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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 Police Chief Retires Over Investigation MISSINGCHILDREN Generation Kids Daycare in Brunswick, Georgia following the death ofa three month old boy onAugust 12th. Br unswick Police Officers responded to the 2200 block of Pinewood Drive at 10:13 am in refer ence to an unresponsive three-month-old child. The infant, which officers confirmed to be black male, was in a crib at the daycare on Pinewood Drive. Daycare workers found the child unresponsive and called 911. Officers arrived on the scene and found employees doing CPR on the child. An officer took over CPR upon his arrival. The child was transported to South East Georgia Health Center, Brunswick Campus, where he was pronounced dead at 10:41 AM. The body was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations crime lab in Savannah for an autopsy. President Barack Obama has spoken on the heartbreaking death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, Missouri teen who was gunned down and left in the street for four hours before being moved by cops. The president and first lady sent condolences to Brown's family. "As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed." he said early last week during a press briefing. "I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding," he added. "We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Along with our prayers, thats what Michael and his family and our broader American community deserve." The violence has increased as rioters began looting the city. Brown's family demanded the officer responsible for shooting their son to be revealed but police had not released it. "If individuals are in a crowd that's attacking the police, they need to get out of that crowd,"Police Cheif Thomas Jackson said during a press conference on Thursday. "We can't individually go in and say, 'Excuse me sir, are you peacefully protesting? Are you throwing rocks? Are you throwing a Molotov cocktail?' It's a crowd. If the crowd is getting violent and you don't want to be violent, get out of the crowd." Thomas also said: "If you get tear-gassed it's your own fault." HAEL BROWNDEATH: President and nation responds to crisis taking over Ferguson, Missouri Isler Makes History Fugitive Shot &Killed By USMarshalls in FlaglerJust in time for the new school year, Duval County Public Schools has learned that it has been awarded $50 million from the Florida Department of Education. These funds made available from a Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) II will support and accelerate the districts commitment to improving and advancing technology in all schools. An additional $8 million in matching funds have been provided by community partners Jacksonville Public Education Fund, Emtec, Inc., Collaborative Solutions, Inc., bringing the total technology investment to nearly $60 million. Receiving QZAB II funding allows us to provide the type of technological education that our students and parents demand, said Superintendent Dr. Nikolai P. Vitti. As technology continues to advance throughout the world and economy, it is important that we provide our students and teachers with the tools to compete in todays educational landscape. We have taken a tremendous step forward in modernizing our educational system for all students, regardless of school performance or a students zip code. Plans for the technology funding include adding high density wireless and electric retrofits to every school which provides all classrooms to maximize devices; developing a portal data system to provide easy access to student data for parents, teachers, administrators, and district partners; providing devices for all middle schools districtwide, and providing a Teacher Interactive Bundle (to include an interactive whiteboard, document camera, audio system, and student response clickers) for all core middle school teachers. The funding will also bring the ratio of devices per student to 1:1 or 2:1 in all Duval Transformation Schools (DTO) /Quality Education for All (QEA) schools. Teacher Interactive Bundles will also be available for all core teachers in DTO/QEA schools. Finally, teachers district-wide will receive new laptops. Technology does not replace quality teaching, said Sara Bravo, principal at Julia Landon College Preparatory School. It is instead a great resource to build and improve teaching and learning in classrooms. The QZAB bond was available to only three zones in the State of Florida at the district level based on their designation as an Empowerment Zone. These zones include Duval County Public Schools, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the Southwest Florida Empowerment Alliance. Of the three zones, only Duval County was awarded funds under QZAB II. QZAB I was implemented in Duval County in 2013 allowing 41 schools to offer wireless access, electric retrofit, teacher interactive bundles, and devices. Many schools in the district are more than 50 years old. The QZAB bonds are creating an opportunity to update these schools to meet the growing technology trends and needs. DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS GAINS MORE THAN $58 MILLION FOR TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS Police Chief Tobe Green has retired following an internal investigation into the conduct of an online training program. Capt. Michael Melton and Sgt. Richard Evans, who were on paid administrative leave since July 15 pending the completion of an internal affairs investigation, have now resigned. The trio was given the option to resign or retire. Daycare Closed After Brunswick Baby Dies Man with Fetus Tattoo Wanted by Cops Jedidah Isler, PhD has broken a barrier in astrophysics. She has become the first Black woman to graduate with a PhD in Astronomy from Yale University. Dr. Isler was also awarded the American Astronomical Society (AAS)s Roger Doxsey Travel Prize. She received her undergraduate degree from Norfolk State University and her first master's from Fisk University. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office is currently looking for 29 yearold Edward Anuarr Blanchard. He is wanted for Home Invasion Robbery and has an active warrant for his arrest. The suspect has a $100,000 bond. The suspect has a tattoo of a fetus on his stomach. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Flagler County Sheriffs Office were attempting to serve a fugitive warrant service at home Wednesd ay morning in Espanola when a fatal shooting occurred. During the warrant service, the man identified as 24year-old Corey Tanner was shot by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Tanner was wanted for attempted murder. He was no stranger to law enforcement. According to records from the Florida Department of Corrections, Tanner's extensive criminal history includes convictions in 2007 for aggravated battery, resisting arrest with violence and cocaine possession. In 2010, he was for manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance. His family told media that he was bipolar with other mental issues and was on medication. The U.S. Marshal's Service had issued a statement saying Tanner was alone when the shooting occurred, conflicting with a statement Tanner's aunt told media stating that there were children inside the home.
St. Philips Episcopal Church will be hosting a Fundraiser in the month of September, the dates being 12th-13th and 26th27th. On both Saturdays, there will be a car wash, a DJ, raffles, wii video game competition, dominoes, and card games for adults. Lunches will be served on Fridays from 11:00am2:00pm and on Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm. The fundraiser will assist with the repair cost for our church buildings. For further information do call us at 9047.354.1053 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PRAISE CONNECTION 2014-When: Sunday September 28th, 2014 Time: 4:00 P.M. SHARP! Where: Saint Paul Lutheran Church Location: 2730 W. Edgewood Avenue Jack-sonville, Florida 32209 (Rev. James Wiggins Jr.Pastor) This event serves as the OFFICIAL debut of the A'saph Worship Team. Refreshments will be served immediately after this wonderful event. For More Information, contact the founder Jasmine J. Bullock at 352-708-0277. JACKSONVILLE, FL ADKINS Bobby, 78, died August 9, 2014. AKINS Lafayette, Infant, died August 3, 2014. ALLEN, Conchita, died August 10, 2014. ALLEN, Cotis L.T., died August 7, 2014. ALMAND, Ruth Croft, 97, died August 7, 2014. ANDERSON Mamie, 91, died August 10, 2014. BARBOUR, Jesse Eugene, Sr., 75, died August 10, 2014. BAXTER, Janice C., 71, died August 9, 2014. BELL, Samuel Edward, Sr., died August 2, 2014. BENTON, Master Kylo, Infant, July 31, 2014. BERRIAN, Regina, died August 10, 2014. BRASEL, Ora Travis Tre, III, 39, died August 6, 2014. BROWN, Maude M., 83, died August 4, 2014. BROWN, Willie Herman, 59, died August 5, 2014. BURROUGHS, William Nelson, died July 31, 2014. BUSH, Herman, 72, died August 12, 2014. BUYDASZ Thomas, 94, died August 7, 2014. CAIL Marjorie Ann, 74, died August 6, 2014. CALBETH, Carmen R. Bongie, died August 6, 2014. COX, Billy Joe, died August 5, 2014. CURTIS, Victor Irving, 83, died August 10, 2014. DAVIS Alberta W., 80, died August 6, 2014. DAVIS, Alfred E., 91, died August 8, 2014. DAVIS Mattie L., died July 31, 2014. DENMARK, Thelma Dicandio, 79, died August 3, 2014. DUNCAN, Gustarva Monique, died August 10, 2014. DUNLAP, Leuarn Lee, 78, died August 2, 2014. FLETCHER, Elouise Amiker, died July 31, 2014. GANGALE, Victor F., 68, died August 8, 2014. GIVENS, Samuel L., died August 9, 2014. GUILLORY Baby Egypt C., died August 4, 2014. HARRIS, Louis, 67, died August 5, 2014. ILES, Letha McBride, died August 7, 2014. JACKSON, Leutisha Tish, died August 4, 2014. JOHNSON, Ruth, 85, died August 10, 2014. JONES, Nathan Earl, 51, died August 6, 2014. JORDAN, Wanda Meme, 82, died August 10, 2014. KING, Titus, Jr., died August 4, 2014. KIRK, Marye Southerland, 86, died August 11, 2014. KITCHEN, Jewel, died August 8, 2014. LAND, Elizabeth, 79, died August 11, 2014. LITTLE, James Hoyle, died August 9, 2014. MARSHALL, Carolyn Yvonne, 51, died August 10, 2014. McALOON, Linda Jean, 60, died August 10, 2014. McCORMICK, Francis Louis, 61, died August 11, 2014. McLANE, George Brinson, 79, died August 7, 2014. MILES, Earl Johnson, 67, died July 24, 2104. MUFF, Clarence, 85, died August 6, 2014. MYERS, Freddie Lee, died August 7, 2014. PLEAS, Dotie, Jr., died August 7, 2014. POLLOCK, Berdell Mincy died August 2, 2014. REED, WillieMae, died August 10, 2014. RICHO, Earl, Sr., died August 9, 2014. ROYSTON, Veta Rae, 58, died August 11, 2014. SUMLAR, Jeffery W., died July 30, 2014. TEAGUE, James Larry, 82, died August 4, 2014. THOMAS, George Rome, 64, died August 8, 2014. THOMAS, Renona Oveida, 52, died August 5, 2014. TOE, Wortor, died August 8, 2014. WARD Eloise Maxine, 93, died August 11, 2014. WEST, Cloyd Thomas, Jr., 60, died August 11, 2014. WILEY, Howard, IV, 19, died August 6, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR AUGUST 16, 2014 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com 281 East 44th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32208 UnityMissionaryBaptist@aol.com Funeral Services, Wakes, Repass, Weddings, and Banquets Available For more information, please contact Mrs. Homes at: (904) 402-2816 or (904) 444-9143 ONE ACCORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL2971 Waller Street, Jacksonville, FL(904) 389-7373Bishop, Dr. Jan D. Goodman, Sr. PastorSunday School . . . . . . . . . Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE OUTREACH CENTER 5640 Timaquana Rd. Ste 6 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Dr. Beatrice House Apostle/Consultant/MentorMaking A Difference, One At A Time Services : Sunday... 10:00am Tuesday 7:00pm Prayer Ministry : 2nd Saturday.....10:30am Leadership Training : 3rd Tuesday.7:00pm For more information call: 904.778.7651 ~ ALL ARE WELCOME ~ Almighty God,Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love, through Jesus Christ our LORD. J.J. HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE RELEASE ROUSING NEW ANTHEM BLESS ME TO RADIO & ITUNES STORESoul-Stirring Track Features Donnie McClurkin The dynamic and much-celebrated music ensemble J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise has released a powerful new song of joy and inspiration entitled Bless Me. The rousing musical conversation with God features a vocal assist from platinum-selling recording artist Donnie McClurkin of Stand and We Fall Down fame. The digital track is currently available for download exclusively on the iTunes Store and it anchors the Soul Train Award nominated groups forthcoming live album I See Victory (Light Records) that releases to online platforms and to retail stores everywhere on October 28, 2014. iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bless-me-feat.-don nie-mcclurkin/id906432444?i=906432447 The 17-track set was recorded before an enthusiastic audience of worshippers at J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praises home church, The First Cathedral in Bloomfield, CT. The ambitious collection of songs range from rockedged tunes such as Nothing Compares to traditional, handclapping church songs such as The Blood Still Works. Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark Sheard, Vashawn Mitchell, Jason Nelson and Deon Kipping are among the gospel luminaries showcasing their talents on the brilliant project. For over a dozen years, Youthful Praise has been one of the most popular contemporary gospel choirs in the USA. Their hit songs such as After This, Lord of All, Resting on His Promise and Incredible God, Incredible Praise have served as the soundtrack to the lives of scores of Millennial-age churchgoers. The group has appeared on national television programs such as Good Morning America, BETs Celebration of Gospel, Conan OBrien, BETs Lift Every Voice, Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holliday Spectacular and BETs Sunday Best.
Mobilize asks us to consider what electromagnetic radiation might do to kids growing up with devices. (Photo via Mobilize) We all have a sneaking suspicion that our cell phones are bad for us. You hear it every day: they erode our attention span and keep us connected to social media when we should be paying attention to the people right in front of our eyes. But what if cell phones are actually physically bad for us? Mobilize, an upcoming documentary from filmmaker Kevin Kunze, is the first feature-length documentary to examine the possibly harmful effects of cell phone radiation. The production value is shoddy at best Mr. Kunze started the film as a student, and paid the production costs himself but the film is dense with professors and researchers who testify that the effects of cell phone radiation on the human brain are very real. The film zeroes in on a specific phenomenon the effects of the radiation in cell phones when they are held against the side of your head. Cell phones emit a small amount of electromagnetic radiation when they transmit a signal, and the film asks whether or not that radiation has any effect on the human brain, the most sensitive area cell phones come in contact with. As the film shows, most cell phone manufacturers include ass-covering disclaimers in their phone manuals, suggesting you keep your phone about an inch away from your face an absurd request for someone who needed to, say, make a phone call. The radiation is real, but unlike health risks from tobacco, certain medicines, or cars, the warning has been relegated to fine print in small books that almost no one reads. The FCC regulates both cell phone radiation and the media, and is heavily influenced by the cell phone industrys powerful lobbying group. (Photo via Mobilize) The biggest trouble with getting accurate research, Mr. Kunze said, is a tale as old as time in politics: lobbying money. For every independent research report that says theres a tie between cell phone radiation and brain tumors, theres an industry-sponsored report to refute it. Additionally, The Wireless Association (CTIA) has a tight grip on the FCC, which regulates both the media and cell phone radiation. When lawmakers in California tried to increase the visibility of radiation warning labels, the CTIA withdrew their annual convention from San Francisco and brought in executives from the top cell phone companies to block the legislation. The film makes multiple allusions to the lobbying playbook of the tobacco industry when it first started to become clear that cigarettes are unhealthy, but Mr. Kunze doesnt see tobacco as the best analogy. I think the better comparison is cars, which are another part of everyday life he said. It was years before we put in airbags and seatbelts, because we were blaming drivers for getting t-boned instead of focusing on what the industry could do. But plenty of people died in car accidents before that happened. When it comes to cell phones, it appears that were doing alright so far. After all, we havent seen incredible spikes in the number o f brain tumors to correlate with the sudden ever-presence of cell phones. The issue, Mr. Kunze says, is the threat to young kids. No generation before this one will have had cell phones since infancy, and developing brains are much more susceptible to electromagnetic radiation. Why not educate kids on this issue? Mr. Kunze asks. Theyre the ones who are most vulnerable, and theyre the ones were experimenting on. AUGUST 16, 2014THESTARPAGE 3 Youths PageDr. Claud Anderson Ask: Where Is Black Childrens Inheritance? St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Youth Choir Photos of Charlie Crist Campaign by Frank M. Powell, III Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church Youth Choir Z ion Hope Missionary Baptist Church Youth Choir Christina Smith taking selfie with the Governor Charlie Crist Governor Charlie Crist selfie Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church Youth Choir New Documentary Claims Cell Phone Radiation Is Tied To Brain Cancer Dr. Claud Anderson is the current president of PowerNomics Corporation of America Inc. The Harvest Institute, and WaterLand Fisheries, Inc. PowerNomics is a corporation that facilitates major business development, focusing on inner cities. PowerNomics is also a social-political-economic concept developed by Dr. Anderson that examines race and offers specific principles, strategies and activities for Black America to change behavior, establish accountability, and achieve unity of purpose in a way that allows for self-sufficiency and the ability to compete economically as a group. In his book, PowerNomics, Dr. Anderson draws on his experiences as an academic researcher, businessman, and federal and state politician to discuss how this can an d must be accomplished through a five-year national plan involving education, economics, politics, and black religious organizations. The motivation for developing the plan lies in the fact that despite the fact that blac k people make up Americas only non-immigrant group and were present in America before 98 percent of all immigrant groups, blacks are at the bottom of every economic, social, health, and political indicator. The following video is of Dr. Anderson discussing how the current generation o f black children has essentially inherited nothing from their parents in terms of wealth. He points out that 87 percent of white peoples income is unearned from things such as investments and rental properties and that the vast majority of black children do no t have those same opportunities to benefit from wealth that has been passed down from a previous generation. The wealth gap is a major part of what keeps those in the black community from being able to compete at the same level as whites economically. Dr. Anderson discusses the role that integration played in eliminating wealth for black families and what mus t change for black children to be able to come into the world with the same opportunities for success as white children. Dr. Claud Anderson President of PowerNomics Corporation of America, Inc.
AUGUST 16, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 4 TALK OF THE TOWN Florida Georgia 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. Jacksonville Native Leslie Highsmith joins Davidson Realty teamST. AUGUSTINE, FL. Davidson Re alty, Inc., a leader in Jacksonville and St. Augus tine residential real estate, re cently brought on Realtor Les lie Highsmith as its newest team member. With 15 years of banking experi ence, Highsmith brings to her position a great deal of know-how listening to clients and providing top-notch customer ser vice. Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson said, Leslies resume of expe rience is matched by her attentiveness to the needs of her customers. She is a su perb addition to our team of Realtors. A native of Jacksonville, Highsmith has cultivated comprehensive knowledge of Northeast Florida. Before following her passion for real estate, she earned a Bachelors degree in mathematics and garnered 15 years of experience with companies like Citigroup and Florida Blue. Highsmith is eager to embark on her new career and provide superior ser vice to her clients. Leslie Highsmith BRUNSWICK, GA. Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome new health care pro BC, to the Community Care Health System. degree from Howard University ton D.C., and completed her pe diatric internship and residency at the University of California, Davis, in Sacramento, Calif. She has a bachelors degree in human biology from Stanford University in, Palo Alto, Calif. Previously, Spring Hill location of Centennial Pediatrics, Nashville, Tenn., and at the Primary Care Network at UC Calif. Pediatric services provided at the Community Care Center include well-child care exams, newborn care, school and sports physicals, vision screenings, immunizations, nutrition guidance, sick-child di agnosis and treatment, and the di agnosis and treatment of attention cit hyperactivity disorder. Adult services include primary care, minor illness or injury care, blood work, preventive care, and dis ease management ranging from hypertension to diabetes to thy roid conditions. The Community Care Center health care providers prescribe medications, complete tests, interpret lab and diagnos tic results, plan an individualized course of action for each patient, and make referrals to appropriate specialists when needed. The Community Care Center is located at 3300 Fourth Street in day through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 912-466-5870 for pediatrics or 912-466-7400 for family medi cine.Brunswick Health System adds New Health Care Provider to Community Care Center Jacksonville, Fla The coming town, and it is bigger than ever! This years Cir cus Spectacular is set to begin August 20th and run through the 24th. Following last years soldout shows, this years circus will feature more seating to accommodate larger audi ences. Come and witness Americas Got Talents own Chicago Boyz dazzling the audience with their acro batic and basketball skills, or the gravity defying acrobats taking on the Spanish Web in all its splendor. Conveniently located only minutes from the St. Johns Shrine Circus is sure to be the family event of the year. Purchase tickets online now at JaxCircus.com.Morocco Shrine Circus coming to Jacksonville
Weekly ad in hand. Coupons in pocket. BOGO-vision on. Its time to save.publix.com/save The grandson of Aunt JemimaAnna Short Harrington Aunt Jemima Family Files $2 Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against Quaker Oats And PepsiCheryl Boone Isaacs Re-elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs The Rocks mom, cousin hit by alleged drunk driver The Rock and his motherAUGUST 16, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 5
Search for shooter in Westside robbery A man was shot in the head on the Westside early Thursday morning by a man who was trying to rob him, according to the Jacksonville Sher iffs Office. Around 12:15 a.m. a man was walking west on Catoma Boulevard, off 118th Street, when he was ap proached by a man trying to take his backpack, according to JSO. A struggle ensued between the two subjects, the suspect and the victim, at which time the victim was shot. The victim was then transported to a local hospital with non-life-threat ening injuries. The suspect is still outstanding. The gunman took off with the vic tims money, and police dont have any specifics on the gunmans de scription at this time. The victim is in stable condition and recovering at UF Health Jack sonville. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office is asking for the communitys assistance in identifying a man who attempted to rob a convenience store on the Citys westside. On Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 5:20 a.m. an at tempted Robbery occurred at the Hess Express in the 7100 block of Wilson Boulevard. Investigation revealed an unknown black male entered the store mumbling and saying something about not having any food and being hungry. One of the employees gave the suspect a muffin and even offered to warm it for him and the suspect became upset that she did not have the right bag to put the muffin in.
Jacksonville, FL.A fundraiser hosted by Congresswoman Corrine Brown, State Senator Audrey Gibson, and State Rep resentative Mia Jones to support the re-election of School Board Member Paula D. Wright, District 4. The elected critical to the academic, social, and emotional support of our students in Duval County as well as for the future of our community. Jackson, and North Shore schools open even after our lo cal School Board and the State Board of Education voted to for schools in our community, and we won. These schools are grade as a result of our community efforts on providing every student a quality neighborhood school. The graduation rate Her holistic approach includes working with Head Start, Job Corps, parents, students, business partners, and teachers to align resources. School Board Member Wright has presented at the National School Boards Association on Turn Around Schools and has been serves as Vice-Chair of the Board Development Com mittee for the Florida School Boards Association. A mem ber of the Executive Committee of the Council of Great City next Executive Committee Conference in Jacksonville in January 2015. borhood schools, and her leadership ability are clearly out lined. Paula D. Wright is our candidate because she is for our children, states Congresswoman Corrine Brown. I am honored to have the support of Congresswoman Brown, State Sen. Audrey Gibson, Rep. Mia Jones and community mem bers for re-election. The only way to ensure that our students succeed is to create a community that thrives with teamwork. All of us working together to achieve common goals for our community. We all want a thriving community that includes preparing students not just receiving a high school diploma, but are prepared for college and the workforce, states Wright. (Sen. Gibson and Rep. Jones were called to a special session in Tallahassee and were unable to attend.) AUGUST 16, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida LOCALFormer Governor, Crist visits Jacksonville Rajat Sharma, Victoria Kirby, Deputy Field Director for Charlie Crist Campaign, Candidate Florida Representa tive, Reggie Fullwood, Audrey Gibson, Florida Senate, Pastor R. L. Gundy, Southern Christian Leadership Con ference (SCLC), State of Florida President, Charlie Crist, Candidate for Florida Governor, Sis. Wallette W. Gundy, Amber Holland, Regional Field Director for Charlie Crist Campaign, Tony Hill, Florida Representative, Mia Jones and Paula Wright, Candidate for Duval County School Board. Dr. John E. Guns, Sr. Pastor of St. Paul Missionary Bap tist Church Pastor, Clifford Johnson and Governor Charlie Crist Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church Usher Board 3B Left to Right: Bro. Robert Young, Sis. Rose Wright, Sis. Jacqueline Feagin, Sis. Linnie Finley, Sis. JoAnn Philpot, Charlie Crist, Sis. Beverly Brown, Sis. Beverly Stephens, Sis. Marilyn Smith, Sis. Bonnie Grace and Pastor, Clifford Johnson. Tony Hill, Monet Gist, former Governor, Charlie Crist, and Marilyn Jones Catherine Herring, former Governor Charlie, Crist, Tony Hill, and Willie Mae Surrency. Background check for something back in the Day I am out of work Adecco Group North America is looking to fill the following positions at the headquarters office in Jacksonville : Accountants Accounts Payable Specialists Attorneys and Paralegals Financial Analysts Human Resources Specialists Procurement and Risk Professionals We are seeking qualified applicants with relevant education and experience Candidates can review detailed job descriptions on the corporate careers website at AdeccoC orporate C areers.com Qualified candidates should submit their resume via the AdeccoC orporate C areers.com Website or fax their resume to 904 632 56 71 Adecco Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Accountants Accounts Payable Specialists Attorneys and Paralegals Financial Analysts Human Resources Specialists site at Adecco Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS OF 1964AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AUTHOR SERIESPhotos by Frank Powell, III, Florida Star, photographer Charlie Crist, a candidate for governor of Florida, came to Jacksonville, Sunday, April 11 to spread his message to area churches about reducing crime and keeping people safe. We have to have safe communities, our children have make sure all of our communities are safe, to enforce our laws (and) appoint fair judges. nities, said Crist. Photo by Joann Manning, Paula Wright, Candidate for Duval County School Board District 4, Michael Anderson, Leslie Neloms, Congresswoman, Corrine Brown, and Quinton Neloms, Friends, Volunteer and Supporter Board seat Photo by Frank Powell, III, The Florida Star, photographer Paul D. Wright seeking re-election for School Board Charlie Crist a candidate for governor of Florida, campaign in Jacksonville, Sunday, August 10, to spread his message to area churches about reducing crime and keeping people safe. We have to have safe communities, our children have to be safe in school, said Crist. I think its important to make sure all of our communities are safe, to enforce our laws (and) appoint fair judges. Im still tough on crime. I dont want our people to be murdered I dont want to have drive-bys in our communi ties, said Crist. Charlie Crist and Frank Powell, III, The Flor ida Star, photogra pher Pastor, Clifford Johnson and former Governor Charlie Crist
PAGE8 THESTAR AUGUST16. 2014Brunswick Locals Shine Bright During Atlanta Hoodies LOCALNEWSBrunswick was well represented at the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards in Atlanta last weekend. Those present had the opportunity to present their talents as well as to meet many celebrities. Motivational speaker and domestic abuse survivor Valerie Williams was on hand to sign copies of her book. Meanwhile, Danny Clay was humbled to meet several celebrities who recognized him from touring with Steve Harvey and as a cast member with Tyler Perrys plays. He also had the opportunity to showcase his vocal talents, more of which will be revealed in his newly produced single. By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star Over 100 local children joined Sherry Reed and S.I.S (Sistas Inspiring Sistas) to take part in a back to school bowling event. The event was sponsored by Shucks Seafood, Heavy Hytaz and Bowlarena. I wanted to do something just for the kids in Brunswick so that they can have one last fun event before they put their focus on school, said SIS founder, Sherry Reed. It was great to fellowship with each other, encourage the students to focus on their goals and just have a great time and let our hair down. Ive done quite a bit of things with the organization but coming back to Brunswick from where I now live in Atlanta, is a fantastic thing,she added. I truly look forward to our next event. Its truly a blessing to bless others.SISHosts Back to School Bowling Event For Brunswick Youth Actress/comedian Sheryl Underwood and Danny Clay Valerie Williams Wendy Raquel Robinson and Valerie Williams Robinson and Clay George Tandy, Jr Anthony Hamilton and Danny Clay SIS Founder, Sherry Reed (center) with Brunswick chapter members.
PAGE 9 THE STAR AUGUST 16, 2014 SPORTS Dallas Cowboys Orlando Scandrick tests positive for banned substanceThe Dallas Cowboys are trying to avoid defense has lost some key defensive players little weaker. reality television star and model Draya sidered one of the most dependable players Photos by Laurence Greene of the organization. Orlando Scandrick Atlanta Dream Clinches No. 1 Seed In Eastern
THE JACKSONVILLE CHILDRENS CHORUS NOW AUDITIONING Tuesday, August 26th in Orange Park. The Jacksonville Children's Chorus & The Young Men's Chorus of Jacksonville are now auditioning grades 1 through 12 for the 2014-15 season. The audition process is quick and simple. You do not need to bring a prepared audition piece. A conductor will listen for the singer's ability to match pitches, to learn a simple tune, and to hold one's voice part against others. Auditions are by appointment only. Visit www.JaxChildrensChorus.org audition or www.youngmenschorusjax.org or call 353-1636 to request an audition time. GIVE A YOUNG MAN A HIGH FIVE today! The High Five Campaign is designed to support our young men in continuing education, make better choices, and to empower positive life skills. With a simple $5 donation to The Winner Foundation Inc., you can change a young man's life. Choose to do it today! You are just one click away. Go to www.here2win.com and donate $5.00 (HIGH FIVE) Let's change lives together! GENERATION W is proud to present together with The Alhambra Theatre & Dining THE CIRCLE. A play about life affirmation. Written by and starring NBCs Tina Lifford. Two shows only, August 24 & 25. Doors open at 6pm, Dinner served until 7:45 p.m. Curtain at 8:00 p.m. Join us for a post-show discussion with the cast immediately following the play. Guests are invited to engage. Call 904-641-1212 or book online https://sales.alhambrajax.com/100/ RISE UP BLACK MAN KJ Productions presents an inspirational and emotionally charged story about friendship, the asburdity of racism and the ties that bind. Rise Up Black Man, Street Date: September 23, 2014; DVD SRP: $14.95 ADVANCING HEART HEALTH ONE STEP AT A TIME The American Heart Association, First Coast Heart Walk, Saturday, September 20, 2014. Opening Ceremonies and festivities begin at 8AM. Walk officially starts at 9AM at the Metropolitan ParkDowntown Jacksonville. The Heart Walk is free and open to the public. For more information and to register visit www.FirstCoastHeartWalk.org or call 904-2565721. The non-competitive, 3.6-mile walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and educational programs in the First Coast area. Brisk walking for as little as 30 minutes a day has proven health benefits, such as providing increased energy and circulation, as well as reduced risk of heart disease. The Heart Walk is designed to help participants understand this critical message, join with others and generate a renewed commitment to heart-healthy living through walking. 9th ANNUAL NORTHSIDE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT OF UNITY, Saturday, August 30th, on the Ocean Links Golf Course on Amelia Island. Schedule: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7a.m. Opening Events/Registration; 7:15a.m. PGA Golf Clinic; 7:45a.m. Final Instructions Golfers in Carts; 8a.m. Shotgun Start. Tournament Format: Four man 18 hold scrable Best Ball. Entry Fee: $540 per four man team or $135 per golfer. (includes Tee Prises; Range Balls prior to Tournament, Lunch & Special Awards). Optional practice rounds available. Note: Event is open to all male and female amateur and professional golfers. Lunch served and Awards Presentation after round. www.ncijax.org RAINES HIGH TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY Jacksonville, FL The opening of William M. Raines Senior High School occurred on January 25, 1965, and to honor the tradition and legacy of this historic school, a year-long celebration will begin with the Founders Day Assembly on January 26, 2015. An Anniversary Calendar has been established to outline the dates for all upcoming activities. The activities will highlight aspects of school life and accomplishments, while acknowledging those students, faculty, and staff members who deserve significant recognition for their contributions. Several preliminary activities are schedule for the Fall of 2014 to help start the celebration (Quote from the Principal) For more information, contact The Raines Anniversary Steering Committee at: RAINES50@gmail.com William M. Raines Senior High School Celebrating the Viking Legacy (1965-2015) William M. Raines Senior High School Celebrating the Viking Legacy since 1965 PAGE 10THESTAR AUGUST 16, 2014 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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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 COLUMNS Two Words That Changed My Life.Dr. James L. SnyderThis week is a hallmark in the lives of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me. Forty-three years ago this week, we began a journey that has just become better with each year. That is the benefit of marrying up. Getting married was not something I had put together. Very few men put together their wedding plans. After all, that is why we get married. It came to me rather suddenly. I was at Bible college and one morning one of the guys in the dorm said to me, Congratulations. I just heard the good news. I smiled and nodded my head thinking about my plans for the day. I had no idea what he was talking about and at the time I did not have the time to ask him what he was talking about. Everybody I met that morning was congratulating me and telling me how happy they were for me. Soon I was beginning to wonder what in the world was going on. I did not have any test in any my classes yesterday so it could not be anything like that. I do not play the lottery so I could not have won the lottery. I could not think of anything I did yesterday that would c ause all of this congratulatory remarks in my direction. Finally, when I had about as much as I could take, I asked somebody, What is everybody congratulating me for? The person that I queried looked at me, broke out in laughter and said, Man, you got to be kidding! Then he turned around, walking away laughing every step of the way. I went to my class, found my seat and got situated then one of the young ladies passed by, patted me on the shoulder an d said, I am so happy for you and I think it is a wonderful thing. And I know you are going to be happy for the rest of your lif e. Well, I had had it. I looked at her and very firmly said, What are you so happy about? Your wedding, she said laughing, youre getting married. Oh, I said, nodding my head. Thank you very much. Then what she said dawned on me. I looked at her and said, Im getting what? Silly boy, she said, laughing hysterically, it's all over campus so it must be true. I then had to think about this situation I was in. Everybody on the campus knew I was getting married, except me. Was I still sleeping? Was this just a dream I am having? I began to think about the events the preceding evening, and remembered a little conversation I had with the girl I was now supposed to be getting married to. In the course of our conversation, as I remembered it at the time, she said something to the effect, Wouldnt it be great to get married. As I recalled the conversation, I nodded my head and said something to the effect, Yea, I guess it would be. That was the end of the conversation as far as I was concerned, but the beginning of an ongoing conversation as far as someone else was concerned. Why is it that the groom-to-be is always the last one to know? Then I asked one of the girls in the hallway, When am I getting married? At the time, I did not have the foggiest idea. She turned away laughing and muttering to herself something to the effect that I had a really good sense of humor. Believe me, I was not laughing. As it turned out, me and the young lady I was to be married to, were engaged to be married and, I do not want to pry into this point very much, the wedding dress already purchased. As it turned out, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Looking back over life, most of the good things that have happened to me were never of my doing. I'm convinced that is the way God works. If you are doing what you want to do, you are probably not doing what God wants you to do. At least I have developed that philosophy to this point of my life. Some things in life I am rather good at planning, a wedding not being one of them; not even close. After all these years, I can still remember that wonderful day when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were united in holy matrimony. Our wedding was rather simple and the focus point of the wedding was the wedding vows. When I said, I do it clinched the deal and I was married and I have been doing it ever since. I have said many words in my life, and written thousands and thousands of words, but the most important words that have changed my life were those words, I do. The Bible has a lot to say about marriage and husbands and wives. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so le t the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it (Ephesians 5:24-25). There are some empty words that we use every day but every once in a while we say a word or two that fills our life with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. His web site is www.jamessny derministries.com .ANNOUNCEMENTS
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