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HHS Pledges to Battle African-
American Obesity Epidemic
HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt has awarded $1.2 million to improve
efforts to reduce obesity among African Americans through a new\ part-
nership with national African American organizations.
The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
(NAFEO) will work with the National Urban League and the National
Council of Negro Women, Washington, D.C. Initiative planned b. these
organizations include prevention, education, public awareness, and out-
reach activities intended to bring about a greater understanding of the
impact of obesity on other conditions.
An estimated 129.6 million Amenrcans, or 64
percent, are o\erweight or obese. Obesity and
Overweight have been shown to increase the risk
of developing serious and often disabling med-
-.:--- r Kical conditions. Adult African American women
had age-adjusted obesity. rates of 48.8 percent.
compared to 30.7 percent for adult x\ hite women. African American girls
and boys also had higher rates of oLer\eight than \ hite children in the
same age groups.
In implementing the new projects targeting African Americans,
NAFEO w ill work with five of its member institutions to impro e health
habits among college-age youth: NCNAVW \ill conduct a research-based
public education campaign to educate young and mid-life women (ages
35-591 about healthy aging and waN- s to improve their overall health and
the National Urban League x.ill pilot-test an Urban Health and Fitness
Campaign focused on physical acu'sit), nutrition and pretenuon of dis-
eases such as diabetes.

Mike Tyson Set for D.C. Match
Former world heavyweight c haim- n
pion Mike Tysion g ill fight jourun -
man Kevin McBride here on June 11
in a bid to re-start us struggling bo\-
ing career nles than three S eeks
before hi 39th birthday
Tyson is 50-5 with 44 knockouts.
while e fell" American McBride. of
Irish extraction. is 32-4 with one dras\ and 27 knockouts. He became the
youngest heavyweight champion ever when he knocked out Tresor
Berbick at the age of 20 in 1986.
Tyson has not fought since Britain's DannN \Willianms stopped him after
four rounds last July. Washington's boxing comnussion has approved
Tlson's fighting license.
The commission approved a license for TN pon to fight in D.C. in 202.
but Tyson instead elected to fight Britain's Lennox Le" is in NMemphis,
Tennessee. Then-champion Lewis, now retired, topped Tyson in the
eighth round.

Congress Seeks Pardon

for Boxer Jack Johnson
U.S. lawmakers are seeking a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, the
first black heavyweight champion, convicted more than 90 years ago in a
racially motivated moral, case.
At the height of his career in 1913, the boxer was convicted and sent to
federal prison for one year and one day for violating the Mann Act by
transporting a white woman across state lines for immoral purposes.
"No one should be punished for choosing to go their own way," said
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, the leader of the congressional
effort for a pardon.
"A pardon wouldl d be a strong and necessary\ symbol to the %\orld of
America's continuing resolve to live up to the noble ideals of freedom,
opportunity and equal justice for all," McCain said as lawmakers joined
professional boxers and other supporters to press their appeal.
The Mann Act of 1910 outlawed the transport of women across state
lines for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for "any other
immoral purpose."
A pardon would help relieve the nation from the weight of racism and
bigotry, the letter said.
Five other senators -- Republicans Orrin Hatch of Utah and Ted Stevens
of Alaska and Democrats Harry Reid of Nevada and Edward Kennedy
and John Kerry of Massachusetts -- signed the letter urging a full posthu-
mous presidential pardon.
Johnson died in an automobile accident in 1946.

Motown Diva Martha Reeves Makes
Bid for Detroit City Council
DETROIT The City Council may be dancing to a brand-new beat
come election time. Martha Reeves is circulating petitions to run for the
Detroit City Council.
"I think I've had a very good opportunity to travel the world and to
observe things," she told WDIV-TV. "I've always been a good team play-
er and I figure I'll be an asset on our city council in Detroit."
Reeves said the city is dealing with a number of serious problems
including blight, abandoned buildings and a struggling public schools
"I think that our city council could probably get along better if they had
a little music," she said. "And I'll get them to dance in the streets."
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas' hits include "Dancing in the Street,"
"(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave" and "Nowhere to Run."


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Celebration of Service Lauds Volunteers
Some of Jacksonville's most dedicated volunteers were lauded recently
at Volunteer Jacksonville's annual Celebration of Service. Sh~';b- above is
Ms. Ruby Brown, recipient of the Young at Heart Award. For more on the
honorees and the program, see page 3 FM Powell PHOTO

Northside Winn Dixie Shows Community Appreciation
Tiara Cohen, a sophomore at Paxson High School, accepts a crisp $50 bill from Dr. Bob Brown and Winn-
Dixie CEO Peter Lynch. Ms. Cohen had the winning ticket for $50 of beef from the Winn-Dixie store on
Moncrief Road during a weekend Community Appreciation Day. Other activities from the day hosted by neigh-
boring Dr. Brown at the Winn Dixie Plaza included trackless train rides, pony rides, a rock-climbing wall, a
bounce house, clowns and face painting. For more photos from the event, see page 5.

Ed White Student

Lezita Caldwell
The Jim Moran Foundation has
named Lezita M. Caldwell the
North Florida African-American
Youth Achiever Award. Caldwell, a
senior at Edward White High
School. Will receive a four-year
scholarship to Florida State
University (FSU) available only to

Receives Full Ride
high school seniors who qualify for
financial aid and have been accept-
ed for admission to FSU.
Caldwell, 17, is in the top 20 per-
cent of her class and maintains a
weighted GPA of 3.7. A member of
the National Honor Society, Junior
Civitan International, and Student
Government, she also belongs to
her school's Community Service
Club, through which she has volun-
teered for such organizations as the
American Cancer Society and has
helped with community fundraising
efforts to aid people with diabetes.
All these activities are in addition to
working part time for the
Jacksonville Museum of Art. Upon
graduation from FSU, Caldwell
will be the first among eight grand-
children to graduate from college.
When asked of her goals, she said
she plans to earn a degree in broad-
cast journalism, and would like to
work in the field of radio.

Eye Spy with the Free Press Eye
Free Press roving eye Frank Powell discovered a very big star during
the latest all star weekend in Jacksonville. Complete with a star studded
jazz festival and the Bausch & Lomb Tennis Tournament to attract visitors,
none other than Academy Award winner John Travolta was also on the
First Coast shooting his latest movie. Shown above at Amelia Island is
Frank Powell with Travolta who graciously posed for photographs and
signed autographs to all who inquired.

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To Charge or Not to Charge?

Putting your taxes on a credit card

As many American families fail to
save for large expenses, credit cards
are often the saving grace for paying
large unexpected bills. But while the
expenses that end up on credit are
often car repairs, home repairs and
medical costs, more and more
Americans are turning to their credit
cards to pay their taxes. According
to the Internal Revenue Service,
more than 950,000 taxpayers used
their credit cards to pay their taxes in
2004, up 70 percent from 2003.
"When facing a large tax bill it can
be tempting to pull out the plastic,
but make sure you explore all of
your options before charging your
taxes," said Steve Rhode, president

education organization. "Not only
will you have to pay high interest
fees charged by your credit card is-
suer if you don't pay the balance off
immediately, but the companies who
process the IRS credit card payments
will charge you an additional 2.49
percent of your tax bill. If the
amount you owe to the IRS is large,
that could add a significant amount
to your tax liability."
According to Rhode, the IRS of-
fers other options that should also be
considered when you cannot afford
to pay your tax bill in full.
"If the convenience fee for using
your credit cards to pay your taxes is
more than the $43 the IRS charges to

of Myvesta, a nonprofit consumer set up an installment plan, consider

working with the IRS to pay your
taxes over time," Rhode said. "If
you don't think you can afford to pay
off your credit cards or keep up with
an installment plan, look into an of-
fer in compromise where you can
settle your tax liability for less than
you owe."
For a comprehensive look at all
the options available for paying your
taxes, read the Myvesta publication
"How to Deal with the IRS If You
Can't Pay Your Taxes." It can be
downloaded free online from My-, or for a printed copy send
$2.50, payable to Myvesta, to "Can't
Pay Taxes Publication," Myvesta,
P.O. Box 8587, Gaithersburg, MD,

Trump's Top Ten Job Advice

Mogul Donald Trump
Americans are looking to Donald
Trump for business advice thanks to
the reality hit 'The Apprentice.' Ac-
cording to Trump, an apprentice
should possess some essential quali-
ties an outstanding personality,
brains, creativity, loyalty and trust. If
you're striving to be a top employee,
here are some tips from Trump.
In his most recent book, 'How to
Get Rich' (Random House), The
Donald dispenses career advice in
his signature style.
Take control of the job interview
Be persistent and committed to
getting a job if you are sure it is a
good match. Don't get discouraged
easily. For example, Trump's long-
time assistant wasn't an immediate
shoe-in for the job. She offered to
work for a month at a low salary to
see if the two clicked. Turns out they

Ask for your raise at the right
Timing is everything. Wait for the
right time. Don't ask for a raise on a
bad day or right before an important
meeting. Waiting for the right time
shows the boss you have discern-
ment and appreciation for what he or
she is going through. "Money, like
comedy, is all about timing," Trump
Play golf
Do what you love. No matter what
you do, you must be passionate
about it. Trump turned his passion
for golf into a winning business ven-
ture. Pursuing your passion will re-
ward you in more ways than you
ever expected.
Go with your gut
Trust yourself. "You may have the
academic credentials, but without
instincts you'll have a hard time get-
ting to -- and staying at -- the top,"
Trump says. What guides us toward
or away from certain situations or
people is often unexplainable. Put
faith in your intuitiveness.
Be optimistic, but always be pre-
pared for the worst
Learn to expect problems. Being
cautious is not necessarily being
pessimistic. Problems are bound to
happen -- try to be ready for them.
Read Carl Jung
Psychology and self-help books
are useful and can be good forms of
business self-defense. Reading the
work of Carl Jung can help you hone
your intuition and instincts, and also

master seeing into the people around
you. By this, Jung's ideas can keep
you centered and even help you de-
velop a "grace under fire" demeanor.
Have an ego
Having an ego is a positive attrib-
ute and promotes wholeness. It keeps
your conscious and unconscious as-
pects in balance, which is necessary
because no ego means very little life
force and too much means a dictato-
rial personality, says Trump.
Keep critics in perspective
You will be criticized in any job
you do. If the opinion matters to you,
determine whether anything produc-
tive can come from it. Many times,
criticism isn't worth the paper it's
written on, and if it is, view it as a
compliment or proof of your exis-
Homework is required and there
will be a test
Do your homework -- you have to
know what you're getting into.
"Every industry has its bottom line
for what is required to succeed," says
Trump. Bottom line: you need to
understand the process in any busi-
ness. If you don't, you'll never reap
the rewards.
Dress for your culture
How you dress says a lot about
you and can make an impact before
you even say a word. "Dressing suc-
cessfully means understanding your
environment: knowing the culture
and making an effort to reflect -- and
respect -- it." Money can buy great
clothes, but a little style can go a
long way.

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A Mortgage That

Pays You Instead
It's an all-too-
l- common sce-
nario- seniors on
.. fixed incomes
Si squeezed by in-
flation and vul-
nerable to unan-
ticipated large
One solution is
to use the home
as a source of income by taking out a
reverse mortgage. A reverse mort-
gage allows a homeowner who is 62
years old or older to convert home
equity into a lump sum of money, a
line of credit, or fixed monthly pay-
ments for life. The amount of money
you get depends on your age and the
value of your home. The older you
are and the greater your home's
value, the larger the reverse mort-
gage. Repayment is not due until the
owner dies or sells the house. Heirs
must repay the loan, but they need
not sell the house.
If you own a home and are 62 or
older (or if you have a parent who
is), a reverse mortgage could help to
generate a little more breathing space
in your monthly budget.
For information on rules guiding
reverse mortgages, check out the
Web site of the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development
( Reverse mortgages
also were available from Fannie
Mae, a federal agency that buys
mortgages. Look in the "Find a
Mortgage" section of

Sudaet Basics

Does Your


Match Your

Did you make a New Year's
resolution to get your personal fi-
nances in order?
If so, you're not alone. Over the
two decades that John Norcross, a
professor of psychology at the Uni-
versity of Scranton, has been study-
ing resolutions, improving personal
finances has always been among the
top five, along with losing weight
and giving up nicotine or alcohol.

When you think about it, dieting
and budgeting have a good deal in
common Each requires modifcmin
\oui beha.lor and sour attitude.
You ha\e to feel satisfied on less,
rather than abstaining altogether.
Experts sa\ that man) people
\who o\erspend do so because the\
believe clothes, makeup, cars, or
sports equipment can enhance their
image Or maabe the\ find them-
selkes pouring mone\ into a hope-
less relationship. If \ou ha\e an\
self -esteem problems. best to ad-
dress those first But man\ Ameri-
cans get into debt simple from ine\-
perience, because the. spend more
than thle\ earn, and because. \ith
credit so available, it's not eas\
Some tips to steer \ou toward
financial health.
Add it up. Most financial plan-
ners ad ise tracking just where )our
none goes Write down e\enrthing
\ou spend from that cup of lane to
you car pa3 ment for two weeks or
; MONTH- Then extrapolate from
:oui spending diar\ to estimate

What Are You Doing With That

Shrinking Holiday Giftcard
If you received a gift card- a plastic card that looks like a credit card
but works like a debit card- for the holidays, it could be shrinking as the
weeks turn into months.
The reason? Purveyors of gift cards sometimes fold in a variety of
fees that can eat away at the cash balance your friend forked over at the
cash register. For example: Although most cards offer an expiration date
a year from the date of issue, some charge monthly fees after a certain
period, such as three or six months. If you haven't used your card by
then, these fees will nibble at your balance.
If your card holds a balance when it expires, you'll pay a hefty fee
to get in cash. If you use the card to get cash from an ATM, the issuer
imposes cash limits as well as a transaction fee. Add the fee charged by
the ATM owner and you could pay $3 for taking out $10 in cash.
Moreover, you should be aware that gift cards may sometimes be
denied even if you have the funds available on the card. For example,
when a restaurant checks your card to see if it holds enough money for
the purchase, the restaurant "up charges" or adds 15 to 20 percent to
your food bill to make sure you'll have enough for a'tip. Although this
money is not charged to your card, it could mean your card is denied.
Similarly, your card may be turned down at the gas pump if your
balance won't pay for the average purchase price of gas. And if you plan
to use the balance on your gift card toward a larger purchase, be certain
to tell the cashier before the transaction that you will be paying the bal-
ance in cash or credit. If you don't, the card will be denied.

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what you spend in a year. Make sure
to add in occasional big expendi-
tures, such as semiannual insurance
premiums or holiday spending. You
may well find that you're spending
more money on some items-such as
eating out or on DVDs- than you
thouchi This information is the
starting point for cuting \our
spending and brmining it back into
balance \ Ith \our home
Fund Your Goals. Ok, )ou sa:,,
but I'm not a "ledger Tipe'" ho's
goinu to chronicle e\er, expense
Then put .\our energy into funding
,our priorities, ith the help of
online banking. Decide trirs on \our
goals pa inL off debt, sa\.inc for
retirement or creatin!- a college
fund. Set up an online account \\ith
automatic bill pa3 irng and set
moneN from \our account for each
coal, instrucinL' the bank to make
automatic pa3ments That \a.\
you'lll be sure to fund \our impor-
tant oals, rather than iust \our da\-
to-da\ expenses
Challenge ',ourself Tr\ deduct-
ing a bit more than \ou think \ou
can afford for sa ings I \ourr sa\-
ings and checking account are ai the
same bank and require merely, a
quick transfer from one to the other.

you can make it a game to see how
long you can last without the big
chunk taken out for savings. Alter-
natively, some planners advise cli-
ents to open a savings account at a
small bank without an ATM and to
make squirreling money away a
contest \here 'o'u the spender com-
pete %Ith '.ou the saver
Starve the card Tr. going a
week withoutt usine a credit card
Pa\ cash for e~crien'mr g Before
credit was an option people who
hoped to feel beer about them-
sel\es b', shopping or bu,,Ing some-
thing new could not do so unless
the\ had the cash Klan\ people who
tr the "cash cure" find the\ can't
la\ out $S100 in cash for a dinner or
a piece of audio equipment or a cou-
ple of polo shirt
Leate room for rewards As w ith
an,\ tpe of bcha\ ior modification.
the idea is to feel satisfied under
.\our ne\ rccinie bet aside one in-
dulgence that '\ou really' enilo\-a
dinner out or a ri n.h renting, a lam-
IIl, nmoie \ \ou choose,
plan it ahead ot time and make a
production of It Sa or the anticipa-
ion -\nd It ',iu slip up a line and
spluiir'e on _omichini. don't feel
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April 14-20, 2005

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Volunteer Jacksonville Bestows Bernard V.

Gregory Servant leader Award on Towers

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Charles Daughtry Towers Jr.

Volunteer Jacksonville has been
honoring Northeast Florida's most
dedicated volunteers for over 20
years. This year's event was held
on Thursday evening, April 7th.
"The community volunteers that
we honor tonight have chosen to
act on what they believe. They
have determined that it is important
to make their caring count," said
Volunteer Jacksonville President
Judy Smith. "In finding their
wholeness, they are a part of what
contributes to making a society
good and decent. Each of them, in
their own sphere, in their own way,
has taken on the task of building
better institutions in our imperfect
world. We salute them tonight
Jacksonville Mayor John Pey-
ton, Congressman Ander Cren-
shaw, and Congresswoman Corrine
Brown served as Honorary Chairs-
of the event.
The Emcees were: Charlene
Shirk, co-anchor of WTLV's Good
Morning Jacksonville Saturday,
Weekend Morning News; and Phil
Amato, co-anchor of First Coast
Coast News at 5:30 with Donna
The inaugurate presentation of
the Tillie Kidd Fowler Spirit of
Service Award, was a highlight of
the evening. The first award which
honors the late former City Council
President and former Congress-
woman was presented to the
Volunteers of Super Bowl XXXIX.
Michael Korn, Esq. was pre-
sented The Community Way Award
for his outstanding contributions to
the efforts of United Way
The Dose of Caring Award is
presented to an individual volunteer
that has shown exceptional dedica-
tion to promoting health, wellness
and caring for others. Dr. Shahla
Masood, who volunteered for WE
CARE Saturday Clinics, and who
now is active fundraising for need-
ed medicines received the award.
More than half a million women
have requested Buddy Check 12
packets which is now offered in
nearly 50 cities. WTLV's Jeannie
Blaylock partner with Baptist
Health to create Buddy Check 12,
twelve years ago. She and First
Coast News, also received The
Dose of Caring Award.
The Faith In Action Award is
given to an individual volunteer

who has shown extraordinary
dedication to helping others
through their place of worship.
Dennis (Red Truck) Cordi
received this award. He was cited
for helping refugee families with
fur-niture delivered in his red truck,
sometimes at a moment's notice.
He also works with World Relief.
Hope Worldwide received The
Faith In Action Group Award for
its service to the Ronald McDonald
House, clothes closet, and many
other services.
The Good Neighbor Award was
presented to Eliot Smith of
Habitat for Humanity in St.
John's County. He helps with
construction, recruits volunteers,
and has developed a partnership
with Menendez H. S.
The youngest award recipient is
only 7 years old, she received The
Heart of Tomorrow Award which is
presented to a volunteer under the
age of 18. Lillie Bateh asked her
friends to help her celebrate her 7"'
birthday by bringing school
supplies and other needed items for
children less fortunate, and they
honored her birthday wish. This
effort has been duplicated by her
The Making the Grade Award is
presented to an individual who has
give extraordinary volunteer ser-
vice in an effort to promote
education. Elexia Coleman-Moss
is the recipient. Her volunteer
service includes the Duval County
Health Department's Teen Preg-
nancy Prevention program. She has
developed the Journey Into
Womanhood Initiative which ad-
dresses the physical, emotional,
social and education al needs of
teenage girls by offering work-
shops, mentoring, tutorials and
educational field trips.
Fred G. Barina Jr. received The
Nature of Caring Award which is
presented to an individual who has
shown exceptional dedication to the
preservation of the environment
and wildlife. His dedication to the
preservation of the Timucuan
National Preserve where he has
assumed responsibility for main-
taining more than a 6 mile area. He
also designed floating boardwalk.
Paula Horvath-Neimeyer,
Ph.D. developed The Hope Fund,
to help thousands of less fortunate

First Coast families. She is the
recipient of The Planned Act of
Kindness Award.
The Willing and Able Award is
presented to a volunteer with a
disability who has given outstand-
ing service to the community. A
former EMT, Jane Elkins suffered
a brain injury while working. She
now volunteers with the First Coast
Brain Injury Support Group to help
others overcome their disabilities.
A familiar face at the Clara
White Mission is Mrs. Ruby
Brown. For ten years, she has
volunteered at the mission with the
group of seniors, the "Stars" which
she established. The Stars work to
help provide homeless and
disadvantaged persons with hot
meals, housing and job training.
Mrs. Ruby Brown is the recipient of
The Young at Heart Award which is
given to an outstanding volunteer
who is at least 70 years young.
The Young at Heart Group
Award was presented to Albert and
Viola Russell who have provided
warmth and comfort to assisted
living residents and newborns with
quilted lap robes provided by the
Russells. They formed a group to
come together to construct the
quilts to give away. More than 400
have been distributed.
The late Bernard V. Gregory
was a quintessential volunteer, un-
ifier of organizations and a strong
voice of reason in all instances. He
passed away in 1997, but his strong
spirit of volunteer service lives on.
Although Mr. Gregory's service
began often as representative of the
company's he worked far, his
volunteering continued as a full
time occupation after his retirement
in 1991. His motto was: "Good,
better, best. Never shall I rest, 'til
my good be better and my better be
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making a difference in the lives of
others. The 2005 Award recipient is
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ankle. "I was running for a ball and totally twisted my
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The recent racefor Supervisor of Elections wasfought without much of fight. It's something that The Confederate Battle Flag: Alive and Well in 2005

By Charles Griggs
A people that values its privileges above its princi-
ples soon loses both." Dwight D. Eisenhower
The recent Supervisor of Elections race has left me
with more questions than answers.
I mean, all of that hoopla about the elections of 2000
being mishandled, seems like people kind of took this
thing for granted.
With all of the controversy that surrounded those
dark days you would think that more than 14 percent of
registered voters would've made their way to the polls.
It just goes to show you that most of the screaming
and shouting that's done out of anger, when it comes to
the black community, mostly for show.
All of those people who challenged the system as a
result of the mishaps that happened in November of
2000 had an opportunity make their voices heard.
For the most part, they were silent.
That leaves many in the community who did vote
with the impression that most folks didn't really care
about the perceived injustices at all. If so they would
have made plans to exercise their rights and participate
in the democratic process.
Even if the results were the same, it may have
proven that the Jacksonville electorate takes its politics
and representation seriously.
There would have been no question that people un-
derstood the importance of participation in something
as crucial as policies and procedures in exercising your
right to vote.
Let's back up for a minute.
Should all of the blame be put on the public for not
being interested in the outcome of an election as impor-
tant as this?
How else could we blame, the candidates?
Well let's see, how many of you out there at a seri-
ous look at what Warren Jones and Jerry Holland stood
How many of you felt as is the debate for represen-
tation of a public office as important as Supervisor of
Elections was brought to the people with the fervor it
I certainly don't.
In fact, if I didn't know any better I'd say there was
little difference in the two candidates philosophy for
administrating the office. The only, and major difference
to the naked eye was their politics.
That old I'll line my Democrats up against your
Republicans thing, and vice versa.
That's the sad part because once that ideology takes
hold you can forget about a serious debate on the issues.
Everybody shifts into high gear to protect their political

base, and as a result the people no meaningful dialogue
for informed decision-making.
"I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat."
-Will Rogers (1879-1935)
However, if I had to lay the blame on anyone it
would have to be the Democratic Party itself. Once
again they have proven that the term strategy is not a
concept that they understand.
For many voters, the thought of being reminded of
the horrors that took place in November of 2000 would
have been enough to get the fire stoked for a meaningful
race. Yet, Jones and the party were unable to reach that
emotion that in the minds of many has yet to be extin-
On the other hand, Republicans decided to raise
money, lay low and avoid any serious questions regard-
ing the way the previous Supervisor of Elections, who
happened to be a Republican, monked-up the election
and the office he was administrating.
None of that was challenged.
None of that was put on the table for discussion.
Holland was allowed to ride the wave of Republican
dominance with very little worry of a serious challenge
from Jones.
For Democrats, that has been happening too often.
The local Democratic Party's ineptness maybe eroding
the possibilities for change, and many accomplishments
from its storied past.
At the same time, Republicans are proving that their
power has no bounds.
And when you think about it that too can be a scary
Jazz Festival worth the investment
There has been much talk about the amount of
money the City of Jacksonville spends on the Jackson-
ville Jazz Festival.
My response to that...who cares!
The jazz festival has become a premiere event in
Jacksonville. It brings people from all around the coun-
try to the First Coast to enjoy four days of entertainment
that crosses all cultural and socio-economic boundaries.
The City of Jacksonville should be proud of its ever-
growing jazz prowess. Besides playing host to one of
the best festivals in the country is not Jacksonville's
only merit badge. The city of home of some of the best
up and coming jazz talent around. And as Jacksonville's
reputation for good jazz grows, so will its opportunities
to house more cozy events and talented entertainers.
So to all of you festival tightwads out there, back
This is something that the city is getting right.

The issue of the Confederate flag I used the term "dominated" in ment is founded upon exactly the
is one that embodies the cultural and the past tense, but one has to ques- opposite idea [in the U.S. Constitu-
racial gap that existing in America tion how far we have truly come in tion that all men are created equal];
today. Those who fly the flag or the South. During the 2004 presi- its foundations are laid, its corner-
wear it on a hat or bumper sticker de-ial election Howard Dean made stone rests upon the great truth, that
are proud Southerners. Those of us a negative comment about voters the Negro is not equal to the white
who are bothered by the notion of with Confederate flags on their pick man; that slavery -subordination to
the Confederate flag still having a up trucks and it set off an anti-Dean the superior race is his natural and
place in American society are proud movement throughout the southern normal condition."
Southerners as well, but I feel that states. Not that they were going to And it still amazes me that some
the flag is only symbolic of every- vote for Dean anyway, but it shows don't quit understand why this flag,
thing still wrong in the South. how embedded in the culture the this symbol of the past poses such a
Proponents argue that the Rebel flag really is. problem to so many and certainly
flag is simply a sign of Southern "The pride of Dixie," is what not only African Americans, but a
pride. As the proud banner of some call it. But it wasn't until 1948 large percentage of whites disagree
Southern nationalism, this crossed that the flag surfaced in connection with the flying of the flag.
ban of stars is supposed to represent with the white-supremacist political I think that it is also a little ironic
the South's struggle against the op- movement, the Dixiecrats, those that South Carolina, the state in
pression from the North. Some even Southern Democrats who left their which the flag controversy has been
go as far to say that the Civil War party in opposition to its stance on the most prominent in recent years,
was solely about state's rights not Civil Rights. By the way, the Dixie- was the first to secede from the Un-
slavery. crats are now the far right wing of ion in 1861.
The opponents of this grand the Republican Party. The Confederate battle flag was
Southern crest say that it's a sign of If those who claim that they fly flown over the Statehouse in South
the legacy of hatred and racism that the flag because of Southern heri- Carolina since 1962, when it was
was .so openly endorsed in the tage would simply read the Confed- raised to celebrate the centennial of
South. Over a century after the rate constitution that states, "The the Civil War, but legislators kept it
flag's creation, it remains at the citizens of each state shall be enti- flying after the celebrations, most
center of a culture struggle between tied to all the privileges and immu- importantly to symbolize their defi-
old and new, tradition and change, nities of citizens in the several ance of the racial and social changes
heritage and hate. states, and shall have the right of going on in the South.
The flag sends a message that transit and sojourn in any state of The Confederate battle flag is
who ever displays it is proud of its this Confederacy, with their slaves simply associated with hate and
heritage and proud of what it repre- and other property; and the right of racism. The Klu Klux Klan uses it
sents years of racism, lynching, property in said slaves shall not be and numerous other white-hate
segregation and those who feel that thereby impaired." groups have adopted the flag. In
they are a part of a superior race. So it is extremely hard to separate fact, these hate groups debate
The bottom line with this flag heritage from hate when that heri- whether to use the confederate or
argument is simply, "What does the tage that flag supporters speak of is Nazi flag Wow! What a choice.
Confederate Battle Flag symbol- deeply rooted in the hatred and in- In an era where politics are deter-
ize?" For most African Americans justice of African Americans. Those mined by red and blue states, it is
and people not of southern heritage defenders of the Rebel flag seem to obvious that the Southern red states
the flag is a reminder of decades of have this legacy of the South's de- still share common mentalities
slavery and segregation. feat by a Northern civilization it about race and culture. If you look
The "Rebel" flag is a reminder of rejected long before the Civil War. at a map of the red and blue states
the hundreds, if not thousands of Another example of this racist from the past election and then look
blacks that were lynched, raped and Southern "heritage" can be found in at a map of those states that suc-
brutally murdered in the South. It's Confederate vice president Alexan- ceeded from the union there is a
a symbol of hate, ignorance and der H. Stephens famous Corner- scary consistency. I guess that is
bigotry, which dominated the land- stone, speech ip,.1861,in Savannah,, what Southern.Heritage is all about?
scape of the Southern States in the Gegrgia. ... .Signigofffroq ityf Hall,
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_ Winn Dixie Hosts Community Appreciation Day

When is the last day of school?
The last day of school for Duval County Public Schools' students is
May 20, 2005. The last day for teachers is May 24.
Do students get out of school early on the last day of school?
It is expected that Duval County students will be dismissed early on
the last day of school. The dismissal schedule, which is coordinated by
the district's Transportation office, is being developed and will be an-
nounced in the coming weeks.
I read that Supt. Fryer is leaving. Who will replace him?
Duval County Public Schools' Chief of Staff Nancy Snyder has
been unanimously chosen by the Duval County School Board to serve
as superintendent for an interim period. A veteran educator with 30
years of experience in Duval County Public Schools, Dr. Snyder will
begin serving on May 7 with the full spectrum of responsibilities and
authority assigned to the superintendent's position. In the meantime,
the Duval County School Board will work cooperatively to search for,
evaluate, and interview candidates to succeed Superintendent John C.
Fryer, Jr. (Dr. Snyder is.not a candidate for the permanent appointment
and agreed to the School Board's request to delay her scheduled retire-
ment and remain with the district throughout the search.) The School
Board hopes to identify a new superintendent by September 1.
Please submit your School Talk questions by email to school-
talk),, by fax at 390-2659, or by mail to Duval
County Public Schools, Communications Office, 1701 Prudential
Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8182.

Northwest Jacksonville's Mon-
crief/Soutel community celebrated
its pride and community spirit with
the 9th annual Community Appre-
ciation Day" on Saturday, April 9
outside the Winn-Dixie at 5250
Moncrief Road and Soutel Drive.
The site is a former vacant lot where
local physician and businessman Dr.
Bob Brown worked with Winn-
Dixie to build a store, which has
become a community center for the

Several hundred northwest Jack-
sonville families, local organiza-
tions including groups from Raines
and Ribualt High Schools attended
the event, hosted by Robert Brown,
M.D., a local physician and busi-
nessman, and Winn-Dixie.
Hundreds turned out for the event
where Dr. Brown and Winn Dixie
CEO Peter Lynch presented two
$1,000 college scholarships, one
each to students attending Raines
and Ribault high schools.

Following the scholarship pres- sity of Florida and is an active and
entation, family-friendly activities inspirational community leader in-
will begin, including trackless train volved in the Boy Scouts, .Rotary
rides, pony rides, a rock-climbing and his church. He chose to provide
wall, a bounce house, clowns and his care to a largely under-served
face painting. Musical entertain- area of northwest Jacksonville fol-
ment will feature Coco & The Cho- lowing his residency at what is now
sen Ones gospel singers and the Shands-Jacksonville Medical Cen-
Ribault High School cho- ter. He worked with Winn-Dixie to
rus. Drawings for prizes were held build a store to serve the neighbor-
every 15 minutes, hood, as the closest grocery store
Dr. Brown is a family practice was several miles away.
physician affiliated with the Univer- The store opened in 1996.

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Blakely Memorial
Spring Revival Set
For April 12-16th
The Blakely Memorial Church
of Christ Written In Heaven, 1430
Kings Road, Bishop Thomas
Brown, Pastor; will hold Spring
Revival Tuesday thru Saturday,
April 12-16, 2005. Services will
begin nightly at 7:30 p.m.
Evangelist Dorothy Yant of
Grenta, Florida will preside. You
are invited to come and lift up the
name of the Lord.

Masons to hold
Memorial Service
at 2nd Missionary
Baptist April 17th

Dr. Michael R. Moore 330,
Grand Master
Dr. Michael R. Moore, 33rd
degree, Grand Master; will convene
the 135th Annual Grand Commun-
ication of The MWUGL, F&AM,
PHA Florida and Belize, Central
America Jurisdiction Inc. Friday,
April 15h Sunday, April 17,
2005. The State Banquet at 7 p.m.
and a Comedy Show at 8:30 p.m.
will be held at the Adam's Mark
Hotel, Saturday, April 16th.
The Annual Memorial Service
will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday,
April 17th at the Second Missionary
Baptist Church, 954 Kings Road,
where Rev. Dr. Odell Smith Jr., is
Pastor. Processional and seating
will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Northside Church of Christ Women's

Ministry Sponsor "Sisters Only" Weekend

"Sisters Only" Weekend, spon-
sored by the Women's Ministry at
the Northside Church of Christ,
4736 Avenue B, will make
Mother's Day Weekend really
special this year! This special
invitation is to all God's Divine
Women for this 25th Annual Lady's
Inspirational Weekend, and 7th
Annual Mother's Day Brunch.
Christian Women, mark your
calendars now. A "Meet and Greet"
Reception will begin at 6 p.m. on
Friday, May 6th.
Saturday's events begin with a
Continental Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
followed by a program. At 12 noon
the Northside Church of Christ
(NCOC) Brothers will present the
7th Annual Mother's Day Brunch.
Sunday Worship with the theme
"Am I The Woman? God's Divine
Woman?" will feature Sis.
Rhashonda Morgan, Sis. Debra
Evans, Sis. Nicola Thompson, and
Sis. Mable Morris-Dozier, all of
The Keynote Speaker will be
Sis. .Donna Thompson, of the

Stage Aurora to

Present "Mahalia"
A Gospel Musical
Stage Aurora is bringing a great
Mother's Day Gift to Jacksonville:
"Mahalia" A Gospel Musical.
This powerful play, written by
Tom Stolzt, tells the life story of
the acclaimed Mahalia Jackson,
who was voted the "best gospel
singer" in the entire world.
The play will be presented
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April
29-May 1st; and May, 6-81h, in the
Ezekiel Bryant Auditorium at FCCJ
North Campus. For ticket informa-
tion, please call (904) 765-7373.

Linwood Church of Christ, Detroit,
This special "Sisters Only" only
weekend and all events are FREE
to all, please call and reserve your
space with Jerry Harper, Chair
(904) 743-7488; or Sarah Washing-
ton, Co-Chair (904) 357-9440; or
the Church Office (904) 765-9830.

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Social News,. Coming Events etc. at
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Dinner Theatre & Women in Action to Hold First

Prayer Breakfasts
Set for First AME

The Women's Ministry and The
Master's Mighty Men of First
AME Church of Palm Coast, 91
Old Kings Road, are each having a
Prayer Breakfast, at 9 a.m. on
Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the
Church. Everyone is invited.
The FAME Inspirational Choir
will present a dinner theatre
presentation of "The Death of a
Church" is set for 5 p.m. on
Saturday, April 23rd, at the
Riverview Club, 790 Cristine Dr.,
St. Augustine Shores.
For reservations and more
information about both events, call
(386) 437-5142 or (386) 446-5759.

Community Hospice Candlelight
Service of Remembrance April 21st

Families and friends who have
experienced the death of a loved
one are invited to join Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida for a
Candlelight Service of Remem-
brance, at noon on Thursday, April
21, 2005, at the St. Thomas
Missionary Baptist Church, 5863
Moncrief Road, where Rev. Ernie
Murray Sr. is Pastor.
These spiritually focused ser-
vices, led by Community Hospice
chaplains, allow family, friends,
colleagues, health care profess-
sionals, anyone who has experi-
enced a loss during the past year, to
celebrate the memory of their loved
ones through liturgy, music and
"The highlight of the service is
when people light a candle for
someone they love who has died,"
jess McCrosky, spiritual care
manager said. "Everyone who

Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464

attends is given the opportunity to
light a candle and remember a
loved one." Each service lasts
about 45 minutes and is followed
by a reception.
For more information. Please
call (904) 596-6183.

Your Life Experiences
Are Important!
Are you getting married? Engag-
ed? Did you receive or are you
going to receive an award? Did
you go on a fantastic vacation?
Have a Family Reunion?
Planning one? News Deadline is 5
p.m. on Monday. News may be
brought to the office at 903 West'
Edgewood Ave. or faxed to (904)
765-3803 or email to: JFreePress

Sister Tongela Kelly, Director
of the Women in Action Ministry at
Little Rock Baptist Church, 1418
Van Buren Street; has announced
that "Women in Action" will hold
their 1st Annual Women's Confer-
ence with the theme, "A Spiritual
Encounter" SHAPED for God's
Service (Proverbs 31:17). All
activities will be held at the church,
except the banquet.
The Women's Conference will
hold services nightly at 7 p.m.,
Wednesday, April 20 thru Friday,
April 22, 2005.
A Community Health Fair will
be held on Saturday, April 23rd
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be
something for all men, women and
children. The Health Fair endea-
vors to meet, greet, inform, and
educate, among the participants
will be: the AIDS Network ofN.E.
Florida, American Cancer Society,
American Diabetes Association,
Fire & Rescue Dept., Sickle Cell

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Disease Assoc. of N.E. Florida; the
Women's Center of Jacksonville,
and many more.
"A Spiritual Encounter" Semi-
Formal Banquet" will highlight the
conference at 6 p.m. on Saturday
evening at the Phillipian Banquet
Hall, 7578 King Road. For tickets
and reservations, please call (904)
356-2525 or email ARTMINIS-
The Conference closing service
will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday,
April 24th.
There is no registration fee for
the conference. ALL women of the
community are invited. Come out
and be blessed.

AARP Speaker

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Address Social

Security Issues
As part of its initiative to
educate Floridians about proposed
changes to Social Security, AARP
Florida has trained a group of
volunteer speakers to give presen-
tations about "Social Security:
Proposal for Change."
Mrs.. Yvette Ridley has been
selected to speak to the community
about AARP's positions on potent-
ial changes to the Social Security
system. The presentation explains
"How Social Security Works, its
long-term problems of solvency,
and AARP's positions on proposals
to strengthen SS and the proposal
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St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church

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Weekly Services

Sunday Morning Worship 7:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Church School 9:30 a.m.
1st Sunday Holy Communion 4:50p.m.
3rd Sunday The Preached Wordfrom the Sons and Daughters
of Bethel 3:30p.m.
Wednesday Noon Service "Miracle at Midday" 12 noon 1 p.m.
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Dinner and Bible Study at 6:30p.m.

Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Jr.
Senior Pastor

Radio Ministry -
WCGL 1360 AM
Thursday 8:15 8:45 a.m.
AM 1400
Thursday 7:00 8:00 p.m.

TV Ministry -
WTLV Channel 12
Sunday 6:30 a.m.

5863 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 768-8800 Phone (904) 768-3800 Fax
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Tuesday 7:30 p.m. (Prayer Meeting and Bible Study)
Wednesday 12:00 noon (Noon Day Worship)
Thursday 7:30 p.m. (Bible Study)
St. Thomas Bible 4:00 p.m. Training Ministry (4th Sunday)

Early Morning Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.
The Lord's Supper 3:45 p.m. (First Sunday)

Pastor Ernie L. Murray, Sr.


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"Seeking the lost for Christ" Matthew 28: 19-20
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Tuesday Evening 7 p.m.-Prayer Service Wednesday 6:30-7 p.m..Bible Study
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
V1it uir web site at / E-mail

Evangel Temple Assembly of God

Nt6 iume J0 V/oit With U&

Sunday, April 17th
8:25 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
SWith God All Things Are Possible.
God Shows Up Where Faith Is Found.

Jim Raley, Sunday April 24th @ 6:00 p.m.

Pastors Cecil and Garry Wiggins
5755 Ramona Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32205


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April 14-20, 2005

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churches across the nation
are singing the praises
of Body 8 u& L
Vickie Winans, gospel artist and national Body & Soul spokesperson
"Body & Soul is a program designed for African American churches
to embrace and celebrate good health through healthy eating.
As stewards, we have a duty to encourage the people we
love to eat a healthy diet that can help reduce the risk
of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke
and many types of cancer.
Many churches have successfully used Body & Soul
to inspire members to nourish their bodiesas well as
their souls. And what better place to start than in
the church, where so many changes begin."

To request a copy of the Body & Soul program guide
for your church, call 1-800-422-6237.


You are invited to attend a

Town Hall Meeting

Monday, April 18, 2005

6 p.m.

Beauclerc Elementary School
Multi-Purpose Room
4555 Craven Road W.

Directions from downtown:
Take 1-95 south to the Baymeadows Road exit, turn right (west)
Travel Baymeadows Road to Craven Road, turn left (south).
Beauclerc Elementary is one block ahead on the right.

For more information call Cami Cooper,
Neighborhood Services Division, 630-7633.

This Town Hall Meeting is sponsored by the
Southeast CPAC (Citizens Planning Advisory Committee)

John Peyton

Charles McBurney
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WASHINGTON According to
the U. S. Department of Agricul-
ture approximately two-thirds of
Americans are overweight or obese
and more than $68 million are
spent every year for health care
related to obesity. In addition, more
than 60 percent of American adults
are not involved in regular physical
activity, and 25 percent of adults
are not active at all.
These publications provide
pertinent information that encou-
rages the incorporation of a healthy
lifestyle by American adults.
Products that include cookbooks
that provide recipes for healthier
eating; guides that give tips for
shaving off extra pounds, booklets
.that educate people on nutrients
contained in certain foods; data on
which foods to avoid to control
sugar and salt intakes; information
on acceptable and unacceptable
Hattie C. Dandridge
Grand Guild Annual

Queen's Contest
The Hattie C. Dandridge Grand
Guild of the State of Florida invites
all to attend their Annual Queen's
Contest at 7:30 p.m. on Monday,
April 18, 2005, at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel (formerly Adam's
Mark), 225 East Coastline Drive.
Admission is FREE.
The Praise Dancers of Simpson
United Methodist Church, The
Regiment of Praise, Directed by
Mr. Julius Bullock; and Songs by
Mr. Bob Spruill and Mr. Lawrence
Christain, will round out the
Lillie M. Vereen. nroaram chair.
Stanton Class '45
60th Reunion Set
For May 26-29th
Participation of all members of
the Stanton High School Class of
1945 are urged to participate in this
60th Anniversary Celebration the
weekend of May 26-29, 2005.
Class members are urged and
invited to participate in planning
meetings even if you've never
participated in past reunions. This
is a reunion that we want to make
as memorable as possible. All
ideas and suggestions are welcome.
For information about meetings
and more, please call Dorothy
Lucas, Registration Committee
Chair (904) 764-1649; George
Bustamonte, Planning Committee
Chairman(904) 751-2229; or Janie
Robinson, Planning Committee Co-
Chair (904) 768-3658.

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risk for chronic diseases.
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Mental Health & The

Black Community

Conference at EWC
JACKSONVILE The 23rd Annual
Mental Health and The Black
Community Conference will be
held Thursday Saturday, May 5, 6
& 7, 2005 on the Campus of
Historical Edward Waters College,
1658 Kings Road, Jacksonville.
Sponsored by the Northwest
Behavioral Health Services Inc. in
collaboration with The Community
Partnership for the Protection of
Children and the Association of
Black Psychologists, the confer-
ence is entitled, "Rekindling the
Love that Works, In the Family, In
the School, In the Church, and On
the Job."
This' 23rd Annual Conference is
dedicated to the memory of Felita
Patrice Rollins.
Conference sessions on May 5h
will celebrate Elders, Children and
Family, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. A Prayer
Breakfast at 8 a.m. will kick off
Friday, May 6th, with Forums and a
Job Fair scheduled through 9 p.m.
A Youth Rally will highlight
Saturday's session which also will
feature an FCAT Seminar, and a
Parents Symposium, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Meals will be served each day.
For more information please call
the NBHS at (904) 781-7797.

Children's Chorus
Spring Concert
The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus will present their Annual
Spring Concert with the theme "A
River Runs Through It" on Sunday,
May 1, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. The
benefit will be held at the Times
Union Center for the Performing
Arts. Dinner will immediately
follow the concert. For more
information and/or tickets, please
call 384-6001.

Do you know an

Unsunq Hero?

Someone who is constantly doing for others and putting
someone else's needs before their own, a friend that
goes beyond the norm? A tireless volunteer? Nominate
he or she for the Unsung Hero spotlight and they could
win a profile in the Jacksonville Free Press and a $50
gift certificate from Publix Supermarkets.

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Nebraska's Healthy Start

Fosters Fathers for Lifetime
OMAHA The Omaha Nebraska Fathers for Lifetime program held
graduation exercises for its 15th Fathers for Lifetime program. Each
graduate had successfully completed the 10-week training program.
The curriculum included classes on communication, effective co-
parenting, male-female relationships, men's health, stress and anger
management, domestic violence, financial management and father's
rights regarding child support, custody and paternity.

Fathers Graduate from "Fathers for Lifetime" program
"These men come to the program voluntarily. They not only
received good information, but they learned from each other. They all
wanted to be better fathers, and they -see the Fathers for A Lifetime
program as a way of achieving that goal," said Count F. Cook, program
coordinator. "The goal of the program is to raise the consciousness of
fathers in terms of their roles and responsibilities as a parent and a care
giver in the lives of their children," explained Cook. "We want fathers
to recognize and accept the reality that fatherhood is a lifetime
Fathers for a lifetime is a program of Omaha Healthy Start, an
initiative of the Charles Drew Health Center Inc.
-Courtesy of The Omaha Star

Expectant Parents Prepare for Stork's

Visit at Citywide Baby Shower
JACKSONVILLE- The third annual gathering where expectant parents
can learn, be entertained and experience the joys of parenthood with a
group of other expectant mothers, fathers and special guests, will be
held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at the Jacksonville
Marriott, 4670 Salisbury Road, Southpoint (off J. Turner Butler Blvd.).
Winn-Dixie is sponsoring the event to help parents and expectant
parents learn about child development and the products and services make raising a family more valuable and fun.
The event will feature Easy and Healthy Cooking demonstrations
with Chief Robert Tulko; Kids' Zone area for children to participate in
games, storytelling and face painting. There will be FREE
identification cards for children; Entertainment; Games and prizes;
Product sampling and demonstrations; Experts available to answer
questions; Special offers and coupons for attendees. Companies and
organizations focused on Family Life will be present.
The event is FREE, but you must make a reservation to attend. You
may register online at
Or if you prefer, you may call (904)245-8500.

Data Busters On Site Assistants
QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma and a minimum of
two years experience working with children in recreation or supervision
of children's programs. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college
or university is desired in counseling, guidance, social work, sociology
or related field. Ability to communicate both orally and written to chil-
dren and adults. The Data Busters Program On-Site Assistant is re-
sponsible for the coordination of all youth activities at assigned cam-
pus/work sight, monitor student work performance and monitoring stu-
dent classroom activities. Must have transportation.
Apply in person: 421 W. Church St. Ste 705, Jacksonville, FL 32202
or fax resume to: (904) 791-9299 Attn: Human Resources Dept.; Re-
sumes accepted until Friday, April 15, 2005.
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Family & Community Services Manager-I
Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, or Business
Administration, and five years of experience in Social Services or
related fields; Computer experience; Year-for-year experience may be
substituted for the required education; Responsible for coordinating and
supervising all phases of activities that include: Planning, Organizing,
and Implementing program services designed to increase family self-
sufficiency. Apply in person: 421 W. Church St. Ste 705, Jacksonville,
FL 32202 or fax resume to: (904) 791-9299 Attn: Human Resources
Dept.; Resumes accepted until Tuesday, April 19, 2005.

Simmons and Joyner Pediatrics
Charles E. Simmons, III, M.D.
James A. Joyner, IV, M.D.

Specializing in the Diseases

of Infants, Children

Through Adolescence

P.H.E.O. Medical Center, Suite 1
1771 Edgewood Avenue, West
Jacksonville, FL 32208

(904) 766-1106
Office Hours By Appointment

AARP Take Stand On Social security

Eat Healthy and Live Longer with
Health & Nutrition Publications

AARP stated this month that as
Congress grapples with Social Se-
curity's future, many ideas are on
the table, with issues of solvency
defining the debate. AARP states
that it remains open to many
options and, is firmly committed to
protecting and strengthening the
AARP Supports
*Offering individual retirement
accounts in addition to Social
*Raising the cap on wages
subject to Social Security tax so
that 90 percent of wages nation-
wide would be covered.
*Making the Social Security
system universal, with everyone
sharing its obligations and benefits.
*Investing a portion of the trust
fund in a total market index fund to
increase the return. By law, the
trust fund now may be invested
only in government bonds.
AARP Opposes
*Creating "carve-out" private

Home Decorating Course

Offered by Extension Service

The Extension Family and Con-
sumer Sciences Office will sponsor
a home decorating course through
the mail beginning in early June.
The eight-lesson study course will
run for two months with a set of
four lessons being sent each
month. A certificate of completion
form the University of Florida will
be given upon completion of the
The course is geared to provide
basic decorating information on a
range of topics. Each lesson will
contain literature to completely
cover each topic plus a test on the
lesson content for those persons
desiring a completion certificate.
The following eight-lesson topics

1. Design in Home Furnishings
2. Decorating with Color and
3. Furniture Arrangement.
4. Selection and Use of Acces-
5. Window Treatment
6. Selection of Carpets and Rugs
7. Selection of Furniture and
8.History of Furniture and the
Art of Combining Furniture Styles
The first set of four lessons will
be mailed in mid June. The last set
of four lessons will be mailed in
July. Further inquiries about the
course may be made by calling the
Extension Office at 904/387-8855.

FAMU Alumni Association Meeting
The Jacksonville Chapter of the FAMU Alumni Association will
host it's monthly meeting on May 14 at the Northwest Library on Edge-
wood Aye. from 10:00 AM 12:00 PM. For more information, please
call (904) 910-7829.
Juneteenth Celebration
Join the Chamber at Celeb's Corer, 736 A. Phillip Randolph Blvd.
on June 17 from 6pm 10pm for a celebration of fellowship and re-
nembrance with community business partners for the annual Juneteenth
Celebration. Fest\ liiie will kick offat -. .: ....

Volunteer a Helping Hand
Shopping Spree Deputy. Assist with Shopping Spree for Duval Co.
teachers who have received the Regional Winners of the 2004 United
Way of Northeast Florida Campaign designation. Date: April 21
Contact: Jason Simpson 398-3239.
Helping Hands Annual Walk and Picnic On April 23 volunteers are
invited to assist Helping Hands Ministry raise funds for the food bank,
clothes closet and transitional housing for the homeless by participating
in the walk and soliciting sponsors. Enjoy the picnic after the walk. All
ages are welcome. If you are a youth group come out and-compete with
other youth groups to see who can raise the most money! Contact: James
Stackhouse 247-1947.
Paint the Town! Join The Housing Partnership of Jacksonville, Inc.
in this intensive neighborhood home rehabilitation program which works
with professional construction crews to paint, landscape and make
essential home repairs. Supplies, training and food provided. April 30 -
May 7th Minimum age: 16. Contact: Beverly Keneagy, 398-4424 x 207.

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accounts diverting payroll contribu-
tions away from Social Security.
*Indexing benefits to prices
instead of wages.
*Reducing the COLA.
*Increasing the retirement age.
AARP urges members to
share their comments at www or
you may write to: BulletinSolvency
AARP, 601 E Street N.W.,
Washington, DC 20049.
NEA Speaks Out on
Social Security Issues
The National Education Asso-
ciation (NEA) said this month that
"Privatizing Social Security will
hurt many NEA members and that
continuation of unfair offsets that
deny Social Security benefits will
hurt many more. Join the NEA in
fighting Social Security privatize-
tion. Privatizing Social Security
will hurt all workers.

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Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Colleen M. Castille reads to students

DEP Secretary Reads to Ribault Students

Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP) Secretary
Colleen M. Castille joined 31 sev-
enth grade science and English
students from Ribault Middle
School to read Hoot by Carl
Hiaasen. Part of the second annual
Read Together, Florida project
launched by Governor Jeb Bush,
the students read the environmental
novel and discussed the importance
of protecting and conserving Flor-
ida's natural resources.
"The Read Together, Florida
project provides an excellent op-
portunity to improve reading skills
while energizing students about the
environment," said Secretary Cas-
tille. "Hoot allows students to es-

cape into the Everglades, save en-
dangered burrowing owls and come
face to face with water moccasins."
Chosen as this year's Read To-
gether, Florida book, Hoot leads
readers through the harrowing ad-
ventures of a seventh grader named
Roy who is confronted with the
possible destruction of local bur-
rowing owls. Through the fictional
tale, students learn about endan-
gered species, America's Ever-
glades and environmental chal-
lenges. Read Together, Florida is
a statewide one book/one state -
literacy project designed to encour-
age all Floridians to read and share
the same book, enhancing the love
of reading.

This year, the Read Together,
Florida project expanded to in-
clude a writing contest for middle
school students. The contest en-
courages students to write an alter-
native ending for Hoof. A first,
second and third place winner will
be selected by a panel of educators,
business and literacy leaders across
Florida. The first-place winner will
win a walk-on role in the motion
picture Hoot, set to begin filming
this summer. Additionally, the win-
ner will visit Governor Bush in
Tallahassee and have their essay
published in Beginnings, a journal
for first-time writers published by
the Florida Center for the Literary

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Tyler Perry's "Madea" Now Penning New Book

Tyler Perry, the ground-breakin
popular playwright and performed
who created the #1 hit movie, Diar
of A Mad Black Woman, will wril
his first book, Don't Make A Blac
Woman Take Off Her Earrings
Madea's Uninhibited Commentarif
on Love and Life, to be published i
2006. Tyler Perry shares unique
wise, endearing, and ferocious
funny observations, advice, and b(
liefs in his book through the voice (
his beloved character Madea Sin
mons, the outrageous, irreveren
gun-toting grandmother at the
center of Diary of A Mad Black
Woman and other productions
Tyler Perry says, "I hope that
my book will continue the same I
spirit of my other works; to make
people laugh and give them some-
thing to think about to help their
lives. As usual, Madea is insist-
ing on having the first word."
One of America's most success-
ful young playwrights, Tyler
Perry is also an immensely popu-
lar director, producer and actor.
starring in his own productions,
including the recently released
#1 hit movie based on his stage
show, Diary of a Mad Black
Woman, which has grossed
more than $50 million at the
box office.
Within the span of only six
years, Tyler Perry went from beir
homeless "out on the streets" to se]
ing out theaters everywhere. He ha
accomplished this feat with not on
one production, but with sev
shows, having successfully tour
the nation to standing room on
crowds and thus creating a change
the history of urban theater.

Raised in New Orleans in an abu-
sive household, Perry was inspired
by Oprah Winfrey to write a series of
letters to himself in 1992 in an effort
to find a catharsis for his own child-
hood pain. Those letters would form
the basis for his first hit musical, I
Know I've Been Changed, a rousing
stage play about adult survivors of
child abuse. Perry continues to re-
,eive,,fan mail. from people wliqtalk
about how seeing that show changed
their lives.
In 1998, Bishop T. D. Jakes saw I

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as the Woman, Thou Art Loosed stage
ly play which Perry helped rewrite,
en produce and direct as well as han-
ed dling everything from make-up to
ly stage-managing and production de-
in sign. The re-worked Woman, Thou
Art Loosed production grossed over

$5 million in just five months. In
2000, Bishop Jakes again asked
Perry to work on his musical, Behind
Closed Doors. He was ultimately
nominated for four NAACP Theatre
Awards for his production of this
Perry's I Can Do Bad All By My-
self opened in the year 2000 to rave
reviews and sold-out houses. The
production only played in. live mar-
kets, yet grossed $1 million-
plus. Perry was nominated for the
Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding
Lead Actor for his role as Madea,
becoming the first Urban Theatre
actor to be nominated for this pres-
tigious award.
Perry's second independent but
fifth touring project, Diary of a
Mad Black Woman, opened to a
full house in New Orleans in Janu-
ary 2001 and played to sold out
audiences everywhere. A year
later, Madea's Family Reunion, a
production in which Perry once
again donned the Madea Simmons
personae, began touring In Janu-
ary 2003, Madea's Class Reunion -
The Class That Had No Class,
debuted to more SRO crowds.
As a result of the success of the
astounding Madea character, Perry
branched out further to portray
more of life's ups and downs by
shining the comedic spotlight an
David & Tamela Mann in the 2004-
2005 debut and tour of Meet the
Browns. This play, not featuring
-Madea, generated overwhelmingly
positive responses to another favorite
character, Mr. Leroy Brown. Fol-
lowing the success of Meet the,
Browns, Perry began touring Madea
Goes to Jail in January 2005.



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She Speak
All poet, lyricists, singers and
musicians are invited to attend She
Speaks. The .event will be each
Wednesday from 8:00 p.m. 10:00
p.m. at the Fuel Cafe (1037 Park
St.) Poets get 1st Drink Free! For
more information, please call 502-
Learn to Read
Tutoring Sessions
Learn To Read is sponsoring its
Winter Tutoring sessions to prepare
volunteers to tutor in the
Jacksonville Reads Adult Literacy
Program. Potential tutors will be
required to attend two sessions.
Session will be held on Saturdays
and Thursdays each month
throughout March. For more
information, call 399-8894.
Free GED Classes and
ABE Classes
Applications are now being
accepted for the spring semester
GED and ABE classes at
Community Connections/A.L.
Lewis Center, 3655 Ribault Scenic
Dr. GED Classes are held on
Monday and Wednesdays from
9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and ABE
classes are held on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m. This is a free program
which offers individual in-depth
instruction. Free childcare is
available to parents with children
from age six weeks to three years
old. Also, transportation is
provided for persons in 06, 08, and
09 zip codes areas. For additional
information, please call 764-5686.
Dangerous Curves
Lasting Impressions Fashion
Ensemble, Inc. will present The
Dangerous Curves Health and
Beauty Extravaganza on Saturday,
April 16, 2005, at the Ritz Theater
& La Villa Museum. The theme for
the event, "Celebrating Women -
Mind, Body & Spirit!" will join
together women across
Jacksonville they shop, entertain
and become renewed. The
reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and
fashion show begins at 7:00 p.m.
Proceeds" from the event will
benefit The Hubbard House. For
more information, please call 714-

Poetry Slam
The Five Year Celebration of
Soul Release Poetry continues with
the $150 Soul Release Poetry Slam
at Henrietta's Caf6, 9'h and Main,
on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 7:30
p.m. The first 15 poets to sign up
can compete for $150 cash and
other prizes, to pre-register email Each
poem should be no longer than 3
minutes in length, although a 10
second grace period can be given.
For more information, please call
Free Health Fair
On Saturday, April 16, 2005,
St. Vincent's Family Medicine
Center, 2627 Riverside Ave. will
hold a free health fair from 10:00
a.m. 2:00 p.m. The St. Vincent's
Staff will offer a community health
fair with lectures and free
screenings for cholesterol, vision,
speech, hearing and body fat
measurement. Mammograms will
be available by appointment only at
308-3780. For more information,
please call 308-5465.
Broadway Play:
The Producers
The long running Award
winning play "The Producers" will
be in Jacksonville, April 12-17,
2005 at the Times Union Center for
the Performing Arts. The Mel
Brooks penned production has been
dubbed one of the funniest,
fearlessly irreverent things ever
seen on stage. For ticket
information, please call 632-3373.

Scholarship Banquet
Empowerment Resources Inc.
will present Journey Into
Womanhood's first Annual Charity
Scholarship Banquet, an awards
celebration honoring youth on
Saturday, April 16, 2005. The
begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m.
followed by a dinner at 7:30 p.m.
The banquet will be held at the
Radisson Riverwalk Hotel, 1515
Prudential Dr. The evening will
feature a generational address on
the topic of a personal journey into
womanhood from Atty. Anja
Chauhan,. Arvella Townsend and
Dr. Lois Gibson. For tickets or
other information, please call 268-

Sapelo Island
Descendants Meeting
There will be a very important
meeting of all Sapelo Island
descendants on Friday, April 15,
2005 at the Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity House, 3717 W.
Moncrief Rd. The president of the
island's preservation society will be
on hand to discuss land related
issues and other topics of interest.
For more information, please call
Gracie Lewis Chandler at 751-
Management Seminar
The National African-American
Women's Leadership Institute will
present a seminar on Self-
Management, "A Strategic Tool for
Effective Leadership". Participants
will join other working women and
benefit from skills building
workshops and networking
opportunities. The forum will take
place on April 15, 2005 from 8:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m. at the University
of North Florida University Center.
For more information, please call
3rd Annual Diabetes
Exposed Program
On Saturday, April 16, 2005,
the American Diabetes Association
will be holding its third annual
Diabetes Exposed program. The
event will be held at the Bethelite
Conference Center, 5865 Arlington
Expwy, from 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Admission is $5.00 at the door,
parking is free, and children 12 and
under are free. $1.00 off admission
coupons are available if you call
the ADA office. For more
information, please call 730-7200,
ext 3064.
Soul Release
Poetry Slam
On Saturday, April 16, 2005 at
7:30 p.m., the $150 Soul Release
Poetry Slam will take place at
Henrietta Caf6/ 9th and Main,
Gallery, 1850 Main St. in the
Springfield area. There will also be
a limited open mic for poets who
do not want to slam. For more
information, please call 626-2812.
First Coast
C.A.R.E.S. Meeting
The general meeting of the First
Coast C.A.R.E.S. (Consortium for
AIDS Resources, Evaluation and
Services) will be held on
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at
Smith Auditorium, Duval County
Health Department, 515 W. 6th St.
at 5:00 p.m. For more information,
lease call 39.4-5733.

Duval County Retired
Education Association
All newly retired teachers are
urged to attend a special meeting at
The Singleton Center, 150 E. First
St. on April 17, 2005. The regular
social reception will start at 9:30
and the meeting will be held at
10:15. The organization offers a
cultural and educational home for
readjusting your life and offers
permanent ways to stay on a serene
and healthy track of pride and
enjoyment. For more information,
please contact Mrs. Mildred
Goldman, President at 665-0059.
Queen's Contest
The Hattie C. Dandridge Grand
Guild of the State of Florida will
hold their annual Queen's Contest
on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 7:30
p.m. The contest will be held at
The Hyatt Regency Hotel (formerly
The Adams Mark Hotel), 225 E.
Coastline Dr. Admission will be
free. For more information, please
call Lillie M. Vereen at 696-9344.
Ponte Vedra
Art Festival
Sawgrass Village will host over
150 artists for the 11th Annual
Ponte Vedra Beach Art Festival.
Slated for Saturday and Sunday,
April 23-24, 2005, the two-day
event will feature fine art from
every end of the spectrum,
including sculpture, photography,
ceramics, painting, digital art,
jewelry and more. The festival will
run from 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
and admission is free. Sawgrass
Village is located on A1A, south of
J. Turner Blvd. For more
information, patrons can call (954
472-3755 or visit
RAP Home Tour
Riverside Avondale
Preservation will present their 31st
Annual Spring Tour of Homes on
Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and
24, 2005 in the Riverside Avondale
Historic District. Hours are 10:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and
12 noon 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, please call
Spring Tour of Homes
The 31st Annual Spring Tour of
Homes of the Riverside Avondale
Historic District will be held on
April 23-24, 2005 from 10:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. The self guided tour of
the neighborhood will feature the
largest variety of architectural
styles in Florida. For more
information, please call 389-2449.

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Dianne Reeves
In Concert
Dianne Reeves, the first artist in
Grammy history to win the "Best
Jazz Vocal Album" category three
years in a row will be in concert at
the UNF arena on Thursday, April
21, 2005 from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
For more information, please call
the UNF Ticket Box Office at 620-
How to Start a
Mentoring Program
The Kesler Mentoring
Connection will present the Power
of Two: How to Start and Maintain
a Mentoring Program on April 21,
2005 from 9:00a.m. 4:00p.m. The
class will be held at 9700 Phillips
Highway, Suite2 in the Arts Center.
The workshop is for organizations
who want to incorporate one-to-one
mentoring. The six hour training is
designed to equip organizations
with the best practices in program
management. For more information
or questions regarding the
workshop, please contact Cindy
Harpman, Executive Director 224-
Etiquette Club Meeting
The White Glove Social Grace
& Etiquette Club for Young Ladies
will hold and interest meeting for
young ladies 12-17 on Saturday,
April 23, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. The
meeting will take place at the
Beaver Street Enterprise Center,
1225 W. Beaver St. The club is an
organization established for the
purpose of self esteem and is
independent of any social or Greek
letter organization. All Young
Ladies must be accompanied by
Parent or Guardian. For more
information, or to reserve your
space, please call Karen
Washington at 714-3537.
Ask an Expert
The Beaver Street Enterprise
Center for Small Business
Resource Network presents "Ask
an Expert" on April 26, 2005 from
12 noon 1:00 p.m. at Beaver St.
Enterprise Center, 1225 W. Beaver
St. This free event will feature a
panel of experts comprised of an
accountant, a business attorney,
banker, and an insurance agent who
will spend an hour answering small
business questions. Reservations
are required as seating is limited.
To register or for more information,
please call 620-2477.
Free Ritz
Chamber Performance
The Ritz Chamber Players will
perform a commissioned musical
score inspired by the art collection
of the Jacksonville Museum of
Modern Art (JMOMA). The work,
entitled "Night Bloom", was
commissioned by the Museum and
completed by award-winning
composer Stella Sung,
distinguished professor of music at
the University of Central Florida in
Orlando. The concert will be held
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the
Jacksonville Museum of Modern
Art, 333 N. Laura St. in downtown
Jacksonville. A question-and-
answer session with the composer
will follow along with a reception.
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Community Hospice
Food Drive
The Auxiliary of Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida will
hold a Food Drive on Wednesday,
April 27, 2005 from 8:00 a.m. -
4:00 p.m. at 'the Earl B. Harlow
Center for Caring, 4266 Sunbeam
Rd. Items needed include foods
such as canned meats, individual
puddings, fruit, soups, pasta and
sauce, peanut butter, jellies, and
toiletries. The Auxiliary is also
selling $1 tickets for a May 3rd
drawing. Prizes include a 24" flat
screen stereo/surround sound
television, 14-carat gold jewelry,
artwork and more. Winners do not
have to be present at the time of the
drawing. For more information,
please call 268-0803.
A Gospel Musical
Stage Aurora will bring to
Jacksonville Mahalia A Gospel
Musical. The theater's spring
performances will be on April 29,
30 and May 1 in addition to May
6-8. The play tells the life story of
Mahalia Jackson. Performances
will be held in the Bryant
Auditorium at FCCJ North
Campus. For ticket information,
please call 765-7373.
World of Nations
The Annual World of Nations
Celebration will be held April 28 -
May 1, 2005 at Metropolitan Park.
Join your friends and neighbors on
an exciting trip around the globe at
the 13th Annual World of Nations
Celebration. Participants will
celebrate the rich cultural traditions
and unique heritage of people from
around the world through cuisine,
artistry and customs from lands
near and far. Saturday night
features an incredible fireworks
showcase choreographed to music
specialty chosen for the World of
Nations Celebration. For more
information, please call 630-3690.
Shrimp Festival
The Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival will be held in historic
downtown Fernandina Beach,
April 29, 30 & May 1, 2005, and
the Annual Shrimp Festival Pirate
Parade will be held Thursday, April
28, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. For more
information, visit
Spring Concert
The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus will present their Annual
Spring Concert with the theme "A
River Runs Through It" on Sunday,
May 1, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. The
benefit will be held at the Times
Union Center for the Performing
Arts. Dinner will immediately
follow the concert. For more
information and/or tickets, please
call 384-6001.
FAMU Alumni
Association Meeting
The Jacksonville Chapter of the
FAMU Alumni Association will
host its monthly meeting on May
14, 2005 at the Northwest Library
on Edgewood Ave. from 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. For more information,
lease call 910-7829.

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liOllyWOod GOSSip SiP Unusual Surge in Black Lead Roles

'TIME': Artists make magazine's second list.
Jamie Foxx and Jay-Z are in a class with President
Bush and ex-con Martha Stewart according to "Time"
magazine's second annual "Time 100" list of the
world's most influential people.
Jay-Z made the cut for his December
move into the presidency of Universal
Music Group's Def Jam label; Foxx
earned a spot for implanting his foot
firmly into Oscar territory with legit-
making turns in "Collateral" and "Ray,"
the latter earning him an Academy
Award for best actor.
Mogul saves some change in child-support payments.
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is
getting a break on his monthly
child-support payments. A ruling
by the state Supreme Court's
Appellate Division shaved
$13,000 off of Combs monthly -
Combs is still responsible for
$21,782.08 to his ex Misa Hyl-
ton-Brim, the mother of his old-
est son, Justin. Last year he was
ordered to pay her $35,000 a month in child support,
plus nearly $400,000 in arrears and $60,000 in attor-
neys' fees.
The new discounted payment is still almost four
times as much as the $5,000 he was shelling out
before the initial ruling. But the additional funds were
requested for such necessities as private school tuition, a
full-time nanny, and round-the-clock security, not to
mention he was paying his other baby's mama, model
Kim Porter, $30,000 a month in child support.
Nevertheless, Combs appealed the decision, and the
monthly payment was decreased. The court ruled that
judges were wrong to use Combs' payment to Porter as
a "yardstick in deciding what to pay Brim," published
reports say.

Designer claims Ashanti hasn't returned wares.
The New York Post reports that fash-
ion-savvy singer Ashanti may be profil-
ing in gear that doesn't belong to her.
Her stylist, Rosie Michel, claims she
packed up designer duds for Ashanti to
sport in an Herbal Essences TV commer-
cial, but the jewelry and clothing- worth ,
over $2,000 didn't make it back to the
designer's showroom. Designer Nicole
Romano has made several calls to Michel, but to no
Ashanti's camp says they haven't the slightest idea
what the designer is talking about.
New recordings uncovered.
Jazz fans will hopefully soon be able to discover
something new from Theloni-
ous Monk and John Coltrane
again. During The Library of
Congress has announced the
discovery of a previously un-
known recording by the two
The announcement came as
the organization revealed this year's additions to its Na-
tional Recording Registry, including Astronaut Neil
Armstrong's first words from the moon, speeches by
President Wilson and Gen. Douglas MacArthur and
songs by Al Jolson, Muddy Waters and Nirvana and
other recordings set aside for special preservation.
The newly discovered performance by pianist Monk
and saxophonist Coltrane at Carnegie Hall was never
commercially recorded, the library representatives said.
Rapper's Pimp Juice scholars awarded $5,000.
Nelly is giving away money to two pimps. The rap
star announced the two winners of his P.I.M.P. Scholar-
ships. Teamed with the Fillmore Street Brewery, which
manufactures Pimp Juice, Nelly set up the Positive. In-
tellectual. Motivated. Person. Scholar Program in 2004
to aid students who deserve recognition for the academ-
ics and extracurricular activities.
The scholarship of $5,000 was awarded to Bryan
Hughes of Howard University and Joyce Jackson of St.
Louis University. In addition to the money, the two stel-
lar students get the chance to hang with Nelly backstage
at one of his upcoming concerts.
Hughes and Jackson were the big winners from 10
contest finalists from all over the country. All 10 of the
finalists were awarded PIMP Juice promotional packs
and two tickets to a Nelly concert.
Next up for Nelly and the beverage co is PJ Tight,
low carb version of Pimp Juice.

First Denzel and now James Earl
Jones. It looks like the Great White
Way is getting little color.
Thursday night, the second Broad-
way production in less than a week
to feature black stars in roles origi-
nally played by white actors opened.
"On Golden Pond," first a
Broadway hit with Tom Aldredge
and Frances Sternhagen, then an
acclaimed movie starring Henry
Fonda and Katherine Hepburn, cur-
rently stars Jones and Leslie Ug-
gams in the roles made famous.
While this seems to be large step
toward erasing color lines in theater,
stage aficionados say that the recent
flush of black leads may be more
due to celebrity than creating equal

Actor James Earl Jones, left, and former Secretary of State Colin
Powell celebrate at the opening night party for the broadway re-

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Pianist Benito Gonzalez acknowledges the audience after
The Ritz Theater hosted the Jacksonville Jazz Festival's ar
ano Competition netting a $3,500 top prize for Venezuela
Benito Gonzalez. Each contestant performed three songs of h
ing. One was a solo performance; the other two were backed
mer Danny Gottlieb and bassist Richard Drexler. FM Powell PHC

vival of 'On Golden Pond,' star-
azz ring Jones, Leslie Uggams and
a z Powell's daughter, Linda Powell,
ition in New York.
opportunities in the famous theater
district. Insiders, Reuters reports,
contend that for non-blockbuster
black actors, playwrights, directors,
musicians, designers, and crew
members the struggle continues.
"It's not so much a black issue as
a green issue," says Suzan-Lori
Parks, a leading black playwright
whose Topdog/Underdog earned a
Pulitzer Prize in 2002. But as re-
ported, the quest for green does not
S always parallel the quest for diver-
'- sity, particularly when the typical
theatergoer is white, middle to up-
Sper-middle class, and quite mature.
Robert Falls, artistic director of
Chicago's Goodman Theatre and
Former director of Disney's "The
Lion King" says, "Broadway is still
decades behind the rest of the coun-
Stry" in racial and ethnic inclusive-
ness. "There are a lot of regional
theaters where the work is reflective
Sof the community, but you don't see
.- thaton Broadway or even off-
Broadway. I'm appalled when I go
his per- to a musical and see a chorus of 20
people with just one black man and
annual Pi- one black woman. And they're al-
n pianist ways paired off together. It's so
is choos- retro and conservative, it's madden-
by drum- ing." It's no wonder they call it the
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Easy Menu for a Perfect Sunday Brunch

by Joyce White
The menu features a cheese and onion pie or tart, made with
eggs and milk or cream, like a quiche. A salad tossed with
olives, shrimp, crabmeat or lobster chunks and a vinaigrette
with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of chopped dill or
cilantro added, is a perfect match for the pie. Serve with a bas-
ket of warm tortillas or wedges of pita bread.
For a sweet ending, serve French madeleines, the oval
shaped little cakes similar to our Southern tea cakes, that are

baked in a pan that has scalloped cups. The madeleine pan is available at housewares
stores, such as Williams-Sonoma. Or turn the batter into cupcakes and bake in tiny
four ounce muffins tins, filling the cups about half full.
You can make the madeleines or cupcakes in advance, for they freeze well and will
also keep in a close container for several days. Drizzle the cakes with chocolate sauce,
if you like. For soulful sips, consider a chardonnay wine from California, made by pro-
ducers such as La Crema, Estancia or Francisan. Enjoy the show and the brunch.
The following recipes are developed from my cookbooks, "Soul Food" and "Brown

Spring onions with white fat bulbs
and green stems are best for this
1 9-inch pie crust or 10-inch tart
crust, partially baked (See direc-
tions below)
2 to 3 tablespoons olive, grape-
seed, peanut or corn oil
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced white
onions with stems, preferably
Vidalia or from Texas
2 to 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon curry powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup milk

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the week by inviting friends and
family over for a casual patio
party. Treat your guests to a
delightful dinner that's easy to pre-
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Mixing great grilled food and
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for outdoor entertaining.

Grilled Chicken & Vegetable
/cup olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons McCormick Grill
Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning
fi teaspoon McCormick Italian
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken
Assorted vegetable pieces
Combine first 4 ingredients in
large, self-closing plastic bag or
glass bowl. Cut chicken into 1 1/2-
inch cubes; add to bag or bowl.
Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes
or longer for extra flavor. Remove
chicken from marinade; discard
marinade. Spear chicken and veg-

2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon mustard
1 1/2 cups packed grated sharp
cheddar cheese, white or yellow
Prepare or buy a 9-inch pie crust
or 10-inch tart crust, place in pan
and partially bake according to
directions below. Set aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a
medium size skillet. Add the
onions, parsley, curry, salt, pepper
and cayenne. Saute over medium
heat, stirring, for about 5 minutes or
until the onions are just tender, but
not browned.
Stir in the flour and cook, stir-
ring, 2 minutes more. Remove the
pan from the heat and set aside.

Combine in a medium bowl the
milk, eggs and mustard and beat
until well blended. Stir in the
onions and 1 cup of the cheese and
mix well.
Pour the milk-onion mixture into
the partially baked pie crust.
Sprinkle over the remaining 1/2 cup
cheese. Set the pie on the bottom
shelf of the oven and bake for 30 to
35 minutes or until the pie is set and
a knife comes out clean when
inserted into the center of the pie.
Let set a few minutes and then
cut into wedges for serving. Makes
4 to 6 servings.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cover the crust with a sheet of
foil--heavy duty works best--and
then fill the pan with about 3 cups
of dried beans, peas, rice or maca-
roni. (The dried beans or rice or
macaroni can be stored in a contain-
er and used over and over again.)
Set the pie crust on the lower oven
shelf, the hottest part of the oven.
Bake the crust 15 to 16 minutes or
until it is set and dry. Carefully
remove the foil and the dried ingre-
dients. If the crust has ir bubbles,
gently prick with a fork to deflate.
Bake the crust 3 to 4 minutes
longer of until just lightly brown.
Remove the crust from the oven,
cool the crust for a few minutes, and

then brush liberally iith
egg white.

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (12
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, not
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 large eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Place the butter in a small heavy
saucepan or skillet and melt over
low heat. Stir in the lemon peel,

Shown above are Grilled Chicen & vegetable Kabobs and Zesty Red Wine Herb Steak

tables on metal skewers. Lightly
sprinkle chicken and vegetables
with additional chicken seasoning.
Grill kabobs 10 to 15 minutes, turn-
ing frequently. Makes 6 servings

Sunset Patio Pasta
4 to 5 cups assorted vegetable
pieces (such as zucchini, yellow
squash, bell pepper, mushrooms
and onion)
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 teaspoons McCormick Grill

Mates Montreal Chicken
Seasoning, divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
8 ounces penne pasta, cooked and
Toss vegetables with 1 tablespoon
oil and 1 teaspoon chicken season-
ing. Place vegetables in grill basket
or on skewers; grill until tender,
about 8 to 10 minutes, turning fre-
quently. In small bowl, combine
lemon juice, 3 tablespoons oil and 2
teaspoons chicken seasoning. In

large bowl, toss lemon juice mix-
ture with cooked pasta and vegeta-
bles. Serve warm or chilled. Makes
6 servings

Zesty Red Wine and Herb Steak
1 tablespoon McCormick Grill
Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 tablespoon McCormick Italian
1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

/cup olive oil
/cup red wine
2 lbs top round steak, 1-inch thick
Combine first 6 ingredients in
large, self-closing bag or glass
bowl. Add steak and marinate in
refrigerator 30 minutes or longer
for extra flavor. Remove steak from
marinade; discard marinade. Grill
or broil steak 8 to 12 minutes per
side or to desired doneness. Slice on
diagoiial and serve. Makes 6 serv-

nutmeg and vanilla extract, mixing
well. Immediately remove the pan
from the heat and set aside to cool
the butter.
Sift together the flour and bak-
ing powder and set aside.
Generously butter two madeleine
pans with large 3-inch molds and
set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Combine the eggs, sugar and salt
in a large bowl or in the bowl of a
standing mixer fitted with a whisk.
Beat the eggs and sugar on high
speed until the mixture is light and
lemony and more than doubled in
volume, scrapping the sides with a
rubber spatula, for 6 to 8 minutes.
Remove the bowl from the mixer
if using a standing mixer. Sprinkle
over the flour and carefully fold
into the beaten eggs. Then pour
over the melted butter and fold into
the batter, being careful not to beat
the batter after adding the flour.
With the aid of a rubber spatula,
spoon a generous tablespoon of bat-
ter into each mold, filling to the top.
Set the madeleine pan on the
middle oven rack and bake for 12 to
14 minutes, or until the cakes are
light golden on the top but nut
brown at the edges, and slight
shrunk from the pan.
Set the pan of madeleines on a
wire rack for a minute or so to cool.
Then immediately remove the cakes
from the molds, running a thin
metal spatula or knife around the
edges to release the madeleines
from the molds.
Fill the second pan with the bat-
ter the same way. Or if you are only
using one pan, wipe away crumbs
in the mold with paper toweling.
Butter again, refill with batter and
bake the batter the same way.
If not eating immediately, rewarm
the madeleines in a 350 degree oven
for a few minutes before serving.
The cakes also freeze well. Make
24 three-inch size madeleines.


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