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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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Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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serving you since 1951. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau An Award Winning Publication Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers.thefloridastar.comListen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show. The peoples choice The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star!(904) 766-8834Still The Peoples Choice! STRIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! www.thefloridastar.com JUNE 21 JUNE 27, 2014 VOL. 64 NO. 10 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 Rapper Eve Weds in SpainMALIAOBAMA WORKS WITHHALLEBERRY FOR FIRSTJOBMISSINGCHILDREN Police are trying to find two women who observed a potential kidnapping in the Gateway Mall on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 shortly after 6p.m. According to reports, this was around the time an eight and thirteen year old boy were approached by a man as as they were walking to the restroom inside the mall. The man allegedly put his hand on the shoulder of the eight year old stating: "I want to show you some love". A description was given of the suspect to police. In a very short time police were able to locate the described suspect at the intersection of N. Davis St. and W. Castlewood Drive. The suspect spontaneously stated to police that he was not a child molester. The officer asked how he knew the incident involved "kids". The suspect began crying and did not answer. The suspect has since been identified as Willis Armando Miller 30 years old. The mother stated two unknown black females approached her in the mall and asked if the kids were her boys. When she acknowledged they were, the younger of the two women said the suspect had his hands on the eight year old and was trying to take him from the mall. The mother did not know these women and did not obtain names or phone numbers for them because they left the mall prior to police arrival, said JSO. The boys told police as they were walking from the restroom, two unknown black women asked the boys if they knew who the stranger was. When they replied they did not, the women told them (the boys) to go home. The stranger at that time let the eight year old boy go. They immediately fled to their mother. Investigators are trying to locate these two Good Samaritans described to police as black females who were at the Gateway Mall between 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Anyone who has any information in regards to the identity of these two witnesses who helped these boys is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.FLORIDAANDGEORGIAMENEXECUTED Texas Teen Terrors Face 91 Counts and 1,300 years in Prison for Gang Raping Girl Cops seek Good Samaritan witnesses after "I want to show you some love" sex offender arrested for attempted kidnapping of 8 year-oldFAMU Department of Music Professor Longineu Parsons will perform alongside Broadways elite at the worldrenowned Carnegie Hall on June 23. Parsons, a celebrated trumpet player, will appear in the Broadway reunion production, Black Stars of the Great White Way Reunion: Live the Dream. The reunion pays tribute to the role African Americans have played in Broadways history and will honor the work of such entertainment legends as Louis Armstrong, Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, Paul Robeson and Fats Waller. Parsons will share the stage with some of Hollywood and Broadways greatest contributors such as Obba Babatunde, Keith David, Dule Hill, Norm Lewis, Phylicia Rashad, Chapman Roberts, Glenn Turner, Cicely Tyson and Ben Vereen. Its a big day at the office, a good day at the office, said Parsons, who will play a tribute to Armstrong. I look forward to being a part of this historic occasion. He has performed and recorded with an impressive list of music greats, including: Adderley, Calloway, Frank Foster, Billy Harper, Philly Joe Jones, Herbie Mann, David Murray, Sam Rivers, Cecil Taylor, Joe Williams and Nancy Wilson. According to Parsons, among the many achievements hes made in his career, his role as a music educator is at the top of the list. I leave work with a smile, he said, because everyday Im with these wonderful young people and I get to share what I have with them.Malia Obama officially has her first job. The eldest daughter of President Barack Obama has aspirations of making it in the film industry. She landed a gig as a production assistant on the set of a Halle Berry summer series set to air on CBS. Malia will turn 16 on the 4th of July. The men behind two notorious crimes in Florida and Georgia have been executed with hours of each other. Florida executed John Ruthell Henry, 63 on Wednesday. Henry (pictured left) was convicted in the 1985 stabbing death of his wife Suzanne in 1985. Just hours after killing her, he fatally stabbed her five year-old son as well. Just one year before the double deaths, Henry had been released from jail after serving eight years in another murder. In 1976, Henry had pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the death of his then wife tricia. He served eight years in jail for that crime. It is said before his death, he asked for forgiveness and apologized. At 11:56 pm, the night before, Marcus Wellons, 59, was put to death by lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson, Georgia. Wellons was convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering 15 year-old India Roberts in 1993. The teen was waiting for her school bus and lived in the same townhouse complex Wellons was moving out of. I ask and hope that you will find peace with my death, he told her family. His final words were: I'm going home to be with Jesus. In Missouri, at 12:05am, John Winfield died by lethal injection. In 1996, he shot the mother of two of his children Carmelita Donald after she began dating another man. He confroted her outside her apartment while her two friends Arthea Sanders and Shawnee Murphy were there Winfield shot all three women in the head. Donald survived but was left blind. Her friends were killed. An online petition has been formed demanding that Beyonce` and Jay Z comb their toddlers hair. The parents of Blue Ivy Sean Carter a.k.a Jay Z and Beyonc have failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy's hair, the petition, reportedly created by a New Y ork woman named Jasmine Toliver, read. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads an d lint balls. Please let's ge t the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair. Thousands of signatures were gathered bu t Toliver says it was just a joke. What is not a joke however is the amount o f people and celebrities who continue to criticize the babys hair. Once known for her bad girl image as a stripper before being one of the top female rappers Eve, is now known officially as the wife of millionaire Maximillion Cooper. The couple wed in Ibiza, Spain, on Saturday, June 14. "We are beyond happy to celebrate our marriage with all of our friends and family and start our journey in our new life together," they said in a statement. "It's been such an amazing experience and we are happier than we ever thought we could be. Thanks for the well wishes." The 41 year old groom is a British designer who popped the question to Evei n Edinburgh, Scotland, on Christmas Day. Petition for Beyonce` to Comb Daughters Hair Theyve already been indicted on a total of 91 counts, and now five Waco High students and an adult male could face up to 1,300 years each for allegedly gang-raping a 15 year-old. Police in Waco, Texas say an 18 and 19 year old told the alleged victim to cut school and hang out with them. Four other males unknown to the female were present. It is claimed that one of the teens took the girl to the bathroom and raped her before she was raped by the other five males. After being driven back to school, the victim reported the incident and was taken to hospital. The men have been named as Douglas Canada, 19; DaJuan Degrate, 18; Devoric Javon Evans, 20; Lamont Tray Davis, 19; Daytron Derrell Smith, 18; and Cory Darnell Hall, 18. PARSONSHEADSTO BROADWAY HOMELESSVALEDICTORIN GETSFULL SCHOLARSHIP Just to keep going no matter what and dont let anything keep you down, because you will get put down but you have to get back up, says Rashema Melson in her valedictory speech at Washingtons Anacostia High School. The teen whose father was killed while her mother was pregnant with her, has lived in four states. The past two years she lived in a homeless shelter, but now shes heading to Georgetown on a full scholarship to study medicine. You have options and you decide which one you want to take, and I took education because it takes you for the long run, she said. Its not just a temporary thing or wont just last for five years. Education will take me far. GABBYDOUGLAS GETSWAX IMAGEAmericas golden girl of gymnastics now has her figure on display at Madam Toussouds Museum A RRESTMADEINCABDRIVERKILLING Rohbanni Wilson, 23 years old has been arrested for the murder of Jacksonville cab driver Stuart Carson, 43 years old that occurred on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 550 W. 27th Street in Jacksonville, Florida. He is expected in court soon.

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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 904755-9863. SWEETFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Appreciation: Oh Give Thanks Unto the Lord f or He is Good Sweetfield Missionary Baptist Church, 1365 Harrison Street Jacksonville, Fla. 32206. We would like to invite you out for this great Pastor Appreciation Service, Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 11am and 4pm. Guest Speaker Rev. Quan Glover-Pastor of Young Zion Missionary Baptist Church, St. Mary, Ga. Come and help celebrate with us this great man of God, Dr. Richard R. Russ-Pastor, for he has been very inspirational to the Jacksonville Community and Adjacent County's. For more information, please contact Sis. Nicolla Mack (904) 226-6437. ABYSSINIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH to host a Family, Friends and Community Day Event on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Dr. Eugene W. Diamond, Senior Pastor. This FREE event will be held at 10325 Interstate Center DriveJacksonville, Florida and will be open to the public at 10:00 A.M. This year, Abyssinias efforts will provide visitors from the Duval and surrounding counties an opportunity to enjoy an amazing day of Free Food, Fun and Fellowship in the sun with an array of outdoor activities for the entire family. In addition, this years attendees will also have an opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, visit outside vendors, receive give-a-ways, compete for cash prizes as well as tour Abyssinias New Generation of Excellence State-of-the-Art Youth Center. For additional information about this event or to secure a vendor space, please call us 904.696.1770, email us at abyssiniaevents@abyssinia.org or visit us online at www.abyssinia.org JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Henry Alpheus, 98, died June 15, 2014. BACKEY, Daniel, died June 14, 2014. BARWICK, David, 33, died June 14, 2014. BISHOP, Angela Truett, 43, died June 14, 2014. BONNER, Dorothy M., died June 12, 2014. BURGESS Jesse R., 91, died June 11, 2014. BURTON, James Clayton, 69, died June 16, 2014. BUSH, Timothy, 51, died June 2, 2014. BYERS, Harold Albert, 58, died June 11, 2014. CALLAHAN Dahlsena Levy, died June 7, 2014. CARLEY, Margery W., 86, died June 15, 2014. CARSON Grace L, 73, died June 12, 2014. CHATFIELD, John H, died June 8, 2014. COOK, Fannie Mae, 93, died June 8, 2014. CRAWFORD Lula Mae, 79, died June 10, 2014. DAVIS Corine, died June 14, 2014. DAVIS Eureka Olds, 87, died June 6, 2014. DONN, Norma Jean, 62, died June 12, 2014. DOWDY, Connie L ynette, died June 10, 2014. FAIRCLOTH, Claude Henry, Jr., diedJune 12, 2014. FORTIN, Arthur G., 84, died June 13, 2014. GARVISH, Anne F., 99, died June 17, 2014. GREEN, Osecola, 99, died June 7, 2014. GUYTON, Maggie, died June 12, 2014. HAMILTON, Willie L., died June 14, 2014. HAMMON, John William, 50, died June 8, 2014. HAYES, Renee, died June 11, 2014. HELMS, Baby Boy Jacoby Logan, 3 months old, died June 11, 2014. HENDERSON Jeffrey Scott, 18, died June 14, 2014. HICKS, Charles Edwin, 77, died June 12, 2014. HICKS, Ronnie, died June 7, 2014. HOBDY, Robert Malcom, 56, died June 11, 2014. HOLLAND, Earlene, Kenneth Wayne, 62, died June 11, 2014. HUITT, Dellamae, 91, died June 9, 2014. HUNT, Phyllis, died June 8, 2014. ISZARD, Frederick Byron, 58, died June 5, 2014. JACKSON, Florence Alfreda, 61, died June 16, 2014. JEWETT, Paul W., 78, died June 10, 2014. JOHNS, Jacob Keith, 32, died June 14, 2014. JONES, Rena L, 101, died June 17, 2014. JOHNSON, Milton, Jr., 91, died June 6, 2014. JOHNSON, Thelma E., died June 12, 2014. JONSSON Anne Irving, died June 13, 2014. LOCKLEY, Wallace, 63, died June 15, 2014. MALONE, Mildred Hall, 96, died June 15, 2014. McEWAN, James A., 81, died June 16, 2014. MOORE, Janet Marie, 80, died June 10, 2014. NICHOLSON, Alfred, died June 15, 2014. NOLAN, Richard Hugh Dick, 85, died June 14, 2014. POLLARD, Brenda Joyce, died June 10, 2014. ROBINSON, Richard Lorenzo, Jr ., died June 11, 2014. SINGLETON, Bernard David, 79, died June 12, 2014. SOLES, Mary Alice Turner, 79, died June 16, 2014. STEPHENS Charles B., died June 9, 2014. STRICKLAND Nettie Jean, 72, died June 16, 2014. TAFT, Lovely Denise, died June 10, 2014. THOMAS, Jimmie Lee, died 86, died June 8, 2014. THOMAS, Teresa, died June 14, 2014. WALKER, Reita Mae Alexander, 85, died June 11, 2014. WATERS, Earl, 77, died June 15, 2014. WILDER, Sheila Lynn Mobley, 46, died June 12, 2014. WILLIAMS, Dea. Arnold R., died June 15, 2014. WILLIAMS, Keeno L., 28, died June 9, 2014. WILSON, Muriel Mercedes Boyette, 90, died June 16, 2014. ~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS MACK, Sharon, died June 14, 2014. THOMAS, Sheila, 58, died June 15, 2014. WETHERN, Yvonne Marie, died June 16, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPage 2 THE STAR June 21, 2014 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com 281 East 44th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32208 UnityMissionaryBaptist@aol.com Funeral Services, Wakes, Repass, Weddings, and Banquets Available For more information, please contact Mrs. Homes at: (904) 402-2816 or (904) 444-9143 ONE ACCORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL2971 Waller Street, Jacksonville, FL(904) 389-7373Bishop, Dr. Jan D. Goodman, Sr. PastorSunday School . . . . . . . . . Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE OUTREACH CENTER 5640 Timaquana Rd. Ste 6 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Dr. Beatrice House Apostle/Consultant/MentorMaking A Difference, One At A Time Services : Sunday... 10:00am Tuesday 7:00pm Prayer Ministry : 2nd Saturday.....10:30am Leadership Training : 3rd Tuesday.7:00pm For more information call: 904.778.7651 ~ ALL ARE WELCOME ~ Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... Almighty God,Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love, through Jesus Christ our LORD.

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June 21, 2014 THESTAR PAGE 3 YOUTHs PAGE SUMMER BREAKSPOT PROGRAM WILL FEED THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN THIS SUMMER190 sites to serve free meals to Duval County children JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 6, 2014 By talk, text, app or web, Jacksonville families have more ways than ever to find free healthy meals for their children this summer now that school is no longer in session. The Summer BreakSpot program will kick off on Monday, June 9 and begin offering free and nutritious meals for children 18 and under at 190 sites throughout Jacksonville. The program will operate Monday through Friday until August 8. Feeding sites include summer camps, churches, parks, community centers, one hospital, swimming pools, non-public schools and 13 public library locations. Children do not need to be enrolled in the camp or program to receive a meal, they just need to show up during serving time. This year, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is modernizing access by allowing families to locate nearby meal sites through multiple platforms: Dial 2-1-1 Text FoodFL to 877-877 Download the Nutrislice smartphone app Visit www.SummerFoodFlorida.org Visit www.jaxkids.net The Summer BreakSpot program is so important for the health and well-being of Jacksonvilles children, said Mayor Alvin Brown. With school out for the summer, many kids who rely on free and reduced-price school meals are at risk of hunger or poor nutrition. We want to make sure all children in Jacksonville have access this summer to the nutritious food they need to stay healthy. Last summer, more than 209,000 snacks and 250,000 lunches were served to 11,000 children, or 19% of Duval countys children in need. This percentage of the Childrens Commissions service is higher than the state average. With the need to reach more children, alternative funding sources were sought and secured by way of a grant from the Florida Impact/No Kid Hungry campaign. The grant will support the implementation of a new Mobile Unit that will provide meals to underserved areas of the community this summer. Summer BreakSpot is part of the national Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered in Florida by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Applications are still being accepted from nonprofit organizations interested in becoming meal serving sites this summer. For site requirements, additional details, or to download an application, go to www.jaxkids.net. About the Jacksonville Childrens Commission: The Jacksonville Childrens Commission was created in 1994, to serve as the central focus for the evaluation, planning and distribution of the citys funds for children. The Commission works to ensure all children in Jacksonville are safe, healthy and educated. By investing in research-based prevention and early intervention programs, children grow and develop during out-of-school time; children enter kindergarten prepared to learn; children have stable and nurturing families; and children get early intervention and specialized services when they need it. For more information, visit www.jaxkids.net .Gov. Scott Signs Legislation to Help Children in Foster Care Obtain Automobile Insurance and Drivers LicenseTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Today, Governor Rick Scott announced he has signed House Bill 977 that will enable foster children who are at least 16 years of age to obtain automobile insurance and a drivers license through state support. This legislation is an extension of the Normalcy Bill Governor Scott signed in 2013, which reduced rules and regulations that limited the activities of children in foster care and allowed foster parents to give foster children permission to do daily, age appropriate, activities. Governor Scott said, Learning to drive is an important rite of passage for young adults and I am proud to have signed this legislation that helps Floridas teens who are in foster care be able to get a drivers license. Being in foster care should not restrict the abilities and experiences of our next generation. This legislation extends our efforts from last year and will help foster children thrive. House Bill 977 creates a three-year pilot program at the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to pay the cost of driver education, licensure, and motor vehicle insurance for young adults in foster care so they can have the same opportunity as children who are not in foster care. Both current statute and administrative code support the efforts of teens in foster care to engage in age-appropriate activities. DCF rules specifically require communityb ased lead agency service providers to support foster care teens that have demonstrated the appropriate level of maturity in their efforts to learn to drive, to obtain a learners p ermit or drivers license, and to assist in obtaining automobile insurance for those children that are allowed to drive. Senator Nancy Detert, Senate bill sponsor, said, I thank Governor Scott for signing the bill that will help foster care kids obtain drivers licenses. We found that only 2 percent of the kids leaving our care had a drivers license due to the fact that they do not have a parent to put them on their insurance. I first filed this bill 15 years ago in the House but it didn't get done. But now, with the Governors signature, foster care kids will have the tools they need to craft a better life for themselves. We cannot underestimate the importance of this legislation in the lives of foster care kids. Representative Ben Albritton, House bill sponsor, said, It was an honor to sponsor our Keys to Independence bill this year. We want our foster kids to know that we care about them and are fighting for them. I look forward to Governor Scott signing this great bill and watching the number of foster kids that are driving skyrocket. In signing this bill our Governor is saying to our foster kids and reinforcing the fact thatWE CARE DEEPLY ABOUT YOU! Representative Matt Hudson said, Governor Scott increased the opportunity for youth in the foster care system to obtain drivers education courses and vehicle insurance through signing this bill. These changes will lead to a brighter future for foster children in the state of Florida. Representative Matt Gaetz said, It is imperative that our youth in the foster care system develop the skills and have the resources to become independent. I commend Governor Scott for signing this legislation today because it helps them do just that. Representative Bill Hager said, Todays youth are tomorrows leaders and I stand with Governor Scott as he supports children who are in foster care. The Governors commitment to bettering the lives of Floridas children is commendable.LIBRARY FOUNDATION GAINS BROAD COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR PILOT PROGRAM Study Will Collect Data on Ability of Library Reading Programs to Improve Reading Skills for Young Students Who Fall Behind During Summer BreakJACKSONVILLE, FL (June 12, 2014) When children think of a summer slide they envision a water park but teachers know it also means a critical loss of educational skills during the break. Students reading below grade level slide further still and The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation wants to change thatmeasurably. The Foundation knows library summer reading programs help but we want to know how much, explained Suzanne Hudson-Smith, Executive Director of the Library Foundation. That is why the Foundation is funding the Level-Up Challenge, Jacksonvilles first data-driven program to measure youth reading improvement during the summer. The Foundation is collaborating with seven local organizations, (Brown Eastside Branch Library, Matthew Gilbert Middle School, Communities in Schools, Brentwood Branch Library, The Bridge of Northeast Florida, United Ways Achievers for Life and the Duval County Public Schools) and plans to share outcomes of the Summer Reading Program an d reading level changes to see if Level-Up should be expanded. The Libraries are perfectly poised to provide programming during academic breaks that will keep students in Duval County engaged and progressing in their reading levels, stated Hudson-Smith. The Foundation is not the only partner thinking of growing the program if it meets expectations. Improving literacy in our youngest students needs to be a community-wide effort and I am encouraged that by partnering with the Library Foundation, DCPS will obtain data to show just how vital our city-wide Library system is to building early literacy, said Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools. The Level-Up Challenge will focus on 1st 3rd graders from the Bridges summe r camp and on rising 7th graders from Matthew Gilberts summer camp. These students will take the Level-Up Challenge, working closely during the summer with their Coaches to improve reading skills. Maintaining their reading level or hopefully moving up a level will keep learning on track and boost confidence in these kids when they return to school, said Hudson-Smith. The Level-Up Challenge kicks-off with a June 16 celebration when youth participants will receive books, t-shirts and meet their coaches. The summer reading theme is STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and topics range from bugs and electronic toys to astronomy and genetics with more than 200 book titles to choose from. The gamechangers as the participants will be known, will receive approximately 24 hours of individual instruction by August 1 and their achievements will be rewarded with tickets an d technology. Children have already been selected for the pilot program but there are more than 400 opportunities for children throughout the community to participate in the Library summer reading program. Activities vary by branch location and kids of all ages are welcome to find books that spark their imagination and keep their reading switches flipped on all summer. The Level-Up Challenge is presented by Jacksonville Public Library Foundation with support from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Wells Fargo, Dollar General, The Chartrand Family Foundation, The Hicks Charitable Fund and the Jacksonville Public Library. For more information, visit www.jplfoundation.org.

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This week The Florida/Georgia Stars Charlie Hoss Singleton He Treats Your Daughter Mean sold 1514 Addresses 1817 and 1823 Louisiana Street  of these homes that Brookins built in the 1930s for families of Rev. and Mrs. Dykes  Brookins of Mr. and Mrs. John T. and Mary Lewis Betsch.PAGE 4 THE STAR JUNE 21, 2014 Story by MARs S HA DEAN PHELTs S The Florida/Georgia Star Looking Back on Sugar Hill 1914-1964 Marsha Dean Phelts Final Series Revelers Band organized by Charlie Hoss Singleton Standing left to right William Harper, G. Wright, Willie Green and Herman Hawkins. Seated are  name not remembered J, Willie Smith and Charlie Hoss Singleton. Charlie Hoss Singleton wrote over 2000 songs.  Strangers in the Night, a classic has brought him six Grammy Awards.  His songs continue produc ing rewarding royalties. Story continues on page 5Standing in front of the Hollywood Mu sic Store, song writer and entertain ment guru, Charlie Hoss Singleton, began producing shows while a stu dent at Stanton High School  since the early 1930s. Shirley Riveras father, Manuel Rivera, purchased this home at  1817 Louisi ana Street from the Betsch family for Shirleys Grandmother Rosa. Master Builder and architect, Sanford Augustus Brookins

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Singleton received BMI Awards for six million broadcast performances of Strangers in the Night as well as 5 million broadcast performances for Spanish Eyes and many other million performances of his lyrics and arrangements. Other groups and singers in the 1950s and until his death in 1985 that recorded Singletons lyrics into stardom include Sam and Dave, The Five Keys, Nat King Cole, Ivory Joe Hunter, Pat Boone, Bert Kampfert, Ella Fitzgerald, Neil Carter, Jimmy Rick, Neil Diamond, Little Willie John, Big Maybell, and a slew of other recording artists. In the time, Charlie Hoss Singleton became a millionaire. From the bottom of Sugar Hill, Charlie Hoss Singleton has carved and copyrighted his name in a perpetual hall of fame as an author of over 2000 songs. Rappers today continue to use lyrics that Charlie Hoss, wrote over a half century ago. Warner Singleton, the only child of Charlie Hoss is a retired international chemist, like his father, Warner also became a musician. Warner along with his wife Sylvia Skinner Singleton and their two daughters, Pamela Singleton and Yvonne Singleton-Cain are active supporters of the Durkeeville Historical Society. The Singletons granddaughters, Malaika Singleton-Towns, a freshman at Hampton University and Gabrielle Singleton contribute to the Museums at the Ritz and Durkeeville as well. Much like Joseph H. Blodgett, Sanford Augustus Brookins was an acclaimed builder and architect. Mr. Brookins came to Jacksonville from Savanna, Georgia in 1904 during a period of rebuilding after the Great Fire left 45-acres in the city in ruins. Brookins said he found the harvest ripe, but workmen were few in comparison to the work. The contractors were looking for skilled workmen, and gram. I soon became well known, and there was a great demand for my service. Within a very short time, I was put in charge as foreman, and many times had white workmen under my supervision as well as colored. In the fall of 1920 Brookins designed and constructed a stately home for his family around 1920 in Sugar Hill. In 1949, Brookins gave an appraised value of his home at 601 W. 8th Street to be worth $20,000. During his construction career which began shortly after the Great Fire in Jacksonville in 1901 until his retirement in 1942, Brookins designed and built frame houses in the city. Brookins built well over 500 residences, hotels and other business facilities. He also created many of the beautiful masonry homes in the Riverside area and Many of Brookins beautiful homes can still be found throughout the city in Durkee Gardens, Riverside and on Amelia Island in American Beach. Brookins and his wife, Leola Calloway Brookins had three children, Dykes, Melba and Daisy. While they were in high school in the early 1930s, he bought his children new automobiles. In 1949, Brookins wrote that he had bought 10 cars and four trucks. After each child graduated from college and married, he built them homes as wedding gifts. In the 1930s, Mr. Brookins built a home at 1823 Louisiana Street for his son and daughter-in-law, Dykes A. and Leila H. Brookins. Dykes was the assistant pastor at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. Next door to his sons home Brookins built a home at 1817 Louisiana Street for the young family of John T. and Mary Lewis Betsch. Three generations and four families of A. L. Lewiss descendants owned homes in Sugar Hill. A. L. Lewis, one of seven founders of the Afro American Life Insurance Company became president of the Company in 1920. Looking Back on Sugar Hill from 1914 -1964, has given readers a snapshot of some of the beautiful people and places in an enclave created and developed by real estate developer and builders such as Joseph H. Blodgett (1858-1934) and Sanford Augustus Brookins (1877-1968). Both young men came to Jacksonville penniless and through sheer determination, hope and faith in God built a place in the city where they would make a way out of no way for their families and their people much like Samuel Taylor Coleridges Kubla Khau In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree : Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. And here were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incensebearing tree; And here were forests ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery. Xanadu These brief vignettes in The Florida/ Georgia Star on Sugar Hill in no way tell the full story of Sugar Hill input from our readers is welcomed. If you wish to contribute anything towards Looking Back On Sugar Hill from 1914-1964 please contact Marsha Dean Phelts at marshaphelts@aol.com or phone 904-2610175. PAGE 5 THE STAR JUNE 21, 2014 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_WK9.indd 1 4/16/14 12:43:19 PM This all brick two-story home Brookins built in 1939 for Afro Executive, Theodore and his glamorous socialite wife and librarian, Elizabeth Liz Redding of Jacksonville remains an architectural testament to Brookins mastery in design and building. Wedding of Rev. and Mrs. Dykes (Leila) Brookins.Story continued from page 4 This two-story American Beach oceanfront vacation home that Brookins designed and constructed for his Sugar Hill neighbors Julius and Annie Averys family in 1946 was made from the concrete blocks manufactured at Mr. Averys concrete factory. The rose colored pine plank for the interior was hauled in from Mrs. Averys familys timber farm across the state line near Brunswick, Georgia. Purchase cost of this ocean view lot and construction of home as the Brookins and Averys in Sugar Hill is only the 2nd family to own this home. Looking Back on Sugar Hill 1914-1964 Marsha Dean Phelts MASTER BUILDER, Warner Singleton, the only child of Charlie Hoss Singleton, in concert performing signature pieces from his fathers repertoire.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR JUNE 21, 2014 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: Diamond House Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 6/11/14 Name: Omyry Hickson Age: 12 Weight: 100 lbs Last seen: 5/26/14 Name: Tamyre Williams Age: 16 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 5/29/14 Name: Darren Webster Age: 18 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 5/10/14MOSTWANTED Name: Karron J. Black Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: James Javon Blakey Offense: Grand Theft, Fraud use of Personal ID Name: Lorenzo C. Brown Offense: Armed Robbery Domestic Violence Its not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive. In fact, many abusive partners may seem absolutely perfect in the early stages of a relationship. Possessive and controlling behaviors dont always appear overnight, but rather emerge and intensify as the relationship grows. Domestic violence doesnt look the same in every relationship because every relationship is different. But one thing most abusive relationships have in common is that the abusive partner does many different kinds of things to have more power and control over their partners. If youre beginning to feel as if your partner or a loved ones partner is becoming abusive, there are a few behaviors that you can look out for. Watch out for these red flags: Telling you that you can never do anything right Showing jealousy of your friends and time spent away Keeping you or discouraging you from seeing friends or family members Embarrassing or shaming you with put-downs Controlling every penny spent in the household Taking your money or refusing to give you money for expenses Looking at you or acting in ways that scare you Controlling who you see, where you go, or what you do Preventing you from making your own decisions Telling you that you are a bad parent or threatening to harm or take away your children Preventing you from working or attending school Destroying your property or threatening to hurt or kill your pets Intimidating you with guns, knives or other weapons Pressuring you to have sex when you dont want to or do things sexually youre not comfortable with Pressuring you to use drugs or alcohol If you are being abused, consider following these safety plan tips During an argument, or if you feel tension building, avoid areas in your home where weapons might be available the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or workshops. If there are weapons in your household such as firearms lock them up! Know where there is a safe exit from your home a window, elevator or stairwell. Discuss the situation with a trusted neighbor if you can. Ask them to call 911 if they hear a disturbance. Find a code word to use with them if you need the police. Always keep a packed bag ready. Know where you would go to be safe if you have to leave, even if you don't really think you need to. Remember that no one ever deserves to be abused. It is not your fault! And remember always call the police f you are concerned for your safety! Safety Shooting Suspect Sought At 10:24 p.m. police were dispatched to a gas station in reference to a person shot. Investigation revealed a vehicle full of friends were approached by a man who asked for a cigarette. The male suspect then demanded money and their car. All of the victims friends fled into the business. The suspect attempted to reach into the victims pocket and take his wallet. A struggle ensued and the suspect pushed the victim into the drivers seat of the vehicle, removed a handgun from his waistband, and shot the victim in the shoulder through the car window. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was wearing a white tank top. The male in the red shirt fled the scene with the suspect. Anyone who has any information about the identity or location of this armed robbery 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. Two Driving Around Neighborhood Offering Yard Work Found with Illegal Items Two were arrested for asking residents if they needed yard work, but instead they were caught with items that landed them in jail. Police say an alert citizen quickly reported a suspicious incident, which helped officers to respond and catch two suspects from possibly burglarizing homes. Police received a 911 call from a resident in regards to a suspicious incident. The caller advised that a silver vehicle pulled in and parked in her driveway. The driver exited from the vehicle and proceeded to knock on her front door. She asked the subject what he wanted through the door and the subject asked her if she needed any yard work done. She declined the offer and the subject got back into the vehicle and proceeded to drive down further into the neighborhood. The resident then called 911 to report this incident and a few minutes later, she observed the suspect vehicle speeding past her house and heading out of the neighborhood. Shortly after the 911 call was placed, officers made contact with the occupants of the silver vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle told the officers they were asking residents if they needed lawn work done. However, neither were dressed to be doing lawn maintenance work nor was there any equipment in the vehicle to match the explanation they gave. After searching the vehicle, cocaine, marijuana, a handgun, and latex gloves were found. The driver, 19-year-old Jordan Gray, had an active warrant for occupied residential burglary and will be charged for driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of burglary tools with intent to use, and possession of cocaine. The passenger, 19-year-old Lemonty Thompkins-Wilson, was also arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools with intent to use. Homicide Suspect Arrested A man connected to a murder that occurred on March 10, 2014 finally has been arrested. On March 10, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m., police responded to an address in reference to a homicide. Upon arrival, officers located the body of 23-year-old Carlton Parhm. Parhm was the victim of a gunshot wound. The investigation revealed on March 10, 2014, Parhm and four friends drove over thirty miles to meet with another individual. During the meeting, an argument began and Parhm and the individuals got back into a car to avoid a confrontation. As the vehicle turned, a gunshot shattered the front passenger front window, striking and killing Parhm. During the investigation, detectives developed probable cause for the arrest of 19-year-old Shaquan D. Leverett. Leverett has been charged with murder. According to records, Leverett has previously been charged with vehicle theft and possession of a firearm by a felon. The investigation is still ongoing. Unknown Driver Tosses Marijuana to Prisoner in Work Camp Parell Seay was assigned to a work camp when he was working one morning and unknown person driving a black Dodge Charger drove by the work crew and tossed a packet containing 1 gram of marijuana beside the road. An officer was dispatched to the scene. He and a state Corrections Officer approached Seay and ordered him to turn and face a nearby fence. As he did so, he reached into his pocket and took something out of his pocket. Seay was restrained who apparently was trying to toss the item away. Instead, it hit the first officer. The item was field-tested, and it tested positive for 1 gram of marijuana. Seay said he didn't know who tossed the drugs but said, "It's a D.O.C. thing," meaning that someone who had been in custody before tossed the item to someone already currently in custody. He admitted he was going to bring the contraband back to his confinement facility. Seay was charged with felonies of resisting an officer with violence, evidence tampering, and smuggling contraband, and the misdemeanor of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Jordan Gray Lemonty Thompkins-Wilson Shaquan Leverett Parell Seay On the Lookout!

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JUNE 21, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 12 With Your Host Clara McLaughlin THE FLORIDA STAR THE GEORGIA STAR AMERICAN BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOC. INC. AUGUST 2014 JAZZ SERIES FEATURING SMOOTH JAZZ SAXOPHONIST PIERRE KENDRICK (pmkendrick.com) SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 AT BURNEY PAR K @ HISTORIC AMERICAN BEACH 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM VENDOR: AMERICAN BEACH MS. DEES CATERING BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS AND COME OUT HUNGRY AND READY TO HAVE SOME FUN.READY TO WOBBLE WOBBLE OR BLURRED LINES? donations accepted for future jazz series Spons o red by: Abpoa (american beach property owners assoc. inc.) AMERBEACHEVENTS@AOL.COM

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JUNE 21, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida LOCAL alottery.com Must be 18 or older to play. Play responsibly. 2014 Florida Lottery With an education, Florida students can reach for the stars. Its why weve contributed over $26 billion to education over the last 25 years, and awarded over 650,000 Bright Futures Scholarships to date. We dont just believe in the future of our state. Were investing in it. Visit alottery.com/education.do to learn more about our commitment to education. Floridas future is only as bright as theirs. Gainesville, FL City of Starke Mayor Carolyn Spooner has been elected Chair of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Mayor Spooner has served on the Council since 2006, representing the City of Starke. The Council, in partnership with economic development organizations and local governments, promotes regional strategies, partnerships and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life of the 11 counties and 33 incorporated municipalities in the north central portion of Florida. The Council, whose members and gubernatorial appointees, administers a variety of state and federal programs for north central Florida including Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union Counties. Some of the programs include the development of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the Strategic Regional Policy Plan, technical assistance to local governments in the development of comprehensive plans, land development regulations and grant management, and administration of developments of regional impact, local mitigation strategies, hazardous materials, homeland security and economic development programs. In addition, the Council staffs the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization for the Gainesville Urbanized Area, the North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee, the North Central Florida Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team and The Original Florida Tourism Task Force. Spooner has been very active in the organization. She has previously served as Vice-Chair of the Council and Chair of the Program Committee. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for four terms.North Central Florida Regional Planning Council Elects Chair Mayor Alvin Brown & Congresswoman Corrine Brown Job Fair 2014Monday, June 16 Prime Osborn III Convention Center Ken Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor Military Affairs City of Jacksonville, Raaliyah Lynch, Cecil Willams, and Rhianna Salters The Florida and Georgia Star, Kimberly Daniels, Councilwoman, At Large, Group 1, Andrea Hagans The Florida and Georgia Star, Reginald L. Brown City Council Member District 10, Dorothy Hughes and Frank Powell with The Florida and Georgia Star newspapers. Mayor Carolyn Spooner, City of Starke, Chair of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Mayor Alvin Brown and Congresswoman Corrine Brown at the Job and Resource Fair, Monday, June 16. Congresswoman, Corrine Brown stop by The Florida/Georgia Star booth at the Job and Resource Fair. Cecil Willams, with The Florida/ Georgia Star newspapers talk to a group at the Job and Resource Fair. Local business owner displays all her talents in Miss Corporate America ContestJacksonville, Fla. Realtor F. Dennelle Robinson has been selected to represent her hometown of Jacksonville, Fl. in the 2015 Mrs. Corporate America Pageant in Orlando, Fl. This unique pageant is designed to increase awareness of the participants and their charitable platforms, from around the country in their efforts to be successful, business professionals. These mentors, mothers, and minimoguls have much to offer in the boardroom and to their community. Robinson was selected from a number of self-entries to represent Jacksonville in this competition. As part of the competition, during the pageant season Robinson will make dozens of public appearances in and around our community as Mrs. Jacksonville, Fl. promoting the pageant and her platform of empowering women. Robinson is ranked as one of Watson Realty Corporations Top Listing Agents, and has received accolades for her real estate workshops, including the sellers workshop entitled Ready, Set, SOLD! F. Dennelle Robinson

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PAGE THESTAR JUNE 21. 2014Zion Convention Set For This Weekend in Brunswick Sister Bernice Grant and Family The 44th Zion Sunday School and Baptist Training Union Christian Educational Congress will be held June 24 27, 2014. The Star would like to share memorable Zion Highlights of the past year 2013 -2014. An Evening of Excellence Honoring Moderator Emeritus Rev. Dr. Eddie L. Hart and President Emeritus Sister Bernice J. Grant. Rev. Dr. E. L. Hart Retired and Rev. Herman Scott were installed as Moderator. Rev. Dr. Sinclaire Thorne delivered the installation message. First Annual "EXPRESSIONS OF WORSHIP SHOWCASE" featuring Southeast Georgia's Anointed Praise Dancers and Step/Drill Teams. PHOTOS:ANGELA FAVORS-MORRELLDeacon Greg Lattany, Mayor Cornell L. Harvey, Dr. E.L. Hart and Mayor Kenneth E. Smith The Campbell Family Dr. E.L. and Sister Pearl Hart and Family Rev. Craig Campbell and Zion Baptist Church; Bethel Baptist Church "Ridge" Praise Dance Ministry; Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Praise Dance MinistryPastor and Sister Dr. Hermon Scott (RIGHT). Holy Band of Inspiration Praise Dance Ministry LOCALNEWS

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PAGE 9 THE STAR JUNE 21, 2014 SPORTS ATLANTA Angel McCoughtry matched her season high with 27 points, scoring 18 points in the second half in the Atlanta Dreams 83-73 comeback victory over the Washington Mystics on Wednesday. and keyed a 14-0 fourth-quarter run with six points and three rebounds to help the Eastern Conferenceleading Dream (8-3) run their winning streak to quarters. Washington, the least effective 3-point shooting team in the league, went 7 of 10 from long range en route to a 39-34 halftime lead. But the Mystics went cold for nearly 6 minutes in the fourth quarter under stiffer defensive pressure, and the Dream took advantage. We (made) them stop shooting, got in their faces, McCoughtry said. We would rather let them have 2s than 3s, so that kind of helped us. Atlanta held Washington to 1-of-7 shooting from 3-point range in the second half. I think our defense just stepped up a little bit; we started getting up on the shooters, Dream coach Michael Cooper said. We changed our pick-and-roll (defense) from one to another, and it really helped. Tiffany Hayes added 11 points for Atlanta, and Erika de Souza had 10 points and eight rebounds. Rookie point guard Bria Hartley led Washington with 16 points, and Emma Meesseman added 15. Mystics rookie Stefanie Dolson, who scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes, pushed the lead to 66-63 on a runner with 7:37 left. But the visitors went scoreless over the next 5:49. McCoughtrys 11-foot fadeaway jumper from the left baseline with 6:39 left gave Atlanta the lead for good, 67-66. Washington went 3 for 4 at the free-throw line, while Atlanta was 20 for 23, including 7 of 7 by McCoughtry. When the free-throw difference is 23-4, its hard to make up for it, said Washington coach ... they upped the aggression with the pressure, and we did a bad job responding.McCoughtry scores big, Dream beat Mystics in WNBA JACKSONVILLE The Jacksonville Jaguars are proud to continue delivering fan-centric initiatives by hosting their annual Jaguars Caravan. The public is encouraged to come out and get ready for the season with current Jaguars players, ROAR cheerleaders and Jaxson de Ville. Pride of the Jaguars honoree and College Football Hall of Fame inductee Tony Boselli will emcee these family-friendly events. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in these free rallies, featuring autograph signings, photo-ops, giveaways and prizes. At each stop, the travelling RV will arrive amid a rally-like atmosphere with music, food and interactive games. One of our goals is to provide an unrivaled fan experience, unlike anything offered elsewhere in sports, said Jaguars President Mark Lamping. In ve locations across Northeast and Central Florida, as well as Southeast Georgia, football fans can take part in the growing excitement and energy for the upcoming 2014 season. The team will stop in Brunswick, Georgia on June 26 at the Glynn Place Mall, 219 Mall Blvd., Brunswick from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MIAMI LeBron James is leaving. For a family vacation, that is. order of business, and during the time away from basketball hell start the process of moving past this season and looking toward the future. I just want to win. Thats all that matters to me, James said Tuesday, June 17 ing, one where coach Erik Spoelstra urged his team take plenty of pride from the season, even though the end result was an NBA Finals loss to San Antonio. I havent even begun to even think about what my future holds or what I have in store. I will sit down with my team at some point, my family as If my family is happy, then Im happy and able to perform at a high level. If so, then theyve been happy during been to the NBA Finals all four seasons in which hes played for the Heat, capturing two championships, and no one in the league over that span has logged more more games than the four-time MVP. And now he could leave. James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can all become free agents, though none have made decisions on whether theyll opt out. They came together amid much fanfare in 2010, and this summer might be similar in many ways for that trio, the Heat and the NBA as a whole with all eyes on what theyll do. Agel McCoughtry with the Atlanta Deam team. LeBron James James says vacation rst, then decision on future

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Announcements Page 10 THESTAR June 21, 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 Distribution & Sales : Cassie Williams, David Scott, Eddie LismoreTEL: (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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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 FOUR BANDS TO COMPETE IN THE 9TH ANNUAL TEEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS Last Years Winning Band to Perform After Competition. The Jacksonville Public Library invites the public to watch four local teen bands compete in the 9th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands on Saturday, June 21 at 1 p.m. in the Conference Center Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 303 Laura Street N. Last years winning band, Palm Trees & Power Lines, will treat the audience to an encore performance at the end of the competition, featuring Josh Cravey, Casey Johnson, Kyle Bailey and Shafer Tasso. This years lineup includes the William LaVant Band, The Country Girls, The Well Beings and GFM. Staff from the Main Librarys Teen Department will emcee the event with judges from sponsors GreenTeam Media and Guitars United, as well as two guest teen judges. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, including a $350 studio experience and demo CD single from Sunburst Studios, a $250 studio experience and demo CD single from Greenteam Media, a $100 gift card from Guitar Center and a $50 gift card from Guitars United. GO SKATE DAY Grab you board and best buds for the Kona School and Knoa Skateparks third-annual celebration of skating, featuring ramps, contests, a Stake Parade, competitions and a Family Skate Zone with free lessons. June 21, 12-9pm at the Hemming Plaza. WILD WATERS AT SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK opens for Summer. The park has opened the Wave Pool, Cool Kids Cove and Tad Pool. The water slides are not yet in operation. Food and beverages are available for purchase from Silver Springs Management, LLC, which operates the park. Alcoholic beverages are limited to designated areas only. Park Hours are Now Aug. 17, weekdays and Sunday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Addmission: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.Season Passes available. Contact the park at (352) 236-7148 for more information. ACE YOUTH SUMMIT Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc., ACE (Adolescents Choosing Excellence) Youth Summit, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Zoo, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, Florida 32218. The Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc., Victory 1360 AM WGCL, AT&T, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Senator Audrey Gibson, Representative Mia Jones, Councilwoman E. Denise Lee and community partners would like to invite youth 13-18 years of age to the ACE Youth Summit. ACE stands for Adolescents Choosing Excellence and our goals are to increase lifelong physical activity, increase lifelong healthy eating, decrease total screen time, increase abstinence, decrease alcohol and tobacco consumption, and create youth ambassadors for healthy lifestyles. At the annual symposium, youth will take part in FUN activities about the importance o f healthy eating and regular physical activity. We encourage all youth between the ages of 13 and 18 to come out and join us on Tuesday June 24th at the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden. Admission is free to the first 700 to register and $15 for adults (there must be one adult chaperone per 10 youth) and other admissions to the zoo. Pre-registrants will receive a free lunch, workshops, safari hunt, fingerprint identification and more! Enter the team competition for prizes (nutrition or physical activity relatedincluding dance, step, etc). To register your group or team and for additional information, please contact Dr. Helen Jackson at (904) 635-5191 or at email womenofcolorcf@comcast.net. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2730 W. Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32209, 904 -765-4219, Rev. James Wiggins Jr, Pastor. is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Community Day and Health Fair on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:30am-2pm. Over twenty plus health organizations have signed up to participate. Prior to the Health Fair, we will have a Health Walk supported by the YMCA. The walk will go from St. Paul to US1 and back. The Health walk will begin at 8:15am. Tailgate for Jesus Outdoor Worship and Community Cookout, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. Informal Worship and Praise Service / Special Music / Entertainment / Games / Inflatables,Dunking Tank / Bake-Off / Cook-Off / Free BBQ Dinner / Elevated Stage / Tents / RVers. June 23 27, 2014 Vacation Bible School-5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Ages 3 years Adults. Bible Lessons / Crafts / Music and Fine Arts / Supper / Fellowship. Pre-registration Encouraged / Transportation Available (765-4219) VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Vacation Bible School will be held at Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church Monday through Friday, June 23-27, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. nightly. There will be classes for children and adults and snacks will be provided. On Saturday, June 28, 2014 a carnival will be held on the grounds beginning at 10:00 a.m. The church is located at 2407 Rev. S. L. Badger Jr. Circle. Rev. Dr. Herb Anderson is the pastor. For additional information, you may contact church at 356-9371. 2014 JAZZ SERIES featuring Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Pierre Kendrick (pmkendrick.com) Saturday, August 2, at Burney Park Historic American Beach, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Vendor: American Beach Ms. Dees Catering. Bring your lawn chairs and come out hungry and ready to have some fun...READY TO WOBBLE WOBBLE OR BLURRED LINES? Donations accepted for future jazz series. Sponsored by: Abpoa (american beach property owners assoc. inc.) AMERBEACHEVENTS@AOL.COM THE 9th ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MUSICAL, JULY 25 & AUGUST 1 at 8PM, AUGUST 3rd at 2PM at the WILSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 11901 BEACH BLVD. FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase and The Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts are proud to present the 9th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience! This program provides theatre opportunities to 7th-12th graders in the First Coast area and allows them to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local and regional theatre professionals. This year, participants will perform FAME THE MUSICAL on July 25-26 and August 1-2 at 8PM and August 3 at 2PM for five performances only at the Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonvilles South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd). More than 80 student performers and technicians are training with professional theatre artists in preparation for the production of FAME THE MUSICAL. The performance schedule for FAME THE MUSICAL is: Friday, July 25th at 8:00P; Saturday, July 26th at 8:00PM; Friday, August 1st at 8:00PM Saturday, August 2nd at 8:00PM; Sunday, August 3rd at 2:00PM Tickets for FAME THE MUSICAL cost: $25 for Reserved Seating $20 for seniors (60+), Military (with valid ID), and non-FSCJ students $15 for Florida State College at Jacksonville students and employees (with valid ID) For tickets to FAME THE MUSICAL, call the Wilson Center for the Arts Box Office at (904) 646-2222 or the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at (904) 442-2929. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.artistseries jax.org Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 4422947 or emailing groupsales@fscj.edu. FAME THE MUSICAL contains language that may not be suitable for children under 13. Contact Sarah Roy at saroy@fscj.edu or (904) 442-2933 for show materials and interview opportunities for SMTEs production of FAME THE MUSICAL. INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (FCWD) (DBA CareerSource Northeast Florida), will release an Invitation-to-Negotiate on Monday, June 23, 2014 for Hosted VOIP Telecommunication Solution & Services to be performed September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 with an annual option to renew through June 30, 2019. A copy of the request will be available beginning Monday, June 23, 2014 at http://www.careersourcenefl.com/partner_vendor/request_for_proposals.aspx or at 1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 250, Fleming Island, FL 32003. For additional information contact: D. Nevison 904/213-3800, x2010. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT 11:00 AM (EST) July 14, 2014. PUBLIC NOTICE

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Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com ad@thefloridastar.com Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered 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 Rapper Eve Weds in SpainMALIAOBAMA WORKS WITHHALLEBERRY FOR FIRSTJOBMISSINGCHILDREN Police are trying to find two women who observed a potential kidnapping in the Gateway Mall on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 shortly after 6p.m. According to reports, this was around the time an eight and thirteen year old boy were approached by a man as as they were walking to the restroom inside the mall. The man allegedly put his hand on the shoulder of the eight year old stating: "I want to show you some love". A description was given of the suspect to police. In a very short time police were able to locate the described suspect at the intersection of N. Davis St. and W. Castlewood Drive. The suspect spontaneously stated to police that he was not a child molester. The officer asked how he knew the incident involved "kids". The suspect began crying and did not answer. The suspect has since been identified as Willis Armando Miller 30 years old. The mother stated two unknown black females approached her in the mall and asked if the kids were her boys. When she acknowledged they were, the younger of the two women said the suspect had his hands on the eight year old and was trying to take him from the mall. The mother did not know these women and did not obtain names or phone numbers for them because they left the mall prior to police arrival, said JSO. The boys told police as they were walking from the restroom, two unknown black women asked the boys if they knew who the stranger was. When they replied they did not, the women told them (the boys) to go home. The stranger at that time let the eight year old boy go. They immediately fled to their mother. Investigators are trying to locate these two Good Samaritans described to police as black females who were at the Gateway Mall between 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Anyone who has any information in regards to the identity of these two witnesses who helped these boys is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500.FLORIDAANDGEORGIAMENEXECUTED Texas Teen Terrors Face 91 Counts and 1,300 years in Prison for Gang Raping Girl Cops seek Good Samaritan witnesses after "I want to show you some love" sex offender arrested for attempted kidnapping of 8 year-oldFAMU Department of Music Professor Longineu Parsons will perform alongside Broadways elite at the worldrenowned Carnegie Hall on June 23. Parsons, a celebrated trumpet player, will appear in the Broadway reunion production, Black Stars of the Great White Way Reunion: Live the Dream. The reunion pays tribute to the role African Americans have played in Broadways history and will honor the work of such entertainment legends as Louis Armstrong, Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, Paul Robeson and Fats Waller. Parsons will share the stage with some of Hollywood and Broadways greatest contributors such as Obba Babatunde, Keith David, Dule Hill, Norm Lewis, Phylicia Rashad, Chapman Roberts, Glenn Turner, Cicely Tyson and Ben Vereen. Its a big day at the office, a good day at the office, said Parsons, who will play a tribute to Armstrong. I look forward to being a part of this historic occasion. He has performed and recorded with an impressive list of music greats, including: Adderley, Calloway, Frank Foster, Billy Harper, Philly Joe Jones, Herbie Mann, David Murray, Sam Rivers, Cecil Taylor, Joe Williams and Nancy Wilson. According to Parsons, among the many achievements hes made in his career, his role as a music educator is at the top of the list. I leave work with a smile, he said, because everyday Im with these wonderful young people and I get to share what I have with them.Malia Obama officially has her first job. The eldest daughter of President Barack Obama has aspirations of making it in the film industry. She landed a gig as a production assistant on the set of a Halle Berry summer series set to air on CBS. Malia will turn 16 on the 4th of July. The men behind two notorious crimes in Florida and Georgia have been executed with hours of each other. Florida executed John Ruthell Henry, 63 on Wednesday. Henry (pictured left) was convicted in the 1985 stabbing death of his wife Suzanne in 1985. Just hours after killing her, he fatally stabbed her five year-old son as well. Just one year before the double deaths, Henry had been released from jail after serving eight years in another murder. I n 1976, Henry had pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the death of his then wife tricia. He served eight years in jail for that crime. It is said before his death, he asked for forgiveness and apologized. At 11:56 pm, the night before, Marcus Wellons, 59, was put to death by lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson, Georgia. Wellons was conv icted of sexually assaulting and murdering 15 year-old India Roberts in 1993. The teen was waiting for her school bus and lived in the same townhouse complex Wellons was moving out of. I ask and hope that you will find peace with my death, he told her family. His final words were: I'm going home to be with Jesus. In Missouri, at 12:05am, John Winfield died by lethal injection. In 1996, he shot the mother of two of his children Carmelita Donald after she began dating another man. He confroted h er outside her apartment while her two friends Arthea Sanders and Shawnee Murphy were there Winfield shot all three women in the head. Donald survived but was left blind. Her friends were killed. An online petition has been formed demanding that Beyonce` and Jay Z comb their toddlers hair. The p arents of Blue Ivy Sean Carter a.k.a Jay Z and Beyonc have failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy's hair, the petition, reportedly created by a New York woman named Jasmine Toliver, read. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads an d lint balls. Please let's ge t the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair. Thousands of signatures were gathered bu t Toliver says it was just a joke. What is not a joke however is the amount o f people and celebrities who continue to criticize the babys hair. Once known for her bad girl image as a stripper before being one of the top female rappers Eve, is now known officially as the wife of millionaire Maximillion Cooper. The couple wed in Ibiza, Spain, on Saturday, June 14. "We are beyond happy to celebrate our marriage with all of our friends and family and start our journey in our new life together," they said in a statement. "It's been such an amazing experience and we are happier than we ever thought we could be. Thanks for the well wishes." The 41 year old groom is a British designer who popped the question to Evei n Edinburgh, Scotland, on Christmas Day. Petition for Beyonce` to Comb Daughters Hair Theyve already been indicted on a total of 91 counts, and now five Waco High students and an adult male could face up to 1,300 years each for allegedly gang-raping a 15 year-old. Police in Waco, Texas say an 18 and 19 year old told the alleged victim to cut school and hang out with them. Four other males unknown to the female were present. It is claimed that one of the teens took the girl to the bathroom and raped her before she was raped by the other five males. After being driven back to school, the victim reported the incident and was taken to hospital. The men have been named as Douglas Canada, 19; DaJuan Degrate, 18; Devoric Javon Evans, 20; Lamont Tray Davis, 19; Daytron Derrell Smith, 18; and Cory Darnell Hall, 18. PARSONSHEADSTO BROADWAY HOMELESSVALEDICTORIN GETSFULL SCHOLARSHIP Just to keep going no matter what and dont let anything keep you down, because you will get put down but you have to get back up, says Rashema Melson in her valedictory speech at Washingtons Anacostia High School. The teen whose father was killed while her mother was pregnant with her, has lived in four states. The past two years she lived in a homeless shelter, but now shes heading to Georgetown on a full scholarship to study medicine. You have options and you decide which one you want to take, and I took education because it takes you for the long run, she said. Its not just a temporary thing or wont just last for five years. Education will take me far. GABBYDOUGLAS GETSWAX IMAGEAmericas golden girl of gymnastics now has her figure on display at Madam Toussouds Museum A RRESTMADEINCABDRIVERKILLING Rohbanni Wilson, 23 years old has been arrested for the murder of Jacksonville cab driver Stuart Carson, 43 years old that occurred on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 550 W. 27th Street in Jacksonville, Florida. He is expected in court soon.

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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 904755-9863. SWEETFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Appreciation:  Oh Give Thanks Unto the Lord f or He is Good Ž Sweetfield Missionary Baptist Church, 1365 Harrison Street Jacksonville, Fla. 32206. We would like to invite you out for this great Pastor Appreciation Service, Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 11am and 4pm. Guest Speaker Rev. Quan Glover-Pastor of Young Zion Missionary Baptist Church, St. Mary, Ga. Come and help celebrate with us this great man of God, Dr. Richard R. Russ-Pastor, for he has been very inspirational to the Jacksonville Community and Adjacent County's. For more information, please contact Sis. Nicolla Mack (904) 226-6437. ABYSSINIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH to host a Family, Friends and Community Day Event on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Dr. Eugene W. Diamond, Senior Pastor. This FREE event will be held at 10325 Interstate Center DriveJacksonville, Florida and will be open to the public at 10:00 A.M. This year, Abyssinias efforts will provide visitors from the Duval and surrounding counties an opportunity to enjoy an amazing day of Free Food, Fun and Fellowship in the sun with an array of outdoor activities for the entire family. In addition, this years attendees will also have an opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, visit outside vendors, receive give-a-ways, compete for cash prizes as well as tour Abyssinias New Generation of ExcellenceŽ State-of-the-Art Youth Center. For additional information about this event or to secure a vendor space, please call us 904.696.1770, email us at abyssiniaevents@abyssinia.org or visit us online at www.abyssinia.org JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS Henry Alpheus, 98, died June 15, 2014. BACKEY Daniel, died June 14, 2014. BARWICK, David, 33, died June 14, 2014. BISHOP Angela Truett, 43, died June 14, 2014. BONNER Dorothy M., died June 12, 2014. BURGESS Jesse R., 91, died June 11, 2014. BURTON James Clayton, 69, died June 16, 2014. BUSH, Timothy, 51, died June 2, 2014. BYERS, Harold Albert, 58, died June 11, 2014. CALLAHAN Dahlsena Levy, died June 7, 2014. CARLEY, Margery W., 86, died June 15, 2014. CARSON Grace L, 73, died June 12, 2014. CHATFIELD John H, died June 8, 2014. COOK Fannie Mae, 93, died June 8, 2014. CRAWFORD Lula Mae, 79, died June 10, 2014. DAVIS Corine, died June 14, 2014. DAVIS Eureka Olds, 87, died June 6, 2014. DONN, Norma Jean, 62, died June 12, 2014. DOWDY Connie L ynette, died June 10, 2014. FAIRCLOTH Claude Henry, Jr., diedJune 12, 2014. FORTIN, Arthur G., 84, died June 13, 2014. GARVISH Anne F., 99, died June 17, 2014. GREEN Osecola, 99, died June 7, 2014. GUYTON, Maggie, died June 12, 2014. HAMILTON Willie L., died June 14, 2014. HAMMON, John William, 50, died June 8, 2014. HAYES Renee, died June 11, 2014. HELMS, Baby Boy Jacoby Logan, 3 months old, died June 11, 2014. HENDERSON Jeffrey Scott, 18, died June 14, 2014. HICKS, Charles Edwin, 77, died June 12, 2014. HICKS Ronnie, died June 7, 2014. HOBDY, Robert Malcom, 56, died June 11, 2014. HOLLAND, Earlene, Kenneth Wayne, 62, died June 11, 2014. HUITT, Dellamae, 91, died June 9, 2014. HUNT, Phyllis, died June 8, 2014. ISZARD, Frederick Byron, 58, died June 5, 2014. JACKSON Florence Alfreda, 61, died June 16, 2014. JEWETT, Paul W., 78, died June 10, 2014. JOHNS, Jacob Keith, 32, died June 14, 2014. JONES, Rena L, 101, died June 17, 2014. JOHNSON Milton, Jr., 91, died June 6, 2014. JOHNSON Thelma E., died June 12, 2014. JONSSON Anne Irving, died June 13, 2014. LOCKLEY, Wallace, 63, died June 15, 2014. MALONE Mildred Hall, 96, died June 15, 2014. McEWAN, James A., 81, died June 16, 2014. MOORE Janet Marie, 80, died June 10, 2014. NICHOLSON Alfred, died June 15, 2014. NOLAN, Richard Hugh Dick, 85, died June 14,2014. POLLARD, Brenda Joyce, died June 10, 2014. ROBINSON, Richard Lorenzo, Jr., died June 11, 2014. SINGLETON, Bernard David, 79, died June 12, 2014. SOLES Mary Alice Turner, 79, died June 16, 2014. STEPHENS Charles B., died June 9, 2014. STRICKLAND Nettie Jean, 72, died June 16, 2014. TAFT Lovely Denise, died June 10, 2014. THOMAS, Jimmie Lee, died 86, died June 8, 2014. THOMAS, Teresa, died June 14, 2014. WALKER Reita Mae Alexander, 85, died June 11, 2014. WATERS Earl, 77, died June 15, 2014. WILDER Sheila Lynn Mobley, 46, died June 12, 2014. WILLIAMS, Dea. Arnold R., died June 15, 2014. WILLIAMS, Keeno L., 28, died June 9, 2014. WILSON, Muriel Mercedes Boyette, 90, died June 16, 2014. ~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS MACK Sharon, died June 14, 2014. THOMAS Sheila, 58, died June 15, 2014. WETHERN, Yvonne Marie, died June 16, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPage 2 THE STAR June 21, 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. 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Ste 6 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Dr. Beatrice House Apostle/Consultant/Mentor Making A Difference, One At A Time ŽServices : Sundayƒ... 10:00am Tuesday ƒƒ. 7:00pm Prayer Ministry : 2nd Saturdayƒƒ.....10:30am Leadership Training : 3rd Tuesdayƒƒƒƒ.7:00pm For more information call: 904.778.7651 ~ ALL ARE WELCOME ~ Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž Almighty God,Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love, through Jesus Christ our LORD.

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June 21, 2014THESTARPAGE 3 YOUTHs PAGE SUMMER BREAKSPOT PROGRAM WILL FEED THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN THIS SUMMER190 sites to serve free meals to Duval County children JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 6, 2014 … By talk, text, app or web, Jacksonville families have more ways than ever to find free healthy meals for their children this summer now that school is no longer in session. The Summer BreakSpot program will kick off on Monday, June 9 and begin offering free and nutritious meals for children 18 and under at 190 sites throughout Jacksonville. The program will operate Monday through Friday until August 8. Feeding sites include summer camps, churches, parks, community centers, one hospital, swimming pools, non-public schools and 13 public library locations. Children do not need to be enrolled in the camp or program to receive a meal, they just need to show up during serving time. This year, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is modernizing access by allowing families to locate nearby meal sites through multiple platforms: € Dial 2-1-1 € Text FoodFLŽ to 877-877 € Download the NutrisliceŽ smartphone app € Visit www.SummerFoodFlorida.org € Visit www.jaxkids.net The Summer BreakSpot program is so important for the health and well-being of Jacksonvilles children,Ž said Mayor Alvin Brown. With school out for the summer, many kids who rely on free and reduced-price school meals are at risk of hunger or poor nutrition. We want to make sure all children in Jacksonville have access this summer to the nutritious food they need to stay healthy.Ž Last summer, more than 209,000 snacks and 250,000 lunches were served to 11,000 children, or 19% of Duval countys children in need. This percentage of the Childrens Commissions service is higher than the state average. With the need to reach more children, alternative funding sources were sought and secured by way of a grant from the Florida Impact/No Kid Hungry campaign. The grant will support the implementation of a new Mobile Unit that will provide meals to underserved areas of the community this summer. Summer BreakSpot is part of the national Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered in Florida by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Applications are still being accepted from nonprofit organizations interested in becoming meal serving sites this summer. For site requirements, additional details, or to download an application, go to www.jaxkids.net. About the Jacksonville Childrens Commission: The Jacksonville Childrens Commission was created in 1994, to serve as the central focus for the evaluation, planning and distribution of the citys funds for children. The Commission works to ensure all children in Jacksonville are safe, healthy and educated. By investing in research-based prevention and early intervention programs, children grow and develop during out-of-school time; children enter kindergarten prepared to learn; children have stable and nurturing families; and children get early intervention and specialized services when they need it. For more information, visit www.jaxkids.net .Gov. Scott Signs Legislation to Help Children in Foster Care Obtain Automobile Insurance and Drivers LicenseTALLAHASSEE, Fla. … Today, Governor Rick Scott announced he has signed House Bill 977 that will enable foster children who are at least 16 years of age to obtain automobile insurance and a drivers license through state support. This legislation is an extension of the Normalcy BillŽ Governor Scott signed in 2013, which reduced rules and regulations that limited the activities of children in foster care and allowed foster parents to give foster children permission to do daily, age appropriate, activities. Governor Scott said, Learning to drive is an important rite of passage for young adults and I am proud to have signed this legislation that helps Floridas teens who are in foster care be able to get a drivers license. Being in foster care should not restrict the abilities and experiences of our next generation. This legislation extends our efforts from last year and will help foster children thrive.Ž House Bill 977 creates a three-year pilot program at the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to pay the cost of driver education, licensure, and motor vehicle insurance for young adults in foster care so they can have the same opportunity as children who are not in foster care. Both current statute and administrative code support the efforts of teens in foster care to engage in age-appropriate activities. DCF rules specifically require communityb ased lead agency service providers to support foster care teens that have demonstrated the appropriate level of maturity in their efforts to learn to drive, to obtain a learners p ermit or drivers license, and to assist in obtaining automobile insurance for those children that are allowed to drive. Senator Nancy Detert, Senate bill sponsor, said, I thank Governor Scott for signing the bill that will help foster care kids obtain drivers licenses. We found that only 2 percent of the kids leaving our care had a drivers license due to the fact that they do not have a parent to put them on their insurance. I first filed this bill 15 years ago in the House but it didn't get done. But now, with the Governors signature, foster care kids will have the tools they need to craft a better life for themselves. We cannot underestimate the importance of this legislation in the lives of foster care kids.Ž Representative Ben Albritton, House bill sponsor, said, It was an honor to sponsor our Keys to Independence bill this year. We want our foster kids to know that we care about them and are fighting for them. I look forward to Governor Scott signing this great bill and watching the number of foster kids that are driving skyrocket. In signing this bill our Governor is saying to our foster kids and reinforcing the fact thatƒWE CARE DEEPLY ABOUT YOU!Ž Representative Matt Hudson said, Governor Scott increased the opportunity for youth in the foster care system to obtain drivers education courses and vehicle insurance through signing this bill. These changes will lead to a brighter future for foster children in the state of Florida.Ž Representative Matt Gaetz said, It is imperative that our youth in the foster care system develop the skills and have the resources to become independent. I commend Governor Scott for signing this legislation today because it helps them do just that.Ž Representative Bill Hager said, Todays youth are tomorrows leaders and I stand with Governor Scott as he supports children who are in foster care. The Governors commitment to bettering the lives of Floridas children is commendable.ŽLIBRARY FOUNDATION GAINS BROAD COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR PILOT PROGRAM Study Will Collect Data on Ability of Library Reading Programs to Improve Reading Skills for Young Students Who Fall Behind During Summer BreakJACKSONVILLE, FL (June 12, 2014) … When children think of a summer slide they envision a water park but teachers know it also means a critical loss of educational skills during the break. Students reading below grade level slide further still and The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation wants to change thatŠmeasurably. The Foundation knows library summer reading programs help but we want to know how much,Ž explained Suzanne Hudson-Smith, Executive Director of the Library Foundation. That is why the Foundation is funding the Level-Up Challenge, Jacksonvilles first data-driven program to measure youth reading improvement during the summer. The Foundation is collaborating with seven local organizations, (Brown Eastside Branch Library, Matthew Gilbert Middle School, Communities in Schools, Brentwood Branch Library, The Bridge of Northeast Florida, United Ways Achievers for Life and the Duval County Public Schools) and plans to share outcomes of the Summer Reading Program an d reading level changes to see if Level-Up should be expanded. The Libraries are perfectly poised to provide programming during academic breaks that will keep students in Duval County engaged and progressing in their reading levels,Ž stated Hudson-Smith. The Foundation is not the only partner thinking of growing the program if it meets expectations. Improving literacy in our youngest students needs to be a community-wide effort and I am encouraged that by partnering with the Library Foundation, DCPS will obtain data to show just how vital our city-wide Library system is to building early literacy,Ž said Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools. The Level-Up Challenge will focus on 1st … 3rd graders from the Bridges summe r camp and on rising 7th graders from Matthew Gilberts summer camp. These students will take the Level-Up Challenge, working closely during the summer with their Coaches to improve reading skills. Maintaining their reading level or hopefully moving up a level will keep learning on track and boost confidence in these kids when they return to schoolŽ, said Hudson-Smith. The Level-Up Challenge kicks-off with a June 16 celebration when youth participants will receive books, t-shirts and meet their coaches. The summer reading theme is STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and topics range from bugs and electronic toys to astronomy and genetics with more than 200 book titles to choose from. The gamechangers as the participants will be known, will receive approximately 24 hours of individual instruction by August 1 and their achievements will be rewarded with tickets an d technology. Children have already been selected for the pilot program but there are more than 400 opportunities for children throughout the community to participate in the Library summer reading program. Activities vary by branch location and kids of all ages are welcome to find books that spark their imagination and keep their reading switches flipped on all summer. The Level-Up Challenge is presented by Jacksonville Public Library Foundation with support from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Wells Fargo, Dollar General, The Chartrand Family Foundation, The Hicks Charitable Fund and the Jacksonville Public Library. For more information, visit www.jplfoundation.org.

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This week The Florida/Georgia Stars Charlie Hoss Singleton He Treats Your Daughter Mean sold 1514 Addresses 1817 and 1823 Louisiana Street of these homes that Brookins built in the 1930s for families of Rev. and Mrs. Dykes Brookins of Mr. and Mrs. John T. and Mary Lewis Betsch.PAGE 4 THE STAR JUNE 21, 2014 Story by MAR S HA DEAN PHELT S The Florida/Georgia Star Looking Back on Sugar Hill 1914-1964 Marsha Dean Phelts Final Series Revelers Band organized by Charlie Hoss Singleton Standing left to right William Harper, G. Wright, Willie Green and Herman Hawkins. Seated are name not remembered J, Willie Smith and Charlie Hoss Singleton. Charlie Hoss Singleton wrote over 2000 songs. Strangers in the Night, a classic has brought him six Grammy Awards. His songs continue produc ing rewarding royalties. Story continues on page 5Standing in front of the Hollywood Mu sic Store, song writer and entertain ment guru, Charlie Hoss Singleton, began producing shows while a stu dent at Stanton High School since the early 1930s. Shirley Riveras father, Manuel Rivera, purchased this home at 1817 Louisi ana Street from the Betsch family for Shirleys Grandmother Rosa. Master Builder and architect, Sanford Augustus Brookins

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Singleton received BMI Awards for six million broadcast performances of Strangers in the Night as well as 5 million broadcast performances for Spanish Eyes and many other million performances of his lyrics and arrangements. Other groups and singers in the 1950s and until his death in 1985 that recorded Singletons lyrics into stardom include Sam and Dave, The Five Keys, Nat King Cole, Ivory Joe Hunter, Pat Boone, Bert Kampfert, Ella Fitzgerald, Neil Carter, Jimmy Rick, Neil Diamond, Little Willie John, Big Maybell, and a slew of other recording artists. In the time, Charlie Hoss Singleton became a millionaire. From the bottom of Sugar Hill, Charlie Hoss Singleton has carved and copyrighted his name in a perpetual hall of fame as an author of over 2000 songs. Rappers today continue to use lyrics that Charlie Hoss, wrote over a half century ago. Warner Singleton, the only child of Charlie Hoss is a retired international chemist, like his father, Warner also became a musician. Warner along with his wife Sylvia Skinner Singleton and their two daughters, Pamela Singleton and Yvonne Singleton-Cain are active supporters of the Durkeeville Historical Society. The Singletons granddaughters, Malaika Singleton-Towns, a freshman at Hampton University and Gabrielle Singleton contribute to the Museums at the Ritz and Durkeeville as well. Much like Joseph H. Blodgett, Sanford Augustus Brookins was an acclaimed builder and architect. Mr. Brookins came to Jacksonville from Savanna, Georgia in 1904 during a period of rebuilding after the Great Fire left 45-acres in the city in ruins. Brookins said he found the harvest ripe, but workmen were few in comparison to the work. The contractors were looking for skilled workmen, and gram. I soon became well known, and there was a great demand for my service. Within a very short time, I was put in charge as foreman, and many times had white workmen under my supervision as well as colored. In the fall of 1920 Brookins designed and constructed a stately home for his family around 1920 in Sugar Hill. In 1949, Brookins gave an appraised value of his home at 601 W. 8th Street to be worth $20,000. During his construction career which began shortly after the Great Fire in Jacksonville in 1901 until his retirement in 1942, Brookins designed and built frame houses in the city. Brookins built well over 500 residences, hotels and other business facilities. He also created many of the beautiful masonry homes in the Riverside area and Many of Brookins beautiful homes can still be found throughout the city in Durkee Gardens, Riverside and on Amelia Island in American Beach. Brookins and his wife, Leola Calloway Brookins had three children, Dykes, Melba and Daisy. While they were in high school in the early 1930s, he bought his children new automobiles. In 1949, Brookins wrote that he had bought 10 cars and four trucks. After each child graduated from college and married, he built them homes as wedding gifts. In the 1930s, Mr. Brookins built a home at 1823 Louisiana Street for his son and daughter-in-law, Dykes A. and Leila H. Brookins. Dykes was the assistant pastor at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. Next door to his sons home Brookins built a home at 1817 Louisiana Street for the young family of John T. and Mary Lewis Betsch. Three generations and four families of A. L. Lewiss descendants owned homes in Sugar Hill. A. L. Lewis, one of seven founders of the Afro American Life Insurance Company became president of the Company in 1920. Looking Back on Sugar Hill from 1914 -1964, has given readers a snapshot of some of the beautiful people and places in an enclave created and developed by real estate developer and builders such as Joseph H. Blodgett (1858-1934) and Sanford Augustus Brookins (1877-1968). Both young men came to Jacksonville penniless and through sheer determination, hope and faith in God built a place in the city where they would make a way out of no way for their families and their people much like Samuel Taylor Coleridges Kubla Khau In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree : Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. And here were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incensebearing tree; And here were forests ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery. Xanadu These brief vignettes in The Florida/ Georgia Star on Sugar Hill in no way tell the full story of Sugar Hill input from our readers is welcomed. If you wish to contribute anything towards Looking Back On Sugar Hill from 1914-1964 please contact Marsha Dean Phelts at marshaphelts@aol.com or phone 904-2610175. PAGE 5 THE STAR JUNE 21, 2014 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_WK9.indd 1 4/16/14 12:43:19 PM This all brick two-story home Brookins built in 1939 for Afro Executive, Theodore and his glamorous socialite wife and librarian, Elizabeth Liz Redding of Jacksonville remains an architectural testament to Brookins mastery in design and building. Wedding of Rev. and Mrs. Dykes (Leila) Brookins.Story continued from page 4 This two-story American Beach oceanfront vacation home that Brookins designed and constructed for his Sugar Hill neighbors Julius and Annie Averys family in 1946 was made from the concrete blocks manufactured at Mr. Averys concrete factory. The rose colored pine plank for the interior was hauled in from Mrs. Averys familys timber farm across the state line near Brunswick, Georgia. Purchase cost of this ocean view lot and construction of home as the Brookins and Averys in Sugar Hill is only the 2nd family to own this home. Looking Back on Sugar Hill 1914-1964 Marsha Dean Phelts MASTER BUILDER, Warner Singleton, the only child of Charlie Hoss Singleton, in concert performing signature pieces from his fathers repertoire.

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PAGE 6 THE STAR JUNE 21, 2014 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: Diamond House Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 6/11/14 Name: Omyry Hickson Age: 12 Weight: 100 lbs Last seen: 5/26/14 Name: Tamyre Williams Age: 16 Weight: 145 lbs Last seen: 5/29/14 Name: Darren Webster Age: 18 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 5/10/14MOSTWANTED Name: Karron J. Black Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: James Javon Blakey Offense: Grand Theft, Fraud use of Personal ID Name: Lorenzo C. Brown Offense: Armed Robbery Domestic Violence Its not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive. In fact, many abusive partners may seem absolutely perfect in the early stages of a relationship. Possessive and controlling behaviors dont always appear overnight, but rather emerge and intensify as the relationship grows. Domestic violence doesnt look the same in every relationship because every relationship is different. But one thing most abusive relationships have in common is that the abusive partner does many different kinds of things to have more power and control over their partners. If youre beginning to feel as if your partner or a loved ones partner is becoming abusive, there are a few behaviors that you can look out for. Watch out for these red flags: € Telling you that you can never do anything right € Showing jealousy of your friends and time spent away € Keeping you or discouraging you from seeing friends or family members € Embarrassing or shaming you with put-downs € Controlling every penny spent in the household € Taking your money or refusing to give you money for expenses € Looking at you or acting in ways that scare you € Controlling who you see, where you go, or what you do € Preventing you from making your own decisions € Telling you that you are a bad parent or threatening to harm or take away your children € Preventing you from working or attending school € Destroying your property or threatening to hurt or kill your pets € Intimidating you with guns, knives or other weapons € Pressuring you to have sex when you dont want to or do things sexually youre not comfortable with € Pressuring you to use drugs or alcohol If you are being abused, consider following these safety plan tips € During an argument, or if you feel tension building, avoid areas in your home where weapons might be available … the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or workshops. € If there are weapons in your household such as firearms … lock them up! € Know where there is a safe exit from your home … a window, elevator or stairwell. € Discuss the situation with a trusted neighbor if you can. Ask them to call 911 if they hear a disturbance. Find a code word to use with them if you need the police. € Always keep a packed bag ready. € Know where you would go to be safe if you have to leave, even if you don't really think you need to. Remember that no one ever deserves to be abused. It is not your fault! And remember always call the police f you are concerned for your safety! Safety Shooting Suspect Sought At 10:24 p.m. police were dispatched to a gas station in reference to a person shot. Investigation revealed a vehicle full of friends were approached by a man who asked for a cigarette. The male suspect then demanded money and their car. All of the victims friends fled into the business. The suspect attempted to reach into the victims pocket and take his wallet. A struggle ensued and the suspect pushed the victim into the drivers seat of the vehicle, removed a handgun from his waistband, and shot the victim in the shoulder through the car window. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was wearing a white tank top. The male in the red shirt fled the scene with the suspect. Anyone who has any information about the identity or location of this armed robbery 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. Two Driving Around Neighborhood Offering Yard Work Found with Illegal Items Two were arrested for asking residents if they needed yard work, but instead they were caught with items that landed them in jail. Police say an alert citizen quickly reported a suspicious incident, which helped officers to respond and catch two suspects from possibly burglarizing homes. Police received a 911 call from a resident in regards to a suspicious incident. The caller advised that a silver vehicle pulled in and parked in her driveway. The driver exited from the vehicle and proceeded to knock on her front door. She asked the subject what he wanted through the door and the subject asked her if she needed any yard work done. She declined the offer and the subject got back into the vehicle and proceeded to drive down further into the neighborhood. The resident then called 911 to report this incident and a few minutes later, she observed the suspect vehicle speeding past her house and heading out of the neighborhood. Shortly after the 911 call was placed, officers made contact with the occupants of the silver vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle told the officers they were asking residents if they needed lawn work done. However, neither were dressed to be doing lawn maintenance work nor was there any equipment in the vehicle to match the explanation they gave. After searching the vehicle, cocaine, marijuana, a handgun, and latex gloves were found. The driver, 19-year-old Jordan Gray, had an active warrant for occupied residential burglary and will be charged for driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of burglary tools with intent to use, and possession of cocaine. The passenger, 19-year-old Lemonty Thompkins-Wilson, was also arrested and charged with possession of burglary tools with intent to use. Homicide Suspect Arrested A man connected to a murder that occurred on March 10, 2014 finally has been arrested. On March 10, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m., police responded to an address in reference to a homicide. Upon arrival, officers located the body of 23-year-old Carlton Parhm. Parhm was the victim of a gunshot wound. The investigation revealed on March 10, 2014, Parhm and four friends drove over thirty miles to meet with another individual. During the meeting, an argument began and Parhm and the individuals got back into a car to avoid a confrontation. As the vehicle turned, a gunshot shattered the front passenger front window, striking and killing Parhm. During the investigation, detectives developed probable cause for the arrest of 19-year-old Shaquan D. Leverett. Leverett has been charged with murder. According to records, Leverett has previously been charged with vehicle theft and possession of a firearm by a felon. The investigation is still ongoing. Unknown Driver Tosses Marijuana to Prisoner in Work Camp Parell Seay was assigned to a work camp when he was working one morning and unknown person driving a black Dodge Charger drove by the work crew and tossed a packet containing 1 gram of marijuana beside the road. An officer was dispatched to the scene. He and a state Corrections Officer approached Seay and ordered him to turn and face a nearby fence. As he did so, he reached into his pocket and took something out of his pocket. Seay was restrained who apparently was trying to toss the item away. Instead, it hit the first officer. The item was field-tested, and it tested positive for 1 gram of marijuana. Seay said he didn't know who tossed the drugs but said, "It's a D.O.C. thing," meaning that someone who had been in custody before tossed the item to someone already currently in custody. He admitted he was going to bring the contraband back to his confinement facility. Seay was charged with felonies of resisting an officer with violence, evidence tampering, and smuggling contraband, and the misdemeanor of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Jordan Gray Lemonty Thompkins-Wilson Shaquan Leverett Parell Seay On the Lookout!

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JUNE 21, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida LOCAL alottery.com Must be 18 or older to play. Play responsibly. 2014 Florida Lottery With an education, Florida students can reach for the stars. Its why weve contributed over $26 billion to education over the last 25 years, and awarded over 650,000 Bright Futures Scholarships to date. We dont just believe in the future of our state. Were investing in it. Visit alottery.com/education.do to learn more about our commitment to education. Floridas future is only as bright as theirs. Gainesville, FL City of Starke Mayor Carolyn Spooner has been elected Chair of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Mayor Spooner has served on the Council since 2006, representing the City of Starke. The Council, in partnership with economic development organizations and local governments, promotes regional strategies, partnerships and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life of the 11 counties and 33 incorporated municipalities in the north central portion of Florida. The Council, whose members and gubernatorial appointees, administers a variety of state and federal programs for north central Florida including Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union Counties. Some of the programs include the development of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the Strategic Regional Policy Plan, technical assistance to local governments in the development of comprehensive plans, land development regulations and grant management, and administration of developments of regional impact, local mitigation strategies, hazardous materials, homeland security and economic development programs. In addition, the Council staffs the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization for the Gainesville Urbanized Area, the North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee, the North Central Florida Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team and The Original Florida Tourism Task Force. Spooner has been very active in the organization. She has previously served as Vice-Chair of the Council and Chair of the Program Committee. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for four terms.North Central Florida Regional Planning Council Elects Chair Mayor Alvin Brown & Congresswoman Corrine Brown Job Fair 2014Monday, June 16 Prime Osborn III Convention Center Ken Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor Military Affairs City of Jacksonville, Raaliyah Lynch, Cecil Willams, and Rhianna Salters The Florida and Georgia Star, Kimberly Daniels, Councilwoman, At Large, Group 1, Andrea Hagans The Florida and Georgia Star, Reginald L. Brown City Council Member District 10, Dorothy Hughes and Frank Powell with The Florida and Georgia Star newspapers. Mayor Carolyn Spooner, City of Starke, Chair of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Mayor Alvin Brown and Congresswoman Corrine Brown at the Job and Resource Fair, Monday, June 16. Congresswoman, Corrine Brown stop by The Florida/Georgia Star booth at the Job and Resource Fair. Cecil Willams, with The Florida/ Georgia Star newspapers talk to a group at the Job and Resource Fair. Local business owner displays all her talents in Miss Corporate America ContestJacksonville, Fla. Realtor F. Dennelle Robinson has been selected to represent her hometown of Jacksonville, Fl. in the 2015 Mrs. Corporate America Pageant in Orlando, Fl. This unique pageant is designed to increase awareness of the participants and their charitable platforms, from around the country in their efforts to be successful, business professionals. These mentors, mothers, and minimoguls have much to offer in the boardroom and to their community. Robinson was selected from a number of self-entries to represent Jacksonville in this competition. As part of the competition, during the pageant season Robinson will make dozens of public appearances in and around our community as Mrs. Jacksonville, Fl. promoting the pageant and her platform of empowering women. Robinson is ranked as one of Watson Realty Corporations Top Listing Agents, and has received accolades for her real estate workshops, including the sellers workshop entitled Ready, Set, SOLD! F. Dennelle Robinson

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PAGE8 THESTAR JUNE 21. 2014Zion Convention Set For This Weekend in Brunswick Sister Bernice Grant and Family The 44th Zion Sunday School and Baptist Training Union Christian Educational Congress will be held June 24 27, 2014. The Star would like to share memorable Zion Highlights of the past year 2013 -2014. An Evening of Excellence Honoring Moderator Emeritus Rev. Dr. Eddie L. Hart and President Emeritus Sister Bernice J. Grant. Rev. Dr. E. L. Hart Retired and Rev. Herman Scott were installed as Moderator. Rev. Dr. Sinclaire Thorne delivered the installation message. First Annual "EXPRESSIONS OF WORSHIP SHOWCASE" featuring Southeast Georgia's Anointed Praise Dancers and Step/Drill Teams. PHOTOS:ANGELA FAVORS-MORRELLDeacon Greg Lattany, Mayor Cornell L. Harvey, Dr. E.L. Hart and Mayor Kenneth E. Smith The Campbell Family Dr. E.L. and Sister Pearl Hart and Family Rev. Craig Campbell and Zion Baptist Church; Bethel Baptist Church "Ridge" Praise Dance Ministry; Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Praise Dance MinistryPastor and Sister Dr. Hermon Scott (RIGHT). Holy Band of Inspiration Praise Dance Ministry LOCALNEWS

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PAGE 9 THE STAR JUNE 21, 2014 SPORTS ATLANTA Angel McCoughtry matched her season high with 27 points, scoring 18 points in the second half in the Atlanta Dreams 83-73 comeback victory over the Washington Mystics on Wednesday. and keyed a 14-0 fourth-quarter run with six points and three rebounds to help the Eastern Conferenceleading Dream (8-3) run their winning streak to quarters. Washington, the least effective 3-point shooting team in the league, went 7 of 10 from long range en route to a 39-34 halftime lead. But the Mystics went cold for nearly 6 minutes in the fourth quarter under stiffer defensive pressure, and the Dream took advantage. We (made) them stop shooting, got in their faces, McCoughtry said. We would rather let them have 2s than 3s, so that kind of helped us. Atlanta held Washington to 1-of-7 shooting from 3-point range in the second half. I think our defense just stepped up a little bit; we started getting up on the shooters, Dream coach Michael Cooper said. We changed our pick-and-roll (defense) from one to another, and it really helped. Tiffany Hayes added 11 points for Atlanta, and Erika de Souza had 10 points and eight rebounds. Rookie point guard Bria Hartley led Washington with 16 points, and Emma Meesseman added 15. Mystics rookie Stefanie Dolson, who scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes, pushed the lead to 66-63 on a runner with 7:37 left. But the visitors went scoreless over the next 5:49. McCoughtrys 11-foot fadeaway jumper from the left baseline with 6:39 left gave Atlanta the lead for good, 67-66. Washington went 3 for 4 at the free-throw line, while Atlanta was 20 for 23, including 7 of 7 by McCoughtry. When the free-throw difference is 23-4, its hard to make up for it, said Washington coach ... they upped the aggression with the pressure, and we did a bad job responding.McCoughtry scores big, Dream beat Mystics in WNBA JACKSONVILLE The Jacksonville Jaguars are proud to continue delivering fan-centric initiatives by hosting their annual Jaguars Caravan. The public is encouraged to come out and get ready for the season with current Jaguars players, ROAR cheerleaders and Jaxson de Ville. Pride of the Jaguars honoree and College Football Hall of Fame inductee Tony Boselli will emcee these family-friendly events. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in these free rallies, featuring autograph signings, photo-ops, giveaways and prizes. At each stop, the travelling RV will arrive amid a rally-like atmosphere with music, food and interactive games. One of our goals is to provide an unrivaled fan experience, unlike anything offered elsewhere in sports, said Jaguars President Mark Lamping. In ve locations across Northeast and Central Florida, as well as Southeast Georgia, football fans can take part in the growing excitement and energy for the upcoming 2014 season. The team will stop in Brunswick, Georgia on June 26 at the Glynn Place Mall, 219 Mall Blvd., Brunswick from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MIAMI LeBron James is leaving. For a family vacation, that is. order of business, and during the time away from basketball hell start the process of moving past this season and looking toward the future. I just want to win. Thats all that matters to me, James said Tuesday, June 17 ing, one where coach Erik Spoelstra urged his team take plenty of pride from the season, even though the end result was an NBA Finals loss to San Antonio. I havent even begun to even think about what my future holds or what I have in store. I will sit down with my team at some point, my family as If my family is happy, then Im happy and able to perform at a high level. If so, then theyve been happy during been to the NBA Finals all four seasons in which hes played for the Heat, capturing two championships, and no one in the league over that span has logged more more games than the four-time MVP. And now he could leave. James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can all become free agents, though none have made decisions on whether theyll opt out. They came together amid much fanfare in 2010, and this summer might be similar in many ways for that trio, the Heat and the NBA as a whole with all eyes on what theyll do. Agel McCoughtry with the Atlanta Deam team. LeBron James James says vacation rst, then decision on future

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Announcements Page 10THESTAR June 21, 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 Distribution & Sales : Cassie Williams, David Scott, Eddie LismoreTEL: (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()6 Months $22.00 ()One Year $40.00 ()2 Years $70.00SEND TO:The Florida/Georgia StarPost Office Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL32203-40629Ofc:904-766-8834www.TheFloridaStar.com Cash, MoneyOrder, Check, PayPal, and/or Credit Card Accepted Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame OWNER/PUBLISHER CLARA McLAUGHLIN-LEATH MANAGEMENT LONZIE LEATH RINETTA M. FEFIE SALES & MARKETING KIRKWOOD HANNAH GREG DANIELS 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 FOUR BANDS TO COMPETE IN THE 9TH ANNUAL TEEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS Last Years Winning Band to Perform After Competition. The Jacksonville Public Library invites the public to watch four local teen bands compete in the 9th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands on Saturday, June 21 at 1 p.m. in the Conference Center Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 303 Laura Street N. Last years winning band, Palm Trees & Power Lines, will treat the audience to an encore performance at the end of the competition, featuring Josh Cravey, Casey Johnson, Kyle Bailey and Shafer Tasso. This years lineup includes the William LaVant Band, The Country Girls, The Well Beings and GFM. Staff from the Main Librarys Teen Department will emcee the event with judges from sponsors GreenTeam Media and Guitars United, as well as two guest teen judges. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, including a $350 studio experience and demo CD single from Sunburst Studios, a $250 studio experience and demo CD single from Greenteam Media, a $100 gift card from Guitar Center and a $50 gift card from Guitars United. GO SKATE DAY Grab you board and best buds for the Kona School and Knoa Skateparks third-annual celebration of skating, featuring ramps, contests, a Stake Parade, competitions and a Family Skate Zone with free lessons. June 21, 12-9pm at the Hemming Plaza. WILD WATERS AT SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK opens for Summer. The park has opened the Wave Pool, Cool Kids Cove and Tad Pool. The water slides are not yet in operation. Food and beverages are available for purchase from Silver Springs Management, LLC, which operates the park. Alcoholic beverages are limited to designated areas only. Park Hours are Now Aug. 17, weekdays and Sunday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Addmission: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.Season Passes available. Contact the park at (352) 236-7148 for more information. ACE YOUTH SUMMIT Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc., ACE (Adolescents Choosing Excellence) Youth Summit, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Zoo, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, Florida 32218. The Women of Color Cultural Foundation, Inc., Victory 1360 AM WGCL, AT&T, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Senator Audrey Gibson, Representative Mia Jones, Councilwoman E. Denise Lee and community partners would like to invite youth 13-18 years of age to the ACE Youth Summit. ACE stands for Adolescents Choosing Excellence and our goals are to increase lifelong physical activity, increase lifelong healthy eating, decrease total screenŽ time, increase abstinence, decrease alcohol and tobacco consumption, and create youth ambassadors for healthy lifestyles. At the annual symposium, youth will take part in FUN activities about the importance o f healthy eating and regular physical activity. We encourage all youth between the ages of 13 and 18 to come out and join us on Tuesday June 24th at the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden. Admission is free to the first 700 to register and $15 for adults (there must be one adult chaperone per 10 youth) and other admissions to the zoo. Pre-registrants will receive a free lunch, workshops, safari hunt, fingerprint identification and more! Enter the team competition for prizes (nutrition or physical activity relatedincluding dance, step, etc). To register your group or team and for additional information, please contact Dr. Helen Jackson at (904) 635-5191 or at email womenofcolorcf@comcast.net. ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 2730 W. Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32209, 904 -765-4219, Rev. James Wiggins Jr, Pastor. is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Community Day and Health Fair on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:30am-2pm. Over twenty plus health organizations have signed up to participate. Prior to the Health Fair, we will have a Health Walk supported by the YMCA. The walk will go from St. Paul to US1 and back. The Health walk will begin at 8:15am. Tailgate for JesusŽ Outdoor Worship and Community Cookout, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. Informal Worship and Praise Service / Special Music / Entertainment / Games / Inflatables,Dunking Tank / Bake-Off / Cook-Off / Free BBQ Dinner / Elevated Stage / Tents / RVers. June 23 27, 2014 Vacation Bible School-5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Ages 3 years Adults. Bible Lessons / Crafts / Music and Fine Arts / Supper / Fellowship. Pre-registration Encouraged / Transportation Available (765-4219) VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Vacation Bible School will be held at Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church Monday through Friday, June 23-27, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. nightly. There will be classes for children and adults and snacks will be provided. On Saturday, June 28, 2014 a carnival will be held on the grounds beginning at 10:00 a.m. The church is located at 2407 Rev. S. L. Badger Jr. Circle. Rev. Dr. Herb Anderson is the pastor. For additional information, you may contact church at 356-9371. 2014 JAZZ SERIES featuring Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Pierre Kendrick (pmkendrick.com) Saturday, August 2, at Burney Park Historic American Beach, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Vendor: American Beach Ms. Dees Catering. Bring your lawn chairs and come out hungry and ready to have some fun...READY TO WOBBLE WOBBLE OR BLURRED LINES? Donations accepted for future jazz series. Sponsored by: Abpoa (american beach property owners assoc. inc.) AMERBEACHEVENTS@AOL.COM THE 9th ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER MUSICAL, JULY 25…26 & AUGUST 1…2 at 8PM, AUGUST 3rd at 2PM at the WILSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 11901 BEACH BLVD. FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase and The Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts are proud to present the 9th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience! This program provides theatre opportunities to 7th-12th graders in the First Coast area and allows them to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local and regional theatre professionals. This year, participants will perform FAME THE MUSICAL on July 25-26 and August 1-2 at 8PM and August 3 at 2PM for five performances only at the Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonvilles South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd). More than 80 student performers and technicians are training with professional theatre artists in preparation for the production of FAME THE MUSICAL. The performance schedule for FAME … THE MUSICAL is : Friday, July 25th at 8:00P; Saturday, July 26th at 8:00PM; Friday, August 1st at 8:00PM Saturday, August 2nd at 8:00PM; Sunday, August 3rd at 2:00PM Tickets for FAME … THE MUSICAL cost: $25 for Reserved Seating $20 for seniors (60+), Military (with valid ID), and non-FSCJ students $15 for Florida State College at Jacksonville students and employees (with valid ID) For tickets to FAME … THE MUSICAL, call the Wilson Center for the Arts Box Office at (904) 646-2222 or the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at (904) 442-2929. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.artistseries jax.org Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 4422947 or emailing groupsales@fscj.edu. FAME … THE MUSICAL contains language that may not be suitable for children under 13. Contact Sarah Roy at saroy@fscj.edu or (904) 442-2933 for show materials and interview opportunities for SMTEs production of FAME … THE MUSICAL. INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (FCWD) (DBA CareerSource Northeast Florida), will release an Invitation-to-Negotiate on Monday, June 23, 2014 for Hosted VOIP Telecommunication Solution & Services to be performed September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 with an annual option to renew through June 30, 2019. A copy of the request will be available beginning Monday, June 23, 2014 at http://www.careersourcenefl.com/partner_vendor/request_for_proposals.aspx or at 1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 250, Fleming Island, FL 32003. For additional information contact: D. Nevison 904/213-3800, x2010. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT 11:00 AM (EST) July 14, 2014. PUBLIC NOTICE

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