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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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Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry have not kept it a secret that they have a special bond as close friends. The actor/director and founder of Tyler Perry Studios caught up with Queen O to film a commercial for her cable channel OWN. The ad begins with Madea driving down a country road in pure Mabel Simmons fashion when she comes across Oprah doing the famous mad Sophia strut, fists balled. Oprah then delivers Sophias iconic All my life I had to fight!Ž monologue but changes it up to make it personal to the media mavens own life. 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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Today 135 college students stood in unity. They are hurting and willing to stand but we need your support. Yesterday, Kendrick tomorrow it could be your love one.Ž SEE STORY ON PAGE 8KPUKFG<"IKCPVU"WRFCVGUUgg"Rcig" ;."Urqtvu< Eqnnkpu"Eqogu"Qwv< PDC‘u"Hktuv"Qrgpn{ Ic{"Rnc{gt"Tgx0"Cn"Ujctrvqp"cpf"PCP"Tgrtgugpvcvkxgu"Kp" Xcnfquvc"Uggmkpi"Cpuygtu"Kp"Vggp‘u"Fgcvj PHN"HQT"DTWPUYKEM‘U"UNC[The mother of the three toddlers found wandering in Jacksonville was in the hospital and the man she left to care for her children has been arrested after police discovered the home filled with dirty diapers, spoiled food and drugs. The suspect has been identified as Lanard Bell. A citizen found the three small children walking down the 3200 block of San Diego Road and summoned police. The oldest. aged 4 gave her name and reffered to one of the boys as JuniorŽ. 3 hours later, Bell reported them missing.Officers responded to the address and found the home in utter disarray. Marijuana was found in front of the living room couch. A scale and pipe were found on top of the coffee table in the living room. Dirty diapers were on the floor, mattresses were standing against the wall, and unusable beds with out sheets. There was spoiled food on the floor and in the kitchen area. The mother had left the children in the care of the suspect while she was in the hospital (which police did verify). This is still an ongoing investigation. The suspect was arrested for six counts of child neglect, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug Ocp"Ftkxgu"Lcz"Rcuvqt‘u"Ect Vq"Eqru"Chvgt"Mknnkpi"Jko Cttguv"Kp"”Ycpfgtkpi"Vqffngt‘"Ecug 24 year-old Terrence Rashad Wright was arrested on Tuesday after driving to the Zone 2 police substation and telling cops he had just killed someone by beating them with a hammer to the head. By running the tag in the vehicle Wright parked in the Assistant Chiefs parking spot, cops located the address of the victim and found him dead in the kitchen with severe head trauma. The deceased was identified as John Henry Bowser, Pastor of the Glorious Church of the Lord. The suspect was transported to the Homicide Office where during an interview he confessed to beating the victim in the head with a hammer until he was dead. The suspect said his motivation was to steal money so that he could buy crack cocaine. Wright was arrested for murder. Mtku"Mtquu"Tcrrgt"Hqwpf Fgcf"Cv"Cig"56 We cannot continue to allow young people to die and have law officials not give straight answerŽ Marypat Hector, National Youth Director for Al Sharptons National Action Network.Chris Mac Daddy Kelly, one half of early 1990s teen rap duo Kris Kross is dead. The 34 year-old was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home on the afternoon of May 1. Kelly (left) was transported to the Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiners Office. Kelly shot to fame in 1992 with the single Jump along with Chris Daddy MacŽ Smith. The duo recently performed in Atlanta for Jermaine Dupris So So Def 20th reunion in February 2013. QHHKEKCNU"YTQPI"HQT"CTTGUVKPI"RTQVGUVKPI"RCUVQTBy Demetrious Lawrence Florida/Georgia Star Former Brunswick Pirate Darius Slay sat in the green room in New York at the NFL Draft on Thursday night waiting for his name to be called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Unfortunately, that moment never came. He would have to wait a day later and on Friday, Slay slipped into the second round, where he was drafted by the Detroit Lions, No. 36 overall. He still had his moment on stage, though, with former Lions receiver Herman Moore calling his name. "My family and I just stayed there,Ž he recalled. "I planned on leaving, but my mom told me to stay because I work hard for what I deserve. You only get drafted once, so I wanted to walk off stage and enjoy every moment of it." SEE PAGE 9 Uqrjkc"Oggvu"Ocfgc"Kp"Pgy Qrtcj1V{ngt"Rgtt{"Cf" There is no evidence that he made any threatening commentsŽ U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood said in a 44-page document regarding the 2009 arrest of Rev. Zack Llyde. The Brunswick pastors arrest was replayed on CNN and analyzed by several noted Tea Party analysts. Llyde filed the lawsuit claiming that the arresting officer infringed on his free speech rights for refusing the officer's order to leave a rally of about two dozen people who were protesting President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The decision allows Lyde to pursue a civil trial seeking damages from the city. Rev. Zack LlydeEqwtv"Twngu"Egnn Rjqpg"Ugctej ku"WpeqpuvkvwvkqpcnThe Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a warrantless police search of an arrested person's mobile phone is unconstitutional. The court ruled 7-2 on Thursday in a case out of Jacksonville. The majority opinion said law enforcement officers rightly took the defendant's cell phone while he was being physically searched. But "a warrant was required before the information, data, and content of the cell phone could be accessed and searched." The dissenting justices noted that four federal appeals courts have ruled that searching a cellphone found on someone arrested is "within the proper scope of a search incident to arrest."

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NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH 737 Jessie St., Jacksonville Members cordially invite you to come and join us as we celebrate our Annual Leona Daniels Day on May 19, 2013. Our services are as follows: Church School at 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m. our Preacher for the hour will be Rev. Tony D. Hansberry, presiding Elder of the Suwannee-North District; Evening Worship at 3:00 p.m. our Preacher for the hour will be Rev. Karl Smith, pastor of Greater Bethel AMEC in Gainesville, FL. Come to the Fountain so rich and sweet, cast your soul at the Saviors feet.Ž For more information, call 904-358-2258. NEW BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1824 Prospect St., Jacksonville -is holding a Community Welcome & Fun Day,Ž on Saturday, May 25th beginning at 9:00 a.m. We will have bounce houses, snow cones, hot dogs, hamburgers, games, & other things on that day, all completely FREE. Call 904-764-5727 for more information. MT. SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2036 Silver Street, Jacksonville, with Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor, is celebrating its 105th Church Anniversary. The anniversary will be on the following nights starting at 6:45 p.m. Monday, May 13th; Wednesday, May 15th; Friday, May 17th. We will conclude our celebration on Sunday afternoon, May 19th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to attend this celebration. For more information, call 904-354-7249. Sis. Earlene Marpress is the Chairperson. WOMEN, WORDS AND WISDOM 2013 SPEAKER SERIES The 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 theme is Move Over Rocking Chair: Women Retirees in the 21st Century,Ž a discussion of the many discoveries and observations about the lifes ever-changing status. 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 both the for profit and nonprofit sectors in human resources training, marketing and community relations. For ticket information go to www.womenscenterofjax.org or call (904) 722-3000 x 0. Ticket are $35 for a single lecture. This includes the reception before the talk. JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Lucille, died April 25, 2013. ANDERSON, Daniel, died April 22, 2013. ANDREWS, Frederick, died April 24, 2013. BALL, Maurice, died April 24, 2013. BARNHILL Lois H., 94, died April 25, 2013. BATTLE Annie, 53, died April 29, 2013. BERRY Jason Jacabee Bradley, 20, died April 28, 2013. BLOUNT Georgia A., died April 23, 2013. BRANNON, Steven L., died April 27, 2013. BRIGHTMAN, Florence, died April 24, 2013. BROWN, Mary Katherine, 92, died April 17, 2013. CLARK, Robert J., Sr., died April 27, 2013. COOPER Walter, Sr., died April 25, 2013. CREWS Peggy Jean, died April 24, 2013. DALIT, Jade A., died April 27, 2013. DAVIS Ruth, 88, died April 26, 2013. DENMARK, Marvin, Sr., died April 26, 2013. ELIXSON, Vernie Gordon, 77, died April 29, 2013. FLOOD Joann, 70, died April 29, 2013. FLUELLEN Robert, died April 28, 2013. GABE, Kwame, died April 17, 2013. GADSON Viola, died April 24, 2013. HIGGINBOTHAM James, 70, died April 28, 2013. HILL, Bessie Lee, 88, died April 24, 2013. HUNT, Moses, Jr., died April 27, 2013. JOHNSON, Ernest S. Peazy, Sr., died April 29, 2013. JOHNSON, Ernestine, died April 25, 2013. MARSH, Jeanette L., died April 21, 2013. McELVEEN, Rhoda E., died April 22, 2013. McKEVITT, James Patrick, 83, died April 26, 2013. McKNIGHT Gary Lee, 62, died April 29, 2013. McNEILL Date, 83, died April 20, 2013. MILLENBINE, Otis Evan, 91, died April 23, 2013. MONACO, John Del, Jr., 90, died April 20, 2013. MORRISON Ollie Etha, died April 27, 2013. PRICE Raymond Clyde, 86, died April 23, 2013. RAY-Burke Geraldine Marie, 64, died April 24, 2013. RUNNELS Tammie, 47, died April 23, 2013. RUSSELL Phyllis G., 68, died April 27, 2013. SAMPSON Alphonso, 61, died April 22, 2013. SCHNEIDER Frank D., 79, died April 24, 2013. SCOTT Frank, 74, died April 27, 2013. SECKEL Thomas G., 76, died April 23, 2013. SMITH, Mashalya Sharay, 41, died April 23, 2013. SONE Daniel Jae, 69, died April 28, 2013. TANNER Oral Stanley, 64, died April 28, 2013. TAYLOR, Patricia Cordell, 57, died April 19, 2013. TOWNSEND Murrie Lee, died April 28, 2013. TUCKER, Julliette Hunter, died April 27, 2013. TUTTLE, Maj. Allen J.,USA Ret., 79, died April 24, 2013. VARNES Kenneth Elton, Sr., 69, died April 25, 2013. WHITE William Walter, 87, died April 28, 2013. WIELAND AZ2 Sean, USN, died April 19, 2013. WILKINS, David A., died April 24, 2013. WILLIAMS Beverly McCloud, died April 24, 2013. WILLIAMS Queen, died April 28, 2013. WOOLSTON, John Webster, 68, died April 24, 2013. WRIGHT Kenneth, 79, died April 29, 2013. WYNN Henry, died April 27, 2013.~*~ALDRIDGE, Patricia A., 80, died April 26, 2013. BARNEMAN Rosemary, 58, died April 30, 2013. DAVIS, Marcia Ann McClurd, died April 23, 2013. HARTZELL Imogene, 75, died April 23, 2013. MILLS Sue Garrett, died April 26, 2013. PARKER Phil, 72, died April 29, 2013. STRICKLAND, Bessie L., 85, died April 30, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR MAY 4, 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 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 Holy Land Trip and Shopping ExperienceOne Full day of the Holy Land ExperienceSaturday May 18, 2013 Price Includes: Breakfast … Bus Transportation and Ticket into the Park Age 16 to Adults $65.00; Age 6 to15 $55.00; Pre-K to Age 8 $25.00 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) 444-1457 Alphonse Braggs, Pastor

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Rev. Anderson was outside one Saturday morning washing his brand new car, when walking down the street came Lil Meechie pulling a lawn mower with a for sale sign on it. How much do you want for the mower?Ž asked Rev. Anderson. I just want enough money to go out and buy me a bicycle,ŽLil Meechie said. After a moment of consideration, Rev. Anderson asked, Will you take the bike in the garage as a trade for it?Ž Lil Meechie asked if he could try it out first, and after riding the bike around Sheraton Plaza a little while said, Rev, youve got yourself a deal.Ž The preacher took the mower and began to try to crank it. He pulled on the string again and again with no response from the mower. Rev. Anderson called Lil Meechie back over and said, I cant get this mower to start.Ž Lil Meechie said, My Uncle Harry says you have to curse at it to get it started.Ž Rev.Coleman looked sternly at the kid and said, Dementrious, Ive been a pastor for twenty-five years. I dont even remember how to curse.Ž Lil Meechie looked at him with that look that only Lil Meechie could give and said, Just keep pulling on that string, itll come back to ya!Ž And jumped back on his new bike and rode the bicycle back home. MAY 4, 2013THE STARPAGE 3 KV‘U"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG 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 Local government, business and legal news you can use every weekday. Since 1912. Business leads The Duval County Delinquent Real Estate Tax List sale will be held May 29thFor a copy or more information call904.356.2466Visit us online atwww.jaxdailyrecord.com Its time to submit your Choice application for Duval County Public Schools.Choice applications are due May 17, 2013.Submit your application by mail or in person to School Choice Office, Duval County Public Schools, 1701 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32207 The choice is all yours.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MARCH 30, 2013 Avela Day SpaSpringfield residents are all abuzz aboutAvela Day Spa located in the heart of the historic district at North Main and East 5thStreets. The shop (pronounced ah-vay-lah) is owned and operated by Springfielders Darlene and Barney Spann. It is a full service nail and body treatment salon offering nail care, facials, waxing, eyebrow threading, and eyelash application. In addition to nail technology, owner Darlene is a licensed aesthetician trained in body wrap application and spray tanning. The establishment plans to offer the popular tanning service in the future. The Spanns could have located their business in suburban Jacksonville, which is peppered with nail salons and day spas. However, as residents of Springfield for 26 years the couple believes the current push for residential and business growth in downtown will benefit Springfields commercial district given its proximity to the citys center and location on the same side of the St. Johns River. In all of downtown and Springfield, the nearest nail salon is 3 miles north of Avela. When asked about the name Avela, Darlene told a charming story of the names origin. While the word avela is a genus of butterfly or moth (I was curious, so I googled it), Darlene derived her Avela from the names of strong women in our lives who made contributions to us.Ž Lets start from the very beginning, a very good place to start.Ž The first letter is from the Spanns three daughters Amanda (also the name of a favorite aunt), Amira, and Adeba whose first names begin and end with a The v comes from daughter Amandas middle name, Victoria, and another aunt named Vivian. The e and l represent the first letters of Barney and Darlenes mothers, Evelyn and Lena, respectively (not so coincidentally, daughters Amira Evelyn and Adeba Lena share their grandmothers names). That will bring us back to a (recognize a take on the Do-Re-Mi song from the Sound of Music?Ž). Avela uses OPI and Essie nail colors, and offers the popular gel nail polishes. A basic mani/pedi is reasonably priced. For a couple of dollars more, the manicure includes a soothing hand massage with Dead Sea salt scrub infused with essential oils, which I enjoyed. Im also excited that they offer eyebrow threading as an alternative to shaping the brows with wax. Currently, threading is available on Fridays by appointment only. When I visited the salon for services, I was surprised that the manicure was offered before the pedicure, since most shops typically do the feet first. I like the sho ps unique approach, though. Having the manicure first allowed my nails to thoroughly dry, thus reducing the chance of accidental smudges. I cant count the number of times t hat I ruined freshly polished nails while opening my car door or turning on the ignition or just moving from the nail station to the nail dryer, no matter how careful I tried to be! Avela has a friendly staff of professionals (thank you for the experience, Rachel), who complement the comfortable atmosphere. The salon also offers water, green tea, wines, and a variety of Ghirardelli chocolates for customers to enjoy. With Mothers Day around the corner, a hot stone pedicure and deluxe manicure would be a perfect gift. For a limited time custo mers can also take advantage of Ten Bucks Tuesday.Ž For more information visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/aveladayspa or call (904) 353-3700 for an appointment. Avela Day Spa is located at 1445 N. Main Street. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.,Gamma Omicron Sigma chapter recently inducted five young women into the chapter. They are: Nicole Allen, Titilayo Kendrick, and Ebony Fisher. JaWanda Alexander and Brenda Henry members of the undergraduate chapter, Delta Upsilon, were also inducted. The president of Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter is Gloria Johnson. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded by seven school teachers in 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Public service, leadership, development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organizations programs and activities. The Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was chartered in 1962 in Jacksonville, Florida. Members of G amma Omicron Sigma have worked on many national projects over the years; such as, Operation Big Book Bag, Buckle Up America, Project Reassurance, Proje ct Wee Savers, and the annual Youth Symposium. The members have awarded scholarships to deserving high school and college students. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Laurence BlinkyŽ Walden, visual and performance artist, has been selected as a featured artist in the Visual Arts Gallery of the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center at Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida. Walden will also have art for sale at the Five Points Spring Fest on Park Street on May 5, 2013 from 2 p.m. … 10 p.m. His uniqu e renditions of African masks made of silverware and metal cookware are amazing! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Downtown Democratic Womens Information Network (DWIN) will hold a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 12 p.m. … 2 p.m. at the University Club, 1301 Riverplace Boulevard, 27thfloor. The guest speaker is Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Associate Professor of Finance at the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida. Dr. Ahmed served as member-at-large on the board of ACLU in Florida. He is also past chairman of the Council on Americ an Islamic Relations. The luncheon is $18 for members and $20 for guests. RSVP to Lisa Wright at wright@bellsouth.net DWINs vision is to collaboratewith organizations like the Duval County Democratic Executive Committee, the League of Women Voters, the Mayors Council, and JAX 2025 to secure voter rights and prevent the disenfranchisement of Duval County citizens. Ingrid Fluellen and Velma Rounsville serve as president and membership chairperson, respectively. For more information visit www.duvaldemocrats.org/clubs/dwin-democratic-womens-information-network/ E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks Darlene and Barney Spann, owners of Avela Day Spa Nail tech Rachel Linsley and Frances Bradley Avela gel color Mayor Alvin Brown and Avela Day Spa owner, Darlene Spann Gloria Johnson, President, Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Laurence Walden

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LOCAL MAY 4, 2013 THE ST AR PAGE 7 Florida Not more than a hundred pounds the boy ran in as fast as he could and told Sherrie Fausey she had to hide. Out of breath he warned her that there were men outside and they were looking for her demanding food, something that had become even scarcer in the poverty stricken country just days after the earthquake in 2010. Fausey remembers that day. And she remembers exactly what she said, I told them they could kill me. They could do what they wanted to me but they werent getting that food.Ž Fausey isnt used to backing down, but the Jacksonville native isnt afraid to ask for help either and now she needs it like never before. A temporary house that she was renting that provides shelter for over a dozen of the boys is no longer available. Their landlord isnt renewing their lease. Right now they have nowhere to go. She has a plan, but its going to cost money. She wants to purchase some vacant land across the street from the school that she runs in Port Au Prince and build the children a home. That way, it will be theirs and no one can take it away from them. I would be so happy to see the orphanage children in a good, sturdy home of their own. Everyone needs a home,Ž said Fausey. When area photographer Ryan Carter, from Carter photography, heard about the situation he wanted to help. He didnt hesitate when asked if he would participate in a fundraiser to help purchase a house for the soon to be homeless children in Haiti. I hear about people traveling to different parts of the world and helping out. I have never done it and I feel this is a great way to start out on that journey,Ž said Carter. Carter has teamed up with Meobachi Salon and Image Consulting Agency. Carter said the interior is beautiful and the light is amazing outside near the fountain. He said hes going to get some great shots for whoever comes out. On May 4, starting at 9am and going until about 4pm, hell be taking at least three different poses. It could make a nice Mothers Day present. We will be doing portraits. It dont matter who you bring, family, friends or just you. Please just come out. Its a great cause to support,Ž said Carter. Donations of any amount are appreciated. With all of the challenges Fausey has faced in Haiti, including this one of losing her home she said she refuses to give up. There is adversity, but there are also many successes, many joys, and many blessings. We have children who were too weak with malnutrition when we first saw them but are now running and playing, happy children. We have intellectually gifted children who were too poor to pay to go to school, but who will soon graduate from high school and become good, honest leaders in their country. We have teenagers who came from a life on the streets who are now going out and helping other people. I believe now is the time for Haitians to be given the education and training to go out and change their country. I believe that Haiti will rise up out of poverty because we invested in children who hold the keys to the future. We can make a difference,Ž said Fausey. For more information about the fundraiser please contact Cristin Jordan (904) 607-4873. The donation only photo shoot will be at Meobachi Salon and Consulting Agency from 9am-4pm. Meobachi is located at 6850 St Augustine Rd Jacksonville, FL. HAITI FUNDRAISER Magdala Sherrie with alot of kids

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PAGE8 THESTAR MAY 4, 2013 Brunswick Pastors Turn Fair Into Community Unity Affair Hector, who serves as National Youth Director of Rev. Jesse Jacksons National Action Network was a part of the caravan from Atlanta who came to protest and find out how Kendrick Johnson died. Johnson (pictured), a 17 year-old from Valdosta was found upside down in a rolled up mat inside the gym of Lowndes High School a day after he went missing. The graphic photos of the teen post mortem have led many to believe he was the victim of foul play. His face has been compared to that of lynched teen Emmitt Till. Sheriff Chris Prine said on May 2 that the investigation was very extensive and included the completion of multiple forensic tests, including DNA samples collected from the scene. He added that over 100 people were interviewed including students and teachers. While Johnsons death is being referred to as a tragic accidentŽ, Hector and other protestors feel there is a lot more to investigate. Hector also had the opportunity to speak with the students who knew Johnson. Kendrick Johnson, sophomore student was last seen leaving a class on January 10, 2013,Ž she told the Star on Thursday. His remains were found January 11, 2013 in the school gym rolled up in mats. The family, NAN, faith leaders and students are calling out for justice. This could be your son or your brother, your father, or even worse … you. We believe an independent state or federal investigation is appropriate. We demand answers for this family. We demand justice for KJ.ŽREV. JESSEJACKSON, VALDOSTATEENDEATH By Demetrious Lawrence Georgia/Florida Star Brunswick has lost one of it's most treasured citizens. Roosevelt Delanor Lawrence better know as "Belt" died last Friday morning at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center. He was 73-years old. Lawrence was a devoted Deacon of the Evangelistic Church Of God. His many attributes include Vice-President of the NAACP, served on the board of the Glynn County Housing Authority and the Coastal Georgia Community Area Action Authority. He also served as City Commissioner of Brunswick,Ga, Mayor Pro-Tem and was a volunteer for a host of other community agencies. He retired from the Brunswick Pulp and Paper Company. To put it modestly, Roosevelt loved Brunswick and it's people. He attended and graduated from the famed Risley High School where he helped win Brunswick's only State Football Championship in 1960. He also ran track and played basketball plus interest in swimming, playing tennis, and golf. Lawrence was also known to be an avid bowler, especially with the 2+2 bowling league of Brunswick. Earline Clark and Roosevelt Lawrence were married in 1948, they are the parents of two children. Katrenia Mitchell and Bernell Lawrence. Nine grandchildren and one great grand child followed. Local pastor Rev. Zack Lyde said of him: Roosevelt Lawrence will always be remembered as a man who loved people, and loved helping people. He was also an inspiration to every human being he came into contact with, that's why I've always promised him that I would fight the same fight that 'Belt" fought. I've now been inspired to run for mayor and continue fighting.Ž Meanwhile, Overseer Kenneth Atkins added, Commissioner Lawrence's leadership is still impacting southeast Georgia today and it is my prayer that young leaders that are being developed today take the time to read about his impact and study his style of leadership.Ž Former City Manger Roosevelt Harris said, Commissioner Lawrence was a part of the commission that hired me as City Manager and was one of the main reasons I got hired. I worked with Roosevelt for 7 out of my 14 years as City Manager and one thing you could count on was for Roosevelt to be un-wavering..If he stood for something he stood for it! Especially something that was relative to his community! I also admired that fact that he would stand for you, sometimes he had to stand alone, but if he believed in something or someone he's do just that! Out of 36 years in City Government Commissioner, Lawrence is amongst the top of my list of the favorites I've had the pleasure of working with.Ž Thank you Roosevelt Lawrence for being such an inspiration to our people and even our community as well. Every time we go by the The Roosevelt Lawrence Community and Recreation Center we'll be reminded of your love and dedication to this community! We need a lot more people like Commissioner Lawrence in our community!COMMUNITYLEADERSREMEMBERROOSEVELTLAWRENCE Rev. L. Carl Brown Mt. Olive Baptist Church Elder Candace Wilridge, Co-Pastor The New Unified Johnson Temple: FBC Elder D. B. West Pastor, Saint Andrews Holiness Church Rev. Willis Mullin, Pastor Bethel Baptist Church

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PAGE 6 THE STAR MAY 04, 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: Desmonique Bailey Age: 16 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 4/06/13 Name: Dennis Barron Age: 15 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 4/21/13 Name: Latia Kaid Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 2/28/13 Name: Gail Jones Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 4/08/13MOSTWANTED Name: Vincent Brandley Offense: Felony Battery Name: Jared Rashad Burgess Offense: Aggravated Battery Intended Harm Name: Robert L. Brown Offense: Domestic Battery Strangle, Intimidate/Force Witness Avoid Being a Victim! Dont Be a Target € Go with someone. There's safety in numbers. € Stay away from isolated areas. In buildings, avoid stairwells. € If you commute by public transportation try and sit near the driver, take an aisle seat, and arrange to have someone meet you at the bus stop and escort you home. Never fall asleep. Stay alert! € Stay near streetlights when walking at night. Avoid alleys, parks, and dark parking lots. € Protect your valuables. Hold your purse or backpack tightly and close to your body. € Don't carry a purse or pack hanging from one shoulder. € Don't carry large amounts of cash and carry your wallet in your front pocket not the back one. € Protect yourself with the clothing you wear. Clothing does matter because your first response to danger should be to get away. But, you can't run as fast in high heels or tight pants as you can in running shoes or clothing that is not confining. € When driving your car, keep your doors locked and windows rolled up and keep your car in good repair. € When you use the restroom, go with another person if possible. Look carefully in corners before you enter the restroom and in stalls before you use them. € Dont walk or jog early in the morning or late at night when the streets are deserted. € When out at night, try to have a friend walk with you. € Dont display other inviting targets such as pagers, cell phones, hand-held electronic games, or expensive jewelry and clothing. € If a dating partner has abused you, do not meet him or her alone. Do not let him or her in your home or car when you are alone. € If you are a battered spouse, call the police or sheriff immediately. Assault is a crime, whether committed by a stranger or your spouse or any other family member. If you believe that you and your children are in danger, call a crisis hotline or a health center (the police can also make a referral) and leave immediately. If Your Being Followed € Change direction. € Cross the street. € Walk with confidence, hold your head up high. € Walk briskly. € Keep looking around and behind you so the follower knows you can't be surprised. € Go to a well lighted area, anywhere there are people. € Notice and remember as much as possible about the person so you can give a good description. € Report the incident to the police. € If you are held up, don't resist. No amount of money is worth your life. € Don't assume the robber is unarmed. Safety Man Charged with Murder After Girlfriend Dies in HospitalA man was arrested after severely beating his girlfriend and was also charged with murder after her death. Police were called to a home and learned that 61-yearold Elizabeth Browder, a disabled adult, had been severely beaten by her boyfriend. Due to the nature of the case, the Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation. Browder was transported to the hospital and made several statements to medical staff that her boyfriend/caregiver repeatedly struck her in the head. Detectives met with the boyfriend identified as Billy Dwayne Elrod, 54. During the investigation, Elrod was arrested for aggravated abuse on a disabled adult and given a $200,000 bond. Browder remained in the hospital for continued medical treatment. She died almost three weeks later after Elrons arrest as a result of the injuries sustained. Elrod's charges were then upgraded to second-degree murder. Elrod is being held on no bond. Billy Elrod Employee Kills Dog of Store Owner Police arrested a man for beating a dog to death and burglarizing two local businesses where the crime occurred. During the morning, an owner of an auto repair shop arrived at his business and called police to report that his dog was missing. Later that day, he reviewed video surveillance and saw horrific images of a man beating his dog to death. When police came, the store owner identified the suspect at 52-year-old Kevin Koscielniak. The suspect was an employee who was asked to leave a day earlier after causing a disturbance. The investigation determined that Koscielniak climbed over a barbed wire fence, killed the dog with a tire iron, wrapped the dog in a blanket, cut the fence to an adjacent business, dragged the dog onto that property, and buried it there. Police were able to locate Koscielniak and arrested him. He was charged with one count of cruelty to animals resulting in death, one count of improper disposal of dead animals, two counts of burglary, one count of tampering with evidence and one count for damaging the fence. He is being held on $7,620 bond. Incarcerated Man Orders Hit on His Rape and Kidnap Victims A man who was doing time for kidnapping and raping, ordered a hitŽ on his victims so they will not be able to appear in court. For over a week, Demetrius Morris, 27, communicated through hand written notes to a listed witness expressing his desire to have a hitŽ placed on a 70-year-old woman and her daughter. Police say the elderly victim was someone Morris raped and the daughter was someone Morris had kidnapped last October. Morris expressed his desire to have the hitŽ completed before his court date on May 8, 2013, so they wouldnt be able to testify. He also advised he would pay for the hitŽ with Social Security money he is scheduled to be paid. Detectives have added the charge of solicitation to commit first degree murder to the list of charges that Demetreius Morris had while currently incarcerated. Kevin Koscielniak Demetrius Morris Woman Poses as Social Worker to Take Child from Foster Home A woman who was posing as a social worker to take a child from a foster home was arrested after things did not go as planned. Due to an investigation being conducted by the Department of Children and Families, it was necessary to remove a child from the home and place the child in a foster home. The day after the child was placed in the foster home, a female who identified herself as Lisa Grass,Ž paid a visit to the foster home. Ms. Grass identified herself as a social worker. She said she was there to take the child and reunite the child with a parent. The person at the foster home did not believe the story, told her to leave and that they were going to call law enforcement. Grass then fled the area. Deputies later determined that Linda GrassŽ left voice mail messages on the cell phone of the juvenile in question. Grass made contact with the child in the driveway of the foster home, in an attempt to persuade the juvenile to get into her vehicle. During one of Grasss visits to the foster home, a witness was able to obtain a vehicle description and tag number. With this information in hand, detectives took note of the license tag and put together a photo-pack. All parties involved viewed the photo-pack and positively identified the suspect as 65-year-old Linda Grass. She was arrested and charged with interference with child custody. Her bond was set at $500. Through the investigation, detectives learned that Grass was working with the biological father, 51-year-old Scott Alden Smith, of the juvenile. He was also arrested for his involvement in the case. He was chargedwith interference with child custody as well. His bond was set at $500. Woman Charged with Manslaughter After Child Dies in Bathtub A woman was arrested after a witnesss report. At approximately 4:15 p.m., Sierra McMillan placed her 7month-old infant inside the bathtub and started the water for a bath. McMillan left the infant in the bathtub with the water running to answer the door to a solicitor. While inside the apartment, the solicitor (witness) was able to hear the water running and a child crying. The witness said that after a few minutes, the infant had stopped crying. The witness said that after about 15-20 minutes, the McMillan went into the bathroom and turned the water off. When she returned, the witness noticed the her arms and the front of her shirt to be wet. The witness remained in the apartment a few more minutes until McMillan asked him to come back another time. After leaving the apartment, the witness saw police and emergency personnel arriving to the apartment. He observed EMS personnel leaving the scene with a baby and decided to tell police what he had just witnessed while within the apartment. An autopsy of the victim was conducted and the manner of death was listed as accident and the cause of death as drowning of an unattended child. The child had died of drowning caused by being left alone in the bathtub while the water was running. Police arrested McMillan without incident. McMillan was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. Linda Grass Sierra McMillan

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Gay In, God Out? Sports Storm Brews APRIL 27, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star The sports world has spawned the latest topic for debate after several faithbased groups are claiming that the media is promoting homosexuality over religion in the wake of Boston Celtics player Jason Collins announcing hes gay. Many have accused him of being deceptive, with the fact that he was once engaged and in a relationship for over five years with a woman. Last week in Sports Illustrated Collins stated: "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, "I'm different." If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand.Ž Still many claim that Jacksonville son Tim Tebow was criticised for professing his Christian faith and writing John 3:16 on his face during games and not praised. This, they say is a double standard to promote. Collins is a free agent and it is unclear who he will be playing with next season. Slay made the most of a tough situation, which is what he's been doing since he was 15 years old. Thats when he found out he was going to be a father. At the time, he thought about dropping out of high school to get a job to support his son, Darion. But his mother, Stephanie Lowe, wouldn't have it. "It was rough for me, but my mom stayed in my corner," Slay said. "I thought it was the end of the world. But my mom told me keep pushing because I felt like I had to quit school to maybe take care of my son. "So, my mom just helped me out a lot. She kept him while I was in school. When I got back, it was daddy time. I did my job when I got back. My mom made sure (I went) to school (to) graduate. That's what I did." That's why it had to be a particularly special moment for Slay to have his son -now five … and mother with him in New York to see him fulfill his dream. "I enjoyed every bit of it," he said. "You know, I had my mom down there with me." As for Darion, he wasn't quite sure what took so long to finally join his dad on stage in New York. "The only thing he understands is why I wasn't on the TV yet," Slay said. "He was worried about why I didn't get drafted yet. He knew I was supposed to go. He (was) like, 'Dad, I'm ready to leave.' He was ready for me to just walk on the stage and get it over with." Slay had to grow up quick because of Darion and he thinks that will serve him well in the NFL. "I developed as a man at a young age. I grew up early," he said. "Basically, I knew I put myself in position to not make mistakes again." Slay (6-0, 192) will have an opportunity to compete for a starting cornerback spot for the Lions in the fall. "You know, I'm just coming here to compete and get better every day," he said. "That's my goal, come in and work hard. That's winehat I did at Mississippi State and that's what I'm going to continue to do.. Darius, if what you did at Brunswick High, Itawamba Community College, and Mississippi State are any indications of what you can do. GREATNESS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. I can imagine the whole Glynn Co. will be Lion fans now.....GO LIONS!Local star Darius Slay picked in NFL 2nd Round

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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 STANTON ALUMNI ANNUAL GALA Plans are ongoing for the 7th Annual Stanton Alumni Gala, June 22, 2013 at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel. For ticket and ad information, contact 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. 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! AMATEUR NIGHT AUDITIONS Thursday, May 9th, from 5:00 6:15 p.m. There is no charge to auditon for Amateur Night at the Ritz. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Production Manager at the Ritz Theatre and Museum at (904)632-5555 or tthomas@coj.net AUCTIONSJACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL This local tradition attracts thousands to the heart of Downtown fo r featured activities and a variety of jazz performances on three stages, May 23-26. Also, the party continues each night with Jazz Fest After Dark! Summer Reading Skills Programs on Campus University of North Florida, Division of Continuing Education, will offer eight different reading skills programs fo r 4 year olds through adults. Tuition and materials fees vary by program level. Early summer session begins the wee k of June 12, 2013, and a late summer session begins the week of July 16, 2013. Programs offered on the University of North Florida campus. Reading programs fo r younger students build comprehension and students learn the phonics and fluency skills they need to become strong readers. Programs for older students and adults are geare d toward improving comprehension and study skills, vocabulary, and speed reading. The skills taught in the classes reinforce the importance of reading for pleasure and developing a lifelong love of books. For more information about the reading programs or to register, call (888) 201-2448, 7am to 10pm Monday-Friday, or 8am to 7pm Saturday-Sunday. 18th Annual VSA Festival at the Cummer Museum o f Art & Gardens A VSA Festival VIP/Media tour is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, at 11:45 a.m. with Museum Director Hope McMath. During the 30-minute tou r of the Festival, media are invited to take photographs, video and interview participating teachers and parents. Media will also have the opportunity to join us for lunch immediately following the tour for in-depth interviews with volunteers and VIPs. For more information about the media tour or to RSVP, please call Amy Chamberlin a t (904) 899-6034. The Clay Chamber Foundation Education Awards Luncheon Thursday, May 9, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Carmike Cinemas Fleming Island, 1820 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, FL 32003, honoring outstanding students and teacher at our Education Awards Luncheon. Lucy Ann Hoover Deputy District Directo r for Congressman Ted S. Yoho, DVM, will be our keynote speaker. Three $1,000 scholarships and four $500 scholarships will be awarded by the Clay County Chambe r Foundation. In addition, one teacher and one studen t from each high school will receive a spotlight on education award. Registration is $25 if you register and pay by May 6. After May 6, the price goes up to $30 per ticket. To register, go to www.claychamber.com and click on the events calendar under programs and events. You can also email us at events@claychamber.com or give us a call a t (904) 264-2651. 47 LOTS in Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake, East Tennessee. FORECLOSURE AUCTION. May 11, 10:30 AM. Furrow Auction Co. 1-800-4FURROW. www.furrow.com TN Lic. #62 In Loving Memory of Ernestine Baker JohnsonMarch 16, 1939 April 25, 2013 Ernestine Baker was born in Jacksonville, Florida on March 16, 1939 to the late Rev. Dennis and Winnie Baker. She was raised in the church by a devoted aunt, the late Ethel Baker Moultrie. As a Christian, Ernestine continued in the church and recently became a member of the Potters House Christian Center Ernestine was educated in the public schools of Duval County, Florida graduating from Matthew W. Gilbert class of 1957 and, at the age of 60, she continued her studies at Edwards Waters College earning her Bachelors Degree. While living in New York Ernestine worked for the U. S. Postal Service and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. Ernestine was an enterprising entrepreneur with many business interests. Moving back to Jacksonville, she began to sell suits and dresses from New York to many men and women of Jacksonville under the name DElegante Fashions. She began a small computer company where she sold computers. Wanting to share her passion for the past, Ernestine would set up exhibit tables wherever she was provided space so that she could display her collection of black inventors: twice at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida and once at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. She operated these exhibit tables much as a traveling museum. As her collection of photos, posters and memorabilia about black history grew to about 1,500 items, all of which she had been gathering for 15 years, the Lord blessed and her dream came true when she opened the People of Color Scientists & Inventors Museum in 2010 with free space provided by the Gateway Mall to permanently house her collection of black inventors and scientists. Ernestine opened the doors of her Museum to assorted visitors, including representatives from the Duval County school system. In 1958, Ernestine was married to the late Lewis Johnson, and this union produced five children.

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THE STARMAY 4, 2013 PAGE 12 Pgy"Dgvjngjgo"Okuukqpct{"Dcrvkuv Ejwtej"vq"kpuvcnn"pgy"rcuvqtNew Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Inc., 1824 Prospect St., will formally install the Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise as their new pastor during an installation celebration & service on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the main Sanctuary of the church. Rev. Wise is a native of Jacksonville. He completed his undergraduate studies at FSCJ & Florida Progressive Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his Master of Ministry degree and The Doctor of Ministry degree in 2009 from The Jacksonville Theological Seminary. He serves as Dean of Religious Education of the Congress of Christian Education (EPBA). He accepted the call as Pastor of New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in January 2013. Rev. Wise is married to Lady Nikasha M. Wise who walks hand in hand with him at New Bethlehem, The Church Where God Provides Hope, Help & HealingŽ. Employ Florida is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The Employ Florida telephone number may be reached by persons using TTY/TTD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Disponible en Espanol. 1-866-FLA-2345EmployFlorida.comJASMINE GREENMonitor Support Technician, Shands HospitalJOB RESOURCES at EmployFlorida.com helped Jasmine choose a career path and “nd a job she loves. You too can discover REAL RESULTS with Employ Florida. EmployFlorida.com1-866-FLA-2345 Disponible en Espanol. t 711. vice a Relay Ser y Florida telephone numb e The Emplo disabilities. A y Florida is an equal opportunity program. Emplo TTY/TTD equipment v e r may be reached by persons using vailable upon request to ind vicesarea av y aids and ser A uxiliar via the Florida dividuals with



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This our brother that was murdered and was left like trash. Today 135 college students stood in unity. They are hurting and willing to stand but we need your support. Yesterday, Kendrick tomorrow it could be your love one. SEE STORY ON PAGE 8KPUKFG<"IKCPVU"WRFCVGUUgg"Rcig" ;."Urqtvu< Eqnnkpu"Eqogu"Qwv< PDCu"Hktuv"Qrgpn{ Ic{"Rnc{gt"Tgx0"Cn"Ujctrvqp"cpf"PCP"Tgrtgugpvcvkxgu"Kp" Xcnfquvc"Uggmkpi"Cpuygtu"Kp"Vggpu"Fgcvj PHN"HQT"DTWPUYKEMU"UNC[The mother of the three toddlers found wandering in Jacksonville was in the hospital and the man she left to care for her children has been arrested after police discovered the home filled with dirty diapers, spoiled food and drugs. The suspect has been identified as Lanard Bell. A citizen found the three small children walking down the 3200 block of San Diego Road and summoned police. The oldest. aged 4 gave her name and reffered to one of the boys as Junior. 3 hours later, Bell reported them missing.Officers responded to the address and found the home in utter disarray. Marijuana was found in front of the living room couch. A scale and pipe were found on top of the coffee table in the living room. Dirty diapers were on the floor, mattresses were standing against the wall, and unusable beds with out sheets. There was spoiled food on the floor and in the kitchen area. The mother had left the children in the care of the suspect while she was in the hospital (which police did verify). This is still an ongoing investigation. The suspect was arrested for six counts of child neglect, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug Ocp"Ftkxgu"Lcz"Rcuvqtu"Ect Vq"Eqru"Chvgt"Mknnkpi"Jko Cttguv"Kp"Ycpfgtkpi"Vqffngt"Ecug24 year-old Terrence Rashad Wright was arrested on Tuesday after driving to the Zone 2 police substation and telling cops he had just killed someone by beating them with a hammer to the head. By running the tag in the vehicle Wright parked in the Assistant Chiefs parking spot, cops located the address of the victim and found him dead in the kitchen with severe head trauma. The deceased was identified as John Henry Bowser, Pastor of the Glorious Church of the Lord. The suspect was transported to the Homicide Office where during an interview he confessed to beating the victim in the head with a hammer until he was dead. The suspect said his motivation was to steal money so that he could buy crack cocaine. Wright was arrested for murder. Mtku"Mtquu"Tcrrgt"Hqwpf Fgcf"Cv"Cig"56 We cannot continue to allow young people to die and have law officials not give straight answer Marypat Hector, National Youth Director for Al Sharptons National Action Network.Chris Mac Daddy Kelly, one half of early 1990s teen rap duo Kris Kross is dead. The 34 year-old was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home on the afternoon of May 1. Kelly (left) was transported to the Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiners Office. Kelly shot to fame in 1992 with the single Jump along with Chris Daddy Mac Smith. The duo recently performed in Atlanta for Jermaine Dupris So So Def 20th reunion in February 2013. QHHKEKCNU"YTQPI"HQT"CTTGUVKPI"RTQVGUVKPI"RCUVQTBy Demetrious Lawrence Florida/Georgia Star Former Brunswick Pirate Darius Slay sat in the green room in New York at the NFL Draft on Thursday night waiting for his name to be called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Unfortunately, that moment never came. He would have to wait a day later and on Friday, Slay slipped into the second round, where he was drafted by the Detroit Lions, No. 36 overall. He still had his moment on stage, though, with former Lions receiver Herman Moore calling his name. "My family and I just stayed there, he recalled. "I planned on leaving, but my mom told me to stay because I work hard for what I deserve. You only get drafted once, so I wanted to walk off stage and enjoy every moment of it." SEE PAGE 9 Uqrjkc"Oggvu"Ocfgc"Kp"Pgy Qrtcj1V{ngt"Rgtt{"Cf" There is no evidence that he made any threatening comments U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood said in a 44-page document regarding the 2009 arrest of Rev. Zack Llyde. The Brunswick pastors arrest was replayed on CNN and analyzed by several noted Tea Party analysts. Llyde filed the lawsuit claiming that the arresting officer infringed on his free speech rights for refusing the officer's order to leave a rally of about two dozen people who were protesting President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The decision allows Lyde to pursue a civil trial seeking damages from the city. Rev. Zack LlydeEqwtv"Twngu"Egnn Rjqpg"Ugctej ku"WpeqpuvkvwvkqpcnThe Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a warrantless police search of an arrested person's mobile phone is unconstitutional. The court ruled 7-2 on Thursday in a case out of Jacksonville. The majority opinion said law enforcement officers rightly took the defendant's cell phone while he was being physically searched. But "a warrant was required before the information, data, and content of the cell phone could be accessed and searched." 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NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH 737 Jessie St., Jacksonville Members cordially invite you to come and join us as we celebrate our Annual Leona Daniels Day on May 19, 2013. Our services are as follows: Church School at 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m. our Preacher for the hour will be Rev. Tony D. Hansberry, presiding Elder of the Suwannee-North District; Evening Worship at 3:00 p.m. our Preacher for the hour will be Rev. Karl Smith, pastor of Greater Bethel AMEC in Gainesville, FL. Come to the Fountain so rich and sweet, cast your soul at the Saviors feet. For more information, call 904-358-2258. NEW BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1824 Prospect St., Jacksonville -is holding a Community Welcome & Fun Day, on Saturday, May 25th beginning at 9:00 a.m. We will have bounce houses, snow cones, hot dogs, hamburgers, games, & other things on that day, all completely FREE. Call 904-764-5727 for more information. MT. SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 2036 Silver Street, Jacksonville, with Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor, is celebrating its 105th Church Anniversary. The anniversary will be on the following nights starting at 6:45 p.m. Monday, May 13th; Wednesday, May 15th; Friday, May 17th. We will conclude our celebration on Sunday afternoon, May 19th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to attend this celebration. For more information, call 904-354-7249. Sis. Earlene Marpress is the Chairperson. WOMEN, WORDS AND WISDOM 2013 SPEAKER SERIES The Womens Center of Jacksonville presents the third annual 2013 Speaker Series -Women, Words and Wisdom and our third speaker for this years series, Madeline Scales-Taylor on May 7th The lecture will be held at Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco. The theme is Move Over Rocking Chair: Women Retirees in the 21st Century, a discussion of the many discoveries and observations about the lifes ever-changing status. 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 both the for profit and nonprofit sectors in human resources training, marketing and community relations. For ticket information go to www.womenscenterofjax.org or call (904) 722-3000 x 0. Ticket are $35 for a single lecture. This includes the reception before the talk. JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Lucille, died April 25, 2013. ANDERSON, Daniel, died April 22, 2013. ANDREWS, Frederick, died April 24, 2013. BALL, Maurice, died April 24, 2013. BARNHILL Lois H., 94, died April 25, 2013. BATTLE, Annie, 53, died April 29, 2013. BERRY, Jason Jacabee Bradley, 20, died April 28, 2013. BLOUNT, Georgia A., died April 23, 2013. BRANNON, Steven L., died April 27, 2013. BRIGHTMAN, Florence, died April 24, 2013. BROWN, Mary Katherine, 92, died April 17, 2013. CLARK, Robert J., Sr., died April 27, 2013. COOPER, Walter, Sr., died April 25, 2013. CREWS, Peggy Jean, died April 24, 2013. DALIT, Jade A., died April 27, 2013. DAVIS Ruth, 88, died April 26, 2013. DENMARK, Marvin, Sr., died April 26, 2013. ELIXSON, Vernie Gordon, 77, died April 29, 2013. FLOOD, Joann, 70, died April 29, 2013. FLUELLEN, Robert, died April 28, 2013. GABE, Kwame, died April 17, 2013. GADSON, Viola, died April 24, 2013. HIGGINBOTHAM, James, 70, died April 28, 2013. HILL, Bessie Lee, 88, died April 24, 2013. HUNT, Moses, Jr., died April 27, 2013. JOHNSON, Ernest S. Peazy, Sr., died April 29, 2013. JOHNSON, Ernestine, died April 25, 2013. MARSH, Jeanette L., died April 21, 2013. McELVEEN, Rhoda E., died April 22, 2013. McKEVITT, James Patrick, 83, died April 26, 2013. McKNIGHT Gary Lee, 62, died April 29, 2013. McNEILL, Date, 83, died April 20, 2013. MILLENBINE, Otis Evan, 91, died April 23, 2013. MONACO, John Del, Jr., 90, died April 20, 2013. MORRISON, Ollie Etha, died April 27, 2013. PRICE, Raymond Clyde, 86, died April 23, 2013. RAY-Burke, Geraldine Marie, 64, died April 24, 2013. RUNNELS Tammie, 47, died April 23, 2013. RUSSELL Phyllis G., 68, died April 27, 2013. SAMPSON, Alphonso, 61, died April 22, 2013. SCHNEIDER Frank D., 79, died April 24, 2013. SCOTT, Frank, 74, died April 27, 2013. SECKEL, Thomas G., 76, died April 23, 2013. SMITH, Mashalya Sharay, 41, died April 23, 2013. SONE, Daniel Jae, 69, died April 28, 2013. TANNER Oral Stanley, 64, died April 28, 2013. TAYLOR, Patricia Cordell, 57, died April 19, 2013. TOWNSEND, Murrie Lee, died April 28, 2013. TUCKER, Julliette Hunter, died April 27, 2013. TUTTLE, Maj. Allen J., USA Ret., 79, died April 24, 2013. V ARNES Kenneth Elton, Sr., 69, died April 25, 2013. WHITE, William Walter, 87, died April 28, 2013. WIELAND AZ2 Sean, USN, died April 19, 2013. WILKINS, David A., died April 24, 2013. WILLIAMS, Beverly McCloud, died April 24, 2013. WILLIAMS Queen, died April 28, 2013. WOOLSTON, John Webster, 68, died April 24, 2013. WRIGHT, Kenneth, 79, died April 29, 2013. WYNN Henry, died April 27, 2013.~*~ALDRIDGE, Patricia A., 80, died April 26, 2013. BARNEMAN Rosemary, 58, died April 30, 2013. DAVIS, Marcia Ann McClurd, died April 23, 2013. HARTZELL, Imogene, 75, died April 23, 2013. MILLS, Sue Garrett, died April 26, 2013. PARKER, Phil, 72, died April 29, 2013. STRICKLAND, Bessie L., 85, died April 30, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR MAY 4, 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. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339 Holy Land Trip and Shopping ExperienceOne Full day of the Holy Land ExperienceSaturday May 18, 2013 Price Includes: Breakfast Bus Transportation and Ticket into the Park Age 16 to Adults $65.00; Age 6 to15 $55.00; Pre-K to Age 8 $25.00 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) 444-1457 Alphonse Braggs, Pastor

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Rev. Anderson was outside one Saturday morning washing his brand new car, when walking down the street came Lil Meechie pulling a lawn mower with a for sale sign on it. How much do you want for the mower? asked Rev. Anderson. I just want enough money to go out and buy me a bicycle,Lil Meechie said. After a moment of consideration, Rev. Anderson asked, Will you take the bike in the garage as a trade for it? Lil Meechie asked if he could try it out first, and after riding the bike around Sheraton Plaza a little while said, Rev, youve got yourself a deal. The preacher took the mower and began to try to crank it. He pulled on the string again and again with no response from the mower. Rev. Anderson called Lil Meechie back over and said, I cant get this mower to start. Lil Meechie said, My Uncle Harry says you have to curse at it to get it started. Rev.Coleman looked sternly at the kid and said, Dementrious, Ive been a pastor for twenty-five years. I dont even remember how to curse. Lil Meechie looked at him with that look that only Lil Meechie could give and said, Just keep pulling on that string, itll come back to ya! And jumped back on his new bike and rode the bicycle back home. MAY 4, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 3 KVU"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG 904.407.6500 866.253.6681 toll free communityhospice.com Community Focused Community Supported Serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties since 1979 She brought you up and looked after you. Now its your turn to look after her. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is here to help you. Our compassionate hospice professionals and volunteers are here to help you and your loved one enjoy each day in peace and comfort. Ask for Community Hospice today.Were here to help Local government, business and legal news you can use every weekday. Since 1912. Business leads The Duval County Delinquent Real Estate Tax List sale will be held May 29thFor a copy or more information call904.356.2466Visit us online atwww.jaxdailyrecord.com Its time to submit your Choice application for Duval County Public Schools.Choice applications are due May 17, 2013.Submit your application by mail or in person to School Choice Office, Duval County Public Schools, 1701 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32207 The choice is all yours.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MARCH 30, 2013 Avela Day SpaSpringfield residents are all abuzz aboutAvela Day Spa located in the heart of the historic district at North Main and East 5thStreets. The shop (pronounced ah-vay-lah) is owned and operated by Springfielders Darlene and Barney Spann. It is a full service nail and body treatment salon offering nail care, facials, waxing, eyebrow threading, and eyelash application. In addition to nail technology, owner Darlene is a licensed aesthetician trained in body wrap application and spray tanning. The establishment plans to offer the popular tanning service in the future. The Spanns could have located their business in suburban Jacksonville, which is peppered with nail salons and day spas. However, as residents of Springfield for 26 years the couple believes the current push for residential and business growth in downtown will benefit Springfields commercial district given its proximity to the citys center and location on the same side of the St. Johns River. In all of downtown and Springfield, the nearest nail salon is 3 miles north of Avela. When asked about the name Avela, Darlene told a charming story of the names origin. While the word avela is a genus of butterfly or moth (I was curious, so I googled it), Darlene derived her Avela from the names of strong women in our lives who made contributions to us. Lets start from the very beginning, a very good place to start. The first letter is from the Spanns three daughters Amanda (also the name of a favorite aunt), Amira, and Adeba whose first names begin and end with a The v comes from daughter Amandas middle name, Victoria, and another aunt named Vivian. The e and l represent the first letters of Barney and Darlenes mothers, Evelyn and Lena, respectively (not so coincidentally, daughters Amira Evelyn and Adeba Lena share their grandmothers names). That will bring us back to a (recognize a take on the Do-Re-Mi song from the Sound of Music?). Avela uses OPI and Essie nail colors, and offers the popular gel nail polishes. A basic mani/pedi is reasonably priced. For a couple of dollars more, the manicure includes a soothing hand massage with Dead Sea salt scrub infused with essential oils, which I enjoyed. Im also excited that they offer eyebrow threading as an alternative to shaping the brows with wax. Currently, threading is available on Fridays by appointment only. When I visited the salon for services, I was surprised that the manicure was offered before the pedicure, since most shops typically do the feet first. I like the shops unique approach, though. Having the manicure first allowed my nails to thoroughly dry, thus reducing the chance of accidental smudges. I cant count the number of times that I ruined freshly polished nails while opening my car door or turning on the ignition or just moving from the nail station to the nail dryer, no matter how careful I tried to be! Avela has a friendly staff of professionals (thank you for the experience, Rachel), who complement the comfortable atmosphere. The salon also offers water, green tea, wines, and a variety of Ghirardelli chocolates for customers to enjoy. With Mothers Day around the corner, a hot stone pedicure and deluxe manicure would be a perfect gift. For a limited time customers can also take advantage of Ten Bucks Tuesday. For more information visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/aveladayspa or call (904) 353-3700 for an appointment. Avela Day Spa is located at 1445 N. Main Street. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.,Gamma Omicron Sigma chapter recently inducted five young women into the chapter. They are: Nicole Allen, Titilayo Kendrick, and Ebony Fisher. JaWanda Alexander and Brenda Henry, members of the undergraduate chapter, Delta Upsilon, were also inducted. The president of Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter is Gloria Johnson. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded by seven school teachers in 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Public service, leadership, development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organizations programs and activities. The Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was chartered in 1962 in Jacksonville, Florida. Members of Gamma Omicron Sigma have worked on many national projects over the years; such as, Operation Big Book Bag, Buckle Up America, Project Reassurance, Project Wee Savers, and the annual Youth Symposium. The members have awarded scholarships to deserving high school and college students. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Laurence Blinky Walden, visual and performance artist, has been selected as a featured artist in the Visual Arts Gallery of the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center at Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida. Walden will also have art for sale at the Five Points Spring Fest on Park Street on May 5, 2013 from 2 p.m. 10 p.m. His uniqu e renditions of African masks made of silverware and metal cookware are amazing! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Downtown Democratic Womens Information Network (DWIN) will hold a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 12 p.m. 2 p.m. at the University Club, 1301 Riverplace Boulevard, 27thfloor. The guest speaker is Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Associate Professor of Finance at the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida. Dr. Ahmed served as member-at-large on the board of ACLU in Florida. He is also past chairman of the Council on Americ an Islamic Relations. The luncheon is $18 for members and $20 for guests. RSVP to Lisa Wright at wright@bellsouth.net DWINs vision is to collaboratewith organizations like the Duval County Democratic Executive Committee, the League of Women Voters, the Mayors Council, and JAX 2025 to secure voter rights and prevent the disenfranchisement of Duval County citizens. Ingrid Fluellen and Velma Rounsville serve as president and membership chairperson, respectively. For more information visit www.duvaldemocrats.org/clubs/dwin-democratic-womens-information-network/ E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley/ Photos by Volume Burks Darlene and Barney Spann, owners of Avela Day Spa Nail tech Rachel Linsley and Frances Bradley Avela gel color Mayor Alvin Brown and Avela Day Spa owner, Darlene Spann Gloria Johnson, President, Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Laurence Walden

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LOCAL MAY 4, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida Not more than a hundred pounds the boy ran in as fast as he could and told Sherrie Fausey she had to hide. Out of breath he warned her that there were men outside and they were looking for her demanding food, something that had become even scarcer in the poverty stricken country just days after the earthquake in 2010. Fausey remembers that day. And she remembers exactly what she said, I told them they could kill me. They could do what they wanted to me but they werent getting that food. Fausey isnt used to backing down, but the Jacksonville native isnt afraid to ask for help either and now she needs it like never before. A temporary house that she was renting that provides shelter for over a dozen of the boys is no longer available. Their landlord isnt renewing their lease. Right now they have nowhere to go. She has a plan, but its going to cost money. She wants to purchase some vacant land across the street from the school that she runs in Port Au Prince and build the children a home. That way, it will be theirs and no one can take it away from them. I would be so happy to see the orphanage children in a good, sturdy home of their own. Everyone needs a home, said Fausey. When area photographer Ryan Carter, from Carter photography, heard about the situation he wanted to help. He didnt hesitate when asked if he would participate in a fundraiser to help purchase a house for the soon to be homeless children in Haiti. I hear about people traveling to different parts of the world and helping out. I have never done it and I feel this is a great way to start out on that journey, said Carter. Carter has teamed up with Meobachi Salon and Image Consulting Agency. Carter said the interior is beautiful and the light is amazing outside near the fountain. He said hes going to get some great shots for whoever comes out. On May 4, starting at 9am and going until about 4pm, hell be taking at least three different poses. It could make a nice Mothers Day present. We will be doing portraits. It dont matter who you bring, family, friends or just you. Please just come out. Its a great cause to support, said Carter. Donations of any amount are appreciated. With all of the challenges Fausey has faced in Haiti, including this one of losing her home she said she refuses to give up. There is adversity, but there are also many successes, many joys, and many blessings. We have children who were too weak with malnutrition when we first saw them but are now running and playing, happy children. We have intellectually gifted children who were too poor to pay to go to school, but who will soon graduate from high school and become good, honest leaders in their country. We have teenagers who came from a life on the streets who are now going out and helping other people. I believe now is the time for Haitians to be given the education and training to go out and change their country. I believe that Haiti will rise up out of poverty because we invested in children who hold the keys to the future. We can make a difference, said Fausey. For more information about the fundraiser please contact Cristin Jordan (904) 607-4873. The donation only photo shoot will be at Meobachi Salon and Consulting Agency from 9am-4pm. Meobachi is located at 6850 St Augustine Rd Jacksonville, FL. HAITI FUNDRAISER Magdala Sherrie with alot of kids

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PAGE THESTAR MAY 4, 2013 Brunswick Pastors Turn Fair Into Community Unity Affair Hector, who serves as National Youth Director of Rev. Jesse Jacksons National Action Network was a part of the caravan from Atlanta who came to protest and find out how Kendrick Johnson died. Johnson (pictured), a 17 year-old from Valdosta was found upside down in a rolled up mat inside the gym of Lowndes High School a day after he went missing. The graphic photos of the teen post mortem have led many to believe he was the victim of foul play. His face has been compared to that of lynched teen Emmitt Till. Sheriff Chris Prine said on May 2 that the investigation was very extensive and included the completion of multiple forensic tests, including DNA samples collected from the scene. He added that over 100 people were interviewed including students and teachers. While Johnsons death is being referred to as a tragic accident, Hector and other protestors feel there is a lot more to investigate. Hector also had the opportunity to speak with the students who knew Johnson. Kendrick Johnson, sophomore student was last seen leaving a class on January 10, 2013, she told the Star on Thursday. His remains were found January 11, 2013 in the school gym rolled up in mats. The family, NAN, faith leaders and students are calling out for justice. This could be your son or your brother, your father, or even worse you. We believe an independent state or federal investigation is appropriate. We demand answers for this family. We demand justice for KJ.REV. JESSEJACKSON, VALDOSTATEENDEATH By Demetrious Lawrence Georgia/Florida Star Brunswick has lost one of it's most treasured citizens. Roosevelt Delanor Lawrence better know as "Belt" died last Friday morning at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center. He was 73-years old. Lawrence was a devoted Deacon of the Evangelistic Church Of God. His many attributes include Vice-President of the NAACP, served on the board of the Glynn County Housing Authority and the Coastal Georgia Community Area Action Authority. He also served as City Commissioner of Brunswick,Ga, Mayor Pro-Tem and was a volunteer for a host of other community agencies. He retired from the Brunswick Pulp and Paper Company. To put it modestly, Roosevelt loved Brunswick and it's people. He attended and graduated from the famed Risley High School where he helped win Brunswick's only State Football Championship in 1960. He also ran track and played basketball plus interest in swimming, playing tennis, and golf. Lawrence was also known to be an avid bowler, especially with the 2+2 bowling league of Brunswick. Earline Clark and Roosevelt Lawrence were married in 1948, they are the parents of two children. Katrenia Mitchell and Bernell Lawrence. Nine grandchildren and one great grand child followed. Local pastor Rev. Zack Lyde said of him: Roosevelt Lawrence will always be remembered as a man who loved people, and loved helping people. He was also an inspiration to every human being he came into contact with, that's why I've always promised him that I would fight the same fight that 'Belt" fought. I've now been inspired to run for mayor and continue fighting. Meanwhile, Overseer Kenneth Atkins added, Commissioner Lawrence's leadership is still impacting southeast Georgia today and it is my prayer that young leaders that are being developed today take the time to read about his impact and study his style of leadership. Former City Manger Roosevelt Harris said, Commissioner Lawrence was a part of the commission that hired me as City Manager and was one of the main reasons I got hired. I worked with Roosevelt for 7 out of my 14 years as City Manager and one thing you could count on was for Roosevelt to be un-wavering..If he stood for something he stood for it! Especially something that was relative to his community! I also admired that fact that he would stand for you, sometimes he had to stand alone, but if he believed in something or someone he's do just that! Out of 36 years in City Government Commissioner, Lawrence is amongst the top of my list of the favorites I've had the pleasure of working with. Thank you Roosevelt Lawrence for being such an inspiration to our people and even our community as well. Every time we go by the The Roosevelt Lawrence Community and Recreation Center we'll be reminded of your love and dedication to this community! We need a lot more people like Commissioner Lawrence in our community!COMMUNITYLEADERSREMEMBERROOSEVELTLAWRENCE Rev. L. Carl Brown Mt. Olive Baptist Church Elder Candace Wilridge, Co-Pastor The New Unified Johnson Temple: FBC Elder D. B. West Pastor, Saint Andrews Holiness Church Rev. Willis Mullin, Pastor Bethel Baptist Church

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PAGE 6 THE STAR MAY 04, 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: Desmonique Bailey Age: 16 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 4/06/13 Name: Dennis Barron Age: 15 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 4/21/13 Name: Latia Kaid Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 2/28/13 Name: Gail Jones Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 4/08/13MOSTWANTED Name: Vincent Brandley Offense: Felony Battery Name: Jared Rashad Burgess Offense: Aggravated Battery Intended Harm Name: Robert L. Brown Offense: Domestic Battery Strangle, Intimidate/Force Witness Avoid Being a Victim! Dont Be a Target Go with someone. There's safety in numbers. Stay away from isolated areas. In buildings, avoid stairwells. If you commute by public transportation try and sit near the driver, take an aisle seat, and arrange to have someone meet you at the bus stop and escort you home. Never fall asleep. Stay alert! Stay near streetlights when walking at night. Avoid alleys, parks, and dark parking lots. Protect your valuables. Hold your purse or backpack tightly and close to your body. Don't carry a purse or pack hanging from one shoulder. Don't carry large amounts of cash and carry your wallet in your front pocket not the back one. Protect yourself with the clothing you wear. Clothing does matter because your first response to danger should be to get away. But, you can't run as fast in high heels or tight pants as you can in running shoes or clothing that is not confining. When driving your car, keep your doors locked and windows rolled up and keep your car in good repair. When you use the restroom, go with another person if possible. Look carefully in corners before you enter the restroom and in stalls before you use them. Dont walk or jog early in the morning or late at night when the streets are deserted. When out at night, try to have a friend walk with you. Dont display other inviting targets such as pagers, cell phones, hand-held electronic games, or expensive jewelry and clothing. If a dating partner has abused you, do not meet him or her alone. Do not let him or her in your home or car when you are alone. If you are a battered spouse, call the police or sheriff immediately. Assault is a crime, whether committed by a stranger or your spouse or any other family member. If you believe that you and your children are in danger, call a crisis hotline or a health center (the police can also make a referral) and leave immediately. If Your Being Followed Change direction. Cross the street. Walk with confidence, hold your head up high. Walk briskly. Keep looking around and behind you so the follower knows you can't be surprised. Go to a well lighted area, anywhere there are people. Notice and remember as much as possible about the person so you can give a good description. Report the incident to the police. If you are held up, don't resist. No amount of money is worth your life. Don't assume the robber is unarmed. Safety Man Charged with Murder After Girlfriend Dies in HospitalA man was arrested after severely beating his girlfriend and was also charged with murder after her death. Police were called to a home and learned that 61-yearold Elizabeth Browder, a disabled adult, had been severely beaten by her boyfriend. Due to the nature of the case, the Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation. Browder was transported to the hospital and made several statements to medical staff that her boyfriend/caregiver repeatedly struck her in the head. Detectives met with the boyfriend identified as Billy Dwayne Elrod, 54. During the investigation, Elrod was arrested for aggravated abuse on a disabled adult and given a $200,000 bond. Browder remained in the hospital for continued medical treatment. She died almost three weeks later after Elrons arrest as a result of the injuries sustained. Elrod's charges were then upgraded to second-degree murder. Elrod is being held on no bond. Billy Elrod Employee Kills Dog of Store Owner Police arrested a man for beating a dog to death and burglarizing two local businesses where the crime occurred. During the morning, an owner of an auto repair shop arrived at his business and called police to report that his dog was missing. Later that day, he reviewed video surveillance and saw horrific images of a man beating his dog to death. When police came, the store owner identified the suspect at 52-year-old Kevin Koscielniak. The suspect was an employee who was asked to leave a day earlier after causing a disturbance. The investigation determined that Koscielniak climbed over a barbed wire fence, killed the dog with a tire iron, wrapped the dog in a blanket, cut the fence to an adjacent business, dragged the dog onto that property, and buried it there. Police were able to locate Koscielniak and arrested him. He was charged with one count of cruelty to animals resulting in death, one count of improper disposal of dead animals, two counts of burglary, one count of tampering with evidence and one count for damaging the fence. He is being held on $7,620 bond. Incarcerated Man Orders Hit on His Rape and Kidnap Victims A man who was doing time for kidnapping and raping, ordered a hit on his victims so they will not be able to appear in court. For over a week, Demetrius Morris, 27, communicated through hand written notes to a listed witness expressing his desire to have a hit placed on a 70-year-old woman and her daughter. Police say the elderly victim was someone Morris raped and the daughter was someone Morris had kidnapped last October. Morris expressed his desire to have the hit completed before his court date on May 8, 2013, so they wouldnt be able to testify. He also advised he would pay for the hit with Social Security money he is scheduled to be paid. Detectives have added the charge of solicitation to commit first degree murder to the list of charges that Demetreius Morris had while currently incarcerated. Kevin Koscielniak Demetrius Morris Woman Poses as Social Worker to Take Child from Foster Home A woman who was posing as a social worker to take a child from a foster home was arrested after things did not go as planned. Due to an investigation being conducted by the Department of Children and Families, it was necessary to remove a child from the home and place the child in a foster home. The day after the child was placed in the foster home, a female who identified herself as Lisa Grass, paid a visit to the foster home. Ms. Grass identified herself as a social worker. She said she was there to take the child and reunite the child with a parent. The person at the foster home did not believe the story, told her to leave and that they were going to call law enforcement. Grass then fled the area. Deputies later determined that Linda Grass left voice mail messages on the cell phone of the juvenile in question. Grass made contact with the child in the driveway of the foster home, in an attempt to persuade the juvenile to get into her vehicle. During one of Grasss visits to the foster home, a witness was able to obtain a vehicle description and tag number. With this information in hand, detectives took note of the license tag and put together a photo-pack. All parties involved viewed the photo-pack and positively identified the suspect as 65-year-old Linda Grass. She was arrested and charged with interference with child custody. Her bond was set at $500. Through the investigation, detectives learned that Grass was working with the biological father, 51-year-old Scott Alden Smith, of the juvenile. He was also arrested for his involvement in the case. He was chargedwith interference with child custody as well. His bond was set at $500. Woman Charged with Manslaughter After Child Dies in Bathtub A woman was arrested after a witnesss report. At approximately 4:15 p.m., Sierra McMillan placed her 7month-old infant inside the bathtub and started the water for a bath. McMillan left the infant in the bathtub with the water running to answer the door to a solicitor. While inside the apartment, the solicitor (witness) was able to hear the water running and a child crying. The witness said that after a few minutes, the infant had stopped crying. The witness said that after about 15-20 minutes, the McMillan went into the bathroom and turned the water off. When she returned, the witness noticed the her arms and the front of her shirt to be wet. The witness remained in the apartment a few more minutes until McMillan asked him to come back another time. After leaving the apartment, the witness saw police and emergency personnel arriving to the apartment. He observed EMS personnel leaving the scene with a baby and decided to tell police what he had just witnessed while within the apartment. An autopsy of the victim was conducted and the manner of death was listed as accident and the cause of death as drowning of an unattended child. The child had died of drowning caused by being left alone in the bathtub while the water was running. Police arrested McMillan without incident. McMillan was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. Linda Grass Sierra McMillan

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Gay In, God Out? Sports Storm BrewsAPRIL 27, 2013 THESTAR PAGEBy Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star The sports world has spawned the latest topic for debate after several faithbased groups are claiming that the media is promoting homosexuality over religion in the wake of Boston Celtics player Jason Collins announcing hes gay. Many have accused him of being deceptive, with the fact that he was once engaged and in a relationship for over five years with a woman. Last week in Sports Illustrated Collins stated: "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, "I'm different." If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand. Still many claim that Jacksonville son Tim Tebow was criticised for professing his Christian faith and writing John 3:16 on his face during games and not praised. This, they say is a double standard to promote. Collins is a free agent and it is unclear who he will be playing with next season. Slay made the most of a tough situation, which is what he's been doing since he was 15 years old. Thats when he found out he was going to be a father. At the time, he thought about dropping out of high school to get a job to support his son, Darion. But his mother, Stephanie Lowe, wouldn't have it. "It was rough for me, but my mom stayed in my corner," Slay said. "I thought it was the end of the world. But my mom told me keep pushing because I felt like I had to quit school to maybe take care of my son. "So, my mom just helped me out a lot. She kept him while I was in school. When I got back, it was daddy time. I did my job when I got back. My mom made sure (I went) to school (to) graduate. That's what I did." That's why it had to be a particularly special moment for Slay to have his son -now five and mother with him in New York to see him fulfill his dream. "I enjoyed every bit of it," he said. "You know, I had my mom down there with me." As for Darion, he wasn't quite sure what took so long to finally join his dad on stage in New York. "The only thing he understands is why I wasn't on the TV yet," Slay said. "He was worried about why I didn't get drafted yet. He knew I was supposed to go. He (was) like, 'Dad, I'm ready to leave.' He was ready for me to just walk on the stage and get it over with." Slay had to grow up quick because of Darion and he thinks that will serve him well in the NFL. "I developed as a man at a young age. I grew up early," he said. "Basically, I knew I put myself in position to not make mistakes again." Slay (6-0, 192) will have an opportunity to compete for a starting cornerback spot for the Lions in the fall. "You know, I'm just coming here to compete and get better every day," he said. "That's my goal, come in and work hard. That's winehat I did at Mississippi State and that's what I'm going to continue to do.. Darius, if what you did at Brunswick High, Itawamba Community College, and Mississippi State are any indications of what you can do. GREATNESS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. I can imagine the whole Glynn Co. will be Lion fans now.....GO LIONS!Local star Darius Slay picked in NFL 2nd Round

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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 STANTON ALUMNI ANNUAL GALA Plans are ongoing for the 7th Annual Stanton Alumni Gala, June 22, 2013 at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel. For ticket and ad information, contact 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. 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 Potters House of Dallas, will focus on the theme Faith, Family and Friends THE NEW STANTON CLASS OF 1969 MONTHLY MINIREUNIONS! THIS MONTH WE WILL BOWL AND COMPETE WITH MATTHEW W. GILBERT CLASS OF 1969ITS OKAY YOU DONT BOWL COME ANYWAY & JOIN THE FUN CLASSMATES YOU HAVE NOT SEENFOR MORE INFORMATION CALL JACKIE GLOVER 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 BONOS 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! AMATEUR NIGHT AUDITIONS Thursday, May 9th, from 5:00 6:15 p.m. There is no charge to auditon for Amateur Night at the Ritz. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Production Manager at the Ritz Theatre and Museum at (904)632-5555 or tthomas@coj.net AUCTIONSJACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL This local tradition attracts thousands to the heart of Downtown fo r featured activities and a variety of jazz performances on three stages, May 23-26. Also, the party continues each night with Jazz Fest After Dark! Summer Reading Skills Programs on Campus University of North Florida, Division of Continuing Education, will offer eight different reading skills programs fo r 4 year olds through adults. Tuition and materials fees vary by program level. Early summer session begins the wee k of June 12, 2013, and a late summer session begins the week of July 16, 2013. Programs offered on the University of North Florida campus. Reading programs fo r younger students build comprehension and students learn the phonics and fluency skills they need to become strong readers. Programs for older students and adults are geare d toward improving comprehension and study skills, vocabulary, and speed reading. The skills taught in the classes reinforce the importance of reading for pleasure and developing a lifelong love of books. For more information about the reading programs or to register, call (888) 201-2448, 7am to 10pm Monday-Friday, or 8am to 7pm Saturday-Sunday. 18th Annual VSA Festival at the Cummer Museum o f Art & Gardens A VSA Festival VIP/Media tour is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, at 11:45 a.m. with Museum Director Hope McMath. During the 30-minute tou r of the Festival, media are invited to take photographs, video and interview participating teachers and parents. Media will also have the opportunity to join us for lunch immediately following the tour for in-depth interviews with volunteers and VIPs. For more information about the media tour or to RSVP, please call Amy Chamberlin a t (904) 899-6034. The Clay Chamber Foundation Education Awards Luncheon Thursday, May 9, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Carmike Cinemas Fleming Island, 1820 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, FL 32003, honoring outstanding students and teacher at our Education Awards Luncheon. Lucy Ann Hoover, Deputy District Directo r for Congressman Ted S. Yoho, DVM, will be our keynote speaker. Three $1,000 scholarships and four $500 scholarships will be awarded by the Clay County Chambe r Foundation. In addition, one teacher and one studen t from each high school will receive a spotlight on education award. Registration is $25 if you register and pay by May 6. After May 6, the price goes up to $30 per ticket. To register, go to www.claychamber.com and click on the events calendar under programs and events. You can also email us at events@claychamber.com or give us a call a t (904) 264-2651. 47 LOTS in Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake, East Tennessee. FORECLOSURE AUCTION. May 11, 10:30 AM. Furrow Auction Co. 1-800-4FURROW. www.furrow.com TN Lic. #62 In Loving Memory of Ernestine Baker JohnsonMarch 16, 1939 April 25, 2013 Ernestine Baker was born in Jacksonville, Florida on March 16, 1939 to the late Rev. Dennis and Winnie Baker. She was raised in the church by a devoted aunt, the late Ethel Baker Moultrie. As a Christian, Ernestine continued in the church and recently became a member of the Potters House Christian Center Ernestine was educated in the public schools of Duval County, Florida graduating from Matthew W. Gilbert class of 1957 and, at the age of 60, she continued her studies at Edwards Waters College earning her Bachelors Degree. While living in New York Ernestine worked for the U. S. Postal Service and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. Ernestine was an enterprising entrepreneur with many business interests. Moving back to Jacksonville, she began to sell suits and dresses from New York to many men and women of Jacksonville under the name DElegante Fashions. She began a small computer company where she sold computers. Wanting to share her passion for the past, Ernestine would set up exhibit tables wherever she was provided space so that she could display her collection of black inventors: twice at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida and once at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. She operated these exhibit tables much as a traveling museum. As her collection of photos, posters and memorabilia about black history grew to about 1,500 items, all of which she had been gathering for 15 years, the Lord blessed and her dream came true when she opened the People of Color Scientists & Inventors Museum in 2010 with free space provided by the Gateway Mall to permanently house her collection of black inventors and scientists. Ernestine opened the doors of her Museum to assorted visitors, including representatives from the Duval County school system. In 1958, Ernestine was married to the late Lewis Johnson, and this union produced five children.

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THE STAR MAY 4, 2013 PAGE 12 Pgy"Dgvjngjgo"Okuukqpct{"Dcrvkuv Ejwtej"vq"kpuvcnn"pgy"rcuvqtNew Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Inc., 1824 Prospect St., will formally install the Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise as their new pastor during an installation celebration & service on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the main Sanctuary of the church. Rev. Wise is a native of Jacksonville. He completed his undergraduate studies at FSCJ & Florida Progressive Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his Master of Ministry degree and The Doctor of Ministry degree in 2009 from The Jacksonville Theological Seminary. He serves as Dean of Religious Education of the Congress of Christian Education (EPBA). He accepted the call as Pastor of New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in January 2013. Rev. Wise is married to Lady Nikasha M. Wise who walks hand in hand with him at New Bethlehem, The Church Where God Provides Hope, Help & Healing. Employ Florida is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The Employ Florida telephone number may be reached by persons using TTY/TTD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Disponible en Espanol. 1-866-FLA-2345EmployFlorida.comJASMINE GREENMonitor Support Technician, Shands HospitalJOB RESOURCES at EmployFlorida.com helped Jasmine choose a career path and nd a job she loves.You too can discover REAL RESULTS with Employ Florida. EmployFlorida.com1-866-FLA-2345 Disponible en Espanol. t 711.vice a Relay Ser y Florida telephone numb e The Emplo disabilities. A y Florida is an equal opportunity program. Emplo TTY/TTD equipment v e r may be reached by persons using vailable upon request to ind vicesarea av y aids and ser A uxiliar via the Florida dividuals with