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Florida star
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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
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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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

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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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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.
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oclc - 02261130
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issn - 0740-798X
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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 16 FEBRUARY 22, 2013 VOL. 62 NO. 42 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 MISSINGCHILDREN SEE Crime & Justice INSIDE: UniverSoul Circus See Page 9, Sports STUDENTS SCORE SEATS TO MAJOR SOCCER MATCHEXCLUSIVE: EDDIELONGNOTNAMEDCongresswoman Brown Talks State of The Union 2013 Congresswoman Corrine Brown commend President Obamas 2013 State of the Union Address, noting that during these challenging times, his tremendous efforts towards keeping the nations economy on the road to recovery following the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. In my state of Florida the unemployment rate has declined for 25 consecutive months, while monthly job growth has been positive in 14 of the last 18 months, and its year-over-year growth has been positive for 29 months in a row,Ž she said. ...President Obamas vision will continue to keep our nations resources focused on key investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, education, and of course, our number one resource, our nations people.Ž She said majority of the legislation that advances through Congress should be introduced to do exactly that: facilitate job creation and strengthen our countrys middle and working class. Added Congreswoman Brown:We also need to ensure that Congress provides the necessary funding to secure Americas competitiveness into the future and present economic prosperity. And to me, the plan put forward this evening by President Obama is a huge step in the right direction.Ž After a statewide manhunt that ended with a charred corpse being pulled from a cabin, ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner (left) is believed dead. Now the spotlight has turned on Joe Jones who joined the LAPDin 1989 and says while he does not support Dorners actions, he did say I feel your painŽ and warned him to refrain from any further wrong doing and salvage your soulŽ. Unlike Former Officer Dorner, I fear dying,Ž he wrote in his own manifesto that went viral. But I also fear living in a society where Innocent people are dying for no reason. A society where pain so great can be afflicted to people who have to desire to live right and treat people right and then be punished for doing right.Ž He said he had flaws for ever believing that our system of government was obligated to do the right thing. Jones said that he hoped for several outcomes of the Dorner situation including for families who lost people in the tragedy to find Godly peace and citizens of Los Angeles to be mindful of this fearful time to be an Officer and comply vigorously so that you are not the victim of an Officer on high alertŽ. Government and Politicians please be diligent in the responsibility of creating Laws that protect those who could be the victim of a conspiracy,Ž he said. Never allow the door to be shut on the Truth.Ž He called for honest and fair LAPD agencies to continue and told those he considered unethical, How would you like if you were falsely accused and your life, livelyhood and career was taken from you? How would you like if someone was beating on you just because they felt they could get away with it? You are no better the criminals you took and oath to arrest when you do what you do!Ž Jones claims he lost his career, family, dignity and trust but he is at a place where he hopes to one day see change. Our Caribbean/Georgia editor Arthia Nixon, was the only US based media personality speaking directly with Reality Check hostess and personal friend, Chrissy Love (top right) as Centino Kemp (center), got on national Bahamian radio to address a series of contreversial topis. Centino is pictured performing his song Pornography (bottom left) and on the cover of his scandalous tell all book (bottom right). Centino, was 16 years-old when he left The Bahamas to attend college in Atlanta. He explained why his book is called First Lady and what went on behind closed doors. It should also be noted that he did not file a lawsuit against Eddie Long as did four men Only in The Florida & Georgia Star!Second Cop Claims Corruption Following Dorner ManhuntRecognized For Race Relations In Brunswick, Georgia The 47th Human Relations and Business/P rofessiona l Day was commemorated locally. PAGE 8 FULLSTORY PAGE 3 Standing Ovation For 102 Year Old Voter At State Of The Union Determined voter, 102 year-old Desiline Victor got a standing ovation when the President acknowledged her as a First Ladys guest. The Miami native along with the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15 year-old shot in Chicago a few days after performing at Inauguration were among several guests.Jeopardy Teen Writes IJust Won $75,000Ž In Answer Leonard Cooper not only has brains enough to earn him the title of Jeopardys Teen Champion, he also has a great sense of humor. The teen won the trivia game show after making a solid comeback from third place. After gaining points by finding the Double Jeopardy tiles, he entered Final Jeopardy with the most points that came in handy when his competitors guessed the wrong answer. His final answer: Who is some guy in Normandy. But Ijust won $75,000!Ž.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN Alfred N., 42, died February 3, 2013. ASBERRY Theodore, died February 4, 2013. BATEY Willye Mincy, died February 3, 2013. BENNET, James, 83, died February 11, 2013. BLACKSHEAR, Beverly C., 98, died February 5, 2013. BRAMUCHI Infant Brianna Hope, died February 3, 2013. BROUGHTON Clyde, Jr., died February 9, 2013. BROWN Vera Winifred, 90, died February 7, 2013. BUCKHOLTZ Laquinta Shanelle, 35, died February 12, 2013. CALHOUN Myrtie L., 80, died February 10, 2013. CONKLIN Bernard James, 63, died February 8, 2013. CORK, Bethany, 90, died February 6, 2013. DARIE, Mary M., died February 7, 2013. DAVENPORT Robert C., Sr., 53, died February 7, 2013. DAVIS Azzi, died February 9, 2013. DEEN Robert Bob, Sr., 72, died February 7, 2013. DENEMARK David Duffy Arthur, 73, died February 6, 2013. DOUGLAS, Cassandra, died February 8, 2013. EDWARDS Estaletta Yvonne, died February 6, 2013. ERICKSON Sheila Marlene, 65, died February 5, 2013. FORREST Charlotte A., 71, died February 5, 2013. GIBSON, Charles Richard, 79, died February 10, 2013. GILL M. L., 81, died February 5, 2013. GOODSON ET1 Joseph Allen, USN, died February 2, 2013. GREEN Leeda Marie, 51, died February 9, 2013. GRIFFIS Sherman, 58, died February 7, 2013. HAYES Larita, died February 6, 2013. HENDLEY Willie, died February 6, 2013. HERON Donald Ray, 69, died February 11, 2013. JACKSON, Wayne Eric, died February 10, 2013. JONES Willie Lee, II, 65, died February 8, 2013. JONES Willie James, 66, died February 2, 2013. KEYES Melvin, 58, died February 7, 2013. KIRBY, Kim, 52, died February 5, 2013. KNIGHTON, Rev. Thelma, died February 5, 2013. KOHUT Helene A., 93, died February 5, 2013. LEAVITT, Robert Bob, 74, died February 1, 2013. MASTERS Glen Wesley, 65, died February 8, 2013. McBRIDE Luella, died February 8, 2013. McGEE Eula W., 91, died February 9, 2013. McKINNEY, Buford E., 91, died February 6, 2013. MCLAURIN, Brenda Annette, died February 4, 2013. McNALLY Rosa, 88, died February 7, 2013. MURRAY Annette, 81, died February 8, 2013. MYERS, Inez, died February 10, 2013. NOON John D., Jr., died February 5, 2013. PITTMAN, Richard Carroll, 72, died February 8, 2013. PUSEY Anthony, died February 11, 2013. SEROKI Charles Robert, Jr., 69, died February 5, 2013. SINCLAIR Robert, Sr.,76, died February 6, 2013. SPRY Lucille Crosby, 87, died February 8, 2013. THOMAS, Helen Barbara, died February 1, 2013. TOWNSEND, Betty June Havener, 89, died February 9, 2013. WALLACE, Avis Sikes Chesser, 88, died February 3, 2013. WALLACE Dorothy A., 92, died February 3, 2013. WILLIAMS, Dee Ann, 73, died February 11, 2013. WILLIAMS Eva Lou Bankston, 96, died February 1, 2013. WRIGHT Johnnie Mae Brown, died February 5, 2013. WRIGHT Lois A., 92, died February 4, 2013. WRIGHT -Whitcomb, Crystal Yvonne, 48, died February 7, 2013. YOST Pauline Polly Ann, 62, died February 4, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ALSTON Malinda, died February 5, 2013. HOFFMAN George N., 92, died February 8, 2013. RIVERS Charles, died February 8, 2013. COLEMAN Kevin, died February 10, 2013. SCHOETTLE Marie, 70, died February 8, 2013. GLOSSON Harold, 88, died February 9, 2013. DARIE Mary M., died February 7, 2013. DAVENPORT Robert C., Sr., 53, died February 7, 2013. DAVIS, Azzi, died February 9, 2013. DEEN Robert Bob, Sr., 72, died February 7, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR FEBRUARY 16, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. CENTRAL METROPOLITAN CME CHURCH Sunday, February 17th there will be an anniversary celebration with a special concert performance by the Edward Waters College Concert Choir, under the directorship of Barbara McNeelyBouie. The program will also feature honor award presentations for several of the pillars of the African-American community in Jacksonville. Everyone is invited to attend. The concent is free to the public. The church is located at 4611 N. Pearl St., in the historic Springfield section of town. Rev. Marquise L. Hardrick is the Pastor. For more information, call the church at 904-354-7426. KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE presented by Reaching Women Through Special Events February 23rd, Special Program at 2p.m., Festival from 12noon 5p.m. There will be Music, Dance, Spoken Word...Wear your African Attire. Dedicated in the Memory of Co-Founder of The Kuumba Festival, Shadidi amma,Ž Stephanie C. Bryant (1956-2006). Bethesda Faith Assembly Church. Free Admission, The Eastside Theatre, 600 E. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL. Proceeds to benefit The Eastside Theater. For more information, call Jackie Franklin at (386) 631-8150. SWEETFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1365 Harrison St., Jacksonville, Fl. 32206, Dr. Richard .R. Russ -Pastor. Come and celebrate with us the resurrection of our Lord and Savior at 7pm Nightly, March 27,28, & 29 2013. Our guest speaker will be Rev.Walter ScottPastor of Friendship Baptist Church of Waycross, Ga.following our Sunday Morning Sunrise Service 6am; Church School 9:30am; Morning Worship 11:00am; followed by our Easter Exercise after morning worship. For more info concerning this and future events please contact Sis. Nicolla Mack (904) 226-6437 AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH The ElectrifyingŽ 11th Episcopal District Young Peoples Dept. (YPD) of the Womens Missionary Society presents its 26th Annual Black Heritage Weekend, February 15-17, 2013 at the Edward Waters College Gym, 1658 Kings Rd., Jacksonville. Doors open at 6pm. Joshua Rogers, season 5 winner of BET's Sunday Best will be here Friday, Feb. 15th, 6:30 pm; Christian Step Show, presiding Elder Elizabeth Yates, Host on 16th at 7pm; Sankofa Worship Experience, Rev. Sheranda Williams, Guest Speaker, St. James AME Church of Miami, FL on the 17th at 9am. Rodney Hurst and Alton Yates … Black History Honorees St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2730 West Edgewood Avenue, will honor Rodney Hurst and Alton Yates 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. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339 In Loving Memory of the Late Jimmy Cornell Reese Ford Happy Birthday! Gone but never forgotten! 1968-1990Well Son, Twenty three years ago, March 26, 1990, you left us for your Heavenly home. Your memory and spirit will ALWAYS be in Our Hearts. Sadly missed and Loved by Your Mother Beverley Andrews; Grand Mother Ella Mae Andrews; Brother Anthony L. Andrews; Son Maurice Wade Reese Ford; Daughters Breanna, Nyshesa; and Grandchild and Wife Vickie Father Robert Reese, Jr.; Godfather Charles C. Moore, Sr.; Baby mom Latress, Bridgette, Janet and a host of friends, cousin, nieces, nephews and Uncles, Larry and Frederick Andrew.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2013THE STARPAGE 3 LiL Meechie and Tasha were only about 9 years old, but they knew they were in love. One day they decided that they wanted to get married. Lil Mecchie had been taught to do the right so he went to Tasha's father, Deacon Reed, to ask him for her hand in marriage. Lil Meechie bravely walked up to him and said, "Deacon Reed, me and Totsie are in love and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage." Thinking that this was just the cutest thing, Deacon Reed replied, "Well Meechie, you're only 10. Where will you two live?" Without a moment of hesitation, Lil Meechie replied, "In Totsie's room. It's bigger than mine and we can both fit in there comfortably." Still thinking this is just adorable, Deacon Reed says with a huge grin, "Okay then how will you live? You're not old enough to get a job. You'll need to support Tasha." Again, Lil Meechie instantly replied, "Got it all figured out. We'll use our allowance. You give Totsie five dollars a week and Reverend Lawrence gives me 10 dollars a week. That's over $100 bucks a month and that's enough for right now." Deacon Reed was so impressed. Lil Meechie had put so much thought into this. 'Well Meechie, it seems like you have everything figured out. I just have one more question. What will you do if the two of you should have little ones of your own?" Lil Meechie just shrugged his shoulders and said, "Well, so far we've been pretty lucky." Deacon Reed no longer thinks Lil Meechie is so adorable. 904.407.6500 € 866.253.6681 toll free € communityhospice.com Community Focused € Community Supported Serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties since 1979 She brought you up and looked after you. Now its your turn to look after her. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is here to help you. Our compassionate hospice professionals and volunteers are here to help you and your loved one enjoy each day in peace and comfort. Ask for Community Hospice today.Were here to help ItstimetosubmityourMagnetapplication forDuvalCountyPublicSchools.MagnetapplicationsaredueFebruary28,2013.Submityourapplicationbymail,inperson oronlineatwww.duvalchoice.com Thechoiceisallyours. KV‘U"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Gffkg"Nqpi"/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia StarCentino Kemp returned to his native Bahamas Tuesday February 12, 2013 and told local media personality Chrissy Love that he was raped within 24 hours of meeting an influential Atlanta bishop, who prayed with him before he was violatedŽ and then given $2,000. Centino, who originally went to Atlanta to study broadcast journalism, was back home in Nassau, Bahamas promoting his book First Lady, which he claims is a name given to him by the clergyman who abused him. He officially launched the book in The Bahamas on February 14th. Using the single name Centino, that he uses when he hits the stage as an aspiring singer/songwriter. He is gathering a fan base with his first single Pornography. It should also be noted that he nor Chrissy Love, hostess of Reality Check called Bishop Eddie Longs name at anytime during the interview. Back when news broke of Eddie Longs sex scandal, Centinos name was thrust into the limelight with four other young men. Several callers bashed the Bahamas Christian Council for allowing Eddie Long to headline a convention just last year in the archipelago. Centinos controversial book also did not name Long, but had a character known as the Bishop. Chrissy began the show by reading page 19 of First Lady, which features Centino dressed with waist long wavy hair and makeup on the cover. I could drink on Saturday but go to church on SundayŽ he said noting he was 16 yearsold, fresh to Atlanta only being in the city for three weeks to attend school. I was raised to go to church and we were in this church and after services I was approached by the Bishop.Ž The character of the Bishop in Centinos book, read Chrissy, approached him after service with a greeting. Centino exchanged numbers with the Bishop who complimented his accent and then later invited him to join a male mentorship program, commending him being 16 years-old and already enrolled in college. Chrissy went on to read that later, he received a text while in Burger King from the Bishop and was told not to leave the restaurant because he wanted him to go with him to mentor a young boy. Centino stated that was when his whole life changed. Within less than 24 hours, I was raped,Ž he told listeners. Centino youre going to make me cry,Ž said Chrissy. Dont cry because I am not crying anymore,Ž Centino told her. You didnt think something was awry?Ž Chrissy asked Centino after hearing him describe being driven to Atlantic Station in the Bishops Chrysler and then eating at a fine restaurant. I was with a man of the cloth,Ž Centino replied, indicating he didnt feel anything was amiss. The story soon found the characters of Centino and the Bishop at Holiday Inn in Mid-town Atlanta, where they were to meet the young man to mentor. Centino says he thought they would meet in the lobby but was not finding anything odd about following the Bishop to the 19th floor to a suite. There, he said, he realized the room was empty. After praying together, Centino said he was rapedŽ. When the incident happened I got paid $2,000 after I was violated,Ž Centino said on radio. I was 16. I was rich. I shopped away my pain.Ž Centino also lost his cool after a female caller accused him of being flamboyant and profiting off of what allegedly happened to him. The caller also questioned his sexual preferences, his appearance and whether or not he had really been raped. She said that instead of writing a book he should be going to churches if he had a story to tell. Listen here,Ž he told the caller, you dont know me! Excuse me Missƒ I dont want to be rude to you. You cant say I am profiting from my life. Dont call to judge me you dont know me!Ž Centino quickly rebutted, noting that he has worked with charities and organizations, has a foundation, still goes to a psychiiatrist, speaks at events and churches t o discuss a variety of issues including rape and AIDS. Its my story to tell,Ž he told the caller. A caller did ask if Centino in fact had a tattoo of Eddie Longs name on his wrist. Chrissy confirmed that there was indeed a persons name on his wrist above the words never a mistake, always a lessonŽ after quickly interjecting with a reminder that they were not calling names, something she did several times in the show. When she asked what the tattoo meant, Centino invited Chrissy to look at the scar on his head under his makeup and said,Gffkg"Nqpi"/"EqpvkpwgfEveryday I look at my scar I remember, never a mistake, always a lesson.Ž More disturbingly, he admitted that scar was caused when he was pushed into a mirror but remained tightlipped on who pushed him and why. Centino also said there are many churches engaging in business instead of saving souls and that there are many council meetings he sat on in ministries and sex was quite common. He did not call any names, locations or reveal dates. I was there at many of those gatherings,Ž he said boldly. There was sex and yes, I was having sex too!Ž The young man also opened up on his painful past of having a mother he claims chased after men during his adolescence, and never being told you did great sonŽ by a man eventually led to his own struggles with his sexuality. When asked if he and Eddie Long still communicate, or have communicated since the outing of the scandal, Centino replied: Im not discussing that.Ž His book, First Lady was launched in The Bahamas on Valentines Day and is now available on Amazon.com.

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PAGE 4THE STARFEBRUARY 16, 2013 Celebrating African-American History Month Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.Note: Due to a technical issue, not the fault of The Florida Star, the Inauguration Brunch and Luncheon article printed without photos. It is being reprised this week with photographs included.Inauguration Brunch and Luncheon.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 deliciously prepared and invitingly arrayed. The Continental Brunch included assorted fruits and fruit juices, croissants, cheeses, cream cheese Danish rolls, 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 their progeny witnessing 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................................................... WEAR AN ANGEL ON YOUR SHOULDERpin designed by Jacksonville artist Cecilia Washington-Carr This adorable, wearable art is available at the Customer Service Desk in Publix Stores located in Orange Park, University Boulevard, Gateway Shopping Center, St. Johns Town Center, Arlington, and Atlantic Boulevard. Ms. Washington-Carr will be at two Publix locations selling her pins this month from 11 a.m. … 3 p.m. on February 16, Publix Store at Harbor Place, 13170 Atlantic Boulevard, and February 23, Publix Store at Gateway Shopping Center.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2013 PAGE 5 ENTERTAINMENT Pure Nightclub Owned and operated by Ivory Orr. The nightclub will be celebrating its 2 year anniversary this year. Mayor Partners with Fifth Annual First Coast Kids TriathlonNations largest kid's triathlon comes to Jacksonville University Mayor Alvin Brown announced Wednesday the City of Jacksonvilles commitment to help host the 2013 First Coast Kids Triathlon at Jacksonville University (JU). The First Coast Kids Triathlon is about investing in our youth. More than sport, its an opportunity to encourage character development and hard work while teaching about the spirit of competition, said Mayor Brown. I congratulate all sponsors, volunteers and event planners for their success in guiding young people on a path to healthier, more active lives. On May 4 and 5, more than 2,000 youth athletes will participate in what is easily the largest triathlon for children in the country for the fifth straight year. More than 350 volunteers and 6,000 spectators are expected. Jacksonville University is proud to partner with the City and First Coast Kids Triathlon to host this outstanding event for our local youth, said JU President Tim Cost. We fully support efforts to improve the health and esteem of our areas young people. This triathlon fits well with our goal to make our campus and its expansive riverfront available to the community and deepen the connection between JU and the North Florida area. The City of Jacksonville partnered with the Jaguars Foundation, Jacksonville University, the YMCA of Floridas First Coast, Florida Blue and Firehouse Subs for the event. With their help, the triathlon has expanded a first-of-its-kind program that introduces kids from underprivileged communities to the sport of triathlon. In 2013, 60 kids will learn to swim and be taught the fundamentals of bike safety, proper nutrition and injury prevention during a seven-week program. In turn, they will participate in the triathlon on May 5. As part of the program, all of the children will be permitted to keep the equipment used in the triathlon. The support also funds an outreach program in schools across the First Coast. Through this program, schools can receive free classes for all students about the importance of being healthy and active. Every school that forms a team for the triathlon will earn their share of more than $10,000 that will be used to help schools buy the equipment, supplies and materials necessary to keep kids healthy and active throughout the school year. More than 12,000 kids are expected to participate in the education seminars, with more than 1,200 kids representing their school at the event. We could not be more proud to expand our long-standing partnerships with the YMCA and the Jaguars to include the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville University, said Tom Gildersleeve, Event Director of the First Coast Kids Triathlon. Families across the First Coast have experienced the power of being motivated to be healthy and active through our efforts over the past four years, and these new partnerships will allow us to expand this positive influence. Our new venue is truly world-class, and we hope it brings national attention to the fact that Jacksonville is home to the largest kids triathlon in the United States. Schedule of Events for May 4 & 5, 2013 The race weekend is spread over two days. The festivities kick off Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. with Packet Pick-Up and the Event Expo. Saturday is highlighted by the Pep Rally (starts at 5:30 p.m.) featuring welcome messages from local officials, introductions of the 2013 Celebrity Big Kids and a motivational speech. Sunday morning is race day with transition opening at 6:15 a.m. and the races starting at 7:30 a.m. Everything concludes with the Awards Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday. What is a Kids Triathlon? Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and kids triathlons are a vital part of this trend. Race distances are set by the USATriathlon (the governing body of the sport under the United States Olympic Committee) to be challenging, yet achievable, and every race consists of 4 components swimming, biking, running and transitions. There are two divisions in kids races with the Juniors (10 years old & under) completing a 100 yard swim; three-mile bike ride and half mile run. The Seniors (ages 11 15) complete in double the distances (200 yard swim; six mile bike ride; and one mile run). Contact Information: Event Website: www.firstcoastkidstriathlon.org VIP Manager of Pure Nightclub John Sloan and Draya of Basketball Wives African American Owner of Pure Nightclub Ivory Orr and BET/YMCMB DJ Q45 Luke Engram, Artist Ace Hood, & YMCMB's DJ Q45 Pure has over 800 people each Saturday bringing you all of the hottest parties Pure Nightclub 8206 Phillips Hwy Jacksonville, FL 32256

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PAGE 6 THE STAR FEBRUARY 16, 2013 Man Impersonates Police OfficerA man was arrested for impersonating a police officer. The victims were driving through the parking lot of Taco Bell when they decided to turn their vehicle around. A silver Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck pulled in front of them forcing them to come to a stop. Once stopped, the driver and passenger exited the truck and approached the victims vehicle and identified themselves as law enforcement officers, in plain clothes. One of the individuals produced a badge and requested identification from the occupants of the vehicle. One of the occupants inside the vehicle became suspicious of the suspects tone of voice and overall manner and asked for their badge numbers. He also advised that he was going to call 9-1-1. The suspects told the victims, You caught a break tonightŽ and then they left the area. The victims were able to provide a very good vehicle description and a tag number to police. Other police were notified of the situation and began searching. Later in the day, another call was received at an apartment complex regarding two males posing as law enforcement officers. Again, police responded. They arrived to find 31-year-old Ryan Romano and Sean Sherron in the parking lot standing by a silver Chevrolet pick-up truck. Romano advised deputies that he was a retiredŽ Deputy Sheriff from Kenosha Sheriffs Department in Wisconsin and provided police identification for that agency. Authorities were then contacted at Kenosha Sheriffs Department in Wisconsin to learn that Romano had been terminated a week prior. Deputies questioned Romano and Sherron regarding the incident at Taco Bell and learned that Romano had initiated the police contactŽ in the parking lot earlier that day. Romano was arrested and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. He is being held without bond. Sean Sherron was not charged with a crime, as investigation revealed that he did not identify himself as a law enforcement officer during the incident. 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. 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: Tiana Cooper Age: 15 Weight: 210 lbs Last seen: 1/29/13 Name: Beuddly Duperval Age: 16 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 1/18/13 Name: Grace Frazier Age: 17 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 1/14/13 Name: Amber Lee Hamilton Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 1/29/13MOSTWANTED Name: James Allen Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Jonathan Addison Offense: Organized Fraud Name: Akime Anderson Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Guarding Against Robbery and Assault Robbery and assault are serious crimes. While money is often the motivation, these incidents are considered crimes of violence because they involve the threat or actual use of physical violence. The basic rules of prevention are to be sensible and to be alert. The following tips will also help reduce the risk of robbery or assault. Personal Safety Tips on the Street € If possible, don't walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can„there is always safety in numbers. € Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. Walk close to the curb, avoiding doorways, bushes, and other potential hiding places. € If you have to walk in the street, walk facing traffic. A person walking with traffic can be followed, forced into a car, and abducted more easily than a person walking against traffic. € Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. Don't stop to talk to strangers. € Wear clothing and shoes that give you freedom of movement. And don't burden yourself with too many packages or items. € Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are wearing headphones, don't turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises. € Never hitchhike or accept rides from strangers. € Report any suspicious activity or person immediately. If it is an emergency, dial 911. Basic Street Smarts € Wherever you are„on the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subway„stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. € Send the message that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going. € Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave. € Know the neighborhoods where you live and work. € Check out the locations of police and fire stations, public telephones, hospitals, and restaurants, or stores that are open late. If Someone Tries to Rob You € Don't resist. Give up your property„don't give up your life. € Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims. Preventing Assaults € If you are involved in a heated argument that appears to be turning violent, walk away. If you stay and fight "to prove something," you will only demonstrate poor judgment in almost every instance. € Never carry a firearm, knife, or other illegal weapon. A weapon will definitely escalate the situation, and it could ultimately be used to harm innocent people or yourself. € Avoid excessive drinking, or if you have been drinking, recognize its impact on your judgment. Alcohol is a contributing factor in many assaults. € If you see an assault in progress, dial 9-1-1 immediately to alert the police. Do not jump into the fray, unless it is a last resort to prevent more serious injury. Your Safety Man Robs to Pay for Girlfriends Probation Investigators have arrested a 22-year-old Marquis C. Baldwin in a string of robberies. Over a period of three months, deputies responded to four different robberies that appeared to have been committed by the same suspect. The suspect entered the businesses armed with a rifle demanding money from the employees. On November 30, 2012 at 3:45 am, a Kangaroo gas station was robbed. On December 6, 2012 at 4:55, am a Waffle House was robbed. On January 3, 2013 and January 9, 2013 another Waffle House was robbed. Sheriffs investigators used video surveillance to help identify Baldwin, who was later interviewed about the robberies and confessed. Investigators obtained evidence to include a pump action BB gun which Baldwin used in each of the four robberies. Baldwin told investigators that he committed the robberies in order to pay off his girlfriends probation, which was found to be paid in full after the January 9 robbery. Baldwin was arrested and charged with 4 counts of robbery with a firearm and 6 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Baldwin is being held on $80,000 bond. Marquis Baldwin Police Catch Shoplifting Suspects with Combined 86 Arrests Two suspects were arrested for shoplifting and one of the suspects was said to have been quite well-known to law enforcement. Surveillance video from a Marshalls store showed the man acting as a lookout while the woman put more than $300 worth of clothing into two bags. Security personnel approached the pair as they were leaving the store, but the man ran off while the female suspect shoved security out of the way. Detectives shared surveillance images in an attempt to identify the two suspects and received three immediate responses from law enforcement officers who knew the woman as 48-year-old Cynthia Turner. When detectives went to Turners home with an arrest warrant they also found 46-year-old Daryl Thomas, the man in the video. Turner and Thomas have criminal histories more than two decades long that combine to up to 86 local arrests. Turner has been arrested 24 times for retail theft and robbery charges, and was jailed another 29 times for violating probation or contempt of court. Thomas has 17 arrests for violent crimes and drug charges and was jailed another 16 times for violating probation or contempt of court. Despite their histories, Thomas has only been sentenced to prison once, which was for five months. Turner was sentenced to prison three times, for less than two years total. Both suspects are now charged with grand theft and resisting a retail merchant. Turner is being held on $15,000 bond while Thomas is being held on $1,500 bond. Cynthia Turner Daryl ThomasRyan Romano

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LOCAL FEBRUARY 16, 2013 PAGE 7 Florida By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star Photos: Angela Favors-Morrell As a child growing up in The Bahamas, the largest animals I had ever seen were the hogs my great-grandparents would later serve their five generation-family during the holidays and any form of juggling and acrobatics came through coloring books. As for clowns, unless you count this eccentric lady in my old town, seeing someone with exaggerated red lips with a big nose and crazy hair was few and far between. That all changed for me one day in the early 1990s when my parents accidently left the satellite channel unlocked to HBO and they were showing the UniverSoul Circus. There before my eyes, in pre-3D flatscreen TV were people who looked like me and using music I was familiar with, representing a diverse group of nations working with lions, tigers and bears oh my! While I dont remember the name of the gorgeous big cat tamer who spoke to tigers in French, the snake lady from Africa whose body seemed to not have bones or the stilt walkers from my Caribbean region who danced a familiar Carnival number elevated above the ground, I knew that one day, I too would take part as an audience member and watch the hilarious ringmaster present them all. Fast-forward to nearly 20 years later after Cedric Walkers vision to present a unique circus was fulfilled in 1994 in the parking lot of the old Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta with the debut show, and that little island girl is now a mother whose bucket list wish of attending the UniverSoul Circus live, is shared with her own child. And while it is not same introduction many children in Jacksonville had when the circus came to the Prime Osborne III Convention Center recently, it is certainly a shared dream to step out of reality to gasp for a moment to admire that there not only is magic under the big top, but also a whole lotta soul! This years troupe included a comedy improvisational group out of Atlanta to serve as hosts performing comedy skits plus song and dance. Also on hand for this year will be the Bone Breakers of Guinea, Africa, the Shaolin Warriors from Henan, China, the Chino Ramos Tigers Tampa Florida, aerialists Jean Claude and Tatiane from Paris, France & Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; the Zhukau Acrobatic Troupe from Belarus, and the Rough Riders of Guinea and Russia. UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS PRESENTSAN UNFORGETTABLE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE OF CIRCUS ARTS, MUSIC, DANCE AND STYLE2013 U & US TOUR IT TAKES U TO MAKE US January 31-February 3

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PAGE8 THESTAR FEBRUARY16, 2013Brunswick President of the NAACP, Dr. John Perry, was honored recently as he marked his sixth pastoral anniversary with a Dinner and Celebration on February 9th. The pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church was joined by community leaders, family and friends to receive accolade for his achievements as a ministry leader. Dr. Perry is pictured, about to receive a plaque of appreciation, presented by Commissioner Cornell Harvey. Photo:Angela Favors-Morrell Georgia State Representative Al Williams was on hand recently to recognize several Glynn County citizens for their efforts on forging a society of tolerance on what was unofficially hailed as Human Race and Relations Day. The 47th Human Relations and Business/Professional Day was organized by the late Georgia State Representative, Rev. E. C. Tillman who was the pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA. During his keynote address during the honors ceremony, State Rep. Williams noted several major issues including the national debt. He urged people not to give up home on their leaders in trying times. The problem of national debt is too big to solve on the backs of poor people,Ž he told the crowd. You cannot solve a problem until you can talk about it. There once was a day that Democrats and Republicans could sit down and talk about the nations problems.Ž He added: Do not define elected officials by their political power, but by the content of their character.Ž Honorees included Venus Holmes, the longest serving member of the Glynn County School Board (11) years. Also honored was Jeffery Kilgore, President of the Kilgore Group, (the "Firm") a firm specializing in financial services consulting to privately owned business. Homes received her award for Professionalism while Kilgore received his award for Business. The Humanitarian award was presented to Julius Williams of the International Longshoremans Association. Pictured left are the honorees Jeffrey Kilgore, Venus Holmes, and Julius Williams with their awards. Also pictured is State Rep. Al Williams who also recived a plaque of appreciation. Photos:Anegela FavorsMorrell State Rep. Al Williams Joins Honorees At Brunswicks Human Relations and Business/Professional Day Local NAACP President Celebrates Six Year Anniversary

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The Florida Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy is currently offering scholarships for high school seniors. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 1, 2013. The purpose of the AABE-FL Scholarship is to assist African American, Hispanic and Native American students with the cost of pursuing a bachelors degree in energy-related fields at an accredited college or university within the state of Florida. JEA currently has the largest AABE membership in the state of Florida. The AABEFL scholarship rewards high school students throughout the state of Florida who excel in math and science with financial assistance for post-secondary education. In addition, AABEFL supports scholarship recipients ("AABE scholars") who meet established academic standards throughout their pursuit of a bachelor's degree with recurring scholarships. Applications are available at aabe.org. For more information call Atanya Lewis at 561-691-7492. Regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan Study Residents in Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties will have one final opportunity to provide input for the North Florida Regional Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan Study being conducted by the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (North Florida TPO). A series of five open-house walk-through public meetings with multiple stations will allow attendees to review and comment on the Plans draft elements. The public meetings are from 4 … 8 p.m. and scheduled as follows: Wednesday, Feb. 20 … Council Chambers, Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave. Thursday, Feb. 21 Commission Chambers, Jacksonville Beach City Hall, 11 3rd Street North; Tuesday, March 5 … Ed Ball Building, Room 110next to City Hall downtown, 214 Hogan Street; Wednesday, March 6 … Alcazar Room, St. Augustine Town Hall, 75 King Street; Thursday, March 7 … Nassau County Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place. The website is www.northfloridatpo.com Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement Inc.( JLOC,MMM Inc.), a non-profit local organization will 'Give-A-Way Clothes', Saturday, February 23, 2013. The location is 916 N. Myrtle Avenue., between Kings Road and Beaver Street. The time is 11:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions or just want to learn more about the Millions More Movement, visit our website: www.jacksonvilleloc.org or call us 904-240-9133, 904-3541775. Financial donations and other donations are accepted. Support the Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement Inc.( JLOC,MMM Inc. ), 'as we work to end the violence through a good,quality education, and not more incarceration '. HEALTH & MEDICALPAGE 10THESTAR FEBRUARY 16, 2013 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM GEORGIA / CARIBBEAN ARTHIA NIXON TALK OF THE TOWN FRANCES BRADLEY, VOLUME BURKS SPECIAL SECTION TIA AYELE SPORTS MIKE BONTS LAURENCE GREENE COLUMNS YOLANDA KNUCKLE GEORGIA MARKETING and NEWS ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL DISTRIBUTION DAVID SCOTT PUBLIC NOTICES CLASSIFIED ADS EMPLOYMENT COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS AIDS United Announces $1 Million Investment in Grants to Help HIV-Positive People Stay in CareNew $4M Multi-Year Retention in Care Initiative Supported by the MAC AIDS Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. -February 4, 2013 … Thanks to a $4 million investment by the MAC AIDS Fund and a unique partnership with AIDS United, $1 million in initial grants have been awarded to seven organizations across the U.S. to help define and expand programs that help keep HIV-positive people in care and on treatment. At a time where treatment has proven effective not only in prolonging the life of those infected with HIV, but in substantially reducing transmission of new infections, retention in care has proven critical to the continued fight against the disease. As a person living with HIV, Ive always known treatment can make a huge difference in my own health, but recent research has made clear that early treatment can also play a serious role in stopping new transmissions,Ž said Michael Kaplan, AIDS United President & CEO. Kaplan said that a study from the National Institutes of Health (HIV) called HPTN showed early treatment of HIV-positive people can reduce sexual transmission of HIV to uninfected partners by 96%. Despite the significant promise early treatment holds for both people infected and for community prevention efforts, substantial social and structural barriers often cause HIV-positive people to drop out of care. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimate that only 41% of HIV-positive individuals in the United States are retained in care. According to Kaplan, underserved populations -particularly those living in poverty … are at highest risk of dropping out of care. Over the next three years, our grantees will be developing innovative and intensive ways to work with PLWHA in their communities and ensure they are consistently retained in the life-saving care they need,Ž said Kaplan. At this pivotal time in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S., the MAC AIDS Funds Retention in Care Initiative with AIDS United presents us with a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference for the people who need it most,Ž said Nancy Mahon, Global Executive Director of the MAC AIDS Fund. By supporting community-specific strategies to keep people in care, the Retention in Care Initiative helps advance two pillars of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: optimizing health outcomes for PLWHA and reducing new infections. By supporting programs that deal directly with the most marginalized, underserved people who are at the highest risk of infection, this partnership exemplifies our mission at the MAC AIDS Fund.Ž

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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 MISSINGCHILDREN SEE Crime & Justice INSIDE: UniverSoul Circus See Page 9, Sports STUDENTS SCORE SEATS TO MAJOR SOCCER MATCHEXCLUSIVE: EDDIELONGNOTNAMEDCongresswoman Brown Talks State of The Union 2013 Congresswoman Corrine Brown commend President Obamas 2013 State of the Union Address, noting that during these challenging times, his tremendous efforts towards keeping the nations economy on the road to recovery following the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. In my state of Florida the unemployment rate has declined for 25 consecutive months, while monthly job growth has been positive in 14 of the last 18 months, and its year-over-year growth has been positive for 29 months in a row, she said. ...President Obamas vision will continue to keep our nations resources focused on key investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, education, and of course, our number one resource, our nations people. She said majority of the legislation that advances through Congress should be introduced to do exactly that: facilitate job creation and strengthen our countrys middle and working class. Added Congreswoman Brown:We also need to ensure that Congress provides the necessary funding to secure Americas competitiveness into the future and present economic prosperity. And to me, the plan put forward this evening by President Obama is a huge step in the right direction. After a statewide manhunt that ended with a charred corpse being pulled from a cabin, ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner (left) is believed dead. Now the spotlight has turned on Joe Jones who joined the LAPDin 1989 and says while he does not support Dorners actions, he did say I feel your pain and warned him to refrain from any further wrong doing and salvage your soul. Unlike Former Officer Dorner, I fear dying, he wrote in his own manifesto that went viral. But I also fear living in a society where Innocent people are dying for no reason. A society where pain so great can be afflicted to people who have to desire to live right and treat people right and then be punished for doing right. He said he had flaws for ever believing that our system of government was obligated to do the right thing. Jones said that he hoped for several outcomes of the Dorner situation including for families who lost people in the tragedy to find Godly peace and citizens of Los Angeles to be mindful of this fearful time to be an Officer and comply vigorously so that you are not the victim of an Officer on high alert. Government and Politicians please be diligent in the responsibility of creating Laws that protect those who could be the victim of a conspiracy, he said. Never allow the door to be shut on the Truth. He called for honest and fair LAPD agencies to continue and told those he considered unethical, How would you like if you were falsely accused and your life, livelyhood and career was taken from you? How would you like if someone was beating on you just because they felt they could get away with it? You are no better the criminals you took and oath to arrest when you do what you do! Jones claims he lost his career, family, dignity and trust but he is at a place where he hopes to one day see change. Our Caribbean/Georgia editor Arthia Nixon, was the only US based media personality speaking directly with Reality Check hostess and personal friend, Chrissy Love (top right) as Centino Kemp (center), got on national Bahamian radio to address a series of contreversial topis. Centino is pictured performing his song Pornography (bottom left) and on the cover of his scandalous tell all book (bottom right). Centino, was 16 years-old when he left The Bahamas to attend college in Atlanta. He explained why his book is called First Lady and what went on behind closed doors. It should also be noted that he did not file a lawsuit against Eddie Long as did four men Only in The Florida & Georgia Star!Second Cop Claims Corruption Following Dorner ManhuntRecognized For Race Relations In Brunswick, Georgia The 47th Human Relations and Business/P rofessiona l Day was commemorated locally. PAGE 8 FULLSTORY PAGE 3 Standing Ovation For 102 Year Old Voter At State Of The Union Determined voter, 102 year-old Desiline Victor got a standing ovation when the President acknowledged her as a First Ladys guest. The Miami native along with the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15 year-old shot in Chicago a few days after performing at Inauguration were among several guests.Jeopardy Teen Writes IJust Won $75,000 In Answer Leonard Cooper not only has brains enough to earn him the title of Jeopardys Teen Champion, he also has a great sense of humor. The teen won the trivia game show after making a solid comeback from third place. After gaining points by finding the Double Jeopardy tiles, he entered Final Jeopardy with the most points that came in handy when his competitors guessed the wrong answer. His final answer: Who is some guy in Normandy. But Ijust won $75,000!.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALLEN, Alfred N., 42, died February 3, 2013. ASBERRY Theodore, died February 4, 2013. BATEY, Willye Mincy, died February 3, 2013. BENNET, James, 83, died February 11, 2013. BLACKSHEAR, Beverly C., 98, died February 5, 2013. BRAMUCHI, Infant Brianna Hope, died February 3, 2013. BROUGHTON, Clyde, Jr., died February 9, 2013. BROWN, Vera Winifred, 90, died February 7, 2013. BUCKHOLTZ, Laquinta Shanelle, 35, died February 12, 2013. CALHOUN Myrtie L., 80, died February 10, 2013. CONKLIN, Bernard James, 63, died February 8, 2013. CORK, Bethany, 90, died February 6, 2013. DARIE, Mary M., died February 7, 2013. DAVENPORT, Robert C., Sr., 53, died February 7, 2013. DAVIS Azzi, died February 9, 2013. DEEN, Robert Bob, Sr., 72, died February 7, 2013. DENEMARK, David Duffy Arthur, 73, died February 6, 2013. DOUGLAS, Cassandra, died February 8, 2013. EDWARDS Estaletta Yvonne, died February 6, 2013. ERICKSON, Sheila Marlene, 65, died February 5, 2013. FORREST, Charlotte A., 71, died February 5, 2013. GIBSON, Charles Richard, 79, died February 10, 2013. GILL, M. L., 81, died February 5, 2013. GOODSON, ET1 Joseph Allen, USN, died February 2, 2013. GREEN, Leeda Marie, 51, died February 9, 2013. GRIFFIS, Sherman, 58, died February 7, 2013. HAYES, Larita, died February 6, 2013. HENDLEY, Willie, died February 6, 2013. HERON, Donald Ray, 69, died February 11, 2013. JACKSON, Wayne Eric, died February 10, 2013. JONES, Willie Lee, II, 65, died February 8, 2013. JONES, Willie James, 66, died February 2, 2013. KEYES, Melvin, 58, died February 7, 2013. KIRBY, Kim, 52, died February 5, 2013. KNIGHTON, Rev. Thelma, died February 5, 2013. KOHUT, Helene A., 93, died February 5, 2013. LEAVITT, Robert Bob, 74, died February 1, 2013. MASTERS, Glen Wesley, 65, died February 8, 2013. McBRIDE, Luella, died February 8, 2013. McGEE Eula W., 91, died February 9, 2013. McKINNEY, Buford E., 91, died February 6, 2013. MCLAURIN, Brenda Annette, died February 4, 2013. McNALLY, Rosa, 88, died February 7, 2013. MURRAY Annette, 81, died February 8, 2013. MYERS, Inez, died February 10, 2013. NOON, John D., Jr., died February 5, 2013. PITTMAN, Richard Carroll, 72, died February 8, 2013. PUSEY, Anthony, died February 11, 2013. SEROKI, Charles Robert, Jr., 69, died February 5, 2013. SINCLAIR Robert, Sr., 76, died February 6, 2013. SPR Y, Lucille Crosby, 87, died February 8, 2013. THOMAS, Helen Barbara, died February 1, 2013. TOWNSEND, Betty June Havener, 89, died February 9, 2013. WALLACE, Avis Sikes Chesser, 88, died February 3, 2013. WALLACE, Dorothy A., 92, died February 3, 2013. WILLIAMS, Dee Ann, 73, died February 11, 2013. WILLIAMS, Eva Lou Bankston, 96, died February 1, 2013. WRIGHT, Johnnie Mae Brown, died February 5, 2013. WRIGHT, Lois A., 92, died February 4, 2013. WRIGHT-Whitcomb, Crystal Yvonne, 48, died February 7, 2013. YOST, Pauline Polly Ann, 62, died February 4, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ALSTON, Malinda, died February 5, 2013. HOFFMAN George N., 92, died February 8, 2013. RIVERS Charles, died February 8, 2013. COLEMAN, Kevin, died February 10, 2013. SCHOETTLE, Marie, 70, died February 8, 2013. GLOSSON, Harold, 88, died February 9, 2013. DARIE Mary M., died February 7, 2013. DAVENPORT, Robert C., Sr., 53, died February 7, 2013. DAVIS, Azzi, died February 9, 2013. DEEN, Robert Bob, Sr., 72, died February 7, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR FEBRUARY 16, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. CENTRAL METROPOLITAN CME CHURCH Sunday, February 17th there will be an anniversary celebration with a special concert performance by the Edward Waters College Concert Choir, under the directorship of Barbara McNeelyBouie. The program will also feature honor award presentations for several of the pillars of the African-American community in Jacksonville. Everyone is invited to attend. The concent is free to the public. The church is located at 4611 N. Pearl St., in the historic Springfield section of town. Rev. Marquise L. Hardrick is the Pastor. For more information, call the church at 904-354-7426. KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE presented by Reaching Women Through Special Events, February 23rd, Special Program at 2p.m., Festival from 12noon 5p.m. There will be Music, Dance, Spoken Word...Wear your African Attire. Dedicated in the Memory of Co-Founder of The Kuumba Festival, Shadidi amma, Stephanie C. Bryant (1956-2006). Bethesda Faith Assembly Church. Free Admission, The Eastside Theatre, 600 E. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL. Proceeds to benefit The Eastside Theater. For more information, call Jackie Franklin at (386) 631-8150. SWEETFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1365 Harrison St., Jacksonville, Fl. 32206, Dr. Richard .R. Russ -Pastor. Come and celebrate with us the resurrection of our Lord and Savior at 7pm Nightly, March 27,28, & 29 2013. Our guest speaker will be Rev.Walter ScottPastor of Friendship Baptist Church of Waycross, Ga.following our Sunday Morning Sunrise Service 6am; Church School 9:30am; Morning Worship 11:00am; followed by our Easter Exercise after morning worship. For more info concerning this and future events please contact Sis. Nicolla Mack (904) 226-6437 AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH The Electrifying 11th Episcopal District Young Peoples Dept. (YPD) of the Womens Missionary Society presents its 26th Annual Black Heritage Weekend, February 15-17, 2013 at the Edward Waters College Gym, 1658 Kings Rd., Jacksonville. Doors open at 6pm. Joshua Rogers, season 5 winner of BET's Sunday Best will be here Friday, Feb. 15th, 6:30 pm; Christian Step Show, presiding Elder Elizabeth Yates, Host on 16th at 7pm; Sankofa Worship Experience, Rev. Sheranda Williams, Guest Speaker, St. James AME Church of Miami, FL on the 17th at 9am. Rodney Hurst and Alton Yates Black History Honorees St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2730 West Edgewood Avenue, will honor Rodney Hurst and Alton Yates 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 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. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339 In Loving Memory of the Late Jimmy Cornell Reese Ford Happy Birthday! Gone but never forgotten! 1968-1990Well Son, Twenty three years ago, March 26, 1990, you left us for your Heavenly home. Your memory and spirit will ALWAYS be in Our Hearts. Sadly missed and Loved by Your Mother Beverley Andrews; Grand Mother Ella Mae Andrews; Brother Anthony L. Andrews; Son Maurice Wade Reese Ford; Daughters Breanna, Nyshesa; and Grandchild and Wife Vickie Father Robert Reese, Jr.; Godfather Charles C. 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FEBRUARY 16, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 3 LiL Meechie and Tasha were only about 9 years old, but they knew they were in love. One day they decided that they wanted to get married. Lil Mecchie had been taught to do the right so he went to Tasha's father, Deacon Reed, to ask him for her hand in marriage. Lil Meechie bravely walked up to him and said, "Deacon Reed, me and Totsie are in love and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage." Thinking that this was just the cutest thing, Deacon Reed replied, "Well Meechie, you're only 10. Where will you two live?" Without a moment of hesitation, Lil Meechie replied, "In Totsie's room. It's bigger than mine and we can both fit in there comfortably." Still thinking this is just adorable, Deacon Reed says with a huge grin, "Okay then how will you live? You're not old enough to get a job. You'll need to support Tasha." Again, Lil Meechie instantly replied, "Got it all figured out. We'll use our allowance. You give Totsie five dollars a week and Reverend Lawrence gives me 10 dollars a week. That's over $100 bucks a month and that's enough for right now." Deacon Reed was so impressed. Lil Meechie had put so much thought into this. 'Well Meechie, it seems like you have everything figured out. I just have one more question. What will you do if the two of you should have little ones of your own?" Lil Meechie just shrugged his shoulders and said, "Well, so far we've been pretty lucky." Deacon Reed no longer thinks Lil Meechie is so adorable. 904.407.6500 866.253.6681 toll free communityhospice.com Community Focused Community Supported Serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties since 1979 She brought you up and looked after you. Now its your turn to look after her. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is here to help you. Our compassionate hospice professionals and volunteers are here to help you and your loved one enjoy each day in peace and comfort. Ask for Community Hospice today.Were here to help ItstimetosubmityourMagnetapplication forDuvalCountyPublicSchools.MagnetapplicationsaredueFebruary28,2013.Submityourapplicationbymail,inperson oronlineatwww.duvalchoice.com Thechoiceisallyours. KVU"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Gffkg"Nqpi"/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia StarCentino Kemp returned to his native Bahamas Tuesday February 12, 2013 and told local media personality Chrissy Love that he was raped within 24 hours of meeting an influential Atlanta bishop, who prayed with him before he was violated and then given $2,000. Centino, who originally went to Atlanta to study broadcast journalism, was back home in Nassau, Bahamas promoting his book First Lady, which he claims is a name given to him by the clergyman who abused him. He officially launched the book in The Bahamas on February 14th. Using the single name Centino, that he uses when he hits the stage as an aspiring singer/songwriter. He is gathering a fan base with his first single Pornography. It should also be noted that he nor Chrissy Love, hostess of Reality Check called Bishop Eddie Longs name at anytime during the interview. Back when news broke of Eddie Longs sex scandal, Centinos name was thrust into the limelight with four other young men. Several callers bashed the Bahamas Christian Council for allowing Eddie Long to headline a convention just last year in the archipelago. Centinos controversial book also did not name Long, but had a character known as the Bishop. Chrissy began the show by reading page 19 of First Lady, which features Centino dressed with waist long wavy hair and makeup on the cover. I could drink on Saturday but go to church on Sunday he said noting he was 16 yearsold, fresh to Atlanta only being in the city for three weeks to attend school. I was raised to go to church and we were in this church and after services I was approached by the Bishop. The character of the Bishop in Centinos book, read Chrissy, approached him after service with a greeting. Centino exchanged numbers with the Bishop who complimented his accent and then later invited him to join a male mentorship program, commending him being 16 years-old and already enrolled in college. Chrissy went on to read that later, he received a text while in Burger King from the Bishop and was told not to leave the restaurant because he wanted him to go with him to mentor a young boy. Centino stated that was when his whole life changed. Within less than 24 hours, I was raped, he told listeners. Centino youre going to make me cry, said Chrissy. Dont cry because I am not crying anymore, Centino told her. You didnt think something was awry? Chrissy asked Centino after hearing him describe being driven to Atlantic Station in the Bishops Chrysler and then eating at a fine restaurant. I was with a man of the cloth, Centino replied, indicating he didnt feel anything was amiss. The story soon found the characters of Centino and the Bishop at Holiday Inn in Mid-town Atlanta, where they were to meet the young man to mentor. Centino says he thought they would meet in the lobby but was not finding anything odd about following the Bishop to the 19th floor to a suite. There, he said, he realized the room was empty. After praying together, Centino said he was raped. When the incident happened I got paid $2,000 after I was violated, Centino said on radio. I was 16. I was rich. I shopped away my pain. Centino also lost his cool after a female caller accused him of being flamboyant and profiting off of what allegedly happened to him. The caller also questioned his sexual preferences, his appearance and whether or not he had really been raped. She said that instead of writing a book he should be going to churches if he had a story to tell. Listen here, he told the caller, you dont know me! Excuse me Miss I dont want to be rude to you. You cant say I am profiting from my life. Dont call to judge me you dont know me! Centino quickly rebutted, noting that he has worked with charities and organizations, has a foundation, still goes to a psychiiatrist, speaks at events and churches to discuss a variety of issues including rape and AIDS. Its my story to tell, he told the caller. A caller did ask if Centino in fact had a tattoo of Eddie Longs name on his wrist. Chrissy confirmed that there was indeed a persons name on his wrist above the words never a mistake, always a lesson after quickly interjecting with a reminder that they were not calling names, something she did several times in the show. When she asked what the tattoo meant, Centino invited Chrissy to look at the scar on his head under his makeup and said,Gffkg"Nqpi"/"EqpvkpwgfEveryday I look at my scar I remember, never a mistake, always a lesson. More disturbingly, he admitted that scar was caused when he was pushed into a mirror but remained tightlipped on who pushed him and why. Centino also said there are many churches engaging in business instead of saving souls and that there are many council meetings he sat on in ministries and sex was quite common. He did not call any names, locations or reveal dates. I was there at many of those gatherings, he said boldly. There was sex and yes, I was having sex too! The young man also opened up on his painful past of having a mother he claims chased after men during his adolescence, and never being told you did great son by a man eventually led to his own struggles with his sexuality. When asked if he and Eddie Long still communicate, or have communicated since the outing of the scandal, Centino replied: Im not discussing that. His book, First Lady was launched in The Bahamas on Valentines Day and is now available on Amazon.com.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR FEBRUARY 16, 2013 Celebrating African-American History Month Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.Note: Due to a technical issue, not the fault of The Florida Star, the Inauguration Brunch and Luncheon article printed without photos. It is being reprised this week with photographs included.Inauguration Brunch and Luncheon.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 deliciously prepared and invitingly arrayed. The Continental Brunch included assorted fruits and fruit juices, croissants, cheeses, cream cheese Danish rolls, 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 their progeny witnessing 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................................................... WEAR AN ANGEL ON YOUR SHOULDERpin designed by Jacksonville artist Cecilia Washington-Carr. This adorable, wearable art is available at the Customer Service Desk in Publix Stores located in Orange Park, University Boulevard, Gateway Shopping Center, St. Johns Town Center, Arlington, and Atlantic Boulevard. Ms. Washington-Carr will be at two Publix locations selling her pins this month from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. on February 16, Publix Store at Harbor Place, 13170 Atlantic Boulevard, and February 23, Publix Store at Gateway Shopping Center.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2013 PAGE 5 ENTERTAINMENT Pure Nightclub Owned and operated by Ivory Orr. The nightclub will be celebrating its 2 year anniversary this year. Mayor Partners with Fifth Annual First Coast Kids TriathlonNations largest kid's triathlon comes to Jacksonville University Mayor Alvin Brown announced Wednesday the City of Jacksonvilles commitment to help host the 2013 First Coast Kids Triathlon at Jacksonville University (JU). The First Coast Kids Triathlon is about investing in our youth. More than sport, its an opportunity to encourage character development and hard work while teaching about the spirit of competition, said Mayor Brown. I congratulate all sponsors, volunteers and event planners for their success in guiding young people on a path to healthier, more active lives. On May 4 and 5, more than 2,000 youth athletes will participate in what is easily the largest triathlon for children in the country for the fifth straight year. More than 350 volunteers and 6,000 spectators are expected. Jacksonville University is proud to partner with the City and First Coast Kids Triathlon to host this outstanding event for our local youth, said JU President Tim Cost. We fully support efforts to improve the health and esteem of our areas young people. This triathlon fits well with our goal to make our campus and its expansive riverfront available to the community and deepen the connection between JU and the North Florida area. The City of Jacksonville partnered with the Jaguars Foundation, Jacksonville University, the YMCA of Floridas First Coast, Florida Blue and Firehouse Subs for the event. With their help, the triathlon has expanded a first-of-its-kind program that introduces kids from underprivileged communities to the sport of triathlon. In 2013, 60 kids will learn to swim and be taught the fundamentals of bike safety, proper nutrition and injury prevention during a seven-week program. In turn, they will participate in the triathlon on May 5. As part of the program, all of the children will be permitted to keep the equipment used in the triathlon. The support also funds an outreach program in schools across the First Coast. Through this program, schools can receive free classes for all students about the importance of being healthy and active. Every school that forms a team for the triathlon will earn their share of more than $10,000 that will be used to help schools buy the equipment, supplies and materials necessary to keep kids healthy and active throughout the school year. More than 12,000 kids are expected to participate in the education seminars, with more than 1,200 kids representing their school at the event. We could not be more proud to expand our long-standing partnerships with the YMCA and the Jaguars to include the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville University, said Tom Gildersleeve, Event Director of the First Coast Kids Triathlon. Families across the First Coast have experienced the power of being motivated to be healthy and active through our efforts over the past four years, and these new partnerships will allow us to expand this positive influence. Our new venue is truly world-class, and we hope it brings national attention to the fact that Jacksonville is home to the largest kids triathlon in the United States. Schedule of Events for May 4 & 5, 2013 The race weekend is spread over two days. The festivities kick off Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. with Packet Pick-Up and the Event Expo. Saturday is highlighted by the Pep Rally (starts at 5:30 p.m.) featuring welcome messages from local officials, introductions of the 2013 Celebrity Big Kids and a motivational speech. Sunday morning is race day with transition opening at 6:15 a.m. and the races starting at 7:30 a.m. Everything concludes with the Awards Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday. What is a Kids Triathlon? Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and kids triathlons are a vital part of this trend. Race distances are set by the USATriathlon (the governing body of the sport under the United States Olympic Committee) to be challenging, yet achievable, and every race consists of 4 components swimming, biking, running and transitions. There are two divisions in kids races with the Juniors (10 years old & under) completing a 100 yard swim; three-mile bike ride and half mile run. The Seniors (ages 11 15) complete in double the distances (200 yard swim; six mile bike ride; and one mile run). Contact Information: Event Website: www.firstcoastkidstriathlon.org VIP Manager of Pure Nightclub John Sloan and Draya of Basketball Wives African American Owner of Pure Nightclub Ivory Orr and BET/YMCMB DJ Q45 Luke Engram, Artist Ace Hood, & YMCMB's DJ Q45 Pure has over 800 people each Saturday bringing you all of the hottest parties Pure Nightclub 8206 Phillips Hwy Jacksonville, FL 32256

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PAGE 6 THE STAR FEBRUARY 16, 2013 Man Impersonates Police OfficerA man was arrested for impersonating a police officer. The victims were driving through the parking lot of Taco Bell when they decided to turn their vehicle around. A silver Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck pulled in front of them forcing them to come to a stop. Once stopped, the driver and passenger exited the truck and approached the victims vehicle and identified themselves as law enforcement officers, in plain clothes. One of the individuals produced a badge and requested identification from the occupants of the vehicle. One of the occupants inside the vehicle became suspicious of the suspects tone of voice and overall manner and asked for their badge numbers. He also advised that he was going to call 9-1-1. The suspects told the victims, You caught a break tonight and then they left the area. The victims were able to provide a very good vehicle description and a tag number to police. Other police were notified of the situation and began searching. Later in the day, another call was received at an apartment complex regarding two males posing as law enforcement officers. Again, police responded. They arrived to find 31-year-old Ryan Romano and Sean Sherron in the parking lot standing by a silver Chevrolet pick-up truck. Romano advised deputies that he was a retired Deputy Sheriff from Kenosha Sheriffs Department in Wisconsin and provided police identification for that agency. Authorities were then contacted at Kenosha Sheriffs Department in Wisconsin to learn that Romano had been terminated a week prior. Deputies questioned Romano and Sherron regarding the incident at Taco Bell and learned that Romano had initiated the police contact in the parking lot earlier that day. Romano was arrested and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. He is being held without bond. Sean Sherron was not charged with a crime, as investigation revealed that he did not identify himself as a law enforcement officer during the incident. Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Tiana Cooper Age: 15 Weight: 210 lbs Last seen: 1/29/13 Name: Beuddly Duperval Age: 16 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 1/18/13 Name: Grace Frazier Age:17 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 1/14/13 Name: Amber Lee Hamilton Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 1/29/13MOSTWANTED Name: James Allen Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Jonathan Addison Offense: Organized Fraud Name: Akime Anderson Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Guarding Against Robbery and Assault Robbery and assault are serious crimes. While money is often the motivation, these incidents are considered crimes of violence because they involve the threat or actual use of physical violence. The basic rules of prevention are to be sensible and to be alert. The following tips will also help reduce the risk of robbery or assault. Personal Safety Tips on the Street If possible, don't walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you canthere is always safety in numbers. Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. Walk close to the curb, avoiding doorways, bushes, and other potential hiding places. If you have to walk in the street, walk facing traffic. A person walking with traffic can be followed, forced into a car, and abducted more easily than a person walking against traffic. Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. Don't stop to talk to strangers. Wear clothing and shoes that give you freedom of movement. And don't burden yourself with too many packages or items. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are wearing headphones, don't turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises. Never hitchhike or accept rides from strangers. Report any suspicious activity or person immediately. If it is an emergency, dial 911. Basic Street Smarts Wherever you areon the street, in an office building or shopping mall, driving, waiting for a bus or subwaystay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Send the message that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going. Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave. Know the neighborhoods where you live and work. Check out the locations of police and fire stations, public telephones, hospitals, and restaurants, or stores that are open late. If Someone Tries to Rob You Don't resist. Give up your propertydon't give up your life. Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims. Preventing Assaults If you are involved in a heated argument that appears to be turning violent, walk away. If you stay and fight "to prove something," you will only demonstrate poor judgment in almost every instance. Never carry a firearm, knife, or other illegal weapon. A weapon will definitely escalate the situation, and it could ultimately be used to harm innocent people or yourself. Avoid excessive drinking, or if you have been drinking, recognize its impact on your judgment. Alcohol is a contributing factor in many assaults. If you see an assault in progress, dial 9-1-1 immediately to alert the police. Do not jump into the fray, unless it is a last resort to prevent more serious injury. Your Safety Man Robs to Pay for Girlfriends Probation Investigators have arrested a 22-year-old Marquis C. Baldwin in a string of robberies. Over a period of three months, deputies responded to four different robberies that appeared to have been committed by the same suspect. The suspect entered the businesses armed with a rifle demanding money from the employees. On November 30, 2012 at 3:45 am, a Kangaroo gas station was robbed. On December 6, 2012 at 4:55, am a Waffle House was robbed. On January 3, 2013 and January 9, 2013 another Waffle House was robbed. Sheriffs investigators used video surveillance to help identify Baldwin, who was later interviewed about the robberies and confessed. Investigators obtained evidence to include a pump action BB gun which Baldwin used in each of the four robberies. Baldwin told investigators that he committed the robberies in order to pay off his girlfriends probation, which was found to be paid in full after the January 9 robbery. Baldwin was arrested and charged with 4 counts of robbery with a firearm and 6 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Baldwin is being held on $80,000 bond. Marquis Baldwin Police Catch Shoplifting Suspects with Combined 86 Arrests Two suspects were arrested for shoplifting and one of the suspects was said to have been quite well-known to law enforcement. Surveillance video from a Marshalls store showed the man acting as a lookout while the woman put more than $300 worth of clothing into two bags. Security personnel approached the pair as they were leaving the store, but the man ran off while the female suspect shoved security out of the way. Detectives shared surveillance images in an attempt to identify the two suspects and received three immediate responses from law enforcement officers who knew the woman as 48-year-old Cynthia Turner. When detectives went to Turners home with an arrest warrant they also found 46-year-old Daryl Thomas, the man in the video. Turner and Thomas have criminal histories more than two decades long that combine to up to 86 local arrests. Turner has been arrested 24 times for retail theft and robbery charges, and was jailed another 29 times for violating probation or contempt of court. Thomas has 17 arrests for violent crimes and drug charges and was jailed another 16 times for violating probation or contempt of court. Despite their histories, Thomas has only been sentenced to prison once, which was for five months. Turner was sentenced to prison three times, for less than two years total. Both suspects are now charged with grand theft and resisting a retail merchant. Turner is being held on $15,000 bond while Thomas is being held on $1,500 bond. Cynthia Turner Daryl ThomasRyan Romano

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LOCAL FEBRUARY 16, 2013 PAGE 7 Florida By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star Photos: Angela Favors-Morrell As a child growing up in The Bahamas, the largest animals I had ever seen were the hogs my great-grandparents would later serve their five generation-family during the holidays and any form of juggling and acrobatics came through coloring books. As for clowns, unless you count this eccentric lady in my old town, seeing someone with exaggerated red lips with a big nose and crazy hair was few and far between. That all changed for me one day in the early 1990s when my parents accidently left the satellite channel unlocked to HBO and they were showing the UniverSoul Circus. There before my eyes, in pre-3D flatscreen TV were people who looked like me and using music I was familiar with, representing a diverse group of nations working with lions, tigers and bears oh my! While I dont remember the name of the gorgeous big cat tamer who spoke to tigers in French, the snake lady from Africa whose body seemed to not have bones or the stilt walkers from my Caribbean region who danced a familiar Carnival number elevated above the ground, I knew that one day, I too would take part as an audience member and watch the hilarious ringmaster present them all. Fast-forward to nearly 20 years later after Cedric Walkers vision to present a unique circus was fulfilled in 1994 in the parking lot of the old Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta with the debut show, and that little island girl is now a mother whose bucket list wish of attending the UniverSoul Circus live, is shared with her own child. And while it is not same introduction many children in Jacksonville had when the circus came to the Prime Osborne III Convention Center recently, it is certainly a shared dream to step out of reality to gasp for a moment to admire that there not only is magic under the big top, but also a whole lotta soul! This years troupe included a comedy improvisational group out of Atlanta to serve as hosts performing comedy skits plus song and dance. Also on hand for this year will be the Bone Breakers of Guinea, Africa, the Shaolin Warriors from Henan, China, the Chino Ramos Tigers Tampa Florida, aerialists Jean Claude and Tatiane from Paris, France & Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; the Zhukau Acrobatic Troupe from Belarus, and the Rough Riders of Guinea and Russia. UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS PRESENTSAN UNFORGETTABLE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE OF CIRCUS ARTS, MUSIC, DANCE AND STYLE2013 U & US TOUR IT TAKES U TO MAKE US January 31-February 3

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PAGE THESTAR FEBRUARY, 2013Brunswick President of the NAACP, Dr. John Perry, was honored recently as he marked his sixth pastoral anniversary with a Dinner and Celebration on February 9th. The pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church was joined by community leaders, family and friends to receive accolade for his achievements as a ministry leader. Dr. Perry is pictured, about to receive a plaque of appreciation, presented by Commissioner Cornell Harvey. Photo:Angela Favors-Morrell Georgia State Representative Al Williams was on hand recently to recognize several Glynn County citizens for their efforts on forging a society of tolerance on what was unofficially hailed as Human Race and Relations Day. The 47th Human Relations and Business/Professional Day was organized by the late Georgia State Representative, Rev. E. C. Tillman who was the pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA. During his keynote address during the honors ceremony, State Rep. Williams noted several major issues including the national debt. He urged people not to give up home on their leaders in trying times. The problem of national debt is too big to solve on the backs of poor people, he told the crowd. You cannot solve a problem until you can talk about it. There once was a day that Democrats and Republicans could sit down and talk about the nations problems. He added: Do not define elected officials by their political power, but by the content of their character. Honorees included Venus Holmes, the longest serving member of the Glynn County School Board (11) years. Also honored was Jeffery Kilgore, President of the Kilgore Group, (the "Firm") a firm specializing in financial services consulting to privately owned business. Homes received her award for Professionalism while Kilgore received his award for Business. The Humanitarian award was presented to Julius Williams of the International Longshoremans Association. Pictured left are the honorees Jeffrey Kilgore, Venus Holmes, and Julius Williams with their awards. Also pictured is State Rep. Al Williams who also recived a plaque of appreciation. Photos:Anegela FavorsMorrell State Rep. Al Williams Joins Honorees At Brunswicks Human Relations and Business/Professional Day Local NAACP President Celebrates Six Year Anniversary

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The Florida Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy is currently offering scholarships for high school seniors. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 1, 2013. The purpose of the AABE-FL Scholarship is to assist African American, Hispanic and Native American students with the cost of pursuing a bachelors degree in energy-related fields at an accredited college or university within the state of Florida. JEA currently has the largest AABE membership in the state of Florida. The AABEFL scholarship rewards high school students throughout the state of Florida who excel in math and science with financial assistance for post-secondary education. In addition, AABEFL supports scholarship recipients ("AABE scholars") who meet established academic standards throughout their pursuit of a bachelor's degree with recurring scholarships. Applications are available at aabe.org. For more information call Atanya Lewis at 561-691-7492. Regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan Study Residents in Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties will have one final opportunity to provide input for the North Florida Regional Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan Study being conducted by the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (North Florida TPO). A series of five open-house walk-through public meetings with multiple stations will allow attendees to review and comment on the Plans draft elements. The public meetings are from 4 8 p.m. and scheduled as follows: Wednesday, Feb. 20 Council Chambers, Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave. Thursday, Feb. 21 Commission Chambers, Jacksonville Beach City Hall, 11 3rd Street North; Tuesday, March 5 Ed Ball Building, Room 110next to City Hall downtown, 214 Hogan Street; Wednesday, March 6 Alcazar Room, St. Augustine Town Hall, 75 King Street; Thursday, March 7 Nassau County Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place. The website is www.northfloridatpo.com Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement Inc.( JLOC,MMM Inc.), a non-profit local organization will 'Give-A-Way Clothes', Saturday, February 23, 2013. The location is 916 N. Myrtle Avenue., between Kings Road and Beaver Street. The time is 11:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions or just want to learn more about the Millions More Movement, visit our website: www.jacksonvilleloc.org or call us 904-240-9133, 904-3541775. Financial donations and other donations are accepted. Support the Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee of the Millions More Movement Inc.( JLOC,MMM Inc. ), 'as we work to end the violence through a good,quality education, and not more incarceration '. HEALTH & MEDICALPAGE 10 THESTAR FEBRUARY 16, 2013 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM GEORGIA / CARIBBEAN ARTHIA NIXON TALK OF THE TOWN FRANCES BRADLEY, VOLUME BURKS SPECIAL SECTION TIA AYELE SPORTS MIKE BONTS LAURENCE GREENE COLUMNS YOLANDA KNUCKLE GEORGIA MARKETING and NEWS ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL DISTRIBUTION DAVID SCOTT PUBLIC NOTICES CLASSIFIED ADS EMPLOYMENT COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS AIDS United Announces $1 Million Investment in Grants to Help HIV-Positive People Stay in CareNew $4M Multi-Year Retention in Care Initiative Supported by the MAC AIDS Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. -February 4, 2013 Thanks to a $4 million investment by the MAC AIDS Fund and a unique partnership with AIDS United, $1 million in initial grants have been awarded to seven organizations across the U.S. to help define and expand programs that help keep HIV-positive people in care and on treatment. At a time where treatment has proven effective not only in prolonging the life of those infected with HIV, but in substantially reducing transmission of new infections, retention in care has proven critical to the continued fight against the disease. As a person living with HIV, Ive always known treatment can make a huge difference in my own health, but recent research has made clear that early treatment can also play a serious role in stopping new transmissions, said Michael Kaplan, AIDS United President & CEO. Kaplan said that a study from the National Institutes of Health (HIV) called HPTN showed early treatment of HIV-positive people can reduce sexual transmission of HIV to uninfected partners by 96%. Despite the significant promise early treatment holds for both people infected and for community prevention efforts, substantial social and structural barriers often cause HIV-positive people to drop out of care. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimate that only 41% of HIV-positive individuals in the United States are retained in care. According to Kaplan, underserved populations -particularly those living in poverty are at highest risk of dropping out of care. Over the next three years, our grantees will be developing innovative and intensive ways to work with PLWHA in their communities and ensure they are consistently retained in the life-saving care they need, said Kaplan. At this pivotal time in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S., the MAC AIDS Funds Retention in Care Initiative with AIDS United presents us with a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference for the people who need it most, said Nancy Mahon, Global Executive Director of the MAC AIDS Fund. By supporting community-specific strategies to keep people in care, the Retention in Care Initiative helps advance two pillars of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: optimizing health outcomes for PLWHA and reducing new infections. By supporting programs that deal directly with the most marginalized, underserved people who are at the highest risk of infection, this partnership exemplifies our mission at the MAC AIDS Fund.

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