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Florida star
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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

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

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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issn - 0740-798X
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Two men have been arrested and two others are sought regarding the shooting death of Antonio Mosley, 22, Tuesday night. Antonio was shot and killed at the Moncrief Village Apartments. Richard Person III, 26, and Miles McChriston Jr., 24, were arrested and charged with murder. According to reports, Persons cousin was involved in a relationship with Mosely. Kile Glover, the son of Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Foster, died on Saturday after being hit by a watercraft on July 6 while swimming n Lake Lanier, which is 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. A helicopter airlifted him to a hospital, but he was listed as brain dead. His insurance ran out and the life support system was recommended to be removed. Usher Raymond, and Tameka Foster have two other sons together. Mrs. Abranna Christine Harris Dawson, known as Christine or Chris, was born on July 21, 1932 in Hazelhurst, Georgia. She has lived in Jacksonville for the past 63 years where she raised her family and worked. She has read The Florida Star since it started in 1951. Mrs. Dawson was marrie to the late Robert Warren Dawson for 51 years, They had three loving children, Ethel Stewart (Larry), Sylvia McCant (Donald) and Robert (Bobby) Dawson, III (Delois). She has five grandchildren and is a devoted member of the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church where she has served in different ministries for the past 60 years. Congratulations and Thank you Mrs. Dawson. We all appreciate you. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp"cf kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct#""ECNN ;261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted cfBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT K P U K F G Editorial/Opinion.B6 Church..........................A-2 Talk of the Town..............A-4 Area News....................A-6 Caribbean..............A-7 Prep Rap........Back Section Local.....................B-1 Columns...................B-2 Sports....................B-4 Crime&Justice.Front Section Classified & Business... B-7 Rtguqtvgf"Uvcpfctf W0U0"Rquvcig"Rckf Lcemuqpxknng."HN Rgtokv""Pq0"5839 LWN["4:"/"CWIWUV"6."4234 """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" XQN0""84""PQ0"37 """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""72" EGPVU" Cp"Cyctf Ykppkpi Rwdnkecvkqp. ugtxkpi"{qw ukpeg"3;730" Tcvgf"‰C“"d{ vjg"Dgvvgt Dwukpguu"Dwtgcw Ykuj"vq"ikxg"wu"c"Pgyu"Uvqt{A Ecnn"*;26+"988/::56"qt"Ugpf"kv"vq< kphqBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Tgcf" Vjg"Hnqtkfc cpf"Igqtikc"Uvct Pgyurcrgtu0 Nkuvgp vq"KORCEV Tcfkq"Vcnm"Ujqy0YYY0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqoStill the peoples choice, striving to make a difference. Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct#*;26+"988/::56Uvknn"Pwodgt"Qpg#Fqp‘v"Hqtigv [qwt"Eqr{# Ocp"Uvqng"46"Ncrvqr Eqorwvgtu Vyq"Cttguvgf."Vyq"Uqwijv kp"Oqpetkgh‘u"Owtfgtu The chances of winning the $100,000 dollar top prize in Virginia's Cash 5 drawing are 1 in 278,256, according to the Virginia Lottery website. Now imagine that happening twice to the same person. Somehow, Arlington resident Joseph Sylvester overcame those odds to win his second lottery in three months on July 3. His first win was on April 3, three months to the day before his next jackpot, reports the Washington Post. The second time is a little more routine,Ž Sylvester told officials. His first thought after winning again? Gotta get my picture taken again,Ž he told the Washington Post. According to UPI, Sylvester used Easy Pick, a machine that randomly selects the numbers, and the purchase was made at a local 7-Eleven. "It feels great to win. I guess the only advice I have is: Expect to win,Ž he told WUSA9. When he won his first $100,000 in April, Sylvester paid bills and bought a new truck, according to ABC news. He plans to pay off more bills with his second set of winnings. Of course, he also plans to continue to purchase lottery tickets. Rctv{"cv"Rwtg‘u""/"Rcig"C/8 Qwt"[qwvj"/"Rtgr"Tcr" Etkog"cpf Lwuvkeg See Inside The video shows the man above, casually walking into a Jacksonville building. It continues as he walks casually throughout the offices with a computer bag on his shoulder. During the short period, the unknown suspect, who appeared as a person very familiar with his environment and at ease with his performance. The problem, he was not at work, well, not for the company, he was at work for himself, as he stole 24 laptop computers. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office is requesting the assistance from the public to help identify and locate the laptop thief. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845TIPS. Hktuv"Dncem"Oc{qt"qh Lcemuqpxknng Hktuv"Dncem"Rtgukfgpv"qh"vjg W0"U0""Ku"vjgtg"c"EqphnkevA Gkijv{"[gctu"qh"Cig Ukzv{"[gctu"Tgcfkpi"Vjg"Uvct After President Obama arrived in Jacksonville on Thursday, July 19 and Mayor Alvin Brown was not available to greet him, it appears the rumors started. There was not one call or piece of mail advising that Mayor Brown was in Pennsylvania performing in his role as a leader with the nation mayors, and making a very profitable move on behalf of the city of Jacksonville and its ports. There was not a note that top administrators from the city were at the airport to greet Air Force One, even though The Florida Star posted a picture of the group as the president arrived. It also showed Congresswoman Corrine walking down the steps of the plane, in the rain, voicing to the countrys leader that the city of Jacksonville was thrilled to have him visit. Yet, the Florida Star received many pieces of mail and telephone calls voicing anger that Mr. Brown was not available to greet President Barack Obama. HktuvContinued on A-3 Otu0"Cdtcppc"Ejtkuvkpg Jcttku"Fcyuqp Wujgt‘u"Uvgr"Uqp"Fkgu"Chvgt"Ceekfgpv Tkejctf"Rgtuqp"KKK"cpf"Okngu OeEjtkuvqp"Lt0 VyqContinued A-3 Ujgtocp"Jgoung{ Fkgu Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the irascible, bigoted George Jefferson and of "The Jeffersons" one of television's most memorable characters and a symbol for urban upward mobility, has died. He was 74. Police in El Paso, Texas, said late Tuesday that Hemsley was found dead at his home on the eastside of the city. A statement from police said no foul play is suspected and that the exact cause of death is pending. The Philadelphia-born Hemsley first played the blustering black Harlem businessman on CBS's "All in the Family" before he was spun off onto "The Jeffersons," which in 11 seasons from 1975 to 1985 became one of TV's most successful sitcoms particularly noteworthy with its mostly black cast. Hemsley's character of George Jefferson was the affluent and sometimes scheming owner of a dry cleaning business who lived in a New York luxury apartment with his wife, Louise. They had a son named Lionel. Xktikpkc"Ocp."Lqugrj"U{nxguvgt."Ykpu Ugeqpf"&322.222"Nqvvgt{""Kp"5"Oqpvju"

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN Cecil Claude, 90, died July 22, 2012. AUGUSTINE Ruth M., 86, died July 17, 2012. BARWICK Mary Thatcher, 24, died July 18, 2012. BATSON John, Jr., died July 19, 2012. BELLAMY, Frank Dolye, Sr., 71, died July 20, 2012. BLAKENSHIP, Thomas Richard, 57, died July 17, 2012. BONSALL Robert N., Jr., died July 16, 2012. CLARK Margaret, 90, died July 17, 2012. COLEMAN Audrey, 86, died July 19, 2012. DAMON Mary Octavian, 96, died July 21, 2012. DOBSON, Alfred, Jr., 35, died July 19, 2012. DORSEY, Betty Jean, died July 17, 2012. DRINKS, Angelita Maria, died July 18, 2012. ELLIS Karlyn R., died July 17, 2012. FARNAM, Thomas, 75, died July 17, 2012. FITZSIMMONS, Linda Lou, 61, died July 20, 2012. FRIEDLIN, Mark C., 56, died July 16, 2012. GRIFFIS, Odessa, 97, died July 16, 2012. GUYNN Dorothy Pueschel, 91, died July 17, 2012. HAGEN Margaret E., 96, died July 17, 2012. HARRIS, Sheila, died July 19, 2012. HATCHER, Michelle, died July 20, 102. HEATH Leroy, Jr., 57, died July 22, 2012. HENDON, Fredricka L., died July 16, 2012. HINSON Samuel Lee, died July 17, 2012. HODGE Willie Henry, 74, died July 16, 2012. HOOD J. L., 93, died July 19, 2012. HUNTER Charles, died July 23, 2012. JENKINS Pamela D., 59, died July 22, 2012. JONES James, died July 20, 2012. KENNEDY Phyllis Denise, 51, died July 19, 2012. LEWIS Pamela Brown, died July 22, 2012. LOCHER William W., 89, died July 19, 2012. MAYO Cornelius D., died July 17, 2012. McGEE, Bert E., 73, died July 18, 2012. McGOVERN Terry Joseph, Sr., 84, died July 19, 2012. McINTOSH Mary Lou, 96, died July 17, 2012. MECHEM, Barbara, died July 21, 2012. MERCER Lawrence, 80, died July 21, 2012. MILLER Sandra Lynn, died July 20, 2012. MITCHELL Mary, 84, died July 16, 2012. MOORE Joseph Burnell, Sr., 75, died July 20, 2012. MUNN Shirley D., 85, died July 17, 2012. MURPHY Bettye T., 85, died July 17, 2012. MYERS, Billy Joe, 33, died July 17, 2012. ORTIZCardona, Juan Antonio, 67, died July 21, 2012. PASSWATER, Howard S., 82, died July 17, 2012. PITTS Donnie B., 79, died July 17, 2012. PLASTER, Annie Louise, 87, died July 18, 2012. ROWE Cordele, diedJuly 20, 2012. SHIELDS, Lillian, 89, died July 20, 2012. SOLANO, Genevieve, 92, died July 16, 2012. TAYLOR George A., died July 20, 2012. THOMAS Catreia N., died July 17, 2012. THOMAS Darlene, 48, died July 16, 2012. THOMAS, Minnie Belle, 94, died July 21, 2012. THOMPSON, Steven Fitzgerald, died July 21, 2012. TUNSTALL Vivian, died July 18, 2012. WALTERS Gary, died July 19, 2012. WAYE Celestine Wayne, died July 20, 2012. WHITE, Moses, 98, died July 18, 2012. WILLIAMS, Larry, Jr., 68, died July 16, 2012. WISE Holly, died July 21, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ASHCOM James Donald J.DŽ., Jr., 93, died July 20, 2012. BUTLER Glenn Thompson Tom,Ž Jr., 68, died July 19, 2012. HINSON Willie Ruth, 88, died July 16, 2012. NEALY Rosa Lee, 92, died July 20, 2012. EULEY Frank, died July 18, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-2 THE STAR JULY 28, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž In Loving Memory of my father and mother in commemoration of their 100th Birthday. Charles Daniel Rosier, Sr. and Eva Rosier (Lamar)July 23, 1912-April 20, 1987 July 29, 1912-March 14, 2010Marsha Dean Phelts and Family Florida Chapter of Sisters In Crime welcomes Patricia Sprinkle as the key speaker for their annual workshop on August 4th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arlington Congregational Church, 431 University Blvd. North; Jacksonville, FL. The workshop is open to the public. Non-members will receive a 2013 FLSinC membership and admission for their $20 donation. Sprinkle will be presenting her workshop tips on How To Write A Mystery. Visit http://floridasistersincrime.com or www.patriciasprinkle.com for additional information. 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. The Honorable Adrian G. Soud, Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Florida will be our Guest speaker. Go to the polls and vote August 5, 2012. We will have plenty of food to serve. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2730 Edgewood Ave. Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor announcing a fiveweek Sermon & Bible study series July 28, 2012 August 26, 2012.The series kicks off with A movie FireProof", Saturday, July 28th, at the William M. Raines High School Auditorium @ 4:00 p.m. / Free Admission / Open to the public and continues each Sunday morning at 9:30 / adult study and 11:00 / Worship Service. For more information, call the Church @ 765-4219. Church motto "Justified for Sanctification that matters" THE ST. THOMAS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate the 26th Anniversary of their beloved Pastor, beginning with a Banquet on Saturday, August 11th at 7pm, held at their Family Life Center, 2119 Rowe Ave. Tichets are $40 per person. On Sunday, August 12th during the 8am morning worship, Pastor Clifford Johnson of the Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, along with his church family, will be guest Peacher. The public is invited to attend these services at 5863 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville. Ernie L. Murray, Sr. Pastor. It's Almost Here! Jacksonville, FL ARE YOU READY TO EXPERIENCE "A Night of Prophetic Worship" featuring, Minister Ebou & the Minstrels, Da Anointed Crew, Expressions of Tampa, FL, and many more. FREE to the public. VIP seating is just $20.00, Vending tables for entrepreneurs start at $25.00. Join Teens N Transition as they make their debut Friday, July 27th at Solid Rock Deliverance, 3636 Old Kings Road. Doors open at 5pm, services begin at 6pm. Look forward to seeing you there! Call 813-531-2415 for more info. SPONSORS NEEDED

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JULY 28, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 Hktuvcontinued from A-1 During Mayor Browns campaign for mayor, he did state that he would be there for the citizens of Jacksonville in a nonpartisan manner. With that commitment, he won the position of Mayor of Jacksonville with a very slim margin. But one cannot forget that he was not only the first Black mayor, he was the first democratic mayor elected to represent the city in twenty years. It was reported in Tampa that Mr. Brown said, Im not going to get involved in any campaigns.Ž He reiterated, according to the report, that he wants to work on Jacksonville, not national issues. Mayor Brown has been involved in politics for a very long time, as he served at the White House under former President Bill Clinton. What must be understood is that Mr. Brown has not changed his position as a democrat even though he won his position as mayor with the help of both Democrats and Republicans. Mr. Brown will not respond to questions regarding what he will do at the polls in November. If there is a question regarding his political involvement, just continue reading or flipping through the pages of The Florida Star. Mayor Alvin Brown appears, through observation of this publication, to be a person very dedicated to improvement. VyqContinued from A-1 The report said that Person had learned that his cousin was being abused by Mosely. It bothered him som he want to confront him about the matter. According to the report, when Person approached Mosely, he turned to walked away in an effort to return to the apartment. At that time, the two men opened fire on him. Police records show that Mosely was shot four to five times but was also able to fire shots, even though he died at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. JSO know the identities of the other two men sought but will not release their names as they search for them. Swggp"Ncvkhcj"Cfqrvkpi"c"Ejknf.")Yqtmkpi"Qp)"Uvctvkpi"c"Hcokn{ A young prince or princess may be in the cards for Queen Latifah, who revealed this week on "The View" that she's "working on" adopting a child, WENN.com reports. The rapper, actress and singer told host Barbara Walters that a TV movie was the impetus for her getting the ball rolling on raising a little one. "I think I saw one of those specials ... you know those movies of the week," said the 42-year-old superstar. "And it was like... I just always wanted to bring a child home." "So if you got a kid that you don't [want] ... Just give me a year -let me set up camp and send me the kid!" she jokingly added.

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PAGE A-4THE STARJULY 28, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Left-right: Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chair, DNC, Travis Bridges, Chair, DCDEC, and Hazel Gillis, Chair, JeffersonJackson Committee DOOOO-VAAAL! Northeast Florida Democrats welcomed U. S. Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, as keynote speaker at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner held at the Jacksonville Marriott Hotel. The event was sponsored by the Duval County Democratic Executive Committee (DCDEC), the local Democratic Party organization. DCDEC members Hazel Gillis and husband George Gillis served as Chair and Co-chair, respectively, of the JeffersonJackson Committee, which planned the occasion. At a reception preceding the dinner, VIP ticket holders enjoyed meet-and-greet photo opportunities with Rep. Wasserman-Schultz and Rep. Corrine Brown. Flutist Linda Witsell provided beautiful background music during the reception. Wasserman-Schultz arrived onstage to resounding applause and the familiar strains of Hello DollyŽ, performed by Laurence Walden and the Jazz Connection the evenings entertainment. Walden then lead the audience in a sing-along of Hello DebbieŽ, which he penned for the occasion. At the end of the evening, Walden performed another song that he authored, Lets Stay Together for ObamaŽ, sung to the tune of Lets Stay TogetherŽ by recording artist, Al Greene. Other speakers on the program were U. S. Representative Corrine Brown House District 5, Ambassador Nancy Soderberg a candidate in the Florida Senate District 4 race, Mayor Alvin Brown and wife Santhea Brown who introduced Rep. Wasserman-Schultz, James Poindexter Chairperson, Jacksonville Young Dems, and Raymond Paultre Jacksonville Regional Field Director of Organizing for America, President Obamas re-election campaign organization. U. S. Senator Bill Nelson appeared via pre-recorded video. Jefferson-Jackson dinners, named for Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, are annual fundraising celebrations held by Democratic Party organizations throughout the United States. During presidential election campaigns, certain dinners are considered important venues for candidates to attend. Linda Witsell entertaining reception guests Jefferson-Jackson Committee Chair, Hazel Gillis (2nd from left) and committee co-chair, George Gillis, right, with guests at the VIP Reception Frances Calhoun Bradley, Columnist, TALK OF THE TOWN! and Democratic National Committee Chair, U. S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz U. S. Rep. and Chairperson of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz with Corey Wilborn, Delegate, District 3, Democratic National Convention Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Reception Guests Mrs. Santhea Brown introducing Keynote Speaker Javan Frinks, Field Organizer, Organizing for America with Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Obama Family Network founders Ingrid Fluellen, Delegate, District 4, Democratic National Convention and Jerry Fluellen Keynote Speaker, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chairperson, Democratic National Committee Ambassador Nancy Soderberg

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Around The Area Around The Area JULY 28, 2012THE STARPAGE A-5 SUCCESSFUL INAUGURAL STYLEWEEK RESORT MIAMI StyleWeek Resort Miami attracts over 900 guests, July 10-14 Miami, FL …The inaugural StyleWeek Resort Miami produced by StyleWeek LLC and presented by Alessandra Gold took off on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Alessandra Gold Concept Store located at 3326, N. Miami Ave, Miami, Florida 33137 at 5.30 pm in the Wynwood district. It was a great success, with engaging reviews from the media and fashion enthusiasts alike. The week long event which was hosted at the newly restored, pristine Temple House featured designers like Hope Macdonald, Richard Petit, Camille Jeanay, Amanda Perna, Tess Johnson, Alessandra Gold, Jessica Abernethy, Jonathan Joseph Peters and Janeane Marie, (both from Project Runway Season 7) was well attended with over 900 guests present including fashion enthusiasts, media, press and fashion lovers who all appreciated the edge of resort wear fitting for the Miami Lifestyle. The StyleWeek Resort Miami headliner was Alessandra Gold, who ended the show in style with Miamis Number one dance crew who have made appearances on America's Best Dance Crew and America's Got Talent:"Illmatik Phlow", Choreographed by Leo Chavez who choreographed for the movie "Rock of Ages". The runway after party wrapped up at the unique Rokbar Miami. The week long fashion event ended with a sample sale and shopping event at The Alessandra Gold Concept Store on Saturday, July 14th from 1:00pm-10:00pm. Here, everyone picked their favorite looks from the runway and shopped with a 20% discount off! Each designers collection highlighted fabrics that ranged from satin lame, to lace to recycled plastic soda bottles sequence, linen, silk and more. The contemporary yet colorful appeal of each piece on the runway was an ideal representation of resort wear Miami Style. StyleWeek LLC. would like to thank everyone and members of the media who attended StyleWeek Resort Miami. Also a special gratitude to Swarovski, Showroom 305, Jeffrey Lubin Productions, Presidente Beer, Nuvo, Alessandra Gold, Alex & Ani Beauty, TONY MAJOR events, Brilliance New York (created all the makeup and hair looks seen on the runway.), Sergio Zelcer, RokBar, The Temple House and ICY PR all it sponsors for making this inaugural event a success. "StyleWeek Resort was an unbelievable event showcasing brilliant, young designers flawlessly executed, beautifully wrapped and delivered. The audience ate it up. A must see event. And of course, Temple House was a great fit as the new spectacular venue that just hit the scene. Thank you for the opportunity.ŽDaniel Davidson, The Temple House For more information on StyleWeek Resort Miami, please e-mail us at info@icypr.com or log on to www.styleweekresort.com. About StyleWeek, LLC StyleWeek, established in 2009, was created with the vision of connecting buyers and press with emerging design talent. A CFDA supported fashion week focused on the business of fashion. StyleWeek is a true celebration of style and culture, which includes both formal fashion shows and community-wide events. StyleWeek is an auxiliary event of StyleWeek NE where we have a biannual 7day fashion week catered to emerging designers. The main purpose for StyleWeek Resort is the expansion of the brand to other cities. For more information about StyleWeek, visit www.styleweekresort.com and www.styleweekprovidence.com Photographer Credit Daniel Gagnon : www.danielgagnonphoto.com

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR JULY 28, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT Sandy Neal Freelance Photojournalist Pure Nightclub hosted K. Michelle one of the stars of theVH1 reality show, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. DJ Q45 formerly of 106 & Park were spinning the latest hits in Hip Hop, Old Skool and Reggae with Ivory Orr on the mic to keep the crowd dancing until the arrival of the VH1 star K. Michelle. K. Michelle born Kimberly Michelle Pate of Memphis Tennessee is also a singer and songwriter and have been musically associated with Usher, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Trina and R. Kelly just to name a few. K. Michelle had two singles, Fallen and I Just Cant Do This on the charts of 106 and Park for eight weeks and she earned her first gold plaque for her work on R. Kellys Love Letter album that featured her on the track of Love Is. R. Kelly is her male mentor, but she says that Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston and Tammy Terrell have influenced her music style. When K. Michelle entered PURE nightclub, many of her fans were anxious to get a picture and touch the reality star welcomed her. She was warm, all smiles and considerate of the crowd, she shook as many hands and took as many photos with her fans as she possibly could. K. Michelle was working the crowd from both sides of the VIP section. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., which she pledged while attending Florida A & M University. Look out world I think we are going to hear more from this talented young woman. Love and Hip Hop airs Mondays on VH1 at 8:00 p.m., Good Luck K. Michelle from your Jacksonville fans in all your endeavors. K. Michelle at PURE Sandy Neal Freelance Photojournalist This weekend kicked off the Birthday celebration of Steve Bellamy, a coach for Raines High School and a 25-year veteran of the music industry. This year instead of just having a birthday party for family and friends, he wanted to Party with a PurposeŽ so he joined forces with the American Cancer Society where he spoke with Michelle Ragans and from there a plan was set in motion. The party kicked off on Thursday evening at Skyline Sports Bar and Grill on Norwood Avenue where Michelle Ragans set up a table where there were buckets for customers of the venue to drop money into, they gave away wristbands, pink pendants to survivors and informational pamphlets. Saturday night the party was at PURE Nightclub on Phillips Highway where there was give-a-ways from The American Cancer Society. Steve had many of his friends there such as; Greg Blue of Superstar Jewelry (Norwood Avenue) who says that Steve is a caring and giving person, he gave an undisclosed amount to the American Cancer Society. Antonio Gadsden (Real or Nothin, 904 Fashions and Team Hope) Mr. Gadsdens mother, Beverly Gadsden lost her fight with breast cancer six years ago. Mr. Antonio Gadsden says that Steven Bellamy gives unselfishly to the community; he is well connected and always looking to better himself and others. Troy Solomon (Troy Solomon Enterprises, The Troy Solomon Foundation and he is also a Pop Warner Coach with the Sweetwater Athletic Association) whose Aunt Lorraine Solomon and Grandmother Frankie May Marshall lost their battle to cancer. Mr. Solomon, Greg Blue and Antonio Gadsden have helped sponsor children for the Steve Bellamy Foundation that helps kids with track, football and basketball scholarships, community services and cancer and diabetes awareness. Steve Bellamy is an inspiring man and a passionate person in whatever he does, especially with the student athletes of Duval County. He is responsible for many student athletes to go on and compete for collegiate scholarships in track and football that he has trained since 1995 and has gotten approximately one hundred of our children from Duval County athletic scholarships. Some of the athletes he has trained consist of Demetrus Web (formerly of the Jaguars and currently playing for the Canadian League), Torrin Lawrence (runs track for the University of Georgia) and Charone Williams (currently the assistant track coach at University of North Florida). Steve Bellamy is a veteran of the music industry for 25 years and has worked with such artist as Uncle Luke, Plies, Heavy D. and the Boyz and Busta Rhymes. Mr. Bellamys first show was the Mr. and Mrs. Body Beautiful Contest in November of 1987. The show was hosted by the University of Miami football team which at the time included; Michael Erving (retired, Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer), Melvin Bratton (retired, Denver Broncos) and Benny and Brian Blades (retired twins, Seattle Seahawks and Brian retired from the Detroit Lions). Along with five other players whom went on to achieve greatness on and off the field. This Friday Steve along with the American Cancer Society will be at Rush Street, hosted by DJ Dr. Doom located downtown at the Jacksonville Landing. Steve BellamyParty With A Purpose Birthday Celebration

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JULY 28, 2012THESTAR JUDGEJOE BROWN MEETSWITH OFFICIALSONBAHAMAS VISITPAGEA-7 Sandals Resorts Chairman To Host World Travel Awards In Turks & Caicos Judge Joe Brown took time off from his hit television courtroom to pay a visit to The Bahamas recently. The respected judge met with several dignitaries including the Prime Minister. WASHINGTON:The Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the Organization of American States (OAS), Stephen Vasciannie, (pictured) assumed the Chair of the OAS Permanent Council, succeeding the Permanent Representative of Bolivia, Ambassador Diego Pary, who had served as interim Chair. Ambassador Vasciannie will hold the position for the next three months. The Jamaican diplomat said It is indeed an honor for me to assume the position of Chairman of the Permanent Council of the OAS one day after presenting credentials as the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the OAS.Ž The learning curve will be very steep,Ž he added, but I am hopeful that I will take advantage of the opportunity to assist in the promotion of peace and security, rule of law, and all of the other core principles of the Organization of American States during my term of office.Ž Ambassador Vasciannie noted that this appointment comes at a propitious time for Jamaica. As some of you will know Jamaica, at the start of August, will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of its independence. As such, its a time for us to renew our commitment in the international arena even as we celebrate locally the achievements of the country.Ž We look forward to serving with distinction,Ž he concluded, and we hope to work with the members of the Secretariat and the representatives of all the countries of the OAS to ensure that we have peace and security in our region.Ž The outgoing Chair, Ambassador Pary of Bolivia, noted that the Council had recently taken up two important topics: the situation in Paraguay and the mandates that emerged from the General Assembly of Cochabamba. They are both issues, he said, that we will continue to discuss, we will continue to debate and surely we will arrive at good agreements under your leadership, Ambassador.Ž The Bolivian diplomat now assumes the Vice Chair of the Permanent Council. Attending the ceremony, which took place in the Gallery of Heroes in the headquarters of the OAS in Washington, DC, was the Secretary General of the OAS, Jos Miguel Insulza, the Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Albert Ramdin, and representatives of several missions of Member States. The Statute of the Permanent Council establishes that the Chair is to be held successively by each of the Permanent Representatives, in alphabetical order as determined by each countrys name in Spanish, and the Vice Chair in the same manner, following reverse alphabetical order. Both positions have a term of three months. The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) will become the focus of the travel and tourism industry on September 14 when they host the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2012. WTAs Caribbean and the Americas Ceremony 2012 will take place at the all-inclusive Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages & Spa. Decision-makers from leading travel organizations across the Caribbean and Americas are scheduled to attend the gala evening. The red-carpet ceremony will include a gourmet dinner and entertainment as well as the awards presentation. WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. According to Graham E Cooke, president and founder of WTA, We are delighted to be hosting our Caribbean and the Americas Ceremony 2012 in Turks and Caicos, a paradise destination currently enjoying a surge in tourism arrivals. The nation is entering an exciting new chapter in its history and tourism will play an even greater role in its economic evolution.Ž As the countrys largest private sector employer, Beaches exemplifies the importance of travel and tourism in Turks and Caicos in generating jobs and tourism revenue. The resort has also taken the family vacation concept to a whole new level in the Caribbean,Ž he added. Gordon ButchŽ Stewart, chairman of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, will once again host the awards. There is no better event that epitomizes the incredible products of the travel and tourism industry than the World Travel Awards,Ž Stewart said. Beaches Resorts is honored to host this years Caribbean and the Americas Gala in the beautiful Turks and Caicos.Ž Ralph Higgs, director of tourism, Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, said: The Turks and Caicos Islands are indeed very proud to once again be the host country for WTA. These awards recognize the best in the travel industry while also celebrating the rich diversity of the nominees: their culture, heritage, and people. Turks and Caicos Tourist Board welcomes WTA back to our beautiful shores where memories will be made for a lifetime, the hospitality and spirit of the people will forever be etched in the history of such an esteemed group of nominees.Ž The Caribbean and The Americas Ceremony 2012 marks the second leg of WTAs Grand Tour, a global search for the worlds leading travel brands, which also includes regional heats in Dubai, Nairobi, Singapore, and The Algarve. The winners of these legs will then go head-to-head at WTAs Grand Final, which takes place at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India, on December 12, 2012 Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, Judge Joe Brown and Minister of State in the Ministry of Legal Affairs the Hon. Damian Gomez. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Nassau, Bahamas Judge Joe Brown pays a call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie at the Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Center. (BIS photo/Peter Ramsay) Senior officials of the Office of the Attorney General are pictured with Judge and television show host Joe Brown during a courtesy all on July 13. Pictured from left Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary; Debra Fraser, Director of Legal Affairs; Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, Judge Joe Brown, Minister of State in the Ministry of Legal Affairs the Hon. Damian Gomez and Vinette Graham Allen, Director of Public Prosecutions. Jamaica Assumes Chairmanship of OAS Permanent Council Mr Graham Cooke, President & Founder, World Travel Awards; Mr Ralph Higgs, Director, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board; Miss Zhang Zilin, former Miss World and Lucy Barawitzka, Avis (Asia) are pictured left to right at the WTAs in 2008. The awards will be held in TCI this year.

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PAGE A-8THE STAR JULY 28, 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 28, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 When the 44th and first Black President, Barack H. Obama landed in Jacksonville last week, we were there on the scene making personal and media memories from several vantage points. Photos by Frank M. Powell III and insights by Marsha Dean Phelts and Janet Peters McCain. The Florida Star was there when President Barack Obama arrived in town last week for a twoday campaign blitz beginning in Jacksonville and ending in Orlando. Teams of local media assigned to cover the Presidents stop-over had to be at the designated Hangar at Jacksonville International Airport by 9:00 a.m. for a security sweep though the plane wasnt due until 12:45, recalls our Marsha Dean Phelts. From the hangar we were shuttled by bus to the tarmac where we set up our equipment on a make shift flatbed rafter,Ž she said. Approaching the tarmac we spotted Air Force Five, an enormous advance jet that brings in the Presidential limousines and security equipment prior to the Presidents landing. This beautiful Thursday morning, July 19, began like most summer days in the River City, humid, hot and sunny, it remained that way right up to just before Air Force One was due. Then long sky splitting flashes of lightning streaked from the southwest; from our perch on the rafter we watched the skies darkening with hopes that President Obamas plane would beat the rains. As the ominous clouds lowered people began covering themselves with rain gear, even the cameras had their own protective rain coverings. Then one or two drops of rain fell followed by a deluge that emptied from the cloud burst. With equipment in tow media teams quickly scattered from the rafter, taking cover in the recycled white washed school bus that brought us out to the tarmac earlier. Here we watched the skies and waited.Ž In about 30 minutes, she noted, Air Force One eastwardly flew low and slow with grace, power, strength and splendor. Seeing this majestic plane was worth the wait. Even though it was still raining we flew out of the old white washed school bus back to our stands on the rafter,Ž she said. Air Force One touched down, rolled down the runway, made a wide U-Turn and coasted back to front and center where we stood in the rain on the flatbed rafter. Mr. Sam, a veteran driver with Empire Aircraft Services, Inc. (EASI) drove his stair truck to door of the plane. And when the door of Air Force One opened, President Barack Obama, descended the stairs unescorted. President Obama was the first one off the plane„there was neither fanfare nor procession preceding him. As the President reached the bottom step, our very own Congresswoman Corrine Brown of Congressional District 5 began her regal descent. Third and lastly, Congresswoman and Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz disembarked from Air Force One. The President and his three member entourage were warmly greeted before a dozen dignitaries that included Senator Tony Hill from Mayor Alvin Browns Office, Senator Audrey Gibson, State Representative Mia Jones and top Democratic volunteers. Witnessing the scene that rolled out before us was a spell binding moment. JACKSONVILLE WELCOMESNATIONS FIRSTBLACK PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA TOCITY : Team Florida Star Was On The Scene For Occassion In Full Force Greeter Barney Roberts Volunteer and Supporter Mr Sam Brown with Empire Aircraft Services inc (EASI) President Obama exiting Air Force One Congresswoman Corrine Brown walking to her car Congresswoman Corrine Brown exiting Air Force One Former Florida Senator Tony Hill, Attorney Justin Spiller,Florida Rep Mia Jones, Sarah Payne, Barney Roberts, Florida Senator Audrey Gibson, Karen Johnson, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and President Barack Obama. Former Florida Senator Tony Hill and Florida Star Staff Writer, Marsha Phelts Hangar S11 Jacksonville International Airport State of Florida Rep Mia Jones flanked by staff members Florida Senator Audrey Gibson Attorney Justin Spiller, Barney Roberts, Sarah Payne, State of Florida Rep Mia Jones, Florida Senator Audrey Gibson, Former Florida Senator Tony Hill, and Karen Johnson President Obama greets the granddaughter of Senator Audrey Gibson. The Presidents limousine fleet and twenty other vehicles in the police escorted motorcade were quickly whisked downtown to the Prime Osborne Convention Center where President Obama was enthusiastically welcomed by a cheering crowd of 3000.Ž The Florida Stars Talk of the Town Columnists, Frances Calhoun Bradley, OkSun and Volume Burks were there capturing special First Coast MEMORIES with the 44th President of the United States of America Barack Hussein Obama. Our Janet Peters McCain noted that the Presidents message … one based on the needs of the American people … was filled with hope. I had the pleasure of meeting Ray and Toni Alfred who are also from Washington, DC,Ž she said. Guess what? They drank the "Kool-Aid." (Referring that these feelings runs through their veins) Not only do they love President Obama, but we are fortunate to have them be our Delegates representing the State of Florida (us) at the Democratic National Convention. I have so much respect for their thoughtful and insightful knowledge in listening to the people of Metro Duval and surrounding Counties.Ž During her interview with them, she was quick to ask their thoughts and understanding of how the President will look out for the interest of people who reside in the State of Florida. When she asked what they believed the Presidents primary focus for visiting the city was, they replied, He [the President] wanted to remind the people of Florida of his commitments to military people/families and to remind the moderate republicans who have supported the very same issues that all Floridians need to continue working together by supporting him. There are people in the Republican Party who share the vision of the Presidents needs to support the people in the State of Florida. Uniquely, to Jacksonville, the President wanted to discuss how Jacksonville could increase its use of Jacksonvilles Ports. President Obama discussed tactical approaches in gaining access of more Port usage; therefore, more business/services which would include more jobs.Ž Toni Alfred said that if she had five minutes with President Obama, she would discuss family and womens issues. President Obama celebrates women,Ž she said. He understands because of his own experience the value of a strong family. While the men in his family were working hard away from the family, it was the women stepped up to manage the family. It was his [the President's] grandparents who assisted in his own youthful years. It was his Mama who also there when his daddy could not be there. He loves and appreciates his sister and family. He knows what happens when your grandmother has to raise you. The new parents in his life were his grandparents. When people say from the community that their grandmother raised them; our President Obama knows of what that experience is like. To put it bluntly, our President not only respects the brilliant contribution of women, but he has experienced it firsthand.Ž How can I be of service to you, Mr. President?Ž Ray Alfred said his first statement to the President would be. I would tell him to stay his course because he knows what the people need. I would say, Anything I can do to help you stay the course for American people, you count on me to be there for you. There are so many things he has already done to assist the American people. He cares about middle class Americans. He wants us to be healthy Americans.Ž Are you ready for someone who cares you and others?Ž Janet Peters McCain, asks our readers. The others are people who might not say good to great things about him, but that does not stop him for caring about them and their interest. Are you ready to be there for the President?Ž

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UNCOMMON MUSIC, atthe Florida Theatre, on August 01, 2012, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.355.2787 for all information. "DOG DAYS OF SUMMER" Reception, Wednesday, August 01, 2012, at the Southlight Gallery, at 6 E. Bay St., Dyal UpChurch Building, 2nd floor, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Any additional information, contact 904.358.1002. GETTING STRONGER-The Wiggles Live In Concert, on Thursday, August 02, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.355.2787 for all information. WWE Presents Raw World Tour on Friday, August 03, 2012, at the Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.630.3900 for any information. "Afterwork Fridays", thisFriday, August 03, 2012 at Minggle City Cafe, 119 W. Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32202 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. 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. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2THE STAR JULY 28, 2012 *****/Community Activities DUVAL COUNTY'S SECOND RABIES ALERT OF THE YEAR has been issued for the north Jacksonville area The alert is in effect through October 10, 2012. Stray animals should be reported to the City of Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services at 630-2489. For further information or to report animal bites, contact Rabies Control at 253-1280. 4th Annual Rhythm of Gospel Awards on Saturday July 28, 2012, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.633.6110 for more information. FILM/PLAY: The Rocky Horror Picture Show-MOCA Jacksonville, on Saturday July 28, 2012, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.366.6911. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities presents Jazz in the Park, Featuring TERRY DOCŽ HANDY, thisSunday, July 29, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m at the Neptune Park, St. Simons Island. For nadditional information call 912-262-6934, or visit goldenislesarts.org. Summer Movie Classics: "THE PHILADELPHIA STORY" (1940), thisSunday, July 29, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.355.2787 for all information. THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PATENT MODELS, onSunday, July 29, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. The Curious World of Patent Models, Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Contact 904.396.MOSH for additional information. LITTLE FEAT: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PATENT MODELS, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), thisTuesday, July 31, 2012, at 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. For more information call 904.396.MOSH. Written By: Mark Underwood Its long been known that gardening is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature in a tranquil environment. Just taking a walk in a garden can help improve your mood. This is why gardens are often an integral part of retirement living communities…so older adults can easily interact with the ever-evolving landscape as the seasons change. Gardens can keep you grounded, quite literally by forcing you to slow down and smell the roses. When you are doing repetitive garden tasks like weeding, digging, pruning, and pushing wheelbarrows around, you also benefit from low impact exercise. Research has shown that whether you are caring for flower gardens or fruit or vegetable gardens, you may be doing more than keeping your plants healthy and productive. You may be improving your brain health. Its been found that gardening has a positive influence on the mind. In studying two gardening groups, the first in their 60s, the second group in their 70s, it was concluded that both groups experienced cognitive benefits from gardening. These studies found that 36 percent of 60-year-olds and 47 percent of 70-year-olds had lower risk for dementia than those who didnt garden on a regular basis. Gardening has also been shown to improve your mood and alleviate stress. No matter how big or small your garden may be, the sights, smells, and sounds of being outside simply watching your garden grow, can give you needed relief from stress. Stress reduction has been studied in the Netherlands by comparing reading indoors with 30 minutes of outdoor gardening. The gardeners reported they felt less stress than the people who took time out to read during the same time frame. The sensory experience of gardening can also help improve depressive symptoms. Keep in mind that gardening for pleasure is good for downgrading stress, but only if youre not too invested in the outcome. Gardening is only as stress-free as you make it. If youre constantly worrying about whether your new plants will thrive or produce the best looking flowers and best produce in the neighborhood, you wont gain healthy benefits that many people experience when they play outdoors.Ž If you plant a garden, youll also likely gain nutritional benefits from the fresh food youll glean from your own endeavors. But even if your garden plat is focused on flowers instead of veggies, its been shown that people who garden tend to eat healthy. In many areas of the country, outdoor gardening isnt a year-round option. Even when you can garden every month of the year, you may not be optimizing the benefits of gardening for better brain health. So what can you do to improve your attention, focus, and clarity of thinking? Many people, gardeners and non-gardeners alike, have discovered another option. They have discovered better focus, sharper memory, better sleep, and an overall improved day-to-day life. They have discovered Prevagen (www.prevagen.com), a clinically-proven supplement backed by 15 years of research. Now there is hope for what you may be missing…feeling rested and less stressed no matter what youre doing. Prevagen is the key to giving you just that and more. While gardening has numerous benefits for the mind and body, when you add the year-round benefits of Prevagen, you may find gardening even more relaxing and enjoyable. lass Half-FullGardening for Mind and Body Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Protect Your Children From Cyberbullying (StatePoint) Most parents are familiar with traditional bullying that takes place at school and on the playground, but as life has gone digital, so has bullying. Cyberbullying, bullying that occurs through technology like computers and mobile devices, is often harder to detect than traditional bullying. The bully isnt immediately visible and may not even be known to the victim,Ž says pediatrician Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O`Keeffe of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and author of "CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media." Because of this, cyberbullying is often more upsetting to victims, with even more profound and long-lasting effects,Ž Dr. OKeeffe said. While the anonymous nature of the digital world does pose a challenge to identifying cyberbullies, OKeeffe notes, parents can take an active role toward combating this 21st century problem. Here are tips for parents to get a handle on cyberbullying, whether your child is a victim, a bystander or even participating in the bullying: € Monitor your childs digital technology use. Be on the lookout for behaviors like quickly switching screens and having multiple passwords and accounts. € Teach your child to come forward if he or she knows a friend is bullying others or being bullied. Being a bystander helps perpetuate the cycle and continue someone elses pain. € You may think your child is safely using a digital device in the next room, but any child online is at risk for being bullied. Not all children are going to let you know if theres a problem, including teenagers. If your child is acting withdrawn, evasive or unusually sad -especially after using a digital device such as a computer, video game or mobile phone -ask if everything is okay. Regularly converse to open the line of communication. € Cyberbullies may think they are acting anonymously, but they can be tracked by authorities. If your child is a victim, save the offending emails, IMs, and texts, and get the school involved if possible. € If you worry your child is in serious danger, or the other parents refuse to help end bullying, call the police. € Find out what your childs schools policies are on bullying, cyberbullying and digital devices. If the rules are insufficient, talk to the teachers and principal about establishing sensible regulations. € Dont raise a bully! Foster empathy by talking regularly about how actions and words affect others. Set a good example by always treating others with respect yourself, both online and offline. € Help children develop constructive strategies for getting what they want that dont include teasing, threatening or hurting others. € Dont assume that a normally well-behaved child is guilt-free. The faceless digital world makes it easy for even good kids to sometimes be mean. More information about cyberbullying can be found on the AAP parenting website, www.healthychildren.org. With a new school year come new challenges. Learn about the realities of cyberbullying and what you can do to protect your children. *****

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JULY 28, 2012 THESTAR THYNEIGHBORS KEEPER: BRUNSWICK FORECLOSURE COUPLEINSPIRESSTERLINGCOUPLETOPROBEINTO POTENTIALHOUSESNATCHINGŽ SCHEME By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia StarMary and Raymond Harris, the Brunswick couple who shared their story of being evicted as a result of a possible scam from a nationally recognized bank, are continuing on their quest for answers. And now, their persistence has inspired another elderly couple to take a stand to keep their home. At 79, Genesis Bennett and his wife Evora, are a Sterling couple finding themselves focusing on litigation instead of living out their lives in the home they moved into in 1985. This whole matter has made me sick to the point where I had high blood pressure and was hospitalized for a week,Ž said the 69 year-old woman, who also suffers from multiple sclerosis. I want a resolution to all of this and to just get on with our lives.Ž According to the Bennetts, they are caught in a case of confusion which has set them back several thousand dollars. While their home has yet to go into foreclosure, they are already seeking legal assistance to ensure they are prepared for whatever scam Flagstar Bank might be on the horizonŽ. We decided to do a modification loan on our house note based on a letter we received from the bank back in 2010,Ž says Mrs. Bennett. I sent them $5,000 and they then they said we can send them $707.98 per month. I sent them $708 from April to November 2010 in cashiers checks. However, in November they sent the payment back saying they didnt have a program for us to be placed in for the modification. Now, my question is, where are the remainder of our funds?Ž Mrs. Bennett says she feels the money should have been credited to their account or simply returned. That money is just floating somewhere or someone pocketed it,Ž she shrugged. We sent the money yet al of a sudden we are getting letters saying we are $6,000 behind. How can that be when they said they were going to cut the payment?Ž Mrs. Bennett said as a result of the confusion she and her husband have attempted to contact Flagstar to determine if they were able to get the deed to their home back. She says she believes the deed was turned over to another company without their permission. I would like to get my house as my house,Ž Mrs. Bennett says is her ultimate desire. I would like to get my deeds back. I want to be paid for the inconvenience of stress that occurred and the hospitalization. I would want them to pay me damage and give me the deeds. I gave these things to Flagstar. So I am working to get everything together because you never know where their minds are.Ž We have to help out each other,Ž Mrs. Harris said when she introduced us to the Bennetts. This is hard enough as it is but at our ages, we really shouldnt be doing this. This is why we spent our youth saving, planning and putting things in place for our old age. I know what we went through so I have to help someone else.Ž At this point, Mrs. Harris says that she and her husband are not even certain they will be able to live the live they want in the dream house they were evicted from. A part of me wants to get back to normal but another part of me knows that if I go in there I will wonder when they are going to come back and toss us out on our heads,Ž she said. With that action, they threw out a lot of good memories we had. They didnt have any feelings for anyone and I felt it was illegal and I felt violated. All in all, I hope that we inspire others to come forward.Ž To be continued. (From right to left) Genesis and Evora Bennett with Raymond and Mary Harris are seniors seeking closure in home foreclosures. T hey couples are spending their retirement in legal battles with banks trying to resolve what is going on with their homes. (Photo:Angela F avors-Morrell) The NAACP has released the following statement regarding the President Obamas announcement that he will sign an executive order creating the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. This is a bold and welcome step in our country's ongoing quest to be one nation where all our children show up ready to learn and find teachers ready to nurture and teach every student,Ž stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. For too long, the experience of far too many African American students in far too many places has been marred by school districts whose ongoing practices have failed our children. In too many of these cases the discriminatory practices extend the effects of the nation's legacy of segregation and vestiges of slavery. If fully implemented, we are convinced the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans will make sure school discipline is fair, special education assignments are based on need not race, and all of our nation's most motivated students have fair access to advanced placement classes. Be it in Mississippi or Manhattan, North Carolina or South L.A., the data has shown … and too many family's experiences have proven … that we still need the power of the Federal Government to ensure all our nation's children are treated fairly.Ž Concluded Jealous, This Initiative will help ensure ongoing progress towards that day when all students have equal access to educational excellence and no student can find examples of racism anywhere in their schools except chronicled in their history books.Ž The NAACP will release a report later this year outlining best practices to improve educational outcomes for students of color. 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JULY 28, 2012 THESTAR TOP 25 JAGUARSPLAYERSOFALL TIMEREVEALED PAGEB-4 So who came out on top?In a recent debate, the top 25 best players of the Jacksonville Jaguars were revealed after being selected by media who observed their stats over the years. While the list came up with several hits, misses and plain old suprises, the top five spots belonged to people some expected players. Taking the number five slot is Mark Brunell, the quarterback who played from 1995-2003. First Coast Jr. Open Golf Tournament A Major Success As Osborn Theam Snags Win BERNARD MORRIS NAMED OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK The Arena Football League and ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that Jacksonville quarterback Bernard Morris has been selected as the Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week for Week 20 of the 2012 AFL season. Morris earned the award following a stellar performance in Jacksonvilles divisionclinching 64-39 road win against the Pittsburgh Power on Friday, July 20. Against Pittsburgh, an explosive Morris led the Sharks to three touchdowns within the teams first seven offensive plays, helping Jacksonville build an insurmountable 27-0 lead in the first quarter. Despite resting for the entire fourth quarter, Morris finished the game 20-of-25 passing for 194 yards and eight touchdowns against just one interception. He scored a two-yard rushing touchdown in the game as well. The total of eight passing touchdowns matched the third-year quarterbacks career high, as Morris also accomplished the feat while playing for the Power during the 2011 season. With his rushing touchdown taken into account, Morris set a new personal career high and tied the franchise singlegame record with nine total offensive touchdowns in the game. He became the fourth Shark to hit that mark in team history. Bernard is developing as a young quarterback,Ž Sharks Head Coach Les Moss said. Now hes a playoff quarterback, hes won a division, and hes going to continue to get better and better." Morris was assigned to the Sharks 2012 roster prior to the teams Week 3 game against the Georgia Force. Beginning as Omar Jacobs backup, Morris stepped into the starting role when Jacobs suffered a season-ending injury in Week 9 against New Orleans. Starting the teams final 11 games, Morris led the Sharks to a 7-4 record in the games in which he started, completing 62.2 percent of his passes and throwing 59 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. A dynamic runner out of the pocket, Morris set a single-season franchise record with 291 rushing yards in 2012. Morris led the team with 11 rushing touchdowns and finished atop the AFL leaderboard with an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Morris becomes the seventh Shark to win a weekly award this season. Wide receiver Terrance Smith was named AFL Playmaker of the Week following Week 4 and Week 6, later earning the Spalding Highlight of the Week after Week 7. Lineman Jason Holman was named the J. Lewis Small Ironman of the Week for Week 8, while fullback Rendrick Taylor earned the Highlight of the Week for Week 11 and defensive back LaRoche Jackson was selected as the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week for Week 16. Jacksonville, FL (July 24)The HJGT stayed home this weekend for the 1st Coast Jr. Open from beautiful Jacksonville Golf and Country Club. Over 65 players from all over the states as well as internationally came out to play in this tough test of golf skill. Florida Junior Tour exemptions were up for grabs as well as Junior Golf Scoreboard points. The weather stayed away this week as each day was sunny and hot. The Boys 15-18 Division was won by Osborn Theam of Jacksonville, FL with a 2-day total of 1 over par (73+72). His consistent play helped him claim first. Theam lead the field in birdies (6), par 4 (4.05) and par 5 average (4.50). Taking second was U Minn Woon of Jacksonville, FL with a 2-day total of 150 (78+72). Woons 6 shot improvement moved him up the leaderboard. Woon also tied for most birdies (6) and finished second in par 4 average (4.25). Claiming third was Davis Roche of Jacksonville, FL with a 2-day total of 151(76+75). Roche lead the field in par 3 average (3.00) and boasted 23 pars in two rounds. Our Girls 15-18 Champion was Ayaka Suzuki of Japan with a 2-day total of +2 (74+72). Suzuki came into the second round tied and went low on day two to claim first. Suzuki head in par 4 average (4.05) and most pars (28) for the tournament. Mia Zanghetti of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, also a round one co-leader, took second with a total of 149 (74+75). Zanghetti turned in an impressive 26 pars and an under par performance on par 3s (2.88). Ansley Bowman of St. Augustine, FL hung on to take third behind a total of 154 (76+78). Bowman played the par 5s under par (4.88) and recorded a par or better on 72.2% of her holes. The Boys 11-14 Division was tightly contested and eventually won by Michael Saccente of New Smyrna Beach, FL with a total of 3 over par (76+71). His second round 71 was the best round recorded in the tournament and helped separate him from the field. Saccente was the divisions leader in par 4 average (4.20) and most pars (27) for the event. Just one shot off was Chase Cutshall of Melbourne, FL taking second with a 2-day total of 148 (72+76). Cutshall lead the field with 6 birdies and played the par 5s under par for the event (4.50). Anthony Hunter of Palm Coast, FL took third with a 2-day total of 158 (79+79). Hunter was second in birdies (5) and most par breakers (13.9%) for the tournament. Abby Burditt of St. Augustine, FL, for the second consecutive week took home first in the Girls 1114 Division with a 2-day total of 165 (78+87). This marks Burditts third win of the 2012 season on the HJGT. Burditt lead the field in multiple categories including par 3 (3.25) and par 5 average (5.62) and pars (15) in her age division. Harlie Valinho of Jacksonville, F0L was second with a 2-day total of 170(87+83). Valinho had the most birdies in the age division (3) and had the best par 4 average (4.35). Claiming third behind a 10-shot improvement was Shu Han of China with a 2-day total of 182 (96+86). Along with claiming the Golf Pride Comeback Award, Han recorded 11 pars and finished second in par 5 average (5.88). Girls 15-18 Winners Boys 15-18 Winners Girls 11-14 Winners Number four is Maurice Jones-Drew, running back who is still playing strong after suiting up in 2006. Third ranked player of all time is wide receiver Jimmy Smith whose 10 year career with the team ended in 2005. Number two?Well, that belongs to Fred Taylor, running back from 1998-2008. And sitting on top of the entire list is offensive tackle Tony Boselli, who played from 1995-2001. TEAMUSA HITSAT THEOLYMPICS NOW

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JOBS EXPERT: Standardized People Wont Win Americas FutureSince former President George W. Bush amped up standardized testing throughout the nation in 2002 with the No Child Left Behind Act, critics say results have been negative. The bottom line is that there is no clear correlation between standardized testing and the knowledge and skills kids will need to prosper in the 21st century world of work,Ž says Peter Weddle, former CEO of Job Bank USA, Inc., and author of A Multitude of Hope: A Novel About Rediscovering the American Dream (www.AMultitudeofHope.com). It seems were more interested in creating a homogenized workforce than a nation of individuals who have learned what their talent is and how to bring it to work with them,Ž he says. Consider these statistics: € Annual state spending on standardized tests has increased by 160 percent … from $423 million in 2002 to $1.1 billion in 2008, according to the Pew Center on the States. € Since 2002, the United States dropped from 18th in the world in math on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to 31st place in 2009, with a similar drop in science and no change in reading. € The NCLB Act has drastically narrowed content, according to a study by the Center on Education Policy. This problem begins very early on. We take kids in elementary school and give them tests. Those who do well are designated as gifted and talented, which means that everyone else is, by definition, ungifted and untalented. And, thats just not true. In effect, were devaluing all the capabilities that are not reflected in a standardized test,Ž he says. Of course, we want to take care of our academically proficient kids, but we have to find a way to do that without signaling to every other child that they were at the end of the line when talent was handed out.Ž Too many Americans are stuck in old ways of thinking, from the classrooms of our elementary schools and colleges to the workplace,Ž Weddle says. But were in a new economy and the path to the American Dream has changed. That means our old-school thinking must change as well.Ž He offers ways Americans can get back in the game as world leaders: € We need to accept that the economy has changed: The first step to change is acknowledging its needed, Weddle says. Our employers are no longer competing with cheaper labor; theyre up against smarter labor worldwide,Ž he says. We hold a trump card, however: We have the most diverse pool of talent on the globe, whereas countries such as China and India have, by choice, a homogenous workforce. € We must give career education greater priority: In China, every college student must, as a requirement of graduation, take a yearlong course that teaches them the skills and knowledge to manage their own careers effectively. In the United States, that instruction is missing from college curricula. Yet, 53.6 percent of all college graduates under the age of 25 are now either unemployed or underemployed. € We need to redefine talent so we can use it: Our culture has taught us that talent is the province of exceptional people doing exceptional things,Ž he says. We can see the talent of Lady Gaga, but not the talent of an accounts payable clerk. And thats myopic. We are all endowed with talent, but we have to discover it, nurture it and then bring it to work with us.Ž € We have to see ourselves as a work in progress: The world of work is changing at warp speed … new technology, shifts in the global marketplace and changes in consumer tastes,Ž he says. Thats why we need to be committed to continuous learning. Regardless of our educational degree, years of experience or level of seniority, we need to be acquiring new skills and knowledge all of the time.Ž About Peter Weddle Peter Weddle, a former recruiter and human resource consultant, is the CEO of the International Association of Employment Web Sites, a trade organization. He has written or edited more than two dozen non-fiction books regarding careers and employment; A Multitude of HopeŽ is his first work of fiction. Weddle is the founder and former CEO of Job Bank USA, Inc., one of the largest electronic employment services companies in the United States. 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JULY 28, 2012THE STARPR 1 Thursday, July 12, Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville hosted a successful second annual Walking for a Healthier FutureŽ event to raise awareness of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic. The event was held at Ed Austin Regional Park and the guest speaker was three-time Womens Swimming Olympic Gold Medalist, Nancy Hogshead-Makar. She spoke to the crowd about what it was like when training for the Olympics but more importantly she spoke to the young girls about setting goals for the future and their education. You have to be Strong, Smart and Bold to be an Olympic Gold Medalist,Ž said Hogshead-Makar. Many volunteers from the community were involved with the event including employees of Bank of America and members of Greek Life at the University of North Florida. Some cheered walkers on with encouraging signs, while others accompanied the Girls Inc. girls as they completed the one mile around the park. Everyone was welcomed at the finish line with water, apples and Yobe frozen yogurt. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preparing girls, ages 5 … 18, to be self-confident, responsible and well-rounded individuals. They deliver the Girls Inc. National curriculum through their Outreach, AfterSchool, Literacy and Summer programs in Northeast Florida. For more information about Girls Inc. please visit www.girlsincjax.org or contact them at 904-731-9933 or clarkb@girlsincjax.org. Girls Inc. Hosts Successful Second Annual Walking for a Healthier FutureŽ

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. … The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences an important and major grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The grant, Center of Excellence for Cancer Research, Training and Community Service (COE-CRTCS),Ž was awarded to distinguished researcher and principal investigator Karam Soliman. When you do research, you have to believe that your contribution will last forever and that its influence never ceases,Ž Soliman said. The total amount of the award is $5,626,785 for five years. In addition, FAMU will receive $1,477,585 for five years as indirect cost. The overall goal and objective of the grant will fund the development of innovative cancer research to address some of the most significant health consequences affecting minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Specifically, the research funded by this grant will address novel approaches for treating and preventing breast and lung cancer and promote minority health. I want to thank Dr. Karam Soliman and his research team for securing this grant,Ž said Interim President Larry Robinson. This research initiative provides the opportunity to faculty and students to apply their expertise to address health issues that impact citizens in Florida and throughout the nation. It does this by working directly with members of communities disportionately impacted by breast and lung cancer.Ž This award will provide FAMU with the support needed to conduct independent research, provide research-training opportunities to Ph.D. students from health disparity populations and engage in health promotion and health information dissemination activities through established partnerships with community-based organizations in the area of cancer. The initiative will provide opportunities to accelerate scientific knowledge in cancer by providing support for the following: € Innovative research to promote minority health and to eliminate health disparities; € Increase the number of individuals from minority and other health disparity populations engaged in research activities; € Research infrastructure and capacity building; € Strengthen the exemplary research training/education activities by increasing the number of well-trained researchers from health disparity populations; and € Engage minority and other health disparity communities in effective and sustainable activities for improving the health of their communities including increasing health literacy and knowledge of health disparities. Dr. Soliman is one of the most assertive faculty members in the FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and at FAMU, period„in terms of pushing forward toward accomplishing our research goals,Ž said Michael Thompson, dean of COPPS and professor of Pharmacy Practice. He has been persistent in obtaining grants, not only to support his research, but also to support our graduate students to complete their Ph.D. degrees.Ž Ken Redda, professor and acting vice president for Research, echoed Solimans commitment to research. Dr. Soliman is one of the most outstanding researchers on campus„very productive, involved in the training of Ph.D. students and post-doc fellows,Ž said Redda. His role as research leader is very prominent and I highly commend him and his dynamic team for their many contributions to the FAMU research community. We greatly appreciate the continual support of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health. Their generous funding will help FAMU strive to mitigate this devastating disease (cancer) that affects our communities.Ž Other members of the research team include the following: Mandip Sachdeva (Pharmacy), Carl Goodman (Pharmacy), John Cooperwood (Pharmacy), Saleh Rahman and Cynthia M. Harris (Public Health), Deana Burney (Psychology), Selina Darling-Reed (Pharmacy), Hernan Flores Rozas (Pharmacy) and Miaisha Mitchell (Front Porch Program, Tallahassee).JULY 28, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 FAMU Distinguished Researcher Receives More Than $5.6 Million from National Institutes of Health Photo caption: Karam Soliman (at podium) explained the significant of the grant awarded to Florida A&M University by the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. From left to right: Joining Soliman were Michael Thompson, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Larry Robinson, interim president; Ken Redda, acting vice president for Research; and Rufus Montgomery, member of the Board of Trustees.

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JULY 28, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 Jacksonville, FL … Duval County Public Schools is pleased to honor five students from Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology as true leaders within the district and the entire state of Florida. These five students were among more than 6,800 nationwide members, advisers and alumni in attendance at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of Americas (FCCLA) 2012 National Leadership Conference. During the conference in Orlando, approximately 3,600 students competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events, competitive events that build proficiency and achievement in leadership and job-related skills. Congratulations to the following Peterson students and FCCLA members for excelling in each category of the Occupational Division: ~ Rekisha Langley, first-place, Family Nutrition and Wellness ~Theresa Meyers and Katelyn Payne, second-place, Advocacy … Teen Suicide ~Nygia Bullock, second-place, Teach and Train… Preschool Teacher ~Sinedu Turnage, third-place, Early Childhood … Preschool Teacher This years student-originated theme for the annual national conference was Reality Check.Ž Throughout the five-day convention, participants examined and discussed several critical issues including family, school and community violence prevention, physical and financial fitness, career exploration, and community service projects. Frank H. Petersons student participants took this opportunity to advance their understanding of family and community issues and balance ideas off of their peers during the presentations, workshops and youth sessions. The conference proved to be highly rewarding for these Duval County students. FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has more than 200,000 members and over 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The organization has been involved in the lives of more than 10 million youth since its founding in 1945. For more information on FCCLA, visit their website. Frank H. Peterson Students Place at 2012 FCCLA National Leadership Conference Rekisha Langley Nygia Bullock Sinedu Turnage

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Man Tortures and Threatens to Kill GirlfriendA man was arrested for beating, strangling, stomping, threatening with a butcher knife, torturing, and imprisoning his girlfriend. Police received a call from a ER nurse at 9:30 p.m. concerning a woman who stated she was beaten by her boyfriend, Albert Lee Thomas, 41, who she had been dating for a couple months. She told deputies she was tortured for hours the previous day after her boyfriend got very angry about her coming home at 10 a.m. She said he threw her on the floor and stomped on her chest a couple times with his boots. She heard her chest popŽ causing her to have trouble breathing. She said Thomas wanted to have sex with her, bus she refused and he became angry again. Thomas then strangled her and she almost became unconscious. He punched her in eye then went to the kitchen to grab a butcher knife. She told the deputy he stood over her while she was on the bed and stabbed the mattress twice by her head to scare her. The victim said that Thomas finally put the knife down, but got shoe strings to tie her arms and legs behind her back. He then stuffed tissues in her mouth and tied a bandana around her head to hold the tissues in her mouth so she couldnt yell for help. Thomas later untied her hands and left the trailer. He used a lock on the outside of the trailer to lock her inside; however, the victim was able to leave and get to the nearby hospital. The victim signed a waiver of search for detectives and Crime Scene to enter the trailer to gather evidence. While the deputy was speaking to the victim at the hospital, Thomas walked into the room and said he wanted to speak to his girlfriend. The deputy had Thomas leave the room with him to the ER lobby. Thomas was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery by strangulation, and false imprisonment. He remains on no bond due to being a convicted felon with an extensive criminal history; this is his 12th booking. He has prior charges including possession of cocaine, burglary with battery, domestic battery, and introduce contraband into detention facility. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star JULY 28, 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. Father Arrested after Amber Alert EndsAt approximately 12:57 p.m., police received a call from a woman stating that Reginald Levison, 27, had engaged in a physical altercation with and took away the child they had together. Levison grabbed the childs mother by the neck and attempted to strangle her. He hit her multiple times and would not let her leave her apartment. Levison then took her cell phone, which prevented her from making any calls f and took their 7-week-old son. Levison fled the scene with vehicle of the childs mother. Prior to leaving, Levison made threats that he might possible harm the child and any law enforcement that attempted to arrest him. He stated that he would not go back to prison as he already has multiple arrests. Police issued a statewide Amber Alert but it was cancelled around 8:30 p.m. when Levison child to his sister, who in turn notified police. The baby was fine and reunited with his mother. Levison was arrested the next morning and charged with false imprisonment, domestic battery/strangulation, interference with child custody, and grand theft auto. Reginald Levison Albert Thomas

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C&J 2THE STARJULY 28, 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. Street Smarts It is always important to be aware that anything can happen and that you are always at risk when you step out of your house. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Basic Street Sense € Wherever you are on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. € Send the message that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going. € Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave. € Know the neighborhoods where you live and work. Check out the locations of police and fire stations, public telephones, hospitals, and restaurants, or stores that are open late. On Foot € Stick to well-traveled streets. Avoid shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots, or alleys. € Don't flash large amounts of cash or other tempting targets like expensive jewelry or clothing. € Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. € Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket, not a back pocket. € Try to use automated teller machines in the daytime. Have your card in hand and don't approach the machine if you're uneasy about people nearby. € Don't wear shoes or clothing that restrict your movements. € Have your car or house key in hand before you reach the door. € If you think someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk toward an open store, restaurant, or lighted house. If you're scared, yell for help. € Have to work late? Make sure there are others in the building, and ask someone a colleague or security guard to walk you to your car or transit stop. Auto Theft and Carjacking € Keep your car in good running condition. Make sure there's enough gas to get where you're going and back. € Always roll up the windows and lock car doors, even if you're coming right back. Check inside and out before getting in. € Avoid parking in isolated areas. Be especially alert in lots and underground parking garages. € If you think someone is following you, don't head home. Drive to the nearest police or fire station, gas station, or other open business to get help. € Don't pick up hitchhikers. Don't hitchhike. On Buses and Subways € Use well-lighted, busy stops. € Stay alert! Don't doze or daydream. € If someone harasses you, don't be embarrassed. Loudly say "Leave me alone!" If that doesn't work, hit the emergency device. € Watch who gets off with you. If you feel uneasy, walk directly to a place where there are other people. Your Safety Man Stabbed to Death with ObjectA man was arrested in the stabbing death of 18-year-old Grant S. Woodham. Neighbors discovered Woodham lying facedown on the entry sidewalk to a residence. It appeared that Woodham had been stabbed with a metal object, which was protruding from his chest cavity. The preliminary investigation revealed that Woodham had left his friends home in order to sell narcotics to an unknown black male. Woodham left in his black 2010 Dodge Charger, which was not located at the scene where he was found deceased. The Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy of the victim and listed the manner of death as a homicide and the cause of death to be a stabbing with punctured wounds to the heart and lung. Detectives conducted numerous interviews and followed up on investigative leads throughout the night and early morning hours. A person of interest, 25-year-old Benjamin Lee Powell, was identified and surveillance was conducted at numerous locations within a certain area. Street Crimes Unit and members of the Special Investigations Division assisted with visual and electronic surveillance. The Dodge Charger was later located. Detectives surveilled the vehicle and observed a black male seated in the driver's seat. A tactical approach was made on the vehicle and Powell, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was arrested without incident. He was then transported to the Criminal Investigation Department for an interview with Homicide Detectives. Woodham's vehicle was towed so it could be forensically examined and processed. Powell was charged with second degree murder (with a deadly weapon), grand theft (motor vehicle), and possession of marijuana. He is being held without bail. According to records, Powell has three prior arrests which were all drug-related. Benjamin Powell Grant Woodham

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Crying Baby Slammed Repeatedly on Floor Dies Denver, CO30-year-old Marquis Garrison was said to have shaken his 2-month-old daughter and throwing her to the floor to stop her from crying. She was slammed so hard that she suffered a serious brain injury, three broken bones in her legs, and a broken shoulder bone. The parents of the child did not call ambulance, but drove the child to the hospital where she was determined to be in critical condition. They explained to the doctor that their daughter started vomiting about a week ago and recently had fallen off a bed. Garrison also said that she had some seizures as well. The parents denied obtaining any medical treatment for the seizures or the fall or even regular medical examinations since birth. A detective was called to the place and the doctor explained the parents story, which did not seem consistent with the childs traumatic brain injury. At one point, the mother left the hospital to go to work. After some questioning, Garrison denied causing any trauma to the child. A few days later, Garrison eventually said that he was taking care of his child when the childs mother left. He then said he had thrown the baby to the floor repeatedly after giving up trying to stop the crying by shaking her. The baby in the hospital died days later. Garrison was arrested and faced with first-degree murder and two counts of child abuse resulting in death. He is being held on no bond. JULY28, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Wants to Show Off Karate Moves to Deputy and Gets ArrestedA man was arrested after trying to show off his karate moves on a deputy, which did not help in resisting his arrest. A deputy arrived near a charter boat service in response to a call about a man who appeared to be highly intoxicated, bothering customers, and swinging karate chops at children. The man was reported appearing to have difficulty keeping his balance and smelled of alcohol. He was identified as Daniel Alan Settle, 32, and claimed that he had a black belt in several different forms of martial arts. According to reports, the deputy said that Settle asked him if he could demonstrate karate moves on him and he said no. The deputy said, "Settle defied my lawful order and took up an active fighting stance, with his fists clenched, arms bent and raised above waist level. I gave Settle a lawful order to cease this stance but he refused to comply. Because I feared attack was imminent, Settle was physically restrained and placed into handcuffs.Ž Settle was arrested and forced inside the deputy's car. He was charged with resisting an officer with violence. Shots Fired Over $45 Debt Two women were arrested for firing shots and threatening someone who owed one of the women a small amount of money. Police say 22-year-old Shanette Tiana Beachum had become angry over payment she had not received from her employer. She was said to have suppose to be paid $45 for cleaning work. Beachum went to the residence of the victim with Sharita Rochelle Marshall, who is also 22 years old, to collect the money owed. When Beachum was not able to get the money, she used a handgun to threaten the victim and fired several shots in the air. The two women then fled the place. The police were able to locate Marshall within an area and Beachum was located the next day. Both women were arrested. Marshall was charged with principal to aggravated assault. Beachum was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, discharging a firearm in public, improper/dangerous exhibition of a firearm, and tampering with evidence. Child Left in Day Care Van Dies Dallas, TXRescue arrived at a day care center in reference to an unconscious child found in the day care van. The childs name was 3-year-old Benjamin Price who was given CPR. When he was taken to the hospital, he was pronounced dead. Police said the boy was left in the van outside of the day care after returning from a field trip. Police believe the boy may have been in the van for at least two hours in the van. The boy was only realized later that he was missing when his grandmother came to pick him up. The highest temperature that day was 105 degrees. Family members said Price had been going to the day care for over a year. Police are investigating this incident. Diaper Theft Runs From Security Topless Philadelphia, PA26-year-old Aishana Clayton was caught stealing a pack of Pampers diapers and was confronted by security guards. She started punching, biting, and scratching one of the guards. The other guards tried to get Clayton off the guard by grabbing her shirt. She slipped herself out of the shirt and ran off topless through the store and into the parking lot. She then got into her Buick and fled the area, which was found abandoned about a half a mile away. She has not been found, but she is said to be on parole until November 2012. She is not new to shoplifting as she has four prior convictions for retail theft. ShanetteBeachum Sharita Marshall

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C&J 4THE STARJULY 28, 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: Kristina Campbell Age: 16 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 7/09/12 Name: Kyle Stewart Age: 17 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 6/28/12 Name: Javonte Naquan Carter Age: 17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 7/15/12 Name: Reneshay Sweat Age: 17 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 7/17/12 Name: Malik J. Taylor Age: 14 Weight: 204 lbs Last seen: 7/15/12MOSTWANTED Burglary SuspectAt 10:51 p.m., police responded to a food mart in reference to a burglary alarm. Further investigation by the responding patrol officers revealed that a burglary occurred to the store. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the unknown suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Maurice BynumOffense:Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Name: ThelvinDerell Carr Offense:False Imprisonment, Domestic Battery Name: Gregory Eugene ByrdOffense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Rodney Clemons Offense:Court Order Violation/ Aggravated Stalk, Intimidate/ Force WItness



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Two men have been arrested and two others are sought regarding the shooting death of Antonio Mosley, 22, Tuesday night. Antonio was shot and killed at the Moncrief Village Apartments. Richard Person III, 26, and Miles McChriston Jr., 24, were arrested and charged with murder. According to reports, Persons cousin was involved in a relationship with Mosely. Kile Glover, the son of Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Foster, died on Saturday after being hit by a watercraft on July 6 while swimming n Lake Lanier, which is 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. A helicopter airlifted him to a hospital, but he was listed as brain dead. His insurance ran out and the life support system was recommended to be removed. Usher Raymond, and Tameka Foster have two other sons together. Mrs. Abranna Christine Harris Dawson, known as Christine or Chris, was born on July 21, 1932 in Hazelhurst, Georgia. She has lived in Jacksonville for the past 63 years where she raised her family and worked. She has read The Florida Star since it started in 1951. Mrs. Dawson was marrie to the late Robert Warren Dawson for 51 years, They had three loving children, Ethel Stewart (Larry), Sylvia McCant (Donald) and Robert (Bobby) Dawson, III (Delois). She has five grandchildren and is a devoted member of the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church where she has served in different ministries for the past 60 years. Congratulations and Thank you Mrs. Dawson. 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Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct#*;26+"988/::56Uvknn"Pwodgt"Qpg#Fqpv"Hqtigv [qwt"Eqr{# Ocp"Uvqng"46"Ncrvqr Eqorwvgtu Vyq"Cttguvgf."Vyq"Uqwijv kp"Oqpetkghu"Owtfgtu The chances of winning the $100,000 dollar top prize in Virginia's Cash 5 drawing are 1 in 278,256, according to the Virginia Lottery website. Now imagine that happening twice to the same person. Somehow, Arlington resident Joseph Sylvester overcame those odds to win his second lottery in three months on July 3. His first win was on April 3, three months to the day before his next jackpot, reports the Washington Post. The second time is a little more routine, Sylvester told officials. His first thought after winning again? Gotta get my picture taken again, he told the Washington Post. According to UPI, Sylvester used Easy Pick, a machine that randomly selects the numbers, and the purchase was made at a local 7-Eleven. "It feels great to win. I guess the only advice I have is: Expect to win, he told WUSA9. When he won his first $100,000 in April, Sylvester paid bills and bought a new truck, according to ABC news. He plans to pay off more bills with his second set of winnings. Of course, he also plans to continue to purchase lottery tickets. Rctv{"cv"Rwtgu""/"Rcig"C/8 Qwt"[qwvj"/"Rtgr"Tcr" Etkog"cpf Lwuvkeg See Inside The video shows the man above, casually walking into a Jacksonville building. It continues as he walks casually throughout the offices with a computer bag on his shoulder. During the short period, the unknown suspect, who appeared as a person very familiar with his environment and at ease with his performance. The problem, he was not at work, well, not for the company, he was at work for himself, as he stole 24 laptop computers. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office is requesting the assistance from the public to help identify and locate the laptop thief. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845TIPS. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN Cecil Claude, 90, died July 22, 2012. AUGUSTINE Ruth M., 86, died July 17, 2012. BARWICK, Mary Thatcher, 24, died July 18, 2012. BATSON, John, Jr., died July 19, 2012. BELLAMY, Frank Dolye, Sr., 71, died July 20, 2012. BLAKENSHIP, Thomas Richard, 57, died July 17, 2012. BONSALL, Robert N., Jr., died July 16, 2012. CLARK, Margaret, 90, died July 17, 2012. COLEMAN, Audrey, 86, died July 19, 2012. DAMON, Mary Octavian, 96, died July 21, 2012. DOBSON, Alfred, Jr., 35, died July 19, 2012. DORSEY, Betty Jean, died July 17, 2012. DRINKS, Angelita Maria, died July 18, 2012. ELLIS, Karlyn R., died July 17, 2012. FARNAM, Thomas, 75, died July 17, 2012. FITZSIMMONS, Linda Lou, 61, died July 20, 2012. FRIEDLIN, Mark C., 56, died July 16, 2012. GRIFFIS, Odessa, 97, died July 16, 2012. GUYNN, Dorothy Pueschel, 91, died July 17, 2012. HAGEN, Margaret E., 96, died July 17, 2012. HARRIS, Sheila, died July 19, 2012. HATCHER, Michelle, died July 20, 102. HEATH, Leroy, Jr., 57, died July 22, 2012. HENDON, Fredricka L., died July 16, 2012. HINSON Samuel Lee, died July 17, 2012. HODGE, Willie Henry, 74, died July 16, 2012. HOOD, J. L., 93, died July 19, 2012. HUNTER, Charles, died July 23, 2012. JENKINS, Pamela D., 59, died July 22, 2012. JONES, James, died July 20, 2012. KENNEDY, Phyllis Denise, 51, died July 19, 2012. LEWIS, Pamela Brown, died July 22, 2012. LOCHER, William W., 89, died July 19, 2012. MAYO, Cornelius D., died July 17, 2012. McGEE, Bert E., 73, died July 18, 2012. McGOVERN, Terry Joseph, Sr., 84, died July 19, 2012. McINTOSH, Mary Lou, 96, died July 17, 2012. MECHEM, Barbara, died July 21, 2012. MERCER, Lawrence, 80, died July 21, 2012. MILLER, Sandra Lynn, died July 20, 2012. MITCHELL, Mary, 84, died July 16, 2012. MOORE, Joseph Burnell, Sr., 75, died July 20, 2012. MUNN, Shirley D., 85, died July 17, 2012. MURPHY, Bettye T., 85, died July 17, 2012. MYERS, Billy Joe, 33, died July 17, 2012. ORTIZ-Cardona, Juan Antonio, 67, died July 21, 2012. PASSWATER, Howard S., 82, died July 17, 2012. PITTS, Donnie B., 79, died July 17, 2012. PLASTER, Annie Louise, 87, died July 18, 2012. ROWE, Cordele, died July 20, 2012. SHIELDS, Lillian, 89, died July 20, 2012. SOLANO, Genevieve, 92, died July 16, 2012. T AYLOR, George A., died July 20, 2012. THOMAS, Catreia N., died July 17, 2012. THOMAS, Darlene, 48, died July 16, 2012. THOMAS, Minnie Belle, 94, died July 21, 2012. THOMPSON, Steven Fitzgerald, died July 21, 2012. TUNSTALL Vivian, died July 18, 2012. WALTERS Gary, died July 19, 2012. WAYE Celestine Wayne, died July 20, 2012. WHITE, Moses, 98, died July 18, 2012. WILLIAMS, Larry, Jr., 68, died July 16, 2012. WISE, Holly, died July 21, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ASHCOM, James Donald J.D., Jr., 93, died July 20, 2012. BUTLER, Glenn Thompson Tom, Jr., 68, died July 19, 2012. HINSON Willie Ruth, 88, died July 16, 2012. NEALY, Rosa Lee, 92, died July 20, 2012. EULEY, Frank, died July 18, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-2 THE STAR JULY 28, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... In Loving Memory of my father and mother in commemoration of their 100th Birthday. Charles Daniel Rosier, Sr. and Eva Rosier (Lamar)July 23, 1912-April 20, 1987 July 29, 1912-March 14, 2010Marsha Dean Phelts and Family Florida Chapter of Sisters In Crime welcomes Patricia Sprinkle as the key speaker for their annual workshop on August 4th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arlington Congregational Church, 431 University Blvd. North; Jacksonville, FL. The workshop is open to the public. Non-members will receive a 2013 FLSinC membership and admission for their $20 donation. Sprinkle will be presenting her workshop tips on How To Write A Mystery. Visit http://floridasistersincrime.com or www.patriciasprinkle.com for additional information. 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. The Honorable Adrian G. Soud, Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Florida will be our Guest speaker. Go to the polls and vote August 5, 2012. We will have plenty of food to serve. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2730 Edgewood Ave. Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor announcing a fiveweek Sermon & Bible study series July 28, 2012 August 26, 2012.The series kicks off with A movie FireProof", Saturday, July 28th, at the William M. Raines High School Auditorium @ 4:00 p.m. / Free Admission / Open to the public and continues each Sunday morning at 9:30 / adult study and 11:00 / Worship Service. For more information, call the Church @ 765-4219. Church motto "Justified for Sanctification that matters" THE ST. THOMAS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate the 26th Anniversary of their beloved Pastor, beginning with a Banquet on Saturday, August 11th at 7pm, held at their Family Life Center, 2119 Rowe Ave. Tichets are $40 per person. On Sunday, August 12th during the 8am morning worship, Pastor Clifford Johnson of the Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, along with his church family, will be guest Peacher. The public is invited to attend these services at 5863 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville. Ernie L. Murray, Sr. Pastor. It's Almost Here! Jacksonville, FL ARE YOU READY TO EXPERIENCE "A Night of Prophetic Worship" featuring, Minister Ebou & the Minstrels, Da Anointed Crew, Expressions of Tampa, FL, and many more. FREE to the public. VIP seating is just $20.00, Vending tables for entrepreneurs start at $25.00. Join Teens N Transition as they make their debut Friday, July 27th at Solid Rock Deliverance, 3636 Old Kings Road. Doors open at 5pm, services begin at 6pm. Look forward to seeing you there! Call 813-531-2415 for more info. SPONSORS NEEDED

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JULY 28, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 Hktuvcontinued from A-1 During Mayor Browns campaign for mayor, he did state that he would be there for the citizens of Jacksonville in a nonpartisan manner. With that commitment, he won the position of Mayor of Jacksonville with a very slim margin. But one cannot forget that he was not only the first Black mayor, he was the first democratic mayor elected to represent the city in twenty years. It was reported in Tampa that Mr. Brown said, Im not going to get involved in any campaigns. He reiterated, according to the report, that he wants to work on Jacksonville, not national issues. Mayor Brown has been involved in politics for a very long time, as he served at the White House under former President Bill Clinton. What must be understood is that Mr. Brown has not changed his position as a democrat even though he won his position as mayor with the help of both Democrats and Republicans. Mr. Brown will not respond to questions regarding what he will do at the polls in November. If there is a question regarding his political involvement, just continue reading or flipping through the pages of The Florida Star. Mayor Alvin Brown appears, through observation of this publication, to be a person very dedicated to improvement. VyqContinued from A-1 The report said that Person had learned that his cousin was being abused by Mosely. It bothered him som he want to confront him about the matter. According to the report, when Person approached Mosely, he turned to walked away in an effort to return to the apartment. At that time, the two men opened fire on him. Police records show that Mosely was shot four to five times but was also able to fire shots, even though he died at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. JSO know the identities of the other two men sought but will not release their names as they search for them. Swggp"Ncvkhcj"Cfqrvkpi"c"Ejknf.")Yqtmkpi"Qp)"Uvctvkpi"c"Hcokn{ A young prince or princess may be in the cards for Queen Latifah, who revealed this week on "The View" that she's "working on" adopting a child, WENN.com reports. The rapper, actress and singer told host Barbara Walters that a TV movie was the impetus for her getting the ball rolling on raising a little one. "I think I saw one of those specials ... you know those movies of the week," said the 42-year-old superstar. "And it was like... I just always wanted to bring a child home." "So if you got a kid that you don't [want] ... Just give me a year -let me set up camp and send me the kid!" she jokingly added.

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR JULY 28, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Left-right: Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chair, DNC, Travis Bridges, Chair, DCDEC, and Hazel Gillis, Chair, JeffersonJackson Committee DOOOO-VAAAL! Northeast Florida Democrats welcomed U. S. Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, as keynote speaker at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner held at the Jacksonville Marriott Hotel. The event was sponsored by the Duval County Democratic Executive Committee (DCDEC), the local Democratic Party organization. DCDEC members Hazel Gillis and husband George Gillis served as Chair and Co-chair, respectively, of the JeffersonJackson Committee, which planned the occasion. At a reception preceding the dinner, VIP ticket holders enjoyed meet-and-greet photo opportunities with Rep. Wasserman-Schultz and Rep. Corrine Brown. Flutist Linda Witsell provided beautiful background music during the reception. Wasserman-Schultz arrived onstage to resounding applause and the familiar strains of Hello Dolly, performed by Laurence Walden and the Jazz Connection, the evenings entertainment. Walden then lead the audience in a sing-along of Hello Debbie, which he penned for the occasion. At the end of the evening, Walden performed another song that he authored, Lets Stay Together for Obama, sung to the tune of Lets Stay Together by recording artist, Al Greene. Other speakers on the program were U. S. Representative Corrine Brown, House District 5, Ambassador Nancy Soderberg a candidate in the Florida Senate District 4 race, Mayor Alvin Brown and wife Santhea Brown who introduced Rep. Wasserman-Schultz, James Poindexter Chairperson, Jacksonville Young Dems, and Raymond Paultre, Jacksonville Regional Field Director of Organizing for America, President Obamas re-election campaign organization. U. S. Senator Bill Nelson appeared via pre-recorded video. Jefferson-Jackson dinners, named for Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, are annual fundraising celebrations held by Democratic Party organizations throughout the United States. During presidential election campaigns, certain dinners are considered important venues for candidates to attend. Linda Witsell entertaining reception guests Jefferson-Jackson Committee Chair, Hazel Gillis (2nd from left) and committee co-chair, George Gillis, right, with guests at the VIP Reception Frances Calhoun Bradley, Columnist, TALK OF THE TOWN! and Democratic National Committee Chair, U. S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz U. S. Rep. and Chairperson of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz with Corey Wilborn, Delegate, District 3, Democratic National Convention Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Reception Guests Mrs. Santhea Brown introducing Keynote Speaker Javan Frinks, Field Organizer, Organizing for America with Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Obama Family Network founders Ingrid Fluellen, Delegate, District 4, Democratic National Convention and Jerry Fluellen Keynote Speaker, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chairperson, Democratic National Committee Ambassador Nancy Soderberg

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Around The Area Around The Area JULY 28, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-5 SUCCESSFUL INAUGURAL STYLEWEEK RESORT MIAMIStyleWeek Resort Miami attracts over 900 guests, July 10-14 Miami, FL The inaugural StyleWeek Resort Miami produced by StyleWeek LLC and presented by Alessandra Gold took off on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Alessandra Gold Concept Store located at 3326, N. Miami Ave, Miami, Florida 33137 at 5.30 pm in the Wynwood district. It was a great success, with engaging reviews from the media and fashion enthusiasts alike. The week long event which was hosted at the newly restored, pristine Temple House featured designers like Hope Macdonald, Richard Petit, Camille Jeanay, Amanda Perna, Tess Johnson, Alessandra Gold, Jessica Abernethy, Jonathan Joseph Peters and Janeane Marie, (both from Project Runway Season 7) was well attended with over 900 guests present including fashion enthusiasts, media, press and fashion lovers who all appreciated the edge of resort wear fitting for the Miami Lifestyle. The StyleWeek Resort Miami headliner was Alessandra Gold, who ended the show in style with Miamis Number one dance crew who have made appearances on America's Best Dance Crew and America's Got Talent:"Illmatik Phlow", Choreographed by Leo Chavez who choreographed for the movie "Rock of Ages". The runway after party wrapped up at the unique Rokbar Miami. The week long fashion event ended with a sample sale and shopping event at The Alessandra Gold Concept Store on Saturday, July 14th from 1:00pm-10:00pm. Here, everyone picked their favorite looks from the runway and shopped with a 20% discount off! Each designers collection highlighted fabrics that ranged from satin lame, to lace to recycled plastic soda bottles sequence, linen, silk and more. The contemporary yet colorful appeal of each piece on the runway was an ideal representation of resort wear Miami Style. StyleWeek LLC. would like to thank everyone and members of the media who attended StyleWeek Resort Miami. Also a special gratitude to Swarovski, Showroom 305, Jeffrey Lubin Productions, Presidente Beer, Nuvo, Alessandra Gold, Alex & Ani Beauty, TONY MAJOR events, Brilliance New York (created all the makeup and hair looks seen on the runway.), Sergio Zelcer, RokBar, The Temple House and ICY PR all it sponsors for making this inaugural event a success. "StyleWeek Resort was an unbelievable event showcasing brilliant, young designers flawlessly executed, beautifully wrapped and delivered. The audience ate it up. A must see event. And of course, Temple House was a great fit as the new spectacular venue that just hit the scene. Thank you for the opportunity.Daniel Davidson, The Temple House For more information on StyleWeek Resort Miami, please e-mail us at info@icypr.com or log on to www.styleweekresort.com. About StyleWeek, LLC StyleWeek, established in 2009, was created with the vision of connecting buyers and press with emerging design talent. A CFDA supported fashion week focused on the business of fashion. StyleWeek is a true celebration of style and culture, which includes both formal fashion shows and community-wide events. StyleWeek is an auxiliary event of StyleWeek NE where we have a biannual 7day fashion week catered to emerging designers. The main purpose for StyleWeek Resort is the expansion of the brand to other cities. For more information about StyleWeek, visit www.styleweekresort.com and www.styleweekprovidence.com Photographer Credit Daniel Gagnon : www.danielgagnonphoto.com

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR JULY 28, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT Sandy Neal Freelance Photojournalist Pure Nightclub hosted K. Michelle one of the stars of theVH1 reality show, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. DJ Q45 formerly of 106 & Park were spinning the latest hits in Hip Hop, Old Skool and Reggae with Ivory Orr on the mic to keep the crowd dancing until the arrival of the VH1 star K. Michelle. K. Michelle born Kimberly Michelle Pate of Memphis Tennessee is also a singer and songwriter and have been musically associated with Usher, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Trina and R. Kelly just to name a few. K. Michelle had two singles, Fallen and I Just Cant Do This on the charts of 106 and Park for eight weeks and she earned her first gold plaque for her work on R. Kellys Love Letter album that featured her on the track of Love Is. R. Kelly is her male mentor, but she says that Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston and Tammy Terrell have influenced her music style. When K. Michelle entered PURE nightclub, many of her fans were anxious to get a picture and touch the reality star welcomed her. She was warm, all smiles and considerate of the crowd, she shook as many hands and took as many photos with her fans as she possibly could. K. Michelle was working the crowd from both sides of the VIP section. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., which she pledged while attending Florida A & M University. Look out world I think we are going to hear more from this talented young woman. Love and Hip Hop airs Mondays on VH1 at 8:00 p.m., Good Luck K. Michelle from your Jacksonville fans in all your endeavors. K. Michelle at PURE Sandy Neal Freelance Photojournalist This weekend kicked off the Birthday celebration of Steve Bellamy, a coach for Raines High School and a 25-year veteran of the music industry. This year instead of just having a birthday party for family and friends, he wanted to Party with a Purpose so he joined forces with the American Cancer Society where he spoke with Michelle Ragans and from there a plan was set in motion. The party kicked off on Thursday evening at Skyline Sports Bar and Grill on Norwood Avenue where Michelle Ragans set up a table where there were buckets for customers of the venue to drop money into, they gave away wristbands, pink pendants to survivors and informational pamphlets. Saturday night the party was at PURE Nightclub on Phillips Highway where there was give-a-ways from The American Cancer Society. Steve had many of his friends there such as; Greg Blue of Superstar Jewelry (Norwood Avenue) who says that Steve is a caring and giving person, he gave an undisclosed amount to the American Cancer Society. Antonio Gadsden (Real or Nothin, 904 Fashions and Team Hope) Mr. Gadsdens mother, Beverly Gadsden lost her fight with breast cancer six years ago. Mr. Antonio Gadsden says that Steven Bellamy gives unselfishly to the community; he is well connected and always looking to better himself and others. Troy Solomon (Troy Solomon Enterprises, The Troy Solomon Foundation and he is also a Pop Warner Coach with the Sweetwater Athletic Association) whose Aunt Lorraine Solomon and Grandmother Frankie May Marshall lost their battle to cancer. Mr. Solomon, Greg Blue and Antonio Gadsden have helped sponsor children for the Steve Bellamy Foundation that helps kids with track, football and basketball scholarships, community services and cancer and diabetes awareness. Steve Bellamy is an inspiring man and a passionate person in whatever he does, especially with the student athletes of Duval County. He is responsible for many student athletes to go on and compete for collegiate scholarships in track and football that he has trained since 1995 and has gotten approximately one hundred of our children from Duval County athletic scholarships. Some of the athletes he has trained consist of Demetrus Web (formerly of the Jaguars and currently playing for the Canadian League), Torrin Lawrence (runs track for the University of Georgia) and Charone Williams (currently the assistant track coach at University of North Florida). Steve Bellamy is a veteran of the music industry for 25 years and has worked with such artist as Uncle Luke, Plies, Heavy D. and the Boyz and Busta Rhymes. Mr. Bellamys first show was the Mr. and Mrs. Body Beautiful Contest in November of 1987. The show was hosted by the University of Miami football team which at the time included; Michael Erving (retired, Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer), Melvin Bratton (retired, Denver Broncos) and Benny and Brian Blades (retired twins, Seattle Seahawks and Brian retired from the Detroit Lions). Along with five other players whom went on to achieve greatness on and off the field. This Friday Steve along with the American Cancer Society will be at Rush Street, hosted by DJ Dr. Doom located downtown at the Jacksonville Landing. Steve BellamyParty With A Purpose Birthday Celebration

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JULY 28, 2012 THESTAR JUDGEJOE BROWN MEETSWITH OFFICIALSONBAHAMAS VISITPAGEA-7 Sandals Resorts Chairman To Host World Travel Awards In Turks & Caicos Judge Joe Brown took time off from his hit television courtroom to pay a visit to The Bahamas recently. The respected judge met with several dignitaries including the Prime Minister. WASHINGTON:The Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the Organization of American States (OAS), Stephen Vasciannie, (pictured) assumed the Chair of the OAS Permanent Council, succeeding the Permanent Representative of Bolivia, Ambassador Diego Pary, who had served as interim Chair. Ambassador Vasciannie will hold the position for the next three months. The Jamaican diplomat said It is indeed an honor for me to assume the position of Chairman of the Permanent Council of the OAS one day after presenting credentials as the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the OAS. The learning curve will be very steep, he added, but I am hopeful that I will take advantage of the opportunity to assist in the promotion of peace and security, rule of law, and all of the other core principles of the Organization of American States during my term of office. Ambassador Vasciannie noted that this appointment comes at a propitious time for Jamaica. As some of you will know Jamaica, at the start of August, will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of its independence. As such, its a time for us to renew our commitment in the international arena even as we celebrate locally the achievements of the country. We look forward to serving with distinction, he concluded, and we hope to work with the members of the Secretariat and the representatives of all the countries of the OAS to ensure that we have peace and security in our region. The outgoing Chair, Ambassador Pary of Bolivia, noted that the Council had recently taken up two important topics: the situation in Paraguay and the mandates that emerged from the General Assembly of Cochabamba. They are both issues, he said, that we will continue to discuss, we will continue to debate and surely we will arrive at good agreements under your leadership, Ambassador. The Bolivian diplomat now assumes the Vice Chair of the Permanent Council. Attending the ceremony, which took place in the Gallery of Heroes in the headquarters of the OAS in Washington, DC, was the Secretary General of the OAS, Jos Miguel Insulza, the Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Albert Ramdin, and representatives of several missions of Member States. The Statute of the Permanent Council establishes that the Chair is to be held successively by each of the Permanent Representatives, in alphabetical order as determined by each countrys name in Spanish, and the Vice Chair in the same manner, following reverse alphabetical order. Both positions have a term of three months. The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) will become the focus of the travel and tourism industry on September 14 when they host the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2012. WTAs Caribbean and the Americas Ceremony 2012 will take place at the all-inclusive Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages & Spa. Decision-makers from leading travel organizations across the Caribbean and Americas are scheduled to attend the gala evening. The red-carpet ceremony will include a gourmet dinner and entertainment as well as the awards presentation. WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. According to Graham E Cooke, president and founder of WTA, We are delighted to be hosting our Caribbean and the Americas Ceremony 2012 in Turks and Caicos, a paradise destination currently enjoying a surge in tourism arrivals. The nation is entering an exciting new chapter in its history and tourism will play an even greater role in its economic evolution. As the countrys largest private sector employer, Beaches exemplifies the importance of travel and tourism in Turks and Caicos in generating jobs and tourism revenue. The resort has also taken the family vacation concept to a whole new level in the Caribbean, he added. Gordon Butch Stewart, chairman of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, will once again host the awards. There is no better event that epitomizes the incredible products of the travel and tourism industry than the World Travel Awards, Stewart said. Beaches Resorts is honored to host this years Caribbean and the Americas Gala in the beautiful Turks and Caicos. Ralph Higgs, director of tourism, Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, said: The Turks and Caicos Islands are indeed very proud to once again be the host country for WTA. These awards recognize the best in the travel industry while also celebrating the rich diversity of the nominees: their culture, heritage, and people. Turks and Caicos Tourist Board welcomes WTA back to our beautiful shores where memories will be made for a lifetime, the hospitality and spirit of the people will forever be etched in the history of such an esteemed group of nominees. The Caribbean and The Americas Ceremony 2012 marks the second leg of WTAs Grand Tour, a global search for the worlds leading travel brands, which also includes regional heats in Dubai, Nairobi, Singapore, and The Algarve. The winners of these legs will then go head-to-head at WTAs Grand Final, which takes place at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India, on December 12, 2012 Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, Judge Joe Brown and Minister of State in the Ministry of Legal Affairs the Hon. Damian Gomez. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Nassau, Bahamas Judge Joe Brown pays a call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie at the Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Center. (BIS photo/Peter Ramsay) Senior officials of the Office of the Attorney General are pictured with Judge and television show host Joe Brown during a courtesy all on July 13. Pictured from left Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary; Debra Fraser, Director of Legal Affairs; Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, Judge Joe Brown, Minister of State in the Ministry of Legal Affairs the Hon. Damian Gomez and Vinette Graham Allen, Director of Public Prosecutions. Jamaica Assumes Chairmanship of OAS Permanent Council Mr Graham Cooke, President & Founder, World Travel Awards; Mr Ralph Higgs, Director, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board; Miss Zhang Zilin, former Miss World and Lucy Barawitzka, Avis (Asia) are pictured left to right at the WTAs in 2008. The awards will be held in TCI this year.

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR JULY 28, 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 28, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 When the 44th and first Black President, Barack H. Obama landed in Jacksonville last week, we were there on the scene making personal and media memories from several vantage points. Photos by Frank M. Powell III and insights by Marsha Dean Phelts and Janet Peters McCain. The Florida Star was there when President Barack Obama arrived in town last week for a twoday campaign blitz beginning in Jacksonville and ending in Orlando. Teams of local media assigned to cover the Presidents stop-over had to be at the designated Hangar at Jacksonville International Airport by 9:00 a.m. for a security sweep though the plane wasnt due until 12:45, recalls our Marsha Dean Phelts. From the hangar we were shuttled by bus to the tarmac where we set up our equipment on a make shift flatbed rafter, she said. Approaching the tarmac we spotted Air Force Five, an enormous advance jet that brings in the Presidential limousines and security equipment prior to the Presidents landing. This beautiful Thursday morning, July 19, began like most summer days in the River City, humid, hot and sunny, it remained that way right up to just before Air Force One was due. Then long sky splitting flashes of lightning streaked from the southwest; from our perch on the rafter we watched the skies darkening with hopes that President Obamas plane would beat the rains. As the ominous clouds lowered people began covering themselves with rain gear, even the cameras had their own protective rain coverings. Then one or two drops of rain fell followed by a deluge that emptied from the cloud burst. With equipment in tow media teams quickly scattered from the rafter, taking cover in the recycled white washed school bus that brought us out to the tarmac earlier. Here we watched the skies and waited. In about 30 minutes, she noted, Air Force One eastwardly flew low and slow with grace, power, strength and splendor. Seeing this majestic plane was worth the wait. Even though it was still raining we flew out of the old white washed school bus back to our stands on the rafter, she said. Air Force One touched down, rolled down the runway, made a wide U-Turn and coasted back to front and center where we stood in the rain on the flatbed rafter. Mr. Sam, a veteran driver with Empire Aircraft Services, Inc. (EASI) drove his stair truck to door of the plane. And when the door of Air Force One opened, President Barack Obama, descended the stairs unescorted. President Obama was the first one off the planethere was neither fanfare nor procession preceding him. As the President reached the bottom step, our very own Congresswoman Corrine Brown of Congressional District 5 began her regal descent. Third and lastly, Congresswoman and Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz disembarked from Air Force One. The President and his three member entourage were warmly greeted before a dozen dignitaries that included Senator Tony Hill from Mayor Alvin Browns Office, Senator Audrey Gibson, State Representative Mia Jones and top Democratic volunteers. Witnessing the scene that rolled out before us was a spell binding moment. JACKSONVILLE WELCOMESNATIONS FIRSTBLACK PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA TOCITY : Team Florida Star Was On The Scene For Occassion In Full Force Greeter Barney Roberts Volunteer and Supporter Mr Sam Brown with Empire Aircraft Services inc (EASI) President Obama exiting Air Force One Congresswoman Corrine Brown walking to her car Congresswoman Corrine Brown exiting Air Force One Former Florida Senator Tony Hill, Attorney Justin Spiller,Florida Rep Mia Jones, Sarah Payne, Barney Roberts, Florida Senator Audrey Gibson, Karen Johnson, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and President Barack Obama. Former Florida Senator Tony Hill and Florida Star Staff Writer, Marsha Phelts Hangar S11 Jacksonville International Airport State of Florida Rep Mia Jones flanked by staff members Florida Senator Audrey Gibson Attorney Justin Spiller, Barney Roberts, Sarah Payne, State of Florida Rep Mia Jones, Florida Senator Audrey Gibson, Former Florida Senator Tony Hill, and Karen Johnson President Obama greets the granddaughter of Senator Audrey Gibson. The Presidents limousine fleet and twenty other vehicles in the police escorted motorcade were quickly whisked downtown to the Prime Osborne Convention Center where President Obama was enthusiastically welcomed by a cheering crowd of 3000. The Florida Stars Talk of the Town Columnists, Frances Calhoun Bradley, OkSun and Volume Burks were there capturing special First Coast MEMORIES with the 44th President of the United States of America Barack Hussein Obama. Our Janet Peters McCain noted that the Presidents message one based on the needs of the American people was filled with hope. I had the pleasure of meeting Ray and Toni Alfred who are also from Washington, DC, she said. Guess what? They drank the "Kool-Aid." (Referring that these feelings runs through their veins) Not only do they love President Obama, but we are fortunate to have them be our Delegates representing the State of Florida (us) at the Democratic National Convention. I have so much respect for their thoughtful and insightful knowledge in listening to the people of Metro Duval and surrounding Counties. During her interview with them, she was quick to ask their thoughts and understanding of how the President will look out for the interest of people who reside in the State of Florida. When she asked what they believed the Presidents primary focus for visiting the city was, they replied, He [the President] wanted to remind the people of Florida of his commitments to military people/families and to remind the moderate republicans who have supported the very same issues that all Floridians need to continue working together by supporting him. There are people in the Republican Party who share the vision of the Presidents needs to support the people in the State of Florida. Uniquely, to Jacksonville, the President wanted to discuss how Jacksonville could increase its use of Jacksonvilles Ports. President Obama discussed tactical approaches in gaining access of more Port usage; therefore, more business/services which would include more jobs. Toni Alfred said that if she had five minutes with President Obama, she would discuss family and womens issues. President Obama celebrates women, she said. He understands because of his own experience the value of a strong family. While the men in his family were working hard away from the family, it was the women stepped up to manage the family. It was his [the President's] grandparents who assisted in his own youthful years. It was his Mama who also there when his daddy could not be there. He loves and appreciates his sister and family. He knows what happens when your grandmother has to raise you. The new parents in his life were his grandparents. When people say from the community that their grandmother raised them; our President Obama knows of what that experience is like. To put it bluntly, our President not only respects the brilliant contribution of women, but he has experienced it firsthand. How can I be of service to you, Mr. President? Ray Alfred said his first statement to the President would be. I would tell him to stay his course because he knows what the people need. I would say, Anything I can do to help you stay the course for American people, you count on me to be there for you. There are so many things he has already done to assist the American people. He cares about middle class Americans. He wants us to be healthy Americans. Are you ready for someone who cares you and others? Janet Peters McCain, asks our readers. The others are people who might not say good to great things about him, but that does not stop him for caring about them and their interest. Are you ready to be there for the President?

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UNCOMMON MUSIC, atthe Florida Theatre, on August 01, 2012, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.355.2787 for all information. "DOG DAYS OF SUMMER" Reception, Wednesday, August 01, 2012, at the Southlight Gallery, at 6 E. Bay St., Dyal UpChurch Building, 2nd floor, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Any additional information, contact 904.358.1002. GETTING STRONGER-The Wiggles Live In Concert, on Thursday, August 02, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.355.2787 for all information. WWE Presents Raw World Tour on Friday, August 03, 2012, at the Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.630.3900 for any information. "Afterwork Fridays", thisFriday, August 03, 2012 at Minggle City Cafe, 119 W. Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32202 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. 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. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2 THE STAR JULY 28, 2012 *****/Community Activities DUVAL COUNTY'S SECOND RABIES ALERT OF THE YEAR has been issued for the north Jacksonville area The alert is in effect through October 10, 2012. Stray animals should be reported to the City of Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services at 630-2489. For further information or to report animal bites, contact Rabies Control at 253-1280. 4th Annual Rhythm of Gospel Awards on Saturday July 28, 2012, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.633.6110 for more information. FILM/PLAY: The Rocky Horror Picture Show-MOCA Jacksonville, on Saturday July 28, 2012, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.366.6911. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities presents Jazz in the Park, Featuring TERRY DOC HANDY, thisSunday, July 29, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m at the Neptune Park, St. Simons Island. For nadditional information call 912-262-6934, or visit goldenislesarts.org. Summer Movie Classics: "THE PHILADELPHIA STORY" (1940), thisSunday, July 29, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.355.2787 for all information. THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PATENT MODELS, onSunday, July 29, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. The Curious World of Patent Models, Monday, July 30, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Contact 904.396.MOSH for additional information. LITTLE FEAT: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PATENT MODELS, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), thisTuesday, July 31, 2012, at 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. For more information call 904.396.MOSH. Written By: Mark Underwood Its long been known that gardening is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature in a tranquil environment. Just taking a walk in a garden can help improve your mood. This is why gardens are often an integral part of retirement living communitiesso older adults can easily interact with the ever-evolving landscape as the seasons change. Gardens can keep you grounded, quite literally by forcing you to slow down and smell the roses. When you are doing repetitive garden tasks like weeding, digging, pruning, and pushing wheelbarrows around, you also benefit from low impact exercise. Research has shown that whether you are caring for flower gardens or fruit or vegetable gardens, you may be doing more than keeping your plants healthy and productive. You may be improving your brain health. Its been found that gardening has a positive influence on the mind. In studying two gardening groups, the first in their 60s, the second group in their 70s, it was concluded that both groups experienced cognitive benefits from gardening. These studies found that 36 percent of 60-year-olds and 47 percent of 70-year-olds had lower risk for dementia than those who didnt garden on a regular basis. Gardening has also been shown to improve your mood and alleviate stress. No matter how big or small your garden may be, the sights, smells, and sounds of being outside simply watching your garden grow, can give you needed relief from stress. Stress reduction has been studied in the Netherlands by comparing reading indoors with 30 minutes of outdoor gardening. The gardeners reported they felt less stress than the people who took time out to read during the same time frame. The sensory experience of gardening can also help improve depressive symptoms. Keep in mind that gardening for pleasure is good for downgrading stress, but only if youre not too invested in the outcome. Gardening is only as stress-free as you make it. If youre constantly worrying about whether your new plants will thrive or produce the best looking flowers and best produce in the neighborhood, you wont gain healthy benefits that many people experience when they play outdoors. If you plant a garden, youll also likely gain nutritional benefits from the fresh food youll glean from your own endeavors. But even if your garden plat is focused on flowers instead of veggies, its been shown that people who garden tend to eat healthy. In many areas of the country, outdoor gardening isnt a year-round option. Even when you can garden every month of the year, you may not be optimizing the benefits of gardening for better brain health. So what can you do to improve your attention, focus, and clarity of thinking? Many people, gardeners and non-gardeners alike, have discovered another option. They have discovered better focus, sharper memory, better sleep, and an overall improved day-to-day life. They have discovered Prevagen (www.prevagen.com), a clinically-proven supplement backed by 15 years of research. Now there is hope for what you may be missingfeeling rested and less stressed no matter what youre doing. Prevagen is the key to giving you just that and more. While gardening has numerous benefits for the mind and body, when you add the year-round benefits of Prevagen, you may find gardening even more relaxing and enjoyable. lass Half-FullGardening for Mind and Body Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Protect Your Children From Cyberbullying (StatePoint) Most parents are familiar with traditional bullying that takes place at school and on the playground, but as life has gone digital, so has bullying. Cyberbullying, bullying that occurs through technology like computers and mobile devices, is often harder to detect than traditional bullying. The bully isnt immediately visible and may not even be known to the victim, says pediatrician Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O`Keeffe of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and author of "CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media." Because of this, cyberbullying is often more upsetting to victims, with even more profound and long-lasting effects, Dr. OKeeffe said. While the anonymous nature of the digital world does pose a challenge to identifying cyberbullies, OKeeffe notes, parents can take an active role toward combating this 21st century problem. Here are tips for parents to get a handle on cyberbullying, whether your child is a victim, a bystander or even participating in the bullying: Monitor your childs digital technology use. Be on the lookout for behaviors like quickly switching screens and having multiple passwords and accounts. Teach your child to come forward if he or she knows a friend is bullying others or being bullied. Being a bystander helps perpetuate the cycle and continue someone elses pain. You may think your child is safely using a digital device in the next room, but any child online is at risk for being bullied. Not all children are going to let you know if theres a problem, including teenagers. If your child is acting withdrawn, evasive or unusually sad -especially after using a digital device such as a computer, video game or mobile phone -ask if everything is okay. Regularly converse to open the line of communication. Cyberbullies may think they are acting anonymously, but they can be tracked by authorities. If your child is a victim, save the offending emails, IMs, and texts, and get the school involved if possible. If you worry your child is in serious danger, or the other parents refuse to help end bullying, call the police. Find out what your childs schools policies are on bullying, cyberbullying and digital devices. If the rules are insufficient, talk to the teachers and principal about establishing sensible regulations. Dont raise a bully! Foster empathy by talking regularly about how actions and words affect others. Set a good example by always treating others with respect yourself, both online and offline. Help children develop constructive strategies for getting what they want that dont include teasing, threatening or hurting others. Dont assume that a normally well-behaved child is guilt-free. The faceless digital world makes it easy for even good kids to sometimes be mean. More information about cyberbullying can be found on the AAP parenting website, www.healthychildren.org. With a new school year come new challenges. Learn about the realities of cyberbullying and what you can do to protect your children. *****

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JULY 28, 2012 THESTAR THYNEIGHBORS KEEPER: BRUNSWICK FORECLOSURE COUPLEINSPIRESSTERLINGCOUPLETOPROBEINTO POTENTIALHOUSESNATCHING SCHEME By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia StarMary and Raymond Harris, the Brunswick couple who shared their story of being evicted as a result of a possible scam from a nationally recognized bank, are continuing on their quest for answers. And now, their persistence has inspired another elderly couple to take a stand to keep their home. At 79, Genesis Bennett and his wife Evora, are a Sterling couple finding themselves focusing on litigation instead of living out their lives in the home they moved into in 1985. This whole matter has made me sick to the point where I had high blood pressure and was hospitalized for a week, said the 69 year-old woman, who also suffers from multiple sclerosis. I want a resolution to all of this and to just get on with our lives. According to the Bennetts, they are caught in a case of confusion which has set them back several thousand dollars. While their home has yet to go into foreclosure, they are already seeking legal assistance to ensure they are prepared for whatever scam Flagstar Bank might be on the horizon. We decided to do a modification loan on our house note based on a letter we received from the bank back in 2010, says Mrs. Bennett. I sent them $5,000 and they then they said we can send them $707.98 per month. I sent them $708 from April to November 2010 in cashiers checks. However, in November they sent the payment back saying they didnt have a program for us to be placed in for the modification. Now, my question is, where are the remainder of our funds? Mrs. Bennett says she feels the money should have been credited to their account or simply returned. That money is just floating somewhere or someone pocketed it, she shrugged. We sent the money yet al of a sudden we are getting letters saying we are $6,000 behind. How can that be when they said they were going to cut the payment? Mrs. Bennett said as a result of the confusion she and her husband have attempted to contact Flagstar to determine if they were able to get the deed to their home back. She says she believes the deed was turned over to another company without their permission. I would like to get my house as my house, Mrs. Bennett says is her ultimate desire. I would like to get my deeds back. I want to be paid for the inconvenience of stress that occurred and the hospitalization. I would want them to pay me damage and give me the deeds. I gave these things to Flagstar. So I am working to get everything together because you never know where their minds are. We have to help out each other, Mrs. Harris said when she introduced us to the Bennetts. This is hard enough as it is but at our ages, we really shouldnt be doing this. This is why we spent our youth saving, planning and putting things in place for our old age. I know what we went through so I have to help someone else. At this point, Mrs. Harris says that she and her husband are not even certain they will be able to live the live they want in the dream house they were evicted from. A part of me wants to get back to normal but another part of me knows that if I go in there I will wonder when they are going to come back and toss us out on our heads, she said. With that action, they threw out a lot of good memories we had. They didnt have any feelings for anyone and I felt it was illegal and I felt violated. All in all, I hope that we inspire others to come forward. To be continued. (From right to left) Genesis and Evora Bennett with Raymond and Mary Harris are seniors seeking closure in home foreclosures. They couples are spending their retirement in legal battles with banks trying to resolve what is going on with their homes. (Photo:Angela F avors-Morrell) The NAACP has released the following statement regarding the President Obamas announcement that he will sign an executive order creating the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. This is a bold and welcome step in our country's ongoing quest to be one nation where all our children show up ready to learn and find teachers ready to nurture and teach every student, stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. For too long, the experience of far too many African American students in far too many places has been marred by school districts whose ongoing practices have failed our children. In too many of these cases the discriminatory practices extend the effects of the nation's legacy of segregation and vestiges of slavery. If fully implemented, we are convinced the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans will make sure school discipline is fair, special education assignments are based on need not race, and all of our nation's most motivated students have fair access to advanced placement classes. Be it in Mississippi or Manhattan, North Carolina or South L.A., the data has shown and too many family's experiences have proven that we still need the power of the Federal Government to ensure all our nation's children are treated fairly. Concluded Jealous, This Initiative will help ensure ongoing progress towards that day when all students have equal access to educational excellence and no student can find examples of racism anywhere in their schools except chronicled in their history books. The NAACP will release a report later this year outlining best practices to improve educational outcomes for students of color. 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JULY 28, 2012 THESTAR TOP 25 JAGUARSPLAYERSOFALL TIMEREVEALED PAGEB-4 So who came out on top?In a recent debate, the top 25 best players of the Jacksonville Jaguars were revealed after being selected by media who observed their stats over the years. While the list came up with several hits, misses and plain old suprises, the top five spots belonged to people some expected players. Taking the number five slot is Mark Brunell, the quarterback who played from 1995-2003. First Coast Jr. Open Golf Tournament A Major Success As Osborn Theam Snags Win BERNARD MORRIS NAMED OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK The Arena Football League and ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that Jacksonville quarterback Bernard Morris has been selected as the Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week for Week 20 of the 2012 AFL season. Morris earned the award following a stellar performance in Jacksonvilles divisionclinching 64-39 road win against the Pittsburgh Power on Friday, July 20. Against Pittsburgh, an explosive Morris led the Sharks to three touchdowns within the teams first seven offensive plays, helping Jacksonville build an insurmountable 27-0 lead in the first quarter. Despite resting for the entire fourth quarter, Morris finished the game 20-of-25 passing for 194 yards and eight touchdowns against just one interception. He scored a two-yard rushing touchdown in the game as well. The total of eight passing touchdowns matched the third-year quarterbacks career high, as Morris also accomplished the feat while playing for the Power during the 2011 season. With his rushing touchdown taken into account, Morris set a new personal career high and tied the franchise singlegame record with nine total offensive touchdowns in the game. He became the fourth Shark to hit that mark in team history. Bernard is developing as a young quarterback, Sharks Head Coach Les Moss said. Now hes a playoff quarterback, hes won a division, and hes going to continue to get better and better." Morris was assigned to the Sharks 2012 roster prior to the teams Week 3 game against the Georgia Force. Beginning as Omar Jacobs backup, Morris stepped into the starting role when Jacobs suffered a season-ending injury in Week 9 against New Orleans. Starting the teams final 11 games, Morris led the Sharks to a 7-4 record in the games in which he started, completing 62.2 percent of his passes and throwing 59 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. A dynamic runner out of the pocket, Morris set a single-season franchise record with 291 rushing yards in 2012. Morris led the team with 11 rushing touchdowns and finished atop the AFL leaderboard with an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Morris becomes the seventh Shark to win a weekly award this season. Wide receiver Terrance Smith was named AFL Playmaker of the Week following Week 4 and Week 6, later earning the Spalding Highlight of the Week after Week 7. Lineman Jason Holman was named the J. Lewis Small Ironman of the Week for Week 8, while fullback Rendrick Taylor earned the Highlight of the Week for Week 11 and defensive back LaRoche Jackson was selected as the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week for Week 16. Jacksonville, FL (July 24)The HJGT stayed home this weekend for the 1st Coast Jr. Open from beautiful Jacksonville Golf and Country Club. Over 65 players from all over the states as well as internationally came out to play in this tough test of golf skill. Florida Junior Tour exemptions were up for grabs as well as Junior Golf Scoreboard points. The weather stayed away this week as each day was sunny and hot. The Boys 15-18 Division was won by Osborn Theam of Jacksonville, FL with a 2-day total of 1 over par (73+72). His consistent play helped him claim first. Theam lead the field in birdies (6), par 4 (4.05) and par 5 average (4.50). Taking second was U Minn Woon of Jacksonville, FL with a 2-day total of 150 (78+72). Woons 6 shot improvement moved him up the leaderboard. Woon also tied for most birdies (6) and finished second in par 4 average (4.25). Claiming third was Davis Roche of Jacksonville, FL with a 2-day total of 151(76+75). Roche lead the field in par 3 average (3.00) and boasted 23 pars in two rounds. Our Girls 15-18 Champion was Ayaka Suzuki of Japan with a 2-day total of +2 (74+72). Suzuki came into the second round tied and went low on day two to claim first. Suzuki head in par 4 average (4.05) and most pars (28) for the tournament. Mia Zanghetti of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, also a round one co-leader, took second with a total of 149 (74+75). Zanghetti turned in an impressive 26 pars and an under par performance on par 3s (2.88). Ansley Bowman of St. Augustine, FL hung on to take third behind a total of 154 (76+78). Bowman played the par 5s under par (4.88) and recorded a par or better on 72.2% of her holes. The Boys 11-14 Division was tightly contested and eventually won by Michael Saccente of New Smyrna Beach, FL with a total of 3 over par (76+71). His second round 71 was the best round recorded in the tournament and helped separate him from the field. Saccente was the divisions leader in par 4 average (4.20) and most pars (27) for the event. Just one shot off was Chase Cutshall of Melbourne, FL taking second with a 2-day total of 148 (72+76). Cutshall lead the field with 6 birdies and played the par 5s under par for the event (4.50). Anthony Hunter of Palm Coast, FL took third with a 2-day total of 158 (79+79). Hunter was second in birdies (5) and most par breakers (13.9%) for the tournament. Abby Burditt of St. Augustine, FL, for the second consecutive week took home first in the Girls 1114 Division with a 2-day total of 165 (78+87). This marks Burditts third win of the 2012 season on the HJGT. Burditt lead the field in multiple categories including par 3 (3.25) and par 5 average (5.62) and pars (15) in her age division. Harlie Valinho of Jacksonville, F0L was second with a 2-day total of 170(87+83). Valinho had the most birdies in the age division (3) and had the best par 4 average (4.35). Claiming third behind a 10-shot improvement was Shu Han of China with a 2-day total of 182 (96+86). Along with claiming the Golf Pride Comeback Award, Han recorded 11 pars and finished second in par 5 average (5.88). Girls 15-18 Winners Boys 15-18 Winners Girls 11-14 Winners Number four is Maurice Jones-Drew, running back who is still playing strong after suiting up in 2006. Third ranked player of all time is wide receiver Jimmy Smith whose 10 year career with the team ended in 2005. Number two?Well, that belongs to Fred Taylor, running back from 1998-2008. And sitting on top of the entire list is offensive tackle Tony Boselli, who played from 1995-2001. TEAMUSA HITSAT THEOLYMPICS NOW

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JOBS EXPERT: Standardized People Wont Win Americas FutureSince former President George W. Bush amped up standardized testing throughout the nation in 2002 with the No Child Left Behind Act, critics say results have been negative. The bottom line is that there is no clear correlation between standardized testing and the knowledge and skills kids will need to prosper in the 21st century world of work, says Peter Weddle, former CEO of Job Bank USA, Inc., and author of A Multitude of Hope: A Novel About Rediscovering the American Dream (www.AMultitudeofHope.com). It seems were more interested in creating a homogenized workforce than a nation of individuals who have learned what their talent is and how to bring it to work with them, he says. Consider these statistics: Annual state spending on standardized tests has increased by 160 percent from $423 million in 2002 to $1.1 billion in 2008, according to the Pew Center on the States. Since 2002, the United States dropped from 18th in the world in math on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to 31st place in 2009, with a similar drop in science and no change in reading. The NCLB Act has drastically narrowed content, according to a study by the Center on Education Policy. This problem begins very early on. We take kids in elementary school and give them tests. Those who do well are designated as gifted and talented, which means that everyone else is, by definition, ungifted and untalented. And, thats just not true. In effect, were devaluing all the capabilities that are not reflected in a standardized test, he says. Of course, we want to take care of our academically proficient kids, but we have to find a way to do that without signaling to every other child that they were at the end of the line when talent was handed out. Too many Americans are stuck in old ways of thinking, from the classrooms of our elementary schools and colleges to the workplace, Weddle says. But were in a new economy and the path to the American Dream has changed. That means our old-school thinking must change as well. He offers ways Americans can get back in the game as world leaders: We need to accept that the economy has changed: The first step to change is acknowledging its needed, Weddle says. Our employers are no longer competing with cheaper labor; theyre up against smarter labor worldwide, he says. We hold a trump card, however: We have the most diverse pool of talent on the globe, whereas countries such as China and India have, by choice, a homogenous workforce. We must give career education greater priority: In China, every college student must, as a requirement of graduation, take a yearlong course that teaches them the skills and knowledge to manage their own careers effectively. In the United States, that instruction is missing from college curricula. Yet, 53.6 percent of all college graduates under the age of 25 are now either unemployed or underemployed. We need to redefine talent so we can use it: Our culture has taught us that talent is the province of exceptional people doing exceptional things, he says. We can see the talent of Lady Gaga, but not the talent of an accounts payable clerk. And thats myopic. We are all endowed with talent, but we have to discover it, nurture it and then bring it to work with us. We have to see ourselves as a work in progress: The world of work is changing at warp speed new technology, shifts in the global marketplace and changes in consumer tastes, he says. Thats why we need to be committed to continuous learning. Regardless of our educational degree, years of experience or level of seniority, we need to be acquiring new skills and knowledge all of the time. About Peter Weddle Peter Weddle, a former recruiter and human resource consultant, is the CEO of the International Association of Employment Web Sites, a trade organization. He has written or edited more than two dozen non-fiction books regarding careers and employment; A Multitude of Hope is his first work of fiction. Weddle is the founder and former CEO of Job Bank USA, Inc., one of the largest electronic employment services companies in the United States. If you would like to run the above article, please feel free to do so. I am able to provide images if you would like some to accompany it. If youre interested in interviewing Peter Weddle or having him write an exclusive article for you, let me know and Ill gladly work out details. Lastly, please let me know if youd be interested in receiving a copy of his new book, A Multitude of Hope, for possible review.PAGE B-6 THESTAR JULY 28, 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 28, 2012THE STARPR 1 Thursday, July 12, Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville hosted a successful second annual Walking for a Healthier Future event to raise awareness of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic. The event was held at Ed Austin Regional Park and the guest speaker was three-time Womens Swimming Olympic Gold Medalist, Nancy Hogshead-Makar. She spoke to the crowd about what it was like when training for the Olympics but more importantly she spoke to the young girls about setting goals for the future and their education. You have to be Strong, Smart and Bold to be an Olympic Gold Medalist, said Hogshead-Makar. Many volunteers from the community were involved with the event including employees of Bank of America and members of Greek Life at the University of North Florida. Some cheered walkers on with encouraging signs, while others accompanied the Girls Inc. girls as they completed the one mile around the park. Everyone was welcomed at the finish line with water, apples and Yobe frozen yogurt. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preparing girls, ages 5 18, to be self-confident, responsible and well-rounded individuals. They deliver the Girls Inc. National curriculum through their Outreach, AfterSchool, Literacy and Summer programs in Northeast Florida. For more information about Girls Inc. please visit www.girlsincjax.org or contact them at 904-731-9933 or clarkb@girlsincjax.org. Girls Inc. Hosts Successful Second Annual Walking for a Healthier Future

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences an important and major grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The grant, Center of Excellence for Cancer Research, Training and Community Service (COE-CRTCS), was awarded to distinguished researcher and principal investigator Karam Soliman. When you do research, you have to believe that your contribution will last forever and that its influence never ceases, Soliman said. The total amount of the award is $5,626,785 for five years. In addition, FAMU will receive $1,477,585 for five years as indirect cost. The overall goal and objective of the grant will fund the development of innovative cancer research to address some of the most significant health consequences affecting minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Specifically, the research funded by this grant will address novel approaches for treating and preventing breast and lung cancer and promote minority health. I want to thank Dr. Karam Soliman and his research team for securing this grant, said Interim President Larry Robinson. This research initiative provides the opportunity to faculty and students to apply their expertise to address health issues that impact citizens in Florida and throughout the nation. It does this by working directly with members of communities disportionately impacted by breast and lung cancer. This award will provide FAMU with the support needed to conduct independent research, provide research-training opportunities to Ph.D. students from health disparity populations and engage in health promotion and health information dissemination activities through established partnerships with community-based organizations in the area of cancer. The initiative will provide opportunities to accelerate scientific knowledge in cancer by providing support for the following: Innovative research to promote minority health and to eliminate health disparities; Increase the number of individuals from minority and other health disparity populations engaged in research activities; Research infrastructure and capacity building; Strengthen the exemplary research training/education activities by increasing the number of well-trained researchers from health disparity populations; and Engage minority and other health disparity communities in effective and sustainable activities for improving the health of their communities including increasing health literacy and knowledge of health disparities. Dr. Soliman is one of the most assertive faculty members in the FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and at FAMU, periodin terms of pushing forward toward accomplishing our research goals, said Michael Thompson, dean of COPPS and professor of Pharmacy Practice. He has been persistent in obtaining grants, not only to support his research, but also to support our graduate students to complete their Ph.D. degrees. Ken Redda, professor and acting vice president for Research, echoed Solimans commitment to research. Dr. Soliman is one of the most outstanding researchers on campusvery productive, involved in the training of Ph.D. students and post-doc fellows, said Redda. His role as research leader is very prominent and I highly commend him and his dynamic team for their many contributions to the FAMU research community. We greatly appreciate the continual support of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health. Their generous funding will help FAMU strive to mitigate this devastating disease (cancer) that affects our communities. Other members of the research team include the following: Mandip Sachdeva (Pharmacy), Carl Goodman (Pharmacy), John Cooperwood (Pharmacy), Saleh Rahman and Cynthia M. Harris (Public Health), Deana Burney (Psychology), Selina Darling-Reed (Pharmacy), Hernan Flores Rozas (Pharmacy) and Miaisha Mitchell (Front Porch Program, Tallahassee).JULY 28, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 FAMU Distinguished Researcher Receives More Than $5.6 Million from National Institutes of Health Photo caption: Karam Soliman (at podium) explained the significant of the grant awarded to Florida A&M University by the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. From left to right: Joining Soliman were Michael Thompson, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Larry Robinson, interim president; Ken Redda, acting vice president for Research; and Rufus Montgomery, member of the Board of Trustees.

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JULY 28, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 Jacksonville, FL Duval County Public Schools is pleased to honor five students from Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology as true leaders within the district and the entire state of Florida. These five students were among more than 6,800 nationwide members, advisers and alumni in attendance at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of Americas (FCCLA) 2012 National Leadership Conference. During the conference in Orlando, approximately 3,600 students competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events, competitive events that build proficiency and achievement in leadership and job-related skills. Congratulations to the following Peterson students and FCCLA members for excelling in each category of the Occupational Division: ~ Rekisha Langley, first-place, Family Nutrition and Wellness ~Theresa Meyers and Katelyn Payne, second-place, Advocacy Teen Suicide ~Nygia Bullock, second-place, Teach and Train Preschool Teacher ~Sinedu Turnage, third-place, Early Childhood Preschool Teacher This years student-originated theme for the annual national conference was Reality Check. Throughout the five-day convention, participants examined and discussed several critical issues including family, school and community violence prevention, physical and financial fitness, career exploration, and community service projects. Frank H. Petersons student participants took this opportunity to advance their understanding of family and community issues and balance ideas off of their peers during the presentations, workshops and youth sessions. The conference proved to be highly rewarding for these Duval County students. FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has more than 200,000 members and over 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The organization has been involved in the lives of more than 10 million youth since its founding in 1945. For more information on FCCLA, visit their website. Frank H. Peterson Students Place at 2012 FCCLA National Leadership Conference Rekisha Langley Nygia Bullock Sinedu Turnage

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Man Tortures and Threatens to Kill GirlfriendA man was arrested for beating, strangling, stomping, threatening with a butcher knife, torturing, and imprisoning his girlfriend. Police received a call from a ER nurse at 9:30 p.m. concerning a woman who stated she was beaten by her boyfriend, Albert Lee Thomas, 41, who she had been dating for a couple months. She told deputies she was tortured for hours the previous day after her boyfriend got very angry about her coming home at 10 a.m. She said he threw her on the floor and stomped on her chest a couple times with his boots. She heard her chest pop causing her to have trouble breathing. She said Thomas wanted to have sex with her, bus she refused and he became angry again. Thomas then strangled her and she almost became unconscious. He punched her in eye then went to the kitchen to grab a butcher knife. She told the deputy he stood over her while she was on the bed and stabbed the mattress twice by her head to scare her. The victim said that Thomas finally put the knife down, but got shoe strings to tie her arms and legs behind her back. He then stuffed tissues in her mouth and tied a bandana around her head to hold the tissues in her mouth so she couldnt yell for help. Thomas later untied her hands and left the trailer. He used a lock on the outside of the trailer to lock her inside; however, the victim was able to leave and get to the nearby hospital. The victim signed a waiver of search for detectives and Crime Scene to enter the trailer to gather evidence. While the deputy was speaking to the victim at the hospital, Thomas walked into the room and said he wanted to speak to his girlfriend. The deputy had Thomas leave the room with him to the ER lobby. Thomas was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery by strangulation, and false imprisonment. He remains on no bond due to being a convicted felon with an extensive criminal history; this is his 12th booking. He has prior charges including possession of cocaine, burglary with battery, domestic battery, and introduce contraband into detention facility. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarJULY 28, 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. Father Arrested after Amber Alert EndsAt approximately 12:57 p.m., police received a call from a woman stating that Reginald Levison, 27, had engaged in a physical altercation with and took away the child they had together. Levison grabbed the childs mother by the neck and attempted to strangle her. He hit her multiple times and would not let her leave her apartment. Levison then took her cell phone, which prevented her from making any calls f and took their 7-week-old son. Levison fled the scene with vehicle of the childs mother. Prior to leaving, Levison made threats that he might possible harm the child and any law enforcement that attempted to arrest him. He stated that he would not go back to prison as he already has multiple arrests. Police issued a statewide Amber Alert but it was cancelled around 8:30 p.m. when Levison child to his sister, who in turn notified police. The baby was fine and reunited with his mother. Levison was arrested the next morning and charged with false imprisonment, domestic battery/strangulation, interference with child custody, and grand theft auto. Reginald Levison Albert Thomas

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C&J 2 THE STAR JULY 28, 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. Street Smarts It is always important to be aware that anything can happen and that you are always at risk when you step out of your house. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Basic Street Sense Wherever you are on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Send the message that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going. Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave. Know the neighborhoods where you live and work. Check out the locations of police and fire stations, public telephones, hospitals, and restaurants, or stores that are open late. On Foot Stick to well-traveled streets. Avoid shortcuts through wooded areas, parking lots, or alleys. Don't flash large amounts of cash or other tempting targets like expensive jewelry or clothing. Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket, not a back pocket. Try to use automated teller machines in the daytime. Have your card in hand and don't approach the machine if you're uneasy about people nearby. Don't wear shoes or clothing that restrict your movements. Have your car or house key in hand before you reach the door. If you think someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk toward an open store, restaurant, or lighted house. If you're scared, yell for help. Have to work late? Make sure there are others in the building, and ask someone a colleague or security guard to walk you to your car or transit stop. Auto Theft and Carjacking Keep your car in good running condition. Make sure there's enough gas to get where you're going and back. Always roll up the windows and lock car doors, even if you're coming right back. Check inside and out before getting in. Avoid parking in isolated areas. Be especially alert in lots and underground parking garages. If you think someone is following you, don't head home. Drive to the nearest police or fire station, gas station, or other open business to get help. Don't pick up hitchhikers. Don't hitchhike. On Buses and Subways Use well-lighted, busy stops. Stay alert! Don't doze or daydream. If someone harasses you, don't be embarrassed. Loudly say "Leave me alone!" If that doesn't work, hit the emergency device. Watch who gets off with you. If you feel uneasy, walk directly to a place where there are other people. Your Safety Man Stabbed to Death with ObjectA man was arrested in the stabbing death of 18-year-old Grant S. Woodham. Neighbors discovered Woodham lying facedown on the entry sidewalk to a residence. It appeared that Woodham had been stabbed with a metal object, which was protruding from his chest cavity. The preliminary investigation revealed that Woodham had left his friends home in order to sell narcotics to an unknown black male. Woodham left in his black 2010 Dodge Charger, which was not located at the scene where he was found deceased. The Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy of the victim and listed the manner of death as a homicide and the cause of death to be a stabbing with punctured wounds to the heart and lung. Detectives conducted numerous interviews and followed up on investigative leads throughout the night and early morning hours. A person of interest, 25-year-old Benjamin Lee Powell, was identified and surveillance was conducted at numerous locations within a certain area. Street Crimes Unit and members of the Special Investigations Division assisted with visual and electronic surveillance. The Dodge Charger was later located. Detectives surveilled the vehicle and observed a black male seated in the driver's seat. A tactical approach was made on the vehicle and Powell, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was arrested without incident. He was then transported to the Criminal Investigation Department for an interview with Homicide Detectives. Woodham's vehicle was towed so it could be forensically examined and processed. Powell was charged with second degree murder (with a deadly weapon), grand theft (motor vehicle), and possession of marijuana. He is being held without bail. According to records, Powell has three prior arrests which were all drug-related. Benjamin Powell Grant Woodham

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Crying Baby Slammed Repeatedly on Floor Dies Denver, CO30-year-old Marquis Garrison was said to have shaken his 2-month-old daughter and throwing her to the floor to stop her from crying. She was slammed so hard that she suffered a serious brain injury, three broken bones in her legs, and a broken shoulder bone. The parents of the child did not call ambulance, but drove the child to the hospital where she was determined to be in critical condition. They explained to the doctor that their daughter started vomiting about a week ago and recently had fallen off a bed. Garrison also said that she had some seizures as well. The parents denied obtaining any medical treatment for the seizures or the fall or even regular medical examinations since birth. A detective was called to the place and the doctor explained the parents story, which did not seem consistent with the childs traumatic brain injury. At one point, the mother left the hospital to go to work. After some questioning, Garrison denied causing any trauma to the child. A few days later, Garrison eventually said that he was taking care of his child when the childs mother left. He then said he had thrown the baby to the floor repeatedly after giving up trying to stop the crying by shaking her. The baby in the hospital died days later. Garrison was arrested and faced with first-degree murder and two counts of child abuse resulting in death. He is being held on no bond. JULY, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Wants to Show Off Karate Moves to Deputy and Gets ArrestedA man was arrested after trying to show off his karate moves on a deputy, which did not help in resisting his arrest. A deputy arrived near a charter boat service in response to a call about a man who appeared to be highly intoxicated, bothering customers, and swinging karate chops at children. The man was reported appearing to have difficulty keeping his balance and smelled of alcohol. He was identified as Daniel Alan Settle, 32, and claimed that he had a black belt in several different forms of martial arts. According to reports, the deputy said that Settle asked him if he could demonstrate karate moves on him and he said no. The deputy said, "Settle defied my lawful order and took up an active fighting stance, with his fists clenched, arms bent and raised above waist level. I gave Settle a lawful order to cease this stance but he refused to comply. Because I feared attack was imminent, Settle was physically restrained and placed into handcuffs. Settle was arrested and forced inside the deputy's car. He was charged with resisting an officer with violence. Shots Fired Over $45 Debt Two women were arrested for firing shots and threatening someone who owed one of the women a small amount of money. Police say 22-year-old Shanette Tiana Beachum had become angry over payment she had not received from her employer. She was said to have suppose to be paid $45 for cleaning work. Beachum went to the residence of the victim with Sharita Rochelle Marshall, who is also 22 years old, to collect the money owed. When Beachum was not able to get the money, she used a handgun to threaten the victim and fired several shots in the air. The two women then fled the place. The police were able to locate Marshall within an area and Beachum was located the next day. Both women were arrested. Marshall was charged with principal to aggravated assault. Beachum was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, discharging a firearm in public, improper/dangerous exhibition of a firearm, and tampering with evidence. Child Left in Day Care Van Dies Dallas, TXRescue arrived at a day care center in reference to an unconscious child found in the day care van. The childs name was 3-year-old Benjamin Price who was given CPR. When he was taken to the hospital, he was pronounced dead. Police said the boy was left in the van outside of the day care after returning from a field trip. Police believe the boy may have been in the van for at least two hours in the van. The boy was only realized later that he was missing when his grandmother came to pick him up. The highest temperature that day was 105 degrees. Family members said Price had been going to the day care for over a year. Police are investigating this incident. Diaper Theft Runs From Security Topless Philadelphia, PA26-year-old Aishana Clayton was caught stealing a pack of Pampers diapers and was confronted by security guards. She started punching, biting, and scratching one of the guards. The other guards tried to get Clayton off the guard by grabbing her shirt. She slipped herself out of the shirt and ran off topless through the store and into the parking lot. She then got into her Buick and fled the area, which was found abandoned about a half a mile away. She has not been found, but she is said to be on parole until November 2012. She is not new to shoplifting as she has four prior convictions for retail theft. ShanetteBeachum Sharita Marshall

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C&J 4 THE STAR JULY 28, 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: Kristina Campbell Age: 16 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 7/09/12 Name: Kyle Stewart Age: 17 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 6/28/12 Name: Javonte Naquan Carter Age: 17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 7/15/12 Name: Reneshay Sweat Age:17 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 7/17/12 Name: Malik J. Taylor Age: 14 Weight: 204 lbs Last seen: 7/15/12MOSTWANTED Burglary SuspectAt 10:51 p.m., police responded to a food mart in reference to a burglary alarm. Further investigation by the responding patrol officers revealed that a burglary occurred to the store. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the unknown suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Maurice BynumOffense:Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Name: ThelvinDerell Carr Offense:False Imprisonment, Domestic Battery Name: Gregory Eugene ByrdOffense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name:Rodney Clemons Offense:Court Order Violation/ Aggravated Stalk, Intimidate/ Force WItness