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

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

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University of Florida
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Rev. Jesse Jackson has not retired his marching boots. In response to an Illinois factorys move, Rev. Jesse Jackson joined a number of people outside of the factory to protest the move. Police officers placed the Civil Rights leader under arrest for criminal trespass. Sensata Technologies, a factory that manufactures and sells sensors and controls for auto companies, is moving to China which will leave at least 170 Illinois residents unemployed. Company officials say most of the plants revenues are generated in Asia, making the move a logical decision. €Sensata, a subsidiary of Mitt Romney's former company Bain Capital, has a factory in China €The group is shifting jobs from the United States to the Chinese plant €Workers there say this is simple economics at work The American flag flew proudly at the gates of the Sensata plant, but the facility is also a symbol of Chinese economic power. Workers in Freeport, Illinois, say this is where their jobs are going. Angry American workers are camping in tents outside the Sensata plant in Freeport, protesting the planned closure of a place where they have worked for decades. By Arthia Nixon The www.thefloridastar.com Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted ad@thefloridastar.com NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER I N S I D E 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... B-7 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 OCTOBER 27 NOVEMBER 2, 2012 VOL. 62 NO. 27 50 CENTS An Award Winning Publication, serving you since 1951. Rated AŽ by the Better Business Bureau Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show.WWW.thefloridastar.comThe peoples choice Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star!(904) 766-8834Still Number One!Striving to make a difference CRIME and JUSTICE President Drives New Chevy Volt INSIDE Shooting Death at Megachurch Cris Brown Not Forgiven Sports B-3 Prep Rap -B-2 Mother-Daughter Look A like-B-1 Floyd Palmer, 52, shooter Jax Citizens to Stage Occupy the Vote FLORIDA GEORGIA Gregory McDowell, 39 Victim The Jacksonville Branch NAACP Brings National President to City Benjamin Todd Jealous, 17th President and CEO of the NAACP Jacksonville NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Awards Thursday, November 1, 2012Prime Osborn III Convention Center Benjamin Todd Jealous Keynote Speaker Community Leaders to be HonoredFour Duval County Public School Students, Semi-finalists, National Achievement Scholarship Program to be recognizedDinner: 7:00 p.m. $60.00 per person; $600.00 Table; Special Sponsor Package 904-764-1753 or 764-7578 1725 Oakhurst Avenue, Suite 401 Jacksonville, FL 32208 jaxnaacp@comcast.net A 39 year-old man about to lead parishioners in Wednesday morning prayer in the chapel of Creflo Dollars World Changers Ministries International was gunned down in front of about 25 witnesses. Fulton County police swarmed on the College Park compound where only parents of the children who were in the daycare were allowed on site to pick up their kids. Nearby schools were under lockdown for about an hour after the incident occurred. According to police, the suspect, 52 year-old Floyd Palmer, a former church employee who resigned in August was the suspect identified by witnesses. It is alleged that Palmer walked into the chapel wearing a suit and tie and opened fire. He fled the scene in a black Subaru. It was reported that Palmer has spent time as a patient in a mental institution and has now been arrested. The Florida and Georgia Star The president of the United States has many privileges but driving is not one of them. On NBCs Tonight Show, President Obama revealed that he recently was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Volt, the controversial extendedrange electric car, for a drive. Even though he was limited and could only stay on the grounds of the White House. He told Jay Leno that he enjoyed the plug-in car which is rated at 35 miles of electric driving before its gas motor kicks in. Rush Limbaugh and other Republicans have criticized the vehicle since it is a General Motors product and the company received government funds to stay in business. The president drove it three times around the lawn driveway. He called it his big joy ride. Jacksonville will make history throughout the United States as they make their way to the polls and cast their ballots in support of a candidate that support their issues and to vote for or against amendments that will have a long lasting impact on our quality of life, said Senator Tony Hill. On Friday, October 26, 2012, they will begin camping out at 9 pm at the Gateway Town Center to be there when the polls open at 7 am, to cast their votes at the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office. Early voting takes place from October 27 to November 3rd and the polls will be open from 7 am to 7pm. All voters are welcome to join them. Many organizations, including sororities, fraternities, churches and social and other organizations will join Hill and others in the camping and voting, Florida clergy and activists across the state will begin their campaign to take Souls to the Polls.Ž Jax Continued on A-3 Georgetown, GuyanaƒSinger/actor Chris Brown may have the forgiveness by one Caribbean woman for his violent actions against her, but womens groups in the region are not as pardoning. The latest case of Breezy backlash is coming from Guyana where women are asking the government to reconsider allowing the pop star to perform on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas. Domestic violence activists and womens rights groups in Guyana are slamming the government for giving tax breaks and allowing Brown to participate in the Unforgettable 2Ž concert. Their main objection is that they feel the government is supporting a man who has been convicted of battering his partner in a nation where domestic violence is prevalent. Recent acts against women included a businesswoman and her toddler sons being found with their throats slashed in her bed and another woman being set on fire by her spouse. Rev. Jesse Jackson Arrested

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JACKSONVILLE, FL AUSTIN Paul Henry, Sr., 81, died October 19, 2012. BERRY Azel Marion, 76, died October 15, 2012. BIANCO Hannah Sheehy, 53, died October 20, 2012. BYRD, Roy, Sr., 62, died October 17, 2012. CLARK Phyllis Spinney, 85, died October 10, 2012. CLEMONS, Andrew Jackson, died October 17, 2012. COBB, William (Bill), 82, died October 17, 2012. DEEL Marlin, 80, died October 16, 2012. FINUCAN, Thelma Lewis Conner, 96, died October 17, 2012. FLOURNOY, Carissa Nichole, died October 23, 2012. FRAZIER, Johnny, died October 19, 2012. GLOVER, Eric T., died October 17, 2012. GREENE Mattie Sue, 68, died October 20, 2012. HEDGES, Joanne M., 85, died October 22, 2012. HERNDON, Edward H., 77, died October 18, 2012. KEY Charles H., 78, died October 21, 2012. MATTOX James Palmer, II, 80, died October 23, 2012. McKEIVER Spencer, died October 16, 2012. McLELLAND Eva, 91, died October 20, 2012. McMILLON, Gwendolyn J., 68, died October 18, 2012. McMULLEN, Susie Lee, 88, died October 18, 2012. MEADE Isabella Young, 94, died October 19, 2012. NEAL, Charles, 68, died October 17, 2012. PERKINS Rodell, died October 19, 2012. PERRY, Bonnie, died October 21, 2012. PETERSON, Lee, 79, died October 16, 2012. PICKMAN, Sheila Denise, 40, died October 19, 2012. PITTS Phyllis Diane, 62, died October 18, 2012. RANDOLPH, Donnie, died October 22, 2012. RICHARDSON, Azalea, died October 16, 2012. RICHMOND, Mary C. 97, died October 17, 2012. RIELLY, Doris Braddock, 96, died October 20, 2012. ROBINS LaShawn P., 40, died October 19, 2012. RODGERS, Claude L., 83, died October 17, 2012. SIMMONS, Lula, died October 22, 2012. SINGLETON, Lealer, died October 21, 2012. SIRMANS, Ellis, Jr., 75, died October 21, 2012. SKYLARK, Major Henry, died October 21, 2012. SMITH Charles Edward, Sr., died October 19, 2012. STARCHER Robert B., 51, died October 23, 2012. TAYLOR Ruth, died October 18, 2012. THOMAS Carrol Sue, 71, died October 17, 2012. THOMAS Katherine, 85, died October 17, 2012. TUCKER, Dale V., Jr., 23, died October 20, 2012. TURNER Gwendolyn Scott, died October 15, 2012. WADE Jason Blair, died October 16, 2012. WATTS, Saundra, 20, died October 20, 2012. WEBB, Sarah, 94, died October 19, 2012. WHITE Kevin R., died October 22, 2012. WHITE, Leonard, died October 16, 2012.WILLIAMS, Mable L., 73, died October 18, 2012. YARBROUGH Cliff, 83, died October 17, 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 27, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.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. 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 CHURCH OF GOD BY FAITH CONVENTION, December 20-23, 2012 This is a reminder to reserve your rooms. November 2nd is Ad Cut-off; November 9th is One Stop/Early Registration Deadline; November 26th is Reservation Cut-off (rooms $79.00 plus tax). Visit our website to register for Childrens Church Ministry. Send Ads for the souvenir book to: info@cogbf.org or slundy@cogbf.org. In just over a year, we will celebrate a grand, almost unheard of, momentous occasion of 100 Yrs Old. Lets maintain the greatness, send your Ads today. The Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement, Inc., a local non-profit organization is soliciting your support. We are now asking for your help by donating non-perishable items for our fast approaching 'Thanksgiving Basket Give-AWay'. Each year JLOC-MMM Inc., for the past 7 years, has worked hard to bring joy to underserved families in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. You can donate very easy by bringing your non-perishable item / items to 916 N. Myrtle Avenue, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. You can also call us at 904-240-9133 or 904-354-1775 for pick up. If you want to know more about Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement Inc., visit our website: www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc. Please help JLOC,MMM Inc., as we work to end the community violence by providing a good, quality education and not more incarceration ." GREATER MT. ARARAT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Rev. David L. Scott, Pastor. Beginning Saturday, November 10th at 6:00pm and ending Sunday, November 11th, the church will be celebrating their Pastors One Year Anniversary in the churchs sanctuary at 181 N.E. Buddy Ave., Lake City, FL 32055. Saturdays guest speaker will be Bishop Kenneth Troupe, Pastor of Salvation Holiness Church, Lake City, FL with the Rev. A.L. Jordan, Pastor of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL, presiding. The Sunday Morning Worship at 11:00a.m. will feature Minister Archie Harrison, Associate Minister of The First Baptist Church of Mandarin (Rev. Dr. Gary Williams, Pastor) as the guest speaker. The Anniversary will conclude at 4:00p.m., Sunday evening, with the Rev. Ronald V. Walters, Pastor of Oliver Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City, FL delivering the closing Anniversary message. The Rev. Dr. Percy Jackson, Sr., Pastor of The Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL will be presiding. For more information, please contact Sis. Denise Mayo, Chairperson at (386) 755-7330. ZION HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Senior Women Ministry will have their Annual OldFashion Program, Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2803 Edgewood Ave. Our special guests will be Northeast Fla., Prison Ministry, Mary Singleton Choir, The Drayton Family, Rufus English and The Sophisticated Gents. Please come and join us in this Spiritual Filled Program. Following, this program we will serve an oldfashion dinner. Sister Mary Roper, Chairlady, Sister Edith Hicks, President, Rev. Clifford Johnson, Pastor. Church 904-764-9353 ST. PHILIPS EPISCOPAL CHURCH presents EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE DAY October 28, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. The Edward Waters College Concert Choir is directed by Mrs. Barbara Bouie. There willbe an opportunity for a Freewill Offering.Ž The church is located at 321 West Union Street in Jacksonville. For more information, call 904-354-1053 or 1080. Website: www.stphilipsjax.org SAVE AMERICA FOUNDATION You are cordially invited to the Save America Foundation free monthly Public Forum held at Congressional Hall in Clearwater, FL, Thursday, November 1, 2012 6 9 P.M.; 6:15 Meet and Greet. Light refreshments served. Get your raffle tickets for an awesome Thanksgiving themed prize. The SAF store will be open with many closed-out items from $1; 6:45 Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance by the SAF Pastor G. Antonio Smart The Save America Foundation is located at 10300 49th Street North, Suite 203, Clearwater, FL 33762. For more information, call 727-329-0490. www.SaveAmericaFoundation.com

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OCTOBER 27, 2012THE STAR PAGE A-3 It is agreed by analysis that a presidential candidate cannot win without winning the state of Ohio. So every four years, candidates fight hard to please the people of Ohio. This year, it has been discovered, and reported by PoliticolNews.com that Mitt Romneys son, Tagg Romney, has invested in the electronic voting machines being used in Ohio. The new voting machines are under the brand name HART Intercivic and Tagg Romney is one of the owners of the company. In recent weeks, according to a report, Tagg has taken a more active role in his fathers campaign managementŽ but when you look further, he also has a major problem with that role. By virtue of conflict of interest alone, this role should be investigated by the DOJ preferably involving the addition of the FBI. Homeland Security and the CIA to ensure this connection will not endanger the vote in Ohio and other states. After all, isnt the security of an election both state and federal authorities responsibility to ensure the election is not stolen, tampered, or altered? In response to the revealing of the connection between Mitt Romney and the voting machines in Ohio, a petition has been formed calling for a Federal Investigation of the conflict. The petition is asking Mr. Holder and President Obama to initiate an investigation before November 6, 2012. Jax Continued from A-1

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PAGE A-4THE STAROCTOBER 27, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Happy Birthday To Me! Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday!This time last year, I did not let you forget it was my birthday. I was quieter about it this year (chalk it up to maturity). Nevertheless, it was a weekend to remember. In fact, I cant wait to share the wonderful adventures Ive had this year. The Florida Black Expo, which is always the same weekend as my birthday, is a thinly disguised birthday bash for me ( FBE F lorida B lack E xpo, F rances B radley E xtravaganza)! For eleven years, Darrin Thomas, President of Thomas Media Group, publishers of the Black Pages and sponsors of Florida Black Expo, his executive team from the Columbia, S.C. headquarters … Jeannie Jackson, Vice President of Marketing, Tre Tailor, Director of Media Relations, Cheryl Brown, Comptroller, Sir Armin Sheffield, Graphics Designer, Natasha Jenkins, Expo Coordinator, and Thelma Davidson, Sr. Account Executive (Jacksonville) …, the local team headed by Volume Burks, and including Ok Sun Burks, Brenda Frinks, and the events sponsors, among them Florida Blue, City of Jacksonville, Wells Fargo, BB&T, have joined forces to present an exciting, multi-day event in Jacksonville. Thank you Darrin and Jeannie for my birthday gift, R&B crooner, Eric Benet, who is also a Libran! As exciting as all that was, the best was yet to come. I was reduced to blubber and tears the next day when friends and family surprised me with a party at the Island Tropics Restaurant Banquet Room (my favorite Jamaican diner). I was completely, thoroughly, unequivocally, without a doubt SURPRISED when, Corey and Franklin Wilborn Jeanine Downing and Sydney Nurse (owner of the restaurant) ushered me into the restaurants banquet room under the guise of touring the facilities for a debate watch event! It was an intimate affair put together by my BFFs, Ok Sun and Volume Burks, cousin Barbara Breaker, and a host of friends who managed to surreptitiously plan something for a very inquisitive person (some call it nosey, but I know I would have made a great detective). Thank you old friends who could not be there ( Reneeand Frank Lee, Patricia Tompkins ), kindergarten friend, jazz flutist Linda Witsell who, on the spot, graciously agreed to play a jazz tune, Night in Tunisia (I knew shed have her axeŽ), new friends (ye of first name fame) Chevara (Orrin) and Marlon (Hubbard), good friend Velda Scott god sister and god brother, Janice and Tariq MunginBey goddaughter Titilayo Kendrick, Delorise Kendrick and her babies, DeAndre and Deanna, Brenda Onfroy, Lauretta Mims, cousin James Burroughs, Linda and Dennis Stewart, George and Hazel Gillis, Carl Gamble, Scott and Maggie Grimes and their children, Marsha and Michael Phelts (love the iron American Beach sign), Marilyn Williams, Ken Hamilton, my Chloe-oe and Clint Groomes, Mary Jones, Hyacinth Jackson, Martha Aduibaje Davis, Vimilakshi Archer, Herb Wilson, Jacoby Pittman-Peele, Khamil Ojoyo (who ducked out before I could get my swing onŽ), Walter Guice massage therapist extraordinaire, (who let me get my swing onŽ as we sang Luthers Bad Boy/Having a Party), and everyone who made this special new year unforgettable … they pinned money to my clothes, making me a walking money treeŽ. Food, wine, money, friends, family … who could ask for anything more? Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good party. So, we ended the night at Casbah Restaurant on St. Johns Avenue with the incredible jazz sounds of 3 rd Bass … Eric Riehm, Von Barlow, and Lawrence Buckner Yes, they pinned more money on the birthday girl! Ok Sun Burks, "Thank you all for coming. The guest of honor should be arriving shortly." "SURPRISE!" "Oh, My God!" "Okay, let's get ready, I just saw her arrive..." "Where'd she go? Corey, where are you taking her?" "Oh, My God!" The Grimes children. I've known them since they were zygotes!

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PAGE A-6THE STAR OCTOBER 27, 2012 Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relax„weve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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PAGE A-5 THE STAR OCTOBER 27, 2012 Man Sets House on Fire Over Unreturned DVDs A man was arrested after a house was set on fire. Police received a call at 3:07 a.m. on a report of a disturbance and structure fire. The 53-year-old owner of the home told police who said 39-year-old Daniel Matthew Lewis was a guest in his home the day before and there was an altercation between the two of them. The owner said he had DVD movies that belonged to Lewis and around 3 a.m., Lewis came back attempting to get his DVDs back. Lewis struck the front door with his fists, damaging the door, and attempted to enter by force. The owner called the police and went outside to see if there were damages to the door, while waiting for deputies to arrive. When the owner was outside, he said he saw a fire on the end of his home and attempted to extinguish it with his hand causing him to sustain burn injuries. He was soon treated on the scene. He told police that he noticed a two-gallon plastic gas can was moved from where he originally had placed it, which was on the front porch. It was later found on the east corner of his home near the fire. Most of the damage was to the vinyl siding of the home and damages were set at $200. Police located Lewis in a nearby park and transported him back to the fire scene. The State Fire Marshal arrived and interviewed Lewis who admitted he got into an argument with the owner and left. He said he called the owner to put his DVDs on the front porch and he would get them. Lewis said he had been drinking so he rode his bicycle to the victims home around 3 a.m. He became angry when he did not see his DVDs on the front porch and struck the door to gain entry. He said he then rode his bike to a nearby park. The Fire Marshal said Lewis denied any knowledge or involvement in the fire, however he did say he was familiar with the victim storing gasoline on the porch and said he touched the container in past visits, which he said might have caused his fingerprints to be on it. Lewis was also found in possession of a BicŽ lighter. Probable cause was determined by the State Fire Marshal and Lewis was arrested. He is facing a felony charge of arson and is being held on $25,000 bond. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star 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. DanielLewis 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: Cherinda Monique Brooks Age: 18 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 9/15/12 Name: Rodrecka Monique Kornbacher Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 10/08/12 Name: ShaCariavonshay Mitchell Age: 13 Weight: 95 lbs Last seen: 10/02/12 Name: Nehemiah J. Neal Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 10/07/12 Name: Kiyona Marshea Robinson Age: 18 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 8/01/12MOSTWANTED Armed Robbery SuspectAt 10:40 p.m. police responded to a complainants residence in reference to an attempted strong armed robbery that occurred at a bank. Investigation revealed that the victim was attempting to make a deposit at a drive-thru ATM when she observed two unknown black males approach her vehicle. One of the suspects stated, Give me what you got.Ž The victim attempted to leave the area in her vehicle when a third suspect driving a tan four door vehicle (unknown make or model) pulled in front of her to block her in. The victim was able to get around the vehicle and leave the area unharmed. The victim was able to describe the suspect that demanded the money as heavy set and wearing all black including a black Halloween mask that had a white face and red lips. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name: Tyrone Ronnie Baker Offense: Robbery with Weapon/ Not Deadly Name: Daniel Band Offense: Resisting Officer w/Violence Name: Ahmad Atkinson Offense: Felony Battery Halloween Safety Tips Halloween is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a dangerous time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween than on any other night of the year. There are seven basic reasons why children are more likely to be hurt in pedestrian accidents: € They often choose to take the shortest route, which may mean darting out between parked cars rather than take the safer route of crossing at corners. € They're poor at evaluating potential traffic threats. € They're more likely to disregard their peripheral vision and are less attentive of their street surroundings. € They have a tendency to believe they're indestructible and are more likely to take risks. € They need to be told that some people driving cars will not slow down for them. € They can't cross streets as rapidly as adults. € They may be distracted by other children's costumes, behaviors, and home decorations. Here are some important Halloween safety tips that every parent should know: € Purchase or make Halloween costumes from flame-resistant materials. € Pick brightly colored costumes or add your own reflective tape so motorists can see them. €To avoid tripping, make sure your child's costume is not too long, and that shoes are the proper size. € Plan the route your children are going to take, especially if they're going out unsupervised. They should go in a group. € Teach your children never to respond to a driver or pedestrian that calls out to them. € Provide your children with a healthy meal ahead of time, so they don't get hungry before returning home. Make sure your children don't eat any candy or food without checking with you first. € Keep your walkway free of debris so that children coming to your house won't trip or fall. Keep your pets away from the front door so they won't scare trick-ortreaters. € Tell your children not to go to homes with barking, jumping dogs and not to approach any stray animals. € Make sure your children have flashlights, especially if they're staying out after dark. €Establish an appropriate curfew for children to return home. € Make sure your children have change for a phone call and know their phone number. € Don't let young children carve pumpkins. Get them involved by drawing the outlines before you cut them out as well as helping with other decorations. € Don't hand out candy that could be a possible choking hazard to younger children. € Teach your children to stay on the sidewalks and cross only at corners. € Teach your children to look, listen and be aware of cars not stopping at corners. € Teach your children to only go to houses with porch lights on and to never enter anyone's house. Your Safety Two Arrested for Bank Robbery Within Half an Hour Two men were arrested within half an hour for robbing a bank. At 1:16 p.m., two men entered a bank wearing masks and armed with guns. They jumped over the counters and grabbed cash from the drawers as they pushed the tellers out of their way. They then ran out of the bank and sped off in a Dodge Caravan. Police were called and over a dozen officers dispatched to the area. The suspects later switched vehicles, but they were spotted by other alert officers in the process based on the descriptions provided by the victims. The suspects were now in a Toyota Camry. They later made their way into a vacant lot and jumped out of the car, but didnt get far when police caught up to them. The first getaway vehicle, a Dodge Caravan, was found abandoned with the engine still running behind a restaurant. According to police, it had been reported stolen the week before The two men arrested were Jared Bryce Hunt, 40, and Westley Lampkins, 39. They are currently charged with armed robbery, improper passing, leaving the scene of a crash, and no proof of insurance. According to reports, the tellers during the armed robbery were not injured as no shots were fired. During the chase, the suspects sideswiped a car, which caused minor injuries to a 44-year-old woman. Jared Hunt Westley Lampkins

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OCTOBER 27, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 Jacksonville Southern Womens Show Brings Out Three Days Of Sisterhood, Showcases, Style and Sensational Good Times Danielle Knox from The Balancing Act on Lifetime and Teresa Giudice from the Real Housewives of New Jersey were on hand for the 25th Annual Southern Womens Show in Jacksonville. The event, held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center celebrated its 25th year October 18th to 21st. Hundreds of exhibitions were on hand including Milos Tea Company, Publix Aprons Cooking School and a steamy striptease and modeling show by the local firemen thrilled the predominantly female audience. The highly anticipated fashion shows, cooking demonstrations and booths with crafts, books, jewelry, beauty, health, foods and more didnt disappoint. Attendees were also anxious for the mother daughter look-alike contest also bought out scores of competitors in the family friendly weekend. Staff from Florida and Georgia Star, including publisher Clara McLaughlin, took time to meet and greet readers at our booth. PHOTOS: Angela Favors-Morrell, Florida/Georgia Star FOURGENERATIONS:Mary McKinney, 87; Janice Thomas 63; Geanene Brown, 45; and Lanea Brown, 22 enjoy a family affair. L to R: Mrs. Gundy, Gwen Davis,Dean, JGMBC, Pastor R.L. Gundy, Florida State President, SCLC and Clara McLaughlin. Mother and daughter look-a-likes.

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PAGE B-2THE STAROCTOBER 27, 2012Prep Rap Prep Rap OCTOBER 27, 2012PREP RAP PR 3 H a p p y H a l l o w e e n Across 3. A funny costume. 5. What do you wear on your face? 6. _____-or-treat! 8. Scary thing that says boo. 10. Roasted pumpkin _____. 11. Small black animal that can fly. 12. Kids get lots of this. Down 1. A monster with many bandages. 2. ____-o-lantern 3. What do you wear on Halloween? 4. A woman with a pointy black hat. 7. A witchs pet. 9. spookyhtt p ://bo gg lesworldesl.com Name that monster:1. A __________ is a monster that changes shape during the full moon. 2. A __________ is a monster that is made from bones.Color the pictures below PR 1 Team Success Celebrates Rise From FŽ School to AŽ School Bradenton, Florida Charter School serves as a model for Florida and the Nation In keeping with its mission to celebrate academics like America celebrates sports, Team Success charter school held an academic pep rally recently to commemorate its rise from an FŽ school to an AŽ school in just two years. Serving about 300 students from kindergarten through 8th grade, Team Success was the only Title 1 school in Manatee County to earn an AŽ grade from the Florida Department of Education. We are making history right here in Bradenton, Florida,Ž said Fredrick Spence, CEO and principal of the charter school, speaking to the students, families and guests assembled in the packed school cafeteria. We did it.Ž Spence credited the dedication of the teachers and staff, who stood on stage wearing Superman T-shirts, a reference to the Waiting for SupermanŽ documentary on the failures of the American public education system. He also recognized the hard work of the students, who were awarded $13,800 in cash for their performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for the 2011-2012 academic year. Students received $50 to $150 for each passing score in Math, Science, Reading and Writing. The cash awards were presented by Team Success Board President Dr. Doug Colkitt, a radiation oncologist, who donated the $13,800. Its the best money Ive spent all year,Ž he told the assembly. Every student received a backpack monogrammed with an AŽ and stuffed with school supplies and goodies donated by Alltrust Insurance. The celebration also launched The Year of the RepeatŽ theme, rallying teachers, staff and students to gear up for another AŽ grade for the 2012-2013 academic year. Professional basketball player Udonis Johneal Haslem of the Miami Heat congratulated and encouraged the students in a pre-recorded video played at the celebration. Miami Heat, winner of the 2012 National Basketball Association championship, is also in its repeat year. Team Success charter school was opened in 1997 by the Manatee County Sheriffs Office as the Police Athletic League Academy to serve students in at-risk neighborhoods threatened by gangs, drugs, violence and poverty. It is now independent of the Sheriffs Office. After years of dismal student test scores and consistent FŽ ratings for the school, the board of directors was faced with shutting the school down or turning it around. Enter Spence, a former Sarasota, Florida school administrator, who took charge of the charter school in 2007. Spence, who came up the ranks from high school physical education teacher and coach, had played football at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and earned his masters degree in Education Administration from Northeastern University in Chicago. He uses sports motivational techniques to inspire teachers and students. Team Success demonstrates that contrary to popular opinion, Title 1 students can be successful, said Spence after the ceremony. They should have the same expectations as any other population of students,Ž he said. Title 1 schools are schools where at least 40 percent of the children are from low-income families and are eligible to receive federal funds for additional resources. Cash awards for student performance may be controversial, but they are only part of an overall program geared toward motivating students to want to learn and achieve. While money is the carrot, the sense of pride and accomplishment is the reward, explained school director Aimiee Fleming. It is our primary goal for our students to achieve at their highest level, and in order for them to be able to do so, we foster their intrinsic motivation,Ž she said. Students are tested throughout the year to make sure they are on track, including state and district mandated assessments, as well as three of Team Success schools own assessments. Team Success also makes sure the students needs are met so that they are ready to learn. Recently, the school partnered with the Elks Club to provide food backpacks for children to take home during the weekend. The school also partnered with Prevent Blindness Florida, a nonprofit organization, to pay for vision screenings and glasses. From school supplies to winter coats, the school finds a way to make sure no student is distracted from learning.Website: www.teamsuccessschools.com Students Jattorious Galloway and Jasmine McDaniel Science teacher Monica Arrington, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader, with students Sarahi Padilla and Cory Gibbs School Director Aimiee Fleming and Principal Fred Spence congratulate student Fritzi Santiago, who received a perfect score in third grade math on the FCAT test, the first perfect score in the schools history.

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OCTOBER 27, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-3 Preseason NBAHawks Halt Mavericks, 110-94 COLLEGESPORTS: Savannah State Snaps 13Game Losing Skid With 42-35 Homecoming Win Over Edward Waters College Gabby Glows In Gold While Winning Sportswoman Of The Year Award; Beats Out Serena Williams and Allyson Felix By MIKEBONTS Florida/Georgia Star SAVANNAH, Ga. When it was over, Savannah State QB Antonio Bostick and offensive coordinator Terance Mathis shared a long embrace. It was a poignant moment amid the celebration that ensued following Savannah State Universitys 42-35 victory over Edward Waters College on Saturday. A Homecoming crowd of 4,269 at T.A. Wright Stadium cheered as Savannah State (1-6) snapped its 13-game losing streak, which was the longest in the Football Championship Subdivision dating to last season. The Tigers also won for the first time since T.A. Wright Stadium was reconstructed. With 3:40 left in the third quarter, Edward Waters drove to SSUs 44yard line but SSU nose tackle Terrance Williams forced Edward Waters B-back Cleve Williams to fumble and Williams recovered the ball. Three plays later, Bostick threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Heyward to give SSU a 35-28 lead with 2:08 left in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Edward Waters backup quarterback Reymond Berhane, lined up at halfback, took a pitch and threw a pass that was intercepted by SSU cornerback John Wilson. Bostick engineered an eight-play, 54-yard scoring drive that ended with his 13-yard touchdown run that extended SSUs lead to 42-28 with 11:45 to play. Edward Waters cut the score to 42-35 when Turman ran for another 8-yard touchdown with 5:44 remaining. SSU sealed its victory by producing a 10-play, 63-yard drive that consumed the games final 5:44. EWC is on the road this Saturday at Charleston Southern. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. Atlanta dished out a triple threat to Dallas when the Hawks hosted the Mavericks in a preseason game last week. Despite his status as a rookie, Mike Scott landed 17 points supported by Lou Williams and Ivan Johnson with 13 points each. The Mavs scored 94 points while the threesome led the Hawks to a 110 point victory. While Jae Crowder and Vince Carter scored 15 and 13 points respectively for the Mavericks, the team was without forward Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman who were both recovering from injuries. Three time Pro Ball running back Maurice JonesDrew is expected to miss at least one game following an injury to the middle part of his left foot Sunday, Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey said Monday afternoon. He was injured during the Jaguars 26-23 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders in Oakland. Hes probably going to be out,Ž Mularkey said/ I cant tell you the extent of time, but I can tell you hell be out this game.Ž Also on the injured list was QB Blaine Gabbert who sustained an injury his left (non-throwing) shoulder. Cornerback Rashean Mathis left with what Mularkey called a slight groin pull, and his status will be updated later in the week. Guard Uche Nwaneri left with ankle and knee issues, but returned. Fullback Montell Owens, a two-time special teams Pro Bowl selection, left with a shoulder injury and Mularkey didnt rule him out of practice Wednesday. By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star As if earning two gold medals at this years Olympics wasnt enough, Americas sweetheart Gabrielle Douglas stole the show in her hot gold dress at 33rd annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 17, 2012 in New York City. Gabbys outfit of choice was quite fitting … pun intended … as she received top honors. The 16 year-old walked away with the Sportswoman of the Year Award beating out the likes of sprinter Allyson Felix, swimmer Missy Franklin and tennis icon Serena Williams. Jason Kempin of Getty Images captured this shot of Gabby flanked by her mother Natalie and her sister, Arielle who is credited to being the one who got encouraged Natalie to put Gabby in gymnastics as a child. Mularkey:Jones-Drew Will Miss At Least One Game With InjuryŽ After Rumble With Raiders

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PAGE B-4 THESTAR OCTOBER 27, 2012 OPINION OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell, III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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Opinions expressed by columnists in this newspaper do not necessarily represent the policy of this paper.MEMBERSHIPS: Florida Press Association National Newspaper Association National Newspaper Publishers Association Amalgamated Publisher, Inc. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce THEFLORIDA STAR THE GEORGIA STAR DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNER ALLEN PROCTOR AROUND THE TOWNŽ FRANCES BRADLEY, VOLUME BURKES SPECIAL SECTIONS TIA AYELE SPORTS EDITOR MIKE BONTS COLUMNS YOLANDA KNUCKLE GEORGIA MARKETING ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL DISTRIBUTION DAVID SCOTT National Newspaper Publishers Association Why Wait?LET THE POST OFFICE DELIVER THE FLORIDA or GEORGIA STAR TO YOUI want a One Year Subscription to The Florida or Georgia Star!Please donate 10% of my paid Subscription to the non-profit organization listed below. Please send my Paid Subscription to: Name ___________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________________________________ State ________________ Zip Code _______________ Name of Organization for Donation: ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE ()6 Months $22.00 ()One Year $40.00 ()2 Years $70.00 SEND TO: The Florida/Georgia StarPost Office Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL32203-40629 Ofc: 904-766-8834 www.TheFloridaStar.com Cash, Money Order, Check, PayPal, and/or Credit Card Accepted Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame Be Sure, Your Sin Will Find You OutDr. James L. SnyderIt happened to me again this past week for the umpteenth time. The last time it happened, I promised myself it would never happen again, as long as I lived. So much for my promises, or maybe I died. I found myself stranded at the neighborhood grocery store. I meant to put gas in my car, honest I did. Somehow, it slipped my mind. I do not mind things slipping my mind if they are not important, and if it does not involve the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Unfortunately for me, this did. I dont mind lectures from my Beloved, if I could sometimes pick the topic. Topics like religion and politics would be a nice change. Her topic, which she never tires of, is my forgetfulness. At least I cant remember any other topic at the moment. My car was definitely out of gas and I was going nowhere in it. My only recourse was to walk across the street to the store, and call my wife to come and bail me out of trouble. Every husband knows how difficult this is because we have to do it so often. I went to the phone booth in the store and made the call.Ž Then I went and took a seat to wait for her arrival. As I was waiting, I noticed an elderly gentleman come into the store. I call him a gentleman, but these days, who knows? This man walked into the store as if he was concerned about being followed. Every few steps he threw a glance over his shoulder as if someone was stalking him. Since I did not have anything to do for the next 20 minutes, I settled back to watch. When he got into the store, he cautiously walked around the store as if casing it. So many stores are being robbed; I didnt know but this man was planning to pull off a heist. My interest piqued, which kept my mind off the trouble I was in with my wife when she arrived to pick me up. When a person is in trouble, it is always a good thing to try to take ones mind off said trouble, and on someone who might be in more trouble than you are at the moment. At least, thats what I told myself at the time. When a person is facing trouble, he will say anything to himself to calm those jagged nerves. The man walked around the store several times, always glancing over his shoulder as if he expected something to happen. As far as I could tell, he was an ordinary man with no special features. He walked with a slow shuffle, but thats to be expected when a mans body ages. I saw him stand over against a corner for several minutes while he intently watched the front door. A little spooked by this time, I did not know if I should alert the manager or call the police. I envisioned the headlines in the newspapers the next day: Local pastor dies a heros death in the crossfire.Ž I sure would like to be a hero, but only in my own mind. This hero business can be a little dangerous, so I was in a quandary. In scanning the gentleman as best I could, I knew he could not have a large weapon on his person. The loose fitting shirt revealed no bomb strapped to his chest, which was a little comforting. Then the gentleman began to move and I froze. My life flashed before me in an instant which bored me almost to death. I never want to experience anything like that ever again. My focus once again went to the gentleman in motion. What was he going to do? Gradually he eased up to the bakery department. I almost stood, but at my height, I would be an easy target. Its hard for anyone to miss a barn door, especially one with a flashy smile. I braced myself for what would happen next. Then it happened. The elderly gentleman, with one last glance over his shoulder, bought a chocolate clair. I was confused relieved but confused. What was all the secrecy about? About this time, I saw him slither toward the bench where I was sitting. Without looking at me, the man sank into the corner as though hiding from someone. He sat there for a few minutes and then he opened his bag with the clair. Just as he took his first bite, someone recognized him, came up and said, Henry, is that a chocolate clair youre eating?Ž He glanced at me and gave me one of those sick smiles that every husband recognizes. No matter how hard you try to keep something (like clairs) from your wife, it is impossible. There is a spiritual lesson here. No matter how hard you try to hide your sin, somewhere, somehow, when you least expect it, someone will see you. An Old Testament scripture lays down an important principle in this regard. But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.Ž (Numbers 32:23 KJV.) David, the Psalmist, knew this and wrote, Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.Ž (Psalm 139:23-24 KJV.) Live your life as though someone was watching you, because, Someone is watching you. Dr. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com.

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PAGE B-6 THE STAR OCTOBER 27, 2012 Why the world wants Obama to winBy The Weeks Editorial Staff | The Week…Wed, Oct 24, 2012 People surveyed in 21 countries over whelmingly favor President Obama over Mitt Romney. Whats behind that landslide? President Obama and Mitt Romney are locked in an incredibly tight race at home, but overseas, the vote isnt even close. A BBC World Service opinion poll found that residents of 21 foreign countries overwhelmingly support Obama, with an average of 50 percent hoping that he wins a second term and only 9 percent favoring Romney. France is Obamas biggest booster „ 72 percent of respondents support him. The only country where Romney enjoyed greater support than Obama? Pakistan. So why are foreigners in the bag for Obama? Here, three theories: 1. Obamas foreign policy works Overseas, the president has an undeniably strong record, says Jeffrey Simpson at Canadas Globe and Mail Obama has shown hes capable of mixing muscularity with restraint,Ž extricating the U.S. from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, avoiding direct intervention in Syria, and resisting the push to recklessly attack IranŽ „ all while relentlessly going after terrorists and playing a limited but key role in forcing regime change in Libya. Meanwhile, the world sees Romney displaying the hubris of the powerful and the ignorance of the uninformed,Ž thumping his chest and scaring folks overseas. Forget foreign policy. This election is about the economy. 2. The world is associating Romney with Bush In many ways, this isnt really a reflection on Romney, says Max Fisher at The Washington Post In Pakistan, for example, people arent embracing Romney so much as protesting Obamas drone program in areas near the Afghan border. And more broadly, Romneys overseas poll numbers are consistent with [Sen. John] McCains in 2008, suggesting the possibility that many foreign publics associate Republicans with George W. Bush, whose administration was deeply unpopular abroad.Ž 3. Soaking the rich is popular overseas The fact that France is more pro-Obama than anyone else says it all, says Matthew Balan at News Busters France is a leftist nanny state, and socialist President Francois Hollandeis trying to slap a 75 percent marginal income tax on people earning more than 1 million euros a year, a move the Heritage Foundations Nile Gardiner called economic suicide.Ž Such proposals line up nicely with the presidents platform.Ž No wonder he polls so well there.



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Rev. Jesse Jackson has not retired his marching boots. In response to an Illinois factorys move, Rev. Jesse Jackson joined a number of people outside of the factory to protest the move. Police officers placed the Civil Rights leader under arrest for criminal trespass. Sensata Technologies, a factory that manufactures and sells sensors and controls for auto companies, is moving to China which will leave at least 170 Illinois residents unemployed. Company officials say most of the plants revenues are generated in Asia, making the move a logical decision. Sensata, a subsidiary of Mitt Romney's former company Bain Capital, has a factory in China The group is shifting jobs from the United States to the Chinese plant Workers there say this is simple economics at work The American flag flew proudly at the gates of the Sensata plant, but the facility is also a symbol of Chinese economic power. Workers in Freeport, Illinois, say this is where their jobs are going. Angry American workers are camping in tents outside the Sensata plant in Freeport, protesting the planned closure of a place where they have worked for decades. By Arthia Nixon The www.thefloridastar.com Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted ad@thefloridastar.com NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER I N S I D E 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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Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star!(904) 766-8834Still Number One!Striving to make a difference CRIME and JUSTICE President Drives New Chevy Volt INSIDE Shooting Death at Megachurch Cris Brown Not Forgiven Sports B-3 Prep Rap -B-2 Mother-Daughter Look A like-B-1 Floyd Palmer, 52, shooter Jax Citizens to StageOccupy the Vote FLORIDA GEORGIA Gregory McDowell, 39 Victim The Jacksonville Branch NAACP Brings National President to City Benjamin Todd Jealous, 17th President and CEO of the NAACP Jacksonville NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Awards Thursday, November 1, 2012Prime Osborn III Convention Center Benjamin Todd Jealous Keynote SpeakerCommunity Leaders to be HonoredFour Duval County Public School Students, Semi-finalists, National Achievement Scholarship Program to be recognizedDinner: 7:00 p.m. $60.00 per person; $600.00 Table; Special Sponsor Package 904-764-1753 or 764-7578 1725 Oakhurst Avenue, Suite 401 Jacksonville, FL 32208 jaxnaacp@comcast.net A 39 year-old man about to lead parishioners in Wednesday morning prayer in the chapel of Creflo Dollars World Changers Ministries International was gunned down in front of about 25 witnesses. Fulton County police swarmed on the College Park compound where only parents of the children who were in the daycare were allowed on site to pick up their kids. Nearby schools were under lockdown for about an hour after the incident occurred. According to police, the suspect, 52 year-old Floyd Palmer, a former church employee who resigned in August was the suspect identified by witnesses. It is alleged that Palmer walked into the chapel wearing a suit and tie and opened fire. He fled the scene in a black Subaru. It was reported that Palmer has spent time as a patient in a mental institution and has now been arrested. The Florida and Georgia Star The president of the United States has many privileges but driving is not one of them. On NBCs Tonight Show, President Obama revealed that he recently was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Volt, the controversial extendedrange electric car, for a drive. Even though he was limited and could only stay on the grounds of the White House. He told Jay Leno that he enjoyed the plug-in car which is rated at 35 miles of electric driving before its gas motor kicks in. Rush Limbaugh and other Republicans have criticized the vehicle since it is a General Motors product and the company received government funds to stay in business. The president drove it three times around the lawn driveway. He called it his big joy ride. Jacksonville will make history throughout the United States as they make their way to the polls and cast their ballots in support of a candidate that support their issues and to vote for or against amendments that will have a long lasting impact on our quality of life, said Senator Tony Hill. On Friday, October 26, 2012, they will begin camping out at 9 pm at the Gateway Town Center to be there when the polls open at 7 am, to cast their votes at the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office. Early voting takes place from October 27 to November 3rd and the polls will be open from 7 am to 7pm. All voters are welcome to join them. Many organizations, including sororities, fraternities, churches and social and other organizations will join Hill and others in the camping and voting, Florida clergy and activists across the state will begin their campaign to take Souls to the Polls. Jax Continued on A-3 Georgetown, GuyanaSinger/actor Chris Brown may have the forgiveness by one Caribbean woman for his violent actions against her, but womens groups in the region are not as pardoning. The latest case of Breezy backlash is coming from Guyana where women are asking the government to reconsider allowing the pop star to perform on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas. Domestic violence activists and womens rights groups in Guyana are slamming the government for giving tax breaks and allowing Brown to participate in the Unforgettable 2 concert. Their main objection is that they feel the government is supporting a man who has been convicted of battering his partner in a nation where domestic violence is prevalent. Recent acts against women included a businesswoman and her toddler sons being found with their throats slashed in her bed and another woman being set on fire by her spouse. Rev. Jesse Jackson Arrested

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JACKSONVILLE, FL AUSTIN Paul Henry, Sr., 81, died October 19, 2012. BERRY, Azel Marion, 76, died October 15, 2012. BIANCO, Hannah Sheehy, 53, died October 20, 2012. BYRD, Roy, Sr., 62, died October 17, 2012. CLARK, Phyllis Spinney, 85, died October 10, 2012. CLEMONS, Andrew Jackson, died October 17, 2012. COBB, William (Bill), 82, died October 17, 2012. DEEL, Marlin, 80, died October 16, 2012. FINUCAN, Thelma Lewis Conner, 96, died October 17, 2012. FLOURNOY, Carissa Nichole, died October 23, 2012. FRAZIER, Johnny, died October 19, 2012. GLOVER, Eric T., died October 17, 2012. GREENE, Mattie Sue, 68, died October 20, 2012. HEDGES, Joanne M., 85, died October 22, 2012. HERNDON, Edward H., 77, died October 18, 2012. KEY, Charles H., 78, died October 21, 2012. MATTOX, James Palmer, II, 80, died October 23, 2012. McKEIVER, Spencer, died October 16, 2012. McLELLAND, Eva, 91, died October 20, 2012. McMILLON, Gwendolyn J., 68, died October 18, 2012. McMULLEN, Susie Lee, 88, died October 18, 2012. MEADE, Isabella Young, 94, died October 19, 2012. NEAL, Charles, 68, died October 17, 2012. PERKINS, Rodell, died October 19, 2012. PERRY, Bonnie, died October 21, 2012. PETERSON, Lee, 79, died October 16, 2012. PICKMAN, Sheila Denise, 40, died October 19, 2012. PITTS, Phyllis Diane, 62, died October 18, 2012. RANDOLPH, Donnie, died October 22, 2012. RICHARDSON, Azalea, died October 16, 2012. RICHMOND, Mary C. 97, died October 17, 2012. RIELLY, Doris Braddock, 96, died October 20, 2012. ROBINS, LaShawn P., 40, died October 19, 2012. RODGERS, Claude L., 83, died October 17, 2012. SIMMONS, Lula, died October 22, 2012. SINGLETON, Lealer, died October 21, 2012. SIRMANS, Ellis, Jr., 75, died October 21, 2012. SKYLARK, Major Henry, died October 21, 2012. SMITH, Charles Edward, Sr., died October 19, 2012. STARCHER Robert B., 51, died October 23, 2012. TAYLOR, Ruth, died October 18, 2012. THOMAS, Carrol Sue, 71, died October 17, 2012. THOMAS, Katherine, 85, died October 17, 2012. TUCKER, Dale V., Jr., 23, died October 20, 2012. TURNER Gwendolyn Scott, died October 15, 2012. WADE, Jason Blair, died October 16, 2012. WATTS, Saundra, 20, died October 20, 2012. WEBB, Sarah, 94, died October 19, 2012. WHITE, Kevin R., died October 22, 2012. WHITE, Leonard, died October 16, 2012. WILLIAMS, Mable L., 73, died October 18, 2012. Y ARBROUGH, Cliff, 83, died October 17, 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 27, 2012 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.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. 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 CHURCH OF GOD BY FAITH CONVENTION, December 20-23, 2012. This is a reminder to reserve your rooms. November 2nd is Ad Cut-off; November 9th is One Stop/Early Registration Deadline; November 26th is Reservation Cut-off (rooms $79.00 plus tax). Visit our website to register for Childrens Church Ministry. Send Ads for the souvenir book to: info@cogbf.org or slundy@cogbf.org. In just over a year, we will celebrate a grand, almost unheard of, momentous occasion of 100 Yrs Old. Lets maintain the greatness, send your Ads today. The Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement, Inc., a local non-profit organization is soliciting your support. We are now asking for your help by donating non-perishable items for our fast approaching 'Thanksgiving Basket Give-AWay'. Each year JLOC-MMM Inc., for the past 7 years, has worked hard to bring joy to underserved families in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. You can donate very easy by bringing your non-perishable item / items to 916 N. Myrtle Avenue, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. You can also call us at 904-240-9133 or 904-354-1775 for pick up. If you want to know more about Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement Inc., visit our website: www.realpagessite.com/jacksonvilleloc. Please help JLOC,MMM Inc., as we work to end the community violence by providing a good, quality education and not more incarceration ." GREATER MT. ARARAT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, Rev. David L. Scott, Pastor. Beginning Saturday, November 10th at 6:00pm and ending Sunday, November 11th, the church will be celebrating their Pastors One Year Anniversary in the churchs sanctuary at 181 N.E. Buddy Ave., Lake City, FL 32055. Saturdays guest speaker will be Bishop Kenneth Troupe, Pastor of Salvation Holiness Church, Lake City, FL with the Rev. A.L. Jordan, Pastor of Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL, presiding. The Sunday Morning Worship at 11:00a.m. will feature Minister Archie Harrison, Associate Minister of The First Baptist Church of Mandarin (Rev. Dr. Gary Williams, Pastor) as the guest speaker. The Anniversary will conclude at 4:00p.m., Sunday evening, with the Rev. Ronald V. Walters, Pastor of Oliver Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City, FL delivering the closing Anniversary message. The Rev. Dr. Percy Jackson, Sr., Pastor of The Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL will be presiding. For more information, please contact Sis. Denise Mayo, Chairperson at (386) 755-7330. ZION HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Senior Women Ministry will have their Annual OldFashion Program, Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2803 Edgewood Ave. Our special guests will be Northeast Fla., Prison Ministry, Mary Singleton Choir, The Drayton Family, Rufus English and The Sophisticated Gents. Please come and join us in this Spiritual Filled Program. Following, this program we will serve an oldfashion dinner. Sister Mary Roper, Chairlady, Sister Edith Hicks, President, Rev. Clifford Johnson, Pastor. Church 904-764-9353 ST. PHILIPS EPISCOPAL CHURCH presents EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE DAY October 28, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. The Edward Waters College Concert Choir is directed by Mrs. Barbara Bouie. There willbe an opportunity for a Freewill Offering. The church is located at 321 West Union Street in Jacksonville. For more information, call 904-354-1053 or 1080. Website: www.stphilipsjax.org SAVE AMERICA FOUNDATION You are cordially invited to the Save America Foundation free monthly Public Forum held at Congressional Hall in Clearwater, FL, Thursday, November 1, 2012 6 9 P.M.; 6:15 Meet and Greet. Light refreshments served. Get your raffle tickets for an awesome Thanksgiving themed prize. The SAF store will be open with many closed-out items from $1; 6:45 Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance by the SAF Pastor G. Antonio Smart. The Save America Foundation is located at 10300 49th Street North, Suite 203, Clearwater, FL 33762. For more information, call 727-329-0490. www.SaveAmericaFoundation.com

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OCTOBER 27, 2012 THE STAR PAGE A-3 It is agreed by analysis that a presidential candidate cannot win without winning the state of Ohio. So every four years, candidates fight hard to please the people of Ohio. This year, it has been discovered, and reported by PoliticolNews.com that Mitt Romneys son, Tagg Romney, has invested in the electronic voting machines being used in Ohio. The new voting machines are under the brand name HART Intercivic and Tagg Romney is one of the owners of the company. In recent weeks, according to a report, Tagg has taken a more active role in his fathers campaign management but when you look further, he also has a major problem with that role. By virtue of conflict of interest alone, this role should be investigated by the DOJ preferably involving the addition of the FBI. Homeland Security and the CIA to ensure this connection will not endanger the vote in Ohio and other states. After all, isnt the security of an election both state and federal authorities responsibility to ensure the election is not stolen, tampered, or altered? In response to the revealing of the connection between Mitt Romney and the voting machines in Ohio, a petition has been formed calling for a Federal Investigation of the conflict. The petition is asking Mr. Holder and President Obama to initiate an investigation before November 6, 2012. Jax Continued from A-1

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PAGE A-4 THE STAR OCTOBER 27, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Happy Birthday To Me! Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday!This time last year, I did not let you forget it was my birthday. I was quieter about it this year (chalk it up to maturity). Nevertheless, it was a weekend to remember. In fact, I cant wait to share the wonderful adventures Ive had this year. The Florida Black Expo, which is always the same weekend as my birthday, is a thinly disguised birthday bash for me (FBE, Florida Black Expo, Frances Bradley Extravaganza)! For eleven years, Darrin Thomas, President of Thomas Media Group, publishers of the Black Pages and sponsors of Florida Black Expo, his executive team from the Columbia, S.C. headquarters Jeannie Jackson, Vice President of Marketing, Tre Tailor, Director of Media Relations, Cheryl Brown, Comptroller, Sir Armin Sheffield, Graphics Designer, Natasha Jenkins, Expo Coordinator, and Thelma Davidson, Sr. Account Executive (Jacksonville) the local team headed by Volume Burks, and including Ok Sun Burks, Brenda Frinks, and the events sponsors, among them Florida Blue, City of Jacksonville, Wells Fargo, BB&T, have joined forces to present an exciting, multi-day event in Jacksonville. Thank you Darrin and Jeannie for my birthday gift, R&B crooner, Eric Benet, who is also a Libran! As exciting as all that was, the best was yet to come. I was reduced to blubber and tears the next day when friends and family surprised me with a party at the Island Tropics Restaurant Banquet Room (my favorite Jamaican diner). I was completely, thoroughly, unequivocally, without a doubt SURPRISED when, Corey and Franklin Wilborn, Jeanine Downing, and Sydney Nurse (owner of the restaurant) ushered me into the restaurants banquet room under the guise of touring the facilities for a debate watch event! It was an intimate affair put together by my BFFs, Ok Sun and Volume Burks, cousin Barbara Breaker, and a host of friends who managed to surreptitiously plan something for a very inquisitive person (some call it nosey, but I know I would have made a great detective). Thank you old friends who could not be there ( Reneeand Frank Lee, Patricia Tompkins), kindergarten friend, jazz flutist Linda Witsell, who, on the spot, graciously agreed to play a jazz tune, Night in Tunisia (I knew shed have her axe), new friends (ye of first name fame) Chevara (Orrin) and Marlon (Hubbard), good friend Velda Scott, god sister and god brother, Janice and Tariq MunginBey, goddaughter Titilayo Kendrick, Delorise Kendrick and her babies, DeAndre and Deanna, Brenda Onfroy, Lauretta Mims, cousin James Burroughs, Linda and Dennis Stewart, George and Hazel Gillis, Carl Gamble, Scott and Maggie Grimes and their children, Marsha and Michael Phelts (love the iron American Beach sign), Marilyn Williams, Ken Hamilton, my Chloe-oe and Clint Groomes, Mary Jones, Hyacinth Jackson, Martha Aduibaje Davis, Vimilakshi Archer, Herb Wilson, Jacoby Pittman-Peele, Khamil Ojoyo (who ducked out before I could get my swing on), Walter Guice massage therapist extraordinaire, (who let me get my swing on as we sang Luthers Bad Boy/Having a Party), and everyone who made this special new year unforgettable they pinned money to my clothes, making me a walking money tree. Food, wine, money, friends, family who could ask for anything more? Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good party. So, we ended the night at Casbah Restaurant on St. Johns Avenue with the incredible jazz sounds of 3 rd Bass Eric Riehm, Von Barlow, and Lawrence Buckner. Yes, they pinned more money on the birthday girl! Ok Sun Burks, "Thank you all for coming. The guest of honor should be arriving shortly." "SURPRISE!" "Oh, My God!" "Okay, let's get ready, I just saw her arrive..." "Where'd she go? Corey, where are you taking her?" "Oh, My God!" The Grimes children. I've known them since they were zygotes!

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PAGE A-6 THE STAR OCTOBER 27, 2012 Once you know, theres only one place to go.Perhaps youve been running all over town to save a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the time, you could save just as much at Publix, and enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relaxweve got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week.

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PAGE A-5 THE STAR OCTOBER 27, 2012 Man Sets House on Fire Over Unreturned DVDs A man was arrested after a house was set on fire. Police received a call at 3:07 a.m. on a report of a disturbance and structure fire. The 53-year-old owner of the home told police who said 39-year-old Daniel Matthew Lewis was a guest in his home the day before and there was an altercation between the two of them. The owner said he had DVD movies that belonged to Lewis and around 3 a.m., Lewis came back attempting to get his DVDs back. Lewis struck the front door with his fists, damaging the door, and attempted to enter by force. The owner called the police and went outside to see if there were damages to the door, while waiting for deputies to arrive. When the owner was outside, he said he saw a fire on the end of his home and attempted to extinguish it with his hand causing him to sustain burn injuries. He was soon treated on the scene. He told police that he noticed a two-gallon plastic gas can was moved from where he originally had placed it, which was on the front porch. It was later found on the east corner of his home near the fire. Most of the damage was to the vinyl siding of the home and damages were set at $200. Police located Lewis in a nearby park and transported him back to the fire scene. The State Fire Marshal arrived and interviewed Lewis who admitted he got into an argument with the owner and left. He said he called the owner to put his DVDs on the front porch and he would get them. Lewis said he had been drinking so he rode his bicycle to the victims home around 3 a.m. He became angry when he did not see his DVDs on the front porch and struck the door to gain entry. He said he then rode his bike to a nearby park. The Fire Marshal said Lewis denied any knowledge or involvement in the fire, however he did say he was familiar with the victim storing gasoline on the porch and said he touched the container in past visits, which he said might have caused his fingerprints to be on it. Lewis was also found in possession of a Bic lighter. Probable cause was determined by the State Fire Marshal and Lewis was arrested. He is facing a felony charge of arson and is being held on $25,000 bond. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star 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. DanielLewis 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: Cherinda Monique Brooks Age: 18 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 9/15/12 Name: Rodrecka Monique Kornbacher Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 10/08/12 Name: ShaCariavonshay Mitchell Age: 13 Weight: 95 lbs Last seen: 10/02/12 Name: Nehemiah J. Neal Age:17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 10/07/12 Name: Kiyona Marshea Robinson Age: 18 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 8/01/12MOSTWANTED Armed Robbery SuspectAt 10:40 p.m. police responded to a complainants residence in reference to an attempted strong armed robbery that occurred at a bank. Investigation revealed that the victim was attempting to make a deposit at a drive-thru ATM when she observed two unknown black males approach her vehicle. One of the suspects stated, Give me what you got. The victim attempted to leave the area in her vehicle when a third suspect driving a tan four door vehicle (unknown make or model) pulled in front of her to block her in. The victim was able to get around the vehicle and leave the area unharmed. The victim was able to describe the suspect that demanded the money as heavy set and wearing all black including a black Halloween mask that had a white face and red lips. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name: Tyrone Ronnie Baker Offense: Robbery with Weapon/ Not Deadly Name: Daniel Band Offense: Resisting Officer w/Violence Name: Ahmad Atkinson Offense: Felony Battery Halloween Safety Tips Halloween is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a dangerous time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween than on any other night of the year. There are seven basic reasons why children are more likely to be hurt in pedestrian accidents: They often choose to take the shortest route, which may mean darting out between parked cars rather than take the safer route of crossing at corners. They're poor at evaluating potential traffic threats. They're more likely to disregard their peripheral vision and are less attentive of their street surroundings. They have a tendency to believe they're indestructible and are more likely to take risks. They need to be told that some people driving cars will not slow down for them. They can't cross streets as rapidly as adults. They may be distracted by other children's costumes, behaviors, and home decorations. Here are some important Halloween safety tips that every parent should know: Purchase or make Halloween costumes from flame-resistant materials. Pick brightly colored costumes or add your own reflective tape so motorists can see them. To avoid tripping, make sure your child's costume is not too long, and that shoes are the proper size. Plan the route your children are going to take, especially if they're going out unsupervised. They should go in a group. Teach your children never to respond to a driver or pedestrian that calls out to them. Provide your children with a healthy meal ahead of time, so they don't get hungry before returning home. Make sure your children don't eat any candy or food without checking with you first. Keep your walkway free of debris so that children coming to your house won't trip or fall. Keep your pets away from the front door so they won't scare trick-ortreaters. Tell your children not to go to homes with barking, jumping dogs and not to approach any stray animals. Make sure your children have flashlights, especially if they're staying out after dark. Establish an appropriate curfew for children to return home. Make sure your children have change for a phone call and know their phone number. Don't let young children carve pumpkins. Get them involved by drawing the outlines before you cut them out as well as helping with other decorations. Don't hand out candy that could be a possible choking hazard to younger children. Teach your children to stay on the sidewalks and cross only at corners. Teach your children to look, listen and be aware of cars not stopping at corners. Teach your children to only go to houses with porch lights on and to never enter anyone's house. Your Safety Two Arrested for Bank Robbery Within Half an Hour Two men were arrested within half an hour for robbing a bank. At 1:16 p.m., two men entered a bank wearing masks and armed with guns. They jumped over the counters and grabbed cash from the drawers as they pushed the tellers out of their way. They then ran out of the bank and sped off in a Dodge Caravan. Police were called and over a dozen officers dispatched to the area. The suspects later switched vehicles, but they were spotted by other alert officers in the process based on the descriptions provided by the victims. The suspects were now in a Toyota Camry. They later made their way into a vacant lot and jumped out of the car, but didnt get far when police caught up to them. The first getaway vehicle, a Dodge Caravan, was found abandoned with the engine still running behind a restaurant. According to police, it had been reported stolen the week before The two men arrested were Jared Bryce Hunt, 40, and Westley Lampkins, 39. They are currently charged with armed robbery, improper passing, leaving the scene of a crash, and no proof of insurance. According to reports, the tellers during the armed robbery were not injured as no shots were fired. During the chase, the suspects sideswiped a car, which caused minor injuries to a 44-year-old woman. Jared Hunt Westley Lampkins

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OCTOBER 27, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-1 Jacksonville Southern Womens Show Brings Out Three Days Of Sisterhood, Showcases, Style and Sensational Good Times Danielle Knox from The Balancing Act on Lifetime and Teresa Giudice from the Real Housewives of New Jersey were on hand for the 25th Annual Southern Womens Show in Jacksonville. The event, held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center celebrated its 25th year October 18th to 21st. Hundreds of exhibitions were on hand including Milos Tea Company, Publix Aprons Cooking School and a steamy striptease and modeling show by the local firemen thrilled the predominantly female audience. The highly anticipated fashion shows, cooking demonstrations and booths with crafts, books, jewelry, beauty, health, foods and more didnt disappoint. Attendees were also anxious for the mother daughter look-alike contest also bought out scores of competitors in the family friendly weekend. Staff from Florida and Georgia Star, including publisher Clara McLaughlin, took time to meet and greet readers at our booth. PHOTOS: Angela Favors-Morrell, Florida/Georgia Star FOURGENERATIONS:Mary McKinney, 87; Janice Thomas 63; Geanene Brown, 45; and Lanea Brown, 22 enjoy a family affair. L to R: Mrs. Gundy, Gwen Davis,Dean, JGMBC, Pastor R.L. Gundy, Florida State President, SCLC and Clara McLaughlin. Mother and daughter look-a-likes.

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PAGE B-2 THE STAR OCTOBER 27, 2012Prep Rap Prep Rap OCTOBER 27, 2012 PREP RAP PR 3 Happy Halloween! Across 3. A funny costume. 5. What do you wear on your face? 6. _____-or-treat! 8. Scary thing that says boo. 10. Roasted pumpkin _____. 11. Small black animal that can fly. 12. Kids get lots of this. Down 1. A monster with many bandages. 2. ____-o-lantern 3. What do you wear on Halloween? 4. A woman with a pointy black hat. 7. A witchs pet. 9. spookyhtt p ://bo gg lesworldesl.com Name that monster:1. A __________ is a monster that changes shape during the full moon. 2. A __________ is a monster that is made from bones.Color the pictures below PR 1 Team Success Celebrates Rise From F School to A School Bradenton, Florida Charter School serves as a model for Florida and the Nation In keeping with its mission to celebrate academics like America celebrates sports, Team Success charter school held an academic pep rally recently to commemorate its rise from an F school to an A school in just two years. Serving about 300 students from kindergarten through 8th grade, Team Success was the only Title 1 school in Manatee County to earn an A grade from the Florida Department of Education. We are making history right here in Bradenton, Florida, said Fredrick Spence, CEO and principal of the charter school, speaking to the students, families and guests assembled in the packed school cafeteria. We did it. Spence credited the dedication of the teachers and staff, who stood on stage wearing Superman T-shirts, a reference to the Waiting for Superman documentary on the failures of the American public education system. He also recognized the hard work of the students, who were awarded $13,800 in cash for their performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for the 2011-2012 academic year. Students received $50 to $150 for each passing score in Math, Science, Reading and Writing. The cash awards were presented by Team Success Board President Dr. Doug Colkitt, a radiation oncologist, who donated the $13,800. Its the best money Ive spent all year, he told the assembly. Every student received a backpack monogrammed with an A and stuffed with school supplies and goodies donated by Alltrust Insurance. The celebration also launched The Year of the Repeat theme, rallying teachers, staff and students to gear up for another A grade for the 2012-2013 academic year. Professional basketball player Udonis Johneal Haslem of the Miami Heat congratulated and encouraged the students in a pre-recorded video played at the celebration. Miami Heat, winner of the 2012 National Basketball Association championship, is also in its repeat year. Team Success charter school was opened in 1997 by the Manatee County Sheriffs Office as the Police Athletic League Academy to serve students in at-risk neighborhoods threatened by gangs, drugs, violence and poverty. It is now independent of the Sheriffs Office. After years of dismal student test scores and consistent F ratings for the school, the board of directors was faced with shutting the school down or turning it around. Enter Spence, a former Sarasota, Florida school administrator, who took charge of the charter school in 2007. Spence, who came up the ranks from high school physical education teacher and coach, had played football at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and earned his masters degree in Education Administration from Northeastern University in Chicago. He uses sports motivational techniques to inspire teachers and students. Team Success demonstrates that contrary to popular opinion, Title 1 students can be successful, said Spence after the ceremony. They should have the same expectations as any other population of students, he said. Title 1 schools are schools where at least 40 percent of the children are from low-income families and are eligible to receive federal funds for additional resources. Cash awards for student performance may be controversial, but they are only part of an overall program geared toward motivating students to want to learn and achieve. While money is the carrot, the sense of pride and accomplishment is the reward, explained school director Aimiee Fleming. It is our primary goal for our students to achieve at their highest level, and in order for them to be able to do so, we foster their intrinsic motivation, she said. Students are tested throughout the year to make sure they are on track, including state and district mandated assessments, as well as three of Team Success schools own assessments. Team Success also makes sure the students needs are met so that they are ready to learn. Recently, the school partnered with the Elks Club to provide food backpacks for children to take home during the weekend. The school also partnered with Prevent Blindness Florida, a nonprofit organization, to pay for vision screenings and glasses. From school supplies to winter coats, the school finds a way to make sure no student is distracted from learning.Website: www.teamsuccessschools.com Students Jattorious Galloway and Jasmine McDaniel Science teacher Monica Arrington, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader, with students Sarahi Padilla and Cory Gibbs School Director Aimiee Fleming and Principal Fred Spence congratulate student Fritzi Santiago, who received a perfect score in third grade math on the FCAT test, the first perfect score in the schools history.

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OCTOBER 27, 2012 THESTAR PAGEB-3 Preseason NBAHawks Halt Mavericks, 110-94 COLLEGESPORTS: Savannah State Snaps 13Game Losing Skid With 42-35 Homecoming Win Over Edward Waters College Gabby Glows In Gold While Winning Sportswoman Of The Year Award; Beats Out Serena Williams and Allyson Felix By MIKEBONTS Florida/Georgia Star SAVANNAH, Ga. When it was over, Savannah State QB Antonio Bostick and offensive coordinator Terance Mathis shared a long embrace. It was a poignant moment amid the celebration that ensued following Savannah State Universitys 42-35 victory over Edward Waters College on Saturday. A Homecoming crowd of 4,269 at T.A. Wright Stadium cheered as Savannah State (1-6) snapped its 13-game losing streak, which was the longest in the Football Championship Subdivision dating to last season. The Tigers also won for the first time since T.A. Wright Stadium was reconstructed. With 3:40 left in the third quarter, Edward Waters drove to SSUs 44yard line but SSU nose tackle Terrance Williams forced Edward Waters B-back Cleve Williams to fumble and Williams recovered the ball. Three plays later, Bostick threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Heyward to give SSU a 35-28 lead with 2:08 left in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Edward Waters backup quarterback Reymond Berhane, lined up at halfback, took a pitch and threw a pass that was intercepted by SSU cornerback John Wilson. Bostick engineered an eight-play, 54-yard scoring drive that ended with his 13-yard touchdown run that extended SSUs lead to 42-28 with 11:45 to play. Edward Waters cut the score to 42-35 when Turman ran for another 8-yard touchdown with 5:44 remaining. SSU sealed its victory by producing a 10-play, 63-yard drive that consumed the games final 5:44. EWC is on the road this Saturday at Charleston Southern. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. Atlanta dished out a triple threat to Dallas when the Hawks hosted the Mavericks in a preseason game last week. Despite his status as a rookie, Mike Scott landed 17 points supported by Lou Williams and Ivan Johnson with 13 points each. The Mavs scored 94 points while the threesome led the Hawks to a 110 point victory. While Jae Crowder and Vince Carter scored 15 and 13 points respectively for the Mavericks, the team was without forward Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman who were both recovering from injuries. Three time Pro Ball running back Maurice JonesDrew is expected to miss at least one game following an injury to the middle part of his left foot Sunday, Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey said Monday afternoon. He was injured during the Jaguars 26-23 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders in Oakland. Hes probably going to be out, Mularkey said/ I cant tell you the extent of time, but I can tell you hell be out this game. Also on the injured list was QB Blaine Gabbert who sustained an injury his left (non-throwing) shoulder. Cornerback Rashean Mathis left with what Mularkey called a slight groin pull, and his status will be updated later in the week. Guard Uche Nwaneri left with ankle and knee issues, but returned. Fullback Montell Owens, a two-time special teams Pro Bowl selection, left with a shoulder injury and Mularkey didnt rule him out of practice Wednesday. By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star As if earning two gold medals at this years Olympics wasnt enough, Americas sweetheart Gabrielle Douglas stole the show in her hot gold dress at 33rd annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 17, 2012 in New York City. Gabbys outfit of choice was quite fitting pun intended as she received top honors. The 16 year-old walked away with the Sportswoman of the Year Award beating out the likes of sprinter Allyson Felix, swimmer Missy Franklin and tennis icon Serena Williams. Jason Kempin of Getty Images captured this shot of Gabby flanked by her mother Natalie and her sister, Arielle who is credited to being the one who got encouraged Natalie to put Gabby in gymnastics as a child. Mularkey:Jones-Drew Will Miss At Least One Game With Injury After Rumble With Raiders

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PAGE B-4 THESTAR OCTOBER 27, 2012 OPINION OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell, III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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Opinions expressed by columnists in this newspaper do not necessarily represent the policy of this paper.MEMBERSHIPS: Florida Press Association National Newspaper Association National Newspaper Publishers Association Amalgamated Publisher, Inc. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce THEFLORIDA STAR THE GEORGIA STAR DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNER ALLEN PROCTOR AROUND THE TOWN FRANCES BRADLEY, VOLUME BURKES SPECIAL SECTIONS TIA AYELE SPORTS EDITOR MIKE BONTS COLUMNS YOLANDA KNUCKLE GEORGIA MARKETING ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL DISTRIBUTION DAVID SCOTT National Newspaper Publishers Association Why Wait?LET THE POST OFFICE DELIVER THE FLORIDA or GEORGIA STAR TO YOUI want a One Year Subscription to The Florida or Georgia Star!Please donate 10% of my paid Subscription to the non-profit organization listed below. Please send my Paid Subscription to: Name ___________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________________________________ State ________________ Zip Code _______________ Name of Organization for Donation: ______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE () Months $22.00 ()One Year $40.00 () Years $70.00 SEND TO: The Florida/Georgia StarPost Office Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL-40629 Ofc: 904-766-8834 www.TheFloridaStar.com Cash, Money Order, Check, PayPal, and/or Credit Card Accepted Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame Be Sure, Your Sin Will Find You OutDr. James L. SnyderIt happened to me again this past week for the umpteenth time. The last time it happened, I promised myself it would never happen again, as long as I lived. So much for my promises, or maybe I died. I found myself stranded at the neighborhood grocery store. I meant to put gas in my car, honest I did. Somehow, it slipped my mind. I do not mind things slipping my mind if they are not important, and if it does not involve the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Unfortunately for me, this did. I dont mind lectures from my Beloved, if I could sometimes pick the topic. Topics like religion and politics would be a nice change. Her topic, which she never tires of, is my forgetfulness. At least I cant remember any other topic at the moment. My car was definitely out of gas and I was going nowhere in it. My only recourse was to walk across the street to the store, and call my wife to come and bail me out of trouble. Every husband knows how difficult this is because we have to do it so often. I went to the phone booth in the store and made the call. Then I went and took a seat to wait for her arrival. As I was waiting, I noticed an elderly gentleman come into the store. I call him a gentleman, but these days, who knows? This man walked into the store as if he was concerned about being followed. Every few steps he threw a glance over his shoulder as if someone was stalking him. Since I did not have anything to do for the next 20 minutes, I settled back to watch. When he got into the store, he cautiously walked around the store as if casing it. So many stores are being robbed; I didnt know but this man was planning to pull off a heist. My interest piqued, which kept my mind off the trouble I was in with my wife when she arrived to pick me up. When a person is in trouble, it is always a good thing to try to take ones mind off said trouble, and on someone who might be in more trouble than you are at the moment. At least, thats what I told myself at the time. When a person is facing trouble, he will say anything to himself to calm those jagged nerves. The man walked around the store several times, always glancing over his shoulder as if he expected something to happen. As far as I could tell, he was an ordinary man with no special features. He walked with a slow shuffle, but thats to be expected when a mans body ages. I saw him stand over against a corner for several minutes while he intently watched the front door. A little spooked by this time, I did not know if I should alert the manager or call the police. I envisioned the headlines in the newspapers the next day: Local pastor dies a heros death in the crossfire. I sure would like to be a hero, but only in my own mind. This hero business can be a little dangerous, so I was in a quandary. In scanning the gentleman as best I could, I knew he could not have a large weapon on his person. The loose fitting shirt revealed no bomb strapped to his chest, which was a little comforting. Then the gentleman began to move and I froze. My life flashed before me in an instant which bored me almost to death. I never want to experience anything like that ever again. My focus once again went to the gentleman in motion. What was he going to do? Gradually he eased up to the bakery department. I almost stood, but at my height, I would be an easy target. Its hard for anyone to miss a barn door, especially one with a flashy smile. I braced myself for what would happen next. Then it happened. The elderly gentleman, with one last glance over his shoulder, bought a chocolate clair. I was confused relieved but confused. What was all the secrecy about? About this time, I saw him slither toward the bench where I was sitting. Without looking at me, the man sank into the corner as though hiding from someone. He sat there for a few minutes and then he opened his bag with the clair. Just as he took his first bite, someone recognized him, came up and said, Henry, is that a chocolate clair youre eating? He glanced at me and gave me one of those sick smiles that every husband recognizes. No matter how hard you try to keep something (like clairs) from your wife, it is impossible. There is a spiritual lesson here. No matter how hard you try to hide your sin, somewhere, somehow, when you least expect it, someone will see you. An Old Testament scripture lays down an important principle in this regard. But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out. (Numbers 32:23 KJV.) David, the Psalmist, knew this and wrote, Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23-24 KJV.) Live your life as though someone was watching you, because, Someone is watching you. Dr. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com.

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PAGE B-6 THE STAR OCTOBER 27, 2012 Why the world wants Obama to winBy The Weeks Editorial Staff | The WeekWed, Oct 24, 2012 People surveyed in 21 countries over whelmingly favor President Obama over Mitt Romney. Whats behind that landslide? President Obama and Mitt Romney are locked in an incredibly tight race at home, but overseas, the vote isnt even close. A BBC World Service opinion poll found that residents of 21 foreign countries overwhelmingly support Obama, with an average of 50 percent hoping that he wins a second term and only 9 percent favoring Romney. France is Obamas biggest booster 72 percent of respondents support him. The only country where Romney enjoyed greater support than Obama? Pakistan. So why are foreigners in the bag for Obama? Here, three theories: 1. Obamas foreign policy works Overseas, the president has an undeniably strong record, says Jeffrey Simpson at Canadas Globe and Mail Obama has shown hes capable of mixing muscularity with restraint, extricating the U.S. from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, avoiding direct intervention in Syria, and resisting the push to recklessly attack Iran all while relentlessly going after terrorists and playing a limited but key role in forcing regime change in Libya. Meanwhile, the world sees Romney displaying the hubris of the powerful and the ignorance of the uninformed, thumping his chest and scaring folks overseas. Forget foreign policy. This election is about the economy. 2. The world is associating Romney with Bush In many ways, this isnt really a reflection on Romney, says Max Fisher at The Washington Post In Pakistan, for example, people arent embracing Romney so much as protesting Obamas drone program in areas near the Afghan border. And more broadly, Romneys overseas poll numbers are consistent with [Sen. John] McCains in 2008, suggesting the possibility that many foreign publics associate Republicans with George W. Bush, whose administration was deeply unpopular abroad. 3. Soaking the rich is popular overseas The fact that France is more pro-Obama than anyone else says it all, says Matthew Balan at News Busters France is a leftist nanny state, and socialist President Francois Hollandeis trying to slap a 75 percent marginal income tax on people earning more than 1 million euros a year, a move the Heritage Foundations Nile Gardiner called economic suicide. Such proposals line up nicely with the presidents platform. No wonder he polls so well there.