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Sarah Jakes Henson is ready to open up a little about how she is overcoming her recent divorce. In August, the daughter of mega-church pastor, Bishop T.D. Jakes, made an announcement, through her blog, that she was ending her marriage after only four years. The 24 year old mother of two who leads the Womens Ministry at The Potters House in Dallas wrote: I have built my ministry and identity around being the best wife and a mother I can be. For quite sometime I have tried to steer through some serious troubles at home. As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot.Ž A multi-agency team has activated to protect the health and safety of residents at a Jacksonville apartment complex. About 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Sheriffs Officers initiated the Drug Abatement Response Team (DART) for systematic inspection of the Shannon Ridge Apartments at 5141 Shenandoah Ave. Assistance to residents is ongoing. Municipal Code Compliance Officers and JSO have conducted door-to-door visits. The team asked residents to participate in voluntary property safety and maintenance code inspections, which address residential minimum standards and property nuisance matters. Residents have been cooperative, and often welcoming, to agencies. JSO arrested two individuals who had active warrants at the scene. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, the citys division of Behavioral Health and Human Services, the JEA, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the Duval County Health Department also participated in Tuesdays effort. The complex contains 19 buildings, 12 of which had residents. Eight of those buildings were condemned as of 3:30 p.m. by the citys Municipal Code Compliance Division. The eight buildings contained 53 units. The division has issued 45 orders to vacate units. Displaced residents are being offered assistance through the City of Jacksonville. A temporary shelter has been established at the Legends Community Center at 5130 Soutel Drive. Displaced residents who apply for assistance can receive aid for a deposit or utilities for another residence. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority provided transportation assistance. At this time, 17 residents have applied for assistance. The Duval County Health Department was advised of a noninfectious tuberculosis patient, who was under directly observed therapy and lived at the complex. Out of an abundance of caution, DCHD made TB screenings available to residents and staff who desired to be tested. Tonya Bell, a 41-yearold woman has been located and arrested in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend early Saturday morning. According to investigators Tonya Bell stabbed 46-year-old Ronnie Hill in the 1000 block of Pearce Street in Northwest Jacksonville just before 1 a.m. Police said the two were having an argument and both had been drinking. According to a police report, Bell hollered at Hill, "I'm tired of your ass, come on, bring your ass over here." The report says that Hill went up to her, swinging his fist. They said that's when Bell plunged the pointed end of a landscaping light into his neck and chest. Hill was taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, where he died the next day. Because of two things, domestic violence and the Florida Stand Your Ground law, many feel that she should not have been arrested. She was standing her ground. They are also comparing it with the Marrissa case, where she is spending years in prison when the man lives free, after abusing her. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp"cf kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct#""ECNN ;261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted cfBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT K P U K F G Editorial/Opinion......B6 Church..........................A-2 Talk of the Town..............A-4 Area News....................A-6 Caribbean..............A-7 Prep Rap........Back Section Local.....................B-1 Columns...................B-2 Sports....................B-4 Crime&Justice.Front Section Classified & Business... 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Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct#*;26+"988/::56Uvknn"Pwodgt"Qpg#Uvtkxkpi"vq"ocmg c"fkhhgtgpeg ETKOG""cpf LWUVKEG Uwookvv Hqtegf"QwvA KPUKFG Ujg"Uvcddgf"Jko"ykvj c"Ncpfuecrg"Nkijv An Ohio woman is so horrified by a recent revelation that she has had to seek therapy.Valerie Spruill found out that her late husband was also her biological father. A DNA test has confirmed that 60 year old Spruill was married to her father, Percy. The Doylestown, Ohio resident has three children and eight grandchildren. She is now on a mission to find her other siblings from her Father. Speaking to the Akron Beacon Journal, she said, It needs to be told, because children need to know where they come from. And I know it hurts, because I have been devastated by this.Ž Since she was three months old, Spruill has been taken care of by her grandparents. Her mother was what she calls a night-ladyŽ and her father (also her husband) was only 15 years old when he was intimate with her mother. The distraught wife and daughter of the late Percy knows of six brothers but is still looking for more of her siblings. While being raised by her parents, Spruills mother visited her frequently but she always thought that she was just a family friend. It was not until she was 9 years old that she found out that their family friend, Christine, was actually her mother. Christine passed away in 1984. That was when Valerie became aware that the man she thought was her father was actually her grandfather. Because she did not know who her father was, she later met and married him. Valerie Spruills husband (and father) died in 1998 after being ill for a short time. After hearing rumors that her husband may have been her father, Valerie found his hairs on an old brush and got them tested. The tests revealed that he was indeed her father. The confusing part of Valeries story is that she suspects that her husband knew he was her father but was afraid to tell her. Since her husbands death and finding out that he was her father, Valerie has sought therapy to deal with the new information and process it. Valerie has also had several health issues which she attributes to the stress of finding out that her late husband was her father. She hopes that telling her story will help her reach more of her siblings that she didnt know existed. My biggest goal is to find them and let em know that [their mother] loved them, no matter what, she said. And [to say], Thank God she gave you away like she did me, so you could have a beautiful life. Yqocp"Ngctpu"ujg"ycu Octtkgf"vq"Jgt"Hcvjgt Lcemuqp"Vkigtu"cpf 3uv"Eqcuv Dweecpggtu"/"C/6 Urqtvu"/"D/6" Qevqdgt"8"kp"Lcemuqpxknng Tonya Bell, 41 Arrested Rcv"Uwookvv."Eqnngig"Ykppkpiguv Eqcej"qh"Cnn"Vkog Was Pat Summitt forced out at Tennessee? An affidavit filed on Wednesday in a lawsuit by Debby Jennings, a former Tenneesse Lady Vols media relations employee, indicates that, Pat Summitt, the schools legendary former women's basketball coach, may have been forced out of her job this past spring by Vols athletic director Dave Hart. "This was very surprising to me and very Jqwukpi"Fgxgnqrogpv"Ykvj"Vqq Ocp{"Fkuetgrcpekgu"Enqugf" Rtgukfgpv"Fkf"Pqv"Oggv Gzrgevkqpu="Tqopg{"Ujqygf qnf"Vggp/cig"Dwnn{"Vtckv While political pundits bandied back and forth about Wednesdays election debate between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney, the social media network Twitter was also abuzz with status updates on the event leading into the November 6 election. Twitter users sent a record 10.3 million tweets during the debate. Most political commentators gave Romney the edge for style and demeanor while expressing puzzlement at Obamas lack of aggression and passiveness in the face of his opponents alpha-male stance. On Twitter, however, many chided Romney for multiple interruptions of Obama and for brazenly flouting the debate rules, disregarding the wishes of the moderator, PBSs Jim Lehrer. While it was Lehrers 12th time moderating a presidential debate, his performance garnered negative reviews from all political fronts. Lehrer lost control of the debate within the first 15 minutes and never regained his semblance of order to the consternation of those posting on Twitter and live blogging the event. Sweet Jesus! Good Lord! Somebody give Jim some milk and cookies and send him to bed. Bless his heart,Ž tweeted actor and comedian Wanda Sykes. Dkujqr"Lcmgu‘"Fcwijvgt"Fkxqtegu by Cheryl Coward Rtgukfgpv/"Eqpvkpwgf"/"C/5 Uwookvv/"Eqpvkpwgf"/"C/5 Robert Franklin, Photo

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN Ruth A., 73, died September 24, 2012. BELLE, Pamela, died September 24, 2012. BROWN, V.B. Sonny, 90, died September 25, 2012. CALVIN Catherine, died September 24, 2012. CLAYTON Annie Pearl, died September 30, 2012. CRAWFORD Danny Lynn, 65, died September 27, 2012. DANIELS, Thelma, died September 29, 2012. DARLEY, Virgie Pauline, 63, died September 24, 2012. DENMARK, Marvin, died October 1, 2012. DIXON, James Calvin, 72, died September 24, 2012. GEORGE, Arlene, died September 24, 2012. HAIR, J.W., 71, died September 28, 2012. HARRIS, Theresa Jean, 57, died September 25, 2012. HARVEY Mercer, died September 29, 2012. HOWELL Odessa S., died September 27, 2012. JACKSON, William Bill, 63, died September 25, 2012. JOHNSON, Rachel Christine, died September 30, 2012. JONES Anthony, 56, died September 25, 2012. JONES, Gracie, 63, died September 28, 2012. JONES Milton C., died September 27, 2012. KERSHAW, Mildred, died September 28, 2012. LAWSON, Carol Joy, 69, died September 24, 2012. MACLEAN, Gordon Charles, 65, died September 27, 2012. MATHIS, Wyndell E., 53, died September 26, 2012. MAY, Billy, 71, died September 29, 2012. McKANN, Ranod L., 16, died September 22, 2012. MILLINDER, James Chuck, 48, died September 29, 2012. MILLS, Frank, 69, died September 29, 2012. MINOTT Paul, 60, died September 27, 2012. MOCK Joanna Lynne, 76, died September 25, 2012. MOLUF, Anna N., 86, died September 25, 2012. PHIlLIPS, Robert Emory, 75, died September 26, 2012. RICHARDSON Joe, Sr., 83, died September 29, 2012. ROBERSON Hazel, 71, died September 28, 2012. SCHNEIDER Cynthia L. Bouteiller, 63, died September 29, 2012. SEYMOUR Michael, died September 27, 2012. SHEAD Cora, died September 26, 2012. SHUBERT, Ronnie Cleveland, Jr., 49, died September 26, 2012. SMITH, Donald Franklin, Big Don, 73, died September 24, 2012. SMITH Lola Mae Trapp, 83, died September 26, 2012. SNOWDEN, James Vernon, Sr., 80, died September 26, 2012. SORRELL, Donald M., 78, died September 26, 2012. SPEARS Mildra Marie, 98, died September 29, 2012. STARLING, Lula, died September 30, 2012. STRACK, John R., 44, died September 24, 2012. TILLAGE, Joyce Marie, died September 29, 2012. TWIFORD, Aubrey Preston, Sr., 76, died September 28, 2012. VALMOND, Dieubon, died September 28, 2012. VANDERMARK Edith Olivia Mae, 89, diedSeptember 24, 2012. VANZANT, Ethel Campbell, 90, died September 30, 2012. VERNON, James, Sr., 80, died September 26, 2012. VOGT, Dorethea, died October 1, 2012. WALKER, Frankie, 72, died September 26, 2012. WATERS, Caesar, died September 24, 2012. WILLIS Ollie Mae, 89, died September 25, 2012. WILSON, David Barton, 72, died September 22, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS COPAS Donald J., 80, died September 28, 2012. KEMP Chase Alexander, 10 months, died September 27, 2012. SIMS David, Jr., died October 1, 2012. THORNTON April Lea McLaughlin, 32, died September 27, 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 OCTOBER 6, 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 ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Tuesday @ 3:00 P.M. Tuesday @ 3:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com 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.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž 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 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. Six-week Sermon and Bible Study Series: How to Share your Faith September 5, 2012 October 14, 2012 October 13th, Come One, Come All, to this years Fall Festival from 9am 2pm. You can patronize a variety of booths featuring crafts, clothing, music, food, fruits and vegetables, lawn care items and more. We open our doors & hearts to the Community, all are Welcome. Justice Peggy Quince 3031 Moncrief Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32209 (904) 353-4434 (904) 353-4437 Fax WWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, F.D.I.C. To: Our Valued Supporters, Friends and Well-Wishers The management and staff of C. L. Page Mortuary proudly announce the recent addition of a crematorium to our facility. C. L. Page Mortuary is owned by Carla L. Page, a navy veteran and 1995 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. The inclusion of crematorium has made C. L. Page Mortuary the first black-female independently owned and operated mortuary in Northeast Florida. With this addition of the crematorium, we are now a full service funeral provider to the City of Jacksonville, neighboring communities and funeral service providers. We cordially invite you, our civic leaders, political leaders and your guests to join us in this historical event for our openhouse on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 12 Noon until 5:00 PM. A short program has been planned for this occasion. The program will begin at 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served immediately after the program. A tour will be given both of the mortuary and the newly added crematorium afterwards from 1:00p.m. until 5:00 p.m. We look forward to having you to share this historical occasion with us, as we continue to make strides in excellent service to our families, the community and neighboring funeral service providers. Respectfully, Carla L. Page, FDIC Where we treat your love ones as though they were our very ownŽ

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OCTOBER 6, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 Romney, who commented during the debate that he loves the Sesame StreetŽ character Big Bird but would cut funding to PBS if he had the chance, started a trending topic on Twitter and inspired the creation of several fake Big Bird accounts criticizing his opinion such as @firedBigBird, @firedOscar and more. Commentators did give Obama credit for being more specific about his record and plans while Romney, on the other hand, dodged questions about the details of his economic plans. FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, summarized many of the factual inaccuracies and exaggerations that flew around during the debate. They included: Romney promised to not reduce the taxes paid by high-income AmericansŽ and also to lower taxes on middle-income families" again but gave no specifics of how he could do that without also increasing the deficit. Obama oversold his health care law. He claimed that health care premiums have gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years.Ž Thats true of health care spending, but not premiums. Romney claimed a new board established by the Affordable Care Act is going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have.Ž This is false. The board only recommends cost-saving measures for Medicare, and is legally forbidden to ration care or reduce benefits. Romney accused Obama of doubling the federal deficit. This is false. The annual deficit was already running at $1.2 trillion when Obama took office. Source: Factcheck.org Romney also claimed that halfŽ of the green firms that received grants or loans from Obamas Recovery Act have gone out of businessŽ and noted that a number of them happened to be owned by people who were contributors to your campaigns.Ž In fact, only a tiny percentage of those firms are no longer in operation. When it came to the opinions of the two major political parties, the Democrats characterized Romneys performance as mostly fictional.Ž He launched another round of the same false, already-debunked attacks his tried and true tactic to mislead voters about his plan to double-down on the failed policies of the past,Ž stated an article on the partys website about the debate. The Republican Partys reaction to Obamas performance: It was obvious from President Obamas weak performance that he might be able to make things up on the campaign trail, but his falsehoods dissolve against the truth in the national spotlight.Ž MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow called Obama calmŽ and explanatoryŽ and said Romney was more amped, more assertive.Ž Like many others, she indicated that the debate format was a complete failure. "I personally do not know who won this debate," said Maddow. "I do feel that we saw that this debate format die a very painful death on camera tonight." According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after the debate, 51 percent of voters now have a favorable view of Romney, his highest-ever rating in the race. Obamas rating remained unchanged at 56 percent. Rtgukfgpv"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 Wpeqpxgpvkqpcn"Vtwvj D{""Ft0""Dgnc{""F0 """TgffkemVjg"xcnwg"qh"c"Dncem"nkhg The national support for the victims and the families of those who have been slaughtered by President Bashar Assad's regime is commendable. However, if we believe in the coequality of life, what about the lives of young black men from inner-city neighborhoods here in the United States, where there have been more deaths than in Damascus and southern Syria so far this year. We condemn some tragedies and disregard others, which suggests that a young black life is not respected. Does it have to do with media ratings? On last month, a 15-year-old Arkansas boy by the name of Bobby Moore, Jr., was shot and killed by a police officer. Investigators determined that the officer, who has a history of disciplinary issues with his department, shot Moore while responding to a suspicious person call at an apartment complex. The officer claimed the car Moore was driving was heading toward him, prompting him to fire through its windshield, but according to the chief of police, the car was either moving in reverse or stopped several feet away from the officer when he fired. Why has this story not made national news? If we spend a minute watching any news, we have heard that Drew Peterson, the former Illinois police who gained notoriety after his much younger wife vanished in 2007, was convicted two weeks ago of murdering a previous wife. Certainly we can mourn the death of Kathleen Savio whose life was cut short by a senseless act of violence. Still, the loss of some lives are worth reporting, while others are not. One of the deaths that affected me greatly was the recent murder of 13year-old Ronald Wallace, Jr., who was shot and killed in Brooklyn. The aspiring basketball player was on his way to the store when he was shot in the back. His story never made national headlines. It should be clear to almost all of us by now that in this country there are too many people that view a young black life as valueless. This biasness of death commentary must stop and it must stop now. All lives are valuable, including a young black one. Dr. Reddick is the author of There's No Danger in the Water: Encouraging Black Men To Become Mentors. It will be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Infinity Publishing this fall. You can like him on facebook.com/belay.reddick.9 and follow him on twitter.com/DrBelayDReddick. You can also comment on his blog at riseofcolor.blogspot.com. hurtful as that was a decision I would have liked to have made on my own at the end of the season after consulting with my family, doctors, colleagues and friends, and not be told this by Mr. HartŽ states the affidavit. I felt this was wrong.Ž Jennings lawsuit alleges "unlawful discrimination" after her abrupt departure from the university this spring after 35 years. Right before the beginning of the 2011-2012 season, Summitt revealed that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. She announced her resignation before the end of the season and ended her career in a loss against eventual national champion Baylor in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. Summitt is the all-time winningest coach in college basketball history with a record of 1098 wins and 208 losses. She entered the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. She coached for 38 seasons. 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Around The Area PAGE A-4THE STAROCTOBER 6, 2012 Andrew Jackson Tigers vs First Coast BuccaneersSeptember 14, 2012 The Florida Star cameras were there and caught action of the battle of the unbeatens. In this battle of unbeatens, someone had to walk away with their first loss. The final score wasTigers 14 and Buccaneers 51. Andrew Jackson High School Tigers Cheerleaders Brianna Davis, Jacqui Baines, Nysi Sutton, Brandy Andrews, Daveshia McCloud, Emerald Hickson, Cymetria Wheeler, Daaiyah McCray First Coast High School Buccaneers Cheerleaders Katie Simmons, Kali Poppel, Abby Johnston, Charnissa Jones, Jessica Lloyd, Alexis Grant, Kaltlin Jordan, Liberty Denson. Top Layton Gordon, Taylor Creel, Kaylie Arnold, Braridi Wilknson, Bucky, Tera Kirkland, Arigel Lilly, Ancyria Gadsden, and Domoniqne Jackson First Coast High School Buccaneers First Coast High School Band Andrew Jackson High School Tiger's Color Guard Nicholas Harris, Triston Maine, Leoniquia Adams, and Joshua Luster Andrew Jackson High School Tigers Andrew Jackson High School Tigers Band First Coast High School Buccaneers Band Booster Parents Mary Mchale, Gene Mchale, Rhonda Simmons, A'Breye Simmons, Mark Jacob, Danyell Rowland, Kenneth Joyner, Deborah Bright, Connie Hooper, Bob Dorough, Ed Holden, Kisha Williams, Ellonda B. Dennis, and Earl Dennis

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OCTOBER 6, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-5 t h October 18-21 Prime Osborn Convention Center Food | Fashion | Celebrity Guests Health | Beauty | Lifestyle Meet TERESA GIUDICEfrom The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sunday! www.SouthernWomensShow.comAdvance Tickets Available at Walgreens! Thursday 10am … 7pm | Friday 10am … 8pm Saturday 10am … 8pm| Sunday 11am … 5pmAdults $10 at the Door | Youth (6…12) $5 Under 6 FREE with Paying Adult Vjg"3;93"encuu"qh"Gwigpg"L0"Dwvngt"kpxkvgu"{qw"vq Eqog"lqkp"wu"hqt"qwt"63uv"TgwpkqpEqog"egngdtcvg"ykvj"{qwt"encuuocvgu"htqo"nqpi"ciq0"Vjg"3;93"encuu"qh Gwigpg"L0"Dwvngt"ku"jquvkpi"kvu"63uv"tgwpkqp"qp"Qevqdgt"3;vj"cpf"42vj0 Vjg"encuu"yknn"fq"c"oggv"cpf"itggv"qp"vjg"gxgpkpi"qh"vjg"3;vj"cv"vjg echgvgtkc"cv"8<52"ro"cpf"vjg"fkppgt"fcpeg"qp"vjg"42vj"yknn"dg"cv"vjg Enctkqp"cv"vjg"cktrqtv"cpf"uvctvu"cv"90"Cnn"hqtogt"uvwfgpvu"qh"Gwigpg Dwvngt"ctg"kpxkvgf0"Rncppkpi"oggvkpiu"ctg"gxgt{"Oqpfc{"gxgpkpi."9"ro cv"Gwigpg"Dwvngt0"Hqt"cevkxkvkgu."rtkegu."cpf"tgugtxcvkqpu"eqpvcev Tcejcgn"Dwvvu/OeItkhh"cv";26/756/22350

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR OCTOBER 6, 2012 ENTERTAINMENT REGGAE ROYALTY TO PERFORM IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH!THE WAILERS Join the Florida Surfing Championships' Seawalk Celebration this Saturday Saturday, October 6, 2012 US Surfing Championships Seawalk Pavilion Jacksonville Beach, Florida SHOWTIME: 8:00 PM All Ages Free AdmissionThe Wailers are the most successful reggae band of all time, selling in excess of 250 million albums and playing to an estimated 25 million people worldwide. Not only are they the architects of reggae music, but they are truly the international exportation of Jamaican culture. Through his combination of ska music and Rastafari religion, Bob Marley, together with The Wailers, defined Reggae as a genre and Jamaican culture in a way that no one, before or since, has been able to accomplish. The Wailers are celebrating Jamaicas 50th Anniversary by continuing to spread the message of reggae music. With such classic hits like One Love, Get Up Stand Up, Buffalo Soldier, Redemption Song and Three Little Birds, the Wailers reinforce at each performance why they are the greatest reggae band in the world. Come out and see them perform in Jacksonville Beach! Sing along to your favorite Reggae hits, and enjoy an evening of good music and good entertainment with the Wailers. For more information, visit: http://wailers.com/, https://twitter.com/WAILERS, https://www.facebook.com/wailers Sparkle This Season … Holiday Beauty Prep Tips(Family Features) While looking your best and feeling confident are important throughout the year, its especially crucial during the holiday season, as you gather with loved ones and pose for that annual family photo. Look your best this season using these beauty tips. Keep it fresh. While you may go for bright colors and sparkles in terms of your attire, make sure to keep your makeup freshfaced. If you choose to wear a bright lip color, keep the rest of your makeup neutral. If you go for a neutral lip, feel free to play up the eyes or cheeks. But remember to highlight just one with a bold color … eyes, lips or cheeks … rather than all three. Ensure your makeup stays in place all night by using a primer before applying your liquid or powder foundation and eye shadow. Go for a classic do. Sleek, shiny hair swept back or pulled to one side work well for holiday parties. Deep-condition your hair in advance of the holidays and be sure to schedule a haircut so your locks are easy to manage, no matter how you decide to wear your hair. Keep em fresh and clean. Following that warm mug of hot cocoa, make sure your breath stays fresh. Carrying a toothbrush and toothpaste might not be convenient, but you can stash a Colgate Wisp mini-brush in your purse or pocket. Available in four flavors … MaxFresh Peppermint, MaxFresh Spearmint, Optic White Coolmint and Icy Bubble … this convenient single-use mini-brush is a better alternative than gum or mints, which only temporarily mask bad breath. The liquid-filled bead offers a burst of freshness, with no water or rinsing required, so just brush and go anytime, anywhere. Learn more at www.colgatewisp.com Add some sparkle. The holidays present the perfect occasion for pulling out your fun accessories. Play with color combinations and sparkling jewelry. Start with a bold dress … black will work as well … and play up the accessories by introducing complimentary colors and glittering jewelry. If you wear your hair up, opt for sparkling earrings and a bracelet. If you wear your hair down, pick a statement necklace with a dress and cardigan. Get a manicure. Just as you coordinate your hair, makeup and wardrobe, consider your manicure as well. For bold outfits, opt for a simple manicure with clear nail polish. If instead you wear black or neutral colors, pick out a festive bright red or berry polish. Clutch-Worthy Beauty Tools When packing your evening clutch for a night of holiday celebrations, make sure to keep the following on hand: Pressed powder … Tis the season for taking photos … make sure youre cameraready and shine-free with a compact of pressed powder for quick touch-ups. Bandages … You likely dont wear your dressy shoes every day. Make sure to pack some bandages in case you develop a blister from those fancy heels. Mini toothbrush … Ensure your breath is fresh and clean by packing a mini, single-use toothbrush, such as Colgate Wisp … perfectly sized for clutch purses or pockets for quick use following dinner or drinks. Mini comb … Give your locks a once-over to re-set your style part-way through the evening. Concealer and lipstick … Your makeup shouldnt require any further touchups than a quick concealer and some color to your lips. Photo courtesy of Getty Images (ARA) When it comes to clothes, most guys seek out comfort before style. Rather than shopping for clothing, time is better spent watching the game or enjoying the outdoors. The good news is the allAmerican man can easily look great by building his wardrobe with a couple key pieces that blend both fashion and function. Here are five wardrobe essentials that every American man should have in his closet: Flannel Long gone are the days when flannels were just for lumberjacks; todays mens flannels blend utility and fashion for a comfortable, complementing look. Flannels come in a variety of materials, from rugged wool perfect for outdoor projects on cool fall days, to thinner cotton options that work great for a business-casual work environment. Stocking your closet with a flannel or two adds masculine sophistication to a wardrobe and is perfect for men of all shapes and sizes. Polo shirt Perhaps no shirt is more versatile than the classic polo shirt. The short sleeve, collared shirt provides a timeless look that is appropriate for just about anything from a casual Sunday at home to a meeting at the office to a day at the golf course. Widely available in every color and style of stripes, purchasing one or multiple polo shirts will give you a go-to option for any event. Quality jeans Jeans were made with men in mind they look great, they are durable, and are appropriate to wear year round. Every man should have a good pair of jeans, but that doesnt have to mean spending a bundle. Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. jeans come in popular styles like regular, relaxed, loose, and straight, and are available at Walmart for less than $20. Sewn from premium, heavy-weight denim for exceptional durability, each pair of jeans is detailed with vintage-inspired finishes, reinforced stitching, and metal rivets for long lasting style. White dress shirt A crisp white dress shirt is a versatile piece of clothing that is a closet-essential for men. Wear it tucked in with dress pants for a formal look, or untucked with jeans for a casual yet refined appearance. A quality dress shirt will serve its purpose years, but its important to find the right size. If youre unsure of your measurements, visit a tailor or ask someone at a department store to measure you. It only takes a few minutes and will help you get a shirt that complements your body shape perfectly. Hat A beloved hat is a great way to add a piece of your personality to any outfit. Some men prefer the classic baseball hat with their favorite teams logo. The fedora has recently made a comeback and is a good choice if you want to add a hip element to your wardrobe classic colors like white or brown match anything. Finally, as the weather cools, a knit hat in a rich red or forest green is perfect for staying warm when tackling outdoor projects or on a morning commute. These five basic wardrobe essentials are great for the man who wants to look good by wearing clothes that are comfortable and classic. From denim jeans to a soft flannel, a few new pieces will enhance any mans closet and provide options for any of lifes adventures. MUSIC MUSIC BEAUTY BEAUTY FASHION FASHION The guys guide to clothes: 5 essentials that look good and feel great

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OCTOBER 6, 2012THESTAR Hundreds Turn Out in Montego Bay to Support Rape Victims PAGEA-7 Member of Parliament for Central St. James, Mr. Lloyd B. Smith (left), addresses a large gathering of persons in Sam Sharpe Square, on September 28, who showed public support against violence. Also taking part were: Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting (centre), and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Devon Watkis (right). GRENADA: To showcase the gracious and humble spirit of the Grenadian people as demonstrated to a global audience by Kirani James during the recently concluded 2012 London Olympic Games, the Grenada Board of Tourism has launched a targeted campaign designed to reinforce this key brand message as a point of differentiation for potential visitors. "Since Kirani James' Gold Medal Olympic win and his highly publicized gesture of goodwill toward fellow competitor Oscar Pistorius have elicited such an emotional response from people around the world, we have initiated a campaign to capitalize on the awareness built for Grenada as a result,Ž stated Dr. George Vincent, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture. When he asked to exchange bibs, his magnanimous and unpretentious spirit became reflective not just of his own personality, but that of all Grenadians as genuine, warm and friendly, thereby increasing the appeal of the island as a desirable vacation choice." While the Caribbean region as a whole is known to have some of the worlds most friendly, welcoming people, Kirani James established that this is particularly true of the people of Grenada. To leverage the heightened awareness for this unique selling point generated by his remarkable Olympic conduct, the Grenada Tourism Board has developed a short-term, web-based campaign aimed at turning heightened name recognition into incremental visitors. Entitled, Celebration of Kirani: Celebration of Grenada,Ž the campaign incorporates a specially designed logo featuring Kirani James carrying Grenadas national flag with the tagline, Grenada: Gracious Every Day,Ž which is currently being rolled out in an integrated approach on Grenada Tourisms website, digital advertisements and social media pages. Among the elements included in the campaign are: a Quote of the DayŽ initiative utilizing quotes about Kirani from traditional and social media; an island tour of Kiranis Top 10 things to do and see on Grenada; weekly press releases; social media posts; and a video program featuring footage of Kiranis September 1-3 homecoming. Further supporting the rationale behind the campaign, Kiranis gesture is, in fact, not without precedent: Grenadians have a long history of showing their kind-heartedness to fellow individuals. As recently as 2005, this small island showed how big its heart is when Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry VC; a Grenadian British Army Soldier, was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for saving the lives of members of his unit on not one, but two occasions. To date, he is the youngest recipient and first man to be awarded the Victoria Cross since 1982. In addition, nearly fifty years ago, when the Italian cruise liner, the Bianca C, caught fire and sank, hundreds of Grenadians rushed to the aid of those onboard, feeding, sheltering and clothing them as needed. A statue known as the Christ of the Deep still stands on the Carenage in the town of St. Georges today as an expression of gratitude to Grenadians for their remarkable acts of NEWLEGALYEARBEGINSFOR TRINIDADANDTOBAGO of kindness. Known as the Spice of the Caribbean,Ž Grenada boasts some of the Caribbeans most beautiful beaches, delectable cuisine and spices, a tropical rainforest and a wide range of fun-filled activities such as diving, snorkeling, Grenada Tourism Launches Campaign Around Kirani James Olympic Win By Garfield Angus, Jamaica Information Services JAMAICA:Scores of residents in the parish of St. James, and representatives of civic groups, religious organizations and political parties turned out wearing black on September 28 in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, to show solidarity and support for the five females who were raped by two gunmen in that city on September 24. Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, said the large turnout of persons was "a clear indication that the people of the parish of St. James will not allow what has been happening over the years, and particularly what happened (on September 24)." "We are not here as a show, we are here to say to those who don't want this parish to flourish, the time has come where we will no longer allow them to take charge of this parish, and deprive us of the freedom of the spirit of Sam Sharpe and Marcus Garvey to live on in this parish. Stop it now," the Mayor told the gathering. Member of Parliament for Central St. James, Mr. Lloyd B. Smith, while imploring the residents to be calm in their calls for swift justice and allow the formal system to work said, "we need new legislation to ensure that these brutish beasts are put away forever." "We cannot afford to reach a stage in this country where our women become mere animals to be brutalised. I give my full support to the police, I know they are going to do a very good job, let them finish the job. We don't have to go the route of vigilante justice, because some of you might end up being the victims as well. Let the police do their work," Mr. Smith urged. For her part, reigning Miss Festival Queen for St. James, Rochelle-Lee Fagan, said the wide cross-section of persons who rallied for the public support of the rape victims and for an end to violence, showed that "we are unified in the parish of St. James, and we are prepared to stand up and to make our voices heard, and to do what is necessary for the parish to advance." "Am I to live in fear? No, we are all here today, to say wi nuh fraid a unu. Wi nuh fraid [we are not afraid of you]. We are out here because we are not afraid. Put down the gun, put down the knife, stop attacking women, children, everybody, old and the disabled," she said, while urging young men to leave crime and seek training and employment opportunities. Co-ordinator for the Victim Support Unit in the parish, Debbian Dalley, called on men to be good fathers and for "women to stand up and for right and justice. Fathers, be men of St. James, be men of the world, let us live right for our children." Meanwhile, Head of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), Superintendent Gladys Brown, told the gathering that the police are working diligently to bring the criminals to justice speedily. "We are here to ensure that the job is completed before we go back to Kingston, and to let you know that we don't want you to do anything that will cause you to be in trouble with us. Leave everything to us we have everything under control. Justice must be done, but it must be manifestly and fairly done, and we don't want anybody to take matters in their hands," she said. Support for the initiative also came from the Child Development Agency (CDA), the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, and the recently formed group, the Coalition Against Sexual Violence. hiking, fishing and sailing. Romantic, natural and authentic, all of natures best gifts can be found in Grenada. Grenada is a proud member of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP). The Trinidad and Tobago legal year officially opened last week with all the pomp and pageantry that is expected of the former British colony. A church service was the main part of the festivities which included a brief march. Pictures is Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar surrounded by Justices of Trinidad and Tobago and clergy. Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting (left), along with Convenor of the Coalition Against Sexual Violence, Donaree Muirhead (2nd left), and Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris (3rd left), listen as reigning Miss St. James Festival Queen, Rochelle-Lee Fagan, addresses the large crowd gathered at Sam Sharpe Square, in St. James, on September 28, to show their support for an end to violence.

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PAGE A-8THE STAR OCTOBER 6, 2012 t h October 18-21 Prime Osborn Convention Center Food | Fashion | Celebrity Guests Health | Beauty | Lifestyle Meet TERESA GIUDICEfrom The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sunday! www.SouthernWomensShow.comAdvance Tickets Available at Walgreens! Thursday 10am … 7pm | Friday 10am … 8pm Saturday 10am … 8pm| Sunday 11am … 5pmAdults $10 at the Door | Youth (6…12) $5 Under 6 FREE with Paying Adult

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 JACKSONVILLE, FL On Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012 the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institutes (CBCI) in partnership with SEIU hosted its Vote Ready voter protection event at the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office (Gallery Town Center). There, members of the Jacksonville community registered to vote, confirmed their voter registration status, learned about changes to Floridas voter laws and heard from elected officials on the importance of voting in the upcoming election. The CBCIs Vote Ready event featured Congresswoman Corrine Brown (FL-03), Mayor Alvin Brown, Florida State Senator Audrey Gibson, Florida State Representative Mia Jones, Michael Eric Dyson, Marcia Dyson, Betty Wright, the Katz Downstairz band, Tori Robinson, Maurice Griffin and T-Roy along with other prominent community leaders and entertainers. There are people trying to stop us from getting out the vote, said Rep. Corrine Brown, a Member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Everybody has to do their part and everybody has a role to play in this fight. If youre not registered, youre not even in the game. This is your chance to get registered and celebrate us making sure our voices are heard in this election. Rep. Brown has organized numerous voter education events and has been one of the most outspoken voices against efforts to purge Floridas voters and to changes in Floridas voting rules that may disenfranchise thousands of minorities, young people and the elderly in her community. I am extremely disappointed with what is going on in Florida, but we will not let this stand, said Rep. Brown. We will keep fighting for all our citizens right to vote and well keep registering people while we do. The Congressional Black Caucus Institute, incorporated in 2000, is a non-profit, non-partisan, social purpose organization operating under the IRS designation of 501 (c)(4). Over the past 12 years, the CBC Institute has played a pivotal role in training the next generation of political leaders and providing voters with relevant information regarding issues in their communities. For more information, please visit www.CBCInstitute.org. Photos: Frank M. Powell III The Dazzling Diamonds Senior Dancers and Congresswoman Corrine Brown Dr Michael Eric Dyson, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Monica Isom, and Ken Jefferson Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Dr Michael Eric Dyson Angela Rye, The Congressional Black Caucus Institute in partnership with SEIU featuring the Honorable Corrine Brown (FL-09) and other elected officials. Tanya Joyel Wiley Spoken Word Ministries Sabrina Belton, and Kimberly Daniels, Councilwoman At Large, Group 1 Florida Senator Bill Nelson and Von Alexander. Rhonda Peoples-Waters, candidate for County Judge Group 12 Congresswoman Corrine Brown Brenda Priestly Jackson,candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court DJ Doctor Doom Reginald L. Brown City Council District 10 Audrey L. Gibson, Florida State Senator Senate District 9. Elder Lee Harris, Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Dr Michael Eric Dyson, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Pastor R. L. Gundy, President of The State of Florida Southern Christian Leadership Conference SCLC, and Pastor of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. Dr Michael Eric Dyson, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Glenel Bowden. Joann Manning, Senator Bill Nelson and Jacksonville Job Corps students. CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS POLITICAL EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SEIU HOSTS VOTER PROTECTION EVENT IN JACKSONVILLE, FL

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Kevin Hart, this Friday, October 12, 2012, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.633.6110 for more information. National child safety program provides free FBI quality fingerprints and photographs for children The free child safety fair will be inside the showroom at the Cadillac of Orange Park auto dealership on Friday, October 12th from 37PM and Saturday, October 13th from 10AM-4PM. The management and staff of C. L. PAGE MORTUARY proudly announce the recent addition of a crematorium to our facility.We cordially invite you, our civic leaders, political leaders and your guests to join us in this historical event for our open-house on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 12 Noon until 5:00 PM. The American Beach Property Owners Association Inc. is having a huge community garage sale Saturday, October 13 from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Furniture, house ware, clothes, shoes, etc. will be available for sale. Please no Early Birds. Look for the signs on the entrances at Lewis, Julia and Burney Road off of A1A. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2THE STAR OCTOBER 6, 2012 *****/Community Activities Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group from October 2 through Oct. 10 to Nov. 7 at Westside Church of Christ at 23 W 8th St. in Jacksonville. The group meets from 7-8 p.m.For more information, contact the local office at 904-279-1677. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents City of DreamsŽ October 5-27, 2012, opening Reception First Friday October 5, 5:00 … 8:00 p.m.WednesdaysFridays 9:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. … 2:00 p.m., or by appointment. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. Call 2626934, or visit goldenislesarts.org. FLORIDA BLACK EXPO, on Saturday, October 06, 2012, at Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.4000 for more information. GOSPEL BEST COMPETITION, thisSaturda,y October 06, 2012, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.4000. EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE HOMECOMING RESTORE THE ROARŽ From Saturday, October 6thOctober 14. The Jacksonville Chapter of the National Alumni Association of Edward Waters College Monthly Alumni Meeting will be cancelled for the month of October, but cordially invite all alumni and friends of the college to join us for Homecoming 2012Ž activities during the week of October 8th … 14th. For a schedule of activities, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (904) 470-8278. REGGAE ON THE RIVER, onSunday, October 07, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for additional information. Musician's Monday, 1904 Music Hall, this Monday, October 08, 2012, 19 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Art With A Heart in Heathcare Exhibition, onTuesday, October 09, 2012, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.366.6911 for all information. DOWNTOWN OPERATIONS MEETING, thisWednesday, October 10, 2012, at Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.2665 forn additional information. Join the JACKSONVILLE ALUMNAE CHAPTER, DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC in conjunction with the University Club of Jacksonville. This will happen on Friday, October 12, 2012, from 4:30-7:00 pm., 1301 Riverplace Blvd., 27th floor. Auction/Entrance fee $10.Cocktails for a cause. by: KAREN E. FIELDS and BARBARA J. FIELDS The Soul of Inequality in American LifeWhen Barack Obama won the presidential election nearly four years ago, his victory was said to mark the dawn of a post-racialŽ America. And yet as we approached the end of his first term, Trayvon Martins murder at the hands of George Zimmerman galvanized the right wing of the country, spurring waves of racist commentary and violent partisan debate. Post-racial, indeed. Sisters Karen Fields and Barbara Fields tackle the myth of the post-racial era in their incisive and daring Racecraft, a detailed new work intended to fundamentally reorient how we consider the basic social geography of American life. Racecrafts central metaphor is that race functions in America today similarly to the way in which witchcraft once operated: formally, society agrees that race may be an illusion and that racism is bad, yet it continues to exert a witchcraft-like influence over everything we do, structuring so many of our every day experiences. Habitually deploying the word raceŽ as shorthand for any number of social concepts or physical characteristics, Americans lack both the language and the theoretical framework with which to understand racism as it truly manifests. Often, the sisters point out, racecraft obscures pressing social issues by transforming them into questions of black and white. As recent Census Bureau data belies, the conflict between the ultra-rich and poor has become more pressing than racial tension and friction between immigrants and native-born Americans. Why then, the sisters ask, have we cloaked the stratification of class in our country so effectively? How has racecraft bewitched us to speak of inequality only under the well-tread terms of prejudice and ethnicity? Approaching this complex topic with ingenuity and wit, the authors expand their theory through a series of collaborative essays approaching history„and thus, racecraft„not as a linear subject, but as one that circuits and overlaps repeatedly. From highlighting flash-points in the American narrative, they move to a deconstruction of the common metaphors most often deployed in the discussion of race; the volume also includes a revisiting of the great anthropologist E.E. Evans-Prichard and an imagined conversation between the French sociologist Emile Durkheim and W.E.B. Dubois. Grounded by Karen Fields and Barbara Fields accomplishments in their respective fields of history and sociology, Racecraft is a transdisciplinary feat, posed to dramatically alter the conversation about race, inequality and class.Distinct from race and racism, racecraft does not refer to groups or to ideas about groups traits, however odd both may appear in close-up. It refers instead to mental terrain and to pervasive belief. Like physical terrain, racecraft exists objectively; it has topographical features that Americans regularly navigate, and we cannot readily stop traversing it. Unlike physical terrain, racecraft originates not in nature but in human action and imagination; it can exist in no other way. The action and imagining are collective yet individual, day-to-day yet historical, and consequential even though nested in mundane routine. The action and imagining emerge as part of moment-tomoment practicality, that is, thinking about and executing every purpose under the sun. Do not look for racecraft, therefore, only where it might be said to belong.Ž Finally, racecraft is not a euphemistic substitute for racism. It is a kind of fingerprint evidence that racism has been on the scene. Our term racecraft invokes witchcraft, though not for the reason that may come first to mind. We regard neither witchcraft nor racecraft as just mischievous superstition, nothing more,Ž a position [economist Glenn C. Loury] Loury has rightly dismissed as of little interest. Far from denying the rationality of those who have accepted either belief as truth about the world, we assume it. We are interested in the processes of reasoning that manage to make both plausible. Witchcraft and racecraft are imagined, acted upon, and re-imagined, the action and imagining inextricably intertwined. The outcome is a belief that presents itself to the mind and imagination as a vivid truth.Ž So wrote W. E. H. Lecky, a British scholar of Europes past who, looking back from the nineteenth century, tried to understand how very smart people managed for a very long time to believe in witchcraft. He warned that it takes a strong effort of the imagination ƒ [to] realise the position of the defenders of the belief.Ž To realise,Ž in his sense, is to picture a bygone real world of normally constituted people who accepted, as obviously true, notions that the real world of ones own present dismisses as obviously false. What if we Americans applied that strong effortŽ to our present? Only if we imagined racecraft as a thing in itself worth scrutiny might we imagine ourselves outside or beyond the belief. It is impossible to understand what postracialŽ might be without first understanding more profoundly than we do at present just what racialŽ is. Racecraft Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area How to Reinvent Yourself at Any Age (StatePoint) With the technological and cultural landscape in flux, many professional fields are undergoing rapid changes. Continually challenging yourself can help you achieve success, keeping you relevant as your chosen profession moves with the times. Long gone are the days when most Americans start a job and toil at the same workplace -or even in the same profession -until they receive that gold watch on retirement day. More Americans are now striving to live a life like that of Warren Adler, a selfmade novelist and founder of a new business at the not-so-old age of 84. For Adler and others like him, life is about embracing whats new and jumping into new challenges. Back in the days following World War II, he was a reporter for the Armed Forces Press Service, covering the Truman White House. He then launched the Washington Dossier magazine with his wife and son, started a public relations firm and then, mid-career, became a successful novelist at the age of 45. Fast-forward almost 40 years to 2012, and he has 33 books under his belt and is the successful founder of a publishing company that is a leader in embracing the electronic book revolution. In 2011, his company, Stonehouse Productions, released five e-books simultaneously in an exclusive with Amazon. No matter the profession, industry leaders are the ones who can foresee future game changers and are willing to reinvent themselves at different points in their careers. Its all about being able to see around corners. And those who remain rooted in tradition may struggle. New technologies have left little room for old business models -and workers who dont embrace new ways -to succeed. If the publishing world did not see the move to cyberspace coming they were fools and are now paying the price,Ž says Adler, who authored the classic The War of the Roses,Ž amongst other books that have gone on to become major Hollywood movies and television programs. I predicted when I first introduced the Sony Reader in 2007 that the number of stores selling printed books would shrink in years to come.Ž Adlers personal tale illustrates it is possible to make regular creative contributions to ones field while helping to shape its direction. Such juggling, he says, is necessary in businesses growing ever more competitive because of the Internet. With over 50,000 books published weekly in America, even renowned authors are facing steep competition. The Serpents Bite,Ž Adlers newest thriller about family dysfunction, will need to stand out if it is to get discovered. Readers can learn more about the new book at www.WarrenAdler.com. He also has free downloads of his entire blacklist available at the site. It is hard to get heard and discovered amid less shelf space, short promotional spans and an avalanche of competition on the Internet,Ž he says. If you want to get noticed, bang the drum as loud as you can.Ž Whether youre starting a new business or reinventing an old one, survival today means taking exponential leaps, making a splash and staying ahead of trends.

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OCTOBER, 2012 THESTAR THEWOMANBEHINDTHEWORSHIP: PASTORALPIONEER BRENDAIGLEHART REVEALS HER STORY ASSHEWENTFROMYOUNGEST ORDAINED FEMALE MINISTER OF HER TIME, TO FIRSTFEMALETOPASTORHISTORICCHURCHINOURTIME A few weeks ago, members of The Florida and Georgia Star were live atSt Simons Island First African Baptist Chuch to witness history, when Pastor Brenda Inglehart became the first female leader of the ministry which has served as a pillar of the community for over a century. We are pleased to provide you with an exclusive interview of this remarkable woman who is pleased to call Brunswick home as she focuses on recruiting souls for her Heavenly home. Rev. Brenda Igleheart continues to be a pacesetter in ministry. She is the first female to sit as Pastor of the historic St. Simons First African Baptist Church.By ARTHIA NIXON Photo:ANGELA FAVORS-MORRELL Having accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age, it seemed only natural for Brenda Iglehart to be a third generation minister of the Gospel. At 19, she was the youngest licensed evangelist in the Texas southwest jurisdiction. Now some 44, years later, Rev. Brenda Iglehart, B.A., M.A., MDiv. is a trailblazing pastor, evangelist and ministry consultant who is proud to show her passion for her Christ. Rev. Brenda is truly a pastoral pioneer. She was the second African American female clergywoman to be ordained Elder in the South Georgia Conference. She subsequently became the first South Georgia Black Clergywoman to chair a conference committee, be an elected delegate to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, serve on the national board of directors of the United Methodist Development Fund, be appointed as Associate Director of the Conference Office of Connectional Ministries and write Sunday School commentary as a columnist for the Wesleyan Christian Advocate of Georgia. In 2005 she became the 46th pastor and first female appointed to lead the historic Speedwell United Methodist Church of Savannah. I originally came here [Glynn County] as a part of the Methodist community, said Rev. Brenda. I just fell in love with the area and thought that this was the place that I would retire. But, I havent quite retired when it comes to ministry it seems. Now, shes ventured a bit further south and is now the first female to pastor the First African Baptist Church of St Simons Island, which has been a beacon in the community for over 150 years. The church was founded by slaves in 1859 and was the first place they were allowed to worship on the island. Is she a little intimidated coming into such a traditional and established ministry? Not at all, she says with her signature contagious smile. Its not quite new territory for me to come into a ministry as a pastor. Someone told me that women tend to pastor a little differently and that we add in a little nurturing and maternal touch. Even though every woman is different, I agree that you have to have a love for people, especially if you are a pastor. While feeding the spirit, Pastor Brenda is also looking at feeding the body literally. She is also focused on getting the African-American congregation aware of health issues and plans to face them with preventative measures by encouraging healthy lifestyles. Another thing she plans to focus on is the justice aspect of the community to make certain that Pastor Brenda is also looking at feeding the body literally. She is also focused on getting the AfricanAmerican congregation aware of health issues and plans to face them with preventative measures by encouraging healthy lifestyles. Another thing she plans to focus on is the justice aspect of the community to make certain that her congregation is politically savvy to know their rights, go out and vote and understand the importance of addressing community issues. It is a holistic approach, she admits. Its not just about the Spirit. We cant just focus on our vertical relationship with the Lord and not fulfill our mandate with being our brothers and sisters keeper in the community. We are a church of new beginnings like our motto states, noted Pastor Brenda. Im not all about out with the old in with the new. This is a distinctive church and we are tying in the church of yesterday with traditional flavor, by adding a contemporary edge. We are also a missions congregation so you will see us in the community and we are certainly going to be redefining and carry out our four-fold mission which includes edifying the body of Christ, exalting, evangelizing and empowering. Located on Frederica Road, St Simons First African Church is described as a beautiful two story, frame, front gable building with asbestos shingle siding, round arch windows, and an off center, pyramidal roof steeple was built in 1869 by former slaves of the St. Simons plantations. The congregation itself organized ten years earlier. Once a year during the service, someone reads the entire history of the Church.

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-4 Bengals Defense Stifles Jaguars Running Game In 27-10 Win VALDOSTA, Ga. Valdosta State rushed for 352 yards and tied a school record with seven rushing touchdowns as the Blazers defeated Edward Waters 58-10 in nonconference football action at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium Saturday evening. The win improved VSU to 3-2 while Edward Waters fell to 2-3. The Tigers have an open date this week. Tigers' QB Brandon Turman was 5 of 4 for 76 yards and two interceptions. He also ran for 38 yards. Phillip Teamer rushed for 77 yards on 12 carries. Tony Goodman led the EWC defense with 11 tackles. The 352 rushing yards marked the second-highest total in Valdosta State history, behind the 391 put up by the Blazers against Arkansas Tech on Sept. 25, 1999. VSU also passed for 183 yards in the game and forced six EWC turnovers. Valdosta State scored on five of its six first half possessions to build a 31-10 halftime lead. The Blazers wasted little time in getting on the board as they took the opening kickoff and marched 71 yards on 10 plays to score a touchdown on a five-yard touchdown run by Cedric O'Neal. After Edward Waters got a 34-yard field goal from Jerry Martin to cut the Blazer lead to 7-3 on its opening drive, VSU again found the end zone as Cayden Cochran scored on a one-yard touchdown run. Meanwhile, after a the Blazers recovered a Tiger fumble on the EWC 31, Regginald Lewis scored on a 21-yard run as time expired in the first quarter to give VSU a 21-3 advantage. Daniel Andersen added a 30-yard field goal with 8:41 to go in the second quarter before Edward Waters turned a botched punt by the Blazers into a 34-yard touchdown pass from Turman to Suwayne Hylton. VSU closed out the first half scoring with a 12-yard Cochran to Seantavious Jones touchdown pass with 1:36 remaining in the second quarter. The Blazers dominated the second half as they scored four rushing touchdowns, by four different players, while holding the Tigers to just 12 yards of total offense in the half. Cochran added a second rushing touchdown less than four minutes into the third quarter while back-up quarterback Graham Craig scored on a one-yard run later in the third. Fellow quarterback Justin Roberts added a one-yard rushing touchdown in fourth quarter while R.J. Davis scored on a 17-yard run three minutes later to close out the scoring. Twelve different Blazers registered a carry in the game, led by Austin Scott, who rushed 10 times for a teamhigh 97 yards. O'Neal added 71 yards on 10 carries while Cochran tallied five carries for 70 yards while also completing 10-of-14 passes for 173 yards and one score. Regginald Lewis led the receivers with six catches for 99 yards while Edwin Thermidor had team-high five tackles, including a sack that forced a fumble. By FRED WITT Florida Sports Wire The Cincinnati Bengals handed the Jacksonville Jaguars a 2710 defeat Sunday at EverBank Field for their third consecutive win. The Jaguars fell to 1-3. "We let the game get out of hand late," said Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey. "We have to learn how to make plays, not just defensively, but in all phases." Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert finished 23-of-34 for 186 yards and a touchdown, a two-yard pass to Marcedes Lewis. "Its about consistency," Gabbert told the media after Sunday's loss. "We need to sustain momentum and drives. That's something we will work on and get better." Running back Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 38 rushing yards on 13 carries, and had five catches for 42 yards. Rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon caught a careerhigh six passes for 48 yards for Jacksonville. Josh Scobee kicked a 21-yard field goal to cut Cincinnati's margin to 17-10. The Jaguars trailed 17-7 at halftime. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton threw for two touchdowns and scored another on the ground as he completed 20-of-31 passes for 244 yards. Former Georgia Bulldog A.J. Green caught six passes for 117 yards and scored a touchdown in his third consecutive game. Chris Pressley also caught a touchdown pass. Mike Nugent converted on both of his field goals. Gabbert was sacked six times against Cincinnati Bengals. "Obviously, we have to do better," center Brad Meester said. "As an offensive line, we take that on our shoulders, obviously. We have to do a better job protecting." The Jaguars were coming off a win over the Colts. Jacksonville still lead the all-time series, 118, but now has lost the last three meetings. TAYLOR HONORED AT HALFTIME The club placed running back Fred Taylor in their Pride Of The Jaguars on Sunday. Introduced by team owner Shad Kahn, Taylor finished his 13-year career with COLLEGESPORTS: Valdosta State Ties School TD Record In Win Over EWC Tigers Angel Earns WNBA Peak Performer Honor as League's Scoring Champion Its official! Fred Taylor was inducted into the Pride of Jaguars, Ring of Honor. Taylor will become the second former Jaguars player to be inducted into the Pride, following former offensive lineman and the first overall draft pick in franchise history. Taylor played locally from 1998 to 2008 before joining the Patriots. Pictured is Tony Hill, Thomas Jimenez and Fred Taylor. 11,695 rushing yards (11,271 with the Jaguars alone) putting him at 15th All-Time in NFL history. Taylor was drafted by the Jaguars out of Florida with the ninth overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. Khan told the crowd on Sunday, "Fred Taylor is everything you'd want in a football player and a human being." In the Jaguars' 17year history, Taylor becomes the second player to receive the honor, joining five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tony Boselli. The Jaguars' former owner, Wayne Weaver, and his wife Delores also have been named to the Pride. "Thanks for believing in the team and this city," Taylor told Khan during the ceremony. ROBINSON SUFFERS HEAD INJURY Wide receiver Laurent Robinson left Sunday's game against Bengals after making his only reception of the game. Mularkey said he has been placed in the team's concussion program. "We'll monitor him this week," Mularkey said on Monday. "But that's obviously two weeks in a row, so it's a little more of a concern this time." It would be his third concussion overall this season including one he suffered during camp. Robinson has caught nine passes for 134 yards through four games this season including the 19yarder on Sunday. In another injury update Mularkey said there is a chance linebacker Daryl Smith could return following the Jaguars' bye on Oct. 14. A groin injury has kept him out since early in the preseason. UP NEXT Mike Tice, offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, returns to Jacksonville Sunday when the Jaguars host the Bears at 4:05 p.m. Tice, 52, joined the Bears in January 2010 after spending three years with the Jaguars as an assistant head coach under Jack Del Rio. Bears' coach Lovie Smith replaced Mike Martz by promoting Tice, their former offensive line coach. The team lost two line starters in 2011, yet the Bears rushed for more than 2,000 yards for just the second time since 1990. Interception returns by Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs helped the Bears (3-1) defeat the Cowboys 34-18 Monday night in Dallas. Photos by Laurence Greene Florida/Georgia Star FREDTAYLORGETSTOPJAGHONORS The Atlanta Dreams Angel McCoughtry was honored with a 2012 WNBA Peak Performer Award for leading the league in scoring, the WNBA announced Monday. McCoughtry, who also led the league in steals, is the first member of the Dream to lead the league in scoring. The WNBA presents the Peak Performer awards annually to the players who lead the league in scoring, rebounding and assists during the regular season. Each player will receive a trophy crafted by Tiffany in honor of her accomplishments. McCoughtry earned her first Peak Performer award for scoring after averaging 21.4 points per game in 2012. The four-year veteran averaged more than 20 points per game for the third straight year and shot 45 percent from the floor. The Louisville product scored 20 or more points in 18 of her 24 games this season, including a season-high 33 against Chicago on June 2. Her career average of 19.0 points per game ranks her fourth all-time in the league. McCoughtry was the runner-up in the scoring race last year when she averaged 21.6 points, losing the title to Phoenixs Diana Taurasi by less than a tenth of a point. This season, she outdistanced the Mercurys DeWanna Bonner, who was second with an average of 20.6 points per game.

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Man Arrested for AttemptedMurderA man was arrested for attempted murder, one day after he was served with a temporary injunction for protection against domestic violence by the victim, who was his girlfriend. Police dispatched to a specific address in reference to a battery in progress. The son of the victim said that Arnold Knight, 46, struck her mother with a crow bar or other metal object. Knight had already disappeared from the scene by the time the police came. Upon arrival the victim was inside the residence lying on thee couch with blood upon her face and head. She was said to have wounds on her head and face where both her eyes were swollen shut. She was transported by a helicopter to a hospital, where she would receive medical treatment. Contact was made with the son, who stated that he was leaving for school when he opened the front door and saw his mother lying on the ground. She was lying near the rear passenger side of the vehicle gasping as she was breathing and Knight was standing on the other side of the vehicle holding an object in his hand. The victims son stated that the object looked dark and metal possibly being a crow bar. Knight asked him, What do you want?Ž He was scared and ran into the home, locked the door, and woke his sister up. He then called 911. The son and daughter of the victim said that their mother and Knight had been in a relationship since June or July of this year. Knight moved in shortly after and has been living with them for the past several months. They also told police Knight was currently on probation in Alabama for possession of marijuana and attempted murder of his ex-girlfriends child, who he shot with a gun. Police contacted the victim at the hospital. She said that she went to her vehicle as she normally does in the morning to get ready to take her son to school. As she walked towards her vehicle, she heard the trash can move behind her. When she turned around and saw Knight, she ran around the vehicle and Knight went after her to strick her in the head with an unknown object. She lost consciousness during the attack and later woke up after it was done. A week before the incident, a judge signed a temporary injunction for protection against domestic violence so that there would be no contact between Knight and the victim, according to reports. Police searched the area near the crime scene and a steel pipe, approximately 12 to 16 inches, was found in a drainage ditch. The pipe was tested and showed a positive presumptive test for the presence of blood. When Knight was arrested and questioned, he said he did not use a crow bar. Knight was charged with felony attempted murder. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star OCTOBER 06, 2012THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Man gets Life After Threatening to Kill Girlfriend A man was sentenced to life for threatening to kill his girlfriend. 35-year-old Timothy Emanuel Green was said to have broken into an apartment in search for his girlfriend. He could not find her and threatened his girlfriends sister with a handgun before he left. Green soon came back to the apartment and looked for his girlfriend again. He found her hiding in the closet and tried to strangle her. He then threatened to kill her if she didnt tell him where she was earlier in the evening. Green was arrested and charged with two counts of armed burglary with assault or battery, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of battery. According to reports, Green is a convicted felon and was released from prison in October 2009 after serving ten years for armed robbery. Timothy Green Arnold Knight

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C&J 2THE STAROCTOBER 06, 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. Anywhere, Anyone € Most local and state criminal codes don't define "carjacking." It's reported as either auto theft or armed robbery. This means that no solid statistics exist on time, place, and victims. € Though carjackings can occur anytime, a sizable share appear to take place during the late night hours. € Carjacking isn't just a problem in large cities it happens in suburbs, small towns, and rural areas. € Carjackers look for opportunity. They don't choose victims by sex, race, or age. Golden opportunities: what do carjackers look for? € Intersections controlled by stop lights or signs. €Garages and parking lots for mass transit, shopping malls, and grocery stores. € Self-serve gas stations and car washes. € ATMs (automated teller machines). € Residential driveways and streets as people get into and out of cars. € Highway exit and entry ramps, or anyplace else that drivers slow down or stop. Reduce Your Risk Getting In € Walk with purpose and stay alert. € Approach your car with the key in hand. Look around and inside the car before getting in. € Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers. € Trust your instincts if something makes you feel uneasy, get into the car quickly, lock the doors, and drive away. On the Road € Keep your doors locked and windows rolled up (at least part-way, if it's hot and you don't have air conditioning), no matter how short the distance or how safe the neighborhood. € When you're coming to a stop, leave enough room to maneuver around other cars, especially if you sense trouble and need to get away. € Drive in the center lane to make it harder for would-be carjackers to approach the car. € Avoid driving alone. Go with someone whenever possible, especially at night. € Don't stop to assist a stranger whose car is broken down. Help instead by driving to the nearest phone and calling police to help. Getting Out € Park in well-lighted areas, near sidewalks or walkways. Avoid parking near dumpsters, woods, large vans or trucks, or anything else that limits your visibility. € Never leave valuables in plain view, even if the car is locked. € Put them in the trunk or out of sight. € Try to park in a garage with an attendant. Leave only the ignition key, with no identification. € Even if you're rushed, look around before you get out and stay alert to the surroundings. Your Safety Homeless Man and Juvenile Brutally Beat Another Man A man and a juvenile, both homeless, were arrested for inflicting severe injuries to another homeless man. Police received a call from employees of a nearby Race Trac who said a 48 year old man stumbled into their gas station at 2 a.m. and appeared to have been severely beaten and was bleeding. The victim said he was beaten by Lee Edward Allen Hill, 43, and Damian Paul Griffin, 14, who is Hills stepson. The victim was transported to a hospital and doctors said that he had broken facial bones and was bleeding into his brain. Due to the severity of the injuries, the victim was transported to a different hospital for specialized treatment and surgeries. Deputies responded to the underside of a bridge of where the attack was said to have occurred and met with Hill, Griffin, and the boys mother, Tammy Griffin. All three were transported to the District Office to be interviewed. Tammy Griffin said there was an argument between the two men and the boy, so she left to get some beer and get some of her belongings from a nearby homeless area. She said when she returned, Hill and her son walked out from under the bridge with blood on them. The two told her they fought with the victim and he left. The victim was punched, hit and kicked in the rib area and face causing the severe injuries. Hill and Griffin were arrested and taken to jail. They were charged with felony aggravated battery. Hill remains in jail on no bond while Griffin, a juvenile, was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice. CarjackingStealing a car by force has captured headlines across the country. Statistically your chances of being a carjacking victim are very slim, and prevention actions can reduce the risk even more. Why is Carjacking a Problem? € It's a crime of opportunity a thief searching for the most vulnerable prey. Sometimes it's the first step in another crime. € For some young people, carjacking may be a rite of passage, a status symbol, or just a thrill. € Cars, especially luxury ones, provide quick cash for drug users and other criminals. € More teens and adults commit crimes of violence than ever before.

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Man Facing Cocaine Charge Caught with Cocaine in Court Aurora, ILAlex Robinson, 37, was due in court for a probation hearing on a cocaine deliver charge from 2006. Robinson was at the security checkpoint and when the metal detector sounded, he was told to step back and empty his pockets. He placed a bag containing three grams of cocaine into a bin to be scanned. He then tried to leave, but was arrested. Robinson was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. In 2006, he was charged with delivery of cocaine and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and two years of probation. In 2011, he was arrested again for violating his probation. Teen Murders Mother and Dumps Body in Dumpster Bronx, NY16-year-old Darwin Jackson allegedly shot his mother and tossed her body in a dumpster. Her body was found by the buildings superintendent who called police. Jackson had a little sister who was often seen with the mother, but people said that Jackson and his mother did not have a good relationship. A trail of blood was found from the apartment to the dumpster and surveillance video showed Jackson dragging his mothers body. Jackson admitted later that he fired a shot at his mothers head and then hit her with a baseball bat because of all the arguments they have been through for him frequently being out late at night. There was no sign of remorse or emotion from Jackson. He was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter and weapons possession. OCTOBER06, 2012THE STARC&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Server at Chilis Steals Card Numbers from Customers A server at Chilis was arrested after stealing bank card numbers from customers and going on a shopping spree. 34-year-old Niquarus O. Rawls stole bank card numbers of several customers at a Chilis restaurant where he was employed as a server. Rawls took the stolen card numbers to a sporting goods store and gave the card numbers to acquaintance and store employee, 26-year-old Shaira Garcia. Garcia manually keyed in the card numbers and allowed Rawls to make several large purchases. Rawls and Garcia completed a total of seventeen transactions beginning in late April and continuing over a four-week period. The amount of merchandise and gift cards taken from the store using the stolen card numbers was $24,000.72. Police are still investigating and looking to see whether a couple of Walmart employees were involved Rawls was arrested and charged with organized fraud and grand theft. Garcia was arrested as well. Rawls was later released on $7,000 bond. Woman Faces Child Neglect and Drug Charges A woman was arrested after leaving her children to see her boyfriend. At about 1 a.m., a concerned neighbor reported hearing a child crying in a nearby front yard. The neighbor had tried to find a responsible adult without success. When deputies responded, they discovered a 4-year-old crying boy outside and a 5-year-old boy sleeping in the house. When no adults could be found, deputies tracked down 23-year-old Ykevia Joness cell phone number and called her. She initially claimed over the phone that she had just run to the store for a moment. Later, she arrived at the house and admitted to deputies that she had been visiting a boyfriend. She wasnt planning on being gone long, so she had left the children asleep and unattended. Deputies also found a small amount of marijuana in Joness car. Jones was charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified, and the children were turned over to Joness mother. Man and His Dog Both Attack Police, Dog Shot and Killed Mesa, AZSamkeith Jurden was reportedly seen at a Target store wearing nothing but a swimsuit and black socks, sitting in the middle of an aisle. He was also with his pit bull without a leash and was on the phone trying to get his grandmother to pray for him. When police arrived, Jurden immediately started to fight with the officers when he was told he was under arrest. He then bit the cop on the arm and tried to run away, but was caught immediately. As Jurden got in a scuffle with the officers and fighting them, his dog bit the arm of the officer that was on Jurden. The dog was shot and killed. Jurden was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, and one count each of resisting arrest, assault by a "vicious animal," disorderly conduct, and criminal trespassing. His is being held on $5,600. Man Accidentally Sends Sex Text to all Contacts 24-year-old swimming coach Craig Evans decided to send a very personal text to his lover, but accidentally sent it to every contact in his phonebook. The text message was also sent to two young schoolgirls, ages 13 and 14. The message was an invitation to his girlfriend asking her if she would like to have sex with him. Even family members received the message. Evans was arrested and charged with causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Later, the judge let Evans go given the unusual circumstances.Ž Ykevia Jones Niquarus Rawls

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C&J 4THE STAROCTOBER 06, 2012 Community Update Community Update 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: Myra Raquel Culliver Age: 15 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 8/30/12 Name: Artrevia L. Williams Age: 17 Weight: 200 lbs Last seen: 5/07/12 Name: Demetrious Land Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 9/20/12 Name: Nacoyia Shanyia Owens Harris Age: 17 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 5/24/12 Name: Raven Minor Age: 15 Weight: 240 lbs Last seen: 5/28/12MOSTWANTED Stabbing Suspect Police responded to an address in reference to a stabbing. The victim, Ronnie Bruce Hill, was stabbed in his neck by his live in girlfriend, suspect Tonya Michelle Bell. The victim was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition where he is still in serious condition. An arrest warrant has just been issued for the suspect, Tonya Michelle Bell. Attached are two photos of the wanted suspect. Suspect: Tonya Michelle Bell Black female, 10/26/1970 Anyone with any information about the locations of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Exzell BosticOffense:Felony Battery Name: Mark Black Offense:Obstruct Crime Investigation Name: Landy Merrell BoatwrightOffense: Organized Fraud Name: Destini Danielle Blount Offense: Contraband

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 STUDENT NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC TALENTXavier was inducted into a national program to utilize his math and science talents. He will compete in a national contest later this year in Dallas. Congratulations Xavier from the Florida Star staff! Rinetta Fefie and son Xavier. Xavier Fefie RE/MAX Air Balloon at Frank H. Peterson Academies of TechnologyLearning and fun at Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, part of Duval County Public Schools. David Venters, an aviation instructor at the school, worked with RE/MAX to bring their hot-air balloon to campus. The purpose behind the event was for his aviation students to get a hands-on lesson on the science behind how a hot-air balloon works. A few dozen students, teachers, staff and even the principal each went on a ride approximately 20 feet in the air. This was the first year the students in his class were able to enjoy in this opportunity.

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 Is it time to teach kids about stranger safety?Ronald W. Holmes, Ph.D. Education Editor/Vice PresidentA missing kidŽ is a frightening experience for any parent. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), 800,000 children younger than 18 are missing annually … an average of 2,185 children reported missing daily. Sixty-three percent of the abductions involve non-family members such as a babysitter, friend, long-term acquaintance, neighbor, caretaker or person of authority; whereas, 37 percent of the abductions involve a stranger. Most abductions occur during the day while a child is walking home or riding a bicycle between the hours of two and seven in the evening. Considering the number of children reported missing, the critical questions to be asked are: Is it time to teach kids about stranger safety? What are safety tips for children and parents? In a recent NBC special documentary, My Kid Would Never Do That: Stranger Danger,Ž elementary school kids were tested on what they would do when approached by a stranger. The kids were not aware they were being videotaped by NBC and watched by their parents. The children were only informed that they were participating in a community project to make posters for U.S. troops. The hope was that the kids would remember the things their parents taught them about getting into a vehicle with a stranger. The kids participating in the experiment included the NBC reporters own son, a set of twins, three girls who did not know each other and three boys that knew each other. The children were all faced with the same challenge: a stranger in an ice cream truck offers free ice cream and coerces them to come into the truck and look at the trucks music machine. All of the kids had been coached by their parents about the dangers of talking and accepting items from strangers. The results of the experiment were disappointing and scary. Of the twins, one child was reluctant to get in the truck, refused to accept ice cream and expressed that they would have to ask their parents about the strangers requests. The other twin took the ice cream. The three girls who did not know each other became very excited about the arrival of the ice cream truck. All of the girls followed the stranger to the back of the truck and one of them got into the truck, received her ice cream and started marveling over the trucks music machine. One of the three girls who had been taught repeatedly by her father (a police officer) about stranger safety, pulled the other girl away from the truck and told her that it was a scam. With the repeated coercing of the stranger, the two girls cautiously approached the side of the truck and reluctantly got ice cream from the stranger. Of the three boys who were very good friends, one child stayed back (the NBC reporters son) while the other two boys followed the stranger to the truck. Eventually, all three boys got their ice cream with the reporters son running for safety behind the project area. All of the parents were disappointed with their children and realized they had to work more with them to help them understand the dangers of talking with strangers and accepting items from them. To avoid potential abductions, NCMEC provides the following safety tips for children and parents: For children, they should (1) avoid being tricked by adults who offer special gifts or treats such as ice cream; (2) get approval from your parents before you go or do anything with a stranger; (3) say no to all requests by strangers and (4) take a friend when you go somewhere. Parents should (1) teach kids to avoid getting in or going towards a strangers vehicle; (2) establish rules for where they can go in the neighborhood (3) practice roleplaying various scenarios and (4) keep open lines of communication. Similarly, the NBC expert on abductions noted that parents should teach kids at a young age how to say no and be assertive and strong when approached by strangers. She also noted that parents should place emphasis on teaching kids about different abduction situations such as what to say if a stranger says, Dont tell your parents.Ž Keeping our children safe is a major responsibility of parents. In todays environment, our children can be faced with untold scams that can ultimately harm them mentally and physically. As parents, we must diligently train our children about how to handle strangers and the actions they can take when they are in dangerous situations. Saving is all about spending less, which is easier than you think Some people joke that a budget is just a method for going broke methodically. But that's only true if budgets are made and not followed. Fortunately for you, there are ways to save more and spend less so you can stay on-budget and out of debt. It's easy: Avoid credit cards. Switch to debit instead. That way you won't spend more money than you have. Plus you won't get into more debt and won't ever pay interest, which is just wasted cash. Cut unnecessary costs„even the small ones. Think about it this way: one store-bought coffee per day can cost you well over $100 a month. Cutting those extraneous expenses, or figuring out cheaper alternatives, can be the best way to save money every month. Plan for fun ahead of time. We get it„spontaneity is the spice of life. But to make sure you can afford it, designate "fun funds" ahead of time. You don't need to decide where to spend it. You just need to decide how much you have. Make a weekly budget instead of one for the whole semester. That way it's easier to monitor what you're spending and how much money you have left. Sign up for SmarterBucks.Since everyone needs to spend some money, you might as well get rewarded for it. And isn't it about time those rewards were actually worth something? Earn SmarterBucks rewards on the money you're already spending and use them to pay down your student loans. Did You Know? Student loans can't be discharged in bankruptcy under normal circumstances. That means you're stuck with them for life, whether or not you can afford them. http://www.simpletuition.com

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OCTOBER 6, 2012PREP RAP PR 3 Halloween, Beyond the Candy(Family Features) Kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween each year. From the costumes, to the sweet treats, theres plenty to get excited about. But Halloween also provides the perfect opportunity for kids to get involved in the community as well. Use these tips to help your child think of the holiday as yet another way to spread a festive spirit, with less emphasis on candy, and more emphasis on giving back. Collect donations for a cause. If your kids plan to trick-or-treat, talk to them about collecting coins for an organization that helps children in need throughout the world. For 62 years, Trick-orTreat for UNICEF has encouraged kids to help raise funds for their peers in developing countries by going door-todoor on Halloween night or participating in other festive fundraising activities. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is a powerful way for parents to teach their children the value of helping others and for kids to learn about the world,Ž said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. For the first time, the traditional Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF box has been given a new look, with six spooky new character boxes … a monster, black cat, princess, pumpkin, vampire and a witch. Fundraising kits containing the character boxes may be ordered online with free shipping at www.trickortreatforunicef.org or by calling 1800-FOR-KIDS while supplies last. Share some spooky treats. Most kids love to get involved in the kitchen … especially when sweet treats are involved. This year, whip up a batch of spooky treats together to share with neighbors, teachers, patients at the local hospital, and residents at your nearest retirement home. Get crafty with the kids. Encourage your child to use their creative talents to help spread the Halloween spirit by designing their own Trickor-Treat for UNICEF box. This year, we want to tap into childrens imaginations by letting them bring their own creativity to the traditional Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes,Ž said Stern. The Create-a-CharacterŽ contest allows kids to submit their Halloween character design for a chance to be selected for the Trick-orTreat for UNICEF 2013 limited edition collection. Make it a group activity … encourage your childs scout troop to participate, or help your child organize a party for neighborhood kids to spend an afternoon designing characters, then enter online before Oct. 26, 2012 at www.trick ortreatforunicef.org Fundraising kits containing a blank collection box for design may be ordered online with free shipping or by calling 1-800-FOR-KIDS while supplies last. This year Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has partnered with national sponsors Key Club International and MediaVest, and promotional supporters American Airlines and Coinstar, Inc. Donate old costumes. Your kids grow quickly, so its unlikely theyll be able to wear the same Halloween costume two years in a row. Discuss with your child the needs of other children their age and give them the opportunity to donate their gently used Halloween costumes and clothing. Be sure to explain to your children how their costumes can help make another childs Halloween extra special, and make sure theyre involved in the donation process. Host a Halloween slumber party. Encourage your child to invite their closest friends for a night of spooktacular fun and treats. Ask each child to bring a canned good to the party to donate to your local food kitchen. With a little planning and creativity, you can use the excitement of Halloween to encourage your child to give back to their community as well. N N W 6

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PR 4 PREP RAP OCTOBER 6, 2012 Poison Prevention Week Council announces poster contest winners; Jacksonville students take first, second place nationallyALEXANDRIA, VA The Poison Prevention Week Council today announced the winners of the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week poster contest. National Poison Prevention Week, held the third week in March each year, is observed nationally to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. National Poison Prevention Week, held the third week in March each year, is observed nationally to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. In honor of this awareness week, the Poison Prevention Week Council conducts a nationwide poster contest to educate the public about the dangers of poisonings and the importance of poisoning prevention. The winning poster in each division will be featured on the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week posters. First, second and third place winners in each division will be posted on www.poisonprevention.org. More than 150 posters were submitted from around the nation. One winner was selected in each of the three divisions: grades K 2nd; 3rd … 5th; and 6th 8th. The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center … Jacksonville (FPICJAX) Duval County service area winners of the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest are as follows: € Grades 6th 8th, 1st place: Natalie Loos, Jacksonville € Grades 6th 8th, 2nd place: Madison Yertzell, Jacksonville € Grades K 2nd, 2nd place: Kevin McAfee, Jacksonville Winners were selected based on creativity, design and poisoning prevention messages. The children, and the art teachers who inspire them, continue to impress us with their creativity and talent,Ž said Courtney Wilson, Poison Prevention Week Council chair. It has been a pleasure to review all of the submissions. We are extremely proud of the winners and are excited to share their work.Ž Posters can be ordered through the Poison Prevention Week Council website: www.poisonprevention.org. Information is now available for the FPICJAX Regional Poster Contest in preparation for National Poison Prevention Week 2013, which is March 17 23. The contest is open to children grouped in grades K 2nd, 3rd 5th and 6th 8th. You may call the Education Office of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center … Jacksonville at 904244-4465, or email Phyllis Bell-Davis at bdavis@poison.ufl.edu for more information and entry guidelines. If you suspect a poisoning has occurred, or if you have questions concerning poisonings, immediately call the Poison Center Help line toll free, 24 hours a day at 1800-222-1222 and a Specialist in Poison Information will assist you. Dont waste time on the Internet; call the Poison Center for the right answer the first time. Natalie Loos, 1st Place 2013 National Poison Prevention Week Council Poster Contest 6th 8th grade level Kevin McAfee, 2nd Place 2013 National Poison Prevention Week Council Poster Contest, K-2nd grade level Madison Yertzell, 2nd Place 2013 National Poison Prevention Week Council Poster Contest 6th 8th grade leve



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Sarah Jakes Henson is ready to open up a little about how she is overcoming her recent divorce. In August, the daughter of mega-church pastor, Bishop T.D. Jakes, made an announcement, through her blog, that she was ending her marriage after only four years. The 24 year old mother of two who leads the Womens Ministry at The Potters House in Dallas wrote: I have built my ministry and identity around being the best wife and a mother I can be. For quite sometime I have tried to steer through some serious troubles at home. As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot. A multi-agency team has activated to protect the health and safety of residents at a Jacksonville apartment complex. About 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Sheriffs Officers initiated the Drug Abatement Response Team (DART) for systematic inspection of the Shannon Ridge Apartments at 5141 Shenandoah Ave. Assistance to residents is ongoing. Municipal Code Compliance Officers and JSO have conducted door-to-door visits. The team asked residents to participate in voluntary property safety and maintenance code inspections, which address residential minimum standards and property nuisance matters. Residents have been cooperative, and often welcoming, to agencies. JSO arrested two individuals who had active warrants at the scene. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, the citys division of Behavioral Health and Human Services, the JEA, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the Duval County Health Department also participated in Tuesdays effort. The complex contains 19 buildings, 12 of which had residents. Eight of those buildings were condemned as of 3:30 p.m. by the citys Municipal Code Compliance Division. The eight buildings contained 53 units. The division has issued 45 orders to vacate units. Displaced residents are being offered assistance through the City of Jacksonville. A temporary shelter has been established at the Legends Community Center at 5130 Soutel Drive. Displaced residents who apply for assistance can receive aid for a deposit or utilities for another residence. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority provided transportation assistance. At this time, 17 residents have applied for assistance. The Duval County Health Department was advised of a noninfectious tuberculosis patient, who was under directly observed therapy and lived at the complex. Out of an abundance of caution, DCHD made TB screenings available to residents and staff who desired to be tested. Tonya Bell, a 41-yearold woman has been located and arrested in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend early Saturday morning. According to investigators Tonya Bell stabbed 46-year-old Ronnie Hill in the 1000 block of Pearce Street in Northwest Jacksonville just before 1 a.m. Police said the two were having an argument and both had been drinking. According to a police report, Bell hollered at Hill, "I'm tired of your ass, come on, bring your ass over here." The report says that Hill went up to her, swinging his fist. They said that's when Bell plunged the pointed end of a landscaping light into his neck and chest. Hill was taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, where he died the next day. Because of two things, domestic violence and the Florida Stand Your Ground law, many feel that she should not have been arrested. She was standing her ground. 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Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct#*;26+"988/::56Uvknn"Pwodgt"Qpg#Uvtkxkpi"vq"ocmg c"fkhhgtgpeg ETKOG""cpf LWUVKEG Uwookvv Hqtegf"QwvA KPUKFG Ujg"Uvcddgf"Jko"ykvj c"Ncpfuecrg"Nkijv An Ohio woman is so horrified by a recent revelation that she has had to seek therapy.Valerie Spruill found out that her late husband was also her biological father. A DNA test has confirmed that 60 year old Spruill was married to her father, Percy. The Doylestown, Ohio resident has three children and eight grandchildren. She is now on a mission to find her other siblings from her Father. Speaking to the Akron Beacon Journal, she said, It needs to be told, because children need to know where they come from. And I know it hurts, because I have been devastated by this. Since she was three months old, Spruill has been taken care of by her grandparents. Her mother was what she calls a night-lady and her father (also her husband) was only 15 years old when he was intimate with her mother. The distraught wife and daughter of the late Percy knows of six brothers but is still looking for more of her siblings. While being raised by her parents, Spruills mother visited her frequently but she always thought that she was just a family friend. It was not until she was 9 years old that she found out that their family friend, Christine, was actually her mother. Christine passed away in 1984. That was when Valerie became aware that the man she thought was her father was actually her grandfather. Because she did not know who her father was, she later met and married him. Valerie Spruills husband (and father) died in 1998 after being ill for a short time. After hearing rumors that her husband may have been her father, Valerie found his hairs on an old brush and got them tested. The tests revealed that he was indeed her father. The confusing part of Valeries story is that she suspects that her husband knew he was her father but was afraid to tell her. Since her husbands death and finding out that he was her father, Valerie has sought therapy to deal with the new information and process it. Valerie has also had several health issues which she attributes to the stress of finding out that her late husband was her father. She hopes that telling her story will help her reach more of her siblings that she didnt know existed. My biggest goal is to find them and let em know that [their mother] loved them, no matter what, she said. And [to say], Thank God she gave you away like she did me, so you could have a beautiful life. Yqocp"Ngctpu"ujg"ycu Octtkgf"vq"Jgt"Hcvjgt Lcemuqp"Vkigtu"cpf 3uv"Eqcuv Dweecpggtu"/"C/6 Urqtvu"/"D/6" Qevqdgt"8"kp"Lcemuqpxknng Tonya Bell, 41 Arrested Rcv"Uwookvv."Eqnngig"Ykppkpiguv Eqcej"qh"Cnn"Vkog Was Pat Summitt forced out at Tennessee? 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN, Ruth A., 73, died September 24, 2012. BELLE, Pamela, died September 24, 2012. BROWN, V.B. Sonny, 90, died September 25, 2012. CALVIN Catherine, died September 24, 2012. CLAYTON, Annie Pearl, died September 30, 2012. CRAWFORD, Danny Lynn, 65, died September 27, 2012. DANIELS, Thelma, died September 29, 2012. DARLEY, Virgie Pauline, 63, died September 24, 2012. DENMARK, Marvin, died October 1, 2012. DIXON, James Calvin, 72, died September 24, 2012. GEORGE, Arlene, died September 24, 2012. HAIR, J.W., 71, died September 28, 2012. HARRIS, Theresa Jean, 57, died September 25, 2012. HARVEY, Mercer, died September 29, 2012. HOWELL, Odessa S., died September 27, 2012. JACKSON, William Bill, 63, died September 25, 2012. JOHNSON, Rachel Christine, died September 30, 2012. JONES, Anthony, 56, died September 25, 2012. JONES, Gracie, 63, died September 28, 2012. JONES, Milton C., died September 27, 2012. KERSHAW, Mildred, died September 28, 2012. LAWSON, Carol Joy, 69, died September 24, 2012. MACLEAN, Gordon Charles, 65, died September 27, 2012. MATHIS, Wyndell E., 53, died September 26, 2012. MAY, Billy, 71, died September 29, 2012. McKANN, Ranod L., 16, died September 22, 2012. MILLINDER, James Chuck, 48, died September 29, 2012. MILLS, Frank, 69, died September 29, 2012. MINOTT, Paul, 60, died September 27, 2012. MOCK, Joanna Lynne, 76, died September 25, 2012. MOLUF, Anna N., 86, died September 25, 2012. PHIlLIPS, Robert Emory, 75, died September 26, 2012. RICHARDSON Joe, Sr., 83, died September 29, 2012. ROBERSON, Hazel, 71, died September 28, 2012. SCHNEIDER Cynthia L. Bouteiller, 63, died September 29, 2012. SEYMOUR, Michael, died September 27, 2012. SHEAD, Cora, died September 26, 2012. SHUBERT, Ronnie Cleveland, Jr., 49, died September 26, 2012. SMITH, Donald Franklin, Big Don, 73, died September 24, 2012. SMITH, Lola Mae Trapp, 83, died September 26, 2012. SNOWDEN, James Vernon, Sr., 80, died September 26, 2012. SORRELL, Donald M., 78, died September 26, 2012. SPEARS, Mildra Marie, 98, died September 29, 2012. STARLING, Lula, died September 30, 2012. STRACK, John R., 44, died September 24, 2012. TILLAGE, Joyce Marie, died September 29, 2012. TWIFORD, Aubrey Preston, Sr., 76, died September 28, 2012. VALMOND, Dieubon, died September 28, 2012. VANDERMARK Edith Olivia Mae, 89, died September 24, 2012. V ANZANT, Ethel Campbell, 90, died September 30, 2012. VERNON, James, Sr., 80, died September 26, 2012. VOGT, Dorethea, died October 1, 2012. WALKER, Frankie, 72, died September 26, 2012. WATERS, Caesar, died September 24, 2012. WILLIS, Ollie Mae, 89, died September 25, 2012. WILSON, David Barton, 72, died September 22, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS COPAS, Donald J., 80, died September 28, 2012. KEMP Chase Alexander, 10 months, died September 27, 2012. SIMS, David, Jr., died October 1, 2012. THORNTON, April Lea McLaughlin, 32, died September 27, 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 OCTOBER 6, 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 ADVERTISING DEADLINE: ADVERTISING DEADLINE: For the Church Page For the Church Page Tuesday @ 3:00 P.M. Tuesday @ 3:00 P.M. (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz (904) 766-8834 ask for Liz or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com or EMAIL: info@thefloridastar.com 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.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... 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 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. Six-week Sermon and Bible Study Series: How to Share your Faith September 5, 2012 October 14, 2012. October 13th, Come One, Come All, to this years Fall Festival from 9am 2pm. You can patronize a variety of booths featuring crafts, clothing, music, food, fruits and vegetables, lawn care items and more. We open our doors & hearts to the Community, all are Welcome. Justice Peggy Quince 3031 Moncrief Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32209 (904) 353-4434 (904) 353-4437 Fax WWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, F.D.I.C. To: Our Valued Supporters, Friends and Well-Wishers The management and staff of C. L. Page Mortuary proudly announce the recent addition of a crematorium to our facility. C. L. Page Mortuary is owned by Carla L. Page, a navy veteran and 1995 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. The inclusion of crematorium has made C. L. Page Mortuary the first black-female independently owned and operated mortuary in Northeast Florida. With this addition of the crematorium, we are now a full service funeral provider to the City of Jacksonville, neighboring communities and funeral service providers. We cordially invite you, our civic leaders, political leaders and your guests to join us in this historical event for our openhouse on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 12 Noon until 5:00 PM. A short program has been planned for this occasion. The program will begin at 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served immediately after the program. A tour will be given both of the mortuary and the newly added crematorium afterwards from 1:00p.m. until 5:00 p.m. We look forward to having you to share this historical occasion with us, as we continue to make strides in excellent service to our families, the community and neighboring funeral service providers. Respectfully, Carla L. Page, FDIC Where we treat your love ones as though they were our very own

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 Romney, who commented during the debate that he loves the Sesame Street character Big Bird but would cut funding to PBS if he had the chance, started a trending topic on Twitter and inspired the creation of several fake Big Bird accounts criticizing his opinion such as @firedBigBird, @firedOscar and more. Commentators did give Obama credit for being more specific about his record and plans while Romney, on the other hand, dodged questions about the details of his economic plans. FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, summarized many of the factual inaccuracies and exaggerations that flew around during the debate. They included: Romney promised to not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans and also to lower taxes on middle-income families" again but gave no specifics of how he could do that without also increasing the deficit. Obama oversold his health care law. He claimed that health care premiums have gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years. Thats true of health care spending, but not premiums. Romney claimed a new board established by the Affordable Care Act is going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have. This is false. The board only recommends cost-saving measures for Medicare, and is legally forbidden to ration care or reduce benefits. Romney accused Obama of doubling the federal deficit. This is false. The annual deficit was already running at $1.2 trillion when Obama took office. Source: Factcheck.org Romney also claimed that half of the green firms that received grants or loans from Obamas Recovery Act have gone out of business and noted that a number of them happened to be owned by people who were contributors to your campaigns. In fact, only a tiny percentage of those firms are no longer in operation. When it came to the opinions of the two major political parties, the Democrats characterized Romneys performance as mostly fictional. He launched another round of the same false, already-debunked attacks his tried and true tactic to mislead voters about his plan to double-down on the failed policies of the past, stated an article on the partys website about the debate. The Republican Partys reaction to Obamas performance: It was obvious from President Obamas weak performance that he might be able to make things up on the campaign trail, but his falsehoods dissolve against the truth in the national spotlight. MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow called Obama calm and explanatory and said Romney was more amped, more assertive. Like many others, she indicated that the debate format was a complete failure. "I personally do not know who won this debate," said Maddow. "I do feel that we saw that this debate format die a very painful death on camera tonight." According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after the debate, 51 percent of voters now have a favorable view of Romney, his highest-ever rating in the race. Obamas rating remained unchanged at 56 percent. Rtgukfgpv"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"C/3 Wpeqpxgpvkqpcn"Vtwvj D{""Ft0""Dgnc{""F0"""TgffkemVjg"xcnwg"qh"c"Dncem"nkhg The national support for the victims and the families of those who have been slaughtered by President Bashar Assad's regime is commendable. However, if we believe in the coequality of life, what about the lives of young black men from inner-city neighborhoods here in the United States, where there have been more deaths than in Damascus and southern Syria so far this year. We condemn some tragedies and disregard others, which suggests that a young black life is not respected. Does it have to do with media ratings? On last month, a 15-year-old Arkansas boy by the name of Bobby Moore, Jr., was shot and killed by a police officer. Investigators determined that the officer, who has a history of disciplinary issues with his department, shot Moore while responding to a suspicious person call at an apartment complex. The officer claimed the car Moore was driving was heading toward him, prompting him to fire through its windshield, but according to the chief of police, the car was either moving in reverse or stopped several feet away from the officer when he fired. Why has this story not made national news? If we spend a minute watching any news, we have heard that Drew Peterson, the former Illinois police who gained notoriety after his much younger wife vanished in 2007, was convicted two weeks ago of murdering a previous wife. Certainly we can mourn the death of Kathleen Savio whose life was cut short by a senseless act of violence. Still, the loss of some lives are worth reporting, while others are not. One of the deaths that affected me greatly was the recent murder of 13year-old Ronald Wallace, Jr., who was shot and killed in Brooklyn. The aspiring basketball player was on his way to the store when he was shot in the back. His story never made national headlines. It should be clear to almost all of us by now that in this country there are too many people that view a young black life as valueless. This biasness of death commentary must stop and it must stop now. All lives are valuable, including a young black one. Dr. Reddick is the author of There's No Danger in the Water: Encouraging Black Men To Become Mentors. It will be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Infinity Publishing this fall. You can like him on facebook.com/belay.reddick.9 and follow him on twitter.com/DrBelayDReddick. You can also comment on his blog at riseofcolor.blogspot.com. hurtful as that was a decision I would have liked to have made on my own at the end of the season after consulting with my family, doctors, colleagues and friends, and not be told this by Mr. Hart states the affidavit. I felt this was wrong. Jennings lawsuit alleges "unlawful discrimination" after her abrupt departure from the university this spring after 35 years. Right before the beginning of the 2011-2012 season, Summitt revealed that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. She announced her resignation before the end of the season and ended her career in a loss against eventual national champion Baylor in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. Summitt is the all-time winningest coach in college basketball history with a record of 1098 wins and 208 losses. She entered the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. She coached for 38 seasons. 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Around The Area PAGE A-4 THE STAR OCTOBER 6, 2012 Andrew Jackson Tigers vs First Coast BuccaneersSeptember 14, 2012 The Florida Star cameras were there and caught action of the battle of the unbeatens. In this battle of unbeatens, someone had to walk away with their first loss. The final score wasTigers 14 and Buccaneers 51. Andrew Jackson High School Tigers Cheerleaders Brianna Davis, Jacqui Baines, Nysi Sutton, Brandy Andrews, Daveshia McCloud, Emerald Hickson, Cymetria Wheeler, Daaiyah McCray First Coast High School Buccaneers Cheerleaders Katie Simmons, Kali Poppel, Abby Johnston, Charnissa Jones, Jessica Lloyd, Alexis Grant, Kaltlin Jordan, Liberty Denson. Top Layton Gordon, Taylor Creel, Kaylie Arnold, Braridi Wilknson, Bucky, Tera Kirkland, Arigel Lilly, Ancyria Gadsden, and Domoniqne Jackson First Coast High School Buccaneers First Coast High School Band Andrew Jackson High School Tiger's Color Guard Nicholas Harris, Triston Maine, Leoniquia Adams, and Joshua Luster Andrew Jackson High School Tigers Andrew Jackson High School Tigers Band First Coast High School Buccaneers Band Booster Parents Mary Mchale, Gene Mchale, Rhonda Simmons, A'Breye Simmons, Mark Jacob, Danyell Rowland, Kenneth Joyner, Deborah Bright, Connie Hooper, Bob Dorough, Ed Holden, Kisha Williams, Ellonda B. Dennis, and Earl Dennis

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-5 t h btnfrtnt frOctober 18-21 Prime Osborn Convention CenterFood | Fashion | Celebrity Guests Health | Beauty | Lifestyle Meet TERESA GIUDICEfrom The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sunday! www.SouthernWomensShow.comAdvance Tickets Available at Walgreens!Thursday 10am 7pm | Friday 10am 8pm Saturday 10am 8pm| Sunday 11am 5pmAdults $10 at the Door | Youth (6) $5 Under 6 FREE with Paying Adult Vjg"3;93"encuu"qh"Gwigpg"L0"Dwvngt"kpxkvgu"{qw"vq Eqog"lqkp"wu"hqt"qwt"63uv"TgwpkqpEqog"egngdtcvg"ykvj"{qwt"encuuocvgu"htqo"nqpi"ciq0"Vjg"3;93"encuu"qh Gwigpg"L0"Dwvngt"ku"jquvkpi"kvu"63uv"tgwpkqp"qp"Qevqdgt"3;vj"cpf"42vj0 Vjg"encuu"yknn"fq"c"oggv"cpf"itggv"qp"vjg"gxgpkpi"qh"vjg"3;vj"cv"vjg echgvgtkc"cv"8<52"ro"cpf"vjg"fkppgt"fcpeg"qp"vjg"42vj"yknn"dg"cv"vjg Enctkqp"cv"vjg"cktrqtv"cpf"uvctvu"cv"90"Cnn"hqtogt"uvwfgpvu"qh"Gwigpg Dwvngt"ctg"kpxkvgf0"Rncppkpi"oggvkpiu"ctg"gxgt{"Oqpfc{"gxgpkpi."9"ro cv"Gwigpg"Dwvngt0"Hqt"cevkxkvkgu."rtkegu."cpf"tgugtxcvkqpu"eqpvcev Tcejcgn"Dwvvu/OeItkhh"cv";26/756/22350

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PAGE A-6 THESTAR OCTOBER 6, 2012ENTERTAINMENT REGGAE ROYALTY TO PERFORM IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH!THE WAILERS Join the Florida Surfing Championships' Seawalk Celebration this Saturday Saturday, October 6, 2012 US Surfing Championships Seawalk Pavilion Jacksonville Beach, Florida SHOWTIME: 8:00 PM All Ages Free AdmissionThe Wailers are the most successful reggae band of all time, selling in excess of 250 million albums and playing to an estimated 25 million people worldwide. Not only are they the architects of reggae music, but they are truly the international exportation of Jamaican culture. Through his combination of ska music and Rastafari religion, Bob Marley, together with The Wailers, defined Reggae as a genre and Jamaican culture in a way that no one, before or since, has been able to accomplish. The Wailers are celebrating Jamaicas 50th Anniversary by continuing to spread the message of reggae music. With such classic hits like One Love, Get Up Stand Up, Buffalo Soldier, Redemption Song and Three Little Birds, the Wailers reinforce at each performance why they are the greatest reggae band in the world. Come out and see them perform in Jacksonville Beach! Sing along to your favorite Reggae hits, and enjoy an evening of good music and good entertainment with the Wailers. For more information, visit: http://wailers.com/, https://twitter.com/WAILERS, https://www.facebook.com/wailers Sparkle This Season Holiday Beauty Prep Tips(Family Features) While looking your best and feeling confident are important throughout the year, its especially crucial during the holiday season, as you gather with loved ones and pose for that annual family photo. Look your best this season using these beauty tips. Keep it fresh. While you may go for bright colors and sparkles in terms of your attire, make sure to keep your makeup freshfaced. If you choose to wear a bright lip color, keep the rest of your makeup neutral. If you go for a neutral lip, feel free to play up the eyes or cheeks. But remember to highlight just one with a bold color eyes, lips or cheeks rather than all three. Ensure your makeup stays in place all night by using a primer before applying your liquid or powder foundation and eye shadow. Go for a classic do. Sleek, shiny hair swept back or pulled to one side work well for holiday parties. Deep-condition your hair in advance of the holidays and be sure to schedule a haircut so your locks are easy to manage, no matter how you decide to wear your hair. Keep em fresh and clean. Following that warm mug of hot cocoa, make sure your breath stays fresh. Carrying a toothbrush and toothpaste might not be convenient, but you can stash a Colgate Wisp mini-brush in your purse or pocket. Available in four flavors MaxFresh Peppermint, MaxFresh Spearmint, Optic White Coolmint and Icy Bubble this convenient single-use mini-brush is a better alternative than gum or mints, which only temporarily mask bad breath. The liquid-filled bead offers a burst of freshness, with no water or rinsing required, so just brush and go anytime, anywhere. Learn more at www.colgatewisp.com Add some sparkle. The holidays present the perfect occasion for pulling out your fun accessories. Play with color combinations and sparkling jewelry. Start with a bold dress black will work as well and play up the accessories by introducing complimentary colors and glittering jewelry. If you wear your hair up, opt for sparkling earrings and a bracelet. If you wear your hair down, pick a statement necklace with a dress and cardigan. Get a manicure. Just as you coordinate your hair, makeup and wardrobe, consider your manicure as well. For bold outfits, opt for a simple manicure with clear nail polish. If instead you wear black or neutral colors, pick out a festive bright red or berry polish. Clutch-Worthy Beauty Tools When packing your evening clutch for a night of holiday celebrations, make sure to keep the following on hand: Pressed powder Tis the season for taking photos make sure youre cameraready and shine-free with a compact of pressed powder for quick touch-ups. Bandages You likely dont wear your dressy shoes every day. Make sure to pack some bandages in case you develop a blister from those fancy heels. Mini toothbrush Ensure your breath is fresh and clean by packing a mini, single-use toothbrush, such as Colgate Wisp perfectly sized for clutch purses or pockets for quick use following dinner or drinks. Mini comb Give your locks a once-over to re-set your style part-way through the evening. Concealer and lipstick Your makeup shouldnt require any further touchups than a quick concealer and some color to your lips. Photo courtesy of Getty Images (ARA) When it comes to clothes, most guys seek out comfort before style. Rather than shopping for clothing, time is better spent watching the game or enjoying the outdoors. The good news is the allAmerican man can easily look great by building his wardrobe with a couple key pieces that blend both fashion and function. Here are five wardrobe essentials that every American man should have in his closet: Flannel Long gone are the days when flannels were just for lumberjacks; todays mens flannels blend utility and fashion for a comfortable, complementing look. Flannels come in a variety of materials, from rugged wool perfect for outdoor projects on cool fall days, to thinner cotton options that work great for a business-casual work environment. Stocking your closet with a flannel or two adds masculine sophistication to a wardrobe and is perfect for men of all shapes and sizes. Polo shirt Perhaps no shirt is more versatile than the classic polo shirt. The short sleeve, collared shirt provides a timeless look that is appropriate for just about anything from a casual Sunday at home to a meeting at the office to a day at the golf course. Widely available in every color and style of stripes, purchasing one or multiple polo shirts will give you a go-to option for any event. Quality jeans Jeans were made with men in mind they look great, they are durable, and are appropriate to wear year round. Every man should have a good pair of jeans, but that doesnt have to mean spending a bundle. Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. jeans come in popular styles like regular, relaxed, loose, and straight, and are available at Walmart for less than $20. Sewn from premium, heavy-weight denim for exceptional durability, each pair of jeans is detailed with vintage-inspired finishes, reinforced stitching, and metal rivets for long lasting style. White dress shirt A crisp white dress shirt is a versatile piece of clothing that is a closet-essential for men. Wear it tucked in with dress pants for a formal look, or untucked with jeans for a casual yet refined appearance. A quality dress shirt will serve its purpose years, but its important to find the right size. If youre unsure of your measurements, visit a tailor or ask someone at a department store to measure you. It only takes a few minutes and will help you get a shirt that complements your body shape perfectly. Hat A beloved hat is a great way to add a piece of your personality to any outfit. Some men prefer the classic baseball hat with their favorite teams logo. The fedora has recently made a comeback and is a good choice if you want to add a hip element to your wardrobe classic colors like white or brown match anything. Finally, as the weather cools, a knit hat in a rich red or forest green is perfect for staying warm when tackling outdoor projects or on a morning commute. These five basic wardrobe essentials are great for the man who wants to look good by wearing clothes that are comfortable and classic. From denim jeans to a soft flannel, a few new pieces will enhance any mans closet and provide options for any of lifes adventures. MUSIC MUSIC BEAUTY BEAUTY FASHION FASHION The guys guide to clothes: 5 essentials that look good and feel great

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THESTAR Hundreds Turn Out in Montego Bay to Support Rape Victims PAGEA-7 Member of Parliament for Central St. James, Mr. Lloyd B. Smith (left), addresses a large gathering of persons in Sam Sharpe Square, on September 28, who showed public support against violence. Also taking part were: Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting (centre), and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Devon Watkis (right). GRENADA: To showcase the gracious and humble spirit of the Grenadian people as demonstrated to a global audience by Kirani James during the recently concluded 2012 London Olympic Games, the Grenada Board of Tourism has launched a targeted campaign designed to reinforce this key brand message as a point of differentiation for potential visitors. "Since Kirani James' Gold Medal Olympic win and his highly publicized gesture of goodwill toward fellow competitor Oscar Pistorius have elicited such an emotional response from people around the world, we have initiated a campaign to capitalize on the awareness built for Grenada as a result, stated Dr. George Vincent, Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture. When he asked to exchange bibs, his magnanimous and unpretentious spirit became reflective not just of his own personality, but that of all Grenadians as genuine, warm and friendly, thereby increasing the appeal of the island as a desirable vacation choice." While the Caribbean region as a whole is known to have some of the worlds most friendly, welcoming people, Kirani James established that this is particularly true of the people of Grenada. To leverage the heightened awareness for this unique selling point generated by his remarkable Olympic conduct, the Grenada Tourism Board has developed a short-term, web-based campaign aimed at turning heightened name recognition into incremental visitors. Entitled, Celebration of Kirani: Celebration of Grenada, the campaign incorporates a specially designed logo featuring Kirani James carrying Grenadas national flag with the tagline, Grenada: Gracious Every Day, which is currently being rolled out in an integrated approach on Grenada Tourisms website, digital advertisements and social media pages. Among the elements included in the campaign are: a Quote of the Day initiative utilizing quotes about Kirani from traditional and social media; an island tour of Kiranis Top 10 things to do and see on Grenada; weekly press releases; social media posts; and a video program featuring footage of Kiranis September 1-3 homecoming. Further supporting the rationale behind the campaign, Kiranis gesture is, in fact, not without precedent: Grenadians have a long history of showing their kind-heartedness to fellow individuals. As recently as 2005, this small island showed how big its heart is when Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry VC; a Grenadian British Army Soldier, was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for saving the lives of members of his unit on not one, but two occasions. To date, he is the youngest recipient and first man to be awarded the Victoria Cross since 1982. In addition, nearly fifty years ago, when the Italian cruise liner, the Bianca C, caught fire and sank, hundreds of Grenadians rushed to the aid of those onboard, feeding, sheltering and clothing them as needed. A statue known as the Christ of the Deep still stands on the Carenage in the town of St. Georges today as an expression of gratitude to Grenadians for their remarkable acts of NEWLEGALYEARBEGINSFOR TRINIDADANDTOBAGO of kindness. Known as the Spice of the Caribbean, Grenada boasts some of the Caribbeans most beautiful beaches, delectable cuisine and spices, a tropical rainforest and a wide range of fun-filled activities such as diving, snorkeling, Grenada Tourism Launches Campaign Around Kirani James Olympic Win By Garfield Angus, Jamaica Information Services JAMAICA:Scores of residents in the parish of St. James, and representatives of civic groups, religious organizations and political parties turned out wearing black on September 28 in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, to show solidarity and support for the five females who were raped by two gunmen in that city on September 24. Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, said the large turnout of persons was "a clear indication that the people of the parish of St. James will not allow what has been happening over the years, and particularly what happened (on September 24)." "We are not here as a show, we are here to say to those who don't want this parish to flourish, the time has come where we will no longer allow them to take charge of this parish, and deprive us of the freedom of the spirit of Sam Sharpe and Marcus Garvey to live on in this parish. Stop it now," the Mayor told the gathering. Member of Parliament for Central St. James, Mr. Lloyd B. Smith, while imploring the residents to be calm in their calls for swift justice and allow the formal system to work said, "we need new legislation to ensure that these brutish beasts are put away forever." "We cannot afford to reach a stage in this country where our women become mere animals to be brutalised. I give my full support to the police, I know they are going to do a very good job, let them finish the job. We don't have to go the route of vigilante justice, because some of you might end up being the victims as well. Let the police do their work," Mr. Smith urged. For her part, reigning Miss Festival Queen for St. James, Rochelle-Lee Fagan, said the wide cross-section of persons who rallied for the public support of the rape victims and for an end to violence, showed that "we are unified in the parish of St. James, and we are prepared to stand up and to make our voices heard, and to do what is necessary for the parish to advance." "Am I to live in fear? No, we are all here today, to say wi nuh fraid a unu. Wi nuh fraid [we are not afraid of you]. We are out here because we are not afraid. Put down the gun, put down the knife, stop attacking women, children, everybody, old and the disabled," she said, while urging young men to leave crime and seek training and employment opportunities. Co-ordinator for the Victim Support Unit in the parish, Debbian Dalley, called on men to be good fathers and for "women to stand up and for right and justice. Fathers, be men of St. James, be men of the world, let us live right for our children." Meanwhile, Head of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), Superintendent Gladys Brown, told the gathering that the police are working diligently to bring the criminals to justice speedily. "We are here to ensure that the job is completed before we go back to Kingston, and to let you know that we don't want you to do anything that will cause you to be in trouble with us. Leave everything to us we have everything under control. Justice must be done, but it must be manifestly and fairly done, and we don't want anybody to take matters in their hands," she said. Support for the initiative also came from the Child Development Agency (CDA), the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, and the recently formed group, the Coalition Against Sexual Violence. hiking, fishing and sailing. Romantic, natural and authentic, all of natures best gifts can be found in Grenada. Grenada is a proud member of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP). The Trinidad and Tobago legal year officially opened last week with all the pomp and pageantry that is expected of the former British colony. A church service was the main part of the festivities which included a brief march. Pictures is Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar surrounded by Justices of Trinidad and Tobago and clergy. Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting (left), along with Convenor of the Coalition Against Sexual Violence, Donaree Muirhead (2nd left), and Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris (3rd left), listen as reigning Miss St. James Festival Queen, Rochelle-Lee Fagan, addresses the large crowd gathered at Sam Sharpe Square, in St. James, on September 28, to show their support for an end to violence.

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PAGE A-8 THE STAR OCTOBER 6, 2012 t h btnfrtnt frOctober 18-21 Prime Osborn Convention CenterFood | Fashion | Celebrity Guests Health | Beauty | Lifestyle Meet TERESA GIUDICEfrom The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Sunday! www.SouthernWomensShow.comAdvance Tickets Available at Walgreens!Thursday 10am 7pm | Friday 10am 8pm Saturday 10am 8pm| Sunday 11am 5pmAdults $10 at the Door | Youth (6) $5 Under 6 FREE with Paying Adult

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 JACKSONVILLE, FL On Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012 the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institutes (CBCI) in partnership with SEIU hosted its Vote Ready voter protection event at the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office (Gallery Town Center). There, members of the Jacksonville community registered to vote, confirmed their voter registration status, learned about changes to Floridas voter laws and heard from elected officials on the importance of voting in the upcoming election. The CBCIs Vote Ready event featured Congresswoman Corrine Brown (FL-03), Mayor Alvin Brown, Florida State Senator Audrey Gibson, Florida State Representative Mia Jones, Michael Eric Dyson, Marcia Dyson, Betty Wright, the Katz Downstairz band, Tori Robinson, Maurice Griffin and T-Roy along with other prominent community leaders and entertainers. There are people trying to stop us from getting out the vote, said Rep. Corrine Brown, a Member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Everybody has to do their part and everybody has a role to play in this fight. If youre not registered, youre not even in the game. This is your chance to get registered and celebrate us making sure our voices are heard in this election. Rep. Brown has organized numerous voter education events and has been one of the most outspoken voices against efforts to purge Floridas voters and to changes in Floridas voting rules that may disenfranchise thousands of minorities, young people and the elderly in her community. I am extremely disappointed with what is going on in Florida, but we will not let this stand, said Rep. Brown. We will keep fighting for all our citizens right to vote and well keep registering people while we do. The Congressional Black Caucus Institute, incorporated in 2000, is a non-profit, non-partisan, social purpose organization operating under the IRS designation of 501 (c)(4). Over the past 12 years, the CBC Institute has played a pivotal role in training the next generation of political leaders and providing voters with relevant information regarding issues in their communities. For more information, please visit www.CBCInstitute.org. Photos: Frank M. Powell III The Dazzling Diamonds Senior Dancers and Congresswoman Corrine Brown Dr Michael Eric Dyson, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Monica Isom, and Ken Jefferson Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Dr Michael Eric Dyson Angela Rye, The Congressional Black Caucus Institute in partnership with SEIU featuring the Honorable Corrine Brown (FL-09) and other elected officials. Tanya Joyel Wiley Spoken Word Ministries Sabrina Belton, and Kimberly Daniels, Councilwoman At Large, Group 1 Florida Senator Bill Nelson and Von Alexander. Rhonda Peoples-Waters, candidate for County Judge Group 12 Congresswoman Corrine Brown Brenda Priestly Jackson,candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court DJ Doctor Doom Reginald L. Brown City Council District 10 Audrey L. Gibson, Florida State Senator Senate District 9. Elder Lee Harris, Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Dr Michael Eric Dyson, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Pastor R. L. Gundy, President of The State of Florida Southern Christian Leadership Conference SCLC, and Pastor of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. Dr Michael Eric Dyson, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Glenel Bowden. Joann Manning, Senator Bill Nelson and Jacksonville Job Corps students. CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS POLITICAL EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SEIU HOSTS VOTER PROTECTION EVENT IN JACKSONVILLE, FL

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Kevin Hart, this Friday, October 12, 2012, at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, 300 W. Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.633.6110 for more information. National child safety program provides free FBI quality fingerprints and photographs for children The free child safety fair will be inside the showroom at the Cadillac of Orange Park auto dealership on Friday, October 12th from 37PM and Saturday, October 13th from 10AM-4PM. The management and staff of C. L. PAGE MORTUARY proudly announce the recent addition of a crematorium to our facility.We cordially invite you, our civic leaders, political leaders and your guests to join us in this historical event for our open-house on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 12 Noon until 5:00 PM. The American Beach Property Owners Association Inc. is having a huge community garage sale Saturday, October 13 from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Furniture, house ware, clothes, shoes, etc. will be available for sale. Please no Early Birds. Look for the signs on the entrances at Lewis, Julia and Burney Road off of A1A. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2 THE STAR OCTOBER 6, 2012 *****/Community Activities Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group from October 2 through Oct. 10 to Nov. 7 at Westside Church of Christ at 23 W 8th St. in Jacksonville. The group meets from 7-8 p.m.For more information, contact the local office at 904-279-1677. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities presents City of Dreams, October 5-27, 2012, opening Reception First Friday October 5, 5:00 8:00 p.m.WednesdaysFridays 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m., or by appointment. Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Downtown Brunswick. Call 2626934, or visit goldenislesarts.org. FLORIDA BLACK EXPO, on Saturday, October 06, 2012, at Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.4000 for more information. GOSPEL BEST COMPETITION, thisSaturda,y October 06, 2012, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.4000. EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE HOMECOMING RESTORE THE ROAR From Saturday, October 6thOctober 14. The Jacksonville Chapter of the National Alumni Association of Edward Waters College Monthly Alumni Meeting will be cancelled for the month of October, but cordially invite all alumni and friends of the college to join us for Homecoming 2012 activities during the week of October 8th 14th. For a schedule of activities, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (904) 470-8278. REGGAE ON THE RIVER, onSunday, October 07, 2012, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for additional information. Musician's Monday, 1904 Music Hall, this Monday, October 08, 2012, 19 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Art With A Heart in Heathcare Exhibition, onTuesday, October 09, 2012, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.366.6911 for all information. DOWNTOWN OPERATIONS MEETING, thisWednesday, October 10, 2012, at Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.2665 forn additional information. Join the JACKSONVILLE ALUMNAE CHAPTER, DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC in conjunction with the University Club of Jacksonville. This will happen on Friday, October 12, 2012, from 4:30-7:00 pm., 1301 Riverplace Blvd., 27th floor. Auction/Entrance fee $10.Cocktails for a cause. by: KAREN E. FIELDS and BARBARA J. FIELDS The Soul of Inequality in American LifeWhen Barack Obama won the presidential election nearly four years ago, his victory was said to mark the dawn of a post-racial America. And yet as we approached the end of his first term, Trayvon Martins murder at the hands of George Zimmerman galvanized the right wing of the country, spurring waves of racist commentary and violent partisan debate. Post-racial, indeed. Sisters Karen Fields and Barbara Fields tackle the myth of the post-racial era in their incisive and daring Racecraft, a detailed new work intended to fundamentally reorient how we consider the basic social geography of American life. Racecrafts central metaphor is that race functions in America today similarly to the way in which witchcraft once operated: formally, society agrees that race may be an illusion and that racism is bad, yet it continues to exert a witchcraft-like influence over everything we do, structuring so many of our every day experiences. Habitually deploying the word race as shorthand for any number of social concepts or physical characteristics, Americans lack both the language and the theoretical framework with which to understand racism as it truly manifests. Often, the sisters point out, racecraft obscures pressing social issues by transforming them into questions of black and white. As recent Census Bureau data belies, the conflict between the ultra-rich and poor has become more pressing than racial tension and friction between immigrants and native-born Americans. Why then, the sisters ask, have we cloaked the stratification of class in our country so effectively? How has racecraft bewitched us to speak of inequality only under the well-tread terms of prejudice and ethnicity? Approaching this complex topic with ingenuity and wit, the authors expand their theory through a series of collaborative essays approaching historyand thus, racecraftnot as a linear subject, but as one that circuits and overlaps repeatedly. From highlighting flash-points in the American narrative, they move to a deconstruction of the common metaphors most often deployed in the discussion of race; the volume also includes a revisiting of the great anthropologist E.E. Evans-Prichard and an imagined conversation between the French sociologist Emile Durkheim and W.E.B. Dubois. Grounded by Karen Fields and Barbara Fields accomplishments in their respective fields of history and sociology, Racecraft is a transdisciplinary feat, posed to dramatically alter the conversation about race, inequality and class.Distinct from race and racism, racecraft does not refer to groups or to ideas about groups traits, however odd both may appear in close-up. It refers instead to mental terrain and to pervasive belief. Like physical terrain, racecraft exists objectively; it has topographical features that Americans regularly navigate, and we cannot readily stop traversing it. Unlike physical terrain, racecraft originates not in nature but in human action and imagination; it can exist in no other way. The action and imagining are collective yet individual, day-to-day yet historical, and consequential even though nested in mundane routine. The action and imagining emerge as part of moment-tomoment practicality, that is, thinking about and executing every purpose under the sun. Do not look for racecraft, therefore, only where it might be said to belong. Finally, racecraft is not a euphemistic substitute for racism. It is a kind of fingerprint evidence that racism has been on the scene. Our term racecraft invokes witchcraft, though not for the reason that may come first to mind. We regard neither witchcraft nor racecraft as just mischievous superstition, nothing more, a position [economist Glenn C. Loury] Loury has rightly dismissed as of little interest. Far from denying the rationality of those who have accepted either belief as truth about the world, we assume it. We are interested in the processes of reasoning that manage to make both plausible. Witchcraft and racecraft are imagined, acted upon, and re-imagined, the action and imagining inextricably intertwined. The outcome is a belief that presents itself to the mind and imagination as a vivid truth. So wrote W. E. H. Lecky, a British scholar of Europes past who, looking back from the nineteenth century, tried to understand how very smart people managed for a very long time to believe in witchcraft. He warned that it takes a strong effort of the imagination [to] realise the position of the defenders of the belief. To realise, in his sense, is to picture a bygone real world of normally constituted people who accepted, as obviously true, notions that the real world of ones own present dismisses as obviously false. What if we Americans applied that strong effort to our present? Only if we imagined racecraft as a thing in itself worth scrutiny might we imagine ourselves outside or beyond the belief. It is impossible to understand what postracial might be without first understanding more profoundly than we do at present just what racial is. Racecraft Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area How to Reinvent Yourself at Any Age (StatePoint) With the technological and cultural landscape in flux, many professional fields are undergoing rapid changes. Continually challenging yourself can help you achieve success, keeping you relevant as your chosen profession moves with the times. Long gone are the days when most Americans start a job and toil at the same workplace -or even in the same profession -until they receive that gold watch on retirement day. More Americans are now striving to live a life like that of Warren Adler, a selfmade novelist and founder of a new business at the not-so-old age of 84. For Adler and others like him, life is about embracing whats new and jumping into new challenges. Back in the days following World War II, he was a reporter for the Armed Forces Press Service, covering the Truman White House. He then launched the Washington Dossier magazine with his wife and son, started a public relations firm and then, mid-career, became a successful novelist at the age of 45. Fast-forward almost 40 years to 2012, and he has 33 books under his belt and is the successful founder of a publishing company that is a leader in embracing the electronic book revolution. In 2011, his company, Stonehouse Productions, released five e-books simultaneously in an exclusive with Amazon. No matter the profession, industry leaders are the ones who can foresee future game changers and are willing to reinvent themselves at different points in their careers. Its all about being able to see around corners. And those who remain rooted in tradition may struggle. New technologies have left little room for old business models -and workers who dont embrace new ways -to succeed. If the publishing world did not see the move to cyberspace coming they were fools and are now paying the price, says Adler, who authored the classic The War of the Roses, amongst other books that have gone on to become major Hollywood movies and television programs. I predicted when I first introduced the Sony Reader in 2007 that the number of stores selling printed books would shrink in years to come. Adlers personal tale illustrates it is possible to make regular creative contributions to ones field while helping to shape its direction. Such juggling, he says, is necessary in businesses growing ever more competitive because of the Internet. With over 50,000 books published weekly in America, even renowned authors are facing steep competition. The Serpents Bite, Adlers newest thriller about family dysfunction, will need to stand out if it is to get discovered. Readers can learn more about the new book at www.WarrenAdler.com. He also has free downloads of his entire blacklist available at the site. It is hard to get heard and discovered amid less shelf space, short promotional spans and an avalanche of competition on the Internet, he says. If you want to get noticed, bang the drum as loud as you can. Whether youre starting a new business or reinventing an old one, survival today means taking exponential leaps, making a splash and staying ahead of trends.

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OCTOBER, 2012 THESTAR THEWOMANBEHINDTHEWORSHIP: PASTORALPIONEER BRENDAIGLEHART REVEALS HER STORY ASSHEWENTFROMYOUNGEST ORDAINED FEMALE MINISTER OF HER TIME, TO FIRSTFEMALETOPASTORHISTORICCHURCHINOURTIME A few weeks ago, members of The Florida and Georgia Star were live atSt Simons Island First African Baptist Chuch to witness history, when Pastor Brenda Inglehart became the first female leader of the ministry which has served as a pillar of the community for over a century. We are pleased to provide you with an exclusive interview of this remarkable woman who is pleased to call Brunswick home as she focuses on recruiting souls for her Heavenly home. Rev. Brenda Igleheart continues to be a pacesetter in ministry. She is the first female to sit as Pastor of the historic St. Simons First African Baptist Church.By ARTHIA NIXON Photo:ANGELA FAVORS-MORRELL Having accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age, it seemed only natural for Brenda Iglehart to be a third generation minister of the Gospel. At 19, she was the youngest licensed evangelist in the Texas southwest jurisdiction. Now some 44, years later, Rev. Brenda Iglehart, B.A., M.A., MDiv. is a trailblazing pastor, evangelist and ministry consultant who is proud to show her passion for her Christ. Rev. Brenda is truly a pastoral pioneer. She was the second African American female clergywoman to be ordained Elder in the South Georgia Conference. She subsequently became the first South Georgia Black Clergywoman to chair a conference committee, be an elected delegate to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, serve on the national board of directors of the United Methodist Development Fund, be appointed as Associate Director of the Conference Office of Connectional Ministries and write Sunday School commentary as a columnist for the Wesleyan Christian Advocate of Georgia. In 2005 she became the 46th pastor and first female appointed to lead the historic Speedwell United Methodist Church of Savannah. I originally came here [Glynn County] as a part of the Methodist community, said Rev. Brenda. I just fell in love with the area and thought that this was the place that I would retire. But, I havent quite retired when it comes to ministry it seems. Now, shes ventured a bit further south and is now the first female to pastor the First African Baptist Church of St Simons Island, which has been a beacon in the community for over 150 years. The church was founded by slaves in 1859 and was the first place they were allowed to worship on the island. Is she a little intimidated coming into such a traditional and established ministry? Not at all, she says with her signature contagious smile. Its not quite new territory for me to come into a ministry as a pastor. Someone told me that women tend to pastor a little differently and that we add in a little nurturing and maternal touch. Even though every woman is different, I agree that you have to have a love for people, especially if you are a pastor. While feeding the spirit, Pastor Brenda is also looking at feeding the body literally. She is also focused on getting the African-American congregation aware of health issues and plans to face them with preventative measures by encouraging healthy lifestyles. Another thing she plans to focus on is the justice aspect of the community to make certain that Pastor Brenda is also looking at feeding the body literally. She is also focused on getting the AfricanAmerican congregation aware of health issues and plans to face them with preventative measures by encouraging healthy lifestyles. Another thing she plans to focus on is the justice aspect of the community to make certain that her congregation is politically savvy to know their rights, go out and vote and understand the importance of addressing community issues. It is a holistic approach, she admits. Its not just about the Spirit. We cant just focus on our vertical relationship with the Lord and not fulfill our mandate with being our brothers and sisters keeper in the community. We are a church of new beginnings like our motto states, noted Pastor Brenda. Im not all about out with the old in with the new. This is a distinctive church and we are tying in the church of yesterday with traditional flavor, by adding a contemporary edge. We are also a missions congregation so you will see us in the community and we are certainly going to be redefining and carry out our four-fold mission which includes edifying the body of Christ, exalting, evangelizing and empowering. Located on Frederica Road, St Simons First African Church is described as a beautiful two story, frame, front gable building with asbestos shingle siding, round arch windows, and an off center, pyramidal roof steeple was built in 1869 by former slaves of the St. Simons plantations. The congregation itself organized ten years earlier. Once a year during the service, someone reads the entire history of the Church.

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-4 Bengals Defense Stifles Jaguars Running Game In 27-10 Win VALDOSTA, Ga. Valdosta State rushed for 352 yards and tied a school record with seven rushing touchdowns as the Blazers defeated Edward Waters 58-10 in nonconference football action at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium Saturday evening. The win improved VSU to 3-2 while Edward Waters fell to 2-3. The Tigers have an open date this week. Tigers' QB Brandon Turman was 5 of 4 for 76 yards and two interceptions. He also ran for 38 yards. Phillip Teamer rushed for 77 yards on 12 carries. Tony Goodman led the EWC defense with 11 tackles. The 352 rushing yards marked the second-highest total in Valdosta State history, behind the 391 put up by the Blazers against Arkansas Tech on Sept. 25, 1999. VSU also passed for 183 yards in the game and forced six EWC turnovers. Valdosta State scored on five of its six first half possessions to build a 31-10 halftime lead. The Blazers wasted little time in getting on the board as they took the opening kickoff and marched 71 yards on 10 plays to score a touchdown on a five-yard touchdown run by Cedric O'Neal. After Edward Waters got a 34-yard field goal from Jerry Martin to cut the Blazer lead to 7-3 on its opening drive, VSU again found the end zone as Cayden Cochran scored on a one-yard touchdown run. Meanwhile, after a the Blazers recovered a Tiger fumble on the EWC 31, Regginald Lewis scored on a 21-yard run as time expired in the first quarter to give VSU a 21-3 advantage. Daniel Andersen added a 30-yard field goal with 8:41 to go in the second quarter before Edward Waters turned a botched punt by the Blazers into a 34-yard touchdown pass from Turman to Suwayne Hylton. VSU closed out the first half scoring with a 12-yard Cochran to Seantavious Jones touchdown pass with 1:36 remaining in the second quarter. The Blazers dominated the second half as they scored four rushing touchdowns, by four different players, while holding the Tigers to just 12 yards of total offense in the half. Cochran added a second rushing touchdown less than four minutes into the third quarter while back-up quarterback Graham Craig scored on a one-yard run later in the third. Fellow quarterback Justin Roberts added a one-yard rushing touchdown in fourth quarter while R.J. Davis scored on a 17-yard run three minutes later to close out the scoring. Twelve different Blazers registered a carry in the game, led by Austin Scott, who rushed 10 times for a teamhigh 97 yards. O'Neal added 71 yards on 10 carries while Cochran tallied five carries for 70 yards while also completing 10-of-14 passes for 173 yards and one score. Regginald Lewis led the receivers with six catches for 99 yards while Edwin Thermidor had team-high five tackles, including a sack that forced a fumble. By FRED WITT Florida Sports Wire The Cincinnati Bengals handed the Jacksonville Jaguars a 2710 defeat Sunday at EverBank Field for their third consecutive win. The Jaguars fell to 1-3. "We let the game get out of hand late," said Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey. "We have to learn how to make plays, not just defensively, but in all phases." Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert finished 23-of-34 for 186 yards and a touchdown, a two-yard pass to Marcedes Lewis. "Its about consistency," Gabbert told the media after Sunday's loss. "We need to sustain momentum and drives. That's something we will work on and get better." Running back Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 38 rushing yards on 13 carries, and had five catches for 42 yards. Rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon caught a careerhigh six passes for 48 yards for Jacksonville. Josh Scobee kicked a 21-yard field goal to cut Cincinnati's margin to 17-10. The Jaguars trailed 17-7 at halftime. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton threw for two touchdowns and scored another on the ground as he completed 20-of-31 passes for 244 yards. Former Georgia Bulldog A.J. Green caught six passes for 117 yards and scored a touchdown in his third consecutive game. Chris Pressley also caught a touchdown pass. Mike Nugent converted on both of his field goals. Gabbert was sacked six times against Cincinnati Bengals. "Obviously, we have to do better," center Brad Meester said. "As an offensive line, we take that on our shoulders, obviously. We have to do a better job protecting." The Jaguars were coming off a win over the Colts. Jacksonville still lead the all-time series, 118, but now has lost the last three meetings. TAYLOR HONORED AT HALFTIME The club placed running back Fred Taylor in their Pride Of The Jaguars on Sunday. Introduced by team owner Shad Kahn, Taylor finished his 13-year career with COLLEGESPORTS: Valdosta State Ties School TD Record In Win Over EWC Tigers Angel Earns WNBA Peak Performer Honor as League's Scoring Champion Its official! Fred Taylor was inducted into the Pride of Jaguars, Ring of Honor. Taylor will become the second former Jaguars player to be inducted into the Pride, following former offensive lineman and the first overall draft pick in franchise history. Taylor played locally from 1998 to 2008 before joining the Patriots. Pictured is Tony Hill, Thomas Jimenez and Fred Taylor. 11,695 rushing yards (11,271 with the Jaguars alone) putting him at 15th All-Time in NFL history. Taylor was drafted by the Jaguars out of Florida with the ninth overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. Khan told the crowd on Sunday, "Fred Taylor is everything you'd want in a football player and a human being." In the Jaguars' 17year history, Taylor becomes the second player to receive the honor, joining five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tony Boselli. The Jaguars' former owner, Wayne Weaver, and his wife Delores also have been named to the Pride. "Thanks for believing in the team and this city," Taylor told Khan during the ceremony. ROBINSON SUFFERS HEAD INJURY Wide receiver Laurent Robinson left Sunday's game against Bengals after making his only reception of the game. Mularkey said he has been placed in the team's concussion program. "We'll monitor him this week," Mularkey said on Monday. "But that's obviously two weeks in a row, so it's a little more of a concern this time." It would be his third concussion overall this season including one he suffered during camp. Robinson has caught nine passes for 134 yards through four games this season including the 19yarder on Sunday. In another injury update Mularkey said there is a chance linebacker Daryl Smith could return following the Jaguars' bye on Oct. 14. A groin injury has kept him out since early in the preseason. UP NEXT Mike Tice, offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, returns to Jacksonville Sunday when the Jaguars host the Bears at 4:05 p.m. Tice, 52, joined the Bears in January 2010 after spending three years with the Jaguars as an assistant head coach under Jack Del Rio. Bears' coach Lovie Smith replaced Mike Martz by promoting Tice, their former offensive line coach. The team lost two line starters in 2011, yet the Bears rushed for more than 2,000 yards for just the second time since 1990. Interception returns by Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs helped the Bears (3-1) defeat the Cowboys 34-18 Monday night in Dallas. Photos by Laurence Greene Florida/Georgia Star FREDTAYLORGETSTOPJAGHONORS The Atlanta Dreams Angel McCoughtry was honored with a 2012 WNBA Peak Performer Award for leading the league in scoring, the WNBA announced Monday. McCoughtry, who also led the league in steals, is the first member of the Dream to lead the league in scoring. The WNBA presents the Peak Performer awards annually to the players who lead the league in scoring, rebounding and assists during the regular season. Each player will receive a trophy crafted by Tiffany in honor of her accomplishments. McCoughtry earned her first Peak Performer award for scoring after averaging 21.4 points per game in 2012. The four-year veteran averaged more than 20 points per game for the third straight year and shot 45 percent from the floor. The Louisville product scored 20 or more points in 18 of her 24 games this season, including a season-high 33 against Chicago on June 2. Her career average of 19.0 points per game ranks her fourth all-time in the league. McCoughtry was the runner-up in the scoring race last year when she averaged 21.6 points, losing the title to Phoenixs Diana Taurasi by less than a tenth of a point. This season, she outdistanced the Mercurys DeWanna Bonner, who was second with an average of 20.6 points per game.

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Man Arrested for AttemptedMurderA man was arrested for attempted murder, one day after he was served with a temporary injunction for protection against domestic violence by the victim, who was his girlfriend. Police dispatched to a specific address in reference to a battery in progress. The son of the victim said that Arnold Knight, 46, struck her mother with a crow bar or other metal object. Knight had already disappeared from the scene by the time the police came. Upon arrival the victim was inside the residence lying on thee couch with blood upon her face and head. She was said to have wounds on her head and face where both her eyes were swollen shut. She was transported by a helicopter to a hospital, where she would receive medical treatment. Contact was made with the son, who stated that he was leaving for school when he opened the front door and saw his mother lying on the ground. She was lying near the rear passenger side of the vehicle gasping as she was breathing and Knight was standing on the other side of the vehicle holding an object in his hand. The victims son stated that the object looked dark and metal possibly being a crow bar. Knight asked him, What do you want? He was scared and ran into the home, locked the door, and woke his sister up. He then called 911. The son and daughter of the victim said that their mother and Knight had been in a relationship since June or July of this year. Knight moved in shortly after and has been living with them for the past several months. They also told police Knight was currently on probation in Alabama for possession of marijuana and attempted murder of his ex-girlfriends child, who he shot with a gun. Police contacted the victim at the hospital. She said that she went to her vehicle as she normally does in the morning to get ready to take her son to school. As she walked towards her vehicle, she heard the trash can move behind her. When she turned around and saw Knight, she ran around the vehicle and Knight went after her to strick her in the head with an unknown object. She lost consciousness during the attack and later woke up after it was done. A week before the incident, a judge signed a temporary injunction for protection against domestic violence so that there would be no contact between Knight and the victim, according to reports. Police searched the area near the crime scene and a steel pipe, approximately 12 to 16 inches, was found in a drainage ditch. The pipe was tested and showed a positive presumptive test for the presence of blood. When Knight was arrested and questioned, he said he did not use a crow bar. Knight was charged with felony attempted murder. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia StarOCTOBER 06, 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. Man gets Life After Threatening to Kill Girlfriend A man was sentenced to life for threatening to kill his girlfriend. 35-year-old Timothy Emanuel Green was said to have broken into an apartment in search for his girlfriend. He could not find her and threatened his girlfriends sister with a handgun before he left. Green soon came back to the apartment and looked for his girlfriend again. He found her hiding in the closet and tried to strangle her. He then threatened to kill her if she didnt tell him where she was earlier in the evening. Green was arrested and charged with two counts of armed burglary with assault or battery, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of battery. According to reports, Green is a convicted felon and was released from prison in October 2009 after serving ten years for armed robbery. Timothy Green Arnold Knight

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C&J 2 THE STAR OCTOBER 06, 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. Anywhere, Anyone Most local and state criminal codes don't define "carjacking." It's reported as either auto theft or armed robbery. This means that no solid statistics exist on time, place, and victims. Though carjackings can occur anytime, a sizable share appear to take place during the late night hours. Carjacking isn't just a problem in large cities it happens in suburbs, small towns, and rural areas. Carjackers look for opportunity. They don't choose victims by sex, race, or age. Golden opportunities: what do carjackers look for? Intersections controlled by stop lights or signs. Garages and parking lots for mass transit, shopping malls, and grocery stores. Self-serve gas stations and car washes. ATMs (automated teller machines). Residential driveways and streets as people get into and out of cars. Highway exit and entry ramps, or anyplace else that drivers slow down or stop. Reduce Your Risk Getting In Walk with purpose and stay alert. Approach your car with the key in hand. Look around and inside the car before getting in. Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers. Trust your instincts if something makes you feel uneasy, get into the car quickly, lock the doors, and drive away. On the Road Keep your doors locked and windows rolled up (at least part-way, if it's hot and you don't have air conditioning), no matter how short the distance or how safe the neighborhood. When you're coming to a stop, leave enough room to maneuver around other cars, especially if you sense trouble and need to get away. Drive in the center lane to make it harder for would-be carjackers to approach the car. Avoid driving alone. Go with someone whenever possible, especially at night. Don't stop to assist a stranger whose car is broken down. Help instead by driving to the nearest phone and calling police to help. Getting Out Park in well-lighted areas, near sidewalks or walkways. Avoid parking near dumpsters, woods, large vans or trucks, or anything else that limits your visibility. Never leave valuables in plain view, even if the car is locked. Put them in the trunk or out of sight. Try to park in a garage with an attendant. Leave only the ignition key, with no identification. Even if you're rushed, look around before you get out and stay alert to the surroundings. Your Safety Homeless Man and Juvenile Brutally Beat Another Man A man and a juvenile, both homeless, were arrested for inflicting severe injuries to another homeless man. Police received a call from employees of a nearby Race Trac who said a 48 year old man stumbled into their gas station at 2 a.m. and appeared to have been severely beaten and was bleeding. The victim said he was beaten by Lee Edward Allen Hill, 43, and Damian Paul Griffin, 14, who is Hills stepson. The victim was transported to a hospital and doctors said that he had broken facial bones and was bleeding into his brain. Due to the severity of the injuries, the victim was transported to a different hospital for specialized treatment and surgeries. Deputies responded to the underside of a bridge of where the attack was said to have occurred and met with Hill, Griffin, and the boys mother, Tammy Griffin. All three were transported to the District Office to be interviewed. Tammy Griffin said there was an argument between the two men and the boy, so she left to get some beer and get some of her belongings from a nearby homeless area. She said when she returned, Hill and her son walked out from under the bridge with blood on them. The two told her they fought with the victim and he left. The victim was punched, hit and kicked in the rib area and face causing the severe injuries. Hill and Griffin were arrested and taken to jail. They were charged with felony aggravated battery. Hill remains in jail on no bond while Griffin, a juvenile, was transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice. CarjackingStealing a car by force has captured headlines across the country. Statistically your chances of being a carjacking victim are very slim, and prevention actions can reduce the risk even more. Why is Carjacking a Problem? It's a crime of opportunity a thief searching for the most vulnerable prey. Sometimes it's the first step in another crime. For some young people, carjacking may be a rite of passage, a status symbol, or just a thrill. Cars, especially luxury ones, provide quick cash for drug users and other criminals. More teens and adults commit crimes of violence than ever before.

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Man Facing Cocaine Charge Caught with Cocaine in Court Aurora, ILAlex Robinson, 37, was due in court for a probation hearing on a cocaine deliver charge from 2006. Robinson was at the security checkpoint and when the metal detector sounded, he was told to step back and empty his pockets. He placed a bag containing three grams of cocaine into a bin to be scanned. He then tried to leave, but was arrested. Robinson was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. In 2006, he was charged with delivery of cocaine and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and two years of probation. In 2011, he was arrested again for violating his probation. Teen Murders Mother and Dumps Body in Dumpster Bronx, NY16-year-old Darwin Jackson allegedly shot his mother and tossed her body in a dumpster. Her body was found by the buildings superintendent who called police. Jackson had a little sister who was often seen with the mother, but people said that Jackson and his mother did not have a good relationship. A trail of blood was found from the apartment to the dumpster and surveillance video showed Jackson dragging his mothers body. Jackson admitted later that he fired a shot at his mothers head and then hit her with a baseball bat because of all the arguments they have been through for him frequently being out late at night. There was no sign of remorse or emotion from Jackson. He was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter and weapons possession. OCTOBER, 2012 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Server at Chilis Steals Card Numbers from Customers A server at Chilis was arrested after stealing bank card numbers from customers and going on a shopping spree. 34-year-old Niquarus O. Rawls stole bank card numbers of several customers at a Chilis restaurant where he was employed as a server. Rawls took the stolen card numbers to a sporting goods store and gave the card numbers to acquaintance and store employee, 26-year-old Shaira Garcia. Garcia manually keyed in the card numbers and allowed Rawls to make several large purchases. Rawls and Garcia completed a total of seventeen transactions beginning in late April and continuing over a four-week period. The amount of merchandise and gift cards taken from the store using the stolen card numbers was $24,000.72. Police are still investigating and looking to see whether a couple of Walmart employees were involved Rawls was arrested and charged with organized fraud and grand theft. Garcia was arrested as well. Rawls was later released on $7,000 bond. Woman Faces Child Neglect and Drug Charges A woman was arrested after leaving her children to see her boyfriend. At about 1 a.m., a concerned neighbor reported hearing a child crying in a nearby front yard. The neighbor had tried to find a responsible adult without success. When deputies responded, they discovered a 4-year-old crying boy outside and a 5-year-old boy sleeping in the house. When no adults could be found, deputies tracked down 23-year-old Ykevia Joness cell phone number and called her. She initially claimed over the phone that she had just run to the store for a moment. Later, she arrived at the house and admitted to deputies that she had been visiting a boyfriend. She wasnt planning on being gone long, so she had left the children asleep and unattended. Deputies also found a small amount of marijuana in Joness car. Jones was charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified, and the children were turned over to Joness mother. Man and His Dog Both Attack Police, Dog Shot and Killed Mesa, AZSamkeith Jurden was reportedly seen at a Target store wearing nothing but a swimsuit and black socks, sitting in the middle of an aisle. He was also with his pit bull without a leash and was on the phone trying to get his grandmother to pray for him. When police arrived, Jurden immediately started to fight with the officers when he was told he was under arrest. He then bit the cop on the arm and tried to run away, but was caught immediately. As Jurden got in a scuffle with the officers and fighting them, his dog bit the arm of the officer that was on Jurden. The dog was shot and killed. Jurden was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, and one count each of resisting arrest, assault by a "vicious animal," disorderly conduct, and criminal trespassing. His is being held on $5,600. Man Accidentally Sends Sex Text to all Contacts 24-year-old swimming coach Craig Evans decided to send a very personal text to his lover, but accidentally sent it to every contact in his phonebook. The text message was also sent to two young schoolgirls, ages 13 and 14. The message was an invitation to his girlfriend asking her if she would like to have sex with him. Even family members received the message. Evans was arrested and charged with causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Later, the judge let Evans go given the unusual circumstances. Ykevia Jones Niquarus Rawls

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C&J 4 THE STAR OCTOBER 06, 2012 Community Update Community Update 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: Myra Raquel Culliver Age: 15 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 8/30/12 Name: Artrevia L. Williams Age: 17 Weight: 200 lbs Last seen: 5/07/12 Name: Demetrious Land Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 9/20/12 Name: Nacoyia Shanyia Owens Harris Age:17 Weight:140 lbs Last seen: 5/24/12 Name: Raven Minor Age: 15 Weight: 240 lbs Last seen: 5/28/12MOSTWANTED Stabbing Suspect Police responded to an address in reference to a stabbing. The victim, Ronnie Bruce Hill, was stabbed in his neck by his live in girlfriend, suspect Tonya Michelle Bell. The victim was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition where he is still in serious condition. An arrest warrant has just been issued for the suspect, Tonya Michelle Bell. Attached are two photos of the wanted suspect. Suspect: Tonya Michelle Bell Black female, 10/26/1970 Anyone with any information about the locations of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name:Exzell BosticOffense:Felony Battery Name: Mark Black Offense:Obstruct Crime Investigation Name: Landy Merrell BoatwrightOffense: Organized Fraud Name:Destini Danielle Blount Offense: Contraband

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THE STAR PR 1 STUDENT NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC TALENTXavier was inducted into a national program to utilize his math and science talents. He will compete in a national contest later this year in Dallas. Congratulations Xavier from the Florida Star staff! Rinetta Fefie and son Xavier. Xavier Fefie RE/MAX Air Balloon at Frank H. Peterson Academies of TechnologyLearning and fun at Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, part of Duval County Public Schools. David Venters, an aviation instructor at the school, worked with RE/MAX to bring their hot-air balloon to campus. The purpose behind the event was for his aviation students to get a hands-on lesson on the science behind how a hot-air balloon works. A few dozen students, teachers, staff and even the principal each went on a ride approximately 20 feet in the air. This was the first year the students in his class were able to enjoy in this opportunity.

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 THE STAR PR 2 Is it time to teach kids about stranger safety?Ronald W. Holmes, Ph.D. Education Editor/Vice PresidentA missing kid is a frightening experience for any parent. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), 800,000 children younger than 18 are missing annually an average of 2,185 children reported missing daily. Sixty-three percent of the abductions involve non-family members such as a babysitter, friend, long-term acquaintance, neighbor, caretaker or person of authority; whereas, 37 percent of the abductions involve a stranger. Most abductions occur during the day while a child is walking home or riding a bicycle between the hours of two and seven in the evening. Considering the number of children reported missing, the critical questions to be asked are: Is it time to teach kids about stranger safety? What are safety tips for children and parents? In a recent NBC special documentary, My Kid Would Never Do That: Stranger Danger, elementary school kids were tested on what they would do when approached by a stranger. The kids were not aware they were being videotaped by NBC and watched by their parents. The children were only informed that they were participating in a community project to make posters for U.S. troops. The hope was that the kids would remember the things their parents taught them about getting into a vehicle with a stranger. The kids participating in the experiment included the NBC reporters own son, a set of twins, three girls who did not know each other and three boys that knew each other. The children were all faced with the same challenge: a stranger in an ice cream truck offers free ice cream and coerces them to come into the truck and look at the trucks music machine. All of the kids had been coached by their parents about the dangers of talking and accepting items from strangers. The results of the experiment were disappointing and scary. Of the twins, one child was reluctant to get in the truck, refused to accept ice cream and expressed that they would have to ask their parents about the strangers requests. The other twin took the ice cream. The three girls who did not know each other became very excited about the arrival of the ice cream truck. All of the girls followed the stranger to the back of the truck and one of them got into the truck, received her ice cream and started marveling over the trucks music machine. One of the three girls who had been taught repeatedly by her father (a police officer) about stranger safety, pulled the other girl away from the truck and told her that it was a scam. With the repeated coercing of the stranger, the two girls cautiously approached the side of the truck and reluctantly got ice cream from the stranger. Of the three boys who were very good friends, one child stayed back (the NBC reporters son) while the other two boys followed the stranger to the truck. Eventually, all three boys got their ice cream with the reporters son running for safety behind the project area. All of the parents were disappointed with their children and realized they had to work more with them to help them understand the dangers of talking with strangers and accepting items from them. To avoid potential abductions, NCMEC provides the following safety tips for children and parents: For children, they should (1) avoid being tricked by adults who offer special gifts or treats such as ice cream; (2) get approval from your parents before you go or do anything with a stranger; (3) say no to all requests by strangers and (4) take a friend when you go somewhere. Parents should (1) teach kids to avoid getting in or going towards a strangers vehicle; (2) establish rules for where they can go in the neighborhood (3) practice roleplaying various scenarios and (4) keep open lines of communication. Similarly, the NBC expert on abductions noted that parents should teach kids at a young age how to say no and be assertive and strong when approached by strangers. She also noted that parents should place emphasis on teaching kids about different abduction situations such as what to say if a stranger says, Dont tell your parents. Keeping our children safe is a major responsibility of parents. In todays environment, our children can be faced with untold scams that can ultimately harm them mentally and physically. As parents, we must diligently train our children about how to handle strangers and the actions they can take when they are in dangerous situations. Saving is all about spending less, which is easier than you think Some people joke that a budget is just a method for going broke methodically. But that's only true if budgets are made and not followed. Fortunately for you, there are ways to save more and spend less so you can stay on-budget and out of debt. It's easy: Avoid credit cards. Switch to debit instead. That way you won't spend more money than you have. Plus you won't get into more debt and won't ever pay interest, which is just wasted cash. Cut unnecessary costseven the small ones. Think about it this way: one store-bought coffee per day can cost you well over $100 a month. Cutting those extraneous expenses, or figuring out cheaper alternatives, can be the best way to save money every month. Plan for fun ahead of time. We get itspontaneity is the spice of life. But to make sure you can afford it, designate "fun funds" ahead of time. You don't need to decide where to spend it. You just need to decide how much you have. Make a weekly budget instead of one for the whole semester. That way it's easier to monitor what you're spending and how much money you have left. Sign up for SmarterBucks.Since everyone needs to spend some money, you might as well get rewarded for it. And isn't it about time those rewards were actually worth something? Earn SmarterBucks rewards on the money you're already spending and use them to pay down your student loans. Did You Know? Student loans can't be discharged in bankruptcy under normal circumstances. That means you're stuck with them for life, whether or not you can afford them. http://www.simpletuition.com

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OCTOBER 6, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 Halloween, Beyond the Candy(Family Features) Kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween each year. From the costumes, to the sweet treats, theres plenty to get excited about. But Halloween also provides the perfect opportunity for kids to get involved in the community as well. Use these tips to help your child think of the holiday as yet another way to spread a festive spirit, with less emphasis on candy, and more emphasis on giving back. Collect donations for a cause. If your kids plan to trick-or-treat, talk to them about collecting coins for an organization that helps children in need throughout the world. For 62 years, Trick-orTreat for UNICEF has encouraged kids to help raise funds for their peers in developing countries by going door-todoor on Halloween night or participating in other festive fundraising activities. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is a powerful way for parents to teach their children the value of helping others and for kids to learn about the world, said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. For the first time, the traditional Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF box has been given a new look, with six spooky new character boxes a monster, black cat, princess, pumpkin, vampire and a witch. Fundraising kits containing the character boxes may be ordered online with free shipping at www.trickortreatforunicef.org or by calling 1800-FOR-KIDS while supplies last. Share some spooky treats. Most kids love to get involved in the kitchen especially when sweet treats are involved. This year, whip up a batch of spooky treats together to share with neighbors, teachers, patients at the local hospital, and residents at your nearest retirement home. Get crafty with the kids. Encourage your child to use their creative talents to help spread the Halloween spirit by designing their own Trickor-Treat for UNICEF box. This year, we want to tap into childrens imaginations by letting them bring their own creativity to the traditional Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes, said Stern. The Create-a-Character contest allows kids to submit their Halloween character design for a chance to be selected for the Trick-orTreat for UNICEF 2013 limited edition collection. Make it a group activity encourage your childs scout troop to participate, or help your child organize a party for neighborhood kids to spend an afternoon designing characters, then enter online before Oct. 26, 2012 at www.trick ortreatforunicef.org Fundraising kits containing a blank collection box for design may be ordered online with free shipping or by calling 1-800-FOR-KIDS while supplies last. This year Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has partnered with national sponsors Key Club International and MediaVest, and promotional supporters American Airlines and Coinstar, Inc. Donate old costumes. Your kids grow quickly, so its unlikely theyll be able to wear the same Halloween costume two years in a row. Discuss with your child the needs of other children their age and give them the opportunity to donate their gently used Halloween costumes and clothing. Be sure to explain to your children how their costumes can help make another childs Halloween extra special, and make sure theyre involved in the donation process. Host a Halloween slumber party. Encourage your child to invite their closest friends for a night of spooktacular fun and treats. Ask each child to bring a canned good to the party to donate to your local food kitchen. With a little planning and creativity, you can use the excitement of Halloween to encourage your child to give back to their community as well. N N W 6

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PR 4 PREP RAP OCTOBER 6, 2012 Poison Prevention Week Council announces poster contest winners; Jacksonville students take first, second place nationallyALEXANDRIA, VA The Poison Prevention Week Council today announced the winners of the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week poster contest. National Poison Prevention Week, held the third week in March each year, is observed nationally to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. National Poison Prevention Week, held the third week in March each year, is observed nationally to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. In honor of this awareness week, the Poison Prevention Week Council conducts a nationwide poster contest to educate the public about the dangers of poisonings and the importance of poisoning prevention. The winning poster in each division will be featured on the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week posters. First, second and third place winners in each division will be posted on www.poisonprevention.org. More than 150 posters were submitted from around the nation. One winner was selected in each of the three divisions: grades K 2nd; 3rd 5th; and 6th 8th. The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville (FPICJAX) Duval County service area winners of the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest are as follows: Grades 6th 8th, 1st place: Natalie Loos, Jacksonville Grades 6th 8th, 2nd place: Madison Yertzell, Jacksonville Grades K 2nd, 2nd place: Kevin McAfee, Jacksonville Winners were selected based on creativity, design and poisoning prevention messages. The children, and the art teachers who inspire them, continue to impress us with their creativity and talent, said Courtney Wilson, Poison Prevention Week Council chair. It has been a pleasure to review all of the submissions. We are extremely proud of the winners and are excited to share their work. Posters can be ordered through the Poison Prevention Week Council website: www.poisonprevention.org. Information is now available for the FPICJAX Regional Poster Contest in preparation for National Poison Prevention Week 2013, which is March 17 23. The contest is open to children grouped in grades K 2nd, 3rd 5th and 6th 8th. You may call the Education Office of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville at 904244-4465, or email Phyllis Bell-Davis at bdavis@poison.ufl.edu for more information and entry guidelines. If you suspect a poisoning has occurred, or if you have questions concerning poisonings, immediately call the Poison Center Help line toll free, 24 hours a day at 1800-222-1222 and a Specialist in Poison Information will assist you. Dont waste time on the Internet; call the Poison Center for the right answer the first time. Natalie Loos, 1st Place 2013 National Poison Prevention Week Council Poster Contest 6th 8th grade level Kevin McAfee, 2nd Place 2013 National Poison Prevention Week Council Poster Contest, K-2nd grade level Madison Yertzell, 2nd Place 2013 National Poison Prevention Week Council Poster Contest 6th 8th grade leve