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His parents apparently had high hopes for their son by the name they gave him. This week, the week of Dr, Kings birthday, 33 year old Martin Luther King, who is understood not to be related to the King family in any way has been charged with murder. Using an assault-rifle attack on January 9 he killed one person and wounded two others. Martin Luther King was charged with murder following the triple shooting in the 1900 block of West 25th Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. King is charged with the murder of Andrew Lamon Stephens, 36, and two counts of aggravated battery on two other victims who were shot but survived. Their names have not been released. The victims were playing cards or dominoes in an empty lot, at the time they were shot, police said. The masked shooter approached the three victims and opened fire with an assault rifle from across the street. King was identified with the help of witnesses at the scene, police said. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream about civil rights for all Americans. But he did not just dream, and he did not work alone. By his side, even up to his death, was Rev. Andrew Young, who later became the most successful mayor of Atlanta and an ambassador to the United States. Jacksonville will have its 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast on Friday morning at the Prime Osborn III Convention \Center, and Dr. Young will be the keynote speaker. This will be an honor for the City of Jacksonville and Mayor Alvin Brown, who has always worked \very hard with and for the King family and Ambassador Young. The question for most people, checking out the climate of today, how much do we know and appreciate Dr. Kings dream? ugtxkpi"{qw"ukpeg"3;730 Tcvgf"‰C-“"d{"vjg Dgvvgt"Dwukpguu"Dwtgcw Cp"Cyctf Ykppkpi Rwdnkecvkqp Tgcf"Vjg"Hnqtkfc cpf"Igqtikc"Uvct Pgyurcrgtu0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nkuvgp"vq"KORCEV Tcfkq"Vcnm"Ujqy0 The peoples choice Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT Rtguqtvgf"Uvcpfctf W0U0"Rquvcig"Rckf Lcemuqpxknng."HN Rgtokv""Pq0"5839 ETKOG""("LWUVKEG Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. Vjg"Igqtikc"Uvct#*;26+"988/::56Uvknn"Vjg"Rgqrng‘u Ejqkeg# STRIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo -JANUARY 19 JANUARY 25, 2013 XQN0""84""PQ0"59 STILL ONLY 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 Gfkvqtkcn00000000000000000000000000000003 Ejwtej000000000000000000000000004 [qwvj"Pgyu00000000000000000000000000000005 Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp0000000000000000000000000006 Eqnwopu0000000000000000000000000000007 Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg0000000000000000000000008 Nqecn/Hnqtkfc000000000000000000000000000000009 Nqecn/Igqtikc000000000000000000000000: Urqtvu000000000000000000000000; Eqoowpkv{00000000000000000000032 Encuukhkgf00000000000000033 Dwukpguu00000000 ............................12 .... 12 K P U K F G Lcz"Ocp"Ejctigf ykvj"Owtfgt="pcog ku"Octvkp"Nwvjgt Mkpi Ugg"Kpukfg Ejwtej" Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp Nqecn Hnqtkfc/Igqtikc Urqtvu Eqoowpkv{ Okuukpi"Ejknftgp Rtgukfgpv"Vcmg"Cevkqp"qp Cogtkec‘u"Iwp"NcyuOQXKG"VQ"CKT"VJKU"YGGMGPF"/"”Nghv"Vq Fkg.“"qp"Nkhgvkog"VX."Ujqykpi"Hnqtkfc‘u 7vj"Fkuvtkev"Ngcfgt"cu"ujg"”Fgnkxgtu“ Nknnkcp"Ngyku."Ykhg"qh"Igqtikc"Eqp/ itguuocp"FkguFt0"Mkpi‘u"Ftgco Codcuucfqt"Cpftgy"[qwpiFt0"/"Eqpvkpwg"qh"rcig"5 A movie, Left to Die ,Ž with an actress as Congresswoman Brown will air this Friday/Saturday and Sunday on Lifetime TV. About Left to Die Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a TimeŽ, Black SwanŽ) stars in the Lifetime Original Movie Left to DieŽ as Sandra Chase, an American mother of two wrongly sent to an Ecuadorian prison for drug trafficking. Produced by Sony Pictures Television and based on a true story, film and television veteran Rachael Leigh Cook (PerceptionŽ, Shes All ThatŽ) also stars as Sandras determined daughter, Tammi Chase, in the movie. Having never left the United States, Sandra Chase (Hershey) bravely agrees to accompany a friend to Ecuador for a much needed vacation; but paradise quickly turns to misery when she is accosted at the airport in Quito and is unjustly imprisoned for drug trafficking. With no trial or any recourse, Sandra is sent to a womens prison with subpar living conditions and is terrorized by the other inmates. Meanwhile, Sandras daughter Tammi (Cook) is vigilantly working on getting her mother released from prison with limited knowledge of the laws and legal processes of Ecuador. Unwavering in her belief of her mothers innocence, Tammi is forced to drain her life savings while fighting with embassies and governments as she races against time to save her mother. In Tammis determined fight for justice, she recruits a U.S. Congresswoman, Rep. Corinne Brown, and together they prevail in securing Sandra Chases release. Octvkp"Nwvjgt"Mkpi Eqwrng"ycnmkpi"fqyp"uvtggv"ykvj"ygcrqpu"uc{"vjg{"ctg"wukpi vjgkt"eqpuvkvwvkqpcn"tkijvu0This couple and many more Americans feel that they can carry their guns because of their right to bear arms, based on the constitution. The problem most Americans have is the difference in technology when the constitution was written. Did our forefathers even dream that we would have guns that could shot 30 rounds of bullets in 30 seconds, and more? That is the main question that is asked by those calling The Florida Star office in fear. The fear is even greater when it is claimed that President Obama should be impeached because of the 23 items listed in the gun law that he signed Wednes, about a month after the shooting in Connecticut. They are angry because of the new health law, known as the Affordable Care Act, allows doctors to ask patients whether they have guns in their homes, and will tell them they are able to report any threats of violence they hear to police. The entire list of the actions Mr. Obama is taking comprises: 1. Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. 3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.PresidentEqpvkpwgf"qp"Rcig"5Lciwctu"Igvu"Pgy"EqcejHqtogt"Ugcjcymu"fghgpukxg"eqqtfkpcvqt"Iwu Dtcfng{"ceegrvu"Lciwctu"lqd"It was just a matter of time before Gus Bradley became a head coach in the NFL," Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said in a news release, "and the Jacksonville Jaguars are extremely fortunate that Gus will be on our sidelines for many years to come.Ž Dq{"Vwtpgf"Cyc{"htqo Uejqqn"Dgecwug"qh"jku Nqpi"Jckt Lillian Miles Lewis wasn't one to seek the spotlight or attention. But in her own quiet and dignified manner, she commanded it. Friends and family gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 7, to honor her legacy. Mrs. Lewis, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta), died New Year's Eve, 2012. She was 73. The two have been married for 44 years, after having been introduced to each other by Xernona Clayton Brady, a longtime friend and Civil Rights activist. Though saddened by the loss of Mrs. Lewis, mourners wanted to celebrate her life and honor the legacy of a woman known for her fierce loyalty, her dedication to the cause of Civil Rights. Roberts Road Elementary, in Hockley had turned away a 5-year-old boy for sporting long hair during enrollment. The boys mother, Ursula Martin, said that her sons hair was not a problem in the previous school that he came from. The family had just moved to Hockley. His father could not understand how the length of his sons hair could affect his education. Martin said: He doesnt feel like he should have to cut his hair to go to school.Ž Schools, usually, have certain protocols, guidelines and rules that they implement to allow organized and smooth operation of the school.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL AMEY Joyce, 54, died January 8, 2013. BARNUM, Lillie Bell, died January 10, 2013. BENNETT Geraldine Shaw, 80, died January 8, 2013. BLOOMER Howard, 67, died January 9, 2013. BURKS Linda F., 60, died January 11, 2013. BURNSED Florence Rewis, 71, died January 9, 2013. CARMICHAEL Janet, 64, died January 10, 2013. CHANCE Harold J., 88, died January 11, 2013. CONTENT, Marie Valina, died January 14, 2013. CRAWFORD, Terry Wayne, Sr., 60, died January 7, 2013. DABREO Marilyn, 55, died January 12, 2013. DENFELD, Dorothy, died January 11, 2013. DILL Florida, 100, died January 11, 2013. DURST, Willard, 65, died January 9, 2013. FINK Linda Ann Sauls, died January 9, 2013. FLYNN, Stephanie Felecia, 54, died January 13, 2013. FREEMAN Dorothy K., 84, died January 13, 2013. FUEGE Werner G., died January 7, 2013. GARRISON, Nancy Lou, 67, died January 8, 2013. GAY, Elizabeth, 49, died January 9, 2013. GIBSON, Infant Jeremy Cole, died January 11, 2013. GLOVER Charles, died January 13, 2013. GOOGE, Kathleen, 81, died January 13, 2013. GREEN, Susan S., 59, died January 11, 2013. GUTHRIE, Sabrina Nicole, 19, died January 13, 2013. HAM Willie, 86, died January 8, 2013. HARRIS Mattie, died January 8, 2013. HAZEN, Harry H., 71, died January 11, 2013. HERRING, George Franklin, died January 10, 2013. HOGAN, Yvonne, died January 9, 2013. HOLZENDORF, Raymond Vance, 64, died January 11, 2013. HOOPER Mae Francis Ivey, 80, died January 7, 2013. HORTON Ellen May, 92, died January 9, 2013. HUGHES David Edgar, died January 8, 2013. HUNT Winola McCleary, died January 8, 2013. JAMES Willie, Jr., 48, died January 9, 2013. JOHNS Randy W., 56, died January 9, 2013. JOHNSON Elizabeth P., 82, died January 10, 2013. JOHNSON Terrance Andrew, 47, died January 8, 2013. LA MAR, Teegan Elaine, died January 11, 2013. LAXTON, Bobby L., 82, died January 13, 2013. LEE Sarah Laverne Perry, died January 13, 2013. LEWIS, Oscar, 72, died January 11, 2013. McKELVIN, Elvora C., died January 13, 2013. McSWAIN William Tim, 58, died January 9, 2013. MELSON, William Devon Billy, 67, died January 8, 2013. MEYERS, Danny Lee, Sr., 64, died January 7, 2013. MOBLEY Tiquan A., 33, died January 9, 2013. NORMAN, Evelyn Prevatt, 90, died January 8, 2013. OAKLEY Beth, 33, diedJanuary 10, 2013. PERONE, Loveta, 81, died January 13, 2013. POWELL William G., 61, died January 7, 2013. RACKLEY Dionni, died January 7, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS CLARK Robert BobŽ A., 89, died January 12, 2013. COOPER Virginia Vann, 73, died January 14, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR JANUARY 19, 2013 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.everyWednesday 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. KINGDOM GENERATION CHURCH 1205 29th St., Orlando, FL. Praise & Worship Service, Sundays at 11:30am; Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Rev. Julius L. Miles, Pastor. Call 407-499-4961 for more information. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor, 2730 West Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville. Beginning January 2013, a Four Weeks Sermon & Bible Study Series  A Call to Worship ŽPsalm 95:1-3. Each week using the bible and the book The Air I Breathe; Worship as a way of life,Ž by Louie Giglio we will explore, examine and embrace the riches of God that are ours when we worship. Please join us each Sunday for bible study at 9:30am and powerful worship at 11:00am and Wednesday night for dinner (free) at 7:00pm and bible study at 7:30pm. Sunday, January 6, 2013, Topic: Here I am to Worship!Ž Sunday, January 13, 2013, The War for Your Worship, John 4:7-42; Sunday, January 20, 2013, Worship that is … ALL IN!ŽHebrews 13:7-21; Sunday, January 27, 2013, Taste and See that the Lord is Good,Ž Psalm 34:1-10 FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST presents Heart of Worship Workshop. Feature Worship Facilitator Minister James Robbins and Minister of Music Leonard Hunt, Sr. Choir rehearsal Jan. 25, 7 p.m., a workshop session, Jan. 26, 10 a.m., and a concert culminating from the workshop on Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Cost to register is $20. The Rev. Gillard S. Glover is the pastor of First Church, located at 91 Old Kings Road N. Church 386-446-5759. THE 411Ž RADIO SHOW will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let's all do our part in keeping his dream alive. Happy Birthday Dr. King! Please tune in to "The 411" Radio Show every Wednesday at 1:00 PM on WOKB 1680AM in the Metro Orlando area or stream live @ www.wokbradio.com. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BIRTHDAY OBSERVANCE Youre invited to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance, hosted by the Boylan-Haven Alumnae Association, Jacksonville, Chapter. The event will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 9114 Norfolk Boulevard, The Reverend Dr. Willie J. Bailey, Pastor, Monday, January 21, at 11:00 A.M. Keynote Speaker for the occasion is Mr. Nathaniel Glover, President of Edward Waters College. Please join us in this 28th Annual Celebration. ~*~But let judgment roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream Amos 5:24 ERVRemembering the DreamerRev. Martin Luther King, Jr. quoted this powerful scripture in his famous I HAVE A DREAM speech. He believed Gods Word. He took his Bible, the one President Obama will place his hand upon next week, very seriously; so seriously that he repeatedly risked his life to proclaim its message of love for God and love for neighbor. Uncle M.L., like everyone, was far from perfect, but he loved the Lord. It was Gods Word that he used to unite a movement and change our nation. Uncle M.L. was born on January 15, 1929. In remembering him today, I can tell you that he was a kind and gentle man who was used as a strong prophet of God. Many people called him the Black Moses,Ž and the Modern Day Apostle of Love.Ž He was a Baptist preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who was also called to lead the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved Jesus and preached his Word. His sermons such as Rediscovering Lost Values and The Death of Evil on the Seashore reflect his devotion to the Lord and his obedience to Gods call. The themes of his teachings are strongly reflective of the need of Gods love, human repentance and forgiveness. Dr. King was a family man. As one whose bloodline includes ancestors who were not only powerful Gospel preachers, but ex-slaves, Irish sharecroppers, educators, musicians, entrepreneurs and civil rights leaders, we can understand and appreciate how God called Dr. King as a modern day Moses and gave him a prophetic DREAM to help to set the captives free. He and my father, Rev. A. D. King, are brothers, fallen soldiers of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement who now reside in Heaven. Many people dont even know that Martin had a brother and a sister. He was a beloved uncle and family member. The year 2013 will mark several significant landmark anniversaries including 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, 100 years since the formation of the Federal Reserve System, 50 years since the MLK I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH, and the 40th year landmine Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in America. This will surely be a year of transition and there is a need for a deep spiritual awakening. In fact its time for America to wake up before the dream becomes a nightmare. Thank God that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. Happy Birthday Uncle M. L. 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. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339

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JANUARY 19, 2013THE STARPAGE 3 Lil Meechie's best friend, Al Robinson, was his next door neighbor. Al had gotten into a bad car accident and both his arms and his legs had been broken. After about three weeks of having no one to play with Lil Meechie knocked on the door of Al's house and asked if he could come out to play soldiers with him. "No he can't Lil Meechie,Ž said Ms. Flo. You know full well that Al cant use his arms or his legs," continued Ms. Flo. "Yeah, I know that," said Lil Meechie "I just want to use him as the sandbag!Ž 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 KV‘U"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Ft0"MkpiEqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3 DiversityInc. wrote, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to observe civilrights milestones and reflect on next steps. What best practices do top companies use to align this holiday with diversity-management strategies? And how important is it to make the day a holiday? Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on the third Monday of January, is a federal holiday around the time of Dr. Kings Jan. 15 birthday. It was declared a federal holiday in 1986 and is now observed in all 50 states, with South Carolina the last to adopt it, in 2000. According to the Bureau of National Statistics, about a third of private employers now give employees the day off. A questionnaire sent to the 587 participants in the DiversityInc Top 50 survey found that 61 percent close their offices„and all but two of the companies on the DiversityInc Top 50 list are closed. €96 percent of the companies in the survey observe the holiday in some way. €65 percent of the companies that close also plan additional events and volunteer efforts for employees. €91 percent of the participants that stay open plan additional events and volunteer efforts for employees. In addition to office closures, the responses show that companies rely on four strategies to commemorate MLK Day: Volunteerism Resource Groups Events and Corporate Communications.Rtgukfgpv/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3 4. Direct the attorney general to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks. 5. Propose rule-making to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun. 6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers. 7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign. 8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission). 9. Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. 10. Release a Department of Justice report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement. 11. Nominate a new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 12. Provide law enforcement, first-responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations. 13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime. 14. Issue a presidential memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. 15. Direct the attorney general to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun-safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies. 16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes. 17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities. 18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school-resource officers. 19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education. 20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover. 21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges. 22. Commit to finalizing mental-health parity regulations. 23. Launch a national dialogue led by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on mental health.€ The US has an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands €Each year about 4.5 million firearms, including approximately 2 million handguns, are sold in the United States €An estimated 2 million second hand firearms are sold each year €The percentage of American households with a gun has been steadily declining (high of 54% in 1977 to 33% in 2009) €The average number of guns per owner has increased from 4.1 in 1994 to 6.9 in 2004. Sources: Injury Prevention (2007); ATF (2000); National Opinion Research Center (2008); Pew Research Center (2009) Gun Deaths: More than 30,000 people are killed by firearms each year in this country More than 30 people are shot and murdered each day 1/2 of them are between the ages of 18 and 35 1/3 of them are under the age of 20 Homicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds And the primary cause of death among African Americans of that age group Gun Homicides (average annually): Less than 50: Japan Less than 150: Germany, Italy, France, etc. Less than 200: Canada More than 10,000: USA Source: IANSA (International Action Network on Small Arms of the United Nations)

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JANUARY 19, 2013THE STARPAGE 5 For your endless displays of courage and love that made the world a better place and helped me soar higher than I ever thought possible! I just want to 2013 Publix Asset Management CompanyPublix Joins You in Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day … 2013

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PAGE 4THE STARJANUARY 19, 2013 E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks The Chocolate Nutcracker It was enchanting, magical, dynamic, and elegant. The Laverne Reed adaptation of the classic Nutcracker Ballet premiered in Jacksonville on December 29, 2012 at the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts … Moran Theater. The show was brought to town by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter in partnership with the Alpha JAX Foundation. The Jacksonville production combined the talents of local and professional dancers under the direction of Kezia Rolle Executive Director of Jacksonville Centre of the Arts (JCA), and Assistant Director Michelle J. OttleyFisher Director of Dance at LaVilla School of the Arts. The cast of more than 200 consisted of students of JCA, Principal Guest Artists, and Principal Lead Guest Artists from Ailey II, the second company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. One of the Ailey II featured leads was David Adrian Freeland, Jr ., a Jacksonville native and graduate of local public schools and Jacksonville Center of the Arts. Laverne Reeds Chocolate Nutcracker modifies the original story through the use of themes and characters which portray diverse cultural expressions. In addition to the traditional ballet, other dance styles are incorporated, such as West African and Latin dance, tap, hip-hop, and jazz. The Chocolate Nutcracker tells the story of Claire whose uncle and aunt give her a chocolate nutcracker doll for Christmas. We are treated to the fantasy lands of Claires dreams, among them the Snake Pits, Land of Chocolate Sweets, and Whisper of the Motherland and a host of characters which include the Giant Mamba, Queen Cobra, Sweet Lady and the Sweet Treats, Madagascar Jelly Beans, Peruvian Espresso Dolls, Senegalese Licorice Whip Dolls, and Dew Drop Princess and Prince Cavalier. Its been years since I watched the Nutcracker Suite on television and I never attended the annual live performances. From the moment the curtain went up for the opening story, One Magical PartyŽ, I was mesmerized by the graceful and eloquent dance performances, especially those which featured younger dancers. Ironically, the Nutcracker Ballet, as we know it, is based on a revised version written by Alexandre Dumas, the French author of African descent, renowned for his classic tales of the Count of Monte Cristo and the Three Musketeers. For decades, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority brought the Ebony Fashion Fair to town as its annual fundraising event. After Ebony discontinued the hugely popular traveling fashion show in 2009, GRO was challenged with finding another sustaining project. AKA Sandra Thompson had heard about The Chocolate Nutcracker from a former student who lives in Tampa where the show has been presented for fifteen years. Sandra suggested the idea of staging the production to her sorors. And the rest, as they say, is history. Congratulations to AKA members Johnetta Moore Chairperson, Patricia Mitchell Co-Chairperson, and Sharwonda Peek the Chapters public relations chairperson for a successful event. Chapter President, Mary L. Brown (who also had a role as the Egyptian Queen in The Whisper of the MotherlandŽ), looks forward to The Chocolate Nutcracker becoming a holiday tradition in Jacksonville that will be enjoyed by everyone. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1908 at Howard University. The sorority is the oldest Greek letter organization established by AfricanAmerican women. It boasts a membership of over 250,000 college-educated women in more than 975 chapters around the world. Gamma Rho Omega Chapter has engaged in community programs promoting improved social and economic conditions for 70 years. Visit www.groaka.com or www.aka1908.com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Volunteers Needed! The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will host its annual convention October 2 …6, 2013 in Jacksonville. The local organization, the James Weldon Johnson Branch, is seeking volunteers for the event. For more information, there will be a meeting at The Ritz Theater and Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, 32209 on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m The meeting is free and open to the public. Visit www.asalh-jaxfl.org or www.asalh.org Claire (played by Faith Norton) and The Chocolate Nutcracker Emerging Young Leaders of AKA Gamma Rho Omega Chapter with Shirley Ealey and Justine Reddick, Chairperson (r) Left: Anest Schell McCarthy warmly greeted theater attendees. Right: Director Kezia Rolle and AKA Mary L. Brown, President, Gamma Rho Omega Chapater Left to right, Patricia Mitchell, Co-Chairperson, Johnetta Moore, Chairperson, and Sharwonda Peek, the Chapter's Public Relations Chairperson

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PAGE 6 THE STAR JANUARY 19, 2012 78 Arrested in Massive Undercover Prostitution Investigation 78 were arrested by detectives who conducted a four-day investigation into prostitution. Detectives investigated online e-commerce sites related to men and women who were advertising to commit prostitution and solicit for prostitution. During this investigation they discovered three young children who were left in the care of men they likely didnt know, while their mother traveled to the undercover location to prostitute. Subsequently, the mother said these young children were dropped off to be in the care of a neighbor. Later the mother had no idea what was going on when the children were with the detectives. Detectives said that the potential dangers these children faced were unthinkable. Many of those that were arrested have past offenses, a number of which included felony arrest histories. One suspect, Willie Steven Allen, 48, having up to 38 total arrests. One suspect was a wanted sexual predator with a warrant for failure to register, another wanted for grand theft. Many were also charged with drug possession. Some of those arrested had reputable jobs, such as working in Information Technology, medical technician, laborers, and restaurant servers. Another was a retired American Airline Pilot and one was a Microbiologist employed by a food testing lab in Georgia. A woman named Dalavone Keobandith, 26, claimed to be an award winning Porn Star and Claude Riley III, 25, was said to be a transsexual suspect who worked for MAC Cosmetics. There was also 32-year-old Jeremiah Hintz, who wanted to go into law enforcement, was attending a community college and was to graduate on January 16, 2013 from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. A total of 78 suspects were arrested. 18 admitted they were married. One male and female suspect were married to each other. 50 admitted to being employed and 26 said they were unemployed. 14 told detectives they were receiving government aid; one suspect denied receiving aid, however had food stamps in her possession. 31 have criminal arrest histories, 9 of whom are registered felons. Felons from this investigation have a combined total of 339 past charges; of those, 42 prior violent crime charges, including armed robbery, robbery, aggravated assault (with and without a deadly weapon), aggravated battery, battery domestic violence, stalking, rape, kidnapping, and child abuse. 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. Willie Allen Dalavone Keobandith Claude Riley III Jeremiah Hintz 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: Donavon P. Harris Age: 15 Weight: 155 lbs Last seen: 12/31/12 Name: Stacey Kourtney Byrd Age: 16 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 12/25/12 Name: Breeanna Jade Curry Age: 15 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 12/20/12 Name: Paradise Jasmine Irving Age: 16 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 1/06/12MOSTWANTED Name: Corey Braynon Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon, Domestic Battery Strangle Name: Ronnie Jermaine Bridges Offense: False Imprisonment, Domestic Battery Strangle Name: Joshua E. Brinson Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property, Commercial Fraud Gun Safety Safe and secure storage of your firearm is one of your most important responsibilities. You must always secure your firearm and ammunition so that they are not accessible to children or other unauthorized persons. Even if you do not own a gun, there's a good chance that your children will encounter one someday. Your children's friends might live in homes with guns, or your children might find one that a criminal has discarded. According to Safe Kids USA : € Nearly two-thirds of firearm-owning parents with school-age children believe they keep their firearm safely away from their children. However, one study found that when a gun was in the home, 75 percent to 80 percent of firstand second-graders knew where it was kept. € Few children under age 8 can reliably distinguish between real and toy guns or fully understand the consequences of their actions. Yet children as young as age 3 are strong enough to pull the trigger of many handguns. Important Safety Tips : € Always treat the gun as loaded. € Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. € Always keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. € Always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it. € Never point the gun at anything you don't intend to destroy. € Be sure of your target and what is beyond it. € Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the gun you are using. € Always use proper ammunition. € Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before loading and shooting. € If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, hold your shooting position for several seconds; then with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, carefully unload the gun. € Don't rely on the gun's safety to keep it from firing. € Be aware of your surroundings when handling guns so you don't trip or lose your balance and accidentally point and/or fire the gun at anyone or anything. Rules for Safe Gun Storage : € Keep all guns and ammunition out of the reach of children, untrained adults, and those who would use them improperly. € Always keep your guns locked in a Gun Safe that cannot be easily broken into or taken away. If one is not available, use a Cable Lock or Trigger Lock (one that goes behind the trigger is preferred) and store the guns out of the reach of those who should not have access to them. € Keep the keys to gun safes and gun locks hidden and out of the reach of those who should not have access to them. € Store your guns unloaded and with the safety on. € Keep the guns dry, cleaned, and oiled while in storage. € Store guns and ammunition in a dry cool place and away from heat and fire. Your Safety Woman Faces 15 Charges for Using Stolen Debit Card A woman was arrested after using a stolen debit card from someone she knew. A woman reported five transactions that were made on her debit card that was stolen from her. She said she did notice Tiquisha Devona Bennett, 25, standing close and watching her type in herPIN number when they were out together. The woman told detectives she had custody of Bennetts children due to her drug habit and invited Bennett into her home to visit the kids. When the woman said she attempted to use her debit card later, it was not in her purse. Detectives said there were five separate charges made at multiple locations totaling up to $356. Detectives obtained surveillance video from the five stores that clearly showed Bennett using the stolen card at an ATM machine withdrawing cash. Bennett was arrested for five counts of criminal use of personal identification information, fraudulent use of a credit card, and five counts of petit theft. She remains in jail on $20,000 bond. This is Bennetts 11th booking and she is said to be a convicted felon. Tiquisha Bennett Woman Finds iPhone in WalMart Restroom and Demands Owner $100 for Return A woman was arrested after finding an iPhone in the womans restroom and demanding a $100 from the owner to return it. Police received a call at 11 p.m. after a woman said she accidently left her iPhone in the WalMart restroom. When she went back to get it, it was missing. The woman told detectives she pingedŽ the phone with the built in GPS locator and gave the location and address of where the phone was. She said she continued to ping the iPhone several times and each time it came back to the same address. The woman said she was contacted by a woman who claimed to have her phone. The woman, later identified as Rene Marie Glynn, 43, advised she would give the phone back but it would be at a cost. Glynn said if she didnt give her money ,she would sell the phone on eBay. The victims boyfriend spoke to Glynn and asked what was needed to get the phone back and Glynn said she wanted $100. Glynn told the boyfriend to meet her at a different WalMart. Detectives contacted the police to pose as the boyfriend and meet with Glynn. Glynn however changed plans to meet her at the original WalMart instead where the phone was stolen from. Detectives met the boyfriend at the WalMart and waited for Glynn to show up. The boyfriend made contact with Glynn in the store and told her he would not give her any money and wanted the phone back. Glynn then walked out and got into a pickup truck in the parking lot. The boyfriend followed and then offered Glynn $20, which she accepted. He got the phone back and detectives showed up asking Glynn to get out of the pickup. Glynn was arrested for grand theft and dealing in stolen property This was her ninth booking with 23 records. She remains on $7,500 bond. Renie Glynn

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LOCAL JANUARY 19, 2013 PAGE 7 Jacksonville Florida Florida A&M University Honors Students Garner Top Awards at Conference TALLAHASSEE, Fla … Twenty-seven Florida A&M University (FAMU) Honors Program students garnered top awards during the 21stAnnual Honors Conference of the National Association of African-American Honors Programs (NAAAHP). Hosted by Claflin University and South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., FAMU students placed in many activities including first place in the Academic Quiz Bowl and Model African Union competitions. Anchored by senior bio-chemistry student Oleta Johnson, the Academic Quiz Bowl team also included senior biology/pre-medicine student Clasherrol H. Edwards, freshman pre-mechanical engineering student Onoride Onokpise and junior biology/pre-medicine student Evan Smith. Nine delegates from FAMU represented the country of Nigeria in the Model African Union competition against Benedict College and South Carolina State University as the team researched issues prior to the conference, received daily assignments, researched them, and submitted the assignments to the facilitator. The competition exposed the delegation to many social, political, economic, health, cultural and security issues and concerns as they pondered the role of current geopolitics in strengthening or weakening the resolve of the African Union and discovered multi-faceted and contemplative approaches in addressing world challenges. The delegation consisted of pharmacy student Maroua Abouelhouda, junior biology/premedicine student Nellena Adekoya, sophomore English student Candace Daymond, junior chemistry student Alexandra Celusma, first professional year pharmacy student Jezreel Davis, sophomore pre-nursing student Shanele Jackson, senior chemistry student Kayla Simmion, sophomore chemistry student Kyle Steen, and pre-pharmacy student Kristen Williams. FAMU was represented by junior biology student Cassie Hobbs and first professional year pharmacy major Courtney Stewart in the Debate Tournament, which eight colleges and universities competed. In addition to participating in the Academic Quiz Bowl, Model African Union and Debate Tournament, 10 students presented papers on many diverse and fascinating topics such as business administration student Patrese Anderson, Useful Math and Statistics Analysis;Ž pharmacy student Alethia Hinds, Premature Birth in the United States;Ž junior mathematics student Sasha Matthews, How Low Can Crime Go? Measuring the Decline in Crime and Setting Realistic Crime Reduction Targets;Ž junior accounting student Sharonda Moore, African American Nonchalence;Ž sophomore pharmacy student Raven Mosley, Battle of Complexions;Ž senior biology/pre-medicine student Shaena-Rene Robinson, Avian Habitat Destruction;Ž senior chemistry student Martika Moss, Junkanoo: A Bahamaian Festival and Tradition;Ž and senior mathematics student Lauren Thomas, The History of Zero.Ž Senior biology student Tamieka Atkinson and senior environmental science student Frank Johnson presented papers and posters, respectively: Prostate Cancer: The Greatest Threat to African-American Mens MortalityŽ and Using G.I.S. Software to Create Maps Used by the National Weather Service to Aid in Damage Assessment.Ž Also presenting posters were junior physical therapy student Tara Kazemfar, One-for-One: TOMS Shoe CompanyŽ and senior molecular biology major Zachary Walker, Silencing Transcription by Kluyveromuces latics Origin Recognition Complex.Ž Other featured events of the conference included the awards gala and Honors Got Talent,Ž which was participated in by Atomic Attack: Tamieka Atkinson, Martika Moss and Zachary Walker, who lively entertained the audience with a creative mathematics rap and dance routine. Also assisting the students and attending the conference were Honors Program faculty and staff: Academic Coordinator Sam Brown, Adviser/Counselor Ravares Conner, Administrative Coordinator Frances McMillon and Director/Professor of English Emma Waters Dawson. Jack and Jill BeautillionThe Jacksonville Chapter of Jack and Jill had their 4th and final Workshop for the (9) young men that have participated in this Biannual Les Beautillion Militaire event. The Beaux participated in self empowering workshops, community service projects, dance lessons and educational workshops in preparation for the Beautillion which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel on March 23, 2013. This past Sunday January 6, 2013, Floyd Willis, M.D., Chairman of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic lead the workshop that focused on Choices for Adolescent MalesŽ. Prior the workshop, a few Beaus were interviewed by Deborah Cannington and asked the question How does this experience going to help you in the future?Ž Beau Cameron Spruill mentioned that So far we have been in four workshopsletting me know more about myself and helping me to become a better person, finding out ways to prepare myself in life. The persons holding the workshop is proving information to help me throughout life.Ž Beau Ahmon Lott mentioned that this experience is going to help a lot by meeting new people, learning how to interact and network, learning things that will help me for the e futurethe workforce and life. The workshops included the following: Workshop #1 … Focus, Spiritual Growth Spiritual Journey Into ManhoodŽ Workshop #2 … Focus, Career Building Taking Charge of Your LifeŽ Panel Discussion Workshop #3 … Focus, Leadership & Team Building Team Building and Leadership Training Workshop #4 … Focus, Healthy & Safe Lifestyle Choices for Adolescent Males Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop MusicŽ Cameron Spruill Ahmon Lott Cameron Spruill, Austin Cannington, Rhyxan Baker, Dr. Floyd Willis, MD, Ahmon Lott, Neal Jefferson, Jordon Mitchell January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month(SPM Wire) No matter what your financial situation is like, theres one way you can give back to your community that wont cost you a penny. According to the American Red Cross, more than 44,000 blood donations are needed daily. While its always the right time to give blood, January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, a great reminder to make an appointment. As the new year begins, consider making regular blood donations a part of your 2013 schedule. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people. To find out where you can give blood and to schedule your appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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SheDazzle Dazzles St Marys With First Annual ExpoPAGE8 THESTAR JANUARY19, 2013 By Arthia Nixon Photos Angela Favor-Morrell Florida/Georgia Star Staff (St Marys, Georgia) It is often said that two heads are better than one. When those two heads belong to a pair of friends seeking to promote unity in the community and an all out way to promote small area businesses, you find out that great minds can pursue great endeavors. Such is the case with Kendrah Wilson from St. Mary's and Keshia Melendez, originally from North Carolina. These married mothers are now balancing their family life and friendship with empowerment and entrepreneurship as the ladies behind the first annual SheDazzle Expo. The success of the expo, held in December already as St Marys and surrounding towns abuzz with the potential of other events on the roster. The first annual SheDazzle Expo was held in Camden County and we saw participants from as far away as Melbourne, Florida sending in their fashion and beauty products to be displayed,Ž Melendez said. We established and created this company to enhance the lifestyle of women,Ž she explained. Our company consists of women who make equal decisions of expressions to enhance the relationship between all women. The SheDazzle staff travels worldwide to help other organizations change the communication and network that has so plagued a generational curse of women unable www.SouthernWomensShow.com February 15-17Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Food | Fashion | Celebrity Guests Health | Beauty | Lifestyle D AZZLINGDUO:Keshia Melendez (right)and Kendrah Wilsons SheDazzle is a big hit for business minded women in southand coastal Georgia. to unite and enjoy each others company.Ž She pointed out that as a stylist with relaxed hair, she and Wilson, a hospital coordinator with natural hair have no problem supporting each other professionally. She said too often, businesses are focused on competing in the worst ways and as a result there is still a separation. We are basically promoting unity in the community,Ž added Melendez. We are focused on bringing together men and women, all races, creeds, colorsƒ we are all in this as one.Ž While SheDazzle is located in St Marys the ladies revealed that they will be taking the expo on the road very soon by request. For more information on upcoming events, visit www.facebook.com/shedazzleshedazzle

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No. 1 Ranked Giants Continue Winning Steak On Home CourtJANUARY 19, 2013 THESTAR PAGE By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The winning streak continued on Wednesday for the defending ABA Jacksonville Giants who have won 19 games and lost one so far for the season. After their GIANTS sack Birmingham Blitz, 119-83 win over the Birmingham Blitz, the Giants reclaimed their top spot in the ABA Power Rankings. This is shaping up to be a great season; we have some very good teams in the top 15-20, all of which are capable of winning the ABA Championship this season, stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO. January and FebruaryFALCONS TO HOST 49ers IN NFC CHAMPIONSHIPGAME Hawks Beat Nets,109-95 Despite Smiths One Game SuspensionBy ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Josh Smiths one-game suspension didn't seem to affect the Atlanta Hawks when they won109-95 over the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night at Philips Arena. Hawks President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Danny Ferry confirmed Smith was suspended and fined for an undisclosed amount for conduct detrimental to the team. Josh and I discussed the issue and he understood and accepted this course of action, said Ferry. We are confident that he will respond positively, learn from this experience and come back with a renewed sense of purpose to the team moving forward. "Clearly I am competitive and was frustrated by our recent losses, said Smith. I understand and respect the team's actions and just want to get back on the court to do whatever is necessary to help my teammates. I apologize for letting them down and apologize to our fans for not being available for tonight's game." That however, did not stop the show for the Hawks. Shining bright was Jeff Teague (pictured) who delivered a career-high 28 points supported by Devin Harris with 18 points and 5 assists. Photo by Getty Images/NBABy ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star From the day a little boy joins his first flag team, he is told there is no crying in football. In the case of Atlanta Falcons player Tony Gonzalez, after the stunning 30-28 victory of the Seattle Seahawks, crying is certainly allowed when you consider that after playing for nine seasons, he may very well be one step closer to earning a football championship. Gonzalez did not hold back tears as he embraced his family, team members and coaches following the win which has Atlanta excited to host Sunday's NFC Championship game. "I cant tell you how happy I am for Tony Gonzalez personally, said Head Coach Mike Smith after the game. He just did what hes done his entire career. He went out and played the game the way its supposed to be played and the way its supposed to practiced. Hes a big reason that weve had the success that weve had on our football team. Watching him practice rubs off on everyone on our football team, not just the wide receivers, tight ends and offensive players. He affects everybody. Hes a special football player and hes a special human being." I like the way we started the game, he said. I like the way we played the first half. Obviously, the second half of the ballgame we did not play our best. To give up a 20-point lead is something that you have to concern yourself with. Seattle is an excellent football team. They never quit and we had one hell of a game. My hats off to them. He went on to say: The one thing, and I know people say I use certain words too much, but that group is a resilient group. That is a resilient group. They dont quit. There is no quit with that football team. Just like the team that we played today. There is no quit in them either." should be very interesting as several of these top teams play one another. After a last minute venue change which ended up having the Savannah Grizzlies being hosted in Jacksonville at the Bob Hayes Sports Complex and Legends Center, the Giants gave the home crowd something to cheer for. By the first half, the Savannah Grizzlies were chasing the Giants who led the game 83-55. By the time the Grizzlies scored 88 points in the third quarter, the Giants were well at 120. By the final buzzer, the Giants took them down winning 164-123, 53 of those points scored by Jermaine Bell.

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MUST be willing to work flexible schedule. $600/week depending on hours worked. If interested, please email jolie_adams2000@hotmail.com Thanks AUCTIONS Glaucoma Cases Among African Americans To Increase 66 Percent by 2030 As you and your loved ones watch the dawning of 2013, everyone is hopeful of what the new year will bring„reunions, graduations, marriages, and other fun family occasions. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Make seeing your best a part of your new beginning by doing what you can to make sure your eyes are healthy. If you are African American age 40 or older or have a family history of glaucoma, put learning more about this disease on your resolution list for the new year. There has been a steady rise in glaucoma among the African American community. Currently, more than 520,000 African Americans have glaucoma, and the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health projects this number will rise to approximately 865,000 cases by 2030, a 66 percent increase. African Americans have the highest prevalence of glaucoma among minority groups. Last year, NEI invested $71 million on a wide range of studies to understand causes and potential areas of treatment for glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve of the eye and result in vision loss and blindness. Primary openangle glaucoma is the most common form. In this condition, fluid builds up in the front chamber of the eye, and the optic nerve is damaged by the resulting increase in eye pressure. Glaucoma affects more than 2.7 million people nationwide and is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in African Americans. In fact, African Americans are at risk of developing it at an earlier age than other racial and ethnic groups,Ž said Dr. James Tsai, chair of the Glaucoma Subcommittee for the NEI National Eye Health Education Program. Primary open-angle glaucoma often has no early symptoms. However, as the disease progresses, a person may eventually notice his or her side vision decreasing. If the disease is left untreated, the field of vision narrows and vision loss may result.Ž Studies show that at least half of all persons with glaucoma dont know they have this potentially blinding eye disease,Ž said NEI director Dr. Paul Sieving. The good news is that glaucoma can be detected in its early stages through a comprehensive dilated eye exam. NEI encourages all people at higher risk of glaucoma„ African Americans age 40 or older; everyone age 60, especially Mexican Americans; and those with a family history„to get a dilated eye exam every one to two years, because early detection and timely treatment may save your sight.Ž If you have Medicare, are African American age 50 or older, have diabetes, or have a family history of glaucoma, you may be eligible for a low-cost, comprehensive dilated eye exam through the glaucoma benefit. Call 1…800…MEDICARE or visit http://www.medicare.gov for more information. To find out about other possible financial assistance for eye care, visit http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/financialaid.asp.

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His parents apparently had high hopes for their son by the name they gave him. This week, the week of Dr, Kings birthday, 33 year old Martin Luther King, who is understood not to be related to the King family in any way has been charged with murder. Using an assault-rifle attack on January 9 he killed one person and wounded two others. Martin Luther King was charged with murder following the triple shooting in the 1900 block of West 25th Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. King is charged with the murder of Andrew Lamon Stephens, 36, and two counts of aggravated battery on two other victims who were shot but survived. Their names have not been released. The victims were playing cards or dominoes in an empty lot, at the time they were shot, police said. The masked shooter approached the three victims and opened fire with an assault rifle from across the street. King was identified with the help of witnesses at the scene, police said. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream about civil rights for all Americans. But he did not just dream, and he did not work alone. By his side, even up to his death, was Rev. Andrew Young, who later became the most successful mayor of Atlanta and an ambassador to the United States. Jacksonville will have its 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast on Friday morning at the Prime Osborn III Convention \Center, and Dr. Young will be the keynote speaker. This will be an honor for the City of Jacksonville and Mayor Alvin Brown, who has always worked \very hard with and for the King family and Ambassador Young. 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About Left to Die Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Barbara Hershey (Once Upon a Time, Black Swan) stars in the Lifetime Original Movie Left to Die as Sandra Chase, an American mother of two wrongly sent to an Ecuadorian prison for drug trafficking. Produced by Sony Pictures Television and based on a true story, film and television veteran Rachael Leigh Cook (Perception, Shes All That) also stars as Sandras determined daughter, Tammi Chase, in the movie. Having never left the United States, Sandra Chase (Hershey) bravely agrees to accompany a friend to Ecuador for a much needed vacation; but paradise quickly turns to misery when she is accosted at the airport in Quito and is unjustly imprisoned for drug trafficking. With no trial or any recourse, Sandra is sent to a womens prison with subpar living conditions and is terrorized by the other inmates. Meanwhile, Sandras daughter Tammi (Cook) is vigilantly working on getting her mother released from prison with limited knowledge of the laws and legal processes of Ecuador. Unwavering in her belief of her mothers innocence, Tammi is forced to drain her life savings while fighting with embassies and governments as she races against time to save her mother. In Tammis determined fight for justice, she recruits a U.S. Congresswoman, Rep. Corinne Brown, and together they prevail in securing Sandra Chases release. Octvkp"Nwvjgt"Mkpi Eqwrng"ycnmkpi"fqyp"uvtggv"ykvj"ygcrqpu"uc{"vjg{"ctg"wukpi vjgkt"eqpuvkvwvkqpcn"tkijvu0This couple and many more Americans feel that they can carry their guns because of their right to bear arms, based on the constitution. The problem most Americans have is the difference in technology when the constitution was written. Did our forefathers even dream that we would have guns that could shot 30 rounds of bullets in 30 seconds, and more? That is the main question that is asked by those calling The Florida Star office in fear. The fear is even greater when it is claimed that President Obama should be impeached because of the 23 items listed in the gun law that he signed Wednes, about a month after the shooting in Connecticut. They are angry because of the new health law, known as the Affordable Care Act, allows doctors to ask patients whether they have guns in their homes, and will tell them they are able to report any threats of violence they hear to police. The entire list of the actions Mr. Obama is taking comprises: 1. Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. 3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.PresidentEqpvkpwgf"qp"Rcig"5Lciwctu"Igvu"Pgy"EqcejHqtogt"Ugcjcymu"fghgpukxg"eqqtfkpcvqt"Iwu Dtcfng{"ceegrvu"Lciwctu"lqd"It was just a matter of time before Gus Bradley became a head coach in the NFL," Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said in a news release, "and the Jacksonville Jaguars are extremely fortunate that Gus will be on our sidelines for many years to come. Dq{"Vwtpgf"Cyc{"htqo Uejqqn"Dgecwug"qh"jku Nqpi"Jckt Lillian Miles Lewis wasn't one to seek the spotlight or attention. But in her own quiet and dignified manner, she commanded it. Friends and family gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, Jan. 7, to honor her legacy. Mrs. Lewis, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta), died New Year's Eve, 2012. She was 73. The two have been married for 44 years, after having been introduced to each other by Xernona Clayton Brady, a longtime friend and Civil Rights activist. Though saddened by the loss of Mrs. Lewis, mourners wanted to celebrate her life and honor the legacy of a woman known for her fierce loyalty, her dedication to the cause of Civil Rights. Roberts Road Elementary, in Hockley had turned away a 5-year-old boy for sporting long hair during enrollment. The boys mother, Ursula Martin, said that her sons hair was not a problem in the previous school that he came from. The family had just moved to Hockley. His father could not understand how the length of his sons hair could affect his education. Martin said: He doesnt feel like he should have to cut his hair to go to school. Schools, usually, have certain protocols, guidelines and rules that they implement to allow organized and smooth operation of the school.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL AMEY, Joyce, 54, died January 8, 2013. BARNUM, Lillie Bell, died January 10, 2013. BENNETT, Geraldine Shaw, 80, died January 8, 2013. BLOOMER, Howard, 67, died January 9, 2013. BURKS, Linda F., 60, died January 11, 2013. BURNSED Florence Rewis, 71, died January 9, 2013. CARMICHAEL Janet, 64, died January 10, 2013. CHANCE, Harold J., 88, died January 11, 2013. CONTENT, Marie Valina, died January 14, 2013. CRAWFORD, Terry Wayne, Sr., 60, died January 7, 2013. DABREO, Marilyn, 55, died January 12, 2013. DENFELD, Dorothy, died January 11, 2013. DILL, Florida, 100, died January 11, 2013. DURST, Willard, 65, died January 9, 2013. FINK, Linda Ann Sauls, died January 9, 2013. FLYNN, Stephanie Felecia, 54, died January 13, 2013. FREEMAN, Dorothy K., 84, died January 13, 2013. FUEGE, Werner G., died January 7, 2013. GARRISON, Nancy Lou, 67, died January 8, 2013. GAY, Elizabeth, 49, died January 9, 2013. GIBSON, Infant Jeremy Cole, died January 11, 2013. GLOVER, Charles, died January 13, 2013. GOOGE, Kathleen, 81, died January 13, 2013. GREEN, Susan S., 59, died January 11, 2013. GUTHRIE, Sabrina Nicole, 19, died January 13, 2013. HAM, Willie, 86, died January 8, 2013. HARRIS Mattie, died January 8, 2013. HAZEN, Harry H., 71, died January 11, 2013. HERRING, George Franklin, died January 10, 2013. HOGAN, Yvonne, died January 9, 2013. HOLZENDORF, Raymond Vance, 64, died January 11, 2013. HOOPER Mae Francis Ivey, 80, died January 7, 2013. HORTON, Ellen May, 92, died January 9, 2013. HUGHES, David Edgar, died January 8, 2013. HUNT, Winola McCleary, died January 8, 2013. JAMES, Willie, Jr., 48, died January 9, 2013. JOHNS, Randy W., 56, died January 9, 2013. JOHNSON, Elizabeth P., 82, died January 10, 2013. JOHNSON, Terrance Andrew, 47, died January 8, 2013. LA MAR, Teegan Elaine, died January 11, 2013. LAXTON, Bobby L., 82, died January 13, 2013. LEE, Sarah Laverne Perry, died January 13, 2013. LEWIS, Oscar, 72, died January 11, 2013. McKELVIN, Elvora C., died January 13, 2013. McSWAIN, William Tim, 58, died January 9, 2013. MELSON, William Devon Billy, 67, died January 8, 2013. MEYERS, Danny Lee, Sr., 64, died January 7, 2013. MOBLEY, Tiquan A., 33, died January 9, 2013. NORMAN, Evelyn Prevatt, 90, died January 8, 2013. OAKLEY, Beth, 33, died January 10, 2013. PERONE, Loveta, 81, died January 13, 2013. POWELL, W illiam G., 61, died January 7, 2013. RACKLEY, Dionni, died January 7, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS CLARK, Robert Bob A., 89, died January 12, 2013. COOPER, Virginia Vann, 73, died January 14, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR JANUARY 19, 2013 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.everyWednesday 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. KINGDOM GENERATION CHURCH 1205 29th St., Orlando, FL. Praise & Worship Service, Sundays at 11:30am; Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Rev. Julius L. Miles, Pastor. Call 407-499-4961 for more information. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Rev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor, 2730 West Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville. Beginning January 2013, a Four Weeks Sermon & Bible Study Series A Call to WorshipPsalm 95:1-3. Each week using the bible and the book The Air I Breathe; Worship as a way of life, by Louie Giglio we will explore, examine and embrace the riches of God that are ours when we worship. Please join us each Sunday for bible study at 9:30am and powerful worship at 11:00am and Wednesday night for dinner (free) at 7:00pm and bible study at 7:30pm. Sunday, January 6, 2013, Topic: Here I am to Worship! Sunday, January 13, 2013, The War for Your Worship, John 4:7-42; Sunday, January 20, 2013, Worship that is ALL IN!Hebrews 13:7-21; Sunday, January 27, 2013, Taste and See that the Lord is Good, Psalm 34:1-10 FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST presents Heart of Worship Workshop. Feature Worship Facilitator Minister James Robbins and Minister of Music Leonard Hunt, Sr. Choir rehearsal Jan. 25, 7 p.m., a workshop session, Jan. 26, 10 a.m., and a concert culminating from the workshop on Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Cost to register is $20. The Rev. Gillard S. Glover is the pastor of First Church, located at 91 Old Kings Road N. Church 386-446-5759. THE 411 RADIO SHOW will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let's all do our part in keeping his dream alive. Happy Birthday Dr. King! Please tune in to "The 411" Radio Show every Wednesday at 1:00 PM on WOKB 1680AM in the Metro Orlando area or stream live @ www.wokbradio.com. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BIRTHDAY OBSERVANCE Youre invited to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance, hosted by the Boylan-Haven Alumnae Association, Jacksonville, Chapter. The event will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 9114 Norfolk Boulevard, The Reverend Dr. Willie J. Bailey, Pastor, Monday, January 21, at 11:00 A.M. Keynote Speaker for the occasion is Mr. Nathaniel Glover, President of Edward Waters College. Please join us in this 28th Annual Celebration. ~*~But let judgment roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Amos 5:24 ERVRemembering the DreamerRev. Martin Luther King, Jr. quoted this powerful scripture in his famous I HAVE A DREAM speech. He believed Gods Word. He took his Bible, the one President Obama will place his hand upon next week, very seriously; so seriously that he repeatedly risked his life to proclaim its message of love for God and love for neighbor. Uncle M.L., like everyone, was far from perfect, but he loved the Lord. It was Gods Word that he used to unite a movement and change our nation. Uncle M.L. was born on January 15, 1929. In remembering him today, I can tell you that he was a kind and gentle man who was used as a strong prophet of God. Many people called him the Black Moses, and the Modern Day Apostle of Love. He was a Baptist preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who was also called to lead the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved Jesus and preached his Word. His sermons such as Rediscovering Lost Values and The Death of Evil on the Seashore reflect his devotion to the Lord and his obedience to Gods call. The themes of his teachings are strongly reflective of the need of Gods love, human repentance and forgiveness. Dr. King was a family man. As one whose bloodline includes ancestors who were not only powerful Gospel preachers, but ex-slaves, Irish sharecroppers, educators, musicians, entrepreneurs and civil rights leaders, we can understand and appreciate how God called Dr. King as a modern day Moses and gave him a prophetic DREAM to help to set the captives free. He and my father, Rev. A. D. King, are brothers, fallen soldiers of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement who now reside in Heaven. Many people dont even know that Martin had a brother and a sister. He was a beloved uncle and family member. The year 2013 will mark several significant landmark anniversaries including 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, 100 years since the formation of the Federal Reserve System, 50 years since the MLK I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH, and the 40th year landmine Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in America. This will surely be a year of transition and there is a need for a deep spiritual awakening. In fact its time for America to wake up before the dream becomes a nightmare. Thank God that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. Happy Birthday Uncle M. L. 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. 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. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339

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JANUARY 19, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 3 Lil Meechie's best friend, Al Robinson, was his next door neighbor. Al had gotten into a bad car accident and both his arms and his legs had been broken. After about three weeks of having no one to play with Lil Meechie knocked on the door of Al's house and asked if he could come out to play soldiers with him. "No he can't Lil Meechie, said Ms. Flo. You know full well that Al cant use his arms or his legs," continued Ms. Flo. "Yeah, I know that," said Lil Meechie "I just want to use him as the sandbag! 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 KVU"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Ft0"MkpiEqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3 DiversityInc. wrote, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to observe civilrights milestones and reflect on next steps. What best practices do top companies use to align this holiday with diversity-management strategies? And how important is it to make the day a holiday? Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on the third Monday of January, is a federal holiday around the time of Dr. Kings Jan. 15 birthday. It was declared a federal holiday in 1986 and is now observed in all 50 states, with South Carolina the last to adopt it, in 2000. According to the Bureau of National Statistics, about a third of private employers now give employees the day off. A questionnaire sent to the 587 participants in the DiversityInc Top 50 survey found that 61 percent close their officesand all but two of the companies on the DiversityInc Top 50 list are closed. 96 percent of the companies in the survey observe the holiday in some way. 65 percent of the companies that close also plan additional events and volunteer efforts for employees. 91 percent of the participants that stay open plan additional events and volunteer efforts for employees. In addition to office closures, the responses show that companies rely on four strategies to commemorate MLK Day: Volunteerism, Resource Groups, Events and Corporate Communications.Rtgukfgpv/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3 4. Direct the attorney general to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks. 5. Propose rule-making to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun. 6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers. 7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign. 8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission). 9. Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. 10. Release a Department of Justice report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement. 11. Nominate a new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 12. Provide law enforcement, first-responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations. 13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime. 14. Issue a presidential memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research the causes and prevention of gun violence. 15. Direct the attorney general to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun-safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies. 16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes. 17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities. 18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school-resource officers. 19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education. 20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover. 21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges. 22. Commit to finalizing mental-health parity regulations. 23. Launch a national dialogue led by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on mental health. The US has an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands Each year about 4.5 million firearms, including approximately 2 million handguns, are sold in the United States An estimated 2 million second hand firearms are sold each year The percentage of American households with a gun has been steadily declining (high of 54% in 1977 to 33% in 2009) The average number of guns per owner has increased from 4.1 in 1994 to 6.9 in 2004. Sources: Injury Prevention (2007); ATF (2000); National Opinion Research Center (2008); Pew Research Center (2009) Gun Deaths: More than 30,000 people are killed by firearms each year in this country More than 30 people are shot and murdered each day 1/2 of them are between the ages of 18 and 35 1/3 of them are under the age of 20 Homicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds And the primary cause of death among African Americans of that age group Gun Homicides (average annually): Less than 50: Japan Less than 150: Germany, Italy, France, etc. Less than 200: Canada More than 10,000: USA Source: IANSA (International Action Network on Small Arms of the United Nations)

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JANUARY 19, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 5 For your endless displays of courage and love that made the world a better place and helped me soar higher than I ever thought possible! I just want to 2013 Publix Asset Management CompanyPublix Joins You in Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2013

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PAGE 4 THE STAR JANUARY 19, 2013 E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks The Chocolate Nutcracker. It was enchanting, magical, dynamic, and elegant. The Laverne Reed adaptation of the classic Nutcracker Ballet premiered in Jacksonville on December 29, 2012 at the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts Moran Theater. The show was brought to town by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter in partnership with the Alpha JAX Foundation. The Jacksonville production combined the talents of local and professional dancers under the direction of Kezia Rolle Executive Director of Jacksonville Centre of the Arts (JCA), and Assistant Director Michelle J. OttleyFisher, Director of Dance at LaVilla School of the Arts. The cast of more than 200 consisted of students of JCA, Principal Guest Artists, and Principal Lead Guest Artists from Ailey II, the second company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. One of the Ailey II featured leads was David Adrian Freeland, Jr ., a Jacksonville native and graduate of local public schools and Jacksonville Center of the Arts. Laverne Reeds Chocolate Nutcracker modifies the original story through the use of themes and characters which portray diverse cultural expressions. In addition to the traditional ballet, other dance styles are incorporated, such as West African and Latin dance, tap, hip-hop, and jazz. The Chocolate Nutcracker tells the story of Claire whose uncle and aunt give her a chocolate nutcracker doll for Christmas. We are treated to the fantasy lands of Claires dreams, among them the Snake Pits, Land of Chocolate Sweets, and Whisper of the Motherland and a host of characters which include the Giant Mamba, Queen Cobra, Sweet Lady and the Sweet Treats, Madagascar Jelly Beans, Peruvian Espresso Dolls, Senegalese Licorice Whip Dolls, and Dew Drop Princess and Prince Cavalier. Its been years since I watched the Nutcracker Suite on television and I never attended the annual live performances. From the moment the curtain went up for the opening story, One Magical Party, I was mesmerized by the graceful and eloquent dance performances, especially those which featured younger dancers. Ironically, the Nutcracker Ballet, as we know it, is based on a revised version written by Alexandre Dumas, the French author of African descent, renowned for his classic tales of the Count of Monte Cristo and the Three Musketeers. For decades, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority brought the Ebony Fashion Fair to town as its annual fundraising event. After Ebony discontinued the hugely popular traveling fashion show in 2009, GRO was challenged with finding another sustaining project. AKA Sandra Thompson had heard about The Chocolate Nutcracker from a former student who lives in Tampa where the show has been presented for fifteen years. Sandra suggested the idea of staging the production to her sorors. And the rest, as they say, is history. Congratulations to AKA members Johnetta Moore, Chairperson, Patricia Mitchell Co-Chairperson, and Sharwonda Peek the Chapters public relations chairperson for a successful event. Chapter President, Mary L. Brown (who also had a role as the Egyptian Queen in The Whisper of the Motherland), looks forward to The Chocolate Nutcracker becoming a holiday tradition in Jacksonville that will be enjoyed by everyone. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1908 at Howard University. The sorority is the oldest Greek letter organization established by AfricanAmerican women. It boasts a membership of over 250,000 college-educated women in more than 975 chapters around the world. Gamma Rho Omega Chapter has engaged in community programs promoting improved social and economic conditions for 70 years. Visit www.groaka.com or www.aka1908.com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Volunteers Needed! The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will host its annual convention October 2 2013 in Jacksonville. The local organization, the James Weldon Johnson Branch, is seeking volunteers for the event. For more information, there will be a meeting at The Ritz Theater and Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, 32209 on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. Visit www.asalh-jaxfl.org or www.asalh.org Claire (played by Faith Norton) and The Chocolate Nutcracker Emerging Young Leaders of AKA Gamma Rho Omega Chapter with Shirley Ealey and Justine Reddick, Chairperson (r) Left: Anest Schell McCarthy warmly greeted theater attendees. Right: Director Kezia Rolle and AKA Mary L. Brown, President, Gamma Rho Omega Chapater Left to right, Patricia Mitchell, Co-Chairperson, Johnetta Moore, Chairperson, and Sharwonda Peek, the Chapter's Public Relations Chairperson

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PAGE 6 THE STAR JANUARY 19, 2012 78 Arrested in Massive Undercover Prostitution Investigation 78 were arrested by detectives who conducted a four-day investigation into prostitution. Detectives investigated online e-commerce sites related to men and women who were advertising to commit prostitution and solicit for prostitution. During this investigation they discovered three young children who were left in the care of men they likely didnt know, while their mother traveled to the undercover location to prostitute. Subsequently, the mother said these young children were dropped off to be in the care of a neighbor. Later the mother had no idea what was going on when the children were with the detectives. Detectives said that the potential dangers these children faced were unthinkable. Many of those that were arrested have past offenses, a number of which included felony arrest histories. One suspect, Willie Steven Allen, 48, having up to 38 total arrests. One suspect was a wanted sexual predator with a warrant for failure to register, another wanted for grand theft. Many were also charged with drug possession. Some of those arrested had reputable jobs, such as working in Information Technology, medical technician, laborers, and restaurant servers. Another was a retired American Airline Pilot and one was a Microbiologist employed by a food testing lab in Georgia. A woman named Dalavone Keobandith, 26, claimed to be an award winning Porn Star and Claude Riley III, 25, was said to be a transsexual suspect who worked for MAC Cosmetics. There was also 32-year-old Jeremiah Hintz, who wanted to go into law enforcement, was attending a community college and was to graduate on January 16, 2013 from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. A total of 78 suspects were arrested. 18 admitted they were married. One male and female suspect were married to each other. 50 admitted to being employed and 26 said they were unemployed. 14 told detectives they were receiving government aid; one suspect denied receiving aid, however had food stamps in her possession. 31 have criminal arrest histories, 9 of whom are registered felons. Felons from this investigation have a combined total of 339 past charges; of those, 42 prior violent crime charges, including armed robbery, robbery, aggravated assault (with and without a deadly weapon), aggravated battery, battery domestic violence, stalking, rape, kidnapping, and child abuse. 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. Willie Allen Dalavone Keobandith Claude Riley III Jeremiah Hintz 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: Donavon P. Harris Age: 15 Weight: 155 lbs Last seen: 12/31/12 Name: Stacey Kourtney Byrd Age: 16 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 12/25/12 Name: Breeanna Jade Curry Age:15 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 12/20/12 Name: Paradise Jasmine Irving Age: 16 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 1/06/12MOSTWANTED Name: Corey Braynon Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon, Domestic Battery Strangle Name: Ronnie Jermaine Bridges Offense: False Imprisonment, Domestic Battery Strangle Name: Joshua E. Brinson Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property, Commercial Fraud Gun Safety Safe and secure storage of your firearm is one of your most important responsibilities. You must always secure your firearm and ammunition so that they are not accessible to children or other unauthorized persons. Even if you do not own a gun, there's a good chance that your children will encounter one someday. Your children's friends might live in homes with guns, or your children might find one that a criminal has discarded. According to Safe Kids USA : Nearly two-thirds of firearm-owning parents with school-age children believe they keep their firearm safely away from their children. However, one study found that when a gun was in the home, 75 percent to 80 percent of firstand second-graders knew where it was kept. Few children under age 8 can reliably distinguish between real and toy guns or fully understand the consequences of their actions. Yet children as young as age 3 are strong enough to pull the trigger of many handguns. Important Safety Tips : Always treat the gun as loaded. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. Always keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it. Never point the gun at anything you don't intend to destroy. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the gun you are using. Always use proper ammunition. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before loading and shooting. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, hold your shooting position for several seconds; then with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, carefully unload the gun. Don't rely on the gun's safety to keep it from firing. Be aware of your surroundings when handling guns so you don't trip or lose your balance and accidentally point and/or fire the gun at anyone or anything. Rules for Safe Gun Storage : Keep all guns and ammunition out of the reach of children, untrained adults, and those who would use them improperly. Always keep your guns locked in a Gun Safe that cannot be easily broken into or taken away. If one is not available, use a Cable Lock or Trigger Lock (one that goes behind the trigger is preferred) and store the guns out of the reach of those who should not have access to them. Keep the keys to gun safes and gun locks hidden and out of the reach of those who should not have access to them. Store your guns unloaded and with the safety on. Keep the guns dry, cleaned, and oiled while in storage. Store guns and ammunition in a dry cool place and away from heat and fire. Your Safety Woman Faces 15 Charges for Using Stolen Debit Card A woman was arrested after using a stolen debit card from someone she knew. A woman reported five transactions that were made on her debit card that was stolen from her. She said she did notice Tiquisha Devona Bennett, 25, standing close and watching her type in herPIN number when they were out together. The woman told detectives she had custody of Bennetts children due to her drug habit and invited Bennett into her home to visit the kids. When the woman said she attempted to use her debit card later, it was not in her purse. Detectives said there were five separate charges made at multiple locations totaling up to $356. Detectives obtained surveillance video from the five stores that clearly showed Bennett using the stolen card at an ATM machine withdrawing cash. Bennett was arrested for five counts of criminal use of personal identification information, fraudulent use of a credit card, and five counts of petit theft. She remains in jail on $20,000 bond. This is Bennetts 11th booking and she is said to be a convicted felon. Tiquisha Bennett Woman Finds iPhone in WalMart Restroom and Demands Owner $100 for Return A woman was arrested after finding an iPhone in the womans restroom and demanding a $100 from the owner to return it. Police received a call at 11 p.m. after a woman said she accidently left her iPhone in the WalMart restroom. When she went back to get it, it was missing. The woman told detectives she pinged the phone with the built in GPS locator and gave the location and address of where the phone was. She said she continued to ping the iPhone several times and each time it came back to the same address. The woman said she was contacted by a woman who claimed to have her phone. The woman, later identified as Rene Marie Glynn, 43, advised she would give the phone back but it would be at a cost. Glynn said if she didnt give her money ,she would sell the phone on eBay. The victims boyfriend spoke to Glynn and asked what was needed to get the phone back and Glynn said she wanted $100. Glynn told the boyfriend to meet her at a different WalMart. Detectives contacted the police to pose as the boyfriend and meet with Glynn. Glynn however changed plans to meet her at the original WalMart instead where the phone was stolen from. Detectives met the boyfriend at the WalMart and waited for Glynn to show up. The boyfriend made contact with Glynn in the store and told her he would not give her any money and wanted the phone back. Glynn then walked out and got into a pickup truck in the parking lot. The boyfriend followed and then offered Glynn $20, which she accepted. He got the phone back and detectives showed up asking Glynn to get out of the pickup. Glynn was arrested for grand theft and dealing in stolen property This was her ninth booking with 23 records. She remains on $7,500 bond. Renie Glynn

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LOCAL JANUARY 19, 2013 PAGE 7 Jacksonville Florida Florida A&M University Honors Students Garner Top Awards at Conference TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Twenty-seven Florida A&M University (FAMU) Honors Program students garnered top awards during the 21stAnnual Honors Conference of the National Association of African-American Honors Programs (NAAAHP). Hosted by Claflin University and South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., FAMU students placed in many activities including first place in the Academic Quiz Bowl and Model African Union competitions. Anchored by senior bio-chemistry student Oleta Johnson, the Academic Quiz Bowl team also included senior biology/pre-medicine student Clasherrol H. Edwards, freshman pre-mechanical engineering student Onoride Onokpise and junior biology/pre-medicine student Evan Smith. Nine delegates from FAMU represented the country of Nigeria in the Model African Union competition against Benedict College and South Carolina State University as the team researched issues prior to the conference, received daily assignments, researched them, and submitted the assignments to the facilitator. The competition exposed the delegation to many social, political, economic, health, cultural and security issues and concerns as they pondered the role of current geopolitics in strengthening or weakening the resolve of the African Union and discovered multi-faceted and contemplative approaches in addressing world challenges. The delegation consisted of pharmacy student Maroua Abouelhouda, junior biology/premedicine student Nellena Adekoya, sophomore English student Candace Daymond, junior chemistry student Alexandra Celusma, first professional year pharmacy student Jezreel Davis, sophomore pre-nursing student Shanele Jackson, senior chemistry student Kayla Simmion, sophomore chemistry student Kyle Steen, and pre-pharmacy student Kristen Williams. FAMU was represented by junior biology student Cassie Hobbs and first professional year pharmacy major Courtney Stewart in the Debate Tournament, which eight colleges and universities competed. In addition to participating in the Academic Quiz Bowl, Model African Union and Debate Tournament, 10 students presented papers on many diverse and fascinating topics such as business administration student Patrese Anderson, Useful Math and Statistics Analysis; pharmacy student Alethia Hinds, Premature Birth in the United States; junior mathematics student Sasha Matthews, How Low Can Crime Go? Measuring the Decline in Crime and Setting Realistic Crime Reduction Targets; junior accounting student Sharonda Moore, African American Nonchalence; sophomore pharmacy student Raven Mosley, Battle of Complexions; senior biology/pre-medicine student Shaena-Rene Robinson, Avian Habitat Destruction; senior chemistry student Martika Moss, Junkanoo: A Bahamaian Festival and Tradition; and senior mathematics student Lauren Thomas, The History of Zero. Senior biology student Tamieka Atkinson and senior environmental science student Frank Johnson presented papers and posters, respectively: Prostate Cancer: The Greatest Threat to African-American Mens Mortality and Using G.I.S. Software to Create Maps Used by the National Weather Service to Aid in Damage Assessment. Also presenting posters were junior physical therapy student Tara Kazemfar, One-for-One: TOMS Shoe Company and senior molecular biology major Zachary Walker, Silencing Transcription by Kluyveromuces latics Origin Recognition Complex. Other featured events of the conference included the awards gala and Honors Got Talent, which was participated in by Atomic Attack: Tamieka Atkinson, Martika Moss and Zachary Walker, who lively entertained the audience with a creative mathematics rap and dance routine. Also assisting the students and attending the conference were Honors Program faculty and staff: Academic Coordinator Sam Brown, Adviser/Counselor Ravares Conner, Administrative Coordinator Frances McMillon and Director/Professor of English Emma Waters Dawson. Jack and Jill BeautillionThe Jacksonville Chapter of Jack and Jill had their 4th and final Workshop for the (9) young men that have participated in this Biannual Les Beautillion Militaire event. The Beaux participated in self empowering workshops, community service projects, dance lessons and educational workshops in preparation for the Beautillion which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel on March 23, 2013. This past Sunday January 6, 2013, Floyd Willis, M.D., Chairman of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic lead the workshop that focused on Choices for Adolescent Males. Prior the workshop, a few Beaus were interviewed by Deborah Cannington and asked the question How does this experience going to help you in the future? Beau Cameron Spruill mentioned that So far we have been in four workshopsletting me know more about myself and helping me to become a better person, finding out ways to prepare myself in life. The persons holding the workshop is proving information to help me throughout life. Beau Ahmon Lott mentioned that this experience is going to help a lot by meeting new people, learning how to interact and network, learning things that will help me for the e futurethe workforce and life. The workshops included the following: Workshop #1 Focus, Spiritual Growth Spiritual Journey Into Manhood Workshop #2 Focus, Career Building Taking Charge of Your Life Panel Discussion Workshop #3 Focus, Leadership & Team Building Team Building and Leadership Training Workshop #4 Focus, Healthy & Safe Lifestyle Choices for Adolescent Males Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop Music Cameron Spruill Ahmon Lott Cameron Spruill, Austin Cannington, Rhyxan Baker, Dr. Floyd Willis, MD, Ahmon Lott, Neal Jefferson, Jordon Mitchell January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month(SPM Wire) No matter what your financial situation is like, theres one way you can give back to your community that wont cost you a penny. According to the American Red Cross, more than 44,000 blood donations are needed daily. While its always the right time to give blood, January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, a great reminder to make an appointment. As the new year begins, consider making regular blood donations a part of your 2013 schedule. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people. To find out where you can give blood and to schedule your appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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SheDazzle Dazzles St Marys With First Annual ExpoPAGE THESTAR JANUARY, 2013 By Arthia Nixon Photos Angela Favor-Morrell Florida/Georgia Star Staff (St Marys, Georgia) It is often said that two heads are better than one. When those two heads belong to a pair of friends seeking to promote unity in the community and an all out way to promote small area businesses, you find out that great minds can pursue great endeavors. Such is the case with Kendrah Wilson from St. Mary's and Keshia Melendez, originally from North Carolina. These married mothers are now balancing their family life and friendship with empowerment and entrepreneurship as the ladies behind the first annual SheDazzle Expo. The success of the expo, held in December already as St Marys and surrounding towns abuzz with the potential of other events on the roster. The first annual SheDazzle Expo was held in Camden County and we saw participants from as far away as Melbourne, Florida sending in their fashion and beauty products to be displayed, Melendez said. We established and created this company to enhance the lifestyle of women, she explained. Our company consists of women who make equal decisions of expressions to enhance the relationship between all women. The SheDazzle staff travels worldwide to help other organizations change the communication and network that has so plagued a generational curse of women unable www.SouthernWomensShow.com btnfrtnt frFebruary 15-17Savannah International Trade & Convention CenterFood | Fashion | Celebrity Guests Health | Beauty | Lifestyle D AZZLINGDUO:Keshia Melendez (right)and Kendrah Wilsons SheDazzle is a big hit for business minded women in southand coastal Georgia. to unite and enjoy each others company. She pointed out that as a stylist with relaxed hair, she and Wilson, a hospital coordinator with natural hair have no problem supporting each other professionally. She said too often, businesses are focused on competing in the worst ways and as a result there is still a separation. We are basically promoting unity in the community, added Melendez. We are focused on bringing together men and women, all races, creeds, colors we are all in this as one. While SheDazzle is located in St Marys the ladies revealed that they will be taking the expo on the road very soon by request. For more information on upcoming events, visit www.facebook.com/shedazzleshedazzle

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No. 1 Ranked Giants Continue Winning Steak On Home CourtJANUARY 19, 2013 THESTAR PAGE By ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star The winning streak continued on Wednesday for the defending ABA Jacksonville Giants who have won 19 games and lost one so far for the season. After their GIANTS sack Birmingham Blitz, 119-83 win over the Birmingham Blitz, the Giants reclaimed their top spot in the ABA Power Rankings. This is shaping up to be a great season; we have some very good teams in the top 15-20, all of which are capable of winning the ABA Championship this season, stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO. January and FebruaryFALCONS TO HOST 49ers IN NFC CHAMPIONSHIPGAME Hawks Beat Nets,109-95 Despite Smiths One Game SuspensionBy ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Josh Smiths one-game suspension didn't seem to affect the Atlanta Hawks when they won109-95 over the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night at Philips Arena. Hawks President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Danny Ferry confirmed Smith was suspended and fined for an undisclosed amount for conduct detrimental to the team. Josh and I discussed the issue and he understood and accepted this course of action, said Ferry. We are confident that he will respond positively, learn from this experience and come back with a renewed sense of purpose to the team moving forward. "Clearly I am competitive and was frustrated by our recent losses, said Smith. I understand and respect the team's actions and just want to get back on the court to do whatever is necessary to help my teammates. I apologize for letting them down and apologize to our fans for not being available for tonight's game." That however, did not stop the show for the Hawks. Shining bright was Jeff Teague (pictured) who delivered a career-high 28 points supported by Devin Harris with 18 points and 5 assists. Photo by Getty Images/NBABy ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star From the day a little boy joins his first flag team, he is told there is no crying in football. In the case of Atlanta Falcons player Tony Gonzalez, after the stunning 30-28 victory of the Seattle Seahawks, crying is certainly allowed when you consider that after playing for nine seasons, he may very well be one step closer to earning a football championship. Gonzalez did not hold back tears as he embraced his family, team members and coaches following the win which has Atlanta excited to host Sunday's NFC Championship game. "I cant tell you how happy I am for Tony Gonzalez personally, said Head Coach Mike Smith after the game. He just did what hes done his entire career. He went out and played the game the way its supposed to be played and the way its supposed to practiced. Hes a big reason that weve had the success that weve had on our football team. Watching him practice rubs off on everyone on our football team, not just the wide receivers, tight ends and offensive players. He affects everybody. Hes a special football player and hes a special human being." I like the way we started the game, he said. I like the way we played the first half. Obviously, the second half of the ballgame we did not play our best. To give up a 20-point lead is something that you have to concern yourself with. Seattle is an excellent football team. They never quit and we had one hell of a game. My hats off to them. He went on to say: The one thing, and I know people say I use certain words too much, but that group is a resilient group. That is a resilient group. They dont quit. There is no quit with that football team. Just like the team that we played today. There is no quit in them either." should be very interesting as several of these top teams play one another. After a last minute venue change which ended up having the Savannah Grizzlies being hosted in Jacksonville at the Bob Hayes Sports Complex and Legends Center, the Giants gave the home crowd something to cheer for. By the first half, the Savannah Grizzlies were chasing the Giants who led the game 83-55. By the time the Grizzlies scored 88 points in the third quarter, the Giants were well at 120. By the final buzzer, the Giants took them down winning 164-123, 53 of those points scored by Jermaine Bell.

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