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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council Members Desk Page 5 The Sheriff Reports Page 6 School District Journal Page 7 Your Voice, Your Vote Page 8 Election Guide Page 12 Encore! Page 13 Palmetto Leaves Page 14 Dreams Come True Page 15 Movie Review Page 16 Boy Scouts clean park Page 17 Faith News Purposeful Parenting Page 19 Job Finder Page 20 Gardening MHS Sports Roundup Page 21 Fishing Report Page 22 Yard of the Month Page 23 Mandarin Garden Club SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 Mandarin NewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 What’s Inside Volume 7, Issue 10 July 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 (904) 294-7141 “Plumbing With Integrity“www.tdolanplumbing.com Plumbing problems never happen at a convenient time, and fixing them is seldom as easy as you had hoped. Let our friendly, experienced plumber provide a quick solution to your problem. We have the tools and the skills to save you from unnecessary stress and frustration. Call us day or night. You’ll be glad you did!NEED HELP NOW? At a June luncheon meeting, Jasmin Tahirovic was awarded the Janice Miesel Scholarship by members of the Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The scholarship is in honor of Miesel who was a respected and active member of the council and was very focused on the education of our youth. Tahirovic will be a “ rst generation college student of Three enterprising eighth grade students at Twin Lakes Academy Middle School recently combined their tech savvy skills with a passion for local history to earn third place in the 2012 Florida History Fair. Students Madison Walter, Sara McMahon and Levena Osher created and submitted a website to the contest. Under the guidance of eighth Did you know that the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society o ers adult and child group tours at the Walter Jones Historical Park and the Mandarin Store and Post Of“ ce, both located on Mandarin Road? The tours are tailored to meet the needs of the organization or school. With school groups, for instance, the curriculum requirements and FCAT state benchmarks for social studies are met. The tours are coordinated by volunteer Bruce Vacca, a retired history teacher and department head, who is the First generation college studentJasmin Tahirovic wins Mandarin Council’s Miesel ScholarshipBy Donna KeathleyAx Handle Saturday researched Students place third in history competitionBy Karl Kennell Photo courtesy of Leigh Forresterhis family when he enters the hallowed halls of the University of Florida in Gainesville this August. He was born in war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1993 at the peak of the ethnic genocide and war that occurred there. The Tahirovic family escaped to the United States as refugees with no knowledge of English and very little understanding of American Culture. Tahirovics parents settled in Jacksonville in 2002 and found hourly wage jobs in the area. When Tahirovic received his high school diploma just weeks ago from Mandarin High School, the look on his parents faces said it all. It was a once in a lifetime experience,Ž he said, I had completed their dreams of academic achievement. That was the whole reason for my family being here in the United States„to give me and my brother and sister an opportunity that they never had.Ž The faculty at Mandarin High School has witnessed Tahirovics spirit and drive over the past four years. James Hicken, AICE coordinator at the school, states in his recommendation letter that he has personally witnessed Tahirovics growth and motivation. He consistently exempli“ ed the qualities of an outstanding student,Ž says Hicken, being highly motivated and striving to grade history teacher Elyssa Frank, they researched online articles and books at the downtown Jacksonville Public Library about the riots that took place an August 27, 1960, known as Ax Handle Saturday. They searched the archives of the Florida Times Union for articles about the event. The anchor of their research was an interview of Rodney Hurst, who was a participant School and group tours at the Walter Jones Historical ParkBy Contributing Writer Sandy Arpen, Mandarin Museum and Historical Societyeducation director at the Mandarin Museum. Generally there are four primary points of interest to the tours and each station is led by a trained and knowledgeable docent. The “ rst stop is the Mandarin Museum which includes exhibits about life in Mandarin and rural Florida, the Timuquan Indians, Harriet Beecher Stowe, local artists and the Civil War-era Maple Leaf which was sunk in the St. Johns River in 1864. Next is a walk through the 10 acre park where the tour visits the restored Webb farmhouse which was built in 1875, the 1876 barn, the Losco Winery building, Wheelers Sawmill and the riverfront boardwalk. The handicapped accessible park also has picnic tables. The tour then moves further down Mandarin Road Scholarship winner cont. on pg. 11History competition cont. on pg. 21 School tours cont. on pg. 16 Increase your $ales this Summer Call today and ask about our Advertising $pecials 904-886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919. RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily re”ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. 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PLU 30676 VALID THROUGH 7/31/12 SATURDAY, JULY 14TH12-3pmFREE ICE CREAM SOCIAL! The Duval County Extension O ce will o er a program on Organic Gardening on Saturday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Duval Extension O ce, located at 1010 North McDu Avenue in Jacksonville. Topics will include organic soil amendments, composting, pest management techniques and an introduction to permaculture. The cost is $5 to attend. Please call or email Becky at 255-7450 or beckyd@coj.net to register. Please include contact phone number when emailing. The July General Meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program, The Batiks of IndonesiaŽ will be presented by June Colburn. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 904-642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro“ t, non-partisan membership organization, af“ liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@comcast.net. The River City Womens Club will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, July 18 at beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Ramada Inn Mandarin, located at 3130 Hartley Road The program will be a presentation on Senior Services. Social workers and health care advocates, Shelly Kulchin and Naomi Mirensky will present this information. The cost is $l5.50. Please call 2628719 for reservations. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Italian American Club is accepting yearly memberships from now through July. If you are interested in joining our club, check out our website at www. iacofjacksonville.com or call John at 262-5905. We have some fun things planned for the club members when we open again in August. Mark your calendars that our club will be closed for the month of July except for rentals. Grazie to all our Mandarin friends who came and participated in our Craft Festival. It was a success! Well do it again. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin o ers support for stay at home and part-time Whats New cont. on pg. 4 Would you like to increase your sales this Summer? 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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 CHESTMOVES FAST. PAINSO SHOULD YOU. Its a fact. The “rst hour of a heart attack is the most critical. The golden hourŽ can make the difference between life and death. If you experience heart attack symptoms, move quickly. Call 911 or go immediately to Baptist Souths Certi“ed Chest Pain Center in the Emergency Center. Growing to serve you better.Expanded Emergency Center at Baptist South. Our newly expanded Emergency Center has more than doubled in size. New Cardiac Cath Lab at Baptist South. Now offering diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, as well as diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular catheterizations. Conveniently located at Old St. Augustine Road and I-95 Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 Celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness this 4th of July! since 1996 S San Jose Boulevard St. Johns River N Baymeadows Road Law Oces of Michael S. Drews, P.A. Sunbeam Road Whether you need a question answered, a problem solved, or a claim reported, my job is to make it happen. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY. Being there is why Im here. P097193.1 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com For me, the months of May and early June have been very busy. Ive had a town hall meeting, a community meeting and two HOA gatherings, all of which were exciting and informative. We discussed the issues facing Mandarin and Jacksonville, with most of the questions being focused on the courthouse, the mayors treatment of the Jaguars and, of course, Bill #2012-296 for the special treatment of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community a proposed change in ordinance I am against for a variety of reasons. In addition, the Bartram Springs subdivision invited me, as well as Fire Chief Martin Senter“ tt, to discuss their need for a “ re station in the area. Fortunately for the residents of Bartram Springs, Chief Senter“ tt indicated the mayors proposed budget for 2012/2013 contains su cient funds for a new “ re station on Bartram Park Parkway. Speaking of the budget, the mayor will make his budget proposal on July 16. The city council will then review, delib-working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the “ rst and third Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Guests are always welcome! Become the speaker and leader you are meant to be. For more information, please contact Shari Schurr at shari.schurr@gmail. com or 253-0586. Sugar Arts Guild of North Florida meets monthly at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. We are an organization of sugar artists, cake designers and confectioners from Northeast Florida who enjoy getting together every month to visit, watch a demonstration and sample each others creations. Our purpose is to promote creativity and experimentation in cake decorating, sugar art, chocolate, pastries, candies and just about anything edible that can be done decoratively. We welcome anyone interested in meeting other sugar enthusiasts and swapping ideas and erate and pass it by September 30. I expect there to be much debate as the economy is barely better than last year and the anticipated revenues will be lower. Expenses are up primarily due to the increased contributions to the pension. Its no secret the pension is a very serious problem. The total cost will be up $28,000,000 over last year. To be clear, there are three distinct pensions. The general city fund (17 percent underfunded), the “ re-“ ghter pension (30 percent underfunded) and the police pension which is more than 50 percent underfunded. Obviously, the immediate concern and problem for the city is the police pension. A police o cer can retire after 20 years of service, but the city must fund their retirement for the rest of their lives. Another issue with the current contract is that if (or when) the police o cer passes away, his spouse then gets 75 percent of his pension for the rest of her life. A year has passed since the mayor has taken o ce and we, the citizens, cannot wait any longer for the administration to confront this issue. Fortunately, the budget situation might be an opportunity in disguise. We should use this time to decide exactly what services and functions our local government should provide and what services are super” uous and can be reduced or eliminated. Be safe, have a great summer and remember Im always available to meet and discuss issues impacting Mandarin and Jacksonville. Please contact me at Matts@coj.net or 630-1388. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.comWhats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 5

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff Come and See Us For Your FREESleep Apnea Consultation! Sleep Apnea Making You Tired?Call Krantz Dental Care Today! Alan M. Krantz, D.D.S.12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 Mandarin(904) 880-3131KrantzDentalCare.com/sleepapnea Without Your story continues here... Independent Living Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers and Dementia Care 10660 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32257(888) 409-6894www.horizonbay.comAssisted Living Facility Number: 5572 Weve served our country, raised our family and worked hard to be where we are … and were not about to slow down now. Thats why weve chosen to live in a community where we can enjoy life to the fullest. From great meals to fun activities, were more active and engaged than ever. We think youd love it here, too, so call or visit today. Weve earned this lifestyle... How about you? Summer is here again and many parents face this time of the year with tremendous angst about children who dont have structured activities to keep them busy during the day. The reality is many young people will be left on their own while out of school for the summer. For citizens, we remind you that it is not unusual for us to see a spike in property crimes during the summer months. Simple actions, such as keeping car doors locked, valuables out of plain sight, keeping the garage door closed and locked (even when you are home)„ all of these actions can help prevent you from becoming a victim of a property crime. Parents and guardians … you are accountable for your juvenile children. Every year at this time we o er some practical tips to help parents and guardians set and keep boundaries for what will be acceptable summer behavior and what is not. But, at the end of the day, responsibility for setting and keeping these rules is up to the parent/legal guardian: € Leaving a young person home alone: A big safety concern for parents is how to protect kids who are home alone during summer months. Only a parent can determine the right ageŽ for their child to be at home unsupervised, based on maturity level and other factors. No child should ever be given the responsibility of caring for another, younger sibling unless they are responsible, older children who would normally baby sit for younger children who are not relatives. There are babysitting classes o ered by area hospitals and nonpro“ ts. The minimum age for enrollment in those programs is usually 11 or 12. Again, parents must use discretion in making the decision to allow young people to stay home alone and/or care for other children, whether in your home or at someone elses. € The favorite rule uttered by parents is: Dont let a stranger inside the house.Ž Its a good rule, but ine ective. StrangerŽ is not the best word to use. Kids expect strangers to be scaryŽ when indeed they look like an everyday person and kids need to know that. And some of the greatest threats to a childs safety can come from someone on the internet and not necessarily at the front door. There are a few rules parents need to teach a child who is home alone: € Keep all doors closed: Instead of telling kids not to let a stranger in, the safer rule needs to be: Keep the doors shut and locked at all times.Ž Instead of “ lling your childs head with donts,Ž simply tell them to keep all the doors to the outside (including the garage) closed and locked. If someone comes to the door, your child can communicate with this person through the door, while on the phone with a trusted adult. € Have a check-in time: Another thing parents should ask their child to do is call/ text and let the guardian know when the childs location has changed; that he or she has arrived somewhere safely; or is home safely after an outing. Set a consistent time for the child to call you each day. You can start to worry if he/she doesnt meet this deadline. Childrens activities should be approved by the parent or guardian. € Know exactly who your child is with: If a parent doesnt know his or her childs friends and the parents or guardians of those friends, then its not wise to let your child associate with them … either in your home or for outings. If a young person your child is associating with isnt someone you know, personally, that is a red ” ag.Ž If you dont have a contact name and number for the guardian of that person, how can you contact them in case of an emergency or if your child is late returning home? € Look out for one another: Find a close neighbor or friend who wouldnt mind your child calling him or her in case your child cant reach you. Make sure the child knows to call this person to check in if you cannot be reached or if they need an adults help. Grandparents can provide an excellent assistŽ to parents and if living in town might welcome a call from a grandchild to say he/she is home safely. € Have a plan: Parents need to remember that kids who are home alone are much more likely to encounter dangers such as “ re from burning popcorn or falling down the Summer safety tipsstairs than being abducted by a stranger. It is very important that the family has a plan and knows how to react to di erent situations that may occur. Run practice drills and make sure your child does not hesitate or deviate from the plan that you have enacted. € Rules for internet use: Children need to know what is OK to do until mom or dad get home and what is not. Getting started on summer reading assignments, letting the dog out, having a snack, what friends can come over, what websites they can visit and which are o limits. These are decisions and rules that a parent or guardian should discuss with the child and decide on, before summer vacation gets underway. There can be structure to a childs day, even if no one else is home, leaving less opportunity for an unsupervised child to get into trouble. € Use parental controls on television and internet Does Jacksonville have a curfew? Yes and it is enforced throughout the year. A curfew applies to persons under 18 years of age. The curfew is 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. A person under 18 is exempt if he or she is: 1. With a parent or guardian or other person 18 or over who is authorized by the parent to have control over the child; 2. At or going to or from a job, school or church function; 3. Attending an event open to the public and supervised by adults and beginning no later than 10:00 p.m.; 4. In an area immediately adjacent to his or her residence; 5. Running an emergency errand. More information on safety tips can be found on the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce website located at www.jaxsheri .org/ Community A airs. Look for Safety and Crime Prevention Brochures … they are easy to download and free of charge. Have a safe summer!techniques to visit www.sagn” blogspot.com for meeting dates. The Mandarin Womens Club will be in recess June, July and August. Their kick o program BingoŽ will be held on September 27 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road. Reservations are needed. Club membership is open to all women no matter where you live in Jacksonville. Meet ladies and go antiquing, traveling or dining out. Also learn how to play bridge, Mah Jongg or Mexican Train. Live our club motto, Where Strangers Become Friends.Ž For more information about this social club, please call Diane at 880-5354 or check out our new website: www.home. comcast.net/~echoecho46/site/ The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of every month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see the website nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773.Whats New cont. from pg. 4 Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarin NewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 DON'TTRADEYOURYOUTHFUL SKINFORATEMPORARYTAN!LetPVPSbeyourfirstchoiceforanti-agingproductsand rejuvenatingtreatments.ForaFREEskinanalysis,contact ourofficeat 904.273.6200 Bookyourvisitnowandremembertohaveourlicensed AestheticiansorAdvancedRegisteredNursePractitioners matchyouwiththeperfectskincareregimenforyourskin typeandanti-aginggoals.WecarryOBAGI,SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals,LatisseandVIVITE.Microdermabrasion ChemicalPeels IntensePulsedLight-Photofacial FractionalResurfacing MicrolaserPeel ErbiumLaserResurfacing BOTOXCosmetic JuvedermXC Radiesse...andmanymore!www.pvps.com SIXLOCATIONSPonteVedraBeach€Southside€AmeliaIsland€Mandarin€Riverside€St.Augustine Presentthisadandreceive 20%OFFanySunscreenorSPFproduct.*Cannotbecombinedwithanyother discountorspecialoffer.Mustpresent couponattimeofpurchase. OfferexpiresOctober1,2012. DISCOUNTCODE:NE. You Deserve Quality Legal Representation at a Rate You Can Afford 904.379.8486www.myjaxfamilylaw.com Mention this ad for a free consult Sara Beth Frazier, Esq. Christopher Thompson, CFP, CRPCVice PresidentInvestment Ocer Direct 904-273-7908 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.com Investment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is a registered broker-dealer and separate non-bank af“liate of Wells Fargo & Company. Member SIPC. 2010 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 Al’s HoneyDo Handyman One Call Does It All www.1honeydohandyman.com 904-651-4499 Congratulations to the Mandarin High School Class of 2012. This year 542 seniors graduated with all of the Pomp and CircumstanceŽ the students, parents, teachers, sta and friends deserved. The Mandarin High School ROTC did another outstanding job in their Presentation of Colors. Miss Mandarin High, Lauren Vickers, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the chorus did a masterful job in song and tribute with their version of For GoodŽ from the stage musical Wicked!Ž A special recognition is due to Valedictorian Isaias Suarez, who gave the valedictory address. Suarez graduated with a 4.8 GPA. Wow! The senior message was given by Senior Class Historian Casey Koehler; the presidents remarks were given by John Mella, Senior Class President; and, the Commencement address was given by Miranda Lensky. Kenedy Talley and Matthew Kazaleh, Student Council President and Senior Class Vice We continue reporting on The Wall Street Journal article of April 21, 2012, Rethinking The War On DrugsŽ by Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins and Angela Hawken; this is the second of a series. Previously, we reviewed new and innovative ways to “ ght the high cost of prosecuting alcohol-related crime. The article poses a comparison of ways to control abusive use of alcohol with ways to stem the use of illegal drugs. Citing the possibility of the loss of some liberty, the authors argue by distinguishing sharply between people who use alcohol badly and the larger population of non-problem users, [South Dakotas current experimental program] 24/7 Sobriety moves past ... banning a drug entirely or making it legal in unlimited quantities for all adults. An alternative means to the same end would require everyone buying a drink to show identi“ cation. A state could then make someone convicted of drunken driving or drunken assault ineligible to buy a drink just by marking his drivers license. That is pretty minimal intrusion on the liberty of people convicted of crimes and on the privacy of those who dont now get carded. The same principle of denying drugs to problem users could work for the currently forbidden drugs. Current laws already make it illegal to possess or use cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, but the risk of arrest is too low to be much of a deterrent. However, once someone has been convicted of a crime, the rules change. Abstinence can be required as a condition of pretrial release, probation or parole, and that condition can be enforced with chemical testing. Drug testing is already widespread for probation and parole, but ... lack any sort of swift, moderate penalty for detected drug use. Given the alternatives currently available … issuing a warming to the relapsed President, respectively, introduced the stage guests. Dr. Donna A. Richardson, principal, presented the Class of 2012. In Dr. Richardsons remarks, she proudly told the parents and guests how the class of 2012 gave 36,000 hours of community service and produced over $5 million in scholarships. The orange and green Mustangs continue to be a jewel among the districts high schools and always make the Mandarin community proud. As this was the last Mandarin High School graduation in which I was privileged to participate, I want to o er a personal appreciation of gratitude and honor to have represented the district and the Mandarin family for the past eight years. Summer Programs: Please visit our website at www. duvalschools.org to view all of the program o erings for summer. Dates vary by program and began as early as June 18 and run through August 4. For additional information, please contact our Academic Services O ce at 390-2618 or 390-2133. Programs include: € Summer VPK Program € Read It Forward Jax! Ready to Read K-2 Summer Program € Summer Grade Recovery Programs for elementary, middle and high € Superintendents Summer Academy Programs for elementary, middle, and high € Exceptional Student Education extended school year program € English for Speakers of Other Languages program € Summer camps € Recommended reading lists Important Dates: July 4: Fourth of July … Schools and o ces closed July 23: Regular Board Meeting Thought for the Month: My parents told me, Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.Ž I tell my daughters, Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.Ž ~Thomas L. FriedmanPolitical CommentaryBeing clever in war on drugsBy J. Bruce Richardsondrug user or sending him back to serve out his full sentence … most judges and parole o cers choose the warning. Probationers quickly learn that a warning is mostly a blu and they keep on using drugs and committing crimes. Steven Alm, a circuit judge in Honolulu, ... has demonstrated that swift and certain sanctions make all the di erence. In a ... year-long trial involving hundreds of probationers, Judge Alms program, called HOPE, reduced drug use by more than 80 percent and days behind bars by more than 50 percent,... Offenders quickly learned drug use was no longer something they could get away with, and even most long-term users were able to quit. The program freed them from the cycle of use, crime, and incarceration. Having to call in every day to “ nd out whether it is your day to be tested turns out to be powerful help in staying clean. As one probationer told a researcher, Knowing I had to make that phone call the next morning ruining the high.Ž What is di erent about these approaches? They recognize total trust cant be part of the equation, perhaps taking a distant page from the famous Ronald Reagan line, trust, but verify.Ž These programs also recognize that innovation, as opposed to expensive incarceration, not only saves money for taxpayers, but has a better outcome for the people in the program, too. Florida taxpayers are paying huge sums of money annually to house prisoners who are repeat drug o enders, shutting them away from society and taking away any chance of productivity for non-violent crimes. Now is the time to explore e ective new avenues which bene“ t society and taxpayers. The need for vengeance in nonviolent crimes should be secondary to the cost to society for that vengeance.

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As many of us prepare for the easy summer season with trips to the beach, afternoon walks around the St. Are you ready to buy an investment property that can give you a good rate on return? Then think long term. The day of ” ipping houses for quick pro“ t is past. For small investors long-term rentals make the most sense. More people than ever are becoming renters which makes owning investment properties very lucrative in todays market. Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval CountyInvesting in todays real estate marketBy Contributing Writer Kathy Wiedegreen, Licensed Realtor, Prudential Network RealtyI own and manage 17 rentals in Jacksonville. The following steps are essential to becoming a successful investor in rental properties. € Know your budget. Investment properties that fall in the $20,000 to $50,000 range are the real money makers. To make the best rate of return you should be able to recoup your investment within a two to three year time frame. € Whether you pay cash or you “ nance the property, you should escrow for taxes and insurance and should always have a cushion to fall back on for repairs and to cover any vacancies. € Your budget should factor in remodel time. This is especially true if you have a mortgage on the property since that will come due whether or not you have a tenant in the property. € Do your research. Find the area you are interested in and study the demographics for that area. Find a realtor that you trust to help with your research. € Location is one of the most important things to consider. It is best to keep it close to your home since you can count on things breaking late at night or on weekends. € You must have vision! Our properties are “ xer-uppers and we do most of the work ourselves. Know your own capabilities. Consider the condition of plumbing, roof, electrical, HVAC, etc. Develop a list of licensed contractors who are experts in their “ eld and can pull permits and perform major repairs for you. € Dont over improve. Most renters are looking for a clean, bright and well maintained property. They expect things to work properly and to have a quick and friendly response to their repair needs. Adequate heat and air and bathrooms and kitchens that work properly are very important and will go a long way in keeping your tenants happy. € Have a good attorney and a good accountant. They keep up with current laws and can help you protect your investment. For additional information, please contact kathysellsjax@ gmail.com. Johns River and even a relaxing vacation to revamp for the year ahead, our o ce asks you to add another date to your summer calendar … July 16. This is the last day to change your party a liation or register to vote in the state of Florida for the August 14 Primary Election. All registered voters in Duval County are eligible to cast a ballot on August 14 although the Primary Election often seems to catch voters by surprise. Our o ce is always questioned with whom and what are we voting for on August 14? Running in this Primary Election are State Senators, State Representatives, School Board Members, Circuit and County Court Judges and Clerk of the Circuit Courts, which are just some o ces on the ballot. For a complete list of what will be on your ballot, please visit www. Duvalelections.com to view your sample ballot. Early voting for the August 14 Primary Election occurs Saturday, August 4 through Saturday, August 11 at 12 sites located conveniently around Duval County. For voters residing in the Mandarin area, two Early Voting sites are right around the corner: the Mandarin Library, located at 3330 Kori Road and the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Early Voting hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Voting locations have also changed, so please check your Voter Information Card, which was recently mailed last month to pinpoint your precinct location. In the Mandarin area the following locations have been consolidated: € 06C … First Filipino Baptist Church € 06W … Faith Baptist Church of Mandarin, Inc. Voting trends continue to indicate a rise in voting early and voting by mail. Due to these voting trends, Election Day turnout has continued to curb. Our o ce consolidated 250 precincts to 198, while keeping in mind resources like su cient parking and ample assistance to ensure voters enjoy an accessible and pleasant voting experience. As Supervisor of Elections, my sta and I are working hard to make sure this election season is conducted accurately and accessible for all voters with the transparency and integrity Duval County residents have come to respect. Thank you for granting my o ce another opportunity to commission one of the superior commendations of liberty, the right to vote. Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Don’t miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 26,000 addresses! Call Today!886-4919

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Quarter Century Public Servicewww.BorelloForJudge.com Election 2012In advance of the primary election to be held on August 14, 2012, Mandarin NewsLine invited each of the candidates for School Board Districts 3 and 7, County Court Judge Group 12, Circuit Court Judge Groups 1, 29 and 34, State Representative District 16, State Senate District 4 and United States Representative District 4 to submit a statement for this special election section. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement cannot exceed 250 words. No editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety, as submitted by the candidate. Andrew Cordek, Candidate for School Board, District 3 I am a parent of three children in the public school system. I am a teacher and I taught as a full time Social Studies teacher at Mandarin High for seven years and as a substitute teacher in quite a few di erent schools in the district. I know and understand the struggles that the teachers, students and parents are dealing with every day, and I understand them because I experienced it “ rsthand. I am pretty sure no other candidate for the District 3 seat can say that. I have lots of experience working in the community as a board member of the San Marco Preservation society and as a coach of lots of di erent sports teams both in the school system and in community organizations. I served our country as a pilot and o cer in the United States Navy. I intend to make my time as a school board member a full time job, not a part time job. I also intend to make the position far more accessible to members of the community. That means knocking down the “ rewalls that currently exist and getting out of the ivory towerŽ and into the schools and classrooms. I think that the people who work in the school board building have lost touch with why they went into the “ eld of education, and I intend to make some changes to get them back in touchŽ with the real reason we have a school district in the “ rst place. www. Andrewcordek.com. Jack Daniels, Candidate for School Board, District 3 Many say that I have earned a reputation as a hard worker and an achiever. For years while attending schools in School Board District 3, I worked hard as a student and as a lawn service boy. In college, I set a personal goal to become an educator and I worked hard academically trying to achieve it. After earning a bachelors degree, I quali“ ed for an academic scholarship to attend Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College. There I earned a masters degree. By working hard, I achieved my goal of becoming an educator. In Iowa and Kentucky I became a teacher, an assistant principal and a director of a drug education and treatment facility for students. Im committed to working hard to achieve our goal of transforming our schools into schools that we can all be proud of. If elected, I would “ rst begin working hard to achieve fundamental learning environments in every school, because learning is very di cult without them. This means at a minimum the elimination of drug use, disruptive conduct and the establishment of respect for teachers, authority and work. Far too many of our schools dont have fundamental learning environments. Suzanne Jenkins, Candidate for School Board, District 3 Children are our future; educating them should be our “ rst priority. I am a parent, small business owner, citizen activist and former City Council member who has a passion for public education. My husband and I graduated from Jacksonvilles public schools, as have our three children. Our commitment to public education is clear: Weve invested in our children. Now Im asking you to let me invest in yours. Ive led City Council committees, neighborhood associations, PTAs, school advisory councils and my own business. I work by creating e ective relationships with people from all walks of life„and I never give up. Jacksonvilles economic growth depends on what we do now to strengthen our neighborhood and magnet schools. Now is the time to break through barriers to our school systems success. My priorities as your school board member will be to ramp up technology and communication, maximize district e ciency, tighten student discipline, preserve the arts and extracurricular activities, and fortify academic and vocational opportunities in all of our schools. We are one school district away from being a great city. Abraham Lincoln said Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall “ nd the way.Ž While he made it sound easy, he knew„and we know„that change requires leadership. I am a proven leader who will “ ght for all of our children„Jacksonvilles children. I humbly ask for your vote for Duval County School Board, District 3. Visit www.putkids1st.com. Ashley Smith Juarez, Candidate for School Board, District 3 I am running for School Board because I am a lifelong educator dedicated to doing what is best for Jacksonvilles children. Our students and our city deserve excellent schools. I will use my experience as a classroom teacher, student mentor, athletic coach, dropout prevention specialist and director of an education reform foundation to deliver a top-notch school system for our children and our community. First-rate public schools are the key component to a better quality of life for every Jacksonville resident. Jacksonville has waited too long for the schools to improve. The time the stand point of its customersŽ: students, parents and tax payers. Lori made her mark as Director of Christian Education and Childrens Ministry at Lakewood United Methodist Church, as well as a multimillion dollar producer in real estate (Magnolia Properties). Lori and her husband, Scott, are both lifelong residents of Jacksonville and have been married for 23 years. All four of their children attend or have graduated from Duval County Public Schools. Lori graduated from Episcopal and Stetson University. It is time to cut bureaucratic waste. We must restore teacher authority and reinforce the student code of conduct. Sports programs and the arts need to be strong in all our schools. I will stand up for our students by standing up to special interests. Jon Heymann, Candidate for School Board, District 7 Our Duval County school system has reached a watershed moment in which we have an opportunity to make a massive positive di erence that will impact education for decades to come. Our business community, teachers, parents and most importantly our kids rightfully demand change. Named a Transformational LeaderŽ by Stanford University, I am prepared to take that approach to the leadership of our public school system. This election provides us an opportunity to begin that process and Im eager to use my 30 years of educational leadership experience to bring about that transformation. My personal journey began as an orphan in the Childrens Asylum of Athens, Greece to being a national leader in the area of dropout prevention. I am a father, grandfather, mentor and the husband of a public school teacher. I have served as CEO of Communities In SchoolsŽ of Jacksonville for 13 years, an organization that reaches nearly 7,000 at-risk students in 45 local public schools and employs over 500 full and part-time sta and 700 volunteers. I bring a grass roots,Ž boots-on-the-ground perspective to the table. Many in the community, including Sheri John Rutherford, public school teachers, professional athletes and Chamber members support my campaign because they believe I am the only candidate able to lead the district to excellence. Education is my commitment, my calling and my career. for better schools is now. I will make sure our schools and our teachers have the support and accountability needed to provide students with safe, inspiring and focused learning environments. My extensive education experience, leadership and determination are what Jacksonville needs to provide an excellent education for every child while maintaining “ scal responsibility. To learn more about my plan for Better Schools Now, please visit the campaign website at www. ashleysmithjuarez.com. Vote Ashley Smith Juarez for School Board on August 14. Jason Fisher, Candidate for School Board, District 7 I love Jacksonville. This is where I was born and raised, ands I am proud to be able to raise my family here. I am a businessman with CSX Transportation. Prior to joining CSX, I was an engineer with the U.S. Navy. As a businessman and engineer, I believe that I can provide the leadership necessary to transform our schools from failure into success. I have the business acumen necessary to get our “ nancial house in order. I have the problem solving skills necessary to tackle tough issues. I am dedicated to public service and I will make sure that our school system focuses more on educating our children than it does on payouts for adults. As a common sense conservative, I am guided by three core principles: individual liberty, personal responsibility and the free enterprise system. I will not accept our schools being ranked 50th in the state. I will hold the bureaucrats accountable and we will “ x our broken school system. I will expand free enterprise solutions like charter schools and voucher programs. I will keep our taxes low. I will enforce teacher merit pay and I will stop the unions from controlling the whole process. Lets take back our education system on August 14. Vote Jason Fischer for School Board! Lori Harrell Hershey, Candidate for School Board, District 7 Lori Hershey knows how to “ x tough problems. For 17 years she has volunteered and served on: Parent Teacher Associations, School Advisory Committees and Booster Boards. She also served on Duval County School Boards School Safety and Security Advisory Committee (2006-2007). She sees the school system from Meet your local candidates in the upcoming Primary ElectionCandidate Statements cont. on pg. 9Voter ResponsibilitiesFamiliarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues. Maintain with the Supervisor of Elections a current address. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation. Bring proper identi cation to the polling station. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct. Treat precinct workers with courtesy. Respect the privacy of other voters. Report any problems or violation of election laws to the Supervisor of Elections. Ask questions, if needed. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 AN INDEPENDENT VOICE forJUSTICE FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE, GROUP 29 VOTE AUGUST 14 P: (904) 359-0011 E: Al@BarlowforJudge.com www.BarlowforJudge.com facebook.com/AlBarlow2012 DUVAL, CLAY & NASSAU COUNTIES Election 2012Candidate Statements cont. on pg. 18 Candidate Statements cont. from pg. 8Frank Swanson, Candidate for School Board, District 7 Hello, my name is Frank Swanson and I want to be your next School Board Member! I have lived in District 7 all of my life and went to school here, as do my children. After graduation from Wolfson High, I earned a B.S. in geology from the University of Florida. I have attended the Church of Our Saviour in Mandarin for 44 years. So, you can understand the passion I have for my hometown neighborhood and its future. I have been a geologist for 22 years, working in both the private and public sectors, including city and state government. Then, I brought my real-world experience to the classroom with satisfying results. Now, I see the chance to have an even greater impact at the classroom level … from the board room, via focused science initiatives. We simply must put more stress on science and math education for our kids to be globally competitive. Currently teaching in the district for nearly six years, I see that the status quo is not working. Our children are not being a orded all the success they deserve. We all can do better: students, teachers, parents, principals, district personnel and School Board members alike. Teaching has given me a very enlightening perspective on the school system. Becoming a board member will o er a vastly di erent viewpoint and help me work with other members to “ nd some answers to questionsƒand some solutions to problems. John Turner, Candidate for School Board, District 7 I am a true conservative. I have participated in school board meetings for the last six years in the behalf of students, teachers and taxpayers. I understand the strengths and weaknesses of our school board and have a reorganization plan to “ x our public school system. As your school board member I will insist on transparency and accountability from the new superintendent and his sta I will call for an extensive audit of the $1.6 billion budget to expose waste, fraud and abuse. I will put an end to the illegal overcrowding of Mandarin High and Twin Lakes Academy Elementary. I will support our teachers in removing disruptive students from the classroom. As a retired U.S. Navy chief hospital corpsman, I have the leadership and managerial skills to get the job done. However, none of those things will happen unless I am elected to the school board. As a true conservative, I am at a disadvantage in raising campaign funds. Due to personal ethics, I refuse to take money/endorsements from business groups and/ or organizations that “ nancially pro“ t from the failure of our public schools. Which means my campaign will not be widely advertised nor will I get favorable press from the liberal media. So, if you are ready to put a true conservative on the school board I will not only need your vote but ask you please spread the word: The right vote is for Turner.Ž Ruth Hepler, Candidate for County Court Judge Group 12 Experience counts„and with 21 years of law practice behind me, Im by far the most experienced candidate for County Court Judge. My current practice at Sullivan and Hepler involves Social Security disability claims and criminal defense, but Ive also handled family law, adoptions, juvenile delinquency and dependency, and civil litigation. Ive owned my own solo law practice, Ive worked for the Public Defenders O ce and now I practice with another lawyer. I serve on the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases and I participate in Legal Aids pro bono program. Im a charter member of the San Marco Rotary Club and Im active in the Jax Chamber, the Women Business Owners of North Florida and many other community organizations. My husband Carey and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary in June, and weve been blessed with three teenage daughters, the youngest of whom we adopted from China in 2001. We started a small business called Hepler Bros. LLC in 2010. The breadth and depth of my experiences give me the well-rounded background necessary to make wise, thoughtful, and fair judgments. My platform is Common Sense Justice, which means taking the time to handle each case individually and respecting the dignity of all people. I ask for your vote so that I can use my talents to serve the people of Duval County with integrity and distinction. To “ nd out more, go to http://HeplerForJudge.com. Michelle Kalil, Candidate for County Court Judge Group 12 I am a Mandarin resident running for county judge because I want to use my legal and life experiences to serve and improve the community in which I am raising my family and where my family has called home for three generations. I graduated Wolfson High and began my public service as a division chief for our Public Defenders O ce after graduating from the University of Floridas Law School. During more than 12 years in the Public Defenders O ce, I had the opportunity to supervise and mentor many attorneys and led more than 50 jury trials. My legal experience includes all types of criminal and civil litigation. I own my own law “ rm located in San Marco. I have served the community through volunteer work with local nonpro“ t organizations such as Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and the Sulzbacher Homeless Center. In fact, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named me one of the citys Up and Coming Community Leaders. My husband Darin and I are raising our three-yearold son in Mandarin. As your county judge, I will listen carefully to those who appear in my court. I will listen without bias, treat all people fairly and make decisions grounded in the law and facts while tempered with common sense. My campaign has been endorsed by many community leaders, including Sheri Rutherford, because he and others know that I have the strong legal background, leadership skills, principles and commitment to service that our city needs. I would appreciate your vote on August 14. Rhonda Peoples-Waters, Candidate for County Court Judge Group 1 2 As your next County Court judge, I will follow the law and make sure that it is applied fairly to all. I have practiced law for 13 years in Jacksonville and established a diverse civil and criminal legal background. I served as the Division Chief for the Repeat O ender Courts at the Public Defenders O ce and tried over 45 jury trials. Since then, I have successfully operated my own private law “ rm for several years where I have gained expertise in the areas of family, personal injury and small claims law. I have earned a reputation for hard work and professionalism. I will serve you not only on the bench but will, as I have done for many years, continue to work hard in our community to provide leadership and justice. As a single mother and small business owner, I have continuously shown my commitment to Jacksonville having served as the chair of the Transparency and Open Government committee on the Jacksonville Ethics Commission, the president of the D.W. Perkins Bar Association, a member of the board of directors of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, PTA president of Tolbert/ Daniels Elementary School and a member of the mayors legal transition team. The hard work of our campaign has earned us the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police and over 6000 local citizens who signed petitions successfully qualifying us on the ballot. When making your decision for County Court Judge, please vote for a proven leader, Rhonda Peoples-Waters. www. peoples4judge.com.Melina E. Buncome, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 1Melina Buncome is from St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. She is the mother of two young adults, both currently enrolled in colleges in Florida. Teaches Sunday school and is a greeter at Southpoint Community Church. Ms. Buncome graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands with a Bachelor of Arts Degreemajor Political Scienceminor in Psychology. She has an AA from El Centro Junior College, obtained her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1993. Ms. Buncome started with the Public Defenders O ce in Broward County, Florida; she later went into private practice but felt the need to return to public service. She started with the Public Defenders O ce in Jacksonville (PDOJAX), Florida in 1997. For 14 years, she has held the following positions at the PDOJAX in: juvenile, repeat o ender, special defense, senior division chief and capital crimes attorney. Ms. Melina Buncome is the “ rst African-American female to hold the position of Capital Crimes Attorney in the Duval County Public Defenders O ce. She has mentored and supervised attorneys, handled misdemeanor to “ rst-degree murder charges and have had over 70 jury trials. Ms. Buncome has been involved with the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council as a troop leader, vocal booster club member for LaVilla School of the Arts and Paxon Senior High, football booster club member at Wolfson High School and First Coast High School and PTA member. Please visit www.buncomeforjudge.org to learn about her commitment to justice for all. Brian Davis, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 1 Did not respond. Donald B. Mairs, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 1 My personal and professional experiences have prepared me for the awesome responsibility that comes with being a judge. A 40 year resident of Jacksonville, I began working at 14 and graduated from Terry Parker and FSU. I began my career at the Public Defenders O ce, where I tried some of the most serious criminal cases. I then worked at the Bedell Firm, becoming a partner and in 2007, began the Mairs Law Firm where I represent clients in state and federal court charged with o enses ranging from violent crimes to complex “ nancial crimes. I am a Board Certi“ ed Criminal Trial Lawyer (the highest level of recognition the Florida Bar o ers for lawyers practicing in a specialized area) and an AV rated attorney (the highest rating given by the most prestigious attorney rating organization). I am a married father of four children and passionate about Habitat for Humanity (served on board and as president). During my more than 23 years as a lawyer, I have learned the importance of sound judgment, respectful temperament and “ rm application of the law, characteristics I will emulate when elected to serve my community as a circuit court judge. Greg Messore, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 1 Did not respond.Gerald R. Wilkerson, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 1Did not respond. Alvin Wellington Barlow, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 29 Im Alvin Wellington Barlow and I would really appreciate your vote to help me become the next Circuit Judge for Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties! I am a life resident of Jacksonville, happily married for 24 years, a father and grand-father. I have B.A. (83) and J.D. (85) degrees from the University of Florida and hold membership with the Florida Bar since 1986 and the Georgia Bar since 1994. I have prosecuted in the State Attorneys O ce and defended as an Assistant Public Defender. With over 26 years litigating criminal and civil law, I am the most quali“ ed and best suited candidate for this o ce. Please 2012 Election Dates Polls Open 7 AM … 7 PMPrimary Election: August 14, 2012 (Register by July 16, 2012) General Election: November 6, 2012 (Register by October 9, 2012)

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Virginias Blue Ridge epitomizes the 43…year-old slogan, Virginia is for Lovers, by encouraging couples, as well as individuals, families and groups to live out their passions for history, heritage, music, food and all the things that make life meaningful. The bucolic hills, valleys and streams call to artisans of all types and a visit is Virginias Blue Ridge a beautiful delightBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.commost pleasant. Roanoke, the Star City of the South, boasts a revitalized and vibrant downtown. Much of the energy resonates from the bustling farmers market, which ironically is the oldest and longest running in Virginia. Farmers o er local produce and handmade goods to customers seven days a week and shoppers stroll upscale boutique shops and dine at nonchain restaurants and bars. The eye-catching new Taubman Museum of Art looks like a sleek Frank Gehry building youd “ nd in New York. Inside it brims with colorful multi-media works. Down the street, the Virginia Museum of Transportation highlights the citys connection with railroads. My favorite museum was the O. Winston Link, an assemblage of photographs by the masterful shooter who was enamored with trains. His lighting Overlooking the Roanoke Valley.techniques were decades ahead of current wireless ” ash systems and are must-see for photo enthusiasts and anyone reminiscent for railroadings glory days. A car trip along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway leads to outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping and “ shing. The overlooks are especially glorious in the fall and spring. Shimmering Smith Mountain Lake, a 20,000-acre body of water with 500 miles of shoreline, hosts numerous festivals, boat shows and “ shing tournaments. National Parks rarely disappoint travelers with their combined presence of history and outstanding natural settings. Franklin Countys Booker T. Washington National Monument is no exception. A “ rst rate introductory movie painlessly educates visitors about the man and the rural setting, which includes farm animals, engages children. Bluegrass, country music and dance breathe from the hills and are an integral rib of the community. Explore the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail and hear performances in venues every day of the week. Check out the Blue Ridge Institute for authentic crafts, living history workshops, hands-on learning, and yes, displays on moonshining. If you have teens considering an out-of-state college, a trip to Virginia will introduce a plethora of “ ne choices. Driving from Jacksonville takes about nine to 10 hours, so is best split over two days; perhaps include a side trip to Duval County Public Schools launches iBook2012 Published Poets contest. The interactive iBook contains more than 40 original poems and dozens of artwork images created by Duval County Public Schools students. In addition, this iBook contains video messages from the Deputy Superintendent and School Board member Martha Barrett. With the development of the iBook, anyone, anywhere can download the iBook onto their computer or iPad and share it with everyone. In previous years, the submissions from this contest were printed in a black and white, hard-back book and distributed to the parents of the students whose work was included, with each family only receiving one book. Now, the iBook enhances the publication by displaying the poems and images in full, sharp-pixel color. Students can share this accomplishment with family and friends across the world. What are the requirements to use the new book? You can use iBooks on iPad with iOS 4 or later; An iTunes Store account is required to download books from the iBookstore; Also available outside the iBookstore to iBooks, must be manually synced to your device using iTunes 9.2 or later If you do not have access to iTunes, a copy of all of the poems from the 2012 Published Poets contest can be found on the Duval County Public Schools website at www.duvalschools.org. We are excited to be a school district that is at the forefront of innovative technology that provides never-before-used means to improve the opportunities presented to our students,Ž said Superintendent Pratt-Dannals. With each generation of students becoming more technologically advanced at younger ages, it is important that we stay ” uent in the current advances in technology.Ž As an educational institution, we want to always inspire our students to write and express themselves in a positive way,Ž said DCPS Supervisor of Web and Visual Arts and iBook creator Michael Ahmed. The iBook is a fantastic, relatable tool to encourage them to do that.Ž The book is also being published to the ePub format for download and use by Android and Windows tablet devices. (Some features may not be available like the iBooks video). Duval County Public Schools looks forward to developing more iBooks in the future to showcase the talent and skills of our students. Charleston or Charlotte. Whatever the reason or the season, Virginias Blue Ridge are a national treasure. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919If we take care of the m o m e n t s moments, the y e a r s years will take care of themselves.~Maria Edgeworth, Irish author

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Live the Golden Life, AFFORDABLY Experience the elegance of The Coves while living independently in one of our gracious residences. Youll enjoy the lifestyle you deserve at a pr ice you can afford. NO BUY IN! NO ENTRANCE FEE! CALL TODAY! (904)292-268311501 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258THECOVES@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG Grow Stronger, Live longer! Yoga Den Studio First Class Free Yoga Basic Workshop July 21st 1-4 PM 200 hr Teacher Training 3 week Summer Intensive begins July 9th 9 weekend 2012/2013 begins August 25/26yoga-den.com www.yoga-den.com 268-8330 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, just south of I-295 across from Walmart Yoga Basics Mind Body Power Yoga Yogalates Teacher Training I experienced a touch of nostalgia this past month. I had decided to check on the programs being o ered during July and August at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. It had been a long time since I was last there, but for a few summers it had been an important part of my life. I had had the pleasure and ful“ llment of creating the choreography for Floridas o cial state play, Cross and Sword.Ž Written by Pulitzer prizewinner Paul Green, this symphonic historical drama, combining spectacular costuming and sets, was performed to packed houses six nights a week during July and August. It is set in 1565, the year that King Philip II of Spain sent Captain Pedro Menendez de Aviles to establish a colony in the New WorldŽ and drive out the French invaders. Despite a struggle against the elements as well as the Timuquan Indians and the French settlers, they “ nally succeeded in establishing a garrison in St. Augustine. All this was brought to life every Whether your original child support judgment arose from a dissolution of marriage, paternity or another action involving the support of minor children, it may be an appropriate time to seek either an upward or downward modi“ cation. Many people are unaware that they may be entitled to a modi“ -Child support modi cation explainedBy Contributing Writer Sara Beth Frazier, Esq.cation according to Section 61.13 of the Florida Statutes upon a substantial change in the circumstances of the parties. Section 61.30 clari“ es the meaning of a substantial change by de“ ning it as a di erence of at least $50 between the existing monthly obligation and the newly calculated obligation. With the threshold for modi“ cation so low, any changes in employment including a promotion or period of unemployment could be considered a substantial change in circumstance. Another potential reason to request a modi“ cation of child support is related to the amount of visitation or timesharing a parent is currently exercising. Section 61.30 of the Florida Statutes was recently revised and states that the Court should enter child support which varies from the guideline amount whenever any of the children spend a substantial amount of time with either parent. The statute goes on to de“ ne a substantial amount of time as 20 percent of the overnights per year with either parent. The traditional timesharing schedule of every other weekend may qualify a parent as having a substantial amount of time especially where that parent gains additional nights during holiday and summer breaks. Most all family law attorneys are well equipped with software that can easily calculate the number of overnights a parent has according to their individual timesharing schedules and can easily calculate child support according to the parents respective percentage of overnights and current income. If you or someone you know has had a substantial change in circumstance or has substantial timesharing with their children, please contact a family law attorney to see if now may be an appropriate time to seek a modi“ cation of child support. For additional information, please contact sfrazier@ myjaxfamilylaw.com.EncoreSt. Augustine Amphitheatre„then and now!By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville University summer for more than 20 years! Where has it gone? As I walked once again through the beautiful area that makes up the Amphitheatre, I realized what a gem it is and although its focus now is quite di erent, it is still a great place to visit. In fact, one can make an evening of it since the concession area plus additional vendors from around the city are set up to serve snacks. Picnic tables are available or one can take ones snack to ones seat. Coming up in July and August are a variety of concerts. On July 18, 311 and Slightly StoopidŽ are joining together for what should be a gala evening. On July 27, the Dukes of September Rhythm RevueŽ will perform their signature mix of blue eyed soul, rock, jazz and R&B. The following evening Yes with Procol HarumŽ who is regarded as one of the pioneers of the progressive genre will take over the stage. August will see the Fresh Beat Band Live in ConcertŽ presented by Nickelodeon. This music series teaches pre-schoolers about music appreciation. On August 30„a very di erent approach! Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill and Pepper,Ž delivering a diverse blend of ska, reggae, punk rock and hip hop, will perform. Concerts continue in September. You can call 471-1965 for more information or you can visit the web at www.StAugAmphitheatre.com. Concert times and ticket prices vary, so you will need to check. The box o ce is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The grounds are also open during these hours, so you can actually check out your seats and enjoy the beautiful outdoor facility presided over by the Lighthouse that personi“ es the area!Independence Day factsHere are some fun facts to share with your family and friends on the Fourth of July while waiting for the hot dogs to cook on the grill: € ree presidents died on July Fourth: omas Je erson and John Adams in 1826, and James Monroe, in 1831. Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on July Fourth, in 1872. € e Massachusetts General Court was the rst state legislature to recognize July Fourth as a state celebration, in 1781. € e rst recorded use of the name Independence DayŽ occurred in 1791. € e U.S. Congress established Independence Day as an unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870. It became a federal paid holiday in 1931. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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I have a funny story about a shopping trip my sister-in-law and I made with my then 75-yearold mother to buy bathing suits. We had just moved to the beach area and they decided they would wait to shop here for their suits, hoping that the choices would be greater than their area department stores. On The DayŽ we went to a specialty store down in St. Augustine that I found to have real womensŽ bathing suits, which includes a full cut suit with a bra inside. One look at Through Student Council fundraising this year, the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School (MJGDS) raised enough money to spon-Local school sponsors child through Dreams Come True organizationBy Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day Schoolsor a nine year old child through Dreams Come True. On Friday, March 25, 2012, a little girl named Diamond Fashion UpdateIts that time of the yearƒ.donning the bathing suit!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsthe price and my mother balked and my sister in law quipped back at her telling her that the bathing suits at the local discount store didnt have near enough fabric for their bods! Mother quickly went back into the dressing room and continued trying on.Ž We still laugh about that day; I think my mother still has that $100 suit I bought her in the original tote bag! Any suit reveals a lot about the wearers body, but things on that horizon have gotten better. So now maybe we can talk about our least favorite wardrobe piece a little more calmly. Swimwear manufacturers have “ nally listened to the consumer; tankinis, top and bottom separates and underwire support is proof of this. Other little things like Lycra and shopping online have taken a lot of sting out of the bathing suit subject too. Here are some suit websites: Beachbliss.com, Canyonbeachwear.com, Lanebryant.com and Everythingbutwater.com. Be creative when shopping for the perfect cover up. Resort wear and pretty sarongs have their place at the spa and hotel facilities. But we nativesŽ taking a short jaunt to the neighborhood pool or running over to the local beach need cover ups too! My favorite item to pull on over my black bathing suit is a pair of black athletic windŽ shorts. They have an elastic waist and a boy cut leg with a longer hem length. Also an easy to do cover up is a short skirt or shorts in denim. Top these with one of the new peasant tops or halters and you are good to go. A black or white eyelet blouse bought one size larger is a great suit pop over. A short peasant dress with an elastic top or tie slips o and on easily, too. The new knit tank or polo dresses are great to use as a cover up and easy to wear. Make sure your look is pulled together. In thumbing through the summer editions of my fashion magazines, the swimwear models are well coi ed for the beach or pool, wearing their hair in some manner that will look good all day whether it be gelled to the max or pulled into a ponytail. Also, they have on earrings; even a simple hoop looks good with good looking sunglasses. Their sandals are cute whether they are in bright colors or metallicƒthe latest thing being the PVC footwear with beading. But the point here is that they have a lookŽ that some thought has been put intoƒfollow suitŽ so to speak! Remember, every swimsuit wearer is her own harshest critic! Just be glad that the 1960s bathing suit is gone with all its bones, trusses and reinforcement! Have fun in the sun this Summer 2012! P.S. Care of Swim Wear is Important! Never wear the same suit every day. Wash in cool water. Dry away from the sun. smiled brighter after she learned that she will be spending seven nights in Orlando at Give Children the World, a 70-acre resort complete with over 140 villa accommodations, entertainment attractions, entertainment attractions, whimsical venues and fun speci“ cally designed for children with special needs. In addition, she received a three-day park hopper pass to visit the Disney theme parks while in Orlando. MJGDS threw a Disney themed party with decorations and cake and with the help of Dreams Come True, surprised Diamond with these dream gifts. It was a wonderful and meaningful morning for the MJGDS students, Dreams Come True and most importantly, Diamond and her family! Everybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It. 886-4919

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Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeifer and Eva Green. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Okay, But Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) July is Dry Eye Awareness Month and Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons would like to education the community on prevention. Dry eye syndrome is more common than one would think. In fact, dry eye can occur when one of the eyes layers fail to produce the adequate amount of tears. This condition can be caused by multiple factors; however, the primary factors include: € Age: As we get older, our eyes naturally produce fewer tears. People who are over the age of 65 are at higher risk for developing dry eye. € Gender: Women are at higher risk for developing dry eye, due to hormonal ” uctuation during pregnancy, oral contraceptives and postmenopause. € Medications: Certain medications a ect tear production and may cause dry eye. € Medical conditions: Certain health issues that could cause dry eye are arthritis, diabetes, thyroid, as well as other conditions. € Environment: If you are exposed to elements, such as wind or smoke, this could a ect your tear production, causing dry eye. If you live in a particularly dry climate, this could also a ect your eyes as well. € Computer exposure: If you work in front of a computer, it is essential that you blink often and put eye drops in your This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Dark Shadows, a comedy-horror “ lm for teens and adults. The Collins family moves to America in 1752, building their own “ shing empire o the coast of Maine. Their young son Barnabas, played by Johnny Depp, is raised to rule the kingdom, but along the way he steals and breaks the heart of their maid, Angelique Bouchard, portrayed by Eva Green. Only she is much more than just the local help. A scorned woman can be very dangerous and Angelique is additionally threatening in that she is a witch. Subsequent to her betrayal by Barnabas, she removes her competition and turns him into a vampire, then turns the town of Collinsport against him, having them bury him alive.July is Dry Eye Awareness Month eyes, as they will dry out. € Eyewear: It is imperative that you remove your long-term contact lenses. Leaving them in may cause dry eye. € Cosmetics: It is so important that cosmetics be removed each day, as eye make-up can block ducts that help to lubricate the eye. Donald Downer, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, This time of year, it is important to wear quality sunglasses that minimize the exposure of sun and wind to your eyes. Just like you would wear sun block to protect your skin, you need to wear UV sunglasses to protect your eyes.Ž He continues, The most common complaints we hear from our patients with dry eye, are that they have irregular vision and they experience problems with tasks that require visual focus: reading, using a computer and driving.Ž Dr. Downer summarizes, Unfortunately, there is no cure for dry eye syndrome, but, depending on severity, treatment options can range from arti“ cial tears to surgery, in extreme cases. We encourage all patients to have an annual eye exam and to take a proactive approach to obtain and maintain their optimal vision.Ž Be sure to look for the Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Here comes 1972 and Barnabas is freed from his captivity. His familys stature and fortunes have dwindled, as Angeliques seem to have grown. The matriarch of the family is performed by Michele Pfei er, as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. The family is dysfunctional at best, to the point that when Barnabas erupts into their lives it is just natural to allow him to take over. Also, he has a secret that aids in the recovery of their fortune. The current Collins children seem to need some therapy and there is an inhouse doctor as well as the need for a nanny, who resembles the past love in Barnabas life. Is there love in his future and the chance for a normal family life? Hardly, and Angelique is only one of the barricades to such happiness. Director Tim Burton has not done justice to the television show and even his usual ability to “ nd a loveable character amidst the gruesome and horri“ c is missing. The portrayal of David Collins by Gulliver McGrath is one of the few bright spots, in addition to the spot that Alice Cooper engages. The music and costumes are enjoyable, but the rest of the movie leaves a lot to be desired. The advertisements led to the feeling this was going to be more of a comedy and less of the gothic darkness of the series. The outcome was more as Mandarin NewsLine886-4919 National Ice Cream DayJuly 18 The third Sunday (or is it “sundae?”) of National Ice Cream Month, proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 if Tim Burton could not decide which movie he was doing and directed the actors in the same manner, as the acting by all of these “ ne actors seemed just as confused. The blood and gore did not make it more dramatic, nor did the far from romantic liaisons between Barnabas and Angelique. 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Yet studies show the number of feline veterinary visits is declining steadily each year. For example, a recent industry survey revealed that compared with dogs, almost three times as many cats hadnt received veterinary care in the past year. The disparity may be related to common myths about cat health, such as: € Cats are naturally healthier Calling all future engineers!engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world! Engineering for Kids uses hands-on projects to demonstrate a variety of engineering concepts. These projects encourage students to use di erent levels of critical thinking skills and creative problem solving skills. Just as important, the students have fun while learning. Pelger, who has worked as a human resources professional in the corporate world for the past 12 years, is uniquely quali“ ed to run this new franchise. Throughout her career, she has been involved in the facilitation and development of training programs and she appreciates the possibilities discovered from group interaction and learning. Pelger received her MBA from Jacksonville University. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from the University of North Florida. Pelger focuses on shared learning opportunities and enjoys hands-on and interactive activities. Engineering has a creative aspect which immediately piqued her curiosity. By dreaming up imaginative, practical solutions, engineers are changing the world all the time and Pelger is excited to introduce Engineering for Kids to North Florida. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Common myths about catsBy Contributing Writer Dr. Ann Silverness, DVM, CCRT, Mandarin Landing Animal Hospital and Pet Resortand more problem-free than dogs € Feline health problems come from outside and dont a ect indoor cats € Cats will display visible signs of illness like dogs do [Excerpt from the national campaign Have we seen your cat lately?’Ž, an awareness program sponsored by a prominent veterinary supply distributor.] The truth is, cats need regular veterinary care, including semi-annual exams and vaccinations, just like dogs do. And because they are naturally adept at hiding signs of illness, annual exams are especially important for early diagnosis of health problems. Cats have as much periodontal and endodontal issues as dogs do. Cats have even higher rates of acquired kidney disease than dogs do and should be screened for as early as four years of age. Cats can have signi“ cant cardiac disease with minimal to no outward clinical symptoms. Vomiting is actually extremely di cult for a cat as their esophageal muscles cannot be controlled voluntarily like a dog or human. Any true vomiting in a cat is serious and should be investigated. Obesity is plaguing our pet population along with their human caretakers. Obesity is a serious risk factor for diabetes, liver disease, chronic in” ammatory conditions, heart disease and cancer. Veterinarians understand how stressful bringing in a cat to the vet hospital can be. That is why cat conscious practices strive to be as cat friendly as they can. Some even have a separate entrance and waiting room for cats and dogs. Having set appointments on time, keeping the pet in the presence of the owner and handling very gently are additional ways to minimize in clinic stress. Anxiety reducing products such as Felaway Spray spritzed in the transport carrier prior to transport and/or a blanket to hide under are also good ways to minimize stress. For additional information, please contact drsilverness@ mandarinlandingah.com to the Mandarin Community Club property for a visit to the historic Mandarin Store and Post O ce. This store was the heart of the community from 1911until 1964 when it closed. It is the place where residents bought their groceries and gas, picked up their mail and caught up on the latest gossip. This Mandarin landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The last stop is next door at the Mandarin Community Club building, built in 1872 with the help of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Besides a tour of the historic building, the students get to play some old fashioned games. The tour usually lasts two hours with 30 minutes at each location. Please call the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth. net for more information or to schedule your group for a trip back in time when Mandarin was a sleepy little village.School tours cont. from pg. 1 Boy Scout Troop 473 from St. Josephs Catholic Church selected Walter Jones Historical Park as the bene“ ciary of a service project to the community. The boys and their dads pulled vines out of trees, picked up dead limbs and removed invasive plants from the property.Scouts serve community by cleaning historical park Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News GOVERNORSGOLD SEAL AWARD Give Your Loved Ones Golden Care river garden hebrew homeAvailable 7 days a week Half days available 2002-2004 2004-2006 2006-2008 2008-2010 2010-2012 CALL TODAY! (904)288-7851 11401 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258ADULTDAY@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church Guardian Lutheran Church(LCMS)(Meeting at the Mandarin Community Club) 12447 Mandarin Road 288-5545 Worship Services: Sunday 9:30 am Bible Study: Sunday 10:45 am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 pm H H H H a r d d d d a g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n s F F F u n e r a l l l l H H H o m e o f f f f M M M a n d d d d a r i i i n n 9 0 4 2 8 8 0 0 2 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES That awkward moment when...Ž My 13 year old sons Facebook friends sure do love this lead in to a funny or embarrassing story. It goes like this: That awkward moment when a stranger at the movies tells you and your brother you make a cute couple. *facepalm* That awkward moment when you realize youre chewing on a borrowed pen. That awkward moment when you ask when shes due but “ nd out shes not pregnant. That awkward moment...Ž is funny, although a bit overused, because we can all relate to doing something stupid and then trying to “ gure out how to make it right. Do we man up and apologize, laugh it o or pretend like we didnt say it? I love to laugh. Believe me when I say I am not one to over-analyze jokes or Facebook posts. But I did start thinking... wheres the line between laughing and disrespecting? As weve ventured into life with teens, Id have to say most of it is very familiar territory. Im teaching my son to honor and respect people. But, honestly, I have some of the same struggles he does! My sophisticatedŽ sallies are still at someone elses expense and I often speak before I think. That awkward moment when you correct your son for disrespect but your own voice is dripping with sarcasm. When children are young, they see parents as their heroes. They look up to us because we love and care for them„and because were taller than they are. I dont think our teens stop looking up to us. I think they see through the thin veneer of perfection we sometimes apply to our lives and start living more like weve modeled all along. So where is that line between laughing and disrespecting? Making a joke at anothers expense is crossing the line. Luke 6:31 teaches, Do to others as youd have them do to you.Ž Thats pretty straightforward. No extensive discussions on bullying necessary. Just be On the “ rst Wednesday of every month, something magical happens to downtown Jacksonville when Downtown Vision, Inc. presents its monthly First Wednesday Art Walk. We invite you to capture the citys spirit and join Shalom Jacksonville on Wednesday, August 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m. for this ultimate opportunity to savor and discover the excitement of Downtown Jacksonville. The event spans a 15-block radius within the downtown core. Forty galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses and an open-air arts and crafts and entertainment fair in Hamming Plaza o er everyone a complete cultural experience.Ž Music and art are everywhere as you walk to your destinations. You can enjoy free entry to MOCA Jacksonville (Museum of Contemporary Art) as well as all other art galleries. The streets are “ lled with people singing, dancing, eating or buying handmade items from local vendors. Its the kind of excitement you dont expect to see in Jacksonville. Yet, it happens once a month. It is so energizing that you want to take it all in and capture everything our city o ers. For those interested in riding the Skyway Express, we will leave at 5:45 p.m. from the King Street Station to Hemming Plaza and then meet others at 6:15 p.m. at the bookstore entrance of the Main Library lobby on Laura Street. From there we will get instructions for our downtown photo scavenger hunt. There will be plenty of free time to browse, eat and just enjoy Please join Crown Point Baptist Church for Vacation Bible School Amazing WondersŽ from July 30 through August 3 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the church located at 10153 Old St. Augustine Road. Children ages three years through eighth grade will enjoy exciting travel adventures, bible stories and lessons, recreation, music, crafts, food and so much fun! Please call 262-9743 for additional information or questions. Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation? This informal lunch group sponsored by JFCS is for individuals caught in the middle of caring for children (or grandchildren) and elderly parents. Come join us on Tuesday, July 17 at 12:00 noon, at Village Bread Caf on San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. Meet other caregivers and share ideas and stress reducing tips with each other. Purchase your own club sandwichŽ or other lunch selection and receive a free co ee and dessert courtesy of the Senior Solutions sta at JFCS. Space is limited so please RSVP by July 12, by calling 394-5722 or 394-5777. Lifetree Caf serves up stimulating conversations on interesting topics and is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: Tuesday, July 3: Class Warfare; Wednesday, July 11: A Reason to Live; Wednesday, July 18: If onlyƒ Living with Regret; and Wednesday, July 25: Financial Freedom. Admission is free. Find out about topics, times and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Check us out at www. LifetreeCafe.com. Crown Point Baptist Church will hold a basketball and cheerleading clinic for children from kindergarten through eighth grade on Thursday, July 12 and Friday July 13, both days from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Saturday parents are invited to join us for a picnic from 11:00 a.m. until noon. The clinics will be held at Crown Point Baptist Church in Mandarin located at 10153 Old St. Augustine Road. We are partnering with Kernan Rd. Baptist Church to bring these awesome events to kids in our community. For additional information or to register, please call 262-9743. Experience Art Walk & photo scavenger huntBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Coordinator, Shalom Jacksonvillethe energy. You cant get lost because there are Downtown Ambassadors in orange shirts to guide you. Ride with us on the Skyway Express or drive yourself. The Skyway Express and downtown parking are free after 6:00 p.m. as well as parking at Clay and Adams Street garage. Feel free to call Shalom Jax for more information. Should it rain, the event will be rescheduled. For more information, please call Isabel Balotin, 4485000 x 206 or shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org. It doesnt matter how long youve lived in Jacksonville, you are welcome to join us. The Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville is the o cial Jewish welcome wagon of Northeast Florida and is sponsored by Florida Blue.Purposeful ParentingThat awkward moment...By Allie Olsenrespectful. Distasteful joking is crossing the line. No, its not something teens do.Ž Its something immature people do and our role as parents is to teach respect. Laughing o bad behavior is crossing the line. Yeah, its embarrassing to admit you acted like a jerk. But its a mark of maturity to apologize and carry on. If youve been married long enough to have children, youve certainly o ended your spouse. Think of what a blessing it will be to your future daughter-in-law if your son learns now to recognize his mistake, apologize and change! A strong leader leads by example. And a good parent loves their children enough to teach them to do the hard thing„to do whats right. Heres to many more laughs and no more of these: That awkward moment when your parent friendsŽ you on Facebook. Lets teach our children to live in such a way that they have nothing to hide. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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This good “ ght was “ nally won when I drafted a Florida Constitutional Amendment to guarantee our rights to elect circuit and county court judges in 1998. The amendment made it on the 2000 ballot, was voted into law in every circuit and county in this state and is now Florida law. Electing me will secure Equal Justice For All!Ž Weve already made election history by being the very “ rst circuit candidate to make the ballot by collecting the required 6,988 petitions. Your Barlow vote on August 14, 2012 will help us make history again! Mark Borello, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 29 My name is Mark Borello and I am a candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Group 29. I have been proud to be a Mandarin resident since 1989. Many of you know me as Coach Borello or Coach Mark, as I have coached hundreds of kids from Mandarin since 1997; but in my professional career, I have served our community as an Assistant State Attorney for over 25 years, becoming one of the top prosecutors in North Florida, and the Director of Circuit Court in the State Attorneys O ce. My wife Jackie and I have been married for 23 years, we have four children and we are active members of St. Josephs. I have the endorsement of the police and “ re“ ghters, as well as Sheri John Rutherford, State Attorney Angela Corey, Mandarin City Council representative Matt Schellenberg, former City Council President Jack Webb, incoming Jacksonville City Council President Bill Bishop, and numerous other elected o cials and leaders from the business and legal communities. We need judges who will be fair, hard working and share your love of family, faith and community. We also need judges who will protect and uphold the constitution, not legislate from the bench. Please go to our website www.Borelloforjudge.com. More importantly perhaps, ask people you know in the legal community about the two candidates in this race. I am con“ dent you will agree the choice is clear and I hope you will support me, Mark Borello, for Circuit Court Judge. Suzanne Bass, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 34 Suzanne Bass is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney with more than 30 years of state and federal courtroom experience as both a former prosecutor and public defender. She is a Florida Supreme Court-certi“ ed Circuit and Family Mediator and is a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She is an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. She earned her JD from the University of Richmond and her BA from Emory University. Suzanne is admitted to practice in Florida, Virginia, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Her areas of legal practice include administrative, adoption, criminal, family, federal, juvenile and wills/estates. Suzannes career litigation experiences are balanced. She has represented diverse clientele, runs her own practice and is a devoted community leader. She is a three-time nominee for Judicial Appointment by the 4th Judicial Circuit of Floridas Judicial Nomination Commission. She is listed in Martindale-Hubbells Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Suzanne is member of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Florida Family Inn of Court, Jacksonville Bar, D.W. Perkins Bar, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and San Marco Rotary Club. Suzanne recently celebrated her 19th wedding anniversary to husband Fred. They have one daughter, Helen, who will begin college this fall. The Bass family attends Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and resides in Jacksonville, Florida. John Merrett, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 34 Did not respond. Bob Black, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 I am running for District 4 U.S. House because I am concerned for our grandchildren. Our incumbent has voted to fund all of the Obama Administration programs. He has failed to tackle the tough problems with entitlements. His vote on HR 4310 has given the Executive branch the authority to lock up any citizen inde“ nitely on suspicion of terrorism, no lawyer, no appeal. I am a member of: Mandarin United Methodist Church, Fair Tax Education Association, American Chemical Society, NRA, First Coast Tea Party and not a politician. I have been a U.S. Air Force o cer, corporate Candidate Statements cont. on pg. 19Candidate Statements cont. from pg. 9

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Help WantedPonte Vedra Chiropractic is interviewing happy people that can treat our patients like royalty, do three things at once and keep smiling. Part-time position M-F 3 8 PM. Please call Lesley at 285-ACHE(2243). Call between 10 11 AM or 3 4 PM. 121 Financial Credit Union is seeking sales and team-oriented individuals to join our organization. We are currently hiring for the following positions at various locations. We offer competitive bene ts including 401K. Download our application at https://121fcu.org/careers. Send your application and resume to hr@121fcu.org or fax to 904-722-6643. EOE Senior Tellers Lead Teller Call Center Representative Needed an experienced tree climber. Call Mitch @ 703-5040 Wolfson Children's Hospital is looking for Experienced Pediatric Nurses for the Peds Resource Team Accepts assignments daily (as frequently as every 4 hours) to all Wolfson nursing units as needed. 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NOW ONLINE AT www.mandarinnewsline.comFREEexecutive, Registered Professional Engineer and entrepreneur. I have a BS in chemistry, an MS in electrical engineering, an MBA in “ nance and 16 patents. I will vote against any further extension of the debt ceiling until a plan has passed Congress and signed by the President to eliminate further debts and pay back our current debt. I will vote for elimination of all of the federal government programs that impact on individuals including the income tax. My slogan is: Get us in the Black with Black. My goal is the federal government out of our lives and America restored to the vision of the founders. Free market capitalism and the Constitution are the solutions; government is the problem. The campaign website, bobblackdistrict4.com, describes my background in more detail and my speci“ c proposals going forward. Every voter should demand speci“ c proposals. Ander Crenshaw, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 Did not respond. Deborah Pueschel, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 This is the 200th Anniversary War of 1812 where the British landed on the banks of the port town of Bladensburg and marched into Washington, D.C. On those banks, I played as a child and never dreamed that our country would be in peril as is today. Despite this, we are still the greatest nation on earth; however, we must be diligent to preserve our nation and founding principles. My American dream was spectacular, eldest of 11 children through determination and persistence became one of the “ rst female air tra c controllers raising to a rank equivalent to a Navy Commander before I was 30 without a college degree. I am seeking U.S. House of Representatives District 4 for the past not to have died in vain and current and future generations not to be placed in chains of debt and regulations. Our security and liberty is not to be compromised by the military downsizing and penalizing their service. Our crisis did not happen overnight and will take time, at least two generations, to resolve. Our economical recovery begins with energy utilizing all our nature resources for home and exporting to pay o the debt and establishment of Roth Security Accounts beginning at birth from other sources instead of earned income will secure the future generations and streamlining into a Fair Tax System. For more information: questforamerica.com. Aaron Bean, Republican Candidate for Florida State Senate, District 4 I am Aaron Bean, a former mayor, state representative, bank president and now small business owner. I ask for your vote and support for the Florida Senate. If elected, I will focus on providing the straightforward leadership and conservative policies that our residents and communities need. As a lifelong Republican and conservative, free enterprise businessman, I believe that we must take a regional approach, a First Coast regional approach, to make Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and Clay County the “ rst place for businesses to do business in Florida. By eliminating wasteful spending and regulatory burdens, businesses can do what they do best … invest, innovate and employ! Our community deserves the best! I also wholeheartedly support the education priorities of Jeb Bush, giving parents more choices so that our children will have a bright academic future. But for those not going to college, I will work towards creating a vocational track to give employment skills to students ready to enter the workforce. I am proud to be endorsed by former Governor Jeb Bush, Chief Financial O cer Je Atwater, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, Senators John Thrasher and Steve Wise, former Chair of Duval Republican Party and former Chair of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Mike Hightower, former Jacksonville Jaguar Tony Boselli, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Medical Association. We would be honored to have you join us on the Bean Team. Thank you for your consideration on August 14 for Aaron Bean for Florida Senate District 4!Michael Bruce Weinstein, Republican Candidate for Florida State Senate, District 4It is time to get Floridas economy moving again. My vision for our state is one of prosperity and freedom. I will bring common sense, courage and conservative values to the senate ” oor. I am pro-life, protraditional marriage, pro-second amendment and pro-economic growth. As chief “ nancial o cer for Jacksonville and executive director of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, I helped bring hundreds of millions of dollars in private capital investment and tens of thousands of jobs to Northeast Florida. During that time, I met with CEOs of private companies to bring jobs to our area. I know what it takes to be competitive in the 21st century workplace. As president and CEO of the 2005 Super Bowl committee, I was responsible for developing the citys successful 2005 Super Bowl. My 30 years of “ nancial and management experience have been dedicated to making Northeast Florida a safe environment and an attractive place to do business. My economic plan will cut spending, keep taxes low and reduce regulation. My highest priority is to bring stable, high-wage jobs into Florida. Together we can get Northeast Florida back on track. We have a bright future ahead of us. 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Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Although school is out for summer break, Mustang athletes are training tirelessly to prepare themselves for the upcoming seasons. Cross country and lacrosse players sweat through their workouts in the summer heat and show tremendous dedication to their teams. Both boys and girls cross country teams condition over the summer in a variety of venues in Jacksonville. The girls team has been conditioning regularly, running the bridges downtown on Thursdays and meeting at Mandarin High School on Fridays to run as well. Mixing training with a little bit of added fun, they often go for ice cream after their runs over the bridges which encourages the players and maintains a strong bond between the team. The boys cross country team runs through the Bartram Park Trails as well as meets at MHS Sports RoundupBy Contributing Writer Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentthe Mandarin High pool for a di erent take on conditioning with a little bit of cross training. This training and hard work will pay o for the Mustangs as they enter their upcoming season. Not only are they motivated to run on conditioning days, but most runners will also participate in the North Georgia Distance Runners Camp from July 8 through 13. There, they will run around the North Georgia mountains, Chattahoochee National Forest and the Unicoi State Park. The camp provides training for the athletes and will also prove to be a valuable team bonding experience. According to rising senior Olivia Martins, We do a lot of team bonding which makes us a family because we realize how great our team is physically and spiritually.Ž The Mustangs are excited about their next season and look to build on their success that has been evident in previous years. The lacrosse team has also been diligently working out and playing in a summer league in order to stay in shape and increase team bonding. After coming o of a fantastic season “ nishing as district runner-up, the Mustangs look to continue their progress. Both boys and girls teams work in the o season either by playing in the summer lacrosse league or keeping “ t by playing other sports. This hard work is expected to show during their next season and push them to new heights of excellence. Expectations are set high as commented on by boys Head Coach Janine Brand, Our goal as a team is to win 12 or more games and maybe even win our district.Ž The boys are preparing themselves to accomplish their future goals and will continue to set the bar high in order to better themselves and the team. Despite Beryl coming early to northeast Florida we are still in drought, unlikely as it may seem. We have also experienced very heavy summer rains, but these cannot necessarily be relied upon to solve the problem. For up-to-date information check out http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?FL,SE Temperatures have been soaring into the 90s and we have the perennial chore of keeping our turf green and warding o bugs and diseases at the same time. It all comes down to monitoring and adjusting our tactics accordingly. If you dont over water, do watch out for pests and diseases and dont use nitrogen fertilizer until fall, you stand a better chance GardeningSummer time … and the livin should be easyBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASof succeeding. In the heat we should really take our time. Work in the cooler hours to hand-pull weeds, and dead-head ” owers to promote more blooms. Limit pruning to tidying up over-zealous shrubbery and any storm damage. Cruise the vegetable patch to “ nd insect pests; they always seem to build up in numbers as the summer progresses. Carry a small container of soapy water and just drop them in; no need to spray anything, unless they are completely out of control. Insecticidal soap sprays are the least toxic solution, but check the label. When temperatures are higher than 85 degrees, you may damage your plants. If small caterpillars are a big problem, try BT, which will only a ect caterpillars. Pest control products containing spinosad are e ective against a wider range of insects, including large caterpillars, but need to be used very carefully to avoid harming bees. Read all product labels carefully so you and your family stay safe and you only target the pests, not the bene“ cial insects that are so helpful in the garden. Although containerized plants can be transplanted almost all year round, it will be easier on them and you if you can wait until the cooler months. If you have a gap that must be “ lled, why not do so with a plant in a beautiful pot? Admittedly it will have to be watered along with other potted plants, but as long as its not root-bound it should be perfectly “ ne. You can take your time to decide whether or not it really belongs in the chosen spot. After the spring migration Ive been delighted to see the resident birds new families. With many mature trees in our neighborhood they are not wanting for shelter and nesting places. If you live in a newer property perhaps the birds arent so lucky. If you provide shrubs for shelter, a simple bird bath and feeding station, and maybe a nesting box, they could turn out to be a boon, eating mosquitoes before they eat you and helping out in the kitchen garden by picking o caterpillars. If you intend to make over your yard or ” ower bed, use the summer to plan. Seed catalogues make great browsing material. Kick back, read something inspiring and dream for a while. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com Its time to kick-o Bike MS season with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapters o cial Kick-O Ride, to be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at TPC Sawgrass. Every year, more than 500 cyclists gather with their teams to dust o their bicycles and kick into training for Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore. This year, the 26th annual Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore ride, the societys largest fundraiser, will take place September 29-30, 2012. The KickO Ride is the perfect time and place to begin training for the 150-mile Bike MS ride. All cyclists 12 years old and over are welcome to challenge themselves at the Kick-O Ride, where they can choose to ride the 25 or 45mile route for a $5 donation bene“ ting the society. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the ride at 7:30 a.m. at TPC Saw-Cyclists to train at kick-o ride for Bike MSgrass. Snacks, water and sports drinks will be provided by the society. Cyclists and volunteers can register for the ride at http:// bike” n.nationalmssociety.org/ or by calling the North Florida Chapter at (904) 332-6810 or by emailing ” oridaevents@ nmss.org. Please call the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter at 332-6810 for more information about the Kick-O Ride.About the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter: The National MS Society, North Florida Chapter offers programs and services year-round to the18,000 individuals affected by MS in North Florida. Funds raised by annual events such as MuckRuckus MS, Walk MS and Bike MS contribute to the Societys programs and services and cutting-edge MS research. To “ nd out more about the North Florida Chapter visit nationalMSsociety.org/FLN.

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First responders located the victim face down in the water wearing a lifejacket. These recent fatalities point out why United States Coast Guard and Florida boating authorities consider the class of small boats to be high risk.Ž Boats such as canoes, kayaks, Jon boats and Personal Water Craft (jet skis) get special attention because of their accident rate. Capsizings, sinkings or falls overboard from small boats account for 70 percent of all boating fatalities. Ill discuss PWCs in another article. Its a matter of attitude for anglers, paddlers and hunters to protect their safety while using these craft in pursuit of their sport. While boating alone in such craft is not recommended, the reality is that many are sized for one person. Also, “ nding a partner for a trip may not be feasible and for some, being alone is part of the sport. If youre in those Living in the state that is regarded as the Fishing Capital of the WorldŽ presents us with hundreds of di erent types of “ sh and hundreds of more ways to catch them. No matter where you live in Florida, there is an opportunity to “ sh somewhere nearby. One such opportunity that is often overlooked is a deep sea adventure on a party boat. From Mayport to Key West and all the way up to Pensacola, Floridas ports play host to a ” eet of party boats that are waiting to provide you and your family an o shore “ shing trip that all will enjoy. The advantages of “ shing from a party boat are numerous. If you are new to “ shing or have never been, its great way to get started with very little investment. An eight hour trip of “ shing excitement should easily Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaUnited States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateHigh risk: Kayaks, canoes, Jon boatsBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8situations, there is a premium on preparing well. Getting a safety exam will help maximize your safety and review things you might do better. The Brevard kayaker did right by wearing his life jacket. We dont know whether he would have survived if the jacket was a better choice. Choosing a Type I or II instead of the kayaker Type III he likely wore, would likely have turned the unconscious paddler face up and such a concern is something for a solitary sportsperson to consider. Vessel Safety Examiners have a special form for checking paddle craft, including row boats, paddleboards and sculls. Operators can have an exam and receive a decal even if their boats arent registered. As part of the free exam, the examiner will discuss the operators life jacket, sound and visible signaling devices, vessel condition (lines, ” otation, covers, oars, hull and hardware) and whether navigation lights are needed. The session will also discuss recommendations, such as for bailing, visibility, emergency kits and spares. Paddle craft or any boat operator can call Charles Smith at 541-1660 or use our website, www.SafeBoatingJax. com to set up a Vessel Safety check. You also may want to call Bob Strong at 721-1346 for speci“ cs on the July 14 boating safety course or other dates. cost less than a theme park ticket. Bait, tackle, rods and reels and “ shing licenses are all provided along with a knowledgeable crew. Some boats even include food and drink with the price of a ticket. The ride to the “ shing grounds often o ers sights and scenery that can only be seen from a boat. The rising sun over the ocean, the Florida shoreline and the huge variety of marine life such as dolphin, turtles, rays, ” ying “ sh and more add an unexpected pleasure to your day. When you arrive at your destination be ready to hang on. Any time you have bait in the water in the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico anything can bite. Grouper, snapper, amberjack, king“ sh, cobia, sea bass and sharks are just a few of the many types of “ sh that could bite your hook. Air conditioned lounges, bathrooms, sun tan and sightseeing decks, “ sh cleaning and more are just some of the conveniences provided on most party boats. Mayport, St. Augustine, New Smyrna, Ponce Inlet, Port Canaveral, Clearwater and Sarasota are all coastal communities that o er party boats within an easy drive from home. Florida o ers lots of “ shing opportunities that should not be overlooked. A deep sea adventure aboard a party boat is one of them. Fishing Report: Weak“ sh biting in deeper holes and channel markers from N.A.S. to Green Cove. Look for croaker bite to increase in the same areas. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the person’s features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the person’s face droops, it’s possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person can’t answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. in the sit-in that sparked the riot and author of the only book on that historic Jacksonville event, It Was Never about a Hot Dog and a Coke.Ž Hurst gave them valuable insight during their interview. They asked questions pertinent to his remembrances of when the sit-ins began on August 13, 1960 when black students asked to be served at the segregated lunch counter at Woolworths, Morrisons Cafeteria and other eateries. They recorded the interview which is able to seen on their website. Hurst was only 11 years old when he joined in the protest and boycott. He was inspired by his eighth grade American History competition cont. from pg. 1 history teacher who also was the Jacksonville Youth Council advisor and NAACP state president. The reason the team chose Ax Handle SaturdayŽ as the subject of their research was to learn about and document a topic few people in Jacksonville knew about. The event is not well known by people living in Jacksonville because news coverage at the time was sparse and lacked accurate details. The team learned during their discovery that people living outside of Jacksonville had a better understanding of what occurred that day. They discovered that the event gained its name from the use of ax handles by white segregationists who attacked the sit-in participants on that day in August 1960. To view the teams well researched website and view their interview with Rodney Hurst visit http://86478591.nhd.weebly. com/. It is worth viewing and a great testament to the skill these young historians have shown.

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With no formal gardening or landscape design training, Shoup and Bressler have transformed their suburban lot into a gardeners dream. They envision each new garden project, make it happen and then say, What do we do next?ŽMandarin Garden Club Yard of the MonthGarden looks like an inviting resortBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden ClubThe end result is a picturesque landscape with masses of Knockout roses, grand deep blue mop head hydrangeas, hanging baskets over” owing with robust geraniums and an immaculately manicured lawn all surrounding a sparkling swimming pool. Just as beautiful as the abundance of ” owering plants are the garden structures that Shoup built himself. Positioned perfectly around the garden are a gazebo, pergola, garden shed, pond with waterfall and outdoor kitchen. For information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net. 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More than 35 million people, many of them pet owners, live in areas threatened by Atlantic hurricanes. More than 60 percent of American households have pets and weathering a major storm requires an evacuation plan that includes our animals,Ž said Niki Dawson, director of disaster services for The HSUS. If it isnt safe for you, it isnt safe for them. If you are ordered to shelter-in-place and not evacuate, bring your pets inside with you and make sure you have adequate supplies.Ž The HSUS Animal Rescue Team has a fully equipped response team to assist communities impacted by a natural disaster. In 2011, The HSUS responded to natural disasters in North Carolina, Vermont, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama, and North Dakota, helping to care for more than 2,000 displaced animals. AccuWeather forecasters predict an average hurricane season from June to November. Pet owners can reduce their animals chances of being at risk during a disaster by following the suggestions below. 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As hurricane season starts, include pets in disaster plans€ Bowls for food and water. € Current photos and physical description of your pets, including details on markings. € Medications, vaccination records and “ rst aid pet supplies. € Comfort items such as a toy and blanket. € Small garbage bags. € For dogs include: leash, harness and a sturdy carrier large enough to use as a sleeping area. € For cats include: litter and litter box and a sturdy carrier large enough for transport and for your cat to use as a temporary apartmentŽ for several days. In 2006, Congress passed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, which requires state and local emergency management agencies to make plans that take into account the needs of individuals with pets and service animals in the event of a major disaster or emergency. For more tips on preparedness plans that include your pets, visit humanesociety.org/prepare.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 June22 July8 closed July 4th SCAN DESIGN scandesign.comJACKSONVILLE8206 Philips Hwy | 904.731.7877 summerGOING ON NOWour biggest sale of the year!*Photos for reference only. Quantities limited. Selection varies by store. Not valid against previous purchases. Mandarin Garden Club members celebrated the conclusion of their clubs 66th year on May 24 with installation of new o cers, awards ceremony and delicious potluck luncheon. Inside the Loretto Road clubhouse, the setting was simply aglow with sun” ower themed decorations. Garden Club President McGlade Holloway proudly reported to the membership the list of this past years club accomplishments. The garden club held a wide variety of meetings including presentations on herbs, roses, vegetable gardening, bonsai, hummingbirds and eat your yard.Ž Also, demonstrations with various hands-on experiences such as making seasonal containers, decorating for the holidays and making centerpieces were enjoyed by all. Thanks to the generosity of members and successful fund raising, the Mandarin Garden Club was able to support local charitable organizations including Mandarin Food Bank, Lions Club, 4-H, Meals on Wheels, Jacksonville Arboretum, The Betty Gri th House Thrift Store and a special Mandarin retirement home. The clubs outstanding Crafty Ladies group knitted 750 caps for the City Rescue Missions winter clients. These same ladies raised funds to provide two days of meals for all at the City Rescue Mission. Special appreciation was extended to the Duval County Master Gardeners who volunteer on the “ rst and third Wednes-67th year begins for Mandarin Garden ClubBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden ClubLife Member Award honorees are recognized for outstanding contributions to the Mandarin Garden Club and the community: Joyce Datz, Live Oak Circle; Barbara Rose, Live Oak Circle; and Betty Harrelson, Cherokee Rose Circle. Mandarin Garden Club New Of cers 2012-1013: McGlade Holloway, President; Betty Harrelson, First Vice President; Mary Forester, Second Vice President; Shirley McCall, Treasurer; Sharon Wagand and Karen Rowe, CoRecording Secretaries.day of each month, tending the beautiful Demonstration Gardens on the club grounds. President Holloway said, We close our 66th year which had tears for the illness and loss of some of our wonderful members and joy for those of us who enjoy the beauty of nature, desire to help the community, hope of helping the environment around us and beauty of friendships formed from common interests.Ž Mark your calendar for the Mandarin Garden Clubs upcoming $1.00 Clothing Sale, to be held on August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as well as the Trash to Treasure Garage Sale on October 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Mandarin Garden Club is open to all gardening enthusiasts from beginners to advanced. Meetings are held for adults during the day and evening. There is a Bumblebee group for children. For meeting dates and membership information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or 268-1192. Increase your $ales this Summer!Mandarin NewsLinereaches YOUR buyers market Call today and ask about our Advertising $pecials 904-886-4919 A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...Beginning with the return to Daylight Savings Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week:• Homes with odd number addresses: Wednesday/ Saturday • Homes with even number addresses: Thursday/ SundayWater only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com

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Let our friendly, experienced plumber provide a quick solution to your problem. We have the tools and the skills to save you from unnecessary stress and frustration. Call us day or night. Youll be glad you did!NEED HELP NOW? At a June luncheon meeting, Jasmin Tahirovic was awarded the Janice Miesel Scholarship by members of the Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The scholarship is in honor of Miesel who was a respected and active member of the council and was very focused on the education of our youth. Tahirovic will be a rst generation college student of Three enterprising eighth grade students at Twin Lakes Academy Middle School recently combined their tech savvy skills with a passion for local history to earn third place in the 2012 Florida History Fair. Students Madison Walter, Sara McMahon and Levena Osher created and submitted a website to the contest. Under the guidance of eighth Did you know that the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society o ers adult and child group tours at the Walter Jones Historical Park and the Mandarin Store and Post Of- ce, both located on Mandarin Road? The tours are tailored to meet the needs of the organization or school. With school groups, for instance, the curriculum requirements and FCAT state benchmarks for social studies are met. The tours are coordinated by volunteer Bruce Vacca, a retired history teacher and department head, who is the First generation college studentJasmin Tahirovic wins Mandarin Councils Miesel ScholarshipBy Donna KeathleyAx Handle Saturday researched Students place third in history competitionBy Karl Kennell Photo courtesy of Leigh Forresterhis family when he enters the hallowed halls of the University of Florida in Gainesville this August. He was born in war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1993 at the peak of the ethnic genocide and war that occurred there. The Tahirovic family escaped to the United States as refugees with no knowledge of English and very little understanding of American Culture. Tahirovics parents settled in Jacksonville in 2002 and found hourly wage jobs in the area. When Tahirovic received his high school diploma just weeks ago from Mandarin High School, the look on his parents faces said it all. It was a once in a lifetime experience, he said, I had completed their dreams of academic achievement. That was the whole reason for my family being here in the United Statesto give me and my brother and sister an opportunity that they never had. The faculty at Mandarin High School has witnessed Tahirovics spirit and drive over the past four years. James Hicken, AICE coordinator at the school, states in his recommendation letter that he has personally witnessed Tahirovics growth and motivation. He consistently exempli ed the qualities of an outstanding student, says Hicken, being highly motivated and striving to grade history teacher Elyssa Frank, they researched online articles and books at the downtown Jacksonville Public Library about the riots that took place an August 27, 1960, known as Ax Handle Saturday. They searched the archives of the Florida Times Union for articles about the event. The anchor of their research was an interview of Rodney Hurst, who was a participant School and group tours at the Walter Jones Historical ParkBy Contributing Writer Sandy Arpen, Mandarin Museum and Historical Societyeducation director at the Mandarin Museum. Generally there are four primary points of interest to the tours and each station is led by a trained and knowledgeable docent. The rst stop is the Mandarin Museum which includes exhibits about life in Mandarin and rural Florida, the Timuquan Indians, Harriet Beecher Stowe, local artists and the Civil War-era Maple Leaf which was sunk in the St. Johns River in 1864. Next is a walk through the 10 acre park where the tour visits the restored Webb farmhouse which was built in 1875, the 1876 barn, the Losco Winery building, Wheelers Sawmill and the riverfront boardwalk. The handicapped accessible park also has picnic tables. The tour then moves further down Mandarin Road Scholarship winner cont. on pg. 11 History competition cont. on pg. 21 School tours cont. on pg. 16 Increase your $ales this Summer Call today and ask about our Advertising $pecials 904-886-4919

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The Duval County Extension O ce will o er a program on Organic Gardening on Saturday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Duval Extension O ce, located at 1010 North McDu Avenue in Jacksonville. Topics will include organic soil amendments, composting, pest management techniques and an introduction to permaculture. The cost is $5 to attend. Please call or email Becky at 255-7450 or beckyd@coj.net to register. Please include contact phone number when emailing. The July General Meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program, The Batiks of Indonesia will be presented by June Colburn. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 904-642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro t, non-partisan membership organization, af- liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@comcast.net. The River City Womens Club will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, July 18 at beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Ramada Inn Mandarin, located at 3130 Hartley Road The program will be a presentation on Senior Services. Social workers and health care advocates, Shelly Kulchin and Naomi Mirensky will present this information. The cost is $l5.50. Please call 2628719 for reservations. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Italian American Club is accepting yearly memberships from now through July. If you are interested in joining our club, check out our website at www. iacofjacksonville.com or call John at 262-5905. We have some fun things planned for the club members when we open again in August. Mark your calendars that our club will be closed for the month of July except for rentals. Grazie to all our Mandarin friends who came and participated in our Craft Festival. It was a success! Well do it again. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin o ers support for stay at home and part-time Whats New cont. on pg. 4 Would you like to increase your sales this Summer?FREE Community Newspaper mailed to 26,000+ addresses in Mandarin Reaches your target market Aordable Rates Multi Issue Discount Plans Graphic Design NO CHARGE Online Digital Edition with a link to your websiteThen consider why you should advertise in.... Mandarin NewsLinewww.mandarinnewsline.comCall today so we can put together an advertising campaign to increase your business! 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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine July 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 CHESTMOVES FAST.PAINSO SHOULD YOU.Its a fact. The rst hour of a heart attack is the most critical. The golden hour can make the difference between life and death. If you experience heart attack symptoms, move quickly. Call 911 or go immediately to Baptist Souths Certied Chest Pain Center in the Emergency Center. Growing to serve you better.Expanded Emergency Center at Baptist South. Our newly expanded Emergency Center has more than doubled in size. New Cardiac Cath Lab at Baptist South. Now offering diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, as well as diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular catheterizations. Conveniently located at Old St. Augustine Road and I-95 Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 Celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness this 4th of July! since 1996 S San Jose Boulevard St. Johns River N Baymeadows RoadLaw Oces of Michael S. Drews, P.A.Sunbeam Road Whether you need a question answered, a problem solved, or a claim reported, my job is to make it happen. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY. Being there is why Im here.P097193.1 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com For me, the months of May and early June have been very busy. Ive had a town hall meeting, a community meeting and two HOA gatherings, all of which were exciting and informative. We discussed the issues facing Mandarin and Jacksonville, with most of the questions being focused on the courthouse, the mayors treatment of the Jaguars and, of course, Bill #2012-296 for the special treatment of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community a proposed change in ordinance I am against for a variety of reasons. In addition, the Bartram Springs subdivision invited me, as well as Fire Chief Martin Senter tt, to discuss their need for a re station in the area. Fortunately for the residents of Bartram Springs, Chief Senter tt indicated the mayors proposed budget for 2012/2013 contains su cient funds for a new re station on Bartram Park Parkway. Speaking of the budget, the mayor will make his budget proposal on July 16. The city council will then review, delib-working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the rst and third Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Guests are always welcome! Become the speaker and leader you are meant to be. For more information, please contact Shari Schurr at shari.schurr@gmail. com or 253-0586. Sugar Arts Guild of North Florida meets monthly at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. We are an organization of sugar artists, cake designers and confectioners from Northeast Florida who enjoy getting together every month to visit, watch a demonstration and sample each others creations. Our purpose is to promote creativity and experimentation in cake decorating, sugar art, chocolate, pastries, candies and just about anything edible that can be done decoratively. We welcome anyone interested in meeting other sugar enthusiasts and swapping ideas and erate and pass it by September 30. I expect there to be much debate as the economy is barely better than last year and the anticipated revenues will be lower. Expenses are up primarily due to the increased contributions to the pension. Its no secret the pension is a very serious problem. The total cost will be up $28,000,000 over last year. To be clear, there are three distinct pensions. The general city fund (17 percent underfunded), the re- ghter pension (30 percent underfunded) and the police pension which is more than 50 percent underfunded. Obviously, the immediate concern and problem for the city is the police pension. A police o cer can retire after 20 years of service, but the city must fund their retirement for the rest of their lives. Another issue with the current contract is that if (or when) the police o cer passes away, his spouse then gets 75 percent of his pension for the rest of her life. A year has passed since the mayor has taken o ce and we, the citizens, cannot wait any longer for the administration to confront this issue. Fortunately, the budget situation might be an opportunity in disguise. We should use this time to decide exactly what services and functions our local government should provide and what services are super uous and can be reduced or eliminated. Be safe, have a great summer and remember Im always available to meet and discuss issues impacting Mandarin and Jacksonville. Please contact me at Matts@coj.net or 630-1388. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.comWhats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 5

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff Come and See Us For Your FREESleep Apnea Consultation! Sleep Apnea Making You Tired?Call Krantz Dental Care Today! Alan M. Krantz, D.D.S.12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 Mandarin(904) 880-3131KrantzDentalCare.com/sleepapnea Without Your story continues here... Independent Living Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers and Dementia Care 10660 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32257(888) 409-6894www.horizonbay.comAssisted Living Facility Number: 5572 Weve served our country, raised our family and worked hard to be where we are and were not about to slow down now. Thats why weve chosen to live in a community where we can enjoy life to the fullest. From great meals to fun activities, were more active and engaged than ever. We think youd love it here, too, so call or visit today. Weve earned this lifestyle... How about you? Summer is here again and many parents face this time of the year with tremendous angst about children who dont have structured activities to keep them busy during the day. The reality is many young people will be left on their own while out of school for the summer. For citizens, we remind you that it is not unusual for us to see a spike in property crimes during the summer months. Simple actions, such as keeping car doors locked, valuables out of plain sight, keeping the garage door closed and locked (even when you are home) all of these actions can help prevent you from becoming a victim of a property crime. Parents and guardians you are accountable for your juvenile children. Every year at this time we o er some practical tips to help parents and guardians set and keep boundaries for what will be acceptable summer behavior and what is not. But, at the end of the day, responsibility for setting and keeping these rules is up to the parent/legal guardian: Leaving a young person home alone: A big safety concern for parents is how to protect kids who are home alone during summer months. Only a parent can determine the right age for their child to be at home unsupervised, based on maturity level and other factors. No child should ever be given the responsibility of caring for another, younger sibling unless they are responsible, older children who would normally baby sit for younger children who are not relatives. There are babysitting classes o ered by area hospitals and nonpro ts. The minimum age for enrollment in those programs is usually 11 or 12. Again, parents must use discretion in making the decision to allow young people to stay home alone and/or care for other children, whether in your home or at someone elses. The favorite rule uttered by parents is: Dont let a stranger inside the house. Its a good rule, but ine ective. Stranger is not the best word to use. Kids expect strangers to be scary when indeed they look like an everyday person and kids need to know that. And some of the greatest threats to a childs safety can come from someone on the internet and not necessarily at the front door. There are a few rules parents need to teach a child who is home alone: Keep all doors closed: Instead of telling kids not to let a stranger in, the safer rule needs to be: Keep the doors shut and locked at all times. Instead of lling your childs head with donts, simply tell them to keep all the doors to the outside (including the garage) closed and locked. If someone comes to the door, your child can communicate with this person through the door, while on the phone with a trusted adult. Have a check-in time: Another thing parents should ask their child to do is call/ text and let the guardian know when the childs location has changed; that he or she has arrived somewhere safely; or is home safely after an outing. Set a consistent time for the child to call you each day. You can start to worry if he/she doesnt meet this deadline. Childrens activities should be approved by the parent or guardian. Know exactly who your child is with: If a parent doesnt know his or her childs friends and the parents or guardians of those friends, then its not wise to let your child associate with them either in your home or for outings. If a young person your child is associating with isnt someone you know, personally, that is a red ag. If you dont have a contact name and number for the guardian of that person, how can you contact them in case of an emergency or if your child is late returning home? Look out for one another: Find a close neighbor or friend who wouldnt mind your child calling him or her in case your child cant reach you. Make sure the child knows to call this person to check in if you cannot be reached or if they need an adults help. Grandparents can provide an excellent assist to parents and if living in town might welcome a call from a grandchild to say he/she is home safely. Have a plan: Parents need to remember that kids who are home alone are much more likely to encounter dangers such as re from burning popcorn or falling down the Summer safety tipsstairs than being abducted by a stranger. It is very important that the family has a plan and knows how to react to di erent situations that may occur. Run practice drills and make sure your child does not hesitate or deviate from the plan that you have enacted. Rules for internet use: Children need to know what is OK to do until mom or dad get home and what is not. Getting started on summer reading assignments, letting the dog out, having a snack, what friends can come over, what websites they can visit and which are o limits. These are decisions and rules that a parent or guardian should discuss with the child and decide on, before summer vacation gets underway. There can be structure to a childs day, even if no one else is home, leaving less opportunity for an unsupervised child to get into trouble. Use parental controls on television and internet Does Jacksonville have a curfew? Yes and it is enforced throughout the year. A curfew applies to persons under 18 years of age. The curfew is 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. A person under 18 is exempt if he or she is: 1. With a parent or guardian or other person 18 or over who is authorized by the parent to have control over the child; 2. At or going to or from a job, school or church function; 3. Attending an event open to the public and supervised by adults and beginning no later than 10:00 p.m.; 4. In an area immediately adjacent to his or her residence; 5. Running an emergency errand. More information on safety tips can be found on the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce website located at www.jaxsheri .org/ Community A airs. Look for Safety and Crime Prevention Brochures they are easy to download and free of charge. Have a safe summer!techniques to visit www.sagn blogspot.com for meeting dates. The Mandarin Womens Club will be in recess June, July and August. Their kick o program Bingo will be held on September 27 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road. Reservations are needed. Club membership is open to all women no matter where you live in Jacksonville. Meet ladies and go antiquing, traveling or dining out. Also learn how to play bridge, Mah Jongg or Mexican Train. Live our club motto, Where Strangers Become Friends. For more information about this social club, please call Diane at 880-5354 or check out our new website: www.home. comcast.net/~echoecho46/site/ The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of every month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see the website nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773.Whats New cont. from pg. 4 Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarin NewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Miss Mandarin High, Lauren Vickers, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the chorus did a masterful job in song and tribute with their version of For Good from the stage musical Wicked! A special recognition is due to Valedictorian Isaias Suarez, who gave the valedictory address. Suarez graduated with a 4.8 GPA. Wow! The senior message was given by Senior Class Historian Casey Koehler; the presidents remarks were given by John Mella, Senior Class President; and, the Commencement address was given by Miranda Lensky. Kenedy Talley and Matthew Kazaleh, Student Council President and Senior Class Vice We continue reporting on The Wall Street Journal article of April 21, 2012, Rethinking The War On Drugs by Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins and Angela Hawken; this is the second of a series. Previously, we reviewed new and innovative ways to ght the high cost of prosecuting alcohol-related crime. The article poses a comparison of ways to control abusive use of alcohol with ways to stem the use of illegal drugs. Citing the possibility of the loss of some liberty, the authors argue by distinguishing sharply between people who use alcohol badly and the larger population of non-problem users, [South Dakotas current experimental program] 24/7 Sobriety moves past ... banning a drug entirely or making it legal in unlimited quantities for all adults. An alternative means to the same end would require everyone buying a drink to show identi cation. A state could then make someone convicted of drunken driving or drunken assault ineligible to buy a drink just by marking his drivers license. That is pretty minimal intrusion on the liberty of people convicted of crimes and on the privacy of those who dont now get carded. The same principle of denying drugs to problem users could work for the currently forbidden drugs. Current laws already make it illegal to possess or use cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, but the risk of arrest is too low to be much of a deterrent. However, once someone has been convicted of a crime, the rules change. Abstinence can be required as a condition of pretrial release, probation or parole, and that condition can be enforced with chemical testing. Drug testing is already widespread for probation and parole, but ... lack any sort of swift, moderate penalty for detected drug use. Given the alternatives currently available issuing a warming to the relapsed President, respectively, introduced the stage guests. Dr. Donna A. Richardson, principal, presented the Class of 2012. In Dr. Richardsons remarks, she proudly told the parents and guests how the class of 2012 gave 36,000 hours of community service and produced over $5 million in scholarships. The orange and green Mustangs continue to be a jewel among the districts high schools and always make the Mandarin community proud. As this was the last Mandarin High School graduation in which I was privileged to participate, I want to o er a personal appreciation of gratitude and honor to have represented the district and the Mandarin family for the past eight years. Summer Programs: Please visit our website at www. duvalschools.org to view all of the program o erings for summer. Dates vary by program and began as early as June 18 and run through August 4. For additional information, please contact our Academic Services O ce at 390-2618 or 390-2133. Programs include: Summer VPK Program Read It Forward Jax! Ready to Read K-2 Summer Program Summer Grade Recovery Programs for elementary, middle and high Superintendents Summer Academy Programs for elementary, middle, and high Exceptional Student Education extended school year program English for Speakers of Other Languages program Summer camps Recommended reading lists Important Dates: July 4: Fourth of July Schools and o ces closed July 23: Regular Board Meeting Thought for the Month: My parents told me, Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving. I tell my daughters, Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job. ~Thomas L. FriedmanPolitical CommentaryBeing clever in war on drugsBy J. Bruce Richardsondrug user or sending him back to serve out his full sentence most judges and parole o cers choose the warning. Probationers quickly learn that a warning is mostly a blu and they keep on using drugs and committing crimes. Steven Alm, a circuit judge in Honolulu, ... has demonstrated that swift and certain sanctions make all the di erence. In a ... year-long trial involving hundreds of probationers, Judge Alms program, called HOPE, reduced drug use by more than 80 percent and days behind bars by more than 50 percent,... Offenders quickly learned drug use was no longer something they could get away with, and even most long-term users were able to quit. The program freed them from the cycle of use, crime, and incarceration. Having to call in every day to nd out whether it is your day to be tested turns out to be powerful help in staying clean. As one probationer told a researcher, Knowing I had to make that phone call the next morning ruining the high. What is di erent about these approaches? They recognize total trust cant be part of the equation, perhaps taking a distant page from the famous Ronald Reagan line, trust, but verify. These programs also recognize that innovation, as opposed to expensive incarceration, not only saves money for taxpayers, but has a better outcome for the people in the program, too. Florida taxpayers are paying huge sums of money annually to house prisoners who are repeat drug o enders, shutting them away from society and taking away any chance of productivity for non-violent crimes. Now is the time to explore e ective new avenues which bene t society and taxpayers. The need for vengeance in nonviolent crimes should be secondary to the cost to society for that vengeance.

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As many of us prepare for the easy summer season with trips to the beach, afternoon walks around the St. Are you ready to buy an investment property that can give you a good rate on return? Then think long term. The day of ipping houses for quick pro t is past. For small investors long-term rentals make the most sense. More people than ever are becoming renters which makes owning investment properties very lucrative in todays market. Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval CountyInvesting in todays real estate marketBy Contributing Writer Kathy Wiedegreen, Licensed Realtor, Prudential Network RealtyI own and manage 17 rentals in Jacksonville. The following steps are essential to becoming a successful investor in rental properties. Know your budget. Investment properties that fall in the $20,000 to $50,000 range are the real money makers. To make the best rate of return you should be able to recoup your investment within a two to three year time frame. Whether you pay cash or you nance the property, you should escrow for taxes and insurance and should always have a cushion to fall back on for repairs and to cover any vacancies. Your budget should factor in remodel time. This is especially true if you have a mortgage on the property since that will come due whether or not you have a tenant in the property. Do your research. Find the area you are interested in and study the demographics for that area. Find a realtor that you trust to help with your research. Location is one of the most important things to consider. It is best to keep it close to your home since you can count on things breaking late at night or on weekends. You must have vision! Our properties are xer-uppers and we do most of the work ourselves. Know your own capabilities. Consider the condition of plumbing, roof, electrical, HVAC, etc. Develop a list of licensed contractors who are experts in their eld and can pull permits and perform major repairs for you. Dont over improve. Most renters are looking for a clean, bright and well maintained property. They expect things to work properly and to have a quick and friendly response to their repair needs. Adequate heat and air and bathrooms and kitchens that work properly are very important and will go a long way in keeping your tenants happy. Have a good attorney and a good accountant. They keep up with current laws and can help you protect your investment. For additional information, please contact kathysellsjax@ gmail.com. Johns River and even a relaxing vacation to revamp for the year ahead, our o ce asks you to add another date to your summer calendar July 16. This is the last day to change your party a liation or register to vote in the state of Florida for the August 14 Primary Election. All registered voters in Duval County are eligible to cast a ballot on August 14 although the Primary Election often seems to catch voters by surprise. Our o ce is always questioned with whom and what are we voting for on August 14? Running in this Primary Election are State Senators, State Representatives, School Board Members, Circuit and County Court Judges and Clerk of the Circuit Courts, which are just some o ces on the ballot. For a complete list of what will be on your ballot, please visit www. Duvalelections.com to view your sample ballot. Early voting for the August 14 Primary Election occurs Saturday, August 4 through Saturday, August 11 at 12 sites located conveniently around Duval County. For voters residing in the Mandarin area, two Early Voting sites are right around the corner: the Mandarin Library, located at 3330 Kori Road and the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Early Voting hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Voting locations have also changed, so please check your Voter Information Card, which was recently mailed last month to pinpoint your precinct location. In the Mandarin area the following locations have been consolidated: 06C First Filipino Baptist Church 06W Faith Baptist Church of Mandarin, Inc. Voting trends continue to indicate a rise in voting early and voting by mail. Due to these voting trends, Election Day turnout has continued to curb. Our o ce consolidated 250 precincts to 198, while keeping in mind resources like su cient parking and ample assistance to ensure voters enjoy an accessible and pleasant voting experience. As Supervisor of Elections, my sta and I are working hard to make sure this election season is conducted accurately and accessible for all voters with the transparency and integrity Duval County residents have come to respect. Thank you for granting my o ce another opportunity to commission one of the superior commendations of liberty, the right to vote. Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Dont miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 26,000 addresses! Call Today!886-4919

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine July 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Quarter Century Public Servicewww.BorelloForJudge.com Election 2012In advance of the primary election to be held on August 14, 2012, Mandarin NewsLine invited each of the candidates for School Board Districts 3 and 7, County Court Judge Group 12, Circuit Court Judge Groups 1, 29 and 34, State Representative District 16, State Senate District 4 and United States Representative District 4 to submit a statement for this special election section. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement cannot exceed 250 words. No editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety, as submitted by the candidate. Andrew Cordek, Candidate for School Board, District 3 I am a parent of three children in the public school system. I am a teacher and I taught as a full time Social Studies teacher at Mandarin High for seven years and as a substitute teacher in quite a few di erent schools in the district. I know and understand the struggles that the teachers, students and parents are dealing with every day, and I understand them because I experienced it rsthand. I am pretty sure no other candidate for the District 3 seat can say that. I have lots of experience working in the community as a board member of the San Marco Preservation society and as a coach of lots of di erent sports teams both in the school system and in community organizations. I served our country as a pilot and o cer in the United States Navy. I intend to make my time as a school board member a full time job, not a part time job. I also intend to make the position far more accessible to members of the community. That means knocking down the rewalls that currently exist and getting out of the ivory tower and into the schools and classrooms. I think that the people who work in the school board building have lost touch with why they went into the eld of education, and I intend to make some changes to get them back in touch with the real reason we have a school district in the rst place. www. Andrewcordek.com. Jack Daniels, Candidate for School Board, District 3 Many say that I have earned a reputation as a hard worker and an achiever. For years while attending schools in School Board District 3, I worked hard as a student and as a lawn service boy. In college, I set a personal goal to become an educator and I worked hard academically trying to achieve it. After earning a bachelors degree, I quali ed for an academic scholarship to attend Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College. There I earned a masters degree. By working hard, I achieved my goal of becoming an educator. In Iowa and Kentucky I became a teacher, an assistant principal and a director of a drug education and treatment facility for students. Im committed to working hard to achieve our goal of transforming our schools into schools that we can all be proud of. If elected, I would rst begin working hard to achieve fundamental learning environments in every school, because learning is very di cult without them. This means at a minimum the elimination of drug use, disruptive conduct and the establishment of respect for teachers, authority and work. Far too many of our schools dont have fundamental learning environments. Suzanne Jenkins, Candidate for School Board, District 3 Children are our future; educating them should be our rst priority. I am a parent, small business owner, citizen activist and former City Council member who has a passion for public education. My husband and I graduated from Jacksonvilles public schools, as have our three children. Our commitment to public education is clear: Weve invested in our children. Now Im asking you to let me invest in yours. Ive led City Council committees, neighborhood associations, PTAs, school advisory councils and my own business. I work by creating e ective relationships with people from all walks of lifeand I never give up. Jacksonvilles economic growth depends on what we do now to strengthen our neighborhood and magnet schools. Now is the time to break through barriers to our school systems success. My priorities as your school board member will be to ramp up technology and communication, maximize district e ciency, tighten student discipline, preserve the arts and extracurricular activities, and fortify academic and vocational opportunities in all of our schools. We are one school district away from being a great city. Abraham Lincoln said Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall nd the way. While he made it sound easy, he knewand we knowthat change requires leadership. I am a proven leader who will ght for all of our childrenJacksonvilles children. I humbly ask for your vote for Duval County School Board, District 3. Visit www.putkids1st.com. Ashley Smith Juarez, Candidate for School Board, District 3 I am running for School Board because I am a lifelong educator dedicated to doing what is best for Jacksonvilles children. Our students and our city deserve excellent schools. I will use my experience as a classroom teacher, student mentor, athletic coach, dropout prevention specialist and director of an education reform foundation to deliver a top-notch school system for our children and our community. First-rate public schools are the key component to a better quality of life for every Jacksonville resident. Jacksonville has waited too long for the schools to improve. The time the stand point of its customers: students, parents and tax payers. Lori made her mark as Director of Christian Education and Childrens Ministry at Lakewood United Methodist Church, as well as a multimillion dollar producer in real estate (Magnolia Properties). Lori and her husband, Scott, are both lifelong residents of Jacksonville and have been married for 23 years. All four of their children attend or have graduated from Duval County Public Schools. Lori graduated from Episcopal and Stetson University. It is time to cut bureaucratic waste. We must restore teacher authority and reinforce the student code of conduct. Sports programs and the arts need to be strong in all our schools. I will stand up for our students by standing up to special interests. Jon Heymann, Candidate for School Board, District 7 Our Duval County school system has reached a watershed moment in which we have an opportunity to make a massive positive di erence that will impact education for decades to come. Our business community, teachers, parents and most importantly our kids rightfully demand change. Named a Transformational Leader by Stanford University, I am prepared to take that approach to the leadership of our public school system. This election provides us an opportunity to begin that process and Im eager to use my 30 years of educational leadership experience to bring about that transformation. My personal journey began as an orphan in the Childrens Asylum of Athens, Greece to being a national leader in the area of dropout prevention. I am a father, grandfather, mentor and the husband of a public school teacher. I have served as CEO of Communities In Schools of Jacksonville for 13 years, an organization that reaches nearly 7,000 at-risk students in 45 local public schools and employs over 500 full and part-time sta and 700 volunteers. I bring a grass roots, boots-on-the-ground perspective to the table. Many in the community, including Sheri John Rutherford, public school teachers, professional athletes and Chamber members support my campaign because they believe I am the only candidate able to lead the district to excellence. Education is my commitment, my calling and my career. for better schools is now. I will make sure our schools and our teachers have the support and accountability needed to provide students with safe, inspiring and focused learning environments. My extensive education experience, leadership and determination are what Jacksonville needs to provide an excellent education for every child while maintaining scal responsibility. To learn more about my plan for Better Schools Now, please visit the campaign website at www. ashleysmithjuarez.com. Vote Ashley Smith Juarez for School Board on August 14. Jason Fisher, Candidate for School Board, District 7 I love Jacksonville. This is where I was born and raised, ands I am proud to be able to raise my family here. I am a businessman with CSX Transportation. Prior to joining CSX, I was an engineer with the U.S. Navy. As a businessman and engineer, I believe that I can provide the leadership necessary to transform our schools from failure into success. I have the business acumen necessary to get our nancial house in order. I have the problem solving skills necessary to tackle tough issues. I am dedicated to public service and I will make sure that our school system focuses more on educating our children than it does on payouts for adults. As a common sense conservative, I am guided by three core principles: individual liberty, personal responsibility and the free enterprise system. I will not accept our schools being ranked 50th in the state. I will hold the bureaucrats accountable and we will x our broken school system. I will expand free enterprise solutions like charter schools and voucher programs. I will keep our taxes low. I will enforce teacher merit pay and I will stop the unions from controlling the whole process. Lets take back our education system on August 14. Vote Jason Fischer for School Board! Lori Harrell Hershey, Candidate for School Board, District 7 Lori Hershey knows how to x tough problems. For 17 years she has volunteered and served on: Parent Teacher Associations, School Advisory Committees and Booster Boards. She also served on Duval County School Boards School Safety and Security Advisory Committee (2006-2007). She sees the school system from Meet your local candidates in the upcoming Primary ElectionCandidate Statements cont. on pg. 9Voter ResponsibilitiesFamiliarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues. Maintain with the Supervisor of Elections a current address. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation. Bring proper identi cation to the polling station. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct. Treat precinct workers with courtesy. Respect the privacy of other voters. Report any problems or violation of election laws to the Supervisor of Elections. Ask questions, if needed. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 AN INDEPENDENT VOICE forJUSTICE FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE, GROUP 29 VOTE AUGUST 14 P: (904) 359-0011 E: Al@BarlowforJudge.com www.BarlowforJudge.com facebook.com/AlBarlow2012 DUVAL, CLAY & NASSAU COUNTIES Election 2012Candidate Statements cont. on pg. 18 Candidate Statements cont. from pg. 8Frank Swanson, Candidate for School Board, District 7 Hello, my name is Frank Swanson and I want to be your next School Board Member! I have lived in District 7 all of my life and went to school here, as do my children. After graduation from Wolfson High, I earned a B.S. in geology from the University of Florida. I have attended the Church of Our Saviour in Mandarin for 44 years. So, you can understand the passion I have for my hometown neighborhood and its future. I have been a geologist for 22 years, working in both the private and public sectors, including city and state government. Then, I brought my real-world experience to the classroom with satisfying results. Now, I see the chance to have an even greater impact at the classroom level from the board room, via focused science initiatives. We simply must put more stress on science and math education for our kids to be globally competitive. Currently teaching in the district for nearly six years, I see that the status quo is not working. Our children are not being a orded all the success they deserve. We all can do better: students, teachers, parents, principals, district personnel and School Board members alike. Teaching has given me a very enlightening perspective on the school system. Becoming a board member will o er a vastly di erent viewpoint and help me work with other members to nd some answers to questionsand some solutions to problems. John Turner, Candidate for School Board, District 7 I am a true conservative. I have participated in school board meetings for the last six years in the behalf of students, teachers and taxpayers. I understand the strengths and weaknesses of our school board and have a reorganization plan to x our public school system. As your school board member I will insist on transparency and accountability from the new superintendent and his sta I will call for an extensive audit of the $1.6 billion budget to expose waste, fraud and abuse. I will put an end to the illegal overcrowding of Mandarin High and Twin Lakes Academy Elementary. I will support our teachers in removing disruptive students from the classroom. As a retired U.S. Navy chief hospital corpsman, I have the leadership and managerial skills to get the job done. However, none of those things will happen unless I am elected to the school board. As a true conservative, I am at a disadvantage in raising campaign funds. Due to personal ethics, I refuse to take money/endorsements from business groups and/ or organizations that nancially pro t from the failure of our public schools. Which means my campaign will not be widely advertised nor will I get favorable press from the liberal media. So, if you are ready to put a true conservative on the school board I will not only need your vote but ask you please spread the word: The right vote is for Turner. Ruth Hepler, Candidate for County Court Judge Group 12 Experience countsand with 21 years of law practice behind me, Im by far the most experienced candidate for County Court Judge. My current practice at Sullivan and Hepler involves Social Security disability claims and criminal defense, but Ive also handled family law, adoptions, juvenile delinquency and dependency, and civil litigation. Ive owned my own solo law practice, Ive worked for the Public Defenders O ce and now I practice with another lawyer. I serve on the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases and I participate in Legal Aids pro bono program. Im a charter member of the San Marco Rotary Club and Im active in the Jax Chamber, the Women Business Owners of North Florida and many other community organizations. My husband Carey and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary in June, and weve been blessed with three teenage daughters, the youngest of whom we adopted from China in 2001. We started a small business called Hepler Bros. LLC in 2010. The breadth and depth of my experiences give me the well-rounded background necessary to make wise, thoughtful, and fair judgments. My platform is Common Sense Justice, which means taking the time to handle each case individually and respecting the dignity of all people. I ask for your vote so that I can use my talents to serve the people of Duval County with integrity and distinction. To nd out more, go to http://HeplerForJudge.com. Michelle Kalil, Candidate for County Court Judge Group 12 I am a Mandarin resident running for county judge because I want to use my legal and life experiences to serve and improve the community in which I am raising my family and where my family has called home for three generations. I graduated Wolfson High and began my public service as a division chief for our Public Defenders O ce after graduating from the University of Floridas Law School. During more than 12 years in the Public Defenders O ce, I had the opportunity to supervise and mentor many attorneys and led more than 50 jury trials. My legal experience includes all types of criminal and civil litigation. I own my own law rm located in San Marco. I have served the community through volunteer work with local nonpro t organizations such as Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and the Sulzbacher Homeless Center. In fact, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named me one of the citys Up and Coming Community Leaders. My husband Darin and I are raising our three-yearold son in Mandarin. As your county judge, I will listen carefully to those who appear in my court. I will listen without bias, treat all people fairly and make decisions grounded in the law and facts while tempered with common sense. My campaign has been endorsed by many community leaders, including Sheri Rutherford, because he and others know that I have the strong legal background, leadership skills, principles and commitment to service that our city needs. I would appreciate your vote on August 14. Rhonda Peoples-Waters, Candidate for County Court Judge Group 12 As your next County Court judge, I will follow the law and make sure that it is applied fairly to all. I have practiced law for 13 years in Jacksonville and established a diverse civil and criminal legal background. I served as the Division Chief for the Repeat O ender Courts at the Public Defenders O ce and tried over 45 jury trials. Since then, I have successfully operated my own private law rm for several years where I have gained expertise in the areas of family, personal injury and small claims law. I have earned a reputation for hard work and professionalism. I will serve you not only on the bench but will, as I have done for many years, continue to work hard in our community to provide leadership and justice. As a single mother and small business owner, I have continuously shown my commitment to Jacksonville having served as the chair of the Transparency and Open Government committee on the Jacksonville Ethics Commission, the president of the D.W. Perkins Bar Association, a member of the board of directors of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, PTA president of Tolbert/ Daniels Elementary School and a member of the mayors legal transition team. The hard work of our campaign has earned us the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police and over 6000 local citizens who signed petitions successfully qualifying us on the ballot. When making your decision for County Court Judge, please vote for a proven leader, Rhonda Peoples-Waters. www. peoples4judge.com.Melina E. Buncome, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 1Melina Buncome is from St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. She is the mother of two young adults, both currently enrolled in colleges in Florida. Teaches Sunday school and is a greeter at Southpoint Community Church. Ms. Buncome graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands with a Bachelor of Arts Degreemajor Political Scienceminor in Psychology. She has an AA from El Centro Junior College, obtained her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1993. Ms. Buncome started with the Public Defenders O ce in Broward County, Florida; she later went into private practice but felt the need to return to public service. She started with the Public Defenders O ce in Jacksonville (PDOJAX), Florida in 1997. For 14 years, she has held the following positions at the PDOJAX in: juvenile, repeat o ender, special defense, senior division chief and capital crimes attorney. Ms. Melina Buncome is the rst African-American female to hold the position of Capital Crimes Attorney in the Duval County Public Defenders O ce. She has mentored and supervised attorneys, handled misdemeanor to rst-degree murder charges and have had over 70 jury trials. Ms. Buncome has been involved with the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council as a troop leader, vocal booster club member for LaVilla School of the Arts and Paxon Senior High, football booster club member at Wolfson High School and First Coast High School and PTA member. Please visit www.buncomeforjudge.org to learn about her commitment to justice for all. Brian Davis, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 1 Did not respond. Donald B. Mairs, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 1 My personal and professional experiences have prepared me for the awesome responsibility that comes with being a judge. A 40 year resident of Jacksonville, I began working at 14 and graduated from Terry Parker and FSU. I began my career at the Public Defenders O ce, where I tried some of the most serious criminal cases. I then worked at the Bedell Firm, becoming a partner and in 2007, began the Mairs Law Firm where I represent clients in state and federal court charged with o enses ranging from violent crimes to complex nancial crimes. I am a Board Certi ed Criminal Trial Lawyer (the highest level of recognition the Florida Bar o ers for lawyers practicing in a specialized area) and an AV rated attorney (the highest rating given by the most prestigious attorney rating organization). I am a married father of four children and passionate about Habitat for Humanity (served on board and as president). During my more than 23 years as a lawyer, I have learned the importance of sound judgment, respectful temperament and rm application of the law, characteristics I will emulate when elected to serve my community as a circuit court judge. Greg Messore, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 1 Did not respond.Gerald R. Wilkerson, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 1Did not respond. Alvin Wellington Barlow, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 29 Im Alvin Wellington Barlow and I would really appreciate your vote to help me become the next Circuit Judge for Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties! I am a life resident of Jacksonville, happily married for 24 years, a father and grand-father. I have B.A. (83) and J.D. (85) degrees from the University of Florida and hold membership with the Florida Bar since 1986 and the Georgia Bar since 1994. I have prosecuted in the State Attorneys O ce and defended as an Assistant Public Defender. With over 26 years litigating criminal and civil law, I am the most quali ed and best suited candidate for this o ce. Please 2012 Election Dates Polls Open 7 AM 7 PMPrimary Election: August 14, 2012 (Register by July 16, 2012) General Election: November 6, 2012 (Register by October 9, 2012)

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St. Johns(904) 429-0290World Golf VillageOpening August 2012www.atlasphysicaltherapy.comMandarin ( 904 ) 292-0195 If you experience any of these symptoms, ask your doctor for a referral to Atlas Physical Therapy. Have you ever leaked (even a little) urine? Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) recently developed and launched its own iBook that can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store. iBooks is an e-book application developed by Apple that allows individuals to download books to read on their Apple iPad. DCPS is the rst known K-12 institution to utilize this resource and o er this tool to parents, students and the community. The iBook was created in correlation with the districts If you think the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest Virginia are populated with rural hillbillies, think again. This corner of the state radiates around a modern metropolitan city, Roanoke, known for its advanced healthcare and the surrounding slew of colleges, museums and small towns. Virginias Blue Ridge epitomizes the 43year-old slogan, Virginia is for Lovers, by encouraging couples, as well as individuals, families and groups to live out their passions for history, heritage, music, food and all the things that make life meaningful. The bucolic hills, valleys and streams call to artisans of all types and a visit is Virginias Blue Ridge a beautiful delightBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.commost pleasant. Roanoke, the Star City of the South, boasts a revitalized and vibrant downtown. Much of the energy resonates from the bustling farmers market, which ironically is the oldest and longest running in Virginia. Farmers o er local produce and handmade goods to customers seven days a week and shoppers stroll upscale boutique shops and dine at nonchain restaurants and bars. The eye-catching new Taubman Museum of Art looks like a sleek Frank Gehry building youd nd in New York. Inside it brims with colorful multi-media works. Down the street, the Virginia Museum of Transportation highlights the citys connection with railroads. My favorite museum was the O. Winston Link, an assemblage of photographs by the masterful shooter who was enamored with trains. His lighting Overlooking the Roanoke Valley.techniques were decades ahead of current wireless ash systems and are must-see for photo enthusiasts and anyone reminiscent for railroadings glory days. A car trip along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway leads to outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping and shing. The overlooks are especially glorious in the fall and spring. Shimmering Smith Mountain Lake, a 20,000-acre body of water with 500 miles of shoreline, hosts numerous festivals, boat shows and shing tournaments. National Parks rarely disappoint travelers with their combined presence of history and outstanding natural settings. Franklin Countys Booker T. Washington National Monument is no exception. A rst rate introductory movie painlessly educates visitors about the man and the rural setting, which includes farm animals, engages children. Bluegrass, country music and dance breathe from the hills and are an integral rib of the community. Explore the Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail and hear performances in venues every day of the week. Check out the Blue Ridge Institute for authentic crafts, living history workshops, hands-on learning, and yes, displays on moonshining. If you have teens considering an out-of-state college, a trip to Virginia will introduce a plethora of ne choices. Driving from Jacksonville takes about nine to 10 hours, so is best split over two days; perhaps include a side trip to Duval County Public Schools launches iBook2012 Published Poets contest. The interactive iBook contains more than 40 original poems and dozens of artwork images created by Duval County Public Schools students. In addition, this iBook contains video messages from the Deputy Superintendent and School Board member Martha Barrett. With the development of the iBook, anyone, anywhere can download the iBook onto their computer or iPad and share it with everyone. In previous years, the submissions from this contest were printed in a black and white, hard-back book and distributed to the parents of the students whose work was included, with each family only receiving one book. Now, the iBook enhances the publication by displaying the poems and images in full, sharp-pixel color. Students can share this accomplishment with family and friends across the world. What are the requirements to use the new book? You can use iBooks on iPad with iOS 4 or later; An iTunes Store account is required to download books from the iBookstore; Also available outside the iBookstore to iBooks, must be manually synced to your device using iTunes 9.2 or later If you do not have access to iTunes, a copy of all of the poems from the 2012 Published Poets contest can be found on the Duval County Public Schools website at www.duvalschools.org. We are excited to be a school district that is at the forefront of innovative technology that provides never-before-used means to improve the opportunities presented to our students, said Superintendent Pratt-Dannals. With each generation of students becoming more technologically advanced at younger ages, it is important that we stay uent in the current advances in technology. As an educational institution, we want to always inspire our students to write and express themselves in a positive way, said DCPS Supervisor of Web and Visual Arts and iBook creator Michael Ahmed. The iBook is a fantastic, relatable tool to encourage them to do that. The book is also being published to the ePub format for download and use by Android and Windows tablet devices. (Some features may not be available like the iBooks video). Duval County Public Schools looks forward to developing more iBooks in the future to showcase the talent and skills of our students. Charleston or Charlotte. Whatever the reason or the season, Virginias Blue Ridge are a national treasure. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919If we take care of the moments, moments, the years years will take care of themselves.~Maria Edgeworth, Irish author

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It had been a long time since I was last there, but for a few summers it had been an important part of my life. I had had the pleasure and ful llment of creating the choreography for Floridas o cial state play, Cross and Sword. Written by Pulitzer prizewinner Paul Green, this symphonic historical drama, combining spectacular costuming and sets, was performed to packed houses six nights a week during July and August. It is set in 1565, the year that King Philip II of Spain sent Captain Pedro Menendez de Aviles to establish a colony in the New World and drive out the French invaders. Despite a struggle against the elements as well as the Timuquan Indians and the French settlers, they nally succeeded in establishing a garrison in St. Augustine. All this was brought to life every Whether your original child support judgment arose from a dissolution of marriage, paternity or another action involving the support of minor children, it may be an appropriate time to seek either an upward or downward modi cation. Many people are unaware that they may be entitled to a modi -Child support modi cation explainedBy Contributing Writer Sara Beth Frazier, Esq.cation according to Section 61.13 of the Florida Statutes upon a substantial change in the circumstances of the parties. Section 61.30 clari es the meaning of a substantial change by de ning it as a di erence of at least $50 between the existing monthly obligation and the newly calculated obligation. With the threshold for modi cation so low, any changes in employment including a promotion or period of unemployment could be considered a substantial change in circumstance. Another potential reason to request a modi cation of child support is related to the amount of visitation or timesharing a parent is currently exercising. Section 61.30 of the Florida Statutes was recently revised and states that the Court should enter child support which varies from the guideline amount whenever any of the children spend a substantial amount of time with either parent. The statute goes on to de ne a substantial amount of time as 20 percent of the overnights per year with either parent. The traditional timesharing schedule of every other weekend may qualify a parent as having a substantial amount of time especially where that parent gains additional nights during holiday and summer breaks. Most all family law attorneys are well equipped with software that can easily calculate the number of overnights a parent has according to their individual timesharing schedules and can easily calculate child support according to the parents respective percentage of overnights and current income. If you or someone you know has had a substantial change in circumstance or has substantial timesharing with their children, please contact a family law attorney to see if now may be an appropriate time to seek a modi- cation of child support. For additional information, please contact sfrazier@ myjaxfamilylaw.com.EncoreSt. Augustine Amphitheatrethen and now!By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville University summer for more than 20 years! Where has it gone? As I walked once again through the beautiful area that makes up the Amphitheatre, I realized what a gem it is and although its focus now is quite di erent, it is still a great place to visit. In fact, one can make an evening of it since the concession area plus additional vendors from around the city are set up to serve snacks. Picnic tables are available or one can take ones snack to ones seat. Coming up in July and August are a variety of concerts. On July 18, 11 and Slightly Stoopid are joining together for what should be a gala evening. On July 27, the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue will perform their signature mix of blue eyed soul, rock, jazz and R&B. The following evening Yes with Procol Harum who is regarded as one of the pioneers of the progressive genre will take over the stage. August will see the Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert presented by Nickelodeon. This music series teaches pre-schoolers about music appreciation. On August 30a very di erent approach! Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill and Pepper, delivering a diverse blend of ska, reggae, punk rock and hip hop, will perform. Concerts continue in September. You can call 471-1965 for more information or you can visit the web at www.StAugAmphitheatre.com. Concert times and ticket prices vary, so you will need to check. The box o ce is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The grounds are also open during these hours, so you can actually check out your seats and enjoy the beautiful outdoor facility presided over by the Lighthouse that personi es the area!Independence Day factsHere are some fun facts to share with your family and friends on the Fourth of July while waiting for the hot dogs to cook on the grill: ree presidents died on July Fourth: omas Je erson and John Adams in 1826, and James Monroe, in 1831. Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on July Fourth, in 1872. e Massachusetts General Court was the rst state legislature to recognize July Fourth as a state celebration, in 1781. e rst recorded use of the name Independence Day occurred in 1791. e U.S. Congress established Independence Day as an unpaid holiday for federal employees in 1870. It became a federal paid holiday in 1931. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldnt your ad be included?886-4919 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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We had just moved to the beach area and they decided they would wait to shop here for their suits, hoping that the choices would be greater than their area department stores. On The Day we went to a specialty store down in St. Augustine that I found to have real womens bathing suits, which includes a full cut suit with a bra inside. One look at Through Student Council fundraising this year, the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School (MJGDS) raised enough money to spon-Local school sponsors child through Dreams Come True organizationBy Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day Schoolsor a nine year old child through Dreams Come True. On Friday, March 25, 2012, a little girl named Diamond Fashion UpdateIts that time of the year.donning the bathing suit!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsthe price and my mother balked and my sister in law quipped back at her telling her that the bathing suits at the local discount store didnt have near enough fabric for their bods! Mother quickly went back into the dressing room and continued trying on. We still laugh about that day; I think my mother still has that $100 suit I bought her in the original tote bag! Any suit reveals a lot about the wearers body, but things on that horizon have gotten better. So now maybe we can talk about our least favorite wardrobe piece a little more calmly. Swimwear manufacturers have nally listened to the consumer; tankinis, top and bottom separates and underwire support is proof of this. Other little things like Lycra and shopping online have taken a lot of sting out of the bathing suit subject too. Here are some suit websites: Beachbliss.com, Canyonbeachwear.com, Lanebryant.com and Everythingbutwater.com. Be creative when shopping for the perfect cover up. Resort wear and pretty sarongs have their place at the spa and hotel facilities. But we natives taking a short jaunt to the neighborhood pool or running over to the local beach need cover ups too! My favorite item to pull on over my black bathing suit is a pair of black athletic wind shorts. They have an elastic waist and a boy cut leg with a longer hem length. Also an easy to do cover up is a short skirt or shorts in denim. Top these with one of the new peasant tops or halters and you are good to go. A black or white eyelet blouse bought one size larger is a great suit pop over. A short peasant dress with an elastic top or tie slips o and on easily, too. The new knit tank or polo dresses are great to use as a cover up and easy to wear. Make sure your look is pulled together. In thumbing through the summer editions of my fashion magazines, the swimwear models are well coi ed for the beach or pool, wearing their hair in some manner that will look good all day whether it be gelled to the max or pulled into a ponytail. Also, they have on earrings; even a simple hoop looks good with good looking sunglasses. Their sandals are cute whether they are in bright colors or metallicthe latest thing being the PVC footwear with beading. But the point here is that they have a look that some thought has been put intofollow suit so to speak! Remember, every swimsuit wearer is her own harshest critic! Just be glad that the 1960s bathing suit is gone with all its bones, trusses and reinforcement! Have fun in the sun this Summer 2012! P.S. Care of Swim Wear is Important! Never wear the same suit every day. Wash in cool water. Dry away from the sun. smiled brighter after she learned that she will be spending seven nights in Orlando at Give Children the World, a 70-acre resort complete with over 140 villa accommodations, entertainment attractions, entertainment attractions, whimsical venues and fun speci cally designed for children with special needs. In addition, she received a three-day park hopper pass to visit the Disney theme parks while in Orlando. MJGDS threw a Disney themed party with decorations and cake and with the help of Dreams Come True, surprised Diamond with these dream gifts. It was a wonderful and meaningful morning for the MJGDS students, Dreams Come True and most importantly, Diamond and her family! Everybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It. 886-4919

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Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeifer and Eva Green. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Okay, But Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) July is Dry Eye Awareness Month and Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons would like to education the community on prevention. Dry eye syndrome is more common than one would think. In fact, dry eye can occur when one of the eyes layers fail to produce the adequate amount of tears. This condition can be caused by multiple factors; however, the primary factors include: Age: As we get older, our eyes naturally produce fewer tears. People who are over the age of 65 are at higher risk for developing dry eye. Gender: Women are at higher risk for developing dry eye, due to hormonal uctuation during pregnancy, oral contraceptives and postmenopause. Medications: Certain medications a ect tear production and may cause dry eye. Medical conditions: Certain health issues that could cause dry eye are arthritis, diabetes, thyroid, as well as other conditions. Environment: If you are exposed to elements, such as wind or smoke, this could a ect your tear production, causing dry eye. If you live in a particularly dry climate, this could also a ect your eyes as well. Computer exposure: If you work in front of a computer, it is essential that you blink often and put eye drops in your This months movie review belongs to the lm Dark Shadows, a comedy-horror lm for teens and adults. The Collins family moves to America in 1752, building their own shing empire o the coast of Maine. Their young son Barnabas, played by Johnny Depp, is raised to rule the kingdom, but along the way he steals and breaks the heart of their maid, Angelique Bouchard, portrayed by Eva Green. Only she is much more than just the local help. A scorned woman can be very dangerous and Angelique is additionally threatening in that she is a witch. Subsequent to her betrayal by Barnabas, she removes her competition and turns him into a vampire, then turns the town of Collinsport against him, having them bury him alive.July is Dry Eye Awareness Month eyes, as they will dry out. Eyewear: It is imperative that you remove your long-term contact lenses. Leaving them in may cause dry eye. Cosmetics: It is so important that cosmetics be removed each day, as eye make-up can block ducts that help to lubricate the eye. Donald Downer, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, This time of year, it is important to wear quality sunglasses that minimize the exposure of sun and wind to your eyes. Just like you would wear sun block to protect your skin, you need to wear UV sunglasses to protect your eyes. He continues, The most common complaints we hear from our patients with dry eye, are that they have irregular vision and they experience problems with tasks that require visual focus: reading, using a computer and driving. Dr. Downer summarizes, Unfortunately, there is no cure for dry eye syndrome, but, depending on severity, treatment options can range from arti cial tears to surgery, in extreme cases. We encourage all patients to have an annual eye exam and to take a proactive approach to obtain and maintain their optimal vision. Be sure to look for the Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Here comes 1972 and Barnabas is freed from his captivity. His familys stature and fortunes have dwindled, as Angeliques seem to have grown. The matriarch of the family is performed by Michele Pfei er, as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. The family is dysfunctional at best, to the point that when Barnabas erupts into their lives it is just natural to allow him to take over. Also, he has a secret that aids in the recovery of their fortune. The current Collins children seem to need some therapy and there is an inhouse doctor as well as the need for a nanny, who resembles the past love in Barnabas life. Is there love in his future and the chance for a normal family life? Hardly, and Angelique is only one of the barricades to such happiness. Director Tim Burton has not done justice to the television show and even his usual ability to nd a loveable character amidst the gruesome and horri c is missing. The portrayal of David Collins by Gulliver McGrath is one of the few bright spots, in addition to the spot that Alice Cooper engages. The music and costumes are enjoyable, but the rest of the movie leaves a lot to be desired. The advertisements led to the feeling this was going to be more of a comedy and less of the gothic darkness of the series. The outcome was more as Mandarin NewsLine886-4919 National Ice Cream DayJuly 18 The third Sunday (or is it sundae?) of National Ice Cream Month, proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 if Tim Burton could not decide which movie he was doing and directed the actors in the same manner, as the acting by all of these ne actors seemed just as confused. The blood and gore did not make it more dramatic, nor did the far from romantic liaisons between Barnabas and Angelique. I really could have waited for the cable release. Lisa Harris Love Your Hair Call NOW!my specialty is making you look your best!334 6888Located inside Anthonys Salon 10092 San Jose Blvd. Two Services Your choice! Cut & Style, Color or Highlights $25 OFF!Expires July 31, 2012 www.hairbylisaharris.com

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Yet studies show the number of feline veterinary visits is declining steadily each year. For example, a recent industry survey revealed that compared with dogs, almost three times as many cats hadnt received veterinary care in the past year. The disparity may be related to common myths about cat health, such as: Cats are naturally healthier Calling all future engineers!engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world! Engineering for Kids uses hands-on projects to demonstrate a variety of engineering concepts. These projects encourage students to use di erent levels of critical thinking skills and creative problem solving skills. Just as important, the students have fun while learning. Pelger, who has worked as a human resources professional in the corporate world for the past 12 years, is uniquely quali- ed to run this new franchise. Throughout her career, she has been involved in the facilitation and development of training programs and she appreciates the possibilities discovered from group interaction and learning. Pelger received her MBA from Jacksonville University. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from the University of North Florida. Pelger focuses on shared learning opportunities and enjoys hands-on and interactive activities. Engineering has a creative aspect which immediately piqued her curiosity. By dreaming up imaginative, practical solutions, engineers are changing the world all the time and Pelger is excited to introduce Engineering for Kids to North Florida. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Common myths about catsBy Contributing Writer Dr. Ann Silverness, DVM, CCRT, Mandarin Landing Animal Hospital and Pet Resortand more problem-free than dogs Feline health problems come from outside and dont a ect indoor cats Cats will display visible signs of illness like dogs do [Excerpt from the national campaign Have we seen your cat lately?, an awareness program sponsored by a prominent veterinary supply distributor.] The truth is, cats need regular veterinary care, including semi-annual exams and vaccinations, just like dogs do. And because they are naturally adept at hiding signs of illness, annual exams are especially important for early diagnosis of health problems. Cats have as much periodontal and endodontal issues as dogs do. Cats have even higher rates of acquired kidney disease than dogs do and should be screened for as early as four years of age. Cats can have signi cant cardiac disease with minimal to no outward clinical symptoms. Vomiting is actually extremely di cult for a cat as their esophageal muscles cannot be controlled voluntarily like a dog or human. Any true vomiting in a cat is serious and should be investigated. Obesity is plaguing our pet population along with their human caretakers. Obesity is a serious risk factor for diabetes, liver disease, chronic in ammatory conditions, heart disease and cancer. Veterinarians understand how stressful bringing in a cat to the vet hospital can be. That is why cat conscious practices strive to be as cat friendly as they can. Some even have a separate entrance and waiting room for cats and dogs. Having set appointments on time, keeping the pet in the presence of the owner and handling very gently are additional ways to minimize in clinic stress. Anxiety reducing products such as Felaway Spray spritzed in the transport carrier prior to transport and/or a blanket to hide under are also good ways to minimize stress. For additional information, please contact drsilverness@ mandarinlandingah.com to the Mandarin Community Club property for a visit to the historic Mandarin Store and Post O ce. This store was the heart of the community from 1911until 1964 when it closed. It is the place where residents bought their groceries and gas, picked up their mail and caught up on the latest gossip. This Mandarin landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The last stop is next door at the Mandarin Community Club building, built in 1872 with the help of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Besides a tour of the historic building, the students get to play some old fashioned games. The tour usually lasts two hours with 30 minutes at each location. Please call the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth. net for more information or to schedule your group for a trip back in time when Mandarin was a sleepy little village.School tours cont. from pg. 1 Boy Scout Troop 473 from St. Josephs Catholic Church selected Walter Jones Historical Park as the bene ciary of a service project to the community. The boys and their dads pulled vines out of trees, picked up dead limbs and removed invasive plants from the property.Scouts serve community by cleaning historical park Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News GOVERNORSGOLD SEAL AWARD Give Your Loved Ones Golden Careriver garden hebrew homeAvailable 7 days a week Half days available 2002-2004 2004-2006 2006-2008 2008-2010 2010-2012 CALL TODAY! (904)288-7851 11401 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258ADULTDAY@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church Guardian Lutheran Church(LCMS)(Meeting at the Mandarin Community Club) 12447 Mandarin Road 288-5545 Worship Services: Sunday 9:30 am Bible Study: Sunday 10:45 am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 pm H H H H a r d d d d a g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n s F F F u n e r a l l l l H H H o m e o f f f f M M M a n d d d d a r i i i n n 9 0 4 2 8 8 0 0 2 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES That awkward moment when... My 13 year old sons Facebook friends sure do love this lead in to a funny or embarrassing story. It goes like this: That awkward moment when a stranger at the movies tells you and your brother you make a cute couple. *facepalm* That awkward moment when you realize youre chewing on a borrowed pen. That awkward moment when you ask when shes due but nd out shes not pregnant. That awkward moment... is funny, although a bit overused, because we can all relate to doing something stupid and then trying to gure out how to make it right. Do we man up and apologize, laugh it o or pretend like we didnt say it? I love to laugh. Believe me when I say I am not one to over-analyze jokes or Facebook posts. But I did start thinking... wheres the line between laughing and disrespecting? As weve ventured into life with teens, Id have to say most of it is very familiar territory. Im teaching my son to honor and respect people. But, honestly, I have some of the same struggles he does! My sophisticated sallies are still at someone elses expense and I often speak before I think. That awkward moment when you correct your son for disrespect but your own voice is dripping with sarcasm. When children are young, they see parents as their heroes. They look up to us because we love and care for themand because were taller than they are. I dont think our teens stop looking up to us. I think they see through the thin veneer of perfection we sometimes apply to our lives and start living more like weve modeled all along. So where is that line between laughing and disrespecting? Making a joke at anothers expense is crossing the line. Luke 6:31 teaches, Do to others as youd have them do to you. Thats pretty straightforward. No extensive discussions on bullying necessary. Just be On the rst Wednesday of every month, something magical happens to downtown Jacksonville when Downtown Vision, Inc. presents its monthly First Wednesday Art Walk. We invite you to capture the citys spirit and join Shalom Jacksonville on Wednesday, August 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m. for this ultimate opportunity to savor and discover the excitement of Downtown Jacksonville. The event spans a 15-block radius within the downtown core. Forty galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses and an open-air arts and crafts and entertainment fair in Hamming Plaza o er everyone a complete cultural experience. Music and art are everywhere as you walk to your destinations. You can enjoy free entry to MOCA Jacksonville (Museum of Contemporary Art) as well as all other art galleries. The streets are lled with people singing, dancing, eating or buying handmade items from local vendors. Its the kind of excitement you dont expect to see in Jacksonville. Yet, it happens once a month. It is so energizing that you want to take it all in and capture everything our city o ers. For those interested in riding the Skyway Express, we will leave at 5:45 p.m. from the King Street Station to Hemming Plaza and then meet others at 6:15 p.m. at the bookstore entrance of the Main Library lobby on Laura Street. From there we will get instructions for our downtown photo scavenger hunt. There will be plenty of free time to browse, eat and just enjoy Please join Crown Point Baptist Church for Vacation Bible School Amazing Wonders from July 30 through August 3 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the church located at 10153 Old St. Augustine Road. Children ages three years through eighth grade will enjoy exciting travel adventures, bible stories and lessons, recreation, music, crafts, food and so much fun! Please call 262-9743 for additional information or questions. Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation? This informal lunch group sponsored by JFCS is for individuals caught in the middle of caring for children (or grandchildren) and elderly parents. Come join us on Tuesday, July 17 at 12:00 noon, at Village Bread Caf on San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. Meet other caregivers and share ideas and stress reducing tips with each other. Purchase your own club sandwich or other lunch selection and receive a free co ee and dessert courtesy of the Senior Solutions sta at JFCS. Space is limited so please RSVP by July 12, by calling 394-5722 or 394-5777. Lifetree Caf serves up stimulating conversations on interesting topics and is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: Tuesday, July 3: Class Warfare; Wednesday, July 11: A Reason to Live; Wednesday, July 18: If only Living with Regret; and Wednesday, July 25: Financial Freedom. Admission is free. Find out about topics, times and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Check us out at www. LifetreeCafe.com. Crown Point Baptist Church will hold a basketball and cheerleading clinic for children from kindergarten through eighth grade on Thursday, July 12 and Friday July 13, both days from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Saturday parents are invited to join us for a picnic from 11:00 a.m. until noon. The clinics will be held at Crown Point Baptist Church in Mandarin located at 10153 Old St. Augustine Road. We are partnering with Kernan Rd. Baptist Church to bring these awesome events to kids in our community. For additional information or to register, please call 262-9743. Experience Art Walk & photo scavenger huntBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Coordinator, Shalom Jacksonvillethe energy. You cant get lost because there are Downtown Ambassadors in orange shirts to guide you. Ride with us on the Skyway Express or drive yourself. The Skyway Express and downtown parking are free after 6:00 p.m. as well as parking at Clay and Adams Street garage. Feel free to call Shalom Jax for more information. Should it rain, the event will be rescheduled. For more information, please call Isabel Balotin, 4485000 x 206 or shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org. It doesnt matter how long youve lived in Jacksonville, you are welcome to join us. The Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville is the o cial Jewish welcome wagon of Northeast Florida and is sponsored by Florida Blue.Purposeful ParentingThat awkward moment...By Allie Olsenrespectful. Distasteful joking is crossing the line. No, its not something teens do. Its something immature people do and our role as parents is to teach respect. Laughing o bad behavior is crossing the line. Yeah, its embarrassing to admit you acted like a jerk. But its a mark of maturity to apologize and carry on. If youve been married long enough to have children, youve certainly o ended your spouse. Think of what a blessing it will be to your future daughter-in-law if your son learns now to recognize his mistake, apologize and change! A strong leader leads by example. And a good parent loves their children enough to teach them to do the hard thingto do whats right. Heres to many more laughs and no more of these: That awkward moment when your parent friends you on Facebook. Lets teach our children to live in such a way that they have nothing to hide. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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This good ght was nally won when I drafted a Florida Constitutional Amendment to guarantee our rights to elect circuit and county court judges in 1998. The amendment made it on the 2000 ballot, was voted into law in every circuit and county in this state and is now Florida law. Electing me will secure Equal Justice For All! Weve already made election history by being the very rst circuit candidate to make the ballot by collecting the required 6,988 petitions. Your Barlow vote on August 14, 2012 will help us make history again! Mark Borello, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 29 My name is Mark Borello and I am a candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Group 29. I have been proud to be a Mandarin resident since 1989. Many of you know me as Coach Borello or Coach Mark, as I have coached hundreds of kids from Mandarin since 1997; but in my professional career, I have served our community as an Assistant State Attorney for over 25 years, becoming one of the top prosecutors in North Florida, and the Director of Circuit Court in the State Attorneys O ce. My wife Jackie and I have been married for 23 years, we have four children and we are active members of St. Josephs. I have the endorsement of the police and re ghters, as well as Sheri John Rutherford, State Attorney Angela Corey, Mandarin City Council representative Matt Schellenberg, former City Council President Jack Webb, incoming Jacksonville City Council President Bill Bishop, and numerous other elected o cials and leaders from the business and legal communities. We need judges who will be fair, hard working and share your love of family, faith and community. We also need judges who will protect and uphold the constitution, not legislate from the bench. Please go to our website www.Borelloforjudge.com. More importantly perhaps, ask people you know in the legal community about the two candidates in this race. I am con dent you will agree the choice is clear and I hope you will support me, Mark Borello, for Circuit Court Judge. Suzanne Bass, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 34 Suzanne Bass is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney with more than 30 years of state and federal courtroom experience as both a former prosecutor and public defender. She is a Florida Supreme Court-certi ed Circuit and Family Mediator and is a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She is an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. She earned her JD from the University of Richmond and her BA from Emory University. Suzanne is admitted to practice in Florida, Virginia, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Her areas of legal practice include administrative, adoption, criminal, family, federal, juvenile and wills/estates. Suzannes career litigation experiences are balanced. She has represented diverse clientele, runs her own practice and is a devoted community leader. She is a three-time nominee for Judicial Appointment by the 4th Judicial Circuit of Floridas Judicial Nomination Commission. She is listed in Martindale-Hubbells Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Suzanne is member of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Florida Family Inn of Court, Jacksonville Bar, D.W. Perkins Bar, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and San Marco Rotary Club. Suzanne recently celebrated her 19th wedding anniversary to husband Fred. They have one daughter, Helen, who will begin college this fall. The Bass family attends Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and resides in Jacksonville, Florida. John Merrett, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge Group 34 Did not respond. Bob Black, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 I am running for District 4 U.S. House because I am concerned for our grandchildren. Our incumbent has voted to fund all of the Obama Administration programs. He has failed to tackle the tough problems with entitlements. His vote on HR 4310 has given the Executive branch the authority to lock up any citizen inde nitely on suspicion of terrorism, no lawyer, no appeal. I am a member of: Mandarin United Methodist Church, Fair Tax Education Association, American Chemical Society, NRA, First Coast Tea Party and not a politician. I have been a U.S. Air Force o cer, corporate Candidate Statements cont. on pg. 19Candidate Statements cont. from pg. 9

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Help WantedPonte Vedra Chiropractic is interviewing happy people that can treat our patients like royalty, do three things at once and keep smiling. Part-time position M-F 3 8 PM. Please call Lesley at 285-ACHE(2243). Call between 10 11 AM or 3 4 PM. 121 Financial Credit Union is seeking sales and team-oriented individuals to join our organization. We are currently hiring for the following positions at various locations. We offer competitive bene ts including 401K. Download our application at https://121fcu.org/careers. Send your application and resume to hr@121fcu.org or fax to 904-722-6643. EOE Senior Tellers Lead Teller Call Center Representative Needed an experienced tree climber. Call Mitch @ 703-5040 Wolfson Childrens Hospital is looking for Experienced Pediatric Nurses for the Peds Resource Team Accepts assignments daily (as frequently as every 4 hours) to all Wolfson nursing units as needed. 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I have a BS in chemistry, an MS in electrical engineering, an MBA in nance and 16 patents. I will vote against any further extension of the debt ceiling until a plan has passed Congress and signed by the President to eliminate further debts and pay back our current debt. I will vote for elimination of all of the federal government programs that impact on individuals including the income tax. My slogan is: Get us in the Black with Black. My goal is the federal government out of our lives and America restored to the vision of the founders. Free market capitalism and the Constitution are the solutions; government is the problem. The campaign website, bobblackdistrict4.com, describes my background in more detail and my speci c proposals going forward. Every voter should demand speci c proposals. Ander Crenshaw, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 Did not respond. Deborah Pueschel, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 4 This is the 200th Anniversary War of 1812 where the British landed on the banks of the port town of Bladensburg and marched into Washington, D.C. On those banks, I played as a child and never dreamed that our country would be in peril as is today. Despite this, we are still the greatest nation on earth; however, we must be diligent to preserve our nation and founding principles. My American dream was spectacular, eldest of 11 children through determination and persistence became one of the rst female air tra c controllers raising to a rank equivalent to a Navy Commander before I was 30 without a college degree. I am seeking U.S. House of Representatives District 4 for the past not to have died in vain and current and future generations not to be placed in chains of debt and regulations. Our security and liberty is not to be compromised by the military downsizing and penalizing their service. Our crisis did not happen overnight and will take time, at least two generations, to resolve. Our economical recovery begins with energy utilizing all our nature resources for home and exporting to pay o the debt and establishment of Roth Security Accounts beginning at birth from other sources instead of earned income will secure the future generations and streamlining into a Fair Tax System. For more information: questforamerica.com. Aaron Bean, Republican Candidate for Florida State Senate, District 4 I am Aaron Bean, a former mayor, state representative, bank president and now small business owner. I ask for your vote and support for the Florida Senate. If elected, I will focus on providing the straightforward leadership and conservative policies that our residents and communities need. As a lifelong Republican and conservative, free enterprise businessman, I believe that we must take a regional approach, a First Coast regional approach, to make Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and Clay County the rst place for businesses to do business in Florida. By eliminating wasteful spending and regulatory burdens, businesses can do what they do best invest, innovate and employ! Our community deserves the best! I also wholeheartedly support the education priorities of Jeb Bush, giving parents more choices so that our children will have a bright academic future. But for those not going to college, I will work towards creating a vocational track to give employment skills to students ready to enter the workforce. I am proud to be endorsed by former Governor Jeb Bush, Chief Financial O cer Je Atwater, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, Senators John Thrasher and Steve Wise, former Chair of Duval Republican Party and former Chair of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Mike Hightower, former Jacksonville Jaguar Tony Boselli, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Medical Association. We would be honored to have you join us on the Bean Team. Thank you for your consideration on August 14 for Aaron Bean for Florida Senate District 4!Michael Bruce Weinstein, Republican Candidate for Florida State Senate, District 4It is time to get Floridas economy moving again. My vision for our state is one of prosperity and freedom. I will bring common sense, courage and conservative values to the senate oor. I am pro-life, protraditional marriage, pro-second amendment and pro-economic growth. As chief nancial o cer for Jacksonville and executive director of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, I helped bring hundreds of millions of dollars in private capital investment and tens of thousands of jobs to Northeast Florida. During that time, I met with CEOs of private companies to bring jobs to our area. I know what it takes to be competitive in the 21st century workplace. As president and CEO of the 2005 Super Bowl committee, I was responsible for developing the citys successful 2005 Super Bowl. My 30 years of nancial and management experience have been dedicated to making Northeast Florida a safe environment and an attractive place to do business. My economic plan will cut spending, keep taxes low and reduce regulation. My highest priority is to bring stable, high-wage jobs into Florida. Together we can get Northeast Florida back on track. We have a bright future ahead of us. 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Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Although school is out for summer break, Mustang athletes are training tirelessly to prepare themselves for the upcoming seasons. Cross country and lacrosse players sweat through their workouts in the summer heat and show tremendous dedication to their teams. Both boys and girls cross country teams condition over the summer in a variety of venues in Jacksonville. The girls team has been conditioning regularly, running the bridges downtown on Thursdays and meeting at Mandarin High School on Fridays to run as well. Mixing training with a little bit of added fun, they often go for ice cream after their runs over the bridges which encourages the players and maintains a strong bond between the team. The boys cross country team runs through the Bartram Park Trails as well as meets at MHS Sports RoundupBy Contributing Writer Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentthe Mandarin High pool for a di erent take on conditioning with a little bit of cross training. This training and hard work will pay o for the Mustangs as they enter their upcoming season. Not only are they motivated to run on conditioning days, but most runners will also participate in the North Georgia Distance Runners Camp from July 8 through 13. There, they will run around the North Georgia mountains, Chattahoochee National Forest and the Unicoi State Park. The camp provides training for the athletes and will also prove to be a valuable team bonding experience. According to rising senior Olivia Martins, We do a lot of team bonding which makes us a family because we realize how great our team is physically and spiritually. The Mustangs are excited about their next season and look to build on their success that has been evident in previous years. The lacrosse team has also been diligently working out and playing in a summer league in order to stay in shape and increase team bonding. After coming o of a fantastic season nishing as district runner-up, the Mustangs look to continue their progress. Both boys and girls teams work in the o season either by playing in the summer lacrosse league or keeping t by playing other sports. This hard work is expected to show during their next season and push them to new heights of excellence. Expectations are set high as commented on by boys Head Coach Janine Brand, Our goal as a team is to win 12 or more games and maybe even win our district. The boys are preparing themselves to accomplish their future goals and will continue to set the bar high in order to better themselves and the team. Despite Beryl coming early to northeast Florida we are still in drought, unlikely as it may seem. We have also experienced very heavy summer rains, but these cannot necessarily be relied upon to solve the problem. For up-to-date information check out http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?FL,SE Temperatures have been soaring into the 90s and we have the perennial chore of keeping our turf green and warding o bugs and diseases at the same time. It all comes down to monitoring and adjusting our tactics accordingly. If you dont over water, do watch out for pests and diseases and dont use nitrogen fertilizer until fall, you stand a better chance GardeningSummer time and the livin should be easyBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASof succeeding. In the heat we should really take our time. Work in the cooler hours to hand-pull weeds, and dead-head owers to promote more blooms. Limit pruning to tidying up over-zealous shrubbery and any storm damage. Cruise the vegetable patch to nd insect pests; they always seem to build up in numbers as the summer progresses. Carry a small container of soapy water and just drop them in; no need to spray anything, unless they are completely out of control. Insecticidal soap sprays are the least toxic solution, but check the label. When temperatures are higher than 85 degrees, you may damage your plants. If small caterpillars are a big problem, try BT, which will only a ect caterpillars. Pest control products containing spinosad are e ective against a wider range of insects, including large caterpillars, but need to be used very carefully to avoid harming bees. Read all product labels carefully so you and your family stay safe and you only target the pests, not the bene cial insects that are so helpful in the garden. Although containerized plants can be transplanted almost all year round, it will be easier on them and you if you can wait until the cooler months. If you have a gap that must be lled, why not do so with a plant in a beautiful pot? Admittedly it will have to be watered along with other potted plants, but as long as its not root-bound it should be perfectly ne. You can take your time to decide whether or not it really belongs in the chosen spot. After the spring migration Ive been delighted to see the resident birds new families. With many mature trees in our neighborhood they are not wanting for shelter and nesting places. If you live in a newer property perhaps the birds arent so lucky. If you provide shrubs for shelter, a simple bird bath and feeding station, and maybe a nesting box, they could turn out to be a boon, eating mosquitoes before they eat you and helping out in the kitchen garden by picking o caterpillars. If you intend to make over your yard or ower bed, use the summer to plan. Seed catalogues make great browsing material. Kick back, read something inspiring and dream for a while. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com Its time to kick-o Bike MS season with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapters o cial Kick-O Ride, to be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at TPC Sawgrass. Every year, more than 500 cyclists gather with their teams to dust o their bicycles and kick into training for Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore. This year, the 26th annual Bike MS: PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore ride, the societys largest fundraiser, will take place September 29-30, 2012. The KickO Ride is the perfect time and place to begin training for the 150-mile Bike MS ride. All cyclists 12 years old and over are welcome to challenge themselves at the Kick-O Ride, where they can choose to ride the 25 or 45mile route for a $5 donation bene ting the society. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the ride at 7:30 a.m. at TPC Saw-Cyclists to train at kick-o ride for Bike MSgrass. Snacks, water and sports drinks will be provided by the society. Cyclists and volunteers can register for the ride at http:// bike n.nationalmssociety.org/ or by calling the North Florida Chapter at (904) 332-6810 or by emailing oridaevents@ nmss.org. Please call the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter at 332-6810 for more information about the Kick-O Ride.About the National MS Society, North Florida Chapter: The National MS Society, North Florida Chapter offers programs and services year-round to the18,000 individuals affected by MS in North Florida. Funds raised by annual events such as MuckRuckus MS, Walk MS and Bike MS contribute to the Societys programs and services and cutting-edge MS research. To nd out more about the North Florida Chapter visit nationalMSsociety.org/FLN.

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First responders located the victim face down in the water wearing a lifejacket. These recent fatalities point out why United States Coast Guard and Florida boating authorities consider the class of small boats to be high risk. Boats such as canoes, kayaks, Jon boats and Personal Water Craft (jet skis) get special attention because of their accident rate. Capsizings, sinkings or falls overboard from small boats account for 70 percent of all boating fatalities. Ill discuss PWCs in another article. Its a matter of attitude for anglers, paddlers and hunters to protect their safety while using these craft in pursuit of their sport. While boating alone in such craft is not recommended, the reality is that many are sized for one person. Also, nding a partner for a trip may not be feasible and for some, being alone is part of the sport. If youre in those Living in the state that is regarded as the Fishing Capital of the World presents us with hundreds of di erent types of sh and hundreds of more ways to catch them. No matter where you live in Florida, there is an opportunity to sh somewhere nearby. One such opportunity that is often overlooked is a deep sea adventure on a party boat. From Mayport to Key West and all the way up to Pensacola, Floridas ports play host to a eet of party boats that are waiting to provide you and your family an o shore shing trip that all will enjoy. The advantages of shing from a party boat are numerous. If you are new to shing or have never been, its great way to get started with very little investment. An eight hour trip of shing excitement should easily Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaUnited States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateHigh risk: Kayaks, canoes, Jon boatsBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8situations, there is a premium on preparing well. Getting a safety exam will help maximize your safety and review things you might do better. The Brevard kayaker did right by wearing his life jacket. We dont know whether he would have survived if the jacket was a better choice. Choosing a Type I or II instead of the kayaker Type III he likely wore, would likely have turned the unconscious paddler face up and such a concern is something for a solitary sportsperson to consider. Vessel Safety Examiners have a special form for checking paddle craft, including row boats, paddleboards and sculls. Operators can have an exam and receive a decal even if their boats arent registered. As part of the free exam, the examiner will discuss the operators life jacket, sound and visible signaling devices, vessel condition (lines, otation, covers, oars, hull and hardware) and whether navigation lights are needed. The session will also discuss recommendations, such as for bailing, visibility, emergency kits and spares. Paddle craft or any boat operator can call Charles Smith at 541-1660 or use our website, www.SafeBoatingJax. com to set up a Vessel Safety check. You also may want to call Bob Strong at 721-1346 for speci cs on the July 14 boating safety course or other dates. cost less than a theme park ticket. Bait, tackle, rods and reels and shing licenses are all provided along with a knowledgeable crew. Some boats even include food and drink with the price of a ticket. The ride to the shing grounds often o ers sights and scenery that can only be seen from a boat. The rising sun over the ocean, the Florida shoreline and the huge variety of marine life such as dolphin, turtles, rays, ying sh and more add an unexpected pleasure to your day. When you arrive at your destination be ready to hang on. Any time you have bait in the water in the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico anything can bite. Grouper, snapper, amberjack, king sh, cobia, sea bass and sharks are just a few of the many types of sh that could bite your hook. Air conditioned lounges, bathrooms, sun tan and sightseeing decks, sh cleaning and more are just some of the conveniences provided on most party boats. Mayport, St. Augustine, New Smyrna, Ponce Inlet, Port Canaveral, Clearwater and Sarasota are all coastal communities that o er party boats within an easy drive from home. Florida o ers lots of shing opportunities that should not be overlooked. A deep sea adventure aboard a party boat is one of them. Fishing Report: Weak sh biting in deeper holes and channel markers from N.A.S. to Green Cove. Look for croaker bite to increase in the same areas. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the persons features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the persons face droops, its possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person cant answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. in the sit-in that sparked the riot and author of the only book on that historic Jacksonville event, It Was Never about a Hot Dog and a Coke. Hurst gave them valuable insight during their interview. They asked questions pertinent to his remembrances of when the sit-ins began on August 13, 1960 when black students asked to be served at the segregated lunch counter at Woolworths, Morrisons Cafeteria and other eateries. They recorded the interview which is able to seen on their website. Hurst was only 11 years old when he joined in the protest and boycott. He was inspired by his eighth grade American History competition cont. from pg. 1 history teacher who also was the Jacksonville Youth Council advisor and NAACP state president. The reason the team chose Ax Handle Saturday as the subject of their research was to learn about and document a topic few people in Jacksonville knew about. The event is not well known by people living in Jacksonville because news coverage at the time was sparse and lacked accurate details. The team learned during their discovery that people living outside of Jacksonville had a better understanding of what occurred that day. They discovered that the event gained its name from the use of ax handles by white segregationists who attacked the sit-in participants on that day in August 1960. To view the teams well researched website and view their interview with Rodney Hurst visit http://86478591.nhd.weebly. com/. It is worth viewing and a great testament to the skill these young historians have shown.

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With no formal gardening or landscape design training, Shoup and Bressler have transformed their suburban lot into a gardeners dream. They envision each new garden project, make it happen and then say, What do we do next?Mandarin Garden Club Yard of the MonthGarden looks like an inviting resortBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden ClubThe end result is a picturesque landscape with masses of Knockout roses, grand deep blue mop head hydrangeas, hanging baskets over owing with robust geraniums and an immaculately manicured lawn all surrounding a sparkling swimming pool. Just as beautiful as the abundance of owering plants are the garden structures that Shoup built himself. Positioned perfectly around the garden are a gazebo, pergola, garden shed, pond with waterfall and outdoor kitchen. For information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net. St. M ichael s So ldiers presents the2nd A nnual All A merican H oedown & A uctionBenetting the deployed Men & Women of our United States MilitarySt. Josephs Catholic Church Cody Enrichment Center Satuday July 14, 2012 7 PM 10 PM Tickets $30 Adults Children Ages 4-12 $10 To Purchase Tickets Call Kathy Signorile 599-7855 or Jim Signorile 307-9080Or visit our Website at WWWSTMICHAELSSOLDIERS.ORG. G reat F ood Liv e Music E ntertainment Dancing Liv e & S ilent Auction The Humane Society of the United States urges residents to keep their pets in mind in preparation for a natural disaster. People can take some simple but critical steps to keep their pets safe and healthy in severe weather and possible evacuations. More than 35 million people, many of them pet owners, live in areas threatened by Atlantic hurricanes. More than 60 percent of American households have pets and weathering a major storm requires an evacuation plan that includes our animals, said Niki Dawson, director of disaster services for The HSUS. If it isnt safe for you, it isnt safe for them. If you are ordered to shelter-in-place and not evacuate, bring your pets inside with you and make sure you have adequate supplies. The HSUS Animal Rescue Team has a fully equipped response team to assist communities impacted by a natural disaster. In 2011, The HSUS responded to natural disasters in North Carolina, Vermont, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama, and North Dakota, helping to care for more than 2,000 displaced animals. AccuWeather forecasters predict an average hurricane season from June to November. Pet owners can reduce their animals chances of being at risk during a disaster by following the suggestions below. Things you can do right now: Put a collar with visible identi cation on your pets, including indoor-only pets. Keep pictures of your pets on hand for identi cation purposes. Ideally, you should also be in the photo. Create a pet emergency kit and refresh the items every few months. Talk to your neighbors about how they can help your pets if you are not at home when disaster strikes. Create a list of hotels that allow pets. Plan on evacuating about 100 miles inland. Pet emergency kits should include: Minimum of a three-day supply of food in airtight, waterproof containers and drinking water. As hurricane season starts, include pets in disaster plans Bowls for food and water. Current photos and physical description of your pets, including details on markings. Medications, vaccination records and rst aid pet supplies. Comfort items such as a toy and blanket. Small garbage bags. For dogs include: leash, harness and a sturdy carrier large enough to use as a sleeping area. For cats include: litter and litter box and a sturdy carrier large enough for transport and for your cat to use as a temporary apartment for several days. In 2006, Congress passed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, which requires state and local emergency management agencies to make plans that take into account the needs of individuals with pets and service animals in the event of a major disaster or emergency. For more tips on preparedness plans that include your pets, visit humanesociety.org/prepare.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 June22 July8 closed July 4th SCANDESIGN scandesign.comJACKSONVILLE8206 Philips Hwy | 904.731.7877 summerGOING ON NOWour biggest sale of the year!*Photos for reference only. Quantities limited. Selection varies by store. Not valid against previous purchases. Mandarin Garden Club members celebrated the conclusion of their clubs 66th year on May 24 with installation of new o cers, awards ceremony and delicious potluck luncheon. Inside the Loretto Road clubhouse, the setting was simply aglow with sun ower themed decorations. Garden Club President McGlade Holloway proudly reported to the membership the list of this past years club accomplishments. The garden club held a wide variety of meetings including presentations on herbs, roses, vegetable gardening, bonsai, hummingbirds and eat your yard. Also, demonstrations with various hands-on experiences such as making seasonal containers, decorating for the holidays and making centerpieces were enjoyed by all. Thanks to the generosity of members and successful fund raising, the Mandarin Garden Club was able to support local charitable organizations including Mandarin Food Bank, Lions Club, 4-H, Meals on Wheels, Jacksonville Arboretum, The Betty Gri th House Thrift Store and a special Mandarin retirement home. The clubs outstanding Crafty Ladies group knitted 750 caps for the City Rescue Missions winter clients. These same ladies raised funds to provide two days of meals for all at the City Rescue Mission. Special appreciation was extended to the Duval County Master Gardeners who volunteer on the rst and third Wednes-67th year begins for Mandarin Garden ClubBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden ClubLife Member Award honorees are recognized for outstanding contributions to the Mandarin Garden Club and the community: Joyce Datz, Live Oak Circle; Barbara Rose, Live Oak Circle; and Betty Harrelson, Cherokee Rose Circle. Mandarin Garden Club New Of cers 2012-1013: McGlade Holloway, President; Betty Harrelson, First Vice President; Mary Forester, Second Vice President; Shirley McCall, Treasurer; Sharon Wagand and Karen Rowe, CoRecording Secretaries.day of each month, tending the beautiful Demonstration Gardens on the club grounds. President Holloway said, We close our 66th year which had tears for the illness and loss of some of our wonderful members and joy for those of us who enjoy the beauty of nature, desire to help the community, hope of helping the environment around us and beauty of friendships formed from common interests. Mark your calendar for the Mandarin Garden Clubs upcoming $1.00 Clothing Sale, to be held on August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as well as the Trash to Treasure Garage Sale on October 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Mandarin Garden Club is open to all gardening enthusiasts from beginners to advanced. Meetings are held for adults during the day and evening. There is a Bumblebee group for children. For meeting dates and membership information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or 268-1192. Increase your $ales this Summer!Mandarin NewsLinereaches YOUR buyers market Call today and ask about our Advertising $pecials 904-886-4919 A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...Beginning with the return to Daylight Savings Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week: Homes with odd number addresses: Wednesday/ Saturday Homes with even number addresses: Thursday/ SundayWater only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com

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