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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 24 MAY 30, 2014 VOL. 64 NO. 6 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 CommunityThe View star Sherri Shepherd is facing two custody battles one with her ex-husband over her nine year-old son and one with her current estranged husband who is attempting to get custody of their unborn child in their pending divorce. Jeff Tarpley (pictured in 2005) wants the child with him, his girlfriend and their two sons, saying that he doesnt want the child raised in the media. He also claimed she left him with unskilled nannies despite many of Shepherds friends coming to her defense saying that she is a hands on mom to the boy who is special needs. Meanwhile Shepherds current spouse Lamar Sally is fighting for custody of their unborn child who is expected to be born Juy 28th. The baby is being carried by a surrogate. Sally has filed for full legal and physical custody of the fetus, along with spousal support. It is also stated that he wants the prenuptial agreement invalidated based on fraud. While Shepherd has not gone public with her battles, her celebrity friends have spoken out on their thoughts on the men ganging up on her.Brooklyn native Yasmin Bey also known as Mos Def is canceling his upcoming shows due to problems reentering the United States. We regret to inform you that due to immigration / legal issues Yasiin Bey is unable to enter back into the United States and his upcoming U.S. tour has been canceled, including May 15th, Together Bostons show at The Wilbur Theatre, the statement read. Individual ticket refunds for this show are available at point of sale. The Grammy and Emmy nominated entertainer recently relocated to South Africa. His career includes several successful albums and film/tv credits include The Cosby Mysteries, Bamboozled, Monster's Ball, Brown Sugar and he also played Chuck Berry in Cadillac Records. For playing pioneering Black surgeon, Vivien Thomas in HBO's film Something the Lord Made, he was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe, and won the Image Award.CHILDPROTECTIVESERV ICESONWILL ANDJADA AFTER 13 YEAR OLD POSESINBEDWITHMAN MISSINGCHILDREN OUTSPOKENRAPPER/ACTORMOSDEF CANCELSTOUR AFTERBEINGDENIEDREENTRYTO USAWhen she hit the red carpet with her signature pooch purses, we knew Beast of The Southern Wild Oscar nominee Quvenzhan Wallis was on the road to style success. The star of the latest Annie remake is now the muse and model of ARMANI Junior making her the first major child celebrity to be the face of a luxury brand. Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age. Her kindness, curiosity and openness towards others really struck me, as they are all traits I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be the face of Armani Junior. With her insatiable energy, Quvenzhane made the clothing come alive, interpreting it in her own singular way, says Giorgio Armani (pictured).With her teen brother serving a life sentence in the shooting death of a toddler, and their mother Kamiah serving 10 years for hiding the gun and lying to police, Sabrina Elkins is now the third member of her family who could end up behind bars in connection to the infamous Brunswick Baby Murder. Sabrina pleaded guilty last week to tampering with evidence in the Glynn County Superior Court, admitting that she helped her brother DeMarquise Elkins get rid of the gun used to shoot 13 month-old Antonio Santiago. The child was shot in the head at close range while sitting in his stroller during what was said to be an attempted robbery. The toddler was on a morning walk with his mother, who was shot in the leg, at the time of the incident. Sabrina faces up to 10 years in prison. A sentence date has not yet been set. Meanwhile, the 16 year-old who is said to have been with DeMarquise who was 17 at the time of the crime is still waiting trail. Elkins and his mother were sentenced in a metro Atlanta court after the story gained local and international attention. WALLIS MAKESARMANIHISTORYBRUNSWICK BABY MURDER: SISTER GUILTY PLEA JSOVeteran Honored at Tikkum Olum Grande Ball Mayor, JSO Sheriff Talk Operation CeasefireOn Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Sheriff John Rutherford announced "Operation Ceasefire" at a location on North Myrtle Avenue in Patrol Zone 5. City Officials and Community Activists join Sheriff Rutherford for a news conference to discuss "Operation Ceasefire". He was joined by Mayor Alvin Brown, Council Member E. Denise Lee and other members of the City Council Ad Hoc Committee on Jacksonville's Neighborhood Blight. The initiative was launched at the beginning of May with a concentrated focus by police to engage the community and solicit their tips and information in an effort to solve aggravated battery/assault cases and murders. Also, at the news conference Council Member Lee spoke about the Human Blight in various districts of the city and Mayor Alvin Brown spoke about summer job opportunities available to youth in the community. Ken Jefferson, a Candidate for the Office of Sheriff, was honored on Friday, May 16 at the Tikkun Olam Grande Ball Dance for the Children held at Deerwood Country Club. Jefferson received the 2014 Tikkun Olam award for being an outstanding person in the community, a man of honor whose reputation precedes him, and a person who serves well the cause of Tikkun Olam. Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew phrase that means repairing the world or healing the world and has come to indicate social action and the pursuit of social justice. Reclaim Global defines it as a shared responsibility to heal and repair the world. This award was a complete surprise to me and I was taken aback when they called my name, said Jefferson. I am very honored that Dr. Kaye (founder of Reclaim) would even consider me for this award. I have been devoted to serving the citizens of Jacksonville for most of my life and I am passionate about fighting crime. As Sheriff, I will be proactive and do my very best to prevent anyone from becoming a victim of crime, especially innocent children. Jefferson is a 24 year veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, during which time he was an investigator in the sex crimes unit. He is a former expert crime analyst with WJXT, motivational speaker, and community leader. He is currently running for Sheriff of Duval County. BRUNSWICKTEEN SOUGHTFORROBBERY, KIDNAPPING ANDASSAULT Local cops seek help in locating the whereabouts of a 19 year-old believed to be involved in a disturbing crime. Plus woman in $4 million scam FULL DETAILS ONPAGE 8Sherri Shepherd Battling Husbands on Custody of Son and Unborn BabyThe parenting style of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith is making news again and its not as simple as why they allow their son Jaden to wea r skirts or why their daughter Willow is allowed to dye her hair and pierce her tongue. This time, Chil d Protective Services are stepping in after the Smiths 13 year-old daughter was photographed laying in the lap of former Disney star Moises Arias, 20. An investigation was formally opened las t week, with sources claiming they will interview both Willow and Moises. Heres the deal: There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation, Jada was caugh t saying to TMZ. You guys are projecting your trash onto it and youre acting like covert pedophiles, an d thats not cool. SAM GREENLEE, AUTHOR OF THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR, DEAD AT 83Samuel Elder Greenlee, Jr. died in Chicago at 83. He was best known for his controversial novel The Spook Who Sat by the Door, which went on to be chosen as The Sunday Times Book of the Year. The novel was subsequently made into the 1973 cult classic of the same name, directed by Ivan Dixon and co-produced and written by Greenlee. The Spook Who Sat by the Door, tells a story of a black man who is recruited as a CIA agent and having mastered the skills of a spy then uses them to lead a black guerrilla movement in the US. The movie is said to be "one of the more memorable and impassioned films that came out around the beginning of the notoriously polarizing blaxploitation era. Other works by Greenlee include Baghdad Blues, a 1976 novel based on his experiences traveling in Iraq in the 1950s and witnessing the 1958 Iraqi revolution, Blues for an African Princess, a 1971 collection of poems, and Ammunition (poetry, 1975).

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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. 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. GET READY, GET READY, GET READY-Annual Father's Day Program Date: Sunday June 15th, 2014 Time: 6:00 p.m. Where: Revelation Prayer House Location: 1725 W. 28th Street Jacksonville, Florida 32209 (Elder Grady Dicks Pastor) Appearing on program: The New Miracles, The Spiritualistics, New Creation Gospel Singers, The Vickers Family, Victory Gospel Singers, Dea. Willie Kirkland, The Scott Family, The Gospel Tones. This program is sponsored by Little Jessie & the Miracles. Come One, Come All!!! Let Us Have A Good Time In The Name of the Lord! For More Information, contact Sis. Jasmine Bullock @ 352-708-0277. This event is FREE to the public!~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Dont forget that Memorial Day is about honoring those Men and Women who made the ultimate sacrifice. JACKSONVILLE, FL ADERHOLT, Cora, 100, died May 18, 2014. BIEBER, William, died May 17, 2014. BOYD, Tommy Walter, 60, died May 14, 2014. BROWN, Curley Davis, died May 18, 2014. CARTER Warnell, 67, died May 12, 2014. CARVER, Eron EJ, Sr, 72, died May 18, 2014. CLARK, Eric A., Sr., 51, died May 14, 2014. CLARK, James, died May 19, 2014. CLAXTON, Julia Judy Melba, 70, died May 18, 2014. COLVIN Lucile, 78, died May 16, 2014. CREWS, Malcolm H., Jr. 59, died May 17, 2014. CROWLEY, Marilyn Lowe, 69, died May 13, 2014. CUMMINGS, Shaleathya L., 37, died May 17, 2014. DEESE, Sandra Dee, died May 10, 2014. DELANEY, Mamie, 84, died May 12, 2014. DUBARD Carlene, died May 18, 2014. ELLIS, Florence, 87, died May 17, 2014. EVANS, Sammie L., died May 13, 2014. FITZ, Barbara Olga, 87, died May 19, 2014. FLETCHER, Mary Elizabeth, 88 FOSTON, Edith Burney, died May 16, 2014. FREEMAN, Dorothy Leola, died May 15, 2014. HENRY, Linda D., died May 12, 2014. HOPKINS, Virginia, died May 19, 2014. HUNTER, Anna, died May 18, 2014. JAMES, Leroy, died May 15, 2014. JONES, Myrtice, died May 15, 2014. KIMMEL, Earl Joseph, died May 18, 2014. MACK, Roy Edward, 71, died May 18, 2014. McCLENDON, Wanda Johnson, 59, died May 19, 2014. MILLER, Lawrence Larry Earl, Jr., 43, died May 17, 2014. MORGAN, Denward, 88, died May 20, 2014. NEWSOME, Leroy, died May 10, 2014. PRIESTER, Juanita, died May 19, 2014. RUSSELL, Edward Charles, Jr., died May 18, 2014. SEAY, Joella Lynn, 51, died May 20, 2014. SINGLETON, Reginald Pierre, died May 16, 2014. SMITH, Mary Lue, 90, died May 11, 2014. SOMERS, Mary W., 87, died May 16, 2014. STAUDIGL Jeane, 69, died May 18, 2014. STEWART, Davey Joe, 61, died May 13, 2014. TAYLOR, Kent, died May 19, 2014. TILSON, Charles, 86, died May 14, 2014. TUCKER, Norman Eugene, 90, died May 16, 2014. VITTETOW, Zachary Zach Steven, 28, died May 17, 2014. WALDEN, Linda, died May 15, 2014. WALDON, Samuel Lee, died May 12, 2014. WALKER, Margaret, 70, died May 19, 2014. WATSON, Harry H., Sr., 90, died May 17, 2014. WEINER, Archibald, III, 63, died May 16, 2014. WILKINSON, Ruby, 80, died May 19, 2014. WOODS, Sandra Sue, 70, died May 14, 2014. ZAPP Daniel, 43, died May 16, 2014. ZIMMERMAN, Virginia Dorothy Virginia Whitehead, 93, died May 18, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPage 2 THE STAR May 24, 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 24, 2014 THESTAR PAGE 3 Childrens Corner KNOW YOUR HISTORY: How Memorial Day Got StartedMemorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held an unforgettable parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800+ Black school children where they marched, sang and celebrated. It was initially called Decoration Day. 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 CampFor detailed information, contact Site Director: Linda Dayson at 904-7559863. A VOICE FOR THE COMMUNITY! FIGHTING FOR EQUAL JUSTICE AND CHANGING LIVES! B lack School Children marched, sang and celebrated during the Memorial Day celebration.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MAY 24, 2014 E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL BEGINS MAY 22Popular Annual Event Will Run Thursday Sunday JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 21, 2014 The City of Jacksonville and AARP are proud to present the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. The annual event begins Thursday, May 22, with the Piano CompetiAttracting more than 100,000 visitors to Downtown Jacksonville for three days of entertainment, festival goers can enjoy free performances from a wide range of artists including Al Jarreau, Boney James, Ester Rada, TIZER Featuring Karen Briggs, Marcus Johnson, Joey DeFrancesco, Traces of Blue, Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor, Average White Band, The Stooges Brass Band, Noel Friedline, Pedrito Martinez, and Bobby Caldwell with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Local favorites, Linda Cole and The Joshua Bowlus Quartet, Unique Sound, Tropic of Cancer, Akia Uwanda, Just Jazz Quartet, Jacksonville University Jazz Combo, The Jacksonville Jazz Collective, JB Scott Swingin Allstars, and The Katz Downstairs. The Jazz Festival has long been one of Jacksonvilles signature events, said Mayor Alvin Brown. Its a growing tradition that gets bigger and better every year. This year promises to be the best ever. The new Jacksonville Jazz Festival event footprint will include stages at Bay and Marsh Streets, Bay and Newnan Streets and at The Jacksonville Landing. Portions of Bay Street will close on Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22, and the entire stretch of Bay Street from Lafayette to Ocean streets will be closed Friday, May 23. Parking options for the festival include free street parking, as well as paid surface lots near Adams and Newnan streets, Ocean and Forsyth streets and The Jacksonville Landing, and Yates Garage. JTA will operate a free trolley shuttle from lots E, J, and K at EverBank Field. The fee to park at EverBank is $5. AARP members in Jacksonville and everyone else visiting and living here. The festival is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Festival schedule and additional details are available at www.JaxJazzFest.com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TALK OF THE TOWN!s Jazz Festival PicksFriday, May 23 7:00 p.m. Bobby Caldwell with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Saturday, May 24 2 p.m. Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition Winner 9:30 p.m. Al Jarreau 8:30 p.m. Average White Band 2:30 p.m. Akia Uwanda Sunday, May 25 2:30 p.m. Traces of Blue 6:30 p.m. Kim Waters, Phil Perry, and Maysa ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Back this year, the City of Jacksonville will bring the second annual Off Jazz Concert at the Florida Theatre on Sunday, May 25 and will feature R&B singers Musiq Soulchild and Sebastian Miwww. ticketmaster.com. The Florida Terry Doc Handy Akia Uwanda Traces of Blue Al Jarreau WellCare is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Florida Medicaid program. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, co-payments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. Some plans are available to those who have medical assistance from both the state and Medicare. Premiums, co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. WellCare uses a formulary. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-877-699-3552 (TTY 711). There is no obligation to enroll. A variety of Medicare Advantage, Part D and Special Needs plans may be discussed. www.WellCareNow.com Call WellCare at 1-877-MY-WELLCARE (TTY 711) 8 a.m.8 p.m., 7 days a week. H1032_FL021506_WCM_ADF_ENG CMS Accepted 05062013 WellCare 2013 EP14 FL031_DUVAL 5/4/2014 FL_02_13 51290 Rides to your doctor Monthly no-cost health care supplies Prescription drug coverage Dental, vision and hearing benefits J75745_W51290_EP14_5.25x10_ENG_NE_NG_COWMC_05042014_WK2.indd 1 4/16/14 12:39:54 PM

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PAGE 5 THE STAR MAY 24, 2014 By Frank M Powell III and Marsha Phelts Tallahassee, Fla. Today, Lt. Governor Car Robert B. Hayling James Weldon Johnson Asa Philip Randolph Photos by Frank M Powell III and Marsha Phelts with The Florida/Georgia StarA sixteen year-old Jacksonville student, Nicolas Mote a junior at Douglas Anderson High School of The Art, is the artist of these charcoal portraits of James Weldon Johnson, Dr. Robert B. Hayling, and, Asa Philip Randolph. Dr. Robert B. Hayling and Lieutenant Governor, Carlos Lopez-Cantera. See of the event, page 6

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MAY 24, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 6 James Weldon Johnson, Dr. Robert B. Hayling, and Asa Philip Randolph have made a positive impact on the civil rights movement in Florida, and recognize them by the induction to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Relations Mario Valle, Chair Florida Commission on Human Relations,Clayola Brown President of A. Philip Randolph Institute, Charles Spencer Executive Vice President International Longshoremens Association, Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Michelle Wilson Executive Direc tor Florida Commission on Human Relations, and Alan Williams Florida of Representatives. Relations Mario Valle, Chair Florida Commission on Human Relations, Noelani Ransom, Mary Robinson, Lisa Ransom Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Michelle Wilson Executive Director Florida Commission on Human Relations, and Alan Williams Florida of Representatives. First black State Senator since Re construction, Former Senator Arnett Girardeau and Former Senator Tony Hill. Hill currently serves as a legis lative liaison for Jacksonville, Mayor Alvin Brown. During his tenure in the Florida Senate, Hill served on the following committees: Transportation & Economic Development Appropria tions (Vice Chair); Community Affairs; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Policy and Steering Committee on Governmental Operations; Military Affairs and Domestic Security; Policy and Steering Committee on Ways and Means; Regulated Industries; Select Committee on Floridas Economy and was Chair of the Florida Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Rela tions. He was the Senate Democratic Floor Leader and was appointed by the Senate President to serve on the Home Ownership Promotes The Economy (HOPE) Task Force Luella McQueen trip coordinator Frank Powell, Khamil L. Ojoyo, Debra Lewis, Eleanor Hughes, Alonzo McNealy, Delores James, Emanuel Washington, Vimalaskhi Archer, ASALH President Anita Shepherd, Samelia Adams, Hazel Gillis, Camilla Thompson, David Williams, Priscilla Williamson, Marcia Dunlap, George Clawson, Dr. Ruth Stephens, Gerald Armstrong, George Gillis. James Weldon Johnson Branch of Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Khamil L. Ojoyo.. Camilla Thompson, and Marcia Dunlap. James Weldon Johnson. Branch of Association for the Study of African American Life and History Bus Trip to the Induction Ceremony Floridas Civil Rights Hall of Fame in Tallahassee Florida May 14 2014. Clayola Brown President of A. Philip Randolph Institute and Charles Spencer Executive Vice Presi dent International Longshoremens Association. Former Senator Tory Hill, Dr. Robert B. Hayling, and Marsha Dean Phelts Sharon Coon, Marsha Dean Phelts, Flora Peterson, Lloyd Pearson and Sollie Mitchell. Relations Mario Valle, Chair Florida Commission on Human Relations,Clayola Brown President of A. Philip Randolph Institute, Charles Spencer Executive Vice President International Longshore mens Association, Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Michelle Wilson Executive Direc tor Florida Commission on Human Relations, and Alan Williams Florida of Representatives. The only African American Civil Rights Hall of Fame in side a State Capitol Building.By FM Powell and Marsha Dean Phelts with The Florida/Georgia Star

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PAGE 7 THE STAR MAY 24, 2014Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Fifth Congressional District hosted her 22nd Annual Art Competition. The competition for Congresswoman Corrine Brown began, in 1993, has had more than 1500 high school students from her district to participate. This years program, Artistic Discovery was held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Florida State College at Jacksonville, Technology Center Downtown Campus. three Jacksonville High Schools: Douglas Anderson School for the Arts, Stanton College Preparatory, and Paxon High School for Advanced Studies. Ryan Widgeon, 1st place winner, is an 11th grade student from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The grand prize includes, a trip to Washington DC for the winner and one parent or guardian. Ryan Widhang in the US Capitols rotunda, for one year. He will also be honored at a reception June 25, 2014, in the US Capitol, along with winners from the other 49 states and US territories. Other winners included, who received Honorable mention was: Karryl Eugene Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Jose Chavez Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Tamara Baffour Douglas Anderson Sch ool of the Arts Ilyana Ritchie Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Samantha Jaffe Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Congratulations to all of the students who entered the competition! Photos by FM Powell with The Florida/Georgia Star Congresswoman Corrine Brown Fifth Congressional District hosted her 2nd Annual Art Competition. Karryl Eugene, Jose Chavez, Tamara Baffour, Ryan Widgeon (not in picture) winner painting, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Samantha Jaffe all Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Jacksonville Job Corps, Joann Manning, Business and Community Liaison, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Michael Anderson, SGA President, State Senator Audrey Gibson, Michael Montgomery, SGA, Kenderson Hill, Center Director, Shakira Landers, SGA, Nayere Wilson, SGA, Brooke Hollimon, SGA, Quentin Neloms, SGA, Kaila Reid, SGA, Anthony Robinson, Academic Manager, and Paula Wright, School Board Member (SGA), (Student Government Association) Ken Johnson with The City of Jacksonville, Mayor Alvin Brown, and Congresswoman Corrine Brown invite the public to save the date for a citywide job fair on Monday, June 16, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Karryl Eugene, stands next to his artwork, Title Brain Child pt1, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Tamara Baffour, stands next to her artwork, Title Kente Cloth Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Samantha Jaffe, stands next to her artwork, Title Mask Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Jose Chavez, stands next to his artwork, Title Twig Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Congresswoman Corrine Brown 22nd Annual Art Competition alottery.com Must be 18 or older to play. Play responsibly. 2014 Florida Lottery With an education, Florida students can reach for the stars. Its why weve contributed over $26 billion to education over the last 25 years, and awarded over 650,000 Bright Futures Scholarships to date. We dont just believe in the future of our state. Were investing in it. Visit alottery.com/education.do to learn more about our commitment to education. Floridas future is only as bright as theirs.

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PAGE THESTAR MAY 24. 2014RACHEL HALL IS BRUNSWICKS NURSE OF THE YEAR Count on Sunshine Health, a Florida Medicaid choice, for all of your familys healthcare needs. From our large network of local doctors to our wellness programs and -hour nurse line, we can help you stay in charge and stay healthy. Choose coverage from Sunshine Health today. To enroll, contact Choice Counseling at --(TDD ---bt) or visit FLMedicaidManagedCare.com.Count on Sunshine Health. nfr Sunshine State Health Plan. All rights reserved. Sunshine Health is a managed care plan with a Florida Medicaid contract. The bene ts information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of bene ts. Limitations, co-payments and restrictions may apply. Bene ts, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payment/co-insurance may change. For more information, contact Sunshine Health. Learn More!VISIT ChooseSunshineHealth.com CALL ---bt TDD/TTY --Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce that Rachel Hall, R.N., MSN, has been named the Health Systems 2014 Nurse of the Year. A registered nurse at the Senior Care Center-Brunswick, Hall was selected from a group of eight nurses from throughout the Health System who were nominated by fellow team members for their outstanding service. The announcement was made during a reception held Monday, May 12, in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, as part of the Health Systems Nurses Week festivities. Each year the Health System joins the American Nurses Association in recognition of the commitment nurses make every day to patients and the community. The theme for this years celebration was "Nurses Leading the Way" Hall has been director of nursing at the Senior Care Center-Brunswick since March 2011. Her nominator said, "Rachel is extremely knowledgeable and skilled as a nurse, but more than that, the residents and their families, as well as team members at the Senior Care Center benefit from her compassion and understanding." The nominator added that as the director of nursing, Hall is rarely in her office and is actively involved in patient care and helping out her team. "Rachel has been seen serving food trays and feeding residents. She has emptied trash, administered medications and assisted with giving baths. She uses these opportunities to see how the unit is functioning, identify needs and provide educational moments to team members." According to Elizabeth J. Gunn, R.N., MSN, vice president, Patient Care Services, "The purpose of this award is to highlight the selfless contributions our nurses make every day. All of this years nominees are outstanding nurses, and Rachel is an excellent choice for this honor." Others nominees recognized at the celebration included the following: Haley Allen, R.N. BSN, Emergency Care CenterBrunswick Campus. Her nominator said, "While it can be easy to become dispassionate working in the Emergency Care Center, Haley always exudes an air of professionalism, caring spirit and a willingness to help other team members, patients and family members." Angelita Frazier, R.N., night-shift charge nurse, Maternity Care Center-Camden Campus. Her nominator said, "Angelita is calm and professional in any situation. She is an excellent example to anyone who works with her." Cynthia Horne, R.N., Emergency Care CenterCamden Campus. Her nominator stated, "Cyndy is an excellent role model who advocates for less experienced nurses and looks for ways to assist in developing their knowledge, skills and abilities." Rod Lawhorn, R.N., Surgical Services, Outpatient Care Center, Brunswick Campus. His nominator said, "Rod loves what he does and it shows in his integrity and dedication to the quality care he gives every one of his patients." Shawnda Lawrence, R.N., Float Pool, Brunswick Campus. Her nominator said, "Shawnda works in all areas of patient care and consistently exceeds expectations for patient care, customer services and patient advocacy." DeLinda Strickland, R.N., 5 Medical Unit, Brunswick Campus. Her nominator had a family member who was a patient and reported, "We were so impressed with her knowledge and understanding, as well as her compassion." Sylvia Zakutansky, R.N., Medical/Surgical Unit, Camden Campus. Her nominator said, "Sylvia is an exceptional role model who treats people with respect and dignity, and communicates clearly with patients and physicians." Cops Seek Brunswick TeenThe Glynn County Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of CHARLES LAMONT GRANT III, of Brunswick. He is described as a black male, 19 years old, DOB: 12/02/1994, approximately 51HT, and 160 Lbs, medium complexion. He is to be considered armed and dangerous. The Criminal Investigations Division have arrest warrants for (1 ct) kidnapping, (1 ct) armed robbery, and (1 ct) sodomy in connection with an incident that took place on March 22, 2014, when a female victim alleged she had been kidnapped at gun point, forced to withdrawal an undisclosed amount of cash from a local bank ATM, and then physically assaulted. A sketch produced by forensic artist, Kelly Lawson of the Georgia Bureau of investigation was released to the public immediately after the incident had been reported in March. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of CHARLES LAMONT GRANT III, is cautioned not to approach this individual, but contact your nearest local law enforcement agency and report his location. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Glynn County Police, Det. David Moore @ (912) 279-2905 or Silent Witness @ (912) 2641333. $4 Million Head Start ScamSchella Hope, the Brunswick dietician who stole Head Start students identities to gain more than $4 million out of Georgia Medicaid has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Hope claimed others forged her signature to get her company, Hope Nutritional Services LLC, involved in providing nutritional services for children from newborns to 5-year-old Head Start students. A federal jury convicted her in November of 58 counts, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. I must have done something wrong or I wouldnt be here. I just dont know what I did wrong, Hope, 47, told Wood. It was never my intention to take advantage of the Head Start kids because I was a Head Start kid myself. Hope added that while she was out in the field providing nutritional services for children, people who worked for her were back in the office billing government programs without her knowledge. According to her, the blame should fall on WellCare of Georgia, which administers the programs for needy children, for never letting her know anything was wrong or helping me make it right. In addition to the prison term, Hope musy pay more than $4 million in restitution, about half of which is due to the Georgia Department of Community Health. While in prison, she will pay only $25 a month. However, she is also sentenced to three years probation after her release. Once Hope has served her time, she may not possess more than one bank account, cannot work for a business that gives her access to credit information and cannot open new lines of credit.

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SPORTS PAGE 9 THE STAR MAY 24, 2014Wendell Scott was born in Danville, Virginia on August 29, 1921 with a need for speed. As a Black man, Scott broke the color barrier in Southern stock car racing on May 23, 1952. He is the only Black driver to win a race in what is now the Sprint Cup African-American to obtain a NASCAR racing license in 1953. Throughout his career he was always subjected to racial prejudice and problems with top-level NASCAR ofmined struggle as an underdog that won him legions of white fans, as well as many friends and admirers. NASCAR announced its inductees for the Class of 2015 today (May 21, 2015) and on that list was Wendell African-American inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The Class of 2015 also includes Bill Elliott, Joe Weatherly, Rex White and Fred Lorenzen. Wendell Scott was known skilled mechanic and hard worker. His perseverance in looking past the widespread racial prejudice during the 1950s and 1960s has helped pave the way for current NASCAR national series driversDarrell Wallace Jr., Kyle Larson and other diverse drivers to have a career in the sport of racing. Scott got his break into driving, oddly enough, as an unprecedented, promotional gimmick by Danvilles racing events, who were trying to make more money to compete against larger regional racing organizations. They would recruit a Negro driver to compete against the good ol boys. To their credit, they wanted a fast black driver, not just a fall guy to look foolish. They asked the Danville police who the best Negro driver in town was. The police recommended the moonshine runner whom they had chased many times and caught only once. Wendell Scott brought one of his whiskey-running cars to the next race and Southern black driver. driving that car in that race. Lightning, starring Richard Pryoras Scott, was loosely based on Scotts biography. Now his name will be listed right along with Richard Petty,Dale Earnhardt and Junior Johnson in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Legend Wendell Scott will become the First Black inducted into Nascar Hall of Fame Tiger Woods still doesnt know when hell return. For a while, he didnt know whether he would return at all. Woods said Monday his back injury became so debilitating this year it caused him to doubt his ability to play golf again. Forget about playing golf at certainly doubtful at that point. to be able to actually do this again, go out there and play with my kids and play golf? All those things were up in the air. Woods said the doubt was erased after microdiscectomy surgery March 31. He said the procedure, which relieved pain from a pinched nerve, provided immediate relief, although he said theres still no timetable for his return full swing. As of now, he remains limited to chipping and putting. be up to my docs, Woods said. Speaking at Congressional Country Club in his role as host of next months Quicken Loans National, Woods even joked that he wished he could join reporters on the course for their media day to play with you guys. But he offered no hint that he might be anything more than an onlooker for the Quicken Loans tournament on June 26-29 or at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst two weeks earlier. Hes already missed To hear Woods, known for unyielding resolve, give voice to doubts is certainly unusual. But this injury is different from those he has endured before. He said rehab has been tedious and its a challenge simply not to join in when his children want to play sports. am damn good at video games. When Woods does return, hell resume his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus record of 18 major victories. Woods, 38, sounded as if the surgery has given him a new lease to keep playing for a good while. go out on my own terms, Woods continue playing at an elite level For some guys its in their 60s and 70s, and other guys its in their 40s and 50s. excited about what the prospects Tiger Woods: Surgery erased doubts; no date for return to golf President Barack Obama holds up a 12th man banner as he welcomes the NFL Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks football team to the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. OBAMA SALUTES SUPER BOWL President Barack Obama can appreciate a team overcoming long odds. Welcoming the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House on Wednesday, Obama took note that some football analysts hadnt seen Seattle as a top-tier team. A die-hard fan of his hometown Chicago Bears, Obama nevertheless said he felt a certain kinship with the overachieving Seahawks. As a guy who was elected president named president joked. Bowl victory in the history of the franchise in February by beating the Denver Broncos 43-8. The distinction for the team and by extension for the NFL came a day after a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit of turning a blind eye to the use of painkillers by teams that later led to serious complications. Obama has expressed misgivings about the violence of the sport, saying in an interview with the New Yorker published early this year that if he had a son he would not let him play pro football. Next week, Obama will hold a White House meeting on concussions and sports safety at the White House that will include young athletes, professional athletes, parents, coaches and health experts. note of Seahawks owner Paul Allens charitable foundation that has donated millions of dollars to research traumatic brain injuries. Obviously this is a concern of the NFL, but is also a concern of our troops, Obama said. Obama singled out the teams outspoken cornerback, Richard Sherman, for being a role model to young people. Sherman was born in Compton, California, once a center of gang activity and a city that suffered from severely underperforming schools. Sherman however was a standout student who attended Stanford University on a scholarship. youve got to have attitude sometimes if you are going to overcome some of this adversity, Obama said. He also recognized Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who many scouts believed would be too small to succeed in the NFL seasons by any quarterback. He also became only the second AfricanAmerican quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl, Obama said. And the best part about it is nobody commented on it, which tells you the progress that weve made, although weve got more progress to make. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Two former Rattlers were picked up shortly after the 2014 NFL Draft and will be headed to camp with opportunities to make NFL teams. Frances Frank Mays will be in camp with the Philadelphia Eagles and Brandon Denmark, who had four opportunities from various Packer. Mays (6-10, 295 lbs from Bemidji, Minn.) was a solid defender for the Rattlers 3-4 defense for two seasons. a frame well-suited for the NBA. With good feet and hands, he was elusive to blockers during his time at FAMU. two sacks and one quarterback hurry. Against the University of Oklahoma in 2012, he was able to sack Heisman Trophy candidate Landry Jones in Norman, Okla. teamed. He had 30 solo tackles and 17 assisted tackles, including 10.5 tackles for loss. He had four sacks on the season for a combined 28 yards loss. Denmark (6-4, 235 lbs from Tallahassee, Fla.) transferred to FAMU physical specimen, Denmark possesses exceptional speed to go along with his frame. 54 tackles in the process. He carded 30 solos and 24 assisted tackles. He grabbed 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one quarterback hurry and two pass breakups as a gifted outside linebacker. Against the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., he posted six tackles. 38 solos and 21 assists. He also accumulated four sacks and 12 tackles for loss. Kevin Elliott played last season with the Buffalo Bills, Brian Tyms played last season with the Cleveland Browns and Travis Harvey signed Former Rattlers Frank Mays and Brandon Denmark headed to NFL Camp

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MAYOR BROWN CALLS FOR STUDENT, BUSINESS PARTICIPATION IN SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM 2014 Marks the 9th Year for the Summer Jobs Program in JacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 20, 2014 Mayor Alvin Brown today joined President and CEO of JAX Chamber, Daniel Davis, and local business leaders to rally participation in the 2014 Summer Jobs Program. The Summer Jobs Program is a comprehensive program providing Jacksonville youth with real work experience to acquire increased understanding of the work environment, employer expectations and personal responsibility. One of the most important things we can do for our young people is to help introduce them to the world of work so they gain the productive skills and habits that will serve them for a lifetime, said Mayor Brown. The Summer Jobs Program is another great example of public-private partnerships, with all of us working together to invest in the success o f our next generation. The program is a win-win for both participating youth and businesses. Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of Winn-Dixie stores, is one of many local businesses providing jobs to area youth. This year, Winn-Dixie is offering opportunities for 25 youth. Among other businesses stepping up to participate in the program is Web.com, providing ten jobs. Web.com is very pleased to support the youth of Jacksonville by providing internship opportunities under the Citys Summer Jobs Program, said Roseann Duran, executive vice president and chief people officer for Web.com. We believe that the Summer Jobs Program can provide productive alternatives to help our youth gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to succee d in life. The six-to-eight week program is designed to prepare youth with job readiness and soft skills training to compete in the global economy. These are full-time or part-time positions that pay at least minimum wage. Last year, the City o f Jacksonville was able to offer more than 600 positions to youth through the Summer Jobs Program. This years goal is to provide 800 opportunities. The Summer Jobs Program is part of Mayor Browns larger Youth Initiative launched in January to increase summe r job opportunities, expand efforts to keep first-time, nonviolent juvenile offenders out of repeat trouble and develop youth leaders in the community. Davis said there is a need for more businesses to step up to the plate and become partners in this program. Experiencing the responsibility of having a job and learning to solve problems by collaborating in a work environmen t is so important for young people starting in the workforce, Davis said. The more local business can help provide these experiences and lessons to our future leaders, the more ready to for work these students will be when they start looking for a full-time job. The competitive program is offered to Duval County residents between the ages of 16 and 21. Participants must apply and be selected, as positions are limited. To learn more about the program and to apply starting Wednesday, May 21, visi t www.coj.net/summerjobs Businesses interested in participating can send an email to MayorsSummerJobs@coj.net The program runs June 16 through August 8. The Florida Star has agreed to take two students (J. P. Morgan Chase Funding). The students will learn photography, layout and writing. 25th anniversary broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert this Sunday, May 25, on WJCTTV 7.1 (Comcast 8, 440). Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna co-host a night of remembrance honoring the service of our American heroes, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Thousands will attend, millions will watch, and the program will be broadcast to troops around the world. Camp Blanding Joint Training Center will host the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26, 10 a.m. at Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Gardens, near the main gate 5629 State Rd. 16 West, Starke, Fla. 32091. The Ceremony will include the traditional laying of the wreath and a 21 gun salute.Page 10 THESTAR May 24, 2014 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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If you are any age, you have heard it. It never lost its thrill. And this unseasonal weather, especially across the south, has given it new meaning. We decided to take a brie f survey of comments on the weather across the nation and the expressions were interesting. My foremost thoughts are I am surprised at how surprised people are about the weather. Let me share with you. I got tired of watching television, so I decided to read. I finally read the instructions that came in the box with my new cell phone, was one response. Question: When did you get your new cell phone? Answer: It was a Christmas gift, Huh. From a TSA employee in Philadelphia, I am placing a transfer to the airport in Las Vegas. I have always wanted to live in a timeless city. There were the usual answers such as I cooked a meal and called long lost r elatives. Most profound was I dusted by Bible. To-wit, I replied, Did you read any of it? One of my favorite on air personality mentor/friends in Silver Springs, Maryland, had a glorious report from one of her stacks of magazines. She was amazingly excited about doing something and had started the research toward the goal. The Rwandas orphanages were down 1,800 from one million. As you know, in 1994, when the genocide hit, it left about one million children without parents. As soon as the weather breaks, I am going to visit and look for a child. Up to Canada, I learned about a ridiculous debate (The Munk Debate) about Men are Absolete held in Toronto. And in Atlanta, there was the I cannot believe the weather we had here, from a former Texan. Ester Davis can be reached at Estyler2000@aol.com 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 NOTICE

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Jeff Tarpley (pictured in 2005) wants the child with him, his girlfriend and their two sons, saying that he doesnt want the child raised in the media. He also claimed she left him with unskilled nannies despite many of Shepherds friends coming to her defense saying that she is a hands on mom to the boy who is special needs. Meanwhile Shepherds current spouse Lamar Sally is fighting for custody of their unborn child who is expected to be born Juy 28th. The baby is being carried by a surrogate. Sally has filed for full legal and physical custody of the fetus, along with spousal support. It is also stated that he wants the prenuptial agreement invalidated based on fraud. While Shepherd has not gone public with her battles, her celebrity friends have spoken out on their thoughts on the men ganging up on her.Brooklyn native Yasmin Bey also known as Mos Def is canceling his upcoming shows due to problems reentering the United States. We regret to inform you that due to immigration / legal issues Yasiin Bey is unable to enter back into the United States and his upcoming U.S. tour has been canceled, including May 15th, Together Bostons show at The Wilbur Theatre, the statement read. Individual ticket refunds for this show are available at point of sale. The Grammy and Emmy nominated entertainer recently relocated to South Africa. His career includes several successful albums and film/tv credits include The Cosby Mysteries, Bamboozled, Monster's Ball, Brown Sugar and he also played Chuck Berry in Cadillac Records. For playing pioneering Black surgeon, Vivien Thomas in HBO's film Something the Lord Made he was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe, and won the Image Award.CHILDPROTECTIVESERV ICESONWILL ANDJADA AFTER 13 YEAR OLD POSESINBEDWITHMAN MISSINGCHILDREN OUTSPOKENRAPPER/ACTORMOSDEF CANCELSTOUR AFTERBEINGDENIEDREENTRYTO USAWhen she hit the red carpet with her signature pooch purses, we knew Beast of The Southern Wild Oscar nominee Quvenzhan Wallis was on the road to style success. The star of the latest Annie remake is now the muse and model of ARMANI Junior making her the first major child celebrity to be the face of a luxury brand. Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age. Her kindness, curiosity and openness towards others really struck me, as they are all traits I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be the face of Armani Junior. With her insatiable energy, Quvenzhane made the clothing come alive, interpreting it in her own singular way, says Giorgio Armani (pictured).With her teen brother serving a life sentence in the shooting death of a toddler, and their mother Kamiah serving 10 years for hiding the gun and lying to police, Sabrina Elkins is now the third member of her family who could end up behind bars in connection to the infamous Brunswick Baby Murder. Sabrina pleaded guilty last week to tampering with evidence in the Glynn County Superior Court, admitting that she helped her brother DeMarquise Elkins get rid of the gun used to shoot 13 month-old Antonio Santiago. The child was shot in the head at close range while sitting in his stroller during what was said to be an attempted robbery. The toddler was on a morning walk with his mother, who was shot in the leg, at the time of the incident. Sabrina faces up to 10 years in prison. A sentence date has not yet been set. Meanwhile, the 16 year-old who is said to have been with DeMarquise who was 17 at the time of the crime is still waiting trail. Elkins and his mother were sentenced in a metro Atlanta court after the story gained local and international attention. WALLIS MAKESARMANIHISTORYBRUNSWICK BABY MURDER: SISTER GUILTY PLEA JSOVeteran Honored at Tikkum Olum Grande Ball Mayor, JSO Sheriff Talk Operation CeasefireOn Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Sheriff John Rutherford announced "Operation Ceasefire" at a location on North Myrtle Avenue in Patrol Zone 5. City Officials and Community Activists join Sheriff Rutherford for a news conference to discuss "Operation Ceasefire". He was joined by Mayor Alvin Brown, Council Member E. Denise Lee and other members of the City Council Ad Hoc Committee on Jacksonville's Neighborhood Blight. The initiative was launched at the beginning of May with a concentrated focus by police to engage the community and solicit their tips and information in an effort to solve aggravated battery/assault cases and murders. Also, at the news conference Council Member Lee spoke about the Human Blight in various districts of the city and Mayor Alvin Brown spoke about summer job opportunities available to youth in the community. Ken Jefferson, a Candidate for the Office of Sheriff, was honored on Friday, May 16 at the Tikkun Olam Grande Ball Dance for the Children held at Deerwood Country Club. Jefferson received the 2014 Tikkun Olam award for being an outstanding person in the community, a man of honor whose reputation precedes him, and a person who serves well the cause of Tikkun Olam. Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew phrase that means repairing the world or healing the world and has come to indicate social action and the pursuit of social justice. Reclaim Global defines it as a shared responsibility to heal and repair the world. This award was a complete surprise to me and I was taken aback when they called my name, said Jefferson. I am very honored that Dr. Kaye (founder of Reclaim) would even consider me for this award. I have been devoted to serving the citizens of Jacksonville for most of my life and I am passionate about fighting crime. As Sheriff, I will be proactive and do my very best to prevent anyone from becoming a victim of crime, especially innocent children. Jefferson is a 24 year veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, during which time he was an investigator in the sex crimes unit. He is a former expert crime analyst with WJXT, motivational speaker, and community leader. He is currently running for Sheriff of Duval County. BRUNSWICKTEEN SOUGHTFORROBBERY, KIDNAPPING ANDASSAULT Local cops seek help in locating the whereabouts of a 19 year-old believed to be involved in a disturbing crime. Plus woman in $4 million scam FULL DETAILS ONPAGE 8Sherri Shepherd Battling Husbands on Custody of Son and Unborn BabyThe parenting style of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith is making news again and its not as simple as why they allow their son Jaden to wea r skirts or why their daughter Willow is allowed to dye her hair and pierce her tongue. This time, Chil d Protective Services are stepping in after the Smiths 13 year-old daughter was photographed laying in the lap of former Disney star Moises Arias, 20. An investigation was formally opened las t week, with sources claiming they will interview both Willow and Moises. Heres the deal: There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation, Jada was caugh t saying to TMZ. You guys are projecting your trash onto it and youre acting like covert pedophiles, an d thats not cool. SAM GREENLEE, AUTHOR OF THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR, DEAD AT 83Samuel Elder Greenlee, Jr. died in Chicago at 83. He was best known for his controversial novel The Spook Who Sat by the Door, which went on to be chosen as The Sunday Times Book of the Year. The novel was subsequently made into the 1973 cult classic of the same name, directed by Ivan Dixon and co-produced and written by Greenlee. The Spook Who Sat by the Door, tells a story of a black man who is recruited as a CIA agent and having mastered the skills of a spy then uses them to lead a black guerrilla movement in the US. The movie is said to be "one of the more memorable and impassioned films that came out around the beginning of the notoriously polarizing blaxploitation era. Other works by Greenlee include Baghdad Blues, a 1976 novel based on his experiences traveling in Iraq in the 1950s and witnessing the 1958 Iraqi revolution, Blues for an African Princess, a 1971 collection of poems, and Ammunition (poetry, 1975).

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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. 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. GET READY, GET READY, GET READY-Annual Father's Day Program Date: Sunday June 15th, 2014 Time: 6:00 p.m. Where: Revelation Prayer House Location: 1725 W. 28th Street Jacksonville, Florida 32209 (Elder Grady Dicks Pastor) Appearing on program: The New Miracles, The Spiritualistics, New Creation Gospel Singers, The Vickers Family, Victory Gospel Singers, Dea. Willie Kirkland, The Scott Family, The Gospel Tones. This program is sponsored by Little Jessie & the Miracles. Come One, Come All!!! Let Us Have A Good Time In The Name of the Lord! For More Information, contact Sis. Jasmine Bullock @ 352-708-0277. This event is FREE to the public!~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Dont forget that Memorial Day is about honoring those Men and Women who made the ultimate sacrifice. JACKSONVILLE, FL ADERHOLT Cora, 100, died May 18, 2014. BIEBER, William, died May 17, 2014. BOYD, Tommy Walter, 60, died May 14, 2014. BROWN, Curley Davis, died May 18, 2014. CARTER Warnell, 67, died May 12, 2014. CARVER, Eron EJ, Sr, 72, died May 18, 2014. CLARK Eric A., Sr., 51, died May 14, 2014. CLARK James, died May 19, 2014. CLAXTON, Julia Judy Melba, 70, died May 18, 2014. COLVIN Lucile, 78, died May 16, 2014. CREWS, Malcolm H., Jr. 59, died May 17, 2014. CROWLEY, Marilyn Lowe, 69, died May 13, 2014. CUMMINGS, Shaleathya L., 37, died May 17, 2014. DEESE, Sandra Dee, died May 10, 2014. DELANEY, Mamie, 84, died May 12, 2014. DUBARD Carlene, died May 18, 2014. ELLIS Florence, 87, died May 17, 2014. EVANS, Sammie L., died May 13, 2014. FITZ, Barbara Olga, 87, died May 19, 2014. FLETCHER Mary Elizabeth, 88 FOSTON, Edith Burney, died May 16, 2014. FREEMAN Dorothy Leola, died May 15, 2014. HENRY, Linda D., died May 12, 2014. HOPKINS Virginia, died May 19, 2014. HUNTER Anna, died May 18, 2014. JAMES, Leroy, died May 15, 2014. JONES, Myrtice, died May 15, 2014. KIMMEL Earl Joseph, died May 18, 2014. MACK, Roy Edward, 71, died May 18, 2014. McCLENDON Wanda Johnson, 59, died May 19, 2014. MILLER, Lawrence Larry Earl, Jr., 43, died May 17, 2014. MORGAN, Denward, 88, died May 20, 2014. NEWSOME, Leroy, died May 10, 2014. PRIESTER, Juanita, died May 19, 2014. RUSSELL, Edward Charles, Jr., died May 18, 2014. SEAY, Joella Lynn, 51, died May 20, 2014. SINGLETON, Reginald Pierre, died May 16, 2014. SMITH Mary Lue, 90, died May 11, 2014. SOMERS, Mary W., 87, died May 16, 2014. STAUDIGL Jeane, 69, died May 18, 2014. STEWART, Davey Joe, 61, died May 13, 2014. TAYLOR Kent, died May 19, 2014. TILSON Charles, 86, died May 14, 2014. TUCKER Norman Eugene, 90, died May 16, 2014. VITTETOW, Zachary Zach Steven, 28, died May 17, 2014. WALDEN, Linda, died May 15, 2014. WALDON, Samuel Lee, died May 12, 2014. WALKER Margaret, 70, died May 19, 2014. WATSON Harry H., Sr., 90, died May 17, 2014. WEINER, Archibald, III, 63, died May 16, 2014. WILKINSON, Ruby, 80,died May 19, 2014. WOODS, Sandra Sue, 70, died May 14, 2014. ZAPP, Daniel, 43, died May 16, 2014. ZIMMERMAN Virginia Dorothy Virginia Whitehead, 93, died May 18, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPage 2 THE STAR May 24, 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. Ste 6 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Dr. Beatrice House Apostle/Consultant/Mentor Making A Difference, One At A Time ŽServices : Sundayƒ... 10:00am Tuesday ƒƒ. 7:00pm Prayer Ministry : 2nd Saturdayƒƒ.....10:30am Leadership Training : 3rd Tuesdayƒƒƒƒ.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 ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž 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 24, 2014THESTARPAGE 3 Childrens Corner KNOW YOUR HISTORY: How Memorial Day Got StartedMemorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held an unforgettable parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800+ Black school children where they marched, sang and celebrated. It was initially called Decoration Day.Ž 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 CampFor detailed information, contact Site Director: Linda Dayson at 904-7559863. A VOICE FOR THE COMMUNITY! FIGHTING FOR EQUAL JUSTICE AND CHANGING LIVES! B lack School Children marched, sang and celebrated during the Memorial Day celebration.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MAY 24, 2014 E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome. JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL BEGINS MAY 22Popular Annual Event Will Run Thursday Sunday JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 21, 2014 The City of Jacksonville and AARP are proud to present the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. The annual event begins Thursday, May 22, with the Piano CompetiAttracting more than 100,000 visitors to Downtown Jacksonville for three days of entertainment, festival goers can enjoy free performances from a wide range of artists including Al Jarreau, Boney James, Ester Rada, TIZER Featuring Karen Briggs, Marcus Johnson, Joey DeFrancesco, Traces of Blue, Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor, Average White Band, The Stooges Brass Band, Noel Friedline, Pedrito Martinez, and Bobby Caldwell with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Local favorites, Linda Cole and The Joshua Bowlus Quartet, Unique Sound, Tropic of Cancer, Akia Uwanda, Just Jazz Quartet, Jacksonville University Jazz Combo, The Jacksonville Jazz Collective, JB Scott Swingin Allstars, and The Katz Downstairs. The Jazz Festival has long been one of Jacksonvilles signature events, said Mayor Alvin Brown. Its a growing tradition that gets bigger and better every year. This year promises to be the best ever. The new Jacksonville Jazz Festival event footprint will include stages at Bay and Marsh Streets, Bay and Newnan Streets and at The Jacksonville Landing. Portions of Bay Street will close on Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22, and the entire stretch of Bay Street from Lafayette to Ocean streets will be closed Friday, May 23. Parking options for the festival include free street parking, as well as paid surface lots near Adams and Newnan streets, Ocean and Forsyth streets and The Jacksonville Landing, and Yates Garage. JTA will operate a free trolley shuttle from lots E, J, and K at EverBank Field. The fee to park at EverBank is $5. AARP members in Jacksonville and everyone else visiting and living here. The festival is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Festival schedule and additional details are available at www.JaxJazzFest.com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TALK OF THE TOWN!s Jazz Festival PicksFriday, May 23 7:00 p.m. Bobby Caldwell with Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Saturday, May 24 2 p.m. Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition Winner 9:30 p.m. Al Jarreau 8:30 p.m. Average White Band 2:30 p.m. Akia Uwanda Sunday, May 25 2:30 p.m. Traces of Blue 6:30 p.m. Kim Waters, Phil Perry, and Maysa ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Back this year, the City of Jacksonville will bring the second annual Off Jazz Concert at the Florida Theatre on Sunday, May 25 and will feature R&B singers Musiq Soulchild and Sebastian Miwww. ticketmaster.com. The Florida Terry Doc Handy Akia Uwanda Traces of Blue Al Jarreau WellCare is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Florida Medicaid program. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, co-payments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. Some plans are available to those who have medical assistance from both the state and Medicare. Premiums, co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. WellCare uses a formulary. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-877-699-3552 (TTY 711). There is no obligation to enroll. A variety of Medicare Advantage, Part D and Special Needs plans may be discussed. www.WellCareNow.com Call WellCare at 1-877-MY-WELLCARE (TTY 711) 8 a.m.8 p.m., 7 days a week. H1032_FL021506_WCM_ADF_ENG CMS Accepted 05062013 WellCare 2013 EP14 FL031_DUVAL 5/4/2014 FL_02_13 51290 Rides to your doctor Monthly no-cost health care supplies Prescription drug coverage Dental, vision and hearing benefits J75745_W51290_EP14_5.25x10_ENG_NE_NG_COWMC_05042014_WK2.indd 1 4/16/14 12:39:54 PM

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PAGE 5 THE STAR MAY 24, 2014 By Frank M Powell III and Marsha Phelts Tallahassee, Fla. Today, Lt. Governor Car Robert B. Hayling James Weldon Johnson Asa Philip Randolph Photos by Frank M Powell III and Marsha Phelts with The Florida/Georgia StarA sixteen year-old Jacksonville student, Nicolas Mote a junior at Douglas Anderson High School of The Art, is the artist of these charcoal portraits of James Weldon Johnson, Dr. Robert B. Hayling, and, Asa Philip Randolph. Dr. Robert B. Hayling and Lieutenant Governor, Carlos Lopez-Cantera. See of the event, page 6

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MAY 24, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 6 James Weldon Johnson, Dr. Robert B. Hayling, and Asa Philip Randolph have made a positive impact on the civil rights movement in Florida, and recognize them by the induction to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Relations Mario Valle, Chair Florida Commission on Human Relations,Clayola Brown President of A. Philip Randolph Institute, Charles Spencer Executive Vice President International Longshore mens Association, Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Michelle Wilson Executive Direc tor Florida Commission on Human Relations, and Alan Williams Florida of Representatives. Relations Mario Valle, Chair Florida Commission on Human Relations, Noelani Ransom, Mary Robinson, Lisa Ransom Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Michelle Wilson Executive Director Florida Commission on Human Relations, and Alan Williams Florida of Representatives. First black State Senator since Re construction, Former Senator Arnett Girardeau and Former Senator Tony Hill. Hill currently serves as a legis lative liaison for Jacksonville, Mayor Alvin Brown. During his tenure in the Florida Senate, Hill served on the following committees: Transportation & Economic Development Appropria tions (Vice Chair); Community Affairs; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Policy and Steering Committee on Governmental Operations; Military Affairs and Domestic Security; Policy and Steering Committee on Ways and Means; Regulated Industries; Select Committee on Floridas Economy and was Chair of the Florida Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Rela tions. He was the Senate Democratic Floor Leader and was appointed by the Senate President to serve on the Home Ownership Promotes The Economy (HOPE) Task Force Luella McQueen trip coordinator Frank Powell, Khamil L. Ojoyo, Debra Lewis, Eleanor Hughes, Alonzo McNealy, Delores James, Emanuel Washington, Vimalaskhi Archer, ASALH President Anita Shepherd, Samelia Adams, Hazel Gillis, Camilla Thompson, David Williams, Priscilla Williamson, Marcia Dunlap, George Clawson, Dr. Ruth Stephens, Gerald Armstrong, George Gillis. James Weldon Johnson Branch of Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Khamil L. Ojoyo.. Camilla Thompson, and Marcia Dunlap. James Weldon Johnson. Branch of Association for the Study of African American Life and History Bus Trip to the Induction Ceremony Floridas Civil Rights Hall of Fame in Tallahassee Florida May 14 2014. Clayola Brown President of A. Philip Randolph Institute and Charles Spencer Executive Vice Presi dent International Longshoremens Association. Former Senator Tory Hill, Dr. Robert B. Hayling, and Marsha Dean Phelts Sharon Coon, Marsha Dean Phelts, Flora Peterson, Lloyd Pearson and Sollie Mitchell. Relations Mario Valle, Chair Florida Commission on Human Relations,Clayola Brown President of A. Philip Randolph Institute, Charles Spencer Executive Vice President International Longshore mens Association, Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Michelle Wilson Executive Direc tor Florida Commission on Human Relations, and Alan Williams Florida of Representatives. The only African American Civil Rights Hall of Fame in side a State Capitol Building.By FM Powell and Marsha Dean Phelts with The Florida/Georgia Star

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PAGE 7 THE STAR MAY 24, 2014Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Fifth Congressional District hosted her 22nd Annual Art Competition. The competition for Congresswoman Corrine Brown began, in 1993, has had more than 1500 high school students from her district to participate. This years program, Artistic Discovery was held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Florida State College at Jacksonville, Technology Center Downtown Campus. three Jacksonville High Schools: Douglas Anderson School for the Arts, Stanton College Preparatory, and Paxon High School for Advanced Studies. Ryan Widgeon, 1st place winner, is an 11th grade student from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The grand prize includes, a trip to Washington DC for the winner and one parent or guardian. Ryan Widhang in the US Capitols rotunda, for one year. He will also be honored at a reception June 25, 2014, in the US Capitol, along with winners from the other 49 states and US territories. Other winners included, who received Honorable mention was: Karryl Eugene Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Jose Chavez Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Tamara Baffour Douglas Anderson Sch ool of the Arts Ilyana Ritchie Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Samantha Jaffe Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Congratulations to all of the students who entered the competition! Photos by FM Powell with The Florida/Georgia Star Congresswoman Corrine Brown Fifth Congressional District hosted her 2nd Annual Art Competition. Karryl Eugene, Jose Chavez, Tamara Baffour, Ryan Widgeon (not in picture) winner painting, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, and Samantha Jaffe all Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Jacksonville Job Corps, Joann Manning, Business and Community Liaison, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Michael Anderson, SGA President, State Senator Audrey Gibson, Michael Montgomery, SGA, Kenderson Hill, Center Director, Shakira Landers, SGA, Nayere Wilson, SGA, Brooke Hollimon, SGA, Quentin Neloms, SGA, Kaila Reid, SGA, Anthony Robinson, Academic Manager, and Paula Wright, School Board Member (SGA), (Student Government Association) Ken Johnson with The City of Jacksonville, Mayor Alvin Brown, and Congresswoman Corrine Brown invite the public to save the date for a citywide job fair on Monday, June 16, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Karryl Eugene, stands next to his artwork, Title Brain Child pt1, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Tamara Baffour, stands next to her artwork, Title Kente Cloth Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Samantha Jaffe, stands next to her artwork, Title Mask Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Jose Chavez, stands next to his artwork, Title Twig Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Congresswoman Corrine Brown 22nd Annual Art Competition alottery.com Must be 18 or older to play. Play responsibly. 2014 Florida Lottery With an education, Florida students can reach for the stars. Its why weve contributed over $26 billion to education over the last 25 years, and awarded over 650,000 Bright Futures Scholarships to date. We dont just believe in the future of our state. Were investing in it. Visit alottery.com/education.do to learn more about our commitment to education. Floridas future is only as bright as theirs.

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PAGE8 THESTAR MAY 24. 2014RACHEL HALL IS BRUNSWICKS NURSE OF THE YEAR Count on Sunshine Health, a Florida Medicaid choice, for all of your familys healthcare needs. From our large network of local doctors to our wellness programs and -hour nurse line, we can help you stay in charge and stay healthy. Choose coverage from Sunshine Health today. To enroll, contact Choice Counseling at --(TDD ---) or visit FLMedicaidManagedCare.com.Count on Sunshine Health. Sunshine State Health Plan. All rights reserved. Sunshine Health is a managed care plan with a Florida Medicaid contract. The bene“ ts information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of bene“ ts. Limitations, co-payments and restrictions may apply. Bene“ ts, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payment/co-insurance may change. For more information, contact Sunshine Health. Learn More!VISIT ChooseSunshineHealth.com CALL --TDD/TTY --Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce that Rachel Hall, R.N., MSN, has been named the Health Systems 2014 Nurse of the Year. A registered nurse at the Senior Care Center-Brunswick, Hall was selected from a group of eight nurses from throughout the Health System who were nominated by fellow team members for their outstanding service. The announcement was made during a reception held Monday, May 12, in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, as part of the Health Systems Nurses Week festivities. Each year the Health System joins the American Nurses Association in recognition of the commitment nurses make every day to patients and the community. The theme for this years celebration was "Nurses Leading the Wayƒ" Hall has been director of nursing at the Senior Care Center-Brunswick since March 2011. Her nominator said, "Rachel is extremely knowledgeable and skilled as a nurse, but more than that, the residents and their families, as well as team members at the Senior Care Center benefit from her compassion and understanding." The nominator added that as the director of nursing, Hall is rarely in her office and is actively involved in patient care and helping out her team. "Rachel has been seen serving food trays and feeding residents. She has emptied trash, administered medications and assisted with giving baths. She uses these opportunities to see how the unit is functioning, identify needs and provide educational moments to team members." According to Elizabeth J. Gunn, R.N., MSN, vice president, Patient Care Services, "The purpose of this award is to highlight the selfless contributions our nurses make every day. All of this years nominees are outstanding nurses, and Rachel is an excellent choice for this honor." Others nominees recognized at the celebration included the following: Haley Allen, R.N. BSN, Emergency Care CenterBrunswick Campus. Her nominator said, "While it can be easy to become dispassionate working in the Emergency Care Center, Haley always exudes an air of professionalism, caring spirit and a willingness to help other team members, patients and family members." Angelita Frazier, R.N., night-shift charge nurse, Maternity Care Center-Camden Campus. Her nominator said, "Angelita is calm and professional in any situation. She is an excellent example to anyone who works with her." Cynthia Horne, R.N., Emergency Care CenterCamden Campus. Her nominator stated, "Cyndy is an excellent role model who advocates for less experienced nurses and looks for ways to assist in developing their knowledge, skills and abilities." Rod Lawhorn, R.N., Surgical Services, Outpatient Care Center, Brunswick Campus. His nominator said, "Rod loves what he does and it shows in his integrity and dedication to the quality care he gives every one of his patients." Shawnda Lawrence, R.N., Float Pool, Brunswick Campus. Her nominator said, "Shawnda works in all areas of patient care and consistently exceeds expectations for patient care, customer services and patient advocacy." DeLinda Strickland, R.N., 5 Medical Unit, Brunswick Campus. Her nominator had a family member who was a patient and reported, "We were so impressed with her knowledge and understanding, as well as her compassion." Sylvia Zakutansky, R.N., Medical/Surgical Unit, Camden Campus. Her nominator said, "Sylvia is an exceptional role model who treats people with respect and dignity, and communicates clearly with patients and physicians." Cops Seek Brunswick TeenThe Glynn County Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of CHARLES LAMONT GRANT III, of Brunswick. He is described as a black male, 19 years old, DOB: 12/02/1994, approximately 511HT, and 160 Lbs, medium complexion. He is to be considered armed and dangerous. The Criminal Investigations Division have arrest warrants for (1 ct) kidnapping, (1 ct) armed robbery, and (1 ct) sodomy in connection with an incident that took place on March 22, 2014, when a female victim alleged she had been kidnapped at gun point, forced to withdrawal an undisclosed amount of cash from a local bank ATM, and then physically assaulted. A sketch produced by forensic artist, Kelly Lawson of the Georgia Bureau of investigation was released to the public immediately after the incident had been reported in March. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of CHARLES LAMONT GRANT III, is cautioned not to approach this individual, but contact your nearest local law enforcement agency and report his location. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Glynn County Police, Det. David Moore @ (912) 279-2905 or Silent Witness @ (912) 2641333. $4 Million Head Start ScamSchella Hope, the Brunswick dietician who stole Head Start students identities to gain more than $4 million out of Georgia Medicaid has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Hope claimed others forged her signature to get her company, Hope Nutritional Services LLC, involved in providing nutritional services for children from newborns to 5-year-old Head Start students. A federal jury convicted her in November of 58 counts, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. I must have done something wrong or I wouldnt be here. I just dont know what I did wrong, Hope, 47, told Wood. It was never my intention to take advantage of the Head Start kids because I was a Head Start kid myself. Hope added that while she was out in the field providing nutritional services for children, people who worked for her were back in the office billing government programs without her knowledge. According to her, the blame should fall on WellCare of Georgia, which administers the programs for needy children, for never letting her know anything was wrong or helping me make it right.Ž In addition to the prison term, Hope musy pay more than $4 million in restitution, about half of which is due to the Georgia Department of Community Health. While in prison, she will pay only $25 a month. However, she is also sentenced to three years probation after her release. Once Hope has served her time, she may not possess more than one bank account, cannot work for a business that gives her access to credit information and cannot open new lines of credit.

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SPORTS PAGE 9 THE STAR MAY 24, 2014Wendell Scott was born in Danville, Virginia on August 29, 1921 with a need for speed. As a Black man, Scott broke the color barrier in Southern stock car racing on May 23, 1952. He is the only Black driver to win a race in what is now the Sprint Cup African-American to obtain a NASCAR racing license in 1953. Throughout his career he was always subjected to racial prejudice and problems with top-level NASCAR ofmined struggle as an underdog that won him legions of white fans, as well as many friends and admirers. NASCAR announced its inductees for the Class of 2015 today (May 21, 2015) and on that list was Wendell African-American inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The Class of 2015 also includes Bill Elliott, Joe Weatherly, Rex White and Fred Lorenzen. Wendell Scott was known skilled mechanic and hard worker. His perseverance in looking past the widespread racial prejudice during the 1950s and 1960s has helped pave the way for current NASCAR national series driversDarrell Wallace Jr., Kyle Larson and other diverse drivers to have a career in the sport of racing. Scott got his break into driving, oddly enough, as an unprecedented, promotional gimmick by Danvilles racing events, who were trying to make more money to compete against larger regional racing organizations. They would recruit a Negro driver to compete against the good ol boys. To their credit, they wanted a fast black driver, not just a fall guy to look foolish. They asked the Danville police who the best Negro driver in town was. The police recommended the moonshine runner whom they had chased many times and caught only once. Wendell Scott brought one of his whiskey-running cars to the next race and Southern black driver. driving that car in that race. Lightning, starring Richard Pryoras Scott, was loosely based on Scotts biography. Now his name will be listed right along with Richard Petty,Dale Earnhardt and Junior Johnson in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Legend Wendell Scott will become the First Black inducted into Nascar Hall of Fame Tiger Woods still doesnt know when hell return. For a while, he didnt know whether he would return at all. Woods said Monday his back injury became so debilitating this year it caused him to doubt his ability to play golf again. Forget about playing golf at certainly doubtful at that point. to be able to actually do this again, go out there and play with my kids and play golf? All those things were up in the air. Woods said the doubt was erased after microdiscectomy surgery March 31. He said the procedure, which relieved pain from a pinched nerve, provided immediate relief, although he said theres still no timetable for his return full swing. As of now, he remains limited to chipping and putting. be up to my docs, Woods said. Speaking at Congressional Country Club in his role as host of next months Quicken Loans National, Woods even joked that he wished he could join reporters on the course for their media day to play with you guys. But he offered no hint that he might be anything more than an onlooker for the Quicken Loans tournament on June 26-29 or at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst two weeks earlier. Hes already missed To hear Woods, known for unyielding resolve, give voice to doubts is certainly unusual. But this injury is different from those he has endured before. He said rehab has been tedious and its a challenge simply not to join in when his children want to play sports. am damn good at video games. When Woods does return, hell resume his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus record of 18 major victories. Woods, 38, sounded as if the surgery has given him a new lease to keep playing for a good while. go out on my own terms, Woods continue playing at an elite level For some guys its in their 60s and 70s, and other guys its in their 40s and 50s. excited about what the prospects Tiger Woods: Surgery erased doubts; no date for return to golf President Barack Obama holds up a 12th man banner as he welcomes the NFL Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks football team to the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. OBAMA SALUTES SUPER BOWL President Barack Obama can appreciate a team overcoming long odds. Welcoming the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House on Wednesday, Obama took note that some football analysts hadnt seen Seattle as a top-tier team. A die-hard fan of his hometown Chicago Bears, Obama nevertheless said he felt a certain kinship with the overachieving Seahawks. As a guy who was elected president named president joked. Bowl victory in the history of the franchise in February by beating the Denver Broncos 43-8. The distinction for the team and by extension for the NFL came a day after a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit of turning a blind eye to the use of painkillers by teams that later led to serious complications. Obama has expressed misgivings about the violence of the sport, saying in an interview with the New Yorker published early this year that if he had a son he would not let him play pro football. Next week, Obama will hold a White House meeting on concussions and sports safety at the White House that will include young athletes, professional athletes, parents, coaches and health experts. note of Seahawks owner Paul Allens charitable foundation that has donated millions of dollars to research traumatic brain injuries. Obviously this is a concern of the NFL, but is also a concern of our troops, Obama said. Obama singled out the teams outspoken cornerback, Richard Sherman, for being a role model to young people. Sherman was born in Compton, California, once a center of gang activity and a city that suffered from severely underperforming schools. Sherman however was a standout student who attended Stanford University on a scholarship. youve got to have attitude sometimes if you are going to overcome some of this adversity, Obama said. He also recognized Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who many scouts believed would be too small to succeed in the NFL seasons by any quarterback. He also became only the second AfricanAmerican quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl, Obama said. And the best part about it is nobody commented on it, which tells you the progress that weve made, although weve got more progress to make. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Two former Rattlers were picked up shortly after the 2014 NFL Draft and will be headed to camp with opportunities to make NFL teams. Frances Frank Mays will be in camp with the Philadelphia Eagles and Brandon Denmark, who had four opportunities from various Packer. Mays (6-10, 295 lbs from Bemidji, Minn.) was a solid defender for the Rattlers 3-4 defense for two seasons. a frame well-suited for the NBA. With good feet and hands, he was elusive to blockers during his time at FAMU. two sacks and one quarterback hurry. Against the University of Oklahoma in 2012, he was able to sack Heisman Trophy candidate Landry Jones in Norman, Okla. teamed. He had 30 solo tackles and 17 assisted tackles, including 10.5 tackles for loss. He had four sacks on the season for a combined 28 yards loss. Denmark (6-4, 235 lbs from Tallahassee, Fla.) transferred to FAMU physical specimen, Denmark possesses exceptional speed to go along with his frame. 54 tackles in the process. He carded 30 solos and 24 assisted tackles. He grabbed 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one quarterback hurry and two pass breakups as a gifted outside linebacker. Against the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., he posted six tackles. 38 solos and 21 assists. He also accumulated four sacks and 12 tackles for loss. Kevin Elliott played last season with the Buffalo Bills, Brian Tyms played last season with the Cleveland Browns and Travis Harvey signed Former Rattlers Frank Mays and Brandon Denmark headed to NFL Camp

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MAYOR BROWN CALLS FOR STUDENT, BUSINESS PARTICIPATION IN SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM 2014 Marks the 9th Year for the Summer Jobs Program in JacksonvilleJACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 20, 2014 Mayor Alvin Brown today joined President and CEO of JAX Chamber, Daniel Davis, and local business leaders to rally participation in the 2014 Summer Jobs Program. The Summer Jobs Program is a comprehensive program providing Jacksonville youth with real work experience to acquire increased understanding of the work environment, employer expectations and personal responsibility. One of the most important things we can do for our young people is to help introduce them to the world of work so they gain the productive skills and habits that will serve them for a lifetime, said Mayor Brown. The Summer Jobs Program is another great example of public-private partnerships, with all of us working together to invest in the success o f our next generation. The program is a win-win for both participating youth and businesses. Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of Winn-Dixie stores, is one of many local businesses providing jobs to area youth. This year, Winn-Dixie is offering opportunities for 25 youth. Among other businesses stepping up to participate in the program is Web.com, providing ten jobs. Web.com is very pleased to support the youth of Jacksonville by providing internship opportunities under the Citys Summer Jobs Program, said Roseann Duran, executive vice president and chief people officer for Web.com. We believe that the Summer Jobs Program can provide productive alternatives to help our youth gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to succee d in life. The six-to-eight week program is designed to prepare youth with job readiness and soft skills training to compete in the global economy. These are full-time or part-time positions that pay at least minimum wage. Last year, the City o f Jacksonville was able to offer more than 600 positions to youth through the Summer Jobs Program. This years goal is to provide 800 opportunities. The Summer Jobs Program is part of Mayor Browns larger Youth Initiative launched in January to increase summe r job opportunities, expand efforts to keep first-time, nonviolent juvenile offenders out of repeat trouble and develop youth leaders in the community. Davis said there is a need for more businesses to step up to the plate and become partners in this program. Experiencing the responsibility of having a job and learning to solve problems by collaborating in a work environmen t is so important for young people starting in the workforce, Davis said. The more local business can help provide these experiences and lessons to our future leaders, the more ready to for work these students will be when they start looking for a full-time job. The competitive program is offered to Duval County residents between the ages of 16 and 21. Participants must apply and be selected, as positions are limited. To learn more about the program and to apply starting Wednesday, May 21, visi t www.coj.net/summerjobs Businesses interested in participating can send an email to MayorsSummerJobs@coj.net The program runs June 16 through August 8. The Florida Star has agreed to take two students (J. P. Morgan Chase Funding). The students will learn photography, layout and writing. 25th anniversary broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert this Sunday, May 25, on WJCTTV 7.1 (Comcast 8, 440). Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna co-host a night of remembrance honoring the service of our American heroes, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Thousands will attend, millions will watch, and the program will be broadcast to troops around the world. Camp Blanding Joint Training Center will host the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26, 10 a.m. at Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Gardens, near the main gate 5629 State Rd. 16 West, Starke, Fla. 32091. The Ceremony will include the traditional laying of the wreath and a 21 gun salute.Page 10 THESTAR May 24, 2014 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN-LEATHMANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING KIRKWOOD HANNAH GREG DANIELS OFFICE/ACCOUNTS NICOLE PHELPS 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 ANNOUNCEMENTSOPINION S HEY PEOPLE OF FLORIDA! Check out Floridas newest and most lovable little Manatee at: www.bunteecee.com As Soon As The Weather Breaks, BabyMy Day By Dr. J. Ester Davis Well as soon as the weather breaks, baby, I think I will pack my bags and head that-a way. Bass down. Three beats. Repeat. One key up. Yesss. As soon as the weather breaks, I thin k I will pack my bags and head that-a way. A lot of Americans were singing that tune this winter. That song was sang best by Bobby Blue Bland for decades. If you are any age, you have heard it. It never lost its thrill. And this unseasonal weather, especially across the south, has given it new meaning. We decided to take a brie f survey of comments on the weather across the nation and the expressions were interesting. My foremost thoughts are I am surprised at how surprised people are about the weather. Let me share with you. I got tired of watching television, so I decided to read. I finally read the instructions that came in the box with my new cell phone, was one response. Question: When did you get your new cell phone? Answer: It was a Christmas gift, Huh. From a TSA employee in Philadelphia, I am placing a transfer to the airport in Las Vegas. I have always wanted to live in a timeless city. There were the usual answers such as I cooked a meal and called long lost relatives. Most profound was I dusted by Bible. To-wit, I replied, Did you read any of it? One of my favorite on air personality mentor/friends in Silver Springs, Maryland, had a glorious report from one of her stacks of magazines. She was amazingly excited about doing something and had started the research toward the goal. The Rwandas orphanages were down 1,800 from one million. As you know, in 1994, when the genocide hit, it left about one million children without parents. As soon as the weather breaks, I am going to visit and look for a child. Up to Canada, I learned about a ridiculous debate (The Munk Debate) about Men are Absolete held in Toronto. And in Atlanta, there was the I cannot believe the weather we had here, from a former Texan. Ester Davis can be reached at Estyler2000@aol.com 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 NOTICE

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