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

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

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African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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issn - 0740-798X
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On the website www.isaacdonburks.com, a blogger details his relationship with Burks that started at Clark Atlanta University. Burks was also arrested in Fulton County.RCIG"5 It appears that George Zimmerman, who is facing the court on charges stemming from the highly publicized Trayvon Martin shooting, will not be using the stand your ground laws in his defense. In a move that shocked prosecutors on Tuesday, Zimmermans attorney Mark O'Mara cancelled an April 20 "stand your ground hearing," citing the focus was in preparing for a June 10 jury trial in the second-degree murder case. Under Florida's Stand Your Ground law, he is entitled to immunity if he can prove he shot and killed Martin in self defense. If self defense was determined, all criminal proceedings would have immediately stopped, and he would have walked free. Join our discussion on our Facebook page.Mayor Alvin Brown will recognize 17 community leaders who were the first African Americans to enact changes in fields such as business, education and public policy. They will receive the inaugural Mayors Trailblazer Award.Ž I am honored to recognize these citizens who have worked tirelessly to ensure positive changes. Their contributions have had a lasting impact on our entire community,Ž said Mayor Brown. Presentations were made on Friday, March 8 to several leaders including:Uejqnct1Oc{qtcn"Ecpfkfcvg"”N{pejgf‘"Kp"Okuukuukrrk Googvv"Vknn‘u"Hcokn{"Fgocpfu Crqnqi{"Htqo"Nkn‘"Yc{pgWe apologize for the graphic image of Emmett Till but felt it necessary to use in this article. Rapper Lil Wayne has outraged the black community after he compared Emmett Tills face to a vagina. Till was brutally murdered at 14 in 1955, for allegedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The Till family wrote a letter which stated: When you spit lyrics like Beat that p----y up like Emmett TillŽ, not only are you destroying the preservation and legacy of Emmett Tills memory and name, but the impact of his murder in black history along with degradation of women.Ž What are your thoughts? Join our Facebook discussion. Hnqtkfc"Ujqrrgt"Rwnnu Iwp"Qp"Ycnoctv"EngtmMary Frances Alday, 61 is behind bars after she was told Walmart did not accept her coupon. Instead of accepting it, she walked out of the Wakulla County store after cursing out the clerk and hitting her with a shopping cart. Alday went to her car and got a gun telling employees Ive got something for yall.Ž Police who arrived on the scene eventually used a stun gun in arresting her. The murder of Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, 31 has left his family in schock. According to his family, the scholar was beaten, dragged and set on fire before eventually dying. His remains found this week at the Mississippi River a day after his disappearance. While there is a suspect in this matter, investigators said it is not being treated as a hate crime. The family believe it was racially motivated despite theories that it could be a crime of passion stemming from his gay relationship. McMillian was executive director of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and executive assistant and chief of staff to the president at Alabama A&M University. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball last weeke (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica) Days after hosting eccentric former basketball star Dennis Rodman (pictured) and American players to an exhibition game, North Korea vowed on Thursday to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALBRIGHT Anthony, 58, died February 14, 2013. ANDERSON, Doris, 78, died February 22, 2013. ANDERSON, James Aaron, Sr., 80, died February 25, 2013. BARNWELL Naudine W., 66, died February 28, 2013. CHEESEBOURGH, John Wesley, Jr., 61, died February 28, 2013. CHILSON Elaine Doris, died February 27, 2013. COVIN, Bessie M., died March 1, 2013. CURRY Minnie, 84, died March 4, 2013. FELDER, William L., died March 2, 2013. FISHBURNE Elijah, died February 27, 2013. FRANKLIN, Willie Charles, 84, died February 27, 2013. GEIGER, Lavern, 67, died March 1, 2013. GILLYARD, Sylvester, Jr., died March 2, 2013. GRADICK, Alma, died February 27, 2013. HEFNER, Amanda Louise, 53, died February 27, 2013. HICKS, Phillip Phil, died February 25, 2013. HUGHES Vermell L., died February 28, 2013. JENKINS Philomene St. Luce, 88, died February 28, 2013. KING Rickie V., Sr., 57, died February 24, 2013. LANCE Wanda E., died March 5, 2013. LAWSON Edwin, died March 5, 2013. LEPPER Della Elizabeth, 81, died February 27, 2013. LUKE Earl Lurell, 84, died February 27, 2013. MANNING Ruth, died February 26, 2013. McKENZIE, Warren, Sr., died March 2, 2013. ONEAL William Buddy, 60, died February 28, 2013. PRINCE Regina Kim, 48, died March 1, 2013. RAINVILLE Miriam R., died February 22, 2013. ROBINSON James Jordan, 56, died March 1, 2013. STANLEY Alton Ronnie, Jr., 50, died March 2, 2013. STEWART, Joseph Joe, 68, died February 28, 2013. STRIPLING, Sylvia Stevens, died February 28, 2013. UNDERWOOD, Donna, 56, died February 27, 2013. WARD Fray Thomas Tommy, Jr., 68, died February 26, 2013. WASHINGTON Ray Frances, died March 4, 2103. WHITE Paul, 81, died February 27, 2013. WILLIAMS, Sandella Moorer, died February 25, 2013. WILSON Rev. Herbert, Sr., died March 1, 2013. WILSON, Ida D., died February 24, 2013. WOOTEN Andrew Leon, 50, died February 26, 2013. WYNNE Mary HogueCrawford, died March 2, 2013. YOUNG, Elizabeth Graves, 94, died February 28, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS LICK George Raymond, Jr., 53, died March 3, 2013. MORRELL Peter, died February 27, 2013. OVERCASH John Eugene, Sr., 77, died March 2, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR MARCH 9, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.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) 8946487. THE HISTORIC MOUNT ZION A.M.E. CHURCH located at 201 East Beaver Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, will host its Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on Sunday, March 10th, 2013, at 10am. There will be a reception immediately following the Celebration Services. The speaker for the occasion will be our own, Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr., Presiding Prelate of the 11th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Please join us for a spirited message. Our theme this year is Family and Friends Working in Unity to Reclaim the Remnants of God.Ž For additional information, contact Jean Pettis of the Church Public Relations Office or Thelma Royal, General Chairperson, Family and Friends Day Committee at (904) 355-9475. 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 and the Zion Baptist Church Male Chorus, St. Marys GA. Local talents Sabrina Drayton Lambertand the Chosen Few, Divine Power Christian Church, Greater New Birth B.C. and Others at Greater New Birth 195 Tallulah Ave. Jacksonville, FL. 32208 Pastor L. White III Saturday, March 30th 2013, 4:00 PM No admission Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339

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Deaconess Shaw was testing the children in her Sunday school class to see if they all understood the concept of getting to heaven. So she asked them, "If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?" "NO!" all the children answered. "If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven?" Again, the answer was, "NO!" Now she was smiling. Hey, they're getting it, she thought! "Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into Heaven?" she asked. Again, they all answered, "NO!" She was just bursting with pride for them. "Well," she continued, "Then how can I get into Heaven?" A then five-year-old Lil Meechie stood up and shouted out, "YOU GOTTA BE DEAD!...Duh! MARCH 9, 2013THE STARPAGE 3 KV‘U"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Vtckndnc|gtu/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3 4235"Oc{qt‘u"Vtckndnc|gt"Cyctfggu
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PAGE8 THESTAR MARCH 9, 2013 BRUNSWICK CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 14 Black Men of Glynn. Inc 22nd Annual Scholarship Dr. John Leggett, Pastor Emanuel Baptist Church SSI,Burnell WilliamsRev. Julius E. Hope, Pastor Hosannah Full Gospel Minitries and Marie BrogsdaleReggie and Crystal Jones of Jones APhones from Kingsland, Georgia Rev. Dr. Ronnie Leggett The Fourteen Black Men of Glynn. Inc (FBMG, Inc) held their 22nd Annual Scholarship Banquet on March 2, 2013, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. FBMG, Inc. was incorporated July 23, 1990 and established the Torchbearers Program as a "pilot" with the motto "Lets Keep the Fire Burning." FBMG, Inc. instituted the Expanded Torchbearers Program and the Minority Outreach Program. Under the supervision of Director Laverne Cooper, within the University System of Georgia Institutions, the College of Coastal Georgia Minority Outreach Program was the first summer academic program for African American males. That featured a five-week summer session with a heavy immersion in math, language arts and personal development skills. From 1998 2013 more than 1100 boys have successfully completed the programs. FBMG, Inc. awards college scholarships, on a competitive basis, to boys who complete the program and are qualifying applicants on a two-semester basis that average $5,000 each semester or $10,000 per academic year. Honorable Orion L. Douglas, Retired State Court Judge of Glynn County State Court, in Brunswick Georgia Floyd Phoenix, President of the Fourteen Black Men of Glynn CountyCONCERTTOAID GIRLS MEDICALFUNDThere will be a benefit concert for Elainna Anderson of Kingland, Georgia who was diagnosis with Type I Juvenile Diabetes at an early age (12). She has lost sight in her right eye and 75% in the left eye, receiving dialysis treatments daily and requires a kidney transplant. Elainnas facing the financial responsibility of paying for medical treatment and the expenses are becoming overwhelming. The All Is Well concert takes place at Young Zion Baptist Church, St Marys Georgia on March 14 at 7pm and features gospel recording artists Troy Sneed and Alvin Darling. For more information call 912-6747847. Photos by Angela Favors-MorrellJaNelle Ford Denicia Lemon Denise Williams Attendees supporting the Black History Month program held at the historical Roxy

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PAGE 4THE STARMARCH 9, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.DONT MISS Driving Miss Daisy with Michael Learned and Lance E. Nichols at Alhambra Theatre & Dining The play follows the relationship between Miss DaisyŽ Werthan, an aging, wealthy Jewish woman and Hoke Colburn, the African-American man hired as her chauffeur. The story takes place in the Deep South, mostly Atlanta, Georgia, from 1948 to 1973, spanning the period before and after the civil rights movement. As in the movie, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989, we watch the metamorphosis of Miss Daisy from a bossy old woman, who barely tolerates Hoke, to a bossy old friend softened through the years by Hokes patience and good nature, and circumstances which emphasize their common struggle as victims of prejudice because of her religion and his race. The characters of Miss Daisy and Hoke are brilliantly portrayed by Ms. Learned and Mr. Nichols, with Michael Edward Hodge in the role of Daisys son, Boolie Werthan. I daresay that if the production was on Broadway today, there would be Tony Awards in their future. I had an opportunity to sit down with DaisyŽ and HokeŽ for a chat about the show and their careers. Learned and Nichols, who have enjoyed a close friendship for many years, count the Alhambra run as the fourth time they have performed together in Driving Miss Daisy since 2004. After Jacksonville, they will repeat the performance at the Judson Theatre Company in Pinehurst, North Carolina for one week. A four time Best Actress Emmy Award winner, Michael Learned is best known for her role as Olivia Walton in the t.v. drama, The Waltons Although she began her career as a stage actress, she credits television and The Waltons as the vehicles which made her a recognizable name. She left show after nine seasons, mainly because the character of Olivia Walton was no longer growing. She appeared in a number of movies and television programs, including the medical drama, Nurse which won her a fourth Emmy for her portrayal of Nurse Mary Benjamin. I asked the actress how she got to be Michael. Without missing a beat, her tongue-in-cheek reply was, Too many martinis.Ž Surprisingly, the actress says she didnt have as many problems with childhood peers as she did with adults who questioned if the girl childs name was really Michelle or Mickey. When she won her first Emmy, actress Cicely Tyson, the presenter, was so flummoxed by the first name that she mispronounced it. Michael gently corrected her as she was accustomed to doing all of her life. There was also the occasional person who hoped she would live up to her scholarly last name! The name Lance E. Nichols may not evoke immediate recognition, but his face certainly does. He is the co-star of Treme (treh-may), the HBO series about New Orleans residents returning to reestablish their lives and the citys culture after Hurricane Katrina. Nichols plays the role of Larry Williams, a dentist, whose wife, LaDonna, played by Khandi Alexander (Medical Examiner Dr. Alexx Woods of CSI Miami fame) owns a tavern in New Orleans. Sadly, the show will air five episodes in its fourth and final season this fall. For twenty-five years, Nichols has had roles in a variety of television and movie projects such as, Gimme a Break!, Cheers, Matlock, Runaway Jury, ER, and more. However, it was a small, but memorable role in the Academy Award winning blockbuster, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which starred Brad Pitt and Taraji P. Henson, that gave a boost to his career. He was cast as the preacher who dramatically prompted Benjamin, as an old man, to take his first steps. That scene was used in many of the publicity stills distributed in the movies marketing campaign. According to Nichols, being a part of this big studio film opened doors that had previously been closed to him. Lance and his lovely wife of 31 years, Zardis, are New Orleans natives and current residents of the city. Both stars of Driving Miss Daisy have affection for the timeless and historical story, calling it a well-written classic that they never get tired of performing. For Learned, it represents a piece of history, especially for young people who were not alive at the height of segregation or the Civil Rights movement. For Nichols, who returned to New Orleans to care for his elderly parents, the plays story about growing old and the responsibility of caring for aged parents is very relevant. If, like me, you have not been to the Alhambra in a long time, you will welcome the change from its self-service dinner buffet to plated service at the table by a staff of friendly servers. The sumptuous menu choices were divine and we were able to compliment Executive Chef DeJuan Roy as he visited each of the occupied tables in the dining room. Driving Miss Daisy is staged at the Alhambra every evening, except Mondays, through March 17. For more information visit www.alhambrajax.com or call (904) 641-1212. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CONGRATULATIONS to Ok Sun Burks who recently joined the staff of Pine Castle, Inc. as Director of Business Development. In her role, Ok Sun finds contract production work opportunities for the companys developmentally disabled clients. Nearly 200 people with disabilities are employed in three areas: wooden survey stakes, industrial mops, and packaging and production services. Established in 1952, Pine Castle Serves is one of the largest employers of adults with disabilities in the Jacksonville area. Staffed by more than 100 experienced trainers, employment coaches, residential habilitation specialists, registered nurses, Pine Castles services are tailored to address challenges of intellectual disabilities, autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. For more information, visit Pine Castles website at www.pinecastle.org Michael Learned and Lance E. Nichols L to R-Michael Edward Hodge, Michael Learned, and Lance E. Nichols L-R Michael Edward Hodge, Michael Learned, Zardis and Lance E. Nichols

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MARCH 9, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 5 Business & Personal Finance Get Your Refund Faster(NAPS)„Heres good financial news for a change: There are steps you can take to make April 15th a less taxing time„and even to get your tax refund as quickly as possible. A few dos and donts: Tips On Taxes €Do get organized. Put all your tax-related documents into a big box as they come in the mail. €Dont miss the deadline. If you think you will, file an extension with Form 4868 to avoid late filing penalties. Just remember, you still have to pay on time. €Do check everything. In particular, make sure youve taken all the deductions to which youre entitled, that your math is correct and that youve signed the return. €Dont wait for your refund to come in the mail. According to an IRS spokesperson, the best option for taxpayers is to forgo paper and file electronically with direct deposit chosen for a refund. An IRS report reveals that e-file with direct deposit is the tax filing option for nearly 80 percent of Americans. Many would-be early filers, however, are low-income families that still lack access to bank accounts and direct deposit options, resulting in significant refund delays for them. They have to wait for paper checks to arrive in the mail, and then potentially experience high check-cashing fees to access their refunds. Fortunately, theres a new option for tax filers looking to take advantage of direct deposit: prepaid debit cards. These cards, available online and in major retail stores, offer the unbanked consumer convenience and a way to reduce tax refund wait time. According to a survey by Prepaid Visa RushCard, pioneered by Russell Simmons, 73 percent of card users who directly deposited their 2011 tax refund onto the card cited faster refunds as the No. 1 reason they chose to use direct deposit. In addition, nearly half said they used direct deposit to the card to avoid paying fees to a check casher. Free Food Speed and convenience arent the only benefits prepaid cards offer consumers. Many card companies offer incentives. For example, Visa Prepaid has the 2013 Tax Sweepstakes for Refund Load. Anyone who loads a refund onto an eligible Visa Prepaid card is automatically entered to win free groceries for a year. In addition, those who use the Visa Prepaid cards before April 15, 2013 can win one of 10 prizes every week, including a week of groceries or a family dinner. Learn More For sweepstakes rules and regulations, see www.facebook.com/visa prepaid. To view the IRS report, visit www.irs.gov. For more information on how to receive your tax refund via direct deposit, visit www.rushcard.com/taxtime or call (866) RUSHCARD. Setting up a tax refund directly to a prepaid card can be easy and effective.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR MARCH 09, 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: Parishia Craig Age: 16 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 2/14/13 Name: Kayle Coutte Age: 16 Weight: 200 lbs Last seen: 2/17/13 Name: Donavon Harris Age: 15 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 2/06/13 Name: Leonisha Mallory Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 2/22/13MOSTWANTED Name: Anna Marie Payne Brown Offense: Organized Fraud Name: Exzell Bostic Offense: Resisting Officer w/Violence, Felony Battery Name: Chauncey Britt Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon How to Help a Troubled Friend Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15to 24-year-olds, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only accidents and homicides take more lives in this age group. In the past, suicide was viewed as a sin or a crime. Today we understand that someone who thinks or talks about committing suicide is not bad or weird, but deeply troubled and temporarily may be unable to cope with his or her situation. Most seriously depressed people can be helped through counseling and/or medication. Many suicides can be prevented if the problems are brought to light. You Can Help by Listening € No matter how much you care about your friend, you probably wont be able to solve his or her problems, but listening may help. Here are some guidelines: € Express your concern but dont be judgmental. Dont get involved in a debate about suicide. € Let your friend talk out negative feelings or thoughts. Dont try to gloss over the problems by saying, Its not that bad,Ž or Everything will work out okay.Ž And dont feel you have to have the answers. Just listen attentively. Make sure the person knows that you care about him or her. € Encourage your friend to talk to a trusted adult or to call a hotline. If you think your friend cant or wont do this, do it yourself. Its not a betrayal of a friends trust to seek help that can save a life. Tell an adult or call a hotline. Most hotlines offer anonymity and confidentiality. If youre not sure how serious the problem is, you can tell the hotline counselor about the behavior youre worried about, and he or she can help you decide whether your friend needs help and where to find that help. Signs That a Person May Need Help Everybody feels depressed or sad from time to time. But sometimes these feelings last and become overwhelming. Here are some signs that may indicate that your friend needs help: € marked personality change; € withdrawal from family, friends, and usual activities; € changes in eating or sleeping habits; € unusual neglect of appearance; € inability to concentrate, constant boredom, general feeling of sadness; and € complaints about physical ailments that seem to be related to emotions. People who are particularly vulnerable to suicide may show one or more of the following signs: € Theyve made previous attempts. € They have a history of mental disorders sometimes combined with alcohol or substance abuse. € There is a history of suicide in their family. € They have recently suffered a stressful life event or loss. € They have easy access to lethal methods (especially guns). € They have been exposed to suicidal behavior of others. € They have been incarcerated. Safety Church Administrator Charged with Grand Theft. A church administrator was arrested for embezzling more than $50,000 from church funds intended to help parishioners who have fallen on hard times. 67-year-old Robert Kondratick was employed as administrator of a church. Church council members contacted police after discovering funds had been misused over a six month period from June to December 2012. Church officials fired Kondratick at that time. Witnesses say Kondratick requested signed blank checks to pay what he said were church expenses. However, the investigation revealed he cashed 28 checks made out to cashŽ or to himself, totaling $53,950. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kondratick who recently turned himself in to face one felony count of grand theft. According to reports, Kondratick was relieved of his duties as priest in 2007 following an investigation into financial misconduct while working in New York. Criminal charges were not pursued at that time. Robert Kondratick Children Left in Cold Vehicle While Mother Goes to Bar A woman was arrested when it was discovered that she had been drinking in a bar for two hours while two young children sat in her vehicle in the parking lot. A patrol officer drove by a bar shortly after 2 a.m. and noticed a crowd had gathered in the parking lot. The deputy investigated and found that 30-year-old Cheryn Scaggs, who was intoxicated, had asked patrons at the bar to help her get home. However, once they got outside everybody saw two girls, ages 1 and 4, sleeping in the backseat of Scaggs sport utility vehicle. Thats when calls were made to police. The officer noted that the vehicle was not running and the temperature outside was about 30 degrees. The officer questioned witnesses who told him that Scaggs had been at the bar since midnight. They noted that she had walked out of the bar a few times, but none of the witnesses knew that the children were in her car. Scaggs had even told one of the witnesses that she had left the children with a neighbor. A windshield visor was also in place, hiding the view of the SUVs interior so nobody would be able to see the children in the vehicle. Fire Services responded and determined that the children were unharmed. Scaggs was arrested and charged with 2 counts of child neglect. She is being held on $10,000 bond. The unharmed children were turned over to relatives. Cheryn Scaggs Mother Encouraging Daughter to Fight Ends with Gunshots A mother and a 16-year-old male were arrested for a brawl that ended after gunshots were fired. Police say 16year-old Luis Serrano and the 15-year-old daughter of Victoria Davis, 39, were involved in a fight somewhere near the school. During the fight, Serrano picked up a stick and struck the 15year-old girl in the eye causing minor injury. The next day, Victoria Davis, the mother of the 15-yearold victim, drove at least 20 miles to a home where Serrano and his friends were hanging out with her daughter and her 17-year-old sister. Davis also brought along with her a second car load of young males to help her retaliate for the fight involving her daughter and Serrano. Davis and her group got out of their vehicles and charged towards Serrano and his friends resulting in a fight. Police say the brawl contained about 20 to 30 teens fighting against each other. During this melee, Davis was witnessed encouraging her two daughters to engage in the fight. During the duration of the fight, the two groups traveled a short distance through the neighborhood with Davis following along yelling "get them" and pointing out Serrano and his friends. This fight ultimately ended with gunshots being fired by an unknown person. At least five shots were fired, but nobody was hit. Police believe that the shots were fired from inside or near a car. After the altercations, police had the area blocked off, which also prevented school busses to enter through the area. Daviss made a report of the first incident of when Serrano hit her daughter in the eye, but she was arrested for her involvement in the second incident. Both sides accused each other for the shots that were fired. Victoria Davis was arrested and charged with 2 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Luis Serrano was also arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Police say the whole incident was not gang related. The investigation continues in attempting to determine who had fired the shots. Victoria Davis Luis Serrano

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LOCAL MARCH 9, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida Initiative highlights citys commitment to empowering kids and families After two full days of school visits and community engagement activities, Mayor Alvin Brown and Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti concluded the citys first education summit Friday afternoon with a passionate call to action. The two public officials, who closely collaborated to bring the initiative to fruition, both touted increasing parental involvement as a key factor to improving Jacksonvilles public education system. Until we take a holistic approach to improving the family … the whole family … we wont reach our goal,Ž Mayor Brown noted to the packed audience at the Jacksonville Public Library auditorium. We have to reach out to more people by taking programs directly to the communities where people live.Ž Mayor Brown and famed actor and education activist Dr. Bill Cosby traveled to several Duval County high schools Thursday, speaking with large groups of students and challenging them to pursue their dreams, stay in school and be positive role models for their peers. Cosby, who wore sweatshirts displaying the phrase Hello FriendŽ in honor of his slain son Ennis, told students that teachers are a huge resource who should be respected and utilized. You can ignore things if you want to, but Im telling you these teachers have come here hoping to save somebody,Ž said Cosby. They dont have a picture of someone in mind, but they put this information out every year for you.Ž On Friday, Mayor Brown and Superintendent Vitti spent the day focusing on strategies to increase parental involvement, with public participation garnered through a series of workshops, a panel discussion and several high profile speaking events including keynote remarks from U.S. Deputy Education Secretary Tony Hill. Vitti also presented his plans for a parents academy, a resource he says will empower parents to become better advocates for their students education. The education summit is slated to become an annual citywide event, and now that Jacksonvilles first is in the books, Mayor Brown is seeking to renew and reinforce partnerships with community organizations and churches. He believes that collective involvement and grassroots support will provide the momentum needed for kids, parents and families to make lasting changes that will positively affect the Jacksonville community over the short and long terms. None of us can do this alone,Ž he said. We must work together to maximize positive educational outcomes for our kids.Ž Since taking office, Mayor Brown has launched innovative initiatives geared at improving education in Jacksonville. They include Learn2Earn, which is a week-long college immersion program for low-to-moderate income students hosted at both the University of North Florida and Jacksonville University, and the Mayors Mentors program, which has trained more than 600 local volunteers to mentor Jacksonvilles youth.Photos courtesy of City of Jacksonville. Pictures from the summit can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34206377@N08/sets/72157632890131104/show/ MAYOR ALVIN BROWNS EDUCATION SUMMIT RALLIES JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY

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Giants #1 Seed In April 2013 ABA Playoffs MARCH 9, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9by Seth Dolan The Giants record is 28-1 on the season after defeating the Florida Makos 150-91 at UNF Arena on March 2nd. Jerrod Tucker had an impressive showing leading the Giants in scoring with 32 points. Additionally, Horton added 5 assists and 5 rebounds in the victory. The Jacksonville Giants played Saturday without star center Jermaine Bell, the 2011-12 ABA MVP, and former NBA player Damone Brown. Tony Hooper contributed to the win with 24 points, 5 steals and 6 assists. This was another good outing by the team. Heading into the ABA Playoffs we have the #1 overall seed which is the goal we have been working toward all year,Ž Coach Waters said of his team. The Giants jumped out to an early 19 point lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The Giants pulled in 21 offensive rebounds, capitalizing on several second chance opportunities; additionally the Giants forced 37 turnovers taking advantage of the ABA 3D rule. With this win, the Giants have won their last 20 contests for a 28-1 season to date. The Giants have clinched the South Atlantic Division Title for a 3rd consecutive season and clinched the ABA #1 seed for the first time in team history. The Giants have held the #1 ranking in the ABA Power Rankings for seven consecutive weeks. The Giants will be hosting the ABA Final Four in April. The Final Four will take place at UNF Arena on Thursday April 11. The winners of each Final Four game will advance to the ABA Finals, a best of three series. Game 1 of the Finals will take place at UNF Arena Saturday April 13th. Game 2 will take place at Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday, April 14. If necessary, game 3 will be played Monday, April 15, at Veterans Memorial Arena. He wont be returning next season but CB Rashean Mathis is taking his leave from the Jacksonville Jaguars like a gentleman. After the news was official last week, he stated:I can only praise God. He allowed me to be humble coming in. Regardless of how hard you work, or how many hours and how much pain and effort you think you put into it, its still a blessing to play in the NFL, to do what we do. I just thank God he allowed me to stay humble in the process when the process began and while our process is ending.Ž Im appreciative for just being able to play in the National Football League.Ž Mathis did more than just play for the Jaguars. He also grew into a locker room leader, and by the 2011 lockout, he was the teams player representative … and also a player who helped organize players practices that offseason. It takes more than yourself to understand how to go about leading these guys with family and kids,Ž Mathis said. Once again, I give credit to God for allowing me to find that within myself and encouraging guys through tough times.Ž MATHISMOVINGONFROMJAGUARSJACKSONVILLESUNSBASEBALLTEAMSEEKINGBATBOYSANDANTHEMSINGERS Auditions for singers begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the stadium. Singers will be asked to perform the song in its traditional fashion and in its entirety. Batboy auditions will take place at the same time. Applicants must be boys and must be 14 or older, be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring a copy of their most recent report card and baseball playing schedule.

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Managing Your Money in Tough Times March 19, 2013 at 6 7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library, Community Room B, 10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. One of our most requested workshops is back! Learn how to make those tough decisions for spending and get tips for reducing expenses. BOWLING TO STRIKE OUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 2013 Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013 2:30pm to 5:00pmPlease join us as we Bowl to raise funds for the North Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in Memory of Mrs. Roberta Harvey Jones. Roberta Harvey Jones passed away on Thanksgiving Day 2003 from Multiple Sclerosis. TICKETS are $15. Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library Book Sale Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013 9:30amVenue or organization: Peck CenterClose to 20,000 books, CDs, DVDs, children's books and more. Most under $3. Proceeds benefit Fernandina Library. Saturday, 9:30 am to 2pm. Fire sale prices after noon. Website: http://nassaureads.com Events at Women's Center of Jacksonville, Free tax preparation and filing for Federal and State taxes. Assistance will be provided with on-line filing for women making $57,000 a year or less. Discover how easy it is to file your taxes for free! March 11, 2013. SAINT FRANCIS CHURCH, 700 Kingsland Rd., Folkston, GA, March 9, 2013 at 10a.m. Family Fungameshomemade and homegrown crafts/products preferredSanta photoshayridepony rides;face painting; focus on children/family fun w/crafts-gamesstorytelling;beekeeper exhibitmusic by local entertainers; Martial Arts demonstrationsFood50/50 raffledoor prizes FREE Organic Vegetable Gardening Seminar Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10:00amLearn how to grow delicious, nutrient-rich organic herbs and veggies in your own back yard. Build, layer and create healthy soil without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. 12501 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246 FREEWebsite: http://www.earthworksjax.com LAMBDA Xi YARD SALE Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7a.m. The Jacksonville Chapter, Lambda Xi, is a hosting a yard sale to help raise funds for our local chapter. We work and contribute to local organizations such as: Ronald McDonald House, Hubbard House, Quigley House, FCNMHP (First Coast No More Homeless Pets), Second Harvest Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army and many more!!! PAGE 10THESTAR MARCH 9, 2013 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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PUBLIC NOTICE Rooms for rent in our nice clean and quiet home at a reasonable rate, monthly. Call Tiny B. Wooden at (904)354-1425 or (904) 3274527. Jacksonville/ Kenndle Rd. $950/mo. Beautiful 3 BR/ 2BA. Newly renov. All new Appliances incl. washer. Walk-in closet. Sect 8 welc. Call (631)842-2085; (352)216-4980; (904)382-0084 ROOMS FOR RENT 2013 Jazz & Poetry SeriesSalute to the beautiful and the extraordinary Lena Horne Featuring: Gwen Glover Angela Lindsay Natalie Moore Simone The Riverview Jazz Lounge Friday, March 22nd @ 8:00 p.m. (Riverview Cottage) Sea Palms Inn Saint Simons Island $10 Donation General Clerk Job Opportunity C2C Solutions, Inc, www.c2cinc.com, has contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to serve as the national independent entity to resolve payment disputes between Medicare Advantage organizations, Private Fee for Service Plans & deemed & non-contracted providers. C2C is currently seeking a Clerk E to support the Qualified Independent Contractor (QIC) processes by performing basic office administrative responsibilities (i.e. data entry, file, fax, coordinate mail). Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent and 3 months experience in an office environment For more information or to apply please visit jobs.tmf.org. EOE M/F/V/D ROBERT S. ABBOTT RACE UNITY INSTITUTE Join us for our next Unity in Diversity luncheon and make new friends with people from other racial backgrounds. And, bring your friends! Saturday, March 9th at 1:00 p.m.Ole Times Country Buffet, 665 Scranton Road, Brunswick We have reserved one of the dining rooms at the restaurant. Just ask for the Abbott Institute. We look forward to seeing you. Our guest speaker is Dr. John Davis Perry, II, the new President of the Brunswick branch of the NAACP. Dr. Perry has contributed countless time and energy to numerous community service organizations. I am driven by a genuine desire to inspire, motivate and empower others to live out the fullness of their personal possibility.Ž Great food and great ideas a winning combination! EMPLOYMENT

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On the website www.isaacdonburks.com, a blogger details his relationship with Burks that started at Clark Atlanta University. Burks was also arrested in Fulton County.RCIG"5 It appears that George Zimmerman, who is facing the court on charges stemming from the highly publicized Trayvon Martin shooting, will not be using the stand your ground laws in his defense. In a move that shocked prosecutors on Tuesday, Zimmermans attorney Mark O'Mara cancelled an April 20 "stand your ground hearing," citing the focus was in preparing for a June 10 jury trial in the second-degree murder case. Under Florida's Stand Your Ground law, he is entitled to immunity if he can prove he shot and killed Martin in self defense. If self defense was determined, all criminal proceedings would have immediately stopped, and he would have walked free. Join our discussion on our Facebook page.Mayor Alvin Brown will recognize 17 community leaders who were the first African Americans to enact changes in fields such as business, education and public policy. They will receive the inaugural Mayors Trailblazer Award. I am honored to recognize these citizens who have worked tirelessly to ensure positive changes. Their contributions have had a lasting impact on our entire community, said Mayor Brown. Presentations were made on Friday, March 8 to several leaders including:Uejqnct1Oc{qtcn"Ecpfkfcvg"N{pejgf"Kp"Okuukuukrrk Googvv"Vknnu"Hcokn{"Fgocpfu Crqnqi{"Htqo"Nkn"Yc{pgWe apologize for the graphic image of Emmett Till but felt it necessary to use in this article. Rapper Lil Wayne has outraged the black community after he compared Emmett Tills face to a vagina. Till was brutally murdered at 14 in 1955, for allegedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The Till family wrote a letter which stated: When you spit lyrics like Beat that p----y up like Emmett Till, not only are you destroying the preservation and legacy of Emmett Tills memory and name, but the impact of his murder in black history along with degradation of women. What are your thoughts? Join our Facebook discussion. Hnqtkfc"Ujqrrgt"Rwnnu Iwp"Qp"Ycnoctv"EngtmMary Frances Alday, 61 is behind bars after she was told Walmart did not accept her coupon. Instead of accepting it, she walked out of the Wakulla County store after cursing out the clerk and hitting her with a shopping cart. Alday went to her car and got a gun telling employees Ive got something for yall. Police who arrived on the scene eventually used a stun gun in arresting her. The murder of Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, 31 has left his family in schock. According to his family, the scholar was beaten, dragged and set on fire before eventually dying. His remains found this week at the Mississippi River a day after his disappearance. While there is a suspect in this matter, investigators said it is not being treated as a hate crime. The family believe it was racially motivated despite theories that it could be a crime of passion stemming from his gay relationship. McMillian was executive director of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and executive assistant and chief of staff to the president at Alabama A&M University. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball last weeke (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica) Days after hosting eccentric former basketball star Dennis Rodman (pictured) and American players to an exhibition game, North Korea vowed on Thursday to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ALBRIGHT, Anthony, 58, died February 14, 2013. ANDERSON, Doris, 78, died February 22, 2013. ANDERSON, James Aaron, Sr., 80, died February 25, 2013. BARNWELL, Naudine W., 66, died February 28, 2013. CHEESEBOURGH, John Wesley, Jr., 61, died February 28, 2013. CHILSON, Elaine Doris, died February 27, 2013. COVIN, Bessie M., died March 1, 2013. CURRY Minnie, 84, died March 4, 2013. FELDER, William L., died March 2, 2013. FISHBURNE Elijah, died February 27, 2013. FRANKLIN, Willie Charles, 84, died February 27, 2013. GEIGER, Lavern, 67, died March 1, 2013. GILLYARD, Sylvester, Jr., died March 2, 2013. GRADICK, Alma, died February 27, 2013. HEFNER, Amanda Louise, 53, died February 27, 2013. HICKS, Phillip Phil, died February 25, 2013. HUGHES, Vermell L., died February 28, 2013. JENKINS, Philomene St. Luce, 88, died February 28, 2013. KING, Rickie V., Sr., 57, died February 24, 2013. LANCE, Wanda E., died March 5, 2013. LAWSON, Edwin, died March 5, 2013. LEPPER, Della Elizabeth, 81, died February 27, 2013. LUKE, Earl Lurell, 84, died February 27, 2013. MANNING, Ruth, died February 26, 2013. McKENZIE, Warren, Sr., died March 2, 2013. ONEAL, William Buddy, 60, died February 28, 2013. PRINCE, Regina Kim, 48, died March 1, 2013. RAINVILLE Miriam R., died February 22, 2013. ROBINSON, James Jordan, 56, died March 1, 2013. STANLEY Alton Ronnie, Jr., 50, died March 2, 2013. STEWART, Joseph Joe, 68, died February 28, 2013. STRIPLING, Sylvia Stevens, died February 28, 2013. UNDERWOOD, Donna, 56, died February 27, 2013. WARD Fray Thomas Tommy, Jr., 68, died February 26, 2013. WASHINGTON, Ray Frances, died March 4, 2103. WHITE, Paul, 81, died February 27, 2013. WILLIAMS, Sandella Moorer, died February 25, 2013. WILSON, Rev. Herbert, Sr., died March 1, 2013. WILSON, Ida D., died February 24, 2013. WOOTEN, Andrew Leon, 50, died February 26, 2013. WYNNE, Mary HogueCrawford, died March 2, 2013. YOUNG, Elizabeth Graves, 94, died February 28, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS LICK, George Raymond, Jr., 53, died March 3, 2013. MORRELL, Peter, died February 27, 2013. OVERCASH, John Eugene, Sr., 77, died March 2, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR MARCH 9, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.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) 8946487. THE HISTORIC MOUNT ZION A.M.E. CHURCH located at 201 East Beaver Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, will host its Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on Sunday, March 10th, 2013, at 10am. There will be a reception immediately following the Celebration Services. The speaker for the occasion will be our own, Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr., Presiding Prelate of the 11th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Please join us for a spirited message. Our theme this year is Family and Friends Working in Unity to Reclaim the Remnants of God. For additional information, contact Jean Pettis of the Church Public Relations Office or Thelma Royal, General Chairperson, Family and Friends Day Committee at (904) 355-9475. 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 and the Zion Baptist Church Male Chorus, St. Marys GA. Local talents Sabrina Drayton Lambertand the Chosen Few, Divine Power Christian Church, Greater New Birth B.C. and Others at Greater New Birth 195 Tallulah Ave. Jacksonville, FL. 32208 Pastor L. White III Saturday, March 30th 2013, 4:00 PM No admission Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339

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Deaconess Shaw was testing the children in her Sunday school class to see if they all understood the concept of getting to heaven. So she asked them, "If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into Heaven?" "NO!" all the children answered. "If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven?" Again, the answer was, "NO!" Now she was smiling. Hey, they're getting it, she thought! "Well, then, if I was kind to animals and gave candy to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into Heaven?" she asked. Again, they all answered, "NO!" She was just bursting with pride for them. "Well," she continued, "Then how can I get into Heaven?" A then five-year-old Lil Meechie stood up and shouted out, "YOU GOTTA BE DEAD!...Duh! MARCH 9, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 3 KVU"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Vtckndnc|gtu/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3 4235"Oc{qtu"Vtckndnc|gt"Cyctfggu
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PAGE THESTAR MARCH 9, 2013 BRUNSWICK CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 14 Black Men of Glynn. Inc 22nd Annual Scholarship Dr. John Leggett, Pastor Emanuel Baptist Church SSI,Burnell WilliamsRev. Julius E. Hope, Pastor Hosannah Full Gospel Minitries and Marie BrogsdaleReggie and Crystal Jones of Jones APhones from Kingsland, Georgia Rev. Dr. Ronnie Leggett The Fourteen Black Men of Glynn. Inc (FBMG, Inc) held their 22nd Annual Scholarship Banquet on March 2, 2013, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. FBMG, Inc. was incorporated July 23, 1990 and established the Torchbearers Program as a "pilot" with the motto "Lets Keep the Fire Burning." FBMG, Inc. instituted the Expanded Torchbearers Program and the Minority Outreach Program. Under the supervision of Director Laverne Cooper, within the University System of Georgia Institutions, the College of Coastal Georgia Minority Outreach Program was the first summer academic program for African American males. That featured a five-week summer session with a heavy immersion in math, language arts and personal development skills. From 1998 2013 more than 1100 boys have successfully completed the programs. FBMG, Inc. awards college scholarships, on a competitive basis, to boys who complete the program and are qualifying applicants on a two-semester basis that average $5,000 each semester or $10,000 per academic year. Honorable Orion L. Douglas, Retired State Court Judge of Glynn County State Court, in Brunswick Georgia Floyd Phoenix, President of the Fourteen Black Men of Glynn CountyCONCERTTOAID GIRLS MEDICALFUNDThere will be a benefit concert for Elainna Anderson of Kingland, Georgia who was diagnosis with Type I Juvenile Diabetes at an early age (12). She has lost sight in her right eye and 75% in the left eye, receiving dialysis treatments daily and requires a kidney transplant. Elainnas facing the financial responsibility of paying for medical treatment and the expenses are becoming overwhelming. The All Is Well concert takes place at Young Zion Baptist Church, St Marys Georgia on March 14 at 7pm and features gospel recording artists Troy Sneed and Alvin Darling. For more information call 912-6747847. Photos by Angela Favors-MorrellJaNelle Ford Denicia Lemon Denise Williams Attendees supporting the Black History Month program held at the historical Roxy

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MARCH 9, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.DONT MISS Driving Miss Daisy with Michael Learned and Lance E. Nichols at Alhambra Theatre & Dining. The play follows the relationship between Miss Daisy Werthan, an aging, wealthy Jewish woman and Hoke Colburn, the African-American man hired as her chauffeur. The story takes place in the Deep South, mostly Atlanta, Georgia, from 1948 to 1973, spanning the period before and after the civil rights movement. As in the movie, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989, we watch the metamorphosis of Miss Daisy from a bossy old woman, who barely tolerates Hoke, to a bossy old friend softened through the years by Hokes patience and good nature, and circumstances which emphasize their common struggle as victims of prejudice because of her religion and his race. The characters of Miss Daisy and Hoke are brilliantly portrayed by Ms. Learned and Mr. Nichols, with Michael Edward Hodge in the role of Daisys son, Boolie Werthan. I daresay that if the production was on Broadway today, there would be Tony Awards in their future. I had an opportunity to sit down with Daisy and Hoke for a chat about the show and their careers. Learned and Nichols, who have enjoyed a close friendship for many years, count the Alhambra run as the fourth time they have performed together in Driving Miss Daisy since 2004. After Jacksonville, they will repeat the performance at the Judson Theatre Company in Pinehurst, North Carolina for one week. A four time Best Actress Emmy Award winner, Michael Learned is best known for her role as Olivia Walton in the t.v. drama, The Waltons. Although she began her career as a stage actress, she credits television and The Waltons as the vehicles which made her a recognizable name. She left show after nine seasons, mainly because the character of Olivia Walton was no longer growing. She appeared in a number of movies and television programs, including the medical drama, Nurse, which won her a fourth Emmy for her portrayal of Nurse Mary Benjamin. I asked the actress how she got to be Michael. Without missing a beat, her tongue-in-cheek reply was, Too many martinis. Surprisingly, the actress says she didnt have as many problems with childhood peers as she did with adults who questioned if the girl childs name was really Michelle or Mickey. When she won her first Emmy, actress Cicely Tyson, the presenter, was so flummoxed by the first name that she mispronounced it. Michael gently corrected her as she was accustomed to doing all of her life. There was also the occasional person who hoped she would live up to her scholarly last name! The name Lance E. Nichols may not evoke immediate recognition, but his face certainly does. He is the co-star of Treme (treh-may), the HBO series about New Orleans residents returning to reestablish their lives and the citys culture after Hurricane Katrina. Nichols plays the role of Larry Williams, a dentist, whose wife, LaDonna, played by Khandi Alexander (Medical Examiner Dr. Alexx Woods of CSI Miami fame) owns a tavern in New Orleans. Sadly, the show will air five episodes in its fourth and final season this fall. For twenty-five years, Nichols has had roles in a variety of television and movie projects such as, Gimme a Break!, Cheers, Matlock, Runaway Jury, ER, and more. However, it was a small, but memorable role in the Academy Award winning blockbuster, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which starred Brad Pitt and Taraji P. Henson, that gave a boost to his career. He was cast as the preacher who dramatically prompted Benjamin, as an old man, to take his first steps. That scene was used in many of the publicity stills distributed in the movies marketing campaign. According to Nichols, being a part of this big studio film opened doors that had previously been closed to him. Lance and his lovely wife of 31 years, Zardis, are New Orleans natives and current residents of the city. Both stars of Driving Miss Daisy have affection for the timeless and historical story, calling it a well-written classic that they never get tired of performing. For Learned, it represents a piece of history, especially for young people who were not alive at the height of segregation or the Civil Rights movement. For Nichols, who returned to New Orleans to care for his elderly parents, the plays story about growing old and the responsibility of caring for aged parents is very relevant. If, like me, you have not been to the Alhambra in a long time, you will welcome the change from its self-service dinner buffet to plated service at the table by a staff of friendly servers. The sumptuous menu choices were divine and we were able to compliment Executive Chef DeJuan Roy as he visited each of the occupied tables in the dining room. Driving Miss Daisy is staged at the Alhambra every evening, except Mondays, through March 17. For more information visit www.alhambrajax.com or call (904) 641-1212. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CONGRATULATIONS to Ok Sun Burks who recently joined the staff of Pine Castle, Inc. as Director of Business Development. In her role, Ok Sun finds contract production work opportunities for the companys developmentally disabled clients. Nearly 200 people with disabilities are employed in three areas: wooden survey stakes, industrial mops, and packaging and production services. Established in 1952, Pine Castle Serves is one of the largest employers of adults with disabilities in the Jacksonville area. Staffed by more than 100 experienced trainers, employment coaches, residential habilitation specialists, registered nurses, Pine Castles services are tailored to address challenges of intellectual disabilities, autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. For more information, visit Pine Castles website at www.pinecastle.org Michael Learned and Lance E. Nichols L to R-Michael Edward Hodge, Michael Learned, and Lance E. Nichols L-R Michael Edward Hodge, Michael Learned, Zardis and Lance E. Nichols

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MARCH 9, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 5 Business & Personal Finance Get Your Refund Faster(NAPS)Heres good financial news for a change: There are steps you can take to make April 15th a less taxing timeand even to get your tax refund as quickly as possible. A few dos and donts: Tips On Taxes Do get organized. Put all your tax-related documents into a big box as they come in the mail. Dont miss the deadline. If you think you will, file an extension with Form 4868 to avoid late filing penalties. Just remember, you still have to pay on time. Do check everything. In particular, make sure youve taken all the deductions to which youre entitled, that your math is correct and that youve signed the return. Dont wait for your refund to come in the mail. According to an IRS spokesperson, the best option for taxpayers is to forgo paper and file electronically with direct deposit chosen for a refund. An IRS report reveals that e-file with direct deposit is the tax filing option for nearly 80 percent of Americans. Many would-be early filers, however, are low-income families that still lack access to bank accounts and direct deposit options, resulting in significant refund delays for them. They have to wait for paper checks to arrive in the mail, and then potentially experience high check-cashing fees to access their refunds. Fortunately, theres a new option for tax filers looking to take advantage of direct deposit: prepaid debit cards. These cards, available online and in major retail stores, offer the unbanked consumer convenience and a way to reduce tax refund wait time. According to a survey by Prepaid Visa RushCard, pioneered by Russell Simmons, 73 percent of card users who directly deposited their 2011 tax refund onto the card cited faster refunds as the No. 1 reason they chose to use direct deposit. In addition, nearly half said they used direct deposit to the card to avoid paying fees to a check casher. Free Food Speed and convenience arent the only benefits prepaid cards offer consumers. Many card companies offer incentives. For example, Visa Prepaid has the 2013 Tax Sweepstakes for Refund Load. Anyone who loads a refund onto an eligible Visa Prepaid card is automatically entered to win free groceries for a year. In addition, those who use the Visa Prepaid cards before April 15, 2013 can win one of 10 prizes every week, including a week of groceries or a family dinner. Learn More For sweepstakes rules and regulations, see www.facebook.com/visa prepaid. To view the IRS report, visit www.irs.gov. For more information on how to receive your tax refund via direct deposit, visit www.rushcard.com/taxtime or call (866) RUSHCARD. Setting up a tax refund directly to a prepaid card can be easy and effective.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR MARCH 09, 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: Parishia Craig Age: 16 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 2/14/13 Name: Kayle Coutte Age: 16 Weight: 200 lbs Last seen: 2/17/13 Name: Donavon Harris Age:15 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 2/06/13 Name: Leonisha Mallory Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 2/22/13MOSTWANTED Name: Anna Marie Payne Brown Offense: Organized Fraud Name: Exzell Bostic Offense: Resisting Officer w/Violence, Felony Battery Name: Chauncey Britt Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon How to Help a Troubled Friend Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15to 24-year-olds, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only accidents and homicides take more lives in this age group. In the past, suicide was viewed as a sin or a crime. Today we understand that someone who thinks or talks about committing suicide is not bad or weird, but deeply troubled and temporarily may be unable to cope with his or her situation. Most seriously depressed people can be helped through counseling and/or medication. Many suicides can be prevented if the problems are brought to light. You Can Help by Listening No matter how much you care about your friend, you probably wont be able to solve his or her problems, but listening may help. Here are some guidelines: Express your concern but dont be judgmental. Dont get involved in a debate about suicide. Let your friend talk out negative feelings or thoughts. Dont try to gloss over the problems by saying, Its not that bad, or Everything will work out okay. And dont feel you have to have the answers. Just listen attentively. Make sure the person knows that you care about him or her. Encourage your friend to talk to a trusted adult or to call a hotline. If you think your friend cant or wont do this, do it yourself. Its not a betrayal of a friends trust to seek help that can save a life. Tell an adult or call a hotline. Most hotlines offer anonymity and confidentiality. If youre not sure how serious the problem is, you can tell the hotline counselor about the behavior youre worried about, and he or she can help you decide whether your friend needs help and where to find that help. Signs That a Person May Need Help Everybody feels depressed or sad from time to time. But sometimes these feelings last and become overwhelming. Here are some signs that may indicate that your friend needs help: marked personality change; withdrawal from family, friends, and usual activities; changes in eating or sleeping habits; unusual neglect of appearance; inability to concentrate, constant boredom, general feeling of sadness; and complaints about physical ailments that seem to be related to emotions. People who are particularly vulnerable to suicide may show one or more of the following signs: Theyve made previous attempts. They have a history of mental disorders sometimes combined with alcohol or substance abuse. There is a history of suicide in their family. They have recently suffered a stressful life event or loss. They have easy access to lethal methods (especially guns). They have been exposed to suicidal behavior of others. They have been incarcerated. Safety Church Administrator Charged with Grand Theft. A church administrator was arrested for embezzling more than $50,000 from church funds intended to help parishioners who have fallen on hard times. 67-year-old Robert Kondratick was employed as administrator of a church. Church council members contacted police after discovering funds had been misused over a six month period from June to December 2012. Church officials fired Kondratick at that time. Witnesses say Kondratick requested signed blank checks to pay what he said were church expenses. However, the investigation revealed he cashed 28 checks made out to cash or to himself, totaling $53,950. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kondratick who recently turned himself in to face one felony count of grand theft. According to reports, Kondratick was relieved of his duties as priest in 2007 following an investigation into financial misconduct while working in New York. Criminal charges were not pursued at that time. Robert Kondratick Children Left in Cold Vehicle While Mother Goes to Bar A woman was arrested when it was discovered that she had been drinking in a bar for two hours while two young children sat in her vehicle in the parking lot. A patrol officer drove by a bar shortly after 2 a.m. and noticed a crowd had gathered in the parking lot. The deputy investigated and found that 30-year-old Cheryn Scaggs, who was intoxicated, had asked patrons at the bar to help her get home. However, once they got outside everybody saw two girls, ages 1 and 4, sleeping in the backseat of Scaggs sport utility vehicle. Thats when calls were made to police. The officer noted that the vehicle was not running and the temperature outside was about 30 degrees. The officer questioned witnesses who told him that Scaggs had been at the bar since midnight. They noted that she had walked out of the bar a few times, but none of the witnesses knew that the children were in her car. Scaggs had even told one of the witnesses that she had left the children with a neighbor. A windshield visor was also in place, hiding the view of the SUVs interior so nobody would be able to see the children in the vehicle. Fire Services responded and determined that the children were unharmed. Scaggs was arrested and charged with 2 counts of child neglect. She is being held on $10,000 bond. The unharmed children were turned over to relatives. Cheryn Scaggs Mother Encouraging Daughter to Fight Ends with Gunshots A mother and a 16-year-old male were arrested for a brawl that ended after gunshots were fired. Police say 16year-old Luis Serrano and the 15-year-old daughter of Victoria Davis, 39, were involved in a fight somewhere near the school. During the fight, Serrano picked up a stick and struck the 15year-old girl in the eye causing minor injury. The next day, Victoria Davis, the mother of the 15-yearold victim, drove at least 20 miles to a home where Serrano and his friends were hanging out with her daughter and her 17-year-old sister. Davis also brought along with her a second car load of young males to help her retaliate for the fight involving her daughter and Serrano. Davis and her group got out of their vehicles and charged towards Serrano and his friends resulting in a fight. Police say the brawl contained about 20 to 30 teens fighting against each other. During this melee, Davis was witnessed encouraging her two daughters to engage in the fight. During the duration of the fight, the two groups traveled a short distance through the neighborhood with Davis following along yelling "get them" and pointing out Serrano and his friends. This fight ultimately ended with gunshots being fired by an unknown person. At least five shots were fired, but nobody was hit. Police believe that the shots were fired from inside or near a car. After the altercations, police had the area blocked off, which also prevented school busses to enter through the area. Daviss made a report of the first incident of when Serrano hit her daughter in the eye, but she was arrested for her involvement in the second incident. Both sides accused each other for the shots that were fired. Victoria Davis was arrested and charged with 2 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Luis Serrano was also arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Police say the whole incident was not gang related. The investigation continues in attempting to determine who had fired the shots. Victoria Davis Luis Serrano

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LOCAL MARCH 9, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida Initiative highlights citys commitment to empowering kids and families After two full days of school visits and community engagement activities, Mayor Alvin Brown and Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti concluded the citys first education summit Friday afternoon with a passionate call to action. The two public officials, who closely collaborated to bring the initiative to fruition, both touted increasing parental involvement as a key factor to improving Jacksonvilles public education system. Until we take a holistic approach to improving the family the whole family we wont reach our goal, Mayor Brown noted to the packed audience at the Jacksonville Public Library auditorium. We have to reach out to more people by taking programs directly to the communities where people live. Mayor Brown and famed actor and education activist Dr. Bill Cosby traveled to several Duval County high schools Thursday, speaking with large groups of students and challenging them to pursue their dreams, stay in school and be positive role models for their peers. Cosby, who wore sweatshirts displaying the phrase Hello Friend in honor of his slain son Ennis, told students that teachers are a huge resource who should be respected and utilized. You can ignore things if you want to, but Im telling you these teachers have come here hoping to save somebody, said Cosby. They dont have a picture of someone in mind, but they put this information out every year for you. On Friday, Mayor Brown and Superintendent Vitti spent the day focusing on strategies to increase parental involvement, with public participation garnered through a series of workshops, a panel discussion and several high profile speaking events including keynote remarks from U.S. Deputy Education Secretary Tony Hill. Vitti also presented his plans for a parents academy, a resource he says will empower parents to become better advocates for their students education. The education summit is slated to become an annual citywide event, and now that Jacksonvilles first is in the books, Mayor Brown is seeking to renew and reinforce partnerships with community organizations and churches. He believes that collective involvement and grassroots support will provide the momentum needed for kids, parents and families to make lasting changes that will positively affect the Jacksonville community over the short and long terms. None of us can do this alone, he said. We must work together to maximize positive educational outcomes for our kids. Since taking office, Mayor Brown has launched innovative initiatives geared at improving education in Jacksonville. They include Learn2Earn, which is a week-long college immersion program for low-to-moderate income students hosted at both the University of North Florida and Jacksonville University, and the Mayors Mentors program, which has trained more than 600 local volunteers to mentor Jacksonvilles youth.Photos courtesy of City of Jacksonville. Pictures from the summit can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34206377@N08/sets/72157632890131104/show/ MAYOR ALVIN BROWNS EDUCATION SUMMIT RALLIES JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY

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Giants #1 Seed In April 2013 ABA PlayoffsMARCH 9, 2013 THESTAR PAGEby Seth Dolan The Giants record is 28-1 on the season after defeating the Florida Makos 150-91 at UNF Arena on March 2nd. Jerrod Tucker had an impressive showing leading the Giants in scoring with 32 points. Additionally, Horton added 5 assists and 5 rebounds in the victory. The Jacksonville Giants played Saturday without star center Jermaine Bell, the 2011-12 ABA MVP, and former NBA player Damone Brown. Tony Hooper contributed to the win with 24 points, 5 steals and 6 assists. This was another good outing by the team. Heading into the ABA Playoffs we have the #1 overall seed which is the goal we have been working toward all year, Coach Waters said of his team. The Giants jumped out to an early 19 point lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The Giants pulled in 21 offensive rebounds, capitalizing on several second chance opportunities; additionally the Giants forced 37 turnovers taking advantage of the ABA 3D rule. With this win, the Giants have won their last 20 contests for a 28-1 season to date. The Giants have clinched the South Atlantic Division Title for a 3rd consecutive season and clinched the ABA #1 seed for the first time in team history. The Giants have held the #1 ranking in the ABA Power Rankings for seven consecutive weeks. The Giants will be hosting the ABA Final Four in April. The Final Four will take place at UNF Arena on Thursday April 11. The winners of each Final Four game will advance to the ABA Finals, a best of three series. Game 1 of the Finals will take place at UNF Arena Saturday April 13th. Game 2 will take place at Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday, April 14. If necessary, game 3 will be played Monday, April 15, at Veterans Memorial Arena. He wont be returning next season but CB Rashean Mathis is taking his leave from the Jacksonville Jaguars like a gentleman. After the news was official last week, he stated:I can only praise God. He allowed me to be humble coming in. Regardless of how hard you work, or how many hours and how much pain and effort you think you put into it, its still a blessing to play in the NFL, to do what we do. I just thank God he allowed me to stay humble in the process when the process began and while our process is ending. Im appreciative for just being able to play in the National Football League. Mathis did more than just play for the Jaguars. He also grew into a locker room leader, and by the 2011 lockout, he was the teams player representative and also a player who helped organize players practices that offseason. It takes more than yourself to understand how to go about leading these guys with family and kids, Mathis said. Once again, I give credit to God for allowing me to find that within myself and encouraging guys through tough times. MATHISMOVINGONFROMJAGUARSJACKSONVILLESUNSBASEBALLTEAMSEEKINGBATBOYSANDANTHEMSINGERS Auditions for singers begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the stadium. Singers will be asked to perform the song in its traditional fashion and in its entirety. Batboy auditions will take place at the same time. Applicants must be boys and must be 14 or older, be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring a copy of their most recent report card and baseball playing schedule.

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Managing Your Money in Tough Times, March 19, 2013 at 6 7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library, Community Room B, 10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. One of our most requested workshops is back! Learn how to make those tough decisions for spending and get tips for reducing expenses. BOWLING TO STRIKE OUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 2013 Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013 2:30pm to 5:00pmPlease join us as we Bowl to raise funds for the North Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in Memory of Mrs. Roberta Harvey Jones. Roberta Harvey Jones passed away on Thanksgiving Day 2003 from Multiple Sclerosis. TICKETS are $15. Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library Book Sale Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013 9:30amVenue or organization: Peck CenterClose to 20,000 books, CDs, DVDs, children's books and more. Most under $3. Proceeds benefit Fernandina Library. Saturday, 9:30 am to 2pm. Fire sale prices after noon. Website: http://nassaureads.com Events at Women's Center of Jacksonville, Free tax preparation and filing for Federal and State taxes. Assistance will be provided with on-line filing for women making $57,000 a year or less. Discover how easy it is to file your taxes for free! March 11, 2013. SAINT FRANCIS CHURCH, 700 Kingsland Rd., Folkston, GA, March 9, 2013 at 10a.m. Family Fungameshomemade and homegrown crafts/products preferredSanta photoshayridepony rides;face painting; focus on children/family fun w/crafts-gamesstorytelling;beekeeper exhibitmusic by local entertainers; Martial Arts demonstrationsFood50/50 raffledoor prizes FREE Organic Vegetable Gardening Seminar Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10:00amLearn how to grow delicious, nutrient-rich organic herbs and veggies in your own back yard. Build, layer and create healthy soil without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. 12501 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246 FREEWebsite: http://www.earthworksjax.com LAMBDA Xi YARD SALE Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7a.m. The Jacksonville Chapter, Lambda Xi, is a hosting a yard sale to help raise funds for our local chapter. We work and contribute to local organizations such as: Ronald McDonald House, Hubbard House, Quigley House, FCNMHP (First Coast No More Homeless Pets), Second Harvest Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army and many more!!! PAGE 10THESTAR MARCH 9, 2013 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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PUBLIC NOTICE Rooms for rent in our nice clean and quiet home at a reasonable rate, monthly. Call Tiny B. Wooden at (904)354-1425 or (904) 3274527. Jacksonville/ Kenndle Rd. $950/mo. Beautiful 3 BR/ 2BA. Newly renov. All new Appliances incl. washer. Walk-in closet. Sect 8 welc. Call (631)842-2085; (352)216-4980; (904)382-0084 ROOMS FOR RENT 2013 Jazz & Poetry SeriesSalute to the beautiful and the extraordinary Lena Horne Featuring: Gwen Glover Angela Lindsay Natalie Moore Simone The Riverview Jazz Lounge Friday, March 22nd @ 8:00 p.m. (Riverview Cottage) Sea Palms Inn Saint Simons Island $10 Donation General Clerk Job Opportunity C2C Solutions, Inc, www.c2cinc.com, has contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to serve as the national independent entity to resolve payment disputes between Medicare Advantage organizations, Private Fee for Service Plans & deemed & non-contracted providers. 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