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Many will first remember Pentecostal Pastor Juanita Bynum and her beautiful million dollar wedding, aired on television. It was so encouraing to young Black females who had dreamed of such a fairy tale wedding but saw no hope until they watched Pastor Bynum in her beautiful wedding dress and the very elegant wedding. They sort of lost hope when a few years later they saw pictures of her bruised body as a result of a fight with her husband on the parking lot of an Atlanta hotel. Of all the celebs that are coming out of the closet lately, the last one you would expect to do so would be pastor Juanita Bynum. But then again, pastors are doing all kinds of crazy things these days and in all days past. Bynum, during an interview on V-103, admitted that shes been around the block, getting with all kinds of men, sleeping with women, doing drugs and having a life that appears to be as wild as another prominent, wealthy Atlanta pastor we know. Wait, you probably know a few wealthy Atlanta pastors who fit that description. New studies done in Italy, shows that people who get less than six hours of sleep per night have an increased risk of dying early. The study showed a 12 percent increase for early deaths for those who sleep the regular hours a day. The study shows that those with little sleep develop diabetes, obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol. The researchers felt that there is a relationship between less sleep and illness due to hormonal and metabolical mechanisms. The study also found a link between those who sleep more than nine hours per night and premature death. However, the researchers felt that oversleeping is more likely to be because of illness. The researchers said that doctors never ask a patient how much sleep do they get, however. There was no adverse effects for those sleeping between six and eight hours per day. www.thefloridastar.com 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 or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, Or Credit CardsAccepted ad@thefloridastar.com NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER I N S I D E Church..........................A-2 Talk of the Town..............A-4 Area News/Ent............A-5/A-6 Caribbean..............A-7 Local.....................B-1 Columns...................B-2 Sports....................B-4 Editorial/Opinion.B6 Classified & Business... B-7 Crime&Justice.Front Section Prep Rap........Back Section Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 JULY 21 JULY 27, 2012 VOL. 62 NO. 14 50 CENTS An Award Winning Publication, serving you since 1951. Rated AŽ by theBetter Business Bureau Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show.WWW.thefloridastar.comStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star!(904) 766-8834Still Number One!Dont Forget Your Copy! Too Much or Too Little Sleep Could Cause Early Death TALK OF the TOWN A-4 Africa Night Gala and Silent Auction Crime &Justice Sports B-4 Our Youth Prep Rap Pastor Juanita Bynum Admits to Sleeping with Women President Obama in Jacksonville NAACP Leads Rally for Marissa Hundreds marched to new court house to show support for Marissa Alexander, including Martin Luther King, III. See page B-1 for more Congresswoman stepping off Airforce with umbrella protection from the rain. To the right:President Obama greeting city and state officials. Pastorcontinued on A-3 Brewster Hospital: A Landmark of Service to the Jacksonville CommunityBy Glorious Johnson I would like to thank Mayor Brown, his staff, the Brewster Nurses, Ms. Liz Means (deceased), Mrs. Vera Cruz (deceased) and Mrs. Diane Melendez, who played a major part in working for over 10 years to save the historic Brewster Nursing Hospital and School, and everyone in attendance for this event. As a native of Jacksonville who believes in preserving ones history, I am elated about the marker that will designate this historic building. During my time in City Hall, it took years to make this building a reality. This historic building that was about to be destroyed by developers, is now a great part of our history. This entire area was once known as The LaVilla, with businesses, homes, movie theaters, and people of the African American Community. It was a vibrant downtown community. Funds were made available during in the 1990s to restore this community and make it a tourist attraction for our visitors and the people of Jacksonville. It was planned to be the Harlem of the South, but that was quickly changed and the restoration became the demolition of this entire community. Brewster Continued Page A-3

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Barbara Lee, 69, died July 10, 2012. ADAMS Ella Mae Lexington, 96, died July 12, 2012. BACON Roosevelt H., died July 11, 2012. BADMAN Louis James, 90, died July 12, 2012. BAGWELL June, 76, died July 10, 2012. BAILEY, Lloyd Francis, III, died July 12, 2012. BLAKE-KHALID, Bertha, 52, died July 12, 2012. BOEHM, Thomas, died July 12, 2012. BRANTLEY, Anthony Mizell, died July 9, 2012. BROWN, Dotherine P., 92, died July 10, 2012. BROWN, Evelyn Helen, died July 10, 2012. BROWN, Osbourne B., died July 13, 2012. BURNETT, Efird, 90, died July 11, 2012. CALLAHAN, Margaret Mae, died July 10, 2012. CALLENDER, Warren, 80, died July 11, 2012. CAMERON Marie Steele, 90, died July 10, 2012. CAMPBELL Louis Fred, 69, died July 11, 2012. CAMPBELL Lyn, 69, died July 13, 2012. CERRATO, Leonard A., 72, died July 12, 2012. CHURCH, Bill, 82, died July 10, 2012. COLE Maria, 89, died July 10, 2012. COOK, Leda, 49, died July 11, 2012. DAVIS Lorenza, died July 10, 2012. DEAS Martha Edith, 84, died July 13, 2012. DOWDELL, Dollie Mae, died July 14, 2012. EDWARDS, Kenneth Gilbert, Sr., 84, died July 11, 2012. EZELL Betty, 83, died July 12, 2012. FONDREN Donald, 57, died July 13, 2012. FOURAKER Barry Woodrow, 49, died July 11, 2012. GALVIN Grace Brown, died July 10, 2012. JOHNSON, Glenda G., 73, died July 11, 2012. JOHNSON Linda Diane, 55, died July 10, 2012. LAMAR Catherine, died July 10, 2012. LEWIS Mabel L., 86, died July 10, 2012. LOREN, Winnie, 72, died July 10, 2012. McCOY, William C. Bill, Sr., 80, died July 13, 2012. MURPHY, William Edwin, died July 11, 2012. NOLAN Thomas Joseph, 70, died July 12, 2012. PASCHALL Homer A., 80, died July 10, 2012. PEARSON, Wallace Edward Ike,Ž died July 10, 2012. SHEPPARD, Avon, died July 13, 2012. STEPHEN William Howard, Sr., 64, died July 11, 2012. STOPPELBEIN Milton Fritz, Jr., 72, died July 11, 2012. STRIGLERS William Eugene, III, died July 11, 2012. SWORDS, Christopher, died July 12, 2012. TRACY, Nathaniel, 91, died July 11, 2012. TRANKINA, Leonard V., Sr., died July 12, 2012. WALLS, Peter Timothy, 38, died July 10, 2012. WELLS David Emory, 74, died July 10, 2012. WILSON, Brenda Sue, 58, died July 10, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS FARLEY Michael T., 59, died July 11, 2012. FOREMAN, Bennie L., died July 12, 2012. GREEN, Magalene Butler, died July 11, 2012. JOHNSON Glenda G., died July 11, 2012. NICHOLAS, Jason Clark, 40, died July 12, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-2 THE STAR JULY 21, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. "IN MY SPRITE" is a hilarious Christian Comedy, written by Barry S. McLeod. Enjoy a rib-cracking fun time with Mother Bertha as she gets revenge against her evil son-in-law! When prayers go up -God sends His blessings down. Directed & produced by Barry S. McLeod. At Lawtey Community School 22703 Park Street Lawtey, Fl., 5pm on September 29, 2012. Advance Tickets 12.00 / 15.00 at the door. Please call 904.782.3477 for more information. 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 Committee for Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr. Appreciation Day Celebration is asking all his friends and the community to come out and support The Community Get Out To Vote Cook Out August 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church 723 W. 4th Street Jacksonville, Florida 32209. A great program has been planed, The Honorable Adrian G Soud, Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Florida will be our Guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. We expect 250 … 300 hundred supporters to come out and participate. So Please come causal, we want to enjoy each other and go to the polls and vote August 5, 2012. We will have plenty of food to serve. TEENS IN TRANSITION Friday, July 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. A Night of Prophetic Worship, to be held at Solid Rock Deliverance, 3636 Old Kings Rd., Jacksonville, FL. Call 813-531-2415 of visit us at www.teensintransition.net PUBLIC NOTICE Archer Western Contractors, LLC.Invitation to Bid City of St. Augustine, FL Bid ID GS2012-02 Municipal Marina Breakwater Construction Project, St. Augustine, FL Bid Due Date (Subcontractors/Suppliers): July 11th, 2012 (BEFORE 5 PM) Fax Quotes to (813) 849-7582Archer Western Contractors, LLC. is soliciting quotes from qualified WBE/MBE suppliers / subcontractors for the following scopes of work: marina and site utilities, electric, water, sewer, concrete floating docks, communication, and others not specifically mentioned.Plans can be viewed in our plan room at:Archer Western4343 Anchor Plaza Pkwy, Suite 155, Tampa, FL 33634 or go to our online plan room at the following link: https://sharepoint.walshgroup.com/jobsites/fl/regional/bids/default.aspx Username: awflsubs@awflsubs.com Password: Archer1$ Quotes will be evaluated on scope, price, experience, financial condition and other pertinent factors. EOEM/F Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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JULY 21, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 Pastorcontinued from A-1 Bynum made her morning confessions on the show, Frank & Wanda in the Morning.Ž While they expected that the highly-respected Juanita Bynum would give them an interview worth remembering, its hard to imagine that they expected all of this. The last time the world thought anything about Bynum was when she claimed to have been beaten by her ex-husband, Bishop Thomas Weeks. At that time, Bynum drew the ire of millions by immediately proclaiming herself to be the new face of domestic violence. The interesting thing is that we havent seen her face much since, so maybe she scrapped the whole domestic violence, self-promotion topic all together. Ive been there and Ive done it all. I did the drugs, Ive been with men, Ive been with women. All of it,Ž Bynum said on the air, leading to the jaw drops of everyone in the room were sure. Host Frank Ski asked Bynum again if she really said what he thought she said, and Bynum replied: Its not a line, its my life!Ž Continuing on her path as a spiritual motivational speaker, Bynum then says that she makes her confessions in an effort to take responsibility for her choices. I took full responsibility in every area because every choice that I made, nobody put a gun to my head, she said. These were my choices and I made these choices due to a lack of wisdom.Ž Since we are all taught forgiveness in church and that no one is perfect, we fully expect that people will overlook this little glitch in their spiritual leader. But when we consider whats been happening in Atlanta in the area of sexuality, its hard not to wonder what might be going on. A recent survey on the sexual choices of African Americans gives serious rea son for alarm because it seems that the black church is not having enough honest conversations about safe sex. BrewsterContinued from A-1 Brewster was built so that African American women who were denied the opportunity to study in the field of nursing in the white schools and hospitals. The great fire of 1901 destroyed the downtown area but, Brewster was untouched and the nurses of the school helped the entire city. The Brewster nurses did not care who you were or the color of your skin. The African American nurses were there to help the injured people who were hurt in the fires. These nurses were heroic in saving many lives. Preserve America Communities are committed to preserving their past by using their heritage to build a better future,Ž said Wayne Donaldson, chairman of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). It is good news for the nation when communities demonstrate that they want to enjoy and share the economic, educational, environmental, and sustainability benefits preservation provides, while creating more vibrant and desirable places to live, work and visit.Ž It is therefore necessary that those who make decisions about our historic resources elected officials, property owners, developers, investors, understand the economic contributions of historic preservation. Historic preservation is good for the local economy. From this large and growing body of research, that was initiated in June 2011 by the Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the positive impact of historic preservation on the economy has been documented in six broad areas: 1) jobs, 2) property values, 3) heritage tourism, 4) environmental impact, 5) social impact, and 6) downtown revitalization. By protecting our historic resources we are honoring the investments of our grandparents. But at the same time we are helping create a healthy economy for our grandchildren.

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PAGE A-4THE STARJULY 21, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Jacksonville Hosts 56 th Annual Sister Cities International Conference.Citizen diplomats from the U.S. and around the world were in Jacksonville last week to attend the 56 th Annual Conference of Sister Cities International. The three-day event provided participants with the opportunity to attend interactive seminars, hear from award winning sister city programs, and develop new strategies to expand their global reach. Over 300 individuals from 20 countries, including mayors, elected officials, city managers, business executives, educators, and non-profit and community leaders were in attendance. Mayor Alvin Brown welcomed the group at a reception at Epping Forest. Attendees heard from Sister Cities International staff, government officials, and career service professionals on subjects covering economic development, strategies for building networks through social media, the use of technology to connect members across the miles, and new opportunities in Africa. Several sessions were aimed at youth participation, such as the benefit of being heard through non-profit board participation, deciding the right field of study for careers in global relationships and business, and how to start youth programs. Among the keynote speakers was Goli Ameri, Former Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State and Executive Board Member, Strengthening Americas Global Engagement, who discussed The New Era for Citizen Diplomacy.Ž In the African workshop, Kenyan James Shikwati of Eastern Africa Sister Cities discussed the groups goal to be the regional organization providing leadership training and workshops using the Sister Cities partnership model to improve service delivery within East Africa and among other African nations. According to Shikwati, there is a growing trend of African nations investing among themselves in the areas of banking, mobile telecommunication, education, hospitality, technology, service industry, and building and construction. Also presenting in the Africa forum were Prince Kwame Kludjeson, CEO of Accra, Ghana based Africa Global Sister Cities Foundation, which facilitates sister city partnerships between West African cities and its counterparts in the U. S., Europe, and Asia, and Boubker Mazoz, President and Founder of Sister Cities Africa in Casablanca, Morocco. Sister Cities International facilitates nearly 2,000 partnerships in 136 countries on six continents between 600 communities in the United States with similar municipalities abroad. Sister Cities International represents citizen diplomats who work tirelessly to promote the organizations mission of creating world peace and cultural understanding through economic and sustainable development programs, youth and education projects, arts and culture, and humanitarian assistance. Jacksonville Sister City Association (JSCA) has eight Sister cities: Curitiba, Brazil; Bahia Blanca, Argentina; Changwon City, South Korea; Murmansk, Russia; Nantes, France; Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa ; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Yingkou, China … as well as those in three Friendship cities in China: Ningbo, Shaoxing and Suzhou. Africa Night Gala and Silent Auction Nelson Mandela Bay Committee of JSCA held its annual Africa Night Gala and Silent Auction in the Jacksonville Main Library Conference Center The celebration was well attended with most party-goers in elegant, traditional garb of various African nations. This years party coincided with the closing day of Sister Cities Internationals Conference in Jacksonville. Special guests attending from Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, were Councillor Babalwa Lobishe and Ms. Nwabisa Nkume Also in attendance were Mayors Francis Ganyaglo Komla and Ebenezer Akuoko-Frimpong of Ghana ; Saibu B. Bafunsho, CEO, Justice and Equity Organization Lagos, Nigeria; Carla D. Walker, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Sister Cities International ; and Boubker Mazoz, President and Founder, Sister Cities Africa, Casablanca, Morocco Earlier this year the Nelson Mandela Bay Committee received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which enabled them to buy and outfit a mobile clinic for Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. A delegation from NMBC traveled to South Africa for the dedication. They included: Ronald Johnson, Chairman, NMBC and members Pam and Luther Quarles, Tina Daniels, and Marsha Phelts. A sumptuous menu of foods from South Africa … tangerine ginger chicken and garlic string beans, East Africa … Jollof rice, North Africa … sauted lamb, and West Africa … curry goat were prepared and catered by Martha Aduibaje Davis of Marthas Kitchen Angela Spears Special Assistant to Mayor Alvin Brown, was Mistress of Ceremonies. Guests danced the night away to traditional African music spun by DJ Spotless Doctor The Nelson Mandela Bay Committee is a membership organization which meets the second Monday of each month at Jacksonville City Hall, 3 rd Floor Conference Room, 6:30 p.m. … 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit the JSCA website at www.jsca.org. Dr. Abdulai Salifu, Tamale Polytechnic, Tamale, Ghana Left to right: Luther Quarles, Pam Quarles, and Brenda Frinks Megha Swamy, Sister Cities International discussing "Utilizing Technology to Connect Members Across the Miles" NMBC member, Marsha Phelts, volunteering at SCI Conference Sitting, left to right: Ms. Nwabisa Nkume, Ronald Johnson, Chairman, Nelson Mandela Bay Committee, Councillor Babalwa Lobishe, and Tina Daniels, NMBC member. Standing, left to right: Darrell G. Smith, V.P. Marketing,The Africa Channel, and Tunde Durosomo, Mayor's Office of Econ. Dev., Wilimington, Delaware Left to right: Mayor Francis Ganyaglo Komla, Patrick Nnaemeka Ubajaka, Chairman, Nnewi North Local Govt., Nnewi, Nigeria, Nwando Amako Enemo, Medical Officer, Awka South Land Government, Awka, Nigeria, and Stephanie Symphorosa Keri-Uzor, Deputy Director, Ministry of Local Government, Anambra State, Awka, Nigeria James Shikwati, Boubker Mazoz, and Prince Kwame Kludjeson Charles and Resa Michaeux Carla D. Walker, Board of Directors,Sister Cities International Hibiscus Afro-Caribbean Groove Ok Sun and Volume Burks Left to right: Brenda Frinks, Nwabisa Nkume, Frances Bradley, and Ok Sun Burks Gloria Groomes and Friends Ronald Johnson with mother-inlaw, Mrs. Young

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JULY 21, 2012THE STARPAGE A-5 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. The Jacksonville MOLES Jack and Jill of America, Inc. ceremony. Betty Asque Davis daughter, Michelle Davis Singleton, rightAs the Sun Rises, So It Sets.My mother, the late Thomasina Cornelia Calhoun, was a P.K. (preachers kid). Her father, Rev. Thomas Cornelius Calhoun (yep, she was named for him), was pastor of the church now known as Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. As a young adult, she converted to Catholicism. Thus, my brother and I were born into the Catholic Church. When I think back on my childhood days as a communicant of Church of the Crucifixion Catholic Church, I remember the young couples who attended Mass and watched as they began their families. One of those couples was Betty and Carl Davis. I remember Mikki and Jimmy as babies. I thought they looked so much alike, they could be twins. I was more familiar with Lorn during his days at Holy Cross in Worchester, Massachusetts (pronounced Wooster, which I learned from Betty) when Betty and Carl would fly to his basketball games, or fly him home for school break. At her funeral, Lorn gave closing remarks which listed all the winsŽ of knowing his mother. It was touching as one realized these were his and the familys memories of Betty. As he spoke, I reflected on my winsŽ with her. She encouraged me to attend Blueprint for Leadership, the non-profit board training program, which she coordinated for Volunteer JAX (now known as Hands on Jacksonville). Perhaps the greatest winŽ came with her call one July morning last year, when she knew it was time to take life easier, and asked, Would you be interested in writing the column (Socially Speaking) for The Florida Star?Ž Her daughter, Mikki, told me that she got the call first at a typical time for her mother, about 5:00 a.m.! Her mother told her that spirit told her it was time to give up the column. She asked Mikki, Who who should we get to write it?Ž Mikki was still thinking about it when Betty called back to say, I know who should write the column. Frances Calhoun Bradley!Ž I am deeply honored. I did not talk to Betty every day. When I needed her, she was only a phone call, email, or text message away as she mentored me through the first weeks of this column. I, like others who knew this dynamic woman, will always remember the drawl that was unique to her, the contralto timbre of her speaking voice (Mikki sounds like her), and the spirit of giving that was Betty Asque Davis. To the family of our friend Betty Asque Davis, she was and will always be, Socially Speaking, the TALK OF THE TOWN!Memorial Ceremonies for Betty Asque Davis were conducted by The Jacksonville MOLES, The Jacksonville Chapter of Links, Incorporated, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Betty was initiated into AKA, Beta Alpha Chapter, at Florida A&M University. She was a member of Jacksonvilles Gamma Rho Omega Chapter. Photos courtesy of Frank M. Powell, III Frances Bradley, Betty Asque Davis, Carl Davis, and Volume Burks

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ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT PAGE A-6THE STARJULY 21, 2012 2012 McDonald’s 365Black Awards Celebrities Pack Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans for McDonalds 365Black AwardsRecording artists Melaine Fiona, Eric Benet, others perform during the star-studded ceremonyEntertainers, professional athletes, political figures and hundreds of citizens from across the nation packed the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans today for the 2012 McDonalds 365Black Awards, an annual event honoring outstanding AfricanAmericans who are making positive contributions to the community. Hundreds of guests attended the ninth annual ceremony honoring multi-platinum and 10-time GRAMMY winning recording artist Chaka Khan ; global humanitarian, best-selling inspirational author/entrepreneur Bishop T.D. Jakes ; GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamia and husband, All-Star NBA player, Grant Hill ; teenage medical innovator Tony Hansberry, II; youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector; and McDonalds owner/operators, Tina and Harold Lewis. Helping others and giving back are critical components to making our community stronger, and it was moving to witness the number of celebrities and community members who supported the event,Ž said Chaka Khan, founder of The Chaka Khan Foundation I am humbled I was chosen to receive the 365Black Award with such an amazing group of individuals who also embrace community service. I commend McDonalds for their ongoing efforts to make community service a priority.Ž Khan closed the ceremony with a surprise performance. Singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius national television journalist Roland Martin, entertainment correspondent Janell Snowden and R&B singer Tank were among celebrities on-hand at the ceremony hosted by actor Laz Alonso GRAMMY winning gospel star Fred Hammond, GRAMMY-nominated artists Melanie Fiona and Eric Benet, and hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh also performed to help pay tribute to the honorees. We remain steadfast in our commitment to recognize and celebrate people who are doing significant work for the community,Ž said Rob Jackson U.S. marketing director, McDonalds USA. From what our operators do in their local communities to our efforts around the globe, McDonalds supports multiple programs that help build feelings of pride and inclusion and work to make our communities stronger.Ž McDonalds 365Black Awards launched in 2003 as an extension of McDonalds 365Black platform, created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of AfricanAmericans year-round. This years event was hosted as a prelude to the ESSENCE Music Festival weekend. About McDonalds McDonalds USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States offering a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonalds 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonalds U.S. restaurants. For more information on our U.S. business, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds ) and Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds ) for updates on our business, promotions and menu items. To learn more about the global company, please visit www.aboutmcdonalds.com and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/mcdon aldscorp ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/mcdonaldscorp ). The ninth annual McDonalds 365Black Awards ceremony was held at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans on July 6. The McDonalds 365Black Awards are given annually to salute outstanding individuals who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African-American community. Photo Credit: Alstek Photography GRAMMY award-winning recording artist and 2012 McDonalds 365Black Award honoree Chaka Khan owned the spotlight at the ninth annual ceremony, held for the first time at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, in New Orleans on July 6. Chaka Khan shares the spotlight on the red carpet with fellow honorees, teenage medical innovator Tony Hansberry, II, and youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin poses on the red carpet with Ronald McDonald before attending the McDonalds 365Black Awards. GRAMMY -nominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamia and husband, NBA player Grant Hill Rev. Al Sharpton walked the red carpet with youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector before presenting her with the McDonalds 365Black Award. Global humanitarian and best-selling inspirational author Bishop T.D. Jakes accepts the McDonalds 365Black Award GRAMMY -nominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamia and husband, NBA player Grant Hill, accept the McDonalds 365Black Award Singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius poses on the red carpet GRAMMY -nominated recording artist Eric Benet poses on the red carpet Actor Laz Alonso hosted the ninth annual McDonalds 365Black Awards Youth empowerment activist and 2012 McDonalds 365Black Award honoree Mary-Pat Hector poses on the red carpet Multi-talented rapper/actress MC Lyte poses on the red carpet GRAMMY -nominated recording artist Melanie Fiona performed during the ninth annual McDonalds 365Black Awards Rapper/actor Play of the hip-hop duo Kid n Play poses on the red carpet with Ronald McDonald GRAMMY -winning recording artist Q Parker of 112 poses on the red carpet R&B recording artist Tank poses on the red carpet

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JULY 21, 2012THESTAR PRE-OLYMPICSSPECIALEDITION Caribbean Track Athletes Ready Themselves For Olympics As All Eyes Will Be On The IslandsPAGEA-7 Bahamas Issues Commemorative Stamps To Mark 2012 Olympics By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor The standards have been set, the records have been broken and all eyes are on the islands of the Caribbean as athletes, particularly those from Jamaica and The Bahamas, hit the tracks in London for the 2012 Olympics. And while household names like Jamaicas Usain Bolt have flustered fans by getting beaten by teammate Yohan Blake at nationals, several new names are on the roster to represent respective countries. Here are a few track stars from the region to keep an eye out for. BAHAMAS:New commemorative stamps to mark the 2012 London Olympic Games were issued by the Post Office Department. According to the Post Office Department the release of this special Games stamps "was a wonderful way for us to show the athletes, coaches, executives of the various sporting disciplines how much we as a nation appreciate their commitment and determination for their success in the various sporting disciplines. The 2012 Olympic Games are the third to be held in London. In 1908 the games were scheduled to be held in Rome, but the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906 led to them being to London. The 1944 Olympics were also to have been held in London, but were deferred to 1948 due to the world war. It was these games that saw for the first time, two leading yachtsmen from The Bahamas (Durward Knowles and Sloan Farrington) qualify for the Olympics. However, as The Bahamas had no Olympic Committee they represented Great Britain and only narrowly missed a medal (they were placed 4th overall) despite a broken mast and a disqualification. As a result of their outstanding performance, their Bahamian supporters were determined to have them sail for The Bahamas in the 1952 Olympics; and so it was, with the Helsinki Olympics only months away, that on 8th May 1952, prominent sports leaders and and members of the Bahamas House of Assembly met to form the Bahamas Olympic Association (now the Bahamas Olympic Committee). Since that Olympic experience, the founding members of the Bahamas Olympic Committee have, through their efforts many years ago, left a legacy upon which today's Association members continue to nurture and sustain the local Olympic movement. In Helsinki in 1952 the team again included Sir Durward Knowles and Sloan Farrington who won the country's first bronze medal in the Star Class sailing event. Sir Durward Knowles and Sloan Farrington went on to win a bronze medal in Melbourne in 1956; and a gold medal, with Cecil Cook as crew, in Tokyo ion 1964. Sir Durward continued competing in the Olympic sailing for a record of eight Olympics, the last being Pusan, Korea in 1988 at the age of 70, making him one of the oldest and most successful Olympians. Starting out as a small organisation with one competitive sport, yachting, The Bahamas now has many world class athletes in a variety of disciplines. These accomplishments can only be attributable to association coaches, parents and support structures, and the athletes' sacrifices over the years that contribute to these kinds of results. One hundred and twenty-five Bahamian athletes have competed in in seven different disciplines in the Olympics: Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling and Yachting. At the last Games, The Bahamas won the most medals per country per capita. Usain Bolt Jamaica Asafa Powell -Jamaica Kirani James Grenada Yohan Blake Jamaica Shelly-Ann Frasier-Pryce Jamaica Veronica Campbell Brown Jamaica Bahamas Antonique Strachan Sets New Record and Wins Two Gold Medals Barcelona By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor Anthonique Strachan is ending her last year as a junior class athlete in a big way. The teen 100M and 200M heat star won gold medals last week in Barcelona at the 2012 World Junior Track and Field Championships. Strachan not only set a record for herself and her country, she also broke the world record set by American Shalonda Solomon eight years ago. Sitting on the track after leaving her competitors with a considerable gap, Strachans elation was evident when she saw her new record of 22.82 seconds flash on the time board. She is cited as the one to watch this week at the Olympics in her first appearance at the Games. PHOTO:Kermit Taylor, Bahamas Athletics

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PAGE A-8THE STAR JULY 21, 2012 L OVE TO S HOP H ERE. L OVE TO S AVE H ERE. Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relax„weve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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JULY 21, 2012 THESTAR NAACP Leads Community In Rally For Marissa Alexander: Jacksonville Mom Is Serving 20 YearsAfter Firing Gun At Husband Who Beat Her During Her Pregnancy PAGEB-1 Wearing bright yellow shirts, hundred took part in a NAACPrally in Jacksonville on Friday July 13, 201211 inat the Duval County Courthouse in support of Marissa Alexander. The local mom is serving a 20 year prison sentence for firing a a single gunshot in the direction of her children and husband back in August of 2010. It was said that Alexander was defending herself from being abused her husband who allegedly beat her while she was pregnant among other incidents. The purpose of the march was to highlight not only her case but to also bring to the forefront other domestic abuse victims in similar situations. Among those taking part in the rally were local clergy, Marissa Alexanders new legal team and relatives, Martin Luther King III, Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., and community and church leaders. King said that his fathers dream of freedom, justice and equality for all from his timeless I Have A Dream speech has not yet been realizedŽ. He said that his father would agree that significant strides have been made but there is still a long way to go. He added that the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr would also tell people to love one another and learn to live together instead of detroying each other. The march commenced at 8:30a.m. from Hemmingway Plaza and led the the Courthouse, were supporters stayed until shortly after noon. PHOTOS:Rodney L. Hurst, Sr Marissa Alexander pictured in happier times Martin Luther King III says that his fathers dream has yet to be realized. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla. inspires the crowd of supporters.

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Ritz Amateur Night Host Search Auditions at theRitz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, onThursday, July 26, 2012, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.632.5555 for additional information. 2012 ART AND WINEFEST onThursday, July 26, 2012, Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.588.1234. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! Bay Street, this Friday, July 27, 2012, at the The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for additional information. NEIGHBORHOOD LIFT onFriday July 27, 2012, Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Any Duval County child under the age of 18 can receive a free lunch or snack by visiting one of the Summer Lunch sites across the city, Monday through Friday.. Meals will continue to be provided until Friday, August 10. A complete list of Summer Lunch Program sites is available at www.jaxkids.net. To view the list, click on Nutrition Services, 2012 Summer Lunch Site List. For more information, call the Commission at (904) 630-6430. The Committee for Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr. Appreciation Day Celebration is asking all his friends and the community to come out and supportThe Community Get Out To Vote Cook Out, August 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32209. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. For more information phone904-374-3940. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2THE STAR JULY 21, 2012 *****/Community Activities BRIDES AGAINST BREAT CANCER CHARITY WEDDING GOWN SALE on July 21, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.588.1234 for more information WAREHAUS KATZ atThe Jacksonville Landing, on Saturday, July 21, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for all information. Summer Movie Classics: "MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY" (1962), this Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.355.2787 for all information. Rising Stars Magazine Music Bike Fest 2012: Sunday July 22, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PATENT MODELS, this Monday, July 23, 2012, at Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207.Call 904.396.MOSH for all information. A T. Rex Named Sue, Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH),1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Jacksonville Suns vs Mississippi Braves, on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Please call 904.358.2846 for any information. Downtown Top to Bottom Walking Tour, thisTuesday, July 24, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202 THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PATENT MODELS: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for any information. JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS MISSISSIPPI BRAVES at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.358.2846. Written By: Mark Underwood For most people, the carefree days of childhood were filled with good times with friends and family free from excess worry and stress. But as people grow up, most trade the innocence of childhood for worries about finances, their familys health, job security, politics, the economy and environment, and their childrens future. Still, a pervasive sense of optimism guides, protects and inspires all of us. Some scientists would even go so far as to say that human beings are hardwired for hope. By definition we are planners. We have savings accounts, we service our cars before winter, we plan vacations, and we buy green bananas. Planning is a form of cognitive time travel. We forecast how were going to feel about something by planning ahead. How can we live a healthier lifestyle? What do we need to do to save for retirement? How can we free up more time to do more of the things we want to do? All of these things require the ability to imagine the future by painting a rosy picture in our minds. A positive attitude has long been linked to better mental health, but in the last few years, a persons optimistic nature has also shown to be beneficial for a persons physical health. Did you know heart disease patients are more apt to survive a heart attack or heart surgery if they have a positive outlook on life? Researchers at Duke University Medical Center surveyed over 2,800 heart disease patients regarding how optimistic they felt about their illness. They were asked if they thought they would successfully recover and then be able to return to their regular daily life. The researchers followed the patients for 15 years after which 1,637 had died. The majority (885) of the patients had passed away from heart disease. But there was encouraging news, too.The patients who had an optimistic outlook were 30 percent less likely to die during the 15-year period. Duke University researchers also found that pessimism was linked to poorer health… which factored similar patients with severe heart disease, age, income, gender and support from family and friends. The study concluded that a patients optimistic outlook has a direct correlation not only on the outcome of their disease but also how successfully they will transition from being a heart disease patient to returning home and having a productive daily routine. But theres a small wrinkle in the optimism studies and that is this: Tali Sharot, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist at University College London, has said that when the brain foresees the future as being better than the past, its called The Optimism Bias.Ž That was the basis for a new study which found that the brain sometimes is overly optimistic. Like the song lyrics, Dont worry, be happyŽ the study suggests the brain often picks and chooses which optimistic message to listen to. For example, even though people know the divorce rate is 50 percent; they dont feel they will be one of the unfortunate statistics. Or, they see an ad campaign that says smoking can cause severe health problems, but their brain ignores the message. Instead, the brain sends out a message that says that smoking can certainly cause health problems, but those problems are more apt to be linked to other smokers. What should we take away from this study in our everyday life? A combination of optimism and realism may be the smartest combination of all. Envisioning a better tomorrow relies partly on the hippocampus, the part of the brain that is crucial to memory. Science has confirmed that as human beings we are programmed to be hopeful, but its also important to be realistic. So plan ahead, work hard and enjoy the world around you. Live life to the fullest with a combination of optimism and realism, and chances are youll reap the rewards of better health. Buy green bananas to enjoy in the future, but keep an umbrella in your car, just in case the weather unpredictably changes. Seeing The Glass Half-FullSeeing The Glass Half-Full Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Tips For Small Businesses To Survive And Thrive In A Tough Economy (StatePoint) Owning a small business is an uphill battle under the best of circumstances, and keeping afloat in a tough economy is even more challenging. From securing financing to grow to cutting costs, savvy business owners are finding creative ways to survive and thrive. Here are some ways small businesses nationwide have been negotiating tough economic times: Cut Costs You dont always have to pay top dollar for your vendors. Whether you run a local store or provide goods and services in your community, see what you can negotiate before you sign a contract or place an order. Cut office hardware costs. If you dont meet with clients in your office, dont spend a fortune on decorating the space. Save this capital for something more crucial to your business long-term success. Save energy costs by turning off equipment when its not in use, going paperless where possible, and using energy-saving computers like tablets or laptops instead of desktops. Inquire with the career center of local colleges to offer credit-based internships. Youll get the same enthusiasm of a newly minted college grad at no cost. Seek Progressive Financing If your small business doesnt accept credit cards or doesnt have enough in monthly credit card receipts to qualify for a traditional cash advance, dont throw in the towel. New programs are making this a concern of the past. With traditional lenders tightening credit and reporting requirements, small businesses should seek progressive programs designed to broaden access to working capital,Ž says Stephen Sheinbaum, President and CEO of Merchant Cash and Capital LLC (MCC). Unlike a typical merchant cash advance, which is based on monthly credit card processing volume and business history, the MCC B2B Cash Advance program, for example, is based on a merchants total monthly revenue which is verified by bank deposits. The MCC B2B Cash Advance Program is simpler than securing a complicated business loan and funds are provided in as few as three days. More information can be found at www.merchantcashandcapital.com or by calling 877-461-2492. Get the Word Out Wisely Traditional marketing avenues can be costly. But you can generate a healthy dose of buzz without relying on an expensive marketing plan. Face-to-face networking doesnt have to cost you much. Get involved in your community through volunteer programs and social clubs to make contact with potential customers and partners. Use blogs and social networking sites to your advantage. Facebook and Twitter accounts are free, and provide a great platform for running reward-based promotions and discount announcements. Be active on relevant blogs by commenting on posts. Once youve established yourself as a trusted voice, you can direct attention to your own blog, which you should update daily. Times may be tough, but new avenues can help you grow and market your operation.

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JULY 21, 2012 THESTAR MT. SINAIWOMENSWEEKEND IIHAILEDASUCCESS By ARTHIA NIXON Photos by NEKOTRIMMINGS Area women got a treat for the mind, body and soul when Mt. Sinai hosted their annual Womens Weekend, under the theme "Discovering Inner Healing and Personal Health." The brainchild Dr. John Davis Perry II, Senior Pastor of Mt. Sinai MBC, the two-day event and attended by 80 women hailing from Glynn and Camden counties as well as the city of Jacksonville. On Friday 13, Bishop Carolyn Love of Truth for Living Ministries opened the conference by speaking on the topic of Inner Healing leaving women with the quote, I am not what I did." On Saturday, Pastor John Davis Perry II of Mt. Sinai MBC opened up on Saturday morning with the topic Knowing Self and Loving Self. I have to willingly accept who I really am,Ž were the words he left with the women. Not the person I made myself to be." Rev. Paula Banks of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida left the ladies with, "You don't need every ones approval. God already put his stamp of approval on you." Her topic was Designed for A Purpose. Ragan Authenticity Flowers of Greater Works Than These Ministries delivered her message the a spoken word piece entitled The Next Level In Christ followed by Minister Conita Reed of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida speaking on Getting off the Emotional, with her words to remember being, If my emotional state prospers than my physical state will prosper." Pastor Barbara Johnson of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida spoke on Living in the Now, reminding attendees, We have to be healed from our past to move on into the future." Captivating the crowd as mistress of ceremonies was Valerie Williams. In addition to attending the lectures, participants had the opportunity to sample the offerings of several vendors such as Pedra Peterson of Mary Kay Cosmetics; Sarah Cross of Scentsy; Sonji Hamilton of Anointed Touch Massage Therapy; and Erica Veal of Premier Designs Jewelry. (From right to left) Pastor Barbara Johnson of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida, Pastor John Davis Perry II of Mt. Sinai MBC, Minister Conita Reed of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida, Rev. Paula Banks of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida

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JULY 21, 2012 THESTAR RED, WHITEANDTRUE:TEAMUSAROADTOOLYMPICSSPECIALEDITIONPAGEB-4 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star ATLANTA, GA: Born in Albany, trained at Emory in Atlanta and focused on closing out a stellar Olympic career in London with a fourth gold medal … a pipe dream for many, a possibility for Team USAs champion 400 meter hurdler, Angelo Taylor. The Morris Brown grad and Georgia native spoke with me on Monday to assure those following Team USA that he has his eyes on the prize, not only for the nation but also for his own personal goals. Taylor has done his country proud by proving himself worthy to be listed as one of the top 10 fastest 400 meter runners on more than one occasion. He revealed that this will be his last bid at the Olympics. I dont think age is a factor,Ž he said when asked if his young competition is a threat. For many of the young guys, this is their first Olympics so I dont know if they will be able to handle the pressure like that. Im not concerned about them. I focus on my race plan. I have the experience and the speed.Ž I think Ive maintained a steady pace,Ž he added. I do feel like I can break the world record. I am fortunate and blessed to be able to run fast for such a very long time.Ž Despite placing second at the trials because of a little blunder at his ninth hurdle, Taylor feels that London will go very well. I think there is room for improvement but I am definitely in very good shape,Ž he says. I think everything will come along at the right time at the Olympics.Ž Based on what Taylor considers a typical day, good shapeŽ is an understatement. I start off with a three to five mile run at 7a.m.,Ž he shared. Then I come back and do some stretching then a treatment, meet with the chiropractor, then another treatment. After that, there is a second work out, I hit the track for a few hours, then recovery, then get in the ice tub for 10 to 15 minutes. After that, get a massage and just a work out at the end of the day.Ž Its a full time job,Ž he laughed.Most people that think we only compete once every four years but we have a season year outside of the Olympics. Of course the Olympics is the ultimate goal but outside of the Olympics, we compete at different events, especialMilestone Moment For Gabby Douglas & John Orozco: First Time In Men And Womens Top Gymnastics Spots Belong To Black Athletes Wife of Jacksonville Jaguar Aaron Ross Expected To Bring Gold Back To USA By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star She may have been born in Jamaica but shes an All-American girl true to the red, white and blue. And with her husband Aaron Ross a part of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sanya Ricards-Ross is one of North Floridas newest local athletes to keep an eye out for at the 2012 Olympics in London. Mrs. Ross is a 400Mtrack powerhouse sure to give athletes a literal run for it when she hits the track. Right now, she is the reigning 2012 World Indoor Champion in her event. in the 2004 Olympics, she was a part of the winning 4x400 relay team. She was also the World Champion after her 2009 win in Berlin. Now in her third Olympics, this will be Sanyas first time competing as Mrs. Ross. Prior to him signing his contract with the team, Aaron Ross was promised that he would be allowed to attend the Olympics with his wife if she qualified. Not only did she qualify, Mrs. Ross, whizzed through her race leaving a significant gap between her and her competitors. By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star With so many endorsements and showasing Shawn Johnson whose star shined bright in the last Olympics, many people were suprised to see a young black athlete eclipse the competition with her athletic prowess at the recent Olympic trials. Yet, in homes like mine, where Ive invested four years into a now competitive seven year-old gymnast, Gabby Douglas is more than a name shes this generations Dominique Dawes and somone students at gyms like Kelbren Elite Gymnastics in Stockbridge, Georgia are well acquainted with. In the Olympics held in Atlanta, Dawes was the first black person of any nationality to ever win a medal in the sport and she set the bar high by winning gold. Now this year, London could very well see another milestone as a black male and female, both representing the USA. In June, Gabby competed in the VISA Championships and finished second in all-around, just two tenths of a point behind the leader. She also won a bronze medal for her floor routine and a gold medal for her uneven bars routine. As is stated her website, Gabby Douglas earned her bid to the Olympics by coming in First Place at the Olympic Trials July 1, 2012 ensuring her place in the Games. In addition to Gabrielle; McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber will be traveling to London as gymnasts for the 2012 U.S. Women's Olympic Team. The 16 year-old Virginia Beach native is one of this years youngest Olympians and is now an official ESPNblogger. Born in New York to black Puerto Rican parents, John Orozco has already made an international name for himself. At present, he is the 2012 Visa National Champion. According to his informaiton page, in 2007 he won the Junior Visa U.S. National Championships, and became the youngest male gymnast to qualify for the elite finals. He got a place on the Junior National Team, representing the USA in the Pan-American Games as an alternate. He went on to compete at the Pacific Rim Championships in 2008 and 2010 helping the team to Gold medals both times. At the 2010 Pacific Rim Championships in Melbourne he also won Gold medals in the All-Around and Horizontal Bar and Silver medals on Pommel Horse, Still Rings and Parallel Bars. ATLANTA HURDLERANGELO TAYLORAIMING TOCLOSEOUTOLYMPICCAREERWITHGOLD ly at events in Europe. We keep on running.Ž Taylor may be running out of time with his own Olympic career, but for any other young Georgians looking to earn a spot at the worlds most coveted athletic meet, he advises them to live up to the motto of his corporate sponsor, Nike and just do itŽ. My advice is, if this is what you really want, you have to realize that to become an Olympian is going to take a lot of hard work, dedication and perseverance, Taylor says. Its not going to be an easy road. Ive had some ups and downs but I persevere and continued to work and train hard and so I know if I can do it they can do it. Continue to strive for your goals.Ž Fans can follow along on Twitter @Angelo_Taylor or www.AngeloTaylorUSA.com

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Tips For Small Businesses To Survive And Thrive In A Tough Economy(StatePoint) Owning a small business is an uphill battle under the best of circumstances, and keeping afloat in a tough economy is even more challenging. From securing financing to grow to cutting costs, savvy business owners are finding creative ways to survive and thrive. Here are some ways small businesses nationwide have been negotiating tough economic times: CUT COSTS: You dont always have to pay top dollar for your vendors. Whether you run a local store or provide goods and services in your community, see what you can negotiate before you sign a contract or place an order. Cut office hardware costs. If you dont meet with clients in your office, dont spend a fortune on decorating the space. Save this capital for something more crucial to your business long-term success. Save energy costs by turning off equipment when its not in use, going paperless where possible, and using energy-saving computers like tablets or laptops instead of desktops. Inquire with the career center of local colleges to offer credit-based internships. Youll get the same enthusiasm of a newly minted college grad at no cost. SEEK PROGRESSIVE FINANCING: If your small business doesnt accept credit cards or doesnt have enough in monthly credit card receipts to qualify for a traditional cash advance, dont throw in the towel. New programs are making this a concern of the past. With traditional lenders tightening credit and reporting requirements, small businesses should seek progressive programs designed to broaden access to working capital,Ž says Stephen Sheinbaum, President and CEO of Merchant Cash and Capital LLC (MCC). Unlike a typical merchant cash advance, which is based on monthly credit card processing volume and business history, the MCC B2B Cash Advance program, for example is based on a merchants total monthly revenue which is verified by bank deposits. The MCC B2B Cash Advance Program is simpler than securing a complicated business loan and funds are provided in a few as three days. More information can be found at www.merchantcashandcapital.com or by calling (877) 4612492. GET THE WORD OUT WISELY: Traditional marketing avenues can be costly. But you can generate a healthy dose of buzz without relying on an expensive marketing plan. Face-to-face networking doesnt have to cost you much. Get involved in your community through volunteer programs and social clubs to make partners. Use blogs and social networking sites to your advantage. Facebook and Twitter accounts are free, and provide a great platform for running reward-based promotions and discount announcements. Be active on relevant blogs by commenting on posts. Once youve established yourself as a trusted voice, you can direct attention to your own blog, which you should update daily. Times may be tough, but new avenues can help you grow and market your operation.PAGE B-6 THESTAR JULY 21, 2012 OPINIONS OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell, III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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JULY 21, 2012THE STARPR 1 (StatePoint) Fun and learning can extend beyond the classroom. From music and the arts to organized sports, after-school activities can help kids stay active and make lifelong friends. Here are some great tips to keep kids active and engaged during the afternoon: Sign up early: Many programs fill up fast. Be sure to sign your kids up for programs as soon as possible to ensure their enrollment. Listen to your kids: As much as you would like your child to participate in certain activities, dont push too hard. Let them explore all their options to find activities they actually enjoy doing. Make scheduling convenient: If your child is active, you will be too. Plan activities close to home or school to limit time spent in the car. Whether youre setting up play dates, forming a time-saving carpool or heading up the PTA, mommy calling cards from an online stationery store like Minted.com is a unique way to make an impression, and share your contact information quickly with teachers, coaches and other parents. Go informal: When the weather is nice, consider organizing an impromptu neighborhood bike ride or soccer game. If your child is artistically inclined, invite his or her friends over for craft time. Encourage academic interests: At-home supplies can inspire your child to get excited about learning. A science kit, for example, can be found at any hobby store and will augment lesson plans with fun hands-on experiments. Personalized journals for kids, will encourage your young writer to put pen to paper and compose stories or essays. Dont overschedule: As with everything great in life, moderation is key. With rich, full school days, homework and after-school activities, dont forget to give your kids time to unwind. With the right after-school programming, youll be sure to keep your kids safe, active and happy, long after the bell rings. (StatePoint) The beginning of the school year is a great time to make sure your childrens vaccinations are up-to-date. Informed parents know that immunizations save lives. But even those who vaccinated their babies and toddlers dutifully may not be aware that the recommended vaccination schedule continues through the later teen years. Research published by the American Medical Association found that teenagers age 14 and older were much less likely to see a pediatrician than their younger-adolescent counterparts. But threats to health dont go away just because children are older. We live in a busy world and its easy to forget to make appointments for an annual check-up,Ž says Dr. Robert W. Block, MD, of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Let the new school season be your annual reminder to protect the health of your kids.Ž Here are some crucial vaccination tips and facts for parents of older children and teens: € Check your calendar. When was the last time your child saw a pediatrician? If its been over a year, make an appointment as soon as possible. In advance of the appointment, talk with your child and draw up a list of any concerns or questions t o discuss with the doctor. € Store immunization and other medical records in an easily accessible place and be sure to keep the records current. Bring thi s information to the appointment. When you see your pediatrician, ask directly, What vaccines does my child need at this point?Ž € Be sure to ask about the HPV vaccine, which is recommended for both boys and girls. While protection is most effective for ad olescents ages 11 to 13, older teens who havent yet received the vaccine can benefit from it as well. This cancer-preventing vaccine will safeguard your teens hea lth in the future. € If financial considerations are preventing you from taking your teen in for visits and immunizations, talk with your pediatri cian. He or she may be able to point you toward resources that can offset the costs. € All children ages 11 to 18 should be protected against meningitis, a deadly bacterial infection thats spread easily in close living quarters. If teens are going to boarding school, college or the military, do not delay giving them the vaccine. € Every year, more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized because of the flu and its complications, and 36,000 die. An annual influenza vaccine is an important part of protecting your children. Health authorities including the AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recom mend annual flu vaccine for everyone starting at 6 months of age. Your childrens health plays an important role in their academic success. Make sure you take steps to keep him or her safe from life-threatening dangers and prepare for a healthy school year. Planning After School Activities For Your Kids Make Sure Kids And Teens Are Fully Vaccinated For The School Year Duval County Public Schools’ Calender August 20, 2012 First Day of School

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CelebratetheSummerSafelySummertimeishere!Asyou prepareforsummertimefun, whethertravelingorjustenjoyingtheweatheroutdoors,the Florida/USVIPoison Information Center-Jac ksonvilleurgesyou toremain awarethatsummer poisoninghazardscan threaten yourfamilyshealth. Aschildrenareoutofschoolforthesummer, theymaybespendingmoretimeunsupervisedin or outof doorswith readyaccessto potentiallydangerouspl antsand homeproducts,ŽcautionsDr.JaySchauben, directorofthe Florida/USVIPoison Information Center-Jacksonville. Poison proofyourhomeand outdoorareasbyfollowingafew simpletip storeduce thechanceofaccidentalpoisoningemergencies. However,ifapoison ingemergencydoesoccur, callthePoison Helplineat1-800-222-1222.Ž€Barbequesareasummertime staple.EverysummerthePoison Centerhast odealwith accidentsinvolving charcoallighterfluid.When the lighterfluidisaccidentally swallowed,itisoften aspiratedinto thelungs. Thiscan leadto di fficultyin breathingand lungdamage. Keep these productsintheiroriginalcontainersand preventaccessto thembychildr en.Ifingested,callthePoison Help lineimmediatelyat1-800-2221222 DONOT inducevomitingasthiscan makeitworse.€Food poisoning, acommon occurrenceduringthist ypicallywarmweather,iscaused bybacterialgrowth in certain foods, suchasmayonnaisecontainingproductsoruncooked foods, whentheyarenothandled, cooked orstored properly. Symptomsofthemostcommon typesoffood poisoningmay includenausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrheaand fever. Oneormoreofthesesymptomsusuallydevelop within afewhoursto a fewdaysaftereatingthespoiled food.To staysafe,theFlorida/US VIPoison Information Center-Jack sonville recommendswashingallcount er tops, utensilsand handswith warm, soapywaterpriorto andafterfood preparation;thawingmeatand poultryin therefrigerator;and, avoi ding leavingperishablefood outofthe re frigeratorformorethan two hours.€Whentraveling, storemedications,personal products,insectrepellento rsunscreen, inlocked suitcasesaway fromchildren. Avoid bring ing alongafewpillsŽin unmarked containers asthesemaynotbechild-resi stant and theyareunlabeled astocontentorquantity. Forvisitorsw ho arenotusedtotheactivityofchildren, remind themto properlystorea llpersonalproducts,especiallyprescriptionitems, outofthereachand sightof children.€Alwaysfollowdirectionscarefullywhen usinginsectrepellentsassomep roductsarenotmeantto beapplied to theskin. Onlyapplyinsectrepellentsto exposedskin. When applyingtotheface, sprayontheh andsand rub onto face,beingcarefulto avoidtheeyesand mouth. DONOT sprayon childrenshandsastheytendto rub theireyesand/orplacethei rhandsorfingersin theirmouths. Wash allsprayedareaswith soap a nd water when finished playingoutdoorsbecausether epellentisno longernecessary. Repeated applicationsmaybe dangerous;washskin with soap and waterbeforereapplyingrepellent.€Ifcamping, becarefuloftheunderbrush, asitcouldcontain poisoniv yorstinging/bitinganimals. Remember, Leavesofthree,letitbe.ŽIf someonetouchespoisonivy, immediatelyrinsewith plentyofrunningwaterfor atleast15 minutes. Forpoisonousplantand animalcontact, c all thePoison Helplineat1-800-222-1222 for treatmentinformation.Foranypoisoningemergenciesorforpoison-relatedquestions,callthePoisonHelplinetollfree,24hours aday,at1-800-222-1222,anda uniquely qualifiedandtrainedSpecialist inPoisonInformationwill immediately respond Programthenumberintoyourphoneforquick accessordownloadthefreeiPhone App at www.aapcc.org..JULY 21, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 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 1-800-429-2144 to learn more about ADTs systems and the companys free offers and guarantees. Then enjoy your summer with increased peace of mind.

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JULY 21, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 (StatePoint) From tiny closets to rude roommates, dormitory living can have its pitfalls. But students can get a handle on some dorm room dilemmas even before setting foot on campus this fall. These great tips will help make the dorm room or off-campus apartment experience more comfortable: Shopping Prep Avoid purchasing items the school provides or prohibits. Find your schools dos and donts at www.bedbathandbeyond.com/shopforcollege, by selecting Find My College.Ž Use free tools like a checklist or online registry to coordinate with future roommates on styles, colors and who will be bringing what items for community use. Opt for retailers that have college students in mind this time of year and are offering special services. For example, Bed Bath & Beyonds free service, Shop Here, Pick up There,Ž lets students shop for dorm room essentials at a store near home and pick up everything at a store near campus. Use their college checklist and take advantage of in-store experts to stay organized and within budget. Using smart resources for college-bound students can make a potentially challenging living situation more comfortable,Ž says Jessica Joyce, a spokesperson for the retailer. Maximize Space Space is limited in the dorms. Create space under the bed, over the door and in the closet. Bed risers, storage cubes and rolling drawer carts are simple ways to cram all that stuff in small spaces. Double hanging rods and ultra slim hangers with accessory bars, like Real Simples Slimline Hangers, can maximize closets. Shower & Primp Due to lines in the community bathroom, students should never save showering until the last minute. Use a shower caddy to easily transport toiletries down the hall. Remember, this isnt a private spa, bring a bathrobe and flip flops for trips to the shower. Girls should bring essential hair styling tools like the Conair Infiti Pro Hair Dryer and You Wave Ultra Waver. Guys should bring their own shavers like the Philips Norelco Style Shaver to look fresh for class. Bed Guide 101 A great nights sleep is crucial to a young scholar. Night owls and morning larks alike will find a friend in ear plugs and sleep masks to shut out light and sound from roommates. Upgrade a drab room and the school-issued bed by layering on a stylish comforter set and add support to a standard six-inch mattress with a memory foam topper or featherbed. Mattresses are reused year in and year out. Guard the mattress against the scary past with a lab-tested bed bug and odor fighting tool like the Allergy Luxe Bed Bug Mattress Protector. Your Technology Remember, outlets are limited in most dorm rooms, so consider streamlining with multi-purpose gadgets. The iHome Clock Radio for example lets you listen to iPods, iPhones, or the radio, set an alarm for class, or charge devices. Multiply outlet access with an adjustable surge protector that reaches around furniture and corners, such as the Quirky Pivot Power Surge Protector. Check out www.bedbathandbeyond.com/shopforcollege for more tips on solving dorm room woes. Tips To Solve Dorm Room Dilemmas

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Suspects with Drugs Flee After Traffic StopA man and a woman were arrested after committing a series of crimes that happened after a traffic stop. An alert deputy at 5:12 p.m., observed 31year-old Jennifer Anne Shim, who police say did not have a valid drivers license, driving a green Buick. The deputy followed her and saw 41-yearold Kalim Nyabinghi Miller throw something out of the window. The deputy then pulled the vehicle over near an intersection. When the two got out of the vehicle, Shim dropped her purse before they both fled. The deputy started chasing them but was unable to locate them. The deputy returned to Shims vehicle and waited for backup. A search of Shims purse that was dropped near the vehicle turned up three hypodermic needles and two silver spoons with residue. Moments later, deputies heard a noise coming from inside a home and saw Miller run into a shed by breaking a window. Miller was ordered to come out, but he refused. When backup arrived, They grabbed Miller and pulled him out. Shim was also found inside. A search was conducted and two hypodermic needles and a glass smoking pipe with cocaine residue were found where they were standing. A search of Shim located another needle in her bra. That needle and the ones in her purse all tested positive for opiates, including the needle that Miller threw from the car earlier. Shim was taken to prison while Miller was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries from the broken glass in the shed door. He was taken to jail after as well. Both were charged with burglary, possession of cocaine, possession of opiates, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, and resisting arrest. Shim was additionally charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, and is being held on an outstanding warrant for theft. Warrants for Miller include failure to appear, and violating a court order. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star JULY 21, 2012THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Woman Arrested for Shooting Death A woman was arrested for shooting and killing another who had stopped at a traffic light. According to reports, 20-year-old Juanita Jordan, was seen pulling out a handgun and firing a single shot into a vehicle, which had just come to a stop at a traffic light. In the vehicle was 26-year-old Marvette Littles with her boyfriend and their infant child. The bullet entered the vehicle through the rear passenger window into Littles chest. Jordan was seen by witnesses running towards a shopping center, then towards a night club. Littles boyfriend was said to have then driven to the hospital where Littles died. Police were able to identify Jordan as the shooter after receiving tips. When questioned, she claimed that she started shooting in self-defense. Littles boyfriend told police that they have had no prior interaction with Jordan. The motive for the shooting remains unclear. Jordan was arrested and will be charged with murder/non-negligent homicide. Juanita Jordan Kalim Miller Jennifer Shim

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C&J 2THE STARJULY 21, 2012 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Rape RAPE is an act of violence. It is an attempt to control and degrade using sex as a weapon. RAPE can happen to anyone -children, students, wives, mothers, working women, grandmothers, the rich and poor, and boys and men. RAPISTS can be anyone -classmates, co-workers, a neighbor or delivery person, ugly or attractive, outgoing or shy, often a friend or family member. RAPISTS rape again and again, until caught. Use Your Head! € Be alert! Walk with confidence and purpose. € Be aware of your surroundings -know who's out there and what's going on. € Don't let alcohol or other drugs cloud your judgment. € Trust your instincts. If a situation or place makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, leave! When the Unthinkable Happens € How should you handle a rape attempt? It depends on your physical and emotional state, the situation, the rapist's personality. There are no hard and fast, right or wrong, answers, surviving is the goal. € Try to escape. Scream. Be rude. Make noise to discourage your attacker from following. € Talk, stall for time, and assess your options. € If the rapist has a weapon, you may have no choice but to submit. Do whatever it takes to survive. € If you decide to fight back, you must be quick and effective. Target the eyes or groin. Surviving Rape € Report rape or any sexual assault to the police or rape crisis center. The sooner you tell, the greater the chances the rapist will be caught. € Preserve all physical evidence. Don't shower, bathe, change clothes, douche, or throw any clothing away until the police or rape counselor say it's okay. € Go to a hospital emergency room or your own doctor for medical care immediately. Don't go alone. Ask a friend or family member to go with you or call a rape crisis center or school counselor. € Get counseling to help deal with feelings of anger, helplessness, fear, and shame caused by rape. It helps to talk to someone about the rape, whether it happened last night, last week, or years ago. € Remember, rape is not your fault. Do not accept blame for being an innocent victim. If Someone You Know Has Been Raped € Believe her/him. € Don't blame the victim. € Offer support, patience, and compassion to help the rape victim work through the crisis, heal, and emerge a survivor. Your Safety Three Juveniles Fill Two Backpacks with ClothingThree juveniles were arrested after stealing and filling up two backpacks full of clothing, valuing up to $326. Wal-Mart security contacted police at 12:20 p.m. concerning three juveniles in the store ripping tags off clothing and stuffing the clothes in two backpacks they stole from inside the store. Dayshon Lasheya Carr, 17, and Alex Rose Davis, 16, exited the store with one backpack and were stopped in the parking lot. Dayshon dropped the backpack and took off running and was not located. Davis was taken back into the store and the third suspect, Victoria Treshawn Carr, 16, was located inside Wal-Mart with the second backpack. Davis and Victoria were arrested and taken to jail. At 5:45 p.m., deputies located Dayshon at her home and arrested her. All three were booked then released to their parents. All three suspects were charged with felony grand theft. Dayshon Carr Victoria Carr Alex Davis Florida Child Car Seat LawsFlorida law requires children under 5 years of age to be properly restrained no matter where they are seated in the vehicle. Children through age 3 must be secured in a separate carrier (child safety seat) or in a vehicle manufacturer's integrated child safety seat. For children ages 4 5, a separate carrier, an integrated child safety seat, or a safety belt may be used. If a safety belt does not fit the child correctly, a booster seat should be used to correctly position the lap and shoulder belts once they outgrow forward facing child safety seats (generally at about 40 pounds and 4 years old). Children from approximately 40-80 pounds and under 4'9" in height should ride in a booster seat. Infants must ride rear-facing until they are at least one year old and weigh 20 pounds or more. Rear-facing, the infant should be semi-upright at an angle or no more than 45 degrees. A forward-facing older child should ride sitting upright. Never place a child in a child safety seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. Always use the back seat. Violation of the child restraint law carries a fine of $60 and 3 points on the driving record.

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Man Stole Friends Identity for 30 Years and Also Served Time Under Friends Name San Francisco, CAPolice say Gregory Harville, 58, stole the identification of his friend for over 30 years, which the victim only recently found out about. Harville used his identity to get money, a job, driving license, credit cards, welfare assistance, and dental and health insurance. He even got traffic tickets and served some time in jail under the identity of his friend. The matter finally came to the attention of police when the victim said he was told that he had been denied health benefits when he already had insurance. The victim also lived in Detroit, Michigan, but police say he had a huge criminal record in California, where he has never been. Harville was arrested and he faces charges including identity theft, forgery, and perjury. Woman Gets Pregnant with Teenager She Met Online Richmond, VA23-year-old Jessica M. Thompson was said to have started a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy that she met on a social networking site called MySpace. She told police that he had told her that he was 18-years-old. As she got to know him better, she learned of his real age. The relationship continued until Thompson became pregnant. According to reports, DNA testing confirmed the juvenile as the father of Thompsons child. Thompson was arrested and charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, a class B felony. She remains on $10,000 bond. JULY21, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Three Felons Use Stroller with Baby to Steal Nike Shoes Three convicted felons were arrested after stealing $545 worth of Nike Shoes. Police received a call from security of a Kohls store about the three observed suspects: Sara Lynn Landis, 29; Michael Paul Anderson, 31; and Adam James Shartle, 27. They were reported stealing seven pairs of shoes and putting them in a baby stroller with Landis 18-month-old son. The security told them to come back to the store, but they refused. They continued to a vehicle and Landis jerked the baby from his stroller causing him to cry. She then tossed him through the driver side window where there was no one to catch him. The security officer yelled at Landis to stop hurting the child. At that time Shartle got out of the rear of the car and threw a pair of shoes striking the security officer in the head. All three got into the car and fled the parking lot, but were soon tracked down and arrested. According to records, Landis has had 17 bookings and 45 records, while Anderson has had 16 bookings and 29 records. Both were charged with grand theft and resisting a merchant during retail theft. Landis was also charged with child abuse. Shartle has had 15 bookings and 31 records and was charged with battery. Burglars Try to Break into Home Through Doggie Door Two men were arrested after they tried to break into an occupied home through a doggie door. The owner of the home called police at about 5 p.m. about a burglary in progress. Police said two men identified as Occossio Lamonz Nettles, 18, and Anthony Eugene Blue-Rogers, 24, came into a fenced back yard and tried to break into the back of the home through the doggie door. Police say both men fled after being spotted and additional officers were requested for assistance. When more officers arrived, Nettles was found nearby and Blue-Rogers was found shortly after with the help of a police dog. Both men were arrested and face felony charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling. Blue-Rogers also faces a charge of resisting an officer without violence, a misdemeanor. Both were later released from jail. Nude Man Crashes Truck Into Mall and Steals Clothes Dallas, TXWitnesses saw a pickup truck head straight through the double doors of a shopping center and several kiosks inside. He continued on until he drove into a Champs Sports store, where he dressed himself with socks and a pair of Nike Jordan sneakers. Police arrived and arrested him. Paramedics were present as well and wheeled him into an ambulance, which took him to a hospital for evaluation. Police arent sure what the motives were for 35-year-old Arthur Walker, but they said that they had received reportings earlier about a man leaving his home naked in a truck. Walker later told police that an acquaintance had passed him a cigarette laced with PCP, which made him passs out. When he woke up, he found that the man he was with was gone and for some reason, he thought the world was ending. When he ended up in Champs to put clothes on, he said he looked up at the sky and waited for Jesus to come down. Walker has apologized for the incident and this was just a bad PCP trip. He stated that this would never happen again and that he was not a crazy man. Walker has been charged with burglary and is being held without bond. According to reports, he has been previously arrested on suspicion of assault, evading arrest, and possession of marijuana. Nobody was hurt. Occossio Nettles Eugene Blue-Rogers

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C&J 4THE STARJULY 21, 2012 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: Keenon D. Coker Age: 17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 7/06/12 Name: Sequoia Gray Age: 17 Weight: 290 lbs Last seen: 6/12/12 Name: Tressica S. Lee Age: 17 Weight: 152 lbs Last seen: 4/24/12 Name: Trendale Moody Age: 16 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 7/05/12 Name: Sydonnie Stephenson Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 6/21/12MOSTWANTED Burglary SuspectAt 7:37 a.m., police responded to a home in reference to a burglary. Among the items that were stolen from the victims residence was a credit card that was later used at an ATM by a black male wearing a black hoodie style sweatshirt and black baseball cap. 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:Carlton Eugene BakerOffense:Traffic in Stolen Property, Commercial Fraud Name: Edourd A. Assamoi Offense:Aggravated Assault w/Weapon, No Intent to Kill Name: Jeffrey BarronOffense: Aggravated Stalk/Credible Threat Name: Toney J. Becton Offense:Felony Battery



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Many will first remember Pentecostal Pastor Juanita Bynum and her beautiful million dollar wedding, aired on television. It was so encouraing to young Black females who had dreamed of such a fairy tale wedding but saw no hope until they watched Pastor Bynum in her beautiful wedding dress and the very elegant wedding. They sort of lost hope when a few years later they saw pictures of her bruised body as a result of a fight with her husband on the parking lot of an Atlanta hotel. Of all the celebs that are coming out of the closet lately, the last one you would expect to do so would be pastor Juanita Bynum. But then again, pastors are doing all kinds of crazy things these days and in all days past. Bynum, during an interview on V-103, admitted that shes been around the block, getting with all kinds of men, sleeping with women, doing drugs and having a life that appears to be as wild as another prominent, wealthy Atlanta pastor we know. Wait, you probably know a few wealthy Atlanta pastors who fit that description. New studies done in Italy, shows that people who get less than six hours of sleep per night have an increased risk of dying early. The study showed a 12 percent increase for early deaths for those who sleep the regular hours a day. The study shows that those with little sleep develop diabetes, obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol. The researchers felt that there is a relationship between less sleep and illness due to hormonal and metabolical mechanisms. The study also found a link between those who sleep more than nine hours per night and premature death. However, the researchers felt that oversleeping is more likely to be because of illness. The researchers said that doctors never ask a patient how much sleep do they get, however. There was no adverse effects for those sleeping between six and eight hours per day. www.thefloridastar.com 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 or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, Or Credit CardsAccepted ad@thefloridastar.com NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER I N S I D E Church..........................A-2 Talk of the Town..............A-4 Area News/Ent............A-5/A-6 Caribbean..............A-7 Local.....................B-1 Columns...................B-2 Sports....................B-4 Editorial/Opinion.B6 Classified & Business... B-7 Crime&Justice.Front Section Prep Rap........Back Section Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 JULY 21 JULY 27, 2012 VOL. 62 NO. 14 50 CENTS An Award Winning Publication, serving you since 1951. Rated A by theBetter Business Bureau Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com Read The Florida and Georgia S tar Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio T alk Show.WWW.thefloridastar.comStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star!(904) 766-8834Still Number One!Dont Forget Your Copy! Too Much or Too Little Sleep Could Cause Early Death TALK OF the TOWN A-4 Africa Night Gala and Silent Auction Crime &Justice Sports B-4 Our Youth Prep Rap Pastor Juanita Bynum Admits to Sleeping with Women President Obama in Jacksonville NAACP Leads Rally for Marissa Hundreds marched to new court house to show support for Marissa Alexander, including Martin Luther King, III. See page B-1 for more Congresswoman stepping off Airforce with umbrella protection from the rain. To the right:President Obama greeting city and state officials. Pastorcontinued on A-3 Brewster Hospital: A Landmark of Service to the Jacksonville CommunityBy Glorious Johnson I would like to thank Mayor Brown, his staff, the Brewster Nurses, Ms. Liz Means (deceased), Mrs. Vera Cruz (deceased) and Mrs. Diane Melendez, who played a major part in working for over 10 years to save the historic Brewster Nursing Hospital and School, and everyone in attendance for this event. As a native of Jacksonville who believes in preserving ones history, I am elated about the marker that will designate this historic building. During my time in City Hall, it took years to make this building a reality. This historic building that was about to be destroyed by developers, is now a great part of our history. This entire area was once known as The LaVilla, with businesses, homes, movie theaters, and people of the African American Community. It was a vibrant downtown community. Funds were made available during in the 1990s to restore this community and make it a tourist attraction for our visitors and the people of Jacksonville. It was planned to be the Harlem of the South, but that was quickly changed and the restoration became the demolition of this entire community. Brewster Continued Page A-3

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Barbara Lee, 69, died July 10, 2012. ADAMS, Ella Mae Lexington, 96, died July 12, 2012. BACON, Roosevelt H., died July 11, 2012. BADMAN, Louis James, 90, died July 12, 2012. BAGWELL, June, 76, died July 10, 2012. BAILEY, Lloyd Francis, III, died July 12, 2012. BLAKE-KHALID, Bertha, 52, died July 12, 2012. BOEHM, Thomas, died July 12, 2012. BRANTLEY, Anthony Mizell, died July 9, 2012. BROWN, Dotherine P., 92, died July 10, 2012. BROWN, Evelyn Helen, died July 10, 2012. BROWN, Osbourne B., died July 13, 2012. BURNETT, Efird, 90, died July 11, 2012. CALLAHAN, Margaret Mae, died July 10, 2012. CALLENDER, Warren, 80, died July 11, 2012. CAMERON, Marie Steele, 90, died July 10, 2012. CAMPBELL, Louis Fred, 69, died July 11, 2012. CAMPBELL Lyn, 69, died July 13, 2012. CERRATO, Leonard A., 72, died July 12, 2012. CHURCH, Bill, 82, died July 10, 2012. COLE, Maria, 89, died July 10, 2012. COOK, Leda, 49, died July 11, 2012. DAVIS Lorenza, died July 10, 2012. DEAS, Martha Edith, 84, died July 13, 2012. DOWDELL, Dollie Mae, died July 14, 2012. EDWARDS, Kenneth Gilbert, Sr., 84, died July 11, 2012. EZELL, Betty, 83, died July 12, 2012. FONDREN, Donald, 57, died July 13, 2012. FOURAKER, Barry Woodrow, 49, died July 11, 2012. GALVIN, Grace Brown, died July 10, 2012. JOHNSON, Glenda G., 73, died July 11, 2012. JOHNSON, Linda Diane, 55, died July 10, 2012. LAMAR, Catherine, died July 10, 2012. LEWIS, Mabel L., 86, died July 10, 2012. LOREN, Winnie, 72, died July 10, 2012. McCOY, William C. Bill, Sr., 80, died July 13, 2012. MURPHY, William Edwin, died July 11, 2012. NOLAN, Thomas Joseph, 70, died July 12, 2012. PASCHALL, Homer A., 80, died July 10, 2012. PEARSON, Wallace Edward Ike, died July 10, 2012. SHEPPARD, Avon, died July 13, 2012. STEPHEN, William Howard, Sr., 64, died July 11, 2012. STOPPELBEIN, Milton Fritz, Jr., 72, died July 11, 2012. STRIGLERS William Eugene, III, died July 11, 2012. SWORDS, Christopher, died July 12, 2012. TRACY, Nathaniel, 91, died July 11, 2012. TRANKINA, Leonard V., Sr., died July 12, 2012. WALLS, Peter Timothy, 38, died July 10, 2012. WELLS, David Emory, 74, died July 10, 2012. WILSON, Brenda Sue, 58, died July 10, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS FARLEY, Michael T., 59, died July 11, 2012. FOREMAN, Bennie L., died July 12, 2012. GREEN, Magalene Butler, died July 11, 2012. JOHNSON, Glenda G., died July 11, 2012. NICHOLAS, Jason Clark, 40, died July 12, 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 JULY 21, 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. "IN MY SPRITE" is a hilarious Christian Comedy, written by Barry S. McLeod. Enjoy a rib-cracking fun time with Mother Bertha as she gets revenge against her evil son-in-law! When prayers go up -God sends His blessings down. Directed & produced by Barry S. McLeod. At Lawtey Community School 22703 Park Street Lawtey, Fl., 5pm on September 29, 2012. Advance Tickets 12.00 / 15.00 at the door. Please call 904.782.3477 for more information. 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 Committee for Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr. Appreciation Day Celebration is asking all his friends and the community to come out and support The Community Get Out To Vote Cook Out August 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church 723 W. 4th Street Jacksonville, Florida 32209. A great program has been planed, The Honorable Adrian G Soud, Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Florida will be our Guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. We expect 250 300 hundred supporters to come out and participate. So Please come causal, we want to enjoy each other and go to the polls and vote August 5, 2012. We will have plenty of food to serve. TEENS IN TRANSITION Friday, July 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. A Night of Prophetic Worship, to be held at Solid Rock Deliverance, 3636 Old Kings Rd., Jacksonville, FL. Call 813-531-2415 of visit us at www.teensintransition.net PUBLIC NOTICE Archer Western Contractors, LLC.Invitation to Bid City of St. Augustine, FL Bid ID GS2012-02 Municipal Marina Breakwater Construction Project, St. Augustine, FL Bid Due Date (Subcontractors/Suppliers): July 11th, 2012 (BEFORE 5 PM) Fax Quotes to (813) 849-7582Archer Western Contractors, LLC. is soliciting quotes from qualified WBE/MBE suppliers / subcontractors for the following scopes of work: marina and site utilities, electric, water, sewer, concrete floating docks, communication, and others not specifically mentioned.Plans can be viewed in our plan room at:Archer Western4343 Anchor Plaza Pkwy, Suite 155, Tampa, FL 33634 or go to our online plan room at the following link: https://sharepoint.walshgroup.com/jobsites/fl/regional/bids/default.aspx Username: awflsubs@awflsubs.com Password: Archer1$ Quotes will be evaluated on scope, price, experience, financial condition and other pertinent factors. EOEM/F Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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JULY 21, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 Pastorcontinued from A-1 Bynum made her morning confessions on the show, Frank & Wanda in the Morning. While they expected that the highly-respected Juanita Bynum would give them an interview worth remembering, its hard to imagine that they expected all of this. The last time the world thought anything about Bynum was when she claimed to have been beaten by her ex-husband, Bishop Thomas Weeks. At that time, Bynum drew the ire of millions by immediately proclaiming herself to be the new face of domestic violence. The interesting thing is that we havent seen her face much since, so maybe she scrapped the whole domestic violence, self-promotion topic all together. Ive been there and Ive done it all. I did the drugs, Ive been with men, Ive been with women. All of it, Bynum said on the air, leading to the jaw drops of everyone in the room were sure. Host Frank Ski asked Bynum again if she really said what he thought she said, and Bynum replied: Its not a line, its my life! Continuing on her path as a spiritual motivational speaker, Bynum then says that she makes her confessions in an effort to take responsibility for her choices. I took full responsibility in every area because every choice that I made, nobody put a gun to my head, she said. These were my choices and I made these choices due to a lack of wisdom. Since we are all taught forgiveness in church and that no one is perfect, we fully expect that people will overlook this little glitch in their spiritual leader. But when we consider whats been happening in Atlanta in the area of sexuality, its hard not to wonder what might be going on. A recent survey on the sexual choices of African Americans gives serious rea son for alarm because it seems that the black church is not having enough honest conversations about safe sex. BrewsterContinued from A-1 Brewster was built so that African American women who were denied the opportunity to study in the field of nursing in the white schools and hospitals. The great fire of 1901 destroyed the downtown area but, Brewster was untouched and the nurses of the school helped the entire city. The Brewster nurses did not care who you were or the color of your skin. The African American nurses were there to help the injured people who were hurt in the fires. These nurses were heroic in saving many lives. Preserve America Communities are committed to preserving their past by using their heritage to build a better future, said Wayne Donaldson, chairman of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). It is good news for the nation when communities demonstrate that they want to enjoy and share the economic, educational, environmental, and sustainability benefits preservation provides, while creating more vibrant and desirable places to live, work and visit. It is therefore necessary that those who make decisions about our historic resources elected officials, property owners, developers, investors, understand the economic contributions of historic preservation. Historic preservation is good for the local economy. From this large and growing body of research, that was initiated in June 2011 by the Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the positive impact of historic preservation on the economy has been documented in six broad areas: 1) jobs, 2) property values, 3) heritage tourism, 4) environmental impact, 5) social impact, and 6) downtown revitalization. By protecting our historic resources we are honoring the investments of our grandparents. But at the same time we are helping create a healthy economy for our grandchildren.

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR JULY 21, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Jacksonville Hosts 56 th Annual Sister Cities International Conference.Citizen diplomats from the U.S. and around the world were in Jacksonville last week to attend the 56 th Annual Conference of Sister Cities International. The three-day event provided participants with the opportunity to attend interactive seminars, hear from award winning sister city programs, and develop new strategies to expand their global reach. Over 300 individuals from 20 countries, including mayors, elected officials, city managers, business executives, educators, and non-profit and community leaders were in attendance. Mayor Alvin Brown welcomed the group at a reception at Epping Forest. Attendees heard from Sister Cities International staff, government officials, and career service professionals on subjects covering economic development, strategies for building networks through social media, the use of technology to connect members across the miles, and new opportunities in Africa. Several sessions were aimed at youth participation, such as the benefit of being heard through non-profit board participation, deciding the right field of study for careers in global relationships and business, and how to start youth programs. Among the keynote speakers was Goli Ameri, Former Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State and Executive Board Member, Strengthening Americas Global Engagement, who discussed The New Era for Citizen Diplomacy. In the African workshop, Kenyan James Shikwati of Eastern Africa Sister Cities discussed the groups goal to be the regional organization providing leadership training and workshops using the Sister Cities partnership model to improve service delivery within East Africa and among other African nations. According to Shikwati, there is a growing trend of African nations investing among themselves in the areas of banking, mobile telecommunication, education, hospitality, technology, service industry, and building and construction. Also presenting in the Africa forum were Prince Kwame Kludjeson, CEO of Accra, Ghana based Africa Global Sister Cities Foundation, which facilitates sister city partnerships between West African cities and its counterparts in the U. S., Europe, and Asia, and Boubker Mazoz, President and Founder of Sister Cities Africa in Casablanca, Morocco. Sister Cities International facilitates nearly 2,000 partnerships in 136 countries on six continents between 600 communities in the United States with similar municipalities abroad. Sister Cities International represents citizen diplomats who work tirelessly to promote the organizations mission of creating world peace and cultural understanding through economic and sustainable development programs, youth and education projects, arts and culture, and humanitarian assistance. Jacksonville Sister City Association (JSCA) has eight Sister cities: Curitiba, Brazil; Bahia Blanca, Argentina; Changwon City, South Korea; Murmansk, Russia; Nantes, France; Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, South Africa; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Yingkou, China as well as those in three Friendship cities in China: Ningbo, Shaoxing and Suzhou.Africa Night Gala and Silent AuctionNelson Mandela Bay Committee of JSCA held its annual Africa Night Gala and Silent Auction in the Jacksonville Main Library Conference Center The celebration was well attended with most party-goers in elegant, traditional garb of various African nations. This years party coincided with the closing day of Sister Cities Internationals Conference in Jacksonville. Special guests attending from Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, were Councillor Babalwa Lobishe and Ms. Nwabisa Nkume Also in attendance were Mayors Francis Ganyaglo Komla and Ebenezer Akuoko-Frimpong of Ghana ; Saibu B. Bafunsho, CEO, Justice and Equity Organization Lagos, Nigeria; Carla D. Walker, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Sister Cities International ; and Boubker Mazoz, President and Founder, Sister Cities Africa, Casablanca, Morocco Earlier this year the Nelson Mandela Bay Committee received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which enabled them to buy and outfit a mobile clinic for Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. A delegation from NMBC traveled to South Africa for the dedication. They included: Ronald Johnson, Chairman, NMBC and members Pam and Luther Quarles, Tina Daniels, and Marsha Phelts. A sumptuous menu of foods from South Africa tangerine ginger chicken and garlic string beans, East Africa Jollof rice, North Africa sauted lamb, and West Africa curry goat were prepared and catered by Martha Aduibaje Davis of Marthas Kitchen. Angela Spears, Special Assistant to Mayor Alvin Brown, was Mistress of Ceremonies. Guests danced the night away to traditional African music spun by DJ Spotless Doctor. The Nelson Mandela Bay Committee is a membership organization which meets the second Monday of each month at Jacksonville City Hall, 3 rd Floor Conference Room, 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit the JSCA website at www.jsca.org. Dr. Abdulai Salifu, Tamale Polytechnic, Tamale, Ghana Left to right: Luther Quarles, Pam Quarles, and Brenda Frinks Megha Swamy, Sister Cities International discussing "Utilizing Technology to Connect Members Across the Miles" NMBC member, Marsha Phelts, volunteering at SCI Conference Sitting, left to right: Ms. Nwabisa Nkume, Ronald Johnson, Chairman, Nelson Mandela Bay Committee, Councillor Babalwa Lobishe, and Tina Daniels, NMBC member. Standing, left to right: Darrell G. Smith, V.P. Marketing,The Africa Channel, and Tunde Durosomo, Mayor's Office of Econ. Dev., Wilimington, Delaware Left to right: Mayor Francis Ganyaglo Komla, Patrick Nnaemeka Ubajaka, Chairman, Nnewi North Local Govt., Nnewi, Nigeria, Nwando Amako Enemo, Medical Officer, Awka South Land Government, Awka, Nigeria, and Stephanie Symphorosa Keri-Uzor, Deputy Director, Ministry of Local Government, Anambra State, Awka, Nigeria James Shikwati, Boubker Mazoz, and Prince Kwame Kludjeson Charles and Resa Michaeux Carla D. Walker, Board of Directors,Sister Cities International Hibiscus Afro-Caribbean Groove Ok Sun and Volume Burks Left to right: Brenda Frinks, Nwabisa Nkume, Frances Bradley, and Ok Sun Burks Gloria Groomes and Friends Ronald Johnson with mother-inlaw, Mrs. Young

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JULY 21, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-5Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. The Jacksonville MOLES Jack and Jill of America, Inc. ceremony. Betty Asque Davis daughter, Michelle Davis Singleton, rightAs the Sun Rises, So It Sets.My mother, the late Thomasina Cornelia Calhoun, was a P.K. (preachers kid). Her father, Rev. Thomas Cornelius Calhoun (yep, she was named for him), was pastor of the church now known as Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. As a young adult, she converted to Catholicism. Thus, my brother and I were born into the Catholic Church. When I think back on my childhood days as a communicant of Church of the Crucifixion Catholic Church, I remember the young couples who attended Mass and watched as they began their families. One of those couples was Betty and Carl Davis. I remember Mikki and Jimmy as babies. I thought they looked so much alike, they could be twins. I was more familiar with Lorn during his days at Holy Cross in Worchester, Massachusetts (pronounced Wooster, which I learned from Betty) when Betty and Carl would fly to his basketball games, or fly him home for school break. At her funeral, Lorn gave closing remarks which listed all the wins of knowing his mother. It was touching as one realized these were his and the familys memories of Betty. As he spoke, I reflected on my wins with her. She encouraged me to attend Blueprint for Leadership, the non-profit board training program, which she coordinated for Volunteer JAX (now known as Hands on Jacksonville). Perhaps the greatest win came with her call one July morning last year, when she knew it was time to take life easier, and asked, Would you be interested in writing the column (Socially Speaking) for The Florida Star? Her daughter, Mikki, told me that she got the call first at a typical time for her mother, about 5:00 a.m.! Her mother told her that spirit told her it was time to give up the column. She asked Mikki, Who who should we get to write it? Mikki was still thinking about it when Betty called back to say, I know who should write the column. Frances Calhoun Bradley! I am deeply honored. I did not talk to Betty every day. When I needed her, she was only a phone call, email, or text message away as she mentored me through the first weeks of this column. I, like others who knew this dynamic woman, will always remember the drawl that was unique to her, the contralto timbre of her speaking voice (Mikki sounds like her), and the spirit of giving that was Betty Asque Davis. To the family of our friend Betty Asque Davis, she was and will always be, Socially Speaking, the TALK OF THE TOWN!Memorial Ceremonies for Betty Asque Davis were conducted by The Jacksonville MOLES, The Jacksonville Chapter of Links, Incorporated, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Betty was initiated into AKA, Beta Alpha Chapter, at Florida A&M University. She was a member of Jacksonvilles Gamma Rho Omega Chapter. Photos courtesy of Frank M. Powell, III Frances Bradley, Betty Asque Davis, Carl Davis, and Volume Burks

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ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENTPAGE A-6 THE STAR JULY 21, 2012 2012 McDonalds 365Black Awards Celebrities Pack Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans for McDonalds 365Black AwardsRecording artists Melaine Fiona, Eric Benet, others perform during the star-studded ceremonyEntertainers, professional athletes, political figures and hundreds of citizens from across the nation packed the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans today for the 2012 McDonalds 365Black Awards, an annual event honoring outstanding AfricanAmericans who are making positive contributions to the community. Hundreds of guests attended the ninth annual ceremony honoring multi-platinum and 10-time GRAMMY winning recording artist Chaka Khan ; global humanitarian, best-selling inspirational author/entrepreneur Bishop T.D. Jakes ; GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamia and husband, All-Star NBA player, Grant Hill ; teenage medical innovator Tony Hansberry, II; youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector; and McDonalds owner/operators, Tina and Harold Lewis. Helping others and giving back are critical components to making our community stronger, and it was moving to witness the number of celebrities and community members who supported the event, said Chaka Khan, founder of The Chaka Khan Foundation I am humbled I was chosen to receive the 365Black Award with such an amazing group of individuals who also embrace community service. I commend McDonalds for their ongoing efforts to make community service a priority. Khan closed the ceremony with a surprise performance. Singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius national television journalist Roland Martin, entertainment correspondent Janell Snowden and R&B singer Tank were among celebrities on-hand at the ceremony hosted by actor Laz Alonso GRAMMY winning gospel star Fred Hammond, GRAMMY-nominated artists Melanie Fiona and Eric Benet, and hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh also performed to help pay tribute to the honorees. We remain steadfast in our commitment to recognize and celebrate people who are doing significant work for the community, said Rob Jackson U.S. marketing director, McDonalds USA. From what our operators do in their local communities to our efforts around the globe, McDonalds supports multiple programs that help build feelings of pride and inclusion and work to make our communities stronger. McDonalds 365Black Awards launched in 2003 as an extension of McDonalds 365Black platform, created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of AfricanAmericans year-round. This years event was hosted as a prelude to the ESSENCE Music Festival weekend. About McDonalds McDonalds USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States offering a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonalds 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonalds U.S. restaurants. For more information on our U.S. business, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds ) and Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds ) for updates on our business, promotions and menu items. To learn more about the global company, please visit www.aboutmcdonalds.com and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/mcdon aldscorp ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/mcdonaldscorp ). The ninth annual McDonalds 365Black Awards ceremony was held at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans on July 6. The McDonalds 365Black Awards are given annually to salute outstanding individuals who are committed to making positive contributions that strengthen the African-American community. Photo Credit: Alstek Photography GRAMMY award-winning recording artist and 2012 McDonald s 365Black Award honoree Chaka Khan owned the spotlight at the ninth annual ceremony, held for the first time at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, in New Orleans on July 6. Chaka Khan shares the spotlight on the red carpet with fellow honorees, teenage medical innovator Tony Hansberry, II, and youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin poses on the red carpet with Ronald McDonald before attending the McDonalds 365Black Awards. GRAMMY -nominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamia and husband, NBA player Grant Hill Rev. Al Sharpton walked the red carpet with youth empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector before presenting her with the McDonalds 365Black Award. Global humanitarian and best-selling inspirational author Bishop T.D. Jakes accepts the McDonalds 365Black Award GRAMMY -nominated R&B singer/songwriter Tamia and husband, NBA player Grant Hill, accept the McDonalds 365Black Award Singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius poses on the red carpet GRAMMY -nominated recording artist Eric Benet poses on the red carpet Actor Laz Alonso hosted the ninth annual McDonalds 365Black Awards Youth empowerment activist and 2012 McDonalds 365Black Award honoree Mary-Pat Hector poses on the red carpet Multi-talented rapper/actress MC Lyte poses on the red carpet GRAMMY -nominated recording artist Melanie Fiona performed during the ninth annual McDonald s 365Black Awards Rapper/actor Play of the hip-hop duo Kid n Play poses on the red carpet with Ronald McDonald GRAMMY -winning recording artist Q Parker of 112 poses on the red carpet R&B recording artist Tank poses on the red carpet

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JULY 21, 2012 THESTAR PRE-OLYMPICSSPECIALEDITION Caribbean Track Athletes Ready Themselves For Olympics As All Eyes Will Be On The IslandsPAGEA-7 Bahamas Issues Commemorative Stamps To Mark 2012 Olympics By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor The standards have been set, the records have been broken and all eyes are on the islands of the Caribbean as athletes, particularly those from Jamaica and The Bahamas, hit the tracks in London for the 2012 Olympics. And while household names like Jamaicas Usain Bolt have flustered fans by getting beaten by teammate Yohan Blake at nationals, several new names are on the roster to represent respective countries. Here are a few track stars from the region to keep an eye out for. BAHAMAS:New commemorative stamps to mark the 2012 London Olympic Games were issued by the Post Office Department. According to the Post Office Department the release of this special Games stamps "was a wonderful way for us to show the athletes, coaches, executives of the various sporting disciplines how much we as a nation appreciate their commitment and determination for their success in the various sporting disciplines. The 2012 Olympic Games are the third to be held in London. In 1908 the games were scheduled to be held in Rome, but the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906 led to them being to London. The 1944 Olympics were also to have been held in London, but were deferred to 1948 due to the world war. It was these games that saw for the first time, two leading yachtsmen from The Bahamas (Durward Knowles and Sloan Farrington) qualify for the Olympics. However, as The Bahamas had no Olympic Committee they represented Great Britain and only narrowly missed a medal (they were placed 4th overall) despite a broken mast and a disqualification. As a result of their outstanding performance, their Bahamian supporters were determined to have them sail for The Bahamas in the 1952 Olympics; and so it was, with the Helsinki Olympics only months away, that on 8th May 1952, prominent sports leaders and and members of the Bahamas House of Assembly met to form the Bahamas Olympic Association (now the Bahamas Olympic Committee). Since that Olympic experience, the founding members of the Bahamas Olympic Committee have, through their efforts many years ago, left a legacy upon which today's Association members continue to nurture and sustain the local Olympic movement. In Helsinki in 1952 the team again included Sir Durward Knowles and Sloan Farrington who won the country's first bronze medal in the Star Class sailing event. Sir Durward Knowles and Sloan Farrington went on to win a bronze medal in Melbourne in 1956; and a gold medal, with Cecil Cook as crew, in Tokyo ion 1964. Sir Durward continued competing in the Olympic sailing for a record of eight Olympics, the last being Pusan, Korea in 1988 at the age of 70, making him one of the oldest and most successful Olympians. Starting out as a small organisation with one competitive sport, yachting, The Bahamas now has many world class athletes in a variety of disciplines. These accomplishments can only be attributable to association coaches, parents and support structures, and the athletes' sacrifices over the years that contribute to these kinds of results. One hundred and twenty-five Bahamian athletes have competed in in seven different disciplines in the Olympics: Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling and Yachting. At the last Games, The Bahamas won the most medals per country per capita. Usain Bolt Jamaica Asafa Powell -Jamaica Kirani James Grenada Yohan Blake Jamaica Shelly-Ann Frasier-Pryce Jamaica Veronica Campbell Brown Jamaica Bahamas Antonique Strachan Sets New Record and Wins Two Gold Medals Barcelona By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor Anthonique Strachan is ending her last year as a junior class athlete in a big way. The teen 100M and 200M heat star won gold medals last week in Barcelona at the 2012 World Junior Track and Field Championships. Strachan not only set a record for herself and her country, she also broke the world record set by American Shalonda Solomon eight years ago. Sitting on the track after leaving her competitors with a considerable gap, Strachans elation was evident when she saw her new record of 22.82 seconds flash on the time board. She is cited as the one to watch this week at the Olympics in her first appearance at the Games. PHOTO:Kermit Taylor, Bahamas Athletics

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR JULY 21, 2012 LOVE TO SHOP HERE. LOVE TO SAVE HERE. Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relaxweve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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JULY 21, 2012 THESTAR NAACP Leads Community In Rally For Marissa Alexander: Jacksonville Mom Is Serving 20 YearsAfter Firing Gun At Husband Who Beat Her During Her PregnancyPAGEB-1 Wearing bright yellow shirts, hundred took part in a NAACPrally in Jacksonville on Friday July 13, 201211 inat the Duval County Courthouse in support of Marissa Alexander. The local mom is serving a 20 year prison sentence for firing a a single gunshot in the direction of her children and husband back in August of 2010. It was said that Alexander was defending herself from being abused her husband who allegedly beat her while she was pregnant among other incidents. The purpose of the march was to highlight not only her case but to also bring to the forefront other domestic abuse victims in similar situations. Among those taking part in the rally were local clergy, Marissa Alexanders new legal team and relatives, Martin Luther King III, Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., and community and church leaders. King said that his fathers dream of freedom, justice and equality for all from his timeless I Have A Dream speech has not yet been realized. He said that his father would agree that significant strides have been made but there is still a long way to go. He added that the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr would also tell people to love one another and learn to live together instead of detroying each other. The march commenced at 8:30a.m. from Hemmingway Plaza and led the the Courthouse, were supporters stayed until shortly after noon. PHOTOS:Rodney L. Hurst, Sr Marissa Alexander pictured in happier times Martin Luther King III says that his fathers dream has yet to be realized. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla. inspires the crowd of supporters.

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Ritz Amateur Night Host Search Auditions at theRitz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, onThursday, July 26, 2012, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.632.5555 for additional information. 2012 ART AND WINEFEST onThursday, July 26, 2012, Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.588.1234. FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! Bay Street, this Friday, July 27, 2012, at the The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for additional information. NEIGHBORHOOD LIFT onFriday July 27, 2012, Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Any Duval County child under the age of 18 can receive a free lunch or snack by visiting one of the Summer Lunch sites across the city, Monday through Friday.. Meals will continue to be provided until Friday, August 10. A complete list of Summer Lunch Program sites is available at www.jaxkids.net. To view the list, click on Nutrition Services, 2012 Summer Lunch Site List. For more information, call the Commission at (904) 630-6430. The Committee for Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr. Appreciation Day Celebration is asking all his friends and the community to come out and supportThe Community Get Out To Vote Cook Out, August 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32209. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. For more information phone904-374-3940. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2 THE STAR JULY 21, 2012 *****/Community Activities BRIDES AGAINST BREAT CANCER CHARITY WEDDING GOWN SALE on July 21, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.588.1234 for more information WAREHAUS KATZ atThe Jacksonville Landing, on Saturday, July 21, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for all information. Summer Movie Classics: "MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY" (1962), this Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.355.2787 for all information. Rising Stars Magazine Music Bike Fest 2012: Sunday July 22, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PATENT MODELS, this Monday, July 23, 2012, at Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207.Call 904.396.MOSH for all information. A T. Rex Named Sue, Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH),1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Jacksonville Suns vs Mississippi Braves, on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Please call 904.358.2846 for any information. Downtown Top to Bottom Walking Tour, thisTuesday, July 24, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202 THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PATENT MODELS: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for any information. JACKSONVILLE SUNS VS MISSISSIPPI BRAVES at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.358.2846. Written By: Mark Underwood For most people, the carefree days of childhood were filled with good times with friends and family free from excess worry and stress. But as people grow up, most trade the innocence of childhood for worries about finances, their familys health, job security, politics, the economy and environment, and their childrens future. Still, a pervasive sense of optimism guides, protects and inspires all of us. Some scientists would even go so far as to say that human beings are hardwired for hope. By definition we are planners. We have savings accounts, we service our cars before winter, we plan vacations, and we buy green bananas. Planning is a form of cognitive time travel. We forecast how were going to feel about something by planning ahead. How can we live a healthier lifestyle? What do we need to do to save for retirement? How can we free up more time to do more of the things we want to do? All of these things require the ability to imagine the future by painting a rosy picture in our minds. A positive attitude has long been linked to better mental health, but in the last few years, a persons optimistic nature has also shown to be beneficial for a persons physical health. Did you know heart disease patients are more apt to survive a heart attack or heart surgery if they have a positive outlook on life? Researchers at Duke University Medical Center surveyed over 2,800 heart disease patients regarding how optimistic they felt about their illness. They were asked if they thought they would successfully recover and then be able to return to their regular daily life. The researchers followed the patients for 15 years after which 1,637 had died. The majority (885) of the patients had passed away from heart disease. But there was encouraging news, too.The patients who had an optimistic outlook were 30 percent less likely to die during the 15-year period. Duke University researchers also found that pessimism was linked to poorer health which factored similar patients with severe heart disease, age, income, gender and support from family and friends. The study concluded that a patients optimistic outlook has a direct correlation not only on the outcome of their disease but also how successfully they will transition from being a heart disease patient to returning home and having a productive daily routine. But theres a small wrinkle in the optimism studies and that is this: Tali Sharot, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist at University College London, has said that when the brain foresees the future as being better than the past, its called The Optimism Bias. That was the basis for a new study which found that the brain sometimes is overly optimistic. Like the song lyrics, Dont worry, be happy the study suggests the brain often picks and chooses which optimistic message to listen to. For example, even though people know the divorce rate is 50 percent; they dont feel they will be one of the unfortunate statistics. Or, they see an ad campaign that says smoking can cause severe health problems, but their brain ignores the message. Instead, the brain sends out a message that says that smoking can certainly cause health problems, but those problems are more apt to be linked to other smokers. What should we take away from this study in our everyday life? A combination of optimism and realism may be the smartest combination of all. Envisioning a better tomorrow relies partly on the hippocampus, the part of the brain that is crucial to memory. Science has confirmed that as human beings we are programmed to be hopeful, but its also important to be realistic. So plan ahead, work hard and enjoy the world around you. Live life to the fullest with a combination of optimism and realism, and chances are youll reap the rewards of better health. Buy green bananas to enjoy in the future, but keep an umbrella in your car, just in case the weather unpredictably changes. Seeing The Glass Half-FullSeeing The Glass Half-Full Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Tips For Small Businesses To Survive And Thrive In A Tough Economy (StatePoint) Owning a small business is an uphill battle under the best of circumstances, and keeping afloat in a tough economy is even more challenging. From securing financing to grow to cutting costs, savvy business owners are finding creative ways to survive and thrive. Here are some ways small businesses nationwide have been negotiating tough economic times: Cut Costs You dont always have to pay top dollar for your vendors. Whether you run a local store or provide goods and services in your community, see what you can negotiate before you sign a contract or place an order. Cut office hardware costs. If you dont meet with clients in your office, dont spend a fortune on decorating the space. Save this capital for something more crucial to your business long-term success. Save energy costs by turning off equipment when its not in use, going paperless where possible, and using energy-saving computers like tablets or laptops instead of desktops. Inquire with the career center of local colleges to offer credit-based internships. Youll get the same enthusiasm of a newly minted college grad at no cost. Seek Progressive Financing If your small business doesnt accept credit cards or doesnt have enough in monthly credit card receipts to qualify for a traditional cash advance, dont throw in the towel. New programs are making this a concern of the past. With traditional lenders tightening credit and reporting requirements, small businesses should seek progressive programs designed to broaden access to working capital, says Stephen Sheinbaum, President and CEO of Merchant Cash and Capital LLC (MCC). Unlike a typical merchant cash advance, which is based on monthly credit card processing volume and business history, the MCC B2B Cash Advance program, for example, is based on a merchants total monthly revenue which is verified by bank deposits. The MCC B2B Cash Advance Program is simpler than securing a complicated business loan and funds are provided in as few as three days. More information can be found at www.merchantcashandcapital.com or by calling 877-461-2492. Get the Word Out Wisely Traditional marketing avenues can be costly. But you can generate a healthy dose of buzz without relying on an expensive marketing plan. Face-to-face networking doesnt have to cost you much. Get involved in your community through volunteer programs and social clubs to make contact with potential customers and partners. Use blogs and social networking sites to your advantage. Facebook and Twitter accounts are free, and provide a great platform for running reward-based promotions and discount announcements. Be active on relevant blogs by commenting on posts. Once youve established yourself as a trusted voice, you can direct attention to your own blog, which you should update daily. Times may be tough, but new avenues can help you grow and market your operation.

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JULY 21, 2012 THESTAR MT. SINAIWOMENSWEEKEND IIHAILEDASUCCESS By ARTHIA NIXON Photos by NEKOTRIMMINGS Area women got a treat for the mind, body and soul when Mt. Sinai hosted their annual Womens Weekend, under the theme "Discovering Inner Healing and Personal Health." The brainchild Dr. John Davis Perry II, Senior Pastor of Mt. Sinai MBC, the two-day event and attended by 80 women hailing from Glynn and Camden counties as well as the city of Jacksonville. On Friday 13, Bishop Carolyn Love of Truth for Living Ministries opened the conference by speaking on the topic of Inner Healing leaving women with the quote, I am not what I did." On Saturday, Pastor John Davis Perry II of Mt. Sinai MBC opened up on Saturday morning with the topic Knowing Self and Loving Self. I have to willingly accept who I really am, were the words he left with the women. Not the person I made myself to be." Rev. Paula Banks of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida left the ladies with, "You don't need every ones approval. God already put his stamp of approval on you." Her topic was Designed for A Purpose. Ragan Authenticity Flowers of Greater Works Than These Ministries delivered her message the a spoken word piece entitled The Next Level In Christ followed by Minister Conita Reed of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida speaking on Getting off the Emotional, with her words to remember being, If my emotional state prospers than my physical state will prosper." Pastor Barbara Johnson of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida spoke on Living in the Now, reminding attendees, We have to be healed from our past to move on into the future." Captivating the crowd as mistress of ceremonies was Valerie Williams. In addition to attending the lectures, participants had the opportunity to sample the offerings of several vendors such as Pedra Peterson of Mary Kay Cosmetics; Sarah Cross of Scentsy; Sonji Hamilton of Anointed Touch Massage Therapy; and Erica Veal of Premier Designs Jewelry. (From right to left) Pastor Barbara Johnson of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida, Pastor John Davis Perry II of Mt. Sinai MBC, Minister Conita Reed of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida, Rev. Paula Banks of St. Paul MBC, Jacksonville, Florida

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JULY 21, 2012 THESTAR RED, WHITEANDTRUE:TEAMUSAROADTOOLYMPICSSPECIALEDITIONPAGEB-4 By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star ATLANTA, GA: Born in Albany, trained at Emory in Atlanta and focused on closing out a stellar Olympic career in London with a fourth gold medal a pipe dream for many, a possibility for Team USAs champion 400 meter hurdler, Angelo Taylor. The Morris Brown grad and Georgia native spoke with me on Monday to assure those following Team USA that he has his eyes on the prize, not only for the nation but also for his own personal goals. Taylor has done his country proud by proving himself worthy to be listed as one of the top 10 fastest 400 meter runners on more than one occasion. He revealed that this will be his last bid at the Olympics. I dont think age is a factor, he said when asked if his young competition is a threat. For many of the young guys, this is their first Olympics so I dont know if they will be able to handle the pressure like that. Im not concerned about them. I focus on my race plan. I have the experience and the speed. I think Ive maintained a steady pace, he added. I do feel like I can break the world record. I am fortunate and blessed to be able to run fast for such a very long time. Despite placing second at the trials because of a little blunder at his ninth hurdle, Taylor feels that London will go very well. I think there is room for improvement but I am definitely in very good shape, he says. I think everything will come along at the right time at the Olympics. Based on what Taylor considers a typical day, good shape is an understatement. I start off with a three to five mile run at 7a.m., he shared. Then I come back and do some stretching then a treatment, meet with the chiropractor, then another treatment. After that, there is a second work out, I hit the track for a few hours, then recovery, then get in the ice tub for 10 to 15 minutes. After that, get a massage and just a work out at the end of the day. Its a full time job, he laughed.Most people that think we only compete once every four years but we have a season year outside of the Olympics. Of course the Olympics is the ultimate goal but outside of the Olympics, we compete at different events, especialMilestone Moment For Gabby Douglas & John Orozco: First Time In Men And Womens Top Gymnastics Spots Belong To Black Athletes Wife of Jacksonville Jaguar Aaron Ross Expected To Bring Gold Back To USA By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star She may have been born in Jamaica but shes an All-American girl true to the red, white and blue. And with her husband Aaron Ross a part of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sanya Ricards-Ross is one of North Floridas newest local athletes to keep an eye out for at the 2012 Olympics in London. Mrs. Ross is a 400Mtrack powerhouse sure to give athletes a literal run for it when she hits the track. Right now, she is the reigning 2012 World Indoor Champion in her event. in the 2004 Olympics, she was a part of the winning 4x400 relay team. She was also the World Champion after her 2009 win in Berlin. Now in her third Olympics, this will be Sanyas first time competing as Mrs. Ross. Prior to him signing his contract with the team, Aaron Ross was promised that he would be allowed to attend the Olympics with his wife if she qualified. Not only did she qualify, Mrs. Ross, whizzed through her race leaving a significant gap between her and her competitors. By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star With so many endorsements and showasing Shawn Johnson whose star shined bright in the last Olympics, many people were suprised to see a young black athlete eclipse the competition with her athletic prowess at the recent Olympic trials. Yet, in homes like mine, where Ive invested four years into a now competitive seven year-old gymnast, Gabby Douglas is more than a name shes this generations Dominique Dawes and somone students at gyms like Kelbren Elite Gymnastics in Stockbridge, Georgia are well acquainted with. In the Olympics held in Atlanta, Dawes was the first black person of any nationality to ever win a medal in the sport and she set the bar high by winning gold. Now this year, London could very well see another milestone as a black male and female, both representing the USA. In June, Gabby competed in the VISA Championships and finished second in all-around, just two tenths of a point behind the leader. She also won a bronze medal for her floor routine and a gold medal for her uneven bars routine. As is stated her website, Gabby Douglas earned her bid to the Olympics by coming in First Place at the Olympic Trials July 1, 2012 ensuring her place in the Games. In addition to Gabrielle; McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber will be traveling to London as gymnasts for the 2012 U.S. Women's Olympic Team. The 16 year-old Virginia Beach native is one of this years youngest Olympians and is now an official ESPNblogger. Born in New York to black Puerto Rican parents, John Orozco has already made an international name for himself. At present, he is the 2012 Visa National Champion. According to his informaiton page, in 2007 he won the Junior Visa U.S. National Championships, and became the youngest male gymnast to qualify for the elite finals. He got a place on the Junior National Team, representing the USA in the Pan-American Games as an alternate. He went on to compete at the Pacific Rim Championships in 2008 and 2010 helping the team to Gold medals both times. At the 2010 Pacific Rim Championships in Melbourne he also won Gold medals in the All-Around and Horizontal Bar and Silver medals on Pommel Horse, Still Rings and Parallel Bars. ATLANTA HURDLERANGELO TAYLORAIMING TOCLOSEOUTOLYMPICCAREERWITHGOLD ly at events in Europe. We keep on running. Taylor may be running out of time with his own Olympic career, but for any other young Georgians looking to earn a spot at the worlds most coveted athletic meet, he advises them to live up to the motto of his corporate sponsor, Nike and just do it. My advice is, if this is what you really want, you have to realize that to become an Olympian is going to take a lot of hard work, dedication and perseverance, Taylor says. Its not going to be an easy road. Ive had some ups and downs but I persevere and continued to work and train hard and so I know if I can do it they can do it. Continue to strive for your goals. Fans can follow along on Twitter @Angelo_Taylor or www.AngeloTaylorUSA.com

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Tips For Small Businesses To Survive And Thrive In A Tough Economy(StatePoint) Owning a small business is an uphill battle under the best of circumstances, and keeping afloat in a tough economy is even more challenging. From securing financing to grow to cutting costs, savvy business owners are finding creative ways to survive and thrive. Here are some ways small businesses nationwide have been negotiating tough economic times: CUT COSTS: You dont always have to pay top dollar for your vendors. Whether you run a local store or provide goods and services in your community, see what you can negotiate before you sign a contract or place an order. Cut office hardware costs. If you dont meet with clients in your office, dont spend a fortune on decorating the space. Save this capital for something more crucial to your business long-term success. Save energy costs by turning off equipment when its not in use, going paperless where possible, and using energy-saving computers like tablets or laptops instead of desktops. Inquire with the career center of local colleges to offer credit-based internships. Youll get the same enthusiasm of a newly minted college grad at no cost. SEEK PROGRESSIVE FINANCING: If your small business doesnt accept credit cards or doesnt have enough in monthly credit card receipts to qualify for a traditional cash advance, dont throw in the towel. New programs are making this a concern of the past. With traditional lenders tightening credit and reporting requirements, small businesses should seek progressive programs designed to broaden access to working capital, says Stephen Sheinbaum, President and CEO of Merchant Cash and Capital LLC (MCC). Unlike a typical merchant cash advance, which is based on monthly credit card processing volume and business history, the MCC B2B Cash Advance program, for example is based on a merchants total monthly revenue which is verified by bank deposits. The MCC B2B Cash Advance Program is simpler than securing a complicated business loan and funds are provided in a few as three days. More information can be found at www.merchantcashandcapital.com or by calling (877) 4612492. GET THE WORD OUT WISELY: Traditional marketing avenues can be costly. But you can generate a healthy dose of buzz without relying on an expensive marketing plan. Face-to-face networking doesnt have to cost you much. Get involved in your community through volunteer programs and social clubs to make partners. Use blogs and social networking sites to your advantage. Facebook and Twitter accounts are free, and provide a great platform for running reward-based promotions and discount announcements. 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JULY 21, 2012THE STARPR 1 (StatePoint) Fun and learning can extend beyond the classroom. From music and the arts to organized sports, after-school activities can help kids stay active and make lifelong friends. Here are some great tips to keep kids active and engaged during the afternoon: Sign up early: Many programs fill up fast. Be sure to sign your kids up for programs as soon as possible to ensure their enrollment. Listen to your kids: As much as you would like your child to participate in certain activities, dont push too hard. Let them explore all their options to find activities they actually enjoy doing. Make scheduling convenient: If your child is active, you will be too. Plan activities close to home or school to limit time spent in the car. Whether youre setting up play dates, forming a time-saving carpool or heading up the PTA, mommy calling cards from an online stationery store like Minted.com is a unique way to make an impression, and share your contact information quickly with teachers, coaches and other parents. Go informal: When the weather is nice, consider organizing an impromptu neighborhood bike ride or soccer game. If your child is artistically inclined, invite his or her friends over for craft time. Encourage academic interests: At-home supplies can inspire your child to get excited about learning. A science kit, for example, can be found at any hobby store and will augment lesson plans with fun hands-on experiments. Personalized journals for kids, will encourage your young writer to put pen to paper and compose stories or essays. Dont overschedule: As with everything great in life, moderation is key. With rich, full school days, homework and after-school activities, dont forget to give your kids time to unwind. With the right after-school programming, youll be sure to keep your kids safe, active and happy, long after the bell rings. (StatePoint) The beginning of the school year is a great time to make sure your childrens vaccinations are up-to-date. Informed parents know that immunizations save lives. But even those who vaccinated their babies and toddlers dutifully may not be aware that the recommended vaccination schedule continues through the later teen years. Research published by the American Medical Association found that teenagers age 14 and older were much less likely to see a pediatrician than their younger-adolescent counterparts. But threats to health dont go away just because children are older. We live in a busy world and its easy to forget to make appointments for an annual check-up, says Dr. Robert W. Block, MD, of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Let the new school season be your annual reminder to protect the health of your kids. Here are some crucial vaccination tips and facts for parents of older children and teens: Check your calendar. When was the last time your child saw a pediatrician? If its been over a year, make an appointment as soon as possible. In advance of the appointment, talk with your child and draw up a list of any concerns or questions to discuss with the doctor. Store immunization and other medical records in an easily accessible place and be sure to keep the records current. Bring this information to the appointment. When you see your pediatrician, ask directly, What vaccines does my child need at this point? Be sure to ask about the HPV vaccine, which is recommended for both boys and girls. While protection is most effective for adolescents ages 11 to 13, older teens who havent yet received the vaccine can benefit from it as well. This cancer-preventing vaccine will safeguard your teens health in the future. If financial considerations are preventing you from taking your teen in for visits and immunizations, talk with your pediatrician. He or she may be able to point you toward resources that can offset the costs. All children ages 11 to 18 should be protected against meningitis, a deadly bacterial infection thats spread easily in close living quarters. If teens are going to boarding school, college or the military, do not delay giving them the vaccine. Every year, more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized because of the flu and its complications, and 36,000 die. An annual influenza vaccine is an important part of protecting your children. Health authorities including the AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend annual flu vaccine for everyone starting at 6 months of age. Your childrens health plays an important role in their academic success. Make sure you take steps to keep him or her safe from life-threatening dangers and prepare for a healthy school year. Planning After School Activities For Your Kids Make Sure Kids And Teens Are Fully Vaccinated For The School Year Duval County Public Schools Calender August 20, 2012 First Day of School

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CelebratetheSummerSafelySummertimeishere!Asyou prepareforsummertimefun, whethertravelingorjustenjoyingtheweatheroutdoors,the Florida/USVIPoison Information Center-Jac ksonvilleurgesyou toremain awarethatsummer poisoninghazardscan threaten yourfamilyshealth. Aschildrenareoutofschoolforthesummer, theymaybespendingmoretimeunsupervisedin or outof doorswith readyaccessto potentiallydangerousplantsand homeproducts,cautionsDr.JaySchauben, directorofthe Florida/USVIPoison Information Center-Jacksonville. Poison proofyourhomeand outdoorareasbyfollowingafew simpletip storeduce thechanceofaccidentalpoisoningemergencies. However,ifapoison ingemergencydoesoccur, callthePoison Helplineat1-800-222-1222.Barbequesareasummertime staple.EverysummerthePoison Centerhast odealwith accidentsinvolving charcoallighterfluid.When the lighterfluidisaccidentally swallowed,itisoften aspiratedinto thelungs. Thiscan leadto di fficultyin breathingand lungdamage. Keep these productsintheiroriginalcontainersand preventaccessto thembychildr en.Ifingested,callthePoison Help lineimmediatelyat1-800-2221222. DONOT inducevomitingasthiscan makeitworse.Food poisoning, acommon occurrenceduringthist ypicallywarmweather,iscaused bybacterialgrowth in certain foods, suchasmayonnaisecontainingproductsoruncooked foods, whentheyarenothandled, cooked orstored properly. Symptomsofthemostcommon typesoffood poisoningmay includenausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrheaand fever. Oneormoreofthesesymptomsusuallydevelop within afewhoursto a fewdaysaftereatingthespoiled food.To staysafe,theFlorida/US VIPoison Information Center-Jack sonville recommendswashingallcount er tops, utensilsand handswith warm, soapywaterpriorto andafterfood preparation;thawingmeatand poultryin therefrigerator;and, avoi ding leavingperishablefood outofthe re frigeratorformorethan two hours.Whentraveling, storemedications,personal products,insectrepellento rsunscreen, inlocked suitcasesaway fromchildren. Avoid bring ing alongafewpillsin unmarked containers asthesemaynotbechild-resistant and theyareunlabeled astocontentorquantity. Forvisitorsw ho arenotusedtotheactivityofchildren, remind themto properlystorea llpersonalproducts,especiallyprescriptionitems, outofthereachand sightof children.Alwaysfollowdirectionscarefullywhen usinginsectrepellentsassomep roductsarenotmeantto beapplied to theskin. Onlyapplyinsectrepellentsto exposedskin. When applyingtotheface, sprayontheh andsand rub onto face,beingcarefulto avoidtheeyesand mouth. DONOT sprayon childrenshandsastheytendto rub theireyesand/orplacethei rhandsorfingersin theirmouths. Wash allsprayedareaswith soap a nd water when finished playingoutdoorsbecausether epellentisno longernecessary. Repeated applicationsmaybe dangerous;washskin with soap and waterbeforereapplyingrepellent.Ifcamping, becarefuloftheunderbrush, asitcouldcontain poisoniv yorstinging/bitinganimals. Remember, Leavesofthree,letitbe.If someonetouchespoisonivy, immediatelyrinsewith plentyofrunningwaterfor atleast15 minutes. Forpoisonousplantand animalcontact, c all thePoison Helplineat1-800-222-1222 for treatmentinformation.Foranypoisoningemergenciesorforpoison-relatedquestions,callthePoisonHelplinetollfree,24hours aday,at1-800-222-1222,anda uniquely qualifiedandtrainedSpecialist inPoisonInformationwill immediately respond Programthenumberintoyourphoneforquick accessordownloadthefreeiPhone App at www.aapcc.org..JULY 21, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 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 1-800-429-2144 to learn more about ADTs systems and the companys free offers and guarantees. Then enjoy your summer with increased peace of mind.

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JULY 21, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 (StatePoint) From tiny closets to rude roommates, dormitory living can have its pitfalls. But students can get a handle on some dorm room dilemmas even before setting foot on campus this fall. These great tips will help make the dorm room or off-campus apartment experience more comfortable: Shopping Prep Avoid purchasing items the school provides or prohibits. Find your schools dos and donts at www.bedbathandbeyond.com/shopforcollege, by selecting Find My College. Use free tools like a checklist or online registry to coordinate with future roommates on styles, colors and who will be bringing what items for community use. Opt for retailers that have college students in mind this time of year and are offering special services. For example, Bed Bath & Beyonds free service, Shop Here, Pick up There, lets students shop for dorm room essentials at a store near home and pick up everything at a store near campus. Use their college checklist and take advantage of in-store experts to stay organized and within budget. Using smart resources for college-bound students can make a potentially challenging living situation more comfortable, says Jessica Joyce, a spokesperson for the retailer. Maximize Space Space is limited in the dorms. Create space under the bed, over the door and in the closet. Bed risers, storage cubes and rolling drawer carts are simple ways to cram all that stuff in small spaces. Double hanging rods and ultra slim hangers with accessory bars, like Real Simples Slimline Hangers, can maximize closets. Shower & Primp Due to lines in the community bathroom, students should never save showering until the last minute. Use a shower caddy to easily transport toiletries down the hall. Remember, this isnt a private spa, bring a bathrobe and flip flops for trips to the shower. Girls should bring essential hair styling tools like the Conair Infiti Pro Hair Dryer and You Wave Ultra Waver. Guys should bring their own shavers like the Philips Norelco Style Shaver to look fresh for class. Bed Guide 101 A great nights sleep is crucial to a young scholar. Night owls and morning larks alike will find a friend in ear plugs and sleep masks to shut out light and sound from roommates. Upgrade a drab room and the school-issued bed by layering on a stylish comforter set and add support to a standard six-inch mattress with a memory foam topper or featherbed. Mattresses are reused year in and year out. Guard the mattress against the scary past with a lab-tested bed bug and odor fighting tool like the Allergy Luxe Bed Bug Mattress Protector. Your Technology Remember, outlets are limited in most dorm rooms, so consider streamlining with multi-purpose gadgets. The iHome Clock Radio for example lets you listen to iPods, iPhones, or the radio, set an alarm for class, or charge devices. Multiply outlet access with an adjustable surge protector that reaches around furniture and corners, such as the Quirky Pivot Power Surge Protector. Check out www.bedbathandbeyond.com/shopforcollege for more tips on solving dorm room woes. Tips To Solve Dorm Room Dilemmas

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Suspects with Drugs Flee After Traffic StopA man and a woman were arrested after committing a series of crimes that happened after a traffic stop. An alert deputy at 5:12 p.m., observed 31year-old Jennifer Anne Shim, who police say did not have a valid drivers license, driving a green Buick. The deputy followed her and saw 41-yearold Kalim Nyabinghi Miller throw something out of the window. The deputy then pulled the vehicle over near an intersection. When the two got out of the vehicle, Shim dropped her purse before they both fled. The deputy started chasing them but was unable to locate them. The deputy returned to Shims vehicle and waited for backup. A search of Shims purse that was dropped near the vehicle turned up three hypodermic needles and two silver spoons with residue. Moments later, deputies heard a noise coming from inside a home and saw Miller run into a shed by breaking a window. Miller was ordered to come out, but he refused. When backup arrived, They grabbed Miller and pulled him out. Shim was also found inside. A search was conducted and two hypodermic needles and a glass smoking pipe with cocaine residue were found where they were standing. A search of Shim located another needle in her bra. That needle and the ones in her purse all tested positive for opiates, including the needle that Miller threw from the car earlier. Shim was taken to prison while Miller was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries from the broken glass in the shed door. He was taken to jail after as well. Both were charged with burglary, possession of cocaine, possession of opiates, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, and resisting arrest. Shim was additionally charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, and is being held on an outstanding warrant for theft. Warrants for Miller include failure to appear, and violating a court order. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJULY 21, 2012 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Woman Arrested for Shooting Death A woman was arrested for shooting and killing another who had stopped at a traffic light. According to reports, 20-year-old Juanita Jordan, was seen pulling out a handgun and firing a single shot into a vehicle, which had just come to a stop at a traffic light. In the vehicle was 26-year-old Marvette Littles with her boyfriend and their infant child. The bullet entered the vehicle through the rear passenger window into Littles chest. Jordan was seen by witnesses running towards a shopping center, then towards a night club. Littles boyfriend was said to have then driven to the hospital where Littles died. Police were able to identify Jordan as the shooter after receiving tips. When questioned, she claimed that she started shooting in self-defense. Littles boyfriend told police that they have had no prior interaction with Jordan. The motive for the shooting remains unclear. Jordan was arrested and will be charged with murder/non-negligent homicide. Juanita Jordan Kalim Miller Jennifer Shim

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C&J 2 THE STAR JULY 21, 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. Rape RAPE is an act of violence. It is an attempt to control and degrade using sex as a weapon. RAPE can happen to anyone -children, students, wives, mothers, working women, grandmothers, the rich and poor, and boys and men. RAPISTS can be anyone -classmates, co-workers, a neighbor or delivery person, ugly or attractive, outgoing or shy, often a friend or family member. RAPISTS rape again and again, until caught. Use Your Head! Be alert! Walk with confidence and purpose. Be aware of your surroundings -know who's out there and what's going on. Don't let alcohol or other drugs cloud your judgment. Trust your instincts. If a situation or place makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, leave! When the Unthinkable Happens How should you handle a rape attempt? It depends on your physical and emotional state, the situation, the rapist's personality. There are no hard and fast, right or wrong, answers, surviving is the goal. Try to escape. Scream. Be rude. Make noise to discourage your attacker from following. Talk, stall for time, and assess your options. If the rapist has a weapon, you may have no choice but to submit. Do whatever it takes to survive. If you decide to fight back, you must be quick and effective. Target the eyes or groin. Surviving Rape Report rape or any sexual assault to the police or rape crisis center. The sooner you tell, the greater the chances the rapist will be caught. Preserve all physical evidence. Don't shower, bathe, change clothes, douche, or throw any clothing away until the police or rape counselor say it's okay. Go to a hospital emergency room or your own doctor for medical care immediately. Don't go alone. Ask a friend or family member to go with you or call a rape crisis center or school counselor. Get counseling to help deal with feelings of anger, helplessness, fear, and shame caused by rape. It helps to talk to someone about the rape, whether it happened last night, last week, or years ago. Remember, rape is not your fault. Do not accept blame for being an innocent victim. If Someone You Know Has Been Raped Believe her/him. Don't blame the victim. Offer support, patience, and compassion to help the rape victim work through the crisis, heal, and emerge a survivor. Your Safety Three Juveniles Fill Two Backpacks with ClothingThree juveniles were arrested after stealing and filling up two backpacks full of clothing, valuing up to $326. Wal-Mart security contacted police at 12:20 p.m. concerning three juveniles in the store ripping tags off clothing and stuffing the clothes in two backpacks they stole from inside the store. Dayshon Lasheya Carr, 17, and Alex Rose Davis, 16, exited the store with one backpack and were stopped in the parking lot. Dayshon dropped the backpack and took off running and was not located. Davis was taken back into the store and the third suspect, Victoria Treshawn Carr, 16, was located inside Wal-Mart with the second backpack. Davis and Victoria were arrested and taken to jail. At 5:45 p.m., deputies located Dayshon at her home and arrested her. All three were booked then released to their parents. All three suspects were charged with felony grand theft. Dayshon Carr Victoria Carr Alex Davis Florida Child Car Seat LawsFlorida law requires children under 5 years of age to be properly restrained no matter where they are seated in the vehicle. Children through age 3 must be secured in a separate carrier (child safety seat) or in a vehicle manufacturer's integrated child safety seat. For children ages 4 5, a separate carrier, an integrated child safety seat, or a safety belt may be used. If a safety belt does not fit the child correctly, a booster seat should be used to correctly position the lap and shoulder belts once they outgrow forward facing child safety seats (generally at about 40 pounds and 4 years old). Children from approximately 40-80 pounds and under 4'9" in height should ride in a booster seat. Infants must ride rear-facing until they are at least one year old and weigh 20 pounds or more. Rear-facing, the infant should be semi-upright at an angle or no more than 45 degrees. A forward-facing older child should ride sitting upright. Never place a child in a child safety seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. Always use the back seat. Violation of the child restraint law carries a fine of $60 and 3 points on the driving record.

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Man Stole Friends Identity for 30 Years and Also Served Time Under Friends Name San Francisco, CAPolice say Gregory Harville, 58, stole the identification of his friend for over 30 years, which the victim only recently found out about. Harville used his identity to get money, a job, driving license, credit cards, welfare assistance, and dental and health insurance. He even got traffic tickets and served some time in jail under the identity of his friend. The matter finally came to the attention of police when the victim said he was told that he had been denied health benefits when he already had insurance. The victim also lived in Detroit, Michigan, but police say he had a huge criminal record in California, where he has never been. Harville was arrested and he faces charges including identity theft, forgery, and perjury. Woman Gets Pregnant with Teenager She Met Online Richmond, VA23-year-old Jessica M. Thompson was said to have started a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy that she met on a social networking site called MySpace. She told police that he had told her that he was 18-years-old. As she got to know him better, she learned of his real age. The relationship continued until Thompson became pregnant. According to reports, DNA testing confirmed the juvenile as the father of Thompsons child. Thompson was arrested and charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, a class B felony. She remains on $10,000 bond. JULY, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Three Felons Use Stroller with Baby to Steal Nike Shoes Three convicted felons were arrested after stealing $545 worth of Nike Shoes. Police received a call from security of a Kohls store about the three observed suspects: Sara Lynn Landis, 29; Michael Paul Anderson, 31; and Adam James Shartle, 27. They were reported stealing seven pairs of shoes and putting them in a baby stroller with Landis 18-month-old son. The security told them to come back to the store, but they refused. They continued to a vehicle and Landis jerked the baby from his stroller causing him to cry. She then tossed him through the driver side window where there was no one to catch him. The security officer yelled at Landis to stop hurting the child. At that time Shartle got out of the rear of the car and threw a pair of shoes striking the security officer in the head. All three got into the car and fled the parking lot, but were soon tracked down and arrested. According to records, Landis has had 17 bookings and 45 records, while Anderson has had 16 bookings and 29 records. Both were charged with grand theft and resisting a merchant during retail theft. Landis was also charged with child abuse. Shartle has had 15 bookings and 31 records and was charged with battery. Burglars Try to Break into Home Through Doggie Door Two men were arrested after they tried to break into an occupied home through a doggie door. The owner of the home called police at about 5 p.m. about a burglary in progress. Police said two men identified as Occossio Lamonz Nettles, 18, and Anthony Eugene Blue-Rogers, 24, came into a fenced back yard and tried to break into the back of the home through the doggie door. Police say both men fled after being spotted and additional officers were requested for assistance. When more officers arrived, Nettles was found nearby and Blue-Rogers was found shortly after with the help of a police dog. Both men were arrested and face felony charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling. Blue-Rogers also faces a charge of resisting an officer without violence, a misdemeanor. Both were later released from jail. Nude Man Crashes Truck Into Mall and Steals Clothes Dallas, TXWitnesses saw a pickup truck head straight through the double doors of a shopping center and several kiosks inside. He continued on until he drove into a Champs Sports store, where he dressed himself with socks and a pair of Nike Jordan sneakers. Police arrived and arrested him. Paramedics were present as well and wheeled him into an ambulance, which took him to a hospital for evaluation. Police arent sure what the motives were for 35-year-old Arthur Walker, but they said that they had received reportings earlier about a man leaving his home naked in a truck. Walker later told police that an acquaintance had passed him a cigarette laced with PCP, which made him passs out. When he woke up, he found that the man he was with was gone and for some reason, he thought the world was ending. When he ended up in Champs to put clothes on, he said he looked up at the sky and waited for Jesus to come down. Walker has apologized for the incident and this was just a bad PCP trip. He stated that this would never happen again and that he was not a crazy man. Walker has been charged with burglary and is being held without bond. According to reports, he has been previously arrested on suspicion of assault, evading arrest, and possession of marijuana. Nobody was hurt. Occossio Nettles Eugene Blue-Rogers

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C&J 4 THE STAR JULY 21, 2012 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: Keenon D. Coker Age: 17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 7/06/12 Name: Sequoia Gray Age: 17 Weight: 290 lbs Last seen: 6/12/12 Name: Tressica S. Lee Age: 17 Weight: 152 lbs Last seen: 4/24/12 Name: Trendale Moody Age:16 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 7/05/12 Name: Sydonnie Stephenson Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 6/21/12MOSTWANTED Burglary SuspectAt 7:37 a.m., police responded to a home in reference to a burglary. Among the items that were stolen from the victims residence was a credit card that was later used at an ATM by a black male wearing a black hoodie style sweatshirt and black baseball cap. 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:Carlton Eugene BakerOffense:Traffic in Stolen Property, Commercial Fraud Name: Edourd A. Assamoi Offense:Aggravated Assault w/Weapon, No Intent to Kill Name: Jeffrey BarronOffense: Aggravated Stalk/Credible Threat Name:Toney J. Becton Offense:Felony Battery