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

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

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Rick Scott praised Robinson for his work. I appreciate Gerards service to the the state of Florida and his commitment to Floridas students Gabby Douglas, a 16-year-old from Virginia performed as the crowd roared while watching her become the fourth American female, the third consecutive American and the first African American to win the allaround. 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He added, "They also have a close relationship with their cousin, TJ Jackson." The investigator also said Katherine and TJ have been working well together to care for the children ever since Michael Jackson's death. Hwvwtg"Qn{orkcp"Iqnf"Ykppgtu Eqpitguuyqocp"Dtqyp"cpf Fwxcn"Eqwpv{"Fgoqetcvu Uwg"qxgt"Pgy"Gctn{"Xqvkpi" Hktuv"Chtkecp/Cogtkecp Qn{orke"Cnn/ctqwpf"Ejcorkqp U. S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Joined by other Democrats on Friday filed a federal lawsuit alleging that changes made last year to Floridas election law are discriminatory. The changes, mainly a reduction in the number of early voting days, became effective this week in five counties since these counties are operating under the old law. The other counties are operating under the new law and will therefore lose some early voting days, including the most active day for most minorities, the Sunday before election day. Vjg"Lciwctu"Qrgpgf"Vtckpkpi"Ecor The Jacksonville Jaguars held their first workout in pads Monday as first-year coach Mike Mularkey said the team has a strategy to deal with potential injuries early. First of all were going to be smart with it. Were not going to push anybody. Theyre going to be smart with themselves. They know their bodies better than any of us and we have 32 practices that are about to take place in these next three weeks. They are out there full speed.Ž Get your season tickets. They are ready. OQPG["UCXKPIU EQWRQPU"KPUKFG Leroy Fulton, 47 George Zimmerman, charged with the murder of unarmed Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen filed a motion to disqualify the trial judge after the judge had heard information about his financial ability from he and his wife that were true, showed his disapproval of the behavior. The motion, heard by a judge in the 18th Judicial Circuit, said that even though the Court assumes the factual allegations supporting the motion for disqualification are true, the Defendants Verified Motion to Disqualify Trial Judge is hereby denied as legally insufficient. Ocp{"Jgcnvj"Ugtxkegu"hqt"Yqogp ctg"Pqy"Htgg."Ghhgevkxg"Pqy Does a portion of your paycheck every month go towards birth control costs? Not anymore. Several preventative health services, including birth control, became free Wednesday for tens of millions of women. The historic new guidelines are part of the Obama administration's controversial health care reform law. All new health insurance plans now have to provide eight preventive benefits for free. One part of the law drawing attention is saying goodbye to paying a co-pay for birth control pills. "With easier and free access to birth control, then every child that comes into this world would be a wanted child that can be provided for," said Danielle Payne. Payne believes free contraceptive is crucial. Since congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, insurance companies have been required to cover 14 services, including mammograms and colonoscopies free of charge, with no deductible and no copay. Ocp{Continued A-3 Vjg"Lcemuqp‘u"Oqo."cpf"Itcpfu Dcem"Vqigvjgt"Cickp Rtgukfgpv"kp"Qtncpfq Hnqtkfc‘u"Eqookuukqpgt"qh"Gfwecvkqp"Tgukipu In a 24-minute speech delivered before 2,400 often-screaming supporters in Rollins Colleges sports center, President Barack Obama declared the choice for voters as one between two fundamentally different visions for America.Ž His speech was billed as a comparison of two economic plans for the middle class but he spent most of his time characterizing Romneys plans. Several times the crowd interrupted him chanting Four More Years!Ž loud enough to drown him out. Marsha Phelts & Frank Powell 3

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Vernell Cain, 90, died July 30, 2012. ALLEN Cecil Claude, 90, died July 22, 2012. ANDERSON George Stanley, died July 25, 2012. BATTAGLIA Marie Carmella, died July 25, 2012. BEIT Ater, died July 26, 2012. BELL Edna M., died July 29, 2012. BERRY, Katheryn, 67, died July 25, 2012. BIZAILLON Florice, 95, died July 25, 2012. BOGGESS Shirley Lee Dassler,Ž July 25, 2012. BOSSARD Ernest Mae, 54, died July 25, 2012. BOWMAN Michael, died July 25, 2012. BROOKS, Ernest Panky Man, 49, died July 26, 2012. BROWN, Lee Rosa, 78, died July 28, 2012. CAGLE Barbara Jean Spalding, died July 25, 2012. CARPENTER, Mable, died July 24, 2012. CARTER, Lillian, 88, died July 25, 2012. CASON, Marie, 90, died July 25, 2012. CLARK Katie, died July 26, 2012. COLEMAN, Helen, 49, died July 28, 2012. DASHER Brian A., 38, died July 26, 2012. DOUGLAS, Francis Lowell Doug,Ž 83, died July 28, 2012. DUBICKI, Stanley Gene, 90, died July 29, 2012. DUGGER, Loretha, 83, died July 26, 2012. EMMELHAINZ Nell, 60, died July 29, 2012. GORDON, Patricia Patty,Ž 48, died July 26, 2012. GOTT Evelyn F., 88, died July 31, 2012. HALL, Mildred C., died July 27, 2012. HARRIS Jessie Leon, 65, died July 26, 2012. HAYWOOD Aretha, 74, died July 29, 2012. HEILIG, Billy, died July 27, 2012. HICKS Willie, died July 27, 2012. HOWARD Robert Lee, Jr., 30, died July 24, 2012. HUDLEY Ethel Lee, died July 26, 2012. HUNTER Charles, died July 23, 2012. JACKSON, Dora, died July 28, 2012. JAMES, Elsie, 86, died July 27, 2012. JOHNSON Bernice E., 90, died July 25, 2012. JOHNSON Clem E., Jr., 65, died July 25, 2012. KISER Elberta E., 91, died July 28, 2012. LARSON, Lee Ann, 36, died July 26, 2012. LAVERDIERE, Ernest R., died July 27, 2012. McLEOD Charles Edward Charlie Mac,Ž 69, died July 26, 2012. McINTYRE Donald W., died July 28, 2012. MOTT Dona Jean, 76, died July 25, 2012. MURCHIE, Bernadette Ann, died July 27, 2012. NORMAN Peggy, died July 26, 2012. NORRIS Barbara David Jan, 67, died July 27, 2012. PACE Lucille, 88, died July 25, 2012. PASCHAL Raymond, 86, died July 27, 2012. RIVERA Maria D., 49,died July 29, 2012. SCHWENDER Kelly, died July 29, 2012. SIMMONS, Helen M., 73, died July 25, 2012. SIMMONS Levi, died July 28, 2012. SINGLETARY, Louise, 83, died July 25, 2012. SMITH Alfred Ernest, Sr., 81, died July 28, 2012. SMITH Howell J., Jr., 76, died July 24, 2012. STANLEY Mary Alyce, 77, died July 29, 2012. THADEN Wallace A., 79, died July 30, 2012. THOMAS, John H., died July 26, 2012. TONEY Evelyn Bailey, 88, died July 25, 2012. WALD, Howard, Sr., 79, died July 28, 2012. WHEELER Charles, died July 29, 2012. WILLIAMS Robert Lee, 62, died July 25, 2012. YATES, George Earl, died July 24, 2012. YATES Hal N., Sr., died July 26, 2012. YOUNG Angela Rebecca, 51, died July 25, 2012. YOUNG, Ernest Lee, Jr., 51, died July 26, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS GRAHAM William M. Bill,Ž Jr., 76, died July 28, 2012. PARTEE, Elizabeth Anne, died July 26, 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 AUGUST 4, 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. MOUNT LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH located at 9319 Ridge Blvd., under the guidance of Pastor Freddie Summer, will be celebrating their Annual Mrs. Day, August 12th at 4:00 p.m. The Celebrating Theme is  Men Become as Little Children in Humility .Ž Matthew 18:4. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. We are preparing for a glorious time in the Lord and an explication of high praise with Guest Pastor, Rev. Anthony Webster, Peach Missionary Baptist Church. The public is invited to come out and experience this great worship service in the Lord. For further information, you may call 904-527-1762. 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. Nonmembers 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. 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. 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. Are you saved? Ministry oriented? Love to ride motorcycles? Love to have fun? Well, if all of the answers are yes, then Rydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministry is for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing. Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339 The National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA to Convene its 105th Annual Session in Dearborn, Michigan on August 19-24, 2012Approximately 2500 national officers, delegates, laity, and friends (including Dr. Frederick Haynes, III, Senior Pastor, Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, TX; Attorney Daryl Parks, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Law Firm of Parks and Crump, Tallahassee, FL; Reverend Eddie Connor, Office of United States Congressman Hansen Clark, Detroit, MI; State Representative Reverend Fred Durhal, Jr., District 6, Detroit, MI and Chairperson, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus; Ms. Sherie Davy, Executive Director, Michigan House of Representative, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, Lansing, MI; Reverend Andre Spivey, Councilman, Detroit City Council, Detroit, MI; Dr. Patrick Lindsey, Vice President, Government and Community Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Deputy Chief Melvin Turner, Detroit Police Department, Detroit, MI; and Mr. Mark Lang, Director, Entrepreneur Research Center, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI) are expected to be in attendance during the 105th Annual Session of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA. Hosted by the Mid-Western Region of Primitive Baptists, the 105th Annual Session will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI, on Sunday morning, August 19, through Friday night, August 24. (The Mid-Western Region is comprised of Primitive Baptist Churches in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia and Host Leadership Officials are Elder Dr. Larry Tatum, Regional Vice President of the Mid-Western Region and Pastor of New Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH; Elder James Furcron, President, Mid-Western State Convention and Pastor of True Vine Primitive Baptist Church, Elyria, OH; and, Elder Leland Russell, Moderator of Chicago River Association and Pastor of Calvary Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Highland Park, MI.) Elder Dr. Bernard C. Yates, Pastor of the Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL; a native of Mobile, AL; and, a product of historic Bishop College, Dallas, TX is the General President of this national organization---having been installed as its 13th President on February 20, 2012 and the sixth leader from the State of Florida to serve as General President of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA since its inception. This year's theme is Celebrating the Church--Founded, Faithful, Focused, and on Fire (Matthew 16:13-19; 28:18-20; Acts 2:1-3). Held annually during the month of August, national officers, auxiliaries, regional vice presidents, state presidents, moderators, pastors, elders, delegates, and laity assemble to: € conduct business on behalf of the national body; € participate in Church School Training Sessions and Workshops; € share in worship experiences and daily Bible Expositions; € promote evangelism and mission; and, € fellowship with each other.

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AUGUST 4, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 Ocp{"continued from A-1 These new guidelines are part of the Obama administration's health care reform law. All new health insurance plans now have to provide eight preventive benefits for free. One part of the program that is extremely comforting to many is the fact that there is no co-pay for birth control pills. Therefore, this would be extremely helpful to women who are not ready or cannot afford an unwanted pregnancy, even though they must still be aware of certain diseases. This is even more beneficial because of the loud cry about abortions and the one that many do not talk about but the number of women who may get pregnant because of the demands of their partners, who may have free access to condoms as well as those who may be more demanding because of their access to enhancements. In Florida, there is more as a group of Florida lawyers are now criticizing the controversial court ruling allowing companies to fire employees for being pregnant. Since congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, insurance companies have been required to cover 14 services, including mammograms and colonoscopies free of charge, with no deductible and no co-pay. The following additional services for women were added to the free-of-charge list Wednesday: contraception, breast feeding support, supplies and counseling, screening for HPV, HIV, gestational diabetes, sexually transmitted infection counseling, domestic violence counseling and annual well-woman exams. Many women neglect annual exams because of finance. However, early exams for women are extremely important and this will allow more women will keep up with their health, since it will be free. Test will be available for such things as pap smear to make sure you don't have cervical cancer or ovarian cancer, two which are called the silent killer, because the female usually does not have symptoms. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says because of cost, Americans use preventive services at about half of the recommended rate. The department's secretary says the Affordable Health Care Act will help stop health problems before they start. It cant be said in this day and time that such plans make it too easy on women and too costly on the system. Be real, those who may have a higher percentage of tax fees, wont have much for insurance plans. For women who already have insurance plans that have copays or deductibles, the services that are now exempt, it will be free when their plan is renewed. The 30th Olympics Games kicked off in grand style on June 27th in London. The world nearly comes to a stop every four years in anticipation for this event. In a world where we dont agree on a daily basis but for nearly three weeks our disagreements stop to cheer on the best of the best around the world in summer sports. The Olympics started in 776 BC with only 1 sport, the Spade which consisted of running about 260 yards. Now, the summer event has grown to 26 sports. The events include both men and women. There are three countries this year with women competing for the very first time. The opening ceremony as well as the spirit of the games would not be the same without the relay of the torch to light the flame. The flame has been part of the Olympics from the beginning, but the relay of the torch did not start until 1936 in Berlin. The flame has many meanings; but the two most outstanding are purity and the strive for perfection. The Olympic rings and flag did not start until the modern day Olympics in 1920. The five rings represent the five major regions of the world-Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana. Many of us are competitive and enjoy watching the daily count for the bronze, silver and yes, the ultimate gold medals. The Olympics are also a great time to challenge yourself to figure out where one of many countries is located as well as the cultures and customs for this country. A total of 204 nations are participating in the Olympics. Perhaps, if we all learn a little or a lot about one another we may be able to get along with one another better and longer than 17 days. Enjoy the games along with the closing ceremonies on NBC, Sunday, August 12, 2012. GO USA!!! Vjg"Qn{orkeu by Rinetta McLaughlin Fefie

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PAGE A-4THE STARAUGUST 4, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Here is an excerpt of the Presidents closing remarks: And now I am asking for your vote -not just for me, but for the country that we believe in, together. And if you still believe, and if you're willing to stand up with me, and knock on doors for me, and make phone calls for me, talk to your neighbors and talk to your friends, talk to your coworkers, talk to your family, we will win Florida and we will win this election. We'll finish what we started in 2008, and we will remind the world just why it is that the United States of America is the greatest nation on Earth.Ž For a full transcript of the Presidents Jacksonville speech, visit the website below: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/19/remarks-president-campaignevent-jacksonville-fl***************************************************************SMILE FOR TALK OF THE TOWN! When POTUS Came to JAX Were still on a high from President Barack Obamas campaign stop in Jacksonville last week. The TALK OF THE TOWN! team, Volume Burks, Ok Sun Burks, and yours truly were at the Prime Osborne Convention Center along with other local television and print media. It was an early morning start. Instructions from the Whitehouse press office required media to set up equipment between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. EARLY! We were the first to arrive, so Volume was able to place his tripod and cameras in a perfect location on the media platform, directly across from where the President would speak. Then the wait began. All media had to vacate the building while security sweeps were conducted by the Secret Service, police canine handlers, and their well-trained German Shepherds. We had the best parking space that we were not about to give up. So, we sat in the car and watched the lines grow as ticketholders arrived. We were allowed to reenter the convention center at 10 a.m. After going through security, we were escorted to the auditorium entry way and handed off to a campaign volunteer, who led us to the media platform and press tables. From our heightened vantage point, we could see everything. When the doors were opened to ticketholders at 11 a.m., supporters with ambulatory difficulties, i.e. on walkers, in wheelchairs, on canes/crutches, etc. … were the first allowed to enter. Next, VIP ticketholders were lead to a location right in front of the stage,. However, it was for standing only. As a matter of fact, the only areas with seats were ADA (ambulatory issues), on the stage behind the President where selected supporters sat, and bleacher seats on the right of the main stage. Still, you could cut the excitement in the air with a knife. I watched the great hall fill. The auditorium was abuzz with conversations, while the audience was entertained by great old school music. Unsmiling Secret Service agents were posted at every access point. Volunteers were everywhere. I looked at my watch at 12:45 p.m. and said, Well, Air Force One is landing now.Ž Lesley Coursey of Action News JAX, who was getting updates from colleagues covering the Obama arrival at the airport, told me the plane had not landed due to heavy rain showers. Tonya Austin Mayor Browns photographer, also shared information from the sound vendor, who had colleagues at the airport. In spite of the Presidents 45 minute delay, the crowd remained in good spirits. We knew he was in the building when Congresswoman Corrine Brown took to the stage. She and U. S. Representative Debbie Wasserman of South Florida, who is also Chair of the Democratic National Committee, hitched a ride homeŽ on the Presidential airplane. Thinking the President would come onstage after Corrine, the crowd went into a frenzy. Some were a little disappointed, but polite, when they realized the announcer was introducing seventy-two year old Navy veteran, Don Herrin, who was asked to introduce the President of the United States.Ž Finally, POTUS entered the hall to thunderous applause, whistles, hoots, and hollers. He spoke for 20 minutes about his hopes and dreams for the American people. He told supporters that he is running for re-election because he wants to end the war in Afghanistan, use that money to pay down the deficit and put people to work rebuilding the countrys infrastructure … roads, bridges, railways, runways, etc. He talked of creating a Veterans Job Corps that would put returning members of the armed forces to work as police and firefighters in communities with the need. He was passionate about investing in the education of Americas children and the importance of his national healthcare plan. Campaign volunteer Geraldine Green, 2nd from right, and friends wait in line. Supporters wait patiently for doors to open. Marilyn Wilkerson Williams waves from her VIP spot directly in front of the President's podium. Dr. John Allen Newman, Senior Pastor, The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary, waves for TALK OFTHETOWN! Democratic National Convention Florida Delegate Velma Rounsville smiles from her VIP spot in front of the President's stage Mary and Cecilia Washington smiling pretty from their great seats Left to right, TALK OFTHE TOWN!'s Ok Sun Burks, Vimilakshi Archer, and Linda Witsell Roz Burrough, with nieces and nephew, models an Obama dress that she purchased on her recent trip to Ghana, West Africa. U. S. Representative Corrine Brown gets the crowd fired up and ready to go! Navy veteran Harriel Horace arriving for the President's campaign rally "Hello, Florida! Oh, it is good to be back in Jacksonville, Florida! "In the 21st century, higher education isn't a luxury. It's a necessity that every American should be able to afford." "There are no easy fixes, no quick solutions to the challenges we face..." Ronald and Barbara Breaker among supporters waiting for the President to arrive. Volume Burks, TALK OF THE TOWN!, adjusts his camera.

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Around The Area Around The Area AUGUST 4, 2012THE STARPAGE A-5 Rima MellalSandy Neal Freelance Photo Journalist One of the stars of the hit Reality Show on Oxygen Bad Girls ClubŽ Cycle 9, Rima Mellal, nicknamed Wild ChildŽ, was in Jacksonville for a photo shoot with La Goddess Magazine directed by photographer and owner of La Goddess Magazine Randy Clark. The Nigerian born twenty-two year old beauty Rima Mellal is a mother of a three-year old son, Ishmael, but now resides in Chicago Illinois. She says a friend submitted her photos and a biography of her without her knowing. The friend started to receive phone calls about Rima coming to a casting call, she did and the rest is history. When asked, What makes her a Bad Girl?Ž Rima says she struggles with anger/violence and she hopes the show will remove that from her life and show her how to deal with her issues so that she can be a better mom, but says she loves to have fun. Before becoming a member of the cast of Bad Girls,Ž she was a secretary at a Law Firm and has a certification as a CNA. Rimas long-term goals are to become the host of her own television show and she desires to write her biography so that she may be able to help another young woman growing up with the same anger issues as herself. Rima says the hardest thing about being on the show is that she has to be away from her son, Ishmael, but she says she calls home regularly and she just wants to provide for herself and her son and he is the reason why she pushes herself to do better. When asked, Who was her favorite cast member and why?Ž Rima quickly replied, Ashley DyeŽ, 21 (nicknamed The Platinum Party-girlŽ) of Bartlett Il., a suburb of Chicago, because she makes her laugh. When asked, Who was her worst cast member?Ž Rima replied, Mehgan JamesŽ, 21 (nicknamed The Texas Temptation) a Houston Texas native because she says she is prissy and she tends to not get along with people with that demeanor, but she likes down to earth people because she relates to them better. After meeting Rima Mellal Im not sure if she is a bad girl because the young woman that I met was well spoken, articulate and seemed to have it together. I think that once The Season of Bad Girls Cycle 9Ž is over that we will hear more from her. Rimas fans in Jacksonville as well as all over the world wish her well in whatever she does because she definitely has the determination and the drive to do whatever she wants. Good Luck Rima!!!!! Nassau County Democrats Host 14th Annual Low Country BoilJuly 28 2012 The Nassau County Democratic Executive Committee held their 14th Annual Low Country Boil at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach where several democratic candidates came out to mix and mingle with two hundred supporters. As usual the crowd was extremely well pleased with the variety of activities, catching up with friends and neighbors, biding on silent auction special treats and the delicious food including a low country smorgasbord, pulled pork, deserts and a variety of beverages. The Committee was honored to have Former State Senator Rod Smith, now in the role of State Democratic Party Chairman address the very active volunteer group. Lisa King, VicePresident of Langton Associates ably served as Mistress of Ceremonies with a fast moving and motivational agenda. Keynote speaker for the evening was Nancy Soderberg, American foreign policy strategist. Soderberg is the former U.S. representative for special affairs at the U.S. mission to the United Nations with the rank of ambassador, she held several senior level positions in the Clinton administration and now is the current Democratic candidate for Florida State Senate, District 4. Soderberg who lives in Jacksonville is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of North Florida. Soderberg is running hard to win the Florida State Senate Seat in District 4 which includes parts of Duval County and all of Nassau County. Soderberg will be on the ballot in November. The evening ended the distribution of yard signs for Democratic and Non Partisan candidates. Attorney A. Wellington Barlow, a candidate for Judicial Seat in Group 29 also addressed the crowd and was well received. A group of Judge Brian Davis' American Beach friends and neighbors (Ronald Miller, Lynnette Young, Neil and Joyce Frink, Carlton and Beverly McKenzie and Bill and Ann Jennings) hosted a successful reception for Judge Davis' campaign on American Beach. Judge Davis is a candidate for re-election to the 4th Judicial Circuit. Early voting begins this Saturday, August 4-August 11. PLEASE VOTE EARLY TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CREDENTIALS ARE IN ORDER AND THAT YOUR VOTE COUNTS. The Primary is on August 14. The General Election is on November 6. Vote early. Rima and a fan of the show Albertie Joseph Rima and adoring fan 14 year old Brittanie Malone UNF employee and Nassau County native, Charlene Davis opened the Low Country Boil with her superb singing of the Star Spangle Banner. Keynote speaker Nancy Soderberg with number one celebrated Democrat, Mr. Jackie Delaney and Nassau County Attorney Teri Sopp and event sponsorer. Deep in Democratic politics are Laura Pitois, Jackie Delaney and Joyce Frink, past chairwoman of the Nassau County Democratic Executive Committee with Judicial Candidate for Group 34, A. Welington Barlow

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR AUGUST 4, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT The worlds motherland Afrika (yes many of us spell it with a hard KŽ for emphasis) is not only the birthplace of humanity for every race (including Europeans); she is the most bountiful continent on earth for natural resources. This explains why covert governments outside of her borders have colonized her and continue to keep intercontinental strife going so they can exploit and rip-off Mother Afrikas resources. One of those resources includes natural talent. After all, the basis of every Black American art form i.e., blues, jazz, r&b, funk, soul, jazz, zydeco even country has its roots in the Black Afrikan people who brought their melanin dominate rhythms, beats, vocals, instrumental playing styles and dance moves with them via the inhumane slave trade to the U.S. to create what is now categorized as the music forms mentioned above. American radio, TV and music venues traditionally have been slow to promote talented artists from Afrika but with the emergence of the internet this barrier has been broken down where music lovers in the U.S. have become more aware of the exciting sounds of global music especially from the motherland. As Bob Marley exploded Jamaican reggae around the world, Afrikan artists are now globalizing their sound. Even though he follows a long line of great Afrikan artists, 21yr-old, Lagos, Nigeria native Ayodeji Balogun PKA WizkidŽ has begun a journey to set the world on fire with his brand of music and live performances. Wizkid is a complete lady killer package with his handsomely, boyish looks, silky-smooth vocals, dynamic rapping and seductive body moves in a hard-hitting, non-stop fast pace show that keeps the ladies screaming and swooning while scrapping competively with each other to steal a touch of his leg or out stretched hand as he glides past on stage. The magic and appeal of Wizkid has been validated via major award shows such as The Music Of Black Origin AwardsŽ held in Glasgow, Scotland where he won the Best African ActŽ for 2011. At this years 2012 BET Awards, Wizkid shared the Bet International Act AwardŽ with Ghanaian sensation Sarkodie. Wiskid burned a hole in the stage a couple of nights before the BET Awards when he performed at the pre-BET Awards week International reception at the classy SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. He was clearly the hottest act of the night and it was an all out scrimmage to get to him for this interview when he came off stage. When asked to describe his music, Wizkid smiles, Basically, my kind of music is fresh. I listen to all sorts of music so I try to draw inspiration from everything I listen to create a unique sound. Im kind of like, just create that global music. Even though Im from Nigeria and may not be speaking what you can understand, at least you can dance and get me. I just create fresh music.Ž Wizkid currently has an album titled SuperstarŽ out on the Empire Mate$ Entertainment label out of Lagos but he is working on a new one. As he explains, Right now Im working on an international album. I just got a deal with Konvict Music so right now Im working with Akon so its pretty crazy. Im going to be dropping my album before the end of the year with a couple of singles and collaborations. For me its all about global domination.Ž What is the music scene like in Nigeria? Wizkid lights up, Everybody draws inspiration from everything. Everybody listens to everybody. We follow the music in the U.S. and I think thats why we come two-times stronger because we know this is the competition right there. Weve got to get our music up to that level. Its a great movement right now. Afrika is doing her thing. Wizkid is quick to emphasize the love and camaraderie between Afrikan musicians and their countries despite the divisive picture painted to us in the U.S. news sources. He laughs, A lot of people are saying the Nigerians are flying high, were doing our thing but you just have to give honor to what is due. Were putting in work into what we do, but at the same time, were still one Afrika you know. There is no Competition like that. We all are just having fun, were trying to push our music out there. So for me, its not really a competition man. Its about putting in and letting people know your talent, know what you sound like and know your music. Wizzy, as many fans call him, is currently on a U.S. Canadian Tour through September. Catch him on twitter @wizkid; facebook; wizkidmusic and his website, wizkidonline.com or empirematesentertainment.com. Wiz KidNigerian Superstar Takes The World!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Wizkid Photo TCD, Dallas on stage photo ACIRFA Rych McCain Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Event : Releve Entertainment announced that The 2012 MERGE SUMMIT will convene August 23-25, 2012 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. The event, presented in association with partners EMI Music Publishing, Verity Gospel Music Group, and UPSCALE Magazine integrates faith and entertainment and provides a platform for men and women of faith to interface with, learn from and partner with leading executives and talent in the entertainment industry. We are so excited to announce that we will return for the fourth yearŽ, said Summit Founder and Chair Holly Carter. Each year, The Merge Summit has grown and changed to represent the evolution of the entertainment business, while always remaining true to our original purpose: to give a voice and opportunity for the gifts and talent of creative men and women of faith who have stories to tellŽ. Added Summit Co-Founder & Co-Chair Robi Reed: Each year, I grow more excited with anticipation of the Merge. It has proven to be an invaluable source of information for all who attend.I have no doubt this time around will be even greater.Ž Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin said,Im excited about the Merge Summit ... by partnering faith with media... we are able to cast a wider net, impact culture in unimaginable ways.Ž The multifaceted program, one of the largest entertainment industry events for people of faith, is a complete weekend of education, inspiration and entertainment. Nearly 100 of the industrys top entertainers and executives will lead more than 20 interactive panel discussions, workshops and Master Class sessions, covering the spectrum of music, television, film, radio, creative development, branding, management and new media. For more information and to register, please visit www.themergesummit.com Condolences : Ms. Melodie PKA Ramona Parker made her transition at age 43 last week on July 18, 2012. She was the ex-wife of KRS-One and an original member of the Boogie Down Productions crew and best known for her hits Live On Stage,Ž HypeŽ and Self Destruction.Ž Parker was born and reared in Brooklyn and is survived by two sons. Cause of death was not known at press time. And let us remember the victims of the Colorado movie theater massacre as well as all victims of violence across the U.S. and the world. Our deepest, most spiritual meditations and thoughts go out to your families, fans and friends. Theater : Cincinnatis premier marketing and public relations consultancy, The Eisen Agency, has been tapped by Ericka Nicole Malone to promote her inspirational urban stage play In Love with TyroneŽ throughout its nine city U.S. tour. The tour begins September 7th in Hartford, Conn., at Bushnell PAC, then will travel to Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC; Indianapolis, IN; Cleveland, OH; Montgomery, AL; Columbus, OH; Nashville, TN; and closes in Kansas City, MO on November 16 and 17. Check the website for exact tour dates, locations and times. The story of a woman betrayed by her first love and best friend, Malones In Love with TyroneŽ tells a familiar story in an unfamiliar way bringing a tale of passion, love, betrayal, pain and redemption. Apart from writing the play, Malone also penned its soundtrack. Malone has written, directed and produced more than nine plays. She has also developed sitcoms and written screenplays. For more information about Ericka Nicole Malone and In Love with Tyrone,Ž visit www.erickanicolemalone.com Movies: The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production. Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman Directed by Christopher Nolan. Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan. Story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Batman is based on the DC Comics characters created by Bob Kane. Produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Despite the horrific massacre that occurred with the midnight opening in Aurora, Colorado, the film went on to gross 160 million for the opening weekend. Unfortunately, the late Heath Ledgers performance as The Joker was way to hard of an act to follow. The nemeses Banes only scary quality was physically administering back-of-thealley ass whuppins, otherwise he was just an evil freak wearing a mask. Our boy Batman spent way too much down time throughout the film as a result of all of those ass whuppins he received from Bane. Anne Hathaway looked like she was wearing butt padding in her pants to make those close-up, rear ass shots look tempting when she was on her motorcycle. The storyline was OK as was the action but this trilogy conclusion was no match for the intensity of Ledgers Joker! Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Go to my blogs: www.rychmccainhollyhoodnotes.blogspot.com www.rychmccainreviewwagon.blogspot.com Study, Observe and Win!Rych

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AUGUST 4, 2012THESTAR HAITIANS CELEBRATECARNIVALINGRANDSTYLEPAGEA-7 Despite being called one of the poorest nations in the western hemisphere, the people of Haiti proved to be rich in culture, beauty and the arts when they took to the streets with the Carnaval des Fleurs (Flower Carnival) last week. Photo highlights show President Michel Martelly returning to his musical roots by letting out his stage persona Sweet Mickey, and entertaining revellers in song. M. Philippe Dodard, Sergela Raphael, National Art School Director (ENARTS), and President S.E.M. Michel Joseph Martelly

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AUGUST 4, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 The Old School Sherwood Forest 2nd Annual Community Resource Reunion was held last week. The organization were true to their theme of recognizing our past to build a better tomorrowŽ with a celebration of food, music and community togetherness. The group kept in line with their motto which sets out to inspire the citizens of the Sherwood Forest Community to make a difference in the lives of themselves and their neighbors for social and economic change, bring a spirit of unity and pride among the citizens of the Sherwood Forest Community who inspire to obtain a better quality of community life by promoting, hosting and conducting social activities that will provides community resources that will assist those in need to effect their quality of community life. Beyond creating an enjoyable atmosphere for the residents to relax and visit with friends and families, the event as a very positive way to celebrate the community spirit of The Sherwood Forest Community. Sherwood Forest Community Resource Network 2nd Annual Neighborhood Reunion A Success Allana Southerland with The Fusion Band with the B and CD Monique Terry, Minister Cynthia Jackson, Suzanne Pickett Wealth Watchers (WW), Betty Odum Wealth Watchers (WW), Christopher Me rix SNL, Carl Jorden SNL, Dempsey Josinvil, SNL, Pastor Rebecca ZeiglerDove Outreach Center, Elliot Wilson Dove Outreach Center' Ben Shingles, Minist er Alicia Hodges, Dove Outreach Center Rev. Larry Riley, Reggie Todd, OSSF, Vicki Scott OSSF, Gabner Moore,SNL, Edward Williams, OSSF, Andre Lee, Curtiss Young Jay Smith, Tony Belle Fannie Mae and Wealth Watchers Suzanne Pickett, Iris Moody, Betty Odum, Mike Atcherson, Monique Terry, Arielle Griffin, Desiree Cobb Betty Odum and Julie Guy Wealth Watchers Dusty Owens for Obama 2012 Judy Smith, Sonia Porter, Actavius Thomas, Robin Presha, and Catherine Rawls Roynesia Turner, Aaliyah Richardson, Joan Daniels, Joseph Brown, Natalie Ridgely, Frederick Johnson, Eric Strickland, Jamekai Ridgely, and Vikki Mithell Glenn Carter, Linda Martin, Brenda Carter, Frank Strickland, Eric Stickland, Alisa Brown, and Tanshawn Strickland Charles White … Voter registration Guy LEFT: Friends chit chat. RIGHT: Dove Outreach Center Pastor Rebecca Leigler, Minister Nafera Johnson, Victor Moody, Kaamilya Dixon, Rhonda King, and Minister Alicia Hodger. Shameka Dawson, Rosemary Grant, Charles Grant, Jernika Dawson and Kyomi Richardson, Alexis Mack, and Tracy Mack Gilbert Stokes and Harvey Harper Sherwood Forest/Paradise Park Community Assoc Janice Williams Davis Williams and Sabrina Belton with her CD I Am Worship BRE Eunice Barnum President Sherwood Forest / Paradise Park Community Association, Inc Quamesha Alexander and Jamesha McCloudo LEFT: Friends hang out in a show of unity in the community.

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The JACKSONVILLE CHAPTER Of The National Alumni Association Of Edward Waters College will be holding its Monthly Alumni Meeting on Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:00PM on campus in the Assessment Center. For more information please contact Cheryl Lawson-Wright, Membership Chairperson at 904-422-8310. 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. JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA BLACK PRIDE WEEKEND on Friday August 10, 2012. ROYALTY OF HIP-HOP onFriday, August 10, 2012, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.633.6110 for all information. Voices of Worship Tour Times Union Center for Performing Arts onFriday, August 10, 2012, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.633.6110. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2THE STAR AUGUST 4, 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. Ritz Jazz Jamm Presents Marion Meadows on Saturday, August 04, 2012, at the Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For mor information call 904.632.5555. Apollo 11/Against All Odds 1904, thisSaturday, August 04, 2012, 19 N. Ocean St, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.434.3475 for additional information. REGGAE ON THE RIVER: Sunday, August 05, 2012, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. 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. Free Tai' Chi Gung Lessons on Monday August 06, 2012, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The Curious World of Patent Models, onTuesday, August 07, 2012, at theMuseum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Rotaract Jax Meeting, this Wednesday, August 08, 2012, at CoWork Jax, 5 W. Forsyth St., Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Please contact 904.586.8678 for all additional information. Basement, Dead End Path and Daylight +SoLo, onThursday, August 09, 2012 107 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Written By: Mark Underwood If youre overdue for a vacation, prioritize getting away and changing your scenery because vacations are not just about fun„they can help relieve stress and improve your health. Many people dont take a vacation often enough while some people almost never escape the routine of their daily lives. But research shows that people who regularly take time off from their daily lives often get an extra bonus for doing so. What these folks are doing is giving their mind and body the gift of improved health. How can vacations improve your health? Lets start with the fact that a vacation can lower stress levels. Those getaways give you extra time to recharge your batteries. One of the most significant reasons to take a vacation is that your down timeŽ may help you stay healthy longer. One study found that when people are on vacation, enjoying the freedom from everyday stress, they keep that anxiety-free feeling as long as five weeks after the vacation is over. Thats a huge benefit! A stress-less vacation not only leads to better health overall, it can lead to better brain health. Did you know that your brain produces between 5,000 and 10,000 brain new brain cells each day? But if you are leading a life filled with tension and worry, the stress in your life actually hinders the brains elasticity. Fortunately, you can gain control of the stress in your life if you have the power of Prevagen, a new research-based supplement by Quincy Bioscience, by your side. Our brain contains calcium-binding proteins that protect our brain cells. But as we age, these proteins are depleted. Prevagen is the only supplement that can replace these proteins and prevent memory loss. When brain cells are kept alive, the result is a sharper mind and healthier brain; and feeling less forgetful will help keep your stress levels low. People just like you who take Prevagen say it helps them concentrate, communicate and think clearly. Regardless of whether youre planning a stay-at-home vacation this year or an extensive trip to Europe, you can lower your stress, sharpen your cognitive skills and sleep more soundly with Prevagen www.prevagen.com. If youve dragged your feet about taking a vacation this year, youre not alone. Its not uncommon to worry about all the things that you have to do in order to make a vacation happen. After all, when you leave home base for a while it takes planning and time, and for some people that alone can be stressful. But it doesnt have to be like that. Remember, once you get away, youll have time to relax and release pent-up stress and rejuvenate your mind and body. Here are some tips for making your getaway a low-stress vacation and the best time off it can possibly be. Take the hassle out with careful planning. Take care of as many details ahead of time as possible. That means dont show up at busy tourist destinations during peak times without lodging reservations. Prepare for the unexpected (every getaway has more than one unforeseen situation). Think through what ifŽ scenarios ahead of time. Then pack, plan and prepare yourself for them as best as you can. Go with the flow. Once you get to your vacation spot, its time to let go, and give in to a less stressful flow of life. Recognize that you cant control everything, and when youre on vacation, you shouldnt worry about being in charge of things you cant control. Vacations are more than a state of mind. They are a time we all need to rejuvenate, to create lasting, terrific memories for our families, and improve our health while were having fun. ass Half-FullRejuvenate! Take a vacation. Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Smart Home Improvements Can Make Your Life Easier (StatePoint) If youre planning to give your home some upgrades, think beyond a new coat of paint. Smart and affordable home improvements can help you make the most of todays technology to keep your home comfortable -from automating cooling and heating, to connecting your computers, televisions and mobile devices to the Internet to maximize their usefulness and your enjoyment of them. With the right tools, you can reduce energy costs and optimize the way you work and play. Start with the right infrastructure: Your family may have the latest and greatest gadgets, but if your wireless router uses older technology, your system could be overloaded. Routers are the centerpiece to any advanced home technology ecosystem, so its important to opt for a router that supports a seamless online experience no matter how many devices you have. For example, the AC1000 DB and AC1200 DB routers by Belkin run on advanced next generation Wi-Fi and operate at twice the speed of current N routers. Your mobile devices will operate more efficiently, and thanks to faster streaming, youll also conserve battery power. Upgrade your home theater: TV screens keep getting larger and their prices smaller. You can emulate the movie theater experience at home by investing in a highquality system at a price that meets your budget. Just make sure to choose an HDTV with Internet connectivity and to mount it at a comfortable sightline. And take your media rooms acoustics into account when setting up your speakers. Maximize your cable or satellite subscription: Television junkies can now get off the couch. New technology is going beyond simply allowing you to record shows to watch later. A product like @TV links your home theater to your mobile devices, so you can watch and control live TV from smartphones, computers and tablets from anywhere. You can even record and store shows and movies to your mobile device. Enjoy your backyard and the big game simultaneously! Protect your investments: Dont spend a fortune on electronics only to mistreat them. One of the easiest ways to extend the lifespan of devices is by preventing them from overheating. Be sure electronics are well-protected with sufficient cooling fans. Put your home at your fingertips: Save time and money by putting your devices on a schedule. From your air conditioner to your iron, if you can plug it in, there are affordable tools to control it remotely. Choose a home automation system that lets you take control exactly as you see fit and doesnt require customized installation. For instance, the WeMo switch by Belkin is modular, allowing you to control as much or as little of your home as you like via a free app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The WeMo Switch + Motion adds a sensor that reads motion within 10 feet and turns devices plugged into the switch on and off based on motion. The app also allows users to create rules or schedules based on customized intervals. More information on optimizing your homes technology can be found at www.belkin.com. In todays digital era, weve come to expect instant gratification. Unfortunately, not everyones home is equipped to support that.Ž said Chet Pipkin, president and CEO of Belkin. The right home improvements can help you maximize your mobile and entertainment devices.Ž

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AUGUST 4, 2012 THESTAR SEA ISLAND BLACKHERITAGEFESTIVAL: A CELEBRATIONOFHISTORY, HERITAGEANDCULTURE Community, culture, art, music and a celebration of African ancestry will take center stage from August 17 19 when the Sea Island Black Heritage Festival occurs. The Georgia Star will be bringing readers updates and an insight as to who we are, where we are and what we can expect to come as the descendents of the African slaves and free men and women who settled in the region. It has been said that the festival is the wisdom, beauty, fortitude of our ancestors, a proud and brilliant people, left an indelible heritage in the universe from Africa to the Caribbean, Mexico to Central America, the coast of North America to the lands of South America, and throughout the world. The African struggle for self-determination over the centuries uniquely developed communities of cultures that helped in every aspect to define the world. We celebrate and honor the ancestors, our esteemed kin. Coastal Youth Theatre of Voices Jamiah Hudson Spiritual Ceremony at East Beach Spiritual Ceremony at East Beach Master Drummer, Eugene Armstrong Women celebrate African ancestrythough song and dance Trombonist, Chris Crenshaw Victoria Ward Echoes of Joy Gospel Group Trae Hicks & Family Roslyn Burrough

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By Arthia Nixon The Florida/Georgia Star On Tuesday July 31, 2012, like the rest of the nation, my television was set to NBC as the gymnasts known as the Fab Five took the arena. My seven year-old daughter, a Level 3 gymnast herself, watched intently and critiqued the competitors with gym terminology that confused me for a moment once or twice. I dared not tell her that I had already watched the live event hours earlier and already socialized online with my media colleagues and athletic friends on location in London to get firsthand accounts. During commercial breaks she turned my living room into a floor and worked on her back walkovers and used my couch arms for a makeshift vault. Sure she chanted team USA, but like all other little gymnasts of color, she chanted Gabby Flying Squirrel Douglas even after the ladies received their gold medals. On Thursday, we celebrated after watching it live online as Douglas became the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal in her sport. For the parents of gymnasts about the same age as my daughter, it is the perfect age to make a first time Olympic memory and make the decision to strive for greatness. In the 2016 Olympics, these watchers will be fiercely competing for a spot to impress their coaches in the hopes of landing on the 2020 US Olympic team. For Gabby however, her road has just begun. We sat through the road to the Olympics watching Shawn Johnson shine in commercials. Sadly, she didnt even make the cut. Once the team was announced, gymnast Jordyn Weiber became mainstream medias new it girl. This prompted many to wonder why two white gymnasts where highlighted while the young black gymnast was not. Gabby however, strived for greatness and kept her composure and now famous smile. She is proof that dreams can come true. I just wanted to thank everyone for all of your inspiring words and encouraging messages! I am so excited for Team Finals tomorrow! Thank u for all of your support & prayers!Ž the humble 16 year-old thanked her fans before the event. We are the 2012 London Olympic Gold Medalists!!!Ž she Facebooked after winning. We are all so happy right now. It's a dream come true! Gotta give God the Glory! Thank you everyone for praying for me! It means so much to me! Now I have to prepare for the All-Around competition! I am so excited! Gabby.Ž And yet, even in the black community, some backlash emerged … this time against Gabbys mother. Many wondered how a single mother could just up and give away her fourth child. To know Gabbys story is to know her big sister Arielle encouraging their mother Natalie Hawkins to put her into gymnastics. Its a story were a little gymnast from Virginia Beach respectfully approached her mother and told her she needed better coaches to get to her dream and where a mother made the decision to send her baby to a host family in Des Moines, Iowa to train with a former Olympian from China, now coaching in America. Hawkins made the decision to sacrifice her child living with her for the best training instead of uprooting the other three children and her own home and schedule for one person. And yet, there she was wearing her American shirt in London playing the role she knew she would one day play … the proud mother of an Olympic gold medalist. AUGUST 4, 2012 THESTAR At 16, Gabby Flying Squirrel Douglas Makes History As First Black Athlete To Win Gymnastics Individual Gold At Olympics PAGEB-4 NOWANDTHEN:Gabby Douglas was interviewed by correspondent Dominique Dawes who became the first black person to medal at the Olympics in gymnastics in Atlanta. At 16, Gabby Douglas becomes one of the youngest black athletes to grace the cover of TIMEMagazine. TERRANCE SMITH SELECTED TO ALLIRONMAN TEAM The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks and the Arena Football League announced Tuesday that Sharks WR/DB Terrance Smith has been named to the 2012 Arena Football League All-Ironman Team. In his second AFL season, the 25-year-old Smith started all 18 of Jacksonvilles regular-season games in addition to last Saturdays playoff opener against the Georgia Force. Smith began the season as the teams top playmaking threat, starting the Sharks first 16 regular-season games at wide receiver and emerging as one of the top kick returners in the league. Over the last three weeks, Smith has switched to defense and excelled at that position as well. Overall, Smith led the Sharks with 1,158 receiving yards and 29 touchdown receptions in 2012, finishing second on the team with 99 receptions. In Week 6 against the Utah Blaze, Smith set the teams individual season highs with 154 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions. Serving as the teams primary kick returner, Smith established new franchise records with 1,707 kickoff return yards, 77 missed field goal return yards, 2,984 all-purpose yards and three kickoff return touchdowns. In the first quarter of the teams Week 4 game against Tampa Bay, Smith returned back-to-back kickoffs for touchdowns. He also established a single-game franchise record with 196 kickoff return yards against Philadelphia in Week 15. Smith finished the regular season fourth among all AFL players with an average of 165.8 all-purpose yards per game and tied for fifth in the league with an average of 20.3 yards per kickoff return. After spending the entire season on offense, Smith executed his switch to defensive back when Micheaux Robinson sustained an injury during the teams Week 18 win against the Milwaukee Mustangs. After Robinson was placed on injured reserve prior to the next same, Smith has started each of the teams last three games at defensive back and recorded an interception in each of those contests. After playing collegiately at South Carolina State and spending time with the Green Bay Packers during the 2010 NFL season, Smith began his AFL career with the Sharks in 2011. Splitting time between Jack linebacker and defensive back that year, Smith ranked third on the team with 65.5 total tackles and tied for second among Shark defenders with six interceptions. Smith is one of six players selected to the All-Ironman team. He joins Pittsburgh WR/KR P.J. Berry, Spokane DB/KR Terrance Sanders, Philadelphia WR/KR Jeff Hughley, Milwaukee WR/LB Marcus Everett and Kansas City WR/KR Jackie Chambers on the squad. TEAMUSA HITSAT THEOLYMPICS NOW FAB FIVE: Gabby Douglas and her team mates salute after being presented with their team medals in London. REALITYHITS: Gabby cant contain tears when she is named to the Olympic team. LETSMOVETEAMUSA: First Lady Michelle Obama Proudly Shows Off Team USA As She Travels To London With Athletes

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AUGUST 4, 2012 THE STAR PAGE B-5 Featuring Gospel Recording ArtistIn A Dinner ConcertWyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk 1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL$100 Donation Pre-Function Reception 6:30 7:30PM Reception with the Artist$80 Donation FREE PARKING

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-THE OTHER SIDE OF JACKSONVILLE-THERE ARE PROBLEMS IN OUR STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE Yes, we are back and for good reason. Do you remember an organization known as the Jacksonville Leadership Coalition? If you do not, it was one of the more progressive organizations in Jacksonville. They started in 2004 because of the Presidential election coup of 2000. They accomplished early voting rights in Duval County, challenged the police shootings and killings of citizens in Duval County, challenged the public corruption of the City, forced the Urban League to move the children out of Forest Elementary School and periodically continue to challenge injustices in Jacksonville. Well we are back! Our first concern is the State Attorneys Office, the possible corruption, and most definitely the injustices that are taking place in administering justice fairly. The cases that we have so far discovered reveals that consistency has not taken place when it comes to stand your grown law in our State Attorneys Office. Additionally, she sends threats out against those who do not agree with her decisions to include challenging a Judge on the bench. The handling of Christopher Hernandez, Marissa Alexander, and Gordon Agenor cases are just a few that we have found among others that indicates fairness cannot be found, justice is not blind and consistency does not exist. The NAACP was right; in their assessment of Angela Coreys administration of justice as, discrimination, and the cases speak for themselves. Not only is the injustices a problem, but the office itself has low morale, questionable investigators supports and staff. When you surround yourself with others of questionable background, society can think what they desire. Trust us, these comments can be verified through news articles and documents. It is time to find another State Attorney that is fair, un-bias, consistent, non-discriminatory, and one that does not seek a million person-years. Stay tuned as we unravel the truth in the State Attorneys office. The journey begins on July 13, 7:30 AM at Hemming Plaza as we March along the side the NAACP, SCLC, DIP, First Coast Coalition, Nation of Islam, Congresswoman Brown, Florida New Majority, Martin Luther King III and hopefully our Mexican, Latino, Cubans, and others who are facing all of these unjustifiable restraints and laws in Duval County. If you cannot attend the march and rally, we solicit your prayers, phone calls to the State Attorneys Office and use your social media to get the word out. We have had enough of these injustices. PAGE B-6 THESTAR AUGUST 4, 2012 OPINIONS OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. 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AUGUST 4, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 The Miss Black USA Pageant finals are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.The Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is redefining the 2012 edition of Miss Black USA to emphasize all attributes that contribute to todays successful African American woman … mind, body and spirit. The Miss Black USA Pageant finals are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. Karen Arrington, CEO of Miss Black USA, said that the scholarship pageant, with the theme Black Women Redefined,Ž reflects the American black womans rising role in leadership. For the first time in history, we have an African American First Lady, a black woman on the top of the Forbes Richest Women in Entertainment list, and African American women who are in positions of prestige and power at organizations like Xerox, Care USA, Microsoft, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The World Bank,Ž she said. She added that this years 30 Miss Black USA contestants, from 28 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, accurately represent the theme. More than 80 percent of the contestants are enrolled in graduate or professional school. Miss Black Nevada has a doctorate in physical therapy and is a practicing physical therapist. Miss Black Georgia is a practicing attorney. Miss Black USA was founded in 1986 to provide educational opportunities to outstanding young African American women. To date, the pageant has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships. Deya Smith, Miss Black USA 1994 and producer of the nationally syndicated radio program the Tom Joyner Morning Show, will co-host the pageant along with R & B recording artist Brian Christopher. Sponsors include the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, School of Film & Television, Heart & Soul Magazine, Black Opal Cosmetics and Arik Air. The pageant will kick off with a VIP Red Dress Reception at the Washington Hilton Hotel to raise awareness of heart disease, the leading killer of women. Miss Black USA is a national partner of the Heart Truth Campaign, as well as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Leading up to the pageant, visitors to the Miss Black USA website, missblackusa.org, may cast votes for their favorite contestants in the 2012 People's Choice contest. The winner will be announced at the pageant finals on August 13. Voting, through 11:59 p.m. August, 12, costs $1 per vote, with no limit on votes. Tickets for the pageant are on sale now at wepay.com. For more information about the pageant, visit http://www.missblackusa.org or contact Joelle Polisky at joelle.polisky@missblackusa.org or by phone (615) 516-0358. Four Essential Tips To Make The Most Of Your Rsum (StatePoint) Job hunting can be a frustrating experience. Many times you can apply for what seems like the perfect job only to never hear back. With most open positions receiving an overwhelming number of applicants these days, its extremely important to set yourself apart from the pack. The most essential part of landing an interview is your rsum. Often your rsum is the only representation of you a hiring manager has. Typically, employers dont spend more than a minute or two looking over a rsum -a small amount of time to make a great impression. Landing an interview for the job you want is hard enough, especially now with so many people going after the same position,Ž says Michael McAuliffe, President of Family Credit Management, a non-profit consumer credit counseling service. If your rsum contains flaws, from poor choice in wording to an overly-complicated format, then your chances of getting a call go from slim to none.Ž Give yourself every chance possible to get the job. Make your rsum stand out among the crowd by following these four tips. Proofread! A misspelling or grammatical error on a resume could lead to your rsum getting tossed out at first glance. Use spell check and have a friend or family member look it over as well. You never know where an error could be lurking on the page. Get Expert Help Expert rsum review, such as the service offered by Family Credit Management, can be an invaluable resource for any job-seeker. Seasoned hiring professionals look over rsums to correct any mistakes and offer advice as to how the rsum can be improved and be better received by prospective employers. Some companies charge for this service, but non-profits like Family Credit Management offer their expertise for free. You can e-mail resumereview@familycredit.org to get feedback on your rsum and cover letter. You can also find contact information and more information about Family Credit Managements services at www.familycredit.org. Be AppropriateA major red flag for hiring managers is an inappropriate email address. You dont want to be remembered as a joke, you want to stand out for your abilities. With free email services like Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo, there is no reason not to have a generic email address consisting simply of your name,Ž says McAuliffe. Formatting Hiring managers need to be able to quickly find the information that matters most to the position. Using an unusual format could cause some of your accomplishments to get lost in the jumble. Make it as simple as possible for the hiring manager and stick with a traditional format. So take good care of your rsum. It is the first step to landing the job you want.PHOTO SOURCE: (c) NAN Fotolia.com Organizers Redefine the 2012 Miss Black USA Pageant to Celebrate the Complete African American Woman … Mind, Body and Spirit

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Earlier this year, at the University of Michigan, President Obama outlined the steps that his Administration is taking to make college more affordable and to ensure that students know before they owe.Ž Today, as part of that ongoing effort, the Administration unveiled the final version of the model financial aid award letter, or Shopping SheetŽ „ an individualized standard financial aid letter that will help students understand their costs before making the final decision on where to enroll. The shopping sheet will allow students to easily compare aid packages offered by different institutions. To develop the Shopping Sheet, the U.S. Department of Education partnered with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a new independent agency established in the wake of the financial crisis. Too often, students and families face the daunting task of deciding where to enroll, whether to write a check, or whether to sign for a student loan, without a clear explanation of what the costs mean, or how these costs compare to other colleges they are considering. As a result, too many students leave college with debt that they didnt understand at the time that they entered school. While many financial aid award letters provide this information, some can be confusing, lacking clear distinctions between grants and loans, as well information about post-graduate outcomes associated with the institution. These obscurities make the task of comparison-shopping for the most affordable and appropriate college even more difficult. The Shopping Sheet makes clear the costs and responsibilities of student loans upfront … before students have enrolled … outlining their total estimated annual costs, institutional rates of completion and default, and information about a students potential monthly loan payments after graduation. Ultimately, this tool provides students and their families with useful information that can help them make a more informed decision about where to attend college and to help them better understand the debt burdens that may be face after graduation. Secretary Duncan today will publish an open letter to college and university presidents, asking them to adopt the Shopping Sheet as part of their financial aid awards starting in the 2013-14 school year. Additionally, colleges who agree to the Principles of Excellence for Serving Military and Veterans will begin using this form during the 2013-14 school year. Institutions of higher education interested in adopting the Shopping Sheet may contact the Department of Education at ShoppingSheet@ed.gov for additional information. While states and colleges share responsibility to keep down the rising cost of college, improved consumer disclosures can ensure that students and families make wise decisions when investing in higher education. To learn more about President Obamas comprehensive proposal to make college more affordable, please visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/01/27/fact-sheet-president-obama-s-blueprint-keeping-college-affordable-and-wiAUGUST 4, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 Fact Sheet: Administration Releases Final Version of Financial Aid Shopping Sheet Too Much Time Indoors Is Bad For Kids' Health (StatePoint) Not all American children get regular doses of fresh air. A 2012 report published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that only about half of U.S. preschoolers are taken outside to walk or play daily. And older kids arent faring much better, say experts. Too much time inside contributes to obesity, attention problems, hyperactivity and lack of appreciation for the earths resources. By taking kids outside regularly to explore nature, you can help them get physical activity and connect to the world. From building bird feeders to camping, discover together what makes the outdoors great. Project Learning Tree, a nonprofit environmental education program, has great tips for family activities on its website to get you started. Visit www.plt.org/outdoors for ideas.What To Watch For This Olympics (SPM Wire) Team USA is in prime position to defend its medal title from the Beijing Olympics. Here are three things to watch as London hosts the 2012 Olympic Games. Basketball: With NBA stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant in the mix, Team USA is favored to win gold. Tough opponents such as Spain and Brazil may have other plans, however. Swimming: Michael Phelps took home eight gold medals in 2008. But fellow American Ryan Lochte has been tearing up the pool recently and expects to challenge Phelps for swimming supremacy. This will be the rivalry to watch in London. Track: New American darling Lolo Jones will look to avenge her hurdle-heartbreak from 2008 and win gold in the 100m hurdles.

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AUGUST 4, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 -Dont wait until the last minute for mandatory back to school immunizationsJACKSONVILLE … The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) and Florida Department of Health (DOH) encourages all parents and guardians to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children. As children and families across Florida prepare to start another school year, it is vital that all students have their required immunizations. Immunization documentation on a DOH Form 680, Certification of Immunization, is required for all students in grades pre-Kindergarten (K) through 12. We encourage everyone to get your child up-to-date with their immunizations and not wait for the school rush,Ž said Section Administrator of Immunizations Charles Alexander. There is no time like the present to update children's immunizations and provide them with the required documentation to attend school.Ž DOH emphasizes the importance of parents scheduling an appointment with a healthcare provider or DCHD today, and not to wait until the last minute to schedule their childrens back-to-school immunizations. Accordingly, the Bureau of Immunization launched their new website www.immunizeflorida.com to bring together the best resources on vaccines and provide consumers with easy-to-understand vaccination information. Encourage your healthcare provider to give all age-appropriate shots to your child during each visit. Immunizations keep your child safe from disease and cut down on sick visits to your healthcare provider. Many healthcare providers and families have begun preparations for the new school year,Ž said Charles Alexander. Immunizations should be updated at all visits, including annual physicals, interim check-ups or sport physicals.Ž Documentation for required immunizations is mandatory for all students entering, attending, or transferring into a Florida school in grades pre-Kindergarten (K) through 12 as detailed in the Immunization Guidelines for Florida Schools, Childcare Facilities, and Family Daycare Homes. A 2012-2013 flyer outlining school requirements is available here. The DOH Online Newsroom has additional tools on immunization including an Ask the Expert video with Chuck Alexander and a public service announcement for parents called Get On BoardŽ which encourages school-aged children to get their immunizations in time for back to school. You may also visit www.dchd.net. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For news story ideas, interviews, videos and more from DOH Communications visit the DOH Online Newsroom. DCHD EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS

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Armed Man Carjacks and Leads Police on ChaseA man was arrested after robbing Olive Garden employees and leading police on a long chase. At around 11:35 p.m., three employees, one male and two females, were leaving an Olive Garden restaurant to the parking lot where they started to chat. They saw a man crouched near the business dressed in all black, including a black baseball cap. The suspect was 20-year-old Enrico Theodious Rhodes who ran towards them with a handgun and demanded their keys and cell phones. The victims complied with the Rhodes demand. He then took the keys of one of the victims and drove away with her 2006 Chevy Impala. Police were called and immediately started searching for the suspect with given information, such as vehicle details. The stolen vehicle was later spotted and police tried to conduct a traffic stop while driving behind it. Rhodes refused to stop, which initiated a pursuit. At one point during the chase, Rhodes fired a shot at the police. Police performed an immobilization technique, which is when a police car speeds up besides the target vehicle and gently hits the rear side of the vehicle causing it to lose balance. The technique caused Rhodes to crash into a yard through a fence. He then got out of the car and started to run. Four officers fired upon the suspect, but did not make any contact. A perimeter was established and a K-9 unit was requested. Rhodes was soon found hiding in a driveway. According to reports, no officers were injured, but Rhodes had puncture wounds on his left hip from dog bites. No weapons were found during the arrest, but a 9 mm handgun was later found a few blocks away from where the crash occurred. The gun was also said to have one round in the chamber that had malfunctioned. Police are investigating to determine the connection of the gun with incident. Police also mentioned that a green Oldsmobile driving by a black female was seen before and after the incident and are looking to find more information about it. Rhodes is facing three counts of armed robbery and one count of carjacking with a deadly weapon. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star AUGUST 4, 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. Drug Dealer Arrested in Death of Customer A man was tracked down and arrested after someone, who had purchased oxycontin from him, overdosed and died. Police responded to a residence in reference to a non responsive adult male. Police found a deceased 21-year-old man and detectives conducting the investigation, believed that the death was an apparent overdose based on the evidence located at the scene. Detectives learned that the deceased man had purchased oxycontin from a known drug dealer, 22-year-old Ned Castel, the night before his death. The Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and subsequent toxicology confirmed that the victim died of an overdose of oxycontin. Detectives later obtained a warrant for the arrest of Ned Castel. Castel was located and is currently on a GPS monitor for various narcotic charges. Castel was taken into custody was charged with third degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance charges. Ned Castel Albert Thomas

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C&J 2THE STARAUGUST 4, 2012 FLORIDA MENS MINISTRY FIGHTS WAR ON BLACK BOYSWITH 360-DEGREE TRAINING PROGRAM FORPOTENTIAL MENTORS Kit serves as train-the-trainer tool for men serving at-risk boys -WEST PARK, Fla. … Only 41 percent of black boys graduate from high school in the United States and more than half of all black men without a high-school diploma go to prison at some time in their lives.* Elder Mathes Guice, director of the Mens Ministry at South Floridas Koinonia Worship Center and president of the Practitioners Technical Institute (PTI), considers these facts evidence of a war on our boys. We are seeing more young black men leave the classroom, resulting in delinquency, unemployment and imprisonment. Were not fighting for our boys, and therefore, were losing them.Ž Most ministries targeting at-risk boys develop programming to keep kids engaged and off the streets. Koinonias Mens Ministry has taken it a step further by developing programs targeted toward the mentors as well. In their Youth Coach Training kit, PTI teaches men that through self-actualization and purpose fulfillment, they positively impact young lives around them. As Elder Guice readies a national rollout for the program, he hopes the tools will spark a recommitment to self-improvement, and setting an example for younger generations. These young men are living in world vastly different from the one we grew up in,Ž said Guice. To understand the issues and how to address them, you have to realign the thinking of mentors. Our program uses proven methods to build an army of men ready to take back our wayward boys.Ž The training program consists of a reference booklet, Who Am I and Why Am I Here?Ž and a seminar presentation. Topics include skill-building, effective parenting techniques, developing positive peer associations and cultivating activities that support responsible social growth. Koinonias Mens Ministry has utilized the kit to train mentors in their Rites of Passage program. Across 10 years, dozens of at-risk boys have improved reading levels, school attendance and become functional members of society through the program. During the 2010-2011 school year alone, 94 percent of participants showed improvement in productive behaviors, including school attendance, grades and participation in pro-social activities. (Source: Dr. Susan E. Day, research faculty, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University) Evidence-based practices … that is the key,Ž continued Guice. This Youth Coach Training kit has made a remarkable difference in the lives of at-risk boys because we impart verified tactics for effectively supporting each boy and his family.Ž The process for becoming a youth coach is straightforward: identify, discover, or rediscover your gifts, skills, and/or talents; and move from preaching and teaching to doing. The focus is on taking biblical principles and applying them to everyday life. By developing a higher spiritual awareness, patience, commitment, a connection through similar backgrounds and communication skills, the kit helps men release selfish desires and embrace a shared responsibility to nurture their mentees. The Mens Ministry used the kit as a backbone to launch a community-wide movement addressing delinquency. None of our boys have served time in the juvenile or criminal justice systems because we are more than just their afterschool program,Ž said Guice. We worked to get our pastor elected as mayor of the city of West Park, the only such pastor/mayor in the state, and have supported campaigns for dedicated school board members, judges, city commissioners and state representatives. Any community can be transformed, but it takes a holistic, 360-degree commitment to improving the lives within it.Ž The Youth Coach Training kits book, entitled Who Am I and Why Am I Here? How to Develop Your Gifts, Talents and Purpose for Gods Divine World,Ž was authored by Steve White, and is accompanied by a PowerPoint seminar presentation, Becoming a Practitioner.Ž The package will be available for purchase across the U.S. later this year. To learn more about the training kit, the process for recruiting and developing youth mentors, or to reserve your copy, please call (954) 2394297.*Schott Foundation for Public Education; The New Yorker, 2012 Elder Mathes Guice Elder Mathes Guice (center) and the Koinonia Worship Center Mens Ministry on the city of Deerfield Beach Crime March, one of their many local efforts to spread awareness of youth delinquency and the Rites of Passage program.

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Man Participates in Robbery for Three Slices of Pizza Memphis, TNPolice say 19-year-old Tony Hamer agreed to participate in a robbery which was planned by two others. Their target was a Dominos worker who was delivering a pizza around 9 p.m. The two men approached him and threatened to shoot him if he did not give them the money and the pizza. The victim gave up $20, a cell phone, and the pizza that was to be delivered. Hamer told police that he helped out by keeping an eye out for anything that would interfere with the robbery. In return he was given three slices of pizza. Hamer also admitted to a second robbery with a female pizza delivery person and got away with a $54 pizza order and $35 cash. Hamer is being charged with two felony counts of robbery on $35,000 bond. Woman Tries to Break into Jail Hamilton, OHA correction officer had just got off from work and was walking to his vehicle to go home one morning when he saw Tiffany R. Hurd, 36, in the area who was acting suspicious. She was said to have been intoxicated and carrying a backpack. She was then seen trying to climb over a barbed wire fence of the jail. When staff asked her to leave, she replied by saying she wanted to be arrested. She was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. AUGUST4, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Wal-Mart Employees Steal From Store and Sell Them on Internet Two Wal-Mart employees were arrested after stealing items from the store and selling them online. Wal-Mart security contacted police following an internal investigation involving two employees that were stealing items from the store. Detectives met with security and learned that Andrew Scott Mosherand Danny Eugene Mayes III had been removing items from boxes and hiding the empty packaging at various locations in the store. Items known stolen at this time were five Apple iPads, a Playstation Vita, various games, ear phones, and a knife. Both stole the items and Mayes was reportedly selling them on internet sites such as Craigslist and Facebook for money needed to go to college. A total amount of about $4,000 was reported stolen Detectives recovered some of the unsold items and $1,020 in cash from the sale of the other items. Both were arrested and taken to jail. Mayes and Mosher were both charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Mayes was set at $27,000 bond and Mosher at $7,500. The investigation continues. 2 Men Driving with Baby Leads to Arrest Two men driving with a 10-month-old infant on board led to big arrests with numerous charges. Police were notified by an informant about two suspects with a baby in a Hyundai SantaFe SUV. They were also said to have stolen a firearm. The two suspects were 18-year-old Hancy Laudny, a convinced felon, and 19-year-old Demoy Roper, who was on probation and had a suspended drivers license. Police pulled the vehicle over and found the handgun that was reported stolen. Laudny was also found sitting in the passengers seat holding the baby girl. A shotgun and another handgun was found, which police said belonged to the suspects. The two men later confessed to being responsible for four residential burglaries and five stolen firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle, which were in Laudnys home. They had also stolen drivers licenses, watches, jewelry, computer, televisions, and comic books worth over $15,000. Both men were arrested and charged with numerous charges including grand theft of firearm, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. They are being held without bond. Two Men Beat and Rob Man in Wheelchair Upper Darby, PAAt around 5:30 a.m., the 37-year-old victim, who suffered from muscular dystrophy, received a phone call. The caller was the cousin of the victim and claimed to have been in an accident. He said he needed to borrow some oxycontin pills, which the victim had a prescription for. The victim agreed to the request but was suspicious and set up a video camera in the living room of his apartment home. Instead of his cousin showing up, 23-year-old Dominic Henderson and 21-year-old Keenan Smith, who were strangers to the victim, appeared at the door. He let them in and soon he was dragged from the door to the living room, which can be seen in the video. The victim allegedly had been punched in the face before being dragged out of his wheelchair, which cant be seen in the footage. In the video, Smith is seen dragging the victim and Henderson pinning him to the floor as Smith decides to take the 50-inch television from the living room. Henderson is then seen taking an Xbox 360 and some games. 35 oxycontin pills were also reported stolen. After the suspects left, it took half an hour for the victim to get to his phone as he painfully crawled to it inch by inch. He was finally able to call police and Henderson was arrested on the same day during a traffic stop. He is being charged with robbery, assault, recklessly endangering another person and related offenses. He remains in jail on $50,000 bail. Police are still looking for Smith. Police believe the cousin of the victim had set this all up. Hancy Laudny Demoy Roper

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C&J 4THE STARAUGUST 4, 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: Zakendra Antoinette Gary Age: 17 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 7/12/12 Name: Denise Hart Age: 14 Weight: 147 lbs Last seen: 6/12/12 Name: Roseny Joseph Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 7/18/12 Name: Endeschiah Thomas Age: 15 Weight: 108 lbs Last seen: 7/23/12 Name: Khiana Machelle Williams Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 7/23/12MOSTWANTED Laptop ThiefPolice are asking for assistance from the public to help us identify and locate this unknown laptop thief. The unknown suspect walked into an office building, walked around, and took 24 laptops from various locations. 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:Calvin AstonOffense:Credit Card Fraud, Utter Forged Instrument Name: Vernelma Nicole Black Offense:Retail Theft Over $300 Name: Daniel BlackOffense: Possession of Controlled Substance, Resisting Officer w/Violence Name: Allyn L. Brennan Offense: Fraud Use of Personal ID, Organized Fraud



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JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Vernell Cain, 90, died July 30, 2012. ALLEN Cecil Claude, 90, died July 22, 2012. ANDERSON George Stanley, died July 25, 2012. BATTAGLIA Marie Carmella, died July 25, 2012. BEIT, Ater, died July 26, 2012. BELL, Edna M., died July 29, 2012. BERRY, Katheryn, 67, died July 25, 2012. BIZAILLON, Florice, 95, died July 25, 2012. BOGGESS, Shirley Lee Dassler, July 25, 2012. BOSSARD Ernest Mae, 54, died July 25, 2012. BOWMAN, Michael, died July 25, 2012. BROOKS, Ernest Panky Man, 49, died July 26, 2012. BROWN, Lee Rosa, 78, died July 28, 2012. CAGLE, Barbara Jean Spalding, died July 25, 2012. CARPENTER, Mable, died July 24, 2012. CARTER, Lillian, 88, died July 25, 2012. CASON, Marie, 90, died July 25, 2012. CLARK, Katie, died July 26, 2012. COLEMAN, Helen, 49, died July 28, 2012. DASHER, Brian A., 38, died July 26, 2012. DOUGLAS, Francis Lowell Doug, 83, died July 28, 2012. DUBICKI, Stanley Gene, 90, died July 29, 2012. DUGGER, Loretha, 83, died July 26, 2012. EMMELHAINZ, Nell, 60, died July 29, 2012. GORDON, Patricia Patty, 48, died July 26, 2012. GOTT, Evelyn F., 88, died July 31, 2012. HALL, Mildred C., died July 27, 2012. HARRIS Jessie Leon, 65, died July 26, 2012. HAYWOOD, Aretha, 74, died July 29, 2012. HEILIG, Billy, died July 27, 2012. HICKS, Willie, died July 27, 2012. HOWARD, Robert Lee, Jr., 30, died July 24, 2012. HUDLEY, Ethel Lee, died July 26, 2012. HUNTER, Charles, died July 23, 2012. JACKSON, Dora, died July 28, 2012. JAMES, Elsie, 86, died July 27, 2012. JOHNSON, Bernice E., 90, died July 25, 2012. JOHNSON, Clem E., Jr., 65, died July 25, 2012. KISER, Elberta E., 91, died July 28, 2012. LARSON, Lee Ann, 36, died July 26, 2012. LAVERDIERE, Ernest R., died July 27, 2012. McLEOD, Charles Edward Charlie Mac, 69, died July 26, 2012. McINTYRE, Donald W., died July 28, 2012. MOTT, Dona Jean, 76, died July 25, 2012. MURCHIE, Bernadette Ann, died July 27, 2012. NORMAN, Peggy, died July 26, 2012. NORRIS Barbara David Jan, 67, died July 27, 2012. PACE, Lucille, 88, died July 25, 2012. PASCHAL, Raymond, 86, died July 27, 2012. RIVERA Maria D., 49, died July 29, 2012. SCHWENDER Kelly died July 29, 2012. SIMMONS, Helen M., 73, died July 25, 2012. SIMMONS, Levi, died July 28, 2012. SINGLETARY, Louise, 83, died July 25, 2012. SMITH, Alfred Ernest, Sr., 81, died July 28, 2012. SMITH, Howell J., Jr., 76, died July 24, 2012. STANLEY Mary Alyce, 77, died July 29, 2012. THADEN, Wallace A., 79, died July 30, 2012. THOMAS, John H., died July 26, 2012. TONEY, Evelyn Bailey, 88, died July 25, 2012. WALD, Howard, Sr., 79, died July 28, 2012. WHEELER, Charles, died July 29, 2012. WILLIAMS, Robert Lee, 62, died July 25, 2012. YATES, George Earl, died July 24, 2012. YATES, Hal N., Sr., died July 26, 2012. YOUNG, Angela Rebecca, 51, died July 25, 2012. YOUNG, Ernest Lee, Jr., 51, died July 26, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS GRAHAM, William M. Bill, Jr., 76, died July 28, 2012. PARTEE, Elizabeth Anne, died July 26, 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 AUGUST 4, 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. MOUNT LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 9319 Ridge Blvd., under the guidance of Pastor Freddie Summer, will be celebrating their Annual Mrs. Day, August 12th at 4:00 p.m. The Celebrating Theme is Men Become as Little Children in Humility Matthew 18:4. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. We are preparing for a glorious time in the Lord and an explication of high praise with Guest Pastor, Rev. Anthony Webster, Peach Missionary Baptist Church. The public is invited to come out and experience this great worship service in the Lord. For further information, you may call 904-527-1762. 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. Nonmembers 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. 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. 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. Are you saved? Ministry oriented? Love to ride motorcycles? Love to have fun? Well, if all of the answers are yes, then Rydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministry is for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing. Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339 The National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA to Convene its 105th Annual Session in Dearborn, Michigan on August 19-24, 2012Approximately 2500 national officers, delegates, laity, and friends (including Dr. Frederick Haynes, III, Senior Pastor, Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, TX; Attorney Daryl Parks, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Law Firm of Parks and Crump, Tallahassee, FL; Reverend Eddie Connor, Office of United States Congressman Hansen Clark, Detroit, MI; State Representative Reverend Fred Durhal, Jr., District 6, Detroit, MI and Chairperson, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus; Ms. Sherie Davy, Executive Director, Michigan House of Representative, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, Lansing, MI; Reverend Andre Spivey, Councilman, Detroit City Council, Detroit, MI; Dr. Patrick Lindsey, Vice President, Government and Community Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Deputy Chief Melvin Turner, Detroit Police Department, Detroit, MI; and Mr. Mark Lang, Director, Entrepreneur Research Center, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI) are expected to be in attendance during the 105th Annual Session of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA. Hosted by the Mid-Western Region of Primitive Baptists, the 105th Annual Session will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI, on Sunday morning, August 19, through Friday night, August 24. (The Mid-Western Region is comprised of Primitive Baptist Churches in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia and Host Leadership Officials are Elder Dr. Larry Tatum, Regional Vice President of the Mid-Western Region and Pastor of New Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH; Elder James Furcron, President, Mid-Western State Convention and Pastor of True Vine Primitive Baptist Church, Elyria, OH; and, Elder Leland Russell, Moderator of Chicago River Association and Pastor of Calvary Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Highland Park, MI.) Elder Dr. Bernard C. Yates, Pastor of the Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL; a native of Mobile, AL; and, a product of historic Bishop College, Dallas, TX is the General President of this national organization---having been installed as its 13th President on February 20, 2012 and the sixth leader from the State of Florida to serve as General President of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA since its inception. This year's theme is Celebrating the Church--Founded, Faithful, Focused, and on Fire (Matthew 16:13-19; 28:18-20; Acts 2:1-3). Held annually during the month of August, national officers, auxiliaries, regional vice presidents, state presidents, moderators, pastors, elders, delegates, and laity assemble to: conduct business on behalf of the national body; participate in Church School Training Sessions and Workshops; share in worship experiences and daily Bible Expositions; promote evangelism and mission; and, fellowship with each other.

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AUGUST 4, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 Ocp{"continued from A-1 These new guidelines are part of the Obama administration's health care reform law. All new health insurance plans now have to provide eight preventive benefits for free. One part of the program that is extremely comforting to many is the fact that there is no co-pay for birth control pills. Therefore, this would be extremely helpful to women who are not ready or cannot afford an unwanted pregnancy, even though they must still be aware of certain diseases. This is even more beneficial because of the loud cry about abortions and the one that many do not talk about but the number of women who may get pregnant because of the demands of their partners, who may have free access to condoms as well as those who may be more demanding because of their access to enhancements. In Florida, there is more as a group of Florida lawyers are now criticizing the controversial court ruling allowing companies to fire employees for being pregnant. Since congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, insurance companies have been required to cover 14 services, including mammograms and colonoscopies free of charge, with no deductible and no co-pay. The following additional services for women were added to the free-of-charge list Wednesday: contraception, breast feeding support, supplies and counseling, screening for HPV, HIV, gestational diabetes, sexually transmitted infection counseling, domestic violence counseling and annual well-woman exams. Many women neglect annual exams because of finance. However, early exams for women are extremely important and this will allow more women will keep up with their health, since it will be free. Test will be available for such things as pap smear to make sure you don't have cervical cancer or ovarian cancer, two which are called the silent killer, because the female usually does not have symptoms. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says because of cost, Americans use preventive services at about half of the recommended rate. The department's secretary says the Affordable Health Care Act will help stop health problems before they start. It cant be said in this day and time that such plans make it too easy on women and too costly on the system. Be real, those who may have a higher percentage of tax fees, wont have much for insurance plans. For women who already have insurance plans that have copays or deductibles, the services that are now exempt, it will be free when their plan is renewed. The 30th Olympics Games kicked off in grand style on June 27th in London. The world nearly comes to a stop every four years in anticipation for this event. In a world where we dont agree on a daily basis but for nearly three weeks our disagreements stop to cheer on the best of the best around the world in summer sports. The Olympics started in 776 BC with only 1 sport, the Spade which consisted of running about 260 yards. Now, the summer event has grown to 26 sports. The events include both men and women. There are three countries this year with women competing for the very first time. The opening ceremony as well as the spirit of the games would not be the same without the relay of the torch to light the flame. The flame has been part of the Olympics from the beginning, but the relay of the torch did not start until 1936 in Berlin. The flame has many meanings; but the two most outstanding are purity and the strive for perfection. The Olympic rings and flag did not start until the modern day Olympics in 1920. The five rings represent the five major regions of the world-Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana. Many of us are competitive and enjoy watching the daily count for the bronze, silver and yes, the ultimate gold medals. The Olympics are also a great time to challenge yourself to figure out where one of many countries is located as well as the cultures and customs for this country. A total of 204 nations are participating in the Olympics. Perhaps, if we all learn a little or a lot about one another we may be able to get along with one another better and longer than 17 days. Enjoy the games along with the closing ceremonies on NBC, Sunday, August 12, 2012. GO USA!!! Vjg"Qn{orkeu by Rinetta McLaughlin Fefie

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR AUGUST 4, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Here is an excerpt of the Presidents closing remarks: And now I am asking for your vote -not just for me, but for the country that we believe in, together. And if you still believe, and if you're willing to stand up with me, and knock on doors for me, and make phone calls for me, talk to your neighbors and talk to your friends, talk to your coworkers, talk to your family, we will win Florida and we will win this election. We'll finish what we started in 2008, and we will remind the world just why it is that the United States of America is the greatest nation on Earth. For a full transcript of the Presidents Jacksonville speech, visit the website below: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/19/remarks-president-campaignevent-jacksonville-fl***************************************************************SMILE FOR TALK OF THE TOWN! When POTUS Came to JAX Were still on a high from President Barack Obamas campaign stop in Jacksonville last week. The TALK OF THE TOWN! team, Volume Burks, Ok Sun Burks, and yours truly were at the Prime Osborne Convention Center along with other local television and print media. It was an early morning start. Instructions from the Whitehouse press office required media to set up equipment between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. EARLY! We were the first to arrive, so Volume was able to place his tripod and cameras in a perfect location on the media platform, directly across from where the President would speak. Then the wait began. All media had to vacate the building while security sweeps were conducted by the Secret Service, police canine handlers, and their well-trained German Shepherds. We had the best parking space that we were not about to give up. So, we sat in the car and watched the lines grow as ticketholders arrived. We were allowed to reenter the convention center at 10 a.m. After going through security, we were escorted to the auditorium entry way and handed off to a campaign volunteer, who led us to the media platform and press tables. From our heightened vantage point, we could see everything. When the doors were opened to ticketholders at 11 a.m., supporters with ambulatory difficulties, i.e. on walkers, in wheelchairs, on canes/crutches, etc. were the first allowed to enter. Next, VIP ticketholders were lead to a location right in front of the stage,. However, it was for standing only. As a matter of fact, the only areas with seats were ADA (ambulatory issues), on the stage behind the President where selected supporters sat, and bleacher seats on the right of the main stage. Still, you could cut the excitement in the air with a knife. I watched the great hall fill. The auditorium was abuzz with conversations, while the audience was entertained by great old school music. Unsmiling Secret Service agents were posted at every access point. Volunteers were everywhere. I looked at my watch at 12:45 p.m. and said, Well, Air Force One is landing now. Lesley Coursey of Action News JAX, who was getting updates from colleagues covering the Obama arrival at the airport, told me the plane had not landed due to heavy rain showers. Tonya Austin Mayor Browns photographer, also shared information from the sound vendor, who had colleagues at the airport. In spite of the Presidents 45 minute delay, the crowd remained in good spirits. We knew he was in the building when Congresswoman Corrine Brown took to the stage. She and U. S. Representative Debbie Wasserman of South Florida, who is also Chair of the Democratic National Committee, hitched a ride home on the Presidential airplane. Thinking the President would come onstage after Corrine, the crowd went into a frenzy. Some were a little disappointed, but polite, when they realized the announcer was introducing seventy-two year old Navy veteran, Don Herrin, who was asked to introduce the President of the United States. Finally, POTUS entered the hall to thunderous applause, whistles, hoots, and hollers. He spoke for 20 minutes about his hopes and dreams for the American people. He told supporters that he is running for re-election because he wants to end the war in Afghanistan, use that money to pay down the deficit and put people to work rebuilding the countrys infrastructure roads, bridges, railways, runways, etc. He talked of creating a Veterans Job Corps that would put returning members of the armed forces to work as police and firefighters in communities with the need. He was passionate about investing in the education of Americas children and the importance of his national healthcare plan. Campaign volunteer Geraldine Green, 2nd from right, and friends wait in line. Supporters wait patiently for doors to open. Marilyn Wilkerson Williams waves from her VIP spot directly in front of the President's podium. Dr. John Allen Newman, Senior Pastor, The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary, waves for TALK OFTHETOWN! Democratic National Convention Florida Delegate Velma Rounsville smiles from her VIP spot in front of the President's stage Mary and Cecilia Washington smiling pretty from their great seats Left to right, TALK OFTHE TOWN!'s Ok Sun Burks, Vimilakshi Archer, and Linda Witsell Roz Burrough, with nieces and nephew, models an Obama dress that she purchased on her recent trip to Ghana, West Africa. U. S. Representative Corrine Brown gets the crowd fired up and ready to go! Navy veteran Harriel Horace arriving for the President's campaign rally "Hello, Florida! Oh, it is good to be back in Jacksonville, Florida! "In the 21st century, higher education isn't a luxury. It's a necessity that every American should be able to afford." "There are no easy fixes, no quick solutions to the challenges we face..." Ronald and Barbara Breaker among supporters waiting for the President to arrive. Volume Burks, TALK OF THE TOWN!, adjusts his camera.

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Around The Area Around The Area AUGUST 4, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-5 Rima MellalSandy Neal Freelance Photo Journalist One of the stars of the hit Reality Show on Oxygen Bad Girls Club Cycle 9, Rima Mellal, nicknamed Wild Child, was in Jacksonville for a photo shoot with La Goddess Magazine directed by photographer and owner of La Goddess Magazine Randy Clark. The Nigerian born twenty-two year old beauty Rima Mellal is a mother of a three-year old son, Ishmael, but now resides in Chicago Illinois. She says a friend submitted her photos and a biography of her without her knowing. The friend started to receive phone calls about Rima coming to a casting call, she did and the rest is history. When asked, What makes her a Bad Girl? Rima says she struggles with anger/violence and she hopes the show will remove that from her life and show her how to deal with her issues so that she can be a better mom, but says she loves to have fun. Before becoming a member of the cast of Bad Girls, she was a secretary at a Law Firm and has a certification as a CNA. Rimas long-term goals are to become the host of her own television show and she desires to write her biography so that she may be able to help another young woman growing up with the same anger issues as herself. Rima says the hardest thing about being on the show is that she has to be away from her son, Ishmael, but she says she calls home regularly and she just wants to provide for herself and her son and he is the reason why she pushes herself to do better. When asked, Who was her favorite cast member and why? Rima quickly replied, Ashley Dye, 21 (nicknamed The Platinum Party-girl) of Bartlett Il., a suburb of Chicago, because she makes her laugh. When asked, Who was her worst cast member? Rima replied, Mehgan James, 21 (nicknamed The Texas Temptation) a Houston Texas native because she says she is prissy and she tends to not get along with people with that demeanor, but she likes down to earth people because she relates to them better. After meeting Rima Mellal Im not sure if she is a bad girl because the young woman that I met was well spoken, articulate and seemed to have it together. I think that once The Season of Bad Girls Cycle 9 is over that we will hear more from her. Rimas fans in Jacksonville as well as all over the world wish her well in whatever she does because she definitely has the determination and the drive to do whatever she wants. Good Luck Rima!!!!! Nassau County Democrats Host 14th Annual Low Country BoilJuly 28 2012 The Nassau County Democratic Executive Committee held their 14th Annual Low Country Boil at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach where several democratic candidates came out to mix and mingle with two hundred supporters. As usual the crowd was extremely well pleased with the variety of activities, catching up with friends and neighbors, biding on silent auction special treats and the delicious food including a low country smorgasbord, pulled pork, deserts and a variety of beverages. The Committee was honored to have Former State Senator Rod Smith, now in the role of State Democratic Party Chairman address the very active volunteer group. Lisa King, VicePresident of Langton Associates ably served as Mistress of Ceremonies with a fast moving and motivational agenda. Keynote speaker for the evening was Nancy Soderberg, American foreign policy strategist. Soderberg is the former U.S. representative for special affairs at the U.S. mission to the United Nations with the rank of ambassador, she held several senior level positions in the Clinton administration and now is the current Democratic candidate for Florida State Senate, District 4. Soderberg who lives in Jacksonville is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of North Florida. Soderberg is running hard to win the Florida State Senate Seat in District 4 which includes parts of Duval County and all of Nassau County. Soderberg will be on the ballot in November. The evening ended the distribution of yard signs for Democratic and Non Partisan candidates. Attorney A. Wellington Barlow, a candidate for Judicial Seat in Group 29 also addressed the crowd and was well received. A group of Judge Brian Davis' American Beach friends and neighbors (Ronald Miller, Lynnette Young, Neil and Joyce Frink, Carlton and Beverly McKenzie and Bill and Ann Jennings) hosted a successful reception for Judge Davis' campaign on American Beach. Judge Davis is a candidate for re-election to the 4th Judicial Circuit. Early voting begins this Saturday, August 4-August 11. PLEASE VOTE EARLY TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CREDENTIALS ARE IN ORDER AND THAT YOUR VOTE COUNTS. The Primary is on August 14. The General Election is on November 6. Vote early. Rima and a fan of the show Albertie Joseph Rima and adoring fan 14 year old Brittanie Malone UNF employee and Nassau County native, Charlene Davis opened the Low Country Boil with her superb singing of the Star Spangle Banner. Keynote speaker Nancy Soderberg with number one celebrated Democrat, Mr. Jackie Delaney and Nassau County Attorney Teri Sopp and event sponsorer. Deep in Democratic politics are Laura Pitois, Jackie Delaney and Joyce Frink, past chairwoman of the Nassau County Democratic Executive Committee with Judicial Candidate for Group 34, A. Welington Barlow

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR AUGUST 4, 2012ENTERTAINMENT The worlds motherland Afrika (yes many of us spell it with a hard K for emphasis) is not only the birthplace of humanity for every race (including Europeans); she is the most bountiful continent on earth for natural resources. This explains why covert governments outside of her borders have colonized her and continue to keep intercontinental strife going so they can exploit and rip-off Mother Afrikas resources. One of those resources includes natural talent. After all, the basis of every Black American art form i.e., blues, jazz, r&b, funk, soul, jazz, zydeco even country has its roots in the Black Afrikan people who brought their melanin dominate rhythms, beats, vocals, instrumental playing styles and dance moves with them via the inhumane slave trade to the U.S. to create what is now categorized as the music forms mentioned above. American radio, TV and music venues traditionally have been slow to promote talented artists from Afrika but with the emergence of the internet this barrier has been broken down where music lovers in the U.S. have become more aware of the exciting sounds of global music especially from the motherland. As Bob Marley exploded Jamaican reggae around the world, Afrikan artists are now globalizing their sound. Even though he follows a long line of great Afrikan artists, 21yr-old, Lagos, Nigeria native Ayodeji Balogun PKA Wizkid has begun a journey to set the world on fire with his brand of music and live performances. Wizkid is a complete lady killer package with his handsomely, boyish looks, silky-smooth vocals, dynamic rapping and seductive body moves in a hard-hitting, non-stop fast pace show that keeps the ladies screaming and swooning while scrapping competively with each other to steal a touch of his leg or out stretched hand as he glides past on stage. The magic and appeal of Wizkid has been validated via major award shows such as The Music Of Black Origin Awards held in Glasgow, Scotland where he won the Best African Act for 2011. At this years 2012 BET Awards, Wizkid shared the Bet International Act Award with Ghanaian sensation Sarkodie. Wiskid burned a hole in the stage a couple of nights before the BET Awards when he performed at the pre-BET Awards week International reception at the classy SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. He was clearly the hottest act of the night and it was an all out scrimmage to get to him for this interview when he came off stage. When asked to describe his music, Wizkid smiles, Basically, my kind of music is fresh. I listen to all sorts of music so I try to draw inspiration from everything I listen to create a unique sound. Im kind of like, just create that global music. Even though Im from Nigeria and may not be speaking what you can understand, at least you can dance and get me. I just create fresh music. Wizkid currently has an album titled Superstar out on the Empire Mate$ Entertainment label out of Lagos but he is working on a new one. As he explains, Right now Im working on an international album. I just got a deal with Konvict Music so right now Im working with Akon so its pretty crazy. Im going to be dropping my album before the end of the year with a couple of singles and collaborations. For me its all about global domination. What is the music scene like in Nigeria? Wizkid lights up, Everybody draws inspiration from everything. Everybody listens to everybody. We follow the music in the U.S. and I think thats why we come two-times stronger because we know this is the competition right there. Weve got to get our music up to that level. Its a great movement right now. Afrika is doing her thing. Wizkid is quick to emphasize the love and camaraderie between Afrikan musicians and their countries despite the divisive picture painted to us in the U.S. news sources. He laughs, A lot of people are saying the Nigerians are flying high, were doing our thing but you just have to give honor to what is due. Were putting in work into what we do, but at the same time, were still one Afrika you know. There is no Competition like that. We all are just having fun, were trying to push our music out there. So for me, its not really a competition man. Its about putting in and letting people know your talent, know what you sound like and know your music. Wizzy, as many fans call him, is currently on a U.S. Canadian Tour through September. Catch him on twitter @wizkid; facebook; wizkidmusic and his website, wizkidonline.com or empirematesentertainment.com. Wiz KidNigerian Superstar Takes The World!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Wizkid Photo TCD, Dallas on stage photo ACIRFA Rych McCain Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Event : Releve Entertainment announced that The 2012 MERGE SUMMIT will convene August 23-25, 2012 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. The event, presented in association with partners EMI Music Publishing, Verity Gospel Music Group, and UPSCALE Magazine integrates faith and entertainment and provides a platform for men and women of faith to interface with, learn from and partner with leading executives and talent in the entertainment industry. We are so excited to announce that we will return for the fourth year, said Summit Founder and Chair Holly Carter. Each year, The Merge Summit has grown and changed to represent the evolution of the entertainment business, while always remaining true to our original purpose: to give a voice and opportunity for the gifts and talent of creative men and women of faith who have stories to tell. Added Summit Co-Founder & Co-Chair Robi Reed: Each year, I grow more excited with anticipation of the Merge. It has proven to be an invaluable source of information for all who attend.I have no doubt this time around will be even greater. Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin said,Im excited about the Merge Summit ... by partnering faith with media... we are able to cast a wider net, impact culture in unimaginable ways. The multifaceted program, one of the largest entertainment industry events for people of faith, is a complete weekend of education, inspiration and entertainment. Nearly 100 of the industrys top entertainers and executives will lead more than 20 interactive panel discussions, workshops and Master Class sessions, covering the spectrum of music, television, film, radio, creative development, branding, management and new media. For more information and to register, please visit www.themergesummit.com Condolences : Ms. Melodie PKA Ramona Parker made her transition at age 43 last week on July 18, 2012. She was the ex-wife of KRS-One and an original member of the Boogie Down Productions crew and best known for her hits Live On Stage, Hype and Self Destruction. Parker was born and reared in Brooklyn and is survived by two sons. Cause of death was not known at press time. And let us remember the victims of the Colorado movie theater massacre as well as all victims of violence across the U.S. and the world. Our deepest, most spiritual meditations and thoughts go out to your families, fans and friends. Theater : Cincinnatis premier marketing and public relations consultancy, The Eisen Agency, has been tapped by Ericka Nicole Malone to promote her inspirational urban stage play In Love with Tyrone throughout its nine city U.S. tour. The tour begins September 7th in Hartford, Conn., at Bushnell PAC, then will travel to Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC; Indianapolis, IN; Cleveland, OH; Montgomery, AL; Columbus, OH; Nashville, TN; and closes in Kansas City, MO on November 16 and 17. Check the website for exact tour dates, locations and times. The story of a woman betrayed by her first love and best friend, Malones In Love with Tyrone tells a familiar story in an unfamiliar way bringing a tale of passion, love, betrayal, pain and redemption. Apart from writing the play, Malone also penned its soundtrack. Malone has written, directed and produced more than nine plays. She has also developed sitcoms and written screenplays. For more information about Ericka Nicole Malone and In Love with Tyrone, visit www.erickanicolemalone.com Movies: The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production. Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman Directed by Christopher Nolan. Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan. Story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Batman is based on the DC Comics characters created by Bob Kane. Produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Despite the horrific massacre that occurred with the midnight opening in Aurora, Colorado, the film went on to gross 160 million for the opening weekend. Unfortunately, the late Heath Ledgers performance as The Joker was way to hard of an act to follow. The nemeses Banes only scary quality was physically administering back-of-thealley ass whuppins, otherwise he was just an evil freak wearing a mask. Our boy Batman spent way too much down time throughout the film as a result of all of those ass whuppins he received from Bane. Anne Hathaway looked like she was wearing butt padding in her pants to make those close-up, rear ass shots look tempting when she was on her motorcycle. The storyline was OK as was the action but this trilogy conclusion was no match for the intensity of Ledgers Joker! Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Go to my blogs: www.rychmccainhollyhoodnotes.blogspot.com www.rychmccainreviewwagon.blogspot.com Study, Observe and Win!Rych

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AUGUST 4, 2012 THESTAR HAITIANS CELEBRATECARNIVALINGRANDSTYLEPAGEA-7 Despite being called one of the poorest nations in the western hemisphere, the people of Haiti proved to be rich in culture, beauty and the arts when they took to the streets with the Carnaval des Fleurs (Flower Carnival) last week. Photo highlights show President Michel Martelly returning to his musical roots by letting out his stage persona Sweet Mickey, and entertaining revellers in song. M. Philippe Dodard, Sergela Raphael, National Art School Director (ENARTS), and President S.E.M. Michel Joseph Martelly

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AUGUST 4, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 The Old School Sherwood Forest 2nd Annual Community Resource Reunion was held last week. The organization were true to their theme of recognizing our past to build a better tomorrow with a celebration of food, music and community togetherness. The group kept in line with their motto which sets out to inspire the citizens of the Sherwood Forest Community to make a difference in the lives of themselves and their neighbors for social and economic change, bring a spirit of unity and pride among the citizens of the Sherwood Forest Community who inspire to obtain a better quality of community life by promoting, hosting and conducting social activities that will provides community resources that will assist those in need to effect their quality of community life. Beyond creating an enjoyable atmosphere for the residents to relax and visit with friends and families, the event as a very positive way to celebrate the community spirit of The Sherwood Forest Community. Sherwood Forest Community Resource Network 2nd Annual Neighborhood Reunion A Success Allana Southerland with The Fusion Band with the B and CD Monique Terry, Minister Cynthia Jackson, Suzanne Pickett Wealth Watchers (WW), Betty Odum Wealth Watchers (WW), Christopher Merix SNL, Carl Jorden SNL, Dempsey Josinvil, SNL, Pastor Rebecca ZeiglerDove Outreach Center, Elliot Wilson Dove Outreach Center' Ben Shingles, Minister Alicia Hodges, Dove Outreach Center Rev. Larry Riley, Reggie Todd, OSSF, Vicki Scott OSSF, Gabner Moore,SNL, Edward Williams, OSSF, Andre Lee, Curtiss Young, Jay Smith, Tony Belle Fannie Mae and Wealth Watchers Suzanne Pickett, Iris Moody, Betty Odum, Mike Atcherson, Monique Terry, Arielle Griffin, Desiree Cobb Betty Odum and Julie Guy Wealth Watchers Dusty Owens for Obama 2012 Judy Smith, Sonia Porter, Actavius Thomas, Robin Presha, and Catherine Rawls Roynesia Turner, Aaliyah Richardson, Joan Daniels, Joseph Brown, Natalie Ridgely, Frederick Johnson, Eric Strickland, Jamekai Ridgely, and Vikki Mithell Glenn Carter, Linda Martin, Brenda Carter, Frank Strickland, Eric Stickland, Alisa Brown, and Tanshawn Strickland Charles White Voter registration Guy LEFT: Friends chit chat. RIGHT: Dove Outreach Center Pastor Rebecca Leigler, Minister Nafera Johnson, Victor Moody, Kaamilya Dixon, Rhonda King, and Minister Alicia Hodger. Shameka Dawson, Rosemary Grant, Charles Grant, Jernika Dawson and Kyomi Richardson, Alexis Mack, and Tracy Mack Gilbert Stokes and Harvey Harper Sherwood Forest/Paradise Park Community Assoc Janice Williams Davis Williams and Sabrina Belton with her CD I Am Worship BRE Eunice Barnum President Sherwood Forest / Paradise Park Community Association, Inc Quamesha Alexander and Jamesha McCloudo LEFT: Friends hang out in a show of unity in the community.

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The JACKSONVILLE CHAPTER Of The National Alumni Association Of Edward Waters College will be holding its Monthly Alumni Meeting on Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:00PM on campus in the Assessment Center. For more information please contact Cheryl Lawson-Wright, Membership Chairperson at 904-422-8310. 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. JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA BLACK PRIDE WEEKEND on Friday August 10, 2012. ROYALTY OF HIP-HOP onFriday, August 10, 2012, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.633.6110 for all information. Voices of Worship Tour Times Union Center for Performing Arts onFriday, August 10, 2012, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.633.6110. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2 THE STAR AUGUST 4, 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. Ritz Jazz Jamm Presents Marion Meadows on Saturday, August 04, 2012, at the Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For mor information call 904.632.5555. Apollo 11/Against All Odds 1904, thisSaturday, August 04, 2012, 19 N. Ocean St, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.434.3475 for additional information. REGGAE ON THE RIVER: Sunday, August 05, 2012, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. 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. Free Tai' Chi Gung Lessons on Monday August 06, 2012, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The Curious World of Patent Models, onTuesday, August 07, 2012, at theMuseum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Rotaract Jax Meeting, this Wednesday, August 08, 2012, at CoWork Jax, 5 W. Forsyth St., Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Please contact 904.586.8678 for all additional information. Basement, Dead End Path and Daylight +SoLo, onThursday, August 09, 2012 107 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Written By: Mark Underwood If youre overdue for a vacation, prioritize getting away and changing your scenery because vacations are not just about funthey can help relieve stress and improve your health. Many people dont take a vacation often enough while some people almost never escape the routine of their daily lives. But research shows that people who regularly take time off from their daily lives often get an extra bonus for doing so. What these folks are doing is giving their mind and body the gift of improved health. How can vacations improve your health? Lets start with the fact that a vacation can lower stress levels. Those getaways give you extra time to recharge your batteries. One of the most significant reasons to take a vacation is that your down time may help you stay healthy longer. One study found that when people are on vacation, enjoying the freedom from everyday stress, they keep that anxiety-free feeling as long as five weeks after the vacation is over. Thats a huge benefit! A stress-less vacation not only leads to better health overall, it can lead to better brain health. Did you know that your brain produces between 5,000 and 10,000 brain new brain cells each day? But if you are leading a life filled with tension and worry, the stress in your life actually hinders the brains elasticity. Fortunately, you can gain control of the stress in your life if you have the power of Prevagen, a new research-based supplement by Quincy Bioscience, by your side. Our brain contains calcium-binding proteins that protect our brain cells. But as we age, these proteins are depleted. Prevagen is the only supplement that can replace these proteins and prevent memory loss. When brain cells are kept alive, the result is a sharper mind and healthier brain; and feeling less forgetful will help keep your stress levels low. People just like you who take Prevagen say it helps them concentrate, communicate and think clearly. Regardless of whether youre planning a stay-at-home vacation this year or an extensive trip to Europe, you can lower your stress, sharpen your cognitive skills and sleep more soundly with Prevagen www.prevagen.com. If youve dragged your feet about taking a vacation this year, youre not alone. Its not uncommon to worry about all the things that you have to do in order to make a vacation happen. After all, when you leave home base for a while it takes planning and time, and for some people that alone can be stressful. But it doesnt have to be like that. Remember, once you get away, youll have time to relax and release pent-up stress and rejuvenate your mind and body. Here are some tips for making your getaway a low-stress vacation and the best time off it can possibly be. Take the hassle out with careful planning. Take care of as many details ahead of time as possible. That means dont show up at busy tourist destinations during peak times without lodging reservations. Prepare for the unexpected (every getaway has more than one unforeseen situation). Think through what if scenarios ahead of time. Then pack, plan and prepare yourself for them as best as you can. Go with the flow. Once you get to your vacation spot, its time to let go, and give in to a less stressful flow of life. Recognize that you cant control everything, and when youre on vacation, you shouldnt worry about being in charge of things you cant control. Vacations are more than a state of mind. They are a time we all need to rejuvenate, to create lasting, terrific memories for our families, and improve our health while were having fun. ass Half-FullRejuvenate! Take a vacation. Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Smart Home Improvements Can Make Your Life Easier (StatePoint) If youre planning to give your home some upgrades, think beyond a new coat of paint. Smart and affordable home improvements can help you make the most of todays technology to keep your home comfortable -from automating cooling and heating, to connecting your computers, televisions and mobile devices to the Internet to maximize their usefulness and your enjoyment of them. With the right tools, you can reduce energy costs and optimize the way you work and play. Start with the right infrastructure: Your family may have the latest and greatest gadgets, but if your wireless router uses older technology, your system could be overloaded. Routers are the centerpiece to any advanced home technology ecosystem, so its important to opt for a router that supports a seamless online experience no matter how many devices you have. For example, the AC1000 DB and AC1200 DB routers by Belkin run on advanced next generation Wi-Fi and operate at twice the speed of current N routers. Your mobile devices will operate more efficiently, and thanks to faster streaming, youll also conserve battery power. Upgrade your home theater: TV screens keep getting larger and their prices smaller. You can emulate the movie theater experience at home by investing in a highquality system at a price that meets your budget. Just make sure to choose an HDTV with Internet connectivity and to mount it at a comfortable sightline. And take your media rooms acoustics into account when setting up your speakers. Maximize your cable or satellite subscription: Television junkies can now get off the couch. New technology is going beyond simply allowing you to record shows to watch later. A product like @TV links your home theater to your mobile devices, so you can watch and control live TV from smartphones, computers and tablets from anywhere. You can even record and store shows and movies to your mobile device. Enjoy your backyard and the big game simultaneously! Protect your investments: Dont spend a fortune on electronics only to mistreat them. One of the easiest ways to extend the lifespan of devices is by preventing them from overheating. Be sure electronics are well-protected with sufficient cooling fans. Put your home at your fingertips: Save time and money by putting your devices on a schedule. From your air conditioner to your iron, if you can plug it in, there are affordable tools to control it remotely. Choose a home automation system that lets you take control exactly as you see fit and doesnt require customized installation. For instance, the WeMo switch by Belkin is modular, allowing you to control as much or as little of your home as you like via a free app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The WeMo Switch + Motion adds a sensor that reads motion within 10 feet and turns devices plugged into the switch on and off based on motion. The app also allows users to create rules or schedules based on customized intervals. More information on optimizing your homes technology can be found at www.belkin.com. In todays digital era, weve come to expect instant gratification. Unfortunately, not everyones home is equipped to support that. said Chet Pipkin, president and CEO of Belkin. The right home improvements can help you maximize your mobile and entertainment devices.

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AUGUST 4, 2012 THESTAR SEA ISLAND BLACKHERITAGEFESTIVAL: A CELEBRATIONOFHISTORY, HERITAGEANDCULTURE Community, culture, art, music and a celebration of African ancestry will take center stage from August 17 19 when the Sea Island Black Heritage Festival occurs. The Georgia Star will be bringing readers updates and an insight as to who we are, where we are and what we can expect to come as the descendents of the African slaves and free men and women who settled in the region. It has been said that the festival is the wisdom, beauty, fortitude of our ancestors, a proud and brilliant people, left an indelible heritage in the universe from Africa to the Caribbean, Mexico to Central America, the coast of North America to the lands of South America, and throughout the world. The African struggle for self-determination over the centuries uniquely developed communities of cultures that helped in every aspect to define the world. We celebrate and honor the ancestors, our esteemed kin. Coastal Youth Theatre of Voices Jamiah Hudson Spiritual Ceremony at East Beach Spiritual Ceremony at East Beach Master Drummer, Eugene Armstrong Women celebrate African ancestrythough song and dance Trombonist, Chris Crenshaw Victoria Ward Echoes of Joy Gospel Group Trae Hicks & Family Roslyn Burrough

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By Arthia Nixon The Florida/Georgia Star On Tuesday July 31, 2012, like the rest of the nation, my television was set to NBC as the gymnasts known as the Fab Five took the arena. My seven year-old daughter, a Level 3 gymnast herself, watched intently and critiqued the competitors with gym terminology that confused me for a moment once or twice. I dared not tell her that I had already watched the live event hours earlier and already socialized online with my media colleagues and athletic friends on location in London to get firsthand accounts. During commercial breaks she turned my living room into a floor and worked on her back walkovers and used my couch arms for a makeshift vault. Sure she chanted team USA, but like all other little gymnasts of color, she chanted Gabby Flying Squirrel Douglas even after the ladies received their gold medals. On Thursday, we celebrated after watching it live online as Douglas became the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal in her sport. For the parents of gymnasts about the same age as my daughter, it is the perfect age to make a first time Olympic memory and make the decision to strive for greatness. In the 2016 Olympics, these watchers will be fiercely competing for a spot to impress their coaches in the hopes of landing on the 2020 US Olympic team. For Gabby however, her road has just begun. We sat through the road to the Olympics watching Shawn Johnson shine in commercials. Sadly, she didnt even make the cut. Once the team was announced, gymnast Jordyn Weiber became mainstream medias new it girl. This prompted many to wonder why two white gymnasts where highlighted while the young black gymnast was not. Gabby however, strived for greatness and kept her composure and now famous smile. She is proof that dreams can come true. I just wanted to thank everyone for all of your inspiring words and encouraging messages! I am so excited for Team Finals tomorrow! Thank u for all of your support & prayers! the humble 16 year-old thanked her fans before the event. We are the 2012 London Olympic Gold Medalists!!! she Facebooked after winning. We are all so happy right now. It's a dream come true! Gotta give God the Glory! Thank you everyone for praying for me! It means so much to me! Now I have to prepare for the All-Around competition! I am so excited! Gabby. And yet, even in the black community, some backlash emerged this time against Gabbys mother. Many wondered how a single mother could just up and give away her fourth child. To know Gabbys story is to know her big sister Arielle encouraging their mother Natalie Hawkins to put her into gymnastics. Its a story were a little gymnast from Virginia Beach respectfully approached her mother and told her she needed better coaches to get to her dream and where a mother made the decision to send her baby to a host family in Des Moines, Iowa to train with a former Olympian from China, now coaching in America. Hawkins made the decision to sacrifice her child living with her for the best training instead of uprooting the other three children and her own home and schedule for one person. And yet, there she was wearing her American shirt in London playing the role she knew she would one day play the proud mother of an Olympic gold medalist. AUGUST 4, 2012 THESTAR At 16, Gabby Flying Squirrel Douglas Makes History As First Black Athlete To Win Gymnastics Individual Gold At OlympicsPAGEB-4 NOWANDTHEN:Gabby Douglas was interviewed by correspondent Dominique Dawes who became the first black person to medal at the Olympics in gymnastics in Atlanta. At 16, Gabby Douglas becomes one of the youngest black athletes to grace the cover of TIMEMagazine. TERRANCE SMITH SELECTED TO ALLIRONMAN TEAM The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks and the Arena Football League announced Tuesday that Sharks WR/DB Terrance Smith has been named to the 2012 Arena Football League All-Ironman Team. In his second AFL season, the 25-year-old Smith started all 18 of Jacksonvilles regular-season games in addition to last Saturdays playoff opener against the Georgia Force. Smith began the season as the teams top playmaking threat, starting the Sharks first 16 regular-season games at wide receiver and emerging as one of the top kick returners in the league. Over the last three weeks, Smith has switched to defense and excelled at that position as well. Overall, Smith led the Sharks with 1,158 receiving yards and 29 touchdown receptions in 2012, finishing second on the team with 99 receptions. In Week 6 against the Utah Blaze, Smith set the teams individual season highs with 154 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions. Serving as the teams primary kick returner, Smith established new franchise records with 1,707 kickoff return yards, 77 missed field goal return yards, 2,984 all-purpose yards and three kickoff return touchdowns. In the first quarter of the teams Week 4 game against Tampa Bay, Smith returned back-to-back kickoffs for touchdowns. He also established a single-game franchise record with 196 kickoff return yards against Philadelphia in Week 15. Smith finished the regular season fourth among all AFL players with an average of 165.8 all-purpose yards per game and tied for fifth in the league with an average of 20.3 yards per kickoff return. After spending the entire season on offense, Smith executed his switch to defensive back when Micheaux Robinson sustained an injury during the teams Week 18 win against the Milwaukee Mustangs. After Robinson was placed on injured reserve prior to the next same, Smith has started each of the teams last three games at defensive back and recorded an interception in each of those contests. After playing collegiately at South Carolina State and spending time with the Green Bay Packers during the 2010 NFL season, Smith began his AFL career with the Sharks in 2011. Splitting time between Jack linebacker and defensive back that year, Smith ranked third on the team with 65.5 total tackles and tied for second among Shark defenders with six interceptions. Smith is one of six players selected to the All-Ironman team. He joins Pittsburgh WR/KR P.J. Berry, Spokane DB/KR Terrance Sanders, Philadelphia WR/KR Jeff Hughley, Milwaukee WR/LB Marcus Everett and Kansas City WR/KR Jackie Chambers on the squad. TEAMUSA HITSAT THEOLYMPICS NOW FAB FIVE: Gabby Douglas and her team mates salute after being presented with their team medals in London. REALITYHITS: Gabby cant contain tears when she is named to the Olympic team. LETSMOVETEAMUSA: First Lady Michelle Obama Proudly Shows Off Team USA As She Travels To London With Athletes

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AUGUST 4, 2012 THE STAR PAGE B-5 Featuring Gospel Recording ArtistIn A Dinner ConcertWyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk 1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL$100 Donation Pre-Function Reception 6:30 7:30PM Reception with the Artist$80 Donation FREE PARKING

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-THE OTHER SIDE OF JACKSONVILLE-THERE ARE PROBLEMS IN OUR STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE Yes, we are back and for good reason. Do you remember an organization known as the Jacksonville Leadership Coalition? If you do not, it was one of the more progressive organizations in Jacksonville. They started in 2004 because of the Presidential election coup of 2000. They accomplished early voting rights in Duval County, challenged the police shootings and killings of citizens in Duval County, challenged the public corruption of the City, forced the Urban League to move the children out of Forest Elementary School and periodically continue to challenge injustices in Jacksonville. Well we are back! Our first concern is the State Attorneys Office, the possible corruption, and most definitely the injustices that are taking place in administering justice fairly. The cases that we have so far discovered reveals that consistency has not taken place when it comes to stand your grown law in our State Attorneys Office. Additionally, she sends threats out against those who do not agree with her decisions to include challenging a Judge on the bench. The handling of Christopher Hernandez, Marissa Alexander, and Gordon Agenor cases are just a few that we have found among others that indicates fairness cannot be found, justice is not blind and consistency does not exist. The NAACP was right; in their assessment of Angela Coreys administration of justice as, discrimination, and the cases speak for themselves. Not only is the injustices a problem, but the office itself has low morale, questionable investigators supports and staff. When you surround yourself with others of questionable background, society can think what they desire. Trust us, these comments can be verified through news articles and documents. It is time to find another State Attorney that is fair, un-bias, consistent, non-discriminatory, and one that does not seek a million person-years. Stay tuned as we unravel the truth in the State Attorneys office. The journey begins on July 13, 7:30 AM at Hemming Plaza as we March along the side the NAACP, SCLC, DIP, First Coast Coalition, Nation of Islam, Congresswoman Brown, Florida New Majority, Martin Luther King III and hopefully our Mexican, Latino, Cubans, and others who are facing all of these unjustifiable restraints and laws in Duval County. If you cannot attend the march and rally, we solicit your prayers, phone calls to the State Attorneys Office and use your social media to get the word out. We have had enough of these injustices. PAGE B-6 THESTAR AUGUST 4, 2012 OPINIONS OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. 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AUGUST 4, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 The Miss Black USA Pageant finals are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.The Miss Black USA Pageant and Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is redefining the 2012 edition of Miss Black USA to emphasize all attributes that contribute to todays successful African American woman mind, body and spirit. The Miss Black USA Pageant finals are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. Karen Arrington, CEO of Miss Black USA, said that the scholarship pageant, with the theme Black Women Redefined, reflects the American black womans rising role in leadership. For the first time in history, we have an African American First Lady, a black woman on the top of the Forbes Richest Women in Entertainment list, and African American women who are in positions of prestige and power at organizations like Xerox, Care USA, Microsoft, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The World Bank, she said. She added that this years 30 Miss Black USA contestants, from 28 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, accurately represent the theme. More than 80 percent of the contestants are enrolled in graduate or professional school. Miss Black Nevada has a doctorate in physical therapy and is a practicing physical therapist. Miss Black Georgia is a practicing attorney. Miss Black USA was founded in 1986 to provide educational opportunities to outstanding young African American women. To date, the pageant has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships. Deya Smith, Miss Black USA 1994 and producer of the nationally syndicated radio program the Tom Joyner Morning Show, will co-host the pageant along with R & B recording artist Brian Christopher. Sponsors include the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, School of Film & Television, Heart & Soul Magazine, Black Opal Cosmetics and Arik Air. The pageant will kick off with a VIP Red Dress Reception at the Washington Hilton Hotel to raise awareness of heart disease, the leading killer of women. Miss Black USA is a national partner of the Heart Truth Campaign, as well as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Leading up to the pageant, visitors to the Miss Black USA website, missblackusa.org, may cast votes for their favorite contestants in the 2012 People's Choice contest. The winner will be announced at the pageant finals on August 13. Voting, through 11:59 p.m. August, 12, costs $1 per vote, with no limit on votes. Tickets for the pageant are on sale now at wepay.com. For more information about the pageant, visit http://www.missblackusa.org or contact Joelle Polisky at joelle.polisky@missblackusa.org or by phone (615) 516-0358.Four Essential Tips To Make The Most Of Your Rsum (StatePoint) Job hunting can be a frustrating experience. Many times you can apply for what seems like the perfect job only to never hear back. With most open positions receiving an overwhelming number of applicants these days, its extremely important to set yourself apart from the pack. The most essential part of landing an interview is your rsum. Often your rsum is the only representation of you a hiring manager has. Typically, employers dont spend more than a minute or two looking over a rsum -a small amount of time to make a great impression. Landing an interview for the job you want is hard enough, especially now with so many people going after the same position, says Michael McAuliffe, President of Family Credit Management, a non-profit consumer credit counseling service. If your rsum contains flaws, from poor choice in wording to an overly-complicated format, then your chances of getting a call go from slim to none. Give yourself every chance possible to get the job. Make your rsum stand out among the crowd by following these four tips. Proofread! A misspelling or grammatical error on a resume could lead to your rsum getting tossed out at first glance. Use spell check and have a friend or family member look it over as well. You never know where an error could be lurking on the page. Get Expert Help Expert rsum review, such as the service offered by Family Credit Management, can be an invaluable resource for any job-seeker. Seasoned hiring professionals look over rsums to correct any mistakes and offer advice as to how the rsum can be improved and be better received by prospective employers. Some companies charge for this service, but non-profits like Family Credit Management offer their expertise for free. You can e-mail resumereview@familycredit.org to get feedback on your rsum and cover letter. You can also find contact information and more information about Family Credit Managements services at www.familycredit.org. Be AppropriateA major red flag for hiring managers is an inappropriate email address. You dont want to be remembered as a joke, you want to stand out for your abilities. With free email services like Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo, there is no reason not to have a generic email address consisting simply of your name, says McAuliffe. Formatting Hiring managers need to be able to quickly find the information that matters most to the position. Using an unusual format could cause some of your accomplishments to get lost in the jumble. Make it as simple as possible for the hiring manager and stick with a traditional format. So take good care of your rsum. It is the first step to landing the job you want.PHOTO SOURCE: (c) NAN Fotolia.com Organizers Redefine the 2012 Miss Black USA Pageant to Celebrate the Complete African American Woman Mind, Body and Spirit

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Earlier this year, at the University of Michigan, President Obama outlined the steps that his Administration is taking to make college more affordable and to ensure that students know before they owe. Today, as part of that ongoing effort, the Administration unveiled the final version of the model financial aid award letter, or Shopping Sheet an individualized standard financial aid letter that will help students understand their costs before making the final decision on where to enroll. The shopping sheet will allow students to easily compare aid packages offered by different institutions. To develop the Shopping Sheet, the U.S. Department of Education partnered with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a new independent agency established in the wake of the financial crisis. Too often, students and families face the daunting task of deciding where to enroll, whether to write a check, or whether to sign for a student loan, without a clear explanation of what the costs mean, or how these costs compare to other colleges they are considering. As a result, too many students leave college with debt that they didnt understand at the time that they entered school. While many financial aid award letters provide this information, some can be confusing, lacking clear distinctions between grants and loans, as well information about post-graduate outcomes associated with the institution. These obscurities make the task of comparison-shopping for the most affordable and appropriate college even more difficult. The Shopping Sheet makes clear the costs and responsibilities of student loans upfront before students have enrolled outlining their total estimated annual costs, institutional rates of completion and default, and information about a students potential monthly loan payments after graduation. Ultimately, this tool provides students and their families with useful information that can help them make a more informed decision about where to attend college and to help them better understand the debt burdens that may be face after graduation. Secretary Duncan today will publish an open letter to college and university presidents, asking them to adopt the Shopping Sheet as part of their financial aid awards starting in the 2013-14 school year. Additionally, colleges who agree to the Principles of Excellence for Serving Military and Veterans will begin using this form during the 2013-14 school year. Institutions of higher education interested in adopting the Shopping Sheet may contact the Department of Education at ShoppingSheet@ed.gov for additional information. While states and colleges share responsibility to keep down the rising cost of college, improved consumer disclosures can ensure that students and families make wise decisions when investing in higher education. To learn more about President Obamas comprehensive proposal to make college more affordable, please visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/01/27/fact-sheet-president-obama-s-blueprint-keeping-college-affordable-and-wiAUGUST 4, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 Fact Sheet: Administration Releases Final Version of Financial Aid Shopping Sheet Too Much Time Indoors Is Bad For Kids' Health (StatePoint) Not all American children get regular doses of fresh air. A 2012 report published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that only about half of U.S. preschoolers are taken outside to walk or play daily. And older kids arent faring much better, say experts. Too much time inside contributes to obesity, attention problems, hyperactivity and lack of appreciation for the earths resources. By taking kids outside regularly to explore nature, you can help them get physical activity and connect to the world. From building bird feeders to camping, discover together what makes the outdoors great. Project Learning Tree, a nonprofit environmental education program, has great tips for family activities on its website to get you started. Visit www.plt.org/outdoors for ideas.What To Watch For This Olympics (SPM Wire) Team USA is in prime position to defend its medal title from the Beijing Olympics. Here are three things to watch as London hosts the 2012 Olympic Games. Basketball: With NBA stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant in the mix, Team USA is favored to win gold. Tough opponents such as Spain and Brazil may have other plans, however. Swimming: Michael Phelps took home eight gold medals in 2008. But fellow American Ryan Lochte has been tearing up the pool recently and expects to challenge Phelps for swimming supremacy. This will be the rivalry to watch in London. Track: New American darling Lolo Jones will look to avenge her hurdle-heartbreak from 2008 and win gold in the 100m hurdles.

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AUGUST 4, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 -Dont wait until the last minute for mandatory back to school immunizationsJACKSONVILLE The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) and Florida Department of Health (DOH) encourages all parents and guardians to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children. As children and families across Florida prepare to start another school year, it is vital that all students have their required immunizations. Immunization documentation on a DOH Form 680, Certification of Immunization, is required for all students in grades pre-Kindergarten (K) through 12. We encourage everyone to get your child up-to-date with their immunizations and not wait for the school rush, said Section Administrator of Immunizations Charles Alexander. There is no time like the present to update children's immunizations and provide them with the required documentation to attend school. DOH emphasizes the importance of parents scheduling an appointment with a healthcare provider or DCHD today, and not to wait until the last minute to schedule their childrens back-to-school immunizations. Accordingly, the Bureau of Immunization launched their new website www.immunizeflorida.com to bring together the best resources on vaccines and provide consumers with easy-to-understand vaccination information. Encourage your healthcare provider to give all age-appropriate shots to your child during each visit. Immunizations keep your child safe from disease and cut down on sick visits to your healthcare provider. Many healthcare providers and families have begun preparations for the new school year, said Charles Alexander. Immunizations should be updated at all visits, including annual physicals, interim check-ups or sport physicals. Documentation for required immunizations is mandatory for all students entering, attending, or transferring into a Florida school in grades pre-Kindergarten (K) through 12 as detailed in the Immunization Guidelines for Florida Schools, Childcare Facilities, and Family Daycare Homes. A 2012-2013 flyer outlining school requirements is available here. The DOH Online Newsroom has additional tools on immunization including an Ask the Expert video with Chuck Alexander and a public service announcement for parents called Get On Board which encourages school-aged children to get their immunizations in time for back to school. You may also visit www.dchd.net. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For news story ideas, interviews, videos and more from DOH Communications visit the DOH Online Newsroom. DCHD EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS

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Armed Man Carjacks and Leads Police on ChaseA man was arrested after robbing Olive Garden employees and leading police on a long chase. At around 11:35 p.m., three employees, one male and two females, were leaving an Olive Garden restaurant to the parking lot where they started to chat. They saw a man crouched near the business dressed in all black, including a black baseball cap. The suspect was 20-year-old Enrico Theodious Rhodes who ran towards them with a handgun and demanded their keys and cell phones. The victims complied with the Rhodes demand. He then took the keys of one of the victims and drove away with her 2006 Chevy Impala. Police were called and immediately started searching for the suspect with given information, such as vehicle details. The stolen vehicle was later spotted and police tried to conduct a traffic stop while driving behind it. Rhodes refused to stop, which initiated a pursuit. At one point during the chase, Rhodes fired a shot at the police. Police performed an immobilization technique, which is when a police car speeds up besides the target vehicle and gently hits the rear side of the vehicle causing it to lose balance. The technique caused Rhodes to crash into a yard through a fence. He then got out of the car and started to run. Four officers fired upon the suspect, but did not make any contact. A perimeter was established and a K-9 unit was requested. Rhodes was soon found hiding in a driveway. According to reports, no officers were injured, but Rhodes had puncture wounds on his left hip from dog bites. No weapons were found during the arrest, but a 9 mm handgun was later found a few blocks away from where the crash occurred. The gun was also said to have one round in the chamber that had malfunctioned. Police are investigating to determine the connection of the gun with incident. Police also mentioned that a green Oldsmobile driving by a black female was seen before and after the incident and are looking to find more information about it. Rhodes is facing three counts of armed robbery and one count of carjacking with a deadly weapon. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarAUGUST 4, 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. Drug Dealer Arrested in Death of Customer A man was tracked down and arrested after someone, who had purchased oxycontin from him, overdosed and died. Police responded to a residence in reference to a non responsive adult male. Police found a deceased 21-year-old man and detectives conducting the investigation, believed that the death was an apparent overdose based on the evidence located at the scene. Detectives learned that the deceased man had purchased oxycontin from a known drug dealer, 22-year-old Ned Castel, the night before his death. The Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and subsequent toxicology confirmed that the victim died of an overdose of oxycontin. Detectives later obtained a warrant for the arrest of Ned Castel. Castel was located and is currently on a GPS monitor for various narcotic charges. Castel was taken into custody was charged with third degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance charges. Ned Castel Albert Thomas

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C&J 2 THE STAR AUGUST 4, 2012 FLORIDA MENS MINISTRY FIGHTS WAR ON BLACK BOYSWITH 360-DEGREE TRAINING PROGRAM FORPOTENTIAL MENTORS Kit serves as train-the-trainer tool for men serving at-risk boys -WEST PARK, Fla. Only 41 percent of black boys graduate from high school in the United States and more than half of all black men without a high-school diploma go to prison at some time in their lives.* Elder Mathes Guice, director of the Mens Ministry at South Floridas Koinonia Worship Center and president of the Practitioners Technical Institute (PTI), considers these facts evidence of a war on our boys. We are seeing more young black men leave the classroom, resulting in delinquency, unemployment and imprisonment. Were not fighting for our boys, and therefore, were losing them. Most ministries targeting at-risk boys develop programming to keep kids engaged and off the streets. Koinonias Mens Ministry has taken it a step further by developing programs targeted toward the mentors as well. In their Youth Coach Training kit, PTI teaches men that through self-actualization and purpose fulfillment, they positively impact young lives around them. As Elder Guice readies a national rollout for the program, he hopes the tools will spark a recommitment to self-improvement, and setting an example for younger generations. These young men are living in world vastly different from the one we grew up in, said Guice. To understand the issues and how to address them, you have to realign the thinking of mentors. Our program uses proven methods to build an army of men ready to take back our wayward boys. The training program consists of a reference booklet, Who Am I and Why Am I Here? and a seminar presentation. Topics include skill-building, effective parenting techniques, developing positive peer associations and cultivating activities that support responsible social growth. Koinonias Mens Ministry has utilized the kit to train mentors in their Rites of Passage program. Across 10 years, dozens of at-risk boys have improved reading levels, school attendance and become functional members of society through the program. During the 2010-2011 school year alone, 94 percent of participants showed improvement in productive behaviors, including school attendance, grades and participation in pro-social activities. (Source: Dr. Susan E. Day, research faculty, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University) Evidence-based practices that is the key, continued Guice. This Youth Coach Training kit has made a remarkable difference in the lives of at-risk boys because we impart verified tactics for effectively supporting each boy and his family. The process for becoming a youth coach is straightforward: identify, discover, or rediscover your gifts, skills, and/or talents; and move from preaching and teaching to doing. The focus is on taking biblical principles and applying them to everyday life. By developing a higher spiritual awareness, patience, commitment, a connection through similar backgrounds and communication skills, the kit helps men release selfish desires and embrace a shared responsibility to nurture their mentees. The Mens Ministry used the kit as a backbone to launch a community-wide movement addressing delinquency. None of our boys have served time in the juvenile or criminal justice systems because we are more than just their afterschool program, said Guice. We worked to get our pastor elected as mayor of the city of West Park, the only such pastor/mayor in the state, and have supported campaigns for dedicated school board members, judges, city commissioners and state representatives. Any community can be transformed, but it takes a holistic, 360-degree commitment to improving the lives within it. The Youth Coach Training kits book, entitled Who Am I and Why Am I Here? How to Develop Your Gifts, Talents and Purpose for Gods Divine World, was authored by Steve White, and is accompanied by a PowerPoint seminar presentation, Becoming a Practitioner. The package will be available for purchase across the U.S. later this year. To learn more about the training kit, the process for recruiting and developing youth mentors, or to reserve your copy, please call (954) 2394297.*Schott Foundation for Public Education; The New Yorker, 2012 Elder Mathes Guice Elder Mathes Guice (center) and the Koinonia Worship Center Mens Ministry on the city of Deerfield Beach Crime March, one of their many local efforts to spread awareness of youth delinquency and the Rites of Passage program.

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Man Participates in Robbery for Three Slices of Pizza Memphis, TNPolice say 19-year-old Tony Hamer agreed to participate in a robbery which was planned by two others. Their target was a Dominos worker who was delivering a pizza around 9 p.m. The two men approached him and threatened to shoot him if he did not give them the money and the pizza. The victim gave up $20, a cell phone, and the pizza that was to be delivered. Hamer told police that he helped out by keeping an eye out for anything that would interfere with the robbery. In return he was given three slices of pizza. Hamer also admitted to a second robbery with a female pizza delivery person and got away with a $54 pizza order and $35 cash. Hamer is being charged with two felony counts of robbery on $35,000 bond. Woman Tries to Break into Jail Hamilton, OHA correction officer had just got off from work and was walking to his vehicle to go home one morning when he saw Tiffany R. Hurd, 36, in the area who was acting suspicious. She was said to have been intoxicated and carrying a backpack. She was then seen trying to climb over a barbed wire fence of the jail. When staff asked her to leave, she replied by saying she wanted to be arrested. She was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. AUGUST, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Wal-Mart Employees Steal From Store and Sell Them on Internet Two Wal-Mart employees were arrested after stealing items from the store and selling them online. Wal-Mart security contacted police following an internal investigation involving two employees that were stealing items from the store. Detectives met with security and learned that Andrew Scott Mosherand Danny Eugene Mayes III had been removing items from boxes and hiding the empty packaging at various locations in the store. Items known stolen at this time were five Apple iPads, a Playstation Vita, various games, ear phones, and a knife. Both stole the items and Mayes was reportedly selling them on internet sites such as Craigslist and Facebook for money needed to go to college. A total amount of about $4,000 was reported stolen Detectives recovered some of the unsold items and $1,020 in cash from the sale of the other items. Both were arrested and taken to jail. Mayes and Mosher were both charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Mayes was set at $27,000 bond and Mosher at $7,500. The investigation continues. 2 Men Driving with Baby Leads to Arrest Two men driving with a 10-month-old infant on board led to big arrests with numerous charges. Police were notified by an informant about two suspects with a baby in a Hyundai SantaFe SUV. They were also said to have stolen a firearm. The two suspects were 18-year-old Hancy Laudny, a convinced felon, and 19-year-old Demoy Roper, who was on probation and had a suspended drivers license. Police pulled the vehicle over and found the handgun that was reported stolen. Laudny was also found sitting in the passengers seat holding the baby girl. A shotgun and another handgun was found, which police said belonged to the suspects. The two men later confessed to being responsible for four residential burglaries and five stolen firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle, which were in Laudnys home. They had also stolen drivers licenses, watches, jewelry, computer, televisions, and comic books worth over $15,000. Both men were arrested and charged with numerous charges including grand theft of firearm, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. They are being held without bond. Two Men Beat and Rob Man in Wheelchair Upper Darby, PAAt around 5:30 a.m., the 37-year-old victim, who suffered from muscular dystrophy, received a phone call. The caller was the cousin of the victim and claimed to have been in an accident. He said he needed to borrow some oxycontin pills, which the victim had a prescription for. The victim agreed to the request but was suspicious and set up a video camera in the living room of his apartment home. Instead of his cousin showing up, 23-year-old Dominic Henderson and 21-year-old Keenan Smith, who were strangers to the victim, appeared at the door. He let them in and soon he was dragged from the door to the living room, which can be seen in the video. The victim allegedly had been punched in the face before being dragged out of his wheelchair, which cant be seen in the footage. In the video, Smith is seen dragging the victim and Henderson pinning him to the floor as Smith decides to take the 50-inch television from the living room. Henderson is then seen taking an Xbox 360 and some games. 35 oxycontin pills were also reported stolen. After the suspects left, it took half an hour for the victim to get to his phone as he painfully crawled to it inch by inch. He was finally able to call police and Henderson was arrested on the same day during a traffic stop. He is being charged with robbery, assault, recklessly endangering another person and related offenses. He remains in jail on $50,000 bail. Police are still looking for Smith. Police believe the cousin of the victim had set this all up. Hancy Laudny Demoy Roper

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C&J 4 THE STAR AUGUST 4, 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: Zakendra Antoinette Gary Age: 17 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 7/12/12 Name: Denise Hart Age: 14 Weight: 147 lbs Last seen: 6/12/12 Name: Roseny Joseph Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 7/18/12 Name: Endeschiah Thomas Age:15 Weight: 108 lbs Last seen: 7/23/12 Name: Khiana Machelle Williams Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 7/23/12MOSTWANTED Laptop ThiefPolice are asking for assistance from the public to help us identify and locate this unknown laptop thief. The unknown suspect walked into an office building, walked around, and took 24 laptops from various locations. 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:Calvin AstonOffense:Credit Card Fraud, Utter Forged Instrument Name: Vernelma Nicole Black Offense:Retail Theft Over $300 Name: Daniel BlackOffense: Possession of Controlled Substance, Resisting Officer w/Violence Name:Allyn L. Brennan Offense: Fraud Use of Personal ID, Organized Fraud