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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Title:
Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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English
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
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African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

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Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
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The case of the Arizona tea drinking, Skittle toting hooded 17 year-old boy with the baby face captured the nation after he was gunned down by George Zimmerman. This past week, many sat on the edge of their seats, changing their social media profile pictures black and writing No justice for TrayvonŽ on their feeds. Meanwhile, the case itself played out in a South Florida courtroom making instant celebrities out of star witnesses, and putting the world on watch to see if there would be any riots following the verdict, which in the end turned out to be not guilty. Here are some of the highlights surrounding the case. LUQ<"‰PQV"C"TCEKCN"ETKOG“Vyq"Dtqvjgtu"Mknngf""/"\koogtocp‘u"Dworgt Uvkemgt"Pqv"cp"Kuuwg"cu"Twoqtgf"Police are seeking the tall, slender, Black maleŽ who entered a Labelle Street home on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 3:54 a.m. and shot a 72 year-old woman. The victim, police said. was awakened by a strange noise in her house. When she got out of her bed to check, she observed a tall, slender black male in the hallway. The victim asked him what he was doing in the house, at which time she called for her husband. The suspect then said to the victim "shut the **** up" and shot her in the left thigh. The victim retrieved her gun from a dresser drawer. The husband. 74 years old, came into the room where she was and took the gun from her and shot at the suspect. The husband stated that he was awakened by the gun shot, and that he heard his wife call for him so he ran into the room where she was, took the gun from her hand and shot in the direction of the fleeing suspect. Further investigation revealed that the point of entry was the dining room window. It was found with the screen out and the window up. The rear door in the den was found unlocked and open. There were items in the den that had been knocked over. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. 94"[gct"Qnf Yqocp"Ujqv"D{ Jqog"Kpvtwfgt‰Vjg"Swggp“"qh"KTU"Vcz"Htcwf"When Matthew (19) and Andrew (24) Bohannon were found shot in the rear parking lot of Golden Corral on Normandy Boulevard, family and friends initially claimed that the two were killed because they had a Free ZimmermanŽ bumper sticker on their vehicle. JSO says that is not true. It was stated that one of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene and the other victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. From the onset the Jacksonvilles Sheriffs Office did not confirm that it was a racial crime and instead focused on investigating the matter and locating suspects. The suspects have been identified as Avery Wood (19), George Carter (21), Steven Bennett (18) are all charged with two counts of Felony Murder and two counts of Armed Robbery. Suspect Jalill Graves (21) is being charged with two counts of Murder and two counts of Armed Robbery. Investigations into a drug deal are continuing as it relates to this case. Drugs were found in the brothers truck. Rashia Wilson pleaded with the judge to hug her three children one last time as she was about to serve her 21 year sentence but was told that sort of conduct wasnt allowed. The Tampa mother who threw her one year-old a $30,000 birthday party had posted on Facebook: 'I'm Rashia, the queen of IRS tax fraud. I'm a millionaire for the record, so if U think indicting me will B easy it won't, I promise you! U need more than black and white to hold me down N that's to da rat who went N told, as if 1st lady don't have da TPD under her spell. I run Tampa right now.' Wilson pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft earlier this year. She admitted to stealing more than $3 million but the figure is believed to be much higher as much as $20 million. She also spent $90,000 on an Audi A8 in addition to buying designer handbags, custom jewelry and was reportedly taking care of her family. Black Panthers spokesman Mikhail Muhammad offered $10,000 "for the capture of George ZimmermanŽ following the not guilty verdict. We're going to force our government to do their job properly, and if they don't we will,Ž he stated in a Youtube video. "We're saying to President Obama, you gotta do your job on this one buddyƒ So white America, we have given you 400 years to get it right and you still have failed black people. We're not even citizens in this country. We're still third class citizens. Today as black men, we must stand up. We must say to white America, 'Your time is up.'" Rachel Jeantel was offered to attend any HBCU of her choice by Tom Joyner. Jeantel was the last person to hear Trayvon Martin on the phone. She was heavily criticized for her speech and testimony.A white woman was arrested for attacking Lester Chambers, 73 after he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin. Chambers, of the legendary 1960's music group The Chambers Brothers, was assailed while on stage at Hayward Russell City Blues Festival. According to witnesses, he had dedicated Curtis Mayfields People Get ReadyŽ to Martin when 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter jumped up and shoved Chambers to the ground after allegedly yelling Its all your fault!Ž &32.222"hqt"vjg"ecrvwtg"q"Igqtig"\koogtocp Lgcpvgn"Igvu"Hwnn"Uejqnctujkr"vq"cvvgpf"Eqnngig Ocp"Cvvcemgf"hqt"Fgfkecvkpi"Uqpi"vq"Vtc{xqp Jcrr{";7vj"Dktvjfc{ Pgnuqp Ocpfgnnc. c"uvtqpi" htggfqo hkijvgt. pqy"hkijv/ kpi"vq"nkxg0 Ft0"Mkpi‘u"Uqp" Octtkgu Dexter King, the youngest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Leah Weber in a private ceremony on Friday in California.LCEMUQPXKNNG‘U"OC[QT<"TGHQTO"KU"VJG"UQNWVKQPMayor Alvin Brown today told City Council that neither tax increases nor deep spending cuts were the solution to Jacksonvilles fiscal challenges. Instead, the mayor said the solution was the pending retirement reform agreement, which would save $1.2 billion over 30 years and $45 million next year. Tax increases are not the solution. Deep spending cuts are not the solution. The solution is reform,Ž said Mayor Brown in his annual budget remarks. ŽWe should be making it easier … not harder … for our neighbors to find economic success.Ž At $181 million, pension obligations represent nearly 20 percent of the Citys general fund budget. The bulk of that cost … $148.1 million … is slated for the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund. In May, Mayor Brown presented Council with an agreement that would significantly reform public safety pensions and save $1.2 billion over 30 years, including $45 million in the 2013-14 budget and $100 million over the next 5 years.Ftkxkpi"Uqogrnceg"‡"Vjgtg"ku"c"Iqxgtpogpv""TgeqtfPolice use cameras to automatically scan thousands of license plates per shift. (AP) Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong. Using automated scanners, law enforcement agencies across the country have amassed millions of digital records on the location and movement of every vehicle with a license plate, according to a study published Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. Scanners pick the information and places it into police databases. Departments keep the records for weeks or years, sometimes indefinitely.

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NEW MT. MORIAH AME CHURCH 880 Melson Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32254, Rev. Shareff Rashad, Pastor. To be held Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Presenting Neww Mount Moriah Male Chorus, Sis. Marva Alexander, Sis. Sherell Kemp, The Sweet Inspirations and The Golden Jubilee Gospel Singers. IT'S YOUR SEASON TO BE BLESSED ." Come Hear and Enjoy This Great Celebration. JACKSONVILLE, FL ARD Larry, 64, died July 13, 2013. ATKINS, Linda M., 70, died July 10, 2013. BELL Marjorie Poole, 89, died July 9, 2013. BERRY, Alice Stafford, 88, died July 11, 2013. BETHEA, Lonnie Christopher, died July 10, 2013. BRADWELL Ruby S., died July 14, 2013. BROWN, Debbie Ann, 57, died July 10, 2013. BURNS, Ellen Carol, 69, died July 6, 2013. CALDWELL Wilma Jean, died July 12, 2013. CANNON Billie Mae, 92, died July 13, 2013. CARROLL, Eloise, died July 13, 2013. CHEESEBOROUGH, Wilhelmina, died July 9, 2013. CROWDER James, Jr., died July 7, 2013. DAWSON Gloria, 76, died July 4, 2013. DAWSON, Lucille Morgan, 89, died July 12, 2013. DEVINE Eva Mae, 91, died July 9, 2013. DIXON, Joyce Laverne, 66, died July 14, 2013. DOTSON, Thomas Eric, 41, died July 14, 2013. DUNNELL Emory, died July 9, 2013. ESTES Margie Dean, 86, died July 9, 2013. EWELL Gloria Malani, 61, died July 8, 2013. GRANT, George Hank, died July 14, 2013. GREENE, Milton, 92, died July 10, 2013. HAGEN, Mary Tiller, died July 11, 2013. HALL, Alvin, 76, died July 10, 2013. HALSEY Dianne, 61, died July 7, 2013. HART Elizabeth, 80, died July 14, 2013. HICKSON John, Jr. died July 10, 2013. HORNSTRA Marie Kathryn, 96, died July 13, 2013. JOHNSON, Dan M., III, 78, died July 10, 2013. LILE Marion Franklin, 95, died July 10, 2013. LISCIO, Hugo Ferrir, 97, died July 11, 2013. McGILL Katherine, died July 9, 2013. NEWHARD Jeannie Marie, 44, died July 14, 2013. ROBINSON, Phillip Antonio, died July 6, 2013. ROGERS, Brenda, 61, died July 15, 2013. ROGERS Charles, Jr., 78, died July 15, 2013. ROSIER, Carrie, 83, died July 13, 2013. SANDERS, Infant Ethan Glenn, died July 12, 2013. SAPP, Robert H. Bobby, 72, died July 9, 2013. SCHMITT, Melvin Michael, 91, died July 9, 2013. SHANNON Betty Jean, 70, diedJuly 13, 2013. SMITH, Randall L. Bo, 82, died July 14, 2013. SMITH, Ruth S., 91, died July 11, 2013. STEWART, Edna Gandy, 82, died July 11, 2013. SUMPTER, Carol D., died July 8, 2013. SUTTON Robert Clark, Sr., died July 8, 2013. UNDERWOOD, Ruth Caroline, 75, died July 13, 2013. WILBURN, Wendy Sappe, 43, died July 11, 2013.WILLIAMS, Georgia Moore Sheffield, died July 9, 2013. WOOD, William Woody, 93, died July 16, 2013. WRIGHT, Rosa Lee, 77, died July 15, 2013. ZIEGLER Walter, 80, died July 7, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BAYNARD Robert E. Bob, 83, died July 11, 2013. COBB Yolonda, died 11, 2013. MORAN, Albertha Thorpe, died July 10, 2013. PARKER, Rebecca J., 78, died July 12, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR JULY 20, 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 What To Do When The Blessings Stop When God Sends FamineVirginia Beach, VA, July 17, 2013 … Weve all seen it: good, faithful people who seem to have a run of bad luck. But why on earth would God send trouble to those who love and serve Him? In What to Do When the Blessings Stop When God Sends Famine, acclaimed author Virginia Hull Welch helps unravel these tangled strands that make up our faith journey. Practical, personal, and pulling no punches, Welch asks readers to examine their conscience. How do you counsel the Christian who never succeeds,Ž she asks, the one who loses home, business, family? Do you tell him to pray more? Study more? Keep up the positive confession? Is God angry? What hope do you offer? Or is this person you?Ž If you can remember a time when God filled your life with blessings, if you feel as if an unseen force has raised up against you, she continues, Your problem may be famine, a spiritual rod God uses to correct.Ž But dont lose hope, she cautions: The fact that youre holding this book in your hands is hope itself, because youre spiritually astute enough to discern that things are not right, that there must be a spiritual solution to your problems. God is the answer, but you must ask the right question.Ž What to Do When the Blessings Stop will teach you how to recognize spiritual famine in your life, the difference between spiritual famine and ordinary faith trials, how and why God sends famine, and what steps you must take to banish its crushing effects from your life. Welch is the author of several books, including The Lesson. A romantic comedy, it is a light, dynamic story deftly challenging our preconceived attitudes about physical attraction and the perfect spouseŽ in a friendly way. Backed by a deep and abiding faith, The Lesson is easy to read and hard to forget. The novel Crazy Woman Creek, an inspirational Western romance, was released in the spring. Her fourth book and second nonfiction title, The Hiss from Hell Only Women Hear, Is It Tradition or Is It Truth? will be released in late 2013. Ginny lives with her husband in Virginia Beach where she works as a full-time marketing writer and editor. Their four children, daughter-in-law, and grandsons live locally. She works full-time as a writer/editor for a worldwide defense contractor. She attends New Life Providence Church and volunteers at Union Mission Ministries of Norfolk, writing rsums for homeless women to help them find work. For more information, please visit: www.virginiahullwelch.net Couldn't Sleep Last Night...............Denise Noble Williams Who said that we were all equal? Who said that we were all free? Who said that life would be easy? I can't tell you how I would feel if my child life was taken because of the color of his or her skin. I can't tell you how I would feel to find out that my child was murdered, taken to the morgue where they checked for drugs and other things that would make it alright for you to take his or her life. I can't tell you how I would feel if you tell me get over it and move on. I can tell you how I'll feel to stand before God and hear him say even though you were treated badly ... you held your head up.... Well done. Even though the child I gave to you was done wrong.. You still stayed strong.. Well done. Even though you made it to Heaven and that murderer didn't.... You felt sorry for the man that did everything in his power to break your spirit............ WELCOME HOME!

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JULY 20, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 3 FLORIDAS GUN LAWS MAY FINALLY GET CHALLENGED AND HOPEFULLY CHANGEDFlorida State Senator Audrey Gibson, Representatives Mia Jones, Reggie Fullwood, The Duval County Democratic Executive Committ ee, Isaiah Rumlin of Jacksonvilles NAACP and many Jacksonville pastors, discussed at a press conference on how Floridas Stand Yo ur GroundŽ law has affected many, including the impending Jordan Davis case and the Marissa Alexander debacle. The are urging leg islative leadership to make common sense changes to the Stand Your GroundŽ statute and other self defense statutes to ensure public saf ety. Jordan Davis, whose father attended the event, was killed while a passenger in a car sitting at a Jacksonville service station because the killer said the music in the car was too loud. He claimed that he saw a weapon in the ca, and was standing his ground.Ž Marissa Alexander received a 20-year sentence for shooting in a wall after her husband, who had beaten her several times and co nfessed that he had five baby mamasŽ and had beaten all but one, told her he was going to kill her. The week before the shocking verdict, setting George Zimmerman free and originally stating that he could even get his gun back, Rev. Gundy, Floridas president of the Southern Christian Leadership Council advocated that a suit should be filed against Zimmerman for violating Martins civil rights while on Impact Radio show. Then on Tuesday, the first week after the verdict, Rev. Jesse Jackso n appeared on Florida Stars Impact, visited Marissa Alexander at the Duval County Jail and joined several Jacksonville citizens at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church with Pastor Lee Harris, who is also the National President of the Primitive Baptist Church organizatio n voicing their displeasure and what African Americans need to do to change the direction of this country on profiling and the Florida St and Your Ground law. Rev. Gunde SC LC Rev. Jesse Jackson Jordan Davis Father Rev. Brown, Greater Mount Vernon

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PAGE 4THE STARJULY 20, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome .FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD (COLG) held its first black and white gala, Lets Rise,Ž on July 13, 2013 at Friday Musicale Auditorium. The elegant affair is part of the historical churchs fundraising efforts for its youth and buildin g programs. The funds will assist the church in providing youth programs, such as summer camps, life and skills training, art and music, se lf-reliance, problem solving, community service, and charitable giving. The building plans include the establishment of main offices in Waycross, Georgia, and the general upkeep of the sanctuary in J acksonville. Faith United COLG, lead by Bishop Leonard Goode, carries on the proud tradition and historical legacy of the LaVilla community where it has served its congregation and surrounding residents for 142 years. (Its immediate neighbor is historic Brewster Hosp ital, which, in 2005, was relocated adjacent to the church in a space which was the churchs parking lot). Faith United is listed on Downtow n Visions Downtown Historical Church Tour. The gala boasted a rich program of musical selections by Judy Tukes, Maurice Griffin, Sunday Best, Season 2 finalist, Frank Gray and the Spiritualistics, Dr. Mary Jackson and the amazing acapella of Andrea Harris, Artelia Arisme, and Lucy Hill Chris Stafford and the Experience Band was the house band, of sorts, performing a variety of gospel, popular and jazz instrumentals throughout the evening. The best party D.J. in town, Afrotainments Anthony Edwards kept the music going when the band was on break. Two keynote speakers engaged the audience with rousing speeches: Ethelbert Nwanegbo Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneurs Anchor Magazine and Rev. Kenneth Adkins of the Greater Dimensions Christian Fellowship in Brunswick, Georgia. Rev. Adkins pinch hit for scheduled speaker Dr. John Guns Senior Pastor of St. Paul Church of Jacksonville, who, on short notice, was interviewed about the impending verdict in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Attendees were presented a menu featuring three main course options of baked chicken breast with mushroom/chicken sauce, seafoo d galore pasta with shrimp, crab, and scallops in an alfredo sauce, or prime rib au jus. Bringing up the rear was the choice of an out-ofthis-world strawberry cheese cake or an ample serving of better-than-sex cake. Delicious! Bravo to Chefs Bernard Stuart and Jim my Shingles for the delectable dishes. In accordance with the evenings theme, Black & White Gala of 2013,Ž guests were elegantly attired in black and white formals and semi-formals, as was the beautifully decorated room. Guests came from near and far to attend the affair, including Thelma Green of Lake Placid, Florida. Congratulations to gala co-chairpersons, Minister Gail Jones and Brenda Hill for the fabulous evening. Kudos to Evelyn Colon CEO of Alice Consulting Services, who was a fantastic Mistress of Ceremonies and also served as a consultant for the event. For more information or to make donations to the churchs fundraising campaign visit any one of the following websites: For donations: www.gofundme.com/32opaw To like them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Faith-United-COLGInc/523083491092369 General website: www.faithunitedcolg.webs.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ladies of DivaNation, Red Hat Society Celebrate HOOT DAYŽ Article and photographs courtesy of Ladies of DivaNationThe Ladies of DivaNation, a Red Hat Society, recently celebrated HOOT DAYŽ, an annual event for the society. On this day, Red Hatters all over the country come together to have a good time and make a hoop.Ž This year, the Ladies of DivaNation spent the afternoon at the home of Diva Brenda White The Divas came adorned in touches of purple and red, some wore red hats and some wore red swim suits. A variety of activities were held including playing Hollywood, chatting, swimming and line dancing. The delicious buffet included chicken, crab, potato, and pasta salads, finger sandwiches, and ice tea. The dessert bar included homemade brownies, coconut cake, and pound cake. The Divas also enjoyed a beautiful jewelry show and book display. This was the final activity for June. The group will resume meetings in August. Members present included Divas Betty Howard, Bettie Hudson, Gail Kenny, Patricia McGriff, Mary Madison, Sandra Milton, Cathy Mobley, Vice Queen Bertha Padgett, Gloria Reid, Yvette Thomas, Erma Thompson, Brenda White (hostess) and Queen Norma White. Guests included Jackie Johnson dance coordinator, and AnTia Marshall jewelry consultant. BishopLeonardandFirstLadyMartha Goode Lefttoright:MinisterGailJonesandBrenda Hill,GalaCo-Chairpersons Lefttoright:Rev.KennethAdkins,Bishop LeonardandFirstLadyMarthaGoode Evelyn Colon, Mistressof Ceremonies FrankGrayandtheSpiritualistics Lefttoright:AduibajeDavis,FrancesBradley, andOkSunBurks(Whodidn'tgetthememo?) ChrisStafford&theExperienceBandonstage "Mommyandme".,leftto right,IyannaMcNeelyand AndreaHarris MauriceGriffin,Sunday Bestfinalist Lefttoright:RickeyAnderson,Artelia Hill,AliNosrat,andCandaceHayes AndrewandBrendaHill Lefttoright:RoseandReginaldPayne,Felix Colon,AliNosrat,IyannaMcNeely,Elliseand EmalyaEdwards AlphonsoandCarchie Kendrix LadiesofDivaNation,RedHatSociety Lefttoright:DivaBrenda White,hostess,andDiva SandraMilton

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THE STARPAGE 5 JULY 20, 2013 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. What can make Mommy and meŽ time even sweeter? How about the money you save shopping at Publix for your favorite treats and other items your family loves. With a little planning, you can enjoy great Buy One Get One Free deals and weekly specials throughout the store. Bring in your coupons, and save even more. With all the ways Publix helps you stretch your grocery dollars, you can indulge and have something left over: money. Scoop up hugs, kisses and Savings.

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LOCAL JULY 20, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida USO's "Toast to the Troops"Photos Courtesy of COJ.netJacksonville is a military city, and that was on full display with the number of volunteers that turned out to help prepare car e packages for our troops overseas. Thank you to all volunteers who participated! Up coming Community events:Back to School Backpack Giveaway/Empowerment Dinner & Clothing Giveaway Date : Friday, August 9, 2013 Event : Student Parent Empowerment Dinner & Clothing Giveaway Students and parents will receive information to prepare for the upcoming school year, there will also be a free clothing giveaway. Dinner is provided. RSVP is suggested by calling the church office at 904-354-5295. Location Matthew Gilbert Middle School 1424 Franklin Street, 32206 Time: 5 p.m. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Date : Saturday, August 10, 2013 Event : Back to School Jam and Health Fair Roughly 1,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies will be distributed. There will also be free physicals and health exams sponsored by Baptist Health. Open to all students in elementary, middle and high school as well as their parents. Location : Metropolitan Park 1410 Gator Bowl Ave, 32202 Time : 10 a.m. 1 p.m.For Church calendars Only: Date : Thursday, August 8, 2013 Event : Youth Explosion Kick Off Worship Service Location: First Baptist Church of Oakland 1025 Jessie Street Time : 7 p.m. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013 Event: Youth Explosion Unity Worship Location: First Baptist Church of Oakland 1025 Jessie Street 32206 Time: 10 a.m. Shands Hospital, University Hospital, and Duval Medical Center (DMC) Retiree Luncheon June 29, 2013 Guest Ken Jefferson formerly of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Gwendolyn Davis, Jacqueline A. Israel, Brenda Bronner, Brenda Tucker, Lemira H. Hinson, Herbert W. Desmore Sr., Juanita James, Phyllis Dennison, Theodoshia Hadsden, Bobbie Singleton, Versa Sales, Bobbie A. Dixon, Barbara Johnson, Gloria Redding, Dorztha Brown, Nettie Warren, Ruby L. Pough, Lyella McQueen, Fran Robinson, Angelella Albertie, Cathryn Salter, Jackie Harris, Minnie Pinkney, Jeanetta Bartley, Lorraine Smith, Sarah K. Davis, Patricia Yvonne Pearson, and Daisy B. King Bertha W. Richardson, EarthaLene Dedeauy, Delores Burns, Annie B. Jefferson, Mollie C Payne, William Bowers, Linda Smith, Virginia Crimes, Claude Hunter, and Florita E. Pope Virginia Crimes, Pat Locket Felder for City Council District 8 and Bertha W. Richardson with a poem today Meeting how to improve luncheon and comments The Promoter Brenda Pugh Murray

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State Representative of House District 168, Al Williams is slated to address alumni members and friends at theRalph J. Bunche/Camden County Training Schools upcoming Annual Biennial Convention Banquet. The event will be held at the Camden Convention Center/Springfield Hotel&Suites, 1215 E.King St.(Hwy 40 East/I-95) on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 7:00p.m. Williams was the first African-American from his home county to be elected state representative since Reconstruction and only the second to hold a legislative seat from the tri-county area of Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh since that time. He is also former chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, the largest state black legislative caucus in the nation. His House of Representatives committee appointments include Economic Development and Tourism, Game, Fish and Parks (for which he formerly served as Secretary), Rules, and Transportation. He serves as chair of the GLBC Faith/Religion Roundtable. His active memberships also include the National Association of State Legislators, the National Association of Black State Legislators, the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, and the Southern Legislative Council. Williams is the recipient of numerous awards and honors include a 2008 Trumpet Award, the Liberty County NAACP Ralph Quarterman Award, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Award presented at a National Convention in Chicago. His many accomplishments have earned him recognition in the nationally acclaimed magazine, Black Enterprise, as well as in the Atlanta Tribune. In 2006, he was bestowed an honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from Trinity Bible College. The public is invited to come celebrate the third 'Homecoming' in Camden County (most recent was 2011) and meet Rep. Williams. Activities include fine dining, door prizes and more as the event is a scholarship fundraiser. Registration begins on Thursday July 25 at 12:00 Noon at the Camden Convention Center with the Finance Workshop/Shrine Museum at 2 p.m. on Friday and and Tee Time/Bunche Alumni Golf Tournament on Laurel Island on Saturday at 1pm. On Sunday July 28 will be an 11:00am Worship Services at theFirst African Baptist Church in St.Marys. In 2011, we were abled to award 28 students scholarships,Ž said an organizer. This year if we increase our monetary efforts by giving more (buying extra tickets) to the Banquet, more students will have an opportunity for a scholarship. Again, we thank you for your continued support.Ž For tickets, contact RJB/CCTS Shrine & Museum (912)576-7131; Adell James (912) 409-7559; Jacqueline Moses (912) 552-4243. PAGE8 THESTAR JULY 20, 2013 REP AL WILLIAMS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT UPCOMING CONVENTION REPORT:GUNRESIDUEFOUNDONHANDSOF SLAININFANTS PARENTS; FATHERJAILED PHOTOS: (Left) State Representative Al Williams Ralph J. Bunche Complex. The Shrine Museum which houses the school's memorabilia (1953-1970) is located the left portion of the building. A large color picture of Dr. Ralph JohnsonBy Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star Gun residue was found on the parents of slain toddler Antonio Santiago. The daylight shooting which thrust Brunswick into national headlines has played out like a soap opera with one arrest coming after another. Charged with the crime are two local teens. Also facing charges associated with the crime is the mother and aunt of one of the teens and there was also allegations that a government official was involved in another aspect affiliated with the high profile case. It was reported that the parents of the baby who was shot in the head while sitting in his stroller, both tested positive for gun powder residue the same day he was killed. Louis Santiago was not present during the alleged armed robbery and murder. It was further stated that Santiago is currently in jail on aggravated stalking charges for violating orders to stay away from his deceased sons mother. The childs mother, Sherry West has already been under scrutiny by family. Her daughter spoke to media shortly after Antonios death saying that she believed her mothers story did not add up and that she asked about insurance money right after the child was killed. West lost another child to tragedy. In 2008, her 18-year-old son was stabbed to death. However, the spotlight is now on Santiago who is now in the Glynn County Detention Center and as to how he got the gun residue on him. West, who was shot in the leg, claims that she would have had gun residue on her because of her proximity to the baby. The state forensic report reads, "This supports the possibility that (Santiago) discharged a firearm, was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge, or came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR." As for the firearm found related to the teens arrested for the childs murder, it was not stated if that gun was indeed used in the case of the 13 month olds death.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR JULY 20, 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: Jason Joseph Age: 16 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 7/03/13 Name: Diamond House Age: 16 Weight: 132 lbs Last seen: 7/02/13 Name: Kiyana Love Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 7/05/13 Name: Ajai Powell Age: 13 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 6/06/13MOSTWANTED Name: Andrew Bryant Offense: Aggravated Batter w/Deadly Weapon Name: Vincent Brandley Offense: Felony Battery Name: Florzell Bradley Offense: Fraud to Increase Benefits Prevent Violence! Irritated? Frustrated? Angry? Ready to explode? You're not alone. Whether it's an argument with a friend, aggravation because a driver cuts in front of you, or a disagreement about the best way to do a job conflict is part of everyday life. Conflict produces stress, hurts friendships, and can cause injury and death. We can't always avoid conflict but we can learn to manage it without violence. That way, we use conflict to improve our lives and to learn from past mistakes. What skills do you need to manage personal conflict? Understanding your own feelings about conflict. This means recognizing your "triggers," words or actions that immediately provoke an emotional response, like anger. It could be facial expression, a tone of voice, a pointing finger or a certain phrase. Once you know your "triggers," you can better control your emotions. Active listening. Go beyond hearing just words; try to understand what the other person is saying. Listen carefully, instead of thinking about what you're going to say next. Active listening requires concentration and body language that says you are paying attention. Generating options for resolving a conflict. Many people can think of only two ways to manage conflict fighting or avoiding the problem. Get the facts straight, brainstorm all ideas that might help resolve the argument, and discuss the pros, cons, and consequences. Moving away from confrontation and toward agreement. Look at your response to conflict. If your style isn't working you're left with raging emotions that lead to more problems try to change. State your needs and define the problem. Talk about the issues without insulting or blaming the other person. Don't state your position; that's simply your solution to the problem. Take a hard look at what is said (position) with what is really meant (needs). Tips for Making Peace € Choose a convenient time. € Plan ahead. € Talk directly. € Don't blame or name-call. € Give information. € Listen. € Show that you are listening. € Talk it through. € Work on a solution. € Follow through. Together, discuss various ways of meeting needs or solving the problem. Be flexible and open-minded. Decide who will be responsible for a specific action after reaching agreement on a plan. Safety Man Goes to Wrong House and BeatsWrong Person Police responded to a home when a call came in from a woman stating that her husband was choked by an unknown person who had the wrong address. Around 11:10 pm, the victim heard banging on the front door and when he opened it, he was confronted by 42-year-old David Lord. Lord burst into the victims residence and started choking him. A scuffle ensued and the victim was able to get free. At that point, Lord repeatedly said to the victim you are the wrong manŽ before leaving the residence. The victim was able to provide a description of Lord and the vehicle he left in. Officers were able to locate and make contact with Lord. He was detained and at that time told deputies that he saw his girlfriend earlier in the evening with a man that she was cheating on him with and went to her house to work things out. He admitted he went to the wrong house, knocked on the wrong door, and apologized before he left. Lord was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and simple battery. David Lord Three Men Arrested for Trying to Shop with Fake Money Three Men were arrested for trying to make purchases with counterfeit bills. Police responded to a Walmart store in the afternoon after a man tried to buy a vacuum with three fake $100 bills. When the clerk questioned the authenticity of the bills, the man grabbed them back and saying he would pay with a credit card, but instead left the area without making a purchase. He was with two other men who went separate ways when they were inside the store. Police located all three suspects in the parking lot and during the investigation they recovered four counterfeit $100 bills and items recently purchased from Lowes. Police learned that the suspects passed four counterfeit bills at the Lowes the day before. Police arrested Shirahn Gilbert, 34, Antonio Hartsfield, 25, and Matthew Tyson, 21. Each suspect was questioned separately. Gilbert said that he was trying to buy the vacuum with real cash, but no such bills were found in his possession. An envelope containing fake money was found at the rear of the patrol car during the time of arrest and Hartsfield later used it as a claim that the police were attempting to frame him.Tyson was the driver and told police that they were on their way to meet up with some girls. Investigators are working with police regarding the charges, as well as the Secret Service. According to reports, the quality of the counterfeit bills was poor and would not be hard to identify them as unauthentic even with untrained eyes. All men are being charged with felony scheme to defraud and being held on $1,500 bond each. The investigation is ongoing. Shirahn Gilbert Antonio Hartsfield Matthew Tyson Getaway Car Returns to Crime Scene At 2:07a.m., the victim was walking when he was approached by 18-year-old Xavier Lawrence ONeal who was armed with a handgun. He had his face covered except the area of his eyes, which gave the victim the opportunity to observe the suspects ethnicity. ONeal demanded the victims wallet, pants and cell phone and threatened to shoot him if he did not comply. ONeal then fled the scene on foot and was observed by the victim getting into the rear seat of a gold colored Nissan vehicle with a black front quarter panel. The vehicle then drove away. Uniformed patrol officers arrived on the scene and within 3 minutes. The suspect vehicle returned and drove back past the victim and he pointed the vehicle out to the officers. The vehicle was pulled over and there were three occupants. A handgun was found under the front passenger seat of the Nissan. The three occupants were released after being interviewed. Further investigation by detectives revealed that a fourth subject had been in the vehicle, which was ONeal, and that he had been dropped off at his residence just prior to the officers pulling the vehicle over. Detectives obtained enough probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant for ONeal and he was arrested two days later without incident at his residence. Detectives are also investigating an unrelated drive-by shooting that happened on the same date, 20 minutes earlier where the victim was shot in the left inner thigh. His injuries are non-life threatening. According to reports, the victim was standing in the breezeway of an apartment complex when he heard gun fire. He then started running away when he realized he had been shot in the thigh. Detectives are still investigating this incident and similarities between the two at this time Xavier ONeal

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By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star As Antiguans anxiously waited to see who would advance to the semi-finals of its prestigious Soca Monarch contest, Kenne Blessin and Fucha Kid, two of the islands well known recording artists were unofficially representing the nation as headliners of North Carolinas Caribbean Carnival. Kenne Blessin also took part in this years changing of the flag, taking the stage with this years Carnival queen winner, who also happens to be originally from Antigua. Their performances are being documented in an online reality show/documentary series entitled Antigua Crossover Tour The tour will bring the artists to Jacksonville later this summer. According to Linda Brown, president of the North Carolina Carnival, their contribution helped take the event to a whole new level. It was great,Ž Brown stated. I know I had a really great experience. The band and the stage performers were a real treat because we usually dont have a band. The crowd has been enthusiastic. It was so good to have them here so it was definitely electrifying.Ž Brown further explained that with the festival being used as a learning tool, this year, they focused on educating attendees about Antigua, complete with mock street signs from the island. Some of us are born in America but come from parents who are of Caribbean descent,Ž explained Brown. We have the opportunity to learn about the island, the flag and the people. We get to see the national pride and get to see people really celebrate their islands. It enhances our festival and we chose to do it every year. Next year, we will be focusing on the US Virgin Islands but this year it was all about Antigua.Ž The stellar performances in Charlotte came a week after Fucha Kid and Kenne Blessin took the stage at the Charleston Carifest in South Carolina. President Lorna Beck expressed similar sentiments, noting that they both kept the festive atmosphere lively. They were very well received and the crowd enjoyed them very much,Ž Beck said. We were very delighted they were able to join us.Ž Definitely a lot of love from Carolina,Ž said Kenne Blessin after his performance. Plenty of good vibes and that made the performance even better. I really enjoyed the hospitality there and it was real good to see so many Antiguan flags waving in the air. Caribbean pride is strong in Carolina and its an honor to take part in that.Ž For Fucha Kid, who visited the Carolinas for the first time, it was a memorableŽ experience. Its good to travel to the US and meet people who know who you are and dance to your music,Ž he said. Whether it was a club or Carnival event, so far in the journey, I have to say its been a great experience going from city to city to meet fans and supporters and share the music. Antigua is a small country but it is making a big impact, especially through music, in the US.ŽPhoto left:Kenne Blessin and Carnival queens during the changing of the flag in North Carolina. Right: Fucha Kid performs in South Carolina. JULY 20, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Laurent Robinson, who was released by the team in March after suffering four concussions in 2012 told media that he has filed a grievance against the team. Robinson is seeking his 2013 base salary of $2.6 million. Robinson was speaking with USAToday Sports when he said that he was signed to a $32.5 million free-agent contract in 2012 but was released after just one season. He added that his 2013 salary was guaranteed for injury until April 5 and revealed that he definitely wasnt readyŽto be cleared. Meanwhile a spokesman for the Jacksonville Jaguars stated that they are aware of the grievance being filed and that they are working with the NFLto resolve the disputeŽ. "I signed that big contract,Ž Robinson said in his interviews. I was trying to fight through it, push through it, trying to get out there for my teammates," He added:"Don't want to seem like the big guy coming in here and missing practice and stuff. So, I did what I had to do to stay on the field, and unfortunately, it cost me." Robinson, who is now a free agent says he will play this season if he can. "There's going to be doubts about me with the concussions,Žhe said. But the only thing I can do is tell teams to bring me in, work me out and go from there."Suns infielder Audy Ciriaco. (Nick Russett)Suns Sweep Doubleheader From Mobile Former Jaguar Laurent Robinson Files Grievance Against Team By Matt Leland / Jacksonville Suns The Jacksonville Suns (47-44) ended their pre-All Star Break schedule with a doubleheader sweep of the Mobile BayBears (5440), winning game one 8-0 and ending with twin bill with a 4-3 victory in game two. "Mobile has given us a tough time," Suns manager Andy Barkett said following the doubleheader. "We needed to play these games and win them to get back into the race." Game one featured a dominant outing from Suns left-hander Adam Conley (8-4), who cruised through the seven-inning contest with a three-hit shutout. The southpaw struck out four BayBears and issued no walks in earning his eighth win. "He was dominant today," Barkett said of Conley. "He showed flashes of the way he was earlier in the season when [batters] just didn't really have a chance." On the offensive side of the ball, Jacksonville took advantage of a sub-par outing from Mobile starter David Holmberg (5-5) by scoring seven runs in the second inning. The big blows came when J.T. Realmuto launched a grand slam that gave the Suns a 6-0 lead and Mark Canha followed it with a solo shot of his own. Game two saw Matt Neil make his return to the Suns' starting rotation after a stint with Triple-A New Orleans. Neil fared well despite not earning the victory, posting four and a third innings and allowing two runs with five strikeouts and a pair of walks. "He battled for us and pounded the zone," Barkett said. "I think he might have run out of gas a little bit since he hadn't pitched in a while. I thought he did a real nice job." Jacksonville handed Neil a 3-0 lead thanks to Taylor Krick's bases-clearing double in the bottom half of the third, but the advantage disappeared when the BayBears responded with three runs of their own in the top half of the fifth. The Suns answered in the bottom half of the same inning when Ryan Fisher came through with an RBI double to put Jacksonville back on top, 4-3. Michael Brady came on two innings later and earned his 13th save with a scoreless ninth inning. The chance to be a part of the A.B.As top team will be available for those who think they can ball when the Jacksonville Giants host their free agent camp for new basketball talent tryouts. Got game what it takes to wear a Jacksonville Giants jersey in season four?Ž promoters ask. Your chance to join the A.B.As best.Ž Tryouts for the 2012 and 2014 championship team take place on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 10am to 1pm at the Harvest Dome Gym on 12335 Atlantic Boulevard. For more information and application fee call 904.355.6531 Jacksonville Giants To Hold TryoutsJamaica Standing By Athletes Following Doping ResultsBy Arthia Nixon Caribbean News Editor (Jamaica) Min. of Sports, Natalie Neita-Headley says that the government will stand by its athletes in light of two of its prominent track stars, former world record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic medalist Sherone Simpson, tested positive for banned substances. Jamaica through its Anti-Doping Agency, JADCO has consistently had a rigorous program for in and out of competition testing while providing public education for all who participate or wish to participate in sport, including at the high school level,Ž she stated. The rigor of this program is not new and it is clearly effective as it is from our own testing protocol that the adverse findings in these A-Samples have been revealed.Ž She added: We stand by all our athletes and value the significant contributions they make toward engendering national pride. However, as a country we reiterate the importance of integrity in sport, fairplay, and the maintenance of a doping free sporting environment.Ž It was reported that Italian police discovered a stash of unidentified pills and medicine in Powells hotel room and that they have in custody, a physical trainer associated with both athletes. Investigations continue. Powell (pictured) has since been dropped by a Chinese sponsor. According to the findings of a report released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Trinidad and Tobago is ranked sixth fattestŽ nation based on 30 per cent of its adult population considered obese. Mexico topped the list with 32.8 per cent of its adult population obese and the United States coming in second with a rate of 31.8 per cent. Other Caribbean countries ranking in the top 25 included Antigua and Barbuda at number 18, St. Vincent and the Grenadines at 21 and Dominica at 22.Carolina Carnivals Highlight Antigua with Performances from Kenne Blessin and Fucha Kid Trinidad & Tobago Fattest Caribbean Nation

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AARP Wants Women to Decide, Create, Share / Gains Insight from the Agency for Health Care AdministrationBy Vincent Jacobbi American women work hard to care for others in their families. According to a report published by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, two out of three caregivers are women. But when it comes to preparing for their own care later in life, women often say they dont know where to start. Thats why AARP is working to help women plan a safe, healthy, secure tomorrow for themselves. Join AARP Florida volunteer radio hosts Melvin Wooden and Billie Holmes on WCGL-AM 1360 at 2:00 p.m. June 31 for News You Can Use, From AARP,Ž as they discuss AARPs new Decide/Create/Share initiative, an effort to support women in their 40s, 50s and 60s so they will be prepared for a safe, healthy and secure tomorrow. Wooden and Holmes will be speaking with Cassandra Oshinnaiye, AARPs campaign director of multicultural outreach, on some of the points about the new initiative. The initiative helps women envision their future in later life, take control of that future and carry out a well-thought-out plan for their care. AARP offers online tools and other materials free of charge to help women prepare for later life. Also on the show, hosts Holmes and Wooden will discuss how listeners can take charge of their health … by getting the latest information about the quality of their health care. Joining them will be Marisol Fitch, a health services and facility consultant for the state of Florida. Fitch will tell listeners about a little-known state web site, www.floridahealthfinder.gov, which provides you with useful information about your doctor, hospital, nursing home or other care provider … plus information on costs and options for your health care. Tune in every month on WCGL-AM 1360 on the second and last Wednesdays of the month for News You Can Use from AARPŽ to learn about issues affecting older African-Americans in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. To volunteer for AARP Florida in the Jacksonville area, please call (866) 595-7678 and ask for Associate State Director Nancy Stanton. Vincent Jacobbi is an AARP communications intern. PAGE 10THESTAR JULY 20, 2013 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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The case of the Arizona tea drinking, Skittle toting hooded 17 year-old boy with the baby face captured the nation after he was gunned down by George Zimmerman. This past week, many sat on the edge of their seats, changing their social media profile pictures black and writing No justice for Trayvon on their feeds. Meanwhile, the case itself played out in a South Florida courtroom making instant celebrities out of star witnesses, and putting the world on watch to see if there would be any riots following the verdict, which in the end turned out to be not guilty. Here are some of the highlights surrounding the case. LUQ<"PQV"C"TCEKCN"ETKOGVyq"Dtqvjgtu"Mknngf""/"\koogtocpu"Dworgt Uvkemgt"Pqv"cp"Kuuwg"cu"Twoqtgf"Police are seeking the tall, slender, Black male who entered a Labelle Street home on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 3:54 a.m. and shot a 72 year-old woman. The victim, police said. was awakened by a strange noise in her house. When she got out of her bed to check, she observed a tall, slender black male in the hallway. The victim asked him what he was doing in the house, at which time she called for her husband. The suspect then said to the victim "shut the **** up" and shot her in the left thigh. The victim retrieved her gun from a dresser drawer. The husband. 74 years old, came into the room where she was and took the gun from her and shot at the suspect. The husband stated that he was awakened by the gun shot, and that he heard his wife call for him so he ran into the room where she was, took the gun from her hand and shot in the direction of the fleeing suspect. Further investigation revealed that the point of entry was the dining room window. It was found with the screen out and the window up. The rear door in the den was found unlocked and open. There were items in the den that had been knocked over. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. 94"[gct"Qnf Yqocp"Ujqv"D{ Jqog"KpvtwfgtVjg"Swggp"qh"KTU"Vcz"Htcwf"When Matthew (19) and Andrew (24) Bohannon were found shot in the rear parking lot of Golden Corral on Normandy Boulevard, family and friends initially claimed that the two were killed because they had a Free Zimmerman bumper sticker on their vehicle. JSO says that is not true. It was stated that one of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene and the other victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. From the onset the Jacksonvilles Sheriffs Office did not confirm that it was a racial crime and instead focused on investigating the matter and locating suspects. The suspects have been identified as Avery Wood (19), George Carter (21), Steven Bennett (18) are all charged with two counts of Felony Murder and two counts of Armed Robbery. Suspect Jalill Graves (21) is being charged with two counts of Murder and two counts of Armed Robbery. Investigations into a drug deal are continuing as it relates to this case. Drugs were found in the brothers truck. Rashia Wilson pleaded with the judge to hug her three children one last time as she was about to serve her 21 year sentence but was told that sort of conduct wasnt allowed. The Tampa mother who threw her one year-old a $30,000 birthday party had posted on Facebook: 'I'm Rashia, the queen of IRS tax fraud. I'm a millionaire for the record, so if U think indicting me will B easy it won't, I promise you! U need more than black and white to hold me down N that's to da rat who went N told, as if 1st lady don't have da TPD under her spell. I run Tampa right now.' Wilson pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft earlier this year. She admitted to stealing more than $3 million but the figure is believed to be much higher as much as $20 million. She also spent $90,000 on an Audi A8 in addition to buying designer handbags, custom jewelry and was reportedly taking care of her family. Black Panthers spokesman Mikhail Muhammad offered $10,000 "for the capture of George Zimmerman following the not guilty verdict. We're going to force our government to do their job properly, and if they don't we will, he stated in a Youtube video. "We're saying to President Obama, you gotta do your job on this one buddy So white America, we have given you 400 years to get it right and you still have failed black people. We're not even citizens in this country. We're still third class citizens. Today as black men, we must stand up. We must say to white America, 'Your time is up.'" Rachel Jeantel was offered to attend any HBCU of her choice by Tom Joyner. Jeantel was the last person to hear Trayvon Martin on the phone. She was heavily criticized for her speech and testimony.A white woman was arrested for attacking Lester Chambers, 73 after he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin. Chambers, of the legendary 1960's music group The Chambers Brothers, was assailed while on stage at Hayward Russell City Blues Festival. According to witnesses, he had dedicated Curtis Mayfields People Get Ready to Martin when 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter jumped up and shoved Chambers to the ground after allegedly yelling Its all your fault! &32.222"hqt"vjg"ecrvwtg"q"Igqtig"\koogtocp Lgcpvgn"Igvu"Hwnn"Uejqnctujkr"vq"cvvgpf"Eqnngig Ocp"Cvvcemgf"hqt"Fgfkecvkpi"Uqpi"vq"Vtc{xqpJcrr{";7vj"Dktvjfc{ Pgnuqp Ocpfgnnc. c"uvtqpi" htggfqo hkijvgt. pqy"hkijv/ kpi"vq"nkxg0 Ft0"Mkpiu"Uqp" Octtkgu Dexter King, the youngest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Leah Weber in a private ceremony on Friday in California.LCEMUQPXKNNGU"OC[QT<"TGHQTO"KU"VJG"UQNWVKQPMayor Alvin Brown today told City Council that neither tax increases nor deep spending cuts were the solution to Jacksonvilles fiscal challenges. Instead, the mayor said the solution was the pending retirement reform agreement, which would save $1.2 billion over 30 years and $45 million next year. Tax increases are not the solution. Deep spending cuts are not the solution. The solution is reform, said Mayor Brown in his annual budget remarks. We should be making it easier not harder for our neighbors to find economic success. At $181 million, pension obligations represent nearly 20 percent of the Citys general fund budget. The bulk of that cost $148.1 million is slated for the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund. In May, Mayor Brown presented Council with an agreement that would significantly reform public safety pensions and save $1.2 billion over 30 years, including $45 million in the 2013-14 budget and $100 million over the next 5 years.Ftkxkpi"Uqogrnceg""Vjgtg"ku"c"Iqxgtpogpv""TgeqtfPolice use cameras to automatically scan thousands of license plates per shift. (AP) Chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files, noting where you were driving on a particular day, even if you never did anything wrong. 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NEW MT. MORIAH AME CHURCH, 880 Melson Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32254, Rev. Shareff Rashad, Pastor. To be held Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Presenting Neww Mount Moriah Male Chorus, Sis. Marva Alexander, Sis. Sherell Kemp, The Sweet Inspirations and The Golden Jubilee Gospel Singers. IT'S YOUR SEASON TO BE BLESSED." Come Hear and Enjoy This Great Celebration. JACKSONVILLE, FL ARD Larry, 64, died July 13, 2013. ATKINS, Linda M., 70, died July 10, 2013. BELL, Marjorie Poole, 89, died July 9, 2013. BERRY, Alice Stafford, 88, died July 11, 2013. BETHEA, Lonnie Christopher, died July 10, 2013. BRADWELL, Ruby S., died July 14, 2013. BROWN, Debbie Ann, 57, died July 10, 2013. BURNS, Ellen Carol, 69, died July 6, 2013. CALDWELL, Wilma Jean, died July 12, 2013. CANNON Billie Mae, 92, died July 13, 2013. CARROLL, Eloise, died July 13, 2013. CHEESEBOROUGH, Wilhelmina, died July 9, 2013. CROWDER, James, Jr., died July 7, 2013. DAWSON, Gloria, 76, died July 4, 2013. DAWSON, Lucille Morgan, 89, died July 12, 2013. DEVINE Eva Mae, 91, died July 9, 2013. DIXON, Joyce Laverne, 66, died July 14, 2013. DOTSON, Thomas Eric, 41, died July 14, 2013. DUNNELL Emory, died July 9, 2013. ESTES, Margie Dean, 86, died July 9, 2013. EWELL, Gloria Malani, 61, died July 8, 2013. GRANT, George Hank, died July 14, 2013. GREENE, Milton, 92, died July 10, 2013. HAGEN, Mary Tiller, died July 11, 2013. HALL, Alvin, 76, died July 10, 2013. HALSEY, Dianne, 61, died July 7, 2013. HART, Elizabeth, 80, died July 14, 2013. HICKSON, John, Jr. died July 10, 2013. HORNSTRA, Marie Kathryn, 96, died July 13, 2013. JOHNSON, Dan M., III, 78, died July 10, 2013. LILE, Marion Franklin, 95, died July 10, 2013. LISCIO, Hugo Ferrir, 97, died July 11, 2013. McGILL, Katherine, died July 9, 2013. NEWHARD, Jeannie Marie, 44, died July 14, 2013. ROBINSON, Phillip Antonio, died July 6, 2013. ROGERS, Brenda, 61, died July 15, 2013. ROGERS, Charles, Jr., 78, died July 15, 2013. ROSIER, Carrie, 83, died July 13, 2013. SANDERS, Infant Ethan Glenn, died July 12, 2013. SAPP, Robert H. Bobby, 72, died July 9, 2013. SCHMITT, Melvin Michael, 91, died July 9, 2013. SHANNON, Betty Jean, 70, diedJuly 13, 2013. SMITH, Randall L. Bo, 82, died July 14, 2013. SMITH, Ruth S., 91, died July 11, 2013. STEWART, Edna Gandy, 82, died July 11, 2013. SUMPTER, Carol D., died July 8, 2013. SUTTON, Robert Clark, Sr., died July 8, 2013. UNDERWOOD, Ruth Caroline, 75, died July 13, 2013. WILBURN, Wendy Sappe, 43, died July 11, 2013. WILLIAMS, Geor gia Moore Sheffield, died July 9, 2013. WOOD, William Woody, 93, died July 16, 2013. WRIGHT, Rosa Lee, 77, died July 15, 2013. ZIEGLER, Walter, 80, died July 7, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BAYNARD Robert E. Bob, 83, died July 11, 2013. COBB, Yolonda, died 11, 2013. MORAN, Albertha Thorpe, died July 10, 2013. PARKER, Rebecca J., 78, died July 12, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR JULY 20, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... What To Do When The Blessings Stop When God Sends FamineVirginia Beach, VA, July 17, 2013 Weve all seen it: good, faithful people who seem to have a run of bad luck. But why on earth would God send trouble to those who love and serve Him? In What to Do When the Blessings Stop When God Sends Famine, acclaimed author Virginia Hull Welch helps unravel these tangled strands that make up our faith journey. Practical, personal, and pulling no punches, Welch asks readers to examine their conscience. How do you counsel the Christian who never succeeds, she asks, the one who loses home, business, family? Do you tell him to pray more? Study more? Keep up the positive confession? Is God angry? What hope do you offer? Or is this person you? If you can remember a time when God filled your life with blessings, if you feel as if an unseen force has raised up against you, she continues, Your problem may be famine, a spiritual rod God uses to correct. But dont lose hope, she cautions: The fact that youre holding this book in your hands is hope itself, because youre spiritually astute enough to discern that things are not right, that there must be a spiritual solution to your problems. God is the answer, but you must ask the right question. What to Do When the Blessings Stop will teach you how to recognize spiritual famine in your life, the difference between spiritual famine and ordinary faith trials, how and why God sends famine, and what steps you must take to banish its crushing effects from your life. Welch is the author of several books, including The Lesson. A romantic comedy, it is a light, dynamic story deftly challenging our preconceived attitudes about physical attraction and the perfect spouse in a friendly way. Backed by a deep and abiding faith, The Lesson is easy to read and hard to forget. The novel Crazy Woman Creek, an inspirational Western romance, was released in the spring. Her fourth book and second nonfiction title, The Hiss from Hell Only Women Hear, Is It Tradition or Is It Truth? will be released in late 2013. Ginny lives with her husband in Virginia Beach where she works as a full-time marketing writer and editor. Their four children, daughter-in-law, and grandsons live locally. She works full-time as a writer/editor for a worldwide defense contractor. She attends New Life Providence Church and volunteers at Union Mission Ministries of Norfolk, writing rsums for homeless women to help them find work. For more information, please visit: www.virginiahullwelch.net Couldn't Sleep Last Night...............Denise Noble Williams Who said that we were all equal? Who said that we were all free? Who said that life would be easy? I can't tell you how I would feel if my child life was taken because of the color of his or her skin. I can't tell you how I would feel to find out that my child was murdered, taken to the morgue where they checked for drugs and other things that would make it alright for you to take his or her life. I can't tell you how I would feel if you tell me get over it and move on. I can tell you how I'll feel to stand before God and hear him say even though you were treated badly ... you held your head up.... Well done. Even though the child I gave to you was done wrong.. You still stayed strong.. Well done. Even though you made it to Heaven and that murderer didn't.... You felt sorry for the man that did everything in his power to break your spirit............ WELCOME HOME!

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JULY 20, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 3 FLORIDAS GUN LAWS MAY FINALLY GET CHALLENGED AND HOPEFULLY CHANGEDFlorida State Senator Audrey Gibson, Representatives Mia Jones, Reggie Fullwood, The Duval County Democratic Executive Committ ee, Isaiah Rumlin of Jacksonvilles NAACP and many Jacksonville pastors, discussed at a press conference on how Floridas Stand Yo ur Ground law has affected many, including the impending Jordan Davis case and the Marissa Alexander debacle. The are urging leg islative leadership to make common sense changes to the Stand Your Ground statute and other self defense statutes to ensure public saf ety. Jordan Davis, whose father attended the event, was killed while a passenger in a car sitting at a Jacksonville service station because the killer said the music in the car was too loud. He claimed that he saw a weapon in the ca, and was standing his ground. Marissa Alexander received a 20-year sentence for shooting in a wall after her husband, who had beaten her several times and co nfessed that he had five baby mamas and had beaten all but one, told her he was going to kill her. The week before the shocking verdict, setting George Zimmerman free and originally stating that he could even get his gun back, Rev. Gundy, Floridas president of the Southern Christian Leadership Council advocated that a suit should be filed against Zimmerman for violating Martins civil rights while on Impact Radio show. Then on Tuesday, the first week after the verdict, Rev. Jesse Jackson appeared on Florida Stars Impact, visited Marissa Alexander at the Duval County Jail and joined several Jacksonville citizens at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church with Pastor Lee Harris, who is also the National President of the Primitive Baptist Church organization voicing their displeasure and what African Americans need to do to change the direction of this country on profiling and the Florida St and Your Ground law. Rev. Gunde SC LC Rev. Jesse Jackson Jordan Davis Father Rev. Brown, Greater Mount Vernon

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PAGE 4 THE STAR JULY 20, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD (COLG) held its first black and white gala, Lets Rise, on July 13, 2013 at Friday Musicale Auditorium. The elegant affair is part of the historical churchs fundraising efforts for its youth and building programs. The funds will assist the church in providing youth programs, such as summer camps, life and skills training, art and music, se lf-reliance, problem solving, community service, and charitable giving. The building plans include the establishment of main offices in Waycross, Georgia, and the general upkeep of the sanctuary in J acksonville. Faith United COLG, lead by Bishop Leonard Goode, carries on the proud tradition and historical legacy of the LaVilla community where it has served its congregation and surrounding residents for 142 years. (Its immediate neighbor is historic Brewster Hospital, which, in 2005, was relocated adjacent to the church in a space which was the churchs parking lot). Faith United is listed on Downtow n Visions Downtown Historical Church Tour. The gala boasted a rich program of musical selections by Judy Tukes, Maurice Griffin, Sunday Best, Season 2 finalist, Frank Gray and the Spiritualistics, Dr. Mary Jackson, and the amazing acapella of Andrea Harris, Artelia Arisme, and Lucy Hill Chris Stafford and the Experience Band was the house band, of sorts, performing a variety of gospel, popular and jazz instrumentals throughout the evening. The best party D.J. in town, Afrotainments Anthony Edwards kept the music going when the band was on break. Two keynote speakers engaged the audience with rousing speeches: Ethelbert Nwanegbo, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneurs Anchor Magazine and Rev. Kenneth Adkins of the Greater Dimensions Christian Fellowship in Brunswick, Georgia. Rev. Adkins pinch hit for scheduled speaker Dr. John Guns Senior Pastor of St. Paul Church of Jacksonville, who, on short notice, was interviewed about the impending verdict in the Trayvon Martin shooting. Attendees were presented a menu featuring three main course options of baked chicken breast with mushroom/chicken sauce, seafoo d galore pasta with shrimp, crab, and scallops in an alfredo sauce, or prime rib au jus. Bringing up the rear was the choice of an out-ofthis-world strawberry cheese cake or an ample serving of better-than-sex cake. Delicious! Bravo to Chefs Bernard Stuart and Jim my Shingles for the delectable dishes. In accordance with the evenings theme, Black & White Gala of 2013, guests were elegantly attired in black and white formals and semi-formals, as was the beautifully decorated room. Guests came from near and far to attend the affair, including Thelma Green of Lake Placid, Florida. Congratulations to gala co-chairpersons, Minister Gail Jones and Brenda Hill for the fabulous evening. Kudos to Evelyn Colon, CEO of Alice Consulting Services, who was a fantastic Mistress of Ceremonies and also served as a consultant for the event. For more information or to make donations to the churchs fundraising campaign visit any one of the following websites: For donations: www.gofundme.com/32opaw To like them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Faith-United-COLGInc/523083491092369 General website: www.faithunitedcolg.webs.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ladies of DivaNation, Red Hat Society Celebrate HOOT DAYArticle and photographs courtesy of Ladies of DivaNationThe Ladies of DivaNation, a Red Hat Society, recently celebrated HOOT DAY, an annual event for the society. On this day, Red Hatters all over the country come together to have a good time and make a hoop. This year, the Ladies of DivaNation spent the afternoon at the home of Diva Brenda White. The Divas came adorned in touches of purple and red, some wore red hats and some wore red swim suits. A variety of activities were held including playing Hollywood, chatting, swimming and line dancing. The delicious buffet included chicken, crab, potato, and pasta salads, finger sandwiches, and ice tea. The dessert bar included homemade brownies, coconut cake, and pound cake. The Divas also enjoyed a beautiful jewelry show and book display. This was the final activity for June. The group will resume meetings in August. Members present included Divas Betty Howard, Bettie Hudson, Gail Kenny, Patricia McGriff, Mary Madison, Sandra Milton, Cathy Mobley, Vice Queen Bertha Padgett, Gloria Reid, Yvette Thomas, Erma Thompson, Brenda White (hostess) and Queen Norma White. Guests included Jackie Johnson, dance coordinator, and AnTia Marshall, jewelry consultant. BishopLeonardandFirstLadyMartha Goode Lefttoright:MinisterGailJonesandBrenda Hill,GalaCo-Chairpersons Lefttoright:Rev.KennethAdkins,Bishop LeonardandFirstLadyMarthaGoode Evelyn Colon, Mistressof Ceremonies FrankGrayandtheSpiritualistics Lefttoright:AduibajeDavis,FrancesBradley, andOkSunBurks(Whodidn'tgetthememo?) ChrisStafford&theExperienceBandonstage "Mommyandme".,leftto right,IyannaMcNeelyand AndreaHarris MauriceGriffin,Sunday Bestfinalist Lefttoright:RickeyAnderson,Artelia Hill,AliNosrat,andCandaceHayes AndrewandBrendaHill Lefttoright:RoseandReginaldPayne,Felix Colon,AliNosrat,IyannaMcNeely,Elliseand EmalyaEdwards AlphonsoandCarchie Kendrix LadiesofDivaNation,RedHatSociety Lefttoright:DivaBrenda White,hostess,andDiva SandraMilton

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THE STAR PAGE 5 JULY 20, 2013 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. What can make Mommy and me time even sweeter? How about the money you save shopping at Publix for your favorite treats and other items your family loves. With a little planning, you can enjoy great Buy One Get One Free deals and weekly specials throughout the store. Bring in your coupons, and save even more. With all the ways Publix helps you stretch your grocery dollars, you can indulge and have something left over: money. Scoop up hugs, kisses and Savings.

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LOCAL JULY 20, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida USO's "Toast to the Troops"Photos Courtesy of COJ.netJacksonville is a military city, and that was on full display with the number of volunteers that turned out to help prepare care packages for our troops overseas. Thank you to all volunteers who participated! Up coming Community events:Back to School Backpack Giveaway/Empowerment Dinner & Clothing Giveaway Date: Friday, August 9, 2013 Event: Student Parent Empowerment Dinner & Clothing Giveaway Students and parents will receive information to prepare for the upcoming school year, there will also be a free clothing giveaway. Dinner is provided. RSVP is suggested by calling the church office at 904-354-5295. Location Matthew Gilbert Middle School 1424 Franklin Street, 32206 Time: 5 p.m. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013 Event: Back to School Jam and Health Fair Roughly 1,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies will be distributed. There will also be free physicals and health exams sponsored by Baptist Health. Open to all students in elementary, middle and high school as well as their parents. Location: Metropolitan Park 1410 Gator Bowl Ave, 32202 Time: 10 a.m. 1 p.m.For Church calendars Only: Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013 Event: Youth Explosion Kick Off Worship Service Location: First Baptist Church of Oakland 1025 Jessie Street Time: 7 p.m. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013 Event: Youth Explosion Unity Worship Location: First Baptist Church of Oakland 1025 Jessie Street 32206 Time: 10 a.m. Shands Hospital, University Hospital, and Duval Medical Center (DMC) Retiree Luncheon June 29, 2013 Guest Ken Jefferson formerly of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Gwendolyn Davis, Jacqueline A. Israel, Brenda Bronner, Brenda Tucker, Lemira H. Hinson, Herbert W. Desmore Sr., Juanita James, Phyllis Dennison, Theodoshia Hadsden, Bobbie Singleton, Versa Sales, Bobbie A. Dixon, Barbara Johnson, Gloria Redding, Dorztha Brown, Nettie Warren, Ruby L. Pough, Lyella McQueen, Fran Robinson, Angelella Albertie, Cathryn Salter, Jackie Harris, Minnie Pinkney, Jeanetta Bartley, Lorraine Smith, Sarah K. Davis, Patricia Yvonne Pearson, and Daisy B. King Bertha W. Richardson, EarthaLene Dedeauy, Delores Burns, Annie B. Jefferson, Mollie C Payne, William Bowers, Linda Smith, Virginia Crimes, Claude Hunter, and Florita E. Pope Virginia Crimes, Pat Locket Felder for City Council District 8 and Bertha W. Richardson with a poem today Meeting how to improve luncheon and comments The Promoter Brenda Pugh Murray

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State Representative of House District 168, Al Williams is slated to address alumni members and friends at theRalph J. Bunche/Camden County Training Schools upcoming Annual Biennial Convention Banquet. The event will be held at the Camden Convention Center/Springfield Hotel&Suites, 1215 E.King St.(Hwy 40 East/I-95) on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 7:00p.m. Williams was the first African-American from his home county to be elected state representative since Reconstruction and only the second to hold a legislative seat from the tri-county area of Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh since that time. He is also former chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, the largest state black legislative caucus in the nation. His House of Representatives committee appointments include Economic Development and Tourism, Game, Fish and Parks (for which he formerly served as Secretary), Rules, and Transportation. He serves as chair of the GLBC Faith/Religion Roundtable. His active memberships also include the National Association of State Legislators, the National Association of Black State Legislators, the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, and the Southern Legislative Council. Williams is the recipient of numerous awards and honors include a 2008 Trumpet Award, the Liberty County NAACP Ralph Quarterman Award, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Award presented at a National Convention in Chicago. His many accomplishments have earned him recognition in the nationally acclaimed magazine, Black Enterprise, as well as in the Atlanta Tribune. In 2006, he was bestowed an honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from Trinity Bible College. The public is invited to come celebrate the third 'Homecoming' in Camden County (most recent was 2011) and meet Rep. Williams. Activities include fine dining, door prizes and more as the event is a scholarship fundraiser. Registration begins on Thursday July 25 at 12:00 Noon at the Camden Convention Center with the Finance Workshop/Shrine Museum at 2 p.m. on Friday and and Tee Time/Bunche Alumni Golf Tournament on Laurel Island on Saturday at 1pm. On Sunday July 28 will be an 11:00am Worship Services at theFirst African Baptist Church in St.Marys. In 2011, we were abled to award 28 students scholarships, said an organizer. This year if we increase our monetary efforts by giving more (buying extra tickets) to the Banquet, more students will have an opportunity for a scholarship. Again, we thank you for your continued support. For tickets, contact RJB/CCTS Shrine & Museum (912)576-7131; Adell James (912) 409-7559; Jacqueline Moses (912) 552-4243. PAGE THESTAR JULY 20, 2013 REP AL WILLIAMS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT UPCOMING CONVENTION REPORT:GUNRESIDUEFOUNDONHANDSOF SLAININFANTS PARENTS; FATHERJAILED PHOTOS: (Left) State Representative Al Williams Ralph J. Bunche Complex. The Shrine Museum which houses the school's memorabilia (1953-1970) is located the left portion of the building. A large color picture of Dr. Ralph JohnsonBy Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star Gun residue was found on the parents of slain toddler Antonio Santiago. The daylight shooting which thrust Brunswick into national headlines has played out like a soap opera with one arrest coming after another. Charged with the crime are two local teens. Also facing charges associated with the crime is the mother and aunt of one of the teens and there was also allegations that a government official was involved in another aspect affiliated with the high profile case. It was reported that the parents of the baby who was shot in the head while sitting in his stroller, both tested positive for gun powder residue the same day he was killed. Louis Santiago was not present during the alleged armed robbery and murder. It was further stated that Santiago is currently in jail on aggravated stalking charges for violating orders to stay away from his deceased sons mother. The childs mother, Sherry West has already been under scrutiny by family. Her daughter spoke to media shortly after Antonios death saying that she believed her mothers story did not add up and that she asked about insurance money right after the child was killed. West lost another child to tragedy. In 2008, her 18-year-old son was stabbed to death. However, the spotlight is now on Santiago who is now in the Glynn County Detention Center and as to how he got the gun residue on him. West, who was shot in the leg, claims that she would have had gun residue on her because of her proximity to the baby. The state forensic report reads, "This supports the possibility that (Santiago) discharged a firearm, was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge, or came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR." As for the firearm found related to the teens arrested for the childs murder, it was not stated if that gun was indeed used in the case of the 13 month olds death.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR JULY 20, 2013 Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Jason Joseph Age: 16 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 7/03/13 Name: Diamond House Age: 16 Weight: 132 lbs Last seen: 7/02/13 Name: Kiyana Love Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 7/05/13 Name: Ajai Powell Age: 13 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 6/06/13MOSTWANTED Name: Andrew Bryant Offense: Aggravated Batter w/Deadly Weapon Name: Vincent Brandley Offense: Felony Battery Name: Florzell Bradley Offense: Fraud to Increase Benefits Prevent Violence! Irritated? Frustrated? Angry? Ready to explode? You're not alone. Whether it's an argument with a friend, aggravation because a driver cuts in front of you, or a disagreement about the best way to do a job conflict is part of everyday life. Conflict produces stress, hurts friendships, and can cause injury and death. We can't always avoid conflict but we can learn to manage it without violence. That way, we use conflict to improve our lives and to learn from past mistakes. What skills do you need to manage personal conflict? Understanding your own feelings about conflict. This means recognizing your "triggers," words or actions that immediately provoke an emotional response, like anger. It could be facial expression, a tone of voice, a pointing finger or a certain phrase. Once you know your "triggers," you can better control your emotions. Active listening. Go beyond hearing just words; try to understand what the other person is saying. Listen carefully, instead of thinking about what you're going to say next. Active listening requires concentration and body language that says you are paying attention. Generating options for resolving a conflict. Many people can think of only two ways to manage conflict fighting or avoiding the problem. Get the facts straight, brainstorm all ideas that might help resolve the argument, and discuss the pros, cons, and consequences. Moving away from confrontation and toward agreement. Look at your response to conflict. If your style isn't working you're left with raging emotions that lead to more problems try to change. State your needs and define the problem. Talk about the issues without insulting or blaming the other person. Don't state your position; that's simply your solution to the problem. Take a hard look at what is said (position) with what is really meant (needs). Tips for Making Peace Choose a convenient time. Plan ahead. Talk directly. Don't blame or name-call. Give information. Listen. Show that you are listening. Talk it through. Work on a solution. Follow through. Together, discuss various ways of meeting needs or solving the problem. Be flexible and open-minded. Decide who will be responsible for a specific action after reaching agreement on a plan. Safety Man Goes to Wrong House and BeatsWrong Person Police responded to a home when a call came in from a woman stating that her husband was choked by an unknown person who had the wrong address. Around 11:10 pm, the victim heard banging on the front door and when he opened it, he was confronted by 42-year-old David Lord. Lord burst into the victims residence and started choking him. A scuffle ensued and the victim was able to get free. At that point, Lord repeatedly said to the victim you are the wrong man before leaving the residence. The victim was able to provide a description of Lord and the vehicle he left in. Officers were able to locate and make contact with Lord. He was detained and at that time told deputies that he saw his girlfriend earlier in the evening with a man that she was cheating on him with and went to her house to work things out. He admitted he went to the wrong house, knocked on the wrong door, and apologized before he left. Lord was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and simple battery. David Lord Three Men Arrested for Trying to Shop with Fake Money Three Men were arrested for trying to make purchases with counterfeit bills. Police responded to a Walmart store in the afternoon after a man tried to buy a vacuum with three fake $100 bills. When the clerk questioned the authenticity of the bills, the man grabbed them back and saying he would pay with a credit card, but instead left the area without making a purchase. He was with two other men who went separate ways when they were inside the store. Police located all three suspects in the parking lot and during the investigation they recovered four counterfeit $100 bills and items recently purchased from Lowes. Police learned that the suspects passed four counterfeit bills at the Lowes the day before. Police arrested Shirahn Gilbert, 34, Antonio Hartsfield, 25, and Matthew Tyson, 21. Each suspect was questioned separately. Gilbert said that he was trying to buy the vacuum with real cash, but no such bills were found in his possession. An envelope containing fake money was found at the rear of the patrol car during the time of arrest and Hartsfield later used it as a claim that the police were attempting to frame him.Tyson was the driver and told police that they were on their way to meet up with some girls. Investigators are working with police regarding the charges, as well as the Secret Service. According to reports, the quality of the counterfeit bills was poor and would not be hard to identify them as unauthentic even with untrained eyes. All men are being charged with felony scheme to defraud and being held on $1,500 bond each. The investigation is ongoing. Shirahn Gilbert Antonio Hartsfield Matthew Tyson Getaway Car Returns to Crime Scene At 2:07a.m., the victim was walking when he was approached by 18-year-old Xavier Lawrence ONeal who was armed with a handgun. He had his face covered except the area of his eyes, which gave the victim the opportunity to observe the suspects ethnicity. ONeal demanded the victims wallet, pants and cell phone and threatened to shoot him if he did not comply. ONeal then fled the scene on foot and was observed by the victim getting into the rear seat of a gold colored Nissan vehicle with a black front quarter panel. The vehicle then drove away. Uniformed patrol officers arrived on the scene and within 3 minutes. The suspect vehicle returned and drove back past the victim and he pointed the vehicle out to the officers. The vehicle was pulled over and there were three occupants. A handgun was found under the front passenger seat of the Nissan. The three occupants were released after being interviewed. Further investigation by detectives revealed that a fourth subject had been in the vehicle, which was ONeal, and that he had been dropped off at his residence just prior to the officers pulling the vehicle over. Detectives obtained enough probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant for ONeal and he was arrested two days later without incident at his residence. Detectives are also investigating an unrelated drive-by shooting that happened on the same date, 20 minutes earlier where the victim was shot in the left inner thigh. His injuries are non-life threatening. According to reports, the victim was standing in the breezeway of an apartment complex when he heard gun fire. He then started running away when he realized he had been shot in the thigh. Detectives are still investigating this incident and similarities between the two at this time Xavier ONeal

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By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star As Antiguans anxiously waited to see who would advance to the semi-finals of its prestigious Soca Monarch contest, Kenne Blessin and Fucha Kid, two of the islands well known recording artists were unofficially representing the nation as headliners of North Carolinas Caribbean Carnival. Kenne Blessin also took part in this years changing of the flag, taking the stage with this years Carnival queen winner, who also happens to be originally from Antigua. Their performances are being documented in an online reality show/documentary series entitled Antigua Crossover Tour. The tour will bring the artists to Jacksonville later this summer. According to Linda Brown, president of the North Carolina Carnival, their contribution helped take the event to a whole new level. It was great, Brown stated. I know I had a really great experience. The band and the stage performers were a real treat because we usually dont have a band. The crowd has been enthusiastic. It was so good to have them here so it was definitely electrifying. Brown further explained that with the festival being used as a learning tool, this year, they focused on educating attendees about Antigua, complete with mock street signs from the island. Some of us are born in America but come from parents who are of Caribbean descent, explained Brown. We have the opportunity to learn about the island, the flag and the people. We get to see the national pride and get to see people really celebrate their islands. It enhances our festival and we chose to do it every year. Next year, we will be focusing on the US Virgin Islands but this year it was all about Antigua. The stellar performances in Charlotte came a week after Fucha Kid and Kenne Blessin took the stage at the Charleston Carifest in South Carolina. President Lorna Beck expressed similar sentiments, noting that they both kept the festive atmosphere lively. They were very well received and the crowd enjoyed them very much, Beck said. We were very delighted they were able to join us. Definitely a lot of love from Carolina, said Kenne Blessin after his performance. Plenty of good vibes and that made the performance even better. I really enjoyed the hospitality there and it was real good to see so many Antiguan flags waving in the air. Caribbean pride is strong in Carolina and its an honor to take part in that. For Fucha Kid, who visited the Carolinas for the first time, it was a memorable experience. Its good to travel to the US and meet people who know who you are and dance to your music, he said. Whether it was a club or Carnival event, so far in the journey, I have to say its been a great experience going from city to city to meet fans and supporters and share the music. Antigua is a small country but it is making a big impact, especially through music, in the US.Photo left:Kenne Blessin and Carnival queens during the changing of the flag in North Carolina. Right: Fucha Kid performs in South Carolina. JULY 20, 2013 THESTAR PAGEBy Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Laurent Robinson, who was released by the team in March after suffering four concussions in 2012 told media that he has filed a grievance against the team. Robinson is seeking his 2013 base salary of $2.6 million. Robinson was speaking with USAToday Sports when he said that he was signed to a $32.5 million free-agent contract in 2012 but was released after just one season. He added that his 2013 salary was guaranteed for injury until April 5 and revealed that he definitely wasnt readyto be cleared. Meanwhile a spokesman for the Jacksonville Jaguars stated that they are aware of the grievance being filed and that they are working with the NFLto resolve the dispute. "I signed that big contract, Robinson said in his interviews. I was trying to fight through it, push through it, trying to get out there for my teammates," He added:"Don't want to seem like the big guy coming in here and missing practice and stuff. So, I did what I had to do to stay on the field, and unfortunately, it cost me." Robinson, who is now a free agent says he will play this season if he can. "There's going to be doubts about me with the concussions,he said. But the only thing I can do is tell teams to bring me in, work me out and go from there."Suns infielder Audy Ciriaco. (Nick Russett)Suns Sweep Doubleheader From Mobile Former Jaguar Laurent Robinson Files Grievance Against Team By Matt Leland / Jacksonville Suns The Jacksonville Suns (47-44) ended their pre-All Star Break schedule with a doubleheader sweep of the Mobile BayBears (5440), winning game one 8-0 and ending with twin bill with a 4-3 victory in game two. "Mobile has given us a tough time," Suns manager Andy Barkett said following the doubleheader. "We needed to play these games and win them to get back into the race." Game one featured a dominant outing from Suns left-hander Adam Conley (8-4), who cruised through the seven-inning contest with a three-hit shutout. The southpaw struck out four BayBears and issued no walks in earning his eighth win. "He was dominant today," Barkett said of Conley. "He showed flashes of the way he was earlier in the season when [batters] just didn't really have a chance." On the offensive side of the ball, Jacksonville took advantage of a sub-par outing from Mobile starter David Holmberg (5-5) by scoring seven runs in the second inning. The big blows came when J.T. Realmuto launched a grand slam that gave the Suns a 6-0 lead and Mark Canha followed it with a solo shot of his own. Game two saw Matt Neil make his return to the Suns' starting rotation after a stint with Triple-A New Orleans. Neil fared well despite not earning the victory, posting four and a third innings and allowing two runs with five strikeouts and a pair of walks. "He battled for us and pounded the zone," Barkett said. "I think he might have run out of gas a little bit since he hadn't pitched in a while. I thought he did a real nice job." Jacksonville handed Neil a 3-0 lead thanks to Taylor Krick's bases-clearing double in the bottom half of the third, but the advantage disappeared when the BayBears responded with three runs of their own in the top half of the fifth. The Suns answered in the bottom half of the same inning when Ryan Fisher came through with an RBI double to put Jacksonville back on top, 4-3. Michael Brady came on two innings later and earned his 13th save with a scoreless ninth inning. The chance to be a part of the A.B.As top team will be available for those who think they can ball when the Jacksonville Giants host their free agent camp for new basketball talent tryouts. Got game what it takes to wear a Jacksonville Giants jersey in season four? promoters ask. Your chance to join the A.B.As best. Tryouts for the 2012 and 2014 championship team take place on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 10am to 1pm at the Harvest Dome Gym on 12335 Atlantic Boulevard. For more information and application fee call 904.355.6531 Jacksonville Giants To Hold TryoutsJamaica Standing By Athletes Following Doping ResultsBy Arthia Nixon Caribbean News Editor (Jamaica) Min. of Sports, Natalie Neita-Headley says that the government will stand by its athletes in light of two of its prominent track stars, former world record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic medalist Sherone Simpson, tested positive for banned substances. Jamaica through its Anti-Doping Agency, JADCO has consistently had a rigorous program for in and out of competition testing while providing public education for all who participate or wish to participate in sport, including at the high school level, she stated. The rigor of this program is not new and it is clearly effective as it is from our own testing protocol that the adverse findings in these A-Samples have been revealed. She added: We stand by all our athletes and value the significant contributions they make toward engendering national pride. However, as a country we reiterate the importance of integrity in sport, fairplay, and the maintenance of a doping free sporting environment. It was reported that Italian police discovered a stash of unidentified pills and medicine in Powells hotel room and that they have in custody, a physical trainer associated with both athletes. Investigations continue. Powell (pictured) has since been dropped by a Chinese sponsor. According to the findings of a report released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Trinidad and Tobago is ranked sixth fattest nation based on 30 per cent of its adult population considered obese. Mexico topped the list with 32.8 per cent of its adult population obese and the United States coming in second with a rate of 31.8 per cent. Other Caribbean countries ranking in the top 25 included Antigua and Barbuda at number 18, St. Vincent and the Grenadines at 21 and Dominica at 22.Carolina Carnivals Highlight Antigua with Performances from Kenne Blessin and Fucha Kid Trinidad & Tobago Fattest Caribbean Nation

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AARP Wants Women to Decide, Create, Share / Gains Insight from the Agency for Health Care AdministrationBy Vincent Jacobbi American women work hard to care for others in their families. According to a report published by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, two out of three caregivers are women. But when it comes to preparing for their own care later in life, women often say they dont know where to start. Thats why AARP is working to help women plan a safe, healthy, secure tomorrow for themselves. Join AARP Florida volunteer radio hosts Melvin Wooden and Billie Holmes on WCGL-AM 1360 at 2:00 p.m. June 31 for News You Can Use, From AARP, as they discuss AARPs new Decide/Create/Share initiative, an effort to support women in their 40s, 50s and 60s so they will be prepared for a safe, healthy and secure tomorrow. Wooden and Holmes will be speaking with Cassandra Oshinnaiye, AARPs campaign director of multicultural outreach, on some of the points about the new initiative. The initiative helps women envision their future in later life, take control of that future and carry out a well-thought-out plan for their care. AARP offers online tools and other materials free of charge to help women prepare for later life. Also on the show, hosts Holmes and Wooden will discuss how listeners can take charge of their health by getting the latest information about the quality of their health care. Joining them will be Marisol Fitch, a health services and facility consultant for the state of Florida. Fitch will tell listeners about a little-known state web site, www.floridahealthfinder.gov, which provides you with useful information about your doctor, hospital, nursing home or other care provider plus information on costs and options for your health care. Tune in every month on WCGL-AM 1360 on the second and last Wednesdays of the month for News You Can Use from AARP to learn about issues affecting older African-Americans in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. 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THE STAR JULY 20, 2013 PAGE 12 KORCEV"TCFKQCPFVJG"HNQTKFC"UVCT1VJG"IGQTIKC"UVCT VWGUFC["CV"7<52"R0O0"/"3822VjgDgcej VWGUFC["CV":<52"R0O0"/"YEIN3582 ykvj"Jquv"/"Enctc"OeNcwijnkp VJG"CPF["LQJPUQP"UJQY RTQITGUUKXG"VCNM4<22"vq"8<22"r0o0 Oqpfc{"vjtqwij"Htkfc{ CO"3822Ecpv"igv"wu"nkxgA"/"RQFECUV"/"yyy03822vjdgcej0eqo Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater invites you to participate in Operation S.A.F.E., Be Scam Smart a free workshop for seniors, their families, and caregivers. The Department of Financial Services launched Operation S.A.F.E. (S top Adult Financial Exploitation) as part of CFO Atwaters On Guard for Seniors initiative. Be Sc am Smart workshops are open to seniors, their family and caregivers to help inform, empower, and protect Floridas seniors from financial scams and fraud. If you want to make sure your savings are protected, regi ster for this workshop and get a better understanding of how scam artists and scams work. Scan this barcode with your smart phone to learn more! Be Scam Smart by learning about: The Psychology of a Scam How to Spot Fraudulent Behavior Common Scams that Target Seniors How to Fight Identity Theft Resources to Keep You Safe For more information and to register please visit www.MyFloridaCFO.com/SAFE. The Be Scam Smart workshops are brought to you in partnership with the Escambia County Sheriffs Office, the Washington County Sheriffs Office, the Washington County Council on Aging, the Orange County Sheriffs Office, the Hillsborough County Sheriff s Office, the Brevard County Sheriffs Office, the Jacksonville Sheriffs Offi ce, and the Bradford County Sheriffs Office. Registration begins one hour before each workshop. Thursday, August 1st 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Bayview Senior Center 2000 East Lloyd Street Pensacola, FL 32503 Friday, August 2nd 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Washington County Council on Aging 1348 South Boulevard Chipley, FL 32428 Wednesday, August 14th 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Marks Street Senior Center 99 E. Marks Street Orlando, FL 32803 Thursday, August 15th 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Brandon Senior Center 612 North Parson Avenue Brandon, FL 33510-3607 Tuesday, August 20th 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. One Senior Place 8085 Spyglass Hill Road Viera, FL 32940 Wednesday, August 21st 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Mary L. Singleton Center 150 E. First Street Jacksonville, FL 32206 Thursday, August 22nd 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Bradford County School Board Meeting Room 501 West Washington Street Starke, FL 32091