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Title:
Florida star
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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English
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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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Jacksonville Fla
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weekly

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

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Morris Garner, 52, who dresses as a woman and goes by the name of Tracey Lynn Garner, performed a buttock implant procedure at his house last March. The procedure caused the death of Karima Gordon. She died a few days later in Atlanta. The charge is depravedheart murder. It carries a death sentence. A car full of suspected armed bank robbers led police on a high-speed chase after robbing a Bank of America branch in the Santa Clarita, Calif. area Wednesday morning. Footage from news helicopters showed the suspects driving a black Volvo SUV. They made two stops in the Sylmar area; the first so that two passengers could bail, and the second so that a third passenger could jump out, reports Fox LA. As the SUV led police on a chase through residential streets in South LA, passengers in the vehicle could be seen throwing cash out of the window several times throughout the pursuit, which lured crowds into the streets in search of cash. An unidentified 23-yearold resident of the South LA neighborhood called in to NBC LA to express admiration for both the suspects and the police during the pursuit. "I'm just so glad this person came to throw this money in the 'hood, basically," said the woman. "You usually see robbers and they take their stuff and they leave. But this guy came over and tried to help us out ... So It's more like all of us are supporting the robbers and the cops." All of the neighbors did not totally agree that the men robbed the bank to share money with the neighborhood. "They were robbing a bank to steal and keep that money... I can't imagine they did this for the good of the community." 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"Respectfully, as a 26-year-old adult and leader in FAMU's band, Mr. Champion should have refused to participate in the planned hazing event and reported it to law enforcement or university administrators,Ž the statement read. Under these circumstances, Florida's taxpayers should not be held financially liable to Mr. Champion's estate for the ultimate result of his own imprudent, avoidable and tragic decision and death." It was further stated that Champion knew the dangers of hazing before his November 19th death, and had even signed an anti-hazing pledge with the university months before. Champion, they said, participated in something he knew violated the law and university policy. Dr. Orrin D. Mitchell, Board Certified Orthodontist, from Jacksonville, FL and Mr. Tom Joyner, Host of The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Founder of Tom Joyner Foundation, and Chairman and Founder of REACH Media, Inc. received The Civil Rights Awards at the 99th Annual National Dental Association Convention in Boca Raton, FL on July 23, 2012. Receiving the award for Mr. Joyner, who was recovering from surgery, was Ms. Sybil Wilkes, Co-host of the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Ms. Wilkes was also the Keynote Speaker for the occasion. The awards were presented by Dr. Roy L. Irons, President of the National Dental Association. Dr. Mitchell is a native of Jacksonville with offices at 1190 Edgewood Ave., W. near I 95 (7666000) and 10920 Baymeadows Road, at I 295 East (9A) (5389300). His services include Invisalign, Braces, Sleep Apnea and Snoring treatment. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ADKISON, Meldora Jane Carver, died September 5, 2012. ATKINS Shawn, died September 10, 2012. AUSMUS, James Dale, died September 8, 2012. BENNETT Doris A., 77, died September 3, 2012. BIGGS Sueko H., 81, died September 8, 2012. BISHOP, Grady A., Jr., 80, died September 7, 2012. BONGIOVANNI, Inez Agnes, 90, died September 6, 2012. BOYLE George T., 80, died September 3, 2012. BROWN Virginia O., died September 3, 2012. BURNETTE, Mary Ellen, 85, died September 5, 2012. BYRD, Samuel L., Sr., 79, died September 3, 2012. CARTER, George Thomas, 88, died September 6, 2012. CRANDALL, Thomas Lee, died September 2, 2012. DAVIS, Brandon Jamal, died September 4, 2012. DAWES, Dalton G., died September 5, 2012. DOUGLAS, Franklin, 75, died September 5, 2012. DOYLE Frank D., Sr., 89, died September 7, 2012. DUNNE, Ralph L., 62, died September 4, 2012. FALL, Abdou Salam, died September 5, 2012. GRIFFIN, Monica Lynn Conrad, 43, died September 7, 2012. HAIRSTON, Michael, 56, died September 8, 2012. HILL Sandra Sue, died September 6, 2012. HOBBS, Cheryl McNair, died September 7, 2012. JONES, Myrtice T., 80, died September 2, 2012. KITCHEN Angalean, died September 6, 2012. KRAUS June Elizabeth Taylor, 82, died September 5, 2012. LAKE Gerald Allen, Sr., 77, died September 3, 2012. LANKFORD, Gloria June, 81, died September 4, 2012. LOWE Frances Holmes, died September 4, 2102. PALMER, Donald Don Neal, 75, died September 2, 2012. PATTERSON Sharon Romenza, 59, died September 7, 2012. PAUL Betty J., 87, died September 8, 2012. POPE Steven, died September 8, 2012. ROGERS Freddie, 75, died September 5, 2012. SCHLEINING, Gordon William, 67, died September 4, 2102. SCHROEDER LCDR Harold Hal E. (Ret), died 76, died September 6, 2012. SHERRILL, Joe Wilbur, 86, died September 8, 2012. SMYTH Rev. Preston W., died September 4, 2012. TOLIVER Mercedes, died September 9, 2012. VINING, Joan Melton, 68, died September 7, 2012. WALKER, Cecil, 85, died September 8, 2012. WATERS Frances L., 76, died September 9, 2012. WEEKS Lisa Lynn, 41, died September 2, 2012. WELLS Barbara Ann Whiteford, 62, died September 1, 2012. WILKERSON, Daniel Calvin, 72, died September 1, 2012. WILLIAMS, Benjamin, died September 9, 2012. WILLIAMS, Shirley Ann, died September 3, 2012. YOUNG, Freddie L., Jr., 35, died September 3, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BURKMAN Allen J., 52, died September 9, 2012. COPELAND Shelba JoannŽ Lynes, 57, died September 9, 2012. EUBANKS Matthew Jennings, 36, died September 9, 2012. EVANS Audrey M., 87, died September 8, 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 15, 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. SECOND MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP MINISTRY, 954 Kings Rd., presents: The H. Alvin Green Memorial Alumni Chorale in an evening of uplifting Spiritual Music on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 5:00 a.m. 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. SAINT PAUL AME CHURCH 6910 New Kings Road, will celebrate the Church's 143rd Anniversary on Sunday, September 23, 2012. The theme is BUILDING THE HOUSE: ADVANCING THE KINGDOM ." The selected scripture is Matthew 16:17-18. Two powerful messages will be proclaimed at 7:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Church school will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Marvin C. Zanders, II and the Disciples of St. Paul extend a warm welcome to friends and the public to share in all worship experiences. Please contact the office of the Church at (904) 764-2755 or the website at stpaulamejax.com for more information. THE GREATER GRANT MEMORIAL AME CHURCH Family in celebration with Natinal Back to Church Sunday, presnets a BACK TO CHURCH CONCERT featuring the Edward Waters College Choir this Sunday, September 16th at 5:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The event is free and open to the public. Come out and witness this renown choir under the direction of Mrs. Barbara Bouie. Greater Grants Sunday school begins at 8:30 a.m. and the mroning worship service at 10:00 a.m. The church is located at 5533 Gilchrist Rd. in the Sherwood area. The Reverend F. D. Richardson, Jr., Pastor. SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2730 West Edgewood Ave. Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship with Holy Communion 11:00 a.m., Wednesdays Bible Study/workshop with light supper @ 6:30 p.m. followed by Evangelism training at 7:00 p.m. Sixweek Sermon and Bible Study Series: How to Share your Faith September 5, 2012 October 14, 2012 On Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 8:30 am-11:00 am, we will sponsor our annual "Prayer Breakfast" with guest speaker, Justice Peggy Quince. This year's theme will be: Upping the Ante: Unleashing the Power of Prayer. We open our doors & hearts to the Community, all are Welcome. NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH 737 Jessie St., with Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor, invite you to come celebrate their Annual Eastside Come Together Day September 23, 2012, beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the Reverend Michael Jackson and the Spring Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor. Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, then Rydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339 Justice Peggy Quince KING SOLOMON UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH Celebrates 32nd Founders Day2240 Forest St., Jacksonville, FL Rev. Mariko T. Billups and the congregation are extending a special invitation to all of the founder members and their families. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is also being recognized for hosting the first organizational meeting establishing King Solomon Church. King Solomon United Baptist Church had its beginning September 28, 1980, when a group of approximately 50 people united for the sole purpose of organizing a church subject to the laws of God. On October 19, 1980, the first meeting was held in the church building located on Forest Street for the purpose of calling a Pastor, which was William C. Barker, Jr. The church moved from its original location of 2221 Forest Street, under the leadership of Rev. William C. Barker, Jr. August 2004, Rev. Barker lead the congregation to its new building at the current location of 2240 Forest Street. Today, the church is still standing and based on the word of God and lead by Rev. Mariko T. Billups. Everyone is invited to attend the 32nd Founders Day on September 23rd at 10:45 a.m. For more information, contact the church office at 904-354-8052. 2012 Founders Day Committee

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 man, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, as the man behind Innocence of Muslims,Ž a film that ignited mob violence against U. S. embassies across the Mideast. Attorney General Holder had already opened a criminal investigation into the deaths off the U. S. ambassador to Libya and three other diplomats killed during an attack on the American mission in Benghazi. Nakoula was connected to the persona of Sam Bacile, who initially claimed to be the writer and director of the film. However, it was soon learned that Bacile was a false identity. The film has been circulated world-wide through You Tube under the username Sam Bacile.Ž Pastor Terry Jones, of Gainesville, Florida who burned Quarans on the 9th anniversary of 9/11, said he spoke with the movie maker and prayed for him. Who Bacile really is cant be completed since he used so many names and identifications as well as bank accounts. One thing is known, he is causing trouble all over the world. Xkfgq"/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 Fqnnctu/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 a tactic to draw residents to the streets, distracting the police and putting human blockades between the suspects and the arresting officers. when officers were able to stop the suspects' car and approach the vehicle, at least 100 people had crowded around the scene, heightening the risk to both the police and community members. Eventually, officers took two suspects into custody without incident after the car chase ended. "If they thought that by throwing money out the window that would distract us or have people get in the way and block us, they're going to run out of money," said Sgt. Parker. "We're not going to run out of sheriff's deputies and we're not going to run out of helicopters." The people were happy with the money even though they were asked to turn it in. The men were finally caught and maybe the bank will get some of the money back.

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PAGE A-4THE STARSEPTEMBER 15, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. A TALE OF TWO VIRGOS.On a recent Saturday morning, I attended the funeral of Janet Loretta Rutherford Johnson, one of Mamas closest friends. Our families were so close that she was Aunt Janet and her husband, Earl Johnson, Sr., was Uncle Earl. Likewise, all of her children knew Mama as Aunt Tommy. Later, in the evening, I attended the Silver Jubilee Banquet (more below) of the Womens Academic and Cultural Society (WACS) of Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. WACS honored its deceased founding members, one of which was my aunt, Frances Calhoun Murray, Mamas youngest sibling and my namesake. These two women were September babies. Aunt Frances was born on September 9, Aunt Janets birthday was September 14. On the surface, they seemed like opposities. Yet, they were strangely similar in different ways (thats an oxymoron). Aunt Frances was gracefully dignified. Her taste in clothes was classic. She liked organization things in their place. She loved to shop at fine stores Rosenblums, May Cohens, and LaRose Shoes were among her favorites. She enjoyed the company of others, but got pleasure from family more. She was dedicated to her teaching profession, students, and her church. She was smart, principled, and patient. But, when her patience wore thin, usually because someone crossed the line of her principles, she could communicate displeasure in a way that made the room feel like dry, desert heat and the recipient of her displeasure cringe under an unwavering stare, her lowered voice reminiscent of cold steel. The offending party had been told off.Ž Janet Johnson, was vibrant, could dazzle a room with poise and laughter. She was smart (graduated from high school at 16 and college at 19, and taught Math) and opinionated. She managed Uncle Earls first campaign for City Commissioner, which he lost, and his victory as the first African-American At-large City Councilman. She too loved shopping at fine stores (my first visit to Lillie Rubins was with her) for designer labels. She was generous, enjoyed entertaining, and always looked for ways to make the world a better place for her family, friends, and students. However, when she communicated displeasure, the person knew he/she had been cussed out.Ž There is irony in the forces that brought these two women into the forefront of my life on a single day. Im still searching for the deeper meaning. The Womens Academic and Cultural Society (WACS) of Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church recently celebrated 25 years of service to youth in the church and community, at an elegant banquet and program in the lower auditorium of the church. Taurean Royal Master of Ceremonies, adeptly presided over the program which included: Charles Brown, II ; Tequana Golden ; Natishia Stevens ; Kevin Howell ; liturgical dancers Tanijah Barron Kelsey Coffey and Dawnye Floyd ; Jayla Royal who recited a Maya Angelou poem, Preacher, Dont Send Me ; Rev. Dr. Robert L. Mitchell former pastor of Mt. Zion and retired Presiding Elder; Rev. Pearce Ewing, Sr ., current pastor of Mt. Zion; and Corrie Thompson President, WACS. At the banquet, Dr. Mitchell, graciously presented plaques of appreciation to charter WACS members, which included his wife, Deloris Mitchell who served as the first vicepresident of the Society. The organization was the idea of Dr. Mitchell, when he served as pastor of the church. Officers were installed at a luncheon on August 27, 1987. A highlight of the evening was the touching ceremony, which honored the memory of WACS founders. A short bio of each memorialized affiliate was read as a family member or active WACS member lit a candle next to the fallen angels photograph. They were (honored by): Evelyn Wells President ( Evelyn B. Whaley ); Frances Calhoun Murray Secretary (my aunt); Mildred Lyons Treasurer (brother, Gene Logan ); and Hilda Wooten Historian/Parliamentarian ( Glenell Harness ). Kudos to Corrie Thompson, president of the organization, for her capable leadership and planning of this grand affair. The delicious menu was catered by Belinda Garmany. Left to right: Evelyn Whaley, TALK OF THE TOWN!'S Frances Calhoun Bradley, Gene Logan, and Glenell Harness. Jayla Royal recites Maya Angelou's, "Preacher, Don't Send Me." The Women's Academic and Cultural Society of Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Charter members proudly display their plaques. First Lady, Dorothy Ewing, front, holds absent member's plaque. Left to right: Sollie Mitchell, Corrie Thompson, Rev. Pearce Ewing, Sr., Dorothy Ewing, Deloris Mitchell, and Rev. Dr. Robert L. Mitchell Interpretive dance performed by Tanijah Barron, Kelsey Coffey, and Dawnye Floyd Corrie Thompson, President, Women's Academic and Cultural Society

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Around The Area Around The Area SEPTEMBER 15, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-5 September 11th Commemoration Event Everbank Field Jacksonville Municipal 2012Photography by Frank M. Powell, III Mayor Alvin Brown, City dignitaries, members of the armed forces, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue and Jacksonville Sheriffs Office honored the fallen at a memorial ceremony at Everbank Field to commemorate the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Beatrice Mathews Gerald Minnifield Women of Color Cultural Foundation volunteer and Bob Ross Greater Jacksonville Area USO acceptance of care packages Color Guard -American Legion Post 157 Carolyn Chatman Office of Congresswoman Corrine Brown Henrietta Telfair singing "America the Beautiful". Ret.Lt.Col.Felice Franklin and State of Florida Rep Mia Jones "The Star Spangled Banner"-Edward Waters College Choir. Color Guard--Marine Corps, JFRD, and American Legion Post 157 Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Sr., Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Mayor Alvin Brown, State of FL Rep. Mia Jones, State of FL Sen. Audrey Gibson, Sheriff John Rutherford, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, and Senior Rabbi Joshua B.Lief, The TempleCongregation Ahavath Chesed. JTA Jacksonville Transportation Authority Volunteers, Jacksonville Job Corps. State of FL Senator Audrey Gibson. Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Sr., Bethel Baptist Institutional Church and Senior Rabbi Joshua B.Lief, The TempleCongregation Ahavath Chesed. Ms. Gerald Minnifield, and Dr. Helen Jackson at the 9/11 quilt. Actor and Poet Rockman Johnson. Ms Roberta Darius, Sheriff John Rutherford, and Dr. Helen Jackson.

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Around The Area Around The Area PTHE STAR Actor Charles S. Dutton, Judge Daryl Traywick and Detroit Pistons Legend Isiah Thomas Inspire Black Men's Roundtable Tour LaunchWhen the Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation (FCBCP) originally planned and hosted their 2012 Healthy, Wealth & Wise Mini-Expo and Black Men's Round Table (BMR) in Miami, FL, the organizers were unsure what to expect. But the gathering of Black men that included NBA Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas; actor and producer, Charles S. Dutton ("Rock"); Dade County Circuit Judge Daryl Traywick; and Miami Police homicide detective and cast member of "48 Hours," Detective Ervans Ford, proved to be so powerful that the singular occasion has spawned the announcement of the FCBCP Black Men's Roundtable Statewide Tour. Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando will be among the first stops. "Our guest speakers triggered a lot of emotion in the men," reveals Desmond Meade, chair of FCBCP Black Men's Round Table, "Charles Dutton and Isiah Thomas spoke to the hearts of these men, relating to them on a universal level of brotherhood. We are simply overwhelmed with the positive feedback and excited for the opportunity to connect with men in other cities and states." A springboard of the popular National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) "Black Women's Roundtable Health Wealthy & Wise National Tour," BMR will now address and focus on the concerns and issues of Black men. With the goal to uplift, educate and empower Black men and youth, the BMR tour will continue to provide important information related to health and wellness and stimulate honest discussions about issues relevant to Black men all in a mini-expo environment. Due to aggressive voter suppression efforts across the country with Florida as the poster child voter education and voter protection are a central component of the event. "We are just so thankful to the Knight Foundation, as one of our sponsors, for their support to Florida Coalition. It is because of partners like them that we can continue to host these roundtable events, providing men and women a space to talk, commune, learn about their voting rights, and really make a difference in each other's lives," offers Salandra Benton, FCBCP Convener. Moderated by Miami Times senior editor, Kevin McNeir and attorney Larry Handfield, the panels explored topics like criminal justice and domestic violence; physical, spiritual and mental health; and jobs, wealth and civic participation. Adds Melanie L. Campbell president & CEO, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women's Roundtable, "Now more than ever it is crucial that Black men are provided avenues like the Black Men's Round Table to combat the feelings of disenfranchisement and disempowerment that are so readily evidenced in many of our communities. The Florida Coalition's Black Men's Roundtable is aligned with the The National Coalition's new national focus of engaging black men and boys to live their best lives."The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation is an affiliate of the The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement in Black and underserved communities. The current initiatives of The National Coalition include Black Youth Vote!, Black Women's Roundtable, and the Unity 2012 Voter Empowerment Campaign. They recently implemented the Black Youth Vote! men and boys civic engagement initiative supported by the Open Society Foundation. With the 2012 theme "Stand Your Ground," the Unity 2012 campaign works nationally with APRI, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Cost of Freedom Project, and other groups to ensure that black voters register to vote, verify their voting status, obtain proper identification and are allowed to cast a vote that counts on election day. For more information visit www.fcbcp.org or www.ncbcp.org. Florida A&M University Adds MC Lyte as Halftime Entertainment LineupFlorida A&M University continues to add to its halftime entertainment lineup as part of its enhanced football experience for the 2012 season. The university has confirmed Hip Hop legend, MC Lyte, will perform during the third home game against South Carolina State University on October 20. The game is also the Prince Hall Shriner's Foundation Diabetes Classic and Parents Weekend. Local DJs Loosekid & Dawkness will round out the halftime entertainment with live music and DJ battles to keep fans entertained. By now, fans and supporters of FAMU have noticed that the Athletics program has an exciting halftime production lineup for the entire 2012 football season, shares Derek Horne, FAMU athletics director. We are committed to our new team energy and theme and the football team has declared that its Our Team, Our Time. We look forward to having fans enjoy the entire football experience and the on field performance from our players. FAMU recently announced the entertainment lineup for the earlier home games with the first game on September 15 against Hampton University being the Hall of Fame Game to include a halftime performance by major recording artist FUTURE, Joe Bullard as game MC, and DJ battles between DJ Demp representing the New School and DJ Neaux and Will Power Packer of Rainforest Films representing the Old School. The second home game on October 13 against Savannah State University is Youth and Community Day and features local Tallahassee high school marching bands from James S. Rickards High School and FAMU Developmental Research School, a Pink theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and various community groups. This season, the football program takes on a brand new energy with a new theme Our Team, Our Time: Respect the Game. More than 1,000 fans attended the annual FAMU Fan Day on August 11 to catch a glimpse of the 2012 Rattler football team. Opponents for this years home games include Hampton University on September 15, Savannah State University on October 13, South Carolina State University on October 20, and the homecoming game celebrating FAMUs 125th anniversary on November 10 against North Carolina Central University. For more information regarding the 2012 football season, visit FAMUAthletics.com or call (850) 5993868. Tracking Tools For the ElectionWith unlimited access to information and delivery platforms, how does an individual cut through the information without being inundated? Platforms and media sources are all competing for control of the minds of the voting public. Which screen grabs your attention: TV, laptop or mobile device? With the 2012 presidential election fast approaching, here are three political tools that will keep you in the know about the polls, up-to-the-minute election news and false advertising in political ads. Poll Tracker Want to find a great way to track the 2012 election in real time? Check out Poll Tracker. Poll Tracker serves as a great analysis tool to track Senate, House, gubernatorial and presidential races, as well as issues at the state level. In tracking the presidential election, Poll Trackers clean dashboard lets you compare polls and presidential candidates. Politico Aggregating blogs, exclusive videos and poll details, among other information, Politico is a great app to download and follow the campaign trail. Its a one-stop shop for in-depth congressional and presidential content. Super PAC App With Super PAC you now have an app that can detect deceptive messaging in political campaign ads. Political ads are havens for spreading the lies of special interest and donors, but you can get the real deal with this app. Similar to Shazam, you can hold up your smartphone while any television ad is playing and, with the tagging mechanism, the app will identify if the ad is factual. It will also let you know specifics like how much money is behind the ad. blackenterprise.com Left to right: Desmond B. Meade, president Florida Rights Restoration Coalition & chair, BMR; Chief Jimmy Brown of Hot Talk on Hot 105, and Eric Rowe of The Home Team Network Isiah Thomas speaking at Black Men's Round Table

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THESTAR VETERAN COPONMURDERCHARGEAFTERSHOOTING EIGHTMONTHPREGNANTWOMAN INHEAD FORSAYING BUMBACLAD ANDOTHERLOCALPROFANITIES PAGEA-7 By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor JAMAICA: Swearing in the local patois dialect using words such as bombaclad has cost a mother-to-be her life in the town of Yallahs. According to horrified witnesses, 27 year-old Kayann Lamont had just returned shopping in downtown Kingston with her sisters, Shem and Novia. She was being arrested for using indecent language by Corporal Dwayne Smart when a scuffle ensued Smart then shot Lamont, who was eight months pregnant, twice, once in the head. He then allegedly turned the gun on Novia, shooting her about the upper body and aimed to fire on Shem when his gun ran out of ammunition. According to reports, it was said that Smart tried to reload his gun but was restrained by a fellow officer. The tragedy, which occurred on a busy Saturday afternoon in the towns square sparked a demonstration and call to justice. Smart was quickly taken into custody after as investigators expressed concern of him being a flight risk. The Acting-Director of Public Prosecution said that he will be charged with murder, wounding with intent, assault and firearm violations. "The man kill off my sister, you know, for nothing at all," Shem told local media. The Independent Commission of Investigations said that Smart was quickly taken into custody as investigators were concerned that he was a flight risk. Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Andrew Holness has visited the family in their time of sympathy, even taking part in a vigil for Kayann and visiting her children and Novia who is still recovering from her injuries. It was also revealed that the baby Kayann was carrying was a boy. He was to be her third child and first son. Outraged Jamaicans have flocked to a Facebook page to honor her at Justice For Kayann Lamont 9/1/2012. Scandalous Former Guyanese Police Commissioner Henry Greene Dead In Three Car Collision By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star GUYANA: Former Police Commissioner of Guyana Henry Greene is dead at 58 after being involved in a three car collision which also claimed the life of a ten yearold girl. Both succumbed to their injuries shortly after arriving at the West Demerara Regional Hospital. Several other victims were also injured. While tributes poured in from some of the organisations he was involved in, including the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) and the National Sports Commission (NSC), an overwhelming amount of people took to social media and on blogs to ensure that he had no chance of resting in peace after all the corruption he was involved in. Greene had been accused of corruption while on the force and back in April of this year, our readers were among the first in the U.S to learn that he had resigned following a public trial, in which he was accused of raping a 32 year-old mother of two in a hotel room four months earlier. Kayann Lamont pictured with her two daughters. The girls lost their mother who was carrying their unborn baby brother earlier this month after she was shot in the head by a cop for swearing in public. Their aunt was also shot. Kayann Lamonts daughter receives a word of comfort from former Prime Minister, Andrew Holness Novia, mourns for her slain sister of Kayann Lamont, while recovering from her own gunshot wounds. Andrew Holness and the community light a candle during a vigil for Kayaan, who was expecting her first son when an officer shot her in the head for indecent language. WASHINGTON, USA:Elizabeth Lindsey Meredith has pleaded guilty for her role in a scheme to defraud Caribbean and other nationals seeking immigration-related services, according to the United States Department of Justice. The 24-year-old Missouri woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud and seven counts of wire fraud in connection with Immigration Forms and Publications (IFP), a Sedalia, Missouri company that sold immigration forms that were generally available free of cost from the United States government. Court documents revealed that IFP sales representatives fraudulently told immigrants that the company was affiliated with the US government and that fees paid to IFP covered government processing charges. The US Justice Department says that Meredith faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to US$250,000. Over a year ago, the Department of Justice announced its commitment to combating immigration service scams, which often prey upon individuals who are in this country legally and trying to abide by the rules, said Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West. West noted that the guilty pleas represent an important step in the continued fight to protect vulnerable individuals against fraud. Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice Civil Division, Stuart Delery, said the agency is intolerant of those who exploit government services.Court documents show that Meredith was a manager of IFP, which operated in 2009 and 2010. The Justice Department said that, in pleading guilty, Meredith admitted that IFP representatives falsely told Caribbean and other immigrants that the company employed paralegals who would help customers correctly fill out immigration forms, that IFP handled excess call volume for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that fees paid to IFP included government processing fees, and that forms purchased through IFP would be processed more quickly than if consumers dealt directly with USCIS. Law-abiding immigrants sought help to complete government forms, but instead this company cheated hundreds of victims out of more than US$400,000 and provided little or no help at all, said David M Ketchmark, Acting US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. This defendant managed the day-to-day operations of the Sedalia office; with her guilty plea today, all of the conspirators now will be held accountable for their fraud and deceit, he added. Thomas Joseph Strawbridge, 49, and Thomas Barret Laurence, 30, previously pleaded guilty for their conduct in the same scheme, the Justice Department said. Courtesy, C360 US Con Woman Guilty of Defrauding Caribbean Nationals Trying To Legally Emigrate To America

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 Pastor R. L. Gundy To Lead New Era In Civil And Human Rights After Being Installed As New President Of Historic SCLCs Florida Chapter Rev. Levy Wilcox Founder of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Jacksonville office (SCLC) in 1966 Love Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Aaron Flagg Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Min. Carl Griffin 3d VP SCLC Jax Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Min. James McGrady, Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Charles E. Cooper Jr. St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Herb Anderson, Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Chruch, Rev. Dr. Henry Thomas, Pastor H. T. Rhim, St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor R. L. Gundy State President SCLC Florida, Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor H. B. Charles, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Elder Lee Harris, Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Pastor Kelly Brown, Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Min. Christopher Baker, St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Elwyn Jenkins, Tru-Way Church of the Living Christ. Security Ministry Bro. Walter Davis Jr., Bro. Willie Kimbrough, Pastor R. L. Gundy, Bro Theodore Jones, Bro. Bernard Smith and Deacon Ernest Johnson Left to Right Front Row Deaconesses, Lavern Sanders, Mae Spicer, Doris Ervin, Loraine Brown, Elois Burroughs, Shirley Shields. Left to Right Back Row: Sis. Wallette Gundy, Deaconesses Johnnie Mae Demery, Lorna Stanley, Earlene Malpress, Alice Melton, Pastor R. L. Gundy Cheryl Smith, Rose Johnson Left to right in order seen: Usher Ministry Deaconess Shirley Shields, Deacon C. Shields, Sis. Pamela BaileyYoung, Sis. Betty Nealy, Pastor R. L. Gundy, Sis. Julia Floyd, Bro. Joseph Nealy, Sis. Deloris Gordon, Sis. Linda Ford, Sis. Jackie Alderman, Sis. Virginia Daise and Sis. Velinda Sturgis Rev. Levy Wilcox Founder of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Jacksonville office (SCLC) in 1966 Pastor Love Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Peter Church, Chairman First Coast Christian Outreach. Pastor R. L. Gundy and Sister Wallette Williams Gundy, Pastor Kelly Brown Moderator East Florida and Bethany Baptist Association, Progressive M and E Florida State Convention and Pastor Greater Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church. Sister Wallette Williams Gundy Pastor R. L. Gundy New President of The State of Florida Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Pastor of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Jacksonville Local Chapter Officers and Board MembersRev. Levy Wilcox Founder of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Jacksonville office (SCLC) in 1966 Pastor Love Missionary Baptist Church, New President of The State of Florida Southern Christian Leadership Conference SCLS, Acting Board Chairman, astor R. L. Gundy, President, Ms. Annie Rodgrigues 4th Vice President, Bro Diallo-Sekou, 1st Vice -President, Min. Carl Griffin, 2nd Vice President and Dr. Henry Thomas Past Local President and Current Board Member ur 3rd Vice President of Youth Health Dontecia Seymore was unavailable Pastor R. L. Gundy Deacon Cornelious Shields, Deacon Kenneth Jones-Chair, Deacon Ernest Johnson, Deacon Gilbert Spicer, Deacon James Gordon and Deacon Willie Ervin Marva C. Hilliard Director of Choir Speaker for the Occasion, Rev. H. B. Charles Pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville Florida Rev. Peter Church, Chairman First Coast Christian Outreach. Introduction of the Speaker Pastor Elwyn Jenkin Pastor of Tru Way Church of the Living Christ, SCLC Member Long time civil/human rights pastor and activist, R. L. Gundy was officially installed as State President of the eminent Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Florida. The organization, whose founding members included the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, continues its to be a pillar of strength in not only in communities but throughout the nation, and as also been the model for similar sects throughout the world. Pastor Gundy was recognized and installed on September 8 at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, the church in which he pastors and attended kindergarten in the late 50s. This same church has a unique distinction now after 104 years of birthing there 3rd State President in Florida that includes one State Senior Women President, one State Baptist Convention President and now Pastor R. L. Gundy as the State President of SCLC. Photos: Frank M. Powell III, Florida/Georgia Star

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The Annual Convention of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP to be held in Daytona Beach FL September 20 22, 2012. All activities will be held at the Hilton Hotel Oceanfront Resort located at 100 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida. All are Welcome to participate. Contact the Branch Secretary by email at Secretary@FlaglerCntyNAACP.org or call (386) 446-7822 to register. Include you name and phone number and you will be contacted to complete your registration. Dine With Us Downtown Cafe Nola onThursday, September 20, 2012, at the Caf Nola @ MOCA, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.224.0113 for additional information. Imagination Movers LIVE: Rock-o-Matic Tour 2012, Florida Theatre onFriday September 21, 2012, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Come out and join River Region Human Services and Gateway Community Services for the annual RECOVERY WALK. September marks the 23rd annual observance of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month).Contact Kenneth Arnold at (904) 899-6300, ext. 4444, or KArnold@rrhs.org for more details.Visit our Strength through Recovery Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/StrengththroughRecovery Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2THE STAR SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 *****/Community Activities TEACH Conference on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.588.1234 for more information. ReFocus: ART OF THE 1980S, this Saturday, September 15, 2012, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for more information. The trade organization, Black Female Photographers (BFP ) is proud to announce their sponsorship of National Black Female Photographers Day (NBFPD). On Saturday, September 15, 2012, hundreds of people from all over the nation will gather on Photo Walks to celebrate the art of photography and to encourage Black women to seek careers in the male dominated photography industry. For more information and to register for the event, please visit our website at: http://blackfemalephotographers.com/events/, or call 914-965-3070. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, Sunday, September 16, 2012, at the EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.633.6100. Art With A Heart in Heathcare Exhibition, onSunday, September 16, 2012 at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.366.6911 for all information. Singer/Songwriter Night UNDERBELLY, this Monday, September 17, 2012, at 113 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Please contact 904.353.6067 for any information. Musician's Mondays, 1904 Music Hall, thisMonday, September 17, 2012, at 19 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.434.3475 for all information. 14th Annual Transformations, Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Contact 904.588.1234 for further information. Downtown Top to Bottom Walking Tour, onTuesday September 18, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. NAIOP/ULI Sports & Entertainment Luncheon, thisWednesday, September 19, 2012, at the Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.3900 for any information. An Evening with ImpactJAX, Mark's Downtown Club/Lounge onWednesday September 19, 2012, 315 E. Bay Street, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Downtown Catalyst Club, The River Club, this Thursday, September 20, 2012, 1 Independent Drive W., Modis Tower, .Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.354. 1111 for more information. By: Farris Long Back to the BasicsBack to the Bible Traditionally, when I write the Make It Count with Farris LongŽ column, I write with the focus of inspiration and empowerment. But with the Presidential election only one month away, the Lord has placed a different mandate on me. Instead of writing as a motivator, I am writing as a man of God with a prophetic message. I remember as a child being told that the democratic party was the right partyŽ. Over the years, as I have grown up, I have come to realize that I wasn't the only one who got this message. I also came to discover that this message wasn't just polarized on the side of the democrats. The opposing message had been shared with many of my colleagues about the republican party as well. Overall some of us have held strong to our upbringing (whether for the integrity of our upbringing or because we now ascribe to the beliefs of that party). Others have chosen to veer away from that instruction and make their own decision about political party alignment. But I have never seen such vehement hatred and attack strategies between parties as I have seen over the last four years. As I have scrolled down my Facebook page, I have seen many on my newsfeed say they are voting republican in this election because of President Obama's position on equal rightsŽ and abortion. I say that is fine. Vote for whoever you feel led to vote for. But I also warn people not to be so short sighted that they don't understand that the same pressure (or greater) will be applied to Mitt Romney if he becomes Commander-in -Chief by the LGBT groups until he too breaks and makes the same public concession. Someone once said that choosing a President is a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils. I am inclined to agree. In no election will all candidates be spotlessnot in their history and not in their views. But we have to ask, how did we get here? How did this nation reach the level of moral degradation that it has come to? Respect seems to have left the youth of today. Compassion for our fellow man has been overshadowed by the dog eat dog world view. It got here because the voices of real men and women of God have gone silent across the nation. Our message of holiness and absolute truth of the bible is not popular. So the voice of Christians has been hushed to a whisper all across this country. The media has portrayed us as insensitive, uncaring, judgemental and arrogant. And often, rightfully so. Sometimes when it comes to people who do not agree with us, church folk can be downright MEAN. We are so busy being dogmatic that we lack the compassion required to win people from alternative lifestyles to Christ. I am by no means, implying that compromise is in order. Compromising the standard of righteousness is what got us in this mess. The number one reason I hear on a day to day basis of why sinners avoid the church and church people is because we do not show them the love we claim to have in Jesus. Saints, the hour and environment in which we live requires that we go back to God and get a current and relevant strategy to reach the world. Perhaps we could try something as simple as preaching as much about sonship as we do about sin. Sadly, church people have been so busy shouting about houses, cars, personal prosperity and individual success, that this country has grown deaf to the voice of God. We don't have the same passion for God that we claim to have and they are watching us on a day to day basis. And when it comes to upholding a moral standard most of our lives leave much to be desired. It is so hard to believe that in the life of a Christian, Prayer has become a spare tire that is only used in case of emergency in the life of many believers. Yet we wonder why the world has no respect for us. In the end, no matter whether you are a republican or a democrat, holiness is still right. The truth of the Bible cannot be watered down nor can it be invalidated by the opinions of men. God still requires a standard. If the church doesn't first wake up and secondly, speak up, and thirdly show compassion with our message, we are going to see this nation make another drastic turn for the worst in the coming days because the church is out of place. I submit that not just the pastors and leaders but lay members as well have a responsibility to properly represent Christ in our day to day lives. When our lives look like the lifestyles of the world in weakens our message and in the eyes of the world, makes the gospel irrelevant. The only way this nation will change is if the body of Christ makes a firm decision to no longer be silent any more and lovingly, MAKE IT COUNT.Ž Make it Count Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Tips for Coping with the Stresses of Modern Life (StatePoint) From economic uncertainty, to random acts of violence, to divisive politics -modern society has its pitfalls. And if the headlines have you down, youre not alone. According to a recent Gallup study, three-quarters of the population is dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time. But some experts believe that by simply putting things into perspective, we can avoid feeling overwhelmed by the realities of today. Whats going on now isnt anything new,Ž says Michael R. Drew, co-author of Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future.Ž It's history repeated, through the cycles of social shifts.Ž In Pendulum,Ž Drew, along with co-author Roy H. Williams, draw upon historical events to show how western society goes through predictable 40-year shifts, swinging from an idealist meŽ system of values, to a civic or weŽ way of thinking. As we approach 2013, they say, we will embark on the upswing of a weŽ era, characterized by divisiveness and destructive historical events. However, there are ways to help ease stress about some of todays issues and problems and those we are likely to encounter in the near future: € Dont be jaded by current political name-calling and divisiveness. Its an American tradition. Even our beloved Founding Fathers were not above getting down in the mud. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams conducted a particularly nasty campaign against one another that would be considered even more beyond the pale than what we read in blogs, hear on radio and see in advertising. € You dont need to immerse yourself in the 24-hour news cycle to be an informed citizen. Reading the newspaper, watching TV news, listening to the radio and checking out online news sites and social media services are an important part of staying connected to the world, but should be done in moderation. By taking a bit of time away from incendiary cable news shows and logging off social media periodically, you can give yourself time to think and reflect, focusing your energy on positive things. For media-junkies who cant fathom disconnecting even temporarily, consider adding some alternative news sources to your mix, such as www.happynews.com, which supplies a dose of something different than anxiety-inducing content. € Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth -even our definitions of success -are periodically renegotiated based on whatever new values society judges acceptable. If you feel out of your element, simply give it some time and society will swing back toward your way of thinking eventually. € We're living in an age when more and more of us will be defined by what we are not, rather than what we are -and what we stand against rather than what unites us. Fight against the divisiveness this creates by striving to be inclusive rather than exclusive. For more insights, visit www.ThePendulumBook.com. Rather than feeling oppressed by current events, you can gain a new perspective by riding the waves of our ever evolving society.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THESTAR Brunswick Longshoremen Continue Labor Of Love For Community With Annual Seldon Park Labor Day Cookout Christian Comedian Macro Baucham Seeks To Bring Hope Through Happiness PAGE B-3 By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star Its a typical day at the desk and Im working to put some last minute touches on the Georgia local page, when the person Ive been waiting for makes his presence known. Its Marco Baucham and within a few seconds of conversation, his bubbly personality sends off a signal that hes about to say something to make you stop and think. And sure enough, a mere three minutes after our introduction, I can easily see why this husband, father of four and deacon from the Mt. Sinai church family is considered one of the areas top clean comediansŽ. Me: Thanks so much for granting me an interview! I know youve got a lot coming up. MB: Yes indeed. I just came out of rehearsals for a play and about to get set for my comedy show. Me: Okay. So I have to ask. Are you from Brunswick, born and raised? MB: I am actually an army brat. I was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina 33 years ago and we lived all over the place. But Brunswick is where my family is at and what I now call home. So I guess, yes, Brunswick is a huge part of me but because of the army and travelling, America raised me. Me: Now you are what we like to call a clean comic … that is you do Christian comedy. Is that tough? MB: Not at all. There is a time for all seasons and this is a time to laugh. With my brand of comedy I like to take from different experiences from life. When you take yourself out of your situation sometimes its easier to laugh about it and simply find a solution to get out of it. Its okay to laugh at life to get through life. The same situation that you are going through today can be the same situation that you laugh at tomorrow. With my comedy, I hope people can find hope and happiness at the end of the day. God can pull you through it. Me: So congrats to you on your first headlining show! MB: Thanks you so much! I have one of two shows coming up and the first one is set for September 22 at Mt. Sinai. Its $5 to get in and another $10 to get out! Im just kidding. But yes, its coming and its going to be produced by my company Happythought, Inc. Me: Well thats certainly a happy thought knowing that Brunswick is about to get its laugh on. And with that being said, we are certainly going to see whats in store for who just might be our areas first king of comedy. Photos by Angela Favors-Morrell, Star Photographer

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-4 Football Season Starts With Vikings Taking Jags 26-23 in OT By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The summer of 2012 will be known on the tennis courts as the year Serena sizzled. Fresh off her individual win and doubles Olympic win with sister, Venus, Serena Williams returned to U.S. soil to remind everyne who ruled the courts. Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka in two hours 18 minutes with 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 on Sunday. "It was such a great experience. Gosh, it really is amazing," said Williams. "I came in the summer knowing it was going to be a long summer, but I knew that I could do well if I just put my mind to it. I knew that I could just be a good player and a champion this summer. I never expected to win all these titles. The highlight has just been so amazing. Everything has been so amazing, so it's just been fabulous." "It hasn't even sunk in that I'm the winner yet. It's awesome," she said. "Yeah, three decades. The '90s, 2000s, 2010s, that's kinda cool.Yeah, I just think that it's exciting to have this opportunity. And 13 years is a long time between the first and the last. It's just a great I was reading yesterday or this morning how Pete Sampras won in '90 and 2002. That was a 12year span. That was pretty awesome. For me to get this in 13 years was just and I'm at No. 15 now? It's so cool. I'm so excited." Photo:Getty Images HIGHSCHOOLFOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS:William M Raines Vikings Win Over Robert E. Lee General 51-6 By John Oehser Senior Jaguars Writer Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, a week after returning from a 38-day holdout, began the 2012 regular-season opener as a reserve, but finished a 26-23 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday as the feature back, finishing with 77 yards on 19 carries. Jones-Drew said there was a time in the game when he was tired. There was one point where it was tough, JonesDrew said, but I worked in the offseason and during the holdout to be ready for anything. Once you catch your second wind, you forget about getting tired.Jones-Drew said his teammates helped him Serenas Winning Streak Continues Takes USOpen Title The Star highlights Week 2 of High School football. The Graveyard Raines High School William M. Raines High School Vikings 51 and Robert E. Lee High School Generals 6 Friday night football at Raines High School. (Photos by Ron Lott/Amoya Photography and Frank M. Powell III) COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Carter goes into record book with Morehouse's win over EWC By MIKEBONTS Florida/Georgia Star WAYCROSS, Ga. On the way to becoming the all-time leading rusher in Morehouse history, running back David Carter rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns, powering the Maroon Tigers to a 39-18 win over the Edward Waters College Tigers Saturday. EWC's Ralph Shuler scored on runs of 14 and 61 yards while Jerry Martin connected on a second quarter field goal to account for all the Tigers' scoring. Shuler has seven carries for 123 yards. Phillip Teamer rushed for 72 yards on 13 carries. QB Brandon Turman was 3 of 13 for 53 yards and two interceptions. Devion Laws caught two passes for 33 yards. Tony Goodman eight unassisted tackles and Chris Maxwell recorded seven. Carter, now with 3,848 yards, surpassed the previous career rushing record of 3,669 yards by John David Washington (2002-2005), in the second quarter. In a game, marred by driving rain and two long lightning delays, the Maroon Tigers kept the ball on the ground, punishing the EWC defense with six rushing touchdowns. Of Morehouse's 444 yard, 414 came on the ground. Sophomore running back Shelton Hamilton had a career day, rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown. Morehouse QB Donnay Ragland also got into the running game, scoring two one-yard touchdowns. His back-to-back quarterback sneaks, at the start of the second quarter, put Morehouse ahead, 27-7. Richard Sanders and Latavius Watts paced the Morehouse defense with eight tackles apiece. Antoine Easterling and Justin Oliver each picked off a pass. Oliver returned his interception for 50 yards. EWC was penalized nine times for 65 yards compared to Morehouse's six penalties for 50 yards. The Tigers (1-2) are on the road again this week in a Saturday contest at Livingstone College. William M Raines Vikings Cheerleaders: Kelly Barnes Katurah Mann, Raijeen McCloud, Chelsea Previllon, Tyler Baker, Darrielle Poole, Jasmine Ross, Tiffany Whyte, Audrey Solomon, Leroya Wilson, Lia Barrow, Sidney Owen Alexis Brown, Natera Hill, Keondra Maseline, Anijah Williams, Tiana Whyte. Andrea Harter, Janahya Colliers, Chanell Porter, Cherie Wellen, Tori Chavis, Joshua Porter, Kenya Campbell, Crystal Thompson, Alysse Lenox, Robert E. Lee cheerleaders 2012-2013 Robert E. Lee General Booster Parents: Carlton Miller-Asst DrCicero McGill, Tonji Cooper, Carlene Smith, Shanae Newman, Melissa Edwards, Kimberly Hughes, Donald Jenkins Band Director, Melba Williams, Omeria Daniels, Girard Smith, Charlina Williams, Chantal Newman, Corey Smith, Judy Harper, Shelia Butts, Terri Glover, Morris Wilson throughout his first game back, often helping him up after runs. The game turned wild in the fourth quarter, particularly in the final seconds. The Jaguars trailed 20-15 with 27 seconds remaining, then Gabbert found Shorts for the goahead touchdown. A short kickoff and two quick passes set up a 55-yard game-tying field goal with no time remaining by Blair Walsh. The Vikings drove 55 yards on eight plays in overtime, with Walshs 38-yard field goal giving them a 26-23 lead with 11:06 remaining. The Jaguars did not produce a first down on the ensuing series. This was a disappointing loss. The Jaguars led by three with 20 seconds remaining. Credit the Jaguars for fighting, and there were significant steps made, but this one hurt.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012THE STAR PAGE B-5 Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relax„weve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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The Holy Tabernacle Church celebrates 65Ž Glorious and Victorious years! Holy Tabernacle Church (H.T.C.) was established September 23, 1947 by the late Apostle Rosa L. Davis with the very first location being 1676 W. 9th Street. As time progressed, God anointed and appointed our very own Bishop R. L. Jones who carried out the vision under the unction of the Holy Ghost.Ž God blessed this ministry to continue in sound doctrine; H.T.C. has always stood on the Word of GodŽ as stated in Acts 2:42; continuing steadfastly in the prays. Pastor Paul R. Cardona, along with Bishop Robert L. Jones, cordially invite you to come out and help us celebrate The Holy Tabernacle Churchs (HTC) 65th Church Anniversary as God has truly Blessed us beyond measure...TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! Our Pastor, Paul Cardona, will be opening this great occasion, as well as presiding, and our Overseer, Bishop Robert L. Jones, will be closing out. Every service will lead to higher heightsŽ in the Lord, as we experience an AWESOME move of God.Ž Come with great expectations, as each service will be productive. September 23rd 30th, 2012. Sunday ..... (11:00) a.m. Pastor Paul R. Cardona (HTC) Opening Monday .... (7:30) p.m. Dr. Leonard Paschal (Monument House of Prayer) Tuesday ....(7:30) p.m. Prophetess Carolyn Clark (C.C. Ministries) Wednesday ... (7:30) p.m. Pastor John Williams (Fresh Start Ministries) Thursday ... (7:30) p.m. Bishop Robert Stafford (Life Thr The Word) Friday ... (7:30) p.m. Apostle Austin Lancaster (ROHI Ministries) Saturday ... (4:30) p.m. The AppreciationŽ Dinner (HTC Fellowship Hall) Sunday ... (11:00) a.m. Bishop Robert L. Jones (HTC Senior Pastor) Closing

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 How to Get Your Political Opinion Heard(StatePoint) For most Americans, politics can feel like a spectator sport, especially in an election year when so much news is devoted to the horse race. But there are many ways average citizens can take active and engaged roles in local, state and national politics. We cant just watch from the sidelines,Ž says Loren J. Enns, author of, The Sword of Liberty,Ž a new novel which tells the story of an America where the government has been compromised by a cabal of debt-addicted politicians who must be stopped by regular citizens relying on the power of the Constitution. Our founders gave us the emergency authority to reign-in the federal government.Ž Here are some ways you can make your political voice heard: € Vote: According to Census statistics, only 63 percent of citizens ages 18 years or older voted in the last presidential election. Every election you should go to the polls and take your children with you, so they learn an important civics lesson. € Learn: Read history books to gain perspective and insight. Study the Constitution thoroughly and know your rights. Use Internet search engines to read up on everything from our founding fathers to current issues. In fact, a long forgotten clause in the U.S. Constitution, Article 5, can be used to reconvene the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in order to bypass our government and ratify amendments,Ž says Enns, who is advocating for a new Constitutional Amendment to establish a national initiative process by which citizens could vote on federal legislation and a national recall process by which they could remove congressmen, senators and even the president from office. € Meet Your Politicians: Did you know many politicians host open office hours when citizens can visit and have questions and concerns addressed? Find out when visiting hours are and make an appointment. Prepare by writing out what you plan to say. If meeting in person is not possible, write, call or email. € Stay Informed: Be an educated activist by keeping up with current events. Get news about the economy, health care, taxes and other issues that affect you from a variety of unbiased sources. For example, today our national debt is skyrocketing toward $16 trillion,Ž says Enns. And every taxpayers share is $139,000, with many therefore believing the government is driving America towards bankruptcy. And regular citizens actually can help change this.Ž € Organize: There is strength in numbers. Get your friends together and start an organization. From the Occupy Wall Street movement to the Tea Party, recent years have seen grassroots organizations rise to national prominence. You can use online resources like Facebook and Twitter to quickly and inexpensively disseminate information about your events and issues you care about. Years from now, when history books are written, what will they say about you?Ž asks Enns, whose new novel The Sword of LibertyŽ is being published in paperback and as an eBook, available as a free download through November 6th from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and www.theswordofliberty.com/purchasebook.htm. If you dont like the status quo, dont be a passive complainer. Get involved and make a difference! Sheran Shelton, the Director of A Magical Beginning Learning AcademyWould like to share 5 Great tips for creating a life time reader in your child: 4. Incorporate play acting to make reading fun 5. Take regular trips to the library Reading to your child helps to build basic speech skills, teaches print concept, as well as creates a bond between parent and child. For more knowledgeable tips, please visit us at: www.themagicbeginshere.com 4218 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl. 32210 (904)317-7455 PHOTO SOURCE: (c) satori Fotolia.com 1. Read to your child daily 2. Read age appropriate books to your child 3. Ensure that the books are eye catching and colorful

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 CHILDRENS COMMISSION-FUNDED TEAM UP AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS START Elementary and middle school students provided free quality after-school activities JACKSONVILLE, Fla.… The Jacksonville Children's Commissions (JCC) TEAM UP afterschool programs will start this afternoon at 44 elementary and middle school locations throughout Duval County. TEAM UP is a community partnership between Duval County Public Schools, JCC and various youth-serving nonprofit organizations. The school system provides the classroom space, the cafeteria for meals and programs, as well as certified teachers; JCC provides monitoring, youth development training and financial support, while youth-serving nonprofits operate program activities, as well as secure volunteer and financial support. Additionally, JCC funds 17 community-based afterschool programs. These programs are also managed by youth-serving nonprofits, but are operated throughout the community in parks and recreation facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA locations, etc. The mission of community-based afterschool programs is to improve the academic achievement and social skills of at-risk children, while providing a safe and structured environment for children to learn and grow. Studies repeatedly show that children and youth who participate in quality afterschool programs reap positive benefits in many areas … academic, social-emotional, crime prevention, and health and wellness,Ž said Jill Dame, interim executive director of the Jacksonville Childrens Commission. The Commission supports a variety of well-implemented quality afterschool programs that leverage partnerships with families, local nonprofits, and the Duval County Public School system. Our children are the beneficiaries of this cooperative effort.Ž More than 12,000, at-risk elementary and middle school students in Duval County are estimated to participate in JCC-funded afterschool programs this school year. Many of these programs are located in intensive care neighborhoods within the urban core. For a complete listing of all 61 funded afterschool program locations, visit www.jaxkids.net. FAMU Named One of Forbes Magazines 2012 Americas Top CollegesTALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ Florida A&M University (FAMU) was named one of Forbes magazines Americas Top Colleges in the nation in the publications annual ranking of the top colleges. FAMU also made Forbes lists for Best Research Colleges.Ž This is truly an honor for Florida A&M University to be recognized as one of Forbes Magazine's Top Colleges in the nation,Ž said FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson. This ranking strongly supports that FAMU is a premier institution that has a distinguished faculty and outstanding students who are challenged to excel in and out of the classroom.Ž Some of the other universities listed included Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Georgetown, Duke, University of Florida, Florida State University and Morehouse College. The Forbes America Top Colleges rankings are based on upon five categories: post-graduate success; student satisfaction; debt; four-year graduation rate and competitive awards. The rankings are prepared exclusively for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a Washington, D.C. think tank founded by Ohio University economist Richard Vedder. Back To School Bus Safety Tips For Parents And Kids (StatePoint) Below are a few school bus safety tips from the Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe! campaign for you to share with your children to make riding the school bus a safer experience: € Be especially careful around the danger zone,Ž which is 10 feet in front, behind and on each side of the school bus. To avoid this area, wait for the bus at least five giant steps away from the road. € Wait to board the school bus until the school bus driver says its safe to do so. Kids should board one at a time and use the handrails to go up and down the stairs. € Once on the school bus, go straight to your seat and remain sitting, facing the front of the school bus. € Look out for cars before getting off the school bus. Once off, take five giant steps away from the school bus. € Wait for the driver or crossing guard to signal it is safe to cross the street. Always look left-right-left to make sure no cars are coming before crossing the road. By following the rules, both parents and children can help make getting to and from school each day safer for everyone. Miles Davis Gets Stamp of Approval(CHICAGO, IL) Celebrated Chicago bass musician Frank Russell (rear, second from left) is pictured here with the family of late jazz artist Miles Davis, at the dedication of the new Miles Davis U.S. postage stamp. The stamp, officially issued for 2012 by the U.S. Postal Service, was recently unveiled at the DuSable Museum of African American History in the city, as part of a concert in tribute to the late trumpeter coinciding with DuSable's "The Sounds of History" summer jazz concert series. Pictured (front row, from left) are Miles' grandson Paul, great grandson Paul, Jr., emcee MarshaNoble, his son, Erin, saxophone player Glen Burris, nephew Vince Wilburn and Miles Davis Ensemble percussionist Robert Irving, III. Notably, Irving played on Russell's current jazz album, 'Circle Without End,' which is under consideration for a Grammy Award. The Miles Davis stamp was nationally released in June, along with a stamp honoring legendary chanteuse Edith Piaf, in conjunction with La Poste, the French postal service. This marked the first time that the United States and France have jointly issued a stamp since 1989, when both countries honored the bicentennial of the French Revolution. Frank Russell's 'Circle Without End' is available via Amazon.com, on iTunes.com, eMusic and CDBaby.com.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012PREP RAP PR 3 STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: BACK TO SCHOOL Across 1. Whatchamacallit 6. Parabola, e.g. 9. December 25th, for short 13. Receive, as in debt 14. Swedish shag rug 15. Best of its kind 16. Coffee burn, e.g. 17. Came together 18. *Used in art 19. *a.k.a Reading, writing, and arithmetic 21. *Elementary school supply staple 23. Kum Ba ___ 24. Genghis or Kublai, e.g. 25. Hexagonal fastener 28. Private theater box 30. Young urban professional 35. Singles 37. Hamlet or village in South Africa 39. Cuts, as in hair 40. Outside cover 41. _____ Last NightŽ starring Rob Lowe 43. Regrettably 44. Erasable programmable read-only memory 46. Certainly 47. Hatha or bikram, e.g. 48. Stationary part of a motor around which rotor revolves 50. The A in the hit comedy M*A*S*HŽ 52. *Found in Kindergarten classroom 53. Reduced instruction set computer 55. Pimple fluid 57. *______ plan 60. *Students personal domain, pl. 64. Less bright then supernovae 65. Rocks in a drink 67. Physicists Marie and Pierre _____ 68. Nancy _____ of Entertainment TonightŽ 69. As opposed to donts 70. Carl Jungs inner self 71. The Way We ____Ž 72. Half the width of ems 73. Shot at summer Olympics DOWN 1. Essence of idea 2. 1/36th of a yard 3. Harry Potters mark 4. Having no horns 5. Trying experience 6. Coat of ____ 7. It comes dark or marbled 8. ____ 22Ž 9. Roentgens machine 10. Popular Japanese soup 11. End of prayer 12. Sun in Mexico 15. Jimmy Carter farmed this 20. Valerie Harpers role, 1974-1978 22. Solar beam 24. Beat Generation pioneer 25. *Students must learn how to take these 26. Unfit 27. Earth in Latin 29. Loads 31. Elizabeth Gilberts Eat, ____, LoveŽ 32. Sitcom trial 33. Idealized image 34. *English homework 36. *Famous dog in basal readers 38. Make like a cat 42. Pace of music 45. Breadcrumb, e.g. 49. Site of next summer Olympics 51. Popular North and Central American shrubs 54. Like a hurtful remark 56. Malodorous mammal 57. Mother ____ 58. At any time 59. *Popular seasonal lure 60. Is it really more? 61. One of Great Lakes 62. Frost residue 63. *Taken at teachers request 64. Betty Friedans org. 66. Swindle

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 Planning After School Activities For Your Kids(StatePoint) Fun and learning can extend beyond the classroom. From music and the arts to organized sports, after-school activities can help kids stay active and make lifelong friends. Here are some great tips to keep kids active and engaged during the afternoon: Sign up early: Many programs fill up fast. Be sure to sign your kids up for programs as soon as possible to ensure their enrollment. Listen to your kids: As much as you would like your child to participate in certain activities, dont push too hard. Let them explore all their options to find activities they actually enjoy doing. Make scheduling convenient: If your child is active, you will be too. Plan activities close to home or school to limit time spent in the car. Whether youre setting up play dates, forming a time-saving carpool or heading up the PTA, mommy calling cards from an online stationery store like Minted.com is a unique way to make an impression, and share your contact information quickly with teachers, coaches and other parents. Go informal: When the weather is nice, consider organizing an impromptu neighborhood bike ride or soccer game. If your child is artistically inclined, invite his or her friends over for craft time. Encourage academic interests: At-home supplies can inspire your child to get excited about learning. A science kit, for example, can be found at any hobby store and will augment lesson plans with fun handson experiments. Personalized journals for kids, will encourage your young writer to put pen to paper and compose stories or essays. Dont overschedule: As with everything great in life, moderation is key. With rich, full school days, homework and after-school activities, dont forget to give your kids time to unwind. With the right after-school programming, youll be sure to keep your kids safe, active and happy, long after the bell rings. FSCJAdjunctJobs.comFlorida State College at Jacksonville seeks candidates to “ ll the following positions:ADJUNCT FACULTY MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES Do you have what it takes to serve our students and community? Are you interested in part-time teaching opportunities? Visit our Virtual Adjunct Recruiting Fair at FSCJAdjunctJobs.comRecruiting faculty for:Florida State College at Jacksonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services and is an equal access/equal opportunity af“ rmative action college. Florida State College at Jacksonville is a member of the Florida State College System. Florida State College at Jacksonville is not af“ liated with any other public or private university or College in Florida or elsewhere. Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree and the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida State College at Jacksonville.€ Accounting € Automotive € Biology Sciences € Chemistry € Criminal Justice € Economics € Funeral Services € Interior Design € Legal Studies € Mathematics € Nursing € Physical Sciences € Physics € Spanish € And more

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Home Burglary Investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star SEPTEMBER 15, 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. Defendant Points out the Man Who Shot Him in the Face A man was arrested after being accused of shooting a 21-year-old in the face. After the coming out of the hospital from two surgeries, the victim finally came out and pointed out the man who shot him in the face. 29-year-old Delvin Thomas Jones questioned the victim during a trial whether he picked the right person. Jones asked him he had a good look of the shooter during the incident and the victim looked Jones in the eye and replied, I am looking in his face right now.Ž The victim recalled making eye contact with Jones as he passed by him some time before the shooting. The victim said that he had dropped his son off with his girlfriend, who was the childs mother. When he sat outside in his car, a man approached him and demanded him everything he had. The victim gave Jones his money, watch, shorts, and other items, but Jones still shot him. The bullet entered through the victims left cheek and came out from the right side of his lower neck. Jones was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon. Delvin Jones Salvador Mercado Clyde Cerisier Geleina Cordero Manuel Dejesus Nickolas Tarr Dale Teelucksingh Max Silverio An investigation that started out with one suspect in a home burglary ended up with seven arrests: two teenage burglars, a drug dealer, and four employees of a cash-forgold business. Detectives originally arrested 15-year-old Salvador Mercado on August 22 for burglary. During the interview with investigators, Mercado confessed to committing another burglary on August 7 at his friends elderly neighbors home. The next day, detectives took Mercados 17-year-old friend, Nickolas Tarr, into custody. He admitted to being involved in the burglary where they got away with jewelry, electronic equipment, and a gun. The two boys sold the gun to Max Silverio, 21, a drug dealer known for selling marijuana to high school and middle school students. Detectives then obtained a warrant to search Silverios home where they located the stolen gun and drugs. He was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. Mercado and Tarr also told detectives they sold the stolen jewelry to a cash-forgold business inside a mall. Investigators paid a visit to the store and an inspection of the store records determined the employees were buying gold from people under 18 years of age, a misdemeanor violation for secondhand dealers. Police arrested four employees: Dale Teelucksingh, 26, Manuel Dejesus, 26, Geleina Cordero, 31, and Clyde Cerisier, 26. Further inspection revealed the business had conducted at least 12 unlawful transactions with juveniles under the age of 18 during a two-month period.

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C&J 2THE STARSEPTEMBER 15, 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. What Should I Do To Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft? At Home : € If someone you don't know calls you on the telephone and offers you the chance to receive a "major" credit card, a prize, or other valuable item, but asks you for personal data -such as your Social Security number, credit card number or expiration date, or mother's maiden name -ask them to send you a written application form. € If they won't do it, tell them you're not interested and hang up. € If they will, review the application carefully when you receive it and make sure it's going to a company or financial institution that's well-known and reputable. The Better Business Bureau can give you information about businesses that have been the subject of complaints. On Travel : € If you're traveling, have your mail held at your local post office, or ask someone you know well and trust another family member, a friend, or a neighbor to collect and hold your mail while you're away. € If you have to telephone someone while you're traveling, and need to pass on personal financial information to the person you're calling, don't do it at an open telephone booth where passersby can listen in on what you're saying; use a telephone booth where you can close the door, or wait until you're at a less public location to call. Check your financial information regularly : € If you have bank or credit card accounts, you should be receiving monthly statements that list transactions for the most recent month or reporting period. € If you're not receiving monthly statements for the accounts you know you have, call the financial institution or credit card company immediately and ask about it. € If you're told that your statements are being mailed to another address that you haven't authorized, tell the financial institution or credit card representative immediately that you did not authorize the change of address and that someone may be improperly using your accounts. In that situation, you should also ask for copies of all statements and debit or charge transactions that have occurred since the last statement you received. Obtaining those copies will help you to work with the financial institution or credit card company in determining whether some or all of those debit or charge transactions were fraudulent. If something doesnt seem right : € If someone has gotten your financial data and made unauthorized debits or charges against your financial accounts, checking your monthly statements carefully may be the quickest way for you to find out. Too many of us give those statements, or the enclosed checks or credit transactions, only a quick glance, and don't review them closely to make sure there are no unauthorized withdrawals or charges. € If someone has managed to get access to your mail or other personal data, and opened any credit cards in your name or taken any funds from your bank account, contact your financial institution or credit card company immediately to report those transactions and to request further action. If you think you've become a victim of identity theft or fraud, act immediately to minimize the damage to your personal funds and financial accounts, as well as your reputation. Your Safety Man Pawns Jewelry Stolen from Multiple Home Burglaries A man was charged with six felonies for pawning stolen jewelry from multiple home burglaries. Police received a call on August 25 from a woman reporting that $1,539 in necklaces, bracelets, and chains were stolen from her home. When she returned home, she noticed that entry was gained through a rear bedroom window that was smashed by a brick. On August 31, police received a call from a man reporting that someone broke into his home through a dining room window that was smashed with a brick. Rings and chains totaling up to $2,150 were stolen. Detectives searched the Pawn Finder system on a computer and saw that several stolen jewelry items matched the recent home burglaries and thefts. Detectives obtained the pawn documents from the shop the items were sold to and they matched several jewelry items stolen from the woman. Police discovered the photo ID and thumb print on the transaction document belonged to 22-year-old Jordan Simon Johnson. He had sold the jewely for $193. Detectives also found several pieces of jewelry from a Cash for Gold store and Johnsons photo ID and thumb print were on the transactions. He received $105 and $65 respectively. The stolen jewelry was positively identified by the victims. Detectives were able to locate Johnson and take him in for questioning. He was arrested on three counts of dealing in stolen property, and three counts of false pawn Information, all felonies. This is Johnsons fourth booking. He remains in jail on $37,500 bond. Detectives are continuing their investigation into the home jewelry burglary cases and no Jordan Johnson Identity Theft Identity theft and identity fraud are two of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. These crimes occur when someone uses a persons identifying information, such as a driver license, birth date, and/or Social Security Card number, without authority, to commit fraud. Unlike your fingerprints, which are unique to you and cannot be given to someone else for their use, your personal data especially your Social Security number, your bank account or credit card number, your telephone calling card number, and other valuable identifying data can be used, if they fall into the wrong hands, to personally profit at your expense. In the United States and Canada, for example, many people have reported that unauthorized persons have taken funds out of their bank or financial accounts, or, in the worst cases, taken over their identities altogether, running up vast debts and committing crimes while using the victims's names.

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Parents Leave Child Home to Go on Crime Spree Wheeling, ILA 22-month-old girl was taken into custody after her parents, 21-year-old Eric Harris and 22-year-old Emeline Vernillet, left her home all alone to go breaking into cars for six hours in their neighborhood. Awoman called police reporting three people going through the glove compartment of her car. When officers arrived, Harris, Vernillet, and a third suspect, 22-year-old Daniel Parker, were present at the scene. As the three burglars were being arrested, police learned that Harris and Vernillet had a young child left alone in their home. When police went to the couples home, they found the toddler and placed her into the custody of Department of Children and Family services. Harris and Vernillet both work for a hip-hop label owned by Harris himself. He is said to have released records under his artist name,Eric-Lord Thirst E Harris. Vernillet previously spent time in England to study French and returned to America later on. She served in the United States Army from 2008 to 2009 before leaving to work as a CVS cashier. Harris and Vernillet married in 2010 and had their daughter in the same year. After Harris and Vernillet were arrested, they were charged with two counts of burglary and one count of endangering the life of a child. SEPTEMBER15, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Crashes into Police Car and Pulls Gun out on Cop A man was arrested after crashing into a police car, fleeing on foot, then pulling out a gun when he was tackled down by police. At about 10:45 p.m., a 2011 Nissan VRS driven by 22year-old Preston Bernard Johns struck a police cruiser at an intersection. According to reports, Johns was traveling at a high rate of speed with it lights out, driving towards the cruiser as it was making a turn. After Johns crashed into the cruiser, he got out of his car and fled on foot. The officer did not run after Johns, but called for assistance and was later transported to a hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. A K-9 Unit responded to the area and began to track Johns who was eventually observed by officers. An Acting Sergeant soon pursued Johns on foot, eventually tackling him to the ground. Johns resisted and during the ensuing struggle pulled out a 9 mm automatic pistol from his waist band, but the sergeant was able to disarm Johns as they were wrestling. Johns was arrested and charged with several felony charges to include aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, felon in possession of a firearm and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. At the time of this incident Johns was on felony probation for armed robbery and had several prior arrests for battery on a law enforcement officer. Two McDonalds Employees Arrested for Lying About Being Robbery Victims Two McDonalds employees were arrested after filing for a fake armed robbery of $8,000 at a bank. Police received the armed robbery call at 6:25 p.m. and responded to a bank and met with Geraldo Francisco Laboriel, 21, and Kenny B. Adams, 23. Both men reported being victims of an armed robbery by an unknown black male wearing a hoodie to cover his face. Laboriel, a shift manager at McDonalds, and Adams, an employee, told detectives that Adams, who was not working that day, picked up Laboriel at the end of his shift and took a deposit bag to the bank. Adams said he stayed in the car while Laboriel walked to the night deposit box at the bank. Laboriel said an unknown man came up behind him and took the bag with force, snatching it from his hand. They said they then called police after the robber fled. Both men were taken in for questioning due to inconsistent statements from each of them. After further questioning, detectives said they told them they planned and staged the robbery to keep the deposit money. Laboriel and Adams were both arrested and charged with grand theft and false report of a crime. They are being held on $3,500 bond each. Man Kills Woman for Not Telling Him She Had HIV Before Having Sex Dallas, TXAt around 3:30 p.m., a neighbor said that two children came out of their house crying saying that something happened to their mother. When the neighbor went inside the apartment and saw Bolden on the floor, she called police. When police arrived, they found 28-year-old Cicely Bolden undressed from the waist down bleeding from stab wounds in her neck. Bolden and 36-year-old Larry Dunn Jr. were said to have started dating only recently. Dunn cooperated with police and admitted to the death of Bolden. He said he went to Boldens place in the afternoon and had sex with her. He became angry when she told him she had HIV and saying it was not that bad.Ž He was upset that she did not tell him before having sex and he walked to the kitchen to get a knife. He stabbed her twice in the neck and fell to the floor. He then said he left to burn his clothes and threw the knife in a dumpster, which was later recovered. He said, She killed me, so I killed her.Ž The father of Boldens 7-year-old son said that Bolden had contracted HIV within the last two years. Boldens 7-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter are now under his care. Dunn was arrested and will be facing a murder charge. His bond is set at $500,000. Geraldo Laboriel Kenny Adams Harris Vernillet Preston Johns

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C&J 4THE STARSEPTEMBER 15, 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: Aubrey Broadwell Age: 15 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 8/26/12 Name: Andrea Isabella Cabrea Age: 14 Weight: 128 lbs Last seen: 8/11/12 Name: Alexia Goble Age: 14 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 6/21/12 Name: Ashley Perpigand Age: 14 Weight: 180 lbs Last seen: 8/25/12 Name: Brittany Alexis Tramel Age: 14 Weight: 95 lbs Last seen: 8/29/12MOSTWANTED Burglary Suspect Police were dispatched to a residence in reference to a burglary alarm. Investigation revealed that two black male suspects entered the residence and stole electronics, including a flat screen television and a laptop. The suspects were traveling in what appears to be a 2003 or 2004 silver or teal Nissan Altima. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspects or vehicle is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Wautara Dione Wright Jr.Offense:Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Name: Kirk Worlds Offense:Aggravated Battery Intended Harm (Attempted) Name: Jason Laron YoungOffense: Felony Battery Name: Angelique Yarborough Offense: Fraud Use of Personal ID



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Morris Garner, 52, who dresses as a woman and goes by the name of Tracey Lynn Garner, performed a buttock implant procedure at his house last March. The procedure caused the death of Karima Gordon. She died a few days later in Atlanta. The charge is depravedheart murder. It carries a death sentence. A car full of suspected armed bank robbers led police on a high-speed chase after robbing a Bank of America branch in the Santa Clarita, Calif. area Wednesday morning. Footage from news helicopters showed the suspects driving a black Volvo SUV. They made two stops in the Sylmar area; the first so that two passengers could bail, and the second so that a third passenger could jump out, reports Fox LA. As the SUV led police on a chase through residential streets in South LA, passengers in the vehicle could be seen throwing cash out of the window several times throughout the pursuit, which lured crowds into the streets in search of cash. An unidentified 23-yearold resident of the South LA neighborhood called in to NBC LA to express admiration for both the suspects and the police during the pursuit. "I'm just so glad this person came to throw this money in the 'hood, basically," said the woman. "You usually see robbers and they take their stuff and they leave. But this guy came over and tried to help us out ... So It's more like all of us are supporting the robbers and the cops." All of the neighbors did not totally agree that the men robbed the bank to share money with the neighborhood. "They were robbing a bank to steal and keep that money... I can't imagine they did this for the good of the community." 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EQNNGIG"CPF VJG"LCIWCTU VCNM"QH"VJG"VQYP Fqnnctu"Vjtqyp"Qwv"vq"Ekvk|gpu Cu"Rqnkeg"Ejcugf"Tqddgtu" HCOW"Dncogu"Uvwfgpv hqt"jku"Fgcvj Nqecn Fgpvkuv Jqpqtgf Dr. Orin Mitchell By Arthia Nixon Georgia/Florida Star A 23-page motion seeking the dismissal of a wrongfuldeath lawsuit filed the family of Robert Champion has been submitted to the Orange County Circuit Court. The drum major died after a hazing incident and his death resulted in harsher penalties and the suspension of many high school and college bands suspected of taking part in hazing rituals. In an interesting turn of events, the university is blaming Champion for his own death. "Respectfully, as a 26-year-old adult and leader in FAMU's band, Mr. Champion should have refused to participate in the planned hazing event and reported it to law enforcement or university administrators, the statement read. Under these circumstances, Florida's taxpayers should not be held financially liable to Mr. Champion's estate for the ultimate result of his own imprudent, avoidable and tragic decision and death." It was further stated that Champion knew the dangers of hazing before his November 19th death, and had even signed an anti-hazing pledge with the university months before. Champion, they said, participated in something he knew violated the law and university policy. Dr. Orrin D. Mitchell, Board Certified Orthodontist, from Jacksonville, FL and Mr. Tom Joyner, Host of The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Founder of Tom Joyner Foundation, and Chairman and Founder of REACH Media, Inc. received The Civil Rights Awards at the 99th Annual National Dental Association Convention in Boca Raton, FL on July 23, 2012. Receiving the award for Mr. Joyner, who was recovering from surgery, was Ms. Sybil Wilkes, Co-host of the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Ms. Wilkes was also the Keynote Speaker for the occasion. The awards were presented by Dr. Roy L. Irons, President of the National Dental Association. Dr. Mitchell is a native of Jacksonville with offices at 1190 Edgewood Ave., W. near I 95 (7666000) and 10920 Baymeadows Road, at I 295 East (9A) (5389300). His services include Invisalign, Braces, Sleep Apnea and Snoring treatment. Fqnnctu"/"Continued on A-3 Urgcmkpi"Qwv Ervin McKinness, Aspiring Rapper, Tweets 'YOLO' About Driving Drunk And Dies Minutes Later "YOLO" is an acronym for "You Only Live Once." The phrase was made popular by singer Drake, who used "YOLO" in his song "The Motto." Another tweet reportedly posted by McKinness talked about drinking and driving. The tweet read, "Driving tweeting sipping the cup f*** yolo I'm turning it up," according to the Daily Mail. This tweet has since been deleted but retweeted on the account. At 1:40 a.m., McKinness died in a crash in Ontario, Calif., at Creekside Drive and Haven Avenue when the 2005 Nissan Sentra ran a red light, lost control and slammed into a wall. Marquell Bogan, 23, and Dylan George, 20, both of Ontario; Jonathan Watson, 21, of San Bernardino; and JaJuan Bennett, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga were also killed in the crash. Despite McKinness' tweets, police reported that it was actually Watson who was behind the wheel. Oqttku"Ictpgt Xkfgq."Kppqegpeg"qh"Owunkou Crrgctu"vq"dg"vjg"ewnrtkv Dgjkpf"vjg"fgcvj"qh"hqwt Cogtkecpu It was puzzling for many Americans why the American embassy was bombed, killing four Americans, including the ambassador. But America was quickly on top of it and President Obama made it clear that he would find out who did it and justice would be served, as he gave his condolence and apologized. And then protestors truly began and it was learned that a film had been made ridiculing Islams Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ADKISON, Meldora Jane Carver, died September 5, 2012. ATKINS, Shawn, died September 10, 2012. AUSMUS, James Dale, died September 8, 2012. BENNETT, Doris A., 77, died September 3, 2012. BIGGS, Sueko H., 81, died September 8, 2012. BISHOP, Grady A., Jr., 80, died September 7, 2012. BONGIOVANNI, Inez Agnes, 90, died September 6, 2012. BOYLE, George T., 80, died September 3, 2012. BROWN, Virginia O., died September 3, 2012. BURNETTE, Mary Ellen, 85, died September 5, 2012. BYRD, Samuel L., Sr., 79, died September 3, 2012. CARTER, George Thomas, 88, died September 6, 2012. CRANDALL, Thomas Lee, died September 2, 2012. DAVIS, Brandon Jamal, died September 4, 2012. DAWES, Dalton G., died September 5, 2012. DOUGLAS, Franklin, 75, died September 5, 2012. DOYLE, Frank D., Sr., 89, died September 7, 2012. DUNNE, Ralph L., 62, died September 4, 2012. FALL, Abdou Salam, died September 5, 2012. GRIFFIN, Monica Lynn Conrad, 43, died September 7, 2012. HAIRSTON, Michael, 56, died September 8, 2012. HILL, Sandra Sue, died September 6, 2012. HOBBS, Cheryl McNair, died September 7, 2012. JONES, Myrtice T., 80, died September 2, 2012. KITCHEN, Angalean, died September 6, 2012. KRAUS, June Elizabeth Taylor, 82, died September 5, 2012. LAKE, Gerald Allen, Sr., 77, died September 3, 2012. LANKFORD, Gloria June, 81, died September 4, 2012. LOWE, Frances Holmes, died September 4, 2102. PALMER, Donald Don Neal, 75, died September 2, 2012. PATTERSON, Sharon Romenza, 59, died September 7, 2012. PAUL, Betty J., 87, died September 8, 2012. POPE Steven, died September 8, 2012. ROGERS, Freddie, 75, died September 5, 2012. SCHLEINING, Gordon William, 67, died September 4, 2102. SCHROEDER, LCDR Harold Hal E. (Ret), died 76, died September 6, 2012. SHERRILL, Joe Wilbur, 86, died September 8, 2012. SMYTH, Rev. Preston W., died September 4, 2012. TOLIVER, Mercedes, died September 9, 2012. VINING, Joan Melton, 68, died September 7, 2012. WALKER, Cecil, 85, died September 8, 2012. WATERS Frances L., 76, died September 9, 2012. WEEKS, Lisa Lynn, 41, died September 2, 2012. WELLS, Barbara Ann Whiteford, 62, died September 1, 2012. WILKERSON, Daniel Calvin, 72, died September 1, 2012. WILLIAMS, Benjamin, died September 9, 2012. WILLIAMS, Shirley Ann, died September 3, 2012. YOUNG, Freddie L., Jr., 35, died September 3, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BURKMAN, Allen J., 52, died September 9, 2012. COPELAND, Shelba Joann Lynes, 57, died September 9, 2012. EUBANKS, Matthew Jennings, 36, died September 9, 2012. EVANS Audrey M., 87, died September 8, 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 15, 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. SECOND MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP MINISTRY, 954 Kings Rd., presents: The H. Alvin Green Memorial Alumni Chorale in an evening of uplifting Spiritual Music on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 5:00 a.m. 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. SAINT PAUL AME CHURCH 6910 New Kings Road, will celebrate the Church's 143rd Anniversary on Sunday, September 23, 2012. The theme is "BUILDING THE HOUSE: ADVANCING THE KINGDOM ." The selected scripture is Matthew 16:17-18. Two powerful messages will be proclaimed at 7:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Church school will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Marvin C. Zanders, II and the Disciples of St. Paul extend a warm welcome to friends and the public to share in all worship experiences. Please contact the office of the Church at (904) 764-2755 or the website at stpaulamejax.com for more information. THE GREATER GRANT MEMORIAL AME CHURCH Family in celebration with Natinal Back to Church Sunday, presnets a BACK TO CHURCH CONCERT featuring the Edward Waters College Choir this Sunday, September 16th at 5:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The event is free and open to the public. Come out and witness this renown choir under the direction of Mrs. Barbara Bouie. Greater Grants Sunday school begins at 8:30 a.m. and the mroning worship service at 10:00 a.m. The church is located at 5533 Gilchrist Rd. in the Sherwood area. The Reverend F. D. Richardson, Jr., Pastor. SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2730 West Edgewood Ave. Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship with Holy Communion 11:00 a.m., Wednesdays Bible Study/workshop with light supper @ 6:30 p.m. followed by Evangelism training at 7:00 p.m. Sixweek Sermon and Bible Study Series: "How to Share your Faith September 5, 2012 October 14, 2012. On Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 8:30 am-11:00 am, we will sponsor our annual "Prayer Breakfast" with guest speaker, Justice Peggy Quince. This year's theme will be: Upping the Ante: Unleashing the Power of Prayer. We open our doors & hearts to the Community, all are Welcome. NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH 737 Jessie St., with Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor, invite you to come celebrate their Annual Eastside Come Together Day, September 23, 2012, beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the Reverend Michael Jackson and the Spring Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor. Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, then Rydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339 Justice Peggy Quince KING SOLOMON UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH Celebrates 32nd Founders Day2240 Forest St., Jacksonville, FL Rev. Mariko T. Billups and the congregation are extending a special invitation to all of the founder members and their families. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is also being recognized for hosting the first organizational meeting establishing King Solomon Church. King Solomon United Baptist Church had its beginning September 28, 1980, when a group of approximately 50 people united for the sole purpose of organizing a church subject to the laws of God. On October 19, 1980, the first meeting was held in the church building located on Forest Street for the purpose of calling a Pastor, which was William C. Barker, Jr. The church moved from its original location of 2221 Forest Street, under the leadership of Rev. William C. Barker, Jr. August 2004, Rev. Barker lead the congregation to its new building at the current location of 2240 Forest Street. Today, the church is still standing and based on the word of God and lead by Rev. Mariko T. Billups. Everyone is invited to attend the 32nd Founders Day on September 23rd at 10:45 a.m. For more information, contact the church office at 904-354-8052. 2012 Founders Day Committee

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 man, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, as the man behind Innocence of Muslims, a film that ignited mob violence against U. S. embassies across the Mideast. Attorney General Holder had already opened a criminal investigation into the deaths off the U. S. ambassador to Libya and three other diplomats killed during an attack on the American mission in Benghazi. Nakoula was connected to the persona of Sam Bacile, who initially claimed to be the writer and director of the film. However, it was soon learned that Bacile was a false identity. The film has been circulated world-wide through You Tube under the username Sam Bacile. Pastor Terry Jones, of Gainesville, Florida who burned Quarans on the 9th anniversary of 9/11, said he spoke with the movie maker and prayed for him. Who Bacile really is cant be completed since he used so many names and identifications as well as bank accounts. One thing is known, he is causing trouble all over the world. Xkfgq"/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 Fqnnctu/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 a tactic to draw residents to the streets, distracting the police and putting human blockades between the suspects and the arresting officers. when officers were able to stop the suspects' car and approach the vehicle, at least 100 people had crowded around the scene, heightening the risk to both the police and community members. Eventually, officers took two suspects into custody without incident after the car chase ended. "If they thought that by throwing money out the window that would distract us or have people get in the way and block us, they're going to run out of money," said Sgt. Parker. "We're not going to run out of sheriff's deputies and we're not going to run out of helicopters." The people were happy with the money even though they were asked to turn it in. The men were finally caught and maybe the bank will get some of the money back.

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 15, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. A TALE OF TWO VIRGOS.On a recent Saturday morning, I attended the funeral of Janet Loretta Rutherford Johnson, one of Mamas closest friends. Our families were so close that she was Aunt Janet and her husband, Earl Johnson, Sr., was Uncle Earl. Likewise, all of her children knew Mama as Aunt Tommy. Later, in the evening, I attended the Silver Jubilee Banquet (more below) of the Womens Academic and Cultural Society (WACS) of Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. WACS honored its deceased founding members, one of which was my aunt, Frances Calhoun Murray, Mamas youngest sibling and my namesake. These two women were September babies. Aunt Frances was born on September 9, Aunt Janets birthday was September 14. On the surface, they seemed like opposities. Yet, they were strangely similar in different ways (thats an oxymoron). Aunt Frances was gracefully dignified. Her taste in clothes was classic. She liked organization things in their place. She loved to shop at fine stores Rosenblums, May Cohens, and LaRose Shoes were among her favorites. She enjoyed the company of others, but got pleasure from family more. She was dedicated to her teaching profession, students, and her church. She was smart, principled, and patient. But, when her patience wore thin, usually because someone crossed the line of her principles, she could communicate displeasure in a way that made the room feel like dry, desert heat and the recipient of her displeasure cringe under an unwavering stare, her lowered voice reminiscent of cold steel. The offending party had been told off. Janet Johnson, was vibrant, could dazzle a room with poise and laughter. She was smart (graduated from high school at 16 and college at 19, and taught Math) and opinionated. She managed Uncle Earls first campaign for City Commissioner, which he lost, and his victory as the first African-American At-large City Councilman. She too loved shopping at fine stores (my first visit to Lillie Rubins was with her) for designer labels. She was generous, enjoyed entertaining, and always looked for ways to make the world a better place for her family, friends, and students. However, when she communicated displeasure, the person knew he/she had been cussed out. There is irony in the forces that brought these two women into the forefront of my life on a single day. Im still searching for the deeper meaning. The Womens Academic and Cultural Society (WACS) of Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church recently celebrated 25 years of service to youth in the church and community, at an elegant banquet and program in the lower auditorium of the church. Taurean Royal, Master of Ceremonies, adeptly presided over the program which included: Charles Brown, II ; Tequana Golden ; Natishia Stevens; Kevin Howell ; liturgical dancers Tanijah Barron, Kelsey Coffey and Dawnye Floyd; Jayla Royal, who recited a Maya Angelou poem, Preacher, Dont Send Me; Rev. Dr. Robert L. Mitchell former pastor of Mt. Zion and retired Presiding Elder; Rev. Pearce Ewing, Sr ., current pastor of Mt. Zion; and Corrie Thompson, President, WACS. At the banquet, Dr. Mitchell, graciously presented plaques of appreciation to charter WACS members, which included his wife, Deloris Mitchell who served as the first vicepresident of the Society. The organization was the idea of Dr. Mitchell, when he served as pastor of the church. Officers were installed at a luncheon on August 27, 1987. A highlight of the evening was the touching ceremony, which honored the memory of WACS founders. A short bio of each memorialized affiliate was read as a family member or active WACS member lit a candle next to the fallen angels photograph. They were (honored by): Evelyn Wells President (Evelyn B. Whaley); Frances Calhoun Murray, Secretary (my aunt); Mildred Lyons, Treasurer (brother, Gene Logan); and Hilda Wooten, Historian/Parliamentarian ( Glenell Harness ). Kudos to Corrie Thompson, president of the organization, for her capable leadership and planning of this grand affair. The delicious menu was catered by Belinda Garmany. Left to right: Evelyn Whaley, TALK OF THE TOWN!'S Frances Calhoun Bradley, Gene Logan, and Glenell Harness. Jayla Royal recites Maya Angelou's, "Preacher, Don't Send Me." The Women's Academic and Cultural Society of Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Charter members proudly display their plaques. First Lady, Dorothy Ewing, front, holds absent member's plaque. Left to right: Sollie Mitchell, Corrie Thompson, Rev. Pearce Ewing, Sr., Dorothy Ewing, Deloris Mitchell, and Rev. Dr. Robert L. Mitchell Interpretive dance performed by Tanijah Barron, Kelsey Coffey, and Dawnye Floyd Corrie Thompson, President, Women's Academic and Cultural Society

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Around The Area Around The Area SEPTEMBER 15, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-5 September 11th Commemoration Event Everbank Field Jacksonville Municipal 2012Photography by Frank M. Powell, III Mayor Alvin Brown, City dignitaries, members of the armed forces, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue and Jacksonville Sheriffs Office honored the fallen at a memorial ceremony at Everbank Field to commemorate the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Beatrice Mathews Gerald Minnifield Women of Color Cultural Foundation volunteer and Bob Ross Greater Jacksonville Area USO acceptance of care packages Color Guard -American Legion Post 157 Carolyn Chatman Office of Congresswoman Corrine Brown Henrietta Telfair singing "America the Beautiful". Ret.Lt.Col.Felice Franklin and State of Florida Rep Mia Jones "The Star Spangled Banner"-Edward Waters College Choir. Color Guard--Marine Corps, JFRD, and American Legion Post 157 Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Sr., Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Mayor Alvin Brown, State of FL Rep. Mia Jones, State of FL Sen. Audrey Gibson, Sheriff John Rutherford, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, and Senior Rabbi Joshua B.Lief, The TempleCongregation Ahavath Chesed. JTA Jacksonville Transportation Authority Volunteers, Jacksonville Job Corps. State of FL Senator Audrey Gibson. Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Sr., Bethel Baptist Institutional Church and Senior Rabbi Joshua B.Lief, The TempleCongregation Ahavath Chesed. Ms. Gerald Minnifield, and Dr. Helen Jackson at the 9/11 quilt. Actor and Poet Rockman Johnson. Ms Roberta Darius, Sheriff John Rutherford, and Dr. Helen Jackson.

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Around The Area Around The Area PTHE STAR Actor Charles S. Dutton, Judge Daryl Traywick and Detroit Pistons Legend Isiah Thomas Inspire Black Men's Roundtable Tour LaunchWhen the Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation (FCBCP) originally planned and hosted their 2012 Healthy, Wealth & Wise Mini-Expo and Black Men's Round Table (BMR) in Miami, FL, the organizers were unsure what to expect. But the gathering of Black men that included NBA Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas; actor and producer, Charles S. Dutton ("Rock"); Dade County Circuit Judge Daryl Traywick; and Miami Police homicide detective and cast member of "48 Hours," Detective Ervans Ford, proved to be so powerful that the singular occasion has spawned the announcement of the FCBCP Black Men's Roundtable Statewide Tour. Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando will be among the first stops. "Our guest speakers triggered a lot of emotion in the men," reveals Desmond Meade, chair of FCBCP Black Men's Round Table, "Charles Dutton and Isiah Thomas spoke to the hearts of these men, relating to them on a universal level of brotherhood. We are simply overwhelmed with the positive feedback and excited for the opportunity to connect with men in other cities and states." A springboard of the popular National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) "Black Women's Roundtable Health Wealthy & Wise National Tour," BMR will now address and focus on the concerns and issues of Black men. With the goal to uplift, educate and empower Black men and youth, the BMR tour will continue to provide important information related to health and wellness and stimulate honest discussions about issues relevant to Black men all in a mini-expo environment. Due to aggressive voter suppression efforts across the country with Florida as the poster child voter education and voter protection are a central component of the event. "We are just so thankful to the Knight Foundation, as one of our sponsors, for their support to Florida Coalition. It is because of partners like them that we can continue to host these roundtable events, providing men and women a space to talk, commune, learn about their voting rights, and really make a difference in each other's lives," offers Salandra Benton, FCBCP Convener. Moderated by Miami Times senior editor, Kevin McNeir and attorney Larry Handfield, the panels explored topics like criminal justice and domestic violence; physical, spiritual and mental health; and jobs, wealth and civic participation. Adds Melanie L. Campbell president & CEO, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women's Roundtable, "Now more than ever it is crucial that Black men are provided avenues like the Black Men's Round Table to combat the feelings of disenfranchisement and disempowerment that are so readily evidenced in many of our communities. The Florida Coalition's Black Men's Roundtable is aligned with the The National Coalition's new national focus of engaging black men and boys to live their best lives."The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation is an affiliate of the The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement in Black and underserved communities. The current initiatives of The National Coalition include Black Youth Vote!, Black Women's Roundtable, and the Unity 2012 Voter Empowerment Campaign. They recently implemented the Black Youth Vote! men and boys civic engagement initiative supported by the Open Society Foundation. With the 2012 theme "Stand Your Ground," the Unity 2012 campaign works nationally with APRI, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Cost of Freedom Project, and other groups to ensure that black voters register to vote, verify their voting status, obtain proper identification and are allowed to cast a vote that counts on election day. For more information visit www.fcbcp.org or www.ncbcp.org. Florida A&M University Adds MC Lyte as Halftime Entertainment LineupFlorida A&M University continues to add to its halftime entertainment lineup as part of its enhanced football experience for the 2012 season. The university has confirmed Hip Hop legend, MC Lyte, will perform during the third home game against South Carolina State University on October 20. The game is also the Prince Hall Shriner's Foundation Diabetes Classic and Parents Weekend. Local DJs Loosekid & Dawkness will round out the halftime entertainment with live music and DJ battles to keep fans entertained. By now, fans and supporters of FAMU have noticed that the Athletics program has an exciting halftime production lineup for the entire 2012 football season, shares Derek Horne, FAMU athletics director. We are committed to our new team energy and theme and the football team has declared that its Our Team, Our Time. We look forward to having fans enjoy the entire football experience and the on field performance from our players. FAMU recently announced the entertainment lineup for the earlier home games with the first game on September 15 against Hampton University being the Hall of Fame Game to include a halftime performance by major recording artist FUTURE, Joe Bullard as game MC, and DJ battles between DJ Demp representing the New School and DJ Neaux and Will Power Packer of Rainforest Films representing the Old School. The second home game on October 13 against Savannah State University is Youth and Community Day and features local Tallahassee high school marching bands from James S. Rickards High School and FAMU Developmental Research School, a Pink theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and various community groups. This season, the football program takes on a brand new energy with a new theme Our Team, Our Time: Respect the Game. More than 1,000 fans attended the annual FAMU Fan Day on August 11 to catch a glimpse of the 2012 Rattler football team. Opponents for this years home games include Hampton University on September 15, Savannah State University on October 13, South Carolina State University on October 20, and the homecoming game celebrating FAMUs 125th anniversary on November 10 against North Carolina Central University. For more information regarding the 2012 football season, visit FAMUAthletics.com or call (850) 5993868. Tracking Tools For the ElectionWith unlimited access to information and delivery platforms, how does an individual cut through the information without being inundated? Platforms and media sources are all competing for control of the minds of the voting public. Which screen grabs your attention: TV, laptop or mobile device? With the 2012 presidential election fast approaching, here are three political tools that will keep you in the know about the polls, up-to-the-minute election news and false advertising in political ads. Poll Tracker Want to find a great way to track the 2012 election in real time? Check out Poll Tracker. Poll Tracker serves as a great analysis tool to track Senate, House, gubernatorial and presidential races, as well as issues at the state level. In tracking the presidential election, Poll Trackers clean dashboard lets you compare polls and presidential candidates. Politico Aggregating blogs, exclusive videos and poll details, among other information, Politico is a great app to download and follow the campaign trail. Its a one-stop shop for in-depth congressional and presidential content. Super PAC App With Super PAC you now have an app that can detect deceptive messaging in political campaign ads. Political ads are havens for spreading the lies of special interest and donors, but you can get the real deal with this app. Similar to Shazam, you can hold up your smartphone while any television ad is playing and, with the tagging mechanism, the app will identify if the ad is factual. It will also let you know specifics like how much money is behind the ad. blackenterprise.com Left to right: Desmond B. Meade, president Florida Rights Restoration Coalition & chair, BMR; Chief Jimmy Brown of Hot Talk on Hot 105, and Eric Rowe of The Home Team Network Isiah Thomas speaking at Black Men's Round Table

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THESTAR VETERAN COPONMURDERCHARGEAFTERSHOOTING EIGHTMONTHPREGNANTWOMAN INHEAD FORSAYING BUMBACLAD ANDOTHERLOCALPROFANITIES PAGEA-7 By ARTHIANIXON Caribbean News Editor JAMAICA: Swearing in the local patois dialect using words such as bombaclad has cost a mother-to-be her life in the town of Yallahs. According to horrified witnesses, 27 year-old Kayann Lamont had just returned shopping in downtown Kingston with her sisters, Shem and Novia. She was being arrested for using indecent language by Corporal Dwayne Smart when a scuffle ensued Smart then shot Lamont, who was eight months pregnant, twice, once in the head. He then allegedly turned the gun on Novia, shooting her about the upper body and aimed to fire on Shem when his gun ran out of ammunition. According to reports, it was said that Smart tried to reload his gun but was restrained by a fellow officer. The tragedy, which occurred on a busy Saturday afternoon in the towns square sparked a demonstration and call to justice. Smart was quickly taken into custody after as investigators expressed concern of him being a flight risk. The Acting-Director of Public Prosecution said that he will be charged with murder, wounding with intent, assault and firearm violations. "The man kill off my sister, you know, for nothing at all," Shem told local media. The Independent Commission of Investigations said that Smart was quickly taken into custody as investigators were concerned that he was a flight risk. Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Andrew Holness has visited the family in their time of sympathy, even taking part in a vigil for Kayann and visiting her children and Novia who is still recovering from her injuries. It was also revealed that the baby Kayann was carrying was a boy. He was to be her third child and first son. Outraged Jamaicans have flocked to a Facebook page to honor her at Justice For Kayann Lamont 9/1/2012. Scandalous Former Guyanese Police Commissioner Henry Greene Dead In Three Car Collision By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star GUYANA: Former Police Commissioner of Guyana Henry Greene is dead at 58 after being involved in a three car collision which also claimed the life of a ten yearold girl. Both succumbed to their injuries shortly after arriving at the West Demerara Regional Hospital. Several other victims were also injured. While tributes poured in from some of the organisations he was involved in, including the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) and the National Sports Commission (NSC), an overwhelming amount of people took to social media and on blogs to ensure that he had no chance of resting in peace after all the corruption he was involved in. Greene had been accused of corruption while on the force and back in April of this year, our readers were among the first in the U.S to learn that he had resigned following a public trial, in which he was accused of raping a 32 year-old mother of two in a hotel room four months earlier. Kayann Lamont pictured with her two daughters. The girls lost their mother who was carrying their unborn baby brother earlier this month after she was shot in the head by a cop for swearing in public. Their aunt was also shot. Kayann Lamonts daughter receives a word of comfort from former Prime Minister, Andrew Holness Novia, mourns for her slain sister of Kayann Lamont, while recovering from her own gunshot wounds. Andrew Holness and the community light a candle during a vigil for Kayaan, who was expecting her first son when an officer shot her in the head for indecent language. WASHINGTON, USA:Elizabeth Lindsey Meredith has pleaded guilty for her role in a scheme to defraud Caribbean and other nationals seeking immigration-related services, according to the United States Department of Justice. The 24-year-old Missouri woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud and seven counts of wire fraud in connection with Immigration Forms and Publications (IFP), a Sedalia, Missouri company that sold immigration forms that were generally available free of cost from the United States government. Court documents revealed that IFP sales representatives fraudulently told immigrants that the company was affiliated with the US government and that fees paid to IFP covered government processing charges. The US Justice Department says that Meredith faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to US$250,000. Over a year ago, the Department of Justice announced its commitment to combating immigration service scams, which often prey upon individuals who are in this country legally and trying to abide by the rules, said Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West. West noted that the guilty pleas represent an important step in the continued fight to protect vulnerable individuals against fraud. Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice Civil Division, Stuart Delery, said the agency is intolerant of those who exploit government services.Court documents show that Meredith was a manager of IFP, which operated in 2009 and 2010. The Justice Department said that, in pleading guilty, Meredith admitted that IFP representatives falsely told Caribbean and other immigrants that the company employed paralegals who would help customers correctly fill out immigration forms, that IFP handled excess call volume for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that fees paid to IFP included government processing fees, and that forms purchased through IFP would be processed more quickly than if consumers dealt directly with USCIS. Law-abiding immigrants sought help to complete government forms, but instead this company cheated hundreds of victims out of more than US$400,000 and provided little or no help at all, said David M Ketchmark, Acting US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. This defendant managed the day-to-day operations of the Sedalia office; with her guilty plea today, all of the conspirators now will be held accountable for their fraud and deceit, he added. Thomas Joseph Strawbridge, 49, and Thomas Barret Laurence, 30, previously pleaded guilty for their conduct in the same scheme, the Justice Department said. Courtesy, C360 US Con Woman Guilty of Defrauding Caribbean Nationals Trying To Legally Emigrate To America

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 Pastor R. L. Gundy To Lead New Era In Civil And Human Rights After Being Installed As New President Of Historic SCLCs Florida Chapter Rev. Levy Wilcox Founder of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Jacksonville office (SCLC) in 1966 Love Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Aaron Flagg Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Min. Carl Griffin 3d VP SCLC Jax Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Min. James McGrady, Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Charles E. Cooper Jr. St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Herb Anderson, Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Chruch, Rev. Dr. Henry Thomas, Pastor H. T. Rhim, St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor R. L. Gundy State President SCLC Florida, Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor H. B. Charles, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Elder Lee Harris, Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Pastor Kelly Brown, Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Min. Christopher Baker, St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Elwyn Jenkins, Tru-Way Church of the Living Christ. Security Ministry Bro. Walter Davis Jr., Bro. Willie Kimbrough, Pastor R. L. Gundy, Bro Theodore Jones, Bro. Bernard Smith and Deacon Ernest Johnson Left to Right Front Row Deaconesses, Lavern Sanders, Mae Spicer, Doris Ervin, Loraine Brown, Elois Burroughs, Shirley Shields. Left to Right Back Row: Sis. Wallette Gundy, Deaconesses Johnnie Mae Demery, Lorna Stanley, Earlene Malpress, Alice Melton, Pastor R. L. Gundy Cheryl Smith, Rose Johnson Left to right in order seen: Usher Ministry Deaconess Shirley Shields, Deacon C. Shields, Sis. Pamela BaileyYoung, Sis. Betty Nealy, Pastor R. L. Gundy, Sis. Julia Floyd, Bro. Joseph Nealy, Sis. Deloris Gordon, Sis. Linda Ford, Sis. Jackie Alderman, Sis. Virginia Daise and Sis. Velinda Sturgis Rev. Levy Wilcox Founder of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Jacksonville office (SCLC) in 1966 Pastor Love Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Peter Church, Chairman First Coast Christian Outreach. Pastor R. L. Gundy and Sister Wallette Williams Gundy, Pastor Kelly Brown Moderator East Florida and Bethany Baptist Association, Progressive M and E Florida State Convention and Pastor Greater Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church. Sister Wallette Williams Gundy Pastor R. L. Gundy New President of The State of Florida Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Pastor of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church Jacksonville Local Chapter Officers and Board MembersRev. Levy Wilcox Founder of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Jacksonville office (SCLC) in 1966 Pastor Love Missionary Baptist Church, New President of The State of Florida Southern Christian Leadership Conference SCLS, Acting Board Chairman, astor R. L. Gundy, President, Ms. Annie Rodgrigues 4th Vice President, Bro Diallo-Sekou, 1st Vice -President, Min. Carl Griffin, 2nd Vice President and Dr. Henry Thomas Past Local President and Current Board Member ur 3rd Vice President of Youth Health Dontecia Seymore was unavailable Pastor R. L. Gundy Deacon Cornelious Shields, Deacon Kenneth Jones-Chair, Deacon Ernest Johnson, Deacon Gilbert Spicer, Deacon James Gordon and Deacon Willie Ervin Marva C. Hilliard Director of Choir Speaker for the Occasion, Rev. H. B. Charles Pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville Florida Rev. Peter Church, Chairman First Coast Christian Outreach. Introduction of the Speaker Pastor Elwyn Jenkin Pastor of Tru Way Church of the Living Christ, SCLC Member Long time civil/human rights pastor and activist, R. L. Gundy was officially installed as State President of the eminent Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Florida. The organization, whose founding members included the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, continues its to be a pillar of strength in not only in communities but throughout the nation, and as also been the model for similar sects throughout the world. Pastor Gundy was recognized and installed on September 8 at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, the church in which he pastors and attended kindergarten in the late 50s. This same church has a unique distinction now after 104 years of birthing there 3rd State President in Florida that includes one State Senior Women President, one State Baptist Convention President and now Pastor R. L. Gundy as the State President of SCLC. Photos: Frank M. Powell III, Florida/Georgia Star

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The Annual Convention of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP to be held in Daytona Beach FL September 20 22, 2012. All activities will be held at the Hilton Hotel Oceanfront Resort located at 100 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida. All are Welcome to participate. Contact the Branch Secretary by email at Secretary@FlaglerCntyNAACP.org or call (386) 446-7822 to register. Include you name and phone number and you will be contacted to complete your registration. Dine With Us Downtown Cafe Nola onThursday, September 20, 2012, at the Caf Nola @ MOCA, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.224.0113 for additional information. Imagination Movers LIVE: Rock-o-Matic Tour 2012, Florida Theatre onFriday September 21, 2012, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Come out and join River Region Human Services and Gateway Community Services for the annual RECOVERY WALK. September marks the 23rd annual observance of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month).Contact Kenneth Arnold at (904) 899-6300, ext. 4444, or KArnold@rrhs.org for more details.Visit our Strength through Recovery Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/StrengththroughRecovery Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 *****/Community Activities TEACH Conference on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.588.1234 for more information. ReFocus: ART OF THE 1980S, this Saturday, September 15, 2012, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for more information. The trade organization, Black Female Photographers (BFP ) is proud to announce their sponsorship of National Black Female Photographers Day (NBFPD). On Saturday, September 15, 2012, hundreds of people from all over the nation will gather on Photo Walks to celebrate the art of photography and to encourage Black women to seek careers in the male dominated photography industry. For more information and to register for the event, please visit our website at: http://blackfemalephotographers.com/events/, or call 914-965-3070. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, Sunday, September 16, 2012, at the EverBank Field, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information contact 904.633.6100. Art With A Heart in Heathcare Exhibition, onSunday, September 16, 2012 at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.366.6911 for all information. Singer/Songwriter Night UNDERBELLY, this Monday, September 17, 2012, at 113 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 Please contact 904.353.6067 for any information. Musician's Mondays, 1904 Music Hall, thisMonday, September 17, 2012, at 19 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.434.3475 for all information. 14th Annual Transformations, Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Contact 904.588.1234 for further information. Downtown Top to Bottom Walking Tour, onTuesday September 18, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. NAIOP/ULI Sports & Entertainment Luncheon, thisWednesday, September 19, 2012, at the Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.630.3900 for any information. An Evening with ImpactJAX, Mark's Downtown Club/Lounge onWednesday September 19, 2012, 315 E. Bay Street, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Downtown Catalyst Club, The River Club, this Thursday, September 20, 2012, 1 Independent Drive W., Modis Tower, .Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.354.1111 for more information. By: Farris Long Back to the BasicsBack to the Bible Traditionally, when I write the Make It Count with Farris Long column, I write with the focus of inspiration and empowerment. But with the Presidential election only one month away, the Lord has placed a different mandate on me. Instead of writing as a motivator, I am writing as a man of God with a prophetic message. I remember as a child being told that the democratic party was the right party. Over the years, as I have grown up, I have come to realize that I wasn't the only one who got this message. I also came to discover that this message wasn't just polarized on the side of the democrats. The opposing message had been shared with many of my colleagues about the republican party as well. Overall some of us have held strong to our upbringing (whether for the integrity of our upbringing or because we now ascribe to the beliefs of that party). Others have chosen to veer away from that instruction and make their own decision about political party alignment. But I have never seen such vehement hatred and attack strategies between parties as I have seen over the last four years. As I have scrolled down my Facebook page, I have seen many on my newsfeed say they are voting republican in this election because of President Obama's position on equal rights and abortion. I say that is fine. Vote for whoever you feel led to vote for. But I also warn people not to be so short sighted that they don't understand that the same pressure (or greater) will be applied to Mitt Romney if he becomes Commander-in -Chief by the LGBT groups until he too breaks and makes the same public concession. Someone once said that choosing a President is a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils. I am inclined to agree. In no election will all candidates be spotlessnot in their history and not in their views. But we have to ask, how did we get here? How did this nation reach the level of moral degradation that it has come to? Respect seems to have left the youth of today. Compassion for our fellow man has been overshadowed by the dog eat dog world view. It got here because the voices of real men and women of God have gone silent across the nation. Our message of holiness and absolute truth of the bible is not popular. So the voice of Christians has been hushed to a whisper all across this country. The media has portrayed us as insensitive, uncaring, judgemental and arrogant. And often, rightfully so. Sometimes when it comes to people who do not agree with us, church folk can be downright MEAN. We are so busy being dogmatic that we lack the compassion required to win people from alternative lifestyles to Christ. I am by no means, implying that compromise is in order. Compromising the standard of righteousness is what got us in this mess. The number one reason I hear on a day to day basis of why sinners avoid the church and church people is because we do not show them the love we claim to have in Jesus. Saints, the hour and environment in which we live requires that we go back to God and get a current and relevant strategy to reach the world. Perhaps we could try something as simple as preaching as much about sonship as we do about sin. Sadly, church people have been so busy shouting about houses, cars, personal prosperity and individual success, that this country has grown deaf to the voice of God. We don't have the same passion for God that we claim to have and they are watching us on a day to day basis. And when it comes to upholding a moral standard most of our lives leave much to be desired. It is so hard to believe that in the life of a Christian, Prayer has become a spare tire that is only used in case of emergency in the life of many believers. Yet we wonder why the world has no respect for us. In the end, no matter whether you are a republican or a democrat, holiness is still right. The truth of the Bible cannot be watered down nor can it be invalidated by the opinions of men. God still requires a standard. If the church doesn't first wake up and secondly, speak up, and thirdly show compassion with our message, we are going to see this nation make another drastic turn for the worst in the coming days because the church is out of place. I submit that not just the pastors and leaders but lay members as well have a responsibility to properly represent Christ in our day to day lives. When our lives look like the lifestyles of the world in weakens our message and in the eyes of the world, makes the gospel irrelevant. The only way this nation will change is if the body of Christ makes a firm decision to no longer be silent any more and lovingly, MAKE IT COUNT. Make it Count Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Tips for Coping with the Stresses of Modern Life (StatePoint) From economic uncertainty, to random acts of violence, to divisive politics -modern society has its pitfalls. And if the headlines have you down, youre not alone. According to a recent Gallup study, three-quarters of the population is dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time. But some experts believe that by simply putting things into perspective, we can avoid feeling overwhelmed by the realities of today. Whats going on now isnt anything new, says Michael R. Drew, co-author of Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future. It's history repeated, through the cycles of social shifts. In Pendulum, Drew, along with co-author Roy H. Williams, draw upon historical events to show how western society goes through predictable 40-year shifts, swinging from an idealist me system of values, to a civic or we way of thinking. As we approach 2013, they say, we will embark on the upswing of a we era, characterized by divisiveness and destructive historical events. However, there are ways to help ease stress about some of todays issues and problems and those we are likely to encounter in the near future: Dont be jaded by current political name-calling and divisiveness. Its an American tradition. Even our beloved Founding Fathers were not above getting down in the mud. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams conducted a particularly nasty campaign against one another that would be considered even more beyond the pale than what we read in blogs, hear on radio and see in advertising. You dont need to immerse yourself in the 24-hour news cycle to be an informed citizen. Reading the newspaper, watching TV news, listening to the radio and checking out online news sites and social media services are an important part of staying connected to the world, but should be done in moderation. By taking a bit of time away from incendiary cable news shows and logging off social media periodically, you can give yourself time to think and reflect, focusing your energy on positive things. For media-junkies who cant fathom disconnecting even temporarily, consider adding some alternative news sources to your mix, such as www.happynews.com, which supplies a dose of something different than anxiety-inducing content. Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth -even our definitions of success -are periodically renegotiated based on whatever new values society judges acceptable. If you feel out of your element, simply give it some time and society will swing back toward your way of thinking eventually. We're living in an age when more and more of us will be defined by what we are not, rather than what we are -and what we stand against rather than what unites us. Fight against the divisiveness this creates by striving to be inclusive rather than exclusive. For more insights, visit www.ThePendulumBook.com. Rather than feeling oppressed by current events, you can gain a new perspective by riding the waves of our ever evolving society.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THESTAR Brunswick Longshoremen Continue Labor Of Love For Community With Annual Seldon Park Labor Day Cookout Christian Comedian Macro Baucham Seeks To Bring Hope Through Happiness PAGE B-3 By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star Its a typical day at the desk and Im working to put some last minute touches on the Georgia local page, when the person Ive been waiting for makes his presence known. Its Marco Baucham and within a few seconds of conversation, his bubbly personality sends off a signal that hes about to say something to make you stop and think. And sure enough, a mere three minutes after our introduction, I can easily see why this husband, father of four and deacon from the Mt. Sinai church family is considered one of the areas top clean comedians. Me: Thanks so much for granting me an interview! I know youve got a lot coming up. MB: Yes indeed. I just came out of rehearsals for a play and about to get set for my comedy show. Me: Okay. So I have to ask. Are you from Brunswick, born and raised? MB: I am actually an army brat. I was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina 33 years ago and we lived all over the place. But Brunswick is where my family is at and what I now call home. So I guess, yes, Brunswick is a huge part of me but because of the army and travelling, America raised me. Me: Now you are what we like to call a clean comic that is you do Christian comedy. Is that tough? MB: Not at all. There is a time for all seasons and this is a time to laugh. With my brand of comedy I like to take from different experiences from life. When you take yourself out of your situation sometimes its easier to laugh about it and simply find a solution to get out of it. Its okay to laugh at life to get through life. The same situation that you are going through today can be the same situation that you laugh at tomorrow. With my comedy, I hope people can find hope and happiness at the end of the day. God can pull you through it. Me: So congrats to you on your first headlining show! MB: Thanks you so much! I have one of two shows coming up and the first one is set for September 22 at Mt. Sinai. Its $5 to get in and another $10 to get out! Im just kidding. But yes, its coming and its going to be produced by my company Happythought, Inc. Me: Well thats certainly a happy thought knowing that Brunswick is about to get its laugh on. And with that being said, we are certainly going to see whats in store for who just might be our areas first king of comedy. Photos by Angela Favors-Morrell, Star Photographer

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-4 Football Season Starts With Vikings Taking Jags 26-23 in OT By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The summer of 2012 will be known on the tennis courts as the year Serena sizzled. Fresh off her individual win and doubles Olympic win with sister, Venus, Serena Williams returned to U.S. soil to remind everyne who ruled the courts. Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka in two hours 18 minutes with 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 on Sunday. "It was such a great experience. Gosh, it really is amazing," said Williams. "I came in the summer knowing it was going to be a long summer, but I knew that I could do well if I just put my mind to it. I knew that I could just be a good player and a champion this summer. I never expected to win all these titles. The highlight has just been so amazing. Everything has been so amazing, so it's just been fabulous." "It hasn't even sunk in that I'm the winner yet. It's awesome," she said. "Yeah, three decades. The '90s, 2000s, 2010s, that's kinda cool.Yeah, I just think that it's exciting to have this opportunity. And 13 years is a long time between the first and the last. It's just a great I was reading yesterday or this morning how Pete Sampras won in '90 and 2002. That was a 12year span. That was pretty awesome. For me to get this in 13 years was just and I'm at No. 15 now? It's so cool. I'm so excited." Photo:Getty Images HIGHSCHOOLFOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS:William M Raines Vikings Win Over Robert E. Lee General 51-6 By John Oehser Senior Jaguars Writer Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, a week after returning from a 38-day holdout, began the 2012 regular-season opener as a reserve, but finished a 26-23 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday as the feature back, finishing with 77 yards on 19 carries. Jones-Drew said there was a time in the game when he was tired. There was one point where it was tough, JonesDrew said, but I worked in the offseason and during the holdout to be ready for anything. Once you catch your second wind, you forget about getting tired.Jones-Drew said his teammates helped him Serenas Winning Streak Continues Takes USOpen Title The Star highlights Week 2 of High School football. The Graveyard Raines High School William M. Raines High School Vikings 51 and Robert E. Lee High School Generals 6 Friday night football at Raines High School. (Photos by Ron Lott/Amoya Photography and Frank M. Powell III) COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Carter goes into record book with Morehouse's win over EWC By MIKEBONTS Florida/Georgia Star WAYCROSS, Ga. On the way to becoming the all-time leading rusher in Morehouse history, running back David Carter rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns, powering the Maroon Tigers to a 39-18 win over the Edward Waters College Tigers Saturday. EWC's Ralph Shuler scored on runs of 14 and 61 yards while Jerry Martin connected on a second quarter field goal to account for all the Tigers' scoring. Shuler has seven carries for 123 yards. Phillip Teamer rushed for 72 yards on 13 carries. QB Brandon Turman was 3 of 13 for 53 yards and two interceptions. Devion Laws caught two passes for 33 yards. Tony Goodman eight unassisted tackles and Chris Maxwell recorded seven. Carter, now with 3,848 yards, surpassed the previous career rushing record of 3,669 yards by John David Washington (2002-2005), in the second quarter. In a game, marred by driving rain and two long lightning delays, the Maroon Tigers kept the ball on the ground, punishing the EWC defense with six rushing touchdowns. Of Morehouse's 444 yard, 414 came on the ground. Sophomore running back Shelton Hamilton had a career day, rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown. Morehouse QB Donnay Ragland also got into the running game, scoring two one-yard touchdowns. His back-to-back quarterback sneaks, at the start of the second quarter, put Morehouse ahead, 27-7. Richard Sanders and Latavius Watts paced the Morehouse defense with eight tackles apiece. Antoine Easterling and Justin Oliver each picked off a pass. Oliver returned his interception for 50 yards. EWC was penalized nine times for 65 yards compared to Morehouse's six penalties for 50 yards. The Tigers (1-2) are on the road again this week in a Saturday contest at Livingstone College. William M Raines Vikings Cheerleaders: Kelly Barnes Katurah Mann, Raijeen McCloud, Chelsea Previllon, Tyler Baker, Darrielle Poole, Jasmine Ross, Tiffany Whyte, Audrey Solomon, Leroya Wilson, Lia Barrow, Sidney Owen Alexis Brown, Natera Hill, Keondra Maseline, Anijah Williams, Tiana Whyte. Andrea Harter, Janahya Colliers, Chanell Porter, Cherie Wellen, Tori Chavis, Joshua Porter, Kenya Campbell, Crystal Thompson, Alysse Lenox, Robert E. Lee cheerleaders 2012-2013 Robert E. Lee General Booster Parents: Carlton Miller-Asst DrCicero McGill, Tonji Cooper, Carlene Smith, Shanae Newman, Melissa Edwards, Kimberly Hughes, Donald Jenkins Band Director, Melba Williams, Omeria Daniels, Girard Smith, Charlina Williams, Chantal Newman, Corey Smith, Judy Harper, Shelia Butts, Terri Glover, Morris Wilson throughout his first game back, often helping him up after runs. The game turned wild in the fourth quarter, particularly in the final seconds. The Jaguars trailed 20-15 with 27 seconds remaining, then Gabbert found Shorts for the goahead touchdown. A short kickoff and two quick passes set up a 55-yard game-tying field goal with no time remaining by Blair Walsh. The Vikings drove 55 yards on eight plays in overtime, with Walshs 38-yard field goal giving them a 26-23 lead with 11:06 remaining. The Jaguars did not produce a first down on the ensuing series. This was a disappointing loss. The Jaguars led by three with 20 seconds remaining. Credit the Jaguars for fighting, and there were significant steps made, but this one hurt.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THE STAR PAGE B-5 Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relaxweve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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The Holy Tabernacle Church celebrates Glorious and Victorious years! Holy Tabernacle Church (H.T.C.) was established September 23, 1947 by the late Apostle Rosa L. Davis with the very first location being 1676 W. 9th Street. As time progressed, God anointed and appointed our very own Bishop R. L. Jones who carried out the vision under the unction of the Holy Ghost. God blessed this ministry to continue in sound doctrine; H.T.C. has always stood on the Word of God as stated in Acts 2:42; continuing steadfastly in the prays. Pastor Paul R. Cardona, along with Bishop Robert L. Jones, cordially invite you to come out and help us celebrate The Holy Tabernacle Churchs (HTC) 65th Church Anniversary as God has truly Blessed us beyond measure...TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! Our Pastor, Paul Cardona, will be opening this great occasion, as well as presiding, and our Overseer, Bishop Robert L. Jones, will be closing out. Every service will lead to higher heights in the Lord, as we experience an AWESOME move of God. Come with great expectations, as each service will be productive. September 23rd 30th, 2012. Sunday ..... (11:00) a.m. Pastor Paul R. Cardona (HTC) Opening Monday .... (7:30) p.m. Dr. Leonard Paschal (Monument House of Prayer) Tuesday ....(7:30) p.m. Prophetess Carolyn Clark (C.C. Ministries) Wednesday ... (7:30) p.m. Pastor John Williams (Fresh Start Ministries) Thursday ... (7:30) p.m. Bishop Robert Stafford (Life Thr The Word) Friday ... (7:30) p.m. Apostle Austin Lancaster (ROHI Ministries) Saturday ... (4:30) p.m. The Appreciation Dinner (HTC Fellowship Hall) Sunday ... (11:00) a.m. Bishop Robert L. Jones (HTC Senior Pastor) Closing

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 How to Get Your Political Opinion Heard(StatePoint) For most Americans, politics can feel like a spectator sport, especially in an election year when so much news is devoted to the horse race. But there are many ways average citizens can take active and engaged roles in local, state and national politics. We cant just watch from the sidelines, says Loren J. Enns, author of, The Sword of Liberty, a new novel which tells the story of an America where the government has been compromised by a cabal of debt-addicted politicians who must be stopped by regular citizens relying on the power of the Constitution. Our founders gave us the emergency authority to reign-in the federal government. Here are some ways you can make your political voice heard: Vote: According to Census statistics, only 63 percent of citizens ages 18 years or older voted in the last presidential election. Every election you should go to the polls and take your children with you, so they learn an important civics lesson. Learn: Read history books to gain perspective and insight. Study the Constitution thoroughly and know your rights. Use Internet search engines to read up on everything from our founding fathers to current issues. In fact, a long forgotten clause in the U.S. Constitution, Article 5, can be used to reconvene the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in order to bypass our government and ratify amendments, says Enns, who is advocating for a new Constitutional Amendment to establish a national initiative process by which citizens could vote on federal legislation and a national recall process by which they could remove congressmen, senators and even the president from office. Meet Your Politicians: Did you know many politicians host open office hours when citizens can visit and have questions and concerns addressed? Find out when visiting hours are and make an appointment. Prepare by writing out what you plan to say. If meeting in person is not possible, write, call or email. Stay Informed: Be an educated activist by keeping up with current events. Get news about the economy, health care, taxes and other issues that affect you from a variety of unbiased sources. For example, today our national debt is skyrocketing toward $16 trillion, says Enns. And every taxpayers share is $139,000, with many therefore believing the government is driving America towards bankruptcy. And regular citizens actually can help change this. Organize: There is strength in numbers. Get your friends together and start an organization. From the Occupy Wall Street movement to the Tea Party, recent years have seen grassroots organizations rise to national prominence. You can use online resources like Facebook and Twitter to quickly and inexpensively disseminate information about your events and issues you care about. Years from now, when history books are written, what will they say about you? asks Enns, whose new novel The Sword of Liberty is being published in paperback and as an eBook, available as a free download through November 6th from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and www.theswordofliberty.com/purchasebook.htm. If you dont like the status quo, dont be a passive complainer. Get involved and make a difference! Sheran Shelton, the Director of A Magical Beginning Learning AcademyWould like to share 5 Great tips for creating a life time reader in your child:4. Incorporate play acting to make reading fun 5. Take regular trips to the library Reading to your child helps to build basic speech skills, teaches print concept, as well as cr eates a bond between parent and child. For more knowledgeable tips, please visit us at: www.themagicbeginshere.com 4218 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl. 32210 (904)317-7455 PHOTO SOURCE: (c) satori Fotolia.com 1. Read to your child daily 2. Read age appropriate books to your child 3. Ensure that the books are eye catching and colorful

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 CHILDRENS COMMISSION-FUNDED TEAM UP AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS START Elementary and middle school students provided free quality after-school activities JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Children's Commissions (JCC) TEAM UP afterschool programs will start this afternoon at 44 elementary and middle school locations throughout Duval County. TEAM UP is a community partnership between Duval County Public Schools, JCC and various youth-serving nonprofit organizations. The school system provides the classroom space, the cafeteria for meals and programs, as well as certified teachers; JCC provides monitoring, youth development training and financial support, while youth-serving nonprofits operate program activities, as well as secure volunteer and financial support. Additionally, JCC funds 17 community-based afterschool programs. These programs are also managed by youth-serving nonprofits, but are operated throughout the community in parks and recreation facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA locations, etc. The mission of community-based afterschool programs is to improve the academic achievement and social skills of at-risk children, while providing a safe and structured environment for children to learn and grow. Studies repeatedly show that children and youth who participate in quality afterschool programs reap positive benefits in many areas academic, social-emotional, crime prevention, and health and wellness, said Jill Dame, interim executive director of the Jacksonville Childrens Commission. The Commission supports a variety of well-implemented quality afterschool programs that leverage partnerships with families, local nonprofits, and the Duval County Public School system. Our children are the beneficiaries of this cooperative effort. More than 12,000, at-risk elementary and middle school students in Duval County are estimated to participate in JCC-funded afterschool programs this school year. Many of these programs are located in intensive care neighborhoods within the urban core. For a complete listing of all 61 funded afterschool program locations, visit www.jaxkids.net. FAMU Named One of Forbes Magazines 2012 Americas Top CollegesTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University (FAMU) was named one of Forbes magazines Americas Top Colleges in the nation in the publications annual ranking of the top colleges. FAMU also made Forbes lists for Best Research Colleges. This is truly an honor for Florida A&M University to be recognized as one of Forbes Magazine's Top Colleges in the nation, said FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson. This ranking strongly supports that FAMU is a premier institution that has a distinguished faculty and outstanding students who are challenged to excel in and out of the classroom. Some of the other universities listed included Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Georgetown, Duke, University of Florida, Florida State University and Morehouse College. The Forbes America Top Colleges rankings are based on upon five categories: post-graduate success; student satisfaction; debt; four-year graduation rate and competitive awards. The rankings are prepared exclusively for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a Washington, D.C. think tank founded by Ohio University economist Richard Vedder. Back To School Bus Safety Tips For Parents And Kids (StatePoint) Below are a few school bus safety tips from the Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe! campaign for you to share with your children to make riding the school bus a safer experience: Be especially careful around the danger zone, which is 10 feet in front, behind and on each side of the school bus. To avoid this area, wait for the bus at least five giant steps away from the road. Wait to board the school bus until the school bus driver says its safe to do so. Kids should board one at a time and use the handrails to go up and down the stairs. Once on the school bus, go straight to your seat and remain sitting, facing the front of the school bus. Look out for cars before getting off the school bus. Once off, take five giant steps away from the school bus. Wait for the driver or crossing guard to signal it is safe to cross the street. Always look left-right-left to make sure no cars are coming before crossing the road. By following the rules, both parents and children can help make getting to and from school each day safer for everyone. Miles Davis Gets Stamp of Approval(CHICAGO, IL) Celebrated Chicago bass musician Frank Russell (rear, second from left) is pictured here with the family of late jazz artist Miles Davis, at the dedication of the new Miles Davis U.S. postage stamp. The stamp, officially issued for 2012 by the U.S. Postal Service, was recently unveiled at the DuSable Museum of African American History in the city, as part of a concert in tribute to the late trumpeter coinciding with DuSable's "The Sounds of History" summer jazz concert series. Pictured (front row, from left) are Miles' grandson Paul, great grandson Paul, Jr., emcee MarshaNoble, his son, Erin, saxophone player Glen Burris, nephew Vince Wilburn and Miles Davis Ensemble percussionist Robert Irving, III. Notably, Irving played on Russell's current jazz album, 'Circle Without End,' which is under consideration for a Grammy Award. The Miles Davis stamp was nationally released in June, along with a stamp honoring legendary chanteuse Edith Piaf, in conjunction with La Poste, the French postal service. This marked the first time that the United States and France have jointly issued a stamp since 1989, when both countries honored the bicentennial of the French Revolution. Frank Russell's 'Circle Without End' is available via Amazon.com, on iTunes.com, eMusic and CDBaby.com.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: BACK TO SCHOOL Across 1. Whatchamacallit 6. Parabola, e.g. 9. December 25th, for short 13. Receive, as in debt 14. Swedish shag rug 15. Best of its kind 16. Coffee burn, e.g. 17. Came together 18. *Used in art 19. *a.k.a Reading, writing, and arithmetic 21. *Elementary school supply staple 23. Kum Ba ___ 24. Genghis or Kublai, e.g. 25. Hexagonal fastener 28. Private theater box 30. Young urban professional 35. Singles 37. Hamlet or village in South Africa 39. Cuts, as in hair 40. Outside cover 41. _____ Last Night starring Rob Lowe 43. Regrettably 44. Erasable programmable read-only memory 46. Certainly 47. Hatha or bikram, e.g. 48. Stationary part of a motor around which rotor revolves 50. The A in the hit comedy M*A*S*H 52. *Found in Kindergarten classroom 53. Reduced instruction set computer 55. Pimple fluid 57. *______ plan 60. *Students personal domain, pl. 64. Less bright then supernovae 65. Rocks in a drink 67. Physicists Marie and Pierre _____ 68. Nancy _____ of Entertainment Tonight 69. As opposed to donts 70. Carl Jungs inner self 71. The Way We ____ 72. Half the width of ems 73. Shot at summer Olympics DOWN 1. Essence of idea 2. 1/36th of a yard 3. Harry Potters mark 4. Having no horns 5. Trying experience 6. Coat of ____ 7. It comes dark or marbled 8. ____ 22 9. Roentgens machine 10. Popular Japanese soup 11. End of prayer 12. Sun in Mexico 15. Jimmy Carter farmed this 20. Valerie Harpers role, 1974-1978 22. Solar beam 24. Beat Generation pioneer 25. *Students must learn how to take these 26. Unfit 27. Earth in Latin 29. Loads 31. Elizabeth Gilberts Eat, ____, Love 32. Sitcom trial 33. Idealized image 34. *English homework 36. *Famous dog in basal readers 38. Make like a cat 42. Pace of music 45. Breadcrumb, e.g. 49. Site of next summer Olympics 51. Popular North and Central American shrubs 54. Like a hurtful remark 56. Malodorous mammal 57. Mother ____ 58. At any time 59. *Popular seasonal lure 60. Is it really more? 61. One of Great Lakes 62. Frost residue 63. *Taken at teachers request 64. Betty Friedans org. 66. Swindle

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 THE STAR PR 4 Planning After School Activities For Your Kids(StatePoint) Fun and learning can extend beyond the classroom. From music and the arts to organized sports, after-school activities can help kids stay active and make lifelong friends. Here are some great tips to keep kids active and engaged during the afternoon: Sign up early: Many programs fill up fast. Be sure to sign your kids up for programs as soon as possible to ensure their enrollment. Listen to your kids: As much as you would like your child to participate in certain activities, dont push too hard. Let them explore all their options to find activities they actually enjoy doing. Make scheduling convenient: If your child is active, you will be too. Plan activities close to home or school to limit time spent in the car. Whether youre setting up play dates, forming a time-saving carpool or heading up the PTA, mommy calling cards from an online stationery store like Minted.com is a unique way to make an impression, and share your contact information quickly with teachers, coaches and other parents. Go informal: When the weather is nice, consider organizing an impromptu neighborhood bike ride or soccer game. If your child is artistically inclined, invite his or her friends over for craft time. Encourage academic interests: At-home supplies can inspire your child to get excited about learning. A science kit, for example, can be found at any hobby store and will augment lesson plans with fun handson experiments. Personalized journals for kids, will encourage your young writer to put pen to paper and compose stories or essays. Dont overschedule: As with everything great in life, moderation is key. With rich, full school days, homework and after-school activities, dont forget to give your kids time to unwind. With the right after-school programming, youll be sure to keep your kids safe, active and happy, long after the bell rings. FSCJAdjunctJobs.comFlorida State College at Jacksonville seeks candidates to ll the following positions:ADJUNCT FACULTY MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES Do you have what it takes to serve our students and community? Are you interested in part-time teaching opportunities? Visit our Virtual Adjunct Recruiting Fair at FSCJAdjunctJobs.comRecruiting faculty for:Florida State College at Jacksonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services and is an equal access/equal opportunity af rmative action college. Florida State College at Jacksonville is a member of the Florida State College System. Florida State College at Jacksonville is not af liated with any other public or private university or College in Florida or elsewhere. Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree and the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida State College at Jacksonville. Accounting Automotive Biology Sciences Chemistry Criminal Justice Economics Funeral Services Interior Design Legal Studies Mathematics Nursing Physical Sciences Physics Spanish And more

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Home Burglary Investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarSEPTEMBER 15, 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. Defendant Points out the Man Who Shot Him in the Face A man was arrested after being accused of shooting a 21-year-old in the face. After the coming out of the hospital from two surgeries, the victim finally came out and pointed out the man who shot him in the face. 29-year-old Delvin Thomas Jones questioned the victim during a trial whether he picked the right person. Jones asked him he had a good look of the shooter during the incident and the victim looked Jones in the eye and replied, I am looking in his face right now. The victim recalled making eye contact with Jones as he passed by him some time before the shooting. The victim said that he had dropped his son off with his girlfriend, who was the childs mother. When he sat outside in his car, a man approached him and demanded him everything he had. The victim gave Jones his money, watch, shorts, and other items, but Jones still shot him. The bullet entered through the victims left cheek and came out from the right side of his lower neck. Jones was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon. Delvin Jones Salvador Mercado Clyde Cerisier Geleina Cordero Manuel Dejesus Nickolas Tarr Dale Teelucksingh Max Silverio An investigation that started out with one suspect in a home burglary ended up with seven arrests: two teenage burglars, a drug dealer, and four employees of a cash-forgold business. Detectives originally arrested 15-year-old Salvador Mercado on August 22 for burglary. During the interview with investigators, Mercado confessed to committing another burglary on August 7 at his friends elderly neighbors home. The next day, detectives took Mercados 17-year-old friend, Nickolas Tarr, into custody. He admitted to being involved in the burglary where they got away with jewelry, electronic equipment, and a gun. The two boys sold the gun to Max Silverio, 21, a drug dealer known for selling marijuana to high school and middle school students. Detectives then obtained a warrant to search Silverios home where they located the stolen gun and drugs. He was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. Mercado and Tarr also told detectives they sold the stolen jewelry to a cash-forgold business inside a mall. Investigators paid a visit to the store and an inspection of the store records determined the employees were buying gold from people under 18 years of age, a misdemeanor violation for secondhand dealers. Police arrested four employees: Dale Teelucksingh, 26, Manuel Dejesus, 26, Geleina Cordero, 31, and Clyde Cerisier, 26. Further inspection revealed the business had conducted at least 12 unlawful transactions with juveniles under the age of 18 during a two-month period.

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C&J 2 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. What Should I Do To Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft? At Home : If someone you don't know calls you on the telephone and offers you the chance to receive a "major" credit card, a prize, or other valuable item, but asks you for personal data -such as your Social Security number, credit card number or expiration date, or mother's maiden name -ask them to send you a written application form. If they won't do it, tell them you're not interested and hang up. If they will, review the application carefully when you receive it and make sure it's going to a company or financial institution that's well-known and reputable. The Better Business Bureau can give you information about businesses that have been the subject of complaints. On Travel : If you're traveling, have your mail held at your local post office, or ask someone you know well and trust another family member, a friend, or a neighbor to collect and hold your mail while you're away. If you have to telephone someone while you're traveling, and need to pass on personal financial information to the person you're calling, don't do it at an open telephone booth where passersby can listen in on what you're saying; use a telephone booth where you can close the door, or wait until you're at a less public location to call. Check your financial information regularly : If you have bank or credit card accounts, you should be receiving monthly statements that list transactions for the most recent month or reporting period. If you're not receiving monthly statements for the accounts you know you have, call the financial institution or credit card company immediately and ask about it. If you're told that your statements are being mailed to another address that you haven't authorized, tell the financial institution or credit card representative immediately that you did not authorize the change of address and that someone may be improperly using your accounts. In that situation, you should also ask for copies of all statements and debit or charge transactions that have occurred since the last statement you received. Obtaining those copies will help you to work with the financial institution or credit card company in determining whether some or all of those debit or charge transactions were fraudulent. If something doesnt seem right : If someone has gotten your financial data and made unauthorized debits or charges against your financial accounts, checking your monthly statements carefully may be the quickest way for you to find out. Too many of us give those statements, or the enclosed checks or credit transactions, only a quick glance, and don't review them closely to make sure there are no unauthorized withdrawals or charges. If someone has managed to get access to your mail or other personal data, and opened any credit cards in your name or taken any funds from your bank account, contact your financial institution or credit card company immediately to report those transactions and to request further action. If you think you've become a victim of identity theft or fraud, act immediately to minimize the damage to your personal funds and financial accounts, as well as your reputation. Your Safety Man Pawns Jewelry Stolen from Multiple Home Burglaries A man was charged with six felonies for pawning stolen jewelry from multiple home burglaries. Police received a call on August 25 from a woman reporting that $1,539 in necklaces, bracelets, and chains were stolen from her home. When she returned home, she noticed that entry was gained through a rear bedroom window that was smashed by a brick. On August 31, police received a call from a man reporting that someone broke into his home through a dining room window that was smashed with a brick. Rings and chains totaling up to $2,150 were stolen. Detectives searched the Pawn Finder system on a computer and saw that several stolen jewelry items matched the recent home burglaries and thefts. Detectives obtained the pawn documents from the shop the items were sold to and they matched several jewelry items stolen from the woman. Police discovered the photo ID and thumb print on the transaction document belonged to 22-year-old Jordan Simon Johnson. He had sold the jewely for $193. Detectives also found several pieces of jewelry from a Cash for Gold store and Johnsons photo ID and thumb print were on the transactions. He received $105 and $65 respectively. The stolen jewelry was positively identified by the victims. Detectives were able to locate Johnson and take him in for questioning. He was arrested on three counts of dealing in stolen property, and three counts of false pawn Information, all felonies. This is Johnsons fourth booking. He remains in jail on $37,500 bond. Detectives are continuing their investigation into the home jewelry burglary cases and no Jordan Johnson Identity Theft Identity theft and identity fraud are two of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. These crimes occur when someone uses a persons identifying information, such as a driver license, birth date, and/or Social Security Card number, without authority, to commit fraud. Unlike your fingerprints, which are unique to you and cannot be given to someone else for their use, your personal data especially your Social Security number, your bank account or credit card number, your telephone calling card number, and other valuable identifying data can be used, if they fall into the wrong hands, to personally profit at your expense. In the United States and Canada, for example, many people have reported that unauthorized persons have taken funds out of their bank or financial accounts, or, in the worst cases, taken over their identities altogether, running up vast debts and committing crimes while using the victims's names.

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Parents Leave Child Home to Go on Crime Spree Wheeling, ILA 22-month-old girl was taken into custody after her parents, 21-year-old Eric Harris and 22-year-old Emeline Vernillet, left her home all alone to go breaking into cars for six hours in their neighborhood. Awoman called police reporting three people going through the glove compartment of her car. When officers arrived, Harris, Vernillet, and a third suspect, 22-year-old Daniel Parker, were present at the scene. As the three burglars were being arrested, police learned that Harris and Vernillet had a young child left alone in their home. When police went to the couples home, they found the toddler and placed her into the custody of Department of Children and Family services. Harris and Vernillet both work for a hip-hop label owned by Harris himself. He is said to have released records under his artist name,Eric-Lord Thirst E Harris. Vernillet previously spent time in England to study French and returned to America later on. She served in the United States Army from 2008 to 2009 before leaving to work as a CVS cashier. Harris and Vernillet married in 2010 and had their daughter in the same year. After Harris and Vernillet were arrested, they were charged with two counts of burglary and one count of endangering the life of a child. SEPTEMBER, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Man Crashes into Police Car and Pulls Gun out on Cop A man was arrested after crashing into a police car, fleeing on foot, then pulling out a gun when he was tackled down by police. At about 10:45 p.m., a 2011 Nissan VRS driven by 22year-old Preston Bernard Johns struck a police cruiser at an intersection. According to reports, Johns was traveling at a high rate of speed with it lights out, driving towards the cruiser as it was making a turn. After Johns crashed into the cruiser, he got out of his car and fled on foot. The officer did not run after Johns, but called for assistance and was later transported to a hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. A K-9 Unit responded to the area and began to track Johns who was eventually observed by officers. An Acting Sergeant soon pursued Johns on foot, eventually tackling him to the ground. Johns resisted and during the ensuing struggle pulled out a 9 mm automatic pistol from his waist band, but the sergeant was able to disarm Johns as they were wrestling. Johns was arrested and charged with several felony charges to include aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, felon in possession of a firearm and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. At the time of this incident Johns was on felony probation for armed robbery and had several prior arrests for battery on a law enforcement officer. Two McDonalds Employees Arrested for Lying About Being Robbery Victims Two McDonalds employees were arrested after filing for a fake armed robbery of $8,000 at a bank. Police received the armed robbery call at 6:25 p.m. and responded to a bank and met with Geraldo Francisco Laboriel, 21, and Kenny B. Adams, 23. Both men reported being victims of an armed robbery by an unknown black male wearing a hoodie to cover his face. Laboriel, a shift manager at McDonalds, and Adams, an employee, told detectives that Adams, who was not working that day, picked up Laboriel at the end of his shift and took a deposit bag to the bank. Adams said he stayed in the car while Laboriel walked to the night deposit box at the bank. Laboriel said an unknown man came up behind him and took the bag with force, snatching it from his hand. They said they then called police after the robber fled. Both men were taken in for questioning due to inconsistent statements from each of them. After further questioning, detectives said they told them they planned and staged the robbery to keep the deposit money. Laboriel and Adams were both arrested and charged with grand theft and false report of a crime. They are being held on $3,500 bond each. Man Kills Woman for Not Telling Him She Had HIV Before Having Sex Dallas, TXAt around 3:30 p.m., a neighbor said that two children came out of their house crying saying that something happened to their mother. When the neighbor went inside the apartment and saw Bolden on the floor, she called police. When police arrived, they found 28-year-old Cicely Bolden undressed from the waist down bleeding from stab wounds in her neck. Bolden and 36-year-old Larry Dunn Jr. were said to have started dating only recently. Dunn cooperated with police and admitted to the death of Bolden. He said he went to Boldens place in the afternoon and had sex with her. He became angry when she told him she had HIV and saying it was not that bad. He was upset that she did not tell him before having sex and he walked to the kitchen to get a knife. He stabbed her twice in the neck and fell to the floor. He then said he left to burn his clothes and threw the knife in a dumpster, which was later recovered. He said, She killed me, so I killed her. The father of Boldens 7-year-old son said that Bolden had contracted HIV within the last two years. Boldens 7-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter are now under his care. Dunn was arrested and will be facing a murder charge. His bond is set at $500,000. Geraldo Laboriel Kenny Adams Harris Vernillet Preston Johns

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C&J 4 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 15, 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: Aubrey Broadwell Age: 15 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 8/26/12 Name: Andrea Isabella Cabrea Age: 14 Weight: 128 lbs Last seen: 8/11/12 Name: Alexia Goble Age: 14 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 6/21/12 Name: Ashley Perpigand Age:14 Weight: 180 lbs Last seen: 8/25/12 Name: Brittany Alexis Tramel Age: 14 Weight: 95 lbs Last seen: 8/29/12MOSTWANTED Burglary Suspect Police were dispatched to a residence in reference to a burglary alarm. Investigation revealed that two black male suspects entered the residence and stole electronics, including a flat screen television and a laptop. The suspects were traveling in what appears to be a 2003 or 2004 silver or teal Nissan Altima. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspects or vehicle is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Wautara Dione Wright Jr.Offense:Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Name: Kirk Worlds Offense:Aggravated Battery Intended Harm (Attempted) Name: Jason Laron YoungOffense: Felony Battery Name:Angelique Yarborough Offense: Fraud Use of Personal ID