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Florida star
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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English
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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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Jacksonville Fla
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weekly
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Jacksonville Downtown Riverfront 9:45 p.m. Brunswick, Darien, St. Simon, St. Marys Yjcv‘u"Ocmkpi"Ogp"Mknn"cpf"Gcv"HngujA Twf{"Gwigpg. cvg"ocp‘u"hceg. Hnqtkfc Cngz"Mkp{wc."cvg ocp‘u"jgctv"cpf dtckpu."Oct{ncpf Okejcgn"Fcpkgn. cvg"c"fqi."Vgzcu Ejctngu"Dcmgt. cvg"ocp‘u"cto. Hnqtkfc Recent months have been disturbing as it appear that there are sudden incidents of what we have seen in movies of cannibals and/or zombies. When we say recent, we are talking about the past months. It has been more than 20 years after the Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lecter, a fictional cannibal. What was not fictional was the serial killer, flesh eating Jeffrey L. Dahmer, who murdered and ate on 17 men and boys, of all races, between 1978 and 1991. His youngest was 14, his oldest was 37. Rudy Eugene, who ate about 75% of a homeless mans face, was thought to have taken or received through other means, drugsbasically, bath salts. Yjcv‘uContinued A-5 LCEMUQPXKNNG‘U"CHTKECP/COGTKECP"EKV[ EQWPEKN"OGODGTU"VJTGCVGP"VQ"SWKV Im really disappointed and embarrassed we even have to have this discussion in 2012.Ž Councilman Warren Jones by Frances Calhoun Bradley, The Florida and Georgia Star In a meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at Jacksonvilles City Hall, four of the five AfricanAmerican Jacksonville City Council Members threatened to resign from Standing Committees assignments for the 2012-2013 term because of the lack of significant African-American leadership representation. The four members committed to the action are: Reginald Brown, District 10, E. Denise Lee, District 8, Warren Jones, District 9, and Kimberly Daniels, At Large Group 2. JacksonvilleContinued A-3 Dr. Johnny Gaffney District 7 Warren A. Jones, District 9 E. Denise Lee, District 8 Kimberly Daniels, At Large, Group 1 Reginald L. Brown, District 10 Hktuv"dncem"Octkpgu"igv"Eqpitguukqpcn Iqnf"Ogfcn"hqt"YYKK"ugtxkeg  As an elected official, one of the proudest moments I have ever experienced in all my years of service was the day that the House passed the bill I introduced (H.R. 2447) to grant a Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines. I had four of the Marines with me in the House gallery during the vote. They had travelled from across the nation to be in Washington, DC that day to witness it. And I will forever carry with me the roaring cheers and standing ovation they received from all of the Members of Congress for their service, their bravery, and their dedication to preserving freedom and democracy for our nation and the world. After President Franklin Delano Roosevelt opened the doors for African Americans to enlist in the United States Marines Corps, 20,000 brave African Americans enlisted in a time of war when the military services were still resistant to integration. Years before Jackie Robinson, and decades before Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., these heroes joined the Marines to defend our great nation. And these African American marines from across the nation were not sent to the traditional boot camps in Parris Island, South Carolina or San Diego, California. Instead, African American Marines were segregated, and went through basic training at Camp Montford Point near the New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Certainly, it is necessary to honor all of Americas war heroes selfless service and sacrifice, and in particular, those who served at Montford Point. They answered our nation's call at a time when our society was deeply divided along racial lines. As such, many of their contributions went unrecognized and many times they were not given the respect and recognition they deserved as Marines, as Americans, and as patriots. So in order to correct this past injustice, the Resolution, which is now law, was introduced on their behalf. This is a proud victory for the Montford Point Marines, as this Gold Medal will forever anchor their role in the history of our nations great military.Ž Dqdd{"Dtqyp"Igvu"Octtkgf"kp"Jcyckk"43-year old Bobby Brown, best known as the 1990's multi-platinum R&B singer and the former husband of the late queen of pop Whitney Houston, has married his longtime lady-love Alicia Etheredge in Honolulu,Hawaii OeFqpcnf"Igvu"Pgy EGQ Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Rtguqtvgf"Uvcpfctf W0U0"Rquvcig"Rckf Lcemuqpxknng."HN Rgtokv""Pq0"5839 Cant Get to the Store? Have Vjg"Uvct Delivered! Cp"Cyctf Ykppkpi Rwdnkecvkqp. ugtxkpi"{qw ukpeg"3;730" Tcvgf"‰C“"d{ vjg"Dgvvgt Dwukpguu"Dwtgcw Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. 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Read more on this in next weeks Star News papers. Don Thompson takes over this weekend as the first African-American CEO of the McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant chain, the same week the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company showed off the world's largest eating establishment. On Monday, McDonald's previewed its flagship Olympic Park restaurant in London for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its one of the four McDonald's the company has built on Olympic Park. The Summer Olympics began July 27. K P U K F G Qrkpkqp1Gfkvqtkcn00000000000000D"8 Ejwtej000000000000000000000000000C/5 Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp000000000000000C/6 Ctqwpf"vjg"Ctgc000000000000C/8 Ectkddgcp"Pgyu0000000000000C/9 Nqecn00000000000000000000000000D/3 Igqtikc000000000000000000000000D/5 Urqtvu000000000000000000000000000D/6 Etkog"("Lwuvkeg00*C+0E(L/3/6 Rtgr"Tcr00000000000*D+0RT/3/6 Encuukhkgf"("Dwukpguu000D/9 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!! Check, Money Order, or Credit Cards Accepted Ykuj"vq"ikxg"wu"c"Pgyu"Uvqt{A Ecnn"*;26+"988/::56"qt"Ugpf"kv"vq< kphqBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Ygcnvj"Kpgswcnkv{"d{"Tceg NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -White Americans have 22 times more wealth than blacks -a gap that nearly doubled during the Great Recession. The median household net worth for whites was $110,729 in 2010, versus $4,995 for blacks, according to recently released Census Bureau figures. The difference is similarly notable when it comes to Hispanics, who had a median household net worth of $7,424. The ratio between white and Hispanic wealth expanded to 15 to 1. The gap between the races widened considerably during the recent economic downturn, which whites weathered better than blacks, Hispanics and Asians. The latter three groups saw their median household net worth fall by roughly 60% between 2005 and 2010, while the median net worth for white households slipped only 23%. This allowed whites to leap ahead of Asians as the race with the highest median household net worth. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo

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JACKSONVILLE, FL AKERS Jerald Delbert, Sr., 86, died June 21, 2012. ARMSTRONG Alice, 105, died June 24, 2012. ARMSTRONG, Johnnie Mae (Peggy), died June 19, 2012. ARNOLD Gail, died June 17, 2012. ATKINS, Joann S., died June 16, 2012. BAILEY John Albert, III, died June 22, 2012. BELL Johnnie, 72, died June 22, 2012. BENNETT, Michael, diedJune 18, 2012. BILBY Deborah Lynn, 59, died June 23, 2012. BOSS, Richard A., 76, died June 18, 2012. BOYD, Glenda, 60, died June 16, 2012. BROWN, Dwight Sheldon, 93, died June 24, 2012. BUTTS, Lamar T., 77, died June 22, 2012. CANNON, Curtis J., 92, died June 22, 2012. CANNON Raymond B., died June 26, 2012. CARTER Barbara, 58, died June 23, 2012. CROWDER Rallin, died June 25, 2012. CURRY, Clifford Dale, 52, died June 21, 2012. DAVIS, Eugene (Popeye), died June 20, 2012. TAYLOR, Donna Dion, 55, died June 21, 2012. DOWDELL Irene, 96, died June 22, 2012. ESTERS Willie, died June 22, 2012. FAIR, Roy, 29, died June 20, 2012. FLEMMING, Elnora W., died June 25, 2012. GAY, Gail L., 57, died June 19, 2012. GLOVER Lewis E., died June 24, 2012. GRAYER Rudolph, Sr., 83, died June 20, 2012. HAMILTON Henry, died June 26, 2012. HARRIS Norman, Jr., died June 24, 2012. HAY, Nancy, 56, died June 20, 2012. HUBBARD, Robert L., died June 22, 2012. KELLEY, Tamara, died June 23, 2012. LINSTER, Raymond, 74, died June 24, 2012. LOWERY, Nancy Odell, 68, died June 25, 2012. LUPO, Saverio, died June 20, 2012. MAXIM, Raymond A., 73, died June 24, 2012. McDANIEL Ronald Lee, 61, died June 22, 2012. McDOUGAL, Henry, died June 20, 2012. McELROY, Michael, died June 18, 2012. MILLER Stella L., 77, died June 22, 2012. MOORE, Robert L., died June 21, 2012. MUNGIN Ada Mae, died June 26, 2012. NELSON, William David, 93, died June 21, 2012. PERRY, Eliza, 81, died June 24, 2012. PIERCE Brilla H., 97, died June 25, 2012. REDD Louis, died June 24, 2012. RISHER, Louise E., 74, died June 21, 2012. ROBBINS, Yvonne G., 58, died June 23, 2012. SCARBOROUGH, Minnie Elizabeth, 92, died June 21, 2012. SEALS, Priscilla King, died June 20, 2012. SHADD, Grady, 78, diedJune 23, 2012. STONER, Victor Lamar, 49, died June 23, 2012. TALKO, Raymond Joseph, died June 20, 2012. THOMAS Venson, 63, died June 19, 2012. WILLIAMS Samuel Jake, died June 20, 2012. WILLIAMS, Willie C., 71, died June 23, 2012. WILSON Johnnie, died June 24, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BENNETT, Josephine Josie,Ž Braddock, 103, died June 21, 2012. HAMMILL, Robert Josheph Joe,Ž 69, died June 23, 2012. JACKSON Josephine, died June 25, 2012. JONES, Robert L., died June 25, 2012. WASHINGTON Jacob, died June 25, 2012. WESTBERRY, Clifford Melvin, 88, died June 25, 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 30, 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. 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. 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.real pagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc Call 904-240-9133 or 904354-1775 if you want to make a financial donation or learn more about our organization. New Business Notice is hereby given that popUlarNERD desiring to do business as Dakar7enterprises LLCŽ located at 3546 Rain Forest Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL (Duval County) FICTITIOUS NAMES New Business Notice is hereby given that, Eric Kozlowski desiring to do business as Integrated Voting Solutions, Inc., located at 5299 St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207 (Duval County). This July 4th, Help a Manatee Club Offers Public Awareness Signs & Banners, FreeSave the Manatee Club reminds the Florida boating community to prepare to participate in manatee safety this busy July 4th holiday and beyond. The Club offers a variety of free public awareness materials to protect the endangered marine mammals. Waterproof banners are free to Florida boaters. These bright, bold yellow banners act as cautionary signs and alert other boaters when manatees are present in the area with the easy-to-see directive, Please Slow, Manatees Below.Ž Free yellow dock signs for shoreline property owners in Florida, boating decals, and new waterproof waterway cards containing safe boating information are also available from the Club. All provide the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) hotline number (1-888404-3922) for reporting manatee injuries, deaths, or harassment. Cathie and Randy Bieber enjoy cruising from Palm Beach to Miami for weekend getaways aboard their 44-foot boat. They recently contacted the Club for a yellow boating banner. This banner will be a great asset, and well display it frequently,Ž said Cathie. We always keep a sharp eye out when cruising on the Intracoastal for our friends, the manatees. We are very excited to have this opportunity to help these peaceful, gentle giants.Ž Save the Manatee Club also offers free, family-friendly public awareness manatee signs and posters for sites where human/manatee interactions are a problem. These materials have been distributed around Florida to state, municipal, and county parks; marinas; and other places where harassment of manatees is a concern. Dr. Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation for Save the Manatee Club, says the public awareness signage combined with responsible boating and manatee mannersŽ can save manatee lives. Manatees rely on knowledgeable, thoughtful boaters and waterway users for their protection from injury, harassment, or death. Our organization cant fully protect manatees or their aquatic habitat without the support of the boating community. Manatee-safe boating is paramount during busy holidays when more boats are out and the risks to manatees are increased.Ž The free signs, banners, decals, posters, and waterway cards can be obtained by contacting Save the Manatee Club via e-mail at education@savethemanatee.org, by regular mail at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or by calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). Manatee Protection Tips for BoatersŽ can be found on the Clubs website at http://www.savethemanatee.org/boatertips.htm

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JUNE 30, 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 Through Council Member Denise Lees office, Lee, Jones, and Daniels issued a formal notice to meet with City Council President-elect William BillŽ Bishop for the purpose of discussing City Council Standing Committee assignments which would become effective July1. The public meeting, also referred to as a notice meeting, was open to all council members and interested parties. Council members can request notice meetings to discuss issues that may require action from the full City Council. It provides structure and operates within the Sunshine Law. In addition to Lee, Jones, and Daniels, the only Council Members in attendance were Brown, Don Redman, District 4, and Dr. Johnny Gaffney, District 7. Isiah Rumlin, President of the Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP and representatives from Congresswoman Corrine Browns office were in the audience. At the center of the controversy was Bishops failure to appoint any African-American members to chair committees. Also at issue was the appointment of token representationŽ, a reference made by Jones, on the two most powerful Standing Committees, Rules and Finance. The Council President-elect drafted Jones to the 7 member Rules Committee and Gaffney to Finance. Bishop said he did not consider race when he made the appointments. Yet, he assigned four African-Americans members, Lee, Brown, Daniels, and Gaffney, to one committee … the Recreation, Community Development, Public Health & Safety Committee. Gaffney was appointed Vice-Chair of that body. It has been twenty years since an African-American, Warren Jones, was elected as Council President. The Financial News and Daily Record reported on comments that Bill Bishop made on June 21, the same day that Lees Office issued the public meeting notice. Bishop said that he looked for the best candidates for the leadership roles of the five standing committees. I dont run a quota system,Ž said Bishop. When Lee asked him to explain the Daily Record comments, Bishop said that his response was an emotional reaction to statements relayed to him that the committees should have reflected certain demographics.Ž He further stated it was passed on to him that there were racial overtones in that meeting.Ž He acknowledged using a poor choice of words. Each Councilmember present was invited to comment on the committee issue. Without accusing Bishop of racist actions, statements about his voting history, mostly from Lee who referred to DVDs of past meetings, showed a pattern of voting against actions involving African-Americans: €Voted against authorizing a $250,000 business grant to complement a $2.5 million loan obtained by local businessman Jerome Brown. Bishops comments implied the long time barbecue entrepreneur, who has a contract to distribute his barbecue sauce in Sams and Walmart stores, did not have adequate business experience. €Voted against the appointment of Calvin Burney as the Citys Director of Planning and Development, in spite of Burneys proven experience in the field. €Voted to cut the positions of two African-American receptionists/assistants working in the City Council offices. When Bishop spoke, he noted that it was almost 2:00 p.m. and he would have to leave for an appointment. He said that he understood what his colleagues were saying and would take the matter under advisement. He declared his intention to take the matter under advisement three times. He did not, however, give the members what they asked for, which was an appointment of an African-American council member to chair a committee and two African-Americans on each of the power committees, Rules and Finance. Councilmember Lee offered a solution by recommending that Bishop simply add members to the Standing Committees … an action allowed by the Council President according to Council rules. I talked with Warren Jones about how resignation from the standing committees would affect his constituents. He explained that all Council members are permitted to attend, comment, and debate at standing committee meetings. Only appointed members can vote on an issue in committee. Once the issue leaves committee and is added to the Council agenda for action, all Council members have the opportunity to comment, debate, and vote. At this writing, Denise Lee, Warren Jones, Reggie Brown, and Kimberley Daniels have resigned from the Standing Committee assignments for the 2012-2013 council term. They believe the stand is important for the future of fairness and justice for all Americans, especially the faceless voices that they represent. Reggie Brown may have summed up the stance these City legislators were about to take when he declared, I have wrapped myself in the [U. S.] Flag for 20 years (he is a Warrant Officer in the U. S. Army). No way am I going to participate in [a] non-inclusive leadership program. I refuse to serve leadership thats noninclusive, thats insensitiveƒŽ Lcemuqpxknng"Continued from A-1

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PAGE A-4THE STARJUNE 30, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Anjeon Yeohaeng (Safe Journey) to Toure, Tonya, and Sydnee Breaker. Anyone who knows my cousin, Barbara Breaker, knows that she does not need a reason to have a crab party. As a matter of fact, any day of the week, any occasion is grounds for her to head to Trout River Seafood for a messŽ of blue crabs. On June 9, Barbara and Ron Breaker invited family and friends to a crab boil for son, Army Sgt. First Class Brian Toure Breaker, daughter-in-law Tonya, and granddaughter, Sydnee, to bid them safe travel before their departure on a two year Army assignment in Korea. For months, the family has been packing, and studying Korean language and customs, as they prepared for this exciting lifes journey. Neither Toure nor Tonya is a stranger to living abroad. As a child, Toure and his siblings attended school in Germany while father Ron was stationed there in the Army. Tonya spent her junior year of high school in Brazil, where she lived with a family and learned to speak Portuguese fluently. The well-traveled Tonya is really excited about the prospect of exploring new destinations from Seouls ground zero. She also finds a certain comfort in knowing that sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (as a student, she was a founding member of the AKA Chapter on the campus of DePauw University), who live in Seoul, will welcome her with open arms. Young Sydnee looks forward to making new friends at the Seoul American High School. She also has plans to continue Tae Kwon Do, the Korean martial art and sport. Sydnee advanced to a purple belt in a recent tournament! The yard of Breaker Manor in Springfield was arrayed with a tent that accommodated 4 long tables, so there was plenty of elbow room for blue crab lovers. No Breaker crab boil would be complete without shrimp, potatoes, corn, and Barbaras secret seafood dip with a nice compliment of wine and beer. Then there were the cakes. I stopped counting at five! Al so on hand was face and body painting by Tiffany Rodriguez and Associates … compliments of Marilyn Williams. I wish Toure, Tonya, and Sydnee all the best. (Anjeonhan yeohaengul bonaesaeyo!)Speaking of Toure Breaker ƒwhen daughter Sydnee was six years old, he became a single father. Since that time, he has been father and mother to his daugh ter. He has always provided a stable and loving home for himself and Sydnee. Of course, grandparents, aunts, and other relatives were ready to step in when needed or just because. Ive watched Sydnee grow into a poised and beautiful teenager. All that she is and will be is credited to her father, Toure. An d, Toure can thank his father, Ron, for being his role model. As my last tribute to fathers, in this month of June, 2012, I salute you, Toure Breaker, for being the best dad to Sydnee. Happ y Fathers Day to you. The Ritz Chamber Players Finale Concert of the 2012 season Of Music, Love, and Poetry capped the classical ensembles 10 th year. This acclaimed group of artists presented the works of Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Adolphus Hailstork. The Ritz Chamber Players flexible makeup allows for many astonishing combinations of virtuoso players. The Ritz Chamber Players are also unique in its dedication to showcase the works of African-American composers with exceedingly artistic and informed interpretations. Returning for the finale were principal harpist, Ann Hobson-Pilot; incomparable soprano, Alison Buchanan; dynamic violinist, Kelly Hall-Tompkins; captivating violinist, Anyango Yarbo-Davenport; intriguing violist, Richard Brice; soulful cellist, Tahirah Whittington; and last but not least, remarkable clarinetist, Founder and Artistic Director, Terrance Patterson. During RCPs concert season, local artists are invited to display works of art on the stage and in the lobby area. The finale concert featured the works of artist, Cecilia Ann Washington-Carr, daughter of the late Dr. E. H. Washington, Sr. and the late Mrs. Inez P. Washington. A graduate of the prestigious Howard University School of Fine Arts, Cecilia was a student of David C. Driskell, recipient of the 2010 Humanitarian Award from the Ritz Chamber Music Society, Inc., and the late Lois Mailou Jones. She currently travels the country for Heart of America Foundation painting murals for the READesign library makeover program which is sponsored by Target and CapitalOne. She is the creator of wearable art, Angel on My Shoulder by Cecilia Carr which is sold at Customer Service counters of over 250 Publix stores throughout Florida, including Jacksonville. It's official! Toure, Sydnee, and Tonya Breaker are off to Seoul, Korea Tiffany Rodriguez painting body art Left to right: Sydnee Breaker, Toure Breaker, Tonya Walker-Breaker, Imani Breaker, Barbara Breaker, Ronald Breaker, Aimee BreakerRoyster, Alaina Royster, Gary Royster, and Kyra Royster Toure Breaker and twin, Imani Breaker looking at their separate birthday cakes Crabs, crabs and more crabs Marilyn Williams showing off her beautiful body art by Tiffany Rodriguez

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE ATHE STAR JUNE 30, 2012 Assistant Public Defenders in Last Criminal Trial at Bay Street Courthouse Jacksonville, FL (June 18, 2012): The State vs. Leon Madden went before Judge and Jury promptly at 9 a.m. Friday morning (6/15/2012), the final criminal case ever to be tried in the Duval County Courthouse located at 330 East Bay Street in Downtown Jacksonville. Assistant Public Defenders Al Perkins and Senovia Portis represented Mr. Madden in the trial before presiding Judge William Wilkes. When deliberations concluded at 8 p.m. on Friday, a hung-Jury returned with no verdict, thus forcing a re-trial. The APDs consult with Mr. Madden (center). (L-R) Lead APD Al Perkins and Co-Counsel Senovia Portis before trial. APD Portis through security. Prosecution and Defense make final trial preparations.

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JUNE 30, 2012 THESTAR Sean Paul Releases 2012 Olympic AnthemPAGE By Carlette DeLeon International superstar Sean Paul is doing his part to keep the Jamaican spirit high as the London 2012 Olympic Games draw near. The artists recently released single Hold On is an anthem for local and overseas athletes who will be heading to London with dreams of achieving gold. The third single released from Sean Pauls Tomahawk Technique, Hold On is an upbeat and uplifting song that speaks to striving and achieving your dreams no matter what obstacles may stand in the way. The songs powerful message can be applied in all areas and levels of life, and for a big stage like the Olympics rings true to the theme of accomplishing only the best. I felt compelled to do Hold On this year especially because of the upcoming Olympics and wanting to encourage our ambassadors to excel despite the challenges. Sean explained. Hold On, is easily becoming a local anthem for all Jamaican athletes ready to bring more accolades home to Jamaica. The song starts off on an uplifting note as Sean Paul singjays, Hold on to the dream, hold on, Hold on now, now, Hold on and believe, Oh we already won, we still hold on. Sean Paul seems to be talking directly to his fellow Jamaican athletes. After Jamaicas athletes record breaking achievements in the Beijing 2008 Olympics, all eyes will be on the Jamaican athletes in London this August. The song inspires hope and eases sporting anxiety in the message sent. In an interview with Sean he states, I certainly hope the song will give encouragement to Jamaican athletes, I know how hard they work and how much what they do means to Jamaica. Everytime I watch them compete I feel such a proud feeling. I know they will continue to rise higher and bring us some more gold. A former athlete himself, having competed in Water Polo throughout his youth and well acquainted with the struggles of following his dreams in music to accomplish worldwide success, Sean Paul truly speaks from his heart, which is felt in the song. Being a swimmer and a water polo player I had to train for hours and hours. The commitment, preparation and sweat that goes into being a half second faster is unbelievable that's the spirit that fueled Hold On" the artiste said. Since released, Hold On has been steadily gaining airplay locally and internationally. The deejay hopes that the song will continue to inspire not only local athletes heading out for Olympic gold, but for all persons who are thriving to accomplish their dreams and goals. The Grammy winning artiste continues to reap success with his fifth studio album, Tomahawk Technique which was released in France in January. The pop album debuted at the #1 spot on the Japan I-Tunes chart and has seen remarkable growth in Europe and the rest of the world. Other popular hits from the album include: G ot 2 Luv U with American songstress Alexis Jordan, She Doesnt Mind and How Deep Is Your Love featuring superstar Kelly Rowland. Got 2 Luv U has sold over 2 million copies digitally and its strong performance in Europe has set the pace for the song making the top 10 in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania and Spain. Roll Wid Di Don also featured on the album was produced by the artiste on his Material artiste and has held the #1 spot on the Hype TV charts in Jamaica for six weeks. Sean Paul is currently touring and constantly working on new material. Who Let The Dogs Out s Baha Men Get Congrats From PM On Signing With Sony Entertainment Group By Llonella Gilbert, BIS BAHAMAS: Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie (bottom center with mic) during a press conference on Thursday, congratulated the music group Baha Men who will soon sign a formal recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment. They are each in their own right, experienced musicians and artists, and connectively they are a very strong and potent force, the Prime Minister said. They have the capacity to again impact the world. He told the group members that they are a wonderful example for other aspiring Bahamian musicians, and they will be able to promote the country with the backing of a company with influence all over the world. Besides members of Baha Men, also present were Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. the Hon. Daniel Johnson; Afo Verde, President, Sony Music Entertainment, Latin American Division and Fernando Cabral, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment, Latin American Division. The Prime Minister noted that this is the perfect time for such an announcement to be made, as the government made its commitment to developing the arts known in the Speech From the Throne read during the Opening of Parliament the day before. Prime Minister Christie met with Sony executives prior to winning the general elections, with the intention that if he won, a strategy would already be in the works to enable the company to promote The Bahamas in various facets around the world. He also wanted to establish a relationship with Sony, so that Bahamian recording artists could be signed to contracts on an annual basis. The same way we have won gold medals in the Olympics, or produced top heart and neurosurgeons in our country, the talent is there in music and the performing arts, the Prime Minister said. Fernando Cabral said Sony executives were blown away by the performance of Baha Men during the musical showcase at the companys annual convention held this year at Atlantis instead of its normal venue, New York City. Our President of A&R (who signs talent to the company) said very accurately, that we have all seen hundreds of showcases before and without a doubt, the one this past Tuesday evening was the best that we have ever witnessed. During showcases, the Executives just sit very politely and listen very critically, but not this time by the second song, everyone was out of their seats and dancing uncontrollably in front of the stage. Mr. Cabral explained that the Junkanoo sound was something they had never heard before and the bands performance was simply a wesome. We want that Bahamian sound in our catalogue. There will be no watering down. The Executive said midway through the groups performance, Obi Pindling, the companys attorney in The Bahamas was asked if the group was presently signed to anyone. We decided on the spot, to extend an invitation for Baha Men to become part of the Sony family. Mr. Cabral said, It is our intention, as soon as we return to our respective offices, to have our attorneys prepare a formal recording contract to offer to the Baha Men. We have no doubt whatsoever that this is only the start of a wonderful relationship between Sony Music Entertainment and the musical talent of your wonderful country, and hopefully even more, he said.

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JUNE 30, 2012 THESTARJacksonville Urban League Holds Annual MeetingPAGEB-1 The Jacksonville Urban League held its 2012 Annual Meeting at the Ritz Theatre and Museum in historic LaVilla. The Annual Meeting and Luncheon sponsored by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care marked another major milestone for the Jacksonville Urban League celebrating 65 years providing quality services to the community. Richard Danford, President of the Jacksonville Urban League, indicated in spite of the challenges faced the Urban League continues to be beacon of hope for the constituents we serve. He also expressed appreciation to the many partners, and volunteers for their continued support of the Urban Leagues mission. Gregory Perrine, Board Chair presented the Jacksonville Urban Leagues Five Point Legacy Plan and highlighted some of the accomplishments: (1) Provide quality services to constituents; (2) Ensure organizational sustainability; (3) Market the organizations message, assets and services; (4) Focus on employee development and well being and (5) Build and maintain community partnerships. A copy of the Jacksonville Urban Leagues Annual Report was presented to each person that attended the Annual Meeting. Afterwards, reports from the various Board Committees and their accomplishments for the year were given by: George Spencer, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair; Dr. Cheryl Fountain, Head Start Committee Chair; and David Gagnon, Organizational Sustainability Committee Chair. Melissa Adams presented a report from the Young Professionals and Phillip Parsons presented a report on the work of the JUL Economic and Community Development Foundation. Gregory Perrine presented the Nominating Committee Report, which was followed by Judge Pauline Drake installation of the 2012-2013 Board members and officers. New members to the Board include Mark Alexander, Market Director, North FL Region, Pepsi Beverages; Monet Brown, Head Start Policy Council Representative; Leonard D. Brown, Jr., Senior VP, General Counsel, PGA Tour; Leigh Mills, Vice President, Senior Consultant, Compass Consultant Group; Sherman D. Riley, Operations Manager, Vistakon-Johnson & Johnson; David S. Williams, II, Chaplain, Jacksonville Sheriff Office; and Velma Monteiro-Tribble, Director, Foundation Grants/Programs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of FL Foundation. Officers and Committee Chairs installed for 2012-2013 are Damien Haitsuka, Chair; David Gagnon, Vice Chair; George Spencer, Treasurer; Ramon George, Audit Committee Chair; Andrea Rodriquez, Secretary; Cheryl Fountain, Head Start Committee Chair; Eric Oliver, Special Events Committee Chair and Gregory Perrine, Immediate Past Chair. The Annual Meeting ended with the Volunteer Service Awards presented to Warner Singleton, Mary Nelson, Rebecca Hudson and TiJuana King for their support of the programs and activities sponsored by the Jacksonville Urban League. Board members Gregory Perrine, Lynn Sherman and Michael Wilkes were also honored for three or more years of service. The mission of the Jacksonville Urban League is to assist African Americans and others in securing economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. The Jacksonville Urban League, founded in 1947, is an affiliate of the National Urban League established in 1910, head-quartered in New York City provides direct services to more than two million people. PHOTOS: Frank M. Powell III Front Row: Monet Brown, Cheryl Fountain, Andrea Rodriquez, George Spencer, Damien Haitsuka, Gregory Perrine, Velma Monteiro-Tribble, Judge Pauline Drake, Richard Danford, President of the Jacksonville Urban League, Back Row: Leonard D. Brown, Eric Oliver, Rev. David Williams, II, Leigh Mills, Sherman Riley, David Gagnon and Ramon George Angela Spears, Joyce Morgan Danford, Richard Danford, President of the Jacksonville Urban League, and Dawn Lopez Charlotte Stewart, Community Activist and retired columnist for The Florida Star Michael Blaylock and Wendell Holmes Michael Wilkes, Past Board Chair and Richard Danford Rebecca Hudson, volunteer with the JUL Youth Intervention Program Jean Jonson receives award for Head Start volunteer Tijuana King Warner Singleton Mary Nelson, volunteer for JUL Employment and Training Program Phil Parsons, Chair Economic and Community Development Foundation Damien Haitsuka, Chair, JUL Board of Directors, 2012-2013 David Gagnon, Vice Chair JUL Board of Directors 2012-2013 Cheryl Fountain, Board of Directors Head Start Committee Chair George Spencer, Treasurer JUL Board of Directors Camilla Thompson, Community Activist Eldon L. Bekkum, Boeing

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Golden Isles Arts and Humanities and The City of Brunswick present AN OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Celebration begins 7:00 pm; Fireworks at dark at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Gloucester & Bay Sts. Free for everyone. For more information call 262-6934, goldenislesarts.org FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK "AMERICANA" on Wednesday, July 04, 2012, Hemming Plaza, 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Summer Adventure Camp on Thursday July 05, 2012, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. A T. REX NAMED SUE, Museum of Science and History (MOSH): Thursday July 05, 2012, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Friday Night Live! COWFORD COUNTY BAND this Friday, July 06, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.353.1188 for all information. LIVE AT SNYDER: JULY ART WALK: Put your best face forward at Snyder Memorial,Put Your Best Face Forward, Wednesday, July 6, 5-9 p.m. Snyder Memorial (Corner of Laura & Monroe Streets) during the July Art Walk. This month will feature Grass Heads and face painting. It's the perfect way for you and your family to start the summer off with this free night of fun. For more information, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net. Jacksonville Landing Market, The Jacksonville Landing, on Friday July 06, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W.., Jacksonville, FL 32202. THE MEN OF CHIPPENDALES, onSaturday July 07, 2012, at Mavericks Rock N' Honky Tonk, 2 Independent Dr. W.,Jacksonville, FL 32202.Call 904.356.1110 for more information. Community Activities, contd....PAGE B 2THE STAR JUNE 30, 2012 *****/Community Activities THE ULTIMATE RUNWAY FASHION SHOW this Saturday, June 30, 2012, AMG Uptown, 525 W. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information contact 904.356.1081. 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. LIVE MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD BY LYONS, this Saturday, June 30, 2012, from 8:00 PM 1:00 AM, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. REGGAE ON THE RIVER, on Sunday, July 01, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for addtional information. BUFFALO SOLDIERS EXHIBIT Opening Reception: Sunday, July 01, 2012 at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for more information. Oscar Mike, Kiss the Void with Hannah Thomas and Rhea MD (Polygon)), Burro Bar, Monday, July 02, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.353.4686 for all information. Book Reading, Chamblin's Uptown, on Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 225 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.674.0868 for more information. Candy Lee @ Dos Gatos, Dos Gatos, on Tuesday, July 03, 2012, at 123 E. Forsyth St. Jacksonville, FL 32202. FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: 7/4/2012 at the Downtown Jacksonville Riverfront HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! This star-spangled celebration features Jacksonville's most spectacular 4th of July fireworks display over the St. Johns River. You have to see it to believe it! Call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net. for additional information. SENIOR DAYS, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), onWednesday July 04, 2012, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please call 904.396.MOSH for any information. (StatePoint) We cant control every aspect of our health, but we can help protect ourselves against many common ailments and diseases simply by getting the recommended daily essential vitamins and minerals. With the stresses of everyday life, it can be hard to get regular exercise and maintain a balanced diet. So many doctors advise their patients to take daily dietary supplements to ensure they get the nutrients needed for optimum health.  While striving to improve the quality of the foods we feed ourselves and our families is paramount, adding nutritional supplements is a valuable and easy way to enhance our ability to stay healthy,Ž says Dr. Andrew Myers, an expert in nutrition and preventive medicine and co-author of Health is Wealth, 10 Power Nutrients that Increase Your Odds of Living to 100.Ž Myers offers these tips to anyone looking to stay in tip top health: Protect Your Heart There are many preventive ways to help keep your heart healthy, such as eliminating stress, maintaining a healthy diet, staying trim and exercising regularly. You can also consider a supplement such as fish oil, which contains omega-3, a good fatŽ vital to heart health. Be sure to pick high-quality, trusted products such as Sams Club Simply Right Triple Strength fish oil which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Additionally, Co Q-10, a naturally sourced cardiovascular antioxidant, can help support healthy heart function. Avoid Common Colds The common cold is one of the leading causes of missed work and school, making it all the more important to take steps to strengthen your immune system. Washing your hands often, eating foods high in vitamin C such as citrus and taking a supplement such as vitamin D may help you ward off colds. Vitamin D has been shown to support a strong immune system and can be found through sun exposure. However, for those who are fair-skinned or just simply dont have time to be outside, you can take a supplement like Simply Rights Vitamin D3 5000IU. Protect Your Joints Many Americans experience joint pain and assume it is a normal aging process they have to live with. However, there are a number of treatment options ranging from exercise to surgery that can help manage joint pain and improve mobility. A simple option can be taking a supplement such as Simply Right Triple Strength Glucosamine. Get a Check-Up Even if you dont have a regular doctor, there are ways to get a professional exam. Many pharmacies have periodic health and wellness screenings. For example, Sams Club locations across the U.S. host free monthly screenings that include bone density screenings, and testing for cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. Learn more about these screenings and the Simply Right line of affordable vitamins available at Sams clubs nationwide by visiting SamsClub.com/healthyliving By taking preventive steps now to improve your health, you can save yourself trouble down the road. ***** Are You Getting Enough Vitamins? Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Secrets For Improving Your Relationships (StatePoint) Putting yourself first may be the key to improving your relationships with others. While this may not sound like an intuitive way to improve your friendships, some experts now believe that by connecting with who we are at the core, we can become more aware of how our feelings govern our interactions and make better choices in the way we communicate. Transformation coach Sally Anderson, author of Freefall: Living Life Beyond the EdgeŽ (Morgan James Publishing 2012), believes that many of us act with a default identity,Ž a way of being that is shaped by our past pain and experiences and our unrecognized feelings. She says that this disassociation from who we really are can be a source of dysfunction in our relationships. But recognizing these problems can be challenging, experts warn. You must be prepared for some honest reflection. Some of the signs that youre allowing your unconscious thoughts to sabotage your relationships include: € Making the assumption that the other person is in the wrong when your expectations are not met. € Placing conditions on your love. € Displaying a victim mentality. € Feeling powerless. € Being resentful. € Reacting defensively. € Listening to others in a negative context. € Becoming withdrawn in your relationships. € Questioning your commitment to others. The failure to recognize the source of your feelings is a lot like the annoying static you hear when you arent properly tuned in to a radio station. So instead of just reacting the next time youre upset with someone, try tuning-in to yourself. You may find your first reaction isnt the best reaction. This awareness is crucial to better communication and functional relationships, according to Anderson, who advises taking the following helpful steps: € Commit to an empowered relationship, dont just want one. € Realize that forgiving is not condoning an act. € Know that when someone specifically aims judgment at you personally, it never has anything to do with you. Quite the contrary, it says more about them than it does about you! € Take responsibility for your own emotional and mental state and avoid placing blame on others. € Love unconditionally. € Be willing to transform yourself. Extraordinary relationships are possible for those willing to be open, transform themselves, truly listen, and love unconditionally,Ž says Anderson. By doing so, we can achieve a level of insight into ourselves and one another that we never thought possible.Ž For more tips on how self-awareness can improve your relationships, visit www.freefallselfimprovement.com. It just may be that you need to focus more on yourself to become better at dealing with others. Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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JUNE 30, 2012 THESTARBrunswick Pastor Accepts Invitation To Address Jacksonville Men at Prayer Breakfast Pastor Kenneth Adkins has been selected by His Mentor, Pastor Leofric Thomas, Founder and Pastor of Open Arms Christian Fellowship, to be the keynote speaker at a prayer breakfast that will be held on Saturday, July 7th. The Prayer Breakfast, which will be held at Open Arms Christian Fellowship, one of the fastest growing hurches in North East Florida. The event is expected to attract hundreds of Men from all over Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida. Adkins, author of the critically acclaimed, "Jailbreak to Freedom, Healings, and Blessings", his first book, is a highly sought after Speaker, Teacher, Public Relations and Political consultant, and Lecturer. He is nationally recognized as an advocate for ex-offenders who have turned their lives around and recently spoke before Georgia's Congressmn and Senators at The Capitl in Washington D.C. He has also been invited to testify before The U.S. Senate concerning the extension of tax breaks for employers who hire ex-offenders in December of this year. Since relocating to Brunswick in 2007, Adkins has assisted well over 275 ex-offenders in finding employment and currently mentors a group of 54 men and women who are trying to begin their lives over again. He currently is the Senior Pastor and Founder of Greater Dimensions Christian Fellowship, and lives in the golfing community of Oak Grove Island in Brunswick, Georgia. Adkins is married to recording artist Stormy Adkins, with whom he co-pastors his congregation. To RSVP for the breakfast, please call the church at 904-766-5797. Much more can be learned about the ministry of Kenneth Adkins by logging on to www.gdcfbrunswick.org. Governor Nathan Deal with Pastor Kenneth Adkins Golden Isles Fireworks To Light Up Fourth Of July Independence Celebrations Light up the grills, get your parade shoes on and set your eyes on the skies as the Golden Isles gets ready to celebrate the 4th of July in grand style. Weve compiled our list of some of the events happening around town so set your calendars, make your plans and get ready to Independence. Stay at home with family and friends during the day or take part in several activities right here in town or head on over to Jacksonville or Savannah. Afterwards, light your own fireworks or head on down to the waterfront for a grand display. Sunday, July 1 9:30 p.m., Family Freedom Blast, Christ Church, Mandarin and Fleming Island campuses. July 03 2012 Tybees annual celebration of Americas birthday. Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybees busiest days of the year and the island fills up fast. The show starts around dark thirty (around 9:15pm). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybees eastern beaches. (912) 786-5444/(800) 868-2322 Wednesday, July 4 Dark, An Old-Fashioned 4th of July, Brunswick, Ga. Dark, Red, White and Blue Celebration on the Bluff, Waterfront Park, Darien, Ga. 9 p.m., Sunshine Festival, St. Simons Island, Ga. 9:15 p.m., Independence Day Festival, St. Marys, Ga. 9:15 p.m., River Street, Savannah, Ga. 9:15 p.m., on the Beach, Amelia Island. 9:30 p.m., American Pie 4th of July, over the river, 9:30 p.m., Fireworks Over the Matanzas, St. Augustine. 9:45 p.m., Fireworks Spectacular, downtown Jacksonville, over the St. Johns River. Wednesday, July 4 Time:7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Venue:Mary Ross Waterfront Park Address:Highway 341 And Gloucester Street Brunswick, GA 31520 GIAHA and the City of Brunswick invite everyone to come out for the annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. This fun family event features old fashioned games and free watermelon slices; and culminates at dark with the fabulous fireworks display over the East River. The celebration kicks off at 7:00 pm with some great games and contests sack race, water balloon toss, tug of war, hula hoop contest and more. Participants are divided up into age groups so everyone gets a chance to play! Winners receive a coupon for a special prize; but everyones a winner as there are free slices of watermelon given away all night long. When the sky gets dark, patriotic music begins playing while the "rockets red glare" lights up the night sky. July 4: Savannahs July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza! This year, the Riverfront Association will throw a party as if it were a Friday night there will be music, food, live shows, contests, and more, but best of all it is free! Mosey on down to Rousakis Plaza round about 5 p.m., bring a blanket and some snacks, fireworks beginning around 9:15 p.m. July 4: Fort Pulaski Independance Day Celebration will feature childrens activities. Musket firing demonstrations, scheduled at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., will be followed by a muster or Civil War inspection. At 1 p.m., children of all ages will be able to make their own Flat Civil War Soldier. The parks Independence Day activities will also include a presentation about the game of baseball during the Civil War era. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Entrance fee of $5 per person is charged, ages 15 and under are free. (912) 786-5787 or nps.gov/fopu.

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JUNE 30, 2012 THESTAR Marcus Stroud Returns To Jaguars For One Day To Retire With Team He Began NFLCareer WithPAGEB-4 The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed veteran defensive tackle Marcus Stroud to a one-day contract so that he could retire as a Jaguar. Stroud will be placed on the reserve/retired list. Stroud, the clubs first-round draft pick and the 13th overall selection in 2001, played in 100 games with 84 starts in seven seasons with the Jaguars. A native of Thomasville, Georgia, Stroud totaled 457 tackles, 22 sacks, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his tenure in Jacksonville. This is where I started my career and where I was able to have my most productive years,Ž Stroud said. The Jaguars are like family and I know this is where I belong.Ž Stroud was traded to Buffalo in 2008 and played three seasons with the Bills, starting 45 of 46 games. He signed with New England on March 4, 2011 and was released on July 29, 2011. Stroud finished his 10-year career with 647 tackles (414 solo), 29.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, 170 quarterback hits and 43 tackles for loss. He played in 146 games with 129 starts. Stroud was voted a starter in the Pro Bowl for three consecutive seasons from 2003-05, joining Tony Boselli as the only Jaguars voted to start in three straight Pro Bowls. He teamed with John Henderson for six seasons (2002-07) to give the Jaguars one of the NFLs biggest and best defensive tackle tandems. The duo remains the only Jaguars defensive players to be selected to multiple Pro Bowls. Strouds 22 sacks with the Jaguars are tied for the sixth in team history. He is one of 19 players to play in at least 100 gam es for the Jaguars and one of only eight defensive players to accomplish the feat. His 68 consecutive starts from September 8, 2002 to October 1, 2006 mark the third-l ongest starting streak in team history. Stroud anchored a Jaguars defense in 2006 that ranked second in the NFL, the highest ranking in team history. From 2003-06, th e Jaguars ranked third with only 37 rushing touchdowns allowed and second with only 11 100-yard rushers allowed during that span. A former University of Georgia standout, Stroud is now the fifth veteran to retire as a Jaguar after finishing his career with another team. Tony Boselli, Donovin Darius, Paul Spicer and Fred Taylor all previously returned to retire as Jaguars. ALLHAILKINGJAMES: LeBron Delivers The Championship To Miami By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star LeBron James has made good on his promise of delivering the NBAtrophy to Miami. With the stellar support of Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, James and the Miami Heat stole the thunder from the Oklahoma City Thunder and brought down the house to win a championship they were thirsty for. "Everything that went along with being a high school prodigy, to being drafted and having to be the face of a franchise, everything that came with it, I had to learn through it,Žsaid the exhausted but elated MVP. No one had gone through that journey, so I had to do it on my own. I had to figure it out on my own.Ž "The best thing that happened to me was losing the Finals, and me playing the way I played," he added, Basically, I got back to the basics. I knew I was going to have to change as a basketball player and as a person to get what I wanted. It just happened one year later." On his website, James thanked his fans for their support saying that he could not have done it without them. He also displayed a photo of himself with those highly sought after trophies, including the 2012 Bill Russell MVP Award. Despite his youth, King James is rightly so placed as one of the top ballers of his generation with this seasons average of 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists. "It took me to go all the way to the top and then hit rock bottom to realize what I needed to do as a professional athlete and as a person," he said humbly after winning. "I was just happy I was able to get back to this position. I was happy I was able to do it the right way, and do it for myself and not for anyone else." The city went into full party mode to welcome their champions with a parade that stretched the American Airlines Arena. Lining Biscayne Boulevard, they cheered on their top players and went into overdrive at the glimpse of James who kept true to his word that he would deliver. Above:LeBron James celebrates after his big win. Photo by:Nathaniel Butler/NBAE Below:LeBron went to his website to thank his fans for their support and to show off his trophy.

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PAGE B-5 THESTAR JUNE 30, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT The Disney Channel has produced a slew of cutie-pie looking youngsters who went on to become young adult stunners such as Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, Vanessa Hudgens, Brenda song, Raven Symone and the list goes on. Soon to be added to that tradition is actress/singer Vanessa Morgan. This young lady is fully equipped with the sexy, sultry looks, talent and persona that not only turn heads and catches attention but will have many suitors (both script wise professionally and relationship wise personally) hustling to get in line. Even though she is currently almost fully legal at age twenty, Morgan came up through the ranks at Disney and other outlets as a child actor breaking in the biz as an eight year-old with her film debut as the young Vanessa Williams in VH1s TV movie A Divas Christmas.Ž The Ottawa, Ontario, Canada native won the beauty title of Junior Miss America in 1999 and has starred on the international Family Channel TV series The Latest Buzz.Ž Morgan has other credits including the Disney Channel TV movies Harriet The Spy: Blog WarsŽ and Geek Charming.Ž She currently has a recurring role Jenne, Camerons girlfriend on Disneys A.N.T. FarmŽ TV series and stars as Sarah the half human vampire also on Disneys My Baby Sitters A VampireŽ TV series. Disney doing a vampire TV show? Was it shocking or surprising to Morgan to get such a role on The Disney Channel of all places? She chuckles, It was a complete shock because Disney definitely doesnt do anything like that. We never thought it was going to get picked up by Disney at all when we made it because that is really out of their comfort zone but I was auditioning for another Disney show and the head of Disney said Oh, we just bought your show. So I was the first one to find out even before anyone else. I guess they liked how it was a bit riskier than how they usually go so they wanted to try it out. And kids love it because its not so protected and squeaky clean. Its actually the humor that they really like.Ž When asked about her character, Morgan says, My characters name is Sarah and shes the vampire baby sitter. Shes very strong. Shes dealing with the fact that her ex-boyfriend was a vampire and turned her into one against her will. But shes dealing with that because she wanted to have kids one day, be a normal high school student and now shes realizing thats not really going to happen anymore. She has to deal with school and then fighting vampires and all of these mystical creatures that shes discovered are now in her town.Ž As far as being a former beauty pageant queen, did that have any affect on making her career happen as most contestants claim to enter pageants as a career advancement? Morgan reflects, I was really little and I saw these other little girls and I thought oh I get to show my talent, Ill get to sing. I did the competition and you know how they do the hair and make-up and I didnt even do my hair. I just had my afro curls and I put on blush, lip gloss and a little bit of mascara. I didnt do any classes or anything. Then I won Miss Junior California and then Junior Miss America. For me it wasnt about a career move I said oh, I get to show my talent and sing. I just kind of did it actually because I wanted to beat out the girls that took it so seriously with all of the make-up and stuff. I just strutted across the stage in my little afro and winked at the judges. I guess they liked it.Ž Off camera Morgan loves going for walks, dancing, being with friends and hanging out with her dogs. She also loves splitting her time between the States and Canada. How does she avoid the pitfalls of Hollywood being young and super fine? Morgan blushes and laughs, Just look out for people who have your best interest. In this industry you can meet a lot of fake, competitive, nasty people who dont have your best interest. So you have to deal with that. Everyone will deal with a person like that on set or in their life. Hold to the right set and dont allow yourself to be used and be confident in your talent.Ž Hit Vanessa up on Twitter.com@vanessamor gan and www.vanessamorgan.com and on Facebook. Vanessa MorganThe Sexiest Vamp Babysitter On TV!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo by Sean Getti Rych McCain Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, Feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookParty Info : Just in case you needed to know, NBA Finals MVP LeBron James and the Miami Heat celebrated their 2012 NBA Championship with the worlds number one rated Champagne, Armand de Brignac (Ace of SpadesŽ), on last Thursday night at LIV Fontainebleau, Miami, FL. This is the teams second NBA Championship title. Fans and celebratory partygoers welcomed Miami Heat owner Micky Arison Heat star and NBA Finals MVP LeBron James, All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and teammate Juwan Howard at the nightclub following their victorious championship game. Inside, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and teammates celebrated their new world championship title with dozens of bottles of Armand de Brignac Champagne valued in excess of $100,000 … just like last years NBA Champions, the Dallas Mavericks, did after their championship win. Electro-pop duo LMFAO also surprised the team with an impromptu celebration performance. Armand de Brignac continues to serve as the celebratory choice for the worlds top athletes. Champions of the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and Grand Prix have made Armand de Brignac their preferred Champagne; we are thrilled to welcome LeBron, Dwyane, and the rest of the Miami Heat to that elite class. Now you wanna-be high rollers know what to serve at your next celebration. Beauty & Health : Young people who need braces may be pleased to learn how their favorite young entertainers deal with the problem. In search of a picture perfect smile, many young stars are turning to modern new options that straighten their teeth. Actresses Ciara Bravo and Tiffany Espensen along with singer Keana Texeira are among the latest celebrities to choose Invisalign Teen „ a clear and removable option that allows teeth-straightening to go nearly unnoticed because the braces are virtually invisible. With Invisalign Teen, a series of clear aligners move teeth gradually over time. Gone are the days when straightening teeth means you have to wear metal braces and deal with all the challenges associated with them. But Invisalign Teen isnt just for celebrities; treatment is affordable and widely available through a network of preferred providers. The makers of Invisalign or Invisalign Teen offer a free assessment to see if their products are the way for you to achieve your own Hollywood smile. Movies ; Madagascar 3, Europes Most Wanted. Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation. Starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen and Cedric The Entertainer. Directed by Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon and Tom McGrath. Written by Noah Baumbach. Produced by Mireille Soria and Mark Swift. The gang is back and that would be Alex (Lion), Marty (Zebra), Gloria (Hippo), Melman (Giraffe), King Julian, Maurice and the penguins. They are stuck in Europe with a hair brain scheme to form a fake circus to get them selves shipped back to New York. The action is non-stop as are the laughs. The colors in the film are exceptionally bright, beautiful and clear which makes the animation very receptive to the eyes. The children will love this one. Brave. Disney/Pixar Animation. Starring Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Sally Kinghom and Eilidh Frasher. Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell. Produced by Katherine Sarafian. Story by Brenda Chapman. Screenplay by Mark Andrews. Merida is a red headed, wild hair princess who is a bit of a tom boy and marches to the beat of a different drummer. She prefers to shoot arrows and ride horses rather than be forced to by lady like and made prim and proper to be a future queen by her mom. As with all fairy tales, the good comes with the bad and at the end all is well. Some parts of this movie may be a little too dark and intense for children under seven, otherwise the older ones will like it. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook. Rock my blogs at www.rychmccainhollyhood notes.blogspot.com www.rychmccainreviewwagon.blogspot.com Study, Observe and Win! Rych F i r e w o r k Safety For The FourthThis Fourth of July, fireworks will blast overhead across the country to celebrate our nations birth. But with the festivities come safety hazards that amateur pyrotechnicians should consider. There are nearly 9,000 emergency room-treated injuries associated with fireworks a year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission. So before you light that fuse, keep these tips from the Red Cross in mind: € Abide by local and state laws. € Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets. € Keep a supply of water close-by as a precaution. € Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection. € Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight a dud.Ž

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Be A Successful Black Man: Heres How...Advice and lessons learned come from an unlikely sourceNEW JERSEY A young black man raised in Brooklyn and the suburbs of New Jersey strays off the most obvious path to success. Hes not going to college; instead he wants to pursue a career as a rapper. While waiting for his dream to come true, he gets caught up in the penal system. This is the true story of Hillary Simpsons son, and the inspiration behind her new book, How to Become a Successful Black Man, which compiles advice, anecdotes from noteworthy black men, and lessons learned for young black men and their parents to act on. Simpson also discusses the uncomfortable truth of being a black man. On average, she says, 58 percent of black boys do not graduate from high school, and an even smaller number graduate from college. In addition, she notes that one in three black men ages 20 to 29 years old are under correctional supervision. Along with these statistics, Simpson highlights the blatant racism that black men experience in white suburbs. These statistics prompted Simpson to found the Boys to Men program seven years ago in Newark, New Jersey. A common theme throughout the book is that family and role models are two of the most important factors determining a black mans success. The book provides solutions for parents who want to nurture and be a positive role model for their child, but it also draws the line between guiding and forcing your child in the right direction. We must begin repairing our community by helping black men to become successful leaders of tomorrow, says Simpson. The statistics are at crisis proportions. We must act now.Ž How to Become a Successful Black Man … The Men Tell Their Story, By Hillary Drummond Simpson Retail price: $12.95 Available at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com About the author Hillary Drummond-Simpson is a mother who has experienced the challenges of raising a successful black man. As an educator who has taught in three different states over the past 20 years, Simpson has discovered a recurring problem: African American boys are consistently pursuing careers in either entertainment or sports. In 2004, Simpson formed Boys to Men, a mentor program that pairs black boys with male role models in the black community. The group has branches in Newark, New Jersey, and Conyers, Georgia where Simpson currently teaches.PAGE B-6 THESTAR JUNE 30, 2012 OPINIONS OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. 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Obamacare requires insurance companies to allow young people to stay on their family health insurance until they turn 26, which has provided a critical bridge for millions of young people across the country. To learn more about this announcement, visit: http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2012/06/young-adults06192012a.html. OBAMACARE

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Burglar Leaves Blood at Scene During Escape A burglar was arrested after leaving some blood at the scene. Shortly before 9 a.m., February 24, the female victim was preparing to take a shower when she heard an unusual noise coming from the dining room area. The victim went to investigate and was confronted by an unidentified male. The more she screamed, the more the suspect continued to approach. Feeling threatened, the victim ran out the front door to get help from a neighbor. Police responded to the 911 call for help. When police arrived at the home, the suspect was gone. He left the scene through the same rear window he broke in order to gain entry to the residence. During his escape, he cut his knee on the broken window leaving behind some valuable evidence. DNA from the suspects skin processed at the lab positively identified 46-year-old Robert Wimberly as the suspect. Wimberly was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and criminal mischief. Wimberly told criminal investigators he had planned to steal the victims jewelry. Man Stabs His Grandfather and Steals His Car A man was wanted and arrested for the stabbing of his grandfather. Investigation revealed that the 55-year-old victim had stab wounds to the torso area. He was transported to a local hospital in life-threatening condition. A witness at the scene gave police information that the suspect 26 year old Alfred Lee Johnson got into an argument with his grandfather and stabbed him at least once and beat him with his fist. Suspect Johnson fled the area by stealing the victims vehicle. The vehicle was a silver 2000 Buick LeSabre and police began actively searching. Police say Johnson has another outstanding warrant and has a past criminal record. At 6:42 p.m. the same day, Alfred Lee Johnson was tracked down, apprehended, and booked into the county jail. His bond is set at more than $500,000. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star JUNE 30, 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. Police Find Drugs During Traffic Stop A deputy pulled over 31-year-old Cleveland Dubose Jr. for a stop sign violation and immediately recognized him, who was said to be a habitual traffic violator with no license. At 3:57 p.m., the deputy observed and made a traffic stop on the Dubose at 3:57 p.m. It was confirmed that Duboses drivers license has been revoked since December 2008. The deputy searched Dubose and located a clear plastic baggie with two large pieces of crack cocaine. In his wallet, deputies found $3,000 cash in $100 and $20 denominations. The crack cocaine and cash was seized for evidence and forfeiture. Dubose was charged with possession of crack cocaine, driving while license revoked as habitual, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail where he remains on no bond due to his criminal history. This is his 10th booking. Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to report to police. Cleveland Dubose Robert Wimberly Alfred Johnson

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JUNE 30, 2012THE STARPR 1 By Deborah Phelps Photos courtesy of FM Powell IIIOmegas 4 Change, Inc. and Blue and White Charities, Inc. joined together to host the first Dr. William J. Scott Youth Golf Clinic and Tournament, Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the renowned First Tee of Jacksonville Brentwood Golf Course in northwest Duval County. Open to youth ages 10 through 17, an exuberant crowd of parents and volunteers were involved. Deborah Phelps, president of Blue and White Charities, Inc. and Howard Stephens, president of Omegas 4 Change, Inc., respectively, led the charge having envisioned this idea nearly a year ago. The groups agreed to collaborate in order to create a positive environment for young people in the community to learn the educational, athletic and health benefits associated with the sport. Without a doubt, this event was an enjoyable day of mentoring, golfing and networking with local and visiting students, educators, businesses, friends, and families for a great cause. These non-profit organizations are backed by the alumni chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., which was established less than a year ago. Their aim is to raise funds for scholarships to high school seniors demonstrating superior academic and community service standards. We continue to work tirelessly to promote education in the Jacksonville area for those wishing to pursue their life aspirations,Ž according to organizers Stephens and Phelps. In addition to these organizations, there was support from members of the Gamma rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Named for Dr. William J. Scott, the youth golf clinic and tournament acknowledges Dr. Scotts contributions in the community, his philanthropy and role as an educator. Next years event is already planned on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the same location.For information regarding next years event, please contact Deborah Phelps at phelpsdeborah@aol.com or 904-566-9853 or Howard Stephens at hstephens@careercollege.edu or 904-7188493. Donations are still being accepted by mail: 4320 Deerwood Lake Parkway, Suite 101-234, Jacksonville, Florida 32216. First Combined Youth Golf Clinic and Tournament Held at Brentwood Rajai Cousley Clayton Osterhout Christopher Dul Warren Day volunteer Willetta Richie 1st Vice President, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Demeatrice Gibbons, 2nd Vice President, Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Left to Right Jasmin Chaney-Guevara 3rd Vice President, Cheryl Seals-Gonzalez 1st Vice President, and Deborah Phelps, President, all of Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

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By Mark HansenAs children blossom into young men and women, most insist on planning and running their own lives. Parents worry about all the basic essentials for their kids independent living, like housing, eating properly, staying warm, being careful at night and more. But most parents forget to teach their youngsters one of the most important lessons of all … financial responsibility. The resulting turmoil can spell disaster for a childs future. Consider this: The average young adult amasses $45,000 in debt by the time they turn 29, according to a recent PNC Bank report. This generation of 20-somethings was raised during an economically-thriving period,Ž says financial expert Mark Hansen, author of Success 101 for Teens (www.success101forteens.com). Undisciplined spending habits, student and car loans, and a tough job market have stymied their financial growth. Perhaps the worst culprit is financial ignorance, but we can count this as a lesson for future 20somethings.Ž For young people, organizing finances can be intimidating to the point of prohibitive, he says. We need to have a curriculum in schools, from kindergarten through 12th grade, that ensures our kids graduate with financial literacy,Ž he says. From balancing a checkbook to understanding what it means to pay … and earn … interest, kids need basic money management skills to survive in the world, and most arent getting them.Ž Hansen says all teens should know and practice so they can control their financial destinies: € Saving for dreams … the three-envelope method: Use the first envelope for your day-to-day expenses: gas or lunch money. Pause before blowing this money at the movie theater or a fast-food restaurant! Envelope No. 2 is for short-term goals, which might be clothing or a new laptop. The third envelope is for long-term goals such as a car, college or a future millionaire clubŽ fund. € How to create a budget: A budget lets us know whats possible, and not possible, with money. There are six steps to creating a budget. 1. List all of your expenses. 2. List all income. 3. List monthly expenses. 4. Add up these lists separately. 5. Tweak your budget so you can meet your expenses with money left over for savings. 6. Review your budget every week. € How to set and follow through on goals: First, figure out what your current finances are, then determine what they will be in the future -one year out, then two years out, then four years later, etc. How will you get to your oneor two-year goal? You need a plan, and most of the time that means either earning more money, spending less, or a combination of the two. Finally, you have to stick to your plan in order for it to work. € Understanding interest rates, such as credit cards: Interest is a fee paid for using someone elses money. Simple interest is straightforward: 5 percent accrued in your bank account with $100 yields $5 in interest at the end of the year. Compound interest, however, means ever-increasing amounts. This is crucial to understanding debt you may take on from lenders. Know what you are borrowing, and the terms thereof. Just as your money can work for you in a bank account, money borrowed can work against you if it is not paid back in a timely manner. € How to write checks and balance a checkbook: These days, its easier than ever to review accounts online, which automatically tracks exchanges. HOWEVER, banks do make mistakes, which is why its wise to track your accounts independently. Ask. Dont be embarrassed. Banks are putting a premium on service and want to establish a positive relationship with young customers. If you have a question, speak to someone at the bank. As you take control of your money, youll also take control of your life.JUNE 30, 2012 THE STARPR 2 5 Tips for Teaching Teens About Money Florida Board of Governors appoints Cleve Warren to FAMU Board of TrusteesORLANDO, Fla … The Trustee Nominating Committee of the Florida Board of Governors forthe State University System put forward and the full Board hasratified and approved the appointment of Cleve Warren of Jacksonvilleto Florida A&M Universitys Board of Trustees. Cleve Warren is the President of Essential Capital Finance, Inc. inJacksonville. He has been involved in state and local government asExecutive Director of the Florida Black Business Investment Board underformer Gov. Bob Martinez, and in economic development for the City ofJacksonville under former Mayor Ed Austin. He is serving or has servedon the boards of the Jacksonville Chamber, Jacksonville Civic Council,and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. Warren also serves on theboards of charitable and civic organizations. He is a retired LieutenantColonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Warren earned his bachelors degree from the University of North Floridaand his masters in business administration (MBA) from JacksonvilleUniversity.He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educationalleadership at the University of North Florida. Each one of the institutions in the State University System has a13-member Board of Trustees responsible for cost-effective policy, andfor implementing and maintaining high-quality education programsconsistent with the institutions mission. The Boards of Trustees alsodevelop processes to meet state policy, budgeting and educationstandards. Each trustee applicant undergoes a rigorous interview process with atleast two members of the Board of Governors from the Trustee Nominating& Development Committee. Each appointee also completes an intensiveorientation with the Board of Governors once appointed. The Board of Governors appoints individuals to the university Boards ofTrustees who are interested in taking our universities to a level ofexcellence that helps the State University System and the goals that weshare with our 11 outstanding institutions,Ž said Morteza MoriŽ Hosseini of Daytona Beach who serves as Chair of the Trustee NominatingCommittee. He is also Vice Chair of the Board of Governors. The Florida Board of Governors appointments are separate from thosemade to university Boards of Trustees by the Governor of Florida. Sixmembers of a universitys Board of Trustees are appointed in staggeredterms by the Governor, and five members are appointed by the Board ofGovernors. A universitys student body president or designee also servesas a standing member of the Boards of Trustees, as does a facultymember. Warrens term is through Jan. 6, 2015. It is subject to Florida Senateconfirmation.

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JUNE 30, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 STATEPOINT CROSSWORDINDEPENDENCE DAYACROSS1. *#34 Down did this 6. Pre-1947 British rule over India 9. *George Washington chopped one down as a lad 13. *Popular feeling 14. Australian bird 15. _____ two shoes 16. Without illumination 17. Greed or sloth, e.g. 18. April showers bring May flowers,Ž e.g. 19. *British soldier 21. *Pre-Independence Day stateŽ 23. Used for soaking 24. Dirty JobsŽ host 25. NHLs rival, 1972-1979 28. Deceptive maneuver 30. Lay to rest 35. Abrupt stop 37. 18-wheeler 39. Eagles nest 40. Not active 41. Deteriorate 43. Colloquial arentŽ 44. Ivan and Nicholas, e.g. 46. Pi times square of radius 47. Short spaces of time 48. Type of food 50. John Galsworthys Forsyte story 52. Grazing land 53. Effected by the moon 55. Member of the Benevolent Order 57. *ŽBorn on the Fourth of JulyŽ star 60. Three-tiered Roman galley 64. Gain knowledge 65. Follows soh 67. Death _____ in Harry PotterŽ 68. Tapestry 69. H1N1, e.g. 70. Two in eighteen 71. Orange part 72. ___ the seasonŽ 73. Tent anchor DOWN 1. Riders prod 2. European sea eagle 3. Like old West 4. *Declaration of Independence, e.g. 5. Roundabout road 6. None of this for the weary 7. Friend from Provence 8. Snowbird 9. Type of list 10. Multicolored horse 11. Jumpy 12. Cyclops had one 15. Major source of lead 20. Bullying, e.g. 22. Be obliged to pay 24. Deep regret 25. *Between red and blue 26. Shakespeare: Thou callst me dog before thou _____ a cause...Ž 27. Islams Supreme Being 29. Will be,Ž according to Day 31. *East India Company ware, pl. 32. Bay window 33. Kind of pie 34. *_____ Ross 36. Type of seabird 38. Often symbolized by light bulb 42. Like a beaver 45. Form of civil disobedience, pl. 49. Post-Soviet Union union 51. *ŽIndependence DayŽ invaders 54. Blue and white pottery style 56. Brightly colored snake of southeastern Asia 57. Wrap up in cerecloth 58. One in a million 59. Russian mountain range 60. Therefore 61. Highest volcano in Europe 62. Like those who will inherit earth 63. Gaelic 64. Once around 66. He stung like a bee? Jokes 4 Kids101kidz.com1.) Q. What did the porcupine say to the cactus? A. "Is that you mommy?" 2.) Q. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? A. Frostbite. 3.) Q. How do crazy people go through the forest? A. They take the psycho path. 4.) Q. What do prisoners use to call each other? A. Cell phones. 5.) Q. What do you get from a pampered cow? A. Spoiled milk. 6.) Q. Where do polar bears vote? A. The North Poll 7.) Q. What dog keeps the best time? A. A watch dog.

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JUNE 30, 2012 THE STARPR 4 Two Duval County Public High Schools Ranked Among Top in the Nation by NewsweekStanton College Preparatory is highest ranking Florida school -Jacksonville, FL … According to the 2012 national schools report card list created by Newsweek, Stanton College Preparatory School ranked eighth while Paxon School for Advanced Studies ranked 23rd among the top 100 schools in the nation. Of all Florida high schools, Stanton is the highest ranking school on the list in the state of Florida. Its always a great feeling when our schools stand out in the nation,Ž said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals. As a district, we want to see more of our schools receive this type of welldeserved recognition for academic excellence.Ž Newsweek produces the annual report called Americas Best High Schools that ranks the 1,000 best public high schools in the nation … the ones that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates. Florida has 69 in the top 1,000, with only California, New York, New Jersey and Texas having more. Also of note were Douglas Anderson School of the Arts at 335th and Mandarin High School at 857th in the Newsweek rankings. This is an incredible honor and I congratulate Floridas students, teachers, principals, superintendents and school boards for this great achievement,Ž said Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. Floridas public education system is one of the best in the nation, and this report card bears that out.Ž The report card measures high schools based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent); college matriculation rate (25 percent); Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) tests taken per student (25 percent); average SAT and ACT scores (10 percent); average AP, IB, and AICE scores (10 percent); and AP courses offered per student (5 percent).To view Newsweek school rankings and the Americas Best High Schools 2012 report card, visit http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/05/20/am erica-s-best-high-schools.html. Brentwood Golf continued Golf Clinic participants with Clinic instructor member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Deborah Phelps President of the Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. volunteers Phyllis Varnado, member of Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and her niece member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Deborah Phelps, President, of Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Jacksonville, Florida

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JUNE 30, 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. The Neighborhood Watch Program The National Neighborhood Watch Program, sponsored by the National Sheriffs Association since 1972, unites law enforcement agencies, local organizations and individual citizens in a community-wide effort to reduce residential crime. Thousands of these programs have been developed around the country, breaking down the isolation of neighbors as they work together and with law enforcement officers. Simple Steps to get started: € Form a small planning committee. Decide on a date and place for an initial neighborhood meeting. € Contact your local law enforcement agency. Request that a crime prevention officer come to your meeting to discuss your communitys problems and needs. € Contact as many of your neighbors as possible and ask them if they would be willing to meet to organize a Neighborhood Watch group in your area. Getting Organized € Contact your local law enforcement agency for help in training members in home security and reporting skills, and for information on local crime patterns. € Select a Neighborhood Watch coordinator and block captains who are responsible for organizing meetings and relaying information to members. € Recruit new members, keep up-to-date on new residents, and make special efforts to involve the elderly, working parents, and young people. € Work with local government or law enforcement to put up highly visible Neighborhood Watch signs and decals. These alert criminals that community members will watch and report their activities. Often, this is enough to discourage them! € Work with police to organize citizen patrols, on foot or in vehicles, to monitor certain areas at assigned times and shifts. Lost children, stranded motorists, stray dogs, damaged street signs or traffic signals, wandering cattle and auto accidents are often discovered by citizen patrols. Neighbors Should Look For € Screaming or shouting for help. € Someone looking into windows of houses or parked cars. € Unusual noises. € Property being taken out of houses or buildings where no one is at home, or the business is closed. € Cars, vans, or trucks moving slowly with no lights or apparent destination. € Anyone being forced into a vehicle. € A stranger running through private yards or alleyways. € A stranger sitting in a car or stopping to talk to a child. € Abandoned cars. € Dont investigate these problems on you own! Report these incidents to the police or the Sheriff s office. Alert neighbors of such situations. Developing Citizen Awareness € Recognizing suspicious activity and learning how to report it. € Organizing victim assistance programs. € Developing neighborhood youth escort servicesŽ that can accompany older people and children on errands. € Organizing a Crime StoppersŽ program that allows individuals to offer information on crimes, anonymously. Your Safety Two Brothers Confess Shooting of 3-Year-Old in 2008 Two brothers were arrested after confessing to a shooting of a 3year-old that took place in 2008. Police say 22-year-old Scharonis Wright had been awaiting deportation and hoped to remain in the U.S. by claiming that he had been a witness to a shooting. His plan however went off in the wrong direction when he finally spoke to detectives investigating the crime. He had confessed to being a participant when confronted with details. Scharonis was in the U.S. illegally and was about to get sent back to Haiti after serving a four-year prison sentence for armed robbery and aggravated assault. Upon stating he had information about the 2008 shooting, detectives went to interview him. What began as a tale about how he witnessed the reckless shooting into a home where a 3-year-old was shot, ended up with him as the possible shooter. Scharonis confessed that the shooting stemmed from retaliation for a drug deal gone bad. Scharonis, his brother Walton Wright, 25, and a third suspect, borrowed a gun from a friend and went to the home where the drug dealer lived. The date was June 26, 2008. At around 9:40 p.m. that evening, a woman was inside the home with her 3-year-old daughter. The woman was visiting to see her sister when shots were fired into the home. The child who was 3 years old at the time was shot in the leg. She was immediately rushed to the hospital and luckily survived her wounds. Today, she is a healthy 7-year-old. Scharonis said they knew the home was occupied. They had watched the property waiting for their target, but when he didnt show up, they fired several shots into the home anyway. The detectives transported Scharonis to jail, and he is now facing a charge of attempted murder. They were also able to locate his brother Walton and interviewed him about the incident and his brothers allegations. Walton confessed to his participation and was arrested facing the same charge. The investigation continues. Scharonis Wright Walton Wright

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Man Eats Family Dog Alive Waco,TX22-year-old Michael Daniel was said to have attacked his family members and neighbors in his house. Then he started running around on all fours barking and growling in an animal like manner. Then he grabbed the family dog and started to beat and choke it before he started biting chunks of flesh from it. When police arrived, they found Daniel on the front porch with blood on his face and clothes and took him to a hospital. The dog was dead after the attack. Police discovered that he had smoked synthetic marijuana called spiceŽ or K-2.Ž He is being charged with felony charge for animal cruelty. Malnourished Girl Forced to Stay in Closet Surrounded By Waste Kansas City, MOPolice say they received a call involving child abuse and came to an apartment complex. An officer went to the apartment which reeked of urine and called out to see if anybody was home. The only answer that was heard was a tiny YesŽ from the closet. The officer was able to gain access into the home and cut the shoelace or rope that kept the closet shut. He found a malnourished 10-year-old girl surrounded by her own waste. She weighed only 32 pounds and police were able to track her mother,Jacole Prince, 29, hours later at her boyfriends house. She was with two other daughters, ages 2 and 8, and they appeared to be well fed and clean. The children were taken into protective custody and Prince was arrested. The girl said she was barely fed and she would even go days without food. She was also rarely allowed outside of the closet. Prince said she didnt want her daughter out of the house because she was embarrassed by her appearance. She was charged with assault, abuse of a child and endangering a childs welfare. JUNE30, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Woman Offers Officer $3,000 to Avoid DUI,Not Her First Time A woman was arrested after repeatedly trying to bribe her way out of a DUI. 21-year-old Ashley Anderson was driving back from a nightclub at almost 3 a.m. in the morning. She was pulled over for speeding 12 miles over the speed limit and hit a curb as she was preparing to stop. As the officer approached her, Anderson was said to have slurred speech and bloodshot eyes with a wristband on. She also smelled of alcohol and refused to take a field sobriety test. When the officer tried to take her out of the car, he found a nearly empty 1.75 liter bottle of tequila under Andersons purse. As the officer drove her to the DUI center, Anderson told him she was drinking margaritas and offered him $3,000 to let her go and get rid of the charge. She repeatedly tried bribing him with the money. When the officer informed her that this was illegal, she told him she knew and shes done it before for $2,000. Anderson was charged with DUI and felony bribery. Woman Deposits Marijuana at Bank A Dunkin Donuts employee was arrested after making a deposit containing 55 grams of marijuana. 30-year-old Kimberly Antoinette Kelley was said to have made a commercial deposit to her company Dunkin Donuts, which included over two ounces of marijuana. The marijuana was locked in the vault when bank employees found it. The tellers asked Kelley if she had left something in the bag with the deposit, telling her that there was an additional item. She was also told that the bank deposit slip would not be available until the next day. When Kelley asked if she could have it back, the teller told her that she could not give the item back. As Kelley was talking to the bank manager, police arrived at the bank. They examined the bag and were able to confirm that the substance was indeed marijuana. After the confirmation, police arrested Kelley and she was taken to jail. She was charged with possession of marijuana and was later released on $5,000 bond. Man Arrested for a Specific DeadlyWeapon: French Fries Lowell, MA26-year-old James Hackett was with his wife and her 11-year-old daughter. As they picked up their food from the drivethru window of a McDonalds, Hackett got into an argument with his wife involving money. The girl tried to stop the two from fighting, which made Hackett upset. He reacted by pulling out the French fries out of the box, which were hot and oily,Ž and began throwing it at the girl in the face and chest. Although the girl was not injured, police say the heat of the oil couldve cause burning to the skin and eyes. When they got home, Hackett fled the area on an old Honda motorcycle. His wife then called police who were able to find Hackett with the description of the motorcycle. He was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He is currently free on bail and is scheduled for a court appearance in August. He is also prohibited from seeing his stepdaughter until then. Man Gets Gun After Getting Fed up with Farting Neighbor Teaneck, NJPolice say 72-year-old Daniel Collins had been in an ongoing dispute with a neighbor for awhile. Collins said he had grown tired of his neighbor passing gas near his apartment door. He was accused of confronting his neighbor with a .32 caliber revolver and telling him, Im going to put a hole in your head.Ž Collins denied the reported threat, but police found the gun in his vehicle.He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm and making terroristic threats. Ashley Anderson Kimberly Kelley

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JUNE 30, 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: Nashay Barnette Age: 14 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 6/08/12 Name: Damani Kimoni Brown Age: 16 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 6/10/12 Name: Deantae Marine Huff Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 6/05/12 Name: Shaena Mariah Kelly Age: 15 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 6/13/12 Name: Rayquawn LittleRiles Age: 16 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 6/01/12MOSTWANTED Armed RobberyPolice responded to a CVS in reference to an armed robbery. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect pointed a silver gun at the complainant and pulled back the slide. The suspect, who was carrying a lunch box, advised the clerk to put the money in the box. The unknown suspect was given money. The suspect had a round bandage under his right eye and a regular bandage under his left eye. He fled out the front doors of the store. 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:Prophete FrancoisOffense:Aggravated Assault w/Weapon No Intent to Kill Name: Timesha Clark Offense:Robbery with Gun, Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Lefrance L GoldwireOffense: Armed Burglary w/ Weapon Name: Carolyn Grant Offense:Grand Theft Motor Vehicle



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Jacksonville Downtown Riverfront 9:45 p.m. Brunswick, Darien, St. Simon, St. Marys Yjcvu"Ocmkpi"Ogp"Mknn"cpf"Gcv"HngujA Twf{"Gwigpg. cvg"ocpu"hceg. Hnqtkfc Cngz"Mkp{wc."cvg ocpu"jgctv"cpf dtckpu."Oct{ncpf Okejcgn"Fcpkgn. cvg"c"fqi."Vgzcu Ejctngu"Dcmgt. cvg"ocpu"cto. Hnqtkfc Recent months have been disturbing as it appear that there are sudden incidents of what we have seen in movies of cannibals and/or zombies. When we say recent, we are talking about the past months. It has been more than 20 years after the Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lecter, a fictional cannibal. What was not fictional was the serial killer, flesh eating Jeffrey L. Dahmer, who murdered and ate on 17 men and boys, of all races, between 1978 and 1991. His youngest was 14, his oldest was 37. Rudy Eugene, who ate about 75% of a homeless mans face, was thought to have taken or received through other means, drugsbasically, bath salts. YjcvuContinued A-5 LCEMUQPXKNNGU"CHTKECP/COGTKECP"EKV[ EQWPEKN"OGODGTU"VJTGCVGP"VQ"SWKV Im really disappointed and embarrassed we even have to have this discussion in 2012. Councilman Warren Jones by Frances Calhoun Bradley, The Florida and Georgia Star In a meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at Jacksonvilles City Hall, four of the five AfricanAmerican Jacksonville City Council Members threatened to resign from Standing Committees assignments for the 2012-2013 term because of the lack of significant African-American leadership representation. The four members committed to the action are: Reginald Brown, District 10, E. Denise Lee, District 8, Warren Jones, District 9, and Kimberly Daniels, At Large Group 2. JacksonvilleContinued A-3 Dr. Johnny Gaffney District 7 Warren A. Jones, District 9 E. Denise Lee, District 8 Kimberly Daniels, At Large, Group 1 Reginald L. Brown, District 10 Hktuv"dncem"Octkpgu"igv"Eqpitguukqpcn Iqnf"Ogfcn"hqt"YYKK"ugtxkeg As an elected official, one of the proudest moments I have ever experienced in all my years of service was the day that the House passed the bill I introduced (H.R. 2447) to grant a Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines. I had four of the Marines with me in the House gallery during the vote. They had travelled from across the nation to be in Washington, DC that day to witness it. And I will forever carry with me the roaring cheers and standing ovation they received from all of the Members of Congress for their service, their bravery, and their dedication to preserving freedom and democracy for our nation and the world. After President Franklin Delano Roosevelt opened the doors for African Americans to enlist in the United States Marines Corps, 20,000 brave African Americans enlisted in a time of war when the military services were still resistant to integration. Years before Jackie Robinson, and decades before Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., these heroes joined the Marines to defend our great nation. And these African American marines from across the nation were not sent to the traditional boot camps in Parris Island, South Carolina or San Diego, California. Instead, African American Marines were segregated, and went through basic training at Camp Montford Point near the New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Certainly, it is necessary to honor all of Americas war heroes selfless service and sacrifice, and in particular, those who served at Montford Point. They answered our nation's call at a time when our society was deeply divided along racial lines. As such, many of their contributions went unrecognized and many times they were not given the respect and recognition they deserved as Marines, as Americans, and as patriots. 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Read more on this in next weeks Star News papers. Don Thompson takes over this weekend as the first African-American CEO of the McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant chain, the same week the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company showed off the world's largest eating establishment. On Monday, McDonald's previewed its flagship Olympic Park restaurant in London for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its one of the four McDonald's the company has built on Olympic Park. The Summer Olympics began July 27. K P U K F G Qrkpkqp1Gfkvqtkcn00000000000000D"8 Ejwtej000000000000000000000000000C/5 Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp000000000000000C/6 Ctqwpf"vjg"Ctgc000000000000C/8 Ectkddgcp"Pgyu0000000000000C/9 Nqecn00000000000000000000000000D/3 Igqtikc000000000000000000000000D/5 Urqtvu000000000000000000000000000D/6 Etkog"("Lwuvkeg00*C+0E(L/3/6 Rtgr"Tcr00000000000*D+0RT/3/6 Encuukhkgf"("Dwukpguu000D/9 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!! Check, Money Order, or Credit Cards Accepted Ykuj"vq"ikxg"wu"c"Pgyu"Uvqt{A Ecnn"*;26+"988/::56"qt"Ugpf"kv"vq< kphqBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Ygcnvj"Kpgswcnkv{"d{"Tceg NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -White Americans have 22 times more wealth than blacks -a gap that nearly doubled during the Great Recession. The median household net worth for whites was $110,729 in 2010, versus $4,995 for blacks, according to recently released Census Bureau figures. The difference is similarly notable when it comes to Hispanics, who had a median household net worth of $7,424. The ratio between white and Hispanic wealth expanded to 15 to 1. The gap between the races widened considerably during the recent economic downturn, which whites weathered better than blacks, Hispanics and Asians. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL AKERS, Jerald Delbert, Sr., 86, died June 21, 2012. ARMSTRONG, Alice, 105, died June 24, 2012. ARMSTRONG, Johnnie Mae (Peggy), died June 19, 2012. ARNOLD, Gail, died June 17, 2012. ATKINS, Joann S., died June 16, 2012. BAILEY, John Albert, III, died June 22, 2012. BELL, Johnnie, 72, died June 22, 2012. BENNETT, Michael, diedJune 18, 2012. BILBY, Deborah Lynn, 59, died June 23, 2012. BOSS, Richard A., 76, died June 18, 2012. BOYD, Glenda, 60, died June 16, 2012. BROWN, Dwight Sheldon, 93, died June 24, 2012. BUTTS, Lamar T., 77, died June 22, 2012. CANNON, Curtis J., 92, died June 22, 2012. CANNON Raymond B., died June 26, 2012. CARTER Barbara, 58, died June 23, 2012. CROWDER, Rallin, died June 25, 2012. CURRY, Clifford Dale, 52, died June 21, 2012. DAVIS, Eugene (Popeye), died June 20, 2012. TAYLOR, Donna Dion, 55, died June 21, 2012. DOWDELL, Irene, 96, died June 22, 2012. ESTERS, Willie, died June 22, 2012. FAIR, Roy, 29, died June 20, 2012. FLEMMING, Elnora W., died June 25, 2012. GAY, Gail L., 57, died June 19, 2012. GLOVER, Lewis E., died June 24, 2012. GRAYER, Rudolph, Sr., 83, died June 20, 2012. HAMILTON, Henry, died June 26, 2012. HARRIS Norman, Jr., died June 24, 2012. HAY, Nancy, 56, died June 20, 2012. HUBBARD, Robert L., died June 22, 2012. KELLEY, Tamara, died June 23, 2012. LINSTER, Raymond, 74, died June 24, 2012. LOWERY, Nancy Odell, 68, died June 25, 2012. LUPO, Saverio, died June 20, 2012. MAXIM, Raymond A., 73, died June 24, 2012. McDANIEL, Ronald Lee, 61, died June 22, 2012. McDOUGAL, Henry, died June 20, 2012. McELROY, Michael, died June 18, 2012. MILLER, Stella L., 77, died June 22, 2012. MOORE, Robert L., died June 21, 2012. MUNGIN, Ada Mae, died June 26, 2012. NELSON, William David, 93, died June 21, 2012. PERRY, Eliza, 81, died June 24, 2012. PIERCE, Brilla H., 97, died June 25, 2012. REDD, Louis, died June 24, 2012. RISHER, Louise E., 74, died June 21, 2012. ROBBINS, Yvonne G., 58, died June 23, 2012. SCARBOROUGH, Minnie Elizabeth, 92, died June 21, 2012. SEALS, Priscilla King, died June 20, 2012. SHADD, Grady, 78, died June 23, 2012. ST ONER, Victor Lamar, 49, died June 23, 2012. TALKO, Raymond Joseph, died June 20, 2012. THOMAS, Venson, 63, died June 19, 2012. WILLIAMS, Samuel Jake, died June 20, 2012. WILLIAMS, Willie C., 71, died June 23, 2012. WILSON, Johnnie, died June 24, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BENNETT, Josephine Josie, Braddock, 103, died June 21, 2012. HAMMILL, Robert Josheph Joe, 69, died June 23, 2012. JACKSON, Josephine, died June 25, 2012. JONES, Robert L., died June 25, 2012. WASHINGTON, Jacob, died June 25, 2012. WESTBERRY, Clifford Melvin, 88, died June 25, 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 30, 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. 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. 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.real pagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc Call 904-240-9133 or 904354-1775 if you want to make a financial donation or learn more about our organization. New Business Notice is hereby given that popUlarNERD desiring to do business as Dakar7enterprises LLC located at 3546 Rain Forest Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL (Duval County) FICTITIOUS NAMES New Business Notice is hereby given that, Eric Kozlowski desiring to do business as Integrated Voting Solutions, Inc., located at 5299 St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207 (Duval County). This July 4th, Help a Manatee Club Offers Public Awareness Signs & Banners, FreeSave the Manatee Club reminds the Florida boating community to prepare to participate in manatee safety this busy July 4th holiday and beyond. The Club offers a variety of free public awareness materials to protect the endangered marine mammals. Waterproof banners are free to Florida boaters. These bright, bold yellow banners act as cautionary signs and alert other boaters when manatees are present in the area with the easy-to-see directive, Please Slow, Manatees Below. Free yellow dock signs for shoreline property owners in Florida, boating decals, and new waterproof waterway cards containing safe boating information are also available from the Club. All provide the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) hotline number (1-888404-3922) for reporting manatee injuries, deaths, or harassment. Cathie and Randy Bieber enjoy cruising from Palm Beach to Miami for weekend getaways aboard their 44-foot boat. They recently contacted the Club for a yellow boating banner. This banner will be a great asset, and well display it frequently, said Cathie. We always keep a sharp eye out when cruising on the Intracoastal for our friends, the manatees. We are very excited to have this opportunity to help these peaceful, gentle giants. Save the Manatee Club also offers free, family-friendly public awareness manatee signs and posters for sites where human/manatee interactions are a problem. These materials have been distributed around Florida to state, municipal, and county parks; marinas; and other places where harassment of manatees is a concern. Dr. Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation for Save the Manatee Club, says the public awareness signage combined with responsible boating and manatee manners can save manatee lives. Manatees rely on knowledgeable, thoughtful boaters and waterway users for their protection from injury, harassment, or death. Our organization cant fully protect manatees or their aquatic habitat without the support of the boating community. Manatee-safe boating is paramount during busy holidays when more boats are out and the risks to manatees are increased. The free signs, banners, decals, posters, and waterway cards can be obtained by contacting Save the Manatee Club via e-mail at education@savethemanatee.org, by regular mail at 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or by calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). 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JUNE 30, 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 Through Council Member Denise Lees office, Lee, Jones, and Daniels issued a formal notice to meet with City Council President-elect William Bill Bishop for the purpose of discussing City Council Standing Committee assignments which would become effective July1. The public meeting, also referred to as a notice meeting, was open to all council members and interested parties. Council members can request notice meetings to discuss issues that may require action from the full City Council. It provides structure and operates within the Sunshine Law. In addition to Lee, Jones, and Daniels, the only Council Members in attendance were Brown, Don Redman, District 4, and Dr. Johnny Gaffney, District 7. Isiah Rumlin, President of the Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP and representatives from Congresswoman Corrine Browns office were in the audience. At the center of the controversy was Bishops failure to appoint any African-American members to chair committees. Also at issue was the appointment of token representation, a reference made by Jones, on the two most powerful Standing Committees, Rules and Finance. The Council President-elect drafted Jones to the 7 member Rules Committee and Gaffney to Finance. Bishop said he did not consider race when he made the appointments. Yet, he assigned four African-Americans members, Lee, Brown, Daniels, and Gaffney, to one committee the Recreation, Community Development, Public Health & Safety Committee. Gaffney was appointed Vice-Chair of that body. It has been twenty years since an African-American, Warren Jones, was elected as Council President. The Financial News and Daily Record reported on comments that Bill Bishop made on June 21, the same day that Lees Office issued the public meeting notice. Bishop said that he looked for the best candidates for the leadership roles of the five standing committees. I dont run a quota system, said Bishop. When Lee asked him to explain the Daily Record comments, Bishop said that his response was an emotional reaction to statements relayed to him that the committees should have reflected certain demographics. He further stated it was passed on to him that there were racial overtones in that meeting. He acknowledged using a poor choice of words. Each Councilmember present was invited to comment on the committee issue. Without accusing Bishop of racist actions, statements about his voting history, mostly from Lee who referred to DVDs of past meetings, showed a pattern of voting against actions involving African-Americans: Voted against authorizing a $250,000 business grant to complement a $2.5 million loan obtained by local businessman Jerome Brown. Bishops comments implied the long time barbecue entrepreneur, who has a contract to distribute his barbecue sauce in Sams and Walmart stores, did not have adequate business experience. Voted against the appointment of Calvin Burney as the Citys Director of Planning and Development, in spite of Burneys proven experience in the field. Voted to cut the positions of two African-American receptionists/assistants working in the City Council offices. When Bishop spoke, he noted that it was almost 2:00 p.m. and he would have to leave for an appointment. He said that he understood what his colleagues were saying and would take the matter under advisement. He declared his intention to take the matter under advisement three times. He did not, however, give the members what they asked for, which was an appointment of an African-American council member to chair a committee and two African-Americans on each of the power committees, Rules and Finance. Councilmember Lee offered a solution by recommending that Bishop simply add members to the Standing Committees an action allowed by the Council President according to Council rules. I talked with Warren Jones about how resignation from the standing committees would affect his constituents. He explained that all Council members are permitted to attend, comment, and debate at standing committee meetings. Only appointed members can vote on an issue in committee. Once the issue leaves committee and is added to the Council agenda for action, all Council members have the opportunity to comment, debate, and vote. At this writing, Denise Lee, Warren Jones, Reggie Brown, and Kimberley Daniels have resigned from the Standing Committee assignments for the 2012-2013 council term. They believe the stand is important for the future of fairness and justice for all Americans, especially the faceless voices that they represent. Reggie Brown may have summed up the stance these City legislators were about to take when he declared, I have wrapped myself in the [U. S.] Flag for 20 years (he is a Warrant Officer in the U. S. Army). No way am I going to participate in [a] non-inclusive leadership program. I refuse to serve leadership thats noninclusive, thats insensitive Lcemuqpxknng"Continued from A-1

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR JUNE 30, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Anjeon Yeohaeng (Safe Journey) to Toure, Tonya, and Sydnee Breaker. Anyone who knows my cousin, Barbara Breaker, knows that she does not need a reason to have a crab party. As a matter of fact, any day of the week, any occasion is grounds for her to head to Trout River Seafood for a mess of blue crabs. On June 9, Barbara and Ron Breaker invited family and friends to a crab boil for son, Army Sgt. First Class Brian Toure Breaker, daughter-in-law Tonya, and granddaughter, Sydnee, to bid them safe travel before their departure on a two year Army assignment in Korea. For months, the family has been packing, and studying Korean language and customs, as they prepared for this exciting lifes journey. Neither Toure nor Tonya is a stranger to living abroad. As a child, Toure and his siblings attended school in Germany while father Ron was stationed there in the Army. Tonya spent her junior year of high school in Brazil, where she lived with a family and learned to speak Portuguese fluently. The well-traveled Tonya is really excited about the prospect of exploring new destinations from Seouls ground zero. She also finds a certain comfort in knowing that sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (as a student, she was a founding member of the AKA Chapter on the campus of DePauw University), who live in Seoul, will welcome her with open arms. Young Sydnee looks forward to making new friends at the Seoul American High School. She also has plans to continue Tae Kwon Do, the Korean martial art and sport. Sydnee advanced to a purple belt in a recent tournament! The yard of Breaker Manor in Springfield was arrayed with a tent that accommodated 4 long tables, so there was plenty of elbow room for blue crab lovers. No Breaker crab boil would be complete without shrimp, potatoes, corn, and Barbaras secret seafood dip with a nice compliment of wine and beer. Then there were the cakes. I stopped counting at five! Also on hand was face and body painting by Tiffany Rodriguez and Associates compliments of Marilyn Williams. I wish Toure, Tonya, and Sydnee all the best. (Anjeonhan yeohaengul bonaesaeyo!)Speaking of Toure Breakerwhen daughter Sydnee was six years old, he became a single father. Since that time, he has been father and mother to his daughter. He has always provided a stable and loving home for himself and Sydnee. Of course, grandparents, aunts, and other relatives were ready to step in when needed or just because. Ive watched Sydnee grow into a poised and beautiful teenager. All that she is and will be is credited to her father, Toure. And, Toure can thank his father, Ron, for being his role model. As my last tribute to fathers, in this month of June, 2012, I salute you, Toure Breaker, for being the best dad to Sydnee. Happy Fathers Day to you. The Ritz Chamber Players Finale Concert of the 2012 season Of Music, Love, and Poetry capped the classical ensembles 10 th year. This acclaimed group of artists presented the works of Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Adolphus Hailstork. The Ritz Chamber Players flexible makeup allows for many astonishing combinations of virtuoso players. The Ritz Chamber Players are also unique in its dedication to showcase the works of African-American composers with exceedingly artistic and informed interpretations. Returning for the finale were principal harpist, Ann Hobson-Pilot; incomparable soprano, Alison Buchanan; dynamic violinist, Kelly Hall-Tompkins; captivating violinist, Anyango Yarbo-Davenport; intriguing violist, Richard Brice; soulful cellist, Tahirah Whittington; and last but not least, remarkable clarinetist, Founder and Artistic Director, Terrance Patterson. During RCPs concert season, local artists are invited to display works of art on the stage and in the lobby area. The finale concert featured the works of artist, Cecilia Ann Washington-Carr, daughter of the late Dr. E. H. Washington, Sr. and the late Mrs. Inez P. Washington. A graduate of the prestigious Howard University School of Fine Arts, Cecilia was a student of David C. Driskell, recipient of the 2010 Humanitarian Award from the Ritz Chamber Music Society, Inc., and the late Lois Mailou Jones. She currently travels the country for Heart of America Foundation painting murals for the READesign library makeover program which is sponsored by Target and CapitalOne. She is the creator of wearable art, Angel on My Shoulder by Cecilia Carr which is sold at Customer Service counters of over 250 Publix stores throughout Florida, including Jacksonville. It's official! Toure, Sydnee, and Tonya Breaker are off to Seoul, Korea Tiffany Rodriguez painting body art Left to right: Sydnee Breaker, Toure Breaker, Tonya Walker-Breaker, Imani Breaker, Barbara Breaker, Ronald Breaker, Aimee BreakerRoyster, Alaina Royster, Gary Royster, and Kyra Royster Toure Breaker and twin, Imani Breaker looking at their separate birthday cakes Crabs, crabs and more crabs Marilyn Williams showing off her beautiful body art by Tiffany Rodriguez

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE ATHE STAR JUNE 30, 2012 Assistant Public Defenders in Last Criminal Trial at Bay Street Courthouse Jacksonville, FL (June 18, 2012): The State vs. Leon Madden went before Judge and Jury promptly at 9 a.m. Friday morning (6/15/2012), the final criminal case ever to be tried in the Duval County Courthouse located at 330 East Bay Street in Downtown Jacksonville. Assistant Public Defenders Al Perkins and Senovia Portis represented Mr. Madden in the trial before presiding Judge William Wilkes. When deliberations concluded at 8 p.m. on Friday, a hung-Jury returned with no verdict, thus forcing a re-trial. The APDs consult with Mr. Madden (center). (L-R) Lead APD Al Perkins and Co-Counsel Senovia Portis before trial. APD Portis through security. Prosecution and Defense make final trial preparations.

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JUNE 30, 2012 THESTAR Sean Paul Releases 2012 Olympic AnthemPAGE By Carlette DeLeon International superstar Sean Paul is doing his part to keep the Jamaican spirit high as the London 2012 Olympic Games draw near. The artists recently released single Hold On is an anthem for local and overseas athletes who will be heading to London with dreams of achieving gold. The third single released from Sean Pauls Tomahawk Technique, Hold On is an upbeat and uplifting song that speaks to striving and achieving your dreams no matter what obstacles may stand in the way. The songs powerful message can be applied in all areas and levels of life, and for a big stage like the Olympics rings true to the theme of accomplishing only the best. I felt compelled to do Hold On this year especially because of the upcoming Olympics and wanting to encourage our ambassadors to excel despite the challenges. Sean explained. Hold On, is easily becoming a local anthem for all Jamaican athletes ready to bring more accolades home to Jamaica. The song starts off on an uplifting note as Sean Paul singjays, Hold on to the dream, hold on, Hold on now, now, Hold on and believe, Oh we already won, we still hold on. Sean Paul seems to be talking directly to his fellow Jamaican athletes. After Jamaicas athletes record breaking achievements in the Beijing 2008 Olympics, all eyes will be on the Jamaican athletes in London this August. The song inspires hope and eases sporting anxiety in the message sent. In an interview with Sean he states, I certainly hope the song will give encouragement to Jamaican athletes, I know how hard they work and how much what they do means to Jamaica. Everytime I watch them compete I feel such a proud feeling. I know they will continue to rise higher and bring us some more gold. A former athlete himself, having competed in Water Polo throughout his youth and well acquainted with the struggles of following his dreams in music to accomplish worldwide success, Sean Paul truly speaks from his heart, which is felt in the song. Being a swimmer and a water polo player I had to train for hours and hours. The commitment, preparation and sweat that goes into being a half second faster is unbelievable that's the spirit that fueled Hold On" the artiste said. Since released, Hold On has been steadily gaining airplay locally and internationally. The deejay hopes that the song will continue to inspire not only local athletes heading out for Olympic gold, but for all persons who are thriving to accomplish their dreams and goals. The Grammy winning artiste continues to reap success with his fifth studio album, Tomahawk Technique which was released in France in January. The pop album debuted at the #1 spot on the Japan I-Tunes chart and has seen remarkable growth in Europe and the rest of the world. Other popular hits from the album include: G ot 2 Luv U with American songstress Alexis Jordan, She Doesnt Mind and How Deep Is Your Love featuring superstar Kelly Rowland. Got 2 Luv U has sold over 2 million copies digitally and its strong performance in Europe has set the pace for the song making the top 10 in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania and Spain. Roll Wid Di Don also featured on the album was produced by the artiste on his Material artiste and has held the #1 spot on the Hype TV charts in Jamaica for six weeks. Sean Paul is currently touring and constantly working on new material. Who Let The Dogs Out s Baha Men Get Congrats From PM On Signing With Sony Entertainment Group By Llonella Gilbert, BIS BAHAMAS: Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie (bottom center with mic) during a press conference on Thursday, congratulated the music group Baha Men who will soon sign a formal recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment. They are each in their own right, experienced musicians and artists, and connectively they are a very strong and potent force, the Prime Minister said. They have the capacity to again impact the world. He told the group members that they are a wonderful example for other aspiring Bahamian musicians, and they will be able to promote the country with the backing of a company with influence all over the world. Besides members of Baha Men, also present were Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. the Hon. Daniel Johnson; Afo Verde, President, Sony Music Entertainment, Latin American Division and Fernando Cabral, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment, Latin American Division. The Prime Minister noted that this is the perfect time for such an announcement to be made, as the government made its commitment to developing the arts known in the Speech From the Throne read during the Opening of Parliament the day before. Prime Minister Christie met with Sony executives prior to winning the general elections, with the intention that if he won, a strategy would already be in the works to enable the company to promote The Bahamas in various facets around the world. He also wanted to establish a relationship with Sony, so that Bahamian recording artists could be signed to contracts on an annual basis. The same way we have won gold medals in the Olympics, or produced top heart and neurosurgeons in our country, the talent is there in music and the performing arts, the Prime Minister said. Fernando Cabral said Sony executives were blown away by the performance of Baha Men during the musical showcase at the companys annual convention held this year at Atlantis instead of its normal venue, New York City. Our President of A&R (who signs talent to the company) said very accurately, that we have all seen hundreds of showcases before and without a doubt, the one this past Tuesday evening was the best that we have ever witnessed. During showcases, the Executives just sit very politely and listen very critically, but not this time by the second song, everyone was out of their seats and dancing uncontrollably in front of the stage. Mr. Cabral explained that the Junkanoo sound was something they had never heard before and the bands performance was simply a wesome. We want that Bahamian sound in our catalogue. There will be no watering down. The Executive said midway through the groups performance, Obi Pindling, the companys attorney in The Bahamas was asked if the group was presently signed to anyone. We decided on the spot, to extend an invitation for Baha Men to become part of the Sony family. Mr. Cabral said, It is our intention, as soon as we return to our respective offices, to have our attorneys prepare a formal recording contract to offer to the Baha Men. We have no doubt whatsoever that this is only the start of a wonderful relationship between Sony Music Entertainment and the musical talent of your wonderful country, and hopefully even more, he said.

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JUNE 30, 2012 THESTARJacksonville Urban League Holds Annual MeetingPAGEB-1 The Jacksonville Urban League held its 2012 Annual Meeting at the Ritz Theatre and Museum in historic LaVilla. The Annual Meeting and Luncheon sponsored by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care marked another major milestone for the Jacksonville Urban League celebrating 65 years providing quality services to the community. Richard Danford, President of the Jacksonville Urban League, indicated in spite of the challenges faced the Urban League continues to be beacon of hope for the constituents we serve. He also expressed appreciation to the many partners, and volunteers for their continued support of the Urban Leagues mission. Gregory Perrine, Board Chair presented the Jacksonville Urban Leagues Five Point Legacy Plan and highlighted some of the accomplishments: (1) Provide quality services to constituents; (2) Ensure organizational sustainability; (3) Market the organizations message, assets and services; (4) Focus on employee development and well being and (5) Build and maintain community partnerships. A copy of the Jacksonville Urban Leagues Annual Report was presented to each person that attended the Annual Meeting. Afterwards, reports from the various Board Committees and their accomplishments for the year were given by: George Spencer, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair; Dr. Cheryl Fountain, Head Start Committee Chair; and David Gagnon, Organizational Sustainability Committee Chair. Melissa Adams presented a report from the Young Professionals and Phillip Parsons presented a report on the work of the JUL Economic and Community Development Foundation. Gregory Perrine presented the Nominating Committee Report, which was followed by Judge Pauline Drake installation of the 2012-2013 Board members and officers. New members to the Board include Mark Alexander, Market Director, North FL Region, Pepsi Beverages; Monet Brown, Head Start Policy Council Representative; Leonard D. Brown, Jr., Senior VP, General Counsel, PGA Tour; Leigh Mills, Vice President, Senior Consultant, Compass Consultant Group; Sherman D. Riley, Operations Manager, Vistakon-Johnson & Johnson; David S. Williams, II, Chaplain, Jacksonville Sheriff Office; and Velma Monteiro-Tribble, Director, Foundation Grants/Programs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of FL Foundation. Officers and Committee Chairs installed for 2012-2013 are Damien Haitsuka, Chair; David Gagnon, Vice Chair; George Spencer, Treasurer; Ramon George, Audit Committee Chair; Andrea Rodriquez, Secretary; Cheryl Fountain, Head Start Committee Chair; Eric Oliver, Special Events Committee Chair and Gregory Perrine, Immediate Past Chair. The Annual Meeting ended with the Volunteer Service Awards presented to Warner Singleton, Mary Nelson, Rebecca Hudson and TiJuana King for their support of the programs and activities sponsored by the Jacksonville Urban League. Board members Gregory Perrine, Lynn Sherman and Michael Wilkes were also honored for three or more years of service. The mission of the Jacksonville Urban League is to assist African Americans and others in securing economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. The Jacksonville Urban League, founded in 1947, is an affiliate of the National Urban League established in 1910, head-quartered in New York City provides direct services to more than two million people. PHOTOS: Frank M. Powell III Front Row: Monet Brown, Cheryl Fountain, Andrea Rodriquez, George Spencer, Damien Haitsuka, Gregory Perrine, Velma Monteiro-Tribble, Judge Pauline Drake, Richard Danford, President of the Jacksonville Urban League, Back Row: Leonard D. Brown, Eric Oliver, Rev. David Williams, II, Leigh Mills, Sherman Riley, David Gagnon and Ramon George Angela Spears, Joyce Morgan Danford, Richard Danford, President of the Jacksonville Urban League, and Dawn Lopez Charlotte Stewart, Community Activist and retired columnist for The Florida Star Michael Blaylock and Wendell Holmes Michael Wilkes, Past Board Chair and Richard Danford Rebecca Hudson, volunteer with the JUL Youth Intervention Program Jean Jonson receives award for Head Start volunteer Tijuana King Warner Singleton Mary Nelson, volunteer for JUL Employment and Training Program Phil Parsons, Chair Economic and Community Development Foundation Damien Haitsuka, Chair, JUL Board of Directors, 2012-2013 David Gagnon, Vice Chair JUL Board of Directors 2012-2013 Cheryl Fountain, Board of Directors Head Start Committee Chair George Spencer, Treasurer JUL Board of Directors Camilla Thompson, Community Activist Eldon L. Bekkum, Boeing

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Golden Isles Arts and Humanities and The City of Brunswick present AN OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Celebration begins 7:00 pm; Fireworks at dark at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Gloucester & Bay Sts. Free for everyone. For more information call 262-6934, goldenislesarts.org FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK "AMERICANA" on Wednesday, July 04, 2012, Hemming Plaza, 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Summer Adventure Camp on Thursday July 05, 2012, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. A T. REX NAMED SUE, Museum of Science and History (MOSH): Thursday July 05, 2012, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Friday Night Live! COWFORD COUNTY BAND this Friday, July 06, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.353.1188 for all information. LIVE AT SNYDER: JULY ART WALK: Put your best face forward at Snyder Memorial,Put Your Best Face Forward, Wednesday, July 6, 5-9 p.m. Snyder Memorial (Corner of Laura & Monroe Streets) during the July Art Walk. This month will feature Grass Heads and face painting. It's the perfect way for you and your family to start the summer off with this free night of fun. For more information, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net. Jacksonville Landing Market, The Jacksonville Landing, on Friday July 06, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W.., Jacksonville, FL 32202. THE MEN OF CHIPPENDALES, onSaturday July 07, 2012, at Mavericks Rock N' Honky Tonk, 2 Independent Dr. W.,Jacksonville, FL 32202.Call 904.356.1110 for more information. Community Activities, contd....PAGE B 2 THE STAR JUNE 30, 2012 *****/Community Activities THE ULTIMATE RUNWAY FASHION SHOW this Saturday, June 30, 2012, AMG Uptown, 525 W. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information contact 904.356.1081. 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. LIVE MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD BY LYONS, this Saturday, June 30, 2012, from 8:00 PM 1:00 AM, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. REGGAE ON THE RIVER, on Sunday, July 01, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for addtional information. BUFFALO SOLDIERS EXHIBIT Opening Reception: Sunday, July 01, 2012 at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for more information. Oscar Mike, Kiss the Void with Hannah Thomas and Rhea MD (Polygon)), Burro Bar, Monday, July 02, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.353.4686 for all information. Book Reading, Chamblin's Uptown, on Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 225 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.674.0868 for more information. Candy Lee @ Dos Gatos, Dos Gatos, on Tuesday, July 03, 2012, at 123 E. Forsyth St. Jacksonville, FL 32202. FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: 7/4/2012, at the Downtown Jacksonville Riverfront HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! This star-spangled celebration features Jacksonville's most spectacular 4th of July fireworks display over the St. Johns River. You have to see it to believe it! Call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net. for additional information. SENIOR DAYS, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), onWednesday July 04, 2012, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please call 904.396.MOSH for any information. (StatePoint) We cant control every aspect of our health, but we can help protect ourselves against many common ailments and diseases simply by getting the recommended daily essential vitamins and minerals. 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Be sure to pick high-quality, trusted products such as Sams Club Simply Right Triple Strength fish oil which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Additionally, Co Q-10, a naturally sourced cardiovascular antioxidant, can help support healthy heart function. Avoid Common Colds The common cold is one of the leading causes of missed work and school, making it all the more important to take steps to strengthen your immune system. Washing your hands often, eating foods high in vitamin C such as citrus and taking a supplement such as vitamin D may help you ward off colds. Vitamin D has been shown to support a strong immune system and can be found through sun exposure. However, for those who are fair-skinned or just simply dont have time to be outside, you can take a supplement like Simply Rights Vitamin D3 5000IU. Protect Your Joints Many Americans experience joint pain and assume it is a normal aging process they have to live with. However, there are a number of treatment options ranging from exercise to surgery that can help manage joint pain and improve mobility. A simple option can be taking a supplement such as Simply Right Triple Strength Glucosamine. Get a Check-Up Even if you dont have a regular doctor, there are ways to get a professional exam. Many pharmacies have periodic health and wellness screenings. For example, Sams Club locations across the U.S. host free monthly screenings that include bone density screenings, and testing for cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. Learn more about these screenings and the Simply Right line of affordable vitamins available at Sams clubs nationwide by visiting SamsClub.com/healthyliving By taking preventive steps now to improve your health, you can save yourself trouble down the road. ***** Are You Getting Enough Vitamins? Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Secrets For Improving Your Relationships (StatePoint) Putting yourself first may be the key to improving your relationships with others. While this may not sound like an intuitive way to improve your friendships, some experts now believe that by connecting with who we are at the core, we can become more aware of how our feelings govern our interactions and make better choices in the way we communicate. Transformation coach Sally Anderson, author of Freefall: Living Life Beyond the Edge (Morgan James Publishing 2012), believes that many of us act with a default identity, a way of being that is shaped by our past pain and experiences and our unrecognized feelings. She says that this disassociation from who we really are can be a source of dysfunction in our relationships. But recognizing these problems can be challenging, experts warn. You must be prepared for some honest reflection. Some of the signs that youre allowing your unconscious thoughts to sabotage your relationships include: Making the assumption that the other person is in the wrong when your expectations are not met. Placing conditions on your love. Displaying a victim mentality. Feeling powerless. Being resentful. Reacting defensively. Listening to others in a negative context. Becoming withdrawn in your relationships. Questioning your commitment to others. The failure to recognize the source of your feelings is a lot like the annoying static you hear when you arent properly tuned in to a radio station. So instead of just reacting the next time youre upset with someone, try tuning-in to yourself. You may find your first reaction isnt the best reaction. This awareness is crucial to better communication and functional relationships, according to Anderson, who advises taking the following helpful steps: Commit to an empowered relationship, dont just want one. Realize that forgiving is not condoning an act. Know that when someone specifically aims judgment at you personally, it never has anything to do with you. Quite the contrary, it says more about them than it does about you! Take responsibility for your own emotional and mental state and avoid placing blame on others. Love unconditionally. Be willing to transform yourself. Extraordinary relationships are possible for those willing to be open, transform themselves, truly listen, and love unconditionally, says Anderson. By doing so, we can achieve a level of insight into ourselves and one another that we never thought possible. For more tips on how self-awareness can improve your relationships, visit www.freefallselfimprovement.com. It just may be that you need to focus more on yourself to become better at dealing with others. Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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JUNE 30, 2012 THESTARBrunswick Pastor Accepts Invitation To Address Jacksonville Men at Prayer Breakfast Pastor Kenneth Adkins has been selected by His Mentor, Pastor Leofric Thomas, Founder and Pastor of Open Arms Christian Fellowship, to be the keynote speaker at a prayer breakfast that will be held on Saturday, July 7th. The Prayer Breakfast, which will be held at Open Arms Christian Fellowship, one of the fastest growing hurches in North East Florida. The event is expected to attract hundreds of Men from all over Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida. Adkins, author of the critically acclaimed, "Jailbreak to Freedom, Healings, and Blessings", his first book, is a highly sought after Speaker, Teacher, Public Relations and Political consultant, and Lecturer. He is nationally recognized as an advocate for ex-offenders who have turned their lives around and recently spoke before Georgia's Congressmn and Senators at The Capitl in Washington D.C. He has also been invited to testify before The U.S. Senate concerning the extension of tax breaks for employers who hire ex-offenders in December of this year. Since relocating to Brunswick in 2007, Adkins has assisted well over 275 ex-offenders in finding employment and currently mentors a group of 54 men and women who are trying to begin their lives over again. He currently is the Senior Pastor and Founder of Greater Dimensions Christian Fellowship, and lives in the golfing community of Oak Grove Island in Brunswick, Georgia. Adkins is married to recording artist Stormy Adkins, with whom he co-pastors his congregation. To RSVP for the breakfast, please call the church at 904-766-5797. Much more can be learned about the ministry of Kenneth Adkins by logging on to www.gdcfbrunswick.org. Governor Nathan Deal with Pastor Kenneth Adkins Golden Isles Fireworks To Light Up Fourth Of July Independence Celebrations Light up the grills, get your parade shoes on and set your eyes on the skies as the Golden Isles gets ready to celebrate the 4th of July in grand style. Weve compiled our list of some of the events happening around town so set your calendars, make your plans and get ready to Independence. Stay at home with family and friends during the day or take part in several activities right here in town or head on over to Jacksonville or Savannah. Afterwards, light your own fireworks or head on down to the waterfront for a grand display. Sunday, July 1 9:30 p.m., Family Freedom Blast, Christ Church, Mandarin and Fleming Island campuses. July 03 2012 Tybees annual celebration of Americas birthday. Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybees busiest days of the year and the island fills up fast. The show starts around dark thirty (around 9:15pm). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybees eastern beaches. (912) 786-5444/(800) 868-2322 Wednesday, July 4 Dark, An Old-Fashioned 4th of July, Brunswick, Ga. Dark, Red, White and Blue Celebration on the Bluff, Waterfront Park, Darien, Ga. 9 p.m., Sunshine Festival, St. Simons Island, Ga. 9:15 p.m., Independence Day Festival, St. Marys, Ga. 9:15 p.m., River Street, Savannah, Ga. 9:15 p.m., on the Beach, Amelia Island. 9:30 p.m., American Pie 4th of July, over the river, 9:30 p.m., Fireworks Over the Matanzas, St. Augustine. 9:45 p.m., Fireworks Spectacular, downtown Jacksonville, over the St. Johns River. Wednesday, July 4 Time:7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Venue:Mary Ross Waterfront Park Address:Highway 341 And Gloucester Street Brunswick, GA 31520 GIAHA and the City of Brunswick invite everyone to come out for the annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. This fun family event features old fashioned games and free watermelon slices; and culminates at dark with the fabulous fireworks display over the East River. The celebration kicks off at 7:00 pm with some great games and contests sack race, water balloon toss, tug of war, hula hoop contest and more. Participants are divided up into age groups so everyone gets a chance to play! Winners receive a coupon for a special prize; but everyones a winner as there are free slices of watermelon given away all night long. When the sky gets dark, patriotic music begins playing while the "rockets red glare" lights up the night sky. July 4: Savannahs July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza! This year, the Riverfront Association will throw a party as if it were a Friday night there will be music, food, live shows, contests, and more, but best of all it is free! Mosey on down to Rousakis Plaza round about 5 p.m., bring a blanket and some snacks, fireworks beginning around 9:15 p.m. July 4: Fort Pulaski Independance Day Celebration will feature childrens activities. Musket firing demonstrations, scheduled at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., will be followed by a muster or Civil War inspection. At 1 p.m., children of all ages will be able to make their own Flat Civil War Soldier. The parks Independence Day activities will also include a presentation about the game of baseball during the Civil War era. Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Entrance fee of $5 per person is charged, ages 15 and under are free. (912) 786-5787 or nps.gov/fopu.

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JUNE 30, 2012 THESTAR Marcus Stroud Returns To Jaguars For One Day To Retire With Team He Began NFLCareer WithPAGEB-4 The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed veteran defensive tackle Marcus Stroud to a one-day contract so that he could retire as a Jaguar. Stroud will be placed on the reserve/retired list. Stroud, the clubs first-round draft pick and the 13th overall selection in 2001, played in 100 games with 84 starts in seven seasons with the Jaguars. A native of Thomasville, Georgia, Stroud totaled 457 tackles, 22 sacks, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his tenure in Jacksonville. This is where I started my career and where I was able to have my most productive years, Stroud said. The Jaguars are like family and I know this is where I belong. Stroud was traded to Buffalo in 2008 and played three seasons with the Bills, starting 45 of 46 games. He signed with New England on March 4, 2011 and was released on July 29, 2011. Stroud finished his 10-year career with 647 tackles (414 solo), 29.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, 170 quarterback hits and 43 tackles for loss. He played in 146 games with 129 starts. Stroud was voted a starter in the Pro Bowl for three consecutive seasons from 2003-05, joining Tony Boselli as the only Jaguars voted to start in three straight Pro Bowls. He teamed with John Henderson for six seasons (2002-07) to give the Jaguars one of the NFLs biggest and best defensive tackle tandems. The duo remains the only Jaguars defensive players to be selected to multiple Pro Bowls. Strouds 22 sacks with the Jaguars are tied for the sixth in team history. He is one of 19 players to play in at least 100 games for the Jaguars and one of only eight defensive players to accomplish the feat. His 68 consecutive starts from September 8, 2002 to October 1, 2006 mark the third-longest starting streak in team history. Stroud anchored a Jaguars defense in 2006 that ranked second in the NFL, the highest ranking in team history. From 2003-06, the Jaguars ranked third with only 37 rushing touchdowns allowed and second with only 11 100-yard rushers allowed during that span. A former University of Georgia standout, Stroud is now the fifth veteran to retire as a Jaguar after finishing his career with another team. Tony Boselli, Donovin Darius, Paul Spicer and Fred Taylor all previously returned to retire as Jaguars. ALLHAILKINGJAMES: LeBron Delivers The Championship To Miami By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star LeBron James has made good on his promise of delivering the NBAtrophy to Miami. With the stellar support of Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, James and the Miami Heat stole the thunder from the Oklahoma City Thunder and brought down the house to win a championship they were thirsty for. "Everything that went along with being a high school prodigy, to being drafted and having to be the face of a franchise, everything that came with it, I had to learn through it,said the exhausted but elated MVP. No one had gone through that journey, so I had to do it on my own. I had to figure it out on my own. "The best thing that happened to me was losing the Finals, and me playing the way I played," he added, Basically, I got back to the basics. I knew I was going to have to change as a basketball player and as a person to get what I wanted. It just happened one year later." On his website, James thanked his fans for their support saying that he could not have done it without them. He also displayed a photo of himself with those highly sought after trophies, including the 2012 Bill Russell MVP Award. Despite his youth, King James is rightly so placed as one of the top ballers of his generation with this seasons average of 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists. "It took me to go all the way to the top and then hit rock bottom to realize what I needed to do as a professional athlete and as a person," he said humbly after winning. "I was just happy I was able to get back to this position. I was happy I was able to do it the right way, and do it for myself and not for anyone else." The city went into full party mode to welcome their champions with a parade that stretched the American Airlines Arena. Lining Biscayne Boulevard, they cheered on their top players and went into overdrive at the glimpse of James who kept true to his word that he would deliver. Above:LeBron James celebrates after his big win. Photo by:Nathaniel Butler/NBAE Below:LeBron went to his website to thank his fans for their support and to show off his trophy.

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PAGE B-5 THESTAR JUNE 30, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT The Disney Channel has produced a slew of cutie-pie looking youngsters who went on to become young adult stunners such as Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, Vanessa Hudgens, Brenda song, Raven Symone and the list goes on. Soon to be added to that tradition is actress/singer Vanessa Morgan. This young lady is fully equipped with the sexy, sultry looks, talent and persona that not only turn heads and catches attention but will have many suitors (both script wise professionally and relationship wise personally) hustling to get in line. Even though she is currently almost fully legal at age twenty, Morgan came up through the ranks at Disney and other outlets as a child actor breaking in the biz as an eight year-old with her film debut as the young Vanessa Williams in VH1s TV movie A Divas Christmas. The Ottawa, Ontario, Canada native won the beauty title of Junior Miss America in 1999 and has starred on the international Family Channel TV series The Latest Buzz. Morgan has other credits including the Disney Channel TV movies Harriet The Spy: Blog Wars and Geek Charming. She currently has a recurring role Jenne, Camerons girlfriend on Disneys A.N.T. Farm TV series and stars as Sarah the half human vampire also on Disneys My Baby Sitters A Vampire TV series. Disney doing a vampire TV show? Was it shocking or surprising to Morgan to get such a role on The Disney Channel of all places? She chuckles, It was a complete shock because Disney definitely doesnt do anything like that. We never thought it was going to get picked up by Disney at all when we made it because that is really out of their comfort zone but I was auditioning for another Disney show and the head of Disney said Oh, we just bought your show. So I was the first one to find out even before anyone else. I guess they liked how it was a bit riskier than how they usually go so they wanted to try it out. And kids love it because its not so protected and squeaky clean. Its actually the humor that they really like. When asked about her character, Morgan says, My characters name is Sarah and shes the vampire baby sitter. Shes very strong. Shes dealing with the fact that her ex-boyfriend was a vampire and turned her into one against her will. But shes dealing with that because she wanted to have kids one day, be a normal high school student and now shes realizing thats not really going to happen anymore. She has to deal with school and then fighting vampires and all of these mystical creatures that shes discovered are now in her town. As far as being a former beauty pageant queen, did that have any affect on making her career happen as most contestants claim to enter pageants as a career advancement? Morgan reflects, I was really little and I saw these other little girls and I thought oh I get to show my talent, Ill get to sing. I did the competition and you know how they do the hair and make-up and I didnt even do my hair. I just had my afro curls and I put on blush, lip gloss and a little bit of mascara. I didnt do any classes or anything. Then I won Miss Junior California and then Junior Miss America. For me it wasnt about a career move I said oh, I get to show my talent and sing. I just kind of did it actually because I wanted to beat out the girls that took it so seriously with all of the make-up and stuff. I just strutted across the stage in my little afro and winked at the judges. I guess they liked it. Off camera Morgan loves going for walks, dancing, being with friends and hanging out with her dogs. She also loves splitting her time between the States and Canada. How does she avoid the pitfalls of Hollywood being young and super fine? Morgan blushes and laughs, Just look out for people who have your best interest. In this industry you can meet a lot of fake, competitive, nasty people who dont have your best interest. So you have to deal with that. Everyone will deal with a person like that on set or in their life. Hold to the right set and dont allow yourself to be used and be confident in your talent. Hit Vanessa up on Twitter.com@vanessamor gan and www.vanessamorgan.com and on Facebook. Vanessa MorganThe Sexiest Vamp Babysitter On TV!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photo by Sean Getti Rych McCain Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, Feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookParty Info : Just in case you needed to know, NBA Finals MVP LeBron James and the Miami Heat celebrated their 2012 NBA Championship with the worlds number one rated Champagne, Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades), on last Thursday night at LIV Fontainebleau, Miami, FL. This is the teams second NBA Championship title. Fans and celebratory partygoers welcomed Miami Heat owner Micky Arison, Heat star and NBA Finals MVP LeBron James, All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and teammate Juwan Howard at the nightclub following their victorious championship game. Inside, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and teammates celebrated their new world championship title with dozens of bottles of Armand de Brignac Champagne valued in excess of $100,000 just like last years NBA Champions, the Dallas Mavericks, did after their championship win. Electro-pop duo LMFAO also surprised the team with an impromptu celebration performance. Armand de Brignac continues to serve as the celebratory choice for the worlds top athletes. Champions of the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and Grand Prix have made Armand de Brignac their preferred Champagne; we are thrilled to welcome LeBron, Dwyane, and the rest of the Miami Heat to that elite class. Now you wanna-be high rollers know what to serve at your next celebration. Beauty & Health : Young people who need braces may be pleased to learn how their favorite young entertainers deal with the problem. In search of a picture perfect smile, many young stars are turning to modern new options that straighten their teeth. Actresses Ciara Bravo and Tiffany Espensen along with singer Keana Texeira are among the latest celebrities to choose Invisalign Teen a clear and removable option that allows teeth-straightening to go nearly unnoticed because the braces are virtually invisible. With Invisalign Teen, a series of clear aligners move teeth gradually over time. Gone are the days when straightening teeth means you have to wear metal braces and deal with all the challenges associated with them. But Invisalign Teen isnt just for celebrities; treatment is affordable and widely available through a network of preferred providers. The makers of Invisalign or Invisalign Teen offer a free assessment to see if their products are the way for you to achieve your own Hollywood smile. Movies ; Madagascar 3, Europes Most Wanted. Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation. Starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen and Cedric The Entertainer. Directed by Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon and Tom McGrath. Written by Noah Baumbach. Produced by Mireille Soria and Mark Swift. The gang is back and that would be Alex (Lion), Marty (Zebra), Gloria (Hippo), Melman (Giraffe), King Julian, Maurice and the penguins. They are stuck in Europe with a hair brain scheme to form a fake circus to get them selves shipped back to New York. The action is non-stop as are the laughs. The colors in the film are exceptionally bright, beautiful and clear which makes the animation very receptive to the eyes. The children will love this one. Brave. Disney/Pixar Animation. Starring Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Sally Kinghom and Eilidh Frasher. Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell. Produced by Katherine Sarafian. Story by Brenda Chapman. Screenplay by Mark Andrews. Merida is a red headed, wild hair princess who is a bit of a tom boy and marches to the beat of a different drummer. She prefers to shoot arrows and ride horses rather than be forced to by lady like and made prim and proper to be a future queen by her mom. As with all fairy tales, the good comes with the bad and at the end all is well. Some parts of this movie may be a little too dark and intense for children under seven, otherwise the older ones will like it. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook. Rock my blogs at www.rychmccainhollyhood notes.blogspot.com www.rychmccainreviewwagon.blogspot.com Study, Observe and Win! Rych F i r e w o r k Safety For The F ourthThis Fourth of July, fireworks will blast overhead across the country to celebrate our nations birth. But with the festivities come safety hazards that amateur pyrotechnicians should consider. There are nearly 9,000 emergency room-treated injuries associated with fireworks a year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission. So before you light that fuse, keep these tips from the Red Cross in mind: Abide by local and state laws. Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from children and pets. Keep a supply of water close-by as a precaution. Make sure the person lighting fireworks always wears eye protection. Light only one firework at a time and never attempt to relight a dud.

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Be A Successful Black Man: Heres How...Advice and lessons learned come from an unlikely sourceNEW JERSEY A young black man raised in Brooklyn and the suburbs of New Jersey strays off the most obvious path to success. Hes not going to college; instead he wants to pursue a career as a rapper. While waiting for his dream to come true, he gets caught up in the penal system. This is the true story of Hillary Simpsons son, and the inspiration behind her new book, How to Become a Successful Black Man, which compiles advice, anecdotes from noteworthy black men, and lessons learned for young black men and their parents to act on. Simpson also discusses the uncomfortable truth of being a black man. On average, she says, 58 percent of black boys do not graduate from high school, and an even smaller number graduate from college. In addition, she notes that one in three black men ages 20 to 29 years old are under correctional supervision. Along with these statistics, Simpson highlights the blatant racism that black men experience in white suburbs. These statistics prompted Simpson to found the Boys to Men program seven years ago in Newark, New Jersey. A common theme throughout the book is that family and role models are two of the most important factors determining a black mans success. The book provides solutions for parents who want to nurture and be a positive role model for their child, but it also draws the line between guiding and forcing your child in the right direction. We must begin repairing our community by helping black men to become successful leaders of tomorrow, says Simpson. The statistics are at crisis proportions. We must act now. How to Become a Successful Black Man The Men Tell Their Story, By Hillary Drummond Simpson Retail price: $12.95 Available at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com About the author Hillary Drummond-Simpson is a mother who has experienced the challenges of raising a successful black man. As an educator who has taught in three different states over the past 20 years, Simpson has discovered a recurring problem: African American boys are consistently pursuing careers in either entertainment or sports. In 2004, Simpson formed Boys to Men, a mentor program that pairs black boys with male role models in the black community. The group has branches in Newark, New Jersey, and Conyers, Georgia where Simpson currently teaches.PAGE B-6 THESTAR JUNE 30, 2012 OPINIONS OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. 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TED DEUTCH ON NEW DATA SHOWING 224,000 YOUNG ADULTS IN FLORIDA BENEFITTING FROM OBAMACAREDepartment of Health and Human Services this week releases new data; nationwide 3.1 million have benefitted FLORIDA This week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published new data that shows 224,000 young adults in Florida who would otherwise be uninsured remained covered on their familys plan, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Nationwide, approximately 3.1 million young people have benefitted from the law, passed in March 2010, which allows young adults under 26 to stay on their parents health insurance plan. Before Obamacare, adult children would usually be kicked off the family plan when they turned 18 or graduated from school, but young adults often have entry level jobs that dont provide health insurance. As a result, young people were the age group most likely to be uninsured. Under the health care law, thats changing. 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Burglar Leaves Blood at Scene During Escape A burglar was arrested after leaving some blood at the scene. Shortly before 9 a.m., February 24, the female victim was preparing to take a shower when she heard an unusual noise coming from the dining room area. The victim went to investigate and was confronted by an unidentified male. The more she screamed, the more the suspect continued to approach. Feeling threatened, the victim ran out the front door to get help from a neighbor. Police responded to the 911 call for help. When police arrived at the home, the suspect was gone. He left the scene through the same rear window he broke in order to gain entry to the residence. During his escape, he cut his knee on the broken window leaving behind some valuable evidence. DNA from the suspects skin processed at the lab positively identified 46-year-old Robert Wimberly as the suspect. Wimberly was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and criminal mischief. Wimberly told criminal investigators he had planned to steal the victims jewelry. Man Stabs His Grandfather and Steals His Car A man was wanted and arrested for the stabbing of his grandfather. Investigation revealed that the 55-year-old victim had stab wounds to the torso area. He was transported to a local hospital in life-threatening condition. A witness at the scene gave police information that the suspect 26 year old Alfred Lee Johnson got into an argument with his grandfather and stabbed him at least once and beat him with his fist. Suspect Johnson fled the area by stealing the victims vehicle. The vehicle was a silver 2000 Buick LeSabre and police began actively searching. Police say Johnson has another outstanding warrant and has a past criminal record. At 6:42 p.m. the same day, Alfred Lee Johnson was tracked down, apprehended, and booked into the county jail. His bond is set at more than $500,000. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJUNE 30, 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. Police Find Drugs During Traffic Stop A deputy pulled over 31-year-old Cleveland Dubose Jr. for a stop sign violation and immediately recognized him, who was said to be a habitual traffic violator with no license. At 3:57 p.m., the deputy observed and made a traffic stop on the Dubose at 3:57 p.m. It was confirmed that Duboses drivers license has been revoked since December 2008. The deputy searched Dubose and located a clear plastic baggie with two large pieces of crack cocaine. In his wallet, deputies found $3,000 cash in $100 and $20 denominations. The crack cocaine and cash was seized for evidence and forfeiture. Dubose was charged with possession of crack cocaine, driving while license revoked as habitual, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to jail where he remains on no bond due to his criminal history. This is his 10th booking. Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to report to police. Cleveland Dubose Robert Wimberly Alfred Johnson

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JUNE 30, 2012THE STARPR 1 By Deborah Phelps Photos courtesy of FM Powell IIIOmegas 4 Change, Inc. and Blue and White Charities, Inc. joined together to host the first Dr. William J. Scott Youth Golf Clinic and Tournament, Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the renowned First Tee of Jacksonville Brentwood Golf Course in northwest Duval County. Open to youth ages 10 through 17, an exuberant crowd of parents and volunteers were involved. Deborah Phelps, president of Blue and White Charities, Inc. and Howard Stephens, president of Omegas 4 Change, Inc., respectively, led the charge having envisioned this idea nearly a year ago. The groups agreed to collaborate in order to create a positive environment for young people in the community to learn the educational, athletic and health benefits associated with the sport. Without a doubt, this event was an enjoyable day of mentoring, golfing and networking with local and visiting students, educators, businesses, friends, and families for a great cause. These non-profit organizations are backed by the alumni chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., which was established less than a year ago. Their aim is to raise funds for scholarships to high school seniors demonstrating superior academic and community service standards. We continue to work tirelessly to promote education in the Jacksonville area for those wishing to pursue their life aspirations, according to organizers Stephens and Phelps. In addition to these organizations, there was support from members of the Gamma rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Named for Dr. William J. Scott, the youth golf clinic and tournament acknowledges Dr. Scotts contributions in the community, his philanthropy and role as an educator. Next years event is already planned on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the same location.For information regarding next years event, please contact Deborah Phelps at phelpsdeborah@aol.com or 904-566-9853 or Howard Stephens at hstephens@careercollege.edu or 904-7188493. Donations are still being accepted by mail: 4320 Deerwood Lake Parkway, Suite 101-234, Jacksonville, Florida 32216. First Combined Youth Golf Clinic and Tournament Held at Brentwood Rajai Cousley Clayton Osterhout Christopher Dul Warren Day volunteer Willetta Richie 1st Vice President, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Demeatrice Gibbons, 2nd Vice President, Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Left to Right Jasmin Chaney-Guevara 3rd Vice President, Cheryl Seals-Gonzalez 1st Vice President, and Deborah Phelps, President, all of Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

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By Mark HansenAs children blossom into young men and women, most insist on planning and running their own lives. Parents worry about all the basic essentials for their kids independent living, like housing, eating properly, staying warm, being careful at night and more. But most parents forget to teach their youngsters one of the most important lessons of all financial responsibility. The resulting turmoil can spell disaster for a childs future. Consider this: The average young adult amasses $45,000 in debt by the time they turn 29, according to a recent PNC Bank report. This generation of 20-somethings was raised during an economically-thriving period, says financial expert Mark Hansen, author of Success 101 for Teens (www.success101forteens.com). Undisciplined spending habits, student and car loans, and a tough job market have stymied their financial growth. Perhaps the worst culprit is financial ignorance, but we can count this as a lesson for future 20somethings. For young people, organizing finances can be intimidating to the point of prohibitive, he says. We need to have a curriculum in schools, from kindergarten through 12th grade, that ensures our kids graduate with financial literacy, he says. From balancing a checkbook to understanding what it means to pay and earn interest, kids need basic money management skills to survive in the world, and most arent getting them. Hansen says all teens should know and practice so they can control their financial destinies: Saving for dreams the three-envelope method: Use the first envelope for your day-to-day expenses: gas or lunch money. Pause before blowing this money at the movie theater or a fast-food restaurant! Envelope No. 2 is for short-term goals, which might be clothing or a new laptop. The third envelope is for long-term goals such as a car, college or a future millionaire club fund. How to create a budget: A budget lets us know whats possible, and not possible, with money. There are six steps to creating a budget. 1. List all of your expenses. 2. List all income. 3. List monthly expenses. 4. Add up these lists separately. 5. Tweak your budget so you can meet your expenses with money left over for savings. 6. Review your budget every week. How to set and follow through on goals: First, figure out what your current finances are, then determine what they will be in the future -one year out, then two years out, then four years later, etc. How will you get to your oneor two-year goal? You need a plan, and most of the time that means either earning more money, spending less, or a combination of the two. Finally, you have to stick to your plan in order for it to work. Understanding interest rates, such as credit cards: Interest is a fee paid for using someone elses money. Simple interest is straightforward: 5 percent accrued in your bank account with $100 yields $5 in interest at the end of the year. Compound interest, however, means ever-increasing amounts. This is crucial to understanding debt you may take on from lenders. Know what you are borrowing, and the terms thereof. Just as your money can work for you in a bank account, money borrowed can work against you if it is not paid back in a timely manner. How to write checks and balance a checkbook: These days, its easier than ever to review accounts online, which automatically tracks exchanges. HOWEVER, banks do make mistakes, which is why its wise to track your accounts independently. Ask. Dont be embarrassed. Banks are putting a premium on service and want to establish a positive relationship with young customers. If you have a question, speak to someone at the bank. As you take control of your money, youll also take control of your life.JUNE 30, 2012 THE STARPR 2 5 Tips for Teaching Teens About Money Florida Board of Governors appoints Cleve Warren to FAMU Board of TrusteesORLANDO, Fla. The Trustee Nominating Committee of the Florida Board of Governors forthe State University System put forward and the full Board hasratified and approved the appointment of Cleve Warren of Jacksonvilleto Florida A&M Universitys Board of Trustees. Cleve Warren is the President of Essential Capital Finance, Inc. inJacksonville. He has been involved in state and local government asExecutive Director of the Florida Black Business Investment Board underformer Gov. Bob Martinez, and in economic development for the City ofJacksonville under former Mayor Ed Austin. He is serving or has servedon the boards of the Jacksonville Chamber, Jacksonville Civic Council,and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. Warren also serves on theboards of charitable and civic organizations. He is a retired LieutenantColonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Warren earned his bachelors degree from the University of North Floridaand his masters in business administration (MBA) from JacksonvilleUniversity.He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educationalleadership at the University of North Florida. Each one of the institutions in the State University System has a13-member Board of Trustees responsible for cost-effective policy, andfor implementing and maintaining high-quality education programsconsistent with the institutions mission. The Boards of Trustees alsodevelop processes to meet state policy, budgeting and educationstandards. Each trustee applicant undergoes a rigorous interview process with atleast two members of the Board of Governors from the Trustee Nominating& Development Committee. Each appointee also completes an intensiveorientation with the Board of Governors once appointed. The Board of Governors appoints individuals to the university Boards ofTrustees who are interested in taking our universities to a level ofexcellence that helps the State University System and the goals that weshare with our 11 outstanding institutions, said Morteza Mori Hosseini of Daytona Beach who serves as Chair of the Trustee NominatingCommittee. He is also Vice Chair of the Board of Governors. The Florida Board of Governors appointments are separate from thosemade to university Boards of Trustees by the Governor of Florida. Sixmembers of a universitys Board of Trustees are appointed in staggeredterms by the Governor, and five members are appointed by the Board ofGovernors. A universitys student body president or designee also servesas a standing member of the Boards of Trustees, as does a facultymember. Warrens term is through Jan. 6, 2015. It is subject to Florida Senateconfirmation.

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JUNE 30, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 STATEPOINT CROSSWORDINDEPENDENCE DAYACROSS1. *#34 Down did this 6. Pre-1947 British rule over India 9. *George Washington chopped one down as a lad 13. *Popular feeling 14. Australian bird 15. _____ two shoes 16. Without illumination 17. Greed or sloth, e.g. 18. April showers bring May flowers, e.g. 19. *British soldier 21. *Pre-Independence Day state 23. Used for soaking 24. Dirty Jobs host 25. NHLs rival, 1972-1979 28. Deceptive maneuver 30. Lay to rest 35. Abrupt stop 37. 18-wheeler 39. Eagles nest 40. Not active 41. Deteriorate 43. Colloquial arent 44. Ivan and Nicholas, e.g. 46. Pi times square of radius 47. Short spaces of time 48. Type of food 50. John Galsworthys Forsyte story 52. Grazing land 53. Effected by the moon 55. Member of the Benevolent Order 57. *Born on the Fourth of July star 60. Three-tiered Roman galley 64. Gain knowledge 65. Follows soh 67. Death _____ in Harry Potter 68. Tapestry 69. H1N1, e.g. 70. Two in eighteen 71. Orange part 72. ___ the season 73. Tent anchor DOWN 1. Riders prod 2. European sea eagle 3. Like old West 4. *Declaration of Independence, e.g. 5. Roundabout road 6. None of this for the weary 7. Friend from Provence 8. Snowbird 9. Type of list 10. Multicolored horse 11. Jumpy 12. Cyclops had one 15. Major source of lead 20. Bullying, e.g. 22. Be obliged to pay 24. Deep regret 25. *Between red and blue 26. Shakespeare: Thou callst me dog before thou _____ a cause... 27. Islams Supreme Being 29. Will be, according to Day 31. *East India Company ware, pl. 32. Bay window 33. Kind of pie 34. *_____ Ross 36. Type of seabird 38. Often symbolized by light bulb 42. Like a beaver 45. Form of civil disobedience, pl. 49. Post-Soviet Union union 51. *Independence Day invaders 54. Blue and white pottery style 56. Brightly colored snake of southeastern Asia 57. Wrap up in cerecloth 58. One in a million 59. Russian mountain range 60. Therefore 61. Highest volcano in Europe 62. Like those who will inherit earth 63. Gaelic 64. Once around 66. He stung like a bee? Jokes 4 Kids101kidz.com1.) Q. What did the porcupine say to the cactus? A. "Is that you mommy?" 2.) Q. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? A. Frostbite. 3.) Q. How do crazy people go through the forest? A. They take the psycho path. 4.) Q. What do prisoners use to call each other? A. Cell phones. 5.) Q. What do you get from a pampered cow? A. Spoiled milk. 6.) Q. Where do polar bears vote? A. The North Poll 7.) Q. What dog keeps the best time? A. A watch dog.

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JUNE 30, 2012 THE STARPR 4 Two Duval County Public High Schools Ranked Among Top in the Nation by NewsweekStanton College Preparatory is highest ranking Florida school -Jacksonville, FL According to the 2012 national schools report card list created by Newsweek, Stanton College Preparatory School ranked eighth while Paxon School for Advanced Studies ranked 23rd among the top 100 schools in the nation. Of all Florida high schools, Stanton is the highest ranking school on the list in the state of Florida. Its always a great feeling when our schools stand out in the nation, said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals. As a district, we want to see more of our schools receive this type of welldeserved recognition for academic excellence. Newsweek produces the annual report called Americas Best High Schools that ranks the 1,000 best public high schools in the nation the ones that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates. Florida has 69 in the top 1,000, with only California, New York, New Jersey and Texas having more. Also of note were Douglas Anderson School of the Arts at 335th and Mandarin High School at 857th in the Newsweek rankings. This is an incredible honor and I congratulate Floridas students, teachers, principals, superintendents and school boards for this great achievement, said Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. Floridas public education system is one of the best in the nation, and this report card bears that out. The report card measures high schools based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent); college matriculation rate (25 percent); Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) tests taken per student (25 percent); average SAT and ACT scores (10 percent); average AP, IB, and AICE scores (10 percent); and AP courses offered per student (5 percent).To view Newsweek school rankings and the Americas Best High Schools 2012 report card, visit http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/05/20/am erica-s-best-high-schools.html. Brentwood Golf continued Golf Clinic participants with Clinic instructor member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Deborah Phelps President of the Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. volunteers Phyllis Varnado, member of Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and her niece member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Deborah Phelps, President, of Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Jacksonville, Florida

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JUNE 30, 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. The Neighborhood Watch Program The National Neighborhood Watch Program, sponsored by the National Sheriffs Association since 1972, unites law enforcement agencies, local organizations and individual citizens in a community-wide effort to reduce residential crime. Thousands of these programs have been developed around the country, breaking down the isolation of neighbors as they work together and with law enforcement officers. Simple Steps to get started: Form a small planning committee. Decide on a date and place for an initial neighborhood meeting. Contact your local law enforcement agency. Request that a crime prevention officer come to your meeting to discuss your communitys problems and needs. Contact as many of your neighbors as possible and ask them if they would be willing to meet to organize a Neighborhood Watch group in your area. Getting Organized Contact your local law enforcement agency for help in training members in home security and reporting skills, and for information on local crime patterns. Select a Neighborhood Watch coordinator and block captains who are responsible for organizing meetings and relaying information to members. Recruit new members, keep up-to-date on new residents, and make special efforts to involve the elderly, working parents, and young people. Work with local government or law enforcement to put up highly visible Neighborhood Watch signs and decals. These alert criminals that community members will watch and report their activities. Often, this is enough to discourage them! Work with police to organize citizen patrols, on foot or in vehicles, to monitor certain areas at assigned times and shifts. Lost children, stranded motorists, stray dogs, damaged street signs or traffic signals, wandering cattle and auto accidents are often discovered by citizen patrols. Neighbors Should Look For Screaming or shouting for help. Someone looking into windows of houses or parked cars. Unusual noises. Property being taken out of houses or buildings where no one is at home, or the business is closed. Cars, vans, or trucks moving slowly with no lights or apparent destination. Anyone being forced into a vehicle. A stranger running through private yards or alleyways. A stranger sitting in a car or stopping to talk to a child. Abandoned cars. Dont investigate these problems on you own! Report these incidents to the police or the Sheriff s office. Alert neighbors of such situations. Developing Citizen Awareness Recognizing suspicious activity and learning how to report it. Organizing victim assistance programs. Developing neighborhood youth escort services that can accompany older people and children on errands. Organizing a Crime Stoppers program that allows individuals to offer information on crimes, anonymously. Your Safety Two Brothers Confess Shooting of 3-Year-Old in 2008 Two brothers were arrested after confessing to a shooting of a 3year-old that took place in 2008. Police say 22-year-old Scharonis Wright had been awaiting deportation and hoped to remain in the U.S. by claiming that he had been a witness to a shooting. His plan however went off in the wrong direction when he finally spoke to detectives investigating the crime. He had confessed to being a participant when confronted with details. Scharonis was in the U.S. illegally and was about to get sent back to Haiti after serving a four-year prison sentence for armed robbery and aggravated assault. Upon stating he had information about the 2008 shooting, detectives went to interview him. What began as a tale about how he witnessed the reckless shooting into a home where a 3-year-old was shot, ended up with him as the possible shooter. Scharonis confessed that the shooting stemmed from retaliation for a drug deal gone bad. Scharonis, his brother Walton Wright, 25, and a third suspect, borrowed a gun from a friend and went to the home where the drug dealer lived. The date was June 26, 2008. At around 9:40 p.m. that evening, a woman was inside the home with her 3-year-old daughter. The woman was visiting to see her sister when shots were fired into the home. The child who was 3 years old at the time was shot in the leg. She was immediately rushed to the hospital and luckily survived her wounds. Today, she is a healthy 7-year-old. Scharonis said they knew the home was occupied. They had watched the property waiting for their target, but when he didnt show up, they fired several shots into the home anyway. The detectives transported Scharonis to jail, and he is now facing a charge of attempted murder. They were also able to locate his brother Walton and interviewed him about the incident and his brothers allegations. Walton confessed to his participation and was arrested facing the same charge. The investigation continues. Scharonis Wright Walton Wright

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Man Eats Family Dog Alive Waco,TX22-year-old Michael Daniel was said to have attacked his family members and neighbors in his house. Then he started running around on all fours barking and growling in an animal like manner. Then he grabbed the family dog and started to beat and choke it before he started biting chunks of flesh from it. When police arrived, they found Daniel on the front porch with blood on his face and clothes and took him to a hospital. The dog was dead after the attack. Police discovered that he had smoked synthetic marijuana called spice or K-2. He is being charged with felony charge for animal cruelty. Malnourished Girl Forced to Stay in Closet Surrounded By Waste Kansas City, MOPolice say they received a call involving child abuse and came to an apartment complex. An officer went to the apartment which reeked of urine and called out to see if anybody was home. The only answer that was heard was a tiny Yes from the closet. The officer was able to gain access into the home and cut the shoelace or rope that kept the closet shut. He found a malnourished 10-year-old girl surrounded by her own waste. She weighed only 32 pounds and police were able to track her mother,Jacole Prince, 29, hours later at her boyfriends house. She was with two other daughters, ages 2 and 8, and they appeared to be well fed and clean. The children were taken into protective custody and Prince was arrested. The girl said she was barely fed and she would even go days without food. She was also rarely allowed outside of the closet. Prince said she didnt want her daughter out of the house because she was embarrassed by her appearance. She was charged with assault, abuse of a child and endangering a childs welfare. JUNE, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Woman Offers Officer $3,000 to Avoid DUI,Not Her First Time A woman was arrested after repeatedly trying to bribe her way out of a DUI. 21-year-old Ashley Anderson was driving back from a nightclub at almost 3 a.m. in the morning. She was pulled over for speeding 12 miles over the speed limit and hit a curb as she was preparing to stop. As the officer approached her, Anderson was said to have slurred speech and bloodshot eyes with a wristband on. She also smelled of alcohol and refused to take a field sobriety test. When the officer tried to take her out of the car, he found a nearly empty 1.75 liter bottle of tequila under Andersons purse. As the officer drove her to the DUI center, Anderson told him she was drinking margaritas and offered him $3,000 to let her go and get rid of the charge. She repeatedly tried bribing him with the money. When the officer informed her that this was illegal, she told him she knew and shes done it before for $2,000. Anderson was charged with DUI and felony bribery. Woman Deposits Marijuana at Bank A Dunkin Donuts employee was arrested after making a deposit containing 55 grams of marijuana. 30-year-old Kimberly Antoinette Kelley was said to have made a commercial deposit to her company Dunkin Donuts, which included over two ounces of marijuana. The marijuana was locked in the vault when bank employees found it. The tellers asked Kelley if she had left something in the bag with the deposit, telling her that there was an additional item. She was also told that the bank deposit slip would not be available until the next day. When Kelley asked if she could have it back, the teller told her that she could not give the item back. As Kelley was talking to the bank manager, police arrived at the bank. They examined the bag and were able to confirm that the substance was indeed marijuana. After the confirmation, police arrested Kelley and she was taken to jail. She was charged with possession of marijuana and was later released on $5,000 bond. Man Arrested for a Specific DeadlyWeapon: French Fries Lowell, MA26-year-old James Hackett was with his wife and her 11-year-old daughter. As they picked up their food from the drivethru window of a McDonalds, Hackett got into an argument with his wife involving money. The girl tried to stop the two from fighting, which made Hackett upset. He reacted by pulling out the French fries out of the box, which were hot and oily, and began throwing it at the girl in the face and chest. Although the girl was not injured, police say the heat of the oil couldve cause burning to the skin and eyes. When they got home, Hackett fled the area on an old Honda motorcycle. His wife then called police who were able to find Hackett with the description of the motorcycle. He was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He is currently free on bail and is scheduled for a court appearance in August. He is also prohibited from seeing his stepdaughter until then. Man Gets Gun After Getting Fed up with Farting Neighbor Teaneck, NJPolice say 72-year-old Daniel Collins had been in an ongoing dispute with a neighbor for awhile. Collins said he had grown tired of his neighbor passing gas near his apartment door. He was accused of confronting his neighbor with a .32 caliber revolver and telling him, Im going to put a hole in your head. Collins denied the reported threat, but police found the gun in his vehicle.He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm and making terroristic threats. Ashley Anderson Kimberly Kelley

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JUNE 30, 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: Nashay Barnette Age: 14 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 6/08/12 Name: Damani Kimoni Brown Age: 16 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 6/10/12 Name: Deantae Marine Huff Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 6/05/12 Name: Shaena Mariah Kelly Age:15 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 6/13/12 Name: Rayquawn LittleRiles Age: 16 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 6/01/12MOSTWANTED Armed RobberyPolice responded to a CVS in reference to an armed robbery. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect pointed a silver gun at the complainant and pulled back the slide. The suspect, who was carrying a lunch box, advised the clerk to put the money in the box. The unknown suspect was given money. The suspect had a round bandage under his right eye and a regular bandage under his left eye. He fled out the front doors of the store. 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:Prophete FrancoisOffense:Aggravated Assault w/Weapon No Intent to Kill Name: Timesha Clark Offense:Robbery with Gun, Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Lefrance L GoldwireOffense: Armed Burglary w/ Weapon Name:Carolyn Grant Offense:Grand Theft Motor Vehicle