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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.
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English
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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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Jacksonville Fla
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weekly

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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Pastor Craig Lamar Davis has the appearance of a healthy man with good family values. After all, he was once a minister at the Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was a pillar of leadership in the community as he was a pastor and admired and respected as such. According to authorities, his personality was not questionable until it was discovered that he was the pastor who is HIV positive. His personality soon proved and it soon became apparent, according to many, that he was not concerned if others who slept with also became HIV positive since he never, as far as it was known, went to see a physician or took medications for his illness. It was not known, even by his wife, according to sources that he was HIV positive. However, one of his sleeping partners noticed George Zimmerman, asked the court to allow him another judge and such was granted. A new judge was named Thursday in the murder case of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black youth who Zimmerman shot because he said he was afraid for his life as he (Zimmerman) watched him walk through the gated community of his fathers friend, while visiting from Miami,wearing a hoodie. Below is a recent picture of Queen Elizabeth as she drove herself last week so that she could have a private meeting with her grandsons. Trayvon lost his life because he was wearing a hoodie. Now, what can be said after the Queen is seen wearing one, since some have said that is why Zimmerman was afraid. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp"cf kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct#""ECNN ;261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted cfBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT K P U K F G Editorial/Opinion......B6 Church..........................A-2 Talk of the Town..............A-4 Area News....................A-6 Caribbean..............A-7 Prep Rap........Back Section Local.....................B-1 Columns...................B-2 Sports....................B-4 Crime&Justice.Front Section Classified & Business... 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However, as she laid asleep in her bed early Tuesday morning, a minivan left the road, and crashed into the bedroom of her home. She was rushed to the hospital but died later. The driver of the van was also taken to the hospital but was soon released. To date, Sijamhodzic has not been arrested. After some investigation, the Florida Highway Patrol found that Ismet, 51, through 1996 in Duval County, had 10 cases of traffic offenses ranging from speeding, driving a vehicle in unsafe condition, driving without proof of insurance, running a stop sign to careless driving. Neighbors said he is the owner of some mini-marts and keeps to himself. Arrangements for JaNay provided by Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home (904) 399-4150. Rcuvqt"Urtgcfkpi"JKX"Vjtqwij Hgocng"Ogodgtujkr."cpf"OcttkgfA [qw"Ecp"Xqvg"/"Uq"Tgikuvgt000 Lwfig"vq"Tgoqxg"Tguvtkevkqpu \koogtocp"Igvu"Crrtqxcn hqt"Vjktf"Pgy"Lwfig Lcockec‘u"72vj"/"C/9 Dkujqr"Fkgu cv";8 Dkujqr"Vjqocu"Dtqyp Pqvgf"Gfwecvqt Rcuugu"cv"9; Kuogv Uklcorjqf|ke Janet Rutherford Johnson, educator and long time resident of Jacksonville, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 after an extended illness. The requiem mass and interment were performed at St. Josephs Catholic Church on August 25. Mrs. Johnson, widow of civil rights attorney and first African-American president of the Jacksonville City Council, Earl M. Johnson, Sr., was a native of Columbus, Georgia. She was the oldest of five children born to Theodore R. T.R.Ž Rutherford, Sr. and Maurice Walton Rutherford. Queen Elizabeth II wearing a hoodie. Kucce"Pqv"Jctf"qp"Hnqtkfc. Ncujgf"Nqwkukcpc1Okuukuukrrk Rtgukfgpv"Hkpcnk|gu Jkuvqtke"7607"ori"Hwgn Ghhkekgpe{"Uvcpfctf. Icu"fqyp"vq"&3"c"icnnqp Uvqr"qp"Tgf"qt"Igv Pqvkhkgf"Ykvj"c"Rkevwtg A federal judge said Wednesday that he would permanently remove harsh restrictions on third-party voter registration groups that have handicapped registration efforts in Florida this year. A federal appeals court has dismissed the case (the state of Florida has agreed to dismiss their appeal). The suit was originally filed back in December by the League of Women Voters of Florida, Rock the Vote, and the Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. The Justice Department opposed the restriction in a separate lawsuit. This order is a decisive victory for Florida voters,Ž said Lee Rowland, counsel for the Brennan Centers Democracy Program. Floridas anti-voter law created impassable roadblocks for volunteers, who have been utilizing our democratic process for over 72 years. ID laws and shorter early voting days are also still under fire for Florida. The Obama Administration finalized groundbreaking standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. This reduction of gas will improve fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, saving consumers more than $1.7 trillion at the gas pump and reduce U.S. oil consumption by 12 billion barrels. Cdqtvkqp"Dcp"Crrtqxgf"cv IQR"Eqpxgpvkqp"kp"Vcorc=" Uvtkr"Enwdu"Jcf"Nquugu" The Jacksonville City Council passed a bill authorizing the Sheriff's Office to use cameras to spot red-light runners and issue tickets. The Sheriffs Office is expected to begin installing the cameras immediately in their effort to protect the citizens as well as earn money to keep and hire staff members. One part of the GOP Platform during the convention was to ban approval with a very tough worded document, abortions. As stated by one Republican, women who are raped really will not need abortions. Well, a 17-year-old student gave birth in a school toilet on Wednesday. The pregnancy was reportedly the result of a sexual assault by a homeless man. Many hails were given to women during the convention, do you believe them?Senior Bishop, Bishop Thomas Brown, the presiding prelate of the Church of Christ Written In Heaven, Inc. transitioned to eternal rest on Wednesday, August 22. Bishop Brown was elected leader of the denomination in 1992. Known for his meek and gentle spirit and his immeasurable wisdom, Bishop Brown preached the indoctrinated truth with conviction and compassion. Bishop Brown moved to Jacksonville in 1965 to pastor Blakely Memorial Church of Christ Written In Heaven. Bishop Thomas Brown leaves a legacy that will not be forgotten. Lcpgv"Lqjpuqp Pqvgf-Continued-A-3 RcuvqtContinued on A-3 LcPc{"Lcemuqp."39 The Queen has proven again that she is one cool lady. While her grandson Prince Harry is dominating frontpages with his naked shenanigans, the 86-year-old has surprised onlookers with a different sort of attire. Last weekend the Queen was photographed behind the wheel of a massive Range Rover, wearing a royal hoodie following a grouse shooting session at Balmoral. Isaac lashed Louisiana on Katrinas anniversary and only held the convention back one day. As you can see in the above picture, the storm was scary as many remembered that there was 1,800 deaths from Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. This time, there were few problems with control and looting as there was a dusk-to-dawn curfew. Why, because no one can forget Katrina.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ABELL Norman Burt, 86, died August 25, 2012. ALLBRITTON, Clifton Winton, 86, died August 21, 2012. ALLEN Benjamin Wren, 65, died August 23, 2012. BELL, Robert W. Bob, 81, died August 23, 2012. BLEVINS Brent Lee, 25, died August 26, 2012. BRAENDLE, Richard O., died August 23, 2012. BRAY, Infant Breanna Arlene, 3mos, died August 18, 2012. BROGDON, Ellen, 70, died August 26, 2012. BRYANT, William R., 91, died August 25, 2012. BURCH Maureen L., 63, died August 24, 2012. BUSH, Oscar, died August 22, 2012. CHASE Kelly, died August 22, 2012. CINCOTTA John J., 86, died August 20, 2012. CLEMENT Henry, 49, died August 25, 2012. CLIFTON Kathryn Juanita, 82, died August 25, 2012. COLON Victor Muniz, died August 26, 2012. CORNELIUS, Sandra L., died August 23, 2012. DAVIS Claretha, 58, died August 21, 2012. DAVIS, James Quincey, died August 21, 2012. DAVIS Joe Michael, Sr., 63, died August 27, 2012. DEVOE Andrew, Jr., died August 26, 2012. DONALDSON Willie Ruth, 81, died August 20, 2012. DOUGLAS, Drefus (Doug) T., 79, died August 24, 2012. ESPINSOSA, Eliana, died August 21, 2012. FIELDS Robert L., 73, died August 23, 2012. FORGETTE Mary Shirley, 78, died August 25, 2012. FOUNTAIN Bessie O., 79, died August 26, 2012. FREEMAN Charles F. Bubba, 80, died August 21, 2012. FRYER, George, Jr., 70, died August 21, 2012. GLOVER Angus, Jr., 46, died August 22, 2012. GRIFFIN Sylvia, died August 24, 2012. GROVES Sara Sally, 60, died August 24, 2012. HARBIN James Anthony Tony, died August 25, 2012. HUGHEY, Danijela, 27, died August 25, 2012. JENKINS Linda Gail, 53, died August 23, 2012. JOHNSON Janet Rutherford, died August 22, 2012. JOHNSON, Oliver L., died August 26, 2012. JOHNSON -Thomas, Debra Ann, died August 21, 2012. KILGORE Dewey Alton, 88, died August 22, 2012. KING Gussie, died August 18, 2012. LOVE Rosa Hunter, 70, died August 23, 2012. MARTON Carolyn E., 89, died August 26, 2012. McCALL Barbara Ann Thomas, 53, died August 22, 2012. McCRAW Tracy, died August 19, 2012. McTEAR Alleane Baldwin, 92, died August 23, 2012. MUNGIN Vera, 69, died August 23, 2012. MYERS Silvia Ennulat, 54, died August 17, 2012. NGUYEN, Trung, died August 27, 2012. ORTERA Maria, died August 26, 2012. RENTZ Barbara Louise,74, died August 23, 2012. ROWE Florrie, died August 20, 2012. SHELL Foster Duane, 76, died August 23, 2012. SMITH Monica Lynn Simmons, died August 23, 2012. STERLING, Kenneth W., Sr., 82, died August 22, 2012. STEWART, Paula Rowe, died August 28, 2012. TAYLOR Richard, Sr., died August 23, 2012. THOMPSON, Ralphael Dominque, died August 22, 2012. TOWNSEND, Milton A., died August 24, 2012. TULLY Katharine Hall, 44, died August 25, 2012. VINCENT Maurice Wayne, 68, died August 22, 2012. WHITE, Exerlene, died August 26, 2012. WILLIAMS Al Herbert, 83, died August 25, 2012. WYNN, Theodore, died August 21, 2012. WYNNE, Rachel Touchton, 91, died August 27, 2012. YOUNG Johnny Ray, died August 16, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BRYANT Bailey, 81, died August 27, 2012. MARR Carolyn, 65, died August 26, 2012. SYLVIA Kitty, 80, died August 25, 2012. WILLIAMS Earl, 71, died August 28, 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 SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž Please join us at GREATER NEW HOPE AME CHURCH Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m., as Funeral Directors, from the surrounding area are in Praise & Worship. You dont want to miss this POWERFUL service as we Celebrate our 134th Church Anniversary celebrating  A Blast from Our Past Serving The Lord. Ž Join us wearing the attire from the 70s. The colors are Purple, Gold & Black. For additional info, contact 904356-2121 or Email: newhope7057@att.net We, the members of NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH Loyalty Day Committee cordially invite you to come share with us our Annual Loyalty Day Celebration Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. To God be the glory for the things he has done at the Fountain where we are alive on the Eastside. Located at 737 Jessie Street, Jacksonville. For more information, call 904-35403021 or 904-358-2258. QUEEN ESTHER CHURCH OF GOD will be celebrating the Churchs 82nd Anniversary and Pastors 24th Anniversary service on Thursday, Sept 13th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Morning service on Sept. 16th, at 11:15 a.m. Guest speaker Thursday night Elder Oliver Roberson Pastor, Christ Temple COGIU, praise and devotion Truth and Spirit Ministries, Dr. Lynwood Moore Pastor, True Holiness Church will be singing songs of Zion, Elder Evelyn Moseley Pastor. Guest speaker Sept. 16th will be Rev. Steve Wilson. We welcome you to come and fellowship with us as we have a well round service planned. Ben Hoover Sanctuary Choir under the direction of Bro. Mark Rogers will be rendering A & B selections. Our church is located 1747 McQuade St, Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Elder Ben Hoover, Pastor NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST which meets at 4736 Avenue B, Jacksonville, Florida, where Charlie McClendon is the Senior Minster, invites you to attend their Annual Harvesters Gospel/Revival Meeting September 9-12, 2012 The guest speaker will be Brother Elisha Taylor, Minister of Westside Church of Christ in Daytona Beach, FL. The theme will be:  Reaching In and Reaching Out .Ž The Acappella Mass Chorus of Northside Church of Christ, will kick-off this glorious event with a FREE spirit-filled gospel concert on Saturday evening, September 8th at 7:00 p.m Sunday, September 9th, which is also  Bring Your Neighbor Day ,Ž will begin with Bible School at 9:15 a.m. followed by Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Dinner at 1:00 p.m., Ministers Ordination Service at 2:45 p.m. and Evening Worship at 6:00 p.m. Special group singing will precede the week night services, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. each evening. The Nursery is open for all services, and FREE local van transportation is available by calling: 904-765-9830. 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 Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing. Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 Pqvgf"continued from A-1 Lqkp"Vjg"Lcemuqpxknng"Ejcrvgt"qh"vjg"U0E0N0E0 hqt"vjg"Kpcwiwtcvkqp"egngdtcvkqp"qh vjg"Tgxgtgpf"T0"N0"Iwpf{ cu"Rtgukfgpv"qh" Vjg"Uvcvg"qh"Hnqtkfc"Ejcrvgt"qh"vjg"U0E0N0E0 Ucvwtfc{."Ugrvgodgt":."4234"kp Lcemuqpxknng"cv"Ov0"Ukpck"Dcrvkuv"Ejwtej 4258"Uknxgt"Uvtggv."54428 As a young child she was an avid reader, who often snuck books to read after bedtime. By the age of 15, Janet was enrolled at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated at the age of 19 with the Bachelors Degree in Education. Janet Johnson fervently believed that the road to success in life was through hard work, dedication, and education. In 1977 she founded the Upward Bound Program at Jacksonville University. The program, which still exists today, provides opportunities for high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. In 1984, she received the prestigious Eve Award in recognition of her outstanding career in education. Janet was a long time member of the parish of St. Josephs Catholic Church, where she served as Eucharistic Minister and was a devoted member of the Catholic Cursillo Movement. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to the Janet R. Johnson Scholarship Fund at Jacksonville University. Contact Jan Bender in the Office of Institutional Advancement at (904) 256-7195. Rcuvqt"/" Continued from A-1 that she was having difficulties. She then consulted medical advice and soon learn that she was HIV positive. Her investigation led her to find that there were other women that had established a relationship with this pastor. Some of them too were suffering with HIV. With this discovery, Ronita filed for the arrest of someone who was found to be having unprotected sex in Clayton County, Georgia while knowing that he is HIV-positive. After this, Ronita found that there was another female in the church leadership that stepped forward with her confession about interacting with Davis. This particular woman said that she had been celibate for 15 years before meeting and having a relationship with Pastor Davis. Pastor Craig Lamar Davis was arrested for reckless conduct after police found he was sleeping with many other women.

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PAGE A-4THE STARSEPTEMBER 1, 2012 JAZZ IS IN THE AIR You dont want to miss Von Barlows Jazz Journey (VBJJ), presenting dynamic, straight ahead jazz and featuring Von Barlow on drums, Scott Giddens on piano/vocals, and Farris Nix on bass, in concert on September 6, 2012 from 8 p.m. 10 p.m. at European Street Caf, 1704 San Marco Boulevard, (904) 398-9500. VBJJ is the perfect background to great dining at the Brick Restaurant, 3585 St. Johns Avenue, September 21 and 22, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. For real jazz enthusiasts, you can enjoy Third Bass featuring Eric Rheme on sax, Lawrence Buckner on bass (my favorite bass man), and Von Barlow on drums, every Sunday from 9:30 p.m. … 12:30 a.m. at the Casbah Caf, 3628 St. Johns Avenue, (904) 981-9966. Celebrating One Year of TALK OF THE TOWN! Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town!by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Ekaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow)!

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Around The Area Around The Area PTHE STAR First Comedy FestFeaturing Barbara, Double D and Tight MikeSandy Neal Freelance PhotoJournalist In honor of Mrs. Dana Lewis and Comedian Tight Mikes Birthday Focused on Comedy presented Comedians Ronnie Jordan (BET & HBO), Double D (BET, HBO), Tight Mike (BET, HBO) and New Face Showcase Comedian Shay Clemons with Comedian Barbara Carlyle as host of The Summer Comedy Fest at Skyline Sports Bar. DJ Pack was spinning the hits as the comedians came to the stage and for the after-party that immediately followed. Skyline Sports Bar was filled with patrons that came to get their laugh on and the comedians gave them that and much more. For the August birthday folks in the house that also included Marvin McCoy and April Adams, B. Devine serenaded them with her rendition of Happy Birthday (debut CD SoulBareHer, available on ITunes) which they also had Make It Happen Bail Bonds, Cherish Couture and Jerome Brown Bar-B-Que as sponsors in the house. As patrons snacked on chicken wings, oysters, shrimp and grits and lets not forget the famous Tina Fey Shrimp, named after the popular comic of Saturday Night Live (SNL),etc they were laughing until they cried as each of the comedians came to the stage and delivered their jokes in a way that only they can. This event was hosted by Focusedoncomedy.com (Mrs. Dana) along with Skyline Sports Bar for September Barbara Carlyle will be back and for 1st Comedy Sunday in October Focused on Comedy will feature Comedian JJ Williamson (BET, HBO and he has traveled the world and opened for Comedian Cedric The Entertainer) You Dont Want to Miss This!!!!!!! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door or call 404-624-6995 for tickets. Looking forward to seeing you there. Sandy Neal Freelance Photojournalist Photo Credit: Real or Nothin (Antonio Gadsden) The Eureka Gardens Center (Deborah Poczatek) hosted The Educate Yourself Back to School Drive on Saturday August 18, 2012. The event brought out two-hundred kids and parents from the area. The purpose of the event was to inspire kids to get educated and to give back and strengthen the community in which they live in. The Normac Group, Burn and Print CD Duplication, Phenomenal Me Magazine, Terrence Tyson.com, Jaxforkids.com, Make It Happen Bail Bonds, #1 Flyer, Skyline Sports Bar, Huxtable Education Solutions and Real or Nothin sponsored the event. The Inspiration for the event is a song called, Educate Yourself performed by twelve-year old Kyshae, whom also has a hit single out called Bump It Up (available on ITunes). Channel 4 Morning News was the first to introduce Kyshae (a Jacksonville native) to the public by announcing her management deal with DCMG, whom said she was overwhelmed by the turn-out and all the excitement from her peers as she signed autographs and performed her hit single for the crowd. Kyshaes mother, single parent LaQuita Hall is proud of her daughter that attends Stillwell Middle School with a GPA of 3.3, but says she strives for a 4.0 by the end of the school year. Kyshae has three siblings, one sister and two brothers. Kyshae is determined to be the Face of Education around the World. The Educate Yourself Back to School Drive gave away Educate Yourself monogrammed book bags that contained Educate Yourself monogrammed pencils and bookmarks with glue sticks and a signed CD, of course. Kyshae has a Television Commercial Campaign Educate Yourself which starts on Monday and will run for two weeks on BET, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, VH1 and MTV it will be powered by #1 Flyer.com and hosted by Comcast throughout Jacksonville. Kyshae will be headlining the 2013 New Years Eve Party at the Jacksonville Zoo. This event will be powered by Jaxforkids.com To follow the very talented Kyshae please go to Ronthemag.com and Iamkyshae.com. Eureka Gardens, Kyshae

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S 2012 THESTAR ATLANTAJAMAICANASSOCIATIONCELEBRATE NATIONS 50th ANNIVERSARYINGRANDSTYLE PAGEA-7 By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor ATLANTA, GEORGIA: The Georgia Star was live in Atlanta when the Atlanta Jamaican Association commemorated 50 years as an independent nation. Joining members of the diaspora who live and work in the Atlanta area was His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, who delighted attendees in a heart to heart patois laced introduction before getting to the core of his keynote address. The grand gala Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards was produced by AJA Inc, in collaboration with the AJA Cultural and Educational Fund, Inc. The ballroom was filled with 800 guests who took pride in recognizing the achievements of the first English-speaking Caribbean nation to break away from British rule back in 1962. Dignataries and guests from other Caribbean associations also joined in to congratulate Jamaica, who they said made sure the world knew who they were during the recent gold rush athletes swept at the London 2012 Olympic Games. President of the Association Errol Ritchie informed us that two area students of Jamaican heritage will be awarded scholarships to pursue their studies. He also noted that Jamaicans doing outstanding things in their adopted community, here in Georgia were also highlighted for their acheivements. Jamaica Honorary Consul to Atlanta, Vin Martin, Esq added that Jamaicans in the area have done their home nation proud in their respective endeavors. Iam proud to see all that they are doing in the State of Georgia,said the Ambassador. Ihavent seen some of the faces Ive met tonight since Iwas a child. To see such strong evidence that we are united as one even abroad is something Iwill take pleasure in sharing with my collegaues when Ireturn. Deaths, Evacuations And Severe Flooding Left By Tropical Storm Isaac By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star A10 year-old girl crushed after a house wall fell on her was one of the estimated 30 fatalities caused of when Hurricane Isaac passed over the island of Hispanola shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. While still a tropical storm when passing the region, Isaac packed a punch with severe flooding in several islands, resulting in thousands of people being evacuated. The weather system continued on its wet and wild path to the Florida gulf coast, passing over where Hurricane Katrina made history as one of Americas most costliest and deadliest weather phenomenoms. This was the projected path of Isaac received last week, according to the National Hurricane Center His Exellency Professor Stephen Vasciannie, Jamaican Ambassador to the United States (left) joined the Atlanta Jamaican Association to commemorate their nations 50th year of independence. Jamaica was the first independent English-speaking Caribbean nation. Photos:Xpressive Foto)

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PAGE A-8THE STAR SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 Jacksonville New Jim Crow 5 Mile Walk Friday, August 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm ending at 7:00 pm Starting at the Heming Plaza, walking to Jacksonville Prison and through the community ending at the Metropolitan Park Flyers will be given to community bystanders. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sneakers ; bring your banners, family and children The Cradle to the Prison Pipeline has targeted our African and Latino descendants, black and brown males, defenseless to the Ne w Jim Crow. We have watched the deliberate indifference turn in intentional disregard of the legal system when these racial dispariti es continue to ignore the ample documentation of (DMC) Disproportionate Minority Contact. It starts with unjust practices in scho ol detention, expulsion, suspension, juvenile detentions, prison, jail, institutionalization, and ends in murder and the death pen alty. In Jacksonville we walk for Trayvon Martin, Christian Hernandez, Travis Swanson, Gordon Agenor, Eric Oliver and many others. We will come on this day to walk, march, sing, scream and pr ay for the millions of voices silenced -these endangered species. They are our sons, fathers, brothers, husbands and friends. We ar e the mother's cry to this inju stice, this inhumane condition. There are more African American under correctional control tod ay – in prison or jail, on probation or parole – than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began!” Michelle Alexander With Justice Peace Movement, New Jim Crow Movement, The Gathering for Justice, Jacksonville ACLU, Northeast Florida Accountability Forum Corporation (NO-FLAC), Occupy the Hood, SCLC, Hurting Families and Children, Forgotten Majority, Inc., Middle Passage Project, Jacksonville Youth Works, Inc., Nation of Islam, Rising Stars of Tomorrow, Project South, Southern Movement Alliance, Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI) & many other organizations For Further Information Please call Aleta Alston-Tou re’ at the New Jim Crow Movement at (904) 631-1674 or email withjusticepeace@gmail.com www.withjustic epeace.weebly.com VJG"HCEVU"/"K‘o"lwuv"uc{kp‘ Yjcv"Tgrwdnkecp"Xkeg"Rtgukfgpv"Pqokpgg." Rcwn"T{cp.""Fqgu"Pqv"Ycpv"[qw"vq"Mpqy"

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 Pictured seated from left are: Nat Glover, committee member; Joyce Danford, Executive Director, MLK Jr. Bimini, Bahamas Plaque Project; Prime Minister Christie; and US Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Co-chair, MLK Jr. Bimini, Bahamas Plaque Project. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Jacksonvilles MLK Bimini Plaque Project Committee & Congresswoman Corrine Brown Meet With Bahamas Prime Minister To Announce Monument On Island Dr. King Wrote Speehes By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star The island of Bimini, located just 60 miles to the east of Miami has etched its place as one o the most visited islands of The Bahamas. This speck of an island with its turqouise waters was debated to be the place Ponce de Leon sought the mythological fountain of youth and where mysterious stones sitting parallel in the surround waters have been investigated by many scientists who claim it was once a road connecting to the lost city of Atlantis. Perhaps the greatest legends and lores are the ones that can be proven. The few now elderly witnesses who remember, are a part of the local attractions telling oral tales of when Ernest Hemingway wrote portions of his books, when JFKwent game fishing, and as a citizens of a predominately black nation, when they shook the hand of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his visits to the island. It was here that Dr. King wrote portions of his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech and it was here that three days before his death, he wrote the speech for the Sanitation Workers in Memphis, Tennessee. And now, with a seal of approval from Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Right Honorable Perry G. Christie, it is here where a bust will be erected by sculptor Erik Blome. Mr. Ansil Saunders, who was featured earlier this year in our paper when he was honored by former US Ambassador Nicole Avant, was the Bahamian boater who took Dr. King out on his trips to tranquility in the mangroves of Bimini. It was agreed that this would be an appropriate site to commemorate Dr. King. Jacksonvilles Joyce Danford is spearheading the committiee to immotalize Dr. King with the monument. She, along with her husband and Congresswoman Corrine Brown joined the Prime Minister at the House of Assembly to deliver the oficial annoucement. I think its [Bimini] such a wonderful place,Ž she told us in an interview. Ican certainly see why Dr. King sought that as a place of peace.Ž Its important for our children to know the rich legacy that was left behind and when we learned the story of Dr. King and his connection to the island, we knew we wanted to do something to remind people and the bust was what we wanted to do,Žshe explained. BIS, the official PRteam of the Government of The Bahamas stated that at the Prime Minister was noted as saying: Dr Kings feeling was that only God could have created this spot with its pristine environment. It is critical to the building up of our country,Ž He made the statement in the House of Assembly ANCHOREDINPERSERVINGHISTORY: Former Jacksonville news anchor, Joyce Danford is leading a delegation to The Bahamas preserve the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who frequently visited the island of Bimini. The Civil Rights icon wrote several speeches including his acceptance speech for his Nobel Peace Prize there. Danford serves as the Executive Director, MLK Jr. Bimini, Bahamas Plaque Project. Committee Room on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Activities surrounding the unveiling ceremony are scheduled for October 5-7, 2012. The activities will also incorporate the launching of a scholarship award programme for deserving Bahamian students to attend Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. We are truly excited to be going back to The Bahamas in the fall, to bring all of this planning to fruition,Žbeamed Danford. The Prime Minister also mentioned the incredible journeyŽ of committee member Nathaniel Glover Jr., a man once involved in crime, who became a sheriff and now President of Edward Waters College, his alma mater.

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Musician's Mondays, 1904, onMonday, September 3, 2012, at 19 N. Ocean St. Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.434.3475 for all information. The Curious World of Patent Models, this coming Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. For any questions, contact 904.396.MOSH. "Bienvenidos": A Mayor Brown's Open House this Wednesday September 5, 2012, at City Hall at St. James, 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.CITY for additional information. SPOKEN WORD, this Thursday, September 6, 2012, Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.632.5555 for any information. Electric River at The Landing, on Friday, September 7, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For any information contact 904.353.1188. Intake for FAMU Clubs and Organizations to Resume for Fall 2012 Semester Changes Include Anti-Hazing And Community Service Workshops, New Academic Standards, Improved Recordkeeping. Contact: Sharon Saunders pamela.tolson@famu.edu, Pamela Tolson at (850) 412-5211, or pamela.tolson@famu.edu. Tropical Storm Debby survivors have two weeks remaining to register for federal disaster assistance. Applications must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 4, to be considered for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration All survivors who had storm-related damage to their home, vehicle, personal property, business or its inventory between June 23 and July 26 should register for assistance. Anyone who has not registered with FEMA for disaster aid, has questions about their application or need more information about recovery programs should call FEMA's toll-free helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Online registration is available at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through a smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2THE STAR SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 *****/Community Activities The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) has issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. Human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern that additional residents will become ill. The most recent cases involve 35 and 52 year-old males and 41 and 54 year-old females. Duval County has five confirmed cases of WNV in 2012, so far. Symptoms of West Nile virus may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and confusion. DOH continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito borne illnesses, including West Nile virus infections, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, malaria, and dengue. Residents of Florida are encouraged to report dead birds via the website http://www.MyFWC.com/bird. For more information on mosquito-borne illnesses, visit DOHs Environmental Public Health website at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/index.html or call your DCHD at 904-253-1850. Ritz Jazz Jamm: PIECES OF A DREAM, on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at the Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.632.5555. Mad Cowford Comedy Improv Show, Northstar "The Pizza Bar" this Saturday, September 1, 2012, at 119 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.860.5451 for more information. The JAX Chamber and Community First Credit Union of Florida are pleased to announce Community First Saturdays in Downtown Jacksonville, a new monthly event held along the Downtown Riverwalk directly behind the TimesUnion Center for Performing Arts. For more information, visit www.communityfirstsaturdays.com or call Tony Allegretti at (904) 366-6695. Summer Movie Classics: "ON THE TOWN" (1949), on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.355.2787 for additional information. By: Y. Knuckle The GOP Agenda As the election draws closer, we are faced with the reality that a lot of the benefits that we now enjoy are at the risk of becoming a faded memory. This is very troubling. I watched the news recently as Mitt Romney was nominated to represent the Republican party, and heard some of the changes that they had in store for the citizens if he is chosen to lead this great country. The first that came to mind is the abortion issue Their party believes that the fertilized egg has the right to life which cannot be violated. They also insist that no public funds will be used to perform abortions. Neither will they fund or support healthcare that has abortion coverage. Another concern was health care which was recently introduced by a Democratic president. If a Republican is chosen to lead this country then that president would use his power to stop the health care act from going forward. Instead, they would introduce their own plan which will be open to other public agencies for competition. The Republicans continues their stance with education They want the citizens to choose the way a child should be taught. Whether it is singlesex classes, home school, year round school, and have teachers teach abstinence education instead of sex education. Medicare and Medicaid was on the list as well. These services for low income individuals would be changed into a block grant program, which would allow the states to decide the best program for a person. Also the Republicans are thinking of changing the age requirement for people who receive this service to an older age, as consumers now live longer years. And then came marriage .. The Republican party wants the federal government and state to ignore same sex marriage. Their party believe that a marriage should only be between a man and a woman and thats the only one that should be acknowledged.. Immigration is another hot topic for the GOP. The party opposes any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants, whether the immigrants have commited a crime or not. They want federal funding to be denied to any university that accept these foreigners. These are but a few of the changes that the Republican party has in store for American citizens. As we view these changes that are in store for us lets not ignore what their nominated vice president, Paul Ryan is proposing quietly. Paul Ryan would cut $2.4 trillion from Medicaid and other health care programs for people with low or moderate incomes, based on analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Ryan has intends to raise the age of Medicare eligibility from 65 to 67. If the Affordable Care act is repealed, something Romney has pledged, that means many 65 and 66 year olds would be left insured. This is based in the CBPP Reports. Under the Ryans plan, senior citizens would have to pay as much as 68% of their health care coverage, up from 25% today CBS News Report. Once again, Ryans plan is to cut the food stamp program. He wants to cut $134 billion to SNAP. Again this is based on analysis by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. These are some of the cuts that Romney and Ryan plans on implementing if the Republican are elected. Its imperative that we educate and prepare ourselves on the trickery that is in store for us and the ways to counteract it. Remember, THIS IS NO TIME TO JEST, WEVE GOT TO KEEP MOVING...MOVE FORWARD. This is no time to Jest weve got to keep moving...move forward! Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Prepare Your Home to Withstand Any Weather (StatePoint) The weather these days seems to be more volatile than ever -swinging from record-setting heat waves to deep freezes, seemingly from one day to the next. With the weather more varied and unpredictable, homeowners nationwide have learned lessons from the past year and are taking steps to ensure their houses can efficiently withstand whatever Mother Nature dishes out. Its all about keeping homes sealed tightly, so water and wind cant leak in and tempered air doesnt leak out -causing heating and cooling bills to rise. Beware of Foundation Cracks Water is the enemy of your homes foundation. A change in moisture content of the soil around your home allows water to put pressure on the foundation, causing cracks and leaks. Dry weather can cause the soil to shrink, while wet periods can cause it to soften. Poor drainage from your roof or improper ground slope around your home can funnel water against the foundation. Make sure gutters are clean and that downspouts extend away from your home. Check that the soil, grass or pavement properly slopes away from your foundation. Insulate Effectively Upgrading a homes insulation is an effective, easy way to increase energy efficiency while decreasing heating costs. The attic is a great start, but to achieve maximum efficiencies, dont overlook areas such as basements and rim joists. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates homeowners could save an average of at least $250 yearly in heating costs by insulating basement walls. And by insulating crawl spaces and rim joists, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates homeowners can save up to 20 percent on energy bills. Opting for stone wool insulation, which is made from a combination of natural basalt rock and recycled slag, may provide greater benefits than traditional fiberglass insulation. One such thermal insulation is Roxul ComfortBatt, a fire resistant, water repellant and sound absorbent insulation that is well-suited for use in exterior walls, attics, crawlspaces and basements. It also has a unique fiber composition and density that provides for an optimal fit between studs, joists, around ductwork, electrical boxes and plumbing. As another consideration for insulating, Roxul also offers SafenSound, another stone wool insulation product well-suited for soundproofing interior walls and ceilings between rooms. Its unique stone wool composition reduces sound transmissions by trapping sound waves and vibrations. Before undertaking a home insulation project, do-it-yourselfers can visit www.diywithroxul.com, to view free how-toŽ videos detailing different insulation projects. Inspect Your Roof Nothing can ruin a home faster than a leaky roof. Once yearly, check for signs of damage, such as sagging, aging, cracking, curling, tears or missing shingles. Pay particular attention to areas obscured by shade or vegetation. Replace shingles that are lifting up or that have rot or heavy moss. Also inspect gutters, vents, overhangs and flashing. Repairs should be made as soon as you see a small problem, before it becomes a larger one. Dont attempt to climb a roof that is steeply sloped. Instead, turn to a professional roofer or home inspector.

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 THESTAR THE MERGE SUMMIT: FROM BRUNSWICK TO THE BIG TIME Led by Merge Partners Pastor Mark and Lady Lora Baker of Greater Works Ministries a delegation from Brunswick, GA, met in Los Angeles CA to attend the Merge Summit 2012. Organizers describe the event as a complete weekend of inspiration, education, entertainment and opportunityŽ, held from August 23-25, 2012. The summit featured over 20 Interactive Panel Discussions, Powerful Master Classes and Engaging Breakout Sessions, all taught by more than 60 of the industrys top entertainers and executives. Celebrating its fourth year, the THE MERGE SUMMIT was created to educate, empower and inspire creative men and women of faith, by providing a platform to network, partner, and learn from leading entertainers and industry executives. The vision is to create a community where the sacred and the secular are integrated to impact the marketplace with messages of inspiration that uplift communities. Saahir Wins Top Swimming Award By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Missy Franklin may have a team mate from Brunswick in the 2020 Olympics now that Ameenah Saahir has added a new award to her collection of medals. The fourth grader who began swimming at the local YMCA with the Water Dawgs last year has been winning medals up and down the coast and now, she is the recepient of the Most Competitive Swimmer Award. We are so proud of her,Žsaid her mother Jahan. We just got her younger brother involved in swimming as well so hopefully hell enjoy it as much as she does. But its wonderful that she went out there and gave it her best and got rewarded as a result.Ž Ameenah is pictured with her mom, Jahaan (left) and recieving her award bottom. Water Dawgs also picured. Robi Reed, Denzel Washington, Holly Carter & Upscale Magazine Publisher/Merge Partner Bernard Bronner at The Merge Summit 2012 „ at The Merge Summit. DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good at The Merge Summit Awards 2012 The Soul Man family (Stan Lathan, DeVon Shepherd, Rose Catherine Pinkney, Eric Rhone, Niecy Nash and TV Land President Larry Jones) with moderator Juliana Bolden Pastor Mark Baker of Greater Works Ministries on stage with Pastors Jeff Lewis of New Antioch COGIC and Pastor Wayne A. Chaney Jr of Antioch of Long Beach Merge Partners Pastor Mark and Lady Lora Baker of Greater Works Ministries in Brunswick, GA, on the red carpet of OPENING NIGHT at The Merge Summit

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-4 The Jacksonville Jaguars waived eight players last Saturday reducing the teams roster to 82. NFL teams had to reduce their rosters to 75 players by 4 p.m. on Monday, August 27. Final cuts to the 53-player limit was made on Friday, August 31. Waived on Saturday were seventh-year cornerback Ashton Youboty, two second-year players in wide receiver Chastin West and quarterback Nathan Enderle, three first-year players in linebacker Nate Bussey, running back DuJuan Harris and cornerback Mike Holmes, and two rookies in offensive tackle Dan Hoch and linebacker Donovan Richard. Monday, four players were placed on injured reserve in center John Estes (knee), guard Drew Nowak (foot), guard/center Jason Spitz (ankle) and tight end Matt Veldman (knee). Fullback Brock Bolen (knee) was waived/injured and will revert to injured reserve if he clears waivers. In addition, defensive end John Chick (knee) and linebacker Clint Session (concussion) were moved from the active physically unable to perform (PUP) list to the reserve PUP list and dont count against the 75 active players. Photos are higlights of the Saints preseason game where the Jaguars went 2-0 after a 27-24 victory touchdown with only 0:13 left in regulation. EWC Opens Season With 66-34 Victory Over Point University By Mike Bonts Special to The Florida Star Quarterback Brandon Turman scored twice and running back Phillip Teamer scored three times as Edward Waters College rolled up 515 yards of total offense to rout Point University 66-34 at Raines High School in the football season opener for both schools Saturday. The Tigers rushed for 357 yards and passed for 158 in producing seven TDs on the ground and two by air. EWC's Leo Barrington caught a TD pass, Ralph Shuler and Kevin Desmore each ran for a score. The Skyhawks battled close in the first half, finding success on the ground and in the air. QB Jordan Miller was key, throwing two touchdown passes and running for one in the first half. The Tigers had their own offensive juggernaut in Teamer, who rushed for 158 yards on 11 carries. Going into halftime, Edward Waters led 31-28. The Tigers offense dominated the second half, outscoring the Skyhawks 356. Edward Waters scored on three rushing drives before Point University's William Eichmann caught a 63-yard touchdown pass, the Skyhawks only score of the second half. On special teams the Tigers' Tony Goodman returned a kickoff of 56 yards. Jerry Martin added a 29-yard field goal for the hosts. EWC defensive highlights included Ja'Tavius McCardell's interception return. Bernard Dawson recorded five solo tackles. Javr Nicholson, Donovan Carter and Goodman each had four solo tackles as the EWC defense held the visitors to 85 yards on the ground and 277 in the air. In the first half, Point couldn't contain Teamer. His best longest score was a 78-yard run. Turman finished with 104 rushing yards. He was 11-of-15 passing for 158 yards. Anthon Wallace had three catches for 65 yards and ran for a score. EWC travels to Jackson, Tenn., next Saturday to play Lane in the Golden Dragons' season opener. Who Will Be The Last Jaguars Standing? Cuts Continue Join us at www.facebook.com/thefloridastarwhere we provide updates and news as it occurs. You can have a chance to be our Friend of The Day

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Jacksonville, FL. -Travis Swanson is a juvenile of color involved in a court case where his grandmother, Ms. Shirley Reed, the prime witness is excluded as a testimony. African Americans are more likely than their white counterparts to be arrested, referred to juvenile court rather than to diversion programs, charged, waived to adult court, detained pre-trial and locked up at disposition. There is ample documentation of this Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) and a substantial body of knowledge about ways to reduce and even eliminate DMC. The New Jim Crow, challenges the civil rights community„and all of us„to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America. There had never been any independent proof that Travis had committed or was about to commit a crime. No one connected Travis to the crime and the victim did not identify him as the perpetrator. Travis was taken to trial on 02/16/09; the Jury convicted him on 02/17/11. Judge Elizabeth Senterfitt sentenced Travis on 04/1/11 to 22 years in Florida State Prison. His defense team did not put on a defense for him, even though they had an alibi witness but the alibi witness was never called to the stand to give testimony. Defense used the arresting detectives as defense witnesses and the State of Florida used the same detectives as witnesses against him. The Assistant State Attorney was allowed to give repeated statements that the mother knew that JSO had control of her son and had removed him from Terry Parker High School where he was in attendance on 09/11/09 and in the 11th grade at the time. Ms. Sonya Holton was contacted about the arrest of her son after they had illegally extracted a coerced confession out of him. This time was notated on the arrest and booking report as 10:30 a.m. This was almost three hours after they had made initial contact with Travis at the school where they confronted SRO Graham and had him take Travis out of his classroom and transport him downtown to (PMB) Police Memorial Building. Pastor Gundy President of the Jacksonville Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) takes the lead to ask the question Is this intentional disregard of the law.Ž The New Jim Crow Movement and other community organizations want to know. We are with the family in court today at 1:00 pm to be an eye and an ear to Justice. You are encouraged to interview Mrs. Shirley Reed at the courtroom either before or after the trial concerning this case. She can be texted or called at 396-4337. For further information contact the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at (904) 5635595 or email Pastor Gundy at sinaipastor@gmail.co, for more information. The Florida Star was asked by some Jacksonville citizens to allow some views to be presented weekly. We have agreed to do so with the understanding that the articles written would not promote violence or hate. Let it be known that the views and opinion s expressed are not those of The Florida Star owner or staff. The articles are being accepted because some writers and readers fe el their feelings and fears are not being heard. Toston-La FransFuneral ServicesFor a great number of years La Frans Funeral Services has been an important part of Jacksonville, Florida. Our Funeral Services has committed itself to providing outstanding services to the community. Traditional service or a completely individualized ceremony, our goal is to help families create a meaningful, personalized service...based upon each familys desires. ~*~We are always here to help 24 hrs a Day / 7 days a week.. 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SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 Search Committee for Director of Marching and Pep Bands Schedules First Organizational MeetingTALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ Florida A&M Universitys (FAMU) search committee for director of marching and pep bands is scheduled to hold its first organizational meeting on September 6 at 4 p.m. in the Foote-Hilyer Administration Building, Room 301. The committee, which has a goal of completing its work by the end of the fall semester, is chaired by Rodner Wright, interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. I am looking forward to meeting with members of this committee to map our plan to find the best person to serve in this position,Ž said Wright. We view our task as critical in the universitys effort to continue the traditions that made the marching band world famous and a major contributor to music education.Ž The committee also includes several high profile FAMU alumni including Bishop A.J. Richardson, who serves as the newly appointed Bishop for the 11th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Bernard Kinsey, a Los Angeles philanthropist and entrepreneur with a passion for African-American history and art of the 19th and 20h centuries. Richardson, a former drum major, and Kinsey were members of the band in the 1960s. Other members of the committee include: Brandon Cunningham, a student and former band president; Delores Dean, director of the Career Center; Patricia Green-Powell, interim dean and professor in the College of Education; Robert Griffin, assistant professor in the Department of Music; Bernard Jackson, president of the FAMU Student Senate and music major; Brenda Jarmon, associate professor in the Department of Social Work; Michael Jefferson, vice president of the Student Government Association; Marcia Owens, assistant professor in the School of the Environment and Faculty Senate representative; Lindsey Sarjeant, professor in the Department of Music; Joanna Sobkowska-Parsons, associate professor in the Department of Music and Angela Adams Suggs, assistant athletics director for marketing/development. The position has been posted since June 28. The new director will report to the chairman of the FAMU Department of Music. That is a change from the previous director, who also served as department chairman. Qualifications include a degree in music and a minimum of five years experience directing bands at the collegiate level. It will be a full-time, tenure-track position and will be either an associate or full professor position, based on the persons experience and expertise. The new director will oversee all aspects of the marching and pep bands. Specific duties and responsibilities include overseeing all activities of band student organizations and ensembles; providing creative direction; recruiting students for membership; teaching the marching band courses and other courses as needed; planning and directing the summer high school band camp; fundraising; planning and executing the bands travel to athletics events and other events that have been approved by the university and functioning as the liaison between the Athletics Department, the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Music. The director will work closely with the Department of Music Compliance Officer, a newly created position. Together, they will ensure that staff and members of the marching and pep bands are made aware of and comply with the university's policies and procedures regarding anti-hazing, academic requirements, rehearsal hours and travel. Read It Forward Jax! Celebrates a Successful YearJacksonville, FL … Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) held a recognition ceremony to honor everyone who has generously donated to Read It Forward Jax!. Read It Forward Jax!, the districts reading initiative, was launched one year ago and has already had an astounding impact on our students. Superintendent Pratt-Dannals and School Board members celebrated all past and possible future contributors in this ceremony to acknowledge and honor the success of the program thus far. Since the launch last year, Read It Forward Jax! has raised more than $76,000 to be used to purchase reading tools and materials to distribute to students to ensure they have the necessary resources to perform at the highest level. The donations have come from nearly 20 organizations and 14 individuals from throughout Jacksonville and the surrounding area. We are grateful to those organizations and individuals who contributed to Read It Forward Jax! in its first year, and need to keep up the enthusiasm and excitement this coming year to continue to provide our students with the highest quality education,Ž said Superintendent Pratt-Dannals. We ask for continued support from our business and community partners in our mission to improve the literacy skills of all students, whether it is a donation of money, resources or time, every little bit counts.Ž With these donations we have been able to purchase a total of 130 classroom libraries and 27,000 books to distribute to 16 schools throughout the district. In addition to the materials purchased, DCPS also held a great launch event at Matthew Gilbert Middle School and first day of school celebration at Pinedale Elementary; two extremely successful events with Chick-fil-A promoting community conversations and family reading; multiple school events that highlighted Read It Forward Jax!; produced various public service announcements for television and radio to engage the community in reading; provided backpacks and tools to students in need; and developed two parent brochures with tips and resources for parents to use at home to help improve literacy skills. DCPS also trained more than 260 reading volunteers to work with the students on key reading strategies that will enhance their reading comprehension skills. An additional 200 TVtextbooks were purchased for fall distributions. With an increased focus on reading, including this initiative, the district has seen an increase in reading gains by six percentage points. DCPS plans for Read It Forward Jax! to have another successful year of building partnerships and relationships with the community. Prep Rapyouth section

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 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 non-profit environmental education program, has great tips for family activities on its website to get you started. Visit www.plt.org/outdoors for ideas. The Florida Star Newspaper would like to hear your story. Please Email us at:Info@thefloridastar.com or find us on facebook

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2012PREP RAP PR 3 Facts About Florida The city of Hypoluxo's name comes from the Seminole expression water all 'round -no get out. Islamorada is billed as the Sports fishing Capital of the World. Key Largo is known as the Dive Capital of the World. Marathon is home to Crane Point Hammock, a 63.5 acre land tract that is one of the most important historical and archaeological sites in the Keys. The area contains evidence of pre-Colombian and prehistoric Bahamian artifacts, and once was the site of an entire Indian village. Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West was built between 1845 and 1866. Controlled by the Union during the Civil War, the fort was the home base for a successful blockade of Confederate ships that some historians say shortened the conflict by a full year. The fort also was active during the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. The first graded road built in Florida was Old Kings Road in 1763. It was named for King George of England. During the 1991 Gulf War the busiest military port in the country was Jacksonville. From this location the military moved more supplies and people than any other port in the country. When first completed in 1989 the Dame Point Bridge became the longest cable-stayed span in the United States, the longest concrete span of its type in the Western Hemisphere, and the third longest cable-stayed bridge in the world. The longest river sailboat race in the world is the Annual Mug Race. The event runs 42 miles from Palatka to Jacksonville along the St. Johns River. The Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates the largest battle fought in Florida during the American Civil War. Venice is known as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. Collecting prehistoric sharks teeth has been a favorite pastime of visitors and residents of the Venice area for years The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Coral Gables, is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the preservation, diffusion, and promotion of Hispanic and Latin American Art. The Pinellas Trail, a 47 mile hiking/biking trail connecting St. Petersburg with Central and north Pinellas County, is the longest urban linear trail in the eastern United States. Titusville, known as Space City, USA, is located on the west shore of the Indian River directly across from the John F. Kennedy Space Center. Florida is the only state that has 2 rivers both with the same name. There is a Withlacoochee in north central Florida (Madison County) and a Withlacoochee in central Florida. They have nothing in common except the name.Dr. John Armstrong: Tobacco is Still a Serious Issue Among Florida Youth Statement from the State Surgeon GeneralThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report that shows an alarming increase in the use of non-cigarette smoked tobacco products.. Smokers are seeking lower-cost alternatives to cigarettes. Small cigars and loose tobacco are taxed at much lower rates than cigarettes, according to the report, Consumption of Cigarettes and Combustible Tobacco„United States, 2000-2011, published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The lower costs of these products make them especially appealing to youth and young adults. Preventing tobacco use and encouraging cessation among young people is critical in combating the tobacco epidemic because nearly nine out of 10 smokers start by age 18.1 Furthermore, teen bodies are more sensitive to nicotine, and teens are more easily addicted than adults. Though cigarette smoking has declined among Floridas youth, more Florida high school students smoke cigars than cigarettes … 13.4 percent compared to 11.9 percent respectively. Smokeless tobacco use among Florida high school students has also increased significantly, particularly among high school boys. In recent years, the emergence of fruitand candy-flavored tobacco products has contributed to this troubling data. Flavored tobacco products are widely considered to be starter products, establishing a pattern of tobacco use that can lead to addiction. Studies have shown that youth erroneously believe flavored tobacco products to be less harmful than their non-flavored counterparts. Supporting programs and initiatives that discourage all forms of tobacco use is as imperative as it has ever been. Helping to prevent youth tobacco initiation is a critical step in protecting Floridians from the devastating toll of tobacco use. Whether a parent uses tobacco is a prominent influence on a youths decision to use tobacco. One important way Floridians can help prevent tobacco use is by quitting tobacco. Tobacco users are encouraged to utilize the Florida Department of Healths free resources and materials to quit. For more information, visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com or call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW.Ž

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 5 Reasons Why Dogs Make Great Reading Partners For ChildrenStudies Track Improvements in Grade School Language StudiesBy: Michael Amiri It turns out dogs are not only good for our health; finding missing people; and helping disabled people live independent lives … theyre good for kids report cards, too! Canines have been found to improve the immune system and reduce blood pressure, among other health benefits. They help rescuers and law officers, blind people and those with limited use of their hands and arms. Now we have another reason to celebrate mans best friend. Dogs not only help children learn to read, they help children learn to love reading,Ž says Michael Amiri, coauthor with his wife, Linda, of the childrens book, Shellie, the Magical dog (www.shelliethemagicaldog.com). And thats true of for children with and without learning disabilities.Ž A Minnesota pilot project called PAWSitive Readers finds that trained therapy dogs helped 10 of 14 grade-school participants improve their reading skills by one grade level. Additionally, a University of California study showed that children who read to the family dog improved their ability by an average of 12 percent. Amiri discusses five reasons why dogs help kids learn to love reading: € No embarrassment: Most of us have memories of reading out loud in class,Ž he says. Though we may have been proficient readers, the fear of stumbling on a word in front of everyone was a constant source of anxiety.Ž Dogs are excellent for unconditional, nonjudgmental love; they wont laugh if and when mistakes happen. € Confidence boosters: I never had a dog while growing up, which is too bad because I think I would have had an easier time gaining self-confidence,Ž says Amiri. As an adult, he discovered the many benefits of dogs through he and his wifes very special Maltese, Shellie. Shes often the center of attention in their community at petfriendly restaurants, where she laps her water out of a martini glass. And she has a fulltime job as the greeter at Lindas hair and nail salon. If a little dog can give me, a grown man, more confidence, imagine what it can do for kids,Ž he says. € Polite listeners: Like humans, dogs are social creatures and most enjoy the sound of a calm voice speaking to them. Many … except perhaps the most energetic breeds … seem to enjoy curling up on a rug and listening to a story being read aloud. They dont interrupt (except for the occasional ear scratch or to sniff a body part) and they often show appreciation for the attention. € A fun approach to schoolwork: Too often, when children think of studying, they think of time spent hunched over a desk struggling alone to work out problems and memorize lists. Interacting with a lovable, fuzzy friend for an hour of homework is an appealing alternative. € Win-win: A canine-student reading program is a great way to help service dogs-in-training learn patience and discipline. Dogs are trained to help veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, the blind, and people who use wheelchairs, among others. These dogs in training help children, while children improve a dogs service abilities. What Parents Need to Know about Changes in the Classroom(StatePoint) As technology evolves, so do the ways children learn in and out of the classroom. With constantly changing tools and trends, teachers can do more to stay upto-date to help children thrive. It is important that parents understand what these changes mean so their children can maintain a competitive edge. Here are some new trends in education that every parent should know about: € More collaboration: If you think Facebook is all gossip and games, think again. Many teachers are drawing upon social medias natural collaborative element and ability to connect the classroom and home. In fact, some innovative teachers are using sites like Pinterest, Skype, Facebook and Twitter in a controlled, supervised way to make classroom materials more accessible and encourage conversation. € Learning from each other: Since technology can change so rapidly, its important that teachers share best practices by word of mouth. The newest social platform, Edmodo, built the first whole network of K-12 users and connects teachers with other teachers as well as parents, students and third-parties. Edmodo members can swap ideas, share lesson plans and manage grades in a secure network accessible from school computers. With more than eight million users across 60,000 different schools, the possibilities are endless. € New tools: New technologies, such as tablets and e-readers, are helping students learn. These smaller devices offer students advantages over traditional computers, through interactive capabilities that bring lessons to life and enhanced images, video and audio. Tablets also have practical advantages such as instant on,Ž all-day battery life, no cords and are often more cost-effective than ordering new text books each year. € Adding more fun: According to Open College, teachers who integrated digital games into lessons saw an increase in average test scores when compared to traditional, non-digital games. By making learning fun, you can get kids excited to learn just about anything and get some laughs along the way. € Turn it off: In this digital era, it is also important to make sure students have the time to unplug. Not only does time outside offer children opportunities to get necessary exercise, but a 2009 Yeshiva University study found that children who have more recess time behave better in the classroom and are likelier to learn more. So how can parents make sure schools have plans to fund programming that supports these new trends? Be proactive! For example, you can help now by nominating a new or existing K-12 program at your school to win a grant of up to $50,000 from The Clorox Companys Power a Bright Future Program. To nominate your school for a chance to win, pick a program category from the fields of Play,Ž Create,Ž or Explore,Ž submit a photo and describe the program vision for your school at: www.PowerABrightFuture.com. Hurry, nominations close October 17, 2012. Education is evolving all the time. Be sure to stay on top of changes so your children get a leg up on learning.

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Two Fail to Get Away From Armed RobberyTwo men were arrested after trying to escape from an armed robbery. Police were notified of two men on the run from an armed robbery that had just happened about 20 minutes ago. They were on the lookout for a 2004 Silver Toyota Corolla with a white male and a black male. an alert deputy observed the car at a gas station and confirmed the license tag number. The two men were later identified as Jaime Omar Sepulveda, 33, and Kareem Lamar James, 30. James, the driver, was taken into custody near the door of the gas station and Sepulveda was located in the car and also arrested. Detectives responded to the gas station and confirmed that the tattoo on Sepulvedas arm matched the description provided by the victim. They also discovered that James left his drivers license at the victims home, placing him also at the crime scene. Both were taken to Jail and were each charged with armed robbery, grand theft of a controlled substance, and grand theft (currency). This is the 12th booking for Sepulveda, a convicted felon. James has been booked six times. Both men remain in jail on no bond.Man Arrested Tries to Drive Truck, While Owner is Asleep in Attached TrailerA man is accused of stealing a pickup truck with a trailer hitched to the truck and an occupant inside. A police officer came upon a pickup truck with an attached trailer, which was stopped near an intersection. The officer saw a man confronting someone inside the truck. The officer went over to figure what was going on and he learned that the man standing outside was the owner of the truck. He had parked the truck and the trailer so he could go inside the trailer to sleep. He also left the keys on the front seat of the truck. Some time later, the man identified as Michael Anthony Boman, 24, entered the truck, found the keys, and drove off. Once the truck came to a stop, the awakened owner got out of the trailer and confronted the driver. Boman was arrested and charged with grand theft auto. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star SEPTEMBER 01, 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. Man Arrested After Girlfriend is Missing for Two Years A man was recently arrested after his girlfriend mysteriously went missing for two years. On October 29, 2010, 34-year-old Rebecca Ann Ware had disappeared without a trace since she left her job at an aluminum company. The only thing that was found was her Ford Focus a week later in the parking lot of a Publix, which was half a mile away from her home. Police say it is very difficult to work with the case without the body, but they believe 42-year-old Timothy Lee Johnson is responsible for Wares disappearance. Police say when this all happened, Ware had been in a very abusive relationship with Johnson and had three children with him. The weekend she went missing, was when she was planning to move out and she is believed to be dead at this point. Johnson was arrested and charged with second-degree murder as issued by a grand jury hearing the case. Detectives are asking the public for anybody that has information on this case. Timothy Johnson Kareem James Jaime Sepulveda Michael Boman

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C&J 2 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Things to Keep in Mind aboutHurricanes: It's important to know the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning. A watch indicates hurricane conditions are possible, generally within 36 hours. A hurricane warning indicates hurricane conditions are anticipated, usually within 24 hours. As the storm approaches: Install your hurricane shutters or plywood. Forget about using masking tape or duct tape on windows; it does not prevent windows from breaking and it can be difficult to remove after the storm. Bring inside any lawn furniture, BBQ grills, trash cans, hanging plants, etc. that may be picked up by the wind. These objects become deadly missiles in a hurricane. Fill you cars' gas tanks and withdraw enough money from your bank to last for several days. Gas pumps and ATM's will not work if electricity is out. Make sure prescription medications are available for several weeks. And don't forget about the special needs of infants, the elderly, the disabled and pets. Gather your important papers, including insurance policies, and place them in plastic bags or other waterproof material and keep them with you during the storm. Turn up refrigerators and freezers to maximum cold. Disinfect a bathtub in your home and fill it with water to use for washing dishes and flushing toilets. Evacuate if you are required to do so or if you do not wish to remain in your home during the storm. Preparing Supplies : As you prepare, assume that you might need supplies for at least 3 days, but stock enough for 7 days. Be sure to supply a lot of water. Water is generally the first commodity to disappear from store shelves when a hurricane is approaching. Use this checklist as a guide for your preparations: Have plenty of canned food and a manual can opener; perishable food items will spoil quickly if electricity is lost and refrigerators are inoperable. Stock evaporated milk and other non-perishables like peanut butter, cereal, granola bars, instant drink mixes, dried fruits, and don't forget your pets' food, too. Store bottled drinking water before the rush begins. Allow at least one gallon per person per day for 2 weeks. Have several battery-powered radios, flashlights, lanterns and extra batteries. Small battery-powered televisions are useful too. Purchase a tube of silicone caulk for sealing bathtub drains. Check your first aid kit to make sure it's properly stocked and over-the-counter medications have not expired. If you use plywood to cover windows and doors, make certain it is still usable. If you don't have shutters, June is generally too late to order them for the current season. If you intend to use plywood, buy it nowand don't forget the hardware and tools you'll need to attach it. Remove damaged limbs from trees and prune branches so winds can blow through. Dispose of trimmings as soon as possible. Never leave trimmings where winds can turn them into projectiles. Consider the purchase of a propane-fueled camp stove or grill. If electricity is lost, this may be the only way to cook. Only use these items outdoors. If you have a chain saw, make sure it's filled with gas, oiled and ready for use. If you've been considering the purchase of a generator, buy it well before a storm approaches when supplies and selections are plentiful. Your Safety Woman Arrested for Attacking Man and Woman and ChargesA woman was arrested after attacking a man and a woman. She was also arrested for drug charges. Deputies responded to a stabbing call at about 2:30 p.m. to a specific address. A black Dodge Charger left the scene, which was driven by a woman with another woman, Sasha Katelyn Jack, 22. Police then dispatched in search of a fleeing vehicle and at 2:38 p.m. A Street Crimes Unit deputy located the car and made a traffic stop. Just before the car was stopped, the deputy saw Jack throw out two small plastic baggies near where the stop was made. The items were recovered and both contained Methamphetamine. Police also found blood on the drivers window and saw that Jack was covered in blood. The two victims at the house told detectives that the driver of the car, Wendy Marie Updike, 35, and Jack, came to their home and began beating on the front door. The male victim, 35, and his 30-year-old girlfriend, told police that Jack and Updike were yelling for them to come out and were there to collect a past $40 debt owed to Updike. Jack had a 2-foot long wooden club and a pocket knife and when the man came out, she hit him in the head with the club. The man was able take the club away from Jack and hit her in the left side. His girlfriend then came out to defend him, but Jack stabbed her in the stomach. Updike and Jack then fled in the Dodge Charger only to be stopped minutes later. The man and his girlfriend, who was stabbed, were taken to the hospital and were both released. Jack was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jack remains on $32,000 bond. Updike was not charged and released. Sasha Jack Hurricane SafetyHurricane season in Florida runs June 1 through November 30, with the peak activity period beginning in mid-August and continuing through midOctober. It's not unusual to see storms developing early and late in the season, as evidenced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. It is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches.

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Man Throws Three-Month-Old Daughter off Bridge New Brunswick, NJA man said that 24-year-old Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem had come to him one evening and began to sob. Raheem had told him, I put my baby in the water. Police say Raheem dropped the child over a bridge. The baby plunged 140 feet into the river and the remains were found over two months later. Raheem later also confessed to his parents, who did not believe him at first. It was later revealed that the child was originally in the custody of the mother, then later in the custody of the grandmother. According to reports, Raheem had forced his way into the home of the 60-year-old grandmother and struck her in the head, choked her, and ran off with the baby before driving to the bridge. It was also reported that Raheem hit the grandmother with the vehicle. Raheems father was the one who had called police after learning what had happened. Police were told that Raheem and the mother of the child, Venetta Benjamin, were not married, but Raheem had been upset with her for cheating on him with her ex-boyfriend. The relationship between the two were said to have been rocky. Benjamin confessed to the killing and also wrote in a letter that he loved his daughter and wanted forgiveness. Raheem was arrested and charged with murder, kidnapping and endangering the welfare of a child. He is also charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault for allegedly attacking the babys maternal grandmother and hitting her with his vehicle SEPTEMBER, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man in Wheelchair Injured by Flower Pot from Homeless Man A homeless man was arrested after throwing a flower pot through a window and hitting a man in a wheelchair. Police responded to the call from a neighborhood witness at 11:32 a.m. who said she saw a man in the carport near a home. He was reportedly yelling at someone in the house, throwing a flower pot through a window, then fleeing on a bicycle. Deputies talked to the 41-year-old victim, who said 56-year-old Stephan Leslie Flinders came to his home and opened his window to talk to him. Flinders was demanding he give the victims girlfriends disability checks to him. The victim said he did not have any such checks and closed the window. Flinders then used his fist to smash one of the window panes. He then picked up the flower pot and threw it through the window. The pot missed the victim but flying pieces of glass caused small lacerations to his left knee. He refused medical treatment. Police began searching for Flinders and were able to locate and arrest him. Flinders was taken to jail and charged with throwing a deadly missile into a dwelling and battery. He is being held on $12,000 bond. Man Attacks and Throws Paint on Ex-Girlfriends New Car A man was arrested after scratching and throwing paint on his ex-girlfriends new car in the garage. The girlfriend told police when she came home after work, 26-year-old Leroy Campbell IV was waiting at her residence. He came into the garage, grabbed her shirt and pulled her back so she could not leave. She finally was able to get into her home, lock the door, and call police as Campbell began trashing her car. There is a current domestic violence (no contact) order against Campbell from being around his ex-girlfriend. When police came, they found the garage door open and a new 2012 Honda inside with numerous deep gouge marks on the front fenders, bumper and hood, along with white paint splattered and dripping down the side of the car. They then found two bricks removed from the front yard that was later found in the garage. Some of his ex-girlfriends personal belongings also had been removed. Damage was estimated at $1,500. Deputies noticed movement under the car and found Campbell, who they ordered to come out. Campbell was arrested and taken jail where he remains on $22,000 bond. He is charged with burglary, criminal mischief, battery and violation of a domestic violence order. Officer Asks Dealer for Police Discount Clayton County, GAChristine Danielle Allen was a corrections officer and was in training to become a deputy. She had made an appointment during her lunch break to buy a very addictive painkiller called Roxicodone. She even asked the drug dealer for a police discount. The dealer was an undercover officer and text messages were monitored involving the purchase of 13 pills. The transaction was made at a parking lot and Allen received her pills. Officers then confronted Allen who was sitting in her vehicle. Allen was arrested and charged with drug possession and violating her oath. She was released on $10,000 bond. Allen was said to have been enrolled in a 13-week pre-mandate training program. Man Participates in Gang Rape of Teen on Cruise Ship 31-year-old Casey Dickerson was at a cruise ship with his wife. Some time later, the 15-year-old victim said that she and her friend, who was the same age, met Dickerson and went to his cabin with four other boys. Soon the girl was held down and the boys took turns having sex with her. Her friend was being held in the bathroom by one other boy. The boys told police that Dickerson had provided them with alcohol and admitted to the gang rape. Dickerson was the only person to deny the sexual act and said that he was passed out. The juvenile boys were not charged, but Dickerson was charged. Leroy Campbell

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C&J 4 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 1, 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: Lashonda Battle Age: 14 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 8/14/12 Name: Myra Raquel Culliver Age: 15 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 8/11/12 Name: Sakeemah B. Hayes Age: 16 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 8/02/12 Name: Aalyhiai Jkeithia Louqestia Sealey Age:14 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 8/06/12 Name: Shalisa D. Turner Age: 15 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 8/09/12MOSTWANTED Armed RobberySuspect Police dispatched to a specific address in reference to an armed robbery. Investigation revealed the store was robbed at gunpoint by two black males. An employee stated that they were ordered to the ground by the suspects at gunpoint and that the suspects smashed the counter glass and took an undetermined amount of jewelry. The employee stated that three cash registers were also emptied and handed to the suspects. The suspects had ski masks covering their faces and they were dressed in all black clothing and wearing gloves. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Leonard Bradley Offense:Carrying Concealed FIrearm Name: Reginald Butler Jr. Offense:Carrying Concealed Firearm Name: Ronald BrooksOffense: Attempted Obstruction of Crime Investigation Name:Elvin Brooks Offense: Felony Battery, Flee from Law Enforcement Officer



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There are many conversations going on regarding the murder of Antonio Mosely at the Moncrief Village Apartments on the Northside. Many are wondering how, as has been told, Corey Bright is able to continue living in the Jacksonville area, but not being recognized or picked up by JSO. According to reports, only Richard Person III was related to Shirae Bryant, the mother of the two year old that Antonio Mosely loved and believed was his daughter. His mother said that his entire focus in life was Shirae and Angel so, when he was unemployed, he took care of their daughter as her mother worked. The mother was totally shocked when she was told by others that it was possible that someone else is the father but Tonio did not believe the stories and continued to express his love for both, even though his name is not on the babys birth certificate. For this reason, it would have never crossed his mind that Shiraes cousin, Person and three of his friends, would come to kill him. Tonio admitted that he and Shirae had some disagreements but did not feel that he had abused her. Apparently, Richard Person did not feel the same way when he got to the apartment with his three friends and shot Mosely as he walked away. Three of the men involved in the shooting murder of Antonio were not related to Shirae as it may have appeared in the Florida Star last week, which was really a typographical error, eliminating the word, girlfriend, as well as stating that they were cousins. The Star was also told that all four of the men were related to Shirae but later learned that the sources of our information did not have that information confirmed, and therefore apologizes. With this, The Florida Star is hoping that Corey Bright will turn himself in now, rather than, as had been stated by others, wait until after his birthday. We dont have a birthday at this time but it is reported that he is 32 years of age. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL BENOIT, Ronald Louis, died August 16, 2012. BING, Woodrow, III, died August 18, 2012. BROWN, Dennis J., 65, died August 14, 2012. BRUNIER Anthony Tony, 64, died August 14, 2012. CARTWRIGHT Patti, 58, died August 17, 2012. CLINTSCALE Louvenia, died August 16, 2012. COLLINS, Teresa Hart, 52, died August 20, 2012. COOK, Karen A., 59, died August 14, 2012. COOPER, Manie, 92, died August 16, 2012. COPELAND, Guy, 78, died August 18, 2012. DAVIS Lawrence Daquan, died August 16, 2012. DAVIS Zalik G., died August 17, 2012. DEARY, Elwood, 83, died August 17, 2012. DIPIETRO, Patricia F., 74, died August 14, 2012. DRUMMOND, Donna June, 73, died August 16, 2012. EAVES, Justin Raymond, 26, died August 19, 2012. FRENCH, Addie, 90, died August 18, 2012. GAHAGAN, Melanie Dawn, died August 15, 2012. GEIGER, Jean S., died August 18, 2012. GEIL, Vicki, died August 18, 2012. GRAHAM, Alonzo, Sr., died August 17, 2012. HALL, John W., JW, 82, died August 20, 2012. HARRIS Jennifer, died August 18, 2012.. HAYES, Cecil M., 85, died August 15, 2012. HEIDELOFF, Glenn F., 91, died August 14, 2012. HENDERSON, Nora Crosby, 79, died August 21, 2012. HINEMAN, Margaret, 64, died August 16, 2012. IRBY, Telly Jevon, died August 16, 2012. JAMISON, Martha, died August 21, 2012. JOHNSON-Thomas, Debra Ann, died August 21, 2012. KELLY, Charles H., 80, died August 21, 2012. KING, Gussie W., died August 18, 2012. KOCH, Charles Elwood, Jr., 75, died August 16, 2012. LITTLE, Jean D., died August 19, 2012. MACKEY, Dovonia Herndon, died August 21, 2012. MALLORY, Ida Allene, 87, died August 20, 2012. McCRAW, Tracy, died August 19, 2012. McNUTT, Gwen M., 85, died August 13, 2012. MILLER, William Ralph, 68, died August 20, 2012. MILLSAP, Daniel, Jr., died August 16, 2012. MITCHELL, Vassar, 87, died August 16, 2012. MURPHY, Dorothy, died August 20, 2012. NAIL, Lorraine Mapps, 78, died August 15, 2012. NOEGEL, Gene Waltermar, 85, died August 17, 2012. OTINIENO, Luz Entoneate, 65, died August 18, 2012. PALLESCHI, Lisa Ann, 46, died August 19, 2012. PARSONS, Pierce Herbert, died August 17, 2012. PIERSON, Alma C., 88, died August 18, 2012. POWELL, Norris, died August 19, 2012. RESNICK Jack, died August 17, 2012. RHODES, Arlene R., 83, died August 15, 2012. RILEY, Oscar Lawrence, Jr., 94, died August 18, 2012. RODGERS, Rev. Michael L., died August 17, 2012. ROSS, Harold, died August 18, 2012. ROUNTREE, Harley Louis, Jr., 60, died August 17, 2012. ROWE, Flossie M., 79, died August 20, 2012. ROWE, Flossie, died August 20, 2012. SAPP, Ola Mae, 100, died August 16, 2012. SHAW, Joe Leonard, 84, died August 21, 2012. SHELLEY, Otis Lee, died August 15, 2012. SIKES, Marian Elaine, 63, died August 20, 2012. SMITH, Frank Lee, Jr., 91, died August 16, 2012. STANFORD, Emma Weiman, 70, died August 17, 2012. TARBOX, William Bill, Jr., 69, died August 13, 2012. TAYLOR, Brenda Crawford, 59, died August 18, 2012. TAYLOR, Carolyn, died August 15, 2012. TWIGGS, Carmen Y., died August 20, 2012. VAN ALLEN, Paul W., 52, died August 14, 2012. WELLS, Margaret E., 96, died August 16, 2012. WELLS, Michael E., died August 14, 2012. WILLIAMS, Cora B., 77, died August 21, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BAKER, Alice M. Grant, died August 19, 2012. METCALF, Ida Dell, 91, died August 22, 2012. MUSE, Effie, died August 19, 2012. PAGE, Evelyn Curl, 84, died August 17, 2012. SALLINS, Annie, died August 17, 2012. TARPLEY, Melvin, Jr., died August 10, 2012. WOODBERRY, Margery Ann, Sandy, died August 19, 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 25, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Celebrates 120 Years on Sunday, August 19th and Sunday, August 26th at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Rev. A. D. Lewis, Pastor of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, MS is the guest speaker for the 11:00 a.m. service on August 19th. Special guests for the 4:00 p.m. service will include Rev. Dr. Eugene W. Diamond, Choir and Members of Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church and Rev. Darryl Edwards, Choir and Members of Greater Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. The celebration will continue on Sunday, August 26th with Rev. Antonio S. Stinner, Pastor of El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, MS as guest speaker for the 11:00 a.m. service. Rev. Dr. James W. Henry, Choir and Members of Summerville Missionary Baptist Church and Rev. Dr. Kelly E. Brown, Jr., Choir and Members of Greater Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church are special guests for the 4:00 p.m. service. Emanuel is located at 2407. Rev. S. L. Badger, Jr. Circle. For more information, please call the church at 904 356-9371. Rev. Dr. Herb Anderson is the pastor.WOMENS CONFERENCE 2012 Wayman Ministries and the Women of Virtue Womens Ministry invites you to come. Unleashing The Power That Is Within. Saturday, August 25th Workshops at Spirit of Life Worship Center, 1176 Labelle Street, for girls (ages 13-18) and women (18+). Continental breakfast and lunch. Cost only $20; Sunday, August 26th Closing worship service at Spirit of Life Worship Center, 11 am. Dr. Cynthia Griffin, speaker. For more information, please call 904-739-7500. 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 Ministryis for you!!! 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AUGUST 25, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 Jwocpc"continued from A-1 because of a lack of access to local clinics or because they are simply without health insurance. Ms. Brown thanked the people of Humana and the Medical Care Consortium, Inc. (MCCI) for having taken the initiative and opening four primary care clinics in North Florida. she said that she was especially pleased that three of the four clinics are located in Jacksonville, with the largest one right here on Norwood Avenue at the Gateway Town Center to serve the Gateway community! I am well aware of the positive impact your facilities have had already on our local communities, said the congresslady. Since your facilities opened last August, 80 new jobs have been created, and medical services have been expanded to include activity centers for beneficiaries, as have numerous additional benefits for the health and well being of area patients. Certainly, for African American communities nationwide, having access to community area health clinics is of utmost importance. She stated that she vividly remember a meeting she had just last year with several scientists who specialize in minority health care issues. They were discussing the importance of education and prevention in the community, so that people are able to go out and seek health care assistance before developing any serious conditions. Yet when community members do not have access to primary or preventive health care, they become susceptible of acquiring a serious health condition that could have been prevented. Statistically for example, the African American community has one of the highest rates of cancer in the nation. In fact, African Americans have the highest mortality rate of any racial and ethnic group for all types of cancer combined. African Americans are much more likely to develop new cases of lung and prostate cancer for example, as well as stomach and colon cancer. African American women were also less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, and have a much higher likelihood of dying from breast cancer than other ethnic groups here in the United States. African American communities across the country also suffer at a much higher rate from other preventable conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and even asthma. Beyond a doubt, one of the biggest contributing factors to the present day disparities in health care is precisely this problem of the lack of screening and access to medical care in minority communities, since many of these health conditions, although not always preventable, are not nearly as deadly or insidious if they are treated early on. With that said, she again congratulated Humana on their first anniversary for serving the Jacksonville area, allowing area residents, especially our senior citizens on the North side, to have greater, easier access to quality services. The hard work and quality health care services you have provided in your first year to the people here in the Gateway community, is highly appreciated, and we look forward to continuing this partnership in the future. PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of 8-10-12 SERVICES located at 4362 Trout River Boulevard in the County Of Duval in the City of Jacksonville, FL 32208 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee Florida Dated at Jacksonville, Florida this 25th day of August, 2012. Ronnathan Siplin MCCI Group Holdings: President/CEO, Dr. Pepe Armas; Manager Business Development, Carolina AmasBustamante, Associate Medical Director, Dr. Jairo Brieva; Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Edward Alarcon; and Regional Director, Avis Davis. Uvcvg"qh"Hnqtkfc"Tgrtgugpvcvkxg."Okc Lqpgu="Jwocpc"Tgikqpcn"Rtgukfgpv Ogfkectg"Fkxkukqp."Dgvv{"*Ikctvj+ Cuucrkoqpyckv="Gzgewvkxg"Cuukuvcpv OEEK"Itqwr"Jqnfkpiu."Lwf{"Gurqukvq= Eqpitguuyqocp"Eqttkpg"Dtqyp= Gzgewvkxg"Xkeg"Rtgukfgpv"OEEK"Itqwr Jqnfkpiu."Fgddkg"Hkppgn="Ekv{ Eqwpeknyqocp"Mkodgtn{"Fcpkgnu0"

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR AUGUST 25, 2012 TIME FLIES WHEN YOURE HAVING FUN!Last week we reprised our first edition of TALK OF THE TOWN! to commemorate our first anniversary. This week, well continue the celebration with the year in pictures. We thank our family, old friends, and new friends for support of TALK OF THE TOWN! and The Florida Star. It is warming to hear that you are reading the column and enjoying it! THANK YOU: Clara McLaughlin for the opportunity; Marsha Phelts for the kind words of encouragement; Frank Powell for taking us under your wing; and Tia A. for your professional layout and your patience through this first year. Lastly, we pay homage to the memory of Betty Asque Davis for being the catalyst of it all. Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town!by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, Photographer Ekaabo (pronounced eh-kah-bow)!

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR AUGUST 25, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Superheroes are characters from the comic books who are portrayed to have special abilities to perform superhuman feats. They are also people with special skills and abilities who are shown on screen as the saviors for the good to combat the sinister forces of evil. In his latest movie role as Hale Caesar in The Expendables 2, actor Terry Crews has firmly established himself as a superhero, extending from his role in the first Expendables movie. After retiring from the NFL as a defensive back, Crews became a mainstay on TV and in movies. When asked to describe the similarity of his experiences with the NBC reality show Stars Earn Strips and making The Expendables 2, crews breaks it down saying, The thing with Stars Earn Strips as opposed to The Expendables is that you do have blanks. However, the explosions are real explosions. Fire is fire so be careful, thats not CGI. That wave of heat is real! On the TV show they teamed us up with actual special ops and it made me realize how true the Expendables action is to real life. Whereas in movies you have the superheroes who jump, fly, have shields and all this other stuff. I had an op, that they would leave him in Afghanistan for six weeks. He would find people, train them, go on missions, free people out of prison, break them out then radio in and they come get him out of nowhere. Thats an expendables mission. Thats what we were doing at the beginning of the movie. Exactly what was happening at the beginning of the movie is what our special ops of the American military do everyday. You dont hear about it, you dont see it and the reason I did this show (Stars Earn Strips), was to really bring light to these real, real heroes who are doing this stuff so we can all sleep good. In terms of the weapons training that the actors receive before shooting The Expendables, Crews gives a couple of tips explaining, One thing with a shotgun, you dont really aim it, you point it. So it was about the look, the camera, where you want it and all of that stuff. But when youre talking about a real live operation where it has to be in sync or someone else is going to get hurt. The people that you are with, if you dont know what you are doing, thats a total different thing. Whereas it is a lot more containing on a movie set. There are so many people to tell you exactly how to hold it, what to do; then you get that one moment of action youre pretty good. Crews weapon in both Expendable movies was the rare AA-12 shotgun which is an automatic12-gauge shotgun that shoots off of a 100 round drum which makes it a pretty incredible weapon. When filming the first Expendable movie, Crews gun was experimental and he had one of only six that existed at the time. It actually became a character of itself in both movies. Crews laughs that of all the weapons available to him, Schwarzenegger had to insist on the AA-12. Luckily there were two on set because Crews was going to give up his. The Expendables is not computerized, high tech, superhero schtick but is old fashion, real life, boots on the ground, shooting and fighting As Crews puts it, When you look at the superhero movies, theres nobody who looks like we do. I got my body from hitting guys at 20 mph on a football field. Theres only one way to get it. Now I love comic books and the whole thing but they put the muscles on then they rip them off. Theres a place for that but I think theres a place for us. America loves a come back! Terry CrewsAn Expendable Super Hero!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate Rych McCain Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookFilm Fest : The 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (www.hollyshorts.com ) wrapped last week with a standing room only awards ceremony at Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. The ceremony was hosted by Amy Paffrath, host of MTVs Jersey Shore After Hours. The HollyShorts Best Overall Short Film prize, which wins a $10,000 in post production and finishing services package from Company 3 went to ASAD. Director Bryan Buckley was on hand to accept. The HollyShorts Best Director Award which wins a $10,000 post production and finishing services package from Company 3, went to Grainger David for his short film The Chair. Best Documentary Short went to Stephanie Butlers Bo. The Method Studios Best VFX Award went to The Wheel by John Roberts. The Best Student Short went to Terrence Heustons Maddoggin, while Igor Aleksov took home the Best International Short prize for Episodizt. Best Animation Short went to Luminaris by Juan Pablo Zaramella. The 8 th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival had the most attendance in the festivals history. Highlights include an opening night ceremony at the history Chinese Theatre that drew nearly 1,000 attendees and fest screenings, panels and post receptions taking place in venues throughout Hollywood during the entire week. The organizers also announced last night that the festival will extend its dates next year from 7 days to 10 days. The 9 th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival will take place August 15-25, 2013. Submissions begin in December and filmmakers will vie for the festivals top 2013 prize, two tickets to visit Weta Digital Studios in New Zealand to present their film courtesy of Starnow. Each HollyShorts 2012 winner receives a 1 st look distribution deal with the ShortsHD television channel. You film makers reading this should submit your shorts for next year. It is well worth it! TV : Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com ), the fastest growing African American network in television, will premiere the second season of its original comedy series Uptown Comic this fall with actor and comedian Rodney Perry (Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family, MoNique Show) as host, it was announced today by Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz Uptown Comic is a half-hour series featuring stand-up performances by some of the hottest up-and-coming comics in the country. The shows second season will begin production in Atlanta this month. Music : Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic Records Trey Songz fifth studio album, CHAPTER V arrives in stores and online everywhere today. The album which features the hits Heart Attack, Reasons (featuring T.I.), and Dive In features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, T.I., Rick Ross, Meek Mill & Diddy and production from the likes of Benny Blanco, Rico Love, Troy Taylor and even Treys brother, Alex Neverson An exclusive deluxe edition of CHAPTER V features bonus songs and content including Ladies Go Wild, Almost Lose It, and the music videos for Heart Attack and Reasons (Feat. T.I.). Movies : The Expendables 2. Lionsgate Films & Millennium Films. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li,Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins, Yu Nan, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Amanda Ooms Charisma Carpenter and Nikolette Noel. Directed by Simon West. Screenplay by Richard Wenk and Sylvester Stallone. Story by Ken Kaufman, David Agosto and Richard Wenk. Based on characters created by David Callaham. Produced by AviLerner, Kevin King-Templeton, Danny Lerner and Les Weldon. For old fashion, kick-ass adventure, this film squarely fits the bill. Even though the cast is loaded with a dream team of action superstars; they never step in one anothers spotlight and they truly did work as a well oiled team. Opening #1 at the box office is not only validation from the dedicated fan base that the Expendables franchise has built but it also sets the stage for more to come. Leader of the pack Barney Ross (Stallone) and his sidekick Lee (Statham) run a tight ship of professional renegade mercenaries. These superheroes dont need padded suits, capes and tights because their muscles are as real as the guns they shoot and the ass-whuppins they dish out. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and swing by my blogs www.rychmccainhollyhoodnotes.blogspot.com www.rychmccainreviewwagon.blogspot.com Study, Observe and Win! Rych

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AUGUST 28, 2012 THESTAR RIHANNAREVEALSALL:Pop Star Confesses To Oprah Womens Groups Upset Over Her Friendship And Love For Ex-Boyfriend And Abuser Chris BrownPAGEA-7 By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor BARBADOS: What should have been a rare inside look into popstar Rihannas personal life on Oprahs Next Chapter has stirred emotions in several womens groups after she admitted she was still in love and maintained a friendship with her former abuser, singer/actor Chris Brown. Many have also claimed that Rihanna, who grew up with a father who was abusive to her mother, should realize that she is an influence to young fans and her eagerness to maintain a relationship with Brown after graphic photos of her were published in 2009 is a bad example to others who might walk into a situation with potentially deadly consequences. Yet, the episode, which received the second highest ratings, showed the oversexed edgy temptress in a soft subdued and even vulnerable state as she took Oprah on a tour of her native Barbados and then settled on a couch to reveal a side never seen. Rihanna confessed that she and Chris did in fact attend a party on a friends yacht France earlier this summer stating: We went to a mutual friend's party on a yacht. It's awkward because I still love him ... my stomach drops, and I have to maintain this poker face and not let it get to the outer part of me. I have to maintain that and suppress it. When you don't understand those feelings you can make a lot of mistakes." She also spoke about the highly publicized 2009 assault on her by Brown, her then boyfriend which occurred during Grammy Awards weekend. Caribbean Activists Petition President Obama For The Exoneration of Marcus Garvey RIGHT:Shockwaves rang in the entertainment community after Grammy weekend in 2009 when TMZobtained Rihannas photo after she was the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of then boyfriend Chris Brown. LEFT: Oprah interviews Ri in Barbados for her show Oprahs Next Chapter, where the popstar admitted:We have maintained a very close friendship ever since the restraining order was dropped...We built a trust again and that's it. We love each other and we probably always will, and that's not anything that we're going to try to change. Tropical Storm Now Hurricane Isaac Drenches Caribbean On The Way To Florida By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Several Caribbean islands are monitoring a weather system en route to Florida now that tropical storm has now upgraded to Hurricane Isaac. Up to press time, the Dominican Republic and Haiti were under hurricane warning while hurricane watch was issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, Haiti and the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Tropical storm warnings were issued for Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, Anguilla Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The hurricane is projected to also affect Florida. "I think he was the love of my life. He was my first love, and I see that he loved me the same way. We ran free, we ran wild. We were going at a really rapid pace that we forgot about ourselves as individuals. We needed something to completely shut that off." As was speculated by media, Rihanna confirmed that she and Chris Brown have maintained a relationship of sorts. We have maintained a very close friendship ever since the restraining order was dropped, viewers heard Rihanna say to Oprah. We're very, very close friends. We built a trust again and that's it. We love each other and we probably always will, and that's not anything that we're going to try to change. It's not something you can shut off. "I truly love him the main thing for me is he's at peace. I'm not at peace if he's not happy or he's still lonely. I care. It actually matters that he finds that peace." Rihanna also recalls watching her father abuse her mother as a child and said that she has forgiven Brown. I have forgiven, she said. It took me a long time. I was angry for a long time. I was resentful. I was dark. It was coming out in my music. It was coming out in my attitude. It was heavy." "I thought I hated Chris and I realized it was love that was tarnished, Rihanna said. It looked like hate because it was ugly, it was angry, it was inflamed, it was tainted, she said. "And the minute I let go of that, I started living again." By Geoffrey Philp The Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee, Institute of Caribbean Studies, and the Rootz Foundation have launched an online petition addressed to President Barack Obama for the exoneration of the Right Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, leader of the first and largest economic justice movement in the USA and the world, and a National Hero of Jamaica; citing the recognition of Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence and Garvey's 125th Birthday as key reasons for fashioning this collective campaign. On January 12, 1922, Marcus Garvey, founder of the UNIA-ACL, was arrested by the Bureau of Investigation and charged with mail fraud. In 1925, Marcus Garvey began serving a five-year sentence in the US penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia. After several appeals, President Calvin Coolidge eventually commuted his sentence, and he was deported to Jamaica. "The petition has the full support of Dr. Julius Garvey, Marcus Garvey's son," said Justin Hansford, legal counsel. "We hope that this effort will help to undo the historic miscarriage of justice." "The launch date is also significant," added Don Rico Ricketts, founder of the Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee. "June 16 has many major significations for African-Heritage People, worldwide, including the anniversary of a petition to release Marcus Garvey from prison, sent to US President Calvin Coolidge by the Universal African Missionary Convention from Cape Town, South Africa. It is also the birthday of Leonard Howell (pioneer Rastafarian leader) and marks the Soweto Youth Uprising and Massacre, as well as the celebration of International Day of the African Child, initiated by the African Union." And Rootz Foundation President, Priest Douglass Smith declared As Marcus Garvey promised, in his first message from prison in Atlanta, even if it takes a thousand years, the grandchildren of those who suffered the injustice will return to claim their rights. According to Priest Douggie, The exoneration of the Honorable Prophet Marcus Garvey is not just for Africans but is also a chance for the perpetuators to atone for the gross injustice. "This seventh anniversary of the Congressional and Presidential Recognition of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, we plan to pay special attention to the legacy of one of the most important leaders in the Black civil rights movement, the father of the Black Economic Independence Movement," said Dr. Claire Nelson, the architect of National Caribbean American Heritage Month. "As we focus on small business, community economic development, and trade, we must remember the small businesses and international trading company launched by Marcus Garvey, and resolve to embrace the lessons in economic self-reliance of this great 'visioneur'. We want not just to exonerate Garvey, but also to help re-invigorate his vision of a global trading company. It is time we own our ships, forty acres, and a mule." On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 the above image showed the projected path of Hurricane Isaac.

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AUGUST 25, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 Frank L. Humphrey III Springs From National Performanc e to Internatio nal Stage Florida Star Reading Grandmother Turns Sickness Into Personal Success With Jewelry Line Launch By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star When Maude Penny Cuffe moved in with her military son to help care for her young grandsons, the bubbly grandmother had to slow things down when her lupus kicked in with painful vengeance. Instead of considering it a tragedy, the former cosmetologist turned it into triumph and set off to continue her love of fashion. Instead of simply wearing it, she decided to design it. Ive had lupus since 1999, she told our paper. Its a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. There is a lot of pain, especially in your joints and I sometimes find myself confined to a bed for days at a time. When I do try to stand, I cant do it for but a moment. But I still make it a priority to get up and celebrate life. I take the iPad with me in my bed and then of course when you have a set of twins and another child running around the house with parents deployed overseas, you have an extra reason to push and get up to do something. With not much to do from her bed, three years ago Cuffe, who admits to being an avid Florida Star reader in print and on Facebook, decided to take up a new hobby jewelry making and design. After wearing her art and giving them as gifts, she found herself in unexpected demand. Friends kept telling me to pursue it and that encouragement is what led me to launch my company and website www.designsbypenzania.com, she beams. I cant make it to craft shows up and down the area all the time but through online orders, I am becoming a bit known. Its sort of that extra confidence I think we all need to be reminded that we can be in control of our lives even if our bodies want to control us as it relates to health issues. And with my own $25 piece from Designs by Penzania, I can assure you that wearing one of her original designs not only gives your outfit that extra wow, but it also gives you an extra smile knowing that the hands who made the pieces is someone who continues to fight through her pain. It also starts a great conversation to explain lupus and what it does to those who have it. All in all, its one of the most stylish ways to raise awareness for the disease. Frank L. Humphrey III is one of Jacksonville's rising Classical Singers. Mr. Humphrey was given the opportunity to star in an opera in Nantes and Paris, France. Last year, he was asked to headline a show with Gloria Estefan, for First Lady of the United States. Michelle Obama and now to international heights he's soaring. Mr. Humphrey is a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and is furthering his education at Florida State College at Jacksonville. This talented singer and performer hopes to ransfer to one of the best music conservatories this country has to offer. He is an active member of Greater Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Dr. Kelly E. Brown Jr. is pastor. Of his local, state, national and international success Frank tells us, "Originating a role is a very tedious process." He is proud of the opportunity to put together his first international trip and production, and that he fully understands the stakes of it all. For Frank L. Humphrey III, he quips, "Success isnt an option or dream its a demand. This past spring, The Florida Star was privileged to review for our readers Frank Humphrey and other local performers in a commanding performance of Zora Neale Hurston's,"Spunk!" Designs by Penzania, Maude Penny Cuffe turned her hobby into an awareness campaign of her battle with lupus. Maude Penny Cuffe models her Designs by Penzania line.

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Tropical Storm Debby survivors have two weeks remaining to register for federal disaster assistance. Applications must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 4, to be considered for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration .All survivors who had storm-related damage to their home, vehicle, personal property, business or its inventory between June 23 and July 26 should register for assistance. Anyone who has not registered with FEMA for disaster aid, has questions about their application or needs more information about recovery programs should call FEMA's toll-free helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362).Online registration is available at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through a smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES OF NORTH FLORIDA (FSS) is ranked first in the state for the number of children adopted from foster care last fiscal year For information about adopting a child from foster care, call the FSS Adoption Hotline at 904-421-5839 or go to www.heartgallery.org. The below listed roadways may not be CLOSED but this is an advisory that FLOODING has been reported in the area and they should be AVOIDED: In addition to the roadways (listed below), there is flooding reported at McCoys Creek @ Stockton and 1400 block of S. EDGEWOOD, Hart Expressway and University off ramp.FOR CURRENT UPDATES, PLEASE FOLLOW TWITTER @JAXREADY. Citizens are also advised to avoid the following roadways: Powers Ave at University Blvd University at St. Augustine 6600 Arlington Expressway both directions flooding Phelps and Market 107th at Catoma 6400 Block of Beach Blvd (at Ryar) west and eastbound lanes flooding San Jose Blvd at Univ. Blvd flooding Blanding and 295 N/S on and off ramps flooded Collins Rd and Blanding intersection flooding (Collins west of Blanding, as well) WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ELNEC Conference (End-of-life Nursing Education Consortium), Sept. 10, 2012, 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Comfort Suites at World Golf Village, 475 Commerce Lake Dr., St. Augustine. ELNEC is a national end-of-life educational program educational program administered by the City of Hope National Medical Center (COH) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AAC) designed to enhance palliative care in nursing. This event is sponsored by HavenHospice. For information and registration, call 904-810-2377 or email Jill Tager at jbtager@hvenhospice.org. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2 THE STAR AUGUST 25, 2012 *****/Community Activities The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) has issued a mosquitoborne illness alert for Duval County. Human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern that additional residents will become ill. The most recent cases involve 35 and 52 year-old males and 41 and 54 year-old females. Duval County has five confirmed cases of WNV in 2012. Symptoms of West Nile virus may include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and confusion.DOH continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito borne illnesses, including West Nile virus infections, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, malaria, and dengue. Residents of Florida are encouraged to report dead birds via the website http://www.MyFWC.com/bird. For more information on mosquito-borne illnesses, visit DOHs Environmental Public Health website at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/index.html or call your DCHD at 904-253-1850. Start Your Own Vegetables from Seed, Duval County Extension Office on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Please call Jeannie to register, 904 255-7450. Preregistration is required. Summertime in the City this Saturday August 25, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, at 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for any information. 26th Annual Rollin on the River Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show at The Jacksonville Landing, on Saturday, August 25, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.353.1188 for more information. LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! Tour, Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. For more information contact 904.396.MOSH. Golden Isles Arts and Humanities presents Jazz in the Park Featuring Just JAZZ QUARTET, on Sunday, August 26, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Neptune Park, St. Simons Island. Outdoor evening jazz concert. For info contact 912-262-6934, goldenislesarts.org. THE FIRST ANNUAL HAIR EXTRAVAGANZA, AMG Uptown, onMonday August 27, 2012, 525 W. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For mor information call 904.356.1081. Rock 'N' Blues Fest, thisMonday, August 27, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.355.2787 for all information. The Curious World of Patent Models at theMuseum of Science and History (MOSH),onTuesday, August 28, 2012, at 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.MOSH for all information. JAXUSA Partnership Luncheon Jaguars Kick Off, Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.630.4000 for all information. Matisyahu and The Dirty Heads, on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.355.2787 for all information. Auditions: RITZ SOUND & VOCAL PERFORMERS on Thursday, August 29th and 30, 2012, at the Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.632.5555. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. ATLANTA FALCONS, Everbank Field onThursday, August 30, 2012, at 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for any information. River Rally River City Blues Band, River City Brewing Company on Friday August 31, 2012, 835 Museum Cir., Jacksonville, FL 32207. (StatePoint) Nothing is more important than the health of your family. So when it comes to selecting the right heath care providers, it is vital to do careful research and come up with the right choices for you and your loved ones. When it comes to selecting a doctor, most of us are very particular and know what to look for. Things arent necessarily so clear when it comes to selecting other types of health practitioners, such as health care providers, rehab facilities, long-term care facilities and others. Its always important to equip yourself with some background knowledge and to use it to ask plenty of questions of any potential health provider or facility that will be treating you or a family member, says Paul Grace, President and CEO of the non-profit National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT). The experts at the NBCOT recommend these tips as you search for a certified health care provider: Ask if he or she is certified, and if so, by what board or authority. Certification and accreditation are designed to ensure that health professionals are qualified, capable, and prepared to perform the required services. Request documentation to confirm certification. Question the provider about his or her level of education, training and experience in the desired field. Inquire about any specialty certifications or other skills that might apply to your needs. Ask for references and perform independent research to determine suitability to provide the care. Finding the right rehabilitation or long-term care facility in the event of an injury or ailment is just as important as finding a health care provider. Always make sure facilities provide evidence that they are qualified to perform designated clinical activities and have met certain quality standards. Ask management if the facility is currently accredited, and if so, by what board or authority. Ask to see relevant documentation to confirm its commitment to excellence and evaluation. Ask about how the quality of care is measured and monitored by the facility. Check the benchmarks by which the facility is compared to on the regional and national level. Review client satisfaction surveys and perform independent research on each potential facility. When it comes to the health of your family, you dont want to cut any corners. Make sure you cover all bases and provide your family with the care they deserve. What To Know When Choosing Health Care Providers For Your Family Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Father, Strengthen Me with Your Great Love Heavenly Father, please hear me, I need your strength today, I know I need your comfort, Please hear me as I pray; I hurt so deeply inside until, Im unsure what to say, I need some intervention, Can you send more Faith my way? Every day I really feel like, The Devil has tried and won, What more can I tell you, Except you know how it all begun; The Bible says at Proverbs 3:5-6 to Trust in God (you) with all my Heart and do not lean on my own Understanding. In all my ways take Notice of (you) and you will make my Paths straight; Father, Father, O Heavenly Father, Tell me please, tell me please, How long O Heavenly Father must I wait? Thinking about your love and what you gave, Your loving Son died for me in so many ways, He humbled himself and a ransom he paid, My mere life I could never even trade; But I thank you Heavenly Father so much, For being my Almighty True God above, But I pray you will see your way to please, Father, strengthen me with your great love. Doretha Lynn M Lismore

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AUGUST 25, 2012 THESTAR NATURALNOTNAPPY: Brunswick Curlfriends Unite At Social By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The natural hair divas of Brunswick and nearby counties united last weekend when the Curlfriends girlfriends hosted a Chat and Chew social at the Corner Caf. Led by local chapter president Melissa Brown Wright (pictured right), the Curlfriends got together to embrace their choice of wearing their hair in natural styles and traded maintenance secrets. I am so excited and it was a lovely event! beamed Brown Wright who was overwhelmed with the response from the group. I actually started the local chapter of Curlfriends for my own purposes. I had decided to go natural and I wasnt sure if it was the right decision for me. I was getting frustrated and had spent a lot of time going over blogs and thought maybe I ought to just go on Facebook and meet up with local women to see what they could tell me about their natural journeys. So in May, we had the first meeting and we agreed to this second In August. We were so thrilled to have nearly 80 RSVPs and some 40 attendees. With even more ladies anticipating the next meeting in October, Brown Wright said that she was thrilled that attendees from neighboring counties reveled in the fact that they no longer had to travel all the way to Atlanta for similar meetings. She added that now, they all dont feel as if they are going though the natural hair journey alone. Its about being natural not nappy, she noted. From childhood, we are exposed to the debates of when our hair should be relaxed and we go through a lifetime of damaging it. We dont have a problem with women braiding, locking, twisting or whatever. We simply want them to refrain from putting chemicals in their hair.

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AUGUST 25, 2012 THESTAR Sharks ArenaBowl Reign Comes To EndPAGEB-4 Mrs. Ross Goes From Golden Girl To Diamond Doll With Diamond Win Jacksonville Jaguar Aaron Ross golden girl is now a diamond doll. Fresh off her Olympic wins, Sanya Richards-Ross ran the 400m at the DN Gala Diamond League meet in Stockholm last week. Event winners receive $40,000. Sanya Richards-Ross left London with gold when she anchored the womens 4x400M relay with Francena McCorory, Allyson Felix and DeeDee Trotter. She also secured an individual gold. The Jacksonville Sharks reign as defending ArenaBowl champions came to an end on Friday night, as early turnovers proved costly in the Sharks 89-34 loss to the Philadelphia Soul in front of 12,332 at Wells Fargo Center. The Sharks received the opening kickoff and immediately put points on the board, as quarterback Bernard Morris capped the drive with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Jeron Harvey. But in the middle of the first quarter, the game turned in Philadelphias favor, as three Shark turnovers led to a 38-0 Soul run that put the home team in front for good. Trailing 7-6 but with the ball in Soul territory, fullback Rendrick Taylor fumbled, allowing Philadelphia to take over. After a Soul touchdown, Morris then sacked on fourth down to set Philadelphia up with a short field. The Soul converted that field position into a touchdown before intercepting Morris on the first play of the Sharks next drive. Philadelphia scored yet again before recovering a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. When the dust settled, the Soul had taken control of the game, entering the locker room with a 45-12 halftime edge. The offensive star of the first half was Philadelphias Larry Brackins, who scored five touchdowns three receiving, two rushing on just six touches. Brackins pulled in all three of Dan Raudabaughs touchdown passes, then later hauled in a pair from Adam DiMichele and returned a kickoff for a touchdown to finish the night with eight scores. The Sharks came out of the locker room looking to swing momentum in their favor and forced a turnover on the Souls first third-quarter possession, as Charlie Hunt recovered a fumble at the Jacksonville three yard line. A few plays later, Morris went deep and hit Harvey for a 42-yard touchdown that was the third scoring connection between the two. Terrance Smith made an outstanding play later in the third quarter, jumping in front of a Raudabaugh pass for an interception that Smith easily returned for a touchdown. The interception was Smiths fourth in as many games since switching to defense toward the end of the regular season. On the Sharks final possession of the third, Morris cut through Philadelphia defenders for a 29-yard touchdown run. Ultimately, however, the Sharks early deficit proved to be too much to overcome. Philadelphia continued to force turnovers in the second half, as LaRico Stevenson hauled in an interception off of a tipped pass and returned it for a touchdown. Soul sack leader Bryan Robinson then broke through the Shark offensive line to bring down Morris for a safety. Despite the Sharks improved offensive play in the third, Philadelphia led 68-34 at the end of the frame. Morris completed 17 of his 29 throws for 199 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. He also ran for a game-high 50 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Harvey led all receivers with nine receptions for 141 yards and added three scores. It was Harveys sixth straight game with multiple touchdowns, and the receiver has now found the end zone 15 times in six career playoff games. Defensively, LaRoche Jackson led the way with 7.5 total tackles (seven solo), while Smith added six tackles of his own to go along with an interception, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. Defensive lineman Andre Caroll also forced a fumble, but for the second straight game the Sharks normally potent pass rush went without a sack. For Philadelphia, an efficient Raudabaugh went 15for-21 for 196 yards and three scores. DiMichele played the fourth quarter, going 5-of-6 for 52 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Brackins paced the Soul receiving corps with seven catches for 75 yards and five touchdowns, while Donovan Morgan and Emery Sammons each caught four passes for 75 and 65 yards, respectively. Ross, the AFLs leading rusher during the regular season, ran the ball five times for 23 yards and a score. Stevenson was the Souls standout defender, as he made a game-high eight tackles, forced a pair of fumbles, recovered a fumble and returned an interception for a touchdown. Robinson and Justin Warren each recorded a sack for Philadelphia. The loss moves the Sharks all-time playoff record to 4-2, as the team is now 1-1 in American Conference Championship games. This was the first time in team history that Jacksonville had played a team from the East Division in the postseason Jacksonville Jaguars To Host Regular-Season Game In United Kingdom In Each Of Next Four Years With interest in the NFL in the United Kingdom at an all-time high, the Jacksonville Jaguars have made a multi-year commitment to International Series games in London. The Jaguars will play one regular-season home game in the United Kingdom in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, all at Londons historic Wembley Stadium. The date of the 2013 game as well as the opposing team will be announced in the months ahead. Our goal is to continue to grow the game, and this commitment by the Jacksonville Jaguars represents a major step forward in our international efforts, said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. We have had a tremendously positive reaction to our sport in the U.K. and were excited that the Jaguars are seizing this opportunity to raise the profile for the team as well as the Jacksonville community. The NFL is committed to working with Shad Khan and the Jaguars in every respect to help them grow their brand and fan base through the NFL International Series and the many opportunities these games will offer. On October 11, 2011, NFL owners approved a resolution that authorized the league to schedule regular-season games in the U.K. in each of the next five years, including determining the number of games per season, the venue and the competing teams. All clubs were permitted to volunteer to play at least one regular-season game per year as a home team in the U.K. on an annual basis for up to five years, and the Jaguars proposal was selected. The Jacksonville Jaguars will play a total of four home games in London. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and team owner Shad Khan made the formal announcement Tuesday. In addition to the Jaguars 2013 game in London, the league is working to add a second game in the U.K. next year, with the intention of finalizing details in the coming months. The Jacksonville Jaguars will be a bold and ambitious NFL franchise, said Jaguars Owner Shad Khan. Playing a home game in London over four seasons is consistent with our vision to introduce and grow the Jaguars brand globally, and we're appreciative of the support from the Jacksonville business community to make this a reality and winning proposition for everyone. This is a priceless opportunity to share the business, tourism and lifestyle story of Jacksonville with international audiences, and I know it will give the Jaguars a unique and powerful identity within the league and beyond. Prior to the Jaguars debut in London in 2013, the 2012 NFL schedule will feature the St. Louis Rams hosting the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, October 28. Demand for tickets to this game has been tremendous, with all 65,000 placed on sale to date having sold out and the remaining tickets being made available to fans in September. The international series of regular-season games to date has contributed to increased NFL fan interest in the U.K., with a current fan base of 11 million, including more than two million avid fans, a 32 percent increase in the past two years. Television ratings have also shown tremendous growth with Sunday viewership of NFL games up 154 percent and the Super Bowl audience increased 74 percent since 2006 and the league has developed new and stronger business partnerships. Edward Waters College Kicks Off Football Season On Saturday By MIKEBONTS Edward Waters College begins the 2012 football season Saturday at home against the Skyhawks of Point University at 1 p.m. for President's Appreciation Day. This will be the first ever meeting with the Skyhawks who are in their second season as a varsity program and their first as a full member of the NAIA. The season features a 12-game schedule which is headlined by contests against six teams that are NCAA Division II or higher. QB Brandon Turman, a three year letterman from Thomson, Ga., is entering his senior season. Turman would be the first four-year starter at QB since former AllConference QB Kamau Leitner started from 2005-2008. Other top returning players include senior running back Phillip Teamer, senior defensive back Tony Goodman and sophomore linebacker Bernard Dawson. The Tigers were 5-5 and improved their total offensive stats in 2011, moving from an NAIA national ranking of 89th in 2010 to 53rd. The Tigers also improved their scoring offense last season, going from #88 (fifth to last) nationally in 2010 scoring 11.4 points per game, to a 2011 rank of #54 scoring 22.3 points per game. The Tigers' offense last season rushed for 2,017 yards, passed for 1,088 yards and scored 30 touchdowns. "We had a pretty good year offensively last season," said second year head coach Brad Bernard. "But I know that if we're going to go anywhere this season, we have to be caretakers of the football." Last season the Tigers posted their best NAIA total defense ranking since 2004 when EWC had the 22nd ranked defense. Defensive coordinator Lane Powell's defensive unit finished 34th in total defense last season, holding opponents to 29 points per contest. EWC also forced 26 turnovers, and had 14 sacks in 2011. "I spent a lot of time this spring on the defensive side of the ball," Bernard said. "As an offensive guy, I normally spend a good amount of time on that side of the ball, but I know that you don't win national championships without a quality defense."

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AUGUST 25, 2012 THESTAR PAGE B-5 First Lady Michelle Obama Joining ForcesStory by Marsha Dean Phelts Photos by Frank M. PowellFirst Lady Michelle Obama brightened up the Air Wolf Hangar at Mayport when she visited Jacksonville on Wednesday. In opening remarks the First Lady acknowledged the presence of Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Mayor Alvin Brown who were in the audience. Also spotted in the VIP section with our Congresswoman and Mayor were Senator Tony Hill, Representative Mia Jones, Ken Johnson, Michael Blaylock, and a distinguished group from the local Veterans Administration Office that included: Thomasina Scott, Greather Brown, Paul Bivens, Sarah Velasquez and Brad Walker and so many other military officials. Mrs. Obama also thanked the Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Captain, Command Master Chief and their spouses for hosting her visit. She gave a heartwarming "Shout Out" to Paul Andrews who was privileged to introduce her and to the extraordinary men and women in uniform, veterans and their families. Andrews shared his fortune to have been among those retired military who gained employment from the Joining Forces initiative. Wednesday at Mayport was a military moment with the First Lady, wife of our Commander and Chief, Barack Obama. Mrs. Obama talked of the challenge that President Obama made to American Businesses that he asked her and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice-President Joe Biden to take the lead in and tagged as the Joining Forces Program. The goal of Joining Forces was to provide within two years a business initiative that would retrain where needed and employ 200,000 military veterans and their spouses by 2013. Mrs. Obama was thankful and proud to announce the success of the program, which began in April 2011 with 2 companies and now has grown to 2000 companies across the country having employed or trained 125,000 military veterans. These companies have now pledged to hire a quarter of a million more veterans of that number, 50,000 include military spouses. Mrs. Obama shared with military families her commitment to support legislation that would allow nurses, doctors, real estate, teacher, and other professionals to be able to use their professional licenses in the states their families relocate to. Presently 26 states adopted transfer professional license or where licensed service providers can easily attain certification in the states where they relocate to due to transfers of their military spouses. Mrs. Obama stated, Today, again, I want to renew our challenge to those remaining 24 states to find their own solutions to insure that our military spouses can continue to provide for their families and practice the professions they love because more than anything else truly that is the story of Joining Forces thats why we started this effort. It is the stories of folks all across this country stepping up and doing everything they can to serve all of you as well as you have served this country. Thank you for your service to our country, you all make us so incredibly proud so let the work continue. Thank you, God bless. After speaking, First Lady Michelle Obama shook the hands of those seated in the rafters back drop and spoke with the audience. There was also a photo op for the hundreds who gathered. Jonathan Will, Mayor Alvin Brown City of Jacksonville Robert Trammell, DIAZ Eugene Anthony, and Mark Jannise Former Florida senator Tone Hill, Terry Robinson, Jeanine Michel, Michelle Reaves ,with Pure Radio AM 1320 and FM 103.7 Jacksonville's Christian Station Captain Mark Stevens, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Michael Blaylock Ken Johnson City of Jacksonville, State of Florida Rep Mia Jones, The Florida Star Marsha Phelts and Mayor Alvin Brown City of Jacksonville BMCS 5W Troy Green, ITC SW/EXW Charlotte Derricott, State of Florida Rep Mia Jones, DC3 SW CJ Baja, and QM SW R.J. Robinson

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The right to vote is not just a constitutional matter but a right borne out of struggle, out of sacrifice and a gift from the God. 2600 years ago God had his prophet say to every nation you must do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly before your God. 2000 years ago he had his Son say that the least of these must be at the center of public policy. Think for a moment where we are now here today...236 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 176 years since Texas revolted because they wanted to keep their slaves, 163 years since Harriet Tubman escaped slavery, 149 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, 147 years since the end of the Civil war, 118 years since the riots of Wilmington North Carolina to stop black political power, 108 years since the riots in Springfield Illinois, 68 years since Smith v. Allwright opened up primaries for black people, 68 years since Primus King was denied the right to vote in Georgia in a primary, 46 years after Barbara Jordan was the first African American to sit in the Texas Senate, 48 years since Fannie Lou Hamer said there comes a time when you get sick and tired of being sick and tired. 51 years since Dr. King said to the AFL CIO that the only voting platform that could transform America would be for blacks, poor whites and Latinos to learn how to work together, 49 years since the murder of Medgar Evers, 49 years since the March on Washington, 49 years since the bombing of four girls in a Birmingham church, 48 years since the signing of the Civil Rights Act, 47 years since Bloody Sunday, 47 years since the Voting Rights act, 47 years since Malcolm X was killed, 44 years since students at South Carolina State were massacred, 44 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King, 44 years since the signing of the Fair Housing Act, 43 years since conservatives dismantled the Office of Economic Opportunity, 43 years since my parents fought to integrate public schools, 3 years since Barack whose name means Praise the Lord was sworn in to be President of these United States. 1year since Troy Davis was murdered by the state, 4 months and 11 days since the shooting of Trayvon Martin, 4 months since the secret documents revealed by the National Organization on Marriage that they started the same sex marriage fight not for moral reasons but to split the black and LGBT community in order to defeat President Obama. We have been through too much and seen too much and fought for too much. If we ever needed to vote.......we need to vote right now! Not only have we been through too much, there's still too much to fight for...27.4% of African Americans in poverty. 12 million children red, yellow, black and white in poverty. 27 million Americans unemployed, 14% of African Americans unemployed. 49 million Americans uninsured. 1 out of every 5 African Americans uninsured. 1million African Americans incarcerated. Politicians can say "elect me and I'll take your healthcare" "elect me and I'll take your voting rights," "elect me and I'll take your social security," "elect me and I'll re=segregate your public schools," "elect me and I'll ignore your poverty" .and still get votes! Here we are 22 million African Americans eligible to vote and yet 8 million didn't vote 1% of the population controls 42% of the wealth. 10% of the population controls 93% of the wealth. Banks get bailouts from loans with our money with no interest and the banks turn around and lend us our money back with interest. These are critical times and we need to vote now. I don't know if Republicans are going to show up. I don't know if Democrats are going to show up but the sons and daughters of slaves we better the hell show up! Our parents did more with less than we have today; with less they beat slavery, with less they beat Jim Crow, with less they beat lynching, with less they beat the KKK, with less Harriet Tubman got 500 slaves out of slavery she didn't have email, she didn't have text, Facebook or Twitter..she didn't have [???] We must do more with more so from now until November email everybody you know. Tell them to show up and vote. Text everybody, tell them to show up. MySpace everybody, tell them to show up. Tell your friends on Facebook to show up. Call everybody you know and tell them to show up. When we do what we are supposed to do, God will show up. God will bless our efforts. He always has and He always will. When we work our faith, there are miracles and movements. Faith without works is destitute and devoid, but faith with works is dynamic and can change a destiny. Whenever we work our faith, God shows up. When Moses stretched out his rod, God showed up, the wind came down and the Red Sea opened up and the people crossed. When they marched around Jericho, God showed up, walls fell down, when David threw the rock, God showed up, Goliath came down, when Daniel went in the lions' den, God showed up, the lions calmed down, when Esther went to see the King, God showed up and evil plans were turned around, when a woman touched the hem of his garment, God showed up the blood disease stopped, when a boy gave the Lord fish and five loaves of bread, God showed up and a buffet showed up, when Jesus went to the cross God showed up, Satan's kingdom was torn down. Early Sunday morning resurrection happened and the angels had a holy ghost throw down, when Thurgood Marshall went to the Supreme Court and America's segregation was brought down, when Rosa Parks sat down, God showed up, Jim Crow had to step down. If we vote the tea party will be voted down. Every time we put our faith and our works together evil is shut down and God shows up! What's in your hands? Use what you gotGod will give you what you need! If we ever needed to vote we need to vote right now! "and God will show up! We had an excellent voter turnout in November 2008, lets do it again in 2012!!!!! The Florida Star was asked by some Jacksonville citizens to allow some vies to be presented weekly. We have agreed to do so wi th the understanding that the articles written would not promote violence or hate. Let it be known that the views and opinions expressed are not those of The Florida Star owner or staff. 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AUGUST 25, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 Thousands of students were accompanied by their fathers and father-figures on day one of the school year as part of the nationwide Million Father March. In fact, there were 6,478 father-figures that participated in this event. Duval Schools Kick Off School Year with Million Father March W E L C O M E B A C K S T U D E N T S

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AUGUST 25, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 MONEY: Seven Tips for Establishing Good Credit(StatePoint) Ally Wallet Wise, a financial education program from Ally Financial, offers some tips on taking better control of your finances and personal credit: 1. Make sure you know what is included in your credit report. It is important to review your credit report at least once per year to ensure there arent any mistakes and you have not been the victim of identity theft. Your credit report contains information about you and your payment history. Its collected and organized by a credit reporting agency and is available to those who are considering granting you credit. Your credit score is a number that reflects the information found in your credit report. You can obtain a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months by visiting www.AnnualCreditReport.com 2. Create a budget and stick to it. Understand needs versus wants and avoid using credit to buy things you cannot afford. 3. Pay your bills on time. Your payment history is one of the most important factors when determining your credit score. You are usually considered a good credit risk if you have a history of paying your bills on time. 4. Have a small amount of total debt. Make sure your total debt is not too large. If a large portion of your income each month is already committed to paying off other credit, creditors may be hesitant to extend you additional credit. 5. Dont have a lot of open credit. Excess open credit can result from having too many credit cards. While you may think having a lot of credit cards with high limits is a sign that you have good credit, creditors may look at your available credit as being a potential debt. In other words, creditors may believe too much open credit may lead you to overextend yourself in the future. 6. Only use a small amount of your total available credit. Creditors like to see that you use your credit with restraint using some but not maxing out your cards. 7. Showcase that you are stable and responsible. Creditors look for signs of stability and responsibility. Numerous changes in address and/or employment may hurt your rating. visit www.AllyWalletWise.com.

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AUGUST 25, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 Facts About Florida 1. Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks. You can hike through pristine Everglades National Park or ride on glass-bottom boats across Biscayne National Park. 2. Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America. 3. The name Punta Gorda, which means, "fat point" when translated from Spanish. The moniker was given to the city because a broad part of the land in Punta Gorda juts into Charlotte Harbor. The harbor itself is somewhat unique, as it is the point where the Peace River meets the ocean. 4. Orlando attracts more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the United States. 5. New England Congregationalists who sought to bring their style of liberal arts education to the state founded Rollins College, the oldest college in Florida, in Winter Park in 1885. 6. Cape Canaveral is America's launch pad for space flights. 7. Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is farther south. 8. A museum in Sanibel owns 2 million shells and claims to be the world's only museum devoted solely to mollusks. 9. The Benwood, on French Reef in the Florida Keys, is known as one of the most dived shipwrecks in the world. 10. Safety Harbor is the home of the historic Espiritu Santo Springs. Given this name in 1539 by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. He was searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth. The natural springs have attracted attention worldwide for their curative powers. 11. Niceville is home to the famous Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival celebrated the third weekend in October. 12. The United States city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater. 13. Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where the drink was first developed. 14. Young aviator Tony Jannus made history on January 1, 1914 when he flew the world's first scheduled passenger service airline flight from St. Petersburg's downtown yacht basin to Tampa. 15, Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola invented mechanical refrigeration in 1851. 16. Miami Beach pharmacist Benjamin Green invented the first suntan cream in 1944. He accomplished this development by cooking cocoa butter in a granite coffee pot on his wife's stove. 17. Neil Smith and his brother of Montverde developed the first Snapper riding lawn mower. 18. Key West has the highest average temperature in the United States. 19. The Saint John's River is one of the few rivers that flows north instead of south. 20. The largest lake in Florida is Lake Okeechobee. 21. May 20, 1970 Florida lawmakers passed and sent to the Governor a bill adopting the moonstone as the official state gem. Ironically, the moonstone is not found naturally in Florida...nor was it found on the moon. 22. In 1987 the Florida legislature designated the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) the official state reptile. Long an unofficial symbol of the state, the alligator originally symbolized Florida's extensive untamed wilderness and swamps. 23. Miami installed the first bank automated teller machine especially for rollerbladers. 24. Ybor City was once known as the Cigar Capital of the World with nearly 12,000 tabaqueros (cigar-makers) employed in 200 factories. Ybor City produced an estimated 700 million cigars a year at the industry's peak. 25. Plant City, the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World, holds the Guinness record for the world's largest strawberry shortcake. The 827 square-foot, 6,000 pound cake was made on Feb. 19, 1999 in McCall Park. 26. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a cable-stayed concrete bridge. Opened in 1987 the bridge coasts through the clouds at 190 feet above water. Its bright yellow support cables spread from the two center pillars. The structure gives drivers unobstructed view of the water during the 4.1 mile trip over Tampa Bay. 27. Nearly 80 percent of the states intake of sweet Atlantic white shrimp is harvested in Amelia Island waters. Two million pounds of shrimp are delivered to Fernandina docks annually. 28. A swamp such as the Fakahatchee Strand in the Everglades functions in three major ways. First, its vegetation serves as a filter to clean the water as it makes its slow journey southward. Secondly, it's a major habitat for wildlife and plant life. Finally, it actually prevents flooding by slowing down the flow of water after heavy rains. 29. DeFuniak Springs is home to one of the two naturally round lakes in the world. 30. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens at Delray Beach is the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the living culture of Japan. 31. Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America because the city has 185 miles of local waterways. 32. Fort Meade is the oldest settlement in Polk County. It dates back to 1849 when a settlement grew up around the United States Cavalry fort during the Seminole Indian Wars. 33. The Fred Bear Museum in Gainesville is a tribute to the accomplishments of Fred Bear a promoter of proper wildlife management and the founder of Bear Archery Company. 34. The Hawthorne Trail a part of Florida's Rails to Trails program and attracts many outdoor enthusiasts to walk, cycle, or ride horseback through its 17-mile length. 35. Just north of Haines City is the Baseball City Stadium the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals. Haines City is known as The Heart of Florida. *******************************************

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AUGUST 25, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 Recent survey reveals two-thirds of parents have taken advantage of back-to-school timeframe A new school year brings new surroundings and new social situations for many students, making it an ideal time for parents to talk with their teens about not drinking. Fortunately, many parents have taken advantage of the back-to-school timeframe, with two-thirds of parents (67 percent) in a recent survey saying theyve talked with their teens about drinking during the back-to-school season*. The online survey, conducted by Impulse Research for Anheuser-Busch, also revealed 88 percent of those parents felt their teens were receptive to the conversation. Separately, 67 percent of parents surveyed feel they have influence on their teens decisions about underage drinking and their teens listen to them. For those parents who havent yet talked with their kids about drinking, Anheuser-Busch offers a program called Family Talk About Drinking to help parents start the conversation and maintain an ongoing dialogue. Available at www.facebook.com/ABFamilyTalk, the page features a downloadable parent guide and forum for visitors to ask questions and share stories, as well as periodic live chats with certified parent coach MJ Corcoran, who helped Anheuser-Busch refresh the Family Talk program in 2011. As parents, we understand its not always easy to talk with our kids about underage drinking, but we also know from longstanding research that, as parents, we have the biggest influence on their decisions about drinking**, said Kathy Casso, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Anheuser-Busch. Family Talk is a great resource for parents that provides practical tips on how to have honest, realistic conversations with their children about underage drinking. Its a program many of us at Anheuser-Busch use with our kids. First launched more than 20 years ago, Family Talk was revamped in 2011 and now focuses on parenting stages teacher, facilitator and coach which help parents use and adapt their influence to help prevent underage drinking as their children grow and mature. Anheuser-Busch is committed to working with parents, educators, law enforcement officials, local businesses and many others to prevent underage drinking. In the past three decades, the company and its wholesalers have invested more than $930 million in advertising and community-based programs to promote responsible drinking and prevent underage drinking and drunk driving. Sources: *The online poll was conducted in July 2012 with a sample of 1,022 U.S. parents (men and women) with teenagers enrolled in high school or college. Poll participants were selected to closely match U.S. population demographics. The overall sampling error rate for this poll is +/ 3 percent at the 95 percent level of confidence. ** 2012 GfK Roper Youth Report developed from an Omniweb study of 1,007 Americans age 13-17, conducted February 2012 for Anheuser-BuschRodner Wright Appointed Interim Provost at FAMUFlorida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson announced today that he has appointed long-time dean in the School of Architecture Rodner Wright as the new interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Dean Wright has the experience and the vision to do an exceptional job in this post during the transition period, said FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson. I really look forward to working with him in this capacity as we focus on how we can make the 2012-2013 year, one of FAMUs best. He is a thoughtful and astute leader who is in tune with the academic tenor of this university. Wright has been dean and a member of the faculty of the FAMU School of Architecture since August 1996. During this same period, he has been an active board member of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects and the Tallahassee Chapter. From 1998-2001, he served on the National Architectural Accrediting Board, first as vice president and then as president. Since 1995, he has served on and/or chaired more than 16 accrediting and candidacy visits combined including a candidacy visit to American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates in 2008. I am clearly committed to this university and the success of our students, said Wright. I look forward to working with faculty, students, staff and Interim President Robinson as we all work to pursue academic excellence. Wright has chaired and served on numerous campus-wide committees at all levels. Most notably, he chaired the Organizational Analysis Taskforce consisting of more than 30 faculty and administrators, which contributed significantly to the universitys academic restructuring plan implemented in July 2011. Currently, he is the chair for the director of the Marching and Pep Bands Search Committee. Prior to coming to FAMU, he spent 11 years as a member of the faculty at Mississippi State University School of Architecture. While there he taught design and architectural delineation. Additionally, he served first as academic advisor, and then as associate dean. In 1992, he became the first African American to serve as president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Penn. and holds a B.S. degree in design from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture and Art and a M. Arch from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. Andrew Chin, who served as assistant dean of Architecture Programs, will serve as interim dean of the School of Architecture. BACK-TO-SCHOOL IS AN IDEAL TIME FOR PARENTS TO TALK WITH TEENS ABOUT drinking

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Man Beaten Unconscious During Failed Prescription Drug DealA man was arrested on multiple charges, including battery and burglary after beating the man who was trying to sell him prescription pills. A man named Garrett May wanted to make some extra money by selling some of his unwanted prescription medication. He told deputies that he received a telephone call from someone named Ralph Viola, who called to see if May had extra pills to sell. May took this opportunity and a meeting was arranged for a short time later. May drove to a grocery store parking lot and met with Viola and an unknown black male, later identified as 43-year-old James Grady Sr. May and Grady began discussing through the windows of their vehicles. As the financial details of the drug transaction were being negotiated, Grady became angry and May decided that he no longer wanted to complete the transaction. Grady then exited his vehicle, reached into Mays vehicle, and begin beating him profusely. May was finally able to exit his own vehicle through the passenger door, at which time Grady punched him in the face. The punch knocked May to the ground and caused him to lose consciousness. When May regained consciousness, both Viola and Grady were gone. Deputies were called to the scene and were able to talk to an individual that was parked in the immediate area and witnessed the incident. May was transported to the Hospital and received seven staples in the back of his head. Police were able to talk to Viola who then identified Grady as the suspect. Viola and Grady were said to be roommates. Grady was arrested and charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability, and burglary with assault or battery. He was also charged with felony violation of probation and is being held on $15,000 bond. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarAUGUST 25, 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. Teen Brings Gun to School A teen was arrested and found guilty for bringing a gun to a high school and threatening a security guard. 17-year-old Shyheim Morris brought a gun to school and gave it to another student who would use it in a robbery. Authorities were notified about a gun and when the gun was returned to Morris, he was approached by an unarmed security guard. Morris pulled the gun out and threatened the security guard. Police soon arrived and took action. Morris was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, possession of a firearm on school property, and possession of a firearm by a minor under 18. He is being held on $32,509 bond. Shyheim Morris James Grady Sr.

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C&J 2 THE STAR AUGUST 25, 2012 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. What Are Signs That Your Child Might Be At Risk On-line? Your child spends large amounts of time on-line, especially at night Most children that fall victim to computer-sex offenders spend large amounts of time online, particularly in chat rooms. They may go on-line after dinner and on the weekends. They may be latchkey kids whose parents have told them to stay at home after school. They go on-line to chat with friends, make new friends, pass time, and sometimes look for sexually explicit information. While much of the knowledge and experience gained may be valuable, parents should consider monitoring the amount of time spent on-line. Children on-line are at the greatest risk during the evening hours. While offenders are on-line around the clock, most work during the day and spend their evenings on-line trying to locate and lure children or seeking pornography. Your child receives phone calls from men you don't know or is making calls, sometimes long distance, to numbers you don't recognize While talking to a child victim on-line is a thrill for a computer-sex offender, it can be very cumbersome. Most want to talk to the children on the telephone. They often engage in "phone sex" with the children and often seek to set up an actual meeting for real sex. Your child turns the computer monitor off or quickly changes the screen on the monitor when you come into the room A child looking at pornographic images or having sexually explicit conversations does not want you to see it on the screen. What Should You Do If You Suspect Your Child Is Communicating With A Sexual Predator Online? Consider talking openly with your child about your suspicions. Tell them about the dangers of computer-sex offenders. Review what is on your child's computer. If you don't know how, ask a friend, coworker, relative, or other knowledgeable person. Pornography or any kind of sexual communication can be a warning sign. Monitor your child's access to all types of live electronic communications (i.e., chat rooms, instant messages, Internet Relay Chat, etc.), and monitor your child's e-mail. Computer-sex offenders almost always meet potential victims via chat rooms What Can You Do To Minimize The Chances Of An On-line Exploiter Victimizing Your Child? Communicate, and talk to your child about sexual victimization and potential on-line danger. Keep the computer in a common room in the house, not in your child's bedroom. It is much more difficult for a computer-sex offender to communicate with a child when the computer screen is visible to a parent or another member of the household. Teach your child the responsible use of the resources on-line. There is much more to the on-line experience than chat rooms. Instruct your children: to never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone they met online to never upload (post) pictures of themselves onto the Internet or on-line service to people they do not personally know to never give out identifying information such as their name, home address, school name, or telephone number Your Safety Nurse Punches 85-Year-Old Alzheimer Patient A woman working as a nurse was arrested and charged with battery on an 85-year-old Alzheimer resident. Police were dispatched to the facility when the risk manager reported an employee observed 43-year-old Liliane Stephen Victor hit the elderly resident in the right rear side of the head. The witness said two nurses were walking the resident to a chair at a table to be fed. One of the nurses walked away but said Victor used a bear hug to get the elderly resident to sit down. Victor then punched him in the head because he would not sit. Victor was removed from the facility and was placed on administrative leave while the investigation continued. When police met with Victor, she denied the allegations of hitting the 85-year-old man. Victor was arrested and taken to jail. Victor was charged with battery on a person 65-years or older. She remains on no bond. Liliane Victor Your Children and the Internet While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. There are individuals who attempt to sexually exploit children through the use of on-line services and the Internet. Some of these individuals gradually seduce their targets through the use of attention, affection, kindness, and even gifts. These individuals are often willing to devote considerable amounts of time, money, and energy in this process. They listen to and empathize with the problems of children. They will be aware of the latest music, hobbies, and interests of children. These individuals attempt to gradually lower children's inhibitions by slowly introducing sexual context and content into their conversations. There are other individuals, however, who immediately engage in sexually explicit conversation with children. Some offenders primarily collect and trade child-pornographic images, while others seek face-to-face meetings with children via on-line contacts. It is important for parents to understand that children can be indirectly victimized through conversation, i.e. "chat," as well as the transfer of sexually explicit information and material. Computer-sex offenders may also be evaluating children they come in contact with on-line for future face-to-face contact and direct victimization. Parents and children should remember that a computer-sex offender can be any age or sex the person does not have to fit the caricature of a dirty, unkempt, older man wearing a raincoat to be someone who could harm a child.

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Man Murders Girlfriend But Fails to Burn Crime Scene Phoenix, AZ21-year-old Dwandarrius Robinson called 911 at about 4:30 p.m. to report a fire in his apartment and that he was not sure if his girlfriend, Shaniqua Hall, 21, was in the apartment. According to repots, Hall was pregnant with Robinsons child and they also had a 2-year-old daughter together. When firefighters came, they found a small fire and quickly put it out. They then found the body of Hall in a bedroom handcuffed and her feet tied with duct-tape. Accelerant was also found poured over her. Robinson was found out in the apartment complexs courtyard with his 2-year-old daughter. Detectives determined that Hall was murdered but when Robinson was interviewed, he denied being involved in the murder and said that the duct tape was for a box project and the lighter fluid was for a barbecue they would have in a few days. When they found the keys for the handcuffs, he told them it was for his security work. Police found out he actually was a security guard and he had two pairs of handcuffs. Robinsons story about the incident was that he went to run errands with his daughter and discovered the fire when he returned. He then said that he went to his car to wait for authorities to call and did not want to risk his life or the child in the fire. Family members said there have been problems in the relationship involving money. You could just feel the tension in the air between the two of them, said a neighbor. Robinson was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of arson of an occupied structure, and one count of kidnapping. The daughter was put in the care of Halls family. AUGUST, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Two Men Switch Seats During Chase With 11-Year-Old inCar Two men were arrested for switching seats behind the wheel during a chase with an 11-year-old in the vehicle. At around 6 p.m., an officer noticed the extremely tinted windows of the car Vernon Watkins, 32, was driving. When the officer attempted to pull the car over by turning on the emergency lights, Watkins made a U-turn and sped off. The officer chased after the vehicle as it flew over speed bumps, driving up to 75 mph. The chase was ended after the car ran a stop sign before crashing into a vehicle that was towing a trailer, then spun out and came to a stop. According to reports, the man in the passengers seat, Gerald James, 29, was said to have asked Watkins to switch with him and both men switched seats as the car was still being driven. The 11-year-old boy in the back seat was James stepson who was asleep, but woke up when the chase started. The child also confirmed that he saw the two men change seats. James was said to have told police that he did not drive. Both men were arrested and face a felony charge of recklessly eluding deputies at a high speed. James was also charged with child neglect without great bodily harm, a felony, and driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Parents Leave Child in Casino Hotel to go toParty The parents of a 20-month-old child were arrested after leaving the toddler in a Hard Rock Hotel room to go eat and drink. Natalie Fouche, 30, and Albert Owens, 36, had put their child to bed and unplugged the telephone so that he would not be bothered. The couple left to celebrate the birthday of the father. A casino security supervisor received an alert that the telephone in a room had been unplugged from the wall socket. As standard procedure, an automatic security check had to be conducted. The supervisor found the child asleep in the room and waited about 20 minutes before calling the police and the parents of the child returned 45 minutes later to the room, where they were met with police. The parents admitted to police that they had left the child for at least 45 minutes to eat and drink at the casino. Fouche is a nursing student and Owens was said to have been unemployed. Both parents were arrested for one count of cruelty toward a child. They remain in jail on $1,000 bond. Daycare Workers Run Toddler Fight Club Dover, DelawareThree women who worked at a daycare center were arrested after police came across a disturbing video of toddlers being encouraged to fight each other. The video was recorded from a cell phone and showed two 3year-olds fighting. It also showed one of the children running to one of the adults for protection, but instead was pushed back into the fight. At one point one of the children cries and yells, Hes pinching me, and the daycare worker responds by saying, No pinching, only punching. The two children were forced to fight as other children watched. The video came to an officers attention as he was investigating an unrelated case online and the video is not being shown to the public. Police arrested Tiana Harris, 19, Lisa Parker, 47, and Estefania Myers, 21. They were all charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangering, and conspiracy for the incident. They are being held on $10,000 bond. The children did not sustain any serious injuries, but the fights still looked painful to them. The police department arranged a meeting with parents of children of the daycare and helped them to find other daycare centers. The daycare has had its license suspended pending a hearing. Natalie Fouche Albert Owens Vernon Watkins Gerald James Harris Parker Myers

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C&J 4 THE STAR AUGUST 25, 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: Kabrina M. Cradle Age: 14 Weight: 138 lbs Last seen: 8/04/12 Name: Kiara Taneesha George Age: 16 Weight: 180 lbs Last seen: 8/15/12 Name: Malik J. Taylor Age: 14 Weight: 204 lbs Last seen: 8/07/12 Name: Kiyona Marshea Robinson Age:17 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 8/01/12 Name: Alneisha Grimes Age: 14 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 7/31/12MOSTWANTED MurderSuspectPolice responded to a location in reference to a person shot. The victim had been shot multiple times by four suspects and was transported to a local hospital where he died. The name of the suspect is Corey Bright. He is 32 years old, 5 10, and weighs 210 pounds. Suspect Bright was identified along with three other co-defendants as one of the shooters. A warrant for the arrest of Corey Bright has been issued for Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. fforts to locate Corey Bright have been futile and he is believed to be hiding out with the knowledge that he is wanted for Murder. Suspect Bright should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with any information about location of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Winton AllenOffense:Fraud Rental Property Name: Jovan Demario Abrams Offense:Attempted Lewd Lascivious Molestation Name: Antreon AndersonOffense: Carrying Concealed Weapon Name:Tawanda L. Baker Offense: Credit Card Fraud, Forgery