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Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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

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African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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At 26 years of age, Anthony Brown is considered a habitual offender and just received a 48 years sentence for a sex crime. Brown and an unknown man followed a woman from a bar at the beach. The men knocked the woman out with a blow to her head and then sexually battered her. Afterwards, the left the area, taking with them, the womans purse. For this particular crime, the Duval county judge sentenced him to 48 years in prison. But, that was not the end of it. He also received 30 years for aggravated battery, 30 years for robbery, 10 years for felony battery and five years for possession of cocaine. All of the above sentences total 123 years. All of his prison terms will run concurrently and the judge classified him as a habitual offender. The crime that led to all of the above charges stem from the crime committed in July, 2010. The victim was present at the sentencing. If you had a chance to meet and know Betty, a lady, you would know why she is coined Ms. Society and why we say she has moved up. Betty loved her community and expressed her love in her everyday life. It was a simple email message from Marsha Phelts to Florida Star publisher Clara McLaughlin and I, We lost our Betty last night, that gave us the heartbreaking news of the final transition of former Florida Star Life Style columnist, community advocate, and friend, Betty Asque Davis. A fifth generation First Coast native, Betty graduated from Duval Countys New Stanton Senior High School and continued her undergraduate studies at North Carolinas A. & T. University, receiving the Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida A. & M. University in Tallahassee. Betty began her professional career as an educator. With the goal to positively impact the lives of children and their families, she changed careers to social work. For nearly thirty (30) years, she administered to the health and human service needs of Northeast Florida families as a front line social worker. At her retirement, she was a lead social services administrator for the five-county area of Floridas First Coast. Betty was among the earlier African-American Board members of the Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI), our regions community planning council for health and human service issues. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! 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Cant Get to the Store? Have Vjg"Uvct Delivered! Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 UKPEG"3;73 Mrs. Betty Asque Davis Ms. Society Moved Up Ugg"Rtgr"Tcr Ugg"Rcig"D/3 Floridas Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester, after hearing Zimmermans attorney explain why the man who claimed he shot teenager, Trayvon Martin because he feared death and why he and his wife advised the judge that they did not disclose the monies they had in bank accounts. Once it was known that the Zimmermans did have money, the judge not only revoked Zimmermans first $150,000 bond, but set a new bond for him at $1 million. Zimmermans wife, Shellie, is scheduled for arraignment on Julhy 31, 2012, after being charged with perjury. The court was able to hear a tape of the two talk in code about the money they had in banks. by Frances Calhoun Bradley The Florida and Georgia Star Betty Asque Davis Otu0"Dgvv{Continued on A-3 Lcemuqpxknng [qwvj"ykpu OeFqpcnf"587 Cyctf" &3"Oknnkqp"Dqpf hqt"\koogtocp Ekv{u"Hktuv"Dncem Oc{qt"Chvgt""Qpg [gct"qh"Ugtxkeg Betty Asque Davis Transition Ugg"Rcig"C/6 Vqp{"Jcpudgtt{."KK McDonalds announced its list of honorees for the 2012 McDonalds 365Black Awards which includes multi-platinum and 10-time GRAMMY award-winning recording artist Chaka Khan; global humanitarian, best-selling inspirational author/entrepreneur Bishop T.D. Jakes; GRAMMYnominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamia and husband, professional NBA basketball player, Grant Hill; teenage inventor Tony Hansberry II; youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector; and McDonalds Owner/Operators, Tina and Harold Lewis. Jacksonville is extremely proud that our own, Tony Hansberry is being honored with such greats as Bishop Jakes and Chaka Khan. Tony is a high school student blazing new paths in medical technology. He developed and improved a surgical technique for hysterectomy patients. He is 16 years of age. After not placing in his eighthgrade science fair, Hansberry was determined to do better the following year. He got an idea from an administrator at Shands Hospital where he'd interned -and in the ninth grade created a procedure that he presented to surgeons at a medical conference. Now a junior at a Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School of the Medical Arts, Hansberry said about his future, "I was looking at neurosurgery, but I'm keeping my options open. I know I want to be a physician, not just a surgeon." Hcevu"qp"vjg Chhqtfcdng"Jgcnvj Ectg"Cev In March 2010, Congress enacted the Affordable Care Act, which is a health care law that brings a number of benefits to all Americans, including people age 50 and older. Many provisions are now in place. Others are being phased in over several years.What happens, when the information you need 2010Temporary insurance, also known as the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), covers people who have been denied health coverage because of a preexisting condition and have been without insurance for at least six months. Children under age 19 can't be denied health insurance because of a preexisting condition. Young adults up to age 26 can remain on or be added to a parent's health insurance plan. Individuals with new employerbased or individual insurance plans do not have to pay for certain preventive care services. Insurance companies can't drop your coverage if you become sick. Insurance companies can't place lifetime dollar limits on health coverage. 2011People with Medicare receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 7 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the Medicare Part D "doughnut hole." Medicare adds free coverage for wellness and preventive care. It's easier to file complaints about the quality of care in a nursing home. Better access to information on nursing home quality and resident rights is available. Hcevu"Continued on A-3 Ocp."48."Igvu"c"Vqvcn"qh"345"[gctu"kp"Rtkuqp Cpvjqp{"Dtqyp."48 Jkuvqtke"Jgcnvjectg Htcwf"hqt"W0U0"kp"Hnqtkfc )Eckp"VX)<"Jgtocp"Eckp)u"Pgy"VX"Pgvyqtm Herman Cain is launching a TV network, and based on the trailer, it's going to be the most unbelievably incredible thing ever to hit our screens. Cain has branched out into the media world, showing up regularly on Fox News and making plans to host his own radio show. But clearly, none of those things compare to the genius that is to be "Cain TV," a web network that launched on July 4. Cain is following in the footsteps of Glenn Beck, but, judging from the trailer, GBTV has slightly higher production values than Cain TV. Words reading "Cain TV Is Real American Everything!" flash across the screen. "COMMENTARY": This consists of a man mumbling negative things about Sandra Fluke. "STREET SMARTS WITH LEWIS BROWN": 'I'm Lou from Hollywood," Lou from Hollywood says, "and my mouth don't write checks that my ass can't cash." He proceeds to bash Hillary Clinton. "DOCUMENTARIES": Terrorists at the Mexican border! A cartoon that shows Ronald Reagan lecturing Barack Obama about the redistribution of wealth. "I WANT YOUR MONEY": "a controversial look at government spending." (This features a cartoon Obama as Uncle Sam.) "A Uniquely American Look At Hypocrisy": Al Gore. The Kennedys. Noam Chomsky. Michael Moore. All hypocrites. All, presumably, ready for a Cain-esque seeing-to. "FAMILY": A CGI cartoon about a dinosaur who finds a red white and blue egg in her nest. Out of it hatches a little dinosaur named Tex. "I love my family, this land and Thanksgiving each fall!" Tex says. Florida will receive more than $56 million as part of a $3 billion settlement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that involved the federal government and various other states. The settlement resolves allegations that GSK engaged in a pattern of: unlawfully marketing certain drugs that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) paid for by Medicaid and other federal funds.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL BAILEY, John Albert, III, died June 22, 2012. BASS, William, died June 30, 2012. BATEMAN, James, 67, died June 30, 2012. BATES, Henry, Jr., 73, died June 26, 2012. BIRDSONG, Josh, 75, died June 29, 2012. BLEDSOE, Loretta Newcomer, 65, died June 27, 2012. BRIGGS, Samuel D., 82, died July 2, 2012. BROWN, Dwight Sheldon, 93, died June 24, 2012. BROWN, Robert Lee, Sr., died June 22, 2012. BRYAN, Otis Willard, 97, died June 23, 2012. BRYANT, Eala B. Courson, 85, died June 27, 2012. BRYANT, Eloise Johnson, 78, died June 27, 2012. BURLEY, Charlotte Gail, 73, died June 30, 2012. CARTER, Robert, 78, died June 28, 2012. CANNON Patricia Ann, 51, died July 1, 2012. CANNON Raymond B., died June 26, 2012. CARTER, Robert, 78, died June 28, 2012. CLEMENTS, Willie Claude, Jr., died June 29,2012. CLEMONS, Jacqueline Searcy, 54, died June 25, 2012. CLICHE, Ruby, died June 27, 2012. COOK, Jessie Douglas, 84, died June 29, 2012. CONNER, Mary L., died July 2, 2012. CORBETT, Melvena, 89, died June 27, 2012. CROWDER, Rallin, died June 25, 2012. CROWLEY, Debra, died July 1, 2012. CRUMELL, Christina Cagle, 64, died June 28, 2012. DAVIS, Betty A., passed July 2, 2012. (See pages A-4 and A-5 for more information on Mrs. Davis). DEY, Bryan F., 61, died July 2, 2012. FLEMMING, Eleanor Womack, died June 25, 2012. FRANKE Roger Allen, died June 26, 2012. GEIGER, Era Evelyn Walker, 83, died June 26, 2012. GOINES, Christopher David, 32, died July 2, 2012. GREEN, Michael Ray, died June 27, 2012. GRIFFIS, James Edward, 82, died June 30, 2012. GUERVIL, Odette, 73, died July 2, 2012. HAGGIT, Gordon, died June 30, 2012. HAMILTON, Harold Eugene, 84, died June 27, 2012. HAMILTON, Henry, died June 26, 2012. HOWARD, Eugene, 67, died June 29, 2012. HURST, Donald C., 84, died June 30, 2012. JACKSON, Lessie Mae, died June 29, 2012. JENKINS, Maybell, 102, died June 25, 2012. JOHNS, Anita Diane, 70, died June 28, 2012. JOHNSON, Harley Clinton, Jr., 74, died June 30, 2012. JOHNSON, Marlyn J., 68, died June 29, 2012. JOHNSON, Virginia Phillips, 101, died June 30, 2012. KENNON, Josephine Jo Ward, 97, died June 27, 2012. KEY, Aaron, died June 27, 2012. KITE, David, Sr ., died June 28, 2012. KNIGHT Meriam Joiner, 79, died July 1, 2012. LYNCH, Walter, died June 29, 2012. MODLIN, Paizley Aniston, 2 months old, died June 29, 2012. MUNGIN, Ada Mae, died June 26, 2012. MURPHEY, Frank E., 69, died July 2, 2012. OXENDINE Hollis, 84, died June 28, 2012. PARRISH, Julius Richardo, died June 30, 2012. PETERSON, Gloria J., 69, died June 29, 2012. RAFTIS, Robin S., died June 28, 2012. RIVERS, Velma M., died July 1, 2012. ROBINSON, Helen, died June 28, 2012. SANDERS, Katherleen K., died June 28, 2012. SEARS, Robert Everett, 76, died June 27, 2012. SMITH, Annie M., 76, died July 1, 2012. SMITH, Wayne, 65, died July 1, 2012. SPENCE, Jimmy Jerome, 49, died June 30, 2012. STARKES, George Henry, IV, 60, died June 28, 2012. STARNER Barbara Ann, 83, died June 29, 2012. STEPHEN, Judy Ann, 62, died June 30, 2012. STRICKLAND, Shanell, 28, died June 28, 2012. STUBBS, Marvin Lorenzo, 66, died July 2, 2012. TEEM, Donald, Sr., 57, died June 29, 2012. THUMBTZEN, Harold, 65, died June 29, 2012. TOWNSEND, Onnie, 76, died June 30, 2012. SICKLE, Nellie Van, 92, died June 28, 2012. VEREEN, Elder Lewis D., Sr., died June 30, 2012. WATERS, Nazaree, died June 27, 2012.WESTBERRY, Durward Carlton, 87, died July 2, 2012. WHITE, Mattie, died June 30, 2012. WHITE, Shauna R., 42, died June 1, 2012. WILLIAMS, Johnnie Mae, died June 30, 2012. WILSON, Mae Frances, died July 1, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS GRAHAM, Thelma Barnes, 79, died June 28, 2012. STEVENS Willie Peyton Bullet, died June 29, 2012. WHORTON, Carol C., 78, died June 28, 2012. WILLIAMS, MarilynDenise, died June 29,2012. 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 JU 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... NEW LIFE COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH cordially invites you to a service of Installation for Lamont Hogans, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. The church is located at 11100 Wingate Rd., (behind Lydia Estates Housing Community). Please join us as we celebrate the installation of our new Pastor! 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. THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville LOC of the Millions More Movement Inc., a local non-profit organization, is appealing for the donation of a truck or van, new or used. This vehicle will be used for clothes pickup and restricted to only organizational business. The vehicle will be most useful in helping us to do what we do best, "Serve The People". Help Jacksonville LOC., for the Millions More Movement Inc., as we work to end the violence through a good, quality education, and not more incarceration". Visit our website:www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc Call 904-240-9133 or 904-354-1775 if you want to make a financial donation or learn more about our organization. Most Seniors Prefer To Age In Place(SPM Wire) Senior citizens are increasingly eschewing assisted living, senior communities and nursing homes in favor of living at home as they age. Approximately 90 percent want to remain in their own homes as long as possible, according to the AARP. However, while staying home allows for comfort and independence, the prospect of facing emergencies alone can be scary. Seniors should consider personal emergency alert systems such as Life Alert. Such devices are worn as necklaces or wristbands, and seniors can contact emergency services by simply pressing a button. To get Life Alert, call 1-800428-8927. Having an easy way to get help can help seniors feel more confident aging in place. DID YOU KNOW? Dont Forget About Me This Summer savethemanatee.org Fun Fact: Did you know manatees are related to elephants?

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JULY 7, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 Otu0"Dgvv{"Continued from A-1 Mention the name Betty Asque Davis and it evokes the memory of a woman who was tireless in her service to the Jacksonville community. She was a committed board member of the citys foremost non-profit organizations and commissions, such as Community Connections (formerly the YWCA), American Red Cross, Volunteer Jacksonville, the Mayors Commission on the Status of Women, Jacksonville Womens Network (past president), and Theatreworks (board president). She will certainly be remembered for her good works as coordinator of the Blueprint for Leadership program, a board leadership training series, sponsored by Volunteer Jacksonville (now Hands on JAX). This nationally recognized program was founded by United Way of Northeast Florida and the DuPont Fund. Betty not only revamped the program, but was a catalyst in creating a financial sustainability plan for the program supported by local corporations and businesses. Betty was a go-getter, with a list of firstsŽ to her credit. She was a Charter Member of the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated which was established to enhance the cultural enrichment of children of African American families. She would later serve in leadership roles as the chapters financial secretary, vice president, and president. She was a co-organizer of the Jacksonville MOLES and served as chapter president, chaplain, and bylaws committee chair. She was the current National Financial Secretary of the national organization. This dynamic powerhouse was devoted to the community activities of her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter and the Girl Scouts, which she credited as instrumental in teaching her focus and commitment throughout her life. As a member of the Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Incorporated, she served as vice president, publicity chair, and cochair of the chapters annual Western Gala fundraising event. A faithful communicant of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra, Betty participated in both the Lector and Music Ministries. She was recognized as an Outstanding Catholic Woman by the Catholic Womens Club and received the Trailblazer Award from Clear Channel Communications. Betty found joy in a new career as a Realtor at Watson Realty Corp. She excelled as a member of the Presidents Circle and a Top Sales Leader of the month in the Jacksonville Region. She earned the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations. For forty-six years, Betty Asque Davis had a dream which came true when she became the columnist of Socially SpeakingŽ, a weekly feature in The Florida Star newspaper. For nine years, she attended and reported on numerous cultural and social events of positive significance to the African-American community, ending with her familiar signature, See you in the paper.Ž Betty is survived by her husband of 53 years, James Carl Davis, Sr., three adult children … daughter Michelle Davis Singleton, sons James JimmieŽ Davis, and Lorn Davis, their spouses, seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and her mother, nonagenarian, Inez Christopher Asque. A wake is scheduled on Friday, July 6 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the main chapel of Marion Graham Mortuary Eastside Chapel, 900 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. A series of ceremonies conducted by the organizations of which Betty was a member are planned as follows: 5:00 p.m. … Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America; 6:00 p.m. … Jacksonville MOLES; 7:00 p.m. … Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Incorporated; and 8:00 p.m. … Ivy Beyond the Wall, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 545 A1A North, PonteVedra Beach, Florida 32082. The family asks that donations be made to Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Jacksonville, Florida, in lieu of flowers. 2012 €People with Medicare receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 14 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2013 €People with Medicare receive a 52.5 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 21 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2014 €People with Medicare receive a 52.5 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 28 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. €Insurance exchanges begin offering health coverage with comprehensive benefits. €Premium subsidies are available for people with limited incomes who buy health insurance through an exchange. €Children, parents and childless adults who do not have Medicare and who have a limited income are able to apply for Medicaid. €Insurance companies are banned from putting annual limits on health coverage. €Insurance companies can't deny anyone health coverage because of a pre-existing condition. €Spouses of people on Medicaid who receive care services at home get the same protections for income and other resources as spouses of those on Medicaid who live in nursing homes. 2015 €People with Medicare receive a 55 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 35 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2016 €People with Medicare receive a 55 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 42 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2017 €People with Medicare receive a 60 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 49 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2018 €People with Medicare receive a 65 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 56 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2019 €People with Medicare receive a 70 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 63 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2020 €The Medicare Part D doughnut hole is closed. 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L LIFE IFES STYLE TYLE Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽPAGE A-4THE STARJULY 7, 2012(Unless otherwise specified) A Dream FulfilledA tribute to Betty Asque Davis As a Journalism student at New Stanton Senior High School, Betty Jean Asque dreamed of being a newspaper woman. As a black chil d in the south, there were few opportunities for a full time career and she was not encouraged to pursue this dream. After all, girls were encouraged to b e teachers, nurses and maybe social workers. Betty chose teaching, then social work. It took forty-six years for the opportunity to come her way and when it did, she j umped at the chance. Betty stated: I am filled with gratitude to Florida Star Owner and Editor, Clara McLaughlin for giving me the awesome opportun ity to fulfill a childhood dream. She was especially grateful to all of the readers who supported the column with their events. As Betty would always say, See y ou in the paper!Ž Betty may no longer see you in the paper but the lady known as "Miss Society of Jacksonville" would certainly want you to conti nue your social events in the column now called, The Talk of Town! Betty and Carl on their wedding day Betty looking beautiful in her wedding dress The Henderson with Ms Cheryl Plummer and Betty Asque Davis One of the last columns Betty contributed to the Florida Star Four Generations with photos of ancestors of three generations (Brill, Stewart, Christopher, Asque, Davis, Singleton, and Singleton). Jacksonville Links VP Betty Asque Davis, Southern Area Director, the Links, Incorporated Mary Currie, National President Links, Incorporated Margot James Copeland, and Jacksonville Links President Betty Cody at Tallahassee Links 60th Anniversary. Friends since they were ten and eight years of age respectively Mesdames Betty Asque Davis and Dr. Serena Joyner Hunter were eager to see one another since the 50th Class Reunion. Betty Asque Davis with Savannah MOLES at their Annual Holiday Luncheon. Women of Distinction Honoree Betty Asque Davis with her Girl Scout Leaders Mrs. Ruth Ray and Mrs. Eugenia Brown and her Mother Mrs. Inez Christopher Asque. Betty and Carl Davis at Jacksonville Links Western Gala 2011. Betty and Scales Betty and Carl with Frances and Volume, who took over the social column when Betty retired last year.

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Around The Area Around The Area JULY 7, 2012THE STARPAGE A-5 Slick Rick @ Skyline Sports By Sandy Neal Freelance Photojournalist Skyline Sports Bar and Lounge was the venue for throwback artist Slick Rick hosted by Nappy Head Entertainment. Slick Rick, Rick the Ruler or Uncle Ricky born Ricky Walters is a British born American Rapper, but whatever it is that you call him it is unmistakable that he is the artist known for such hits as Childrens Story, La Di Da Di, and Hey Young World which he performed each of them and more. It was amazing how old these songs are, but because they are classics, the crowd knew each word to these songs. The Sports bar, filled with the thirty and up crowd and though Slick Rick is getting older he rocked the show as if it was the 1980s all over again. He began his career in the early 1980s and was known for his story telling abilities in the hip hop genre, he grew up in London and later moved to the Bronx. He was formerly a member of the Kangol Crew, but gained success when he joined with Doug E. Freshs, Get Fresh Crew. As you can see from the photos he came with a large amount of jewelry, he was dripping in diamonds wearing his signature eye patch over his right eye (which came from an injury as a baby). Snoop Dog, Eminem, T.L.C and The Notorious B.I.G just to name a few have sampled Slick Ricks music. I am sure in the future many other young artist will sample his classics too, The Florida/Georgia Star wishes him well in his endeavors and would like to thank Nappy Head Entertainment for being great host for this event. Story and Photos courtesy of coj.net Mayor Alvin Brown went on the road with the citys Mosquito Control Division to get a first-hand look at efforts to spray ditches, swamps and other breeding sites. Mayor Brown helps control the mosquito population in Garden City on the Northside Stormy weather from Tropical Depression Debby last week, combined with triple-digit heat this week, create optimal conditions for mosquitos. City workers applied larvicide to potential breeding areas on the Northside at Garden City on Tuesday. Residents are asked to drain standing water around their homes and use mosquito repellent if they are going to be outdoors to celebrate the July 4 holiday. To deter pests while outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using a repellent that contains one of the following ingredients: DEET, Picardin (KBR3023), or oil of lemon eucalyptus. On the road with the Mosquito Control Division

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR JULY 7, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT The 2012 BET Awards was another cable TV ratings bonanza as it is every year! This year the red carpet had bleacher seating for the mostly teen fans to see their favorite stars up close and even shaking their hands and getting autographs. The screaming from those fans kept the energy and excitement high as the stars paraded down doing their side press interviews. The live pre-show was hype as usual hosted by BETs own Terrence J and Rocsi. As with every year, the acts had to perform in straight up blazing hot sun. The temps on that stage and the red carpet were in the high 80s leaving the stars, press and fans to sweat and melt. When everybody settled down inside the Shrine Auditorium they witness a great show but it was hindered by numerous bleeps and vulgarities that the censors missed or only half clipped during the entire show. It is actually a shame that some acts (not all) in the hip hop/rap genre blatantly display ignorance and the lack of respect of the medium of television with cussing and vulgar jesters. A large segment of Rick Ross and Nikki Minajs performances were muted out due to foul language. Gospel superstar Yolanda Adams, who performed and won The Best Gospel Artist Award,Ž urged her secular music peers to act mature and use their fame wisely. In her acceptance speech Adams said We need all of yall. Im saying the world needs everyone in this room. Please make sure that you use your gift responsibly, because were watching. Our babies are watching and they want to be like us.Ž The emotional highlight of the night came via the Whitney Houston tribute. Mariah Carey opened the segment with memories of her friendship with Houston. She was followed by a stirring number by Monica. Brandy rendered two of Houstons up-tempo hits and Chaka Khan blazed the stage with Im Every Woman,Ž which Houston remade. Houstons brother Gary came out to sing a tune them mom Cissy Houston took the stage and had church. She brought the house down with a highly emotional charged gospel rendition of Bridge Over Trouble Water.Ž Many in the crowd were brought to tears not only in the auditorium but in the back press room as well. All eyes were glued to those monitors. Other tributes included Chante Moore singing a medley of the late Donna Summers hits; Valerie Simpson singing the hits she collaborated with her late husband Nick Ashford and a tribute to TV music show pioneers Don Cornelius (Soul Train), Dick Clark (American Bandstand) and radio mogul Hal Jackson (Co-creator of the Inner City Radio Broadcast group). The show was hosted by actor Sam Jackson who did skits with fellow Moorehouse College alumni Spike Lee and comic Kevin Hart who hosted last years show. Kanye West with girlfriend Kim Kardashian in tow led the pack with seven nominations followed by Beyonce with six. Beyonce did win Best video DirectorŽ with Alan Ferguson and Best Female R&B Artist.Ž West and his friend Jay-Z beat out Beyonce for Video of The Year. As West was giving his acceptance speech, Jay-Z interrupted him and said: Excuse me Kanye, Im gonna let you continue, but ...,Ž and the audience broke out with laughter, recalling Wests infamous interruption of Taylor Swifts MTV Video Music Awards speech a few years back. Chris Brown was also a double winner; Kevin Hart won Best Actor,Ž Big Sean was named best new artist while Wale and Miguels smooth hit Lotus Flower BombŽ won Best Collaboration.Ž The shows presenters were Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx, who wore a T-shirt that had a picture of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed in Florida. Frankie Beverly featuring Maze were honored with the lifetime achievement award, and they were serenaded with performances by Tyrese, Faith Evans and Joe. DAngelo did, his first televised performance in years fostering his comeback. In an interesting note, Chris Brown performed in his first televised appearance since the New York City nightclub brawl between his entourage and Drakes. Browns Girlfriend, his bodyguard and NBA star Tony Parker were among those injured in the June 14 encounter, where bottles were thrown. Despite being nominated, Drake was a no-show for the awards. For complete list of winners go to www.bet.com. The 2012 BET Awards Rocks Again!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos Courtesy BET Frankie Beverly And Jamie Foxx Nicki Minaj Terrence J And Rocsi DAngelo Performance Solange, Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank Yolanda Adams Cissy Houston Kanye and Jay Z

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JULY 7, 2012 THESTAR U.S. Embassy and USNORTHCOM Celebrate 4th of July Aboard the USS ANZIO in Beautiful Nassau HarbourPAGEA-7 HAITI: Prime Minister Michel Martelly recently hosted a delegation of Boy Scouts at the Presidential Palace in Haiti. According to Article 12 of the Charter of the Scouts of Haiti, the Head of State is, in fact, Honorary President of the institution. President Martelly was presented with the Scout scarf, officializing him in his U.S. and Bahamian officials participate in the official cake cutting ceremony on board the USS ANZIO. (Photo Derek Smith, BIS). By United States Embassy BAHAMAS: On Tuesday, July 3 the United States Embassy commemorated the 236th Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America by hosting a celebration in Nassau, The Bahamas aboard the U.S. Naval Ship USS ANZIO docked at Prince George Wharf. The event was held in partnership with the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and included more than 200 of The Bahamas' top leaders, representing the government, the business community, civil society, media, and the arts. Charg dAffaires of the U.S. Embassy John Dinkelman, Major General Francis G. Mahon, His Excellency Sir Arthur A. Foulkes, Governor General of The Bahamas, and Lieutenant Commander Samuel G. Wartell provided official remarks at the event. In his remarks, the Charg spoke of the longstanding friendship and shared democratic values between the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the United States of America. He also expressed his gratitude to the selfless men and women in uniform for their commitment to the defense of liberty and freedom and honored the United States Founding Fathers for forging a nation thats more just, more equal and more free. The Fourth of July would simply be a mark on a calendar, and the Declaration of Independence a mere piece of parchment were it not for the vision of our Founding Fathers, Charg Dinkelman said. They had a vision and belief that freedom is a God given right, and fought to preserve it for all generations. The official ceremony included a toast to the continued prosperity of both nations and the Retiring of the Colors, which takes place each day at sunset around the world on those Navy ships fortunate enough to find themselves in port. The ceremony concluded with a presentation of intertwined U.S. and Bahamian flags to the Governor General of The Bahamas on behalf of the USS ANZIO, the U.S. Embassy and the American people as an illustration of the two nations enduring friendship. A grand fireworks display over Nassau Harbour capped off the spectacular evening. Americans around the world celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July to mark the day the Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. From July 8, 1776, until the next month, the document was read publicly and people celebrated whenever they heard it. Bells rang and ships fired guns, candles and firecrackers were lighted to celebrate the United States sovereignty; elements of U.S. Independence Day celebration traditions that continue to this day. Captain John Dorey, USS ANZIO; Major General Francis G. Mahon, USNORTHCOM; Lady Foulkes and Governor General of The Bahamas Sir Arthur Foulkes; U.S. Charg dAffaires John Dinkelman and Mrs. Dinkelman; Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis and Mrs. Davis. Former Boy Scout, President Michel Martelly Welcomes Haitian Scouts To Presidential Palace in his new honorary duties. Two young scouts, Joewens Balde and Ketsie Sanon, presented a plaque of honor to the Head of State on behalf of the Scouts of Haiti. The President, who was a scout in his youth, said he was aware of the importance of values promoted by scouting such as citizenship, solidarity, respect for others among others, and promises to provide all possible support to the Scouts.

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PAGE A-8THE STAR JULY 7, 2012 Its Publix, and the savings are easy.Every week we publish our hundreds of sales items in the newspaper insert and also online, so you can take advantage of all our special offers. Our easy…to…spot shelf signs point out the deals and your register receipt will tally up your savings for you. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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JULY 7, 2012 THESTAR THANKYOU, JACKSONVILLEŽ: MAYORALVINBROWN REFLECTSONPASTYEARINOFFICE PAGEB-1 Guest editorial by Mayor Alvin Brown Thank you, Jacksonville, for this opportunity to lead. In the past year, we have seen a lot of progress. Weve grown jobs. Weve strengthened our education system. Weve built a higher standard of living and the best is still to come. I took office July 1, 2011 with my eye set on building a more effective and efficient city government, revitalizing the Jacksonville economy, supporting public education, strengthening City Halls connection with the military and veterans community and enhancing our quality of life with sustainable recreation programs and safer neighborhoods. Heres where we are: €City Hall is now a leaner, more effective operation as my reform plan has netted $1.3 million and counting in savings. €The citys biweekly payroll is down by $1 million compared to this time last year after we reduced the size of government by more than 200 employees, adjusted staffing levels to curb overtime and concluded long-standing negotiations with the Fraternal Order of Police expected to save taxpayers $20 million over the next three years. €Unemployment has fallen by nearly three percentage points as weve seen good-paying jobs come on line at companies like Saft, Medtronic, Web.com, GE Capital, The Bruss Co., National Healing Corp. and Kaman Aerospace. €Weve seen well over $7 million in commitments from the private sector (specifically the Jacksonville Jaguars, Florida Blue, Wells Fargo, CSX, Terrell Hogan and Farah & Farah) to support vital programs in education, veterans services, parks and Downtown revitalization to push our city forward. €We have more than 600 highly qualified volunteers entering our school-based mentoring ranks at no cost to taxpayers because of the partnerships forged in Mayors Mentors. €More than 200 Jacksonville high school students will be living for a week on local college campuses this summer as part of Learn2Earn, a college immersion program with a goal of helping students who qualify for free or reduced lunch to be the first in their families to achieve a college degree. €Weve received a $218,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to train homeless veterans to get back in the workforce and become self-sufficient. Weve also received the Pro Patria award from the Florida chapter of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for our Jobs for Veterans program, which is a public-private partnership with more than 80 businesses focused on helping veterans succeed in the civilian workforce. €We have more than 20 additional launch sites for kayaks and small watercraft. Our JaxParks trail system has grown by 3.5 miles and weve improved access to 45 miles of already-existent trails. This work affects us all. It helps us to be a stronger city. And it wouldnt be possible if it werent for so many generous people coming together in support of a stronger, more sustainable Jacksonville. I want to be clear that, while Im proud of each of these individual accomplishments, there is plenty of hard work ahead to make our city more competitive and vibrant. We need to continue working together to grow jobs, build a better education and increase our quality of life. In the coming year, expect more major jobs announcements, new partnerships to build our community and an expansion of family-friendly programming in our Jacksonville public parks. We have major challenges ahead as well. Thats why I will be focusing on pension reform and budget controls for the remainder of my administration. My pension reform plan will be complete by the end of the calendar year. I am getting ready to present City Council with my second budget, continuing a pledge to not increase taxes or fees or dip into city reserve funding. Were going to keep working hard, every day, to get the best deal for taxpayers. Were going to keep working hard, every day, for jobs and opportunity. Were going to keep working hard, every day, for a leader, more effective and efficient government that will continue to put Jacksonville first with a focus on the future.

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Whether youre a casual rider or a serious cyclist, there are some important steps to take before you hit the trails and streets this summer. If its been awhile since you last used your bike, you may want to do a quick tune-up to ensure its in great shape for riding. Check for loose parts, inflate your tires, and lube the chain. Ensure your quick release levers on your wheels are closed and that your brakes work. Dont leave the house without testing your rear and front lights. You dont want to be caught after dark without working lights. Now your bike is ready for an outing! Dont forget to wear a helmet, apply plenty of sunscreen, and keep yourself hydrated. Get Ready For Summer CyclingPAGE B 2THE STAR JULY 7, 2012 *****/Community Activities 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. FIRESTOCK 2012 thisSaturday, July 07, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.353.1188for additional information Daniel Levi Goans, NEW STRANGERS, TBA on Sunday, July 08, 2012, at the Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.4686 for any information. Vacation Bible School: THE CREATION QUEST, this Monday, July 09, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, 124 W. Ashley Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.356.6077 for additional information. Downtown Operations Meeting. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.2665 for more information. Amateur Night Auditions, RITZ THEATRE AND LAVILLA MUSEUM, on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. ADAMEC BIKE NIGHT this Thursday, July 12, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.353.1188. Movies @ Main 2012: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTThursday, July 12, 2012, at the JACKSONVILLE MAIN LIBRARY, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for additional informatin. FRESH MUSIC FESTIVAL, at the Veterans Memorial Arena, on Friday, July 13, 2012, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL Any additional information call 904.630.3900. JACKSONVILLE LANDING MARKET, thisFriday, July 13, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS MONTGOMERY BISCUITS on Friday, July 13, 2012, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For ore information contact 904.358.2846. By: Mark Underwood When the news reports an unexpected snow storm headed your way, how do you react? When you go to the dentist and learn youll need a series of dental treatments that will be interrupt your work schedule and have a high price tag, how much do you fret over it? And when your adult daughter, who is going through difficult times, wants to move back home for a while, does it keep you from sleeping soundly? These types of circumstances can happen in a persons life at any time. But have you ever noticed how some people take the news of the unexpected with graciousness and ease while others panic and try to solve problems that they cant fully control? Lets face it. You cant control the weather, turn back the clock or make your childrens problems go away. But you can react to lifes hits and misses in a healthy way. Everyone has stressful events in their lives. Sometimes they occur in clusters and it seems like theres never going to be a sunny, ordinary day ahead. Then other times a big piece of bad news comes along and you cant sleep or get it off your mind. `When you feel like youll never get all the things done in a day that you should, or you cant balance your checkbook because you forgot to enter a couple of checks or youre running late to an important meeting, you will likely feel excessive stress from your internal alarm system. Think of your alarm system this way. Your hypothalamus, a tiny area at the base of the brain, starts the alarm process through nerve and hormonal signals that prompt a surge of hormones to be released.These hormones include adrenaline and cortisol, the main stress hormone. Cortisol is a complex natural alarm system that talks to the brain and controls mood, motivation and fear. When your stress alarm system is activated longterm„and you havent found long lasting ways to relax and enjoy peace of mind, you are at risk. Did you know that an inordinate amount of stress can disrupt all of your bodys processes? Long-term activation of the stress-response system and overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones can put you at increased risk for numerous health problems. Admittedly, some people cope with lifes stressful situations better than others. But you can learn healthy ways to cope with what life throws your way. If you think too much stress is just about feeling agitated, think again. The typical demands of day-to-day living can be stressful for anyone. The driver in front of you weaves from lane to lane, the check-out lines at the grocery store are long, but how you react to these challenges can make a difference in your health. Make a commitment today to find new health strategies to use when life is difficult. If you dont, youre at risk for health problem like these: Heart disease Depression Memory problems Obesity Sleep problems Digestive problems Skin conditions like eczema So what can you do to improve your ability to deal with stress? Start by identifying what stresses you out the most. Is it the unexpected or changes in your schedule that will mean you have to learn new skills or lose time doing things you like to do? Here are some ways you can put yourself in the drivers seat and take better care of yourself physically and emotionally in the face of stressful situations: Eat a healthy diet Get regular exercise Get plenty of sleep Make sure you have healthy feel-good friendships Keep your sense of humor even during trying times Practice relaxation techniques If you can learn to manage stress, youll enjoy peace of mind and possibly a longer, healthier life. ABOUT MARK UNDERWOOD Mark Underwood is a neuroscience researcher, president and co-founder of Quincy Bioscience, a biotech company located in Madison, Wisconsin focused on the discovery and development of medicines to treat age related memory loss and the diseases of aging. Mark has been taped as an expert in the field of neuroscience for The Wall Street Journal Morning Radio, CBS and CNN Radio among others. Mark is also a contributor to the Brain Health GuideŽ which highlights the research at Quincy Bioscience and offers practical tips to help keep health brain function in aging. More articles and tips for healthy aging can be found at: www.TheGoodNewsAboutAging.com. Stressed Out? Learn to react in a healthy way! Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Tips For Women To Prevent Common Health Problems (StatePoint) You may not realize it, but your lifestyle could be putting you at risk for common health problems that afflict women. Theres no better time than now to brush up on some facts that can help you stay healthy. Breast Cancer The causes of breast cancer are complicated, but some significant risk factors are preventable. Obesity is one such risk, and even moderate weight loss helps protect you. Cutting down on alcohol will also improve your chances of staying breast cancer-free. Its impossible to eliminate your risk entirely, but early detection will improve your prognosis. Conduct regular self-breast examinations and let your doctor know if you detect anything unusual. Follow the National Cancer Institute guidelines and get a mammogram annually when you turn 40. Toxic Shock Syndrome You may regard Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) as rare, but one in 700 women will experience tampon-related TSS, according to You ARE Loved, a non-profit working to educate girls and women about the disease. TSS is a bacterial infection characterized by sudden high fever, diarrhea, rash, muscle aches and headache. You can significantly reduce your risk of this life-threatening disease with a trip to the drug store. Historically, tampon use has been linked to half of all TSS cases, so simply switching to a safer product is a terrific safeguard against this disease,Ž says Dr. Christine Ko, an expert in womens health. You likely are familiar with pads, but there are alternatives you may find more convenient. For example, Softcup is a flexible cup worn internally around your cervix. It's hypo-allergenic, latex-free and has never been linked to TSS. Theres an added benefit too: products like Softcup can be worn for up to 12 hours and dont leave behind the residual fibers and traces of bleach, dioxins and other residues that tampons can. It wont change your body's natural pH or bacteria levels, reducing your risk for infections. More information on reducing TSS risk can be found at www.softcup.com. Heart Disease Many people think heart disease is an exclusively male risk. But women also need to protect their hearts. While severe chest pain is a symptom often associated with heart disease in men, women need to watch for different signs. Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience neck and shoulder pain, dizziness, fatigue and sweating. Youre never too young to take steps to prevent heart disease, particularly if it runs in your family. You can keep your heart healthier by reducing saturated fat, cholesterol and salt in your diet, and getting regular exercise. While depression and smoking can adversely affect anyones heart, The Mayo Clinic reports these risk factors are greater in women. So cut out cigarettes and take steps to treat mental stress right away. Most importantly, learn your risk for common health problems, so you can take steps to improve your chances of staying healthy. ****

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JULY 7, 2012THESTAR Passion, Poetry, Prose and Praise: Ragan Flowers Brings Her Authenticity To Brunswick Through Worship Arts major media house has asked her about her craft. After revealing that she also dabbles in acting and singing, Flowers admits that she first discovered her craft at age 14. I realized I had a gift when I was around 14 years of age,Ž recalls Flowers. I wrote a few poems and at the time I was attending Jordan Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. William Smith. I was asked to perform one of the pieces I wrote for the church and the feeling that I got after I finished my performance was amazing. I was so excited that I could touch peoples hearts with my words. It was then I realized I had a gift.Ž At 19, Flowers found herself pregnant and raising two kids by the time she was 21. Instead of being side tracked, Flowers used what was a difficult point in her life to continue writing and expressing herself through words. In the process, her children became a new source of inspiration. My 11 year old son is Ajani, he is prince of his own rights,Ž Flowers says of her son. He was born with a heart condition and a right leg deformity. He has been one of, if not the major motivation behind my drive. His determination, independence, and charisma remind me every day that I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.Ž My 10 year old daughter is Inaja, and she is the ultimate princess,Ž she says of her daughter. I call her my shadow! She wants to do everything that mommy does and that is a constant reminder for me to keep myself in line because every move I make she is right there behind me mimicking me. I want to make sure I leave a legacy that my children are not only proud of, but a part of.Ž While I wasnt a young teen mother, I was a teen nonetheless and it was a challenge,Ž Flowers confesses. I would encourage any teen parent mother or father to keep striving for the same things they wanted before they became a teen parent. The adjustment will be difficult, there will be times of struggle with both your dreams and parenting, but dont quit. You only become trapped in one spot when you stop moving forward. Just because you are taking baby steps does not mean you arent moving.Ž And push foward she did. In October 2007, Flowers officially founded Authentic PraiZe Ministries, an organization driven by the love of Christ, to share the love of Christ through poetic expression and proseŽ. I use my gift to uplift in any way that I can,Ž she said. I recently shared the stage with Ms. Elite (Angela Smith) of Elite Entertainment, in order to bring light to teen pregnancy, premarital sex, and the stress and struggle of it all. Im an active member of Greater Works Than These Ministries and I credit much of my discipline and strength to the principles of God, taught to me by my spiritual father, Pastor Mark Baker.Ž My calling is to be a disciple for the Lord in any way he wants to use me,Ž added Flowers. That is everyones calling in ministry according to The Great Commission given to us by Jesus Christ. To go into the world and live a life for Christ that makes everyone else desire to live for him as well. I wont box myself into one category and say that this is what God has called me to do, and I will do this for the rest of my life. God says that eyes have not seen, neither ears heard what he has planned for and prepared for his children. Wherever he wants me to go, whatever he wants me to do, whatever he desires of my gifts and talents I will do for His glory.Ž As a wordsmith, Flowers says she stands on several scriptures as the foundation of her life: A few of my favorites are Proverbs 18:20-21 (MSG) Words kill, words give life; theyre either poison or fruityou choose; Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that receive them and you will have them; and, my very favorite scripture as a poet is Psalm 45:1 (NKJV) My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.Ž So whats in the future for the woman known as Mz. Authenticity? Shes prepared a CD and is excited about up and coming events. I have my first recorded collection of spoken word entitled A Nu KnowledgeŽ which is basically a poetic expression of my journey and walk with Christ,Ž she beamed proudly. I learned so much doing this project about my gift and about relationship with God that will spill over into my next project. I am also in the process of finishing my first published book of poetry entitled The Intimate HourŽ. It will be a collection of poems or encouraging notes that God gave me in the midst of a worship experience, or as a result of a long conversation that he and I have. Things of that nature.Ž Flowers is also planning to host and produce Poetic PraiZe II: A Greater Praise, which is a concert of sorts bringing together other worship and inspirational artists of spoken word, song and more. I am excited about this time in my life right now and what God is doing in the lives of his people,Ž Flowers smiled reflecting on her life. I am in total awe of all that he continues to do for me and I am super excited to be walking out this vision.Ž For more information visit www.authenticpraize.org By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star Single mom by day, prayer warrior by night, Washington D.C native Ragan Flowers is on a mission to showcase her passion for her Christ. Having made Brunswick, Georgia her adoptive home, she is becoming a major player in the art community when it comes to raw, emotional driven and truthful spoken word. Additionally, as the founder of Authentic PraiZe Ministries, she is certainly stirring up her gifts for the glory and honor of God in the form of spoken word. She graciously allowed The Star to interview her, the first time she says a www.thefloridastar.com www.thegeorgiastar.com

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JULY 7, 2012 THESTAR THEYPREACH FAMILYFIRSTŽ: Jaguars Allow Aaron Ross To Attend Olympics To Cheer On Track Star Wife Sanya RichardsPAGEB-4 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The Jacksonville Jaguars will allow cornerback Aaron Ross to miss a part of training camp so that he can show his support to wife, Sanya Richards-Ross. Track star Mrs. Ross qualified for the 400 meter event last Sunday, securing her a spot on Team USA at this years Olympics, set for London next month. SHARKS FALL TO VOODOO IN DIVISIONAL CLASH, 65-55 The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks kept the game close into the fourth quarter but ultimately never regained the lead in the second half, falling 65-55 at New Orleans Arena on Saturday night. With the loss, Jacksonville drops into second place in the American Conferences South Division. New Orleans led 34-33 at halftime, giving the Sharks the opportunity to score on their first possession and reclaim the lead. However, Jacksonvilles offense stalled, as the team turned the ball over on downs, setting up a short field that the VooDoo converted into a touchdown that extended their lead. From then on, New Orleans continually answered every one of Jacksonvilles scores with one of their own in order to remain in front. In the final minute, VooDoo quarterback Kurt Rocco plunged in from inside the one yard line to extend a 58-55 New Orleans lead into a ten-point edge. On the ensuing possession, Bernard Morris was intercepted by Jeremey Kellem in the end zone with seven seconds left. Kellems second pick of the game sealed the contest in favor of New Orleans. The first half of the game was a back-and-forth affair, as the two teams traded leads on several occasions. Early in the second quarter, Micheaux Robinson stepped in front of a Rocco pass and returned it for a touchdown that gave the Sharks a 19-14 lead. Just before halftime, New Orleans Jamaal Fudge handled an attempted onside kick and ran it back for a short touchdown of his own. The Sharks answered that with a score of their own to give the game its 34-33 halftime score. Morris finished 24-of-28 for 250 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. The dual-threat quarterback was also the games leading rusher, as he carried the ball eight times for 23 yards and two touchdowns. Fullback Rendrick Taylor added a rushing touchdown of his own. Ross was promised the time off in April, if his wife qualified. Thats really huge,Žhe stated. It speaks volumes about what theyre trying to preach here. They preach family first, and theyre not just preaching it. Theyre actually showing it firsthand. It was important to me and they made it happen.Ž Mrs. Ross will be heading to her third consecutive Olympics. She is favored to win her events. Pensacola Blue Wahoos Defeat Jacksonville Suns, 7-5 Pensacola shortstop Didi Gregorius hit a home run and drove in four to lead the Blue Wahoos past the Jacksonville Suns Tuesday night in front of 11,392 fans at the Baseball Grounds. Pensacola jumped out to a lead in the first inning against Suns starter Bryan Evans when Gregorius hit a two-run home run deep to right field. It was his first home run of the season. The Suns answered in the home half of the first inning scoring three runs on four hits. Jacksonville finished with seven hits in the game. Kyle Skipworth drove in two runs with a single and Shawn Bowman knocked in another to give the Suns a 3-2 lead. Both teams scored twice in the fourth. Beau Mills hit his fourth home run of the season and David Vidal drove in another to put Pensacola up 43. Shawn Bowman smashed his seventh home run, and Jeff Dominguez drove in a run to put the Suns back in front 5-4. The Blue Wahoos took the lead for good in the sixth inning, sending eight men to the plate and scoring three runs to take the lead back at 7-5. Suns pitcher Mike Ojala (0-1) suffered the loss. Blue Wahoos reliever Mark Serrano (5-1) pitched and inning to earn the win. Curtis Partch picked up his fifth save of the season. The Suns open a three game set in Tennessee against the Smokies on Wednesday night with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m. At receiver, Jeron Harvey led the way with 9 receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns, while Jamarko Simmons also had nine catches for 77 yards and a score. Terrance Smith chipped in with 53 yards and a touchdown on six catches and led all players with 121 kickoff return yards. For the VooDoo, Rocco completed 18 of his 33 passes for 262 yards, seven touchdowns and Robinsons interception. Quorey Payne led all players with three receiving touchdown, while Josh Bush racked up 104 yards and two touchdowns on just five catches. New Orleans receivers L.J. Castile and Courtney Smith each found the end zone once as well. With Saturdays result, New Orleans takes over the division lead and the No. 2 seed in the American Conference. Jacksonville drops into a temporary tie with the Georgia Force for second place in the division, pending the result of the Forces game against the Orlando Predators on Sunday afternoon. Should the Force lose, the Sharks would hold the No. 3 seed in the conference, while a Georgia victory would drop the Sharks into the No. 4 position. The Sharks return home next Friday night to host the East Divisions Milwaukee Mustangs. Next Fridays game will be aired nationally on NFL Network as part of the Net10 Arena Football FridayŽ series and is set to kick off at 8:00 p.m. Serena Williams Named BET Awards Athlete Of The Year With 27 Grand Slam wins and two gold medals under her belt, it's safe to say that few have matched the success of Serena Williams in tennis. With the upcoming 2012 Olympics on the horizon, all eyes are on her to bring back another gold medal to the US. She won the BET Subway Sportswoman of the Year Award beating out sister Venus, Skylar Diggins, Candace Parker and Brittney Griner.

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The Other Side of JacksonvilleTHERE ARE PROBLEMS IN OUR STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE Yes, we are back and for good reason. Do you remember an organization known as the Jacksonville Leadership Coalition? If you do not, it was one of the more progressive organizations in Jacksonville. They started in 2004 because of the Presidential election coup of 2000. They accomplished early voting rights in Duval County, challenged the police shootings and killings of citizens in Duval County, challenged the public corruption of the City, forced the Urban League to move the children out of Forest Elementary School and periodically continue to challenge injustices in Jacksonville. Well, we are back! Our first concern is the State Attorneys Office, the possible corruption, and most definitely the injustices that are taking place in administering justice fairly. The cases that we have so far discovered reveals that consistency has not taken place when it comes to stand your ground lawŽ in our State Attorneys Office. Additionally, she sends threats out against those who do not agree with her decisions to include challenging a Judge on the bench. The handling of Christopher Hernandez, Marissa Alexander, and Gordon Agenor cases are just a few that we have found among others that indicates fairness cannot be found, justice is not blind and consistency does not exist. The NAACP was right; in their assessment of Angela Coreys administration of justice as, discrimination, and the cases speak for themselves. Not only is the injustices a problem, but the office itself has low morale, questionable investigators supports and staff. When you surround yourself with others of questionable background, society can think what they desire. Trust us, these comments can be verified through news articles and documents. It is time to find another State Attorney that is fair, unbiased, consistent, non-discriminatory, and does not seek a million personyears. Stay tuned as we unravel the truth in the State Attorneys office. The journey begins on July 13, 7:30 AM at Hemming Plaza as we march along side the NAACP, SCLC, DIP, First Coast Coalition, Nation of Islam, Congresswoman Brown, Florida New Majority, Martin Luther King III and hopefully our Mexican, Latino, Cubans, and others who are facing all of these unjustifiable restraints and laws in Duval County. If you cannot attend the march and rally, we solicit your prayers, phone calls to the State Attorneys Office and use of your social media to get the word out. We have had enough of these injustices. PAGE B-6 THESTAR JULY 7, 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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JULY 7, 2012THE STARPR 1 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. … Mayor Alvin Brown inspired Jacksonville high school students to attend college during the opening ceremony of Learn2Earn at Jacksonville University, which launched June 24. Learn2Earn, a program implemented as a hands-on approach to boost the quality of education, hosted rising sophomores and juniors in an immersion of student life for one week on a residential college campus. The focus was on students who receive free or reduced lunch and would be the first in their family to achieve a college diploma. I want each and every one of you to graduate from high school on time and be on your way to college,Ž said Mayor Brown. The week program lasted from June 24 to June 29. Students took part in classes, lived in dormitories and worked on-campus jobs under the supervision of Teach For America staffers. During the program, Mayor Brown ensured students had a range of topics to learn from: professional development, writing, university orientation, financial aid, public speaking, dinner etiquette, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and a forum where speakers would answer the question … Whats the deal with college?Ž In my first year of office, said Mayor Brown, I focused closely on education and it paid off. We now have more mentors, a great program to help college students fill out their FAFSA and City Year coming to troubled Duval schools. But Learn2Earn is right at the top of the list.Ž Mayor Browns education initiatives were created to increase the high school graduation rate and boost the number of college-educated people in Jacksonville. Mayor Brown appointed the citys first education commissioner, Dr. Donnie Horner Jr., through a $1-a-year executive-on-loan agreement with Jacksonville University to help turn the vision behind programs like Learn2Earn into reality. At the end of this intense week,Ž said Dr. Horner, participants typically say: OK, I get it. Now I know what its like to go to college.Ž At the closing ceremony for the program, Mayor Brown gave the students advice about their futures. Its all about you,Ž said Mayor Brown, your future, your dreams, your hopes and your aspirations. You must never surrender yo ur dreams, your hopes and your aspiration. You must never stop dreaming; I dont care how difficult it is. I dont care how tough its goi ng to get. I dont care if you live in a warzone. I dont care what anyone tells you„you must never surrender. You must never give up --you must never quit! You will get there.Ž Mayor Browns Learn2Earn Program Immerses Students in College Experience About 90 Students Walk Away With New College Hopes and Dreams

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(StatePoint) Theres no better way to get to know the people in your community than a neighborhood block party. And nothing spells summer fun more than an outdoor get-together, complete with a potluck style meal, music and games. Theres more to planning a block party than meets the eye. Here are some tips to make sure your shindig is a surefire success: € Planning a block party is not a job for one „ about a month or two in advance, form a small committee of about four or five people and create task assignments to help share the workload. € Be sure to check with community officials such as the local police department regarding any necessary permits youll need and to secure a date for the party. € Formulate a budget based on itemized expenses, including everything from big things like a moon bounce to little things like balloons and disposable bakeware. € Encourage one-time use containers to make cleanup simple and avoid the confusion of returning dishes afterward. For example, Chinet makes freezersafe bakeware designed to cook food evenly in the oven or microwave. € Coordinate with neighbors to see who can provide grills, tables, and paper plates. € Get a handle on your potluck by suggesting that households from even-numbered addresses bring side dishes and odd-numbered addresses bring desserts. € Distribute invitations door-to-door in advance of the party; and dont forget to extend the invitation to neighboring businesses. Some businesses may even be able to provide party supplies. € Reduce your environmental impact by setting up recycling and composting bins and opting for compostable tableware. € To foster conversation, set up long tables for family-style dining. € Invite local family-friendly bands and comedians to perform. The performers will love the exposure, and your crowd will love the entertainment. € Plan activities for kids like face painting, sidewalk chalk, and a moon bounce. You might even consider inviting the local fire department to do Stop, drop and rollŽ demonstrations. € Think way ahead! Plan a raffle or other fundraiser to raise money for future bashes. Block parties are all about connecting or reconnecting with people who have a lot in common with each other, starting with where they live,Ž said Kate Altenhofen, Marketing Manager at Huhtamaki, the makers of the Chinet brand of premium disposable tableware. For more block party inspiration, including great party-friendly recipes, visit www.mychinet.com/tips. Block parties are an American summer tradition. Be sure your neighborhood gets in on the fun!Burglaries Rise In Summer Months (SPM Wire) Summer is the time for sun-splashed vacations. Its also busy season for burglars, as time away from home or an unlocked door or window could be a cue to strike. According to the FBI, July and August have the highest burglary rates. And burglaries typically are crimes of opportunity. Homes without security systems are about three times more likely to be broken into, the Electronic Security Association reports. A popular choice these days is the ADT Home Security System, which comes with motion detectors and 24-hour alarm monitoring. Call 1-800-4292144 to learn more about ADTs systems and the companys free offers and guarantees. Then enjoy your summer with increased peace of mind.JULY 7, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 Throw The Perfect Block Party This Season Independence Day Crossword Solution

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JULY 7, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 Pastor Clinton & Sonya Bush and the entire City Kidz Cafe Team want to thank all of our loyal customers who have supported us since July 1, 2009. We are celebrating our third year anniversary at 3rd & Main Street in Historic Springfield. It has truly been a blessing to serve Jacksonville finest our customers, friends, and associates. City Kidz will be offering all of Jacksonville a month long full of discounts, specials, contests, special events, new menu items, and a fun-filled atmosphere for the City of Jacksonville residents, our loyal customers, friends, and visitors to our city. I also want to congratulate Mayor Alvin Brown on his 1st year Anniversary as Mayor of Jacksonville. I want to thank State Rep. and special assistant to the mayor Mia Jones for attending our ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday June 30, 2012 at Dunn Ave. Sam's Club. I want to thank Joe Whitaker JEDC for stopping pass our ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday July 1, 2012 Beach Blvd. Sam's Club and saying hello to our food science students. I want to thank Scott Coble, and marketing director Vickie Brown Wells Fargo Bank and their entire volunteer team for helping us all three days meeting customer and introducing "Viva Vanilla" to Jacksonville. July is "National Ice Cream Month" in the U.S.A. and City Kidz is kicking off our month long specials by extending our first special to every resident in the City of Jacksonville. HERE'S THE SCOOP: Purchase a 1/2 gallon of City Kidz "Viva Vanilla" kosher premium ice cream from any Sam's Club stores in Jacksonville bring us your proof of purchase receipt and the ice cream lid to City Kidz Cafe at 3rd & Main and receive a free $5.00 City Kidz gift card toward lunch or dinner at City Kidz. Once you receive your City Kidz gift card from City Kidz Cafe your cost for purchasing City Kidz Viva Vanilla at Sam's would be .89 cent. This offer is good starting on Monday July 2, 2012 and will last through Sunday July 8, 2012 right through the 4th of July holiday. So when you buy your 4th of July barbecue and grilling supplies please pick up a container of Viva Vanilla ice cream and always remember "Open Your Lids To Fund Some Kids" Our goal is to sell out all inventory of City Kidz "Viva Vanilla ice cream at Sam's Club stores during the the July holiday while celebrating City Kidz's 3rd anniversary and "National Ice Cream Month:, however we cannot do it without your support. We need the support of the city, the support of the church, the support of all residents, the support of the business community, and non-profit organizations. I would like to share this information with you 95% of all the ice cream that we consume in the State of Florida is imported into our state by national well known ice cream brands. The many benefits of purchasing City Kidz "Viva Vanilla" kosher premium ice cream is that we can offer a more greener, fresher product because City Kidz Viva Vanilla" kosher premium ice cream is made right here in the State of Florida. Our ingredients are Cream, skim milk, sugar, corn syrup solids, natural stabilizers, and natural flavor. City Kidz ice cream has no preservatives, or artificial flavors or colorings. You will not find high fructose corn syrup in any of our products. Allow us to earn your business and please give us an opportunity to become your home town supermarket favorite ice cream brand. Please forward this email to 10 people you know we need your support "open your lids to fund some kids". Twenty cents of every unit sold goes to the educational fund not just for the students who created the product but for all students in the State of Florida" who would apply for funding including your children as well. CITY KIDZ CELEBRATES THEIR 3RD ANNIVERSARY & NATIONAL ICE CREAM JULY 30, 2012 July 2012 "National Ice Cream Month" City Food Science Students @ Sam's Club City Kidz award winning Viva Vanilla Ice Cream Husband & Wife purchase their first two City Kidz "Viva Vanilla" kosher premium ice cream from Sam's Club on Beach Blvd.

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Man Shot and Killed During Argument Over Cigarettes A man was shot and killed during a dispute over cigarettes. Police say 25-year-old Roderick Ferguson was hanging out with his friends at a park when 30-year-old Glenn Thervil approached them for cigarettes. Thervil was said to be already acquainted with the group and became angry that Ferguson wouldnt give him cigarettes. At one point, Thervil threatened Ferguson with a gun. After the confrontation, Thervil left the park in the company of two acquaintances who warned him for pointing the gun at Ferguson and told him to stay home. But Thervil returned later that day and had a second confrontation with Ferguson. Ferguson then shot Thervil with a shotgun, and Thervil died at the scene as Ferguson and the others ran away. Police later found Thervils body with the .32-caliber handgun still in his waistband and a shotgun wound in his chest. Police were called and responded to scene where they set up a perimeter in the area as they searched for the shooter using the K-9 team and a helicopter. One of the men who had been in the park with Ferguson, hid inside a nearby house but came out at the urging of the SWAT team. The investigation into the shooting and the events that led to it is ongoing. Just after 12:30 a.m. the next day, detectives were able to locate and arrest Ferguson, who will face one count of first-degree murder. Pregnant Victim Bites Finger Off Attacker A man had his finger bitten off as he was attacking his pregnantgirlfriend. At approximately 5:50 p.m. 22-year-old Reginald Gefferie and the pregnant victim got into a verbal argument that turned physical when Gefferie armed himself with a kitchen knife. He pointed the knife at the victim and refused to allow her to leave the bathroom by blocking the doorway with his body. Gefferie then proceeded to push the victim and punch her in the face with a closed hand. The victim fought back in self defense and the fight continued to the bedroom where Gefferie put a small dresser in front of the closed bedroom door not allowing the victim to leave. He then grabbed the victim by the neck with one hand pushing her up against the wall and punching her in the face. The victim bit the Gefferies finger in self defense. She never lost consciousness and sustained a laceration to her forehead, as well as contusions. Gefferie had the tip of his middle finger on his right hand bitten off. Police say the two have been in a relationship for 5 years and have a child together. Gefferie was also have said to be aware that the victim was pregnant. Gefferie was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on pregnant female and false imprisonment. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJULY 7, 2012 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Man Shoots Landlord A man was arrested after shooting his landlord during an argument involving money. 33-year-old WallaceLance Morris Jr. was said to have become involved in an argument with his landlord, Ernest Delfino over money. The argument escalated into a physical fight and Morris pulled out a Highpoint 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and shot Delfino in the right chest area. After the shot was fired, Morris began to yell for help. Morris fiance and Delfinos girlfriend rushed into the room to assist Delfino who was bleeding profusely. They were able to get him into the backseat of his girlfriends vehicle. Morris then tried to hold pressure on Delfinos wound as they drove to a hospital. Delfino sustained a single gunshot wound to the lower portion of the right side of his chest. According to reports, the bullet exited through his lower back area. Morris admitted to police that he shot the victim during the argument over money and described it as being an accident. He also admitted to being a convicted felon which was confirmed. Morris was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Wallace Morris Jr. Roderick Ferguson Reginald Gefferie

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C&J 2 THE STAR JULY 7, 2012 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. Child Abduction It's a sad fact that thousands of children are reported missing each year. Know how to protect your children against abduction by strangers. What YOU should do: Know your child's whereabouts at all times. At a very early age, teach your child their name, address and telephone number and your first and last name. Teach them how to call 9-1-1 for help. When using the telephone for these lessons, make sure the call to 9-1-1 doesn't actually connect. Make sure children know how to make local and long distance telephone calls. Never leave children alone in a car, not even for a few seconds. Establish strict procedures for picking up children at school, after movies, at friends' homes, etc. Establish a family code word that only you, your child and a trusted relative or friend knows. Teach your child to ask for the code word when approached by someone offering them a ride. Remind your children to never accept a ride from someone you don't know, even if the child knows them. Talk to your children about child abduction in a simple, non-threatening way. Listen to your child when he or she discusses anyone they have met or spoken with when you weren't around. Have photographs taken of your children at least four times a year (especially for preschoolers). Make note of birthmarks or other distinguishing features. Have your child fingerprinted and store the prints in a safe, easily accessible place in your home. Teach your children to: Never leave home without your permission. Very small children should play only in areas away from the street, such as a backyard, or in a play area supervised by a responsible adult. Never wander off, to avoid lonely places, and to avoid shortcuts through alleys or deserted areas. They are safer walking or playing with friends. Come straight home from school unless you have made other arrangements. Never enter anyone's home without your approval. Scream, run away and tell you or a trusted adult if anyone attempts to touch or grab them, of if a stranger offers them a ride. Never give any information over the telephone including their name and address, or indicate they are alone. Keep doors locked and admit only authorized people into the house. Rules for baby-sitters: Leave a number where you, a neighbor or relative can be reached in the event of an emergency. In addition, if you have a cell phone, give the sitter that number and carry your phone with you while you're out. Make sure the battery is fully charged before you leave. Never allow the sitter to admit strangers into your home. The best rule: no company allowed. Instruct the sitter that phone use is for emergencies only, not for chatting with friends. Leave the number for your local law enforcement agency and tell the sitter to call immediately if there are any signs of suspicious activity or unusual noises. Your Safety Man Arrested for False Bomb Threat on Facebook A man was arrested after commenting on his Facebook page to his friends stating there was a bomb at a mall. Fortunately, an out of state caller who is friends with 29-year-old Vincent Lorenzo Barney immediately called police. police and Fire/Emergencty Medical Services responded to the mall and mall security began evacuating employees and shoppers. A check was ran for Barneys name and his home address was obtained. Detectives responded to his home and met with him at his front door. They advised him about being informed of a comment on Facebook about a bomb in the mall. Barney denied posting any comment like that on Facebook and said he was not currently using his Facebook account. Barney then allowed detectives into his home and was taken to his bedroom where the computer was located. Detectives said the computer was on with Facebook displayed and observed he was logged in and could see his post, Theres a bomb in the mall on the screen. Detectives told him they needed to know if there was a bomb in the mall to prevent people from being injured. He advised there was no bomb and said he posted the comment because he was depressed, stressed out, and unable to find a job. Barney was arrested and charged for false bomb threat, which is a felony. He remains on $5,000 bond. The facts were presented to mall management and security and at 12:52 p.m. they allowed employees and shoppers back in the mall. Vincent Barney Staying Safe in Your Community Install a security system or speak to someone at your local hardware store for less expensive alternatives; install motion-sensitive lighting outside your home. Plan an emergency escape route from all areas of your home, including upstairs, and make sure all family members are aware of the plan. Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1. If possible, purchase a cordless telephone and take it with you as you travel to different rooms in your residence. Teach your children how to make a collect call to you or family members in case they are abducted. Tell your children not to unlock the door if the respondent tries to get into your home. If you are being followed while driving or riding in a vehicle, proceed to the nearest police station or look for a police officer do not drive home.

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Man Beats Up Girlfriends Child for Wetting Pants Minneapolis, MNPolice say 25-year-old Cornelius George had struck his girlfriends 2-year-old son in the back, chest, and face because he wet his pants. When the childs mother tried to stop him, George punched her, choked her, dragged her by the hair and threatened her with scissors. He was placed on four years probation and was not suppose to come in contact with either his girlfriend or her son. George still showed up to his girlfriends house after and she let him in because he was talking sweetŽ to her. An argument immediately started between the two and George punched her in the face, which gave her a black eye, and also threatened to kill her. He was charged with two felony counts of violating a no-contact order. Police also say there was a drive-by shooting at a home recently where the 5-year-old son of George and his girlfriend was killed. Police believe the drive-by was planned and are investigating to find answers as the situation in the family seems to be getting messier and messier. Police say not only does George have a history of crime, but so does his girlfriend, Christina Banks, 20, and her mother, Rochelle Banks, 39, who was said to have been with Georges 5-year-old son during the shooting. Christina was arrested last November for giving a false name to a peace officer and was placed on a years probation. She also called 911 in February of last year about an assault but when police came, she said she lied to get a ride home. Rochelle was charged with misdemeanor theft in 2009 and was placed on a years probation. Two months later, she was charged with driving with a revoked license. JULY07, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Used Enema Being Sold at CVS Police are saying used enema products were being resold at a CVS store in the Jacksonville area. Investigation revealed that an individual was frequenting the CVS since March 2012 and began returning the product in April 2012. He would purchase a pack of enemas and return them at a later time. According to CVS personnel, the items appeared to be unused and therefore the store would put the box of enemas back on the shelf for resale. Employees only recently started to realize that the same person was making returns of the same product. It was soon discovered upon opening the boxes that all the enemas were used and purposely resealed. About a week later, the man made another visit and an employee reported his vehicle and tag number to police. The police was contacted by CVS with information to help identify the suspect. CVS personnel were able to determine that the suspect purchased enemas on one occurrence with a credit card. That transaction, as well as other purchases at the store, and the tag number led police to a possible suspect. The individual was identified and arrested after samples were taken of the fluid in the enema bottles. The name of the suspect has not yet been released. The investigation continues. 25 Felony Charges for Stealing and Cashing Grandmas Checks A woman was arrested and charged with 25 felonies after stealing and cashing her 71-year-old grandmothers checks. Police were contacted by the grandmother, who reported that checks were taken from her checkbook and $2,077 worth of checks were cashed at her bank. She suspected her granddaughter Robin Danielle Suggs, 27, and her partner Samantha Jean Olschewski, 24, who both lived in her home at the time were behind it. The thefts were said to have occurred between Apr. 13 and May 10 last year. The grandmother told detectives they had stolen checks from her before. Police say Olschewski was also involved in a home burglary at the grandmothers neighbors home, which she was arrested for on August 23, 2011. She was charged with nine forgery counts and grand theft and released this year in February. Suggs was arrested for the incidents involving her grandmother. She faces charges including nine counts of Uttering Forged Checks, 12 counts of Forgery, one count each for Grand Theft of a Person Over 65, Burglary, Dealing in Stolen Property, and Giving False Verification of Ownership to a Pawn Broker. Former Marine and Two Others Plot to Kill Pregnant Wife Canoga Park, CANeighbors said they often heard 26-yearold Brian Corder, a former U.S. Marine, fighting and arguing in their apartment. Corder was is said to have conspired to kill his wife with 19-year-old Fredericka Carmouche, whom detectives believe Corder may have started dating, and 21-year-old Stephon Crutchfield. Neighbors say they recalled hearing screams coming from the apartment at around 2 a.m. in the morning. They also said they later saw him crying in his apartment crying about who could have done such a thing to his wife. Police found his wife lying on the floor in a pool of blood. She was beaten so badly that they believed she was dead, but she and her unborn child were said to have survived the attack and were treated at a hospital. Police say items such as a frying pan and a lamp was used in the assault and was planned to look like a break-in. After some investigation and collecting evidence, police were able link Corder and his two accomplices to the crime. All three suspects have been charged with attempted murder and are each being held on $1,000,000 bail. Corder Carmouche Crutchfield

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JULY 7, 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: Erica Chandler Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 6/09/12 Name: Aaliyah S.Glover Age: 16 Weight: 155 lbs Last seen: 6/08/12 Name: Devonte Henry Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 6/15/12 Name: Roseny Joseph Age:17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 6/18/12 Name: Dequan LevettLove Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 6/23/12MOSTWANTED Female Bank Robbery SuspectAt 9:25 a.m. police responded to a bank located at in reference to a bank robbery. Investigation revealed a black female, dressed in a blue New York Yankees baseball cap, blue t shirt, wearing sunglasses entered the bank and produced a note demanding money. The suspect was given money by the teller and fled on foot. No weapon or vehicle was seen. Photos of the unknown suspect are attached. This is an active ongoing investigation. 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:Kendrick L. AlexanderOffense:False Imprisonment, Domestic Violence Name: Elourdes Auguste Offense:Practice Medicine without License Name: Ja-Van D. BaileyOffense: Discharge Weapon on School Grounds Name:Bronson Barnes Offense:Aggravated Assault with Weapon/ No Intent to Kill



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At 26 years of age, Anthony Brown is considered a habitual offender and just received a 48 years sentence for a sex crime. Brown and an unknown man followed a woman from a bar at the beach. The men knocked the woman out with a blow to her head and then sexually battered her. Afterwards, the left the area, taking with them, the womans purse. For this particular crime, the Duval county judge sentenced him to 48 years in prison. But, that was not the end of it. He also received 30 years for aggravated battery, 30 years for robbery, 10 years for felony battery and five years for possession of cocaine. All of the above sentences total 123 years. All of his prison terms will run concurrently and the judge classified him as a habitual offender. The crime that led to all of the above charges stem from the crime committed in July, 2010. The victim was present at the sentencing. If you had a chance to meet and know Betty, a lady, you would know why she is coined Ms. Society and why we say she has moved up. Betty loved her community and expressed her love in her everyday life. It was a simple email message from Marsha Phelts to Florida Star publisher Clara McLaughlin and I, We lost our Betty last night, that gave us the heartbreaking news of the final transition of former Florida Star Life Style columnist, community advocate, and friend, Betty Asque Davis. A fifth generation First Coast native, Betty graduated from Duval Countys New Stanton Senior High School and continued her undergraduate studies at North Carolinas A. & T. University, receiving the Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida A. & M. University in Tallahassee. Betty began her professional career as an educator. With the goal to positively impact the lives of children and their families, she changed careers to social work. For nearly thirty (30) years, she administered to the health and human service needs of Northeast Florida families as a front line social worker. At her retirement, she was a lead social services administrator for the five-county area of Floridas First Coast. Betty was among the earlier African-American Board members of the Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI), our regions community planning council for health and human service issues. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida Star or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! 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The court was able to hear a tape of the two talk in code about the money they had in banks. by Frances Calhoun Bradley The Florida and Georgia Star Betty Asque Davis Otu0"Dgvv{Continued on A-3 Lcemuqpxknng [qwvj"ykpu OeFqpcnf"587 Cyctf" &3"Oknnkqp"Dqpf hqt"\koogtocp Ekv{u"Hktuv"Dncem Oc{qt"Chvgt""Qpg [gct"qh"Ugtxkeg Betty Asque Davis Transition Ugg"Rcig"C/6 Vqp{"Jcpudgtt{."KK McDonalds announced its list of honorees for the 2012 McDonalds 365Black Awards which includes multi-platinum and 10-time GRAMMY award-winning recording artist Chaka Khan; global humanitarian, best-selling inspirational author/entrepreneur Bishop T.D. Jakes; GRAMMYnominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamia and husband, professional NBA basketball player, Grant Hill; teenage inventor Tony Hansberry II; youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector; and McDonalds Owner/Operators, Tina and Harold Lewis. Jacksonville is extremely proud that our own, Tony Hansberry is being honored with such greats as Bishop Jakes and Chaka Khan. Tony is a high school student blazing new paths in medical technology. He developed and improved a surgical technique for hysterectomy patients. He is 16 years of age. After not placing in his eighthgrade science fair, Hansberry was determined to do better the following year. He got an idea from an administrator at Shands Hospital where he'd interned -and in the ninth grade created a procedure that he presented to surgeons at a medical conference. Now a junior at a Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School of the Medical Arts, Hansberry said about his future, "I was looking at neurosurgery, but I'm keeping my options open. I know I want to be a physician, not just a surgeon." 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Insurance companies can't place lifetime dollar limits on health coverage. 2011People with Medicare receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 7 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the Medicare Part D "doughnut hole." Medicare adds free coverage for wellness and preventive care. It's easier to file complaints about the quality of care in a nursing home. Better access to information on nursing home quality and resident rights is available. Hcevu"Continued on A-3 Ocp."48."Igvu"c"Vqvcn"qh"345"[gctu"kp"Rtkuqp Cpvjqp{"Dtqyp."48 Jkuvqtke"Jgcnvjectg Htcwf"hqt"W0U0"kp"Hnqtkfc )Eckp"VX)<"Jgtocp"Eckp)u"Pgy"VX"Pgvyqtm Herman Cain is launching a TV network, and based on the trailer, it's going to be the most unbelievably incredible thing ever to hit our screens. Cain has branched out into the media world, showing up regularly on Fox News and making plans to host his own radio show. But clearly, none of those things compare to the genius that is to be "Cain TV," a web network that launched on July 4. Cain is following in the footsteps of Glenn Beck, but, judging from the trailer, GBTV has slightly higher production values than Cain TV. Words reading "Cain TV Is Real American Everything!" flash across the screen. "COMMENTARY": This consists of a man mumbling negative things about Sandra Fluke. "STREET SMARTS WITH LEWIS BROWN": 'I'm Lou from Hollywood," Lou from Hollywood says, "and my mouth don't write checks that my ass can't cash." He proceeds to bash Hillary Clinton. "DOCUMENTARIES": Terrorists at the Mexican border! A cartoon that shows Ronald Reagan lecturing Barack Obama about the redistribution of wealth. "I WANT YOUR MONEY": "a controversial look at government spending." (This features a cartoon Obama as Uncle Sam.) "A Uniquely American Look At Hypocrisy": Al Gore. The Kennedys. Noam Chomsky. Michael Moore. All hypocrites. All, presumably, ready for a Cain-esque seeing-to. "FAMILY": A CGI cartoon about a dinosaur who finds a red white and blue egg in her nest. Out of it hatches a little dinosaur named Tex. "I love my family, this land and Thanksgiving each fall!" Tex says. Florida will receive more than $56 million as part of a $3 billion settlement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that involved the federal government and various other states. The settlement resolves allegations that GSK engaged in a pattern of: unlawfully marketing certain drugs that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) paid for by Medicaid and other federal funds.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL BAILEY, John Albert, III, died June 22, 2012. BASS, William, died June 30, 2012. BATEMAN, James, 67, died June 30, 2012. BATES, Henry, Jr., 73, died June 26, 2012. BIRDSONG, Josh, 75, died June 29, 2012. BLEDSOE, Loretta Newcomer, 65, died June 27, 2012. BRIGGS, Samuel D., 82, died July 2, 2012. BROWN, Dwight Sheldon, 93, died June 24, 2012. BROWN, Robert Lee, Sr., died June 22, 2012. BRYAN, Otis Willard, 97, died June 23, 2012. BRYANT, Eala B. Courson, 85, died June 27, 2012. BRYANT, Eloise Johnson, 78, died June 27, 2012. BURLEY, Charlotte Gail, 73, died June 30, 2012. CARTER, Robert, 78, died June 28, 2012. CANNON Patricia Ann, 51, died July 1, 2012. CANNON Raymond B., died June 26, 2012. CARTER, Robert, 78, died June 28, 2012. CLEMENTS, Willie Claude, Jr., died June 29,2012. CLEMONS, Jacqueline Searcy, 54, died June 25, 2012. CLICHE, Ruby, died June 27, 2012. COOK, Jessie Douglas, 84, died June 29, 2012. CONNER, Mary L., died July 2, 2012. CORBETT, Melvena, 89, died June 27, 2012. CROWDER, Rallin, died June 25, 2012. CROWLEY, Debra, died July 1, 2012. CRUMELL, Christina Cagle, 64, died June 28, 2012. DAVIS, Betty A., passed July 2, 2012. (See pages A-4 and A-5 for more information on Mrs. Davis). DEY, Bryan F., 61, died July 2, 2012. FLEMMING, Eleanor Womack, died June 25, 2012. FRANKE Roger Allen, died June 26, 2012. GEIGER, Era Evelyn Walker, 83, died June 26, 2012. GOINES, Christopher David, 32, died July 2, 2012. GREEN, Michael Ray, died June 27, 2012. GRIFFIS, James Edward, 82, died June 30, 2012. GUERVIL, Odette, 73, died July 2, 2012. HAGGIT, Gordon, died June 30, 2012. HAMILTON, Harold Eugene, 84, died June 27, 2012. HAMILTON, Henry, died June 26, 2012. HOWARD, Eugene, 67, died June 29, 2012. HURST, Donald C., 84, died June 30, 2012. JACKSON, Lessie Mae, died June 29, 2012. JENKINS, Maybell, 102, died June 25, 2012. JOHNS, Anita Diane, 70, died June 28, 2012. JOHNSON, Harley Clinton, Jr., 74, died June 30, 2012. JOHNSON, Marlyn J., 68, died June 29, 2012. JOHNSON, Virginia Phillips, 101, died June 30, 2012. KENNON, Josephine Jo Ward, 97, died June 27, 2012. KEY, Aaron, died June 27, 2012. KITE, David, Sr ., died June 28, 2012. KNIGHT Meriam Joiner 79, died July 1, 2012. LYNCH, Walter, died June 29, 2012. MODLIN, Paizley Aniston, 2 months old, died June 29, 2012. MUNGIN, Ada Mae, died June 26, 2012. MURPHEY, Frank E., 69, died July 2, 2012. OXENDINE Hollis, 84, died June 28, 2012. PARRISH, Julius Richardo, died June 30, 2012. PETERSON, Gloria J., 69, died June 29, 2012. RAFTIS, Robin S., died June 28, 2012. RIVERS, Velma M., died July 1, 2012. ROBINSON, Helen, died June 28, 2012. SANDERS, Katherleen K., died June 28, 2012. SEARS, Robert Everett, 76, died June 27, 2012. SMITH, Annie M., 76, died July 1, 2012. SMITH, Wayne, 65, died July 1, 2012. SPENCE, Jimmy Jerome, 49, died June 30, 2012. STARKES, George Henry, IV, 60, died June 28, 2012. STARNER Barbara Ann, 83, died June 29, 2012. STEPHEN, Judy Ann, 62, died June 30, 2012. STRICKLAND, Shanell, 28, died June 28, 2012. STUBBS, Marvin Lorenzo, 66, died July 2, 2012. TEEM, Donald, Sr., 57, died June 29, 2012. THUMBTZEN, Harold, 65, died June 29, 2012. TOWNSEND, Onnie, 76, died June 30, 2012. SICKLE, Nellie Van, 92, died June 28, 2012. VEREEN, Elder Lewis D., Sr., died June 30, 2012. WATERS, Nazaree, died June 27, 2012.WESTBERRY, Durward Carlton, 87, died July 2, 2012. WHITE, Mattie, died June 30, 2012. WHITE, Shauna R., 42, died June 1, 2012. WILLIAMS, Johnnie Mae, died June 30, 2012. WILSON, Mae Frances, died July 1, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS GRAHAM, Thelma Barnes, 79, died June 28, 2012. STEVENS Willie Peyton Bullet, died June 29, 2012. WHORTON, Carol C., 78, died June 28, 2012. WILLIAMS, MarilynDenise, died June 29,2012. 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 JU 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... NEW LIFE COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH cordially invites you to a service of Installation for Lamont Hogans, Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. The church is located at 11100 Wingate Rd., (behind Lydia Estates Housing Community). Please join us as we celebrate the installation of our new Pastor! 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. THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville LOC of the Millions More Movement Inc., a local non-profit organization, is appealing for the donation of a truck or van, new or used. This vehicle will be used for clothes pickup and restricted to only organizational business. The vehicle will be most useful in helping us to do what we do best, "Serve The People". Help Jacksonville LOC., for the Millions More Movement Inc., as we work to end the violence through a good, quality education, and not more incarceration". Visit our website:www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc Call 904-240-9133 or 904-354-1775 if you want to make a financial donation or learn more about our organization. Most Seniors Prefer To Age In Place(SPM Wire) Senior citizens are increasingly eschewing assisted living, senior communities and nursing homes in favor of living at home as they age. Approximately 90 percent want to remain in their own homes as long as possible, according to the AARP. However, while staying home allows for comfort and independence, the prospect of facing emergencies alone can be scary. Seniors should consider personal emergency alert systems such as Life Alert. Such devices are worn as necklaces or wristbands, and seniors can contact emergency services by simply pressing a button. To get Life Alert, call 1-800428-8927. Having an easy way to get help can help seniors feel more confident aging in place. DID YOU KNOW? Dont Forget About Me This Summer savethemanatee.org Fun Fact: Did you know manatees are related to elephants?

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JULY 7, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 Otu0"Dgvv{"Continued from A-1 Mention the name Betty Asque Davis and it evokes the memory of a woman who was tireless in her service to the Jacksonville community. She was a committed board member of the citys foremost non-profit organizations and commissions, such as Community Connections (formerly the YWCA), American Red Cross, Volunteer Jacksonville, the Mayors Commission on the Status of Women, Jacksonville Womens Network (past president), and Theatreworks (board president). She will certainly be remembered for her good works as coordinator of the Blueprint for Leadership program, a board leadership training series, sponsored by Volunteer Jacksonville (now Hands on JAX). This nationally recognized program was founded by United Way of Northeast Florida and the DuPont Fund. Betty not only revamped the program, but was a catalyst in creating a financial sustainability plan for the program supported by local corporations and businesses. Betty was a go-getter, with a list of firsts to her credit. She was a Charter Member of the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated which was established to enhance the cultural enrichment of children of African American families. She would later serve in leadership roles as the chapters financial secretary, vice president, and president. She was a co-organizer of the Jacksonville MOLES and served as chapter president, chaplain, and bylaws committee chair. She was the current National Financial Secretary of the national organization. This dynamic powerhouse was devoted to the community activities of her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter and the Girl Scouts, which she credited as instrumental in teaching her focus and commitment throughout her life. As a member of the Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Incorporated, she served as vice president, publicity chair, and cochair of the chapters annual Western Gala fundraising event. A faithful communicant of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra, Betty participated in both the Lector and Music Ministries. She was recognized as an Outstanding Catholic Woman by the Catholic Womens Club and received the Trailblazer Award from Clear Channel Communications. Betty found joy in a new career as a Realtor at Watson Realty Corp. She excelled as a member of the Presidents Circle and a Top Sales Leader of the month in the Jacksonville Region. She earned the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations. For forty-six years, Betty Asque Davis had a dream which came true when she became the columnist of Socially Speaking, a weekly feature in The Florida Star newspaper. For nine years, she attended and reported on numerous cultural and social events of positive significance to the African-American community, ending with her familiar signature, See you in the paper. Betty is survived by her husband of 53 years, James Carl Davis, Sr., three adult children daughter Michelle Davis Singleton, sons James Jimmie Davis, and Lorn Davis, their spouses, seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and her mother, nonagenarian, Inez Christopher Asque. A wake is scheduled on Friday, July 6 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the main chapel of Marion Graham Mortuary Eastside Chapel, 900 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. A series of ceremonies conducted by the organizations of which Betty was a member are planned as follows: 5:00 p.m. Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America; 6:00 p.m. Jacksonville MOLES; 7:00 p.m. Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Incorporated; and 8:00 p.m. Ivy Beyond the Wall, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 545 A1A North, PonteVedra Beach, Florida 32082. The family asks that donations be made to Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Jacksonville, Florida, in lieu of flowers. 2012 People with Medicare receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 14 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2013 People with Medicare receive a 52.5 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 21 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2014 People with Medicare receive a 52.5 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 28 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. Insurance exchanges begin offering health coverage with comprehensive benefits. Premium subsidies are available for people with limited incomes who buy health insurance through an exchange. Children, parents and childless adults who do not have Medicare and who have a limited income are able to apply for Medicaid. Insurance companies are banned from putting annual limits on health coverage. Insurance companies can't deny anyone health coverage because of a pre-existing condition. Spouses of people on Medicaid who receive care services at home get the same protections for income and other resources as spouses of those on Medicaid who live in nursing homes. 2015 People with Medicare receive a 55 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 35 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2016 People with Medicare receive a 55 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 42 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2017 People with Medicare receive a 60 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 49 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2018 People with Medicare receive a 65 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 56 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2019 People with Medicare receive a 70 percent discount on brand-name prescription drugs and a 63 percent discount on generic prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole. 2020 The Medicare Part D doughnut hole is closed. 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L LIFE IFES STYLE TYLE Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Theres Always Something Happening On The First Coast Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastPAGE A-4 THE STAR JULY 7, 2012(Unless otherwise specified) A Dream FulfilledA tribute to Betty Asque Davis As a Journalism student at New Stanton Senior High School, Betty Jean Asque dreamed of being a newspaper woman. As a black child in the south, there were few opportunities for a full time career and she was not encouraged to pursue this dream. After all, girls were encouraged to be teachers, nurses and maybe social workers. Betty chose teaching, then social work. It took forty-six years for the opportunity to come her way and when it did, she jumped at the chance. Betty stated: I am filled with gratitude to Florida Star Owner and Editor, Clara McLaughlin for giving me the awesome opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream. She was especially grateful to all of the readers who supported the column with their events. As Betty would always say, See you in the paper! Betty may no longer see you in the paper but the lady known as "Miss Society of Jacksonville" would certainly want you to continue your social events in the column now called, The Talk of Town!. Betty and Carl on their wedding day Betty looking beautiful in her wedding dress The Henderson with Ms Cheryl Plummer and Betty Asque Davis One of the last columns Betty contributed to the Florida Star Four Generations with photos of ancestors of three generations (Brill, Stewart, Christopher, Asque, Davis, Singleton, and Singleton). Jacksonville Links VP Betty Asque Davis, Southern Area Director, the Links, Incorporated Mary Currie, National President Links, Incorporated Margot James Copeland, and Jacksonville Links President Betty Cody at Tallahassee Links 60th Anniversary. Friends since they were ten and eight years of age respectively Mesdames Betty Asque Davis and Dr. Serena Joyner Hunter were eager to see one another since the 50th Class Reunion. Betty Asque Davis with Savannah MOLES at their Annual Holiday Luncheon. Women of Distinction Honoree Betty Asque Davis with her Girl Scout Leaders Mrs. Ruth Ray and Mrs. Eugenia Brown and her Mother Mrs. Inez Christopher Asque. Betty and Carl Davis at Jacksonville Links Western Gala 2011. Betty and Scales Betty and Carl with Frances and Volume, who took over the social column when Betty retired last year.

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Around The Area Around The Area JULY 7, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-5 Slick Rick @ Skyline Sports By Sandy Neal Freelance Photojournalist Skyline Sports Bar and Lounge was the venue for throwback artist Slick Rick hosted by Nappy Head Entertainment. Slick Rick, Rick the Ruler or Uncle Ricky born Ricky Walters is a British born American Rapper, but whatever it is that you call him it is unmistakable that he is the artist known for such hits as Childrens Story, La Di Da Di, and Hey Young World which he performed each of them and more. It was amazing how old these songs are, but because they are classics, the crowd knew each word to these songs. The Sports bar, filled with the thirty and up crowd and though Slick Rick is getting older he rocked the show as if it was the 1980s all over again. He began his career in the early 1980s and was known for his story telling abilities in the hip hop genre, he grew up in London and later moved to the Bronx. He was formerly a member of the Kangol Crew, but gained success when he joined with Doug E. Freshs, Get Fresh Crew. As you can see from the photos he came with a large amount of jewelry, he was dripping in diamonds wearing his signature eye patch over his right eye (which came from an injury as a baby). Snoop Dog, Eminem, T.L.C and The Notorious B.I.G just to name a few have sampled Slick Ricks music. I am sure in the future many other young artist will sample his classics too, The Florida/Georgia Star wishes him well in his endeavors and would like to thank Nappy Head Entertainment for being great host for this event. Story and Photos courtesy of coj.net Mayor Alvin Brown went on the road with the citys Mosquito Control Division to get a first-hand look at efforts to spray ditches, swamps and other breeding sites. Mayor Brown helps control the mosquito population in Garden City on the Northside Stormy weather from Tropical Depression Debby last week, combined with triple-digit heat this week, create optimal conditions for mosquitos. City workers applied larvicide to potential breeding areas on the Northside at Garden City on Tuesday. Residents are asked to drain standing water around their homes and use mosquito repellent if they are going to be outdoors to celebrate the July 4 holiday. To deter pests while outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using a repellent that contains one of the following ingredients: DEET, Picardin (KBR3023), or oil of lemon eucalyptus. On the road with the Mosquito Control Division

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR JULY 7, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT The 2012 BET Awards was another cable TV ratings bonanza as it is every year! This year the red carpet had bleacher seating for the mostly teen fans to see their favorite stars up close and even shaking their hands and getting autographs. The screaming from those fans kept the energy and excitement high as the stars paraded down doing their side press interviews. The live pre-show was hype as usual hosted by BETs own Terrence J and Rocsi. As with every year, the acts had to perform in straight up blazing hot sun. The temps on that stage and the red carpet were in the high 80s leaving the stars, press and fans to sweat and melt. When everybody settled down inside the Shrine Auditorium they witness a great show but it was hindered by numerous bleeps and vulgarities that the censors missed or only half clipped during the entire show. It is actually a shame that some acts (not all) in the hip hop/rap genre blatantly display ignorance and the lack of respect of the medium of television with cussing and vulgar jesters. A large segment of Rick Ross and Nikki Minajs performances were muted out due to foul language. Gospel superstar Yolanda Adams, who performed and won The Best Gospel Artist Award, urged her secular music peers to act mature and use their fame wisely. In her acceptance speech Adams said We need all of yall. Im saying the world needs everyone in this room. Please make sure that you use your gift responsibly, because were watching. Our babies are watching and they want to be like us. The emotional highlight of the night came via the Whitney Houston tribute. Mariah Carey opened the segment with memories of her friendship with Houston. She was followed by a stirring number by Monica. Brandy rendered two of Houstons up-tempo hits and Chaka Khan blazed the stage with Im Every Woman, which Houston remade. Houstons brother Gary came out to sing a tune them mom Cissy Houston took the stage and had church. She brought the house down with a highly emotional charged gospel rendition of Bridge Over Trouble Water. Many in the crowd were brought to tears not only in the auditorium but in the back press room as well. All eyes were glued to those monitors. Other tributes included Chante Moore singing a medley of the late Donna Summers hits; Valerie Simpson singing the hits she collaborated with her late husband Nick Ashford and a tribute to TV music show pioneers Don Cornelius (Soul Train), Dick Clark (American Bandstand) and radio mogul Hal Jackson (Co-creator of the Inner City Radio Broadcast group). The show was hosted by actor Sam Jackson who did skits with fellow Moorehouse College alumni Spike Lee and comic Kevin Hart who hosted last years show. Kanye West with girlfriend Kim Kardashian in tow led the pack with seven nominations followed by Beyonce with six. Beyonce did win Best video Director with Alan Ferguson and Best Female R&B Artist. West and his friend Jay-Z beat out Beyonce for Video of The Year. As West was giving his acceptance speech, Jay-Z interrupted him and said: Excuse me Kanye, Im gonna let you continue, but ..., and the audience broke out with laughter, recalling Wests infamous interruption of Taylor Swifts MTV Video Music Awards speech a few years back. Chris Brown was also a double winner; Kevin Hart won Best Actor, Big Sean was named best new artist while Wale and Miguels smooth hit Lotus Flower Bomb won Best Collaboration. The shows presenters were Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx, who wore a T-shirt that had a picture of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed in Florida. Frankie Beverly featuring Maze were honored with the lifetime achievement award, and they were serenaded with performances by Tyrese, Faith Evans and Joe. DAngelo did, his first televised performance in years fostering his comeback. In an interesting note, Chris Brown performed in his first televised appearance since the New York City nightclub brawl between his entourage and Drakes. Browns Girlfriend, his bodyguard and NBA star Tony Parker were among those injured in the June 14 encounter, where bottles were thrown. Despite being nominated, Drake was a no-show for the awards. For complete list of winners go to www.bet.com. The 2012 BET Awards Rocks Again!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photos Courtesy BET Frankie Beverly And Jamie Foxx Nicki Minaj Terrence J And Rocsi DAngelo Performance Solange, Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank Yolanda Adams Cissy Houston Kanye and Jay Z

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JULY 7, 2012 THESTAR U.S. Embassy and USNORTHCOM Celebrate 4th of July Aboard the USS ANZIO in Beautiful Nassau HarbourPAGEA-7 HAITI: Prime Minister Michel Martelly recently hosted a delegation of Boy Scouts at the Presidential Palace in Haiti. According to Article 12 of the Charter of the Scouts of Haiti, the Head of State is, in fact, Honorary President of the institution. President Martelly was presented with the Scout scarf, officializing him in his U.S. and Bahamian officials participate in the official cake cutting ceremony on board the USS ANZIO. (Photo Derek Smith, BIS). By United States Embassy BAHAMAS: On Tuesday, July 3 the United States Embassy commemorated the 236th Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America by hosting a celebration in Nassau, The Bahamas aboard the U.S. Naval Ship USS ANZIO docked at Prince George Wharf. The event was held in partnership with the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and included more than 200 of The Bahamas' top leaders, representing the government, the business community, civil society, media, and the arts. Charg dAffaires of the U.S. Embassy John Dinkelman, Major General Francis G. Mahon, His Excellency Sir Arthur A. Foulkes, Governor General of The Bahamas, and Lieutenant Commander Samuel G. Wartell provided official remarks at the event. In his remarks, the Charg spoke of the longstanding friendship and shared democratic values between the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the United States of America. He also expressed his gratitude to the selfless men and women in uniform for their commitment to the defense of liberty and freedom and honored the United States Founding Fathers for forging a nation thats more just, more equal and more free. The Fourth of July would simply be a mark on a calendar, and the Declaration of Independence a mere piece of parchment were it not for the vision of our Founding Fathers, Charg Dinkelman said. They had a vision and belief that freedom is a God given right, and fought to preserve it for all generations. The official ceremony included a toast to the continued prosperity of both nations and the Retiring of the Colors, which takes place each day at sunset around the world on those Navy ships fortunate enough to find themselves in port. The ceremony concluded with a presentation of intertwined U.S. and Bahamian flags to the Governor General of The Bahamas on behalf of the USS ANZIO, the U.S. Embassy and the American people as an illustration of the two nations enduring friendship. A grand fireworks display over Nassau Harbour capped off the spectacular evening. Americans around the world celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July to mark the day the Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. From July 8, 1776, until the next month, the document was read publicly and people celebrated whenever they heard it. Bells rang and ships fired guns, candles and firecrackers were lighted to celebrate the United States sovereignty; elements of U.S. Independence Day celebration traditions that continue to this day. Captain John Dorey, USS ANZIO; Major General Francis G. Mahon, USNORTHCOM; Lady Foulkes and Governor General of The Bahamas Sir Arthur Foulkes; U.S. Charg dAffaires John Dinkelman and Mrs. Dinkelman; Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis and Mrs. Davis. Former Boy Scout, President Michel Martelly Welcomes Haitian Scouts To Presidential Palace in his new honorary duties. Two young scouts, Joewens Balde and Ketsie Sanon, presented a plaque of honor to the Head of State on behalf of the Scouts of Haiti. The President, who was a scout in his youth, said he was aware of the importance of values promoted by scouting such as citizenship, solidarity, respect for others among others, and promises to provide all possible support to the Scouts.

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR JULY 7, 2012 Its Publix, and the savings are easy.Every week we publish our hundreds of sales items in the newspaper insert and also online, so you can take advantage of all our special offers. Our easytospot shelf signs point out the deals and your register receipt will tally up your savings for you. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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JULY 7, 2012 THESTAR THANKYOU, JACKSONVILLE: MAYORALVINBROWN REFLECTSONPASTYEARINOFFICEPAGEB-1 Guest editorial by Mayor Alvin Brown Thank you, Jacksonville, for this opportunity to lead. In the past year, we have seen a lot of progress. Weve grown jobs. Weve strengthened our education system. Weve built a higher standard of living and the best is still to come. I took office July 1, 2011 with my eye set on building a more effective and efficient city government, revitalizing the Jacksonville economy, supporting public education, strengthening City Halls connection with the military and veterans community and enhancing our quality of life with sustainable recreation programs and safer neighborhoods. Heres where we are: City Hall is now a leaner, more effective operation as my reform plan has netted $1.3 million and counting in savings. The citys biweekly payroll is down by $1 million compared to this time last year after we reduced the size of government by more than 200 employees, adjusted staffing levels to curb overtime and concluded long-standing negotiations with the Fraternal Order of Police expected to save taxpayers $20 million over the next three years. Unemployment has fallen by nearly three percentage points as weve seen good-paying jobs come on line at companies like Saft, Medtronic, Web.com, GE Capital, The Bruss Co., National Healing Corp. and Kaman Aerospace. Weve seen well over $7 million in commitments from the private sector (specifically the Jacksonville Jaguars, Florida Blue, Wells Fargo, CSX, Terrell Hogan and Farah & Farah) to support vital programs in education, veterans services, parks and Downtown revitalization to push our city forward. We have more than 600 highly qualified volunteers entering our school-based mentoring ranks at no cost to taxpayers because of the partnerships forged in Mayors Mentors. More than 200 Jacksonville high school students will be living for a week on local college campuses this summer as part of Learn2Earn, a college immersion program with a goal of helping students who qualify for free or reduced lunch to be the first in their families to achieve a college degree. Weve received a $218,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to train homeless veterans to get back in the workforce and become self-sufficient. Weve also received the Pro Patria award from the Florida chapter of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for our Jobs for Veterans program, which is a public-private partnership with more than 80 businesses focused on helping veterans succeed in the civilian workforce. We have more than 20 additional launch sites for kayaks and small watercraft. Our JaxParks trail system has grown by 3.5 miles and weve improved access to 45 miles of already-existent trails. This work affects us all. It helps us to be a stronger city. And it wouldnt be possible if it werent for so many generous people coming together in support of a stronger, more sustainable Jacksonville. I want to be clear that, while Im proud of each of these individual accomplishments, there is plenty of hard work ahead to make our city more competitive and vibrant. We need to continue working together to grow jobs, build a better education and increase our quality of life. In the coming year, expect more major jobs announcements, new partnerships to build our community and an expansion of family-friendly programming in our Jacksonville public parks. We have major challenges ahead as well. Thats why I will be focusing on pension reform and budget controls for the remainder of my administration. My pension reform plan will be complete by the end of the calendar year. I am getting ready to present City Council with my second budget, continuing a pledge to not increase taxes or fees or dip into city reserve funding. Were going to keep working hard, every day, to get the best deal for taxpayers. Were going to keep working hard, every day, for jobs and opportunity. Were going to keep working hard, every day, for a leader, more effective and efficient government that will continue to put Jacksonville first with a focus on the future.

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Whether youre a casual rider or a serious cyclist, there are some important steps to take before you hit the trails and streets this summer. If its been awhile since you last used your bike, you may want to do a quick tune-up to ensure its in great shape for riding. Check for loose parts, inflate your tires, and lube the chain. Ensure your quick release levers on your wheels are closed and that your brakes work. Dont leave the house without testing your rear and front lights. You dont want to be caught after dark without working lights. Now your bike is ready for an outing! Dont forget to wear a helmet, apply plenty of sunscreen, and keep yourself hydrated. Get Ready For Summer CyclingPAGE B 2 THE STAR JULY 7, 2012 *****/Community Activities 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. FIRESTOCK 2012 thisSaturday, July 07, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.353.1188for additional information Daniel Levi Goans, NEW STRANGERS, TBA on Sunday, July 08, 2012, at the Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.4686 for any information. Vacation Bible School: THE CREATION QUEST, this Monday, July 09, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, 124 W. Ashley Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.356.6077 for additional information. Downtown Operations Meeting. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.2665 for more information. Amateur Night Auditions, RITZ THEATRE AND LAVILLA MUSEUM, on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. ADAMEC BIKE NIGHT this Thursday, July 12, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.353.1188. Movies @ Main 2012: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTThursday, July 12, 2012, at the JACKSONVILLE MAIN LIBRARY, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.2665 for additional informatin. FRESH MUSIC FESTIVAL, at the Veterans Memorial Arena, on Friday, July 13, 2012, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL Any additional information call 904.630.3900. JACKSONVILLE LANDING MARKET, thisFriday, July 13, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS MONTGOMERY BISCUITS on Friday, July 13, 2012, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For ore information contact 904.358.2846. By: Mark Underwood When the news reports an unexpected snow storm headed your way, how do you react? When you go to the dentist and learn youll need a series of dental treatments that will be interrupt your work schedule and have a high price tag, how much do you fret over it? And when your adult daughter, who is going through difficult times, wants to move back home for a while, does it keep you from sleeping soundly? These types of circumstances can happen in a persons life at any time. But have you ever noticed how some people take the news of the unexpected with graciousness and ease while others panic and try to solve problems that they cant fully control? Lets face it. You cant control the weather, turn back the clock or make your childrens problems go away. But you can react to lifes hits and misses in a healthy way. Everyone has stressful events in their lives. Sometimes they occur in clusters and it seems like theres never going to be a sunny, ordinary day ahead. Then other times a big piece of bad news comes along and you cant sleep or get it off your mind. `When you feel like youll never get all the things done in a day that you should, or you cant balance your checkbook because you forgot to enter a couple of checks or youre running late to an important meeting, you will likely feel excessive stress from your internal alarm system. Think of your alarm system this way. Your hypothalamus, a tiny area at the base of the brain, starts the alarm process through nerve and hormonal signals that prompt a surge of hormones to be released.These hormones include adrenaline and cortisol, the main stress hormone. Cortisol is a complex natural alarm system that talks to the brain and controls mood, motivation and fear. When your stress alarm system is activated longtermand you havent found long lasting ways to relax and enjoy peace of mind, you are at risk. Did you know that an inordinate amount of stress can disrupt all of your bodys processes? Long-term activation of the stress-response system and overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones can put you at increased risk for numerous health problems. Admittedly, some people cope with lifes stressful situations better than others. But you can learn healthy ways to cope with what life throws your way. If you think too much stress is just about feeling agitated, think again. The typical demands of day-to-day living can be stressful for anyone. The driver in front of you weaves from lane to lane, the check-out lines at the grocery store are long, but how you react to these challenges can make a difference in your health. Make a commitment today to find new health strategies to use when life is difficult. If you dont, youre at risk for health problem like these: Heart disease Depression Memory problems Obesity Sleep problems Digestive problems Skin conditions like eczema So what can you do to improve your ability to deal with stress? Start by identifying what stresses you out the most. Is it the unexpected or changes in your schedule that will mean you have to learn new skills or lose time doing things you like to do? Here are some ways you can put yourself in the drivers seat and take better care of yourself physically and emotionally in the face of stressful situations: Eat a healthy diet Get regular exercise Get plenty of sleep Make sure you have healthy feel-good friendships Keep your sense of humor even during trying times Practice relaxation techniques If you can learn to manage stress, youll enjoy peace of mind and possibly a longer, healthier life. ABOUT MARK UNDERWOOD Mark Underwood is a neuroscience researcher, president and co-founder of Quincy Bioscience, a biotech company located in Madison, Wisconsin focused on the discovery and development of medicines to treat age related memory loss and the diseases of aging. Mark has been taped as an expert in the field of neuroscience for The Wall Street Journal Morning Radio, CBS and CNN Radio among others. Mark is also a contributor to the Brain Health Guide which highlights the research at Quincy Bioscience and offers practical tips to help keep health brain function in aging. More articles and tips for healthy aging can be found at: www.TheGoodNewsAboutAging.com. Stressed Out? Learn to react in a healthy way! Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Tips For Women To Prevent Common Health Problems (StatePoint) You may not realize it, but your lifestyle could be putting you at risk for common health problems that afflict women. Theres no better time than now to brush up on some facts that can help you stay healthy. Breast Cancer The causes of breast cancer are complicated, but some significant risk factors are preventable. Obesity is one such risk, and even moderate weight loss helps protect you. Cutting down on alcohol will also improve your chances of staying breast cancer-free. Its impossible to eliminate your risk entirely, but early detection will improve your prognosis. Conduct regular self-breast examinations and let your doctor know if you detect anything unusual. Follow the National Cancer Institute guidelines and get a mammogram annually when you turn 40. Toxic Shock Syndrome You may regard Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) as rare, but one in 700 women will experience tampon-related TSS, according to You ARE Loved, a non-profit working to educate girls and women about the disease. TSS is a bacterial infection characterized by sudden high fever, diarrhea, rash, muscle aches and headache. You can significantly reduce your risk of this life-threatening disease with a trip to the drug store. Historically, tampon use has been linked to half of all TSS cases, so simply switching to a safer product is a terrific safeguard against this disease, says Dr. Christine Ko, an expert in womens health. You likely are familiar with pads, but there are alternatives you may find more convenient. For example, Softcup is a flexible cup worn internally around your cervix. It's hypo-allergenic, latex-free and has never been linked to TSS. Theres an added benefit too: products like Softcup can be worn for up to 12 hours and dont leave behind the residual fibers and traces of bleach, dioxins and other residues that tampons can. It wont change your body's natural pH or bacteria levels, reducing your risk for infections. More information on reducing TSS risk can be found at www.softcup.com. Heart Disease Many people think heart disease is an exclusively male risk. But women also need to protect their hearts. While severe chest pain is a symptom often associated with heart disease in men, women need to watch for different signs. Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience neck and shoulder pain, dizziness, fatigue and sweating. Youre never too young to take steps to prevent heart disease, particularly if it runs in your family. You can keep your heart healthier by reducing saturated fat, cholesterol and salt in your diet, and getting regular exercise. While depression and smoking can adversely affect anyones heart, The Mayo Clinic reports these risk factors are greater in women. So cut out cigarettes and take steps to treat mental stress right away. Most importantly, learn your risk for common health problems, so you can take steps to improve your chances of staying healthy. ****

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JULY 7, 2012 THESTAR Passion, Poetry, Prose and Praise: Ragan Flowers Brings Her Authenticity To Brunswick Through Worship Arts major media house has asked her about her craft. After revealing that she also dabbles in acting and singing, Flowers admits that she first discovered her craft at age 14. I realized I had a gift when I was around 14 years of age, recalls Flowers. I wrote a few poems and at the time I was attending Jordan Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. William Smith. I was asked to perform one of the pieces I wrote for the church and the feeling that I got after I finished my performance was amazing. I was so excited that I could touch peoples hearts with my words. It was then I realized I had a gift. At 19, Flowers found herself pregnant and raising two kids by the time she was 21. Instead of being side tracked, Flowers used what was a difficult point in her life to continue writing and expressing herself through words. In the process, her children became a new source of inspiration. My 11 year old son is Ajani, he is prince of his own rights, Flowers says of her son. He was born with a heart condition and a right leg deformity. He has been one of, if not the major motivation behind my drive. His determination, independence, and charisma remind me every day that I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me. My 10 year old daughter is Inaja, and she is the ultimate princess, she says of her daughter. I call her my shadow! She wants to do everything that mommy does and that is a constant reminder for me to keep myself in line because every move I make she is right there behind me mimicking me. I want to make sure I leave a legacy that my children are not only proud of, but a part of. While I wasnt a young teen mother, I was a teen nonetheless and it was a challenge, Flowers confesses. I would encourage any teen parent mother or father to keep striving for the same things they wanted before they became a teen parent. The adjustment will be difficult, there will be times of struggle with both your dreams and parenting, but dont quit. You only become trapped in one spot when you stop moving forward. Just because you are taking baby steps does not mean you arent moving. And push foward she did. In October 2007, Flowers officially founded Authentic PraiZe Ministries, an organization driven by the love of Christ, to share the love of Christ through poetic expression and prose. I use my gift to uplift in any way that I can, she said. I recently shared the stage with Ms. Elite (Angela Smith) of Elite Entertainment, in order to bring light to teen pregnancy, premarital sex, and the stress and struggle of it all. Im an active member of Greater Works Than These Ministries and I credit much of my discipline and strength to the principles of God, taught to me by my spiritual father, Pastor Mark Baker. My calling is to be a disciple for the Lord in any way he wants to use me, added Flowers. That is everyones calling in ministry according to The Great Commission given to us by Jesus Christ. To go into the world and live a life for Christ that makes everyone else desire to live for him as well. I wont box myself into one category and say that this is what God has called me to do, and I will do this for the rest of my life. God says that eyes have not seen, neither ears heard what he has planned for and prepared for his children. Wherever he wants me to go, whatever he wants me to do, whatever he desires of my gifts and talents I will do for His glory. As a wordsmith, Flowers says she stands on several scriptures as the foundation of her life: A few of my favorites are Proverbs 18:20-21 (MSG) Words kill, words give life; theyre either poison or fruityou choose; Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that receive them and you will have them; and, my very favorite scripture as a poet is Psalm 45:1 (NKJV) My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. So whats in the future for the woman known as Mz. Authenticity? Shes prepared a CD and is excited about up and coming events. I have my first recorded collection of spoken word entitled A Nu Knowledge which is basically a poetic expression of my journey and walk with Christ, she beamed proudly. I learned so much doing this project about my gift and about relationship with God that will spill over into my next project. I am also in the process of finishing my first published book of poetry entitled The Intimate Hour. It will be a collection of poems or encouraging notes that God gave me in the midst of a worship experience, or as a result of a long conversation that he and I have. Things of that nature. Flowers is also planning to host and produce Poetic PraiZe II: A Greater Praise, which is a concert of sorts bringing together other worship and inspirational artists of spoken word, song and more. I am excited about this time in my life right now and what God is doing in the lives of his people, Flowers smiled reflecting on her life. I am in total awe of all that he continues to do for me and I am super excited to be walking out this vision. For more information visit www.authenticpraize.org By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star Single mom by day, prayer warrior by night, Washington D.C native Ragan Flowers is on a mission to showcase her passion for her Christ. Having made Brunswick, Georgia her adoptive home, she is becoming a major player in the art community when it comes to raw, emotional driven and truthful spoken word. Additionally, as the founder of Authentic PraiZe Ministries, she is certainly stirring up her gifts for the glory and honor of God in the form of spoken word. She graciously allowed The Star to interview her, the first time she says a www.thefloridastar.com www.thegeorgiastar.com

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JULY 7, 2012 THESTAR THEYPREACH FAMILYFIRST: Jaguars Allow Aaron Ross To Attend Olympics To Cheer On Track Star Wife Sanya RichardsPAGEB-4 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The Jacksonville Jaguars will allow cornerback Aaron Ross to miss a part of training camp so that he can show his support to wife, Sanya Richards-Ross. Track star Mrs. Ross qualified for the 400 meter event last Sunday, securing her a spot on Team USA at this years Olympics, set for London next month. SHARKS FALL TO VOODOO IN DIVISIONAL CLASH, 65-55 The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks kept the game close into the fourth quarter but ultimately never regained the lead in the second half, falling 65-55 at New Orleans Arena on Saturday night. With the loss, Jacksonville drops into second place in the American Conferences South Division. New Orleans led 34-33 at halftime, giving the Sharks the opportunity to score on their first possession and reclaim the lead. However, Jacksonvilles offense stalled, as the team turned the ball over on downs, setting up a short field that the VooDoo converted into a touchdown that extended their lead. From then on, New Orleans continually answered every one of Jacksonvilles scores with one of their own in order to remain in front. In the final minute, VooDoo quarterback Kurt Rocco plunged in from inside the one yard line to extend a 58-55 New Orleans lead into a ten-point edge. On the ensuing possession, Bernard Morris was intercepted by Jeremey Kellem in the end zone with seven seconds left. Kellems second pick of the game sealed the contest in favor of New Orleans. The first half of the game was a back-and-forth affair, as the two teams traded leads on several occasions. Early in the second quarter, Micheaux Robinson stepped in front of a Rocco pass and returned it for a touchdown that gave the Sharks a 19-14 lead. Just before halftime, New Orleans Jamaal Fudge handled an attempted onside kick and ran it back for a short touchdown of his own. The Sharks answered that with a score of their own to give the game its 34-33 halftime score. Morris finished 24-of-28 for 250 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. The dual-threat quarterback was also the games leading rusher, as he carried the ball eight times for 23 yards and two touchdowns. Fullback Rendrick Taylor added a rushing touchdown of his own. Ross was promised the time off in April, if his wife qualified. Thats really huge,he stated. It speaks volumes about what theyre trying to preach here. They preach family first, and theyre not just preaching it. Theyre actually showing it firsthand. It was important to me and they made it happen. Mrs. Ross will be heading to her third consecutive Olympics. She is favored to win her events. Pensacola Blue Wahoos Defeat Jacksonville Suns, 7-5 Pensacola shortstop Didi Gregorius hit a home run and drove in four to lead the Blue Wahoos past the Jacksonville Suns Tuesday night in front of 11,392 fans at the Baseball Grounds. Pensacola jumped out to a lead in the first inning against Suns starter Bryan Evans when Gregorius hit a two-run home run deep to right field. It was his first home run of the season. The Suns answered in the home half of the first inning scoring three runs on four hits. Jacksonville finished with seven hits in the game. Kyle Skipworth drove in two runs with a single and Shawn Bowman knocked in another to give the Suns a 3-2 lead. Both teams scored twice in the fourth. Beau Mills hit his fourth home run of the season and David Vidal drove in another to put Pensacola up 43. Shawn Bowman smashed his seventh home run, and Jeff Dominguez drove in a run to put the Suns back in front 5-4. The Blue Wahoos took the lead for good in the sixth inning, sending eight men to the plate and scoring three runs to take the lead back at 7-5. Suns pitcher Mike Ojala (0-1) suffered the loss. Blue Wahoos reliever Mark Serrano (5-1) pitched and inning to earn the win. Curtis Partch picked up his fifth save of the season. The Suns open a three game set in Tennessee against the Smokies on Wednesday night with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m. At receiver, Jeron Harvey led the way with 9 receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns, while Jamarko Simmons also had nine catches for 77 yards and a score. Terrance Smith chipped in with 53 yards and a touchdown on six catches and led all players with 121 kickoff return yards. For the VooDoo, Rocco completed 18 of his 33 passes for 262 yards, seven touchdowns and Robinsons interception. Quorey Payne led all players with three receiving touchdown, while Josh Bush racked up 104 yards and two touchdowns on just five catches. New Orleans receivers L.J. Castile and Courtney Smith each found the end zone once as well. With Saturdays result, New Orleans takes over the division lead and the No. 2 seed in the American Conference. Jacksonville drops into a temporary tie with the Georgia Force for second place in the division, pending the result of the Forces game against the Orlando Predators on Sunday afternoon. Should the Force lose, the Sharks would hold the No. 3 seed in the conference, while a Georgia victory would drop the Sharks into the No. 4 position. The Sharks return home next Friday night to host the East Divisions Milwaukee Mustangs. Next Fridays game will be aired nationally on NFL Network as part of the Net10 Arena Football Friday series and is set to kick off at 8:00 p.m. Serena Williams Named BET Awards Athlete Of The Year With 27 Grand Slam wins and two gold medals under her belt, it's safe to say that few have matched the success of Serena Williams in tennis. With the upcoming 2012 Olympics on the horizon, all eyes are on her to bring back another gold medal to the US. She won the BET Subway Sportswoman of the Year Award beating out sister Venus, Skylar Diggins, Candace Parker and Brittney Griner.

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The Other Side of JacksonvilleTHERE ARE PROBLEMS IN OUR STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE Yes, we are back and for good reason. Do you remember an organization known as the Jacksonville Leadership Coalition? If you do not, it was one of the more progressive organizations in Jacksonville. They started in 2004 because of the Presidential election coup of 2000. They accomplished early voting rights in Duval County, challenged the police shootings and killings of citizens in Duval County, challenged the public corruption of the City, forced the Urban League to move the children out of Forest Elementary School and periodically continue to challenge injustices in Jacksonville. Well, we are back! Our first concern is the State Attorneys Office, the possible corruption, and most definitely the injustices that are taking place in administering justice fairly. The cases that we have so far discovered reveals that consistency has not taken place when it comes to stand your ground law in our State Attorneys Office. Additionally, she sends threats out against those who do not agree with her decisions to include challenging a Judge on the bench. The handling of Christopher Hernandez, Marissa Alexander, and Gordon Agenor cases are just a few that we have found among others that indicates fairness cannot be found, justice is not blind and consistency does not exist. The NAACP was right; in their assessment of Angela Coreys administration of justice as, discrimination, and the cases speak for themselves. Not only is the injustices a problem, but the office itself has low morale, questionable investigators supports and staff. When you surround yourself with others of questionable background, society can think what they desire. Trust us, these comments can be verified through news articles and documents. It is time to find another State Attorney that is fair, unbiased, consistent, non-discriminatory, and does not seek a million personyears. Stay tuned as we unravel the truth in the State Attorneys office. The journey begins on July 13, 7:30 AM at Hemming Plaza as we march along side the NAACP, SCLC, DIP, First Coast Coalition, Nation of Islam, Congresswoman Brown, Florida New Majority, Martin Luther King III and hopefully our Mexican, Latino, Cubans, and others who are facing all of these unjustifiable restraints and laws in Duval County. If you cannot attend the march and rally, we solicit your prayers, phone calls to the State Attorneys Office and use of your social media to get the word out. We have had enough of these injustices. PAGE B-6 THESTAR JULY 7, 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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JULY 7, 2012THE STARPR 1 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Mayor Alvin Brown inspired Jacksonville high school students to attend college during the opening ceremony of Learn2Earn at Jacksonville University, which launched June 24. Learn2Earn, a program implemented as a hands-on approach to boost the quality of education, hosted rising sophomores and juniors in an immersion of student life for one week on a residential college campus. The focus was on students who receive free or reduced lunch and would be the first in their family to achieve a college diploma. I want each and every one of you to graduate from high school on time and be on your way to college, said Mayor Brown. The week program lasted from June 24 to June 29. Students took part in classes, lived in dormitories and worked on-campus jobs under the supervision of Teach For America staffers. During the program, Mayor Brown ensured students had a range of topics to learn from: professional development, writing, university orientation, financial aid, public speaking, dinner etiquette, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and a forum where speakers would answer the question Whats the deal with college? In my first year of office, said Mayor Brown, I focused closely on education and it paid off. We now have more mentors, a great program to help college students fill out their FAFSA and City Year coming to troubled Duval schools. But Learn2Earn is right at the top of the list. Mayor Browns education initiatives were created to increase the high school graduation rate and boost the number of college-educated people in Jacksonville. Mayor Brown appointed the citys first education commissioner, Dr. Donnie Horner Jr., through a $1-a-year executive-on-loan agreement with Jacksonville University to help turn the vision behind programs like Learn2Earn into reality. At the end of this intense week, said Dr. Horner, participants typically say: OK, I get it. Now I know what its like to go to college. At the closing ceremony for the program, Mayor Brown gave the students advice about their futures. Its all about you, said Mayor Brown, your future, your dreams, your hopes and your aspirations. You must never surrender your dreams, your hopes and your aspiration. You must never stop dreaming; I dont care how difficult it is. I dont care how tough its going to get. I dont care if you live in a warzone. I dont care what anyone tells youyou must never surrender. You must never give up --you must never quit! You will get there. Mayor Browns Learn2Earn Program Immerses Students in College Experience About 90 Students Walk Away With New College Hopes and Dreams

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(StatePoint) Theres no better way to get to know the people in your community than a neighborhood block party. And nothing spells summer fun more than an outdoor get-together, complete with a potluck style meal, music and games. Theres more to planning a block party than meets the eye. Here are some tips to make sure your shindig is a surefire success: Planning a block party is not a job for one about a month or two in advance, form a small committee of about four or five people and create task assignments to help share the workload. Be sure to check with community officials such as the local police department regarding any necessary permits youll need and to secure a date for the party. Formulate a budget based on itemized expenses, including everything from big things like a moon bounce to little things like balloons and disposable bakeware. Encourage one-time use containers to make cleanup simple and avoid the confusion of returning dishes afterward. For example, Chinet makes freezersafe bakeware designed to cook food evenly in the oven or microwave. Coordinate with neighbors to see who can provide grills, tables, and paper plates. Get a handle on your potluck by suggesting that households from even-numbered addresses bring side dishes and odd-numbered addresses bring desserts. Distribute invitations door-to-door in advance of the party; and dont forget to extend the invitation to neighboring businesses. Some businesses may even be able to provide party supplies. Reduce your environmental impact by setting up recycling and composting bins and opting for compostable tableware. To foster conversation, set up long tables for family-style dining. Invite local family-friendly bands and comedians to perform. The performers will love the exposure, and your crowd will love the entertainment. Plan activities for kids like face painting, sidewalk chalk, and a moon bounce. You might even consider inviting the local fire department to do Stop, drop and roll demonstrations. Think way ahead! Plan a raffle or other fundraiser to raise money for future bashes. Block parties are all about connecting or reconnecting with people who have a lot in common with each other, starting with where they live, said Kate Altenhofen, Marketing Manager at Huhtamaki, the makers of the Chinet brand of premium disposable tableware. For more block party inspiration, including great party-friendly recipes, visit www.mychinet.com/tips. Block parties are an American summer tradition. Be sure your neighborhood gets in on the fun!Burglaries Rise In Summer Months (SPM Wire) Summer is the time for sun-splashed vacations. Its also busy season for burglars, as time away from home or an unlocked door or window could be a cue to strike. According to the FBI, July and August have the highest burglary rates. And burglaries typically are crimes of opportunity. Homes without security systems are about three times more likely to be broken into, the Electronic Security Association reports. A popular choice these days is the ADT Home Security System, which comes with motion detectors and 24-hour alarm monitoring. Call 1-800-4292144 to learn more about ADTs systems and the companys free offers and guarantees. Then enjoy your summer with increased peace of mind.JULY 7, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 Throw The Perfect Block Party This Season Independence Day Crossword Solution

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JULY 7, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 Pastor Clinton & Sonya Bush and the entire City Kidz Cafe Team want to thank all of our loyal customers who have supported us since July 1, 2009. We are celebrating our third year anniversary at 3rd & Main Street in Historic Springfield. It has truly been a blessing to serve Jacksonville finest our customers, friends, and associates. City Kidz will be offering all of Jacksonville a month long full of discounts, specials, contests, special events, new menu items, and a fun-filled atmosphere for the City of Jacksonville residents, our loyal customers, friends, and visitors to our city. I also want to congratulate Mayor Alvin Brown on his 1st year Anniversary as Mayor of Jacksonville. I want to thank State Rep. and special assistant to the mayor Mia Jones for attending our ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday June 30, 2012 at Dunn Ave. Sam's Club. I want to thank Joe Whitaker JEDC for stopping pass our ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday July 1, 2012 Beach Blvd. Sam's Club and saying hello to our food science students. I want to thank Scott Coble, and marketing director Vickie Brown Wells Fargo Bank and their entire volunteer team for helping us all three days meeting customer and introducing "Viva Vanilla" to Jacksonville. July is "National Ice Cream Month" in the U.S.A. and City Kidz is kicking off our month long specials by extending our first special to every resident in the City of Jacksonville. HERE'S THE SCOOP: Purchase a 1/2 gallon of City Kidz "Viva Vanilla" kosher premium ice cream from any Sam's Club stores in Jacksonville bring us your proof of purchase receipt and the ice cream lid to City Kidz Cafe at 3rd & Main and receive a free $5.00 City Kidz gift card toward lunch or dinner at City Kidz. Once you receive your City Kidz gift card from City Kidz Cafe your cost for purchasing City Kidz Viva Vanilla at Sam's would be .89 cent. This offer is good starting on Monday July 2, 2012 and will last through Sunday July 8, 2012 right through the 4th of July holiday. So when you buy your 4th of July barbecue and grilling supplies please pick up a container of Viva Vanilla ice cream and always remember "Open Your Lids To Fund Some Kids" Our goal is to sell out all inventory of City Kidz "Viva Vanilla ice cream at Sam's Club stores during the the July holiday while celebrating City Kidz's 3rd anniversary and "National Ice Cream Month:, however we cannot do it without your support. We need the support of the city, the support of the church, the support of all residents, the support of the business community, and non-profit organizations. I would like to share this information with you 95% of all the ice cream that we consume in the State of Florida is imported into our state by national well known ice cream brands. The many benefits of purchasing City Kidz "Viva Vanilla" kosher premium ice cream is that we can offer a more greener, fresher product because City Kidz Viva Vanilla" kosher premium ice cream is made right here in the State of Florida. Our ingredients are Cream, skim milk, sugar, corn syrup solids, natural stabilizers, and natural flavor. City Kidz ice cream has no preservatives, or artificial flavors or colorings. You will not find high fructose corn syrup in any of our products. Allow us to earn your business and please give us an opportunity to become your home town supermarket favorite ice cream brand. Please forward this email to 10 people you know we need your support "open your lids to fund some kids". Twenty cents of every unit sold goes to the educational fund not just for the students who created the product but for all students in the State of Florida" who would apply for funding including your children as well. CITY KIDZ CELEBRATES THEIR 3RD ANNIVERSARY & NATIONAL ICE CREAM JULY 30, 2012 July 2012 "National Ice Cream Month" City Food Science Students @ Sam's Club City Kidz award winning Viva Vanilla Ice Cream Husband & Wife purchase their first two City Kidz "Viva Vanilla" kosher premium ice cream from Sam's Club on Beach Blvd.

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Man Shot and Killed During Argument Over Cigarettes A man was shot and killed during a dispute over cigarettes. Police say 25-year-old Roderick Ferguson was hanging out with his friends at a park when 30-year-old Glenn Thervil approached them for cigarettes. Thervil was said to be already acquainted with the group and became angry that Ferguson wouldnt give him cigarettes. At one point, Thervil threatened Ferguson with a gun. After the confrontation, Thervil left the park in the company of two acquaintances who warned him for pointing the gun at Ferguson and told him to stay home. But Thervil returned later that day and had a second confrontation with Ferguson. Ferguson then shot Thervil with a shotgun, and Thervil died at the scene as Ferguson and the others ran away. Police later found Thervils body with the .32-caliber handgun still in his waistband and a shotgun wound in his chest. Police were called and responded to scene where they set up a perimeter in the area as they searched for the shooter using the K-9 team and a helicopter. One of the men who had been in the park with Ferguson, hid inside a nearby house but came out at the urging of the SWAT team. The investigation into the shooting and the events that led to it is ongoing. Just after 12:30 a.m. the next day, detectives were able to locate and arrest Ferguson, who will face one count of first-degree murder. Pregnant Victim Bites Finger Off Attacker A man had his finger bitten off as he was attacking his pregnantgirlfriend. At approximately 5:50 p.m. 22-year-old Reginald Gefferie and the pregnant victim got into a verbal argument that turned physical when Gefferie armed himself with a kitchen knife. He pointed the knife at the victim and refused to allow her to leave the bathroom by blocking the doorway with his body. Gefferie then proceeded to push the victim and punch her in the face with a closed hand. The victim fought back in self defense and the fight continued to the bedroom where Gefferie put a small dresser in front of the closed bedroom door not allowing the victim to leave. He then grabbed the victim by the neck with one hand pushing her up against the wall and punching her in the face. The victim bit the Gefferies finger in self defense. She never lost consciousness and sustained a laceration to her forehead, as well as contusions. Gefferie had the tip of his middle finger on his right hand bitten off. Police say the two have been in a relationship for 5 years and have a child together. Gefferie was also have said to be aware that the victim was pregnant. Gefferie was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on pregnant female and false imprisonment. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJULY 7, 2012 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Man Shoots Landlord A man was arrested after shooting his landlord during an argument involving money. 33-year-old WallaceLance Morris Jr. was said to have become involved in an argument with his landlord, Ernest Delfino over money. The argument escalated into a physical fight and Morris pulled out a Highpoint 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and shot Delfino in the right chest area. After the shot was fired, Morris began to yell for help. Morris fiance and Delfinos girlfriend rushed into the room to assist Delfino who was bleeding profusely. They were able to get him into the backseat of his girlfriends vehicle. Morris then tried to hold pressure on Delfinos wound as they drove to a hospital. Delfino sustained a single gunshot wound to the lower portion of the right side of his chest. According to reports, the bullet exited through his lower back area. Morris admitted to police that he shot the victim during the argument over money and described it as being an accident. He also admitted to being a convicted felon which was confirmed. Morris was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Wallace Morris Jr. Roderick Ferguson Reginald Gefferie

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C&J 2 THE STAR JULY 7, 2012 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. Child Abduction It's a sad fact that thousands of children are reported missing each year. Know how to protect your children against abduction by strangers. What YOU should do: Know your child's whereabouts at all times. At a very early age, teach your child their name, address and telephone number and your first and last name. Teach them how to call 9-1-1 for help. When using the telephone for these lessons, make sure the call to 9-1-1 doesn't actually connect. Make sure children know how to make local and long distance telephone calls. Never leave children alone in a car, not even for a few seconds. Establish strict procedures for picking up children at school, after movies, at friends' homes, etc. Establish a family code word that only you, your child and a trusted relative or friend knows. Teach your child to ask for the code word when approached by someone offering them a ride. Remind your children to never accept a ride from someone you don't know, even if the child knows them. Talk to your children about child abduction in a simple, non-threatening way. Listen to your child when he or she discusses anyone they have met or spoken with when you weren't around. Have photographs taken of your children at least four times a year (especially for preschoolers). Make note of birthmarks or other distinguishing features. Have your child fingerprinted and store the prints in a safe, easily accessible place in your home. Teach your children to: Never leave home without your permission. Very small children should play only in areas away from the street, such as a backyard, or in a play area supervised by a responsible adult. Never wander off, to avoid lonely places, and to avoid shortcuts through alleys or deserted areas. They are safer walking or playing with friends. Come straight home from school unless you have made other arrangements. Never enter anyone's home without your approval. Scream, run away and tell you or a trusted adult if anyone attempts to touch or grab them, of if a stranger offers them a ride. Never give any information over the telephone including their name and address, or indicate they are alone. Keep doors locked and admit only authorized people into the house. Rules for baby-sitters: Leave a number where you, a neighbor or relative can be reached in the event of an emergency. In addition, if you have a cell phone, give the sitter that number and carry your phone with you while you're out. Make sure the battery is fully charged before you leave. Never allow the sitter to admit strangers into your home. The best rule: no company allowed. Instruct the sitter that phone use is for emergencies only, not for chatting with friends. Leave the number for your local law enforcement agency and tell the sitter to call immediately if there are any signs of suspicious activity or unusual noises. Your Safety Man Arrested for False Bomb Threat on Facebook A man was arrested after commenting on his Facebook page to his friends stating there was a bomb at a mall. Fortunately, an out of state caller who is friends with 29-year-old Vincent Lorenzo Barney immediately called police. police and Fire/Emergencty Medical Services responded to the mall and mall security began evacuating employees and shoppers. A check was ran for Barneys name and his home address was obtained. Detectives responded to his home and met with him at his front door. They advised him about being informed of a comment on Facebook about a bomb in the mall. Barney denied posting any comment like that on Facebook and said he was not currently using his Facebook account. Barney then allowed detectives into his home and was taken to his bedroom where the computer was located. Detectives said the computer was on with Facebook displayed and observed he was logged in and could see his post, Theres a bomb in the mall on the screen. Detectives told him they needed to know if there was a bomb in the mall to prevent people from being injured. He advised there was no bomb and said he posted the comment because he was depressed, stressed out, and unable to find a job. Barney was arrested and charged for false bomb threat, which is a felony. He remains on $5,000 bond. The facts were presented to mall management and security and at 12:52 p.m. they allowed employees and shoppers back in the mall. Vincent Barney Staying Safe in Your Community Install a security system or speak to someone at your local hardware store for less expensive alternatives; install motion-sensitive lighting outside your home. Plan an emergency escape route from all areas of your home, including upstairs, and make sure all family members are aware of the plan. Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1. If possible, purchase a cordless telephone and take it with you as you travel to different rooms in your residence. Teach your children how to make a collect call to you or family members in case they are abducted. Tell your children not to unlock the door if the respondent tries to get into your home. If you are being followed while driving or riding in a vehicle, proceed to the nearest police station or look for a police officer do not drive home.

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Man Beats Up Girlfriends Child for Wetting Pants Minneapolis, MNPolice say 25-year-old Cornelius George had struck his girlfriends 2-year-old son in the back, chest, and face because he wet his pants. When the childs mother tried to stop him, George punched her, choked her, dragged her by the hair and threatened her with scissors. He was placed on four years probation and was not suppose to come in contact with either his girlfriend or her son. George still showed up to his girlfriends house after and she let him in because he was talking sweet to her. An argument immediately started between the two and George punched her in the face, which gave her a black eye, and also threatened to kill her. He was charged with two felony counts of violating a no-contact order. Police also say there was a drive-by shooting at a home recently where the 5-year-old son of George and his girlfriend was killed. Police believe the drive-by was planned and are investigating to find answers as the situation in the family seems to be getting messier and messier. Police say not only does George have a history of crime, but so does his girlfriend, Christina Banks, 20, and her mother, Rochelle Banks, 39, who was said to have been with Georges 5-year-old son during the shooting. Christina was arrested last November for giving a false name to a peace officer and was placed on a years probation. She also called 911 in February of last year about an assault but when police came, she said she lied to get a ride home. Rochelle was charged with misdemeanor theft in 2009 and was placed on a years probation. Two months later, she was charged with driving with a revoked license. JULY, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Used Enema Being Sold at CVS Police are saying used enema products were being resold at a CVS store in the Jacksonville area. Investigation revealed that an individual was frequenting the CVS since March 2012 and began returning the product in April 2012. He would purchase a pack of enemas and return them at a later time. According to CVS personnel, the items appeared to be unused and therefore the store would put the box of enemas back on the shelf for resale. Employees only recently started to realize that the same person was making returns of the same product. It was soon discovered upon opening the boxes that all the enemas were used and purposely resealed. About a week later, the man made another visit and an employee reported his vehicle and tag number to police. The police was contacted by CVS with information to help identify the suspect. CVS personnel were able to determine that the suspect purchased enemas on one occurrence with a credit card. That transaction, as well as other purchases at the store, and the tag number led police to a possible suspect. The individual was identified and arrested after samples were taken of the fluid in the enema bottles. The name of the suspect has not yet been released. The investigation continues. 25 Felony Charges for Stealing and Cashing Grandmas Checks A woman was arrested and charged with 25 felonies after stealing and cashing her 71-year-old grandmothers checks. Police were contacted by the grandmother, who reported that checks were taken from her checkbook and $2,077 worth of checks were cashed at her bank. She suspected her granddaughter Robin Danielle Suggs, 27, and her partner Samantha Jean Olschewski, 24, who both lived in her home at the time were behind it. The thefts were said to have occurred between Apr. 13 and May 10 last year. The grandmother told detectives they had stolen checks from her before. Police say Olschewski was also involved in a home burglary at the grandmothers neighbors home, which she was arrested for on August 23, 2011. She was charged with nine forgery counts and grand theft and released this year in February. Suggs was arrested for the incidents involving her grandmother. She faces charges including nine counts of Uttering Forged Checks, 12 counts of Forgery, one count each for Grand Theft of a Person Over 65, Burglary, Dealing in Stolen Property, and Giving False Verification of Ownership to a Pawn Broker. Former Marine and Two Others Plot to Kill Pregnant Wife Canoga Park, CANeighbors said they often heard 26-yearold Brian Corder, a former U.S. Marine, fighting and arguing in their apartment. Corder was is said to have conspired to kill his wife with 19-year-old Fredericka Carmouche, whom detectives believe Corder may have started dating, and 21-year-old Stephon Crutchfield. Neighbors say they recalled hearing screams coming from the apartment at around 2 a.m. in the morning. They also said they later saw him crying in his apartment crying about who could have done such a thing to his wife. Police found his wife lying on the floor in a pool of blood. She was beaten so badly that they believed she was dead, but she and her unborn child were said to have survived the attack and were treated at a hospital. Police say items such as a frying pan and a lamp was used in the assault and was planned to look like a break-in. After some investigation and collecting evidence, police were able link Corder and his two accomplices to the crime. All three suspects have been charged with attempted murder and are each being held on $1,000,000 bail. Corder Carmouche Crutchfield

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JULY 7, 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: Erica Chandler Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 6/09/12 Name: Aaliyah S.Glover Age: 16 Weight: 155 lbs Last seen: 6/08/12 Name: Devonte Henry Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 6/15/12 Name: Roseny Joseph Age:17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 6/18/12 Name: Dequan LevettLove Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 6/23/12MOSTWANTED Female Bank Robbery SuspectAt 9:25 a.m. police responded to a bank located at in reference to a bank robbery. Investigation revealed a black female, dressed in a blue New York Yankees baseball cap, blue t shirt, wearing sunglasses entered the bank and produced a note demanding money. The suspect was given money by the teller and fled on foot. No weapon or vehicle was seen. Photos of the unknown suspect are attached. This is an active ongoing investigation. 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:Kendrick L. AlexanderOffense:False Imprisonment, Domestic Violence Name: Elourdes Auguste Offense:Practice Medicine without License Name: Ja-Van D. BaileyOffense: Discharge Weapon on School Grounds Name:Bronson Barnes Offense:Aggravated Assault with Weapon/ No Intent to Kill