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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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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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Jacksonville Fla
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Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

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

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

Subjects

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African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

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Additional Physical Form:
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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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000581378
oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
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UF00028362:01129

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Atlantas Usher Raymond recently dished out $12,000 on a dog all in the name of of charity. The superstar singer tweeted that he was thinking of calling his new goldendoodle (goleden retreiver and poodle mix) Poppy Raymond, but will leave that responsibility to his sons, aged three and four. First Lady Michelle Obama was in Florida on Thursday, rounding up a final round of support for the southern swing state. She bought along some star power joined by actress Gabrielle Union and latin singer Marc Anthony in Miami and Stevie Wonder in Jacksonville. She urged the crowd of nearly 5,000 to swing the swing state her husbands way and said: Remind them that my husband knows all too well there is work to do ƒ As President Clinton said, it is going to take a lot longer than four years to rebuild an economy from the brink of collapse.Ž PHOTOS: Frank M. Powell III 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 NOVEMBER 3 NOVEMBER 9, 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 First Lady Michelle Obama Joined On Campaign Trail By Stevie Wonder In Jacksonville INSIDE Bobbi Kristina And Nick Gordon In Liplock On St Simons Island NY Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Barack Obama Following Quick Response In Wake Of Deadly Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star President Barack Obamas predessor, George W. Bushs response to the victims of Hurricane Katrina has been considered one of the great faux pas as it relates to natural disasters in recent memory. The same cannot be said about Obama, who during the eleventh hour of the 2012 election season, diverted his focus from the campaign trail to the clean up trail. After what was Hurricane Sandy barrelled through the northern Caribbean claiming an estimated 70 lives and sent health officials on a mission to control a potential cholera outbreak, it made landfall on the east coast. The iconic Jersey Shore and Atlantic City Boardwalk were completely rearranged and New Yorkers were plunged into darkness as the worlds busiest subway system became a waterway when flood records, set in the late 1800s were broken. Another part of the devastation was the result of Hurricane Sandy merging with another weather sytem that left victims, already without power and heat, facing a cold front. Over 50 Americas are dead. Said the President in New Jersey, two days after the storm hit: When you see folks like that respond with strength and resilience, when you see neighbors helping neighbors, then you're reminded about what America is all about. We go through tough times, but we bounce back. And the reason we bounce back is because we look out for one another and we dont leave anybody behind. And so my commitment to the people on this block, the people in this community, and the people of this state is that that same spirit will carry over all the way through until our work is done.Ž Former Republican and New York Mayor Micahel Bloomberg officially endorsed Obama late Thursday stating: "The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast … in lost lives, lost homes and lost business … brought the stakes of Tuesdays presidential election into sharp relief. Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be … given this week's devastation … should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action." Pricey Pup: Usher Spends $12,000 On Pet For Sons President Barack Obama hugs Donna Vanzant, the owner of North Point Marina, as he tours damage from Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Whitney Houtons famly flocked to St Simons Island on a recent episode of their Lifetime show On Our Own The episode which will reair this Wednesday featured the family trying to keep the late singers daughter Krissy and her fiance` Nick apart during a girls weekend getaway. Jacksonville police are seeking the wherabouts of a man wanted in connection with a murder. On Friday, October 12, 2012, George Ware was shot and killed in the 1500 block of West 35th Street. Investigative efforts have led to the identification of the suspect Corey V. Spann (pictured) black male, 36, for the murder. There is an active murder warrant for the suspects arrest. Two photos were released of the murder suspect as it is not clear what his present appearance may now be. Suspect Wanted For Murder May Have New Appearance Amber Aundriana Collins, 15 years old has been arrested for Child Neglect. Cops were dispatched to Huntington Apartments located at 3333 Monument Road regarding an abandoned infant. The baby was located in front of an apartment which has been vacant since July of 2012. Despite being found on the ground a wrapped in only a towel the child was said to be in good health when assessed medically. Under Floridas Safe Haven Law, a child 7 days old or younger can be left at a hospital, emergency medical services station, or a fire station without any recourse. Jacksonville Police Arrest 15 Year-Old For Child Neglect Amber Collins, 15 yearold teen mom arrested for leaving infant. Jacksonvile Mayor Alvin Brown delivered on his promise to unveil a retirement reform initiative no later than the end of 2012. The City of Jacksonville negotiating team unveiled his reform proposal for police employees in a collective bargaining meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police. The plan will save an estimated $1.5 billion over 30 years. Under Mayor Browns proposal, the city will have a sustainable plan to protect the retirement benefits of employees, while keeping taxpayers from shouldering an unfair burden for contributions. I greatly respect our brave public safety officers and the important work they do for our community,Ž said Mayor Brown. In this period of financial challenge, our current retirement system is no longer sustainable. It is broken and we have to fix it so we can protect the long-term economic security of public safety employees, while also protecting taxpayers.Ž Mayor Browns proposal protects city retirees and any current employees who are already eligible for full retirement at the time the new plan is implemented. It will not affect retirement benefits already earned through the date the plan is enacted, although it will modify the future benefits they earn after the new plan is implemented. Retirement Reform Initiative Unveiled by Mayor Alvin Brown Fort Myers Woman Voting For The First Time At Age 99 When the 19th Amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote, Rosie Lewis was 7 years old. She was in her 50s when the Jim Crow laws were abolished and now at 99 years old, she is fulfilling a promise she made four years ago, that if she lived for this election, she would vote for the first time for Barack Obama.

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PAGE B-10 THESTAR NOVEMBER 3, 2012 COMMUNITY CAPTIONS 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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Mal Jones Presents The Lyricist Hour/Artwalk Gone Till November Edition, at Burro Bar on Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. FILM: The Hunger, MOCA Jacksonville, onThursday November 08, 2012, at 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for more information. Adamec Bike Night, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Thursday November 08, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.353.1188 for additional information. FRIDAY MARKET, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Friday November 09, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. THE FOUR-STATE GULLAH GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR COMMISSION will hold its fourth 2012 quarterly meeting on November 9 in Kingsland, GA. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., at O. F. Edwards North Center Complex, 531 North Lee St. The public is invited. VETERANS JOBS FAIR, thisFriday, November 09, 2012, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information contact 904.630.4000. VENDORS AND SPENDERS WANTED BRUNSWICK HOLIDAY BAZAAR, MARY ROSS WATERFRONT PARK, DECEMBER 1 For more information or to rent a booth space, please contact Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at 262-6665 or 262-6934 or visit goldenislesarts.org. Community Activities Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN, Belinda, died October 27, 2012. ALVERS, Earl L., 85, died October 29, 2012. ASHLEY Gail L., 68, died October 23, 2012. BADYNA Nazarena Magdoline, 85, died October 25, 2012. BEECHER Madelon Bowen, 90, died October 25, 2012. BLOUNT, Eugene, Jr., 65, died October 26, 2012. BOYD, Jimmy E., 56, died October 29, 2012. CARMICHEAL Jessie, died October 30, 2012. CARTER, Donald Don, 66, died October 29, 2012. CHAMBERS, Anthony, 65, died October 23, 2012. COLLINS Shirley, 87, died October 27, 2012. COUNCIL, Annie Bell, 86, died October 28, 2012. CREWS, Betty Jean, 82, died October 30, 2012. CULL Gervone Lamon, 45, died October 30, 2012. DEMERS, Emily Yvonne, 72, died October 27, 2012. FLOURNOY, Carissa Nichole, died October 23, 2012. FUHRMANN John C., 54, died October 29, 2012. GALLOWAY Helen, died October 28, 2012. GREEN Nicole, 27, died October 26, 2012. GREEN W. Larry, died October 29, 2012. HARTLEY, Amy Lucille, 88, died October 23, 2012. HICKSON, Geraldine, died October 24, 2012. HORNER Kenneth L., 48, died October 25, 2012. JACOB Irvin Joseph, 81, died October 27, 2012. JOHNSON Lola, 81, died October 25, 2012. JORDAN, Joseph Joe, 79, died October 27, 2012. LAUDERMAN, Roger D., died October 30, 2012. LOCKWOOD Charlie A., died October 29, 2012. LONON, Dorothy Mae Williams, died October 30, 2012. LOVELACE, Inez, 72, died October 25, 2012. MATTOX, James Palmer, II., 80, died October 23, 2012. McCOY, Jeromey Kentral, Jr., died October 23, 2012. McLAUGHLIN, John Alfred, Sr., 70, died October 28, 2012. McQUEEN, Fred, died October 30, 2012. MILES, Lizzie, died October 24, 2012. MILLER Ida B., 95, died October 29, 2012. MUSGROVE Norma Lee, 88, died October 24, 2012. NELSON, Rosa Mae, died October 24, 2012. ODOM, Dr. Richard Warren, 65, died October 28, 2012. PADGETT Shawn Lee, 35, died October 26, 2012. PENNY, Richard A., 51, died October 23, 2012. POLLARD, Dave, 66, died October 27, 2012. RACKLEY Donald, 53, died October 29, 2012. REESE, James Paul, Jr., died October 29, 2012. REVELLE Evelyn, 89, died October 30, 2012. RICHARDSON, Marie C., died October 26, 2012. ROGERS James H., 83, died October 24, 2012. RUSS, Elsie Lois Howard, 93, died October 25, 2012. SCHILLER, Elmer E., 87, died October 25, 2012. SHREVE Charles E., 64,died October 23, 2012. SIMMONS, Lula, died October 22, 2012. SKINNER, Frances R., 59, died October 25, 2012. SKYLARK, Major Henry, died October 21, 2012. STARCHER Robert B., 51, died October 23, 2012. TODD Letha, 78, died October 22, 2012. WATSON, Barbara, 73, died October 23, 2012. WESTRICH, Robert Joseph, Sr. 58, died October 26, 2012. WILLIAM Geraldine, died October 25, 2012. WILLIAMS, Lee Andrew, Sr., 67, died October 28, 2012. WILLIAMS, Russell, died October 27, 2012. WILSON, Donald, 68, died October 24, 2012. WOODS, Mary Donar, 83, died October 28, 2012. WRIGHT Daisy Mae, 87, died October 27, 2012. YOUNGBLOOD, Trevac C., died October 26, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS PARRISH, Curtis Melvin, 93, died October 28, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-2 THE STAR NOVEMBER 3, 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. 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. 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. CATHEDRAL OF DELIVERANCE presents a Church and Community Carnival, November 17, 2012 from 11am 8pm, at 1939 Belvedere St. Admission is Free. Join us for a day of Food, Fun, and Fellowship. For more information, call 904-887-3653 or cathedral1939@gmail.com or cathedralofdeliverance.org Lizzie Floyd Barnes MilesOn October 24, 2012 Mrs. Lizzie Floyd Barnes Miles, 72 of 1077 Emilys Walk Lane Jacksonville, FL. She is survived by her husband of 39 years Arthur Miles, Jr. of the home; two sons: Colonel Robert L. (Tarra) Barnes, Jr. of Chester, VA and Rhadshun Miles of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter: Rhayda L. Barnes-Thomas of Accokeek, Maryland and grandchildren: Kaiya B. Moore, Kamrin B Moore and Jordan A. Barnes. She is also survived by one sister, five brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Miles attended the public schools of Laurens County where she graduated with honors from Sanders High School in 1957 and later went on to graduate magna cum laude from Allen University in Columbia, SC in 1961 where she became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and remain active till present. She rejoiced in the fact her daughter and granddaughter joined her sorority as well. She also received a MA from the University of Oklahoma and served many years as a teacher and as an Equal Opportunity Specialist. She is remembered for being passionate about giving and Loving with No expectations in return and who lifes goal is helping someone else. Family viewing and visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2012 from 2-5pm at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. James W. Henry, Pastor of Summerville Baptist Church (20) Twenty and First Lady.SUMMERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH celebrates One Hundred Twelve Churchs & Pastors Twenty Anniversary at Sunday, October 28, 2012 Worship Service. Guest Churches were: Peace Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony Webster, Pastor (Speaker); Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Clarence HerbŽ Anderson, Pastor; NewMt. Lil Baptist Church with Rev.Clarence Hester, Pastor; and Silas Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Nathaniel DuHart, Pastor. The theme song was  Hold To Gods Unchanging Hand ,Ž song by the congregation. This was a joyous occasion. The church is located at 690 West 20th St., Jacksonville, FL. APOSTOLIC CONFIRMATION After 39 years of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a public confirmation ceremony honoring Pastor Jeannette C. Holmes-Vann was held on October 29, 2012 at Hope Chapel Ministries. Archbishop Leonard Love of Truth for Living Ministries, along with other clergy, confirmed in agreement by the laying on of hands and anointing her with oil, and apostle called by God to preach without ceasing, the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pastor Jeannette C. Holmes-Vann, now going into her 40th year as a Minister of the Gospel, started with a life changing encounter with God on the 4th Sunday morning of March 23, 1973. Pastor Holmes surrendered her life to God and thus began a ministry born out of compassion, love, and a passion for seeing all of humanity achieve their God-Given Destiny and Potential through a life in Jesus Christ. As Pastor and Founder of Hope Chapel Ministries, Dr. Holmes-Vann has led many people to Faith and Life in Christ through ministering directly to congregations, as well as her television and radio broadcasts. For the past four decades her legacy has rested, not in buildings and institutions, but in the lives of people she has helped to transform.

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NOVEMBER 3, 2012THE STAR PAGE 3 Meet Little Meechie One day while at school Lil Meechie was listening to his teacher talk about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very very small. Lil Meechie (whose grandfather was a Baptist preacher) snarled at the teacher and said, But Jonah was swallowed by a whale!Ž Irritated, the teacher repeated that a whale couldnt swallow a human, it was physically impossible to do so. So Lil Meechie said, When I get to heaven Im gonna ask Jonah!Ž The teacher asked smartly, What if Jonah went to hell?Ž Lil Meechie replied, Then YOU ask him.Ž Little Meechie

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PAGE 4THE STARNOVEMBER 3, 2012 Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Two, Two, Two Birthdays in One!What do you give the guy who has everything (kind of hard to do when said guy is a savvy shopper with good taste)? Ok Sun Burks was faced with just such a dilemma for husband Volumes birthday last summer. She, herself, who has never met a bargain that she didnt like, happened on a great price for flying lessons. She and son and daughter, Seann and Chloe surprised Volume with the unique gift on his July 4 th birthday. I witnessed the occasion; he was very surprised and ecstatic! When Volume took his first lesson last week, Chloe and I (as a continuation of my own birthday season) accompanied him and flight instructor Adrian Olivier on the flight portion of the training in a four seat, Cessna 172! Volume and Adrian piloted us towards St. Augustine as we took in the sights of Doctors Inlet, the Atlantic coast and beaches, downtown Jacksonville, and more. I had never been in an aircraft that small (Ill never crack jokes about the size of the now defunct Dolphin Air and Provincetown Boston Air planes again)! Once we were in the air and leveled off, it was pretty amazing. We reached a maximum altitude of 3,000 feet, without rising above the few clouds in the sky. It was a beautiful day! Adrian, an FAA-certified instructor, was a delight. He has a manner that immediately puts you at ease, as he cracks little jokes in a faint accent, a product of his Trinidadian and Venezuelan background. Inspired by an uncle who was a commercial pilot for British West Indies Airways (also known as BweeŽ), Adrian has been flying since 1999. In addition to instruction, he flies charters and delivers aircraft purchased by private customers. If youve been thinking of taking flying lessons, stop thinking and give Adrian a call at (904) 378-3259 or email adrianolivier@atlanticaviationinc.com Visit the companys website at atlanticaviationinc.com The Cessna 172 "Off we go into the wild blue younder...." Ok Sun Burks, Photographer and Keeper of the Purses The pilots and passengers, left to right, Chloe Burks, Volume "Flyboy" Burks, Frances Bradley, and Pilot/Instructor Adrian Olivier Volume, retired Navy Chief, giving up his anchor for wings?

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PAGE 5 THE STAR NOVEMBER 3, 2012 Drunk Man Hits Officer and Patrol Car to Avoid Arrest A man was arrested for hitting an officer and his patrol car to avoid arrest. At 4:46 a.m., police arrived at a gas station after the store manager called to report a very intoxicated man in the store who could barely walk straight. Additionally, other officers had already witnessed the intoxicated man identified as 34-year-old Calvin Robinson driving recklessly, but he had managed to escape from them. Robinsons car was soon found parked at an angle by the gas pumps. Robinson was in the drivers seat with the door open. The officer turned on his patrol vehicles emergency lights, parked in front of Robinsons car, and walked over to check on Robinson. When Robinson saw the officer, he tried to close his door but the officer prevented him from doing so and attempted to get Robinson out of the car. Robinson was able to shift the car into reverse and quickly back the car up, which struck the officer pinning him against the gas pumps. Robinson then switched gears and sped forward. He rammed into the officers patrol car, reversed again, and finally drove away. The officer didnt sustain any serious injuries, but his patrol vehicle was so damaged that it later had to be towed. Robinson drove off and continued on the road when other deputies caught up to him. They successfully punctured the fleeing vehicles tires with stopsticks, but Robinson did not stop driving. He turned down a few side streets before stopping near an intersection where he was taken into custody. Police noted that Robinson reeked of alcohol, had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Beer cans were also inside the car. Robinson refused to submit to a DUI test. Additionally, deputies learned that Robinson had four active suspensions on his drivers license and Robinson admitted to not having a valid drivers license. Robinson was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer, DUI, driving with a suspended license, criminal mischief and resisting an officer with violence. 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. Calvin Robinson 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: Fara L. Linder Age: 15 Weight: 196 lbs Last seen: 10/12/12 Name: Oliver Lacy Everett Age: 15 Weight: 165 lbs Last seen: 9/12/12 Name: India Wodford Age: 15 Weight: 180 lbs Last seen: 10/17/12 Name: Charmayne Kearfaye Love Age:17 Weight: 185 lbs Last seen: 10/08/12 Name: Allen Lamar Stafford Age: 13 Weight: 147 lbs Last seen: 10/22/12MOSTWANTED Armed Robbery Suspect At 1:18 p.m. police were dispatched to a bank in reference to a bank robbery. Investigation revealed the unknown suspect walked into the bank and demanded money. The suspect was described as a black female, in her 20s, 5, 130 pounds and appeared to be wearing eyelash and hair extensions. The suspect was wearing a black velour track suit. The suspect had a bandage covering her nose and the left side of her neck, which may be covering a tattoo or scar. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the unknown suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name: Shane Oneil Banks Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Name: Shanterica J. Battle Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Spencer Beauge Offense: Battery on Child Body Fluids BeSafe on Your Computer! There are tons of hackers on the internet everyday looking to see who they can prey on or what valuable information they can get. More and more people are getting hacked and sometimes dont even know it. The internet is becoming more and more useful and widespread and is also becoming more and more dangerous. Your information can be stolen and be sold to others and be used. Viruses are also floating all around the internet and can do all kinds of things to your computer if infected. So many things can go wrong if you do not take the right precautions. Do not be a potential victim! Below are some key steps to protecting your computer from intrusion: Keep Your Firewall Turned On : A firewall helps protect your computer from hackers who might try to gain access to crash it, delete information, or even steal passwords or other sensitive information. Software firewalls are widely recommended for single computers. The software is prepackaged on some operating systems or can be purchased for individual computers. For multiple networked computers, hardware routers typically provide firewall protection. Install or Update Your Antivirus Software : Antivirus software is designed to prevent malicious software programs from embedding on your computer. If it detects malicious code, like a virus or a worm, it works to disarm or remove it. Viruses can infect computers without users' knowledge. Most types of antivirus software can be set up to update automatically. Install or Update Your Antispyware Technology : Spyware is just what it sounds likesoftware that is surreptitiously installed on your computer to let others peer into your activities on the computer. Some spyware collects information about you without your consent or produces unwanted pop-up ads on your web browser. Some operating systems offer free spyware protection, and inexpensive software is readily available for download on the Internet or at your local computer store. Be wary of ads on the Internet offering downloadable antispywarein some cases these products may be fake and may actually contain spyware or other malicious code. It's like buying groceriesshop where you trust. Keep Your Operating System Up to Date : Computer operating systems are periodically updated to stay in tune with technology requirements and to fix security holes. Be sure to install the updates to ensure your computer has the latest protection. Be Careful What You Download : Carelessly downloading e-mail attachments can circumvent even the most vigilant anti-virus software. Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don't know, and be wary of forwarded attachments from people you do know. They may have unwittingly advanced malicious code. Turn Off Your Computer : With the growth of high-speed Internet connections, many opt to leave their computers on and ready for action. The downside is that being "always on" renders computers more susceptible. Beyond firewall protection, which is designed to fend off unwanted attacks, turning the computer off effectively severs an attacker's connectionbe it spyware or a botnet that employs your computer's resources to reach out to other unwitting users. Your Safety Man Attacks and Pistol-Whips Man after Taking Him Home A man was arrested after driving a man to his home and pistol-whipping him. Police received a call to a residence, where the victim was pistolwhipped by a man later identified as 23-year-old Shevin Marquiz Franklin. The victim sustained serious head injuries and EMS had to come to transport him. When police arrived, they obtained a description of the vehicle that Franklin was driving with two of his friends and other officers were notified. The car was soon stopped and officers searched the car, where they found a revolver under the drivers seat. Detectives learned that the victim paid Franklin to drive him to his home for $40. Franklin and two other men were in the car with the victim. Upon arrival at the victims home, Franklin demanded an additional $20, which the victim refused. The two argued, and Franklin reached into the back seat where the victim was sitting and struck him in the head. Both got out of the car into the driveway. A struggle continued and the victim screamed for help. Franklin, using the revolver, continued to pistol-whip the victim multiple times in the head. Franklin then got back into the car and drove away with his friends. Franklin was arrested and is being charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and violation of probation. He is being held on no bond. Shevin Franklin

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FLORIDA NOVEMBER 3, 2012THE STARPAGE 7 JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS Vote Early RallyPhotos By Frank M. Powell IIIPeople gathered at the Gateway Center in Jacksonville for the Occupy to Vote movement on Friday at 9pm and made history. On Saturday at 7am people lined up to vote, including a 112 year old lady with her 18 year old great grandson. Congresswoman Brown was also there to support and commend the citizens for their early voting. On Sunday, churches from around the state gathered for Souls to the Polls after service. Over 200,000 people have voted. The last day to vote early is November 3rd and Election Day is November 6th. There is still time left and the election is calling for your vote, so please go before it is too late. Every vote counts! Roz Burrough, Sabrina Edwards, Congressman John LewisGeorgia, and Carolyn Chatman The Dancing Diamonds perform at the Vote Early Rally. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Dr. LaMar Williams, and Dr. Yvonne Hicks at the Get out the Vote Rally. Reverend Jesse L. Jackson speaking at the Vote Early Rally. Daughter Keanotta LaRosa and granddaughter Trinity, with the Reverend Jesse Jackson at the Vote Early rally, For reelection Florida Representative Mia Jones Bike rides around the north side with local Bikers clubs. Congressman John Lewis, and Elder Lee Harris, Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church,

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PAGE 8THE STARNOVEMBER 3, 2012 Youth News Youth News The Future of Democracy in the Middle East By Christopher L. Daniels, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in the College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities Florida A&M UniversityThe recent storming of the United States embassies in Egypt and Libya and the killing of United States diplomats have left many shocked and searching for answers. What is the underlying reason for hostility toward the United States that provokes such extreme acts of violence? To date, the debate surrounding these tragic events has mainly been centered on the production of a controversial film by Nakoula Nakoula, which depicted the prophet Mohammed in a negative light and insulted the religion of Islam. This film, which was posted on the video sharing site YouTube, was translated into Arabic and played on television in several nations across North Africa and the Middle East sparking deadly protest. The video has been removed from the site in several countries across the world except the United States. A court ruled the video could not legally be removed. While most would agree that the material in the film was offensive, many within the United States disagree with the forceful removal of the video for fear of setting a dangerous precedent for censorship of the Internet. While these discussions are healthy for future policy regarding international relations with the United States, it misses the bigger picture. There is a strikingly different societal landscape across North Africa and the Middle East than there is in North America. In 2011, there were massive demonstrations across the region, which were dubbed the Arab Spring.Ž These uprisings led to the ousting of several dictatorial regimes that once ruled their respective countries for decades. Many of these dictators had eliminated all of the typical systems of checks and balances and were essentially governing the country at their own will. When they were suddenly removed (or killed in the case of Libya) they left their countries with a huge vacuum of power to fill. The result of this has been the establishment of democratic, but very weak regimes, which have little to no capability of controlling the population of their nations. Under leaders such as Hosni Muburak, demonstrations or protests similar to those witnessed in Egypt would have been outlawed and the organizers would have been jailed. Newly elected governments, however, do not have the power under the freshly drafted constitutions or the political will to keep the same tight grip on their populations that the previous regimes did. This new era of responsiveness and government cooperation with the will of the people is certainly a victory for the average citizen, but it also has opened a window of opportunity for extremist organizations to operate within the region. Regime changes alone cannot erase the decades of abuse of power and misappropriation of public funds that have left millions of people trapped in poverty and full of anger. Many of these leaders who clung to power were supported by various U.S. assistance programs, causing some to believe the U.S. has some culpability in their poverty and powerlessness. Now that a new era has been brought in, there is a true risk that there will be a deep disappointment with what democracy brings or does not bring to these nations and we could see many more outbreaks of violence some of which may be targeted at the United States. While the Arab Spring will certainly go down as a watershed moment in the history of North Africa and the Middle East, at this point, it is too early to determine what will be the ultimate outcome. The decades of bottled up anger that is present within these societies could be ignited at any moment by a film or any other opportunistic person or organization. This reality makes increasing cultural sensitivity and understanding of the wide sweeping impact that information posted on the Internet can have critical for not just members of the government, but also for average citizens. There are several small steps that can be taken to achieve this objective. The first would be for video sharing sites like YouTube to require its members to watch tutorial videos on cultural sensitivity before being able to create an account. Popular video sharing sites could also consider reviewing their policies on removing videos that have been deemed offensive. Unfortunately, the Internet has been a place where pretty much anything goes, but in our rapidly globalizing world, these policies need to be reconsidered. On the governmental level, it is crucial for the United States and our allies to continue financially supporting the newly democratized states in North Africa and the Middle East. Two areas in particular that should be heavily invested in are education and civil society. Investing in these two areas will help to accomplish three major goals: 1) Develop strong institutions capable of holding their government accountable; 2) develop a strong, qualified workforce to help jumpstart these nations economy; and 3) lessen the amount of people who are vulnerable to extremist propaganda because of their lack of education. It is virtually impossible to totally eradicate extremism and random outbreaks of violence. Yet, following these suggestions can help government leaders, owners of global video sharing websites, and the average citizen greatly reduce the number of occurrences. Maybe then, public opinion of the United States in in the Middle Eastern regions will improve and democracy will prevail. Christopher Daniels, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Florida A&M University. Join Daniels on Twitter for a live chat on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. to answer your questions on democracy in the Middle East. Follow @ FAMU_LivingWell. Obama vs. Romney (on the cost of college) Know the issues before you vote There are a lot of issues to care about this election season, and education is one of them. So if you don't know who you're voting for or how your choice can affect the cost of your education, read on to learn about two key issues at stake: Pell Grants Romney/Ryan: The Path to Prosperity Ryan's fiscal year 2013 budget resolution, calls for limiting Pell Grant awards to the current maximum of $5,550 while also limiting eligibility to "low-income students who need it most." The specifics of those limitations are unclear. However, Romney recently stated (in contrast to his running mate's plan) that he supports raising Pell Grant maximums at the rate of inflation. But that statement doesn't appear to be a formal, written part of their platform. (At least not yet.) Obama/Biden: The Obama ticket has promised double funding for Pell Grants, which is just that: a campaign promise. But Obama has shown previous commitment to increasing funding for Pell Grants. In his 2013 budget Obama calls for an increase in Pell Grant funding from $31 billion last year to $37 billion in 2013. Student loans Romney/Ryan: Romney's plan is perhaps best described in his own words: "A flood of federal dollars is driving up tuition and burdening too many young Americans with substantial debt and too few opportunities." His solution is to increase the public's reliance on private lenders instead of federally-backed student loans. Some economists say this is good for banks and bad for students, since private lenders tend to have higher interest rates and less favorable repayment terms. Others say taking the federal government out of the student loan business will increase competition, drive down costs, and help reduce the national debt. Obama/Biden: In 2010, Obama changed the student loan industry by stipulating that all federal loans originate directly from the government instead of private banks, saving an expected $60 billion-much of which was put back into funding Pell Grants. Then in 2011 Obama introduced his Student Loan Forgiveness Plan which made it easier for millions of student to pay back their federal loans (by capping repayments at 10% of disposable income and by making it easier for students to qualify for loan forgiveness).http://www.simpletuition.com

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NOVEMBER 3, 2012 THESTAR PAGE Bulldogs Bark Out 17-9 Victory Over Gators And Jarvis Jones Takes Top Honors As Player Of The Week ATLANTA FALCONS WIN OVEREAGLESMARKS TEAMS SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE WIN AND PUTSHEADCOACHMIKE SMITH INRECORDBOOKS By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The Atlanta Falcons win over the Philidelphia Eagles on Sunday is certainly a reason for fans to rise up. Also celebrating is Head Coach Mike Smith who became the first coach in Falcons history to record 50 wins. Smith is now the franchises all-time wins leader, passing Dan Reeves who went 49-59-1 from 1997-03. Asante Samuel showed no mercy playing against his former coach. With Matt Ryan in the starring spot, the Falcons maintained their spot as the only unbeaten team in the league, soaring just a bit higher than the eagles with a 30-17 win over the Eagles in Philly. By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star One of the biggest rivalries in college football history is one of the biggest weekends on our local roster. Its not just because our quiet coastal town turns into college party central in St Simons Island, and its not just because anything that can house a couple of college friends wearing their colors proud in Jacksonville is sold out, its because deep down, we are simply looking to see who will get to be the mouth of the south, bragging that their team won. This year, the that honor belonged to Georgia as the Bulldogs took a big bite out of the Florida Gators with a 17-9 victory, owed to an outstanding defense. Going into the game, the Gators were in the #3 spot while the Bulldogs sat at #12. Yes, Shawn Williams made the news for calling his teammates too soft and they responded to the remark at Everbank Field with a season best performance that included six turnovers. This victory marks only the fifth time in the last 23 standoffs that Georgia has taken the game and it was the first time since 1988 that they held Florida without a touchdown. Jarvis Jones, of course, was the shining star finishing with 13 tackles and three sacks. He also recovered his two forced fumbles. For the second time this season and third time in his career, the Georgia junior outside linebacker was named the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week. On Monday, he also was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Fellow Bulldogs Shawn Williams, Mike Gilliard, Alec Ogletree and Amarlo Herrera each finished with six tackles. PHOTOS:Sandy Neal/Star Photogapher Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, right, is tripped up by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo: Michael Perez/AP)

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ReFocus: Art of the 1980s, MOCA Jacksonville, on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call904.366.6911 for all information. Art With A Heart in Heathcare Exhibition, MOCA Jacksonville, on Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for more information. Senior Days, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), on Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. For additional information call 904.396.MOSH. Mal Jones Presents The Lyricist Hour/Artwalk Gone Till November Edition, at Burro Bar on Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. FILM: The Hunger, MOCA Jacksonville, onThursday November 08, 2012, at 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for more information. Adamec Bike Night, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Thursday November 08, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.353.1188 for additional information. FRIDAY MARKET, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Friday November 09, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. THE FOUR-STATE GULLAH GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR COMMISSION will hold its fourth 2012 quarterly meeting on November 9 in Kingsland, GA. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., at O. F. Edwards North Center Complex, 531 North Lee St. The public is invited. VETERANS JOBS FAIR, thisFriday, November 09, 2012, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information contact 904.630.4000. VENDORS AND SPENDERS WANTED BRUNSWICK HOLIDAY BAZAAR, MARY ROSS WATERFRONT PARK, DECEMBER 1 For more information or to rent a booth space, please contact Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at 262-6665 or 262-6934 or visit goldenislesarts.org. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2THE STAR NOVEMBER 3, 2012 *****/Community Activities EARLY VOTING at Supervisor of Elections office at Supervisor of Elections, on Saturday, November 03, 2012, 105 E. Monroe Street Jacksonville FL. EARLY VOTING at Main Library, onSaturday, November 03, 2012, at Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Ritz Jazz Jamm featuring EUGE GROOVE, at Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, on Saturday, November 03, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.5555 for additional information. REGGAE ON THE RIVER atThe Jacksonville Landing, onSunday, November 04, 2012 at 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. 10th Annual JaxFilmFest, onSunday, November 04, 2012. The 10th Annual JaxFilmFest will be held in the beautiful and historic San Marco and Downtown area of Jacksonville, FL. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. DETROIT LIONS, atEverBank Field, on Sunday November 04, 2012, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.633.6100 for more information. MILITARY APPRECIATION LUNCHEON, thisMonday, November 05, 2012, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.4000. MUSICIAN'S MONDAY, 1904 Music Hall, on Monday, November 05, 2012, at 19 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.434.3475 for all information. Art With A Heart in Heathcare Exhibition, MOCA Jacksonville, on Monday, November 05, 2012, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for additional information. JAX Chamber 10th Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon onMonday, November 05, 2012, Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street,Jacksonville, FL 32202 (StatePoint) Even when times are tough, many Americans budget a portion of their assets to go to charity. According to Giving USA, a research institute that publishes data and trends on charitable giving, Americans contributed more than $298.42 billion to charities in 2011. While your heart may guide you to a particular charity, dont just hand over your hard-earned money without getting some information. Though all charities purport to be doing good work, some organizations have less than stellar track records. Just as you would scrutinize a financial investment, so should you examine a charity to ensure your money makes the biggest impact possible. Fortunately, there are resources out there that can help. For example, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, established by the Better Business Bureau, connects donors to charities they can trust. Without judging the worthiness of a charitys mission, BBB Wise Giving Alliance applies 20 Standards that ensure that a charity is aboveboard in everything it does, from money-management, to public transparency, to interactions with its board. Your money will be better used if you donate to a charity that is well run and meets these standards. So the next time you donate, first consider accessing a free report of the charity of your choice at www.give.org. And if your charity is not listed, you can request a review. One sector, in particular, that is always in need of charitable support is education. Investing in education is investing in the future of the local, national and global communities. Here are some great examples of educational organizations that meet the standards of BBB and could use your help. € DonorsChoose.org: This online charity makes it easy for donors to help students in need. Public school teachers post classroom project requests ranging from basic school supplies to musical instruments. Donors can choose projects based on criteria like location, subject, cost, or poverty level. € Girls Inc.: Girls Inc. offers programs that help girls navigate gender, economic and social barriers, equipping them to achieve academic success, lead healthy, physically active lives, manage money, and discover an interest in historically male-dominated fields like technology, engineering and math. They award multiple college scholarships annually. € National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD): NCLD advocates success for students with learning disabilities by connecting parents and educators with resources and tools. You can get a free copy of an evaluative listing of educational and other national charities by sending your name and address to Wise Giving Guide, 3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington, VA, 22201 or email give@council.bbb.org. With the cost of education on the rise, the need to offer financial support to educational institutions is increasingly important. But remember, if youre going to give, give wisely. ***** What to Watch Out for When Donating to Charity Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Sitting Too Long is Bad for Your Health (StatePoint) Whether you have a desk job or otherwise sedentary lifestyle, prolonged periods of sitting may be unavoidable for you. Chances are you are sitting as you read this article. New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and other journals shows that sitting for long stretches can be detrimental to your health, contributing to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic kidney disease. The best defense -the only defense -is to move more,Ž says Dr. Keith Overland, president of the American Chiropractic Association. Walk The simple act of walking can help you get in shape and feel great. Its easy, burns calories, reduces the risk of heart disease, tones muscles and increases cardiovascular endurance. Walking as little as 12 minutes a day can have a significant positive effect. To get the most from your walk, move your arms freely in coordination with the opposite leg, walk with purposeŽ to maximize your cardiovascular workout, dont stoop your head or look down as you walk and dont carry weights, as theyre better used as a separate part of your exercise regimen. Alleviate Pain Aches and pains prevent many people from even taking that first step toward better health. Chiropractic physicians -experts in treating muscles and joints -offer not only a drug-free approach to alleviating pain through spinal adjustments and manipulation, they also promote overall health and wellness through nutritional counseling, rehabilitation and exercise and lifestyle recommendations. Search for a chiropractor in your area by using Find a Doc,Ž the American Chiropractic Associations online member database, www.acatoday.org/FindaDoc. Sit Correctly When you do sit, make sure to do it correctly so you dont ruin your posture or strain your muscles, leading to pain that could inhibit you from getting the activity you need,Ž suggests Dr. Overland. To prevent problems, keep your feet on the floor or a footrest and don't cross your legs. Your knees should be at or below the level of your hips. Adjust the backrest of your chair to support your lowand mid-back or use a back support, and avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time. Include frequent micro-breaks into your sitting time, stretching your neck, arms, wrists, back, and legs. Simple stretches include neck rotations, fist clenches, arm dangles, and shoulder shrugs. Most of all, dont sit for too long. Stand up and stretch your legs with a short walk about every 20 to 30 minutes. Avoid working through lunch. Maintain Good Posture Poor posture not only consumes more energy but also can lead to excessive strain on your postural muscles and may even cause them to weaken when held in certain positions for long periods of time. The postural muscles are prone to injury and back pain, but maintaining good posture, sitting properly and moving regularly can help you stay pain-free. You can learn more healthy tips at www.ChiroHealthy.com. While you may not be able to quit your desk job, you can prevail over inactivity and move yourself closer to better health.



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Atlantas Usher Raymond recently dished out $12,000 on a dog all in the name of of charity. The superstar singer tweeted that he was thinking of calling his new goldendoodle (goleden retreiver and poodle mix) Poppy Raymond, but will leave that responsibility to his sons, aged three and four. First Lady Michelle Obama was in Florida on Thursday, rounding up a final round of support for the southern swing state. She bought along some star power joined by actress Gabrielle Union and latin singer Marc Anthony in Miami and Stevie Wonder in Jacksonville. She urged the crowd of nearly 5,000 to swing the swing state her husbands way and said: Remind them that my husband knows all too well there is work to do As President Clinton said, it is going to take a lot longer than four years to rebuild an economy from the brink of collapse. PHOTOS: Frank M. Powell III 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... B-7 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 NOVEMBER 3 NOVEMBER 9, 2012 VOL. 62 NO. 27 50 CENTS An Award Winning Publication, serving you since 1951. Rated A 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 S tar Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio T alk Show.WWW.thefloridastar.comThe peoples choice Cant 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 First Lady Michelle Obama Joined On Campaign Trail By Stevie Wonder In Jacksonville INSIDE Bobbi Kristina And Nick Gordon In Liplock On St Simons Island NY Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Barack Obama Following Quick Response In Wake Of Deadly Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star President Barack Obamas predessor, George W. Bushs response to the victims of Hurricane Katrina has been considered one of the great faux pas as it relates to natural disasters in recent memory. The same cannot be said about Obama, who during the eleventh hour of the 2012 election season, diverted his focus from the campaign trail to the clean up trail. After what was Hurricane Sandy barrelled through the northern Caribbean claiming an estimated 70 lives and sent health officials on a mission to control a potential cholera outbreak, it made landfall on the east coast. The iconic Jersey Shore and Atlantic City Boardwalk were completely rearranged and New Yorkers were plunged into darkness as the worlds busiest subway system became a waterway when flood records, set in the late 1800s were broken. Another part of the devastation was the result of Hurricane Sandy merging with another weather sytem that left victims, already without power and heat, facing a cold front. Over 50 Americas are dead. Said the President in New Jersey, two days after the storm hit: When you see folks like that respond with strength and resilience, when you see neighbors helping neighbors, then you're reminded about what America is all about. We go through tough times, but we bounce back. And the reason we bounce back is because we look out for one another and we dont leave anybody behind. And so my commitment to the people on this block, the people in this community, and the people of this state is that that same spirit will carry over all the way through until our work is done. Former Republican and New York Mayor Micahel Bloomberg officially endorsed Obama late Thursday stating: "The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast in lost lives, lost homes and lost business brought the stakes of Tuesdays presidential election into sharp relief. Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be given this week's devastation should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action." Pricey Pup: Usher Spends $12,000 On Pet For Sons President Barack Obama hugs Donna Vanzant, the owner of North Point Marina, as he tours damage from Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Whitney Houtons famly flocked to St Simons Island on a recent episode of their Lifetime show On Our Own The episode which will reair this Wednesday featured the family trying to keep the late singers daughter Krissy and her fiance` Nick apart during a girls weekend getaway. Jacksonville police are seeking the wherabouts of a man wanted in connection with a murder. On Friday, October 12, 2012, George Ware was shot and killed in the 1500 block of West 35th Street. Investigative efforts have led to the identification of the suspect Corey V. Spann (pictured) black male, 36, for the murder. There is an active murder warrant for the suspects arrest. Two photos were released of the murder suspect as it is not clear what his present appearance may now be. Suspect Wanted For Murder May Have New Appearance Amber Aundriana Collins, 15 years old has been arrested for Child Neglect. Cops were dispatched to Huntington Apartments located at 3333 Monument Road regarding an abandoned infant. The baby was located in front of an apartment which has been vacant since July of 2012. Despite being found on the ground a wrapped in only a towel the child was said to be in good health when assessed medically. Under Floridas Safe Haven Law, a child 7 days old or younger can be left at a hospital, emergency medical services station, or a fire station without any recourse. Jacksonville Police Arrest 15 Year-Old For Child Neglect Amber Collins, 15 yearold teen mom arrested for leaving infant. Jacksonvile Mayor Alvin Brown delivered on his promise to unveil a retirement reform initiative no later than the end of 2012. The City of Jacksonville negotiating team unveiled his reform proposal for police employees in a collective bargaining meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police. The plan will save an estimated $1.5 billion over 30 years. Under Mayor Browns proposal, the city will have a sustainable plan to protect the retirement benefits of employees, while keeping taxpayers from shouldering an unfair burden for contributions. I greatly respect our brave public safety officers and the important work they do for our community, said Mayor Brown. In this period of financial challenge, our current retirement system is no longer sustainable. It is broken and we have to fix it so we can protect the long-term economic security of public safety employees, while also protecting taxpayers. Mayor Browns proposal protects city retirees and any current employees who are already eligible for full retirement at the time the new plan is implemented. It will not affect retirement benefits already earned through the date the plan is enacted, although it will modify the future benefits they earn after the new plan is implemented. Retirement Reform Initiative Unveiled by Mayor Alvin Brown Fort Myers Woman Voting For The First Time At Age 99 When the 19th Amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote, Rosie Lewis was 7 years old. She was in her 50s when the Jim Crow laws were abolished and now at 99 years old, she is fulfilling a promise she made four years ago, that if she lived for this election, she would vote for the first time for Barack Obama.

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Ritz Jazz Jamm featuring EUGE GROOVE, at Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, on Saturday, November 03, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.5555 for additional information. REGGAE ON THE RIVER atThe Jacksonville Landing, onSunday, November 04, 2012 at 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. 10th Annual JaxFilmFest, onSunday, November 04, 2012. The 10th Annual JaxFilmFest will be held in the beautiful and historic San Marco and Downtown area of Jacksonville, FL. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. DETROIT LIONS, atEverBank Field, on Sunday November 04, 2012, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.633.6100 for more information. MILITARY APPRECIATION LUNCHEON, thisMonday, November 05, 2012, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.4000. MUSICIAN'S MONDAY, 1904 Music Hall, on Monday, November 05, 2012, at 19 N. 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Mal Jones Presents The Lyricist Hour/Artwalk Gone Till November Edition, at Burro Bar on Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. FILM: The Hunger, MOCA Jacksonville, onThursday November 08, 2012, at 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for more information. Adamec Bike Night, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Thursday November 08, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.353.1188 for additional information. FRIDAY MARKET, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Friday November 09, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. THE FOUR-STATE GULLAH GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR COMMISSION will hold its fourth 2012 quarterly meeting on November 9 in Kingsland, GA. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., at O. F. Edwards North Center Complex, 531 North Lee St. The public is invited. VETERANS JOBS FAIR, thisFriday, November 09, 2012, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information contact 904.630.4000. VENDORS AND SPENDERS WANTED BRUNSWICK HOLIDAY BAZAAR, MARY ROSS WATERFRONT PARK, DECEMBER 1. For more information or to rent a booth space, please contact Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at 262-6665 or 262-6934 or visit goldenislesarts.org. Community Activities Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN, Belinda, died October 27, 2012. ALVERS, Earl L., 85, died October 29, 2012. ASHLEY, Gail L., 68, died October 23, 2012. BADYNA Nazarena Magdoline, 85, died October 25, 2012. BEECHER, Madelon Bowen, 90, died October 25, 2012. BLOUNT, Eugene, Jr., 65, died October 26, 2012. BOYD, Jimmy E., 56, died October 29, 2012. CARMICHEAL Jessie, died October 30, 2012. CARTER, Donald Don, 66, died October 29, 2012. CHAMBERS, Anthony, 65, died October 23, 2012. COLLINS, Shirley, 87, died October 27, 2012. COUNCIL, Annie Bell, 86, died October 28, 2012. CREWS, Betty Jean, 82, died October 30, 2012. CULL, Gervone Lamon, 45, died October 30, 2012. DEMERS, Emily Yvonne, 72, died October 27, 2012. FLOURNOY, Carissa Nichole, died October 23, 2012. FUHRMANN John C., 54, died October 29, 2012. GALLOWAY, Helen, died October 28, 2012. GREEN, Nicole, 27, died October 26, 2012. GREEN W. Larry, died October 29, 2012. HARTLEY, Amy Lucille, 88, died October 23, 2012. HICKSON, Geraldine, died October 24, 2012. HORNER, Kenneth L., 48, died October 25, 2012. JACOB, Irvin Joseph, 81, died October 27, 2012. JOHNSON, Lola, 81, died October 25, 2012. JORDAN, Joseph Joe, 79, died October 27, 2012. LAUDERMAN, Roger D., died October 30, 2012. LOCKWOOD, Charlie A., died October 29, 2012. LONON, Dorothy Mae Williams, died October 30, 2012. LOVELACE, Inez, 72, died October 25, 2012. MATTOX, James Palmer, II., 80, died October 23, 2012. McCOY, Jeromey Kentral, Jr., died October 23, 2012. McLAUGHLIN, John Alfred, Sr., 70, died October 28, 2012. McQUEEN, Fred, died October 30, 2012. MILES, Lizzie, died October 24, 2012. MILLER, Ida B., 95, died October 29, 2012. MUSGROVE, Norma Lee, 88, died October 24, 2012. NELSON, Rosa Mae, died October 24, 2012. ODOM, Dr. Richard Warren, 65, died October 28, 2012. PADGETT, Shawn Lee, 35, died October 26, 2012. PENNY, Richard A., 51, died October 23, 2012. POLLARD, Dave, 66, died October 27, 2012. RACKLEY, Donald, 53, died October 29, 2012. REESE, James Paul, Jr., died October 29, 2012. REVELLE Evelyn, 89, died October 30, 2012. RICHARDSON, Marie C., died October 26, 2012. ROGERS, James H., 83, died October 24, 2012. RUSS, Elsie Lois Howard, 93, died October 25, 2012. SCHILLER, Elmer E., 87, died October 25, 2012. SHREVE, Charles E., 64, died October 23, 2012. SIMMONS, Lula, died October 22, 2012. SKINNER, Frances R., 59, died October 25, 2012. SKYLARK, Major Henry died October 21, 2012. STARCHER Robert B., 51, died October 23, 2012. TODD, Letha, 78, died October 22, 2012. WATSON, Barbara, 73, died October 23, 2012. WESTRICH, Robert Joseph, Sr. 58, died October 26, 2012. WILLIAM, Geraldine, died October 25, 2012. WILLIAMS, Lee Andrew, Sr., 67, died October 28, 2012. WILLIAMS, Russell, died October 27, 2012. WILSON, Donald, 68, died October 24, 2012. WOODS, Mary Donar, 83, died October 28, 2012. WRIGHT, Daisy Mae, 87, died October 27, 2012. YOUNGBLOOD, Trevac C., died October 26, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS PARRISH, Curtis Melvin, 93, died October 28, 2012. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-2 THE STAR NOVEMBER 3, 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. 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. 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. CATHEDRAL OF DELIVERANCE presents a Church and Community Carnival, November 17, 2012 from 11am 8pm, at 1939 Belvedere St. Admission is Free. Join us for a day of Food, Fun, and Fellowship. For more information, call 904-887-3653 or cathedral1939@gmail.com or cathedralofdeliverance.org Lizzie Floyd Barnes MilesOn October 24, 2012 Mrs. Lizzie Floyd Barnes Miles, 72 of 1077 Emilys Walk Lane Jacksonville, FL. She is survived by her husband of 39 years Arthur Miles, Jr. of the home; two sons: Colonel Robert L. (Tarra) Barnes, Jr. of Chester, VA and Rhadshun Miles of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter: Rhayda L. Barnes-Thomas of Accokeek, Maryland and grandchildren: Kaiya B. Moore, Kamrin B Moore and Jordan A. Barnes. She is also survived by one sister, five brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Miles attended the public schools of Laurens County where she graduated with honors from Sanders High School in 1957 and later went on to graduate magna cum laude from Allen University in Columbia, SC in 1961 where she became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and remain active till present. She rejoiced in the fact her daughter and granddaughter joined her sorority as well. She also received a MA from the University of Oklahoma and served many years as a teacher and as an Equal Opportunity Specialist. She is remembered for being passionate about giving and Loving with No expectations in return and who lifes goal is helping someone else. Family viewing and visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2012 from 2-5pm at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. James W. Henry, Pastor of Summerville Baptist Church (20) Twenty and First Lady.SUMMERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH celebrates One Hundred Twelve Churchs & Pastors Twenty Anniversary at Sunday, October 28, 2012 Worship Service. Guest Churches were: Peace Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony Webster, Pastor (Speaker); Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Clarence Herb Anderson, Pastor; NewMt. Lil Baptist Church with Rev.Clarence Hester, Pastor; and Silas Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Nathaniel DuHart, Pastor. The theme song was Hold To Gods Unchanging Hand, song by the congregation. This was a joyous occasion. The church is located at 690 West 20th St., Jacksonville, FL. APOSTOLIC CONFIRMATION After 39 years of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a public confirmation ceremony honoring Pastor Jeannette C. Holmes-Vann was held on October 29, 2012 at Hope Chapel Ministries. Archbishop Leonard Love of Truth for Living Ministries, along with other clergy, confirmed in agreement by the laying on of hands and anointing her with oil, and apostle called by God to preach without ceasing, the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pastor Jeannette C. Holmes-Vann, now going into her 40th year as a Minister of the Gospel, started with a life changing encounter with God on the 4th Sunday morning of March 23, 1973. Pastor Holmes surrendered her life to God and thus began a ministry born out of compassion, love, and a passion for seeing all of humanity achieve their God-Given Destiny and Potential through a life in Jesus Christ. As Pastor and Founder of Hope Chapel Ministries, Dr. Holmes-Vann has led many people to Faith and Life in Christ through ministering directly to congregations, as well as her television and radio broadcasts. For the past four decades her legacy has rested, not in buildings and institutions, but in the lives of people she has helped to transform.

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NOVEMBER 3, 2012 THE STAR PAGE 3 Meet Little Meechie One day while at school Lil Meechie was listening to his teacher talk about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very very small. Lil Meechie (whose grandfather was a Baptist preacher) snarled at the teacher and said, But Jonah was swallowed by a whale! Irritated, the teacher repeated that a whale couldnt swallow a human, it was physically impossible to do so. So Lil Meechie said, When I get to heaven Im gonna ask Jonah! The teacher asked smartly, What if Jonah went to hell? Lil Meechie replied, Then YOU ask him. Little Meechie

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PAGE 4 THE STAR NOVEMBER 3, 2012Talk of the Town! Talk of the Town! Frances Bradley Columnist frances@thefloridastar.comVolume Burks, Photographer E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Two, Two, Two Birthdays in One!What do you give the guy who has everything (kind of hard to do when said guy is a savvy shopper with good taste)? Ok Sun Burks was faced with just such a dilemma for husband Volumes birthday last summer. She, herself, who has never met a bargain that she didnt like, happened on a great price for flying lessons. She and son and daughter, Seann and Chloe surprised Volume with the unique gift on his July 4 th birthday. I witnessed the occasion; he was very surprised and ecstatic! When Volume took his first lesson last week, Chloe and I (as a continuation of my own birthday season) accompanied him and flight instructor Adrian Olivier on the flight portion of the training in a four seat, Cessna 172! Volume and Adrian piloted us towards St. Augustine as we took in the sights of Doctors Inlet, the Atlantic coast and beaches, downtown Jacksonville, and more. I had never been in an aircraft that small (Ill never crack jokes about the size of the now defunct Dolphin Air and Provincetown Boston Air planes again)! Once we were in the air and leveled off, it was pretty amazing. We reached a maximum altitude of 3,000 feet, without rising above the few clouds in the sky. It was a beautiful day! Adrian, an FAA-certified instructor, was a delight. He has a manner that immediately puts you at ease, as he cracks little jokes in a faint accent, a product of his Trinidadian and Venezuelan background. Inspired by an uncle who was a commercial pilot for British West Indies Airways (also known as Bwee), Adrian has been flying since 1999. In addition to instruction, he flies charters and delivers aircraft purchased by private customers. If youve been thinking of taking flying lessons, stop thinking and give Adrian a call at (904) 378-3259 or email adrianolivier@atlanticaviationinc.com Visit the companys website at atlanticaviationinc.com The Cessna 172 "Off we go into the wild blue younder...." Ok Sun Burks, Photographer and Keeper of the Purses The pilots and passengers, left to right, Chloe Burks, Volume "Flyboy" Burks, Frances Bradley, and Pilot/Instructor Adrian Olivier Volume, retired Navy Chief, giving up his anchor for wings?

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PAGE 5 THE STAR NOVEMBER 3, 2012 Drunk Man Hits Officer and Patrol Car to Avoid Arrest A man was arrested for hitting an officer and his patrol car to avoid arrest. At 4:46 a.m., police arrived at a gas station after the store manager called to report a very intoxicated man in the store who could barely walk straight. Additionally, other officers had already witnessed the intoxicated man identified as 34-year-old Calvin Robinson driving recklessly, but he had managed to escape from them. Robinsons car was soon found parked at an angle by the gas pumps. Robinson was in the drivers seat with the door open. The officer turned on his patrol vehicles emergency lights, parked in front of Robinsons car, and walked over to check on Robinson. When Robinson saw the officer, he tried to close his door but the officer prevented him from doing so and attempted to get Robinson out of the car. Robinson was able to shift the car into reverse and quickly back the car up, which struck the officer pinning him against the gas pumps. Robinson then switched gears and sped forward. He rammed into the officers patrol car, reversed again, and finally drove away. The officer didnt sustain any serious injuries, but his patrol vehicle was so damaged that it later had to be towed. Robinson drove off and continued on the road when other deputies caught up to him. They successfully punctured the fleeing vehicles tires with stopsticks, but Robinson did not stop driving. He turned down a few side streets before stopping near an intersection where he was taken into custody. Police noted that Robinson reeked of alcohol, had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Beer cans were also inside the car. Robinson refused to submit to a DUI test. Additionally, deputies learned that Robinson had four active suspensions on his drivers license and Robinson admitted to not having a valid drivers license. Robinson was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer, DUI, driving with a suspended license, criminal mischief and resisting an officer with violence. 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. Calvin Robinson 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: Fara L. Linder Age: 15 Weight: 196 lbs Last seen: 10/12/12 Name: Oliver Lacy Everett Age: 15 Weight: 165 lbs Last seen: 9/12/12 Name: India Wodford Age: 15 Weight: 180 lbs Last seen: 10/17/12 Name: Charmayne Kearfaye Love Age:17 Weight: 185 lbs Last seen: 10/08/12 Name: Allen Lamar Stafford Age: 13 Weight: 147 lbs Last seen: 10/22/12MOSTWANTED Armed Robbery Suspect At 1:18 p.m. police were dispatched to a bank in reference to a bank robbery. Investigation revealed the unknown suspect walked into the bank and demanded money. The suspect was described as a black female, in her 20s, 5, 130 pounds and appeared to be wearing eyelash and hair extensions. The suspect was wearing a black velour track suit. The suspect had a bandage covering her nose and the left side of her neck, which may be covering a tattoo or scar. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the unknown suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name: Shane Oneil Banks Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Name: Shanterica J. Battle Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Spencer Beauge Offense: Battery on Child Body Fluids BeSafe on Your Computer! There are tons of hackers on the internet everyday looking to see who they can prey on or what valuable information they can get. More and more people are getting hacked and sometimes dont even know it. The internet is becoming more and more useful and widespread and is also becoming more and more dangerous. Your information can be stolen and be sold to others and be used. Viruses are also floating all around the internet and can do all kinds of things to your computer if infected. So many things can go wrong if you do not take the right precautions. Do not be a potential victim! Below are some key steps to protecting your computer from intrusion: Keep Your Firewall Turned On : A firewall helps protect your computer from hackers who might try to gain access to crash it, delete information, or even steal passwords or other sensitive information. Software firewalls are widely recommended for single computers. The software is prepackaged on some operating systems or can be purchased for individual computers. For multiple networked computers, hardware routers typically provide firewall protection. Install or Update Your Antivirus Software : Antivirus software is designed to prevent malicious software programs from embedding on your computer. If it detects malicious code, like a virus or a worm, it works to disarm or remove it. Viruses can infect computers without users' knowledge. Most types of antivirus software can be set up to update automatically. Install or Update Your Antispyware Technology : Spyware is just what it sounds likesoftware that is surreptitiously installed on your computer to let others peer into your activities on the computer. Some spyware collects information about you without your consent or produces unwanted pop-up ads on your web browser. Some operating systems offer free spyware protection, and inexpensive software is readily available for download on the Internet or at your local computer store. Be wary of ads on the Internet offering downloadable antispywarein some cases these products may be fake and may actually contain spyware or other malicious code. It's like buying groceriesshop where you trust. Keep Your Operating System Up to Date : Computer operating systems are periodically updated to stay in tune with technology requirements and to fix security holes. Be sure to install the updates to ensure your computer has the latest protection. Be Careful What You Download : Carelessly downloading e-mail attachments can circumvent even the most vigilant anti-virus software. Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don't know, and be wary of forwarded attachments from people you do know. They may have unwittingly advanced malicious code. Turn Off Your Computer : With the growth of high-speed Internet connections, many opt to leave their computers on and ready for action. The downside is that being "always on" renders computers more susceptible. Beyond firewall protection, which is designed to fend off unwanted attacks, turning the computer off effectively severs an attacker's connectionbe it spyware or a botnet that employs your computer's resources to reach out to other unwitting users. Your Safety Man Attacks and Pistol-Whips Man after Taking Him Home A man was arrested after driving a man to his home and pistol-whipping him. Police received a call to a residence, where the victim was pistolwhipped by a man later identified as 23-year-old Shevin Marquiz Franklin. The victim sustained serious head injuries and EMS had to come to transport him. When police arrived, they obtained a description of the vehicle that Franklin was driving with two of his friends and other officers were notified. The car was soon stopped and officers searched the car, where they found a revolver under the drivers seat. Detectives learned that the victim paid Franklin to drive him to his home for $40. Franklin and two other men were in the car with the victim. Upon arrival at the victims home, Franklin demanded an additional $20, which the victim refused. The two argued, and Franklin reached into the back seat where the victim was sitting and struck him in the head. Both got out of the car into the driveway. A struggle continued and the victim screamed for help. Franklin, using the revolver, continued to pistol-whip the victim multiple times in the head. Franklin then got back into the car and drove away with his friends. Franklin was arrested and is being charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and violation of probation. He is being held on no bond. Shevin Franklin

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FLORIDA NOVEMBER 3, 2012THE STAR PAGE 7 JacksonvillesLOCAL NEWS Vote Early RallyPhotos By Frank M. Powell IIIPeople gathered at the Gateway Center in Jacksonville for the Occupy to Vote movement on Friday at 9pm and made history. On Saturday at 7am people lined up to vote, including a 112 year old lady with her 18 year old great grandson. Congresswoman Brown was also there to support and commend the citizens for their early voting. On Sunday, churches from around the state gathered for Souls to the Polls after service. Over 200,000 people have voted. The last day to vote early is November 3rd and Election Day is November 6th. There is still time left and the election is calling for your vote, so please go before it is too late. Every vote counts! Roz Burrough, Sabrina Edwards, Congressman John LewisGeorgia, and Carolyn Chatman The Dancing Diamonds perform at the Vote Early Rally. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Dr. LaMar Williams, and Dr. Yvonne Hicks at the Get out the Vote Rally. Reverend Jesse L. Jackson speaking at the Vote Early Rally. Daughter Keanotta LaRosa and granddaughter Trinity, with the Reverend Jesse Jackson at the Vote Early rally, For reelection Florida Representative Mia Jones Bike rides around the north side with local Bikers clubs. Congressman John Lewis, and Elder Lee Harris, Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church,

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PAGE 8 THE STAR NOVEMBER 3, 2012Youth News Youth News The Future of Democracy in the Middle East By Christopher L. Daniels, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in the College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities Florida A&M UniversityThe recent storming of the United States embassies in Egypt and Libya and the killing of United States diplomats have left many shocked and searching for answers. What is the underlying reason for hostility toward the United States that provokes such extreme acts of violence? To date, the debate surrounding these tragic events has mainly been centered on the production of a controversial film by Nakoula Nakoula, which depicted the prophet Mohammed in a negative light and insulted the religion of Islam. This film, which was posted on the video sharing site YouTube, was translated into Arabic and played on television in several nations across North Africa and the Middle East sparking deadly protest. The video has been removed from the site in several countries across the world except the United States. A court ruled the video could not legally be removed. While most would agree that the material in the film was offensive, many within the United States disagree with the forceful removal of the video for fear of setting a dangerous precedent for censorship of the Internet. While these discussions are healthy for future policy regarding international relations with the United States, it misses the bigger picture. There is a strikingly different societal landscape across North Africa and the Middle East than there is in North America. In 2011, there were massive demonstrations across the region, which were dubbed the Arab Spring. These uprisings led to the ousting of several dictatorial regimes that once ruled their respective countries for decades. Many of these dictators had eliminated all of the typical systems of checks and balances and were essentially governing the country at their own will. When they were suddenly removed (or killed in the case of Libya) they left their countries with a huge vacuum of power to fill. The result of this has been the establishment of democratic, but very weak regimes, which have little to no capability of controlling the population of their nations. Under leaders such as Hosni Muburak, demonstrations or protests similar to those witnessed in Egypt would have been outlawed and the organizers would have been jailed. Newly elected governments, however, do not have the power under the freshly drafted constitutions or the political will to keep the same tight grip on their populations that the previous regimes did. This new era of responsiveness and government cooperation with the will of the people is certainly a victory for the average citizen, but it also has opened a window of opportunity for extremist organizations to operate within the region. Regime changes alone cannot erase the decades of abuse of power and misappropriation of public funds that have left millions of people trapped in poverty and full of anger. Many of these leaders who clung to power were supported by various U.S. assistance programs, causing some to believe the U.S. has some culpability in their poverty and powerlessness. Now that a new era has been brought in, there is a true risk that there will be a deep disappointment with what democracy brings or does not bring to these nations and we could see many more outbreaks of violence some of which may be targeted at the United States. While the Arab Spring will certainly go down as a watershed moment in the history of North Africa and the Middle East, at this point, it is too early to determine what will be the ultimate outcome. The decades of bottled up anger that is present within these societies could be ignited at any moment by a film or any other opportunistic person or organization. This reality makes increasing cultural sensitivity and understanding of the wide sweeping impact that information posted on the Internet can have critical for not just members of the government, but also for average citizens. There are several small steps that can be taken to achieve this objective. The first would be for video sharing sites like YouTube to require its members to watch tutorial videos on cultural sensitivity before being able to create an account. Popular video sharing sites could also consider reviewing their policies on removing videos that have been deemed offensive. Unfortunately, the Internet has been a place where pretty much anything goes, but in our rapidly globalizing world, these policies need to be reconsidered. On the governmental level, it is crucial for the United States and our allies to continue financially supporting the newly democratized states in North Africa and the Middle East. Two areas in particular that should be heavily invested in are education and civil society. Investing in these two areas will help to accomplish three major goals: 1) Develop strong institutions capable of holding their government accountable; 2) develop a strong, qualified workforce to help jumpstart these nations economy; and 3) lessen the amount of people who are vulnerable to extremist propaganda because of their lack of education. It is virtually impossible to totally eradicate extremism and random outbreaks of violence. Yet, following these suggestions can help government leaders, owners of global video sharing websites, and the average citizen greatly reduce the number of occurrences. Maybe then, public opinion of the United States in in the Middle Eastern regions will improve and democracy will prevail. Christopher Daniels, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Florida A&M University. Join Daniels on Twitter for a live chat on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. to answer your questions on democracy in the Middle East. Follow @ FAMU_LivingWell. Obama vs. Romney (on the cost of college) Know the issues before you vote There are a lot of issues to care about this election season, and education is one of them. So if you don't know who you're voting for or how your choice can affect the cost of your education, read on to learn about two key issues at stake: Pell Grants Romney/Ryan: The Path to Prosperity Ryan's fiscal year 2013 budget resolution, calls for limiting Pell Grant awards to the current maximum of $5,550 while also limiting eligibility to "low-income students who need it most." The specifics of those limitations are unclear. However, Romney recently stated (in contrast to his running mate's plan) that he supports raising Pell Grant maximums at the rate of inflation. But that statement doesn't appear to be a formal, written part of their platform. (At least not yet.) Obama/Biden: The Obama ticket has promised double funding for Pell Grants, which is just that: a campaign promise. But Obama has shown previous commitment to increasing funding for Pell Grants. In his 2013 budget Obama calls for an increase in Pell Grant funding from $31 billion last year to $37 billion in 2013. Student loans Romney/Ryan: Romney's plan is perhaps best described in his own words: "A flood of federal dollars is driving up tuition and burdening too many young Americans with substantial debt and too few opportunities." His solution is to increase the public's reliance on private lenders instead of federally-backed student loans. Some economists say this is good for banks and bad for students, since private lenders tend to have higher interest rates and less favorable repayment terms. Others say taking the federal government out of the student loan business will increase competition, drive down costs, and help reduce the national debt. Obama/Biden: In 2010, Obama changed the student loan industry by stipulating that all federal loans originate directly from the government instead of private banks, saving an expected $60 billion-much of which was put back into funding Pell Grants. Then in 2011 Obama introduced his Student Loan Forgiveness Plan which made it easier for millions of student to pay back their federal loans (by capping repayments at 10% of disposable income and by making it easier for students to qualify for loan forgiveness).http://www.simpletuition.com

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NOVEMBER 3, 2012 THESTAR PAGE Bulldogs Bark Out 17-9 Victory Over Gators And Jarvis Jones Takes Top Honors As Player Of The Week ATLANTA FALCONS WIN OVEREAGLESMARKS TEAMS SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE WIN AND PUTSHEADCOACHMIKE SMITH INRECORDBOOKS By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The Atlanta Falcons win over the Philidelphia Eagles on Sunday is certainly a reason for fans to rise up. Also celebrating is Head Coach Mike Smith who became the first coach in Falcons history to record 50 wins. Smith is now the franchises all-time wins leader, passing Dan Reeves who went 49-59-1 from 1997-03. Asante Samuel showed no mercy playing against his former coach. With Matt Ryan in the starring spot, the Falcons maintained their spot as the only unbeaten team in the league, soaring just a bit higher than the eagles with a 30-17 win over the Eagles in Philly. By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star One of the biggest rivalries in college football history is one of the biggest weekends on our local roster. Its not just because our quiet coastal town turns into college party central in St Simons Island, and its not just because anything that can house a couple of college friends wearing their colors proud in Jacksonville is sold out, its because deep down, we are simply looking to see who will get to be the mouth of the south, bragging that their team won. This year, the that honor belonged to Georgia as the Bulldogs took a big bite out of the Florida Gators with a 17-9 victory, owed to an outstanding defense. Going into the game, the Gators were in the #3 spot while the Bulldogs sat at #12. Yes, Shawn Williams made the news for calling his teammates too soft and they responded to the remark at Everbank Field with a season best performance that included six turnovers. This victory marks only the fifth time in the last 23 standoffs that Georgia has taken the game and it was the first time since 1988 that they held Florida without a touchdown. Jarvis Jones, of course, was the shining star finishing with 13 tackles and three sacks. He also recovered his two forced fumbles. For the second time this season and third time in his career, the Georgia junior outside linebacker was named the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week. On Monday, he also was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Fellow Bulldogs Shawn Williams, Mike Gilliard, Alec Ogletree and Amarlo Herrera each finished with six tackles. PHOTOS:Sandy Neal/Star Photogapher Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, right, is tripped up by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo: Michael Perez/AP)

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ReFocus: Art of the 1980s, MOCA Jacksonville, on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call904.366.6911 for all information. Art With A Heart in Heathcare Exhibition, MOCA Jacksonville, on Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.366.6911 for more information. Senior Days, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), on Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. For additional information call 904.396.MOSH. Mal Jones Presents The Lyricist Hour/Artwalk Gone Till November Edition, at Burro Bar on Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 100 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. FILM: The Hunger, MOCA Jacksonville, onThursday November 08, 2012, at 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for more information. Adamec Bike Night, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Thursday November 08, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please contact 904.353.1188 for additional information. FRIDAY MARKET, at The Jacksonville Landing, on Friday November 09, 2012, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. THE FOUR-STATE GULLAH GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR COMMISSION will hold its fourth 2012 quarterly meeting on November 9 in Kingsland, GA. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., at O. F. Edwards North Center Complex, 531 North Lee St. The public is invited. VETERANS JOBS FAIR, thisFriday, November 09, 2012, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For additional information contact 904.630.4000. VENDORS AND SPENDERS WANTED BRUNSWICK HOLIDAY BAZAAR, MARY ROSS WATERFRONT PARK, DECEMBER 1 For more information or to rent a booth space, please contact Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at 262-6665 or 262-6934 or visit goldenislesarts.org. Community Activities, contd......PAGE B 2 THE STAR NOVEMBER 3, 2012 *****/Community Activities EARLY VOTING at Supervisor of Elections office at Supervisor of Elections, on Saturday, November 03, 2012, 105 E. Monroe Street Jacksonville FL. EARLY VOTING at Main Library, onSaturday, November 03, 2012, at Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Ritz Jazz Jamm featuring EUGE GROOVE, at Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, on Saturday, November 03, 2012, at 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.632.5555 for additional information. REGGAE ON THE RIVER atThe Jacksonville Landing, onSunday, November 04, 2012 at 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.1188. 10th Annual JaxFilmFest, onSunday, November 04, 2012. The 10th Annual JaxFilmFest will be held in the beautiful and historic San Marco and Downtown area of Jacksonville, FL. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. DETROIT LIONS, atEverBank Field, on Sunday November 04, 2012, 1 Everbank Field Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please call 904.633.6100 for more information. MILITARY APPRECIATION LUNCHEON, thisMonday, November 05, 2012, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.630.4000. MUSICIAN'S MONDAY, 1904 Music Hall, on Monday, November 05, 2012, at 19 N. Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.434.3475 for all information. Art With A Heart in Heathcare Exhibition, MOCA Jacksonville, on Monday, November 05, 2012, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.366.6911 for additional information. JAX Chamber 10th Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon onMonday, November 05, 2012, Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street,Jacksonville, FL 32202 (StatePoint) Even when times are tough, many Americans budget a portion of their assets to go to charity. According to Giving USA, a research institute that publishes data and trends on charitable giving, Americans contributed more than $298.42 billion to charities in 2011. While your heart may guide you to a particular charity, dont just hand over your hard-earned money without getting some information. Though all charities purport to be doing good work, some organizations have less than stellar track records. Just as you would scrutinize a financial investment, so should you examine a charity to ensure your money makes the biggest impact possible. Fortunately, there are resources out there that can help. For example, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, established by the Better Business Bureau, connects donors to charities they can trust. Without judging the worthiness of a charitys mission, BBB Wise Giving Alliance applies 20 Standards that ensure that a charity is aboveboard in everything it does, from money-management, to public transparency, to interactions with its board. Your money will be better used if you donate to a charity that is well run and meets these standards. So the next time you donate, first consider accessing a free report of the charity of your choice at www.give.org. And if your charity is not listed, you can request a review. One sector, in particular, that is always in need of charitable support is education. Investing in education is investing in the future of the local, national and global communities. Here are some great examples of educational organizations that meet the standards of BBB and could use your help. DonorsChoose.org: This online charity makes it easy for donors to help students in need. Public school teachers post classroom project requests ranging from basic school supplies to musical instruments. Donors can choose projects based on criteria like location, subject, cost, or poverty level. Girls Inc.: Girls Inc. offers programs that help girls navigate gender, economic and social barriers, equipping them to achieve academic success, lead healthy, physically active lives, manage money, and discover an interest in historically male-dominated fields like technology, engineering and math. They award multiple college scholarships annually. National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD): NCLD advocates success for students with learning disabilities by connecting parents and educators with resources and tools. You can get a free copy of an evaluative listing of educational and other national charities by sending your name and address to Wise Giving Guide, 3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington, VA, 22201 or email give@council.bbb.org. With the cost of education on the rise, the need to offer financial support to educational institutions is increasingly important. But remember, if youre going to give, give wisely. ***** What to Watch Out for When Donating to Charity Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area Sitting Too Long is Bad for Your Health (StatePoint) Whether you have a desk job or otherwise sedentary lifestyle, prolonged periods of sitting may be unavoidable for you. Chances are you are sitting as you read this article. New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and other journals shows that sitting for long stretches can be detrimental to your health, contributing to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic kidney disease. The best defense -the only defense -is to move more, says Dr. Keith Overland, president of the American Chiropractic Association. Walk The simple act of walking can help you get in shape and feel great. Its easy, burns calories, reduces the risk of heart disease, tones muscles and increases cardiovascular endurance. Walking as little as 12 minutes a day can have a significant positive effect. To get the most from your walk, move your arms freely in coordination with the opposite leg, walk with purpose to maximize your cardiovascular workout, dont stoop your head or look down as you walk and dont carry weights, as theyre better used as a separate part of your exercise regimen. Alleviate Pain Aches and pains prevent many people from even taking that first step toward better health. Chiropractic physicians -experts in treating muscles and joints -offer not only a drug-free approach to alleviating pain through spinal adjustments and manipulation, they also promote overall health and wellness through nutritional counseling, rehabilitation and exercise and lifestyle recommendations. Search for a chiropractor in your area by using Find a Doc, the American Chiropractic Associations online member database, www.acatoday.org/FindaDoc. Sit Correctly When you do sit, make sure to do it correctly so you dont ruin your posture or strain your muscles, leading to pain that could inhibit you from getting the activity you need, suggests Dr. Overland. To prevent problems, keep your feet on the floor or a footrest and don't cross your legs. Your knees should be at or below the level of your hips. Adjust the backrest of your chair to support your lowand mid-back or use a back support, and avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time. Include frequent micro-breaks into your sitting time, stretching your neck, arms, wrists, back, and legs. Simple stretches include neck rotations, fist clenches, arm dangles, and shoulder shrugs. Most of all, dont sit for too long. Stand up and stretch your legs with a short walk about every 20 to 30 minutes. Avoid working through lunch. Maintain Good Posture Poor posture not only consumes more energy but also can lead to excessive strain on your postural muscles and may even cause them to weaken when held in certain positions for long periods of time. The postural muscles are prone to injury and back pain, but maintaining good posture, sitting properly and moving regularly can help you stay pain-free. You can learn more healthy tips at www.ChiroHealthy.com. While you may not be able to quit your desk job, you can prevail over inactivity and move yourself closer to better health.