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Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.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 Local 12 Year Old Arrested for Murder of Homeless ManMISSINGCHILDREN The late Charles W. Cherry Sr., of Daytona Beach is now the second Black journalist to be inducted into the Florida Press Hall of Fame. Cherry, who died in 2004, was a Korean War Veteran and known for his tremendous service with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Daytona Beach City Commission. He launched his Westwide Wrapper newspaper in Daytona Beach in 1969. That publication eventually became the Daytona Times. In 1989, he launched the Florida Courier and a radio station. Three years before his death, his family was said to have owned or operated 11 radio stations across three states. Eric Simpson, who founded The Florida Star became the first Black member of the Florida Press Hall of Fame in 2003. The Hall of Fame includes inductees who had careers dating back to 1888.The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to file a law suit against President Obama, the first such suit filed against a president of the U.S. in the countrys history. The vote was 225 to 221. Boehner claims President Barack Obama abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution, alleging he mishandled the Affordable Care act. Meanwhile, the President has responded, advising them to stop hating. We could do so much more if Congress would just come on and help out a little bit, he said. Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Lets get some work done together. Imagine how much further wed be, how much stronger our economy would be, if Congress was doing its job too. Wed be doing great. He went on to say that by the time anything came of the lawsuit, he probably wouldnt be in office. Instead of suing me for doing my job, I want Congress to do its job and make life a little better for the Americans who sent them there in the first place. Stop posturing, Obama said. I know theyre not happy that Im president, but thats OK. Come on. Ive only got a couple years left. Lets get some work done. Then you can be mad at the next president.PRESIDENTNOT SHAKENBY BOEHNER SUIT The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office is confirming the arrest of a 12 year-old following a homeless mans murder. The victim Thomas Trent, 54 years old was found deceased on June 28, 2014 at 7411 103rd Street in the parking lot. Surveillance video from area stores was located and helped investigators identify the suspect. A second individual was with the suspect when the shooting took place. He confirmed with investigators that suspect Sharron Sherman Townsed, 12 years old was the shooter. The victim was shot one time in the head. The victim was not robbed. A .22 caliber gun was used. The gun has not been recovered. This appears to be a spontaneous random murder. The suspect gave admissions to police reference the incident when interviewed. The suspect Sharron Townsend has been arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit and charged with murder. Photo released by JSO. ( SEE FULLSTORY ON PAGE 9). USGold Medalist and Jacksonville Track Star KilledThe Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) has confirmed a third case of chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes. If a person is infected and bitten by a mosquito, that mosquito may later spread the infection by biting another person. The case involves a 15 year old female with recent out of country travel. JOHNSONS PARENTS SUING GEORGIA SCHOOL BOARD IN SONS MAT DEATHWhen you heard his music, you thought he was amazing, especially if you heard him first as a young child. When you see Get On Up, you know he was amazing. It is truly a must see movie that will help you see the genius as a musician, an entrepreneur and as a survival. James Brown Black and Proud. The cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson and Octavia Spencer. Director Tate Taylor is also known for his film The Help. James Brown theatres this weekend The parents of Kendrick Johnson, the Valdosta teen found dead in rolled up gym mat at school have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school administrators. Johnson was found dead in 2013. The lawsuit filed was filed last week in Lowndes County Superior Court. Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson are seeking to hold the county school board, school superintendent and the principal of Lowndes High School responsible in their sons death. The document stated their son died at the hands of one or more students while upon the property of Lowndes High School and during its normal hours of operation. district had not been served with the lawsuit. Nine months after U.S. Attorney Michael Moore ordered a federal review of Johnsons nothing has been released. Johnsons parents are seeking unspecified monetary damages from the school system.Florida Press Hall of Fame Inducts Second Black Journalist CHIKUNGUNYADISEASEINAREA Charges To Be Dropped Against Mom Who Left Kids BRUNSWICK COPS CONCERNED OVER BUSINESS AND AUTO THEFTS IN CITYBusinesses in Brunswick are working to solve two business related robberies. They are also advising people to secure vehicles to avoid being a victim. The first robbery occurred on Friday July 25, 2014 at approximately 10:37 PM at L Street Liquors, located at 1800 L Street. Two black male suspects with handguns entered the store and robbed the business. Suspect fled the scene. The second incident occurred Saturday July 26, 2014 at 12:48 PM, at Toms Tire, located at 1501 First Street. During this incident the victim was shot. Two black male were seen leaving the scene. At this time it is unknown if these two incidents are connected. If you have any information that may assist in this investigations please call Det. Carla Futch at 912-279-2641 or 912-222-0786. In the past two weeks, the Brunswick Police Department has had 17 Entering Auto thefts. Of those 17, 9 of the vehicles (53%) were unlocked or probably unlocked. Please lock your vehicles and also make sure you don't leave valuables in plain sight, authorities stated. We are evaluating the locations of these entering autos and our AP Squad is considering how they can help reduce these crimes. Charges will be dropped against Shanesha Taylor, the Arizona mother who left her children in a car during a job interview. Though free, Taylor must first complete parenting and substance abuse treatment programs, and set up child care and education trust funds for her children. The trust fund was set up by people who raised fund to support her when her story initially broke and made national headlines.
THE ST. THOMAS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will be celebrating the 28th Anniversary of their beloved Pastor, Ernie L. Murray, Sr., on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Kick-off with 8:00 a.m. Worship Service, Pastor Clifford Johnson will bring the spoken word, his choir and ushers from the Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Chrurch will accompany him. At 10:45 a.m. Whorship, Rev. Ernie L. Murray, Jr., of Aiken, South Carolina will bring the spoken word. We invite the public to share in these services. The church is located at 5863 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, FL. The Historic Mount Zion A.M.E. Church located at 201 East Beaver Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, will celebrate its 148th Annual Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 10 am. This years theme is: 148 Years Building a Solid Foundation by Trusting in the Lord . The Speaker for this occasion will be the Rev. Lorenzo Ewing of The Fellowship of Love Church located in Houston, Texas. There are several activities leading up to the Celebration Services including: A Summer Concert featuring music by renowned organist James Smith on Saturday, July 26th at 6:30 pm; An Old Fashioned Dress-up Day on Sunday, July 27th at the 10 am Worship Services. Fashion period ranges from 1866 to 1966. The theme of the day continues with an Old Fashioned Soul Food Feast immediately following the Worship Services; An Old Fashioned Family Fun Day Saturday, August 2nd from 11 am to 4 pm. This event takes place on the Church grounds; and A Prayer Brunch on Saturday, August 2nd at 11 am. The culmination of event activities will feature Celebration Worship Services on Sunday, August 10th at 10 am. For additional information, contact Anniversary Celebration Co-Chairs Carol S. Goodwin, Corrie Thompson, and Evelyn Whaley or Jean Pettis of the Church Public Relations Office at (904) 355-9475. Men are invited by the Mens Ministry of First Church for a Breakfast & Seminar, featuring the Rev. G. Vincent Lewis, Pastor of Social Justice at the Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church of Decatur, GA. The seminar titled: How to Lead Our Families Into Healthier Relationship will be held Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. 12 p.m., at First Church, 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Call 386446-5759 for more info. Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor. JACKSONVILLE, FL BAKER Harvey Stalker Haines, 60, died July 26, 2014. CAMPBELL Dianna, died July 25, 2014. CHICKEL Lean Claude, died July 28, 2014. COLEMAN, Donald Steven, died July 26, 2014. COLEMAN James, 90, died July 26, 2014. DONALDSON Sandra, died July 27, 2014. DOUBERLEY Roy Pascal, 88, died July 26, 2014. DREWERY, Lela A., died July 24, 2014. ELLIS Steven Maurice, III, died July 21, 2014. EYERS Robert, 58, died July 28, 2014. FLETCHER, Elmira Ophelia Peaches, died July 28, 2014. GLOVER, Ronald, 53, died July 22, 2014. HAMILTON Arthur Lee, 79, died July 24, 2014. HENDERSON Brentley James, died July 21, 2014. JOHNSON Baby Girl Liberty, died July 23, 2014. JOHNSON Robert Lee, died July 23, 2014. JOINER, Evelyn, died July 25, 2014. MAYFIELD, James Everett, 72, died July 24, 2014. McCLINTON, Floyd, Jr., 89, died July 22, 2014. McGRIFF Barbara Jones, died July 26, 2014. McQUEEN Gomez, died July 28, 2014. McRAE Marie T., 91, died July 24, 2014. MERCHANT Gloria, died July 26, 2014. MERRITT Nero R., died July 23, 2014. MERRITT Virlene Mixon, died July 23, 2014. MITCHELL Martha Gordon Caldwell, 89, died July 24, 2014. OWENS Adaryl D., 39, died July 16, 2014. OWENS, WillieMae Whitfield, died July 22, 2014. PARIS, Cynthia Reynolds, 59, died July 20, 2014. PARKS Patricia Darlene, 55, died July 28, 2014. PAYTON, Alvoid, Jr., 70, died July 24, 2014. PHILIPPSEN, Doris Virginia, 90, died July 20, 2014. READING, Ethel Pauline, 82, died July 27, 2014. RICHARDS Carla, died July 28, 2014. ROBERTS, Marion P., died July 25, 2014. ROGERS Herbert P., 87, died July 26, 2014. SIMMONS Darryl L., 54, died July 22, 2014. SIRMONS Edith, 75, died July 26, 2014. SMITH, James Jonas, 86, died July 23, 2104. THOMAS Robert L., died July 27, 2014. ~ ~SURROUNDING CITIES FISHER, Gina, 54, died July 14, 2014. (Gainesville) FRANKLIN, Dea. Mark Mason, died July 18, 2014. (Gainesville) JONES, Clara Nell, 72, died July 19, 2014. (Ft. White) LEWIS, Ruth, 92, died July 16, 2014. (Archer) MOTT, Kenneth Kinnard, 77, died July 21, 2014. SMITH, Lauratta Williams Jimmy, 77, died July 18, 2014. SPIKES Crispus L., 39, died July 19, 2014. ~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS HICKS, Beth Ann, Mama Beth, died July 24, 2014. BAKER Doris, died July 29, 2014. COLENE Eberly, 80, died July 29, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR AUGUST 2, 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/Mentor Making 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.
AUGUST 2, 2014THESTARPAGE 3 Youths Page COLORSFind and circle all of the words that are hidden in the grid. The words may be hidden in any direction. For Perry Thurston, the August 26 primary may be his first step on the way to history. If elected this year, Thurston would be the first black Attorney General and the first elected black cabinet officer since Reconstruction. I believe that with success comes as obligation to serve, said Thurston. I am blessed to have had opportunities in my life and I want to use those opportunities to improve the lives of others. Thurston graduated from Morehouse College in 1982 with honors in Finance. He worked at a bank for two years but left after witnessing injustice in the workplace. As a result, he went to law school and graduated in 1987. He served in the Broward County Public Defenders office before entering private practice in criminal defense and public finance. I made a promise when I became a defense attorney I would always do my best and respect my clients wishes, said Thurston. I had seen too many people rolled over by a system that did not care about them. I think everyone deserves someone that will fight for them. In 2006, Thurston was elected as a State Representative for Fort Lauderdale and Broward. He focused on voting rights, protecting education and raising the minimum wage. Progress Florida named him a Middle-Class Champion b ased on his voting record. In 2012, his colleagues elected him Democratic Leader. Thurston has achieved notoriety for his aggressive style. Last year, the Sunshine State News editorialized that he never hesitated in taking the fight to Republicans. During the 2013 session, he masterminded a read the bills strategy that brought the House to standstill until the body acted on Medicaid expansion. In 2014, he forced a vote on repealing Stand Your Ground despite pundits declaring the issue dead. Perry is a fighter, said Chris Smith, the Democratic Leader in the State Senate. He has stood up to Rick Scott, Pam Bondi, and the entire Republican leadership in Tallahassee. For sure he doesnt just go along to get along. Polls have consistently shown Thurston statistically tied with his Republican opponent Pam Bondi. But strategists say turnout will be critical. We need high African-American turnout, said Jon Nixon, Thurstons Field Coordinator. Not just on November 4, but in the Democratic primary on August 26. We cant miss this opportunity to make history. The Democratic primary is August 26. Thurston Looks To Make History As First Black Attorney General Perry ThurstonBEIGE BLACK BLUE BROWN GOLD GRAY GREEN IVORY ORANGE PINK PURPLE REDspacer ROSE SILVER TURQUOISE VIOLET WHITE YELLOW Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Presented a $500,000.00 Endowment to Howard University, the Institution Where the Venerable Organization was Founded 100 years ago. This Endowment Represents a Historic Funding Agreement for an Organization of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.'s size. WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 -On Friday, July 25, 2014, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. President Jonathan A. Mason announced a $500,000.00 endowment to Howard University. President Mason made the presentation to Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, the newly appointed President of Howard University. This historic presentation represents Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.'s reflection on its glorious past and the enormous achievements it has attained to date. Howard University has been the beacon light from which all of the organization's amazing accomplishments have shined. Established on January 9, 1914, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is a service organization consisting of college educated men. Over its existence, the well respected community service organization has grown to a membership of over 150,000 with chapters in every state within the United States of America. Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, Howard University, Jean B. Lamothe, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Held at Howard University Hospital Tower Bldg., Washington, DC. JTA to Waive STAR Card Fee in August & SeptemberJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA July 31, 2014 Get your STAR card today! The Jacksonville Transp ortation Authority (JTA) invites you to purchase any fare product in the months of August and September and the $2.00 fee will be waived on the yellow STAR card. To take advantage of this offer, simply purchase any fare product from a ticket vending machine (TVM) or a cashier at the Rosa Parks Transit Station ticket booth during August and September. The STAR card must be loaded with 1, 3, 7, 31-day passes or any dollar value in order for the $2 fee to be waived. The STAR (Simply Tap and Ride) Card allows JTA riders to pay their bus, trolley and shuttle fare without the need for cash by simply tapping the card on the fareboxes. When riders use their STAR card instead of cash, it speeds up the boarding process, imp roving on-time performance for everyone. There are other benefits associated with having a STAR card. For example, JTA offers a web-based card registration process that provides value protection. If a registered card is lost or stolen, the remaining value will be restored on the new card by JTA. The STAR card is durable, contains a microchip and can be reloaded with any fare product for up to three years. For additional information on the STAR card program, please contact the JTAs customer service line at (904) 630-3100, STAR hotline at (904) 632-3800; TDD (904) 630-3191 or visit www.jtafla.com.
AUGUST 2, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 4 TALK OF THE TOWN Florida Alton Packaging Anheuser Busch Atlantic Ice and Coal Bush Boake Allen Citrus Machinery City of Jacksonville Department of Electric and Water CSX Transportation Cummer Lumber Florida power General Foods Gibbs Shipyard Glidden Chemical Glidden Paint Growers Container Corp Jacksonville Shipyard Keene Corp Liquid Carbonic Merrill Stevens Shipbuilding Millennium Specialty Chemicals National Container New York Laundry Northside Generating Station Owens Corning St. Regis Paper Plant St. Johns River Shipyard Seaboard Airline Railway Southern Pine Chemical Standard Lumber Co Stone Container Trumbull Asphalt USG Union Camp Paper/Chemical US Naval Air Station Asbestos is Americas greatest industrial killer, and it can take over thirty years to develop symptoms to the devastating diseases it causes. For those who have been a ected, special Trust Funds have been set up to compensate you for your exposure. However, you have to take the rst step and claim it. Attorney Adam Jarvis at the E.J. Saad Law Firm can help you do just that. attorney directly. Call ATTORNEY ADAM JARVIS at the E.J. SAAD LAW FIRM Alton Packaging Anheuser Busch Atlantic Ice and Coal Bush Boake Allen Citrus Machinery City of Jacksonville Department of Electric and Water CSX Transportation Cummer Lumber Florida power General Foods Asbestos over thirty years to develop symptoms to the devastating diseases it causes. For those who have been a ected, special Trust Funds have been set up to compensate you for your exposure. However, you have to take the rst step and claim it. Attorney Adam Jarvis at the E.J. Saad Law Firm can help you do just that. attorney directly. Alton Packaging Anheuser Busch Atlantic Ice and Coal Bush Boake Allen Citrus Machinery City of Jacksonville Department of Electric and Water CSX Transportation Cummer Lumber Florida power General Foods attorney directly. If you or someone you know are 60 years of age or older and worked at one, or any combination, of the following jobsites for 5 years or more prior to 1982, then you may have been exposed to asbestos. Local Member Sits on International Board of Directors 2014 2016 sorority year. awareness. SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY ELECTS NEW OFFICERSAngela Spears
AUGUST 2, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 5 FOR FUTURE MEDICARE BENEFICIARIESTurning 65? Its time to take a new look at Medicare. All of our plans offer more benets than Original Medicare: No monthly plan premiums Keeping the HEALTH in health care.www.CarePlusJacksonville.com CarePlus is one of the highest-rated plans in Florida. You can enroll at any point between the three months before your 65th birthday, the month of your birthday, and the three months after. So give yourself the gift of health with a Medicare Advantage Plan from CarePlus.Sixty-five isnt what it used to be. Even Medicare has to change to keep up with you. Thats why CarePlus offers a variety of Medicare Advantage Plans for a new generation of beneficiaries the ones we call The New Face of Medicare.South and North Florida, Tampa and Orlando Area, Treasure & Space Coast. CarePlus is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CarePlus depends on contract renewal. The benet information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. In addition, the benefits listed above may not be available in all areas or on all plans. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benets, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The Part B premium may be covered through your State Medicaid Program. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. A sales person will be answering the phone and will respond to any questions.H1019_MKFNPR422G AcceptedActual CarePlus membersPeter Evelyne Grace CPP-5468-E_PN_AgingIn_FloridaStar_8_2.indd 1 7/21/14 5:17 PM
PAGE 6 THE STAR AUGUST 2, 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: Lakenya Calloway Age: 17 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 7/07/14 Name: Burthland Forde Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 7/22/14 Name: Parese Burden Age: 18 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 7/14/14 Name: Renodia Carter Age: 15 Weight: 100 lbs Last seen: 7/07/14MOSTWANTED Name: Quantel Merrill Beasley Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: James A. Bell Offense: Grand Theft Firearm, Aggravated Assault Name: Devin Napaul Black Offense: Aggravated Battery w/Deadly Weapon Beware of Police Extortion Scams! Swindlers have hit the online dating scene and are targeting unsuspecting daters by passing themselves off as law enforcement officers working cases of internet crimes against children. Investigators first learned of the scam around March of this year and believe the suspects may have targeted more than a hundred victims. Working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, detectives from the Strategic Investigation Division have pinpointed the scammers mode of operation and are warning the public about the ruse. Most of the victims were users of an online dating/chat forum. The suspects, posing as daters, engage the victims in conversations, eventually asking them to send sexually explicit pictures. Once the victim does, the suspect identifies himself as a law enforcement officer. The suspect claims the picture was sent to a minor and tells the victim to pay a fine via Western Union or money order to avoid being arrested on a federal warrant. The crime, known as sextortion, is defined as sexual blackmail. Victims, fearing public shame or being outed, have paid between $500 and $1,500 to meet the extortionists' demands. In these cases, the scammers use a law enforcement angle in an attempt to add legitimacy and urgency to the hoax by threatening arrest or prosecution. In variations of this scam, the suspects have identified themselves as United States Customs and Border Patrol agents to victims attempting to buy medications online. The scammer states the victim is in violation of online pharmaceutical transactions (i.e. trafficking Viagra, Codeine or other controlled substances) and says the victim must pay a fine to avoid prosecution. Since 2010, law enforcement officers have encountered the fake red light scam, IRS collection scam, missed jury duty scam and injured/incarcerated family member scam. All of these scams are carried out in a similar manner. Things you should know: No law enforcement agency will ever contact you by telephone to demand money or any other form of payment. Citizens are reminded to use caution when conducting any online transaction or conversation originated in chat room forums. Never give out your personal information in response to an unsolicited phone call or email. If you receive a phone call from anyone claiming to be a federal agent or other law enforcement official seeking money, refuse the demand and report the threat to your local law enforcement agency immediately. Safety Wanted Suspects Police are trying to identify two masked burglary suspects. Police were dispatched in reference to an alarm. Investigation revealed the business had been burglarized. Surveillance video from the store shows two individuals enter the store from a large hole in the wall of the business. The two took numerous items and then left through the same point in which they accessed the business. Anyone who has any information about the identity or location of these suspects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000. Four Wanted for Multiple Armed Burglaries FinallyArrested It started with an armed burglary which occurred at a house where the suspects started banging on the front door and then on a bedroom window. Convinced that no one was home, the intruders broke in through a window. However, they fled emptyhanded when they spotted two children, ages 13 and 10, in the house. The frightened children werent able to give a detailed description of the suspects. However, they did take note of one critical clue about the white SUV in their driveway. The next afternoon, a homeowner left to run an errand. When she returned to her home, there was a white SUV backed into the driveway. As the homeowner pulled into her driveway and sped off quickly, cutting across the front yard to get away. The startled intruders quickly fled the neighborhood, making off with jewelry and a laptop computer. The crime was captured on the victims surveillance system, including images of one of the suspects holding a gun while scanning the inside of the residence during the burglary. The surveillance system also captured the suspects once again knocking on doors and then breaking in after getting no answer. A bulletin was sent to all officers to be on the lookout for the white SUV that was spotted at both crime scenes. Less than two days later, at about 12:30 a.m., the SUV was spotted again, this time by an officer who saw it leaving the parking lot of a convenience store. After police tracked the muddy tire marks to a house, they walked up the driveway towards the garage. The garage door was open just a foot or two, and deputies could hear voices inside. But when they got closer, the garage door closed the rest of the way. So they put the house under surveillance while investigators obtained a search warrant. The first to come out of the house and be questioned was 18-year-old Kenneth Beauford, who lives at the home. He claimed that a friend had called to say that he was running from the police and asked him to open his garage so that he could hide his Lexus SUV from police who were looking for him. Beauford claimed that after hanging out for a while, his friend had driven off. However, because police were watching the house, they knew that Beauford was lying and no one had left. Confronted with his lie, Beauford admitted that the SUV was still there and that he knew it was stolen. He also said that his friends had been driving it for about a month and had used it to commit several crimes. Police spent much of that day searching the house, interviewing witnesses, recovering stolen property, and piecing the cases together, which resulted in four arrests. Beauford, 20-year-old Javonte Porter, and 21-year-old Courtney Tillman were all arrested on two counts of armed burglary on $100,000 bond. 25-year-old Jason Realford was arrested on fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, and grand theft of a motor vehicle on $30,000 bond. Woman Invites Facebook Friend to Party and Later Gets Raped by Him and His Friends Three men were arrested for raping a woman. Police say the victim went to a party one night with one of her Facebook friends and two others. This case is a good example of the dangers that can result from meeting strangers on social media. When they left the party, the victim asked to be taken home. Instead, she was driven to one of the suspect's homes where the sexual battery occurred. After she was allowed to get dressed, the victim ran outside and into the driveway of a nearby home where a patrol car was in the driveway. The victim was examined at a local hospital. Detectives interviewed the suspects who gave conflicting statements. Detectives concluded from their investigation that the three had committed sexual battery. 19-year-old Stenley Larose, 20-year-old Kenzy Francois, and 21-year-old Gupeone Belizaire were all arrested for first degree sexual assault The next morning the bond was set at $200,000 for each suspect. The investigation is continuing. Kenneth Beauford Javonte Porter Courtney Tillman Jason Realford Stenley Larose Kenzy Francois Gupeone Belizaire On the Lookout!
AUGUST, 2, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida LOCAL At the June meeting of the Jacksonville Young Demo crats, the organizations president, Joey McKinnon, pre sented local civil rights leader Dorothy Pitman Hughes with their Margin of Victory award, an award reserved for community members that have done exceptional work for getting young voters politically engaged. Explaining the basis for the decision to present Ms. Pitman Hughes with the award, McKinnon said, Dorothy has long been a mentor, speaker, and organizer with the Jacksonville Young Democrats and we value her history and wisdom. Dorothys Im pretty sure some in this room have experienced racism, some in this room have experienced sexism, and I know for a fact no one in this room is top 1% rich -so Dorothy The Jacksonville Young Democrats are a local group of progressive voters, ages 18 to 40, dedicated to getting young voters politically and civically engaged. The organi zations extensive get out the vote plan convinced the Young Democrats of America to recognize the Jacksonville Young Democrats as 2014s National Chapter of the Year in the local small chapter category. The Jacksonville Young Democrats will begin their tion and encourage volunteers to join them, get training, and get involved. They can be reached at Facebook, Twitter (@jaxyoungdems), and at email@example.com. Jacksonville Young Democrats, Honor Local Civil Rights Leader Jacksonville, Florida, July 28, 2014 All About Kids & Families (AAKF) Medical Center is proud to announce their recent ex pansion to include Family Medicine, now accepting adult patients. Dr. Kia M. Mitch ell will head the new facility located on the AAKF campus located at 12086 Fort Caro line Road. Family Medicine Physician born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating with honors from Episcopal High School, she attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Geor gia. Dr. Mitchell graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology PreMed and subsequently received a scholarship to attend the University of Miami, School of Medicine. After receiving her Medical Doc torate (M.D.) degree, she returned home to Jacksonville and completed her residency training in Family Medicine. Prior to join ing All About Kids & Families, she worked as an attending physician with both EmCare Emergency Group and the Titan Emergency Group for over 8 years. Dr. Mitchell is very active in the Jackson ville community. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Jack sonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated and attends Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church with her family. She is happily married with three children; stepson Charles III 16 (Tre), son Jace5 and daughter Paija 6 months. As a fellow Jacksonville native, AAKF Medical Director, Dr. James A. Joyner IV is thrilled to have Dr. Mitchell join the AAKF team. For the past decade, All About Kids & Families has been serving families in the Jacksonville community, accepting most in surances, including Medicaid. Our 365 day a year schedule, with extended hours from 8:00am 8:00pm, Monday through Sunday ibility to schedule their appointments around their other important priorities, like work, family, and extracurricular activities. We take pride in being there when our patients need us most, said Dr. James A. Joyner IV. All About Kids & Families Medical Center is dedicated to providing high quality, afford able, convenient health care to all patients. Child-centered and family-focused, their team of medical professionals collaborates with you to ensure that you receive individu alized treatment to help you get healthy and stay healthy. For more information, contact Jeanine J. Ferguson at 904.565.1271 or visit www.allaboutkidsandfamilies.com.All About Kids & Families Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Kia Mitchell To Lead Ken Jefferson, Candidate for Jacksonville Sheriff, Jacksonville, Fla., Ken Jefferson, Candi date for Sheriff, has turned in enough valid signatures to qualify by petition to run for Campaign collected more than seven-thou sand signatures from Duval County voters to Sheriff to get the currently required number paign for Sheriff, said Jefferson. My goal was to collect petitions early in the campaign and I am so proud of the volunteers who helped me achieve this objective. We still have a long way to go before the March 24, 2015 election, and I can now focus on con necting with Duval County voters to share my vision for the future of the Jacksonville Election law, as it stands, requires candi verify 5,573 voter signatures through the Su valid signatures may change after the 2014 candidate must gather signatures of 1% of the registered voters during the last general elec tion. Jefferson is a 24 year veteran of the Jack and community leader. During his time with JSO, he served as a Federal Program Coor dinator in charge of the Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) Program, which involved training, teaching and mentoring targeted at risk youth. For more information, visit www. ken4sheriff.com. Jacksonville, Fla. All About Kids & Fami lies (AAKF) Medical Center is proud to an ily Medicine, now accepting adult patients. Dr. Kia M. Mitchell will lead the new facil ity located on the AAKF campus located at 12086 Fort Caroline Road. Family Medicine Physician born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating with honors from Episcopal High School, she at tended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Mitchell graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology PreMed and subsequently received a scholarship to attend the University of Miami, School of Medicine. After receiving her Medical Doc torate (M.D.) degree, she returned home to Jacksonville and completed her residency training in Family Medicine. Prior to joining All About Kids & Families, she worked as an attending physician with both EmCare Emer for over eight years. Dr. Mitchell is very active in the Jacksonville community. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Jackson and Jill of America, Incorporated and attends Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church with her family. She is married with three children; daughter Paija 6 months. As a fellow Jacksonville native, AAKF Medical Director, Dr. James A. Joyner IV is thrilled to have Dr. Mitchell join the AAKF team. For the past decade, All About Kids & Families has been serving families in the Jack sonville community, accepting most insuranc es, including Medicaid. Our 365 day a year schedule their appointments around their other tracurricular activities. We take pride in being there when our patients need us most, said Dr. James A. Joyner IV. All About Kids & Families Medical Center is dedicated to providing high quality, afford able, convenient health care to all patients. Child-centered and family-focused, their team of medical professionals collaborates with you to ensure that you receive individualized treat ment to help you get healthy and stay healthy. Learn MoreFor more information, contact Jeanine J. Fergu son at 904-565-1271 or visit www.allaboutkid sandfamilies.com. Dr. Kia Mitchell, To Lead
PAGE THESTAR AUGUST. 2014Risley High School Class of 1964 Reunites in Brunswick, Ga LOCALNEWS Members of the Risley high School class of 1964 converged in Brunswick, Georgia July 18-20, 2014 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their high school graduation. The reunion theme This Is It! expressed for the classmates that 50 years had zoomed past for this baby boomer generation, however, the classmates love for Dear Old Risley had not faded. The kickoff for the reunion celebration was a cookout at Selden Park, July 18th. The classmates and their guests reminisced that 50 years ago Selden Park was the only park for African Americans to congregate. At that time Selden Park had an Olympic sized pool, a mini golf course, tennis courts, and more. he classmates and their guests continued the celebration during a July 19th banquet and dance at the Stellar Center. A surprise treat during the evening was entertainer and former resident Danny Clay (son of one of the 1964 classmates) who crooned and delighted the class members. Sunday morning, July 20th at Zion Baptist Church the class members donated Bibles to the Womens Sunday School class in honor of a deceased classmate (Jacquelyn B. Bryant). A bon voyage luncheon at Captain Joes Restaurant concluded the weekend celebration but not the joy the classmates shared and the new memories to cherish of a high school reunion. Weekly ad in hand. Coupons in pocket. BOGO-vision on. Its time to save.publix.com/save The Risley High Class of 1964 50th Reunion Picnic The Risley High Class of 1964 Class Reunion Mayor Cornell Harvey and Mr. Mauice (Stella) Wilson
PAGE 9 THE STAR AUGUST 2, 2014 SPORTS ATHENS, Ga. Former Jacksonville high school and University of Georgia champion sprinter Torrin Lawrence died early Monday morning, July 28 in a car accident on Interstate 75 near Cordele, Ga. A Jacksonville native, Lawrence captured Southeastern Conference and NCAA titles and set a collegiate record during his SEC history and still holds three-school records. community, I was shocked and pained with news of Torrins death, said Bulldog head coach Wayne Norton. First, my prayers for comfort are for Torrins mother and family. and remember him as one of the greatest talents I have ever seen in our sport and as a gentleman. Since his time as a Bulldog, Lawrence had been running professionally and representing his country in international competitions. The graduate of Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville also set a collegiate tional, which is fourth on the all-time list. cords. Funeral service for Torrin Lawrence, will Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, located at 215 Bethel Baptist Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville track star killed in Ga. car crash Torrin Lawrence, Photos by UGA Sports InformationJaguars host Mega Event at stadium unveil largest video display boardsBy Mike Bonts FLORIDA SPORTS WIRE Last Saturday nights Mega event at EverBank Field began with a friendly soccer match featuring Jaguars owner Shad Kahns London based Fulham Football Club and concluded with a concert from country music superstar Carrie Underwood. In between the new video boards were unwide making them the largest in the world tion, showed the versatility and quality of the vation to the stadium. Our vision from the beginning was to make EverBank Field a destination, to give sible, and to keep and attract world-class events to downtown Jacksonville and the all of these goals will be met, Khan said. digital canvas, with each display spanning ing the Jaguars to show more than just the game live or on replay at a given time. There was also activity in the new North els with all inclusive food and beverages. The area includes two swim spas measuring 12 feet wide by 25 feet long by three feet, guards. UNITED LOSES MATCH, GOALIE lands Fulham FC to open Saturdays festivities, DC United has returned to the MLS schedule minus a key player for the rest of the season. The match was costly for United. Goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra has been lost for the have also been sidelined. Frances Moussa Dembele scored all three of Fulhams goals. Fulham Football Club and Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Shad Kahn, with Jacksonville Mayor, Alvin Brown, and Jaxson de Ville, prior to the soccer match. (photo by Nancy Beecher) Donald Sterling lost his case in Los Angeles Superior Court against his wife Monday July 28, clearing the way for a $2 billion sale of his NBA team, the Clippers. At issue in the trial was whether Shelly Sterling acted properly when she took over the family trust in which the Clippers were held, citing the opinion of doctors that her husband was mentally incapacitated, and agreed to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas agreed with atwhen she negotiated the sale; that Donald Sterlings attempts to revoke the trust did not remove the courts jurisdiction in the case; and that a clause in California probate code, ing invulnerable to appeal. Donald SterlingJudge rules against Donald Sterling, L.A. Clippers team sale cleared Shelly Sterling National Basketball Players Association Elects Michele Roberts, First Female Pro Sports Union LeaderMichele Roberts, a prominent Washingwoman to lead a pro sports union when the NBA Players Association named her as its Roberts, an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher woman to lead a major North American sports league union. On behalf of the NBA, I would like to congratulate Michele Roberts on her appointment as the NBPAs Committee to ensure the continued health and growth of our game, said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in a statement following the election of Roberts. The partnership between our players and teams is the backbone of the league, and we are eager to continue working with the Players Association to build this relationship. I also want to thank ecutive Director over the past 18 months. Michele Roberts
RAINES HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES KICK OFF HYDRATION AWARENESS CAMPAIGN Duval County has some of the best athletes in the nation! As we all know, part of being a great athlete is being informed about staying hydrated and healthy. Proper hydration is essential for achieving the best performance in sports. In an effort to educate Duval athletes and the community on the importance of staying hydrated, Raines High School will host a Hydration Awareness Campaign kick-off event for 90 varsity football players, athletic coaches, district administrators and special guests. Event sponsor Coca-Cola will donate 170 cases of water and PowerAde to Raines High School for the schools student athletes. Additionally, sponsor GCA Services Group will donate water and the equivalent of 168 gallons of Gatorade powdered sports drink mix to all 17 high schools in Duval County. 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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 EAT UP DOWNTOWN RETURNS FOR EIGHTH YEAR Menus now available online www.eatupdowntown.com Theres nothing better than sizzling summertime dining deals Downtown. Downtown Jacksonville dishes out delectable cuisine at affordable prices during Eat Up Downtown. Nineteen local restaurants will offer threecourse, prix-fixe menus at $15, $25 or $35 price points. Plus, continuing this year, Foxy Lady Cruises offers dinner and a cruise along the St. Johns River for just $45. August 11 thru 24 At participating restaurants in Downtown JacksonvilleOPINION The Stewards of Faith and Social Science in Our CommunityBy Hakim Hazim Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed ?-Isaiah 53:1, English Standard Version In the history of mankind, there are really only two sources from which people derive thei r belief systems: faith and science. Solid faith is grounded in a trusted revealer and good science is based on the excellence of the practitioner, one who follows the patterns in order to discover the laws of the universe. God has revealed Himself in scripture and nature. We can know him through the study of both. As for Blacks, anyone who has studied our history knows that we were demonized by both the stewards of faith, slave masters, and the stewards of science rather pseudo scientists. We have come a long way, but we still have quite a ways to go as a people. We must be cautious in regard to who we follow and be diligent in regard to what we study. Isaiah 53:1 speaks of a God who is willing to reveal himself and meet the needs of people right where they are at. It speaks of the simplicity of belief and revelation. The sacred text is empowering on many levels and those of us who are Christians can testify to this. We say we have both believed the report and have seen the powerful arm of the Lord our God. This is the essence of faith and a starting point for venturing out into a troubled world in need of a people of compassion. As we ventured out, we began to see disturbing patterns in our communities of faith. Ill begin by speaking abou t some stewards who are more bent on self-aggrandizing than they are shepherding the people. As a believer I have seen my share of abuses in the church. Predatory preachers who fill the minds of people with mantras and formulas that promise a quick fix to all of their problemsprovided they follow their instructions and pay a faith fee or offering. Keep in mind these doctrines were not a part of the historical Black Church. Truth is, change is arduous and requires a supportive network. This is the essence of church. We need a true revival in our communities, one that seeks to restore the plain and simple truths of Christ. Some have said the Black church has been the greatest constant in ou r community since the days of slavery. I agree, but we have moved away from connectivity to wanton individualism and competition with one another. If Christ is the true steward of his church under the Fatherand he called us to unitywe should follow his model and only follow stewards who uphold this. As one with degrees in social science, I have reviewed the historical abuses in social science and academia. One could say we are the most studied of all the ethnic groups here in the US, from the family structure, poverty, criminal justice involvement and many other areas. There is one glaring problem to most studies: the stewards are not us an d dont fully understand our experience. Academia is not pure nor is the social science that proceeds from it. Academia at its best strives to be better and more accurate than yesterday. We as a people need to get involved in the scientific approaches taken toward us. I read an article by Dr. Boyce Watkins that articulates the challenges for us as a people when we dont fund our own research or expertise. His article, Its Time for Black Scholars to Escape the Academic Plantation describes his own experiences with academic institutions and his remedy. I applaud him for having the courage to speak out about these things. I am now in my late 40s. I look out at the landscape and see the things that are changingmany of them good I might addand the things that remain the same. My faith remains stronger than ever and my eyes are keener. Selfinterest has never left the human heart and never will. To think we are not afflicted or victimized by it is foolishness, Dont believe the hype. Take charge of your mind and the information you embrace. Our future as a people depends on it. 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Jones in partnership with The D.W. Perkins Bar Association, Inc & Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. Presents: Project R: Restoring Rights, Repairing Records and Rebuilding Hope Please join us as we work together to assist members of our community in restoring civil rights, sealing and expunging records in order to rebuild hope. Wells Fargo Historic Springfield Community Learning Center 1601 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Jacksonville, Florida, 32206 Sealing & Expunging Your Record Thursday, July 17, 2014, 6:15 PM 7:15 PM Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:15 PM 7:15 PM Restoring Your Civil Rights Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:15 PM 7:15 PM Representative Mia L. Jones 3890 Dunn Avenue Suite 901 Jacksonville, Florida, 32218 (904) 924 1615 Mia.Jones@myfloridahouse.gov 1 s t A n n ua l J a mbo r e e o n A v e n u e B F u nd r a i s i ng Ca r n i va l J ul y 2 6 2 0 1 4 1 1 : 0 0 a 4 : 0 0 p N C I C o m m u n i t y R e s o u r c e C e n t e r 4 9 9 0 A v e B J a c k s o n v i l l e F L 3 2 2 0 9 C a l l 9 0 4 7 6 5 9 8 3 0 f o r d e t a i l s o r e m ai l R hy ne t t C hat m an at r hyn e t t c @ a o l c o m C a r n i v a l G a m e s F o o d G a r a g e S a l e F R E E C a r W a s h ( w i t h p u r c h a s e of $ 5 R a f f l e ) R a f f l e ( $ 5 0 0 ) ( 4 T a b l e t s = 4 w i n n e r s ) H e a l th F a i r M i n i G ol f C o u r s e B i n g o F R E E W a t e r S l i d e F u n d s r a i s e d t o c o n t i n u e t o s e r v e Y O U o u r c o m m u n i t y A l l p r o c e e d s g o t o w a r d : C h i l d D e v e l o p m e n t C e n t e r W I N P r o g r a m F a m i l i e s & C h i l d r e n I n t e r v e n t i o n R e s o u r c e C e n t e r P r e O r d e r / P u r c h a s e D i n n e r s R i b ( $ 1 2 ) C h i c k e n ( $ 8 ) o r F i s h ( $ 8 ) G a r a g e S a l e i t e m s s o l d a s i s n o r e f u n d s F r e e C a r W a s h w i t h p u r c h a s e o f $ 5 r a f f l e t i c k e t Y o u d o n o t h a v e t o b e p r e s e n t t o w i n t h e TUESDAY AUGUST 5, 2014ON WCGL 1360 AM8:30 TO 9:00 P.M. 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