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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 Edward Waters Head Football Coach Alvin Wyatt Resigns VOLUME 67, NUMBER 35 DECEMBER 9 DECEMBER 15, 2017 $1.00 By Dan Evans The Florida StarWas this a planned conspiracy? Read and evaluate. In the case of Carla Wiley, U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan, the Court imposed a 21-month (1yr 9 month) sentence in the Bureau of Prison, with 3 years supervised release (probation), forfeiture or passport and restitution. In the case of Elias (Ronnie) Simmons, a 48-month (4 years) sentence with 3 years supervised release (probation), forfeiture of passport and restitution. In the case of Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown, the Court imposed a 60 month (5 years) sentence with 3 years supervised release (probation), forfeiture of passport and restitution. This is among the hardest reports this reporter has had to write in my career. Not only is Ms. Brown a friend, I have had the honor of watching and reporting on her work since her time as an instructor at, the then, FCCJ. When U.S. District Judge Corrigan read his Sentencing Order and pronounced a sentence of 60 months for the many years of service, the case that was built by the Government, the Trial, the dismissal of the juror, the seating of a new juror, how fast a verdict came after the new juror, the witnesses, a not guilty on 4 counts, and a guilty on 18 counts of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy SENTENCING ORDER Judge Corrigan read {As I have written before, when I am asked whats the most important attribute of a good judge, I say humility. Judge Corrigan went on to say Judges must remember their duty to those affected by the sentencing, to the public, and to the cause of justice and strive to do everything they can to get it right. The order, read in open court included: THE NATURE AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE OFFENSE A guilty verdict was given by the jury on May 11, 2017 against Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown on 18 felony counts of aiding and abetting mail and wire fraud, concealing material facts on her disclosure forms, conspiracy, and IRS related charges. Co-defendant and former Chief Elias Simmons plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy and aiding and abetting theft of government funds. Co-conspirator, Carla Wiley, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire The Return of Tiger WoodsBy Debby Wong And so the Tiger Watch be-gins.. After a 301-day absence, one of the greatest golfers of all time began yet another comeback at the Hero World Challenge at the Albany, New Providence course in the Bahamas. The tourna-ment, hosted by Tiger Woods, features 18 of the top-ranked Woods Foundation. Woods, who will be 42 on December 30, had scores of 69the tournament in a tie for 9th since withdrawing from the Dubai tournament in February of this year. And, after four back surgeries in the past four years, Woods claims his back was pain free after the last round. Woods asked himself, How was my scoring going to be? How was my feel? How am I go-ing to get used to the adrenaline a while? He added, That took a little bit of time. I was still scratchy with my irons; I drove it pretty good, made some good putts. Overall Im very pleased. I showed some good signs; I hit some really good shots out there. A bright future. The winner was a frequent practice partner of Woodss: Rickie Fowler, who birdied a course record with a score 18-under, four strokes ahead -ished second. Tommy Fleet-wood, Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama all tied for third place. hasnt made any formal an-nouncements, but we will be watching. Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the 9th green durBy Debby Wong JACKSONVILLE, Fla. On Saturday, Edward Waters Col-lege Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Stanley B. Cromartie announced that Alvin B. Wyatt, Sr., has resigned as head football coach of the Tigers. Since December 2013, Wyatt, 69, held the position and com-piled a 9-29 record. He previously coached 13 years at Bethunewith a 1-10 record, losing all nine conference games, the pro-ing and molding young men, said Cromartie. We thank him for his hard work and dedication to our football program at EWC and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. -essary to be successful in football here at EWC.I will do ev-erything in my power to ensure that we select the right person to successes off of it. Cromartie met with the remaining assistant coaches on Monday coach. THE SENTENCING ORDER Please see Brown, page 6 To 20 Years In Prison For Death Of Walter ScottOne by one, relatives of the late Walter Scott urged a judge to Through tears, Scotts family told Slager they felt sorrow for him and the loss his young children would feel in his absence. In the end, a judge sentenced Slager to 20 years in prison, giving the Scott family the justice they had sought ever since a stranger came to them with the shocking video of Scott being killed. Atlanta Mayoral Runoff Splits Voters Atlanta voters woke up to deja vu Wednesday in the racially polarized with one candidate laying claim to City Hall while the other vowed to seek a recount over a margin of just 759 votes. The Tuesday runoff between Keisha Lance Bottoms, who is black, and Mary Norwood, who is white, split Atlanta practically in half after a vitriolic campaign punctuated by political grudges and allegations of corruption. Unof-Please see Mayor, page 6Dont Delay, Sign-up for Affordable Healthcare Today!

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PAGE 2 THE STAR DECEMBER 9, 2017 OPINIONS The views and information expressed in this column are not necessarily the views of the publisher or advertisers. Big Pharmas Blockbuster Tax Cuts By Frank Clemente The biggest losers from the GOP tax plans now before Congress would be the 87 million middleclass families facing higher taxes, plus the 13 million people who would lose their healthcare. The biggest winners? Millionaires and corporations, of course. Chief among those corporations: Americas top alone, while continuing to gouge consumers with ever-higher prices. nations 10 biggest drug companieswhat we call the Pharma Big 10jacked up the prices on some of their most widely prescribed drugs by 40% to 70% over a recent four-year period, depending on havens, on which we estimate they owe $133 billion in unpaid U.S. taxes. First, they shift control of a drug formula to a foreign subsidiary, say in Ireland or Bermuda. Then they license the formula back to the U.S. parent at a steep price. This increases the parent companys theyll be taxed little if at all. Their highly mobile patents make drug companies But rather than crack down on Big Pharmas tax dodging, the Republican tax plans would reward drug companies with a tax cut we estimate at nearly Our report examines the pricing of 31 of some of the most widely-prescribed drugs from U.S. pharmaceutical companies between 2011 and 2015 (the most recent data available). We found that the average retail price of nine of the drugs most frequently prescribed for older Americans Celebrex and Mercks diabetes treatment Januvia leaped by 71%. Dozens of drugs purchased through Medicare and Medicaid rose by an average of 44% and 40%, respectively. Among the biggest spikes: the retail price of price paid by Medicaid for Johnson & Johnsons HIV treatment Prezista was up 131%. outrageous price hikes? Were they productively invested? Of course not. The earnings were shifted WR\003RruVKRUH\003WD[\003KDYHQV\003WR\003DYRLG\003\021\021\003WD[HV\021\003+RZ\003 patriotic. Between 2011 and 2016, basically the same period in which they were strenuously jacking up drug prices on consumers and taxpayers, the Pharma GOP tax bills in Congress would slash the tax rate on those earnings from 35% now to 14%. The new discounted tax they would owe is just $55 billiona tax cut of nearly $80 billion. That lost revenue could pay for a year-and-a-half years of healthcare for nine million kids under the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Whats worse, the proposed corporate tax giveaways that will so generously reward big drug and Medicaid, the very programs that Big Pharma is price gouging. The attack has already begun. The Senate GOPs tax plan would help cover the cost of its $1.4 trillion in tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy by losing 13 million people their healthcare and raising premiums on millions more. trigger automatic cuts to Medicare of $25 billion next year and $400 billion over a decade. And before the tax bill has even become law, Republicans have been calling for more cuts to Medicare, and even to Social Security, to reduce the growing national debt, which their tax plan will accelerate. Thats not surprising. After all, the GOP budget blueprint earlier this year called for a $1 trillion cut to Medicaid and a $473 cut to Medicare in anticipation of needing to pay for the massive tax cuts for the wealthy. Unless the Republican tax plan is rejected, the made price gouging consumers and taxpayer-funded health programs for essential drugs. And the GOP Frank Clemente is executive director or Americans for Tax Fairness. Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com By Salvador Macias The sunlight came in through the shades, shaking me from my dream. But as a 6-yearold, that just meant Saturday morning cartoons. I sprang up and dashed to the living room. As I turned on the television, there he was -a bluefar, my favorite superhero. I liked him for his abilities. Who wouldnt? connection was deeper. He was more than a hero, he was an immigrant who left his home and came to the United States. He left everything and adapted to this new place. And, best of all, he used this experience to become stronger and protect others, standing I dreamed of one day being able to protect people, too; I dreamed of growing into someone loved in America. I outgrew my pajamas, but never quite outgrew my hunger for leadership. That is why four years letter my dream was to become President of the United States. One day, in fourth grade, my teacher opened our civics class to talk about the requirements for the presidency. There was no kid more eager. I took out my notebook and prepared to plan my future. She began by writing on the board, Must the country for 31 years by then; check. Finally, With that, my world came crashing down. My whole life I was told you can do anything you set your mind to. And now, over something I had no control over -where I was born, I was being denied my dream. requirements, saying a president should also go to college and asked who among us would do that. Oops. She pulled me aside and asked why I felt it was beyond me, to which I said, I must have felt, she asked why I wanted to be She smiled and pointed out that he wasnt a pastAgain, she smiled and corrected me. Thats when I realized, my dream was not to become president; my dream is to make a positive impact in my community. I want to interpret the law, not be a victim of it. when back then it seemed impossible. I had to pay three times the tuition my classmates did, and couldnt apply for most scholarships. I was unable to qualify for loans, and unable to work. Then, a miracle occurred. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was created and brought me out of the shadows. It could work enough to make me feel free of fear of deportation. Thanks to this program, I followed my dream, went to law school, graduated and passed the Arizona Bar exam. The lesson of understanding the law that I learned in fourth grade became the engine that drove me. resources. While many hoped DACA would remain, I always understood it was merely a Band-Aid; I always understood that true security can only come through Congress. We encourage fellow immigrants to use their voices and tell their stories. Its these stories that help lift the veil of misunderstanding. At times like this, I remember those childhood Saturday mornings, think back to Superman going up against an impeding apocalypse. It wasnt his super strength that saved the day, it was his the right side. Dreams can be funny. They begin in a land of make-believe, but with perseverance and grit, they can become objects of reality. I may not be in the White House, but my love for this country dignity. Salvador Macas is a J.D. Graduate 2017 from Arizona State University. Follow Your DREAM By: Charles Blatcher, III Chairman National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations Organizations announces the suspension of its call for a Presidential promotion for the legendary to raise public awareness about the importance of the history for four decades. We announced our intention of suspending the call for the promotion in October to our Coalition partners. We did announcement. to ask. Did you see the White House ceremony The symbolism was horrible. The ceremony was held in front of the painting of former President Andrew Jackson. Yes, the same Andrew Jackson and orchestrated what became known as the Trail marched westward from Georgia at gun point in the heart of winter. It is estimated that a quarter the number died before reaching the then newly designated Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Wonder if anybody in the White House gave consideration to that bit of history in choosing the locations for the ceremony? Adding to the insult, commanderin-chief Trump used the occasion to point Pocahontas. The high point of the ceremony goes to the spokesperson for the Code Talkers. Spoken with a modest pride, he stated their deeds were spoke about our joint responsibility to stand as not into the moment. He stood with a grimace as and occasion. Why did I bring-up the above subject? What does that have to do with seeking a promotion for Colonel Charles Young? It demonstrates inminority concerns. Our advocacy has been to pay recognition and seek honor for a man in death for something that he earned in life. His service and our pursuit are honorable. For that reason we bestowed from a less than honorable source. We are continuing to promote and educate the public regarding the facts of Black Military History. We believe the subject need to be institutionalized in public education and taught as a part of American History or Social Studies. to Public School Districts nationwide regarding the subject. We are losing World War II and institutionalize the subject, when these men and women are gone so will be their stories. The legacy is known by too few to stand the test of time. The history deserves a permanent educational platform to insure that the merits and intentions for the service are not forgotten. We have called on Dr. Herman Felton, President of Wilberforce University to bestow an honorary Doctorate Degree on the late Colonel. The Colonel is an important part of that institutions history. He served from 1894 to 1898 as the Professor of Military Science. He is an acclaimed honorary member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. We have called on Grand Basileus to join us in calling for the institutions honorary recognition of the Colonel. We do not need President Trump to honor our own. of Mrs. Ada Young, wife of the late Colonel. They share the burial plot at Arlington National Cemetery. Her internment is not acknowledged on the headstone. We apprised members of the Young family of her location. We are hopeful that they will recognize (or) grant us the unfettered right to proceed with recognizing her on the existing grave marker. We would like to add her and acknowledge his honorary doctorate title from Wilberforce University. We have plenty to keep busy between now and the time we re-initiate pursuit of a Presidential promotion. The Coalition can be contacted at: cnmmmf@ aol.com We do not need President Trump to honor our Own. TRUMPS RACE BASED VIEW OF MONUMENTS statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump went to great lengths to declare the beauty and importance of Confederate monuments strewn across the former slave holding states. Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our ...the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never At that time, we thought that the crocodile tears this bigot shed over the removal of memorials honoring traitors to the United States revealed just how despicable he is. But now, this bottomless bag of disgusting embarrassment to our nation has revealed depths reaching a new low. In the blink of an eye, Trump used the presidential pen to decimate two national parks Americans but hold great value for the nation as a whole. reduced by 50 percent. Both monuments are in Utah. save Confederate monuments while showing LQGLruHUHQFH\003WR\003QDWLRQDO\003PRQXPHQWV\003WKDW\003DUH\003 H[WUHPHO\\000LPSRUWDQW\003WR\003DWLYH\003$PHULFDQV\021\003 \003UXPS\003 is a white supremacist. The statutes to rebel traitors were constructed by white supremacist to honor villains who fought to preserve slavery, while the two national parks that have been attacked by Trump were created to preserve the natural beauty of lands sacred to the original inhabitants of this land. The current occupant of the White House has no qualms about erasing the histories and cultures of people of color. There are those who argue in Trumps defense was best for the economic health of this country. But the reality is that economic considerations never stand in the way of creating and promoting false narratives to support white supremacy. History and culture are only required to give way to the economy when that history or that culture belongs to people of color. It is no mystery why Trump can decrying the removal of Confederate monuments. This is something that he believes is necessary to make America ZKLWH\003DJDLQ\036\264\003VRPHWKLQJ\003WKLV\003SUHVLGHQW\003LV\003 determined to do. By Denise Hunt Judge Corrigans statement to Corrine Brown The government portrays Ms. Brown as not only of the legal system. The government relies on statements Ms.Brown has made to the media and under the duress of white supremacy patriarchy capitalism to use their strong vocality as a defense mechanism to negotiate injustice in America. creates oppressive conditions, And it most likely will use any form of Black rage against them to portray them as non-repentant and unremorseful, which can be detrimental in a court system. Black women often times will entrust their feelings to white women in power looking for solidarity, only to have a white woman use their words and trauma against them for ratings and upward mobility in a male-dominated arena. Case in point, Corrine Browns ill-advised and detrimental interview whom she trusted was at the courthouse yesterday, GHPDQGLQJ\003WR\003NQRZ\003\263','\003+\(\003&<\264"\003\263','\003 +\(\003+:\003$<\003\(\0002\(\264\003%HFDXVH\003ZKLWH\003 women have been socialized to be submissive and docile, they expect all minority women of color to respond to oppression the same. BLACK WOMEN SOCIALIZATION IN AMERICA TO SURVIVE CAN WORK AGAINST THEM IN A MAJORITARIAN STATE

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DECEMBER 9, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 3 Black History Spotlight George E. Becket By Denise Williams African-American inventor George E. Becket created the house-door letterbox (mail slot) that is still in use today. His invention was patented on October 4, 1892, #483.525. Becket is credited with creating a substantial improvement in how residential customers receive mail and providing a more secure method of delivery. The breadbox style of Letterboxes as they were once known had already been created by Robert J. Mitchell in March of 1889 under patent to the exterior of homes. This apparatus would often be quite bulky and due to their size would reducing bulk on the outside of the home. This would provide a convenience to families as they would not have to open their doors and expose themselves to the elements to retrieve mail. Although information regarding his personal resident in Providence, Rhode Island. It is one of few inventions that is virtually unchanged from LWV\266\003LQFHSWLRQ\003LQ\\024\033\034\025\021 USDA Promises New SNAP Flexibilities The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is promising increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to promote selfcustomer service. To make these improvements, control over SNAP, the safety net program that serves millions of eligible, low-income individuals be communicated to state agencies in the coming weeks. SNAP was created to provide people with the help they need to feed themselves and their families, but it was not intended to be a permanent lifestyle, said Secretary of Agriculture Sonny people. We want to provide the nutrition people need, but we also want to help them transition from government programs, back to work, and into lives of independence. aimed at transitioning people into independence were described today by Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Acting Deputy Under Secretary and Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Administrator Brandon Lipps to state human membership organization of state human service and workforce secretaries who share innovations and push for national solutions which favor healthy families, work, economic self-reliance, budget responsibility, and limited government. The pledge to provide greater local control themes Lipps expressed in a letter (PDF, 527 KB) to all state SNAP commissioners last week. will address: has never been to live on government work. We must facilitate the transition for individuals and families to become with key stakeholders in the workforce development community and holding our recipients accountable for personal responsibility. Integrity We must ensure our programs are run with the utmost integrity. We will not tolerate waste, fraud, or abuse from those who seek to undermine our mission or who do not take their responsibility seriously. Customer Service Together, we must ensure that our programs serve SNAP participants well. In order to achieve a high degree of customer service, we at FNS to test new and better ways to administer our programs, recognizing that we are all accountable to the American taxpayer for the outcomes. We believe states are laboratories of innovation and seek to learn from you what works and what does not, Lipps wrote. As necessary to address each of these focus areas, we will allow greater costs to taxpayers or our various partners on the ground. promoting independence in the coming weeks, the agency will also continue to welcome additional ideas from the states that improve program integrity and best serve the participant and the 15 nutrition assistance programs that include the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and the Summer Food Service Program. Together, these programs comprise information, visit www.fns.usda.gov. Senate Bill 274 Would Have Allowed People to Carry Guns in All Private Schools With Any Religious Institution on the Property Senate Bill 134 Would Have Made It Easier to Carry Hidden, Loaded Guns into Buildings That House Courtrooms and Lawsuits and Penalties for Attempting to Protect Public Safety Senate Bill 148 Would Have Essentially Legalized Open Carry of Firearms in Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded state lawmakers for defeating three extreme polices backed by the gun lobby. All garnering bipartisan opposition, Senate Bills 274, 134 and 148 failed to receive the necessary votes to move out of the Committee on Judiciary. Volunteers from the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action attended the hearing to oppose all three bills 274 and 134 earlier today. Senate Bill 274 would have allowed people to carry guns in all Florida private schools that have any religious institution on the grounds. The proposed law would have applied to elementary, middle and high schools, making it easier for people to carry guns around our children. It would have also applied to private college campuses, despite the risk factors that make the presence of guns potentially dangerous on college campuses, including high levels of binge drinking and drug use and the prevalence of depression and other mental health issues. The bill garnered bipartisan opposition in a failed 4-6 vote. Senate Bill 134 would have made it easier to carry hidden, loaded guns into buildings that house courtrooms and subject and penalties for trying to protect public safety. This bill would have established a new, courthouse. Under the new bill, guns would have only been prohibited in areas primarily used for hearings and trials meaning that in any building where a court shares space with other agencies, people would have actually been able to bring their guns right up to the courtroom door. The bill was also amended to include open carry provisions in Senate Bill 148 and guns in private schools provisions from Senate Bill 274, making this an extremely dangerous omnibus bill. Senate Bill 148 would have essentially legalized the open despite the known dangers of such a policy. Research has consistently shown that the presence of a visible gun makes people more aggressive, and increases the risk that everyday disagreements will become deadly. Additionally, recent incidents like the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville have demonstrated how open carry policies can be used to intimidate peaceful protestors. STATEMENT FROM GAY VALIMONT, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE FLORIDA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA: committee votes. Guns carried by civilians have no place in Schools should be safe, nurturing environments for students to learn. Allowing civilians to carry guns in buildings with courtrooms would only escalate the threat of gun violence in places where emotions run high. And for over 30 years, Florida has made the commonsense choice to prohibit the public places there was no reason to change it. I applaud the courageous members of the judiciary committee for recognizing the dangers of these bills and voting no. We will continue to work with policymakers from both parties to promote commonsense gun policy. Florida is no longer the MAJOR BLOW TO THE GUN LOBBY: FLORIDA MOMS DEMAND ACTION, EVERYTOWN APPLAUD DEFEAT OF DANGEROUS PROPOSALS IN SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING Washington, D.C. In another initiative to prevent the kind of negligence that led to the deaths of 14 residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson has added important language to the Disaster Recovery Reform Act. The bipartisan legislation, which has been considered and approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, focuses on improving predisaster planning and mitigation to reduce the future loss of life and the rising costs of disasters. The measure requires FEMA to provide much-needed disaster response guidance and assistance to ensure that nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are better prioritized and can function or return to functioning status as soon as possible during and after power outages, the Florida lawmaker said. This is a top priority for me. (Click here to watch a hearing remarks.) The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills was unable to power its air conditioning system after Hurricane Irma swept across Florida. Instead of taking patients to the fully powered hospital across the street, the nursing home forced patients, many of them elderly, to endure extreme temperatures. Fourteen people died as a result duty to safeguard its patients. Since the tragedy, which is believed to have been preventable, Congresswoman Wilson has taken several steps to improve nursing home emergency preparedness in her state and across the nation, including a district town hall meeting at which she launched a long-term care emergency response task force to address term care facilities and a emergency preparedness and response to disasters. In a letter to Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Wilson, joined by Congresswoman Ileana RosLehtinen (R-Fla.), called on the committee to investigate the tragedy at Hollywood Hills so that lawmakers can understand what led to such can prevent such a tragedy in the future. Congresswoman Wilson and 36 House members also have written to the heads of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to urge the agencies to consider additional regulations requiring some nursing homes to possess alternate energy sources that can sustain heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and to maintain a fuel supply that will last for at least seven days. The lawmakers also are calling on the agencies to consider regulations that would encourage state and local municipalities to warehouse additional alternate energy sources they can easily access in the event that their emergency plans fail. In addition, the Florida Democrat plans to introduce legislation that will require nursing homes and other longterm care facilities that receive federal funding and resources to have a backup generator or other power source to protect residents, particularly senior citizens, from severe weather conditions. The 14 Rehabilitation die, she says. We have to do all that we can to ensure that such a tragedy never happens again. More News Copy of George E. Beckets patent No. 483.525 which illustrates his improvement

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PAGE 4 THE STAR DECEMBER 9, 2017 Hundreds of Black State Legislators from across the nation met in Indianapolis, Indiana last week for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) 41st Annual Conference to discuss and pass important policy resolutions on Sickle Cell Disease; Racial Disparities in School Disciplining Practices; Legislative Solutions to Address Minority Health Issues; and other areas of concern to African Americans. Legislators can prioritize the policy resolutions based on the needs of their constituents and work to have the topics adopted in their home states, said Gregory W. Porter, the President of the NBCSL. In addition to the policy resolutions, conference attendees heard presentations from Joe Hogsett, the Mayor of Indianapolis; Indiana Governor Eric. W. Holcomb; and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams who spoke about a number of health concerns including the Opioid Crisis, said Porter. The Opioid Crisis is ravaging America taking lives and costing the nation billions of dollars each year and has recently been called a National Emergency even though it has been an emergency in African American communities for decades. Black legislators have the challenge of making sure that when policies are implemented Crisis is available, everything is done in an equitable manner. What I dont want to see is inequitable distribution of funding to address the Opioid problem, said Surgeon General Adams. We also need to talk to law enforcement and others in the community who can help us mitigate the Opioid problem. The Surgeon General also told the medical researchers worked hard, a cure will be developed for Sickle Cell Disease. He questioned who was going to pay for the cure and who would be able the legislators that when it comes down to taking care of patients medically and the citizens of our country....we all have to be non-partisan. We all have to be committed to achieving Better Health Through Better Partnerships and thinking out of the box, said Dr. Adams. We have to put aside the run of the mill thinking and creatively work together outcomes. The Surgeon General told the legislators we must focus on wellness and prevention programs so people can live healthy lives and stressed that we cant TREAT our way out of heart disease, infant mortality, diabetes, cancer and other diseases. He added that he will soon be releasing a signature report on Health and the Economy. One of the most important sessions held at the NBCSL conference was the Youth Congress which enabled young people from Indianapolis area high schools to gain a much better understanding of how government operates by role playing as House representatives and Senators. I believe helping our youth by encouraging them to eventually run for legislators said Indiana Representative Robin Shackleford. They are our future and if we dont teach them about politics and government, who will? In addition to Representative Shackleford, Senators Greg Taylor and Eddie Melton helped organize and manage the Youth Congress. NBCSL held a Town Hall meeting on ending Mass Incarceration and the legislators viewed the highly acclaimed designed to incarcerate young men of color particularly, young black men and it goes back over 50 years. The question state legislators grapple with is how to help to reverse the cycle? There isnt one answer because the mass incarceration issue is so complex and will have to be confronted at the national, state, and local levels and include law enforcement, system. Paula Hoisington, Vice Chair of the Corporate Roundtable, served on the panel assembled to discuss mass incarceration. If a child young black boy is reading below the third grade level while in the third grade, predictions are that he will eventually end up in prison, said Hoisington. We, as a community, need to build better foundations for our children, particularly young black men. They must see and have black male role models. S. Lee Merritt is a civil rights attorney based in Philadelphia and also participated and ongoing counseling is paramount. Mass incarceration is a problem that must be addressed otherwise we become a part of the problem due to inaction, said Merritt. At the Annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, Susan Burton, advocate; Chokwe Antar Lumumba, ESQ., Human Rights Attorney and Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi; and S. Lee Merritt, ESQ., Attorney and Social Activist, all were National Recipients of NBCSLs Nation Builder Award. Roland Parrish, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist (Texas); Tanya Walton Pratt, Attorney and Federal Judge (Indiana); Eugene White, Ed.D (Indiana); were all State Recipients of the National Builder Award and recognized for their dedication to serving the community thousands of people. Next year, the 2018 NBCSL Annual Conference will be held in Brooklyn, New York. National Black Caucus of State Legislators Holds 41st Annual Conference in Indianapolis Odie Donald II By Odie Donald IIOver the last decades, many American inner cities have seen an economic resurgence. Buoyed by millennials and peoples desire to shorten their daily work commute, neighborhoods and communities that were all but pronounced dead two with new businesses and residents. This is no more evident than here in the District of Columbia, where the economic recovery of the city has been nothing short of breathtaking. However, as many have noted, this to all residents. While policymakers and advocates search for answers and solutions to this problem, there is one time-tested and proven tool that should be a key part of any workforce development strategyapprenticeships. Introduced in the 14th century, training with classroom instruction, teaching workers the practical and theoretical aspects of highly-skilled occupations. Apprenticeship programs can be sponsored by employers, labor groups, or employer associations. Traditional apprenticeship programs have been primarily relegated to labor but there are a growing number of engineering. While we understand that the wage and employment gaps cannot be completely closed until the educational and systematic inequalities in this country are addressed, strong apprenticeship programs can help bridge the gap between the shortcoming readiness for high wage sectors. Urban policymakers should make a strong investment in funding apprenticeship programs that help those from their most underserved with strong earnings and growth. By providing strong hands on training in tech or entrepreneurship, policymakers can help residents who may not have received adequate educational Furthermore, in a political environment where big initiatives can often be hard to implement, apprenticeship programs have long had bipartisan support. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that over 91% of all apprentices retain employment upon completion of their apprenticeship. Here in the District of Columbia, we have committed to increasing the number of registered apprenticeships through our Apprenticeship DC initiative. In September of this year, we awarded approximately $400,000 in grants to local businesses and community-based organizations that target the IT, construction, and infrastructure industries. Apprenticeship DC promotes both pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship work-based learning models. Over the next year, we will work with local business owners and community advocates to build upon this the number of apprenticeships available for our communities. Through this initiative and the D.C. Infrastructure Academy, we hope to prove to Washingtonians that we are committed to ensuring that all District residents are able to participate in Districts growing economy. other urban areas deal with their own economic gaps, I hope that they will take a look at what we have done here in the District with our apprenticeship programs and embrace this model as a strong workforce development tool. Odie Donald II is director of the DC Department of Employment Services. Top photo, Annual award winners: (top left) State Representative Charlie Brown (IN), Lifetime Achievement Award Former Mayor Gordon R. Hatcher, Living Legend Award, IN State Nation Builder Dr. Eugene White, TX State Nation Nation Builder S. 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DECEMBER 9, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 5 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 As far as the world of fashion and fashion update is concerned, your new go-to place is Designer Girls Magazine which will be launched on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Nine young aspiring Designers will exhibit their unique fashion designs. The occasion which is GIRLS ONLY will be held at the Marriott located at 4670 Salisbury Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32216 at 3:00 pm. Admission is at no cost for girls within the ages of 8 to 15 with a guardian. Featuring events for the magazine launch includes; Vendors, fashion display, door prizes, revealing of fashion magazine, model open call audition, fashion tips and so much more. ABOUT THE MAGAZINE The Designer Girls Project is an annual magazine production made for girls aged 8 to 15. Our goal is to support young girls who aspire and dream of becoming fashion designers, models or simply trying to learn more about creating a unique personal style. The magazine loaded with the attractive colorful pages of clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, hair styles and crafts that were shared by young bloggers and journalists. Subscribers will get tools that through design with inspirational stories, fashion tips, astounding Do-It-Yourself tips and so much more. They will create innovative utilize what they need to put forth design expressions. The magazine highlights articles on reproducing old clothes, assembling pieces from their storage rooms and creating extraordinary and peculiar styles. EDITORS BIO Nicole Butler has created a strong reputation and notoriety of service for more than 17 years. She has had a passion for fashion design since she was ten years old. She has tremendous experience in the fashion business which ranges from retail sales to private instruction. She attended The Tracy Warner School of Design in Philadelphia and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. While in New York City, she was granted the Best Designer of the year Award subsequent to displaying her unique collection in a fashion show. Nicole has worked in the Delaware School District where she instructed inner city students with learning handicaps basic sewing. Nicole thoroughly enjoys teaching youth one-on-one in fashion design and carrying out fashion shows and events for them consistently. She shows her event planning ability in A & B Productions Designer Kids project, an eight week workshop where youth learn to take a fashion design from a runway. Nicole conducts classes in her minor studio where space is restricted be that as it may, that does not stop her sense of duty regarding the needs of youth. Ms. Butler has helped young actors develop fashion skills while sitting tight for their acting youths helped by her program are Trinitee Stokes from the Disney show KC Undercover, Aliyah Royale from the Threads Project Runway, and Dante Brown an actor featured in Lethal Weapon. Obviously Ms. Butler knows her onions in the fashion business. The Designer Girls Magazine Launches their 3rd Issue and Highlight Fashions created by Young DesignersGirls Learn to create and develop their own unique style while building self-esteem through fashion LIFE STYLE By Brandon Terrell I was reared and schooled in Detroit, where poverty and oppression eloquently danced while violence and crime serenaded the communities. The crime and oppression in my neighborhood drove me to submit a college application that changed my lifes trajectory. I wasnt going to college to become an adult; I faced mature challenges and college applications. For me, higher education represented an escape from adult struggles. But, I couldnt escape the generation college students like me, the responsibilities designed for mature adults were often delegated to us adolescents. Now that Im in graduate school, I have some distance and perspective on what four-year college. And, despite some model programs at universities, I fear the current political climate and threatened budget cuts will only obtain a four-year degree. I know from experience my traditional undergraduate college student is devastatingly common. No one in high school or college realities of being a student who couldnt rely on family for support. FASFA, Pell Grants and loans were foreign concepts. The conversations I had growing up rarely involved college. We talked about who was buying dinner that night or who needed to get a job to help pay bills. Survival was the goal. By the time I applied to college, I had already tangled with life and boxed with oppression, discrimination, stereotypical beliefs, and negative ideologies, all while juggling school, plus a job or two. Life had prepared me for college. But the challenges never stopped coming. Even as I struggled to pay tuition and buy meals when the food courts closed for the weekends, I often got calls from relatives who needed help buying groceries. Relief started with me. I had no safety net I WAS the safety net. Completing college required a survival balancing act-maintaining my GPA, bridging gaps back at home, and navigating collegiate bureaucracies while carefully responding to microaggressions and prejudice in majority white spaces. Spectators would classify the underlying factor of our motivation as grit or determination, but for simply survival. We have no choice. Missing an assignment, being too tired to attend a bio lecture after working more than 30 hours a week, failing a 300 level course, or even missing a tuition payment created a slippery slope back to dreams. But we are a population as we represented 36 percent of students seeking a four-year degree nationwide in 2012. Politicians, educators, social workers, counselors, and administrators must address the intersecting social and cultural challenges that precede our applications, accompany us to college, and follow us even after securing a degree. aid is not enough to secure a better quality of life for students coming from low-income backgrounds. The gap is widening with only 14 percent of the most economically disadvantaged students earning a bachelors degree, according to a 2015 federal study. system to thrive in college-mentors, help with living expenses, travel and emotional support from other students who feel isolated, but are coping with similar struggles. We need to stop talking about college attainment in simplistic ways. It takes so much more than grit. Brandon Terrell is currently attending graduate school at Eastern Michigan University, after graduating there in 2015 with a bachelors in psychology. He also works at the University of Michigan as a program assistant for the community health department. Young, Gifted, and Black. What No one Told Me About Being First to Go To College As college application season looms, here is some advice for first time college attendees

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PAGE 6 THE STAR DECEMBER 9, 2017 JOE TORRY MICHAEL WINSLOW THE BEST OF BOTH WORDS ED LOVERDECEMBER 8 9 NOVEMBER 9 11 NOVEMBER 24 25 DECEMBER 1 2 fraud. The prosecution was built around the a perceived illegal scheme involving Brown Simmons and Wiley knowingly and willingly participating in the fraudulent solicitation and theft of funds from the charity One Door for Education. {Ms. Brown and Mr. Simmons solicited and received over $833,000 which was deposited into the account of One Door, an entity Ms. Brown, unknowingly falsely touted to donors as being a 501(c)(3) charity providing educational opportunities for children.} Mr. Simmons created a bogus government job for his sister there by forcing the taxpayers to pay the sisters salary and Carla Wiley As the registered agent and director of One Door never complied with state and federal laws governing charities. Ms. (3) tax exemption, but placed over $120,000 in an account shared with her son, personally stole $182,730 from One Door. The court recommended a sentence of 21 to 27 month. Ronne Simmons Duty-bound to act lawfully as Chief of Staff, Mr. Simmons admitted to placing his sister on the congressional payroll which was an act of misappropriating taxpayer funds. According to his plea agreement this activity began in 2001 and lasted until 2016. Mr. Simmons defrauded the government and private individuals. The court advisory guide lines recommended 3341 months. The court views are that Ronnie Simmons is as equally guilty as Ms. Brown. Corrine Brown In the Sentencing Order Judge Corrigan pointed out areas of concern for adjustments. An amount of Loss: The government listed the fraud loss attributable to Ms. Brown as $664,292.65. Ms. Brown argued the $330,000 spent on events should not be considered {all of the events that rep solicited funds, for took place and while most of the events did not raise any funds it is not evidence of fraudulent or criminal intent. Judge Corrigan concluded the planners and organizers simply failed to employ best practices in order to raise enough funds. Abuse of position of trust: Under sentencing guide lines, if Ms. Brown abused her position as a member of Congress in a matter that commission or concealment of the offense, the enhancement applies. In the order Judge Corrigan stated the evidence showed that One Door donors placed that trust in Ms. Brown. The abuse of trust adjustment applies. OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE The Court sustained Ms. Browns objection and did not apply the enhancement for obstruction of justice. GUIDELINE CALCULATIONS The court used the advisory guidelines recommending 70 87 months of imprisonment. THE OTHER FACTORS The order states the jury found beyond a reasonable doubt that Ms. Brown had defrauded and deceived One Door for Education donors and illegally used One Door funds for her own purpose personal purposes Ms. Brown also stands convicted of tax fraud and lying on her These are serious crimes, made more so because Ms. Brown used her position as a member of Congress to facilitate her criminal activity In sentencing Ms. Brown, it is the Courts responsibility to give voice to the jury verdict. MS. BROWNS PUBLIC SERVICE. Congresswoman Brown has surrendered her passport. Attorneys for Ms. Brown has stated they will appeal the sentence. In another matter, various media outlets have requested access to the letters given to the court by the public in support of Ms. Brown. These letters are matters of public interest and are not made part to an ORDER REGARDING SENTENCING LETTERS TO THE COURT that has been whether to release the letters to the press or not. Any briefs or citations for or against most be Joe Torry was inducted into the hall of fame in 2006 with legend-ary comedians such as Richard Pryor, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Cosby and has planted an indelible mark on the world of comedy. His off-the cuff brand of comedy is au-thentic and has made him a living legend. Look for Joe in the up coming Vaughn, Joe will also be reoccur-ring as Chandler Bishop on Cin-emax in the seduction drama en-titled the Jump Off premiering in April 2012 and he will be taping a Comedy DVD in March called Laugh In Yo Face which will be host and one of the most memo-rable comedians of HBOs Rus-sell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, Torry has become well-known and respected for his comedic style. He garnered this title, because un-like most comedians, Torry doesnt pre-rehearse his script for stand-up, he uses the audience to unleash -medic style. His ability to connect with audiences from various back-grounds and leave them in stitches has led to an illustrious career and opened the doors of unbelievable opportunity. Prior to achieving world-wide acclaim from his days as the for-midable host of Def Comedy Jam, Torry had already made his mark in the world of comedy and the big screen. Torry starred in many box & 3 with Martin Lawrence, Strictly Business with Sam Jackson and Halle Berry, Tales from the Hood, Sprung with Tisha Campbell and most notably from his role in John Singletons Poetic Justice featuring the remarkable Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. Torry has also made a name for himself as a stellar ac-tor appearing in such re-known television shows as E.R., NYPD Blue, Dangerous Minds, and Navy NCIS. Nown for his capricious person-ality as a stand-up comic, audienc-es quickly embraced his talent. But his world-wide audiences werent the only ones welcoming his starpower; many major corporations such as Anheuser Busch, Pepsi and Nike recognized his value and turned his talents into major en-dorsement opportunities to expand their value and market share. This universal appeal led Torry to his latest venture with Universal Music Group in which he is one of very few comedians whos been given the opportunity to release his very own ringtones. Using his unique voice, Torry has borrowed famous quotes and characters from his stage performances and created uniquely hilarious voice tones that user can download to their cellular phones available on all major car-riers at www.getmusic.com, Your local carriers site and also www. ringtonejukebox.com Instead of using the same old songs that ev-eryone one has set to their ringer, users can tickle their tummy with Torry Tones For Your Funny Bones. These hilarious voicetones such as Whos the Man,, I got your money Ghetto-Girl, Aint Gon Call Me Back? will leave the users laughing hysteri-cally. These tones are currently being used in various mixx tape series around the country. Extending his brand and tal-ent, Joe has been working hard on his Musical Comedy CD/ Video Comedy Cocktails which is due out for your Christ-mas stockings. The project will be supported by various award winning artist to new talent from Joes super star list of friends. Torry is also currently at work on other projects including his reality show entitled, Joe-Torry Re-mixed. http://www.youtube. Remix is a not just the same old run-of-the-mill reality show, but a docuality of Torrys life., Whilst the camera follows Torrys every move, capturing his daily interac-tions the audience is treated with interactions with many famous ce-lebrities and his experiences in the entertainment industry, Torry also revisits his past and shares with the audience his vulnerabilities, his past mistakes and his desire to cor-rect them. Torry is also writing his debut book entitled The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly. The manuscript de-tails Joes journey through life, the entertainment industry and the many people who have had a tre-mendous impact in his career and personal life. The book will give readers a front row seat into Tor-rys experiences in the entertain-ment industry featuring moments with notable celebrities and power players such as Russell Simmons, Tupac Shakur, Micheal and Janet Jackson, Robin Harris, Robi Reed, Eddie Murphy, Stan Lathan, Mag-ic Johnson and more. He hopes that his book will impact the lives of other upcoming comedians and entertainers by sharing what the business is really like and avoid-ing some of the same mistakes he made. Torry says I came into this business doing and saying things I should not have like offending people who held the power in Hol-lywood. But Torrys says there are many happy moments in the book such as the time when Janet Jackson invited them to her house and shared information we needed as young celebrities. Tony will playing on Friday and Saturday at the Jacksonville Com-edy Club, located at 11000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. BrownContinued from page 1 leading with 46,464 votes, or 50.41 percent, to Norwoods 45,705 votes, or 49.59 percent. -count could happen next week if Norwood formally requests as soon as Saturday. Norwood would then have 48 hours to request the recount, which could take about three hours to complete. For Norwood, the outcome virtually mirrored her 2009 loss to current Mayor Kasim Reed by a mere 714 votes. Norwood requested a recount, which ultimately produced only one additional vote. On Wednesday, Norwood wasnt seen at any public events and her campaign. Im not surprised that shes asking for a recount, but I do think that our vote tally will hold, and I think if anything, our vote tally will go up, Bot-toms said. A win for Norwood, 65, ever white female mayor, and end the Democratic Partys without interruption since 1879. If Bottoms wins, she would become Atlantas sixth consecutive African-American mayor, a trend that began with Maynard Jackson in 1973 and cultivated the balance between black political clout and white business interests that have MayorContinued from page 1 Georgia girl dead after school bus crashes into tree A school bus driver on her early pick-up route lost con-trol on a dirt road and smashed into a tree Tuesday, killing a 5-year-old girl and sending 21 other children to hospitals. The crash happened on a foggy morning just before 7 a.m. as the bus was gather-ing Taylors Creek Elementary School students in tiny Gum Branch, a city of fewer than 300 residents that backs onto a large military community about 50 miles southwest of Savannah. Its too soon for investiga-tors to know if the 62-year-old driver, who also was hospital-ized, will face any charges, said Lt. Thornell King of the Georgia State Patrol. King said video from a security camera on the bus showed her struggling with the gear shift right before the crash. The driver, she made a right-hand turn and she hit a bump, probably a roadside ditch, King said. After she hit the bump, you can clearly see on the video her struggling with the gear shift as if to put the bus in park or trying to slow it down. King said it did not appear on the video that the driver was accelerating at high speed, and he said it was possible that something malfunctioned on the bus. killed in the crash as 5-yearold Cambria Shuman. He said she had been sitting in one of the front-row passenger seats. The bus had no seat belts.

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DECEMBER 9, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 7 Thats why theres always an experienced bread baker on hand in your Publix Bakery. And an expert cake decorator, too, ready to customize beautiful cakes to your every whim, for any occasion. See how we serve you at publix.com/service.Helping you is what we love to do. The community turned out by the hundreds to Im A Star Foundations 7th Annual Lets Move Jacksonville event held today, Saturday, December 2, at Henry J. Communities in Schools brought the most attendees, claiming the $1000 prize for the 3rd year in a row. This free healthy food and by youth in the Im A Star Foundation with activities for the whole family, ages 1 to 100. State Rep. Tracie Davis, and City Council members Sam Newby, Bill Gulliford stage to speak in support of Im A Star Foundation at the event. Im A Star Foundation gave away fresh local fruits and vegetables in a free farmers market. 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. ABOUT IM A STAR FOUNDATION Established in 2010, Im A Star Foundation comprised of students (ages 12-18) who develop solutions to improve their communities. An acronym for Smart, Talented And Resilient students, the Foundation draws 35 volunteer student servant leaders from middle and high schools across Duval County each year. Founder and Executive Director Betty Seabrook Burney is a former Duval Co. School Board Chairwoman who achieved the distinction of having all chronically lowperforming schools exit the state of Floridas intervene list by the end of her term. Im A Star Foundation students have been featured in various press outlets, including Florida Times-Union, ABC7Chicago For more information, please visit www. imastarfoundation.org. Communities In Schools Wins $1000 Prize At 7Th Annual Lets Move Jacksonville LOCAL | FLORIDALeft to right: DCPS Superintendent Patricia Willis, Im A Star Foundation Executive Director Betty Burney and Communities in Schools Franchise Mogul of Golden Krust restaurant commits suicide By Denise WilliamsLowell Hawthorne the founder of Golden Krust Bakery & Grill, a national Jamaican fast food chain has taken his life. The 57-year-old entrepreneur killed himself Saturday with a single gunshot wound to the head. An immigrant from customers his unique blend of island cuisine. His recipes from his homeland were the foundation he used to build his successful brand. His wife and four children who work for the company are inconsolable. Hawthorne is the son of a baker and patterned his restaurant chain after his fathers successful business in his homeland. He immigrated to the United States when he was just 21 years old. later expanded into a national franchise in 1989. In just under thirty years, his franchise boasted 120 locations. In 2012, he released a book entitled, The Bakers Son which chronicled his lifes journey before and after he relocated to the United States. In addition, he appeared in an episode of Undercover Boss in 2016. Hawthrone was in the process of building a 37 million dollar compound to expand his operation to Rockland County, NY. Media outlets have reported Hawthorne left a note but at the time of this writing, the contents were not made public. Heartfelt following statement was posted on Golden Krusts Facebook page on December 3rd. Krust Caribbean Bakery are mourning the untimely passing of Lowell Hawthorne, our founder, and CEO, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Our hearts are broken, and we are struggling to process our grief over this tremendous loss. Lowell was a visionary, entrepreneur, community champion and above all, a committed father, family man, friend, and man of faith. love, we say: thank you. Your support means the world to us, and we ask you to keep us in your prayers. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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PAGE 8 THE STAR DECEMBER 9, 2017 SPORTS By Adesina O. Koiki ATLANTA Georgia was not able to defeat Auburn when the Bulldogs were No. 1 in the country. But given a second chance at the Tigers, however, the Bulldogs came up big when it counted the most against War Eagle. Freshman quarterback Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes and the Bulldogs defense held Auburn without a point defeated the Tigers 28-7 in the SEC Cham3, and it will play Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. as part of the ColIts great to bring [the SEC Championship] back to Georgia, said Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart, who played defensive back for Georgia as an undergraduate. Its hard to do. soundly defeated the Bulldogs 40-17 three weeks ago at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, was heightened even more when the marched into the end zone on nine plays, with quarterback Jarrett Stidham connecting with Nate Craig-Myers on a six-yard touchdown. Dj vu set in even more for the Bulldogs early on, as their offense only was The turning point for Georgia came early in the second quarter as Auburn drove into the red zone to try an open up a two-possession lead. On a third-and-6 from Georgias 14-yard line, Stidham was sacked from behind by David Bentley and lost the football. Roquan Smith recovered for Georgia and put a halt on the Tigers drive. With the momentum on their side, the Bulldogs offense woke up, with running back Nick Chubb ripping off a 16-yard drive ended on a two-yard touchdown from Fromm to Isaac Nauta to tie the score at the 10:14 mark of the second quarter. Auburns offense was not the same after Stidhams fumble, and, after it went three-and-out on the next possession after Georgias tying score, the Bulldogs took give the Bulldogs a 13-7 lead with 1:26 left in the quarter. Bulldogs Defeats Tigers 28-7 to Win First SEC Championship Since 2005 By Adesina O. Koiki JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The NFL Playoffs are within reach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Sundays performance was a telltale sign that they intend to not only make it to the postseason, but do some damage. Blake Bortles had his best game of the season while throwing for two touchdowns and the Jags defense forced two more turnovers as they defeated the Indianapolis Colts 30-10 at EverBank Field to increase their chances at reaching the playoffs. The game against the now 3-9 Colts appeared to be the proverbial trap game, for Jacksonville, having lost on the road in Arizona the week before and staring at a matchup against the Seattle Seahawks next week. Jacksonville showed its maturity in not wasting any time jumping ahead on a team it was expected to beat, as they scored sions on offense. The only drive Jacksonville did not score on was just one play long as they ran out the clock to head into halftime. We were really focused during this week, said Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone. I thought the players did a good job coming back after being on the road two straight games. The crowd was a big part of helping us out completed more than 70 percent of his passes in a game, and his four-yard touchdown pass to Marqise Lee on a third down capped off an 11-play, 80sion to go up 7-0. Special teams also was a big factor in Jacksonvilles touchdown, as punter Brad Nortman executed a fake punt to ing a 22-yard pass to tight end James OShaughnessy over the middle for 29 yards. start the second quarter, and after veteran kicker Adam Vinatieris 27-yard 10-3, Jacksonville once again went on a long drive that ended in the end zone. Four third-down situations were converted on the 12-play drive, the last one coming on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Bortles to Keelan Cole on third-and-goal to give Jacksonville a 16-3. (The extra point was no good.) Indianapolis ended the half driving from their own 30 to Jacksonvilles 23-yard line, but then the Jaguars defense stepped up to hold the Colts out of the end zone. Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett threw a pass over the middle intended for T.Y. Hilton that was intercepted by cornerback Jalen Ramsey inside of the 10-yard line with 33 seconds left in the half. Jacksonville then established the ground game to start the third quarter, and running back Leonard Fournette ran the ball in from four yards to end half. Bortles completed a pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis for the two-point conversion to give Jacksonville a 24-3 advantage. for 309 yards and did not throw an interception, while Fournette, still limgame due to his ankle. As long as the team wins, I win. Its frustrating sometimes, but it doesnt matter as long as we win. Jacksonville now will get ready to host the Seattle Seahawks at EverBank Field on Sunday Dec. 10 at 1 PM EST.NO HORSING AROUND: Jaguars Defeat Colts 30-10By Adesina O. Koiki ATLANTA Almost every Sunday that he spent playing football while growing up just outside of Atlanta, Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon mimicked the Dirty Bird celebration popularized by Falcons great, Jamal Anderson, during the teams magical run to the Super Bowl in 1998. On Sunday, McKinnon was able to live out one of his childhood dreams: scoring a touchdown in his hometown and doing the Dirty Bird in the end zone afterward. The childhood Falcons fan ended up doing it at the Falcons expense. McKinnon, who starred at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia, before embarking on a record-setting career as a quarterback and running back at Georgia Southern, scored on a two-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter as part of the Minnesota Vikings 14-9 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, Minnesotas eighth straight victory. half was scored by the Mariettaborn McKinnon, who caught a the second quarter and turned it up to score and give the Vikings a 7-3 lead. His touchdown ended up being half of the touchdowns scored in the entire game as Minnesota (10-2), after Philadelphia lost later in the day at Seattle, moves into the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture with a quarter of the season to play. Very special, its just a blessing, said McKinnon about winning in his return to Atlanta. Its good to be back. Good to get a W. Its probably one of the biggest wins for me in the season, so Im very thankful. After his score, McKinnon broke out the dance that was all the rage in Atlanta two decades ago when the Falcons ended up appearing in non to the Florida-Georgia Star when asked if he had planned to do the dance if he scored. I grew up watching the Atlanta Falcons and Jamal Anderson doing the Dirty Bird. I wanted to do it two years ago when we played here, and I didnt get the chance. I got a chance today, so I did it. Unlike McKinnon and Minnesota, the Falcons were not able to celebrate any touchdowns, held out of the end zone and just settling for three Matt Bryant Field goals. After throwing for at least 200 yards in a NFL-record 64 consecutive games, Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was held under that mark for the second time in three weeks, only throwing for 173 yards passing on 16-of-29 passing. We knew it was going to be an Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. We expected that coming in, and as the game turned out, some missed chances on third down on both sides of the ball were really the factor in this game. Offensively, not being able to convert on some of the third downs and, defensively, [Minnesota] extended some drives. I thought was the real story of this game. Atlanta only converted one of their 10 third-down attempts, the main reason why the Falcons were and took 7:24 off the clock to quarter. After McKinnons touchdown early in the second, the Falcons scored on the ensuing drive as Bryant converted on a 36-yarder to I thought we had too many third-and-sevens, said Ryan. I think one of the points of emphasis for us during the week was to try down. We didnt do a good job of that.Marietta Native McKinnon Scores For Vikings In 14-9 Win Over Falcons Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon (21) is tackled by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones (45) on December 3, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Debby Wong/ The Florida-Georgia Star)By Debby Wong Less than a week after Jimbo Fisher resigned to take the head coaching position at Texas A&M, the Seminoles will bring in former Oregon coach Willie Taggart as their new coach. Taggart, 41, replaced Mark Helfrich at Oregon last season and guided the and an upcoming trip to the Las Vegas Bowl to face The deal is for six years and $30 million, a source told ESPNs Mark Schlabach. A Florida native, Taggart spent four seasons as the coach at South Florida from 2013coach at Western Kentucky (16-20) for three seasons prior to that. Taggart has an overall coachseasons. He has helped his teams become bowl-eligible in four of those seasons, including three straight between South Florida and Oregon. streak to 36 consecutive seasons. We thank Willie for his efforts at Oregon, and we wish him and his family all the best in the future, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens said in a statement. Taggart becomes only the third head coach at Florida State in the past 43 years. Bobby Bowden guided the FSU program for 34 years and Fisher for the past eight years.FSU Hires Willie Taggart As New Head Coach By Adesina O. Koiki ATLANTA If the saying is true that timing is everything, then the long-range shots the Georgia Tech mens basketball team gave up to Tennessee in the second half all came at the worst possible time. The Volunteers hit three threeall of them coming at crucial moments of the game midway through the second half as they defeated Georgia Tech 77-70 at McCamish Pavilion, handing the Yellow Jackets their second consecutive defeat. Georgia Tech cut to a one-possession game on multiple occasions in a push to take was able to pull ahead as TennesThey responded well from obviously a disappointing loss on Friday. Tennessee is really good and very well coached. Theyre tough and very physical; theyre older. Theyre a very good team and theyre going to win a lot of games in SEC play. Theyre for sure a top-20 team in the country. Georgia Tech (4-3) went on a 11-4 run early in the second half, capped off by a Curtis Haywood II layup, to cut Tennessees lead to then Tennessee sophomore guard Lamont Turner would come off the bench and hit a three-pointer on the next possession to extend the Vols lead to four. Turner would end up scoring 24 points, including three of the teams eight 3-pointers. A couple of possessions later and with Georgia Tech still down 44-40, Yellow Jackets center Ben Lammers thought he converted an And-1 when he scored on a layup, a charge on Lammers, enraging Pastner on the sidelines and the Georgia Tech supporters in the stands. On the next possession, Admiral the left wing to extend Tennessees lead to seven. Once more, Georgia Tech made a charge at the lead, as guard Tadric Jackson completed a three-point play to bring the Yel10:48 mark. You could now guess what happened on Tennessees next possesthree of the half, right after Jacksons three-point play, to give TenWe had multiple times [to take the lead], that one when it was 4140 and Lamont Turner hit that big three Tadric [Jackson] actually played really good defense, hand in his face, said Pastner. We had some other times where we just couldnt tie it and could not get over the hump. We missed some layups and some key free throws. Lammers led the Yellow Jackets those coming in the second half. of the second half for Georgia Tech, on two three-pointers and a conventional three-point play.Tennessees Timely Three-Pointers Key To Holding Off Yellow Jackets Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Tadric Jackson (1) drives to the basket as Tennessee Vols Lamonte Turner (1) defends on December 3, 2017 at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Debby Wong/The Florida/Georgia Star) JACKSONVILLE, FL DEC 2: Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) running the ball while being pursued by Colts linebacker Barkevious Mingo during the game against the Indianapolis Colts on December 3, 2017 at Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (The Florida Star/ Laurence Greene) Willie Taggart

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DECEMBER 9, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 9 Did you know that textiles are estimated to take over 5.2% of all landfills? Instead of adding to the waste, lets look at ways we can reduce our impact on landfills this month with alternatives to trashing any kind of fabric or clothing. Repurpose your clothes Cut old t-shirts into squares and make a t-shirt quilt to preserve memories. Cut up clothes into smaller squares or strips to use as dusting rags and cleaning cloths, or create dryer balls from old socks. The possibilities are endless! Donate clothing to Thrift Stores Thrift stores are a great place to donate old clothing. It can also work in reverse and can be a way to purchase clothes at a greatly reduced price. Most thrift stores will accept any clothing that has been used, either by dropping off bags during business hours, or by finding a drop-off bin around town. Donating to a thrift store is also a great way to receive a tax write-off. Simply ask for a donation receipt with the total value documented. For a basic value estimate of your clothing, check the Goodwill Valuation Guide. Sell on Consignment Sell your clothes online through websites like ThredUp. Simply order a bag, fill it with namebrand womens and childrens clothing, and mail it back to them. They will notify you when theyve gone through your bag and will also provide an amount they will pay you for your clothes. You can either use that money to shop at ThreadUp, or cash it out via PayPal. Other alternatives include brick-and-mortar consignment shops like Uptown Cheapskate, Platos Closet (for teens), Once Upon a Child or Kid to Kid (for kids) and other local stores in your community. Selling clothing this way can take some time, but if youre willing to wait it out, it can be lucrative, especially with name brand clothes! Swap Have a swapping party with your friends who wear similar sizes or have children around the same age. It is also very common for Facebook groups in neighborhoods or communities to have a group online where you can buy, sell and trade clothing tems. Search on Facebook using terms like neighborhood and sell or swap or trade. For example, Coppell, Swap. Recycle All clothing, no matter how worn, can be given to recycling centers for processing. It does need to be dry when dropped off. Textiles that are brought to recycling facilities are sorted into color and fabric, shredded, and then repurposed for many different products including mattresses, car insulation, roofing felts, loudspeaker cones, panel linings and furniture padding. Share with us how youre reducing the impact on landfills and recycling your clothing. Hosting a swapping party? Taking bags of clothes to Goodwill? Take a photo and use #RecycleGuide on Facebook & Twitter so we can share inspiring ways that youre recycling! Want more info? See what else the Recycle Guide has to say about clothes here: http://www. recycleguide.org Photo Credit: Jake Bouma The post Creative Ways to Reuse and Recycle Your Clothing appeared first on Recycle Guide. NARAL Congratulates Nikema Williams On Her Election to Georgia State SenateNARAL Members Were An Early Force in Williams Campaign, Worked to Turn Out Pro-Choice Vote Through Election Day In a victory for women and families across Georgia, Nikema Williams was elected to be the next state senator in Georgias 39th district. NARAL was an early force in Georgias special elections, taking aim at the Republican supermajority in the State Senate by endorsing pro-choice leaders like Nikema Williams and Jen Jordan. To congratulate Nikema Williams on her victory, NARAL leaders issued the following statements: With Trump and his administration launching unprecedented attacks on our reproductive freedom, we need pro-choice champions like Nikema Williams more than ever, said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue. NARAL members, and the seven in 10 voters who support access to abortion care, are thrilled to congratulate Williams on her victory. This election has made one thing clear: Georgia voters are sick and tired of extreme, anti-choice politicians targeting women and families in the state legislature. Williams is a proven champion who will stand up for women and families across the Peach State. NARAL Georgia members could not be more excited to congratulate State Senator-elect Nikema Williams, a true champion for our reproductive rights, said NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia State Director Laura Simmons. Trumps GOP allies in the Georgia legislature have proven they would rather put their fringe ideological agenda and rightwing donors ahead of the needs of Georgian women and families and voters have had enough. Nikema Williams has been a leader on defending our reproductive freedom, including access to contraceptives and abortion, and will be a welcome change from the partisan politicsas-usual in the state capital. Jen Jordan was also elected to be the next state senator in Georgias 6th district. NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia worked hard to turn out pro-choice voters across the state with over 16,008 calls and 17,553 texts to voters across the 39th district. NARAL members went door-to-door to support pro-choice champions Nikema Williams and Jen Jordan, and sent multiple, targeted mailings in support of their candidacies. NFL PARTNERS WITH MOREHOUSE COLLEGE AND RISE TO HOST ADVOCACY IN SPORT WORKSHOPCurrent and former NFL players, athletes from other professional sports, and select students to participate in three-day program at Morehouse The National Football League, Morehouse College and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) will host the Advocacy in Sport Workshop at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, February 21-23, 2018 to educate athletes on how to develop and implement effective advocacy platforms that positively impact society. Sport has been an international venue for social change since before Jesse Owens swept the 1936 Olympics and opened the worlds eyes to the image of justice and equality, said TROY VINCENT, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. This historic workshop is aimed at training the next generation of athletes who wish to use sport as a powerful platform for advocacy. Our partnership is designed to equip athletes as influencers and community leaders with the mechanics to develop their advocacy platform. The NFL and Morehouse College partnership is the product of ongoing strategic meetings held at the school since October 2016, convened by RISE. Former and active professional athletes, academics, politicians, social activists and sport administrators developed a curriculum to equip athletes with tools and resources to impact social issues respectfully and responsibly. Athletes will be taught organizational development, relationship management, and best practices in media relations. Athletes have a unique ability to bring people together for solution-driven conversations that can bring about real change, said RISE CEO JOCELYN BENSON. At RISE, we believe that harnessing the unifying power of sports and empowering athletes to be effective advocates can improve race relations and drive social progress in our country. We are proud to work with the NFL and Morehouse College to help enhance athletes ability to create positive change. Workshop participants will learn about previous movements and focus on process, acquire knowledge of impactful tools and resources, and hear from athlete activists, politicians and social activists. DR. DAVID WALL RICE, Associate Professor of Psychology at Morehouse College, has taken the lead in designing the Advocacy in Sport workshop curriculum through his Identity, Art and Democracy Laboratory. Students selected to participate in the workshop will also take his winter term course Psychology, Sport and Social Justice. Linking with the NFL and their players in pushing forward social justice agendas that mirror present and past activist foundations of Morehouse College is important work, said HAROLD MARTIN JR., Interim President of Morehouse College. We take our relationship here and the trust that many of the players have already communicated to Dr. Rice seriously, and we know that the work we do in February and beyond has the capacity to impact lives. OPINIONThe African American Business Project The purpose of the African American Business Project is to promote African American Economic Empowerment in the United States of America for present and future African Americans. African Americans collectively earn approximately 1.3 trillion dollars annually and over 80% of what we earn and spend goes into the hands, pockets and bank accounts of another race of people. It is time for a change. Volunteers Needed. If God allows me to live and see another year, I will be on the campaign trail as usual in support of the African American Business Project during the year 2018. According to my research and studies, obtaining our economic independence here in the United States is a twofold project. A nationwide urban revitalization project and a nationwide economic empowerment project, they go hand and hand. In order to acquire our economic independence here in America it is going to take some serious action collectively. According to my research and studies there are hundredths of African American / Black business organizations in America promoting African American economic empowerment, and approximately 2.6 million African American / Black organizations. How long are we just going to sit back and make all these other races of people rich in America and from across the world. Economically, we have a broken operating system and it is time to make some adjustments, 80% of 1.3 trillion dollars equal 800 billion 240 million dollars annually. Economic reconstruction is exactly what I am bringing to the table, a new road map, a new set of blue prints, and economic independence here in the United States of America. It is time for a change. In many newsletters I shared tons of information pertaining to our economic competitors in America and throughout the world such as the G-20 Economies, and other chambers of commerce that exist here in America. Our economic competitors are great and large in numbers but God is the greatest. As of today, I send out over 2,500 newsletters bi-weekly or monthly all across America to many African American organizations within every State of the United States; religious, colleges, chambers of commerce, radio and newspaper companies, individual friends and family members, and once again I would like to thank everyone for reading my newsletters. It is time for change. How many of you know about the Reconstruction Era? Well the Reconstruction Era in America had two parts. Part one dealt with the history of the entire country from 1865 1877. Part two dealt with the transformation of the Southern States from 1863 1877, as directed by Congress, with the reconstruction of state and society. As a foot note; The Ku Klux Klan was started by six Confederate veterans from Paulaski, Tennessee on December 24, 1865 during the reconstruction of the South after the Civil War. Nearly 152 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation which was an executive order signed by former President Abraham Lincoln on January 1,1863, racist Caucasians are still on the loose, they teach racism and hatred to their children for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Jim Crow Laws was implemented in the South in 1934) Slavery was abolished in the North in 1908, even though racism was just as bad in the North as it is in the South, yesterday and today, 2017. In short, I would like to discuss the need for our economic reconstruction all across America. Nothing the Whiteman ever laid out or outlined for African Americans during the reconstruction period or any time after from Capitol Hill has been that old paleface speaks with a fork tongue. Please dont take all my comments personal because I realize there are a lot of interracial marriages in America today because of a change in American marriage laws, and I wish them the best, but racism is real in America and dont underestimate racism nor the negativism that follows it perpetually. Obtaining our economic independence here in the United States is a work, it is a work that is passed on from one generation to another. My question to you is how much can we do today in support of future African Americans tomorrow. Recently African Americans in Atlanta, GA were posting up on Facebook putting our money in Black owned banks. Well sometimes a bark is bigger than a bite. When we learn and practice money management within our race then we will be able to open and operate Black banks all across the United States of America. Lets talk some business. Out of the 1.3 trillion dollars we collectively earn annually here in the United States, lets collectively set a short term goal to be used as a building block for future African Americans nationwide. I will not openly discuss or disclose any ingredients of this business proposition in my newsletters, but I can truly tell you that it is a vision that can become a reality. According to the Bible without a vision people will perish, not just a heavenly vision but an earthly vision also. Next year I am going to implement some new techniques towards building up the African American Business Project here in Augusta, GA in support of its endeavors for the year 2018. Lets communicate regardless of where you live in the future. If you have a business plan better than mines I will support yours. I dont expect everyone to be concerned with our economic empowerment here in the United States of America because far too many African Americans still have that old Willie Lynch mentality. Division, mistrust and fear among each other, then turn right around and spend money with business owners of the Ku Klux Klan or members of the United States Chamber of Commerce. It is time for a change. Melvin Lorenzo Kelly Melvinl.kelly@yahoo.com LOCAL | GEORGIA Nikema WilliamsPhoto courtesy of facebook.com/nikemaforsenate Creative Ways to Reuse and Recycle Your Clothing (StatePoint) U.S. health officials are predicting a harsh flu season. While there is still no cure for flu, there are steps you can take to reduce suffering while the virus takes its course. Some experts suggest starting the quest to feel better by exploring your local health food store. Dr. Lawrence Rosen, author of several books based on 25 years of practicing pediatric integrative medicine, is offering some advice to ease flu symptoms. While none of the items mentioned in this article have been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, most have a long history and are relatively inexpensive. Curative Foods and Beverages: The digestive tract accounts for 70 to 80 percent of the immune system. When battling a virus, foods rich in vitamin C are essential to immune function. Try drinking a cup of hot water and lemon daily. Onion tea can promote a healthy respiratory system by relieving a cough and sore throat. Honey, which is a superfood, is a good choice, coating and soothing the throat, helping control cough, and promoting a restful nights sleep that is necessary for healing. Spiced-up Recipes: Add garlic and oregano to foods for immune support. Basil, rosemary and thyme help the respiratory tract. Try different recipes, too. One traditional bedtime treatment in the Dominican Republic is a paste of honey, finely chopped onion and garlic, and the juice of at least half a lime. The vitamin C content found in its ingredients helps boost immunity. Indispensable Oils: Add eucalyptus oil to a bath to ease body aches from flu, or inhale drops added to a steaming bowl of water for clearer nasal passages. Inhale fennel oil similarly as a cough expectorant. Homeopathic Medicine: There are few conventional over-the-counter (OTC) drugs specifically for flu symptoms. Antihistamines and decongestants help with head and upper respiratory symptoms that are mostly associated with colds. Flu affects the whole body with fever, chills, aches and fatigue, and a pain reliever can address some of these symptoms. To shorten both the duration and severity of flulike symptoms, consider a homeopathic medicine, such as Oscillococcinum. When patients took it within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, nearly 63 percent showed clear improvement or complete resolution within 48 hours. Its the number one over-the-counter flu medicine in France, where its been on the market for more than 70 years. The key is to take quick action against early symptoms. Recommended for anyone age 2 and up, Oscillo is non-drowsy and doesnt interact with other medications. Healing Herbs and Plants: Homeopathic OTCs use microdoses of plants, animals and minerals; whereas herbal supplements are less diluted with a different therapeutic principle. Astragalus and echinacea supplements purportedly boost immunity. Try teas with eucalyptus leaves or calendula for fever. Elderberry, when taken in extract form, boosts the immune system, which helps the body respond quickly and strongly to viruses such as influenza. For more information, check out Dr. Rosens book, Treatment Alternatives for Children, a comprehensive reference guide for nearly 100 common illnesses, offering side-by-side comparisons between conventional and alternative treatment options. Dont suffer more than you must this flu season. Homeopathic medications and natural homemade treatments may help reduce the severity of symptoms. ----------------------------------------------PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Mybona/stock.Adobe. com Simple Tips to Reduce Suffering this Flu Season

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