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Bobby (Blue) Bland, the debonair balladeer whose sophisticated, emotionally fraught performances helped modernize the blues, died on Sunday at his home in Germantown, Tenn., a suburb of Memphis. He was 83. Mr. Blands signature mix of blues, jazz, pop, gospel and country music was a good decade in the making. His first recordings, made in the early 1950s, found him working in the lean, unvarnished style of Mr. King, even to the point of employing falsetto vocal leaps patterned after Mr. Kings. Mr. Blands mid-50s singles were more accomplished; hits like Its My Life, BabyŽ and Farther Up the RoadŽ are now regarded as hard-blues classics. 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Have The Star Delivered Gfkvqtkcn00000000000000000000000000000003 Ejwtej000000000000000000000000004 Eqnwopu"("Pgyu000000000000000000000000005 Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp0000000000000000000000000006 [qwvj0000000000000000000000000000007 Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg0000000000000000000000008 Nqecn/Hnqtkfc000000000000000000000000000000009 Nqecn/Igqtikc000000000000000000000000: Urqtvu000000000000000000000000; Eqoowpkv{00000000000000000000032 Encuukhkgf00000000000000033 Dwukpguu00000000 ............................12 K P U K F GOKUUKPI"EJKNFTGP UGG" Etkog"("Lwuvkeg The Scandal actress has offered the public a surprising twist by becoming the wife of the NFL star with no prior indication that they were even dating. Just like her "Scandal" character Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington knows how to keep things top secret. The 36-year-old actress reportedly married San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ezenwa Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24 in Hailey, Idaho. Nqecn"/"Hnqtkfc"/"9 Nqecn"/"Igqtikc"/: Urqtvu"/"; Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp Janya Diane Solomon, a 3-year-old, was hit by a car in the apartment complex where she lived. The child was following her older sister across the apartment complex parking lot when she was struck, her father said. The child was taken to UF Health Jacksonville where about 30 doctors tried to save her, said Antjuan Solomon, her father. Police said the toddler was hit after the driver had stopped so the occupants could talk with a pedestrian and then began to accelerate again. He then left the complex. The driver got out after the accident and the passenger slipped over to the drivers seat and began to drive away, police said. The driver got back in before they fled. The couples other children were watching Spongebob SquarepantsŽ when Natalie Parker, Janyas mother, came home with groceries. Antjuan Solomon was feeding their 10-month-old son when Janya left to follow her 11-year-old sister across the two travel lanes dividing the lot. The accident happened about 5:15 p.m., Sunday. Police arrested 34-year-old habitual traffic offender into custody Monday. They issued an alert the next morning for suspect Serdarus Migel Scott. Duval County court records show Scott has at least 30 traffic stops and multiple citations, including a dozen operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license.Mgtt{"Ycujkpivqp"octtkgu"Ugetgvn{ LUQ"Pqv"Tgswktgf"vq"tgvwtp"&322.222OCP"DCEMU"WR"ECT."MKNNU"4"[GCT"QNF"CPF"NGCXG Vtkcn"qh"\koogtocp"jcu"ocp{"swguvkqpu"/"Pq Vtc{xqp‘u"FPC"qp"Iwp."Ceswkvcn"FgpkgfThe second degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who is being tried for the murder of Trayvon Martin, the African American youth who was killed by Zimmerman who original defense was stand your ground has taken many stances based on what has been shown by the attorneys for the defense and the victim. On Wednesday, it was learned that no DNA of Martin was on Zimmermans gun. On Friday, after the holiday, Zimmermans attorney requested that the case be acquitted. Such was denied. The most anticipated witness was the mothers. Both said the cry for help was that of their son. Many felt that Mrs. Fulton was most believable.72"Egpv"fgpkgu"fqoguvke"cdwug"ejctigu T he Queens-born rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is denying claims by southern California authorities that he roughed up his new baby mama and ransacked her Los Angeles condo during a heated argument last week. "Curtis Jackson denies these allegations as made against him," his New York lawyer Scott Leemon said Thursday. "It is important to note, Mr. Jackson has not been arrested and there is no warrant outstanding for his arrest." Leemon said he already has contacted the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office in connection with the five criminal alleged criminal charges. The "In Da Club" singer was hit with five misdemeanor charges when police were called to the home of ex-girlfriend Daphne Joy two weeks ago. Fiddy is accused of kicking in the door of the bedroom that Joy was hiding in and causing over $7000 in damages.Dqddkg"Dnwg"Dncpf"Fkgu"cv":5 Ku"Vjgtg"c"Ygffkpi"Eqokpi"WrA New parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have already gotten engaged, according to reports. First came love, then came baby „ next could be marriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. According to The Sun, the 35-year-old rapper has already asked the reality star to marry him after welcoming new daughter North West into their world June 15. It is rumored that a wedding is being planned for September. An appeals court unanimously ruled that the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office does not have to return the almost $100,000 it seized during a 2007 traffic stop. After police stopped Walter Jones, drug-sniffing dogs alerted them to drugs in a black tote bag, which also contained $99,770 banded together in stacks.Ž JSO began a formal forfeiture proceedingŽ to officially take the money, but it ended when the underlying case against Jones was dismissed. In 2011, Jones, who is currently in federal prison, filed a motion to get JSO to turn over the money. A trial court denied the motion, in part, because Jones did not make a strong enough case that the money was actually his.  Kpvgtguv"Tcvgu"hqt"Hgfgtcn"Uvwfgpv Nqcpu"Fqwdngf"Lwn{"3The interest rate on Federal Stafford loans, fixed-rate student loans for graduate and undergraduate students, doubled on Monday after Congress left town on Friday for a week-long recess without reaching an agreement on legislation to stop it. The increase is expected to hurt African-American students who borrow more money than other groups to attend college. The interest rates rose from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on new subsidized Stafford loans, but not on previously issued Stafford loans. If the interest rate had not doubled, individual students would save an estimated $1,003 over the life of his or her loan, said President Barack Obama. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Congressional Black Caucus, said it is concerned about the financial future of the next generation of black leaders because of high-interest student loans.

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Fifth Annual Allstate Gospel Superfest "Battle of the Bands" competition The traveling new talent search will be held in Jacksonville, FL with the audition site to be announced at a later date. The tour stop will feature live auditions and produce one regional semi-finalist. National celebrities and recording artists will also be featured during the tour. After the tour, online voting will determine the grand prize winner, who will receive a grand prize of $2,500.00 and a coveted appearance on one of America's biggest stages, the 2014 Allstate Gospel Superfest The Allstate Gospel Superfest continues to give back to the community by providing opportunities for new and aspiring gospel talent. The competition is open to gospel artists with twenty (20) members or less and solo artists are also encouraged to participate. To apply for the competition and see the complete contest rules and restrictions, please visit www.gospelsuperfest.com. Registration began May 16, 2013 and will continue until all slots are filled. The show will seek to audition fifteen acts in each market. The Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands tour will be in Jacksonville, FL Saturday, August 24, 2013 at The Potter's House Church, 5119 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205 Audition Times 6:00 PM 9:00 PM As a special treat to fans, national recording artists will close out the audition session with a free concert and meet and greet session. JACKSONVILLE, FL AGUILAR, Jacinto C., 26, died June 26, 2013. ANDREWS Beulah Mae, 86, died June 26, 2013. ANDREWS, Ruby A., 85, died June 27, 2013. BENTLEY, John, 103, died June 27, 2013. CARRIER, Robert William, died June 22, 2013. CLARK Patricia Jones, 60, died June 27, 2013. CLEM, Dorothy Mae, 81, died June 28, 2013. COCHRAN Janet Lee, 66, died June 27, 2013. COLEMAN, Annie, 89, died June 28, 2013. COOPER Mary Lee, died June 27, 2013. CRUMBIE, Keithenia Cobb, 58, died June 22, 2013. DANIELS, Willie C., 74, died June 27, 2013. DANTONI, Robert Joseph, 63, died June 23, 2013. DAVIS Mary Elizabeth, died June 29, 2013. DEESE Anna Louise, 87, died June 28, 2013. DOUGLAS Idella Frazier, 98, died June 18, 2013. ECHOLS, Charles, died June 24, 2013. FIELDS, Carrie Belle Cobb, died June 23, 2013. GAITHER, Dorothy W., 90, died June 29, 2013. GODWIN, Sunya Kim, 75, died June 26, 2013. GOLDEN, Ruth E., died June 24, 2013. GRIFFEY Eula Bertha, 83, died June 27, 2013. HALL Lula B., died June 25, 2013. HENDRICKS Leon F., Sunshine, 72, died June 27, 2013. HUERTAS Samuel Melendez, died June 25, 2013. JENKINS, Rev. Clyde, died June 26, 2013. JOHNSON, Theodosia, 90, died June 25, 2013. JONES Eleanore Yvette, 61, died June 22, 2013. JONES, Lee Roy Sunny, died June 25, 2013. KERCE Estelle Green, 78, died June 27, 2013. KILLIAN Robin, died July 1, 2013. KIRKSEY, Tyrone Jr., died June 22, 2013. LANG Master Sgt. Edward, 80, died June 25, 2013. LEE, Pamela M., died June 13, 2013. LIM Henry, 57, died June 29, 2013. MAIRENA, Elga, 82, died June 21, 2013. MANN, David W., 82, died June 24, 2013. MILLIGAN, Sara Sassy, 75, died June 28, 2013. MITCHELL Mary Barnett, died June 27, 2013. NETTLES, Leatha Mae, 87, died June 28, 2013. OWENS, Arlene, 65, died June 25, 2013. ROSE, Barbara Ann, 55, died June 28, 2013. SCOTT Dr. William, Jr., 88, died June 29, 2013. SMITH Yvonne Mercedes, 71, died June 10, 2013. SPEARS, Robert G., 65, died June 27, 2013. STALVEY, William Roudy, 76, died June 28, 2013. WALLER, Edmound Michael, 49, died June 28, 2013. WATKINS, Yvette Rena, 42, died June 23, 2013. WILLIAMS Pauline Weaver, 93, died June 27, 2013. WILSON, William Billy,48, died June 29, 2013. YATES, Robert Lee, 75, died June 30, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS HICKS, Phyllis, 86, died June25, 2013. RAMSEY Sophie, died June 30, 2013. STONE Michael MikeŽ Dean, 57, died June 30, 2013. VANN Rilla, 61, died June 30, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR JULY 6, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 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 In Loving Memory ofBetty Asque DavisSunrise Sunset November 1, 1940 July 2, 2012The Florida Star Remembers Mrs. Betty Asque Davis... LifeStyle Socially Speaking! Gone, but not forgotten!

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JULY 6, 2013THE STARPAGE 3 9 Signs You're About to Get FiredNo one likes to be caught unaware, especially when it comes to your career. Thanks to Monica Wofford, an expert in leadership development, you don't have to be. After chatting with Wofford, we've rounded up the top nine signs you're about to get the axe at work. By Diana Pearl. 1. Distance: When things get bad, they can get awkward. And when things get awkward, people tend to run in the other direction. An impending termination is no different. If your boss seems aloof and stand-offish, it could be because they aren't sure how to deliver the news. Take to heart that if they didn't care about you, they'd fire you without a second thought. Related: 5 Secrets of the Highest-Paid Women 2. More Work, Less Play: Laughs less common around the office? The jokes you once shared with your superior now few and far between? This could be a sign that a serious discussion is on its way. 3. The Dreaded Call: Getting an unexpected call from Human Resources is a sure-fire sign that big news is coming. Brace your lf, because it may not be good. Related: 7 Bedtime Habits That Are Ruining Your Sleep 4. Attention to Detail: For a boss, it's a lot easier to think of you as simply being a job, rather than a person with a family friends, and bills to pay. If your boss is focusing on every minute detail, it could be because they're focusing on the job at hand, and not on you as an individual. 5. Frequent Visitor: Your boss paying more attention to you than usual? Always seems to be hovering around your desk or looking over your shoulder? Be on your best behavior they could be trying to find the material needed to give you the pink slip. 6. Work Drops Off: From an employer's perspective, what's the point of giving you new tasks and teaching you new skills when you're leaving soon anyway? If you're finding yourself with more and more idle time at the office, that could be a sign of a lo t more free time to come. Related: 6 Professional Tips To Memorize Now 7. Hush Hush: Superiors speaking in whispers? Doors closing when they normally were wide open? Keep your ears open for what they can get, as this could signal the discussion of a future termination. 8. Your John Hancock: Pay close attention to paperwork and what you're signing. It may be dry to look through all the documents, but keeping an eye on what you're putting in writing could help you out in the long run. 9. Trust Your Gut: Even if you haven't been in tune to all the signs listed above, sometimes you just know when something's up. If you feel like a firing is around the corner, reevaluate your priorities and your position at the company. Do you feel that t he situation is salvageable? And more importantly, is this a job you really want to stay in? Consider your options and decide whether or not it's worth it to keep your job. FAMU INTERIM PRESIDENT LARRY ROBINSON LIFTS SUSPENSION FOR MARCHING 100Ž TALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson announced at a press conference today that he has lifted the suspension on the Marching 100,Ž highlighting the sweeping changes the university has implemented during the past year and a half to address hazing. When considering all of the measures we have put in place, I believe this constitutes us having the right conditions,Ž said Larry Robinson. Our newly appointed Director of Marching and Pep Bands, Dr. Sylvester Young, will decide when the band is ready for public performances.We have Created a comprehensive anti-hazing plan in which we: €Revised the BOT Anti-Hazing policy; €Revised the Student Code of Conduct procedures; €Implemented enhanced procedures for reporting and investigating hazing allegations; €Launched a new anti-hazing website, StopHazingFAMU.com; €Awarded funding to FAMU faculty and students for research on hazing prevention; €Created two unique positions to provide a comprehensive approach to implement the anti-hazing initiatives, hired a special assistant to the President for anti-hazing, and a music compliance officer „ to make sure that all music department ensembles including the band meet all standards to be eligible to perform. €Scheduled campus training and forums and anti-hazing sessions. €Enhanced the membership intake process for clubs and organizations; €Revised the organizational structure of the Department of Music and hired a new Director of Marching and Pep Bands; and As a result of these actions, it helped us respond more swiftly and decisively to deal with allegations of hazing in any university groups, emphasizing our zero tolerance approach to hazing,Ž said Robinson. In May of this year, the university launched anti-hazing tour conceived by our students featuring the Music Department ensembles, reaching out to students in three counties in South Florida. According to Sylvester Young, the director of Marching and Pep Bands, he is continuing his assessment of the band. Since his appointment in May, Dr. Young has been communicating with the University in scheduled sessions regarding the right conditions needed for the return of the Marching 100.Ž He officially reported to work June 14. We are looking at the faculty who will be involved in the band under the new structure, the maximum and minimum sizesof musical units needed for standard of excel lence weve grownaccustom to. FAMU Family Mourns Death of Congressman William GrayTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Florida A&M University (FAMU) is mourning the death of Congressman William Gray who passed at the age of 71 Monday. Our prayers and deepest condolences are with the Gray family,Ž said FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson. As the son of FAMUs fourth president William H. Gray, Jr., Congressman Bill Gray was destined for a life of service! His leadership and accomplishments in the fields of politics and higher education are unparalleled. The world has lost a great champion.Ž

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PAGE 4THE STARJULY 6, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome .Jacksonville Native Doing Groundbreaking Research on FAMU Hazing. Jacksonville native and graduate of Andrew Jackson High School, Jermaine Robertson, Ph.D. was one of two Florida A&M University (FAMU) professors awarded a $25,000 grant to research hazing at the HBCU. The study is a major initiative requested by the university in the wake of a hazing incident which resulted in the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion. The ultimate goal of the work is to recommend ways to prevent the dangerous practice in the future. Dr. Robertson is an associate professor of psychology at FAMU. As a student at FAMU, Robertson was a member of the famed Marching 100 and was subjected to hazing when he joined. Without going into details he knew hazing was a part of the band experience and was prepared to take his licks (no pun intended). I was well aware that hazing was going to be part of the band, and I was okay with that. As dangerous as that sounds, that was my attitude,Ž Robertson said. A lot of students have that attitude.Ž While studies have been done on the hazing ritual, Dr. Robertsons research is the first of its kind at an HBCU. The analysis and resulting recommendations have the potential of serving as the foundation for change in the induction processes that permeate university-sanctioned student organizations on HBCU campuses with Robertson as the subject matter expert. The other day, a good friend who pledged Kappa Alpha Psi during his student years at Emory University in Atlanta said that he considered hazing a positive experience. In his opinion, the shared experience was important. The seemingly cruel rituals made pledges feel worthy of belonging and tough because you didnt give up.Ž According to Dr. Robertson, If you consider some of the most heinous acts that have happened, its rather amazing that a high percentage [of students] report a more positive impact of hazing than negative.Ž Assisting Dr. Robertson with the research is one of his graduate students, Devon Marrett who is studying for a Masters degree in psychology. Marrett was also a drum major in FAMUs band, and had marched alongside Robert Champion, but was not a proponent of hazing. He left the band several mo nths before Champions death in order to concentrate on his studies. FAMUs band was placed on suspension for 20 months following the incident. The suspension was recently lifted but a schedule of performances has not been announced. Dr. Robertson is the son of Jerome and Gail Robertson of Jacksonville. He did undergraduate and graduate work at FAMU and completed the Doctorate degree in psychology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Robertson and his wife, Takisha Godfrey Robertson who was his high school sweetheart, reside in Tallahassee with their daughter and son. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Swimming Safety: An Initiative of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter. Photos courtesy of Sigma Gamma Rho soror Titilayo Kendrick As a part of Swim 1922, the Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. partnered with the City of Jacksonvil le to present a Water Safety Town Hall Meeting at the Emmett Reed Community Center. Swim 1922 is a unique partnership between Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming. The goal of the partnership is to ed ucate people about water safety and swimming. Dawn Lopez Action News CBS/Fox 30 anchor, moderated a panel of experts in a discussion with more than 200 people about water safety, drowning prevention, and the benefits of swimming. The panel consisted of Aquatic and Water Safety expert Tukz Taaca JaxParks Aquatics assistant supervisor Willie Coates Safe Kids of Northeast Florida coordinator Cynthia Dennis AmberJax Swim team head coach Benji Demotte 13 year old competitive swimmer Alanna Barlow and Gamma Omicron Sigma member Mascelia Robinson According to the USA Swimming Foundation, 70 percent of African-American children, 60 percent of Hispanic children, and 40 percent of Caucasian children cannot swim People who cannot swim are more likely to become one of the thirty five thousand accidental drowning fatalities that occur each year. There will be twenty-five national events held by the sorority to educate the public on water safety & provide clinics and swim demonstrations featuring USA Swimming Ambassadors who are swimmers, coaches, volunteers, and Olympians. Cullen Jones, Maritza Correia-McClendon, and Tyler McGill, are among the most notable Swim Ambassadors. Maritza Correia-McClendon is the first African-American woman to qualify for an Olympic Swim team, a 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, and member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. For more information visit www.sgrho1922.org and www.SwimToday.org SigmaGammaRhosoror BettyCody (center)atwork. Lefttoright:DawnLopez,SwimmerAlannaBarlow,andAngela Spears Gamma Omicron Sigma Members Olympian Maritza Correia-McClendon Olympian Cullen Jones FAMUHazingResearchers,lefttoright: StudentDevonMarrettandProf.JermaineRobertson,Ph.D.

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JULY 6, 2013THE STARPAGE 5 IF YOU LOSE YOUR JOBƒyou shouldnt lose access to health care too. Floridas job market is still tough. Thousands of Floridians have lost their jobs or are struggling in jobs without health insurance and dont have access to affordable health care. Expanding Medicaid would give hard-working families the security of knowing they can get the care they need. It would also give Floridians access to critical preventative care, so fewer people will be forced to seek expensive emergency room care.

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Drug Dealer WhoTried to Avoid Police Finally Arrested A man was arrested on multiple drug charges related to two separate incidents that occurred in May. In the second incident he is alleged to have fled the scene when deputies attempted to arrest him. On May 29, members of the Narcotics Unit arranged to purchase crack cocaine from 23-year-old Orlando Andrews. Undercover officers paid him $200 for a bag that contained 1 gram of crack cocaine. Undercover detectives met with Andrews again the next day on May 30 to buy both crack cocaine and marijuana. Andrews was the passenger in a Toyota pick-up truck that backed into a parking space at a mall near where the undercover officers were parked. The officers paid him for two plastic bag of crack cocaine and marijuana and Andrews returned to the truck. When the detectives gave the signal to take-down the vehicle, the truck pulled out and left. The Narcotics detectives did not pursue the vehicle as it sped away from the parking lot. When the truck left the area, another officer in the area saw it run several red lights, but he discontinued trying to stop the vehicle. A short time later, the police were notified by another police department that they were working a single vehicle crash involving the same Toyota truck. The vehicle was found still running, but nobody was found at the scene. The vehicle was towed to an impound yard where it was processed for evidence. Crime Scene Technicians located fingerprints on the passenger side of the vehicle that were a match to Andrews. Narcotics detectives requested an arrest warrant for Orlando Andrews for the May 30 incident. That warrant was issued the next day. Andrews was finally arrested on the warrant Once he was booked, he was also charged for the May 29 incident involving drugs. Andrews was charged with two counts of possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, two counts of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of paraphernalia. He is being held on a total $63,000 bond. PAGE 6 THE STAR JULY 6, 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: Christee Bacon Age: 15 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 6/02/13 Name: Chequan Clark Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 6/21/13 Name: Alysia Currington Age: 15 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 6/04/13 Name: Jonisha Lollar Age: 16 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 6/05/13MOSTWANTED Name: Joseph Lee Boyd Offense: Escape from Prison Name: Edward Battle Offense: Aggravated Battery on Pregnant Victim, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Name: Tia Baldwin Offense: Fraud to Increase Benefits Understanding Self-Defense Products There are a variety of products to aid in self-defense. You never know when you may need it, but it may save your life. As useful as they may be, there are some precautions and important tips to keep in mind. Chemical Irritant Sprays (Pepper Spray) € Some people are not affected by chemical irritants. This is especially true for mentally deranged individuals or people under the influence of drugs or alcohol. € Using chemical irritants on a suspect may increase the severity of the attack if it irritates but does not stop the suspect. € Chemical irritants may be taken away and used against you. € In order to be effective you must be close to the suspect when using it. Wind conditions may cause the irritant to blow back, resulting in personal discomfort. € Having a substance as a chemical irritant may create a false sense of security.You must continue to practice good personal safety habits even if carrying chemical irritant. € If attacked, spray directly into both eyes or the face of the assailant. € Commonly used chemical irritants have a shelf life of about 2 years. Some brands have an expiration date stamped on the canister. Stun Guns Stun guns are small electrical devices (battery operated) that are capable of emitting high-voltage shocks. The result is hopefully to distract or stun an attacker while you escape € To be effective, the stun gun must make contact with the skin or body. Leather or heavy clothing can prevent this contact with the body, making the overall usefulness of this device questionable. € Additionally, one needs to be within arms reach of an attacker to use the stun gun. € The stun gun could be taken away and used against you. Handguns Although many own handguns, there are still some things to consider as owning a handgun is not always a good idea € Handguns can present very serious safety considerations around the home. € Almost all break-ins occur when no one is home. Consequently, hundreds of thousands of handguns are stolen in burglaries and then used by criminals in committing other crimes. € You may be liable for any injuries or damage caused by the misuse of a handgun even if they have not been done by you. € Having a handgun can create a false sense of security. It is still important to practice good security habits Safety Man Kills and Cooks Family Dog At approximately 8 a.m., 25-year-old Thomas Elliot Huggins strangled a 5-6 month old family dog and killed him. After the dog was deceased, He then cut up the dog into quarters and stored it in the freezer for future meals. At 11 p.m., a family member called police. When officers arrived, they found the dogs ribs cooked in a pot on the stove. The dogs head was in the garbage. The suspect was taken into custody for the inhumane and cruel killing of the dog. Animal Control responded and took possession of the remains. An investigator noted that the animal was expertlyŽ cut and this may not have been the first time Huggins has done this to a domestic animal. Reports say Huggins learned how to clean animals in the past from his mother as he did it with squirrels and rabbits. Huggins was charged with animal cruelty for this incident. He is being held on $2,000 bond. Thomas Huggins Drunk Driver Crashes into Home With Passengers Onboard At 2:29 a.m., police received a call about a traffic crash. Upon arrival, it was confirmed an SUV had struck a parked car in a neighboring driveway and then the garage side of the residence. The vehicle landed on its side and pinned the passenger inside. The driver of the vehicle was seen by witnesses walking away. Due to the nature of the crash, a detective with the Traffic Unit was assigned to investigate. Preliminary details revealed that the driver, 38-yearold Paul Edward Williams, had lost control while driving at a high rate of speed. He struck a parked car and went airborne to strike the roof and side of the home. Williams was located and transported to a local hospital with head injuries. His blood alcohol content was over two times the legal limit at .17. He was given a notice to appear in court on multiple DUI charges, including DUI with property damage and DUI with injury to another, as well as other traffic offenses. His license was suspended and was cited accordingly. According to reports, a passenger and his wife were also in the car with him. They as well sustained head injuries and were transported to the hospital after being taken out from the vehicle. The injuries to the driver and passengers were not believed to be life-threatening. There was an adult and two children in the home at the time of the crash, but no one was injured. The investigation continues. Woman Involved in Organized Retail Theft Arrested Police conducted a twoweek surveillance operation to observe criminal activity regarding organized retail theft groups working inside numerous malls. 31-year-old Toccara Huff was observed attempting to sell over $2,500.00 worth of stolen merchandise which was recovered during a traffic stop. Huff had in her possession stolen merchandise from 17 different stores from multiple malls. Huff was arrested for felony theft charges related to shoplifting. Huff is known to utilize booster bagsŽ and similar anti-theft detection removal equipment along with distraction accomplices. These groups targeted high-end clothing, merchandise, and perfumes. Huff would then resell the property at numerous hair salons. Huff was previously arrested for grand theft related to retail theft which she was out on bond while committing this crime. Huff has numerous felony convictions for retail theft related crimes and is a habitual violent felony offender. Paul Williams Toccara Huff Orlando Andrews

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LOCAL JULY 6, 2013 THE ST AR PAGE 7 Florida Mayor Creates Retirement Reform Task ForceJuly 03, 2013Mayor Alvin Brown today announced the formation of the 11-member Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force, which will be led by attorney William Scheu of Jacksonville as chairman. The Task Force is comprised of community leaders committed to Jacksonvilles future who will review the proposed public safety pension reform agreement, seek input from stakeholders and other interested citizens, and make recommendations on how the City should proceed. A fair, cost-effective retirement reform solution is crucial for our citys future,Ž said Mayor Brown. We remain very confident in our work, but want to do everything possible to answer any questions as we move toward a solution that benefits taxpayers and respects employees.Ž Task Force members include: Council Finance Committee Chairman Greg Anderson, Chester Aikens, Charles Appleby, Kirsten Doolittle, Bob Miller, Kelli OLeary, William Rupp, Robert Shircliff, Greg Smith and John Wilbanks. Brief biographies on the members are attached. The Task Force will have its first meeting from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at City Hall. Scheu said that the Task Force is expected to conclude its review and produce recommendations no later than August after studying the communitys options on an issue critical to Jacksonvilles future. This will be a thorough, though expedited, independent review that will consider the full range of issues involving pension reform,Ž Scheu said. These panel members are longtime community leaders with a variety of experiences and perspectives.Ž Mayor Brown has proposed pension reform legislation (2013-366), which is currently being reviewed by the Jacksonville City Council. Information on the retirement reform proposal can be found online at coj.net/retirementreform. SALTECHJULY 2, 2013 The SAL TECH Board of Directors hosted the year end celebration for the staff from the SAL TECH Charter School at the Hyatt Hotel on July 2nd. It was the perfect ending to a year of outstanding success and change for the Board and staff at the school. The charter High School is located on the 29 acres at the Jacksonville Job Corps Center on the north side. SAL TECH Principal Michael Laroche was the MC for the event as staff members were recognized for their outstanding achievement during the school year. Ms. Katherine Cooley was chosen as the employee of the year. Mr. Laroche was presented with a special award from his staff, the award was an eagle which is symbolic of the school's new logo and the soaring heights in which the school is headed. SAL TECH formerly known as Sia Tech has recently transitioned thereby changing it's name to reflect the new direction the school is taking. In attending the Jacksonville job Corps Center, which is a career technical training facility funded by the federal government for students 1624, the school offers students a HSD and/or GED. Mrs. Evelyn TukesBoard of Directors chair was presented with a special recognition plague for her courageous leadership and commitment to the students and staff at the school. Mrs. Tukes has been in the Charter School System for over 30 years and is proud to be apart of the of SAL TECH family. She has served as board chair for several years and look forward to the challenges and milestones as the school moves to new heights. Center Director of the Jacksonville Job Corps Center Mr. Kenderson Hill, praised the Principal, BOD and the staff for their strong leadership and continuous commitment to excellence Mr. Hill has been st the helm of the center for the past 2 years and welcomes the change and challenges that the future holds for students and staff at the Jacksonville job Corps Center. For additional information about the Charter High School please contact Mr. Michael Laroche at 904-360-8200 ext. 158-8284 or visit www.saltechjax.org Ingrid Fluellen Jacksonvilles 2013 Runnerup Happy Happy Independence Independence Day! Day!

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Sheryl Renee's 3-octave range paints life, and stirs the seas with her majestic voice. A vocal impressionist, Sheryl awes audiences with her brilliance to sing Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Jazz of female and male vocal legends! Yes, she enlightens her audience with the old and the new sounds of Gospel and Black Spirituals and she is confirmed to join the historic First African Baptist Church of St Simons as they celebrate Gospel Legends as a part of the Sea Islands Black Heritage Festival, set for August 16-18, 2013. Sheryl has shared the stage with some of the best musicians in the world. She produced her first solo project, A Salute to the Legends and the a capella Gospel CD, One Voice. She has received the Triumphant Woman Award from Colorado Excelsior; featured guest vocalist at the Mile Hi Church, Colorado; the Adrienne Arsht Center, Florida's largest performing arts center; co-producer/participant for the Arts Education for Children Group (AECG) Maui, Hawaii; Award-winning actress; Award-winning child safety advocate and educator; Entertainer of the Year, African American Voice Newspaper Award. PAGE8 THESTAR JULY 6, 2013 Mom Wants Seperate Trial From Alleged Baby Killer SonSECONDMANARRESTED OVERDOCTORCREDIT CARDTHEFTOn Thursday, June 6th, 2013; Detective Roy Blackstock arrested a 25 year old, black male named Craigory Powell of Brunswick, Ga. on (2) counts of Felony Financial Transaction Card Fraud. The victim, Dr. Mitchell Brocks wallet was taken from the Marsh Side Grill, located at 1200 Glynn Avenue on May 28, 2013. In addition, to the arrest of Mr. Craigory Powell; on Monday, June 17th 2013 Detective Roy Blackstocks thorough investigation, led to the identity and apprehension of Mr. Powells accomplice; Mr. Harry L. Brown, a black male, 58 years of age also of Brunswick, Ga. Mr. Brown was arrested and charged with (1) count of Financial Transaction Card Fraud; he also made purchases without Dr. Brocks knowledge or consent. POLICEBAFFLEDBYDISCOVERYOFBODYOn Friday, June 21, 2013 at approximately 10:18a.m. Officers and Investigators of the Brunswick Police Department responded to 2700 Glynn Avenue at the old paint factory building in regards to a dead body. Currently, the identity and manner of death of the person is unknown at this time; however the remains of the deceased were transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab located in Savannah, Georgia for an autopsy to be performed. Further information will be made available pending the notification of the next of kin, and as the case develops. Police ask that anyone with information concerning this case to please contact Investigator Terrance Tanner of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Brunswick Police Department at 912267-5091, the Silent Witness Hotline at 912-267-5516, or email them at bpdtips@brunswickpolice.or g SEA ISLANDS BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL TO PAYTRIBUTE TO GOSPEL LEGENDS By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star The case of the toddler shot point blank in his stroller, allegedly by a pair of Brunsick teens continues to unravel now that it is confirmed that it will be heard in a Marietta court beginning August 19. Meanwhile, Karimah Elkins, 36, mother of 18 year-old De'Marquise Elkins wants her own trial. She and her sister who was later released, were charged on March 26 with providing false statements to police as they investigated the teens with the little Antonio Santiagos daylight death. The mother of the child was also shot in what was said to be an attempted robbery. It is further claimed that Elkins tried to hide the gun that her son allegedly used in the shooting.SAVANNAH SCANDAL:PAULA DEEN HIRES OLIVIA POPE INSPIRATION JUDY SMITH By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star One of TVs top chefs and Savannahs brightest stars, Paula Deen is trying to redeem herself and her brand by going to the ultimate fixer. It has been confirmed that shes hired Judy Smith to handled her crisis PR in the wake of a scathing scandal. Deen has been accused of using racial slurs and is received a deposition on May 17 deposition by a lawyer for Lisa Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House. Jackson is not AfricanAmerican. Deen has confessed to using the N word on more than one occassion. Now she is facing severe backlash which has resulted in many of her products being pulled from shelves and losing some endorsement deals, despite at least two video apologies. And while many of joked on social media that the only way Deen can redeem herself is to hire Olivia Pope from the hit ABC show Scandal, starring Kerry Washington, it appears that she has done just that. Judy Smith, who is the woman the show is based on is known for working on major crisis situations including the calming the world when the SARS outbreak occured and her clients included Kobe Bryant and Michael Vick. She is also credited with helping repair the face of Saudi Arabia following the 9/11 attacks according to some media outlets. Still, readers took to our Facebook page this week with mixed feelings about Smith accepting the job to repair Deens image. Paula Deen sought out Judy Smith as a PR move on her part,Žsaid a reader. Since Deen is being accused of being a racist and inflicting racist behaviors in the workplace on her employees, what better person to represent you than a African -American crisis manager?Ž

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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 ADS & ANNOUNCEMENTS The Florida Star Georgia Star CALL 904-766-8834 TOSUBSCRIBETODAY! PARKWAY PROPERTIES RELOCATES KEY INFRASTRUCTURE FUNCTIONS TO FLORIDA New Jobs in Technology, Human Resources and Accounting will be created in Orlando and Jacksonville ORLANDO, FL … July 2, 2013 … Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PKY) today announced that it is taking significant steps to consolidate its support infrastructure resources, including its information technology, human resources, accounting, tax and technical services functions, to Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida. "Co-locating these key functions with our other corporate functions in our Orlando and Jacksonville offices will allow us to improve the level of service we provide our tenants," stated Jim Heistand, President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkway. Orlando and Jacksonville each have an educated workforce, attractive cost of living, and supportive government leadership committed to economic growth. We believe that our commitment to these markets will enhance our ability to attract top talent to meet and exceed the needs of our tenants.Ž As part of this transition, the Company today posted numerous new career opportunities available in Orlando and Jacksonville, which can be found at www.pky.com/careers The Company will be transitioning its IT, HR, accounting, tax and technical services roles from Jackson, Mississippi, and expects the transition to be substantially complete before the end of 2013. Commenting on the new jobs Parkway is creating Orlando, Mayor Buddy Dyer stated: Orlando provides our citizens a high quality of life and access to quality career opportunities with the support of strong corporate citizens such as Parkway Properties. As owners of the Bank of America Center, one of the most recognizable buildings in Downtown Orlando, and a growing contributor to our community, Parkway Properties is an important part of our future. We are proud that Parkway Properties calls Orlando home.Ž About Parkway Properties Parkway Properties, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition, ownership and management of quality office properties in higher growth submarkets in the Sunbelt region of the United States. Parkway owns or has an interest in 45 office properties locate d in eight states with an aggregate of approximately 13.0 million square feet at April 1, 2013. Parkway also offers fee-based real estate services which manage and/or lease approximately 11.8 million square feet for third parties as of April 1, 2013. Additional information about Parkway is available on the Company's website at www.pky.com The Jacksonville Chapter of the National Alumni Association of Edward Waters College will be holding its Monthly Alumni Meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2013, a t 6:00PM on campus in the Assessment Center. This is an open invitation to all alumni and friends of the college to come and join us. We are eager to have you share with us your time and talents to ensure that our school continues to rise! For more information please contact Cheryl Lawson-Wright, Membership Chairperson at 904-203-9816. HUMAN HEALTH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Our company is looking for Account Managers, Bookkeeper, and Sales Representatives Needed to work on their own flexible scheduled time. It pays $1500 $2000 a month, plus benefits and it takes only a little of your time. 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THE STARJULY 6, 2013 PAGE 12 IMPACT RADIOANDTHE FLORIDA STAR/THE GEORGIA STAR TUESDAY AT 5:30 P.M. 1600TheBeach TUESDAY AT 8:30 P.M. WCGL1360 with Host Clara McLaughlin Love To Shop Here. Love To Save Here. For a list of current Buy One Get One Free deals, weekly specials and coupons, visit publix.com/save. To view deals on your smartphone, scan the code. Whether shopping for the week or for the items you need to prepare your favorite dish, with a little planning, you can take advantage of savings that are just as satisfying as the meal itself. There are deals throughout the store. Bring in your coupons and save even more. With all the ways Publix helps you stretch your grocery dollars, you can plan on leftovers of the green kind regularly. And we dont mean lettuce. Add a side of Saving sto every meal. THE ANDY JOHNSON SHOW PROGRESSIVE TALK2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday AM 1600Cant get us live? PODCAST www.1600thbeach.com



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Bobby (Blue) Bland, the debonair balladeer whose sophisticated, emotionally fraught performances helped modernize the blues, died on Sunday at his home in Germantown, Tenn., a suburb of Memphis. He was 83. Mr. Blands signature mix of blues, jazz, pop, gospel and country music was a good decade in the making. His first recordings, made in the early 1950s, found him working in the lean, unvarnished style of Mr. King, even to the point of employing falsetto vocal leaps patterned after Mr. Kings. Mr. Blands mid-50s singles were more accomplished; hits like Its My Life, BabyŽ and Farther Up the RoadŽ are now regarded as hard-blues classics. 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Have The Star Delivered Gfkvqtkcn00000000000000000000000000000003 Ejwtej000000000000000000000000004 Eqnwopu"("Pgyu000000000000000000000000005 Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp0000000000000000000000000006 [qwvj0000000000000000000000000000007 Etkog"cpf"Lwuvkeg0000000000000000000000008 Nqecn/Hnqtkfc000000000000000000000000000000009 Nqecn/Igqtikc000000000000000000000000: Urqtvu000000000000000000000000; Eqoowpkv{00000000000000000000032 Encuukhkgf00000000000000033 Dwukpguu00000000 ............................12 K P U K F GOKUUKPI"EJKNFTGP UGG" Etkog"("Lwuvkeg The Scandal actress has offered the public a surprising twist by becoming the wife of the NFL star with no prior indication that they were even dating. Just like her "Scandal" character Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington knows how to keep things top secret. The 36-year-old actress reportedly married San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ezenwa Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24 in Hailey, Idaho. Nqecn"/"Hnqtkfc"/"9 Nqecn"/"Igqtikc"/: Urqtvu"/"; Vcnm"qh"vjg"Vqyp Janya Diane Solomon, a 3-year-old, was hit by a car in the apartment complex where she lived. The child was following her older sister across the apartment complex parking lot when she was struck, her father said. The child was taken to UF Health Jacksonville where about 30 doctors tried to save her, said Antjuan Solomon, her father. Police said the toddler was hit after the driver had stopped so the occupants could talk with a pedestrian and then began to accelerate again. He then left the complex. The driver got out after the accident and the passenger slipped over to the drivers seat and began to drive away, police said. The driver got back in before they fled. The couples other children were watching Spongebob SquarepantsŽ when Natalie Parker, Janyas mother, came home with groceries. Antjuan Solomon was feeding their 10-month-old son when Janya left to follow her 11-year-old sister across the two travel lanes dividing the lot. The accident happened about 5:15 p.m., Sunday. Police arrested 34-year-old habitual traffic offender into custody Monday. They issued an alert the next morning for suspect Serdarus Migel Scott. Duval County court records show Scott has at least 30 traffic stops and multiple citations, including a dozen operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license.Mgtt{"Ycujkpivqp"octtkgu"Ugetgvn{ LUQ"Pqv"Tgswktgf"vq"tgvwtp"&322.222OCP"DCEMU"WR"ECT."MKNNU"4"[GCT"QNF"CPF"NGCXG Vtkcn"qh"\koogtocp"jcu"ocp{"swguvkqpu"/"Pq Vtc{xqp‘u"FPC"qp"Iwp."Ceswkvcn"FgpkgfThe second degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who is being tried for the murder of Trayvon Martin, the African American youth who was killed by Zimmerman who original defense was stand your ground has taken many stances based on what has been shown by the attorneys for the defense and the victim. On Wednesday, it was learned that no DNA of Martin was on Zimmermans gun. On Friday, after the holiday, Zimmermans attorney requested that the case be acquitted. Such was denied. The most anticipated witness was the mothers. Both said the cry for help was that of their son. Many felt that Mrs. Fulton was most believable.72"Egpv"fgpkgu"fqoguvke"cdwug"ejctigu T he Queens-born rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is denying claims by southern California authorities that he roughed up his new baby mama and ransacked her Los Angeles condo during a heated argument last week. "Curtis Jackson denies these allegations as made against him," his New York lawyer Scott Leemon said Thursday. "It is important to note, Mr. Jackson has not been arrested and there is no warrant outstanding for his arrest." Leemon said he already has contacted the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office in connection with the five criminal alleged criminal charges. The "In Da Club" singer was hit with five misdemeanor charges when police were called to the home of ex-girlfriend Daphne Joy two weeks ago. Fiddy is accused of kicking in the door of the bedroom that Joy was hiding in and causing over $7000 in damages.Dqddkg"Dnwg"Dncpf"Fkgu"cv":5 Ku"Vjgtg"c"Ygffkpi"Eqokpi"WrA New parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have already gotten engaged, according to reports. First came love, then came baby „ next could be marriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. According to The Sun, the 35-year-old rapper has already asked the reality star to marry him after welcoming new daughter North West into their world June 15. It is rumored that a wedding is being planned for September. An appeals court unanimously ruled that the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office does not have to return the almost $100,000 it seized during a 2007 traffic stop. After police stopped Walter Jones, drug-sniffing dogs alerted them to drugs in a black tote bag, which also contained $99,770 banded together in stacks.Ž JSO began a formal forfeiture proceedingŽ to officially take the money, but it ended when the underlying case against Jones was dismissed. In 2011, Jones, who is currently in federal prison, filed a motion to get JSO to turn over the money. A trial court denied the motion, in part, because Jones did not make a strong enough case that the money was actually his.  Kpvgtguv"Tcvgu"hqt"Hgfgtcn"Uvwfgpv Nqcpu"Fqwdngf"Lwn{"3The interest rate on Federal Stafford loans, fixed-rate student loans for graduate and undergraduate students, doubled on Monday after Congress left town on Friday for a week-long recess without reaching an agreement on legislation to stop it. The increase is expected to hurt African-American students who borrow more money than other groups to attend college. The interest rates rose from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on new subsidized Stafford loans, but not on previously issued Stafford loans. If the interest rate had not doubled, individual students would save an estimated $1,003 over the life of his or her loan, said President Barack Obama. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Congressional Black Caucus, said it is concerned about the financial future of the next generation of black leaders because of high-interest student loans.

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Fifth Annual Allstate Gospel Superfest "Battle of the Bands" competition The traveling new talent search will be held in Jacksonville, FL with the audition site to be announced at a later date. The tour stop will feature live auditions and produce one regional semi-finalist. National celebrities and recording artists will also be featured during the tour. After the tour, online voting will determine the grand prize winner, who will receive a grand prize of $2,500.00 and a coveted appearance on one of America's biggest stages, the 2014 Allstate Gospel Superfest The Allstate Gospel Superfest continues to give back to the community by providing opportunities for new and aspiring gospel talent. The competition is open to gospel artists with twenty (20) members or less and solo artists are also encouraged to participate. To apply for the competition and see the complete contest rules and restrictions, please visit www.gospelsuperfest.com. Registration began May 16, 2013 and will continue until all slots are filled. The show will seek to audition fifteen acts in each market. The Allstate Gospel Superfest Battle of the Bands tour will be in Jacksonville, FL Saturday, August 24, 2013 at The Potter's House Church, 5119 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205 Audition Times 6:00 PM 9:00 PM As a special treat to fans, national recording artists will close out the audition session with a free concert and meet and greet session. JACKSONVILLE, FL AGUILAR, Jacinto C., 26, died June 26, 2013. ANDREWS Beulah Mae, 86, died June 26, 2013. ANDREWS, Ruby A., 85, died June 27, 2013. BENTLEY, John, 103, died June 27, 2013. CARRIER, Robert William, died June 22, 2013. CLARK Patricia Jones, 60, died June 27, 2013. CLEM, Dorothy Mae, 81, died June 28, 2013. COCHRAN Janet Lee, 66, died June 27, 2013. COLEMAN, Annie, 89, died June 28, 2013. COOPER Mary Lee, died June 27, 2013. CRUMBIE, Keithenia Cobb, 58, died June 22, 2013. DANIELS, Willie C., 74, died June 27, 2013. DANTONI, Robert Joseph, 63, died June 23, 2013. DAVIS Mary Elizabeth, died June 29, 2013. DEESE Anna Louise, 87, died June 28, 2013. DOUGLAS Idella Frazier, 98, died June 18, 2013. ECHOLS, Charles, died June 24, 2013. FIELDS, Carrie Belle Cobb, died June 23, 2013. GAITHER, Dorothy W., 90, died June 29, 2013. GODWIN, Sunya Kim, 75, died June 26, 2013. GOLDEN, Ruth E., died June 24, 2013. GRIFFEY Eula Bertha, 83, died June 27, 2013. HALL Lula B., died June 25, 2013. HENDRICKS Leon F., Sunshine, 72, died June 27, 2013. HUERTAS Samuel Melendez, died June 25, 2013. JENKINS, Rev. Clyde, died June 26, 2013. JOHNSON, Theodosia, 90, died June 25, 2013. JONES Eleanore Yvette, 61, died June 22, 2013. JONES, Lee Roy Sunny, died June 25, 2013. KERCE Estelle Green, 78, died June 27, 2013. KILLIAN Robin, died July 1, 2013. KIRKSEY, Tyrone Jr., died June 22, 2013. LANG Master Sgt. Edward, 80, died June 25, 2013. LEE, Pamela M., died June 13, 2013. LIM Henry, 57, died June 29, 2013. MAIRENA, Elga, 82, died June 21, 2013. MANN, David W., 82, died June 24, 2013. MILLIGAN, Sara Sassy, 75, died June 28, 2013. MITCHELL Mary Barnett, died June 27, 2013. NETTLES, Leatha Mae, 87, died June 28, 2013. OWENS, Arlene, 65, died June 25, 2013. ROSE, Barbara Ann, 55, died June 28, 2013. SCOTT Dr. William, Jr., 88, died June 29, 2013. SMITH Yvonne Mercedes, 71, died June 10, 2013. SPEARS, Robert G., 65, died June 27, 2013. STALVEY, William Roudy, 76, died June 28, 2013. WALLER, Edmound Michael, 49, died June 28, 2013. WATKINS, Yvette Rena, 42, died June 23, 2013. WILLIAMS Pauline Weaver, 93, died June 27, 2013. WILSON, William Billy,48, died June 29, 2013. YATES, Robert Lee, 75, died June 30, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS HICKS, Phyllis, 86, died June25, 2013. RAMSEY Sophie, died June 30, 2013. STONE Michael MikeŽ Dean, 57, died June 30, 2013. VANN Rilla, 61, died June 30, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR JULY 6, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 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 In Loving Memory ofBetty Asque DavisSunrise Sunset November 1, 1940 July 2, 2012The Florida Star Remembers Mrs. Betty Asque Davis... LifeStyle Socially Speaking! Gone, but not forgotten!

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JULY 6, 2013THE STARPAGE 3 9 Signs You're About to Get FiredNo one likes to be caught unaware, especially when it comes to your career. Thanks to Monica Wofford, an expert in leadership development, you don't have to be. After chatting with Wofford, we've rounded up the top nine signs you're about to get the axe at work. By Diana Pearl. 1. Distance: When things get bad, they can get awkward. And when things get awkward, people tend to run in the other direction. An impending termination is no different. If your boss seems aloof and stand-offish, it could be because they aren't sure how to deliver the news. Take to heart that if they didn't care about you, they'd fire you without a second thought. Related: 5 Secrets of the Highest-Paid Women 2. More Work, Less Play: Laughs less common around the office? The jokes you once shared with your superior now few and far between? This could be a sign that a serious discussion is on its way. 3. The Dreaded Call: Getting an unexpected call from Human Resources is a sure-fire sign that big news is coming. Brace your lf, because it may not be good. Related: 7 Bedtime Habits That Are Ruining Your Sleep 4. Attention to Detail: For a boss, it's a lot easier to think of you as simply being a job, rather than a person with a family friends, and bills to pay. If your boss is focusing on every minute detail, it could be because they're focusing on the job at hand, and not on you as an individual. 5. Frequent Visitor: Your boss paying more attention to you than usual? Always seems to be hovering around your desk or looking over your shoulder? Be on your best behavior they could be trying to find the material needed to give you the pink slip. 6. Work Drops Off: From an employer's perspective, what's the point of giving you new tasks and teaching you new skills when you're leaving soon anyway? If you're finding yourself with more and more idle time at the office, that could be a sign of a lo t more free time to come. Related: 6 Professional Tips To Memorize Now 7. Hush Hush: Superiors speaking in whispers? Doors closing when they normally were wide open? Keep your ears open for what they can get, as this could signal the discussion of a future termination. 8. Your John Hancock: Pay close attention to paperwork and what you're signing. It may be dry to look through all the documents, but keeping an eye on what you're putting in writing could help you out in the long run. 9. Trust Your Gut: Even if you haven't been in tune to all the signs listed above, sometimes you just know when something's up. If you feel like a firing is around the corner, reevaluate your priorities and your position at the company. Do you feel that t he situation is salvageable? And more importantly, is this a job you really want to stay in? Consider your options and decide whether or not it's worth it to keep your job. FAMU INTERIM PRESIDENT LARRY ROBINSON LIFTS SUSPENSION FOR MARCHING 100Ž TALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson announced at a press conference today that he has lifted the suspension on the Marching 100,Ž highlighting the sweeping changes the university has implemented during the past year and a half to address hazing. When considering all of the measures we have put in place, I believe this constitutes us having the right conditions,Ž said Larry Robinson. Our newly appointed Director of Marching and Pep Bands, Dr. Sylvester Young, will decide when the band is ready for public performances.We have Created a comprehensive anti-hazing plan in which we: €Revised the BOT Anti-Hazing policy; €Revised the Student Code of Conduct procedures; €Implemented enhanced procedures for reporting and investigating hazing allegations; €Launched a new anti-hazing website, StopHazingFAMU.com; €Awarded funding to FAMU faculty and students for research on hazing prevention; €Created two unique positions to provide a comprehensive approach to implement the anti-hazing initiatives, hired a special assistant to the President for anti-hazing, and a music compliance officer „ to make sure that all music department ensembles including the band meet all standards to be eligible to perform. €Scheduled campus training and forums and anti-hazing sessions. €Enhanced the membership intake process for clubs and organizations; €Revised the organizational structure of the Department of Music and hired a new Director of Marching and Pep Bands; and As a result of these actions, it helped us respond more swiftly and decisively to deal with allegations of hazing in any university groups, emphasizing our zero tolerance approach to hazing,Ž said Robinson. In May of this year, the university launched anti-hazing tour conceived by our students featuring the Music Department ensembles, reaching out to students in three counties in South Florida. According to Sylvester Young, the director of Marching and Pep Bands, he is continuing his assessment of the band. Since his appointment in May, Dr. Young has been communicating with the University in scheduled sessions regarding the right conditions needed for the return of the Marching 100.Ž He officially reported to work June 14. We are looking at the faculty who will be involved in the band under the new structure, the maximum and minimum sizesof musical units needed for standard of excel lence weve grownaccustom to. FAMU Family Mourns Death of Congressman William GrayTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Florida A&M University (FAMU) is mourning the death of Congressman William Gray who passed at the age of 71 Monday. Our prayers and deepest condolences are with the Gray family,Ž said FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson. As the son of FAMUs fourth president William H. Gray, Jr., Congressman Bill Gray was destined for a life of service! His leadership and accomplishments in the fields of politics and higher education are unparalleled. The world has lost a great champion.Ž

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PAGE 4THE STARJULY 6, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome .Jacksonville Native Doing Groundbreaking Research on FAMU Hazing. Jacksonville native and graduate of Andrew Jackson High School, Jermaine Robertson, Ph.D. was one of two Florida A&M University (FAMU) professors awarded a $25,000 grant to research hazing at the HBCU. The study is a major initiative requested by the university in the wake of a hazing incident which resulted in the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion. The ultimate goal of the work is to recommend ways to prevent the dangerous practice in the future. Dr. Robertson is an associate professor of psychology at FAMU. As a student at FAMU, Robertson was a member of the famed Marching 100 and was subjected to hazing when he joined. Without going into details he knew hazing was a part of the band experience and was prepared to take his licks (no pun intended). I was well aware that hazing was going to be part of the band, and I was okay with that. As dangerous as that sounds, that was my attitude,Ž Robertson said. A lot of students have that attitude.Ž While studies have been done on the hazing ritual, Dr. Robertsons research is the first of its kind at an HBCU. The analysis and resulting recommendations have the potential of serving as the foundation for change in the induction processes that permeate university-sanctioned student organizations on HBCU campuses with Robertson as the subject matter expert. The other day, a good friend who pledged Kappa Alpha Psi during his student years at Emory University in Atlanta said that he considered hazing a positive experience. In his opinion, the shared experience was important. The seemingly cruel rituals made pledges feel worthy of belonging and tough because you didnt give up.Ž According to Dr. Robertson, If you consider some of the most heinous acts that have happened, its rather amazing that a high percentage [of students] report a more positive impact of hazing than negative.Ž Assisting Dr. Robertson with the research is one of his graduate students, Devon Marrett who is studying for a Masters degree in psychology. Marrett was also a drum major in FAMUs band, and had marched alongside Robert Champion, but was not a proponent of hazing. He left the band several mo nths before Champions death in order to concentrate on his studies. FAMUs band was placed on suspension for 20 months following the incident. The suspension was recently lifted but a schedule of performances has not been announced. Dr. Robertson is the son of Jerome and Gail Robertson of Jacksonville. He did undergraduate and graduate work at FAMU and completed the Doctorate degree in psychology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Robertson and his wife, Takisha Godfrey Robertson who was his high school sweetheart, reside in Tallahassee with their daughter and son. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Swimming Safety: An Initiative of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter. Photos courtesy of Sigma Gamma Rho soror Titilayo Kendrick As a part of Swim 1922, the Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. partnered with the City of Jacksonvil le to present a Water Safety Town Hall Meeting at the Emmett Reed Community Center. Swim 1922 is a unique partnership between Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and USA Swimming. The goal of the partnership is to ed ucate people about water safety and swimming. Dawn Lopez Action News CBS/Fox 30 anchor, moderated a panel of experts in a discussion with more than 200 people about water safety, drowning prevention, and the benefits of swimming. The panel consisted of Aquatic and Water Safety expert Tukz Taaca JaxParks Aquatics assistant supervisor Willie Coates Safe Kids of Northeast Florida coordinator Cynthia Dennis AmberJax Swim team head coach Benji Demotte 13 year old competitive swimmer Alanna Barlow and Gamma Omicron Sigma member Mascelia Robinson According to the USA Swimming Foundation, 70 percent of African-American children, 60 percent of Hispanic children, and 40 percent of Caucasian children cannot swim People who cannot swim are more likely to become one of the thirty five thousand accidental drowning fatalities that occur each year. There will be twenty-five national events held by the sorority to educate the public on water safety & provide clinics and swim demonstrations featuring USA Swimming Ambassadors who are swimmers, coaches, volunteers, and Olympians. Cullen Jones, Maritza Correia-McClendon, and Tyler McGill, are among the most notable Swim Ambassadors. Maritza Correia-McClendon is the first African-American woman to qualify for an Olympic Swim team, a 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, and member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. For more information visit www.sgrho1922.org and www.SwimToday.org SigmaGammaRhosoror BettyCody (center)atwork. Lefttoright:DawnLopez,SwimmerAlannaBarlow,andAngela Spears Gamma Omicron Sigma Members Olympian Maritza Correia-McClendon Olympian Cullen Jones FAMUHazingResearchers,lefttoright: StudentDevonMarrettandProf.JermaineRobertson,Ph.D.

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JULY 6, 2013THE STARPAGE 5 IF YOU LOSE YOUR JOBƒyou shouldnt lose access to health care too. Floridas job market is still tough. Thousands of Floridians have lost their jobs or are struggling in jobs without health insurance and dont have access to affordable health care. Expanding Medicaid would give hard-working families the security of knowing they can get the care they need. It would also give Floridians access to critical preventative care, so fewer people will be forced to seek expensive emergency room care.

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Drug Dealer WhoTried to Avoid Police Finally Arrested A man was arrested on multiple drug charges related to two separate incidents that occurred in May. In the second incident he is alleged to have fled the scene when deputies attempted to arrest him. On May 29, members of the Narcotics Unit arranged to purchase crack cocaine from 23-year-old Orlando Andrews. Undercover officers paid him $200 for a bag that contained 1 gram of crack cocaine. Undercover detectives met with Andrews again the next day on May 30 to buy both crack cocaine and marijuana. Andrews was the passenger in a Toyota pick-up truck that backed into a parking space at a mall near where the undercover officers were parked. The officers paid him for two plastic bag of crack cocaine and marijuana and Andrews returned to the truck. When the detectives gave the signal to take-down the vehicle, the truck pulled out and left. The Narcotics detectives did not pursue the vehicle as it sped away from the parking lot. When the truck left the area, another officer in the area saw it run several red lights, but he discontinued trying to stop the vehicle. A short time later, the police were notified by another police department that they were working a single vehicle crash involving the same Toyota truck. The vehicle was found still running, but nobody was found at the scene. The vehicle was towed to an impound yard where it was processed for evidence. Crime Scene Technicians located fingerprints on the passenger side of the vehicle that were a match to Andrews. Narcotics detectives requested an arrest warrant for Orlando Andrews for the May 30 incident. That warrant was issued the next day. Andrews was finally arrested on the warrant Once he was booked, he was also charged for the May 29 incident involving drugs. Andrews was charged with two counts of possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, two counts of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of paraphernalia. He is being held on a total $63,000 bond. PAGE 6 THE STAR JULY 6, 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: Christee Bacon Age: 15 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 6/02/13 Name: Chequan Clark Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 6/21/13 Name: Alysia Currington Age: 15 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 6/04/13 Name: Jonisha Lollar Age: 16 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 6/05/13MOSTWANTED Name: Joseph Lee Boyd Offense: Escape from Prison Name: Edward Battle Offense: Aggravated Battery on Pregnant Victim, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Name: Tia Baldwin Offense: Fraud to Increase Benefits Understanding Self-Defense Products There are a variety of products to aid in self-defense. You never know when you may need it, but it may save your life. As useful as they may be, there are some precautions and important tips to keep in mind. Chemical Irritant Sprays (Pepper Spray) € Some people are not affected by chemical irritants. This is especially true for mentally deranged individuals or people under the influence of drugs or alcohol. € Using chemical irritants on a suspect may increase the severity of the attack if it irritates but does not stop the suspect. € Chemical irritants may be taken away and used against you. € In order to be effective you must be close to the suspect when using it. Wind conditions may cause the irritant to blow back, resulting in personal discomfort. € Having a substance as a chemical irritant may create a false sense of security.You must continue to practice good personal safety habits even if carrying chemical irritant. € If attacked, spray directly into both eyes or the face of the assailant. € Commonly used chemical irritants have a shelf life of about 2 years. Some brands have an expiration date stamped on the canister. Stun Guns Stun guns are small electrical devices (battery operated) that are capable of emitting high-voltage shocks. The result is hopefully to distract or stun an attacker while you escape € To be effective, the stun gun must make contact with the skin or body. Leather or heavy clothing can prevent this contact with the body, making the overall usefulness of this device questionable. € Additionally, one needs to be within arms reach of an attacker to use the stun gun. € The stun gun could be taken away and used against you. Handguns Although many own handguns, there are still some things to consider as owning a handgun is not always a good idea € Handguns can present very serious safety considerations around the home. € Almost all break-ins occur when no one is home. Consequently, hundreds of thousands of handguns are stolen in burglaries and then used by criminals in committing other crimes. € You may be liable for any injuries or damage caused by the misuse of a handgun even if they have not been done by you. € Having a handgun can create a false sense of security. It is still important to practice good security habits Safety Man Kills and Cooks Family Dog At approximately 8 a.m., 25-year-old Thomas Elliot Huggins strangled a 5-6 month old family dog and killed him. After the dog was deceased, He then cut up the dog into quarters and stored it in the freezer for future meals. At 11 p.m., a family member called police. When officers arrived, they found the dogs ribs cooked in a pot on the stove. The dogs head was in the garbage. The suspect was taken into custody for the inhumane and cruel killing of the dog. Animal Control responded and took possession of the remains. An investigator noted that the animal was expertlyŽ cut and this may not have been the first time Huggins has done this to a domestic animal. Reports say Huggins learned how to clean animals in the past from his mother as he did it with squirrels and rabbits. Huggins was charged with animal cruelty for this incident. He is being held on $2,000 bond. Thomas Huggins Drunk Driver Crashes into Home With Passengers Onboard At 2:29 a.m., police received a call about a traffic crash. Upon arrival, it was confirmed an SUV had struck a parked car in a neighboring driveway and then the garage side of the residence. The vehicle landed on its side and pinned the passenger inside. The driver of the vehicle was seen by witnesses walking away. Due to the nature of the crash, a detective with the Traffic Unit was assigned to investigate. Preliminary details revealed that the driver, 38-yearold Paul Edward Williams, had lost control while driving at a high rate of speed. He struck a parked car and went airborne to strike the roof and side of the home. Williams was located and transported to a local hospital with head injuries. His blood alcohol content was over two times the legal limit at .17. He was given a notice to appear in court on multiple DUI charges, including DUI with property damage and DUI with injury to another, as well as other traffic offenses. His license was suspended and was cited accordingly. According to reports, a passenger and his wife were also in the car with him. They as well sustained head injuries and were transported to the hospital after being taken out from the vehicle. The injuries to the driver and passengers were not believed to be life-threatening. There was an adult and two children in the home at the time of the crash, but no one was injured. The investigation continues. Woman Involved in Organized Retail Theft Arrested Police conducted a twoweek surveillance operation to observe criminal activity regarding organized retail theft groups working inside numerous malls. 31-year-old Toccara Huff was observed attempting to sell over $2,500.00 worth of stolen merchandise which was recovered during a traffic stop. Huff had in her possession stolen merchandise from 17 different stores from multiple malls. Huff was arrested for felony theft charges related to shoplifting. Huff is known to utilize booster bagsŽ and similar anti-theft detection removal equipment along with distraction accomplices. These groups targeted high-end clothing, merchandise, and perfumes. Huff would then resell the property at numerous hair salons. Huff was previously arrested for grand theft related to retail theft which she was out on bond while committing this crime. Huff has numerous felony convictions for retail theft related crimes and is a habitual violent felony offender. Paul Williams Toccara Huff Orlando Andrews

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LOCAL JULY 6, 2013 THE ST AR PAGE 7 Florida Mayor Creates Retirement Reform Task ForceJuly 03, 2013Mayor Alvin Brown today announced the formation of the 11-member Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force, which will be led by attorney William Scheu of Jacksonville as chairman. The Task Force is comprised of community leaders committed to Jacksonvilles future who will review the proposed public safety pension reform agreement, seek input from stakeholders and other interested citizens, and make recommendations on how the City should proceed. A fair, cost-effective retirement reform solution is crucial for our citys future,Ž said Mayor Brown. We remain very confident in our work, but want to do everything possible to answer any questions as we move toward a solution that benefits taxpayers and respects employees.Ž Task Force members include: Council Finance Committee Chairman Greg Anderson, Chester Aikens, Charles Appleby, Kirsten Doolittle, Bob Miller, Kelli OLeary, William Rupp, Robert Shircliff, Greg Smith and John Wilbanks. Brief biographies on the members are attached. The Task Force will have its first meeting from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at City Hall. Scheu said that the Task Force is expected to conclude its review and produce recommendations no later than August after studying the communitys options on an issue critical to Jacksonvilles future. This will be a thorough, though expedited, independent review that will consider the full range of issues involving pension reform,Ž Scheu said. These panel members are longtime community leaders with a variety of experiences and perspectives.Ž Mayor Brown has proposed pension reform legislation (2013-366), which is currently being reviewed by the Jacksonville City Council. Information on the retirement reform proposal can be found online at coj.net/retirementreform. SALTECHJULY 2, 2013 The SAL TECH Board of Directors hosted the year end celebration for the staff from the SAL TECH Charter School at the Hyatt Hotel on July 2nd. It was the perfect ending to a year of outstanding success and change for the Board and staff at the school. The charter High School is located on the 29 acres at the Jacksonville Job Corps Center on the north side. SAL TECH Principal Michael Laroche was the MC for the event as staff members were recognized for their outstanding achievement during the school year. Ms. Katherine Cooley was chosen as the employee of the year. Mr. Laroche was presented with a special award from his staff, the award was an eagle which is symbolic of the school's new logo and the soaring heights in which the school is headed. SAL TECH formerly known as Sia Tech has recently transitioned thereby changing it's name to reflect the new direction the school is taking. In attending the Jacksonville job Corps Center, which is a career technical training facility funded by the federal government for students 1624, the school offers students a HSD and/or GED. Mrs. Evelyn TukesBoard of Directors chair was presented with a special recognition plague for her courageous leadership and commitment to the students and staff at the school. Mrs. Tukes has been in the Charter School System for over 30 years and is proud to be apart of the of SAL TECH family. She has served as board chair for several years and look forward to the challenges and milestones as the school moves to new heights. Center Director of the Jacksonville Job Corps Center Mr. Kenderson Hill, praised the Principal, BOD and the staff for their strong leadership and continuous commitment to excellence Mr. Hill has been st the helm of the center for the past 2 years and welcomes the change and challenges that the future holds for students and staff at the Jacksonville job Corps Center. For additional information about the Charter High School please contact Mr. Michael Laroche at 904-360-8200 ext. 158-8284 or visit www.saltechjax.org Ingrid Fluellen Jacksonvilles 2013 Runnerup Happy Happy Independence Independence Day! Day!

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Sheryl Renee's 3-octave range paints life, and stirs the seas with her majestic voice. A vocal impressionist, Sheryl awes audiences with her brilliance to sing Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Jazz of female and male vocal legends! Yes, she enlightens her audience with the old and the new sounds of Gospel and Black Spirituals and she is confirmed to join the historic First African Baptist Church of St Simons as they celebrate Gospel Legends as a part of the Sea Islands Black Heritage Festival, set for August 16-18, 2013. Sheryl has shared the stage with some of the best musicians in the world. She produced her first solo project, A Salute to the Legends and the a capella Gospel CD, One Voice. She has received the Triumphant Woman Award from Colorado Excelsior; featured guest vocalist at the Mile Hi Church, Colorado; the Adrienne Arsht Center, Florida's largest performing arts center; co-producer/participant for the Arts Education for Children Group (AECG) Maui, Hawaii; Award-winning actress; Award-winning child safety advocate and educator; Entertainer of the Year, African American Voice Newspaper Award. PAGE8 THESTAR JULY 6, 2013 Mom Wants Seperate Trial From Alleged Baby Killer SonSECONDMANARRESTED OVERDOCTORCREDIT CARDTHEFTOn Thursday, June 6th, 2013; Detective Roy Blackstock arrested a 25 year old, black male named Craigory Powell of Brunswick, Ga. on (2) counts of Felony Financial Transaction Card Fraud. The victim, Dr. Mitchell Brocks wallet was taken from the Marsh Side Grill, located at 1200 Glynn Avenue on May 28, 2013. In addition, to the arrest of Mr. Craigory Powell; on Monday, June 17th 2013 Detective Roy Blackstocks thorough investigation, led to the identity and apprehension of Mr. Powells accomplice; Mr. Harry L. Brown, a black male, 58 years of age also of Brunswick, Ga. Mr. Brown was arrested and charged with (1) count of Financial Transaction Card Fraud; he also made purchases without Dr. Brocks knowledge or consent. POLICEBAFFLEDBYDISCOVERYOFBODYOn Friday, June 21, 2013 at approximately 10:18a.m. Officers and Investigators of the Brunswick Police Department responded to 2700 Glynn Avenue at the old paint factory building in regards to a dead body. Currently, the identity and manner of death of the person is unknown at this time; however the remains of the deceased were transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab located in Savannah, Georgia for an autopsy to be performed. Further information will be made available pending the notification of the next of kin, and as the case develops. Police ask that anyone with information concerning this case to please contact Investigator Terrance Tanner of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Brunswick Police Department at 912267-5091, the Silent Witness Hotline at 912-267-5516, or email them at bpdtips@brunswickpolice.or g SEA ISLANDS BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL TO PAYTRIBUTE TO GOSPEL LEGENDS By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star The case of the toddler shot point blank in his stroller, allegedly by a pair of Brunsick teens continues to unravel now that it is confirmed that it will be heard in a Marietta court beginning August 19. Meanwhile, Karimah Elkins, 36, mother of 18 year-old De'Marquise Elkins wants her own trial. She and her sister who was later released, were charged on March 26 with providing false statements to police as they investigated the teens with the little Antonio Santiagos daylight death. The mother of the child was also shot in what was said to be an attempted robbery. It is further claimed that Elkins tried to hide the gun that her son allegedly used in the shooting.SAVANNAH SCANDAL:PAULA DEEN HIRES OLIVIA POPE INSPIRATION JUDY SMITH By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star One of TVs top chefs and Savannahs brightest stars, Paula Deen is trying to redeem herself and her brand by going to the ultimate fixer. It has been confirmed that shes hired Judy Smith to handled her crisis PR in the wake of a scathing scandal. Deen has been accused of using racial slurs and is received a deposition on May 17 deposition by a lawyer for Lisa Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House. Jackson is not AfricanAmerican. Deen has confessed to using the N word on more than one occassion. Now she is facing severe backlash which has resulted in many of her products being pulled from shelves and losing some endorsement deals, despite at least two video apologies. And while many of joked on social media that the only way Deen can redeem herself is to hire Olivia Pope from the hit ABC show Scandal, starring Kerry Washington, it appears that she has done just that. Judy Smith, who is the woman the show is based on is known for working on major crisis situations including the calming the world when the SARS outbreak occured and her clients included Kobe Bryant and Michael Vick. She is also credited with helping repair the face of Saudi Arabia following the 9/11 attacks according to some media outlets. Still, readers took to our Facebook page this week with mixed feelings about Smith accepting the job to repair Deens image. Paula Deen sought out Judy Smith as a PR move on her part,Žsaid a reader. Since Deen is being accused of being a racist and inflicting racist behaviors in the workplace on her employees, what better person to represent you than a African -American crisis manager?Ž

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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 ADS & ANNOUNCEMENTS The Florida Star Georgia Star CALL 904-766-8834 TOSUBSCRIBETODAY! PARKWAY PROPERTIES RELOCATES KEY INFRASTRUCTURE FUNCTIONS TO FLORIDA New Jobs in Technology, Human Resources and Accounting will be created in Orlando and Jacksonville ORLANDO, FL … July 2, 2013 … Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PKY) today announced that it is taking significant steps to consolidate its support infrastructure resources, including its information technology, human resources, accounting, tax and technical services functions, to Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida. "Co-locating these key functions with our other corporate functions in our Orlando and Jacksonville offices will allow us to improve the level of service we provide our tenants," stated Jim Heistand, President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkway. Orlando and Jacksonville each have an educated workforce, attractive cost of living, and supportive government leadership committed to economic growth. We believe that our commitment to these markets will enhance our ability to attract top talent to meet and exceed the needs of our tenants.Ž As part of this transition, the Company today posted numerous new career opportunities available in Orlando and Jacksonville, which can be found at www.pky.com/careers The Company will be transitioning its IT, HR, accounting, tax and technical services roles from Jackson, Mississippi, and expects the transition to be substantially complete before the end of 2013. Commenting on the new jobs Parkway is creating Orlando, Mayor Buddy Dyer stated: Orlando provides our citizens a high quality of life and access to quality career opportunities with the support of strong corporate citizens such as Parkway Properties. As owners of the Bank of America Center, one of the most recognizable buildings in Downtown Orlando, and a growing contributor to our community, Parkway Properties is an important part of our future. We are proud that Parkway Properties calls Orlando home.Ž About Parkway Properties Parkway Properties, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition, ownership and management of quality office properties in higher growth submarkets in the Sunbelt region of the United States. Parkway owns or has an interest in 45 office properties locate d in eight states with an aggregate of approximately 13.0 million square feet at April 1, 2013. Parkway also offers fee-based real estate services which manage and/or lease approximately 11.8 million square feet for third parties as of April 1, 2013. Additional information about Parkway is available on the Company's website at www.pky.com The Jacksonville Chapter of the National Alumni Association of Edward Waters College will be holding its Monthly Alumni Meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2013, a t 6:00PM on campus in the Assessment Center. This is an open invitation to all alumni and friends of the college to come and join us. We are eager to have you share with us your time and talents to ensure that our school continues to rise! For more information please contact Cheryl Lawson-Wright, Membership Chairperson at 904-203-9816. HUMAN HEALTH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Our company is looking for Account Managers, Bookkeeper, and Sales Representatives Needed to work on their own flexible scheduled time. It pays $1500 $2000 a month, plus benefits and it takes only a little of your time. 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