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

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

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

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University of Florida
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aleph - 000581378
oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
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UF00028362:01132

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Material Information

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

Subjects

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

Notes

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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000581378
oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
System ID:
UF00028362:01132

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Preceded by:
Florida star and news


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OQTG"DCF 52"[gctu"qh"Iwp"TkijvuYjgtg"ku"vjku"vtgpf"vcmkpi"wuA VJG"IQQFWelcome Back President Obama Okcok"Jgcv"Ykpu"""" Jctqnf"‰Jcn“"LcemuqpThe two teens above both died in Florida, as their killers claimed they were afraid for their lives, even though neither of the youth had firearms. Trayvons death sparked protest world-wide, especially since the killer was able to return home by the officer after he killed him. He claims he was afraid. He had talked with an officer advising the officer that Trayvon was in the neighborhood. He did not recognize him and claimed he felt he was there to cause trouble. The officer told him to leave the kid alone. He was on his way. He shot and killed him instead. Jordan Davis was killed because the killer said he was playing his music too loud and he thought he saw a rifle.VJG"UCF Tgogodgt""""""""""""""""""" 4234Ugg"Ejwtej" Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp Nqecn Urqtvu Pq"Pgy"Uqpiu"htqo" Yjkvpg{"Jqwuvqp Whitney Houston, was 48 when she passed on February 11, 2012. 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They have been married 86 years (87 in May) and hold the Guinness World Record for marriage.Hktuv"Dncem"Octkpgu"Igv" Eqpitguukqpcn"Iqnf"Ogfcn"Shown is a Montford Point marine who served in World War II when Blacks were not allowed to integrate but, they served their country with honor, and is now being honored.Tgx0"Fqpvcxkgu"Dqcvytkijv VJG"DCF Vtc{xqp"Octvkp"cpf Lqtfcp"Fcxku."Dqvj Wpctogf"Vggpu"kp Hnqtkfc."Dqvj"Mknngtu Encko"‰Uvcpf"[qwt Itqwpf"Ncy“""Ocfg vjgo"Mknn Vtc{xqp"Octvkp Lqtfcp"FcxkuDcumgvdcnn"Urqtvu OQTG"IQQF Etckinkuv"Mknngt Tina Pool, 21, mother of two, murdered. David Sparre, 20, killerThis Jacksonville mother met David Sparre through Craiglist. He was from Georgia and said he stabbed her 90 times because it gave him the rush.Ž Rcuvqt"Urtgcfgf"JKX Vjtqwij"Ogodgtujkr Pastor Craig Lemar Davis, knew he was HIV positive when he had sex with several women in his church. One had not had sex for years before him.Gfwecvqt"Rcuugu James Edward Pough, 42, opened fire at a General Motors Acceptance Corporation office in Jacksonville before committing suicide. Prior to that, he killed a pimp and prostitute and injured two others. Pough injured and killed 14. But Pough is unusual. Since 1982, there have been at least 62 mass murders carried out with firearms across the United States, with the killings unfolding in 30 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii, according to reporters with Mother Jones. Do Armed Civilians Stop Mass Shooters? Actually, No. Mrs. Jones has a two-month investigation: More Guns, More Mass Shootings„Coincidence? What Happened in the Newtown School Shooting Mass Shootings: Maybe What We Need Is a Better Mental-Health Policy No More Newtowns: What Will It Take? Of the 142 guns possessed by the killers, more than three quarters were obtained legally. The arsenal included dozens of assault weapons and semiautomatic handguns. Just as Jeffrey Weise used a .40-caliber Glock to slaughter students in Red Lake, Minnesota, in 2005, so too did James Holmes, along with an AR15 assault rifle, when blasting away at his victims in a darkened movie theater. In Newtown, Connecticut, Adam Lanza wielded two handguns and a .223 Bushmaster semiautomatic assault rifle as he massacred 20 school children and six adults. The killers: Half of the cases involved school or workplace shootings (12 and 19, respectively); the other 31 cases took place in locations including shopping malls, restaurants, government buildings, and military bases. Forty four of the killers were white males. Only one of them was a woman. (See Goleta, Calif., in 2006.) The average age of the killers was 35, though the youngest among them was a mere 11 years old.A majority were mentally ill„and many displayed signs of it before setting out 52"/"Ugg"rcig"5 As the first Black mayor of Jacksonville, Mr. Alvin Brown has had to prove himself. He has done a good job. Don Cornelius, the founder and creator of Soul Train, born in 1936, died in 2012. He did wonders for black music. Willye F. Dennis, a longtime leader of the Jacksonville NAACP and a former state legislator.She was 85 Rev. George Harvey, Jr. died at the age of 59 on May 20. He served the local area for more than three decades. Chuck Brown passed away at the age of 75 about a week after it was reported he was sick with pneumonia. Hal Jackson was a staple for Black radio. He went to the station on Sunday, at 96 years old, and died on Wednesday. Service will be held 1:00pm Saturda y at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church. LUCILLE DAVIS COUNTS SNEED, 100, retired Educator from Dade County Public Schools died December 18, 2012 Dr. Boatwright, who won Season 2 of Sunday Best died on November 8, 2012 at 33.

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Kv‘u"Nkvvng"OggejkgDECEMBER 29, 2012THE STARPAGE 3 Lil Meechie surprised his grandmother one morning and took her a cup of coffee in bed. He had made it all by himself and was so proud. He waited eagerly to hear her verdict on the quality of the coffee. Grandma had truly never in her life had such a bad cup of coffee. The first few sips just about did her in, but she praised her then 4year old grandson, told him it was wonderful, and drank it all anyway. As she forced down the last sip, she noticed three little green army guys in the bottom of the cup. She asked, "Little Meechie, why in the world would three of your little army guys be in the bottom of my cup?" Lil Meechie replied with that smile that only Lil Meechie can give and said, "You know, grandma, its just like they say on TV: 'The best part of waking up... is soldiers in your cup! C C u t s B y S a n d y S p e c i a l s $ 2 5 0 0 M o n d a y s & T u e s d a y s S h a m p o o / S e t R o l l e r S e t F l a t I r o n $ 6 0 0 0 R e l a x e r w i t h a F R E E c u t Call to make an Appt at 904.673.0837 52"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"rcig"3 Hqt"Kphq"cpf"vkemgvu."Ecnn<"";26/788/;:75 RTGFKEVKQPU"HQT"42341. Gas prices will increase. 2. Weather will still surprise us with floods, heat, snow, etc. 3. President Obama has a fighting chance to stay in the White House but we must vote. 4. U. S. jobs will return because they will no longer find China as the best place to hire. 5. The prices for houses will go down at least another five percent and mortgage rates will bottom out. 6. Women will begin to wear more feminine dresses as the military men are returning. 7. The Bush tax cuts for the wealthy will end effective December, 2012. 8. The electric car wil be really out there and ready. 9. Social media networking will continue to expand. It may be hard to believe but, all of the above predictions did come true except number 7 and at the time of this writing, it is still possible. All daily conversations are not focused on it. We do know that what is best for this country under President Obama, will materialize. The first 2013 issue of the Florida and Georgia Star will provide the 2013 predictions. to kill. Many feel that guns, mental illness, and violent media is why we are seeing this over the past 30 years. However, an article published by Huffington Post says any rational approach to this problem would indicate that these three factors are important. Surely, guns played some role in this. Although guns, by themselves, are not the cause of the rampage, they can help explain its horrific scale, its terrible scope. Consider two of our closest allies. In 1996, in Dunblane, Scotland, a single gunman killed 16 children and one adult in an affluent suburb before taking his own life. That same year, a gunman killed 35 people and wounded 23 more in a Tazmanian resort town; it was Australia's worst mass shooting ever. Both countries immediately passed tough gun controls, making it effectively illegal to own a handgun in the U.K. And there hasn't been another school shooting since in Britain; in Australia, homicides by firearms have declined by about 60% over the past 15 years. Of all the mass murders, only one was female. She was former postal worker Jennifer San Mardo, 44. She shot a former neighbor then drove to the mail processing plant where she had worked. Inside, she opened fire, killing six employees before committing suicide. The total injured and killed was 8. The writer where this information came from said, our violent media culture, of apocalyptic action movies and glorified graphic violence, and first person shooter video games has to have some cognitive impact. Even though the overwhelming majority of game players and media consumers will never commit a violent act in our lives, most research indicates that media images have some effect on our behavior. (Had they no effect, the entire advertising industry would collapse!) But these three factors are simply not enough. We need to broaden the conversation. Other elements must be considered. There are at least two more elements of this equation of what can only be described as "suicide by mass murder" that have to be weighed judiciously alongside guns, mental illness and violence in media. These often unspoken elements are gender and race. The biggest surprise in the deluge of punditry about Sandy Hook is the sudden visibility of gender. The utter male-ness of these mass murders is no longer being ignored (61 of the 62 perpetrators of mass murders in the United States in the last 30 years have been men). We are finally questioning how using violence to retaliate against nearly any perceived slight is accepted, and even encouraged, for men in our society. Righteous retaliation is a deeply held, almost sacred, tenant of masculinity: if you are aggrieved, you are entitled to retribution. American men don't just get mad, we get even. Both of us have been writing and researching this lethal equation of masculinity and righteous resort to violence for years, so we weren't surprised that it plays a role in these events. But we were surprised to see a gender analysis becoming one of the central framing themes in the media coverage. It is long overdue.

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PAGE 4THE STARDECEMBER 29, 2012 L LIFE IFES STYLE TYLE A4 C M Y K Socially Speaking Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Sr. Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ PAGE A-4THE STARAUGUST 6, 2011(Unless otherwise specified) A Dream FulfilledAs a Journalism student at New Stanton Senior High School, Betty Jean Asque dreamed of being a newspaper woman. As a black child in the south there were few opportunities for a full time career and she was not encouraged to pursue this dream. After all, girls were encouraged to be a teacher, nurse and maybe social work. Betty chose teaching, then social work. It took forty-six years for the opportunity to come her way. And when it did, she jumped at the chance. Betty has decided to take life a little easier and will no longer write the Socially Speaking column. However, she has agreed to do special features from time to time as she wants to continue her dream as a newspaper woman for infinity. She states: I am filled with gratitude to Florida Star Owner and Editor, Clara McLaughlin for giving me the awesome opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream. I am especially grateful to all of the readers who supported the column with their events. I will continue to See You in the PaperŽ from time to time. Betty Asque Davis A fifth generation First Coast native, Betty Asque Davis graduated from Duval Countys New Stanton Senior High School and continued her undergraduate studies at North Carolinas A. & T. University, receiving the Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida A. & M. University in Tallahassee. And while Betty began her professional career as an educator, she quickly realized that a career in social services offered her the best opportunity to impact not only the lives of children, but also of their families. For nearly thirty (30) years, she administered to the health and human service needs of Northeast Florida families, first as a front line social worker, then, ultimately as a lead social services administrator for the five-county area of Floridas First Coast. Her social services career was the springboard for Betty to become a community advocate, at the table giving voice to the concerns of the powerless in our community. Betty was among the earlier African-American Board members of the Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI), our regions community planning council for health and human service issues. During her tenure and active participation on the board, JCCI undertook studies focused on such issues as: the need for adult day care (the study led to a coalition of adult-serving agencies and set the stage for quality standards); the teen pregnancy crisis; the need to invest in positive youth development programming (this study was the backdrop for the development of The Bridge); the Young Black Male and other seminal work. In her board service with Community Connections (formerly the YWCA), American Red Cross, Volunteer Jacksonville and as board president of Theatreworks, Betty was never a wall flower. These leading nonprofit organizations with well-defined expectations for board members all appreciated and valued Bettys service. As a member of the Mayors Commission on the Status of Women, she co-chaired the most largely attended Womens History Month Conference. She is the immediate past president of Jacksonville Womens Network, the Jacksonville communitys premier association of women leaders from both the public and private sectors. Upon her retirement, Betty was encouraged by Volunteer Jacksonville (now HandsOn Jacksonville), the communitys volunteer center, to revive its Blueprint for Leadership program (a board leadership development program). This nationally recognized program was founded by United Way of Northeast Florida and the DuPont Fund. Betty not only revamped the program but was a catalyst in creating a financial sustainability plan for the program supported by local corporations and businesses. Websters dictionary defines stewardship as the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to someones careŽ. On so many levels, Betty has been a faithful steward to the organizations she serves and to the community she deeply loves. Initiated into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated during college, she became actively involved with the local graduate chapter upon her return home. She joined fellow members and friends in various community endeavors. In the late 1960s at the height of desegregation across the South, Betty, along with a small group of Jacksonville women established the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated to enhance the cultural enrichment of children of African American families. A Charter Member, she went on to become the chapters financial secretary, vice president, and president„helping establish many of the customs and practices the local chapter continues to utilize to this day. As member of the Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Incorporated, she has served as vice president, publicity chair and co-chair of the chapters annual Western Gala fundraising event. Betty was a co-organizer of the Jacksonville MOLES and has served as chapter president, chaplain, and bylaws committee chair. Presently she serves on the national level as the National Financial Secretary of The MOLES. Betty has been recognized as an Outstanding Catholic Woman by the Catholic Womens Club and received the Trailblazer Award from Clear Channel Communications. Its customary to think of stewardship in relation to finances, but Betty also wears the mantle of community steward as she faithfully presents her news column Socially SpeakingŽ in the Florida Star, to First Coast Citizens. At a time, when media portrayal of blacks in mainstream news outlets is so often negative and detracting, Betty attends and reports on numerous cultural and social events of positive significance to the African-American community. Her column is widely read and respected. As a Realtor at Watson Realty Corp., Betty Asque Davis has been a member of the President's Circle and a Top Sales Leader of the month in the Jacksonville Region. She has earned both the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations. Married to her high school sweetheart James Carl Davis, Sr. since 1958, they have three adult children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. They are both active members of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church participating in both the Lector and Music Ministries. Betty is a well-rounded, spiritually grounded, go-getter, who sees challenges as opportunities. She has made a lifetime commitment to leaving every office or project better than she found it. Bettys love of singing, baking and reading along with her motto: "To thine own self be true" can be attributed greatly to her Girl Scout experience which began at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church at age nine (9) under the leadership of Mrs. Eugenia Brown and Mrs. Ruth Graham Ray. Mrs. Brown taught and accompanied Betty when she sang Mother Macree at a Girl Scout event. An experience she recalls with warmth and gratitude. Betty continued her Girl Scouting at St. Stephen A.M.E. Church under the leadership of the late Mrs. Jesse Elizabeth Meuse. Betty recalls that her Girl Scout experience as an emotional life saver for her as her mother was quite ill when she began her Girl Scout experience. It was those weekly meetings and camp experiences that enabled her to remain positively focused then and throughout her life. Girl Scouting has been in Bettys family for three generationsfrom her daughter at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church under the leadership of the late Mrs. Willa Cullins, her twin granddaughters at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, as well as, granddaughters in Nebraska and Massachusetts (six (6) granddaughters altogether). Columnist Betty Asque Davis with Motivational Speaker Les Brown Betty Asque Davis and NPR's Nina Totenberg Jacksonville Links members Mesdames Marietta LeBlanc Jones and Betty Asque Davis with Former Sheriff and EWC President Nathaniel Glover. FAMU Classmates State Senator Arthenia Joyner and Betty Asque Davis Jacksonville MOLES Co-Founders Betty Asque Davis and Lydia Dwight Wooden with Charter Members Patricia Hill Mitchell, J. Pamela Grant-Adams and Michelle Davis Singleton. Jacksonville Links VP Betty Asque Davis, Southern Area Director, the Links, Incorporated Mary Currie, National President Links, Incorporated Margot James Copeland, and Jacksonville Links President Betty Cody at Tallahassee Links 60th Anniversary. Women of Distinction Honoree Betty Asque Davis with her Girl Scout Leaders Mrs. Ruth Ray and Mrs. Eugenia Brown and her Mother Mrs. Inez Christopher Asque. Community Leader and Former School Board Chair Wendell Holmes and Betty Asque Davis and Mayo Clinic Event. The Codys and Davises. Mrs. Cody is the new president of The Jacksonville Links with Mrs. Davis being the new vice president. Photo by Greg Miller. Betty Asque Davis with Savannah MOLES at their Annual Holiday Luncheon. Betty Asque Davis with Friends at Volunteer Jacksonville's Celebration. Betty Asque and J. Carl Davis, Sr. at 2011 Players Golf Tournament Party Holiday Special In loving memory of Betty Asque Davis H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks

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PAGE 6 THE STAR DECEMBER 29, 2012 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. Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Frederick Battle Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 10/23/12 Name: Marlon Dalvin Crawford Age: 15 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 12/13/12 Name: Gina Lurilia Dowdell Age:17 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 12/07/12 Name: AllenLamar Stafford Age: 13 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 11/27/12MOSTWANTED Name: Marie Belot Offense: Failed to Return Rented Vehicle, Rented Vehicle with Intent to Defraud Name: Shavon N. Barker Offense: Uttering Forged Bills Name: Rashad Blankchard Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle On the Road! More cars will be driving on the roads as the year is coming to an end. Increased traffic often means longer lines at intersections, highway entrances, and stoplights. Occasionally, drivers tempers flare while they are behind the wheel. To avoid being a victim of unpredictable results on the road, please consider the following tips: Obey posted speed limits and traffic laws. Slower traffic keep to right. If you see an individual driving recklessly and have a cell phone, call 911 with the location, a description of the car, the license plate number, and direction of travel. Be cautious of other drivers and drive defensively. Dont make eye contact with an irate driver. Dont confront an upset motorist. If you are cut off, dont make any hand gestures to the other motorist. If you are being chased by another motorist who appears to be in a rage, do not weave in and out of traffic. You could cause harm to yourself, passengers, and other motorists. If you are being chased, drive with the flow of traffic. If you have a cell phone, call 911. Go to a place where you feel safe. If you have to pull over, try to go to a well-lit If your car breaks down: Take action to avoid breakdowns. If you hear or sense that something is wrong with the vehicle, have it checked before you take to the road. Pull the vehicle off the roadway as far as possible. If you are having vehicle trouble, and there is a safe place to pull off, get out of moving traffic. If you require assistance, turn on your hazard lights, call for roadside assistance or 911. The internationally recognized sign of distress is raising your vehicle hood. If it is necessary to leave your vehicle, exit on the side away from moving traffic. It is much safer to stay as far away from moving traffic as possible. Be careful with lit flares. They can ignite anything flammable, including dry grass or weeds beside the road. Keep moving if you can. A roadway without a shoulder is the most hazardous place to break down. Do not stop because of a flat tire, it is usually best to keep driving until you find a safe area in which to pull over. Your tire rim is less important than your life. Protect yourself. If your vehicle is safely pulled out of moving traffic get out of your vehicle and stand behind the guardrail until assistance arrives. Do not try to fix your car. It is dangerous to work on your car in or near fast moving traffic, leave it to the professionals. Never try to cross a high speed roadway on foot. If your car stalls in a lane on the highway, turn on your hazard lights, stay belted in the car, and wait for professional help. Rely on good common sense. There are many different circumstances that may require different reactions so survey the area and use good judgment Your Safety Man Surrenders Six Hour Standoff After Being Convinced by Family and Facebook Messages Two men, Taveuan Williams, 19, and Michael Annan, 23, entered a RadioShack store with faces covered in red bandanas. Police responded to the robbery immediately and one of the men tried to leave, but ended up running back in the store as he fired a shot towards police. The two men held an employee hostage and barricaded him inside. A standoff began at around 9:48 a.m. between the robbers and police, which went on for six hours. Nearby residents were evacuated and businesses and four schools were locked down. One of the robbers were said to have exchanged fire with police at one point.Family and friends came to the scene crying, talking on cellphones, and praying. An uncle of Williams said that Williams told him, Were not coming out. Were going to be in jail for life, Uncle. We shot at cops. As the standoff continued, Williams was active on his facebook on his cell phone. A photo was uploaded of Williams and Annan in the store, which was uploaded on the Facebook page. Williams commented as he was still in the store, Swear to God ima die ... last pic. Williams began to write his thoughts out on the social networking site, trying to make decisions. Someone left a comment, Come on man! Yo daughter needs you. Think about her! At around 4 p.m., Williams and Annan surrendered. Williams later expressed the emotions and the fear he felt. He also emphasized on wanting to see his daughter in the future. Both men are being charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. Crimes of 2012 There have been all types of crimes this year, but here are some interesting stories of 2012 from the Florida Star. Also, please remember to be cautious and alert at all times. You never know if youll be a victim.Burglar Breaks into Home, Cooks, and Does Laundry Ashley Murray had come home one night to find the lights in her apartment on. She thought her brother was home, but she was faced with Keith Davis, 46, instead. She told him that police would come, but she then realized Davis had cooked some chicken and onions in a pan, folded her clothes up, and vacuumed the floors. The police also noted that he seemed to be a good chef. When asked what he was doing in the home, Davis kept stating that he was in his own home. Davis had not stolen anything, but only the food. Davis was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, a Class D felony. A $5,000 bond was requested by Prosecutors, but the judge ended up lowering it to $1,000. Murray and the police believe Davis may have been on drugs. Man Kills Woman Who Tries to Help Him in Car Accident After church services were ending, a car had crashed outside of the church. The man in the car was Kiarron Parker, 29, and had sped into the parking lot, crashing into a car. 67-year-old Josephine Echols rushed out to help Parker to make sure that he was okay, but Parker returned the favor by shooting at her. Police say he also tried to shoot other people. He was shot down by an off-duty officer, who was also Echols nephew. Parker was killed at the scene. Police say before Parker got into the car that crashed, he had become agitated with a friend, which might have caused him to act so violently. Echols was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Parker had been arrested in the past, involving the use of drugs, where he stripped naked and broke into homes. Mom Turns Son in for Robbery A picture of robbery that took place at a bank was posted on the FBIs Bandit Tracker website. The picture of the robber was posted on the site in June 14 of last year, but recently a family member of the robber came across the picture on the site and notified the mother. The wanted man was 19-year-old Anthony Blue and his mother called the FBI to tell them that it was her son who they were looking for. Blue was arrested and he said that he was not upset with his mother and applauded her for doing the right thing. His mother also did not regret her decision. Blue was said to have been involved in three robberies last year and getting away with approximately $9,000. He faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count. Man Stole Friends Identity for 30 Years and Also Served TimeUnder Friends Name Police say Gregory Harville, 58, stole the identification of his friend for over 30 years, which the victim only recently found out about. Harville used his identity to get money, a job, driving license, credit cards, welfare assistance, and dental and health insurance. He even got traffic tickets and served some time in jail under the identity of his friend. The matter finally came to the attention of police when the victim said he was told that he had been denied health benefits when he already had insurance. The victim also lived in Detroit, Michigan, but police say he had a huge criminal record in California, where he has never been. Harville was arrested and he faces charges including identity theft, forgery, and perjury. Daycare Workers Run Toddler Fight Club Three women who worked at a daycare center were arrested after police came across a disturbing video of toddlers being encouraged to fight each other. The video was recorded from a cell phone and showed two 3year-olds fighting. It also showed one of the children running to one of the adults for protection, but instead was pushed back into the fight. At one point one of the children cries and yells, Hes pinching me, and the daycare worker responds by saying, No pinching, only punching. The two children were forced to fight as other children watched. The video came to an officers attention as he was investigating an unrelated case online and the video is not being shown to the public. Police arrested Tiana Harris, 19, Lisa Parker, 47, and Estefania Myers, 21. They were all charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangering, and conspiracy for the incident. They are being held on $10,000 bond. The children did not sustain any serious injuries, but the fights still looked painful to them. The police department arranged a meeting with parents of children of the daycare and helped them to find other daycare centers. The daycare has had its license suspended pending a hearing. Tiana Harris Taveuan Williams Lisa Parker Estafania Myers

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LOCAL DECEMBER 29, 2012 THE STAR PAGE 7 Jacksonville Hnqtkfc 2012 Year in Review 2012 was a big year for Florida but we decided to stick closer to home with our reflection of some of the major events directly dealing with North Florida. Thanks to the Florida/Georgia Star photographers Frank M. Powell III and Angela Favors-Morrell that covered many of the regions top photos. Here are our choices for the top stories of 2012. The Matthew W. Gilbert High School Alumni held its 14th Annual Reunion Gala. Over 650 former students from the Classes of 1952-1970 and their guests attended the event, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel. The 1962 class was the honored guests. In celebration of aviatrix, Bessie Coleman, the Bessie Coleman Aerospace Legacy (BCAL) celebrated her birth, as well as commemorated her untimely death on Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. The public enjoyed two days jam-packed with events honoring an important woman in American history! PURE Nightclub celebrated Black History month with the King of R&B, Singer-Songwriter and record producer, R. Kelly. The crowd was first warmed up by DJ P.L.O., DJ Skillz and Ivory Orr, the club promoter, that kept the crowd sweating until his official DJ, DJ Phantom stepped in the DJ booth and announced his longtime friend, but not before teasing the crowd with some of R. Kellys greatest hits. He sang many of his hits such as Bump-n-Grind, Im a Flirt, You Remind me of Something and many others. UNF celebrated V-Day by sponsoring a benefit performance of The Vagina MonologuesŽ and other events to raise awareness and education to end violence against women. It wss a collaboration of faculty, staff, community and students along with the UNF Womens Center. of Something and many others. The Savannah Southern Womens Show had its largest turnout this year with over 20,000 in attendance. These ladies perform in Jacksonville and Savannah. Jacksonville press was treated to a momentous occasion one day after Juneteenth when The Most Rev. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa introduced the Winds of Change Economic Empowerment Initiative. To the 1962 honored class Paytie Cross, Dorthy Roberts, Delores Way, Mary Hunter, Lillie Golden, Linda Barfield, Doris Stewart, Frances Simmons, Elane Jackson, Yvonne Mitchell, Linda Griffin, Thomasina Caldwell, Barbara Breker, Linda Moore, Zelma Chisholm, Jeanne Johnson, Delores Davis, Deborah Norman, Mary Merideth, Julie Walthour, Tommie Jenkins, Margrette Holmes, Sylvia Floyd Israel Stallings, Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Robert Stallings Dguukg"Eqngocp Fgfkecvkqp"qh"Dtcuu"Tgnkgh"Rncswg"cv Rczqp"Uejqqn"hqt"Cfxcpegf"Uvwfkgu R. Kelly Dangerous Curves

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2012 YEARINREVIEWDECEMBER 29, 2012 THESTAR PAGE9 Tiger Woods won his seventh Arnold Palmer, Serena Williams racked up titles but topping the sports world this year, was of course the Olympics which were held in London, England. Team USA was led by First Lady Michelle Obama who took time to sit in on many of the events to boost team spirit. She was spotted in the stands with sitting with Venus Williams as Serena took on and won her gold along with former gymnast Dominique Dawes, who is a big part of the national fitness campaign. And when the Dream Team won yet another basketball gold, the NBAs gentle giants lined up to each get a hug from the First Lady. Georgia sent over 30 athletes to the games and many like Aries Merritt and DeeDee Trotter brought back gold. Wife of new Jacksonville Jaguar Aaron Ross stirred excitement locally as well. Many lauded the Jaguars who kept good on their word that if Sanya Richards-Ross qualified, that her husband would be allowed to travel to watch her. After a team practice, the Jaguars were the first in the US to watch Sanya sail to a gold medal. She returned to Jacksonville to share a few more medals when she greeted fans at Everbank and went on to be a diamond doll in the Diamond League a few weeks later. As with every Olympics, there would be an underdog to steal Americas hearts and this year, that honor belonged to 16 year-old gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. When the Florida Stars Facebook page shared a spoiler that she was the first black person of any nationality to win the All Around Title in addition to being a part of the gold medal winning team USA, we received an astonishing 4,000 likes and nearly 400 shares. Gabbys win came with controversy when of all things, her messy ponytail came under harsh criticism. Gabby however came out on top and glammed it up for her whirlwind post Olympic tour. Despite venturing into south Georgia to lure fans with their caravan, the Jaguars played a disappointing game of football when the 2012 football season opened. This year, there were quite a few stories on and off the field. For a brief moment, Mel Tucker made history by becoming the first black interim head coach of the team, leading them to a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A few days later, he informed media that he would be reassuming his role as defensive coordinator and would also be assistant head coach. Further north, the Atlanta Falcons certainly lived up to their slogan to rise upŽ. The Falcons shut out the Giants, and are now at the top of the league. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Sharks emerged as the AFL winners, the Jacksonville Sharks ensuring the city had bragging rights with them as 2012 South Division Champions. Terrance Smiths name came out on top as he secured his spot as player of the week on several occasions. Being named one of the top three players in the league was but one of the many accolades the record-breaking All Ironman selection. Local players also shined bright. Former Brunswick High player Darius Slay went on to win the SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Mel Tucker Gabby Douglas Jaguar Aaron Ross rewards his wife Sanya for winning gold First Lady Michelle Obama with Dominique Dawes Terrance Smith

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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame Community Activities Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. 2K13 New Years Eve Celebration, Monday, December 31, 2012, 7:30 PM at the Kingdom Generation Church, 1205 29th St., Orlando, FL 32805 MOSH Winter Camps, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904-396-MOSH for more information. Color in Motion 5k is the race of a lifetime. Start out sparkling clean and end covered in color. The Chocolate Nutcracker show takes place December 29, 2012 at the TimesUnion Center in Downtown Jacksonville. Old Town Art & Craft Show ~ New Year's Eve Weekend, Sat 12/29 Join us for the Old Town Art & Craft ShowNew Year's Eve weekendSaturdayDecember 29th. Zoo Lights, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 12/30, 6:30 9:30pm Celebrate the holiday season and create a new family tradition admiring the sparkling lights and brilliant hues at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens first annual ZOOLights event. Thousands of LED lights will transform the Zoo into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes. Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert 12/30/2012, all day, The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. American photojournalist Elizabeth Gilbert has lived and worked in Africa for twenty years, traveling from Kenya to Congo, throughout the Great Rift Valley, and reporting civil wars in Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan. Her photographs have been published worldwide in Time, The New York Times, Newsweek and other international media, and she is the author of two black and white photographic books chronicling vanishing African tradition. Her images portray a continent in transition, both politically and culturally. This mid-life retrospective is as diverse as Africa itself, depicting a traditional world seemingly suspended in time, as well as its modern urban parallel. Silver prints on exhibit range from life-size murals that pull the viewer into an intimate world of African ritual, to collections of pocket sized studio portraits made in remote villages and markets. All tell the story of a continents journey through change. Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Toast! To the New Year! Monday 12/31 Ring in the New Year with music by JSYMconducted by Stuart Chafetzand featuring the show-stopping song and dance duo Joan Hess and Ki New Year's Eve Black and White Masquerade Ball, Mon 12/31 An evening of glamour and style reminiscent of Truman Capote's infamous Black and White Ball of 1996. PURE New Years Eve Red Carpet Premier, Mon 12/31 Barstarz & Team Pure present: NEW Year's Eve Bash! 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One had not had sex for years before him.Gfwecvqt"Rcuugu James Edward Pough, 42, opened fire at a General Motors Acceptance Corporation office in Jacksonville before committing suicide. Prior to that, he killed a pimp and prostitute and injured two others. Pough injured and killed 14. But Pough is unusual. Since 1982, there have been at least 62 mass murders carried out with firearms across the United States, with the killings unfolding in 30 states from Massachusetts to Hawaii, according to reporters with Mother Jones. Do Armed Civilians Stop Mass Shooters? Actually, No. Mrs. Jones has a two-month investigation: More Guns, More Mass ShootingsCoincidence? What Happened in the Newtown School Shooting Mass Shootings: Maybe What We Need Is a Better Mental-Health Policy No More Newtowns: What Will It Take? Of the 142 guns possessed by the killers, more than three quarters were obtained legally. The arsenal included dozens of assault weapons and semiautomatic handguns. Just as Jeffrey Weise used a .40-caliber Glock to slaughter students in Red Lake, Minnesota, in 2005, so too did James Holmes, along with an AR15 assault rifle, when blasting away at his victims in a darkened movie theater. In Newtown, Connecticut, Adam Lanza wielded two handguns and a .223 Bushmaster semiautomatic assault rifle as he massacred 20 school children and six adults. The killers: Half of the cases involved school or workplace shootings (12 and 19, respectively); the other 31 cases took place in locations including shopping malls, restaurants, government buildings, and military bases. Forty four of the killers were white males. Only one of them was a woman. (See Goleta, Calif., in 2006.) The average age of the killers was 35, though the youngest among them was a mere 11 years old.A majority were mentally illand many displayed signs of it before setting out 52"/"Ugg"rcig"5 As the first Black mayor of Jacksonville, Mr. Alvin Brown has had to prove himself. He has done a good job. Don Cornelius, the founder and creator of Soul Train, born in 1936, died in 2012. He did wonders for black music. Willye F. Dennis, a longtime leader of the Jacksonville NAACP and a former state legislator.She was 85. Rev. George Harvey, Jr. died at the age of 59 on May 20. He served the local area for more than three decades. Chuck Brown passed away at the age of 75 about a week after it was reported he was sick with pneumonia. Hal Jackson was a staple for Black radio. He went to the station on Sunday, at 96 years old, and died on Wednesday. Service will be held 1:00pm Saturda y at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church. LUCILLE DAVIS COUNTS SNEED, 100, retired Educator from Dade County Public Schools died December 18, 2012 Dr. Boatwright, who won Season 2 of Sunday Best died on November 8, 2012 at 33.

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Kvu"Nkvvng"OggejkgDECEMBER 29, 2012 THE STAR PAGE 3 Lil Meechie surprised his grandmother one morning and took her a cup of coffee in bed. He had made it all by himself and was so proud. He waited eagerly to hear her verdict on the quality of the coffee. Grandma had truly never in her life had such a bad cup of coffee. The first few sips just about did her in, but she praised her then 4year old grandson, told him it was wonderful, and drank it all anyway. As she forced down the last sip, she noticed three little green army guys in the bottom of the cup. She asked, "Little Meechie, why in the world would three of your little army guys be in the bottom of my cup?" Lil Meechie replied with that smile that only Lil Meechie can give and said, "You know, grandma, its just like they say on TV: 'The best part of waking up... is soldiers in your cup! C C uts By Sandy Specials $25.00 Mondays & Tuesdays Shampoo/Set Roller Set Flat Iron $60.00 Relaxer with a FREE cut! Call to make an Appt at 904.673.0837 52"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"rcig"3 Hqt"Kphq"cpf"vkemgvu."Ecnn<"";26/788/;:75 RTGFKEVKQPU"HQT"42341. Gas prices will increase. 2. Weather will still surprise us with floods, heat, snow, etc. 3. President Obama has a fighting chance to stay in the White House but we must vote. 4. U. S. jobs will return because they will no longer find China as the best place to hire. 5. The prices for houses will go down at least another five percent and mortgage rates will bottom out. 6. Women will begin to wear more feminine dresses as the military men are returning. 7. The Bush tax cuts for the wealthy will end effective December, 2012. 8. The electric car wil be really out there and ready. 9. Social media networking will continue to expand. It may be hard to believe but, all of the above predictions did come true except number 7 and at the time of this writing, it is still possible. All daily conversations are not focused on it. We do know that what is best for this country under President Obama, will materialize. The first 2013 issue of the Florida and Georgia Star will provide the 2013 predictions. to kill. Many feel that guns, mental illness, and violent media is why we are seeing this over the past 30 years. However, an article published by Huffington Post says any rational approach to this problem would indicate that these three factors are important. Surely, guns played some role in this. Although guns, by themselves, are not the cause of the rampage, they can help explain its horrific scale, its terrible scope. Consider two of our closest allies. In 1996, in Dunblane, Scotland, a single gunman killed 16 children and one adult in an affluent suburb before taking his own life. That same year, a gunman killed 35 people and wounded 23 more in a Tazmanian resort town; it was Australia's worst mass shooting ever. Both countries immediately passed tough gun controls, making it effectively illegal to own a handgun in the U.K. And there hasn't been another school shooting since in Britain; in Australia, homicides by firearms have declined by about 60% over the past 15 years. Of all the mass murders, only one was female. She was former postal worker Jennifer San Mardo, 44. She shot a former neighbor then drove to the mail processing plant where she had worked. Inside, she opened fire, killing six employees before committing suicide. The total injured and killed was 8. The writer where this information came from said, our violent media culture, of apocalyptic action movies and glorified graphic violence, and first person shooter video games has to have some cognitive impact. Even though the overwhelming majority of game players and media consumers will never commit a violent act in our lives, most research indicates that media images have some effect on our behavior. (Had they no effect, the entire advertising industry would collapse!) But these three factors are simply not enough. We need to broaden the conversation. Other elements must be considered. There are at least two more elements of this equation of what can only be described as "suicide by mass murder" that have to be weighed judiciously alongside guns, mental illness and violence in media. These often unspoken elements are gender and race. The biggest surprise in the deluge of punditry about Sandy Hook is the sudden visibility of gender. The utter male-ness of these mass murders is no longer being ignored (61 of the 62 perpetrators of mass murders in the United States in the last 30 years have been men). We are finally questioning how using violence to retaliate against nearly any perceived slight is accepted, and even encouraged, for men in our society. Righteous retaliation is a deeply held, almost sacred, tenant of masculinity: if you are aggrieved, you are entitled to retribution. American men don't just get mad, we get even. Both of us have been writing and researching this lethal equation of masculinity and righteous resort to violence for years, so we weren't surprised that it plays a role in these events. But we were surprised to see a gender analysis becoming one of the central framing themes in the media coverage. It is long overdue.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR DECEMBER 29, 2012 L LIFE IFES STYLE TYLE A4 C M Y K Socially Speaking Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Sr. Theres Always Something Happening On The First Coast Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastPAGE A-4 THE STAR AUGUST 6, 2011(Unless otherwise specified) A Dream FulfilledAs a Journalism student at New Stanton Senior High School, Betty Jean Asque dreamed of being a newspaper woman. As a black child in the south there were few opportunities for a full time career and she was not encouraged to pursue this dream. After all, girls were encouraged to be a teacher, nurse and maybe social work. Betty chose teaching, then social work. It took forty-six years for the opportunity to come her way. And when it did, she jumped at the chance. Betty has decided to take life a little easier and will no longer write the Socially Speaking column. However, she has agreed to do special features from time to time as she wants to continue her dream as a newspaper woman for infinity. She states: I am filled with gratitude to Florida Star Owner and Editor, Clara McLaughlin for giving me the awesome opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream. I am especially grateful to all of the readers who supported the column with their events. I will continue to See You in the Paper from time to time.Betty Asque DavisA fifth generation First Coast native, Betty Asque Davis graduated from Duval Countys New Stanton Senior High School and continued her undergraduate studies at North Carolinas A. & T. University, receiving the Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida A. & M. University in Tallahassee. And while Betty began her professional career as an educator, she quickly realized that a career in social services offered her the best opportunity to impact not only the lives of children, but also of their families. For nearly thirty (30) years, she administered to the health and human service needs of Northeast Florida families, first as a front line social worker, then, ultimately as a lead social services administrator for the five-county area of Floridas First Coast. Her social services career was the springboard for Betty to become a community advocate, at the table giving voice to the concerns of the powerless in our community. Betty was among the earlier African-American Board members of the Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI), our regions community planning council for health and human service issues. During her tenure and active participation on the board, JCCI undertook studies focused on such issues as: the need for adult day care (the study led to a coalition of adult-serving agencies and set the stage for quality standards); the teen pregnancy crisis; the need to invest in positive youth development programming (this study was the backdrop for the development of The Bridge); the Young Black Male and other seminal work. In her board service with Community Connections (formerly the YWCA), American Red Cross, Volunteer Jacksonville and as board president of Theatreworks, Betty was never a wall flower. These leading nonprofit organizations with well-defined expectations for board members all appreciated and valued Bettys service. As a member of the Mayors Commission on the Status of Women, she co-chaired the most largely attended Womens History Month Conference. She is the immediate past president of Jacksonville Womens Network, the Jacksonville communitys premier association of women leaders from both the public and private sectors. Upon her retirement, Betty was encouraged by Volunteer Jacksonville (now HandsOn Jacksonville), the communitys volunteer center, to revive its Blueprint for Leadership program (a board leadership development program). This nationally recognized program was founded by United Way of Northeast Florida and the DuPont Fund. Betty not only revamped the program but was a catalyst in creating a financial sustainability plan for the program supported by local corporations and businesses. Websters dictionary defines stewardship as the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to someones care. On so many levels, Betty has been a faithful steward to the organizations she serves and to the community she deeply loves. Initiated into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated during college, she became actively involved with the local graduate chapter upon her return home. She joined fellow members and friends in various community endeavors. In the late 1960s at the height of desegregation across the South, Betty, along with a small group of Jacksonville women established the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated to enhance the cultural enrichment of children of African American families. A Charter Member, she went on to become the chapters financial secretary, vice president, and presidenthelping establish many of the customs and practices the local chapter continues to utilize to this day. As member of the Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Incorporated, she has served as vice president, publicity chair and co-chair of the chapters annual Western Gala fundraising event. Betty was a co-organizer of the Jacksonville MOLES and has served as chapter president, chaplain, and bylaws committee chair. Presently she serves on the national level as the National Financial Secretary of The MOLES. Betty has been recognized as an Outstanding Catholic Woman by the Catholic Womens Club and received the Trailblazer Award from Clear Channel Communications. Its customary to think of stewardship in relation to finances, but Betty also wears the mantle of community steward as she faithfully presents her news column Socially Speaking in the Florida Star, to First Coast Citizens. At a time, when media portrayal of blacks in mainstream news outlets is so often negative and detracting, Betty attends and reports on numerous cultural and social events of positive significance to the African-American community. Her column is widely read and respected. As a Realtor at Watson Realty Corp., Betty Asque Davis has been a member of the President's Circle and a Top Sales Leader of the month in the Jacksonville Region. She has earned both the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations. Married to her high school sweetheart James Carl Davis, Sr. since 1958, they have three adult children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. They are both active members of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church participating in both the Lector and Music Ministries. Betty is a well-rounded, spiritually grounded, go-getter, who sees challenges as opportunities. She has made a lifetime commitment to leaving every office or project better than she found it. Bettys love of singing, baking and reading along with her motto: "To thine own self be true" can be attributed greatly to her Girl Scout experience which began at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church at age nine (9) under the leadership of Mrs. Eugenia Brown and Mrs. Ruth Graham Ray. Mrs. Brown taught and accompanied Betty when she sang Mother Macree at a Girl Scout event. An experience she recalls with warmth and gratitude. Betty continued her Girl Scouting at St. Stephen A.M.E. Church under the leadership of the late Mrs. Jesse Elizabeth Meuse. Betty recalls that her Girl Scout experience as an emotional life saver for her as her mother was quite ill when she began her Girl Scout experience. It was those weekly meetings and camp experiences that enabled her to remain positively focused then and throughout her life. Girl Scouting has been in Bettys family for three generationsfrom her daughter at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church under the leadership of the late Mrs. Willa Cullins, her twin granddaughters at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, as well as, granddaughters in Nebraska and Massachusetts (six (6) granddaughters altogether). Columnist Betty Asque Davis with Motivational Speaker Les Brown Betty Asque Davis and NPR's Nina Totenberg Jacksonville Links members Mesdames Marietta LeBlanc Jones and Betty Asque Davis with Former Sheriff and EWC President Nathaniel Glover. FAMU Classmates State Senator Arthenia Joyner and Betty Asque Davis Jacksonville MOLES Co-Founders Betty Asque Davis and Lydia Dwight Wooden with Charter Members Patricia Hill Mitchell, J. Pamela Grant-Adams and Michelle Davis Singleton. Jacksonville Links VP Betty Asque Davis, Southern Area Director, the Links, Incorporated Mary Currie, National President Links, Incorporated Margot James Copeland, and Jacksonville Links President Betty Cody at Tallahassee Links 60th Anniversary. Women of Distinction Honoree Betty Asque Davis with her Girl Scout Leaders Mrs. Ruth Ray and Mrs. Eugenia Brown and her Mother Mrs. Inez Christopher Asque. Community Leader and Former School Board Chair Wendell Holmes and Betty Asque Davis and Mayo Clinic Event. The Codys and Davises. Mrs. Cody is the new president of The Jacksonville Links with Mrs. Davis being the new vice president. Photo by Greg Miller. Betty Asque Davis with Savannah MOLES at their Annual Holiday Luncheon. Betty Asque Davis with Friends at Volunteer Jacksonville's Celebration. Betty Asque and J. Carl Davis, Sr. at 2011 Players Golf Tournament Party Holiday Special In loving memory of Betty Asque Davis H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks

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PAGE 6 THE STAR DECEMBER 29, 2012 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. Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Frederick Battle Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 10/23/12 Name: Marlon Dalvin Crawford Age: 15 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 12/13/12 Name: Gina Lurilia Dowdell Age:17 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 12/07/12 Name: AllenLamar Stafford Age: 13 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 11/27/12MOSTWANTED Name: Marie Belot Offense: Failed to Return Rented Vehicle, Rented Vehicle with Intent to Defraud Name: Shavon N. Barker Offense: Uttering Forged Bills Name: Rashad Blankchard Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle On the Road! More cars will be driving on the roads as the year is coming to an end. Increased traffic often means longer lines at intersections, highway entrances, and stoplights. Occasionally, drivers tempers flare while they are behind the wheel. To avoid being a victim of unpredictable results on the road, please consider the following tips: Obey posted speed limits and traffic laws. Slower traffic keep to right. If you see an individual driving recklessly and have a cell phone, call 911 with the location, a description of the car, the license plate number, and direction of travel. Be cautious of other drivers and drive defensively. Dont make eye contact with an irate driver. Dont confront an upset motorist. If you are cut off, dont make any hand gestures to the other motorist. If you are being chased by another motorist who appears to be in a rage, do not weave in and out of traffic. You could cause harm to yourself, passengers, and other motorists. If you are being chased, drive with the flow of traffic. If you have a cell phone, call 911. Go to a place where you feel safe. If you have to pull over, try to go to a well-lit If your car breaks down: Take action to avoid breakdowns. If you hear or sense that something is wrong with the vehicle, have it checked before you take to the road. Pull the vehicle off the roadway as far as possible. If you are having vehicle trouble, and there is a safe place to pull off, get out of moving traffic. If you require assistance, turn on your hazard lights, call for roadside assistance or 911. The internationally recognized sign of distress is raising your vehicle hood. If it is necessary to leave your vehicle, exit on the side away from moving traffic. It is much safer to stay as far away from moving traffic as possible. Be careful with lit flares. They can ignite anything flammable, including dry grass or weeds beside the road. Keep moving if you can. A roadway without a shoulder is the most hazardous place to break down. Do not stop because of a flat tire, it is usually best to keep driving until you find a safe area in which to pull over. Your tire rim is less important than your life. Protect yourself. If your vehicle is safely pulled out of moving traffic get out of your vehicle and stand behind the guardrail until assistance arrives. Do not try to fix your car. It is dangerous to work on your car in or near fast moving traffic, leave it to the professionals. Never try to cross a high speed roadway on foot. If your car stalls in a lane on the highway, turn on your hazard lights, stay belted in the car, and wait for professional help. Rely on good common sense. There are many different circumstances that may require different reactions so survey the area and use good judgment Your Safety Man Surrenders Six Hour Standoff After Being Convinced by Family and Facebook Messages Two men, Taveuan Williams, 19, and Michael Annan, 23, entered a RadioShack store with faces covered in red bandanas. Police responded to the robbery immediately and one of the men tried to leave, but ended up running back in the store as he fired a shot towards police. The two men held an employee hostage and barricaded him inside. A standoff began at around 9:48 a.m. between the robbers and police, which went on for six hours. Nearby residents were evacuated and businesses and four schools were locked down. One of the robbers were said to have exchanged fire with police at one point.Family and friends came to the scene crying, talking on cellphones, and praying. An uncle of Williams said that Williams told him, Were not coming out. Were going to be in jail for life, Uncle. We shot at cops. As the standoff continued, Williams was active on his facebook on his cell phone. A photo was uploaded of Williams and Annan in the store, which was uploaded on the Facebook page. Williams commented as he was still in the store, Swear to God ima die ... last pic. Williams began to write his thoughts out on the social networking site, trying to make decisions. Someone left a comment, Come on man! Yo daughter needs you. Think about her! At around 4 p.m., Williams and Annan surrendered. Williams later expressed the emotions and the fear he felt. He also emphasized on wanting to see his daughter in the future. Both men are being charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. Crimes of 2012 There have been all types of crimes this year, but here are some interesting stories of 2012 from the Florida Star. Also, please remember to be cautious and alert at all times. You never know if youll be a victim.Burglar Breaks into Home, Cooks, and Does Laundry Ashley Murray had come home one night to find the lights in her apartment on. She thought her brother was home, but she was faced with Keith Davis, 46, instead. She told him that police would come, but she then realized Davis had cooked some chicken and onions in a pan, folded her clothes up, and vacuumed the floors. The police also noted that he seemed to be a good chef. When asked what he was doing in the home, Davis kept stating that he was in his own home. Davis had not stolen anything, but only the food. Davis was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, a Class D felony. A $5,000 bond was requested by Prosecutors, but the judge ended up lowering it to $1,000. Murray and the police believe Davis may have been on drugs. Man Kills Woman Who Tries to Help Him in Car Accident After church services were ending, a car had crashed outside of the church. The man in the car was Kiarron Parker, 29, and had sped into the parking lot, crashing into a car. 67-year-old Josephine Echols rushed out to help Parker to make sure that he was okay, but Parker returned the favor by shooting at her. Police say he also tried to shoot other people. He was shot down by an off-duty officer, who was also Echols nephew. Parker was killed at the scene. Police say before Parker got into the car that crashed, he had become agitated with a friend, which might have caused him to act so violently. Echols was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Parker had been arrested in the past, involving the use of drugs, where he stripped naked and broke into homes. Mom Turns Son in for Robbery A picture of robbery that took place at a bank was posted on the FBIs Bandit Tracker website. The picture of the robber was posted on the site in June 14 of last year, but recently a family member of the robber came across the picture on the site and notified the mother. The wanted man was 19-year-old Anthony Blue and his mother called the FBI to tell them that it was her son who they were looking for. Blue was arrested and he said that he was not upset with his mother and applauded her for doing the right thing. His mother also did not regret her decision. Blue was said to have been involved in three robberies last year and getting away with approximately $9,000. He faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count. Man Stole Friends Identity for 30 Years and Also Served TimeUnder Friends Name Police say Gregory Harville, 58, stole the identification of his friend for over 30 years, which the victim only recently found out about. Harville used his identity to get money, a job, driving license, credit cards, welfare assistance, and dental and health insurance. He even got traffic tickets and served some time in jail under the identity of his friend. The matter finally came to the attention of police when the victim said he was told that he had been denied health benefits when he already had insurance. The victim also lived in Detroit, Michigan, but police say he had a huge criminal record in California, where he has never been. Harville was arrested and he faces charges including identity theft, forgery, and perjury. Daycare Workers Run Toddler Fight Club Three women who worked at a daycare center were arrested after police came across a disturbing video of toddlers being encouraged to fight each other. The video was recorded from a cell phone and showed two 3year-olds fighting. It also showed one of the children running to one of the adults for protection, but instead was pushed back into the fight. At one point one of the children cries and yells, Hes pinching me, and the daycare worker responds by saying, No pinching, only punching. The two children were forced to fight as other children watched. The video came to an officers attention as he was investigating an unrelated case online and the video is not being shown to the public. Police arrested Tiana Harris, 19, Lisa Parker, 47, and Estefania Myers, 21. They were all charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangering, and conspiracy for the incident. They are being held on $10,000 bond. The children did not sustain any serious injuries, but the fights still looked painful to them. The police department arranged a meeting with parents of children of the daycare and helped them to find other daycare centers. The daycare has had its license suspended pending a hearing. Tiana Harris Taveuan Williams Lisa Parker Estafania Myers

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LOCAL DECEMBER 29, 2012 THE STAR PAGE 7 Jacksonville Hnqtkfc 2012 Year in Review 2012 was a big year for Florida but we decided to stick closer to home with our reflection of some of the major events directly dealing with North Florida. Thanks to the Florida/Georgia Star photographers Frank M. Powell III and Angela Favors-Morrell that covered many of the regions top photos. Here are our choices for the top stories of 2012. The Matthew W. Gilbert High School Alumni held its 14th Annual Reunion Gala. Over 650 former students from the Classes of 1952-1970 and their guests attended the event, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel. The 1962 class was the honored guests. In celebration of aviatrix, Bessie Coleman, the Bessie Coleman Aerospace Legacy (BCAL) celebrated her birth, as well as commemorated her untimely death on Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. The public enjoyed two days jam-packed with events honoring an important woman in American history! PURE Nightclub celebrated Black History month with the King of R&B, Singer-Songwriter and record producer, R. Kelly. The crowd was first warmed up by DJ P.L.O., DJ Skillz and Ivory Orr, the club promoter, that kept the crowd sweating until his official DJ, DJ Phantom stepped in the DJ booth and announced his longtime friend, but not before teasing the crowd with some of R. Kellys greatest hits. He sang many of his hits such as Bump-n-Grind, Im a Flirt, You Remind me of Something and many others. UNF celebrated V-Day by sponsoring a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues and other events to raise awareness and education to end violence against women. It wss a collaboration of faculty, staff, community and students along with the UNF Womens Center. of Something and many others. The Savannah Southern Womens Show had its largest turnout this year with over 20,000 in attendance. These ladies perform in Jacksonville and Savannah. Jacksonville press was treated to a momentous occasion one day after Juneteenth when The Most Rev. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa introduced the Winds of Change Economic Empowerment Initiative. To the 1962 honored class Paytie Cross, Dorthy Roberts, Delores Way, Mary Hunter, Lillie Golden, Linda Barfield, Doris Stewart, Frances Simmons, Elane Jackson, Yvonne Mitchell, Linda Griffin, Thomasina Caldwell, Barbara Breker, Linda Moore, Zelma Chisholm, Jeanne Johnson, Delores Davis, Deborah Norman, Mary Merideth, Julie Walthour, Tommie Jenkins, Margrette Holmes, Sylvia Floyd Israel Stallings, Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Robert Stallings Dguukg"Eqngocp Fgfkecvkqp"qh"Dtcuu"Tgnkgh"Rncswg"cv Rczqp"Uejqqn"hqt"Cfxcpegf"Uvwfkgu R. Kelly Dangerous Curves

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2012 YEARINREVIEWDECEMBER 29, 2012 THESTAR PAGE Tiger Woods won his seventh Arnold Palmer, Serena Williams racked up titles but topping the sports world this year, was of course the Olympics which were held in London, England. Team USA was led by First Lady Michelle Obama who took time to sit in on many of the events to boost team spirit. She was spotted in the stands with sitting with Venus Williams as Serena took on and won her gold along with former gymnast Dominique Dawes, who is a big part of the national fitness campaign. And when the Dream Team won yet another basketball gold, the NBAs gentle giants lined up to each get a hug from the First Lady. Georgia sent over 30 athletes to the games and many like Aries Merritt and DeeDee Trotter brought back gold. Wife of new Jacksonville Jaguar Aaron Ross stirred excitement locally as well. Many lauded the Jaguars who kept good on their word that if Sanya Richards-Ross qualified, that her husband would be allowed to travel to watch her. After a team practice, the Jaguars were the first in the US to watch Sanya sail to a gold medal. She returned to Jacksonville to share a few more medals when she greeted fans at Everbank and went on to be a diamond doll in the Diamond League a few weeks later. As with every Olympics, there would be an underdog to steal Americas hearts and this year, that honor belonged to 16 year-old gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. When the Florida Stars Facebook page shared a spoiler that she was the first black person of any nationality to win the All Around Title in addition to being a part of the gold medal winning team USA, we received an astonishing 4,000 likes and nearly 400 shares. Gabbys win came with controversy when of all things, her messy ponytail came under harsh criticism. Gabby however came out on top and glammed it up for her whirlwind post Olympic tour. Despite venturing into south Georgia to lure fans with their caravan, the Jaguars played a disappointing game of football when the 2012 football season opened. This year, there were quite a few stories on and off the field. For a brief moment, Mel Tucker made history by becoming the first black interim head coach of the team, leading them to a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A few days later, he informed media that he would be reassuming his role as defensive coordinator and would also be assistant head coach. Further north, the Atlanta Falcons certainly lived up to their slogan to rise up. The Falcons shut out the Giants, and are now at the top of the league. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Sharks emerged as the AFL winners, the Jacksonville Sharks ensuring the city had bragging rights with them as 2012 South Division Champions. Terrance Smiths name came out on top as he secured his spot as player of the week on several occasions. Being named one of the top three players in the league was but one of the many accolades the record-breaking All Ironman selection. Local players also shined bright. Former Brunswick High player Darius Slay went on to win the SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Mel Tucker Gabby Douglas Jaguar Aaron Ross rewards his wife Sanya for winning gold First Lady Michelle Obama with Dominique Dawes Terrance Smith

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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame Community Activities Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. 2K13 New Years Eve Celebration, Monday, December 31, 2012, 7:30 PM at the Kingdom Generation Church, 1205 29th St., Orlando, FL 32805 MOSH Winter Camps, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Call 904-396-MOSH for more information. Color in Motion 5k is the race of a lifetime. Start out sparkling clean and end covered in color. The Chocolate Nutcracker show takes place December 29, 2012 at the TimesUnion Center in Downtown Jacksonville. Old Town Art & Craft Show ~ New Year's Eve Weekend, Sat 12/29 Join us for the Old Town Art & Craft ShowNew Year's Eve weekendSaturdayDecember 29th. Zoo Lights, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 12/30, 6:30 9:30pm Celebrate the holiday season and create a new family tradition admiring the sparkling lights and brilliant hues at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens first annual ZOOLights event. Thousands of LED lights will transform the Zoo into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes. Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert 12/30/2012, all day, The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. American photojournalist Elizabeth Gilbert has lived and worked in Africa for twenty years, traveling from Kenya to Congo, throughout the Great Rift Valley, and reporting civil wars in Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan. Her photographs have been published worldwide in Time, The New York Times, Newsweek and other international media, and she is the author of two black and white photographic books chronicling vanishing African tradition. 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