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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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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+ by the Better Business Bureau An Award Winning Publication Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers.thefloridastar.comListen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show. The peoples choice The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 NORTHEAST FLORIDAS 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 Peoples Choice! STRIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! www.thefloridastar.com MAY 17 MAY 23, 2014 VOL. 64 NO. 5 5 CENTS 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 Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Editorial...............................1 Church..........................2 Youth News...............................3 Talk of the 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 ESee Inside Church Talk of the Town Local Florida-Georgia Sports CommunityDonald Sterling is under fire yet again. The LA Clippers owner who claimed he was baited by his ex-girlfriend after she released the racist recording of his views towards African-Americans, appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper where he launched a verbal assault on NBA star turned media mogul Magic Johnson, focusing on his battle with HIV, his character and that he and other wealthy AfricanAmericans do not support their own. He acts so holy. I mean, he made love to every girl in every city in America, said Sterling. And he had AIDS. Said Sterling of Johnson during his interview: "What kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV? Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn't do anything." Do you know what I do? Sterling went on to say. I spend millions on giving away and helping minorities. Does he do that? Thats one problem I have. Jews, when they get successful, they will help their people. And some of the African-Americans maybe I will get in trouble again they dont want to help anybody. What has Magic Johnson really done for childrens hospital, which kids are lying in the hallways? They are sick. They need a bed. What has he done for any hospital? What has he done for any group? I dont know. Maybe hes done a lot. I know hes successful in business. But Im not interested in business any more at all. Im interested in helping people. Cooper quickly stated that Johnson owned movie theaters and went on to say later: Just for the record, his charity, the Magic Johnson Foundation, which he founded in 1991, gets high ratings from Charity Navigator,. It currently has four stars, the best rating possible. The foundation provides funds, HIV/AIDS awareness, testing and treatment, as well as scholarships and mentoring for minority students and other support ethnically diverse urban communities. Its spent many millions of dollars on these programs over the last 20 years. And as chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, I should point out, Johnson has also invested heavily, again, millions, in underserved urban communities. Apparently, Donald Sterling does not know those facts. "It's sad. It really is. I'm going to pray for this ... man," Johnson told Cooper. He said that he received many calls after the Sterling interview aired and in particular, he mentioned Tyler Perry and Spike Lee were quite upset. "I'm really disturbed by the fact that when he called me he should have said, 'Magic, I'm sorry,'" Johnson said. Sterling "can't buy his way out of this one. He has bought his way out of all the other situations. Can't do it this time," Johnson said noting Sterling should retire. "You're 80 years old. You've had a tremendous life. And you're going to benefit, whatever the price tag is, from this team selling. Just go ahead and enjoy the rest of your life," Johnson said. "You're fighting a battle that you can't win."Speculations continue as to why Solange Knowles attacked her brother-in-law JayZ as they were leaving last weeks MET Ball in New York. Footage from an elevator camera showed over three minutes of the petite popstar punching, kicking, throwing her bag and pointing at Jay-Z while her sister Beyonce` stood by. More than once, Solange was restrained by the fourth person in the elevator, who is believed to be a body guard. Moments after the attack, a smiling Beyonce` greeted paparazzi while Jay-Z emerged from the elevator holding his face. Solange walked on ahead and got into a vehicle where she was soon joined by her sister. The pair flew out the next day to celebrate the wedding of Destinys Child member Kelly Rowland, who lived with them during their youth. Memes and cartoons were spawned almost instantly, while entertainment news outlets attempted to come up with theories as to why the incident occurred in the first place. Solange, Beyonce` and Jay-Z have not addressed the matter with media or confirmed just what occurred. Video available on www.thefloridastar.comMAGICRESPONDS TO STERLINGATTACK MISSINGCHILDREN Beyonce` Stands By As Sister Solange Assaults Jay-Z Jill Scott received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Temple University! The singer/actress was honored for her charitable contributions in the art and music field. On Monday, May 12, 2014 shortly before 9 am, police were dispatched to Goodwill located at 4527 Lenox Ave. regarding a child being left alone in a vehicle that was unattended. When police responded they found the baby was strapped in a car seat, the windows were rolled u p and the ignition was not on. The sun was shining in the child s face and was described as having sweat covering the da. Just as officers were about to break the window, 22 year-old Victoria Baker, the childs mother ran from in b een inside trying to apply for a job. The child was transported to hospital for evaluation. A witness told police she observed the baby sweating inside the vehicle and became alarmed. The witness said the victim was inside the vehicle 20-30 minutes that she observed. Baker was arrested for Child Neglect and transported to the jail. Vehicles heat up quickly even with a window rolled down two inches, stated a JSO spokesperson. If the outside temperature is in the low 80sF, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels in as little as 10 minutes. Remember that it is important to protect people and pets in the heat.BILLCONGRATULATESJILLINFANT LEFT IN CAR WHILE MOM APPLYS FOR JOB DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOLS MAKE THE GRADE CarePlus is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CarePlus depends on contract renewal. A sales person will be answering the phone and will respond to any questions.H1019_MKN142GAcceptedFrom 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. From February 15th to September 30th, we are open Monday Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.1-866-838-8239 ( TTY: 711 )Call CarePlus and enroll today! For people with Medicare www.CarePlusJacksonville.com Marvin Sapp finally addresses the disappearance of Teleka PatrickGospel singer, Dr. Marvin Sapp is finally speaking out about on the highly publicized disappearance and death if Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick. The woman vanished in December, was laid to rest in April after her remains were found in a lake. Sapp said that he felt terrible for the womans family. He added that he didnt know any more details of the case, although he himself had been the subject of a police investigation during her disappearance. Sapps connectionto Patrick came about after it was revealed that he had filed a restraining order against her in September. The restraining order was filed after she had apparently showed up at his house over 400 times. Sapp is not considered a suspect in her disapperance. Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Pleads GuiltyApollo Nida, husband of attorney Phaedra Parks pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud. He admitted his part in the 4year scheme that resulted in over $2.3 million in losses. Apollo and his conspirators filed phony claims to federal and state agencies to collect unclaimed funds owed to other people as well as get loans secured by vehicles via fake dealerships. Duval County Public Schools made history last year when the Florida Department of Education announced high school accountability grades revealing that nearly 70 percent of Duval County high schools are an A or B, a record achievement. These results are even greater with two high schools earning higher rankings based on the appeals granted by the Florida Department of Education. Englewood High Schools grade improved from a C to a B, while First Coast High Schools grade improved from a B to an A, the first A in the schools history. I am pleased with the outcome of these appeals, said Superintendent Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti. The appeal change reflects the hard work and dedication of students and staff. It also reinforces the great strides our district is making in the quality of education we provide our students. Duval County has the highest number of A high schools and the highest combination of A and B high schools in its history. With the appeals, the district now has ten high schools that earned an A grade, up from seven the previous year; six earned a B, and five earned a C, compared to eight the previous year. For the second consecutive year, Duval County does not have any F high schools. Duval County leads the largest seven school districts in the state in the percentage point increase of A high schools, and now matches the state average in the percentage of its A high schools thanks to the approval of the First Coast appeal. Since 1999, the Florida Department of Education has assigned letter grades to individual schools based on student performances on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). KINGSLAND MAYOR CELEBRATES MOTHERS DAYGeorgia moms celebrate in Kingsland and Brunswick. More details inside. PAGE 8

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CHRIST TABERNACLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH with Rev. Darrell Lewis Gilyard, Pastor, 2335 North Davis St., Jacksonville, is having their church's First Annual Health Expo on May 31, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The cost is Free. Contact: Rosylin Kimbrough rosylinKimbrough@aol.com or 904-662-4567. MOUNT LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH located at 9319 Ridge Blvd., with Rev. Freddie Sumner, Pastor, will be celebrating its Annual Youth celebration beginning Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Facility. Our events will begin with the Banquet, The Grand Finale of the evening, Youth on Parade, Fashion Show, Special Awards presentation, lots of fun and food. Saturday, May 17, Youth Outing. Sunday May 18th, Church School at 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. We will conclude our youth weekend celebration with our Extravaganza at 4 p.m. with invited youth guest participating from various churches to celebrate with us as we close out this exciting weekend activities. The colors for the occasion are Red/Black/White. We are proud to present Miss Myreeka Butler, Youth President, Class of 2014 Frank H. Peterson, as a graduating senior as she takes her Education to a Higher Level. For further information, contact the church at 904-527-1762. SHILOH METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH H.B. Charles, Jr., Pastor-Teacher, opens Shiloh Outreach Center, Developing Entrepreneur Skills as a Path to the Future. Open House will be at Beaver Street Enterprise Center, 1225 West Beaver St., Jacksonville, Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Networking Benefits: Connect leaders and entrepreneurs in the business community, and form lasting strategic alliances. We will take a look at business incubation and other resources; Motivational and informative comments for perspective entrepreneurs; Tour, Refreshments, Networking. If you are interested in attending the event, please send RSVP to Reginal L. Bryant, Pastor of Outreach at rbryant@smbejax.com or 904-652-0581. GREATER NEW BIRTH BAPTIST CHURCH will honor their pastor, Levi White III, for 16 years of service. The church will provide a week of services May 12th … May 18th. Many pastors and churches will join them as they honor this great man of God. Our Sunday morning guests will be Rev. Dr. Fleming Tarver and the St John Baptist Church of Clearwater, Florida. May 12th, 14th, and 16th, services will be held at 7pm. On May 18th services will be at 1030am and 4pm. The public is invited. Dinner will be served. ZION HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 2803 Edgewood Ave., West, Jacksonville, FL, Rev. Clifford Johnson, Jr., Pastor. This is an invitation to attend our Deacons, Deaconess and Trustees Anniversary on May 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Guest Messenger:Rev. Clarence Jenkins, First African Missionary Baptist, Green Cove Springs. Please come and receive the Blessings of the Lord. For more information, call 904-7649353. JACKSONVILLE, FL ABDULLAH, Paula Hazel, died May 7, 2014. BENTON, Milton C., died May 3, 2014. BERRY, Grace, 97, died May 5, 2014. BEYNON, Harry L., 78, died May 7, 2014. BINGHAM Robert Truman, Jr., 45, died May 2, 104. BRYANT Shiech Latoya, died May 3, 2014. BURGESS Gwendolyn, died May 3, 2014. BURNETTE Troy Austin, 44, died May 9, 2014. CARVER, Calvin H., died May 12, 2014. CASON, Willie, 99, died May 11, 2014. CHAPLIN, Claretha, 79, died May 8, 2014. DAWSON Edward L, 26, 2014 died May 9, 2014. DEESE, Velma, 97, died May 11, 2014. FORBES, Michael A., 57, died May 6, 2014. GASTIN Kuistin Juvonni, 19, died May 12, 2014. GRANT Mary E., died May 6, 2014. HALL George, Jr., died May 3, 2014. HARRELL Maurice, died May 6, 2014. HOLLAND Tyrone, 56, died May 3, 2014. JACOBS, Willie Dean, 67, died May 14, 2014. JOHNSON Clifford R., 84, died May 9, 2014. JOHNSON, Johnnie Lee, Jr., died May 2, 2014. JOHNSON, Willie Pearl, May 5, 2014. JONES, Lavater Mae Pat, 94, died May 12, 2014. JONES Marvin Price, 84, died May 13, 2014. LINDBLADE Roy Ed., died May 8, 2014. LYONS Alfred James Jim, 90, died May 4, 2014. MILLER Fred O., Jr., May 6, 2014. MILLER John Bernard, Jr., died May 10, 2014. MOTTERN Barbara P., died May 11, 2014. NELSON Mary, 84, died May 10, 2014. OXENDINE Mary Kathryn, 85, died May 12, 2014. RAUSCH Joyce, 74, died May 12, 2014. ROBINSON Horace, Jr., died May 12, 2014. SCHUBERT, Alice Kathleen, died May 13, 2014. SHERIDAN Eileen E., died May 12, 2014. SHERMAN, Lizzie, died May 7, 2014. SINGLETON, John F., 64, died May 8, 2014. SMITH Ronald Ronny, 62, died May 6, 2014. STAMPER, Gloria, died May 9, 2014. STROWBRIDGE Rosa Lee, died May 8, 2014. TANNER Ruth Thomas, 82, died May 6, 2014. ~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS Nelson, Queen, died May 13, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPage 2 THE STAR May 17, 2014 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. 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 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 281 East 44th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32208 UnityMissionaryBaptist@aol.com Funeral Services, Wakes, Repass, Weddings, and Banquets Available For more information, please contact Mrs. Homes at: (904) 402-2816 or (904) 444-9143 ONE ACCORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL2971 Waller Street, Jacksonville, FL(904) 389-7373Bishop, Dr. Jan D. Goodman, Sr. PastorSunday School . . . . . . . . . Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE OUTREACH CENTER 5640 Timaquana Rd. 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May 17, 2014THESTARPAGE 3 Childrens Corner FAMU Graduate Student Makes AwardWinning Discovery in Apalachicola ForestTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate student Latasha Tanner, who is pursuing her masters degree in entomology at the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, recently received top accolades from the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). Tanner ranked No. 3 in the nation in the MANRRS graduate poster competition for her research on the impact of invasive beetles in the Apalachicola National Forest. Her research uncovered millions of dollars worth of possible damage to Floridas forestry and agricultural industries. She discovered that the Redbay ambrosia beetle coupled with the laurel wilt fungus had become a serious threat to Floridas forestry industry and is a potential $13 million a year problem for Floridas avocado crop, which could have commercial and residential impacts. Entomology holds a very special place in my heart,Ž said Tanner, who not only completed her research project early, but also successfully balanced her in-depth research with raising nine-month-old twins and an eight-year-old daughter. Tanner explained that her dedication to her research was not only about shedding light on a growing issue in the Apalachicola Forest, but was also about paving the way for other female researchers who will come after her. Ive seen how were very underrepresented nationally, so I try to be a gateway for other young ladies in the research community,Ž said Tanner, who despite recently being offered a full-ride scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. at Louisiana State University, has decided to continue her work within the FAMU community with hopes of recruiting more minority women in entomology. Tanners research collaborates with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program (CAPS) and Division of Plant Industry (DPI) in identifying potential pathways of invasive bark beetle. Her findings help to explain why Floridians are no longer allowed to transport firewood, as it can spread the beetles to campsite areas and pose a potential risk to infect the forest. She also determined that gel ethanol was significantly more attractive to ambrosia b eetles than the mixture of manuka and phoebe oil, which is currently used for management of the invasive species. She proposes that hand sanitizer attractant could be used as an alternative to gel ethanol, as it is more cost-effective and sustainable. She is a creative thinker with an eye for details and a devotion to logic, which serves her well in all of her activities,Ž said Lambert Kanga, Ph.D., an adviser to Tanner in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, who expressed his pride in the determination she displayed throughout the research process. I hope I have set the stage to show other moms that you can do it … dont give up,Ž said Tanner about her national recognition. CAMP RESTORATION FOR YOUTH SUMMER CAMP 2014 (Ages 5 15)June 16th August 25th 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP A.M.E. CHURCH 1451 Mount Herman St., Jacksonville, FL 32209 Serving Hot Breakfast and Lunch Program Activities : Academic Enhancement, Arts & Craft, Youth Development, Crime Awareness & Bullying, Field Trips, Games, Charter Building (Self Respect), Sports, Exercise Activities, Etc. Hurting Families with Children in Crimes, Inc. 6th Annual Camp For detailed information, contact Site Director: Linda Dayson at 904-755-9863. A VOICE FOR THE COMMUNITY! FIGHTING FOR EQUAL JUSTICE AND CHANGING LIVES! Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate student Latasha Tanner

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MAY 17, 2014 E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Saturdays Round 3 of the 2014 PGA Tournament Players Championship (TPC) golf tournament at Sawgrass ended with the leaders, Germanys Martin Kaymer and 20-year 12 under par, the 2nd place leader at 8 under, and a host of players, including local favorite Jim Furyk, tied for 3rd at 6 under. By the time Kaymer and Spihad steadily and masterfully advanced within three strokes of Kaymer, who lead the pack all four days of the tournament (Spieth, who talked of trying to 4th place but took home a purse of $440,000 for the effort). A weather delay was called as the result of an electrical storm in the area just as Furyk, notoriously known for his slow play, was painstakingly sizing birdie.. When play resumed, Martin Kaymers game was notably off. A double bogey reduced him to one stroke over Jim Furyk. Still, Kaymer, the 29 year old former No. 1 in the world won the tournament taking home the largest purse of his career, $1,800,000. Furyks second place win was a cool $1,080,000. I havent mentioned the elephant in the room, the missing Tiger Woods, last years TPC winner. Sidelined while recuperating from back surgery, fans lamented his absence (I must have overheard at least three conversations expressing the same). Still, his image is all over the Sawgrass stadium, and PGA clips. T.V. viewership also suffered from his absence. According to SBnation.com, Final-round coverage memorable holes in play at the end, the par-3 17th at Sawgrass, was down 54 percent from last year when Woods overcame a third-round tiff with Sergio As we walked around the bustling stadium grounds, we met delightful visitors who were in town for the tournament. We found retiree Keith Everett of Washington, D.C. waiting in the Clubhouse lobby while wife Diane Everett browsed in THE PLAYERS Golf Shop. Having a bite to eat at The Turn, the Grey Goose sponsored 19th hole lounge, was a lovely couple from St. Marys, Georgia, James McCarter, Ed.D and his wife LaChrista McCarter. Dr. McCarters company, T.O.Y. Publishing (Thoughts of Youth, www.toypublishing.com), is a publisher of childrens books and works that inspire personal growth. There were lots of locals represented, too. Hanging out at the food and beverage tent on the lawn of the Clubhouse were Carla Wilkes and daughter Nikita Nikki Wilkes, M.D. Carla and I havent know that we met before. As it turned out, Its a sation, Nikki realized that she was acquainted with Ok Sun and Volume Burks through their daughter Chloe Groomes, Pharm.D., who was a chum from Stanton College Preparatory where they both excelled academically and were cheerleaders! At the players interview and autograph area, we met the Hall family, mom Khalilah, dad Edward, and their son, Kaden, a First Tee golfer in the 9-11 year old group. Kadens been playing for two years and, of course, has his own set of clubs. He is a stuthe next Tiger? Of course, big events like the TPC tournament rely heavily on volunteers. First year volunteer, Ingrid Sherles, was helping control lines of folks queuing up in the PwC First Tee Challenge pavilion. Ingrid, a graduate of Jacksonvilles Ribault High School and Florida State University (FSU), volunteered through Bank of America. She is a proud soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter. John Vickers, a sports/physical therapist from Miami was given tickets by a client, golfer Erik Compton. So, he treated his father and nephew, Jacksonville residents J ohn Vickers and Adam Parrish, respectively, to a day at the tournament. Adam, a 6th grader at Greenwood School, thinks golf is okay but likes basketball better! The day began and ended with one of the nicest guys youd ever want to meet, James Williams, Jr who was one of the drivers shuttling media guests between the designated parking garage off campus and the Media Center on the stadium grounds. He was pleasant and just the breath of fresh air needed liams, a retired transit driver from Syracuse, N.Y., drives tour buses for Destinations Unlimited Tours, a company owned by old friends from my days as a travel agent, Mike and Starr Mackey. The beautiful weather (perfect until lightening and rain caused Sundays two hour delay), and enjoyable folks who came out for 2014 TPC Sawgrass made Tigers absence a lot less painful. The Players Championship 2014 Choose coverage from Sunshine Health today. --FLMedicaidManagedCare.com. Learn More!VISIT ChooseSunshineHealth.com CALL --TDD/TTY ---

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PAGE 7 THE STAR MAY 17, 2014 Friday Musicale Presented A Musical Presentation of the Oud at Fishweir Elementary School On Friday, May 2, 2014, Friday Musicale presented A grade students at Fishweir Elementary School through a grant from Linda McLucas Fisher and Michael Medill Fisher. This was the second educational outreach presentation sponsored by Linda and Michael at Fishweir Elementary School this school year. Principal Kimberly M. Dennis welcomed the students and introduced the program. Mr. Charles Ohayon came to the United States from French Morocco in 1968. He began playing the lute (oud in Arabic) at age ten. From studying Hebrew cantorial music under one of the famous cantors in Casablanca, Mr. Ohayon gained the discipline and knowledge of the Hebrew language. Last Fridays program included songs played and sung in bic, Spanish and English. Students enjoyed asking questions of Mr. Ohayon after the performance such as, What other instruments do you play? and When did you begin playing the oud?. Mr. Ohayon encouraged all the students, if they were able, to study music now or as soon as they are able. Friday Musicale is grateful to Principal Kimberly M. Dennis for her support of presenting the arts to students and to Linda McLucas Fisher and Michael Medill Fisher for sponsoring the program. Friday Musicale plans to continue its educational outreach school year. Interested school administrators should contact musicale.com or 904-355-7584, for more information. Charles Ohayon and Fishweir Elementary School Principal, Kimberly M. Dennis. With an education, Florida students can reach for the stars. Its why weve contributed more than $26 billion to education over the past 26 years. Thats more than a billion dollars to education every year. We dont just believe in the future of our state. Were investing in it. Visit flalottery.com/education.do to learn more about our commitment to education. Floridas future is only as bright as theirs. alottery.com Must be 18 or older to play. Play responsibly. 2014 Florida Lottery

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PAGE8 THESTAR MAY 17. 2014SOUTH GEORGIA MAYORS CELEBRATE MOTHERS DAY LEFT:Mayor or Kingsland, GA, Ken Smith greets community mothers in his area. PHOTOS: Angela FavorsMorrell ABOVE:Brunswick Mayor Cornell Havery and the mothers of his community

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SPORTS Jaguars makes Bortles highest NFL Draft PickBy Fred Witt Florida Sports Gathered with his family at New York Citys historic Radio City Music Hall former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles heard league commissioner pick and third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Hes a really strong leader, really competitive, and the thing at the Combine that stood out to me is that he went there and competed when he was highly touted anyway. He did that and then the other thing was I think he was really excited to be here, said Jaguars second year head coach Gus Bradley. Bortles became the highest draft pick in UCF history, surpassing Daunte Culpepper who was drafted 11th overall by the Vikings in 1999. Bortles and Culpepper now stand as the Knights only two the NFL Draft. record as a starter. For the second straight year a UCF running back heard his name called in the draft as Storm Johnson was picked up by the Jaguars in the seventh round (222nd Overall). yard rushing games highlighted by 124 yards and three touchdowns in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl win over Baylor. Johnson completed the season with 1,139 yards and 14 touchdowns, while accumulating 260 receiving yards with three scores. I knew they were interested. They would come to practice, theyre right down the road. They would come to our practices and games, Johnson said. blessed to have this opportunity and blessed just to get that call from the general manager. Knights have been selected by one team in the same NFL Draft. NOTABLE DRAFT FOR ACC Miami, Florida State and Virginia all saw their consecutive draft strings continue thanks in part to the Jaguars. Jacksonville drafted Florida State linebacker Tel2014 NFL draft. Miami offensive guard Brandon Linder was selected (93rd overall) on the second night of the Jaguars. He is joined by former Miami QB Stephen Morris who was signed as undrafted rookie. Virginia senior center Luke Bowanko was seJohn St. Clair went to the St. Louis Rams in 2000 since 2009 when Eugene Monroe was taken in the Florida State led all ACC schools with seven players chosen as each of the conferences 14 teams had at least one player taken in this years draft. FSU has now had 18 players drafted in the National Football League over the past two years. ROUNDING OUT THE DRAFT Jacksonville took wide receivers Marqise Lee of Southern California and Allen Robinson of Penn State in the second round. We got another true junior in Robinson so were excited about that. This is a guy that brings another element to our offense. He was one of our favorites from the beginning and we had him right behind Lee on our board. They were right there neck and neck and when it came down to it we never imagined we would go back to back receivers because we didnt think wed have an opportunity to do it, said Jacksonville general manager David Caldwell. They added cornerback Aaron Colvin out of Oklahoma and defensive end Chris Smith of ArBILLBOARD WORTHY Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars are already becoming a match made in marketing heaven. The Jaguars purchased three electronic billboard advertisements in Orlando with the message welcome to the family and player images for their 2014 NFL draft class. There are 10 billboards in the Jacksonville area with the same image, but a different message that states welcome to the new generation of Jags football. MAKING ROOM Six players were released from the roster including 2011 third-round draft pick guard Will Rackley. Running back Delone Carter, running back Shaun Chapas, wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, defensive tackle Drake Nevis and wide receiver Stephen Williams were also released. The Jaguars drafted nine players in last weekends draft and agreed to terms with 17 undrafted rookies. Fans will get a chance to see the new drafted and undrafted players this weekend during rookie camp. Photo by UCF Athletics Communications Photos by FM Powell with The Florida/Georgia Star MIAMI A game, a series, a season, they all would hinge on one shot. That is, if the shot was taken. Ray Allen and LeBron James would have none of that. They swarmed Brooklyn sharpshooter Joe Johnson and knocked the ball away twice, Nets 96-94 on Wednesday night. Its always been like that for us, James said. Its never easy. Its never easy for us. Sure looks easy. It was the 10th straight series win for the two-time defending NBA champions. James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 28 and Allen hit the The Heat won the series 4-1, a far cry from the 4-0 edge Brooklyn had in the regular-season matchups between the clubs. Give the Heat credit, Nets coach Jason Kidd said. They were attacking there in the fourth quarter. We were attacking. Both teams were attacking. They made plays, they made shots and we didnt. For much of the night, Brooklyn was making enough plays. The Nets led by 10 points in the third quarter and got a virtuoso He just never got that 24th shot off. So was Johnson, who made tough shot after tough shot, even while defended by James. When Johnson hit a contested jumper with 4:49 left, it was 91-83 and the Nets seemed on the brink of victory. Then Miami scored the next 12 points, and that was enough. Barely, but enough. It was just about getting stops, Wade said. We knew offensively that we needed to execute, but we knew we werent going to win the game unless we got some stops. Heat rally past Nets to East nals, 96-94 PAGE 9 THE STAR MAY 17, 2014The Players Championship

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CITY TO HONOR FALLEN HEROES ON MEMORIAL DAY Four Names to Be Added to Veterans Memorial Wall City of Jacksonvilles annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. Pre-ceremony music by Navy Band Southeast, 9 a.m. Ceremony at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall, 1145 E. Remarks by Mayor Alvin Brown, Rep. Ander Crenshaw, Rep. Corrine Brown and Admiral Jonathan Howe, U.S. Navy (ret.), followed by the presentation of memorial wreaths. The names of four fallen service members are being added to the Veterans Memorial Wall this year. The Navy Band Southeast and the Edward Waters Chorus will perform, and a flyover by a Vietnamera jet will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War. The Memorial Day Observance is free and open to the public. Patriotic attire is suggested and parking is free. For more information about the Military Affairs & Veterans Department and other Memorial Day events please call (904) 630-3680 or visit www.coj.net/MilitaryAffairs.Page 10 THESTAR May 17, 2014 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. Ortiz, Angela Morrell, Farris Long, Frank Powell Columnists : Ester Davis DistributionSales: Cassie Williams, Eddie Lismore TEL: (904) 766-8834 FAX: (904) 765-1673 info@thefloridastar.com Serving St. Johns, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Alachua, Flagler, Marion, McIntosh, Camden And Glynn CountyTheFloridaStar.comThe Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers are independent newspapers published weekly in Jacksonville, Florida SUBSCRIPTIONRATES One Year-$40.00 Half Year-$22.00Send check or money order or call with VISA, AmEx, MC, DISCOVER and subscription amount to: The Florida Star, The Georgia Star P.O. 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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 AnouncementOPINIONS HEY PEOPLE OF FLORIDA! Check out Floridas newest and most lovable little Manatee at: www.bunteecee.com An American NightmareMy Day By Dr. J. Ester Davis Are you prepared to bury your child? Your niece or nephew or a grandchild? Or attend the funeral of a teen who was on dialysis? Are we burying our children too soon? Are heart attacks among 30 and 40 year olds normal? What consequences will children/ young adults face as they gain more and more weight? Obesity and poor eating habits are a living nightmare. My day, any day of the week, can take several turns with detours attached. Such was the occasion recently. It started with an innocent phone call from an associate producer about a video matter. In the course of the conversation which was in the middle of the morning, we were interrupted by a phone call from her child. The child was having stomach pains and needed to come home. The child was on medication, diabetes in this case and there were obvious side effects from the medication. Armed with this information some follow up, and meddling in their business, the stubborn question paramount in my mind was what testing is done on children for the meds they are taking. The answer is a short one. They are not well-tested in children. The adult drugs these kids take to battle their conditions are numerous, serious from muscle weakness to fatique symptoms commonly found in older Americans. This nightmare combined with the naked truth is that for the first time ever, a generation of children may have a shorter life expectancy at birth than their parents. These superannuated kids have premature aging, thick throats that restrict airways, dark velvety patches on the neck than can be a sign of health problems, cholesterol buildup causing dense artery walls restricting blood flow. Any airway or blood restrictions in the body automatically hinders the brain from properly functioning. Every day we hear or read about corruption being an epidemic, an outburst of measles as an epidemic, growing problem of pot-is-hot, global warning as the number one concern in America today, an epidemic of identify theft, on and on and on. I personally think, as I have mentioned n this article before, that poor health is the number one problem in America today. And to combat poor health, we have quick fixes and prescriptions to fill. It is not normal for children to take medication, to have fatty livers, suffer heart failure, to mature so early that puberty occurs around age eleven. In the midst of a booming economy, a runaway technologically advanced world, the only way to combat poor health is to apply some good old fashioned common sense without it being breaking news or a reality show. Be a responsible adult and change your eating habits so you and the young around you can live. Ester Davis can be reached at Esterday.com or 214.376.9000 INVITATION FOR BIDS CIRCUIT BREAKER REPLACEMENT FOR THREE (3) HANJUNG CRANES BLOUNT ISLAND MARINE TERMINAL JAXPORT PROJECT NO.: B2014-02 JAXPORT CONTRACT NO.: EQ-1460 Sealed bids will be received by JAXPORT until 2:00 PM (EST) THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014, at which time they shall be opened in the Public Meeting Room of the Port Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, for CIRCUIT BREAKER REPLACEMENT FOR THREE (3) HANJUNG CRANES All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No. EQ-1460, which may be examined in the Procurement Department of JAXPORT, located on the second floor of the Port Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. (Please telephone 904/357-3017 for information.) A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014, AT 10:00 AM (EST) AT THE BLOUNT ISLAND MARINE TERMINAL, ACCESS CONTROL BUILDING, 2ND FLOOR, 9620 DAVE RAWLS BLVD, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32226. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, YOU MUST CALL (904) 357-3017 TO HAVE YOUR NAME ADDED TO THE SHUTTLE BUS ROSTER. SHUTTLE BUS WILL TRANSPORT BIDDERS AFTER THE PRE-BID MEETING. PLEASE BRING A SAFETY VEST AND HARD HAT. ATTENDANCE BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS REQUIRED. A BID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT SUCH CONFERENCE. PLEASE VISIT HTTP://WWW.JAXPORT.COM/ABOUT-JAXPORT/CORPO RATE-INFORMATION/PROJECTS-FOR-BID OR CALL THE PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT AT (904) 357-3017, PRIOR TO THE BID OPENING TO DETERMINE IF ANY ADDENDA HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON THIS CONTRACT. Bid and contract bonding are required. This project is funded on a 50/50 split with a State of Florida grant program and JPA funds. PUBLIC NOTICEThe Gantt ReportBy Lucius GanttDo you ever wonder why you get the same political emails and direct mail pieces over and over again? Most Black voters are registered Democrats but any Black person that contributed to President Barack Obamas election or reelection campaigns will get at least four or five emails a week encouraging you to vote for anybody, devil or angel, Democratic that runs for office as a Democratic candidate. We get emails but white folk get all of the campaign money! Democrats must understand Black voters didnt turn ou t in record numbers to vote for Democrats, Black voters turned out in high numbers in Obamas first election to vote for a Black President. In Obamas election to serve another four years, Blacks turned out in relatively high numbers because Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures were doing all they could to suppress, curtail and deny Black voters their Constitutional right to cast a ballot for the candidates of thei r choice. Now, back to the emails. No matter how many times Democratic candidates sen d you emails begging you to send them money to pay white consultants or to buy media on white owned broadcast stations, web sites and newspapers, the Democratic candidates will continue to lose because Democrats are politically insane! I know you dont like for me to write like this about you r favorite political party but the truth is the truth whethe r Black voters like it or not! Some people describe political insanity as doing the same thing year after losing year and expecting differen t election results. I just say the campaign plans and election plans devised by high paid Democratic consultants is mad, crazy and exudes senselessness! Even though Democrats, in Florida for instance, have been losing statewide and local elections since the early 1980s even though there are more registered Democrats in the Sunshine State than there are Republicans and Independents. The high paid Democratic consultants can make $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 a month and get 15% commission on placing millions and millions of dollars in advertising. They can also get free housing, a free car to drive, free food, free cell phones and whatever else they ask for. They get all of that to advise Democrats to be more Republican than Republicans. They tell Democrats to be ultra conservative, to be silent on issues of importance to thei r Black and organized labor bases and to spend every dolla r you can until the weekend before the election and if there is anything left throw some political crumbs to any dar k skinned person that will take it because all Blacks loo k alike! No matter how much money Black people contribute to Democratic candidates, the National and state democratic parties will never hire professional Black political consultants, they will never make meaningful political ad buys with Black owned media and they will never respect the Blac k votes that Democrats must get in order to win any race including a rat race! Yes, Democrats use the same consultants every year an d when they lose they say, Blacks didnt turn out to vote! They should be saying the dumb ass consultants they hire failed to deliver a winning campaign again! Perhaps Americas highly paid Democratic consultants are paid to lose!

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The LA Clippers owner who claimed he was baited by his ex-girlfriend after she released the racist recording of his views towards African-Americans, appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper where he launched a verbal assault on NBA star turned media mogul Magic Johnson, focusing on his battle with HIV, his character and that he and other wealthy AfricanAmericans do not support their own. He acts so holy. I mean, he made love to every girl in every city in America, said Sterling. And he had AIDS. Said Sterling of Johnson during his interview: "What kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV? Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn't do anything." Do you know what I do? Sterling went on to say. I spend millions on giving away and helping minorities. Does he do that? Thats one problem I have. Jews, when they get successful, they will help their people. And some of the African-Americans maybe I will get in trouble again they dont want to help anybody. What has Magic Johnson really done for childrens hospital, which kids are lying in the hallways? They are sick. They need a bed. What has he done for any hospital? What has he done for any group? I dont know. Maybe hes done a lot. I know hes successful in business. But Im not interested in business any more at all. Im interested in helping people. Cooper quickly stated that Johnson owned movie theaters and went on to say later: Just for the record, his charity, the Magic Johnson Foundation, which he founded in 1991, gets high ratings from Charity Navigator,. It currently has four stars, the best rating possible. The foundation provides funds, HIV/AIDS awareness, testing and treatment, as well as scholarships and mentoring for minority students and other support ethnically diverse urban communities. Its spent many millions of dollars on these programs over the last 20 years. And as chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, I should point out, Johnson has also invested heavily, again, millions, in underserved urban communities. Apparently, Donald Sterling does not know those facts. "It's sad. It really is. I'm going to pray for this ... man," Johnson told Cooper. He said that he received many calls after the Sterling interview aired and in particular, he mentioned Tyler Perry and Spike Lee were quite upset. "I'm really disturbed by the fact that when he called me he should have said, 'Magic, I'm sorry,'" Johnson said. Sterling "can't buy his way out of this one. He has bought his way out of all the other situations. Can't do it this time," Johnson said noting Sterling should retire. "You're 80 years old. You've had a tremendous life. And you're going to benefit, whatever the price tag is, from this team selling. Just go ahead and enjoy the rest of your life," Johnson said. "You're fighting a battle that you can't win."Speculations continue as to why Solange Knowles attacked her brother-in-law JayZ as they were leaving last weeks MET Ball in New York. Footage from an elevator camera showed over three minutes of the petite popstar punching, kicking, throwing her bag and pointing at Jay-Z while her sister Beyonce` stood by. More than once, Solange was restrained by the fourth person in the elevator, who is believed to be a body guard. Moments after the attack, a smiling Beyonce` greeted paparazzi while Jay-Z emerged from the elevator holding his face. Solange walked on ahead and got into a vehicle where she was soon joined by her sister. The pair flew out the next day to celebrate the wedding of Destinys Child member Kelly Rowland, who lived with them during their youth. Memes and cartoons were spawned almost instantly, while entertainment news outlets attempted to come up with theories as to why the incident occurred in the first place. Solange, Beyonce` and Jay-Z have not addressed the matter with media or confirmed just what occurred. Video available on www.thefloridastar.comMAGICRESPONDS TO STERLINGATTACK MISSINGCHILDREN Beyonce` Stands By As Sister Solange Assaults Jay-Z Jill Scott received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Temple University! The singer/actress was honored for her charitable contributions in the art and music field. On Monday, May 12, 2014 shortly before 9 am, police were dispatched to Goodwill located at 4527 Lenox Ave. regarding a child being left alone in a vehicle that was unattended. When police responded they found the baby was strapped in a car seat, the windows were rolled up and the ignition was not on. The sun was shining in the childs face and was described as having sweat covering the da. Just as officers were about to break the window, 22 year-old Victoria Baker, the childs mother ran from in been inside trying to apply for a job. The child was transported to hospital for evaluation. A witness told police she observed the baby sweating inside the vehicle and became alarmed. The witness said the victim was inside the vehicle 20-30 minutes that she observed. Baker was arrested for Child Neglect and transported to the jail. Vehicles heat up quickly even with a window rolled down two inches, stated a JSO spokesperson. If the outside temperature is in the low 80sF, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels in as little as 10 minutes. Remember that it is important to protect people and pets in the heat.BILLCONGRATULATESJILLINFANT LEFT IN CAR WHILE MOM APPLYS FOR JOB DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOLS MAKE THE GRADE CarePlus is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CarePlus depends on contract renewal. A sales person will be answering the phone and will respond to any questions.H1019_MKN142GAcceptedFrom 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. From February 15th to September 30th, we are open Monday Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.1-866-838-8239 ( TTY: 711 )Call CarePlus and enroll today! For people with Medicare www.CarePlusJacksonville.com Marvin Sapp finally addresses the disappearance of Teleka PatrickGospel singer, Dr. Marvin Sapp is finally speaking out about on the highly publicized disappearance and death if Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick. The woman vanished in December, was laid to rest in April after her remains were found in a lake. Sapp said that he felt terrible for the womans family. He added that he didnt know any more details of the case, although he himself had been the subject of a police investigation during her disappearance. Sapps connectionto Patrick came about after it was revealed that he had filed a restraining order against her in September. The restraining order was filed after she had apparently showed up at his house over 400 times. Sapp is not considered a suspect in her disapperance. Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Pleads GuiltyApollo Nida, husband of attorney Phaedra Parks pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud. He admitted his part in the 4year scheme that resulted in over $2.3 million in losses. Apollo and his conspirators filed phony claims to federal and state agencies to collect unclaimed funds owed to other people as well as get loans secured by vehicles via fake dealerships. Duval County Public Schools made history last year when the Florida Department of Education announced high school accountability grades revealing that nearly 70 percent of Duval County high schools are an A or B, a record achievement. These results are even greater with two high schools earning higher rankings based on the appeals granted by the Florida Department of Education. Englewood High Schools grade improved from a C to a B, while First Coast High Schools grade improved from a B to an A, the first A in the schools history. I am pleased with the outcome of these appeals, said Superintendent Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti. The appeal change reflects the hard work and dedication of students and staff. It also reinforces the great strides our district is making in the quality of education we provide our students. Duval County has the highest number of A high schools and the highest combination of A and B high schools in its history. With the appeals, the district now has ten high schools that earned an A grade, up from seven the previous year; six earned a B, and five earned a C, compared to eight the previous year. For the second consecutive year, Duval County does not have any F high schools. Duval County leads the largest seven school districts in the state in the percentage point increase of A high schools, and now matches the state average in the percentage of its A high schools thanks to the approval of the First Coast appeal. Since 1999, the Florida Department of Education has assigned letter grades to individual schools based on student performances on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). KINGSLAND MAYOR CELEBRATES MOTHERS DAYGeorgia moms celebrate in Kingsland and Brunswick. More details inside. PAGE 8

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CHRIST TABERNACLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, with Rev. Darrell Lewis Gilyard, Pastor, 2335 North Davis St., Jacksonville, is having their church's First Annual Health Expo on May 31, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The cost is Free. Contact: Rosylin Kimbrough rosylinKimbrough@aol.com or 904-662-4567. MOUNT LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH located at 9319 Ridge Blvd., with Rev. Freddie Sumner, Pastor, will be celebrating its Annual Youth celebration beginning Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Facility. Our events will begin with the Banquet, The Grand Finale of the evening, Youth on Parade, Fashion Show, Special Awards presentation, lots of fun and food. Saturday, May 17, Youth Outing. Sunday May 18th, Church School at 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. We will conclude our youth weekend celebration with our Extravaganza at 4 p.m. with invited youth guest participating from various churches to celebrate with us as we close out this exciting weekend activities. The colors for the occasion are Red/Black/White. We are proud to present Miss Myreeka Butler, Youth President, Class of 2014 Frank H. Peterson, as a graduating senior as she takes her Education to a Higher Level. For further information, contact the church at 904-527-1762. SHILOH METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH H.B. Charles, Jr., Pastor-Teacher, opens Shiloh Outreach Center, Developing Entrepreneur Skills as a Path to the Future. Open House will be at Beaver Street Enterprise Center, 1225 West Beaver St., Jacksonville, Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Networking Benefits: Connect leaders and entrepreneurs in the business community, and form lasting strategic alliances. We will take a look at business incubation and other resources; Motivational and informative comments for perspective entrepreneurs; Tour, Refreshments, Networking. If you are interested in attending the event, please send RSVP to Reginal L. Bryant, Pastor of Outreach at rbryant@smbejax.com or 904-652-0581. GREATER NEW BIRTH BAPTIST CHURCH will honor their pastor, Levi White III, for 16 years of service. The church will provide a week of services May 12th May 18th. Many pastors and churches will join them as they honor this great man of God. Our Sunday morning guests will be Rev. Dr. Fleming Tarver and the St John Baptist Church of Clearwater, Florida. May 12th, 14th, and 16th, services will be held at 7pm. On May 18th services will be at 1030am and 4pm. The public is invited. Dinner will be served. ZION HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 2803 Edgewood Ave., West, Jacksonville, FL, Rev. Clifford Johnson, Jr., Pastor. This is an invitation to attend our Deacons, Deaconess and Trustees Anniversary on May 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Guest Messenger:Rev. Clarence Jenkins, First African Missionary Baptist, Green Cove Springs. Please come and receive the Blessings of the Lord. For more information, call 904-7649353. JACKSONVILLE, FL ABDULLAH, Paula Hazel, died May 7, 2014. BENTON, Milton C., died May 3, 2014. BERRY, Grace, 97, died May 5, 2014. BEYNON, Harry L., 78, died May 7, 2014. BINGHAM, Robert Truman, Jr., 45, died May 2, 104. BRYANT Shiech Latoya, died May 3, 2014. BURGESS, Gwendolyn, died May 3, 2014. BURNETTE, Troy Austin, 44, died May 9, 2014. CARVER, Calvin H., died May 12, 2014. CASON, Willie, 99, died May 11, 2014. CHAPLIN, Claretha, 79, died May 8, 2014. DAWSON, Edward L, 26, 2014 died May 9, 2014. DEESE, Velma, 97, died May 11, 2014. FORBES, Michael A., 57, died May 6, 2014. GASTIN, Kuistin Juvonni, 19, died May 12, 2014. GRANT, Mary E., died May 6, 2014. HALL, George, Jr., died May 3, 2014. HARRELL, Maurice, died May 6, 2014. HOLLAND, Tyrone, 56, died May 3, 2014. JACOBS, Willie Dean, 67, died May 14, 2014. JOHNSON, Clifford R., 84, died May 9, 2014. JOHNSON, Johnnie Lee, Jr., died May 2, 2014. JOHNSON, Willie Pearl, May 5, 2014. JONES, Lavater Mae Pat, 94, died May 12, 2014. JONES, Marvin Price, 84, died May 13, 2014. LINDBLADE Roy Ed., died May 8, 2014. LYONS, Alfred James Jim, 90, died May 4, 2014. MILLER, Fred O., Jr., May 6, 2014. MILLER, John Bernard, Jr., died May 10, 2014. MOTTERN, Barbara P., died May 11, 2014. NELSON, Mary, 84, died May 10, 2014. OXENDINE Mary Kathryn, 85, died May 12, 2014. RAUSCH Joyce, 74, died May 12, 2014. ROBINSON, Horace, Jr., died May 12, 2014. SCHUBERT, Alice Kathleen, died May 13, 2014. SHERIDAN Eileen E., died May 12, 2014. SHERMAN, Lizzie, died May 7, 2014. SINGLETON, John F., 64, died May 8, 2014. SMITH, Ronald Ronny, 62, died May 6, 2014. STAMPER, Gloria, died May 9, 2014. STROWBRIDGE Rosa Lee, died May 8, 2014. TANNER Ruth Thomas, 82, died May 6, 2014. ~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS Nelson, Queen, died May 13, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPage 2 THE STAR May 17, 2014 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. 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 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 281 East 44th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32208 UnityMissionaryBaptist@aol.com Funeral Services, Wakes, Repass, Weddings, and Banquets Available For more information, please contact Mrs. Homes at: (904) 402-2816 or (904) 444-9143 ONE ACCORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL2971 Waller Street, Jacksonville, FL(904) 389-7373Bishop, Dr. Jan D. Goodman, Sr. PastorSunday School . . . . . . . . . Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE OUTREACH CENTER 5640 Timaquana Rd. Ste 6 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Dr. Beatrice House Apostle/Consultant/MentorMaking A Difference, One At A Time Services : Sunday... 10:00am Tuesday 7:00pm Prayer Ministry : 2nd Saturday.....10:30am Leadership Training : 3rd Tuesday.7:00pm For more information call: 904.778.7651 ~ ALL ARE WELCOME ~ 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... Almighty God,Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love, through Jesus Christ our LORD.

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May 17, 2014 THESTAR PAGE 3 Childrens Corner FAMU Graduate Student Makes AwardWinning Discovery in Apalachicola ForestTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate student Latasha Tanner, who is pursuing her masters degree in entomology at the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, recently received top accolades from the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). Tanner ranked No. 3 in the nation in the MANRRS graduate poster competition for her research on the impact of invasive beetles in the Apalachicola National Forest. Her research uncovered millions of dollars worth of possible damage to Floridas forestry and agricultural industries. She discovered that the Redbay ambrosia beetle coupled with the laurel wilt fungus had become a serious threat to Floridas forestry industry and is a potential $13 million a year problem for Floridas avocado crop, which could have commercial and residential impacts. Entomology holds a very special place in my heart, said Tanner, who not only completed her research project early, but also successfully balanced her in-depth research with raising nine-month-old twins and an eight-year-old daughter. Tanner explained that her dedication to her research was not only about shedding light on a growing issue in the Apalachicola Forest, but was also about paving the way for other female researchers who will come after her. Ive seen how were very underrepresented nationally, so I try to be a gateway for other young ladies in the research community, said Tanner, who despite recently being offered a full-ride scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. at Louisiana State University, has decided to continue her work within the FAMU community with hopes of recruiting more minority women in entomology. Tanners research collaborates with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program (CAPS) and Division of Plant Industry (DPI) in identifying potential pathways of invasive bark beetle. Her findings help to explain why Floridians are no longer allowed to transport firewood, as it can spread the beetles to campsite areas and pose a potential risk to infect the forest. She also determined that gel ethanol was significantly more attractive to ambrosia b eetles than the mixture of manuka and phoebe oil, which is currently used for management of the invasive species. She proposes that hand sanitizer attractant could be used as an alternative to gel ethanol, as it is more cost-effective and sustainable. She is a creative thinker with an eye for details and a devotion to logic, which serves her well in all of her activities, said Lambert Kanga, Ph.D., an adviser to Tanner in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, who expressed his pride in the determination she displayed throughout the research process. I hope I have set the stage to show other moms that you can do it dont give up, said Tanner about her national recognition. CAMP RESTORATION FOR YOUTH SUMMER CAMP 2014 (Ages 5 15)June 16th August 25th 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP A.M.E. CHURCH 1451 Mount Herman St., Jacksonville, FL 32209 Serving Hot Breakfast and Lunch Program Activities : Academic Enhancement, Arts & Craft, Youth Development, Crime Awareness & Bullying, Field Trips, Games, Charter Building (Self Respect), Sports, Exercise Activities, Etc. Hurting Families with Children in Crimes, Inc. 6th Annual Camp For detailed information, contact Site Director: Linda Dayson at 904-755-9863. A VOICE FOR THE COMMUNITY! FIGHTING FOR EQUAL JUSTICE AND CHANGING LIVES! Florida A&M University (FAMU) graduate student Latasha Tanner

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MAY 17, 2014 E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. Saturdays Round 3 of the 2014 PGA Tournament Players Championship (TPC) golf tournament at Sawgrass ended with the leaders, Germanys Martin Kaymer and 20-year 12 under par, the 2nd place leader at 8 under, and a host of players, including local favorite Jim Furyk, tied for 3rd at 6 under. By the time Kaymer and Spihad steadily and masterfully advanced within three strokes of Kaymer, who lead the pack all four days of the tournament (Spieth, who talked of trying to 4th place but took home a purse of $440,000 for the effort). A weather delay was called as the result of an electrical storm in the area just as Furyk, notoriously known for his slow play, was painstakingly sizing birdie.. When play resumed, Martin Kaymers game was notably off. A double bogey reduced him to one stroke over Jim Furyk. Still, Kaymer, the 29 year old former No. 1 in the world won the tournament taking home the largest purse of his career, $1,800,000. Furyks second place win was a cool $1,080,000. I havent mentioned the elephant in the room, the missing Tiger Woods, last years TPC winner. Sidelined while recuperating from back surgery, fans lamented his absence (I must have overheard at least three conversations expressing the same). Still, his image is all over the Sawgrass stadium, and PGA clips. T.V. viewership also suffered from his absence. According to SBnation.com, Final-round coverage memorable holes in play at the end, the par-3 17th at Sawgrass, was down 54 percent from last year when Woods overcame a third-round tiff with Sergio As we walked around the bustling stadium grounds, we met delightful visitors who were in town for the tournament. We found retiree Keith Everett of Washington, D.C. waiting in the Clubhouse lobby while wife Diane Everett browsed in THE PLAYERS Golf Shop. Having a bite to eat at The Turn, the Grey Goose sponsored 19th hole lounge, was a lovely couple from St. Marys, Georgia, James McCarter, Ed.D and his wife LaChrista McCarter. Dr. McCarters company, T.O.Y. Publishing (Thoughts of Youth, www.toypublishing.com), is a publisher of childrens books and works that inspire personal growth. There were lots of locals represented, too. Hanging out at the food and beverage tent on the lawn of the Clubhouse were Carla Wilkes and daughter Nikita Nikki Wilkes, M.D. Carla and I havent know that we met before. As it turned out, Its a sation, Nikki realized that she was acquainted with Ok Sun and Volume Burks through their daughter Chloe Groomes, Pharm.D., who was a chum from Stanton College Preparatory where they both excelled academically and were cheerleaders! At the players interview and autograph area, we met the Hall family, mom Khalilah, dad Edward, and their son, Kaden, a First Tee golfer in the 9-11 year old group. Kadens been playing for two years and, of course, has his own set of clubs. He is a stuthe next Tiger? Of course, big events like the TPC tournament rely heavily on volunteers. First year volunteer, Ingrid Sherles, was helping control lines of folks queuing up in the PwC First Tee Challenge pavilion. Ingrid, a graduate of Jacksonvilles Ribault High School and Florida State University (FSU), volunteered through Bank of America. She is a proud soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter. John Vickers, a sports/physical therapist from Miami was given tickets by a client, golfer Erik Compton. So, he treated his father and nephew, Jacksonville residents J ohn Vickers and Adam Parrish, respectively, to a day at the tournament. Adam, a 6th grader at Greenwood School, thinks golf is okay but likes basketball better! The day began and ended with one of the nicest guys youd ever want to meet, James Williams, Jr who was one of the drivers shuttling media guests between the designated parking garage off campus and the Media Center on the stadium grounds. He was pleasant and just the breath of fresh air needed liams, a retired transit driver from Syracuse, N.Y., drives tour buses for Destinations Unlimited Tours, a company owned by old friends from my days as a travel agent, Mike and Starr Mackey. The beautiful weather (perfect until lightening and rain caused Sundays two hour delay), and enjoyable folks who came out for 2014 TPC Sawgrass made Tigers absence a lot less painful. The Players Championship 2014 Choose coverage from Sunshine Health today. --FLMedicaidManagedCare.com. Learn More!VISIT ChooseSunshineHealth.com CALL --TDD/TTY ---

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PAGE 7 THE STAR MAY 17, 2014 Friday Musicale Presented A Musical Presentation of the Oud at Fishweir Elementary School On Friday, May 2, 2014, Friday Musicale presented A grade students at Fishweir Elementary School through a grant from Linda McLucas Fisher and Michael Medill Fisher. This was the second educational outreach presentation sponsored by Linda and Michael at Fishweir Elementary School this school year. Principal Kimberly M. Dennis welcomed the students and introduced the program. Mr. Charles Ohayon came to the United States from French Morocco in 1968. He began playing the lute (oud in Arabic) at age ten. From studying Hebrew cantorial music under one of the famous cantors in Casablanca, Mr. Ohayon gained the discipline and knowledge of the Hebrew language. Last Fridays program included songs played and sung in bic, Spanish and English. Students enjoyed asking questions of Mr. Ohayon after the performance such as, What other instruments do you play? and When did you begin playing the oud?. Mr. Ohayon encouraged all the students, if they were able, to study music now or as soon as they are able. Friday Musicale is grateful to Principal Kimberly M. Dennis for her support of presenting the arts to students and to Linda McLucas Fisher and Michael Medill Fisher for sponsoring the program. Friday Musicale plans to continue its educational outreach school year. Interested school administrators should contact musicale.com or 904-355-7584, for more information. Charles Ohayon and Fishweir Elementary School Principal, Kimberly M. Dennis. With an education, Florida students can reach for the stars. Its why weve contributed more than $26 billion to education over the past 26 years. Thats more than a billion dollars to education every year. We dont just believe in the future of our state. Were investing in it. Visit flalottery.com/education.do to learn more about our commitment to education. Floridas future is only as bright as theirs. alottery.com Must be 18 or older to play. Play responsibly. 2014 Florida Lottery

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PAGE THESTAR MAY 17. 2014SOUTH GEORGIA MAYORS CELEBRATE MOTHERS DAY LEFT:Mayor or Kingsland, GA, Ken Smith greets community mothers in his area. PHOTOS: Angela FavorsMorrell ABOVE:Brunswick Mayor Cornell Havery and the mothers of his community

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SPORTS Jaguars makes Bortles highest NFL Draft PickBy Fred Witt Florida Sports Gathered with his family at New York Citys historic Radio City Music Hall former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles heard league commissioner pick and third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Hes a really strong leader, really competitive, and the thing at the Combine that stood out to me is that he went there and competed when he was highly touted anyway. He did that and then the other thing was I think he was really excited to be here, said Jaguars second year head coach Gus Bradley. Bortles became the highest draft pick in UCF history, surpassing Daunte Culpepper who was drafted 11th overall by the Vikings in 1999. Bortles and Culpepper now stand as the Knights only two the NFL Draft. record as a starter. For the second straight year a UCF running back heard his name called in the draft as Storm Johnson was picked up by the Jaguars in the seventh round (222nd Overall). yard rushing games highlighted by 124 yards and three touchdowns in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl win over Baylor. Johnson completed the season with 1,139 yards and 14 touchdowns, while accumulating 260 receiving yards with three scores. I knew they were interested. They would come to practice, theyre right down the road. They would come to our practices and games, Johnson said. blessed to have this opportunity and blessed just to get that call from the general manager. Knights have been selected by one team in the same NFL Draft. NOTABLE DRAFT FOR ACC Miami, Florida State and Virginia all saw their consecutive draft strings continue thanks in part to the Jaguars. Jacksonville drafted Florida State linebacker Tel2014 NFL draft. Miami offensive guard Brandon Linder was selected (93rd overall) on the second night of the Jaguars. He is joined by former Miami QB Stephen Morris who was signed as undrafted rookie. Virginia senior center Luke Bowanko was seJohn St. Clair went to the St. Louis Rams in 2000 since 2009 when Eugene Monroe was taken in the Florida State led all ACC schools with seven players chosen as each of the conferences 14 teams had at least one player taken in this years draft. FSU has now had 18 players drafted in the National Football League over the past two years. ROUNDING OUT THE DRAFT Jacksonville took wide receivers Marqise Lee of Southern California and Allen Robinson of Penn State in the second round. We got another true junior in Robinson so were excited about that. This is a guy that brings another element to our offense. He was one of our favorites from the beginning and we had him right behind Lee on our board. They were right there neck and neck and when it came down to it we never imagined we would go back to back receivers because we didnt think wed have an opportunity to do it, said Jacksonville general manager David Caldwell. They added cornerback Aaron Colvin out of Oklahoma and defensive end Chris Smith of ArBILLBOARD WORTHY Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars are already becoming a match made in marketing heaven. The Jaguars purchased three electronic billboard advertisements in Orlando with the message welcome to the family and player images for their 2014 NFL draft class. There are 10 billboards in the Jacksonville area with the same image, but a different message that states welcome to the new generation of Jags football. MAKING ROOM Six players were released from the roster including 2011 third-round draft pick guard Will Rackley. Running back Delone Carter, running back Shaun Chapas, wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, defensive tackle Drake Nevis and wide receiver Stephen Williams were also released. The Jaguars drafted nine players in last weekends draft and agreed to terms with 17 undrafted rookies. Fans will get a chance to see the new drafted and undrafted players this weekend during rookie camp. Photo by UCF Athletics Communications Photos by FM Powell with The Florida/Georgia Star MIAMI A game, a series, a season, they all would hinge on one shot. That is, if the shot was taken. Ray Allen and LeBron James would have none of that. They swarmed Brooklyn sharpshooter Joe Johnson and knocked the ball away twice, Nets 96-94 on Wednesday night. Its always been like that for us, James said. Its never easy. Its never easy for us. Sure looks easy. It was the 10th straight series win for the two-time defending NBA champions. James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 28 and Allen hit the The Heat won the series 4-1, a far cry from the 4-0 edge Brooklyn had in the regular-season matchups between the clubs. Give the Heat credit, Nets coach Jason Kidd said. They were attacking there in the fourth quarter. We were attacking. Both teams were attacking. They made plays, they made shots and we didnt. For much of the night, Brooklyn was making enough plays. The Nets led by 10 points in the third quarter and got a virtuoso He just never got that 24th shot off. So was Johnson, who made tough shot after tough shot, even while defended by James. When Johnson hit a contested jumper with 4:49 left, it was 91-83 and the Nets seemed on the brink of victory. Then Miami scored the next 12 points, and that was enough. Barely, but enough. It was just about getting stops, Wade said. We knew offensively that we needed to execute, but we knew we werent going to win the game unless we got some stops. Heat rally past Nets to East nals, 96-94 PAGE 9 THE STAR MAY 17, 2014The Players Championship

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CITY TO HONOR FALLEN HEROES ON MEMORIAL DAY Four Names to Be Added to Veterans Memorial Wall City of Jacksonvilles annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. Pre-ceremony music by Navy Band Southeast, 9 a.m. Ceremony at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall, 1145 E. Remarks by Mayor Alvin Brown, Rep. Ander Crenshaw, Rep. Corrine Brown and Admiral Jonathan Howe, U.S. Navy (ret.), followed by the presentation of memorial wreaths. The names of four fallen service members are being added to the Veterans Memorial Wall this year. The Navy Band Southeast and the Edward Waters Chorus will perform, and a flyover by a Vietnamera jet will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War. The Memorial Day Observance is free and open to the public. Patriotic attire is suggested and parking is free. For more information about the Military Affairs & Veterans Department and other Memorial Day events please call (904) 630-3680 or visit www.coj.net/MilitaryAffairs.Page 10 THESTAR May 17, 2014 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. Ortiz, Angela Morrell, Farris Long, Frank Powell Columnists : Ester Davis DistributionSales: Cassie Williams, Eddie Lismore TEL: (904) 766-8834 FAX: (904) 765-1673 info@thefloridastar.com Serving St. Johns, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Alachua, Flagler, Marion, McIntosh, Camden And Glynn CountyTheFloridaStar.comThe Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers are independent newspapers published weekly in Jacksonville, Florida SUBSCRIPTIONRATES One Year-$40.00 Half Year-$22.00Send check or money order or call with VISA, AmEx, MC, DISCOVER and subscription amount to: The Florida Star, The Georgia Star P.O. 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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 AnouncementOPINIONS HEY PEOPLE OF FLORIDA! Check out Floridas newest and most lovable little Manatee at: www.bunteecee.com An American NightmareMy Day By Dr. J. Ester Davis Are you prepared to bury your child? Your niece or nephew or a grandchild? Or attend the funeral of a teen who was on dialysis? Are we burying our children too soon? Are heart attacks among 30 and 40 year olds normal? What consequences will children/ young adults face as they gain more and more weight? Obesity and poor eating habits are a living nightmare. My day, any day of the week, can take several turns with detours attached. Such was the occasion recently. It started with an innocent phone call from an associate producer about a video matter. In the course of the conversation which was in the middle of the morning, we were interrupted by a phone call from her child. The child was having stomach pains and needed to come home. The child was on medication, diabetes in this case and there were obvious side effects from the medication. Armed with this information some follow up, and meddling in their business, the stubborn question paramount in my mind was what testing is done on children for the meds they are taking. The answer is a short one. They are not well-tested in children. The adult drugs these kids take to battle their conditions are numerous, serious from muscle weakness to fatique symptoms commonly found in older Americans. This nightmare combined with the naked truth is that for the first time ever, a generation of children may have a shorter life expectancy at birth than their parents. These superannuated kids have premature aging, thick throats that restrict airways, dark velvety patches on the neck than can be a sign of health problems, cholesterol buildup causing dense artery walls restricting blood flow. Any airway or blood restrictions in the body automatically hinders the brain from properly functioning. Every day we hear or read about corruption being an epidemic, an outburst of measles as an epidemic, growing problem of pot-is-hot, global warning as the number one concern in America today, an epidemic of identify theft, on and on and on. I personally think, as I have mentioned n this article before, that poor health is the number one problem in America today. And to combat poor health, we have quick fixes and prescriptions to fill. It is not normal for children to take medication, to have fatty livers, suffer heart failure, to mature so early that puberty occurs around age eleven. In the midst of a booming economy, a runaway technologically advanced world, the only way to combat poor health is to apply some good old fashioned common sense without it being breaking news or a reality show. Be a responsible adult and change your eating habits so you and the young around you can live. Ester Davis can be reached at Esterday.com or 214.376.9000 INVITATION FOR BIDS CIRCUIT BREAKER REPLACEMENT FOR THREE (3) HANJUNG CRANES BLOUNT ISLAND MARINE TERMINAL JAXPORT PROJECT NO.: B2014-02 JAXPORT CONTRACT NO.: EQ-1460 Sealed bids will be received by JAXPORT until 2:00 PM (EST) THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014, at which time they shall be opened in the Public Meeting Room of the Port Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, for CIRCUIT BREAKER REPLACEMENT FOR THREE (3) HANJUNG CRANES All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and drawings for Contract No. EQ-1460, which may be examined in the Procurement Department of JAXPORT, located on the second floor of the Port Central Office Building, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. (Please telephone 904/357-3017 for information.) A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE AND SITE VISIT WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014, AT 10:00 AM (EST) AT THE BLOUNT ISLAND MARINE TERMINAL, ACCESS CONTROL BUILDING, 2ND FLOOR, 9620 DAVE RAWLS BLVD, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32226. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, YOU MUST CALL (904) 357-3017 TO HAVE YOUR NAME ADDED TO THE SHUTTLE BUS ROSTER. SHUTTLE BUS WILL TRANSPORT BIDDERS AFTER THE PRE-BID MEETING. PLEASE BRING A SAFETY VEST AND HARD HAT. ATTENDANCE BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS REQUIRED. A BID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT SUCH CONFERENCE. PLEASE VISIT HTTP://WWW.JAXPORT.COM/ABOUT-JAXPORT/CORPO RATE-INFORMATION/PROJECTS-FOR-BID OR CALL THE PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT AT (904) 357-3017, PRIOR TO THE BID OPENING TO DETERMINE IF ANY ADDENDA HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON THIS CONTRACT. Bid and contract bonding are required. This project is funded on a 50/50 split with a State of Florida grant program and JPA funds. PUBLIC NOTICEThe Gantt ReportBy Lucius GanttDo you ever wonder why you get the same political emails and direct mail pieces over and over again? Most Black voters are registered Democrats but any Black person that contributed to President Barack Obamas election or reelection campaigns will get at least four or five emails a week encouraging you to vote for anybody, devil or angel, Democratic that runs for office as a Democratic candidate. We get emails but white folk get all of the campaign money! Democrats must understand Black voters didnt turn ou t in record numbers to vote for Democrats, Black voters turned out in high numbers in Obamas first election to vote for a Black President. In Obamas election to serve another four years, Blacks turned out in relatively high numbers because Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures were doing all they could to suppress, curtail and deny Black voters their Constitutional right to cast a ballot for the candidates of thei r choice. Now, back to the emails. No matter how many times Democratic candidates sen d you emails begging you to send them money to pay white consultants or to buy media on white owned broadcast stations, web sites and newspapers, the Democratic candidates will continue to lose because Democrats are politically insane! I know you dont like for me to write like this about you r favorite political party but the truth is the truth whethe r Black voters like it or not! Some people describe political insanity as doing the same thing year after losing year and expecting differen t election results. I just say the campaign plans and election plans devised by high paid Democratic consultants is mad, crazy and exudes senselessness! Even though Democrats, in Florida for instance, have been losing statewide and local elections since the early 1980s even though there are more registered Democrats in the Sunshine State than there are Republicans and Independents. The high paid Democratic consultants can make $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 a month and get 15% commission on placing millions and millions of dollars in advertising. They can also get free housing, a free car to drive, free food, free cell phones and whatever else they ask for. They get all of that to advise Democrats to be more Republican than Republicans. They tell Democrats to be ultra conservative, to be silent on issues of importance to thei r Black and organized labor bases and to spend every dolla r you can until the weekend before the election and if there is anything left throw some political crumbs to any dar k skinned person that will take it because all Blacks loo k alike! No matter how much money Black people contribute to Democratic candidates, the National and state democratic parties will never hire professional Black political consultants, they will never make meaningful political ad buys with Black owned media and they will never respect the Blac k votes that Democrats must get in order to win any race including a rat race! Yes, Democrats use the same consultants every year an d when they lose they say, Blacks didnt turn out to vote! They should be saying the dumb ass consultants they hire failed to deliver a winning campaign again! Perhaps Americas highly paid Democratic consultants are paid to lose!

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