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Florida star
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Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Title:
Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly
regular

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African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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issn - 0740-798X
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Seth Ablordeppey, a Florida A&M University (FAMU) professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has received a United States patent (No. 8,158,646) for extensive modifications to the drug Cryptolepine. Preliminary tests indicate the drug will be effective at treating infections commonly found in HIV/AIDS, chemotherapy, and organ transplant patients. In addition, it has fewer side effects than several currently used drugs. Cryptolepine is a series of compounds derived from a native plant of Ghana, West Africa. When compared to drugs currently on the market, the high potency and fewer side affects associated with Cryptolepine could ultimately combat opportunistic infections that attack weakened immune systems. Halle Berry has been ordered to pay her ex, model Gabriel Aubry, a whopping $20G per month by a family law judge, according to a report from TMZ. Berry, 45, was ordered to begin making the payments which add up to nearly a quarter of a million dollars per year earlier this week. The former couple has a four-year-old daughter, Nahla, together. The two have been engaged in a bitter custody battle following their 2010 split. This is the first time a judge has issued a court order over child support, despite the former couples very public battle. Last year, Berry told People magazine "Our issues were never about fighting for her. We both know a child needs both her parents. But what I want to say about it is sometimes, as a couple, you reach an impasse. We needed a court and a judge to help us work out some of the delicate issues ... because for her sake, this is the best way. We both love her more than life." Berry is now engaged to actor Olivier Martinez and reportedly wants to move Nahla to France with her. The Florida Guide for Aging Drivers is a handy book available at no cost to senior drivers, compliments of the Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition. Why does Florida need an aging driver guide? Actually, it makes perfect sense when you consider that Florida leads the nation with 18 percent of its population age 65 and older. In fact, by the year 2030, over 27 percent will be over age 65, with half of those 75 or older. Mirroring this growth, an increasing proportion of drivers in Florida are getting older. Currently, nearly 3 million drivers in Florida are over age 65. Users will find safe driving tips, licensing information, lists of resources, and community contacts for every county in the state. Basically, the guide offers just about everything an aging driver needs to be more proactive about staying safe on the road. The guide is designed to help aging drivers strike a balance between safety and the need for independence. The hope is that the guide will take the time to consider their driving abilities, take steps to improve their driving skills, and explore other transportation options Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by the Los Angeles police was shown on television sets across America, ending any doubts about how the police often treat black men in custody, was found dead on Sunday, June 17, in his swimming pool. Rialto, Calif., police discovered the 47-year-old King, an avid swimmer, at the bottom of his pool after receiving a 911-call at 5:25 a.m. from his fiance. As stated by Rev. Al Sharpton, Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, pressed ahead with contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder. Attempting to argue that AG Holder somehow withheld information with regards to the Fast and Furious case, Issa has engaged in a political witch hunt that proves only one thing: the hypocrisy of GOP members for personal and Party benefit. The highest officer of law and order in this nation has been ridiculed, scapegoated throughout this 'investigation.' AG Holder was spoken to and mistreated as if he were a child, without probable cause, and after he cooperated, he was made an example of. What this GOP leader showed us is that no matter what our stature in this world, someone can easily try to 'put us in our place.' What could be more outrageous? Let's remember that Fast and Furious was created under the Bush Administration. They fail to mention that AG Holder was the one who ended the program. 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 Stand Your Ground, 10-20-Life Laws Is there a Color Difference? Ugg"Rtgr"Tcr Ugg"Rcigu"C/6"cpf"C/7 Jcnng"Dgtt{"Owuv"Rc{"Hcvjgt &42.222"oqpvjn{"hqt"ejknf uwrrqtv"hqt"jgt"fcwijvgt Igv"Tgcf{ hqt"c"Dwii{ Uwoogt Dki"Rquukdknkv{"hqt"Vjg Jgcv"cpf"vjg"PDC Keep your fly swatter by your side. Experts predict buggy summer across the United States. Mosquitoes, ants, water bugs, ticks and bees. According to reports, they will be out with vengeance. Please get rid of standing water, eliminating bugs breeding grounds. The best advice is: get out the bug spray on warm days, and dont be near water during dawn and dusk hours. David Fullwood, 73 year old white male threaten his wife and shot in the ground, he received five years probation and now free after one year; Marissa Alexander is black. Her husband threaten her and was known as an abuser. She shot in the wall. She received 20 Years. Is there an underline race difference? Tqfpg{"Mkpi"Ftqypu W0"U0"Cvvqtpg{"Igpgtcn"Gtke Jqnfgt."Jkijguv"Ncy"Qhhkegt Rcvgpv"qp"JKX1CKFU"Ftwi Pgy"Kphqtocvkqp"hqt"Hnqtkfc‘u Cikpi"Ftkxgtu Yjq"Yqp"vjg"HkijvA The Florida Star received telephone calls early Monday morning asking what is being done about the seemingly racist laws in Jacksonville. Of course, we had to hear why the question was being raised. Mr. Isiah Rumlin, president of the NAACP made The Star aware of the David Franklin Fullwood case. There was not much publicity on Fullwood but there was court information. Fullwood had, over the years threaten to kill his wife, according to the police report filed on May 17, 2010. After accusing her repeatedly about stealing his money he got out his .357 revolver and shot into the ground approximately 20 feet away from where she was standing. You probably did not read about David and the fact that he finally pleaded guilty, bargained for 5 years probation and was released, uncontested after serving one year of his probation. Marissa Alexander did not threaten her husband after having reported his abuse more than once. Marissa did not feel that she had done wrong when she shot her weapon, hitting the wall, to frighten her abusive husband so, she did not accept the offer to plea guilty. Dan Evans of The Florida Star had the opportunity to interview her step son. I sat in the State Attorneys office waiting on the arrival of 12 year old Pernell Gray. UvcpfContinued on A-3 We dont know where the rest of America will be on Thursday night, but Floridians will be watching the fifth game of the NBA. They may be in south Florida but it is still Florida and in the end, we are a family. The Oklahoma Thunder is facing their first feeling of loss after the Miami Heat won Tuesday 104-98, which was game 4 of the NBA Finals. Many prayers went up Tuesday night as the viewers watched LeBron play while in pain. It is noted that Thursday is the last game for this season to be played at home and the Heat must win while they are on their home turf because it will not be the same for them if they go to Oklahoma. Have you seen the Oklahoma fans? Come on Heat make it hot, win here at home for Florida. Manny Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Timothy Bradley after a five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored the Filipino fighter in a video review. Pacquiao said Thursday he would prefer a rematch rather than Bradley giving up the WBO welterweight title that he won on a split decision because "people may think I just usurped it." The fight was held on The five judges on the review panel all scored the fight in Pacquiao's favor. The June 9 bout in Las Vegas cannot be over turned by the WBA. Dixville Family Reunion Ugg"Etkog"("Lwuvkeg

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN William D., 57, died June 12, 2012. ARMSTRONG, Johnnie Mae, 54, died June 16, 2012. ATKINS, Joann D., died June 16, 2012. BARTON Thomas Lee, Sr., 75, died June 14, 2012. BAKER, Nevaeh M. Bell, infant, died June 11, 2012. BLASINGAME, Harry E., 87, died June 13, 2012. BROWN, Marethea Griffin, 71, died June 11, 2012. CAPEHART, Edna Conkle, 82, died June 16, 2012. CLEVELAND, Gertrude, died June 16, 2012. CROSSNO, Marry, 92, died June 16, 2012. ETHRIDGE Virginia L., 81, died June 13, 2012. EVELEIGH, Carl F., Jr., 84, died June 16, 2012. FOSTER, Emmit C., 78, June 13, 2012. GARRISON, Enoch E., Jr., 91, died June 12, 2012. GLOVER Roy Pat, 80, died June 15, 2012. GRAY, Rose, 87, died June 13, 2012. GREGORY Lois E., 86, died June 12, 2012. GRIFFIS, Charlie Robert (C.R.), Sr., 74, died June 13, 2012. HALL Crystal Nicole, 22, died June 15, 2012. HARRISON, Jane E., 65, died June 15, 2012. HAVERKAMP, James, 71, died June 15, 2012. HAYES, Helen, died June 13, 2012. HOLLIFIELD, Edward, 87, died June 16, 2012. HOLSTINE Ouida, 90, died June 15, 2012. JACKSON, Beverly Laverne, died June 13, 2012. JOHNS, Azure W., 89, died June 12, 2012. JONES, Hudson Napoleon, died June 14, 2012. LANG, Sharon, died June 14, 2012. MAYHUE Millie J., died June 13, 2012. McWHIRT David Samuel, 69, died June 13, 2012. MORGAN Elease, 83, died June 17, 2012. OGLESBEE, George, died June 15, 2012. PARSONS, Geraldine Fischer, died June 15, 2012. RHODES Rijshijka V., died June 14, 2012. SANFORD, Ronnie Lamar, 65, died June 11, 2012. SULLIVAN, Susanne Maria, died June 17, 2012. TAYLOR, Cheryl J., 56, died June 14, 2012. THOMAS Ruby Mae, 82, died June 15, 2012. VANT, Lembit, 70, died June 15, 2012. WATERS, Mary Fleming, 86, died June 17, 2012. WEINMANN Robert Lee, 82, died June 14, 2012. WIGHT, Margie Marie, 64, died June 16, 2012. WOODBURY Louise E., 80, died June 16, 2012. YOUNG, Bernice Cole, June 15, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ADAMS, Teresa (Sissy) Strickland, 47, died June 18, 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 23, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž GREATER MISSIONARY TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 5730 Sawyer Ave., Jacksonville, is having REVIVAL NIGHT COME ONE!!! COME ALL!!! June 27 29, 2012. Guest Speakers: Wednesday, June 27th, Rev. Philip Mercer; Thursday, June 28th, Pastor Wallace Wyatt; Friday, June 29th, Sister Sandra Waldrop. Women Shoe Sizing Night (Fund Raising for the Church). Theme: But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 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, 2730 West Edgewood Ave in Jacksonville with Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor. 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. THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville LOC of the Millions More Movement Inc., a local nonprofit organization, is appealing for the donation of a truck or van, new or used. This vehicle will be used for clothes pickup and restricted to only organizational business. The vehicle will be most useful in helping us to do what we do best, "Serve The People". Help Jacksonville LOC., for the Millions More Movement Inc., as we work to end the violence through a good, quality education, and not more incarceration". Visit our website:www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc Call 904-240-9133 or 904-354-1775 if you want to make a financial donation or learn more about our organization. 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 23, 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 The step son of Marissa Alexander. State Attorney Angela Corey and communications director Jackie Barnard were present. Mrs. Corey informed The Florida Star that Pernell had to testify twice. Once at the Stand Your Ground Hearing and once at the Trial. While waiting the question was asked, should the appeal not go in Mrs. Alexanders favor ,what are the chances of clemency from the Governor. Mrs. Corey mentioned the case may never reach the GOVERNOR for that decision because if you start being partial to one you have to be partial to all. The case is about discharging a weapon and a victim being in fear. An assault charge is fear based for the victim. It seems there is still more to the story ,especially from the other side. Abuse in a relationship is ugly no body wins and the children are the biggest losers. But The Florida Star is preparing that story for a future issue. This story is about a 12 year old male child and how he is doing. Upon the arrival of Mr. Pernell Gary with his father Rico Gray introductions were made and we sat down to talk. I assured Pernell that this interview was about him and that other children reading about him would be given hope. TS: How old are you Pernell. PG: 12 TS: Where do you go to school? PG: Ribald Middle TS: How are you doing?..Are you a good student? PG: Im ok...Yes. TS: As and Bs PG : Yes sir. TS: On the honor roll? How are your grades? PG: Average. TS: What is your favorite subject? PG: Ill say Science. TS: What do you like about science? PG: In science we use instruments and work on projects and stuff. TS: What is the greatest thing you remember about your science class? PG: When I had to draw an animal cell and name the parts. TS: Do you have a favorite teacher? PG; Yes..Ms Smith. TS: What do you like about her? PG: She like me a lot and she encourages me on life. And that I can do things. TS: Do you play ball? Football or basketball. PG: Yes sir..football..offensive line. TS: Play for the jaguars one day maybe. PG: No....Green Bay..I met Aaron Morgan TS: What would you like to do when you graduate? PG : Go in the military. The Navy. TS: Lets talk about community activities. Do you hang out with friends? Are you active in The community or Church activities? PG: I dont have a church home but I visit a lot. TS: O.K. ..Do you have a relationship with Jesus? Do you pray? PG: Yes Sir...I pray a lot. TS: What are some of the things you pray for? PG: Well when my daddy go to work I pray he have traveling mercies on the road. TS: Do you know any thing about politics? Do you know Mr. Brown? Who is He. PG: uh... The Mayor. TS: Florida Star readers would like to know how you feel about your Dad. PG: mmm.. I feel kinda sad for him..I know right now ...and child support and all money he has to pay. TS: and on the other side ...how do you feel about your step mom? PG: ( in a very quiet voice) er.. I feel what she is going through is real hard. TS: Mrs Corey mentioned a dream you told her about.. Want to talk about it. PG: Ok..er..er..er a few weeks or maybe three or four months ago ,,hard to remember the time after the shooting In my dream she came back and shot again..the bullet hit me in my back and I woke up. TS: I see its kinda hard for you so we will not dwell on it. What are your plans for the summer? PG: Im going to summer camp, because My Dad and Step Mom has to go to work and I have to be somewhere with some activities. Pernalls Step Mom, Marissa Alexander is serving 20 years in the state pen on 3 counts of aggraved assault with a weapon. The case is being appealed. Uvcpf"Continued from A-1

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-4THE STARJUNE 23, 2012 The First Dix-Ville Family Reunion Many towns and cities have areas, like the Northside, South Dallas, Harlem, etc. In Brunswick, Georgia there is Dixville, an area that was 100% minority … Blacks, Puerto Ricans, etc. The area consisted of 12 streets, and still does. If you lived in Dixville, that community knew you and your family members. The streets in Dixville consist of Prince, London, Gordon, Albany, Johnston, Amherst, Cleaburne, Stonewall, Davis, Lee, George and MLK Boulevard, which was originally Cochran Avenue. The rail road track ran down Cochran Avenue. On Saturday, June 9, 2012, Dixville held its first Family Reunion, consisting of present and past residents. Many have moved away but at the reunion, there were family members who still lived in the homes left by great, great, great grand relatives. They say the major difference now is the streets are now all paved and the area that was once filled with water is presently the Dixville park, now known as the Inez Williams Park, on the corner of Gordon and Prince. Mrs. Williams once lived on the corner of Gordon and London, in one of the once most prestigious homes with a beautiful yard, in the area. Because of her many contributions to the community, she was called The Mayor of Dixville.Ž Many of her relatives still live in or still own homes in Dixville, including Clarissa Davis, whose Great, great grandmother purchased the land where her home sits, more than a hundred years ago. Mrs. Inez Williams son, Wil Ellis Williams now lives in Jacksonville, attended the reunion celebration that consisted of more than 200 residents and former residents, as well as her grand niece who owns The Georgia Star newspaper and, Mayor Bryan Thompson. The mayor greeted the residents and posed for pictures as requested. Everyone was delighted about his presence since the racial makeup of Dixville has not changed. There was much food such as BarBQ ribs, chicken, crabs, shrimp, and hot dogs, salads, baked beans and slaw, brought in by the residents of Dixville and the Long Shoremen of Brunswick. The event was planned by committee members Denise Myers, Naomi Speakman, Terry Ward, Treneice Baggs, Kathyrn Hill, Regina Hobbs-Daniels, and Andrea Austin West. Congratulations everyone, you did a fantastic job and plans are already underway for the second Dixville Family Reunion. Mayor Bryan Thompson Wil Ellis Williams and Clarissa Davis

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PAGE ATHE STAR JUNE 23, 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: The Tribute Continues. Pushing beyond the traditions that Hallmark helps to keep established, I tend to believe that every day should be treated as a special day Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Kwanzaa, Christmas, etc. In that vain, I am continuing my homage to men who I have observed as great examples of fatherhood. I count Volume Burks as my BFF (in my case, Brother Friend Forever). Our friendship dates back to the mid s days when I owned a downtown travel agency and he worked for the State of Florida registering companies for the states minority vendors list. La ter, when he and Ok Sun opened Kemet House, I was an avid supporter of their unique store and gallery that featured authentic Africa n goods, art, and cultural programs. Today, Kemet House Productions is an event planning company (see the ad on this page). I wanted to introduce Volume to TALK OF THE TOWN! readers shortly after we began this venture August, 2011. While he enthusiastically agreed to be TALK OF THE TOWN!s official photographer, he was not as forthcoming to provide the information I want ed in order to profile him. Thats because he is a modest man. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs in Alabama, Volume is ca pable of running any Fortune 500 company or the country, for that matter. Yet, in my estimation, he doesnt have to be President or VicePresident of the United States. Volume knows that the real work gets done by the Chief of Staff, the power behind the power th at EVERYONE has to go through. Hes content to be that quietly effective person behind the scenes. Volume is analytical, a problem solver. He can walk into chaos and carve out his own sphere of order. Hes reserved, but does not meet a stranger. He encourages positive thinking as a way of understanding people. He is creative and resourceful. Move his cheese and youll find he has layers of the stuff in reserve. He creates gadgets that make me smile (like the paper towel rack in the trunk of the car. It should be one of those As seen on TV deals). He has an ironic sense of humor that makes me howl with laughter. But above all, Volume is an amazing father, husband, son, and brother. Family means everything to him. He is very proud of the accomplishments of his children, Seann and Chloe. He created an atmosphere that encouraged conversation, independent thinking, respect for each other and family. He and Ok Sun ensured that Seann and Chloe grew up knowing their family Ok Suns in Starke and Missouri, and Volumes in Uniontown, Alabama. I love to watch Volume and Seann communicate, father to son and son to father, noting the characteristics that son has picked up from father a snicker, a smirk, the walk, the interest in all things entrepreneurial. Chloe is the emotional twin of her father sensitive, intuitive, and reserved. There is no doubt that Volume would do anything for his children. One memory that stands out is the time we attended a Kirk Whalum concert during the Florida Black Expo. As an introduction to a song, Whalum talked about the importance of fathers to the family. He asked for fathers in the audience to raise their hands if they would give their lives for th eir children. I watched Volumes hand go straight up, without hesitation. He had a look of resolute on his face, one that said, I would do it without a second thought. Volume, I salute you as a real father, real man 365 days of the year. Im proud to call you friend and brother. Story submitted by Ok Sun Burks, Second Vice-President, JWJ-ASALH. James Weldon Johnson Branch of the Association for Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), under the leadership of current president, Anita Shepherd, hosted National ASALH president Sylvia Cyrus and National Conference Planner, Gaynelle Jackson for a site visit of Jacksonville and surrounding first coast communities. As a result of the visit, the 2013 ASALH National Convention will be hosted by the JWJ-ASALH local branch. This huge opportunity gives Jacksonville and the First Coast national recognition for the legacy of its rich history and incomparable beauty. ASALH was founded in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson, the creator of Black history month. Each year ASALH sets the national theme for Black history celebrations. In 2013 the theme will be Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. As the 2013 hosts, JWJ-ASALH will offer tours that highlight the historical places and events which link our community with the themes of Emancipation and Civil Rights. JWJ-ASALH thanks all that were involved in making Jacksonville the selected site of the 2013 ASALH National Convention: Glenda Washington, Visit Jacksonville, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Florida State Senator Audrey Gibson, former Senator Tony Hill Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Ocean Resort, Kingsley Plantation, Marsha Dean Phelts, Ritz Theatre and Museum, City of Jacksonville, and posthumously, Emma Morgan, Mavynne Betsch, Aunt Easter, and Anna Kingsley.JWJ-ASALHs 9 th Annual Membership Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Winifred E. B. Henry, 9th Annual JWJASALH Membership Luncheon Bettye Sessions receives JWJ-ASALH's Distinguished Women of the South award from Francine King Marsha Phelts receives JWJASALH's Distinguished Women of the South award from Francine King Camilla Thompson receives JWJASALH's Living Legacy Award James Austin welcomes members and guests to JWJ-ASALH's 9th Annual Membership Luncheon Harold Felder, JWJ-ASALH First VicePresident, officiates at the 9th Annual Membership Luncheon Luncheon guest viewing art of local artist, Leon Bradley JWJ-ASALH President, Anita Shepherd, making closing remarks Shaniya Jennings presented interpretive dance Left to right: Senator Audrey Gibson, Jackie Platt-Sims, Anita Shepherd, JWJ-ASALH President, Sylvia Cyrus, ASALH National President, and Congesswoman Corrine Brown

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By Clarence Rolle, MOT BAHAMAS:Caribbean Commissioners of Police met in Nassau recently to assist each other in enhancing crime fighting strategies. While the Commissioners concluded their meetings, their wives' organized activities ended with the renowned People-to-People Tea Party at Government House. The conference was a success and this was a perfect way to bring everyone together for a final event,Ž said Elaine Sands, the Superintendent of the Royal Bahamas Police Force who helped facilitate the spousal programme. Meanwhile, Kimberly Greenslade, wife of Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, was pleased to host fellow wives in her hometown. The wives came from, USA, Canada and various parts of the Caribbean including Jamaica, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos. She said the wives exchanged ideas, stories, and encouraging words. "We get to the Commissioner of Police from a very personal perspective," she said. "We know their strength. We know their passion for their work, and we know the challenges that often arise when the Commissioner is protecting society from criminal elements coming from many directions. As wives, we have an important role to play in the fight as well. We also have to be the much needed support system when it relates to the family life and maintaining a balance, while our husbands protect our respective countries. So our time together in Nassau was good for morale, so that we can continue to encourage and support our husbands. It was a wonderful, synergistic, life enhancing, story sharing experience!" Mrs. Greenslade went on to say that through the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police Conference, the wives have networked and forged friendships through mutual trust. She has created an online group where they continue to share updates and life stories daily. Mrs. Greenslade said appreciation was owed to Supt. Sands and her team for taking the time to plan such an involved spousal program. The wives and Superintendent Sands are pictured at Government House. JUNE 23, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 Actor Antonio Huggie BearŽ Fargas, Actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph Lorraine Toussaint, and Screenwriter/Producer Rob Edwards To Be Recognized By Caribbean-American Community At The Caribbean Heritage 2012 Salute to Hollywood and the Arts Rehab Singer Rihanna Ordered To Rehab Or Face Being Dropped From Record Label By Jay-Z Los Angeles, CA … Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) and the Institute of Caribbean Studies, DC (ICS-DC) are pleased to anno unce that actor Antonio Fargas, actress Lorraine Toussaint, Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and screenwriter and producer Rob Edwards will be honored at the 2012 Salu te to Hollywood & the Arts gala to be held at the Sheraton Universal City in Los Angeles on Friday, June 29 during the 2012 Caribbean-American Heritage Month celebra tions. Known for his role as the incorrigible and loveable Huggy Bear in TV's Starsky & Hutch, the tall, lanky and twinkle-eyed Antoni o Fargas has roots in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Trinidad. His film credits include, Shaft, Car Wash and Pretty Baby. Most recently hes played Doc, the local grocery store owner, in Everybody Hates Chris. Trinidadian beauty, Lorraine Toussaint, is a veteran of film and stage. She appeared as Captain Kate Perry in Saving Grace, def ense lawyer Shambala Green in Law & Order. She was also a regular guest on the drama Threat Matrix, as Carina Wright/Agent Cassandra Hodges. Toussaint co-starred with fellow Trini, the late Sullivan Walker in the 1993 ABC sitcom Where I live, the story of a West Indian-American family in New York. Jamerican and diva extraordinaire, Sheryl Lee Ralph, is an acclaimed show business pro.Ž Her award-winning body of work in fil m, television and the Broadway stage includes originating and creating the role of Deena Jones on Broadway in the landmark musical Dreamgirls, which earned he r a Tony Award Nomination and a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Actress. On television, she has starred in It's a Living, her own series New Attitude, the Georg e Foreman series George, the hit comedy Designing Women and Dee on the smash series Moesha. Ralph is an accomplished author. Her most recent publication Refining Diva Life Lessons from the Original DreamgirlŽ isavailable at through Amazon.com or at the June 29 Salute to Hollywood, where she will be available to sign copies. Award-winning, Guyanese-American, Rob Edwards, an accomplished screenwriter and producer, is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience. His most recent career achievement includes his work as a writer on Disneys Academy-Award and Golden Globe nominated The Princess and the Frog. Edwards has also written for Disneys Academy Award-nominated animated feature, Treasure Planet. He has produced and written for popular television shows including: Full House, A Different World, The Marshall Chronicles, Roc, In the House and In Living Color, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. He also worked on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Out All Night for NBC. He is currently working on The King of the Elves, based on a short story by Phillip K. Dick as well as Animated American for producers Robert Zemeckis, Bob Cooper and Dan Fogelman and Walt Disney Studios and Amulet: The Stonekeeper for Will Smiths company, Overbrook E ntertainment and Warner Bros. The Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) was formed in January 2007 to celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of Caribbe ans, Caribbean-Americans and friends of the Caribbean to international society through conservation and education of Caribbean arts and culture. CHO is a 50 1 (c) (3) organization. The Institute of Caribbean Studies is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, established in 1993, that is dedicate d to policy analysis, education, advocacy and action on issues that impact the Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora. Stayed tuned over the next few weeks as Caribbean Editor Arthia Nixon delivers a backstage pass with these Caribbean-American h onorees. Trinidadian star Lorraine Toussaint Guyanese writer/producer Rob Edwards. Jamaican Sheryl Lee Ralph Trinidadian, Puerto Rican and Cuban Antonio Fargas By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BARBADOS:Rihanna may have sung a song entitled Rehab on her Good Girl Gone Bad album and paparazzi have shot her with what appeared to be blunt in her hand. In the above photo from her We Found Love video, she portrayed one half of a slacker couple going on a drug binge in which she passes out. Now it appears that the singer has been ordered to rehab by Roc Nation owner Jay-Z or else be dropped from his label. Bajans have expressed concern and outrage over the pop star who took her turn at acting in recent months. The singer was spotted with her ex, Chris Brown who was at at the center of a public domestic violence scandal with her. Rihanna has also been recently hospitalized and cancelled some dates on her tour. It is said she was advised to settle down when it came to the wild lifestyle she lives and to clean up her image and act as one of Forbes Most Influential 100 People and Bajan tourism ambassador. Caribbean Commissioners Wives Conclude Conference Over Tea In The Bahamas

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JUNE 23, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B The Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba of South Africa Initiates The Winds of Change By: Asia Cannon & Andrea K. Ortiz Jacksonville press was treated to a momentous occasion one day after Juneteenth when The Most Rev. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Anglican rchbishop of Cape Town, South Africa introduced the Winds of Change Economic Empowerment Initiative. The project consists of a partnership with Royal Bafokeng Holdings, N.G. Wade Investment Company & African Business Development Group to form a $5 billion 100 percent black-owned investment company. The indaba, or initiative is the first global business venture of its kind, which was created to combat the disenfranchisement that occurred during the period of colonial rule in South Africa. The initiative employs sustainable and profitable economic development through business ventures with an African, community-based character. The Archbishop is now travelling throughout the U.S. calling upon various members of the black community to invest in business ownership in and around the African Diaspora. His objectives for the economic indaba are as follows: 1). To empower the African Diaspora by providing jobs and investing in our communities 2). To provide coaching and training to indigenous populations seeking to own and grow their own businesses 3). To create and establish lasting partnerships and business ownership among indigenous populations 4). To remain a good steward in order to make this project run efficiently and effectively through hard work, honesty, and financial accountability Archbishop Makgoba stated that, On the eve of Juneteenth, this moment will be another turning point in history for the African Diaspora in the U.S. and abroad. The Winds of Change Initiative remains dedicated to reinvestment in the sub-continent and other eligible regions with large Diasporic populations. For more information or to find out how you can get involved please contact Bernadette Morris of Sonshine Communications at 305.450.0942 or via email: bmorris@sonshine.com. Achbishop Thabo Makgabo greets conference attendee following his speech Achbishop Thabo Makgabo and Florida Star/Georgia Star Publisher Clara Mcaughlin Florida/Georgia Stars Andrea K. Ortiz addresses the Archbishop with a question Matthew Beatty, Comm Dir, Sonshine Communications Achbishop Thabo Makgabo greetsThe Stars Andrea K. Ortiz and Asia Cannon Archbishop and Senator Tony Hill Office of Mayor Brown

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NORTHEAST FLORIDA BEER CUP 2012 onWednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.Call 904.355.2787 Movies @ Main 2012: RAIN MAN on Thursday June 28, 2012. RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.630.2665 for any information. JACKSONVILLE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral, 256 E. Church Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.356.5507 for additional information. JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL OFFICER INSTALLATION CEREMONY, onThursday June 28, 2012, City Hall At St. James, 117 W. Duval Street Jacksonville, FL 32202. MOSH After Dark: SPEAKING OF SUE: Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for more information. Live Music in the Courtyard by Lyons on Friday, June 29, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information Jackson Vegas and Grandpa's Cough Medicine, 1904-.Friday, June 29, 2012, 19 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.434.3475 for additional information. Jacksonville Landing Market at The Jacksonville Landing on Frida,y June 29, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202 The Ultimate Runway Fashion Show-AMG Uptown on Saturda,y June 30, 2012, at 525 W. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.356.1081 for all information. Community Activities contd..PAGE B 2THE STAR JUNE 23, 2012 *****/Community Activities GA LA CAR CELEBRATES THE GREAT GAINS OF STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES: A mother for special needs is sponsoring the 1st Annual Great Gains Award Celebration for student(s) that have Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) or Dyslexia and have achieved Great Gains in reading. Students with a parent are invited to come and receive a Great Gains Award for their accomplishment on June 23, 2012 at 1:00pm at, Ooh La La GA LA … CAR Boutique Salon. For more information please call 904-487-9254 or visit www.whatzuup.org. Downtown Craft Beer Pub Crawl-Northstar "The Pizza Bar", on Saturday, June 23, 2012, 119 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.860.5451 for more information. 7th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands this Saturday, June 23, 2012, Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for all information. JUNIOR ATTACK DANCE CAMP, Veterans Memorial Arena onSaturday, June 23, 2012, at 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.3900. JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS TENNESSEE SMOKIES Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville: Sunday and Monday, June 24 & 25, 2012 at 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.854.0655 for all information. JEREMIAH AKIN Burro Bar, this Monday, June 25, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Leadership Series: Brigadier General Fleming, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront: Tuesday June 26, 2012, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.588.1234 for all information. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a subsequent public hearing on the construction of a new road connecting Airport Road (State Road 102) and Pecan Park Road. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 13551 Airport Court in Jacksonville. From 5-6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the FDOT Public Information Office at 800-749-2967, extension 3714. Touch Gospel Singers celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Greater Missionary Tabernacle Baptist Church, 5730 Sawyer Ave., Jacksonville, FL, Rev. J. C. Green, pastor Featuring: Lil Jessie & The Miracles, Willie Kirkland, Horace & the Scott Family, Ambassadors for Christ, City Wide Male Chorus, The Farmers Singers, The Vuckers Family, Gospel Caravan, and many other groups of the city. SPECIAL GUESTS: The Supreme Seven Donations: $10.00 (StatePoint) Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America -and the older you are, the more likely you are to be diagnosed with this serious disease. There is good news for those who want to take control of their risk,Ž says Dan Zenka, Senior Vice President of Communication at the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Recent research shows that eating right can help decrease the chance of developing prostate cancer, reduce the likelihood of recurrence and slow the progression of the disease.Ž Here are 10 nutrition tips for men to stay healthy as they age: € Avoid emptyŽ calories by eliminating junk food. Snack on fruits, vegetables and nuts instead. Swap out soda and opt for water or natural juices. € Rely on herbs, spices and garlic for flavor, not sugar, salt and fat. € While fat is a necessary component of a healthy diet, limit the amount you consume from red meat and dairy. Avocados, olives, nuts, seeds and tofu are healthy sources of fat. Trans fatty acids found in margarine, however, should be avoided. € Avoid taking more than 1,500 mg of calcium per day. Skip the supplements and consume your calcium from leafy green vegetables, beans and fish. € Eat more fish. Evidence from several studies suggests that fish can help protect against prostate cancer because they contain "good fat," particularly omega-3 fatty acids. € A lack of vegetables in the diet is a risk factor for aggressive prostate cancer. Vegetables in the broccoli-family are especially beneficial. Use olive oil for cooking for a maximum health benefit. € Avoid over-supplementation with megavitamins. Too many vitamins, especially folate, may fuel the cancer,Ž and while a multivitamin is not likely to be harmful, if you follow a healthy diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and healthy oils, you likely wont even need a multivitamin. € Marinate meat and turn it frequently to prevent charring. Charred meat of any type can produce carcinogens. Alternatively, get your protein from vegetarian sources. € No matter how sound your diet is, regular exercise is its perfect pair. Recent research has suggested that exercise may be one of the best natural antioxidants, eliminating inflammatory molecules that drive cancer. € While eating well and exercising may make a difference in the long run, it doesnt always eliminate your risk of having prostate cancer. Start talking to your doctor about your prostate health and remember to get a prostate screening during your annual physical. While cutting out your favorite foods may seem tough at first, there are delicious ways to enjoy foods that are good for you. For recipe ideas, visit www.pcf.org/nutrition. Nutrition and wellness go hand-in-hand. Taking control of what you put into your body is a great first step toward reducing your risk for prostate cancer and other dangerous diseases. ***** 10 Crucial Nutrition Tips For Senior Men Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Tips For Beautiful Summer Skin (StatePoint) From flowy dresses to oversized sunglasses and strappy sandals -summer is synonymous with chic style. But are you ready to reveal your skin? Here are three tips that will help ensure a healthy glow all season and all year long. Do It Daily: SPF Protection Keep wrinkles and discoloration at bay with a sunscreen that offers protection against UVA and UVB rays. With most sunscreens, an SPF 15 product blocks about 94 percent of UVB rays, an SPF 30 blocks 97 percent of UVB rays, and an SPF 45 blocks about 98 percent of rays,Ž says San Diego-based dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Benabio. To ensure youre using the right amount of sunscreen, apply enough to fill a shot glass 30 minutes before heading outside. Remember to reapply SPF every two hours and after swimming or towel-drying the skin. Refine Your Skin Your skin needs extra care in summer,Ž says Dr. Benabio. Higher temperatures mean revealing more skin, so make sure your delicate underarms arent affected by shaving irritation. You may not realize the effect daily shaving can have on underarms, but clinical data shows it reduces the top layer of skin by 20 percent. As a result, skin loses 50 percent more moisture, leading to dryness and irritation. Thirty-two million women in the U.S. experience underarm red and dark marks due to shaving irritation. This summer, you dont have to shun your favorite sleeveless tops and maxi dresses because of shaving irritation. Instead, Dr. Benabio suggests Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant, the first and only deodorant in the U.S. designed to reduce the appearance of red and dark marks and even skin tone. This new formula with calendula, sunflower seed extracts and moisturizers, helps accelerate your skins natural renewal processes. After using the product for just two weeks, Unilever research reported that nine out of ten women preferred Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant for more even-looking skin tone. The dermatologist-tested formula not only restores skins natural tone, but it provides all of the expected benefits of Dove anti-perspirant/deodorants, like 24-hour odor and wetness protection, along with Dove 1/4 moisturizers. The formula is available in two fragrances, along with a clinical protection formula that offers prescription strength wetness protection without a prescription. More information can be found on www.Dove.com. Pamper Your Feet When the weather is warm, get your feet out of socks and into sandals. Make sure they look great by getting pedicures throughout the season. If it has been a while since your last visit, opt for an electric callus removal treatment. It costs more than standard exfoliation, but is worth the price if you have rough soles. Another tip to get your feet summer-ready is to skip dark polish and opt for the seasons musthave colors, like cheery pinks and sea foam greens. Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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Neither rain nor wind nor tropical storm can keep a good jazz band down, and Golden Isles Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce that the Jazz in the Park concert originally scheduled for May 27, but cancelled due to nasty weather, will take place on Sunday, July 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. Audiences will enjoy the music of The Phil Morrison Trio featuring Michael Hulett. Phil and his trio are known for a fresh blend of East and West that brings a taste of other lands to Americas unique musical form, and Michael Huletts heartfelt soulful vocals combined with his smooth yet smokin' jazz and R&B stylings on sax have made him one of our favorite entertainers. Weve had such a great track record with our shows over the last couple of decades, so were never happy when we have to cancel any concert,Ž says Heather Heath, executive director of Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. Thats why were thrilled the park and these fantastic performers were available to reschedule.Ž Presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities for more than two decades, Jazz in the Park is one of the most popular events in the Golden Isles for residents and visitors alike, entertaining thousands with full seasons of outdoor summer concerts by the sea on select Sundays at high tide, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort. As always, guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. All five concerts this year, through September, take place in the beautiful setting of Neptune Park, directly behind the St. Simons Casino building. Admission to Jazz in the Park, payable at the gate the night of the show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and anyone under 6 gets in free. The full line-up of the 2012 season, which runs through September, can be seen at goldenislesarts.org, or call 912-262-6934 for more information. The 2012 season of Jazz in the Park is sponsored by Yobe Frozen Yogurt, The Island Inn, Magic 105.9, The Wave 104.1, and Atlant ic National Bank. This concert is also made possible in part by generous support from Ann and Wallace Tillman. THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIA SECTION B NEIGHBORTONEIGHBOR: Brunswick Seniors Forced To Start Over After Being Faced With Foreclosure ScandalŽ. Part 2 JUNE 23, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Photo:Angela Favors-Morrell Raymond and Mary Harris, the couple who faced eviction and the possibility of being involved in a multi-million dollar discrimination scandal with SunTrust Bank are continuing to hold off hope that they will return home soon. The traumatized couple in their mid-70s have been overwhelmed with calls ever since their article appeared in our newspaper last week. Im so glad we agreed to do the interview,Ž said Mrs. Harris. As a result of our coming forth, others in our position and those worse off have contacted us to render words of encouragement and to express support for Neighbor To Neighbor. We need to come together as one in order to make ourselves heard and show that we will not be taken advantage of.Ž The couple are not dissuaded from continuing their fight and they are now arming themselves with every document they can lay hands and have been going through the Glynn County court system to see that justice is served. According to court documents, communications with the bank and appraisals obtained by our newspaper, Raymond and Mary Harris assets totaled $1.3 million. This included their home at $500,000, office building at $150,000, raw land worth $565,000 (no lien), rental property $52,000 and CD at $39,000. We asked for a $20,000 loan, they [the bank] used all of our assets and our attorney for the closing,Ž said Mrs. Harris. They tricked us into signing away all of our assets. The loan was over collateralized by $827,000.Ž Mr. Harris said that they went to great lengths to seek assistance in this intricate matter but were met with challenges. We sought help from an attorney in Savannah,Ž said Mrs. Harris showing us the letter. He did contact SunTrust but to no avail They did not attempt to correct the loan. We also sought help from the Attorney General of the State of Georgia. His Assistant attorney General sent our complaint to the Federal Reserve Consumer Help who found SunTrust guilty of discrimination. However, when we sought help from the Georgia State Attorney General on May 9,2012, he refus ed to answer the subpoena and squashed it in the court.Ž The couple said that the justice system has been failing them and other people they know in the same situation. We are totally ignored in the courts,Ž said Mrs. Harris. We have pleadings pending in State Court, Superior Court and the U. S. District Court. The judges, attorneys and banks just ignores us like we have no Constitutional Rights. We have no rights!Ž When we sought help from an attorney in another county and the court threatened him with sanctions and he had to back off and show cause why he should not be sanctioned,Ž she added. The Harrises have also had contact with an employee of Millennium Security Company, which stood on guard to ensure that they we re only allowed to retrieve their belongings between 9am and 5pm when they were evicted. The couple has lost several items including appliances like a refrigerator. An d they said that the attorney for SunTrust has refused to return it. That employee said that he would swear in court that SunTrust Bank sent a crew of people to pick up all of our belongings,Ž sa id Mrs. Harris. They did not give the name of the company and called themselves the "Cleanup Crew". The whole thing is just one big confused mess,Ž a frustrated Mrs. Harris continued. We asked them not to use the home or offi ce building, the totally ignored us. Our story is someone elses warning. I wish everyone who has been foreclosed on to read the case regarding U.S. Bank v. Antonio Ibn ez. Mr. Ibanez was foreclosed on but the court determined U.S. Bank was not the rightful owner of his property when it was foreclosed on. After 2 years Mr. Ibanez's property was awarded back to him because U.S. Bank had no standing in ownership in his property. We are maintaining hope that we will have what is rightfully ours returned as well.Ž Stay tuned for the conclusion of this series in next weeks issue. Raymond and Mary Harris in front of their dream home prior to it being foreclosed. (Photo by Angela Favors-Morrell) JAZZ IN THE PARK CONCERT RAINED OUT IN MAY ALLSETFOR JULY 8 Phil Morrison Trio featuring Michael Hulett

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 15, 2012 … Mayor Alvin Brown and U. S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that Jacksonville will be the host of the Navy-Marine Corps Classic mens basketball game featuring the University of Florida and Georgetown University on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. The game will take place at Naval Station Mayport and is expected to be broadcast on national television. The Navy-Marine Corps Classic continues the tradition begun last year. Mayor Brown also was joined by Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping, whose team will help lead in the citys week-long military appreciation activities. This is a unique way to say thank you to our military while putting Jacksonville on display for countless sports fans tuning in from all over the globe,Ž said Mayor Brown. My staff, especially Sports and Entertainment Director Alan Verlander and the military affairs department, worked tirelessly on the details of this high-profile event to ensure a quality product that would boost Jacksonvilles profile as one of Americas most military-friendly cities.Ž Mayor Brown has prioritized an increase of support for Jacksonvilles military and veterans communities by elevating military affairs to a cabinet-level position. He launched Jobs for Veterans, a public-private partnership with 77 participating companies offering workforce information and jobs to help military men and women transition to civil ian life. Roughly one of every four people in Jacksonville has a connection to the military and the citys military installations together are responsible for more than $ 14 billion in regional economic impact. Proceeds from this event will benefit programs supporting Mayor Brown and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khans vision for tra nsitional housing for veterans. "The Navy is excited to work with the city of Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport to bring the Navy-Marine Corps Classic to the First Coast," Mabus said. "The Navy is America's Away Team; when we are on the job, we operate forward around the globe and often out of sight of the American people. This is a unique opportunity to showcase the Navy, and to join together to honor our veterans and active duty military." The two programs are among the nations elite. Both teams have won NCAA National Championships in mens basketball. Were honored to take part in such a special event, and one that brings recognition to the United States Navy and Marine Corps ,Ž said University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan. The U.S. Navy has a long and storied history in the city of Jacksonville, and this should be a truly spec ial night. To be able to play an opponent and program the caliber of Georgetown in a city that means so much to the Gator Nation is something were proud to be a part of.Ž Georgetown University head coach John Thompson, III stated, It is a tremendous honor for our team to be involved with an event that will recognize the contributions of the United States Navy and all of our military. It will be an incredible learning experience for all involved with our program We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this historic game with Florida in Jacksonville.Ž JUNE 23, 2012 THESTAR Mayor Brown Announces Major Sporting Event PAGEB-4 Jacksonville Jaguars 2012 Draft Party Hits A High Note At TheMarkets At Town CenterFloyd Mayweathers camp is greatly concerned about the amount of potential earnings he will lose due to his three month stint in jail for domestic battery. And they have every right to be concerned with the announcement that the boxer is the highest paid athlete at the moment. According to Forbes list of highest paid athletes, the boxer earned $40 million in his fight with Ortiz and $45 million in his fight with Cotto totaling $85 million. Golfer Tiger Woods who has been at the top for 11 years is now sitting in third place with $59.4 million. In fourth place is NBA MVP LeBron James with $53 million. Other athletes making the list included Kobe Bryant and Usain Bolt. Navy Region Southeast Commander Rear Admiral Jack Scorby (Left), Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping, Council President-Elect Bill Bishop, Sports and Entertainment Director Alan Verlander, Military Affairs, Veterans & Disabled Services Director Rear Admiral (Retired) Victor Guillory. (Florida Sports Wire)Mayweather Ends Tigers Eleven Year Reign As Highest Paid Athlete With $85 Million Earned In Just Two Fights

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The shoes debuted on the facebook page ahead of its actual release in August, around the time school opens. Normally, an early release is for anticipation. Adidas further states that the design is nothing more than the designer unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery.Ž UniqueŽ is not the correct word.  CopyŽ is a perfect fit. I say it is not enough because ad agencies promote and propel sales of new products. Ad agencies are handsomely paid. Before the early released promos and the actual announcements to the marketplace,there is the budget, the designers approved works, the mounts of study, logs of research, situation room of paperwork, containers of employees, beta sites, etc cetera, have taken place and the expected profits, Christmas bonus and private jet trip to the superbowl factured in. My point is a launch of a new product in a profitable corporation is an enormous task and million of dollars upfront. We all know that fashion repeat itself. The key word here is repeat! We all have something that once was in style. So, what is Adidas and their design team really telling the African American? What is the ultimate message here? You were once in slavery. so lets do it again? On facebook, critics have had some choice language about the designed fashion and the thousands of comments have been both positive and negative. But that is not the point. We have worn shackleŽ before. Did not have to pay for them. They were free! If Adidas, one of the worlds largest mass producers of footwear can be so insensitive and irresponsibility, quite frankly, an apology is like an insufficient check and should be placed in their loss of business category on this years tax statement. There is a United Kingdom based charity for international workers rights. It is appropriately called War on Want.Ž They have weighed in on the comments and have labeled them exploitative. 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JUNE 23, 2012THE STARPR 1 Asia Cannon of Ribault High School expressed her desire to become a journalist. She requested to get experience through the citys oldest, largest and most read African American newspaper. Asia said she expected to learn but she did not expect what happened during her first two days. The morning started with her learning about invoices but the afternoon took her away from the facility where she was able to personally meet and shake hands with The Most Reverend Thabo Makgoba, Angelican Archbishop of Cape Town, South African. Archbishop Makgoba took the place of Archbishop Tutu and is the youngest archbishop to hold such a position. Her assignment was to write a story about the conference. The following afternoon, Asia and a student from Ed White High School, Christella Lewis, were privileged to go with Clara McLaughlin, owner, and her assistant, Andea Ortiz, a psychologist from San Diego, California. Andrea has worked with The Star for many events. They were scheduled to go to Jacksonvilles City Hall. The young ladies knew where City Hall was but never dreamed of visiting it. They were scheduled to meet with Angela Spears, Deputy Director for Mayor Alvin Brown who herself is a trained journalist. Ms. Spears talked with them about her experiences as a journalist and news anchor, and the many roads they may have to travel. And then, the girls had a shock of their life. There was a knock on the door and to their amazement, Mayor Alvin Brown came in and greeted them. You would have thought a celebrity movie or music star had walked in the door by the look on their faces. They were awed that the mayor would personally greet and encourage them. To top it off, as Ms. Spears was showing them around City Hall, they met former City Councilwoman and present Florida State Representative Mia Jones before looking in on a City Council Committee meeting. That evening, Christella was able to go to the radio station to witness The Florida Stars live radio show, Impact, where Ms. Ortiz talked about bulling. These students say they are ready to continue their desire to get in the media. Asia is an intern through POPS (Professional Opportunities Program for Students, Inc.), designed to build character in teens to believe and succeed, earn their high school diplomas and assist in their preparation for future success through personal enrichment, advanced education and professionally based careers. The Florida Star is honored to participate in such a valuable program for our youth. Paid Summer Program bring delight and professional exposure to area students Andrea Ortiz & Angela Spears Christella Lewis & State Rep Mia Jones Mayor Brown & Andrea Ortiz State Rep Mia Jones and Asia Cannon Angela Spears and Christella Lewis Asia Cannon and Angela Spears, Deputy Director for Mayor Brown Mayor Brown & Christella Lewis. Asia Cannon, intern from Ribault, Mayor Alvin Brown and Christella Lewis, Edward White High

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Despite Big Declines, Rates for AfricanAmerican Teens Higher than Average A Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -The U.S. teen pregnancy rate has plummeted 40% between 1990 and 2008 (the most recent data available) and is now at a historic low, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The teen pregnancy rate in 2008 now stands at 70 per 1,000 women age 15-19; down from its 1990 peak of 117 per 1,000. Other highlights from the report include: Between 1990 and 2008, rates of teen pregnancy have declined by almost one-half among non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks, and by about one-third among Hispanic teens. Although rates have declined among all racial and ethnic groups, 2008 pregnancy rates for non-Hispanic black (122 per 1,000 age 1519) and Hispanic teens (112 per 1,000 age 1519) were two to three times higher than the rate for non-Hispanic white teens (45 per 1,000 age 15-19). Between 1990 and 2008 pregnancy rates declined for teens of all ages„the rate for those age 10-14 is the lowest ever reported; the rate for those 15-17 declined by almost half; and the rate for those 18-19 declined by about one-third. "The impressive declines in teen pregnancy have been both wide and deep," said Sarah Brown, CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. "The rates have gone down in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups. The steady declines in teen pregnancy represent one of the nation's great success stories of the past two decades and the thanks go to teens themselves." Visit www.TheNationalCampaign.org for more information. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr 60_07.pdf to view the new report. -------------------------------------------------------Great Sleep Tips For Summertime(StatePoint) Summers here -the sun is shining and its time to relax. Drifting off to sleep when the heat and humidity kick in can actually be more difficult than it sounds, especially for people who dont have air conditioning. Maintaining a cool bedroom temperature is just one of many ways the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recommends people can get a better nights sleep. Here are a few other strategies from the NSF report Recommendations for a Healthy SleepŽ: Make your day work for you: Morning exposure to sunlight, daily exercise and a consistent routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time will help program your body to wind down when its time to sleep. Calming activities, such as leisure reading, will also help you relax and ease the transition into deeper sleep. Create a sleep sanctuary: Dim the lights in the evening to tell your body bedtime is approaching and sleep in a dark room. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary from all the stresses of the day. Keep it cool, quiet and free from distractions. While room lights, TV, computers and other electronics illuminate our worlds well beyond nightfall and give us the ability to stay active after dark, scientists are now contemplating how this prolonged exposure to light might interfere with our bodies naturally-programmed sleep patterns. In other words, computers, cell phones and work assignments should be out of sight. Have a backup plan: Lessen the pressures of trying to fall asleep by selecting a calming activity thats right for you. If youre not sleepy, simply get out of bed and do something relaxing in dim light. Return to bed only when you are sleepy. Talk to your doctor if sleeplessness persists: Sometimes lifestyle changes and behavioral approaches are not enough to correct the issue. A variety of over-the-counter (OTC) medications are available to treat occasional sleeplessness. For example, ZzzQuil, from the makers of Vicks NyQuil, is a non-habit-forming sleep-aid that can help you fall asleep and get a good nights rest. For more tips on getting a better night sleep, visit www.zzzquil.com. ***** JUNE 23, 2012 THE STARPR 2 U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate at Historic Low

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JUNE 23, 2012 THE STARPR 4 AFRICAN AMERICAN IMAGES What Black Parents Must Do This Summer There is a 3 year gap between Black and White students. Many people love to believe it's due to income, fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent and lack of parental involvement. I believe that a major reason for the gap is that we continue to close school for the summer as if we were an agrarian economy. And I doubt that many Black youth will be farming this summer. If you multiply 3 months by 12 years you will see the 3 year gap. It is my opinion that Black youth would have fewer academic challenges if their schools remained open during the summer and/or their parents kept them academically engaged. Middle-income parents who value education enroll their children in some type of academic experience during the summer. They also visit libraries, museums, zoos and colleges. Other parents allow their children to sleep longer, play more video games, watch more television and play basketball until they can't see the hoop. These students will have to review the same work they had mastered in May, when the school year begins in September. Black parents cannot allow their children to lose 3 months every year. Black parents should not say they cannot afford to take their child to the library. It's free! Most museums have discounted days. A male friend of mine shared his experience with me when he took his family to the museum. He wondered why so many people were staring at him. His wife and children had to tell him he was the only Black man in the building! I am appealing to every father to take his children to the library this summer, and to include a visit to the museum, and the zoo. And I am appealing to every mother to make other arrangements, if the father cannot or will not take the children. We need for every parent to make sure that their child reads at least one book per week and to write a book report. I am reminded of the formula Sonya Carson used to develop Ben Carson to become the best pediatric neurosurgeon. This low-income single parent, with a third grade education, had enough sense to tell her sons to turn off the television, read a book and write a report that her sister would grade! I have a theory. I believe that I can go into your house and within 5 minutes tell you the type of student who lives there and predict his/her future. I believe that the items needed in the home of engineers, doctors, lawyers, accountants etc., are very different from the ballplayers, rappers, and criminals. I am very concerned that when I visit a house that has more CDs and downloads than books. My company African American Images has designed a special collection of books for boys. The specific set that I am referencing is titled, Best Books for Boys. We also have one for parents and teachers. We have found the sets to be very resourceful since research indicates that one of the major reasons why boys dislike reading is because of the content. Let's work together to close the gap. I look forward to your children's teacher asking them how they spent their summer,......and your children proudly answering by saying that they went to the library, museum, zoo, colleges and other great educational institutions. Enjoy your summer! Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is the author of over 35 books including, There is Nothing Wrong with Black Students and Raising Black Boys. For additional information, contact 1-800-5521991, Fax# (708) 672-0466. P.O. Box 1799, Chicago Heights, IL 60412. Website: http://www.africanamericanimages.com, Email: customersvc@africanamericanimages.com. CALLING ALL YOUTH GOLFERS !!On Saturday, June 23rd, Omegas 4 Change, Inc. and Blue And White Charities, Inc. will host the Dr. William J. Scott Youth Golf Tournament and Clinic at the renowned First Tee of Jacksonville Brentwood Golf Course. This prestigious event is Free and open to Youth ages 10 through 17. Registration starts at noon. The golf clinic is from noon until 1:00 PM. The Tournament starts promptly at 1:30 PM. Sponsors are welcome. Proceeds will go towards college scholarships for Jacksonville-area students on behalf of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. This event promises to be an enjoyable day of mentoring, golfing and networking with local students, educators, businesses, families, and friends for a great cause! We look forward to seeing you at The First Tee of Jacksonville Brentwood Golf Course at 1157 Golfair Boulevard. For Registration or Sponsorship information, please call (904) 566-9853 or 904-718-8493

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Man Leads Police on Chase After Robbing and Carjacking Woman A man was arrested after robbing and carjacking a woman, then leading police on a chase. Police say at approximately 1:15 a.m., a woman called 911 from an apartment to report that a man with a gun robbed her of her 2011 Dodge magnum and purse. She reported that the suspect walked up to her while she was entering into her car and asked her for a cigarette. When she told him she did not smoke, the suspect pulled a handgun and demanded her purse and keys. The suspect also ordered her to get into the car, but she refused. The suspect took her car keys and purse and drove away in her car. An alert was placed with a full description of the vehicle and suspect's information. At approximately 5 a.m., patrol deputies spotted the stolen vehicle. Patrol units began following the armed suspect traveling in the stolen vehicle until additional backup units could arrive and safely conduct a felony vehicle stop. The deputies tried to have the suspect vehicle to come to a stop at a dead end road. Units set up a road block at the open end of the street to block the vehicle from fleeing. As they tried to corner him, the suspect vehicle turned around and rammed two patrol cars as it attempted to flee the area, causing damage to the patrol cars but no injuries to the deputies. The vehicle eventually stopped and the driver got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The passenger that was in the car was detained at the scene. K9 Deputies were able to track the suspects location. SWAT was called out after the suspect refused to exit the residence. Hostage Negotiators began calling into the house and convinced two subjects to voluntarily come out on their own, which they did. A third subject, Marvin B. Davy, 26, did not comply with orders and refused to exit the house. SWAT members deployed a flash/percussion device and entered into the residence. SWAT began to search the residence and found Davy hiding in the attic. Davy was taken into custody without injuries. Suspect Jerry Lee Reid, 25, was also arrested. Following interviews with detectives, suspect Reid confessed to robbing the victim and stealing her car earlier. Reid also admitted to ramming the deputies vehicles in an attempt to escape. Davy was charged with possession of Marijuana and was released on his own recognizance. Reid was charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, armed robbery with a firearm, and grand theft auto. The investigation continues. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star JUNE 23, 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. Woman Stabs Boyfriend A woman was arrested for stabbing her boyfriend during a dispute. Police received a call at around 12:21 a.m. from a hospital concerning a domestic altercation that resulted in a stabbing. Deputies and detectives responded to the hospital and to a home where the stabbing occurred. A witness told detectives he saw the altercation and stabbing. 34-year-old Paulene Elaine Randle fled the home and the witness drove the victim to the hospital. Detectives say Randle, the victim and the witness were guests at the home where an argument began between Randle and her boyfriend. The witness said he saw Randle pick up an 8-inch knife off the kitchen counter and stab her boyfriend on his left side shoulder, very near his neck. The witness disarmed Randle and she then fled the home. The victim was treated for a non-life threatening injury as a result of the stab wound. At 1:32 a.m., Randle was located at a different home. Detectives developed probable cause and arrested her. She was transported to a hospital first for unspecified reason, released, and then taken to jail where she remains on no bond. She was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Paulene Randle Jerry Reid

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JUNE 23, 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. Summer Safety Parents and guardians … you are accountable for your juvenile children. Responsibility for setting and keeping these rules is up to the parent/legal guardian: € Do not leave a young person at home. A big safety concern for parents is how to protect kids who are home alone during summer months. Only a parent can determine the right ageŽ for their child to be at home unsupervised, based on maturity level and other factors. NO CHILD should ever be given the responsibility of caring for another, younger sibling unless they are responsible, older children who would normally babysit for younger children who are not relatives. € The favorite rule uttered by parents is: Don't let a stranger inside the house.Ž It's a good rule, but ineffective. StrangerŽ is not the best word to use. Kids expect strangers to be scaryŽ when indeed they look like an everyday person and kids need to know that. And some of the greatest threats to a childs safety can come from someone on the Internet and NOT necessarily at the front door. There are a few rules parents need to teach a child who is home alone: € Keep All Doors Closed: Instead of telling kids not to let a stranger in, the safer rule needs to be: "Keep the doors shut and locked at all times." Instead of filling your child's head with "don'ts"; simply tell them to keep all the doors to the outside (including the garage) closed and locked. If someone comes to the door, your child can communicate with this person through the door, while on the phone with a trusted adult. € Know Exactly Who Your Child Is With: If a parent doesn't know his or her child's friends, and the parents or guardians of those friends, then it's not wise to let your child associate with them either in your home or for outings. If a young person your child is associating with isn't someone you know, personally, that is a "red flag". If you don't have a contact name and number for the guardian of that person, how can you contact them in case of an emergency, or if your child is late returning home? € Look Out for One Another: Find a close neighbor or friend who wouldn't mind your child calling him or her in case your child can't reach you. Make sure the child knows to call this person to chick in if you cannot be reached or if they need an adult's help. Grandparents can provide an excellent "assist" to parents, and if living in town might welcome a call from a grandchild to say he/she is home safely. € Have a Plan: Parents need to remember that kids who are home alone are much more likely to encounter dangers such as fire from burning popcorn or falling down the stairs than being abducted by a stranger. It is very important that the family has a plan and knows how to react to different situations that may occur. Run practice drills and make sure your child does not hesitate or deviate from the plan that you have enacted. € Rules for Internet Use: Children need to know what is OK to do until mom or dad gets home, and what is not. Getting started on summer reading assignments, letting the dog out, having a snack, what friends can come over, what websites they can visit and which are off limits. These are decisions and rules that a parent or guardian should discuss with the child and decide on, before summer vacation gets underway. There can be structure to a child's day, even if no one else is home, leaving less opportunity for an unsupervised child to get into trouble. € Use Parental Controls on Television and Internet Your Safety Man Arrested for Selling Drugs to Undercover Cop A man was arrested after selling drugs to an undercover cop. Police say 31-year-old Lashawn Juan HerculesŽ Mitchell had set up a drug deal with undercover narcotics detective in a gas station parking lot. Mitchell drove up to a gas pump in a grey Chevrolet Silverado pickup and the cash for cocaine was exchanged with the detectives. Mitchell then sped off at a high rate of speed. Marked units followed the pickup but broke off a brief pursuit and notified police. The pickup was located the next day when police received a suspicious vehicle call that matched the description of Mitchells pickup. Police located the locked pickup at a business parked off of about four miles from where the drug deal originally occurred. Police say the pickup was actually rented by a woman from Enterprise Rental Cars. A waiver of search was signed and evidence collected from inside the pickup. Mitchell was subsequently identified as Hercules,Ž the man in the cocaine drug deal. A detective with the Fugitive Apprehension Unit assisted in making the arrest of Mitchell. Mitchell was arrested and charged with sale and delivery of cocaine, possession of cocaine, fleeting to elude law enforcement officers, and driving while license revoked (felony habitual traffic offender). Mitchel remains in jail on no bond. Police say anybody with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to report it to police. Lashawn Mitchell Dangers ofYoung Children and Water According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Every day, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children age 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States.Ž € Never leave small children unattended around any body of water (pool, bathtub, lake, etc.). Small children don't often think of water as a danger and they are, by nature, very curious. Being left alone in or around water without supervision can be fatal. € Learn CPR especially if you own a pool or live near the water. Valuable lifesaving seconds are lost by having to wait for Emergency Medical Services to arrive to begin CPR. Four to six minutes without oxygen can cause irreversible brain damage or death. € Swimming lessons are no substitute for supervision of young children in and around water and no one should ever swim alone. € Swimming pools should be enclosed by a 4-sided fence that is at least 5 feet high and separates the pool area from the house. The fence gate should have a self-closing, self-latching mechanism, which is located on the side of the gate closest to the pool and out of reach of small children. Reaching and/or throwing aids should be readily available.

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Woman Found Naked Eating Ice Cream After Leaving Car Crash Houston, TXPolice say that Stephanie Dillard, 34, had crashed into a Metro bus and got out of the car to walk away from the scene. Her three children, ages 5, 12, and 16, were left in the car while she went to a nearby CVS store where she started to take her clothes off as she ate ice cream. When police arrived, Dillard tried to resist arrest and started a fight with the officers. She eventually was arrested. The children in the car were found with minor injuries, including a large gash over the 5-year-olds eye. Dillard was charged with endangering a child and her bond is being set at $2,000. The children were put in the care of their grandmother Man Arrested for Running Naked After Seeing Spider in Bed Albion, ILOne morning, a 20-year-old man woke up to see a spider in his bed. He instantly reacted with fear by running and crashing through a glass door. The sight of a spider may have been so horrifying that the man kept running through the streets with nothing on. He was seen by many and the police started receiving many disturbed calls about a streaker running through their neighborhood, while he had blood and cuts all over his body which were from the glass. Police responded and went in search of the naked running man, but later discovered that he had eventually returned home where he was finally dressed. He was arrested, but police finally learned what had happened and he was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Police are not releasing the identity of the man due to the nature of the incident. JUNE23, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Postal Worker Steals Gift Cards A postal worker was arrested for stealing gift cards from the mail that were supposed to be delivered. Police say 41-year-old Kimberly L. Hunter worked for the U.S. Postal Service. According to documents, she worked there for about 15 years and she was working as a distribution clerk from December 2010 through July 11, 2011. Working as a distribution worker, Hunter had access to mail on a daily basis. According to reports, hunter had stolen approximately 122 pieces of mail and gift cards from the mail during the time she worked as a distribution worker. Police say the total value of the amount stolen from the mail was $5,147. Hunter was arrested and charged with theft. She was sentenced to 366 days in prison. This is not Hunters first time with the law as she has prior convictions including worthless checks and failure to redelivering rental property. Police Looking for Robber who Dropped Cell Phone Police are looking for this man who dropped his cell phone with stunning pictures of himself during an attempted robbery. The victim was walking down a street at around 8 p.m. where he says the robber approached him from behind, put him in a chokehold and held, what he believed to be, a box cutter to his neck. The suspect demanded money and then began to run away, but the victim chased after him and fought with his assailant. The suspect cut his hands during the struggle, which made the victim back up thinking the suspect was severely injured. The suspect managed to get away. As the robber fled and disappeared, he left behind a cellphone, which was dropped during the struggle. The cell phone contained pictures of the suspect, which matched that of the description given by the victim. Anyone with any information is asked to report to police or Crime Stoppers. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest. Man Kills Daughter After Mixing Child Formula withVodka Dekalb County, GAPolice say 20-year-old Keith Antonine Furlow had given his 4-month-old daughter a bottle of baby formula that was mixed with vodka. The baby died after drinking it and was rushed to the hospital. According to documents, the baby had a blood-alcohol level of .1119. Furlow said it was an accident, but he still was arrested and charged with second-degree cruelty to children, which is a felony charge. Furlows father commented that Furlow had five children that he loved and cared for and that this was truly an accident, but it seems as if the law will not take this very lightly. Furlow may also be charged with criminal negligence and cruel and excessive physical pain by feeding a four month old an alcoholic beverage. Man Bites Chunk offof Police Dogs Ear, Held on $1.25 Million Bail Wilmington, NCPolice officers and a police dog were chasing after 22-year-old Travis Keith Glaspie, who was a convicted felon that was wanted for a shooting. The dog was able to catch up with the suspect and bit his leg. As the dog and Glaspie struggled on the ground, Glaspie tore off a chunk from the dogs ear with his teeth. The dog did leave some marks on Glaspies body, but the mark left on the dog was far worse. The dogs ear was split in two and was bleeding heavily, which required more than 15 stitches. Glaspie was arrested and charged with drug possession, property damage, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer, and assault on a law enforcement animal. Glaspie is being held on $1,025,000 bail. (Top) suspect poses for camera. (Bottom)suspect eating wrong end of cotton candy.Kimberly Hunter

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JUNE 23, 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: Dashabriunna C. Baker Age: 17 Weight: 94 lbs Last seen: 5/30/12 Name: Arton G. Brown Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 5/31/12 Name: Anthony Maurice Franklin Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 5/09/12 Name: Monique Alexa Hogan Age: 17 Weight: 210 lbs Last seen: 5/23/12 Name: Gabriel Rene Age: 17 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 5/16/12MOSTWANTED Armed RobberyPolice were dispatched to a robbery at a Walgreens store. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect walked into the store, demanded money and shot a black handgun into the air. The suspect was given money and fled in a silver truck. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Aurtrell FordOffense:Robbery Name: Rolle James Gamble Offense:Attempted Second Degree Murder Name: Kevon Gary GayleOffense: Tortures Animal with Intent Name: Fritznel Etienne Offense:Traffic in Stolen Property/ False Info to Pawnbreaker



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Seth Ablordeppey, a Florida A&M University (FAMU) professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has received a United States patent (No. 8,158,646) for extensive modifications to the drug Cryptolepine. Preliminary tests indicate the drug will be effective at treating infections commonly found in HIV/AIDS, chemotherapy, and organ transplant patients. In addition, it has fewer side effects than several currently used drugs. Cryptolepine is a series of compounds derived from a native plant of Ghana, West Africa. When compared to drugs currently on the market, the high potency and fewer side affects associated with Cryptolepine could ultimately combat opportunistic infections that attack weakened immune systems. Halle Berry has been ordered to pay her ex, model Gabriel Aubry, a whopping $20G per month by a family law judge, according to a report from TMZ. Berry, 45, was ordered to begin making the payments which add up to nearly a quarter of a million dollars per year earlier this week. The former couple has a four-year-old daughter, Nahla, together. The two have been engaged in a bitter custody battle following their 2010 split. This is the first time a judge has issued a court order over child support, despite the former couples very public battle. Last year, Berry told People magazine "Our issues were never about fighting for her. We both know a child needs both her parents. But what I want to say about it is sometimes, as a couple, you reach an impasse. We needed a court and a judge to help us work out some of the delicate issues ... because for her sake, this is the best way. We both love her more than life." Berry is now engaged to actor Olivier Martinez and reportedly wants to move Nahla to France with her. The Florida Guide for Aging Drivers is a handy book available at no cost to senior drivers, compliments of the Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition. Why does Florida need an aging driver guide? Actually, it makes perfect sense when you consider that Florida leads the nation with 18 percent of its population age 65 and older. In fact, by the year 2030, over 27 percent will be over age 65, with half of those 75 or older. Mirroring this growth, an increasing proportion of drivers in Florida are getting older. Currently, nearly 3 million drivers in Florida are over age 65. Users will find safe driving tips, licensing information, lists of resources, and community contacts for every county in the state. Basically, the guide offers just about everything an aging driver needs to be more proactive about staying safe on the road. The guide is designed to help aging drivers strike a balance between safety and the need for independence. The hope is that the guide will take the time to consider their driving abilities, take steps to improve their driving skills, and explore other transportation options Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by the Los Angeles police was shown on television sets across America, ending any doubts about how the police often treat black men in custody, was found dead on Sunday, June 17, in his swimming pool. Rialto, Calif., police discovered the 47-year-old King, an avid swimmer, at the bottom of his pool after receiving a 911-call at 5:25 a.m. from his fiance. As stated by Rev. Al Sharpton, Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, pressed ahead with contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder. Attempting to argue that AG Holder somehow withheld information with regards to the Fast and Furious case, Issa has engaged in a political witch hunt that proves only one thing: the hypocrisy of GOP members for personal and Party benefit. The highest officer of law and order in this nation has been ridiculed, scapegoated throughout this 'investigation.' AG Holder was spoken to and mistreated as if he were a child, without probable cause, and after he cooperated, he was made an example of. What this GOP leader showed us is that no matter what our stature in this world, someone can easily try to 'put us in our place.' What could be more outrageous? Let's remember that Fast and Furious was created under the Bush Administration. They fail to mention that AG Holder was the one who ended the program. 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 Stand Your Ground, 10-20-Life Laws Is there a Color Difference? Ugg"Rtgr"Tcr Ugg"Rcigu"C/6"cpf"C/7 Jcnng"Dgtt{"Owuv"Rc{"Hcvjgt &42.222"oqpvjn{"hqt"ejknf uwrrqtv"hqt"jgt"fcwijvgt Igv"Tgcf{ hqt"c"Dwii{ Uwoogt Dki"Rquukdknkv{"hqt"Vjg Jgcv"cpf"vjg"PDC Keep your fly swatter by your side. Experts predict buggy summer across the United States. Mosquitoes, ants, water bugs, ticks and bees. According to reports, they will be out with vengeance. Please get rid of standing water, eliminating bugs breeding grounds. The best advice is: get out the bug spray on warm days, and dont be near water during dawn and dusk hours. David Fullwood, 73 year old white male threaten his wife and shot in the ground, he received five years probation and now free after one year; Marissa Alexander is black. Her husband threaten her and was known as an abuser. She shot in the wall. She received 20 Years. Is there an underline race difference? Tqfpg{"Mkpi"Ftqypu W0"U0"Cvvqtpg{"Igpgtcn"Gtke Jqnfgt."Jkijguv"Ncy"Qhhkegt Rcvgpv"qp"JKX1CKFU"Ftwi Pgy"Kphqtocvkqp"hqt"Hnqtkfcu Cikpi"Ftkxgtu Yjq"Yqp"vjg"HkijvA The Florida Star received telephone calls early Monday morning asking what is being done about the seemingly racist laws in Jacksonville. Of course, we had to hear why the question was being raised. Mr. Isiah Rumlin, president of the NAACP made The Star aware of the David Franklin Fullwood case. There was not much publicity on Fullwood but there was court information. Fullwood had, over the years threaten to kill his wife, according to the police report filed on May 17, 2010. After accusing her repeatedly about stealing his money he got out his .357 revolver and shot into the ground approximately 20 feet away from where she was standing. You probably did not read about David and the fact that he finally pleaded guilty, bargained for 5 years probation and was released, uncontested after serving one year of his probation. Marissa Alexander did not threaten her husband after having reported his abuse more than once. Marissa did not feel that she had done wrong when she shot her weapon, hitting the wall, to frighten her abusive husband so, she did not accept the offer to plea guilty. Dan Evans of The Florida Star had the opportunity to interview her step son. I sat in the State Attorneys office waiting on the arrival of 12 year old Pernell Gray. UvcpfContinued on A-3 We dont know where the rest of America will be on Thursday night, but Floridians will be watching the fifth game of the NBA. They may be in south Florida but it is still Florida and in the end, we are a family. The Oklahoma Thunder is facing their first feeling of loss after the Miami Heat won Tuesday 104-98, which was game 4 of the NBA Finals. Many prayers went up Tuesday night as the viewers watched LeBron play while in pain. It is noted that Thursday is the last game for this season to be played at home and the Heat must win while they are on their home turf because it will not be the same for them if they go to Oklahoma. Have you seen the Oklahoma fans? Come on Heat make it hot, win here at home for Florida. Manny Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Timothy Bradley after a five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored the Filipino fighter in a video review. Pacquiao said Thursday he would prefer a rematch rather than Bradley giving up the WBO welterweight title that he won on a split decision because "people may think I just usurped it." The fight was held on The five judges on the review panel all scored the fight in Pacquiao's favor. The June 9 bout in Las Vegas cannot be over turned by the WBA. Dixville Family Reunion Ugg"Etkog"("Lwuvkeg

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN, William D., 57, died June 12, 2012. ARMSTRONG, Johnnie Mae, 54, died June 16, 2012. ATKINS, Joann D., died June 16, 2012. BARTON, Thomas Lee, Sr., 75, died June 14, 2012. BAKER, Nevaeh M. Bell, infant, died June 11, 2012. BLASINGAME, Harry E., 87, died June 13, 2012. BROWN, Marethea Griffin, 71, died June 11, 2012. CAPEHART, Edna Conkle, 82, died June 16, 2012. CLEVELAND, Gertrude, died June 16, 2012. CROSSNO, Marry, 92, died June 16, 2012. ETHRIDGE, Virginia L., 81, died June 13, 2012. EVELEIGH, Carl F., Jr., 84, died June 16, 2012. FOSTER, Emmit C., 78, June 13, 2012. GARRISON, Enoch E., Jr., 91, died June 12, 2012. GLOVER, Roy Pat, 80, died June 15, 2012. GRAY, Rose, 87, died June 13, 2012. GREGORY, Lois E., 86, died June 12, 2012. GRIFFIS, Charlie Robert (C.R.), Sr., 74, died June 13, 2012. HALL, Crystal Nicole, 22, died June 15, 2012. HARRISON, Jane E., 65, died June 15, 2012. HAVERKAMP, James, 71, died June 15, 2012. HAYES, Helen, died June 13, 2012. HOLLIFIELD, Edward, 87, died June 16, 2012. HOLSTINE, Ouida, 90, died June 15, 2012. JACKSON, Beverly Laverne, died June 13, 2012. JOHNS, Azure W., 89, died June 12, 2012. JONES, Hudson Napoleon, died June 14, 2012. LANG, Sharon, died June 14, 2012. MAYHUE, Millie J., died June 13, 2012. McWHIRT, David Samuel, 69, died June 13, 2012. MORGAN, Elease, 83, died June 17, 2012. OGLESBEE, George, died June 15, 2012. PARSONS, Geraldine Fischer, died June 15, 2012. RHODES, Rijshijka V., died June 14, 2012. SANFORD, Ronnie Lamar, 65, died June 11, 2012. SULLIVAN, Susanne Maria, died June 17, 2012. TAYLOR, Cheryl J., 56, died June 14, 2012. THOMAS, Ruby Mae, 82, died June 15, 2012. VANT, Lembit, 70, died June 15, 2012. WATERS, Mary Fleming, 86, died June 17, 2012. WEINMANN Robert Lee, 82, died June 14, 2012. WIGHT, Margie Marie, 64, died June 16, 2012. WOODBURY, Louise E., 80, died June 16, 2012. YOUNG, Bernice Cole, June 15, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ADAMS, Teresa (Sissy) Strickland, 47, died June 18, 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 23, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... GREATER MISSIONARY TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 5730 Sawyer Ave., Jacksonville, is having REVIVAL NIGHT COME ONE!!! COME ALL!!! June 27 29, 2012. Guest Speakers: Wednesday, June 27th, Rev. Philip Mercer; Thursday, June 28th, Pastor Wallace Wyatt; Friday, June 29th, Sister Sandra Waldrop. Women Shoe Sizing Night (Fund Raising for the Church). Theme: But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 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, 2730 West Edgewood Ave in Jacksonville with Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor. 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. THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville LOC of the Millions More Movement Inc., a local nonprofit organization, is appealing for the donation of a truck or van, new or used. This vehicle will be used for clothes pickup and restricted to only organizational business. The vehicle will be most useful in helping us to do what we do best, "Serve The People". Help Jacksonville LOC., for the Millions More Movement Inc., as we work to end the violence through a good, quality education, and not more incarceration". Visit our website:www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc Call 904-240-9133 or 904-354-1775 if you want to make a financial donation or learn more about our organization. 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 23, 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 The step son of Marissa Alexander. State Attorney Angela Corey and communications director Jackie Barnard were present. Mrs. Corey informed The Florida Star that Pernell had to testify twice. Once at the Stand Your Ground Hearing and once at the Trial. While waiting the question was asked, should the appeal not go in Mrs. Alexanders favor ,what are the chances of clemency from the Governor. Mrs. Corey mentioned the case may never reach the GOVERNOR for that decision because if you start being partial to one you have to be partial to all. The case is about discharging a weapon and a victim being in fear. An assault charge is fear based for the victim. It seems there is still more to the story ,especially from the other side. Abuse in a relationship is ugly no body wins and the children are the biggest losers. But The Florida Star is preparing that story for a future issue. This story is about a 12 year old male child and how he is doing. Upon the arrival of Mr. Pernell Gary with his father Rico Gray introductions were made and we sat down to talk. I assured Pernell that this interview was about him and that other children reading about him would be given hope. TS: How old are you Pernell. PG: 12 TS: Where do you go to school? PG: Ribald Middle TS: How are you doing?..Are you a good student? PG: Im ok...Yes. TS: As and Bs PG : Yes sir. TS: On the honor roll? How are your grades? PG: Average. TS: What is your favorite subject? PG: Ill say Science. TS: What do you like about science? PG: In science we use instruments and work on projects and stuff. TS: What is the greatest thing you remember about your science class? PG: When I had to draw an animal cell and name the parts. TS: Do you have a favorite teacher? PG; Yes..Ms Smith. TS: What do you like about her? PG: She like me a lot and she encourages me on life. And that I can do things. TS: Do you play ball? Football or basketball. PG: Yes sir..football..offensive line. TS: Play for the jaguars one day maybe. PG: No....Green Bay..I met Aaron Morgan TS: What would you like to do when you graduate? PG : Go in the military. The Navy. TS: Lets talk about community activities. Do you hang out with friends? Are you active in The community or Church activities? PG: I dont have a church home but I visit a lot. TS: O.K. ..Do you have a relationship with Jesus? Do you pray? PG: Yes Sir...I pray a lot. TS: What are some of the things you pray for? PG: Well when my daddy go to work I pray he have traveling mercies on the road. TS: Do you know any thing about politics? Do you know Mr. Brown? Who is He. PG: uh... The Mayor. TS: Florida Star readers would like to know how you feel about your Dad. PG: mmm.. I feel kinda sad for him..I know right now ...and child support and all money he has to pay. TS: and on the other side ...how do you feel about your step mom? PG: ( in a very quiet voice) er.. I feel what she is going through is real hard. TS: Mrs Corey mentioned a dream you told her about.. Want to talk about it. PG: Ok..er..er..er a few weeks or maybe three or four months ago ,,hard to remember the time after the shooting In my dream she came back and shot again..the bullet hit me in my back and I woke up. TS: I see its kinda hard for you so we will not dwell on it. What are your plans for the summer? PG: Im going to summer camp, because My Dad and Step Mom has to go to work and I have to be somewhere with some activities. Pernalls Step Mom, Marissa Alexander is serving 20 years in the state pen on 3 counts of aggraved assault with a weapon. The case is being appealed. Uvcpf"Continued from A-1

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-4 THE STAR JUNE 23, 2012 The First Dix-Ville Family Reunion Many towns and cities have areas, like the Northside, South Dallas, Harlem, etc. In Brunswick, Georgia there is Dixville, an area that was 100% minority Blacks, Puerto Ricans, etc. The area consisted of 12 streets, and still does. If you lived in Dixville, that community knew you and your family members. The streets in Dixville consist of Prince, London, Gordon, Albany, Johnston, Amherst, Cleaburne, Stonewall, Davis, Lee, George and MLK Boulevard, which was originally Cochran Avenue. The rail road track ran down Cochran Avenue. On Saturday, June 9, 2012, Dixville held its first Family Reunion, consisting of present and past residents. Many have moved away but at the reunion, there were family members who still lived in the homes left by great, great, great grand relatives. They say the major difference now is the streets are now all paved and the area that was once filled with water is presently the Dixville park, now known as the Inez Williams Park, on the corner of Gordon and Prince. Mrs. Williams once lived on the corner of Gordon and London, in one of the once most prestigious homes with a beautiful yard, in the area. Because of her many contributions to the community, she was called The Mayor of Dixville. Many of her relatives still live in or still own homes in Dixville, including Clarissa Davis, whose Great, great grandmother purchased the land where her home sits, more than a hundred years ago. Mrs. Inez Williams son, Wil Ellis Williams now lives in Jacksonville, attended the reunion celebration that consisted of more than 200 residents and former residents, as well as her grand niece who owns The Georgia Star newspaper and, Mayor Bryan Thompson. The mayor greeted the residents and posed for pictures as requested. Everyone was delighted about his presence since the racial makeup of Dixville has not changed. There was much food such as BarBQ ribs, chicken, crabs, shrimp, and hot dogs, salads, baked beans and slaw, brought in by the residents of Dixville and the Long Shoremen of Brunswick. The event was planned by committee members Denise Myers, Naomi Speakman, Terry Ward, Treneice Baggs, Kathyrn Hill, Regina Hobbs-Daniels, and Andrea Austin West. Congratulations everyone, you did a fantastic job and plans are already underway for the second Dixville Family Reunion. Mayor Bryan Thompson Wil Ellis Williams and Clarissa Davis

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PAGE ATHE STAR JUNE 23, 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: The Tribute Continues. Pushing beyond the traditions that Hallmark helps to keep established, I tend to believe that every day should be treated as a special day Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Kwanzaa, Christmas, etc. In that vain, I am continuing my homage to men who I have observed as great examples of fatherhood. I count Volume Burks as my BFF (in my case, Brother Friend Forever). Our friendship dates back to the mid s days when I owned a downtown travel agency and he worked for the State of Florida registering companies for the states minority vendors list. La ter, when he and Ok Sun opened Kemet House, I was an avid supporter of their unique store and gallery that featured authentic Africa n goods, art, and cultural programs. Today, Kemet House Productions is an event planning company (see the ad on this page). I wanted to introduce Volume to TALK OF THE TOWN! readers shortly after we began this venture August, 2011. While he enthusiastically agreed to be TALK OF THE TOWN!s official photographer, he was not as forthcoming to provide the information I want ed in order to profile him. Thats because he is a modest man. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs in Alabama, Volume is ca pable of running any Fortune 500 company or the country, for that matter. Yet, in my estimation, he doesnt have to be President or VicePresident of the United States. Volume knows that the real work gets done by the Chief of Staff, the power behind the power th at EVERYONE has to go through. Hes content to be that quietly effective person behind the scenes. Volume is analytical, a problem solver. He can walk into chaos and carve out his own sphere of order. Hes reserved, but does not meet a stranger. He encourages positive thinking as a way of understanding people. He is creative and resourceful. Move his cheese and youll find he has layers of the stuff in reserve. He creates gadgets that make me smile (like the paper towel rack in the trunk of the car. It should be one of those As seen on TV deals). He has an ironic sense of humor that makes me howl with laughter. But above all, Volume is an amazing father, husband, son, and brother. Family means everything to him. He is very proud of the accomplishments of his children, Seann and Chloe. He created an atmosphere that encouraged conversation, independent thinking, respect for each other and family. He and Ok Sun ensured that Seann and Chloe grew up knowing their family Ok Suns in Starke and Missouri, and Volumes in Uniontown, Alabama. I love to watch Volume and Seann communicate, father to son and son to father, noting the characteristics that son has picked up from father a snicker, a smirk, the walk, the interest in all things entrepreneurial. Chloe is the emotional twin of her father sensitive, intuitive, and reserved. There is no doubt that Volume would do anything for his children. One memory that stands out is the time we attended a Kirk Whalum concert during the Florida Black Expo. As an introduction to a song, Whalum talked about the importance of fathers to the family. He asked for fathers in the audience to raise their hands if they would give their lives for th eir children. I watched Volumes hand go straight up, without hesitation. He had a look of resolute on his face, one that said, I would do it without a second thought. Volume, I salute you as a real father, real man 365 days of the year. Im proud to call you friend and brother. Story submitted by Ok Sun Burks, Second Vice-President, JWJ-ASALH. James Weldon Johnson Branch of the Association for Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), under the leadership of current president, Anita Shepherd, hosted National ASALH president Sylvia Cyrus and National Conference Planner, Gaynelle Jackson for a site visit of Jacksonville and surrounding first coast communities. As a result of the visit, the 2013 ASALH National Convention will be hosted by the JWJ-ASALH local branch. This huge opportunity gives Jacksonville and the First Coast national recognition for the legacy of its rich history and incomparable beauty. ASALH was founded in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson, the creator of Black history month. Each year ASALH sets the national theme for Black history celebrations. In 2013 the theme will be Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. As the 2013 hosts, JWJ-ASALH will offer tours that highlight the historical places and events which link our community with the themes of Emancipation and Civil Rights. JWJ-ASALH thanks all that were involved in making Jacksonville the selected site of the 2013 ASALH National Convention: Glenda Washington, Visit Jacksonville, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Florida State Senator Audrey Gibson, former Senator Tony Hill Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Ocean Resort, Kingsley Plantation, Marsha Dean Phelts, Ritz Theatre and Museum, City of Jacksonville, and posthumously, Emma Morgan, Mavynne Betsch, Aunt Easter, and Anna Kingsley.JWJ-ASALHs 9 th Annual Membership Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Winifred E. B. Henry, 9th Annual JWJASALH Membership Luncheon Bettye Sessions receives JWJ-ASALH's Distinguished Women of the South award from Francine King Marsha Phelts receives JWJASALH's Distinguished Women of the South award from Francine King Camilla Thompson receives JWJASALH's Living Legacy Award James Austin welcomes members and guests to JWJ-ASALH's 9th Annual Membership Luncheon Harold Felder, JWJ-ASALH First VicePresident, officiates at the 9th Annual Membership Luncheon Luncheon guest viewing art of local artist, Leon Bradley JWJ-ASALH President, Anita Shepherd, making closing remarks Shaniya Jennings presented interpretive dance Left to right: Senator Audrey Gibson, Jackie Platt-Sims, Anita Shepherd, JWJ-ASALH President, Sylvia Cyrus, ASALH National President, and Congesswoman Corrine Brown

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By Clarence Rolle, MOT BAHAMAS:Caribbean Commissioners of Police met in Nassau recently to assist each other in enhancing crime fighting strategies. While the Commissioners concluded their meetings, their wives' organized activities ended with the renowned People-to-People Tea Party at Government House. The conference was a success and this was a perfect way to bring everyone together for a final event, said Elaine Sands, the Superintendent of the Royal Bahamas Police Force who helped facilitate the spousal programme. Meanwhile, Kimberly Greenslade, wife of Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, was pleased to host fellow wives in her hometown. The wives came from, USA, Canada and various parts of the Caribbean including Jamaica, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos. She said the wives exchanged ideas, stories, and encouraging words. "We get to the Commissioner of Police from a very personal perspective," she said. "We know their strength. We know their passion for their work, and we know the challenges that often arise when the Commissioner is protecting society from criminal elements coming from many directions. As wives, we have an important role to play in the fight as well. We also have to be the much needed support system when it relates to the family life and maintaining a balance, while our husbands protect our respective countries. So our time together in Nassau was good for morale, so that we can continue to encourage and support our husbands. It was a wonderful, synergistic, life enhancing, story sharing experience!" Mrs. Greenslade went on to say that through the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police Conference, the wives have networked and forged friendships through mutual trust. She has created an online group where they continue to share updates and life stories daily. Mrs. Greenslade said appreciation was owed to Supt. Sands and her team for taking the time to plan such an involved spousal program. The wives and Superintendent Sands are pictured at Government House. JUNE 23, 2012 THESTAR PAGEA-7 Actor Antonio Huggie Bear Fargas, Actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph Lorraine Toussaint, and Screenwriter/Producer Rob Edwards To Be Recognized By Caribbean-American Community At The Caribbean Heritage 2012 Salute to Hollywood and the Arts Rehab Singer Rihanna Ordered To Rehab Or Face Being Dropped From Record Label By Jay-Z Los Angeles, CA Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) and the Institute of Caribbean Studies, DC (ICS-DC) are pleased to announce that actor Antonio Fargas, actress Lorraine Toussaint, Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and screenwriter and producer Rob Edwards will be honored at the 2012 Salute to Hollywood & the Arts gala to be held at the Sheraton Universal City in Los Angeles on Friday, June 29 during the 2012 Caribbean-American Heritage Month celebra tions. Known for his role as the incorrigible and loveable Huggy Bear in TV's Starsky & Hutch, the tall, lanky and twinkle-eyed Antonio Fargas has roots in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Trinidad. His film credits include, Shaft, Car Wash and Pretty Baby. Most recently hes played Doc, the local grocery store owner, in Everybody Hates Chris. Trinidadian beauty, Lorraine Toussaint, is a veteran of film and stage. She appeared as Captain Kate Perry in Saving Grace, defense lawyer Shambala Green in Law & Order. She was also a regular guest on the drama Threat Matrix, as Carina Wright/Agent Cassandra Hodges. Toussaint co-starred with fellow Trini, the late Sullivan Walker in the 1993 ABC sitcom Where I live, the story of a West Indian-American family in New York. Jamerican and diva extraordinaire, Sheryl Lee Ralph, is an acclaimed show business pro. Her award-winning body of work in film, television and the Broadway stage includes originating and creating the role of Deena Jones on Broadway in the landmark musical Dreamgirls, which earned her a Tony Award Nomination and a Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Actress. On television, she has starred in It's a Living, her own series New Attitude, the George Foreman series George, the hit comedy Designing Women and Dee on the smash series Moesha. Ralph is an accomplished author. Her most recent publication Refining Diva, Life Lessons from the Original Dreamgirl isavailable at through Amazon.com or at the June 29 Salute to Hollywood, where she will be available to sign copies. Award-winning, Guyanese-American, Rob Edwards, an accomplished screenwriter and producer, is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience. His most recent career achievement includes his work as a writer on Disneys Academy-Award and Golden Globe nominated The Princess and the Frog. Edwards has also written for Disneys Academy Award-nominated animated feature, Treasure Planet. He has produced and written for popular television shows including: Full House, A Different World, The Marshall Chronicles, Roc, In the House and In Living Color, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. He also worked on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Out All Night for NBC. He is currently working on The King of the Elves, based on a short story by Phillip K. Dick as well as Animated American for producers Robert Zemeckis, Bob Cooper and Dan Fogelman and Walt Disney Studios and Amulet: The Stonekeeper for Will Smiths company, Overbrook Entertainment and Warner Bros. The Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) was formed in January 2007 to celebrate the rich and diverse contributions of Caribbeans, Caribbean-Americans and friends of the Caribbean to international society through conservation and education of Caribbean arts and culture. CHO is a 501 (c) (3) organization. The Institute of Caribbean Studies is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, established in 1993, that is dedicated to policy analysis, education, advocacy and action on issues that impact the Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora. Stayed tuned over the next few weeks as Caribbean Editor Arthia Nixon delivers a backstage pass with these Caribbean-American h onorees. Trinidadian star Lorraine Toussaint Guyanese writer/producer Rob Edwards. Jamaican Sheryl Lee Ralph Trinidadian, Puerto Rican and Cuban Antonio Fargas By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BARBADOS:Rihanna may have sung a song entitled Rehab on her Good Girl Gone Bad album and paparazzi have shot her with what appeared to be blunt in her hand. In the above photo from her We Found Love video, she portrayed one half of a slacker couple going on a drug binge in which she passes out. Now it appears that the singer has been ordered to rehab by Roc Nation owner Jay-Z or else be dropped from his label. Bajans have expressed concern and outrage over the pop star who took her turn at acting in recent months. The singer was spotted with her ex, Chris Brown who was at at the center of a public domestic violence scandal with her. Rihanna has also been recently hospitalized and cancelled some dates on her tour. It is said she was advised to settle down when it came to the wild lifestyle she lives and to clean up her image and act as one of Forbes Most Influential 100 People and Bajan tourism ambassador. Caribbean Commissioners Wives Conclude Conference Over Tea In The Bahamas

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR JUNE 23, 2012 How do you save? Let us count the ways.Begin with BOGOsbuy-one-get-one-free deals youll nd throughout the store. Then check out our Publix private label values. Finally, gure in the hundreds of items on sale every day. They all add up to a lower grocery tab. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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JUNE 23, 2012 THESTAR JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS FLORIDASECTION B The Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba of South Africa Initiates The Winds of Change By: Asia Cannon & Andrea K. Ortiz Jacksonville press was treated to a momentous occasion one day after Juneteenth when The Most Rev. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Anglican rchbishop of Cape Town, South Africa introduced the Winds of Change Economic Empowerment Initiative. The project consists of a partnership with Royal Bafokeng Holdings, N.G. Wade Investment Company & African Business Development Group to form a $5 billion 100 percent black-owned investment company. The indaba, or initiative is the first global business venture of its kind, which was created to combat the disenfranchisement that occurred during the period of colonial rule in South Africa. The initiative employs sustainable and profitable economic development through business ventures with an African, community-based character. The Archbishop is now travelling throughout the U.S. calling upon various members of the black community to invest in business ownership in and around the African Diaspora. His objectives for the economic indaba are as follows: 1). To empower the African Diaspora by providing jobs and investing in our communities 2). To provide coaching and training to indigenous populations seeking to own and grow their own businesses 3). To create and establish lasting partnerships and business ownership among indigenous populations 4). To remain a good steward in order to make this project run efficiently and effectively through hard work, honesty, and financial accountability Archbishop Makgoba stated that, On the eve of Juneteenth, this moment will be another turning point in history for the African Diaspora in the U.S. and abroad. The Winds of Change Initiative remains dedicated to reinvestment in the sub-continent and other eligible regions with large Diasporic populations. For more information or to find out how you can get involved please contact Bernadette Morris of Sonshine Communications at 305.450.0942 or via email: bmorris@sonshine.com. Achbishop Thabo Makgabo greets conference attendee following his speech Achbishop Thabo Makgabo and Florida Star/Georgia Star Publisher Clara Mcaughlin Florida/Georgia Stars Andrea K. Ortiz addresses the Archbishop with a question Matthew Beatty, Comm Dir, Sonshine Communications Achbishop Thabo Makgabo greetsThe Stars Andrea K. Ortiz and Asia Cannon Archbishop and Senator Tony Hill Office of Mayor Brown

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NORTHEAST FLORIDA BEER CUP 2012 onWednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.Call 904.355.2787 Movies @ Main 2012: RAIN MAN on Thursday June 28, 2012. RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.630.2665 for any information. JACKSONVILLE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral, 256 E. Church Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.356.5507 for additional information. JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL OFFICER INSTALLATION CEREMONY, onThursday June 28, 2012, City Hall At St. James, 117 W. Duval Street Jacksonville, FL 32202. MOSH After Dark: SPEAKING OF SUE: Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for more information. Live Music in the Courtyard by Lyons on Friday, June 29, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information Jackson Vegas and Grandpa's Cough Medicine, 1904-.Friday, June 29, 2012, 19 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.434.3475 for additional information. Jacksonville Landing Market at The Jacksonville Landing on Frida,y June 29, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202 The Ultimate Runway Fashion Show-AMG Uptown on Saturda,y June 30, 2012, at 525 W. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.356.1081 for all information. Community Activities contd..PAGE B 2 THE STAR JUNE 23, 2012 *****/Community Activities GA LA CAR CELEBRATES THE GREAT GAINS OF STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES: A mother for special needs is sponsoring the 1st Annual Great Gains Award Celebration for student(s) that have Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) or Dyslexia and have achieved Great Gains in reading. Students with a parent are invited to come and receive a Great Gains Award for their accomplishment on June 23, 2012 at 1:00pm at, Ooh La La GA LA CAR Boutique Salon. For more information please call 904-487-9254 or visit www.whatzuup.org. Downtown Craft Beer Pub Crawl-Northstar "The Pizza Bar", on Saturday, June 23, 2012, 119 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.860.5451 for more information. 7th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands this Saturday, June 23, 2012, Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for all information. JUNIOR ATTACK DANCE CAMP, Veterans Memorial Arena onSaturday, June 23, 2012, at 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.3900. JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS TENNESSEE SMOKIES Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville: Sunday and Monday, June 24 & 25, 2012 at 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.854.0655 for all information. JEREMIAH AKIN Burro Bar, this Monday, June 25, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Leadership Series: Brigadier General Fleming, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront: Tuesday June 26, 2012, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.588.1234 for all information. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a subsequent public hearing on the construction of a new road connecting Airport Road (State Road 102) and Pecan Park Road. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 13551 Airport Court in Jacksonville. From 5-6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the FDOT Public Information Office at 800-749-2967, extension 3714. Touch Gospel Singers celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Greater Missionary Tabernacle Baptist Church, 5730 Sawyer Ave., Jacksonville, FL, Rev. J. C. Green, pastor Featuring: Lil Jessie & The Miracles, Willie Kirkland, Horace & the Scott Family, Ambassadors for Christ, City Wide Male Chorus, The Farmers Singers, The Vuckers Family, Gospel Caravan, and many other groups of the city. SPECIAL GUESTS: The Supreme Seven Donations: $10.00 (StatePoint) Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America -and the older you are, the more likely you are to be diagnosed with this serious disease. There is good news for those who want to take control of their risk, says Dan Zenka, Senior Vice President of Communication at the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Recent research shows that eating right can help decrease the chance of developing prostate cancer, reduce the likelihood of recurrence and slow the progression of the disease. Here are 10 nutrition tips for men to stay healthy as they age: Avoid empty calories by eliminating junk food. Snack on fruits, vegetables and nuts instead. Swap out soda and opt for water or natural juices. Rely on herbs, spices and garlic for flavor, not sugar, salt and fat. While fat is a necessary component of a healthy diet, limit the amount you consume from red meat and dairy. Avocados, olives, nuts, seeds and tofu are healthy sources of fat. Trans fatty acids found in margarine, however, should be avoided. Avoid taking more than 1,500 mg of calcium per day. Skip the supplements and consume your calcium from leafy green vegetables, beans and fish. Eat more fish. Evidence from several studies suggests that fish can help protect against prostate cancer because they contain "good fat," particularly omega-3 fatty acids. A lack of vegetables in the diet is a risk factor for aggressive prostate cancer. Vegetables in the broccoli-family are especially beneficial. Use olive oil for cooking for a maximum health benefit. Avoid over-supplementation with megavitamins. Too many vitamins, especially folate, may fuel the cancer, and while a multivitamin is not likely to be harmful, if you follow a healthy diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and healthy oils, you likely wont even need a multivitamin. Marinate meat and turn it frequently to prevent charring. Charred meat of any type can produce carcinogens. Alternatively, get your protein from vegetarian sources. No matter how sound your diet is, regular exercise is its perfect pair. Recent research has suggested that exercise may be one of the best natural antioxidants, eliminating inflammatory molecules that drive cancer. While eating well and exercising may make a difference in the long run, it doesnt always eliminate your risk of having prostate cancer. Start talking to your doctor about your prostate health and remember to get a prostate screening during your annual physical. While cutting out your favorite foods may seem tough at first, there are delicious ways to enjoy foods that are good for you. For recipe ideas, visit www.pcf.org/nutrition. Nutrition and wellness go hand-in-hand. Taking control of what you put into your body is a great first step toward reducing your risk for prostate cancer and other dangerous diseases. ***** 10 Crucial Nutrition Tips For Senior Men Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Tips For Beautiful Summer Skin (StatePoint) From flowy dresses to oversized sunglasses and strappy sandals -summer is synonymous with chic style. But are you ready to reveal your skin? Here are three tips that will help ensure a healthy glow all season and all year long. Do It Daily: SPF Protection Keep wrinkles and discoloration at bay with a sunscreen that offers protection against UVA and UVB rays. With most sunscreens, an SPF 15 product blocks about 94 percent of UVB rays, an SPF 30 blocks 97 percent of UVB rays, and an SPF 45 blocks about 98 percent of rays, says San Diego-based dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Benabio. To ensure youre using the right amount of sunscreen, apply enough to fill a shot glass 30 minutes before heading outside. Remember to reapply SPF every two hours and after swimming or towel-drying the skin. Refine Your Skin Your skin needs extra care in summer, says Dr. Benabio. Higher temperatures mean revealing more skin, so make sure your delicate underarms arent affected by shaving irritation. You may not realize the effect daily shaving can have on underarms, but clinical data shows it reduces the top layer of skin by 20 percent. As a result, skin loses 50 percent more moisture, leading to dryness and irritation. Thirty-two million women in the U.S. experience underarm red and dark marks due to shaving irritation. This summer, you dont have to shun your favorite sleeveless tops and maxi dresses because of shaving irritation. Instead, Dr. Benabio suggests Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant, the first and only deodorant in the U.S. designed to reduce the appearance of red and dark marks and even skin tone. This new formula with calendula, sunflower seed extracts and moisturizers, helps accelerate your skins natural renewal processes. After using the product for just two weeks, Unilever research reported that nine out of ten women preferred Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant for more even-looking skin tone. The dermatologist-tested formula not only restores skins natural tone, but it provides all of the expected benefits of Dove anti-perspirant/deodorants, like 24-hour odor and wetness protection, along with Dove 1/4 moisturizers. The formula is available in two fragrances, along with a clinical protection formula that offers prescription strength wetness protection without a prescription. More information can be found on www.Dove.com. Pamper Your Feet When the weather is warm, get your feet out of socks and into sandals. Make sure they look great by getting pedicures throughout the season. If it has been a while since your last visit, opt for an electric callus removal treatment. It costs more than standard exfoliation, but is worth the price if you have rough soles. Another tip to get your feet summer-ready is to skip dark polish and opt for the seasons musthave colors, like cheery pinks and sea foam greens. Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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Neither rain nor wind nor tropical storm can keep a good jazz band down, and Golden Isles Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce that the Jazz in the Park concert originally scheduled for May 27, but cancelled due to nasty weather, will take place on Sunday, July 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. Audiences will enjoy the music of The Phil Morrison Trio featuring Michael Hulett. Phil and his trio are known for a fresh blend of East and West that brings a taste of other lands to Americas unique musical form, and Michael Huletts heartfelt soulful vocals combined with his smooth yet smokin' jazz and R&B stylings on sax have made him one of our favorite entertainers. Weve had such a great track record with our shows over the last couple of decades, so were never happy when we have to cancel any concert, says Heather Heath, executive director of Golden Isles Arts and Humanities. Thats why were thrilled the park and these fantastic performers were available to reschedule. Presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities for more than two decades, Jazz in the Park is one of the most popular events in the Golden Isles for residents and visitors alike, entertaining thousands with full seasons of outdoor summer concerts by the sea on select Sundays at high tide, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort. As always, guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. All five concerts this year, through September, take place in the beautiful setting of Neptune Park, directly behind the St. Simons Casino building. Admission to Jazz in the Park, payable at the gate the night of the show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and anyone under 6 gets in free. The full line-up of the 2012 season, which runs through September, can be seen at goldenislesarts.org, or call 912-262-6934 for more information. The 2012 season of Jazz in the Park is sponsored by Yobe Frozen Yogurt, The Island Inn, Magic 105.9, The Wave 104.1, and Atlantic National Bank. This concert is also made possible in part by generous support from Ann and Wallace Tillman. THESTAR LOCAL GEORGIASECTION B NEIGHBORTONEIGHBOR: Brunswick Seniors Forced To Start Over After Being Faced With Foreclosure Scandal. Part 2JUNE 23, 2012 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Photo:Angela Favors-Morrell Raymond and Mary Harris, the couple who faced eviction and the possibility of being involved in a multi-million dollar discrimination scandal with SunTrust Bank are continuing to hold off hope that they will return home soon. The traumatized couple in their mid-70s have been overwhelmed with calls ever since their article appeared in our newspaper last week. Im so glad we agreed to do the interview, said Mrs. Harris. As a result of our coming forth, others in our position and those worse off have contacted us to render words of encouragement and to express support for Neighbor To Neighbor. We need to come together as one in order to make ourselves heard and show that we will not be taken advantage of. The couple are not dissuaded from continuing their fight and they are now arming themselves with every document they can lay hands and have been going through the Glynn County court system to see that justice is served. According to court documents, communications with the bank and appraisals obtained by our newspaper, Raymond and Mary Harris assets totaled $1.3 million. This included their home at $500,000, office building at $150,000, raw land worth $565,000 (no lien), rental property $52,000 and CD at $39,000. We asked for a $20,000 loan, they [the bank] used all of our assets and our attorney for the closing, said Mrs. Harris. They tricked us into signing away all of our assets. The loan was over collateralized by $827,000. Mr. Harris said that they went to great lengths to seek assistance in this intricate matter but were met with challenges. We sought help from an attorney in Savannah, said Mrs. Harris showing us the letter. He did contact SunTrust but to no avail. They did not attempt to correct the loan. We also sought help from the Attorney General of the State of Georgia. His Assistant attorney General sent our complaint to the Federal Reserve Consumer Help who found SunTrust guilty of discrimination. However, when we sought help from the Georgia State Attorney General on May 9,2012, he refused to answer the subpoena and squashed it in the court. The couple said that the justice system has been failing them and other people they know in the same situation. We are totally ignored in the courts, said Mrs. Harris. We have pleadings pending in State Court, Superior Court and the U. S. District Court. The judges, attorneys and banks just ignores us like we have no Constitutional Rights. We have no rights! When we sought help from an attorney in another county and the court threatened him with sanctions and he had to back off and show cause why he should not be sanctioned, she added. The Harrises have also had contact with an employee of Millennium Security Company, which stood on guard to ensure that they were only allowed to retrieve their belongings between 9am and 5pm when they were evicted. The couple has lost several items including appliances like a refrigerator. And they said that the attorney for SunTrust has refused to return it. That employee said that he would swear in court that SunTrust Bank sent a crew of people to pick up all of our belongings, said Mrs. Harris. They did not give the name of the company and called themselves the "Cleanup Crew". The whole thing is just one big confused mess, a frustrated Mrs. Harris continued. We asked them not to use the home or office building, the totally ignored us. Our story is someone elses warning. I wish everyone who has been foreclosed on to read the case regarding U.S. Bank v. Antonio Ibnez. Mr. Ibanez was foreclosed on but the court determined U.S. Bank was not the rightful owner of his property when it was foreclosed on. After 2 years Mr. Ibanez's property was awarded back to him because U.S. Bank had no standing in ownership in his property. We are maintaining hope that we will have what is rightfully ours returned as well. Stay tuned for the conclusion of this series in next weeks issue. Raymond and Mary Harris in front of their dream home prior to it being foreclosed. (Photo by Angela Favors-Morrell) JAZZ IN THE PARK CONCERT RAINED OUT IN MAY ALLSETFOR JULY 8 Phil Morrison Trio featuring Michael Hulett

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 15, 2012 Mayor Alvin Brown and U. S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that Jacksonville will be the host of the Navy-Marine Corps Classic mens basketball game featuring the University of Florida and Georgetown University on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. The game will take place at Naval Station Mayport and is expected to be broadcast on national television. The Navy-Marine Corps Classic continues the tradition begun last year. Mayor Brown also was joined by Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping, whose team will help lead in the citys week-long military appreciation activities. This is a unique way to say thank you to our military while putting Jacksonville on display for countless sports fans tuning in from all over the globe, said Mayor Brown. My staff, especially Sports and Entertainment Director Alan Verlander and the military affairs department, worked tirelessly on the details of this high-profile event to ensure a quality product that would boost Jacksonvilles profile as one of Americas most military-friendly cities. Mayor Brown has prioritized an increase of support for Jacksonvilles military and veterans communities by elevating military affairs to a cabinet-level position. He launched Jobs for Veterans, a public-private partnership with 77 participating companies offering workforce information and jobs to help military men and women transition to civilian life. Roughly one of every four people in Jacksonville has a connection to the military and the citys military installations together are responsible for more than $14 billion in regional economic impact. Proceeds from this event will benefit programs supporting Mayor Brown and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khans vision for transitional housing for veterans. "The Navy is excited to work with the city of Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport to bring the Navy-Marine Corps Classic to the First Coast," Mabus said. "The Navy is America's Away Team; when we are on the job, we operate forward around the globe and often out of sight of the American people. This is a unique opportunity to showcase the Navy, and to join together to honor our veterans and active duty military." The two programs are among the nations elite. Both teams have won NCAA National Championships in mens basketball. Were honored to take part in such a special event, and one that brings recognition to the United States Navy and Marine Corps, said University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan. The U.S. Navy has a long and storied history in the city of Jacksonville, and this should be a truly special night. To be able to play an opponent and program the caliber of Georgetown in a city that means so much to the Gator Nation is something were proud to be a part of. Georgetown University head coach John Thompson, III stated, It is a tremendous honor for our team to be involved with an event that will recognize the contributions of the United States Navy and all of our military. It will be an incredible learning experience for all involved with our program. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this historic game with Florida in Jacksonville. JUNE 23, 2012 THESTAR Mayor Brown Announces Major Sporting EventPAGEB-4 Jacksonville Jaguars 2012 Draft Party Hits A High Note At TheMarkets At Town CenterFloyd Mayweathers camp is greatly concerned about the amount of potential earnings he will lose due to his three month stint in jail for domestic battery. And they have every right to be concerned with the announcement that the boxer is the highest paid athlete at the moment. According to Forbes list of highest paid athletes, the boxer earned $40 million in his fight with Ortiz and $45 million in his fight with Cotto totaling $85 million. Golfer Tiger Woods who has been at the top for 11 years is now sitting in third place with $59.4 million. In fourth place is NBA MVP LeBron James with $53 million. Other athletes making the list included Kobe Bryant and Usain Bolt. Navy Region Southeast Commander Rear Admiral Jack Scorby (Left), Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping, Council President-Elect Bill Bishop, Sports and Entertainment Director Alan Verlander, Military Affairs, Veterans & Disabled Services Director Rear Admiral (Retired) Victor Guillory. (Florida Sports Wire)Mayweather Ends Tigers Eleven Year Reign As Highest Paid Athlete With $85 Million Earned In Just Two Fights

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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Value Stream Leader 81995 Sr. Quality Engineer 81851 Sr. Federal Compliance Contracts Analyst 81620 Manufacturing Engineer 81384Please apply online at http://jobs.medtronic.com using the requisition number listed. Medtronic is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce AUTOS FOR SALE *** INCOME TAX SPECIAL ***DOWN PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $495 CALL: 904-354-0405UNITED USED CARS, INC.1222 North Main St. (Plus tax, tag & fees) Everybody Rides We finance everybody SAVE $100.00 with this AD > 2003FordE-150Work Van $999-Down > 2000ChevyMalibu Nice Car$795-Down > 1997Mercury GrandMarquis $2,100-CASH > 1999Infiniti130 XT Nice Cash Price> Cash Special 1994 Eagle $1,500 EMPLOYMENT ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE / PAYROLL / BOOKKEEPER NO Experience necessary. Salary Commensurate, and takes little of your time. Requirements: -Should be a computer literate,must be efficient and dedicated. Please send resume to: distributionspcompany@gm ail.com Shackle SneakersMy Dayby Ester Davis, EDTV Shackle Sneakers I will never forget it. I was riding in the cab of my Dads pickup truck the first time I saw black men in shackles in a chain gang on the side of the road picking up trash. It was shocking to visually witness the view, even though I had seen pictures of black men in shackles and worse. When you are little, you wonder how did this happen? What did they do? Do they have little girls? On Monday, June, 18, 2012, Adidas announced on their facebook page that they were pulling their new shackle style sneakers from the market. They have apologized if they offended anyone by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace. That is substantially not enough. It is equally as important that your voice be and remain resounding on this subject. The shoes debuted on the facebook page ahead of its actual release in August, around the time school opens. Normally, an early release is for anticipation. Adidas further states that the design is nothing more than the designer unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery. Unique is not the correct word. Copy is a perfect fit. I say it is not enough because ad agencies promote and propel sales of new products. Ad agencies are handsomely paid. Before the early released promos and the actual announcements to the marketplace,there is the budget, the designers approved works, the mounts of study, logs of research, situation room of paperwork, containers of employees, beta sites, etc cetera, have taken place and the expected profits, Christmas bonus and private jet trip to the superbowl factured in. My point is a launch of a new product in a profitable corporation is an enormous task and million of dollars upfront. We all know that fashion repeat itself. The key word here is repeat! We all have something that once was in style. So, what is Adidas and their design team really telling the African American? What is the ultimate message here? You were once in slavery. so lets do it again? On facebook, critics have had some choice language about the designed fashion and the thousands of comments have been both positive and negative. But that is not the point. We have worn shackle before. Did not have to pay for them. They were free! If Adidas, one of the worlds largest mass producers of footwear can be so insensitive and irresponsibility, quite frankly, an apology is like an insufficient check and should be placed in their loss of business category on this years tax statement. There is a United Kingdom based charity for international workers rights. It is appropriately called War on Want. They have weighed in on the comments and have labeled them exploitative. That means in simple language, to make unethical use for ones own profit. Enough said. Catching up: RSVP: Get Financially Fit.biz June 30, 2012. Free Registration! 9:30AM Follow us on Facebook.com. You can Google Ester Davis Show.Email:edtvtexas@gmail.com Archer Western Contractors, LLC. Invitation to Bid City of St. Augustine, FL Bid ID GS2012-02Municipal Marina Breakwater Construction Project, St. Augustine, FL Bid Due Date (Subcontractors/Suppliers): July 11th, 2012 (BEFORE 5 PM) Fax Quotes to (813) 849-7582 Archer Western Contractors, LLC. is soliciting quotes from qualified WBE/MBE suppliers/subcontractors for the following scopes of work: marina and site utilities, electric, water, sewer, concrete floating docks, communication, and others not specifically mentioned. Plans can be viewed in our plan room at: Archer Western 4343 Anchor Plaza Pkwy Suite 155, Tampa, FL 33634 or go to our online plan room at the following link: https://sharepoint.walshgroup.com/jobsites/fl/regional/bids/default.aspx Username: awflsubs@awflsubs.com Password: Archer1$ Quotes will be evaluated on scope, price, experience, financial condition and other pertinent factors. EOEM/F PRICING SPECIALIST This position provides administrative support to the V.P. of Sales Administration. Approve, input and maintain all flex pricing for accounts and maintain pricing files in AS400 Proof and certify New Item Request Forms (NIRFS) and release to forecast. ADVANCED Microsoft Excel knowledge is essential Bachelors degree plus five years experience. Highly detail oriented, self-starter with ability to handle volume work. Pervious experience in consumer products company preferred. To Apply send your resume to : Pilot Corporation of America Attn: Human Resources Dept. 3855 Regent Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32224 (NO WALK-INS or PHONE CALLS will be ACCEPTED) Joel Salgado will be hiring 49 temporary farm workers. Needed from 7-22-12 through 12-31-12 @ 40 Hours per week. Duties include; harvest ing sweet potatoes, cucumbers, watermelons and planting Vidalia onions. Wage is $9.39 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 8025953

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JUNE 23, 2012THE STARPR 1 Asia Cannon of Ribault High School expressed her desire to become a journalist. She requested to get experience through the citys oldest, largest and most read African American newspaper. Asia said she expected to learn but she did not expect what happened during her first two days. The morning started with her learning about invoices but the afternoon took her away from the facility where she was able to personally meet and shake hands with The Most Reverend Thabo Makgoba, Angelican Archbishop of Cape Town, South African. Archbishop Makgoba took the place of Archbishop Tutu and is the youngest archbishop to hold such a position. Her assignment was to write a story about the conference. The following afternoon, Asia and a student from Ed White High School, Christella Lewis, were privileged to go with Clara McLaughlin, owner, and her assistant, Andea Ortiz, a psychologist from San Diego, California. Andrea has worked with The Star for many events. They were scheduled to go to Jacksonvilles City Hall. The young ladies knew where City Hall was but never dreamed of visiting it. They were scheduled to meet with Angela Spears, Deputy Director for Mayor Alvin Brown who herself is a trained journalist. Ms. Spears talked with them about her experiences as a journalist and news anchor, and the many roads they may have to travel. And then, the girls had a shock of their life. There was a knock on the door and to their amazement, Mayor Alvin Brown came in and greeted them. You would have thought a celebrity movie or music star had walked in the door by the look on their faces. They were awed that the mayor would personally greet and encourage them. To top it off, as Ms. Spears was showing them around City Hall, they met former City Councilwoman and present Florida State Representative Mia Jones before looking in on a City Council Committee meeting. That evening, Christella was able to go to the radio station to witness The Florida Stars live radio show, Impact, where Ms. Ortiz talked about bulling. These students say they are ready to continue their desire to get in the media. Asia is an intern through POPS (Professional Opportunities Program for Students, Inc.), designed to build character in teens to believe and succeed, earn their high school diplomas and assist in their preparation for future success through personal enrichment, advanced education and professionally based careers. The Florida Star is honored to participate in such a valuable program for our youth. Paid Summer Program bring delight and professional exposure to area students Andrea Ortiz & Angela Spears Christella Lewis & State Rep Mia Jones Mayor Brown & Andrea Ortiz State Rep Mia Jones and Asia Cannon Angela Spears and Christella Lewis Asia Cannon and Angela Spears, Deputy Director for Mayor Brown Mayor Brown & Christella Lewis. Asia Cannon, intern from Ribault, Mayor Alvin Brown and Christella Lewis, Edward White High

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Despite Big Declines, Rates for AfricanAmerican Teens Higher than Average A Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -The U.S. teen pregnancy rate has plummeted 40% between 1990 and 2008 (the most recent data available) and is now at a historic low, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The teen pregnancy rate in 2008 now stands at 70 per 1,000 women age 15-19; down from its 1990 peak of 117 per 1,000. Other highlights from the report include: Between 1990 and 2008, rates of teen pregnancy have declined by almost one-half among non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks, and by about one-third among Hispanic teens. Although rates have declined among all racial and ethnic groups, 2008 pregnancy rates for non-Hispanic black (122 per 1,000 age 1519) and Hispanic teens (112 per 1,000 age 1519) were two to three times higher than the rate for non-Hispanic white teens (45 per 1,000 age 15-19). Between 1990 and 2008 pregnancy rates declined for teens of all agesthe rate for those age 10-14 is the lowest ever reported; the rate for those 15-17 declined by almost half; and the rate for those 18-19 declined by about one-third. "The impressive declines in teen pregnancy have been both wide and deep," said Sarah Brown, CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. "The rates have gone down in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups. The steady declines in teen pregnancy represent one of the nation's great success stories of the past two decades and the thanks go to teens themselves." Visit www.TheNationalCampaign.org for more information. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr 60_07.pdf to view the new report. -------------------------------------------------------Great Sleep Tips For Summertime(StatePoint) Summers here -the sun is shining and its time to relax. Drifting off to sleep when the heat and humidity kick in can actually be more difficult than it sounds, especially for people who dont have air conditioning. Maintaining a cool bedroom temperature is just one of many ways the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recommends people can get a better nights sleep. Here are a few other strategies from the NSF report Recommendations for a Healthy Sleep: Make your day work for you: Morning exposure to sunlight, daily exercise and a consistent routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time will help program your body to wind down when its time to sleep. Calming activities, such as leisure reading, will also help you relax and ease the transition into deeper sleep. Create a sleep sanctuary: Dim the lights in the evening to tell your body bedtime is approaching and sleep in a dark room. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary from all the stresses of the day. Keep it cool, quiet and free from distractions. While room lights, TV, computers and other electronics illuminate our worlds well beyond nightfall and give us the ability to stay active after dark, scientists are now contemplating how this prolonged exposure to light might interfere with our bodies naturally-programmed sleep patterns. In other words, computers, cell phones and work assignments should be out of sight. Have a backup plan: Lessen the pressures of trying to fall asleep by selecting a calming activity thats right for you. If youre not sleepy, simply get out of bed and do something relaxing in dim light. Return to bed only when you are sleepy. Talk to your doctor if sleeplessness persists: Sometimes lifestyle changes and behavioral approaches are not enough to correct the issue. A variety of over-the-counter (OTC) medications are available to treat occasional sleeplessness. For example, ZzzQuil, from the makers of Vicks NyQuil, is a non-habit-forming sleep-aid that can help you fall asleep and get a good nights rest. For more tips on getting a better night sleep, visit www.zzzquil.com. ***** JUNE 23, 2012 THE STARPR 2 U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate at Historic Low

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JUNE 23, 2012 THE STARPR 4 AFRICAN AMERICAN IMAGES What Black Parents Must Do This SummerThere is a 3 year gap between Black and White students. Many people love to believe it's due to income, fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent and lack of parental involvement. I believe that a major reason for the gap is that we continue to close school for the summer as if we were an agrarian economy. And I doubt that many Black youth will be farming this summer. If you multiply 3 months by 12 years you will see the 3 year gap. It is my opinion that Black youth would have fewer academic challenges if their schools remained open during the summer and/or their parents kept them academically engaged. Middle-income parents who value education enroll their children in some type of academic experience during the summer. They also visit libraries, museums, zoos and colleges. Other parents allow their children to sleep longer, play more video games, watch more television and play basketball until they can't see the hoop. These students will have to review the same work they had mastered in May, when the school year begins in September. Black parents cannot allow their children to lose 3 months every year. Black parents should not say they cannot afford to take their child to the library. It's free! Most museums have discounted days. A male friend of mine shared his experience with me when he took his family to the museum. He wondered why so many people were staring at him. His wife and children had to tell him he was the only Black man in the building! I am appealing to every father to take his children to the library this summer, and to include a visit to the museum, and the zoo. And I am appealing to every mother to make other arrangements, if the father cannot or will not take the children. We need for every parent to make sure that their child reads at least one book per week and to write a book report. I am reminded of the formula Sonya Carson used to develop Ben Carson to become the best pediatric neurosurgeon. This low-income single parent, with a third grade education, had enough sense to tell her sons to turn off the television, read a book and write a report that her sister would grade! I have a theory. I believe that I can go into your house and within 5 minutes tell you the type of student who lives there and predict his/her future. I believe that the items needed in the home of engineers, doctors, lawyers, accountants etc., are very different from the ballplayers, rappers, and criminals. I am very concerned that when I visit a house that has more CDs and downloads than books. My company African American Images has designed a special collection of books for boys. The specific set that I am referencing is titled, Best Books for Boys. We also have one for parents and teachers. We have found the sets to be very resourceful since research indicates that one of the major reasons why boys dislike reading is because of the content. Let's work together to close the gap. I look forward to your children's teacher asking them how they spent their summer,......and your children proudly answering by saying that they went to the library, museum, zoo, colleges and other great educational institutions. Enjoy your summer! Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is the author of over 35 books including, There is Nothing Wrong with Black Students and Raising Black Boys. For additional information, contact 1-800-5521991, Fax# (708) 672-0466. P.O. Box 1799, Chicago Heights, IL 60412. Website: http://www.africanamericanimages.com, Email: customersvc@africanamericanimages.com. CALLING ALL YOUTH GOLFERS !!On Saturday, June 23rd, Omegas 4 Change, Inc. and Blue And White Charities, Inc. will host the Dr. William J. Scott Youth Golf Tournament and Clinic at the renowned First Tee of Jacksonville Brentwood Golf Course. This prestigious event is Free and open to Youth ages 10 through 17. Registration starts at noon. The golf clinic is from noon until 1:00 PM. The Tournament starts promptly at 1:30 PM. Sponsors are welcome. Proceeds will go towards college scholarships for Jacksonville-area students on behalf of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. This event promises to be an enjoyable day of mentoring, golfing and networking with local students, educators, businesses, families, and friends for a great cause! We look forward to seeing you at The First Tee of Jacksonville Brentwood Golf Course at 1157 Golfair Boulevard. For Registration or Sponsorship information, please call (904) 566-9853 or 904-718-8493

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Man Leads Police on Chase After Robbing and Carjacking Woman A man was arrested after robbing and carjacking a woman, then leading police on a chase. Police say at approximately 1:15 a.m., a woman called 911 from an apartment to report that a man with a gun robbed her of her 2011 Dodge magnum and purse. She reported that the suspect walked up to her while she was entering into her car and asked her for a cigarette. When she told him she did not smoke, the suspect pulled a handgun and demanded her purse and keys. The suspect also ordered her to get into the car, but she refused. The suspect took her car keys and purse and drove away in her car. An alert was placed with a full description of the vehicle and suspect's information. At approximately 5 a.m., patrol deputies spotted the stolen vehicle. Patrol units began following the armed suspect traveling in the stolen vehicle until additional backup units could arrive and safely conduct a felony vehicle stop. The deputies tried to have the suspect vehicle to come to a stop at a dead end road. Units set up a road block at the open end of the street to block the vehicle from fleeing. As they tried to corner him, the suspect vehicle turned around and rammed two patrol cars as it attempted to flee the area, causing damage to the patrol cars but no injuries to the deputies. The vehicle eventually stopped and the driver got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The passenger that was in the car was detained at the scene. K9 Deputies were able to track the suspects location. SWAT was called out after the suspect refused to exit the residence. Hostage Negotiators began calling into the house and convinced two subjects to voluntarily come out on their own, which they did. A third subject, Marvin B. Davy, 26, did not comply with orders and refused to exit the house. SWAT members deployed a flash/percussion device and entered into the residence. SWAT began to search the residence and found Davy hiding in the attic. Davy was taken into custody without injuries. Suspect Jerry Lee Reid, 25, was also arrested. Following interviews with detectives, suspect Reid confessed to robbing the victim and stealing her car earlier. Reid also admitted to ramming the deputies vehicles in an attempt to escape. Davy was charged with possession of Marijuana and was released on his own recognizance. Reid was charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, armed robbery with a firearm, and grand theft auto. The investigation continues. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJUNE 23, 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. Woman Stabs Boyfriend A woman was arrested for stabbing her boyfriend during a dispute. Police received a call at around 12:21 a.m. from a hospital concerning a domestic altercation that resulted in a stabbing. Deputies and detectives responded to the hospital and to a home where the stabbing occurred. A witness told detectives he saw the altercation and stabbing. 34-year-old Paulene Elaine Randle fled the home and the witness drove the victim to the hospital. Detectives say Randle, the victim and the witness were guests at the home where an argument began between Randle and her boyfriend. The witness said he saw Randle pick up an 8-inch knife off the kitchen counter and stab her boyfriend on his left side shoulder, very near his neck. The witness disarmed Randle and she then fled the home. The victim was treated for a non-life threatening injury as a result of the stab wound. At 1:32 a.m., Randle was located at a different home. Detectives developed probable cause and arrested her. She was transported to a hospital first for unspecified reason, released, and then taken to jail where she remains on no bond. She was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Paulene Randle Jerry Reid

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JUNE 23, 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. Summer Safety Parents and guardians you are accountable for your juvenile children. Responsibility for setting and keeping these rules is up to the parent/legal guardian: Do not leave a young person at home. A big safety concern for parents is how to protect kids who are home alone during summer months. Only a parent can determine the right age for their child to be at home unsupervised, based on maturity level and other factors. NO CHILD should ever be given the responsibility of caring for another, younger sibling unless they are responsible, older children who would normally babysit for younger children who are not relatives. The favorite rule uttered by parents is: Don't let a stranger inside the house. It's a good rule, but ineffective. Stranger is not the best word to use. Kids expect strangers to be scary when indeed they look like an everyday person and kids need to know that. And some of the greatest threats to a childs safety can come from someone on the Internet and NOT necessarily at the front door. There are a few rules parents need to teach a child who is home alone: Keep All Doors Closed: Instead of telling kids not to let a stranger in, the safer rule needs to be: "Keep the doors shut and locked at all times." Instead of filling your child's head with "don'ts"; simply tell them to keep all the doors to the outside (including the garage) closed and locked. If someone comes to the door, your child can communicate with this person through the door, while on the phone with a trusted adult. Know Exactly Who Your Child Is With: If a parent doesn't know his or her child's friends, and the parents or guardians of those friends, then it's not wise to let your child associate with them either in your home or for outings. If a young person your child is associating with isn't someone you know, personally, that is a "red flag". If you don't have a contact name and number for the guardian of that person, how can you contact them in case of an emergency, or if your child is late returning home? Look Out for One Another: Find a close neighbor or friend who wouldn't mind your child calling him or her in case your child can't reach you. Make sure the child knows to call this person to chick in if you cannot be reached or if they need an adult's help. Grandparents can provide an excellent "assist" to parents, and if living in town might welcome a call from a grandchild to say he/she is home safely. Have a Plan: Parents need to remember that kids who are home alone are much more likely to encounter dangers such as fire from burning popcorn or falling down the stairs than being abducted by a stranger. It is very important that the family has a plan and knows how to react to different situations that may occur. Run practice drills and make sure your child does not hesitate or deviate from the plan that you have enacted. Rules for Internet Use: Children need to know what is OK to do until mom or dad gets home, and what is not. Getting started on summer reading assignments, letting the dog out, having a snack, what friends can come over, what websites they can visit and which are off limits. These are decisions and rules that a parent or guardian should discuss with the child and decide on, before summer vacation gets underway. There can be structure to a child's day, even if no one else is home, leaving less opportunity for an unsupervised child to get into trouble. Use Parental Controls on Television and Internet Your Safety Man Arrested for Selling Drugs to Undercover Cop A man was arrested after selling drugs to an undercover cop. Police say 31-year-old Lashawn Juan Hercules Mitchell had set up a drug deal with undercover narcotics detective in a gas station parking lot. Mitchell drove up to a gas pump in a grey Chevrolet Silverado pickup and the cash for cocaine was exchanged with the detectives. Mitchell then sped off at a high rate of speed. Marked units followed the pickup but broke off a brief pursuit and notified police. The pickup was located the next day when police received a suspicious vehicle call that matched the description of Mitchells pickup. Police located the locked pickup at a business parked off of about four miles from where the drug deal originally occurred. Police say the pickup was actually rented by a woman from Enterprise Rental Cars. A waiver of search was signed and evidence collected from inside the pickup. Mitchell was subsequently identified as Hercules, the man in the cocaine drug deal. A detective with the Fugitive Apprehension Unit assisted in making the arrest of Mitchell. Mitchell was arrested and charged with sale and delivery of cocaine, possession of cocaine, fleeting to elude law enforcement officers, and driving while license revoked (felony habitual traffic offender). Mitchel remains in jail on no bond. Police say anybody with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to report it to police. Lashawn Mitchell Dangers ofYoung Children and Water According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Every day, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children age 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States. Never leave small children unattended around any body of water (pool, bathtub, lake, etc.). Small children don't often think of water as a danger and they are, by nature, very curious. Being left alone in or around water without supervision can be fatal. Learn CPR especially if you own a pool or live near the water. Valuable lifesaving seconds are lost by having to wait for Emergency Medical Services to arrive to begin CPR. Four to six minutes without oxygen can cause irreversible brain damage or death. Swimming lessons are no substitute for supervision of young children in and around water and no one should ever swim alone. Swimming pools should be enclosed by a 4-sided fence that is at least 5 feet high and separates the pool area from the house. The fence gate should have a self-closing, self-latching mechanism, which is located on the side of the gate closest to the pool and out of reach of small children. Reaching and/or throwing aids should be readily available.

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Woman Found Naked Eating Ice Cream After Leaving Car Crash Houston, TXPolice say that Stephanie Dillard, 34, had crashed into a Metro bus and got out of the car to walk away from the scene. Her three children, ages 5, 12, and 16, were left in the car while she went to a nearby CVS store where she started to take her clothes off as she ate ice cream. When police arrived, Dillard tried to resist arrest and started a fight with the officers. She eventually was arrested. The children in the car were found with minor injuries, including a large gash over the 5-year-olds eye. Dillard was charged with endangering a child and her bond is being set at $2,000. The children were put in the care of their grandmother Man Arrested for Running Naked After Seeing Spider in Bed Albion, ILOne morning, a 20-year-old man woke up to see a spider in his bed. He instantly reacted with fear by running and crashing through a glass door. The sight of a spider may have been so horrifying that the man kept running through the streets with nothing on. He was seen by many and the police started receiving many disturbed calls about a streaker running through their neighborhood, while he had blood and cuts all over his body which were from the glass. Police responded and went in search of the naked running man, but later discovered that he had eventually returned home where he was finally dressed. He was arrested, but police finally learned what had happened and he was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Police are not releasing the identity of the man due to the nature of the incident. JUNE, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Postal Worker Steals Gift Cards A postal worker was arrested for stealing gift cards from the mail that were supposed to be delivered. Police say 41-year-old Kimberly L. Hunter worked for the U.S. Postal Service. According to documents, she worked there for about 15 years and she was working as a distribution clerk from December 2010 through July 11, 2011. Working as a distribution worker, Hunter had access to mail on a daily basis. According to reports, hunter had stolen approximately 122 pieces of mail and gift cards from the mail during the time she worked as a distribution worker. Police say the total value of the amount stolen from the mail was $5,147. Hunter was arrested and charged with theft. She was sentenced to 366 days in prison. This is not Hunters first time with the law as she has prior convictions including worthless checks and failure to redelivering rental property. Police Looking for Robber who Dropped Cell Phone Police are looking for this man who dropped his cell phone with stunning pictures of himself during an attempted robbery. The victim was walking down a street at around 8 p.m. where he says the robber approached him from behind, put him in a chokehold and held, what he believed to be, a box cutter to his neck. The suspect demanded money and then began to run away, but the victim chased after him and fought with his assailant. The suspect cut his hands during the struggle, which made the victim back up thinking the suspect was severely injured. The suspect managed to get away. As the robber fled and disappeared, he left behind a cellphone, which was dropped during the struggle. The cell phone contained pictures of the suspect, which matched that of the description given by the victim. Anyone with any information is asked to report to police or Crime Stoppers. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest. Man Kills Daughter After Mixing Child Formula withVodka Dekalb County, GAPolice say 20-year-old Keith Antonine Furlow had given his 4-month-old daughter a bottle of baby formula that was mixed with vodka. The baby died after drinking it and was rushed to the hospital. According to documents, the baby had a blood-alcohol level of .1119. Furlow said it was an accident, but he still was arrested and charged with second-degree cruelty to children, which is a felony charge. Furlows father commented that Furlow had five children that he loved and cared for and that this was truly an accident, but it seems as if the law will not take this very lightly. Furlow may also be charged with criminal negligence and cruel and excessive physical pain by feeding a four month old an alcoholic beverage. Man Bites Chunk offof Police Dogs Ear, Held on $1.25 Million Bail Wilmington, NCPolice officers and a police dog were chasing after 22-year-old Travis Keith Glaspie, who was a convicted felon that was wanted for a shooting. The dog was able to catch up with the suspect and bit his leg. As the dog and Glaspie struggled on the ground, Glaspie tore off a chunk from the dogs ear with his teeth. The dog did leave some marks on Glaspies body, but the mark left on the dog was far worse. The dogs ear was split in two and was bleeding heavily, which required more than 15 stitches. Glaspie was arrested and charged with drug possession, property damage, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer, and assault on a law enforcement animal. Glaspie is being held on $1,025,000 bail. (Top) suspect poses for camera. (Bottom)suspect eating wrong end of cotton candy.Kimberly Hunter

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JUNE 23, 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: Dashabriunna C. Baker Age: 17 Weight: 94 lbs Last seen: 5/30/12 Name: Arton G. Brown Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 5/31/12 Name: Anthony Maurice Franklin Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 5/09/12 Name: Monique Alexa Hogan Age:17 Weight: 210 lbs Last seen: 5/23/12 Name: Gabriel Rene Age: 17 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 5/16/12MOSTWANTED Armed RobberyPolice were dispatched to a robbery at a Walgreens store. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect walked into the store, demanded money and shot a black handgun into the air. The suspect was given money and fled in a silver truck. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Aurtrell FordOffense:Robbery Name: Rolle James Gamble Offense:Attempted Second Degree Murder Name: Kevon Gary GayleOffense: Tortures Animal with Intent Name:Fritznel Etienne Offense:Traffic in Stolen Property/ False Info to Pawnbreaker