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

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Deborah Thompson is well loved and highly respected in the Jacksonville community. She is noted for her dedicated service to others through sharing her knowledge and skills. Now, the State of Florida is recognizing her for her giving spirit. The Florida Community Reinvestment Coalition honored the owner of Deborah K. Thompson, Consultants, with the 2012 African American Builder of Community and Country Investment Award for Florida. The award was presented at the Florida Community Economic Development Summit „ Lets Do Business Florida event in Clearwater Beach. Thompson has worked with and supported low-to-moderate income neighborhoods throughout Florida for more than 25 years. By Janet Peters McCain This is the how much do you know about your emancipation?Ž YEP! Your Emancipation!!! 1.What is the name of the recognized holiday in June? Hints also recognized as: a.Freedom Day b.Emancipation Day 2.Why is the day important? 3.This holiday is often recognized as a state holiday or state holiday observance in 41 states of the United States. Can you name the 41 States? I WILL GIVE YOU 3 ANSWERSƒGeorgia, Florida (Both Georgia and Florida Star readership areas) and Washington, DC 4.What State Observed the Holiday first? 5.What activities are available in the states who observe the Holiday? Background: Even though Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863 many people did not understand the importance of how this affected slaves. Lincolns (I will call him since it is now acceptable that we call our current President of the United States Obama, instead of the his respected title President Obama so we now have Lincoln) Emancipation Proclamation was the act that changed how business was done in America in 1863, 1864 or 1865 depending on when you got the information of the slave emancipation. This is how Wikipedia describes the chain of events: (Taken from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth) June 18 is the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its slaves. On June 19, 1865, legend has it while standing on the balcony of Galvestons Ashton Villa, Granger read the contents of General Order No. 3Ž: The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere. That day has since become known as Juneteenth, a name coming from a portmanteau of the words June and tenth like nineteenth and other numbers ending with teenth. Aaron was a 24-year-old student at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a football player. He had never been in trouble, he was not the buyer, he was not the seller or the supplier of the drugs. He was just there and witnessed the transaction. Of all of those involved and convicted of the drug deal, Aaron received the toughest sentence 3 Life Terms in prison. Many efforts have been started to get Aaron released but to no avail. President George W. Bush, in his final year, was never provided the full extent of the case and the fact the prosecutors office and the sentencing judge supported an immediate commutation for Aaron and is part of a long list of rejected applicants by the Justice Department. Aaron has been a modeled prisoner and has been since his imprisonment in 1992. 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 Man at 24 Gets 3 Life Terms for Witnessing a Drug Deal Ugg"Rtgr"Tcr Celebration Week Ugg"Rcig"C/8 Hcvjgt‘u"Fc{ Lwpgvggpvj This Ohio father is continuing to celebrate Fathers Day, two years after his wife delivered six, as shown above. But have you wondered about the origin of Fathers Day? On July 19, 1910 the governor of the state of Washington proclaimed the nations first Fathers Day.Ž It was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mothers Day official. Mothers Day started to celebrate peace-and-reconciliation campaigns of the postCivil War era urged by activist Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia and brought together the mothers of Confederate and Union soldiers. A year later, Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mothers Day but did not have the same enthusiasm. That did not stop the effort and on July 19, 1910 the state of Washington celebrated the nations first statewide Fathers Day. In 1972 President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Fathers Day a federal holiday. It is estimated that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year for Fathers Day gifts. CelebrationContinued A-3 Fgdqtcj"Vjqoruqp"Jqpqtgf"hqt"jgt"ocp{ {gctu"qh"ugtxkeg"vq"Lcemuqpxknng" Lqjpp{"Tqdkpuqp."Lt0""qh"Ocf"Fcfu"ocfg"vjg uvtqpiguv"Xqy M.A.D.D.A.D.S member Johnny Robinson Jr. made a covenant with Shauntel Marie Bennett to love, cover, cherish, protect and serve til death do they part. A prayer was offered by their Pastor Jewell Baker. In attendance was the parents of the bride, Mr. & Mrs. Roosevelt Bennett and Groom Mr. and Mrs. Robinson Jr., family and friends.photos by Paul and Teri Stewart PS Capture Tkv|"Ejcodgt"Rnc{gtu"Eqpenwfg"Ugcuqp Cpftgc"Qtvk|"cpf"Vgttcpeg"Rcvvgtuqp It was the finale concert Wednesday at Jacoby Symphony Hall for the 2011-2012 season and the concert was dedicated to fathers. The theater was full and those in attendance had no regrets. Terrance Patterson, founder and director, was over whelmed with joy and Andrea, working with The Florida Star for the summer, said it was one of the best concerts she has ever attended. Get next season tickets now.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL AMERSON Worthen Tommy, Jr., 51, died June 6, 2012. BARNES Tavaris RaShuwn, Jr., died June 11, 2012. BARRON Eddie B., 65, died June 7, 2012. BEYNON, Joyce Ann, 80, died June 5, 2012. BILES Bill, 82, died June 10, 2012. BODEN, Ivan C., 89, died June 5, 2012. BROWN, Abram, Sr., died June 7, 2012. BROWN, Christeen P., died June 6, 2012. BROWN Ruby, 79, died June 7, 2012. BULLIS, Regina L., 71, died June 10, 2012. CAMPOS Mary, 59, died June 7, 2012. CLARK, Betty Jo Rogers, 76, died June 5, 2012. CLARK Donald Roy, 60, died June 6, 2012. CLEMONS, Myrtice Norsworthy, 91, died June 5, 2012. COBB, Matthew, 47, died June 8, 2012. COFFIE Leroy, 76, died June 8, 2012. COHEN, Evelyn Randolph, 74, died June 5, 2012. CORBETT, Melvin, 73, died June 6, 2012. COX, Lillie Mae, died June 5, 2012. DAISE, Gladys, died June 5, 2012. DeGOLYER, Lonnie Woodrow, 96, died June 5, 2012. DELESLEY, Rayfield, 70, died June 8, 2012. DUMAS Andrienna E., 84, died June 5, 2012. ELDER James, III, 56, died June 11, 2012. FLORENCE, Larcile, died June 8, 2012. FORSYTH, Otis Charles, 83, died June 10, 2012. FRAZIER, Eugene Sonny,Ž Sr., died June 8, 2012. FROMM, Kenneth Otto, 61, died June 7, 2012. GABAYA, Ryan Gabriel, 30, died June 5, 2012. GASKINS Randall A., 75, died June 5, 2012. GREEN, Billy Bernard, died June 10, 2012. HAUGHT, Sandra, died June 6, 2012. HICKS, Kelly David, Jr., 53, died June 12, 2012. HUTSON, Charles Ronald, 63, died June 8, 2012. JENKINS, Jerry, 70, died June 5, 2012. JENKINS Sally, died June 8, 2012. KENT Evelyn Blanche, 84, died June 6, 2012. KISSINGER Mae F., 86, died June 7, 2012. LEAKS David, died June 11, 2012. LEIBACH, John E., Sr., 75, died June 8, 2012. LORD Aprill Jeanne, 49, died June 10, 2012. MITCHELL Thomas John West,Ž 46, died June 7, 2012. MOSCOSO Albert, 61, died June 6, 2012. PENNINGTON Eleanor, 87, died June 4, 2012. POLK Ronald P., died June 5, 2012. POTTS Sara Smith, died June 9, 2012. POWELL Campbell, Jr, 93, died June 7, 2012. RAINEY, Gordon Mumford, Jr., 83, died June 6, 2012. RATHBUN, Virginia Lee, died June 7, 2012. RIDGEWAY, Roland,63, died June 8, 2012. RIPKA, James Jim, 67, died June 8, 2012. RIZZELLO Michael Joseph, 79, died June 8, 2012. ROBINSON Lester Benford, diedJune 10, 2012. ROBINSON Susie Mann, diedJune 6, 2012. ROWLAND Gary, Jr., diedJune 7, 2012. SCUDDER Holly, died June 9, 2012. SHEPPARD, Alice, died June 12, 2012. SIMPSON Tony Lee, 58, died June 6, 2012. THOMAS, Gene Monroe, 71, diedJune 10, 2012. THOMAS Lula M., 88, died June 9, 2012. THORNTON, Annie LueVinda, 60, died June 7, 2012. TODD Evelyn Seay, 74, died TRACY, Verna A. Brown, died June 7, 2012. TURNTIME, John H., died June 7, 2012. UNDERHILL Marion Rafuse Garland, 83, died June 5, 2012. URIG, Leroy Y., 78, died June 7, 2012. WALDRON, Edward Patrick, 75, died June 11, 2012. WEBER Ronald, 69, died June 10, 2012. WILKINSON, Vera Lee, 96, died June 7, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS CHAMBERS, John David, Sr., died June 9, 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 16, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. GREATER MISSIONARY TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 5730 Sawyer Ave., Jacksonville, is having REVIVAL NIGHT COME ONE!!! COME ALL!!! June 27 29, 2012. Guest Speakers: Wednesday, June 27th, Rev. Philip Mercer; Thursday, June 28th, Pastor Wallace Wyatt; Friday, June 29th, Sister Sandra Waldrop. Women Shoe Sizing Night (Fund Raising for the Church). Theme: But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 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 HAVEN HOSPICE is hosting a grief and loss support group every Tuesday from June 26 to July 31. The group will meet at St. Vincent's Orange Park Medical Center from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. For more information, please call 904-279-1677. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH Father's Day Celebration, 2730 West Edgewood Ave in Jacksonville with Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor. The Church Motto: Justified for Sanctification that Matters .Ž June 17, Sunday School at 9:30 am; Worship with Holy Communion at 11:00 am; Midweek Bible Study: Wednesday Nights at 7:00 pm; Men's Bible Study: Monday Nights during the month of June at 6:00 pm; Vacation Bible School: week nights beginning June 25th thru June 29th 6:00 pm-8:30 pm; July 1st, Family and Friends Day at 11;00 am Worship Service. Call the church for more information at (904) 765-4219 or www.stpauljacksonville.org Jacksonville First Lady Productions invites you to the hottest party in town! That's right it's the CD Release Concert for Dr. Vera Goodman & Anointed Praise Their last CD debuted at #18 on the charts and now it's time to release their latest chart busting hit. This event will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Temple of One Accord Ministries International, Inc., 2971 Waller Street, Jacksonville, Florida (at the intersection of I-10 & McDuff Ave, Exit 360). Also featured in concert with Dr. Vera Goodman & Anointed Praise is Jimmy Hill & AVOP. this event is absolutely FREE! Contact First Lady Productions at 904.425.0806 for more info. In Loving Memory ofLarry M. Griffin Sr.Sun Rose 11/30/1946 Sun Went Down 6/1/2012 The dash included marrying Mary Griffin, graduating from Northwestern class of 1964, member of Redeeming Faith Missionary Baptist Church, active community leader, father and grandfather.

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JUNE 16, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 Tguqwteg"Eqpvtqn"Egpvtcn"hqt"Chtkecp"Cogtkecp" Ogp"cpf"Yqogp0 The site for real empowerment and wealth building. Join the 2012 erase the hate movement and help us create a real community based on resources.www.nationofbrothers.com www.nationofsisterz.com Egngdtcvkqp"Continued from A-1 Pqy"hqt"{qwt"cpuygtu<1.Juneteenth 2.This day is important: See the paragraphs taken from Wikipedia above 3.The 41 states are: As of June 2011, 41 states[2] and the District of Columbia have recognized Juneteenth as either a state holiday or state holiday observance; these are Alabama, Alaska,[5] Arizona, Arkansas, California,[5] Colorado, Connecticut,[5] Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,[3] Kentucky,[6][7] Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan,[8] Minnesota,[9] Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey,[5] New Mexico, New York,[5] North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,[2] Vermont,[2] Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 4.What state was the first to observe this holiday? The state of Texas is widely considered the first U.S. state to begin Juneteenth celebrations with informal observances taking place for over a century; it has been an official state holiday since 1890. It is considered a "partial staffing holiday", meaning that state offices do not close, but some employees will be using a floating holiday to take the day off. Schools are not closed, but most public schools in Texas are already into summer vacation by June 19th. Its observance has spread to many other states, with a few celebrations even taking place in other countries. 5.I cant speak for the other State; but if you want to know about Florida and Georgia; check out your Florida and Georgia Star. We know whats going on around town.

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PAGE A-4THE STARJUNE 16, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. HAPPY FATHERS DAY!Real Fathers, Real Men. Although I knew my father, James Fred Bradley, all of my life, I did not grow up with him as a member of our household. When I returned to Jacksonville after living in Washington, D. C. for ten years, he had become, once again, a part of my mothers life, which gave us the opportunity to bond more closely. My dad was funny and smart. He was a handsome man, so I understood why my mother carried a torch for him, I think, until the day she died. He did not drink or smoke, but would buy bourbon and wine for the house and cigarettes for me (before I quit the habit). He was frugal, to a fault. I smoked Benson & Hedges Menthol Lights. He would buy cartons for me all the time. He would also buy cartons and cartons of Virginia Slims because they were on sale and had the annual Virginia Slims calendar attached! Once he knew that Aunt Frances liked the popular fragrance of the day, Charlie he would buy it on sale at the Navy Exchange, stockpile it, and present her with a bottle and powder set every Christmas (I honestly think the couple of bottles that I threw away when I moved into her home were probably holdovers from those days). Daddy was a little disappointed in having spent 26 years in the Navy and not retiring with a higher rank. But, the Navy of his day did not appreciate his brilliant math skills or his command of the English language. He passed the tests for promotions, but was always told that the positions were no longer available. He was self-deprecating about not using the GI Bill to go to college to pursue a career as a Math teacher. While he made an imposing presence … he was a big man, tall he was soft-spoken, and not much for quarreling. Rather than argue, he would stubbornly go about doing or not doing whatever his mind told him was correct or incorrect. He didnt think I needed a car in D. C., so rather than argue about it, he just didnt buy one for me! Daddy made his transition quietly in 2007 at the age of 94 (ironically, another father figure, of sorts, who lives in McAlpin, Florida called for my assistance that day because he felt seriously ill. I told him I had to see Daddy first and would make the trip after. Unbeknownst to me, Daddy was passing at that moment. Chief Obalumi recovered from his spellŽ shortly after). I am grateful for the time Daddy and I had together. In his waning years, I had the privilege of taking care of him. We talked about the Navy, played cards, solved crossword puzzles, watched golf on television (he loved the sport), read The Florida Star, and the Times-Unions obituaries (he read them every day). I bathed him, prepared his meals, took him to his doctor appointments and sat with him during hospital stays. He had the chance to see me graduate from Edward Waters College and to tell me he loved me and was proud that I was his daughter. I salute my father and all real fathers, real men. HAPPY FATHERS DAY! Next week: Tributes to other fathers who I think are pretty special.JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND STUDENTS FROM MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS AGO HONOR THEIR FIRST LADY OF MUSICStory and Photos courtesy of Dr. Norma S. White Dr. Norma Ruth Solomon White was guest of honor at a banquet and program attended by more than 100 former students who she taught at Isaiah Blocker and Darnell-Cookman Junior High Schools. She was still unaware of what the evening had in store as she arrive d at the Haskell Building in a white stretch limousine with son, Marcel White and 98-year-old mother, Mrs. Ruth C. Solomon who taught many of her daughters students at Stanton High School. Program presenters, all former band members, included: Juliann McIntosh Blackmon (flute) and Ronald Belton (clarinet) Mistress and Master of Ceremonies; Michael Stewart (trombone), who extended greetings and escorted Dr. White from the limousine to her place of honor; Councilwoman Denise Lee (oboe), gave the occasion; Rev. Frederick Pinkney (saxophone) gave the opening prayer; Linda Witsell (flute) enthralled the audience with her rendition of Wind Beneath My WingsŽ; Joseph H. Morrison (trumpet), professional musician and veteran of Broadway, flew from New York to honor his former band director with Duke Ellingtons Satin Doll;Ž and Rev. Joseph McRoy (trumpet and cornet), who blessed the food. In a special video tribute, the honoree remembered the late Kernaa D. McFarlin, her former band director and mentor. McFarlins daughter, Adrianne McFarlin King reciprocated with remarks delivered in a style reminiscent of her father. The program, entitled Symphony in W continued as a metaphoric symphony with each section approached as a composed progression or movement. The M.C.s became Maestros, as they introduced the movements of Dr. Whites life, from the Prelude, her family and dr eams, to the Grand Finale, her legacy of exceptional firsts: the first female member of the famed FAMU Marching 100 Band; the first female to dir ect the FAMU Marching 100; the first female Band Director in Duval County; the first International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated from Jacksonville, Florida; and the first Legacy International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Dr. White managed to hold back the tears that had flowed throughout the emotion-filled evening as she expressed gratitude to the planners and attendees for what she described to me as a truly great surprise, an evening Ill never forget.Ž She was the recipient of a resolution from the Jacksonville City Council and commendations from Mayor Alvin Brown, presented by Councilwoman Lee and Ronald Belton, the Citys CFO, respectively, and a blue, marble-handled baton from the events committee. The tribute was held in a room beautifully decorated by Sharon McQueen Johnson (flute) with the lights of downtown Jacksonville dancing on the face of the majestic St. Johns River as a backdrop. There was music, spun by Mr. Jazzco himself, D.J. Charles Scantling (sousaphone), dancing Dr. White was called to lead the Precision Drill which was The Electric Slide and a fabulously catered dinner. The night ended with remarks and benediction by Bishop Girardeau Nesbitt (sousaphone). Norma, our families have known each other for many, many years. I salute you on behalf of myself, my mother, the late Thomasina Calhoun, my aunts, Edna Calhoun and Frances Murray, both Ivies Beyond the Wall, and my uncle, the late Paris Calhoun. You are so deserving of this honor. Frances Calhoun Bradley, TALK OF THE TOWN! Daddy and I after my graduation ceremony at EWC A family portrait. Left to right: My brother, Jimmy Bradley, me, Mama (Thomasina Calhoun), and Daddy (James Bradley).Dr. White with Ronald Belton (clarinet), City of Jacksonville CFO Dr. Norma S. White surrounded by her woodwind section Dr. Norma S. White surrounded by her woodwind section Dr. White, arriving by limousine, is escorted by Michael Stewart (trombone), Director of External Affairs, Jacksonville Aviation Authority Councilwoman Denise Lee presents a Proclamation from the Jacksonville City Council to Dr. White Band parent with Dr. White

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JUNE 16, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-5 PicturedChef Tonys Lamb Chops with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans 2012 Publix Asset Management Company… Chef Tony MorrowCelebrity Chef, Restaurateur | Atlanta, GAThese lamb chops have won awards. But more importantly, its my sons and my favorite meal. Thats why Im sharing this and other recipes, so you can show Dad hes your favorite too. Publix has the whole meal planned for you on their site. We have such busy households these days, but Publix makes it easier to get together and reconnect as a family with great food on the table.

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PAGE THESTAR JUNE 16, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT Last weekend world leaders, dignitaries and celebrities from around the world gathered in the vibrant Arts District near downtown Dallas Friday to attend an historic event honoring global humanitarian and faith-based entertainment mogul Bishop T.D. Jakes 35 years of spiritual leadership and service. Aptly titled A Triumphant Journey, the three-hour, black-tie celebration was hosted by director/writer/producer Tyler Perry and CNN anchor Soledad OBrien at the state-of-the-art AT&T Winspear Opera House. The awe-inspiring evening was a surprise for Bishop Jakes and featured an unexpected appearance by entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey who congratulated him for being a man of conviction and beacon of light. Jakes wife Serita Jakes and daughter Sarah Henson orchestrated the event to keep it secret from Jakes, senior pastor of the 30,000 member Dallas-based church The Potters House. He was being celebrated 35 years of dedicated service. Jakes accomplishments in ministry and entertainment, as well as his dedication to humanity and family, were applauded in front of a packed audience of family, friends, parishioners, dignitaries, celebrities and fans. Jakes who was visibly moved expressed his shock at the crowd of well-wishers, some of whom traveled far and wide to participate in the celebration and took the stage to receive a resounding standing ovation.I have been blown away, said Jakes. I love God and Ive always loved people. Your presence here tonight says you love me back. Its hard to overwhelm me, but youve done it this time! The night included a kaleidoscope of musical performances ranging from gospel and jazz to R&B, featuring Jordin Sparks, Ledisi, BeBe Winans, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton and Karen Clark Sheard. Gospel duo Mary Mary brought the crowd to its feet with their stirring rendition of Yesterday, and pianist Keiko Matsui flew in from Japan to perform with KEM, Kelly Price and Kirk Whalum. R&B diva Chaka Khan serenaded Bishop Jakes with a medley of her greatest hits. In addition, film stars Loretta Devine, Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Kimberly Elise, Meagan Good and Charles S. Dutton, as well as Christian leaders Dr. Bernice King, Pastor Paula White, Pastor Bill Hybels and Pastor Sam Rodriguez paid homage to Bishop Jakes for inspiring so many. Other notable guests on hand to celebrate Bishop Jakes 35th anniversary include Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Gayle King, Glynn Turman, producer Debra Martin Chase, Sony executive DeVon Franklin, and Emmitt and Pat Smith. The Dallas Black Dance Theater praised Bishop Jakes milestone anniversary with a stirring performance, and luminaries such as Dr. Phil McGraw, the Mandela family, philanthropist and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, cast members of the upcoming film Sparkle, and others delivered moving video presentations. My husband has committed his life to empowering others that they might have joy, love and hope in their lives. The event was an opportunity to salute him for the millions of lives hes touched, the hearts hes changed and the lives hes saved through his stirring messages, said Serita Jakes. It was a blessing to honor him for 35 years of unwavering service. Bishop T.D. JakesHonored In Dallas For 35 Years of Ministry!By Rych McCain, Feedbackrych@sbcglboal.net and Facebook TD Jakes & Wife Serita Photo by Vernon Bryant for TDJ Ents The Front Page Firm Gayle King Oprah Winfrey Photo by Cooper Neill for TDJ Ents Front Page Firm Bebe Winans & Chaka Khan Photo by Cooper Neill for TDJ Ents Front Page Firm CNN's Soledad O'Brien & Tyler Perry Hosts Photo by Vernon Bryant for TDJ Entd Front Page Firm Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!Music : Smooth vocalist Bobby V will release his 5 th album this fall Dusk Till Dawn ft. Lil Wayne, Kirko Bangz and K Michelle on his Blu Kolla Dreams label which recently secured an arrangement with eOne Music which is also home to Keith Sweat, SWV, Dwele, Vivian Green, Ashanti, Anthony David, Bilal, Eric Roberson and others. Resources : For those seeking information and resources to break into Hollywood with limited or no funds, Executive Producer Tour Roberts is helping make that path a little easier through the launch of the Artist Resource Center (ARC). Located at 11039 McCormick Street, in North Hollywood, CA. No one should have to miss out on achieving their goals simply because they didnt have the support system to fulfill their destiny, said Roberts. The Artist Resource Center will give aspiring entertainers the resources they need to hone their craft through work space, workshops and seminars at little or no cost. The state-of-the-art Artist Resource Center includes a 6-station computer lab where guests may sign-in to use the latest software for film editing, music production, web building, script writing and graphic design. Visitors may also utilize a creative suite, film finishing lab, conference room, and a main area equipped to host special events, training workshops, and artistic development modules. The ARC will be available for rent at reduced rates in order to allow artists to complete their projects and host ARC is to help artists discover their purpose in life, develop their talents, and in turn, bless the world with the realized creations. The ARC is open Monday Friday from 11 am to 7:00 pm. For information on future events or to reserve space at the ARC for meetings, productions or events, please visit www.TheARCNoHo.com TV : Known for her role on the Speed Networks Car Warriors, Nicole Lyons, one of the sexiest women in all pro sports, is now ranked in the top ten at #10 in the Top Sportsman Division 2 Series of the NHRA. Lyons is not only the first African American female drag racer; she is also the first and only female racer in the NHRA period! The flip gets switched on the search for love this summer, thanks to the provocative and unpredictable new dating show TAKE ME OUT. Based on the hugely successful international format, TAKE ME OUT is a fast-paced, dynamic and hilarious series in which first impressions really do count, and where one lucky woman has the chance to win the ultimate dream date with a potential new flame. Comedian and TV superstar George Lopez is the host of the new Fox-TV series which airs Thursdays, 8 9 PM ET/PT. Movies : Bully. The Weinstein Company. Featuring real life young people and their parents; JaMeya Jackson, Kelby,Londa and Bob Johnson.Alex, Jackie, Philip, Maya, Jada, Ethan and Logan Libby.Kim Lockwood, David, Tina, Teryn and Troy Long, Devon Matthews, Barbara primer, Kirk and Laura Smalley, Trey Wallace. Produced and Directed by Lee Hirsch. Written by Cynthia Lowen and Lee Hirsch. If you have ever been a victim of a school bully, this film will boil your blood. The Motion Picture Association of America has fought with the films producers and company about rating the movie R because of the cruelty and violence that some young people perpetrate on their less protected classmates but the producers argue that students of all ages must see this film and learn from it. Bully clearly showcases the loop holes in school security that put thousands of students at risk and in some extreme cases life threatening situations where school administrators turn a blind eye or there are no specific guidelines or set policies to deal with serious offenders. This documentary pulls no punches and is a must see for youth and parent discussion groups when it comes out on DVD. Snow White and The Huntsman. Universal Pictures. Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Helmsworth, Charlize Theron and Sam Clafflin. Directed by Rupert Sanders. Screenplay by Evan Daugherty and John LeeHancock. Produced by Joe Roth, Palak Patel and Samuel L. Mercer. The original Snow White was romantic but this version has a harsher bite to it. The action is alright and the fighting shows how the different European Kingdoms couldnt get along to save face. Those who love knights on armored horses, haunted forests and freaky dwarfs will get off on this one. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal Facebook and checkout my blog www.rychmccainhollyhoodnotes.blogspot.com Study, Observe and Win! Rych

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ANTIGUA:Law enforcement authorities are on Tuesday continuing their investigation into the June 10, 2012 fire at the LIAT Hangar in Antigua. The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained and while initial data shows significant damage, a thorough assessment is continuing to determine the full extent of the losses. Meanwhile, as the investigation continues, international and local loss adjusters have visited the site. The companys local and regional loss adjusters planned to conduct their assessment on Monday. Despite the fire, LIAT has maintained normal operations throughout its network. Officials took time to thank the scores of customers, well-wishers and the public in general who have called or sent messages of support as they dealt with this event. By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BAHAMAS:Tragedy struck a group of migrants making their way to South Florida last Sunday, when Glory Time the 25 foot wooden vessel they were in capzised in waters of the northern Bahamas. Among the dead were five women. Also dead were five boys ages eight to ten and a girl believed to be about nine years old. The Bahamas Air and Sea Rescue Assciaton worked in conjunction with the US Coast Guard and locals as the mission went from rescue to recovery. Seven survivors were pulled from the waters while ten more people who were reportedly onboard are still unaccounted for. Investigations are continuing into the matter which is believed to be a part of a Haitian smuggling ring and the childrens school held a memorial for them. Bahamian politician Dr. Bernard Nottage revealed in the House of Assembly that the migrants paid $5,000 each to make the ill-fated journey. He added that a survivor reported that the waters were too rough and even though he tried to help others, he had to fight to save his own life. I trust that this unfortuneate incident will further buttress the resolve of all right thinking persons to bring to an end the smuggling of persons to and through our waters.Ž JUNE 14, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Salutes Islanders During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month Six Children Among Eleven Drowned After Haitian Smuggling Boat Capsizes In Bahamian Waters WASHINGTON: Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) is waving her heritage flag high as it is National Caribbean-American Herit age Month. The grand-daughter of Bahamian immigrants expressed pride in being Caribbean-American. Like many Americans of Caribbean descent, my parents and grandparents came here with nothing, but through hard work and educat ion, they achieved the American Dream,Ž she said. Caribbean-Americans have made numerous invaluable contributions to our nation through areas such as the arts, politics, armed forces and science.Ž She added: It is because of this shared heritage that I join my fellow Caribbean-Americans in honoring our ancestors' homeland s and sacrifices, and for future generations to have a chance at the American Dream.Ž Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Exce llence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school. LIAT Reporting Significant DamageŽ After Plane, Hanger And Offices Destroyed In Antigua Fire Turks And Caicos TVShow Turquoise Morning Wins Three Telly Awards TURKS ANDCAICOS:The Telly Awards named Turquoise Morning as a double Silver winner, and a Bronze winner in the 33rd Telly Awa rds for its shows on the Battle of the Bands, the World Travel Awards and the Haiti Reconstruction Forum. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 United States and numerous countries, this is truly an honour. The local and internet te levision show was honoured with three awards; two in the Peoples Telly category, the third selected by the Telly Awards Judges Panel as outstan ding content on two major conferences, including the OECD Global Forum held in Bermuda last year. The Haiti Reconstruction Forum show got the nod in the News or News Segment category. The episode opened the door to a discuss ion which will prove a game changer for regional relations and can contribute to the redevelopment of earthquake, hurricane and disease s tricken Haiti. During the sessions, it was described how companies can access the two billion dollars in grant money coming from the Inter-American D evelopment Bank (IDB). Host of Turquoise Morning, Deandrea Hamilton, conducted heartfelt interviews with IDB executives including: Gustavo Arnavat, Ex ecutive Chairman and Eriq Pierre, Senior Counsellor in Haiti. The Star was the only USMedia to interview Mrs. Hamilton on her nomination. We gained and were able to share the tremendous insight and opportunities available in Haiti with our countrymen, the rest of the region including the Americas. It is rare to see Haiti as the land of progress and an investment haven, but the experts and discussio ns we featured during the show have the power to open the door to a flood of interest for the island nation.Ž Turks and Caicos business man, Harold Charles sponsored Magnetic Medias coverage of the Reconstruction Forum held at the Doubl e Tree Hotel, in Miami, Florida. It was jointly hosted by the City of Miami Dade County and featured Mayor, Carlos Gimenez. The other shows were given to the people where voting support was solicited by driving friends and fans of Turquoise Morning to the Telly Awards channel on YouTube. Magnetic Media garnered support through e-blasts, texting, social media and news reports. The Battle of the Bands show led in thumbs up; it chronicled the preparations and performance of the Bahamas All Stars as the first international marching band to perform at the Florida Classics, held in Orlando, Florida in November 2011. The community based band ap plied to be among the ten schools showcased, and won the chance, bringing a riveting Caribbean-styled performance that proved a show stopper. It was just a month before that we travelled to Montego Bay, Jamaica for the Caribbean leg of the World Travel Awards. It was no surprise to us that our fans loved both the Battle of the Bands and the World Travel Awards glitz and glamour enough to earn them each a Silver Telly Award.Ž The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials an d programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, pro duction companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the contest., upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distin ction in creative work and entries do not compete against each other, rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,Ž said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awar ds. Magnetic Medias accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.Ž Trinidadian Mayors Daughter Found Dead, Burnt Beyond RecognitionŽ In Jamaican Cane Field By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor JAMAICA:The search for Michelle Coudray (pictured bottom) came to a devastating end last week just hours after her mother Mayor Marlene Coudray issued an appeal for her safe return from Trinidad. The 39 year-old teacher and mother of three young children went missing on June 2. Her body was identified by dental records and a bracelet she wore after it was discovered in a Montego Bay canefield. The distraught San Fernando mayor travelled to Jamaica to formally identify her daughter and bring her remains to Trinidad for burial. If someone has her, please release my daughter. She has three young children who are missing her,Žthe mayor had pleaded hours before the grusome discovery. Jamaican police have confirmed that a person of interest is held in connection with the crime. Investigations continue. Usain Bolt Calls It Quits With White Girlfriend To Appease Jamaican Fans By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor JAMAICA:All may be fair in love and war but it certainly doesnt seem so when it comes to love and track. Caribbean king of the sporting world and Jamaican symbol of national pride, Usain Bolt has ended his relationship with his white European girlfriend after a public kiss that did more damage through the islands than a hurricaneŽ. Bolts Slovakian girlfriend of six months received a rather cold reception by locals who were offended that he chose to date a white foreign woman instead of someone from his own island or a black woman at least. Local newspaper The Jamaican Star received reader responses after they published the story with comments such as Out of all the girls on this island you pick a snowbunnyŽand These superstars will always disappoint if we depend on them to raise our racial identityŽ. Others on Facebook have cried shame on Bolt for allowing others to persuade him out of what could have been true love. Be an example,Ž said one poster. Love supposed to be color blind, man.Ž

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JUNE 16, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDA SECTION B Dream Makers: Jacksonville Center of the Arts & Northside Center for the Performing Arts By Marsha Dean Phelts 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 whose dream of becoming a dancer and a singer in real life began before she finished grade school at St. Pius Catholic School. By the time she was six-years-old little Kezia knew that she wanted a career in the performing arts. While enjoying a Caribbean cruise with her parents, Kate and Thomas Hendrix, and family members, ten-year-old Kezia surprised everyone by winning a singing contest. From that moment on Kezia has been traveling, dancing, singing, modeling and performing on runways that attract audiences from all over the globe. As a graduate with a double major in dance and voice from Douglass Anderson School of the Performing Arts and Jacksonville University, Miss Kezia gives back to the community for other dreamers by working hand and hand with the local magnet schools to produce the best well-rounded talent that Jacksonville has to offer. In her days as a student of the arts Kezia knew first hand of this city's need for a full fine and performing arts center. In 1997, Miss Kezia realized another dream by opening a dance studio in the former FAMCO child care center on Lem Turner. In time the studio later relocated to a building at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church on Pearl Street and as the center grew, they brought in talented instructors, offering programs in numerous forms of dance, ranging from ballet to hip-hop, West African to Modern Jazz and mo re. The need for a total building dedicated to a variety of art disciplines also grew. In 2010 a dream studio for the Jacksonville Center of the Arts & Northside Center for t he Performing Arts was realized. Kezia Rolle, Executive Director and founder of the Center was blessed with a lot of help and support to move the program into their own facility at 36 74 Beach Boulevard, 32207. Miss Kezia says that having a talent developing agency such as this will definitely place Jacksonville on the map for quality training that is resu lt driven.Ž The Center offers classes in Fine Arts, Martial Arts, Modeling, Music, Filming and more so much more. Each month students are invited to further showcase their talents across the stage at the Ritz Theater and LaVilla Musuem and other venues. They also are seen throughout the year at the Florid a Theater and at the Times-Union Center in major ballets such as the Nutcracker with leading roles. Annually they are invited to perform for the Mayor's Annual Christmas Party and in parades. Renown names such as Dewitt Cooper and Savery Morgan collaborators of a new contemporary dance company in Jacksonville: CooperM organ Dance), Landes Dixon, or Amy McClendon (Broadway Dancer), Julie Williams (dancer-choreographer), Brittany Young to mention a few, all got their start in the world of dance at the Jacksonville Center of the Arts & the Northside Center for the Performing Arts. And though they perform in venues across the globe, Jacksonville i s where these afore mentioned students started from (way back in elementary school) and it is the Jacksonville Center of the Arts & Northside Center for the Performing Arts where they return serving as mentors to young children with global dreams. Miss Kezia noted that of those who come through her doors at age 3 and or those who have been with the dis cipline of the program for ten years are prepared to make a living in the field of dance, if they choose to. Graduates from the Northside Center for the Performing Arts have be en awarded 100% full college scholarships to the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio, the Julliard School, the Atlanta Festival Ballet and other notable dance schools. Along the way they build strong resumes, 99% of the graduates get jobs working in their fields and 75% of them are international dancers touring the globe performing coveted leading roles. For the past 16 years in the city of Jacksonville we have been privileged to see the dreams of our dancers coming true. Please attend the show to get the flavor of stellar performances from students of the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, show up at the University of North Florida's Lazzara Theatr e: 1 UNF Drive this Friday evening. The World Odyssey Celebrating 16 Years of Making Dancers Dreams Come True begins at 6:00 P. M. Witness magnificent moves of locally developed dancers who like antelopes and springboks are able to leap high across the stag e in a single graceful bound known as grande jete. The audience is in store to see these amazing feats performed during the World Odyssey. General admission tickets are $18.00 a nd Reserved seating $25.00. Intense training Summer Camps which advance dancers two levels begin on Monday, June 11. Schedules for all classes are posted o nline. Register online info@theperformersacademy.com or by calling 904-322-7672 or 904-355-5551 for Summer Camp classes in Acting, Dance, Fitness, Music and Modeling. Miss Kezia teaches dance to the 3-6-years old and to the Pre-Professional Dancers. The entire Rolle family is actively involved in the Center. At home Miss Kezia, wife of Attorney Wade Rolle, and mother of Kai la, Nadia and Dylan enjoy family time together. Sunday cookouts after church are everybodys favorite special time. Both Kezia and Wade boast of their culinary ski lls their favorite menus are soul food and seafood. On special occasions Wade masterfully prepares his native dish, Bahamian curry, to the delight of all. At the dinner table the re are two prayers because both daughters want to bless the food. Kaila recently was crowned Miss Southern RoyaltyŽ and now wants to become Miss AmericaŽ. Nadia wants to be a gymn ast. Both girls want to become veterinarians while baby brother, Dylan wants to be a lawyer, just like Dad. Dreams do come true. Just ask Miss Kezia and the Rolle fam ily.

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48 Hour Film Festival Premiere Screenings, onTuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904-355-2787. Theatreworks Presents Free Summer Theatre: BILLY JONAS "EVERYBODYS IN THE BAND", on Tuesday June 19, 2012, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.355.2787 for more information. WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2012, this Wednesda,y June 20, 2012, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for more information. WINE DOWN WITH IMPACTJAX, Juice-A Jen Jones Gallery, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 1 Independent Drive, Modis Building, 2nd Floor, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.731.4971. The Libertarian Party of Duval County will be meeting on June 21st at 6:30 PM, at Golden Corra,l 4250 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. FILM: !Women Art Revolution, on Thursday June 21, 2012, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for additional information. Go Skate Day: Sk8 Unleashed for the Masses, on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Hemming Plaza, 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Jaguars Movie Night at EverBank Field, on Friday June 22, 2012, at EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for all information. The Raines Class of 1973 invites everyone to come out and celebrate its Summer Kick Off Gala fundraiser : June 23, 2012, from 7-Midnight, at Carls Main Street, Southern/Soul Restaurant, 1748 North Main Street (the corner of 8th & Main), (904) 598-1255. For more information contact Vice Chair Gail Hammond Haines at 725-2157 or Treasurer Katrina Spencer at 768-4823. Community Activities contd..PAGE B 2THE STAR JUNE 16, 2012 *****/Community Activities 48 Hour Film Festival Kickoff and Dropoff: Friday, June 15, 2012, at the The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. 4th Annual Jacksonville Salsa Jam on Friday, June 15, 2012, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.588.1234 for all information. Jax Salsa Jam this Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.588.1234. 4TH ANNUAL JACKSONVILLE SALSA JAM: Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.588.1234 for more information. 48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL KICKOFF AND DROPOFF on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., .Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. FLORIDA YOUTH ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL on Sunday, June 17, 2012, Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 Water Street, Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacksonville, FL 32202. DIRTY FIST WITH THE MANY FURS PUPPET TROUPE at Burro Bar, on Sunday, June 17, 2012, Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.4686. Community Connection Cut-A-Thon, Daniel James Salon on Monday, June 18, 2012, at 45 W. Bay Street, Suite 101 & 102, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.359.2006 for additional information. SONS OF YOUNG, SMATTERMAT, XGEEZER AND 2416 at Burro Bar, on Monday June 18, 2012 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.4686 for any information. As we welcome the joys of summer such as swimming, barbequing, and baseball, we have to greet the Texas heat. As temperatures are increasing„highs this week were in the lowto mid-90s„it is vital to take the necessary precautions to protect pets from heat exhaustion. Although there is not a set temperature that is considered too hot for animals, temperatures in the high-80s and above can pose problems for pets, Dr. Stacy Eckman, lecturer at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) said. She added that, generally, if it is too hot for the pet owner to be outside, it is too hot for the pet. Every pet is different, however, on the temperature they can endure. Cats, for example, are usually more tolerant of the heat than dogs and can often find a shady place to lounge. It is very dependent on the pet itself. For example, overweight dogs and brachycephalic (short nosed dogs such as bulldogs) are at a greater risk for heat stroke/exhaustion for even short period of times in warm weather,Ž Eckman said. Eckman said other dogs that have a higher chance of heat exhaustion are those genetically sensitive to the heat and those not acclimated to the heat such as indoor dogs. Both dogs with long, thick coats and those with short, thin coats can become overheated so she recommended taking precautions for all types of dogs. She explained that even dogs who exercise vigorously can become overheated. The perfect example of this is a dog who goes to the dog park on a nice, warm, spring day when they have not [been] all winter, and they play [with a] Frisbee [disk] and run more than normal,Ž Eckman said. She added that this was a common case of heat exhaustion. Eckman said, generally, the first symptoms of heat exhaustion are lethargy and listlessness. They pant to try to cool themselves and can be anxious as they try to find a cool place,Ž she said. She added that if pets are outside for too long and become overheated, they can develop diarrhea and vomiting which could lead to shock. If a pet has these symptoms, Eckman recommended taking him/her to a veterinarian immediately for a diagnosis and treatment. She stressed not to put cold water or ice packs on the animal because it makes it harder for them to cool off. To prevent heat exhaustion, Eckman suggested providing shade and fans for pets. She also emphasized the importance of having enough water for pets. Dogs cool themselves by panting and this can dehydrate them, so they will need more water than you may think,Ž Eckman said. It is also crucial to not overwork animals so start slowly when exercising. Take breaks during exercise or play to make sure they cool down and off,Ž Eckman said. ABOUT PET TALK Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Stories can be viewed on the Web at http://vetmed.tamu.edu/pet-talk Heat Exhaustion in Pets Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Senior Safety: Preventing Slips, Trips And Falls (StatePoint) As we age, time takes its toll on the bodily systems that keep us balanced, making us more prone to dangerous slips, trips and falls. And while a fall can be a life-changing or even life-threatening event for an older adult, reducing ones risk is easy. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recommends the following simple safety tips: Do a Home Safety Check At least one-third of all falls involve hazards within the home. Be sure to remove throw rugs and low furniture, eliminate clutter, and secure carpeting and other tripping hazards like electrical cords. Your home should be properly lit, so that even at night your vision is not impaired. Install grab bars in your bathtub and handrails on your staircases. Get Regular Exercise Start a exercise program that includes activities that improve strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. Walking, water workouts and tai chi will not only contribute to your overall health, they can also reduce your risk of falls. Consult a health care professional before getting started. Manage Pain Differently The same pills meant to make older patients with chronic pain more comfortable may also make them more vulnerable to falls,Ž says ACA President Dr. Keith Overland, who runs a practice in Norwalk, Conn. Chiropractic services, including spinal adjustments and manipulation, exercise recommendations, rehab and nutritional and lifestyle counseling, are a great non-drug alternative to medications that affect your brains function and lead to dizziness or light-headedness.Ž Taking multiple medications magnifies the risk of injury. Seniors who are on three or more drugs, or who have muscle weakness, are more likely to fall. Another risk factor is combining prescription drugs with alcohol, over-the-counter allergy or sleeping medications, painkillers, or cough suppressants. Ask your prescribing physician to review your medications and reduce your chances of falling by using the lowest effective dosage. Also, discuss the need for walking aids or supports while taking medications that can affect balance. Prevent Serious Injury Osteoporosis makes bones less resistant to stress and more likely to fracture. Help limit the effects of osteoporosis by eating a diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D. Calcium-rich foods include milk, yogurt, fish, broccoli, collard greens, tofu and almonds. You can get your daily dose of Vitamin D with a little bit of sunlight. If you do find yourself falling, fall forward on your hands or land on your buttocks -not on your spine. Also, protect your head from striking furniture or the floor. Improve Vision Age-related vision diseases, including cataracts and glaucoma, and can alter your depth perception, visual acuity and susceptibility to glare. Schedule regular checkups with your ophthalmologist and regularly clean your glasses. Improve your visibility so you can move safely and with ease. For more information on reducing your risk of falling visit www.acatoday.org/healthyliving or www.acatoday.org/findadoc. Falls dont have to be a part of getting older. A physical activity program, lifestyle changes and home improvements can help you stay securely on your feet. ***** Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIA SECTION B NEIGHBORTONEIGHBOR: Brunswick Seniors Forced To Start Over After Being Faced With Foreclosure ScandalŽ. Part 1 JUNE 16, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Photo:Angela Favors-Morrell Gardening, beach walks, dinner plans, health checks and looking forward to spending holidays with the grandkids these are the things senior years are made of. However, for many area seniors, the security of living out their years surrounded by the things they worked their youth to achieve is becoming more and more farfetched as many are finding themselves using their retirement funds to restart life as their homes are being foreclosed on. Some call it circumstance but others are calling it an ugly scheme to remove black seniors from property rightfully owed to them since post-emancipation days. And still there are others who feel that it is a part of SunTrust Banks discrimination case that was exposed earlier this year in which 20,000 African-American and Latinos were allegedly charged more on loans based on their race. One couple caught in the crossfire is Mary and Raymond Harris. Pictured standing in front of what was their dream home on Oak Grove Island, the 70-something year-old heart patients are reduced to living in an apartment. Theyve sought emotional refuge in the Neighbor to Neighbor outreach group which has become an advocate to prevent foreclosures and evictions of people in similar situations. Its was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life!Ž Mrs. Harris says of the day she and her husband were told they had to leave their home. Imagine what it is like to accumulate a lifetime of memories only to come home and find the m sitting in the street in the rain. Yes, I lost furniture and other big items but I also lost irreplaceable items which have a personal meaning, papers and letters and photographsƒ you cant just throw away someones life and put it on the street. Thankfully my husband has a business and we were able to try to get back up.Ž With their grown children living elsewhere, and most of their friends seniors as well, the Harris struggled to salvage their be longs under what they considered to be unreasonableŽ terms. There were security guards hired to stand watch to ensure that we only came to collect our belongings between 9am and 5pm each day,Ž Mrs. Harris stated. We were not allowed to work into the night, the locks were changed and we had less than a week to move everything. Needless to say, it was impossible. When we went back the last time, whatever we had left just seemed to vanish. Its just horrible that this happened and it is a lot on someone our age.Ž While Mr. and Mrs. Harris had a business to help them move into an apartment, Irene Shuman, also in her mid-70s has also been foreclosed on and ordered to leave her home. Yet she has been described as holding on by a thread to keep her home. According to Rev. Zach Lyde, these are just two o f many affected in what he feels is a conspiracy to get people off of land bequeathed to free African-Americans following the end of slavery (see next weeks issue). And the discrimination theory is not farfetched. After all, it was just in May 2012 when SunTrust Bank, the same company which foreclosed on the Harris home, reached a settlement in a discrimination case. It was determined that the companys mortgage lending unit had to pay $21 million to com pensate African-American and Hispanic borrowers because they were given higher loans based on race. The United States Justice Department alleged that between 2005 and 2009 some 20,000 minority borrowers were charged higher fees, which made SunTrust guilty of breaching anti-discrimination laws. Also in May, Mrs. Harris received a letter from HSBC in response to her query as to why SunTrust was able to foreclose on her h ome when HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc was the first lien holder (see photo). They explained that SunTrust was able to prove that they were able to foreclose on our house because they served HSBC with foreclosure paperwork,Ž she said. A whole lot was just not adding up. Also we had recently received a cancellation of deed to secure debt where the $341,000 was no longer required.Ž The letter from HSBC stated that they charged off the balance on the account on August 6, 2011 and released the lien on the property in January 2012. In the conclusion to this story next week, The Star brings together other persons in the area facing the same issues and the role of Neighbor to Neighbor in helping them recuperate. Raymond and Mary Harris in front of their dream home prior to it being foreclosed. (Photo by Angela Favors-Morrell)

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JUNE 16, 2012 THESTAR JAGUARCARAVAN MAKES TOUCHDOWNINWAYCROSSPAGEB-4 The Jaguars Caravan visits Waycross, bringing Justin Blackmon, Andre Branch, Jeris Pendleton, Bryan Anger, the ROAR, and Jaxson De Ville to town. SHARKS STUMBLE IN SECOND HALF IN 56-39 LOSS TO FORCE DULUTH, GA … The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks built a three-score lead in the second quarter but could not keep up momentum in the second half, falling by a 56-39 score to the Georgia Force at The Arena at Gwinnett Center on Saturday night. Jacksonville (6-6) started fast, taking a 27-9 lead early in the second quarter on a phenomenal 52-yard interception return from LaRoche Jackson, who picked off Georgias R.J. Archer at the goal line and weaved his way around would-be tacklers to go the distance. But from that point forward, the Force outscored Jacksonville 40-12 for the remainder of the game, taking control in the fourth quarter. One key shift in momentum came on the final play of the third quarter. The Sharks held a 3433 lead but were backed up inside their own five yard line when quarterback Bernard Morris was sacked for a safety, moving Georgia back in front by a point. Jacksonville recovered from there, as Aaron Robbins pounced on an Archer fumble to give the Sharks offense the ball back, as Morris responded with a two-yard touchdown pass to Jamarko Simmons to put the Sharks back in front. But Georgia answered with a score of their own, reclaiming the lead for good. The Sharks next possession started inside the teams own one yard line, and on the first play from scrimmage Morris was intercepted by Jeremy Grier for a quick Georgia touchdown. That score extended the Forces lead to 49 -39 with under a minute left. Jacksonville got the ball back with a chance to recover, but Morris was then intercepted in the end zone by Marrio Norman as the Force recla imed possession and sealed the game. Georgia receiver Larry Shipp punctuated the contest with a razzle-dazzle, one-yard touchdown pass to Shay Hodge in the final se conds. Shipp was Georgias most potent offensive threat, finishing with 13 receptions for 167 yards, three receiving touchdowns and a rushing score. Archer end ed the game 27-of-43 for 284 yards, three touchdowns and that Jackson interception. For the Sharks, Morris completed 12 of 26 passes for 111 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He also made a pair of o utstanding plays scrambling out of the pocket, as a 39-yard burst in the first half helped Morris set a new single-game team record with 68 rushing yards on six c arries. Rendrick Taylor added 15 yards of his own as the Sharks accumulated 83 rushing yards as a team the most in any game in franchise history. At receiver, Simmons led the way with three touchdown catches. In his return from injured reserve, Jeron Harvey totaled a teamhigh 34 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Bobby Sewall notched a touchdown catch as well. On defense, Berrys sack was his team-leading seventh of the season. He also now leads the Sharks with four forced fumbles in 2 012. Jackson led the Sharks with eight total tackles (seven solo) along with his impressive pick-six. With the loss, Jacksonville falls a half-game behind Georgia in the South Division standings. The Sharks are now tied with idle Tampa Bay at 6-6, and that could grow to a three-way tie pending the New Orleans VooDoo's Saturday result against the San Antonio Talons. Four of the Sharks' fi nal six games will be at home. The Sharks will return to Sea Best Field next Saturday, June 16 as they host the American Conference-leading Philadelphia Soul. Next Saturdays game will be Halloween In JuneŽ as fans are encouraged to come in costume. Kickoff for that contest is set for 7:00.

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What are we going back to?By Glorious Johnson Southeast Region Community Economic Development Association, Inc. I keep hearing the Republicans say that they ƒwant to go back, or they would say ƒtake America back. Where are they going back to? Are they talking about going back to the Black Code Days of the 19th century when Blacks were treated as property with no rights, civil liberties or respect as human beings? Are they talking about going back to the Jim Crow Laws from the 1880s into the 1960s in which Blacks were relegated to second class citizens as a way of life? Are they talking about going back to Willie Lynch laws in which Blacks were either lynched for the fun of it or because they were demanding civil rights, violating the Jim Crow laws? Are they talking about going back to the destruction of neighborhoods and schools in the black communities from the 1960s to the present? Are they talking about going back to the period when we were not allowed to vote? Presently, every law that can pass through the Republican legislation throughout this country is attacking the rights for the elderly, Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans, to vote? No, No, No! We are not going back, we cannot go back! Everyone who can vote, needs to go to their respective Supervisor of Elections in the state of Florida and throughout this country and make sure that his/her name is in the books to vote. If not, find out why not, and straighten that situation out immediately. President Obama has stated that We will not go back. We are going forward. Talk to your family and friends. Encourage them to vote. Vote for President Obama … Our lives depend on us re-electing President Obama. Too many of our people lost their lives so that we would have the right to vote. If an ID is requested, get the ID. Ask someone to take you to get your ID, if you have no transportation. But, when its time to vote, please VOTE!!! 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JUNE 16, 2012THE STARPR 1 Robert E. Lee High School Graduation Class of 2012 Photos by F.M. POWELL III Wishing you many more successes in the future. Congratulations graduates!From The Florida and Georgia Star StaffRobert E. Lee High School Graduation Day was on June 4, 2012 at UNF. Jenkins Family, Left To Right. Stacieka Jenkins ,Pastor Elwyn Jenkins, Phaylicia Jenkins (Graduate) In The Fall UNF Vivian Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, And Makaela Jenkins (Center). Travis Willis will be attending Florida A&M University starting Fall semester. Graduates cheering on their classmates. Parrish Dove will be attending Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in the Fall. Drum Major Calvin Boyd walking across the stage and proudly receiving his diploma. Travis Willis and Tommy Hazouri Duval County School Board Member Cameron Hopper will be attending Florida International University (FIU) in the Fall. From left to right: Rev. Michael Halyard, Shaina Ruth, Felicia Willis, Michelline Ruth, Rev. Morris Halyard, Mae Haynes, Latonya Taylor, Selie Little, Fernando McGhee, Maggie Dallas, Annie Willis, Zelda Phillips, Brenee Cummings, Cheyenne Morman, Travis Willis in the fall Florida A&M University Lena Patton, Marquietta Patton

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(StatePoint) Finding creative activities to keep your kids entertained during the summer can be a struggle. How many times can you make a visit to the pool new and exciting? If youre looking for something different to do with your kids, consider throwing them a party! Whether youre celebrating a birthday or simply the great weather, a party provides a terrific opportunity for kids to socialize while school is out of session.Summery ThemeSet the mood for your guests with a great motif like a princess party or a pirate party. Opt for a theme that speaks to your childs interests and personality,Ž says Mariam Naficy, CEO of Minted.com, an online stationery store that specializes in custom-designed invitations. Browsing through kids party invitations online is a great way to inspire your young ones to help plan the day. Visit www.minted.com for party theme ideas you both can enjoy.Stay ActiveSummer is the best time of year to get the kids moving. Ditch the video games and celebrate the season with relay races and sports in the yard. After an exhilarating three-legged race match, your guests may need to cool off. Tell everyone to bring bathing suits and let them run through the sprinkler.Cool EatsMost children wont turn down a piping hot slice of pizza, no matter what the thermometer reads. But you may want to pick some cooler culinary fare for dessert. Opt for ice cream, popsicles and all those other frozen treats that make summer great. Its messy „ but worth the fuss! Dont forget the grill. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be easy to pull off for a large group, and are always a hit with kids. Let guests build-their-own-burgersŽ with a toppings assembly line.The WriteŽ GiftGreat gifts for kids that can be used year-round are personalized journals and stationery. Thanking their friends for coming to their party „ in writing „ will be good motivation for them to pick up a pen during their long vacation from school. A party is a great way to keep kids social and active during the summer months. So put on your party hats and celebrate the summertime!Get Ready For Summer Cycling Whether youre a casual rider or a serious cyclist, there are some important steps to take before you hit the trails and streets this summer. If its been awhile since you last used your bike, you may want to do a quick tune-up to ensure its in great shape for riding. Check for loose parts, inflate your tires, and lube the chain. Ensure your quick release levers on your wheels are closed and that your brakes work. Dont leave the house without testing your rear and front lights. You dont want to be caught after dark without working lights. Now your bike is ready for an outing! Dont forget to wear a helmet, apply plenty of sunscreen, and keep yourself hydrated.A Great Idea For Do-it-Yourselfers (SPM Wire) Warm weather is here! And for do-it-yourselfers this means its time to get cracking on home renovations. If youre planning a project that requires lumber, consider forgoing newly cut wood for something with a bit more history. Salvaged lumber is old growth wood, which means its stronger, has tighter grains, and looks better than newer wood,Ž says Merritt Fine, owner of M. Fine Lumber Company in New York City, which has been reclaiming lumber from demolition sites for 75 years. Whether youre redoing your floors or building furniture, youll be giving your project historical value and a totally unique look with recycled lumber. Youll also be making an environmentally responsible choice -a winwin situation. JUNE 16, 2012 THE STARPR 2 Summer Fun: Great Ideas For Kids

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JUNE 16, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 Can you find and circle these sea items people eat or drink? salt clams fish crab water swordfish tuna fish lobster mussels oystersA V B C I C Y T R N C S R E T S Y O J A A O U W E R L P O B H A O P G O J G F T Y R T I B M N E I Y D R T S U R K J H F J M T O J H F R I U E E R F I S H S M V R U G F D S H K B H G C R E J H U H P O I L K J T A S G F S K A U T G I T E I M J H F I L O I S C A H U J A G F N N G L Y T I U S T D E A S T All around the world (China, Japan, Canada, Iceland) people collect seaweed from the ocean and use it as a vegetable or make it into snacks. In coastal areas of the U.S. like Maine you can find Dulse, a reddish-brown seaweed that is popular to eat. There are so many fascinating creatures that live in our seas and oceans. Scientists today are diving to the deepest parts of the oceans to explore and photograph sea life that no humans have ever seen before. This Sea Creature... In some parts of the world, people consider me (a puffer fish) a special and rare treat. But, my poisonous parts and spines keep almost everything else from eating me. Can you read the clues and fill in the names of these 10 sea creatures? Creatures of Our Seas!Ocean Harvest Ocean Friends Uhoh! Do you think a new,Ž giant creature will be found during your lifetime? If it is, how do you think it will look and live? Almost everything in the sea is food for something else. Oops...I did it again! s q i u d __ __ __ __ __ This is a giant... squid jelly swordfish dolphin puffer fish sea star whale octopus electric eel sea horse 1 2 3 5 4 67 8 910 1. is really a fish that grows up to six feet long; it can be a shocking experience to meet it (2 words) 2. gallopsŽ through warm waters; when tired, it can use its tail to cling to seaweed (2 words) 3. has an arm, arm, arm, arm, arm, arm, arm, arm; can squirt black ink to trick an enemy 4. comes in many sizes; a giant one can have eyes up to 15 inches wide, the largest in the world; it has eight arms with suction cups and two tentacles for catching dinner 5. uses its double-edged swordŽ to slash through a school of fish for food or to fight 6. is a mammal; it is easy to spot when it blows off steamŽ 7. is loved by sailors for its friendliness and intelligence 8. swallows water to blow up into a large ball; its sharp spines discourage other fish from trying to eat it (2 words) 9. has no bones, looks like an umbrella; may have tentacles with poison in them to kill fish or harm enemies 10. usually has five arms; sometimes if one is lost, it can grow it back (2 words) StartFinish www.readingclubfun.com Print out our beach puzzle, Time to Enjoy the Seashore and our BIG set of summer word search puzzles. Dont forget the new reading log and certificate set: Help Stingray visit Sea Star, Seal and then the Banded Box Jelly. 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JUNE 16, 2012 THE STARPR 4 Helping Teens Financially Means More Than Handing Them Money-------------------5 Tips for Turning Adolescents into Fiscally Smart Adults by Mark Hansen As children blossom into young men and women, most insist on planning and running their own lives. Parents worry about all the basic essentials for their kids independent living, like housing, eating properly, staying warm, being careful at night and more. But most parents forget to teach their youngsters one of the most important lessons of all … financial responsibility. The resulting turmoil can spell disaster for a childs future. Consider this: The average young adult amasses $45,000 in debt by the time they turn 29, according to a recent PNC Bank report. This generation of 20-somethings was raised during an economically-thriving period,Ž says financial expert Mark Hansen, author of Success 101 for Teens (www.success101forteens.com). Undisciplined spending habits, student and car loans, and a tough job market have stymied their financial growth. Perhaps the worst culprit is financial ignorance, but we can count this as a lesson for future 20-somethings.Ž For young people, organizing finances can be intimidating to the point of prohibitive, he says. We need to have a curriculum in schools, from kindergarten through 12th grade, that ensures our kids graduate with financially literacy,Ž he says. From balancing a checkbook to understanding what it means to pay … and earn … interest, kids need basic money management skills to survive in the world, and most arent getting them.Ž Hansen says all teens should know and practice so they can control their financial destinies: € Saving for dreams … the three-envelope method: Use the first envelope for your day-to-day expenses: gas or lunch money. Pause before blowing this money at the movie theater or a fast-food restaurant! Envelope No. 2 is for short-term goals, which might be clothing or a new laptop. The third envelope is for long-term goals such as a car, college or a future millionaire clubŽ fund. € How to create a budget: A budget lets us know whats possible, and not possible, with money. There are six steps to creating a budget. 1. List all of your expenses. 2. List all income. 3. List monthly expenses. 4. Add up these lists separately. 5. Tweak your budget so you can meet your expenses with money left over for savings. 6. Review your budget every week. € How to set and follow through on goals: First, figure out what your current finances are, then determine what they will be in the future -one year out, then two years out, then four years later, etc. How will you get to your oneor two-year goal? You need a plan, and most of the time that means either earning more money, spending less, or a combination of the two. Finally, you have to stick to your plan in order for it to work. € Understanding interest rates, such as credit cards: Interest is a fee paid for using someone elses money. Simple interest is straightforward: 5 percent accrued in your bank account with $100 yields $5 in interest at the end of the year. Compound interest, however, means ever-increasing amounts. This is crucial to understanding debt you may take on from lenders. Know what you are borrowing, and the terms thereof. Just as your money can work for you in a bank account, money borrowed can work against you if it is not paid back in a timely manner. € How to write checks and balance a checkbook: These days, its easier than ever to review accounts online, which automatically tracks exchanges. HOWEVER, banks do make mistakes, which is why its wise to track your accounts independently. Ask. Dont be embarrassed. Banks are putting a premium on service and want to establish a positive relationship with young customers. If you have a question, speak to someone at the bank. As you take control of your money, youll also take control of your life. THINGS TO DO FOR FATHERS DAY IN JACKSONVILLE Fathers Day at the Jacksonville Zoo On Sunday June 19th, 2011, the Zoo has a special Buy One … Get One FreeŽ, so for Dads who want to take a child to the Zoo, or vice versa … Fathers Day could be the day to visit the zoo. Please print out the coupon from their website. For the Ice Prince and Princess How about a spin on the ice, its the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat. Jacksonville Ice & Sportplex has a matinee session from 11:00 am … 1:00 pm on Sunday June 20, 2011. The cost is $9.00 which includes skate rental. Located off of I-95 at the Emerson (#347) exit! Sunday, June 20, 2011 Event Time: 11 am … 1 pm World Golf Hall of Fame on Fathers Day If youre Dad is a golf enthusiast, why not take a road trip to the World Golf of Village for Fathers Day. The World Golf Hall of Fame will offer complimentary admission to everyone who visits the museum on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 19, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To celebrate the final round of the U.S. Open, the museum will be featuring its U.S. Open memorabilia with self-guided tours and storytellers in the building. The first 500 fathers will receive a goodie bag and enjoy free admission at the Halls 18-hole, naturalgrass putting course and half price admission to the IMAX Theater. Contests will also be conducted throughout the day on the Hall of Fames Challenge Hole, indoor golf simulator and indoor putting green. The World Golf Hall of Fame offers free admission for everyone for its annual Community Day which takes place on June 20th. World Golf Hall of Fame at World Golf Village I-95, Exit 323, St. Augustine, Fla. For more information, call 904-940-4123 or visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org Cats in Jacksonville … June 17-19, 2011 The famous musical CATS is in Jacksonville in June. The performance takes place at the TimesUnion Center for the Performing Arts, Moran Theatre. Details and tickets information here.

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Two Men Break into Home as Gun Fight Breaks OutAt approximately 9:55P.M., police received a 911 call regarding shots being fired in a neighborhood. Police responded to the scene and found 38-year-old George Sherry responsive, but with deep lacerations to the skull and bleeding heavily from his torso. Sherry was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries. Homicide detectives interviewed two other victims and witnesses, who were inside the residence and learned that Sherry answered the front door after hearing a knock. Police say the suspect, Kuran Shakes, 30, and another unidentified black male entered the residence and a struggle ensued with the people inside. One of the victims said he heard a thump at the front door and went to investigate the noise. He saw an unidentified black male standing at his bedroom doorway and approached him. As began walking towards the unidentified black male, he heard bottles crashing in the entrance way to the residence. He then went to investigate the noise and observed Sherry on the ground with blood on his face. The victim was then struck on top of his head by the unidentified black male, which knocked him to the ground. The unidentified black male started yelling "get down" and began to kick him in the body in an attempt to move him into the center of the hallway. Subsequently, a third victim appeared from a back bedroom to see what was happening and saw a firearm close to his face and, heard one gun shot, with the bullet striking him on his right ear. The victim went to retrieve his own firearm from inside the apartment and shot multiple times in the direction of suspect Shakes. In the exchange of gunfire, a round from the victim's firearm struck Sherry in the chest. The two suspects then ran from the residence and fled the scene in a gold four door vehicles later identified to be driven by 25-year-old Nigel Lamier Shakes. Evidence at the incident scene yielded a trail of blood leading away from the residence where the victim was killed. Medical examiner's determined Sherry's cause of death as gunshot wound of torso. Hours later, the police were notified that Kuran Shakes walked into the emergency room at a hospital with gun shot wounds to both arms. Blood samples taken from the incident scene matched that of Kuran Shakes through DNA analysis. Detectives also learned that Nigel Shakes a cousin to Kuran Shakes made a statement to witnesses, "We may have killed someone." About two weeks later, detectives responded to a specific location where they observed a four door, gold in color, Toyota parked in front of the residence. Detectives made contact with Nigel Shakes and were informed the vehicle belonged to his mother. A search warrant was obtained for the above listed vehicle which yielded positive results for blood inside the vehicle. Nigel was arrested for murder in the second degree and accessory after the fact. Kuran is at large for second degree felony murder, first degree attempted murder, and armed burglary with a firearm. The investigation continues. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star JUNE 16, 2012THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Man Kills Couple A man was arrested for the murder of a couple. Police say Eddie Scott, 27, was armed with a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson, which was given to him from a roommate who was a victim in the murder case. He was said to have gone in and out of the house usually to use the bathroom and change clothes. The indictment does not give the details on the murder but police say they believe that Scott and both victims knew each other and it was probably an argument that initiated the attack. Both victims were found dead with gun shot wounds. Police were able to identify Scott after receiving tips and investigating cell phone records. Scott was found in a home trying to hide under a bed. The Smith &Wesson was also found. Scott was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder. Scott has a long history of arrests dating back since he was a juvenile. He has been arrested almost a dozen times as an adult and also served three years in prison according to records. He is being held without bail. Eddie Scott Nigel Shakes

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JUNE 16, 2012THE STARC&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Victims of Crime Who is a Victim? Whoever has been harmed or injured due to criminal activity. The harm inflicted may be physical, financial, mental, or religious/spiritual. Facilitators should not allow offenders to debate the legal definition of a victim or argue whether or not someone is a victim because the criminal charges were dropped. Victims, primary victims, immediate victims, or direct victims are those individuals who directly experience the crime or those whom the offender directly harms. Some victims choose to call themselves survivors. A ripple or domino effect refers to how the effects of a crime can travel throughout a community, affecting both those who are close to the victim and those who do not know the victim, but hear about the crime. The impact of crime may spread to„ € the victims immediate family (spouse, partner, parents, children) € the victims extended family (nieces, uncles) € the victims social circle (friends) € the victims coworkers € criminal justice personnel (prosecutors, judges, victim advocates) € first responders (law enforcement, medical personnel, clergy) € those assisting victims (insurance agents, funeral directors, counselors); and € community members in general. You have rights! Most states have amended their constitutions to guarantee certain fundamental rights for crime victims. Typically, these include the following: € The right to be notified of all court proceedings related to the offense. € The right to be reasonably protected from the accused offender. € The right to have input at sentencing (e.g., in the form of a victim impact statement). € The right to information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender. € The right to an order of restitution from the convicted offender. € The right to be notified of these rights. If you are a victim of a crime, these rights apply to you. You may obtain information about your rights through a local victim/witness assistance program (usually located in the prosecutors office), the state Attorney Generals Office, or the U.S. Attorneys Office. Your Safety Man Sets Woman on Fire at Gas Station A man was arrested after pouring gasoline on his sons mother and setting her on fire. The woman said that she drove to a gas station in Mercedes to meet 52year-old Roosevelt Mondesir, who she had a child with. The meeting was set up so she could get her son for some time-sharing exchange.Ž She told police that she and Mondesir both shared custody of their 4-year-old son. According to reports, when Mondesir showed up, she did not see her son in his car. Police say he got out of the car with a knife and a gas can. He then began dousing her in gasoline with the gas can. The surveillance footage showed Mondesir chasing the woman into a 7-Eleven. She was trying to close the door as Mondesir was trying to keep it open. He eventually pulled her back outside. In a matter of seconds, the woman was engulfed in flames. She started running around screaming in pain as she took her shirt off. The staff in the 7-Eleven called the police. The woman also managed to call the police telling them that Mondesir had a knife and set her on fire. When police came, they found her still on fire. Mondesir fled on foot after the attack, but police found him hiding in the bushes near the 7-Eleven three hours later with the help of a dog and a helicopter. The woman was taken to the hospital where she was treated for burns. Mondesir was also taken to the hospital too as he had burns as well. According to reports, the woman had applied for a restraining order against Mondesir for protection against domestic violence on May 29. She said that Mondesir had cut up furniture and threw all her belongings out the house. She said that he also threatened to hurt her and kick her out of the house. She said that she was being threatened on a daily basis through text and voicemail. The judge denied her request saying there was insufficient evidence to back her claims. Mondesir was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder. He was denied bond. The judge also said that he did not qualify for a public defender as he made too much money. When Mondesir was asked if he could afford an attorney, he replied saying his ex-wife took everything form him. The son of the couple was found safe and asleep in Mondesirs home. Roosevelt Mondesir

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Wig Thief Bites Flesh Off of Store Owners Arm New Haven,CTStrangely, there has been a rise in violent attacks involving flesh being bitten off. This time it is 38-year-old Lowpel Davis. The shop owner said that Davis came into the store with a juvenile girl. He noticed that a wig was missing from one of the mannequins and when he checked the surveillance videos, he saw Davis steal it along with many other items in a bag. He then had the staff prevent Davis from leaving. Davis managed to escape the store with the girl. The store owner and his 70-year-old father then ran after her. She fought back and punched both men in the face. At one point, Davis bit off a chunk of flesh from the store owners bicep and spit it in his face. When police came and tried to arrest Davis, she became even more violent trying to resist arrest. When she was taken into a police car she began kicking the window uncontrollably. Davis was charged with sixthdegree larceny, breach of peace in the second degree, criminal mischief in the first degree, assault in the second degree and two counts of assault on police officers. Grandmother Gambles Grandsons $97,000 College Fund Away Lake County, INPolice say 73-year-old Edna Sue Pate had been wanted for stealing and gambling away $97,000 of her grandsons college trust fund. Pate was a trustee on the account, but did not have the right to use the funds. Records show that Pate had gone to the casinos frequently. 30 withdrawals were made from ATMs at two casinos. Pate was found at a home in Louisiana some time later, but had not been arrested as authorities declined extradition. The grandsons father said the authorities told him that they would only extradite from surrounding states, not including Louisiana, because of the expense involved. JUNE16, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Pulls Out Gun During Road-Rage Incident A man was arrested after pulling out a gun on another man after a road-rage incident turned violent. 26-year-old Bryan Douglass Strawn believed that he had been cut off while he was driving. Strawn then drove up and responded by cutting off the other person. The other man then crashed into the back of Strawns vehicle. The victim told police that Strawn purposely went in front of him and slammed the brakes. The victim said when he got out of his car to go to Strawn, Strawn got out of his car with a pistol asking him if he wanted to die, but Strawn told police that he was actually pulled out of his car by the other person. According to the report, Strawn threatened that he would shoot him and the victim responded by telling him to go ahead before pushing Strawn. Strawn then fled the scene. After questioning both men and witnesses, Strawn was arrested. Strawn was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and leaving the scene of an accident. Parents Arrested for 4-Year-Olds Shooting The parents of a 4-year-old girl were arrested after she accidentally fired a gun. Police say while Leshumbia Stokes, 37, and Marie Buskey, 22, were in different rooms in their home, the child found a 9mm handgun on a couch and accidentally shot herself in the chest. The parents immediately rushed the girl to the hospital. Stokes left the hospital at one point to go back to the home, so he could dispose the handgun. When asked, Stokes said he tried to get rid of the gun because he did not want to go to jail and said he would surrender the gun to them, but detectives were not able to recover the weapon yet. The girl had been in a coma after the shooting. The child is said to be unable to speak and is in stable condition. Stokes and Buskey were arrested and charged with child neglect. Stokes was also faced with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and evidence tampering. Two Teens Tortured and Accused of Being Gay Northwoods, MOTwo teenagers were accused of being gay and were tortured and humiliated. The boys were of ages 16 and 17 and were forced to wear womens underwear. They were also forced to undress, shower, and kiss each other, while the four attackers recorded videos and pictures of them on their cellphones, which were posted on Facebook. They were also beaten with fists and sticks, thrown down the stairs while duct-taped to chairs, and burned with cigarettes and a lighter. A woman called the police after her son came across the pictures online. Police were able to track down the victims and one of them said that he had told his mother he was in a fistfight, but later broke down and told them what really happened. He said they were released only after they cried, begged, and pleaded.Ž The four attackers were Nicholas A. Nettles, 20; Brandon D. Nettles, 22; Walter Worthan, 21; and a juvenile. Brandon Nettles told police it was only a prank based on a jokeŽ about the two teens being gay. The attackers lawyers argued that it was just a situation similar to hazing or bullying common with boys. The juvenile had not been charged while the other three were charged with two felony counts each of kidnapping, felonious restraint and sexual exploitation of a minor. They were also charged with two misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault. Police are also deciding whether or not to add charges of child pornography. Leshumbia Stokes Marie Buskey Nicholas Nettles Brandon Nettles Walter Worthan

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JUNE 16, 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: Maliyah Shantelle Bethea Age: 14 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 5/19/12 Name: Kenyania Latracey Dixon Age: 17 Weight: 260 lbs Last seen: 5/30/12 Name: Branden Hampton Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 5/22/12 Name: Ardiasha Quaantiinique Knox Age: 17 Weight: 185 lbs Last seen: 5/12/12 Name: Charmaine Stewart Age: 17 Weight: 200 lbs Last seen: 5/14/12MOSTWANTED Target Television ThiefPolice are trying to identify the individual in this video. At this time he is identified with 15 incidents starting December 23, 2011 where he goes into Target stores and walks out with a big screen television. He is driving a white van in the video. The suspect is known to wear a red polo shirt and khaki pants to blend in with store personnel. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspect or vehicle 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:Brian Ranniah EppsOffense:Carrying Concealed Firearm Name:Alande ExavierOffense:Lewd Lascivious Victim 1215 Years Old Name: James Lee FairleyOffense: Felony Battery Name: Fritznel Etienne Offense:Fraud Use of Personal ID



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Deborah Thompson is well loved and highly respected in the Jacksonville community. She is noted for her dedicated service to others through sharing her knowledge and skills. Now, the State of Florida is recognizing her for her giving spirit. The Florida Community Reinvestment Coalition honored the owner of Deborah K. Thompson, Consultants, with the 2012 African American Builder of Community and Country Investment Award for Florida. The award was presented at the Florida Community Economic Development Summit Lets Do Business Florida event in Clearwater Beach. Thompson has worked with and supported low-to-moderate income neighborhoods throughout Florida for more than 25 years. By Janet Peters McCain This is the how much do you know about your emancipation? YEP! Your Emancipation!!! 1.What is the name of the recognized holiday in June? Hints also recognized as: a.Freedom Day b.Emancipation Day 2.Why is the day important? 3.This holiday is often recognized as a state holiday or state holiday observance in 41 states of the United States. Can you name the 41 States? I WILL GIVE YOU 3 ANSWERSGeorgia, Florida (Both Georgia and Florida Star readership areas) and Washington, DC 4.What State Observed the Holiday first? 5.What activities are available in the states who observe the Holiday? Background: Even though Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863 many people did not understand the importance of how this affected slaves. Lincolns (I will call him since it is now acceptable that we call our current President of the United States Obama, instead of the his respected title President Obama so we now have Lincoln) Emancipation Proclamation was the act that changed how business was done in America in 1863, 1864 or 1865 depending on when you got the information of the slave emancipation. This is how Wikipedia describes the chain of events: (Taken from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth) June 18 is the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its slaves. On June 19, 1865, legend has it while standing on the balcony of Galvestons Ashton Villa, Granger read the contents of General Order No. 3: The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere. That day has since become known as Juneteenth, a name coming from a portmanteau of the words June and tenth like nineteenth and other numbers ending with teenth. Aaron was a 24-year-old student at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a football player. He had never been in trouble, he was not the buyer, he was not the seller or the supplier of the drugs. He was just there and witnessed the transaction. Of all of those involved and convicted of the drug deal, Aaron received the toughest sentence 3 Life Terms in prison. Many efforts have been started to get Aaron released but to no avail. President George W. Bush, in his final year, was never provided the full extent of the case and the fact the prosecutors office and the sentencing judge supported an immediate commutation for Aaron and is part of a long list of rejected applicants by the Justice Department. Aaron has been a modeled prisoner and has been since his imprisonment in 1992. 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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Cant Get to the Store? Have Vjg"Uvct Delivered! Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 Man at 24 Gets 3 Life Terms for Witnessing a Drug Deal Ugg"Rtgr"Tcr Celebration Week Ugg"Rcig"C/8 Hcvjgtu"Fc{ Lwpgvggpvj This Ohio father is continuing to celebrate Fathers Day, two years after his wife delivered six, as shown above. But have you wondered about the origin of Fathers Day? On July 19, 1910 the governor of the state of Washington proclaimed the nations first Fathers Day. It was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mothers Day official. Mothers Day started to celebrate peace-and-reconciliation campaigns of the postCivil War era urged by activist Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia and brought together the mothers of Confederate and Union soldiers. A year later, Sonora Smart Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower, tried to establish an official equivalent to Mothers Day but did not have the same enthusiasm. That did not stop the effort and on July 19, 1910 the state of Washington celebrated the nations first statewide Fathers Day. In 1972 President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Fathers Day a federal holiday. It is estimated that Americans spend more than $1 billion each year for Fathers Day gifts. CelebrationContinued A-3 Fgdqtcj"Vjqoruqp"Jqpqtgf"hqt"jgt"ocp{ {gctu"qh"ugtxkeg"vq"Lcemuqpxknng" Lqjpp{"Tqdkpuqp."Lt0""qh"Ocf"Fcfu"ocfg"vjg uvtqpiguv"Xqy M.A.D.D.A.D.S member Johnny Robinson Jr. made a covenant with Shauntel Marie Bennett to love, cover, cherish, protect and serve til death do they part. A prayer was offered by their Pastor Jewell Baker. In attendance was the parents of the bride, Mr. & Mrs. Roosevelt Bennett and Groom Mr. and Mrs. Robinson Jr., family and friends.photos by Paul and Teri Stewart PS Capture Tkv|"Ejcodgt"Rnc{gtu"Eqpenwfg"Ugcuqp Cpftgc"Qtvk|"cpf"Vgttcpeg"Rcvvgtuqp It was the finale concert Wednesday at Jacoby Symphony Hall for the 2011-2012 season and the concert was dedicated to fathers. The theater was full and those in attendance had no regrets. Terrance Patterson, founder and director, was over whelmed with joy and Andrea, working with The Florida Star for the summer, said it was one of the best concerts she has ever attended. Get next season tickets now.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL AMERSON, Worthen Tommy, Jr., 51, died June 6, 2012. BARNES Tavaris RaShuwn, Jr., died June 11, 2012. BARRON, Eddie B., 65, died June 7, 2012. BEYNON, Joyce Ann, 80, died June 5, 2012. BILES, Bill, 82, died June 10, 2012. BODEN, Ivan C., 89, died June 5, 2012. BROWN, Abram, Sr., died June 7, 2012. BROWN, Christeen P., died June 6, 2012. BROWN, Ruby, 79, died June 7, 2012. BULLIS, Regina L., 71, died June 10, 2012. CAMPOS, Mary, 59, died June 7, 2012. CLARK, Betty Jo Rogers, 76, died June 5, 2012. CLARK, Donald Roy, 60, died June 6, 2012. CLEMONS, Myrtice Norsworthy, 91, died June 5, 2012. COBB, Matthew, 47, died June 8, 2012. COFFIE, Leroy, 76, died June 8, 2012. COHEN, Evelyn Randolph, 74, died June 5, 2012. CORBETT, Melvin, 73, died June 6, 2012. COX, Lillie Mae, died June 5, 2012. DAISE, Gladys, died June 5, 2012. DeGOLYER, Lonnie Woodrow, 96, died June 5, 2012. DELESLEY, Rayfield, 70, died June 8, 2012. DUMAS, Andrienna E., 84, died June 5, 2012. ELDER, James, III, 56, died June 11, 2012. FLORENCE, Larcile, died June 8, 2012. FORSYTH, Otis Charles, 83, died June 10, 2012. FRAZIER, Eugene Sonny, Sr., died June 8, 2012. FROMM, Kenneth Otto, 61, died June 7, 2012. GABAYA, Ryan Gabriel, 30, died June 5, 2012. GASKINS, Randall A., 75, died June 5, 2012. GREEN, Billy Bernard, died June 10, 2012. HAUGHT, Sandra, died June 6, 2012. HICKS, Kelly David, Jr., 53, died June 12, 2012. HUTSON, Charles Ronald, 63, died June 8, 2012. JENKINS, Jerry, 70, died June 5, 2012. JENKINS, Sally, died June 8, 2012. KENT, Evelyn Blanche, 84, died June 6, 2012. KISSINGER Mae F., 86, died June 7, 2012. LEAKS, David, died June 11, 2012. LEIBACH, John E., Sr., 75, died June 8, 2012. LORD, Aprill Jeanne, 49, died June 10, 2012. MITCHELL, Thomas John West, 46, died June 7, 2012. MOSCOSO, Albert, 61, died June 6, 2012. PENNINGTON, Eleanor, 87, died June 4, 2012. POLK Ronald P., died June 5, 2012. POTTS, Sara Smith, died June 9, 2012. POWELL, Campbell, Jr, 93, died June 7, 2012. RAINEY, Gordon Mumford, Jr., 83, died June 6, 2012. RATHBUN, Virginia Lee, died June 7, 2012. RIDGEWAY, Roland, 63, died June 8, 2012. RIPKA, James Jim, 67, died June 8, 2012. RIZZELLO, Michael Joseph, 79, died June 8, 2012. ROBINSON, Lester Benford, diedJune 10, 2012. ROBINSON, Susie Mann, diedJune 6, 2012. ROWLAND Gary Jr., diedJune 7, 2012. SCUDDER Holly, died June 9, 2012. SHEPPARD, Alice, died June 12, 2012. SIMPSON, Tony Lee, 58, died June 6, 2012. THOMAS, Gene Monroe, 71, diedJune 10, 2012. THOMAS, Lula M., 88, died June 9, 2012. THORNTON, Annie LueVinda, 60, died June 7, 2012. TODD, Evelyn Seay, 74, died TRACY, Verna A. Brown, died June 7, 2012. TURNTIME, John H., died June 7, 2012. UNDERHILL Marion Rafuse Garland, 83, died June 5, 2012. URIG, Leroy Y., 78, died June 7, 2012. WALDRON, Edward Patrick, 75, died June 11, 2012. WEBER, Ronald, 69, died June 10, 2012. WILKINSON, Vera Lee, 96, died June 7, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS CHAMBERS, John David, Sr., died June 9, 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 16, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. Wednesdays @ 2:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. GREATER MISSIONARY TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 5730 Sawyer Ave., Jacksonville, is having REVIVAL NIGHT COME ONE!!! COME ALL!!! June 27 29, 2012. Guest Speakers: Wednesday, June 27th, Rev. Philip Mercer; Thursday, June 28th, Pastor Wallace Wyatt; Friday, June 29th, Sister Sandra Waldrop. Women Shoe Sizing Night (Fund Raising for the Church). Theme: But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 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 HAVEN HOSPICE is hosting a grief and loss support group every Tuesday from June 26 to July 31. The group will meet at St. Vincent's Orange Park Medical Center from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. For more information, please call 904-279-1677. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH Father's Day Celebration, 2730 West Edgewood Ave in Jacksonville with Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor. The Church Motto: "Justified for Sanctification that Matters June 17, Sunday School at 9:30 am; Worship with Holy Communion at 11:00 am; Midweek Bible Study: Wednesday Nights at 7:00 pm; Men's Bible Study: Monday Nights during the month of June at 6:00 pm; Vacation Bible School: week nights beginning June 25th thru June 29th 6:00 pm-8:30 pm; July 1st, Family and Friends Day at 11;00 am Worship Service. Call the church for more information at (904) 765-4219 or www.stpauljacksonville.org Jacksonville First Lady Productions invites you to the hottest party in town! That's right it's the CD Release Concert for Dr. Vera Goodman & Anointed Praise Their last CD debuted at #18 on the charts and now it's time to release their latest chart busting hit. This event will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Temple of One Accord Ministries International, Inc., 2971 Waller Street, Jacksonville, Florida (at the intersection of I-10 & McDuff Ave, Exit 360). Also featured in concert with Dr. Vera Goodman & Anointed Praise is Jimmy Hill & AVOP. this event is absolutely FREE! Contact First Lady Productions at 904.425.0806 for more info. In Loving Memory ofLarry M. Griffin Sr.Sun Rose 11/30/1946 Sun Went Down 6/1/2012 The dash included marrying Mary Griffin, graduating from Northwestern class of 1964, member of Redeeming Faith Missionary Baptist Church, active community leader, father and grandfather.

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JUNE 16, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 Tguqwteg"Eqpvtqn"Egpvtcn"hqt"Chtkecp"Cogtkecp" Ogp"cpf"Yqogp0 The site for real empowerment and wealth building. Join the 2012 erase the hate movement and help us create a real community based on resources.www.nationofbrothers.com www.nationofsisterz.com Egngdtcvkqp"Continued from A-1 Pqy"hqt"{qwt"cpuygtu<1.Juneteenth 2.This day is important: See the paragraphs taken from Wikipedia above 3.The 41 states are: As of June 2011, 41 states[2] and the District of Columbia have recognized Juneteenth as either a state holiday or state holiday observance; these are Alabama, Alaska,[5] Arizona, Arkansas, California,[5] Colorado, Connecticut,[5] Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,[3] Kentucky,[6][7] Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan,[8] Minnesota,[9] Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey,[5] New Mexico, New York,[5] North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,[2] Vermont,[2] Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 4.What state was the first to observe this holiday? The state of Texas is widely considered the first U.S. state to begin Juneteenth celebrations with informal observances taking place for over a century; it has been an official state holiday since 1890. It is considered a "partial staffing holiday", meaning that state offices do not close, but some employees will be using a floating holiday to take the day off. Schools are not closed, but most public schools in Texas are already into summer vacation by June 19th. Its observance has spread to many other states, with a few celebrations even taking place in other countries. 5.I cant speak for the other State; but if you want to know about Florida and Georgia; check out your Florida and Georgia Star. We know whats going on around town.

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR JUNE 16, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. HAPPY FATHERS DAY!Real Fathers, Real Men. Although I knew my father, James Fred Bradley, all of my life, I did not grow up with him as a member of our household. When I returned to Jacksonville after living in Washington, D. C. for ten years, he had become, once again, a part of my mothers life, which gave us the opportunity to bond more closely. My dad was funny and smart. He was a handsome man, so I understood why my mother carried a torch for him, I think, until the day she died. He did not drink or smoke, but would buy bourbon and wine for the house and cigarettes for me (before I quit the habit). He was frugal, to a fault. I smoked Benson & Hedges Menthol Lights. He would buy cartons for me all the time. He would also buy cartons and cartons of Virginia Slims because they were on sale and had the annual Virginia Slims calendar attached! Once he knew that Aunt Frances liked the popular fragrance of the day, Charlie, he would buy it on sale at the Navy Exchange, stockpile it, and present her with a bottle and powder set every Christmas (I honestly think the couple of bottles that I threw away when I moved into her home were probably holdovers from those days). Daddy was a little disappointed in having spent 26 years in the Navy and not retiring with a higher rank. But, the Navy of his day did not appreciate his brilliant math skills or his command of the English language. He passed the tests for promotions, but was always told that the positions were no longer available. He was self-deprecating about not using the GI Bill to go to college to pursue a career as a Math teacher. While he made an imposing presence he was a big man, tall he was soft-spoken, and not much for quarreling. Rather than argue, he would stubbornly go about doing or not doing whatever his mind told him was correct or incorrect. He didnt think I needed a car in D. C., so rather than argue about it, he just didnt buy one for me! Daddy made his transition quietly in 2007 at the age of 94 (ironically, another father figure, of sorts, who lives in McAlpin, Florida called for my assistance that day because he felt seriously ill. I told him I had to see Daddy first and would make the trip after. Unbeknownst to me, Daddy was passing at that moment. Chief Obalumi recovered from his spell shortly after). I am grateful for the time Daddy and I had together. In his waning years, I had the privilege of taking care of him. We talked about the Navy, played cards, solved crossword puzzles, watched golf on television (he loved the sport), read The Florida Star, and the Times-Unions obituaries (he read them every day). I bathed him, prepared his meals, took him to his doctor appointments and sat with him during hospital stays. He had the chance to see me graduate from Edward Waters College and to tell me he loved me and was proud that I was his daughter. I salute my father and all real fathers, real men. HAPPY FATHERS DAY! Next week: Tributes to other fathers who I think are pretty special.JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND STUDENTS FROM MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS AGO HONOR THEIR FIRST LADY OF MUSICStory and Photos courtesy of Dr. Norma S. White Dr. Norma Ruth Solomon White was guest of honor at a banquet and program attended by more than 100 former students who she taught at Isaiah Blocker and Darnell-Cookman Junior High Schools. She was still unaware of what the evening had in store as she arrived at the Haskell Building in a white stretch limousine with son, Marcel White and 98-year-old mother, Mrs. Ruth C. Solomon who taught many of her daughters students at Stanton High School. Program presenters, all former band members, included: Juliann McIntosh Blackmon (flute) and Ronald Belton (clarinet) Mistress and Master of Ceremonies; Michael Stewart (trombone), who extended greetings and escorted Dr. White from the limousine to her place of honor; Councilwoman Denise Lee (oboe), gave the occasion; Rev. Frederick Pinkney (saxophone) gave the opening prayer; Linda Witsell (flute) enthralled the audience with her rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings; Joseph H. Morrison (trumpet), professional musician and veteran of Broadway, flew from New York to honor his former band director with Duke Ellingtons Satin Doll; and Rev. Joseph McRoy (trumpet and cornet), who blessed the food. In a special video tribute, the honoree remembered the late Kernaa D. McFarlin, her former band director and mentor. McFarlins daughter, Adrianne McFarlin King reciprocated with remarks delivered in a style reminiscent of her father. The program, entitled Symphony in W, continued as a metaphoric symphony with each section approached as a composed progression or movement. The M.C.s became Maestros, as they introduced the movements of Dr. Whites life, from the Prelude, her family and dreams, to the Grand Finale, her legacy of exceptional firsts: the first female member of the famed FAMU Marching 100 Band; the first female to direct the FAMU Marching 100; the first female Band Director in Duval County; the first International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated from Jacksonville, Florida; and the first Legacy International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Dr. White managed to hold back the tears that had flowed throughout the emotion-filled evening as she expressed gratitude to the planners and attendees for what she described to me as a truly great surprise, an evening Ill never forget. She was the recipient of a resolution from the Jacksonville City Council and commendations from Mayor Alvin Brown, presented by Councilwoman Lee and Ronald Belton, the Citys CFO, respectively, and a blue, marble-handled baton from the events committee. The tribute was held in a room beautifully decorated by Sharon McQueen Johnson (flute) with the lights of downtown Jacksonville dancing on the face of the majestic St. Johns River as a backdrop. There was music, spun by Mr. Jazzco himself, D.J. Charles Scantling (sousaphone), dancing Dr. White was called to lead the Precision Drill which was The Electric Slide and a fabulously catered dinner. The night ended with remarks and benediction by Bishop Girardeau Nesbitt (sousaphone). Norma, our families have known each other for many, many years. I salute you on behalf of myself, my mother, the late Thomasina Calhoun, my aunts, Edna Calhoun and Frances Murray, both Ivies Beyond the Wall, and my uncle, the late Paris Calhoun. You are so deserving of this honor. Frances Calhoun Bradley, TALK OF THE TOWN! Daddy and I after my graduation ceremony at EWC A family portrait. Left to right: My brother, Jimmy Bradley, me, Mama (Thomasina Calhoun), and Daddy (James Bradley).Dr. White with Ronald Belton (clarinet), City of Jacksonville CFO Dr. Norma S. White surrounded by her woodwind section Dr. Norma S. White surrounded by her woodwind section Dr. White, arriving by limousine, is escorted by Michael Stewart (trombone), Director of External Affairs, Jacksonville Aviation Authority Councilwoman Denise Lee presents a Proclamation from the Jacksonville City Council to Dr. White Band parent with Dr. White

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JUNE 16, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-5 PicturedChef Tonys Lamb Chops with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans 2012 Publix Asset Management Company Chef Tony MorrowCelebrity Chef, Restaurateur | Atlanta, GAThese lamb chops have won awards. But more importantly, its my sons and my favorite meal. Thats why Im sharing this and other recipes, so you can show Dad hes your favorite too. Publix has the whole meal planned for you on their site. We have such busy households these days, but Publix makes it easier to get together and reconnect as a family with great food on the table.

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PAGE THESTAR JUNE 16, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT Last weekend world leaders, dignitaries and celebrities from around the world gathered in the vibrant Arts District near downtown Dallas Friday to attend an historic event honoring global humanitarian and faith-based entertainment mogul Bishop T.D. Jakes 35 years of spiritual leadership and service. Aptly titled A Triumphant Journey, the three-hour, black-tie celebration was hosted by director/writer/producer Tyler Perry and CNN anchor Soledad OBrien at the state-of-the-art AT&T Winspear Opera House. The awe-inspiring evening was a surprise for Bishop Jakes and featured an unexpected appearance by entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey who congratulated him for being a man of conviction and beacon of light. Jakes wife Serita Jakes and daughter Sarah Henson orchestrated the event to keep it secret from Jakes, senior pastor of the 30,000 member Dallas-based church The Potters House. He was being celebrated 35 years of dedicated service. Jakes accomplishments in ministry and entertainment, as well as his dedication to humanity and family, were applauded in front of a packed audience of family, friends, parishioners, dignitaries, celebrities and fans. Jakes who was visibly moved expressed his shock at the crowd of well-wishers, some of whom traveled far and wide to participate in the celebration and took the stage to receive a resounding standing ovation.I have been blown away, said Jakes. I love God and Ive always loved people. Your presence here tonight says you love me back. Its hard to overwhelm me, but youve done it this time! The night included a kaleidoscope of musical performances ranging from gospel and jazz to R&B, featuring Jordin Sparks, Ledisi, BeBe Winans, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton and Karen Clark Sheard. Gospel duo Mary Mary brought the crowd to its feet with their stirring rendition of Yesterday, and pianist Keiko Matsui flew in from Japan to perform with KEM, Kelly Price and Kirk Whalum. R&B diva Chaka Khan serenaded Bishop Jakes with a medley of her greatest hits. In addition, film stars Loretta Devine, Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Kimberly Elise, Meagan Good and Charles S. Dutton, as well as Christian leaders Dr. Bernice King, Pastor Paula White, Pastor Bill Hybels and Pastor Sam Rodriguez paid homage to Bishop Jakes for inspiring so many. Other notable guests on hand to celebrate Bishop Jakes 35th anniversary include Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Gayle King, Glynn Turman, producer Debra Martin Chase, Sony executive DeVon Franklin, and Emmitt and Pat Smith. The Dallas Black Dance Theater praised Bishop Jakes milestone anniversary with a stirring performance, and luminaries such as Dr. Phil McGraw, the Mandela family, philanthropist and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, cast members of the upcoming film Sparkle, and others delivered moving video presentations. My husband has committed his life to empowering others that they might have joy, love and hope in their lives. The event was an opportunity to salute him for the millions of lives hes touched, the hearts hes changed and the lives hes saved through his stirring messages, said Serita Jakes. It was a blessing to honor him for 35 years of unwavering service. Bishop T.D. JakesHonored In Dallas For 35 Years of Ministry!By Rych McCain, Feedbackrych@sbcglboal.net and Facebook TD Jakes & Wife Serita Photo by Vernon Bryant for TDJ Ents The Front Page Firm Gayle King Oprah Winfrey Photo by Cooper Neill for TDJ Ents Front Page Firm Bebe Winans & Chaka Khan Photo by Cooper Neill for TDJ Ents Front Page Firm CNN's Soledad O'Brien & Tyler Perry Hosts Photo by Vernon Bryant for TDJ Entd Front Page Firm Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!Music : Smooth vocalist Bobby V will release his 5 th album this fall Dusk Till Dawn ft. Lil Wayne, Kirko Bangz and K Michelle on his Blu Kolla Dreams label which recently secured an arrangement with eOne Music which is also home to Keith Sweat, SWV, Dwele, Vivian Green, Ashanti, Anthony David, Bilal, Eric Roberson and others. Resources : For those seeking information and resources to break into Hollywood with limited or no funds, Executive Producer Tour Roberts is helping make that path a little easier through the launch of the Artist Resource Center (ARC). Located at 11039 McCormick Street, in North Hollywood, CA. No one should have to miss out on achieving their goals simply because they didnt have the support system to fulfill their destiny, said Roberts. The Artist Resource Center will give aspiring entertainers the resources they need to hone their craft through work space, workshops and seminars at little or no cost. The state-of-the-art Artist Resource Center includes a 6-station computer lab where guests may sign-in to use the latest software for film editing, music production, web building, script writing and graphic design. Visitors may also utilize a creative suite, film finishing lab, conference room, and a main area equipped to host special events, training workshops, and artistic development modules. The ARC will be available for rent at reduced rates in order to allow artists to complete their projects and host ARC is to help artists discover their purpose in life, develop their talents, and in turn, bless the world with the realized creations. The ARC is open Monday Friday from 11 am to 7:00 pm. For information on future events or to reserve space at the ARC for meetings, productions or events, please visit www.TheARCNoHo.com TV : Known for her role on the Speed Networks Car Warriors, Nicole Lyons, one of the sexiest women in all pro sports, is now ranked in the top ten at #10 in the Top Sportsman Division 2 Series of the NHRA. Lyons is not only the first African American female drag racer; she is also the first and only female racer in the NHRA period! The flip gets switched on the search for love this summer, thanks to the provocative and unpredictable new dating show TAKE ME OUT. Based on the hugely successful international format, TAKE ME OUT is a fast-paced, dynamic and hilarious series in which first impressions really do count, and where one lucky woman has the chance to win the ultimate dream date with a potential new flame. Comedian and TV superstar George Lopez is the host of the new Fox-TV series which airs Thursdays, 8 9 PM ET/PT. Movies : Bully. The Weinstein Company. Featuring real life young people and their parents; JaMeya Jackson, Kelby,Londa and Bob Johnson.Alex, Jackie, Philip, Maya, Jada, Ethan and Logan Libby.Kim Lockwood, David, Tina, Teryn and Troy Long, Devon Matthews, Barbara primer, Kirk and Laura Smalley, Trey Wallace. Produced and Directed by Lee Hirsch. Written by Cynthia Lowen and Lee Hirsch. If you have ever been a victim of a school bully, this film will boil your blood. The Motion Picture Association of America has fought with the films producers and company about rating the movie R because of the cruelty and violence that some young people perpetrate on their less protected classmates but the producers argue that students of all ages must see this film and learn from it. Bully clearly showcases the loop holes in school security that put thousands of students at risk and in some extreme cases life threatening situations where school administrators turn a blind eye or there are no specific guidelines or set policies to deal with serious offenders. This documentary pulls no punches and is a must see for youth and parent discussion groups when it comes out on DVD. Snow White and The Huntsman. Universal Pictures. Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Helmsworth, Charlize Theron and Sam Clafflin. Directed by Rupert Sanders. Screenplay by Evan Daugherty and John LeeHancock. Produced by Joe Roth, Palak Patel and Samuel L. Mercer. The original Snow White was romantic but this version has a harsher bite to it. The action is alright and the fighting shows how the different European Kingdoms couldnt get along to save face. Those who love knights on armored horses, haunted forests and freaky dwarfs will get off on this one. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal Facebook and checkout my blog www.rychmccainhollyhoodnotes.blogspot.com Study, Observe and Win! Rych

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ANTIGUA:Law enforcement authorities are on Tuesday continuing their investigation into the June 10, 2012 fire at the LIAT Hangar in Antigua. The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained and while initial data shows significant damage, a thorough assessment is continuing to determine the full extent of the losses. Meanwhile, as the investigation continues, international and local loss adjusters have visited the site. The companys local and regional loss adjusters planned to conduct their assessment on Monday. Despite the fire, LIAT has maintained normal operations throughout its network. Officials took time to thank the scores of customers, well-wishers and the public in general who have called or sent messages of support as they dealt with this event. By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BAHAMAS:Tragedy struck a group of migrants making their way to South Florida last Sunday, when Glory Time, the 25 foot wooden vessel they were in capzised in waters of the northern Bahamas. Among the dead were five women. Also dead were five boys ages eight to ten and a girl believed to be about nine years old. The Bahamas Air and Sea Rescue Assciaton worked in conjunction with the US Coast Guard and locals as the mission went from rescue to recovery. Seven survivors were pulled from the waters while ten more people who were reportedly onboard are still unaccounted for. Investigations are continuing into the matter which is believed to be a part of a Haitian smuggling ring and the childrens school held a memorial for them. Bahamian politician Dr. Bernard Nottage revealed in the House of Assembly that the migrants paid $5,000 each to make the ill-fated journey. He added that a survivor reported that the waters were too rough and even though he tried to help others, he had to fight to save his own life. I trust that this unfortuneate incident will further buttress the resolve of all right thinking persons to bring to an end the smuggling of persons to and through our waters. JUNE 14, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Salutes Islanders During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month Six Children Among Eleven Drowned After Haitian Smuggling Boat Capsizes In Bahamian Waters WASHINGTON: Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) is waving her heritage flag high as it is National Caribbean-American Herit age Month. The grand-daughter of Bahamian immigrants expressed pride in being Caribbean-American. Like many Americans of Caribbean descent, my parents and grandparents came here with nothing, but through hard work and educat ion, they achieved the American Dream, she said. Caribbean-Americans have made numerous invaluable contributions to our nation through areas such as the arts, politics, armed forces and science. She added: It is because of this shared heritage that I join my fellow Caribbean-Americans in honoring our ancestors' homelands and sacrifices, and for future generations to have a chance at the American Dream. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school. LIAT Reporting Significant Damage After Plane, Hanger And Offices Destroyed In Antigua Fire Turks And Caicos TVShow Turquoise Morning Wins Three Telly Awards TURKS ANDCAICOS:The Telly Awards named Turquoise Morning as a double Silver winner, and a Bronze winner in the 33rd Telly Awa rds for its shows on the Battle of the Bands, the World Travel Awards and the Haiti Reconstruction Forum. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 United States and numerous countries, this is truly an honour. The local and internet television show was honoured with three awards; two in the Peoples Telly category, the third selected by the Telly Awards Judges Panel as outstanding content on two major conferences, including the OECD Global Forum held in Bermuda last year. The Haiti Reconstruction Forum show got the nod in the News or News Segment category. The episode opened the door to a discussion which will prove a game changer for regional relations and can contribute to the redevelopment of earthquake, hurricane and disease stricken Haiti. During the sessions, it was described how companies can access the two billion dollars in grant money coming from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Host of Turquoise Morning, Deandrea Hamilton, conducted heartfelt interviews with IDB executives including: Gustavo Arnavat, Ex ecutive Chairman and Eriq Pierre, Senior Counsellor in Haiti. The Star was the only USMedia to interview Mrs. Hamilton on her nomination. We gained and were able to share the tremendous insight and opportunities available in Haiti with our countrymen, the rest of the region including the Americas. It is rare to see Haiti as the land of progress and an investment haven, but the experts and discussions we featured during the show have the power to open the door to a flood of interest for the island nation. Turks and Caicos business man, Harold Charles sponsored Magnetic Medias coverage of the Reconstruction Forum held at the Doubl e Tree Hotel, in Miami, Florida. It was jointly hosted by the City of Miami Dade County and featured Mayor, Carlos Gimenez. The other shows were given to the people where voting support was solicited by driving friends and fans of Turquoise Morning to the Telly Awards channel on YouTube. Magnetic Media garnered support through e-blasts, texting, social media and news reports. The Battle of the Bands show led in thumbs up; it chronicled the preparations and performance of the Bahamas All Stars as the first international marching band to perform at the Florida Classics, held in Orlando, Florida in November 2011. The community based band applied to be among the ten schools showcased, and won the chance, bringing a riveting Caribbean-styled performance that proved a show stopper. It was just a month before that we travelled to Montego Bay, Jamaica for the Caribbean leg of the World Travel Awards. It was no surprise to us that our fans loved both the Battle of the Bands and the World Travel Awards glitz and glamour enough to earn them each a Silver Telly Award. The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the contest., upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work and entries do not compete against each other, rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video, said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. Magnetic Medias accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production. Trinidadian Mayors Daughter Found Dead, Burnt Beyond Recognition In Jamaican Cane Field By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor JAMAICA:The search for Michelle Coudray (pictured bottom) came to a devastating end last week just hours after her mother Mayor Marlene Coudray issued an appeal for her safe return from Trinidad. The 39 year-old teacher and mother of three young children went missing on June 2. Her body was identified by dental records and a bracelet she wore after it was discovered in a Montego Bay canefield. The distraught San Fernando mayor travelled to Jamaica to formally identify her daughter and bring her remains to Trinidad for burial. If someone has her, please release my daughter. She has three young children who are missing her,the mayor had pleaded hours before the grusome discovery. Jamaican police have confirmed that a person of interest is held in connection with the crime. Investigations continue. Usain Bolt Calls It Quits With White Girlfriend To Appease Jamaican Fans By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor JAMAICA:All may be fair in love and war but it certainly doesnt seem so when it comes to love and track. Caribbean king of the sporting world and Jamaican symbol of national pride, Usain Bolt has ended his relationship with his white European girlfriend after a public kiss that did more damage through the islands than a hurricane. Bolts Slovakian girlfriend of six months received a rather cold reception by locals who were offended that he chose to date a white foreign woman instead of someone from his own island or a black woman at least. Local newspaper The Jamaican Star received reader responses after they published the story with comments such as Out of all the girls on this island you pick a snowbunnyand These superstars will always disappoint if we depend on them to raise our racial identity. Others on Facebook have cried shame on Bolt for allowing others to persuade him out of what could have been true love. Be an example, said one poster. Love supposed to be color blind, man.

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JUNE 16, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B Dream Makers: Jacksonville Center of the Arts & Northside Center for the Performing Arts By Marsha Dean Phelts 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 whose dream of becoming a dancer and a singer in real life began before she finished grade school at St. Pius Catholic School. By the time she was six-years-old little Kezia knew that she wanted a career in the performing arts. While enjoying a Caribbean cruise with her parents, Kate and Thomas Hendrix, and family members, ten-year-old Kezia surprised everyone by winning a singing contest. From that moment on Kezia has been traveling, dancing, singing, modeling and performing on runways that attract audiences from all over the globe. As a graduate with a double major in dance and voice from Douglass Anderson School of the Performing Arts and Jacksonville University, Miss Kezia gives back to the community for other dreamers by working hand and hand with the local magnet schools to produce the best well-rounded talent that Jacksonville has to offer. In her days as a student of the arts Kezia knew first hand of this city's need for a full fine and performing arts center. In 1997, Miss Kezia realized another dream by opening a dance studio in the former FAMCO child care center on Lem Turner. In time the studio later relocated to a building at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church on Pearl Street and as the center grew, they brought in talented instructors, offering programs in numerous forms of dance, ranging from ballet to hip-hop, West African to Modern Jazz and more. The need for a total building dedicated to a variety of art disciplines also grew. In 2010 a dream studio for the Jacksonville Center of the Arts & Northside Center for the Performing Arts was realized. Kezia Rolle, Executive Director and founder of the Center was blessed with a lot of help and support to move the program into their own facility at 3674 Beach Boulevard, 32207. Miss Kezia says that having a talent developing agency such as this will definitely place Jacksonville on the map for quality training that is result driven. The Center offers classes in Fine Arts, Martial Arts, Modeling, Music, Filming and more so much more. Each month students are invited to further showcase their talents across the stage at the Ritz Theater and LaVilla Musuem and other venues. They also are seen throughout the year at the Florida Theater and at the Times-Union Center in major ballets such as the Nutcracker with leading roles. Annually they are invited to perform for the Mayor's Annual Christmas Party and in parades. Renown names such as Dewitt Cooper and Savery Morgan collaborators of a new contemporary dance company in Jacksonville: CooperMorgan Dance), Landes Dixon, or Amy McClendon (Broadway Dancer), Julie Williams (dancer-choreographer), Brittany Young to mention a few, all got their start in the world of dance at the Jacksonville Center of the Arts & the Northside Center for the Performing Arts. And though they perform in venues across the globe, Jacksonville is where these afore mentioned students started from (way back in elementary school) and it is the Jacksonville Center of the Arts & Northside Center for the Performing Arts where they return serving as mentors to young children with global dreams. Miss Kezia noted that of those who come through her doors at age 3 and or those who have been with the discipline of the program for ten years are prepared to make a living in the field of dance, if they choose to. Graduates from the Northside Center for the Performing Arts have been awarded 100% full college scholarships to the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio, the Julliard School, the Atlanta Festival Ballet and other notable dance schools. Along the way they build strong resumes, 99% of the graduates get jobs working in their fields and 75% of them are international dancers touring the globe performing coveted leading roles. For the past 16 years in the city of Jacksonville we have been privileged to see the dreams of our dancers coming true. Please attend the show to get the flavor of stellar performances from students of the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, show up at the University of North Florida's Lazzara Theatre: 1 UNF Drive this Friday evening. The World Odyssey Celebrating 16 Years of Making Dancers Dreams Come True begins at 6:00 P. M. Witness magnificent moves of locally developed dancers who like antelopes and springboks are able to leap high across the stag e in a single graceful bound known as grande jete. The audience is in store to see these amazing feats performed during the World Odyssey. General admission tickets are $18.00 and Reserved seating $25.00. Intense training Summer Camps which advance dancers two levels begin on Monday, June 11. Schedules for all classes are posted online. Register online info@theperformersacademy.com or by calling 904-322-7672 or 904-355-5551 for Summer Camp classes in Acting, Dance, Fitness, Music and Modeling. Miss Kezia teaches dance to the 3-6-years old and to the Pre-Professional Dancers. The entire Rolle family is actively involved in the Center. At home Miss Kezia, wife of Attorney Wade Rolle, and mother of Kaila, Nadia and Dylan enjoy family time together. Sunday cookouts after church are everybodys favorite special time. Both Kezia and Wade boast of their culinary skills their favorite menus are soul food and seafood. On special occasions Wade masterfully prepares his native dish, Bahamian curry, to the delight of all. At the dinner table there are two prayers because both daughters want to bless the food. Kaila recently was crowned Miss Southern Royalty and now wants to become Miss America. Nadia wants to be a gymnast. Both girls want to become veterinarians while baby brother, Dylan wants to be a lawyer, just like Dad. Dreams do come true. Just ask Miss Kezia and the Rolle fam ily.

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48 Hour Film Festival Premiere Screenings, onTuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information call 904-355-2787. Theatreworks Presents Free Summer Theatre: BILLY JONAS "EVERYBODYS IN THE BAND", on Tuesday June 19, 2012, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.355.2787 for more information. WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2012, this Wednesda,y June 20, 2012, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for more information. WINE DOWN WITH IMPACTJAX, Juice-A Jen Jones Gallery, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 1 Independent Drive, Modis Building, 2nd Floor, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.731.4971. The Libertarian Party of Duval County will be meeting on June 21st at 6:30 PM, at Golden Corra,l 4250 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. FILM: !Women Art Revolution, on Thursday June 21, 2012, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for additional information. Go Skate Day: Sk8 Unleashed for the Masses, on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Hemming Plaza, 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Jaguars Movie Night at EverBank Field, on Friday June 22, 2012, at EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for all information. The Raines Class of 1973 invites everyone to come out and celebrate its Summer Kick Off Gala fundraiser : June 23, 2012, from 7-Midnight, at Carls Main Street, Southern/Soul Restaurant, 1748 North Main Street (the corner of 8th & Main), (904) 598-1255. For more information contact Vice Chair Gail Hammond Haines at 725-2157 or Treasurer Katrina Spencer at 768-4823. Community Activities contd..PAGE B 2 THE STAR JUNE 16, 2012 *****/Community Activities 48 Hour Film Festival Kickoff and Dropoff: Friday, June 15, 2012, at the The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. 4th Annual Jacksonville Salsa Jam on Friday, June 15, 2012, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.588.1234 for all information. Jax Salsa Jam this Friday, June 15, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.588.1234. 4TH ANNUAL JACKSONVILLE SALSA JAM: Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.588.1234 for more information. 48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL KICKOFF AND DROPOFF on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., .Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. FLORIDA YOUTH ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL on Sunday, June 17, 2012, Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 Water Street, Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacksonville, FL 32202. DIRTY FIST WITH THE MANY FURS PUPPET TROUPE at Burro Bar, on Sunday, June 17, 2012, Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.4686. Community Connection Cut-A-Thon, Daniel James Salon on Monday, June 18, 2012, at 45 W. Bay Street, Suite 101 & 102, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.359.2006 for additional information. SONS OF YOUNG, SMATTERMAT, XGEEZER AND 2416 at Burro Bar, on Monday June 18, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.4686 for any information. As we welcome the joys of summer such as swimming, barbequing, and baseball, we have to greet the Texas heat. As temperatures are increasinghighs this week were in the lowto mid-90sit is vital to take the necessary precautions to protect pets from heat exhaustion. Although there is not a set temperature that is considered too hot for animals, temperatures in the high-80s and above can pose problems for pets, Dr. Stacy Eckman, lecturer at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) said. She added that, generally, if it is too hot for the pet owner to be outside, it is too hot for the pet. Every pet is different, however, on the temperature they can endure. Cats, for example, are usually more tolerant of the heat than dogs and can often find a shady place to lounge. It is very dependent on the pet itself. For example, overweight dogs and brachycephalic (short nosed dogs such as bulldogs) are at a greater risk for heat stroke/exhaustion for even short period of times in warm weather, Eckman said. Eckman said other dogs that have a higher chance of heat exhaustion are those genetically sensitive to the heat and those not acclimated to the heat such as indoor dogs. Both dogs with long, thick coats and those with short, thin coats can become overheated so she recommended taking precautions for all types of dogs. She explained that even dogs who exercise vigorously can become overheated. The perfect example of this is a dog who goes to the dog park on a nice, warm, spring day when they have not [been] all winter, and they play [with a] Frisbee [disk] and run more than normal, Eckman said. She added that this was a common case of heat exhaustion. Eckman said, generally, the first symptoms of heat exhaustion are lethargy and listlessness. They pant to try to cool themselves and can be anxious as they try to find a cool place, she said. She added that if pets are outside for too long and become overheated, they can develop diarrhea and vomiting which could lead to shock. If a pet has these symptoms, Eckman recommended taking him/her to a veterinarian immediately for a diagnosis and treatment. She stressed not to put cold water or ice packs on the animal because it makes it harder for them to cool off. To prevent heat exhaustion, Eckman suggested providing shade and fans for pets. She also emphasized the importance of having enough water for pets. Dogs cool themselves by panting and this can dehydrate them, so they will need more water than you may think, Eckman said. It is also crucial to not overwork animals so start slowly when exercising. Take breaks during exercise or play to make sure they cool down and off, Eckman said. ABOUT PET TALK Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Stories can be viewed on the Web at http://vetmed.tamu.edu/pet-talk Heat Exhaustion in Pets Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Senior Safety: Preventing Slips, Trips And Falls (StatePoint) As we age, time takes its toll on the bodily systems that keep us balanced, making us more prone to dangerous slips, trips and falls. And while a fall can be a life-changing or even life-threatening event for an older adult, reducing ones risk is easy. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recommends the following simple safety tips: Do a Home Safety Check At least one-third of all falls involve hazards within the home. Be sure to remove throw rugs and low furniture, eliminate clutter, and secure carpeting and other tripping hazards like electrical cords. Your home should be properly lit, so that even at night your vision is not impaired. Install grab bars in your bathtub and handrails on your staircases. Get Regular Exercise Start a exercise program that includes activities that improve strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. Walking, water workouts and tai chi will not only contribute to your overall health, they can also reduce your risk of falls. Consult a health care professional before getting started. Manage Pain Differently The same pills meant to make older patients with chronic pain more comfortable may also make them more vulnerable to falls, says ACA President Dr. Keith Overland, who runs a practice in Norwalk, Conn. Chiropractic services, including spinal adjustments and manipulation, exercise recommendations, rehab and nutritional and lifestyle counseling, are a great non-drug alternative to medications that affect your brains function and lead to dizziness or light-headedness. Taking multiple medications magnifies the risk of injury. Seniors who are on three or more drugs, or who have muscle weakness, are more likely to fall. Another risk factor is combining prescription drugs with alcohol, over-the-counter allergy or sleeping medications, painkillers, or cough suppressants. Ask your prescribing physician to review your medications and reduce your chances of falling by using the lowest effective dosage. Also, discuss the need for walking aids or supports while taking medications that can affect balance. Prevent Serious Injury Osteoporosis makes bones less resistant to stress and more likely to fracture. Help limit the effects of osteoporosis by eating a diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D. Calcium-rich foods include milk, yogurt, fish, broccoli, collard greens, tofu and almonds. You can get your daily dose of Vitamin D with a little bit of sunlight. If you do find yourself falling, fall forward on your hands or land on your buttocks -not on your spine. Also, protect your head from striking furniture or the floor. Improve Vision Age-related vision diseases, including cataracts and glaucoma, and can alter your depth perception, visual acuity and susceptibility to glare. Schedule regular checkups with your ophthalmologist and regularly clean your glasses. Improve your visibility so you can move safely and with ease. For more information on reducing your risk of falling visit www.acatoday.org/healthyliving or www.acatoday.org/findadoc. Falls dont have to be a part of getting older. A physical activity program, lifestyle changes and home improvements can help you stay securely on your feet. ***** Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B NEIGHBORTONEIGHBOR: Brunswick Seniors Forced To Start Over After Being Faced With Foreclosure Scandal. Part 1JUNE 16, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Photo:Angela Favors-Morrell Gardening, beach walks, dinner plans, health checks and looking forward to spending holidays with the grandkids these are the things senior years are made of. However, for many area seniors, the security of living out their years surrounded by the things they worked their youth to achieve is becoming more and more farfetched as many are finding themselves using their retirement funds to restart life as their homes are being foreclosed on. Some call it circumstance but others are calling it an ugly scheme to remove black seniors from property rightfully owed to them since post-emancipation days. And still there are others who feel that it is a part of SunTrust Banks discrimination case that was exposed earlier this year in which 20,000 African-American and Latinos were allegedly charged more on loans based on their race. One couple caught in the crossfire is Mary and Raymond Harris. Pictured standing in front of what was their dream home on Oak Grove Island, the 70-something year-old heart patients are reduced to living in an apartment. Theyve sought emotional refuge in the Neighbor to Neighbor outreach group which has become an advocate to prevent foreclosures and evictions of people in similar situations. Its was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life! Mrs. Harris says of the day she and her husband were told they had to leave their home. Imagine what it is like to accumulate a lifetime of memories only to come home and find them sitting in the street in the rain. Yes, I lost furniture and other big items but I also lost irreplaceable items which have a personal meaning, papers and letters and photographs you cant just throw away someones life and put it on the street. Thankfully my husband has a business and we were able to try to get back up. With their grown children living elsewhere, and most of their friends seniors as well, the Harris struggled to salvage their belongs under what they considered to be unreasonable terms. There were security guards hired to stand watch to ensure that we only came to collect our belongings between 9am and 5pm each day, Mrs. Harris stated. We were not allowed to work into the night, the locks were changed and we had less than a week to move everything. Needless to say, it was impossible. When we went back the last time, whatever we had left just seemed to vanish. Its just horrible that this happened and it is a lot on someone our age. While Mr. and Mrs. Harris had a business to help them move into an apartment, Irene Shuman, also in her mid-70s has also been foreclosed on and ordered to leave her home. Yet she has been described as holding on by a thread to keep her home. According to Rev. Zach Lyde, these are just two of many affected in what he feels is a conspiracy to get people off of land bequeathed to free African-Americans following the end of slavery (see next weeks issue). And the discrimination theory is not farfetched. After all, it was just in May 2012 when SunTrust Bank, the same company which foreclosed on the Harris home, reached a settlement in a discrimination case. It was determined that the companys mortgage lending unit had to pay $21 million to compensate African-American and Hispanic borrowers because they were given higher loans based on race. The United States Justice Department alleged that between 2005 and 2009, some 20,000 minority borrowers were charged higher fees, which made SunTrust guilty of breaching anti-discrimination laws. Also in May, Mrs. Harris received a letter from HSBC in response to her query as to why SunTrust was able to foreclose on her home when HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc was the first lien holder (see photo). They explained that SunTrust was able to prove that they were able to foreclose on our house because they served HSBC with foreclosure paperwork, she said. A whole lot was just not adding up. Also we had recently received a cancellation of deed to secure debt where the $341,000 was no longer required. The letter from HSBC stated that they charged off the balance on the account on August 6, 2011 and released the lien on the property in January 2012. In the conclusion to this story next week, The Star brings together other persons in the area facing the same issues and the role of Neighbor to Neighbor in helping them recuperate. Raymond and Mary Harris in front of their dream home prior to it being foreclosed. (Photo by Angela Favors-Morrell)

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JUNE 16, 2012 THESTAR JAGUARCARAVAN MAKES TOUCHDOWNINWAYCROSSPAGEB-4 The Jaguars Caravan visits Waycross, bringing Justin Blackmon, Andre Branch, Jeris Pendleton, Bryan Anger, the ROAR, and Jaxson De Ville to town. SHARKS STUMBLE IN SECOND HALF IN 56-39 LOSS TO FORCE DULUTH, GA The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks built a three-score lead in the second quarter but could not keep up momentum in the second half, falling by a 56-39 score to the Georgia Force at The Arena at Gwinnett Center on Saturday night. Jacksonville (6-6) started fast, taking a 27-9 lead early in the second quarter on a phenomenal 52-yard interception return from LaRoche Jackson, who picked off Georgias R.J. Archer at the goal line and weaved his way around would-be tacklers to go the distance. But from that point forward, the Force outscored Jacksonville 40-12 for the remainder of the game, taking control in the fourth quarter. One key shift in momentum came on the final play of the third quarter. The Sharks held a 3433 lead but were backed up inside their own five yard line when quarterback Bernard Morris was sacked for a safety, moving Georgia back in front by a point. Jacksonville recovered from there, as Aaron Robbins pounced on an Archer fumble to give the Sharks offense the ball back, as Morris responded with a two-yard touchdown pass to Jamarko Simmons to put the Sharks back in front. But Georgia answered with a score of their own, reclaiming the lead for good. The Sharks next possession started inside the teams own one yard line, and on the first play from scrimmage Morris was intercepted by Jeremy Grier for a quick Georgia touchdown. That score extended the Forces lead to 49-39 with under a minute left. Jacksonville got the ball back with a chance to recover, but Morris was then intercepted in the end zone by Marrio Norman as the Force reclaimed possession and sealed the game. Georgia receiver Larry Shipp punctuated the contest with a razzle-dazzle, one-yard touchdown pass to Shay Hodge in the final seconds. Shipp was Georgias most potent offensive threat, finishing with 13 receptions for 167 yards, three receiving touchdowns and a rushing score. Archer ended the game 27-of-43 for 284 yards, three touchdowns and that Jackson interception. For the Sharks, Morris completed 12 of 26 passes for 111 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He also made a pair of outstanding plays scrambling out of the pocket, as a 39-yard burst in the first half helped Morris set a new single-game team record with 68 rushing yards on six carries. Rendrick Taylor added 15 yards of his own as the Sharks accumulated 83 rushing yards as a team the most in any game in franchise history. At receiver, Simmons led the way with three touchdown catches. In his return from injured reserve, Jeron Harvey totaled a team-high 34 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Bobby Sewall notched a touchdown catch as well. On defense, Berrys sack was his team-leading seventh of the season. He also now leads the Sharks with four forced fumbles in 2012. Jackson led the Sharks with eight total tackles (seven solo) along with his impressive pick-six. With the loss, Jacksonville falls a half-game behind Georgia in the South Division standings. The Sharks are now tied with idle Tampa Bay at 6-6, and that could grow to a three-way tie pending the New Orleans VooDoo's Saturday result against the San Antonio Talons. Four of the Sharks' final six games will be at home. The Sharks will return to Sea Best Field next Saturday, June 16 as they host the American Conference-leading Philadelphia Soul. Next Saturdays game will be Halloween In June as fans are encouraged to come in costume. Kickoff for that contest is set for 7:00.

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What are we going back to?By Glorious Johnson Southeast Region Community Economic Development Association, Inc. I keep hearing the Republicans say that they want to go back, or they would say take America back. Where are they going back to? Are they talking about going back to the Black Code Days of the 19th century when Blacks were treated as property with no rights, civil liberties or respect as human beings? Are they talking about going back to the Jim Crow Laws from the 1880s into the 1960s in which Blacks were relegated to second class citizens as a way of life? Are they talking about going back to Willie Lynch laws in which Blacks were either lynched for the fun of it or because they were demanding civil rights, violating the Jim Crow laws? Are they talking about going back to the destruction of neighborhoods and schools in the black communities from the 1960s to the present? Are they talking about going back to the period when we were not allowed to vote? Presently, every law that can pass through the Republican legislation throughout this country is attacking the rights for the elderly, Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans, to vote? No, No, No! We are not going back, we cannot go back! Everyone who can vote, needs to go to their respective Supervisor of Elections in the state of Florida and throughout this country and make sure that his/her name is in the books to vote. If not, find out why not, and straighten that situation out immediately. President Obama has stated that We will not go back. We are going forward. Talk to your family and friends. Encourage them to vote. Vote for President Obama Our lives depend on us re-electing President Obama. Too many of our people lost their lives so that we would have the right to vote. If an ID is requested, get the ID. Ask someone to take you to get your ID, if you have no transportation. But, when its time to vote, please VOTE!!! 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JUNE 16, 2012THE STARPR 1 Robert E. Lee High School Graduation Class of 2012 Photos by F.M. POWELL III Wishing you many more successes in the future. Congratulations graduates!From The Florida and Georgia Star StaffRobert E. Lee High School Graduation Day was on June 4, 2012 at UNF. Jenkins Family, Left To Right. Stacieka Jenkins ,Pastor Elwyn Jenkins, Phaylicia Jenkins (Graduate) In The Fall UNF Vivian Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, And Makaela Jenkins (Center). Travis Willis will be attending Florida A&M University starting Fall semester. Graduates cheering on their classmates. Parrish Dove will be attending Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in the Fall. Drum Major Calvin Boyd walking across the stage and proudly receiving his diploma. Travis Willis and Tommy Hazouri Duval County School Board Member Cameron Hopper will be attending Florida International University (FIU) in the Fall. From left to right: Rev. Michael Halyard, Shaina Ruth, Felicia Willis, Michelline Ruth, Rev. Morris Halyard, Mae Haynes, Latonya Taylor, Selie Little, Fernando McGhee, Maggie Dallas, Annie Willis, Zelda Phillips, Brenee Cummings, Cheyenne Morman, Travis Willis in the fall Florida A&M University Lena Patton, Marquietta Patton

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(StatePoint) Finding creative activities to keep your kids entertained during the summer can be a struggle. How many times can you make a visit to the pool new and exciting? If youre looking for something different to do with your kids, consider throwing them a party! Whether youre celebrating a birthday or simply the great weather, a party provides a terrific opportunity for kids to socialize while school is out of session.Summery ThemeSet the mood for your guests with a great motif like a princess party or a pirate party. Opt for a theme that speaks to your childs interests and personality, says Mariam Naficy, CEO of Minted.com, an online stationery store that specializes in custom-designed invitations. Browsing through kids party invitations online is a great way to inspire your young ones to help plan the day. Visit www.minted.com for party theme ideas you both can enjoy.Stay ActiveSummer is the best time of year to get the kids moving. Ditch the video games and celebrate the season with relay races and sports in the yard. After an exhilarating three-legged race match, your guests may need to cool off. Tell everyone to bring bathing suits and let them run through the sprinkler.Cool EatsMost children wont turn down a piping hot slice of pizza, no matter what the thermometer reads. But you may want to pick some cooler culinary fare for dessert. Opt for ice cream, popsicles and all those other frozen treats that make summer great. Its messy but worth the fuss! Dont forget the grill. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be easy to pull off for a large group, and are always a hit with kids. Let guests build-their-own-burgers with a toppings assembly line.The Write GiftGreat gifts for kids that can be used year-round are personalized journals and stationery. Thanking their friends for coming to their party in writing will be good motivation for them to pick up a pen during their long vacation from school. A party is a great way to keep kids social and active during the summer months. So put on your party hats and celebrate the summertime!Get Ready For Summer Cycling Whether youre a casual rider or a serious cyclist, there are some important steps to take before you hit the trails and streets this summer. If its been awhile since you last used your bike, you may want to do a quick tune-up to ensure its in great shape for riding. Check for loose parts, inflate your tires, and lube the chain. Ensure your quick release levers on your wheels are closed and that your brakes work. Dont leave the house without testing your rear and front lights. You dont want to be caught after dark without working lights. Now your bike is ready for an outing! Dont forget to wear a helmet, apply plenty of sunscreen, and keep yourself hydrated.A Great Idea For Do-it-Yourselfers (SPM Wire) Warm weather is here! And for do-it-yourselfers this means its time to get cracking on home renovations. If youre planning a project that requires lumber, consider forgoing newly cut wood for something with a bit more history. Salvaged lumber is old growth wood, which means its stronger, has tighter grains, and looks better than newer wood, says Merritt Fine, owner of M. Fine Lumber Company in New York City, which has been reclaiming lumber from demolition sites for 75 years. Whether youre redoing your floors or building furniture, youll be giving your project historical value and a totally unique look with recycled lumber. Youll also be making an environmentally responsible choice -a winwin situation. JUNE 16, 2012 THE STARPR 2 Summer Fun: Great Ideas For Kids

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JUNE 16, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 Can you find and circle these sea items people eat or drink? salt clams fish crab water swordfish tuna fish lobster mussels oystersA V B C I C Y T R N C S R E T S Y O J A A O U W E R L P O B H A O P G O J G F T Y R T I B M N E I Y D R T S U R K J H F J M T O J H F R I U E E R F I S H S M V R U G F D S H K B H G C R E J H U H P O I L K J T A S G F S K A U T G I T E I M J H F I L O I S C A H U J A G F N N G L Y T I U S T D E A S T All around the world (China, Japan, Canada, Iceland) people collect seaweed from the ocean and use it as a vegetable or make it into snacks. In coastal areas of the U.S. like Maine you can find Dulse, a reddish-brown seaweed that is popular to eat. There are so many fascinating creatures that live in our seas and oceans. Scientists today are diving to the deepest parts of the oceans to explore and photograph sea life that no humans have ever seen before. This Sea Creature... In some parts of the world, people consider me (a puffer fish) a special and rare treat. But, my poisonous parts and spines keep almost everything else from eating me. Can you read the clues and fill in the names of these 10 sea creatures? Creatures of Our Seas!Ocean Harvest Ocean Friends Uhoh! Do you think a new, giant creature will be found during your lifetime? If it is, how do you think it will look and live? Almost everything in the sea is food for something else. 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JUNE 16, 2012 THE STARPR 4 Helping Teens Financially Means More Than Handing Them Money-------------------5 Tips for Turning Adolescents into Fiscally Smart Adultsby Mark Hansen As children blossom into young men and women, most insist on planning and running their own lives. Parents worry about all the basic essentials for their kids independent living, like housing, eating properly, staying warm, being careful at night and more. But most parents forget to teach their youngsters one of the most important lessons of all financial responsibility. The resulting turmoil can spell disaster for a childs future. Consider this: The average young adult amasses $45,000 in debt by the time they turn 29, according to a recent PNC Bank report. This generation of 20-somethings was raised during an economically-thriving period, says financial expert Mark Hansen, author of Success 101 for Teens (www.success101forteens.com). Undisciplined spending habits, student and car loans, and a tough job market have stymied their financial growth. Perhaps the worst culprit is financial ignorance, but we can count this as a lesson for future 20-somethings. For young people, organizing finances can be intimidating to the point of prohibitive, he says. We need to have a curriculum in schools, from kindergarten through 12th grade, that ensures our kids graduate with financially literacy, he says. From balancing a checkbook to understanding what it means to pay and earn interest, kids need basic money management skills to survive in the world, and most arent getting them. Hansen says all teens should know and practice so they can control their financial destinies: Saving for dreams the three-envelope method: Use the first envelope for your day-to-day expenses: gas or lunch money. Pause before blowing this money at the movie theater or a fast-food restaurant! Envelope No. 2 is for short-term goals, which might be clothing or a new laptop. The third envelope is for long-term goals such as a car, college or a future millionaire club fund. How to create a budget: A budget lets us know whats possible, and not possible, with money. There are six steps to creating a budget. 1. List all of your expenses. 2. List all income. 3. List monthly expenses. 4. Add up these lists separately. 5. Tweak your budget so you can meet your expenses with money left over for savings. 6. Review your budget every week. How to set and follow through on goals: First, figure out what your current finances are, then determine what they will be in the future -one year out, then two years out, then four years later, etc. How will you get to your oneor two-year goal? You need a plan, and most of the time that means either earning more money, spending less, or a combination of the two. Finally, you have to stick to your plan in order for it to work. Understanding interest rates, such as credit cards: Interest is a fee paid for using someone elses money. Simple interest is straightforward: 5 percent accrued in your bank account with $100 yields $5 in interest at the end of the year. Compound interest, however, means ever-increasing amounts. This is crucial to understanding debt you may take on from lenders. Know what you are borrowing, and the terms thereof. Just as your money can work for you in a bank account, money borrowed can work against you if it is not paid back in a timely manner. How to write checks and balance a checkbook: These days, its easier than ever to review accounts online, which automatically tracks exchanges. HOWEVER, banks do make mistakes, which is why its wise to track your accounts independently. Ask. Dont be embarrassed. Banks are putting a premium on service and want to establish a positive relationship with young customers. If you have a question, speak to someone at the bank. As you take control of your money, youll also take control of your life. THINGS TO DO FOR FATHERS DAY IN JACKSONVILLEFathers Day at the Jacksonville Zoo On Sunday June 19th, 2011, the Zoo has a special Buy One Get One Free, so for Dads who want to take a child to the Zoo, or vice versa Fathers Day could be the day to visit the zoo. Please print out the coupon from their website. For the Ice Prince and Princess How about a spin on the ice, its the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat. Jacksonville Ice & Sportplex has a matinee session from 11:00 am 1:00 pm on Sunday June 20, 2011. The cost is $9.00 which includes skate rental. Located off of I-95 at the Emerson (#347) exit! Sunday, June 20, 2011 Event Time: 11 am 1 pm World Golf Hall of Fame on Fathers Day If youre Dad is a golf enthusiast, why not take a road trip to the World Golf of Village for Fathers Day. The World Golf Hall of Fame will offer complimentary admission to everyone who visits the museum on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 19, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To celebrate the final round of the U.S. Open, the museum will be featuring its U.S. Open memorabilia with self-guided tours and storytellers in the building. The first 500 fathers will receive a goodie bag and enjoy free admission at the Halls 18-hole, naturalgrass putting course and half price admission to the IMAX Theater. Contests will also be conducted throughout the day on the Hall of Fames Challenge Hole, indoor golf simulator and indoor putting green. The World Golf Hall of Fame offers free admission for everyone for its annual Community Day which takes place on June 20th. World Golf Hall of Fame at World Golf Village I-95, Exit 323, St. Augustine, Fla. For more information, call 904-940-4123 or visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org Cats in Jacksonville June 17-19, 2011 The famous musical CATS is in Jacksonville in June. The performance takes place at the TimesUnion Center for the Performing Arts, Moran Theatre. Details and tickets information here.

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Two Men Break into Home as Gun Fight Breaks OutAt approximately 9:55P.M., police received a 911 call regarding shots being fired in a neighborhood. Police responded to the scene and found 38-year-old George Sherry responsive, but with deep lacerations to the skull and bleeding heavily from his torso. Sherry was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries. Homicide detectives interviewed two other victims and witnesses, who were inside the residence and learned that Sherry answered the front door after hearing a knock. Police say the suspect, Kuran Shakes, 30, and another unidentified black male entered the residence and a struggle ensued with the people inside. One of the victims said he heard a thump at the front door and went to investigate the noise. He saw an unidentified black male standing at his bedroom doorway and approached him. As began walking towards the unidentified black male, he heard bottles crashing in the entrance way to the residence. He then went to investigate the noise and observed Sherry on the ground with blood on his face. The victim was then struck on top of his head by the unidentified black male, which knocked him to the ground. The unidentified black male started yelling "get down" and began to kick him in the body in an attempt to move him into the center of the hallway. Subsequently, a third victim appeared from a back bedroom to see what was happening and saw a firearm close to his face and, heard one gun shot, with the bullet striking him on his right ear. The victim went to retrieve his own firearm from inside the apartment and shot multiple times in the direction of suspect Shakes. In the exchange of gunfire, a round from the victim's firearm struck Sherry in the chest. The two suspects then ran from the residence and fled the scene in a gold four door vehicles later identified to be driven by 25-year-old Nigel Lamier Shakes. Evidence at the incident scene yielded a trail of blood leading away from the residence where the victim was killed. Medical examiner's determined Sherry's cause of death as gunshot wound of torso. Hours later, the police were notified that Kuran Shakes walked into the emergency room at a hospital with gun shot wounds to both arms. Blood samples taken from the incident scene matched that of Kuran Shakes through DNA analysis. Detectives also learned that Nigel Shakes a cousin to Kuran Shakes made a statement to witnesses, "We may have killed someone." About two weeks later, detectives responded to a specific location where they observed a four door, gold in color, Toyota parked in front of the residence. Detectives made contact with Nigel Shakes and were informed the vehicle belonged to his mother. A search warrant was obtained for the above listed vehicle which yielded positive results for blood inside the vehicle. Nigel was arrested for murder in the second degree and accessory after the fact. Kuran is at large for second degree felony murder, first degree attempted murder, and armed burglary with a firearm. The investigation continues. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJUNE 16, 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 Kills Couple A man was arrested for the murder of a couple. Police say Eddie Scott, 27, was armed with a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson, which was given to him from a roommate who was a victim in the murder case. He was said to have gone in and out of the house usually to use the bathroom and change clothes. The indictment does not give the details on the murder but police say they believe that Scott and both victims knew each other and it was probably an argument that initiated the attack. Both victims were found dead with gun shot wounds. Police were able to identify Scott after receiving tips and investigating cell phone records. Scott was found in a home trying to hide under a bed. The Smith &Wesson was also found. Scott was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder. Scott has a long history of arrests dating back since he was a juvenile. He has been arrested almost a dozen times as an adult and also served three years in prison according to records. He is being held without bail. Eddie Scott Nigel Shakes

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JUNE 16, 2012 THE STAR C&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Victims of Crime Who is a Victim? Whoever has been harmed or injured due to criminal activity. The harm inflicted may be physical, financial, mental, or religious/spiritual. Facilitators should not allow offenders to debate the legal definition of a victim or argue whether or not someone is a victim because the criminal charges were dropped. Victims, primary victims, immediate victims, or direct victims are those individuals who directly experience the crime or those whom the offender directly harms. Some victims choose to call themselves survivors. A ripple or domino effect refers to how the effects of a crime can travel throughout a community, affecting both those who are close to the victim and those who do not know the victim, but hear about the crime. The impact of crime may spread to the victims immediate family (spouse, partner, parents, children) the victims extended family (nieces, uncles) the victims social circle (friends) the victims coworkers criminal justice personnel (prosecutors, judges, victim advocates) first responders (law enforcement, medical personnel, clergy) those assisting victims (insurance agents, funeral directors, counselors); and community members in general. You have rights! Most states have amended their constitutions to guarantee certain fundamental rights for crime victims. Typically, these include the following: The right to be notified of all court proceedings related to the offense. The right to be reasonably protected from the accused offender. The right to have input at sentencing (e.g., in the form of a victim impact statement). The right to information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender. The right to an order of restitution from the convicted offender. The right to be notified of these rights. If you are a victim of a crime, these rights apply to you. You may obtain information about your rights through a local victim/witness assistance program (usually located in the prosecutors office), the state Attorney Generals Office, or the U.S. Attorneys Office. Your Safety Man Sets Woman on Fire at Gas Station A man was arrested after pouring gasoline on his sons mother and setting her on fire. The woman said that she drove to a gas station in Mercedes to meet 52year-old Roosevelt Mondesir, who she had a child with. The meeting was set up so she could get her son for some time-sharing exchange. She told police that she and Mondesir both shared custody of their 4-year-old son. According to reports, when Mondesir showed up, she did not see her son in his car. Police say he got out of the car with a knife and a gas can. He then began dousing her in gasoline with the gas can. The surveillance footage showed Mondesir chasing the woman into a 7-Eleven. She was trying to close the door as Mondesir was trying to keep it open. He eventually pulled her back outside. In a matter of seconds, the woman was engulfed in flames. She started running around screaming in pain as she took her shirt off. The staff in the 7-Eleven called the police. The woman also managed to call the police telling them that Mondesir had a knife and set her on fire. When police came, they found her still on fire. Mondesir fled on foot after the attack, but police found him hiding in the bushes near the 7-Eleven three hours later with the help of a dog and a helicopter. The woman was taken to the hospital where she was treated for burns. Mondesir was also taken to the hospital too as he had burns as well. According to reports, the woman had applied for a restraining order against Mondesir for protection against domestic violence on May 29. She said that Mondesir had cut up furniture and threw all her belongings out the house. She said that he also threatened to hurt her and kick her out of the house. She said that she was being threatened on a daily basis through text and voicemail. The judge denied her request saying there was insufficient evidence to back her claims. Mondesir was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder. He was denied bond. The judge also said that he did not qualify for a public defender as he made too much money. When Mondesir was asked if he could afford an attorney, he replied saying his ex-wife took everything form him. The son of the couple was found safe and asleep in Mondesirs home. Roosevelt Mondesir

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Wig Thief Bites Flesh Off of Store Owners Arm New Haven,CTStrangely, there has been a rise in violent attacks involving flesh being bitten off. This time it is 38-year-old Lowpel Davis. The shop owner said that Davis came into the store with a juvenile girl. He noticed that a wig was missing from one of the mannequins and when he checked the surveillance videos, he saw Davis steal it along with many other items in a bag. He then had the staff prevent Davis from leaving. Davis managed to escape the store with the girl. The store owner and his 70-year-old father then ran after her. She fought back and punched both men in the face. At one point, Davis bit off a chunk of flesh from the store owners bicep and spit it in his face. When police came and tried to arrest Davis, she became even more violent trying to resist arrest. When she was taken into a police car she began kicking the window uncontrollably. Davis was charged with sixthdegree larceny, breach of peace in the second degree, criminal mischief in the first degree, assault in the second degree and two counts of assault on police officers. Grandmother Gambles Grandsons $97,000 College Fund Away Lake County, INPolice say 73-year-old Edna Sue Pate had been wanted for stealing and gambling away $97,000 of her grandsons college trust fund. Pate was a trustee on the account, but did not have the right to use the funds. Records show that Pate had gone to the casinos frequently. 30 withdrawals were made from ATMs at two casinos. Pate was found at a home in Louisiana some time later, but had not been arrested as authorities declined extradition. The grandsons father said the authorities told him that they would only extradite from surrounding states, not including Louisiana, because of the expense involved. JUNE, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Pulls Out Gun During Road-Rage Incident A man was arrested after pulling out a gun on another man after a road-rage incident turned violent. 26-year-old Bryan Douglass Strawn believed that he had been cut off while he was driving. Strawn then drove up and responded by cutting off the other person. The other man then crashed into the back of Strawns vehicle. The victim told police that Strawn purposely went in front of him and slammed the brakes. The victim said when he got out of his car to go to Strawn, Strawn got out of his car with a pistol asking him if he wanted to die, but Strawn told police that he was actually pulled out of his car by the other person. According to the report, Strawn threatened that he would shoot him and the victim responded by telling him to go ahead before pushing Strawn. Strawn then fled the scene. After questioning both men and witnesses, Strawn was arrested. Strawn was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and leaving the scene of an accident. Parents Arrested for 4-Year-Olds Shooting The parents of a 4-year-old girl were arrested after she accidentally fired a gun. Police say while Leshumbia Stokes, 37, and Marie Buskey, 22, were in different rooms in their home, the child found a 9mm handgun on a couch and accidentally shot herself in the chest. The parents immediately rushed the girl to the hospital. Stokes left the hospital at one point to go back to the home, so he could dispose the handgun. When asked, Stokes said he tried to get rid of the gun because he did not want to go to jail and said he would surrender the gun to them, but detectives were not able to recover the weapon yet. The girl had been in a coma after the shooting. The child is said to be unable to speak and is in stable condition. Stokes and Buskey were arrested and charged with child neglect. Stokes was also faced with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and evidence tampering. Two Teens Tortured and Accused of Being Gay Northwoods, MOTwo teenagers were accused of being gay and were tortured and humiliated. The boys were of ages 16 and 17 and were forced to wear womens underwear. They were also forced to undress, shower, and kiss each other, while the four attackers recorded videos and pictures of them on their cellphones, which were posted on Facebook. They were also beaten with fists and sticks, thrown down the stairs while duct-taped to chairs, and burned with cigarettes and a lighter. A woman called the police after her son came across the pictures online. Police were able to track down the victims and one of them said that he had told his mother he was in a fistfight, but later broke down and told them what really happened. He said they were released only after they cried, begged, and pleaded. The four attackers were Nicholas A. Nettles, 20; Brandon D. Nettles, 22; Walter Worthan, 21; and a juvenile. Brandon Nettles told police it was only a prank based on a joke about the two teens being gay. The attackers lawyers argued that it was just a situation similar to hazing or bullying common with boys. The juvenile had not been charged while the other three were charged with two felony counts each of kidnapping, felonious restraint and sexual exploitation of a minor. They were also charged with two misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault. Police are also deciding whether or not to add charges of child pornography. Leshumbia Stokes Marie Buskey Nicholas Nettles Brandon Nettles Walter Worthan

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JUNE 16, 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: Maliyah Shantelle Bethea Age: 14 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 5/19/12 Name: Kenyania Latracey Dixon Age: 17 Weight: 260 lbs Last seen: 5/30/12 Name: Branden Hampton Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 5/22/12 Name: Ardiasha Quaantiinique Knox Age:17 Weight: 185 lbs Last seen: 5/12/12 Name: Charmaine Stewart Age: 17 Weight: 200 lbs Last seen: 5/14/12MOSTWANTED Target Television ThiefPolice are trying to identify the individual in this video. At this time he is identified with 15 incidents starting December 23, 2011 where he goes into Target stores and walks out with a big screen television. He is driving a white van in the video. The suspect is known to wear a red polo shirt and khaki pants to blend in with store personnel. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspect or vehicle 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:Brian Ranniah EppsOffense:Carrying Concealed Firearm Name:Alande ExavierOffense:Lewd Lascivious Victim 1215 Years Old Name: James Lee FairleyOffense: Felony Battery Name:Fritznel Etienne Offense:Fraud Use of Personal ID