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Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Female guests like Oprah Winfrey attended the ceremony at the couples home in white while the men were asked to wear black. The stunning 73 year-old had been dating Bach, a music producer for the past 27 years. Turner became a Swiss citizen earlier this year. "It's that happiness that people talk about, when you wish for nothing, when you can finally take a deep breath and say, 'Everything is good,'" she told Hello! magazine. "It's a wonderful place to be."Fcpkgn"Ikduqp"Vwtpu Jkougnh"kp"vq"RqnkegThe Duval County Grand Jury indicted Jallil DeQuan Graves (right) and Avery Wood (left) for the July 14 double murder at Golden Corral on Normandy Boulevard. Graves, 19, and Wood, 19, were indicted on two counts of murder in the first degree and one count of armed robbery. Dead in the drug-related fatal shooting were brothers Andrew Bohannon, 24, and Matthew Bohannon, 19. IQNFGP"EQTTCN UJQQVKPI"WRFCVGDaniel Gibson, 27, sur rendered himself at the New Orleans Police Department's 8th District headquarters in the French Quarter. He was processed at Orleans Parish Prison a short time later and posted bond for his release before noon. Gibson attended the Essence Festival with his wife, R&B singer Keyshia Cole, who performed at the concert series. "Earlier this month during the Essence Music Festival, I was involved in an incident with other individuals while I was out with my wife." He continues, "It's unfortunate that some see opportunity in taking advantage of people who work hard for what they have achieved." It will be alright. By a vote of 53 to 42, the United States Senate confirmed B. Todd Jones as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jones becomes the ATF's first permanent director in seven years and the first director confirmed by the Senate. As part of the 2006 reauthorization of The Patriot Act, the Senate was required to confirm the head of the ATF. Prior to the change, ATF directors were appointed, which did not require Senate confirmation. President Obama nominated Jones as the ATF's acting director on Jan. 24, 2013. While serving as acting director, he also was the U.S. attorney for the District of Minnesota, a position he had held since Aug. 7, 2009. Prior to government service, Jones was a partner in a national law firm based in Minneapolis, Minn. The firm specialized in complex-business litigation. Jones is a 1983 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, and he earned a bachelor's degree in 1979 from Macalester College. Jones is also a Marine Corps veteran. WHATS LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? TINA AND BEAU TIE THE KNOT AFTER 27 YEARS She may not be old enough to enter Pre-K according to age requirements, but the truth of the matter is 4 yearold Anala Beevers is well beyond the average high schooler. The New Orleans youngster was invited to join MENSA. The high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world, each of them in the top 2% of top IQs. Anala was learning the alphabet at four months od. At four years old, she appears to be on the fast track 6"[gct"Qnf"Lqkpu OGPUC The spotlight seems to continue finding George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. This time, Zimmerman was pulled over near Dallas, Texas for speeding. When approached by the officer, Zimmerman reportedly said that he was armed. He was told to put the gun in the glove compartment of his car and told to go on his way if he had no criminal issues, according to the station. The incident was caught on the officers dashcam. At some point, Zimmerman asked the officer if he recognized him from tv, to which the officer said he did not. As for where Zimmerman was headed, his response was no place in particular. SMITHS SCIENTOLOGY SCHOOL SHUTS DOWN The New Village Leadership Academy School in Calabasas, Calif., which was backed by Hollywood hot couple Will Smith and his wife Jada has reportedly closed its doors. The Smiths reportedly poured a million into the institute. The school came under fire after allegations that its curriculum was focused on teachings of scientology. While there has been no formal statement citing the true cause of the schools closure, rumors ran rampant. The power couples children were said to have attended the school at some point as well. They had stated in the past that the school does not have a religious affiation and denied their own involvement with scientology. OJ GRANTED PAROLEAt 66, former football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole. 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MT. SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH on Saturday, August 10th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm the Nehemiah Family Life Center will host a family focused festival with the theme:  Take It To The Community, Stop The Violence Ž. With a focus on fathers and families, the festival will feature Back To School supplies, Bounce House Fun, Puppets Shows, Face Painting, Food and Healthcare Screening. Representatives from different agencies of the city will also be present. The event will be held at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church located at 2036 Silver Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206. EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH from Mixon Town to Grand Park Anniversary/Homecoming Celebration. Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate 121 years of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This glorious anniversary celebration will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2013 beginning with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The celebration will continue during morning worship with the message by guest minister, the Reverend Michael Warren, Pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church of Apopka, Florida, and end with a Reunion Concert, presented by present and former members of the choir at 3:00 p.m. All friends, former members, and the general public are invited to attend. The church is located at 2407 Rev. S. L. Badger, Jr. Circle. For more information, please call the church office at (904) 356-9371. Rev. Dr. Herb Anderson is the pastor. SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST The Douglas Anderson High #107 Jacksonville, Fl. Preachers Worship Service invite you and the entire family to come and be apart of this historical unprecedented anointed service graduating classes from 1959 to 1968. Services will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 4:00pm at the Southside Church of God in Christ, 2179 Emerson St. 32207, Bishop Edward Robinson -Host Pastor. For more information contact Minister Garry Merritt 1968 Class President or Min. Flora Coleman at (904) 910-8014. REVIVAL at MT. BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH located at 1620 Helena Street, Dr. Robert E. Herring, Sr., Pastor, on August 14th thru 16th, 7pm nightly. The Evangelist will be Pastor Stafford Dudley of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Newman, GA. Also our Family and Friends Day, Sunday, August 18th at 11am, The Evangelist will be Pastor James Kinchens of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of Miami, FL. All are invited. JACKSONVILLE, FL BARTON, Helen Shirley, 78, died July 28, 2013. BELLAMY, Nancy, died July 29, 2013. BRAZZEAL, Betty J., 71, died July 25, 2013. BRAZZEAL Cameron Cam, died July 20, 2013. BROWN Annie, died July 26, 2013. BROWNING, Mary Ann, 74, died July 23, 2013. BRUCE Helen Marie Benekin, died July 22, 2013. CARTER, Harriett Martin, 76, died July 27, 2013. DEAN, Mary Anna, 74, died July 25, 2013. DUHART, Marie, died July 23, 2013. EVANS Pamela Sue Garrison, 58, died July 23, 2013. FARMER Gary Manos, I, 58, died July 22, 2013. FISHER Deborah J., died July 23, 2013. FLETCHER Joe L., died July 28, 2013. FORD, James Leon, Sr., died July 28, 2013. GOOLSBY, Otis L., died July 23, 2013. GRAY, Walter Lee, died July 21, 2013. HARVEY, Rev. George E., Sr., 91, died July 24, 2013. HATCHER Mildred L., 92, died July 28, 2013. HILES, Richard Henry, 91, died July 25, 2013. HOBBS Milton, 74, died July 25, 2013. HUPPRICH, Richard Glenn, 66, died July 28, 2013. JACKSON, Verdell, 57, died July 27, 2013. JERIN Al, 87, died July 23, 2013. JOHNS, Bob, 47, died July 28, 2013. JONES Gregory, died July 22, 2013. LYONS, Betty, died July 22, 2013. MAGYARI Mable L, 92, died July 24, 2013. MELTON, Dorothy Keene, 62, died July 25, 2013. PARMER Donnie Edward, 55, died July 24, 2013. RIMES, John Colson, 80, died July 28, 2013. RINER, Patricia Elizabeth, 75, died July 28, 2013. SANDERS, Mary, died July 29, 2013. SPAULDING, Robert, died July 27, 2013. STAFFORD Herbert E., 75, died July 24, 2013. STANFORD, Robert Michael, 67, died July 25, 2013. VIELE, Richard E. Wimpy, 77, died July 25, 2013. WALKER, Bruce, died July 25, 2013. WATTS, John D.W., 91, died July 21, 2013. WEHREN, Keith J., 60, died July 27, 2013. WILCHER, Leamona, 38, died July 23, 2013. WILLIAMS Tariyah, 3, died July 19, 2013. YOUMANS, James, died July 27, 2013. ZINT, Eugene Joseph, 74, died July 23, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BAKER, Kenneth Dewayne, Sr., 50, died July 30, 2013. BANKS, Melvin Eugene, Jr., died July 27, 2013. COBB Mary Lee Robers, died July 17, 2013. HARRELL, Ruth Ham, died July 25, 2013. HICKS, William Bruce, died July 21, 2013. HOUGH William A., 66, died July 27, 2013. OWENS Leonard, died July 27, 2013. WILSON, Robert BobbyŽ Lynwood, died July 26, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR AUGUST 3, 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

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So the boss offered instead to sell Maponya damaged clothes for cheap. Maponya resold the clothes after work and on weekends, and earned enough to go into business himself. Today, the 81-year-old owns supermarkets and car dealerships, as well as the biggest mall in Soweto. Maponya is the most prominent in a small club of early black businesspeople who have proved what an important role black entrepreneurship can play in building South Africa. Yet his success also stands out for how rare it is in a country where a quarter of the workforce, most of it black, is unemployed, and most blacks still struggle in poverty 14 years after white rule ended. The role models coming to the fore is important, the success stories coming to the fore is important,Ž said Neren Rau, chief executive officer of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry. But were still not getting to the point of the gap closingŽ between rich and poor. Maponya showed early signs of entrepreneurial instincts. As a boy, he dammed a stream in the northern South African hills where his family raised dairy cattle, drew water from his pool for a vegetable plot, then sold the cabbages and tomatoes to earn extra money. Yet he did not at first consider a career in business. He studied to be a teacher, about as high an aspiration as a black South African could have in the 1940s. He arrived in Johannesburg a 24year-old graduate of a teaching college in 1950, a year after the white government adopted a series of laws to keep the races apart and blacks in servitude. Maponya had a contract to teach in Alexandra, a neighborhood of middle-class black homeowners, until the government began stripping them of their property rights in the 1960s. Maponya never made it to the school. Soon after reaching Johannesburg, he heard by chance of a white business looking for a sales assistant and offering four times a teachers pay. He went for an interview and got the job, helping choose stock for a line of clothing sold to poor blacks at stores in rural areas and near mines. With Maponya advising on what customers wanted, sales rose so quickly his white boss was given a promotion. Thats when his boss took him aside to apologize that he could not be promoted as well, because that would mean putting a black man in charge of white workers. The boss offered Maponya damaged clothes, which he sold to customers on a pay as you buyŽ basis „ the term he coined for whats known today as layaway. The practice helped his business spread by word of mouth. By the time jealous colleagues cut off his supply of factory seconds two years later, he had saved 50,000 South African pounds, the currency in use at the time. It was a considerable amount at a time when a nice shirt cost 25 cents. I thought I was going to start the first retail clothing store in Soweto,Ž Maponya said. White bureaucrats thought differently. He was told blacks should only think of themselves as temporary sojournersŽ in the 87 percent of the country reserved for whites. They would say, `If you want to become a businessman, you must go to where your father was born to find opportunity,Ž Maponya said in an interview near the pool in the garden of his grand home. The house sits in what was once a whites-only Johannesburg neighborhood that is a short drive „ and a lifetime away „ from Soweto, which was envisioned by apartheids architects as little more than a vast dormitory for black workers. His portrait in oil greets visitors near the door, its broad shoulders nearly lifesize. Maponya, who describes himself as just a stubborn young man who never used to take no for an answer,Ž went to a young Soweto lawyer named Nelson Mandela for help. Mandela was not able to get Maponya a business license, but was able to get him a small-scale traders permit. I did not hesitate at all,Ž Maponya said. His sure touch for suits suddenly didnt mean much. He drew on his days on his familys dairy farm. He started out selling milk in the small quantities preferred by his neighbors, many of who did not have electricity or refrigerators. Within six months, his business had grown from 10 employees to 50. Maponya invested his milk profits in land and other businesses, and now is the patriarch of a family enterprise with wide interests. For pioneers like Maponya, the desire to prove whites wrongŽ may have been what kept them going, said Mthuli Ncube, who heads the new Centre for Entrepreneurship at Johannesburgs University of the Witwatersrand. He tells his students they need passion, as well as to learn the basics of reading balance sheets and drafting business plans. Maybe one needs to be angry, but you have to channel it in a positive way,Ž Ncube said. Maponya acknowledged there were times when anger drove him. Ive never failed in whatever Ive tried to do. It wasnt my failure I was being denied the opportunity. I kept fighting,Ž he said. His Maponya Mall is a case in point. He bought land with plans to build a mall, but it took 28 years before he could find banks and partners willing to take what they saw as the risk of building in Soweto, even though Maponya knew many of its 1.5 million people „ a third of Johannesburgs population „ regularly trekked to white neighborhoods for upscale shopping. The deal finally closed in 2001-02, though Maponya misspoke as he related the story, saying it was in 2021-2022.Ž Corrected by his niece, a deep laugh rumbled from his large chest: Im very much ahead of time.Ž He has stayed in touch with the lawyer who helped him get started, even visiting Mandela in prison during the apartheid struggle. Mandela, by then retired as South Africas first black president, was there to cut the gold ribbon when Maponya Mall finally opened. Maponya is a celebrated and revered figure among South Africans, as awards like a recent honorary doctorate from a Pretoria university show. Angie Makwetla, another Soweto entrepreneur who at 61 is a generation younger than Maponya, has been inspired not just by what he has accomplished, but by what he will leave behind. One looks around in South Africa, one can actually count the old, blackowned family businesses on one hand,Ž Makwetla said. We need to start a legacy.Ž Maponya says that while politicians fought for the liberation of our country, I was fighting for the liberation of our economy.Ž That day has not yet come, he said. Blacks no longer have to break the law to own businesses, but the legacy of second-class black schools persists. Ncubes center just offered its first short course for unemployed but educated blacks interested in starting their own businesses, and most of the class of 34 had never used a computer. Most blacks have not grown up in professional homes, so dont have Wr"htqo"crctvjgkf."Uqygvq"oknnkqpcktg"c"tqng"oqfgn the chance whites might have had to learn in a family firm, intern at the offices of a family friend, or gain some history or experience that persuades you ƒ that business is a good life for you,Ž said Rau, of the chamber of commerce. The climate is tough for any new business, black or white, amid global hard times and South Africas reputation as strike-prone and crime-ridden. Long denied property, black entrepreneurs dont have the capital to persuade private lenders to back their ideas and get credit. For years, much of the focus of the governments black economic empowermentŽ programs was encouraging established white businesses to share their wealth through stock transfers to black employees, for example. Maponya said the government should have concentrated on creating institutions to lend or grant capital to young entrepreneurs. Earlier this year, the government-owned Industrial Development Corporation created a special 1 billion rand fund to finance entrepreneurs from South Africas marginalized groups.Ž Shakeel Meer, an Industrial Development Corporation executive, said he looks to the next generation of entrepreneurs to create jobs. As for Maponyas generation? The lesson that people can take from them,Ž Meer said, is that if it was possible under those conditions, theres no reason why it cant be possible now.Ž

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PAGE 4THE STARAUGUST 3, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome THROUGH OUR EYES 2012, 20/20 Perfect Vision,Ž which has been on display at the Ritz Theatre and Museum since December 13, 2012, closed on July 31after an extended engagement. Celebrating 20 years, the exhibit of new works by African-American artists is the longest running show of its kind in Jacksonville. Through Our Eyes 2012 featured twenty artists: Yuwnus Asami, Rhonda Bristol, Glendia Cooper, Keith Doles, Overstreet Ducasse, Annelies Dykgraaf, Charles Eady, Blue Franswa, Marsha Hatcher, Etta Haygood, Jhory Jones, Traci Mims-Jones, Gil Mayers, Suzanne Pickett, Adrian Rhodes, Tiffany Rodriguez, Laurence Walden, Roosevelt Watson, III, Olice Williams, and Daniel Wynn. To mark the occasion, a closing celebration, Through Our Eyes: Creative Spectrum,Ž was held in the gallery on July 26. The event recognized the visual artists featured in the 2012 exhibit. The arts advocacy group, A Day in LaVilla presented performing arts genres, such as spoken word and musical expressions. A lively crowd of friends and supporters came out for the closing celebration. Through Our Eyes was conceived and has been curated since 1993 by Lydia P. Stewart who was a public affairs producer at PBS station WJCT, where the exhibit was first presented in celebration of Black History Month. The program moved to the Ritz, along with Stewart, after she accepted the position of Museum Administrator in 1999. The program expanded to include gallery talks, art classes, and collaborations with poets and musicians. To date, about 75 artists have participated in the show. Lydia is excited about the growing community of new and younger artists who have become involved in the creative destiny of the Ritz Theatre and Museum. For more information about events at the Ritz, visit their website at www.ritzjacksonville.com or call (904) 632-5555. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ARTIST SPOTLIGHT.Twenty-two year old Lisa Virgo has been drawing since she was 5 years old. She was enrolled in a magnet school of the arts to encourage her obvious talent. When her family moved to Valdosta, Georgia, there were no art schools in the area. After graduating from high school, she moved to Jacksonville to attend the Art Institute of Jacksonville to study the business of art. Lisa is currently the resident artist at The Cypher Poetry & Soul, an open mic event in Jacksonville that features local and touring poets and musicians. Specializing in acrylic portraiture, her work can be seen all over the city. To contact Lisa, visit her website at www.lisavirgo.com Artist Adrian Pickett, Jr. is a Jacksonville native and graduate of William M. Raines High School. He knew at a young age that he wanted to be an artist. Adrian says he spent two years skipping his other courses in order to attend art class. He spent those years drawing anything and everything. Today he does some painting and sculpting, but specializes in charcoal portraits that are so finely rendered theyre often mistaken for photographs. Visit the Adrian Pickett Gallery in the Jacksonville Landing. According to the website, hours are by appointment, so call ahead at (904) 300-5754. His website is www.adrianpickett.com L-R: Adrian "Dri" Rhodes, Gil Mayers, Laurence Walden (sitting), Rhonda Bristol, Roosevelt Watson III, Traci Mims-Jones, Adrian Pickett, Lydia Stewart, Andre Irvine, and Daniel Wynn L-R:AngieGardner-Sherman,MarilynWilkerson, andMaryJones L-R:MuseumassistantAdonnicaToler andartist,LisaVirgowithherworks L-R:ArcadiaBrown,AdonnicaToler,and LydiaStewart,RitzTheatreandMuseum administrator RichardSingletaryandFrancesBradley Adrian Pickett Jr. of the Adrian Pickett Gallery L-R:LindaRileyandFeliceFranklin

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THE STARPAGE 5 AUGUST 3, 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. Favorite meal, music, and ” owers: Check. A little planning goes a long way when it comes to preparing dinner for that special someone. The same can be said for enjoying great savings at Publix. There are Buy One Get One Free deals and weekly specials on the items you love throughout the store. Bring in your coupons and save even more. With all the ways Publix helps you save, you can cross something else off your list. Leftover money: Check. Nothing says romance like leftover Savings.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR AUGUST 03, 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: Carla Floyd Age: 17 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 7/17/13 Name: Walter Arrington Age: 13 Weight: 117 lbs Last seen: 7/22/13 Name: Charles Robertson Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 7/14/13 Name: Deija Lewis Age: 14 Weight: 191 lbs Last seen: 7/12/13MOSTWANTED Name: Deborah Booker Offense: Forgery Name: Justin Michael Brown Offense: Lewd Lascivious Sexual Battery w/12-15 year old Name: Michael Nathaniel Briscoe Offense: Organized Fraud When You are Stopped by a Police Officer on the Road Police officers must continually engage citizens during the course of their duties. Law enforcement officers are trained how to do so safely, efficiently, and effectively. A problem can occur, however, when citizens do not know how to react and respond when approached or engaged by a police officer. Why would a police officer want to talk to me ? Police officers work off information provide by citizens and their own observations. There are a variety of reasons an officer would want to question you. € Checking out a complaint phoned into 911 by someone in your neighborhood. € A crime has just occurred in the area you are in or live in. € You could be a possible witness. € You might fit the description of the suspect. € Another citizen pointed you out as a witness or a suspect. € Officers' observations may lead them to think you need assistance or are acting suspicious. € A routine traffic stop. If you are not sure why you are being stopped, ask politely at the appropriate time. Keep in mind that some investigations are time sensitive and the officer might not have time to explain things to you. Tips for when you are stopped by a police officer € Respectful forthright responses usually resolve the situation faster. € Avoid sudden unexplained movements. € Keep your hands visible at all times. Do not put them in your pockets. € If in a vehicle, pull over safely out of the flow of traffic. € At night, turn on your interior light in the vehicle. € Do not get out unless told to do so. € Place your hands on the steering wheel. € Remain calm and ask permission for whatever movements you're going to make before moving. € Do not argue. Guilt or innocence can only be determined in court. Following these few tips can lead to proper communication with an officer and less likelihood of problems that could be easily avoided. Always remember that police officers prepare for the worst to happen and initially treat all situations as if the worst was about to happen. This helps keep both officers and citizens safe. Safety Man Tries to Take Officers Gun in Courtroom Shortly after 9 a.m., an inmate, Robert Lewis Bridges III, 24, was in-custody sitting inside a courtroom waiting for his case to be called on unrelated felony charges. Bridges was secured with leg shackles as well as handcuffed in front with an attached waist chain. A Master Sergeant, who is also an 18-year veteran, along with two other officers were in the courtroom in full uniform providing courtroom security. At one point, Robert Bridges lunged forward and with both hands grabbed the Sergeant's holstered firearm. The sergeant immediately took defensive action and was able to prevent Bridges from pulling her firearm from her holster. The two other officers, immediately assisted the sergeant and were able to restrain and remove Bridges from the courtroom. Bridges was taken to a holding cell where he awaited until the additional charges listed above were added. Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident. The additional charges that Bridges now faces are battery on a law enforcement officer and depriving officer of means of protection. RobertBridges Three men were arrested for plotting to rob, kidnap, torture, and killing a business owner who supposedly owed them money Police received information that a group of individuals were conspiring to rob, torture, kidnap and/or murder a man. A plan was put in motion after a series of meetings and conversations over the course of several days. Due to the nature of the criminal activity, surveillance was established by detectives with various components of the Major Crimes Unit. Detectives learned that the conspirators were gathering firearms, masks, body armor, zip ties, and other weapons and materials necessary to achieve the goal of obtaining the money owed. They intended to kidnap the man and any of his employees who got in the way. If the victim failed to comply with their demands they discussed the various means of torture they would employ to get the money. If necessary, they would kill the victim. Four days later in the morning, the suspects loaded their weapons and supplies into a 2007 blue Dodge pickup truck and began to drive. As they were on the road, officers and detectives intercepted the vehicle and took the suspects into custody. Arrested were Mohamed Said Aly, 40, Cornell Windel Bunting, 33, and Earl Polack, 34. All three were charged with three counts of conspiracy to attempt to kidnapcommit of facilitate commission of felony and one count of conspiracy to attempt robbery with a firearm. Aly and Bunting were also charged with three counts of solicitation to kidnapcommit of facilitate commission of felony and one count of solicitation of robbery with a firearm Aly and Bunting are being held on $475,000 bond. Polack is being held on $400,000 bond. Cornell Bunting Mohamed Aly Earl Polack Man Murders Girlfriend Before Leading Police on Chase A man was arrested for first-degree murder for the death of his girlfriend. At approximately 8:25 p.m., police received a 911 call in reference to a stabbing in progress at a residence. Officers arrived on scene and observed the victim, 25-year-old Bianca McGaughey, lying on the sidewalk with multiple stabs wounds in her torso and neck. The Fire Rescue team responded to the incident scene and pronounced the victim deceased. Detectives responded to the scene and learned that the suspect Brian McGhee, 29, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am, silver in color with black racing stripes. He had arrived at the apartment complex and parked in a parking spot. He then exited his vehicle and approached the victim that was walking toward him. He then began stabbing the victim. McGhee then walked back to his vehicle and fled the apartment complex. Detectives discovered that McGhee and victim had previously dated, but had stopped dating a year ago. The suspect had continued contact with the victim. Officers with the assistance of surrounding law enforcement agencies, identified McGhees vehicle as it traveled at a high rate of speed. A pursuit was initiated and the suspect crashed his vehicle into a guard rail. A K-9 dog was deployed to assist in taking the suspect into custody. Upon approaching the vehicle, the suspect did not respond to commands to place his hands in the air. Once the K-9 dog was deployed inside the vehicle and apprehended the suspect, the suspect complied and was taken into custody. The suspect was transported to a hospital in where he was treated for injuries sustained in the crash and the K-9 apprehension. McGhee was released from the hospital two days later. McGhee was charged with first degree murder. He is being held without bail. According to police, McGhee is a former pro wrestler with the stage name of The Future Donovan RuddickŽ. Brian McGhee

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AUGUST 3, 2013 THESTAR PAGE 7 The Fourteenth Alumni Convention and the Commencement of Twenty-Eight Charter Years of the Ralph L. Bunche Camden County Training School Alumni Moving Forward Focusing on Progress is the theme for the Ralph L. Bunche Camden County Training School Alumni Association 2013 Homecoming Convention. Convention was held Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. Periscope : Gospel Fest (First African Missionary Baptist Church Kingsland, GA), Alumni Breakfast, Financial Workshop, General Session, Cookout, Scholarship Dance, Cruise, Golf, Class, Family Social Time, Banquet (the Camden Convention Center), Morning Worship at First African Missionary Baptist Church St. Mary's GA. State Representative Al Williams gave a standing ovation speech that reach the hearts and souls of the audience. You didnt attend? You missed a magnificent occasion. A record breaking at-t endance with class donations around $15,000. Through the years of such events, well over $100,000 dollars have been given away in scholarships to students in the area. JoAnn Jones, Adell James, Alice R. Brown, Jewell Joseph, Eloise Wilson, Estella German, Margaret Jordan, Johnetta S. Williams, Altermese Washington, LouFera Miller, Ida Smith, Ruth Joseph, Merrill Joseph, Earnie L. Jenkins, Jim Banks, Linda Davis, Trennial Owens, Frances M. Jackson, Sandra Green Craig, Berma Owens, Bettie lloyd Walker, Sherrell Grahm, Clarence Rudolph, Kenneth Waye, Roscoe Alderman, Corrine Alderman, Joyce Forman, Jacqurline Mosos, Jerelene Williams, Peggy Smith, Joe Hamilton, Emma Gibbs, Julia M. Massey, Marvene Rosa Kight, Robert Kight, Shirley Owens, Emma Rogers, Marilyn Howard, Clinton R. Terry Sr., Willie Mae Terry, Ida C. Mack, Betty Roberts, JoAnn Jacobs Singleton, Willie Hopkins, Theodore Parrish, Luberta D. Dullivan, Joanne V. Mainor, Barbara Sullivan, Claudia Walker, Linward James, Gerald C. Roberts, Mack Sullivan Sr., Nancy Hop-kins, n/m, Felton Carter, Lorraine h. Sullivan, Sir Gene Dawson, Ruth Joseph, Chilon Henderson, Ida Henderson, Vernon Campbell, Merrill Joseph A special Thanks and Appreciation to Photographer Frank M. Powell, III. Mayor of Kingsland, Georgia Kenneth E. Smith Sr., Clara McLaughlin Florida Star and Georgia Star, State Representative of House District 165 Congressman Al Williams and his wife, Olivia. E mma Lou Gibbs Barbara Rhone Lounita Armstrong Peggy Smith (First Lady, Kingsland, Georgia) Class of 1938: Eloise Wilson, Estella German, Margaret Jordan, J ohnetta S. Williams, and Mayor Kingsland, Georgia Kenneth E. Smith S r. Not Pictured: Mrs. Evelyn Hubbard Galvin, and Mrs. Estelle Griff in Clark All Class 1938 to 1970

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AUGUST 3, 2013 THESTAR PAGE 8 Ralph L. Bunche Camden County Training School Alumni Association 2013 Homecoming Convention "From the Saint Mary' s Negro School, the Camden County Training School was erected in 1927" the memories vibrantly live on in the minds of the students who once attended those facilities. They were the all-black schools of segregation days and the schools that celebrated during the Ralph L. Bunche Camden County Training School Alumni Association 2013 Homecoming Convention. Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, 2013 The fourteenth Alumni Convention and the commencement of twenty-eight Charter years of the Ralph L. Bunche Camden County Training School Alumni brought together community members, former students, and teachers to keep the histories of the schools alive. The 2013 Homecoming Convention kicked off with a Gospel concert featuring RJB/CCTS Alumni Rev. James Howard and The Sensational Tone and Georgia Sate Representative Al Williams gave the Keynote address at the banquet. This year the banquet had a record breaking attendance with class donations around $15,000. Through the years of such events, well over $100,000 dollars have been given away in scholarships to students in the area. Marie Brogsdale and Kenneth E. Smith, Sr., Mayor, City of Kingsland First African Baptist Church Men's Choir Rev. Mack DeVon Knight singing with the Sensational Tones Kenneth E. Smith, Sr. Mayor, City of Kingsland The Sensational Tones James Howard /The Sensational Tones

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AUGUST 3, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9John Oehser jaguars.com Ray Polk, a rookie free safety from the University of Colorado, signed with the Jaguars on Wednesday, a move that came two days before the Jaguars are scheduled to open 2013 training camp. Polk (6-1, 219) was released on Tuesday by the Seattle Seahawks, where he had signed as a rookie free agent shortly after the 2013 NFL Draft. Originally recruited to Colorado as a running back, Polk moved to the secondary following his freshman year, and sustained a series of injuries while at Colorado, missing practice or playing time with shoulder, sternum, wrist and ankle issues. He started three games as a redshirt freshman in 2009, and then started at free safety as a sophomore with 60 tackles. He then registered 60 tackles as a junior despite missing two games with concussion symptoms, and started seven games as a senior after missing five games with a high-ankle sprain. Polk immediately adds speed to the Jaguars secondary, having run the 40-yard dash in 4.43 and 4.4 seconds at the Colorado Pro Day this past spring, according to NFL.com. Meanwhile, Adam Yates, a kicker from South Carolina, and Cole McKenzie … a wide receiver from Southern Oregon … each signed with the Jaguars Thursday, the same day the team released rookie safety Chris Banjo and rookie tight end Kyler Reed. McKenzie (6-feet-2, 190 pounds), a rookie from Southern Oregon, originally signed with the Jaguars as a rookie free agent shortly after the 2013 NFL Draft in late April, then was waived in mid-May before participating in a practice. He was unable to attend the early part of the offseason program because Southern Oregon was still in class. McKenzie earned NAIA All-American honors last season by setting Southern Oregon-records with 1,661 yards and 18 touchdowns receiving. He also set a Southern Oregon single-game record with 18 receptions for 265 yards in a playoff loss to Morningside. Yates (6-1, 196) won the South Carolina kicking job as a senior last season, making 11 of 17 field goals and converting 49 of 49 extra points. The Jaguars had signed Reed and Banjo as rookie free agents following the April draft, which Banjo earning a spot on the 90-man roster as a tryout player in a rookie minicamp a week after the draft. The Jaguars roster now stands at 90 entering training camp.Jacksonville Suns collect 16 hits in fourth straight win JAGUARS:Who is cleared to play and who has to stay sidelined By Matt Leland, Florida Suna JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Suns (20-16, 54-49) scored the first 12 runs of the second game of their series against the Chattanooga Lookouts (14-22, 49-57), eventually holding on for a 12-4 win at Bragan Field, the team's fourth victory in a row. The Suns jumped on Lookouts starter Duke von Schamann (2-4) for eight runs in fewer than four innings, launching a pair of home runs and handing starter Matt Neil (2-2) plenty of run support in front of 3,141 fans at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. "We swung it well tonight," Barkett said. "It was a real nice win." J.T. Realmuto began the scoring onslaught with his fourth home run of the season, a solo blast in the bottom of the second that put Jacksonville on top 1-0. Realmuto, who did not play in Sunday's series opener, finished 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI's. "For him to get four knocks tonight was huge," Barkett said. "He needed a rest [yesterday], but he looked real comfortable at the plate [tonight]." Three batters later, after Neil extended the inning with his second hit of the season, Isaac Galloway crushed his first career Double-A home run to give the Suns a 3-0 advantage. The Suns would add a run in the third, and then broke the game open with a five-run fourth. Danny Pertusati's fourth home run of the season capped the quintet of runs, a two-run tater that gave the Suns a 9-0 lead. Mark Canha extended his hitting streak to nine games in the victory, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Meanwhile, Neil put together his best start of the season. The right-hander threw six scoreless innings and allowed just one hit, a first inning single. "He pitched well," Barkett said. "We needed him to do the job for us, and he did. I was proud of his effort." The Lookouts scored four runs in the eighth inning to avoid their sixth shutout since the Southern League All-Star Game on July 17 but could not escape their second straight loss to the Suns. Suns right-hander Robert Morey (4-7, 4.63) is scheduled to make the start for Jacksonville in game three of the five-game series on Tuesday, set for a 7:05 p.m. ET start. Morey will be opposed by Chattanooga left-hander Chris Reed (3-8, 2.82) as the Suns seek to clinch a series win. Suns fans can listen to Tuesday's game on the Suns Baseball Network, 94.1 WSOSFM or through jaxsuns.com, MiLB.com or the Suns iPhone or Android app, beginning at 6:50 p.m. ET with the UF Health Suns Pre-Game Show. Fifty Cent Family Feast returns on Tuesday, and it's also Social Media Night & Gate Tuesday Night Tickets. Fans can enjoy $.50 hot dogs, peanuts and ice cream treats, sponsored by Oscar Mayer, Hampton Farms, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Folio Weekly and 99.9 Gator Country. Also, fans should be sure to connect with the Suns on social media throughout the game for special prizes. Fans may present a receipt from any local GATE Convenience Store at the Suns Box Office for Buy OneGet-One Tickets. 600 Year Record Broken:Youngest Person To Pass UKBar Planning To Practice In BahamasWhen Gabrielle Turnquest was the youngest person to earn an undergraduate degree in psychology from Liberty University in Virginia she was 16. Two years later, shes achieved another feat she is the youngest person the called to the Bar of England and Wales after passing her exams. She is now qualified to practice in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas where her parents are from. Turnquest was born in Florida. Success at a young age is nothing new to the family. Her sister Kandi passed the Bar at 22. According to the UK Telegraph, the average lawyer undertakes the Bar Professional Training Course when they are 27. I am honoured to be the youngest person to pass the Bar exams but, really, I was not aware at the time what the average age was,Žshe said. I didnt fully realise the impact of it.Ž Her next goal?She plans to take the Florida Bar. Turnquest aspires to be a fashion law specialist. HAITICELEBRATESCARNIVALDEFLUERS

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There is only so much I can do on my own... The special interests know it, and they're counting on you to be silent on gun violence and climate change. They hope you're not paying attention to creating jobs or fixing our broken immigration system. And they plan to make the loudest noise when your members of Congress come home for August recess. I'm counting on you to be just as vocal -to make sure the agenda that Americans voted for last year is front and center. Say you'll do at least one thing as part of OFA's Action August in your community, no matter where you live. I know it's easy to get frustrated by the pace of progress. But it's not a reason to sit back and do nothing -our system only works if you play your part. If you don't let your representatives know where you stand in August, we risk losing an important battle on your home turf. So I'm asking you to speak up -commit to do at least one thing in your community during Action August: http://my.barackobama.com/Commit-to-Action-August Thanks, Barack League of Women Voters Jacksonville/First Coast: August 14 Board of Directors Organizational Meeting 10:00am. Vietnam Veterans of America Elections Volunteer Meeting 11:00am. WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jax, 32202; August 16 Vietnam Veterans of America Convention Election. Hyatt Regency, Downtown Jacksonville 7:00am; August 23 Women's Equality Day Celebration Cummings Chapel, St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 256 East Church Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, 10:00am-2:00pm; August 28th 2nd Annual Member Retreat. The Stetson Kennedy Foundation Overlooking beautiful Beluthahatchee, 1519 State Road 13, Fruit Cove, Fl 32259, 11:00am. SEA ISLANDS BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL A cultrural richness join us! Friday, August 16th, Tribute to Greatness, Casino Theatre at the Pier at 8:00 p.m. Celebrating Marian Anderson, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dexter Gordon, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Luther Vandross, Sarah Vaughan, Stevie Wonder, The Harlem Renaissance with our very own local celebrities. Donation is $15.00. HEALTH & WELNESS L ECTURE AND WORK-SHOPS, by Dr. Nancy J. Williams, Saturday, August 17th 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Center by the Lighthouse. SUNSET MASKED BALL Saturday, August 17th at 8:00 p.m., at the Heritage Center by the Lighthouse. There will be Live Jazz, DJ Marz Oldies and Goodies Music; Cuisine and Drinks. Donation $20. FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE, WHERE THE SPIRIT IS IN THE WATER! Sunday, August 18th at 7:00 a.m., Dance, Song, Poetry & Drum. HISTORIC FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH GOSPEL AND THE WORD (Established in the Year 1859) Sunday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brenda Iglehart. Tribute to Gospel Legends, 5800 Frederica Rd. 2013 Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair Jacksonville, FL August 07, 2013 Employment workshop: 9 a.m., Hiring Fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., JaxPort Cruise Terminal, 9810 August Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32226. This hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Florida Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, FL DEO, NBC News, and other local partners. PAGE 10 THESTAR AUGUST 3, 2013 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM GEORGIA / CARIBBEAN ARTHIA NIXON TALK OF THE TOWN FRANCES BRADLEY, VOLUME BURKS SPECIAL SECTION TIA AYELE SPORTS MIKE BONTS LAURENCE GREENE GEORGIA MARKETING and NEWS ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL Im Asking You:Letter fromTHE PRESIDENT COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS DJJ Encourages Floridians to Get Kids Back-toSchool Ready and Save Money! 2013 Sales Tax Holiday to take place August 2 thru August 4 Tallahassee, Fla. The new school year is right around the corner and the Department of Juvenile Justice is reminding parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and community members to make sure Florida students start the year right by taking advantage of the 2013 Sales Tax Holiday this weekend, Aug. 2 4. Research shows that children and teens who stay in school are less likely to touch the juvenile justice system. In fact, having problems at school is considered a major risk factor for criminal offending. The key protective factor to keeping kids out of the criminal justice system is education, and being prepared is critical to academic success, DJJ Secretary Wansley Walters said. I have such fond memories of school with my daughter; she loved have fresh notebooks and crayons and I felt such a sense of pride knowing she had the tools she needed to have a great school year. As we prepare to start another school year, I urge all Florida residents to make sure the children in their lives have the tools they need to thrive. For the first time this year, computers and computer accessories priced $750 or less have been included. These items along with clothing, footwear and certain school supplies will be exempt from state and local option sales tax. A complete list of items can be accessed by visiting the Current Topics section of the Department of Revenue website (http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/) or by scanning the QR code with a smartphone. PUBLIC NOTICESPresident Barack Obama

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Female guests like Oprah Winfrey attended the ceremony at the couples home in white while the men were asked to wear black. The stunning 73 year-old had been dating Bach, a music producer for the past 27 years. Turner became a Swiss citizen earlier this year. "It's that happiness that people talk about, when you wish for nothing, when you can finally take a deep breath and say, 'Everything is good,'" she told Hello! magazine. "It's a wonderful place to be."Fcpkgn"Ikduqp"Vwtpu Jkougnh"kp"vq"RqnkegThe Duval County Grand Jury indicted Jallil DeQuan Graves (right) and Avery Wood (left) for the July 14 double murder at Golden Corral on Normandy Boulevard. Graves, 19, and Wood, 19, were indicted on two counts of murder in the first degree and one count of armed robbery. Dead in the drug-related fatal shooting were brothers Andrew Bohannon, 24, and Matthew Bohannon, 19. IQNFGP"EQTTCN UJQQVKPI"WRFCVGDaniel Gibson, 27, sur rendered himself at the New Orleans Police Department's 8th District headquarters in the French Quarter. He was processed at Orleans Parish Prison a short time later and posted bond for his release before noon. Gibson attended the Essence Festival with his wife, R&B singer Keyshia Cole, who performed at the concert series. "Earlier this month during the Essence Music Festival, I was involved in an incident with other individuals while I was out with my wife." He continues, "It's unfortunate that some see opportunity in taking advantage of people who work hard for what they have achieved." It will be alright. By a vote of 53 to 42, the United States Senate confirmed B. Todd Jones as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jones becomes the ATF's first permanent director in seven years and the first director confirmed by the Senate. As part of the 2006 reauthorization of The Patriot Act, the Senate was required to confirm the head of the ATF. Prior to the change, ATF directors were appointed, which did not require Senate confirmation. President Obama nominated Jones as the ATF's acting director on Jan. 24, 2013. While serving as acting director, he also was the U.S. attorney for the District of Minnesota, a position he had held since Aug. 7, 2009. Prior to government service, Jones was a partner in a national law firm based in Minneapolis, Minn. The firm specialized in complex-business litigation. Jones is a 1983 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, and he earned a bachelor's degree in 1979 from Macalester College. Jones is also a Marine Corps veteran. WHATS LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? TINA AND BEAU TIE THE KNOT AFTER 27 YEARS She may not be old enough to enter Pre-K according to age requirements, but the truth of the matter is 4 yearold Anala Beevers is well beyond the average high schooler. The New Orleans youngster was invited to join MENSA. The high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world, each of them in the top 2% of top IQs. Anala was learning the alphabet at four months od. At four years old, she appears to be on the fast track 6"[gct"Qnf"Lqkpu OGPUC The spotlight seems to continue finding George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. This time, Zimmerman was pulled over near Dallas, Texas for speeding. When approached by the officer, Zimmerman reportedly said that he was armed. He was told to put the gun in the glove compartment of his car and told to go on his way if he had no criminal issues, according to the station. The incident was caught on the officers dashcam. At some point, Zimmerman asked the officer if he recognized him from tv, to which the officer said he did not. As for where Zimmerman was headed, his response was no place in particular. SMITHS SCIENTOLOGY SCHOOL SHUTS DOWN The New Village Leadership Academy School in Calabasas, Calif., which was backed by Hollywood hot couple Will Smith and his wife Jada has reportedly closed its doors. The Smiths reportedly poured a million into the institute. The school came under fire after allegations that its curriculum was focused on teachings of scientology. While there has been no formal statement citing the true cause of the schools closure, rumors ran rampant. The power couples children were said to have attended the school at some point as well. They had stated in the past that the school does not have a religious affiation and denied their own involvement with scientology. OJ GRANTED PAROLEAt 66, former football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole. Simpson was originally sentenced to nine to 33 years for the 2007 stick up of two memorabilia dealers, Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong. Simpson will likely face another four years in jail as he was not pardoned of all the charges. Described by the board as a model prisoner, he said: I just wish I never went to that room. WIC"Cnnqyu"Yjkvg Uvwfgpv"WpkqpCiting wanting equality as the reason it was formed, p resident of University of Georgias White Student Union Freshman Patrick Sharp says he started the club so that students of European and Euro-American descent can celebrate their shared history and culture. 'Why is it when a white person say he is p roud to be white hes shunned as a racist?' 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MT. SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH on Saturday, August 10th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm the Nehemiah Family Life Center will host a family focused festival with the theme: Take It To The Community, Stop The Violence With a focus on fathers and families, the festival will feature Back To School supplies, Bounce House Fun, Puppets Shows, Face Painting, Food and Healthcare Screening. Representatives from different agencies of the city will also be present. The event will be held at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church located at 2036 Silver Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206. EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH from Mixon Town to Grand Park Anniversary/Homecoming Celebration. Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate 121 years of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This glorious anniversary celebration will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2013 beginning with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The celebration will continue during morning worship with the message by guest minister, the Reverend Michael Warren, Pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church of Apopka, Florida, and end with a Reunion Concert, presented by present and former members of the choir at 3:00 p.m. All friends, former members, and the general public are invited to attend. The church is located at 2407 Rev. S. L. Badger, Jr. Circle. For more information, please call the church office at (904) 356-9371. Rev. Dr. Herb Anderson is the pastor. SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST The Douglas Anderson High #107 Jacksonville, Fl. Preachers Worship Service invite you and the entire family to come and be apart of this historical unprecedented anointed service graduating classes from 1959 to 1968. Services will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 4:00pm at the Southside Church of God in Christ, 2179 Emerson St. 32207, Bishop Edward Robinson -Host Pastor. For more information contact Minister Garry Merritt 1968 Class President or Min. Flora Coleman at (904) 910-8014. REVIVAL at MT. BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH located at 1620 Helena Street, Dr. Robert E. Herring, Sr., Pastor, on August 14th thru 16th, 7pm nightly. The Evangelist will be Pastor Stafford Dudley of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Newman, GA. Also our Family and Friends Day, Sunday, August 18th at 11am, The Evangelist will be Pastor James Kinchens of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of Miami, FL. All are invited. JACKSONVILLE, FL BARTON, Helen Shirley, 78, died July 28, 2013. BELLAMY, Nancy, died July 29, 2013. BRAZZEAL, Betty J., 71, died July 25, 2013. BRAZZEAL, Cameron Cam, died July 20, 2013. BROWN, Annie, died July 26, 2013. BROWNING, Mary Ann, 74, died July 23, 2013. BRUCE, Helen Marie Benekin, died July 22, 2013. CARTER, Harriett Martin, 76, died July 27, 2013. DEAN, Mary Anna, 74, died July 25, 2013. DUHART, Marie, died July 23, 2013. EVANS Pamela Sue Garrison, 58, died July 23, 2013. FARMER, Gary Manos, I, 58, died July 22, 2013. FISHER, Deborah J., died July 23, 2013. FLETCHER, Joe L., died July 28, 2013. FORD, James Leon, Sr., died July 28, 2013. GOOLSBY, Otis L., died July 23, 2013. GRAY, Walter Lee, died July 21, 2013. HARVEY, Rev. George E., Sr., 91, died July 24, 2013. HATCHER, Mildred L., 92, died July 28, 2013. HILES, Richard Henry, 91, died July 25, 2013. HOBBS, Milton, 74, died July 25, 2013. HUPPRICH, Richard Glenn, 66, died July 28, 2013. JACKSON, Verdell, 57, died July 27, 2013. JERIN, Al, 87, died July 23, 2013. JOHNS, Bob, 47, died July 28, 2013. JONES, Gregory, died July 22, 2013. LYONS, Betty, died July 22, 2013. MAGYARI Mable L, 92, died July 24, 2013. MELTON, Dorothy Keene, 62, died July 25, 2013. PARMER, Donnie Edward, 55, died July 24, 2013. RIMES, John Colson, 80, died July 28, 2013. RINER, Patricia Elizabeth, 75, died July 28, 2013. SANDERS, Mary, died July 29, 2013. SPAULDING, Robert, died July 27, 2013. STAFFORD, Herbert E., 75, died July 24, 2013. STANFORD, Robert Michael, 67, died July 25, 2013. VIELE, Richard E. Wimpy, 77, died July 25, 2013. WALKER, Bruce, died July 25, 2013. WATTS, John D.W., 91, died July 21, 2013. WEHREN, Keith J., 60, died July 27, 2013. WILCHER, Leamona, 38, died July 23, 2013. WILLIAMS, Tariyah, 3, died July 19, 2013. YOUMANS, James, died July 27, 2013. ZINT, Eugene Joseph, 74, died July 23, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS BAKER, Kenneth Dewayne, Sr., 50, died July 30, 2013. BANKS, Melvin Eugene, Jr., died July 27, 2013. COBB, Mary Lee Robers, died July 17, 2013. HARRELL, Ruth Ham, died July 25, 2013. HICKS, William Bruce, died July 21, 2013. HOUGH William A., 66, died July 27, 2013. OWENS, Leonard, died July 27, 2013. WILSON, Robert Bobby Lynwood, died July 26, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR AUGUST 3, 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...

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So the boss offered instead to sell Maponya damaged clothes for cheap. Maponya resold the clothes after work and on weekends, and earned enough to go into business himself. Today, the 81-year-old owns supermarkets and car dealerships, as well as the biggest mall in Soweto. Maponya is the most prominent in a small club of early black businesspeople who have proved what an important role black entrepreneurship can play in building South Africa. Yet his success also stands out for how rare it is in a country where a quarter of the workforce, most of it black, is unemployed, and most blacks still struggle in poverty 14 years after white rule ended. The role models coming to the fore is important, the success stories coming to the fore is important, said Neren Rau, chief executive officer of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry. But were still not getting to the point of the gap closing between rich and poor. Maponya showed early signs of entrepreneurial instincts. As a boy, he dammed a stream in the northern South African hills where his family raised dairy cattle, drew water from his pool for a vegetable plot, then sold the cabbages and tomatoes to earn extra money. Yet he did not at first consider a career in business. He studied to be a teacher, about as high an aspiration as a black South African could have in the 1940s. He arrived in Johannesburg a 24year-old graduate of a teaching college in 1950, a year after the white government adopted a series of laws to keep the races apart and blacks in servitude. Maponya had a contract to teach in Alexandra, a neighborhood of middle-class black homeowners, until the government began stripping them of their property rights in the 1960s. Maponya never made it to the school. Soon after reaching Johannesburg, he heard by chance of a white business looking for a sales assistant and offering four times a teachers pay. He went for an interview and got the job, helping choose stock for a line of clothing sold to poor blacks at stores in rural areas and near mines. With Maponya advising on what customers wanted, sales rose so quickly his white boss was given a promotion. Thats when his boss took him aside to apologize that he could not be promoted as well, because that would mean putting a black man in charge of white workers. The boss offered Maponya damaged clothes, which he sold to customers on a pay as you buy basis the term he coined for whats known today as layaway. The practice helped his business spread by word of mouth. By the time jealous colleagues cut off his supply of factory seconds two years later, he had saved 50,000 South African pounds, the currency in use at the time. It was a considerable amount at a time when a nice shirt cost 25 cents. I thought I was going to start the first retail clothing store in Soweto, Maponya said. White bureaucrats thought differently. He was told blacks should only think of themselves as temporary sojourners in the 87 percent of the country reserved for whites. They would say, `If you want to become a businessman, you must go to where your father was born to find opportunity, Maponya said in an interview near the pool in the garden of his grand home. The house sits in what was once a whites-only Johannesburg neighborhood that is a short drive and a lifetime away from Soweto, which was envisioned by apartheids architects as little more than a vast dormitory for black workers. His portrait in oil greets visitors near the door, its broad shoulders nearly lifesize. Maponya, who describes himself as just a stubborn young man who never used to take no for an answer, went to a young Soweto lawyer named Nelson Mandela for help. Mandela was not able to get Maponya a business license, but was able to get him a small-scale traders permit. I did not hesitate at all, Maponya said. His sure touch for suits suddenly didnt mean much. He drew on his days on his familys dairy farm. He started out selling milk in the small quantities preferred by his neighbors, many of who did not have electricity or refrigerators. Within six months, his business had grown from 10 employees to 50. Maponya invested his milk profits in land and other businesses, and now is the patriarch of a family enterprise with wide interests. For pioneers like Maponya, the desire to prove whites wrong may have been what kept them going, said Mthuli Ncube, who heads the new Centre for Entrepreneurship at Johannesburgs University of the Witwatersrand. He tells his students they need passion, as well as to learn the basics of reading balance sheets and drafting business plans. Maybe one needs to be angry, but you have to channel it in a positive way, Ncube said. Maponya acknowledged there were times when anger drove him. Ive never failed in whatever Ive tried to do. It wasnt my failure I was being denied the opportunity. I kept fighting, he said. His Maponya Mall is a case in point. He bought land with plans to build a mall, but it took 28 years before he could find banks and partners willing to take what they saw as the risk of building in Soweto, even though Maponya knew many of its 1.5 million people a third of Johannesburgs population regularly trekked to white neighborhoods for upscale shopping. The deal finally closed in 2001-02, though Maponya misspoke as he related the story, saying it was in -2022. Corrected by his niece, a deep laugh rumbled from his large chest: Im very much ahead of time. He has stayed in touch with the lawyer who helped him get started, even visiting Mandela in prison during the apartheid struggle. Mandela, by then retired as South Africas first black president, was there to cut the gold ribbon when Maponya Mall finally opened. Maponya is a celebrated and revered figure among South Africans, as awards like a recent honorary doctorate from a Pretoria university show. Angie Makwetla, another Soweto entrepreneur who at 61 is a generation younger than Maponya, has been inspired not just by what he has accomplished, but by what he will leave behind. One looks around in South Africa, one can actually count the old, blackowned family businesses on one hand, Makwetla said. We need to start a legacy. Maponya says that while politicians fought for the liberation of our country, I was fighting for the liberation of our economy. That day has not yet come, he said. Blacks no longer have to break the law to own businesses, but the legacy of second-class black schools persists. Ncubes center just offered its first short course for unemployed but educated blacks interested in starting their own businesses, and most of the class of 34 had never used a computer. Most blacks have not grown up in professional homes, so dont have Wr"htqo"crctvjgkf."Uqygvq"oknnkqpcktg"c"tqng"oqfgn the chance whites might have had to learn in a family firm, intern at the offices of a family friend, or gain some history or experience that persuades you that business is a good life for you, said Rau, of the chamber of commerce. The climate is tough for any new business, black or white, amid global hard times and South Africas reputation as strike-prone and crime-ridden. Long denied property, black entrepreneurs dont have the capital to persuade private lenders to back their ideas and get credit. For years, much of the focus of the governments black economic empowerment programs was encouraging established white businesses to share their wealth through stock transfers to black employees, for example. Maponya said the government should have concentrated on creating institutions to lend or grant capital to young entrepreneurs. Earlier this year, the government-owned Industrial Development Corporation created a special 1 billion rand fund to finance entrepreneurs from South Africas marginalized groups. Shakeel Meer, an Industrial Development Corporation executive, said he looks to the next generation of entrepreneurs to create jobs. As for Maponyas generation? The lesson that people can take from them, Meer said, is that if it was possible under those conditions, theres no reason why it cant be possible now.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR AUGUST 3, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. THROUGH OUR EYES 2012, /20 Perfect Vision, which has been on display at the Ritz Theatre and Museum since December 13, 2012, closed on July 31after an extended engagement. Celebrating 20 years, the exhibit of new works by African-American artists is the longest running show of its kind in Jacksonville. Through Our Eyes 2012 featured twenty artists: Yuwnus Asami, Rhonda Bristol, Glendia Cooper, Keith Doles, Overstreet Ducasse, Annelies Dykgraaf, Charles Eady, Blue Franswa, Marsha Hatcher, Etta Haygood, Jhory Jones, Traci Mims-Jones, Gil Mayers, Suzanne Pickett, Adrian Rhodes, Tiffany Rodriguez, Laurence Walden, Roosevelt Watson, III, Olice Williams, and Daniel Wynn. To mark the occasion, a closing celebration, Through Our Eyes: Creative Spectrum, was held in the gallery on July 26. The event recognized the visual artists featured in the 2012 exhibit. The arts advocacy group, A Day in LaVilla presented performing arts genres, such as spoken word and musical expressions. A lively crowd of friends and supporters came out for the closing celebration. Through Our Eyes was conceived and has been curated since 1993 by Lydia P. Stewart, who was a public affairs producer at PBS station WJCT, where the exhibit was first presented in celebration of Black History Month. The program moved to the Ritz, along with Stewart, after she accepted the position of Museum Administrator in 1999. The program expanded to include gallery talks, art classes, and collaborations with poets and musicians. To date, about 75 artists have participated in the show. Lydia is excited about the growing community of new and younger artists who have become involved in the creative destiny of the Ritz Theatre and Museum. For more information about events at the Ritz, visit their website at www.ritzjacksonville.com or call (904) 632-5555. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ARTIST SPOTLIGHT.Twenty-two year old Lisa Virgo has been drawing since she was 5 years old. She was enrolled in a magnet school of the arts to encourage her obvious talent. When her family moved to Valdosta, Georgia, there were no art schools in the area. After graduating from high school, she moved to Jacksonville to attend the Art Institute of Jacksonville to study the business of art. Lisa is currently the resident artist at The Cypher Poetry & Soul, an open mic event in Jacksonville that features local and touring poets and musicians. Specializing in acrylic portraiture, her work can be seen all over the city. To contact Lisa, visit her website at www.lisavirgo.com Artist Adrian Pickett, Jr. is a Jacksonville native and graduate of William M. Raines High School. He knew at a young age that he wanted to be an artist. Adrian says he spent two years skipping his other courses in order to attend art class. He spent those years drawing anything and everything. Today he does some painting and sculpting, but specializes in charcoal portraits that are so finely rendered theyre often mistaken for photographs. Visit the Adrian Pickett Gallery in the Jacksonville Landing. According to the website, hours are by appointment, so call ahead at (904) 300-5754. His website is www.adrianpickett.com L-R: Adrian "Dri" Rhodes, Gil Mayers, Laurence Walden (sitting), Rhonda Bristol, Roosevelt Watson III, Traci Mims-Jones, Adrian Pickett, Lydia Stewart, Andre Irvine, and Daniel Wynn L-R:AngieGardner-Sherman,MarilynWilkerson, andMaryJones L-R:MuseumassistantAdonnicaToler andartist,LisaVirgowithherworks L-R:ArcadiaBrown,AdonnicaToler,and LydiaStewart,RitzTheatreandMuseum administrator RichardSingletaryandFrancesBradley Adrian Pickett Jr. of the Adrian Pickett Gallery L-R:LindaRileyandFeliceFranklin

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THE STAR PAGE 5 AUGUST 3, 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. Favorite meal, music, and owers: Check. A little planning goes a long way when it comes to preparing dinner for that special someone. The same can be said for enjoying great savings at Publix. There are Buy One Get One Free deals and weekly specials on the items you love throughout the store. Bring in your coupons and save even more. With all the ways Publix helps you save, you can cross something else off your list. Leftover money: Check. Nothing says romance like leftover Savings.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR AUGUST 03, 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: Carla Floyd Age: 17 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 7/17/13 Name: Walter Arrington Age: 13 Weight: 117 lbs Last seen: 7/22/13 Name: Charles Robertson Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 7/14/13 Name: Deija Lewis Age: 14 Weight: 191 lbs Last seen: 7/12/13MOSTWANTED Name: Deborah Booker Offense: Forgery Name: Justin Michael Brown Offense: Lewd Lascivious Sexual Battery w/12-15 year old Name: Michael Nathaniel Briscoe Offense: Organized Fraud When You are Stopped by a Police Officer on the Road Police officers must continually engage citizens during the course of their duties. Law enforcement officers are trained how to do so safely, efficiently, and effectively. A problem can occur, however, when citizens do not know how to react and respond when approached or engaged by a police officer. Why would a police officer want to talk to me ? Police officers work off information provide by citizens and their own observations. There are a variety of reasons an officer would want to question you. Checking out a complaint phoned into 911 by someone in your neighborhood. A crime has just occurred in the area you are in or live in. You could be a possible witness. You might fit the description of the suspect. Another citizen pointed you out as a witness or a suspect. Officers' observations may lead them to think you need assistance or are acting suspicious. A routine traffic stop. If you are not sure why you are being stopped, ask politely at the appropriate time. Keep in mind that some investigations are time sensitive and the officer might not have time to explain things to you. Tips for when you are stopped by a police officer Respectful forthright responses usually resolve the situation faster. Avoid sudden unexplained movements. Keep your hands visible at all times. Do not put them in your pockets. If in a vehicle, pull over safely out of the flow of traffic. At night, turn on your interior light in the vehicle. Do not get out unless told to do so. Place your hands on the steering wheel. Remain calm and ask permission for whatever movements you're going to make before moving. Do not argue. Guilt or innocence can only be determined in court. Following these few tips can lead to proper communication with an officer and less likelihood of problems that could be easily avoided. Always remember that police officers prepare for the worst to happen and initially treat all situations as if the worst was about to happen. This helps keep both officers and citizens safe. Safety Man Tries to Take Officers Gun in Courtroom Shortly after 9 a.m., an inmate, Robert Lewis Bridges III, 24, was in-custody sitting inside a courtroom waiting for his case to be called on unrelated felony charges. Bridges was secured with leg shackles as well as handcuffed in front with an attached waist chain. A Master Sergeant, who is also an 18-year veteran, along with two other officers were in the courtroom in full uniform providing courtroom security. At one point, Robert Bridges lunged forward and with both hands grabbed the Sergeant's holstered firearm. The sergeant immediately took defensive action and was able to prevent Bridges from pulling her firearm from her holster. The two other officers, immediately assisted the sergeant and were able to restrain and remove Bridges from the courtroom. Bridges was taken to a holding cell where he awaited until the additional charges listed above were added. Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident. The additional charges that Bridges now faces are battery on a law enforcement officer and depriving officer of means of protection. RobertBridges Three men were arrested for plotting to rob, kidnap, torture, and killing a business owner who supposedly owed them money Police received information that a group of individuals were conspiring to rob, torture, kidnap and/or murder a man. A plan was put in motion after a series of meetings and conversations over the course of several days. Due to the nature of the criminal activity, surveillance was established by detectives with various components of the Major Crimes Unit. Detectives learned that the conspirators were gathering firearms, masks, body armor, zip ties, and other weapons and materials necessary to achieve the goal of obtaining the money owed. They intended to kidnap the man and any of his employees who got in the way. If the victim failed to comply with their demands they discussed the various means of torture they would employ to get the money. If necessary, they would kill the victim. Four days later in the morning, the suspects loaded their weapons and supplies into a 2007 blue Dodge pickup truck and began to drive. As they were on the road, officers and detectives intercepted the vehicle and took the suspects into custody. Arrested were Mohamed Said Aly, 40, Cornell Windel Bunting, 33, and Earl Polack, 34. All three were charged with three counts of conspiracy to attempt to kidnapcommit of facilitate commission of felony and one count of conspiracy to attempt robbery with a firearm. Aly and Bunting were also charged with three counts of solicitation to kidnapcommit of facilitate commission of felony and one count of solicitation of robbery with a firearm Aly and Bunting are being held on $475,000 bond. Polack is being held on $400,000 bond. Cornell Bunting Mohamed Aly Earl Polack Man Murders Girlfriend Before Leading Police on Chase A man was arrested for first-degree murder for the death of his girlfriend. At approximately 8:25 p.m., police received a 911 call in reference to a stabbing in progress at a residence. Officers arrived on scene and observed the victim, 25-year-old Bianca McGaughey, lying on the sidewalk with multiple stabs wounds in her torso and neck. The Fire Rescue team responded to the incident scene and pronounced the victim deceased. Detectives responded to the scene and learned that the suspect Brian McGhee, 29, was driving a Pontiac Grand Am, silver in color with black racing stripes. He had arrived at the apartment complex and parked in a parking spot. He then exited his vehicle and approached the victim that was walking toward him. He then began stabbing the victim. McGhee then walked back to his vehicle and fled the apartment complex. Detectives discovered that McGhee and victim had previously dated, but had stopped dating a year ago. The suspect had continued contact with the victim. Officers with the assistance of surrounding law enforcement agencies, identified McGhees vehicle as it traveled at a high rate of speed. A pursuit was initiated and the suspect crashed his vehicle into a guard rail. A K-9 dog was deployed to assist in taking the suspect into custody. Upon approaching the vehicle, the suspect did not respond to commands to place his hands in the air. Once the K-9 dog was deployed inside the vehicle and apprehended the suspect, the suspect complied and was taken into custody. The suspect was transported to a hospital in where he was treated for injuries sustained in the crash and the K-9 apprehension. McGhee was released from the hospital two days later. McGhee was charged with first degree murder. He is being held without bail. According to police, McGhee is a former pro wrestler with the stage name of The Future Donovan Ruddick. Brian McGhee

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AUGUST 3, 2013 THESTAR PAGE 7 The Fourteenth Alumni Convention and the Commencement of Twenty-Eight Charter Years of the Ralph L. Bunche Camden County Training School Alumni Moving Forwar d Focu sing on Progress is the theme for the Ralph L. Bunche Camden County T raining School Alumni Association 2013 Homecoming Convention. Convention was held Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. Periscope : Gospel Fest (First African Missionary Baptist Church Kingsland, GA), Alumni Breakfast, Financial Workshop, General Session, Cookout, Scholarship Dance, Cruise, Golf, Class, Family Social Time, Banquet (the Camden Convention Center), Morning Worship at First African Missionary Baptist Church St. Mary's GA. State Representative Al Williams gave a standing ovation speech that reach the hearts and souls of the audience. You didnt attend? You missed a magnificent occasion. A record breaking at-t endance with class donations around $15,000. Through the years of such events, well over $100,000 dollars have been given away in scholarships to students in the area. J oAnn Jones, Adell James, Alice R. Brown, Jewell Joseph, Eloise Wilson, Estella German, Margaret Jordan, Johnetta S. Williams, Altermese Washington, LouFera Miller, Ida Smith, Ruth Joseph, Merrill Joseph, Earnie L. Jenkins, Jim Banks, Linda Davis, Trennial Owens, Frances M. Jackson, Sandra Green Craig, Berma Owens, Bettie lloyd Walker, Sherrell Grahm, Clarence Rudolph, Kenneth Waye, Roscoe Alderman, Corrine Alderman, Joyce Forman, Jacqurline Mosos, Jerelene Williams, Peggy Smith, Joe Hamilton, Emma Gibbs, Julia M. Massey, Marvene Rosa Kight, Robert Kight, Shirley Owens, Emma Rogers, Marilyn Howard, Clinton R. Terry Sr., Willie Mae Terry, Ida C. Mack, Betty Roberts, JoAnn Jacobs Singleton, Willie Hopkins, Theodore Parrish, Luberta D. Dullivan, Joanne V. Mainor, Barbara Sullivan, Claudia Walker, Linward James, Gerald C. Roberts, Mack Sullivan Sr., Nancy Hop-kins, n/m, Felton Carter, Lorraine h. Sullivan, Sir Gene Dawson, Ruth Joseph, Chilon Henderson, Ida Henderson, Vernon Campbell, Merrill Joseph A special Thanks and Appreciation to Photographer Frank M. Powell, III. Mayor of Kingsland, Georgia Kenneth E. Smith Sr., Clara McLaughlin Florida Star and Georgia Star, State Representative of House District 165 Congressman Al Williams and his wife, Olivia. E mma Lou Gibbs Barbara Rhone Lounita Armstrong Peggy Smith (First Lady, Kingsland, Georgia) Class of 1938: Eloise Wilson, Estella German, Margaret Jordan, J ohnetta S. Williams, and Mayor Kingsland, Georgia Kenneth E. Smith S r. Not Pictured: Mrs. Evelyn Hubbard Galvin, and Mrs. Estelle Griff in Clark All Class 1938 to 1970

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AUGUST 3, 2013 THESTAR PAGE 8 Ralph L. Bunche Camden County Training School Alumni Association 2013 Homecoming Convention "From the Saint Mary' s Negro School, the Camden County Training School was erected in 1927" the memories vibrantly live on in the minds of the students who o nce attended those facilities. They were the all-black schools of segregation days and the schools that celebrated during the Ralph L. Bunche Camden County Training School Alumni Association 2013 Homecoming Convention. Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, 2013 The fourteenth Alumni Convention and the commencement of twenty-eight Charter years of the Ralph L. Bunche Camden County Training School Alumni brought together community members, former students, and teachers to keep the histories of the schools alive. The 2013 Homecoming Convention kicked off with a Gospel concert featuring RJB/CCTS Alumni Rev. James Howard and The Sensational Tone and Georgia Sate Representative Al Williams gave the Keynote address at the banquet. This year the banquet had a record breaking attendance with class donations around $15,000. Through the years of such events, well over $100,000 dollars have been given away in scholarships to students in the area. Marie Brogsdale and Kenneth E. Smith, Sr., Mayor, City of Kingsland First African Baptist Church Men's Choir Rev. Mack DeVon Knight singing with the Sensational Tones Kenneth E. Smith, Sr. Mayor, City of Kingsland The Sensational Tones James Howard /The Sensational Tones

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AUGUST 3, 2013 THESTAR PAGEJohn Oehser jaguars.com Ray Polk, a rookie free safety from the University of Colorado, signed with the Jaguars on Wednesday, a move that came two days before the Jaguars are scheduled to open 2013 training camp. Polk (6-1, 219) was released on Tuesday by the Seattle Seahawks, where he had signed as a rookie free agent shortly after the 2013 NFL Draft. Originally recruited to Colorado as a running back, Polk moved to the secondary following his freshman year, and sustained a series of injuries while at Colorado, missing practice or playing time with shoulder, sternum, wrist and ankle issues. He started three games as a redshirt freshman in 2009, and then started at free safety as a sophomore with 60 tackles. He then registered 60 tackles as a junior despite missing two games with concussion symptoms, and started seven games as a senior after missing five games with a high-ankle sprain. Polk immediately adds speed to the Jaguars secondary, having run the 40-yard dash in 4.43 and 4.4 seconds at the Colorado Pro Day this past spring, according to NFL.com. Meanwhile, Adam Yates, a kicker from South Carolina, and Cole McKenzie a wide receiver from Southern Oregon each signed with the Jaguars Thursday, the same day the team released rookie safety Chris Banjo and rookie tight end Kyler Reed. McKenzie (6-feet-2, 190 pounds), a rookie from Southern Oregon, originally signed with the Jaguars as a rookie free agent shortly after the 2013 NFL Draft in late April, then was waived in mid-May before participating in a practice. He was unable to attend the early part of the offseason program because Southern Oregon was still in class. McKenzie earned NAIA All-American honors last season by setting Southern Oregon-records with 1,661 yards and 18 touchdowns receiving. He also set a Southern Oregon single-game record with 18 receptions for 265 yards in a playoff loss to Morningside. Yates (6-1, 196) won the South Carolina kicking job as a senior last season, making 11 of 17 field goals and converting 49 of 49 extra points. The Jaguars had signed Reed and Banjo as rookie free agents following the April draft, which Banjo earning a spot on the 90-man roster as a tryout player in a rookie minicamp a week after the draft. The Jaguars roster now stands at 90 entering training camp.Jacksonville Suns collect 16 hits in fourth straight win JAGUARS:Who is cleared to play and who has to stay sidelined By Matt Leland, Florida Suna JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Suns (20-16, 54-49) scored the first 12 runs of the second game of their series against the Chattanooga Lookouts (14-22, 49-57), eventually holding on for a 12-4 win at Bragan Field, the team's fourth victory in a row. The Suns jumped on Lookouts starter Duke von Schamann (2-4) for eight runs in fewer than four innings, launching a pair of home runs and handing starter Matt Neil (2-2) plenty of run support in front of 3,141 fans at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. "We swung it well tonight," Barkett said. "It was a real nice win." J.T. Realmuto began the scoring onslaught with his fourth home run of the season, a solo blast in the bottom of the second that put Jacksonville on top 1-0. Realmuto, who did not play in Sunday's series opener, finished 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI's. "For him to get four knocks tonight was huge," Barkett said. "He needed a rest [yesterday], but he looked real comfortable at the plate [tonight]." Three batters later, after Neil extended the inning with his second hit of the season, Isaac Galloway crushed his first career Double-A home run to give the Suns a 3-0 advantage. The Suns would add a run in the third, and then broke the game open with a five-run fourth. Danny Pertusati's fourth home run of the season capped the quintet of runs, a two-run tater that gave the Suns a 9-0 lead. Mark Canha extended his hitting streak to nine games in the victory, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Meanwhile, Neil put together his best start of the season. The right-hander threw six scoreless innings and allowed just one hit, a first inning single. "He pitched well," Barkett said. "We needed him to do the job for us, and he did. I was proud of his effort." The Lookouts scored four runs in the eighth inning to avoid their sixth shutout since the Southern League All-Star Game on July 17 but could not escape their second straight loss to the Suns. Suns right-hander Robert Morey (4-7, 4.63) is scheduled to make the start for Jacksonville in game three of the five-game series on Tuesday, set for a 7:05 p.m. ET start. Morey will be opposed by Chattanooga left-hander Chris Reed (3-8, 2.82) as the Suns seek to clinch a series win. Suns fans can listen to Tuesday's game on the Suns Baseball Network, 94.1 WSOSFM or through jaxsuns.com, MiLB.com or the Suns iPhone or Android app, beginning at 6:50 p.m. ET with the UF Health Suns Pre-Game Show. Fifty Cent Family Feast returns on Tuesday, and it's also Social Media Night & Gate Tuesday Night Tickets. Fans can enjoy $.50 hot dogs, peanuts and ice cream treats, sponsored by Oscar Mayer, Hampton Farms, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Folio Weekly and 99.9 Gator Country. Also, fans should be sure to connect with the Suns on social media throughout the game for special prizes. Fans may present a receipt from any local GATE Convenience Store at the Suns Box Office for Buy OneGet-One Tickets. 600 Year Record Broken:Youngest Person To Pass UKBar Planning To Practice In BahamasWhen Gabrielle Turnquest was the youngest person to earn an undergraduate degree in psychology from Liberty University in Virginia she was 16. Two years later, shes achieved another feat she is the youngest person the called to the Bar of England and Wales after passing her exams. She is now qualified to practice in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas where her parents are from. Turnquest was born in Florida. Success at a young age is nothing new to the family. Her sister Kandi passed the Bar at 22. According to the UK Telegraph, the average lawyer undertakes the Bar Professional Training Course when they are 27. I am honoured to be the youngest person to pass the Bar exams but, really, I was not aware at the time what the average age was,she said. I didnt fully realise the impact of it. Her next goal?She plans to take the Florida Bar. Turnquest aspires to be a fashion law specialist. HAITICELEBRATESCARNIVALDEFLUERS

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There is only so much I can do on my own... The special interests know it, and they're counting on you to be silent on gun violence and climate change. They hope you're not paying attention to creating jobs or fixing our broken immigration system. And they plan to make the loudest noise when your members of Congress come home for August recess. I'm counting on you to be just as vocal -to make sure the agenda that Americans voted for last year is front and center. Say you'll do at least one thing as part of OFA's Action August in your community, no matter where you live. I know it's easy to get frustrated by the pace of progress. But it's not a reason to sit back and do nothing -our system only works if you play your part. If you don't let your representatives know where you stand in August, we risk losing an important battle on your home turf. So I'm asking you to speak up -commit to do at least one thing in your community during Action August: http://my.barackobama.com/Commit-to-Action-August Thanks, Barack League of Women Voters Jacksonville/First Coast: August 14 Board of Directors Organizational Meeting 10:00am. Vietnam Veterans of America Elections Volunteer Meeting 11:00am. WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jax, 32202; August 16 Vietnam Veterans of America Convention Election. Hyatt Regency, Downtown Jacksonville 7:00am; August 23 Women's Equality Day Celebration Cummings Chapel, St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 256 East Church Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, 10:00am-2:00pm; August 28th 2nd Annual Member Retreat. The Stetson Kennedy Foundation Overlooking beautiful Beluthahatchee, 1519 State Road 13, Fruit Cove, Fl 32259, 11:00am. SEA ISLANDS BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL A cultrural richness join us! Friday, August 16th, Tribute to Greatness, Casino Theatre at the Pier at 8:00 p.m. Celebrating Marian Anderson, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dexter Gordon, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Luther Vandross, Sarah Vaughan, Stevie Wonder, The Harlem Renaissance with our very own local celebrities. Donation is $15.00. HEALTH & WELNESS LECTURE AND W ORK-SHOPS, by Dr. Nancy J. Williams, Saturday, August 17th 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Center by the Lighthouse. SUNSET MASKED BALL Saturday, August 17th at 8:00 p.m., at the Heritage Center by the Lighthouse. There will be Live Jazz, DJ Marz Oldies and Goodies Music; Cuisine and Drinks. Donation $20. FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE, WHERE THE SPIRIT IS IN THE WATER! Sunday, August 18th at 7:00 a.m., Dance, Song, Poetry & Drum. HISTORIC FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH GOSPEL AND THE WORD (Established in the Year 1859) Sunday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brenda Iglehart. Tribute to Gospel Legends, 5800 Frederica Rd. 2013 Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair Jacksonville, FL August 07, 2013 Employment workshop: 9 a.m., Hiring Fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., JaxPort Cruise Terminal, 9810 August Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32226. This hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Florida Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, FL DEO, NBC News, and other local partners. PAGE 10 THESTAR AUGUST 3, 2013 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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