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Title:
Florida star
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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English
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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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weekly
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Tiger Woods shot a final round 5 under par 67 on Sunday to win the Memorial and 279, 9 below par, during the fourday tournament, which is held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Nicklaus designed the course. Woods has won the Memorial a record five times, winning in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2009. Woods pocketed $1.1 million. In addition to Memorial wins, Woods has won 73 PGA tournaments, including 14 majors, such as the Masters and U.S. Open, during his 17 years on the PGA. His tournament wins have tied him with Nicklaus who played on the PGA tour for 25 years from 1962 to 1986. Nicklaus won 18 majors. 16 Years of Making Dancers Dreams Come True will be celebrated in a performance of the World Odyssey this Friday at UNF. Many of this city's outstanding performers in the world of dance have in common the fact that their dreams were developed, polished, showcased and nurtured under the tutelage of a lovely lady, Mrs. Kezia The Jacksonville New Courthouse at Night yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! 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Cant Get to the Store? Have Vjg"Uvct Delivered! Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 Htgf"Vc{nqt"vq dg"kpfwevgf"kp vjg"Rtkfg"qh vjg"Lciwctu Vcmg"{qwt Hcvjgt"/" Htgg Vjg"Tkv| Ejcodgt Rnc{gtu See Page A-4 for coupons Go to The Florida Stars Office 1257 W. Edgewood off Lem Turner 904-766-8834 HTGGVKEMGVU Xqvkpi"Tkijvu Kpkvkcvkxg June 14, 5 to7 407 Laura St Downtown T yq"Yqogp"cpf"c"ocp"Ejctigf kp"Owtfgt"qh"c"Dtwpuykem"Ocp Wpvcxkqwu"Iknnctf."3: Owtfgtgf"xkevko Tgpc"N0"Ncpi."54 Uwurgev Ujcswknnc"Yjkvg."43 Uwurgev Fc{swcp"Ocpitco. 39."uwurgev The two women and two men lived in Brunswick but the body of Untavious Gillard, 18, was found in Brantley County last Monday. According to sources, the sale deal did not go as thought so, Gillard was beaten. It is said that while the women were away from the vehicle owned by Lang, Gillard was shot twice in the head. Lang said that when she looked into her car, there was blood and brains on her car console and Gillard was dead. They drove away and Gillards body was taken to the dirt portion of South Post Road, the border of the Brantley-Glynn County line. After much searching, including the use of the Georgia State Patrol helicopter, Gillards body was observed by motorist in woods about 15 to 20 feet from the roadway. He was identified Tuesday during a GBI autopsy and Lang and White were arrested on May 31 after turning themselves in. A search continued for Mangram who turned himself in on June 1, 2012. The three are still at the Brantley County Jail and a hearing and bond has not been set. They were all charged with murder but Mangram had other charges including having a fire arm under 18 years of age. Ftgco"Ocmgtu<""Lcemuqpxknng Egpvgt"qh"vjg"Ctvu"( Pqtvjukfg"Egpvgt"hqt"vjg Rgthqtokpi"Ctvu by Marsha Dean Phelts Mg|kc"Tqnng."hqwpfgt cpf"fktgevq r David Co{"OeEngpfqp Rolle. Ms. Rolle is a renown singer and dancer who studied at Douglas Anderson and Jacksonville University. She opened a dance studio in 1997 and her students have performed internationally. A complete story on Ms. Rolle will appear in the Star next week but this is an introduction to those who have not been privileged to know her and her students and in invitation to our readers to attend a performance at the University of North Floridas Lazzara Theatre: 1 UNF Drive this Friday at 6:00 p.m. as well as have the opportunity to enroll in the training Summer Camps beginning Monday, June 11. Call 904-322-7672 or 904-355-5551 for more information. The Jacksonville Jaguars will honor Fred Taylor, the second player in Jaguars history to be added to the Pride of the Jaguars. Tony Boselli, a former offensive tackle, was the first, who was inducted in 2006. This is the teams ring of honor. Taylor played for the Jaguars 11 seasons from 1998 to 2008. He then played for two years with the New England Patriots and returned to the city to retire on September, 2011. Fred was a Jaguar record holder and rushed for 100 yards in a game 48 times which is also a Jaguars record. Taylor will be honored on September 30, 2012. New owner, Shahid Khan said he understands that Taylor is a Jaguars icon. Taylor is the rank holder for the Jaguars in rushing yards, yards from scrimmage and all-purpose yards. He ranks as the 15th leading rusher in NFL history with 11,695 career rushing yards. Vkigt"Yqqfu"/""C"Ykppgt"Cickp With the new courthouse continuing to fail the fire test, ione reader decided that if the beautiful building well lighted is not a fire hazard, what is the real problem. The biggest problem is the back up of cases preventing the judicial system from getting work done but not stopping the criminal offenses. According to the state attorneys office, 34 criminal trials have been delayed during the past three weeks that the building has not been allowed to be occupied. Of course, there are groups that are happy and groups that are sad about the inability to have court. The jails are now more crowded but there are some inmates who are happy for the delay giving them more time in Duval County rather than what they anticipate will happen after a trial. For others, they just want to get it over with. It is now estimated that a court system will be in place, at least a minimal, next week. Those who wish to secure files from the court may have to wait a little longer because access to the files will be limited. Bank Funds Exposed? Customers needing funds from the ATM or wishing to make a deposit at this bank had fear that a very knowledgeable person could get all of the money and documents out of the machine because the vault was exposed. With such a fear in mind, a reader took a picture of the exposed vault and called the police. She was told, that the opened door was not a problem. How would you feel if you saw this at your bank? Okuukpi"Vykpu Xqvkpi"Eqokpi"Wr cpf"Uwrgtxkuqt"qh Gngevkqp"oc{"jcxg"vq oqxg These Alabama twins have disappeared with a 73-yearold family friend. Please help locate them. There are problems with the building located in Gateway Mall and the mall is said to be in foreclosure and 2012 is a critical election year. Of course, Mr. Holland says if they must move from the facility where they are paying about $52,000 per month rent, they will not do so prior to November elections. The facility is owned by Rev. Carlton Jones, a black entrepreneur.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL AGEE Glenn, died June 1, 2012. BANDARSKA Pavlinda, died June 3, 2012. BARR Betty Lou, 78, died June 2, 2012. BISHOP Jason B., 39, died June 2, 2012. BLACKWELDER Mary Kate Smith, 87, died May 31, 2012. BRADLEY, Alton Taylor, 79, died June 2, 2012. BURT Randall E., 74, died May 31, 2012. CARTER, Loren E., 76, died June 5, 2012. CLARK Betty Jo Rogers, 76, died June 5, 2012. CLARK Hiram N., 53, died June 2, 2012. COX Lillie Mae, died June 5, 2012. CREWS Glenn M., 40, died June 2, 2012. DAVIS, Tom Wesley, died June 3, 2012. DAWSON L. W., died June 3, 2012. DEWS William Will, 31, died June 1, 2012. DUDLEY Anna Mae, died June 2, 2012. DUMAS Andrienna E., 84, died June 5, 2012. ECKLEY, Cade, died June 4, 2012. FLEMING Victoria Grace, 91, died June 1, 2012. FUSSELL Annie Lee, died June 2, 2012. GREEN, Cora James, died May 31, 2012. GRIFFIN Larry Marshall, Sr., died June 1, 2012. HARGROVE Michael Mike, 74, died June 2, 2012. HEWETT Robert, died June 3, 2012. HUGER Jon Anthony, 52, died May 31, 2012. JOHNSON, George Ealie, Jr., 86, died June 3, 2012. MARGRUDER Nancy Ann, 71, died June 3, 2012. MAY John Wesley, Jr., 97, died May 31, 2012. McCLOUD, Mattie Bell Wilson, died June 4, 2012. McMULLEN, Thomas C., Jr., 32, died May 31, 2012. MIKE Michael John, 74, died June 2, 2012. MILISAVIC Jay A., died June 3, 2012. MILLER Ouida McLaughlin, died June 1, 2012. MULLEN, Norma, 88, died May 31, 2012. MULLNER John H., 66, died June 4, 2012. NORRIS Ruby, 54, died June 3, 2012. OSBORNE Harry, died June 3, 2012. PAFFORD Terrell Patrick, 52, died June 5, 2012. PENNINGTON Eleanor, 87, died June 4, 2012. PESINA Juan, 87, died June 3, 2012. POLK, Ronald P., died June 5, 2012. PUFFER Elsie, 97,died June 4, 2012. RIX Walter Red George, Jr., 89, died June 2, 2012. ROBINSON, Raymond, died June 1, 2012. SANDERS Paul Preston, 87, died June 1, 2012. SAVINO Susan F., 71, died May 31, 2012. SCOTT, Jacquelyn White, died June 2, 2012. SIMPSON, Dolly Lucille, 80, died June 3, 2012. SMITH, Paul Frederick, 90, died May 31, 2 012. THACKER, DarleneLouise, 70, died May 30, 2012. THOMAS Andrea, died June 2, 2012. VAN KIRK Susan, died June 3, 2012. WARREN, Myrtle P., 83, died June 3, 2012. WARWICK Bryan Edward, 26, died May 31, 2012. WEAVER Walter, died June 4, 2012. WERTS, Novalynn, 87, died June 3, 2012. WHITE Alonzo, 65, died May 30, 2012. WILSON Lula B., died June 2, 2012. WILSON Maurice Lee, 89, died May 30, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BROWN Joanne Hicks, 76, died June 4, 2012. CAMPBELL Charles Stanley, 6, died June 3, 2012. COCHRAN, Marjorie Margie,Ž 77, died May 30, 2012. DeBOER Robert, 92, died June 3, 2012. HAZEN, Evelyn Ann, died June 4, 2012. JOHNSON Mamie, died June 3, 2012. STEWARD Christine Addie, died May 27, 2012. TYRE, James JimboŽ Homer, III, 50, died May 30, 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 9, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž GREATER MISSIONARY TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 5730 Sawyer Ave., Jacksonville, is having REVIVAL NIGHT COME ONE!!! COME ALL!!! June 27 29, 2012. Guest Speakers: Wednesday, June 27th, Rev. Philip Mercer; Thursday, June 28th, Pastor Wallace Wyatt; Friday, June 29th, Sister Sandra Waldrop. Women Shoe Sizing Night (Fund Raising for the Church). Theme: But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2730 West Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, Florida 32209, with Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor, is have their Midweek Supper and Bible Study at 7: p.m.; Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship with Holy Communion at 11:a.m. Church Motto: Justified for Sanctification that Matters For more information, call (904)765-4219. www.stpauljacksonville.org NEW LIFE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, located at 11100 Wingate Rd. Join us as we celebrate our 15 Years of Ministry as we continue to grown in Faith with Rev. Lamont Hogans as Pastor.  So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work .Ž Nehemiah-4:6. Monday, June 18th,Worship Service; Wednesday, June 20th, Worship Service; Friday, June 22nd the Youth Christian Hip-Hop Night, all at 7pm; Sunday, June 24th at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship. Call 904-768-7779 or www.newlife-umc.org  We Walk By Faith, Not By Sight .Ž MT NEBO MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCHLocated at 8778 Lake Placid East Drive (directly across from Martin Luther King Elementary School). Mt Nebo wishes to invite all to attend Gods Blessing on the Churchs 41st and the 25th of the Reverend Dr. Will A. Waldrop as the Pastor with Saundra Waldrop as the First Lady. The anniversary theme;  The Church is still holding to a changelist God in changing times.Ž This year the anniversary bible verse is based on Hebrews 13:8. The anniversary dates and times are as follows: Sunday, June 10th at 4:00 p.m.; Monday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Will A. and Mrs. Saundra Waldrop

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR JUNE 9, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley, Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. EKO ODUN, Ok Sun Burks. Its Your Birthday Season! They say time flies when youre having fun. Im of the opinion that it flies when youre having fun and gaining in wisdom (a euphemism for getting older). It seems like yesterday when Volume, Ok Sun, and I kicked off her birthday season (inside joke) with Sunday Brunch at Jacksonville Beachs Casa Marina. Later, daughter Chloe joined us for cocktails on the lovely seaside veranda of One Ocean at Atlantic Beach. Its a year later and Im rushing to meet my deadline in order to celebrate another year of good and happy living with my BFFs. Kemi, in this next year I wish for you long life, health, and prosperity. May your relationships with family, friends, and all that you meet continue to bring you joy. May you be victorious over adversity. Lastly, I wish for you all good things in life (gbogbo ire o)! Eko odun! Ase, ase, ase. To! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GET WELL, BETTY. Please join me in wishing Betty Asque Davis a full and speedy recovery from a recent illness, which hospitalized her. As you know, Betty retired as The Florida Stars social columnist last August, after eight years of regaling us with stories and pictures of the social events on the First Coast and beyond. Betty, you and Carl are in my daily thoughts and prayers. I expect nothing less than a return to great health, because, in the words of Michael Jackson, youre BAD (Betty Asque Davis)! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RHONDA PEOPLES-WATERS for Duval County Court Judge, Group 12. Billed as a Greek Social and Meet and Greet, Atty. Rhonda Peoples-Waters was honored at a fundraising event to support her campaign for judge at the Haskell Building. The festive evening included hors doeuvres, door prizes, and music and dancing. Audience members, which included Rhondas sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, were invited to give remarks about the candidate. Rhonda is a practicing attorney, who heads her own law firm in downtown Jacksonville. She is a 1996 graduate of Fisk University. She received the Juris Doctor in 1999 from University of Florida College of Law. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.peoples4judge.com or (904) 701-4805. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CONGRATULATIONS TO COREY WILBORN and the democratic delegates who were selected to represent Duval Countys Congressional Districts at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.! At the recent Florida Democrats Selection Convention in Tampa, the delegates were selected by a vote of other state delegates. Proudly, Corey was selected on the first ballot, which means he received 50% plus 1 of the voting delegates. Not bad for a young man who decided to make Jacksonville his home after arriving here four years ago as a Field Organizer with the Obama campaign. Other Duval delegates going to Charlotte are: Sen. Audrey Gibson, Rep. Mia Jones, George Gillis, Hazel Gillis, Ingrid Fluellen, Pat Turrentine, Justin Spiller, Ray Alfred, Toni Alfred, Radwan Chowdhury, Velma Rounsville, Luella McQueen, and Yesinia Cashman. This is not the complete list of 22 delegates selected. Sen. Tony Hill, a member of the Democratic National Committee, will have a pivotal role at the Charlotte Convention. Sen. Audrey Gibson The Ritz Chamber Players Mainstage Concert Series presents of Music, Love, and Poetry Finale Concert Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7:30 p.m. Jacoby Symphony Hall/Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts Featuring on stage the works of local artist Cecilia Ann Washington-CarrRedeem this original coupon at Will Call on the day of the concert for your complimentary ticket, while seats are available www.ritzchamberplayers.org Complimentary Tickets are availableRitz Chamber Players Finale Concert Ok Sun Burks Betty Asque DavisCandidate, Atty. Rhonda PeoplesWaters for Duval County Judge, Group 12 Volunteers at the Meet and Greet included Angele Dublin, left AKA Sorority members supprting their soror, the candidate, l-r: Sasha Simmons, Levon Burnett, Maude Brown-Lofton, Jackie Lee, Candidate Rhonda Peoples-Waters, and Kourtney JonesBishop Lorenzo HallThe Ladies are Wobblin' Angele Dublin signing in guests

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PAGE -5 THESTAR JUNE 9, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Michael EalyBurning Up The Big And Little Screens!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo Courtesy of USA Network Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!Music : Country superstar Kenny Chesney performed last weekend where every seat in the house was less than 100 feet from the stage at The Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Chesneys show was a benefit on behalf of the disaster preparedness non-profit PLAN T NOW and was part of the 11 th Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament, hosted by stars Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman. Chesneys Brothers of the Sun Tour with Tim McGraw begins this weekend, June 2 in Tampa. My main man, multi-platinum, Houston Rapper Chamillionnaire has a new single out titled TELLAHEZUX GOODBY. Checkout the cut on youtube http://youtu.be/CXZg08pjaaA For download go to http://www.mediafire.com/?r2vmjw3gtarz533 Twitter@chamillionnaire and the website is www.chamillionaire.com Southern country rock Blackberry Smoke will drop their forthcoming album TheWhippoorwill on August 14 th on Zac BrownsAtlantic/Southern Ground Artists label. And speaking of the multi-platinum superstar country boss Zac Brown; hell drop his new album Uncaged July 10 th on his own label. Bluesy rockers The Jamie McLean Band dropped their new album Live at Gibson ft. the single Natalie on Decision Records. The project was recorded live at The Gibson Showroom in New York City. Radio : The Godfather of Black Radio, Legend and pioneer Hal Jackson made his transition last week on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at age 96. No cause of death was available at press time. Despite being repeatedly told that no Blacks would be allowed to become radio announcers following his graduation from Howard University. Jackson persevered and became the first Black to break into radio in 1939. By 1954 he moved to New York City and became the first air personality to broadcast three daily shows on three different stations in the big apple to four million listeners. In 1971 Jackson teamed with Percy Sutton to co-founded the Inner City Broadcasting Company Corporation which acquired a string of radio stations while opening doors for Blacks at all levels in radio i.e., in front of the mic, programming, administratively and management wise. Jackson was the first Black to be inducted into both the National Association of Broadcasters and National Radio Halls of Fame. He also founded The Hal Jackson Talented Teens Miss International Competition. Our prayers and deepest spiritual meditations go out to Jacksons family, friends and listeners. Online Magazine : PoleWorldNewsl.com held a Chrome Carpet Launch Event last Sunday at comedian Jon Lovitzs Comedy Club on the famed Universal City Walk. There was a celeb filled chrome carpet entry that was a prelude to an evening of beauty, athleticism, Art and Grace! PoleWorldNews.com is an online magazine that highlights some of the worlds most celebrated performers in the pole and aerial arts community. Event guest enjoyed complimentary food, drinks pole dance performances, belly dancers and live music on a rooftop location overlooking a beautiful view of Los Angeles. This private, star-studded chrome carpet launch marked the first in a series of exclusive PWN Pole Performance Events to be held in Los Angeles. Theater : If you think hip hopper Nicki Manaj went overboard with her exorcist routine at this years Grammy Awards that may have put a big dent in her career; check out the fact that Carrie is being re-made and Hannibal has been scheduled as a new upcoming TV series and the granddaddy of them all, The Exorcist has been adapted for the stage. The Geffen Playhouse in Beverly Hills has taken an adaptation from the original 1971 novel with a new script written by John Pielmeir (Agnes of God), Directed by John Doyle and starring Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields. The writer says it wont be as gross or messy as the movie with the blood, puke and head spinning! Movies : Battleship. Universal Pictures. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson. Directed and Produced by Peter Berg. Written by Jon and Erich Hoeber. Aliens from space are back and as usual, in the beginning they kick all ass with no way to stop them. Suddenly, someone discovers a weak spot and the earthlings spring into action returning the payback ass-whipping! Rihanna was OK delivering mostly one liners with no heavy extended dialog to memorize. The Navy ships and scenes were spectacular and the action was great as it should be for this type of film. It might even inspire young men to enlist in the Navy. Unfortunately this film is not doing that good at the box office. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook! Study, Observe and Win! Rych Being a steady working actor in Hollywood is a feat in itself and trying to light a flame in one area be it television or film to establish oneself can also be a monumental task. When an actor can manage to set a brightly burning flame in both mediums i.e., TV & movie simultaneously; that is a delicious situation indeed. Michael Ealy has firmly managed to glide between the big and small screens in a fashion that keeps him on top of the game. He is currently starring in the run away, smash hit movie Think Like A Man as the aspiring chief Dominic who just cant seem to get it all together and has a co-lead role as police officer Travis Marks on the USA Network cop drama Common Law. Ealy has several television series as a cast regular under his belt including The Good wife, Sleeper Cell and others. His big screen credits include Barber Shop, Takers, For Colored Girls, Miracle At St. Anna to name some. In his Common Law role as police officer Travis Marks who cant stand his partner Wes Mitchell played by Warren Kole, Ealy explains, Its going to air over the summer on USA. Basically it is an action comedy about these two detectives who; while they do really well to solve crimes; they bicker and fight about a lot of little things at seven years into their relationship so their Captain forces them to go into to couples therapy which instantly creates a whole different layer to the cop show genre. All of a sudden the relationship is somewhat exposed and issues and demons come out and those themes run out like a chorus throughout every episode. Of course, Ealy always puts the Ealy spin on everything he does. What was his impression when he first read the script? He laughs, For me, my character Travis, I thought, was a nice blend of Axel Foley and John McClain. You know what I mean? Like hes brave but reckless, a little bit of a con man, borderline criminal but so much fun to play. I was looking for a television show. I was looking to have some fun and not do something so heavy because its hard times and you just dont want to go to work everyday and have the weight of the world on your shoulders. So this was a perfect opportunity for me to do that. Ealy has compiled an impressive body of work with various themes so does this dictate a particular direction for his career to go? He ponders, Yes and no. What has happened is that Ive been pretty consistent with the drama. Ive done a lot of drama. Miracle (reference to Miracle At St. Anna), started to break me out of that a little bit. Then I did a bunch of action in Takers. I just started wanting to get into comedy with this show. When I read this script I thought this would be good for me to start jumping into the comedy part of my career. Because Ive never really been asked to do any comedy, people dont think Im funny. I had to audition three times to show people that I can make them laugh so it was just a next kind of logical step. At the end of the day I want to have a very diverse body of work. I really do and to me action, comedy, drama, Im doing them all! Of course Ealy has long been object of the ladies admiration and affection. Is the sex symbol thing sill rearing its head every now and then? Ealy blushes a bit and says, Im sure it is but you know what, if I can keep working with it, then I will. Listen, I know who I am, I know where Im from. If thats what other people want to put on me, thats a good title to have if you ask me. LIVINGHow To Avoid Hair Salon Nightmares(StatePoint) Getting the hair cut you want is not always as easy as closing your eyes and visualizing it. If youve ever left the salon looking differently than you planned, you know how frustrating a botched cut or dye job can be. Style satisfaction actually starts long before your stylist picks up the scissors, says Matrix Global Artist Franco Della Grazia of New Yorks Cutler Salon. Communication between you and your stylist should start the moment you walk through the salon door. Here are some indispensable tips for anyone seeking to get the most out of that next trip to the salon: Expect a full and free consultation. A thorough consultation is the best way for a stylist to learn about you and your hair. Most reputable salons will offer free consultations to new clients. It should last about 10 minutes time well spent if you consider how long it takes a bad cut to grow out! Dont keep secrets! The more you share with your stylist, the more information your stylist will have to create a look and styling plan thats right for you. So offer full disclosure about the botched color job that you covered up at home, or the cowlick that springs to life in humidity! Share the good, and even more importantly, the bad so can set goals to be successful together. Be yourself. If youre visiting a salon for the first time, make an effort to wear the outfit that best sums up your flavor. This will help your stylist create a look that harmonizes with your taste and style. Describe your daily routine. Do you shampoo daily? Are you willing to blow dry your hair, or are you always running late for work or school? Do you experiment with different looks and products, or do you prefer a single style that goes from desk to dinner party? A recount of your routine helps your hairdresser design a look you can duplicate at home. Know what should stay and what has to go. I love when a client knows what she likes about her hair and what she wants to change, says Matrix Artistic Director Patrick McIvor. Dont worry about communicating in stylist-speak. Just keep it simple. Do you like your length, your bangs, or the fact that it takes two minutes to do your hair in the morning? Do you dislike your frizz? Is it too red? Too fine? Hairdressers claim its actually more helpful to understand what a client doesnt like, so that they can avoid going down that road. Bring photos of both dos and donts, and be prepared to talk about them. More helpful tips on communicating with your stylist can be found at Matrix.com. Remember, time heals all hair cut blunders. But if you dont feel like waiting, you can take proactive steps to get it right the first time. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Matrix

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6THE STARJUNE 9, 2012 First Wednesday Art Walk A Big Hit Sharon Nelson, Jewelry Maker On the street at De Real Ting Cafe Good times with good friends Gene Thomas Chelsi Henry and Dr Gaffney 26th Annual Gullah Festival Beaufort, SC PHOTOSBYFRANKM. POWELLIII Cool John Ferguson and The Delbert Felix Trio, Delbert Felix Mama Yah and the oldest volunteer Florence Rice Pazanta ByarsPoet, Michael Richardson, Mimi Hicks, and Kenyana Briscoe Grandpa Rock

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By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BAHAMAS:Long revered as the Caribbean queen of class and couture, Maguerite Pindling, widow of the late Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, has been named Deputy to the GovernorGeneral of The Bahamas. The first First Lady of color to the Caribbean nation, Dame Pindling has continued to be a fixture in local politics well past her husbands death. Sir Lynden served as Prime Minister of The Bahamas for 25 years. He was also the first black leader of the nation and also led the country to independence in 1973. Pictured below are the Pindlings with Prince Charles in 1973 Right, the Prince dances with an upbeat island number with Lady Pindling. Far right, Dame Pindling poses in one of her official photographs. By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor Haitian superstar Wyclef Jean celebrated Haitian flag day in a personal way by cheering on his wifey Marie Claudinette. Im at Montclair University Commencement watching Wifey graduate! And its Haitian Flag Day and she is Haitian.he tweeted to his Twitter page, also adding a short video clip. Mrs. Jeans fashion line Fusha Designs has earned her quite a name in the industry. Shes even responsible for dressing the former Fugees frontman and his band, earning Wyclef a spot on Styles top 10 best dressed men list. Although he tweeted that he was proud of his wife, Wyclef did not reveal what degree she earned. JUNE 9, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 50 Years Later Jamaicas Music Has Evolved With Worldwide Acceptance Wyclef Jean Celebrates Haitian Flag Day Cheering On Wife, Designer Marie Claudinette As She Graduates University By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, Jamaica Information Services Over the last 50 years, Jamaicas music has evolved into an international phenomenon a movement that has garnered worldwide acceptance and praise, through the talents and work of musical greats, such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Toots Hibbert, Ziggy Marley and Shaggy. It is our music in the last 50 years that is our greatest calling card, and potentially among our top income earners, says Director/Curator, Jamaica Music Museum at the Institute of Jamaica, Mr. Herbie Miller. It all began with the musical phenomenon known as Ska the sound that echoed the birth of a nation. This was the monotonic beats of a quick paced, tantalising rhythm, fused with Rhythm and Blues undercurrents. This musical revolution, born out of the slums of Kingstons inner cities, is considered the first known sound of authentic Jamaican music. Songs like, Forward March by Ska legend, Derrick Morgan, released in 1962, appropriately became the soundtrack to Jamaicas Independence from British rule in that same year. It was a unique Jamaican sound, a twist between authentic Jamaican melodies and the beats of the American music form, Rhythm and Blues. The music spoke to a nation and a people, who would now direct their own paths, and forge their own destiny. Coming just before Independence in 1962 and extending beyond, the Ska was a launching pad for one of the most creative periods of Jamaican music, writes former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, in his article, The Origins of Jamaican Popular Music. New composers, new songs, new performers emerged as if all this talent had been in a cupboard just waiting for the door to be opened, he adds. Mr. Seaga informs that in just a couple of years, Ska not only became the dominant music in the country, but had begun to penetrate the international market, reaching many thousands of Jamaicans who had migrated to England in the previous decade. This spawned Jamaicas first international hit in 1964 in the form of the song, My Boy Lollipop by Millie Small, which was produced by Chris Blackwell. From there on, a series of Jamaican hits followed in England, where the Ska was known as the Blue Beat, writes Mr. Seaga. Also in the 1960s, the renowned Studio One, created by the late Clement Sir Coxsone Dodd, would become Jamaicas Motown, where all the musical greats would get a chance to record. It was the first recording studio in Jamaica to be owned by a black man. Many, including musical legends, Toots and the Maytals, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Prince Buster, the Skatalites and Theophilus Beckford, got their start recording at the studio, paving the way for what would become Jamaicas rich, musical legacy. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Widow Of First Prime Minister To The Bahamas, Sworn In As Deputy Governor-General Dame Marguerite Pindling is pictured being sworn-in as Deputy to the GovernorGeneral by Acting Chief Justice Senior Justice Hartman Longley on Sunday June 3, in the Drawing Room of Government House. Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes is currently out of the country and will return on Sunday, June 10. (BIS photo by Derek Smith) Ska would later give way to Rock Steady, which emerged in 1967. This later evolved into Reggae the flag bearer of Jamaican music a musical force that has undoubtedly taken the world by storm. Reggae could easily be regarded as Jamaicas most recognisable and influential musical form on the international stage. The formidable force of Dub/DJ/Dancehall followed Reggae, which also revolutionised Jamaicas musical landscape. Dancehall became more than music. It evolved into a lifestyle, with its own forms of dress, dance, social norms and even speech. Today, Jamaicas music has developed into a global movement, becoming probably the single most influential aspect of Jamaican culture. In addition, Mr. Miller notes that in relation to tourism, Jamaicas culture and music is a part of the tremendous pull that attracts so many tourists to the islands shores. It is our culture that is bringing all these people here. They are amazed at who we are, and we amaze them with our achievements musically, he says. Among the great Jamaican musicians was the late legendary Robert Nesta Marley, who many have regarded as Jamaicas greatest achievement in music. The St. Ann native, who later moved to Trench Town with his mother in the 1950s, is arguably Jamaicas most prolific and revered musician. His greatest honours, however, came after his death in 1981. These include a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a GrammyLifetime Achievement Award. His songs and albums have also won numerous honours, such as Time Magazines Album of the Century (for Exodus) and the British Broadcasting Corporations (BBC) Song of the Millennium One Love. Mr. Miller posits that no other Jamaican, in any arena, is as recognisable across all cultures, in almost all countries of the world, as Bob Marley. Another outstanding Jamaican musician, who continues to have an incredible impact on the world, is Jimmy Cliff (James Chambers). Mr. Seaga writes that Jimmy Cliff was part of every period of Jamaican music." In 1993, Mr. Cliff was awarded the Order of Merit for his contribution to music by then Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. International recognition in the form of awards has also been forthcoming for many Jamaicans, with the enviable Grammy Awards, being at the top of the list. In 1985, the group Black Uhuru received the first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording (later changed to Best Reggae Album in 1992). Since then, a slew of dynamic Jamaicans have been recipients of the award, which is probably the highest achievement of any recording artiste. These include, Jimmy Cliff in 1986; Steel Pulse, 1987; Peter Tosh, 1988; Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, 1989, 1990 and 1998; Bunny Wailer, 1991, 1995 and 1997; Shabba Ranks, 1992 and 1993; Inner Circle, 1994; Shaggy, 1996; Sly and Robbie, 1999; Burning Spear, 2000 and 2009; Beenie Man, 2001; Damian Marley, 2002 and 2006; Lee Scratch Perry, 2003; Sean Paul, 2004; Toots and the Maytals, 2005; Ziggy Marley, 2007; Stephen Marley, 2008, 2010 and 2012; and Buju Banton, 2011.

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JUNE 9, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Again Celebrates a Mortgage Burning In 1919 a small church was organized as Palmer Grove Baptist and after several name changes and locations, in 1978 moved to 1824 Prospect Street, Jacksonville. Lining up with its new address, the church became prospective, changed its name to New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church and relished in its growth in membership while continuing its achievements. Under the leadership of its deacons, officers and members, the church paid off the mortgage in 1983. With no debt, in 1984, the Reverend Joe Calhoun became their pastor and the church was able to purchase all of the land surrounding their existing church. With this acquisition, a decision was made to construct a new building to accommodate the growth in membership. In 1997, the present building went under construction and on May 17, 1998 they were able to move into their new sanctuary. The Rev. Landon Williams of The Greater Macedonia Baptist Church was the guest speaker. Pastor Calhoun retired on December 31, 2005 but remained as Pastor Emeritus. A new pastor was chosen in 2006 but departed in March 2010 and Rev. Arnitt Jones was placed in charge of the pulpit. The deacons, officers and members decided it best to pay off the mortgage and launched a drive to do so, while prayerfully seeking a new pastor. The challenge was again met and on March 18, 2012 the last mortgage check was written and the church was again, mortgage free. A pre-mortgage burning service was held on May 17, with Rev. E. L. Griffin of Shalom Missionary Baptist Church presiding and on Friday, May 18, their Service of Thanksgiving was held with a theme, To God Be the Glory, with Rev. Johnny L. Johnson of Philadelphia Baptist Church delivering the word. On Sunday morning, May 20, Pastor Emeritus Joe Calhoun delivered the sermon with Rev. W. L. Phillips presiding. The congregation and guest returned that afternoon at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Landon Williams again gave the sermon, and Pastor Emeritus Calhoun stood between chairman of the Deacon Board Robert Jackson and Brother Lawrence Starling, chairman of Finance & Trustee to light the fire, and burn the mortgage. And the church joyfully said: Amen!

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIA SECTION B Trial To Triumph:Oprah Winfrey and Horatio Alger Scholarships Just Two of Many Earned By Brunswicks Baker Brothers JUNE 09, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Photo:Luke Engram, MME When you first meet brothers Akeem and Rafeal Baker, there is an instant attraction. Both are young, intelligent, witty and charming black men who are excited about life and eager to put their best foot forward. Despite the fact that they are now legally adults, they end their sentences during their interview with me respectfully with yes maamŽ or beg your pardon maam?Ž, evidence that southern hospitality and good old fashioned manners from mom still reigns in some households. However, if youre lucky to engage in conversation with them, one might wonder how its possible that the two 18 year-olds are not twins. The answer is obvious when you realize that they have the same father but different mothers. Rafeal was born in December 1993 and Akeem was born in January 1994. With their mannerisms and drive, one might also find it hard to believe that these young men have grown up with their father and one of their mothers incarcerated. Yet, despite the stigma associated with children of jailed parents, Akeem and Rafeal are proving that they are living life on their own terms and can overcome what people assume they should be and what they want their life to be. That combined with academic ambition has been the reason why the brothers have amassed enough scholarships between them to secure their futures. The Brunswick High School grads excelled all around and represented the Pirates on and off the field. Akeem was in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, FCA, Key Club, and Student Council. He also played football for four years and basketball for two years. Hes also passionate about community building as a youth ministry member at Kingdom Builder's Church where he participates in projects like "Feed My Sheep" and "Giveaways" which provides meals, clothes and other necessities for the less fortunate. Meanwhile, Rafeal played football and basketball in his freshmen year and was president of the Key Club, treasurer of BETA Club, and was also a member of National Honors Society and on the Student Council. While most students will be content with a 3.0 grade point average, Akeem says he struggledŽ through three years maintaining a 3.92 and was pleased that he finally got it up to a 4.0. Rafeal on the other hand graduated with a 4.1 grade point average. Rafeal walked away with more than a few titles including the Golden Rule Student of the Month, Glynn County Student of the Year which came with a $3,000 prize, Brunswick High Senior Student of the Year, Georgia winner for the $5,000 Horatio Alger Scholarship, Key Club Scholarship, and the Link Inc. Scholarship. Prior to being awarded his scholarship, Akeem recalls being discouraged about even visiting Morehouse College. I actually went up to the school and talked to the head of financial aid,Ž he said. I told him my GPA and some other important things like my SAT and ACT scores. He looked at my family's income and other things and awarded me with the scholarship. I could see my God working through him because before I talked to him I was outside his office telling my mother, There is no way we can pay for this. I don't even know why we came all the way up here just to get denied!" God showed me that if you just put your trust in him he'll make a way. I was blessed to have received the $80,000 Oprah Winfrey scholarship. All I have to do is maintain a 3.0 and I'll keep it. That scholarship will pay a big chunk of my school's cost and take a big load off my mother's back. Shout out to Oprah!Ž While Akeem is set for Morehouse, Rafeal will attend Georgia College and State University. Both plan to pursue careers in medicine, particularly anesthesiology. And despite their father being in jail, the brothers admit that he is still very much a dad to them and the reason Rafeal says he strives for greater success. Ralf and I have a very strong relationship with our father,Ž says Akeem. I feel like I've always had my father in my life although he hasn't been with me physically, I have always been writing him constantly and asking for advice on things only a father would have the answer to. More importantly, the brothers have maintained a relationship with each other. That's my big brother but we're the same age,Ž Akeem says of Rafeal. I ask him whatever I want to and vice versa. We do everything together because we have so much in common. It's a blessing to have a brother like him.Ž Akeem and I are close because we understand each other,Ž added Rafeal. We are always there for each other no matter what. I love my brother, because he always has my back when I feel I don't have anyon e else.Ž Both credit the success of their relationship to two very special ladies … their mothers. My mother Chastity influenced me to be who I am today,Ž Akeem beams. I just want to make her proud because she makes me proud every day. My daddy once told me, Theres nothing like a mother's love. A mother gives her child the same love God gives us. She shows me every day th at he was absolutely right. And mom, I love you and you won't be working much longer when I get a job. For real.Ž My mom Tasha, what can I say to her,Ž smiles Rafeal. Thank you for giving birth to me and for giving me life. My family, esp ecially my grandmothers Brenda Dobson and Sakile Flowers, mom, and all the great teachers that I encountered have helped me become who I am.Ž When asked what message they would spread to young black men to continue striving for excellence, the Baker brothers werent sh ort on words. Don't get caught up in that foolishness man, advised Akeem.Ž If I could do this, you can do this. Think big. You don't have t o go to school to make it big. Just find something you're passionate about and change the world with it. The world wants a black man to fail because it's afraid of him taking over.Ž Added Rafeal: Stay focused and never let anything get in the way of your dreams. Also, remember to always work on keeping your mind sharp, because that is something no one can ever take away from you.Ž From all of us at The Florida and Georgia Star, a proud media voice in the African-American community, we wish the best to the Bakers who, in spite of all the negative news, prove that there are not only a few good men left, but a few good black men setting standards in their generatio n. Congratulations!  I could see my God working through him, because before I talked to him, I was outside his office telling my mother,  There is no way we can pay for this. I don't even know why we came all the way up here just to get denied!" God showed me that if you just put your trust in him he'll make a way. I was blessed to have received the $80,000 Oprah Winfrey Scholarship. All I have to do is maintain a 3.0 and I'll keep it. That scholarship will pay a big chunk of my school's cost and take a big load off my mother's back. Shout out to Oprah!Ž Akeem Baker, left with brother Rafeal. Don't get caught up in that foolishness man. If I could do this, you can do this. Think big. You don't have to go to school to make it big. Just find something you're passionate about and change the world with it. The world wants a black man to fail because it's afraid of him taking over.Ž Akeem Baker Stay focused and never let anything get in the way of your dreams. Also, remember to always work on keeping your mind sharp, because that is something no one can ever take away from you.Ž.Ž Rafeal Baker

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JUNE 9, 2012 THESTAR JAGUARCARAVAN MAKES TOUCHDOWNINBRUNSWICKPAGEB-4 The Jacksonville Jaguars Caravan made a stop in Brunswick last week and despite the inclement weather, fans showed up to prove that they are hyped and ready for football season. More importantly, they showed that they are ready to adopt the Jags as their hometown team. Footballers and ROARcheerleaders were on hand in downtown Brunswick to sign autographs, greet fans and spread words of encouragement to locals who promised to show their support in the upcoming season. Showing their charitable side, the team also presented the Southeast Georgia Health Systems Foundation with a $5,000 check. Photos: Jacksonville Jaguars.

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INVESTIGATIONSMy Day By Ester Davis, EDTV Investigations are NOT Indictments … Part One George Musgrove (www.theRoot.com ) chronicles allegations of racially disproportionate harassment against black elected officials post civil rights. My media peers in four corners of the nation and I had this conversation several years ago, because we recognized that in every major city, when you pick up the local newspaper, there is a high profile African American male, elected official, under investigation. How can this be? Growing up down Houston way (Conroe, Texas, to be exact), my Mother, an English major, ordered magazines for each of her four children. So every month we received a magazine with our name on it. This was a BIG deal!!!. and we shared the information with our bountiful audience of cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, pets and neighbors. Amazingly each month in my magazine was an article on Adam Clayton Powell, the unapologetic activistŽ. So, I am still today, an authentic noted authority on the jet-setting lifestyle of the former Congressman from Harlem. This was in the 50s. Just a little significant history here and I am highlighting all the fine points. From 1945 to 1955, Adam Clayton Powell and William Clay, St. Louis, I think, were the two only black members of Congress. Adam Clayton Powell was under investigation constantly. From 1950 to 1960, this ten(10)year journey, ended this time in a hung jury. Powell continued to be censured, fined, deprived of seniority and excluded by his peers. In 1967, the voters sent Congress a clear message, in a special election to fill Powells seat. Powell received 86% of the vote in 1967. Reminder : We just had a known and noted black elected official in Dallas County to receive 70% of the vote, who is under investigation. Back to Adam Clayton Powell and my historic perspective. Entering his 12th term in 1968, the House voted to deny Powell his seniority, fined him for misuse of payroll, travel and finances. The Supreme Court vindicated him in 1969. Now read this slowly, from 1974 to 1977, Powell was investigated five(5)times, from various federal agencies and two major newspapers for everything from funds misuse to tax evasion to. you name it. This led to no convictions. not even an indictment. I do not even have time to discuss Marion Barry, Washington, D.C., or countless other African American elected officials around the country. Post civil rights, in 1970, 40% of black elected officials were under investigation, most allegations, some just downright frivolous. Between 1980 and 1990, one third of black elected officials in Congress faced a federal criminal investigation of such sort. For the past five(5)decades, race related challenges, from beginning of oath of office-thru-to-daily duties, have boldly confronted the black male elected official. Again, how can this be? Thats all I want to know. How can this be? Popular opinion with solid brass fact points to the news media as the undisputed leader. Now, waiting for that book and its contents to go viral. Catching UP: JOIN me, Ester Davis, as MC, June 16 at Thorntree Country Club, with the National Council of Negro Women(NCNW.) Call for details. Email: edtvTexas@gmail.com or 214-376-9000. On ION Media every Thursday morning, 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM. Part II: Investigations: Past Three(3)Years. PAGE B-6 THESTAR JUNE 9, 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 9, 2012THE STARPR 1 Jacksonville children can receive free lunch and snackJACKSONVILLE, Fla. „ The Jacksonville Children's Commission (JCC), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will partner to provide nutritious snacks and lunches to Jacksonville children from Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 10. Any Duval County child under the age of 18 can receive a lunch by visiting one of the Summer Lunch sites across the city. This list includes, for the first time, 14 Jacksonville Public Library locations. A "Free Lunch Served Here" banner is posted at each site with the meal times indicated. Children do not need to be enrolled in other programming at the site to receive a lunch or snack they just need to show up during meal times. Each year, more than 12,000 Duval County children may receive nutritious snacks and lunches at no cost to parents through the Summer Lunch Program. To qualify as a Summer Lunch Site, sites must be in an area that serves a school with at least 50 percent of its students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program, allow access to all neighborhood children, and provide the food free of charge. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. A complete list of Summer Lunch Program sites is attached and is available at www.jaxkids.net. To view the list, click on Nutrition Services, 2012 Summer Lunch Site List. For more information, call the Commission at (904) 630-6430. JACKSONVILLE CHILDRENS COMMISSION KICKS OFF SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM FORTIS INSTITUTE, JACKSONVILLE OFFERING COMPLIMENTARY HAIRCUTS TO MILITARY DADS AND SHERIFFS OFFICE FOR FATHERS DAY Second Annual Event on Friday, June 15th Expanded to Include JSO JACKSONVILLE, Fla. … Fortis Institute, Jacksonville again this year will be on the cutting edgeŽ for Fathers Day. In celebration of this national holiday and to honor the men who serve in the U.S. Armed forces, students and faculty at the post-secondary institution will offer complimentary haircuts for military dads and veterans on Friday, June 15, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Fortis campus, 5995-2 University Blvd. The choice to make this an annual event for the military was a natural one for our campus,Ž explained Executive Director Dr. Karen Scolforo. Many of our instructors have a military background and the local military presence has had significant economic impact on Jacksonville.Ž In addition to the military, the Fortis campus this year decided to extend the offer to the members of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office as well. Since we are honoring those who protect us, why not include those who provide security right here on our campus and in our local communities?Ž Scolforo noted. This event is our way of giving back to the community while supporting those who protect usƒand our country.Ž Servicemen, veterans, and JSO personnel can make an appointment by calling the salon directly at 904-418-5615, or may utilize the campus walk-in service. Haircuts will be provided by students under direct supervision of licensed barbers and cosmetologists. Fortis Institute, Jacksonville, formerly North Florida Institute, is located at 5995-2 University Blvd in West Jacksonville. A member of the Florida Association of Post-Secondary Schools and Colleges and the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, Fortis Institute, Jacksonville offers programs in Cosmetology, Barber Styling, Nail/Facial Specialist, Nail Technology, Spa and Salon Management, ECG/Phlebotomy/Lab Assistant, and HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration). For more information on this event and other programs, call the campus at 904-4436300.

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Sources have confirmed Boy Scouts of America officials are considering a new policy for 2013 that would allow local charter organizations to decide whether or not to accept gay scouts and leaders; Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout whose video in support of his two gay moms went viral last year, delivered 275K signatures to the Boy Scouts national annual meeting last week; Petition, launched on Change.org and supported by thousands of scouts, scout leaders and former scouts, urges the Boy Scouts of America to reinstate Jennifer Tyrrell, an Ohio mom removed as a leader of her seven-year-old sons pack because shes gay Sources have confirmed that Boy Scout officials have proposed a new policy -which could be voted on as early as 2013 -that would allow local chartering organizations to decide whether or not to accept gay youth and leaders. The proposal comes after Eagle Scout Zach Wahls delivered more than 275,000 signatures to the National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America from a popular petition on Change.org. The petition calls on the Boy Scouts to reinstate a lesbian den leader in Ohio, Jennifer Tyrrell, who was removed from her position because of her sexual orientation, and to end the Boy Scouts long-held policy barring openly gay scouts and scout leaders. Last Wednesday I delivered 275,000 petition signatures -including the signatures of thousands of scouts and scout leaders -to the Boy Scouts of America because I love the organization and I refuse to stand by idly as it forfeits its cultural relevancy at the very moment this country needs it most,Ž said Wahls. In proposing to allow local charter organizations to decide whether or not theyll include gay youth and leaders within their ranks, the Boy Scouts of America has taken an historic step forward, and I applaud their bravery in doing so.Ž Wahls met with the Boy Scouts of Americas Public Relations Director, Deron Smith, and other top-ranking Boy Scout officials who asked not to be named after delivering the 275,000 petition signatures to the organizations annual national meeting last Wednesday. As both an Eagle Scout with a personal investment in the success of the Boy Scouts of America and as the son of a lesbian couple, it means a lot to see this change finally set in motion,Ž added Wahls. Wahls, the author of My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family and whose online video in support of his two gay moms went viral last year, delivered the signatures on behalf of Jennifer Tyrrell, a lesbian mom who was removed as den leader of her seven-year-old sons Cub Scout troop in Ohio last month. After being removed from her position, Tyrrell started a petition on Change.org asking to be reinstated, and urging the Boy Scouts to stop dividing families and communities with a policy that excludes gay familes, scouts and leaders. When I got the call from the Boy Scouts of America signaling that I could no longer serve as my seven-year-olds Cub Scout den leader, I was heartbroken. But the blow was softened by the outpouring of support I received from my community and the parents of the boys I had dedicated myself to,Ž said Tyrrell. I know if it was up to my community, Id still be a Cub Scout Den Leader today, so this news is definitely a huge step in the right direction for the Boy Scouts of America.Ž Tyrrells petition on Change.org earned the support of scores of celebrities, including most recently GLEEs Dianna Agron, who signed the petition this past weekend at the GLAAD media awards in San Francisco, where Tyrrell was featured and addressed the crowd. Other celebrities endorsing Tyrrells petition include Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Ricky Martin, Fran Drescher, Kelly Osbourne, Benicio Del Toro, and more. Zach and the thousands of scouts and scout leaders who have joined Jennifers campaign were able to connect through the petition in a way that has never happened before, which definitely caught the attention of the Boy Scouts of America,Ž said Mark Anthony Dingbaum, Campaign Manager at Change.org. Change happens when everyday people like Jennifer are brave enough to share personal stories that inspire hundreds of thousands to take action -and thats what Change.org is all about.Ž JUNE 9, 2012 THE STARPR 2 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA OFFICIALS PROPOSE ALLOWING LOCAL TROOPS TO ACCEPT GAY YOUTH AND LEADERS AFTER EAGLE SCOUT DELIVERS 275,000 PETITIONS AT NATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING

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JUNE 9, 2012 THE STARPR 4 National Parks Offer Affordable Summer Fun Close To Home (StatePoint) You can make history, culture, natural beauty and scientific exploration a part of your life this summer by visiting a National Park near you. The nations 397 national parks not only protect some of Americas most iconic treasures, but they also tell diverse stories and teach valuable lessons about our shared heritage. National Parks are fun and affordable tourist destinations for families, friends and even solo travelers looking for a healthy dose of exploration. School may be out for summer, but the pursuit of knowledge should never take a break … and a national park is like a classroom, but way more fun. Here are some great ideas for how to learn at a national park near you: € Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a trip to a battlefield. € Visit the childhood home of a historical figure to learn about day-to-day living in a different era. Experience the log cabin in Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born, or marvel through Teddy Roosevelts childhood home in New York City. € Connect with your past at a place that has special meaning to your family history. € Discover an array of wildlife and plant life and truly appreciate the parks biodiversity. On your visit, take a guided walk with a Park Ranger. Be sure to look up, look down and all around to make a game of spotting as many species as you can. € Encourage your children to connect to the science, history and natural wonder of parks by becoming a Junior Ranger, or if you cant make it to the park, explore the WebRanger program online. € Howd that boulder get there? Discover the geology of canyons, mountains and other scenic landscapes. National park visitor centers can provide you with resources to help you understand the ground below you. € Challenge yourself to an outdoor adventure like camping, biking or rafting. Pick up skills like pitching a tent and cooking outdoors. € National parks face many challenges, from threats to wildlife, to the need for more funding. Learn about these concerns and what you can do to help locally and nationally. Our national parks are the soul of this country,Ž says Tom Kiernan, President of the National Parks Conservation Association. These are special places that can inspire us and connect us to nature and our shared heritage.Ž The National Park System was created with enjoyment in mind, so plan a trip that will be fun for you and your family. The good news is that you might not need to travel far; there may be one close to home. Plan your trip at www.nps.gov/findapark. The National Park System, which covers over 83 million acres nationwide, preserves natural and historical sites, creates jobs, benefits local economies, and educates a diverse public. This summer, help protect its future by fostering the next generation of park-lovers. For more information on how you can help protect our national parks, and plan your next vacation visit www.npca.org. „„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„„-Aretha Franklin is Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton UniversityFranklin Receives her 12th Honorary Doctorate Degree(New York, NY) Multiple GRAMMY Award-winner Aretha Franklin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton University during its 265th Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 5. The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2012 was held on Princeton University's front lawn of the historic Nassau Hall. This is Franklin's 12th honorary doctorate degree. Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman, presided over the ceremony, with over 10,000 students and guests attending. "President Shirley Tilghman, the Trustees, Ms. Brooks, the music department, staff and faculty were all most welcoming, elegant and gracious," said Franklin. "I am so pleased and thankful for the most prestigious gift of this honorary degree from this revered and world famous institution of higher learning, Princeton University. And the grace of God that has brought me thus far and grace will lead me on." Franklin was among six Honorary Degree recipients, who also included Peter Carril, Doctor of Humanities; Eduardo Padrn, Doctor of Laws; Joan Wallach Scott, Doctor of Humane Letters; Joseph Taylor Jr., Doctor of Science; Karen Uhlenbeck, Doctor of Science. Franklin has received several honorary degrees, including an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, Yale University, 2010; an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, Berklee College of Music, 2006; an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, The New England Conservatory of Music, 1995; an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Wayne State University, 1990; an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, The University of Michigan, 1987; and an Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree, The Bethune-Cookman College, 1975. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Varina and Jay Patel 123rf.com

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Man Kidnaps Baby to Make News Headline But Baby DiesA man was arrested after his 1-month-old son was found dead inside the trunk of a car. Police say it started around 7 p.m. when 24-year-old Janus Saintil Jr. was heading to a Walmart with his girlfriend, Claudia Harriott, 22, their son and two friends. In the parking lot, Saintil and Harriott began to argue in the car. Saintil then took out a gun and made one of the female friends drive the 2008 Kia to where his friends supposedly were. The car was stopped at a house, where Saintil dropped off the baby. Harriott and the two other victims were unfamiliar with the house and couldnt tell investigators where it was. They said Saintil came back out with three unidentified men who ent different vehicle. He ordered the woman driving the Kia to follow the car. They followed the car to a second house and this time when he went into the house, he took all the cellphones from the three victims in the car. As Saintil returned to the car, he ordered the driver to go to another location. Along the way, the car stopped at a gas station where Saintil had the two women wait outside, while he and the male victim, Andrew Pennent, went inside to use an ATM. Saintil attempted to force Pennent to withdraw cash from the machine, but he refused and instead yelled for help. Saintil then ran out and fled in the vehicle, which belonged to the mother of the female victim, Marissa Murray. Its unclear where Saintil went when he left them shortly after 10 p.m., but as he was fleeing he told Harriott that he was going to kill their baby. According to reports, police found the stolen Kia and the 1-month-old baby dead in the trunk, covered by a diaper bag and blanket. Murray revealed the motive behind Saintils kidnapping. She said that he had received a text message from Harriott that she wanted to break up with him for good, which angered him. It was to the point that he lost his mind as Murray described. She also said that Saintil did what he did to make the news. Saintil was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, armed kidnapping, armed carjacking, robbery and other counts on Saturday and ordered held without bail. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJUNE 09, 2012 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Man Attacks Customer Leaving WalmartA man was arrested for attacking a customer that was leaving a Walmart store. Police say a man by the name ofEmory Alford had just walked out of the Walmart store and was walking to his car, which was parked at the far end of the parking lot, when he was approached by Jacob Henry Jr., 29. Henry then immediately started to swing the bat he was carrying, striking Alford. He did not even say a word or demand anything before the attack. Another witness, James Maness, said that he was across the street at a car wash and saw the attack. He went to Alfords aid as Henry fled the area. Police arrived with a K-9 unit and found Henry several hours later in a Sears store. The bat was also found at the parking lot and was collected as evidence. Henry was arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery and burglary to a structure. Alford was taken to the hospital where he was treated. Emory Alford Janus Saintil Jr.

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Woman Kills Daughter and Husband and Stays with Corpses for Three Days San Carlos, CAA horrific tragedy had struck the home of Regina Johnson, 55. Police say she allegedly shot and killed her husband, Reuben Johnson, 56, and her daughter, Aaliyah Johnson, 14. Motives for the shooting have not yet been released, but records show that the family has had a history of financial problems, including numerous bankruptcy filings. Regina was also laid off from her job at a local financial services company where she worked as an administrator. After the shooting, police say she called a relative in another state that her husband and daughter died. After the relative called police, authorities arrived to Reginas home, where the bodies were found. Police found out that the bodies had been in the home the past few days without any reports to the police. Regina was arrested on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder. Woman Breaks into Home to Clean House and Leaves Bill Sherry Bush said that someone had broken into her home, while she was away. Her daughter was sleeping upstairs as the intruder took out the trash, vacuumed the carpet, and cleaned up the playroom. When Bush came back home, she found a note on a napkin saying, $75 I was here to cleanŽ with a name, Sue Warren, and a number. Bush assumed that Warren had cleaned the wrong house and gave her a call. When she talked to her on the phone, Warren told Bush that she does this all the time and she cleaned her house for her. Warren had not stolen anything either, but Warren still was arrested. She has not yet been charged, but she may be charged with trespassing. JUNE09, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Boy Brutally Beaten While Hogtied and Gagged A man was charged with a felony for abusing and beating his child. The grandmother of the 8-year-old son woke up at 2 a.m. to a muffled screaming coming from downstairs. When she went down to see what was going on, she found her grandson hogtiedŽ with her 29-yearold son, Richard Wright, on top beating him with a belt. The son was also seen with a shirt wrapped around his nose and mouth, gagged. As Wright was beating his son on the buttocks, he missed at one point, hitting him in the eye and causing it to turn red blood vessels broke. Wrights mother screamed for Wright to stop, which he did. She took the boy to the hospital and went to the police. She told them Wright doesnt live with her at her apartment, but sleeps there a few nights a week and wasnt sure if he was drunk that night or not. According to reports, Wright has been arrested many times, including charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm/ammunition by a convicted felon, resisting an officer with violence and possession of cocaine. Wright was arrested without incident and charged with child abuse, a first-degree felony. He is being held on $25,000 bond. Man Shoots Self and Files Report A man was arrested for lying about being shot in an attempted robbery last night. Deputies responded to 24-year-old Steven Lipseys call and went to his home just before midnight. They discovered that he had a single gunshot wound to his left hand. Lipsey claimed a man named GregŽ tried to rob him, then shot him and ran from the scene. Detectives soon determined that the forensic evidence from the scene did not support Lipseys statement.During a further search of the alleged crime scene, detectives found a blood trail to the back porch, where they found a 9mm black semiautomatic handgun on the roof. Lipsey admitted the gun went off when he tried to unload it and concocted the story to avoid being arrested. He is now charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence, giving a false report to a law enforcement officer and making a false official statement. Man Carjacks Vehicle to Go to Prom Chicago, IL20-year-old Lorenzo Bracey was said to have stolen a maroon-colored 1997 Ford Expedition from a man at gunpoint at around 9 a.m. He drove off with the SUV and was later seen again by the owner of the vehicle at a McDonalds at around 7 p.m. The victim then called police and gave a description of Bracey, who was wearing a fancy white shirt and grayish silver tuxedo suit with a vest. When police arrived and questioned Bracey, he told them he had a prom to go to that evening. An Ecstacy pill was found along with a weapon, which Bracey said was for protection. Bracey was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, all of which are felonies. He is being held on $150,000 bail. Female Soldier Stabbed 74 Times by Sergeant Brandy Fonteneaux, 28, was found murdered naked in her Colorado barracks. Sergeant Vincente Jackson confessed to the killing and was arrested. Later he claimed he was suffering from temporary insanity. Jackson had allegedly went entered Brandys room after a night of drinking. When she woke up to see Jackson, she was bombarded with stabbing after stabbing. According to an autopsy report, Brandy was stabbed 11 times in the chest, 16 times in the arms, and 43 times in the back. Brandys family asked that Jackson get life without parole, while Jacksons lawyer argued that he shouldnt be tried as he wasnt in his right mind.Ž Jackson awaits trial. Steven Lipsey Richard Wright

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JUNE 09, 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: Janecia L. Coney Age: 15 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 5/10/12 Name: Shaneice Harden Age: 17 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 5/10/12 Name: Alicia K. Paul Age: 13 Weight: 105 lbs Last seen: 5/16/12 Name: Daneisha Owens Age: 17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 5/18/12 Name: Clarissa D. Williams Age: 16 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 5/26/12MOSTWANTED Police ImpersonatorThe individual in the photo is being sought by police. The unknown suspect went into a local business selling multiple IPADS. It was determined later that the boxes were empty. Anyone with any information about this unknown 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:Dennis Domonique DurdenOffense:Felony Battery Name:Jc DraytonOffense:Leave Crash w/Injury Name: Elijah Donald DunningOffense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Nathaniel Alfonzo Dudley Offense:Written Threats to Kill



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Tiger Woods shot a final round 5 under par 67 on Sunday to win the Memorial and 279, 9 below par, during the fourday tournament, which is held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Nicklaus designed the course. Woods has won the Memorial a record five times, winning in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2009. Woods pocketed $1.1 million. In addition to Memorial wins, Woods has won 73 PGA tournaments, including 14 majors, such as the Masters and U.S. Open, during his 17 years on the PGA. His tournament wins have tied him with Nicklaus who played on the PGA tour for 25 years from 1962 to 1986. Nicklaus won 18 majors. 16 Years of Making Dancers Dreams Come True will be celebrated in a performance of the World Odyssey this Friday at UNF. Many of this city's outstanding performers in the world of dance have in common the fact that their dreams were developed, polished, showcased and nurtured under the tutelage of a lovely lady, Mrs. Kezia The Jacksonville New Courthouse at Night yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! 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Lang said that when she looked into her car, there was blood and brains on her car console and Gillard was dead. They drove away and Gillards body was taken to the dirt portion of South Post Road, the border of the Brantley-Glynn County line. After much searching, including the use of the Georgia State Patrol helicopter, Gillards body was observed by motorist in woods about 15 to 20 feet from the roadway. He was identified Tuesday during a GBI autopsy and Lang and White were arrested on May 31 after turning themselves in. A search continued for Mangram who turned himself in on June 1, 2012. The three are still at the Brantley County Jail and a hearing and bond has not been set. They were all charged with murder but Mangram had other charges including having a fire arm under 18 years of age. Ftgco"Ocmgtu<""Lcemuqpxknng Egpvgt"qh"vjg"Ctvu"( Pqtvjukfg"Egpvgt"hqt"vjg Rgthqtokpi"Ctvu by Marsha Dean Phelts Mg|kc"Tqnng."hqwpfgt cpf"fktgevqr David Co{"OeEngpfqp Rolle. Ms. Rolle is a renown singer and dancer who studied at Douglas Anderson and Jacksonville University. She opened a dance studio in 1997 and her students have performed internationally. A complete story on Ms. Rolle will appear in the Star next week but this is an introduction to those who have not been privileged to know her and her students and in invitation to our readers to attend a performance at the University of North Floridas Lazzara Theatre: 1 UNF Drive this Friday at 6:00 p.m. as well as have the opportunity to enroll in the training Summer Camps beginning Monday, June 11. Call 904-322-7672 or 904-355-5551 for more information. The Jacksonville Jaguars will honor Fred Taylor, the second player in Jaguars history to be added to the Pride of the Jaguars. Tony Boselli, a former offensive tackle, was the first, who was inducted in 2006. This is the teams ring of honor. Taylor played for the Jaguars 11 seasons from 1998 to 2008. He then played for two years with the New England Patriots and returned to the city to retire on September, 2011. Fred was a Jaguar record holder and rushed for 100 yards in a game 48 times which is also a Jaguars record. Taylor will be honored on September 30, 2012. New owner, Shahid Khan said he understands that Taylor is a Jaguars icon. Taylor is the rank holder for the Jaguars in rushing yards, yards from scrimmage and all-purpose yards. He ranks as the 15th leading rusher in NFL history with 11,695 career rushing yards. Vkigt"Yqqfu"/""C"Ykppgt"Cickp With the new courthouse continuing to fail the fire test, ione reader decided that if the beautiful building well lighted is not a fire hazard, what is the real problem. The biggest problem is the back up of cases preventing the judicial system from getting work done but not stopping the criminal offenses. According to the state attorneys office, 34 criminal trials have been delayed during the past three weeks that the building has not been allowed to be occupied. Of course, there are groups that are happy and groups that are sad about the inability to have court. The jails are now more crowded but there are some inmates who are happy for the delay giving them more time in Duval County rather than what they anticipate will happen after a trial. For others, they just want to get it over with. It is now estimated that a court system will be in place, at least a minimal, next week. Those who wish to secure files from the court may have to wait a little longer because access to the files will be limited. Bank Funds Exposed? Customers needing funds from the ATM or wishing to make a deposit at this bank had fear that a very knowledgeable person could get all of the money and documents out of the machine because the vault was exposed. With such a fear in mind, a reader took a picture of the exposed vault and called the police. She was told, that the opened door was not a problem. How would you feel if you saw this at your bank? Okuukpi"Vykpu Xqvkpi"Eqokpi"Wr cpf"Uwrgtxkuqt"qh Gngevkqp"oc{"jcxg"vq oqxg These Alabama twins have disappeared with a 73-yearold family friend. Please help locate them. There are problems with the building located in Gateway Mall and the mall is said to be in foreclosure and 2012 is a critical election year. Of course, Mr. Holland says if they must move from the facility where they are paying about $52,000 per month rent, they will not do so prior to November elections. The facility is owned by Rev. Carlton Jones, a black entrepreneur.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL AGEE, Glenn, died June 1, 2012. BANDARSKA Pavlinda, died June 3, 2012. BARR, Betty Lou, 78, died June 2, 2012. BISHOP, Jason B., 39, died June 2, 2012. BLACKWELDER Mary Kate Smith, 87, died May 31, 2012. BRADLEY, Alton Taylor, 79, died June 2, 2012. BURT, Randall E., 74, died May 31, 2012. CARTER, Loren E., 76, died June 5, 2012. CLARK, Betty Jo Rogers, 76, died June 5, 2012. CLARK, Hiram N., 53, died June 2, 2012. COX, Lillie Mae, died June 5, 2012. CREWS, Glenn M., 40, died June 2, 2012. DAVIS, Tom Wesley, died June 3, 2012. DAWSON, L. W., died June 3, 2012. DEWS, William Will, 31, died June 1, 2012. DUDLEY Anna Mae, died June 2, 2012. DUMAS, Andrienna E., 84, died June 5, 2012. ECKLEY, Cade, died June 4, 2012. FLEMING, Victoria Grace, 91, died June 1, 2012. FUSSELL, Annie Lee, died June 2, 2012. GREEN, Cora James, died May 31, 2012. GRIFFIN, Larry Marshall, Sr., died June 1, 2012. HARGROVE, Michael Mike, 74, died June 2, 2012. HEWETT, Robert, died June 3, 2012. HUGER, Jon Anthony, 52, died May 31, 2012. JOHNSON, George Ealie, Jr., 86, died June 3, 2012. MARGRUDER Nancy Ann, 71, died June 3, 2012. MAY, John Wesley, Jr., 97, died May 31, 2012. McCLOUD, Mattie Bell Wilson, died June 4, 2012. McMULLEN, Thomas C., Jr., 32, died May 31, 2012. MIKE, Michael John, 74, died June 2, 2012. MILISAVIC Jay A., died June 3, 2012. MILLER, Ouida McLaughlin, died June 1, 2012. MULLEN, Norma, 88, died May 31, 2012. MULLNER, John H., 66, died June 4, 2012. NORRIS Ruby, 54, died June 3, 2012. OSBORNE, Harry, died June 3, 2012. PAFFORD, Terrell Patrick, 52, died June 5, 2012. PENNINGTON, Eleanor, 87, died June 4, 2012. PESINA, Juan, 87, died June 3, 2012. POLK, Ronald P., died June 5, 2012. PUFFER, Elsie, 97,died June 4, 2012. RIX, Walter Red George, Jr., 89, died June 2, 2012. ROBINSON, Raymond, died June 1, 2012. SANDERS Paul Preston, 87, died June 1, 2012. SAVINO Susan F., 71, died May 31, 2012. SCOTT, Jacquelyn White, died June 2, 2012. SIMPSON, Dolly Lucille, 80, died June 3, 2012. SMITH, Paul Frederick, 90, died May 31, 2 012. THACKER, Darlene Louise, 70, died May 30, 2012. THOMAS, Andrea, died June 2, 2012. VAN KIRK, Susan, died June 3, 2012. WARREN, Myrtle P., 83, died June 3, 2012. WARWICK Bryan Edward, 26, died May 31, 2012. WEAVER, Walter, died June 4, 2012. WERTS, Novalynn, 87, died June 3, 2012. WHITE, Alonzo, 65, died May 30, 2012. WILSON, Lula B., died June 2, 2012. WILSON, Maurice Lee, 89, died May 30, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BROWN, Joanne Hicks, 76, died June 4, 2012. CAMPBELL, Charles Stanley, 6, died June 3, 2012. COCHRAN, Marjorie Margie, 77, died May 30, 2012. DeBOER, Robert, 92, died June 3, 2012. HAZEN, Evelyn Ann, died June 4, 2012. JOHNSON, Mamie, died June 3, 2012. STEWARD Christine Addie, died May 27, 2012. TYRE, James Jimbo Homer, III, 50, died May 30, 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 9, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... GREATER MISSIONARY TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 5730 Sawyer Ave., Jacksonville, is having REVIVAL NIGHT COME ONE!!! COME ALL!!! June 27 29, 2012. Guest Speakers: Wednesday, June 27th, Rev. Philip Mercer; Thursday, June 28th, Pastor Wallace Wyatt; Friday, June 29th, Sister Sandra Waldrop. Women Shoe Sizing Night (Fund Raising for the Church). Theme: But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2730 West Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, Florida 32209, with Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor, is have their Midweek Supper and Bible Study at 7: p.m.; Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship with Holy Communion at 11:a.m. Church Motto: "Justified for Sanctification that Matters ." For more information, call (904)765-4219. www.stpauljacksonville.org NEW LIFE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, located at 11100 Wingate Rd. Join us as we celebrate our 15 Years of Ministry as we continue to grown in Faith with Rev. Lamont Hogans as Pastor. So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work. Nehemiah-4:6. Monday, June 18th,Worship Service; Wednesday, June 20th, Worship Service; Friday, June 22nd the Youth Christian Hip-Hop Night, all at 7pm; Sunday, June 24th at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship. Call 904-768-7779 or www.newlife-umc.org We Walk By Faith, Not By Sight MT NEBO MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCHLocated at 8778 Lake Placid East Drive (directly across from Martin Luther King Elementary School). Mt Nebo wishes to invite all to attend Gods Blessing on the Churchs 41st and the 25th of the Reverend Dr. Will A. Waldrop as the Pastor with Saundra Waldrop as the First Lady. The anniversary theme; The Church is still holding to a changelist God in changing times. This year the anniversary bible verse is based on Hebrews 13:8. The anniversary dates and times are as follows: Sunday, June 10th at 4:00 p.m.; Monday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Will A. and Mrs. Saundra Waldrop

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR JUNE 9, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley, Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. EKO ODUN, Ok Sun Burks. Its Your Birthday Season! They say time flies when youre having fun. Im of the opinion that it flies when youre having fun and gaining in wisdom (a euphemism for getting older). It seems like yesterday when Volume, Ok Sun, and I kicked off her birthday season (inside joke) with Sunday Brunch at Jacksonville Beachs Casa Marina. Later, daughter Chloe joined us for cocktails on the lovely seaside veranda of One Ocean at Atlantic Beach. Its a year later and Im rushing to meet my deadline in order to celebrate another year of good and happy living with my BFFs. Kemi, in this next year I wish for you long life, health, and prosperity. May your relationships with family, friends, and all that you meet continue to bring you joy. May you be victorious over adversity. Lastly, I wish for you all good things in life (gbogbo ire o)! Eko odun! Ase, ase, ase. To! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GET WELL, BETTY. Please join me in wishing Betty Asque Davis a full and speedy recovery from a recent illness, which hospitalized her. As you know, Betty retired as The Florida Stars social columnist last August, after eight years of regaling us with stories and pictures of the social events on the First Coast and beyond. Betty, you and Carl are in my daily thoughts and prayers. I expect nothing less than a return to great health, because, in the words of Michael Jackson, youre BAD (Betty Asque Davis)! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RHONDA PEOPLES-WATERS for Duval County Court Judge, Group 12. Billed as a Greek Social and Meet and Greet, Atty. Rhonda Peoples-Waters was honored at a fundraising event to support her campaign for judge at the Haskell Building. The festive evening included hors doeuvres, door prizes, and music and dancing. Audience members, which included Rhondas sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, were invited to give remarks about the candidate. Rhonda is a practicing attorney, who heads her own law firm in downtown Jacksonville. She is a 1996 graduate of Fisk University. She received the Juris Doctor in 1999 from University of Florida College of Law. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.peoples4judge.com or (904) 701-4805. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CONGRATULATIONS TO COREY WILBORN and the democratic delegates who were selected to represent Duval Countys Congressional Districts at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.! At the recent Florida Democrats Selection Convention in Tampa, the delegates were selected by a vote of other state delegates. Proudly, Corey was selected on the first ballot, which means he received 50% plus 1 of the voting delegates. Not bad for a young man who decided to make Jacksonville his home after arriving here four years ago as a Field Organizer with the Obama campaign. Other Duval delegates going to Charlotte are: Sen. Audrey Gibson, Rep. Mia Jones, George Gillis, Hazel Gillis, Ingrid Fluellen, Pat Turrentine, Justin Spiller, Ray Alfred, Toni Alfred, Radwan Chowdhury, Velma Rounsville, Luella McQueen, and Yesinia Cashman. This is not the complete list of 22 delegates selected. Sen. Tony Hill, a member of the Democratic National Committee, will have a pivotal role at the Charlotte Convention. Sen. Audrey Gibson The Ritz Chamber Players Mainstage Concert Series presents of Music, Love, and Poetry Finale Concert Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7:30 p.m. Jacoby Symphony Hall/Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts Featuring on stage the works of local artist Cecilia Ann Washington-CarrRedeem this original coupon at Will Call on the day of the concert for your complimentary ticket, while seats are available www.ritzchamberplayers.org Complimentary Tickets are availableRitz Chamber Players Finale Concert Ok Sun Burks Betty Asque DavisCandidate, Atty. Rhonda PeoplesWaters for Duval County Judge, Group 12 Volunteers at the Meet and Greet included Angele Dublin, left AKA Sorority members supprting their soror, the candidate, l-r: Sasha Simmons, Levon Burnett, Maude Brown-Lofton, Jackie Lee, Candidate Rhonda Peoples-Waters, and Kourtney JonesBishop Lorenzo HallThe Ladies are Wobblin' Angele Dublin signing in guests

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PAGE -5 THESTAR JUNE 9, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Michael EalyBurning Up The Big And Little Screens!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo Courtesy of USA Network Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!Music : Country superstar Kenny Chesney performed last weekend where every seat in the house was less than 100 feet from the stage at The Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Chesneys show was a benefit on behalf of the disaster preparedness non-profit PLAN T NOW and was part of the 11 th Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament, hosted by stars Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman. Chesneys Brothers of the Sun Tour with Tim McGraw begins this weekend, June 2 in Tampa. My main man, multi-platinum, Houston Rapper Chamillionnaire has a new single out titled TELLAHEZUX GOODBY. Checkout the cut on youtube http://youtu.be/CXZg08pjaaA For download go to http://www.mediafire.com/?r2vmjw3gtarz533 Twitter@chamillionnaire and the website is www.chamillionaire.com Southern country rock Blackberry Smoke will drop their forthcoming album TheWhippoorwill on August 14 th on Zac BrownsAtlantic/Southern Ground Artists label. And speaking of the multi-platinum superstar country boss Zac Brown; hell drop his new album Uncaged July 10 th on his own label. Bluesy rockers The Jamie McLean Band dropped their new album Live at Gibson ft. the single Natalie on Decision Records. The project was recorded live at The Gibson Showroom in New York City. Radio : The Godfather of Black Radio, Legend and pioneer Hal Jackson made his transition last week on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at age 96. No cause of death was available at press time. Despite being repeatedly told that no Blacks would be allowed to become radio announcers following his graduation from Howard University. Jackson persevered and became the first Black to break into radio in 1939. By 1954 he moved to New York City and became the first air personality to broadcast three daily shows on three different stations in the big apple to four million listeners. In 1971 Jackson teamed with Percy Sutton to co-founded the Inner City Broadcasting Company Corporation which acquired a string of radio stations while opening doors for Blacks at all levels in radio i.e., in front of the mic, programming, administratively and management wise. Jackson was the first Black to be inducted into both the National Association of Broadcasters and National Radio Halls of Fame. He also founded The Hal Jackson Talented Teens Miss International Competition. Our prayers and deepest spiritual meditations go out to Jacksons family, friends and listeners. Online Magazine : PoleWorldNewsl.com held a Chrome Carpet Launch Event last Sunday at comedian Jon Lovitzs Comedy Club on the famed Universal City Walk. There was a celeb filled chrome carpet entry that was a prelude to an evening of beauty, athleticism, Art and Grace! PoleWorldNews.com is an online magazine that highlights some of the worlds most celebrated performers in the pole and aerial arts community. Event guest enjoyed complimentary food, drinks pole dance performances, belly dancers and live music on a rooftop location overlooking a beautiful view of Los Angeles. This private, star-studded chrome carpet launch marked the first in a series of exclusive PWN Pole Performance Events to be held in Los Angeles. Theater : If you think hip hopper Nicki Manaj went overboard with her exorcist routine at this years Grammy Awards that may have put a big dent in her career; check out the fact that Carrie is being re-made and Hannibal has been scheduled as a new upcoming TV series and the granddaddy of them all, The Exorcist has been adapted for the stage. The Geffen Playhouse in Beverly Hills has taken an adaptation from the original 1971 novel with a new script written by John Pielmeir (Agnes of God), Directed by John Doyle and starring Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields. The writer says it wont be as gross or messy as the movie with the blood, puke and head spinning! Movies : Battleship. Universal Pictures. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson. Directed and Produced by Peter Berg. Written by Jon and Erich Hoeber. Aliens from space are back and as usual, in the beginning they kick all ass with no way to stop them. Suddenly, someone discovers a weak spot and the earthlings spring into action returning the payback ass-whipping! Rihanna was OK delivering mostly one liners with no heavy extended dialog to memorize. The Navy ships and scenes were spectacular and the action was great as it should be for this type of film. It might even inspire young men to enlist in the Navy. Unfortunately this film is not doing that good at the box office. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook! Study, Observe and Win! Rych Being a steady working actor in Hollywood is a feat in itself and trying to light a flame in one area be it television or film to establish oneself can also be a monumental task. When an actor can manage to set a brightly burning flame in both mediums i.e., TV & movie simultaneously; that is a delicious situation indeed. Michael Ealy has firmly managed to glide between the big and small screens in a fashion that keeps him on top of the game. He is currently starring in the run away, smash hit movie Think Like A Man as the aspiring chief Dominic who just cant seem to get it all together and has a co-lead role as police officer Travis Marks on the USA Network cop drama Common Law. Ealy has several television series as a cast regular under his belt including The Good wife, Sleeper Cell and others. His big screen credits include Barber Shop, Takers, For Colored Girls, Miracle At St. Anna to name some. In his Common Law role as police officer Travis Marks who cant stand his partner Wes Mitchell played by Warren Kole, Ealy explains, Its going to air over the summer on USA. Basically it is an action comedy about these two detectives who; while they do really well to solve crimes; they bicker and fight about a lot of little things at seven years into their relationship so their Captain forces them to go into to couples therapy which instantly creates a whole different layer to the cop show genre. All of a sudden the relationship is somewhat exposed and issues and demons come out and those themes run out like a chorus throughout every episode. Of course, Ealy always puts the Ealy spin on everything he does. What was his impression when he first read the script? He laughs, For me, my character Travis, I thought, was a nice blend of Axel Foley and John McClain. You know what I mean? Like hes brave but reckless, a little bit of a con man, borderline criminal but so much fun to play. I was looking for a television show. I was looking to have some fun and not do something so heavy because its hard times and you just dont want to go to work everyday and have the weight of the world on your shoulders. So this was a perfect opportunity for me to do that. Ealy has compiled an impressive body of work with various themes so does this dictate a particular direction for his career to go? He ponders, Yes and no. What has happened is that Ive been pretty consistent with the drama. Ive done a lot of drama. Miracle (reference to Miracle At St. Anna), started to break me out of that a little bit. Then I did a bunch of action in Takers. I just started wanting to get into comedy with this show. When I read this script I thought this would be good for me to start jumping into the comedy part of my career. Because Ive never really been asked to do any comedy, people dont think Im funny. I had to audition three times to show people that I can make them laugh so it was just a next kind of logical step. At the end of the day I want to have a very diverse body of work. I really do and to me action, comedy, drama, Im doing them all! Of course Ealy has long been object of the ladies admiration and affection. Is the sex symbol thing sill rearing its head every now and then? Ealy blushes a bit and says, Im sure it is but you know what, if I can keep working with it, then I will. Listen, I know who I am, I know where Im from. If thats what other people want to put on me, thats a good title to have if you ask me. LIVINGHow To Avoid Hair Salon Nightmares(StatePoint) Getting the hair cut you want is not always as easy as closing your eyes and visualizing it. If youve ever left the salon looking differently than you planned, you know how frustrating a botched cut or dye job can be. Style satisfaction actually starts long before your stylist picks up the scissors, says Matrix Global Artist Franco Della Grazia of New Yorks Cutler Salon. Communication between you and your stylist should start the moment you walk through the salon door. Here are some indispensable tips for anyone seeking to get the most out of that next trip to the salon: Expect a full and free consultation. A thorough consultation is the best way for a stylist to learn about you and your hair. Most reputable salons will offer free consultations to new clients. It should last about 10 minutes time well spent if you consider how long it takes a bad cut to grow out! Dont keep secrets! The more you share with your stylist, the more information your stylist will have to create a look and styling plan thats right for you. So offer full disclosure about the botched color job that you covered up at home, or the cowlick that springs to life in humidity! Share the good, and even more importantly, the bad so can set goals to be successful together. Be yourself. If youre visiting a salon for the first time, make an effort to wear the outfit that best sums up your flavor. This will help your stylist create a look that harmonizes with your taste and style. Describe your daily routine. Do you shampoo daily? Are you willing to blow dry your hair, or are you always running late for work or school? Do you experiment with different looks and products, or do you prefer a single style that goes from desk to dinner party? A recount of your routine helps your hairdresser design a look you can duplicate at home. Know what should stay and what has to go. I love when a client knows what she likes about her hair and what she wants to change, says Matrix Artistic Director Patrick McIvor. Dont worry about communicating in stylist-speak. Just keep it simple. Do you like your length, your bangs, or the fact that it takes two minutes to do your hair in the morning? Do you dislike your frizz? Is it too red? Too fine? Hairdressers claim its actually more helpful to understand what a client doesnt like, so that they can avoid going down that road. Bring photos of both dos and donts, and be prepared to talk about them. More helpful tips on communicating with your stylist can be found at Matrix.com. Remember, time heals all hair cut blunders. But if you dont feel like waiting, you can take proactive steps to get it right the first time. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Matrix

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-6 THE STAR JUNE 9, 2012 First Wednesday Art Walk A Big Hit Sharon Nelson, Jewelry Maker On the street at De Real Ting Cafe Good times with good friends Gene Thomas Chelsi Henry and Dr Gaffney 26th Annual Gullah Festival Beaufort, SC PHOTOSBYFRANKM. POWELLIII Cool John Ferguson and The Delbert Felix Trio, Delbert Felix Mama Yah and the oldest volunteer Florence Rice Pazanta ByarsPoet, Michael Richardson, Mimi Hicks, and Kenyana Briscoe Grandpa Rock

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By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BAHAMAS:Long revered as the Caribbean queen of class and couture, Maguerite Pindling, widow of the late Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, has been named Deputy to the GovernorGeneral of The Bahamas. The first First Lady of color to the Caribbean nation, Dame Pindling has continued to be a fixture in local politics well past her husbands death. Sir Lynden served as Prime Minister of The Bahamas for 25 years. He was also the first black leader of the nation and also led the country to independence in 1973. Pictured below are the Pindlings with Prince Charles in 1973 Right, the Prince dances with an upbeat island number with Lady Pindling. Far right, Dame Pindling poses in one of her official photographs. By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor Haitian superstar Wyclef Jean celebrated Haitian flag day in a personal way by cheering on his wifey Marie Claudinette. Im at Montclair University Commencement watching Wifey graduate! And its Haitian Flag Day and she is Haitian.he tweeted to his Twitter page, also adding a short video clip. Mrs. Jeans fashion line Fusha Designs has earned her quite a name in the industry. Shes even responsible for dressing the former Fugees frontman and his band, earning Wyclef a spot on Styles top 10 best dressed men list. Although he tweeted that he was proud of his wife, Wyclef did not reveal what degree she earned. JUNE 9, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 50 Years Later Jamaicas Music Has Evolved With Worldwide Acceptance Wyclef Jean Celebrates Haitian Flag Day Cheering On Wife, Designer Marie Claudinette As She Graduates University By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, Jamaica Information Services Over the last 50 years, Jamaicas music has evolved into an international phenomenon a movement that has garnered worldwide acceptance and praise, through the talents and work of musical greats, such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Toots Hibbert, Ziggy Marley and Shaggy. It is our music in the last 50 years that is our greatest calling card, and potentially among our top income earners, says Director/Curator, Jamaica Music Museum at the Institute of Jamaica, Mr. Herbie Miller. It all began with the musical phenomenon known as Ska the sound that echoed the birth of a nation. This was the monotonic beats of a quick paced, tantalising rhythm, fused with Rhythm and Blues undercurrents. This musical revolution, born out of the slums of Kingstons inner cities, is considered the first known sound of authentic Jamaican music. Songs like, Forward March by Ska legend, Derrick Morgan, released in 1962, appropriately became the soundtrack to Jamaicas Independence from British rule in that same year. It was a unique Jamaican sound, a twist between authentic Jamaican melodies and the beats of the American music form, Rhythm and Blues. The music spoke to a nation and a people, who would now direct their own paths, and forge their own destiny. Coming just before Independence in 1962 and extending beyond, the Ska was a launching pad for one of the most creative periods of Jamaican music, writes former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, in his article, The Origins of Jamaican Popular Music. New composers, new songs, new performers emerged as if all this talent had been in a cupboard just waiting for the door to be opened, he adds. Mr. Seaga informs that in just a couple of years, Ska not only became the dominant music in the country, but had begun to penetrate the international market, reaching many thousands of Jamaicans who had migrated to England in the previous decade. This spawned Jamaicas first international hit in 1964 in the form of the song, My Boy Lollipop by Millie Small, which was produced by Chris Blackwell. From there on, a series of Jamaican hits followed in England, where the Ska was known as the Blue Beat, writes Mr. Seaga. Also in the 1960s, the renowned Studio One, created by the late Clement Sir Coxsone Dodd, would become Jamaicas Motown, where all the musical greats would get a chance to record. It was the first recording studio in Jamaica to be owned by a black man. Many, including musical legends, Toots and the Maytals, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Prince Buster, the Skatalites and Theophilus Beckford, got their start recording at the studio, paving the way for what would become Jamaicas rich, musical legacy. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Widow Of First Prime Minister To The Bahamas, Sworn In As Deputy Governor-General Dame Marguerite Pindling is pictured being sworn-in as Deputy to the GovernorGeneral by Acting Chief Justice Senior Justice Hartman Longley on Sunday June 3, in the Drawing Room of Government House. Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes is currently out of the country and will return on Sunday, June 10. (BIS photo by Derek Smith) Ska would later give way to Rock Steady, which emerged in 1967. This later evolved into Reggae the flag bearer of Jamaican music a musical force that has undoubtedly taken the world by storm. Reggae could easily be regarded as Jamaicas most recognisable and influential musical form on the international stage. The formidable force of Dub/DJ/Dancehall followed Reggae, which also revolutionised Jamaicas musical landscape. Dancehall became more than music. It evolved into a lifestyle, with its own forms of dress, dance, social norms and even speech. Today, Jamaicas music has developed into a global movement, becoming probably the single most influential aspect of Jamaican culture. In addition, Mr. Miller notes that in relation to tourism, Jamaicas culture and music is a part of the tremendous pull that attracts so many tourists to the islands shores. It is our culture that is bringing all these people here. They are amazed at who we are, and we amaze them with our achievements musically, he says. Among the great Jamaican musicians was the late legendary Robert Nesta Marley, who many have regarded as Jamaicas greatest achievement in music. The St. Ann native, who later moved to Trench Town with his mother in the 1950s, is arguably Jamaicas most prolific and revered musician. His greatest honours, however, came after his death in 1981. These include a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a GrammyLifetime Achievement Award. His songs and albums have also won numerous honours, such as Time Magazines Album of the Century (for Exodus) and the British Broadcasting Corporations (BBC) Song of the Millennium One Love. Mr. Miller posits that no other Jamaican, in any arena, is as recognisable across all cultures, in almost all countries of the world, as Bob Marley. Another outstanding Jamaican musician, who continues to have an incredible impact on the world, is Jimmy Cliff (James Chambers). Mr. Seaga writes that Jimmy Cliff was part of every period of Jamaican music." In 1993, Mr. Cliff was awarded the Order of Merit for his contribution to music by then Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. International recognition in the form of awards has also been forthcoming for many Jamaicans, with the enviable Grammy Awards, being at the top of the list. In 1985, the group Black Uhuru received the first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording (later changed to Best Reggae Album in 1992). Since then, a slew of dynamic Jamaicans have been recipients of the award, which is probably the highest achievement of any recording artiste. These include, Jimmy Cliff in 1986; Steel Pulse, 1987; Peter Tosh, 1988; Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, 1989, 1990 and 1998; Bunny Wailer, 1991, 1995 and 1997; Shabba Ranks, 1992 and 1993; Inner Circle, 1994; Shaggy, 1996; Sly and Robbie, 1999; Burning Spear, 2000 and 2009; Beenie Man, 2001; Damian Marley, 2002 and 2006; Lee Scratch Perry, 2003; Sean Paul, 2004; Toots and the Maytals, 2005; Ziggy Marley, 2007; Stephen Marley, 2008, 2010 and 2012; and Buju Banton, 2011.

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JUNE 9, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Again Celebrates a Mortgage Burning In 1919 a small church was organized as Palmer Grove Baptist and after several name changes and locations, in 1978 moved to 1824 Prospect Street, Jacksonville. Lining up with its new address, the church became prospective, changed its name to New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church and relished in its growth in membership while continuing its achievements. Under the leadership of its deacons, officers and members, the church paid off the mortgage in 1983. With no debt, in 1984, the Reverend Joe Calhoun became their pastor and the church was able to purchase all of the land surrounding their existing church. With this acquisition, a decision was made to construct a new building to accommodate the growth in membership. In 1997, the present building went under construction and on May 17, 1998 they were able to move into their new sanctuary. The Rev. Landon Williams of The Greater Macedonia Baptist Church was the guest speaker. Pastor Calhoun retired on December 31, 2005 but remained as Pastor Emeritus. A new pastor was chosen in 2006 but departed in March 2010 and Rev. Arnitt Jones was placed in charge of the pulpit. The deacons, officers and members decided it best to pay off the mortgage and launched a drive to do so, while prayerfully seeking a new pastor. The challenge was again met and on March 18, 2012 the last mortgage check was written and the church was again, mortgage free. A pre-mortgage burning service was held on May 17, with Rev. E. L. Griffin of Shalom Missionary Baptist Church presiding and on Friday, May 18, their Service of Thanksgiving was held with a theme, To God Be the Glory, with Rev. Johnny L. Johnson of Philadelphia Baptist Church delivering the word. On Sunday morning, May 20, Pastor Emeritus Joe Calhoun delivered the sermon with Rev. W. L. Phillips presiding. The congregation and guest returned that afternoon at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Landon Williams again gave the sermon, and Pastor Emeritus Calhoun stood between chairman of the Deacon Board Robert Jackson and Brother Lawrence Starling, chairman of Finance & Trustee to light the fire, and burn the mortgage. And the church joyfully said: Amen!

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B Trial To Triumph:Oprah Winfrey and Horatio Alger Scholarships Just Two of Many Earned By Brunswicks Baker BrothersJUNE 09, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Photo:Luke Engram, MME When you first meet brothers Akeem and Rafeal Baker, there is an instant attraction. Both are young, intelligent, witty and charming black men who are excited about life and eager to put their best foot forward. Despite the fact that they are now legally adults, they end their sentences during their interview with me respectfully with yes maam or beg your pardon maam?, evidence that southern hospitality and good old fashioned manners from mom still reigns in some households. However, if youre lucky to engage in conversation with them, one might wonder how its possible that the two 18 year-olds are not twins. The answer is obvious when you realize that they have the same father but different mothers. Rafeal was born in December 1993 and Akeem was born in January 1994. With their mannerisms and drive, one might also find it hard to believe that these young men have grown up with their father and one of their mothers incarcerated. Yet, despite the stigma associated with children of jailed parents, Akeem and Rafeal are proving that they are living life on their own terms and can overcome what people assume they should be and what they want their life to be. That combined with academic ambition has been the reason why the brothers have amassed enough scholarships between them to secure their futures. The Brunswick High School grads excelled all around and represented the Pirates on and off the field. Akeem was in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, FCA, Key Club, and Student Council. He also played football for four years and basketball for two years. Hes also passionate about community building as a youth ministry member at Kingdom Builder's Church where he participates in projects like "Feed My Sheep" and "Giveaways" which provides meals, clothes and other necessities for the less fortunate. Meanwhile, Rafeal played football and basketball in his freshmen year and was president of the Key Club, treasurer of BETA Club, and was also a member of National Honors Society and on the Student Council. While most students will be content with a 3.0 grade point average, Akeem says he struggled through three years maintaining a 3.92 and was pleased that he finally got it up to a 4.0. Rafeal on the other hand graduated with a 4.1 grade point average. Rafeal walked away with more than a few titles including the Golden Rule Student of the Month, Glynn County Student of the Year which came with a $3,000 prize, Brunswick High Senior Student of the Year, Georgia winner for the $5,000 Horatio Alger Scholarship, Key Club Scholarship, and the Link Inc. Scholarship. Prior to being awarded his scholarship, Akeem recalls being discouraged about even visiting Morehouse College. I actually went up to the school and talked to the head of financial aid, he said. I told him my GPA and some other important things like my SAT and ACT scores. He looked at my family's income and other things and awarded me with the scholarship. I could see my God working through him because before I talked to him I was outside his office telling my mother, There is no way we can pay for this. I don't even know why we came all the way up here just to get denied!" God showed me that if you just put your trust in him he'll make a way. I was blessed to have received the $80,000 Oprah Winfrey scholarship. All I have to do is maintain a 3.0 and I'll keep it. That scholarship will pay a big chunk of my school's cost and take a big load off my mother's back. Shout out to Oprah! While Akeem is set for Morehouse, Rafeal will attend Georgia College and State University. Both plan to pursue careers in medicine, particularly anesthesiology. And despite their father being in jail, the brothers admit that he is still very much a dad to them and the reason Rafeal says he strives for greater success. Ralf and I have a very strong relationship with our father, says Akeem. I feel like I've always had my father in my life although he hasn't been with me physically, I have always been writing him constantly and asking for advice on things only a father would have the answer to. More importantly, the brothers have maintained a relationship with each other. That's my big brother but we're the same age, Akeem says of Rafeal. I ask him whatever I want to and vice versa. We do everything together because we have so much in common. It's a blessing to have a brother like him. Akeem and I are close because we understand each other, added Rafeal. We are always there for each other no matter what. I love my brother, because he always has my back when I feel I don't have anyone else. Both credit the success of their relationship to two very special ladies their mothers. My mother Chastity influenced me to be who I am today, Akeem beams. I just want to make her proud because she makes me proud every day. My daddy once told me, Theres nothing like a mother's love. A mother gives her child the same love God gives us. She shows me every day that he was absolutely right. And mom, I love you and you won't be working much longer when I get a job. For real. My mom Tasha, what can I say to her, smiles Rafeal. Thank you for giving birth to me and for giving me life. My family, especially my grandmothers Brenda Dobson and Sakile Flowers, mom, and all the great teachers that I encountered have helped me become who I am. When asked what message they would spread to young black men to continue striving for excellence, the Baker brothers werent short on words. Don't get caught up in that foolishness man, advised Akeem. If I could do this, you can do this. Think big. You don't have to go to school to make it big. Just find something you're passionate about and change the world with it. The world wants a black man to fail because it's afraid of him taking over. Added Rafeal: Stay focused and never let anything get in the way of your dreams. Also, remember to always work on keeping your mind sharp, because that is something no one can ever take away from you. From all of us at The Florida and Georgia Star, a proud media voice in the African-American community, we wish the best to the Bakers who, in spite of all the negative news, prove that there are not only a few good men left, but a few good black men setting standards in their generation. Congratulations! I could see my God working through him, because before I talked to him, I was outside his office telling my mother, There is no way we can pay for this. I don't even know why we came all the way up here just to get denied!" God showed me that if you just put your trust in him he'll make a way. I was blessed to have received the $80,000 Oprah Winfrey Scholarship. All I have to do is maintain a 3.0 and I'll keep it. That scholarship will pay a big chunk of my school's cost and take a big load off my mother's back. Shout out to Oprah! Akeem Baker, left with brother Rafeal. Don't get caught up in that foolishness man. If I could do this, you can do this. Think big. You don't have to go to school to make it big. Just find something you're passionate about and change the world with it. The world wants a black man to fail because it's afraid of him taking over. Akeem Baker Stay focused and never let anything get in the way of your dreams. Also, remember to always work on keeping your mind sharp, because that is something no one can ever take away from you.. Rafeal Baker

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JUNE 9, 2012 THESTAR JAGUARCARAVAN MAKES TOUCHDOWNINBRUNSWICKPAGEB-4 The Jacksonville Jaguars Caravan made a stop in Brunswick last week and despite the inclement weather, fans showed up to prove that they are hyped and ready for football season. More importantly, they showed that they are ready to adopt the Jags as their hometown team. Footballers and ROARcheerleaders were on hand in downtown Brunswick to sign autographs, greet fans and spread words of encouragement to locals who promised to show their support in the upcoming season. Showing their charitable side, the team also presented the Southeast Georgia Health Systems Foundation with a $5,000 check. Photos: Jacksonville Jaguars.

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INVESTIGATIONSMy Day By Ester Davis, EDTV Investigations are NOT Indictments Part One George Musgrove (www.theRoot.com ) chronicles allegations of racially disproportionate harassment against black elected officials post civil rights. My media peers in four corners of the nation and I had this conversation several years ago, because we recognized that in every major city, when you pick up the local newspaper, there is a high profile African American male, elected official, under investigation. How can this be? Growing up down Houston way (Conroe, Texas, to be exact), my Mother, an English major, ordered magazines for each of her four children. So every month we received a magazine with our name on it. This was a BIG deal!!!. and we shared the information with our bountiful audience of cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, pets and neighbors. Amazingly each month in my magazine was an article on Adam Clayton Powell, the unapologetic activist. So, I am still today, an authentic noted authority on the jet-setting lifestyle of the former Congressman from Harlem. This was in the 50s. Just a little significant history here and I am highlighting all the fine points. From 1945 to 1955, Adam Clayton Powell and William Clay, St. Louis, I think, were the two only black members of Congress. Adam Clayton Powell was under investigation constantly. From 1950 to 1960, this ten(10)year journey, ended this time in a hung jury. Powell continued to be censured, fined, deprived of seniority and excluded by his peers. In 1967, the voters sent Congress a clear message, in a special election to fill Powells seat. Powell received 86% of the vote in 1967. Reminder : We just had a known and noted black elected official in Dallas County to receive 70% of the vote, who is under investigation. Back to Adam Clayton Powell and my historic perspective. Entering his 12th term in 1968, the House voted to deny Powell his seniority, fined him for misuse of payroll, travel and finances. The Supreme Court vindicated him in 1969. Now read this slowly, from 1974 to 1977, Powell was investigated five(5)times, from various federal agencies and two major newspapers for everything from funds misuse to tax evasion to. you name it. This led to no convictions. not even an indictment. I do not even have time to discuss Marion Barry, Washington, D.C., or countless other African American elected officials around the country. Post civil rights, in 1970, 40% of black elected officials were under investigation, most allegations, some just downright frivolous. Between 1980 and 1990, one third of black elected officials in Congress faced a federal criminal investigation of such sort. For the past five(5)decades, race related challenges, from beginning of oath of office-thru-to-daily duties, have boldly confronted the black male elected official. Again, how can this be? Thats all I want to know. How can this be? Popular opinion with solid brass fact points to the news media as the undisputed leader. Now, waiting for that book and its contents to go viral. Catching UP: JOIN me, Ester Davis, as MC, June 16 at Thorntree Country Club, with the National Council of Negro Women(NCNW.) Call for details. Email: edtvTexas@gmail.com or 214-376-9000. On ION Media every Thursday morning, 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM. Part II: Investigations: Past Three(3)Years. PAGE B-6 THESTAR JUNE 9, 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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William Greg Dobson, P.C., 830 Mulberry Street, Suite 201, Macon, Georgia and Sakalarios, Blackwell, Sims & Schock, PLLC, located at 1817 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401 will investigate your potential claim. Also, William Greg Dobson, P.C. and Sakalarios, Blackwell, Sims & Schock, PLLC may associate additional counsel if deemed necessary. Free Background Information on the law firms of William Greg Dobson, P.C. and Sakalarios, Blackwell, Sims & Schock, PLLC is available upon request. Ester Davis

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JUNE 9, 2012THE STARPR 1 Jacksonville children can receive free lunch and snackJACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Children's Commission (JCC), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will partner to provide nutritious snacks and lunches to Jacksonville children from Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 10. Any Duval County child under the age of 18 can receive a lunch by visiting one of the Summer Lunch sites across the city. This list includes, for the first time, 14 Jacksonville Public Library locations. A "Free Lunch Served Here" banner is posted at each site with the meal times indicated. Children do not need to be enrolled in other programming at the site to receive a lunch or snack they just need to show up during meal times. Each year, more than 12,000 Duval County children may receive nutritious snacks and lunches at no cost to parents through the Summer Lunch Program. To qualify as a Summer Lunch Site, sites must be in an area that serves a school with at least 50 percent of its students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program, allow access to all neighborhood children, and provide the food free of charge. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. A complete list of Summer Lunch Program sites is attached and is available at www.jaxkids.net. To view the list, click on Nutrition Services, 2012 Summer Lunch Site List. For more information, call the Commission at (904) 630-6430. JACKSONVILLE CHILDRENS COMMISSION KICKS OFF SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM FORTIS INSTITUTE, JACKSONVILLE OFFERING COMPLIMENTARY HAIRCUTS TO MILITARY DADS AND SHERIFFS OFFICE FOR FATHERS DAY Second Annual Event on Friday, June 15th Expanded to Include JSO JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Fortis Institute, Jacksonville again this year will be on the cutting edge for Fathers Day. In celebration of this national holiday and to honor the men who serve in the U.S. Armed forces, students and faculty at the post-secondary institution will offer complimentary haircuts for military dads and veterans on Friday, June 15, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Fortis campus, 5995-2 University Blvd. The choice to make this an annual event for the military was a natural one for our campus, explained Executive Director Dr. Karen Scolforo. Many of our instructors have a military background and the local military presence has had significant economic impact on Jacksonville. In addition to the military, the Fortis campus this year decided to extend the offer to the members of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office as well. Since we are honoring those who protect us, why not include those who provide security right here on our campus and in our local communities? Scolforo noted. This event is our way of giving back to the community while supporting those who protect usand our country. Servicemen, veterans, and JSO personnel can make an appointment by calling the salon directly at 904-418-5615, or may utilize the campus walk-in service. Haircuts will be provided by students under direct supervision of licensed barbers and cosmetologists. Fortis Institute, Jacksonville, formerly North Florida Institute, is located at 5995-2 University Blvd in West Jacksonville. A member of the Florida Association of Post-Secondary Schools and Colleges and the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, Fortis Institute, Jacksonville offers programs in Cosmetology, Barber Styling, Nail/Facial Specialist, Nail Technology, Spa and Salon Management, ECG/Phlebotomy/Lab Assistant, and HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration). For more information on this event and other programs, call the campus at 904-4436300.

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Sources have confirmed Boy Scouts of America officials are considering a new policy for 2013 that would allow local charter organizations to decide whether or not to accept gay scouts and leaders; Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout whose video in support of his two gay moms went viral last year, delivered 275K signatures to the Boy Scouts national annual meeting last week; Petition, launched on Change.org and supported by thousands of scouts, scout leaders and former scouts, urges the Boy Scouts of America to reinstate Jennifer Tyrrell, an Ohio mom removed as a leader of her seven-year-old sons pack because shes gay Sources have confirmed that Boy Scout officials have proposed a new policy -which could be voted on as early as 2013 -that would allow local chartering organizations to decide whether or not to accept gay youth and leaders. The proposal comes after Eagle Scout Zach Wahls delivered more than 275,000 signatures to the National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America from a popular petition on Change.org. The petition calls on the Boy Scouts to reinstate a lesbian den leader in Ohio, Jennifer Tyrrell, who was removed from her position because of her sexual orientation, and to end the Boy Scouts long-held policy barring openly gay scouts and scout leaders. Last Wednesday I delivered 275,000 petition signatures -including the signatures of thousands of scouts and scout leaders -to the Boy Scouts of America because I love the organization and I refuse to stand by idly as it forfeits its cultural relevancy at the very moment this country needs it most, said Wahls. In proposing to allow local charter organizations to decide whether or not theyll include gay youth and leaders within their ranks, the Boy Scouts of America has taken an historic step forward, and I applaud their bravery in doing so. Wahls met with the Boy Scouts of Americas Public Relations Director, Deron Smith, and other top-ranking Boy Scout officials who asked not to be named after delivering the 275,000 petition signatures to the organizations annual national meeting last Wednesday. As both an Eagle Scout with a personal investment in the success of the Boy Scouts of America and as the son of a lesbian couple, it means a lot to see this change finally set in motion, added Wahls. Wahls, the author of My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family and whose online video in support of his two gay moms went viral last year, delivered the signatures on behalf of Jennifer Tyrrell, a lesbian mom who was removed as den leader of her seven-year-old sons Cub Scout troop in Ohio last month. After being removed from her position, Tyrrell started a petition on Change.org asking to be reinstated, and urging the Boy Scouts to stop dividing families and communities with a policy that excludes gay familes, scouts and leaders. When I got the call from the Boy Scouts of America signaling that I could no longer serve as my seven-year-olds Cub Scout den leader, I was heartbroken. But the blow was softened by the outpouring of support I received from my community and the parents of the boys I had dedicated myself to, said Tyrrell. I know if it was up to my community, Id still be a Cub Scout Den Leader today, so this news is definitely a huge step in the right direction for the Boy Scouts of America. Tyrrells petition on Change.org earned the support of scores of celebrities, including most recently GLEEs Dianna Agron, who signed the petition this past weekend at the GLAAD media awards in San Francisco, where Tyrrell was featured and addressed the crowd. Other celebrities endorsing Tyrrells petition include Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Ricky Martin, Fran Drescher, Kelly Osbourne, Benicio Del Toro, and more. Zach and the thousands of scouts and scout leaders who have joined Jennifers campaign were able to connect through the petition in a way that has never happened before, which definitely caught the attention of the Boy Scouts of America, said Mark Anthony Dingbaum, Campaign Manager at Change.org. Change happens when everyday people like Jennifer are brave enough to share personal stories that inspire hundreds of thousands to take action -and thats what Change.org is all about. JUNE 9, 2012 THE STARPR 2 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA OFFICIALS PROPOSE ALLOWING LOCAL TROOPS TO ACCEPT GAY YOUTH AND LEADERS AFTER EAGLE SCOUT DELIVERS 275,000 PETITIONS AT NATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING

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JUNE 9, 2012 THE STARPR 4 National Parks Offer Affordable Summer Fun Close To Home(StatePoint) You can make history, culture, natural beauty and scientific exploration a part of your life this summer by visiting a National Park near you. The nations 397 national parks not only protect some of Americas most iconic treasures, but they also tell diverse stories and teach valuable lessons about our shared heritage. National Parks are fun and affordable tourist destinations for families, friends and even solo travelers looking for a healthy dose of exploration. School may be out for summer, but the pursuit of knowledge should never take a break and a national park is like a classroom, but way more fun. Here are some great ideas for how to learn at a national park near you: Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a trip to a battlefield. Visit the childhood home of a historical figure to learn about day-to-day living in a different era. Experience the log cabin in Kentucky where Abraham Lincoln was born, or marvel through Teddy Roosevelts childhood home in New York City. Connect with your past at a place that has special meaning to your family history. Discover an array of wildlife and plant life and truly appreciate the parks biodiversity. On your visit, take a guided walk with a Park Ranger. Be sure to look up, look down and all around to make a game of spotting as many species as you can. Encourage your children to connect to the science, history and natural wonder of parks by becoming a Junior Ranger, or if you cant make it to the park, explore the WebRanger program online. Howd that boulder get there? Discover the geology of canyons, mountains and other scenic landscapes. National park visitor centers can provide you with resources to help you understand the ground below you. Challenge yourself to an outdoor adventure like camping, biking or rafting. Pick up skills like pitching a tent and cooking outdoors. National parks face many challenges, from threats to wildlife, to the need for more funding. Learn about these concerns and what you can do to help locally and nationally. Our national parks are the soul of this country, says Tom Kiernan, President of the National Parks Conservation Association. These are special places that can inspire us and connect us to nature and our shared heritage. The National Park System was created with enjoyment in mind, so plan a trip that will be fun for you and your family. The good news is that you might not need to travel far; there may be one close to home. Plan your trip at www.nps.gov/findapark. The National Park System, which covers over 83 million acres nationwide, preserves natural and historical sites, creates jobs, benefits local economies, and educates a diverse public. This summer, help protect its future by fostering the next generation of park-lovers. For more information on how you can help protect our national parks, and plan your next vacation visit www.npca.org. -Aretha Franklin is Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton UniversityFranklin Receives her 12th Honorary Doctorate Degree(New York, NY) Multiple GRAMMY Award-winner Aretha Franklin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton University during its 265th Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 5. The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2012 was held on Princeton University's front lawn of the historic Nassau Hall. This is Franklin's 12th honorary doctorate degree. Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman, presided over the ceremony, with over 10,000 students and guests attending. "President Shirley Tilghman, the Trustees, Ms. Brooks, the music department, staff and faculty were all most welcoming, elegant and gracious," said Franklin. "I am so pleased and thankful for the most prestigious gift of this honorary degree from this revered and world famous institution of higher learning, Princeton University. And the grace of God that has brought me thus far and grace will lead me on." Franklin was among six Honorary Degree recipients, who also included Peter Carril, Doctor of Humanities; Eduardo Padrn, Doctor of Laws; Joan Wallach Scott, Doctor of Humane Letters; Joseph Taylor Jr., Doctor of Science; Karen Uhlenbeck, Doctor of Science. Franklin has received several honorary degrees, including an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, Yale University, 2010; an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, Berklee College of Music, 2006; an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, The New England Conservatory of Music, 1995; an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Wayne State University, 1990; an Honorary Doctorate of Music Degree, The University of Michigan, 1987; and an Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree, The Bethune-Cookman College, 1975. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Varina and Jay Patel 123rf.com

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Man Kidnaps Baby to Make News Headline But Baby DiesA man was arrested after his 1-month-old son was found dead inside the trunk of a car. Police say it started around 7 p.m. when 24-year-old Janus Saintil Jr. was heading to a Walmart with his girlfriend, Claudia Harriott, 22, their son and two friends. In the parking lot, Saintil and Harriott began to argue in the car. Saintil then took out a gun and made one of the female friends drive the 2008 Kia to where his friends supposedly were. The car was stopped at a house, where Saintil dropped off the baby. Harriott and the two other victims were unfamiliar with the house and couldnt tell investigators where it was. They said Saintil came back out with three unidentified men who ent different vehicle. He ordered the woman driving the Kia to follow the car. They followed the car to a second house and this time when he went into the house, he took all the cellphones from the three victims in the car. As Saintil returned to the car, he ordered the driver to go to another location. Along the way, the car stopped at a gas station where Saintil had the two women wait outside, while he and the male victim, Andrew Pennent, went inside to use an ATM. Saintil attempted to force Pennent to withdraw cash from the machine, but he refused and instead yelled for help. Saintil then ran out and fled in the vehicle, which belonged to the mother of the female victim, Marissa Murray. Its unclear where Saintil went when he left them shortly after 10 p.m., but as he was fleeing he told Harriott that he was going to kill their baby. According to reports, police found the stolen Kia and the 1-month-old baby dead in the trunk, covered by a diaper bag and blanket. Murray revealed the motive behind Saintils kidnapping. She said that he had received a text message from Harriott that she wanted to break up with him for good, which angered him. It was to the point that he lost his mind as Murray described. She also said that Saintil did what he did to make the news. Saintil was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, armed kidnapping, armed carjacking, robbery and other counts on Saturday and ordered held without bail. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJUNE 09, 2012 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Man Attacks Customer Leaving WalmartA man was arrested for attacking a customer that was leaving a Walmart store. Police say a man by the name ofEmory Alford had just walked out of the Walmart store and was walking to his car, which was parked at the far end of the parking lot, when he was approached by Jacob Henry Jr., 29. Henry then immediately started to swing the bat he was carrying, striking Alford. He did not even say a word or demand anything before the attack. Another witness, James Maness, said that he was across the street at a car wash and saw the attack. He went to Alfords aid as Henry fled the area. Police arrived with a K-9 unit and found Henry several hours later in a Sears store. The bat was also found at the parking lot and was collected as evidence. Henry was arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery and burglary to a structure. Alford was taken to the hospital where he was treated. Emory Alford Janus Saintil Jr.

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Woman Kills Daughter and Husband and Stays with Corpses for Three Days San Carlos, CAA horrific tragedy had struck the home of Regina Johnson, 55. Police say she allegedly shot and killed her husband, Reuben Johnson, 56, and her daughter, Aaliyah Johnson, 14. Motives for the shooting have not yet been released, but records show that the family has had a history of financial problems, including numerous bankruptcy filings. Regina was also laid off from her job at a local financial services company where she worked as an administrator. After the shooting, police say she called a relative in another state that her husband and daughter died. After the relative called police, authorities arrived to Reginas home, where the bodies were found. Police found out that the bodies had been in the home the past few days without any reports to the police. Regina was arrested on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder. Woman Breaks into Home to Clean House and Leaves Bill Sherry Bush said that someone had broken into her home, while she was away. Her daughter was sleeping upstairs as the intruder took out the trash, vacuumed the carpet, and cleaned up the playroom. When Bush came back home, she found a note on a napkin saying, $75 I was here to clean with a name, Sue Warren, and a number. Bush assumed that Warren had cleaned the wrong house and gave her a call. When she talked to her on the phone, Warren told Bush that she does this all the time and she cleaned her house for her. Warren had not stolen anything either, but Warren still was arrested. She has not yet been charged, but she may be charged with trespassing. JUNE, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Boy Brutally Beaten While Hogtied and Gagged A man was charged with a felony for abusing and beating his child. The grandmother of the 8-year-old son woke up at 2 a.m. to a muffled screaming coming from downstairs. When she went down to see what was going on, she found her grandson hogtied with her 29-yearold son, Richard Wright, on top beating him with a belt. The son was also seen with a shirt wrapped around his nose and mouth, gagged. As Wright was beating his son on the buttocks, he missed at one point, hitting him in the eye and causing it to turn red blood vessels broke. Wrights mother screamed for Wright to stop, which he did. She took the boy to the hospital and went to the police. She told them Wright doesnt live with her at her apartment, but sleeps there a few nights a week and wasnt sure if he was drunk that night or not. According to reports, Wright has been arrested many times, including charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm/ammunition by a convicted felon, resisting an officer with violence and possession of cocaine. Wright was arrested without incident and charged with child abuse, a first-degree felony. He is being held on $25,000 bond. Man Shoots Self and Files Report A man was arrested for lying about being shot in an attempted robbery last night. Deputies responded to 24-year-old Steven Lipseys call and went to his home just before midnight. They discovered that he had a single gunshot wound to his left hand. Lipsey claimed a man named Greg tried to rob him, then shot him and ran from the scene. Detectives soon determined that the forensic evidence from the scene did not support Lipseys statement.During a further search of the alleged crime scene, detectives found a blood trail to the back porch, where they found a 9mm black semiautomatic handgun on the roof. Lipsey admitted the gun went off when he tried to unload it and concocted the story to avoid being arrested. He is now charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence, giving a false report to a law enforcement officer and making a false official statement. Man Carjacks Vehicle to Go to Prom Chicago, IL20-year-old Lorenzo Bracey was said to have stolen a maroon-colored 1997 Ford Expedition from a man at gunpoint at around 9 a.m. He drove off with the SUV and was later seen again by the owner of the vehicle at a McDonalds at around 7 p.m. The victim then called police and gave a description of Bracey, who was wearing a fancy white shirt and grayish silver tuxedo suit with a vest. When police arrived and questioned Bracey, he told them he had a prom to go to that evening. An Ecstacy pill was found along with a weapon, which Bracey said was for protection. Bracey was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, all of which are felonies. He is being held on $150,000 bail. Female Soldier Stabbed 74 Times by Sergeant Brandy Fonteneaux, 28, was found murdered naked in her Colorado barracks. Sergeant Vincente Jackson confessed to the killing and was arrested. Later he claimed he was suffering from temporary insanity. Jackson had allegedly went entered Brandys room after a night of drinking. When she woke up to see Jackson, she was bombarded with stabbing after stabbing. According to an autopsy report, Brandy was stabbed 11 times in the chest, 16 times in the arms, and 43 times in the back. Brandys family asked that Jackson get life without parole, while Jacksons lawyer argued that he shouldnt be tried as he wasnt in his right mind. Jackson awaits trial. Steven Lipsey Richard Wright

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JUNE 09, 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: Janecia L. Coney Age: 15 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 5/10/12 Name: Shaneice Harden Age: 17 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 5/10/12 Name: Alicia K. Paul Age: 13 Weight: 105 lbs Last seen: 5/16/12 Name: Daneisha Owens Age:17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 5/18/12 Name: Clarissa D. Williams Age: 16 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 5/26/12MOSTWANTED Police ImpersonatorThe individual in the photo is being sought by police. The unknown suspect went into a local business selling multiple IPADS. It was determined later that the boxes were empty. Anyone with any information about this unknown 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:Dennis Domonique DurdenOffense:Felony Battery Name:Jc DraytonOffense:Leave Crash w/Injury Name: Elijah Donald DunningOffense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name:Nathaniel Alfonzo Dudley Offense:Written Threats to Kill