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Florida star
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Title:
Florida star
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Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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English
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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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Jacksonville Fla
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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University of Florida
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Investigators arrested Arkeem Woods, Samaria Gay, Antonio Calhoun, Jaron Scott and Wesley Walker, charging them all with grand theft. The crimes are said to have occurred in Duval County, three in Clay County, two in Putnam County, one in Waldo and one in Orange County.KPUKFG<"IKCPVU"WRFCVGUUgg"Rcig" ;."Urqtvu< Lciu"Pgy"Wpkhqtou O{tqp"Tqnng"Swkvu icpi"ngcfgt"Cv"480"Ugg Yj{07"Cttguvgf"Chvgt"3;"Ycnoctv"Cpf"Vctigv Uvqtgu"Tqddgf"Qh"Qxgt"&322.222 Pgy"Lqd"Hqt"Lgppkhgt"EcttqnnTwo men who left a lasting legacy in Brunswick and Gainesville are being remembered in the wake of their recent passing. Roosevelt Lawrence (right), the first black commissioner in Brunswick has passed away. There is a community center named in his honor. Meanwhile, Dr. Cullen Banks (left) died at the age of 88, after a prolific medical career which began following his graduation from Howard Medical School. He was the first black doctor in the city to get local hospital priveleges and has a foundation in his name. He will be remembered at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Greater Bethel AME Church. Chestnut Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral services. Lckngf"”Icpingcfgt‘"Hcvjgtu 7"Mkfu"Ykvj"6"Rtkuqp"Iwctfu" Ctgc"Nqugu"Vyq"Rtqokpgpv"Ekvk|gpu Four Baltimore City Detention Center correction officers…Jennifer Owens, Katera Stevenson, Chania Brooks and Tiffany Linder allegedly became impregnated by Tavon Bulldog White (pictured). 36 year-old White, who was serving four years for attempted murder is said to be the leader of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. He is said to have made $16,000 in a month off smuggled contraband. It also is stated that the name Tavon is tattooed on Owens neck and Stevensons wrist. An indictment unsealed last week named 25 people including 13 women working as correction officers, facing racketeering and drug charges. 20 of them also face money-laundering charges. Hqtdgu"Tcpmu"Lcemuqpxknng Cu"Vjktf"Dguv"Ekv{Juanita Bynum Jailed Over $140,000 Court Ordered Payment (Texas) Televangelist, gospel singer and author Juanita Bynum was served a warrant and arrested for failure to appear in court over a case going back to 2007 in which the Christian minister was ordered by a judge to pay $140,000 to promoter ALW Entertainment. She was released the following day. (Jacksonville) Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Larry Jones has been demoted after being arrest on a DUI charge. Jones was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence in St. Johns County. This came after he rear-ended a tractor-trailer which had reduced speed for a red light. Jones was charged with DUI and DUI with property damage and issued a citation for careless driving. A report from the arresting officer stated: ...his eyes were bloodshot, watery and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breathŽ. Sheriff John Rutherford demoted Jones to the post of lieutenant. Uvct"Uvqt{ Rkemgf"Wr D{"Qvjgt Ogfkc Jqwugu" Rcig"; Arrested: Jaron Scott, Wesley Walker, Samaria Gay, Antonio Calhoun and Arkeem Woods (Photos: Jacksonville Sheriffs Office)Nqecn"Hgocng"Dcumgvdcnn"Uvct"Mknngf Shockwaves rang through the womens basketball community when it was revealed that 27 year-old Alicia Ice Gladden was the female victim of last weeks car crash on Roosevelt Blvd in Jacksonville An official report form the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office stated that her vehicle was hit by another vehicle being driven by 25 year-old Sean Wieland. Early indicators revealed that Wieland had been drinking. Gladden was a scholar who was a basketball MVP in high school, excelled on the court at FSU and had gone professional in Europe. She recently began coaching. SEE PAGE 3Forbes magazine has listed Jacksonville as the third best city to live in for finding employment. "No 3. Jacksonville is another example of a city with a diverse and highly educated labor force,Ž read the article. With unemployment at 6.5 percent, Jacksonville is seeing the heaviest hiring in higher education, healthcare, IT, food services, transportation and logistics, and government work from the citys three military bases.Ž Jacksonville also made the 25 Best Places To Retire In 2013 list because of low cost of living, median home price $132,000, no state income tax, agreeable climate, above average air quality and high level of volunteerismŽ. Meanwhile, Gainesville made the retirement list because of its cheap cost of living, median home price $147,000, no state income tax, good weather, above average air quality, high physicians per capita, high Milken Institute aging rank and good bicycle metricsŽ. LUQ"Fgoqvgu Cuukuvcpv Ejkgh"Qxgt"FWK Former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll has accepted a job as senior advisor at Global Digital Solutions. A press release issued by the firm state that she is expected to become president and company chief operating officer once a planned merger with Airtronic USA, Inc. has been completed. Last month Carroll resigned as Lieutenant Governor after she was questioned by authorities over Allied Veterans of the World. The charity has been accused of running an illegal gambling ring. While she was not accused of anything in that matter, she still chose to resign. Dtwpuykem"Uejqn/ ctujkr"Tgekrkgpvu TgxgcngfLinda Bobbitt Scholarship Gala details: Page 8

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Holy Land Trip and Shopping Experience, Saturday May 18, 2013. Price Includes: Breakfast … Bus Transportation and Ticket into the Park. Age 16 to Adults $65, Age 6 to15 $55, Pre-K to Age 8 $25. Breakfast @ 6AM@ First Samuel M.B. Church Buses will be departing from church @7:15 AM. All payments are due by May 1, 2013. For more information, call the church. Start paying on your trip now. First Samuel Missionary Baptist Church, 3333 Franklin St. Jacksonville, FL. 32206, (904) 355-4801, Alphonse Braggs Pastor. SWEETWATER CHURCH OF CHRIST COMMUNITY DAY Blood drive, Saturday, April 27th, 10am 2pm. New address is: 7009 Wilson Blvd. Jacksonville. "Come to Sweetwater, where the gospel is preached and the water is sweet!" For more details, call 904-887-0462. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST You are cordially invited to the dynamic preaching and teaching ministry of Bishop W.A. Andrews, the presiding bishop of the United Church In Christ on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 7:30pm, 2050 Emerson St., Jacksonville, FL 32207. There is another miracle on Emerson St. JACKSONVILLE, FL BARKLEY, Chester Lee, 76, died April 14, 2013. BEARD Charles David, 79, died April 21, 2013. BRINSON Leonard, Sr., died April 14, 2013. BUIE, Gail R., 62, died April 21, 2013. BYRD Early Muriel, Jr., 58, died April 18, 2013. COHENS Henry Leonard, Sr., died April 14, 2013. COOPER Janis, died April 18, 2013. CORBITT Willie, died April 21, 2013. COVINGTON, Thomas Tom Euclid, 86, died April 19, 2013. CREWS, Frank B., 91, died April 19, 2013. CROWSER, Gilbert Gil L., 87, died April 17, 2013. CUNNINGHAM, Lottie Mae Smart, died April 17, 2013. DAMPIER Jimmy, 50, died April 20, 2013. EDMOND, Robert L., 57, died April 19, 2013. FELDER Frances, 79, died April 18, 2013. FLETCHER, Nannye Lou, died April 19, 2013. FOURAKRE, Frances Maureen Hester, 88, died April 15, 2013. GILES, Darrell, died April 19, 2013. GLADDEN, Alicia M., 27, died April 19, 2013. GREEN lily Jean, 76, died April 14, 2013. HAINES, Alethia Maria, died April 19, 2013. HAMPTON, William Jeff, 85, died April 19, 2013. HANCOCK, Larry Kenneth, Sr., 57, died April 22, 2013. HARDY Diane Ruth, 65, died April 21, 2013. HARPER Margaret P., 85, died April 16, 2013. HENDERSON, Corine, 90, died April 20, 2013. HENDRICKS, Mikayla, 14, died April 21, 2013. HIGGINBOTHAM, Dannie L., 72, died April 17, 2013. HILL Dr. Jimmy Hill, Sr., died April 18, 2013. HOCKMAN Donald, 87, died April 19, 2013. HOLLEY, Michael Wayne, 46, died April 20, 2013. HOPSON Nathaniel, died April 18, 2013. JOHNSON, Carrie, died April 23, 2013. LASTER Joseph Gregory, died April 15, 2013. LEE, Betty Mae, 81, died April 16, 2013. LIGHTNER, Charles, died April 11, 2013. ( last name correction ) MANN John W., 78, died April 20, 2013. MATHIS Ernest, 86, died April 19, 2013. MATHIS Virginia Levi, died April 18, 2013. McCLAIN, Christine T., 76, died April 18, 2013. McHANEY, Colton Lee, 22, died April 16, 2013. McNEIL, Ella Elizabeth Pinkney, died April 11, 2013. McQUEEN, Russell David, 62, died April 12, 2013. MELANSON, Robert L., 70, died April 16, 2013. MITCHELL, Titania K., died April 13, 2013. MULLER, Samuel Kate, Jr., died April 13, 2013. NEILD, Haworth C., 88, died April 15, 2013. ONEAL Bentley, died April 20, 2013. PERRY Robert, 82, diedApril 23, 2013. ROBERTS, Donald C., Sr., 71, died April 16, 2013. ROBINSON, Harry, died April 23, 2013. SAPP, Frankie, died April 19, 2013. SCHLEMLEIN, Effie Mae Murrhee, 86, died April 19, 2013. SHEPARD, Kelly Wayne, 52, died April 20, 2013. SIMMONS Roy Lee, 68, died April 22, 2013. SKEEN, Eva, 100, died April 19, 2013. SULLIVAN John J., 76, died April 16, 2013. TAYLOR Larry Allen Bo, 66, died April 20, 2013. TODD, Ella Howard, died April 16, 2013. WALKER, Anthony, Sr., 49, died April 18, 2013. WARREN Carol L., 79, died April 16, 2013. WASHINGTON Anna J., died April 19, 2013. WHITE Geraldine Martin, died April 20, 2013. WILLIAMS, Mary, 81, died April 17, 2013. WILLIAMS, Mary C., 83, died April 17, 2013. WINFORD Charles E., Jr., died April 16, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS CALDWEIL Ann Dixon, died April 16, 2013. HAWKINS, Donald, 57, died April 22, 2013. LAWRENCE, Roosevelt, died April 19, 2013. McGUIGAN Rosemary Kalich, 71, died April 17, 2013. NEWSON, Jack, Jr., 39, died April 22, 2013. ONEIL, Faye H., died April 19, 2013. SCIPLE, George Washington, died April 21, 2013. VINSON, Marlene Louise Goodbread, 71, died April 16, 2013. WYLEY Solomon, died April 22, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR APRIL 27, 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. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior 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 CROWNS By Regina Taylor Jacksonville, FL-Stage Aurora presents the hit musical CROWNS for Mothers Day, May 10-12 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall, located at 5188 Norwood Avenue inside the Gateway Town Center. Crowns is the stand-up-and-testify musical written by Regina Taylor. Its a soul-stirring tribute to the relationship between women and their unique fussy, furry, feathery, fierce, funny, and flamboyant hats. CROWNS is also based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. The story focuses on Yolanda, a young Brooklyn girl, who is sent down South to stay with her grandmother, encounters her grandmother and her grandmother's friends in the rituals of HAT preparation for fun and going to Sunday church service! The talented cast features Tarra Jones, Staci Anderson, Monique Ellis, Dee Dee Ellis, Candace E. Crump, Brendy Merricks, Victoria Canady, Teresa Smith, Kai Smith, and Marc Curtis Little as Man. The production is steered by Stage Aurora Founder Darryl Reuben Hall with Jason Alexander as Musical Director and Sade Casper as Choreographer. Performances are as follows: Friday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows: $20.00/ Advance and $25/Door; Seniors (65+) and Students (18 and under) $15 at the door ONLY. All must show proper I. D. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketleap.com, Brothers 2000 in Gateway Town Center (904) 768-6004 (Advance tickets ONLY in Cash); or b y calling the Stage Aurora Box Office at (904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373.

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While taking a vandalism report at the Garden City Elementary School, Officer Adderley was interrupted by a little boy who was about six years old. Looking up and down at his uniform, he asked, "Hey, are you a cop?" "Yes," Officer Adderley replied and never even looked down and continued writing the report. "My grandmother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?" "Yes, that's right," the officer told him. "Well, then," Lil Meechie said as he extended his foot towards the officer, "will you please tie my shoe string, because I dont know how." APRIL 27, 2013THE STARPAGE 3 KV‘U"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Cnkekc"*Keg+/"Eqpvkpwgf"htqo"Rcig"3 Alicia Monique Gladden, 27, lived in Orange Park, FL Alicia, fondly known to many as IceŽ, was born May 28, 1985 in Bethesda, MD to David and Frances Gladden. Alicia was a 2003 graduate of Orange Park High School. As an honor student graduating with a 3.97 GPA and standout high school basketball player, she received a full athletic scholarship to Florida State University. At Orange Park High School, she collected numerous academic and athletic honors, including Who's Who among American High School Students, National Honor Roll, invitee to the 2002 Congressional Student Leadership Conference as well as allstate, all-city and was ranked the No. 31 best recruit in the nation by All-Star Girls Report. She spent her summers playing AAU basketball on "Sisters Wit Game" which was one of the best traveling teams in the country. Gladden was named Orange Parks womens basketball MVP her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Gladden developed a name for herself on and off the court. She was one of the top scorers and best defensive players in Florida State womens basketball history. Ice was a four-year starter at guard from 2003 to 2007 and is the only Seminole to capture ACC All-Defensive Team honors three times. Her name dots the FSU record book in nearly every category and sits atop the steals list. Gladden holds the FSU record for steals in a career (275) and in a single season (101 in 2004-05). In addition, she was a three-time AllACC selection, picking up honorable mention honors during her sophomore season in 2004-05 and Third Team honors her final two years in 2005-06 and 200607. She led Florida State in scoring her junior and senior years, culminating by averaging 13.5 points and leading the Noles to their first-ever NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance in 2007. A left-handed guard, she ranks 10th in FSU history in scoring (1,403 points) and also ranks in FSUs top 20 in rebounds, assists and blocks. Despite standing just 5-11, Gladden was a tenacious rebounder, grabbing 18 boards in one game in 2004 and leading FSU on the glass with a 6.4 average in 2005-06. She was part of the first FSU team to go to three-straight NCAA Tournaments and finished her career with averages of 11.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.0 assists while playing in 126 games with 113 starts. Gladden was a standout in the classroom, too, capturing the ACC Academic Honor Roll award four straight years and making the Academic All-ACC Team in 2006 and 2007. After graduating from FSU in 2007 with a degree in Sports Management, Gladden went onto enjoy a successful professional basketball career playing for five years in Europe with Energa Torun (Poland), Basket Esch (Luxembourg), ICIM Arad (Romania) and Partizan (Serbia). In 2008, she won the teams first ever Romanian League Championship. She was named the Polish Leagues Forward of the Year in 2010 and played in the Polish All-Star Game in 2011. She won the Serbian League Championship in 2012. In 2012, she returned home to start her basketball coaching career and have the opportunity to instill her love for the game to young girls. She spent the 20122013 season as the assistant coach at Creekside High School in St. Johns, FL. Even in the beginning of her career, she had developed a passion for coaching the game she loved. Her dedication was a way for her to continue to use basketball as a means to help others. While basketball was the stage that IceŽ reached the world, her calm, quiet and humble nature is how many will remember her. She had a strong belief in God and believed in the power of prayer. Her desire was that those who came in contact with her could share her joy for basketball as well as life. Always quick to flash her infectious smile, Gladden had a kindness and heart that will be forever missed. Alicia was preceded in death by grandparents, Eugene and Betty Easley; grandmother, Fannie Gladden; aunt, Gail Willis; and cousin, Russell Easley. In addition to her parents, Alicia is survived by her brother, David Ricardo (Tonia) Gladden; grandfather, Willie Gladden; niece, Arianna; nephew, Brayden; aunts and uncles, Beverly (Willie) Shepard, Gequetta (Joseph) Hicks, Ronald (Toni) Easley, Donnie (Barbara) Easley, Brenda (Robert) Gladd and Lonnie (Denise) Gladden; Godparents, Joe and Helen Barnett; and host of cousins, relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Orange Park Christian Center, 530 Madeira Drive, Orange Park, FL 32073. A visitation will take place at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Donations may be made to The Alicia Gladden Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo, 400 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park, Florida 32073 or at any Wells Fargo branch. Services are entrusted to Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073, (904) 264-1233. 904.407.6500 € 866.253.6681 toll free € communityhospice.com Community Focused € Community Supported Serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties since 1979 She brought you up and looked after you. Now its your turn to look after her. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is here to help you. Our compassionate hospice professionals and volunteers are here to help you and your loved one enjoy each day in peace and comfort. Ask for Community Hospice today.Were here to help Tcrrgt‘u"Dtqvjgt"Mknngf The rapper Trina and her family are expressing grief this week after another senseless shooting has taken the life of one of their loved ones. Wilbrent GonkŽ Bain was shot and killed in Miami, Florida Tuesday morning, according to police. Officers are saying that the young man was found dead at the scene after being murdered by Ron Dobson, one of his neighbors.  It hit me hard because I j ust talked to him. This killing has to stop. It has to. All of us grew up together and thats just senseless,Ž said one of the victims neighbors, a man named Trimel.Ž Trimel got political in the news flash, stating that the easy availability of weapons is part of the reason that there is so much violence in many black communities. He says that gun manufacturers are getting rich from the deaths of black youth by making guns so readily available. Its a gun problem more than anything because anyone can just get a gun. I guarantee if you walk around this neighborhood now I bet you youll get it,Ž he said. No one knows why the argument started between the two men. Gonk had a bit of a past, with a record related to gun possession, burglary, drugs, and domestic violence involving strangulation. Police are saying that the perpetrator confessed and is being charged with seconddegree murder.Ujqwnf"Rcuvqt"Ucrr"Uvctv"Nqqmkpi"hqt"c"YkhgA Hardship is no stranger to gospel singer Marvin Sapp, who entitled his latest album I WinŽ as a declaration of his struggles through life. Sapp, who has three young children, lost his wife, MaLinda, in 2010 to colon cancer. Prior to losing his wife, he had suffered the loss of his father, his spiritual guide and his musical mentor. Sapp said that he was in a position I was never in before, and it was hard.Ž However, he went on to say that he had learned through his experience in life that to come out on top, you have to think the right way. The latest album I WinŽ is the first Sapp has produced without the help of his wife to guide him. He says that she was always there to encourage him and listen to his first ideas about the songs but this time was very difficult for him doing it alone. However, he said he now uses his kids to help him make decisions as to what musical lyrics will go into the songs. Sapp says that one of the songs on his new album, Keep It Moving,Ž was inspired by his late wife who used to tell the family to Keep it movingŽ on a regular basis to keep up their spirits. Included in the album are some songs whose lyrics were written by people from social media. Sapp says that he wanted to give someone the chance to write songs that would be heard and also to earn some money in royalties. Sapp admits that hes not that good at writing songs. Sapp was advised to put a love interestŽ in his show, but he doesnt believe that the church is ready for that.Ž He goes on to say that he thinks that Church pastors and leaders dating should remain a private affair.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR APRIL 27, 2013 The National Coalition of Black Veterans is pleased to announce the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, in honor of Colonel Charles Youngs exemplary military record and dedication to our country. In recognition of his service, President Barack Obama has declared his home in Wilberforce, Ohio, as a national treasure. Charles Young had a long, distinguished military career. He was the third African-American to graduate from West Point in 1889, and from there he moved up through the ranks. He became a First Lieutenant in 1896, and then in 1898 he was appointed Major in the National Guard. In 1901 he became Captain in the regular army. He was eventually promoted all the way to Colonel in 1917. At the time of his death in 1922, Col. Charles Young was the highest-ranking AfricanAmerican in the U.S. Armed Forces. Many people feel that if not for racism, Col. Young would have been promoted to Brigadier General. In addition to reaching the esteemed rank of Colonel, Young was also the first black superintendent of public lands, overseeing Californias Sequoia National Park. He was also on the faculty at Wilberforce University, Ohio, as a professor of Military Science. His imprint on American history cannot be disputed and we are delighted that the President has bestowed this honor. The United States military was segregated until 1948, and the term Buffalo SoldierŽ first emerged during the period of the Western Expansion to refer to African Americans serving their country. By bestowing Col. Young and his descendants with this honor, the President has made an important first step in providing recognition of an often-overlooked segment of American History„the era of the Buffalo Soldier. In that spirit, the National Coalition of Black Veterans would like to correct the omission of Charles Youngs military rank from the title of the new National Monument. Instead of calling it the Charles Young Buffalo Soldier National Monument, we are requesting that it be titled The Brigadier General Charles Young Buffalo Soldier National Monument.Ž The oversight in the title is glaring,Ž says Coalition Chair, Charles Blatcher. Charles Youngs life was the military. By omitting his rank from the National Monument, he is dis-associated from one of the most important parts of his life and the pride of his service.Ž The Coalition has brought the oversight to the attention of President Obama, and has respectfully asked that he include the rank of Brigadier General before Charles Youngs name on the monuments title. He is entitled in death to carry the military title he earned in life. Itll be a great day if he receives this well-deserved promotion,Ž said Renotta Young, who is related to the Colonel on her grandfathers side. We have asked the President to consider granting this honorary promotion for Charles Young to Brigadier General in June. The coalition is planning a commemorative ceremony to honor the Colonel at Arlington National Cemetery on June 5th, 2013. Finally, we would like to thank the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for graciously allowing their property to be designated as a National Monument. We commend them for being the thoughtful caretakers of Col. Youngs home for many years and for their ultimate display of wisdom in donating the holdings to the National Park Services.For additional information contact the Coalition at e:mail address: cnmmmf@aol.com Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks Black Veterans call on President Obama to change the name of the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument THE EVOLUTION OF KOREAN BEAUTY SUPPLIES IN THE UNITED STATESby Dr. David L. Strong €Sales Representative, Key Account Representative and District Manager with the Pro-Line Corporation, Dallas, Texas, 1981-1987 €District Manager with the Lustrasilk Corporation, Dallas, Texas, 1988-1992 €Owner of Bachman Beauty Supply, Bachman Beauty Salon, and Les Cheveaux Salon, Dallas, Texas, 1987-1995 1.In the 1970s and early 1980s, beauty supplies were primarily owned by African American entrepreneurs. 2.Large beauty supply distributors were primarily owned by Caucasian and some African American entrepreneurs in Oklahoma City, Atlanta, and Maryland. 3.Manufacturers of beauty supplies like Pro-Line, Johnsons, Soft Sheen, and Bronner Brothers were primarily owned by African American entrepreneurs. Some, like Revlon, were Caucasian owned. 4.Things started to change in the mid 1980s with the proliferation of weaved hair being bought by increasing numbers of African American females. This supposedly realŽ hair was imported from Korea. 5.African American women spend more per capita on health and beauty aids items than any one other cohort in the U.S. 6.Korean business people in Korea saw the opportunity for profits to be gained from the American market, and consequently, came to the U.S. in great numbers, opening beauty supplies. 7.During the time period, the first Korean business owners helped other immigrants to establish beauty supply stores and began selling to African Americans at discounted prices. Hence, African Americans flocked to their stores, spending millions of dollars. 8.These Korean beauty suppliers grew longer and began to wholesale to smaller beauty supply owners, both Korean and African American. They eventually became the large beauty supply distributors for the nation. 9.Please note that other large Caucasian owned beauty suppliers like Sally Beauty Supply and Armstrong-McCall still catered to the general population and to all hair stylists. 10.Personally, I began to buy my products from large Korean beauty supply distributors like 7-Dollar Beauty Supply in Dallas. See their story at: http://7dollar.com/english/abouteng.html. 11.I had difficulty in competing with other Korean beauty suppliers because my beauty supply was located in a high-rent district in the Bachman Lake area of Dallas, so I could not provide the same low price to our clientele. In fact, my property owner allowed a Korean Beauty Supply to open three doors down from me in the very same shopping center. 12.It is hard to expect customer loyalty from price sensitive patrons when my prices were a bit higher. Even one of the African American sales reps calling on me installed the shelves in my Korean competitors store. When I approached him about it, he simply said, I was just working.Ž 13.Eventually, I closed the retail portion of my store and concentrated on delivering professional beauty supplies to African American salons. 14.Finally, in 1995, I closed Bachman Beauty Supply all together, sold the two salons, and in June of that year, moved to Houston, Texas to complete my Ph.D. and concentrate on being a professor at several colleges/universities in the Houston area.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR APRIL 27, 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. MISSING CHILDREN Name: Robert Lewis Age: 16 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 4/12/13 Name: Stephanie Pericles Age: 15 Weight: 113 lbs Last seen: 3/12/13 Name: London Thompson Age: 13 Weight: 100 lbs Last seen: 4/17/13 Name: Sabrina Cooper Age: 17 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 4/14/13MOST WANTED Name: Raymond Marshall Chin Offense: Aggravated Stalk/Violation of Court Order, Burglary Assault Any Person Name: Dominique Rashad Coleman Offense: Domestic Battery Strangle Name: Eric Monroe Chatman Offense: Organized Theft of Property Identity Theft Identity theft is America's fastest-growing crime. Last year alone, more than 9.9 million Americans were victims of identity theft, a crime that cost them roughly $5 billion. The number of ID theft victims and their total losses are probably much higher. It's hard to pin down, because law enforcement agencies may classify ID theft differently--it can involve credit card fraud, Internet fraud, or mail theft, among other crimes. Make sure to: € Review your consumer credit reports annually. € Shred and destroy unwanted documents that contain personal information. € Deposit mail in U.S. Postal Service collection boxes. € Dont leave mail in your mailbox overnight or on weekends. To avoid ID Theft: € Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately. € If you applied for a credit card and didn't receive it when expected, call the financial institution. € Sign new credit cards immediately--before someone else does. € Memorize your Social Security number and passwords. Don't use your date of birth as your password and don't record passwords on papers you carry with you. € Never leave transaction receipts at ATM machines, on counters at financial institutions, or at gasoline pumps. € Don't carry your Social Security card or birth certificate--leave them in a secure location. € Don't disclose credit card or other financial account numbers on a Web site unless the site offers a secure transaction. Before you input personal or financial information on a Web page, first make sure the site offers a secure-that is, encrypted--data transaction. There are two ways you can check whether a Web page provides a secure data transaction: € An icon of a lock will appear in the bottom strip of the Web browser page. € The URL for the Web page will change from "http" to "https" for the page at which you input the personal data. € Closely monitor the expiration dates on your credit cards and contact the issuer if you don't receive a replacement prior to the expiration date. € Beware of mail or telephone solicitations that offer prizes or awards--especially if the offeror asks you for personal information or financial account numbers. € Match your credit card receipts against your monthly bills and check your monthly financial statements for accuracy. € Watch for your monthly financial statements and bills. If you don't get them when expected, contact the sender. Safety Suspect Attacks Two OfficersAt approximately 4:50 p.m., An officer was flagged down by a citizen at a bus stop. The man stated that he had just been robbed at gunpoint by a black male on a bicycle. The officer observed the suspect fleeing and chased after him. When he came in contact with the suspect, the suspect struck the officer with his fists and resisted arrest. During the physical confrontation, the suspect tried to gouge officer's eyes out with his thumbs. Another officer arrived as backup and also tried to place the suspect into handcuffs, but the suspect continued to struggle and resist. Both officers used their tasers and were able to take the suspect into custody. The suspect was found in possession of a Colt .32 caliber revolver with a live round still in the chamber. The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Lamont Graddy, will be charged with armed robbery of a person, two counts of resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, carrying concealed firearm and two counts of felon in possession of a firearm. The first officer was transferred to a hospital to be medically evaluated and treated and has been released. The second officer received abrasions, but was medically cleared on scene. Lamont Graddy Clerk Laughs and Says NoŽ During Armed RobberyA man was arrested after a failed robbery attempt. At approximately 8:08 p.m., a white male wearing a black skimask and black gloves entered a pizza shop. Once inside the business, the masked male brandished a black knife and demanded money from the female clerk. She assumed he was joking and told him noŽ, twice. After realizing that he would not get away with any money, the suspect got into his small silver car and drove away. As the suspect was exiting the business, he removed the ski-mask and one of the employee was able to get a good look at his face. Most likely around the same time, a passing motorist noticed something out of the ordinary. He saw someone leaving the shop removing a ski-mask and decided to follow the small silver car. The passing motorist, who chose to remain anonymous, called 911 and advised dispatchers of the situation. Deputies were dispatched immediately. The caller followed the silver car to an address. When the deputies arrived, they located a 1996 Mitsubishi in the driveway, and a male (not the suspect) attempting to switch license plates on the back of the vehicle. When speaking with the individual, he stated that he had let a friend borrow his vehicle so he could go buy liquor. The friend, who was also at the residence, told the car owner that a pizza shop had been robbed by someone that matched his own description. The friend commented that he did not want to be mistaken for the robber so he removed the vehicles tag. The above mentioned friendŽ was identified as Phillip Steinberg. After receiving permission from the owner to search, the ski-mask was located inside the vehicle. The knife and clothing worn during the robbery were located inside the residence. Steinberg was identified by the employee that was able to see his face and the gloves used in the robbery were located in the yard. Phillip Steinberg was arrested and charged with armed robbery. He is being held on $50,000 bond. His bond was then changed to no bond due to a violation of his felony probation for intimidating a witness. Records show that Steinberg has prior arrests including battery, burglary, grand theft, petty theft, and criminal mischief. Phillip Steinberg Woman Arrested for MurderAfter two weeks of searching for a missing man, a woman was arrested for murder after the body of the missing man was discovered. The victim, 36-year-old James Sheaffer, went missing from his home. After he hadnt been seen for two days, his father reported him missing to the police. Sheaffer was a limousine driver and was last seen after returning in the early morning hours from driving a client. He then dropped off his limousine at his work place. He was later seen getting into somebody elses vehicle. Sheaffer did not return to work for his next assignment and hadnt been seen since. Investigators had been trying to locate him ever since, but without success. Investigators who canvassed Sheaffers neighborhood looking for clues to his disappearance had talked to 40-year-old Angela Stoldt on more than one occasion. She acknowledged being friends with Sheaffer and said she handled some of his financial affairs for him. According to reports, family members of Sheaffer said that even they have not seen Sheaffer earlier than the date that Stoldt told investigators she last saw him. Investigation progressed later after a 911 call from a relative of Stoldt, revealed that she was acting suicidal and had admitted to family members to killing Sheaffer. The caller told the telecommunicator that Stoldt was hugging her children and saying goodbye. The dispatcher asked, Whys she hugging her kids goodbye?Ž The caller replied, Because she came to the house and she told my parents that she committed a crime and that shes being investigated for it.Ž When deputies arrived at the house, they learned that the family was referring to the disappearance Sheaffer. Stoldt initially declined to talk to investigators that same day so she was taken in for a mental health evaluation because of her suicidal statements. But investigators were able to obtain a court order to search her house, where they located evidence indicating a crime had been committed there. Sometime later in the day, Stoldt contacted the police office and said she had changed her mind and was ready to talk. Thats when she confessed to stabbing and strangling Sheaffer and then disposing of his body. Stoldt lead investigators to a location where human remains were recovered. During the investigation, Sheaffers phone, identification and clothing consistent with Sheaffers work attire were also recovered. Due to the condition of the remains, investigators have been unable to positively identify them as Sheaffers. However, the Medical Examiners Office has inspected them and confirmed theyre human remains. Officials are working to get a positive identification on the remains. Stoldt was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, abuse of a dead human body, and tampering with physical evidence. Sheaffer had worked as a limousine driver for almost three years and was liked by many clients. Angela Stoldt James Sheaffer

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PAGE8 THESTAR APRIL27, 2013 Linda Bobbitt Educational Foundation, Inc. hosted its 1st Scholarship Gala on April 13, 2013 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island. The eventful evening was filled with much joy and excitement for everyone and especially the recipients, their families and all who attended. The Linda Bobbitt Educational Foundation, Inc. was founded by Linda Bobbitt who is a native of Toombs County, GA and has a passion and goal to help students further their education and did just that by awarding scholarships to eight (8) students for colleges they have been accepted to attend after their 2013 graduation. The foundation is a non-profit organization that services the state of Georgia and North Florida. Six recipients received $1,000 scholarships: Eboni Gibson a student at Douglas County High School Douglasville, GA accepted at Oglethorpe University, Justin Harden a student of Brunswick High School Brunswick, GA accepted at College of Coastal Georgia, Andrea Pittman a student of Glynn Academy High School Brunswick, GA accepted at The Art Institute of Jacksonville, James Johnson a student of Brunswick High School Brunswick, GA accepted at College of Coastal Georgia, Ashley Fowler a student of Glynn Academy High School Brunswick, GA accepted at College of Coastal Georgia, Walter Holmes a student of Glynn Academy High School Brunswick, GA accepted at Georgia Institute of Technology. Raheem Turner a student of Vidalia High School Vidalia, GA received the Sharon D. Bobbitt Scholarship of $1,500 and Olivia Morton a student of College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick, GA received the Rochelle Rhone Scholarship of $500. The Linda Bobbitt Foundation is appreciative and thankful for all sponsors and supporters of the scholarship funding. Thank you Dr. John Perry II-speaker, Mayor Willis NeSmith (Lyons, GA), Dr. Delacy Sanford…chairman of board, Patricia Blash, Linda Mincey, Ella Green…scholarship selection committee, Jennetter Brooks-director of marketing and special thanks to B.O.R.D. International Network and The Florida/Georgia Star Newspapers. Staff not pictured: Patricia Blash-secretary, Linda Mincey-director of development and Felicia Smith-chief financial officer. www.bobbittfoundation.org First Annual Linda Bobbitt Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Gala A Success A story that was broken by our media team regarding a local pastor being recorded using racial slurs and profanity has been picked up by other media in the area. Kenneth Adkins, who came under fire for being seen in a local barbershop making some rather questionable comments, had his unedited response printed on our front page last week. He has since gone on to discuss what occurred with at least one other media house on camera. Adkins is seen pictured with a reporter from Action News, as is posted on their website. Editor's note: In the original article, we incorrectly identified persons whose names were called in the video. The correct names are Walter McNeely, Buck Crosby and Robert Griffin. Florida/Georgia Star Story Picked Up By Other Media The Linda Bobbitt Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarship recipients and its president and vice president. Pictured left to right: President, Linda Bobbitt, James Johnson, Olivia Morton, Walter Johnson, Andrea Pittman, Ashley Fowler, Justin Harden, Eboni Gibson, Raheem Turner and Vice-President, Deborah Edwards. (Photos by Angela Favors-Morrell)

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Rolle Leaves NFLTo Pursue Medical Dream APRIL 27, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9 By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star Born in Texas and raised briefly in Nassau, Bahamas, former Tennessee Titan Myron Rolle was on the rise when the Pittsburgh Steelers signed him to a serve/future contract in January of 2012. The 26 year-old son of Beverly and Whitney Rolle has opted out of a career in football to attend medical school. Rolle is a Rhodes Scholar and while at FSU, earned a Bachelors in Exercise Science with a 3.75 grade point average. He also spent a year studying at Oxford University. The safety has revealed that he plans to return to The Bahamas to open and operate the The Myron L. Rolle Medical Clinic and Sports Complex a free health services clinic in Steventon, Exuma, The Bahamas. He has already focused on health issues with Our Way to Health, an educational childhood anti-obesity program for Native Americans in Florida. Nike and the Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled the teams new NFL Nike Elite 51 Uniform design for the 2013 NFL season a completely integrated system of dress with an aggressive, modern design honoring the teams military fan base and positioning the team for the future. This design renaissance, developed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL and Nike, centers around the concept of the American dream and realizing success through hard work, ingenuity, and leadership … ideals that Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan is working to instill throughout the entire organization. NEWNIKEUNIFORMSFORJAGUARS

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APRIL27, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 By Kevin Kim Photos by Frank M. Powell Toiete Jackson celebrating 20 years of Honorable and Faithful Naval Service Specialist 1st Class All Saints Chapel Naval Air Station Jacksonville Retirement from The United States Navy on March 22, 2013 The retirement ceremony for Toiete A. Jackson, a, began with a warm welcome by Senior Chief Powell and with the national anthem sung by Ishmael Mayhew. The invocation was then delivered by Pastor Mark Mayhew, which was followed by colors being retired by the color guard. Chief Powell welcomed all who came to the special occasion and thanked Toiete Jackson for her contributions to the military. Jackson has worked for the United States Navy for 20 years and has provided great services and sacrifices to the country. Chief Powell went on to honor Jackson for her hard work and commemorating her retirement. The ceremony continued with special remarks by Tony Casullo, Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist, and LCDR Scott Moak, Executive Assistant to the Commander of the Navy Warfare Development Group. A letter of appreciation written by President Obama was then read honoring and thanking her for her contribution of honorable service to the country. Letters from MCPON and the governor of Florida were also read. Letters of appreciation were then presented to the family of Jackson. Jackson finally was introduced and came up to the podium. She gave her remarks and delivered gifts to her family. As Jackson took her seat, Old Glory was read by Virginia Robles as the flag of the United States of America was being passed. As the ceremony came to a close, Jackson walked towards the ceremonial bullet area as she gave her salutes. She then turned around and returned to her family as the ceremony concluded. Stage Aurora Presents the Mothers Day Hit Gospel-infused MusicalCROWNSBy Regina Taylor Jacksonville, FL-Stage Aurora presents the hit musical CROWNS for Mothers Day May 10-12 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall located at 5188 Norwood Avenue inside the Gateway Town Center. Crowns is the stand-up-and-testify musical written by Regina Taylor. Its a soul-stirring tribute to the relationship between women and their unique fussy, furry, feathery, fierce, funny, and flamboyant hats. CROWNS is also based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. The story focuses on Yolanda, a young Brooklyn girl, who is sent down South to stay with her grandmother, encounters her grandmother and her grandmother's friends in the rituals of HAT preparation for fun and going to Sunday church service! The talented cast features Tarra Jones, Staci Anderson, Monique Ellis, Dee Dee Ellis, Candace E. Crump, Brendy Merricks, Victoria Canady, Teresa Smith, Kai Smith, and Marc Curtis Little as Man. The production is steered by Stage Aurora Founder Darryl Reuben Hall with Jason Alexander as Musical Director and Sade Casper as Choreographer. Performances are as follows: Friday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m.Ticket prices are as follows: $20.00/ Advance and $25/Door; Seniors (65+) and Students (18 and under) $15 at the door ONLY. All must show proper I. D. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketleap.com, Brothers 2000 in Gateway Town Center (904) 768-6004 (Advance tickets ONLY in Cash); or by calling the Stage Aurora Box Office at (904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373. LOCAL Florida Toiete Jackson Retirement Celebration LCDR Scott Moak and MC1 (SW/AW) Toiete Jackson

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FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM GEORGIA / CARIBBEAN ARTHIA NIXON TALK OF THE TOWN FRANCES BRADLEY, VOLUME BURKS SPECIAL SECTION TIA AYELE SPORTS MIKE BONTS LAURENCE GREENE COLUMNS YOLANDA KNUCKLE GEORGIA MARKETING and NEWS ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL DISTRIBUTION DAVID SCOTT Announcements & Classifieds EMPLOYMENTSTANTON GALA The 7th Annual Stanton Alumni Gala, a semi-formal affair, will be held at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive on June 22, 2013. For tickets and more information, contact Chairman Kenneth Reddick at 764-8795 or kwreddick@comcast.net The 7th Stanton Alumni Gala Planning Meetings the current class leaders of Old Stanton, New Stanton, and Stanton Vocational High Schools met Monday, April 8th at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street, to discuss plans for the 7th Stanton Alumni Gala, June 22, 2013. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Bethel on May 13th and June 10th. Representatives from all classes are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Charman, Kenneth Reddick at 764-8795 or kwreddick@comcast.net Summer Health & Safety Fair Saturday, May 4, 2013* 1747 Baptist Clay Drive, Fleming Island, 10 am … 1 pm. (In case of severe weather, rain date is Sunday, May 5, noon to 3 pm). The public is invited to the Open House and Dedication of the Baptist Clay Medical Campus, where Baptist Health leadership and local officials will participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony and offer remarks. The second annual free Indo-American Medical Association (IAMA) of Northeast Florida Health Fair will be held Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Wyndham Downtown Jacksonville Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive. Free screenings will include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol (please come without eating breakfast), prostate screening, cardiac evaluation including echocardiogram and carotid Doppler testing, eye exams, dental screening, podiatry (foot) screening and education, nutrition counseling, women's health screening, arthritis and osteoporosis evaluation and mobile mammography. The mobile mammography must be scheduled ahead of time. Call 904-308-3780 to schedule. Teens N Transition are now accepting youths from ages 13-19 for our FREE music, vocal and praise dancing lessons in preparation for our upcoming concert Aug. 3, 2013. You may visit our website at www.teensntransition.com and/or call us at (904) 333-5040 to schedule an interview. Mayor Alvin Brown will host his Interfaith Breakfast on May 20 at 8:00 a.m., to be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. 32204. The breakfast, featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potters House of Dallas, will focus on the theme  Faith, Family and Friends .Ž THE NEW STANTON CLASS OF 1969 MONTHLY MINIREUNIONS! THIS MONTH WE WILL BOWL AND COMPETE WITH MATTHEW W. GILBERT CLASS OF 1969ƒITS OKAYƒ YOU DONT BOWLƒ COME ANYWAY & JOIN THE FUNƒ CLASSMATES YOU HAVE NOT SEENƒFOR MORE INFORMATION CALL JACKIE GLOVERŽ LINDSEY (904) 751-4723. 50 YEAR HISTORICAL CELEBRATION DUVAL MEDICAL CENTER (DMG), UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, SHANDS HOSPITAL. RETIREE LUNCHEON ALL PAST & PRESENT EMPLOYEES ARE INVITED. SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2013 2:00PM, AT BONOS BANQUET ROOM, 5903 NORWOOD AVENUE. TO RSVP, CALL (904) 356-4888. THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND 50 YEAR HISTORICAL CELEBRATION! SEE YOU THERE! The 37th Annual Pioneer Days Festival is just around the corner. Be sure to mark the dates, April 27th and 28th on your calendar and make plans to attend this fun and exciting event. Along with the usual features of Arts and Craft vendors, a great Food Court, Heritage Village, Kids Korral, Shoot-Out Re-enactments and live entertainment, this year we will have the Seminole Indian Dance Circle, a special Railroad history display, a Business Expo and much more. Come to High Springs on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th and join in the fun! For more information see our website, www.highsprings.com., or call 386-454-3120 HUMAN HEALTH Florida NOW Says NO to Alimony BillThe Florida National Organization for Women (Florida NOW) calls on Governor Rick Scott to veto the damaging alimony reform bill that is currently on his desk. HB 231and SB 718 have both passed with an alarming majority by the very predominantly male legislatureŽ, said Donna Slutiak, president of the Florida chapter. This bill is very damaging to the women of this state.Ž There are untold thousands of women who spent their lives staying at home while helping a husband advance his career, only to be dumped when he achieves success and decides he needs a younger wife. The wife is left penniless, with only the skills for a minimum wage job. What about the woman who worked to put her husband through many years of school, only to see him move on when the money starts coming in? Alimony is sometimes the only way she has a chance to share in the rewards they earned together. Where is her reward?Ž Slutiak continued: Granted, there are alimony decisions that may be unfair to either party. That is why we believe these should be examined on a case by case basis. This sweeping reform goes too far, and forces unnecessary restrictions on the courts that will disproportionately hurt too many women in our state.Ž WOMEN, WORDS AND WISDOM 2013 SPEAKER SERIESThe Womens Center of Jacksonville presents the third annual 2013 Speaker Series -Women, Words and Wisdom and our third speaker for this years series, Madeline Scales-Taylor on May 7th. The lecture will be held at Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm with the featured speaker, and at 6:30 pm, the lecture with a question and answer session to follow. Ticket prices are $35. Madeline Scales-Taylor concludes the 2013 Speaker Series on Tuesday, May 7th with, "Move Over Rocking Chair: Women Retirees in the 21st Century ," a discussion of the many discoveries and observations about life's ever-changing status. Join this baby-boomer as she shares her insights on how retirement can impact women and transform the "ME" generation into the "WE" generation. Ms. Scales-Taylor's career spanned 37 years and included work with both the for profit and nonprofit sectors in human resources training, marketing and community relations. The Speaker Series benefits the Expanded Horizons. A gender-specific literacy program providing one-on-one tutors and small classes to meet the learning needs o f women. The program addresses many types of literacy needs, such as reading, writing, math, computer skills, GED preparation as well as financial and health literacy. For ticket information go to www.womenscenterofjax.org or call (904) 722-3000 x 0. Tickets are $35 for a single lecture. This includes the reception before the talk. Media Sponsor: WJCT Public Broadcasting Full biographies and photos are available for each speaker. The Womens Center of Jacksonville is a community based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women. Offering comprehensive services under one roof, our mission is to support and empower women and to nurture mind, body and spirit. The warm and welcoming environment of the Womens Center offers a unique and safe place for women and their families who seek assistance. Programs include affordable mental health counseling education, advocacy and health information for breast cancer survivors adult literacy and tutoring 24/7 crisis intervention and advocacy for victims of sexual violence a 24 hour rape hotline rape prevention education for youth Girls Circle program for girls personal growth and support groups a gallery for women artists and information and referral. Each year the Women's Center touches the lives of nearly 11,000 women and girls.

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