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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 people s 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 JUNE 7 JUNE 13, 2014 VOL. 64 NO. 8 STILLONLY 50 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 Community Kanye and Kim say I DoPRESIDENTREMARKSON CARIBBEANAMERICAN HERITAGEMONTHMISSINGCHILDREN The Jacksonville Transport Authority (JTA) celebrated 25 years of Skyway Service. A ceremony was held at Hemming Plaza to commemorate the past, present and future of this iconic downtown automated system. Left to Right: JTA Manager of Skyway Operations Kenneth Williams, JTA CEO Nathaniel Ford, first-ever Skyway Manager Bill Showalter and JTA Sr. Manager of Skyway Service Delivery Harold Samms.READYTOREC N ROLL:MAYOR BROWN, PAJCIC UNVEIL YOUTH INITIATIVE FOR URBAN PARKSJTASKYWAYCELEBRATES YEARSCop Injured, Suspect Killed CONGRATSGRAD!Jeantel, star witness in Trayvon Martin trial graduates with community help Despite being raised with a mother who still does not speak English, being thrust into the international spotlight after the death of her friend Trayvon Martin, and still not being able to succeed academically or communicate effectively, Rachel Jeantele is a graduate. Media man Tom Joyner had offered her to attend any HBCU, however, Jeantele had to work hard to pull up her grades and took on the challenge to make herself more socially savvy, even working on her speech and communication. She added that the trial had done a lot to change her. "She didn't give up and that goes to say a lot for her character... I am so glad my son Trayvon saw it in her because she was truly a diamond in the rough," Sybrina Fulton (left), mother of Trayvon Martin. "He handled himself properly and he handled himself courageously." JSO Chief Adam Brown is saying of the officer who was shot in the line of duty last week. On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 a police involved shooting occurred in the 6600 block of London Bridge Lane. The officer responded to a person shot at 7610 Blanding Boulevard. Officer J. Busque observed the suspect vehicle on Blanding Boulevard. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Blanding and 103rd Street. The vehicle fled and the officer pursued the vehicle. The officer performed a tactical pit maneuver on the vehicle in the 6600 block of London Bridge Lane. The officer got out of his vehicle. The suspect exited his vehicle with a firearm. The suspect raised the weapon towards the officer. The officer shot four times killing the suspect. There is an independent witness who was outside and observed the shooting. On Thursday, Chief Adam Brown told media that the suspect was believed to have just shot another man and was fleeing the scene. The suspect was identified as Thomas Dewitt Johnson, 28 (pictured).PHOTOOFTHEDAY:BRUNSWICKCOP CLEANSGRAVESOfficer Todd Rhodes took time out from his regular duties to help clean several local gravesites of fallen officers. Here he is at the grave of Officer Melvin Collins, buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brunswick.June has officially been declared Caribbean American Heritage Month. President Barack Obama stated that Caribbean Americans are part of a great national tradition, descendants of hopeful, striving people who journeyed to our lands in search of a better life. They were drawn by a belief in the power of opportunity, a belief that through hard work and sacrifice, they could provide their children with chances they had never known, he stated. Thanks to these opportunities and their talent and perseverance, Caribbean Americans have contributed to every aspect of our society -from science and medicine to business and the arts. During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we honor their history, culture, and essential role in the American narrative. The president added, it is also a time to renew friendship with Americas Caribbean neighbors, with whom is a shared ocean and a history. To this end, the United States is expanding cooperation with our Caribbean partners as we promote social justice, grow prosperity throughout the Americas, and create new educational opportunities for young people across the Caribbean basin, as well as for Caribbean Americans in our own communities, he said. We are also working to advance commonsense immigration reform that will allow future generations of Caribbean Americans to share their talents with our Nation. As America celebrates our Caribbean heritage, let us hold fast to the spirit that makes our country a beacon to the world,said President Obama. This month, let us remember that we are always at our best when we focus not on what we can tear down, but on what we can build up. And together, let us strengthen the bonds that hold together the most diverse Nation on earth. PHOTO:President Barack Obama presents Sidney Poitier with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, in a 2009 White House ceremony. Poitier is Caribbean-American with roots in The Bahamas, where he is known officially as Sir Sidney, serving as that countrys Ambassador to Japan. This summer, 11 parks throughout Northwest Jacksonville neighborhoods and the citys urban core will offer supervised activities for local youth through a new urban parks initiative called Rec N Roll Jax. The Jacksonville law firm of Pajcic & Pajcic donated $50,000 to fund the program as a pilot project that will employ old school practices to keep youth engaged in healthy activities and out of trouble during their school vacation. This is a smart investment in our kids, a smart investment in our neighborhoods, and a smart investment in crime prevention and public safety, Mayor Brown said. Thanks to Steve Pajcic and his firms generous donation, were providing kids with a safe place to be this summer as well as an opportunity to participate in healthy, productive and fun activities. If kids are doing that, theyre staying out of trouble. Edward Waters College President Nathaniel Glover, City Council Members Reggie Brown, Dr. Johnny Gaffney and Jim Love, and JaxParks Interim Director Daryl Joseph joined Mayor Brown and Pajcic to announce the program at Woodstock Park on Monday, June 2. Woodstock Park was almost a second home for Gary and me, and lots of other park rats in our neighborhood. And every neighborhood in the old city of Jacksonville had a park and a park director so that children had a safe place to hang out, have fun and grow up, Pajcic said, referring to his late brother. All the old core neighborhoods in Jacksonville still have parks, but no park directors so the assets are underutilized and our children less safe. I hope this is a first step in a return to our old way of honoring and protecting our children. Woodstock is one of three parks inside the boundary of an area recently identified by the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office for its Operation Ceasefire program, where law enforcement professionals are enhancing their presence in an effort to stop gun-related crime. Parks participating in the pilot project are: Carvill, Clark, Grunthal, Julius Guinyard, Panama, Pine Forest, Scott, Tallulah, Johnnie Walker, Willowbranch and Woodstock. Pajcic worked with the city using data from the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office to identify where the initiative would have the most impact. Rec N Roll Jax will be offered Monday, June 23 through Friday, Aug. 15. The initiative will be supported by two retired Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department ambulances, which will be tagged by local artists and converted into mobile recreation vehicles to transport staff and equipment from park to park. The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is hiring nine temporary outdoor recreation leaders for the eightweek program. In addition to supervising park activities, each rec leader will referee games, mentor youth seeking adult advice and supervise teens assigned to the parks through the Mayors Summer Jobs Program. Classy or Trashy?Rihanna Turns Heads in See Through DressPop star Rihanna had more than her assets on display when she showed up in a see through dress to the CFDAs. The singer topped off her look with gold thongs, sandals, head wrap and fur, citing Josephine Baker as her inspiration. During her acceptance speech, Rihanna stated: Even as a child I remember thinking, She can beat me, but she cannot b eat my outfit. Meanwhile, her ads have b een banned in the UKfor being too inappropriate for children. Rapper Kanye West married reality star Kim Kardashian in Paris. The couple had a ton of celebrity guests on hand to watch them exchange nuptials. Mr. and Mrs. Wes t are the parents of an infant daughter, North.

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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! CAMP RESTORATION FOR YOUTH SUMMER CAMP 2014 (Ages 5-15) is June 16th through August 25th from 8a.m. to 5p.m. at the NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP A.M.E. CHURCH, 1451 Mount Herman St., Jacksonville, FL 32209. Serving Hot Breakfast and Lunch. Activities include Academic Enhancement, Arts & Craft, Youth Development, Crime Awareness & Bullying, Field Trips, Games, Charter Building (Self Respect), Sports, Exercise Activities, Etc. Hurting Families with Children in Crimes, Inc. 6th Annual Camp. For detailed information, contact Site Dir. Linda Dayson at 904-755-9863. THE EL-BETH-EL DEVELOPMENT CENTER Officers and Board Members will host its Fifth Annual Stop the Violence Recognition BanquetŽ on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. To be held at the Community Rehabilitation Center Banquet Hall located at 623 Beechwood Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 2010 we have honored dedicated individuals from the community for outstanding achievements, leadership and their contributions in helping Jacksonville build a stronger and healthier community. 2014 Stop the ViolenceŽ Honorees : € Attorney Michael Sharrit € Attorney Stephen A. Smith € Paul Martinez-Intra-Governmental Services Director € Jacqueline A. DavisCaterer and Community Activist € Doug Sovich, President of San Jose Rotary Club € Doctor Miguel RosaDa € The Honorable Circuit Judge Mallory D. Cooper of the Fourth Judicial Courts, Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties € Chuck Ward … C.E.O. of Forgotten Fruit Inc. € Percy GoldenChaplain for the Jacksonville Fire Fighters € Ms. Joan D. Barr … School Teacher at Sallye B. Mathis Our Guest Speaker for the evening will be Rabbi Joshua Lief from The Temple Ahavath Chesed. € A/B honor roll € Good Citizenship & Character € Positive Leadership Corporate tables of ten (10) are available for $500.00 each (includes your ad in our souvenir journal). Individual tickets are $50.00. Please complete and submit the enclosed form by June 15, 2014, along with your check payable to: El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church For ticket information, sponsoring a section in our evening program or one of the above youth organizations, please contact Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall at (904) 710 -1586 or email: Gospell75@aol.com We look forward to seeing you this year. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ TICKET ORDER FORM El-Beth-El Development Center 2013 4th Annual Stop The Violence Annual BanquetŽ Thursday, June 19, 2014 Community Rehabilitation Center Dining Hall … 623 Beechwood Street Please make checks payable to: El-Beth-El Development Center, P. O. Box 3575 Jacksonville, Fl 32206 Ticket $50.00 Each____Table of Ten (10) ______ $500.00__________ Company/Sponsor Name_________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________ City_______________________State_____Zip_______ Code______________ Telephone__________________ JACKSONVILLE, FL BROWN Freddy, 53, died May 29, 2014. CARSON, Eliza, died May 30, 2014. CASSARLY, Valerie Theresa Ames, 51, died May 25, 2014. CLABAUGH, Shirley Irene, 78, died June 2, 2014. COPELAND Mildred Dansie, 93, died May 28, 2014. COUSAR Herbert C., 74, died May 30, 2014. CRUSE Terry Lynn Popeye, 61, died May 29, 2014. DANIELS James Winston, 75, died May 28, 2014. DEES, Doug, 55, died May 30, 2014. DUFFY John, died May 24, 2014. DUFFY, Peggy J., 53, died May 30, 2014. FLUITT Fermond, died May 30, 2014. GAFFNEY Mary K., 63, died June 1, 2014. GIBBS Calvin C., Jr., 59, died May 24, 2014. GIVENS Barbara J., 53, died June 1, 2014. GLOVER Grady Edward, died June 1, 2014. GMUCA Raymond F., 81, died May 31, 2014. HAMACHEK Annabelle E., 91, died May 27, 2014. HAMILTON Homey, died June 1, 2014. HAMILTON, Mabel Alene, 86, died June 1, 2014. HARVEY John Lee, Sr., died May 24, 2014. HOOKS, Roasalee, 88, died May 24, 2014. HYLER, Anthony Terrance, 43, died May 30, 2014. KILNER, Edward Andrew, 81, died May 23, 2014. KING, Deacon Richard, died May 24, 2014. KIRBY, Mary Ann, 73, died May 31, 2014. LANCASTER Betty Home, 88, died June 3, 2014. LATHINGHOUSE Ernestine, 87, died May 29, 2014. LUCE, Marvin Doyle, 76, died May 27, 2014. LUTHER Rita T., 96, died June 1, 2014. McKNIGHT Gregory A, died May 24, 2014. McQUEEN, Jerry, died June 1, 2014. MEJIA, David P., Jr., 20, died May 27, 2014. MURRAY, Eugene Ross, died May 28, 2014. MUSGROVE Marjorie Harrell, 101, died June 1, 2014. NAZARIO, Victor, died June 1, 2014. PORCILLO, Dena L., 46, died May 29, 2014. POWELL Mae D., died May 30, 2014. PRYOR Scott Bob,Ž 89, died May 27, 2014. ROBINSON, Carlos Rena, died May 23, 2014. SHEHEE, Glen, 74, died June 2, 2014. SIMPSON Dorothy, died May 23, 2014. SMITH, Johnny, died May 23, 2014. SMITH Mary A., died June 1, 2014. SOUTHERLAND Lujune R., 56, died June 2, 2014. STALNKER Florrie Hall, 78, died June 1, 2014. SUTTON Grace, died May 25, 2014. THARP Donald Wayne, 52, died May 29, 2014. THOMAS Sherida J., 36, died May 24, 2014. WASHINGTON TomC., 68, died May 28, 2014. WEATINGTON, Leslie Edmund, 61, died May 26, 2014. WESLEY Eric Lee, Jr., died May 24, 2014. WILLIAMS, Daniel Wayne, 68, died June 3, 2014. ~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS DRURY Andy, 64, died June 1, 2014. GRINER Edna Mae Harris, 76, died June 1, 2014. PATTERSON Leroy, died June 2, 2014. PINKNEY, Tracie, died June 3, 2014. POPE Nathaniel, died June 3, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPage 2 THE STAR June 7, 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 ~ 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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June 7, 2014THESTARPAGE 3 YOUTHs PAGE A NEWERACongratulations to Mikayla Stanfield on becoming the Firs t Miss Westside High. The Pagean t took place on Thursday May 29, 2014 on the campus of N. B. Forrest High Auditorium. Mikayla is a rising senior her current GPA is a 3.875 and on the Nathan B. Forrest High School Honor Society. In 2013 and 2014 she receive d recognition for her academics an d initiated into Gamma Beta Boule', Mikayla is a Dual Enrollment student at FSCJ, with an 4.0 A average. She is a member of Regional Jacksonville Junior Volleyball Association in the U17. With her active schedule she still finds time to volunteer within her community. Mikayla is a great influence for her peers. Nathan B. Forrest High School gained national attention when Duval County Board voted 7-0 to change the name Nathan B. Forrest High School to Westside High School. N. B. Forrest opened in 1959 its been over 40 years since the school was integrated. The school was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest a leader in the confederate army who helped founded the KKK. The New name Westside High School marks a new era in history. Mikayla StanfieldTONY AWARD WINNER SHREK THE MUSICALŽ OPENS AT ALHAMBRA JUNE 11-PRESENTED BY DR.O PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF JACKSONVILLE, F EATURING FAMILY FOUR PACK PRICING -(Jacksonville, FL) … The Ogre you love to love is coming to Jacksonville as the Alhambra Theatre & Dining will stage the Tony Award winning Shrek the Musical as its 2014 summer family show. Shrek the MusicalŽ is presented by Dr.O Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville, who is underwriting part of the show to help support the arts and promote live theater to children and families. Shrek the Musical presented by Dr. O runs from June 11 through July 27 and, as the Alhambra summer show typically does, features special family pricing at just $148 for four tickets. Said Dr. Aylin Ozdemir, MD, When I first went to the Alhambra this past fall, I fell in love with it. I vowed to get more involved and when they announced Shrek as the summer show, I knew it was my opportunity.Ž She continued, This magical and fun story, with its adventure and happy ending felt like a wonderful way to help support the Alhambra and theater in general in our city. Im quite proud to be part of this production.Ž Dr. O, as she is known to her patients, is president and owner of Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville … a multi-discipline integrative pediatric practice with offices in Ponte Vedra, Julington Creek and Intracoastal West. About Shrek the Musical: Set in a mythical once upon a timeŽ sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, among others) raid his sanctuary, saying theyve been evicted b y the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: Ill get your homes b ack, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: Hell give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing…something strange and different…about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets? In this perfect family story, the adventure begins at the Alhambra. The music for Shrek The Musical was written by Jeanine Tesori with the book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!. After a trial run in Seattle, the original Broadway p roduction opened in December 2008, and closed after a run of over 12 months in January 2010. It was followed by a tour of the United States which opened in 2010, and a re-vamped West End production from June 2011. The Broadway production of the show received a total of twelve Drama Desk Award and eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor. The show won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design and Costume Design for Tim Hatley, as well as the Tony Award for Best Costume Design for Hatley again. At the Tony Awards, the entire cast performed a section of "Freak Flag" for the opening number medley; The cast recording of the show was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The cast performed "I'm a Believer" at the Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009. The Broadway production closed on January 3, 2010, after 441 performances and 37 previews. At the time, it was one of the most expensive musicals to open on Broadway, at an estimated $25 million. Whether youre eight or 80, this is a great show,Ž said Craig Smith, Managing Partner of the Alhambra. He continued, This is a funny show, with great characters and memorable songs. If youve seen the movie or the play, this is a familiar tale. Weve got a delightful cast of 20 actors, an incredible set and amazing costumes. I cannot wait to get this summer party started.Ž Shrek the Musical presented by Dr. O will run at the Alhambra June 11 through July 27, 2014. Show time is 7:30 PM for evening shows. Doors open at 5:15 PM and dinner will be served until 7:30 PM. Matinees on Saturday are at 1:15 PM. Doors open at 11:00 AM and brunch starts at 11:15 AM. Sunday matinee is at 2:00. Doors open at noon and the meal starts at 12:15 PM. Group sales are available. Pricing starts at $35 and includes dinner, show and parking. Call the box office at 904.641.1212 or www.al hambrajax.com LIBRARY TO PARTICIPATE IN BIG LIBRARY READ PROGRAM Popular E-book and Audiobook Available to Customers without WaitlistsJACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 3, 2014 … The Jacksonville Public Library will take p art in the Big Library Read program, a worldwide reading inititative. Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy e-book and audiobook versions of the Big Lib rary Read book, A Pedigree To Die For, Book 1 of the Melanie Travis Mystery Series b y Laurien Berenson, from now through June 18 by visiting http://jpl.lib.overdrive.com The Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library card holders unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title for a two-week period, creating a virtual, global book club. Interested customers will be able borrow A Pedigree To Die For by using a valid library card, and enjoy it on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android’ phones and tablets, and Kindle without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees! The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of e-books and more to libraries, and Kensington Publishing Corp., publisher of Laurien Berensons unusual and fascinating mystery. About the Jacksonville Public Library The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than 3.9 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 7 million times, and more than 9,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org. Follow us on Facebook jaxpubliclibrary and Twitter jaxlibrary Mr. Gregory Bostic, Principal Nathan B. Forrest High and Mikayla E. Stanfield.

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BY MARSHA DEAN PHELTSTHE FLORIDA/GEOR G IA ST ART Look ing Back on Sugar Hill 1914-1964. th th th Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean, Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean Strangers in the Night Black Biographical Dic tionaries 1790-1950 th th th th 604 W. 8th Street the Gordon/Tucker Home. Photo courtesy of Ronald C. BrinkleyPAGE 4 THE STAR JUNE 7, 2014 Looking Back on Sugar Hill 1914-1964 With Marsha Dean Phelts Joseph Haygood Blodgett photo courtesy University of North Florida Librarys Eartha White Collection. Sugar Hill resident, A. L. Lewis, insur ance magnate and a philanthropist contributed throughout his life to religious, educational and civic orga nizations. Song writer and promoter Charlie Hoss Singleton known for producing the April Follies and other entertain ment. Theodosia Calhoun Speights, RN and her mother, Gussie Wise Tucker at home, 604 W. 8th Street. Story continues on page 7

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PAGE 6 THE STAR Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Elleanna Brown Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 5/27/14 Name: Leenaw Mallard Age: 16 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 4/17/14 Name: Sendy Mesidor Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 5/05/14 Name: Alyssa Riley Age: 17 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 5/13/14MOSTWANTED Name: Ronnell D. Boyd Offense: Carrying ConcealedFirearm Name: Toya L. Bonner Offense: Grand Theft Name: Anne Lois Allen Offense: AggravatedBattery w/Deadly Weapon Car Burglaries! Most thefts from motor vehicles are preventable. There are just a few things you need to do to prevent them. Once you realize the steps you need to take, you should get in the habit of doing them all the time: PRACTICE T L C Take Out Valuables If you can leave your valuables at home, do so. Otherwise, when you get to your destination, take valuables with you. If you have to leave them in your vehicle, place them in your trunk prior to reaching your destination. Lock Your Vehicle Verify that your vehicle is securely locked before leaving the area. Keyless or remote locking systems can malfunction from a low battery, etc. leaving your vehicle unlocked. Make sure its locked! Close Windows and Sun/Moon Roof Windows and sun/moon roof (if equipped) allows a thief a quick & qui-et way to enter your vehicle. Even a crack in the window makes the thiefs job so much easier. Verify that your vehicles windows are rolled up and the sun/moon roof is closed before leaving the vehicle. COMMON STOLEN ITEMS You might be surprised just what thieves are looking for, or what victims make easily available to them: € Firearms € Partable Personal Entertainment Systems € Prescription Drugs € GPSSystems € Credit Cards € Receipts € Laptop Computers € Cameras € Check Books € Keys and Remotes € Pull-Out Stereo Systems € Address Books € Jackets € Gym Bags and Sports Equipment € Luggage € Garage Door Openers € Cell Phones € And Most Importantly...Your Identity Location It is important to take care when you park your vehicle. Thieves are looking for vehicles they can enter with the least possibility of someone watching and thereby alerting authorities. Dont: € Dont leave a firearm in your car overnight. € Dont park where others cannot see your vehicle, such as behind buildings, shrubbery, landscaping berms or larger vehicles/trucks. €Dont park in all-day unattended parking areas. € Dont trust your vehicle remote to lock your doors. € Dont park in a parking lot and then transfer valuables items to your trunk, where a thief might observe. Safety Wanted Robbery Suspect Cornelius Lamont Mann, 33, has an outstanding warrant for Robbery with a $250,000 bond. Anyone who has any information about the location of this suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000. Man Involved in Burglary Spree Faces 44 Charges Detectives were able to make an arrest in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries and thefts. The first report of the burglaries began at about 4:30 am when a teenager heard her fathers car engine start up and backing out of the driveway of their home. She went outside to see who was in the car and saw someone she described as wearing a black sweatshirt and baggy pants who got out of the car and fled on foot. He then reportedly left the car in the middle of the road. Following that initial report, police spent time taking other reports as a result of either the residents finding something stolen from their vehicles or the police themselves finding the burglaries during their neighborhood canvassing. Police received a total of at least 23 separate reports concerning vehicle thefts, vehicle burglaries, and thefts from the vehicles. The vehicles reported stolen included a white 1999 Chevrolet Lumina and a black 2001 Jeep Wrangler. Other items reported stolen included a .45 caliber handgun, a .22 caliber handgun with ammunition, an iPhone, GPS units, wallets, cash and change, and other loose items. Police obtained the necessary information from individual victims to enter the vehicles and the handguns into the national computer system as being stolen. About four days later, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle and one of the two people fled on foot. During the traffic stop, officers located the stolen .45 caliber handgun as well as a large amount of narcotics. The remaining person was taken into custody. Detectives spoke with the person they had in custody and during their investigation they developed sufficient evidence to obtain a search warrant. During the search, they located some .22 caliber ammunition and a small holster. Police later located the stolen Chevrolet Lumina during a traffic stop at a motel and one of the occupants of the stolen vehicle was 21-year-old Toren Anthony Kinchen. Detectives spoke with Kinchen who agreed to accompany them to discuss the burglary cases. During their investigation, the detectives were able to connect Kinchen with the other people in the car located earlier in the day. As a result of their investigation, detectives charged Kinchen with a total of 44 charges, ranging from armed burglary of a conveyance, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Vehicle petit Theft. He is being held without bond. The investigation continues. ManBuys Cars with Bad Checks According to reports, economic crimes detectives determined that 25-yearold Tony Lamar Cross had paid for cars with bad checks and used false information on car loan documents. He is said to have also violated probation following a conviction for a similar scheme in 2012. In addition to the new charges, Cross is wanted for failing to appear in court and driving with a suspended license. The latest investigation of Cross revealed that back in March, he bought a white 1994 Lexus LS400 for $9,832.89 with a bad check. A few days earlier, he had purchased a white 2005 Hyundai SUV for $10,801.25, also with a bad check. Cross said to the dealership employee that he was a paralegal and would "get away with" his illegal act. A repossession company was then hired by the dealership and found the Hyundai SUV at a motel. Detectives then learned that the day after Cross bought the Lexus with a bad check, he traded it at another dealership for a $22,000 2013 Nissan Altima and financed the balance. The detectives worked with the State Attorney's Office to get the Lexus designated as having been stolen and was soon recovered. In loan documents, detectives determined that Cross used false Social Security numbers. Cross was said to have went from dealership to dealership utilizing the same fraudulent method of payments after being notified his previous checks were returned due to insufficient funds or closed accounts. Within a short period of time, Cross used the same scheme to obtain eight vehicles from various auto dealerships, totaling over $140,000 in value. Because the value of the stolen property totals more than $100,000, Cross is charged with the firstdegree felony of grand theft. He will also face other charges relating to obtaining loans by false representation.Ž In one of Cross' loan documents, he claimed to be affiliated with an attorney who never heard of him. Toren Kinchen TonyCross On the Lookout!

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the architectural splendor of the property rather than sending subliminal messages of Keep Out! and Keep Off! Several Sugar Hill residents were also listed in The Negro Blue Book as well as the coveted A-list for Invitation Only Guests In later years Blodgett built another grand and beautiful home for his family. His Sugar Hill mansion, Blodgett Villa was then sold to Lawton L. Pratt and his wife, Pauline. Lawton L. Pratt who established Pratts Funeral Home in 1900, graduated from the Cincinnati School of Embalming in 1910 and was the second licensed black man in the state of Florida. Pratts all-brick and block funeral home that was built for him by Joseph H. Blodgett in 1915 remains in operation at the original site, 522-525 W. Beaver Street in LaVilla. After Lawton Pratts death in 1943, the beautiful Blodgett Villa, was purchased by James L. (and Nellie) Lewis. Now James Lincoln Lewis lived next door to his grandfather, A. L. Lewis, and across the street from his father, James Henry Lewis, whose stately home at 515 was on the north east corner of 8th and Cal houn Streets. Upon James L. Lewis death, a mere ten years later on January 19, 1953, Blodgett Villa, became the A. L. Lewis YWCA in 1954 and remained such until 1969 when Sugar Hill became a memory fading in time. Eight years after the death of Joseph H. Blodgett the city of Jacksonville in 1942, developed an 879 unit housing project nam ing it in Blodgetts memory. The Blodgett Homes Project parallels along the foot of the Sugar Hill knoll where boundaries for both communities divided at 4th Street from Da vis Street eastward to Jefferson Street. The public housing project ended at the southern boundary of 4th Street and the Sugar Hill boundary ended at the north side of 4th Street. Another grand home in Sugar Hill was the home of Charles and Ethel Gillislee Bar nett. Charles Barnett was the black halfbrother of Barnett Bank founder, William B. Barnett. The Charles Barnetts were known for their great home and the grandest annual New Years Eve parties that they hosted on the roof top. Sollie Mitchell, who married Mary, the daughter of the Charles Barnetts is the third highest mason in the state of Florida and a lodge, Sollie Mitchell Lodge #377 was named in his honor in 2010. When the laws of eminent domain demolished the Sugar Hill community, Charles Barnetts widow, Ethel Gillislee Barnett, dismantled the interior of their home mahogany plank by mahogany plank, crystal chandelier by crystal chandelier and along them in storage until their new family homes were constructed in a nine-acre track off Moncrief Road near Owens Avenue the family named, the Barnett-Mitchell subdivision. As new homes were constructed for Mrs. Barnetts son, Maurice (Pearl) Barnett and daughter, Mary (Sollie) Mitchell, the structures. The furnishings from Sugar Hill now decorate their homes in the BarnettMitchell subdivision where streets bare the names of family members and family and friends that chose to were able to build their homes anew. There is much more to come next week while, Looking Back on Sugar Hill from 1914-1964 through the lens of the Tucker, Brinkley and Speights families. 1. Lorenzo I. Alexander, the L. I. Alex ander Building at U. F. Health 2. Marvyne Betsch the Beach Lady Highway at American Beach 3.I saiah Blocker, the Isaiah Blocker Elementary/Junior High School formerly on Davis and 13th 4.J oseph H. Blodgett, the Blodgett Homes Projects along Davis Street to Jefferson between 4th and 1st Streets 5.E tta Staley Brooks, the BradhamBrooks Northwest Regional Library on Edgewood Avenue 6.A L. Lewis, the A. L. Lewis Com munity Connections on Ribault Scenic Drive and Lewis Street on American Beach 7. Sollie Mitchell, the Sollie Mitchell Lodge #377 8.L awton L. Pratt, The Lawton Pratt Funeral Home on Beaver Street 9.W illiam M. Raines, the William M. Raines High School, #165 10.W arren W. Schell, Schell-SweetM edical Building at Edward Waters Col lege 11.S amuel A. Hull, S. A. Hull Elemen tary School #169 PAGE 7 THE STAR JUNE 7, 2014 Looking Back on Sugar Hill 1914-1964 With Marsha Dean Phelts Lawton W. Pratt photo courtesy University of North Florida Librarys Eartha White Collection. Lawton L. Pratt Funeral Home in con tinuous operation for 100 years. Jo seph H. Blodgett constructed the Pratt Funeral Home in 1915. Mahogany frame and wrought iron entrance to home of Sollie Mitchell. Carved lion head in center. Victorian furnishings from the home of the Barnett-Mitchell home in Sugar Hill Senator Tony Hill and Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, displays the sign Mar vyne Betsch The Beach Lady High way Designated by 2006 Legislature of Florida. Bradham/Brooks Library named in honor of librarians Olga Bradham and Etta Staley Brooks. Mrs. Brooks grew up in Sugar Hill at 603 W. 8th Street. William Marion Raines, a prominent black educator in Jacksonville and prin cipal at Matthew Gil bert High School from 1938 until his death 1950. William M. Raines High School opened in 1965.The manifest of Sugar Hill residents is extensive, however this is a partial list of former Sugar Hill residents for whom private and public structures bare their names.The (Dr. Warren W., Sr.) Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center on the campus of Edward Waters College provides health and wellness screen ings and classes that services com munity residents as well as students on campus.

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PAGE8 THESTAR JUNE 7. 2014Georgia to Have a VoiceŽ: Special To The StarSPECIALTOTHESTAR By Janet Peters McCain It was last summer when I heard that Michelle Nunn was leaving her position as CEO of the Points of Light Institute to run for US Senate in Georgia and I said Yippee! She does not get my endorsement and time because she my friend and colleague, but because she is the BEST choice. Ms. Nunn has the dubious pleasure of possibly becoming the FIRST female U. S. Senator from the State of Georgia. "No, let me claim it the way we do it!" U.S. Senator Michelle Nunn won the primary in Georgia. Let me take you back to Sunday where Michelle and I reconnected for an interview. This is what I will call a twofer. I arrived at the Savannah home of State Rep. J. Craig Gordon, Minority Caucus Deputy Whip for the Georgia House of Representatives. A little history on Rep. Gordon he is kind, generous, smart, focused, age 37, a 6 year veteran/incumbent of his position loves his family, and he recruited his father to lead the telephone polling for Senate Candidate Nunn), and yes, ladies an eligible Black man. Don't let his numbered years on earth diminish his conviction for the residents Georgia to get the services needed. This is where Senator Nunn and Representative Gordon come together for our people and all people. They value education (public, charter, tech etc.) as a key to leveling the playing field for good jobs and an increase to the hourly wage, increasing support for public transportation from railways to buses, excellent healthcare, and a clean environment for all of Georgia's habitat. Georgians, Michelle Nunn is a mother, a wife, a loyal daughter and sister, devoted friend, and a great listener with a soft voice and strong principles. She is grounded with the skills and knowledge to "Be the Change" that the great State of Georgia needs. Don't let the changes that have been made in our country be reversed. Stand for the right people or you will fall for nothing. (Or perhaps: you will fall victim to the wrong people) Please join me in putting out a sign on your lawn, calling your people, knocking on some doors, you know how we do. VOTE for Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate in the State of Georgia. While you are behind the curtain don't forget to cast your vote for Rep. Gordon's re-election, as well. It is your duty and a privilege to exercise this act. Many have died for us to be able to VOTE! Shrimp Season OpeningBrunswick will be reaping its bounty now with the reopening of Georgias shrimp season. The commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp officially begins on June 10. Mark Williams, Commissioner of Georgia's Division of Natural Resources Commissioner made the announcement last week. During the season, commercial food shrimp trawlers may operate in Georgia waters. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, may harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears. Commercial harvest of food shrimp with power-drawn trawls in state waters is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Federal waters (beyond 3 miles offshore) are open for food shrimp harvest 24 hours a day. Trawler operators must use certified Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) and Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) while operating in both state and federal waters. M o n d a y J u n e 1 6 2 0 1 4 P r i m e O s b o r n I I I C o n v e n t i o n C e n t e r (TOPRIGHT): Mr. Gordon, father of GA. State House of Rep. J. Craig Gordon, US Senatorial Candidate Michelle Nunn and of course, GA. State House of Rep. J. Craig Gordon (TOPLEFT):Picture 94 US Senatorial Candidate Michelle Nunn and Janet Peters Mauceri McCain, Ed.M.

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PAGE 9 THE STAR JUNE 7, 2014 SPORTS JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Armada FC has partnered with the Jacksonville Sports Council to host a series of big screen fan watch parties in support of U.S. Soccer as the team pursues the World Cup in Brazil this summer. A global audience of more than 3 billion people is expected to tune in to the World Cup, which runs from June 12 July 13. Local fans can join the world in watching the beautiful game at three major Armada FC fan viewing parties in Jacksonville, where they can enjoy a festive and party atmosphere as they follow the action on large screens. Two free Armada FC viewing parties, supported by Jacksonville Sports Council, will take place at the Jacksonville Landing on Monday, June 16 as the U.S. mens national team takes on Ghana, and at Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach on Sunday, June 22, for three back-to-back matches highlighted by the U.S. vs. Portugal match. The parties will feature food and drink offerings, pregame and half-time competitions and giveaways, special appearances from Armada FC guests including Brazilian samba dancers and interactive elements of the Armada FC Soccer Experience, where young and old can test their soccer skills. The Armada FC and Jacksonville Sports Council will also host a ticketed luncheon at the Omni Hotel in downtown Jacksonville for city businesses on Thursday, June 26 as the U.S. faces Germany in what could be a decisive Last 16 knockout round Every four years, the World Cup captures the attention, imagination and passion of soccer fans around the world, said Steve Livingstone, president of Armada FC. Interest in the World Cup will be stronger than ever in Jacksonville this year with send-off game against Nigeria on June 7. Armada FC and Jacksonville Sports Council will keep the World Cup celebration going by hosting these three major free and open to the public, around the city for existing and new fans to enjoy. The Armada FC watch parties will give the Jacksonville community a way to rally together in support of the national team as it competes at the highest level. And, there is a great opportunity for Jacksonville sports, business and community sporting events can have on the local economy, said Alan Verlander, chief opCouncil, which is charged with growing the region as a sports destination for professional, amateur and youth sports. JACKSONVILLE, Fl. The Jacksonville Complex area, during the afternoon and evening hours of Saturday, June 7, 2014. This is due to several special events in the area attracting large crowds. Attendees should plan ahead in order to arrive on time. The Main Street Bridge is scheduled to be fully operational beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014. JACKSONVILLE SHARKS GAME The Jacksonville Sharks game will begin at 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Arena Parking Garages, Lots J, X, and Z offer patrons the closest proximity to the event. JACKSONVILLE SUNS GAME The Jacksonville Suns game is scheduled to begin at 3:05 p.m. on Saturday at the Baseball Grounds. Recommended parking lots for this game are Lots P and X. (See map) U.S. NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM VS. NIGERIA GAME The soccer festival will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at EverBank Field. The festival will be followed by the soccer match that is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The best parking proximity for the game will be in the Sports Parking Complex Area. Individuals attending the soccer game are events in the area. and two lanes west bound tions. Bowl Boulevard at Festival Way (WJCT) will be one-way northbound. Street/Gator Bowl Boulevard starting at Lot J exist will be one-way west bound.LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed Wednesday to sign off on selling the team he has owned for 33 years to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, bringing the possibility of a resolution to weeks of rumors, uncertainty and looming possibilities for legal action. The agreement hadnt been ofnoon, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations who wasnt authorized to discuss them publicly. But Donald Sterlings attorney, Maxwell Blecher, said he has made an agreement with the NBA to resolve all their differences. Sterling gave his consent to a deal that was negotiated by his wife, Shelly Sterling, to sell the team, Blecher said. Representatives for Shelly Sterling and the NBA declined to comment. The agreement was an about face for Donald Sterling, who just against the NBA in federal court alleging the league violated his constitutional rights by relying on information from an illegal recording that publicized racist remarks he made to a girlfriend. It also said the league commitSterling $2.5 million and that it violated antitrust laws by trying to force a sale. Blecher said that as a result of the agreement, the federal suit will now be dismissed. Sterlings comments to V. Stiviano included telling her to not bring black people to Clippers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. They resulted in a storm of outrage from the public and players and even prompted President Barack Obama to comment on what he called Sterlings incredibly offensive racist statements. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver ultimately decided to ban Donald Sterling for life and began efforts to force Sterling to sell the team. For weeks, Donald Sterling said through his attorneys that he would force his ouster as a team owner. But last week Shelly Sterling utilized her authority as sole trustee of The Sterling Family Trust, which owns the Clippers, to take bids for the team and ultimately negotiate a deal with Ballmer. Ballmer beat out bids by Guggenheim Partners and a group including former NBA All-Star Grant Hill. Ballmer made more than an hour-long personal visit to Shelly Sterlings Malibu home last week and laid out his plan. If the NBA owners approve the sale, it will be a record-high sum for a team that cost Donald Sterling about $12 million in 1981. Blechers co-counsel, Bobby Samini, said the vote by league owners is expected to take place in mid-July. Events impacting downtown traf c for Saturday, June 7 Sharks plan appreciation night for June 7JACKSONVILLE, Fl. The Jacksonville Sharks will return to Sea Best Field on Saturday, June 7, hosting the Spokane Shock in a Week 13 game that kicks off at 3:00 p.m. This game will be the Sharks annual Education Appreciation Night, as the team is offering free tickets to elementary school students, as ers, school administrators and employees. The ticket specials for this game are as follows: 1) The Sharks are inviting elementary school students to this game to celebrate our beloved mascot Chums birthday. Elementary school students may receive a free ticket to this game with the purchase of at least one adult ticket (up to two free childrens tickets per paid adult). For this ticket special, fans may visit jaxsharkstickets.com/chum, or call subject to availability. Tickets purchased online or over the phone must be picked up at Will Call with the presentation of a valid ID. 2) All school teachers, administrators and employees are eligible to purchase Buy One, Get One Free tickets to this game with the presentation of a school ID. To take advantage of this offer, fans can visit jaxsharkstickets.com/education, call the Sharks Ticket Ofpurchased online or over the phone must be picked up at Will Call with the presentation of a school ID. 3) This game will be the culmination of Chums Reading Initiative, as students at dozens of elementary schools across the Jacksonville area will have earned a free ticket to this game as a reward for completing their reading goals throughout the school year. Donald Sterling Steve Ballmer 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. 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_WK7.indd 1 4/18/14 10:27:55 AM

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FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM GEORGIA / CARIBBEAN ARTHIA NIXON TALK OF THE TOWN FRANCES BRADLEY, VOLUME BURKS SPECIAL SECTION TIA AYELE SPORTS MIKE BONTS LAURENCE GREENE GEORGIA MARKETING and NEWS ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL Quick Tips to Prepare for The Hurricane Season Mayor Alvin BrownThe 2014 Hurricane season is underway and I want you to be JaxReady. In an emergency, we know that every second counts. Thats why its important to plan ahead and be prepared for any potential disaster whether its a storm, flood or fire. Northeast Florida took its last direct hit 50 years ago. Hurricane Dora came ashore and destroyed buildings and homes. The upcoming anniversary is a reminder to all that we need to be prepared. I encourage everyone to be ready for a storm, if one comes our way. The City of Jacksonville has formed a public-private partnership with Winn-Dixie to ensure Duval County residents have the right supplies for an emergency preparedness kit. You should have enough water, non-perishable food and prescription medication to last for a minimum of 72 hours for each person. Also, dont forget about including a flashlight and batteries, important phone numbers, and storing important papers in a water-proof bag for safekeeping. Proper planning plays a key role in safety during any disaster. Please have a personal evacuation route from your home, have a list of places for you, your family and your pets to go if you need to leave your home, and know the citys new evacuation zones. You can find those new zones online at JaxReady.com or on the JaxReady smartphone app. They are also available in the 2014-15 JaxReady Emergency Preparedness Guide. You can pick up a guide at Winn-Dixie stores, various government buildings and community centers and the American Red Cross. I want all residents to be equipped with the resources needed to get through any situation. Remember to not only be ready, be JaxReady! Focusing oWaterproof Jacksonville Fun in the water is a summer rite of passage for many in Jacksonville. We have the St. Johns River, our beautiful beaches and more than two dozen public swimming pools for people to enjoy, and I hope everyone can take advantage of these amenities that help define our city. But, please remember safety comes first. Equipping yourself with the proper tools and education about wate r safety is crucial. Learning to swim is a must before you jump in the pool or head to the beach. The statistics are alarming when it comes to drowning. Safe Kids Northeast Florida has found that our state has the highest number of drowning incidents in the United Sates for ages 1 to 4. Drowning is preventable, yet 70 percent of African American children 60 percent of Hispanic children and 40 percen t of Caucasian children cannot swim according to research from USA Swimming. For me, this is not just a matter of improving quality of life, this about saving lives, and this is a great opportunity for us to step in and show our young people how much we care about them. Thats why, as part of my People+Parks Connection, we implemented Waterproof Jacksonville. The campaign provides free swim lessons to youth whose families face financial difficulty. I am prou d to say, with the assistance of public-private partnerships, more than 1,500 young people will benefit from Waterproof Jacksonville this summer, doubling last years lessons. Thats 1,500 young people who might never have gotten the chance to learn and 1,500 young people who are now going to be safer because dedicated groups an d individuals have committed time and money to help them learn to swim. The number also includes an entire elementary school. More than 500 students at Woodland Acres Elementary will learn basic water safety and swimming techniques. This is critical for a city like Jacksonville with all the water that surrounds us. We have beaches, rivers, creeks, ponds, swimming pools and spas that all pose a potential danger to anyone who cannot swim. Waterproo f Jacksonville is helping our most vulnerable our children learn to swim so they will be safe around water. Education is another component of Waterproof Jacksonville. I hope you are able to attend the Second Annual Wate r Safety Town Hall Meeting on June 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Legends Center. A panel of experts will dive into a variety of issues and topics such as water safety, why some people fear the water and careers in the sport of swimming. Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive information about city sponsored swimming lessons. I encourage all parents to ensure their children learn how to swim. Saving a life and preventing tragedy mus t stay on the forefront of our minds. Lets continue to wor k together to prevent drowning by supervising our kids in and around the water and most importantly, make sure they know how to swim. SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIES AT THE RITZ KICKS OFF WITH WIZARD OF OZ SING-ALONG Follow the yellow brick road and it will lead you straight to the Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz! The series returns to downtown Brunswicks historic theatre in July and opens with a fun sing-along event for the whole family, a screening of the much-loved classic The Wizard of Oz (1939) on Thursday, July 3. The movie starts at 7:00 p.m., but audiences should be there early to enjoy fun short subjects and cartoons, take part in a fun costume contest and maybe be a winner in the door prize drawings. The fun continues every Thursday during the month of July with an array of modern classics: Dustin Hoffman in the iconic film The Graduate on July 10; George Lucas comingofage movie American Graffiti on July 17; and Woody Allens Oscar winning comedy, Annie Hall on July 24. The series closes with Steven Spielbergs epic action-adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark on July 31. Audiences can also expect other special treats at every screening of the series: As they have done for the past several years, MTR Real Estate professionals Angie Aimar and James Laurens will be serving up piping hot popcorn in the theater lobby (first come, first served). Foxs Pizza Den at 1429 Newcastle St., one block from the Ritz, is offering a great Dinner and a Movie special. Buy your ticket at the Ritz box office beginning at 5:00 p.m. on show night and take it to Foxs for 10% off your bill and priority dining to get you back in time for the movie. You can also take part in a fun trivia contest while dining and receive your prize later at the Ritz. Ticket holders can show their tickets at Tipsy McSways, 1414 Newcastle, for one free draft beer after the show. Local businesses, including, Ned Cash Jewelers, Glynn Chiropractic, Cunningham Jewelers, and Color Me Happy, will be providing door prizes and costume contest prizes. The Summer Classic Movie Series is such fun for visitors and locals alike its great to see so many people come out to see movies the way they were meant to be seen on the big screen, says Heather Heath, Executive Director of Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. There is really a true sense of community at each screening as everyone comes together in a shared experience. We love being able to screen these fun classic films. Admission to each show in the Summer Classic Movies series is still only $5 for all ages. The box office opens at 5:00 p.m.; cartoons, previews, and short subjects begin 20-30 minutes before show time. For more information, please visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912-262-6934. 8th Stanton Alumni Gala Deadline Approaching The deadline to place ads in this years Gala booklet and purchase tickets is approximately 15 days away. There are still tickets available for you to come and fellowship with classmates and schoolmates. Please call Kenneth Reddick at 764-8795 to request a ticket request form. Dont miss this GALA opportunity. Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Walk-AThon/Line Dancing for Education On June 14, 2014, 8:00 am, at the corner of Bethel Baptist and Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr. Streets, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church will sponsor its 17th Juddie Lawson Memorial Walk-A-Thon for Education. The walking public is invited to participate. The Walk was suggested by Juddie, a devoted servant and visionary member of Bethel, as one of the many initiatives of Bethels 160 Year Anniversary. The walk has helped hundreds of students with approximately $300,000 awarded them over the 17 year period. This year we have added a Line Dance component to the Walk, beginning at 9:00 am. We believe this will be Jacksonvilles largest organized outdoor Line Dance. All Line Dance Groups in the City are invited to join us and bring a donation to help some college students further their education. Also, Walk-A-Thon T-Shirts are available for purchase. For more information call the Church Office at 904-354-1464. 2014 Second Annual Job and Resource FairFrom: Mayor Alvin Brown On behalf of the entire city, I would like to extend my appreciation to you for your companys continued suppor t of Jacksonvilles economic growth and prosperity. Yours is the kind of service that acts as a catalyst for innovation and success, and I am grateful for your presence in the greater Jacksonville area. It is my pleasure to join with The Honorable Corrine Brown, United States Representative for the 5th District of Florida, in hosting the 2014 Second Annual Job and Resource Fair. As in years past, we want to ensure that employers across the city have an opportunity to participate in this citywide event as job openings are presented to an eager, potential workforce. Several resource agencies will be available to offer support services to augment each individuals search for meaningful employment. I am encouraged by the attendance of more than 14,000 job seekers last year and the active engagemen t of more than 150 vendors. Please accept this invitation to join us for the 2014 Second Annual Job and Resource Fair, and become a vital part of this muchanticipated opportunity. 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Left to Right: JTA Manager of Skyway Operations Kenneth Williams, JTA CEO Nathaniel Ford, first-ever Skyway Manager Bill Showalter and JTA Sr. Manager of Skyway Service Delivery Harold Samms.READYTOREC N ROLL:MAYOR BROWN, PAJCIC UNVEIL YOUTH INITIATIVE FOR URBAN PARKSJTASKYWAYCELEBRATES YEARSCop Injured, Suspect Killed CONGRATSGRAD!Jeantel, star witness in Trayvon Martin trial graduates with community help Despite being raised with a mother who still does not speak English, being thrust into the international spotlight after the death of her friend Trayvon Martin, and still not being able to succeed academically or communicate effectively, Rachel Jeantele is a graduate. Media man Tom Joyner had offered her to attend any HBCU, however, Jeantele had to work hard to pull up her grades and took on the challenge to make herself more socially savvy, even working on her speech and communication. She added that the trial had done a lot to change her. "She didn't give up and that goes to say a lot for her character... I am so glad my son Trayvon saw it in her because she was truly a diamond in the rough," Sybrina Fulton (left), mother of Trayvon Martin. "He handled himself properly and he handled himself courageously." JSO Chief Adam Brown is saying of the officer who was shot in the line of duty last week. On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 a police involved shooting occurred in the 6600 block of London Bridge Lane. The officer responded to a person shot at 7610 Blanding Boulevard. Officer J. Busque observed the suspect vehicle on Blanding Boulevard. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Blanding and 103rd Street. The vehicle fled and the officer pursued the vehicle. The officer performed a tactical pit maneuver on the vehicle in the 6600 block of London Bridge Lane. The officer got out of his vehicle. The suspect exited his vehicle with a firearm. The suspect raised the weapon towards the officer. The officer shot four times killing the suspect. There is an independent witness who was outside and observed the shooting. On Thursday, Chief Adam Brown told media that the suspect was believed to have just shot another man and was fleeing the scene. The suspect was identified as Thomas Dewitt Johnson, 28 (pictured).PHOTOOFTHEDAY:BRUNSWICKCOP CLEANSGRAVESOfficer Todd Rhodes took time out from his regular duties to help clean several local gravesites of fallen officers. Here he is at the grave of Officer Melvin Collins, buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brunswick.June has officially been declared Caribbean American Heritage Month. President Barack Obama stated that Caribbean Americans are part of a great national tradition, descendants of hopeful, striving people who journeyed to our lands in search of a better life. They were drawn by a belief in the power of opportunity, a belief that through hard work and sacrifice, they could provide their children with chances they had never known, he stated. Thanks to these opportunities and their talent and perseverance, Caribbean Americans have contributed to every aspect of our society -from science and medicine to business and the arts. During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we honor their history, culture, and essential role in the American narrative. The president added, it is also a time to renew friendship with Americas Caribbean neighbors, with whom is a shared ocean and a history. To this end, the United States is expanding cooperation with our Caribbean partners as we promote social justice, grow prosperity throughout the Americas, and create new educational opportunities for young people across the Caribbean basin, as well as for Caribbean Americans in our own communities, he said. We are also working to advance commonsense immigration reform that will allow future generations of Caribbean Americans to share their talents with our Nation. As America celebrates our Caribbean heritage, let us hold fast to the spirit that makes our country a beacon to the world,said President Obama. This month, let us remember that we are always at our best when we focus not on what we can tear down, but on what we can build up. And together, let us strengthen the bonds that hold together the most diverse Nation on earth. PHOTO:President Barack Obama presents Sidney Poitier with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, in a 2009 White House ceremony. Poitier is Caribbean-American with roots in The Bahamas, where he is known officially as Sir Sidney, serving as that countrys Ambassador to Japan. This summer, 11 parks throughout Northwest Jacksonville neighborhoods and the citys urban core will offer supervised activities for local youth through a new urban parks initiative called Rec N Roll Jax. The Jacksonville law firm of Pajcic & Pajcic donated $50,000 to fund the program as a pilot project that will employ old school practices to keep youth engaged in healthy activities and out of trouble during their school vacation. This is a smart investment in our kids, a smart investment in our neighborhoods, and a smart investment in crime prevention and public safety, Mayor Brown said. Thanks to Steve Pajcic and his firms generous donation, were providing kids with a safe place to be this summer as well as an opportunity to participate in healthy, productive and fun activities. If kids are doing that, theyre staying out of trouble. Edward Waters College President Nathaniel Glover, City Council Members Reggie Brown, Dr. Johnny Gaffney and Jim Love, and JaxParks Interim Director Daryl Joseph joined Mayor Brown and Pajcic to announce the program at Woodstock Park on Monday, June 2. Woodstock Park was almost a second home for Gary and me, and lots of other park rats in our neighborhood. And every neighborhood in the old city of Jacksonville had a park and a park director so that children had a safe place to hang out, have fun and grow up, Pajcic said, referring to his late brother. All the old core neighborhoods in Jacksonville still have parks, but no park directors so the assets are underutilized and our children less safe. I hope this is a first step in a return to our old way of honoring and protecting our children. Woodstock is one of three parks inside the boundary of an area recently identified by the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office for its Operation Ceasefire program, where law enforcement professionals are enhancing their presence in an effort to stop gun-related crime. Parks participating in the pilot project are: Carvill, Clark, Grunthal, Julius Guinyard, Panama, Pine Forest, Scott, Tallulah, Johnnie Walker, Willowbranch and Woodstock. Pajcic worked with the city using data from the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office to identify where the initiative would have the most impact. Rec N Roll Jax will be offered Monday, June 23 through Friday, Aug. 15. The initiative will be supported by two retired Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department ambulances, which will be tagged by local artists and converted into mobile recreation vehicles to transport staff and equipment from park to park. The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is hiring nine temporary outdoor recreation leaders for the eightweek program. In addition to supervising park activities, each rec leader will referee games, mentor youth seeking adult advice and supervise teens assigned to the parks through the Mayors Summer Jobs Program. Classy or Trashy?Rihanna Turns Heads in See Through DressPop star Rihanna had more than her assets on display when she showed up in a see through dress to the CFDAs. The singer topped off her look with gold thongs, sandals, head wrap and fur, citing Josephine Baker as her inspiration. During her acceptance speech, Rihanna stated: Even as a child I remember thinking, She can beat me, but she cannot b eat my outfit. Meanwhile, her ads have b een banned in the UKfor being too inappropriate for children. Rapper Kanye West married reality star Kim Kardashian in Paris. The couple had a ton of celebrity guests on hand to watch them exchange nuptials. 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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! CAMP RESTORATION FOR YOUTH SUMMER CAMP 2014 (Ages 5-15) is June 16th through August 25th from 8a.m. to 5p.m. at the NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP A.M.E. CHURCH, 1451 Mount Herman St., Jacksonville, FL 32209. Serving Hot Breakfast and Lunch. Activities include Academic Enhancement, Arts & Craft, Youth Development, Crime Awareness & Bullying, Field Trips, Games, Charter Building (Self Respect), Sports, Exercise Activities, Etc. Hurting Families with Children in Crimes, Inc. 6th Annual Camp. For detailed information, contact Site Dir. Linda Dayson at 904-755-9863. THE EL-BETH-EL DEVELOPMENT CENTER Officers and Board Members will host its Fifth Annual Stop the Violence Recognition Banquet on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. To be held at the Community Rehabilitation Center Banquet Hall located at 623 Beechwood Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 2010 we have honored dedicated individuals from the community for outstanding achievements, leadership and their contributions in helping Jacksonville build a stronger and healthier community. 2014 Stop the Violence Honorees : Attorney Michael Sharrit Attorney Stephen A. Smith Paul Martinez-Intra-Governmental Services Director Jacqueline A. DavisCaterer and Community Activist Doug Sovich, President of San Jose Rotary Club Doctor Miguel RosaDa The Honorable Circuit Judge Mallory D. Cooper of the Fourth Judicial Courts, Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties Chuck Ward C.E.O. of Forgotten Fruit Inc. Percy GoldenChaplain for the Jacksonville Fire Fighters Ms. Joan D. Barr School Teacher at Sallye B. Mathis Our Guest Speaker for the evening will be Rabbi Joshua Lief from The Temple Ahavath Chesed. A/B honor roll Good Citizenship & Character Positive Leadership Corporate tables of ten (10) are available for $500.00 each (includes your ad in our souvenir journal). Individual tickets are $50.00. Please complete and submit the enclosed form by June 15, 2014, along with your check payable to: El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church. For ticket information, sponsoring a section in our evening program or one of the above youth organizations, please contact Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall at (904) 710 -1586 or email: Gospell75@aol.com We look forward to seeing you this year. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ TICKET ORDER FORM El-Beth-El Development Center 2013 th Annual Stop The Violence Annual Banquet Thursday, June 19, 2014 Community Rehabilitation Center Dining Hall 623 Beechwood Street Please make checks payable to: El-Beth-El Development Center, P. O. Box 3575 Jacksonville, Fl 32206 Ticket $50.00 Each____Table of Ten (10) ______ $500.00__________ Company/Sponsor Name_________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________ City_______________________State_____Zip_______ Code______________ Telephone__________________ JACKSONVILLE, FL BROWN, Freddy, 53, died May 29, 2014. CARSON, Eliza, died May 30, 2014. CASSARLY, Valerie Theresa Ames, 51, died May 25, 2014. CLABAUGH, Shirley Irene, 78, died June 2, 2014. COPELAND, Mildred Dansie, 93, died May 28, 2014. COUSAR Herbert C., 74, died May 30, 2014. CRUSE Terry Lynn Popeye, 61, died May 29, 2014. DANIELS James Winston, 75, died May 28, 2014. DEES, Doug, 55, died May 30, 2014. DUFFY, John, died May 24, 2014. DUFFY, Peggy J., 53, died May 30, 2014. FLUITT, Fermond, died May 30, 2014. GAFFNEY, Mary K., 63, died June 1, 2014. GIBBS, Calvin C., Jr., 59, died May 24, 2014. GIVENS Barbara J., 53, died June 1, 2014. GLOVER, Grady Edward, died June 1, 2014. GMUCA, Raymond F., 81, died May 31, 2014. HAMACHEK, Annabelle E., 91, died May 27, 2014. HAMILTON, Homey, died June 1, 2014. HAMILTON, Mabel Alene, 86, died June 1, 2014. HARVEY, John Lee, Sr., died May 24, 2014. HOOKS, Roasalee, 88, died May 24, 2014. HYLER, Anthony Terrance, 43, died May 30, 2014. KILNER, Edward Andrew, 81, died May 23, 2014. KING, Deacon Richard, died May 24, 2014. KIRBY, Mary Ann, 73, died May 31, 2014. LANCASTER Betty Home, 88, died June 3, 2014. LATHINGHOUSE, Ernestine, 87, died May 29, 2014. LUCE, Marvin Doyle, 76, died May 27, 2014. LUTHER, Rita T., 96, died June 1, 2014. McKNIGHT Gregory A, died May 24, 2014. McQUEEN, Jerry, died June 1, 2014. MEJIA, David P., Jr., 20, died May 27, 2014. MURRAY, Eugene Ross, died May 28, 2014. MUSGROVE, Marjorie Harrell, 101, died June 1, 2014. NAZARIO, Victor, died June 1, 2014. PORCILLO, Dena L., 46, died May 29, 2014. POWELL, Mae D., died May 30, 2014. PRYOR, Scott Bob, 89, died May 27, 2014. ROBINSON, Carlos Rena, died May 23, 2014. SHEHEE, Glen, 74, died June 2, 2014. SIMPSON Dorothy, died May 23, 2014. SMITH, Johnny, died May 23, 2014. SMITH, Mary A., died June 1, 2014. SOUTHERLAND Lujune R., 56, died June 2, 2014. STALNKER, Florrie Hall, 78, died June 1, 2014. SUTTON, Grace, died May 25, 2014. THARP, Donald Wayne, 52, died May 29, 2014. THOMAS, Sherida J., 36, died May 24, 2014. WASHINGTON, Tom C., 68, died May 28, 2014. WEA TINGTON, Leslie Edmund, 61, died May 26, 2014. WESLEY, Eric Lee, Jr., died May 24, 2014. WILLIAMS, Daniel Wayne, 68, died June 3, 2014. ~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS DRURY Andy, 64, died June 1, 2014. GRINER Edna Mae Harris, 76, died June 1, 2014. PATTERSON, Leroy, died June 2, 2014. PINKNEY, Tracie, died June 3, 2014. POPE Nathaniel, died June 3, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPage 2 THE STAR June 7, 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 ~ 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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June 7, 2014 THESTAR PAGE 3 YOUTHs PAGE A NEWERACongratulations to Mikayla Stanfield on becoming the Firs t Miss Westside High. The Pagean t took place on Thursday May 29, 2014 on the campus of N. B. Forrest High Auditorium. Mikayla is a rising senior her current GPA is a 3.875 and on the Nathan B. Forrest High School Honor Society. In 2013 and 2014 she receive d recognition for her academics an d initiated into Gamma Beta Boule', Mikayla is a Dual Enrollment student at FSCJ, with an 4.0 A average. She is a member of Regional Jacksonville Junior Volleyball Association in the U17. With her active schedule she still finds time to volunteer within her community. Mikayla is a great influence for her peers. Nathan B. Forrest High School gained national attention when Duval County Board voted 7-0 to change the name Nathan B. Forrest High School to Westside High School. N. B. Forrest opened in 1959 its been over 40 years since the school was integrated. The school was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest a leader in the confederate army who helped founded the KKK. The New name Westside High School marks a new era in history. Mikayla StanfieldTONY AWARD WINNER SHREK THE MUSICAL OPENS AT ALHAMBRA JUNE 11-PRESENTED BY DR.O PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF JACKSONVILLE, F EATURING FAMILY FOUR PACK PRICING -(Jacksonville, FL) The Ogre you love to love is coming to Jacksonville as the Alhambra Theatre & Dining will stage the Tony Award winning Shrek the Musical as its 2014 summer family show. Shrek the Musical is presented by Dr.O Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville, who is underwriting part of the show to help support the arts and promote live theater to children and families. Shrek the Musical presented by Dr. O runs from June 11 through July 27 and, as the Alhambra summer show typically does, features special family pricing at just $148 for four tickets. Said Dr. Aylin Ozdemir, MD, When I first went to the Alhambra this past fall, I fell in love with it. I vowed to get more involved and when they announced Shrek as the summer show, I knew it was my opportunity. She continued, This magical and fun story, with its adventure and happy ending felt like a wonderful way to help support the Alhambra and theater in general in our city. Im quite proud to be part of this production. Dr. O, as she is known to her patients, is president and owner of Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville a multi-discipline integrative pediatric practice with offices in Ponte Vedra, Julington Creek and Intracoastal West. About Shrek the Musical: Set in a mythical once upon a time sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, among others) raid his sanctuary, saying theyve been evicted b y the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: Ill get your homes b ack, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: Hell give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealingsomething strange and differentabout this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets? In this perfect family story, the adventure begins at the Alhambra. The music for Shrek The Musical was written by Jeanine Tesori with the book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!. After a trial run in Seattle, the original Broadway p roduction opened in December 2008, and closed after a run of over 12 months in January 2010. It was followed by a tour of the United States which opened in 2010, and a re-vamped West End production from June 2011. The Broadway production of the show received a total of twelve Drama Desk Award and eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor. The show won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design and Costume Design for Tim Hatley, as well as the Tony Award for Best Costume Design for Hatley again. At the Tony Awards, the entire cast performed a section of "Freak Flag" for the opening number medley; The cast recording of the show was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The cast performed "I'm a Believer" at the Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009. The Broadway production closed on January 3, 2010, after 441 performances and 37 previews. At the time, it was one of the most expensive musicals to open on Broadway, at an estimated $25 million. Whether youre eight or 80, this is a great show, said Craig Smith, Managing Partner of the Alhambra. He continued, This is a funny show, with great characters and memorable songs. If youve seen the movie or the play, this is a familiar tale. Weve got a delightful cast of 20 actors, an incredible set and amazing costumes. I cannot wait to get this summer party started. Shrek the Musical presented by Dr. O will run at the Alhambra June 11 through July 27, 2014. Show time is 7:30 PM for evening shows. Doors open at 5:15 PM and dinner will be served until 7:30 PM. Matinees on Saturday are at 1:15 PM. Doors open at 11:00 AM and brunch starts at 11:15 AM. Sunday matinee is at 2:00. Doors open at noon and the meal starts at 12:15 PM. Group sales are available. Pricing starts at $35 and includes dinner, show and parking. Call the box office at 904.641.1212 or www.al hambrajax.com LIBRARY TO PARTICIPATE IN BIG LIBRARY READ PROGRAM Popular E-book and Audiobook Available to Customers without WaitlistsJACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 3, 2014 The Jacksonville Public Library will take p art in the Big Library Read program, a worldwide reading inititative. Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy e-book and audiobook versions of the Big Lib rary Read book, A Pedigree To Die For, Book 1 of the Melanie Travis Mystery Series b y Laurien Berenson, from now through June 18 by visiting http://jpl.lib.overdrive.com The Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library card holders unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title for a two-week period, creating a virtual, global book club. Interested customers will be able borrow A Pedigree To Die For by using a valid library card, and enjoy it on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets, and Kindle without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees! The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of e-books and more to libraries, and Kensington Publishing Corp., publisher of Laurien Berensons unusual and fascinating mystery. About the Jacksonville Public Library The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than 3.9 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 7 million times, and more than 9,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org. Follow us on Facebook jaxpubliclibrary and Twitter jaxlibrary Mr. Gregory Bostic, Principal Nathan B. Forrest High and Mikayla E. Stanfield.

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BY MARSHA DEAN PHELTSTHE FLORIDA/GEORg G IA StT ART Look ing Back on Sugar Hill 1914-1964. th th         th   Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean, Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean Strangers in the Night  Black Biographical Dic tionaries 1790-1950 th th th th 604 W. 8th Street the Gordon/Tucker Home. Photo courtesy of Ronald C. BrinkleyPAGE 4 THE STAR JUNE 7, 2014 Looking Back on Sugar Hill 1914-1964 With Marsha Dean Phelts Joseph Haygood Blodgett photo courtesy University of North Florida Librarys Eartha White Collection. Sugar Hill resident, A. L. Lewis, insur ance magnate and a philanthropist contributed throughout his life to religious, educational and civic orga nizations. Song writer and promoter Charlie Hoss Singleton known for producing the April Follies and other entertain ment. Theodosia Calhoun Speights, RN and her mother, Gussie Wise Tucker at home, 604 W. 8th Street. Story continues on page 7

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PAGE 6 THE STAR Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Elleanna Brown Age: 16 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 5/27/14 Name: Leenaw Mallard Age: 16 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 4/17/14 Name: Sendy Mesidor Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 5/05/14 Name: Alyssa Riley Age: 17 Weight: 115 lbs Last seen: 5/13/14MOSTWANTED Name: Ronnell D. Boyd Offense: Carrying ConcealedFirearm Name: Toya L. Bonner Offense: Grand Theft Name: Anne Lois Allen Offense: AggravatedBattery w/Deadly Weapon Car Burglaries! Most thefts from motor vehicles are preventable. There are just a few things you need to do to prevent them. Once you realize the steps you need to take, you should get in the habit of doing them all the time: PRACTICE T L C Take Out Valuables If you can leave your valuables at home, do so. Otherwise, when you get to your destination, take valuables with you. If you have to leave them in your vehicle, place them in your trunk prior to reaching your destination. Lock Your Vehicle Verify that your vehicle is securely locked before leaving the area. Keyless or remote locking systems can malfunction from a low battery, etc. leaving your vehicle unlocked. Make sure its locked! Close Windows and Sun/Moon Roof Windows and sun/moon roof (if equipped) allows a thief a quick & qui-et way to enter your vehicle. Even a crack in the window makes the thiefs job so much easier. Verify that your vehicles windows are rolled up and the sun/moon roof is closed before leaving the vehicle. COMMON STOLEN ITEMS You might be surprised just what thieves are looking for, or what victims make easily available to them: Firearms Partable Personal Entertainment Systems Prescription Drugs GPSSystems Credit Cards Receipts Laptop Computers Cameras Check Books Keys and Remotes Pull-Out Stereo Systems Address Books Jackets Gym Bags and Sports Equipment Luggage Garage Door Openers Cell Phones And Most Importantly...Your Identity Location It is important to take care when you park your vehicle. Thieves are looking for vehicles they can enter with the least possibility of someone watching and thereby alerting authorities. Dont: Dont leave a firearm in your car overnight. Dont park where others cannot see your vehicle, such as behind buildings, shrubbery, landscaping berms or larger vehicles/trucks. Dont park in all-day unattended parking areas. Dont trust your vehicle remote to lock your doors. Dont park in a parking lot and then transfer valuables items to your trunk, where a thief might observe. Safety Wanted Robbery Suspect Cornelius Lamont Mann, 33, has an outstanding warrant for Robbery with a $250,000 bond. Anyone who has any information about the location of this suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000. Man Involved in Burglary Spree Faces 44 Charges Detectives were able to make an arrest in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries and thefts. The first report of the burglaries began at about 4:30 am when a teenager heard her fathers car engine start up and backing out of the driveway of their home. She went outside to see who was in the car and saw someone she described as wearing a black sweatshirt and baggy pants who got out of the car and fled on foot. He then reportedly left the car in the middle of the road. Following that initial report, police spent time taking other reports as a result of either the residents finding something stolen from their vehicles or the police themselves finding the burglaries during their neighborhood canvassing. Police received a total of at least 23 separate reports concerning vehicle thefts, vehicle burglaries, and thefts from the vehicles. The vehicles reported stolen included a white 1999 Chevrolet Lumina and a black 2001 Jeep Wrangler. Other items reported stolen included a .45 caliber handgun, a .22 caliber handgun with ammunition, an iPhone, GPS units, wallets, cash and change, and other loose items. Police obtained the necessary information from individual victims to enter the vehicles and the handguns into the national computer system as being stolen. About four days later, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle and one of the two people fled on foot. During the traffic stop, officers located the stolen .45 caliber handgun as well as a large amount of narcotics. The remaining person was taken into custody. Detectives spoke with the person they had in custody and during their investigation they developed sufficient evidence to obtain a search warrant. During the search, they located some .22 caliber ammunition and a small holster. Police later located the stolen Chevrolet Lumina during a traffic stop at a motel and one of the occupants of the stolen vehicle was 21-year-old Toren Anthony Kinchen. Detectives spoke with Kinchen who agreed to accompany them to discuss the burglary cases. During their investigation, the detectives were able to connect Kinchen with the other people in the car located earlier in the day. As a result of their investigation, detectives charged Kinchen with a total of 44 charges, ranging from armed burglary of a conveyance, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Vehicle petit Theft. He is being held without bond. The investigation continues. ManBuys Cars with Bad Checks According to reports, economic crimes detectives determined that 25-yearold Tony Lamar Cross had paid for cars with bad checks and used false information on car loan documents. He is said to have also violated probation following a conviction for a similar scheme in 2012. In addition to the new charges, Cross is wanted for failing to appear in court and driving with a suspended license. The latest investigation of Cross revealed that back in March, he bought a white 1994 Lexus LS400 for $9,832.89 with a bad check. A few days earlier, he had purchased a white 2005 Hyundai SUV for $10,801.25, also with a bad check. Cross said to the dealership employee that he was a paralegal and would "get away with" his illegal act. A repossession company was then hired by the dealership and found the Hyundai SUV at a motel. Detectives then learned that the day after Cross bought the Lexus with a bad check, he traded it at another dealership for a $22,000 2013 Nissan Altima and financed the balance. The detectives worked with the State Attorney's Office to get the Lexus designated as having been stolen and was soon recovered. In loan documents, detectives determined that Cross used false Social Security numbers. Cross was said to have went from dealership to dealership utilizing the same fraudulent method of payments after being notified his previous checks were returned due to insufficient funds or closed accounts. Within a short period of time, Cross used the same scheme to obtain eight vehicles from various auto dealerships, totaling over $140,000 in value. Because the value of the stolen property totals more than $100,000, Cross is charged with the firstdegree felony of grand theft. He will also face other charges relating to obtaining loans by false representation. In one of Cross' loan documents, he claimed to be affiliated with an attorney who never heard of him. Toren Kinchen TonyCross On the Lookout!

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the architectural splendor of the property rather than sending subliminal messages of Keep Out! and Keep Off! Several Sugar Hill residents were also listed in The Negro Blue Book as well as the coveted A-list for Invitation Only Guests In later years Blodgett built another grand and beautiful home for his family. His Sugar Hill mansion, Blodgett Villa was then sold to Lawton L. Pratt and his wife, Pauline. Lawton L. Pratt who established Pratts Funeral Home in 1900, graduated from the Cincinnati School of Embalming in 1910 and was the second licensed black man in the state of Florida. Pratts all-brick and block funeral home that was built for him by Joseph H. Blodgett in 1915 remains in operation at the original site, 522-525 W. Beaver Street in LaVilla. After Lawton Pratts death in 1943, the beautiful Blodgett Villa, was purchased by James L. (and Nellie) Lewis. Now James Lincoln Lewis lived next door to his grandfather, A. L. Lewis, and across the street from his father, James Henry Lewis, whose stately home at 515 was on the north east corner of 8th and Cal houn Streets. Upon James L. Lewis death, a mere ten years later on January 19, 1953, Blodgett Villa, became the A. L. Lewis YWCA in 1954 and remained such until 1969 when Sugar Hill became a memory fading in time. Eight years after the death of Joseph H. Blodgett the city of Jacksonville in 1942, developed an 879 unit housing project nam ing it in Blodgetts memory. The Blodgett Homes Project parallels along the foot of the Sugar Hill knoll where boundaries for both communities divided at 4th Street from Da vis Street eastward to Jefferson Street. The public housing project ended at the southern boundary of 4th Street and the Sugar Hill boundary ended at the north side of 4th Street. Another grand home in Sugar Hill was the home of Charles and Ethel Gillislee Bar nett. Charles Barnett was the black halfbrother of Barnett Bank founder, William B. Barnett. The Charles Barnetts were known for their great home and the grandest annual New Years Eve parties that they hosted on the roof top. Sollie Mitchell, who married Mary, the daughter of the Charles Barnetts is the third highest mason in the state of Florida and a lodge, Sollie Mitchell Lodge #377 was named in his honor in 2010. When the laws of eminent domain demolished the Sugar Hill community, Charles Barnetts widow, Ethel Gillislee Barnett, dismantled the interior of their home mahogany plank by mahogany plank, crystal chandelier by crystal chandelier and along them in storage until their new family homes were constructed in a nine-acre track off Moncrief Road near Owens Avenue the family named, the Barnett-Mitchell subdivision. As new homes were constructed for Mrs. Barnetts son, Maurice (Pearl) Barnett and daughter, Mary (Sollie) Mitchell, the structures. The furnishings from Sugar Hill now decorate their homes in the BarnettMitchell subdivision where streets bare the names of family members and family and friends that chose to were able to build their homes anew. There is much more to come next week while, Looking Back on Sugar Hill from 1914-1964 through the lens of the Tucker, Brinkley and Speights families. 1. Lorenzo I. Alexander, the L. I. Alex ander Building at U. F. Health 2. Marvyne Betsch the Beach Lady Highway at American Beach 3.Isaiah Blocker, the Isaiah Blocker Elementary/Junior High School formerly on Davis and 13th 4.Joseph H. Blodgett, the Blodgett Homes Projects along Davis Street to Jefferson between 4th and 1st Streets 5.Etta Staley Brooks, the BradhamBrooks Northwest Regional Library on Edgewood Avenue 6.A. L. Lewis, the A. L. Lewis Com munity Connections on Ribault Scenic Drive and Lewis Street on American Beach 7 Sollie Mitchell, the Sollie Mitchell Lodge #377 8.Lawton L. Pratt, The Lawton Pratt Funeral Home on Beaver Street 9.William M. Raines, the William M. Raines High School, #165 10.Warren W. Schell, Schell-Sweet Medical Building at Edward Waters Col lege 11.Samuel A. Hull, S. A. Hull Elemen tary School #169 PAGE 7 THE STAR JUNE 7, 2014 Looking Back on Sugar Hill 1914-1964 With Marsha Dean Phelts Lawton W. Pratt photo courtesy University of North Florida Librarys Eartha White Collection. Lawton L. Pratt Funeral Home in con tinuous operation for 100 years. Jo seph H. Blodgett constructed the Pratt Funeral Home in 1915. Mahogany frame and wrought iron entrance to home of Sollie Mitchell. Carved lion head in center. Victorian furnishings from the home of the Barnett-Mitchell home in Sugar Hill Senator Tony Hill and Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, displays the sign Mar vyne Betsch The Beach Lady High way Designated by 2006 Legislature of Florida. Bradham/Brooks Library named in honor of librarians Olga Bradham and Etta Staley Brooks. Mrs. Brooks grew up in Sugar Hill at 603 W. 8th Street. William Marion Raines, a prominent black educator in Jacksonville and prin cipal at Matthew Gil bert High School from 1938 until his death 1950. William M. Raines High School opened in 1965.The manifest of Sugar Hill residents is extensive, however this is a partial list of former Sugar Hill residents for whom private and public structures bare their names.The (Dr. Warren W., Sr.) Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center on the campus of Edward Waters College provides health and wellness screen ings and classes that services com munity residents as well as students on campus.

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PAGE THESTAR JUNE 7. 2014Georgia to Have a Voice: Special To The StarSPECIALTOTHESTAR By Janet Peters McCain It was last summer when I heard that Michelle Nunn was leaving her position as CEO of the Points of Light Institute to run for US Senate in Georgia and I said Yippee! She does not get my endorsement and time because she my friend and colleague, but because she is the BEST choice. Ms. Nunn has the dubious pleasure of possibly becoming the FIRST female U. S. Senator from the State of Georgia. "No, let me claim it the way we do it!" U.S. Senator Michelle Nunn won the primary in Georgia. Let me take you back to Sunday where Michelle and I reconnected for an interview. This is what I will call a twofer. I arrived at the Savannah home of State Rep. J. Craig Gordon, Minority Caucus Deputy Whip for the Georgia House of Representatives. A little history on Rep. Gordon he is kind, generous, smart, focused, age 37, a 6 year veteran/incumbent of his position loves his family, and he recruited his father to lead the telephone polling for Senate Candidate Nunn), and yes, ladies an eligible Black man. Don't let his numbered years on earth diminish his conviction for the residents Georgia to get the services needed. This is where Senator Nunn and Representative Gordon come together for our people and all people. They value education (public, charter, tech etc.) as a key to leveling the playing field for good jobs and an increase to the hourly wage, increasing support for public transportation from railways to buses, excellent healthcare, and a clean environment for all of Georgia's habitat. Georgians, Michelle Nunn is a mother, a wife, a loyal daughter and sister, devoted friend, and a great listener with a soft voice and strong principles. She is grounded with the skills and knowledge to "Be the Change" that the great State of Georgia needs. Don't let the changes that have been made in our country be reversed. Stand for the right people or you will fall for nothing. (Or perhaps: you will fall victim to the wrong people) Please join me in putting out a sign on your lawn, calling your people, knocking on some doors, you know how we do. VOTE for Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate in the State of Georgia. While you are behind the curtain don't forget to cast your vote for Rep. Gordon's re-election, as well. It is your duty and a privilege to exercise this act. Many have died for us to be able to VOTE! Shrimp Season OpeningBrunswick will be reaping its bounty now with the reopening of Georgias shrimp season. The commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp officially begins on June 10. Mark Williams, Commissioner of Georgia's Division of Natural Resources Commissioner made the announcement last week. During the season, commercial food shrimp trawlers may operate in Georgia waters. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, may harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears. Commercial harvest of food shrimp with power-drawn trawls in state waters is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Federal waters (beyond 3 miles offshore) are open for food shrimp harvest 24 hours a day. Trawler operators must use certified Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) and Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) while operating in both state and federal waters. Monday, June 16, 2014 Prime Osborn III Convention Center (TOPRIGHT): Mr. Gordon, father of GA. State House of Rep. J. Craig Gordon, US Senatorial Candidate Michelle Nunn and of course, GA. State House of Rep. J. Craig Gordon (TOPLEFT):Picture 94 US Senatorial Candidate Michelle Nunn and Janet Peters Mauceri McCain, Ed.M.

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PAGE 9 THE STAR JUNE 7, 2014 SPORTS JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Armada FC has partnered with the Jacksonville Sports Council to host a series of big screen fan watch parties in support of U.S. Soccer as the team pursues the World Cup in Brazil this summer. A global audience of more than 3 billion people is expected to tune in to the World Cup, which runs from June 12 July 13. Local fans can join the world in watching the beautiful game at three major Armada FC fan viewing parties in Jacksonville, where they can enjoy a festive and party atmosphere as they follow the action on large screens. Two free Armada FC viewing parties, supported by Jacksonville Sports Council, will take place at the Jacksonville Landing on Monday, June 16 as the U.S. mens national team takes on Ghana, and at Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach on Sunday, June 22, for three back-to-back matches highlighted by the U.S. vs. Portugal match. The parties will feature food and drink offerings, pregame and half-time competitions and giveaways, special appearances from Armada FC guests including Brazilian samba dancers and interactive elements of the Armada FC Soccer Experience, where young and old can test their soccer skills. The Armada FC and Jacksonville Sports Council will also host a ticketed luncheon at the Omni Hotel in downtown Jacksonville for city businesses on Thursday, June 26 as the U.S. faces Germany in what could be a decisive Last 16 knockout round Every four years, the World Cup captures the attention, imagination and passion of soccer fans around the world, said Steve Livingstone, president of Armada FC. Interest in the World Cup will be stronger than ever in Jacksonville this year with send-off game against Nigeria on June 7. Armada FC and Jacksonville Sports Council will keep the World Cup celebration going by hosting these three major free and open to the public, around the city for existing and new fans to enjoy. The Armada FC watch parties will give the Jacksonville community a way to rally together in support of the national team as it competes at the highest level. And, there is a great opportunity for Jacksonville sports, business and community sporting events can have on the local economy, said Alan Verlander, chief opCouncil, which is charged with growing the region as a sports destination for professional, amateur and youth sports. JACKSONVILLE, Fl. The Jacksonville Complex area, during the afternoon and evening hours of Saturday, June 7, 2014. This is due to several special events in the area attracting large crowds. Attendees should plan ahead in order to arrive on time. The Main Street Bridge is scheduled to be fully operational beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014. JACKSONVILLE SHARKS GAME The Jacksonville Sharks game will begin at 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Arena Parking Garages, Lots J, X, and Z offer patrons the closest proximity to the event. JACKSONVILLE SUNS GAME The Jacksonville Suns game is scheduled to begin at 3:05 p.m. on Saturday at the Baseball Grounds. Recommended parking lots for this game are Lots P and X. (See map) U.S. NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM VS. NIGERIA GAME The soccer festival will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at EverBank Field. The festival will be followed by the soccer match that is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The best parking proximity for the game will be in the Sports Parking Complex Area. Individuals attending the soccer game are events in the area. and two lanes west bound tions. Bowl Boulevard at Festival Way (WJCT) will be one-way northbound. Street/Gator Bowl Boulevard starting at Lot J exist will be one-way west bound.LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed Wednesday to sign off on selling the team he has owned for 33 years to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, bringing the possibility of a resolution to weeks of rumors, uncertainty and looming possibilities for legal action. The agreement hadnt been ofnoon, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations who wasnt authorized to discuss them publicly. But Donald Sterlings attorney, Maxwell Blecher, said he has made an agreement with the NBA to resolve all their differences. Sterling gave his consent to a deal that was negotiated by his wife, Shelly Sterling, to sell the team, Blecher said. Representatives for Shelly Sterling and the NBA declined to comment. The agreement was an about face for Donald Sterling, who just against the NBA in federal court alleging the league violated his constitutional rights by relying on information from an illegal recording that publicized racist remarks he made to a girlfriend. It also said the league commitSterling $2.5 million and that it violated antitrust laws by trying to force a sale. Blecher said that as a result of the agreement, the federal suit will now be dismissed. Sterlings comments to V. Stiviano included telling her to not bring black people to Clippers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. They resulted in a storm of outrage from the public and players and even prompted President Barack Obama to comment on what he called Sterlings incredibly offensive racist statements. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver ultimately decided to ban Donald Sterling for life and began efforts to force Sterling to sell the team. For weeks, Donald Sterling said through his attorneys that he would force his ouster as a team owner. But last week Shelly Sterling utilized her authority as sole trustee of The Sterling Family Trust, which owns the Clippers, to take bids for the team and ultimately negotiate a deal with Ballmer. Ballmer beat out bids by Guggenheim Partners and a group including former NBA All-Star Grant Hill. Ballmer made more than an hour-long personal visit to Shelly Sterlings Malibu home last week and laid out his plan. If the NBA owners approve the sale, it will be a record-high sum for a team that cost Donald Sterling about $12 million in 1981. Blechers co-counsel, Bobby Samini, said the vote by league owners is expected to take place in mid-July. Events impacting downtown traf c for Saturday, June 7 Sharks plan appreciation night for June 7JACKSONVILLE, Fl. The Jacksonville Sharks will return to Sea Best Field on Saturday, June 7, hosting the Spokane Shock in a Week 13 game that kicks off at 3:00 p.m. This game will be the Sharks annual Education Appreciation Night, as the team is offering free tickets to elementary school students, as ers, school administrators and employees. The ticket specials for this game are as follows: 1) The Sharks are inviting elementary school students to this game to celebrate our beloved mascot Chums birthday. Elementary school students may receive a free ticket to this game with the purchase of at least one adult ticket (up to two free childrens tickets per paid adult). For this ticket special, fans may visit jaxsharkstickets.com/chum, or call subject to availability. Tickets purchased online or over the phone must be picked up at Will Call with the presentation of a valid ID. 2) All school teachers, administrators and employees are eligible to purchase Buy One, Get One Free tickets to this game with the presentation of a school ID. To take advantage of this offer, fans can visit jaxsharkstickets.com/education, call the Sharks Ticket Ofpurchased online or over the phone must be picked up at Will Call with the presentation of a school ID. 3) This game will be the culmination of Chums Reading Initiative, as students at dozens of elementary schools across the Jacksonville area will have earned a free ticket to this game as a reward for completing their reading goals throughout the school year. Donald Sterling Steve Ballmer 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. 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_WK7.indd 1 4/18/14 10:27:55 AM

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Announcements Page 10 THESTAR June 7, 2014 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. Ortiz, Angela Morrell, Farris Long, Frank Powell Columnists : Ester Davis DistributionSales: Cassie Williams, Eddie Lismore TEL: (904) 766-8834 FAX: (904) 765-1673 info@thefloridastar.com Serving St. Johns, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Alachua, Flagler, Marion, McIntosh, Camden And Glynn CountyTheFloridaStar.comThe Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers are independent newspapers published weekly in Jacksonville, Florida SUBSCRIPTIONRATES One Year-$40.00 Half Year-$22.00Send check or money order or call with VISA, AmEx, MC, DISCOVER and subscription amount to: The Florida Star, The Georgia Star P.O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, Florida 32203 The Florida Star will not be responsible for the return of any solicited or unsolicited manuscripts or photos. 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Please send my Paid Subscription to: Name ____________________________________ Address __________________________________ City _____________________________________ State ___________ Zip Code ________________ Name of Organization for Donation: _________________________________________ _________________________________________A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE() Months $22.00 ()One Year $40.00 () Years $70.00SEND TO:The Florida/Georgia StarPost Office Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL-40629Ofc:904-766-8834www.TheFloridaStar.com Cash, MoneyOrder, Check, PayPal, and/or Credit Card Accepted Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN-LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING KIRKWOOD HANNAH GREG DANIELS 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 Quick Tips to Prepare for The Hurricane Season Mayor Alvin BrownThe 2014 Hurricane season is underway and I want you to be JaxReady. In an emergency, we know that every second counts. Thats why its important to plan ahead and be prepared for any potential disaster whether its a storm, flood or fire. Northeast Florida took its last direct hit 50 years ago. Hurricane Dora came ashore and destroyed buildings and homes. The upcoming anniversary is a reminder to all that we need to be prepared. I encourage everyone to be ready for a storm, if one comes our way. The City of Jacksonville has formed a public-private partnership with Winn-Dixie to ensure Duval County residents have the right supplies for an emergency preparedness kit. You should have enough water, non-perishable food and prescription medication to last for a minimum of 72 hours for each person. Also, dont forget about including a flashlight and batteries, important phone numbers, and storing important papers in a water-proof bag for safekeeping. Proper planning plays a key role in safety during any disaster. Please have a personal evacuation route from your home, have a list of places for you, your family and your pets to go if you need to leave your home, and know the citys new evacuation zones. You can find those new zones online at JaxReady.com or on the JaxReady smartphone app. They are also available in the 2014-15 JaxReady Emergency Preparedness Guide. You can pick up a guide at Winn-Dixie stores, various government buildings and community centers and the American Red Cross. I want all residents to be equipped with the resources needed to get through any situation. Remember to not only be ready, be JaxReady! Focusing oWaterproof Jacksonville Fun in the water is a summer rite of passage for many in Jacksonville. We have the St. Johns River, our beautiful beaches and more than two dozen public swimming pools for people to enjoy, and I hope everyone can take advantage of these amenities that help define our city. But, please remember safety comes first. Equipping yourself with the proper tools and education about wate r safety is crucial. Learning to swim is a must before you jump in the pool or head to the beach. The statistics are alarming when it comes to drowning. Safe Kids Northeast Florida has found that our state has the highest number of drowning incidents in the United Sates for ages 1 to 4. Drowning is preventable, yet 70 percent of African American children 60 percent of Hispanic children and 40 percen t of Caucasian children cannot swim according to research from USA Swimming. For me, this is not just a matter of improving quality of life, this about saving lives, and this is a great opportunity for us to step in and show our young people how much we care about them. Thats why, as part of my People+Parks Connection, we implemented Waterproof Jacksonville. The campaign provides free swim lessons to youth whose families face financial difficulty. I am prou d to say, with the assistance of public-private partnerships, more than 1,500 young people will benefit from Waterproof Jacksonville this summer, doubling last years lessons. Thats 1,500 young people who might never have gotten the chance to learn and 1,500 young people who are now going to be safer because dedicated groups an d individuals have committed time and money to help them learn to swim. The number also includes an entire elementary school. More than 500 students at Woodland Acres Elementary will learn basic water safety and swimming techniques. This is critical for a city like Jacksonville with all the water that surrounds us. We have beaches, rivers, creeks, ponds, swimming pools and spas that all pose a potential danger to anyone who cannot swim. Waterproo f Jacksonville is helping our most vulnerable our children learn to swim so they will be safe around water. Education is another component of Waterproof Jacksonville. I hope you are able to attend the Second Annual Wate r Safety Town Hall Meeting on June 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Legends Center. A panel of experts will dive into a variety of issues and topics such as water safety, why some people fear the water and careers in the sport of swimming. Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive information about city sponsored swimming lessons. I encourage all parents to ensure their children learn how to swim. Saving a life and preventing tragedy mus t stay on the forefront of our minds. Lets continue to wor k together to prevent drowning by supervising our kids in and around the water and most importantly, make sure they know how to swim. SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIES AT THE RITZ KICKS OFF WITH WIZARD OF OZ SING-ALONG Follow the yellow brick road and it will lead you straight to the Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz! The series returns to downtown Brunswicks historic theatre in July and opens with a fun sing-along event for the whole family, a screening of the much-loved classic The Wizard of Oz (1939) on Thursday, July 3. The movie starts at 7:00 p.m., but audiences should be there early to enjoy fun short subjects and cartoons, take part in a fun costume contest and maybe be a winner in the door prize drawings. The fun continues every Thursday during the month of July with an array of modern classics: Dustin Hoffman in the iconic film The Graduate on July 10; George Lucas comingofage movie American Graffiti on July 17; and Woody Allens Oscar winning comedy, Annie Hall on July 24. The series closes with Steven Spielbergs epic action-adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark on July 31. Audiences can also expect other special treats at every screening of the series: As they have done for the past several years, MTR Real Estate professionals Angie Aimar and James Laurens will be serving up piping hot popcorn in the theater lobby (first come, first served). Foxs Pizza Den at 1429 Newcastle St., one block from the Ritz, is offering a great Dinner and a Movie special. Buy your ticket at the Ritz box office beginning at 5:00 p.m. on show night and take it to Foxs for 10% off your bill and priority dining to get you back in time for the movie. You can also take part in a fun trivia contest while dining and receive your prize later at the Ritz. Ticket holders can show their tickets at Tipsy McSways, 1414 Newcastle, for one free draft beer after the show. Local businesses, including, Ned Cash Jewelers, Glynn Chiropractic, Cunningham Jewelers, and Color Me Happy, will be providing door prizes and costume contest prizes. The Summer Classic Movie Series is such fun for visitors and locals alike its great to see so many people come out to see movies the way they were meant to be seen on the big screen, says Heather Heath, Executive Director of Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. There is really a true sense of community at each screening as everyone comes together in a shared experience. We love being able to screen these fun classic films. Admission to each show in the Summer Classic Movies series is still only $5 for all ages. The box office opens at 5:00 p.m.; cartoons, previews, and short subjects begin 20-30 minutes before show time. For more information, please visit goldenislesarts.org or call 912-262-6934. 8th Stanton Alumni Gala Deadline Approaching The deadline to place ads in this years Gala booklet and purchase tickets is approximately 15 days away. There are still tickets available for you to come and fellowship with classmates and schoolmates. Please call Kenneth Reddick at 764-8795 to request a ticket request form. Dont miss this GALA opportunity. Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Walk-AThon/Line Dancing for Education On June 14, 2014, 8:00 am, at the corner of Bethel Baptist and Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr. Streets, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church will sponsor its 17th Juddie Lawson Memorial Walk-A-Thon for Education. The walking public is invited to participate. The Walk was suggested by Juddie, a devoted servant and visionary member of Bethel, as one of the many initiatives of Bethels 160 Year Anniversary. The walk has helped hundreds of students with approximately $300,000 awarded them over the 17 year period. This year we have added a Line Dance component to the Walk, beginning at 9:00 am. We believe this will be Jacksonvilles largest organized outdoor Line Dance. All Line Dance Groups in the City are invited to join us and bring a donation to help some college students further their education. Also, Walk-A-Thon T-Shirts are available for purchase. For more information call the Church Office at 904-354-1464. 2014 Second Annual Job and Resource FairFrom: Mayor Alvin Brown On behalf of the entire city, I would like to extend my appreciation to you for your companys continued suppor t of Jacksonvilles economic growth and prosperity. Yours is the kind of service that acts as a catalyst for innovation and success, and I am grateful for your presence in the greater Jacksonville area. It is my pleasure to join with The Honorable Corrine Brown, United States Representative for the 5th District of Florida, in hosting the 2014 Second Annual Job and Resource Fair. As in years past, we want to ensure that employers across the city have an opportunity to participate in this citywide event as job openings are presented to an eager, potential workforce. Several resource agencies will be available to offer support services to augment each individuals search for meaningful employment. I am encouraged by the attendance of more than 14,000 job seekers last year and the active engagemen t of more than 150 vendors. Please accept this invitation to join us for the 2014 Second Annual Job and Resource Fair, and become a vital part of this muchanticipated opportunity. When: Monday, June 16 Where: The Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street What time: 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Join us by completing the attached Vendor Registration form and return as indicated. Thank you in advance for your participation. For more information, call 904630-3498 or 630-3625

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