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Florida star
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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.
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English
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
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weekly

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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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African Americans and other minority citizens cannot take voting rights for granted. Such was proven in this last election when changes were made and even a 102 year old had to stand in line for six hours. On Wednesday morning, Scalia, the courts longest-serving justice said that the absurd argument that Congresss renewal of the Voting Rights Act in 2006 by votes of 98 to 0 in the Senate and 390 to 33 in the House did not mean that Congress actually support the act so now it is again before the Supreme Court. So, while we are still fighting for voting rights, we are still waiting to see what will happen as the Republican Party is set on protecting the interests of millionaires and b billionaires at the expense of our nations ability to protect itself. On Thursday, the U. S. Senate voted down opposing plans to avert the acrossthe-board budget cuts known as sequestration, the day before the spending reductions start to take effect. 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Have The Star Delivered Htqpv00000000000000000000000000000003 Ejwtej000000000000000000000000004 Pgyu00000000000000000000000000000005 Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp0000000000000000000000000006 Gpvgtvckpogpv0000000000000000000000000000007 Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg0000000000000000000000008 Nqecn/Hnqtkfc000000000000000000000000000000009 Nqecn/Igqtikc000000000000000000000000: Urqtvu000000000000000000000000; Eqoowpkv{00000000000000000000032 Encuukhkgf00000000000000033 Dwukpguu00000000 ............................12 K P U K F GUgg""KpukfgEjwtej" Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp Nqecn Hnqtkfc/Igqtikc Urqtvu Eqoowpkv{ OKUUKPI"EJKNFTGP UGG" Etkog"("Lwuvkeg KPUKFG<"Dncem"Jkuvqt{"RjqvquUgg"Rcig" ;."Urqtvu< Jkij"Uejqqn"Iktnu Gctp"Pkpvj"Vkvng Cv"Dki"Gxgpv Ikcpvu"WrfcvguDcvvngu"qp"vjg"JknnEwvu"qp"Oqpg{"cpf"Xqvkpi"Tkijvu"Rgtocpgpv"Ugcv"Hqt"Rctmu" President Barack Obama touches the Rosa Parks statue after the unveiling during a ceremony in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2013. Helping with the unveiling, were, from left: Sheila Keys, niece of Rosa Parks; Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.; and Elaine Eason Keys. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) By Dementrious Lawrence Florida/Georgia Star Photo: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports Another Glynn County Public Schools standout is inching a lil closer to the big leagues. Darius Slay, a senior at Mississippi State, was invited to take part in the NFL Combine this past week. While participating in the NFL's official pre-draft scouting showcase the players go through various speed, skill and strength exercises for NFL scouts, coaches and executives. Darius Slay literally ran away from the field on Tuesday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, posting the fastest 40-yard dash time among all defensive backs. Slay ran the 40 in 4.36 seconds, just ahead of former Alabama All-American Dee Milliner (4.37), Washington's Desmond Trufant (4.38) and Southeastern Louisiana's Robert Alford and Boise State's (both 4.39). The 6-foot, 192-poundFgcfn{ Ctiwogpv Oknnkqp"Jqqfkgu"Octej"Kp"Pgy"[qtm"Vq"Jqpqt"Vtc{xqp[qwpiguv"Gxgt"Quect"Pqokpgg Ecnngf"Ugzwcn"UnwtAn apology was issued on Sunday after a Tweet from The Onion, a satire site wrote: Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a c**t, right?#Oscars2013Ž. Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better,Ž Steve Hannah, CEO stated in his apology letter. All of us at The Onion are deeply sorry.Ž Meanwhile, the youngest ever Oscar nominee who didnt win Best Actress for Beasts of the Southern Wild is confirmed to play Annie which has Jay-Z and Will and Jada Smith attached. The Smiths daughter Willow who burst onto the scene with her Whip My Hair song was originally considered for the role. Wallis is pictured with Oscar winner Halle Berry, first woman of color to win Best Actress. Lcpgv"Lcemuqp‘u"Pqv"Gpicigf"/ Ujg‘u"Dggp"Octtkgf"Hqt"C"YjkngIn an era when paparazzi and bloggers rival mainstream media, Janet Jackson has been able to pull off her second secret marriage. This weekend, it was announced that she is no longer simply Janet (Ms Jackson if youre nasty) but rather Mrs. Wissam Al Mana. She wed the Qatari businessman sometime last year. Dtwpuykem‘u"Fctkwu"Unc{"Hcuvguv"Kp"NgciwgRCIG": PAGE 9 Tracy and Sybrina (pictured) were in New York when thousands of supporters joined in the Million Hoodie March to honor the anniversary of their sons shooting death. Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 last month. "My heart is in pain, but to see the support of all of you really makes a difference,Ž said Martins mother after his father told the crowd their son didnt have to die. Most demonstrators had signs in their hands and wore hoods as they made their way to Times Square and Manhattan. There were also others who had Skittles, the snack Martin had on his person the night he was shot by George Zimmerman who is in court for charges related to the incident. Jacksonville police arrested 19 year-old Christopher Charles on Tuesday after he shot Ferneze Jones, 33. It appears that Charles and Jones had an ongoing dispute for about six months over money. Charles told police Jones left but threatened to come back and shoot up Charles' house in the 100 block of South Nadia Michelle Court, near Girvin Road and Atlantic Boulevard. Police said Jones did return, and Charles had armed himself with an assault rifle in anticipation of his return. Jones got out of his car and walked toward Charles' house, police said. Charles said that he told him to leave, but Jones kept coming, and when he got within five feet of him in the front yard, Charles shot him multiple times. Jones was unarmed. Stand your ground? Uncxgt{"Uvknn"Ngicn Kp"OkuukuukrrkABlack History Month 2013 will be known as the time the state of Mississippi officially ended slavery 150 years after Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves. An error found by Dr. Rajan Butra showed the state had never submitted the document required to officially ratify the amendment, meaning slavery was technically legal in the state up to February when it was corrected. Ejkr"Uqoqfgx/ knnc1Igvv{"Kocigu"/ Tgr0"Dctdctc"Ngg *F/Ecnkh0+."nghv. Jqwug"Okpqtkv{ Ngcfgt"Pcpe{ Rgnquk"*F/Ecnkh0+. vjg"Tgx0"Lguug Lcemuqp."Tgr0 Eqttkpg"Dtqyp"*F/ Hnc0+"cpf"Tgr0 Ejctngu"Tcpign *F/P0[0+"cvvgpf"c tcnn{"qp"vjg"uvgru qh"vjg"W0U0 Uwrtgog"Eqwtv"qp Hgd0"490 An elementary school in Brunswick, Georgia recently celebrated Black History Month with a slew of activities including featuring our newspapers. Find out what else happened.Igqtikc"Uvct"cpf"Hnqtkfc"Uvct"Qp"Fkurnc{"Hqt"Dncem Jkuvqt{"Oqpvj""Gzjkdkv"Cv"Nqecn"Uejqqn

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JACKSONVILLE, FL ANDERSON, Doris, 78, died February 22, 2013. ANDERSON Pauline, 78, died February 25, 2013. BASS, Rufus, 84, died February 20, 2013. BELL, Irvin, 77, died February 22, 2013. BELL James Cleo, 88, died February 22, 2013. BOOSE Stanley Lennard, 54, died February 23, 2013. CALHOUN, Vivian Smith, died February 15, 2013. CARSON Dorothy M., died February 25, 2013. CARTWRIGHT, Dolores Ann, 81, died February 21, 2013. COOK, Jimmy Clifford, 70, died February 19, 2013. CRUM, Elsie Glover, died February 25, 2013. DARDEN Mattie Bell, 93, died February 23, 2013. DOYLE Helen Hinson, 81, died February 20, 2013. EUSON Joe Ellen, died February 25, 2013. GILYARD Minnie L., 96, died February 24, 2013. GRANT Alfredo S., 64, died February 21, 2013. HALL John Hall, 52, died February 20, 2013. HARTLEY, Lester, Fly, 60, died February 18, 2013. HENLEY, Ray P., 71, died February 18, 2013. HINES, Frank King, died February 19, 2013. HLAVAC George M., 89, died February 23, 2013. HUGGINS, Vincent, died February 25, 2013. INGRAM L. Alyce M., 104, died February 18, 2013. JACKSON Jasiah Leonard, died February 20, 2013. JACKSON, Larry D., died February 19, 2013. JONES, Enoch, died February 21, 2013. KING, Catherine, died February 25, 2013. LEE, Girline Lee, died February 7, 2013. MANNING Ruth I., died February 26, 2013. MARSHALL Ruby, died February 24, 2013. MARSHALL, Yvonne W., 56, died February 18, 2013. MARTIN, Kathryn Martin, 91, died February 24, 2013. MAY, Vanessa, 55, died February 19, 2013. McLAUGHLIN, Pauline Elizabeth Adkins, died February 19, 2013. MEYER Infant Liam Jace, died February 24, 2013. MOORE, Ricky Lee, 57, died January 25, 2013. MORGAN Andrulene G., 80, died February 20, 2013. MORRIS, Laura Evelyn, 92, died February 25, 2013. MOULTRY, Darnella, died February 14, 2013. PARKER, John Dawson, III, died February 19, 2013. PATE, Ronnie Lee, 64, died February 21, 2013. PEAVY, Edna Reva Mae, 79, died February 20, 2013. PHILLIPS, Deborah, 33, died February 18, 2013. RAY, Mickey Lee, died February 22, 2013. ROBBINS James Ronald, 69, died February 25, 2013. ROBINSON, Melvin, died February 18, 2013. ROSS, Thomas Tommy Charles, II, 37, died February 21, 2013. SMITH, Mack H., 53, died February 18, 2013. STEPHENS, Larry Thomas, 67, died February 18, 2013. STOPPELBEIN, JohnStop, II, 73, died February 22, 2013. THOMAS Georgia Mae, 92, died February 22, 2013. THOMPSON, Louis Getgo, died February 18, 2013. VIERA Dorila Duarte, 101, died February 20, 2013. WAYNE Ellen, died February 20, 2013. WEST Ronald Delano, 52, died February 16, 2013. WESTBROOK, Infant Akeela NiChelle, died February 23, 2013. WILLIAMS Evona Carol, 76, died February 19, 2013. WILLIAMS, Ida Mae, 84, died February 25, 2013. WILLIAMS Loraine E., 79, died February 15, 2013. WINE, Ilene Jeanette, 85, died February 16, 2013. YOUNG, Lillian Bradley, 73, died February 22, 2013. YOUNG Patricia T., 73, died February 20, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR MARCH 2, 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. 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 HOPE CHAPEL MINISTRIES Pastor and Founder, Dr. Pastor Jeannette C. Holmes-Vann will celebrate her 40th year as a Minister of the Gospel, for 12 great days starting March 2nd thru the 24th. Saturday, March 2nd Grand Opening, A Royal Garden PartyŽ at 10am; Tuesday, March 5th One Amazing Woman at 5pm; Saturday, March 9th at 10am; Sunday, March 10th 40th Ruby Jubilee (Thanksgiving Services) at 11am; Wednesday, March 13 VIP Night, Extreme Makeover Life Edition,Ž at 6pm; Friday, March 15th HCM Choir at the Main Sanctuary You Were ThereŽ at 7pm; Saturday, March 16th The 40 Minis Tree Planting Celebration & Ceremony at 10am; Sunday, March 17th The Queens Jubilee Ruby Celebration (Red Carpet) at 12Noon; Tuesday, March 19th A Rainbow of Influence You Touched Our LivesŽ at 7pm; Thursday, March 21st, Transformations: The Effect of 40 years of Ministry at 7pm; Saturday, March 23rd Childrens Gala A Day with Our QueenŽ at 12Noon; Sunday, March 24th, Closing Celebration Raising Our Level of CommitmentŽ at 12Noon. For more info, call 904-924-2000. GREATER NEW BIRTH 195 Tallulah Ave., Jacksonville, FL, Pastor L. White, III. Come Sing, Shout and Dance with us for an evening of Praise. Singing, Spiritual Dance, with Special Guest: New Hope Baptist Church Choir, Sandersville, GA; Zion Baptist Church Male Chorus, St. Marys, GA; local talents, Sabrina Drayton Lambert and the Chosen Few Divine Power Christian Church, Greater New Birth Baptist Church, and Others. Saturday, March 30th at 4:00p.m. Free Admission. The Brunswick Branch NAACP will have it's Installation of Officers Ceremony at Zion Baptist Church 1611 "G" Street, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 4 p.m. The public is invited. MT. SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2036 Silver St., Jacksonville, Rev. R.L. Gundy, Pastor. The Board of Directors of The Civil Rights Museum of St. Augustine, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, is working to bring to fruition, a civil rights museum to our nations oldest city "St. Augustine." We are asking that you, your church, choir, praise dance, or singing group join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM, in support of our Gospel Extravaganza Fundraising Event. KIM STRATTON IN CONCERT presented by Chris Epps Music & WPOD FM. Kim Stratton singing her smash hit  Favor Aint Fair! Ž Featuring: Minister Jeff Proctor & Just Praze, Kirk Russell, Jr., Vicki Farrie, Christopher Williams, Isaac Brown & G.A.N.G. & Chris Epps! Hosted by: Wanda P., Octavius Davis, & Dwight Follins. This FREE CONCERT will be held at Faith United Miracle Temple, 1860 West 5th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209, Friday, April 26th at 7:30p.m. For further info, email: Jacksonvillegag@gmail.com or call (904) 894-6487. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339

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Lil Meechie decided he wanted to try horseback riding, even though his grandparents were not standing with him and he had had no lessons or prior experience. He mounted the horse unassisted and the horse immediately sprung into motion. It galloped along at a steady and rhythmic pace. Lil Meechie began to slip from the saddle. In terror, he grabs for the horse's mane, but couldnt seem to get a firm grip. He then tried to throw his arms around the horse's neck, but ended up sliding down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, apparently paying no attention to its slipping rider. Finally, giving up his frail grip, Little Meechie tried to leap away from the horse in an effort to try and throw himself to safety. Unfortunately, his foot got entangled in the horses stirrup and Little Meechie is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as his little head is struck against the ground over and over. As his head is battered against the ground, he's mere moments away from unconsciousness when to Lil Meechie's great fortune... the Walmart manager sees him and turned the horses switch off. MARCH 2, 2013THE STARPAGE 3 KV‘U"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Dcvvngu/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3 C C u t s B y S a n d y S p e c i a l s $ 2 5 0 0 M o n d a y s & T u e s d a y s S h a m p o o / S e t R o l l e r S e t F l a t I r o n $ 6 0 0 0 R e l a x e r w i t h a F R E E c u t Call to make an Appt at 904.673.0837 Republicans, who declared any new tax revenues a non-starter, introduced a counterproposal that would keep the sequester in place, but grant President Barack Obama the flexibility to implement the cuts in what he deems is the best way. The Democratic bill received a final vote of 51 to 49, nine votes short of the 60 required to proceed, while the Republican alternative fell 38 to 62. Since the House of Representatives adjourned Thursday for a long weekend, the failure to come up with a replacement for sequestration means cuts to defense and domestic spending will kick in on Friday. Here are some of the consequences if Congress fails to act by Friday: -10,000 teachers would be laid off, $400 million would be cut from Head Start, the program that makes sure at-risk preschoolers are ready for kindergarten, and 70,000 kids would be kicked out of the early-education program completely. -The budget for firemen and other first responders to react when natural disasters strike would be cut by $35 million. -Nutrition programs that help make sure seniors don't go hungry would be cut by $43 million. -A program that helps provide housing for the formerly homeless, including many veterans, would be shuttered, putting them at risk of going back on the street. -A number of programs that help the most vulnerable families and children would be slashed -including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children dropping 600,000 women alone. Right now, each of us has a responsibility to step up and make sure Congress hears our voices. Oc{qt"Dtqyp"Ugv"vq"Jqpqt"Vtckndnc|gtuMayor Alvin Brown will honor outstanding citizens who have made significant contributions to the community. They will receive the Mayors Trailblazer AwardŽ on March 8 for being the first African Americans to lead and enact changes in fields such as business, education and public policy. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The names of the awardees have not been announced.Ic{"Oc{qtcn"Ecpfkfcvg)u Dqf{"Hqwpf"A 22-year-old man was charged with murder Thursday in the death of a mayoral candidate in the Mississippi Delta. The Coahoma County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that Lawrence Reed of Shelby was charged in the death of Marco McMillian. McMillian, 34, was a candidate for mayor of Clarksdale and was well-known in the community and beyond. An investigation began Tuesday when a man crashed McMillian's SUV into another car on U.S. Highway 49 near the Coahoma and Tallahatchie county lines. McMillian was known as the first openly gay candidateand was not in the car when it was found. Okejcgn"Ykpcpu"Lt0"Ugpvgpegf Vq"Pgctn{"36"[gctu"Kp"RtkuqpDETROIT „ A judge sentenced a member of gospel music's Winans family to nearly 14 years in prison Wednesday for an $8 million financial scam that was promoted in church pulpits. Two of Michael Winans Jr.'s victims spoke in federal court, telling a judge that the scheme to sell Saudi Arabian oil bonds robbed some people of their life savings, caused divorces and fractured many families. "I want to apologize to everyone. ... These were decisions that were negligent and irresponsible," said Winans, of Jessup, Md. He said he had no "malicious intent" but acknowledged that he continued to collect money even after he learned that the bonds were bogus. Winans attracted more than 1,000 investors in 2007 and 2008, although he didn't know them all because many were recruited by others through word of mouth.Pgy"EGQ"cv"CCTR Addison Barry Rand is chief executive officer (CEO) of AARP, the world's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to social change and helping people 50 and over to improve the quality of their lives. Mr. Rand is a dynamic leader and and change agent who brings to AARP a proven track record of leading both multibillion-dollar businesses and smaller, private equity-driven businesses. He has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Avis Group Holdings, CEO of Equitant Ltd., and executive vice president, Worldwide Operations, at Xerox Corporation. He serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Howard University.

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PAGE8 THESTAR MARCH 2, 2013 Kingsland Mayor Kenneth Smith was back in Brunswick recently. This time, as the Keynote Speaker at the Brunswick Job Corps Black History Program. Mayor Smith (pictured left with students)addressed a series of timely topics and encouraged those in attendance to aim for greatness. Right:Vivian Mitchell, Artist and Audrey Norris who is the Black History Program Chairperson at Job Corps. Photos:Angela Favors-Morrell, Florida/Georgia StarBurroughs-Molette Elementary Students Discover Black History Heros With The Star Mayor Kenneth Smith Shows Support For Job CorpBy Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star Twenty-five years after I being a kindergarten student, I remember being told if you want to find real heroes, dont rely on comic books … look at your newspapersŽ. Yes, that was a different generation and The Bahamas not Brunswick, but with February being Black History Month, the students of Burroughs-Molette Elementary seemed to have been taught the same lesson. Yes, there was a display of The Star set up here at school,Ž confirmed mentor Ephraim Sullivan. You are a Black-owned newspaper and we receive it every week. Its a very important tool to highlight what is going on in the Black community and gives kids something to aspire to be once they understand that there arent just people of color in the news, but also people of color putting out the news and owning the paper. They can also have the chance to encounter the people highlighted in the paper because they make up our community.Ž The students also took part in plays, speech recitations and recognizing community leaders. They also were treated to local church performances, the Shouters group and the Glynn Academy Step team. Thank you Burroughs-Molette Elementary for choosing to make us a part of your Black History Month experience! PHOTOCREDITS:(Right) School social worker, Dr. Arnetia Maasha, shows school partners. Photo by Angela Favors-Morrell. Left:Students hit the stage at Burroughs-Molette to celebrate Black History Month. Top:Mr. E. Sullivan, Joyce Flicking PTA President and Mr. J Lanham, Principal Photos by DeShia Stevenson and Shonedell Tyler. State Rep. Al Williams Speaks At Judah World Harvest BRUNSWICK CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH Bright Star Baptist Church Hosts Black History Program Black History Month was celebrated throughout Brunswick in a myraid of ways. Among the churches holding special events was Bright Star Baptist Church. Pictured are Rev. & Mrs. Darrell Dawson, (Deacon Winfred & Speaker Rev.Yvette Pressley) and Deacon & Mrs. Raymond Harris. Photo by: Angela Favors-Morrell, Florida/Georgia StarState Representative Al Williams joined Rev. Leonard Jackson, Pastor of Judah World Harvest Church for Black History Month Celebrations. State Rep. Williams was well received and provided a whole lot of motivation, inspiration and plain of food for thought. Photos:Angela Favors-Morrell, Florida/Georgia Star The Brunswick Branch NAACP will have it's Installation of Officers Ceremony at Zion Baptist Church 1611 "G" Street March 10, 2013 (Sunday) at 4 p.m. The public is invitedNAACP OFFICERSINSTALLATION

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PAGE 6 THE STAR MARCH 02, 2013 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: Candace Iris Alisha Preston Age: 17 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 2/18/13 Name: Grace Frazer Age: 17 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 1/14/13 Name: Jakeysia Nowell Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 1/12/13 Name: Denisha Lenora Smith Age: 17 Weight: 105 lbs Last seen: 2/05/13MOSTWANTED Name: Larry Lee Artis Jr. Offense: Aggravated Assault with Weapon Name: Stork Benis Offense: Aggravated Assault, Intent Commit Felony Name: Ayeshah Lilian Baker Offense: Grand Theft If You Are a Victim of Crime What you might do € Call 911 immediately to report the crime and get any needed emergency medical treatment. € Talk to the police. Talk to your parents, or other trusted adult. € Do not blame yourself for the crime. Tell yourself that you did not cause it to happen. € Try to remember details of the perpetrators appearance and the events to help the police solve the crime. Make notes as soon as you can so you dont forget. € Accept that strong feelings of anger, fear, embarrassment, shock, and sadness are normal after experiencing a traumatic event. If these feelings last for a long time or interfere with your daily life, see a victim assistance counselor or other professional. € Do not try to seek revenge or solve the crime, even if you know who is responsible. € Dont be embarrassed to talk to your friends about the event and your feelings. You may need their support for a while. € Ask about a victim assistance program in your school or community € Work with your parents or other trusted adult to come up with a safety plan for protecting yourself from future crime. Your Legal Rights as a Victim Police and courts realize that victims need help. Most states have passed laws to protect victims. Here are the rights that most victims can expect : € The right to privacy. € The right to be treated with dignity and compassion. € The right to protection from intimidation and further harm. € The right to be informed about the cases progress and outcome through the criminal justice system. € The right to receive compensation for damages. € The right to equal treatment in court. € The right to have property returned promptly if found by the police. If You Are the Parent of a Teen Crime Victim How you and other adults respond to a teen who has experienced a crime can make a difference in how the teen copes with and recovers from the event. Remember that witnessing a violent crime can be as traumatic as experiencing it directly. Watch your teenager for these common reactions to a traumatic event : € change in eating or sleeping habits, € acting out in an aggressive or inappropriate manner, € attention-seeking behavior, € increased risk-taking, € deteriorating school performance or fear of attending school, € withdrawal from peer relationships, € physical signs of stress such as headaches or stomachaches, € nightmares and other sleep problems, € difficulty concentrating, and € feelings of anger, hopelessness, anxiety, and depression. While it is normal for a victim to move through different stages of feelings in order to recover from a painful experience, sometimes victims get stuck in one stage for an unusually long time. If this happens, you may want to seek professional help for your teen. Your Safety Predator Targets 4 Students and Gets 20 Years A former karate instructor was arrested by police for victimizing four students. John Garcia, 47, pleaded no contest to two counts of sexual battery by a person in familial or custodial authority and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age. Garcia told the court, I am sorry, though I know those words are not enough.Ž He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, five years probation and was designated a Sexual Predator. As a convicted sexual predator, Garcia will have additional sanctions upon release which restrict where he can live and work and requires mandatory sex offender counseling. Garcia was originally charged in the case of a 14-year-old girl, but news coverage of his arrest showed three additional complaints against him from separate crimes that occurred during the 2005-2006 school year when the girls were 12 or 13 years old. One victim said Garcia had sex with her and two said they were kissed and fondled in separate incidents at the schools karate dojo. John Garcia Car Rental Manager Steals Handgun Left in Car by CustomerA manager of a car rental company was arrested after stealing a handgun left in a car by a customer. Police received a call from a person who rented a car from Hertz at the airport. He said he used the car to pick up belongings from his deceased father which included a 1911 Springfield Armory .45 caliber firearm with a loaded magazine. He said when he returned the car, he accidently left the handgun in its leather case. He told police he went to the airport and talked to a Hertz clerk who said they did not find a firearm. They took him to the car he rented, searched, and found nothing. The clerk called manager Douglas John Orr, 32, who said he located the weapon and turned it in to the police. The victim called police and talked to an officer who checked and said there was no report of a handgun turned in. The victim went back to Hertz and talked to Orr and again, Orr said that he found the gun in his rental car, put it in a plastic bag, and turned it into the police. The victim called a sergeant who said she would investigate further and call back. The sergeant contacted Orr who said he placed the gun in a white plastic bag with a sticky note to it with the information and dropped it off at the Administration building front door. A check again could not locate the missing gun. The sergeant made contact again with Orr who was very persistent that he did not have the weapon and said he was getting upset about the type of questioning. Orr was asked to meet with police and when he arrived, he said he had something to tell them. He said he was disappointed in himself and wanted to take back his comments made on the phone earlier. Orr stated the gun and holster were in the trunk of his car and that he threw away the ammunition. Police retrieved the gun from his car and returned the gun to the owner. Orr was arrested and charged with grand theft of a firearm. He posted a $2,500 bond and was released. Douglas Orr Man Arrested for Severely Injuring Pregnant Girlfriend and Another Woman A man was wanted after severely injuring his pregnant girlfriend and the friend of his girlfriend. He was finally arrested after several weeks. On January 19, 20-year-old Derik Markeese Davis went to his girlfriends home and a friend of the victim was also in the home. An argument began between Davis and his girlfriend who is fivemonths pregnant. Davis kicked her in the stomach causing her to fall backwards into a sliding glass door which shattered and severely cut her arms and legs. The friend ran to the victim to help but Davis pushed her away and the friend went to find something to defend herself. Davis then chased after the friend all the way outside to the front lawn, where he tackled her and punched her several times in the back of the head. He was also reported to have tried to choke her. She was able to escape from Davis and call 911. Davis then fled the scene. The victim was soon transported to a hospital. Police could not locate Davis and warrants for his arrest were issued. On February 9, police responded to the victims home again for a report this time saying that Davis broke in, smashed items in the home, and ordered her not to testify against him in past cases. He then forced her to have sex with him before fleeing the home. The victim had an appointment the next day with the police and on the way she got a call from Davis warning her to drop the charges against him. More warrants were issued for Davis but he continued to elude police and the Warrant Squad detectives until recently. He was located and found hiding in a bedroom closet at a home. Davis was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, two counts of tampering with a witness, two felony counts of battery, and one count of each for burglary with assault, sexual battery, grand theft, resisting an officer, throwing a missile into a dwelling, violation of a no contact order and failure to appear. He is being held on $351,000 bond. Derik Davis

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LOCAL MARCH 2, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida The 2nd Generation PD Website Provides 2nd Chance for Ex-OffenderIn conjunction with the start of his second term as 4th Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Matt Shirk unveils a new official website, www.MattShirkPublicDefender.com. It features a modernized look, expanded interactivity, and easily accessible public information. The design and build out of the new website was completed by Gernado GŽ Abrams, founder of local full service, multimedia design consulting agency, Bungi Enterprises. Mr. Abrams, (pictured, left with Mr. Shirk) is a successful, local business man. He is CEO of Bungi Enterprises and operates the non-profit program Stop the Violence Use Your TalentsŽ, which appears on the local show, Stop the Violence TV ShowŽ (S.T.V. TV show). However, when looking at the path he chose in life, one would be surprised at his accomplishments; he is an ex-offender. Operating two businesses seems hard enough, but dealing with the stereotype of an ex-offender makes it even harder, for Mr. Shirk to give me the chance to work with him, regardless of my past, really says something. He believes in giving people a second chance, something every Public Defender should do,Ž said Abrams. Matt Shirk and Mr. Abrams formed a relationship through Stop the Violence Use Your Talents,Ž when the Public Defender recorded a segment for the program. Mr. Shirk appreciated Abrams creative abilities, so he invited him to revamp the office website. It was a great opportunity to work with G, Jacksonville needs more people like him. He is a perfect example that people can change and become something great. I commend Mr. Abrams for his persistence in building a successful career and the hard work he put into this siteŽ. Features of the new website include an enhanced case tracking system, which features simplified formatting, an expanded public information section, and the ability to automatically email the attorney on the case with the click of a button. There are new educational resources, including a legal questions and answers page and a useful resource links page. The added features have allowed for a smaller call-center in the office, saving taxpayer dollars. The site also features social networking and video through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube along with an up-to-date newsfeed. A special section honors the 50th anniversary of Gideon vs. Wainwright, the Florida landmark case that established the Office of the Public Defender in March 1963. You are invited to visit the site, connect through a social network and sign up for the monthly newsletter beginning this month. An Exciting Look At Being Black In America(NAPS)„Its never been so easy and convenient to explore and share the inspirational, educational and entertaining Black History Month programming On Demand on cable. Whether viewed on a small screen such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone or on a big screen in the comfort of the living room, opportunities to celebrate Black History Month are taking a decidedly 21st century turn. Its all available, instantly, to digital cable subscribers with a push on the remote control or with a quick download. Multiethnic shows and movies available On Demand in February and beyond include: Milestones In Black History There are several offerings that examine the history of the struggles and strife, the tragedies and the triumphs of African Americans in the U.S., from the time of Lincoln to the Civil Rights era, including Lincoln: American Mastermind.Ž For children and adults alike, theres The Tuskegee Airmen,Ž which recounts the true story of how a group of African-American WWII pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest U.S. fighter groups in history, and First to Fight: The Black Tankers of WWII.Ž Profiles In Courage The biographies of influential African Americans come to life in dramatic profiles and stories of individuals who may be less known but perhaps should be more so, such as legendary baseball great Curt Flood in the documentary The Curious Case of Curt FloodŽ and the five wrongly imprisoned teens in The Central Park Five.Ž Drama movies like FlightŽ starring Denzel Washington and The HelpŽ starring Viola Davis, and TV programs such as House of LiesŽ starring Don Cheadle, showcase award-worthy performances from notable African-American A-list actors. Viewers can also get a close look at what its like living in the crossfire of Americas drug war in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries The Corner.Ž Pride, Passion and Pain For sports buffs, there are important shows that exemplify the contributions and struggles of athletes, such as Joe Louis: Americas Hero...Betrayed,Ž and Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football.Ž Thats Entertainment Music aficionados can celebrate the true artistry of entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte in Sing Your Song,Ž then laugh along with Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy.Ž Viewers everywhere can share their passion for Black History Month programming and see whats waiting for them On Demand at www.facebook.com/ DiversityOnDemand. OURCOMMUNITY, OUR HISTORY Your family can enjoy great entertainment centered around African-American life. Governor Rick Scott Selects Three Inductees for Florida Civil Rights Hall of FameGovernor Rick Scott announced the selection of Judge James. B. Sanderlin, Margarita Romo and Harry T. and Harriet Moore to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Governor Scott chose these three from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on Human Relations for making significant contributions to the improvement of life for minorities and all citizens of the great state of Florida. Governor Scott said, As Florida marks its five hundred year anniversary, we want to honor individuals who have stood for equality in our states history, even in the face of adversity. These champions of freedom have paved the way for equal rights among all Floridians. This years three inductees into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame have acted on their conviction and truly made a difference in the countless lives here in our state and around the country. We must honor their legacy by working to ensure that all Floridians have access to a great education so they can live their version of the American Dream.Ž Judge James B. Sanderlin (1929-1990); of St. Petersburg, dedicated his life to fighting injustice and discrimination against the citizens of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Pinellas County. In 1964, Sanderlin was the lead attorney representing six families in civil rights cases over classroom segregation. His efforts against the Pinellas County School Board led to desegregation in Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties. Sanderlin also led a group of sanitation workers in a four-month strike for better pay for African-American sanitation workers in St. Petersburg. As the lead attorney for a group of 12 black police officers known as the Courageous Twelve,Ž Sanderlin won a lawsuit to end discriminatory assignments in segregated neighborhoods. Throughout his career, he worked tirelessly with the NAACP Legal Defense Funding in fighting discrimination and segregation, earning the NAACP Freedom Award. He was the first African-American judge in Pinellas County and dedicated into the St. Petersburg AfricanAmerican Hall of Legends. Margarita Romo (1938-Present), is currently the Executive Director of Farmworkers SelfHelp Inc. which established assistance to seasonal and migrant farm workers. The program provides immigration assistance, job training and courses on immigration, as well as a free medical clinic, after-school programs for teens, free loaves of bread for the hungry, and the Normal Learning Center for children ages 12 and younger. Romo is a tireless champion for local migrant farmworkers in Pasco and Hernando counties, advocating and lobbying for improvements to Tommytown, a poor farm worker community on the north end of Dade City. Romo also established Agricultural Women Involved in New Goals (AWING), a self-help program designed to help women create better lives for themselves through education. In 2010, Romo was named Hispanic Woman of the year by the Tampa Hispanic Heritage. Harry T. and Harriet Moore (1905-1951), both served as civil rights pioneers in Florida throughout their lives. The Moores advocated for civil rights in the areas of equal pay, investigating of lynching, all-white primaries and voter registration. Harry Moore founded the first branch of the NAACP in Brevard County, Florida and served as the statewide executive secretary. He also organized the Florida State Conference NAACP. Currently, a Brevard County Justice Center is named in his honor, as well as numerous other centers, events, parks, and awards. Mr. Moore received the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion of Justice award from the Florida Historical Society.

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Undefeated Ground Fayetteville Flight MARCH 2, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9by Seth Dolan The Jacksonville Giants defeated the Fayetteville Flight 157-89. The Giants were ahead by 32 points going into half time leading 73-41. We came out and got a good win against a good team,Ž Coach Kevin Waters said of tonights win.. Our guys have hit their stride, which we are going to carry into the playoffs. Our goal all season has been to secure the number one seed, now that we have done that, the players and coaching staff can focus on the Final Four. This is no time to let up; our end goal is in sight.Ž Jermaine Bell led all in scoring, rebounding and blocks with 31, 14 and six, respectively. Currye Todd and Ed Horton both added double-doubles in the winning effort with 22 points and 10 rebounds each. The Giants have played the out-of-division Flight the past three seasons. With this win, the Giants have won 19 straight games to improve to 27-1 overall on the season. Last weekend the Giants clinched the Atlantic South Division Title for the 3rd consecutive season. The Giants are currently ranked #1 in the ABA Power rankings, a position they have held for six straight weeks. With this win, the Giants have secured themselves the #1 seed entering the ABA Playoffs. The ABA Final Four, will be hosted in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida and Veterans Memorial Arena in April. The Ribault High School Lady Trojans added another state championship title to their schools record. The girls took on Coral Springs Charter School and won 65 to 47, earning them the Class 4A basketball champions for the ninth time. These girls understand that it takes teamwork, hard work, and dedication both on and off the court to pull off this kind of win,Ž said head coach Sheila Seymore-Pennick. Words cant explain how happy we are to become the state champions.Ž Coach Seymore-Pennicks team consisted of only four returning players, including Sherranda Reddick, Tiffany Harris, and twins Tierra and Sierra Shepherd, all of whom are in Advanced Placement courses and/or enrolled in the schools International Baccalaureate Programme. The girls basketball team brought home the title in 2003 under the leadership of National High School Hall-of-Famer Alfred AlŽ Austin, who was present at the game. Although it was the schools ninth time winning the state title, it was Coach Seymore-Pennicks first championship win as the girls basketball coach. Principal Edward Robinson noted the girls win is an excellent example that success really is a team effort. These student-athletes had to make up their minds that failure was not an option, both in the classroom and on the court,Ž he said. It is great when students can look to their peers and see shining examples of real champions.Ž Ribault High Girls Basketball Team Class 4A State ChampsDARIUSSLAY contd from Page1 192-pound Slay later added 35.5 inches in the vertical leap and 124 inches in the broad jump. Slay came into the combine rated as a late-second/early-third round pick, but may have improved that projection with his workout Tuesday. The Brunswick, Ga., native totaled 40 tackles and team-best five interceptions as a senior at Mississippi State, where he was a two-year starter after transferring from Itawamba Community College. Slay, who played his junior and senior seasons for Mississippi State after two standout seasons at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Miss., had a Southeastern Conference-best five interceptions in 2012 with 101 return yards -including a 52-yard pick for a touchdown in the Bulldogs' season opener -and 40 tackles. An all-state running back and defensive back while at Brunswick High, Slay accounted for 1,286 all-purpose yards and scored 15 touchdowns in his senior season of 2008 at BHS, averaging a touchdown every 3.8 times he touched the ball while also making 63 tackles and picking off six passes. Slay hopes to join Major League Baseball player Adam Wainwright (St.Louis Cardinals) and National Basketball Association player Kwame Brown (Philadelphia 76ers) as Glynn County Public Schools alumni who are currently playing sports in the big leagues, and from the looks of the NFL Combine statistics Im sure he will do just that!.......Good job DARIUS!

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The Jacksonville Chapter of Jack and Jill Biannual Les Beautillion Militaire event is featuring (9) young men on March 23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mr. Ken Jefferson of Channel 4 News. To purchase tickets, please contact: Cassandra Barlow at c3barlow@bellsouth.net or (904) 504-8089. The Womens Center of Jacksonville presents the third annual 2013 Speaker Series -Women, Words and Wisdom. The Speaker Series will feature three dynamic women: March 5, Emilly Retherford Lisska, April 2, Jennifer K. Wesely, Ph.D. and May 7, Madeline Scales-Taylor. All of the lectures will be held at Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco. Each event will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm with the featured speaker, and at 6:30 pm, the lecture with a question and answer session to follow. Ticket prices are $90 for the series and $35 for a single speaker. Emily Retherford Lisska starts the series during Womens History Month on Tuesday, March 5 with a fascinating discussion on women in Jacksonville who were pioneers in the towns founding years; On Tuesday, April 2nd Dr. Jennifer Wesely will focus on two of the most marginalized groups of women in our society today, homeless women and sex workers; The 2013 Speaker Series concludes on Tuesday, May7th with Madeline Scales-Taylor Ms. ScalesTaylor career spanned 37 years and included work in the nonprofit sector, human resources training, marketing and community relations. Since retirement Ms. Scales-Taylor has made many discoveries and observations about lifes everchanging status. As part of the baby boomer generation, Ms. Scales-Taylor is changing the definition of retirement. Join her as she shares how retirement can impact women as we transform the meŽ generation into the weŽ generation. For ticket information go to www.womenscenterofjax.org or call (904) 722-3000 x 0. Ticket prices are $90 for the series and $35 for a single lecture. JSO's Semi-Annual Retirement Celebration (Spring 2013) March 12, 2013 at 9 a.m. Police Memorial Building, 501 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Patrol Assembly Hall. Mayor's Walk for Senior Wellness, March 16, 2013. Calling all Duval County seniors ages 60 and over to join the City of Jacksonville for a 1.5-mile walk around the Sports Complex area to promote active lifestyles for seniors. PAGE 10THESTAR MARCH 2, 2013 D I S P L A Y A D S Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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THE STARMARCH 2, 2013 PAGE 12 IF YOU LOSE YOUR JOBƒyou shouldnt lose access to health care too. Tell your legislator: Dont turn your back on hard working Floridians. Call toll free 888-222-4121 or visit http://action.aarp.org/ExpandFL. Floridas job market is still tough. Thousands of Floridians have lost their jobs or are struggling in jobs without health insurance and dont have access to affordable health care. Expanding Medicaid would give hard-working families the security of knowing they can get the care they need. It would also give Floridians access to critical preventative care, so fewer people will be forced to seek expensive emergency room care. facebook.com/aarp” @AARPFL aarp.org/”



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African Americans and other minority citizens cannot take voting rights for granted. Such was proven in this last election when changes were made and even a 102 year old had to stand in line for six hours. On Wednesday morning, Scalia, the courts longest-serving justice said that the absurd argument that Congresss renewal of the Voting Rights Act in 2006 by votes of 98 to 0 in the Senate and 390 to 33 in the House did not mean that Congress actually support the act so now it is again before the Supreme Court. So, while we are still fighting for voting rights, we are still waiting to see what will happen as the Republican Party is set on protecting the interests of millionaires and b billionaires at the expense of our nations ability to protect itself. On Thursday, the U. S. Senate voted down opposing plans to avert the acrossthe-board budget cuts known as sequestration, the day before the spending reductions start to take effect. 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Helping with the unveiling, were, from left: Sheila Keys, niece of Rosa Parks; Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.; and Elaine Eason Keys. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) By Dementrious Lawrence Florida/Georgia Star Photo: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports Another Glynn County Public Schools standout is inching a lil closer to the big leagues. Darius Slay, a senior at Mississippi State, was invited to take part in the NFL Combine this past week. While participating in the NFL's official pre-draft scouting showcase the players go through various speed, skill and strength exercises for NFL scouts, coaches and executives. Darius Slay literally ran away from the field on Tuesday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, posting the fastest 40-yard dash time among all defensive backs. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ANDERSON, Doris, 78, died February 22, 2013. ANDERSON Pauline, 78, died February 25, 2013. BASS, Rufus, 84, died February 20, 2013. BELL, Irvin, 77, died February 22, 2013. BELL, James Cleo, 88, died February 22, 2013. BOOSE, Stanley Lennard, 54, died February 23, 2013. CALHOUN, Vivian Smith, died February 15, 2013. CARSON Dorothy M., died February 25, 2013. CARTWRIGHT, Dolores Ann, 81, died February 21, 2013. COOK, Jimmy Clifford, 70, died February 19, 2013. CRUM, Elsie Glover, died February 25, 2013. DARDEN Mattie Bell, 93, died February 23, 2013. DOYLE, Helen Hinson, 81, died February 20, 2013. EUSON, Joe Ellen, died February 25, 2013. GILYARD Minnie L., 96, died February 24, 2013. GRANT, Alfredo S., 64, died February 21, 2013. HALL, John Hall, 52, died February 20, 2013. HARTLEY, Lester, Fly, 60, died February 18, 2013. HENLEY, Ray P., 71, died February 18, 2013. HINES, Frank King, died February 19, 2013. HLAVAC George M., 89, died February 23, 2013. HUGGINS, Vincent, died February 25, 2013. INGRAM, L. Alyce M., 104, died February 18, 2013. JACKSON, Jasiah Leonard, died February 20, 2013. JACKSON, Larry D., died February 19, 2013. JONES, Enoch, died February 21, 2013. KING, Catherine, died February 25, 2013. LEE, Girline Lee, died February 7, 2013. MANNING, Ruth I., died February 26, 2013. MARSHALL Ruby, died February 24, 2013. MARSHALL, Yvonne W., 56, died February 18, 2013. MARTIN, Kathryn Martin, 91, died February 24, 2013. MAY, Vanessa, 55, died February 19, 2013. McLAUGHLIN, Pauline Elizabeth Adkins, died February 19, 2013. MEYER, Infant Liam Jace, died February 24, 2013. MOORE, Ricky Lee, 57, died January 25, 2013. MORGAN, Andrulene G., 80, died February 20, 2013. MORRIS, Laura Evelyn, 92, died February 25, 2013. MOULTRY, Darnella, died February 14, 2013. PARKER, John Dawson, III, died February 19, 2013. PATE, Ronnie Lee, 64, died February 21, 2013. PEAVY, Edna Reva Mae, 79, died February 20, 2013. PHILLIPS, Deborah, 33, died February 18, 2013. RAY, Mickey Lee, died February 22, 2013. ROBBINS, James Ronald, 69, died February 25, 2013. ROBINSON, Melvin, died February 18, 2013. ROSS, Thomas Tommy Charles, II, 37, died February 21, 2013. SMITH, Mack H., 53, died February 18, 2013. STEPHENS, Larry Thomas, 67, died February 18, 2013. STOPPELBEIN, John Stop, II, 73, died February 22, 2013. THOMAS, Geor gia Mae, 92, died February 22, 2013. THOMPSON, Louis Getgo, died February 18, 2013. VIERA Dorila Duarte, 101, died February 20, 2013. WAYNE Ellen, died February 20, 2013. WEST, Ronald Delano, 52, died February 16, 2013. WESTBROOK, Infant Akeela NiChelle, died February 23, 2013. WILLIAMS, Evona Carol, 76, died February 19, 2013. WILLIAMS, Ida Mae, 84, died February 25, 2013. WILLIAMS, Loraine E., 79, died February 15, 2013. WINE, Ilene Jeanette, 85, died February 16, 2013. YOUNG, Lillian Bradley, 73, died February 22, 2013. YOUNG, Patricia T., 73, died February 20, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR MARCH 2, 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. 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 HOPE CHAPEL MINISTRIES Pastor and Founder, Dr. Pastor Jeannette C. Holmes-Vann will celebrate her 40th year as a Minister of the Gospel, for 12 great days starting March 2nd thru the 24th. Saturday, March 2nd, Grand Opening, A Royal Garden Party at 10am; Tuesday, March 5th, One Amazing Woman at 5pm; Saturday, March 9th at 10am; Sunday, March 10th, 40th Ruby Jubilee (Thanksgiving Services) at 11am; Wednesday, March 13, VIP Night, Extreme Makeover Life Edition, at 6pm; Friday, March 15th, HCM Choir at the Main Sanctuary You Were There at 7pm; Saturday, March 16th, The 40 Minis Tree Planting Celebration & Ceremony at 10am; Sunday, March 17th, The Queens Jubilee Ruby Celebration (Red Carpet) at 12Noon; Tuesday, March 19th, A Rainbow of Influence You Touched Our Lives at 7pm; Thursday, March 21st, Transformations: The Effect of 40 years of Ministry at 7pm; Saturday, March 23rd, Childrens Gala A Day with Our Queen at 12Noon; Sunday, March 24th, Closing Celebration Raising Our Level of Commitment at 12Noon. For more info, call 904-924-2000. GREATER NEW BIRTH 195 Tallulah Ave., Jacksonville, FL, Pastor L. White, III. Come Sing, Shout and Dance with us for an evening of Praise. Singing, Spiritual Dance, with Special Guest: New Hope Baptist Church Choir, Sandersville, GA; Zion Baptist Church Male Chorus, St. Marys, GA; local talents, Sabrina Drayton Lambert and the Chosen Few Divine Power Christian Church, Greater New Birth Baptist Church, and Others. Saturday, March 30th at 4:00p.m. Free Admission. The Brunswick Branch NAACP will have it's Installation of Officers Ceremony at Zion Baptist Church 1611 "G" Street, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 4 p.m. The public is invited. MT. SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2036 Silver St., Jacksonville, Rev. R.L. Gundy, Pastor. The Board of Directors of The Civil Rights Museum of St. Augustine, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, is working to bring to fruition, a civil rights museum to our nations oldest city "St. Augustine." We are asking that you, your church, choir, praise dance, or singing group join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM, in support of our Gospel Extravaganza Fundraising Event. KIM STRATTON IN CONCERT presented by Chris Epps Music & WPOD FM. Kim Stratton singing her smash hit Favor Aint Fair! Featuring: Minister Jeff Proctor & Just Praze, Kirk Russell, Jr., Vicki Farrie, Christopher Williams, Isaac Brown & G.A.N.G. & Chris Epps! Hosted by: Wanda P., Octavius Davis, & Dwight Follins. This FREE CONCERT will be held at Faith United Miracle Temple, 1860 West 5th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209, Friday, April 26th at 7:30p.m. For further info, email: Jacksonvillegag@gmail.com or call (904) 894-6487. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339

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Lil Meechie decided he wanted to try horseback riding, even though his grandparents were not standing with him and he had had no lessons or prior experience. He mounted the horse unassisted and the horse immediately sprung into motion. It galloped along at a steady and rhythmic pace. Lil Meechie began to slip from the saddle. In terror, he grabs for the horse's mane, but couldnt seem to get a firm grip. He then tried to throw his arms around the horse's neck, but ended up sliding down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, apparently paying no attention to its slipping rider. Finally, giving up his frail grip, Little Meechie tried to leap away from the horse in an effort to try and throw himself to safety. Unfortunately, his foot got entangled in the horses stirrup and Little Meechie is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as his little head is struck against the ground over and over. As his head is battered against the ground, he's mere moments away from unconsciousness when to Lil Meechie's great fortune... the Walmart manager sees him and turned the horses switch off. MARCH 2, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 3 KVU"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Dcvvngu/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3 C C uts By Sandy Specials $25.00 Mondays & Tuesdays Shampoo/Set Roller Set Flat Iron $60.00 Relaxer with a FREE cut! Call to make an Appt at 904.673.0837 Republicans, who declared any new tax revenues a non-starter, introduced a counterproposal that would keep the sequester in place, but grant President Barack Obama the flexibility to implement the cuts in what he deems is the best way. The Democratic bill received a final vote of 51 to 49, nine votes short of the 60 required to proceed, while the Republican alternative fell 38 to 62. Since the House of Representatives adjourned Thursday for a long weekend, the failure to come up with a replacement for sequestration means cuts to defense and domestic spending will kick in on Friday. Here are some of the consequences if Congress fails to act by Friday: -10,000 teachers would be laid off, $400 million would be cut from Head Start, the program that makes sure at-risk preschoolers are ready for kindergarten, and 70,000 kids would be kicked out of the early-education program completely. -The budget for firemen and other first responders to react when natural disasters strike would be cut by $35 million. -Nutrition programs that help make sure seniors don't go hungry would be cut by $43 million. -A program that helps provide housing for the formerly homeless, including many veterans, would be shuttered, putting them at risk of going back on the street. -A number of programs that help the most vulnerable families and children would be slashed -including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children dropping 600,000 women alone. Right now, each of us has a responsibility to step up and make sure Congress hears our voices. Oc{qt"Dtqyp"Ugv"vq"Jqpqt"Vtckndnc|gtuMayor Alvin Brown will honor outstanding citizens who have made significant contributions to the community. They will receive the Mayors Trailblazer Award on March 8 for being the first African Americans to lead and enact changes in fields such as business, education and public policy. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The names of the awardees have not been announced.Ic{"Oc{qtcn"Ecpfkfcvg)u Dqf{"Hqwpf"A 22-year-old man was charged with murder Thursday in the death of a mayoral candidate in the Mississippi Delta. The Coahoma County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that Lawrence Reed of Shelby was charged in the death of Marco McMillian. McMillian, 34, was a candidate for mayor of Clarksdale and was well-known in the community and beyond. An investigation began Tuesday when a man crashed McMillian's SUV into another car on U.S. Highway 49 near the Coahoma and Tallahatchie county lines. McMillian was known as the first openly gay candidateand was not in the car when it was found. Okejcgn"Ykpcpu"Lt0"Ugpvgpegf Vq"Pgctn{"36"[gctu"Kp"RtkuqpDETROIT A judge sentenced a member of gospel music's Winans family to nearly 14 years in prison Wednesday for an $8 million financial scam that was promoted in church pulpits. Two of Michael Winans Jr.'s victims spoke in federal court, telling a judge that the scheme to sell Saudi Arabian oil bonds robbed some people of their life savings, caused divorces and fractured many families. "I want to apologize to everyone. ... These were decisions that were negligent and irresponsible," said Winans, of Jessup, Md. He said he had no "malicious intent" but acknowledged that he continued to collect money even after he learned that the bonds were bogus. Winans attracted more than 1,000 investors in 2007 and 2008, although he didn't know them all because many were recruited by others through word of mouth.Pgy"EGQ"cv"CCTR Addison Barry Rand is chief executive officer (CEO) of AARP, the world's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to social change and helping people 50 and over to improve the quality of their lives. Mr. Rand is a dynamic leader and and change agent who brings to AARP a proven track record of leading both multibillion-dollar businesses and smaller, private equity-driven businesses. He has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Avis Group Holdings, CEO of Equitant Ltd., and executive vice president, Worldwide Operations, at Xerox Corporation. He serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Howard University.

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PAGE THESTAR MARCH 2, 2013 Kingsland Mayor Kenneth Smith was back in Brunswick recently. This time, as the Keynote Speaker at the Brunswick Job Corps Black History Program. Mayor Smith (pictured left with students)addressed a series of timely topics and encouraged those in attendance to aim for greatness. Right:Vivian Mitchell, Artist and Audrey Norris who is the Black History Program Chairperson at Job Corps. Photos:Angela Favors-Morrell, Florida/Georgia StarBurroughs-Molette Elementary Students Discover Black History Heros With The StarMayor Kenneth Smith Shows Support For Job CorpBy Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star Twenty-five years after I being a kindergarten student, I remember being told if you want to find real heroes, dont rely on comic books look at your newspapers. Yes, that was a different generation and The Bahamas not Brunswick, but with February being Black History Month, the students of Burroughs-Molette Elementary seemed to have been taught the same lesson. Yes, there was a display of The Star set up here at school, confirmed mentor Ephraim Sullivan. You are a Black-owned newspaper and we receive it every week. Its a very important tool to highlight what is going on in the Black community and gives kids something to aspire to be once they understand that there arent just people of color in the news, but also people of color putting out the news and owning the paper. They can also have the chance to encounter the people highlighted in the paper because they make up our community. The students also took part in plays, speech recitations and recognizing community leaders. They also were treated to local church performances, the Shouters group and the Glynn Academy Step team. Thank you Burroughs-Molette Elementary for choosing to make us a part of your Black History Month experience! PHOTOCREDITS:(Right) School social worker, Dr. Arnetia Maasha, shows school partners.Photo by Angela Favors-Morrell. Left:Students hit the stage at Burroughs-Molette to celebrate Black History Month. Top:Mr. E. Sullivan, Joyce Flicking PTA President and Mr. J Lanham, Principal Photos by DeShia Stevenson and Shonedell Tyler. State Rep. Al Williams Speaks At Judah World Harvest BRUNSWICK CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH Bright Star Baptist Church Hosts Black History Program Black History Month was celebrated throughout Brunswick in a myraid of ways. Among the churches holding special events was Bright Star Baptist Church. Pictured are Rev. & Mrs. Darrell Dawson, (Deacon Winfred & Speaker Rev.Yvette Pressley) and Deacon & Mrs. Raymond Harris. Photo by: Angela Favors-Morrell, Florida/Georgia StarState Representative Al Williams joined Rev. Leonard Jackson, Pastor of Judah World Harvest Church for Black History Month Celebrations. State Rep. Williams was well received and provided a whole lot of motivation, inspiration and plain of food for thought. Photos:Angela Favors-Morrell, Florida/Georgia Star The Brunswick Branch NAACP will have it's Installation of Officers Ceremony at Zion Baptist Church 1611 "G" Street March 10, 2013 (Sunday) at 4 p.m. The public is invitedNAACP OFFICERSINSTALLATION

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PAGE 6 THE STAR MARCH 02, 2013 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: Candace Iris Alisha Preston Age: 17 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 2/18/13 Name: Grace Frazer Age: 17 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 1/14/13 Name: Jakeysia Nowell Age:15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 1/12/13 Name: Denisha Lenora Smith Age: 17 Weight: 105 lbs Last seen: 2/05/13MOSTWANTED Name: Larry Lee Artis Jr. Offense: Aggravated Assault with Weapon Name: Stork Benis Offense: Aggravated Assault, Intent Commit Felony Name: Ayeshah Lilian Baker Offense: Grand Theft If You Are a Victim of Crime What you might do Call 911 immediately to report the crime and get any needed emergency medical treatment. Talk to the police. Talk to your parents, or other trusted adult. Do not blame yourself for the crime. Tell yourself that you did not cause it to happen. Try to remember details of the perpetrators appearance and the events to help the police solve the crime. Make notes as soon as you can so you dont forget. Accept that strong feelings of anger, fear, embarrassment, shock, and sadness are normal after experiencing a traumatic event. If these feelings last for a long time or interfere with your daily life, see a victim assistance counselor or other professional. Do not try to seek revenge or solve the crime, even if you know who is responsible. Dont be embarrassed to talk to your friends about the event and your feelings. You may need their support for a while. Ask about a victim assistance program in your school or community Work with your parents or other trusted adult to come up with a safety plan for protecting yourself from future crime. Your Legal Rights as a Victim Police and courts realize that victims need help. Most states have passed laws to protect victims. Here are the rights that most victims can expect : The right to privacy. The right to be treated with dignity and compassion. The right to protection from intimidation and further harm. The right to be informed about the cases progress and outcome through the criminal justice system. The right to receive compensation for damages. The right to equal treatment in court. The right to have property returned promptly if found by the police. If You Are the Parent of a Teen Crime Victim How you and other adults respond to a teen who has experienced a crime can make a difference in how the teen copes with and recovers from the event. Remember that witnessing a violent crime can be as traumatic as experiencing it directly. Watch your teenager for these common reactions to a traumatic event : change in eating or sleeping habits, acting out in an aggressive or inappropriate manner, attention-seeking behavior, increased risk-taking, deteriorating school performance or fear of attending school, withdrawal from peer relationships, physical signs of stress such as headaches or stomachaches, nightmares and other sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, and feelings of anger, hopelessness, anxiety, and depression. While it is normal for a victim to move through different stages of feelings in order to recover from a painful experience, sometimes victims get stuck in one stage for an unusually long time. If this happens, you may want to seek professional help for your teen. Your Safety Predator Targets 4 Students and Gets 20 Years A former karate instructor was arrested by police for victimizing four students. John Garcia, 47, pleaded no contest to two counts of sexual battery by a person in familial or custodial authority and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age. Garcia told the court, I am sorry, though I know those words are not enough. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, five years probation and was designated a Sexual Predator. As a convicted sexual predator, Garcia will have additional sanctions upon release which restrict where he can live and work and requires mandatory sex offender counseling. Garcia was originally charged in the case of a 14-year-old girl, but news coverage of his arrest showed three additional complaints against him from separate crimes that occurred during the 2005-2006 school year when the girls were 12 or 13 years old. One victim said Garcia had sex with her and two said they were kissed and fondled in separate incidents at the schools karate dojo. John Garcia Car Rental Manager Steals Handgun Left in Car by CustomerA manager of a car rental company was arrested after stealing a handgun left in a car by a customer. Police received a call from a person who rented a car from Hertz at the airport. He said he used the car to pick up belongings from his deceased father which included a 1911 Springfield Armory .45 caliber firearm with a loaded magazine. He said when he returned the car, he accidently left the handgun in its leather case. He told police he went to the airport and talked to a Hertz clerk who said they did not find a firearm. They took him to the car he rented, searched, and found nothing. The clerk called manager Douglas John Orr, 32, who said he located the weapon and turned it in to the police. The victim called police and talked to an officer who checked and said there was no report of a handgun turned in. The victim went back to Hertz and talked to Orr and again, Orr said that he found the gun in his rental car, put it in a plastic bag, and turned it into the police. The victim called a sergeant who said she would investigate further and call back. The sergeant contacted Orr who said he placed the gun in a white plastic bag with a sticky note to it with the information and dropped it off at the Administration building front door. A check again could not locate the missing gun. The sergeant made contact again with Orr who was very persistent that he did not have the weapon and said he was getting upset about the type of questioning. Orr was asked to meet with police and when he arrived, he said he had something to tell them. He said he was disappointed in himself and wanted to take back his comments made on the phone earlier. Orr stated the gun and holster were in the trunk of his car and that he threw away the ammunition. Police retrieved the gun from his car and returned the gun to the owner. Orr was arrested and charged with grand theft of a firearm. He posted a $2,500 bond and was released. Douglas Orr Man Arrested for Severely Injuring Pregnant Girlfriend and Another Woman A man was wanted after severely injuring his pregnant girlfriend and the friend of his girlfriend. He was finally arrested after several weeks. On January 19, 20-year-old Derik Markeese Davis went to his girlfriends home and a friend of the victim was also in the home. An argument began between Davis and his girlfriend who is fivemonths pregnant. Davis kicked her in the stomach causing her to fall backwards into a sliding glass door which shattered and severely cut her arms and legs. The friend ran to the victim to help but Davis pushed her away and the friend went to find something to defend herself. Davis then chased after the friend all the way outside to the front lawn, where he tackled her and punched her several times in the back of the head. He was also reported to have tried to choke her. She was able to escape from Davis and call 911. Davis then fled the scene. The victim was soon transported to a hospital. Police could not locate Davis and warrants for his arrest were issued. On February 9, police responded to the victims home again for a report this time saying that Davis broke in, smashed items in the home, and ordered her not to testify against him in past cases. He then forced her to have sex with him before fleeing the home. The victim had an appointment the next day with the police and on the way she got a call from Davis warning her to drop the charges against him. More warrants were issued for Davis but he continued to elude police and the Warrant Squad detectives until recently. He was located and found hiding in a bedroom closet at a home. Davis was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, two counts of tampering with a witness, two felony counts of battery, and one count of each for burglary with assault, sexual battery, grand theft, resisting an officer, throwing a missile into a dwelling, violation of a no contact order and failure to appear. He is being held on $351,000 bond. Derik Davis

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LOCAL MARCH 2, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida The 2nd Generation PD Website Provides 2nd Chance for Ex-OffenderIn conjunction with the start of his second term as 4th Judicial Circuit Public Defender, Matt Shirk unveils a new official website, www.MattShirkPublicDefender.com. It features a modernized look, expanded interactivity, and easily accessible public information. The design and build out of the new website was completed by Gernado G Abrams, founder of local full service, multimedia design consulting agency, Bungi Enterprises. Mr. Abrams, (pictured, left with Mr. Shirk) is a successful, local business man. He is CEO of Bungi Enterprises and operates the non-profit program Stop the Violence Use Your Talents, which appears on the local show, Stop the Violence TV Show (S.T.V. TV show). However, when looking at the path he chose in life, one would be surprised at his accomplishments; he is an ex-offender. Operating two businesses seems hard enough, but dealing with the stereotype of an ex-offender makes it even harder, for Mr. Shirk to give me the chance to work with him, regardless of my past, really says something. He believes in giving people a second chance, something every Public Defender should do, said Abrams. Matt Shirk and Mr. Abrams formed a relationship through Stop the Violence Use Your Talents, when the Public Defender recorded a segment for the program. Mr. Shirk appreciated Abrams creative abilities, so he invited him to revamp the office website. It was a great opportunity to work with G, Jacksonville needs more people like him. He is a perfect example that people can change and become something great. I commend Mr. Abrams for his persistence in building a successful career and the hard work he put into this site. Features of the new website include an enhanced case tracking system, which features simplified formatting, an expanded public information section, and the ability to automatically email the attorney on the case with the click of a button. There are new educational resources, including a legal questions and answers page and a useful resource links page. The added features have allowed for a smaller call-center in the office, saving taxpayer dollars. The site also features social networking and video through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube along with an up-to-date newsfeed. A special section honors the 50th anniversary of Gideon vs. Wainwright, the Florida landmark case that established the Office of the Public Defender in March 1963. You are invited to visit the site, connect through a social network and sign up for the monthly newsletter beginning this month. An Exciting Look At Being Black In America(NAPS)Its never been so easy and convenient to explore and share the inspirational, educational and entertaining Black History Month programming On Demand on cable. Whether viewed on a small screen such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone or on a big screen in the comfort of the living room, opportunities to celebrate Black History Month are taking a decidedly 21st century turn. Its all available, instantly, to digital cable subscribers with a push on the remote control or with a quick download. Multiethnic shows and movies available On Demand in February and beyond include: Milestones In Black History There are several offerings that examine the history of the struggles and strife, the tragedies and the triumphs of African Americans in the U.S., from the time of Lincoln to the Civil Rights era, including Lincoln: American Mastermind. For children and adults alike, theres The Tuskegee Airmen, which recounts the true story of how a group of African-American WWII pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest U.S. fighter groups in history, and First to Fight: The Black Tankers of WWII. Profiles In Courage The biographies of influential African Americans come to life in dramatic profiles and stories of individuals who may be less known but perhaps should be more so, such as legendary baseball great Curt Flood in the documentary The Curious Case of Curt Flood and the five wrongly imprisoned teens in The Central Park Five. Drama movies like Flight starring Denzel Washington and The Help starring Viola Davis, and TV programs such as House of Lies starring Don Cheadle, showcase award-worthy performances from notable African-American A-list actors. Viewers can also get a close look at what its like living in the crossfire of Americas drug war in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries The Corner. Pride, Passion and Pain For sports buffs, there are important shows that exemplify the contributions and struggles of athletes, such as Joe Louis: Americas Hero...Betrayed, and Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football. Thats Entertainment Music aficionados can celebrate the true artistry of entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte in Sing Your Song, then laugh along with Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy. Viewers everywhere can share their passion for Black History Month programming and see whats waiting for them On Demand at www.facebook.com/ DiversityOnDemand. OURCOMMUNITY, OUR HISTORY Your family can enjoy great entertainment centered around African-American life. Governor Rick Scott Selects Three Inductees for Florida Civil Rights Hall of FameGovernor Rick Scott announced the selection of Judge James. B. Sanderlin, Margarita Romo and Harry T. and Harriet Moore to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Governor Scott chose these three from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on Human Relations for making significant contributions to the improvement of life for minorities and all citizens of the great state of Florida. Governor Scott said, As Florida marks its five hundred year anniversary, we want to honor individuals who have stood for equality in our states history, even in the face of adversity. These champions of freedom have paved the way for equal rights among all Floridians. This years three inductees into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame have acted on their conviction and truly made a difference in the countless lives here in our state and around the country. We must honor their legacy by working to ensure that all Floridians have access to a great education so they can live their version of the American Dream. Judge James B. Sanderlin (1929-1990); of St. Petersburg, dedicated his life to fighting injustice and discrimination against the citizens of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Pinellas County. In 1964, Sanderlin was the lead attorney representing six families in civil rights cases over classroom segregation. His efforts against the Pinellas County School Board led to desegregation in Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties. Sanderlin also led a group of sanitation workers in a four-month strike for better pay for African-American sanitation workers in St. Petersburg. As the lead attorney for a group of 12 black police officers known as the Courageous Twelve, Sanderlin won a lawsuit to end discriminatory assignments in segregated neighborhoods. Throughout his career, he worked tirelessly with the NAACP Legal Defense Funding in fighting discrimination and segregation, earning the NAACP Freedom Award. He was the first African-American judge in Pinellas County and dedicated into the St. Petersburg AfricanAmerican Hall of Legends. Margarita Romo (1938-Present), is currently the Executive Director of Farmworkers SelfHelp Inc. which established assistance to seasonal and migrant farm workers. The program provides immigration assistance, job training and courses on immigration, as well as a free medical clinic, after-school programs for teens, free loaves of bread for the hungry, and the Normal Learning Center for children ages 12 and younger. Romo is a tireless champion for local migrant farmworkers in Pasco and Hernando counties, advocating and lobbying for improvements to Tommytown, a poor farm worker community on the north end of Dade City. Romo also established Agricultural Women Involved in New Goals (AWING), a self-help program designed to help women create better lives for themselves through education. In 2010, Romo was named Hispanic Woman of the year by the Tampa Hispanic Heritage. Harry T. and Harriet Moore (1905-1951), both served as civil rights pioneers in Florida throughout their lives. The Moores advocated for civil rights in the areas of equal pay, investigating of lynching, all-white primaries and voter registration. Harry Moore founded the first branch of the NAACP in Brevard County, Florida and served as the statewide executive secretary. He also organized the Florida State Conference NAACP. Currently, a Brevard County Justice Center is named in his honor, as well as numerous other centers, events, parks, and awards. Mr. Moore received the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion of Justice award from the Florida Historical Society.

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Undefeated Ground Fayetteville FlightMARCH 2, 2013 THESTAR PAGEby Seth Dolan The Jacksonville Giants defeated the Fayetteville Flight 157-89. The Giants were ahead by 32 points going into half time leading 73-41. We came out and got a good win against a good team, Coach Kevin Waters said of tonights win.. Our guys have hit their stride, which we are going to carry into the playoffs. Our goal all season has been to secure the number one seed, now that we have done that, the players and coaching staff can focus on the Final Four. This is no time to let up; our end goal is in sight. Jermaine Bell led all in scoring, rebounding and blocks with 31, 14 and six, respectively. Currye Todd and Ed Horton both added double-doubles in the winning effort with 22 points and 10 rebounds each. The Giants have played the out-of-division Flight the past three seasons. With this win, the Giants have won 19 straight games to improve to 27-1 overall on the season. Last weekend the Giants clinched the Atlantic South Division Title for the 3rd consecutive season. The Giants are currently ranked #1 in the ABA Power rankings, a position they have held for six straight weeks. With this win, the Giants have secured themselves the #1 seed entering the ABA Playoffs. The ABA Final Four, will be hosted in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida and Veterans Memorial Arena in April. The Ribault High School Lady Trojans added another state championship title to their schools record. The girls took on Coral Springs Charter School and won 65 to 47, earning them the Class 4A basketball champions for the ninth time. These girls understand that it takes teamwork, hard work, and dedication both on and off the court to pull off this kind of win, said head coach Sheila Seymore-Pennick. Words cant explain how happy we are to become the state champions. Coach Seymore-Pennicks team consisted of only four returning players, including Sherranda Reddick, Tiffany Harris, and twins Tierra and Sierra Shepherd, all of whom are in Advanced Placement courses and/or enrolled in the schools International Baccalaureate Programme. The girls basketball team brought home the title in 2003 under the leadership of National High School Hall-of-Famer Alfred Al Austin, who was present at the game. Although it was the schools ninth time winning the state title, it was Coach Seymore-Pennicks first championship win as the girls basketball coach. Principal Edward Robinson noted the girls win is an excellent example that success really is a team effort. These student-athletes had to make up their minds that failure was not an option, both in the classroom and on the court, he said. It is great when students can look to their peers and see shining examples of real champions. Ribault High Girls Basketball Team Class 4A State ChampsDARIUSSLAY contd from Page1 192-pound Slay later added 35.5 inches in the vertical leap and 124 inches in the broad jump. Slay came into the combine rated as a late-second/early-third round pick, but may have improved that projection with his workout Tuesday. The Brunswick, Ga., native totaled 40 tackles and team-best five interceptions as a senior at Mississippi State, where he was a two-year starter after transferring from Itawamba Community College. Slay, who played his junior and senior seasons for Mississippi State after two standout seasons at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Miss., had a Southeastern Conference-best five interceptions in 2012 with 101 return yards -including a 52-yard pick for a touchdown in the Bulldogs' season opener -and 40 tackles. An all-state running back and defensive back while at Brunswick High, Slay accounted for 1,286 all-purpose yards and scored 15 touchdowns in his senior season of 2008 at BHS, averaging a touchdown every 3.8 times he touched the ball while also making 63 tackles and picking off six passes. Slay hopes to join Major League Baseball player Adam Wainwright (St.Louis Cardinals) and National Basketball Association player Kwame Brown (Philadelphia 76ers) as Glynn County Public Schools alumni who are currently playing sports in the big leagues, and from the looks of the NFL Combine statistics Im sure he will do just that!.......Good job DARIUS!

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The Jacksonville Chapter of Jack and Jill Biannual Les Beautillion Militaire event is featuring (9) young men on March 23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mr. Ken Jefferson of Channel 4 News. To purchase tickets, please contact: Cassandra Barlow at c3barlow@bellsouth.net or (904) 504-8089. The Womens Center of Jacksonville presents the third annual 2013 Speaker Series -Women, Words and Wisdom. The Speaker Series will feature three dynamic women: March 5, Emilly Retherford Lisska, April 2, Jennifer K. Wesely, Ph.D. and May 7, Madeline Scales-Taylor. All of the lectures will be held at Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco. Each event will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm with the featured speaker, and at 6:30 pm, the lecture with a question and answer session to follow. Ticket prices are $90 for the series and $35 for a single speaker. Emily Retherford Lisska starts the series during Womens History Month on Tuesday, March 5, with a fascinating discussion on women in Jacksonville who were pioneers in the towns founding years; On Tuesday, April 2nd Dr. Jennifer Wesely will focus on two of the most marginalized groups of women in our society today, homeless women and sex workers; The 2013 Speaker Series concludes on Tuesday, May7th with Madeline Scales-Taylor. Ms. ScalesTaylor career spanned 37 years and included work in the nonprofit sector, human resources training, marketing and community relations. Since retirement Ms. Scales-Taylor has made many discoveries and observations about lifes everchanging status. As part of the baby boomer generation, Ms. Scales-Taylor is changing the definition of retirement. Join her as she shares how retirement can impact women as we transform the me generation into the we generation. For ticket information go to www.womenscenterofjax.org or call (904) 722-3000 x 0. Ticket prices are $90 for the series and $35 for a single lecture. JSO's Semi-Annual Retirement Celebration (Spring 2013), March 12, 2013 at 9 a.m. Police Memorial Building, 501 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Patrol Assembly Hall. Mayor's Walk for Senior Wellness, March 16, 2013. Calling all Duval County seniors ages 60 and over to join the City of Jacksonville for a 1.5-mile walk around the Sports Complex area to promote active lifestyles for seniors. PAGE 10 THESTAR MARCH 2, 2013 D I S P L A Y A D S Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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A: Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us and we make every effort to protect the privacy of study participants. We have multiple procedures in place to safeguard the personal information we collect. We will label your data with a unique identification number when it is collected; store your blood sample, survey data, and other study materials separately from all personal identifying information (like your name, address, and social security number); limit access to any identifying information to authorized study personnel only; have all staff sign confidentiality forms and undergo training in research ethics; have all volunteers sign confidentiality forms. Q: Will my employer be able to access information provided by employees who enroll in CPS-3? A: NO. Information provided as part of the enrollment process is strictly confidential and property of the American Cancer Societys Epidemiology Research Program. 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THE STAR MARCH 2, 2013 PAGE 12 IF YOU LOSE YOUR JOByou shouldnt lose access to health care too. Tell your legislator: Dont turn your back on hard working Floridians. Call toll free 888-222-4121 or visit http://action.aarp.org/ExpandFL.Floridas job market is still tough. Thousands of Floridians have lost their jobs or are struggling in jobs without health insurance and dont have access to affordable health care. Expanding Medicaid would give hard-working families the security of knowing they can get the care they need. It would also give Floridians access to critical preventative care, so fewer people will be forced to seek expensive emergency room care. facebook.com/aarp @AARPFL aarp.org/