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

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

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The Presidents speech i ncluded a set of goals for our country. But when all is said and done … when you pick up that ballot to vote … you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. Over the next few years, big decisions will be made in Washington, on jobs and the economy; taxes and deficits; energy and education; war and peace … decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and our childrens lives for decades to come. On every issue, the choice you face wont be just between two candidates or two parties. It will be a choice between two different paths for America. A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future. I wont pretend the path Im offering is quick or easy. I never have. You didnt elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. It will require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one. And by the way … those of us who carry on his partys legacy should remember that not every problem can be remedied with another government program or dictate from Washington. Former President Clinton outlined the misinformation that has been coming from the other parties regarding those matters important to the middle class, women, persons in love, our health and our safety. Mrs. Obama made so many of us shed tears, especially women who enjoy seeing real love. Vice President Biden showed his heart is in his position, his family and his country. The bottom line, it was not a question of what we must do as Americans if we really love this country. President Obama said it all, when he stated, Where is the change? You are the change. When you give him the four more years needed to complete the job, you will make the job easier because he will have the faith to continue and America will move forward. It wont be quick and it wont be easy, but it will happen. 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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Hqtogt"32/{gct"Dncem"Iktn Htkgpf"Dwuvgf"kp"3;;; Grammy Award Winner Chris Brown joined Jenesse and its youth advocate group The Change to host a special Back to School Fall Festival to support Jenesse kids in Los Angeles. The day was a fun filled experience for children and their parents who have been impacted by domestic violence. The exciting interactive experience gave families a chance to bond with each other in a fun setting, to meet and connect with Chris on a one-on-one basis and to celebrate the end of summer and prep for a fresh start and positive new school year. Jenesse Center is a national non-profit domestic violence intervention and prevention organization that provides a holistic, comprehensive program to nurture victimized families back to a place of mental, financial, physical and emotional well-being. Uvcvgogpv"ocfg"d{"W0"U0"Ugpcvqt Dknn"Pgnuqp."*F+"Hnqtkfc Rtgukfgpv"Qdcoc"ykvj"hqtogt"Rtgukfgpv"Dknn"Enkpvqp."cdqxg="Otu0"Qdcoc"cpf vq"vjg"tkijv."Xkeg"Rtgukfgpv"Lqg"Dkfgp"/"Cnn"ygtg"gzvtcqtfkpct{"kp"vjgkt"rtgugpvcvkqpu0 Uvcvg"Tgrtgugpvcvkxg"Okc"Lqpgu"cpf"jwu/ dcpf."Igqtig"Fcxku."fgngicvgu0 Rep. Paul Ryans extreme anti-choice record shows just how serious a threat Mitt Romneys presidency would be for women,Ž Keenan said. He has cast 59 votes on reproductive rights while in Congress and not one has been pro-choice. Rep. Ryan has also repeatedly voted to defund family-planning programs and supported the Let Women Die Bill,Ž which would allow hospitals to refuse to provide a woman emergency, lifesaving abortion care, even if she could die without it. It comes as no surprise that Romney would choose a like-minded running mate who is just as out of touch with our nations values and priorities as he is. The Romney-Ryan ticket is dangerous to womens health.Ž Deneeta Pope and Ryan became a couple when they met at Miami University of Ohio, which is located in Oxford. The couple dated for about 10 years, according to TMZ. Pope, who has since been married twice, lives in Chicago, reports TMZ. Fgpggvc"Rqrg."T{cpu‘"gz/ iktnhtkgpf"ugtxgf"7"oqpvju"kp rtkuqp"ceeqtfkpi"vq"VO\0 Tqopg{/"Eqpvkpwgf"qp"C/5 Vwvw"Uc{u"Dwuj"cpf"Dnckt Ujqwnf"Dg"Vtkgf"hqt"Tqngu"kp Ktcs"Yct South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote in a British newspaper that former President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be tried by the International Criminal Court of Justice in the Hague, the Netherlands, for their roles in the Iraq War. Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, charged that Bush and Blair used false reports, alleging that Iraq President Sadam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction when he had none. In the article, which was published in the Sunday edition of The Observer, Tutu charged that Bushs and Blairs false allegations were used as a pretext for the war that killed 103,160 to 113,728 Iraqi citizens. The immorality of the United States and Great Britains decision to invade Iraq in March 2003 was premised on the lie that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, and instead of bringing peace, democracy or harmony to the region, it has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history,Ž Tutu wrote. He noted that the world now faces the specter of war in Syria and Iran. Syria is now involved in a civil war and some U. S. politicians have called for an invasion of Iran. Ctejdkujqr"FguoqpfVwvw

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Audrey Riley, died September 1, 2012. AKINS, Harold Thomas, Jr., 91, died August 28, 2012. ALEXANDER Emily Martha, died August 29, 2012. ALLEN Wycliff, died August 29, 2012. ANDREWS, Deshon Lavar, 35, died August 27, 2012. BELL, Central, died August 28, 2012. BIERHORST, Lt. Cdr. Gordon W., USN (Ret), 92, died August 28, 2012. BROWN, Willie, 78, died September 2, 2012. BRYANT, Kenneth Lee, Sr., died August 22, 2012. BUSH, Oscar Edward, Jr., 60, died August 22, 2012. BYRD, Allen, 55, died August 29, 2012. CECIL, Elizabeth Ann, 92, died September 1, 2012. CHAIRES Thomas, 71, died August 30, 2012. CLARY, David, 68, died August 30, 2012. COOKS, Charles Bernard, died August 31, 2012. COOPER, Master Johnny, died August 31, 2012. CORBETT, Ronald Edgar, 70, died August 28, 2012. CRAWFORD, Wilma S., 93, died August 31, 2012. ESTRADA Deborah, 52, died September 2, 2012. EVERETT, Elise, 75, died September 3, 2012. FRANK Margaret Pat, 70, died August 29, 2012. FRASSETTO, Mary D., 87, died September 2, 2012. GOEKE Irving H., 77, died September 2, 2012. GRAY, Infant Garland Mae, died August 31, 2012. GREEN Jessica Louise, 30, died August 27, 2012. GREEN, Marquita, 50, died August 24, 2012. HALLBACK, Tallie B., 87, died September 1, 2012. HARTLEY, Joseph Conant, died August 27, 2012. HELENBOLT, Marshall, died August 31, 2012. HENDRICK Bernice, 89, died September 2, 2012. HUMPHREY, Leeann Page, 60, died August 31, 2012. HUNTER Estelle, 58, died August 25, 2012. HUTCHINSON Carol, 97, died September 2, 2012. JACKSON, JaNay Felicia, 17, died August 28, 2012. JAMISON, Martha Brown, died August 21, 2012. JENKINS, Eartha, died August 28, 2012. JOHNSON Barbara Lee, 76, died August 27, 2012. JOHNSON, Susan B., 42, died August 26, 2012. JONES, Barbara, died August 28, 2012. JONES, John Lee, 87, died August 29, 2012. JONES, Norman Lewis, 74, died September 1, 2012. LANKFORD Gloria June, 81, died September 4, 2012. LIAS Lucy, died August 28, 2012. MARSHALL Willie, died September 4, 2012. McDANIEL Akins, died August 29, 2012. MICHEL Christian, died August 30, 2012. MULLER, David, died August 28, 2012. PARKER Roberta, 86, died August 29, 2012. POTICNY, Jean Catherine, 90, died August 31, 2012. ROBERTS VivienneCundiff, 88, died August 29, 2012. RUH, Gladys, 84, died August 28, 2012. SELF, Ralph, 79, died September 3, 2012. SHORTER, Velma T., 80, died September 3, 2012. SIMMONS Donella M., died August 27, 2012. SIMMONS Maurine T. 83, died August 27, 2012. SMITH Oscar Ellis, Jr., 74, died August 29, 2012. STEWART-Rowe Paula L., died August 28, 2012. TAYLOR Gertrude G. (Trudy), died August 31, 2012. THORNTON Wade, 62, died September 3, 2012. THOMLINSON, Jaclyn Nicole, 28, died September 1, 2012. WARD, John H., died August 29, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS CHEEK, Walter Robert, 75, died August 29, 2012. HOLMES, John Brannen, 51, died August 28, 2012. KNIPPERS, James David, 49, died August 29, 2012. PALMER, Zela Mae H., died August 26, 2012. PRICE, Walter A., 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 8, 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 8, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 TMZ, the celebrity news website, reported that a grand jury in November 1999 indicted Pope for allegedly swindling Ernst & Young out of $77,000. She pled guilty to a lesser charge of inflating expense reports, fabricating receipts and turning in phony invoices. Ryan married Janna Little, a tax attorney, in December 2000. The Ryans live in Janesville with their three children Elizabeth Anne, Charles Wilson, and Samuel Lowery. Ryan is a Catholic and is a member of St. John Vianney's Church The main concern one would have is why is he so stuck on this is a mans world, and women should not have rights, even though his relationships have been with professional women. His beliefs against women are most strong. Who could vote for Romney with him as his main partner? Vjg"uvqt{"qh"c"Dncem"yqocp"yjq"mknngf"jgt"yjkvg nqxgt.""c"Hnqtkfc"rj{ukekcp0""Dg"vjgtg."Vjwtufc{. Ugrvgodgt"35"cv"8<52"r0o0."Lcemuqpxknng Tqopg{"/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-4THE STARSEPTEMBER 8, 2012 FAMU Journalism Students Cover Democratic National ConventionPhoto caption: Florida A&M University journalism students Courtney Wallace (left) and Lenneia Batiste are providing news coverage of the Democratic National Convention under the leadership of CBS Harold Dow Visiting Professor Benjamin Davis.Charlotte, N.C. … Florida A&M University (FAMU) students Lenneia Batiste and Courtney Wallace will provide daily news updates for FAMU student media outlets during the Democratic National Convention Sept. 4 through 6 in Charlotte, N.C. We are delighted that our students and the CBS Harold Dow Visiting Professor Benjamin Davis will be on the convention floor to capture this historic convention,Ž said FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communications Dean Ann Wead Kimbrough. Because of logistical issues we were not able to get students to the Republican National Convention.Ž Courtney Wallace, a journalism student from Galesburg, Ill., said, Im ecstatic. I never thought I would have this honor. Im very blessed. Well be producing from the field and on the convention floor of the DNC. Well be sending packages, articles and pictures back to Professor Horton and the News 20 at Five team, Famuan editors and radio spots.Ž Batiste, a former FAMU TV 20 news anchor from Atlanta who is expected to earn her masters degree in journalism in December, said, the multimedia plan is to really inform our viewers and help them become better informed voters. Well highlight some of the key platforms. For example, were planning to do stories on immigration, voter ID laws, same sex marriage and the Medicare debate.Ž She added, This is a highlight of my career. This means a lot to me. Ive never had this opportunity. To be among politicians and to see the president speak will be something Ill treasure for my entire career.Ž In 2011, Batiste won a Florida AP award for best light feature for her package titled Diamond.Ž Davis said, This is a great opportunity for FAMU to send our students into real world journalism. Theyll learn more in three days than they can six months on the job.Ž The students work will be available online at www.famutvnews.com and www.thefamuanonline.com. Viewers are encouraged to tune in to the live newscast at 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m. on FAMU TV 20 via Comcast. FAMU TV 20 reaches more than 80,000 households via Comcast. Ronald Bayles Photojournalist Cedric and Arsie Hairston, and Ndidi Noel Jacksonville Art Walk August 2012 Tyi Jones and Rosive Wathson III Register To Vote Marsha Hatcher Fine Artist Travis Willis Marco Coleman Jacksonville Jaguars, and Ann Willis Pam Barnett Charles Grigs, Amber Greene, Jamaica Reddick, and Shirley Edwards Joel Gordon, Latarsha Gordon, and Rodney Williams Juanita Powell Williams, William Bill Green, and Gwen Lee Green Jacksonville Jaguars Marie Marfia Brittany Webber Edible Arrangements Lauren Little, Janay Milton, and Alisha Halback Markesha Fuller, Ricki Johnson, Onika W, Takaiya Fuller Jennetter Brook and Shannon Dixon

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-5 Vjg"Rqnkvkecn"Eqpxgpvkqpu"/"Fqp‘v"dg"Okungf"/"Igv"vjg"Hcevu Vjg"Fgoqetcvke"Rncvhqto Vjg"Tgrwdnkecp"Rncvhqto Four years ago, Democrats, independents, and many Republicans came together as Americans to move our country forward. We were in the midst of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the previous administration had put two wars on our nations credit card, and the American Dream had slipped out of reach for too many. Today, our economy is growing again, al-Qaeda is weaker than at any point since 9/11, and our manufacturing sector is growing for the first time in more than a decade. But there is more we need to do, and so we come together again to continue what we started. We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth … the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us. This election is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties, but between two fundamentally different paths for our country and our families. Rebuilding Middle Class Security We cant just cut our way to prosperity. We must out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build the world. We need an economy that creates the jobs of the future and makes things the rest of the world buys … not one built on outsourcing, loopholes, or risky financial deals that jeopardize everyone, especially the middle class. Putting Americans Back to Work The Democratic Party have cut taxes on American workers and businesses and made sweeping reforms to the unemployment system to help get people back to work. We continue to fight for relief for the long-term unemployed, including a ban on hiring discrimination against the unemployed and a reformed and expanded universal worker training proposal to provide more training and job search assistance to all displaced workers regardless of how they lost their job. The Presidents plan includes many measures that have long had bipartisan support. The Middle Class Bargain Middle Class Tax Cuts. President Obama and Democrats in Congress cut taxes for every working family, putting more money in the pockets of Americans who need it most. Health Care We believe accessible, affordable, high quality health care is part of the American promise, that Americans should have the security that comes with good health care, and that no one should go broke because they get sick. Over the determined opposition of Republicans, we enacted landmark reforms that are already helping millions of Americans, and more benefits will come soon. Stabilizing the Housing Market and Hard-Hit Communities. Expand the successful neighborhood stabilization efforts in his American Jobs Act. Social Security and Medicare. Every American deserves a secure, healthy, and dignified retirement. Committed to preserving that promise for this and future generations. An Economy that Out-Educates the World and Offers Greater Access to Higher Education and Technical Training. Cutting Waste, Reducing the Deficit, Asking All to Pay Their Fair Share Economy Built to Last All-of-the-Above Energy Policy. Out-Building and Out-Innovating the Rest of the World. Betting on American Manufacturing and the American Automobile Industry. Insourcing. Out-Building the Rest of the World. Out-Innovating the Rest of the World. Standing Up for Workers. Helping Small Business. Opened Markets All Over the World for American Products. America Works When Everyone Plays by the Same Rules Wall Street Reform 21st Century Government: Transparent and Accountable Lobbying Reform and Campaign Finance ReformGreater TogetherStrengthening the American Community Immigration. Families. Supporting Troops, Military Families, and Veterans. Americans with Disabilities. Faith. Rural Communities and Agriculture Agriculture Tribal Sovereignty Puerto Rico Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Arts and Culture. Protecting Rights and FreedomsCivil Rights. Women. Protecting A Womans Right to Choose. Voting Rights. District of Columbia. Freedom to MarryEnsuring Safety and Quality of LifeCities and Metro Areas. Poverty Public Safety, Justice, and Crime Prevention Service, Volunteerism, and Social Innovation. Environment. Stronger in the World, Safer and More Secure At Home Responsibly Ending the War in Iraq Disrupting, Dismantling, and Defeating Al-Qaeda Responsibly Ending the War in Afghanistan Preventing the Spread and Use of Nuclear Weapons Reducing Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles. Preventing Nuclear Proliferation. The Key Elements JOB CREATION : It states that the best jobs program is economic growth. We do not offer yet another made-in-Washington package of subsidies and spending to create temporary or artificial jobs. Ž SMALL BUSINESS: The GOP pledges to reform the tax code to make it easier for businesses to generate more capital and create more jobs. TAXES : We reject the use of taxation to redistribute income, fund unnecessary or ineffective programs or foster the crony capitalism that corrupts both politicians and corporations.Ž It says a Republican administration would extend the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, pending reform of the tax code. It says the party would strive to eliminate taxes on interest, dividends and capital gains altogether for lowerand middle-income taxpayers. It also would work to repeal the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax. The party backs constitutional amendments to balance the federal budget and require a super majority for any tax increases. MARRIAGE : The platform affirms the rights of states and the federal government not to recognize same-sex marriage. It backs a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. VOTER INTEGRITY : Voter fraud is a political poison,Ž the platform says. It praises legislation to require photo identification for voting and to prevent election fraud. GUN CONTROL : The party says it opposes legislation intended to restrict Second Amendment rights by limiting the capacity of clips or magazines or otherwise restoring the assault weapons ban passed during the Clinton presidency. ABORTION : The party states that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.Ž It opposes using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or to fund organizations that perform or advocate abortions. It says the party will not fund or subsidize health care that includes abortion coverage. ENERGY : The party is committed to domestic energy independence and an all-ofthe-aboveŽ energy policy, backing the exploration and development of the Outer Continental Shelf and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It criticizes the Obama administration for picking winners and losers in the energy sector and expresses support for new coal-fired plants that will be low-cost, environmentally responsible and efficient.It adds: We will end the EPAs war on coal and encourage the increased safe development in all regions of the nations coal resources.Ž It calls on Congress to prohibit the EPA from moving forward with new greenhouse gas regulations that will harm the nations economy and threaten millions of jobs over the next quarter century.Ž MEDICARE and MEDICAID: The platform pledges to move both Medicare and Medicaid away from the current unsustainable defined-benefit entitlement model to a fiscally sound defined-contribution model.Ž It supports a Medicare transition to a premium-support model with an income-adjusted contribution toward a health plan of the enrollees choice. Age eligibility in Medicare must be made more realistic in light of longer life spans. Medicaid services for low income people would be transformed into a block grant program in which the states would be given the flexibility to determine the best programs for their residents. IMMIGRATION: The platform makes clear that we oppose any form of amnesty for those who, by intentionally violating the law, disadvantage those who have obeyed it.Ž It demands that the Justice Department halt lawsuits against Arizona, Alabama and other states that have enacted tough measures against illegal immigrants. It says federal funding should be denied to universities that provide in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants. It advocates making English the official national language. HEALTH CARE: It states that a Republican president on his first day in office would use his waiver authority to halt progress in carrying out the health care act pushed through by President Barack Obama and that Republican victories in November would guarantee that the act is never implemented. It proposes a Republican plan based on improving health care quality and lowering costs and a system that promotes the free market and gives consumers more choice. EDUCATION: Republicans support consumer choice, including home schooling, local innovations such as single-sex classes, full-day school hours and year-round schools. It says Republicans renew their call for replacing family planning programs for teens with abstinence education which teaches abstinence until marriage as the responsible and respected standard of behavior.Ž DEFENSE: The platform says Republicans are the party of peace through strengthŽ and support the concept of American exceptionalism … the conviction that our country holds a unique place and role in human history.Ž It criticizes the current administration for its weak positions toward such countries as North Korea, China and Iran and its reductions in military spending. The Republican national military strategy restores as a principal objective the deterrence using the full spectrum of our military capabilities.Ž Moving America Forward Eqpvkpwcvkqp"qh"Vjg"Fgoqetcvke"Rncvhqto Eqwpvgtkpi"Gogtikpi"VjtgcvuCybersecurity. Biological Weapons. Climate Change. Transnational Crime. Uvtgpivjgpkpi"Cnnkcpegu."Gzrcpfkpi"Rctvpgtujkru."cpf"Tgkpxkiqtcvkpi Kpvgtpcvkqpcn"Kpuvkvwvkqpu Europe. Asia-Pacific, The Middle East. The Americas. Africa, The United Nations Rtqoqvkpi"Inqdcn"Rtqurgtkv{"cpf"Fgxgnqrogpv Addressing the Global Financial Crisis. Free and Fair Trade. Advancing Global Development. Combating HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Ockpvckpkpi"vjg"Uvtqpiguv"Oknkvct{"kp"vjg"Yqtnf Cfxcpekpi"Wpkxgtucn"Xcnwgu Uvcpfkpi"wr"hqt"Yqogp‘u"Tkijvu"Ctqwpf"vjg"Inqdg0" Eqodcvkpi"Jwocp"Vtchhkemkpi0" Ic{"Tkijvu"cu"Jwocp"Tkijvu0" Kpvgtpgv"Htggfqo The United States continues to move forward towards a future of strong and sustained growth. Thanks to the leadership of President Obama and Democrats around the country, were fighting back from the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression by making investments to create jobs, grow the middle class, and lay the foundations for an economy that out-educates, out-builds, and out-innovates the rest of the world. Today, America is both stronger and safer than it was four years ago. Now, we must continue the work weve started so that the United States of America never fails to meet the tests of our time.

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT Last week from Thursday, August 23 rd through Saturday, August 25 th; The 2012 Merge Summit convened at the famed and historic Millennium Biltmore Hotelin downtown Los Angeles. The Merge is the brainchild of its founder and Chairperson Bi Dr. Holly Carter, founder of Releve Entertainment and co-founder, co-chairperson Robi Reed, VP, Talent and Casting, Original Programming, BET Networks. The Merge Summit is designed to provide a platform for promising Christian talent to interface, glean from, and partner with leaders in the entertainment industry. Conference attendees will interact in thought provoking and career inspiring settings with well-known entertainment executives, talent, and artists. The hope is that attendees will walk away with information that will encourage, enrich and empower them in their individual fields of pursuit. The Confab lived up to every expectation the attendees came to seek and more. Both days saw overflow, capacity crowds who packed master classes, workshops and showcases while networking and hob-knobbing with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry from major film studio heads, producers, writers, actors, music artist, attorneys, managers, agents and industry administrators. Some of the over twenty workshops and master classes included How to Brand Yourself, Alternative Distribution, Building A Legendary Career, Public Relations, Creating Hit Music, Music Business Panel, Digital Marketing, Film Producing, a Directors Panel and many others. Their was also an Awards Luncheon co-hosted by Shaun Robinson and Bishop Lester Love that Honored Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tony Waller, Sr. Director, Constituent Relations, Wal-Mart and DeVon Franklin, SVP, Production, Columbia Pictures. BET held a Music MattersŽ Showcase which was standing room only. For those who were lucky enough to get in on it, The Merge Summit offered private, closed door by appointment only, Exclusive Speed Mentoring and ConnectingŽ with the whos who of the entertainment industry. Somebody in this group more than likely left the Merge Summit with a career changing opportunity. After each class and workshop session, attendees would assemble in the main corridor of the hotel to discuss what had been covered while networking and meeting new friends. Who knows, some of these new acquaintances may even become future associates. The main attraction of the entire Merge Summit was the master workshop with superstar, Two-time Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington being moderated by Merge Summit Co-Founder Robi Reed. The ballroom was packed to capacity. Washington gave a detailed rundown of his humble beginnings and his rise to the top of the game. One of the things he emphasized to the crowd that his friend and mentor two-time Oscar winning actor Sydney Poitier said to him as an up and coming actor was that your first four or five films will largely determine the direction your film career will go so chose wisely even if it means turning down a big paycheck. Washington emphatically stressed that if the role dose not feel right to you deep inside for what ever reason be it spiritual, moral, ethical or whatever, dont take it, even if you are starving. As he succinctly put it, what God has for you is for you! He also noted that God answers prayer and sometimes the answer is no! Washington regaled the crowd with personal stories that had the room in stitches laughing and some were sad. He answered questions from the crowd and held the full attention of that ballroom from start to finish with a concluding standing O!Ž As with the annual tradition of the Merge Summit, they held their event closing Freedom Gospel Concert which featured performances by Mali Music, Lecrae, B. Reith, Myesha Chaney, Tasha Cobbs and Kingdom Business. It was a packed affair as well. For information on next years Merge Summit in Los Angeles, go to www.themergesummit.com It is well worth the sacrifice to get here no matter where you live. The 2012 Merge Summit Is A Resounding Success!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo Courtesy of The Merge Summit Rych McCain Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookTV : Soul Man is a new sitcom on the TV Land Network starring Cedric The E, Niecy Nash, John Beasley, Wesley Jonathan and Jazz Raycole. The show airs Wednesdays 10/9C. The network sponsored a screening of the show last Sunday at FAME (First AME Church) in Los Angeles. The cast and a host of celebs were in attendance. There was a Q&A session with the cast following the screening and a reception with plenty of delicious food and fellowship. Meanwhile, on the Oxygen Network, four absolutely gorgeous ladies are starring on a new reality show titled Girlfriend Confidential LA.Ž Most young women know that while boyfriends come and go as fast as trends do, girlfriends are forever. In the new series Girlfriend Confidential: LA,Ž viewers will follow four beautiful and successful friends as they help one another navigate the tumultuous waters of love and celebrity life against the backdrop of the Hollywood entertainment industry. At the epicenter of the intelligent, savvy group is fashion model, actor, and producer Eva Marcille (Americas Next Top ModelŽ). Her friends include actress Denyce Lawton (Tyler Perrys House of PayneŽ), dynamic interior and product designer Nikki Chu, and Kelly Marie Dunn, a talent and brand manager who has worked with A-list musicians and pop stars. And finally on the GMC network Sombodys ChildŽ is a movie starring Michael Jai White, Nadine Ellis, Byron Minns, Lynn Whitfield and Clifton Powell that is a powerful story about a mothers deepest secret and a familys second chance. Rick James Tribute Show : Singer/frontman GoldieŽ has a new show that is a tribute to the late, great, Rick James. He performs all of James biggest hits and his band is an exact duplicate of The Stone City Band. He even has a Teena Marie sound-a-like. Go on YouTube and search for RJ2Goldie to check him out. Video Game Tech Heads : Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) has added new features to PlayStationVita (PS Vita). SCE will also expand PlayStationPlus. By installing the system software update ver. 1.80, users will be able to enjoy legendary original PlayStation titles on their PS Vitas beautiful 5-inch OLED display, in addition to various new features. On the software front, several exciting and attractive new titles will be released in time for the holiday season. Movies : Little Birds. Millennium Entertainment, A Hunting Lane Films Productions in association with Polsky Films/Sundial Pictures. Starring Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker and Kyle Gallner. Written and Directed by Elgin James Produced by Jamie Patricof, Alan and Gabe Polsky. We have two female best friends who are stuck in a little Cali desert hic town with exploding desires to escape to the big city of LA. They meet a couple of guys who invite them to come to town. They steal a neighbors truck and make the drive to LA only to discover that the guys are homeless and living in an abandon apartment (squat) where they are into drugs, crime to you name it. A lesson is to be learned from this one. The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Walt Disney Pictures. Starring Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams,Odeya Rush and Shohreh Aghdashloo. Directed by Peter Hedges Story by Ahmet Zappa, Screenplay by Peter Hedges. Produced by Jim Whitaker, Scott Sanders and Ahmet Zappa. A couple who cant have children writes various characteristics on separate pieces of paper describing their ideal child. They put those notes in a box and bury it in the back yard. A storm comes and that night a child with leaves on his legs appears in their house. They take him in as their own. The basic premise of this film is unreal but we can dream cant we? This is not quite a childrens film but all ages should like it. Check out my Facebook pages, Twitter@rychmccain and my blogs www.rychmcainhollyhoodnotes.blogspot.com www.rychmccainreviewwagon.blogspot.com Study, Observe and Win! Rych

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012THESTAR TRINIDADANDTOBAGO COMMEMORATENATIONS 50THYEAROFINDEPEDENCE WITH CELEBRATIONS PAGEA-7 LADIESINLEADERSHIP:Her Excellency the Honorable Portia Simpson Miller of Jamaica joined Her Excellency the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar. By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD: A cornucopia of color, culture and pride was displayed throughout the islands of Trinidad and Tobago as the nation celebrated 50 years of Independence. For 50 years we have charted our own course as an independent nation proudly flying high the red white and black, ever steadfast in our commitment to our democracy and the rule of law and to the belief that all men and women are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights,Ž said the Prime Minister Her Excellency Kamla Persad Bissessar in her passionate address to the nation. For 50 years as a nation, forged from the love of liberty in the fires of hope and prayer, with boundless faith in our destiny, we have proven our ability to determine the direction best suited to the needs of our citizens. Our self-determination has brought success, recognition and respect to our great nation, here at home and on the world stage.Ž Be proud of what it means to be Trinbagonian,Ž she urged citizens. We are now the co-creators of the present, paving the way for those who come after us. I urge you, fellow citizens, seize this opportunity for progress. You are living in an exciting new chapter and its in your power to carry our twin-island nation forward as a pioneer in our region. Our best days are yet to come and together we will usher them in.Ž She added: We celebrate our 50th year as an independent nation, let us with confidence and courage, stand side by side, with a renewed sense of hope for the future...Let us endeavour to live our lives by the inspiring words of our national motto Together we aspire, Together we achieve.Ž

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PAGE A-8THE STAR SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 featuring Chef Erika Davis Bravos Dessert Chef Ifyou are a caterer, chef or restaurant owner Register today and showcase your culinary skills Chef Duane NutterBest Fine Dining in Airport Named by CNN Chef Todd RichardsEsquiresBest New Restaurant 2011 Divine Delectable Desserts by Linda Chef AmadeusWinner of Food Networks Extreme Chef Mexican ShowdownŽChef Matthew RaifordChef of Local Substance and Farmer of Organic FoodChef Jason EllisHellsKitchen Chef Kevin MitchellChef Instructor, Culinary Institute of Charleston, SC RWDNKE"PQVKEG

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 Jacksonville Locals To Hit The Stage When The Color Purple Takes The Aurora August 8, 2012 … Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present the Tony Award winning hit Broadway smash hit musical THE COLOR PURPLE September 28 …October 14, 2012 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall located at 5188 Norwood Avenue inside Gateway Town Center. Angela Robinson-Whitehurst and LaTrisa Harper (both from the original Broadway production of The Color Purple) will serve as Artistic Consultant and Choreographer, respectively. Darryl Reuben Hall will direct. Harlan Penn is Set Designer with John Gripper serving as Vocal Director. Costume Design by Valerie Bellamy …Bailey and Sandra Levy-Donawa. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker and Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, THE COLOR PURPLE opened on December 1, 2005 at the Broadway Theatre where it ran for over two recordbreaking years. It is the inspiring story of a woman named Celie who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world. With a joyous GRAMMY-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE features over 30 extremely talented, singers and dancers throughout North Florida; among them: Victoria Canady, Chelsea Love Hunt, Lolita Jennings-Flagg, Tarra Jones, Toni Diamond -Bingham, Ishmael Blue, Patrick Johnson, Marc Curtis Little, DeeDee Ellis, Akia McDaniel, Monique Ellis, Bernice Alomar, LaShawn Sade Casper, Adriene Reid, Shacrisa Bell, Kai Smith, Angela Roberts, Candace Crump, Katrina Rogers, Catrease Upperman, Elliot Wimes, Staci Anderson, Jean Hyppolite, Joyce Petty, Joe Foster, Amahre Palmer, and Tiffany Singh. (Fernandina Beach, FL) On September 14, 15 and 16, Amelia Island gets the blues the Amelia Island Blues Festival, that is, celebrating its second year of smokin good music, held at Main Beach Park in Fernandina Beach, Florida. With the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, the festival is offering up an end-of-summer party that rivals last years event, expanding the blues from two to three days, and featuring a line-up of spectacular local and nationally acclaimed artists. The festival kicks off on Friday night, September 14th at 5 p.m., with Mojo Chillen from Jacksonville, and Fernandina Beachs own Beech Street Blues Band, followed by headliners Flannel Church with Duane Trucks, and headliner Shane Dwight. On Saturday, concerts begin at Noon, featuring an array of spectacular musicians, with headliners Sean Chambers, Albert Castiglia, and "Queen of the Blues" Shemekia Copeland. Chambers brand of blues is a no-frills blend of Chicago, Texas, and Delta styles, played with an understated sense of ferocity. Castiglia, whose latest album, Living the Dream, was released this summer, is a favorite high-energy performer at blues festivals across the country. Copelands passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Aptly named Queen of the Blues,Ž Copeland began her career singing at Harlems famed Cotton Club when she was just eight years old. Sundays concerts kick off with Kim Reteguiz and the Black Cat Bones, from Jacksonville, winner of the Battle of the Blues competition, held earlier in the year. Reteguiz is known regionally as a vocal powerhouse with a dynamic vocal range and stage performance. Detroits David Gerald returns to the Amelia Island Blues Festival this year as the Sunday headliner, after last years eye-popping performance. Geralds blues have been receiving widespread radio play, along with recognition in the blues community, and was listed as Number One on the ReverbNation blues charts for Michigan Blues artists. Other talented artists that concert-goers can expect to enjoy during the three days of blues on the beach include young super star Alex Ivanov, Roger HurricaneŽ Wilson, The Nouveaux Honkies, J.P Soars and the Red Hots, Bill Sheffield, Blistur, Beth McKee, and the local Blues in Schools Band. In addition to the music, The Amelia Island Museum of History has launched a new exhibit, History of the Blues,Ž that features a tribute to the famed Chitlin Circuit,Ž a collective name for venues throughout the southern and eastern United States that allowed African-American musicians and entertainers to perform during segregation. The exhibit will be on display until September 30, 2012. The Amelia Island Blues Festival Committee and Board of Directors have worked all year promoting the festival and enlisting volunteers and sponsors. Jeff Malone, President and a founding member of the festival and Amelia Island Blues Society, encourages concert-goers to take advantage of the many packages that the three day festival has to offer. One thing we try to do is to keep the prices low, so everyone has an opportunity to come to the festival,Ž says Malone. We offer a three day pass, daily passes, and a VIP special seating pass. Our fantastic vendors are offering food, drinks, and shopping, to make your Blues Festival experience the best. With a little sand and surf, and a collection of the some of the best blues around, its sure to be a great weekend!Ž This year the festival is sponsored by RockTenn, our Number One supporter. So far, the festival has raised enough proceeds to purchase a six-passenger shuttle for Baptist Medical Center Nassau, used to assist and transport individuals on their fast-growing hospital campus in Fernandina Beach. The festival organizers will also be donating music instruments to local middle school children. For more information about artists or to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com. On the card are "Queen of the Blues" and daughter of late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, Shemekia Copeland (bottom) and Detroits David Gerald returns as the Sunday headliner, after last years eye-popping performance. Amelia Island Blues Festival Gets Set To Deliver Second Year Of Soul Stirring Live Performances

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JACKSONVILLE LANDING MARKET, Friday September 14, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Friday September 14, 2012 Crown Capital Group, Done More Ent., & 93.3 The Beat presents Nephew Tommy & Friends LIVE! Friday September 14, 2012, at the Crown Capital Group, Done More Ent., & 93.3 The Beat presents Nephew Tommy & Friends LIVE! Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.355.2787 for all information. JACKSONVILLE TATTOO CONVENTION, on F riday, September 14, 2012, Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, 1515 W. Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.5100 for more information ART WITH A HEART IN HEATHCARE EXHIBITION, MOCA Jacksonville, this Friday, September 14, 2012, at 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for all information. COMMUNITY HOSPICE CARING FOR THE VETERANS CAREGIVERŽ workshop : Friday, September 14, 2012. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Program is from 9 a.m. … 3 p.m. This is at University of North Florida, Student Union, Building 58, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224.A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided and attendees will have a chance to win door prizes. Registration is free. RSVP to 904.407.6790 by Tuesday, September 11. For complimentary respite care during the workshop, call 904.807.1287. Starting on Sept. 15, MOCA Jacksonville is changing its opening hours to give visitors more time to see the galleries. The new hours will be: Tuesday … Saturday: 11 a.m.…5 p.m. Thursday: 11 a.m.…9 p.m. Sunday: noon…5 p.m. First Wednesday Art Walk: 5…9 p.m. (monthly), Closed Monday Friday September 14, 2012 ONE in THREE Exhibit City Hall at St. James, 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2THE STAR SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 *****/Community Activities The Curious World of Patent Models onSaturday, September 08, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please call 904.396.MOSH for all information. WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT 8K RUN on Saturday, September 08, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL.32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. The Great Outdoors Event, thisSaturday, September 08, 2012, at Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.4000. ANTHONY HAMILITON, on Sunday, September 09, 2012, at Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please cpntact 904.633.6110 for all information. Summer Concert: Pianist JOHN URBAN, Friday Musicaleon,on Sunday, September 09, 2012, 645 Oak Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. ART WITH A HEART IN HEATHCARE EXHIBITION, MOCA Jacksonville, on Monday, September 10, 2012, at 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.366.6911. Musician's Mondays, 1904 Music Hall, this Monday, September 10, 2012,at 19 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.434.3475 for any information. The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (PAL) will host the 14th Annual Sheriffs Cup Charity Golf Classic on Sept. 10, 2012. The Sheriffs Cup Charity Golf Classic will be held at the San Jose Country Club with checkin and lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, registration and payments, contact Officer Robbie Freitas at (904) 251-5934 or rfreitas@fop530.com. Art With A Heart in Heathcare Exhibition, onTuesday, September 11, 2012, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street,Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for more information. DOWNTOWN TOP TO BOTTOM WALKING TOUR, Tuesday September 11, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. SMALL BUSINESS PEP TALK WITH THE JAGUARS, this Tuesday, September 11, 2012, EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for any information. Pre-K Day, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), onWednesday, September 12, 2012, at 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please call 904.396.MOSH for any information. Wine Back Wednesday, City Hall Pub, onWednesday, September 12, 2012, 234 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For all information call 904.356.6750. The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC) and First Coast Diversity Council Jacksonville will co-host a Brown BagŽ Information Exchange on Sept. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at University Center, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr. -32244. This is a free event and attendees can either bring their own lunch or purchase lunch on-site. Registration is required. Please rsvp online at jhrcrsvp@coj.net or by calling (904) 630-4620. Movies @ Main 2012: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, this Thursday, September 13, 2012, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.630.2665 for any information. ADAMEC BIKE NIGHT, onThursday, September 13, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information please call 904.353.1188. CHRIS ISAAK, at the Florida Theatre, on Thursday, September 13, 2012, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. FILM PREMIER Thursday, September 13, at 6:00 pm., FREE, The Other Side of Silence: THE UNTOLD STORY OF RUBY MCCOLLUM, For tickets or more information call 904.632.5555 or visit www.ritzjacksonville.com. BLAST FROM THE PAST, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.353.1188 for any information. RIVER RALLY-THE RICK ARCUSA BAND, Friday, September 14, 2012 River City Brewing Company, 835 Museum Cir., Jacksonville, FL 32207. P{lease call 904.398.2299 for any information. (StatePoint) With so many people now optimizing their living spaces for energy efficiency, the risk for indoor air pollution in homes can actually increase, say experts, as pollutants can get trapped indoors as a result. Clean air inside your home is vital. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exposure to air pollutants can cause health problems, including respiratory disease, heart disease and cancer. Here are steps you can take to protect your family from these risks: Prevent Many sources of air pollution are preventable. Start by ensuring no one smokes inside, as secondhand smoke contains nicotine, toxic chemicals and carcinogenic agents. Take care of water leaks immediately to prevent mold and mildew from forming around your home. Also, take steps to reduce indoor humidity. The EPA and the Department of Energy are offering tips on how to do so at www.EnergyStar.gov. If your home was built between 1930 and 1950, it was likely insulated with asbestos. Make sure these materials are in good condition, as damaged asbestos could release harmful fibers into your home. Hire a professional to seal, cover or remove damaged material. Emissions from gas stoves can worsen asthma. If anyone in your household suffers from asthma, consider replacing your gas stove with an electric one. Choose safe household cleaners that dont contain harsh chemicals. Organic and non-toxic products can do the same job as traditional products, without irritating your eyes, nose and throat. Ventilate No matter how many steps you take to prevent indoor air pollution, your home is subject to inevitable sources of pollutants. Proper mechanical ventilation is your best defense. Continuous ventilation at a low speed not only takes minimal wattage to run, but it also significantly improves the indoor air quality of your entire home by exhausting hidden pollution, such as allergens, mildew, mold and more,Ž says Anita So, Marketing Manager at Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. Although most consumers are aware of the need for ventilation in areas prone to high-humidity like bathrooms, an entire air-tight home can benefit from eliminating mold, mildew, moisture, volatile organic compounds and other invisible vapors. First, check to see if your ventilation fans are working properly. If the bathroom mirror steams up after a hot shower or bath, it is time to replace or install a ventilation fan. For example, Panasonics ENERGY STAR rated WhisperGreen fan offers ventilation with a low speed setting for continuous whole-home ventilation and a high speed setting for increased moisture levels produced by showers or baths. WhisperGreen fans are extremely quiet, energy efficient and feature exclusive technology, ensuring powerful performance. Not only will a combination of intermittent and continuous ventilation keep your family safer from allergens and toxic gases, but it can also save you money by preventing structural damage, ruined fixtures, peeling wallpaper and blistering paint. For more information about optimizing your indoor air quality, visit www.panasonic.com/ventfans. Sometimes hidden dangers are the most menacing. But you can breathe more easily by preventing and removing pollutants in your home.. Indoor Air Quality: Protect Your Home From What You Can't See Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area United Our Hands We Raise, Praise, Praise, Praise! You are our guests of honor, Of the Most High God Above, Following the way of hospitality, Of his Son, Jesus, our Redeemer, Who ransomed us with, His unquestionable love; By his loving example, and outworking of Holy Spirit, we mightily display, JOYFUL JOY!!! UNSHAKABLE FAITH!!! And Strong, AGAPE LOVE, in every way!!!! Yes!!! We are Jesus fishers of men of Matthew 4:19, Standing strong in mankinds sea, Mightily were pulling in our spiritual harvest, Heaving and hauling all the colors of humanityƒ Our direction is onward and upward!!!! Joining our founding __________in giving God Glory, Honor, and Praise!!! To our Almighty GOD and his loyal Son, Jesus, YES!!! Put them up!!! Yes!!! Lift them up!!! OUR UNITED HANDS WE RAISE!!!! 2012 D M Lismore

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THESTAR Food Network Stars Chef Malcolm Mitchell BBQs It Up In Brunswick For Labor Day With Mature Movement The hip crew in Brunswick already know that an invitation to a Mature Movement shindig is a sure ticket to the inside scoop on whats hot and happening. Over the Labor Day holiday, a ticket to the exclusive Labor Day party got some lucky locals a taste of good old American barbeque with a special touch provided by celebrity Chef Malcolm Mitchell (right) who proved himself to be a guru on the grill. We work hard throughout the year so Labor Day was a great time to get together to show that the movement continues even as we relax and say goodbye to summer,Žsays MMEMarketing Director, Alicia Lavi Engram. Peach Buns Swimwear, Chef Mitchell and of course our MMEcrew made it all happen. We want to show that it is possible to have a great laid back time to just enjoy each other and network our products and businesses within the community.Ž THE FLORIDA AND GEORGIA STAR BROKE THE STORY OF HOW SENIORS FACED THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING HOMELESS ... join us as we tell you what the results are and who else is being affected as a result of similar schemes. Coming soon.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-4 Jags Win Final Preseason Game, Prepares For Minnesota Trip By FRED WITT Florida Sports Wire The Jacksonville Jaguars open their 18th season in the National Football League and first under owner Shad Khan and head coach Mike Mularkey on Sunday when they visit the Minnesota Vikings at the Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The Jaguars rolled up 450 yards of offense as they concluded the preseason with a 24-14 win over Atlanta at EverBank Field last Thursday. Rashad Jennings led the Jaguars with 209 rushing yards on 47 carries for a 4.4 average per carry. The 209 rushing yards led the AFC and ranked second in the NFL. He had six rushes for 10plus yards. The thing I like about him, I dont know what he had but I know theres some statistics on it but in the preseason how many yards he had after first contact. Theres a couple of plays I saw four or five yards that were made after he was hit, so thats a positive. Thats in the box or outside the box. Hes a physical runner," said Jaguars' head coach Mike Mularkey. The Jaguars had the NFLs third-best rushing attack in the preseason, averaging 164.0 yards per game on the ground. The Jaguars registered 225 yards on the ground and had only two penalties. The Falcons were limited to only 247 total yards including 83 via the rush. The starters played most of the first quarter for the Jaguars. QB Chad Henne directed two touchdown drives including a 77-yard pass to wide receiver Kevin Elliott in the third quarter. Of the Jaguars 54 roster players, 17 are new to the team, and 17 of the 22 projected starters made starts for the club last season. The Jaguars have a roster exemption for three-time Pro Bowl RB Maurice Jones-Drew. WR Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State), the 5th overall pick, headlines the clubs 2012 draft class that also features DE Andre Branch (Clemson), P Bryan Anger (California), LB Brandon Marshall (Nevada), CB Mike Harris (Florida State) and DT Jeris Pendleton (Ashland). In free agency, the club signed two starters in WR Laurent Robinson and CB Aaron Ross. Offensively, 10 of the 11 starters were with the team a year ago with Blackmon the only rookie that will start on opening day against the Vikings. The Jaguars finished the preseason 3-1 with wins against the New York Giants, at New Orleans and Atlanta and a loss at Baltimore. All four of the clubs preseason games were against 2011 playoff teams. Meanwhile, running back Maurice Jones-Drew missed the entire preseason before reporting for work last Sunday. I think Im game ready now, but once again I have to understand the terminology, the playbook,Ž Jones-Drew said. I had the OTAs playbook, I didnt have the camp playbook, but I got the gist of a lot of hings. Its really just getting used to the terminology, going out there with practice and just repetition with it and being ready to play.Ž Finally, the Jacksonville Jaguars made 22 roster moves following the final preseason game to reduce their roster to the league-mandated limit of 53 players. Nine veteran players were released or waived in S Courtney Greene, DT Corvey Irvin, DB Rod Issac, CB Trumaine McBride, RB Richard Murphy, QB Jordan Palmer, OT William Robinson, CB Leigh Torrence and WR Demetrius Williams. Four first-year players were waived … OL Daniel Baldridge, TE Colin Cloherty, DE Odrick Ray and FB Will Taufoou. Ray was waived/injured. Three African-Americans Up For Sportswoman Of The Year Join us at www.facebook.com/thefloridastar GABRIELLEDOUGLAS Gymnastics €Won the gold medal in the Womens team and the Womens allaround at the 2012 Olympic Games (August). €Won the gold medal on the uneven bars, tied for the bronze medal on the floor exercise, and finished seventh on the balance beam at the Secret US Classic (July). €Won the gold medal on the uneven bars, silver medal in the allaround, bronze medal on the floor exercise and finished seventh on the balance beam at the 2012 Visa Championships (June). €Won the gold medal in the team event and the uneven bars at the 2012 Pacific Rim Championships (March). €Won the gold medal in the team event and fifth on the uneven bars at the 2011 World Championships (October). SERENAWILLIAMS Tennis €Won the gold medal in the Womens singles at the 2012 Olympic Games, losing only 17 games in six matches. The medal earned her a Career Golden Slam by winning gold in singles and four major Grand Slam titles (U.S. Open, Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon) in the course of her career, making her only the second woman to do so, along with Steffi Graf (August). €Won her 14th Grand Slam title at 2012 Wimbledon, marking her fourth Wimbledon title (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012) (July). €Her first place finish at Charleston marked her 40th WTA title (April). €Finished second at the 2011 U.S. Open (September). €Won the Womens Tennis Association (WTA) singles title in Toronto (August). ALLYSONFELIX Track & Field €Won the gold medal in the Womens 200m, the 4x100m, and the 4x400m at the 2012 Olympic Games. The 4x100m team broke a world record held since 1985, clocking in at 40.82 seconds (August). €Won the 200m sprint in an Olympic Trials record of 21.69 seconds at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trails and tied for third in the 100m (July). €Won the Womens 200m at the Prefontaine Classic (July). €Won the Womens 100m at the Samsung Diamond League Doha (May). €Finished second at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Outdoor Championships 400m, third in the 200m, first in the 4x100m and first in the 4x400m (August). Winners will be announced at the 33rd Annual Salute to Women in Sports Gala on October 17, 2012, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Meanwhile, fans can vote at www.womenssportsfoundation.org There were also eight rookies waived including DE Kendrick Adams, OT Lee Barbiasz, WR Mike Brown, DE Ryan Davis, CB Antonio Dennard, G D.J. Hall, LB Joshua Jones and LB J.K. Schaffer. Second-year G Will Rackley was placed on injured reserve. The Jaguars claimed first-year tight end Brett Brackett off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles and tight end Zach Miller was waived/injured. The Jaguars signed former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson to the practice squad. Wilson was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Atlanta in 2009 and spent the last three seasons with the club. He was waived on August 26, 2012.

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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame The Florida Star / The Georgia Star Call (904) 766-8834 www.TheFloridaStar.com www.TheFloridaStar.com EMPLOYMENT AUTOS FOR SALE *** Everybody Rides ***DOWN PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $495 CALL: 904-354-0405UNITED USED CARS, INC.1222 North Main St. (Plus tax, tag & fees) > 2001FordWindstar$2,500-CASH > 2004IsuzuRodeo $800 Down > 1997Mercury GrandMarquis $1,995-CASH > 1999Infiniti130 XT Nice Cash Price> Cash Special 1996 VOLVO 960 $800 Down < We finance everybody SAVE $100.00 with this AD My Humble Effort At Stimulating The EconomyDr. James L. Snyder All we hear these days are complaining about the economy and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. Politicians talk about it all the time and yet do nothing creative in the area of improving our economy. If you could put all the political speeches end to end, there would positively be no end to it. What we need to stimulate our economy is some kind of stimulation that does not come from the government. They stimulate me, all right, but not in the right way. This is where I step in. I assure you I am not running for any office. If the truth were known, I am running away from every office I can think of, especially my church office. I have no political agenda or aspirations; I am just a plain ordinary American citizen. I understand such creatures are an endangered species in todays economy. I am proud to be just a plain ordinary American. I am not middle-class, lower-class and certainly not high class. In fact, I have no class at all, and I am glad to leave it like that. I couldnt pass the test anyway. But I am doing my part in stimulating the economy. The secret plan I have can be boiled down to one word: vacation. This past week I have bravely gone where I have not been for a long time and that is on vacation. There is nothing like a vacation to stimulate many things, including the economy. It takes me a whole year to scrimp and save so the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I can go on a vacation. But in the end, it is well worth it. After a weeklong vacation, I am highly stimulated to return home where I can recuperate from all that stimulation. My wallet is still vibrating. I must confess that the primary stimulation in a vacation has to do with my credit card. It was stimulated in more ways than I care to remember, and at the end of the month the credit card company will remind me of all that stimulation. If the government does not have enough money in its coffers to balance the budget, it is not because I have not done my part. Every time I turned around there was a tax on something. Do not let this get out, but if the government knows I turned around so many times, they will find a way to tax that. I am not a conspiracy enthusiast, but I believe I stumbled onto a most blatant conspiracy with the United States government. I am here merely to give my humble testimony. The conspiracy, as I found it, focuses in on the airlines. I know this may sound like a far-fetched idea but I can only give my observation. The airlines are in a conspiracy with the United States government to take as much money from me as they possibly can. Not that I have a lot of money, I just would like to keep as much of it as possible for those occasions when I would like to take my wife out to a restaurant and just have a relaxing evening. That takes money. It began with checking in our luggage. Two bags for me and two bags for my wife equals too much luggage. We put our luggage on the conveyor belt and then were informed by the check-in clerk that each bag cost an extra $50. She swiped my credit card and even though I am not a mathematical wizard, I believe it was in the neighborhood of $200. I do not like that neighborhood. Later on, I sat down to figure it out and discovered it would be far cheaper not to take any luggage and then when arriving at my destination buy a new set of clothes. My entire wardrobe does not equal $100. Of course, on my wifes side of the closet it is a different story. We got our boarding pass and then the young woman behind the counter looked at me and asked a strange question. Sir, how tall are you?Ž It has been a long time since anybody asked me that kind of a question. Why she wanted to know how tall I was could not be found in the corridors of my empty mind. I then informed her that I was 63Ž. I see,Ž she said as she stared at her computer screen. Then she explained. The average height of a male passenger on our plane is 511Ž. You exceed that limit by 4 inches.Ž I looked at my wife and we both shared a wonderful laugh. Then I look back at her behind the counter, but she was not laughing. There will be an extra charge for your exceeding our height limit.Ž Lets see,Ž she said as she studied the computer screen, thats 4 inches times $15 per inch which equals $60.Ž She then swiped my credit card, again, and charged it with the $60 extra fee. That was just the beginning of the swipingŽ by the airlines. By the time our vacation was over, I was totally swiped out. When I got home I meditated a little bit on what Jesus said, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God'sŽ (Luke 20:25 KJV). I really do not mind rendering to CaesarŽ but I just wish he wasnt so greedy. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com Start a Career with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority .The JTA is hiring part-time bus operators with opportunity for full-time advancement. Position requires a high school diploma or GED and a Florida CDL license. Training pay is $10.00 -$11.00 to start. Apply online or in person. JTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer … M/F/D/V. 100 N. Myrtle Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32204 www.jtafla.com

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 How to Get Kids Interested in Current Events(StatePoint) Its never too soon to get your child interested in current events -and doing so can have many positive benefits, from building vocabulary and improving writing, to encouraging active and engaged citizenship. While the news might seem boringŽ at first to kids, there are steps you can take to show them just how interesting and exciting current events can be: Read Together Ensure that your home subscribes to a daily paper. Let your children pick which articles they want to read and help them with words and concepts they dont understand. Read at least a few front page news articles together and then allow them to skip to whichever sections of the paper they find the most interesting. Many magazines run kids editions in print or online, such as Time, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic. Subscribe your child to an age-appropriate magazine or newspaper. Most children are already well-versed in using the Internet for acquiring information. Guide your children to trusted online news sources that they can access on their own. Encourage Hands-On Learning Often the most effective way to spark your childs interest is to offer him or her hands-on learning opportunities. Encourage your child to join the school newspaper or the schools television news program. Even as budget cuts loom in schools, private companies are helping schools offer their students unique educational opportunities. The Panasonic Kid Witness News program for example, a hands-on program designed to help children develop creative, cognitive and communication skills, has provided more than 150,000 children around the world access to top-notch video production equipment and an opportunity to learn a new skill they can use to make fun newscasts that are relevant to their daily lives. Each year, schools are encouraged to submit student videos on set themes and topics in formats such as newscasts, documentaries, dramas and commercials to a national and potentially global contest. Winning schools receive a package of Panasonic products that will enhance classroom learning. The videos show the world through their eyes.Ž For more information, visit www.panasonic.net/kwn. Its important to get kids to share how they see the world. This is a perception we don't usually see in the news,Ž says Joseph Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America. Its a valuable perspective that mainstream media usually misses.Ž Watch Together Make watching the news together a part of your evening routine. Remember, kids have limited attention spans …so avoid the never ending 24-hour news programming and opt for a half-hour program that highlights all the days top stories succinctly. Use commercial breaks and dinnertime to discuss what you watched. If youre worried that the imagery will be too graphic or mature, consider recording it first and sharing with your child only the parts you feel comfortable with. By encouraging your kids to keep up with current events, you can help them gain valuable perspective and understand the world around them.-----------------------------------------------FAMU INTERIM PRESIDENT SUSPENDS STUDENT DANCE TEAM AFTER ALLEGED HAZING INCIDENTTALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson moved swiftly today ordering the immediate suspension of the Torque Dance Team following an alleged off-campus hazing incident. FAMU received an anonymous report today that the alleged incident occurred during the Labor Day weekend. According to the Office of Student Activities, the organization was inactive since December 2011 due to the absence of an advisor. The University has officially launched an investigation based on the anonymous report made by a parent to the university at 1:45 pm today. Robinson said the group is suspended until further notice, pending an investigation. Robinson said the campus police chief, dean of students and director of student activities have all been notified of the alleged incident. Story continued on PR-2. Prep Rapyouth section PHOTO CAPTION: Innovative programming is broadening student access to digital video technology.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 HAZING continued from PR-1The University takes very seriously any allegation of hazing and has moved quickly to shut the organization down pending the outcome of an investigation,Ž said Robinson. We have zero tolerance for hazing. Its deplorable and will not be tolerated. It is unconscionable that a student organization would participate in any hazing activity considering what has transpired in the past year.Ž Earlier this year, FAMU suspended new membership intake for all clubs and organizations and implemented more strict procedures as a result of the death of Robert Champion. Among the revised and new procedures to the intake process are a mandatory Rattlers FirstŽ Membership Orientation, conflict resolution, new member rights and responsibilities, and student organization recertification provided by the Office of Student Activities for current and new members throughout the year. These workshops will address topics such as anti-hazing, community service, time management and professional development. Each potential member of the club or organization must attend these workshops to be considered for membership. The first meeting to inform student clubs and organizations of the new intake procedures is scheduled to take place today at 6 p.m. These meetings were scheduled prior to the report of alleged hazing. 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 8, 2012PREP RAP PR 3 STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: CARTOON FAMILIES ACROSS 1. Fastener 6. Hermey, e.g. 9. Thunderous character 13. One who avoids company 14. ___ Kilmer 15. Southern chicken stew 16. Grossly unconventional 17. One of Bo Peeps flock? 18. Daytime host 19. *Peter or Lois or one of their children 21. Onion-like bulb 23. Blue feeling 24. Better ____ Ezra, band 25. DNA transmitter 28. Alternative for Liz? 30. *Todd or Tina or Timmy 35. Right side of U.S. 37. Seed cover 39. Like yellow polka dot bikini 40. Musical finale 41. Linear particle accelerator, for short 43. Castle material 44. Wrong 46. *Heckle and Jeckle, e.g. 47. Test answer 48. *ŽRugratsŽ character 50. As opposed to a wood 52. Knightly title 53. Affirm solemnly 55. Former Soviet Socialist Republics 57. *Flintstones neighbors 61. *Surname of family in longestrunning American sitcom 65. It can melt 66. Pine juice 68. Lowest part of a ship 69. Rooster to a farmer 70. In the past 71. Another spelling for Layla 72. Low-cal 73. Hitherto 74. *Papa Smurf, e.g, DOWN 1. Dutchmans wooden gear 2. Frown 3. Opposed to 4. Feudal lords property, pl. 5. Modular dwelling 6. Two, e.g. 7. ____ & OrderŽ 8. Pound of _____Ž 9. Sound of a bell 10. *Hank or Peggy or Bobby 11. Butter substitute 12. Smallest, as in litter 15. Jimmy Carter product 20. Vitruvian Man, e.g. 22. Mad Hatters accessory 24. Into ____ ___Ž 25. Summary 26. Actress Watts 27. Echo sounder 29. Stumble 31. Catch ones breath 32. Approaches 33. Boredom 34. *ŽRed _____Ž 36. Homework to a student 38. Batmans cave, e.g. 42. Crocus, pl. 45. Downhill race 49. The day before 51. Jack is this and quick? 54. Test format 56. Pitch 57. Iranian money 58. Tangerine-grapefruit hybrid 59. Cry plaintively 60. A dull person 61. See him run? 62. Skidded 63. Stare amorously 64. Not far 67. *ŽThe JetsonsŽ were a Space ___ counterpart to The FlintstonesŽ

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 Protect Your Children From Cyberbullying(StatePoint) Most parents are familiar with traditional bullying that takes place at school and on the playground, but as life has gone digital, so has bullying. Cyberbullying, bullying that occurs through technology like computers and mobile devices, is often harder to detect than traditional bullying. The bully isnt immediately visible and may not even be known to the victim,Ž says pediatrician Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O`Keeffe of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and author of CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media.Ž Because of this, cyberbullying is often more upsetting to victims, with even more profound and long-lasting effects,Ž Dr. OKeeffe said. While the anonymous nature of the digital world does pose a challenge to identifying cyberbullies, OKeeffe notes, parents can take an active role toward combating this 21st century problem. Here are tips for parents to get a handle on cyberbullying, whether your child is a victim, a bystander or even participating in the bullying: € Monitor your childs digital technology use. Be on the lookout for behaviors like quickly switching screens and having multiple passwords and accounts. € Teach your child to come forward if he or she knows a friend is bullying others or being bullied. Being a bystander helps perpetuate the cycle and continue someone elses pain. € You may think your child is safely using a digital device in the next room, but any child online is at risk for being bullied. Not all children are going to let you know if theres a problem, including teenagers. If your child is acting withdrawn, evasive or unusually sad „ especially after using a digital device such as a computer, video game or mobile phone „ ask if everything is okay. Regularly converse to open the line of communication. € Cyberbullies may think they are acting anonymously, but they can be tracked by authorities. If your child is a victim, save the offending emails, IMs, and texts, and get the school involved if possible. € If you worry your child is in serious danger, or the other parents refuse to help end bullying, call the police. € Find out what your childs schools policies are on bullying, cyberbullying and digital devices. If the rules are insufficient, talk to the teachers and principal about establishing sensible regulations. € Dont raise a bully! Foster empathy by talking regularly about how actions and words affect others. Set a good example by always treating others with respect yourself, both online and offline. € Help children develop constructive strategies for getting what they want that dont include teasing, threatening or hurting others. € Dont assume that a normally well-behaved child is guilt-free. The faceless digital world makes it easy for even good kids to sometimes be mean. More information about cyberbullying can be found on the AAP parenting website, www.healthychildren.org. With a new school year come new challenges. Learn about the realities of cyberbullying and what you can do to protect your children.Studying smartly means studying early and often***** After starting classes, paying tutiion, and comparing your private student loan options, it's time to start focusing on your academics. But performing well in college isn't just a matter of being smart. It's a matter of staying prepared. Here's how to do it: € Start studying now. Pace yourself throughout the semester instead of cramming everything in at the end. Cramming is a good way to temporarily memorize then quickly forget everything. Instead study early, often, and for shorter periods of time. € Study during daylight hours. Doing it at night means you're probably doing it tired, meaning you'll retain less. € Exercise before you study. Take a jog, ride a bike, or chase a squirrel. The movement will increase blood flow to your brain. € Study in different places. According to the New York Times, just switching study spots each time you study increases data retention. € Know your ideal environment. If you study best in a group, find one. If you like your silence, don't study in a coffee shop. Know how your brain works, where you can and can't focus, and make the extra effort to find conditions you excel under.simpletuition.com

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Robber Charged with Murder After Partner is KilledAn armed robber was shot and killed by a customer at a store. The robbers accomplice was instead charged with the murder. At around 9:20 p.m., Rakeem Deveal Odoms, 22, and Aundre Krishna Campbell, 19 were said to have entered a discount store with CO2 BB pistols that looked like real handguns. Two employees in the store were threatened by the robbers. Their goal was to get to the cash register, until the only customer in the store noticed what was going on. The customer was a 57-year-old grandfather who had a concealed firearms permit. He was said to have stopped by the store on his way home from work for a few items that his wife asked him to buy earlier. He was not expecting an armed robbery, but took action when it happened. He drew his weapon and ordered the robbers to drop their guns. When Odoms did not, he opened fire. Odoms was hit two to three times and was killed. Campbell fled the scene. Police found Odoms dead upon arrival. The customer who shot the suspect was not charged and chose not to reveal his identity. Campbell was later arrested on an unrelated burglary warrant. He was charged with robbery and felony murder for the death of Odoms during the robbery.He is not eligible to receive bond. The wife of the customer, who prevented the robbery from going any further, said that her husband had always been a marksman and shoots in competitions. He has never killed anybody and she stated that she doesnt know how he would handle it. Odoms was said to have prior arrests in August of 2009 for dealing in stolen property. He received a year of probation as punishment. He was also arrested in February 2009 for driving without a license and served two days in jail. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star SEPTEMBER 08, 2012THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Woman Stabs Roommate to Death with Broken Beer Bottle A woman was arrested for stabbing her roommate to death. Police say Lowanna Lynn McQuay ,46, and Lori Wynn, 34, were homeless and had just moved into a rooming house together a few days ago. The two women were said to have been in an intimate relationship. The women got into an argument at about 8:30 a.m. on the front porch and McQuay broke a beer bottle and started stabbing Wynn in the neck. Wynn ran off to the bedroom in the house, but McQuay went after her and continued to stab her in the neck. McQuay also followed her into the kitchen keeping her from escaping. Police say Wynn was stabbed 34 times. McQuay changed into different clothes and started walking away from the house. Police found her a block away with blood stains on her pants and face. She was arrested without incident and will be facing a murder charge. LowannaMcQuay Rakeem Odoms Aundre Campbell

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C&J 2THE STARSEPTEMBER 08, 2012 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Crime Prevention Tips for Seniors Crime prevention is everyones responsibility, not just a job for law enforcement. Seniors can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple, common-sense, suggestions. Share these tips with your neighbors and friends, too. At home ... € Always keep your doors and windows locked. Install dead-bolt locks on all doors. € Keep your home well lit at night, inside and out, and keep your curtains closed at night. € Install a peephole in your front door so you can see callers without opening the door. € Ask for proper identification from deliverymen or strangers. Dont be afraid of asking „ if they are legitimate they wont mind. € If a stranger asks to use your telephone, offer to place the call for him/her yourself. Never let a stranger into your home. € Do not leave notes on your door when you are gone, and do not hide your keys under the mat or in other conspicuous places. € Never give out information over the phone indicating you are alone or that you wont be home at a certain time. € When you are gone for more than a day, make sure your home looks and sounds occupied „ use automatic timers to turn on lights and a radio or television. While youre out ... € Carry your purse very close to you „ dont dangle it from your arm. Also, never leave your purse in a shopping cart. € Dont carry more cash than is necessary. Many grocery stores now accept checks and automatic teller cards instead of cash. € Avoid walking alone at night. Try to have a friend accompany you in high risk areas „even during the daytime. € Do not carry weapons „ they may be used against you. € Have your paychecks or government checks sent directly to your bank account „ many banks have senior citizens discounts. € Never withdraw money from your bank accounts for anyone except YOURSELF. Be wary of con artists and get-rich schemes that probably are too-good-tobe-true. In your car... € Keep your gas tank full and your engine properly maintained to avoid breakdowns. € Always lock your car doors, even when youre inside and keep your windows rolled up. Driving with the windows closed also improves gas mileage. € Lock packages and other valuables in the trunk. Do not leave them on the back seat or on the floor of the car where potential thieves can see them. € When you return to your car, always check the front and back seat before you get in. € Never pick up hitchhikers. € If your car breaks down, pull over to the right as far as possible, raise the hood, and wait inside the car for help. Do not get out of the car or roll down the window until the police arrive. Your Safety Treatment Center Worker Molests Teen ClientA former child specialist has been arrested following accusations of molesting a teenage client at the residential addiction treatment program. According to reports, the victim is a 15-year-old girl who is a client of the program. 34-year-old Corey Hodges started working at the facility in February. Earlier this month, the girl reported that Hodges had molested her two times last month while she was in her room at the program. On both occasions, the victim said Hodges touched her breasts under her shirt, rubbed her over her clothes, and kissed her on the lips. Both times, she said that Hodges told her not to tell anyone about it. On a third occasion, the girl said that after she broke her finger playing football, Hodges drove her to the hospital. On the way back, the victim said that Hodges rubbed her thigh and told her to pull up her shorts, but she refused and nothing more happened. Investigators interviewed other teenage girls at the program. A 17-year-old told investigators that Hodges asked her for hugs, made comments about other girls bodies, and talked about beating up a boy she was dating because Hodges was jealous. An 18-year-girl said Hodges told her that she should be a stripper because she had a nice body and a 14-year-old girl revealed that while going through heroin withdrawal, Hodges ordered her to get out of her bed even though she told him that she was naked. When she got up and tried to cover herself with a blanket, she said that Hodges told her to drop it. During questioning by investigators, Hodges denied the allegations. Surveillance video from inside the facility showed Hodges going into one of the girls rooms, in violation of staff policies. He also violated their policies when he drove the girl to the hospital instead of having a female employee do it. Investigators offered Hodges an opportunity to submit to a voice stress analysis, but his lawyer told him not to take the test. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Hodges. He was arrested and booked. He is facing one charge each of lewd or lascivious molestation and lewd or lascivious conduct. He is being held on $60,000 bond. He has also been fired from the treatment center. Corey Hodges

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9-year-old boy Charged with Murder After Beating 14Month-Old Baby to Death Cahokia, ILPolice say the 9-year-old was sleeping in the same room as 14-month-old Taquan Willis when the beating happened. They were believed to be related.Willis was found dead by his mother, Alisha Johnson. Other people were said to have been in the home, such as Willis two older brothers, ages two and three, a friend of Johnsons with her boyfriend, and a 12-year-old boy. One of the adults heard a groaning sound coming from a bedroom and Johnson went to check, she found Willis limp body. The 14-month-old was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 9-year-old was charged with first-degree murder. Man Accidentally Shoots Self in Head and Dies While ReEnacting Movie Scene Conway, SC43-year-old James Gagum was watching a movie with some friends and a scene played with a character using a gun. An argument began about how the gun was supposed to be handled. Gagum then held a pistol to his head and said, Thats not how its done.Ž He pulled the trigger twice, but the gun went off on the third pull. The bullet went through Gagums head and was pronounced dead at the scene. In 2010, Gagum shot and killed one of three suspects that broke into his home, threatening him and his wife. SEPTEMBER08, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Teen Calls Police Twice for Having Strange Dream A teen was arrested after calling police twice to report 18-year-old Mark Welch woke up from an odd dream and was convinced that everything in his dream was really happening. He told his parents, but they didnt believe him. He then called 911to report about his dream. Police were not sure what was going on and dispatched to the house at around 7:30 p.m. Police found out Welch had been smoking K2, which is synthetic marijuana. They told him not to call them again unless it was a genuine emergency. About 40 minutes after the first call, Welch went to a neighbors house and called 911 again, saying he was still trying to prove something to his family about his dream. The officer told me not to call back,Ž said Welch. And he said if I called back, then yall were going to take me to court. So Im calling back.Ž The calltaker asked Welch if he wanted to go to jail. I have to prove something to my family,Ž he responded. So can you send an officer back?Ž When asked if there was an emergency, Welch admitted there wasnt. When police came, Welch was arrested for misuse of the 911 system, a 1st-degree misdemeanor. He was booed into jail on $500 bond. Man Tries to Rape Teen and Blames the Devil A man was arrested for trying to rape a 13year-old girl and blamed the devil for his actions. The young victim was said to have been walking towards her grandmothers house at about 5:30 p.m. The teen was approached by 18-year-old Gerome L. Robinson, who asked her if she wanted to hang out. When she told him no,Ž Robinson grabbed her and pushed her into his backyard. He then took his clothes off and tried to take her clothes off too. He held her against his house and told her to stop resisting. The girl was finally able to let herself free and made an escape. Robinson ran after the girl but was stopped by her mother who showed up. The girl was then taken back home. When police came, Robinson told them, the devil tried to rape her in my body.Ž Robinson was arrested and charged with battery and lewd or lascivious battery. He is being held on $55,000 bond. Robinsons family say the victim may have made up the incident. Ex-Marine Shoots and Kills Co-Workers Which He Tweeted About Wanting to do Three Years Ago Old Bridge, NJ23-year-old Terence Tyler posted a question on Twitter, a social-networking site, in 2009 asking, Is it normal to want to kill ALLof ur coworkers?Ž He then tweeted a few months later saying that he understand why people went on killing sprees. Also the slogan on his facebook was:Be optimistic. All the people you hate are going to eventually die.Ž Tyler was discharged from the Marines in 2010 after he was suffering from depression and he was said to have not gotten over his mothers death, which happened five years ago. Tyler worked at a supermarket, where he began working as an overnight clerk less than two weeks ago, and police say at around 3:30 a.m., he left his job and drove off. He returned shortly with a handgun and an assault rifle. About 12-14 workers were in the market and Tyler fired more than 16 rounds from the rifle at an employee standing outside. He then entered the store where he continued to keep firing. He shot at five workers in an aisle, killing Christina LoBrutto, 18, and Bryan Breen, 24. He then pulled out his handgun and killed himself. Ammunition magazines and the weapons were recovered by police. Tyler was said to have been a very quiet person and never came across as crazy.Ž Gerome Robinson

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C&J 4THE STARSEPTEMBER 08, 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: Jasmine Kierra Paul Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 8/23/12 Name: Cedric Herring Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 6/05/12 Name: Antonio N. Phillips Age: 14 Weight: 215 lbs Last seen: 8/18/12 Name: JohnRamsey Age: 16 Weight: 165 lbs Last seen: 6/05/12 Name: Rachel Todman Age: 15 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 8/23/12MOSTWANTED Armed RobberySuspects Police were dispatched to a clothing store in reference to an armed robbery. Investigation revealed that two black male suspects entered the business and began asking about clothing and shoes. One of the suspects then pulled a black handgun on the clerk and demanded money. The suspects obtained money from the clerk and then stole clothing from the business. One of the suspects was described as a black male, 20-25 years of age, 504Ž505Ž, average build, wearing a red CoogiŽ hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and armed with a black handgun. The other suspect was described as a black male 20-25 years old, 507Ž, thin build, with braids/dreadlocks, wearing short pants, and a white t-shirt. 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:Jeremy Scott WatsonOffense:Obstruct Crime Investigation Name: Ladarrian Watkins Offense:Criminal Mischief/Property Damage Name: Patrick Laron WhittingtonOffense: DUI Cause Serious Bodily Injury Name: Christopher West Offense: Aggravated Batter w/Deadly Weapon



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The Presidents speech included a set of goals for our country. But when all is said and done when you pick up that ballot to vote you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. Over the next few years, big decisions will be made in Washington, on jobs and the economy; taxes and deficits; energy and education; war and peace decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and our childrens lives for decades to come. On every issue, the choice you face wont be just between two candidates or two parties. It will be a choice between two different paths for America. A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future. I wont pretend the path Im offering is quick or easy. I never have. You didnt elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. It will require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one. And by the way those of us who carry on his partys legacy should remember that not every problem can be remedied with another government program or dictate from Washington. Former President Clinton outlined the misinformation that has been coming from the other parties regarding those matters important to the middle class, women, persons in love, our health and our safety. Mrs. Obama made so many of us shed tears, especially women who enjoy seeing real love. Vice President Biden showed his heart is in his position, his family and his country. The bottom line, it was not a question of what we must do as Americans if we really love this country. President Obama said it all, when he stated, Where is the change? You are the change. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Audrey Riley, died September 1, 2012. AKINS, Harold Thomas, Jr., 91, died August 28, 2012. ALEXANDER Emily Martha, died August 29, 2012. ALLEN, Wycliff, died August 29, 2012. ANDREWS, Deshon Lavar, 35, died August 27, 2012. BELL, Central, died August 28, 2012. BIERHORST, Lt. Cdr. Gordon W., USN (Ret), 92, died August 28, 2012. BROWN, Willie, 78, died September 2, 2012. BRYANT, Kenneth Lee, Sr., died August 22, 2012. BUSH, Oscar Edward, Jr., 60, died August 22, 2012. BYRD, Allen, 55, died August 29, 2012. CECIL, Elizabeth Ann, 92, died September 1, 2012. CHAIRES Thomas, 71, died August 30, 2012. CLARY, David, 68, died August 30, 2012. COOKS, Charles Bernard, died August 31, 2012. COOPER, Master Johnny, died August 31, 2012. CORBETT, Ronald Edgar, 70, died August 28, 2012. CRAWFORD, Wilma S., 93, died August 31, 2012. ESTRADA Deborah, 52, died September 2, 2012. EVERETT, Elise, 75, died September 3, 2012. FRANK, Margaret Pat, 70, died August 29, 2012. FRASSETTO, Mary D., 87, died September 2, 2012. GOEKE Irving H., 77, died September 2, 2012. GRAY, Infant Garland Mae, died August 31, 2012. GREEN, Jessica Louise, 30, died August 27, 2012. GREEN, Marquita, 50, died August 24, 2012. HALLBACK, Tallie B., 87, died September 1, 2012. HARTLEY, Joseph Conant, died August 27, 2012. HELENBOLT, Marshall, died August 31, 2012. HENDRICK, Bernice, 89, died September 2, 2012. HUMPHREY, Leeann Page, 60, died August 31, 2012. HUNTER Estelle, 58, died August 25, 2012. HUTCHINSON, Carol, 97, died September 2, 2012. JACKSON, JaNay Felicia, 17, died August 28, 2012. JAMISON, Martha Brown, died August 21, 2012. JENKINS, Eartha, died August 28, 2012. JOHNSON, Barbara Lee, 76, died August 27, 2012. JOHNSON, Susan B., 42, died August 26, 2012. JONES, Barbara, died August 28, 2012. JONES, John Lee, 87, died August 29, 2012. JONES, Norman Lewis, 74, died September 1, 2012. LANKFORD, Gloria June, 81, died September 4, 2012. LIAS, Lucy, died August 28, 2012. MARSHALL, Willie, died September 4, 2012. McDANIEL, Akins, died August 29, 2012. MICHEL, Christian, died August 30, 2012. MULLER, David, died August 28, 2012. PARKER Roberta, 86, died August 29, 2012. POTICNY, Jean Catherine, 90, died August 31, 2012. ROBERTS, Vivienne Cundiff, 88, died August 29, 2012. RUH, Gladys, 84, died August 28, 2012. SELF Ralph, 79, died September 3, 2012. SHORTER, Velma T., 80, died September 3, 2012. SIMMONS, Donella M., died August 27, 2012. SIMMONS, Maurine T. 83, died August 27, 2012. SMITH, Oscar Ellis, Jr., 74, died August 29, 2012. STEWART-Rowe Paula L., died August 28, 2012. TAYLOR, Gertrude G. (Trudy), died August 31, 2012. THORNTON, Wade, 62, died September 3, 2012. THOMLINSON, Jaclyn Nicole, 28, died September 1, 2012. WARD, John H., died August 29, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS CHEEK, Walter Robert, 75, died August 29, 2012. HOLMES, John Brannen, 51, died August 28, 2012. KNIPPERS, James David, 49, died August 29, 2012. PALMER, Zela Mae H., died August 26, 2012. PRICE, Walter A., 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 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 SEPTEMBER 8, 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... 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 dont want to miss this POWERFUL service as we Celebrate our 134th Church Anniversary, celebrating A Blast from Our Past Serving The Lord. Join us wearing the attire from the 70s. 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 Churchs 82nd Anniversary and Pastors 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 Harvesters 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. 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 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., Ministers 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 8, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 TMZ, the celebrity news website, reported that a grand jury in November 1999 indicted Pope for allegedly swindling Ernst & Young out of $77,000. She pled guilty to a lesser charge of inflating expense reports, fabricating receipts and turning in phony invoices. Ryan married Janna Little, a tax attorney, in December 2000. The Ryans live in Janesville with their three children Elizabeth Anne, Charles Wilson, and Samuel Lowery. Ryan is a Catholic and is a member of St. John Vianney's Church The main concern one would have is why is he so stuck on this is a mans world, and women should not have rights, even though his relationships have been with professional women. His beliefs against women are most strong. Who could vote for Romney with him as his main partner? Vjg"uvqt{"qh"c"Dncem"yqocp"yjq"mknngf"jgt"yjkvg nqxgt.""c"Hnqtkfc"rj{ukekcp0""Dg"vjgtg."Vjwtufc{. Ugrvgodgt"35"cv"8<52"r0o0."Lcemuqpxknng Tqopg{"/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3

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Around The Area Around The Area PAGE A-4 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 FAMU Journalism Students Cover Democratic National ConventionPhoto caption: Florida A&M University journalism students Courtney Wallace (left) and Lenneia Batiste are providing news coverage of the Democratic National Convention under the leadership of CBS Harold Dow Visiting Professor Benjamin Davis.Charlotte, N.C. Florida A&M University (FAMU) students Lenneia Batiste and Courtney Wallace will provide daily news updates for FAMU student media outlets during the Democratic National Convention Sept. 4 through 6 in Charlotte, N.C. We are delighted that our students and the CBS Harold Dow Visiting Professor Benjamin Davis will be on the convention floor to capture this historic convention, said FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communications Dean Ann Wead Kimbrough. Because of logistical issues we were not able to get students to the Republican National Convention. Courtney Wallace, a journalism student from Galesburg, Ill., said, Im ecstatic. I never thought I would have this honor. Im very blessed. Well be producing from the field and on the convention floor of the DNC. Well be sending packages, articles and pictures back to Professor Horton and the News 20 at Five team, Famuan editors and radio spots. Batiste, a former FAMU TV 20 news anchor from Atlanta who is expected to earn her masters degree in journalism in December, said, the multimedia plan is to really inform our viewers and help them become better informed voters. Well highlight some of the key platforms. For example, were planning to do stories on immigration, voter ID laws, same sex marriage and the Medicare debate. She added, This is a highlight of my career. This means a lot to me. Ive never had this opportunity. To be among politicians and to see the president speak will be something Ill treasure for my entire career. In 2011, Batiste won a Florida AP award for best light feature for her package titled Diamond. Davis said, This is a great opportunity for FAMU to send our students into real world journalism. Theyll learn more in three days than they can six months on the job. The students work will be available online at www.famutvnews.com and www.thefamuanonline.com. Viewers are encouraged to tune in to the live newscast at 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 5 p.m. on FAMU TV 20 via Comcast. FAMU TV 20 reaches more than 80,000 households via Comcast. Ronald Bayles Photojournalist Cedric and Arsie Hairston, and Ndidi Noel Jacksonville Art Walk August 2012 Tyi Jones and Rosive Wathson III Register To Vote Marsha Hatcher Fine Artist Travis Willis Marco Coleman Jacksonville Jaguars, and Ann Willis Pam Barnett Charles Grigs, Amber Greene, Jamaica Reddick, and Shirley Edwards Joel Gordon, Latarsha Gordon, and Rodney Williams Juanita Powell Williams, William Bill Green, and Gwen Lee Green Jacksonville Jaguars Marie Marfia Brittany Webber Edible Arrangements Lauren Little, Janay Milton, and Alisha Halback Markesha Fuller, Ricki Johnson, Onika W, Takaiya Fuller Jennetter Brook and Shannon Dixon

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-5 Vjg"Rqnkvkecn"Eqpxgpvkqpu"/"Fqpv"dg"Okungf"/"Igv"vjg"Hcevu Vjg"Fgoqetcvke"Rncvhqto Vjg"Tgrwdnkecp"Rncvhqto Four years ago, Democrats, independents, and many Republicans came together as Americans to move our country forward. We were in the midst of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the previous administration had put two wars on our nations credit card, and the American Dream had slipped out of reach for too many. Today, our economy is growing again, al-Qaeda is weaker than at any point since 9/11, and our manufacturing sector is growing for the first time in more than a decade. But there is more we need to do, and so we come together again to continue what we started. We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us. This election is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties, but between two fundamentally different paths for our country and our families. Rebuilding Middle Class Security We cant just cut our way to prosperity. We must out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build the world. We need an economy that creates the jobs of the future and makes things the rest of the world buys not one built on outsourcing, loopholes, or risky financial deals that jeopardize everyone, especially the middle class. Putting Americans Back to Work The Democratic Party have cut taxes on American workers and businesses and made sweeping reforms to the unemployment system to help get people back to work. We continue to fight for relief for the long-term unemployed, including a ban on hiring discrimination against the unemployed and a reformed and expanded universal worker training proposal to provide more training and job search assistance to all displaced workers regardless of how they lost their job. The Presidents plan includes many measures that have long had bipartisan support. The Middle Class Bargain Middle Class Tax Cuts. President Obama and Democrats in Congress cut taxes for every working family, putting more money in the pockets of Americans who need it most. Health Care. We believe accessible, affordable, high quality health care is part of the American promise, that Americans should have the security that comes with good health care, and that no one should go broke because they get sick. Over the determined opposition of Republicans, we enacted landmark reforms that are already helping millions of Americans, and more benefits will come soon. Stabilizing the Housing Market and Hard-Hit Communities. Expand the successful neighborhood stabilization efforts in his American Jobs Act. Social Security and Medicare. Every American deserves a secure, healthy, and dignified retirement. Committed to preserving that promise for this and future generations. An Economy that Out-Educates the World and Offers Greater Access to Higher Education and Technical Training. Cutting Waste, Reducing the Deficit, Asking All to Pay Their Fair Share Economy Built to Last All-of-the-Above Energy Policy. Out-Building and Out-Innovating the Rest of the World. Betting on American Manufacturing and the American Automobile Industry. Insourcing. Out-Building the Rest of the World. Out-Innovating the Rest of the World. Standing Up for Workers. Helping Small Business. Opened Markets All Over the World for American Products. America Works When Everyone Plays by the Same Rules Wall Street Reform 21st Century Government: Transparent and Accountable Lobbying Reform and Campaign Finance ReformGreater TogetherStrengthening the American Community Immigration. Families. Supporting Troops, Military Families, and Veterans. Americans with Disabilities. Faith. Rural Communities and Agriculture Agriculture Tribal Sovereignty Puerto Rico Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Arts and Culture. Protecting Rights and FreedomsCivil Rights. Women. Protecting A Womans Right to Choose. Voting Rights. District of Columbia. Freedom to MarryEnsuring Safety and Quality of LifeCities and Metro Areas. Poverty Public Safety, Justice, and Crime Prevention Service, Volunteerism, and Social Innovation. Environment. Stronger in the World, Safer and More Secure At Home Responsibly Ending the War in Iraq Disrupting, Dismantling, and Defeating Al-Qaeda Responsibly Ending the War in Afghanistan Preventing the Spread and Use of Nuclear Weapons Reducing Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles. Preventing Nuclear Proliferation. The Key Elements JOB CREATION: It states that the best jobs program is economic growth. We do not offer yet another made-in-Washington package of subsidies and spending to create temporary or artificial jobs. SMALL BUSINESS: The GOP pledges to reform the tax code to make it easier for businesses to generate more capital and create more jobs. TAXES: We reject the use of taxation to redistribute income, fund unnecessary or ineffective programs or foster the crony capitalism that corrupts both politicians and corporations. It says a Republican administration would extend the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, pending reform of the tax code. It says the party would strive to eliminate taxes on interest, dividends and capital gains altogether for lowerand middle-income taxpayers. It also would work to repeal the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax. The party backs constitutional amendments to balance the federal budget and require a super majority for any tax increases. MARRIAGE: The platform affirms the rights of states and the federal government not to recognize same-sex marriage. It backs a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. VOTER INTEGRITY : Voter fraud is a political poison, the platform says. It praises legislation to require photo identification for voting and to prevent election fraud. GUN CONTROL: The party says it opposes legislation intended to restrict Second Amendment rights by limiting the capacity of clips or magazines or otherwise restoring the assault weapons ban passed during the Clinton presidency. ABORTION: The party states that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. It opposes using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or to fund organizations that perform or advocate abortions. It says the party will not fund or subsidize health care that includes abortion coverage. ENERGY: The party is committed to domestic energy independence and an all-ofthe-above energy policy, backing the exploration and development of the Outer Continental Shelf and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It criticizes the Obama administration for picking winners and losers in the energy sector and expresses support for new coal-fired plants that will be low-cost, environmentally responsible and efficient.It adds: We will end the EPAs war on coal and encourage the increased safe development in all regions of the nations coal resources. It calls on Congress to prohibit the EPA from moving forward with new greenhouse gas regulations that will harm the nations economy and threaten millions of jobs over the next quarter century. MEDICARE and MEDICAID: The platform pledges to move both Medicare and Medicaid away from the current unsustainable defined-benefit entitlement model to a fiscally sound defined-contribution model. It supports a Medicare transition to a premium-support model with an income-adjusted contribution toward a health plan of the enrollees choice. Age eligibility in Medicare must be made more realistic in light of longer life spans. Medicaid services for low income people would be transformed into a block grant program in which the states would be given the flexibility to determine the best programs for their residents. IMMIGRATION: The platform makes clear that we oppose any form of amnesty for those who, by intentionally violating the law, disadvantage those who have obeyed it. It demands that the Justice Department halt lawsuits against Arizona, Alabama and other states that have enacted tough measures against illegal immigrants. It says federal funding should be denied to universities that provide in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants. It advocates making English the official national language. HEALTH CARE: It states that a Republican president on his first day in office would use his waiver authority to halt progress in carrying out the health care act pushed through by President Barack Obama and that Republican victories in November would guarantee that the act is never implemented. It proposes a Republican plan based on improving health care quality and lowering costs and a system that promotes the free market and gives consumers more choice. EDUCATION: Republicans support consumer choice, including home schooling, local innovations such as single-sex classes, full-day school hours and year-round schools. It says Republicans renew their call for replacing family planning programs for teens with abstinence education which teaches abstinence until marriage as the responsible and respected standard of behavior. DEFENSE: The platform says Republicans are the party of peace through strength and support the concept of American exceptionalism the conviction that our country holds a unique place and role in human history. It criticizes the current administration for its weak positions toward such countries as North Korea, China and Iran and its reductions in military spending. The Republican national military strategy restores as a principal objective the deterrence using the full spectrum of our military capabilities. Moving America Forward Eqpvkpwcvkqp"qh"Vjg"Fgoqetcvke"Rncvhqto Eqwpvgtkpi"Gogtikpi"VjtgcvuCybersecurity. Biological Weapons. Climate Change. Transnational Crime. Uvtgpivjgpkpi"Cnnkcpegu."Gzrcpfkpi"Rctvpgtujkru."cpf"Tgkpxkiqtcvkpi Kpvgtpcvkqpcn"Kpuvkvwvkqpu Europe. Asia-Pacific, The Middle East. The Americas. Africa, The United Nations Rtqoqvkpi"Inqdcn"Rtqurgtkv{"cpf"Fgxgnqrogpv Addressing the Global Financial Crisis. Free and Fair Trade. Advancing Global Development. Combating HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Ockpvckpkpi"vjg"Uvtqpiguv"Oknkvct{"kp"vjg"Yqtnf Cfxcpekpi"Wpkxgtucn"Xcnwgu Uvcpfkpi"wr"hqt"Yqogpu"Tkijvu"Ctqwpf"vjg"Inqdg0" Eqodcvkpi"Jwocp"Vtchhkemkpi0" Ic{"Tkijvu"cu"Jwocp"Tkijvu0" Kpvgtpgv"Htggfqo The United States continues to move forward towards a future of strong and sustained growth. Thanks to the leadership of President Obama and Democrats around the country, were fighting back from the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression by making investments to create jobs, grow the middle class, and lay the foundations for an economy that out-educates, out-builds, and out-innovates the rest of the world. Today, America is both stronger and safer than it was four years ago. Now, we must continue the work weve started so that the United States of America never fails to meet the tests of our time.

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR SEPTEMBER 8, 2012ENTERTAINMENT Last week from Thursday, August 23 rd through Saturday, August 25 th; The 2012 Merge Summit convened at the famed and historic Millennium Biltmore Hotelin downtown Los Angeles. The Merge is the brainchild of its founder and Chairperson Bi Dr. Holly Carter, founder of Releve Entertainment and co-founder, co-chairperson Robi Reed, VP, Talent and Casting, Original Programming, BET Networks. The Merge Summit is designed to provide a platform for promising Christian talent to interface, glean from, and partner with leaders in the entertainment industry. Conference attendees will interact in thought provoking and career inspiring settings with well-known entertainment executives, talent, and artists. The hope is that attendees will walk away with information that will encourage, enrich and empower them in their individual fields of pursuit. The Confab lived up to every expectation the attendees came to seek and more. Both days saw overflow, capacity crowds who packed master classes, workshops and showcases while networking and hob-knobbing with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry from major film studio heads, producers, writers, actors, music artist, attorneys, managers, agents and industry administrators. Some of the over twenty workshops and master classes included How to Brand Yourself, Alternative Distribution, Building A Legendary Career, Public Relations, Creating Hit Music, Music Business Panel, Digital Marketing, Film Producing, a Directors Panel and many others. Their was also an Awards Luncheon co-hosted by Shaun Robinson and Bishop Lester Love that Honored Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tony Waller, Sr. Director, Constituent Relations, Wal-Mart and DeVon Franklin, SVP, Production, Columbia Pictures. BET held a Music Matters Showcase which was standing room only. For those who were lucky enough to get in on it, The Merge Summit offered private, closed door by appointment only, Exclusive Speed Mentoring and Connecting with the whos who of the entertainment industry. Somebody in this group more than likely left the Merge Summit with a career changing opportunity. After each class and workshop session, attendees would assemble in the main corridor of the hotel to discuss what had been covered while networking and meeting new friends. Who knows, some of these new acquaintances may even become future associates. The main attraction of the entire Merge Summit was the master workshop with superstar, Two-time Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington being moderated by Merge Summit Co-Founder Robi Reed. The ballroom was packed to capacity. Washington gave a detailed rundown of his humble beginnings and his rise to the top of the game. One of the things he emphasized to the crowd that his friend and mentor two-time Oscar winning actor Sydney Poitier said to him as an up and coming actor was that your first four or five films will largely determine the direction your film career will go so chose wisely even if it means turning down a big paycheck. Washington emphatically stressed that if the role dose not feel right to you deep inside for what ever reason be it spiritual, moral, ethical or whatever, dont take it, even if you are starving. As he succinctly put it, what God has for you is for you! He also noted that God answers prayer and sometimes the answer is no! Washington regaled the crowd with personal stories that had the room in stitches laughing and some were sad. He answered questions from the crowd and held the full attention of that ballroom from start to finish with a concluding standing O! As with the annual tradition of the Merge Summit, they held their event closing Freedom Gospel Concert which featured performances by Mali Music, Lecrae, B. Reith, Myesha Chaney, Tasha Cobbs and Kingdom Business. It was a packed affair as well. For information on next years Merge Summit in Los Angeles, go to www.themergesummit.com It is well worth the sacrifice to get here no matter where you live. The 2012 Merge Summit Is A Resounding Success!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo Courtesy of The Merge Summit Rych McCain Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and FacebookTV : Soul Man is a new sitcom on the TV Land Network starring Cedric The E, Niecy Nash, John Beasley, Wesley Jonathan and Jazz Raycole. The show airs Wednesdays 10/9C. The network sponsored a screening of the show last Sunday at FAME (First AME Church) in Los Angeles. The cast and a host of celebs were in attendance. There was a Q&A session with the cast following the screening and a reception with plenty of delicious food and fellowship. Meanwhile, on the Oxygen Network, four absolutely gorgeous ladies are starring on a new reality show titled Girlfriend Confidential LA. Most young women know that while boyfriends come and go as fast as trends do, girlfriends are forever. In the new series Girlfriend Confidential: LA, viewers will follow four beautiful and successful friends as they help one another navigate the tumultuous waters of love and celebrity life against the backdrop of the Hollywood entertainment industry. At the epicenter of the intelligent, savvy group is fashion model, actor, and producer Eva Marcille (Americas Next Top Model). Her friends include actress Denyce Lawton (Tyler Perrys House of Payne), dynamic interior and product designer Nikki Chu, and Kelly Marie Dunn, a talent and brand manager who has worked with A-list musicians and pop stars. And finally on the GMC network Sombodys Child is a movie starring Michael Jai White, Nadine Ellis, Byron Minns, Lynn Whitfield and Clifton Powell that is a powerful story about a mothers deepest secret and a familys second chance. Rick James Tribute Show : Singer/frontman Goldie has a new show that is a tribute to the late, great, Rick James. He performs all of James biggest hits and his band is an exact duplicate of The Stone City Band. He even has a Teena Marie sound-a-like. Go on YouTube and search for RJ2Goldie to check him out. Video Game Tech Heads : Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) has added new features to PlayStationVita (PS Vita). SCE will also expand PlayStationPlus. By installing the system software update ver. 1.80, users will be able to enjoy legendary original PlayStation titles on their PS Vitas beautiful 5-inch OLED display, in addition to various new features. On the software front, several exciting and attractive new titles will be released in time for the holiday season. Movies : Little Birds. Millennium Entertainment, A Hunting Lane Films Productions in association with Polsky Films/Sundial Pictures. Starring Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker and Kyle Gallner. Written and Directed by Elgin James. Produced by Jamie Patricof, Alan and Gabe Polsky. We have two female best friends who are stuck in a little Cali desert hic town with exploding desires to escape to the big city of LA. They meet a couple of guys who invite them to come to town. They steal a neighbors truck and make the drive to LA only to discover that the guys are homeless and living in an abandon apartment (squat) where they are into drugs, crime to you name it. A lesson is to be learned from this one. The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Walt Disney Pictures. Starring Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams,Odeya Rush and Shohreh Aghdashloo. Directed by Peter Hedges Story by Ahmet Zappa, Screenplay by Peter Hedges. Produced by Jim Whitaker, Scott Sanders and Ahmet Zappa. A couple who cant have children writes various characteristics on separate pieces of paper describing their ideal child. They put those notes in a box and bury it in the back yard. A storm comes and that night a child with leaves on his legs appears in their house. They take him in as their own. The basic premise of this film is unreal but we can dream cant we? This is not quite a childrens film but all ages should like it. Check out my Facebook pages, Twitter@rychmccain and my blogs www.rychmcainhollyhoodnotes.blogspot.com www.rychmccainreviewwagon.blogspot.com Study, Observe and Win! Rych

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THESTAR TRINIDADANDTOBAGO COMMEMORATENATIONS 50THYEAROFINDEPEDENCE WITH CELEBRATIONS PAGEA-7 LADIESINLEADERSHIP:Her Excellency the Honorable Portia Simpson Miller of Jamaica joined Her Excellency the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar. By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD: A cornucopia of color, culture and pride was displayed throughout the islands of Trinidad and Tobago as the nation celebrated 50 years of Independence. For 50 years we have charted our own course as an independent nation proudly flying high the red white and black, ever steadfast in our commitment to our democracy and the rule of law and to the belief that all men and women are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights, said the Prime Minister Her Excellency Kamla Persad Bissessar in her passionate address to the nation. For 50 years as a nation, forged from the love of liberty in the fires of hope and prayer, with boundless faith in our destiny, we have proven our ability to determine the direction best suited to the needs of our citizens. Our self-determination has brought success, recognition and respect to our great nation, here at home and on the world stage. Be proud of what it means to be Trinbagonian, she urged citizens. We are now the co-creators of the present, paving the way for those who come after us. I urge you, fellow citizens, seize this opportunity for progress. You are living in an exciting new chapter and its in your power to carry our twin-island nation forward as a pioneer in our region. Our best days are yet to come and together we will usher them in. She added: We celebrate our 50th year as an independent nation, let us with confidence and courage, stand side by side, with a renewed sense of hope for the future...Let us endeavour to live our lives by the inspiring words of our national motto Together we aspire, Together we achieve.

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 featuring Chef Erika Davis Bravos Dessert Chef Ifyou are a caterer, chef or restaurant owner Register today and showcase your culinary skills Chef Duane NutterBest Fine Dining in Airport Named by CNN Chef Todd RichardsEsquiresBest New Restaurant 2011 Divine Delectable Desserts by Linda Chef AmadeusWinner of Food Networks Extreme Chef Mexican ShowdownChef Matthew RaifordChef of Local Substance and Farmer of Organic FoodChef Jason EllisHellsKitchen Chef Kevin MitchellChef Instructor, Culinary Institute of Charleston, SC RWDNKE"PQVKEG

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 Jacksonville Locals To Hit The Stage When The Color Purple Takes The Aurora August 8, 2012 Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present the Tony Award winning hit Broadway smash hit musical THE COLOR PURPLE September 28 October 14, 2012 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall located at 5188 Norwood Avenue inside Gateway Town Center. Angela Robinson-Whitehurst and LaTrisa Harper (both from the original Broadway production of The Color Purple) will serve as Artistic Consultant and Choreographer, respectively. Darryl Reuben Hall will direct. Harlan Penn is Set Designer with John Gripper serving as Vocal Director. Costume Design by Valerie Bellamy Bailey and Sandra Levy-Donawa. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker and Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, THE COLOR PURPLE opened on December 1, 2005 at the Broadway Theatre where it ran for over two recordbreaking years. It is the inspiring story of a woman named Celie who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world. With a joyous GRAMMY-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE features over 30 extremely talented, singers and dancers throughout North Florida; among them: Victoria Canady, Chelsea Love Hunt, Lolita Jennings-Flagg, Tarra Jones, Toni Diamond -Bingham, Ishmael Blue, Patrick Johnson, Marc Curtis Little, DeeDee Ellis, Akia McDaniel, Monique Ellis, Bernice Alomar, LaShawn Sade Casper, Adriene Reid, Shacrisa Bell, Kai Smith, Angela Roberts, Candace Crump, Katrina Rogers, Catrease Upperman, Elliot Wimes, Staci Anderson, Jean Hyppolite, Joyce Petty, Joe Foster, Amahre Palmer, and Tiffany Singh. (Fernandina Beach, FL) On September 14, 15 and 16, Amelia Island gets the blues the Amelia Island Blues Festival, that is, celebrating its second year of smokin good music, held at Main Beach Park in Fernandina Beach, Florida. With the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, the festival is offering up an end-of-summer party that rivals last years event, expanding the blues from two to three days, and featuring a line-up of spectacular local and nationally acclaimed artists. The festival kicks off on Friday night, September 14th at 5 p.m., with Mojo Chillen from Jacksonville, and Fernandina Beachs own Beech Street Blues Band, followed by headliners Flannel Church with Duane Trucks, and headliner Shane Dwight. On Saturday, concerts begin at Noon, featuring an array of spectacular musicians, with headliners Sean Chambers, Albert Castiglia, and "Queen of the Blues" Shemekia Copeland. Chambers brand of blues is a no-frills blend of Chicago, Texas, and Delta styles, played with an understated sense of ferocity. Castiglia, whose latest album, Living the Dream, was released this summer, is a favorite high-energy performer at blues festivals across the country. Copelands passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Aptly named Queen of the Blues, Copeland began her career singing at Harlems famed Cotton Club when she was just eight years old. Sundays concerts kick off with Kim Reteguiz and the Black Cat Bones, from Jacksonville, winner of the Battle of the Blues competition, held earlier in the year. Reteguiz is known regionally as a vocal powerhouse with a dynamic vocal range and stage performance. Detroits David Gerald returns to the Amelia Island Blues Festival this year as the Sunday headliner, after last years eye-popping performance. Geralds blues have been receiving widespread radio play, along with recognition in the blues community, and was listed as Number One on the ReverbNation blues charts for Michigan Blues artists. Other talented artists that concert-goers can expect to enjoy during the three days of blues on the beach include young super star Alex Ivanov, Roger Hurricane Wilson, The Nouveaux Honkies, J.P Soars and the Red Hots, Bill Sheffield, Blistur, Beth McKee, and the local Blues in Schools Band. In addition to the music, The Amelia Island Museum of History has launched a new exhibit, History of the Blues, that features a tribute to the famed Chitlin Circuit, a collective name for venues throughout the southern and eastern United States that allowed African-American musicians and entertainers to perform during segregation. The exhibit will be on display until September 30, 2012. The Amelia Island Blues Festival Committee and Board of Directors have worked all year promoting the festival and enlisting volunteers and sponsors. Jeff Malone, President and a founding member of the festival and Amelia Island Blues Society, encourages concert-goers to take advantage of the many packages that the three day festival has to offer. One thing we try to do is to keep the prices low, so everyone has an opportunity to come to the festival, says Malone. We offer a three day pass, daily passes, and a VIP special seating pass. Our fantastic vendors are offering food, drinks, and shopping, to make your Blues Festival experience the best. With a little sand and surf, and a collection of the some of the best blues around, its sure to be a great weekend! This year the festival is sponsored by RockTenn, our Number One supporter. So far, the festival has raised enough proceeds to purchase a six-passenger shuttle for Baptist Medical Center Nassau, used to assist and transport individuals on their fast-growing hospital campus in Fernandina Beach. The festival organizers will also be donating music instruments to local middle school children. For more information about artists or to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com. On the card are "Queen of the Blues" and daughter of late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, Shemekia Copeland (bottom) and Detroits David Gerald returns as the Sunday headliner, after last years eye-popping performance. Amelia Island Blues Festival Gets Set To Deliver Second Year Of Soul Stirring Live Performances

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JACKSONVILLE LANDING MARKET, Friday September 14, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Friday September 14, 2012 Crown Capital Group, Done More Ent., & 93.3 The Beat presents Nephew Tommy & Friends LIVE! Friday September 14, 2012, at the Crown Capital Group, Done More Ent., & 93.3 The Beat presents Nephew Tommy & Friends LIVE! Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.355.2787 for all information. JACKSONVILLE TATTOO CONVENTION, on F riday, September 14, 2012, Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, 1515 W. Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904.396.5100 for more information ART WITH A HEART IN HEATHCARE EXHIBITION, MOCA Jacksonville, this Friday, September 14, 2012, at 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for all information. COMMUNITY HOSPICE CARING FOR THE VETERANS CAREGIVER workshop : Friday, September 14, 2012. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Program is from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. This is at University of North Florida, Student Union, Building 58, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224.A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided and attendees will have a chance to win door prizes. Registration is free. RSVP to 904.407.6790 by Tuesday, September 11. For complimentary respite care during the workshop, call 904.807.1287. Starting on Sept. 15, MOCA Jacksonville is changing its opening hours to give visitors more time to see the galleries. The new hours will be: Tuesday Saturday: 11 a.m. p.m. Thursday: 11 a.m. p.m. Sunday: noon p.m. First Wednesday Art Walk: 5 p.m. (monthly), Closed Monday Friday September 14, 2012 ONE in THREE Exhibit, City Hall at St. James, 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 *****/Community Activities The Curious World of Patent Models onSaturday, September 08, 2012, at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please call 904.396.MOSH for all information. WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT 8K RUN on Saturday, September 08, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL.32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. The Great Outdoors Event, thisSaturday, September 08, 2012, at Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.4000. ANTHONY HAMILITON, on Sunday, September 09, 2012, at Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please cpntact 904.633.6110 for all information. Summer Concert: Pianist JOHN URBAN, Friday Musicaleon,on Sunday, September 09, 2012, 645 Oak Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. ART WITH A HEART IN HEATHCARE EXHIBITION, MOCA Jacksonville, on Monday, September 10, 2012, at 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.366.6911. Musician's Mondays, 1904 Music Hall, this Monday, September 10, 2012,at 19 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.434.3475 for any information. The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (PAL) will host the 14th Annual Sheriffs Cup Charity Golf Classic on Sept. 10, 2012. The Sheriffs Cup Charity Golf Classic will be held at the San Jose Country Club with checkin and lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, registration and payments, contact Officer Robbie Freitas at (904) 251-5934 or rfreitas@fop530.com. Art With A Heart in Heathcare Exhibition, onTuesday, September 11, 2012, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street,Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for more information. DOWNTOWN TOP TO BOTTOM WALKING TOUR, Tuesday September 11, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. SMALL BUSINESS PEP TALK WITH THE JAGUARS, this Tuesday, September 11, 2012, EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.633.6100 for any information. Pre-K Day, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), onWednesday, September 12, 2012, at 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please call 904.396.MOSH for any information. Wine Back Wednesday, City Hall Pub, onWednesday, September 12, 2012, 234 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For all information call 904.356.6750. The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC) and First Coast Diversity Council Jacksonville will co-host a Brown Bag Information Exchange on Sept. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at University Center, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Dr. -32244. This is a free event and attendees can either bring their own lunch or purchase lunch on-site. Registration is required. Please rsvp online at jhrcrsvp@coj.net or by calling (904) 630-4620. Movies @ Main 2012: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, this Thursday, September 13, 2012, at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.630.2665 for any information. ADAMEC BIKE NIGHT, onThursday, September 13, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information please call 904.353.1188. CHRIS ISAAK, at the Florida Theatre, on Thursday, September 13, 2012, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. FILM PREMIER, Thursday, September 13, at 6:00 pm., FREE, The Other Side of Silence: THE UNTOLD STORY OF RUBY MCCOLLUM, For tickets or more information call 904.632.5555 or visit www.ritzjacksonville.com. BLAST FROM THE PAST, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.353.1188 for any information. RIVER RALLY-THE RICK ARCUSA BAND, Friday, September 14, 2012 River City Brewing Company, 835 Museum Cir., Jacksonville, FL 32207. P{lease call 904.398.2299 for any information. (StatePoint) With so many people now optimizing their living spaces for energy efficiency, the risk for indoor air pollution in homes can actually increase, say experts, as pollutants can get trapped indoors as a result. Clean air inside your home is vital. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exposure to air pollutants can cause health problems, including respiratory disease, heart disease and cancer. Here are steps you can take to protect your family from these risks: Prevent Many sources of air pollution are preventable. Start by ensuring no one smokes inside, as secondhand smoke contains nicotine, toxic chemicals and carcinogenic agents. Take care of water leaks immediately to prevent mold and mildew from forming around your home. Also, take steps to reduce indoor humidity. The EPA and the Department of Energy are offering tips on how to do so at www.EnergyStar.gov. If your home was built between 1930 and 1950, it was likely insulated with asbestos. Make sure these materials are in good condition, as damaged asbestos could release harmful fibers into your home. Hire a professional to seal, cover or remove damaged material. Emissions from gas stoves can worsen asthma. If anyone in your household suffers from asthma, consider replacing your gas stove with an electric one. Choose safe household cleaners that dont contain harsh chemicals. Organic and non-toxic products can do the same job as traditional products, without irritating your eyes, nose and throat. Ventilate No matter how many steps you take to prevent indoor air pollution, your home is subject to inevitable sources of pollutants. Proper mechanical ventilation is your best defense. Continuous ventilation at a low speed not only takes minimal wattage to run, but it also significantly improves the indoor air quality of your entire home by exhausting hidden pollution, such as allergens, mildew, mold and more, says Anita So, Marketing Manager at Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. Although most consumers are aware of the need for ventilation in areas prone to high-humidity like bathrooms, an entire air-tight home can benefit from eliminating mold, mildew, moisture, volatile organic compounds and other invisible vapors. First, check to see if your ventilation fans are working properly. If the bathroom mirror steams up after a hot shower or bath, it is time to replace or install a ventilation fan. For example, Panasonics ENERGY STAR rated WhisperGreen fan offers ventilation with a low speed setting for continuous whole-home ventilation and a high speed setting for increased moisture levels produced by showers or baths. WhisperGreen fans are extremely quiet, energy efficient and feature exclusive technology, ensuring powerful performance. Not only will a combination of intermittent and continuous ventilation keep your family safer from allergens and toxic gases, but it can also save you money by preventing structural damage, ruined fixtures, peeling wallpaper and blistering paint. For more information about optimizing your indoor air quality, visit www.panasonic.com/ventfans. Sometimes hidden dangers are the most menacing. But you can breathe more easily by preventing and removing pollutants in your home.. Indoor Air Quality: Protect Your Home From What You Can't See Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area United Our Hands We Raise, Praise, Praise, Praise! You are our guests of honor, Of the Most High God Above, Following the way of hospitality, Of his Son, Jesus, our Redeemer, Who ransomed us with, His unquestionable love; By his loving example, and outworking of Holy Spirit, we mightily display, JOYFUL JOY!!! UNSHAKABLE FAITH!!! And Strong, AGAPE LOVE, in every way!!!! Yes!!! We are Jesus fishers of men of Matthew 4:19, Standing strong in mankinds sea, Mightily were pulling in our spiritual harvest, Heaving and hauling all the colors of humanity Our direction is onward and upward!!!! Joining our founding __________in giving God Glory, Honor, and Praise!!! To our Almighty GOD and his loyal Son, Jesus, YES!!! Put them up!!! Yes!!! Lift them up!!! OUR UNITED HANDS WE RAISE!!!! D M Lismore

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THESTAR Food Network Stars Chef Malcolm Mitchell BBQs It Up In Brunswick For Labor Day With Mature Movement The hip crew in Brunswick already know that an invitation to a Mature Movement shindig is a sure ticket to the inside scoop on whats hot and happening. Over the Labor Day holiday, a ticket to the exclusive Labor Day party got some lucky locals a taste of good old American barbeque with a special touch provided by celebrity Chef Malcolm Mitchell (right) who proved himself to be a guru on the grill. We work hard throughout the year so Labor Day was a great time to get together to show that the movement continues even as we relax and say goodbye to summer,says MMEMarketing Director, Alicia Lavi Engram. Peach Buns Swimwear, Chef Mitchell and of course our MMEcrew made it all happen. We want to show that it is possible to have a great laid back time to just enjoy each other and network our products and businesses within the community. THE FLORIDA AND GEORGIA STAR BROKE THE STORY OF HOW SENIORS FACED THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING HOMELESS ... join us as we tell you what the results are and who else is being affected as a result of similar schemes. Coming soon.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-4 Jags Win Final Preseason Game, Prepares For Minnesota Trip By FRED WITT Florida Sports Wire The Jacksonville Jaguars open their 18th season in the National Football League and first under owner Shad Khan and head coach Mike Mularkey on Sunday when they visit the Minnesota Vikings at the Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The Jaguars rolled up 450 yards of offense as they concluded the preseason with a 24-14 win over Atlanta at EverBank Field last Thursday. Rashad Jennings led the Jaguars with 209 rushing yards on 47 carries for a 4.4 average per carry. The 209 rushing yards led the AFC and ranked second in the NFL. He had six rushes for 10plus yards. The thing I like about him, I dont know what he had but I know theres some statistics on it but in the preseason how many yards he had after first contact. Theres a couple of plays I saw four or five yards that were made after he was hit, so thats a positive. Thats in the box or outside the box. Hes a physical runner," said Jaguars' head coach Mike Mularkey. The Jaguars had the NFLs third-best rushing attack in the preseason, averaging 164.0 yards per game on the ground. The Jaguars registered 225 yards on the ground and had only two penalties. The Falcons were limited to only 247 total yards including 83 via the rush. The starters played most of the first quarter for the Jaguars. QB Chad Henne directed two touchdown drives including a 77-yard pass to wide receiver Kevin Elliott in the third quarter. Of the Jaguars 54 roster players, 17 are new to the team, and 17 of the 22 projected starters made starts for the club last season. The Jaguars have a roster exemption for three-time Pro Bowl RB Maurice Jones-Drew. WR Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State), the 5th overall pick, headlines the clubs 2012 draft class that also features DE Andre Branch (Clemson), P Bryan Anger (California), LB Brandon Marshall (Nevada), CB Mike Harris (Florida State) and DT Jeris Pendleton (Ashland). In free agency, the club signed two starters in WR Laurent Robinson and CB Aaron Ross. Offensively, 10 of the 11 starters were with the team a year ago with Blackmon the only rookie that will start on opening day against the Vikings. The Jaguars finished the preseason 3-1 with wins against the New York Giants, at New Orleans and Atlanta and a loss at Baltimore. All four of the clubs preseason games were against 2011 playoff teams. Meanwhile, running back Maurice Jones-Drew missed the entire preseason before reporting for work last Sunday. I think Im game ready now, but once again I have to understand the terminology, the playbook, Jones-Drew said. I had the OTAs playbook, I didnt have the camp playbook, but I got the gist of a lot of hings. Its really just getting used to the terminology, going out there with practice and just repetition with it and being ready to play. Finally, the Jacksonville Jaguars made 22 roster moves following the final preseason game to reduce their roster to the league-mandated limit of 53 players. Nine veteran players were released or waived in S Courtney Greene, DT Corvey Irvin, DB Rod Issac, CB Trumaine McBride, RB Richard Murphy, QB Jordan Palmer, OT William Robinson, CB Leigh Torrence and WR Demetrius Williams. Four first-year players were waived OL Daniel Baldridge, TE Colin Cloherty, DE Odrick Ray and FB Will Taufoou. Ray was waived/injured. Three African-Americans Up For Sportswoman Of The Year Join us at www.facebook.com/thefloridastar GABRIELLEDOUGLAS Gymnastics Won the gold medal in the Womens team and the Womens allaround at the 2012 Olympic Games (August). Won the gold medal on the uneven bars, tied for the bronze medal on the floor exercise, and finished seventh on the balance beam at the Secret US Classic (July). Won the gold medal on the uneven bars, silver medal in the allaround, bronze medal on the floor exercise and finished seventh on the balance beam at the 2012 Visa Championships (June). Won the gold medal in the team event and the uneven bars at the 2012 Pacific Rim Championships (March). Won the gold medal in the team event and fifth on the uneven bars at the 2011 World Championships (October). SERENAWILLIAMS Tennis Won the gold medal in the Womens singles at the 2012 Olympic Games, losing only 17 games in six matches. The medal earned her a Career Golden Slam by winning gold in singles and four major Grand Slam titles (U.S. Open, Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon) in the course of her career, making her only the second woman to do so, along with Steffi Graf (August). Won her 14th Grand Slam title at 2012 Wimbledon, marking her fourth Wimbledon title (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012) (July). Her first place finish at Charleston marked her 40th WTA title (April). Finished second at the 2011 U.S. Open (September). Won the Womens Tennis Association (WTA) singles title in Toronto (August). ALLYSONFELIX Track & Field Won the gold medal in the Womens 200m, the 4x100m, and the 4x400m at the 2012 Olympic Games. The 4x100m team broke a world record held since 1985, clocking in at 40.82 seconds (August). Won the 200m sprint in an Olympic Trials record of 21.69 seconds at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trails and tied for third in the 100m (July). Won the Womens 200m at the Prefontaine Classic (July). Won the Womens 100m at the Samsung Diamond League Doha (May). Finished second at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Outdoor Championships 400m, third in the 200m, first in the 4x100m and first in the 4x400m (August). Winners will be announced at the 33rd Annual Salute to Women in Sports Gala on October 17, 2012, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Meanwhile, fans can vote at www.womenssportsfoundation.org There were also eight rookies waived including DE Kendrick Adams, OT Lee Barbiasz, WR Mike Brown, DE Ryan Davis, CB Antonio Dennard, G D.J. Hall, LB Joshua Jones and LB J.K. Schaffer. Second-year G Will Rackley was placed on injured reserve. The Jaguars claimed first-year tight end Brett Brackett off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles and tight end Zach Miller was waived/injured. The Jaguars signed former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson to the practice squad. Wilson was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Atlanta in 2009 and spent the last three seasons with the club. He was waived on August 26, 2012.

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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame The Florida Star / The Georgia Star Call (904) 766-8834 www.TheFloridaStar.com www.TheFloridaStar.com EMPLOYMENT AUTOS FOR SALE *** Everybody Rides ***DOWN PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $495 CALL: 904-354-0405UNITED USED CARS, INC.1222 North Main St. (Plus tax, tag & fees) > 2001FordWindstar $2,500-CASH > 2004IsuzuRodeo $800 Down > 1997Mercury GrandMarquis $1,995-CASH > 1999Infiniti130 XT Nice Cash Price> Cash Special 1996 VOLVO 960 $800 Down < We finance everybody SAVE $100.00 with this AD My Humble Effort At Stimulating The EconomyDr. James L. Snyder All we hear these days are complaining about the economy and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. Politicians talk about it all the time and yet do nothing creative in the area of improving our economy. If you could put all the political speeches end to end, there would positively be no end to it. What we need to stimulate our economy is some kind of stimulation that does not come from the government. They stimulate me, all right, but not in the right way. This is where I step in. I assure you I am not running for any office. If the truth were known, I am running away from every office I can think of, especially my church office. I have no political agenda or aspirations; I am just a plain ordinary American citizen. I understand such creatures are an endangered species in todays economy. I am proud to be just a plain ordinary American. I am not middle-class, lower-class and certainly not high class. In fact, I have no class at all, and I am glad to leave it like that. I couldnt pass the test anyway. But I am doing my part in stimulating the economy. The secret plan I have can be boiled down to one word: vacation. This past week I have bravely gone where I have not been for a long time and that is on vacation. There is nothing like a vacation to stimulate many things, including the economy. It takes me a whole year to scrimp and save so the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I can go on a vacation. But in the end, it is well worth it. After a weeklong vacation, I am highly stimulated to return home where I can recuperate from all that stimulation. My wallet is still vibrating. I must confess that the primary stimulation in a vacation has to do with my credit card. It was stimulated in more ways than I care to remember, and at the end of the month the credit card company will remind me of all that stimulation. If the government does not have enough money in its coffers to balance the budget, it is not because I have not done my part. Every time I turned around there was a tax on something. Do not let this get out, but if the government knows I turned around so many times, they will find a way to tax that. I am not a conspiracy enthusiast, but I believe I stumbled onto a most blatant conspiracy with the United States government. I am here merely to give my humble testimony. The conspiracy, as I found it, focuses in on the airlines. I know this may sound like a far-fetched idea but I can only give my observation. The airlines are in a conspiracy with the United States government to take as much money from me as they possibly can. Not that I have a lot of money, I just would like to keep as much of it as possible for those occasions when I would like to take my wife out to a restaurant and just have a relaxing evening. That takes money. It began with checking in our luggage. Two bags for me and two bags for my wife equals too much luggage. We put our luggage on the conveyor belt and then were informed by the check-in clerk that each bag cost an extra $50. She swiped my credit card and even though I am not a mathematical wizard, I believe it was in the neighborhood of $200. I do not like that neighborhood. Later on, I sat down to figure it out and discovered it would be far cheaper not to take any luggage and then when arriving at my destination buy a new set of clothes. My entire wardrobe does not equal $100. Of course, on my wifes side of the closet it is a different story. We got our boarding pass and then the young woman behind the counter looked at me and asked a strange question. Sir, how tall are you? It has been a long time since anybody asked me that kind of a question. Why she wanted to know how tall I was could not be found in the corridors of my empty mind. I then informed her that I was 6. I see, she said as she stared at her computer screen. Then she explained. The average height of a male passenger on our plane is 51. You exceed that limit by 4 inches. I looked at my wife and we both shared a wonderful laugh. Then I look back at her behind the counter, but she was not laughing. There will be an extra charge for your exceeding our height limit. Lets see, she said as she studied the computer screen, thats 4 inches times $15 per inch which equals $60. She then swiped my credit card, again, and charged it with the $60 extra fee. That was just the beginning of the swiping by the airlines. By the time our vacation was over, I was totally swiped out. When I got home I meditated a little bit on what Jesus said, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's (Luke 20:25 KJV). I really do not mind rendering to Caesar but I just wish he wasnt so greedy. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com Start a Career with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority .The JTA is hiring part-time bus operators with opportunity for full-time advancement. Position requires a high school diploma or GED and a Florida CDL license. Training pay is $10.00 -$11.00 to start. Apply online or in person. JTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 100 N. Myrtle Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32204 www.jtafla.com

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 How to Get Kids Interested in Current Events(StatePoint) Its never too soon to get your child interested in current events -and doing so can have many positive benefits, from building vocabulary and improving writing, to encouraging active and engaged citizenship. While the news might seem boring at first to kids, there are steps you can take to show them just how interesting and exciting current events can be: Read Together Ensure that your home subscribes to a daily paper. Let your children pick which articles they want to read and help them with words and concepts they dont understand. Read at least a few front page news articles together and then allow them to skip to whichever sections of the paper they find the most interesting. Many magazines run kids editions in print or online, such as Time, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic. Subscribe your child to an age-appropriate magazine or newspaper. Most children are already well-versed in using the Internet for acquiring information. Guide your children to trusted online news sources that they can access on their own. Encourage Hands-On Learning Often the most effective way to spark your childs interest is to offer him or her hands-on learning opportunities. Encourage your child to join the school newspaper or the schools television news program. Even as budget cuts loom in schools, private companies are helping schools offer their students unique educational opportunities. The Panasonic Kid Witness News program for example, a hands-on program designed to help children develop creative, cognitive and communication skills, has provided more than 150,000 children around the world access to top-notch video production equipment and an opportunity to learn a new skill they can use to make fun newscasts that are relevant to their daily lives. Each year, schools are encouraged to submit student videos on set themes and topics in formats such as newscasts, documentaries, dramas and commercials to a national and potentially global contest. Winning schools receive a package of Panasonic products that will enhance classroom learning. The videos show the world through their eyes. For more information, visit www.panasonic.net/kwn. Its important to get kids to share how they see the world. This is a perception we don't usually see in the news, says Joseph Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America. Its a valuable perspective that mainstream media usually misses. Watch Together Make watching the news together a part of your evening routine. Remember, kids have limited attention spans so avoid the never ending 24-hour news programming and opt for a half-hour program that highlights all the days top stories succinctly. Use commercial breaks and dinnertime to discuss what you watched. If youre worried that the imagery will be too graphic or mature, consider recording it first and sharing with your child only the parts you feel comfortable with. By encouraging your kids to keep up with current events, you can help them gain valuable perspective and understand the world around them.-----------------------------------------------FAMU INTERIM PRESIDENT SUSPENDS STUDENT DANCE TEAM AFTER ALLEGED HAZING INCIDENTTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson moved swiftly today ordering the immediate suspension of the Torque Dance Team following an alleged off-campus hazing incident. FAMU received an anonymous report today that the alleged incident occurred during the Labor Day weekend. According to the Office of Student Activities, the organization was inactive since December 2011 due to the absence of an advisor. The University has officially launched an investigation based on the anonymous report made by a parent to the university at 1:45 pm today. Robinson said the group is suspended until further notice, pending an investigation. Robinson said the campus police chief, dean of students and director of student activities have all been notified of the alleged incident. Story continued on PR-2. Prep Rapyouth section PHOTO CAPTION: Innovative programming is broadening student access to digital video technology.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 HAZING continued from PR-1The University takes very seriously any allegation of hazing and has moved quickly to shut the organization down pending the outcome of an investigation, said Robinson. We have zero tolerance for hazing. Its deplorable and will not be tolerated. It is unconscionable that a student organization would participate in any hazing activity considering what has transpired in the past year. Earlier this year, FAMU suspended new membership intake for all clubs and organizations and implemented more strict procedures as a result of the death of Robert Champion. Among the revised and new procedures to the intake process are a mandatory Rattlers First Membership Orientation, conflict resolution, new member rights and responsibilities, and student organization recertification provided by the Office of Student Activities for current and new members throughout the year. These workshops will address topics such as anti-hazing, community service, time management and professional development. Each potential member of the club or organization must attend these workshops to be considered for membership. The first meeting to inform student clubs and organizations of the new intake procedures is scheduled to take place today at 6 p.m. These meetings were scheduled prior to the report of alleged hazing. 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 8, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: CARTOON FAMILIES ACROSS 1. Fastener 6. Hermey, e.g. 9. Thunderous character 13. One who avoids company 14. ___ Kilmer 15. Southern chicken stew 16. Grossly unconventional 17. One of Bo Peeps flock? 18. Daytime host 19. *Peter or Lois or one of their children 21. Onion-like bulb 23. Blue feeling 24. Better ____ Ezra, band 25. DNA transmitter 28. Alternative for Liz? 30. *Todd or Tina or Timmy 35. Right side of U.S. 37. Seed cover 39. Like yellow polka dot bikini 40. Musical finale 41. Linear particle accelerator, for short 43. Castle material 44. Wrong 46. *Heckle and Jeckle, e.g. 47. Test answer 48. *Rugrats character 50. As opposed to a wood 52. Knightly title 53. Affirm solemnly 55. Former Soviet Socialist Republics 57. *Flintstones neighbors 61. *Surname of family in longestrunning American sitcom 65. It can melt 66. Pine juice 68. Lowest part of a ship 69. Rooster to a farmer 70. In the past 71. Another spelling for Layla 72. Low-cal 73. Hitherto 74. *Papa Smurf, e.g, DOWN 1. Dutchmans wooden gear 2. Frown 3. Opposed to 4. Feudal lords property, pl. 5. Modular dwelling 6. Two, e.g. 7. ____ & Order 8. Pound of _____ 9. Sound of a bell 10. *Hank or Peggy or Bobby 11. Butter substitute 12. Smallest, as in litter 15. Jimmy Carter product 20. Vitruvian Man, e.g. 22. Mad Hatters accessory 24. Into ____ ___ 25. Summary 26. Actress Watts 27. Echo sounder 29. Stumble 31. Catch ones breath 32. Approaches 33. Boredom 34. *Red _____ 36. Homework to a student 38. Batmans cave, e.g. 42. Crocus, pl. 45. Downhill race 49. The day before 51. Jack is this and quick? 54. Test format 56. Pitch 57. Iranian money 58. Tangerine-grapefruit hybrid 59. Cry plaintively 60. A dull person 61. See him run? 62. Skidded 63. Stare amorously 64. Not far 67. *The Jetsons were a Space ___ counterpart to The Flintstones

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 Protect Your Children From Cyberbullying(StatePoint) Most parents are familiar with traditional bullying that takes place at school and on the playground, but as life has gone digital, so has bullying. Cyberbullying, bullying that occurs through technology like computers and mobile devices, is often harder to detect than traditional bullying. The bully isnt immediately visible and may not even be known to the victim, says pediatrician Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O`Keeffe of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and author of CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media. Because of this, cyberbullying is often more upsetting to victims, with even more profound and long-lasting effects, Dr. OKeeffe said. While the anonymous nature of the digital world does pose a challenge to identifying cyberbullies, OKeeffe notes, parents can take an active role toward combating this 21st century problem. Here are tips for parents to get a handle on cyberbullying, whether your child is a victim, a bystander or even participating in the bullying: Monitor your childs digital technology use. Be on the lookout for behaviors like quickly switching screens and having multiple passwords and accounts. Teach your child to come forward if he or she knows a friend is bullying others or being bullied. Being a bystander helps perpetuate the cycle and continue someone elses pain. You may think your child is safely using a digital device in the next room, but any child online is at risk for being bullied. Not all children are going to let you know if theres a problem, including teenagers. If your child is acting withdrawn, evasive or unusually sad especially after using a digital device such as a computer, video game or mobile phone ask if everything is okay. Regularly converse to open the line of communication. Cyberbullies may think they are acting anonymously, but they can be tracked by authorities. If your child is a victim, save the offending emails, IMs, and texts, and get the school involved if possible. If you worry your child is in serious danger, or the other parents refuse to help end bullying, call the police. Find out what your childs schools policies are on bullying, cyberbullying and digital devices. If the rules are insufficient, talk to the teachers and principal about establishing sensible regulations. Dont raise a bully! Foster empathy by talking regularly about how actions and words affect others. Set a good example by always treating others with respect yourself, both online and offline. Help children develop constructive strategies for getting what they want that dont include teasing, threatening or hurting others. Dont assume that a normally well-behaved child is guilt-free. The faceless digital world makes it easy for even good kids to sometimes be mean. More information about cyberbullying can be found on the AAP parenting website, www.healthychildren.org. With a new school year come new challenges. Learn about the realities of cyberbullying and what you can do to protect your children.Studying smartly means studying early and often***** After starting classes, paying tutiion, and comparing your private student loan options, it's time to start focusing on your academics. But performing well in college isn't just a matter of being smart. It's a matter of staying prepared. Here's how to do it: Start studying now. Pace yourself throughout the semester instead of cramming everything in at the end. Cramming is a good way to temporarily memorize then quickly forget everything. Instead study early, often, and for shorter periods of time. Study during daylight hours. Doing it at night means you're probably doing it tired, meaning you'll retain less. Exercise before you study. Take a jog, ride a bike, or chase a squirrel. The movement will increase blood flow to your brain. Study in different places. According to the New York Times, just switching study spots each time you study increases data retention. Know your ideal environment. If you study best in a group, find one. If you like your silence, don't study in a coffee shop. Know how your brain works, where you can and can't focus, and make the extra effort to find conditions you excel under.simpletuition.com

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Robber Charged with Murder After Partner is KilledAn armed robber was shot and killed by a customer at a store. The robbers accomplice was instead charged with the murder. At around 9:20 p.m., Rakeem Deveal Odoms, 22, and Aundre Krishna Campbell, 19 were said to have entered a discount store with CO2 BB pistols that looked like real handguns. Two employees in the store were threatened by the robbers. Their goal was to get to the cash register, until the only customer in the store noticed what was going on. The customer was a 57-year-old grandfather who had a concealed firearms permit. He was said to have stopped by the store on his way home from work for a few items that his wife asked him to buy earlier. He was not expecting an armed robbery, but took action when it happened. He drew his weapon and ordered the robbers to drop their guns. When Odoms did not, he opened fire. Odoms was hit two to three times and was killed. Campbell fled the scene. Police found Odoms dead upon arrival. The customer who shot the suspect was not charged and chose not to reveal his identity. Campbell was later arrested on an unrelated burglary warrant. He was charged with robbery and felony murder for the death of Odoms during the robbery.He is not eligible to receive bond. The wife of the customer, who prevented the robbery from going any further, said that her husband had always been a marksman and shoots in competitions. He has never killed anybody and she stated that she doesnt know how he would handle it. Odoms was said to have prior arrests in August of 2009 for dealing in stolen property. He received a year of probation as punishment. He was also arrested in February 2009 for driving without a license and served two days in jail. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarSEPTEMBER 08, 2012 THE STAR C&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Woman Stabs Roommate to Death with Broken Beer Bottle A woman was arrested for stabbing her roommate to death. Police say Lowanna Lynn McQuay ,46, and Lori Wynn, 34, were homeless and had just moved into a rooming house together a few days ago. The two women were said to have been in an intimate relationship. The women got into an argument at about 8:30 a.m. on the front porch and McQuay broke a beer bottle and started stabbing Wynn in the neck. Wynn ran off to the bedroom in the house, but McQuay went after her and continued to stab her in the neck. McQuay also followed her into the kitchen keeping her from escaping. Police say Wynn was stabbed 34 times. McQuay changed into different clothes and started walking away from the house. Police found her a block away with blood stains on her pants and face. She was arrested without incident and will be facing a murder charge. LowannaMcQuay Rakeem Odoms Aundre Campbell

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C&J 2 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 08, 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. Crime Prevention Tips for Seniors Crime prevention is everyones responsibility, not just a job for law enforcement. Seniors can learn how to protect themselves from crime by following these simple, common-sense, suggestions. Share these tips with your neighbors and friends, too. At home ... Always keep your doors and windows locked. Install dead-bolt locks on all doors. Keep your home well lit at night, inside and out, and keep your curtains closed at night. Install a peephole in your front door so you can see callers without opening the door. Ask for proper identification from deliverymen or strangers. Dont be afraid of asking if they are legitimate they wont mind. If a stranger asks to use your telephone, offer to place the call for him/her yourself. Never let a stranger into your home. Do not leave notes on your door when you are gone, and do not hide your keys under the mat or in other conspicuous places. Never give out information over the phone indicating you are alone or that you wont be home at a certain time. When you are gone for more than a day, make sure your home looks and sounds occupied use automatic timers to turn on lights and a radio or television. While youre out ... Carry your purse very close to you dont dangle it from your arm. Also, never leave your purse in a shopping cart. Dont carry more cash than is necessary. Many grocery stores now accept checks and automatic teller cards instead of cash. Avoid walking alone at night. Try to have a friend accompany you in high risk areas even during the daytime. Do not carry weapons they may be used against you. Have your paychecks or government checks sent directly to your bank account many banks have senior citizens discounts. Never withdraw money from your bank accounts for anyone except YOURSELF. Be wary of con artists and get-rich schemes that probably are too-good-tobe-true. In your car... Keep your gas tank full and your engine properly maintained to avoid breakdowns. Always lock your car doors, even when youre inside and keep your windows rolled up. Driving with the windows closed also improves gas mileage. Lock packages and other valuables in the trunk. Do not leave them on the back seat or on the floor of the car where potential thieves can see them. When you return to your car, always check the front and back seat before you get in. Never pick up hitchhikers. If your car breaks down, pull over to the right as far as possible, raise the hood, and wait inside the car for help. Do not get out of the car or roll down the window until the police arrive. Your Safety Treatment Center Worker Molests Teen ClientA former child specialist has been arrested following accusations of molesting a teenage client at the residential addiction treatment program. According to reports, the victim is a 15-year-old girl who is a client of the program. 34-year-old Corey Hodges started working at the facility in February. Earlier this month, the girl reported that Hodges had molested her two times last month while she was in her room at the program. On both occasions, the victim said Hodges touched her breasts under her shirt, rubbed her over her clothes, and kissed her on the lips. Both times, she said that Hodges told her not to tell anyone about it. On a third occasion, the girl said that after she broke her finger playing football, Hodges drove her to the hospital. On the way back, the victim said that Hodges rubbed her thigh and told her to pull up her shorts, but she refused and nothing more happened. Investigators interviewed other teenage girls at the program. A 17-year-old told investigators that Hodges asked her for hugs, made comments about other girls bodies, and talked about beating up a boy she was dating because Hodges was jealous. An 18-year-girl said Hodges told her that she should be a stripper because she had a nice body and a 14-year-old girl revealed that while going through heroin withdrawal, Hodges ordered her to get out of her bed even though she told him that she was naked. When she got up and tried to cover herself with a blanket, she said that Hodges told her to drop it. During questioning by investigators, Hodges denied the allegations. Surveillance video from inside the facility showed Hodges going into one of the girls rooms, in violation of staff policies. He also violated their policies when he drove the girl to the hospital instead of having a female employee do it. Investigators offered Hodges an opportunity to submit to a voice stress analysis, but his lawyer told him not to take the test. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Hodges. He was arrested and booked. He is facing one charge each of lewd or lascivious molestation and lewd or lascivious conduct. He is being held on $60,000 bond. He has also been fired from the treatment center. Corey Hodges

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9-year-old boy Charged with Murder After Beating 14Month-Old Baby to Death Cahokia, ILPolice say the 9-year-old was sleeping in the same room as 14-month-old Taquan Willis when the beating happened. They were believed to be related.Willis was found dead by his mother, Alisha Johnson. Other people were said to have been in the home, such as Willis two older brothers, ages two and three, a friend of Johnsons with her boyfriend, and a 12-year-old boy. One of the adults heard a groaning sound coming from a bedroom and Johnson went to check, she found Willis limp body. The 14-month-old was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 9-year-old was charged with first-degree murder. Man Accidentally Shoots Self in Head and Dies While ReEnacting Movie Scene Conway, SC43-year-old James Gagum was watching a movie with some friends and a scene played with a character using a gun. An argument began about how the gun was supposed to be handled. Gagum then held a pistol to his head and said, Thats not how its done. He pulled the trigger twice, but the gun went off on the third pull. The bullet went through Gagums head and was pronounced dead at the scene. In 2010, Gagum shot and killed one of three suspects that broke into his home, threatening him and his wife. SEPTEMBER, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Teen Calls Police Twice for Having Strange Dream A teen was arrested after calling police twice to report 18-year-old Mark Welch woke up from an odd dream and was convinced that everything in his dream was really happening. He told his parents, but they didnt believe him. He then called 911to report about his dream. Police were not sure what was going on and dispatched to the house at around 7:30 p.m. Police found out Welch had been smoking K2, which is synthetic marijuana. They told him not to call them again unless it was a genuine emergency. About 40 minutes after the first call, Welch went to a neighbors house and called 911 again, saying he was still trying to prove something to his family about his dream. The officer told me not to call back, said Welch. And he said if I called back, then yall were going to take me to court. So Im calling back. The calltaker asked Welch if he wanted to go to jail. I have to prove something to my family, he responded. So can you send an officer back? When asked if there was an emergency, Welch admitted there wasnt. When police came, Welch was arrested for misuse of the 911 system, a 1st-degree misdemeanor. He was booed into jail on $500 bond. Man Tries to Rape Teen and Blames the Devil A man was arrested for trying to rape a 13year-old girl and blamed the devil for his actions. The young victim was said to have been walking towards her grandmothers house at about 5:30 p.m. The teen was approached by 18-year-old Gerome L. Robinson, who asked her if she wanted to hang out. When she told him no, Robinson grabbed her and pushed her into his backyard. He then took his clothes off and tried to take her clothes off too. He held her against his house and told her to stop resisting. The girl was finally able to let herself free and made an escape. Robinson ran after the girl but was stopped by her mother who showed up. The girl was then taken back home. When police came, Robinson told them, the devil tried to rape her in my body. Robinson was arrested and charged with battery and lewd or lascivious battery. He is being held on $55,000 bond. Robinsons family say the victim may have made up the incident. Ex-Marine Shoots and Kills Co-Workers Which He Tweeted About Wanting to do Three Years Ago Old Bridge, NJ23-year-old Terence Tyler posted a question on Twitter, a social-networking site, in 2009 asking, Is it normal to want to kill ALLof ur coworkers? He then tweeted a few months later saying that he understand why people went on killing sprees. Also the slogan on his facebook was:Be optimistic. All the people you hate are going to eventually die. Tyler was discharged from the Marines in 2010 after he was suffering from depression and he was said to have not gotten over his mothers death, which happened five years ago. Tyler worked at a supermarket, where he began working as an overnight clerk less than two weeks ago, and police say at around 3:30 a.m., he left his job and drove off. He returned shortly with a handgun and an assault rifle. About 12-14 workers were in the market and Tyler fired more than 16 rounds from the rifle at an employee standing outside. He then entered the store where he continued to keep firing. He shot at five workers in an aisle, killing Christina LoBrutto, 18, and Bryan Breen, 24. He then pulled out his handgun and killed himself. Ammunition magazines and the weapons were recovered by police. Tyler was said to have been a very quiet person and never came across as crazy. Gerome Robinson

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C&J 4 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 08, 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: Jasmine Kierra Paul Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 8/23/12 Name: Cedric Herring Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 6/05/12 Name: Antonio N. Phillips Age: 14 Weight: 215 lbs Last seen: 8/18/12 Name: JohnRamsey Age:16 Weight: 165 lbs Last seen: 6/05/12 Name: Rachel Todman Age: 15 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 8/23/12MOSTWANTED Armed RobberySuspects Police were dispatched to a clothing store in reference to an armed robbery. Investigation revealed that two black male suspects entered the business and began asking about clothing and shoes. One of the suspects then pulled a black handgun on the clerk and demanded money. The suspects obtained money from the clerk and then stole clothing from the business. One of the suspects was described as a black male, 20-25 years of age, 55, average build, wearing a red Coogi hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and armed with a black handgun. The other suspect was described as a black male 20-25 years old, 5, thin build, with braids/dreadlocks, wearing short pants, and a white t-shirt. 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:Jeremy Scott WatsonOffense:Obstruct Crime Investigation Name: Ladarrian Watkins Offense:Criminal Mischief/Property Damage Name: Patrick Laron WhittingtonOffense: DUI Cause Serious Bodily Injury Name:Christopher West Offense: Aggravated Batter w/Deadly Weapon