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NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida or Georgia Star! CALL 904-766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: Editorial...............................1 Church..........................2 Youth News...............................3 Community.....................10 Columns.............................10 Local-Florida............................7 Sports........................8 Local-Georgia........................9 Classified...............11 Business..................................12I N S I D E Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 Cant Get to the Store? Have The Star Delivered! The Florida Star, The Georgia Star! (904) 766-8834 Still The Peoples Choice! STRIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show. The peoples choice An Award Winning Publicationserving you since 1951. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau Senator Audrey Gibson Designated Next Senate Democratic Leader VOLUME 67, NUMBER 34 DECEMBER 2 DECEMBER 8, 2017 $1.00 TALLAHASSEE State Senator Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) on Monday was designated as Leader by the Senate Democratic Caucus for the 2018-2020 legislative term. Senator Gibson will succeed current Senate Democratic Leader Oscar Braynon, II (D-Miami Gardens) when his term ends next November. I look forward to working with Caucus members on their priorities and ensuring their voices are heard on legislation impacting all Floridians. I am also excited about bringing in new Democrat Senators to the Florida Senate to create a legislative balance in the Chamber, said Senator Gibson. A native of Jacksonville, Senator in 2011. She previously served for eight years in the Florida House of Representatives. A paralegal and PR consultant, Senate Gibson received her Bachelors in Criminology from Florida State University, and is the mother of three adult children. She is a Formula 1 and NASCAR racing fan, and enjoys gardening, music and period movies. During her career, Senator Gibson has worked as a Congressional District Administrator and as a Business Community Liaison. Senator Gibson sits on numerous many noted organizations, including NCSL Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Infrastructure; Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Board of Directors; Womens Legislators Lobby (WiLL); Democratic Executive Committee, Chair; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.-Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter; and charter member of Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation, among others. Senator Gibson currently chairs the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee, and serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Audrey Gibson Please see Gibson, page 6 after sexual misconductToday show host Matt Lauer was called inappropriate sexual behavior with a colleague and was promptly confronted with a published report accusing him of crude and habitual misconduct with other women around With his easygoing charm, Lauer has long been a lucrative and highly visible part of NBC News and one of and his downfall shook the network and stunned many of the roughly 4 million viewers who start their day with him. He is easily one of the biggest names brought down in recent weeks by the wave of sexual misconduct allegations that have swept through Hollywood, the media and politics. Network news chief Andrew Lack said in a memo to the staff that NBC received a complaint about Lauers behavior on Monday and determined he violated company standards. NBC said the misconduct started when Lauer and a network employee were at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and continued beyond that assignment. Lack said it was lodged against Lauer in his 20 years at NBC, but we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident. NBC News received two new complaints against Lauer on Wednesday, NBC Nightly News reported. The network didnt respond to a request for comment. Lauer becomes the second morning host in a week to lose his job over sexual misconduct allegations. CBS who worked for him complained about his behavior. By Denise Williams The world rejoiced with the Royals on November 27th as Prince Harry, the youngest son of Diana Princess of Wales announced his engagement to American actress Rachel Meghan Markle. The couple has already announced and the royal wedding is slated to take place at the Windsor Castle in May 2018. This wedding is historic for several reasons. The former actress African descent to join the royal family. Markle is biracial having an African-American mother and a Caucasian father. Her father Thomas W. Markle was a former lighting director on the set of the hit comedy Married with Children and went on to earn an Emmy award for outstanding achievement in Design Excellence for a daytime drama. Her mother Doria Radlan is a therapist and social worker. The Monarch of England is the head of the Anglican church and Markle is Catholic which would have been a problem years ago. However, the Queen approved of the marriage since Markle confessed she is not a practicing Catholic. Media sources have revealed the soon to be Duchess agreed to be baptized into the church of England before the couple ties the knot in May of next year. In addition, she also has agreed to become a citizen of the United Kingdom after the wedding. At the time of this writing, Markle has not publicly expressed maintaining a dual citizenship with the United States.African-American actress Rachel to Prince Harrys proposal Please see Couple, page 6 Matt Lauer dodging $1.7 million in taxes Rapper DMX pleaded guilty to tax fraud Thursday, admitting he concealed millions of dollars in revenue to dodge $1.7 million in taxes hed otherwise owe. DMX, also known as Earl in prison when he is sentenced in Manhattan federal court. Judge Jed Rakoff set sentencing for March 29, though the date is likely to be postponed as DMX continues rehabilitation for drug and alcohol issues. The 46-year-old hiphop artist and actor was arrested last summer. Authorities said the IRS had been pursuing DMX since at least 2005, when the agency realized he had managed to evade paying $1.7 million in taxes on millions of dollars in income he amassed from 2002 through 2005 as his hip-hop records sold millions. Kim said DMX was systematically cheating on his taxes. The prosecutor said DMX had decided to do the right thing and plead guilty and agree to pay his taxes. Miss South Africa, 22-year old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, was the winner of this years Miss Universe pageant, but many people feel that Miss Jamaica, 23-year old Davina Bennett, was the one who really deserved the title. Black people in particular wanted to see Miss Jamaica win, not just because she is Black, but because she truly was classy. First off all, she wore her hair in an all-natural style a very bold move, but something that really transcended beauty to millions of people all around the world who think that such a hair style is unattractive. On Twitter user commented, [She] represented not only #Jamaica in the #MissUniverse but the black race She displayed competition. Young black girls out natural hair without whitening it. Secondly, she had so much grace, she was asked, What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe? She replied, The quality I am most proud of is my drive, my determination. I am the founder of a foundation that spreads awareness for the deaf community, and this platform is such a great platform to just let persons know that these persons need opportunities and need equal opportunities and goals in our society. So Miss Miss Jamaica Please see Universe, page 6Prince Harry and Rachel Meghan Markle


PAGE 2 THE STAR DECEMBER 2, 2017 OPINIONS The views and information expressed in this column are not necessarily the views of the publisher or advertisers. With Gas-Price Comments, Schumer is Running on Fumes Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: People with disabilities more likely to be arrested Charlottesville and Common Sense Gun Solutions DEMS CANT FORGET BLACK VOTERS in 2018 Automatic Voter Registration in All 50 States Would Boost Voter Rolls by More Than 22 Million People, CAP Projection Shows


DECEMBER 2, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 3 Removing The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health By Denise WilliamsAs many resources for social programs Madhukar Sharma president & CEO of Ace Medical News You Can Use from State Senator Audrey Gibson Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment is Here! plan. simpler. FEMA Hosting Job Fair Dec. 4 in Brunswick to Recruit Georgians for Hurricane Irma Recovery Work SAFE MOBILITY FOR LIFE COALITION TO PROMOTE TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES DURING OLDER DRIVER SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK FIX JEA NOW CALLS FOR STUDY TO BE CONDUCTED BY INDEPENDENT EXPERT WITH FULL TRANSPARENCY


PAGE 4 THE STAR DECEMBER 2, 2017 T he time to sign up for 2018 health coverage is here, and unlike previous years, there is only one deadline. The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period starts on Nov. 1 and runs until Dec.15. During Open Enrollment, you can enroll for health insurance or, if you already have coverage, you can re-enroll for 2018 coverage. If you currently have a plan from the Open Enrollment period is the time for you to compare plans to make sure you have the best plan for you. This is the only time you can change your health insurance plan. Visit today to shop and compare Marketplace plans cover a range of services, including preventive care, doctors visits, prescriptions and hospitalizations. Even if you were enrolled last year, you should still visit to shop and needs. out which plan will work best for you for the upcoming Remember, if you want health coverage in 2018 enroll by Dec. 15. While online at is the easiest way to apply, select the right plan, and enroll all in one sitting, you can also call 1-800-318-2596 for help. Dont wait until it is too late to be covered. Visit or call 1-800-318-2596 to shop for the best plan for you. Enroll by Dec. 15. Now is the Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance A Doctors Tips to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel (StatePoint) More than 100 million Americans will travel this holiday season, according to AAA estimates. Holiday travel can seem daunting, between more, it has potential health impacts, including leg Air travel, long drives, less sleep and added stress can weaken your immune system at a time when youre around more people and susceptible to illness, says nationally renowned natural health physician and best-selling author, Dr. Fred Pescatore. Dr. Pescatore is sharing a few tips to help boost health for this seasons holiday travel. Feed Your Immune System holidays, which means you may be more at risk of catching a bug. Take precautions before boarding hand sanitizer with you and snack on antioxidantpacked vegetables like broccoli, carrots and sweet potatoes to keep your immune system strong, says Dr. Pescatore. The American Sleep Association estimates that it can be severe enough to interfere with holiday and vacation plans. Sleep disturbances make you feel tired, nauseous and irritable -not a good combination with holiday activities, says Dr. Pescatore. A peer-reviewed study shows that daily supplementation with the super-antioxidant, symptoms by nearly 50 percent. Pycnogenol, a natural botanical extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, is a travelers best friend. You time with your loved ones this holiday season, says Dr. Pescatore. Boost Circulation Long periods of immobility in a cramped space accumulation throughout the legs. Known as edema, it can be uncomfortable and may feel worse after travel. Dr. Pescatore recommends taking shorts breaks to move around on road trips and to stand up and and reduce swelling. Pycnogenol is also shown to for reducing swelling and discomfort during longdistance travel. Again, its a good supplement for travel, he says. Pycnogenol is one of the most researched ingredients on the market with decades of studies applications. Its available in more than 700 dietary supplements, multi-vitamins and health products worldwide. For more information, visit pycnogenol. com. Drink plenty of water, use a supplement for a Yes, even the travel can be fun, says Dr. Pescatore. This holiday season, give yourself the gift of better health by taking simple steps. (Family Features)




PAGE 6 THE STAR DECEMBER 2, 2017 JOE TORRY MICHAEL WINSLOW THE BEST OF BOTH WORDS ED LOVERDECEMBER 8 9 NOVEMBER 9 11 NOVEMBER 24 25 DECEMBER 1 2 Development, Commerce and Tourism Committee, Judiciary Committee, Regulated Industries Committee, and Joint Legislative Auditing Committee. the U.S. House Judiciary Boot Camps and related issues, and earlier this year, legislation giving non-violent Throughout her career, numerous awards and recognitions, including the Cancer Action Network, Inc. Legislative Appreciation Cities Legislative Appreciation Legislative Leadership Award; Commerce, Honor Roll Award; Alliance, Legislative Advocate Disadvantaged, Legislator GibsonContinued from page 1 Although Markle is a remarry in certain instances. TV producer. They worked together on the Toronto, Canada TV show Suits. They Jamaica and the divorce was The couple did not have any children together. Various news outlets have prince has stated his attraction to Markle was immediate. diamond engagement ring, the and the two surrounding stones to the throne according to royal succession. However, his reside in Nottingham Cottage CoupleContinued from page 1Universe competition will people around. Many say that Miss South her answers to the questions. pageant, Miss Jamaica I got what I was seeking. I represented my little island and I received all the love one UniverseContinued from page 1 Poll: 70 Percent Of Marketplace Enrollees his tactics are working, many consumers still plan on signing open enrollment period. The ACA open enrollment in most states and despite its Blacks; healthcare advocates have said that access to the ACA could also limit the among Black women. provided healthcare to millions current president has worked to cripple the law in tweets and actions. having expected results. In previous years, television ads played a key role in enrollment and the ins and consider marketplace coverage report hearing or seeing any under the health care law. The poll also reported the marketplace enrollees were enrollment ends in their state. that they would continue to mandate. Most marketplace enrollees like their health insurance under the ACA. marketplace enrollees are choices. enrollees also say they plan to enrollment period, and most to renew their current plan Most enrollees will also get through the ACA. Insurers are still required low-income marketplace enrollees, said Larry Levitt, many things have changed so its important to start reviewing plans now. Dont just auto-renew your health insurance plan. In previous years, the healthcare marketplace auto-renewed consumers marketplace enrollees were plan or auto-reassigned to But experts have said that accurately and when it comes WR\003SUHVFULSWLRQV\003RU\003RWKHU\003OLIH\020 saving services that you need, youll want to make sure that needs. early; dont wait until the last minute. During previous enrollment that increased activity slowed and created marketplace call center, said Log-in to, plan choices and what they cost, plan, select the same plan. health insurance plan or a new one, dont wait until the last minute to make your decision. This year, thanks to Trump


DECEMBER 2, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 7 NOW ON SALE! Disney J an 3 1 F e b 1 1 | T i m e s Union Center fscj artistseries org | 9 0 4 6 3 2 5 000Groups (10+): 904-632-5050 JACKSONVILLE/ C M Y K 91995 / HALF PAGE / FLORIDA STAR 11.625W X 10.5H RUN DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 When looking for opportunities to make an impact on the lives of others, selecting a cause to support can be an overwhelming task with so many options to choose from. However, considering opportunities that can change the lives of kids is one way to make a lasting impact for generations to come. Helping children early on can change the trajectory of their lives, set them up for success and empower them to achieve their dreams. This is especially important for kids living in poverty who are not guaranteed access to things like medical care and quality educations. According to global humanitarian organization Children International, nearly half the world lives on less than $2.50 a day and 1 in 5 kids in the United States lives in poverty. Consider these ideas to make an impact on children in need now and well into the future: Become a mentor or coach. A positive role model can make a life-changing circumstances. As a mentor or a coach, you can help children explore and nurture their unique talents and guide them toward a successful future. Volunteer at a local school. Families increasingly rely on two incomes to support their households, which means parents are less available to lend their time to their childrens classrooms or schools. At the same time, public school funding is shrinking. As a volunteer, you bettering the learning opportunities for children in your community. Sponsor a child. You may be surprised to learn how far a monetary donation can go. For example, Children International supporters can join a monthly giving program and sponsor a child in poverty for $32 per month. Your donation establishes a connection with an individual child who receives access to life-changing support and life-skills training. The institution is a CharityWatch top-rated organization that serves 250,000 children in 10 countries. If a reoccurring donation is not right for you, the organization also accepts one-time donations. Learn more at Host a foreign exchange student. Education is an important tool that can set kids up for success and help shape available opportunities in the future. Through a foreign exchange program, you can provide opportunities to youths who are working to better themselves through learning. As an added bonus, you and your family can have the chance to learn more about another culture and part of the world you may not be exposed to otherwise. Donate new or used items. Service organizations such as shelters generally operate on tight budgets and rely on contributions from the community. Gently used items in good condition such as childrens clothing of all sizes and warm bedding are generally welcome. Other options include watching for sales to stock up on new items to donate or assembling kid-friendly packages of travel-size toiletries. No matter how you approach it, putting kids front and center as you look for opportunities to give back can make a potentially for a lifetime. You can also feel good knowing your gift can have a positive impact on a childs life. (Family Features) 5 Ways to Make an Impact on Children


By Adesina O. Koiki PHILADELPHIA In a way, the Orlando Magic played a team on Saturday night they hope resembles what their rebuilding project will look like in just a couple of seasons. Orlando went into the Wells Fargo Center and was humbled by the upstart Philadelphia 76ers, 130-111, extending its losing streak to a season-long eight straight. Guard Elfrid Payton led all Magic players with 22 points, and he also contributed eight rebounds and nine assists. While Orlando is still trying to rebuild and once again become a contender in the Eastern Conference, the 76ers are now seeing all of their young talent starting to settle in as NBA ready as they have gone from perennial cellar dwellers in the Eastern Conference to one of the leagues up-andcoming teams. Joel Embiid, the centerpiece in the rebuilding job dubbed The Process, had 18 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. JJ Redick led the Sixers with 29 points, including hitting eight three-pointers. Philadelphia was playing this game without last years No.1 overall selection in the NBA Draft, as point guard Ben Simmons sat out to the game due to a sore elbow. In his stead, backup guard T.J. McConnell started and had one of the best games of his career: 15 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds. The loss could have been easily predicted for the Magic, outside of the fact that it was already on a long losing streak coming into the game; Orlando was playing its fifth game in eight days and the Sixers game was the second of a back-toback after playing the Eastern Conference leading Celtics last night in Boston. Philadelphia had not played since their win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Its tough because theyve been off for a couple of days and we played (Friday) night in Boston and they were a step quicker to most things, Magic coach Frank Vogel said. (The 76ers are) a good team. Credit them, they played really well. Other than an early eightpoint lead in the first quarter and a run which cut their halftime deficit of 15 to seven early in the third quarter, the Magic were not really in the game. The 130 points by Philadelphia not only were the most points allowed by the Magic this season, but was the first time the Sixers scored that many points in a regulation game since 1994. Well break out of this (streak), said Magic forward Aaron Gordon, who scored 16 points and had nine rebounds. We cant panic and we have to stay composed. Its that balance of not panicking, but at the same time playing very urgent. PAGE 8 THE STAR DECEMBER 2, 2017 SPORTS Falcons Julio Jones Eclipses Two Records in Win over Bucs 34-20 Magic Losing Streak Reaches Eight Games With 130-111 Loss to SixersBy Darrell Baker ATLANTA Julio Jones put on a show that produced an NFL season high of 253 yards receiving Sunday in the Falcons win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-20. Jones would set two records with his monster performance. With 563 catches, Jones surpassed former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldins old record for most receptions by a player through Secondly, San Diego Chargers wide receiver Lance Alworths record of 8,502 yards receiving yards after 90 games was also broken, as Jones hit 8,649 yards before the game was over. eventful with Tampa Bay kickfollowing up on ensuing drive quarter would end at 3-3 with both teams evenly splitting the time of possession at seven minutes and thirty seconds each. The second quarter is where Jones would begin to put on a show that would be what Atlanta has been waiting for beginning with Mohamed Sanu behind center and quarterback Matt Ryan lining up as a wide receiver. After a slight bobble with the snap, Sanu would thread a 51for a touchdown and the Falcons would take a 10-3 lead with their quarter. When head coach Dan Quinn was asked about his trust in Sanu on that pass play he said, This wasnt a play we just put up this week, its been something that we had up last seain it when I saw him bobble the snap, but I knew when he ripped have a chance at it. The Falcons defense wasnt interested in bending to anything that Tampa Bay was trying to do on offense especially on third down. This is where the Falcons were being the most hardened, and also the red zone. Their efforts had them winning and taking pressure off of the offense. On the Falcons second possession of the second quarter, Ryan had the offense chipping away at the Buccaneers defensive secondary with a couple of big passes to Jones, a 20-yard gain to their own 48 and another 15-yard gain to Tampa Bays 37-yard line on the next play. Three plays later, Ryan would hit Jones in stride for a 25-yard touchdown catch in which Jones would have to stretch and dive as he sailed over the pylon on the left side of the endzone putting the Falcons up 17-3 after The Buccaneers would take the following possession down to just under the two-minute mark before halftime. After stalling out with three successive incomplete passes in the red zone, Tampa Bay would come away with three points rick Murray making it 17-6 with just 1:40 left on the clock before halftime. With that kind of time and the way Jones was playing, it was just enough for Ryan to get the offense rolling again and downended. Ryan hit Jones for a 22yard gain to put the Falcons just past Tampa Bays 48 yard line. Ryan continued spreading the ball around, hitting tight end Austin Hooper, Sanu and then Jones again before spiking the ball on the 18-yard line giving Bryant another easy 36-yard cons would go into halftime with a 20-6 lead over the Buccaneers. Jones performance at the end of the half was 133 yards and two touchdowns. possession after halftime and to Jones for a 23-yard gain and then to Sanu a few plays later for 25 yards. Hooper would also catch a 20-yard pass from Ryan, out the drive rushing three yards for a touchdown to start the third quarter. Coleman would have a solid performance on the day as well rushing for 97 yards and two touchdowns on 19 attempts as he continues to shoulder the rushing load while running back Devonta Freeman remains in concussion protocol. Tampa Bay wasnt going to give up easily. During the third quarter Ryan Fitzpatrick would after the Falcons scored to answer with their own touchdown. Peyton Barber would score on a 2-yard run into the end zone making the score 27-13 after the extra point kick. Barber would score another rushing touchdown after the Falcons turned over on downs on a 1-yard rush and the score would be 27-20 going into the fourth quarter. The Falcons would turnover the ball on what seemed to be session in the 4th quarter. Terron Ward would fumble just after breaking free past the Buccaneers defensive line for what looked like a sure touchdown until Kendell Beckwith managed to use his arm to jar the ball loose causing the fumble. Tampa Bays cornerback Brent Grimes, would recover and make it a 37yard fumble recovery. The Falcons defense however, would stand strong, giving up no points and Tampa Bay was forced to punt with just seven minutes left in the 4th quarter. This time, the Falcons offense Jones play being one for the records books and something to look forward to as the playoff picture begins to take shape. With this win, the Falcons are 7-4 overall and 6-1 against NFC teams. The Falcons play a critical game against the Minnesota Vikings (9-2) next Sunday in Atlanta at 1 p.m. By Adesina O. Koiki GLENDALE, Ariz. The performance that Arizona Cardinals quarterback Blaine Gabbert put on Sunday was the type of performance that the Jacksonville Jaguars envisioned he would replicate many times while wearing their uniform. Unfortunately for the Jaguars, Gabbert played one of the best games of his career against his former employer. round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft whose career never took off while in Jacksonville, threw for two touchdowns and led a last-second drive set up by poor Jaguars clock management on offense that resulted in Phil with one second remaining as the Cardinals defeated Jacksonville 27-24 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The loss drops the Jaguars to 7-4, now tied with the Tennessee South. Coming into the game with a four-game winning streak, the Jaguars were sluggish on all facets, as they had to dig out of an early 13-0 hole. Jacksonville was able to do just that to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but Doug Marrones decision to drive that eventually fell incomplete allowed Arizona to save a timeout, which was crucial to the Cardinals as they made their game-winning kick on virtually the last play of the game. At the end of the game Ive got to do a better job, Marrone said after the game. I ran the ball Gabbert led the Cardinals drive of the game, which ended to give Arizona a 3-0 lead. offensive possessions of the game, Jacksonville embarked on its best drive of the half, marching 56 yards to the Arizona 34yard line early in the second Cardinals lead. After another Jaguars punt, into the end zone, hitting rookie tight end Ricky Seals-Jones up the middle for a 29-yard touchdown to give Arizona a 13-0 lead. the board. Quarterback Blake passes on the drive, which ended 13-3 heading into halftime. goal, a 48-yarder, to cap off the went 75 yards on a touchdown drive on its opening drive of the quarter. Faced with a fourth-andgoal from the 1-yard line, the Jaguars went for the touchdown and scored when Bortles faked a handoff to running back Leonard Fournette and ran to the right, diving into the end zone and bringing the Jaguars to within 16-10 at the 7:33 mark of the third. Jacksonvilles defense struggled for most of the game to slow down Arizonas offense, but came up with two massive defensive plays in the fourth uars the lead. Deep in his own territory, Gabbert lost control of the football while getting sacked by defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and fellow end (and former Arizona Cardinal) Calais Campbell returned the fumble 10 yards for a touchdown to give Jacksonville a 17-16 lead. The Cardinals offense responded, needing just six plays to regain the lead after Campbells touchdown. Gabbert eluded the a deep ball that was caught by receiver Jaron Brown for a 52-yard touchdown with 9:07 left. Gabbert then completed a pass to Larry Fitzgerald for the twopoint conversion to give the Cardinals a 24-17 lead. Playing with a lot more conthe game, with Bortles completing the drive with his second touchdown run of the game, a 17-yard jaunt up the middle to square the game at 24 with 7:26 remaining. The Jaguars thought they were close to winning the game when they came up with another takeaway towards the end of the game. Gabbert threw a pass over the middle that was intercepted by safety Barry Church at the Jaguars own 42-yard line with 3:38 remaining. However, four plays later, and with Jacksonville inside of Arizonas 40-yard line, Bortles threw an interception to Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu, ending Jacksonvilles drive just before the two-minute warning. Jacksonville forced a threeand-out on Arizonas next possession and received the ball at its own 10-yard line with 1:14 remaining. Playing for overtime looked to be the Jaguars strategy as T.J. Yeldon ran the ball Arizona only having one timeout remaining. But Arizona decided to be aggressive on second down and run a pass play, but Bortles pass for Marqise Lee was incomplete and allowed the Cardinals to save their last timeout. Fournette ran for two yards on third nal timeout after the play with 27 seconds remaining. The Cardinals received the ball after the Jaguars punt with 16 seconds left at their own 39, and Gabbert completed consecutive passes to move the ball to Jacksonvilles 39-yard line with six seconds left. Dawson then came onto the win the game. Jacksonville returns home to EverBank Field for an AFC South matchup against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Dec. 3 at 1 PM EST. Last-Second Field Goal Lift Cardinals Over Jacksonville 27-24Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton (2) battles for the rebound against Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell (12) at Wells Fargo Center on November 25, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Debby Wong/The Florida-Georgia Star) If I had to do it all over again, looking at it, I would have just ran the clock out and went to overtime, Marrone said. Thats my fault. Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars coach FILE PHOTO: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. (Debby Wong/The Florida-Georgia Star)


DECEMBER 2, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 9 FAMILY FEATURES Brighten the holiday season for everyone on your shopping list with this sleigh full of gift ideas. With an assortment of thoughtful options, you can find everything you need to wrap up the seemingly endless quest of finding the right presents. Check those names off your list and find space under the tree for gifts ranging from boxes of baked goods or steaks to a robotic car that teaches kids about programing to wardrobe accessories like boots and watches and even a wireless tech accessory for tunes on the go. Find more gift ideas that can bring holiday cheer to everyone on your list at courtesy of Getty ImagesGifting GoodiesBring a smile to a loved ones face by giving the gift of a sweet treat this holiday season with Dancing Deer Baking Co.s scratchbaked cookies and brownies. With a blend of traditional artisan baking and unique flavor combinations, these baked goods come in packaged gifts perfect for the holiday season, such as this Classic Deer Gift Hamper. Use the code DEERJOY at checkout for 30 percent off your holiday gift purchase, and find more information at Gift of Good TasteTake the guesswork out of giving with The Kansas City Steak Companys Filet Mignon Gift Box, which includes four 8-ounce Super Trimmed Filet Mignon, cut from the finest Midwestern beef available and hand-trimmed for upscale quality and flavor. Items arrive in a signature gift box with an Original Steak Seasoning packet and a Kansas City Steak Book. Use the code GIFTFORYOU for a discount and free shipping, and find more gift ideas at in MotionPut science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects into motion this holiday season with the first calculator-controlled robotic car from Texas Instruments. Middle and high school students can program the TI-Innovator Rover using the TI graphing calculators they already own. The robotic car connects with the TI-Innovator Hub to help show kids that learning to program can be fun and easy. Learn more at of the SeasonMake sure those favorite holiday tunes are delivered the way theyre supposed to be heard with a pair of wireless, over-theear headphones. Available in multiple styles and colors, the headphones connect to your device via Bluetooth for wireless listening and buffer outside noise for immersive sound with maximum clarity and balance. In addition to controlling your music with the on-ear controls, many options allow the user to take calls directly from the headphones.A Sleek, Stylish GiftFrom a day at the office to a holiday gathering with friends and family, a fashionable, functional watch can be essential to pulling any mans wardrobe together. With analog and digital faces available as well as a variety of strap options from stainless steel to leather or canvas theres an option to fit nearly every style. Some watches even feature smart technology that can automatically track activity and monitor text messages and emails.Fashion Meets FunctionalityWith the holiday season comes cooler temperatures and, oftentimes, less-than-ideal conditions like snow and ice. Help keep the feet of the women on your list warm and dry with on-trend footwear that is as functional as it is fashionable. With styles ranging from leather to sheepskin to suede, a pair of fashionable winter boots can provide increased traction and cushioning while remaining durable, breathable and flexible. Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Getty Images


PAGE 10 THE STAR DECEMBER 2, 2017 The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH The Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575 Jacksonville, Florida 32206 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: Website: Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr. every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible StudyGreater Macedonia Baptist Church of the NorthsideSenior Pastor Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr. Located At 1880 W. Edgewood Ave. Jacksonvile, FL 32208. Phone: (904) 764-9257 Fax: (904) 768-1736 COMMUNITY New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church 1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ..............:30 a.m. SUNDAY MORNINGIntercessory 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 Email: Web: Announcements Staff Directory OWNER/PUBLISHER Clara McLaughlin MANAGEMENT Lonzie Leath GENERAL MANAGER Opio Sokoni SALES & MARKETING Kirkwood Hannah Follow Us!Facebook Twitter Instagram Website: Bible Day Outreach MinistriesPhysical Address: 2025 W. 45th Street Jacksonville, FL 32209 Date Registered: 10-19-2017 Pastor: James L. Durden Pastor number: 904-334-4204 Church number: 904-716-4829 Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: FEMA Holds Job Fair in Brunswick, Ga.Attention job seekers: the Georgia department of labor and FEMA are hosting a job fair to recruit Georgians for temporary diaster recovery positions. On Monday, December 4th, stop by the Brunswick career center, located at 2517 Tara Lane in Brunswick. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your resume and two forms of ID and be prepared to be interviewed and processed for a background check. You can also apply online at w w w dot employ georgia dot com slash job seekers. KWANZAA CELEBRATION AT AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY Palm Coast, Florida The African American Cultural Society is announcing that Kwanzaa 2017 will be held on Friday, December 29, 2-6 p.m., at the The Cultural Center, 4422 N. US Highway 1, (386) 447-7030. This annual free public festivity of vendors, food and entertainment is partly supported by a cultural arts grant from the City of Palm Coast. Kwanzaa is a celebration of the Nguso Saba, the seven principles for enhancement of family, community and culture. Contact Brenda Andrews for details. The African American Cultural Society, Inc. is a registered Its mission is to preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage of African Americans through social, educational, artistic and intellectual activities. Edmund G. Pinto, Jr., Board of Directors Chairperson. Joseph Matthews, President Email: Visit AACSPalmCoast on Facebook FIX JEA NOW CALLS FOR STUDY TO BE CONDUCTED BY INDEPENDENT EXPERT WITH FULL TRANSPARENCY Jacksonville, FLOn yesterday, JEA Board Member Tom Petway announced his resignation and called for a valuation of JEAs assets on the open market along with an assessment of whether JEAs customers would be better served by the private market. Mr. Petway pointed to the fact that much has changed over the last 49 years since the utility was created and that the concept for JEA needs to be reviewed. What is most important is that JEA customers are provided with the best, most reliable and most previously called on JEA to address several issues of mismanagement that have cost the ratepayers millions of dollars, and plans to meet with JEA leadership in the near future to discuss in further detail. Fix JEA Now supports Mr. Petways recommendation for review but believes any review must be done by an independent expert in a transparent manner. YOUTH OFFER FREE FARMERS MARKET AT 7TH ANNUAL LETS MOVE JACKSONVILLE Group with Most Attendees Wins $1000 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Youth in the Im A Star Foundation will give away free fruits and vegetables to all attendees of the 7th Annual Lets Move Jacksonville festival this Saturday. Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at W 3rd St, Jacksonville, FL 32206. 3rd street will be closed to allow for parking. Im A Star teens design the event for the whole family, ages 1 to 100. There will be free food, a cheerleading camp, basketball, bounce houses, face painting, arts, crafts, vendors and more. Lets Move Jacksonville is free and open to the public. Since learning in a CDC Youth Risk Behavioral Study in 2010 that this generation may not outlive their parents, youth in the Im A Star Foundation plan this event annually to engage their peer group and combat childhood obesity. City and community leaders of all kinds typically support the event, which has attracted upwards of 3000+ people. Families, groups or churches who bring the most attendees will win $1000. Im A Star Foundation has partnered with 93.3 The Beat in a #LetsMoveMondays social media challenge. Every Monday, post a video of yourself dancing to your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, with hashtag #LetsMoveMondays and one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a prize of $100 announced at Lets Move Jacksonville on December 2. For more information, please visit www.imastarfoundation. org.The Jacksonville Childrens Chorus Annual Cool Side of Yuletide Concert JACKSONVILLE, FL The Jacksonville Childrens Chorus is pleased to present The Cool Side of Yuletide, Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2:00pm and 5:00pm at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, located at 4001 Hendricks Avenue, 32207. The performance will feature holiday favorites by the JCC choirs with special performances by ChoRuss, a cappella group from St. Petersburg, Russia. Publix Super Markets Charities is the sponsor for this concert event. Peterbrooke Chocolatiers will also be giving the audience a little sweet treat and will be available in the lobby to pick up some gifts for those chocolate lovers on your list. There will also be a drawing at each show for a gift basket full of Peterbrooke goodies. Even our audience takes part in singing holiday favorites! said Darren Dailey, President and Artistic Director of the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus. General admission tickets are $21 each. Proceeds from ongoing programming and scholarship funds. Please note that tickets for the 2:00pm show generally sell out quickly. Tickets may be purchased from the Jacksonville


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