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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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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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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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Serving you since 1951. Rated A+Ž by the Better Business Bureau An Award Winning Publication Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers.thefloridastar.com Listen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show. The peoples choice The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star!(904) 766-8834Still The Peoples Choice! STRIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! www.thefloridastar.com SEPTEMBER 7 SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 VOL. 63 NO. 21 STILL ONLY 50 Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, Or Credit CardsAccepted Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com ad@thefloridastar.com Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered First News..................................1 Church..........................2 News &Notes...............................3 Talk of Town.................................4 Columns..............................5 Crime and Justice........................6 Local-Florida................................7 Local-Georgia........................8 Sports........................9 Community.....................10 Classified...............11 Business........ ............................12 I N S I D E See Inside Church Talk of the Town Local Florida-Georgia Sports Community MISSINGCHILDREN SEE Crime & JusticeWhat Really Happened to Kendrick Johnson? When the parents of Kendrick Johnson learned that their son had died, they could not compare his appearance on how, especially when they were told his death was accidental. Of course, when you see Kendricks pictures before and after, why would the police officers think their findings would be believed by anyone, including their fellow officers. The parents were arrested for protesting. Kendrick Johnson was a Lowndes County High School student found dead rolled up in a gym mat at the school back in January. The second autopsy report directly contradicts the autopsy completed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The original autopsy says that Kendrick Johnson died as a result of "unexplained, apparent non-accidental, blunt force trauma." Which is what the family says they thought all along. This new autopsy report was commissioned by the family-and it directly contradicts the autopsy completed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. When Kendrick Johnson's body was found in a gym mat in the Lowndes High School Gym on January 11th. The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office said there were no signs of foul play. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy report said he died by accidental asphyxiation. But the family didn't buy that and hired their own pathologist for a new autopsy. The pathologist said he found blunt force trauma to Kendrick Johnson's neck that were consistent with inflicted injury. Lydia Whitlock: "It gives a little bit of relief, but the day that we get justice for my nephew will be the ultimate relief and the ultimate exhale for the family. We certainly would like to have the Justice Department to intervene and to reopen the investigation. We think that there are certainly enough questions that have been raised." The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office had no comment about the results of the second autopsy. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said they stand by their report after reviewing the findings of the second autopsy. According to CNN, a second independent autopsy shows Kendrick Johnson died of "apparent non-accidental, blunt force trauma". "Whatever happened, somebody has to pay. You know, it's just hard to believe that something like that can happen at a place like that and nobody knows anything," said Eddie Tooley, Kendrick's grandfather. There are two sides to this story but the only thing both agree on is Kendrick died in the gym. It was an accident, was the finding of the initial autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. They say it was the result of suffocating by hanging in the mat upside down over night, after trying to grab a shoe. That theory doesn't make sense to the family and they say it doesn't explain the bruises said the county coroner who also says it took the sheriffs office six hours to contact him, when he should have been called immediately. The Florida Star has received a large number of calls comparing Syrian residents being killed, stating we need to first take care of the murders in America within the minority communities before even considering money or military forces going to another country. Get the Help Needed to Lower Your Mortgage PaymentsNo, this is not Emmitt Till, it is Kendrick Johnson in Georgia, 2013 Ms. Rosemary Williams, standing in her front yard, advising listeners of how she was able to lower her monthly payment and save her North Jacksonville home through NACA. For more information on how you can purchase a home or lower your monthly payments, with minimal interest rates, see page 5 of this paper and meet with representatives.Saying Goodbye to Ms. Leapheart Girl Sent Home Because of Hair Braids Gwendolyn Clarice Leapheart Born August 19,1921 Passed on Monday, September 2, 2013 Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Gabriels Episcopal Church, 5235 Moncrief Rd W, The Deborah Brown Community Schools policy against faddishŽ hair „ such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawksŽ „ led to a 7-year-old girl being sent home from school in tears. Tiana Parkers father, Terrance Parker, told KOKI that he was forced to pull his daughter out of the Tulsa charter school after administrators hassled the family about her appearance. Parker, whos a barber, said school officials at Deborah Brown told him that Tianas hair didnt look presentable. Shes always presentable. I take pride in my kids looking nice,Ž Parker told KOKI. She went to the school last year and didnt have any problems,Ž he added, telling a reporter that Tianas hairstyle had not changed. It hurt my feelings to the core,Ž Parker said as he comforted his visibly upset daughter. Tiana, a straight-A student, has been enrolled at another school that welcomes her new hairstyle. Tiana began to cry when the reporter asked her why she was sad.Arsenio Hall Back with Late Night Show CBSArsenio Hall: Back in the game Arsenio Hall returns to a changed, and much more crowded, late-night TV landscape He is extremely polite and instantly likable, good qualities in someone once again asking America to spend an hour each weeknight with him. His Chicago background, while relatively short, was very important: The57-year-old has a lot of friends such asMagic" (Johnson), "Quincy" (Jones), and "Jay" (Leno), and still more people by their full names: Stevie Wonder, Alec Baldwin, Billy Bush, Bill Maher, Andrew Dice Clay. Indeed, ask him about re-entering late-night in an era when there are so many more players in that field than when he left it, in 1994, and he relays what some of those friends have been telling him: "When a Quincy Jones would say, 'I can't believe that you're not gonna try it again,' I'd always say, 'It's crowded, it's crowded. It's not like it was.' And I always got from people „ and maybe it's 'cause I want to believe this „ from Quincy Jones to Alec Baldwin, people always said, 'But I still think, "You're not there."' And maybe my taste and personality is different enough to create a 19th late-night show that might find a home." Lets see!

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NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH located at 737 Jessie St., Jacksonville, FL, with Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor. We, the Members of the Steward Board of New Fountain and the entire membership, cordially invite you to join us as we show our appreciation to our Pastor and First Lady, Sunday, September 8, 2013. at 10:30 a.m. and Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Our 10:30a.m. Speaker will be Vonkesha Jenkins, the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Louis Kirkland. The Fountain is looking forward to the fellowship may Gods richest blessing be upon you and your church family. Call 904-358-2258 for more information. SUMMERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 690 West 20th St., Jacksonville, FL, with Dr. James W. Henry, Pastor. CHOIR #1 IN CONCERT, Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Special Guest Soloist Gary Chisolm from Atlanta, GA; Special Guest Choir St. Paul C.M.E. Cathedral Choir, Savannah, GA. Choirs from the surrounding Jacksonville area. For more information, call 904-598-0501. Were looking forward to a day of High Praise. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH -Youre invited to St. Paul Lutheran Church Annual Prayer Breakfast.Ž Our Guest Speaker is Mrs. Deidra Oliver Franklin, an inspiring, prolific Christian author and inspirational speaker. Mrs. Franklin has written a poem, short stories and guidebooks for people of all ages that she is eagerly waiting to publish. It is her desire to create literature, based on the word of God which touches a heart and changes a life.Ž Join us on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8:30am-11:00am as Mrs. Franklin answers the call to teach and spread the word of God throughout the world.Ž A free breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to (904) 765-4219, so that we may be prepared for your visit. St. Paul is located at 2730 West Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Website: www.spljax.org FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST will host a free Parenting Seminar with tips from a lineup of great speakers on how to more effectively connect with our youth. The seminar will provide opportunity for questions and discussion on communicating, motivating, and educating our children. Dr. Pamela Jackson Smith, Homeless Education Coordinator/Parent Specialist for Flagler County schools, will address education and the role that adults play in helping students focus on studies and academic achievement. The date is September 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a light lunch. Participants must register with the church at 386-446-5759. First Church the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor is located at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. JACKSONVILLE, FL AKERS, Jerald Thomas, Jr., 68, died August 30, 2013. ALFORD Sarah Elizabeth, 79, died August 29, 2013. ARMSTRONG DQuan Deandre, died August 24, 2013. BAKER Alex Lowell, 11, died August 24, 2013. BARNES Nancy Anne, 59, died August 27, 2013. BODIE Donnie Mae, died August 25, 2013. BOGGUS, Ina Mae, 80, died August 30, 2013. BRINKLEY, Jennifer Lashun, 45, died August 30, 2013. BROUGHTON Walter Ray, 79, died August 31, 2013. BROWN-WHITE Anton, 24, died August 26, 2013. BUCHANAN Nan S., 77, died August 30, 2013. BYERS, Patricia, died August 31, 2013. BYRD, Johnnie A., 66, died September 1, 2013. CALHOUN, Fannie M., died September 1, 2013. CINTRON, Lucidenia Hernandez, 84, died September 3, 2013. COUCH Robert R., Jr., 58, died August 31, 2013. COURTNEY Bernard K., 70, died August 30, 2013. DIANGELO Lynda Kaye, 55, died August 26, 2013. FLOYD Herbert Bird Eugene, Jr., 52, died September 2, 2013. GEORGE, Luvina Delores, 73, died August 27, 2013. GREEN Inez Hinton, 94, died August 30, 2013. HALL, Felicia, 42, died September 2, 2013. HALL, Mamie, died August 29, 2013. HALL Sandra Lee, 68, died September 1, 2013. HAMACHEK Donald Daniel, Sr., 92, died August 26, 2013. HARRIS Herbert, died August 27, 2013. JENKINS, Sinclair Devert, Jr., 54, died August 29, 2013. JOHNSON Imogene, 78, died August 30, 2013. JOHNSON, Truett, 70, died August 31, 2013. KELLY Carl Linwood, Sr., Suga Boy,Ž died August 25, 2013. KOHL Arline C., 80, died August 27, 2013. LAND Betty Jean, 71, died August 30, 2013. LEAPHEART Gwendolyn C., died September 2, 2013. LITTLE, Carlton, 61, died August 24, 2013. LUKES, Ronald Bernard, 59, died August 29, 2013. LUNSFORD Anthony Carey, 59, died August 26, 2013. MARTIN Roy, 62, died August 29, 2013. MATHEWS, Hannah Frances Irving, died August 26, 2013. McCOOK, Lottie, 93, died September 1, 2013. MITCHELL, Lt. Col. Shelton O., US Army (Retired), died August 28, 2013. MOORE, Elizabeth Ann (Sherrill), 66, died September 2, 2013. MOSEBERTH, John Johnny Franklin, 72, died August 27, 2013. PHELPS Robert L. Bob, 70, died September 2, 2013. PIERCE, Mary Magalene, 47, died August 26, 2013. REESE, James, died August 29, 2013. ROBERTS, 1st Sgt. Molbro, 79, died August 27, 2013. ROBINSON Queenie H., 78, died August 28, 2013. SEBRING, Mary Louise Peebles, 72, died August 25, 2013. SHANNON, Wayne Arthur, 91, died August30, 2013. SMITH, Stephen Carl, 30, died August 29, 2013. STEPHENS, Henry, 91, died August 31, 2013. SYKES, Julius, died August 28, 2013. WEAVER James Louis, 43, died August 25, 2013. WILLIAMS, Geddas, 89, died August 31, 2013. WILLIAMS, Jerry, 72, died September 2, 2013. WILLIS, Frank David, Jr., died August 31, 2013. WOODARD, Johnnie, Sr., 71, died September 1, 2013. WOODEN, USN CPO (Ret) Madora Lynette Tillman, 59, died August 23, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ARENS Kathryn Anne Kathy,Ž died September 1, 2013. LEMON, Owen, died September 1, 2013. FLYNT, Delpha Lloyd Nanny,Ž died September 2, 2013. MORAN, Ned, Jr. died September 1, 2013. RIORDAN, Sandra, 62, died September 2, 2013. STODDARD, Alan G., 84, died August 30, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 7, 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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What Are You Passionate About?This question can be phrased in many ways: what is your niche, what makes you tick, what do you love doing the most, and most importantly what is your gift to the world? Everyone has a God given gift. Everyone has at least one exceptional gift/talent. It is important to find your passion as a youth, so you will not waste your entire life searching for it. The first step into finding your passion is finding who you are. I enjoy watching the television series, Oprahs Master Class, on OWN Network. Each episode is a documentary on a master whether its a master of music, poetry, business, or life. The majority of the documentaries are on high power celebrities including Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Maya Angelou, and Oprah herself. Each masters story is different, but they all start with the same beginning, learn who you are. The central theme of the show is to find yourself, work on your craft, and inspire others through your gift. Here is a small guide to help you find yourself, so you can find your passion and achieve mastery. Ask yourself the following questions: 1.What do I love to do the most? 2.What do I excel in? 3.Do my parents know what I like and what I excel in? 4.Is what I love doing the most and what I excel in the same thing? 5.Am I willing to sacrifice and take chances for what I love to do? 6.Do I have any obstacles holding me back from my passion? 7.If so, how can I overcome them? 8.Do I have a plan if I seriously want to pursue my passion? 9.Will I dare to be different for my passion? 10.Most importantly, will I choose to lead or follow? Now go out into the world and find your passion! Stay tuned for...SEPTEMBER 7, 2013THESTARPAGE 3 ITS LITTLE MEECHIEAn eight year old Lil Meechie, wa at Boatwrights grocery store picking out a pretty good size box of Tide laundry detergent. Mr. Boatwright walked over and, trying to be friendly, asked Lil Meechie if he had a lot of laundry to do. Oh, no laundry,Ž he said. Im going to wash my new puppy.Ž But you shouldnt use this to wash your dog. Its very powerful and if you wash your dog in this, hell get sick. In fact, it might even kill him.Ž But Lil Meechie didnt listen and carried the detergent on to the counter and paid for it, even as Mr. Boatwright still tried to talk him out of it. About a week later Lil Meechie was back in the store to buy some candy. Mr. Boatwright asked, how is the dog doing?Ž Oh, he dead,Ž Lil Meechie said. Mr. Boatwright, trying not to be an I-told-you-so,Ž said he was sorry the dog had died, but added, I tried to tell you not to use that detergent on your dog.Ž Well, I dont think it was the detergent that killed him.Ž Oh, what was it then?Ž I think it was the spin cycle.Ž Kelsey Coffey, a freshman at Camden County High School is a dedicated gifted student who enjoys dancing, singing and writing.

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PAGE 4THE STARSEPTEMBER 7, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.Conference of African-American Historians and Scholars Will Convene in FloridaCalling Florida a stronghold of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the national president and executive council vote to continue with plans to meet in Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Florida … The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH, prounounced ah-sah-lah) will hold its 98thAnnual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida at the Hyatt Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk October 2-6, 2013. Organizers expect close to 1,000 to attend in spite of the call for a boycott of Florida and repeal of the states Stand Your Ground law following the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. For 98 years, ASALHs annual conference has drawn attendees from all over the U.S. and international destinations. The meeting features presentations of scholarly papers, panel discussions, and round tables abo ut matters affecting African American life in the United States as defined by the annual Black History month theme. Conference plenary sessions are free and open to the public. African American heritage tours of Kingsley Plantation, American B each, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine are also available for purchase by the public. Distinguished guest speakers include Director of the National African Art Museum and Jacksonville native Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, daughter of Medgar Evers, Ms. Reena Evers, renown poet and author Sonia Sanchez, sister of slain 16thStreet bombing little girl Denise McNair, Ms. Lisa McNair, Director of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad and many more. After George Zimmerman was acquitted of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, ASALH members were among the voices in support of boycotting Florida. With barely three months before the opening session, the executive council met to discuss the pros and cons of moving the meeting to anothe r state. ASALHs national president Daryl Michael Scott had these comments after the council voted to keep the meeting in Jacksonville. For nearly a century, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has sought to empower people through knowledge, and recent events make it necessary for us to rededicate ourselves to our founding purpose....Ž As for ASALH, we will go to Florida in early October precisely because our local branches and members have asked us to come an d bring knowledge to bear on the problems confronting their community and the nation. This is the right thing for us.Ž Scott has announced the creation of an empowerment project to update election laws and state histories on efforts to disfranchi se Black people, which will be presented in Jacksonville. For conference registration or exhibit information, visit http://online.asalh.org Founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson known as the father of Black History, ASALH promotes the history and culture of Black life to a worldwide audience. Annually, the organization creates and establishes the theme for Black History month. This years theme, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington celebrates significant anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation (1863, 150 years) and the March on Washington (1963, 50 years). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Join the James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH for an evening of Dinner, Dancing, and Fun Aboard Foxy Lady Cruises Jacksonville Lady WHEN: October 3, 2013 9:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. COST: $60.00 per person WHERE: Hyatt Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel 225 E. Coastline Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32202 (boarding dock located in front of hotel) ATTIRE: Casual Dress You dont want to miss it! Seating is limitedreserve today! *Tickets are non-refundable For Tickets Contact : Khamil Ojoyo, Committee Chair: 904-635-3813, kujistar@yahoo.com Anita Shepherd, President: (904) 536-6906, amshepherd2003@yahoo.com

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PAGE 6 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 07, 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: Lakendra Jones Age: 17 Weight: 180 lbs Last seen: 8/23/13 Name: Taylor Mulcahy Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 7/07/13 Name: Abigail Porter Age: 14 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 8/26/13 Name: Cardayza Watts Age: 16 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 8/01/13MOSTWANTED Name: Arthur Cobb Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon Name: Andre Wallace Clements Offense: Sexual Battery, Burglary Assault Any Person Name: Richard Crawford Offense: Felony Battery You and Your Car! Always beware of the different dangers you can get yourself in involving your car. Never be careless or unprepared whenever you decide to get in your car. You can never predict what will happen and you must take responsibility. Here are some tips: € Keep your cars Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and a complete description in a safe place at home. Since 1969, the federal government has required manufactures to engrave a unique number, the VIN, on all passenger cars in one visible and several hidden locations. One VIN is engraved on a metal plate on the dashboard near the windshield. VINs of stolen cars are registered with the FBIs National Crime Information Center. € License plates frequently are stolen from cars used in other crimes. Get in the habit of checking your plates when you drive. A few drops of solder on the bolts or blurring the threads can help safeguard your plates. € Keep the following information in a safe location.: Year; Make; Model; Color; Id# or VIN; License #; Identifying Marks; Insurance Co.; and policy # Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include: Also beware of carjacking. Carjacking is a crime of opportunity „ a criminal searching for the most vulnerable potential victim. Sometimes it is the first step in another crime. If It Happens to You € If the carjacker threatens you with a gun or other weapon, GIVE UP YOUR CAR! Dont argue. Your life is definitely worth more than a car! € Get away from the area as quickly as possible. € Try to remember what the carjacker looked like „ sex, race, age, hair and eye color, special features, clothes. € REPORT THE CRIME IMMEDIATELY TO THE POLICE BY CALLING 9-11. Reducing Your Risk of Becoming a Victim € Walk with purpose and STAY ALERT! € Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! If something makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, get into your car quickly, lock the doors and drive away. € ALWAYS approach your car with the key in your hand. € Look around, under and inside the car before you get in. When you are on the road € ALWAYS keep your doors locked and windows rolled up (if its hot and you dont have air conditioning, roll them up at least part-way) no matter how short the distance youre traveling or how safe the neighborhood. € Drive in the center lane to make it harder for potential carjackers to approach the car. € AVOID driving alone. Travel with someone whenever possible, especially at night. € When you are coming to a stop, leave enough room to maneuver around other cars, especially if you sense trouble and need to get away. € Always drive with the doors locked. If a thief cant get in your vehicle, you stand a better chance of leaving with it. € DONT stop to assist a stranger whose car has broken down. You can help instead by driving to the nearest phone (or using your cell phone) to call police for help. Safety Man Arrested for Robbing Bank Customers at ATM Machines 34-year-old Charles Griffin is a suspect in multiple ATM robberies and detectives have been trying to locate him. Police gathered enough evidence through surveillance, such as his physical features and his vehicle. Police on routine patrol recently spotted a vehicle matching that of the suspect at a gas station. Police approached and questioned Griffin and noted he matched the surveillance photo from a Bank of America ATM robbery. Detectives positively identified Griffin as the same person seen in the surveillance photo. Detectives also identified Griffin in an attempted robbery of a ATM customer from a Bank of America and a Chase Bank. Griffin was arrested with one count of robbery with a weapon. Additional charges are pending. The investigation continues. Charles Griffin Man Killed Over a Dog A man was arrested for murdering a man over a dog. Patrol officers responded to the area to assist the Fire Rescue Department with a man who was cut and bleeding found the victim, 25-year-old Joseph Micah Primo. He was found with multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. One of the responding officers observed a subject that appeared to match the description of the suspect leaving the apartment complex in a taxi cab. The occupant in the taxi was confirmed as the suspect of interest, 32-year-old Tyehimba Yazid Fort, was detained and interviewed by homicide detectives. Police say the suspect and the victim knew each other. Investigators were able to determine that the argument began over a pitbull. Police say the victim had initially given the dog to the suspect, but the suspect then gave it to another person leading to the violent altercation. During the initial interview the suspect admitted to being in a fight with the victim but denied stabbing him. In a subsequent interview, the suspect admitted to leaving the apartment with the knife that he used to cut the victim multiple times. Fort was arrested and will be facing murder charges. He will be held without bond. Fugitive andGirlfriend Arrested for Theft at Walmart Police arrested two people for retail theft, and during the investigation detectives learned the male suspect was a fugitive from justice. Detectives investigated two incidents in which laptops were stolen from a Walmart store and circulated photos of the suspects to police. An officer recognized them from his routine patrols in a specific area and was able to locate a female identified as 29-year-old Sara King. King told police they could find the suspect, who was her boyfriend, at work. 38-year-old John Seals, who lived at the same address as King, reportedly had a felony warrant for escape out of South Carolina. In July, A judge had ordered him to wear a GPS electronic monitor following his arrest on multiple drug charges but Seals had cut it off before leaving the state. Seals is charged with two counts of grand theft, and will be held without bond on the Fugitive from Justice charge. King is also being charged for her involvement with two counts of grand theft. Tyehimba Fort John Seals Sara King Healthcare Worker Scams Elderly Woman and Her Disabled Son Police arrested a man who stole money from an elderly woman and her disabled son after applying for credit cards in their names. The investigation began in late July when an out-of-state relative was visiting his 81-year-old grandmother and discovered several financial irregularities with her accounts. In addition, two credit cards had been opened in the name of the woman's 40-year old son who has a disability and the mental capacity of a 5-year old. During the investigation, detectives discovered 31-year-old Nosman Calixte worked for the victims' residence as a home health care aide and he had obtained the disabled man's personal identification and used it to apply for the credit cards. The credit cards and statements were mailed to Calixte's residence and he was using them to make purchases.. The investigation also revealed Calixte made bank withdrawals of several thousands of dollars from the 81-year old victim's checking account. Recently, the 81year old victim passed away. No charges have been filed at his time, but the investigation is on-going with additional charges pending. Calixte was arrested and charged him with exploitation of a disabled adult and criminal use of personal identification information. Nosman Calixte

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LOCAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2013THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida Andrew Jackson Class of 1978 35 years Reunion August 8, 2013Andrew Jackson Class of 1978: 1st row Troy Levon. CanadyWanda Ford Crumpler-Mattie Riley Hayes-Sylvia StriplingGail Watson Moore-Zondra Mathis …Theresa James LawtonRenee Jones Senior, 2nd row John Joe WilsonFrank StylesRay SinclairDelois BarnetDequita Clark HendleySandra Lawson Dennis 3rd row Kirk Clark-Ruby McClendon JacksonIt takes a certain amount of guts to go to your high school class reunions; particularly when the graduation was 35 years ago! The year was 1978. The radio station was rocking the Funkadelics One Nation Under a Grove,Ž our Afros were styled to perfection and everyone had at least one pair of bell bottom jeans. Fast forward to August 3, 2013 at the home of Chris (Jackson Alum Class of 82) and Felicia Canady when approximately 40 members of Andrew Jacksons Class of 1978 came together to reminisce, renew friendships and relive the glory days of their youth. This was their first reunion since walking across the stage at the old Jacksonville Coliseum. This festive group shared life stories, triumphs and sorrows, ate delicious food, laughed, cried with joy and danced the night away. This is what a high school reunion is all about! The question on everyones lips as they left the party was when are we going to do this again? If you would like to participate in the 36th reunion of Andrew Jacksons Class of 1978, scheduled for August 1…3, 2014 in Jacksonville, contact AJTigers1978@gmail.com. Its a beautiful thing, this growing older stuff. Jacksonvilles Eastside Features New Affordable Housing Thanks To Operation New HopeOn Aug. 21, Operation New Hopes President and CEO Kevin Gay and Mayor Alvin Brown unveiled eight newly constructed, affordable houses ready for first-time buyers to call home. The new neighborhood, named Oakland Commons, revitalized what was once a stretch of vacant and dilapidated lots i n the historic Eastside neighborhood. Oakland Commons is more than housing, its a new beginning and the first step for families in our community on a path of achie vement, investment, and success,Ž Mayor Brown said. These projects take time and teamwork, but they pay off in a big way, not just for the underserved, but for everyo ne.Ž The Neighborhood Stabilization Program, funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by t he City of Jacksonvilles Housing and Community Development Division, contributed $2.2 million to bring Oakland Commons to fruition. Home buyers who participate in the program have received up to $50,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance. Five of the homes are currently under contract, with the city accepting ap plications for the three remaining properties. Operation New Hope is proud to take positive steps with so many dedicated partners to strengthen the Jacksonville community,Ž said Gay. Quality, affordable housing represents a major opportunity to build value in our core neighborhoods. Restoration is an empowering concept, and its encoura ging to see so many people and organizations coming together to help.Ž Building partners MasterCraft Builders, BB&T, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) joined Operation New Hope in ded icating the homes, along with representatives from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelsons office and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. MasterCraft Builders s upported Operation New Hopes other signature program Ready4Work, which assists ex-offenders with re-entry into the community and workforce, by employing program p articipants during construction of the homes. Oakland Commons is part of a larger revitalization effort in Eastside and Springfield called EPIC (Empowering People Inspiring Change). Operation New Hope has played a large role by building and restoring nearly 80 affordable homes in the area over the past decade. For more information about Operation New Hope, visit their website at www.operationnewhope.com For more information about the Oakland Commons community, please visit http://onhdevelopment.wordpress.com Mayor Alvin Brown and CEO Kevin Gay Oakland Commons Andrew Jackson Class of 1978 John Joe Wilson-Troy Levon Canady-Frank Styles-Kirk ClarkRay Strickland-Rhonda Terry

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Steve Harvey kecked off the award nominations for this years 11th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards show (formerly the Hoodie Awards) an event Harvey hosts annually in Las Vegas, by the brainchild of Steve Harvey and television/radio producer Rushion McDonald. Every year, community members doing great deeds and delivering outstanding services to good ol regular folk are recognized for their hard work and enduring effort. The HOODIE show honors local businesses, religious/neighborhood leaders, churches, and high schools for their contributions as well as excellence within their own neighborhoods. An entrepreneur, a Pastor, a Educator and a Bishop; Although they come from different backgrounds, the 2013 FORD Neighborhood Awards' Best Community Leader nominees all share a common goal: to create positive change in the communities they serve. Typically, Ford gives away a car, but instead, the company recognized the importance of embracing and uplifting businesses and supporting the community in a different way. This year, Ford presented Stan Richards author of From the Bus to the BentleyŽ with the Community Leader of the Year award. Along with the accolades, Richards also received a $30,000 check to be donated to a non-profit organization of his choice, a first for Ford and the Neighborhood Awards. This award show is best described as the Oscars with an urban flair. Brunswick's Danny Clay was ushered in as he opened the door for the "Nite Cap"in Songs as he performed Grown and Sexy Music with an Testimony that is sure to bring a lost and/or seeking soul H-O-M-E. The Neighborhood Awards features a diverse and ultra talented group of celebrities, actors, athletes, and recording artists who present 12 non-traditional awards to the stars of our neighborhood. The Presenters are: Carla Ferrell, Stephen A. Smith, KEM, Kym Whitley, Tamara Tunie, Earthquake, Ed Gordon, Judge Alex Ferrer, Tichina Arnold, Wendell Middlebrooks, Shirley Strawberry, Anthony Hamilton, Phylicia Rashad, George Wallace, Sheryl Underwood, Judge Greg Mathis, Dr. Phil, Marvin Sapp, Nephew Tommy, Shemar Moore, Ronreaco Lee and Yolanda Adams PAGE8 THESTAR SEPTEMBER7, 2013 DANNY CLAY:Brunswick's Native Son Soothes the Hearts at The Hoodies Tamar Braxton and Danny Clay. Danny Clay and Nephew Tommy KEM and Danny Clay Danny Clay and Yolanda AdamsIsadora Hunter Celebrates Her 90th Birthday Born and raised on Saint Simons Island, she has been a member of First African Baptist Church, SSI Island all of her life. She is an active member of the Ushers Ministry and continues to oversee the Christmas and Easter Productions. Isadora Hunter is the Mother of the Church and most of all She still drives, cook, teach Sunday school, clean, care for herself and do her own gardening, As we commemorate The anniversary of the March on Washington as a time of reflection for many across the country, Clara McLaughlin and the Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers pause to wish a Happy 90th Birthday to Isadora Hunter.

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9FRIDAYNIGHTFOOTBALL: Ribault Trojans 7, First Coast Buccaneers 12 JAGUARSENDPRESEASONINATLANTA UPSETTINGFALCONS 10 7 Bethune-Cookman's Brown Wins JU Meet to Open 2013 Cross Country Season JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Dodging a band of coastal storms, Bethune-Cookman cross country got the 2013 campaign off to a great start, Friday evening at the JU Short Course Duals. The Wildcats tallied five top 10 finishes, including one individual champion. We wanted them to take the race serious and wanted to see where there competition level was,Ž Head Coach Donald Cooper said. Individually, the Wildcats leaders proved themselves, setting a great standard for the rest of the season. Expected to lead the team this season, junior Ricy Brown not only led B-CU, but topped the entire field, finishing first overall with a time of 17:15.0 in the 5.1k race. Curtis Riggins (19:09.0) and Ronald Simpson (19:20.0) also made appearances in the top 10, finishing seventh and 10th, respectively. Nnamdi Davis (22:05.0) at 18th and Kevin Lewis (24:40.0) at 22nd rounded out the Wildcats performers. The mens squad finished with a combined time of 1:42:29.0, topping Kennesaw State, but falling just behind meet host Jacksonville. On the womens side, Kirsten Taylor led the way, finishing third in a time of 14:40.0. Freshman Nyajock Pan made an outstanding first performance to open her collegiate career, coming in seventh in 15:01.0. Morgan Brown (15:43.0) finished 13th, Alexys Lewis (17:46.0) was 24th and Jessica DeRoux (18:48.0) crossed in 25th. The women finished third with a total time of 1:21:58.0, topping Savannah State. The Jacksonville meet was great start for our top runners,Ž Distance Coach Garon Jackson said. Ricy dominated the race from the start, and he's continuing to develop into a good distance runner. Kirsten looks very strong and she improved her time from last year by one minute. She went out hard and maintained a nice rhythm.Ž The Wildcats cross country team returns to action next Saturday (Sept. 7) in Florida A&Ms Bobby Lane Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla., beginning at 9 a.m.By DARRELLBAKER & FRANK WITT Its was the tail end of the NFL preseason Friday night I was at the Georgia Dome to witness it with the Atlanta Falcons vs the Jacksonville Jaguars. As expected, very few starters, if any were on the field of play last night as players still vying for spots on the team were giving it their best in their last game hoping to make the final cuts down to the final roster. The Jaguars received the ball to start the game off with Chad Henne under center, however their first series was over quick as a pass from Henne intended for #18 Ace Sanders was intercepted by #23 Robert Alford of the Falcons. The Jaguars had settled down by the next series and ended up finishing out the first quarter with points on the board leading the Falcons 7-0. The consistency didnt last two long as quarterback Matt Scott had two second-quarter turnovers that led to nine Atlanta points and ended the first half of the game with the Jaguars leading Atlanta by 1 point 10-9. All in all the Jaguars where able to hold off Atlanta after a shaky start and messy second half putting another 10 points to the Falcons 7 points. The Jaguars youngsters were just a bit better than the Falcons in this final contest of the preseason. Now the final evaluations begin in the trimming of the rosters and defining whats left to fix and improve upon in order to have a successful season that starts in just under 10 days. Jaguars, fans ready for opening day, marked improvement from 2012 Coming off a 1-3 preseason the Jacksonville Jaguars open their 19th season in the NFL when they play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at EverBank Field at 1 p.m. Eighth-year running back Maurice Jones-Drew will play in 100th regular season game when the Jaguars host the Chiefs. Through 99 regular season games, Jones-Drew has rushed for 7,268 yards and 63 touchdowns on 1,570 carries and has caught 292 passes for 2,559 yards and 11 touchdowns. Starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert played in two games on the preseason before injuring his thumb and completed 18 of 26 passes for 184 yards, one #16 Denard Robinson for 4 yards to Atlanta 49 2nd quarter #12 Mike Brown for 4yds in 1st quarter#16 Denard Robinson 14 yds to Jacksonville 47 in 2nd quarter#32 Jacquizz Rodgers stop by Jacksonville # 27 Dwayne Gratz#16 Denard Robinson for 1 yard to Jacksonville 46 2nd quarter Ribault Trojans Cheerleader Ribault Varsity Iyra Hall, Tokia Smith, Dajah Rodall, Alexis McCormick, Jermanvee Singleton, Azjaah Rogers captain, Fantasia Knight, Kiarra McIntosh, back Marah Wright, Shaniece Taylor, Shankgua Johnson, Azia Smith, Jessica Curtis captain, Ronicshc Lee, Jalisa Curtis, Natera Hall, Seqoya Williams, Faith Platts, three years back to back State finalist Ribault Trojans Marching Band First Coast Buccaneers Cheerleader First Coast Buccaneers Marching Band Diamond Divas PHOTOSBYFRANKMPOWELLIII

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Gwendolyn C. LeapheartFormer Member of the Jacksonville Civil Service Board / Retired New York State Civil Service Employee Separate but Equal rendered unconstitutionalFor Mrs. Leapheart, the Brown vs. Board of Education decision expanded the quality of education for African Americans and enlightened other ethnic groups of the strength, knowledge and contributions of African Americans to the world community. Mrs. Leapheart did not experience a fully integrated faculty. Prior to that, her primary and secondary education was held in one room school houses until fourth grade and Boylan Haven, a private school for girls, here in Jacksonville. At Boylan Haven, the curriculum included the basics as well as Latin, French, music appreciation, physical education and home economics. At Boylan Haven and Talledga College (Alabama), where she received her Bachelors degree, both schools had integrated faculty and staff, but the student body was all Black. Mrs. Leapheart remembers that the Black Experience in a segregated society usually meant a more unified community because of the partnership among the home, the school and the churches. The populations in segregated communities were smaller and we knew most of our leaders, personally. Our voting power was concentrated, but we still did not have the percentages in powerful positions that we have today. The Brown vs. Board of Education decision was a mountain top experienceŽ for those who had marched in civil rights causes; who voted, at side windows when they could; who traveled on segregated trains in cars closest to the engine with no access to the dining car; who had no access to public facilities; and who were subjected to verbal and physical abuse. The decision validated the need for and continuation of efforts of many organizations like the NAACP and the Urban League that are still fighting for the civil liberties due to all citizens. 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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 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS I Wish Wed All Be California FoilsDr. James L. SnyderIt was my pleasure to take my first trip to California. I heard many rumors about California and particularly the people there. Overall, my trip was a blessing and the people I met were truly wonderful. I did, however, have an illusion of California burst. You know how it is, you hear a lot about something or someone and much of what you hear you later find out is not true. One of the first things I discovered when I got to California was that they are not as progressive as I was led to believe. Everybody thinks California is way ahead of the rest of the country. I found it not to be so. Coming to California from Florida I discovered California is at least three hours behind Florida. This came as a shock to me. I could not believe people in Florida were ahead of people in California in anything. Truth cannot be denied when faced boldly. Also, I heard interesting rumors about the LA Freeway. Believe me, it is really nothing to boast about. The speed limit sign along the freeway said 65 mph. I guess that represents some of the comedy Hollywood is known for. Driving on the freeway, when I was moving, I almost hit 15 mph. For a state so concerned about global warming, they allow their cars to sit on the freeway doing nothing but blowing exhaust into the sky. In the state of Florida, an old geezer will not get in his car unless he can hit 70 mph, along with other things. I must admit those California people on the LA Freeway were very friendly indeed and much to my surprise, quite religious. All of them were greeting me in a very husky voice and then pointing me towards heaven. They actually were encouraging me to go to heaven. Of course, in all the anxiety of the LA Freeway, they got their fingers mixed up and instead of using the index finger, used another finger. That is beside the point. The important thing is they wanted me to go to heaven. Of course, as I think of it no w, maybe they wanted me to go to heaven at that moment! During my visit, friends took me to several Mexican restaurants. For the first time in my life, I had what is called a taco. How they come up with these names I will never know. An interesting thing about a taco is that whoever prepares it, does not actually prepare it. When my taco came, it was all over my plate. There were little piles of this ingredient and that ingredient and then something folded up on my plate, which was the taco shell. What I was supposed to do was buildŽ my own taco. Never having done such a thing in my life I covertly glanced around to see how my friends were buildingŽ their taco. I tried to do the same. I got all of the ingredients on my taco shell, rolled it up, folded it and then looked around to see what I was supposed to do next. Is this finger food? Should I be using a fork or a spoon? I noticed everybody at the table picked up their taco as though it was finger food or maybe a sandwich. Actually, I am not sure what a taco really is. Therefore, not to be the odd guy at the table I picked up my taco and took the first bite. The taco I built was rather cantankerous. As soon as I bit it, all the ingredients in that taco deserted the taco shell and wen t back to the plate. Now what was I supposed to do? As discreetly as possible, one of my friends at the table slipped me a fork. I do not know if you are supposed to eat a taco with a fork, but I did, so arrest me! On my last day, I went to my hotel front desk to see if I could find another restaurant in the area for my last meal in California. I told the person at the front desk that I had eaten at some Mexican restaurants and was wondering if she could recommend a non-Mexican restaurant in the area. She smiled at me and said, S, seor.Ž She caught me off guard so I spun around but did not see any seniors behind me. I turned back and asked again if she could recommend a non-Mexican restaurant. S, seor.Ž Again, I turned around and as true as I am telling this, there was nobody behind me, especially a senior. Then it dawned on me. She was speaking Spanish. After all, this is California. I understand that SiŽ is the Spanish word for the English word yes.Ž I did not let on, however, but I was slightly offended by her calling me a senior. All she had to do was just say yes, sir.Ž That would have made me happy. It is important to hear but more than important than that to hear the right thing. After all, some of the stuff we hear is not worth hearing let alone repeating. The apostle Paul set this down for us. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of GodŽ (Romans 10:17 KJV). My faith is not based upon any rumor but upon the Word of God. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. ZUMBA CLASSES with STUDIO JEAR GROUP FITNESS ARRIVES IN DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE! Maceo Elks Lodge. Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Thursday 20 times. Thu, 09/12/2013 5:45pm. Riverside Arts Market Jacksonville. Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 21 2013 Sat, 05/25/2013 10:00am. Organized by Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), a neighborhood non-profit, the Riverside Arts Market, also known as RAM, offers a dep ALJ Saturday Cartooning & Illustration Classes @ Murray Hill Art Center Art League of Jacksonville Jacksonville. Repeats every 2 weeks every Saturday 30 times. Sat, 08/24/2013 12:00pm. Cartooning Illustration Class with William McMahan at Murray Hill. Ripleys Believe It or Not! thanks Florida K-12 teachers and staff, Sep. 15, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Ripleys Believe It or Not! attractions in Florida are banding together to show their appreciation for K-12 educators that wor k within the state. All Ripley attractions in St. Augustine, Key West, Orlando and Panama City Beach will be FREE for educators in the state between September 15th an d October 20th. All guests with the educators can purchase tickets at 50% off. Educators need to bring a recent pay stub and photo ID to Ripleys in order to receive the discounts. Teachers, administrators, counselors, and suppor t staff are eligible for free admission.

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After a successful debut season, comedian and two-time New York Times best-seller Steve Harvey is set to return with his national-syndicated daytime show, Steve HarveyŽ on September 16. 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The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court, seeks $500,000 in reimbursement of public funds claimed to have been used to care for the out-of-state patients as well an injunction barring Nevada from dumping more patients in California in the future. "Homeless, psychiatric patients are especially vulnerable to the kind of practices Nevada engaged in, and the lawsuit I've filed today is about more than just compensation. It's about accountability," San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a statement about the lawsuit, filed as a class action but not yet certified as such by the court. De'Marquise Elkins, convicted of fatally shooting a baby in the face while trying to rob the child's mother, in Brunswick, GA was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. begins A jury convicted the 18-year-old of murder last month in the slaying of 13month-old Antonio Santiago. The toddler was in his stroller when he was shot between the eyes. Elkins was 17-years of age at the time, so many feel he should not have received such a sentence since he was not quite adult age. However,with the other charges, DeMarquise will have a total of 105 years of imprisonment.Uvqr"vjg"Xkqngpeg"Eqphgtgpeg"Uweeguuhwn"kp"Ekv{ It was a successful luncheon as many of the city leaders gathered at Greater El Beth-El Divine Holiness Church. The luncheon consisted of Political Leaders, Civic Leaders, Pastors, President of the NAACP, Entrepreneurs, President of the SCLC, Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, Public Defenders Office, State Attorneys Office, D. W. Perking Bar Association, Duval County School Board and any and many more who just wish to stop the violence in the city of Jacksonvill The leaders discussed: Not pre-judging others, De-escalating volatile situations, Non-confrontation techniques, Knowing the boundaries of the law, Trespassing Issues, Injunction Issues, Stand Your Ground Issues and Gun Issues.Pgy"[qtm"Oc{qtcn"Ecpfkfcvg"ykvj"Okzgf Hcokn{"Ykpu"vjg"Fgoqetcvke"Rtkoct{ Bill de Blasio closed in on a decisive victory in Tuesdays Democratic mayoral primary while onetime frontrunner Christine Quinn conceded a stinging defeat. But it was not immediately clear if de Blasio, the citys public advocate, would secure the 40 percent of votes necessary to win the primary outright and avoid a run-off election against former comptroller Bill Thompson, who was polling in second place. 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ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH -Youre invited to St. Paul Lutheran Church Annual Prayer Breakfast.Ž Our Guest Speaker is Mrs. Deidra Oliver Franklin, an inspiring, prolific Christian author and inspirational speaker. Mrs. Franklin has written a poem, short stories and guidebooks for people of all ages that she is eagerly waiting to publish. It is her desire to create literature, based on the word of God which touches a heart and changes a life.Ž Join us on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8:30am-11:00am as Mrs. Franklin answers the call to teach and spread the word of God throughout the world.Ž A free breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to (904) 765-4219, so that we may be prepared for your visit. St. Paul is located at 2730 West Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Website: www.spljax.org FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST will host a free Parenting Seminar with tips from a lineup of great speakers on how to more effectively connect with our youth. The seminar will provide opportunity for questions and discussion on communicating, motivating, and educating our children. Dr. Pamela Jackson Smith, Homeless Education Coordinator/Parent Specialist for Flagler County schools, will address education and the role that adults play in helping students focus on studies and academic achievement. The date is September 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a light lunch. Participants must register with the church at 386-446-5759. First Church the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor is located at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH  Annual Prayer Breakfast Ž Our Guest Speaker is Mrs. Deidra Oliver Franklin, an inspiring, prolific Christian author and inspirational speaker. Mrs. Franklin has written a poem, short stories and guidebooks for people of all ages that she is eagerly waiting to publish. It is her desire to create literature, based on the word of God which touches a heart and changes a life.Ž Join us on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8:30am-11:00am as Mrs. Franklin answers the call to teach and spread the word of God throughout the world.Ž A free breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to (904) 765-4219, so that we may be prepared for your visit. NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH, located at 737 Jessie St., Jacksonville, FL, with Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor. We the members of New Fountain Chapel cordially invite you to come and share with us as we present: Behold the bridegroom cometh,Ž Saturday, September 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 904-358-2258. THE HOLY TABERNACLE CHURCH, located at 6416 Miriam St., in Jacksonville,will celebrate its 66th Church Anniversary on September 23 September 29th. The celebration will open with Pastor Paul R. Cardona speaking on Monday, September 23, 2013; Evangelist Carolyn Clark on Tuesday, September 24, 2013; Pastor E. Smith on Wednesday, September 25, 2013; Apostle Austin Lancaster on Thursday, September 26, 2013; and Bishop James Stewart on Friday, September 27, 2013. We will have a Family Cookout on Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. and Services will conclude Sunday at 11:00 a.m. September 29th with our Bishop and Overseer, Bishop R. L. Jones. Our theme is, We came this far by Faith.Ž All are invited to come out to this wonderful occasion and help us lift up the name of Jesus. For additional information, please call Sis. R. Renthope at 904-764-5885. LITTLE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH is having a Community wide Health Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10:00 2:00 PM. Many vendors such as Baptist Health, Wellcare, United Health and many others will be on site to provide valuable information. There will be free food and door prizes. The church is located at 1418 Van Buren Street, Jax, FL 32206, telephone 356-2525. Randy L. Sewell, Pastor. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 904-885-3018. JACKSONVILLE, FL AIERSTOCK, June E., 91, died September 4, 2013. ALLIGOOD Mary Marjorie, 95, died September 4, 2013. ANDREWS, Gretchen Elizabeth, 65, died September 8, 2013. ARMSTRONG, Brenda J., died September 5, 2013. BAETY Colleen, died September 3, 2013. BANKS Vivian, died September 7, 2013. BANIS, Willie James, Jr., 51, died September 4, 2013. BASS, Maggie, 85, died September 4, 2013. BOOKER, Dorothy Lee, died September 9, 2013. BROWN, Yvonne, 62, died September 9, 2013. BURKETT, James Oliver, 69, died September 7, 2013. CHISOLM, Maggie, died September 7, 2013. CLAIR Catherine L., 67, died September 5, 2013. CRAFT, Benjamin, Jr., 52, died September 2, 2013. CRUMADY Louise Ross, died September 6, 2013. DAWSON, Taurus L., 30, died September 6, 2013. DOW, Wanda A., died September 7, 2013. ELLER, Daniel Lee, Sr., 33, died September 2, 2013. FOWLER Percy E., Sr., 66, died September 5, 2013. FRANCIS, Norman Oliver, 59, died September 8, 2013. FRAZIER, Mack Greer, died September 1, 2013. GREEN, Brandon, 21, died September 8, 2013. HAMMON Guy Thomas, Jr., 53, died September 6, 2013. JONES Rose, died September 8, 2013. KOCH, John Arthur, died September 2, 2013. MATHIS Ronnie J., 54, died September 4, 2013. MAULE, Marcus N., died September 7, 2013. McCALL, Doris, 78, died September 5, 2013. MITCHELL Curly, died September 9, 2013. MITCHELL, Madine Davis, died September 2, 2013. NETTLES Faye Mann, 79, died September 5, 2013. NWABUOKU, Elizabeth, 22, died September 4, 2013. PARKER James F., 79, died September 3, 2013. PASS Timothy D., 46, died September 3, 2013. PEACOCK Barbara, 76, died September 4, 2013. PURDY, Anthony Genera, 62, died September 4, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS DAVIS Donald, 63, died September 3, 2013. DRURY, Emily Drusilla Head, 49, died September 4, 2013. GRIMALDI -Zagami, Maria, died September 4, 2013. HEAD, William Washington, 64, died September 6, 2013. RICHARDSON Bertha, died September 3, 2013. TUCKER Eva Yvonne, died August 30, 2013. SCHREIBER, Sandee, died September 6, 2013. STEVENS Gloria, died September 5, 2013. SUTTON Kay Hardy, 75, died September 6, 2013. WATERS, Thomas TomŽ B., died September 3, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 14, 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 Mr. S. K. SANDERSMr. S.K. Sanders of 3550 Hickorynut St., Jacksonville, Florida died Monday, August 26, 2013 at the Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. The funeral service was held Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10:00 a. m. in the sanctuary of the Westside Church of Christ (23 W. 8th Street Jacksonville, Florida 32206). A memorial ceremony followed at the Jacksonville National Cemetery (4083 Lannie Road Jacksonville, FL) at 12 noon. S.K. Sanders was born October 21, 1921 in Dooling, Georgia. Affectionately known as School Boy,Ž he was the son of the late Mr. Ezekiel Sanders and the late Mrs. Nettie Powell Sanders. Early in life, he accepted Christ and was a long time member of the Soul Saving Church where he served as a deacon. In January 1943, he enlisted in the Army and proudly served his country during WWII. He was awarded commendations, medals and received an Honorable Discharge in November 1946. He was also a member of the North Jacksonville Masonic Lodge #387.

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Buy your tickets today! JaxEvents.comWEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 € 7 P.M.Jacksonville Veterans Memorial ArenaPRESENTED BY Tickets available at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office, all outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. TICKETS START AT $15 PRESENTED BY TICKET 15 T A $T A AR ST TICKETS ST TA AR TA S EPTEMBER 14, 2013THE S TARPA G E 3 KV‘U"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Little Meechie arrived home from school in a very sad mood, so he went directly to his room. His grandparents called for him to come down stairs and begin his school work. When he got downstairs, he still had the sad look on his face but tried to obey his grandparents, picked up his school books and papers but did nothing with them. Wishing to get to the bottom of Little Meechies sadness, his grandfather asked him to tell what was troubling him. Little Meechie replied, Today at school I was punished for something I did not do.Ž His grandfather, being a preacher said, Okay, I will call your teacher right away. We will pray for her and get to the bottom of this. By the wayŽ his grandfather asked, what is it they punished you for that you did not do?Ž Little Meechie, with his usual smirk on his face, replied: My homework.Ž Ycpv""YqtmALqgn"Ucnicfq"qh"N{qpu."IC"yknn"dg"jktkpi"46"vgorqtct{"hcto yqtmgtu0"" Pggfgf"htqo"32/37/35"vjtqwij"3/37/36"B"62"Jqwtu"rgt"yggm0 Fwvkgu"kpenwfg< Jctxguvkpi"ecddcig."Xkfcnkc"Ucncf"Qpkqpu."cpf"rncpvkpi Xkfcnkc"qpkqp"rncpvu0"" Ycig"ku"&;09:""rgt"jqwt"qt"vjg"rtgxcknkpi"ycig"tcvg0""Iwctcpvgg qh""qh"vqvcn"jqwtu"qhhgtgf0 Gornq{gt"hwtpkujgu"yqtm"vqqnu."uwrrnkgu"cpf"gswkrogpv0""Htgg jqwukpi"ku"rtqxkfgf"hqt"yqtmgtu"vjcv"ecppqv"tgcuqpcdn{"tgvwtp jqog"cv"vjg"gpf"qh"vjg"fc{0""Vtcpurqtvcvkqp"cpf"uwdukuvgpeg gzrgpug"rtqxkfgf"ykvj"eqorngvkqp"qh"72'"qh"vjg"yqtm"eqp/ vtcev0 KPVGTGUVGF"YQTMGTU"UJQWNF"CRRN["CV"VJG"PGCTGUV IGQTIKC"FGRCTVOGPV"QH"NCDQT"QHHKEG"CPF"RTQXKFG VJG"QHHKEG"YKVJ"C"EQR["QH"VJKU"CFXGTVKUGOGPV0" TGHGTGPEG"LQD"%IC:3394450 September 11, 2013Cp"Qrgp"Ngvvgt"vq"Iqxgpqt"Tkem"UeqvvDear Governor Scott, I am contacting you about a tragic matter that needs to be addressed and hopefully settled. I ask that you read this letter with your heart as well as your eyes, and see the pain and suffering of a mother who must relive the senseless death of her son each year. In February 2000, Florida State University fulfilled a dream held by two young Bahamians when Coach Bobby Bowden offered Devard and Devaughn Darling invitations to become the newest part of the Seminole football family. Coach Bowden told their mother, Wendy Hunter, he and his staff would take care of her boys, offering comfort and assurance that her twins would be nurtured and mentored. The Darlings left their home in Houston, TX, excited about their future. They were determined to make their mark at the collegiate level and continue their careers in the National Football League. Tragically Devaughn Darling would never fulfill this dream, but not by any choice of his own. On February 26, 2001 during preseason training camp he died of over exertion as he prepared for his second season with the Seminoles. Both he and his twin brother carried the Sickle Cell Trait, which if not monitored can have a tremendous affect on the body during strenuous work-outs. Lack of education on the part of the coaching staff played a major role in the death of Devaughn Darling. If he had been properly hydrated and allowed to take a break, his young life could have been saved. His twin brother Devard Darling courageously continued playing the game of American Football, overcoming the obstacles placed in his path. The pain and unbearable grief of losing his closest friend and confidant served as fuel for his stellar collegiate career. In 2004, Devard achieved their dream; he was drafted in the 3rd round of the NFL draft, his life changed forever. Armed with his faith and the life lessons learned in his pursuit of their dream, he was ready to respond to the challenge of being an NFL player. The family of Devaughn Darling sued Florida State University and was awarded a settlement of 2 million dollars. Unfortunately, it is now 2013 and the family is still fighting for justice and closure. FSU paid $200,000.00 to Devaughns parents; however the remaining $1.8 million has yet to be paid. A proud woman, Ms. Hunter works to keep her household afloat in the midst of battling Cancer with no health insurance. She does not want to depend on her son Devard to take care of her, instead she works to be self sufficient and stand on her own but it is getting increasingly difficult. The money that is owed to this family would allow her to get the medical attention needed on an ongoing basis without feeling like she is a burden on anyone. Each year, Ms. Hunter and the rest of the Darling family are forced to relive Devaughns tragic death, and fight for his legacy. Wendy is forced to work with lobbyists and convince them of the significance of this settlement and remind them of the tragedy of Devaughn's story. The family continues to mourn Devaughns death while working to keep his memory alive in the Bahamas and in the state of Texas where the twins went to High School. Not bitter against the Seminoles, Devard now has two sons of his own Devard Jr. and Devaughn, and he works diligently to make sure his sons know how special their Uncle Devaughn was. Although the ending was tragic Devard holds on to the memories of the time he spent with his brother at Florida State University and the since of pride and achievement felt by him and his twin when they were Seminoles. Governor Scott, you have the power to right a terrible wrong. Please help close this horrible chapter in the lives of the Darling family and grant Ms. Wendy Hunter the remaining settlement money that is owed to her. Give her the life Devaughn Darling envisioned for his mother. Thank you, Amy Malone, Family Friend Vjg"Fctnkpi"Hcokn{

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PAGE 4THE STARSEPTEMBER 14, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks JuCobys Party … A Good Time PictorialƒSome were not camera shyƒ E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.CONFERENCE NEWS October 2-6, 2013 Hyatt Hotel Jacksonville RiverwalkSABRINA FULTON, mother of Trayvon Martin will be among the panelists at a community roundtable discussion presented by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH, pronounced ahsah-lah) and Edward Waters College on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Milne Auditorium on EWCs campus. This forum, entitled Stand Your Ground: What Young People Are Doing and Can Do to Continue the Civil Rights Movement,Ž is a part of ASALHs 98thnational conference and is free and open to the public In the wake of George Zimmermans acquittal of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent call for African American organizations to boycott Florida, ASALH national president Dr. Daryl Scott organized the session as an important addition to the Jacksonville conference and as a call to action for the next generation. Other participants include Atty. Richard Brown, president of the local D.W. Perkins Bar Association; Ciara Taylor, Dream Defenders; Angela Nixon, Florida New Majority; Rep. Alan Williams, Florida House of Representatives; and Dr. Scott. ASALH will hold its annual conference in Jacksonville, October 2-6 at the Hyatt Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk. Organizers expect close to 1,000 to attend. Conference plenary sessions are free and open to the public. African American heritage tours of Kingsley Plantation, American Beach, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine are also available for purchase by the public. Distinguished guest speakers include Director of the National African Art Museum and Jacksonville native Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, daughter of Medgar Evers, Ms. Reena Evers, renown poet and author Sonia Sanchez, sister of slain 16thStreet bombing little girl Denise McNair, Ms. Lisa McNair, Director of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad and many more. Founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the father of Black History, ASALH promotes the history and culture of Black life to a worldwide audience. Annually, the organization creates and establishes the theme for Black History month. This years theme, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington celebrates significant anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) and the March on Washington (1963). For more information about the roundtable discussion at EWC contact (888) 530-9401. For information about the conference visit www.asalh.org We Remember Trayvon!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IT WAS THE PARTY NO ONE WANTED TO MISS! JuCoby Pittman celebrated a half century of life (doesnt it sound really, really, really ancient when put that way?), with family and friends at an All White-themed jamming party. The occasion brought out the young (son, Winston Peele ) and the...well, put it this way, if the guest of honor turned fifty you can imagine that her peers are that age and slightly older (tee-hee, tee-hee). The elegant room and the dazzling guests were resplendent in white, Ashley Street Catering presented a lovely menu of delectables, and the Galaxy Experience rocked the house all night long. JuCoby is the CEO/President of Clara White Mission. Under her leadership the Mission has developed and implemented projects, such as 24hour transitional housing, job training in culinary arts, janitorial training and construction maintenance, a Veteran drop-in day center, and a daily feeding program. In addition she has developed a separate 501 (3) organization for the Eartha M. M. White Historical Museum, which provides educational and historical resources to the community. Join the James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH for an evening of Dinner, Dancing, and Fun Aboard Foxy Lady Cruises Jacksonville Lady WHEN: October 3, 2013 9:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. COST: $60.00 per person WHERE: Hyatt Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel 225 E. Coastline Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32202 (boarding dock located in front of hotel) ATTIRE: Casual Dress You dont want to miss it! Seating is limited! Reserve today! *Tickets are non-refundable For Tickets Contact: Khamil Ojoyo, Committee Chair: 904-635-3813, kujistar@yahoo.com Anita Shepherd, President: (904) 536-6906, amshepherd2003@yahoo.com Some wanted to pose with the guest of honor, JuCoby Pittman, far rightƒ Some came with a handsome youngun, who many of us have known since he was a zygote ƒ Some posed with the newsiesƒ Some wanted to go it aloneƒ Some made their way into ALL the photosƒ Some just wanted to DANCE!!! ,,,And The Band Played Onƒ Some others had the same idea. Duh! Its JuCoby and family!!!

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THE STARPAGE 5 SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 Love To Shop Here. Love To Save Here. For a list of current Buy One Get One Free deals, weekly specials and coupons, visit publix.com/save. To view deals on your smartphone, scan the code. What can make Mommy and meŽ time even sweeter? How about the money you save shopping at Publix for your favorite treats and other items your family loves. With a little planning, you can enjoy great Buy One Get One Free deals and weekly specials throughout the store. Bring in your coupons, and save even more. With all the ways Publix helps you stretch your grocery dollars, you can indulge and have something left over: money. Scoop up hugs, kisses and Savings.

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LOCAL SEPTEMBER 14, 2013THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida REMEMBERING 9/11Photos by Frank M. Powell III It was 12 years ago that some 3,000 people lost their lives in a tragic attack. This week at the Historic Fire Museum and Metropolitan Park, A Day of Service and Remembrance citizens came together in unity to work on service projects and participate in the annual Commemorative Program. Starting in 2002, 9/11 family members and support groups wanted to provide a productive and respectful way to honor the memory of those who were lost while also rekindling the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation after 9/11. As a result of their efforts, the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance was established into law by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009.Ž The Women of Color Cultural Foundation is honored to be a part of this national celebration as we witness the 9/11 events expanding each year with a unified compassionate and giving spirit. What can be said about the A Day of Service and Remembrance 911 ceremony hosted by The Women of Color Cultural Foundation honoring our nations military, fire and rescue, police, auxiliary, volunteers, and families who lost their lives that tragic September 11, 2001 date?: In a word Great! As many members of the community pulled together to share their heartfelt respect to our nations fallen heroes the unified sprits of the many community partners and volunteers echoed throughout the event. The State and local Government offices were present and showed of their support. There was a moment of silence in honor of the September 11, 2001 victims. The keynote speech given by Radm Admiral Vic Guillory, City of Jacksonville brought tears to the eyes of many attendees. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department put on an excellent static display with their firefighting apparatus, rescue equipment and drums and pipes Corp in show of their support. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office in show of their support had several demonstrations and brought out their special weapons and tactical equipment. Each branch of the Armed Forces was present to show their support. Also sharing their support was the Edward Water College Chorus, the Raging Bulls Motorcycle Group, AmeriCorps volunteers (from Georgia and Florida), ARC of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Job Corps, Volunteers, and many other community volunteers.

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The All White Affair Praise Party began the evening with Inspirational entertainment, talents and ministry of local Christian artists along with the Todd A. Rhodes Praise and Worship Team of Shiloh Baptist Church, Brunswick, Georgia. The local artist included: DeAnna Woodard, Rose Cameron, Jessica Rogers, Larry E. RogersJr. Jason Fields, Bernard :Busta Woodard Jr., LaRon Moore, Charles Gibbson, Lisa Nicole, McKinley Sartin, Trenton Drayton, Val Williams (Author) and Cedric Frazier. PAGE THESTAR SEPTEMBER, 2013 ALL WHITE AFFAIR PRAISE PARTY ELKINSTOAPPEAL:JURORSFIND TEENGUILTY OFBABYSMURDERAFTERTWOHOUR DELIBERATIONBy ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Just two hours after deliberation, jurors in Marietta found Brunswick teen DeMarquise Elkins (left) guilty in the March 21 murder of toddler Antonio Santiago. His mother Karimah Elkins was also found guilty in tampering with evidence but acquitted in the charge of lying to police. The 22 month-old victim died as a result of being shot in the head while sitting in his stroller during a morning walk. The case thrust Brunswick into the international spotlight. His attorney Kevin Gough, vowed to appeal the verdict. The defenses request to change the jury pool was denied, and Gough noted that it was an all white jury. He told media:If you were a 17-year-old black man from Brunswick, Ga., and you were expecting a trial of your peers and 12 white people showed up to try your case, however hardworking, however impartial, you could understand why Mr. Elkins would be concerned. Star witnesses in the case included Sherry West, the victims mother. Gough went so far as to suggest the parents of the baby may have been involved in his death and even tried to bring their background into question. This was blocked by the judge after the prosecution objected. 15-year-old Dominique Lang, who was also arrested as an accomplice along with Elkins also took the stand. Defense attorney Jonathan Lockwood said that Lang nor West, despite her bizarre behaviour following the shooting were investigated. He claimed the witnesses presented by the prosecution lied repeatedly and many of them had criminal histories and some were drug users. Said Lockwood of the verdict:"They finished their case in 25 hours. Everything else they did after that they just sugarcoated,"

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9COLLEGEFOOTBALL: Tennessee State University 27 Florida A & M University 7 Jaguars Foundation and Florida Blue kick off the 2013 Honor Rows season, awarding 5,000 seats to Jacksonville youth. The opening Jaguars home game against the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off the 2013 Honor Rows Season, with more than 500 students who earned their seat. More than 5,000 youth and their chaperones will participate in the Jaguars Foundations nationally-recognized Honor Rows program this year. The Foundation partners with 40 Jacksonvillearea nonprofit agencies to provide goal-setting programs for economically and socially disadvantaged youth to earn a seat to a Jaguars home game. Since the inaugural season of 1995, a total of 72,000 Honor Rows seats have been awarded to youth, parents, staff and volunteers. Youth ages nine to 17 seek to improve themselves and the community by setting and achieving goals for academic and behavioral improvement, increasing physical activity and eating more nutritionally, and providing volunteer community service. Program duration is a minimum of eight weeks. The youth also take an anti-substance abuse pledge to abstain from illegal drugs, tobacco products and alcohol. The childs parents or guardians co-sign the pledge card agreeing to support the youth in their promise. Historically, with assistance from parents, mentors and agency staff, more than 90% of youth meet their goals and earn their seat. In addition to a game day ticket, Honor Rows participants receive a pledge card, certificate of completion, T-shirt, cap, and a complimentary meal. Drinks for Honor Rows are provided by PepsiCo. During the game, Jaguars team owners Ann and Shad Khan, along with the entire Jaguars organization and fans, acknowledge the youth and their accomplishments. Game day volunteers provided through the United Way of Northeast Florida ensure that the youth have a safe and enjoyable game day experience. Honor Rows is the largest of the Foundations charitable seating programs, which also includes Honoring Our Troops,Ž in partnership with the greater Jacksonville USO, which provides home game tickets for families whose parent(s) are on or returning from deployment with the armed services; youth football associations in low-income neighborhoods; Ronald McDonald House families and others. The Foundation allocates more than 11,800 charitable home game tickets with a value exceeding $430,000. The defense held FAMU to just 156 yards of total offense, forced two turnovers-with one being returned for a touchdownand the Rattlers were 2-of-12 on third down conversions. Defensive attack allowed the Tennessee State football team to pick up its first win of the Senior Tim Broughton led the Tigers with 124 yards on 17 carries for a 7.3 yards per carry average. Sophomore Telvin Hooks was not far behind, gaining 77 yards on the ground on 12 The Rattlers got the ball to start the game and picked up a quick first down. Two plays later, a false start penalty moved FAMU back and eventually set up a third down. FAMU quarterback Damien Fleming changed the play at the line and fired a short out pass to the wide side of the field. Safety David Van Dyke jumped the route, picked the ball off and brought it brought it back 46 yards for a TSU touchdown. The score put TSU up 14-0 with just under seven minutes to go in the first quarter and Tennessee State would maintain its two score lead until Fleming found Lenworth Lennon wide-open in the end zone on a second and goal from the TSU 36yard line. The FAMU touchdown brought the Rattlers within seven with 14 minutes left to go before halftime The Big Blue offense woke up to begin the third quarter and marched right down the field on a 13 play, 76-yard drive. Again, the TSU rushing attack could not be stopped and Hooks found the end zone from 14 yards out at the eight-minute mark. The sophomores score gave the Tigers a commanding 27-7 lead, as Godfreys PAT was blocked. Hookss score proved to be the last of the afternoon as the Tigers continued to pound the ball on the ground to kill the clock and the TSU defense proved unrelenting. Butler finished the day 14of-21 for 131 yards. The freshman did have one interception when a fourth-quarter pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage. FAMU will look for a win next Saturday when the team home game at Bragg Memorial Stadium Sanford College PHOTOSBYFRANKM POWELLIII Buy your tickets today! JaxEvents.comWEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 € 7 P.M.Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Tickets available at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office, all outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. TICKETS START AT $15 PRESENTED BY PRESENTED BY TICKET 15 T A $T A AR ST TICKETS ST TA AR TA

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Please send my Paid Subscription to: Name ____________________________________ Address __________________________________ City _____________________________________ State ___________ Zip Code ________________ Name of Organization for Donation: _________________________________________ _________________________________________A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE()6 Months $22.00 ()One Year $40.00 ()2 Years $70.00SEND TO:The Florida/Georgia StarPost Office Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL32203-40629Ofc:904-766-8834www.TheFloridaStar.com Cash, MoneyOrder, Check, PayPal, and/or Credit Card Accepted Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN-LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING KIRKWOOD HANNAH GREG DANIELS WIL EDWARDS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS SHIQUITA WILSON LAYOUT EDITOR MAY E. 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 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTSJacksonville Woman Wins Top AARP Florida 2013 Volunteer Honor Volunteers age 50+ searching for an exemplary model of service and dedication need look no further than Jacksonville resident Mari Terbrueggen. Mari is the AARP Florida 2013 Andrus Award Winner. She has dedicated the past 13 years to serving the underprivileged elderly in the greater Jacksonville area. In 2000 she helped found Senior Life Foundation which has become a lifeline for older Jacksonville residents. Senior Life Foundation helps forestall evictions, pay utility bills, and purchase eye exams. The AARP Florida Andrus Award, named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, is the Associations highest award for community service in Florida. It is given annually to a volunteer who, through volunteer service, is significantly enhancing the lives of individuals age 50 or older. Maris spirit and willingness to help others is exactly what the Andrus Award is about,Ž says Doug Heinlen, AARP Florida State President. Her dedication to the wellbeing of the elderly in her community is an inspiration to us all. Like AARP Florida, she too is working to improve the lives of Floridians 50+.Ž Maris journey with Senior Life Foundation started when she was appointed to the Mayors council of elder affairs in 2000. One day she was at a senior center downtown when she saw a woman in a wheelchair, who appeared to be in a coma. No one was helping the woman or even paying any attention to her. I couldnt believe it,Ž Mari said. My first thought was We need to help her!Ž Mari later found out the woman was in a diabetic coma, and never had enough insulin to keep her blood sugar normal. She was disheartened to learn that there were no programs in Jacksonville to help the woman, o r others in similar situation. There were tragic needs in he r community that no one was addressing. With the help o f a few friends, Mari founded Senior Life Foundation to do just that. Thirteen years later, Senior Life Foundation has several initiatives to respond to some of the severe issues facing seniors in Jacksonville. The Saving Our Seniors Energy (SOS) program, through a partnership with Lowes and the Independent Living Program, replaces outdated appliances and windows with energyand costefficient products to cut utility bills. This also allows SLF to help more people with their utility bills. Clear Sight fo r Seniors partnered with VistaCon, The Vision is Priceless Council, and Walmart works with people whove neve r had their eyes checked and pays for their eye exam an d glasses. These are just two of many initiatives that Mari has helped launch, and she has more in the works now. Shes very proud to say that Senior Life Foundation is able to give 98% of its money, collected through donations an d partnerships, back to the people shes serving. Mari is so passionate about her work with Senior Life Foundation that when asked about winning the Andrus Award, she shifted the focus from herself. Im absolutely excited!Ž She said. Its a tremendous honor for me, but more importantly its an honor for the Senior Life Foundation. Its so important for us to ge t recognition so we can continue to get support.Ž Special Guest To Join Sheriff Rutherford for a Sheriffs Walk PAL and the Police are Partners on the EastsideThe Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (PAL) Frank. D. Murphy (retired Tampa Bay Bucs NFL player) Athletes With Purpose Join Sheriff John Rutherford, along with PAL personnel, JSO personnel and Frank D. Murphy of Athletes With Purpose, for a crime prevention walk beginning and ending at the Eastside PAL facility, 1050 Franklin Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Sheriffs walks draw awareness to the crime concerns surrounding our neighborhoods and allow residents the opportunity to discuss solutions and engage with the police. In this special walk, Frank Murphy, a great supporter of the educational and recreational programs of Police Athletic League, will join with the Sheriff and meet the neighborhood kids, as they raise awareness about the Police Athletic League in the neighborhood. This event will take place on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, starting at 6:00 p.m. Estimated time to complete the walk is 1 hour. For information, email carlie.fair@jaxpal.com or call 904-355-3308 Ext. 11. The event will be held at Eastside PAL Facility, The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, 1050 Franklin St., Jacksonville, FL 32209. Refer to the map below:

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Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com ad@thefloridastar.com Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered First News..................................1 Church..........................2 News &Notes...............................3 Talk of Town.................................4 Columns..............................5 Crime and Justice........................6 Local-Florida................................7 Local-Georgia........................8 Sports........................9 Community.....................10 Classified...............11 Business........ ............................12 I N S I D E See Inside Church Talk of the Town Local Florida-Georgia Sports Community MISSINGCHILDREN SEE Crime & JusticeWhat Really Happened to Kendrick Johnson? When the parents of Kendrick Johnson learned that their son had died, they could not compare his appearance on how, especially when they were told his death was accidental. Of course, when you see Kendricks pictures before and after, why would the police officers think their findings would be believed by anyone, including their fellow officers. The parents were arrested for protesting. Kendrick Johnson was a Lowndes County High School student found dead rolled up in a gym mat at the school back in January. The second autopsy report directly contradicts the autopsy completed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The original autopsy says that Kendrick Johnson died as a result of "unexplained, apparent non-accidental, blunt force trauma." Which is what the family says they thought all along. This new autopsy report was commissioned by the family-and it directly contradicts the autopsy completed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. When Kendrick Johnson's body was found in a gym mat in the Lowndes High School Gym on January 11th. The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office said there were no signs of foul play. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy report said he died by accidental asphyxiation. But the family didn't buy that and hired their own pathologist for a new autopsy. The pathologist said he found blunt force trauma to Kendrick Johnson's neck that were consistent with inflicted injury. Lydia Whitlock: "It gives a little bit of relief, but the day that we get justice for my nephew will be the ultimate relief and the ultimate exhale for the family. We certainly would like to have the Justice Department to intervene and to reopen the investigation. We think that there are certainly enough questions that have been raised." The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office had no comment about the results of the second autopsy. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said they stand by their report after reviewing the findings of the second autopsy. According to CNN, a second independent autopsy shows Kendrick Johnson died of "apparent non-accidental, blunt force trauma". "Whatever happened, somebody has to pay. You know, it's just hard to believe that something like that can happen at a place like that and nobody knows anything," said Eddie Tooley, Kendrick's grandfather. There are two sides to this story but the only thing both agree on is Kendrick died in the gym. It was an accident, was the finding of the initial autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. They say it was the result of suffocating by hanging in the mat upside down over night, after trying to grab a shoe. That theory doesn't make sense to the family and they say it doesn't explain the bruises said the county coroner who also says it took the sheriffs office six hours to contact him, when he should have been called immediately. The Florida Star has received a large number of calls comparing Syrian residents being killed, stating we need to first take care of the murders in America within the minority communities before even considering money or military forces going to another country. Get the Help Needed to Lower Your Mortgage PaymentsNo, this is not Emmitt Till, it is Kendrick Johnson in Georgia, 2013 Ms. Rosemary Williams, standing in her front yard, advising listeners of how she was able to lower her monthly payment and save her North Jacksonville home through NACA. For more information on how you can purchase a home or lower your monthly payments, with minimal interest rates, see page 5 of this paper and meet with representatives.Saying Goodbye to Ms. Leapheart Girl Sent Home Because of Hair Braids Gwendolyn Clarice Leapheart Born August 19,1921 Passed on Monday, September 2, 2013 Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Gabriels Episcopal Church, 5235 Moncrief Rd W, The Deborah Brown Community Schools policy against faddish hair such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks led to a 7-year-old girl being sent home from school in tears. Tiana Parkers father, Terrance Parker, told KOKI that he was forced to pull his daughter out of the Tulsa charter school after administrators hassled the family about her appearance. Parker, whos a barber, said school officials at Deborah Brown told him that Tianas hair didnt look presentable. Shes always presentable. I take pride in my kids looking nice, Parker told KOKI. She went to the school last year and didnt have any problems, he added, telling a reporter that Tianas hairstyle had not changed. It hurt my feelings to the core, Parker said as he comforted his visibly upset daughter. Tiana, a straight-A student, has been enrolled at another school that welcomes her new hairstyle. Tiana began to cry when the reporter asked her why she was sad.Arsenio Hall Back with Late Night Show CBSArsenio Hall: Back in the game Arsenio Hall returns to a changed, and much more crowded, late-night TV landscape He is extremely polite and instantly likable, good qualities in someone once again asking America to spend an hour each weeknight with him. His Chicago background, while relatively short, was very important: The57-year-old has a lot of friends such asMagic" (Johnson), "Quincy" (Jones), and "Jay" (Leno), and still more people by their full names: Stevie Wonder, Alec Baldwin, Billy Bush, Bill Maher, Andrew Dice Clay. Indeed, ask him about re-entering late-night in an era when there are so many more players in that field than when he left it, in 1994, and he relays what some of those friends have been telling him: "When a Quincy Jones would say, 'I can't believe that you're not gonna try it again,' I'd always say, 'It's crowded, it's crowded. It's not like it was.' And I always got from people and maybe it's 'cause I want to believe this from Quincy Jones to Alec Baldwin, people always said, 'But I still think, "You're not there."' And maybe my taste and personality is different enough to create a 19th late-night show that might find a home." Lets see!

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NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH located at 737 Jessie St., Jacksonville, FL, with Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor. We, the Members of the Steward Board of New Fountain and the entire membership, cordially invite you to join us as we show our appreciation to our Pastor and First Lady, Sunday, September 8, 2013. at 10:30 a.m. and Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Our 10:30a.m. Speaker will be Vonkesha Jenkins, the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Louis Kirkland. The Fountain is looking forward to the fellowship may Gods richest blessing be upon you and your church family. Call 904-358-2258 for more information. SUMMERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 690 West 20th St., Jacksonville, FL, with Dr. James W. Henry, Pastor. CHOIR #1 IN CONCERT, Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Special Guest Soloist Gary Chisolm from Atlanta, GA; Special Guest Choir St. Paul C.M.E. Cathedral Choir, Savannah, GA. Choirs from the surrounding Jacksonville area. For more information, call 904-598-0501. Were looking forward to a day of High Praise. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH -Youre invited to St. Paul Lutheran Church Annual Prayer Breakfast. Our Guest Speaker is Mrs. Deidra Oliver Franklin, an inspiring, prolific Christian author and inspirational speaker. Mrs. Franklin has written a poem, short stories and guidebooks for people of all ages that she is eagerly waiting to publish. It is her desire to create literature, based on the word of God which touches a heart and changes a life. Join us on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8:30am-11:00am as Mrs. Franklin answers the call to teach and spread the word of God throughout the world. A free breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to (904) 765-4219, so that we may be prepared for your visit. St. Paul is located at 2730 West Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Website: www.spljax.org FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST will host a free Parenting Seminar with tips from a lineup of great speakers on how to more effectively connect with our youth. The seminar will provide opportunity for questions and discussion on communicating, motivating, and educating our children. Dr. Pamela Jackson Smith, Homeless Education Coordinator/Parent Specialist for Flagler County schools, will address education and the role that adults play in helping students focus on studies and academic achievement. The date is September 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a light lunch. Participants must register with the church at 386-446-5759. First Church the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor is located at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. JACKSONVILLE, FL AKERS, Jerald Thomas, Jr., 68, died August 30, 2013. ALFORD, Sarah Elizabeth, 79, died August 29, 2013. ARMSTRONG, DQuan Deandre, died August 24, 2013. BAKER, Alex Lowell, 11, died August 24, 2013. BARNES Nancy Anne, 59, died August 27, 2013. BODIE, Donnie Mae, died August 25, 2013. BOGGUS, Ina Mae, 80, died August 30, 2013. BRINKLEY, Jennifer Lashun, 45, died August 30, 2013. BROUGHTON, Walter Ray, 79, died August 31, 2013. BROWN-WHITE Anton, 24, died August 26, 2013. BUCHANAN Nan S., 77, died August 30, 2013. BYERS, Patricia, died August 31, 2013. BYRD, Johnnie A., 66, died September 1, 2013. CALHOUN, Fannie M., died September 1, 2013. CINTRON, Lucidenia Hernandez, 84, died September 3, 2013. COUCH, Robert R., Jr., 58, died August 31, 2013. COURTNEY Bernard K., 70, died August 30, 2013. DIANGELO, Lynda Kaye, 55, died August 26, 2013. FLOYD, Herbert Bird Eugene, Jr., 52, died September 2, 2013. GEORGE, Luvina Delores, 73, died August 27, 2013. GREEN, Inez Hinton, 94, died August 30, 2013. HALL, Felicia, 42, died September 2, 2013. HALL, Mamie, died August 29, 2013. HALL, Sandra Lee, 68, died September 1, 2013. HAMACHEK, Donald Daniel, Sr., 92, died August 26, 2013. HARRIS Herbert, died August 27, 2013. JENKINS, Sinclair Devert, Jr., 54, died August 29, 2013. JOHNSON, Imogene, 78, died August 30, 2013. JOHNSON, Truett, 70, died August 31, 2013. KELLY, Carl Linwood, Sr., Suga Boy, died August 25, 2013. KOHL Arline C., 80, died August 27, 2013. LAND, Betty Jean, 71, died August 30, 2013. LEAPHEART, Gwendolyn C., died September 2, 2013. LITTLE, Carlton, 61, died August 24, 2013. LUKES, Ronald Bernard, 59, died August 29, 2013. LUNSFORD, Anthony Carey, 59, died August 26, 2013. MARTIN Roy, 62, died August 29, 2013. MATHEWS, Hannah Frances Irving, died August 26, 2013. McCOOK, Lottie, 93, died September 1, 2013. MITCHELL, Lt. Col. Shelton O., US Army (Retired), died August 28, 2013. MOORE, Elizabeth Ann (Sherrill), 66, died September 2, 2013. MOSEBERTH, John Johnny Franklin, 72, died August 27, 2013. PHELPS, Robert L. Bob, 70, died September 2, 2013. PIERCE, Mary Magalene, 47, died August 26, 2013. REESE, James, died August 29, 2013. ROBERTS, 1st Sgt. Molbro, 79, died August 27, 2013. ROBINSON, Queenie H., 78, died August 28, 2013. SEBRING, Mary Louise Peebles, 72, died August 25, 2013. SHANNON, Wayne Arthur, 91, died August 30, 2013. SMITH, Stephen Carl, 30, died August 29, 2013. STEPHENS, Henry, 91, died August 31, 2013. SYKES, Julius, died August 28, 2013. WEAVER, James Louis, 43, died August 25, 2013. WILLIAMS, Geddas, 89, died August 31, 2013. WILLIAMS, Jerry, 72, died September 2, 2013. WILLIS, Frank David, Jr., died August 31, 2013. WOODARD, Johnnie, Sr., 71, died September 1, 2013. WOODEN, USN CPO (Ret) Madora Lynette Tillman, 59, died August 23, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ARENS Kathryn Anne Kathy, died September 1, 2013. LEMON, Owen, died September 1, 2013. FLYNT, Delpha Lloyd Nanny, died September 2, 2013. MORAN, Ned, Jr. died September 1, 2013. RIORDAN, Sandra, 62, died September 2, 2013. STODDARD, Alan G., 84, died August 30, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 7, 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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What Are You Passionate About?This question can be phrased in many ways: what is your niche, what makes you tick, what do you love doing the most, and most importantly what is your gift to the world? Everyone has a God given gift. Everyone has at least one exceptional gift/talent. It is important to find your passion as a youth, so you will not waste your entire life searching for it. The first step into finding your passion is finding who you are. I enjoy watching the television series, Oprahs Master Class, on OWN Network. Each episode is a documentary on a master whether its a master of music, poetry, business, or life. The majority of the documentaries are on high power celebrities including Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Maya Angelou, and Oprah herself. Each masters story is different, but they all start with the same beginning, learn who you are. The central theme of the show is to find yourself, work on your craft, and inspire others through your gift. Here is a small guide to help you find yourself, so you can find your passion and achieve mastery. Ask yourself the following questions: 1.What do I love to do the most? 2.What do I excel in? 3.Do my parents know what I like and what I excel in? 4.Is what I love doing the most and what I excel in the same thing? 5.Am I willing to sacrifice and take chances for what I love to do? 6.Do I have any obstacles holding me back from my passion? 7.If so, how can I overcome them? 8.Do I have a plan if I seriously want to pursue my passion? 9.Will I dare to be different for my passion? 10.Most importantly, will I choose to lead or follow? Now go out into the world and find your passion! Stay tuned for...SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 THESTAR PAGE 3 ITS LITTLE MEECHIEAn eight year old Lil Meechie, wa at Boatwrights grocery store picking out a pretty good size box of Tide laundry detergent. Mr. Boatwright walked over and, trying to be friendly, asked Lil Meechie if he had a lot of laundry to do. Oh, no laundry, he said. Im going to wash my new puppy. But you shouldnt use this to wash your dog. Its very powerful and if you wash your dog in this, hell get sick. In fact, it might even kill him. But Lil Meechie didnt listen and carried the detergent on to the counter and paid for it, even as Mr. Boatwright still tried to talk him out of it. About a week later Lil Meechie was back in the store to buy some candy. Mr. Boatwright asked, how is the dog doing? Oh, he dead, Lil Meechie said. Mr. Boatwright, trying not to be an I-told-you-so, said he was sorry the dog had died, but added, I tried to tell you not to use that detergent on your dog. Well, I dont think it was the detergent that killed him. Oh, what was it then? I think it was the spin cycle. Kelsey Coffey, a freshman at Camden County High School is a dedicated gifted student who enjoys dancing, singing and writing.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.Conference of African-American Historians and Scholars Will Convene in FloridaCalling Florida a stronghold of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the national president and executive council vote to continue with plans to meet in Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Florida The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH, prounounced ah-sah-lah) will hold its 98thAnnual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida at the Hyatt Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk October 2-6, 2013. Organizers expect close to 1,000 to attend in spite of the call for a boycott of Florida and repeal of the states Stand Your Ground law following the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. For 98 years, ASALHs annual conference has drawn attendees from all over the U.S. and international destinations. The meeting features presentations of scholarly papers, panel discussions, and round tables about matters affecting African American life in the United States as defined by the annual Black History month theme. Conference plenary sessions are free and open to the public. African American heritage tours of Kingsley Plantation, American Beach, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine are also available for purchase by the public. Distinguished guest speakers include Director of the National African Art Museum and Jacksonville native Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, daughter of Medgar Evers, Ms. Reena Evers, renown poet and author Sonia Sanchez, sister of slain 16thStreet bombing little girl Denise McNair, Ms. Lisa McNair, Director of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad and many more. After George Zimmerman was acquitted of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, ASALH members were among the voices in support of boycotting Florida. With barely three months before the opening session, the executive council met to discuss the pros and cons of moving the meeting to another state. ASALHs national president Daryl Michael Scott had these comments after the council voted to keep the meeting in Jacksonville. For nearly a century, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has sought to empower people through knowledge, and recent events make it necessary for us to rededicate ourselves to our founding purpose.... As for ASALH, we will go to Florida in early October precisely because our local branches and members have asked us to come and bring knowledge to bear on the problems confronting their community and the nation. This is the right thing for us. Scott has announced the creation of an empowerment project to update election laws and state histories on efforts to disfranchise Black people, which will be presented in Jacksonville. For conference registration or exhibit information, visit http://online.asalh.org Founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson known as the father of Black History, ASALH promotes the history and culture of Black life to a worldwide audience. Annually, the organization creates and establishes the theme for Black History month. This years theme, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington celebrates significant anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation (1863, 150 years) and the March on Washington (1963, 50 years). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Join the James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH for an evening of Dinner, Dancing, and Fun Aboard Foxy Lady Cruises Jacksonville Lady WHEN: October 3, 2013 9:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. COST: $60.00 per person WHERE: Hyatt Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel 225 E. Coastline Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32202 (boarding dock located in front of hotel) ATTIRE: Casual Dress You dont want to miss it! Seating is limitedreserve today! *Tickets are non-refundable For Tickets Contact : Khamil Ojoyo, Committee Chair: 904-635-3813, kujistar@yahoo.com Anita Shepherd, President: (904) 536-6906, amshepherd2003@yahoo.com

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PAGE 6 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 07, 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: Lakendra Jones Age: 17 Weight: 180 lbs Last seen: 8/23/13 Name: Taylor Mulcahy Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 7/07/13 Name: Abigail Porter Age: 14 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 8/26/13 Name: Cardayza Watts Age: 16 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 8/01/13MOSTWANTED Name: Arthur Cobb Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon Name: Andre Wallace Clements Offense: Sexual Battery, Burglary Assault Any Person Name: Richard Crawford Offense: Felony Battery You and Your Car! Always beware of the different dangers you can get yourself in involving your car. Never be careless or unprepared whenever you decide to get in your car. You can never predict what will happen and you must take responsibility. Here are some tips: Keep your cars Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and a complete description in a safe place at home. Since 1969, the federal government has required manufactures to engrave a unique number, the VIN, on all passenger cars in one visible and several hidden locations. One VIN is engraved on a metal plate on the dashboard near the windshield. VINs of stolen cars are registered with the FBIs National Crime Information Center. License plates frequently are stolen from cars used in other crimes. Get in the habit of checking your plates when you drive. A few drops of solder on the bolts or blurring the threads can help safeguard your plates. Keep the following information in a safe location.: Year; Make; Model; Color; Id# or VIN; License #; Identifying Marks; Insurance Co.; and policy # Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include: Also beware of carjacking. Carjacking is a crime of opportunity a criminal searching for the most vulnerable potential victim. Sometimes it is the first step in another crime. If It Happens to You If the carjacker threatens you with a gun or other weapon, GIVE UP YOUR CAR! Dont argue. Your life is definitely worth more than a car! Get away from the area as quickly as possible. Try to remember what the carjacker looked like sex, race, age, hair and eye color, special features, clothes. REPORT THE CRIME IMMEDIATELY TO THE POLICE BY CALLING 9-11. Reducing Your Risk of Becoming a Victim Walk with purpose and STAY ALERT! Be wary of people asking for directions or handing out fliers. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! If something makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, get into your car quickly, lock the doors and drive away. ALWAYS approach your car with the key in your hand. Look around, under and inside the car before you get in. When you are on the road ALWAYS keep your doors locked and windows rolled up (if its hot and you dont have air conditioning, roll them up at least part-way) no matter how short the distance youre traveling or how safe the neighborhood. Drive in the center lane to make it harder for potential carjackers to approach the car. AVOID driving alone. Travel with someone whenever possible, especially at night. When you are coming to a stop, leave enough room to maneuver around other cars, especially if you sense trouble and need to get away. Always drive with the doors locked. If a thief cant get in your vehicle, you stand a better chance of leaving with it. DONT stop to assist a stranger whose car has broken down. You can help instead by driving to the nearest phone (or using your cell phone) to call police for help. Safety Man Arrested for Robbing Bank Customers at ATM Machines 34-year-old Charles Griffin is a suspect in multiple ATM robberies and detectives have been trying to locate him. Police gathered enough evidence through surveillance, such as his physical features and his vehicle. Police on routine patrol recently spotted a vehicle matching that of the suspect at a gas station. Police approached and questioned Griffin and noted he matched the surveillance photo from a Bank of America ATM robbery. Detectives positively identified Griffin as the same person seen in the surveillance photo. Detectives also identified Griffin in an attempted robbery of a ATM customer from a Bank of America and a Chase Bank. Griffin was arrested with one count of robbery with a weapon. Additional charges are pending. The investigation continues. Charles Griffin Man Killed Over a Dog A man was arrested for murdering a man over a dog. Patrol officers responded to the area to assist the Fire Rescue Department with a man who was cut and bleeding found the victim, 25-year-old Joseph Micah Primo. He was found with multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. One of the responding officers observed a subject that appeared to match the description of the suspect leaving the apartment complex in a taxi cab. The occupant in the taxi was confirmed as the suspect of interest, 32-year-old Tyehimba Yazid Fort, was detained and interviewed by homicide detectives. Police say the suspect and the victim knew each other. Investigators were able to determine that the argument began over a pitbull. Police say the victim had initially given the dog to the suspect, but the suspect then gave it to another person leading to the violent altercation. During the initial interview the suspect admitted to being in a fight with the victim but denied stabbing him. In a subsequent interview, the suspect admitted to leaving the apartment with the knife that he used to cut the victim multiple times. Fort was arrested and will be facing murder charges. He will be held without bond. Fugitive andGirlfriend Arrested for Theft at Walmart Police arrested two people for retail theft, and during the investigation detectives learned the male suspect was a fugitive from justice. Detectives investigated two incidents in which laptops were stolen from a Walmart store and circulated photos of the suspects to police. An officer recognized them from his routine patrols in a specific area and was able to locate a female identified as 29-year-old Sara King. King told police they could find the suspect, who was her boyfriend, at work. 38-year-old John Seals, who lived at the same address as King, reportedly had a felony warrant for escape out of South Carolina. In July, A judge had ordered him to wear a GPS electronic monitor following his arrest on multiple drug charges but Seals had cut it off before leaving the state. Seals is charged with two counts of grand theft, and will be held without bond on the Fugitive from Justice charge. King is also being charged for her involvement with two counts of grand theft. Tyehimba Fort John Seals Sara King Healthcare Worker Scams Elderly Woman and Her Disabled Son Police arrested a man who stole money from an elderly woman and her disabled son after applying for credit cards in their names. The investigation began in late July when an out-of-state relative was visiting his 81-year-old grandmother and discovered several financial irregularities with her accounts. In addition, two credit cards had been opened in the name of the woman's 40-year old son who has a disability and the mental capacity of a 5-year old. During the investigation, detectives discovered 31-year-old Nosman Calixte worked for the victims' residence as a home health care aide and he had obtained the disabled man's personal identification and used it to apply for the credit cards. The credit cards and statements were mailed to Calixte's residence and he was using them to make purchases.. The investigation also revealed Calixte made bank withdrawals of several thousands of dollars from the 81-year old victim's checking account. Recently, the 81year old victim passed away. No charges have been filed at his time, but the investigation is on-going with additional charges pending. Calixte was arrested and charged him with exploitation of a disabled adult and criminal use of personal identification information. Nosman Calixte

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LOCAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida Andrew Jackson Class of 1978 35 years Reunion August 8, 2013Andrew Jackson Class of 1978: 1st row Troy Levon. CanadyWanda Ford Crumpler-Mattie Riley Hayes-Sylvia StriplingGail Watson Moore-Zondra Mathis Theresa James LawtonRenee Jones Senior, 2nd row John Joe WilsonFrank StylesRay SinclairDelois BarnetDequita Clark HendleySandra Lawson Dennis 3rd row Kirk Clark-Ruby McClendon JacksonIt takes a certain amount of guts to go to your high school class reunions; particularly when the graduation was 35 years ago! The year was 1978. The radio station was rocking the Funkadelics One Nation Under a Grove, our Afros were styled to perfection and everyone had at least one pair of bell bottom jeans. Fast forward to August 3, 2013 at the home of Chris (Jackson Alum Class of 82) and Felicia Canady when approximately 40 members of Andrew Jacksons Class of 1978 came together to reminisce, renew friendships and relive the glory days of their youth. This was their first reunion since walking across the stage at the old Jacksonville Coliseum. This festive group shared life stories, triumphs and sorrows, ate delicious food, laughed, cried with joy and danced the night away. This is what a high school reunion is all about! The question on everyones lips as they left the party was when are we going to do this again? If you would like to participate in the 36th reunion of Andrew Jacksons Class of 1978, scheduled for August 1, 2014 in Jacksonville, contact AJTigers1978@gmail.com. Its a beautiful thing, this growing older stuff. Jacksonvilles Eastside Features New Affordable Housing Thanks To Operation New HopeOn Aug. 21, Operation New Hopes President and CEO Kevin Gay and Mayor Alvin Brown unveiled eight newly constructed, affordable houses ready for first-time buyers to call home. The new neighborhood, named Oakland Commons, revitalized what was once a stretch of vacant and dilapidated lots in the historic Eastside neighborhood. Oakland Commons is more than housing, its a new beginning and the first step for families in our community on a path of achievement, investment, and success, Mayor Brown said. These projects take time and teamwork, but they pay off in a big way, not just for the underserved, but for everyone. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program, funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the City of Jacksonvilles Housing and Community Development Division, contributed $2.2 million to bring Oakland Commons to fruition. Home buyers who participate in the program have received up to $50,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance. Five of the homes are currently under contract, with the city accepting applications for the three remaining properties. Operation New Hope is proud to take positive steps with so many dedicated partners to strengthen the Jacksonville community, said Gay. Quality, affordable housing represents a major opportunity to build value in our core neighborhoods. Restoration is an empowering concept, and its encouraging to see so many people and organizations coming together to help. Building partners MasterCraft Builders, BB&T, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) joined Operation New Hope in dedicating the homes, along with representatives from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelsons office and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. MasterCraft Builders supported Operation New Hopes other signature program Ready4Work, which assists ex-offenders with re-entry into the community and workforce, by employing program participants during construction of the homes. Oakland Commons is part of a larger revitalization effort in Eastside and Springfield called EPIC (Empowering People Inspiring Change). Operation New Hope has played a large role by building and restoring nearly 80 affordable homes in the area over the past decade. For more information about Operation New Hope, visit their website at www.operationnewhope.com For more information about the Oakland Commons community, please visit http://onhdevelopment.wordpress.com Mayor Alvin Brown and CEO Kevin Gay Oakland Commons Andrew Jackson Class of 1978 John Joe Wilson-Troy Levon Canady-Frank Styles-Kirk ClarkRay Strickland-Rhonda Terry

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Steve Harvey kecked off the award nominations for this years 11th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards show (formerly the Hoodie Awards) an event Harvey hosts annually in Las Vegas, by the brainchild of Steve Harvey and television/radio producer Rushion McDonald. Every year, community members doing great deeds and delivering outstanding services to good ol regular folk are recognized for their hard work and enduring effort. The HOODIE show honors local businesses, religious/neighborhood leaders, churches, and high schools for their contributions as well as excellence within their own neighborhoods. An entrepreneur, a Pastor, a Educator and a Bishop; Although they come from different backgrounds, the 2013 FORD Neighborhood Awards' Best Community Leader nominees all share a common goal: to create positive change in the communities they serve. Typically, Ford gives away a car, but instead, the company recognized the importance of embracing and uplifting businesses and supporting the community in a different way. This year, Ford presented Stan Richards author of From the Bus to the Bentley with the Community Leader of the Year award. Along with the accolades, Richards also received a $30,000 check to be donated to a non-profit organization of his choice, a first for Ford and the Neighborhood Awards. This award show is best described as the Oscars with an urban flair. Brunswick's Danny Clay was ushered in as he opened the door for the "Nite Cap"in Songs as he performed Grown and Sexy Music with an Testimony that is sure to bring a lost and/or seeking soul H-O-M-E. The Neighborhood Awards features a diverse and ultra talented group of celebrities, actors, athletes, and recording artists who present 12 non-traditional awards to the stars of our neighborhood. The Presenters are: Carla Ferrell, Stephen A. Smith, KEM, Kym Whitley, Tamara Tunie, Earthquake, Ed Gordon, Judge Alex Ferrer, Tichina Arnold, Wendell Middlebrooks, Shirley Strawberry, Anthony Hamilton, Phylicia Rashad, George Wallace, Sheryl Underwood, Judge Greg Mathis, Dr. Phil, Marvin Sapp, Nephew Tommy, Shemar Moore, Ronreaco Lee and Yolanda Adams PAGE THESTAR SEPTEMBER, 2013 DANNY CLAY:Brunswick's Native Son Soothes the Hearts at The Hoodies Tamar Braxton and Danny Clay. Danny Clay and Nephew Tommy KEM and Danny Clay Danny Clay and Yolanda AdamsIsadora Hunter Celebrates Her 90th Birthday Born and raised on Saint Simons Island, she has been a member of First African Baptist Church, SSI Island all of her life. She is an active member of the Ushers Ministry and continues to oversee the Christmas and Easter Productions. Isadora Hunter is the Mother of the Church and most of all She still drives, cook, teach Sunday school, clean, care for herself and do her own gardening, As we commemorate The anniversary of the March on Washington as a time of reflection for many across the country, Clara McLaughlin and the Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers pause to wish a Happy 90th Birthday to Isadora Hunter.

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 THESTAR PAGEFRIDAYNIGHTFOOTBALL: Ribault Trojans 7, First Coast Buccaneers 12 JAGUARSENDPRESEASONINATLANTA UPSETTINGFALCONS 10 7 Bethune-Cookman's Brown Wins JU Meet to Open 2013 Cross Country SeasonJACKSONVILLE, Fla. Dodging a band of coastal storms, Bethune-Cookman cross country got the 2013 campaign off to a great start, Friday evening at the JU Short Course Duals. The Wildcats tallied five top 10 finishes, including one individual champion. We wanted them to take the race serious and wanted to see where there competition level was, Head Coach Donald Cooper said. Individually, the Wildcats leaders proved themselves, setting a great standard for the rest of the season. Expected to lead the team this season, junior Ricy Brown not only led B-CU, but topped the entire field, finishing first overall with a time of 17:15.0 in the 5.1k race. Curtis Riggins (19:09.0) and Ronald Simpson (19:20.0) also made appearances in the top 10, finishing seventh and 10th, respectively. Nnamdi Davis (22:05.0) at 18th and Kevin Lewis (24:40.0) at 22nd rounded out the Wildcats performers. The mens squad finished with a combined time of 1:42:29.0, topping Kennesaw State, but falling just behind meet host Jacksonville. On the womens side, Kirsten Taylor led the way, finishing third in a time of 14:40.0. Freshman Nyajock Pan made an outstanding first performance to open her collegiate career, coming in seventh in 15:01.0. Morgan Brown (15:43.0) finished 13th, Alexys Lewis (17:46.0) was 24th and Jessica DeRoux (18:48.0) crossed in 25th. The women finished third with a total time of 1:21:58.0, topping Savannah State. The Jacksonville meet was great start for our top runners, Distance Coach Garon Jackson said. Ricy dominated the race from the start, and he's continuing to develop into a good distance runner. Kirsten looks very strong and she improved her time from last year by one minute. She went out hard and maintained a nice rhythm. The Wildcats cross country team returns to action next Saturday (Sept. 7) in Florida A&Ms Bobby Lane Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla., beginning at 9 a.m.By DARRELLBAKER & FRANK WITT Its was the tail end of the NFL preseason Friday night I was at the Georgia Dome to witness it with the Atlanta Falcons vs the Jacksonville Jaguars. As expected, very few starters, if any were on the field of play last night as players still vying for spots on the team were giving it their best in their last game hoping to make the final cuts down to the final roster. The Jaguars received the ball to start the game off with Chad Henne under center, however their first series was over quick as a pass from Henne intended for #18 Ace Sanders was intercepted by #23 Robert Alford of the Falcons. The Jaguars had settled down by the next series and ended up finishing out the first quarter with points on the board leading the Falcons 7-0. The consistency didnt last two long as quarterback Matt Scott had two second-quarter turnovers that led to nine Atlanta points and ended the first half of the game with the Jaguars leading Atlanta by 1 point 10-9. All in all the Jaguars where able to hold off Atlanta after a shaky start and messy second half putting another 10 points to the Falcons 7 points. The Jaguars youngsters were just a bit better than the Falcons in this final contest of the preseason. Now the final evaluations begin in the trimming of the rosters and defining whats left to fix and improve upon in order to have a successful season that starts in just under 10 days. Jaguars, fans ready for opening day, marked improvement from 2012 Coming off a 1-3 preseason the Jacksonville Jaguars open their 19th season in the NFL when they play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at EverBank Field at 1 p.m. Eighth-year running back Maurice Jones-Drew will play in 100th regular season game when the Jaguars host the Chiefs. Through 99 regular season games, Jones-Drew has rushed for 7,268 yards and 63 touchdowns on 1,570 carries and has caught 292 passes for 2,559 yards and 11 touchdowns. Starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert played in two games on the preseason before injuring his thumb and completed 18 of 26 passes for 184 yards, one #16 Denard Robinson for 4 yards to Atlanta 49 2nd quarter #12 Mike Brown for 4yds in 1st quarter#16 Denard Robinson 14 yds to Jacksonville 47 in 2nd quarter#32 Jacquizz Rodgers stop by Jacksonville # 27 Dwayne Gratz#16 Denard Robinson for 1 yard to Jacksonville 46 2nd quarter Ribault Trojans Cheerleader Ribault Varsity Iyra Hall, Tokia Smith, Dajah Rodall, Alexis McCormick, Jermanvee Singleton, Azjaah Rogers captain, Fantasia Knight, Kiarra McIntosh, back Marah Wright, Shaniece Taylor, Shankgua Johnson, Azia Smith, Jessica Curtis captain, Ronicshc Lee, Jalisa Curtis, Natera Hall, Seqoya Williams, Faith Platts, three years back to back State finalist Ribault Trojans Marching Band First Coast Buccaneers Cheerleader First Coast Buccaneers Marching Band Diamond Divas PHOTOSBYFRANKMPOWELLIII

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Gwendolyn C. LeapheartFormer Member of the Jacksonville Civil Service Board / Retired New York State Civil Service Employee Separate but Equal rendered unconstitutionalFor Mrs. Leapheart, the Brown vs. Board of Education decision expanded the quality of education for African Americans and enlightened other ethnic groups of the strength, knowledge and contributions of African Americans to the world community. Mrs. Leapheart did not experience a fully integrated faculty. Prior to that, her primary and secondary education was held in one room school houses until fourth grade and Boylan Haven, a private school for girls, here in Jacksonville. At Boylan Haven, the curriculum included the basics as well as Latin, French, music appreciation, physical education and home economics. At Boylan Haven and Talledga College (Alabama), where she received her Bachelors degree, both schools had integrated faculty and staff, but the student body was all Black. Mrs. Leapheart remembers that the Black Experience in a segregated society usually meant a more unified community because of the partnership among the home, the school and the churches. The populations in segregated communities were smaller and we knew most of our leaders, personally. Our voting power was concentrated, but we still did not have the percentages in powerful positions that we have today. The Brown vs. Board of Education decision was a mountain top experience for those who had marched in civil rights causes; who voted, at side windows when they could; who traveled on segregated trains in cars closest to the engine with no access to the dining car; who had no access to public facilities; and who were subjected to verbal and physical abuse. The decision validated the need for and continuation of efforts of many organizations like the NAACP and the Urban League that are still fighting for the civil liberties due to all citizens. 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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 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS I Wish Wed All Be California FoilsDr. James L. SnyderIt was my pleasure to take my first trip to California. I heard many rumors about California and particularly the people there. Overall, my trip was a blessing and the people I met were truly wonderful. I did, however, have an illusion of California burst. You know how it is, you hear a lot about something or someone and much of what you hear you later find out is not true. One of the first things I discovered when I got to California was that they are not as progressive as I was led to believe. Everybody thinks California is way ahead of the rest of the country. I found it not to be so. Coming to California from Florida I discovered California is at least three hours behind Florida. This came as a shock to me. I could not believe people in Florida were ahead of people in California in anything. Truth cannot be denied when faced boldly. Also, I heard interesting rumors about the LA Freeway. Believe me, it is really nothing to boast about. The speed limit sign along the freeway said 65 mph. I guess that represents some of the comedy Hollywood is known for. Driving on the freeway, when I was moving, I almost hit 15 mph. For a state so concerned about global warming, they allow their cars to sit on the freeway doing nothing but blowing exhaust into the sky. In the state of Florida, an old geezer will not get in his car unless he can hit 70 mph, along with other things. I must admit those California people on the LA Freeway were very friendly indeed and much to my surprise, quite religious. All of them were greeting me in a very husky voice and then pointing me towards heaven. They actually were encouraging me to go to heaven. Of course, in all the anxiety of the LA Freeway, they got their fingers mixed up and instead of using the index finger, used another finger. That is beside the point. The important thing is they wanted me to go to heaven. Of course, as I think of it no w, maybe they wanted me to go to heaven at that moment! During my visit, friends took me to several Mexican restaurants. For the first time in my life, I had what is called a taco. How they come up with these names I will never know. An interesting thing about a taco is that whoever prepares it, does not actually prepare it. When my taco came, it was all over my plate. There were little piles of this ingredient and that ingredient and then something folded up on my plate, which was the taco shell. What I was supposed to do was build my own taco. Never having done such a thing in my life I covertly glanced around to see how my friends were building their taco. I tried to do the same. I got all of the ingredients on my taco shell, rolled it up, folded it and then looked around to see what I was supposed to do next. Is this finger food? Should I be using a fork or a spoon? I noticed everybody at the table picked up their taco as though it was finger food or maybe a sandwich. Actually, I am not sure what a taco really is. Therefore, not to be the odd guy at the table I picked up my taco and took the first bite. The taco I built was rather cantankerous. As soon as I bit it, all the ingredients in that taco deserted the taco shell and wen t back to the plate. Now what was I supposed to do? As discreetly as possible, one of my friends at the table slipped me a fork. I do not know if you are supposed to eat a taco with a fork, but I did, so arrest me! On my last day, I went to my hotel front desk to see if I could find another restaurant in the area for my last meal in California. I told the person at the front desk that I had eaten at some Mexican restaurants and was wondering if she could recommend a non-Mexican restaurant in the area. She smiled at me and said, S, seor. She caught me off guard so I spun around but did not see any seniors behind me. I turned back and asked again if she could recommend a non-Mexican restaurant. S, seor. Again, I turned around and as true as I am telling this, there was nobody behind me, especially a senior. Then it dawned on me. She was speaking Spanish. After all, this is California. I understand that Si is the Spanish word for the English word yes. I did not let on, however, but I was slightly offended by her calling me a senior. All she had to do was just say yes, sir. That would have made me happy. It is important to hear but more than important than that to hear the right thing. After all, some of the stuff we hear is not worth hearing let alone repeating. The apostle Paul set this down for us. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17 KJV). My faith is not based upon any rumor but upon the Word of God. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. ZUMBA CLASSES with STUDIO JEAR GROUP FITNESS ARRIVES IN DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE! Maceo Elks Lodge. Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Thursday 20 times. Thu, 09/12/2013 5:45pm. Riverside Arts Market Jacksonville. Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 21 2013 Sat, 05/25/2013 10:00am. Organized by Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), a neighborhood non-profit, the Riverside Arts Market, also known as RAM, offers a dep ALJ Saturday Cartooning & Illustration Classes @ Murray Hill Art Center Art League of Jacksonville Jacksonville. Repeats every 2 weeks every Saturday 30 times. Sat, 08/24/2013 12:00pm. Cartooning Illustration Class with William McMahan at Murray Hill. Ripleys Believe It or Not! thanks Florida K-12 teachers and staff, Sep. 15, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Ripleys Believe It or Not! attractions in Florida are banding together to show their appreciation for K-12 educators that wor k within the state. All Ripley attractions in St. Augustine, Key West, Orlando and Panama City Beach will be FREE for educators in the state between September 15th an d October 20th. All guests with the educators can purchase tickets at 50% off. Educators need to bring a recent pay stub and photo ID to Ripleys in order to receive the discounts. Teachers, administrators, counselors, and suppor t staff are eligible for free admission.

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After a successful debut season, comedian and two-time New York Times best-seller Steve Harvey is set to return with his national-syndicated daytime show, Steve Harvey on September 16. According to a press release for the show, Harvey is vying to set a world record during this seasons premiere episode by bringing 654 eligible singles to Chicagos Navy Pier in an attempt to organize The Worlds Largest First Date. The media moguls ambitious challenge will follow in the footsteps of Nanyang Technological Universitys 2005 Guinness World record of arranging the most couples on a blind date in 12 hours. 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The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court, seeks $500,000 in reimbursement of public funds claimed to have been used to care for the out-of-state patients as well an injunction barring Nevada from dumping more patients in California in the future. "Homeless, psychiatric patients are especially vulnerable to the kind of practices Nevada engaged in, and the lawsuit I've filed today is about more than just compensation. It's about accountability," San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a statement about the lawsuit, filed as a class action but not yet certified as such by the court. De'Marquise Elkins, convicted of fatally shooting a baby in the face while trying to rob the child's mother, in Brunswick, GA was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. begins A jury convicted the 18-year-old of murder last month in the slaying of 13month-old Antonio Santiago. The toddler was in his stroller when he was shot between the eyes. Elkins was 17-years of age at the time, so many feel he should not have received such a sentence since he was not quite adult age. However,with the other charges, DeMarquise will have a total of 105 years of imprisonment.Uvqr"vjg"Xkqngpeg"Eqphgtgpeg"Uweeguuhwn"kp"Ekv{ It was a successful luncheon as many of the city leaders gathered at Greater El Beth-El Divine Holiness Church. The luncheon consisted of Political Leaders, Civic Leaders, Pastors, President of the NAACP, Entrepreneurs, President of the SCLC, Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, Public Defenders Office, State Attorneys Office, D. W. Perking Bar Association, Duval County School Board and any and many more who just wish to stop the violence in the city of Jacksonvill The leaders discussed: Not pre-judging others, De-escalating volatile situations, Non-confrontation techniques, Knowing the boundaries of the law, Trespassing Issues, Injunction Issues, Stand Your Ground Issues and Gun Issues.Pgy"[qtm"Oc{qtcn"Ecpfkfcvg"ykvj"Okzgf Hcokn{"Ykpu"vjg"Fgoqetcvke"Rtkoct{ Bill de Blasio closed in on a decisive victory in Tuesdays Democratic mayoral primary while onetime frontrunner Christine Quinn conceded a stinging defeat. But it was not immediately clear if de Blasio, the citys public advocate, would secure the 40 percent of votes necessary to win the primary outright and avoid a run-off election against former comptroller Bill Thompson, who was polling in second place. 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ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH -Youre invited to St. Paul Lutheran Church Annual Prayer Breakfast. Our Guest Speaker is Mrs. Deidra Oliver Franklin, an inspiring, prolific Christian author and inspirational speaker. Mrs. Franklin has written a poem, short stories and guidebooks for people of all ages that she is eagerly waiting to publish. It is her desire to create literature, based on the word of God which touches a heart and changes a life. Join us on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8:30am-11:00am as Mrs. Franklin answers the call to teach and spread the word of God throughout the world. A free breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to (904) 765-4219, so that we may be prepared for your visit. St. Paul is located at 2730 West Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Website: www.spljax.org FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST will host a free Parenting Seminar with tips from a lineup of great speakers on how to more effectively connect with our youth. The seminar will provide opportunity for questions and discussion on communicating, motivating, and educating our children. Dr. Pamela Jackson Smith, Homeless Education Coordinator/Parent Specialist for Flagler County schools, will address education and the role that adults play in helping students focus on studies and academic achievement. The date is September 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a light lunch. Participants must register with the church at 386-446-5759. First Church the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor is located at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH Annual Prayer Breakfast Our Guest Speaker is Mrs. Deidra Oliver Franklin, an inspiring, prolific Christian author and inspirational speaker. Mrs. Franklin has written a poem, short stories and guidebooks for people of all ages that she is eagerly waiting to publish. It is her desire to create literature, based on the word of God which touches a heart and changes a life. Join us on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8:30am-11:00am as Mrs. Franklin answers the call to teach and spread the word of God throughout the world. A free breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to (904) 765-4219, so that we may be prepared for your visit. NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL AME CHURCH, located at 737 Jessie St., Jacksonville, FL, with Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor. We the members of New Fountain Chapel cordially invite you to come and share with us as we present: Behold the bridegroom cometh, Saturday, September 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 904-358-2258. THE HOLY TABERNACLE CHURCH, located at 6416 Miriam St., in Jacksonville,will celebrate its 66th Church Anniversary on September 23 September 29th. The celebration will open with Pastor Paul R. Cardona speaking on Monday, September 23, 2013; Evangelist Carolyn Clark on Tuesday, September 24, 2013; Pastor E. Smith on Wednesday, September 25, 2013; Apostle Austin Lancaster on Thursday, September 26, 2013; and Bishop James Stewart on Friday, September 27, 2013. We will have a Family Cookout on Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. and Services will conclude Sunday at 11:00 a.m. September 29th with our Bishop and Overseer, Bishop R. L. Jones. Our theme is, We came this far by Faith. All are invited to come out to this wonderful occasion and help us lift up the name of Jesus. For additional information, please call Sis. R. Renthope at 904-764-5885. LITTLE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH is having a Community wide Health Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10:00 2:00 PM. Many vendors such as Baptist Health, Wellcare, United Health and many others will be on site to provide valuable information. There will be free food and door prizes. The church is located at 1418 Van Buren Street, Jax, FL 32206, telephone 356-2525. Randy L. Sewell, Pastor. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 904-885-3018. JACKSONVILLE, FL AIERSTOCK, June E., 91, died September 4, 2013. ALLIGOOD, Mary Marjorie, 95, died September 4, 2013. ANDREWS, Gretchen Elizabeth, 65, died September 8, 2013. ARMSTRONG, Brenda J., died September 5, 2013. BAETY, Colleen, died September 3, 2013. BANKS, Vivian, died September 7, 2013. BANIS, Willie James, Jr., 51, died September 4, 2013. BASS, Maggie, 85, died September 4, 2013. BOOKER, Dorothy Lee, died September 9, 2013. BROWN, Yvonne, 62, died September 9, 2013. BURKETT, James Oliver, 69, died September 7, 2013. CHISOLM, Maggie, died September 7, 2013. CLAIR Catherine L., 67, died September 5, 2013. CRAFT, Benjamin, Jr., 52, died September 2, 2013. CRUMADY Louise Ross, died September 6, 2013. DAWSON, Taurus L., 30, died September 6, 2013. DOW, Wanda A., died September 7, 2013. ELLER, Daniel Lee, Sr., 33, died September 2, 2013. FOWLER, Percy E., Sr., 66, died September 5, 2013. FRANCIS, Norman Oliver, 59, died September 8, 2013. FRAZIER, Mack Greer, died September 1, 2013. GREEN, Brandon, 21, died September 8, 2013. HAMMON, Guy Thomas, Jr., 53, died September 6, 2013. JONES, Rose, died September 8, 2013. KOCH, John Arthur, died September 2, 2013. MATHIS, Ronnie J., 54, died September 4, 2013. MAULE, Marcus N., died September 7, 2013. McCALL, Doris, 78, died September 5, 2013. MITCHELL, Curly, died September 9, 2013. MITCHELL, Madine Davis, died September 2, 2013. NETTLES, Faye Mann, 79, died September 5, 2013. NWABUOKU, Elizabeth, 22, died September 4, 2013. PARKER, James F., 79, died September 3, 2013. PASS, Timothy D., 46, died September 3, 2013. PEACOCK, Barbara, 76, died September 4, 2013. PURDY, Anthony Genera, 62, died September 4, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS DAVIS Donald, 63, died September 3, 2013. DRURY, Emily Drusilla Head, 49, died September 4, 2013. GRIMALDI -Zagami, Maria, died September 4, 2013. HEAD, William Washington, 64, died September 6, 2013. RICHARDSON Bertha, died September 3, 2013. TUCKER, Eva Yvonne, died August 30, 2013. SCHREIBER, Sandee, died September 6, 2013. STEVENS Gloria, died September 5, 2013. SUTTON Kay Hardy, 75, died September 6, 2013. WATERS, Thomas Tom B., died September 3, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 14, 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 Mr. S. K. SANDERSMr. S.K. Sanders of 3550 Hickorynut St., Jacksonville, Florida died Monday, August 26, 2013 at the Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. The funeral service was held Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10:00 a. m. in the sanctuary of the Westside Church of Christ (23 W. 8th Street Jacksonville, Florida 32206). A memorial ceremony followed at the Jacksonville National Cemetery (4083 Lannie Road Jacksonville, FL) at 12 noon. S.K. Sanders was born October 21, 1921 in Dooling, Georgia. Affectionately known as School Boy, he was the son of the late Mr. Ezekiel Sanders and the late Mrs. Nettie Powell Sanders. Early in life, he accepted Christ and was a long time member of the Soul Saving Church where he served as a deacon. In January 1943, he enlisted in the Army and proudly served his country during WWII. He was awarded commendations, medals and received an Honorable Discharge in November 1946. He was also a member of the North Jacksonville Masonic Lodge #387.

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Buy your tickets today! JaxEvents.comWEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 7 P.M.Jacksonville Veterans Memorial ArenaPRESENTED BY Tickets available at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office, all outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. TICKETS START AT $15 PRESENTED BY TICKET 15 T A $T A AR ST TICKETS ST TA AR TA S EPTEMBER 14, 2013 THE S TAR PA G E 3 KVU"NKVVNG"OGGEJKG Little Meechie arrived home from school in a very sad mood, so he went directly to his room. His grandparents called for him to come down stairs and begin his school work. When he got downstairs, he still had the sad look on his face but tried to obey his grandparents, picked up his school books and papers but did nothing with them. Wishing to get to the bottom of Little Meechies sadness, his grandfather asked him to tell what was troubling him. Little Meechie replied, Today at school I was punished for something I did not do. His grandfather, being a preacher said, Okay, I will call your teacher right away. We will pray for her and get to the bottom of this. By the way his grandfather asked, what is it they punished you for that you did not do? Little Meechie, with his usual smirk on his face, replied: My homework. 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I ask that you read this letter with your heart as well as your eyes, and see the pain and suffering of a mother who must relive the senseless death of her son each year. In February 2000, Florida State University fulfilled a dream held by two young Bahamians when Coach Bobby Bowden offered Devard and Devaughn Darling invitations to become the newest part of the Seminole football family. Coach Bowden told their mother, Wendy Hunter, he and his staff would take care of her boys, offering comfort and assurance that her twins would be nurtured and mentored. The Darlings left their home in Houston, TX, excited about their future. They were determined to make their mark at the collegiate level and continue their careers in the National Football League. Tragically Devaughn Darling would never fulfill this dream, but not by any choice of his own. On February 26, 2001 during preseason training camp he died of over exertion as he prepared for his second season with the Seminoles. Both he and his twin brother carried the Sickle Cell Trait, which if not monitored can have a tremendous affect on the body during strenuous work-outs. Lack of education on the part of the coaching staff played a major role in the death of Devaughn Darling. If he had been properly hydrated and allowed to take a break, his young life could have been saved. His twin brother Devard Darling courageously continued playing the game of American Football, overcoming the obstacles placed in his path. The pain and unbearable grief of losing his closest friend and confidant served as fuel for his stellar collegiate career. In 2004, Devard achieved their dream; he was drafted in the 3rd round of the NFL draft, his life changed forever. Armed with his faith and the life lessons learned in his pursuit of their dream, he was ready to respond to the challenge of being an NFL player. The family of Devaughn Darling sued Florida State University and was awarded a settlement of 2 million dollars. Unfortunately, it is now 2013 and the family is still fighting for justice and closure. FSU paid $200,000.00 to Devaughns parents; however the remaining $1.8 million has yet to be paid. A proud woman, Ms. Hunter works to keep her household afloat in the midst of battling Cancer with no health insurance. She does not want to depend on her son Devard to take care of her, instead she works to be self sufficient and stand on her own but it is getting increasingly difficult. The money that is owed to this family would allow her to get the medical attention needed on an ongoing basis without feeling like she is a burden on anyone. Each year, Ms. Hunter and the rest of the Darling family are forced to relive Devaughns tragic death, and fight for his legacy. Wendy is forced to work with lobbyists and convince them of the significance of this settlement and remind them of the tragedy of Devaughn's story. The family continues to mourn Devaughns death while working to keep his memory alive in the Bahamas and in the state of Texas where the twins went to High School. Not bitter against the Seminoles, Devard now has two sons of his own Devard Jr. and Devaughn, and he works diligently to make sure his sons know how special their Uncle Devaughn was. Although the ending was tragic Devard holds on to the memories of the time he spent with his brother at Florida State University and the since of pride and achievement felt by him and his twin when they were Seminoles. Governor Scott, you have the power to right a terrible wrong. Please help close this horrible chapter in the lives of the Darling family and grant Ms. Wendy Hunter the remaining settlement money that is owed to her. Give her the life Devaughn Darling envisioned for his mother. Thank you, Amy Malone, Family Friend Vjg"Fctnkpi"Hcokn{

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PAGE 4 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 Talk of the Town! by Frances Bradley / Photos by Volume Burks JuCobys Party A Good Time PictorialSome were not camera shy E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.CONFERENCE NEWS October 2-6, 2013 Hyatt Hotel Jacksonville RiverwalkSABRINA FULTON, mother of Trayvon Martin, will be among the panelists at a community roundtable discussion presented by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH, pronounced ahsah-lah) and Edward Waters College on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Milne Auditorium on EWCs campus. This forum, entitled Stand Your Ground: What Young People Are Doing and Can Do to Continue the Civil Rights Movement, is a part of ASALHs 98thnational conference and is free and open to the public. In the wake of George Zimmermans acquittal of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent call for African American organizations to boycott Florida, ASALH national president Dr. Daryl Scott organized the session as an important addition to the Jacksonville conference and as a call to action for the next generation. Other participants include Atty. Richard Brown, president of the local D.W. Perkins Bar Association; Ciara Taylor, Dream Defenders; Angela Nixon, Florida New Majority; Rep. Alan Williams, Florida House of Representatives; and Dr. Scott. ASALH will hold its annual conference in Jacksonville, October 2-6 at the Hyatt Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk. Organizers expect close to 1,000 to attend. Conference plenary sessions are free and open to the public. African American heritage tours of Kingsley Plantation, American Beach, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine are also available for purchase by the public. Distinguished guest speakers include Director of the National African Art Museum and Jacksonville native Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, daughter of Medgar Evers, Ms. Reena Evers, renown poet and author Sonia Sanchez, sister of slain 16thStreet bombing little girl Denise McNair, Ms. Lisa McNair, Director of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad and many more. Founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the father of Black History, ASALH promotes the history and culture of Black life to a worldwide audience. Annually, the organization creates and establishes the theme for Black History month. This years theme, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, celebrates significant anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) and the March on Washington (1963). For more information about the roundtable discussion at EWC contact (888) 530-9401. For information about the conference visit www.asalh.org We Remember Trayvon!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IT WAS THE PARTY NO ONE WANTED TO MISS! JuCoby Pittman celebrated a half century of life (doesnt it sound really, really, really ancient when put that way?), with family and friends at an All White-themed jamming party. The occasion brought out the young (son, Winston Peele) and the...well, put it this way, if the guest of honor turned fifty you can imagine that her peers are that age and slightly older (tee-hee, tee-hee). The elegant room and the dazzling guests were resplendent in white, Ashley Street Catering presented a lovely menu of delectables, and the Galaxy Experience rocked the house all night long. JuCoby is the CEO/President of Clara White Mission. Under her leadership the Mission has developed and implemented projects, such as 24hour transitional housing, job training in culinary arts, janitorial training and construction maintenance, a Veteran drop-in day center, and a daily feeding program. In addition she has developed a separate 501 (3) organization for the Eartha M. M. White Historical Museum, which provides educational and historical resources to the community. Join the James Weldon Johnson Branch of ASALH for an evening of Dinner, Dancing, and Fun Aboard Foxy Lady Cruises Jacksonville Lady WHEN: October 3, 2013 9:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. COST: $60.00 per person WHERE: Hyatt Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel 225 E. Coastline Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32202 (boarding dock located in front of hotel) ATTIRE: Casual Dress You dont want to miss it! Seating is limited! Reserve today! *Tickets are non-refundable For Tickets Contact: Khamil Ojoyo, Committee Chair: 904-635-3813, kujistar@yahoo.com Anita Shepherd, President: (904) 536-6906, amshepherd2003@yahoo.com Some wanted to pose with the guest of honor, JuCoby Pittman, far right Some came with a handsome youngun, who many of us have known since he was a zygote Some posed with the newsies Some wanted to go it alone Some made their way into ALL the photos Some just wanted to DANCE!!! ,,,And The Band Played On Some others had the same idea. Duh! Its JuCoby and family!!!

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THE STAR PAGE 5 SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 Love To Shop Here. Love To Save Here.For a list of current Buy One Get One Free deals, weekly specials and coupons, visit publix.com/save. To view deals on your smartphone, scan the code. What can make Mommy and me time even sweeter? How about the money you save shopping at Publix for your favorite treats and other items your family loves. With a little planning, you can enjoy great Buy One Get One Free deals and weekly specials throughout the store. Bring in your coupons, and save even more. With all the ways Publix helps you stretch your grocery dollars, you can indulge and have something left over: money. Scoop up hugs, kisses and Savings.

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LOCAL SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida REMEMBERING 9/11Photos by Frank M. Powell III It was 12 years ago that some 3,000 people lost their lives in a tragic attack. This week at the Historic Fire Museum and Metropolitan Park, A Day of Service and Remembrance, citizens came together in unity to work on service projects and participate in the annual Commemorative Program. Starting in 2002, 9/11 family members and support groups wanted to provide a productive and respectful way to honor the memory of those who were lost while also rekindling the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation after 9/11. As a result of their efforts, the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance was established into law by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009. The Women of Color Cultural Foundation is honored to be a part of this national celebration as we witness the 9/11 events expanding each year with a unified compassionate and giving spirit. What can be said about the A Day of Service and Remembrance, 911 ceremony hosted by The Women of Color Cultural Foundation honoring our nations military, fire and rescue, police, auxiliary, volunteers, and families who lost their lives that tragic September 11, 2001 date?: In a word Great! As many members of the community pulled together to share their heartfelt respect to our nations fallen heroes the unified sprits of the many community partners and volunteers echoed throughout the event. The State and local Government offices were present and showed of their support. There was a moment of silence in honor of the September 11, 2001 victims. The keynote speech given by Radm Admiral Vic Guillory, City of Jacksonville brought tears to the eyes of many attendees. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department put on an excellent static display with their firefighting apparatus, rescue equipment and drums and pipes Corp in show of their support. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office in show of their support had several demonstrations and brought out their special weapons and tactical equipment. Each branch of the Armed Forces was present to show their support. Also sharing their support was the Edward Water College Chorus, the Raging Bulls Motorcycle Group, AmeriCorps volunteers (from Georgia and Florida), ARC of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Job Corps, Volunteers, and many other community volunteers.

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The All White Affair Praise Party began the evening with Inspirational entertainment, talents and ministry of local Christian artists along with the Todd A. Rhodes Praise and Worship Team of Shiloh Baptist Church, Brunswick, Georgia. The local artist included: DeAnna Woodard, Rose Cameron, Jessica Rogers, Larry E. RogersJr. Jason Fields, Bernard :Busta Woodard Jr., LaRon Moore, Charles Gibbson, Lisa Nicole, McKinley Sartin, Trenton Drayton, Val Williams (Author) and Cedric Frazier. PAGE THESTAR SEPTEMBER, 2013 ALL WHITE AFFAIR PRAISE PARTY ELKINSTOAPPEAL:JURORSFIND TEENGUILTY OFBABYSMURDERAFTERTWOHOUR DELIBERATIONBy ARTHIANIXON Florida/Georgia Star Just two hours after deliberation, jurors in Marietta found Brunswick teen DeMarquise Elkins (left) guilty in the March 21 murder of toddler Antonio Santiago. His mother Karimah Elkins was also found guilty in tampering with evidence but acquitted in the charge of lying to police. The 22 month-old victim died as a result of being shot in the head while sitting in his stroller during a morning walk. The case thrust Brunswick into the international spotlight. His attorney Kevin Gough, vowed to appeal the verdict. The defenses request to change the jury pool was denied, and Gough noted that it was an all white jury. He told media:If you were a 17-year-old black man from Brunswick, Ga., and you were expecting a trial of your peers and 12 white people showed up to try your case, however hardworking, however impartial, you could understand why Mr. Elkins would be concerned. Star witnesses in the case included Sherry West, the victims mother. Gough went so far as to suggest the parents of the baby may have been involved in his death and even tried to bring their background into question. This was blocked by the judge after the prosecution objected. 15-year-old Dominique Lang, who was also arrested as an accomplice along with Elkins also took the stand. Defense attorney Jonathan Lockwood said that Lang nor West, despite her bizarre behaviour following the shooting were investigated. He claimed the witnesses presented by the prosecution lied repeatedly and many of them had criminal histories and some were drug users. Said Lockwood of the verdict:"They finished their case in 25 hours. Everything else they did after that they just sugarcoated,"

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 THESTAR PAGECOLLEGEFOOTBALL: Tennessee State University 27 Florida A & M University 7 Jaguars Foundation and Florida Blue kick off the 2013 Honor Rows season, awarding 5,000 seats to Jacksonville youth.The opening Jaguars home game against the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off the 2013 Honor Rows Season, with more than 500 students who earned their seat. More than 5,000 youth and their chaperones will participate in the Jaguars Foundations nationally-recognized Honor Rows program this year. The Foundation partners with 40 Jacksonvillearea nonprofit agencies to provide goal-setting programs for economically and socially disadvantaged youth to earn a seat to a Jaguars home game. Since the inaugural season of 1995, a total of 72,000 Honor Rows seats have been awarded to youth, parents, staff and volunteers. Youth ages nine to 17 seek to improve themselves and the community by setting and achieving goals for academic and behavioral improvement, increasing physical activity and eating more nutritionally, and providing volunteer community service. Program duration is a minimum of eight weeks. The youth also take an anti-substance abuse pledge to abstain from illegal drugs, tobacco products and alcohol. The childs parents or guardians co-sign the pledge card agreeing to support the youth in their promise. Historically, with assistance from parents, mentors and agency staff, more than 90% of youth meet their goals and earn their seat. In addition to a game day ticket, Honor Rows participants receive a pledge card, certificate of completion, T-shirt, cap, and a complimentary meal. Drinks for Honor Rows are provided by PepsiCo. During the game, Jaguars team owners Ann and Shad Khan, along with the entire Jaguars organization and fans, acknowledge the youth and their accomplishments. Game day volunteers provided through the United Way of Northeast Florida ensure that the youth have a safe and enjoyable game day experience. Honor Rows is the largest of the Foundations charitable seating programs, which also includes Honoring Our Troops, in partnership with the greater Jacksonville USO, which provides home game tickets for families whose parent(s) are on or returning from deployment with the armed services; youth football associations in low-income neighborhoods; Ronald McDonald House families and others. The Foundation allocates more than 11,800 charitable home game tickets with a value exceeding $430,000. The defense held FAMU to just 156 yards of total offense, forced two turnovers-with one being returned for a touchdownand the Rattlers were 2-of-12 on third down conversions. Defensive attack allowed the Tennessee State football team to pick up its first win of the Senior Tim Broughton led the Tigers with 124 yards on 17 carries for a 7.3 yards per carry average. Sophomore Telvin Hooks was not far behind, gaining 77 yards on the ground on 12 The Rattlers got the ball to start the game and picked up a quick first down. Two plays later, a false start penalty moved FAMU back and eventually set up a third down. FAMU quarterback Damien Fleming changed the play at the line and fired a short out pass to the wide side of the field. Safety David Van Dyke jumped the route, picked the ball off and brought it brought it back 46 yards for a TSU touchdown. The score put TSU up 14-0 with just under seven minutes to go in the first quarter and Tennessee State would maintain its two score lead until Fleming found Lenworth Lennon wide-open in the end zone on a second and goal from the TSU 36yard line. The FAMU touchdown brought the Rattlers within seven with 14 minutes left to go before halftime The Big Blue offense woke up to begin the third quarter and marched right down the field on a 13 play, 76-yard drive. Again, the TSU rushing attack could not be stopped and Hooks found the end zone from 14 yards out at the eight-minute mark. The sophomores score gave the Tigers a commanding 27-7 lead, as Godfreys PAT was blocked. Hookss score proved to be the last of the afternoon as the Tigers continued to pound the ball on the ground to kill the clock and the TSU defense proved unrelenting. Butler finished the day 14of-21 for 131 yards. The freshman did have one interception when a fourth-quarter pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage. FAMU will look for a win next Saturday when the team home game at Bragg Memorial Stadium Sanford College PHOTOSBYFRANKM POWELLIII Buy your tickets today! JaxEvents.comWEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 7 P.M.Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Tickets available at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office, all outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. TICKETS START AT $15 PRESENTED BY PRESENTED BY TICKET 15 T A $T A AR ST TICKETS ST TA AR TA

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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 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTSJacksonville Woman Wins Top AARP Florida 2013 Volunteer Honor Volunteers age 50+ searching for an exemplary model of service and dedication need look no further than Jacksonville resident Mari Terbrueggen. Mari is the AARP Florida 2013 Andrus Award Winner. She has dedicated the past 13 years to serving the underprivileged elderly in the greater Jacksonville area. In 2000 she helped found Senior Life Foundation which has become a lifeline for older Jacksonville residents. Senior Life Foundation helps forestall evictions, pay utility bills, and purchase eye exams. The AARP Florida Andrus Award, named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, is the Associations highest award for community service in Florida. It is given annually to a volunteer who, through volunteer service, is significantly enhancing the lives of individuals age 50 or older. Maris spirit and willingness to help others is exactly what the Andrus Award is about, says Doug Heinlen, AARP Florida State President. Her dedication to the wellbeing of the elderly in her community is an inspiration to us all. Like AARP Florida, she too is working to improve the lives of Floridians 50+. Maris journey with Senior Life Foundation started when she was appointed to the Mayors council of elder affairs in 2000. One day she was at a senior center downtown when she saw a woman in a wheelchair, who appeared to be in a coma. No one was helping the woman or even paying any attention to her. I couldnt believe it, Mari said. My first thought was We need to help her! Mari later found out the woman was in a diabetic coma, and never had enough insulin to keep her blood sugar normal. She was disheartened to learn that there were no programs in Jacksonville to help the woman, o r others in similar situation. There were tragic needs in he r community that no one was addressing. With the help o f a few friends, Mari founded Senior Life Foundation to do just that. Thirteen years later, Senior Life Foundation has several initiatives to respond to some of the severe issues facing seniors in Jacksonville. The Saving Our Seniors Energy (SOS) program, through a partnership with Lowes and the Independent Living Program, replaces outdated appliances and windows with energyand costefficient products to cut utility bills. This also allows SLF to help more people with their utility bills. Clear Sight fo r Seniors partnered with VistaCon, The Vision is Priceless Council, and Walmart works with people whove neve r had their eyes checked and pays for their eye exam an d glasses. These are just two of many initiatives that Mari has helped launch, and she has more in the works now. Shes very proud to say that Senior Life Foundation is able to give 98% of its money, collected through donations an d partnerships, back to the people shes serving. Mari is so passionate about her work with Senior Life Foundation that when asked about winning the Andrus Award, she shifted the focus from herself. Im absolutely excited! She said. Its a tremendous honor for me, but more importantly its an honor for the Senior Life Foundation. Its so important for us to ge t recognition so we can continue to get support. Special Guest To Join Sheriff Rutherford for a Sheriffs Walk PAL and the Police are Partners on the EastsideThe Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (PAL) Frank. D. Murphy (retired Tampa Bay Bucs NFL player) Athletes With Purpose Join Sheriff John Rutherford, along with PAL personnel, JSO personnel and Frank D. Murphy of Athletes With Purpose, for a crime prevention walk beginning and ending at the Eastside PAL facility, 1050 Franklin Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Sheriffs walks draw awareness to the crime concerns surrounding our neighborhoods and allow residents the opportunity to discuss solutions and engage with the police. In this special walk, Frank Murphy, a great supporter of the educational and recreational programs of Police Athletic League, will join with the Sheriff and meet the neighborhood kids, as they raise awareness about the Police Athletic League in the neighborhood. This event will take place on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, starting at 6:00 p.m. Estimated time to complete the walk is 1 hour. For information, email carlie.fair@jaxpal.com or call 904-355-3308 Ext. 11. The event will be held at Eastside PAL Facility, The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, 1050 Franklin St., Jacksonville, FL 32209. Refer to the map below:

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