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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
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weekly

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

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Investigations continue into an armed robbery which left a Hispanic male in hospital and police searching for three black suspects. According to reports, on Monday, March 11th, 2013 at approximately 7:11P.M. officers of the Brunswick Police Department responded to 1708 Norwich Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival a 43 year-old male, Wilfredo A. Calix-Flores, was found with a gunshot wound to his upper left arm. While the injury did not appear to be life threatening, he was transported to the Southeast Georgia Health System (Brunswick Campus) for treatment, and was released. Calix-Flores and another male were approached by three unidentified black male suspects. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and pointed it at the two men, and demanded money and cellular phones from them. When the victims informed the suspects that they did not have any money or cellular phones, the suspect with the hand gun then shot Calix-Flores as previously mentioned. The three black male suspects then fled from the scene on foot in an unknown direction of travel. Anyone with information concerning this crime, is asked to contact: Det. Roy Blackstock at 912-267-5091, The Silent Witness Hotline at 912-267-5516, or email tips to bpdtips@brunswickpolice.org ugtxkpi"{qw"ukpeg"3;730 Tcvgf"‰C-“"d{"vjg Dgvvgt"Dwukpguu"Dwtgcw Cp"Cyctf Ykppkpi Rwdnkecvkqp Tgcf"Vjg"Hnqtkfc cpf"Igqtikc"Uvct Pgyurcrgtu0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nkuvgp"vq"KORCEV Tcfkq"Vcnm"Ujqy0 The peoples choice Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct R0"Q0"Dqz"6284; Lcemuqpxknng."HN"54425 PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT Rtguqtvgf"Uvcpfctf W0U0"Rquvcig"Rckf Lcemuqpxknng."HN Rgtokv""Pq0"5839 Vjg"Hnqtkfc"Uvct. 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Carnival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty of 24 of the 30 charges against him, including racketeering and extortion. The charges carry maximum sentences of 20 years each. Early last week, Kilpatrick and Bobby W. Ferguson, a city contractor, appeared stunned after being ordered to prison pending sentencing by Judge Nancy G. Edmunds. Concern was raised for possible risk of fleeing and danger to the community. No sentencing date was set. A 24 year-old Indiana mother is behind bars after selling her 18 month old daughter. According to FBI reports, Natisha Hillard sold her daughter Christopher M. Bour, 39 who used the baby to make explicit videos. Hillard began selling her child when she was 4 months old and the abuse continued until she was 18 months old. Bour was charged with one count of purchase of a child for production of child porn, one count of production of child porn, and one count of possession of child porn featuring a minor under the age of 12. Hillard was charged with one count of sale of a child by a parent for production of child porn and one count of permitting a child by a parent to participate in the production of child porn. The FBI was alerted after a masseuse received text messages giving graphic details about what he planned to do to the child.As of Thursday, Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carrolls official page www.flgov.com/meet-the-lt-governor was displaying Page Not Found error. The page was most likely removed after she tendered her resignation on Wednesday the same day 57 people connected to Allied Veterans of the World, were arrested on charges related to racketeering and money laundering. It is said that persons in charge of the company, operate internet gambling houses. It is further alleged that those persons are accused of purchasing luxury items for themselves instead of channelling proceeds to veterans. On Tuesday, Carroll reportedly answered questions from investigators about her role in an allegedly corrupt veterans' charity. Carroll, who was the first black to assume the post of Lt. Governor of Florida, has not been arrested. "I want any funds from these groups to immediately be given to charity. I have zero tolerance for this kind of criminal activity, period," Gov. Rick Scott told media during a press conference on Wednesday. "Carroll consulted for this company in 2009 and 2010 while she was serving in the Florida House of Representatives," he added. "The Florida Department of Law Enforcement interviewed Lt. Gov. Carroll about her work for this company, and yesterday Lt. Gov. Carroll resigned in an effort to keep her affiliation with the company from distracting our efforts to help make sure we do the right thing for Florida families." Scott did not elaborate on any potential connection between Carroll and Allied Veterans of the World. However, he did note her efforts made on behalf of the state of Florida. She was tireless,Ž he said. She put a lot of effort into military and getting jobs going and I am grateful for her service.Ž Okejcgn"Xkem"Ecpegnu Dqqm"Vqwt"Cokfuv"HgctuFormer Atlanta Falcon, Michael Vick has had to cancel his book tour after receiving threats. Vick spent about 18 months in prison for his involvement in dog fights in 2007 and has since returned to the NFL with the Eagles. "Despite warnings of planned protests, Vick had hoped to continue with the appearances as planned, bringing his story of redemption and second chance to major markets," said Worthy Publishing, a Tennessee-based Christian publishing company. "However, once the reported protests escalated into threats of violence against the retailers, Worthy Publishing, Vick and his family, decided to cancel the events." 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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 at 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.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. 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. We the pastor, officers, and members of the GREATER EL-BETH-EL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH located at 723 West 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209, wish to invite you to worship with us and be our special guest on our Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration March 17th, at 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. A great program has been planned for this occasion. Rev. Beverly Clark from Bethel Institutional Baptist Church will be the speaker for the 11:00 A.M. Service. Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor of Central Metropolitan CME Church, will be our guest speaker for the 3:00 P.M. service. There will be several civic and political leaders to share with us and inform us about the community. If you have any questions, please contact our Pastor, Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr. at 904-710-1586 or the church office at 904-3743940. Dinner will be served after each service. JACKSONVILLE, FL ALDEN, John T., 61, died March 7, 2013. ALLEN, William Lloyd Bill, Jr., 82, died March 6, 2013. AUSTIN, Jerome, 46, died March 7, 2013. BAILEY, M/SGT(Ret.) Richard L, 66, died March 11, 2013. BARNUM, Maurice P., 45, died March 4, 2013. BATTEN, Inez Evelyn Starling, 85, died March 9, 2013. BAXTER Mary Pixie, 54, died March 10, 2013. BECK Bertha, 88, died March 9, 2013. BELLAMY, Shawn Lorenzo, died March 9, 2013. BENTON, Cora Gladys, died March 12, 2013. BROWN Arthur, died March 10, 2013. BURCHFIELD Robert J., 55, died March 5, 2013. CLARKE, Fanta S., 31, died March 5, 2013. CLEVENGER Ruth E., 82, died March 8, 2013. COOPER Jimmie, died March 6, 2013. CRAWFORD Mallaveene Altman, 83, died March 7, 2013. CROWDER Miki, 61, died March 2, 2013. DANIELS, Virginia, died March 9, 2013. DAVIS, Joanne F., died March 2, 2013. DAVIS, Baby Girl Nyla Alexandria, died March 6, 2013. DICK Donald G., 69, died March 4, 2013. EDWARDS, Robert, Jr., died March 6, 2013. EMMANUELLI, Ivan Wilfrido, 66, died March 4, 2013. FULMER Robert Bob, 87, died March 9, 2013. GIDDENS Frankie R. Vaughn, died March 9, 2013. GRIFFIS Betty Jo, 74, died March 12, 2013. HARMAN Richard Paul, 82, March 4, 2013. HENDERSON, Frances, died March 6, 2013. HETH, Adrienne, 80, died March 10, 2013. HICKS, Daisy, died March 11, 2013. HOWELL Joseph Albert, 70, died March 9, 2013. JACKSON, Julius, 81, died March 4, 2013. JENKINS, June Marcellus, 89, died March 7, 2013. JOHANNIDES, Mildred Mae, 93, died March 8, 2013. KELLEY, Sarah Edwina, 69, died March 10, 2013. KNAPP Edna, 94, died March 9, 2013. LAMBERT, Kenneth, died March 9, 2013. LEACH, Charles, 64, died March 6, 2013. LUKE Nubbie, 84, died March 8, 2013. MILLER, John W., 96, died March 7, 2013. MILLIGAN, David Alan, 60, died March 10, 2013. MILLS, Infant Trenton, 18 days, died March 5, 2013. MOORE Winford, died March 10, 2013. ODOM Debra Lynn, 52, died March 7, 2013. PHILLIPS Tyrone M., 73, died March 9, 2013. ROBISON, Sallie Mae, died March 4, 2013. ROGERS, Everson M., 77, died March 8, 2013. ROWE, Joseph H., SR., 65, died March 4, 2013. SELLERS, Sylvester Ernest, 87, died March 12, 2013. SELPH, Willard Marvin,90, died March 7, 2013. SMITH Robert W., Jr., died March 6, 2013. SPARKMAN, Gloria Ann, 60, died March 7, 2013. SWEARINGEN David Rayford, 49, died March 6, 2013. SYKES, Tawana, died March 4, 2013. THOMAS Johnnie Mae, died March 6, 2013. THOMAS, Penny Denise, 54, died March 8, 2013. THOMAS, Robert Lee, died March 8, 2013. TURNER Tracy Y, 26, died March 4, 2013. VAUGHN, Etta Mae, 86, died March 6, 2013. VINING Edward Judson, EJ, 90, died March 3, 2013. WARD Bart Randolph, 52, died March 6, 2013. WHETSTONE Annette Drayton, died March 9, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ASH Henry Welchel, Sr., 68, died March 11, 2013. HEIDT, Cornelius, died March 12, 2013. SMITH, Justin Kody,Ž 14, died March 11, 2013. MORRISS James Jim,Ž 74, died March 13, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR MARCH 16, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339 Rev. Marquise Hardrick Rev. Beverly Clark

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The school bell rang to announce lunch was over just as Lil Meechie started eating his popsicle, and since he didn't want to waste it, he just stuck it in his pants pocket. In the classroom the teacher started by asking Vicky what are people called who live at the North Pole. She quickly answered, "Eskimos." Then the teacher asked little Teresa what are people called who live in Mexico. She answered, "Mexicans." The teacher then asked Lil Meechie what do they call people who live in Europe? Lil Meechie just shook his head for a second or two and said, "I don't know." Then super-smart Dexter who sits behind Tasha couldn't wait to be asked and yelled out, "EUROPEAN." Lil Meechie's face turned blood red and he screamed, "I AM NOT! My popsicle is melting! MARCH 16, 2013THE STARPAGE 3 KV‘U"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Qxgt"92'/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent „ a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, according to a report released Wednesday. Of the 27 industrialized countries studied by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. had 25.8 percent of children being raised by a single parent, compared with an average of 14.9 percent across the other countries. In the African American community, 72 percent of Black children are raised in a single parent household. Here are some stats on the city to city breakdown of single parent families in the Black community from 2009. Ireland was second (24.3 percent), followed by New Zealand (23.7 percent). Greece, Spain, Italy and Luxemborg had among the lowest percentages of children in single-parent homes. Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high U.S. figure, including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single-parent child rearing. The U.S. also lacks policies to help support families, including childcare at work and national paid maternity leave, which are commonplace in other countries. When our parents married, there was a sense that you were marrying for life,Ž said Edward Zigler, founder and director of Yales Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. That sense is not as prevalent.Ž Single parents in the U.S. were more likely to be employed „ 35.8 percent compared to a 21.3 percent average „ but they also had higher rates of poverty, the report found. The in-work poverty is higher in the U.S. than other OECD countries, because at the bottom end of the labor market, earnings are very low,Ž said Willem Adema, a senior economist in the groups social policy division. For parents, the risk is higher because they have to make expenditures on childcare costs.Ž The Paris-based organization looked at a broad sector of indicators that affected families and children, including childhood poverty, early education and amount of time spent on parental care. Childhood poverty rates in the U.S. are also expected to climb „ 23.5 percent from 20 percent. Adema said the rise is a direct result of the financial crisis and higher unemployment rates. The financial strain causes all sorts of other strain, so ultimately it might contribute to family dissolution,Ž Adema said. Pgy"Rqrg"Gngevgf BRUNSWICK EXCHANGE CLUB FAIRGROUNDS PERFORMANCES AT 4:30 & 7:30 P.M.DAILY WEDNESDAY MARCH 20, 2013 TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2013 ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE AT .. WWW.TICKETS.COM ., OR CALL 1-888-332-5200 NACA AMERICAN DREAM EVENTHOMEOWNERS & HOMEBUYERS HOMEBUYERS Americas Best Mortgage No Down Payment, No Closing Costs & No Fees Below Market Fixed Rate: 3.375% 30 Year Fixed APR (as of 2/14/13) NO PERFECT CREDIT (not based on credit score) HOMEOWNERS Make Your Payment Affordable Same Day Solution Meet your Lender face-to-face to obtain a decision Reduce your payment by hundreds and sometimes a thousand dollars: Interest rates as low as 2% and sometimes large principal reductionsYOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO GAIN AND NOTHING TO LOSE! HOMEOWNER Prudence Shivers says:NACA is a dream come true! To know that someone is advocating for you not only put my mind at ease, but now Im saving over $600 per month with a 2% interest. I cant thank you enough NACA. You saved my home and my life!ŽHOMEOWNER Claudette Abel says: My monthly mortgage is $907, $500 less than I was paying in rent, and my interest rate is 2.375%. Thank you NACA for helping me become a homeowner!Ž Dont miss this incredible opportunity! Purchase Workshops: Times: 9-12; 1-4 JACKSONVILLE, FL … Prime Osborn III Convention Center 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32204THURSDAY, MARCH 21 … MONDAY, MARCH 25 Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each dayALL NACA SERVICES ARE FREE! Register: www.naca.com or call 1-888-499-6222. Walk-ins are Welcome! From Thursday, March 21 … Monday, March 25 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has been elected the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Francis. He is the first Latin American pope to lead the church, as well as the first Jesuit priest. Francis, 76, appeared on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday more than an hour after white smoke was released from the Sistine Chapel chimney at 2:05 EDT (7:05 p.m. CET) to signal that a new pope had been selected. Speaking from the balcony, he gave his first address as pope, the traditional Urbi et Orbi (to the "City and the World"), as crowds waved, cried and cheered for the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He prayed for the church, the papacy and for his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. "As you know, the duty of the conclave was to appoint a bishop of Rome. 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PAGE8 THESTAR MARCH 16, 2013 The NAACP officially began a new era in it's Brunswick branch, as elected officer were publicly sworn into office last week. The installation ceremony was held on Sunday, March 10th at the Zion Baptist Church where the guest speaker was Rev. Antony Walk. The installation charge was give to Officers and Executive Board by the former President C A Lee. The charge was followed up by the passing the torch of leadership to Dr. John Davis Perry II the newly installed president of the local branch. Following his comunity greeting, Perry wasted no time declaring:Weve got work to do!Ž He stated that while the mission of the NAACP is to ensure the rights of all people through the eliminating of racial hatred and discrimination, the first order of business has to be the unification of the community unification that can and must happen through it local branch. Perry described the different races, religious groups, political parties, fraternities, sororities, companies, etc as the future of the local branch, with their common interest being a commitment to ensuring the rights and well-being of all humanity. Perry publicly committed to all in attendance to do the hard work of unification become out of it would come collaboration that would birth meaningful and necessary change. NAACP meeting are held every 3rd Monday, 6:30 pm at 1710 Gloucester Street. For more information, please visit. Website: naacp-brunswick.webs.com The Brunswick Branch Officers are as follows: President: Rev. John D. Perry, II First Vice President: Mr. Ron Stokley Second Vice President: Mrs. Ethel Daniels Third Vice: Rev. Zack Lyde Secretary: Ms.Sharon Blue Lee Assistant Secretary: Rev. Lynne Garner Treasurer: Ms. Claudette Whing Assistant Treasurer: Mrs. Annie Clara Polite Executive Board Members Ms. Gwendolyn Atkinson, Ms. Barbara Baisden, Ms. Johneys Beckham, Mr. Vincent Joubert, Jr. Davis, Mrs. Venus Holmes, Ms. Diane Knight, Mrs. Betty McKenzie, Mrs. Sabrina Nixon, Ms. Dana Roberts, Mr. Nathan Russo, Ms. Essie Sheffield, Ms. Bernice Singleton, Mr. Jeremiah Stephenson. Brunswick High Basketball MVPs BRUNSWICK NAACP INSTALLS NEWOFFICERS Bobbit Foundation Scholarship EventThe Bobbit Foundation is gearing up for its annual scholarship ball. NAACPPresident Dr. John Perry is confirmed to give the keynote address at the event, set to be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on April 13th. The Bobbitt Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation founded by Linda Bobbitt who serves as president. The organization is dedicated to providing young adults with funding to achieve a higher education and change the world through intellectual knowledge. Ms. Bobbitt is President/CEO of Linda Bobbitts Educational Foundation, Inc. In this position, she manages public service events and the scholarship program. A program that honors outstanding students in the community. For more information on our organization or to find out how your business or organization can help a deserving student, or please contact Linda Bobbitt (912) 342-2200 The Foundation and Deserving Students Appreciate your support. Serving Students in Georgia and North Florida. Photo by:Angela Favors-Morrell, Florida/Georgia StarBrunswick High has a whole lot to celebrate. The school continues to produce potential future athletes and this time, a pair of basketballers are taking the spotlight. Son of Natalie Shavers and Steven Moore, freshman Zachary Moore (left) was awarded MVP for the all freshman boys all star game. On the female end, during the 2nd annual Southeast GA Report Girls All Star Freshman vs Sophomore basketball game, the freshmen took the title. The game was held on March 2nd at Midway Middle School and the best of the best from all schools in southeast Georgia. Brunswick High School freshman Jomaiya Garner was awarded MVP of the game for her hard work and leadership in leading the team to victory. Brunswick NAACP President, Dr. John Perry Ron Stokely, First Vice President Pity To Power:Tunis Campbell Birthday Event To Focus On Youth IncarcerationThe 5th Annual Tunis G. Campbell Birthday Celebration set for March 30th to April 1st, 2012 will be focusing on youth incarceration under the theme Exodus:From Pity to Power. Rev. Zack Lyde, founder/president of the Tunis Campbell/Septima Clark Freedom School stated: Many youth are being pipelined into prison, thus the reason for our focus on youth incarceration and the daily streamlining of youth into the legal system and too often, on erroneous charges, continues to increase.Ž He added that the events planned will honor Tunis Campbell (1812-1891) for his courageous quest for social justice. Campbell went down in history as a politician who sought to educate newly freed slaves along Coastal Georgia and obtain land ownership.ARMY JAZZ BAND SHOW CANCELLEDGolden Isles Arts & Humanities regrets to inform the public that the free concert by the U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors scheduled for April 5 at the Historic Ritz Theatre has been cancelled. The band's tour was abruptly cut short last week with no plans at the present time to begin touring again. "We were really sorry to hear that the Jazz Ambassadors would not be coming to Brunswick after all, and I'm sure many people in our area will be disappointed," notes Heather Heath, executive director of Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. "These military bands always put on such a great show, and we haven't had any tour through here in a couple of years, so we're hoping the band will be back on the road very soon. And you can bet as soon as they are, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will do everything we can to bring them here!" For more information, please call the Ritz (912262-6934) or email info@goldenislesarts.org.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MARCH 16, 2013 Mayor Alvin Brown recognized 17 community leaders who were the first African Americans to enact changes in fields such as business, education and public policy. They received the inaugural Mayors Trailblazer AwardŽ Friday evening in City Council Chambers. "Being a Trailblazer means setting the right example to influence greatness that goes beyond self," said Mayor Brown. "I'm prou d of the accomplishments each of these Trailblazers has made, and I'm inspired by the paths they have set for the next generation of leaders to follow." More than 450 guests attended the ceremony to acknowledge and honor local citizens for their positive, impactful contributions to society, both on the local and national stage. I join with Mayor Alvin Brown in congratulating and commending these outstanding members of our community,Ž said Connie Hodges, President, United Way of Northeast Florida, who has worked with many of the Trailblazers. Jacksonville is a better pla ce today because of their contributions to our community, our state and our nation. These honorees have made a significant impact on the quality of life in our city. Their leadership and accomplishments have blazed the trail for our youngest citizens to follow .Ž It is an honor for me to still be living to see those who I have known from their earlier years of life,Ž said Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick Sr., who gave the evenings benediction. I join in with what Eleanor Roosevelt once said, We do not have to become heroes overnight, just a step at a time meeting each thing that comes up discovering we have the strength to stare it down. We are witnessing those who are being honored tonight who have become what they are because they had the strength to stare it down.ŽThe Mayors 2013 Trailblazer award recipients honored at Fridays ceremony are as follows: MAYOR BROWN HONORS LOCAL TRAILBLAZERS AT INAUGURAL AWARDS EVENT Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks Mayor Alvin Brown THE HONORABLE HENRY LEE ADAMS, JR. First African American Judge for the Middle District of Florida DR. CHESTER A. AIKENS, JD, DDS, MBA First African American from Jacksonville to be National Dental Association President THE HONORABLE CORRINE BROWN First African American Elected to the U.S. Congress from Florida since Reconstruction THE HONORABLE PAULINE DRAKE First African American Female Appointed to the Duval County Court THE HONORABLE DR. ARNETT GIRARDEAU First African American Elected to the Florida Senate and to be Elected Senate Pro Tempore DR. ADAM HERBERT First African American President of the University of North Florida, Chancellor of the Florida State University System, and Chairman of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce THE HONORABLE NATHANIEL NATŽ GLOVER, JR. First African American Elected Duval County Sheriff since Reconstruction THE HONORABLE DR. WENDELL P. HOLMES, JR. First African American in Duval County and Florida to be Elected School Board Chairman THE HONORABLE BETTY S. HOLZENDORF First African American Female from Jacksonville Elected to the Florida State Senate MRS. BRENDA JACKSON First African American to be Named to the New York Times Bestsellers List and the USA Todays Bests-Selling Books List for Romance Novels THE HONORABLE GWENDOLYN LEAPHART First African American to be Named to the Civil Service Board DR. CHARLES B. MCINTOSH First African American to Practice Pediatric Medicine in Jacksonville MS. RITA PERRY First African American Founding Female Publisher of a Weekly Newspaper in Jacksonville and Florida DR. NORMA SOLOMON WHITE First African American from Jacksonville to be Elected President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. DR. ALVIN G. WHITE First African American Chief of Staff of Duval County Public Schools DR. LANDON WILLIAMS First African American International Vice President of the International Longshormens Association € AFL-CIO LT. COL. ALTON W. YATES (RET.) First African American from Jacksonville to be an Air Research and Development Volunteer for the U.S. Air Force

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MARCH 16, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 5 b Congratulationsto all of the2013 Trailblazers Keynote Speaker Ken Amaro LIFT EVRY VOICE Roslyn Burrough Mistress Of Ceremonies Melanie Lawson and The Honorable Alvin Brown Mayor … City of Jacksonville

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PAGE 6 THE STAR MARCH 16, 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: Gina Dowdell Age: 17 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 2/01/13 Name: Denise Hart Age: 14 Weight: 95 lbs Last seen: 2/20/13 Name: Ezavis Lewis Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 2/01/13 Name: Jamel Middleton Age: 17 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 2/25/13MOSTWANTED Name: Daniel Allen Offense: Contraband Name: Derrick Adams Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Name: Kevin Patrick Assam Offense: Aggravated ChildAbuse Residential Safety! RESIDENTIAL SECURITY : € You can decrease the likelihood of your home being burglarized by making it more difficult for burglars to get in, and therefore a less desirable target. € Burglars/criminals don't want to be seen committing their crimes! Make sure all exterior lights are adequate and fully operational. Check the bulbs and replace if needed. € Whenever possible, illuminate your home at night, and/or set your exterior lights on a timer/motion detector when you are away. € Remember, burglars don't want to be seen! Maintain landscaping and keep your yard, trees, plants and shrubs, etc. trimmed. Follow the 3/8 rule, based on CPTE (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design). Plants and shrubs should be kept no higher than 3 feet. Tree canopies should be no lower than 8 feet. This will create a window of visibility so you can see what's happening outside your neighbors' homes and they can see what's happening outside of yours! € Secure your residence! Never leave doors, windows, or sliders unlocked or open when you're not at home. Even if it is only for a moment! If equipped, utilize your home's security/alarm system whenever possible. Have your security/alarm system checked regularly, to be sure that it is working properly. You can also add secondary locks/pins to doors, windows, and sliders for additional security. Don't ever leave garage doors open overnight. VACATIONS : € Try not to advertise you're on vacation via social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and be sure that your kids don't either. Broadcasting your away lets potential burglars know that your house is vacant and they've got plenty of time to burglarize your home! € Whenever possible, have a trusted friend or neighbor "house sit" for you and/or periodically check your house, bring in the mail, newspapers, garbage cans, etc. while you're gone. € Make sure your home is secure-lock all windows and doors; set your audible alarm (if equipped). Hide or remove any valuables in plain sight or secure items in a safe, safety deposit box, or other secure location. € Make sure you can still be contacted in the event of an emergency. DETER AUTO BURGLARY: LOCK YOUR DOORS! € The majority of vehicle burglaries occur to unlocked vehicles! € Always lock your vehicle when left unattended; roll up all the windows and lock all the doors! € Never leave your vehicle unattended while the engine is running, even if only for a moment (it's a violation of State law!) € Don't leave items of value inside your vehicle or out in plain slight (i.e. laptop, GPS, cell phone, briefcase, wallet, keys, cash, checkbook, purse, garage door opener, shopping bags, etc.) Remove these items from the vehicle or lock them in the trunk. € Activate your vehicle's audible alarm system. If your vehicle is not equipped, consider having one installed. € Whenever possible, park in well lit, highly visible area or inside a secured garage. Safety Man Shoots and Kills Wifes Ex-Boyfriend At approximately 11:50 p.m., Ralph Lewis Wald, 70, woke up and headed to the kitchen for a drink. He then stumbled across his wife having sexual intercourse in the living room with another man. Police found out the man was 32 years old and was an ex-boyfriend of the woman. The suspect retrieved a firearm from his bedroom and shot the victim multiple times. The victim died as a result of the shooting. Wald then called 911 and notified police that he had just shot a man he saw fornicatingŽ with his wife. Post Miranda the defendant confessed to shooting the victim. The victim died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Walds 42-year-old wife was not injured. The suspect waited at the scene for police to arrive and was taken into custody without incident. Wald was charged with second-degree murder with firearm. Ralph Wald Man Steals Wallet Left at Doctors Office and Goes on Shopping Spree A man was arrested after using credit cards in a wallet that he found at a doctors office. Police received a call at 1:30 p.m. from a patient who had filled out insurance forms at his doctors office and accidently left his wallet on a chair. He said he decided to call the authorities after discovering it was missing. He also contacted his bank and was informed there were three successful transactions at Bed Bath & Beyond, Macys, and Dillards. There was also attempted purchase for $432.12 at Wal Mart that was denied. The police contacted the manager of Bed, Bath & Beyond who said the man purchased $534.99 in merchandise and used an unsigned credit card. A check of the store surveillance video showed the suspect. The security at Wal Mart were also contacted and a video was shown of the same suspect who attempted to make the purchases but was denied. The suspect attempted to use a second credit card but it too was denied. Surveillance also showed the suspect leaving Wal Mart in a white Cadillac. A copy of the videos was shown to the doctors office manager and she remembered an elderly patient who came in to pick up a prescription for his wife. Police were able to identify the suspect as 71-year-old Vincent Patrick Serino. Police say a total of $1,024 was spent with two stolen credit cards. The police ran a check on Serino and found that he did own a white Cadillac. They went to Serinos home and discovered some of the fraudulently gained merchandise on a dining room table. When shown the evidence against Serino, he said, It was a stupid opportunity!Ž All of the merchandise was recovered in his home and three transaction receipts were also found in his garbage can. Serino was arrested and charged with five felony counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and one count of grand theft. He posted a $15,000 bond and was released. Vincent Serino Man Murders Father A man was arrested after much investigation of a homicide that took place. A warrant was issued and a man was arrested for the murder of his father. On February 25, 2013 at 5:09 p.m., police responded to an apartment after an elderly woman called and said that she discovered her son, 43-year-old Dametrius L. Edwards, dead inside his bedroom. The deceased victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head. During the investigation, it was determined the victim's son, 22-year-old Dametrius L. Edwards Jr, who lived with the victim was missing. Also missing was the victim's black 2005 Nissan Titan truck. Police received a tip about the location of the truck. The next day at approximately 12:20 a.m., the victim's son was found hiding inside the victim's truck located at another address. The victim's son was arrested on outstanding felony warrants for burglary, grand theft and violation of a domestic violence injunction. Homicide detectives continued the investigation and the suspect was recently charged with first-degree murder. According to records, the suspect has had prior arrests for vehicle theft, battery, burglary, and trespassing. Family members have expressed their concern for the health of victims son and that he was the victims only son. The victim and his son were also said to have had a good relationship together until the sons teenage years. Over time, the victim was told by his sister that he should not trust his son, but he said he wanted to help his son. Dametrius Edwards worked at a community center and worked as a lifeguard for 26 years since 1986. Many friends, family, and those who knew him were saddened by his death and expressed their love for him. He was described as a caring person who was active in the community. He has not only taught lessons in swimming and safety but also in life and have touched many people. Dametrius Edwards Jr. Dametrius Edwards

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LOCAL MARCH 16, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida Betty Burneys STAR Students Collaborate With Lt Governor, Superintendent Vitti, And Host of Leaders to Help Homeless StudentsSeated (left to right) Penny Lewandowski (Lowe Foundation), The Honorable Becki Couch, The Honorable Connie Hall, Kim Ward (Michael and Kim Ward Foundation); Katie Ross (Senator Bill Nelsons Office), Carolyn Chatman (Congresswoman Corrine Browns office); Standing (Row 1) Joshua Steen, The honorable Ashley Smith Juarez, Superintendent Nikoli Vitti, Lt. Gov Carroll, Jim Bailey (Daily Record); Garrett Denis (Supervisor of Elections Office); Betty Burney (Im A Star Foundation); Back Row (L to r) Joel Mee (Chartwell Foods); Frank Denton (Florida Times Union); The Honorable Bill Gulliford; Mike Williams (Sheriffs Office); Michael Ward (CSX); Levi Washington (St. Luke Bapt Church)Betty Burneys IM A STAR Foundation, Inc. held its 3rd Annual Leader to Leader Summit on March9th. The room was filled with National, State and Local leaders who came together to collaborate with student leaders. Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, Superintendent Nikoli Vitti, Senator Bill Nelsons Regional Director and Jim Bailey, Publisher of the Daily record empowered students with priceless advice on leadership and success. Students and leaders put their heads together to develop solutions and a game plan to assist homeless students in Duval County. The groups offered fantastic ideas that will be implemented by Im A Star students in coming months to impact the nearly 1,500 homeless students in Duval County. Im A Star students attend middle and high schools throughout Jacksonville and have been trained to develop SOLUTIONS to negative barriers that impact student success. City Council Vice-President Bill Gulliford and School Board members Becki Couch, Connie Hall, and Ashley Smith-Juarez were also on hand to work with the students. Betty Burney was extremely pleased with the Summit and commented that, Students had an opportunity to strategize with our major decision-makers. More importantly, students had an opportunity to see possibilities. My students can see Lt. Gov. Carroll, Michael Ward, the CEO of CSX or Jim Bailey, publisher of the Daily Record and aspire to reach similar heightsŽ. Burney is excited that IM A Stars students are actually living out the true essence of leadership, which is service to mankind. STARS is an acronym for Smart, Talented And Resilient Students. Im A Star Students Pose With Superintendent Nikoli Vitti and Betty Burney after a successful Leader to Leader Summit. DUVAL COUNTY FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS PUBLISH FIRST BOOKby Yvonne Brooks Thirty(30) fourth grade students from Andrew Robinson Elementary School (ARE) completed an 8 week writing program conducted by Prindle House Publishing Company. These students are in the Young Writers Program and as a result of their hard work, The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Team Up has sponsored their newly released book Blast Off! Story Creations from Imagination Station.Ž Blast Off!Ž, with ARE Team Up students as they travel out of space to Imagination Station. Disappointed that their ship broke down, they are stuck awaiting communication from Captain Lewis. In the meantime they receive instruction from Flight Director Sheppard to use their pen and paper to create stories. She reminds them of their ships motto: No Opportunity WastedŽ, as the young astronauts write away. Luckily, the students are able to radio Commander Fenelon for assistance in their writing endeavors. Their stories will keep your children entertained and talking for days to come! A Book Release Party for Blast Off!Ž the latest release from Prindle House Publishing was held on February 26th at Andrew Robinson Elementary and March 2nd at Little Blessing Academy. Many thanks to The Bridge for sponsoring the book and program. Join Prindle House Publishing on facebook to see other events by these young authors. L-R at the Top: Donta Jackson, David Washington, Melvin Green, Nadiya Deveaux, Bernarldo Perry, Zakeria Washington, Christopher St. Louis, Jynesis Picard, Cesar Torres, Yasmine Brown, Jaquaysha Hawkins, Perri Morrison. L-R at the Bottom: Bernaldo Perry, Keirriona Delancy, Tyjiana Johnson, Kashanti Hamilton, Kanesha Fore, Caleb Newbill, Asia Fleming.

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b Jacksonvil le Sharks Hold Media Day Begin Training Camp MARCH 16, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9By Mike Bonts JACKSONVILLE … The Jacksonville Sharks held another practice of 2013 training camp at Plantation Park. This practice was a showcase for the Sharks veteran offensive front, a group that includes returning linemen Isaac Morales and Brant Clouser, as well as fullback Rendrick Taylor. These returning Sharks are joined by newcomers Cornelius Lewis and Nick Torresso, each of whom saw significant action with their respective teams during the 2012 season. After Thursdays practice, Morales talked about how this seasons offensive line is coming together. Weve got a lot of vets on the o-line, so everyones catching on pretty quick,Ž Morales said. Technique-wise weve got to keep getting better every day, but were going to be pretty solid by the first game.Ž Morales has had plenty of chances to go against the Sharks defensive line, a deep group that is comprised of a few returning Sharks, several AFL veterans who are new to Jacksonville and a few talented rookies. On Thursday, Morales also spoke about what that unit brings to the table. Theyre all awesome guys, and I know theyre ruthless. When it comes to the D-line, theyre going to come in and try to get sacks every time. Its good, theyre going to make us as an O-line better.Ž Few players have played more games in a Shark uniform than Morales. Now entering his fourth season in the AFL, Morales anchored the teams offensive line in both 2010 and 2011, then battled back from injury to return to the team midway through 2012. Morales was one of the first players to commit to the 2013 Sharks, agreeing to a two-year contract this past October. Everybodys gonna be sore. Its natural, neck, legs, hips, everythings gonna hurt,Ž Morales said. It just comes with the sport, you gotta be in shape, you gotta keep working out. This is what we do. We love it, and were gonna be good.Ž CUTLINES Jacksonville Sharks Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy talks about upcoming season at media day. The Jacksonville Sharks held another practice of 2013 training camp at Plantation Park.Ray Allen drives to the basket against Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks PhotoCredits: Hawks.com/Issac Baldizon By Arthia Nixon When it comes to basketball, the southernmost and northernmost cities in the sunshine state are giving folks a reason to focus on Florida. Weve been bringing our readers a weekly update of our local team the Jacksonville Giants whose wins are 29 1, making them the top seed to watch as they head into the ABA championships in April. Meanwhile, the NBAspotlight is on LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen and the Miami Heat who have been an unstoppable force with an amazing 20 streak win. When you have a streak like this, you have to have some luck,Ž James told reporters. We just think about winning the next game and well see where it takes us.ŽLeBron James scored 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists against the Atlanta Hawks HEAT:20 STRAIGHT

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BOWLING TO STRIKE OUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 2013 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. RIPLEYS ST. AUGUSTINE KICKS OFF NEW PARANORMAL TOURS Join Ripley's Investigators of the Paranormal and WYRE radio on Saturday, March 16 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as Ripley's St. Augustine kicks off its new paranormal tours. There will be free tutorials on how to utilize our new paranormal investigative equipment including laser grids, infrared ID digital thermometers, EMF meters and e-smog scouts, which detect electromagnetic fields and produce sound equivalents. WYRE radio (105.5 FM) will be on hand with music, fun and ticket giveaways for our new ghost tours. The infamous Mr. XŽ may be making an appearance. For more information on Mr. X, visit www.findmrX.com, or come visit Ripley's St. Augustine at 19 San Marco Avenue on Saturday night for an evening of ghostly fun! Website: http://www.ripleys.com/staugustine/ 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!!! 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. ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AT ADVENTURE LANDING Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunts on the Mini Golf Courses with a surprise visit by the Easter Bunny! 2 Egg Hunts at 9am & 11am! Egg Hunt registration begins at 8:15am. There will be 3 age groups for the hunts: Ages 4 & Under, 5-8 and 9-12. A $3 Per Child donation will benefit St. Francis Animal Hospital. Each hunt is followed by a charity raffle, too! EGG HUNT SPECIAL -Plus, stay & play with our Egg Hunt Special! From 9am-2pm, enjoy Unlimited Mini Golf, Laser Tag and Go-Karts! Bring your own basket. Space is limited. The Mini Golf Course will be available for the Egg Hunt Special once the hunts are finished. Both drivers and passengers of go-karts must purchase the egg hunt special to ride go-karts. Adventure Landing is located at 4825 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. INFO: http://www.adventurelanding.com/parks/jacksonville/ho me/specials-events / 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 TAKE IT TO HEART Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free health screenings for adults, medical consultations and giveaways, including medication counseling, at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Website: http://memorialhospitaljax.com/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D104158244%26view%3Devent%26childview%3D SOUTHEAST US BOAT SHOW, the 17th Annual Southeast US Boat Show, formally known as the Jacksonville spring boat show, will take place April 12, 13 and 14 at the Metropolitan Park & Marina. Join us for a weekend on the water. The 3 day event includes live seminars, live music and the worlds most enthusiastic boaters. Hundreds of new boats and quality brokerage OYSTER JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PAGE 10THESTAR MARCH 16, 2013 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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REFERENCE JOB #GA 8075520 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS You are hereby notified that a guardianship case has been filed in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County Case Number A-13-1529. All persons who believe themselves to be parents of a female child born on December 11, 2012 in Waldorf, MD to Renee King (DOB: 6/24/83) a nd Darnell (DOB: Unknown) shall file a written response. A copy of the show cause order may be obtained from the clerks office at P.O. Box 71 Annapolis, MD 21404 and 410-222-1331. If you do not file a written objection by (March 30, 2013), you will have agreed to the permanent loss of your parental rights to this child. PUBLIC NOTICE 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 Luis Martinez will be hiring 99 temporary farm workers. Needed from 4-1-13 through 5-15-13 @ 40 Hours per week. Duties include: gathering Vidalia Onions, putting into 50pd bags, loading and unloading bags onto field truck Wage is $9.78 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is Provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the Day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 8074463 FARM WORKERS NEEDED HEALTH INFORMATION

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Investigations continue into an armed robbery which left a Hispanic male in hospital and police searching for three black suspects. According to reports, on Monday, March 11th, 2013 at approximately 7:11P.M. officers of the Brunswick Police Department responded to 1708 Norwich Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival a 43 year-old male, Wilfredo A. Calix-Flores, was found with a gunshot wound to his upper left arm. While the injury did not appear to be life threatening, he was transported to the Southeast Georgia Health System (Brunswick Campus) for treatment, and was released. Calix-Flores and another male were approached by three unidentified black male suspects. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and pointed it at the two men, and demanded money and cellular phones from them. When the victims informed the suspects that they did not have any money or cellular phones, the suspect with the hand gun then shot Calix-Flores as previously mentioned. 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We are very excited to have Dwight on board, said ACCBA president Patricia Henry to us this week. There are going to be a whole of surprises in store but we will be revealing some of that when we hold our official press conference in April. Henry remained tight lipped on exactly what Eubanks will do or if he will be designing any of the elaborate costumes. Carnival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty of 24 of the 30 charges against him, including racketeering and extortion. The charges carry maximum sentences of 20 years each. Early last week, Kilpatrick and Bobby W. Ferguson, a city contractor, appeared stunned after being ordered to prison pending sentencing by Judge Nancy G. Edmunds. Concern was raised for possible risk of fleeing and danger to the community. No sentencing date was set. A 24 year-old Indiana mother is behind bars after selling her 18 month old daughter. According to FBI reports, Natisha Hillard sold her daughter Christopher M. Bour, 39 who used the baby to make explicit videos. Hillard began selling her child when she was 4 months old and the abuse continued until she was 18 months old. Bour was charged with one count of purchase of a child for production of child porn, one count of production of child porn, and one count of possession of child porn featuring a minor under the age of 12. Hillard was charged with one count of sale of a child by a parent for production of child porn and one count of permitting a child by a parent to participate in the production of child porn. The FBI was alerted after a masseuse received text messages giving graphic details about what he planned to do to the child.As of Thursday, Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carrolls official page www.flgov.com/meet-the-lt-governor was displaying Page Not Found error. 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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 at 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.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. 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. We the pastor, officers, and members of the GREATER EL-BETH-EL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH located at 723 West 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209, wish to invite you to worship with us and be our special guest on our Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration, March 17th, at 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. A great program has been planned for this occasion. Rev. Beverly Clark from Bethel Institutional Baptist Church will be the speaker for the 11:00 A.M. Service. Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor of Central Metropolitan CME Church, will be our guest speaker for the 3:00 P.M. service. There will be several civic and political leaders to share with us and inform us about the community. If you have any questions, please contact our Pastor, Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr. at 904-710-1586 or the church office at 904-3743940. Dinner will be served after each service. JACKSONVILLE, FL ALDEN, John T., 61, died March 7, 2013. ALLEN, William Lloyd Bill, Jr., 82, died March 6, 2013. AUSTIN, Jerome, 46, died March 7, 2013. BAILEY, M/SGT(Ret.) Richard L, 66, died March 11, 2013. BARNUM, Maurice P., 45, died March 4, 2013. BATTEN, Inez Evelyn Starling, 85, died March 9, 2013. BAXTER, Mary Pixie, 54, died March 10, 2013. BECK, Bertha, 88, died March 9, 2013. BELLAMY, Shawn Lorenzo, died March 9, 2013. BENTON, Cora Gladys, died March 12, 2013. BROWN, Arthur, died March 10, 2013. BURCHFIELD Robert J., 55, died March 5, 2013. CLARKE, Fanta S., 31, died March 5, 2013. CLEVENGER Ruth E., 82, died March 8, 2013. COOPER, Jimmie, died March 6, 2013. CRAWFORD, Mallaveene Altman, 83, died March 7, 2013. CROWDER, Miki, 61, died March 2, 2013. DANIELS, Virginia, died March 9, 2013. DAVIS, Joanne F., died March 2, 2013. DAVIS, Baby Girl Nyla Alexandria, died March 6, 2013. DICK, Donald G., 69, died March 4, 2013. EDWARDS, Robert, Jr., died March 6, 2013. EMMANUELLI, Ivan Wilfrido, 66, died March 4, 2013. FULMER, Robert Bob, 87, died March 9, 2013. GIDDENS Frankie R. Vaughn, died March 9, 2013. GRIFFIS, Betty Jo, 74, died March 12, 2013. HARMAN, Richard Paul, 82, March 4, 2013. HENDERSON, Frances, died March 6, 2013. HETH, Adrienne, 80, died March 10, 2013. HICKS, Daisy, died March 11, 2013. HOWELL, Joseph Albert, 70, died March 9, 2013. JACKSON, Julius, 81, died March 4, 2013. JENKINS, June Marcellus, 89, died March 7, 2013. JOHANNIDES, Mildred Mae, 93, died March 8, 2013. KELLEY, Sarah Edwina, 69, died March 10, 2013. KNAPP, Edna, 94, died March 9, 2013. LAMBERT, Kenneth, died March 9, 2013. LEACH, Charles, 64, died March 6, 2013. LUKE, Nubbie, 84, died March 8, 2013. MILLER, John W., 96, died March 7, 2013. MILLIGAN, David Alan, 60, died March 10, 2013. MILLS, Infant Trenton, 18 days, died March 5, 2013. MOORE, Winford, died March 10, 2013. ODOM, Debra Lynn, 52, died March 7, 2013. PHILLIPS, Tyrone M., 73, died March 9, 2013. ROBISON, Sallie Mae, died March 4, 2013. ROGERS, Everson M., 77, died March 8, 2013. ROWE, Joseph H., SR., 65, died March 4, 2013. SELLERS, Sylvester Ernest, 87, died March 12, 2013. SELPH, Willard Marvin, 90, died March 7, 2013. SMITH, Robert W., Jr., died March 6, 2013. SPARKMAN, Gloria Ann, 60, died March 7, 2013. SWEARINGEN David Rayford, 49, died March 6, 2013. SYKES, Tawana, died March 4, 2013. THOMAS, Johnnie Mae, died March 6, 2013. THOMAS, Penny Denise, 54, died March 8, 2013. THOMAS, Robert Lee, died March 8, 2013. TURNER Tracy Y, 26, died March 4, 2013. VAUGHN, Etta Mae, 86, died March 6, 2013. VINING Edward Judson, EJ, 90, died March 3, 2013. WARD Bart Randolph, 52, died March 6, 2013. WHETSTONE, Annette Drayton, died March 9, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ASH, Henry Welchel, Sr., 68, died March 11, 2013. HEIDT, Cornelius, died March 12, 2013. SMITH, Justin Kody, 14, died March 11, 2013. MORRISS, James Jim, 74, died March 13, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR MARCH 16, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? 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The school bell rang to announce lunch was over just as Lil Meechie started eating his popsicle, and since he didn't want to waste it, he just stuck it in his pants pocket. In the classroom the teacher started by asking Vicky what are people called who live at the North Pole. She quickly answered, "Eskimos." Then the teacher asked little Teresa what are people called who live in Mexico. She answered, "Mexicans." The teacher then asked Lil Meechie what do they call people who live in Europe? Lil Meechie just shook his head for a second or two and said, "I don't know." Then super-smart Dexter who sits behind Tasha couldn't wait to be asked and yelled out, "EUROPEAN." Lil Meechie's face turned blood red and he screamed, "I AM NOT! My popsicle is melting! MARCH 16, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 3 KVU"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Qxgt"92'/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, according to a report released Wednesday. Of the 27 industrialized countries studied by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. had 25.8 percent of children being raised by a single parent, compared with an average of 14.9 percent across the other countries. In the African American community, 72 percent of Black children are raised in a single parent household. Here are some stats on the city to city breakdown of single parent families in the Black community from 2009. Ireland was second (24.3 percent), followed by New Zealand (23.7 percent). Greece, Spain, Italy and Luxemborg had among the lowest percentages of children in single-parent homes. Experts point to a variety of factors to explain the high U.S. figure, including a cultural shift toward greater acceptance of single-parent child rearing. The U.S. also lacks policies to help support families, including childcare at work and national paid maternity leave, which are commonplace in other countries. When our parents married, there was a sense that you were marrying for life, said Edward Zigler, founder and director of Yales Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. That sense is not as prevalent. Single parents in the U.S. were more likely to be employed 35.8 percent compared to a 21.3 percent average but they also had higher rates of poverty, the report found. The in-work poverty is higher in the U.S. than other OECD countries, because at the bottom end of the labor market, earnings are very low, said Willem Adema, a senior economist in the groups social policy division. For parents, the risk is higher because they have to make expenditures on childcare costs. The Paris-based organization looked at a broad sector of indicators that affected families and children, including childhood poverty, early education and amount of time spent on parental care. Childhood poverty rates in the U.S. are also expected to climb 23.5 percent from 20 percent. Adema said the rise is a direct result of the financial crisis and higher unemployment rates. The financial strain causes all sorts of other strain, so ultimately it might contribute to family dissolution, Adema said. Pgy"Rqrg"Gngevgf BRUNSWICK EXCHANGE CLUB FAIRGROUNDS PERFORMANCES AT 4:30 & 7:30 P.M.DAILY WEDNESDAY MARCH 20, 2013 TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2013 ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE AT .. 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Dont miss this incredible opportunity!Purchase Workshops: Times: 9-12; 1-4 JACKSONVILLE, FL Prime Osborn III Convention Center 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32204THURSDAY, MARCH 21 MONDAY, MARCH 25 Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each dayALL NACA SERVICES ARE FREE! Register: www.naca.com or call 1-888-499-6222. Walk-ins are Welcome! From Thursday, March 21 Monday, March 25 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has been elected the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Francis. He is the first Latin American pope to lead the church, as well as the first Jesuit priest. Francis, 76, appeared on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday more than an hour after white smoke was released from the Sistine Chapel chimney at 2:05 EDT (7:05 p.m. CET) to signal that a new pope had been selected. Speaking from the balcony, he gave his first address as pope, the traditional Urbi et Orbi (to the "City and the World"), as crowds waved, cried and cheered for the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He prayed for the church, the papacy and for his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. "As you know, the duty of the conclave was to appoint a bishop of Rome. 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PAGE THESTAR MARCH 16, 2013 The NAACP officially began a new era in it's Brunswick branch, as elected officer were publicly sworn into office last week. The installation ceremony was held on Sunday, March 10th at the Zion Baptist Church where the guest speaker was Rev. Antony Walk. The installation charge was give to Officers and Executive Board by the former President C A Lee. The charge was followed up by the passing the torch of leadership to Dr. John Davis Perry II the newly installed president of the local branch. Following his comunity greeting, Perry wasted no time declaring:Weve got work to do! He stated that while the mission of the NAACP is to ensure the rights of all people through the eliminating of racial hatred and discrimination, the first order of business has to be the unification of the community unification that can and must happen through it local branch. Perry described the different races, religious groups, political parties, fraternities, sororities, companies, etc as the future of the local branch, with their common interest being a commitment to ensuring the rights and well-being of all humanity. Perry publicly committed to all in attendance to do the hard work of unification become out of it would come collaboration that would birth meaningful and necessary change. NAACP meeting are held every 3rd Monday, 6:30 pm at 1710 Gloucester Street. For more information, please visit. Website: naacp-brunswick.webs.com The Brunswick Branch Officers are as follows: President: Rev. John D. Perry, II First Vice President: Mr. Ron Stokley Second Vice President: Mrs. Ethel Daniels Third Vice: Rev. Zack Lyde Secretary: Ms.Sharon Blue Lee Assistant Secretary: Rev. Lynne Garner Treasurer: Ms. Claudette Whing Assistant Treasurer: Mrs. Annie Clara Polite Executive Board Members Ms. Gwendolyn Atkinson, Ms. Barbara Baisden, Ms. Johneys Beckham, Mr. Vincent Joubert, Jr. Davis, Mrs. Venus Holmes, Ms. Diane Knight, Mrs. Betty McKenzie, Mrs. Sabrina Nixon, Ms. Dana Roberts, Mr. Nathan Russo, Ms. Essie Sheffield, Ms. Bernice Singleton, Mr. Jeremiah Stephenson. Brunswick High Basketball MVPs BRUNSWICK NAACP INSTALLS NEWOFFICERS Bobbit Foundation Scholarship EventThe Bobbit Foundation is gearing up for its annual scholarship ball. NAACPPresident Dr. John Perry is confirmed to give the keynote address at the event, set to be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on April 13th. The Bobbitt Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation founded by Linda Bobbitt who serves as president. The organization is dedicated to providing young adults with funding to achieve a higher education and change the world through intellectual knowledge. Ms. Bobbitt is President/CEO of Linda Bobbitts Educational Foundation, Inc. In this position, she manages public service events and the scholarship program. A program that honors outstanding students in the community. For more information on our organization or to find out how your business or organization can help a deserving student, or please contact Linda Bobbitt (912) 342-2200 The Foundation and Deserving Students Appreciate your support. Serving Students in Georgia and North Florida. Photo by:Angela Favors-Morrell, Florida/Georgia StarBrunswick High has a whole lot to celebrate. The school continues to produce potential future athletes and this time, a pair of basketballers are taking the spotlight. Son of Natalie Shavers and Steven Moore, freshman Zachary Moore (left) was awarded MVP for the all freshman boys all star game. On the female end, during the 2nd annual Southeast GA Report Girls All Star Freshman vs Sophomore basketball game, the freshmen took the title. The game was held on March 2nd at Midway Middle School and the best of the best from all schools in southeast Georgia. Brunswick High School freshman Jomaiya Garner was awarded MVP of the game for her hard work and leadership in leading the team to victory. Brunswick NAACP President, Dr. John Perry Ron Stokely, First Vice President Pity To Power:Tunis Campbell Birthday Event To Focus On Youth IncarcerationThe 5th Annual Tunis G. Campbell Birthday Celebration set for March 30th to April 1st, 2012 will be focusing on youth incarceration under the theme Exodus:From Pity to Power. Rev. Zack Lyde, founder/president of the Tunis Campbell/Septima Clark Freedom School stated: Many youth are being pipelined into prison, thus the reason for our focus on youth incarceration and the daily streamlining of youth into the legal system and too often, on erroneous charges, continues to increase. He added that the events planned will honor Tunis Campbell (1812-1891) for his courageous quest for social justice. Campbell went down in history as a politician who sought to educate newly freed slaves along Coastal Georgia and obtain land ownership.ARMY JAZZ BAND SHOW CANCELLEDGolden Isles Arts & Humanities regrets to inform the public that the free concert by the U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors scheduled for April 5 at the Historic Ritz Theatre has been cancelled. The band's tour was abruptly cut short last week with no plans at the present time to begin touring again. "We were really sorry to hear that the Jazz Ambassadors would not be coming to Brunswick after all, and I'm sure many people in our area will be disappointed," notes Heather Heath, executive director of Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. "These military bands always put on such a great show, and we haven't had any tour through here in a couple of years, so we're hoping the band will be back on the road very soon. And you can bet as soon as they are, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will do everything we can to bring them here!" For more information, please call the Ritz (912262-6934) or email info@goldenislesarts.org.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MARCH 16, 2013 Mayor Alvin Brown recognized 17 community leaders who were the first African Americans to enact changes in fields such as business, education and public policy. They received the inaugural Mayors Trailblazer Award Friday evening in City Council Chambers. "Being a Trailblazer means setting the right example to influence greatness that goes beyond self," said Mayor Brown. "I'm prou d of the accomplishments each of these Trailblazers has made, and I'm inspired by the paths they have set for the next generation of leaders to follow." More than 450 guests attended the ceremony to acknowledge and honor local citizens for their positive, impactful contributions to society, both on the local and national stage. I join with Mayor Alvin Brown in congratulating and commending these outstanding members of our community, said Connie Hodges, President, United Way of Northeast Florida, who has worked with many of the Trailblazers. Jacksonville is a better pla ce today because of their contributions to our community, our state and our nation. These honorees have made a significant impact on the quality of life in our city. Their leadership and accomplishments have blazed the trail for our youngest citizens to follow. It is an honor for me to still be living to see those who I have known from their earlier years of life, said Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick Sr., who gave the evenings benediction. I join in with what Eleanor Roosevelt once said, We do not have to become heroes overnight, just a step at a time meeting each thing that comes up discovering we have the strength to stare it down. We are witnessing those who are being honored tonight who have become what they are because they had the strength to stare it down.The Mayors 2013 Trailblazer award recipients honored at Fridays ceremony are as follows: MAYOR BROWN HONORS LOCAL TRAILBLAZERS AT INAUGURAL AWARDS EVENT Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks Mayor Alvin Brown THE HONORABLE HENRY LEE ADAMS, JR. First African American Judge for the Middle District of Florida DR. CHESTER A. AIKENS, JD, DDS, MBA First African American from Jacksonville to be National Dental Association President THE HONORABLE CORRINE BROWN First African American Elected to the U.S. Congress from Florida since Reconstruction THE HONORABLE PAULINE DRAKE First African American Female Appointed to the Duval County Court THE HONORABLE DR. ARNETT GIRARDEAU First African American Elected to the Florida Senate and to be Elected Senate Pro Tempore DR. ADAM HERBERT First African American President of the University of North Florida, Chancellor of the Florida State University System, and Chairman of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce THE HONORABLE NATHANIEL NAT GLOVER, JR. First African American Elected Duval County Sheriff since Reconstruction THE HONORABLE DR. WENDELL P. HOLMES, JR. First African American in Duval County and Florida to be Elected School Board Chairman THE HONORABLE BETTY S. HOLZENDORF First African American Female from Jacksonville Elected to the Florida State Senate MRS. BRENDA JACKSON First African American to be Named to the New York Times Bestsellers List and the USA Todays Bests-Selling Books List for Romance Novels THE HONORABLE GWENDOLYN LEAPHART First African American to be Named to the Civil Service Board DR. CHARLES B. MCINTOSH First African American to Practice Pediatric Medicine in Jacksonville MS. RITA PERRY First African American Founding Female Publisher of a Weekly Newspaper in Jacksonville and Florida DR. NORMA SOLOMON WHITE First African American from Jacksonville to be Elected President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. DR. ALVIN G. WHITE First African American Chief of Staff of Duval County Public Schools DR. LANDON WILLIAMS First African American International Vice President of the International Longshormens Association AFL-CIO LT. COL. ALTON W. YATES (RET.) First African American from Jacksonville to be an Air Research and Development Volunteer for the U.S. Air Force

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MARCH 16, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 5 b Congratulationsto all of the2013 Trailblazers Keynote Speaker Ken Amaro LIFT EVRY VOICE Roslyn Burrough Mistress Of Ceremonies Melanie Lawson and The Honorable Alvin Brown Mayor City of Jacksonville

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PAGE 6 THE STAR MARCH 16, 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: Gina Dowdell Age: 17 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 2/01/13 Name: Denise Hart Age: 14 Weight: 95 lbs Last seen: 2/20/13 Name: Ezavis Lewis Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 2/01/13 Name: Jamel Middleton Age: 17 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 2/25/13MOSTWANTED Name: Daniel Allen Offense: Contraband Name: Derrick Adams Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Name: Kevin Patrick Assam Offense: Aggravated ChildAbuse Residential Safety! RESIDENTIAL SECURITY : You can decrease the likelihood of your home being burglarized by making it more difficult for burglars to get in, and therefore a less desirable target. Burglars/criminals don't want to be seen committing their crimes! Make sure all exterior lights are adequate and fully operational. Check the bulbs and replace if needed. Whenever possible, illuminate your home at night, and/or set your exterior lights on a timer/motion detector when you are away. Remember, burglars don't want to be seen! Maintain landscaping and keep your yard, trees, plants and shrubs, etc. trimmed. Follow the 3/8 rule, based on CPTE (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design). Plants and shrubs should be kept no higher than 3 feet. Tree canopies should be no lower than 8 feet. This will create a window of visibility so you can see what's happening outside your neighbors' homes and they can see what's happening outside of yours! Secure your residence! Never leave doors, windows, or sliders unlocked or open when you're not at home. Even if it is only for a moment! If equipped, utilize your home's security/alarm system whenever possible. Have your security/alarm system checked regularly, to be sure that it is working properly. You can also add secondary locks/pins to doors, windows, and sliders for additional security. Don't ever leave garage doors open overnight. VACATIONS : Try not to advertise you're on vacation via social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and be sure that your kids don't either. Broadcasting your away lets potential burglars know that your house is vacant and they've got plenty of time to burglarize your home! Whenever possible, have a trusted friend or neighbor "house sit" for you and/or periodically check your house, bring in the mail, newspapers, garbage cans, etc. while you're gone. Make sure your home is secure-lock all windows and doors; set your audible alarm (if equipped). Hide or remove any valuables in plain sight or secure items in a safe, safety deposit box, or other secure location. Make sure you can still be contacted in the event of an emergency. DETER AUTO BURGLARY: LOCK YOUR DOORS! The majority of vehicle burglaries occur to unlocked vehicles! Always lock your vehicle when left unattended; roll up all the windows and lock all the doors! Never leave your vehicle unattended while the engine is running, even if only for a moment (it's a violation of State law!) Don't leave items of value inside your vehicle or out in plain slight (i.e. laptop, GPS, cell phone, briefcase, wallet, keys, cash, checkbook, purse, garage door opener, shopping bags, etc.) Remove these items from the vehicle or lock them in the trunk. Activate your vehicle's audible alarm system. If your vehicle is not equipped, consider having one installed. Whenever possible, park in well lit, highly visible area or inside a secured garage. Safety Man Shoots and Kills Wifes Ex-Boyfriend At approximately 11:50 p.m., Ralph Lewis Wald, 70, woke up and headed to the kitchen for a drink. He then stumbled across his wife having sexual intercourse in the living room with another man. Police found out the man was 32 years old and was an ex-boyfriend of the woman. The suspect retrieved a firearm from his bedroom and shot the victim multiple times. The victim died as a result of the shooting. Wald then called 911 and notified police that he had just shot a man he saw fornicating with his wife. Post Miranda the defendant confessed to shooting the victim. The victim died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Walds 42-year-old wife was not injured. The suspect waited at the scene for police to arrive and was taken into custody without incident. Wald was charged with second-degree murder with firearm. Ralph Wald Man Steals Wallet Left at Doctors Office and Goes on Shopping Spree A man was arrested after using credit cards in a wallet that he found at a doctors office. Police received a call at 1:30 p.m. from a patient who had filled out insurance forms at his doctors office and accidently left his wallet on a chair. He said he decided to call the authorities after discovering it was missing. He also contacted his bank and was informed there were three successful transactions at Bed Bath & Beyond, Macys, and Dillards. There was also attempted purchase for $432.12 at Wal Mart that was denied. The police contacted the manager of Bed, Bath & Beyond who said the man purchased $534.99 in merchandise and used an unsigned credit card. A check of the store surveillance video showed the suspect. The security at Wal Mart were also contacted and a video was shown of the same suspect who attempted to make the purchases but was denied. The suspect attempted to use a second credit card but it too was denied. Surveillance also showed the suspect leaving Wal Mart in a white Cadillac. A copy of the videos was shown to the doctors office manager and she remembered an elderly patient who came in to pick up a prescription for his wife. Police were able to identify the suspect as 71-year-old Vincent Patrick Serino. Police say a total of $1,024 was spent with two stolen credit cards. The police ran a check on Serino and found that he did own a white Cadillac. They went to Serinos home and discovered some of the fraudulently gained merchandise on a dining room table. When shown the evidence against Serino, he said, It was a stupid opportunity! All of the merchandise was recovered in his home and three transaction receipts were also found in his garbage can. Serino was arrested and charged with five felony counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and one count of grand theft. He posted a $15,000 bond and was released. Vincent Serino Man Murders Father A man was arrested after much investigation of a homicide that took place. A warrant was issued and a man was arrested for the murder of his father. On February 25, 2013 at 5:09 p.m., police responded to an apartment after an elderly woman called and said that she discovered her son, 43-year-old Dametrius L. Edwards, dead inside his bedroom. The deceased victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head. During the investigation, it was determined the victim's son, 22-year-old Dametrius L. Edwards Jr, who lived with the victim was missing. Also missing was the victim's black 2005 Nissan Titan truck. Police received a tip about the location of the truck. The next day at approximately 12:20 a.m., the victim's son was found hiding inside the victim's truck located at another address. The victim's son was arrested on outstanding felony warrants for burglary, grand theft and violation of a domestic violence injunction. Homicide detectives continued the investigation and the suspect was recently charged with first-degree murder. According to records, the suspect has had prior arrests for vehicle theft, battery, burglary, and trespassing. Family members have expressed their concern for the health of victims son and that he was the victims only son. The victim and his son were also said to have had a good relationship together until the sons teenage years. Over time, the victim was told by his sister that he should not trust his son, but he said he wanted to help his son. Dametrius Edwards worked at a community center and worked as a lifeguard for 26 years since 1986. Many friends, family, and those who knew him were saddened by his death and expressed their love for him. He was described as a caring person who was active in the community. He has not only taught lessons in swimming and safety but also in life and have touched many people. Dametrius Edwards Jr. Dametrius Edwards

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LOCAL MARCH 16, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida Betty Burneys STAR Students Collaborate With Lt Governor, Superintendent Vitti, And Host of Leaders to Help Homeless StudentsSeated (left to right) Penny Lewandowski (Lowe Foundation), The Honorable Becki Couch, The Honorable Connie Hall, Kim Ward (Michael and Kim Ward Foundation); Katie Ross (Senator Bill Nelsons Office), Carolyn Chatman (Congresswoman Corrine Browns office); Standing (Row 1) Joshua Steen, The honorable Ashley Smith Juarez, Superintendent Nikoli Vitti, Lt. Gov Carroll, Jim Bailey (Daily Record); Garrett Denis (Supervisor of Elections Office); Betty Burney (Im A Star Foundation); Back Row (L to r) Joel Mee (Chartwell Foods); Frank Denton (Florida Times Union); The Honorable Bill Gulliford; Mike Williams (Sheriffs Office); Michael Ward (CSX); Levi Washington (St. Luke Bapt Church)Betty Burneys IM A STAR Foundation, Inc. held its 3rd Annual Leader to Leader Summit on March9th. The room was filled with National, State and Local leaders who came together to collaborate with student leaders. Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, Superintendent Nikoli Vitti, Senator Bill Nelsons Regional Director and Jim Bailey, Publisher of the Daily record empowered students with priceless advice on leadership and success. Students and leaders put their heads together to develop solutions and a game plan to assist homeless students in Duval County. The groups offered fantastic ideas that will be implemented by Im A Star students in coming months to impact the nearly 1,500 homeless students in Duval County. Im A Star students attend middle and high schools throughout Jacksonville and have been trained to develop SOLUTIONS to negative barriers that impact student success. City Council Vice-President Bill Gulliford and School Board members Becki Couch, Connie Hall, and Ashley Smith-Juarez were also on hand to work with the students. Betty Burney was extremely pleased with the Summit and commented that, Students had an opportunity to strategize with our major decision-makers. More importantly, students had an opportunity to see possibilities. My students can see Lt. Gov. Carroll, Michael Ward, the CEO of CSX or Jim Bailey, publisher of the Daily Record and aspire to reach similar heights. Burney is excited that IM A Stars students are actually living out the true essence of leadership, which is service to mankind. STARS is an acronym for Smart, Talented And Resilient Students. Im A Star Students Pose With Superintendent Nikoli Vitti and Betty Burney after a successful Leader to Leader Summit. DUVAL COUNTY FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS PUBLISH FIRST BOOKby Yvonne Brooks Thirty(30) fourth grade students from Andrew Robinson Elementary School (ARE) completed an 8 week writing program conducted by Prindle House Publishing Company. These students are in the Young Writers Program and as a result of their hard work, The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Team Up has sponsored their newly released book Blast Off! Story Creations from Imagination Station. Blast Off!, with ARE Team Up students as they travel out of space to Imagination Station. Disappointed that their ship broke down, they are stuck awaiting communication from Captain Lewis. In the meantime they receive instruction from Flight Director Sheppard to use their pen and paper to create stories. She reminds them of their ships motto: No Opportunity Wasted, as the young astronauts write away. Luckily, the students are able to radio Commander Fenelon for assistance in their writing endeavors. Their stories will keep your children entertained and talking for days to come! A Book Release Party for Blast Off! the latest release from Prindle House Publishing was held on February 26th at Andrew Robinson Elementary and March 2nd at Little Blessing Academy. Many thanks to The Bridge for sponsoring the book and program. Join Prindle House Publishing on facebook to see other events by these young authors. L-R at the Top: Donta Jackson, David Washington, Melvin Green, Nadiya Deveaux, Bernarldo Perry, Zakeria Washington, Christopher St. Louis, Jynesis Picard, Cesar Torres, Yasmine Brown, Jaquaysha Hawkins, Perri Morrison. L-R at the Bottom: Bernaldo Perry, Keirriona Delancy, Tyjiana Johnson, Kashanti Hamilton, Kanesha Fore, Caleb Newbill, Asia Fleming.

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b Jacksonvil le Sharks Hold Media Day Begin Training CampMARCH 16, 2013 THESTAR PAGEBy Mike Bonts JACKSONVILLE The Jacksonville Sharks held another practice of 2013 training camp at Plantation Park. This practice was a showcase for the Sharks veteran offensive front, a group that includes returning linemen Isaac Morales and Brant Clouser, as well as fullback Rendrick Taylor. These returning Sharks are joined by newcomers Cornelius Lewis and Nick Torresso, each of whom saw significant action with their respective teams during the 2012 season. After Thursdays practice, Morales talked about how this seasons offensive line is coming together. Weve got a lot of vets on the o-line, so everyones catching on pretty quick, Morales said. Technique-wise weve got to keep getting better every day, but were going to be pretty solid by the first game. Morales has had plenty of chances to go against the Sharks defensive line, a deep group that is comprised of a few returning Sharks, several AFL veterans who are new to Jacksonville and a few talented rookies. On Thursday, Morales also spoke about what that unit brings to the table. Theyre all awesome guys, and I know theyre ruthless. When it comes to the D-line, theyre going to come in and try to get sacks every time. Its good, theyre going to make us as an O-line better. Few players have played more games in a Shark uniform than Morales. Now entering his fourth season in the AFL, Morales anchored the teams offensive line in both 2010 and 2011, then battled back from injury to return to the team midway through 2012. Morales was one of the first players to commit to the 2013 Sharks, agreeing to a two-year contract this past October. Everybodys gonna be sore. Its natural, neck, legs, hips, everythings gonna hurt, Morales said. It just comes with the sport, you gotta be in shape, you gotta keep working out. This is what we do. We love it, and were gonna be good. CUTLINES Jacksonville Sharks Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy talks about upcoming season at media day. The Jacksonville Sharks held another practice of 2013 training camp at Plantation Park.Ray Allen drives to the basket against Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks PhotoCredits: Hawks.com/Issac Baldizon By Arthia Nixon When it comes to basketball, the southernmost and northernmost cities in the sunshine state are giving folks a reason to focus on Florida. Weve been bringing our readers a weekly update of our local team the Jacksonville Giants whose wins are 29 1, making them the top seed to watch as they head into the ABA championships in April. Meanwhile, the NBAspotlight is on LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen and the Miami Heat who have been an unstoppable force with an amazing 20 streak win. When you have a streak like this, you have to have some luck, James told reporters. We just think about winning the next game and well see where it takes us.LeBron James scored 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists against the Atlanta Hawks HEAT: STRAIGHT

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BOWLING TO STRIKE OUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 2013 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. RIPLEYS ST. AUGUSTINE KICKS OFF NEW PARANORMAL TOURS Join Ripley's Investigators of the Paranormal and WYRE radio on Saturday, March 16 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as Ripley's St. Augustine kicks off its new paranormal tours. There will be free tutorials on how to utilize our new paranormal investigative equipment including laser grids, infrared ID digital thermometers, EMF meters and e-smog scouts, which detect electromagnetic fields and produce sound equivalents. WYRE radio (105.5 FM) will be on hand with music, fun and ticket giveaways for our new ghost tours. The infamous Mr. X may be making an appearance. For more information on Mr. X, visit www.findmrX.com, or come visit Ripley's St. Augustine at 19 San Marco Avenue on Saturday night for an evening of ghostly fun! Website: http://www.ripleys.com/staugustine/ 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!!! 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. ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AT ADVENTURE LANDING Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunts on the Mini Golf Courses with a surprise visit by the Easter Bunny! 2 Egg Hunts at 9am & 11am! Egg Hunt registration begins at 8:15am. There will be 3 age groups for the hunts: Ages 4 & Under, 5-8 and 9-12. A $3 Per Child donation will benefit St. Francis Animal Hospital. Each hunt is followed by a charity raffle, too! EGG HUNT SPECIAL -Plus, stay & play with our Egg Hunt Special! From 9am-2pm, enjoy Unlimited Mini Golf, Laser Tag and Go-Karts! Bring your own basket. Space is limited. The Mini Golf Course will be available for the Egg Hunt Special once the hunts are finished. Both drivers and passengers of go-karts must purchase the egg hunt special to ride go-karts. Adventure Landing is located at 4825 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. INFO: http://www.adventurelanding.com/parks/jacksonville/ho me/specials-events / 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 TAKE IT TO HEART Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free health screenings for adults, medical consultations and giveaways, including medication counseling, at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Website: http://memorialhospitaljax.com/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D104158244%26view%3Devent%26childview%3D SOUTHEAST US BOAT SHOW, the 17th Annual Southeast US Boat Show, formally known as the Jacksonville spring boat show, will take place April 12, 13 and 14 at the Metropolitan Park & Marina. Join us for a weekend on the water. The 3 day event includes live seminars, live music and the worlds most enthusiastic boaters. Hundreds of new boats and quality brokerage OYSTER JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PAGE 10THESTAR MARCH 16, 2013 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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