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

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Kevin Clash, the longtime puppeteer and voice of Sesame Street's Elmo, has resigned from the children's television program amid underage sex allegations, Sesame Workshop announced on Tuesday. The non-profit organization called the scandal a "distraction," according to a statement published by The New York Times. Last week, a 24-year-old man publicly accused Clash of having a sexual relationship with him while he was a teenager, only to recant his statement one day later. On Tuesday, a second lawsuit was reportedly filed by another individual. Clash joined the cast of Sesame Street in 1984 and later invented the character of Elmo. 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Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct#*;26+"988/::56Uvknn"Pwodgt"Qpg# STRIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo NOVEMBER 24 NOVEMBER 30, 2012 XQN0""84""PQ0"52" 50 CENTS Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp cf"kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct#""ECNN ;261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted Ykuj"vq"ikxg"wu"c"Pgyu"Uvqt{A Ecnn"*;26+"988/::56"qt"Ugpf"kv"vq< kphqBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo cfBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Dontavies Boatwright passed on this past Thursday evening, November 8, 2012. Boatwright was Season 2 finalist of BETs Sunday Best. The 33-year-old singer tragically passed away from an apparent massive heart attack, according to reports. He captured Americas heart during the Gospel singing competition with his gentle disposition and his silky baritone voice. Boatwright lived in Jacksonville and was Chaplain for the Gospel Announcers Guild of the city. Boatwright had just recently released his debut single Glory To Glory Sunday Best MedleyŽ from his upcoming CD slated to drop at the top of 2013. So many Jacksonville residents shared their feelings regarding this tragic death. He was considered the Pavorotti of Gospel Music.Ž A concert was held Friday in Jacksonville in his memory. A Memorial Service for Dr. Boatwright will be held Saturday, November 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the 13th Street Church of God Greater Faith, 1902 N. 13th Street, Fort Pierce, Florida. Call: 772-332-2410 for more information. 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Hnqtkfc"C(O"Wpkxgtukv{"Rtgukfgpv"Nctt{"Tqdkpuqp. Ujktng{"Mkpug{."Dgtpctf"Mkpug{."cpf"Mctn"Yjkvg0""Ugg oqtg"qp"rcig";0UENE"Eqoogpfu"DR"Hqt"Jgnr/ kpi"vjg"Rqqt."dwv"Ycpv"OqtgGnoq‘u"Etgcvqt"TgukipuLarry Worth, 31, was considered one of the ringleaders of the ID theft ring. He is charged with 13 counts of bank fraud and one count of fraudulent use of personal identification information. Investigators say ring stole at least 185 identities, filed false tax returns. Five tellers at VyStar Credit Union, a Citibank credit card employee and a hospital worker were among those involved in an ID theft ring that stole the identities of at least 185 people and used their information to file fraudulent tax returns and cash refund checks, according to State Attorney Angela Corey and others involved in the investigation. The Internal Revenue Service and Secret Service joined the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the State Attorney's Office in a seven-month investigation they called "Operation Zig-Zag" that led to 17 arrests. "This is one of the largest identity theft case that we've investigated," Corey said. "We found victims who were children; we've found victims who were deceased; we found many living victims." Ngcfgt."Nctt{ Yqtvj" Vcoctc"Twuu Pcppkgujc" Vcnkhgttq Nqtgp|q Lcemuqp [xqppg" Lqjpuqp Vgttgnn"Tckpgu Ncvkuujc Lqjpuqp Vgttcpeg D{tf Ncwtgp"Dwiiu Lwuvkp"Jqyctf Twfqnrj Eqqrgt Lqugrj Up{fgt Octmkpc Eqjgp Dgvv{"N0 Yknnkcou Mcngkij Fcxku Vcpkc"Lcemuqp Fcpkgnng Tqigtu SCLC Commends Multi-Billion BP Settlement for "Poor People"; Calls For More! "Dr. King's nonviolent strategy paid off against BP, but it's not over yet," -Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., SCLC Board Chairman Who: Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., SCLC Chair; Charles Steele, SCLC CEO and Art Rocker, SCLC Florida Chair and Chairman of SCLC's spinoff Operation People for Peace What: A news conference to discuss the BP settlement and SCLC's role and Art Rocker's leadership in securing billions of dollars in settlement relief for minority and disadvantaged Gulf Coast victims. "The civil rights battle for economic justice against BP is far from over," opines Rocker. "The results that we've gotten from BP came from the nonviolent direct action and mobilization, and continuing to press the issue. It shows people that if you follow the strategy espoused by Dr. King you can achieve the desired results. So the decision has been made to honor the claims.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN Willie Frank, died November 12, 2012. ARNOLD Shevery Thomas Buddy, 89, died November 17, 2012. BAGGS, Mary Everlean, died November 13, 2012. BARCLIFT, Marvin, Sr., 82, died November 18, 2012. BIRT, Gloria, died November 12, 2012. BLANKENSHIP, James Jim Harvey, 63, died November 16, 2012. BOATWRIGHT, Dontavies, 34, died November 8, 2012. BROWN, Inez, 66, died November 10, 2012. BRYAN, James C., Sr., died November 11, 2012. CHRISTOPHER, Annie, died November 14, 2012. COLLINS, William Scott Scotty, 39, died November 13, 2012. COLLINSWORTH, William, 84, died November 17, 2012. COOK Rosa Elizabeth, 80, died November 14, 2012. DAMON, Thomas A., 65, died November 17, 2012. DANIELS, Thomas Patrick Pat, 59, died November 17, 2012. DAVENPORT, Dormon S., 92, died November 13, 2012. DENNARD, Naomi M., 107, died November 14, 2012. EARLS, Katherine Elizabeth, died November 19, 2012. ESMAN, Earl, died November 13, 2012. FIELDS, Paul D., Sr., died November 18, 2012. FILI, Robert H., 81, died November 13, 2012. FLOYD Wallace G., 67, died November 16, 2012. FOLSOM, Timothy Lee, 36, died November 14, 2012. FOSTER Teddy P., died November 14, 2012. GALLEGOS, Lorenzo, 96, died November 15, 2012. GEORGE Vernon, died November 13, 2012. GILCHRIST Oneal, died November 13, 2012. GIVENS, Richard L, 49, died November 16, 2012. HANNUM Wendell, 76, died November 16, 2012. HAYES, Samuel, died November 14, 2012. JOHNSON Annie Maxine, 87, died November 15, 2012. JORDAN, John Aaron, 89, died November 12, 2012. JUNIOUS, Blanch White, died November 14, 2012. LUNDY, Grace Marie, died November 8, 2012. KAUFFMAN, William A., 92, died November 16, 2012. MATTOX, William A., died November 12, 2012. McQUEEN, Herman, Jr., died November 12, 2012. MILES, Patricia Pat Thies, 67, died November 18, 2012. MILLER, Lavinia Grace, 60, died November 15, 2012. MORENE Lance Van Domingus, died November 9, 2012. PACKHAM Marjorie Young, 85, died November 15, 2012. PARSON, Ralph, died November 13, 2012. PRIOLEAU Dan E., 89, died November 13, 2012. RAGLAND, Marie Watson, 96, died November 17, 2012. ROBINSON Cantrell J., 33, died November 11, 2012. SKINNER Thelma, 75, died November 15, 2012. SMITH LS1 Marcus T., USN, died November 10, 2012. SPERRING Ollen C., 87, died November 16, 2012. STEPHENS Georgina Alberta, 76, died Novem-ber 13, 2012. STEWART Walter A., died November 8, 2012. WADE, Rosa Lee, 63, died November 13, 2012. WILLIAMS, Christine, died November 12, 2012. WILLIAMS, Ernest, 44, died November 10, 2012. WILSON, Denise Ramona Robinson, died November 13, 2012. WRIGHT Martha Bell, died November 7, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS JACKSON, Jimmie J., died November 19, 2012. OQuinn Isla Mae Drury, died November 17, 2012. SMILEY, Ulicious, died November 17, 2012. ZOUCKS Patricia Pat,Ž 59, died November 16, 2012. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR NOVEMBER 24, 2012 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com 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. EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT featuring the EWC Concert Choir. November 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Milne Auditorium, 1658 Kings Rd. the Choir will present a concert theme Sing Noel.Ž Music from all genres will be performed, including works from Mozart and Christmas Spirituals and Gospels. Seat is limited. For more information, call 904-470-8050. Celebrate the Christmas season as Aircadia Marketing presents A Motown ChristmasŽ featuring past and present members of The Temptations, The Miracles and The Contours performing as The Motown Experience. The Family oriented event will be held at the new Jekyll Island Convention Center, Saturday, November 24th at 8:15 p.m. and complements the Annual Jekyll Island Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies. HAVEN HOSPICE is hosting a grief and loss support group on November 26 at Allegro of Fleming Island at SR 24 at 5th Street in Cedar Key. The event will be from 3-4 p.m. For more information, contact the local office at 352-493-2333. HURTING FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN IN CRIME, INC., presents Community Unity Fellowship Breakfast & Fundraiser Help us to heal and comfort families when violence has touched. NO MORE SILENCE! STOP THE VIOLENCE! A Mothers Cry, December 15, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wyndham Hotel, 1515 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville, FL. For more information, contact, Linda Dayson at (904) 7559863. CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 1100 Stockton St., at Park, Riverside, Jacksonville. Sunday, December 2, 6:00 pm, Church of the Good Shepherd JU Singers, Tim Snyder, director. Make We Joy: Songs of the Season Featuring the Jacksonville University Singers, Men's and Women's Choirs in a festive and varied program drawn from the centuries of choral music for Advent and Christmas, including contemporary works by Morten Lauridsen, Ola Gjeilo and Veljo Tormis, global songs, and Cantata # 140: Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme, by J.S. Bach. Rev. Jeffrey Reichmann, Vicar, Shannon Gallier, MM, Organist-choirmaster, Henson Markham, Chamber Music Society, 904-240-2349. John Zell, Jr. Warden & House Manager. http://goodshepherd23.org/music/cham ber-music-society.aspx www.youtube.com/CMusicSJax 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. 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 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 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. 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 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. 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Little Meechie was spending the weekend with his grandparents after a particular trying week in kindergarten. His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. Seems like all the flowers had bloomed overnight and everything was beautiful. His grandmother said, Little Meechie, doesnt it look like an artist painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you?Ž Little Meechie said, Yes, God did it!!!.... and he did it all left-handed too Grandma.Ž This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him, What makes you so sure God did this with his left hand?Ž Well,Ž Lil Meechie said, We learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on Gods right hand!Kv‘u"Nkvvng"Oggejkg PQXGODGT"46."4234VJG"UVCTRCIG"5 PCCER"Rqnnu"Dncem"XqvgtuBy Joi C. RidleyFor the civil rights community, Election Day was an undeniable victory. Ballot initiatives promoting equality were passed in several key states and Minnesotas attempt to restrict voting rights was struck down. An NAACP swing state poll conducted in the days leading up to the election showed that African Americans were engaged on these issues, and offered a snapshot of the black electorate at this point in history. The NAACPs polling found that a majority of African Americans support the Dream Act and marriage equality, both of which passed in Maryland on Election Night. The data revealed majority support for marriage equality measures. Fifty percent of African American voters favor a constitutional right to marry, with 40% opposing it. Ninety-three percent of respondents favor the Dream Act, which allows undocumented youth to seek U.S. citizenship (71% strongly, 21% somewhat). The poll, which interviewed 1,600 African American voters in Ohio, Virginia, Florida and Georgia also suggested that, despite their very high support for the Democratic Party with President Obama at the helm, African Americans could be convinced to vote for a Republican candidate. Only 47% of respondents were very enthusiasticŽ for the next Democrat candidate following President Obama and 15% are unsure of how enthusiastic they will be in 2016. Moreover, 14% percent of African Americans said they are more likely to vote for a Republican in the future if the candidate has civil rights issues on his or her agenda. This data reveals opportunities for the GOP to improve its relationship with our community. It suggests that the Democratic Party should not assume it will see the 2008 and 2012 levels of Black turnout in 2016,Ž said Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP. Jobs and the economy topped the list of most important issues to African American voters, earning the vote of 60% of respondents. Ninety-five percent of respondents believe the federal government should engage in job creation opportunities for all Americans. Respondents also believe that the federal government has a role to play in education (95%), health care (96%), and job creation (96%). However, support for the federal government is not support for government dependency. Eighty-one percent of respondents believe that success depends on self-reliance and determination, while only 14% disagree. This poll paints a picture of how African American interests fit into our new political calculus,Ž said Marvin Randolph, NAACPs Sr. Vice President for Campaigns. This calculus includes an African American voting bloc that made up more than 13% of the voting electorate for the last two presidential elections, according to national exit polls. The NAACP helped encourage this high turnout by registering more than 432,000 new voters and educating and activating 1.2 million voters … both historic highs for the Association. This data underscores the decisive role our community played in key battle ground states,Ž said Jealous. People have said traditional America has died. In actuality, the real America, full of diverse opinions and values, has now risen. That real America is what our nation was built upon.Ž Complete polling results are found online at http://www.naacp.org/blog/entry/naacp-battleground-poll-resultsFqewogpvct{"Uc{u"QL"Fkf"Pqv"Mknn"Jku"YkhgO.J. Simpson didn't kill his ex-wife, a serial killer did, according to a new documentary. "My Brother the Serial Killer" claims Glen Rogers, who is currently on death row for another murder, is responsible for the 1994 deaths of Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The documentary, which aied November 21 on Investigation Discovery, did not include an interview with Rogers' himself, but prominently features interviews with Rogers' brother Clay. The Daily Mail reports that Rogers confessed to the Brown-Goldman killings after he was already in jail for the 1995 murders of Tina Marie Cribbs in Tampa and Sandra Gallagher in Los Angeles. He is also suspected of killing at least 10 others and once claimed he had murdered 70 people. Rogers reportedly provided receipts to cops that show he was working as a housepainter in Los Angeles in 1994 when Brown was murdered. The documentary claims he told family members that he was working for Simpson and that he said she was rich and he was going to "take her down." Rogers also provided a "detailed account" of the Goldman-Brown Simpson slayings to criminal profiler Anthony Meoli, according to the documentary. Cincinnati.com reports that Rogers also knew O.J. Simpson who paid the killer to steal a pair of earrings from Nicole Simpson's house, according to Rogers. That's why, the documentary posits, Simpson never floated Rogers as a possible culprit to investigators since he didn't want his own dealings with Rogers exposed. Rogers was apprehended after his family tipped off investigators to his whereabouts. Clay Rogers explains his decision to do so in the documentary. "I wasn't turning in my brother," He said. "I was turning in a serial killer."

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Talk of the Town! PAGE 4THE STARNOVEMBER 24, 2012 E kaabo (eh-kah-bow) .Welcome.by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, PhotographerRiver Region Human Services recently celebrated its 40th year improving the quality of life in the Jacksonville community at its annual fundraiser and dinner at the Jacksonville Omni Hotel. In addition to Duval County, the private non-profit organization provides a comprehensive array of substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for residents of Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. John's counties. A few of the services provided by River Region are: the Speakers Bureau, which consists of staff professionals who are available to speak about Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment, HIV and AIDS, Intervention Services, Prevention, etc.; drug free workplace services; and River Region University, a comprehensive online learning resource for health and human services organizations. The elegant affair also heralded incoming Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Esmin Master who gracefully accepted the gavel of office from outgoing Chairperson, Richard Danford Ph.D ., President of the Jacksonville Urban League. The new Board of Directors was sworn in by Judge Brian J. Davis, Sr. River Regions is supported by government contracts, grants, corporate sponsors, and individual donors. To learn more visit their website at rrhs.org. Photos courtesy of Marietta LeBlanc, Marketing Director, River Region Human Services. River Region CEO, Dr. Tiffany Galvin-Green with Judge Brian Davis, who swore-in the new officers of the Board of Directors. Esmin Master, incoming Chairperson, Board of Directors, accepts the gavel from outgoing Chairperson, Dr. Richard Danford. Childhood friends, Marietta LeBlanc, River Regions Director of Marketing with brother Louis LeBlanc (left) and Judge Brian Davis

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PAGE 6 THE STAR NOVEMBER 24, 2012 Police Stops iPhone Burglary Spree Two men were arrested for an iPhone burglary spree which was finally stopped by police. Employees told them a man came in wearing a Miami Heat sweatshirt, khaki shorts, black Nike shoes, and a Chicago Bulls hat. He then grabbed two iPhone 4S models and fled the store. The value of the two phones was said to be up to $1,300. An alert was sent to all AT&T stores in the area. A short time later, there was an attempted theft from another AT&T store. The description of the suspect given by the employees matched that of the suspect from the other AT&T store. They blocked the phones on display to prevent the man from also stealing them. The man left the store and got into a black Infinity G37 and left the area. At 3 p.m., Police responded to another AT&T store in reference to an attempted theft of iPhones. The employees were alerted by police about a suspect going around and stealing iPhones and were given a description. Employees observed the black Infinity entering the parking lot and removed specific iPhones from their display. A man wearing clothing that matched the description approached the front door and employees prevented him from entering. The suspect then ran away and got back into the Infinity and left. At 3:32 p.m. police made a traffic stop on the Infinity. The driver was identified as 26-year-old Dermar Okealo Hamilton and his passenger was 20-year-old Kriston Kayson Douglas. Hamilton was arrested for possession of marijuana and Douglas was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. When deputies searched the car they found five iPhones and the clothing Douglas was wearing at all three AT&T stores. Two of the phones matched IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity) numbers that were stolen from one of the stores. Douglas told detectives he had gotten a ride to different cities with a friend and had sex with a prostitute in her home. After that, he said he was walking and looking for a ride home. He said he saw the AT&T store and decided to steal the iPhones. He further said he was arrested for stealing cell phones from a Sprint store and needed the money for his court fees. Douglas remains in jail on $15,000 bond. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Kriston Douglas Dermar Hamilton Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. ON THE LOOKOUT MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Myra Raquel Culliver Age: 15 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 11/08/12 Name: Christ Lucas Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 11/08/12 Name: Keneedra Shawniquita McKnight Age: 16 Weight: 136 lbs Last seen: 10/02/12 Name: Daviona Odasha Saulsberry Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 11/12/12MOSTWANTED Man Steals Body Spray and Cookies At 3:40 a.m., police were dispatched to the Dollar General store in reference to an audible alarm. Investigation revealed that an unknown suspect smashed the glass front door with a cinder block, entered the business and stole four cans of Axe Body Spray before fleeing the scene. The same suspect is seen on surveillance cameras at the nearby Family Dollar Store on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 11:00 p.m., using the same method to steal a pack of Soft Batch Cookies. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name: Darryl Baker Offense: Aggravated Battery Intended Harm Name: Dennis Aviles Offense: Felony Flee/Elude Law Enforcement Officer Name: Shanterica J. Battle Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Be Safe for the Holidays! Its that time of the year when everybody is celebrating and busy shopping, spending time with family, and going to all types of places. While this all sounds great and what is to be expected during the holidays, this is also the time when criminals may look for opportunities. We might be so busy and having too much fun that we might end up making it easier for them. Be alert and keep these things in mind: Shopping : € When shopping, lock your car doors and roll up your windows. € Limit the amount of cash you carry. If possible, pay for your purchases with a credit or debit card. € Limit the amount of jewelry you wear. € Keep your purse close to your body and your wallet in an inside jacket pocket if possible. € Place all packages in your trunk so they are not visible to individuals walking close to your vehicle. € Remember where you parked your vehicle and have your car keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. € Dont leave cell phones, purses or other items in your parked car where they can be seen. When using ATM machines : € Use one in a populated area and pay constant attention to your surroundings. € If possible go during daylight hours. € If anyone is lurking near the machine, pass it up and find another. € Remember to retrieve your credit/debit card after transaction. At Home : € Be cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave your home. € Dont display gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway. € Leave a light or a television on when away from home so it seems the home is occupied. € Be wary of strangers coming to your door asking for charitable donations. € Do not leave boxes from gifts outside for the trash collector. Take them to a dumpster so that your house is not targeted by thieves that are looking for homes that have just bought new appliances, etc. On Vacation : € Before you leave, try contacting the police with the dates of departure and return. They might be able to help you and they can periodically send patrol cars to check your area while you are gone. € Notify the post office to hold your mail or arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail daily. € Have a neighbor pick up your newspaper each day. € Make arrangements to have your grass cut and watered while you are gone. € Move valuables so that they cannot be seen from windows. € Have someone pick up flyers and circulars from your doorway. € Leave your number with a trusted neighbor so that they may contact you should anything be suspicious. Your Safety Three Arrested After Pulling out Guns and Trying to Rob Two Juveniles Police made three arrests involving an armed robbery on a 16 and 17-year-old. The armed robbery was said to have occurred around 8 a.m. and the two juvenile victims, ages 16 and 17, did not report the incident to police until 5 p.m. the next day. They said that they were robbed at gunpoint by three known suspects, Christopher Vontrell Bing, 19, Brad Marlon Percival, 18, and Alex Francisco Ocampos, 17. from a school. One of the boys was struck in the head with a gun. The teens said they were in fear for their safety after being threatened on the school campus. The victims told detectives the suspects displayed firearms and attempted to rob them by telling them to empty their pockets. The boys told the robbers they did not have anything valuable except for their cell phones. Ocampos then struck one of the boys in the back of his head with his gun. The three walked away after they found out that the victims didnt have money. Detectives located and arrested Bing, Percival and Ocampos three laters. Pervival is being charged with robbery with a firearm, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on $50,000 bond. This is his second booking. Bing was charged with robbery on $20,000 bond. This is his 11th booking. Ocampos was charged with robbery with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was then sent to the Department of Juvenile Justice center for 21 days. Detectives are continuing their investigation into the armed robbery. Christopher Bing Brad Percival

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LOCAL THE STAR Jacksonvilles 47thAnnual Freedom Fund Dinner Focuses on People, Power and Voting JacksonvilleFlorida By Cheryl Gonzalez Photos by Frank M. Powell III By the time NAACP national president and chief executive officer Benjamin Todd Jealous began speaking to an audience of over 500 attendees at the Prime Osborn III Center on Thurs., Nov. 1, people were primed and ready to hear what he had to say. The 47thAnnual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner presented by the NAACP … Jacksonville Branch at the Prime Osborn Center on Thurs., Nov. 1 began on time at 7 p.m.; yet, whispers abound on whether the stalwart national president was truly speaking because he neither sat at the dais, nor was visible until he approached the podium nearly two hours after the event began. However, there was plenty going on before NAACP National President Jealous spoke on the events theme, NAACP: Your Power, Your Decision … VOTE!Ž Event Chair Rodney Hurst presided by introducing a number of program participants known by the community and a new corporate executive. Elder Lee Harris, pastor, Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, gave the invocation; Sheila Williams, executive committee member, Jacksonville Branch NAACP, welcomed the crowd; Patrick PatŽ Geraghty, president and chief executive officer, Florida Blue (platinum sponsor), greeted everyone, as did The Honorable Corrine Brown, United States House of Representatives, District 3. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown also gave greetings. Next was the musical selection, Lift Evry Voice and Sing,Ž led by Dr. Pamela Davis. Written by Jacksonville son James Weldon Johnson and lauded as the Negro National Anthem, the song added a beam of pride to those born here. During dinner, local NAACP Branch President Isaiah Rumlin gave a message and inspired the crowd with this years award recipients. The Honorable Corrine Brown received the Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award, which was co-presented by Atty. Wayne Hogan of Terrell Hogan Law Firm, (speaker sponsor), who stated, Credit belongs to the one who is in the arena,Ž as he introduced her. In accepting her award, the Congresswoman quipped, They are trying to take us out! There is a storm out there and I am not telling you about the weather.Ž Jacksonville Transportation Authority Executive Director Michael Blaylock, received the Presidents Award of Excellence, and was lauded as a man of vision and courage who was not afraid to plan ahead for the transportation needs of this community in the face of doubt by many constituents. Blaylocks legacy will forever be etched in the drive along State Road 202, commonly called JTB,Ž and the Dames Point Bridge. Before becoming popular, they were known as the road to nowhereŽ and the bridge to nowhere,Ž respectively. Since being built millions have traveled these corridors at a tremendous savings when compared to their cost to build and their present value. Other award recipients were: Ronald Belton, the Citys Chief Financial Officer, who received The Rutledge H. Pearson Civil Rights Award ; Susan Carmichael, urban missionary, St. Marys Episcopal Church, and Jucoby Pittman-Peele, president and chief executive officer, Clara White Mission, Inc., who each received The Sallye B. Mathis Community Service Award ; Patricia Willis, educator and administrator for Duval Schools NAACP Education Achievement Award ; Romneta G. Porter, career nurse now entrepreneur, NAACP Health Achievement Award ; and the following National Achievement Scholarship Award recipients: Olivia Schmid, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts; Alexandria Pinnix, Paxon School for Advanced Studies; and Kenya Gordon and Ryan Greene, Stanton College Preparatory School. After the NAACP life membership appeal by Dinner Awards Committee Member Dr. Susan Ruffin, and another musical selection, the patient audience stood to welcome Keynote Speaker Jealous. He emphasized that everyone benefitted when lynch-mob justice ended.Ž He told very attentive listeners to never allow anyone to build a wall between them and the American dream with a warning that history is moving two ways at once for us this time.Ž NAACP President Jealous said that we got what we fought for, but lost what we had.Ž He urged everyone to move forward with the vote and to remember their history as instruction on how to fight the battle.Ž In addition to Platinum Sponsor Florida Blue and Speaker Sponsor Wayne Hogan, Esquire; other sponsors were: Jacksonville Transportation Authority (Gold ); Bank of America, Duval Teachers United, he Honorable Corrine Brown; Rayonier and Shands Jacksonville (Silver); and A.B. Coleman, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Pajcic & Pajcic PA, Spohrer and Dodd Trial Attorneys, The Haskell and Wells Fargo (Bronze Sponsors). Among the throng of attendees were dignitaries, elected and appointed officials, candidates running for office, church leaders, sorority and fraternity members, educators in local schools and universities, corporate representatives, small business owners and community based organizations. With the spellbinding speech, excellent food, and camaraderie, only about a dozen people hurriedly left before the three-plushour event ended. Page 7 NOVEMBER 24, 2012 Keynote Speaker Jealous NAACP National President and Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Todd Jealous Congresswoman Corrine Brown received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award and NAACP Branch President Isaiah Rumlin Ronald Belton the City's Chief Financial Officer, who received The Rutledge H. Pearson Civil Rights Award 2012, Michael Blaylock, received the President's Award of Excellence, Congresswoman Corrine Brown received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award, NAACP Branch President Isaiah Rumlin 10 year Mayor of The City of Jacksonville Alvin Brown, and Keynote Speaker NAACP National President and Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Todd Jealous Jacksonville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc

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Youth News PAGE 8THE STAR NOVEMBER 24, 2012 7 Year Old Rewarded For Raising Cancer Awareness By Toddlers & Tiaras Corrected Story Featured Pageant Director The Ambassador AgencyATLANTA, GEORGIA At seven years old, Alejandra Stack has gone from honor roll gifted scholar and Student of the Month, to a ray of hope when it comes to cancer awareness. Born in the Bahamas, which has one of the highest rates of cancer per capita, the youngster asked her mother to enter a fundraiser to bring about cancer awareness after a relative and family friend both lost their battles. The fundraiser turned out to be the In The Pink pageant in Atlanta, Georgia that has a little star quality attached. The pageants director Monica Daniels has been featured on TLCs Toddlers & Tiaras, and has had stars such as Alana Honey Boo Boo Thompson come through her pageants. With the proceeds of the pageant going towards the Susan G. Komen Foundation which seeks a cure for cancer among other things, Allie was allowed to enter the natural pageant. She was very curious about cancer because she walked in on me crying over two losses in September,Ž says Allies mother, Caribbean-born Atlanta-based media personality, Arthia Nixon. Both women were single moms and living in a single parent household, she asked me what would happen if I died of cancer because at school, she learned that cancer can run in the family. I lost an uncle in his 20s to prostate cancer and cousins and aunts have died or been diagnosed. I also lost a friend at 17 to osteogenicscarcoma, which is bone marrow cancer and something she actually knows about because one of her first coaches in gymnastics has a daughter who was diagnosed at Allies age, who is now in remission. Allie is preparing to compete as a gymnast and so she realized how hard it would be if she ended up being too sick to do something she loved or even lost a leg because she knows a someone who wanted gymnastics who is now a survivor and still just a kid.Ž That little survivor, Tenia Cash walked with Alejandra during the In The Pink Cancer Awareness Pageant in Atlanta, Georgia last month. I pasted a picture of Tenia on my bag to show that kids have cancer too,Ž explained Allie. Then I wrote the names of all the people who donated funds and the people who asked me to write the names of people they knew who had cancer and the ages of those who died. It was a lot of fun to be in the pageant and it wasnt about beauty it was about a cause.Ž Allie was awarded In The Pink Wear outfit of choice winner for her category, named one of the little princesses and by raising over $500, she received a six foot trophy, crown and awards, recognizing her as an In The Pink cancer awareness Court Queen. The top honors of the day went to the two Ambassadors who raised the most money for the foundation. Allie and Skylar Ms, Monica and Allie

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ORLANDO: The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats clawed their way to a 21-16 victory when they faced off against archrival Florida A&M Rattlers in the Florida Classic at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando last weekend. This is now the seventh consecutive game the Wildcats have won. This also marked the third time the Wildcats beat the Rattlers consecutively since 1925. According to sports history, the Wildcats performed their three-peat in 1970-80 and again from 2002-2004. Players who emerged as major factors to the win included Quinten Williams who threw 120 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 86 yards for the Wildcats (9-2, 8-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Isidore Jackson also scored on a 34-yard run with 3:13 remaining in the third quarter taking BCU to 14-10. Andronicus Lovette converted a fourth-and-3 at the FAMU 11 with an 8-yard gain before scoring from 1 yard out. At the end of the day, Jackson was named MVP for BCU after rushing for 77 yards on 13 carries and catching three passes for 41 yards. A point to note was the stands were not as full as they usually are with attendance reported as being 32,317, the lowest since 1993. An obvious reason for the low numbers were attributed to the absence of the of the highly anticipated FAMU band which is still serving suspension following the death of drum major Robert Champion at the same venue last year. Prior to kick-off, players and attendees took part in a moment of silence to remember the fallen student. NFL Announces WR Justin Blackmon As One Of The Nominees For Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the WeekNOVEMBER24, 2012 THESTAR PAGE9 COLLEGE SPORTS NEWS BETHUNE-COOKMAN TAKESFAMU 21-16 AT CITRUSBOWL Former WNBA Star and Olympian Surrenders To Altanta Cops After Attacking Ex-Teammate/Lover By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star ATLANTA: Former Olympic gold medalist and WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw (right) surrendered to Atlanta cops shortly after being accused of shooting into a Range Rover after smashing out some windows with a baseball bat on Tuesday. Holdsclaw, 34 had attempted to attack Tulsa Shock player Jennifer Lacy, 29. Holdsclaw and Lacy both played on the Atlanta Dream team in 2009. The two were involved in a relationship. Holdsclaw was arrested and held on $100,000 bond. Her charges include two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal damage to property and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony The gun used was a 9mm. According to reports, Lacy was working out in a church gym when approached Holdsclaw. Holdsclaw allegedly followed Lacy in another vehicle and when she drove to a friends house and pulled over, thats when the attack occurred. Both women were uninjured in the incident. Wide receiver Justin Blackmon of the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard of the New England Patriots, quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts and running back Doug Martin of the Washington Redskins are the finalists for Pepsi Max NFL Rookie Of The Week honors for games played on November 15-19, the NFL announced. After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January. The Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Year will be announced at the second annual NFL HonorsŽ awards show in New Orleans on Saturday, February 2, the night before Super Bowl XLVII. This is Pepsis eleventh year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the eleventh year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards. A closer look at the finalists: €Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon caught seven passes for 236 yards and one touchdown in the Jaguars 43-37 overtime loss to the Houston Texans. €New England Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard recorded four tackles as well as intercepting one pass and returning it 87 yards for a score in the Patriots 59-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. €Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 14 of 15 passes and four touchdowns, finishing his day with a 158.3 passer rating. Griffin III also picked up 84 yards on the ground as the Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-6. €Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton caught six passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts 59-24 loss to the New England Patriots. €Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin gained 138 yards on 24 carries in the Buccaneers 27-21 overtime win against the Carolina Panthers. Over 500 Beauties Unleash Their Inner Beast To Land ASpot On Atlanta Lingerie Football Team By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star ATLANTA : Are you ready for some football? We hit the field recently to see who made the cut when the Lingerie Football Leagues Atlanta Steam sought beauties with brawn for their team. The recruiters were hot to trot, scouting women to help them score the points on the field. East coast eye candy, Ericka Smith of the Seattle Mist was quick to let us know that it takes more than good looks to be considered a team member. There actually is a whole lot of athleticism attached to it. They need to know the overall basics in football,Ž she advised. Just come in shape, aggressiveƒ We really want girls who are giving it one hundred per cent and giving it their all. Just dont let up.Ž We do look cute but it is full tackle football,Ž says Ericka who plays in a bra and boyshort uniform. We have the shoulder pads, elbow and knee pads. We do hit girls and we dont take none of that powder puff. I usually tell people come to a game to see what were about and usually theyll start with how beautiful we look but they leave talking about the level of football we play.Ž Ericka Smith (pictured in unifom inset) speaks to The Stars Arthia Nixon at the Atlanta Steam womens lingerie league football tryouts in Union City.

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PAGE 10 THESTAR NOVEMBER 24, 2012 ~ OPINION ~ OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell, III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame The Other Side of Jacksonville PUBLIC NOTICES What you did not know about Duval County VotingNever forget the long lines to vote in 2012. Never forget the 27,000 votes not counted in the 2000 Presidential election in Duval County. Never forget most of all that power will not concede, it must be taken. The picture below from Univision, ABC News affiliate, really shows that power can be taken by voting, if you just stay in line. What you did not know is that Duval County had its long lines and issues that begin in the Supervisor of Elections office long before we arrived at the polls to vote. The lines you see here are in South Florida, but did you see the long lines at Edward Waters College Schell Sweet Community Center? It was a newly formed Super Site. What you did not know about is that Duval County claims it was about budget changes that caused these problems. It was not about a budget change,it was about the Republican Party mean spirited legislative body.Theymade every effortt could to suppress voter participation in Duval County and the State of Florida. Our own Supervisor of Elections was told we would have problems. The Federal Courts in Duval County was told we would have problems and one said we would not have problems and the courts said, lets wait and see. The same federal court in 2004 agreed that we needed early voting sites and the then newly elected Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland agreed that our 14 day system was the right way to go. What you do not know about Duval Count voting is that the first hanging chad issues occurred in 1876 and Florida has had issues with voting every since the end of Reconstruction. Our current Supervisor of Elections appears very accommodating, but he changed all of the voting precinct numbers. He stated the City Council members approved of all of his changes (specifically) in the African American communities that included removing precincts out of churches. The Supervisor of Elections moved precincts into private gated communities, 91 precincts in white churches, and elimination of numerous precincts in the black community. Here is the problem; if it is not intentional, it looks suspicious. You think it went smooth on elections day? I suggest you ask those who stood in long lines, machine malfunctions, an excessively long ballot and a change in voter laws. If it is not intentional, it looks intentional that voter suppression and oppression was legislated into law and our Supervisor of Elections office played its role in the process. Say what you may, if it looks like a duck, and it quack like a duck, it is a duck. If it look like voter suppression tactics were taking place and the lines looked like it supported the suppression, then it is voter suppression. Florida as a whole and Duval County should be ashamed of the way this took place. It is time for a constitution amendment for voter uniformity, protections, and rights in the State of Florida. The Federal voting rights acts does not seem to be sufficient for Florida as Florida continue to legislate New Jim Crow laws to keep people from exercising their rights to vote in the State of Florida. We salute those who stood in the long lines to exercise their right to vote and defied evil to secure good. What they intended for evil, God meant for good. Now, get ready for 2014 and let your voices be heard. This is what you did not know about voting in Duval County. The Jacksonville Housing AuthorityOffice (904)-630-3810 (Follow the prompts) or (904)-630-3820 Website www.jaxha.org Section 8 Waiting List to OPEN on the dates listed below: January 12, 2013 (8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) FOR THE DISABLED and/or ELDERLY (62 years of age or older) ONLY. Location: 1300 N. Broad Street. Jacksonville, Fl 32202 January 17, 2013(8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) for the GENERAL PUBLIC. Location: Metropolitan Park -1410 Gator Bowl Blvd. Downtown Please submit one pre-application per household. Families who submit more than one-pre-application will be disqualified. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING ON January 17, 2013. You must apply in person in order to submit a pre-application for the S8 lottery. All pre-applications will go through a lottery process and will be randomly selected by the computer. You may not mail or fax the pre-application. You must be at least 18 years of age or an emancipated minor to submit a pre-application. Court documents will be required for an emancipated minor. You must also have a current photo identification to complete a pre-application. A Lottery System will be used to determine your placement on the Waiting List. Everyone has an equal chance of being selected. Arriving first does not increase your chance of being selected. There is NO NEED to line up early. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 16-2012-CP-002173-XXXX-MA IN RE:The Estate of CHARLIE MCCANTS WISE, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of CHARLIE MCCANTS WISE, SR., deceased August 6, 2012, is pending as Case No. 16-2012-CP-002173-XXXX-MA in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court in and for Duval County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Duval County Courthouse, 501 West Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. The date of first publication of notice to creditors was November 24, 2012. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW as set forth in Section 733.702, Florida Statutes, which is on or before the later of the date that is 3 months after the time of the first publication of the notice to creditors or, as to any creditor required to be served with a copy of the notice to creditors, 30 days after the date of service on the credit. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. ADAM S. TOWERS, ESQ. JANN W. MCINNES, Florida Bar No.: 36654Personal Rep. BOGIN, MUNNS & MUNNS, P.A. 3936 SW 3rd Avenue 817 NW 56th Terrace, Suite AGainesville, FL 32607 Gainesville, FL 32605Phone: (904) 704-2918 Phone: (352) 332-7688 Fax: (352) 332-7692 E-Mail: atowers@boginmunns.com Attorney for Personal Representative THE TOWERS OF JACKSONVILLE, INC. WAITING LIST CLOSING NOTICE of Closing of Waiting Lists Effective November 1, 2012. In preparation for a major renovation of our facility that will require approximately 18 months to complete. The Towers of Jacksonville will close both our subsidized and non-subsidized waiting lists effective November 1, 2012. The Towers of Jacksonville will NOT accept any NEW applications for the waiting lists on or after that date. If your name is already on a waiting list, you do not need to take any action. The Towers of Jacksonville will maintain your name and the date and time you applied. However, you are still required to update your personal information by submitting changes in writing. The waiting list will reopen in the future and a public notice will be issued at that time. The Florida Star was asked by some Jacksonville citizens to allow some views to be presented weekly. We have agreed to do so with the understanding that the articles written would not promote violence or hate. Let it be known that the views and opinions expressed are not those of The Florida Star owner or staff. The articles are being accepted because some writers and readders feel their feelings and fears are not being heard.

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Kevin Clash, the longtime puppeteer and voice of Sesame Street's Elmo, has resigned from the children's television program amid underage sex allegations, Sesame Workshop announced on Tuesday. The non-profit organization called the scandal a "distraction," according to a statement published by The New York Times. Last week, a 24-year-old man publicly accused Clash of having a sexual relationship with him while he was a teenager, only to recant his statement one day later. On Tuesday, a second lawsuit was reportedly filed by another individual. Clash joined the cast of Sesame Street in 1984 and later invented the character of Elmo. 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Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct#*;26+"988/::56Uvknn"Pwodgt"Qpg# STRIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo NOVEMBER 24 NOVEMBER 30, 2012 XQN0""84""PQ0"52" 50 CENTS Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp cf"kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct#""ECNN ;261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted Ykuj"vq"ikxg"wu"c"Pgyu"Uvqt{A Ecnn"*;26+"988/::56"qt"Ugpf"kv"vq< kphqBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo cfBvjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Dontavies Boatwright passed on this past Thursday evening, November 8, 2012. Boatwright was Season 2 finalist of BETs Sunday Best. The 33-year-old singer tragically passed away from an apparent massive heart attack, according to reports. He captured Americas heart during the Gospel singing competition with his gentle disposition and his silky baritone voice. Boatwright lived in Jacksonville and was Chaplain for the Gospel Announcers Guild of the city. Boatwright had just recently released his debut single Glory To Glory Sunday Best Medley from his upcoming CD slated to drop at the top of 2013. So many Jacksonville residents shared their feelings regarding this tragic death. He was considered the Pavorotti of Gospel Music. A concert was held Friday in Jacksonville in his memory. A Memorial Service for Dr. Boatwright will be held Saturday, November 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the 13th Street Church of God Greater Faith, 1902 N. 13th Street, Fort Pierce, Florida. Call: 772-332-2410 for more information. 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The Internal Revenue Service and Secret Service joined the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the State Attorney's Office in a seven-month investigation they called "Operation Zig-Zag" that led to 17 arrests. "This is one of the largest identity theft case that we've investigated," Corey said. "We found victims who were children; we've found victims who were deceased; we found many living victims." Ngcfgt."Nctt{ Yqtvj" Vcoctc"Twuu Pcppkgujc" Vcnkhgttq Nqtgp|q Lcemuqp [xqppg" Lqjpuqp Vgttgnn"Tckpgu Ncvkuujc Lqjpuqp Vgttcpeg D{tf Ncwtgp"Dwiiu Lwuvkp"Jqyctf Twfqnrj Eqqrgt Lqugrj Up{fgt Octmkpc Eqjgp Dgvv{"N0 Yknnkcou Mcngkij Fcxku Vcpkc"Lcemuqp Fcpkgnng Tqigtu SCLC Commends Multi-Billion BP Settlement for "Poor People"; Calls For More! "Dr. King's nonviolent strategy paid off against BP, but it's not over yet," -Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., SCLC Board Chairman Who: Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., SCLC Chair; Charles Steele, SCLC CEO and Art Rocker, SCLC Florida Chair and Chairman of SCLC's spinoff Operation People for Peace What: A news conference to discuss the BP settlement and SCLC's role and Art Rocker's leadership in securing billions of dollars in settlement relief for minority and disadvantaged Gulf Coast victims. "The civil rights battle for economic justice against BP is far from over," opines Rocker. "The results that we've gotten from BP came from the nonviolent direct action and mobilization, and continuing to press the issue. It shows people that if you follow the strategy espoused by Dr. King you can achieve the desired results. So the decision has been made to honor the claims.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN, Willie Frank, died November 12, 2012. ARNOLD, Shevery Thomas Buddy, 89, died November 17, 2012. BAGGS, Mary Everlean, died November 13, 2012. BARCLIFT, Marvin, Sr., 82, died November 18, 2012. BIRT, Gloria, died November 12, 2012. BLANKENSHIP, James Jim Harvey, 63, died November 16, 2012. BOATWRIGHT, Dontavies, 34, died November 8, 2012. BROWN, Inez, 66, died November 10, 2012. BRYAN, James C., Sr., died November 11, 2012. CHRISTOPHER, Annie, died November 14, 2012. COLLINS, William Scott Scotty, 39, died November 13, 2012. COLLINSWORTH, William, 84, died November 17, 2012. COOK, Rosa Elizabeth, 80, died November 14, 2012. DAMON, Thomas A., 65, died November 17, 2012. DANIELS, Thomas Patrick Pat, 59, died November 17, 2012. DAVENPORT, Dormon S., 92, died November 13, 2012. DENNARD, Naomi M., 107, died November 14, 2012. EARLS, Katherine Elizabeth, died November 19, 2012. ESMAN, Earl, died November 13, 2012. FIELDS, Paul D., Sr., died November 18, 2012. FILI, Robert H., 81, died November 13, 2012. FLOYD, Wallace G., 67, died November 16, 2012. FOLSOM, Timothy Lee, 36, died November 14, 2012. FOSTER, Teddy P., died November 14, 2012. GALLEGOS, Lorenzo, 96, died November 15, 2012. GEORGE, Vernon, died November 13, 2012. GILCHRIST, Oneal, died November 13, 2012. GIVENS, Richard L, 49, died November 16, 2012. HANNUM, Wendell, 76, died November 16, 2012. HAYES, Samuel, died November 14, 2012. JOHNSON, Annie Maxine, 87, died November 15, 2012. JORDAN, John Aaron, 89, died November 12, 2012. JUNIOUS, Blanch White, died November 14, 2012. LUNDY, Grace Marie, died November 8, 2012. KAUFFMAN, William A., 92, died November 16, 2012. MATTOX, William A., died November 12, 2012. McQUEEN, Herman, Jr., died November 12, 2012. MILES, Patricia Pat Thies, 67, died November 18, 2012. MILLER, Lavinia Grace, 60, died November 15, 2012. MORENE, Lance Van Domingus, died November 9, 2012. PACKHAM, Marjorie Young, 85, died November 15, 2012. PARSON, Ralph, died November 13, 2012. PRIOLEAU, Dan E., 89, died November 13, 2012. RAGLAND, Marie Watson, 96, died November 17, 2012. ROBINSON Cantrell J., 33, died November 11, 2012. SKINNER Thelma, 75, died November 15, 2012. SMITH, LS1 Marcus T., USN, died November 10, 2012. SPERRING, Ollen C., 87, died November 16, 2012. STEPHENS, Georgina Alberta, 76, died November 13, 2012. STEW ART Walter A., died November 8, 2012. WADE, Rosa Lee, 63, died November 13, 2012. WILLIAMS, Christine, died November 12, 2012. WILLIAMS, Ernest, 44, died November 10, 2012. WILSON, Denise Ramona Robinson, died November 13, 2012. WRIGHT, Martha Bell, died November 7, 2012.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS JACKSON, Jimmie J., died November 19, 2012. OQuinn, Isla Mae Drury, died November 17, 2012. SMILEY, Ulicious, died November 17, 2012. ZOUCKS, Patricia Pat, 59, died November 16, 2012. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR NOVEMBER 24, 2012 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com 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. EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT featuring the EWC Concert Choir. November 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Milne Auditorium, 1658 Kings Rd. the Choir will present a concert theme Sing Noel. Music from all genres will be performed, including works from Mozart and Christmas Spirituals and Gospels. Seat is limited. For more information, call 904-470-8050. Celebrate the Christmas season as Aircadia Marketing presents A Motown Christmas featuring past and present members of The Temptations, The Miracles and The Contours performing as The Motown Experience. The Family oriented event will be held at the new Jekyll Island Convention Center, Saturday, November 24th at 8:15 p.m. and complements the Annual Jekyll Island Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies. HAVEN HOSPICE is hosting a grief and loss support group on November 26 at Allegro of Fleming Island at SR 24 at 5th Street in Cedar Key. The event will be from 3-4 p.m. For more information, contact the local office at 352-493-2333. HURTING FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN IN CRIME, INC., presents Community Unity Fellowship Breakfast & Fundraiser. Help us to heal and comfort families when violence has touched. NO MORE SILENCE! STOP THE VIOLENCE! A Mothers Cry, December 15, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wyndham Hotel, 1515 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville, FL. For more information, contact, Linda Dayson at (904) 7559863. CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 1100 Stockton St., at Park, Riverside, Jacksonville. Sunday, December 2, 6:00 pm, Church of the Good Shepherd JU Singers, Tim Snyder, director. Make We Joy: Songs of the Season Featuring the Jacksonville University Singers, Men's and Women's Choirs in a festive and varied program drawn from the centuries of choral music for Advent and Christmas, including contemporary works by Morten Lauridsen, Ola Gjeilo and Veljo Tormis, global songs, and Cantata # 140: Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme, by J.S. Bach. Rev. Jeffrey Reichmann, Vicar, Shannon Gallier, MM, Organist-choirmaster, Henson Markham, Chamber Music Society, 904-240-2349. John Zell, Jr. Warden & House Manager. http://goodshepherd23.org/music/cham ber-music-society.aspx www.youtube.com/CMusicSJax 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. 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. 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Little Meechie was spending the weekend with his grandparents after a particular trying week in kindergarten. His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. Seems like all the flowers had bloomed overnight and everything was beautiful. His grandmother said, Little Meechie, doesnt it look like an artist painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you? Little Meechie said, Yes, God did it!!!.... and he did it all left-handed too Grandma. This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him, What makes you so sure God did this with his left hand? Well, Lil Meechie said, We learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on Gods right hand!Kvu"Nkvvng"Oggejkg PQXGODGT"46."4234 VJG"UVCT RCIG"5 PCCER"Rqnnu"Dncem"XqvgtuBy Joi C. RidleyFor the civil rights community, Election Day was an undeniable victory. Ballot initiatives promoting equality were passed in several key states and Minnesotas attempt to restrict voting rights was struck down. An NAACP swing state poll conducted in the days leading up to the election showed that African Americans were engaged on these issues, and offered a snapshot of the black electorate at this point in history. The NAACPs polling found that a majority of African Americans support the Dream Act and marriage equality, both of which passed in Maryland on Election Night. The data revealed majority support for marriage equality measures. Fifty percent of African American voters favor a constitutional right to marry, with 40% opposing it. Ninety-three percent of respondents favor the Dream Act, which allows undocumented youth to seek U.S. citizenship (71% strongly, 21% somewhat). The poll, which interviewed 1,600 African American voters in Ohio, Virginia, Florida and Georgia also suggested that, despite their very high support for the Democratic Party with President Obama at the helm, African Americans could be convinced to vote for a Republican candidate. Only 47% of respondents were very enthusiastic for the next Democrat candidate following President Obama and 15% are unsure of how enthusiastic they will be in 2016. Moreover, 14% percent of African Americans said they are more likely to vote for a Republican in the future if the candidate has civil rights issues on his or her agenda. This data reveals opportunities for the GOP to improve its relationship with our community. It suggests that the Democratic Party should not assume it will see the 2008 and 2012 levels of Black turnout in 2016, said Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP. Jobs and the economy topped the list of most important issues to African American voters, earning the vote of 60% of respondents. Ninety-five percent of respondents believe the federal government should engage in job creation opportunities for all Americans. Respondents also believe that the federal government has a role to play in education (95%), health care (96%), and job creation (96%). However, support for the federal government is not support for government dependency. Eighty-one percent of respondents believe that success depends on self-reliance and determination, while only 14% disagree. This poll paints a picture of how African American interests fit into our new political calculus, said Marvin Randolph, NAACPs Sr. Vice President for Campaigns. This calculus includes an African American voting bloc that made up more than 13% of the voting electorate for the last two presidential elections, according to national exit polls. The NAACP helped encourage this high turnout by registering more than 432,000 new voters and educating and activating 1.2 million voters both historic highs for the Association. This data underscores the decisive role our community played in key battle ground states, said Jealous. People have said traditional America has died. In actuality, the real America, full of diverse opinions and values, has now risen. That real America is what our nation was built upon. Complete polling results are found online at http://www.naacp.org/blog/entry/naacp-battleground-poll-resultsFqewogpvct{"Uc{u"QL"Fkf"Pqv"Mknn"Jku"YkhgO.J. Simpson didn't kill his ex-wife, a serial killer did, according to a new documentary. "My Brother the Serial Killer" claims Glen Rogers, who is currently on death row for another murder, is responsible for the 1994 deaths of Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The documentary, which aied November 21 on Investigation Discovery, did not include an interview with Rogers' himself, but prominently features interviews with Rogers' brother Clay. The Daily Mail reports that Rogers confessed to the Brown-Goldman killings after he was already in jail for the 1995 murders of Tina Marie Cribbs in Tampa and Sandra Gallagher in Los Angeles. He is also suspected of killing at least 10 others and once claimed he had murdered 70 people. Rogers reportedly provided receipts to cops that show he was working as a housepainter in Los Angeles in 1994 when Brown was murdered. The documentary claims he told family members that he was working for Simpson and that he said she was rich and he was going to "take her down." Rogers also provided a "detailed account" of the Goldman-Brown Simpson slayings to criminal profiler Anthony Meoli, according to the documentary. Cincinnati.com reports that Rogers also knew O.J. Simpson who paid the killer to steal a pair of earrings from Nicole Simpson's house, according to Rogers. That's why, the documentary posits, Simpson never floated Rogers as a possible culprit to investigators since he didn't want his own dealings with Rogers exposed. Rogers was apprehended after his family tipped off investigators to his whereabouts. Clay Rogers explains his decision to do so in the documentary. "I wasn't turning in my brother," He said. "I was turning in a serial killer."

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Talk of the Town! PAGE 4 THE STAR NOVEMBER 24, 2012 E kaabo (eh-kah-bow).Welcome.by Frances Bradley Volume Burks, PhotographerRiver Region Human Services recently celebrated its 40th year improving the quality of life in the Jacksonville community at its annual fundraiser and dinner at the Jacksonville Omni Hotel. In addition to Duval County, the private non-profit organization provides a comprehensive array of substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for residents of Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. John's counties. A few of the services provided by River Region are: the Speakers Bureau, which consists of staff professionals who are available to speak about Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment, HIV and AIDS, Intervention Services, Prevention, etc.; drug free workplace services; and River Region University, a comprehensive online learning resource for health and human services organizations. The elegant affair also heralded incoming Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Esmin Master, who gracefully accepted the gavel of office from outgoing Chairperson, Richard Danford Ph.D., President of the Jacksonville Urban League. The new Board of Directors was sworn in by Judge Brian J. Davis, Sr. River Regions is supported by government contracts, grants, corporate sponsors, and individual donors. To learn more visit their website at rrhs.org. Photos courtesy of Marietta LeBlanc, Marketing Director, River Region Human Services. River Region CEO, Dr. Tiffany Galvin-Green with Judge Brian Davis, who swore-in the new officers of the Board of Directors. Esmin Master, incoming Chairperson, Board of Directors, accepts the gavel from outgoing Chairperson, Dr. Richard Danford. Childhood friends, Marietta LeBlanc, River Regions Director of Marketing with brother Louis LeBlanc (left) and Judge Brian Davis

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PAGE 6 THE STAR NOVEMBER 24, 2012 Police Stops iPhone Burglary Spree Two men were arrested for an iPhone burglary spree which was finally stopped by police. Employees told them a man came in wearing a Miami Heat sweatshirt, khaki shorts, black Nike shoes, and a Chicago Bulls hat. He then grabbed two iPhone 4S models and fled the store. The value of the two phones was said to be up to $1,300. An alert was sent to all AT&T stores in the area. A short time later, there was an attempted theft from another AT&T store. The description of the suspect given by the employees matched that of the suspect from the other AT&T store. They blocked the phones on display to prevent the man from also stealing them. The man left the store and got into a black Infinity G37 and left the area. At 3 p.m., Police responded to another AT&T store in reference to an attempted theft of iPhones. The employees were alerted by police about a suspect going around and stealing iPhones and were given a description. Employees observed the black Infinity entering the parking lot and removed specific iPhones from their display. A man wearing clothing that matched the description approached the front door and employees prevented him from entering. The suspect then ran away and got back into the Infinity and left. At 3:32 p.m. police made a traffic stop on the Infinity. The driver was identified as 26-year-old Dermar Okealo Hamilton and his passenger was 20-year-old Kriston Kayson Douglas. Hamilton was arrested for possession of marijuana and Douglas was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. When deputies searched the car they found five iPhones and the clothing Douglas was wearing at all three AT&T stores. Two of the phones matched IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity) numbers that were stolen from one of the stores. Douglas told detectives he had gotten a ride to different cities with a friend and had sex with a prostitute in her home. After that, he said he was walking and looking for a ride home. He said he saw the AT&T store and decided to steal the iPhones. He further said he was arrested for stealing cell phones from a Sprint store and needed the money for his court fees. Douglas remains in jail on $15,000 bond. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Kriston Douglas Dermar Hamilton Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. ON THE LOOKOUT MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Myra Raquel Culliver Age: 15 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 11/08/12 Name: Christ Lucas Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 11/08/12 Name: Keneedra Shawniquita McKnight Age:16 Weight: 136 lbs Last seen: 10/02/12 Name: Daviona Odasha Saulsberry Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 11/12/12MOSTWANTED Man Steals Body Spray and Cookies At 3:40 a.m., police were dispatched to the Dollar General store in reference to an audible alarm. Investigation revealed that an unknown suspect smashed the glass front door with a cinder block, entered the business and stole four cans of Axe Body Spray before fleeing the scene. The same suspect is seen on surveillance cameras at the nearby Family Dollar Store on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 11:00 p.m., using the same method to steal a pack of Soft Batch Cookies. Anyone with any information about the identity or location of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward if your tip leads to an arrest. Name: Darryl Baker Offense: Aggravated Battery Intended Harm Name: Dennis Aviles Offense: Felony Flee/Elude Law Enforcement Officer Name: Shanterica J. Battle Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Be Safe for the Holidays! Its that time of the year when everybody is celebrating and busy shopping, spending time with family, and going to all types of places. While this all sounds great and what is to be expected during the holidays, this is also the time when criminals may look for opportunities. We might be so busy and having too much fun that we might end up making it easier for them. Be alert and keep these things in mind: Shopping : When shopping, lock your car doors and roll up your windows. Limit the amount of cash you carry. If possible, pay for your purchases with a credit or debit card. Limit the amount of jewelry you wear. Keep your purse close to your body and your wallet in an inside jacket pocket if possible. Place all packages in your trunk so they are not visible to individuals walking close to your vehicle. Remember where you parked your vehicle and have your car keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. Dont leave cell phones, purses or other items in your parked car where they can be seen. When using ATM machines : Use one in a populated area and pay constant attention to your surroundings. If possible go during daylight hours. If anyone is lurking near the machine, pass it up and find another. Remember to retrieve your credit/debit card after transaction. At Home : Be cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave your home. Dont display gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway. Leave a light or a television on when away from home so it seems the home is occupied. Be wary of strangers coming to your door asking for charitable donations. Do not leave boxes from gifts outside for the trash collector. Take them to a dumpster so that your house is not targeted by thieves that are looking for homes that have just bought new appliances, etc. On Vacation : Before you leave, try contacting the police with the dates of departure and return. They might be able to help you and they can periodically send patrol cars to check your area while you are gone. Notify the post office to hold your mail or arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail daily. Have a neighbor pick up your newspaper each day. Make arrangements to have your grass cut and watered while you are gone. Move valuables so that they cannot be seen from windows. Have someone pick up flyers and circulars from your doorway. Leave your number with a trusted neighbor so that they may contact you should anything be suspicious. Your Safety Three Arrested After Pulling out Guns and Trying to Rob Two Juveniles Police made three arrests involving an armed robbery on a 16 and 17-year-old. The armed robbery was said to have occurred around 8 a.m. and the two juvenile victims, ages 16 and 17, did not report the incident to police until 5 p.m. the next day. They said that they were robbed at gunpoint by three known suspects, Christopher Vontrell Bing, 19, Brad Marlon Percival, 18, and Alex Francisco Ocampos, 17. from a school. One of the boys was struck in the head with a gun. The teens said they were in fear for their safety after being threatened on the school campus. The victims told detectives the suspects displayed firearms and attempted to rob them by telling them to empty their pockets. The boys told the robbers they did not have anything valuable except for their cell phones. Ocampos then struck one of the boys in the back of his head with his gun. The three walked away after they found out that the victims didnt have money. Detectives located and arrested Bing, Percival and Ocampos three laters. Pervival is being charged with robbery with a firearm, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on $50,000 bond. This is his second booking. Bing was charged with robbery on $20,000 bond. This is his 11th booking. Ocampos was charged with robbery with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was then sent to the Department of Juvenile Justice center for 21 days. Detectives are continuing their investigation into the armed robbery. Christopher Bing Brad Percival

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LOCAL THE STAR Jacksonvilles 47thAnnual Freedom Fund Dinner Focuses on People, Power and Voting JacksonvilleFlorida By Cheryl Gonzalez Photos by Frank M. Powell III By the time NAACP national president and chief executive officer Benjamin Todd Jealous began speaking to an audience of over 500 attendees at the Prime Osborn III Center on Thurs., Nov. 1, people were primed and ready to hear what he had to say. The 47thAnnual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner presented by the NAACP Jacksonville Branch at the Prime Osborn Center on Thurs., Nov. 1 began on time at 7 p.m.; yet, whispers abound on whether the stalwart national president was truly speaking because he neither sat at the dais, nor was visible until he approached the podium nearly two hours after the event began. However, there was plenty going on before NAACP National President Jealous spoke on the events theme, NAACP: Your Power, Your Decision VOTE! Event Chair Rodney Hurst presided by introducing a number of program participants known by the community and a new corporate executive. Elder Lee Harris, pastor, Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, gave the invocation; Sheila Williams, executive committee member, Jacksonville Branch NAACP, welcomed the crowd; Patrick Pat Geraghty, president and chief executive officer, Florida Blue (platinum sponsor), greeted everyone, as did The Honorable Corrine Brown, United States House of Representatives, District 3. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown also gave greetings. Next was the musical selection, Lift Evry Voice and Sing, led by Dr. Pamela Davis. Written by Jacksonville son James Weldon Johnson and lauded as the Negro National Anthem, the song added a beam of pride to those born here. During dinner, local NAACP Branch President Isaiah Rumlin gave a message and inspired the crowd with this years award recipients. The Honorable Corrine Brown received the Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award, which was co-presented by Atty. Wayne Hogan of Terrell Hogan Law Firm, (speaker sponsor), who stated, Credit belongs to the one who is in the arena, as he introduced her. In accepting her award, the Congresswoman quipped, They are trying to take us out! There is a storm out there and I am not telling you about the weather. Jacksonville Transportation Authority Executive Director Michael Blaylock, received the Presidents Award of Excellence, and was lauded as a man of vision and courage who was not afraid to plan ahead for the transportation needs of this community in the face of doubt by many constituents. Blaylocks legacy will forever be etched in the drive along State Road 202, commonly called JTB, and the Dames Point Bridge. Before becoming popular, they were known as the road to nowhere and the bridge to nowhere, respectively. Since being built millions have traveled these corridors at a tremendous savings when compared to their cost to build and their present value. Other award recipients were: Ronald Belton, the Citys Chief Financial Officer, who received The Rutledge H. Pearson Civil Rights Award; Susan Carmichael, urban missionary, St. Marys Episcopal Church, and Jucoby Pittman-Peele, president and chief executive officer, Clara White Mission, Inc., who each received The Sallye B. Mathis Community Service Award ; Patricia Willis, educator and administrator for Duval Schools NAACP Education Achievement Award; Romneta G. Porter, career nurse now entrepreneur, NAACP Health Achievement Award ; and the following National Achievement Scholarship Award recipients: Olivia Schmid, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts; Alexandria Pinnix, Paxon School for Advanced Studies; and Kenya Gordon and Ryan Greene, Stanton College Preparatory School. After the NAACP life membership appeal by Dinner Awards Committee Member Dr. Susan Ruffin, and another musical selection, the patient audience stood to welcome Keynote Speaker Jealous. He emphasized that everyone benefitted when lynch-mob justice ended. He told very attentive listeners to never allow anyone to build a wall between them and the American dream with a warning that history is moving two ways at once for us this time. NAACP President Jealous said that we got what we fought for, but lost what we had. He urged everyone to move forward with the vote and to remember their history as instruction on how to fight the battle. In addition to Platinum Sponsor Florida Blue and Speaker Sponsor Wayne Hogan, Esquire; other sponsors were: Jacksonville Transportation Authority (Gold ); Bank of America, Duval Teachers United, he Honorable Corrine Brown; Rayonier and Shands Jacksonville (Silver); and A.B. Coleman, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Pajcic & Pajcic PA, Spohrer and Dodd Trial Attorneys, The Haskell and Wells Fargo (Bronze Sponsors). Among the throng of attendees were dignitaries, elected and appointed officials, candidates running for office, church leaders, sorority and fraternity members, educators in local schools and universities, corporate representatives, small business owners and community based organizations. With the spellbinding speech, excellent food, and camaraderie, only about a dozen people hurriedly left before the three-plushour event ended. Page 7 NOVEMBER 24, 2012 Keynote Speaker Jealous NAACP National President and Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Todd Jealous Congresswoman Corrine Brown received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award and NAACP Branch President Isaiah Rumlin Ronald Belton the City's Chief Financial Officer, who received The Rutledge H. Pearson Civil Rights Award 2012, Michael Blaylock, received the President's Award of Excellence, Congresswoman Corrine Brown received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award, NAACP Branch President Isaiah Rumlin 10 year Mayor of The City of Jacksonville Alvin Brown, and Keynote Speaker NAACP National President and Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Todd Jealous Jacksonville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc

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Youth News PAGE 8 THE STAR NOVEMBER 24, 2012 7 Year Old Rewarded For Raising Cancer Awareness By Toddlers & Tiaras Corrected Story Featured Pageant Director The Ambassador AgencyATLANTA, GEORGIA At seven years old, Alejandra Stack has gone from honor roll gifted scholar and Student of the Month, to a ray of hope when it comes to cancer awareness. Born in the Bahamas, which has one of the highest rates of cancer per capita, the youngster asked her mother to enter a fundraiser to bring about cancer awareness after a relative and family friend both lost their battles. The fundraiser turned out to be the In The Pink pageant in Atlanta, Georgia that has a little star quality attached. The pageants director Monica Daniels has been featured on TLCs Toddlers & Tiaras, and has had stars such as Alana Honey Boo Boo Thompson come through her pageants. With the proceeds of the pageant going towards the Susan G. Komen Foundation which seeks a cure for cancer among other things, Allie was allowed to enter the natural pageant. She was very curious about cancer because she walked in on me crying over two losses in September, says Allies mother, Caribbean-born Atlanta-based media personality, Arthia Nixon. Both women were single moms and living in a single parent household, she asked me what would happen if I died of cancer because at school, she learned that cancer can run in the family. I lost an uncle in his 20s to prostate cancer and cousins and aunts have died or been diagnosed. I also lost a friend at 17 to osteogenicscarcoma, which is bone marrow cancer and something she actually knows about because one of her first coaches in gymnastics has a daughter who was diagnosed at Allies age, who is now in remission. Allie is preparing to compete as a gymnast and so she realized how hard it would be if she ended up being too sick to do something she loved or even lost a leg because she knows a someone who wanted gymnastics who is now a survivor and still just a kid. That little survivor, Tenia Cash walked with Alejandra during the In The Pink Cancer Awareness Pageant in Atlanta, Georgia last month. I pasted a picture of Tenia on my bag to show that kids have cancer too, explained Allie. Then I wrote the names of all the people who donated funds and the people who asked me to write the names of people they knew who had cancer and the ages of those who died. It was a lot of fun to be in the pageant and it wasnt about beauty it was about a cause. Allie was awarded In The Pink Wear outfit of choice winner for her category, named one of the little princesses and by raising over $500, she received a six foot trophy, crown and awards, recognizing her as an In The Pink cancer awareness Court Queen. The top honors of the day went to the two Ambassadors who raised the most money for the foundation. Allie and Skylar Ms, Monica and Allie

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ORLANDO:The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats clawed their way to a 21-16 victory when they faced off against archrival Florida A&M Rattlers in the Florida Classic at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando last weekend. This is now the seventh consecutive game the Wildcats have won. This also marked the third time the Wildcats beat the Rattlers consecutively since 1925. According to sports history, the Wildcats performed their three-peat in 1970-80 and again from 2002-2004. Players who emerged as major factors to the win included Quinten Williams who threw 120 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 86 yards for the Wildcats (9-2, 8-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Isidore Jackson also scored on a 34-yard run with 3:13 remaining in the third quarter taking BCU to 14-10. Andronicus Lovette converted a fourth-and-3 at the FAMU 11 with an 8-yard gain before scoring from 1 yard out. At the end of the day, Jackson was named MVP for BCU after rushing for 77 yards on 13 carries and catching three passes for 41 yards. A point to note was the stands were not as full as they usually are with attendance reported as being 32,317, the lowest since 1993. An obvious reason for the low numbers were attributed to the absence of the of the highly anticipated FAMU band which is still serving suspension following the death of drum major Robert Champion at the same venue last year. Prior to kick-off, players and attendees took part in a moment of silence to remember the fallen student. NFL Announces WR Justin Blackmon As One Of The Nominees For Pepsi Max NFL Rookie of the WeekNOVEMBER, 2012 THESTAR PAGE COLLEGE SPORTS NEWS BETHUNE-COOKMAN TAKESFAMU 21-16 AT CITRUSBOWL Former WNBA Star and Olympian Surrenders To Altanta Cops After Attacking Ex-Teammate/Lover By ARTHIA NIXON Florida/Georgia Star ATLANTA: Former Olympic gold medalist and WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw (right) surrendered to Atlanta cops shortly after being accused of shooting into a Range Rover after smashing out some windows with a baseball bat on Tuesday. Holdsclaw, 34 had attempted to attack Tulsa Shock player Jennifer Lacy, 29. Holdsclaw and Lacy both played on the Atlanta Dream team in 2009. The two were involved in a relationship. Holdsclaw was arrested and held on $100,000 bond. Her charges include two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal damage to property and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony The gun used was a 9mm. According to reports, Lacy was working out in a church gym when approached Holdsclaw. Holdsclaw allegedly followed Lacy in another vehicle and when she drove to a friends house and pulled over, thats when the attack occurred. Both women were uninjured in the incident. Wide receiver Justin Blackmon of the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard of the New England Patriots, quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts and running back Doug Martin of the Washington Redskins are the finalists for Pepsi Max NFL Rookie Of The Week honors for games played on November 15-19, the NFL announced. After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on NFL.com/rookies throughout the month of January. The Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie of the Year will be announced at the second annual NFL Honors awards show in New Orleans on Saturday, February 2, the night before Super Bowl XLVII. This is Pepsis eleventh year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the eleventh year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year awards. A closer look at the finalists: Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon caught seven passes for 236 yards and one touchdown in the Jaguars 43-37 overtime loss to the Houston Texans. New England Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard recorded four tackles as well as intercepting one pass and returning it 87 yards for a score in the Patriots 59-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 14 of 15 passes and four touchdowns, finishing his day with a 158.3 passer rating. Griffin III also picked up 84 yards on the ground as the Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-6. Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton caught six passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts 59-24 loss to the New England Patriots. Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin gained 138 yards on 24 carries in the Buccaneers 27-21 overtime win against the Carolina Panthers. Over 500 Beauties Unleash Their Inner Beast To Land ASpot On Atlanta Lingerie Football Team By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star ATLANTA : Are you ready for some football? We hit the field recently to see who made the cut when the Lingerie Football Leagues Atlanta Steam sought beauties with brawn for their team. The recruiters were hot to trot, scouting women to help them score the points on the field. East coast eye candy, Ericka Smith of the Seattle Mist was quick to let us know that it takes more than good looks to be considered a team member. There actually is a whole lot of athleticism attached to it. They need to know the overall basics in football, she advised. Just come in shape, aggressive We really want girls who are giving it one hundred per cent and giving it their all. Just dont let up. We do look cute but it is full tackle football, says Ericka who plays in a bra and boyshort uniform. We have the shoulder pads, elbow and knee pads. We do hit girls and we dont take none of that powder puff. I usually tell people come to a game to see what were about and usually theyll start with how beautiful we look but they leave talking about the level of football we play. Ericka Smith (pictured in unifom inset) speaks to The Stars Arthia Nixon at the Atlanta Steam womens lingerie league football tryouts in Union City.

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PAGE 10 THESTAR NOVEMBER 24, 2012 ~ OPINION ~ OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING DAN EVANS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM CARIBBEAN NEWS/SPECIAL LAYOUT ARTHIA NIXONInvestigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell, III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame The Other Side of Jacksonville PUBLIC NOTICES What you did not know about Duval County VotingNever forget the long lines to vote in 2012. Never forget the 27,000 votes not counted in the 2000 Presidential election in Duval County. Never forget most of all that power will not concede, it must be taken. The picture below from Univision, ABC News affiliate, really shows that power can be taken by voting, if you just stay in line. What you did not know is that Duval County had its long lines and issues that begin in the Supervisor of Elections office long before we arrived at the polls to vote. The lines you see here are in South Florida, but did you see the long lines at Edward Waters College Schell Sweet Community Center? It was a newly formed Super Site. What you did not know about is that Duval County claims it was about budget changes that caused these problems. It was not about a budget change,it was about the Republican Party mean spirited legislative body.Theymade every effortt could to suppress voter participation in Duval County and the State of Florida. Our own Supervisor of Elections was told we would have problems. The Federal Courts in Duval County was told we would have problems and one said we would not have problems and the courts said, lets wait and see. The same federal court in 2004 agreed that we needed early voting sites and the then newly elected Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland agreed that our 14 day system was the right way to go. What you do not know about Duval Count voting is that the first hanging chad issues occurred in 1876 and Florida has had issues with voting every since the end of Reconstruction. Our current Supervisor of Elections appears very accommodating, but he changed all of the voting precinct numbers. He stated the City Council members approved of all of his changes (specifically) in the African American communities that included removing precincts out of churches. The Supervisor of Elections moved precincts into private gated communities, 91 precincts in white churches, and elimination of numerous precincts in the black community. Here is the problem; if it is not intentional, it looks suspicious. You think it went smooth on elections day? I suggest you ask those who stood in long lines, machine malfunctions, an excessively long ballot and a change in voter laws. If it is not intentional, it looks intentional that voter suppression and oppression was legislated into law and our Supervisor of Elections office played its role in the process. Say what you may, if it looks like a duck, and it quack like a duck, it is a duck. If it look like voter suppression tactics were taking place and the lines looked like it supported the suppression, then it is voter suppression. Florida as a whole and Duval County should be ashamed of the way this took place. It is time for a constitution amendment for voter uniformity, protections, and rights in the State of Florida. The Federal voting rights acts does not seem to be sufficient for Florida as Florida continue to legislate New Jim Crow laws to keep people from exercising their rights to vote in the State of Florida. We salute those who stood in the long lines to exercise their right to vote and defied evil to secure good. What they intended for evil, God meant for good. Now, get ready for 2014 and let your voices be heard. This is what you did not know about voting in Duval County. The Jacksonville Housing AuthorityOffice (904)-630-3810 (Follow the prompts) or (904)-630-3820 Website www.jaxha.org Section 8 Waiting List to OPEN on the dates listed below: January 12, 2013 (8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) FOR THE DISABLED and/or ELDERLY (62 years of age or older) ONLY. Location: 1300 N. Broad Street. Jacksonville, Fl 32202 January 17, 2013(8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) for the GENERAL PUBLIC. Location: Metropolitan Park -1410 Gator Bowl Blvd. Downtown Please submit one pre-application per household. Families who submit more than one-pre-application will be disqualified. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING ON January 17, 2013. You must apply in person in order to submit a pre-application for the S8 lottery. All pre-applications will go through a lottery process and will be randomly selected by the computer. You may not mail or fax the pre-application. You must be at least 18 years of age or an emancipated minor to submit a pre-application. Court documents will be required for an emancipated minor. You must also have a current photo identification to complete a pre-application. A Lottery System will be used to determine your placement on the Waiting List. Everyone has an equal chance of being selected. Arriving first does not increase your chance of being selected. There is NO NEED to line up early. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 16-2012-CP-002173-XXXX-MA IN RE:The Estate of CHARLIE MCCANTS WISE, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of CHARLIE MCCANTS WISE, SR., deceased August 6, 2012, is pending as Case No. 16-2012-CP-002173-XXXX-MA in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court in and for Duval County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Duval County Courthouse, 501 West Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. The date of first publication of notice to creditors was November 24, 2012. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW as set forth in Section 733.702, Florida Statutes, which is on or before the later of the date that is 3 months after the time of the first publication of the notice to creditors or, as to any creditor required to be served with a copy of the notice to creditors, 30 days after the date of service on the credit. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. ADAM S. TOWERS, ESQ. JANN W. MCINNES, Florida Bar No.: 36654Personal Rep. BOGIN, MUNNS & MUNNS, P.A. 3936 SW 3rd Avenue 817 NW 56th Terrace, Suite AGainesville, FL 32607 Gainesville, FL 32605Phone: (904) 704-2918 Phone: (352) 332-7688 Fax: (352) 332-7692 E-Mail: atowers@boginmunns.com Attorney for Personal Representative THE TOWERS OF JACKSONVILLE, INC. WAITING LIST CLOSING NOTICE of Closing of Waiting Lists Effective November 1, 2012. In preparation for a major renovation of our facility that will require approximately 18 months to complete. The Towers of Jacksonville will close both our subsidized and non-subsidized waiting lists effective November 1, 2012. The Towers of Jacksonville will NOT accept any NEW applications for the waiting lists on or after that date. If your name is already on a waiting list, you do not need to take any action. The Towers of Jacksonville will maintain your name and the date and time you applied. However, you are still required to update your personal information by submitting changes in writing. The waiting list will reopen in the future and a public notice will be issued at that time. The Florida Star was asked by some Jacksonville citizens to allow some views to be presented weekly. We have agreed to do so with the understanding that the articles written would not promote violence or hate. 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