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

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A Dallas teacher died of her injuries after a weekend car crash. Forty-nine-year-old Brigitte Campbell taught 5th Grade science at Winston School for seven years and was really loved. She was the mother of a 21-year old son and a 16-yearold daughter. Her life ended when 21-year-old Chidozie Eze rear-ended her at a red light. She had told her son, I want to be buried properly, but I want to donate my organs.' And I said, why do you want to do that? She said, I love science. I want to give back to people.Ž Through organ donation, she was able to save 13 lives. That was her blessing. That was her chance to give back.Ž said her son. 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Have The Star Delivered Htqpv00000000000000000000000000000003" Ejwtej0000000000000000000000004 Pqvgu"("Pgyu00000000000000000000000000000005 Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp0000000000000000000000000006 Eqnwopu0000000000000000000000000000007 Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg0000000000000000000000008 Nqecn/Hnqtkfc000000000000000000000000000000009 Nqecn/Igqtikc000000000000000000000000: Urqtvu000000000000000000000000; Eqoowpkv{00000000000000000000032 Encuukhkgf00000000000000033 Dwukpguu00000000 ............................12 K P U K F G Ugg""KpukfgOKUUKPI"EJKNFTGP UGG" Etkog"("Lwuvkeg Ugg"Rcig""; Florida A&M University alumna Angela Robinson continues to make her mark on the new Tyler Perry series, On The Haves and the Have Nots which broke records on OWN TV, Robinson stars as Veronica Harringtonlight. She has spent almost 18 years on regional and na tional tour stages. She played the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple on Broadway. The nighttime soap airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m.V{ngt"Rgtt{"Igvu"HCOW"ItcfVjg"Jgcv"Hncog"Fqyp"ykvj"Qpn{ 4"fc{u"Tguv"chvgt"Ykppkpi""Icog"9 hqt"vjg"Gcuvgtp"EqphgtgpegVkvng Ygcnvj"Ycvejgtu"yknn"cuukuv"wpgornq{gf"jqogqypgtu cv"vjg"lqd"hckt"qp"Oqpfc{."Lwpg"32vj"kp"Tqqo"328 Hnqtkfc Igqtikc Ejwtej On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Director of Investigations and Homeland Security Mike Williams addressed the media about two arrests in a recent adverse impact rental property scheme. Elton McCall and Rosemary McCoy charged in scheme Director Williams told local media outlets that Rosemary McCoy and Elton McCall engaged in an elaborate scheme to rent out at least seven properties that did not belong to them. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Economic Crimes Sgt. Bill Whitney also stated that most of the properties were bank owned and had been, or were in the process of, foreclosure. Miami had just two days of rest after winning the Eastern Conference title where they played seven games. But their tired bodies reminded them after leading the game until fourth quarter, that they were only human as the fatigue set in. The last seven games against Indiana was comparable to the game Thursday as it was hard work against a strong team. Game 2 of the NBA Finals is Sunday. The Heat would have only had another two days of rest but Floridians, in spite of Andrea, knows the Heat will be on.Ugpcvqt"Lqjp"OeEckp‘u"Uqp" Octtkgu"Ncf{"qh"Eqnqt Vtqrkecn"Uvqto"Cpftgc"Hqtou< Hktuv"Pcogf"Uvqto"qh"vjg"4235 Jwttkecpg"Ugcuqp Vjg"Uwffgp Fgcvj"qh"L0 V0"VqypugpfThis Jacksonville resident was an outstanding athlete and student. His death was not expected. He will be missed Hurricane season 2013 started June 1 and it took just days for the first official tropical storm to develop in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Andrea is the first named storm of the 2013 hurricane season and tropical storm warnings are posted along Florida's west coast for Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Hurricane Season 2013 Predictions The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in late May predicted an "active" hurricane season with the Atlantic seeing three to six "major hurricanes" before the season ends in November. NOAA predicts: €Thirteen to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher) €Of those 13 to 20 storms, the outlook says seven to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). "These ranges are well above the seasonal average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes," according to NOAA's advisory staff. €See: 2013 Hurricane Season: Potential Flooding, Power Outages On Tap This Summer Hurricane Preparedness and Tips Before the hurricane, residents should: €Buy extra water. One gallon of water per person (and pet) per day is recommended for drinking and sanitation. €Buy an extra bag (or cans) of food for your pet. €Withdraw some extra cash from your bank or ask for cash back at a grocery store so you can make purchases in case there are power outages. €Review your infant and young children supplies essential to you as a parent or someone who may be taking care of a young child. €Pickup an extra package or two of the most commonly used batteries in your home. €Purchase extra over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin or children's medications you frequently use. €Clear leaves from storm drain. €Charge your cell phone, tablet, or laptop. €Follow developments in your County on the police department's Facebook or Twitter page, or on the office of emergency management's website. In addition, residents should consult their County's preparedness guide. 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THE LAY ORGANIZATION is having a program to honor all Black Soldiers from the Civil War to Present on June 30, 2013. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, plus Veterans will paticipate in the program. Greater Grant Memorial AME Church, 5533 Gilchrist Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32219. For more information, call (904) 7645992. St. Philip's and area Episcopal Church Community Announcements € UBE Convocation ~ Momentum is gathering for this historic gathering of Black Episcopalians from here in America and other fellow Anglicans from the Caribbean and Europe. Convocation dates are June 30th-July 3rd. The opening service is at St. Johns Cathedral at 6:30 p.m. when the late Dr. Sidney B. Parker will be specially remembered. It will be St. Philip's turn to host the Youth Explosion on Monday, July 1st at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception at Metropolitan Park. The Gala Banquet will be Tuesday, July 2nd at the Hyatt. Tickets for local guests cost $75.00 per person … for VIP Reception and Banquet it will be $125.00 per person. € Founders Day/Service of Reconciliation ~ On June 9th our Founders Day Service will bring together two congregations, St. Johns Cathedral and ours. Please note the adjusted time of service … 10:30 a.m. The Dean, Cathedral Staff, Choir and congregation will join us for this special celebration. St. Philip's invites all of our members, friends and neighbors to come join us. € As a prelude to this celebration, Janet Owens has arranged for a Reconciliation Workshop facilitated by One Jax for Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in our parish hall. VBR Update ~ Vacation Bible Retreat planned for July 26-28. € Diocesan Summer Camp 2013~ Registration is now open! You can get all needed information from the Diocesan website www.diocesefl.org, or check in with the parish office. Partial scholarships are being offered by the Christian Education Department to those wishing to attend. € Ride for Freedom and Reconciliation~ The Diocese is offering scholarships for those youth desirous of joining Bishop Howard and Canon Wiley Ammons on a tour of historic churches across the Diocese. Discussions surrounding civil rights struggles here in Florida, will form a major part of this tour. Spring Yard and Food Sale: When: June 8, 2013 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Where: St. Gabriels Episcopal Church, 523 Moncrief Road West Wing Baskets $7.00 & 12:00 Fish sandwiches $5.00. € Annual African, American, Caribbean Festival~ Please join us for the Annual African, American, Caribbean Festival, Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 4pm, at the St. Johns Cathedral. We will have Entertainment, Fun, Food and a look at the latest Fashions. Presented by Greater Church of God by Faith and St. Vincent's Faith Community Nursing program : What: "I'm Better Than Average" Youth Summit Discussion of real life topics and facilitated Q&A sessions. June 28 (5p 8:30p) and June 29 (11a 5p). Teens 14 19 (Parental consent is required for youth under 18.) Sessions will be held for parents, too. Greater COGBF 2434 Old Middleburg Rd. *Door prizes, snacks and refreshments! **If attending both days, win a FLAT SCREEN TV or qualify for a pizza party Saturday night! To register and/or consent forms, call 904 771 4941. JACKSONVILLE, FL ADERHOLT, John H. Buddy, Sr., 90, died May 29, 2013. BACON, Brenda S., 66, died June 2, 2013. BROWN William, died May 30, 2013. CARTER June, 72, died June 3, 2013. DAVIS, Brian, 51, died June 1, 2013. DAWSON, Denese L., 47, died May 29, 2013. DOBY, Randolph, Sr., died June 3, 2013. DOUGHTY Walt, 76, died June 2, 2013. ELLIS Herbert E., 80, died June 3, 2013. FISH, Johnnie Shopie Simmons, died June 2, 2013. FLETCHER Roosevelt, died June 1, 2013. GROVESNOR Mildred, 92, died May 28, 2013. HALL Arthur L., died May 31, 2013. HALL Elizabeth Jones, died May 29, 2013. HAMILTON, Chard, 67, died May 27, 2013. HARRIS Aaron Maurice, 32, died June 3, 2013. HARVIN, Mary L., 88, June 2, 2013. HAYWOOD Willie Earl, Sr., died May 30, 2013. HESS, Raymond Albert, 52, died May 31, 2013. HICKEY, William Francis Bill, 89, died May 29, 2013. HOLLOWAY, Alfred R., 85, died June 3, 2013. HOLMES Mary Elizbeth, died May 29, 2013. JOHNS, James Larry, 73, died June 3, 2013. KLEINE Fred E., 66, died June 2, 2013. KLISCHER Allen H., Jr., 65, died May 29, 2013. LEE Khadija K., 66, died June 2, 2013. LEWIS, Keith Renard, 49, died May 30, 2013. LITTLE George Washington G.W., 85, died June 2, 2013. LOADHOLT, Everett Edsel, 74, died May 30, 2013. MALPHURS Gladys Geneva, 90, died June 2, 2013. McCLAIN, Willie, died June 1, 2013. MORGAN, Nathan Mayo, 76, died June 1, 2013. NEWKIRK, Hester, died May 28, 2013. NOISETTE, Arthur E., 83, died June 2, 2013. PHILLIPS Tanya Lynn, 31, died May 28, 2013. RANDOLPH, Gwendolyn Victoria, died May 28, 2013. RANDOLPH Mark Douglas, died June 2, 2013. ROBERTS, Willie Mae, died June 1, 2013. SAVAGE, James A., Jr., died June 4, 2013. SEWELL Ruth E., died June 1, 2013. SHIVER William Martin, 65, died June 1, 2013. SMITH, Benjamin J., died June 3, 2013. SMITH Mary K., died June 1, 2013. TUCKER, Thomas Newton, 72, died June 2, 2013. VARNES, Conner Dwayne, age 1, died June 1, 2013. WILSON, Wendy Gale, 46, died June 1, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BROWN, Amos M., 78, died June 3, 2013. COLEMAN Charles Wesley, died May 31, 2013. CREWS, J.L., 74, died June 2, 2013. WARRICK, Leonard Daniel, Jr., died May 29, 2013. WILLIAMS Annie Ruth Jones, died June 2, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR JUNE 8, 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.every Wednesday 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 Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339

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Fathers Day was fast approaching so Grandma took a then three-year-old Lil Meechie to the local drug store. Once they were inside Butterfield's, grandma showed him all the cards for dads and told him to pick one. After shopping for about 15 minutes grandma finally looked back and saw Lil Meechie picking up one card after another, opening them up and quickly shoving them back into slots, every which way. Dementrious, what are you doing?Ž his grandmother asked. Havent you found a nice card yet?Ž No,Ž Lil Meechie replied. Im looking for one with money in it! JUNE 8, 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 Nwrwu"Fkurtqrqtvkqpcvgn{" Chhgevu"Yqogp"qh"EqnqtLupus disproportionately affects women of color and is often misdiagnosed in Black women in particular, due in part to unconscious biases, but also because its symptoms vary and mimic other illnesses. There needs to be awareness in the African American community that 75 percent of women who get lupus are women of color,Ž she says. We need to know what this looks like and how we can turn the tide and use our voices to have an impact on health inequities.Ž Lupus is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder affecting the connective tissue, where the body's own immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues, causing inflammation and malfunction of various organ systems. In lupus, the organ systems most often involved include the skin, kidneys, blood and joints. In some cases, lupus may be a mild disorder affecting only a few organ systems. In other cases, it may result in serious complications and death. According to the U.S. Department of Health, Black women are three times more likely to get lupus than White women. Black and Latino women are also more likely to get lupus at a younger age and suffer from more severe symptoms like kidney problems. In particular, Black women with lupus have more problems with seizures, strokes and dangerous swelling of the heart muscle. Overall, nine out of ten adults diagnosed with lupus are women aged 15-45. CCTR"Hkijvkpi"hqt"Chhqtfcdng"Jgcnvj"Ectg hqt"vjqug"Wpkpuwtgf"kp"HnqtkfcBy Vincent Jacobbi AARP knows how important health care is to you and your loved ones … especially to people age 50-64 who are too young for Medicare but who cant afford to buy private health insurance. That is why AARP Florida is fighting to persuade Florida legislators not to turn away $51 billion in our own federal tax dollars that could provide coverage for up to 1 million uninsured Floridians of modest means. In early May, Florida lawmakers ended the 2013 regular session by failing to expand health coverage in the 2013 state legislative session. Though Gov. Rick Scott and the state Senate favored accepting federal help to expand health coverage, state House leaders balked. Now Florida is at risk of seeing $51 billion of our own federal tax dollars go back to Washington. AARP volunteer radio hosts Billie Holmes and Melvin Wooden, both of Jacksonville, focused attention on this issue in their recent radio interview program on WCGL-AM 1360. Together, Ms. Holmes and Wooden brought information to listeners showing how accepting our own federal tax dollars would have helped up to 260,000 people age 50 and older get badly needed coverage. The program would have also provided hundreds of millions of extra dollars per year to Florida hospitals, while also creating jobs. Yet the same state House members who balked at health coverage for others have no problems accepting health insurance for themselves. House members pay just $8.34 a month for state-subsidized health care next year, or $30 a month to cover their entire family. To urge state lawmakers to expand health coverage in a special legislative session later this year, please call 1-888-222-4121. Tune in every month on WCGL-AM 1360 on the second and last Wednesdays of the month for News You Can Use from AARPŽ to learn about issues affecting older African-Americans in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. To volunteer for AARP Florida in the Jacksonville area, please call (866) 595-7678 and ask for Associate State Director Nancy Stanton. Vincent Jacobbi is an AARP communications intern. YCPV""YQTMA"LQD"HCKTOqpfc{."Lwpg"32"htqo";"c0o0"vq"4"r0o0"Rtkog"QudqtpUvqr"d{"vjg"Hnqtkfc"cpf"Igqtikc"dqqvj/Yg"pggf"jgnr0

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PAGE 4 THE STAR JUNE 8, 2013 New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Inc.Installation Celebration & Service of Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1824 Prospect Street celebrated the Installation of their new Pastor, Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, this past weekend beginning Friday, May 24th with a highly spirit filled, old fashion hand clapping, foot patting Pre-Installation Celebration with old time hymns, inspirational dancers, harmony quartets, and several spirit filled solos by many other artists who brought the congregation to its feet all night long. Saturday was a day of fun, games and free food for all. The young and young at heart enjoyed bounce houses, horse shoes, dominoes, checkers, water slides, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, grilled fish, other foods and many, many other games. A full day of games and fun under tents and in the sun was enjoyed by friends, neighbors, members and others in attendance. The excitement and momentum spilled over into the Sunday Morning Worship, which was well attended by friends, members and their families. Many came to hear Pastor Wise speak, having heard what a dynamic preacher/teacher that he is. Pastor Wise did not disappoint anyone. Sunday evening, at 4:00 pm, The Official Installation Service & Ceremony began. Pastor Robert Herring of Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church was the presider of both the Worship Service and the Official Installation Ceremony. Pastor Marion A. Wise & First Lady Nikasha M. Wise was escorted into the Sanctuary by New Bethlehems Chairman of Deacons Ministry and President of the Deaconess Ministry. Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church and Moderator of Emanuel Progressive Baptist Association, along with his Deacons, Ushers and their vigorous mass Choir, were in charge of the Worship Service. Pastor Johnsons Sermon and text, Who God Left The Keys WithŽ (Matthew 16:19) enlightened everyone present of who God left the keys of his house with, and who is the Shepherd and leader of his House. Pastor Johnson did not hold back anything in letting everyone know that the Pastor is the Shepherd in charge of the keys, and responsible for the sheep in Gods house. Rev. Ernest Griffin, Pastor of Shalom Missionary Baptist Church offered the invitation to Discipleship which ended the first part of the Worship Service. The Official Installation Service began immediately afterward with singing of the hymn A Charge To Keep I HaveŽ led by Pastor Quan Glover of Young Zion Baptist Church. The Charge to the Church was given by Pastor Gartrel Sims, Sr., of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the Charge to the Pastor was given by Pastor Robert Herring of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. Installation prayer was given by Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus of New Bethlehem. Rev. Dr. E. I Norman, Moderator Emeritus of EPBA, presented the new Pastor to the church which was received by much acceptance, adoration and love. After words of appreciation and remarks from chairpersons & Officers, expression of thanks and gratitude came from Pastor Marion and First Lady Nikasha Wise. The closing remarks & benediction was given by Pastor Johnny Johnson. New Bethlehem: The Church Where God Provides Hope, Help & HealingŽ. Friday Night Praise & Worship (5/24/13) Saturday Community Fun Day (5/25/13) Sunday Installation Service 4:00 pm (5/26/13) Arkeem Woods, Pastor Wise & Lawrence Starling throwing horseshoes Bro. Eddie Shingles, Eula Fletcher (white hat) & others Dea. Carlton Jenkins & Bro. James Brown Sis. Shirley Mitchell (background), Sis. Jessie Mitchell (red shirt) Sis. Annette Jordan & Mother of Church Sis. Mary Hooks Troy, Cecil & Allison Ross and Alayna Shamia & Shanese Jones with bounce house & water slide Ushers: Sis. Ruth Pearson, Sis. Luretha Thomas, Sis. Oretha Brooks Bro. Antwione Peterson, Horace Jones & The Jubilaires (row 1) Dea. Black, Dea. Tolliver, Dea. Blue (row 2) Dea. R. Rease, Sis. Peggy Rease, Sis. Deloris Armstrong, Sis. Betty Brown, Sis. Kim Jones Pastor Marion A. & First Lady Nikasha M. Wise Dea. Robert Jackson (chairman deacons ministry), Pastor Marion & First Lady Nikasha Wise, Sis. Dora Simpkins (president of deaconess ministry) Pastor Marion & Sis. Nikasha Wise Rev. Ernest & Sis. Annie Griffin (Mistress of Ceremony) (left background) Sis. Annette Jordan & Mother Hooks, Sis. Shirley Keith, Sis. Martha Jackson Dea. Nathaniel Tolliver, Dea. Levi Lawrence, Dea. Blue & Dea. Black leading devotions (background) New Bethlehem Choir & Rev. Joe Calhoun Processional of Pastor Marion A. Wise & Sis. Dora Simpkins (president Deaconess Ministry, First Lady Nikasha M. Wise & Dea. Robert Jackson, (chairman Deacons Min.) New Bethlehem Deaconess Ministry Pastor Johnny Johnson, Philadelphia Baptist Church, speaker in charge of Service. (from left) Rev. Ernest Griffin, Rev. Willie Addison, Rev. Gartrel Sims & others ministers (from left) Rev. Gartrel Sims, Rev. Johnny Johnson, Rev. Robert Herring, Rev. E. I. Norman, Rev. Joe Calhoun. Philadelphia MBC Choir in background (row 2) Sis. Betty Brown, Sis. Kim Jones, Sis. Anna Brown, Sis. Regina Williams, Dea. Walter Keith, Dea. Andy Turner & other worshippers Sis. Sonia Young presenting gift to Pastor Wise Dea. Walter Keith presenting gift to Pastor Wise Dea. Robert & Sis. Martha presenting gift to Pastor Wise Ordained Clergy & Pastors Laying Hands on New Pastor (Pastor Wise kneeling in center) Pastor & First Lady Wise (deaconess in background) Bro. Lawrence Starling, Chairman of Pulpit Committee, Dea. Robert Jackson, Chairman of Deacons Ministry, Sis. Jessie Mitchell, Chairperson of Installation Committee with Remarks

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JUNE 8, 2013 THE STA R PAGE 5 Story by Marsha Dean Phelts Pictures by Michael R. Phelts and Frank M. Powell Throughout the year the National Union of Black Episcopalians President, John E. Harris, Jr., (Virginia Beach) and the National Treasurer as well as President of Province IV, Cannon Richard Miller, (Miami) have been meeting with the members of the Jacksonville Union of Black Episcopalians. The initial visit of President Harris and Cannon Miller served a two-fold purpose to: 1. Rename the Jacksonville Union of Black Episcopalians in honor of Sidney Baines Parker and 2. to assist the Sidney Baines Parker UBE in planning for the 45th Conference. Father Hugh Chapman, Rector of St. Philips arranged for President Harris and Cannon Miller to meet with The Right Reverend Sam uel Howard who is the 8th Bishop of the Diocese of Florida. Bishop Howard enthusiastically embraces this historical gathering, pledging hi s full support and the support of the Diocese. Local UBE President, Alma Flowers, along with Father Parkers widow, Carolyn Burdine Parker graciously received the charter and plaque and the official renaming of the chapter. Clement Hall, Sr., a charter member of UBE upon its founding in 1968 was also present to witness this occasion along with 50 members of the Local Arrangements Committee from St. Philips and St. Gabriels. The Sidney B. Parker-UBE has th e distinction of being one of the first UBE organizations in the nation. For a quarter of a century, Father Parker, throughout the 1970s, 1980s and into the 1990s was the very popular congregation building rector and communicant of both St. Philips and St. Gabriels Episcopal Churches. Parke r also taught at the Episcopal High School and Edward Waters College. Walk through of Planning Structure Conference Guidelines. An historic Convocation of Episcopal Communities of African Descent is being held in conjunction with the National 45th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Conference of UBE. These historic eve nts are being held in Jacksonville, June 24-28, 2013. The Hyatt Hotel will be among several venues for activities of the UBE and the E piscopal Church. The Sidney B. Parker-UBE will serve as Host Chapter to hundreds of UBE members from more than 55 chapters throughout th e United States and the Caribbean with members in Canada, Africa and Latin America. After 145 years a Reconciliation Service organized by Bishop Howard and Father Hugh Chapman will be held prior to the 45th Annu al Conference of the UBE. On June 8 a Race Relations panel will be held at St. Philips and on the following Sunday, June 9, the congregation from St. Johns Cathedral will walk from the Cathedral at Church and Market Streets to St. Philips on Union and Pearl Streets for morning worship and to reconcile the incident that caused Helen Dillet Johnson to leave the Episcopal Church after attending St. John 145 years ago. In his autobiography, Along This Way James Weldon Johnson wrote of his mothers dismissal from the Church. It was something that neither forgot and because of Johnsons writingƒneither will history. And so it was that one Sunday morning (circa 1868) she went to worship at St. Johns Episcopal Church. As one who had been a member in the choir of (NYC) Christ Church Cathedral she went qu ite innocently. She went, in fact, not knowing any better. In the chanting of the service her soprano voice rang out clear and be autiful, and necks were craned to discover the singer. On leaving the church she was politely but definitely informed that the St. Johns c ongregation would prefer to have her worship the Lord elsewhere. Certainly she never went back to St. Johns nor any other Episcopal churc h; she followed her mother and joined Ebenezer, the colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, and became the choir leader. James Weldon Johnson, Along This Way p 10, 1933 Both St. Johns the Cathedral and the St. Philips Parish look forward to the opportunities of Reconciliation. At 6:00 p.m. on May 21, the Right Reverend Samuel Johnson Howard, installed and welcomed the Reverend Carrie English as Rector of the Church of the Res urrection, 12355 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32225. Since that insensitive and hurtful day 145 years ago reconciliation h as long been taking place in the Diocese of Florida. Local Arrangements Committee Linda Pearson Belton, Carolyn Burdine Parker and Alma Flowers The Rev. Deborah Mitchell Jackson joined St. Marks in October 2012 to serve as Interim Associate Rector. Deborah is a native of Jacksonville who was a parishioner at St. Philips and worked in the insurance industry before going to seminary at Sewanee and graduating in 2007. Rev. Carrie R. English, Diocese of Florida's first Black female rector, to serve on UBE Conference workshop panelBy UBE The Rev. Carrie R. English, rector of Resurrection Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida, will serve as part of a panel titled "Skills Needed to Become an Effective Servant Leader" at UBE's 45th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Conference. English, the first Black female priest named rector in the Diocese of Florida, is a native of Florida and a long-term member of the Diocese. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University in 1970, and a Masters of Counseling from the University of North Florida in 1979. She was ordained to the diaconate in 2005 and has served as deacon in several churches in the diocese. As a deacon, she served as a Hospice volunteer for adults and children. She was also involved in prison ministry as the outside representative in Kairos Outside, Camp St. Elizabeth, and Prisoners for Christ. English retired in 2008,after working for 38 years as a supervisor and administrator with the Agency for Health Care Administration. She entered Virginia Theological Seminary in 2009 where she served as one of two liturgy mentors for Morning Prayer. She earned a Masters of Divinity in May 2012 and on January 1, 2013, she was called to lead Resurrection Episcopal Church. English has been married to her husband Jeff for 36 years. They have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons. To register for the conference, book your hotel room or learn more visit: www.ube.org. Carrie R. English became a Priest back in June 2012 Rev Carrie R. English Installed as the Rector (Priest) of Resurrection Episcopal Church on Tuesday, May 21st at the church. she will be their first female and their first African American priest. Celebration of a new Ministry The Institution and The Induction of The Reverend Carrie R. English as Rector of Resurrection Episcopal Church Jacksonville Florida May 21 2013 June 30 July 3, 2013, at the Hyatt Hotel and especially the date of July 2, 2013. National Convention of the Union of Black Episcopalians This is the date that Ms Gwendoly Leapheart will get an award from this organization at their GALA dinner dance for outstanding community service along with Canon Nelson Pender of Orlando, Florida at 6:00 P.M. Be there Tickets are $75.00 The UBE 45th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Conference Hosted by the UBE Sidney B. Parker Chapter Jacksonville, Florida Union of Black Episcopalians To Host National Conference in JacksonvilleDr. Geraldine Smith, Cynthia Baker, Irvlyn Kennebrew, Reverend Carrie English, Linda Bryant, Dorothy Lemons, Cheryl Winters, Verona Mitchell

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Anonymous Tip Leads to Homicide Arrest A homicide suspect was arrested after an anonymous tip was received. Deputies responded to a shooting at approximately 11:24 p.m. and discovered the victim, 32-year-old Michael Gilbert, deceased in the front yard of the residence. The victim and a male friend were over at the residence visiting the male homeowner. At approximately 11:20 p.m., 28year-old Fabian Demetrick Williams, while armed with a semi automatic pistol approached Gilbert and the homeowner and demanded money. Williams was able to get away with approximately $150.00 in cash. During this time, Williams accomplice, an unknown black or Hispanic male also armed with a semi automatic pistol, approached Gilbert while Williams forced the homeowner into the residence at gunpoint. Upon entering the residence Williams confronted Gilberts friend who was trying to exit the residence. The friend engaged in a physical altercation with Williams which continued outside the residence. The homeowner and friend fled the area following the confrontation hearing multiple gunshots including two shots in the direction they were fleeing. According to reports, Gilbert died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. Fabian Williams is known to both the homeowner and friend. Detectives have issued a warrant for Williams. The second suspect has not been identified at this time. Detectives believe that the robbery/homicide is drug-related. An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of Fabian Williams, who was wanted by police for the murder of Michael Gilbert. Detectives obtained a warrant for Williams' arrest shortly after the crime for three counts of robbery with a firearm and felony first degree murder. Williams is also a three time violent offender and had only been out of prison for two years before this crime was committed. The recent tip to Crime Stoppers was immediately forwarded to the U.S. Marshal's Service Regional Fugitive Taskforce for investigation. With the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Georgia Fugitive Taskforce, Williams was located and taken into custody without incident. Crime Stoppers is an organization that gives citizens the ability to provide information anonymously regarding unsolved crimes and the whereabouts of wanted fugitives. Tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 if their tips directly result in an arrest being made. PAGE 6 THE STAR JUNE 08, 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: Tyrice Arnold Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 6/02/13 Name: Christina Barner Age: 17 Weight: 275 lbs Last seen: 5/24/13 Name: Precious Carter Age: 15 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 5/18/13 Name: Khyanna Chambers Age: 16 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 5/20/13MOSTWANTED Name: Antonio Bethea Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Jahshema Bondieunaitre Offense: Robbery Name: Rishon D. Bliss Offense: Resisting Officer w/Violence Child Abuse Child abuse and neglect occur when a parent, caretaker, or another person in a custodial role (e.g., clergy, coach, teacher) acts, or fails to act, in a manner that results in the death, serious physical or emotional harm, or sexual abuse or exploitation of a child. Recognizing child abuse : The Child : € Shows sudden changes in behavior or school performance € Has not received help for physical or medical problems brought to the parents attention € Has learning problems (or difficulty concentrating) that cannot be attributed to special physical or psychological causes € Is always watchful, as though preparing for something bad to happen € Lacks adult supervision € Is overly compliant, passive, or withdrawn € Comes to school or other activities early, stays late, and does not want to go home The Parent : €Shows little concern for the child € Denies the existence of„or blames the child for„the childs problems in school or at home € Asks teachers or other caregivers to use harsh physical discipline if the child misbehaves € Sees the child as entirely bad, worthless, or burdensome € Demands a level of physical or academic performance the child cannot achieve € Looks primarily to the child for care, attention, and satisfaction of emotional needs The Parent and Child : € Rarely touch or look at each other € Consider their relationship entirely negative € State that they do not like each other What Parents can do to Avoid Child Abuse : € Take a deep breath. Take a few more. Remember, you are the adult. € Close your eyes and imagine you are hearing what your child is about to hear, or receiving the same punishment. € Press your lips together and count to 20. € Put yourself in a "time-out" chair. Are you really angry at the child or is it something else. € Call a friend to talk about it. € If someone can watch the children, go out for a walk. € Take a hot bath or splash cold water on your face. € Turn on some music. Sing along if you want. € Pick up a pencil and write down a list of helpful words, not words that will hurt. Save the list. Use these words. If you know or believe that a child is being abused, do not hesitate to report it. Safety Man Threatens to Spray Gas on Victims during Robbery At approximately 9:11 p.m., patrol officers responded to a Shell Gas Station. Officers spoke with three victims who said 38-year-old Reggie Randall approached them. The victims told officers Randall started yelling and threatening the subjects. The victims also said that Randall grabbed the gas pump, aimed it at the victims, threatened to spray gas on them and told them hed send them to the hospital. Victims told officers Randall yelled, Give me everything you have.Ž The victims did not give Randall anything of value. Randall walked away towards apartments at a nearby street. The victims came to police headquarters and were shown a lineup. All three victims positively identified Randall as the suspect. Randall was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted robbery. Reggie Randall Three Killed After a Making Fun of a Man Who was PunkedŽ in Video At Approximately 12:43 am, officers responded to a bar in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located three subjects laying outside the business, along the sidewalk, each suffering from gunshot wounds. Two were deceased on scene from gunshot wounds to the head and one was pronounced deceased at a local hospital shortly thereafter. Detectives responded and worked throughout the rest of the night investigating these homicides. As part of the investigation, an officer and her K-9 partner conducted and article search in the area. They were able to locate a handgun in a nearby trash bin as a result of this search. The weapon was a 9mm semi-automatic. It has not yet been identified as the actual weapon used in these shootings. Detectives were able to identify a person of interest, who was contacted and transported to the police department, Major Crimes Section, for interview. This subject, 31-year-old Andrew Joseph Lobban upon being interviewed by Detectives, said he shot all three of the victims outside of the bar. Lobban advised that they had all worked together as bouncers at a different location. Lobban advised that one of the victims had recently "punked" him and video taped it then shown the other two victims. They had all laughed at Lobban and teased him about the video, causing him embarrassment. Lobban advised that he had harbored ill will towards the three since this had occurred. Andrew Lobban Fabian Williams

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PAGE7 THESTAR JUNE 8, 2013 City Of Jacksonville Plays Major Role In Cultural Documentary, Hosting Caribbean & Bahamas TeamPhotos by Frank M. Powell III (Star) Africa Allah & Shannon Hollywood Kid Crawford (DIRadiocast) What started off as a spinoff from an already popular Caribbean reality show has now become a major road to self discovery, connecting a group of Caribbean up and comers with their culture, heritage and the City of Jacksonville. Thanks, primarily to Clara McClaughlin and The Florida Star, iconic opera singer Roz Burroughs, the historic Ritz Theater, Jacksonville City Hall and Fort Mose, the #Bahamas40Atl cast members now have a better understanding of how their ancestors are tied to the city. Among those featured on the show, set to air this summer are Miss Universe Bahamas 2012 Celeste Marshall, Rake n Scrape artist Stilleet, Trinidadian musician and entertainer Jah Bami and our very own Arthia Nixon of The Florida/Georgia Star who served as project coordinator. JEM Media Group and DIRadiocast, producers of the show sought more than just an entertainment factor,Ž stated Nixon. Yes, Miss Marshall served as grand marshal in this years Atlanta Caribbean Carnival but the producers wanted to educate viewers, especially as The Bahamas is getting ready to celebrate its 40th year of independence. I was coming down to Jacksonville anyway and immediately got with Miss Clara McClaughlin of the Florida Star who was instrumental in pointing me in the right direction.Ž According to Nixon, the right direction was former State Senator Tony Hill, who started the journey at City Hall in the Office of The Mayor. After shocking the guests with his knowledge of street names, churches and citizens of The Bahamas, he and Councilwoman Mia Jones began piecing together the puzzle of how Jacksonville has a prominent place in Bahamian and Caribbean history. He then escorted delegates to the Ritz Theater where curator Miss Lydia, revealed the story behind the song Lift Every Voice And Sing and the fact the brothers behind it were born of a Bahamian woman. After an educational and hands on experience at Fort Mose, the delegates dined at Gypsy Cab Co. in St Augustines before heading back to get prepared for a dinner hosted by Jacksonville gem and opera diva Auntie Roz Burroughs. There, tears were shed during an emotional thank you to the Star by Nixon. However, the highlight for the evening came after dinner when Stileet took the mic and gave guests a taste of Junkanoo and the indigenous Bahamian sound known as Rake n Scrape while teaching some authentic Bahamian dances. Trinidadian, Jah Bami then serenaded the hostess with his smooth sultry reggae melody. With filming now wrapped and post production in session, Jacksonville is expected to appear in more than one episode. In fact, Fmr. Senator Hill confirmed that a group from Jacksonville will be heading over to The Bahamas in July to celebrate the nations 40th Independence. For more information visit www.diradiocast.com Luke Engram (Mature Movement Entertainment) and Pure treat the group to VIPnight Gypsy Cab Co. owners welcome the team. Project producer, JEMs Joy Mendoza and Kevin Hankerson continue to talk history over lunch. Fmr Sen. Hill continues leaves the team in awe.(Above)Arthia interviews Fmr. Senator Hill in front of City Hall. (Below) Jah Bami thanks Fort Mose staff for an informative tour.Senator Audrey Gibson proves shes got a Bahamian roots on the dance floor with StileetTwo Beauties:Ms Senior Jacksonville with Miss Universe Bahamas. Lydia, curator at the Ritz gives a history lesson. Jah Bami crowns Auntie Roz Caribbean queen Fmr. Senator Hill is an honorary Bahamian dressed for Junkanoo (Above) Jacksonvilles Music Man gets into the groove while Frances Bradley keeps the beat with Stileet (left).Ken Jefferson of WJXT, Channel 4 with Roz Burroughs(Above)Ken Jefferson, Marsha Dean Phelts, Celeste Marshall Miss Universe Bahamas, Clara McLaughlin publisher Florida/Georgia Star, State Senator Audrey Gibson, Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star, (second row) Frances Bradley Talk of The Town. (Left) Michael Blaylock, former CEO of JTA, Frances Bradley and Jaxs Federal Director & Former State Senator Hill.Miss Universe Bahamas with Marsha Dean Phelts (above) and Frank Powell lll (right). Below: The Stars Demetrius Lil Meechie Lawrence and Arthia Nixon Linda gives a jazz and classical flute treat.

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PAGE8 THESTAR JUNE 8, 2013 36th Annual Sea Islands African Heritage Festival Focuses On Future While Highlighting HistoryBy Arthia Nixon Photos by Frank M. Powell III & Angela Favors-Morrell Georgia/Florida Staff (St Simons Island, Ga) Gascoigne Park was a cornucopia of culture playing host to the Sea Islands African Heritage Festival, canopied by Spanish moss covered trees, with porpoises swimming along the bay in the backdrop. In what organizer Amy Roberts described as one of the best years of the event, Miss Universe Bahamas, former Senator Tony Hill, Gullah Geechee culture keepers, dancers, youth and church groups, plus Rake n Scrape artist Stileet from The Bahamas and Jah Bami of Trinidad and Tobago all made well received appearances. Former Florida State Senator Tony Hill, from the Office of the Mayor, City of Jacksonville, FL (left with wife and Celeste Marshall Miss Universe Bahamas), was instrumental in connecting Jacksonville, St Simons Island, The Bahamas and Caribbean through African ancestory. He spent Friday and Saturday with a Caribbean delegation, educating them on the links, which will be showcased in an upcoming documentary set to air this summer. The Florida and Georgia Star also joined in with Angela Favors-Morrell, Demetrius Lawrence and Arthia Nixon each taking the stage to introduce various acts. Pulled pork, barbeque chicken and iced treats were aplenty, while local artisans also had their stalls on display. However, it was the booth that Roberts herself sat at that gave a peek into the rich history of St Simons Island and the old African American school at the center of the fundraising. She gently flipped through two large portfolios and newspaper clippings, stating the challenges faced by AfricanAmericans post Civil War, recalling the Ibo people who held hands and chose to drown themselves in the marsh instead of work as slaves and explaining why some of the land owned by African Americans, while worth millions, will never be sold. When you are ready for a real tour of the island, well give you one that doesnt have a thing to do with tourism,Ž she joked. This island is a living testament as to who we are as African Americans and Afro-Caribbean people. We are cousinsƒ we are relatedƒ we have to tell our stories because they are not too many written records of it. Events like this introduce our children to the sight, to the sound and to the dialects. It shows them who we are and how far we have come. It also provides them with a clue as to where they ought to go.Ž While Roberts did not reveal how much was earned over the two day event, she did say that the proceeds will go towards restoring the old school house. She added that other events will be held throughout the year and that support is growing on a larger scale. We are grateful to the media like you all, because you allow us to spread the story in ways we could not,Ž she said. We have to say thank you for that because you gave us a voice and people hear whats happening and that is a major part of us keeping our heritage alive.Ž

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PAGE 9 THE STAR JUNE 8, 2013 SPORTS DEACON JONES DIES A T THE AGE OF 74He was a 14th-round afterthought who became one of the greatest defensive ends in NFL history. David "Deacon" Jones brought an entirely new level of fame to his position by authoring the "sack" term used by all who tackle quarterbacks behind the line of scrimmage, and perfecting the head-slap technique that was so devastating, the NFL eventually outlawed it. Always outspoken, Jones lived a boisterous and happy life throughout his 74 years, but he has p assed away of natural causes at his Southern California home. He is survived b y his wife, Elizabeth. Redskins general manager Bruce Allen's father George, one of the NFL's great defensive coordinators before he became a head coach, had Jones as part of the Los Angeles Rams' "Fearsome Foursome" defense from 1966 through 1970. That defensive line, which also included Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier, and Lamar Lundy, was one of the finest p osition groups the NFL has ever known. Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history," Bruce Allen said in a statement on the Redskins' official site. "Off the field, he was a true giant. His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him. He was cherished member of the Allen family and I will always consider him my big brother.Ž Jones was always a star, though it took some people a while to figure it out. Selected on a whim more than anything else in the 1961 NFL draft after a couple of Rams scouts saw Jones outrunning the backs he was chasing when he p layed for Mississippi Vocational (now known as Mississippi Valley State), Jones did his thing before tackle and sack totals were kept reliably and officially. But anyone who saw him would tell you that Jones was a true original, and the true spiritual father of all today's quarterback terrorizers. Jones once said, "Sacking the quarterback is like when you devastate a city, or you cream a multitude of people. You take all the offensive linemen and put them in a burlap bag, and then you take a baseball bat and beat on the bag. You're sacking them, you're bagging them. And that's what you're doing with a quarterback." Jones' playing style resonated with every generation after his. "Deacon Jones, for me, is an absolute institution," Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp told the NFL Network on Monday evening. "Growing up in Orlando, I heard the stories about Deacon Jones, from Eatonville, Florida, running down wide receivers as a defensive lineman. Then, you heard the stories about the head slap -helmets ringing inside stadiums, all the way to the top. Deacon Jones signified what it was to be a great warrior on the defensive line up front, all day long. Pack a lunch, because Deacon was coming, and it was going to be an all-day affair, and he was going to tell you about it. I patterned my game after him, because if you can talk that talk and walk that walk, you could stand beside Deacon. "He was the best." Michael Strahan called Jones a mentor...Deacon had such an impact,Ž Strahan told CBS Radio on Tuesday morning. He was one of those guys who were feared. People know about LT [Lawrence Taylor]. Well, Deacon was that guy. There's a reason they outlawed the head-slap. He was not one to play around on that field. He wanted to leave you with fear in your heart. Just from the technique of doing the head-slap, he would hit a guy over the ear hole and try to bust that guy's eardrum. When you see him tell that type of story with a smile on his face, you realize he had a heart. But it was a heart that on that football field, it went cold for the opponent.Ž The Rams' media guide credits Jones with 173.5 career sacks, and 159.5 with the Rams. Jones, who also played for the San Diego Chargers in 1972 and 1973, and the Redskins to finish his career in 1974, is credited as having recorded double-digit sacks in seven different seasons. In 1967, he became the first defensive end in NFL history to amass 100 solo tackles in a single season. He was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in both 1967 and 1968, was named to five straight first-team NFL All-Pro teams from 1965 through 1969, and is part of the NFL's 75th Anniversary team, established in 1994. In 1999, Sports Illustrated named him the "Defensive End of the Century." He was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980, his first year of eligibility. Jones had his own charitable foundation, visited the troops in the Middle East several times, and once had his own band, performing at the Cocoanut Grove club and singing onstage with Ray Charles. He appeared in several TV shows, including "Bewitched," "The Odd Couple," "The Brady Bunch," and "The Fall Guy." He also appeared in the 1978 movie, "Heaven Can Wait." First Coast Morns the Loss of J.T. TownsendThe initial plan was to help him, buthe ended up helping them instead. As people tried to put into words what Jerry J.T.Ž Townsend Jr. meant to them, they kept returning to this idea. They had planned to give him something „ a meal, money from a charity golf tournament, a few hours of their time, but he ended up giving them much more. Townsend Jr. died early Wednesday morning, nearly nine years after an injury in a high school football game left him paralyzed. He was 26 years old. An avid sports fan, he was watching basketball at his home Tuesday night when he slumped over in his chair. Paramedics were called and he was taken to Memorial Hospital, where efforts to revive him continued but were unsuccessful. The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack. As news of his death spread, not only through traditional media outlets but via social media, these sentiments were echoed near and far. This was a huge loss. And not just for his parents and two younger sisters, Precious and Sunshine. It was a loss for the community. About 60 families affected by disabilities who have turned to the J.T. Townsend Foundation for financial support and ended up getting much more than a check or equipment. They received emotional support from the foundations founder. Suns to Host Annual Baseball CampLocal kids to learn from the pros at Bragan FieldArea kids can learn baseball skills from some of the top players in the Miami Marlins organization as the Jacksonville Suns hosts its annual camp for July 11-12 at Bragan Field. The two-day camp will feature the Suns manager Andy Barkett and his staff with several Suns players teaching all aspects of the game of baseball. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day for kids ages 7-12. Campers will receive T-shirt, hat, and lunch for $85 dollars (plus tax) during the two days of instruction. Campers can receive a 10 percent discount if paid in full by June 14. Space is limited for the camp. Participants wishing to attend can download the form HERE to sign up. For more information, parents can contact JD Metrie or Jarod Simmons in the Suns offices at 904-358-2846

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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 JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! Mayor Alvin Brown, City of Jacksonville and Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Florida 5th Congressional District Presents 2013 JOB and RESOURCE FAIRŽ Monday, June 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Invited are several businesses to hire on the spot. In addition, a series of Job Readiness workshops will be conducted. Goodwill Industries, Work Source and the Jacksonville Urban League. These sessions are designed to enhance applicant interview skills. For more information about the job fair or readiness workshops, please contact the City of Jacksonville, Departmen t of Military Affairs, Mr. George Davis at (904) 630-3625 o r gedavis@coj.net. This message was sent by Mia Jones, State Representative, District 14. 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. Early summer session begins the week 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. 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. Certified Concealed Weapon License (Permit) Course Satisfies Florida State Statute 790.06 for Application to Lawfully Carry a Concealed Weapon. 1 Hour Course, $35.00 by Appt. in Nassau County, FL. Call Gary Belson (904)491-8358 for Information. VENDORS WANTED FOR ATTIC TREASURES SALE Look out all these treasuredŽ items gathering dust around your house and sell them at the upcoming: Penny Farms Attic Treasures Sale, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 For only $20 you can reserve space in the park, Bring your own table, chair, shade covering or umbrella and select a spot, Call 529-9078 or 5291496, for more information. MARK YOU R CALENDARS FOR THIS FUN EVENT AND CAL L TODAY FOR DETAILS. All proceeds benefit J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway. Andrew Mashburn, in his article entitled Quality of Social and Physical Environments in Preschools and Children's Development,Ž proposes two purposes for this particular study. The first objective is to scrutinize and analyze entities between quality of preschool, specifically between social and physical environments, and the average levels of academic language, and literacy development of children who are enrolled in preschools. The quality was evaluated and treated as an on-going variable to analyze its probability in connection with kids academic, language, and literacy skills at the end of preschool, and as a definite variable to compare the results among young learners who undergo low, medium, and high points of preschool quality. This study examines and observes impacts of the whole preschool quality and the quality of the social and physical environments on the relationships between traits of the child like gender, ethnicity, economic stature, and pre-test scores, and development results. Respondents of this study come from a diverse, countrywide sample of 4-year old learners in Georgia which is the first state in the U.S. to offer a general preschool program for any 4-year old kid. This is done along with Head Start and other private programs. Together, they provide official whole daycare classes to seventy percent of all kids aged four years old. For many reasons, teachers in preschool and day-care centers adhere to their personal and school philosophies. Depending on their school system and type (private, religious, public, etc.), teachers philosophies is most often influenced by these factors. The results and conclusions presented in this study could be useful in the promulgation and creation of more activities and teaching strategies that could be effective in preschool education. Moreover, these results can serve as guidelines to further improve existing preschool curriculum. Teachers and parents can also be made aware of the specificities that the study outcomes report. Preschools subscribe to many different theories and philosophies of education. One may meet some terms used to describe schools. Being familiar with these many kinds can aid parents in choosing what is best for their kids. Kids who are billeted in day care centers need special attention from teachers and child care workers. Research findings show that the more time kids spend in daycare; they are more likely to have behavioral problems. This findings cause concern for parents and providers. Strategies must be used and applied to make sure that children develop emotional and social skills to fight parents concern of disobedience and arguments. Many daycare programs are already instituting character-based and virtue programs to emphasize good behavior and caring for others. Preschool teachers assigned in day-care centers have the inherent love for children. Imagine having to be around and with children practically the whole day and most days of the week. They have to prepare activities that would express their interest in the welfare of these young ones. By Graciela Albas PUBLIC NOTICE EMPLOYMENT HUMAN HEALTH

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The nighttime soap airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m.V{ngt"Rgtt{"Igvu"HCOW"ItcfVjg"Jgcv"Hncog"Fqyp"ykvj"Qpn{ 4"fc{u"Tguv"chvgt"Ykppkpi""Icog"9 hqt"vjg"Gcuvgtp"EqphgtgpegVkvng Ygcnvj"Ycvejgtu"yknn"cuukuv"wpgornq{gf"jqogqypgtu cv"vjg"lqd"hckt"qp"Oqpfc{."Lwpg"32vj"kp"Tqqo"328 Hnqtkfc Igqtikc EjwtejOn Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Director of Investigations and Homeland Security Mike Williams addressed the media about two arrests in a recent adverse impact rental property scheme. Elton McCall and Rosemary McCoy charged in scheme Director Williams told local media outlets that Rosemary McCoy and Elton McCall engaged in an elaborate scheme to rent out at least seven properties that did not belong to them. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Economic Crimes Sgt. Bill Whitney also stated that most of the properties were bank owned and had been, or were in the process of, foreclosure. Miami had just two days of rest after winning the Eastern Conference title where they played seven games. But their tired bodies reminded them after leading the game until fourth quarter, that they were only human as the fatigue set in. The last seven games against Indiana was comparable to the game Thursday as it was hard work against a strong team. Game 2 of the NBA Finals is Sunday. The Heat would have only had another two days of rest but Floridians, in spite of Andrea, knows the Heat will be on.Ugpcvqt"Lqjp"OeEckpu"Uqp" Octtkgu"Ncf{"qh"Eqnqt Vtqrkecn"Uvqto"Cpftgc"Hqtou< Hktuv"Pcogf"Uvqto"qh"vjg"4235 Jwttkecpg"Ugcuqp Vjg"Uwffgp Fgcvj"qh"L0 V0"VqypugpfThis Jacksonville resident was an outstanding athlete and student. His death was not expected. He will be missed Hurricane season 2013 started June 1 and it took just days for the first official tropical storm to develop in the Gulf of Mexico. 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THE LAY ORGANIZATION is having a program to honor all Black Soldiers from the Civil War to Present on June 30, 2013. Congresswoman Corrine Brown, plus Veterans will paticipate in the program. Greater Grant Memorial AME Church, 5533 Gilchrist Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32219. For more information, call (904) 7645992. St. Philip's and area Episcopal Church Community Announcements UBE Convocation ~ Momentum is gathering for this historic gathering of Black Episcopalians from here in America and other fellow Anglicans from the Caribbean and Europe. Convocation dates are June 30th-July 3rd. The opening service is at St. Johns Cathedral at 6:30 p.m. when the late Dr. Sidney B. Parker will be specially remembered. It will be St. Philip's turn to host the Youth Explosion on Monday, July 1st at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception at Metropolitan Park. The Gala Banquet will be Tuesday, July 2nd at the Hyatt. Tickets for local guests cost $75.00 per person for VIP Reception and Banquet it will be $125.00 per person. Founders Day/Service of Reconciliation ~ On June 9th our Founders Day Service will bring together two congregations, St. Johns Cathedral and ours. Please note the adjusted time of service 10:30 a.m. The Dean, Cathedral Staff, Choir and congregation will join us for this special celebration. St. Philip's invites all of our members, friends and neighbors to come join us. As a prelude to this celebration, Janet Owens has arranged for a Reconciliation Workshop facilitated by One Jax for Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in our parish hall. VBR Update ~ Vacation Bible Retreat planned for July 26-28. Diocesan Summer Camp 2013~ Registration is now open! You can get all needed information from the Diocesan website www.diocesefl.org, or check in with the parish office. Partial scholarships are being offered by the Christian Education Department to those wishing to attend. Ride for Freedom and Reconciliation~ The Diocese is offering scholarships for those youth desirous of joining Bishop Howard and Canon Wiley Ammons on a tour of historic churches across the Diocese. Discussions surrounding civil rights struggles here in Florida, will form a major part of this tour. Spring Yard and Food Sale: When: June 8, 2013 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Where: St. Gabriels Episcopal Church, 523 Moncrief Road West Wing Baskets $7.00 & 12:00 Fish sandwiches $5.00. Annual African, American, Caribbean Festival~ Please join us for the Annual African, American, Caribbean Festival, Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 4pm, at the St. Johns Cathedral. We will have Entertainment, Fun, Food and a look at the latest Fashions. Presented by Greater Church of God by Faith and St. Vincent's Faith Community Nursing program: What: "I'm Better Than Average" Youth Summit Discussion of real life topics and facilitated Q&A sessions. June 28 (5p 8:30p) and June 29 (11a 5p). Teens 14 19 (Parental consent is required for youth under 18.) Sessions will be held for parents, too. Greater COGBF 2434 Old Middleburg Rd. *Door prizes, snacks and refreshments! **If attending both days, win a FLAT SCREEN TV or qualify for a pizza party Saturday night! To register and/or consent forms, call 904 771 4941. JACKSONVILLE, FL ADERHOLT, John H. Buddy, Sr., 90, died May 29, 2013. BACON, Brenda S., 66, died June 2, 2013. BROWN, William, died May 30, 2013. CARTER June, 72, died June 3, 2013. DAVIS, Brian, 51, died June 1, 2013. DAWSON, Denese L., 47, died May 29, 2013. DOBY, Randolph, Sr., died June 3, 2013. DOUGHTY, Walt, 76, died June 2, 2013. ELLIS, Herbert E., 80, died June 3, 2013. FISH, Johnnie Shopie Simmons, died June 2, 2013. FLETCHER, Roosevelt, died June 1, 2013. GROVESNOR, Mildred, 92, died May 28, 2013. HALL, Arthur L., died May 31, 2013. HALL, Elizabeth Jones, died May 29, 2013. HAMILTON, Chard, 67, died May 27, 2013. HARRIS Aaron Maurice, 32, died June 3, 2013. HARVIN, Mary L., 88, June 2, 2013. HAYWOOD, Willie Earl, Sr., died May 30, 2013. HESS, Raymond Albert, 52, died May 31, 2013. HICKEY, William Francis Bill, 89, died May 29, 2013. HOLLOWAY, Alfred R., 85, died June 3, 2013. HOLMES, Mary Elizbeth, died May 29, 2013. JOHNS, James Larry, 73, died June 3, 2013. KLEINE, Fred E., 66, died June 2, 2013. KLISCHER, Allen H., Jr., 65, died May 29, 2013. LEE, Khadija K., 66, died June 2, 2013. LEWIS, Keith Renard, 49, died May 30, 2013. LITTLE, George Washington G.W., 85, died June 2, 2013. LOADHOLT, Everett Edsel, 74, died May 30, 2013. MALPHURS, Gladys Geneva, 90, died June 2, 2013. McCLAIN, Willie, died June 1, 2013. MORGAN, Nathan Mayo, 76, died June 1, 2013. NEWKIRK, Hester, died May 28, 2013. NOISETTE, Arthur E., 83, died June 2, 2013. PHILLIPS, Tanya Lynn, 31, died May 28, 2013. RANDOLPH, Gwendolyn Victoria, died May 28, 2013. RANDOLPH, Mark Douglas, died June 2, 2013. ROBERTS, Willie Mae, died June 1, 2013. SAVAGE, James A., Jr., died June 4, 2013. SEWELL, Ruth E., died June 1, 2013. SHIVER, William Martin, 65, died June 1, 2013. SMITH, Benjamin J., died June 3, 2013. SMITH, Mary K., died June 1, 2013. TUCKER, Thomas Newton, 72, died June 2, 2013. VARNES, Conner Dwayne, age 1, died June 1, 2013. WILSON, Wendy Gale, 46, died June 1, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BROWN, Amos M., 78, died June 3, 2013. COLEMAN, Charles Wesley, died May 31, 2013. CREWS, J.L., 74, died June 2, 2013. WARRICK, Leonard Daniel, Jr., died May 29, 2013. WILLIAMS, Annie Ruth Jones, died June 2, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR JUNE 8, 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.every Wednesday 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. 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Fathers Day was fast approaching so Grandma took a then three-year-old Lil Meechie to the local drug store. Once they were inside Butterfield's, grandma showed him all the cards for dads and told him to pick one. After shopping for about 15 minutes grandma finally looked back and saw Lil Meechie picking up one card after another, opening them up and quickly shoving them back into slots, every which way. Dementrious, what are you doing? his grandmother asked. Havent you found a nice card yet? No, Lil Meechie replied. Im looking for one with money in it! JUNE 8, 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 Nwrwu"Fkurtqrqtvkqpcvgn{" Chhgevu"Yqogp"qh"EqnqtLupus disproportionately affects women of color and is often misdiagnosed in Black women in particular, due in part to unconscious biases, but also because its symptoms vary and mimic other illnesses. There needs to be awareness in the African American community that 75 percent of women who get lupus are women of color, she says. We need to know what this looks like and how we can turn the tide and use our voices to have an impact on health inequities. Lupus is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder affecting the connective tissue, where the body's own immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues, causing inflammation and malfunction of various organ systems. In lupus, the organ systems most often involved include the skin, kidneys, blood and joints. In some cases, lupus may be a mild disorder affecting only a few organ systems. In other cases, it may result in serious complications and death. According to the U.S. Department of Health, Black women are three times more likely to get lupus than White women. Black and Latino women are also more likely to get lupus at a younger age and suffer from more severe symptoms like kidney problems. In particular, Black women with lupus have more problems with seizures, strokes and dangerous swelling of the heart muscle. Overall, nine out of ten adults diagnosed with lupus are women aged 15-45. CCTR"Hkijvkpi"hqt"Chhqtfcdng"Jgcnvj"Ectg hqt"vjqug"Wpkpuwtgf"kp"HnqtkfcBy Vincent Jacobbi AARP knows how important health care is to you and your loved ones especially to people age 50-64 who are too young for Medicare but who cant afford to buy private health insurance. That is why AARP Florida is fighting to persuade Florida legislators not to turn away $51 billion in our own federal tax dollars that could provide coverage for up to 1 million uninsured Floridians of modest means. In early May, Florida lawmakers ended the 2013 regular session by failing to expand health coverage in the 2013 state legislative session. Though Gov. Rick Scott and the state Senate favored accepting federal help to expand health coverage, state House leaders balked. Now Florida is at risk of seeing $51 billion of our own federal tax dollars go back to Washington. AARP volunteer radio hosts Billie Holmes and Melvin Wooden, both of Jacksonville, focused attention on this issue in their recent radio interview program on WCGL-AM 1360. Together, Ms. Holmes and Wooden brought information to listeners showing how accepting our own federal tax dollars would have helped up to 260,000 people age 50 and older get badly needed coverage. The program would have also provided hundreds of millions of extra dollars per year to Florida hospitals, while also creating jobs. Yet the same state House members who balked at health coverage for others have no problems accepting health insurance for themselves. House members pay just $8.34 a month for state-subsidized health care next year, or $30 a month to cover their entire family. To urge state lawmakers to expand health coverage in a special legislative session later this year, please call 1-888-222-4121. Tune in every month on WCGL-AM 1360 on the second and last Wednesdays of the month for News You Can Use from AARP to learn about issues affecting older African-Americans in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. To volunteer for AARP Florida in the Jacksonville area, please call (866) 595-7678 and ask for Associate State Director Nancy Stanton. Vincent Jacobbi is an AARP communications intern. YCPV""YQTMA"LQD"HCKTOqpfc{."Lwpg"32"htqo";"c0o0"vq"4"r0o0"Rtkog"QudqtpUvqr"d{"vjg"Hnqtkfc"cpf"Igqtikc"dqqvj/Yg"pggf"jgnr0

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PAGE 4 THE STAR JUNE 8, 2013 New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Inc.Installation Celebration & Service of Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1824 Prospect Street celebrated the Installation of their new Pastor, Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, this past weekend beginning Friday, May 24th with a highly spirit filled, old fashion hand clapping, foot patting Pre-Installation Celebration with old time hymns, inspirational dancers, harmony quartets, and several spirit filled solos by many other artists who brought the congregation to its feet all night long. Saturday was a day of fun, games and free food for all. The young and young at heart enjoyed bounce houses, horse shoes, dominoes, checkers, water slides, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, grilled fish, other foods and many, many other games. A full day of games and fun under tents and in the sun was enjoyed by friends, neighbors, members and others in attendance. The excitement and momentum spilled over into the Sunday Morning Worship, which was well attended by friends, members and their families. Many came to hear Pastor Wise speak, having heard what a dynamic preacher/teacher that he is. Pastor Wise did not disappoint anyone. Sunday evening, at 4:00 pm, The Official Installation Service & Ceremony began. Pastor Robert Herring of Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church was the presider of both the Worship Service and the Official Installation Ceremony. Pastor Marion A. Wise & First Lady Nikasha M. Wise was escorted into the Sanctuary by New Bethlehems Chairman of Deacons Ministry and President of the Deaconess Ministry. Rev. Johnny Johnson, Pastor of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church and Moderator of Emanuel Progressive Baptist Association, along with his Deacons, Ushers and their vigorous mass Choir, were in charge of the Worship Service. Pastor Johnsons Sermon and text, Who God Left The Keys With (Matthew 16:19) enlightened everyone present of who God left the keys of his house with, and who is the Shepherd and leader of his House. Pastor Johnson did not hold back anything in letting everyone know that the Pastor is the Shepherd in charge of the keys, and responsible for the sheep in Gods house. Rev. Ernest Griffin, Pastor of Shalom Missionary Baptist Church offered the invitation to Discipleship which ended the first part of the Worship Service. The Official Installation Service began immediately afterward with singing of the hymn A Charge To Keep I Have led by Pastor Quan Glover of Young Zion Baptist Church. The Charge to the Church was given by Pastor Gartrel Sims, Sr., of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the Charge to the Pastor was given by Pastor Robert Herring of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. Installation prayer was given by Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus of New Bethlehem. Rev. Dr. E. I Norman, Moderator Emeritus of EPBA, presented the new Pastor to the church which was received by much acceptance, adoration and love. After words of appreciation and remarks from chairpersons & Officers, expression of thanks and gratitude came from Pastor Marion and First Lady Nikasha Wise. The closing remarks & benediction was given by Pastor Johnny Johnson. New Bethlehem: The Church Where God Provides Hope, Help & Healing. Friday Night Praise & Worship (5/24/13) Saturday Community Fun Day (5/25/13) Sunday Installation Service 4:00 pm (5/26/13) Arkeem Woods, Pastor Wise & Lawrence Starling throwing horseshoes Bro. Eddie Shingles, Eula Fletcher (white hat) & others Dea. Carlton Jenkins & Bro. James Brown Sis. Shirley Mitchell (background), Sis. Jessie Mitchell (red shirt) Sis. Annette Jordan & Mother of Church Sis. Mary Hooks Troy, Cecil & Allison Ross and Alayna Shamia & Shanese Jones with bounce house & water slide Ushers: Sis. Ruth Pearson, Sis. Luretha Thomas, Sis. Oretha Brooks Bro. Antwione Peterson, Horace Jones & The Jubilaires (row 1) Dea. Black, Dea. Tolliver, Dea. Blue (row 2) Dea. R. Rease, Sis. Peggy Rease, Sis. Deloris Armstrong, Sis. Betty Brown, Sis. Kim Jones Pastor Marion A. & First Lady Nikasha M. Wise Dea. Robert Jackson (chairman deacons ministry), Pastor Marion & First Lady Nikasha Wise, Sis. Dora Simpkins (president of deaconess ministry) Pastor Marion & Sis. Nikasha Wise Rev. Ernest & Sis. Annie Griffin (Mistress of Ceremony) (left background) Sis. Annette Jordan & Mother Hooks, Sis. Shirley Keith, Sis. Martha Jackson Dea. Nathaniel Tolliver, Dea. Levi Lawrence, Dea. Blue & Dea. Black leading devotions (background) New Bethlehem Choir & Rev. Joe Calhoun Processional of Pastor Marion A. Wise & Sis. Dora Simpkins (president Deaconess Ministry, First Lady Nikasha M. Wise & Dea. Robert Jackson, (chairman Deacons Min.) New Bethlehem Deaconess Ministry Pastor Johnny Johnson, Philadelphia Baptist Church, speaker in charge of Service. (from left) Rev. Ernest Griffin, Rev. Willie Addison, Rev. Gartrel Sims & others ministers (from left) Rev. Gartrel Sims, Rev. Johnny Johnson, Rev. Robert Herring, Rev. E. I. Norman, Rev. Joe Calhoun. Philadelphia MBC Choir in background (row 2) Sis. Betty Brown, Sis. Kim Jones, Sis. Anna Brown, Sis. Regina Williams, Dea. Walter Keith, Dea. Andy Turner & other worshippers Sis. Sonia Young presenting gift to Pastor Wise Dea. Walter Keith presenting gift to Pastor Wise Dea. Robert & Sis. Martha presenting gift to Pastor Wise Ordained Clergy & Pastors Laying Hands on New Pastor (Pastor Wise kneeling in center) Pastor & First Lady Wise (deaconess in background) Bro. Lawrence Starling, Chairman of Pulpit Committee, Dea. Robert Jackson, Chairman of Deacons Ministry, Sis. Jessie Mitchell, Chairperson of Installation Committee with Remarks

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JUNE 8, 2013 THE STA R PAGE 5 Story by Marsha Dean Phelts Pictures by Michael R. Phelts and Frank M. Powell Throughout the year the National Union of Black Episcopalians President, John E. Harris, Jr., (Virginia Beach) and the National Treasurer as well as President of Province IV, Cannon Richard Miller, (Miami) have been meeting with the members of the Jacksonville Union of Black Episcopalians. The initial visit of President Harris and Cannon Miller served a two-fold purpose to: 1. Rename the Jacksonville Union of Black Episcopalians in honor of Sidney Baines Parker and 2. to assist the Sidney Baines Parker UBE in planning for the 45th Conference. Father Hugh Chapman, Rector of St. Philips arranged for President Harris and Cannon Miller to meet with The Right Reverend Samuel Howard who is the 8th Bishop of the Diocese of Florida. Bishop Howard enthusiastically embraces this historical gathering, pledging his full support and the support of the Diocese. Local UBE President, Alma Flowers, along with Father Parkers widow, Carolyn Burdine Parker graciously received the charter and plaque and the official renaming of the chapter. Clement Hall, Sr., a charter member of UBE upon its founding in 1968 was also present to witness this occasion along with 50 members of the Local Arrangements Committee from St. Philips and St. Gabriels. The Sidney B. Parker-UBE has the distinction of being one of the first UBE organizations in the nation. For a quarter of a century, Father Parker, throughout the 1970s, 1980s and into the 1990s was the very popular congregation building rector and communicant of both St. Philips and St. Gabriels Episcopal Churches. Parker also taught at the Episcopal High School and Edward Waters College. Walk through of Planning Structure Conference Guidelines. An historic Convocation of Episcopal Communities of African Descent is being held in conjunction with the National 45th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Conference of UBE. These historic events are being held in Jacksonville, June 24-28, 2013. The Hyatt Hotel will be among several venues for activities of the UBE and the E piscopal Church. The Sidney B. Parker-UBE will serve as Host Chapter to hundreds of UBE members from more than 55 chapters throughout th e United States and the Caribbean with members in Canada, Africa and Latin America. After 145 years a Reconciliation Service organized by Bishop Howard and Father Hugh Chapman will be held prior to the 45th Annu al Conference of the UBE. On June 8 a Race Relations panel will be held at St. Philips and on the following Sunday, June 9, the congregation from St. Johns Cathedral will walk from the Cathedral at Church and Market Streets to St. Philips on Union and Pearl Streets for morning worship and to reconcile the incident that caused Helen Dillet Johnson to leave the Episcopal Church after attending St. John 145 years ago. In his autobiography, Along This Way James Weldon Johnson wrote of his mothers dismissal from the Church. It was something that neither forgot and because of Johnsons writingneither will history. And so it was that one Sunday morning (circa 1868) she went to worship at St. Johns Episcopal Church. As one who had been a member in the choir of (NYC) Christ Church Cathedral she went qu ite innocently. She went, in fact, not knowing any better. In the chanting of the service her soprano voice rang out clear and beautiful, and necks were craned to discover the singer. On leaving the church she was politely but definitely informed that the St. Johns c ongregation would prefer to have her worship the Lord elsewhere. Certainly she never went back to St. Johns nor any other Episcopal church; she followed her mother and joined Ebenezer, the colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, and became the choir leader. James Weldon Johnson, Along This Way p 10, 1933 Both St. Johns the Cathedral and the St. Philips Parish look forward to the opportunities of Reconciliation. At 6:00 p.m. on May 21, the Right Reverend Samuel Johnson Howard, installed and welcomed the Reverend Carrie English as Rector of the Church of the Res urrection, 12355 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32225. Since that insensitive and hurtful day 145 years ago reconciliation has long been taking place in the Diocese of Florida. Local Arrangements Committee Linda Pearson Belton, Carolyn Burdine Parker and Alma Flowers The Rev. Deborah Mitchell Jackson joined St. Marks in October 2012 to serve as Interim Associate Rector. Deborah is a native of Jacksonville who was a parishioner at St. Philips and worked in the insurance industry before going to seminary at Sewanee and graduating in 2007. Rev. Carrie R. English, Diocese of Florida's first Black female rector, to serve on UBE Conference workshop panelBy UBE The Rev. Carrie R. English, rector of Resurrection Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida, will serve as part of a panel titled "Skills Needed to Become an Effective Servant Leader" at UBE's 45th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Conference. English, the first Black female priest named rector in the Diocese of Florida, is a native of Florida and a long-term member of the Diocese. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University in 1970, and a Masters of Counseling from the University of North Florida in 1979. She was ordained to the diaconate in 2005 and has served as deacon in several churches in the diocese. As a deacon, she served as a Hospice volunteer for adults and children. She was also involved in prison ministry as the outside representative in Kairos Outside, Camp St. Elizabeth, and Prisoners for Christ. English retired in 2008,after working for 38 years as a supervisor and administrator with the Agency for Health Care Administration. She entered Virginia Theological Seminary in 2009 where she served as one of two liturgy mentors for Morning Prayer. She earned a Masters of Divinity in May 2012 and on January 1, 2013, she was called to lead Resurrection Episcopal Church. English has been married to her husband Jeff for 36 years. They have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons. To register for the conference, book your hotel room or learn more visit: www.ube.org. Carrie R. English became a Priest back in June 2012 Rev Carrie R. English Installed as the Rector (Priest) of Resurrection Episcopal Church on Tuesday, May 21st at the church. she will be their first female and their first African American priest. Celebration of a new Ministry The Institution and The Induction of The Reverend Carrie R. English as Rector of Resurrection Episcopal Church Jacksonville Florida May 21 2013 June 30 July 3, 2013, at the Hyatt Hotel and especially the date of July 2, 2013. National Convention of the Union of Black Episcopalians This is the date that Ms Gwendoly Leapheart will get an award from this organization at their GALA dinner dance for outstanding community service along with Canon Nelson Pender of Orlando, Florida at 6:00 P.M. Be there Tickets are $75.00 The UBE 45th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Conference Hosted by the UBE Sidney B. Parker Chapter Jacksonville, Florida Union of Black Episcopalians To Host National Conference in JacksonvilleDr. Geraldine Smith, Cynthia Baker, Irvlyn Kennebrew, Reverend Carrie English, Linda Bryant, Dorothy Lemons, Cheryl Winters, Verona Mitchell

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Anonymous Tip Leads to Homicide Arrest A homicide suspect was arrested after an anonymous tip was received. Deputies responded to a shooting at approximately 11:24 p.m. and discovered the victim, 32-year-old Michael Gilbert, deceased in the front yard of the residence. The victim and a male friend were over at the residence visiting the male homeowner. At approximately 11:20 p.m., 28year-old Fabian Demetrick Williams, while armed with a semi automatic pistol approached Gilbert and the homeowner and demanded money. Williams was able to get away with approximately $150.00 in cash. During this time, Williams accomplice, an unknown black or Hispanic male also armed with a semi automatic pistol, approached Gilbert while Williams forced the homeowner into the residence at gunpoint. Upon entering the residence Williams confronted Gilberts friend who was trying to exit the residence. The friend engaged in a physical altercation with Williams which continued outside the residence. The homeowner and friend fled the area following the confrontation hearing multiple gunshots including two shots in the direction they were fleeing. According to reports, Gilbert died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. Fabian Williams is known to both the homeowner and friend. Detectives have issued a warrant for Williams. The second suspect has not been identified at this time. Detectives believe that the robbery/homicide is drug-related. An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of Fabian Williams, who was wanted by police for the murder of Michael Gilbert. Detectives obtained a warrant for Williams' arrest shortly after the crime for three counts of robbery with a firearm and felony first degree murder. Williams is also a three time violent offender and had only been out of prison for two years before this crime was committed. The recent tip to Crime Stoppers was immediately forwarded to the U.S. Marshal's Service Regional Fugitive Taskforce for investigation. With the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Georgia Fugitive Taskforce, Williams was located and taken into custody without incident. Crime Stoppers is an organization that gives citizens the ability to provide information anonymously regarding unsolved crimes and the whereabouts of wanted fugitives. Tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 if their tips directly result in an arrest being made. PAGE 6 THE STAR JUNE 08, 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: Tyrice Arnold Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 6/02/13 Name: Christina Barner Age: 17 Weight: 275 lbs Last seen: 5/24/13 Name: Precious Carter Age: 15 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 5/18/13 Name: Khyanna Chambers Age: 16 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 5/20/13MOSTWANTED Name: Antonio Bethea Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Jahshema Bondieunaitre Offense: Robbery Name: Rishon D. Bliss Offense: Resisting Officer w/Violence Child Abuse Child abuse and neglect occur when a parent, caretaker, or another person in a custodial role (e.g., clergy, coach, teacher) acts, or fails to act, in a manner that results in the death, serious physical or emotional harm, or sexual abuse or exploitation of a child. Recognizing child abuse : The Child: Shows sudden changes in behavior or school performance Has not received help for physical or medical problems brought to the parents attention Has learning problems (or difficulty concentrating) that cannot be attributed to special physical or psychological causes Is always watchful, as though preparing for something bad to happen Lacks adult supervision Is overly compliant, passive, or withdrawn Comes to school or other activities early, stays late, and does not want to go home The Parent: Shows little concern for the child Denies the existence ofor blames the child forthe childs problems in school or at home Asks teachers or other caregivers to use harsh physical discipline if the child misbehaves Sees the child as entirely bad, worthless, or burdensome Demands a level of physical or academic performance the child cannot achieve Looks primarily to the child for care, attention, and satisfaction of emotional needs The Parent and Child : Rarely touch or look at each other Consider their relationship entirely negative State that they do not like each other What Parents can do to Avoid Child Abuse : Take a deep breath. Take a few more. Remember, you are the adult. Close your eyes and imagine you are hearing what your child is about to hear, or receiving the same punishment. Press your lips together and count to 20. Put yourself in a "time-out" chair. Are you really angry at the child or is it something else. Call a friend to talk about it. If someone can watch the children, go out for a walk. Take a hot bath or splash cold water on your face. Turn on some music. Sing along if you want. Pick up a pencil and write down a list of helpful words, not words that will hurt. Save the list. Use these words. If you know or believe that a child is being abused, do not hesitate to report it. Safety Man Threatens to Spray Gas on Victims during Robbery At approximately 9:11 p.m., patrol officers responded to a Shell Gas Station. Officers spoke with three victims who said 38-year-old Reggie Randall approached them. The victims told officers Randall started yelling and threatening the subjects. The victims also said that Randall grabbed the gas pump, aimed it at the victims, threatened to spray gas on them and told them hed send them to the hospital. Victims told officers Randall yelled, Give me everything you have. The victims did not give Randall anything of value. Randall walked away towards apartments at a nearby street. The victims came to police headquarters and were shown a lineup. All three victims positively identified Randall as the suspect. Randall was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted robbery. Reggie Randall Three Killed After a Making Fun of a Man Who was Punked in Video At Approximately 12:43 am, officers responded to a bar in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located three subjects laying outside the business, along the sidewalk, each suffering from gunshot wounds. Two were deceased on scene from gunshot wounds to the head and one was pronounced deceased at a local hospital shortly thereafter. Detectives responded and worked throughout the rest of the night investigating these homicides. As part of the investigation, an officer and her K-9 partner conducted and article search in the area. They were able to locate a handgun in a nearby trash bin as a result of this search. The weapon was a 9mm semi-automatic. It has not yet been identified as the actual weapon used in these shootings. Detectives were able to identify a person of interest, who was contacted and transported to the police department, Major Crimes Section, for interview. This subject, 31-year-old Andrew Joseph Lobban upon being interviewed by Detectives, said he shot all three of the victims outside of the bar. Lobban advised that they had all worked together as bouncers at a different location. Lobban advised that one of the victims had recently "punked" him and video taped it then shown the other two victims. They had all laughed at Lobban and teased him about the video, causing him embarrassment. Lobban advised that he had harbored ill will towards the three since this had occurred. Andrew Lobban Fabian Williams

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PAGE THESTAR JUNE 8, 2013 City Of Jacksonville Plays Major Role In Cultural Documentary, Hosting Caribbean & Bahamas TeamPhotos by Frank M. Powell III (Star) Africa Allah & Shannon Hollywood Kid Crawford (DIRadiocast) What started off as a spinoff from an already popular Caribbean reality show has now become a major road to self discovery, connecting a group of Caribbean up and comers with their culture, heritage and the City of Jacksonville. Thanks, primarily to Clara McClaughlin and The Florida Star, iconic opera singer Roz Burroughs, the historic Ritz Theater, Jacksonville City Hall and Fort Mose, the #Bahamas40Atl cast members now have a better understanding of how their ancestors are tied to the city. Among those featured on the show, set to air this summer are Miss Universe Bahamas 2012 Celeste Marshall, Rake n Scrape artist Stilleet, Trinidadian musician and entertainer Jah Bami and our very own Arthia Nixon of The Florida/Georgia Star who served as project coordinator. JEM Media Group and DIRadiocast, producers of the show sought more than just an entertainment factor, stated Nixon. Yes, Miss Marshall served as grand marshal in this years Atlanta Caribbean Carnival but the producers wanted to educate viewers, especially as The Bahamas is getting ready to celebrate its 40th year of independence. I was coming down to Jacksonville anyway and immediately got with Miss Clara McClaughlin of the Florida Star who was instrumental in pointing me in the right direction. According to Nixon, the right direction was former State Senator Tony Hill, who started the journey at City Hall in the Office of The Mayor. After shocking the guests with his knowledge of street names, churches and citizens of The Bahamas, he and Councilwoman Mia Jones began piecing together the puzzle of how Jacksonville has a prominent place in Bahamian and Caribbean history. He then escorted delegates to the Ritz Theater where curator Miss Lydia, revealed the story behind the song Lift Every Voice And Sing and the fact the brothers behind it were born of a Bahamian woman. After an educational and hands on experience at Fort Mose, the delegates dined at Gypsy Cab Co. in St Augustines before heading back to get prepared for a dinner hosted by Jacksonville gem and opera diva Auntie Roz Burroughs. There, tears were shed during an emotional thank you to the Star by Nixon. However, the highlight for the evening came after dinner when Stileet took the mic and gave guests a taste of Junkanoo and the indigenous Bahamian sound known as Rake n Scrape while teaching some authentic Bahamian dances. Trinidadian, Jah Bami then serenaded the hostess with his smooth sultry reggae melody. With filming now wrapped and post production in session, Jacksonville is expected to appear in more than one episode. In fact, Fmr. Senator Hill confirmed that a group from Jacksonville will be heading over to The Bahamas in July to celebrate the nations 40th Independence. For more information visit www.diradiocast.com Luke Engram (Mature Movement Entertainment) and Pure treat the group to VIPnight Gypsy Cab Co. owners welcome the team. Project producer, JEMs Joy Mendoza and Kevin Hankerson continue to talk history over lunch. Fmr Sen. Hill continues leaves the team in awe.(Above)Arthia interviews Fmr. Senator Hill in front of City Hall. (Below) Jah Bami thanks Fort Mose staff for an informative tour.Senator Audrey Gibson proves shes got a Bahamian roots on the dance floor with StileetTwo Beauties:Ms Senior Jacksonville with Miss Universe Bahamas. Lydia, curator at the Ritz gives a history lesson. Jah Bami crowns Auntie Roz Caribbean queen Fmr. Senator Hill is an honorary Bahamian dressed for Junkanoo (Above) Jacksonvilles Music Man gets into the groove while Frances Bradley keeps the beat with Stileet (left).Ken Jefferson of WJXT, Channel 4 with Roz Burroughs(Above)Ken Jefferson, Marsha Dean Phelts, Celeste Marshall Miss Universe Bahamas, Clara McLaughlin publisher Florida/Georgia Star, State Senator Audrey Gibson, Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star, (second row) Frances Bradley Talk of The Town. (Left) Michael Blaylock, former CEO of JTA, Frances Bradley and Jaxs Federal Director & Former State Senator Hill.Miss Universe Bahamas with Marsha Dean Phelts (above) and Frank Powell lll (right). Below: The Stars Demetrius Lil Meechie Lawrence and Arthia Nixon Linda gives a jazz and classical flute treat.

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PAGE THESTAR JUNE 8, 2013 36th Annual Sea Islands African Heritage Festival Focuses On Future While Highlighting HistoryBy Arthia Nixon Photos by Frank M. Powell III & Angela Favors-Morrell Georgia/Florida Staff (St Simons Island, Ga) Gascoigne Park was a cornucopia of culture playing host to the Sea Islands African Heritage Festival, canopied by Spanish moss covered trees, with porpoises swimming along the bay in the backdrop. In what organizer Amy Roberts described as one of the best years of the event, Miss Universe Bahamas, former Senator Tony Hill, Gullah Geechee culture keepers, dancers, youth and church groups, plus Rake n Scrape artist Stileet from The Bahamas and Jah Bami of Trinidad and Tobago all made well received appearances. Former Florida State Senator Tony Hill, from the Office of the Mayor, City of Jacksonville, FL (left with wife and Celeste Marshall Miss Universe Bahamas), was instrumental in connecting Jacksonville, St Simons Island, The Bahamas and Caribbean through African ancestory. He spent Friday and Saturday with a Caribbean delegation, educating them on the links, which will be showcased in an upcoming documentary set to air this summer. The Florida and Georgia Star also joined in with Angela Favors-Morrell, Demetrius Lawrence and Arthia Nixon each taking the stage to introduce various acts. Pulled pork, barbeque chicken and iced treats were aplenty, while local artisans also had their stalls on display. However, it was the booth that Roberts herself sat at that gave a peek into the rich history of St Simons Island and the old African American school at the center of the fundraising. She gently flipped through two large portfolios and newspaper clippings, stating the challenges faced by AfricanAmericans post Civil War, recalling the Ibo people who held hands and chose to drown themselves in the marsh instead of work as slaves and explaining why some of the land owned by African Americans, while worth millions, will never be sold. When you are ready for a real tour of the island, well give you one that doesnt have a thing to do with tourism, she joked. This island is a living testament as to who we are as African Americans and Afro-Caribbean people. We are cousins we are related we have to tell our stories because they are not too many written records of it. Events like this introduce our children to the sight, to the sound and to the dialects. It shows them who we are and how far we have come. It also provides them with a clue as to where they ought to go. While Roberts did not reveal how much was earned over the two day event, she did say that the proceeds will go towards restoring the old school house. She added that other events will be held throughout the year and that support is growing on a larger scale. We are grateful to the media like you all, because you allow us to spread the story in ways we could not, she said. We have to say thank you for that because you gave us a voice and people hear whats happening and that is a major part of us keeping our heritage alive.

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PAGE 9 THE STAR JUNE 8, 2013 SPORTS DEACON JONES DIES A T THE AGE OF 74He was a 14th-round afterthought who became one of the greatest defensive ends in NFL history. David "Deacon" Jones brought an entirely new level of fame to his position by authoring the "sack" term used by all who tackle quarterbacks behind the line of scrimmage, and perfecting the head-slap technique that was so devastating, the NFL eventually outlawed it. Always outspoken, Jones lived a boisterous and happy life throughout his 74 years, but he has p assed away of natural causes at his Southern California home. He is survived b y his wife, Elizabeth. Redskins general manager Bruce Allen's father George, one of the NFL's great defensive coordinators before he became a head coach, had Jones as part of the Los Angeles Rams' "Fearsome Foursome" defense from 1966 through 1970. That defensive line, which also included Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier, and Lamar Lundy, was one of the finest p osition groups the NFL has ever known. Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history," Bruce Allen said in a statement on the Redskins' official site. "Off the field, he was a true giant. His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him. He was cherished member of the Allen family and I will always consider him my big brother. Jones was always a star, though it took some people a while to figure it out. Selected on a whim more than anything else in the 1961 NFL draft after a couple of Rams scouts saw Jones outrunning the backs he was chasing when he p layed for Mississippi Vocational (now known as Mississippi Valley State), Jones did his thing before tackle and sack totals were kept reliably and officially. But anyone who saw him would tell you that Jones was a true original, and the true spiritual father of all today's quarterback terrorizers. Jones once said, "Sacking the quarterback is like when you devastate a city, or you cream a multitude of people. You take all the offensive linemen and put them in a burlap bag, and then you take a baseball bat and beat on the bag. You're sacking them, you're bagging them. And that's what you're doing with a quarterback." Jones' playing style resonated with every generation after his. "Deacon Jones, for me, is an absolute institution," Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp told the NFL Network on Monday evening. "Growing up in Orlando, I heard the stories about Deacon Jones, from Eatonville, Florida, running down wide receivers as a defensive lineman. Then, you heard the stories about the head slap -helmets ringing inside stadiums, all the way to the top. Deacon Jones signified what it was to be a great warrior on the defensive line up front, all day long. Pack a lunch, because Deacon was coming, and it was going to be an all-day affair, and he was going to tell you about it. I patterned my game after him, because if you can talk that talk and walk that walk, you could stand beside Deacon. "He was the best." Michael Strahan called Jones a mentor...Deacon had such an impact, Strahan told CBS Radio on Tuesday morning. He was one of those guys who were feared. People know about LT [Lawrence Taylor]. Well, Deacon was that guy. There's a reason they outlawed the head-slap. He was not one to play around on that field. He wanted to leave you with fear in your heart. Just from the technique of doing the head-slap, he would hit a guy over the ear hole and try to bust that guy's eardrum. When you see him tell that type of story with a smile on his face, you realize he had a heart. But it was a heart that on that football field, it went cold for the opponent. The Rams' media guide credits Jones with 173.5 career sacks, and 159.5 with the Rams. Jones, who also played for the San Diego Chargers in 1972 and 1973, and the Redskins to finish his career in 1974, is credited as having recorded double-digit sacks in seven different seasons. In 1967, he became the first defensive end in NFL history to amass 100 solo tackles in a single season. He was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in both 1967 and 1968, was named to five straight first-team NFL All-Pro teams from 1965 through 1969, and is part of the NFL's 75th Anniversary team, established in 1994. In 1999, Sports Illustrated named him the "Defensive End of the Century." He was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980, his first year of eligibility. Jones had his own charitable foundation, visited the troops in the Middle East several times, and once had his own band, performing at the Cocoanut Grove club and singing onstage with Ray Charles. He appeared in several TV shows, including "Bewitched," "The Odd Couple," "The Brady Bunch," and "The Fall Guy." He also appeared in the 1978 movie, "Heaven Can Wait." First Coast Morns the Loss of J.T. TownsendThe initial plan was to help him, buthe ended up helping them instead. As people tried to put into words what Jerry J.T. Townsend Jr. meant to them, they kept returning to this idea. They had planned to give him something a meal, money from a charity golf tournament, a few hours of their time, but he ended up giving them much more. Townsend Jr. died early Wednesday morning, nearly nine years after an injury in a high school football game left him paralyzed. He was 26 years old. An avid sports fan, he was watching basketball at his home Tuesday night when he slumped over in his chair. Paramedics were called and he was taken to Memorial Hospital, where efforts to revive him continued but were unsuccessful. The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack. As news of his death spread, not only through traditional media outlets but via social media, these sentiments were echoed near and far. This was a huge loss. And not just for his parents and two younger sisters, Precious and Sunshine. It was a loss for the community. About 60 families affected by disabilities who have turned to the J.T. Townsend Foundation for financial support and ended up getting much more than a check or equipment. They received emotional support from the foundations founder. Suns to Host Annual Baseball CampLocal kids to learn from the pros at Bragan FieldArea kids can learn baseball skills from some of the top players in the Miami Marlins organization as the Jacksonville Suns hosts its annual camp for July 11-12 at Bragan Field. The two-day camp will feature the Suns manager Andy Barkett and his staff with several Suns players teaching all aspects of the game of baseball. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. each day for kids ages 7-12. Campers will receive T-shirt, hat, and lunch for $85 dollars (plus tax) during the two days of instruction. Campers can receive a 10 percent discount if paid in full by June 14. Space is limited for the camp. Participants wishing to attend can download the form HERE to sign up. For more information, parents can contact JD Metrie or Jarod Simmons in the Suns offices at 904-358-2846

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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 JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! Mayor Alvin Brown, City of Jacksonville and Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Florida 5th Congressional District Presents JOB and RESOURCE FAIR Monday, June 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Invited are several businesses to hire on the spot. In addition, a series of Job Readiness workshops will be conducted. Goodwill Industries, Work Source and the Jacksonville Urban League. These sessions are designed to enhance applicant interview skills. For more information about the job fair or readiness workshops, please contact the City of Jacksonville, Departmen t of Military Affairs, Mr. George Davis at (904) 630-3625 o r gedavis@coj.net. This message was sent by Mia Jones, State Representative, District 14. 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. Early summer session begins the week 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. 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. Certified Concealed Weapon License (Permit) Course Satisfies Florida State Statute 790.06 for Application to Lawfully Carry a Concealed Weapon. 1 Hour Course, $35.00 by Appt. in Nassau County, FL. Call Gary Belson (904)491-8358 for Information. VENDORS WANTED FOR ATTIC TREASURES SALE Look out all these treasured items gathering dust around your house and sell them at the upcoming: Penny Farms Attic Treasures Sale, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 For only $20 you can reserve space in the park, Bring your own table, chair, shade covering or umbrella and select a spot, Call 529-9078 or 5291496, for more information. MARK YOU R CALENDARS FOR THIS FUN EVENT AND CAL L TODAY FOR DETAILS. All proceeds benefit J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway. Andrew Mashburn, in his article entitled Quality of Social and Physical Environments in Preschools and Children's Development, proposes two purposes for this particular study. The first objective is to scrutinize and analyze entities between quality of preschool, specifically between social and physical environments, and the average levels of academic language, and literacy development of children who are enrolled in preschools. The quality was evaluated and treated as an on-going variable to analyze its probability in connection with kids academic, language, and literacy skills at the end of preschool, and as a definite variable to compare the results among young learners who undergo low, medium, and high points of preschool quality. This study examines and observes impacts of the whole preschool quality and the quality of the social and physical environments on the relationships between traits of the child like gender, ethnicity, economic stature, and pre-test scores, and development results. Respondents of this study come from a diverse, countrywide sample of 4-year old learners in Georgia which is the first state in the U.S. to offer a general preschool program for any 4-year old kid. This is done along with Head Start and other private programs. Together, they provide official whole daycare classes to seventy percent of all kids aged four years old. For many reasons, teachers in preschool and day-care centers adhere to their personal and school philosophies. Depending on their school system and type (private, religious, public, etc.), teachers philosophies is most often influenced by these factors. The results and conclusions presented in this study could be useful in the promulgation and creation of more activities and teaching strategies that could be effective in preschool education. Moreover, these results can serve as guidelines to further improve existing preschool curriculum. Teachers and parents can also be made aware of the specificities that the study outcomes report. Preschools subscribe to many different theories and philosophies of education. One may meet some terms used to describe schools. Being familiar with these many kinds can aid parents in choosing what is best for their kids. Kids who are billeted in day care centers need special attention from teachers and child care workers. Research findings show that the more time kids spend in daycare; they are more likely to have behavioral problems. This findings cause concern for parents and providers. Strategies must be used and applied to make sure that children develop emotional and social skills to fight parents concern of disobedience and arguments. Many daycare programs are already instituting character-based and virtue programs to emphasize good behavior and caring for others. Preschool teachers assigned in day-care centers have the inherent love for children. Imagine having to be around and with children practically the whole day and most days of the week. They have to prepare activities that would express their interest in the welfare of these young ones. By Graciela Albas PUBLIC NOTICE EMPLOYMENT HUMAN HEALTH

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