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Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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Jacksonville Fla
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African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

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

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

Subjects

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

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

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000581378
oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
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UF00028362:01136

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serving you since 1951. Rated A+Ž by the Better Business Bureau An Award Winning Publication Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers.thefloridastar.com Listen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show. The peoples choice The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star!(904) 766-8834Still The Peoples Choice! STRIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! www.thefloridastar.com FEBRUARY 9 FEBRUARY 15, 2013 VOL. 62 NO. 41 STILL ONLY 50 CENTS Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, Or Credit CardsAccepted Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com ad@thefloridastar.com Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Editorial...............................1 Church..........................2 Youth News...............................3 Talk of the Town...........................4 Columns..............................5 Crime and Justice........................6 Local-Florida................................7 Local-Georgia........................8 Sports........................9 Community.....................10 Classified...............11 Business........ ............................12 .... 12 I N S I D ESee Inside Church Talk of the Town Local Florida-Georgia Sports Community FREE TICKETS Call 904-766-8834 MISSINGCHILDREN SEE Crime & Justice INSIDE: See Page 9, Sports ATLANTA HAWKS CHEERLEADERS BRINGITIN BIKINISPresident Addresses Nation On Guns As Brunswick Cops Reveal Alarming Statistics75 YEAR-OLDARRESTED IN CONNECTIONWITHDOUBLE DEATHINDALLAS President Barack Obama delivers remarks following a roundtable discussion with local leaders and law enforcement officials on how to reduce gun violence, at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center in Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 4, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star DALLAS, TX 75 year-old Chung Kim is behind bars after alledgedly shooting a couple in front of their one month-old daughter, the youngest of their five children in their Dallas apartment. Dead are Michelle Jackson and her boyfriend Jamie Stafford. As was indicated in the above left photo uploaded to the Facebook account of Michelle ItsInevitable Jackson in November 2012, the couple were happy with their four oldest children and had recently welcomed their newest addition to the family. In fact. she had labelled the photo My Family, We are So BlessedŽ. According to reports, Kim (pictured right) was annoyed with the couple sweeping dog droppings off their condo porch onto his patio. Staffords Facebook account showed him with many photographs of his beloved pet pitbull or his newborn baby. Reports stated that Kim had gone to management about the dog using the porch above his patio for a bathroom but on Monday, he took matters into his own hands. It is believed that he shot Jackson from his patio and then went upstairs where he entered their home and shot Stafford. Both were shot multiple times and the infant was unharmed. If convicted of capital murder, Kim could face the life without parole or the death penality. Who run the world? Girls!Ž sang Beyonce` and after watching Superbowl XLVII, many may not remember the Ravens won over the 49ers 34-31, but they will be able to recall the girl power that hit the stage, in what some are calling a proud moment for black women. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams reunited with the superstar singing her Single Ladies hit and Independent Women from their Destinys Child days. Meanwhile, Alicia Keys provided a slow jazz rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and Jennifer Hudson was joined by the Sandy Hook Elementary choir to sing America The Beautiful The school gripped international news following a mass shooting last year. What a proud day for AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN!!!!Ž Beyonce` wrote in a note posted on her Instagram. Kelly, Michelle, Alicia, JHud. You are all beautiful, talented, and showed so much class! It was an honor to perform at the Superbowl with you phenomenal ladies. Love, BeyonceŽ By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star President Barack Obama is getting support from Hollywood heavyweights with his gun reform campaign. President Obama was in Minnesota last week, where he met with local police officers, community leaders, and people who themselves had been victims or whose families had been victims of gun violence. It is his goal to prevent more massacres like the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown and the Aurora theatre tragedy: One of the things that struck me was that even though those who were sitting around that table represented very different communities, from big cities to small towns, they all believe its time to take some basic, common-sense steps to reduce gun violence. We may not be able to prevent every massacre or random shooting,Ž he said. No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe. But if theres even one thing we can do, if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try.Ž A part of the presidents plan to which includes legislative and executive action that combined would close background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands; ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and taking other common-sense steps to reduce gun violence; make schools safer; and increase access to mental health services. Despite that, this week, a student was shot by another at Atlantas Price Middle School. In a report obtained by our media house reflecting firearms stolen from within city limits in 2012, the Brunswick Police Department is stressing the importance of responsible gun ownershipŽ.SISTERSSTARINSUPERBOWL XLVIIRihanna And Chris Brown Appear In LA Court LOSANGELES, CA Chris Brown was in court Wednesday to face prosecutors on whether or not he completed community services following his 2009 assault on Rihanna. Browns recent parking-lot brawl with singer Frank Ocean was said to demonstrate anger-management issues. Rihanna herself stole the show when she blew a kiss to Brown upon his entering the courtroom. The pair, who showed they were indeed a couple left together. SEEPAGE8 Judge Denies Zimmermans Request On Trayvons 18th Birthday We are four months away from a trial date,Ž Judge Debra S. Nelson of Circuit Court told George Zimmermans defense lawyers during a contentious hearing on Tuesday. I dont see any of your issues to be insurmountable.Ž Tuesday would have marked Trayvon Martins 18th birthday, had his life not been cut short following his widely publicized shooting death involving Zimmerman who was hoping for a 5 month delay in the case. Outside court, the crowd sang Happy Birthday Trayvon STATEWIDE MANHUNT FOR FORMER LAPD OFFICER On Thursday, ex-cop California Christop her Jordan Doner, 33 had officers going to p rotect his potential victims and bring him in. "I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty," he had warned in an online post. "Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared. That's what this is about, my name. A man is nothing without his name." He is linked to at least two deaths, one of a cops daughter.

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GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCHproudly announces the 37th Anniversary Celebration for Pastor Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr. February 10th and February 17th. Special Anniversary Worship Services, Sunday, February 10th at 4:00pm. Spoken word by Bishop Virgil Jones, Philippian Community Church. Guest Churches: Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Dr. Robert Herring; Mt Vernon Baptist Church, Pastor Reverend Kelly Brown. Sunday, February 17th at 4:00pm. Spoken word by Dr. John Guns, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Churches: First Missionary Baptist Church of Jacksonville Beach, Pastor Dr. Marvin McQueen, Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Reverend Brian Campbell, St. Johns Baptist Church, Pastor Reverend Steve Jenkins. All services will be held at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, 1880 West Edgewood Avenue. For more information, please contact the Church at 764-9257. JACKSONVILLE, FL ARLINE Doyle, died February 1, 2013. BAKER Eston, died January 31, 2013. BARTLEY David Tanka, died January 31, 2013. BRIDGEMAN, Loraine Irene, 87, died January 29, 2013. CHAPMAN, Eugene Gene Thomas, Jr., 53, died January 28, 2013. CORBETT, Joseph, 73, died January 31, 2013. CORVIN Dr. George, 76, died February 1, 2013. COSTA Jeanne Anne, 88, died February 2, 2013. COTE Victor H., 92, died February 3, 2013. DUBOWSKI Angela, 75, died January 31, 2013. DUNNING Mayra, 68, died February 1, 2013. EVANS, Leonard Bernard, died January 31, 2013. GLASGOW Carolyn Tenney, 61, died January 31, 2013. GREEN Patricia, died February 3, 2013. GUSWILER Linda C., died February 3, 2013. HALL Mattie, died February 3, 2013. HAMILTON, Anna Jean, 76, died January 28, 2013. HARRIS, Anthony, 38, died January 28, 2013. JOHNSON Joseph Ealey, died February 2, 2013. JOHNSON Julia W., died January 31, 2013. JOHNSON, Sandra G., died February 1, 2013. JOYNER, James L., 54, died February 2, 2013. LANG, Clarence J., 71, died January 31, 2013. McCONNELL, Paul J., 86, died January 27, 2013. McDONALD Ralph Reggie, 72, died February 1, 2013. McNAIR, Carl Emory, died January 29, 2013. NEWSOME Nelda, 87, died January 28, 2013. OBERTO, Bertha F., 73, died February 1, 2013. PERRY Robert J., Sr., 82, died January 29, 2013. PIKE, Daniel C., Jr., 64, died January 28, 2013. REDMAN, Earsell, 93, died January 31, 2013. RICHARDSON James J., 84, died January 29, 2013. ROBINSON Catherine, 96, died January 31, 2013. SAULS Robert, Jr., 69, died January 31, 2013. WALLACE, Avis Sikes, 88, died February 3, 2013. WHITNEY, Katherine O., died January 30, 2013. WILLIAMS Eva, died February 1, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BECKHAM Alvin David, 85, died January 30, 2013. EULONIA Malinda Alston, died February 6, 2013. HERRIN, Leslie LaRue,Ž 72, died February 1, 2013. ROBINSON Lucille, 88, died February 6, 2013. WRIGHT, Patricia H., 81, died February 2, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR FEBRUARY 9, 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.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE MAKES FINAL PLANS TO WELCOME MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CONVENTION, USA, INC. TO THE ANNUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING AND 35TH F. L. LIVINGSTON INSTITUTE TO BEGIN SUNDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 17, AT UNION HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Hosted by three local Primitive Baptist Churches in Huntsville, Alabama (Saint Bartley, Union Hill, and Indian Creek) and three local pastors (Elders William T. Gladys, Oscar L. Montgomery, and Timothy Rainey), the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., under the leadership of its 13th president, Elder Dr. Bernard C. Yates of Pensacola, Florida, will convene its Annual Board of Directors' Meeting and 35th F. L. Livingston Institute at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa, 800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, beginning Sunday night, February 17, through Wednesday morning, February 20, 2013. (Yates---who has led the organization for almost 18 months---was installed as president on February 20, 2012 in Pensacola, Florida.) Held annually during the month of February, national officers, auxiliary heads, regional vice presidents, state presidents, moderators, pastors, elders, and laity assemble to: 1) conduct business on behalf of the national body; 2) participate in worship experiences; 3) promote evangelism and the study of God's Word; and, 4) fellowship with each other. In addition, President Yates will share with the delegation the State of the Convention and God's vision and direction for the Convention. The public is invited to attend Institute Lectures and Evening Worship Services. The Institute Lectures will be held on February 19 and 20, 11:45 a.m., at Embassy Suites Hotel. Elder Dr. James Chester, pastor of Orthodox Zion Primitive Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Florida, is the lecturer. Evening Worship Services are scheduled to begin at seven o'clock---beginning Sunday, February 17, Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church; Monday, February 18, Saint Bartley Primitive Baptist Church; and Tuesday, February 19, at Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church, respectively. The guest preacher on Sunday night is Elder Cedric Williams, pastor of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, Florida; and, the guest preacher on Monday and Tuesday nights is Reverend H. B. Charles, pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida. The North Alabama Primitive Baptist District Choir will provide the music each night. Live Internet Sreaming of evening services can be viewed "LIVE" from Huntsville, Alabama, on Sunday, February 17, through Tuesday, February 19, via www.faithvideoondemand.com, at seven o'clock CST. Inspired by the goals of UNION, PEACE, and PROGRESS among Primitive Baptists of African heritage in the United States of America, this movement was organized in 1907 as the Colored Primitive Baptists of America (now known as the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.---representing churches in 18 states) by Dr. Clarence Frances Sams of Key West, Florida and Elder George S. Crawford of DeLand, Florida. 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 Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž 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 Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr.

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FEBRUARY 9, 2013THE STARPAGE 3 A then 6 year old Lil Meechie was with his grandma at Butterfield's Drugs. He slowly slipped away from his grandma and walked into the pharmacy area to pick up a box of tampons. He gave them to the lady at the register. The cashier looked at the boy and asked, "Hi. Are these for your mom?" Lil Meechie... thinks for a moment and says, "Umm, no.....duh" The cashier says, "Oh. Then they're for your sister?" Lil Meechie gives here that famous look that only Lil meechie can give and says, "Uh-unh." The cashier, remembering that he did walk in with his grandma says, "Oh. Then they must be for your granny!" Lil Meechie says, "Nope. (but I should tell her to touch her nose)" The cashier is now really confused. Finally she asks, "Well, what are you going to do with them?" Lil Meechie says, "Well, I'm not sure yet. But on TV, they said if I buy these I can go fishing and swimming and horseback riding, and other fun things. How much are they?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 Ogfkectg"Ogfkecn"Fktgevqt"Lqd"Qrrqtvwpkv{E4E"Uqnwvkqpu."Kpe."yyy0e4ekpe0eqo."jcu"eqpvtcevu"ykvj"vjg"Egpvgtu hqt"Ogfkectg"("Ogfkeckf"Ugtxkegu"vq"ugtxg"cu"vjg"pcvkqpcn"kpfgrgpfgpv gpvkv{"vq"tguqnxg"rc{ogpv"fkurwvgu"dgvyggp"Ogfkectg"Cfxcpvcig qticpk|cvkqpu."Rtkxcvg"Hgg"hqt"Ugtxkeg"Rncpu"("fggogf"("pqp/eqpvtcev/ gf"rtqxkfgtu0"" Vjg"Ogfkectg"Ogfkecn"Fktgevqt"rtqxkfgu"ogfkecn"ngcfgtujkr"cpf"swcnkv{ qxgtukijv"hqt"vjg"vcum"qtfgt"qt"rtqlgev0"Swcnkhkecvkqpu"kpenwfg< Fgitgg"qh"Ogfkecn"Fqevqt"qt"Fqevqt"qh"Quvgqrcvj{ Ewttgpv"uvcvg"Ogfkecn"nkegpug Dqctf"egtvkhkecvkqp Hkxg"{gctu"enkpkecn"gzr Ocpcigogpv"gzr"cu"c"Ogfkecn"Fktgevqt" Gzvgpukxg"mpqyngfig"qh"vjg"Ogfkectg"rtqitco."kpenwfkpi"vjg eqxgtcig"cpf"rc{ogpv"twngu Cdknkv{"vq"eqoowpkecvg"jgcnvj"ectg"crrgcn"kuuwgu"vq"xctkqwu uvcmgjqnfgtu Mpqyngfig"qh"Ogfkectg"tgiwncvkqpu."enckou"cfokpkuvtcvkqp."cpf ogfkecn"tgxkgy"rtqeguuguTqfpg{"Jwtuv"cpf"Cnvqp"[cvgu"‡" Dncem"Jkuvqt{"Jqpqtggu nd Alton Yates – Black H St. hon ser you dow kno the ax com St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2730 West Edgewood Avenue, will honor Rodney H ur s t a n d A l t on Y a t e s at its 11:00 a.m. worship service on February 17 during Black History Month. During their youth, they organized the first sit-in at a lunch counter in downtown Jacksonville on February 13, 1960. That day became known as Ax Handle SaturdayŽ as the youth and other Blacks in the downtown area were beaten by hundreds of whites carrying ax handles. Both men grew up to be successful members of the community, never wavering in their fight for equal rights for all. Dncem"HcevuFkf"{qw"mpqyAIsabella Baumfree changed her name to Sojourner Truth and became one of the first African Americans to lecture publicly against slavery. Math whiz David Harold Blackwell was the first African American to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1965. In February 1870, the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted giving blacks in America the right to vote. We enjoy the inventions of Otis Boykin (1920-1982) every day. He created over 28 different devices including an improved electrical resistor thats used in TVs. Michael Jackson won 17 Grammy Awards and was a double inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Next time you hit a home run, think of Henry HankŽ Aaron. He set a Major League record with 755 home runs. At the age of 26, William Alexander Scott II founded the Atlanta Daily World (1928) which became the 20th centurys first black daily newspaper. Vocalist Marian Anderson was the first African American to perform at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York. James Baskett was the first African American man to receive an Academy Award. Cathay Williams was the first and only known female Buffalo Soldier. Paul Robeson became an All-American football star, a linguist, a famous actor and a singer. Carter G. Woodson created Black History Month. The month of February was chosen because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Harriet Tubman was a hero who helped others gain their freedom from slavery. In 1897, Queen Victoria awarded her a silver medal for bravery. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. graduated from high school at age 15. In 1871, Jefferson Long of Georgia became the first African American to make an official speech in the House of Representative. Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to serve on the U. S. Supreme Court.OQTG"DNCEM"HCEVUJane Bolin was the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School and the first black female judge in the United States. Ebenezer D. Bassett was named the first U.S. Minister-Resident to Haiti in 1869, making him the first African-American diplomat. Clara McLaughlin initiated the journalism major at Howard University, was editor of the Universitys yearbook which was the first black college to receive the All-American Award for a student publication; wrote the first book for Black parents on child care, published by a major publishing company, and became the first African American female to be founder and largest shareholder of a network affiliated (CBS) television station. She also became the owner of The Florida Star and The Georgia Star Newspapers. William Willie the ProŽ Thrower was the first African American to play as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).

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FEBRUARY 9, 2013THE STARPAGE 5 PUBLIX CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY Stories found between the pages of books arent the only way families satisfy their craving for knowledge of a culture rich in heritage and history. Meals steeped in tradition and served on treasures passed down through generations also nourish their souls.

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PAGE 4THE STARFEBRUARY 9, 2013 Celebrating African-American History Month Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.JANUARY 21 IN HISTORY1824 The Ashanti people defeated the British at Accra, Ghana, West Africa. 1824 Confederate Gen. Thomas J. StonewallŽ Jackson was born in Virginia. 1830 African-American residents of Portsmouth, Ohio were forcibly deported by the citys authorities for violation of Black Laws, which required payment of $500 guarantee ing good behavior and producing a court paper as proof that they were free. 1861 Jef ferson Davis of Mississippi and four other southern senators, including David Yulee of Florida, resign in support of the confederacy. 1949 The first inaugural parade is televised (Harry Truman). 1964 Journalist and columnist, Carl T Rowan, named director of the U.S. Information Agency. 1985 Because January 20 had fallen on a Sunday, Ronald Reagans public inaugural cere mony, for his second term as President, was moved to Monday, January 21. 1987 BB King donated his 7,000 records collection to the University of Mississippi. 2003 The U.S. Census Bureau says Hispanics have moved past African-Americans as the largest minority group in the United States. 2013 The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is celebrated. 2013 Barack Hussein Obama takes the oath of office for his 2ndterm as the 44thPresident of the United States Note: President Obama, in his 2ndterm, is still the 44thPresident. The President elected after he leaves office in 2016 will be the 45thPresident. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Inauguration Brunch and Lunch.Delores Gardner-James, hersiblings, and in-laws Angela Gardner Sherman, Paul and Irma Gardner Rutger, Martha Gardner, and Ossie Gardner, Jr. … hosted an elegant feast in their beautiful Emilys Walk home on Jacksonvilles Westside in honor of the presidential inaugural ceremonies. To everyones delight, President Obama made a special appearance at the Gardner-James event, greeting guests and graciously posing for photographs as they arrived. Jerry and Wendy Hinton were the officialŽ Whitehouse photographers for the day. (LOL). Each guest was invited to sign a memento which commemorated the days historic event. Dressed in Obama paraphernalia, guests exploded into thunderous applause, flag waving, and champagne toasts as the President took the Oath of Office and delivered a rousing inaugural address. The speechs opening hinted at the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.Ž The President referenced the cruel irony of a nation built on the principles of freedom as it advanced the chattel system of slavery: Through blood drawn by lash, and blood drawn by sword, we noted that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half slave, and half free.Ž The media, in the aftermath, promoted the hoopla about Beyonces performance of the National Anthem (in the words of Hillary Clinton, Who cares?Ž. Beyonce can sing!). We luncheon guests enjoyed Roz Burroughs impromptu performance of God Bless America (by request of the hostess) and can attest that it was a beautifully delivered acapella vocal, which was live! There was so much fine food that was deliciously prepared and invitingly arrayed. The Continental Brunch/Buffet included assorted fruit and fruit juices, croissants, cheeses, cream cheese Danish, pork link sausage links, coffee, tea, and bottled water. As if that wasnt enough, lunch consisted of tossed salad with Vidalia onion vinaigrette dressing, yellow rice and gravy, baked chicken quarters, glazed baby carrots, green beans, warm assorted rolls, champagne or sparkling juice, iced tea, and dessert. Especially touching was the homage paid to the Gardners family legacy, those members who could not have imagined that their progeny would witness such an historic day. So, we honor Cuffie and Lydia Bacon, Samuel Bacon and Lula Hines Bacon, Steven Underwood and Rosa Bell Bacon Underwood, and Ossie L. Gardner, Sr. and Annie Bell Underwood Gardner.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR FEBRUARY 09, 2013 Thieves Try to Disguise Themselves By Shaving Their Heads After Being Caught Two men were arrested after witnesses saw them with their heads shaved after they already caught them in the act. Police received a call at 9:46 a.m. from the victim who said she returned home and saw a man in her backyard. She and her passenger walked to the rear of the home but the man had already fled. The victim told detectives her laptop computer was missing and her television was moved to a doorway to also be taken. She told police that she met two men at a bar and invited them and many others to party at her home after the bar closed. One of the men, later identified as Corey Lee Soares, 25, asked to use the victims laptop to check his Facebook messages. He gave it back and the two men left. About 8:50 a.m. next morning, the victim received a phone call from Soares. She told him she had to go out and told him when she would be back. Detectives and deputies had a neighborhood discussion and located witnesses at a business behind the victims home.The witnesses said they saw two men in an older model four-door car parked behind the business. They gave a very detailed description of both men. They said one man jumped over a fence and walked toward the victims home, while the other man just stayed outside of the car. The first man came back from the home with a laptop under his shirt, got into the car, and drove off leaving the other man behind. The car immediately returned and picked him up. The witnesses got the license tag number and gave it to detectives. A tag check showed the black 1991 Buick vehicle known to be driven by Soares and other officers were notified. Detectives located the car at Soares home at 10:43 a.m. They talked to his sister and another woman who both refused to cooperate. Neighbors gave a timeline of when the car was being very loud and when it left and returned. A search warrant signed by a judge was obtained and served. Soares and the other suspect, identified as Keith Leo Woods, 23, were located inside the home. Detectives said both men had shaved their heads. Based on evidence and witnesses statements, both were arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft. Woods remains in jail on $7,500 bond while Soares was released on a $7,500 bond. This is Soares sixth booking and the third for Woods. 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. Corey Soares Keith Woods 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: Kingsley Dejean Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 12/24/12 Name: Jeremy N.Bradley Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 2/15/13 Name: Julia Esteria Age: 15 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 1/07/12 Name: Jarissa M. Robinson Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 1/01/13MOSTWANTED Name: Randy L. Bell Offense: Criminal Mischief/ Property Damage Name: Bobby Lee Billings Offense: Carrying Concealed Firearm Name: Luther Allen Offense: Robbery with Gun, Obstruct Crime Investigation Protect your Identity! Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. It can occur when a criminal steals personal identifying information such as name, birth date, Social Security number or your mothers maiden name and uses it for their own gain. These thefts can occur through lost or stolen credit or debit cards, non-secure online transactions, personal information recovered from your garbage, and most frequently, stolen mail from your mailbox. Basic Safety Tips : € Dont carry important numbers or passwords with you. € Memorize your Social Security number. € Dont use your date of birth as your password. € Never leave receipts behind. Credit/Debit Cards : € Sign your new credit cards immediately. € Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately. Make sure you keep the numbers of the issuers somewhere besides on the back of your card! € Always check your monthly financial statements carefully against your receipts. € Review your consumer credit report annually. Mail : € Dont leave mail in your mailbox for more than a day. If you are gone, arrange to have a trusted neighbor or friend pick up your mail. € Double check that mailboxes are official US Postal Service collection boxes before you deposit your mail. € Shred or tear up all unnecessary documents that have your personal information on them. Online : € Never put in a credit or debit card number through a website unless it offers a secure transaction. € A secure transaction will have a "padlock" icon at the bottom strip of the web page. Also, the URL address will change from "http" to "https" on the page where you input personal data. Discovering IDTheft : € Checking your financial statements frequently and carefully can be your best first step towards discovering an ID theft. € The sooner you discover your identity is being used, the sooner you can begin to fight back to lessen the damage the criminal can do. Reporting IDTheft : € Call the Police € Call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service office: If the crime involved U.S. mail. € Call the U.S. Secret Service: If the crime involved counterfeit credit cards or computer hacking. € Call the issuing credit card company: if the crime involved credit card fraud. Your Safety Man Ruins Burglars Get Away Plan A burglar faces multiple felonies after a man interfered with his means of escaping. Police who went to the scene of a burglary in progress where they found witnesses that had 23-year-old Timothy Andrew Woods II detained. A neighbor told the officers that he heard glass breaking from a home nearby around 9 p.m. and went to investigate. He saw Woods looking at him through a window. Woods then ducked out of sight and locked the door. The neighbor took the keys from Woods vehicle that was parked outside and still running. A few minutes later, Woods came around to the front of the house and demanded his keys. The neighbor refused and said Woods threatened him saying that he had a gun. The man shoved Woods and said Woods hit him in the head and tried to take his phone. Another witness said Woods threw a bag towards the fence before police arrived. Police later found the bag, which contained a loaded .38 caliber handgun. Woods was questioned and arrested. Woods was charged with aggravated assault, battery, displaying a weapon during commission of a felony, burglary, criminal mischief, and petty theft. Timothy Woods Two Arrested on Drug Charges after Traffic Stop Two men were arrested on drug charges after being pulled over for a traffic stop. Police observed a 2006 Dodge Charger at an intersection at 2:06 p.m. make an improper stop. While speaking to 26-year-old Robert Allen Woods, the driver, an odor of fresh marijuana was detected coming from the car. When asked by the officer, the passenger, 19-year-old Travis Gordon Campbell, said he had been around some friends earlier that were smoking marijuana. Backup officers arrived and the men in the car were asked to exit the vehicle. Campbell gave consent to search and an officer felt a large bulge in his shirt. Campbell suddenly pulled away from an officer, who had his hands on his shirt, by pulling himself out of his shirt.He then fled shirtless, dropping a large clear plastic bag. The officers chased after him and he was quickly apprehended. Campbell told police that he sold marijuana so he can make a little money. 107 grams of marijuana was found on Campbell. A search of the car located an expandable baton, fully extended, in the drivers door. Both were taken jail. Campbell was charged with sale and delivery of marijuana, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting an officer. Campbell was released on $7,000 bond. Woods was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and posted a $1,000 bond. Robert Woods Travis Campbell

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LOCAL FEBRUARY 9, 2013 PAGE 7 Florida Ted Louis Levysprofessional training began in Chicago with Mrs. Shirley Hall Bass and Mr. Finis Henderson II, Master Tap Dancer and former manager of Sammy Davis Jr.. Mr. Henderson encouraged Ted to pursue a professional career in the performing ar ts, which began at The Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Mr. Levy made his Broadway debut in the smash hit Black & Blue. He colla borated with George C. Wolfe and Gregory Hines on the Choreography of Jelly's Last Jam, for which he received a TONY NOMINATION, DRAMA DESK NOMINATION and the 1993 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD. Ted was awarded an EMMY AWARD for his television debut performance in the PBS Special Precious Memories, and appeared in Spike Lees Malcolm X for his film debut. His pr oduction of Ted Levy and Friends, directed by Gregory Hines, celebrated Ted as one of America's premier Tap Dance Artists. Influenced by Mr. Hines, Ted acquired his directorial debut as Director of Savion Glover's, Dancing Under The Stars at the New York Shakespeare F estivals Delacorte Theater. He also assisted in the choreography of Broadway's Tony Award winning hit Bring In 'Da Noise! Bring In 'Da F unk! Ted appeared in the movie Bojangles with Gregory Hines, returning to Broadway as Papa Jack in Susan Stroman & Harry Connick Jr. 's Thou Shalt Not. Ted portrayed the roll of The Mikado in The Ford Theater's production of The Hot Mikado. For which he won a HEL EN HAYES AWARD. Teds most recent accomplishments include appearing in Fly, the story of The Tuskegee Airmen, Sammy, the Leslie Bricusse musical about the life of Sammy Davis Jr. and a 2011 JOSEPH JEFFERSONNOMINATION for Best Supporting Actor in a musical.Perri Gaffneywas last seen on stage performing The Resurrection of Alice, her one-woman show adapted from her novel of the same title, at The Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn. She was last seen Off-Broadway in The Waiting Room by Samm-Art Williams, and a revival of Lillian Hellmans Another Part of the Forest. Other stage credits include: A Raisin in the Sun (Geva Theatre), Mac beth, Music Man and Death and the Kings Horseman (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), The Resurrection of Alice (Main Stage West, Harlem School of the Arts (AUDELCO nomination Best Solo Artist), SIU Carbondale Campus, DC Black Theatre Festival 2012, NBTF 2009, OSW), To Kill A Mockingbird (VA Stage), Intimate Apparel (ATL, The Cleveland Playhouse, OSF), Polk County (The McCarter Theater, Berke ley Rep., Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Award nomination)), So Close (NYC), Fences (Weston Playhouse), Bee-Luther-Hatchee (St. Louis Re p., The Blue Heron NYC). She played Nurse Bentley on As The World Turns, and still receives residuals from Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Film credits include: So Close (independent feature), Paving the Way (feature-length documentary s he narrates and co-produced), Deep Trouble (independent feature), Fake Preacher (independent feature), and Cops, Crooks and Banana Cream Pi es (independent short film). Brenda Brunson-Beyruns a clothing store that doesnt just cater to familiar trends; rather, the clothes at Tribal Truths Collection exalt African culture while staying stylish. Brunson Beys boutique, located at S. Oxford Street just off of Fulton Street, is a tribute to African culture and pride with urbanized versions of traditional womens gear: coats, jackets, hats t-shirts, full-length wrap skirts, belts, and leather bags, all basked in bold colors. I showcase the fabrics, findings and designs that represent the Diaspora arts of Africa and America of which we are all a part,Ž said Brunson-Bey, who began toying with the idea of starting her own fashion line while working as a buyer for Abraham & Strauss (A&S). One look at Brunson-Bey and its no surprise that she had the creative instincts to create her own line „ she had already been designing her African-rooted clothes before she opened her store in 2004. She sold her work at local craft fairs, which led to a consignment deal with 4W Circle of Art and Enterprises, a renowned Fulton Street arts collective that provided marketing opportunities for resident entrepreneurs. After a little over a decade of success with 4W, Brunson-Bey opened her Tribal Truths. Today, in addition to running her store, Brunson-Bey keeps herself busy co-producing Fort Greenes Kwanza Festival and Juneteenth celebrations, while also, she says, nurturing the neighborhoods creative wealth. I am constantly awed and inspired by the way black folks of all ages make fashion their own,Ž said Brunson-Bey. I see a sense of pride and significance of the garments they wear. And I try to create a sense of history, because I want them to feel beautiful and relevant in the clothing as an extension of their personalities.Ž Roslyn Burrough, ProducerRoslyn Burrough divides her time between her native home, Jacksonville, Florida and her professional home Brooklyn, New York. Her interest in the performing arts began as a child and continued through her years at Morris Brown College, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She was certified as an Early Childhood Specialist at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Roz is an original out of the boxŽ classroom teacher, who serves as a consultant, and conducts staff development presentations for many school districts throughout the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe. She has appeared in 17 Broadway musicals, receiving critical acclaim for her performances in The Wiz, Showboat, Purlie, Porgy and Bess, The Sound of Music, and Bubblin Brown Sugar, and has recorded jazz and spiritual albums. She has received many prestigious awards and honors„including singing for Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and Pope John Paul II. Roz is especially proud of her Auntie Roz Childrens Workshop, a multi-unit series of programs that use the performing arts to reach and teach children and teens. Thanks to the following supporters and sponsors: Eric Johnson, Communities in Schools, Evan Daniels, Mathew Gilbert, Dr. Chester Aiken Jay at Jay's Car Wash, Meltonia at Jenkins Quality Barbecue, Yuleen at State Farm, Mike Blalock, Warren Jones www.AuntieRoz.com Auntie Roz Presents A Fabulous Program Of World Class Artists To Some Of Jacksonville's Students

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PAGE8 THESTAR FEBRUARY9, 2013 Said the report: The numbers listed in the social gatherings category, were firearms reported stolen from vehicles and residences; after owners allowed guest/individuals into their homes or vehicles, or who had attended a gathering at someone elses home. This information is provided, to stress the importance of responsible gun ownership. Thank you.Ž Last year, there were 21 guns stolen from residences (28 handguns and 3 rifles). One gun was stolen from a business valued $799.95. A shotgun was among the 8 firearms stolen from vehicles. 8 handguns were stolen during a social gathering. Of all the 38 guns taken last year, valued at a total of $14, 464.95, only four have been recovered. Left:State Rep. Al Williams addresses Glynn County. Center: Amy Roberts, Executive Director St Simons African-American Heritag e Coalition. Right: State Rep. Al Williams meets with Glynn Countys Min. Larry Rackard, Rev. Todd Coppa Claus Rhodes and Deacon Coleman Parrish State Representative Al Williams Joins Brunswicks 150th Commemoration of Emancipation ProclamationBrunswick cops on guns contd State Representative Al Williams joined was in Brunswick to commemorate 150 years of the Emancipation of Slavery. As the nation and the world pauses to remember the achievements of the descendents of slaves with Black History Month, State Rep. Williams made it his mission to meet with community members at Zion Baptist Church, on 1611 G Street in Brunswick, Georgia. The program was sponsored by Women For Excellence Communities, Government and Schools. President and founder of the organization, Tina Edwards and Venus Holmes were among the attendees at the service. Also present were local clergy, choirs, and Amy Roberts, Executive Director St Simons African-American Heritage Coalition. State Rep. Williams is the former chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, the largest state black legislative caucus in the nation. Tina Edwards and Venus Williams of Women For Excellence Communities, Government and Schools flank State Rep. Al Williams The Bethel Evangel Choir brings the annointing through song

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GIANTSNOWAT22 1 Team Continues Winning Streak By Stomping Savannah, 135-101 FEBRUARY 9, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9 by Seth Dolan Jacksonville Giants The Jacksonville Giants defeated the Savannah Grizzlies 135-101. Jermaine Bell led the Giants in scoring with 30 points off 13 of 18 shooting in addition to pulling in 12 rebounds. Tony Hooper recorded a double-double with 14 points and 13 assists to go along with a team leading 6 steals. Coach Waters said of the Giants win, This is crunch time. Playoffs are just around the corner and the #1 overall playoff seed is in our sights. Our goal coming into the season was to make it back to the ABA Championship and securing the top seed is our next step.Ž The Giants have defeated their division foe, the Savannah Grizzlies, for the 4th time in as many meetings this season. With this win, the Giants have won 14 straight matches and improve to 22-1. For the 3rd consecutive week, the Giants are ranked atop the ABA Power Rankings. The Giants will next play back-to-back nights the weekend of February 9th. Both games will be held at Veterans Memorial Arena, with the game on February 9th beginning at 7pm and the game on Sunday, Feb. 10, beginning at 5 pm. Saturday night is Duval County Public Schools Employee night in which the Giants are inviting those employed by DCPS to attend the game at no cost. Photo: J.D WilsonJAGSUNVEILNEWLOGO TOMARKNEWERA Serena To Play With Venus Despite InjuryOn Tuesday, The Jacksonville Jaguars introduced a new brand identity that is inspired in equal parts by the bold vision and promise of a new generation for the club, the passion Jaguars fans have for their team and the exceptional relationship the Jaguars have shared with Jacksonville for the past 18 NFL seasons. Now entering their 19th NFL season, and second under owner Shad Khan, the Jaguars will immediately march forward with a comprehensive rebranding effort tailored to reflect three distinct and powerful attributes that will describe and guide the Jaguars on and off the field … proud, bold and committed. To be a success in business or life, you have to stand for something and hold yourself accountable to the principles you believe in,Ž Khan said. The Jacksonville Jaguars will not be casual in this responsibility, which we owe ourselves, our fans and the Jacksonville community. From this day, the Jacksonville Jaguars will live a brand mission of being proud, bold and committed in everythingmwe do. Our new logo and campaign theme are the first initiatives of what will be many examples of bringing this philosophy to life. A new era for the Jaguars begins today.Ž Highlighting the new brand identity is a vibrant redesign of the teams time-honored Jaguar logo that has adorned the teams helmets since opening NFL play in 1995, as well as a refinement of the Jacksonville Jaguars logotype and the introduction of military-inspired secondary logo. The brand identity will be brought to life in 2013 under the theme Stand United,Ž which universally speaks to the new era ahead for the team and the rallying spirit of Jaguars fans for nearly two decades. It was important to evolve the logo, in collaboration with the Jaguars, in a manner that recognizes the teams existing brand equity, embraces the organizations strong values, and undeniably reflects the directionof the team and the community of Jacksonville,Ž said Jaime Weston, Vice President Brand and Creative, NFL. It was a terrific experience for the league to work with an enthusiastic and pioneering franchise like the Jaguars. The new logo will play a major role in the Jaguars vision and mission to be proud, bold and committed.Ž Serena Williams will join sister Venus at the Family Cup in South Carolina this April. She plans to push forward despite a recent injury following the Australian Open which left her raging to the point where she destroyed her racket in front of fans. You just have to pretend like nothings wrong,Ž Serena said. You think of worst case scenarios. You know, I just thought, Okay, just pretend nothings wrong and just try your best. Thats what I tried to do. Ive had a tough two weeks between the ankle, which is like this big every day, and my back, which started hurting. A lot of stuff, soƒ It was what it was.Ž Photo: Getty Images/AP Women Of Color Hit 2013 Atlanta Hawks Cheerleader Calender The 2012-2013 Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders unveiled photos from their swimsuit calendar recently. Here is a sneak peek at the 6 of the 26 cheerleaders who were photographed by Nathan Bolter.

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BOY SCOUT ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Boy Scout Troop Number 175 and their Scout Leaders, Brothers Robert Bradley and Herman Floyd of Greater Grant Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, 5533 Gilchrist Road., where boys are trained to become our leaders of tomorrow, have invited Brother Cleve E. Warren to be the speaker for their Boy Scout Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, February 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m. service. Cleve Warren, a Visionary, effective inspirational leader and team builder who motivates through his strategic thinking, is one of our own. A graduate from William Raines High School. He earned his Undergraduate Degree and Masters Degree in Business Administration. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership. His professional career includes his Senior Management Service for the state and local government as Director of Florida Black Business under Gov. Bob Martinez and Chief of Economic Development for Jacksonville under Mayor Ed Austin. Brother Warren is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve and is recognized as one of Jacksonvilles most ardent community leaders. Among his many awards are: Humanitarian Service and a member of the First Coast Business Hall of Fame. Cleve is married to the former Patricia Lawson of Jacksonville. They are the proud parents of one daughter Erika (Mallett) and son Brian. His love for the Master and Mankind is His Greatest Motivator. 13 OUTSTANDING JACKSONIANS TO BE HONORED ON FEBRUARY 15TH The African-American Game Officials and Athletic Association will celebrate its Third Annual Awards Luncheon by honoring 13 outstanding individuals in a program at the Legends Center on Friday, February 15, 2013, at 6 p.m. These honorees have been instrumental in the lives of many Jacksonville youths. 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Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com ad@thefloridastar.com Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Editorial...............................1 Church..........................2 Youth News...............................3 Talk of the Town...........................4 Columns..............................5 Crime and Justice........................6 Local-Florida................................7 Local-Georgia........................8 Sports........................9 Community.....................10 Classified...............11 Business........ ............................12 .... 12 I N S I D ESee Inside Church Talk of the Town Local Florida-Georgia Sports Community FREE TICKETS Call 904-766-8834 MISSINGCHILDREN SEE Crime & Justice INSIDE: See Page 9, Sports ATLANTA HAWKS CHEERLEADERS BRINGITIN BIKINISPresident Addresses Nation On Guns As Brunswick Cops Reveal Alarming Statistics75 YEAR-OLDARRESTED IN CONNECTIONWITHDOUBLE DEATHINDALLAS President Barack Obama delivers remarks following a roundtable discussion with local leaders and law enforcement officials on how to reduce gun violence, at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center in Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 4, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star DALLAS, TX 75 year-old Chung Kim is behind bars after alledgedly shooting a couple in front of their one month-old daughter, the youngest of their five children in their Dallas apartment. Dead are Michelle Jackson and her boyfriend Jamie Stafford. As was indicated in the above left photo uploaded to the Facebook account of Michelle ItsInevitable Jackson in November 2012, the couple were happy with their four oldest children and had recently welcomed their newest addition to the family. In fact. she had labelled the photo My Family, We are So Blessed. According to reports, Kim (pictured right) was annoyed with the couple sweeping dog droppings off their condo porch onto his patio. Staffords Facebook account showed him with many photographs of his beloved pet pitbull or his newborn baby. Reports stated that Kim had gone to management about the dog using the porch above his patio for a bathroom but on Monday, he took matters into his own hands. It is believed that he shot Jackson from his patio and then went upstairs where he entered their home and shot Stafford. Both were shot multiple times and the infant was unharmed. If convicted of capital murder, Kim could face the life without parole or the death penality. Who run the world? Girls! sang Beyonce` and after watching Superbowl XLVII, many may not remember the Ravens won over the 49ers 34-31, but they will be able to recall the girl power that hit the stage, in what some are calling a proud moment for black women. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams reunited with the superstar singing her Single Ladies hit and Independent Women from their Destinys Child days. Meanwhile, Alicia Keys provided a slow jazz rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and Jennifer Hudson was joined by the Sandy Hook Elementary choir to sing America The Beautiful. The school gripped international news following a mass shooting last year. What a proud day for AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN!!!! Beyonce` wrote in a note posted on her Instagram. Kelly, Michelle, Alicia, JHud. You are all beautiful, talented, and showed so much class! It was an honor to perform at the Superbowl with you phenomenal ladies. Love, Beyonce By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star President Barack Obama is getting support from Hollywood heavyweights with his gun reform campaign. President Obama was in Minnesota last week, where he met with local police officers, community leaders, and people who themselves had been victims or whose families had been victims of gun violence. It is his goal to prevent more massacres like the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown and the Aurora theatre tragedy: One of the things that struck me was that even though those who were sitting around that table represented very different communities, from big cities to small towns, they all believe its time to take some basic, common-sense steps to reduce gun violence. We may not be able to prevent every massacre or random shooting, he said. No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe. But if theres even one thing we can do, if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. A part of the presidents plan to which includes legislative and executive action that combined would close background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands; ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and taking other common-sense steps to reduce gun violence; make schools safer; and increase access to mental health services. Despite that, this week, a student was shot by another at Atlantas Price Middle School. In a report obtained by our media house reflecting firearms stolen from within city limits in 2012, the Brunswick Police Department is stressing the importance of responsible gun ownership.SISTERSSTARINSUPERBOWL XLVIIRihanna And Chris Brown Appear In LA Court LOSANGELES, CA Chris Brown was in court Wednesday to face prosecutors on whether or not he completed community services following his 2009 assault on Rihanna. Browns recent parking-lot brawl with singer Frank Ocean was said to demonstrate anger-management issues. Rihanna herself stole the show when she blew a kiss to Brown upon his entering the courtroom. The pair, who showed they were indeed a couple left together. SEEPAGE Judge Denies Zimmermans Request On Trayvons 18th BirthdayWe are four months away from a trial date, Judge Debra S. Nelson of Circuit Court told George Zimmermans defense lawyers during a contentious hearing on Tuesday. I dont see any of your issues to be insurmountable. Tuesday would have marked Trayvon Martins 18th birthday, had his life not been cut short following his widely publicized shooting death involving Zimmerman who was hoping for a 5 month delay in the case. Outside court, the crowd sang Happy Birthday Trayvon STATEWIDE MANHUNT FOR FORMER LAPD OFFICEROn Thursday, ex-cop California Christop her Jordan Doner, 33 had officers going to p rotect his potential victims and bring him in. "I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty," he had warned in an online post. "Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared. That's what this is about, my name. A man is nothing without his name." He is linked to at least two deaths, one of a cops daughter.

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GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCHproudly announces the 37th Anniversary Celebration for Pastor Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr. February 10th and February 17th. Special Anniversary Worship Services, Sunday, February 10th at 4:00pm. Spoken word by Bishop Virgil Jones, Philippian Community Church. Guest Churches: Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Dr. Robert Herring; Mt Vernon Baptist Church, Pastor Reverend Kelly Brown. Sunday, February 17th at 4:00pm. Spoken word by Dr. John Guns, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Churches: First Missionary Baptist Church of Jacksonville Beach, Pastor Dr. Marvin McQueen, Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Reverend Brian Campbell, St. Johns Baptist Church, Pastor Reverend Steve Jenkins. All services will be held at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, 1880 West Edgewood Avenue. For more information, please contact the Church at 764-9257. JACKSONVILLE, FL ARLINE Doyle, died February 1, 2013. BAKER, Eston, died January 31, 2013. BARTLEY David Tanka, died January 31, 2013. BRIDGEMAN, Loraine Irene, 87, died January 29, 2013. CHAPMAN, Eugene Gene Thomas, Jr., 53, died January 28, 2013. CORBETT, Joseph, 73, died January 31, 2013. CORVIN Dr. George, 76, died February 1, 2013. COSTA, Jeanne Anne, 88, died February 2, 2013. COTE, Victor H., 92, died February 3, 2013. DUBOWSKI, Angela, 75, died January 31, 2013. DUNNING Mayra, 68, died February 1, 2013. EVANS, Leonard Bernard, died January 31, 2013. GLASGOW, Carolyn Tenney, 61, died January 31, 2013. GREEN, Patricia, died February 3, 2013. GUSWILER, Linda C., died February 3, 2013. HALL, Mattie, died February 3, 2013. HAMILTON, Anna Jean, 76, died January 28, 2013. HARRIS, Anthony, 38, died January 28, 2013. JOHNSON, Joseph Ealey, died February 2, 2013. JOHNSON, Julia W., died January 31, 2013. JOHNSON, Sandra G., died February 1, 2013. JOYNER, James L., 54, died February 2, 2013. LANG, Clarence J., 71, died January 31, 2013. McCONNELL, Paul J., 86, died January 27, 2013. McDONALD, Ralph Reggie, 72, died February 1, 2013. McNAIR, Carl Emory, died January 29, 2013. NEWSOME, Nelda, 87, died January 28, 2013. OBERTO, Bertha F., 73, died February 1, 2013. PERRY, Robert J., Sr., 82, died January 29, 2013. PIKE, Daniel C., Jr., 64, died January 28, 2013. REDMAN, Earsell, 93, died January 31, 2013. RICHARDSON James J., 84, died January 29, 2013. ROBINSON, Catherine, 96, died January 31, 2013. SAULS Robert, Jr., 69, died January 31, 2013. WALLACE, Avis Sikes, 88, died February 3, 2013. WHITNEY, Katherine O., died January 30, 2013. WILLIAMS, Eva, died February 1, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BECKHAM, Alvin David, 85, died January 30, 2013. EULONIA, Malinda Alston, died February 6, 2013. HERRIN, Leslie LaRue, 72, died February 1, 2013. ROBINSON, Lucille, 88, died February 6, 2013. WRIGHT, Patricia H., 81, died February 2, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR FEBRUARY 9, 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.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE MAKES FINAL PLANS TO WELCOME MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CONVENTION, USA, INC. TO THE ANNUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING AND 35TH F. L. LIVINGSTON INSTITUTE TO BEGIN SUNDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 17, AT UNION HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Hosted by three local Primitive Baptist Churches in Huntsville, Alabama (Saint Bartley, Union Hill, and Indian Creek) and three local pastors (Elders William T. Gladys, Oscar L. Montgomery, and Timothy Rainey), the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., under the leadership of its 13th president, Elder Dr. Bernard C. Yates of Pensacola, Florida, will convene its Annual Board of Directors' Meeting and 35th F. L. Livingston Institute at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa, 800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, beginning Sunday night, February 17, through Wednesday morning, February 20, 2013. (Yates---who has led the organization for almost 18 months---was installed as president on February 20, 2012 in Pensacola, Florida.) Held annually during the month of February, national officers, auxiliary heads, regional vice presidents, state presidents, moderators, pastors, elders, and laity assemble to: 1) conduct business on behalf of the national body; 2) participate in worship experiences; 3) promote evangelism and the study of God's Word; and, 4) fellowship with each other. In addition, President Yates will share with the delegation the State of the Convention and God's vision and direction for the Convention. The public is invited to attend Institute Lectures and Evening Worship Services. The Institute Lectures will be held on February 19 and 20, 11:45 a.m., at Embassy Suites Hotel. Elder Dr. James Chester, pastor of Orthodox Zion Primitive Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Florida, is the lecturer. Evening Worship Services are scheduled to begin at seven o'clock---beginning Sunday, February 17, Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church; Monday, February 18, Saint Bartley Primitive Baptist Church; and Tuesday, February 19, at Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church, respectively. The guest preacher on Sunday night is Elder Cedric Williams, pastor of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, Florida; and, the guest preacher on Monday and Tuesday nights is Reverend H. B. Charles, pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida. The North Alabama Primitive Baptist District Choir will provide the music each night. Live Internet Sreaming of evening services can be viewed "LIVE" from Huntsville, Alabama, on Sunday, February 17, through Tuesday, February 19, via www.faithvideoondemand.com, at seven o'clock CST. Inspired by the goals of UNION, PEACE, and PROGRESS among Primitive Baptists of African heritage in the United States of America, this movement was organized in 1907 as the Colored Primitive Baptists of America (now known as the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.---representing churches in 18 states) by Dr. Clarence Frances Sams of Key West, Florida and Elder George S. Crawford of DeLand, Florida. 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 Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... 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 Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr.

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FEBRUARY 9, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 3 A then 6 year old Lil Meechie was with his grandma at Butterfield's Drugs. He slowly slipped away from his grandma and walked into the pharmacy area to pick up a box of tampons. He gave them to the lady at the register. The cashier looked at the boy and asked, "Hi. Are these for your mom?" Lil Meechie... thinks for a moment and says, "Umm, no.....duh" The cashier says, "Oh. Then they're for your sister?" Lil Meechie gives here that famous look that only Lil meechie can give and says, "Uh-unh." The cashier, remembering that he did walk in with his grandma says, "Oh. Then they must be for your granny!" Lil Meechie says, "Nope. (but I should tell her to touch her nose)" The cashier is now really confused. Finally she asks, "Well, what are you going to do with them?" Lil Meechie says, "Well, I'm not sure yet. But on TV, they said if I buy these I can go fishing and swimming and horseback riding, and other fun things. How much are they? 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During their youth, they organized the first sit-in at a lunch counter in downtown Jacksonville on February 13, 1960. That day became known as Ax Handle Saturday as the youth and other Blacks in the downtown area were beaten by hundreds of whites carrying ax handles. Both men grew up to be successful members of the community, never wavering in their fight for equal rights for all. Dncem"HcevuFkf"{qw"mpqyAIsabella Baumfree changed her name to Sojourner Truth and became one of the first African Americans to lecture publicly against slavery. Math whiz David Harold Blackwell was the first African American to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1965. In February 1870, the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted giving blacks in America the right to vote. We enjoy the inventions of Otis Boykin (1920-1982) every day. He created over 28 different devices including an improved electrical resistor thats used in TVs. Michael Jackson won 17 Grammy Awards and was a double inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Next time you hit a home run, think of Henry Hank Aaron. He set a Major League record with 755 home runs. At the age of 26, William Alexander Scott II founded the Atlanta Daily World (1928) which became the 20th centurys first black daily newspaper. Vocalist Marian Anderson was the first African American to perform at the world-famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York. James Baskett was the first African American man to receive an Academy Award. Cathay Williams was the first and only known female Buffalo Soldier. Paul Robeson became an All-American football star, a linguist, a famous actor and a singer. Carter G. Woodson created Black History Month. The month of February was chosen because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Harriet Tubman was a hero who helped others gain their freedom from slavery. In 1897, Queen Victoria awarded her a silver medal for bravery. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. graduated from high school at age 15. In 1871, Jefferson Long of Georgia became the first African American to make an official speech in the House of Representative. Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to serve on the U. S. Supreme Court.OQTG"DNCEM"HCEVUJane Bolin was the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School and the first black female judge in the United States. Ebenezer D. Bassett was named the first U.S. Minister-Resident to Haiti in 1869, making him the first African-American diplomat. Clara McLaughlin initiated the journalism major at Howard University, was editor of the Universitys yearbook which was the first black college to receive the All-American Award for a student publication; wrote the first book for Black parents on child care, published by a major publishing company, and became the first African American female to be founder and largest shareholder of a network affiliated (CBS) television station. She also became the owner of The Florida Star and The Georgia Star Newspapers. William Willie the Pro Thrower was the first African American to play as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).

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FEBRUARY 9, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 5 PUBLIX CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORYStories found between the pages of books arent the only way families satisfy their craving for knowledge of a culture rich in heritage and history. Meals steeped in tradition and served on treasures passed down through generations also nourish their souls.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR FEBRUARY 9, 2013 Celebrating African-American History Month Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.JANUARY 21 IN HISTORY1824 The Ashanti people defeated the British at Accra, Ghana, West Africa. 1824 Confederate Gen. Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson was born in Virginia. 1830 African-American residents of Portsmouth, Ohio were forcibly deported by the citys authorities for violation of Black Laws, which required payment of $500 guarantee ing good behavior and producing a court paper as proof that they were free. 1861 Jef ferson Davis of Mississippi and four other southern senators, including David Yulee of Florida, resign in support of the confederacy. 1949 The first inaugural parade is televised (Harry Truman). 1964 Journalist and columnist, Carl T Rowan, named director of the U.S. Information Agency. 1985 Because January 20 had fallen on a Sunday, Ronald Reagans public inaugural cere mony, for his second term as President, was moved to Monday, January 21. 1987 BB King donated his 7,000 records collection to the University of Mississippi. 2003 The U.S. Census Bureau says Hispanics have moved past African-Americans as the largest minority group in the United States. 2013 The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is celebrated. 2013 Barack Hussein Obama takes the oath of office for his 2ndterm as the 44thPresident of the United States Note: President Obama, in his 2ndterm, is still the 44thPresident. The President elected after he leaves office in 2016 will be the 45thPresident. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Inauguration Brunch and Lunch.Delores Gardner-James, hersiblings, and in-laws Angela Gardner Sherman, Paul and Irma Gardner Rutger, Martha Gardner, and Ossie Gardner, Jr. hosted an elegant feast in their beautiful Emilys Walk home on Jacksonvilles Westside in honor of the presidential inaugural ceremonies. To everyones delight, President Obama made a special appearance at the Gardner-James event, greeting guests and graciously posing for photographs as they arrived. Jerry and Wendy Hinton were the official Whitehouse photographers for the day. (LOL). Each guest was invited to sign a memento which commemorated the days historic event. Dressed in Obama paraphernalia, guests exploded into thunderous applause, flag waving, and champagne toasts as the President took the Oath of Office and delivered a rousing inaugural address. The speechs opening hinted at the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. The President referenced the cruel irony of a nation built on the principles of freedom as it advanced the chattel system of slavery: Through blood drawn by lash, and blood drawn by sword, we noted that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half slave, and half free. The media, in the aftermath, promoted the hoopla about Beyonces performance of the National Anthem (in the words of Hillary Clinton, Who cares?. Beyonce can sing!). We luncheon guests enjoyed Roz Burroughs impromptu performance of God Bless America (by request of the hostess) and can attest that it was a beautifully delivered acapella vocal, which was live! There was so much fine food that was deliciously prepared and invitingly arrayed. The Continental Brunch/Buffet included assorted fruit and fruit juices, croissants, cheeses, cream cheese Danish, pork link sausage links, coffee, tea, and bottled water. As if that wasnt enough, lunch consisted of tossed salad with Vidalia onion vinaigrette dressing, yellow rice and gravy, baked chicken quarters, glazed baby carrots, green beans, warm assorted rolls, champagne or sparkling juice, iced tea, and dessert. Especially touching was the homage paid to the Gardners family legacy, those members who could not have imagined that their progeny would witness such an historic day. So, we honor Cuffie and Lydia Bacon, Samuel Bacon and Lula Hines Bacon, Steven Underwood and Rosa Bell Bacon Underwood, and Ossie L. Gardner, Sr. and Annie Bell Underwood Gardner.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR FEBRUARY 09, 2013 Thieves Try to Disguise Themselves By Shaving Their Heads After Being Caught Two men were arrested after witnesses saw them with their heads shaved after they already caught them in the act. Police received a call at 9:46 a.m. from the victim who said she returned home and saw a man in her backyard. She and her passenger walked to the rear of the home but the man had already fled. The victim told detectives her laptop computer was missing and her television was moved to a doorway to also be taken. She told police that she met two men at a bar and invited them and many others to party at her home after the bar closed. One of the men, later identified as Corey Lee Soares, 25, asked to use the victims laptop to check his Facebook messages. He gave it back and the two men left. About 8:50 a.m. next morning, the victim received a phone call from Soares. She told him she had to go out and told him when she would be back. Detectives and deputies had a neighborhood discussion and located witnesses at a business behind the victims home.The witnesses said they saw two men in an older model four-door car parked behind the business. They gave a very detailed description of both men. They said one man jumped over a fence and walked toward the victims home, while the other man just stayed outside of the car. The first man came back from the home with a laptop under his shirt, got into the car, and drove off leaving the other man behind. The car immediately returned and picked him up. The witnesses got the license tag number and gave it to detectives. A tag check showed the black 1991 Buick vehicle known to be driven by Soares and other officers were notified. Detectives located the car at Soares home at 10:43 a.m. They talked to his sister and another woman who both refused to cooperate. Neighbors gave a timeline of when the car was being very loud and when it left and returned. A search warrant signed by a judge was obtained and served. Soares and the other suspect, identified as Keith Leo Woods, 23, were located inside the home. Detectives said both men had shaved their heads. Based on evidence and witnesses statements, both were arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft. Woods remains in jail on $7,500 bond while Soares was released on a $7,500 bond. This is Soares sixth booking and the third for Woods. 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. Corey Soares Keith Woods 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: Kingsley Dejean Age: 17 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 12/24/12 Name: Jeremy N.Bradley Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 2/15/13 Name: Julia Esteria Age:15 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 1/07/12 Name: Jarissa M. Robinson Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 1/01/13MOSTWANTED Name: Randy L. Bell Offense: Criminal Mischief/ Property Damage Name: Bobby Lee Billings Offense: Carrying Concealed Firearm Name: Luther Allen Offense: Robbery with Gun, Obstruct Crime Investigation Protect your Identity! Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. It can occur when a criminal steals personal identifying information such as name, birth date, Social Security number or your mothers maiden name and uses it for their own gain. These thefts can occur through lost or stolen credit or debit cards, non-secure online transactions, personal information recovered from your garbage, and most frequently, stolen mail from your mailbox. Basic Safety Tips : Dont carry important numbers or passwords with you. Memorize your Social Security number. Dont use your date of birth as your password. Never leave receipts behind. Credit/Debit Cards : Sign your new credit cards immediately. Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately. Make sure you keep the numbers of the issuers somewhere besides on the back of your card! Always check your monthly financial statements carefully against your receipts. Review your consumer credit report annually. Mail : Dont leave mail in your mailbox for more than a day. If you are gone, arrange to have a trusted neighbor or friend pick up your mail. Double check that mailboxes are official US Postal Service collection boxes before you deposit your mail. Shred or tear up all unnecessary documents that have your personal information on them. Online : Never put in a credit or debit card number through a website unless it offers a secure transaction. A secure transaction will have a "padlock" icon at the bottom strip of the web page. Also, the URL address will change from "http" to "https" on the page where you input personal data. Discovering IDTheft : Checking your financial statements frequently and carefully can be your best first step towards discovering an ID theft. The sooner you discover your identity is being used, the sooner you can begin to fight back to lessen the damage the criminal can do. Reporting IDTheft : Call the Police Call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service office: If the crime involved U.S. mail. Call the U.S. Secret Service: If the crime involved counterfeit credit cards or computer hacking. Call the issuing credit card company: if the crime involved credit card fraud. Your Safety Man Ruins Burglars Get Away Plan A burglar faces multiple felonies after a man interfered with his means of escaping. Police who went to the scene of a burglary in progress where they found witnesses that had 23-year-old Timothy Andrew Woods II detained. A neighbor told the officers that he heard glass breaking from a home nearby around 9 p.m. and went to investigate. He saw Woods looking at him through a window. Woods then ducked out of sight and locked the door. The neighbor took the keys from Woods vehicle that was parked outside and still running. A few minutes later, Woods came around to the front of the house and demanded his keys. The neighbor refused and said Woods threatened him saying that he had a gun. The man shoved Woods and said Woods hit him in the head and tried to take his phone. Another witness said Woods threw a bag towards the fence before police arrived. Police later found the bag, which contained a loaded .38 caliber handgun. Woods was questioned and arrested. Woods was charged with aggravated assault, battery, displaying a weapon during commission of a felony, burglary, criminal mischief, and petty theft. Timothy Woods Two Arrested on Drug Charges after Traffic Stop Two men were arrested on drug charges after being pulled over for a traffic stop. Police observed a 2006 Dodge Charger at an intersection at 2:06 p.m. make an improper stop. While speaking to 26-year-old Robert Allen Woods, the driver, an odor of fresh marijuana was detected coming from the car. When asked by the officer, the passenger, 19-year-old Travis Gordon Campbell, said he had been around some friends earlier that were smoking marijuana. Backup officers arrived and the men in the car were asked to exit the vehicle. Campbell gave consent to search and an officer felt a large bulge in his shirt. Campbell suddenly pulled away from an officer, who had his hands on his shirt, by pulling himself out of his shirt.He then fled shirtless, dropping a large clear plastic bag. The officers chased after him and he was quickly apprehended. Campbell told police that he sold marijuana so he can make a little money. 107 grams of marijuana was found on Campbell. A search of the car located an expandable baton, fully extended, in the drivers door. Both were taken jail. Campbell was charged with sale and delivery of marijuana, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting an officer. Campbell was released on $7,000 bond. Woods was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and posted a $1,000 bond. Robert Woods Travis Campbell

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LOCAL FEBRUARY 9, 2013 PAGE 7 Florida Ted Louis Levysprofessional training began in Chicago with Mrs. Shirley Hall Bass and Mr. Finis Henderson II, Master Tap Dancer and former manager of Sammy Davis Jr.. Mr. Henderson encouraged Ted to pursue a professional career in the performing ar ts, which began at The Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Mr. Levy made his Broadway debut in the smash hit Black & Blue. He colla borated with George C. Wolfe and Gregory Hines on the Choreography of Jelly's Last Jam, for which he received a TONY NOMINATION, DRAMA DESK NOMINATION and the 1993 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD. Ted was awarded an EMMY AWARD for his television debut performance in the PBS Special Precious Memories, and appeared in Spike Lees Malcolm X for his film debut. His pr oduction of Ted Levy and Friends, directed by Gregory Hines, celebrated Ted as one of America's premier Tap Dance Artists. Influenced by Mr. Hines, Ted acquired his directorial debut as Director of Savion Glover's, Dancing Under The Stars at the New York Shakespeare F estivals Delacorte Theater. He also assisted in the choreography of Broadway's Tony Award winning hit Bring In 'Da Noise! Bring In 'Da F unk! Ted appeared in the movie Bojangles with Gregory Hines, returning to Broadway as Papa Jack in Susan Stroman & Harry Connick Jr. 's Thou Shalt Not. Ted portrayed the roll of The Mikado in The Ford Theater's production of The Hot Mikado. For which he won a HEL EN HAYES AWARD. Teds most recent accomplishments include appearing in Fly, the story of The Tuskegee Airmen, Sammy, the Leslie Bricusse musical about the life of Sammy Davis Jr. and a 2011 JOSEPH JEFFERSONNOMINATION for Best Supporting Actor in a musical.Perri Gaffneywas last seen on stage performing The Resurrection of Alice, her one-woman show adapted from her novel of the same title, at The Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn. She was last seen Off-Broadway in The Waiting Room by Samm-Art Williams, and a revival of Lillian Hellmans Another Part of the Forest. Other stage credits include: A Raisin in the Sun (Geva Theatre), Macbeth, Music Man and Death and the Kings Horseman (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), The Resurrection of Alice (Main Stage West, Harlem School of the Arts (AUDELCO nomination Best Solo Artist), SIU Carbondale Campus, DC Black Theatre Festival 2012, NBTF 2009, OSW), To Kill A Mockingbird (VA Stage), Intimate Apparel (ATL, The Cleveland Playhouse, OSF), Polk County (The McCarter Theater, Berke ley Rep., Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Award nomination)), So Close (NYC), Fences (Weston Playhouse), Bee-Luther-Hatchee (St. Louis Re p., The Blue Heron NYC). She played Nurse Bentley on As The World Turns, and still receives residuals from Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Film credits include: So Close (independent feature), Paving the Way (feature-length documentary she narrates and co-produced), Deep Trouble (independent feature), Fake Preacher (independent feature), and Cops, Crooks and Banana Cream Pi es (independent short film). Brenda Brunson-Beyruns a clothing store that doesnt just cater to familiar trends; rather, the clothes at Tribal Truths Collection exalt African culture while staying stylish. Brunson Beys boutique, located at S. Oxford Street just off of Fulton Street, is a tribute to African culture and pride with urbanized versions of traditional womens gear: coats, jackets, hats t-shirts, full-length wrap skirts, belts, and leather bags, all basked in bold colors. I showcase the fabrics, findings and designs that represent the Diaspora arts of Africa and America of which we are all a part, said Brunson-Bey, who began toying with the idea of starting her own fashion line while working as a buyer for Abraham & Strauss (A&S). One look at Brunson-Bey and its no surprise that she had the creative instincts to create her own line she had already been designing her African-rooted clothes before she opened her store in 2004. She sold her work at local craft fairs, which led to a consignment deal with 4W Circle of Art and Enterprises, a renowned Fulton Street arts collective that provided marketing opportunities for resident entrepreneurs. After a little over a decade of success with 4W, Brunson-Bey opened her Tribal Truths. Today, in addition to running her store, Brunson-Bey keeps herself busy co-producing Fort Greenes Kwanza Festival and Juneteenth celebrations, while also, she says, nurturing the neighborhoods creative wealth. I am constantly awed and inspired by the way black folks of all ages make fashion their own, said Brunson-Bey. I see a sense of pride and significance of the garments they wear. And I try to create a sense of history, because I want them to feel beautiful and relevant in the clothing as an extension of their personalities. Roslyn Burrough, ProducerRoslyn Burrough divides her time between her native home, Jacksonville, Florida and her professional home Brooklyn, New York. Her interest in the performing arts began as a child and continued through her years at Morris Brown College, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She was certified as an Early Childhood Specialist at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Roz is an original out of the box classroom teacher, who serves as a consultant, and conducts staff development presentations for many school districts throughout the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe. She has appeared in 17 Broadway musicals, receiving critical acclaim for her performances in The Wiz, Showboat, Purlie, Porgy and Bess, The Sound of Music, and Bubblin Brown Sugar, and has recorded jazz and spiritual albums. She has received many prestigious awards and honorsincluding singing for Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and Pope John Paul II. Roz is especially proud of her Auntie Roz Childrens Workshop, a multi-unit series of programs that use the performing arts to reach and teach children and teens. Thanks to the following supporters and sponsors: Eric Johnson, Communities in Schools, Evan Daniels, Mathew Gilbert, Dr. Chester Aiken Jay at Jay's Car Wash, Meltonia at Jenkins Quality Barbecue, Yuleen at State Farm, Mike Blalock, Warren Jones www.AuntieRoz.com Auntie Roz Presents A Fabulous Program Of World Class Artists To Some Of Jacksonville's Students

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PAGE THESTAR FEBRUARY, 2013 Said the report: The numbers listed in the social gatherings category, were firearms reported stolen from vehicles and residences; after owners allowed guest/individuals into their homes or vehicles, or who had attended a gathering at someone elses home. This information is provided, to stress the importance of responsible gun ownership. Thank you. Last year, there were 21 guns stolen from residences (28 handguns and 3 rifles). One gun was stolen from a business valued $799.95. A shotgun was among the 8 firearms stolen from vehicles. 8 handguns were stolen during a social gathering. Of all the 38 guns taken last year, valued at a total of $14, 464.95, only four have been recovered. Left:State Rep. Al Williams addresses Glynn County. Center: Amy Roberts, Executive Director St Simons African-American Heritage Coalition. Right: State Rep. Al Williams meets with Glynn Countys Min. Larry Rackard, Rev. Todd Coppa Claus Rhodes and Deacon Coleman Parrish State Representative Al Williams Joins Brunswicks 150th Commemoration of Emancipation ProclamationBrunswick cops on guns contd State Representative Al Williams joined was in Brunswick to commemorate 150 years of the Emancipation of Slavery. As the nation and the world pauses to remember the achievements of the descendents of slaves with Black History Month, State Rep. Williams made it his mission to meet with community members at Zion Baptist Church, on 1611 G Street in Brunswick, Georgia. The program was sponsored by Women For Excellence Communities, Government and Schools. President and founder of the organization, Tina Edwards and Venus Holmes were among the attendees at the service. Also present were local clergy, choirs, and Amy Roberts, Executive Director St Simons African-American Heritage Coalition. State Rep. Williams is the former chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, the largest state black legislative caucus in the nation. Tina Edwards and Venus Williams of Women For Excellence Communities, Government and Schools flank State Rep. Al Williams The Bethel Evangel Choir brings the annointing through song

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GIANTSNOWAT 1 Team Continues Winning Streak By Stomping Savannah, 135-101FEBRUARY 9, 2013 THESTAR PAGE by Seth Dolan Jacksonville Giants The Jacksonville Giants defeated the Savannah Grizzlies 135-101. Jermaine Bell led the Giants in scoring with 30 points off 13 of 18 shooting in addition to pulling in 12 rebounds. Tony Hooper recorded a double-double with 14 points and 13 assists to go along with a team leading 6 steals. Coach Waters said of the Giants win, This is crunch time. Playoffs are just around the corner and the #1 overall playoff seed is in our sights. Our goal coming into the season was to make it back to the ABA Championship and securing the top seed is our next step. The Giants have defeated their division foe, the Savannah Grizzlies, for the 4th time in as many meetings this season. With this win, the Giants have won 14 straight matches and improve to 22-1. For the 3rd consecutive week, the Giants are ranked atop the ABA Power Rankings. The Giants will next play back-to-back nights the weekend of February 9th. Both games will be held at Veterans Memorial Arena, with the game on February 9th beginning at 7pm and the game on Sunday, Feb. 10, beginning at 5 pm. Saturday night is Duval County Public Schools Employee night in which the Giants are inviting those employed by DCPS to attend the game at no cost. Photo: J.D WilsonJAGSUNVEILNEWLOGO TOMARKNEWERA Serena To Play With Venus Despite InjuryOn Tuesday, The Jacksonville Jaguars introduced a new brand identity that is inspired in equal parts by the bold vision and promise of a new generation for the club, the passion Jaguars fans have for their team and the exceptional relationship the Jaguars have shared with Jacksonville for the past 18 NFL seasons. Now entering their 19th NFL season, and second under owner Shad Khan, the Jaguars will immediately march forward with a comprehensive rebranding effort tailored to reflect three distinct and powerful attributes that will describe and guide the Jaguars on and off the field proud, bold and committed. To be a success in business or life, you have to stand for something and hold yourself accountable to the principles you believe in, Khan said. The Jacksonville Jaguars will not be casual in this responsibility, which we owe ourselves, our fans and the Jacksonville community. From this day, the Jacksonville Jaguars will live a brand mission of being proud, bold and committed in everythingmwe do. Our new logo and campaign theme are the first initiatives of what will be many examples of bringing this philosophy to life. A new era for the Jaguars begins today. Highlighting the new brand identity is a vibrant redesign of the teams time-honored Jaguar logo that has adorned the teams helmets since opening NFL play in 1995, as well as a refinement of the Jacksonville Jaguars logotype and the introduction of military-inspired secondary logo. The brand identity will be brought to life in 2013 under the theme Stand United, which universally speaks to the new era ahead for the team and the rallying spirit of Jaguars fans for nearly two decades. It was important to evolve the logo, in collaboration with the Jaguars, in a manner that recognizes the teams existing brand equity, embraces the organizations strong values, and undeniably reflects the directionof the team and the community of Jacksonville, said Jaime Weston, Vice President Brand and Creative, NFL. It was a terrific experience for the league to work with an enthusiastic and pioneering franchise like the Jaguars. The new logo will play a major role in the Jaguars vision and mission to be proud, bold and committed. Serena Williams will join sister Venus at the Family Cup in South Carolina this April. She plans to push forward despite a recent injury following the Australian Open which left her raging to the point where she destroyed her racket in front of fans. You just have to pretend like nothings wrong, Serena said. You think of worst case scenarios. You know, I just thought, Okay, just pretend nothings wrong and just try your best. Thats what I tried to do. Ive had a tough two weeks between the ankle, which is like this big every day, and my back, which started hurting. A lot of stuff, so It was what it was. Photo: Getty Images/AP Women Of Color Hit 2013 Atlanta Hawks Cheerleader Calender The 2012-2013 Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders unveiled photos from their swimsuit calendar recently. Here is a sneak peek at the 6 of the 26 cheerleaders who were photographed by Nathan Bolter.

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BOY SCOUT ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Boy Scout Troop Number 175 and their Scout Leaders, Brothers Robert Bradley and Herman Floyd of Greater Grant Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, 5533 Gilchrist Road., where boys are trained to become our leaders of tomorrow, have invited Brother Cleve E. Warren to be the speaker for their Boy Scout Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, February 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m. service. Cleve Warren, a Visionary, effective inspirational leader and team builder who motivates through his strategic thinking, is one of our own. A graduate from William Raines High School. He earned his Undergraduate Degree and Masters Degree in Business Administration. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership. His professional career includes his Senior Management Service for the state and local government as Director of Florida Black Business under Gov. Bob Martinez and Chief of Economic Development for Jacksonville under Mayor Ed Austin. Brother Warren is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve and is recognized as one of Jacksonvilles most ardent community leaders. Among his many awards are: Humanitarian Service and a member of the First Coast Business Hall of Fame. Cleve is married to the former Patricia Lawson of Jacksonville. They are the proud parents of one daughter Erika (Mallett) and son Brian. His love for the Master and Mankind is His Greatest Motivator. 13 OUTSTANDING JACKSONIANS TO BE HONORED ON FEBRUARY 15TH The African-American Game Officials and Athletic Association will celebrate its Third Annual Awards Luncheon by honoring 13 outstanding individuals in a program at the Legends Center on Friday, February 15, 2013, at 6 p.m. These honorees have been instrumental in the lives of many Jacksonville youths. 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