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Spelman Ends Sports Program in
Exchange for Student Wellness
Spelman College, has made the choice to abandon its athletic pro-
gram in exchange for improved fitness facilities and a more inclusive
wellness program for its students.
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatun told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
"\\ hen I was looking at the decision, it wasn't being driven by the cost
as much as the benefit. With $1 million, 80 student athletes are bene-
fiting. Or. should we invest in a wellness program that would touch
every student's life? One out of every two students has high blood pres-
sure, Type 2 diabetes or is obese."
Spelman will be using funds previously allocated to sports to reno-
vate the school's Read Hall, which was built in the 1950s, into a state-
of-the-art fitness facility open for longer hours.
"We are trying to meet students where they are in terms of their inter-
est, but also helping them understand that the elements of wellness ...
are the kinds of things that are going to help them avoid the kinds of
illnesses that are killing African-American women far too early,"
Tatum said.

Pot Legalized in 2 States Dealing

Major Blow to War on Drugs
Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recre-
ational marijuana in the prohibition era on Tuesday, dealing a major
blow to the war on drugs. Medical marijuana was also legalized in
Massachusetts, underlining long-running trends in public opinion
toward more permissive attitudes on drugs.
"'To put this into historical context, there is no historical context," said
Tom Angell, spokesperson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
"It's the first time any state has ever voted to legalize marijuana -- and
two of them did it."
The votes marked a significant shift from decades of tough-on-crime
policies that burned through $1 trillion in tax dollars over 40 years, led
to the arrest of 850,000 Americans for marijuana law violations in 2010
alone, and fueled the rise of deadly drug cartels abroad. Both ballot
measures would legalize recreational marijuana use only for adults, and
cannabis would remain a controlled substance under federal law.
Oregon was the lone state where legalization appears to have lost,
with 55 percent of voters opposed. Support there may have been ham-
strung by the public profile of Measure 80's primary backer, pot entre-
preneur Paul Stanford, who was charged with failure to pay state
income tax in 2011.

Busweiser Asks to be

Removed from Denzel's Flight
Anheuser-Busch has reportedly asked Paramount to obscure all
images of its flagship beer in the Denzel Washington movie "Flight,"
reports In the drama, Washington plays an airline pilot
accused of drinking before captaining a plane. It includes scenes show-
ing Washington consuming alcoholic beverages, including Budweiser
and assorted vodka brands.
The well-reviewed film opened at No. 2 over the weekend with
$25M. Now, according to wire reports, Budweiser vice president
Robert McCarthy has written a letter to director Robert Zemeckis'
Image Movers and to Paramount saying Anheuser-Busch had "no
knowledge of the use or portrayal of Budweiser" before or during the
film's production and were not contacted by the studio.
According to the Associated Press, experts say "Flight" is unlikely to
run afoul of trademark protections, as courts have ruled products can be
featured in films regardless of whether the companies approve, as long
as their appearance is artistically relevant.

9 Florida Men Arrested for Running

Youth Football Gambling Ring
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. Broward County authorities arrested
nine men, including several coaches, in connection with an extensive
youth football gambling ring South Florida. The high stakes bets
included a $100,000 wager on the South Florida Youth Football League
championship game.
The investigation started when ESPN investigative reporter Paula
Lavigne brought officials surveillance video showing parents openly
exchanging money in the stands.
The league, which has existed since 1986, has 22 teams and 6,000
players ranging from pee wee to teenagers in three counties. Many
of the kids come from low-income homes and poor neighborhoods. The
league's website explicitly prohibits gambling, warning that if anyone
is caught gambling they will be asked to leave parks.
According to the investigation, the coaches set point spreads but there
was no evidence of points being shaved or games being thrown. There
was also no evidence that the players, some as young as 9-years-old,
were aware of the bets.
Authorities allege that the ringleader ran a fake barbershop named
"Red Carpet Kutz", complete with barber's chairs and vending
machines, as a front for a gambling house. When the shop was raided,
they found a hallway leading to a gambling room where Bivins and
others took bets on pro, college and youth games.
Authorities seized nearly $40,000 from the barbershop and another
$20,000 from his home. Broward authorities said all nine of the men
have extensive criminal histories, including various weapons charges.

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Jacksonville, Florida

8000+ Attend 43rd NW Classic
Shown above is N\V Classic MVP Carlos Tarrats. Raines Principal
Shateena Brown and Head Football Coach Deran Wiley. JIB. flall Photo
The Northside's NMoncrief Road, between Raines and Ribault High
Schools, was standing room only last weekend as 8000+ alumni of the two
schools lined up to attend the 43rd Northwest Classic. Raines reigned
supreme 42-20 over the Trojans. For more photo highlights, see page 9.

Citizens around Jacksonville
joined millions around the country
in awaiting results of the 2012
Presidential election. Barack
Obama's second term win marked
the first re-election of an African-
American president to the highest
office of the land in his defeat over
Republican candidate Gov. Mitt
The 2012 Presidential campaign
was a bitter and historically expen-
sive race that was primarily fought

in a handful of crucial states. He
nabbed almost every one of the 12
battleground states. During his vic-
tory speech. Obama thanked every
American who voted, and vowed to
work with leaders from both parties
to tackle the country's challenges.
Political pundits around the
country constantly reiterated how
the Republican party needs to
reshape its' message to America's
changing diverse population if it is
to survive.

NAACP Awards Jacksonvillians for Excellence

Shown above (L-R) are Ronald Belton, NAACP IPresident Isaiah Runilin, JuCoby Pittinan, Patricia Willis, National NAACP President Ben
.lealous, Susan C(armnichael and Ro lleta Porlt l. e'rici.ioilhnson photo

The Jacksonville Branch of the
National Association For Ithe
Advancement of (Colored People
(NAAC'P) held their annual
Freedom Fund Awards Dinner last
week. Thec keynote speaker was
national NAACP President
Benjamin Jealous.
The impressive list of honorees
included the Rutledge Pearson
Award, given in the field of Civil

Rights, to C. Ronald Helton. Chief
Financial (Officer, City of,
Jacksonville. The Sallye Mathis
Cominimunity Service Award was
presented to Clara White Mission
C(') J.u'Coby Pittmllnn-1'cele and
Susan Carmiichacl of St. Mary's
lipiscopal Church.
Tlhe President's Award, given to
the individual who most exempli-
fies the continued fight for freedom,

was received by Congresswomanal
Corrine Brown,
Community leaders who have
made significant achievements in
Civic Ilngagement, dIducation, and
IHcalth were also recognized
.Included were: (Civic
nigagecment) Judge Brian Davis:
educationn) Patricia Willis; (and
l lcalth) Rometa G. Porter
The branch also recognized siu-

dents who were Semi-finalists in
the National Achievement
Scholarship Program.
"These awards recognize out-
standing individuals who have
given of themselves, their time, and
their resources to make the City of
Jacksonville, and correspondingly
this country, a better place to live.'
said Branch President Isiah Rumliii.

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River Region Holds 4th Annual Golf Tournament
River Region Human Services held their annual golfing fundraiser at the Jacksonville Golf
and Country Club. The tournament supplements funding for their services. Proceeds will
benefit the organization's programs for children's prevention and treatment, housing,
HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, elderly services, and substance abuse recovery. Shown
above (L-R) is River Region CEO Tiffany Galvin Green presenting the low net winners from
the Community Rehab Center their trophies including NW illic Sugar,; Montrel ellsls, Blair
Waters and Anthony Miller.

How to Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy
'Comlfort the hurting, pull the or by also be sent to someone's local Red
wrapped out of' the wreckage, admiin- calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800- Cross chapter or to the American Red
sister lirsl aid until help arrives. But if' 725-2769). You can also text the (Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington,
you're 1000 miles away, don't jump word "STORM" to 80888 to make a DC 20013.
in your pickup with a load of 'used $10 donation through your mobile Blood donations are needed not
clothing. Odds are only because of the in-
you'll just be in tilthe s juries caused by the pow-
way and could even erful storm but also
be mistaken as a looter! because 100 blood drives
The Salvation Army on the East Coast have
mobilizes its 3.4 rmil- been cancelled in 11 states.
lion volunteers in times All blood types are needed
of disaster but most right now. For more infor-
have gone through spe- nation on how to donate.
cialized training and go to or
are sent where they can call 1-800-REDCROSS.
be the most effective. Incredibly, 96 percent of
The same goes for the Red Cross personnel are
millions of volunteers unpaid volunteers who
trained by the Anmeri- step up to lend a hand in
can Red (ross.IThle Sal- time of need. Currently, the
nation Army Red Cross is seeking vol-
encourages all rest- unteers willing to be
dleits of areas ili the storin's path to phone; to confirin your gill, respond trained to respond to local and na-
st;I' iiIlormCed of arid hced All warn- with thile word "Yes. tional disasters. Contact your local
tigs and e vacation orders. disasterr American Red ('Cross Disaster Re- chapter and ask what you can do.
response professionals recommend lief- Financial donations help the Feeding America is securing food,
ha\ ing a three-to-five day supply of Red Cross provide shelter, food, water and other supplies for Hurri-
tood and water f(Ir each member of emotional support and other assis- cane Sandy's victims. To learn more
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How Successfully You Quit Your Job Can Determine Your Future

The relationships that are built while working for a company or or-
ganization are vital to the
success in tforthcominge
endeavors. Inmplo\ ees
should do what\ er telle
can to leave their jobs on
a good tnote. io maIItte
I how bad the situation ma\ be.
S The lUnited States Bureau O
Labor statistics keeps track
ofllho\\ itani\ unictniploc ed
1t 1Af persons qitl or le.a\ l their
jobs iliii .
\AccordinIg to \loell\-
rine.coi., atpprioxtii.tielis
800,000 adults iage 'to
and older aie Cunem-
ployed because hlie\ ouI
their jobs.
People lea\e their jobs foi

a \arict\ ot'ireasons, including a laick
of ad\ ance'iieit oppoItunIes, \\ ant[-
in' morie lmoelC\.0 or si1i\pl\ becauCse
the\ 1are unhiipp. lihc excitement ot
leai\ i ga c1ureilnt job to .1 better on
is O\ eCrI hrelumti
BuntI bcloic one Ilc\ecs .InI Cmlsstig
job. it it s ini'ipce'iiic' t o rc maiii piotes-
sional, in the iquiiittin' pIocess I hcic
euc diltlccnt w i\- to gi,'cl'ullt qui it
.1 ]ohli \\llhloult b l!l .n ; bI aldgc's \wilhi
Mhi cmtnO
A lAc) s \ \i.nm, iPhi 11 diic'oi ,it
ithe .\\lt C.niCC! C'.t'i. sald it!
b',si \is\ to lni\ c a iob 1 to lease
lth \ .1\ \ou \O .ked mi "
liic employ\ cc' should tinst spe.k
\\th ItI eIml n icio\CI o0 hol'.ss' bc'tcie
tlic spcAik to ii\oic elsc at t he coin-
pani\ laboutl la\ 11g." c'ian said

According to Dean, your boss
shouldn't find out that you're quit-
ting from somieoe else. It is more
professional to speak w ith your emt-
plo\er first.
Ihle employee should also tipe a
letter of icsignr.iorn., oi a tw\o- week
nonce Il is letter should gi\c thle
coiI[pII>i\ piaises land expound oni
\w liat the employ cce las lcarnied
lthoglolhout thle tllice lie or she lias,
wolkcd theirc In ildditon, the letter
should also gi\c thanks for being
'ren\ the oppoi tiiuIt. to lia\ e \ worked
.at tic' establishlu ent.i
lic cltiploc ee macl or may not.
include ani e\planationl as to wIh\
the\ 'd like to resign but oilV ilf the
pei son feels it's necess.lar. The letter
of resignations should also be gi\en to

the employer two weeks before the
employee's departure." said Dean.
Yoly Zephir. a criminal justice stu-
dent. shared her experience as a stu-
deni employee.
"I worked at AMC Theaters in high
school and whenn I got thile opportu-
rit to go to college. I resigned. I ex-
plained it to hmy super\,isors and
w irote a letter oftresignation. Once the
mt o-\\cek date approached. I \ oiced
tire maltteI once more to remind lmy
super isors."
Zephir said she knows that she re-
signed successfully because she still
keeps in touch with her supervisor
and she is able to be rehired.
According to Dean. you should
"make sure you continue doing your
job. Keep coming on time and con-

tinue giving the same courtesy."
It is considered to be inconsiderate
to just not show up to work. When
this is done. it sometimes makes it
difficult for the company's manage-
ment to find a replacement in such a
short amount of time.
FAMLU student Reginald Carswell
talked about the mistake he made in
the past w ith quitting his job. Al-
though Carswell understands that he
didn't go about quitting his job the
right wa\. he said that he had to re-
member that his main focus was his
"Students get so caught up in mak-
ing money that we forget why we're
really here. My advice is to make
sure your job doesn't get in the way
of your school work." Carswell said.

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November 8-14 2012

EWC Tigers Chosen to Participate

in the Honda Battle of the Bands

Eight of the nation's top
Historically Black College and
University (HBCU) inarching
bands have been selected to per-
form at the 11th Annual H londa
Battle of the Bands Invitational
Showcase. Included is
Jacksonville's own iidward Waters
College for the second time. The
Showcase is a one-of-a-kind cele-
bratory experience \\here tens of
thousands of I1BCL alumni, tamiily
and marching band fans journey to
Atlanta's Georgia Dome on Januar\
20, 2013. There, they will witness

music, choreographN anid show-
inanship iI one of the largest
marching band showcases ill tlhe
nation. The bands are comllpelting for
$20,000 grant each trolim lond Ior
their school's music edlicationi pro
grants and the all-e\penses p.Itl
trip to Atlanta to pert'oin ait lie
Show case. File other paliliCplilts
include: .Albnl \ ,I Stae S I inI' eisit\,
Alcorn S"lte 'niersiiN, Bleihune-
Alookman ll ii\ 1ersl, 1 dwllard
aters College, Jackson Sltate
IUnli rsil. North L 'arolinL A&t I
Unlli\ ersilt, lCennessee Stailc

.'","" I II\ Lislv nid Winston
S" l i Slilc I I ivcrsIly.'.
H IC' I'1ii:i L'ii'l IMiRiils
ahtI inal nciNll oteands,
.', Vl\Olllip proCeSS h1tiro]t-
*i.-'ii'' railing online lihn \oles,
alld directors, the pres-
l idenL s of I IB('11 schools
and representatives fron
S l irican I loiida.
or thile eight partici-
S ptiing bands, the jour-
ine\ to the In\'itational
Show\c Csc ill\olves
itlliths of intense practice
mnd trailing, all illn prepa-
rallon for llteir ( icoria )Doniie per-
tolriniiice, \\ hlicle ach hlindl \ ill
h i\c 12 i clion packediL il inli'ts toI
sliot\\C Ise l lh nlsicii l i xcelle cei.i
< tlllt i'[ \ Ic .ilx Ild lIClIOI "htI\\
Ilm lnship11, Ih 1t S l li' 111hclli 1 place ill
lthe '01 Ii \ itllonii l Sl.htO\\ ,lSC.
C'ol itl, illtlonls to I' \\(' Hand
I)i \eeCtol M nueIC's I) (. tiIlulln .nll
the clii li.iiiand illon hi, l ilCletdlousi
,ILchic\ CIliCit'
S oI IN ool inlol ilim lton on tllhe
c\ cmll, %\ I-
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IFRONT (L1-R) Associates Treasurer .lanice Nelson, Associates ( Chaplain Patricia Godboldt, Regional
MenIbleri-at-large (;wen Hlewitt, ( hapter President Shlauna Allen, Associates ( hair Patricia Mitchell,
Associates ( o-( hair Alice Veiison, Associates Secretary ( arolyn New.ton, chapterr Vice-President Patricia
Sams. RIAR: Associates Barbar'a Jones, Sharon Mills, Susan l Jones, Zenja Stallwortli McCarrell, Felicia
\\imlslish, lean (Gilore, Iteltty ( Cody, Marti Forchion Chapman, Shirley Gibbs, andi Helen Polite.
Jacksonville Jack & Jill Chapter Charters Associates
In Cclehiiilon ot the iipcoung J.ack and Jill ol'Anier nca In.. 75thl Anniver,;ar\. iand thle upcoming On the eve
ol their 45:tl Anni eisarNi the .lacksoii lle Chapter of'.ack ailnd Jill of'AmericaI recently chartered the Jacksonville
.\A 'octii Clihaptelr of.lack alndl Jill Assoeialt iieIibel'rs \I\ill to continue io 0 iupporlt the organization by supporting
tlh ch'lpcI ail d hLl ii ouIc l 1itiiioin goals I lie AssociaLte im Ciibeirshlip strenglicthiei the o\ Cirall organization by embrac-
incg lthe inii ltutioaiil kniio\\ IcIdge : l I\\slhlionl ol tlhe iteniled tLnL'mnim s. T li Jack tand Jill Regional Member-at-
I iei.gc Mis ( i \\n i l It\\ itt. licaetld the cCiiomitii\ itli lthi' assisiancei chapter 1 Prcsidlecni Shanna Ray Allen. Vice
IlPCesiliiil Pial ii'a S ills nid Associale I imisonl \V\anil J. \Willis. There \\cre sc\eral Teen Leaders who helped
ClcLlei li c\enl iii ncI lin ,i liendition of the Jack and Jill \nn bi\ ian 11.. I., .. II. a monologue by
Col netll'i JolLnes i l classic' l inclod\ h i% C h('l sian Herring.

New Movement Takes Hoodies to the Polls

Following Trav\on Martin's
death, people across the country
wore hoodies to protest the 1 7-ear-
old's death and to show1 support tor
his family.

Ninle montlis l Ier, an, d in the
llidst of election se.isonl,1 non-ptat -
tiklsan orl'atI tion lIt s been buildhn.'
onl that e tneiL\l o t ung thie hootheis
back this time to the polls.

I toodic e \o 'NC s liti onNltIII NI ,INto Cet
one n\illion people to II \\e Cll goodies
whilCe astieIil l lhe \oL c i ll Ln eitiort
to combilt the sICleCOtc pe tll' I oulng
people oI 'colot .IiCe aptlhelic ito
lihe ispon'I e hiN t biL' "een l signitil-
cntll P'eoplc Ila \c been pot,,ng pli o-
tios o lthemINeli, e \\ et el itit lh I hood-
Ii on I \ ilt \\e lt h lhli haIshltIe
I loodi\olce
"it', notl lboii c.Ap il.'ing onil
om etllhi'iii it 'IC \\t \\,i N it to l1lnn
lit.i,'ed\ nilto titi pliph." 'nd lci ll
I ho101,11. 'co-tOiII3ndel ,Und n1, ion11
co't in!tol "It's ,I0nohcl opptioin-
iti\ tlo send I me1siCgC llhi. \ hlec
-olic thoull -htl \\c \\ee liobbl g
killing, 'tIel litg IAnd looking ',Uspil-
clousl iin outi oodles. N \\e .ne otI

and chlmwing.1 tle \\oild in out

hoodles '
h lie oL,'l ni /ltioll adkil s people to
eitheli bi\ th official hooded
'\ 1a, l1- of \\eal lihel m o\ n1 and
illen tlke a photo oIl iheC Isel\ s tal
th' polls
'Be ,111 edic.lLed oi0cl." llCe \\chb-
,11e le' ds I1 \ol iiL si tiL PIlc'Lcs I l.b
I)utI ,ilso sll '1e 11nd issues onl
poIltilians like thie ones \\ ho passed
the I.m 'lul tIound' lmI\ in
1 laud.i "
I eie'blllies hli.\c ,lso cmI eC otl iI
suppol of the io\ liemenl.
Quesdloc \\oie the Hoodie Vole
hLooLde In L 1 icent JimmI i 1t I llon
skclch. ,and ,1 photo of Russell
Sintiitilins also \\Ceainc the hioodie
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Approximately four years ago,
Americans elected Barack Obama
as President of the United States.
unfortunately, it would be the black
guy would get elected during the
worse economic crisis since the
Great Depression.
President Obama was faced with
a munber of challenges in his first
term, but the biggest of all was the
economy and the recession he
inherited. How do you get the horse
and cart out of the ditch?
Perhaps Bill Clinton said it best
at this year's Democratic National
Convention. The former president
said bad Republican policies were
responsible for the economic col-
lapse, but they're campaigning on
the fact that President Obamna has-
n't fixed their mess quick enough.
And that's essentially how the
American people saw the election.
Sure President Obama didn't
accomplish as much as he wanted
in his first term, but he did achieve
a great deal.
Voters were basically faced with
the option of moving forward with
President Obama, or changing
direction with Mitt Romney. The
problem for most voters and so-
called political analysts' is that not
enough of the electorate was ever
comfortable enough with Romney
to fully get on board.
Most voters would agree that
they expected change to come
much sooner, but you can't argue
with 32 straight months of job
growth, health care for our most
needy citizens, Wall Street reforms,
and better federal financial aid for

students, etc.
What I find most interesting
about Obama's win was the fact
that he shouldn't have even been in
position to win.
I wrote about it and the political
gurus constantly talk about it it's
the economy. And with a slow
rebound, most would bet that no
matter how popular a president is -
if people are struggling financially,
they want change in the White
House and Congress.
1 feel like a broken record, but
the economy is often the barometer
that makes or breaks any president
regardless of party.
Let's take a look back in history
for a moment. In 1991, fresh off of'
his strong commander in chief
showing in the Gulf War, President
George H.W. Bush seemed pretty
Along came several Democratic
contenders, including a fl'ormer
governor of Arkansas and beat
Daddy Bush in the 1992 general
election. How did Bush lose when
his approval ratings were so high a
year earlier?
As a wise man once said, "The
essential ingredient in politics is
Regardless of Daddy Bush's suc-
cesses in Desert Storm, the country

fell into a mild recession and peo-
ple voted for change. So why was
President Obama different or how
did he survive?
Well, Obama made the case to
the American people (or enough of
them) that the country is moving in
the right direction, despite a slowly
rebounding economy.
His message of continuing to
move "Forward" resonated with
voters coupled with Romiiey's
inability to make his case. In fact,
Romnney lost a lot of creditability
because lie became a used car
salesman. It was like lie would say
anything to close thile deal.
1 read somewhere that Romney
was playing an old Republican
game: itf you don't like the reality
that exists, try to create a new one.
At the end of the day, Romncy and
thile billions spent on his behalf did
not lose the election;iAmericans
just decided that the President
deserved another term. Most
Americans were simply voting for
or against Obama.
During a president's first term,
reelection is always looming and at
the forefront of many decisions.
After being re-elected, that focus
shifts to legacy and place in history.
There is no doubt that President
Obuama \\ill go down in history. as a

top tier POTUS, and not because he
was the first African American
leader of the free world.
From healthcare reform to his
tireless campaign work ethic and
strategy Barack H. Obama has
been a trailblazer in American and
world politics.
How he made it through the last
two years with the Republican-led
Congress trying to thwart his every
moveand making this first term
murderously rough is a testamentto
his fortitude. lIere's what was a
stake for Obama: win this election
and you have weathered the eco-
nomic storm.
Most signs suggest that the econ-
omny will continue to grow, and a
year or two down the road you are
taking credit for a booming eco-
nomic recovery. And if these signs
are correct, O(bama's legacy will be
cemented as the leader who led our
country out of the Great Recession,
killedOsama Bin Laden, introduced
universal healthcare, and did all of
these things despite the odds
against him.
Congratulations Mr. President!
You deserve another term!
Signing off from the Re-election
Party in Chicago (I wish),
Reggie Fullwood

One Presidential Election Down, One to Go

By George E. Curry
Tuesday's popular election finally over,
President Barack Obama is looking
toward Dec. 17 when the Electoral
i 4 College officially determines who
becomes the next president of the
United States.
The recently concluded popular vote
notwithstanding, a candidate must get a majority of the
538 electoral votes in order to occupy the White House.
Obama is on track to gain more than the 270 votes need-
ed to claim a majority. His team mastered the process
four years ago when the Obama/Biden ticket won 52.9
percent of the popular vote yet captured 67.8 percent
(365 votes) of the Electoral College. The Republican
slate of John McCain and Sarah Palin won 45.7 percent
of the popular vote in 2008, but only 32.4 percent (173)
of the electoral votes.
With some states solidly Democratic and some reli-
ably Republican, the winner of presidential elections is
usually determined by battleground or swing states,
which are less predictable in their voting.
"In all but the most lopsided presidential campaigns,
the electoral votes controlled by battleground states will
provide the margin of victory for the winning candi-
date," according to a report by the Congressional
Research Service (CRS) titled, "The Electoral College:
How It Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections."
The report noted, "In 2004 and 2008, candidates con-
centrated two-thirds of their visits and ad money in the
post-convention campaign in just six closely divided
'battleground' states with 98% going to just 15
Although the final figures are not in yet, a similar pat-
tern is expected to hold true for 2012. Both candidates
have campaigned in only 10 states since their respective
national political conventions. Even more telling, the
presidential candidates and their running mates have
spent nearly two-thirds of their recent campaign time in
three states Ohio, Virginia and Florida.
Trying to find a clear path to at least 270 electoral
votes explains the frenzied travel schedule of Obama
and Romney in the closing days of the campaign as they
crisscrossed the country in search of last-minute votes,

especially in Oluo (18 electoral votes), Virgmnia ( 13),
Florida (29), Pennsylvania (20), North C'arolina (151,
Wisconsin (10), Colorado ("), lo\a (0) and Ne\\
Hampshire (4). Every state except Maine and Nebraska
has a winner take all electoral system.
Because no Republican has ever \\on the White
House without carrying Ohio. the Buckeye state
became the battleground of all battlegrounds.
Romney, who opposed the auto bailout, rn a mis-
leading TV ad in the closing days of the campaign that
may have backfired on him.
In the ad, which featured imunages of automobiles
being crushed, the announcer said, "'Obama took GM(
and Chrysler into bankruptcy and sold Clhrysler to
Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China. Mittl
Romney will fight for every American lob."
Chrysler CHO Sergio Marchionne, who had \vowed to
stay away from election politics this year. felt com-
pelled to respond. He issued a statement saying. "I feel
obliged to unambiguously restate our position: Jfeep
production will not be moved from the United States to
China. Jeep assembly lines will remain in operation in
the United States and will constitute the backbone of the
brand. ... It is inaccurate to suggest anything difftTerent."
He said Chrysler plans to produce Jeeps in China but
only for local market sales. Most major automakers
now have production facilities in China to avoid huge
import duties. noted, "The ad miscasts the govern-
ment's role in Fiat's acquisition of Chlirysler. and it mis-
represents the outcome. Chrysler's owners had been
trying to sell to Italy-based Fiat before Obama took
office. The ad ignores the return of American jobs to
Chrysler Jeep plants in the United States, and it presents
the manufacture of Jeeps in China as a threat, rather
than an opportunity to sell cars made in China to
Chinese consumers. It strings together facts in a way
that presents an wholly inaccurate picture. We rate the
statement Pants on Fire!"
That rating represents the fact-checking group's
biggest lie.
Another political accountability organization,, stated, "The ad also misleads Ohio vot-
ers when it says 'Obama took GM and Chrysler into
bankruptcy.' That's true, but not the full story. The facts

are that Romney in 2008 advocated that U.S. automak-
ers go through a 'managed bankniptcy' without the kind
of extensive government assistance that Obama ulti-
mately provided."
\Even Mother Nature apparently favored Obama.
Superstonn Sandy, which wreaked havoc on New
Jersey and New York, costing more than 100 lives.
allowed President Obama to showcase his leadership
skills in sharp contrast to the way George W. Bush
responded to Hurricane Katrina.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. one of Romney's
strongest supporters, put politics aside and was effusive
in his praise of Obama's handling of the disaster. "The
president has been all over this and he deserves great
credit." the governor said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
During a television interview on "Fox and Friends."
Christie \\as asked about the possibility of Romney
inspecting the damage in New Jersey.
IHe replied. "I have no idea, nor am I the least bit con-
cerned or interested. I've got a job to do here in New
Jersey that's much bigger than presidential politics, and
I could [not] care less about any of that stuff." He
added, "If you think right now I give a damn about pres-
idential politics, then you don't know me."
Romney evidently did not know how well Obama.
the former community organizer. had organized his
Electoral College campaign.
Under the Electoral College, the most populous states
hold an advantage. For example, California, the nation's
largest state, has 55 electoral votes, which is 20.4 per-
cent of the votes needed to claim a majority. California
is followed by Texas with 38 electoral votes; Florida
and New York with 29 each and Illinois and
Pennsylvania with 20 electoral votes each. And because
Blacks and Latinos are concentrated in the larger states,
they have significant influence on the outcome in those
Although most attention in recent weeks has been
placed on the popular vote, the attention now shifts to
the Electoral College, which has its roots in the U.S.
"Article II, Section I of the Constitution, as amended
in 1904 by the 12th Amendment, sets forth the require-
ments for election of the President and Vice President,"
says the Congressional Research Service report. It said

the constitution "authorizes each state to appoint, by
whatever means the legislature chooses, a number of
electors equal to the combined total of its Senate and
House of Representatives delegations, for a contempo-
ra-r total of 538. including three electors for the District
of Columbia."
State electoral votes are reported to Congress. which
usually meets in a joint session on Jan. 6 following a
presidential election. However, because Jan. 6. 2013
falls on a Sunday. Congress will probably meet the fol-
lowing Monday or Tuesday.
Vice President Joseph Biden. as president of the
Senate. will preside over the joint session. He will open
the electoral vote certificates from each state in alpha-
betical order and pass the certificates to four vote coun-
ters or tellers, two appointed by the House and two
appointed by the Senate. After the votes are counted.
the results will be announced by the vice president.

The electoral outcome has matched the popular vote
in 47 of the 51 presidential elections since ratification
of the 12th Amendment in 1804. The exceptions were
1876. 1888 and 2000 when George W. Bush was
declared president after losing the popular vote to Al
Gore by 500.000 votes. No candidate won the majority
of the Electoral College vote in 1824, leaving the elec-
tion of the president to the House of Representatives.
Regardless of who wins the Electoral College. the
debate will continue over whether it should be replaced
by direct elections.
The Congressional Research Service report noted.
"Proponents of direct popular election argue that it is
simple, democratic, and foolproof: the candidates with
the most popular votes would win under any conceiv-
able circumstance. Opponents. and defenders of the
electoral college, claim that the existing system is an
integral and vital element in the U.S. federal system.
that it contributes to a stable and ideologically diverse
two party system, and that it has delivered the 'people's
choice' in 47 of 51 presidential elections since the 12th
Amendment came into effect in 1804-what they char-
acterize as an excellent track record."
GCorig' E. Curry. forin',r e.ditor-in-chief of ELnteic
Inagazin,'. is d('itor-in-chief 'of the N\ational c\'sispapIcr
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By William Reed
When the dust settles on this year's presidential election, the real win-
ner will prove to be Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Christie is finishing his first term as governor and will be seeking
reelection in 2013. He has built a reputation as a rare no-nonsense,
straight-talking politician. The public claims they want an honest politi-
cian, but when they see one, he gets roundly criticized for being honest.
The governor has been given high marks for his response to the after-
math of Superstorm Sandy, which devastated both New Jersey and New
York City. He is a living example of how a politician can set aside parti-
sanship for the betterment of the people. The way he and President
Obama joined together to comfort and help those affected by the storm
was remarkable in light of the polarization of our body politic.
Christie served as one of Mitt Romney's most visible and staunchest
surrogates. Christie can be very partisan, but seems to have the maturity
and wisdom to know when to put partisanship aside. This seems to have
led him to be in trouble with many in the Republican Party. Christie has
been effusive with his praise of President Obama's handling of the storm.
The president, in turn, has been just as effusive in praise of Christie.
As a top surrogate for Romney and with the election less than a week
away, many in the party seemed to be taken aback at this "love-fest"
between to politicians from opposite parties. Many Republicans thought
Christie was providing a huge "political" boost to Obama at a critical time
in the election.
Christy made it perfectly clear to media outlets that his focus was total-
ly on getting help for his people without any political considerations. But,
Fox News would not accept the governor's words and proceeded to ask
him about whether he would tour the state with Romney. In classic
Christie style, he smacked the Fox anchors right across the lips with a
stinging rebuke, "I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or inter-
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presidential politics, and I could care less about any of that stuff... If you
think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don't
know me," he said. In a country that has become hyper-partisan to the
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people first, even if it helps the opposition party right before a major elec-
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Without a doubt, Christie was the true winner of this year's election.
And the Republican Party can win, too, if it adopts his road map for bal-
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Motorcycle Ministry
Are you saved? Ministry oriented? Love to ride motorcycles? Love to
have fun? Well if all of the answers are yes then Rydas 4 Righteousness
Motorcycle Ministry is for you! For more information, contact Ruth at

2nd Missionary Hosts Pastor and
Church Anniversary Celebration
Second Missionary Baptist Church invites the public to come worship
and spread thanks for another year of spiritual service to the Jacksonville
community. The church will be celebrating their 162nd anniversary and
the 26th anniversary of Pastor Dr. Odell Smith Jr. with nightly services
beginning at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7th, Thursday, November
8th, and Friday, November 9th. On Sunday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m. the church will commemorate the Pastor's appreciation with
the spiritual theme: Living in GodI; Pro pose.x, Against a Sin/id JlorlId.
For more information contact Sister Pearling Knight, Anniversary
Chairperson at 354-8268 or visit
Second Missionary Baptist Church is located at 954 Kings Rd.

Encore Performances of Color Purple
Stage Aurora is bringing The Color Purple Back for twxo more perform-
ances at Stage Aurora performance Hall on Friday November 17 at 6:001
pm and November 18 on Sunday at 3:0p0 p.m. Location: 5188 Norwood
Avenue, Gateway Town Center. (inside the mall). For tickets visit tick- or Brothers 2000 in Gateway. For more inf. please call 904
765 7372 or 904 765 7373.

Thanksgiving Gratitude Service
The greater Jacksonville community is invited to join OneJax, Thursday,
November 15th, 6 to 7 p.m. for the Thanksgiving Gratitude Service, now
in its 94th year! Come together with friends, family and neighbors to offer
thanks and gratitude for all we cherish and appreciate as a community.
Join this meaningful interfaith experience at the Milne Auditorium and
Chapel at Edward Waters College, 1638 Kings Road. For more informa-
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First New Zion Missionary Baptist
Presents Family & Friends Day
On Sunday, November 4th at 10:30 a.m., Dr. James B. Sampson, Pastor
invites the community to come fellowship with friends and family and
those who have been connected to the First New Zion Missionary Baptist
Church throughout the years. Also on the agenda is the church's 91st
anniversary and celebration of the Pastor's 27th Appreciation Day filled
with powerful worship service every Sunday in November (November
llth, 18th, and 25th). Rounding out the festivities is the church Fall
Festival, Saturday November 17th, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. The festival will be a
day of community outreach and involvement which will consist of: health
awareness, food, nutrition, fun and fellowshipp with many other opportuni-
ties to help our community. Vendors are welcome to participate. For more
information call Catherine Andrea at (904) 742-2310. First New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church is located at 4835 Soutel Dr.

A.B. Coleman Presents Montford Marines
In honor of Veterans Day remembrance, the A.B. Coleman Mortuary,
Incorporated family will present the renowned "Montford Point Marines."
Come and enjoy a time of reflection and mllenoriam of our loved ones who
have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The event will
take place Sunday Novxember I llth, at 3:00 p.m. at the Saint Thomas Family
Life Center, 211) Roe\\ A\ enue (Corner of Rowe Ave and Moncrief Rd).
For additional information call 768-0507. Refreshments will be served.

Betty Burney to Headline Unity Day
at West Union Missionary Baptist
West Union Missionary Baptist Church. located at 1605 W. Beaver St.,
Reverend Lero\ C. Kelly, Pastor is celebrating their Annual Unity Day
Service Sunday,. November llIth at 11 a.m. Brother lrskine Martin and
Sister Valerie Redmond Co-Chairpersons for the e\eni. The theme is:
Victory in Jesus CLhrist Tlhe guest speaker is Sister Betty Seabrook Burney,
St. Paul AMIE Church. Sister Hurne\ is the current Chairman of the Dl)uval
Count\ School Board and represents District 5 Sister Burney is a Raines
Sigh School graduate, holds an undergraduate degree from the University'
of Miami and a Master of Arts Iin Public Adininstration from Northern
Illinois Umi\ersitv. She is the author of a nationally-recognized book. "If'
These Chains Could Talk." \\e extend an m\ station to the community to
come out and share in tins ser\ ice More infonnation can be obtained by
calling the church at (904) 353-0o81.

The event planning and steering committee.

St. Phillips Episcopal

Church Honors EWC
St. Philips Episcopal Church recently hosted the 5th Annual "Edwards
Waters College Day." The event featured the renowned Edward Waters
College Concert Choir under the direction of Barbara McNeelt-Bouie
The choir presented a repertoire of inspirational music which included
interpretations of the classics, spirituals, gospel and contemporary music.
Constantly in demand, the choir has toured extensively through Florida, the
United States, Canada and the Bahamas and has performed with the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra where they have shared the stage with
artists such as Stephanie Mills, Nancy Wilson, Isaac Hayes, Dionne
Warwick. Ray Charles, Dottie Peoples, Al Jarreau and most recently
Jennifer Holiday. Community Engagement Officer and Special Assistant to
Mayor Alvin Brown Alvin Brown served as the Mistress of Ceremonies
along accompanied by EWC alumnus Roy Singleton. Jr. as the Master.
Over the past five years, the church has donated over S35.000 by hosting
the choir in support of Edward Waters College.
Food Pantry Available
Helping Hands Depot has joined the fight to eradicate hunger in the world
by creating a food pantry for those in need. The depot is providing free gro-
ceries to the community every 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. -
12 noon and every Tuesday from 1 p.m. 2 p.m. Pick up your groceries at
7029-10 Commonwealth Avenue. Please bring a valid photo id and proof of
residency. For more information call (904) 437-4090 Ext 7. or visit the
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Seeking the lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19 20

Pastor Landon Williams


8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer Service
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 7 p.m.
Mid-Wleek Worship 7 p.m.
Radio Weekly Broadcast WVCG I 136(0 AM
Sunday 2 IPM 3 PM


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2061 Edgewood Avenue West, Jacksonville, Florida 32208
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Central Metropolitan Christian Methodist

Episcopal Church Holds Annual Harvest Day

Elder Elizabeth Yates
The Central Metropolitan Christian
Methodist Episcopal Church under
the Pastorate of Marquise L.
I lardick will celebrate their annual
Harvest Day Thursday. November
I lth. This year's theme is "Reaping
ti(' H'Bnlits of our lFaithfuidnss."
The day starts with Sunday school
at 9 a.m., morning service will
begin at II a.m. and afternoon serv-
ice commences at 4 p.m. with din-


Rev. Edward Wheeler
ner being served.
The morning speaker is Reverend
Edward L. Wheeler. President
Emeritus Christian Theological
Seminary. Indianapolis. Indiana.
Reverend Wheeler has held a num-
ber of church and educational relat-
ed positions. He was Dean of chapel
and Professor of religion at
Tuskegee University and held the
position of Senior Pastor of Zion

Baptist Church. Cincinnati. Ohio.
The afternoon speaker is Reverend
Elizabeth E. Yates who is the
Presiding Elder for the Alachua
Center district AME. Reverend
Yates hails from \Valdosta. Ga. and
has lived all over the United States.
She holds a BA from Edward
Waters College and a Masters from
Candler School of Theology at
Emory University Atlanta. GA.
Harvest Day at Central
Metropolitan promises to be spiritu-
ally rewarding.
The event has become an annual
service with outreach and conmunui-
tv efforts. This year the outreach
will provide school supplies to
North Shore Elementary School.
Harvest Day is open to the public
and all are invited. For more infor-
mation on this special event, contact
the church office at (904) 354-7426
or call church member Gladys
Brown at (904) 766-9558 or e-mail
Gladys at
Central Metropolitan CME is locat-
ed at 4611 Pearl Street.
Jacksonville. FL 32200.

Bethel Baptist Institutional Church

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

^ I Weekly Services

Bishop Rudolph
McKissick, Sr.
Senior Pistor

Bishop Rudolph
McKissick, Jr.
Senior Pastor

Grace and Peace
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Sunday Morning Worship
7:40 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.

Church school
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Recognize the Symptoms of HIV

Within a month or two of HIV
entering the body, 40% to 90% of
people experience flulike symp-
toms known as acute retroviral syn-
drome (ARS).
But sometimes HIV symptoms
don't appear for years, sometime,
even a decade, after infection
"In the early stages of HI\ intfec-
tion, the most conunon s niptomn,
are none," says Michael Hotheig.
MD, director of HIV.AIDS for
Kaiser Permaneute. in Oakland,
Calif. One in five people in the

-'United States with HIV doesn't
know they have it, which is why
it's so important to get tested, espe-
cially if you have unprotected sex
with more than one partner or use
intravenous drugs.
Here are some signs that you
may be HIV-positive.
One of the first signs of ARS can
be a mild fever, up to about 102
degrees 1. The fever, if it occurs at
all, is otlen accompanied by other
usually mild symptoms, such as
fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and
a sore throat.
"At this point the virus is moving
into the blood stream and starting
to replicate in large numbers," says
Carlos Malvestutto, MD, instructor
of infectious diseases and
immunology in the department of
medicine at NYU School of
Medicine in New York City. "As
that happens, there is an inflamma-
-tory reaction by the immune sys-
The inflammatory response gen-
erated by your besieged immune
,"system also can cause you to feel
tired and lethargic. Fatigue can be
both an early and later sign of HIV.
Ron, 54, a public relations execu-
tive in the Midwest, started to
worry about his health when he
suddenly got winded just walking.
"Everything I did, I got out of

breath," he says. "ieflore that I had
been walking three miles a day."
Ron had tested IIIV positive 25
years before feeling so tired,
fatigue during acute, or newly con-
tracted, HIV might not be so obvi-
Achi. Muscles & Joint Pain
ARS is olien mistaken for the flu,
iionIoniiclc'sis, or another viral
infection. e\ en syphilis or hepatitis.
Thliii' noi surprising: Many of the
Symptoms alie the same, including
pain in the points and muscles and
swollen lymph
glands.Lymph nodes
are part of your
body's immune sys-
tem and tend to get
inflamed when
there's an infection.
Many of them are
located in your
armpit, groin, and
Sore Throat &
As with other
symptoms, sore
throat and headache
can often be recog-
nized as ARS only
in context, Dr.
Horberg says. Itf
you've engaged
recently in high-risk
behavior, an HIV'
test is a good idea.
Get tested for your
own sake and for
others: HIV is most
infectious in the ear-
liest stage. Keep in
mind that the body
hasn't produced
antibodies to IllV
yet so an antibody test may not pick
it up. (It cal take a few weeks to a
few monthsfor HIV antibodies to
show in a blood test). Investigate
other test options such as one that
detects viral RNA, typically within
nine days of infection.
Skin Rashes
Skin rashes can occur early or
late in the course of HIV. AII)S.For
Ron, this was another sign that he
might not have run-of-the-mill
allergies or a cold."They were like
boils, with some itchy pink areas
on my arms," Ron says. The rashes
can also appear on the trunk of the
body. "If [the rashes] aren't easily
explained or easily treated, you
should think about having an IIIV
test," Dr. Horberg says.
Nausea, Vomiting & Diarrhea
Anywhere from 30" to 60"0 of
people have short-term nausea,
vomiting, or diarrhea in the early
stages of HIV, Dr. Malvestutto
says. These symptoms can also
appear as a result of antiretroviral
therapy and later in the infection,
usually as the result of an oppor-
tunistic infection. "Diarrhea that is
unremitting and not responding at
all to usual therapy might be an
indication," Dr. Horberg says. Or
symptoms may be caused by an
organism not usually seen in people
with healthy immune systems, he
Weight loss

Once called "AIDS wasting,"
weight loss is a sign of more
advanced illness and could be duet
in part to severe diarrhea. "If'
you're already losing weight, that
means thile immune system is usual-
ly fairly depleted," Dr. Malvestutto
says. "This is the patient who has
lost a lot of weight even if they
continue to eat as much as possible.
This is late presentation. We still
see a lot of these." It has become
less common, however, thanks to
antiretroviral therapy.
A person is considered to have
wasting syndrome if they lose 10%
or more of their body weight and
have had diarrhea or weakness and
fever for more than 30 days,
according to the U.S. Department
of Health and I luman Services.
Dry Cough
IH ave a bad cough that lecnadryl,
antibiotics, and inhalers don't seem
to fix? This symptom -an "'insidi-
ous cough that could be going on
for weeks that doesn't seem to
resolve," Dr. Malvestutto says--is
typical in very ill HIV patients.
Night Sweats
About half of people get night
sweats during the early stages of
HIV infection, Dr. Malvestutto
says. These can be even more com-
mon later in infection and aren't
related to exercise or the tempera-
ture of the room. Similar to the hot
flashes that menopausal women
suffer, they're also hard to dismiss,
given that they soak your bed-
clothes and sheets.
Nail Changes
Another sign of late HIV infec-
tion are nail changes, such as club-
bing (thickening and curve ing of the
nails), splitting of the nails, or dis-
coloration (black or brown lines
going either vertically or horizon-
tally). Otlen this is due to a fungal
infection, such as candida.
"Patients with depleted immune
systems will be more susceptible to
tfingal infections," Dr. Malvestutto
Yeast Infections
Another fungal infection that's
co0nn0on in later stages is thrush. a
imtouth infection caused by
Candida, a type of yeast."It's a \ery
common fungus and thile one that
causes yeast infections in womenn"
Dr. Malvestutto says. "'They tend to
appear in the mouth or esophagus.
making it difficult to swallow."Ron
woke up one day to find white
patches on his tongue. lie had
thrush. For him. "It was not bother-
some other than I didn't like ha ing
it." The infection was hard to get
rid of, but finally cleared up after
Ron started taking drugs to combat
Confusion or Difficulty
Cognitive problems could be a
sign of HIV-related dementia,
which usually occurs late in the
course of the disease. In addition to
confusion and difficulty concen-
trating, AIDS-related dementia
might also involve memory prob-
lents and behavioral issues such as
anger or irritability. It may even
include motor changes: becoming


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clumsy, lack of coordination, and
problems with tasks requiring line
motor skills such as writing by
Cold Sores or Genital Herpes
Cold sores (oral herpes) and gen-
ital herpes can be a sign of both
ARS and late-stage HIV infection.
Having herpes can also be a risk
factor for contracting HIV. This is
because genital herpes can cause
ulcers that make it easier for HIV to
enter the body during sex. And peo-
ple who have HIV tend to have
more severe herpes outbreaks more
often because HIV weakens the
immune system.
Tingling & Weakness
Late HIV can also cause numb-
ness and tingling in the hands and
feet. This is called peripheral neu-
ropathy, which also occurs in peo-
ple with uncontrolled diabetes.
"This is when the nerves are actual-
ly damaged," Dr. Malvestutto says.
These symptoms can be treated
with over-the-counter pain reliev-
ers and antiseizure medicines such
as Neurontin (gabapentin).
Menstrual Irregularities
Advanced ilV disease appears
to increase the risk of having men-
strual irregularities, such as fewer
and lighter periods. These changes,
however, probably have more to do
with the weight loss and poor
health of women with late-stage
infection rather than the infection
itself. Infection with HIV also has
been associated with earlier age of
menopause (47 to 48 years for
infected women compared to 49 to
51 years for uninfected women).

Is your mate 1

making you fat? W
From your first kiss to your first
time meeting each other's families,
relationships offer many exciting, and
stressful, experiences. It can also be a .
stressful experience for your waistline
as well.
According to research from the jour-
nal Obesity, dating and cohabiting can lead to weight gain. The 2009
study looked at 1,293 dating, cohabiting and married romantic couples,
and found that over five years, women who were dating put on an aver-
age of 15 pounds, and those living with a romantic partner gained 18
pounds. Men also have an increased risk of becoming obese as they
stay in a relationship, but not as much as women.
Why? Researchers say that when people, particularly women, start a
new relationship, they often adopt some of their partner's less-than-
healthy behaviors. In addition, they may cut back on workout time to
spend more time with their new partner.
Easy Steps To Avoid Relationship Weight Gain
Stay Home More. Dining out can be hard on both your wallet and
your waistline. Save cash and some calories by eating at home. Find a
healthy recipe together, go to the grocery store to pick up the ingredi-
ents, then spend the night making a healthy dinner together. Once din-
ner is ready, light some candles, turn on some music and enjoy your
romantic evening in.
Be More Active Together. Dates that involve more activity, such as
dancing, bowling, walking and skating, give you the opportunity to
burn some calories and get to learn more about your loved one.
Watch Your Portions. When you're going on a lot of dates, it's easy
to get wrapped up in conversation and not notice how much you're eat-
ing. You might even order foods you normally wouldn't eat, such as
heavy appetizers or decadent desserts. When the date of your dreams
asks you out for ice cream, it's hard to say no, right? So instead of say-
ing no, think small. When you're out, be sure to put your fork down
between bites, order healthy foods whenever possible, and remember
to listen to your hunger signals.
Drink Smart. Dating seems to revolve around food and drink.
Meeting for cappuccinos and cocktails can make it very easy to con-
sume hundreds of calories without even realizing it. So be mindful of
what you eat and drink. Limit yourself to one or two alcoholic drinks,
or go for low-calorie non-alcoholic options such as sparkling water,
black coffee, or unsweetened ice tea.

November 8 14, 2012

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RAMS (10-0)

CI NIIAt IN l Ii t:l I (ilAI A In i iiC A s;!so :IAI I)N

FAMl Spoi Is Photo
Respected veteran head
coach Joe Taylor, now at
Florida A&M, says he will
retire after 2012 season.

20(12 Ovorall:
2012 CIAA:
2012 BCSP Ranking:
All-Timoe vs. ECSU:
Last Time vs. ECSU:
CIAA Title Games:
CIAA Championships:

Alma Mater: NC A&T ('95)
Record vs. ECSU: 2-0

38-18 W, '11
9 (Last '11)

Record at WSSU: 31-3, .911 (3rd year)
Career Record: Same

WSSU 10-0
28 ........UNC-Pembroke........ 23 W
30 ........... @ Concord ........... 22 W
55 ....Morehouse in Cleveland... 21 W
35 ......... Virginia Union ...........6 W
35 ........@ Bowie State............3 W
63 ......... @ J. C. Smith ............7 W
56 .........St. Augustine's......... 37 W
58 ........... Livingstone ..............0 W
62 ..............@ Shaw ............. 31 W
41 ...... @ Fayetteville St. .........8 W



ECSU 7-3
20 .........@ Newberry 46 L
7 ............ Delta State 26 L
12 .........Albany State 12 W
20 ...@ Fayetteville State13 W
23 .....St. Aug's in R, Mt., NC 21 W
17 ......@ Virginia State 28 L
63 ........... @ Lincoln 19 W
47 ............ Chowan 21 W
27 ........Virginia Union 21 W
14 .......@ Bowie State 13 W

2012 Overall:
2012 CIAA:
2012 BCSP Ranking:
All-Time vs. WSSU:
Last Time vs. WSSU:
CIAA Title Games:
CIAA Championships:

Not Ranked
34-18 L,'11
1 (Last'71)

Alma Mater: Virginia Union ('75)
Record vs. WSSU: 0-3
Record at ECSU: 56-48, .538 (10th year)
Career Record: Same


Championship time in SIAC, CIAA

McMurry 53, Texas College 0
Miss Valley State 33, Alcorn State 9
Morehouse 55, Kentucky State 7
Murray State 49, Tennessee State 28
NCA&T 16, Florida A&M 3
NC Central 23, Delaware State 20 20T
NE Oklahoma St. 45, Lincoln (MO) 21
Norfolk State 33, Savannah State 21
Saint Augustine's 43, Shaw 42
Shippensburg 61, Cheyney 9
Stillman 37, Clark Atlanta 12
Tuskegee 27, Miles 17
Virginia Union 19, Virginia State 14
Va. UnivofL'burg21,Ald.-Broaddus 10
W-SaleRn State 41, Fayetteville State 8

Miss Valley State vs.Prairie View A&M in Itta Bena, M
Southwest Baptist vs. Lincoln (MO) in Bolivar, MO
Charleston vs. West Virginia State in Charleston, WV
Delaware State vs. Hampton in Dover, DE
Lock Haven vs. Cheyney in Lock Haven, PA
Norfolk State vs. Morgan State in Norfolk, VA
North Greenville vs. Va. Univ of Lynchburg in Tigerville, SC
Central State vs. Kentucky Wesleyan in Wilberforce, OH
NC A&T vs. SC State in Greensboro, NC
Alcom State vs Texas Southern in Alcom State. MS
Grambling State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Grambling, LA
OK Panhandle State vs. Langston in Goodwell. OK
SW Assemblies of God vs. Texas College in Waxahachie, TX
Edward Waters vs. Southern Virginia in Jacksonville. FL
Georgia Southern vs. Howard in Statesboro, GA
Florida A&M vs. NC Central in Tallahassee, FL
Jackson State vs. Alabama A&M in Jackson, MS
Savannah State vs Bethune-Cookman in Savannah. GA
Southern vs. Alabama State in Baton Rouge, LA
Stillman vs Concordia-Selma in Tuscaloosa. AL
Winston-Salem State vs. Elizabeth City State in Durham, NC
Fort Valley State vs. Tuskegee in Atlanta, GA



Florida A&NM head coach Joe Taylor, who has carvedl
a legendary career as a head coach and mentor to countless
players and coaches, told his team Saturday lie will retire
at the end of the season. The sudden announcement to his
team came before Saturday's game on the road at North
Carolina A&T.
"Last Christmas my wife and I decided that, after 40
years, this would be it," Taylor said on Tuesday's MEAC
Football Teleconference. "We didn't want to announce it
too early because I don't want a whole lot of fanfare."
With 233 wins, Taylor currently stands 31 st all-time in
coaching victories, is ninth among active college coaches and
tied with legendary Southern University head coach Ace
Mumford for fourth all-time among black college coaches.
Taylor's career record is 233-95 (.710) with his longest stint
at Hampton (1992-2007) where he compiled a 136-49-1
mark. In head coaching stints at Howard, Virginia Union.
Hampton and FAMU, Taylor has won four black college
national titles, ten conference titles and made 12 postseason
He also in 2001 served as only the third black college
coach, after Grambling legend Eddie Robinson (1976)
and Florida A&M's Billy Joe (1995), as president of the
American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).
Taylor, 62, who abruptly left Hampton live years ago
to take over at Florida A&M, has compiled a 35-18 record
during his stay in Tallahassee. The Rattlers are 3-6 this
season with two games left this Saturday at home vs.
North Carolina Central and the season finale Nov. 17 in
the Florida Classic in Orlando against rival Bethune-Cook-
Taylor said Tuesday that he has several offers on the
table but will spend the next year promoting a book he has
written entitled "Winning Is An Inconvenience." The book
is scheduled to be released on Thanksgiving Day with the
first book signing scheduled for Hampton.
FAMU Athletic director Derek Horne said he was
surprised by the decision.
"I've learned a lot from him," Home said. "He has made
an impact on a number of lives. He's thought about his
decision, and we're going to celebrate what he's done; he's
done a great job for young men and college athletics."

Kenny Phillips, who led FSU to three Central Inter-
collegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) football titles and
more wins than anyone in school history, will be reassigned
to anotherjob within the athletic department, school officials
confirmed Monday. "We are working out the linal details of
it right now," athletic spokesman Adrian Ferguson said.
Phillips departs as the school's career leader in victories
with a record of 75-63.
The Broncos slipped to 4-6 last season and were just
2-8 this year.

BCSP Editor
1Football champions will be crowned in the lCIAA
andti SIAC as the conferences stage their annual title
games inl Durham, N. C. and Atlanta Saturday and
teams will tind out afterwards who will advance to
further postseason play as the 24-team NCAA tield is
announced Sunday.
At I p. ll. at Durhalm County Stadium Saturday,
defending conference and South fDivision challmpion
IWinston-Saleim State (10-0, 7-0) puts its undefeated
record, high national and regional rankings on tile line
against repeat North Division champ Elizabeth City
State (7-3, -1 ) in lthe 2th CIAAChanGpimnship (ame.
The sallte two teamtis imet in last \ ear's title galne won
by WSS'U, 38-18S.
And later SaturdaN, at 8 p. int. at Atlanta's Lakew\ood
Stadiutim. West Di\ision champ Tuskegee (S-1,7-0) \\ill
face East Di\ ision titleist Fort Valley State (8-2. 6-1)
inl the second SIAC ChampIlonuhip liGame. Their title till
is a re-match of a September 2t) game this season w, on
by Tuskegce. 4-I 1S.

2p WSSV' and head coach Connell Maynor come
2pp intto Saturdatys title gast e assured ofa spot in tlie Dl). 11
2p pll.\oft field. ihe Rams,. who Illtade aI rtin to (ite national
-p Sellli als a \ cl ao.,1 at e cLu irrel ll\ialiked second' I ill the
3p -
4p AFCA NC'AA.\ l. 11 national poll uand second in Superl
5p Region 1 to 10-0 Shippellbulg., w\fho is the seventh ill
p tie AFCA poll. 1le top six teanis il tile region \\ ill
30p recci\e bids to the playoff's.
The Rain hta\e been doiinnlint, particular In
lp conference pla\. ouscoriiig league opponents b\ a .5{0-
13 n:rgin. Senior qualerback Kantm Smith t1 0-28 1.
Q ) tl 'o\\ i tit 2.7 10 \ aids, and I'Ds. plprinali to
a trio of reccl eris ijahuaan Butler. Jamal Williamss
and aamneze Massey) knoxiwn as f he Outla\ ws." \\ ho
tal \e cconitcld for 117 receptions, 2,212 \rds, and 30
T'Ds between lthlem..
The Ranis are scoring 46.3 points pet gaue O\ erall.
tops it thte CIAA aId fourth itn the nation, while sur-
renderiing 15.8 ppg.. also tops in the league. The Rants
rush for I $5.2 .yards per game and allow jus St 2.1 nislh-
in y yards Pir gaulie. again botll tops in llthe league. The
Ram defense is led by inhebackers C(arlos Fields (01)
tackles) and Daniel Mungin (4.5 sacks).
1'SI counlteIs i it senior runningo back Daronte'
McNeill \\ho is the league-leader w\\ith 1.145 rushing
yards. averaging 4.1 \ards per carr, and 114.5 yards

C IA A NAt: N I N .11 .1 I I
Eliz. City State 6 1 7 3
Chowan 5 2 6 4
Virginia Union 3 4 5 5
Virginia State 3 4 4 6
Bowie State 2 5 5 5
Lincoln 1 6 1 9
W-Salem State 7 0 10 0
J.C. Smith 5 2 6 4
St. Augustino's 4 3 6 4
Shaw 3 4 4 6
Livingstone 2 5 2 8
Fayettelovillo Slate 1 6 2 8
1! Goorgo Orr, Jr., C, JCSU
Wi Jnhrirnn Butler, Sr,, WSSU .i irecepins. lW'
yir'l' 21 1 ', si a w i iv r I ilayli ll0ii Slt.
Oil Jnlnon SIloeins, Sr., SHAW :'7 '..i4, ,I1;' ywili',,
6 1 D !; Ii ll Iw;!, I)o S AI l)';
Oil Dodrlck Andersoi., Sr., no, JCSU 1 riiii.,, ;'01
y lii', 3i II) i win nvvi
DI Jnvnroui Failk, Jr., DE, SAC I lai;.m' i ',.
I 'ack (13 iIoI.l s;iioi 'iiinl) v; 'Shaw
11 An oteino Young, Fr ., BSU ill lh i 1| l l .iirkl,'.
fiinble r iviry vs rFCSU
.... r ,, pi lans.
I OOKII Rodorick Dneniport, Fr., RB, SAC- ;;,'anii';,
SPI ClAIIY Tyron Laughlnghouse, Sr., KR/PR, SAC
23 yd avq, 4 KO: vs iiShaw

2012 Overall'
2012 SIAC
2012 BCSP Ranking
All-Time vs. FVSU
Last Time vs. FVSU:
SIAC Title Game:
SIAC Championships:

Head Coach

49-18W. '12
26 (Last '09)

Alma Matlr: West Alabama ('79)
Record vs. FVSU: 5-1
Record at TU: 59-8, .880 (7th year)
Career Record: Same

MEACA MIi,:.::.iN...I
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North Carolina Central
Delaware Slate
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SC State
Florida A&M
Morgan State
' Hampton
Norfolk State
Savannah State
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Josiuin MnIthowt Jr., C, HOWARD iG.iainod l 111'i,
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per game. IHCSU quarterback Namon .Jones
(161-270-6) has completed 59.6% of his passes
lor 1,97 1 yards and 8 TDs.
Linebacker Brad Davis, leads the Vikings
with 11.5 sacks, while defensive back Nigel Rios
(67 stops) is the top tackler.
The Vikings are currently not ranked in the
top ten il Super Region I and are unlikely to get
a bid to tile playoffs even if they upset WSSU.
lCSU l ead coach Waverly Tillar, who sits on the
Super Region I Selection Cotmmittee, said as much
Tuesday during the league's teleconference.
Tuskegee comes into Saturday's SIAC Cham-
pionship Game as a heavy favorite based on its
sound whipping of FVSU early in the season.
In that game. Tuskegee tailback Derrick
Washington ran 17 times for 222 yards and two
touchdowns. Washington, a Missouri transfer and
former Big 12 all-conference performer, has been
tile most dominant player in the league this season
a\eragtig 7.5 yards per carry while running for
1.175 \iards and 11 TDs. 1 Ie ran for 208 yards ont
22 carries in the Golden Tigers' 27-17 win over
Miles Saturday that chlnched tile division title and
chalnplonshipl gallc berth. Tuskegee quarterback
Justin Nared scored on tw\o short runs to linishl
oft long drives and threw\ t\o scoring passes int
thile \ in o\er Miles.
Head coach Willie Slater and the Golden
Tigers, are not eligible for the playoffs because
of their traditional Thanksgiving Day battle with
Alabama State.
Fort Valley State has an outside chance at the
pla\ offs if the\ can upset Tuskegee. The Wild-
cats,. under fourth-\ ear coach Donald Pitttnan.
are ranked tifth in the Super Region 11 entering
Saturday\ 's contest. A loss would likely see them
fall oul of the top six and lose out on a playoff
bert il.
Miles (8-2. 6-1). whose loss to Tuskegee
Saturday\ knocked them from tile top spot in the
reg-ion. is now second and appears a good bet to
grab one of the six playoff bids.
l-F'VS' and head coach l)onald Pittman came
thru \with a big 38-12 win over Albany State
Saturday\ to clinch the lEast Division title. The
Wildcats, behind the play of quarterback Antonio
Henton (16-37-0.236 yards. 3 TDs) jumped out to

6 .. Alabama A&M .........7 L
35 ... JC Smith in Atlanta. 17 W
45 .............. Lano ............ 17 W
49 ..... Fort Valley Sate ... 18 W
21 ...Morehous in Col. GA., 14 W
16 ......... Stillm an ......... O W
37 ....... Kentucky State ......0 W
14 ......... Clark Atlanta ....... 0 W
27 ....... Miles in B'ham ... 17 W
11/29.................Alabama State


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Foit Valley State 4 0 6 1 8 2 Alabama Stato
Albany State 3 1 5 2 6 4 Alabama A&M
Morehouse 1 3 2 5 3 7 Jackson State
Benedict 1 3 2 6 2 8 Alcom State
Clark Atlanta 1 3 1 6 1 9 Miss, Valle St.
Tuskegee 4 0 7 0 8 1 Ark. Pine Bluff
Miles 3 1 6 1 8 2 Praine View A&M
Stillman 2 2 4 3 5 5 Southern
Lano 1 3 4 5 5 5 Texas Southem
Kentucky State 0 4 0 7 1 8 GramblingState,

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a 26-6 halftime lead and were never headed. The
FVSU defense shut down Albany State, picking
off four passes and recovering two fumbles.
Henton will look for his favorite target, senior
wideout Chris Slaughter, who had five receptions
for 115 yards Saturday and leads the SIAC with
93.3 receiving yards per game and 8 TDs.
Bethune-Cookman (7-2, 6-0) can clinch its
second regular season MEAC title and automatic
bid to the FCS playoffs in head coach Brian
Jenkins's three years with a win Saturday (5 p.m.)
at Savannah State (1-8, 0-6).
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (7-2, 6-1 SWAC W)
clinched the West Division title and spot in the
Dec. 8 SWAC Championship Game with its win
Saturday over Texas Southern.
Jackson State (5-4, 5-2). Alabama A&M
(7-2,6-2) and Alabama State (6-3.6-2) are all still
alive for the East title. JSU hostsA&M Saturday (4
p.m.) while Southern hosts 'Bama State (6 p.m.).
A&M and ASU finish up their SWAC schedule
this week while JSL has a date next week with
Alcorn State.
If JSUL wins both its games. it takes home the
division title and title game spot. 'Bama State wins
the division with a win Saturday and JSU loss.
A&M needs a win Saturday and an ASU loss.

1 WINSTON-SALEM STATE 10-0) Easly handled Fayetteville State.
41-8 NEXT: CAA title ga-ne vs. Elizabeth City State.
2 BETHUNE-COOKMAN (7-2) Beat Morgan State. 24-13. NEXT: At
Savannah State looking to church MEAC title
3 TUSKEGEE (8-11 -Knockec off Mies. 27-17 to n SIAC West Drcision
NEXT: SIAC ttle game vs Fort Valler State
4 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF (7-2) Thrashed Texas Southern 49-3
NEXT: At Grambron
5 TENNESSEE STATE (S-21 Fell to Murray State. 49-2S NEXT: Idle.
6 ALABAMA STATE (6-3) Defeated Praine \Vie. 35-21 NEXT: At
7 N. C. CENTRAL (6-3) Beat DelState in double OT. 23-20 NEXT: At
Flonda A&M
8 MILES 5-2)- Felled b\ Tuskegee 27-17 NEXT: Done for regular season
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9 HOWARD 6-3) Got b\ Hampton 20-10 NEXT: At Georgia Southern
10 ALABAMAA&M (7-21- Beat Southern 24-23 in OT NEXT: At Jackson




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26 .........Clark Atlanta
33 ............ Benedict
36 ....... Kentucky State
18 ........@ Tuskegee
38 ...........Concordia
35 .......... @ Stillman
26 ........ @ Morehouse
38 ... Albanv Stin Col. GA

2012 Overall:
2012 SIAC:
2012 BCSP Ranking:
All-Time vs. TU:
Last Time vs. TU:
SIAC Title Game:
SIAC Championships:

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Langston 5 4
Edwa1i Wateoi 5 5
Crential State 3 6
Va. Uliv. Oi Lvnchburgi 2 6
W, Va State 2 8
Texas College 2 8
Chevnrey 1 9
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Alabama State 35, Prairie View A&M 21
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 49, Texas Southern 3
Bethune-Cookman 24, Morgan State 13
Chowan 35, Lincoln (PA) 19
Edward Waters 48, Ava Maria 14
Elizabeth City St. 14, Bowie St. 13
Faimlont St. 48, West Virginia St. 28
Fort Valley St. 38, Albany St. 20
Howard 20, Hampton 10
Jackson State 53, Grambling State 17
Johnson C. Smith 57, Livingstone 6
Lane 38, Benedict 21
Langston 21, S.W. Assemblies of God 7
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8000+ Attend 43rd Northwest Classic

Over 8,000 members of the Raines and Ribault family joined in the 43rd annual Northwest Classic. The annual confab which serves as an unofficial tailgating
homecoming for the alumni, is a celebration of food, fun, football and fellowship. Classmates converged in and around the stadium to make noise and show their
school pride in a mile long stretch. Spectators came from as far as Alabama to cheer the Vikings to their victory 42-20 victory over the Trojans. The game festiv-
ities also include a fish fry, parade, post game parties and an educational roundtable breakfast. WB. Hall and KFP photos

Aundreya Hartsfield, Miss Raines (2010 2011)

The winning Score: Raines 42 vs Ribault 20!

Gail Stanton (Raines 73'), Coretta Pelsey (Ribault 92'),
Randreya Goodman (Sandalwood 78'), Keith Lewis (Ribault
79'), and Alexis Barnes (Raines 70')

The Royal Family: Former Raines Coach Welton Coffee
(1997- 2003) with wife Keenya and daughter Kelsey.

Darnell Marshall and Monique Menefee, Parents of Raines
Viking Footbal Player Tim Harrision #76

Raines' Diamonds showcasing beauty and brains.

Raines sisterhood, spirit and success.

Helena Capers, Kiselle Bell (Head Coach),
Pam Jordan and Rhonda Walker

Preparing for the winning Touchdown!

Raines band showed their precision on the field.

Raines Vikings Class of 1988 held down Jimmie Johnson
Blvd. taking the talgating crown by storm.

Mr. Raines Joel Lewis II (2012 2013) and
Miss Rose Lorenza Ponder (2012-2013)

Myrna Washington with Coach White.

Raines and Ribault cheerleaders

The Oldtimers: Hamp Sumpter (Raines 72'), and Marvin
Quarterman (Gilbert 67') enoy the festivities.

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November 8 14,2012


- hat to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene

57th Annual Greater
Jacksonville Fair
Brinu your family to the Greater
Jacksonville Agricultural Fair,
through Sunday. November llth
at the Jacksonville Fair Grounds,
510 Fairgrounds Place. For more
info visit www.jackson\ illet' or
call (904) 353-0535.

14th Annual Georgia
Literary Festival
The annual Georgia Literary
Festival will be held November
9th and 10th in Jekyll Island,
Georgia.. Featured will be U.S. Poet
Laureate, Natasha 'rethe\\ay, as'
well as the state Poet Laureate to
the festival.- The festival focuses on
authors with Southern links and
showcases the wide range of abili-
ties for regional readers and \\ writers.
For more information, v isit

Sets in the City
The MaliVai Washington Kids
Foundation \\ill present the 2nd
Annual Young Professionals Tennis
Weekend for young professionals
ages 21-40. Friday, November 9th
5:30 -7:30 p.m. at SUITE, 4880 Big
Island Drive. Suite 1. Enjoy two
free drinks and complimetntary
appetizers. On Saturday,
November 10th from 10 a.m.
1:30 p.m., MaliVai Washington \\ill
host a tennis clinic follo\\ed by'
round-robin play attd lunch at the
Mali\ai Washington Youth Center,

lIo0'-) oth Street. For further
inf ortmation contact Ashle
yStrickland at (904) 359-KIDS
(5437) or e-mail AshleyI(amalwash-

Female Veterans Event
The Northeast Florida Women
Veteran Resource Center will pres-
ent the inaugural Northeast Florida
Women Veteran Roundtable on
Saturday, November 10th, t)
to 3 p.m. he e\ent \\ill addIess
opportunities anild challenges ltceid
by \\oomen etet.lans. ITle location is
Florida State C'ollege at
Jackson\ille (I"'SK'J) do\\'nto\\ni
callmpus, Bldg A. lFor more inro.
contact Dec Quaranta at 53'4-473S
or email etl\\ \ CItsi y litoo coin

P.R.I.D.E Anniversary
Book Club Mleeting
Pride Bookclub is celebration then
No\ ember Book Club ainni\etsary,
Saturday Novuember 10th at 6:00 Celebrate at Cleota's Southern
American Cuisine restaurant, 2 111
University Blvd. N. EInJox dinner
and discussion X\ith t '.. MNerritt
author of' The Color of Sand\. lF>or
more information contact Fetice
Franklin at feliceciai bellsouithtnet or
call 04) 389-841 .

"Bag It" A Plastic
Stage Autrora presents "-tBa, it'"
with narrator and actor Job BerrieTr
"Bag It" explores society\ 's obses-

sion with plastics in an entertaining
and surprisingly personal way. The
show is onstage November 10th, at
1:00 p.m. at Stage Aurora
Performance l-lall (inside the
Gateway Town Center across
from the Supervisor of Flections)
5188 Norwood Avenue. Following
a screening of the feature film,
Berrier and the audience will
engage in a discussion about their
film and his work as a filniniakei.
For information please contact
Stage Amoioa at ()0-1) 70-737/2 or
\isit w\\ .sla: eaiurora.oi

Volunteers Needed for
Youth Reading Week
celebrate Young Reader's w\\eek
November 12th Volunitec
readers are iieeded to help duii ng
this eC\Ce l i or t imoic in lo i,i0lontt
citail M elitsa .,tla Ces a t
.lamiesilCS ,i( alxilschlools 'ig t o \ la
phone alt (004) I oI 2'0

28th Annual Empty
Bowls Luncheon
lake the pledge to end hunger o>nel
bowl at a time at the 2th :\liAnnual
1:mptl Bo1\\ Is lutncheo olln uesda\,
November 13th ait 12 noon at the
I'rtine ()oboin 'oiC nlitionl (Center,
1000 \\atei St \om donaltionl \\ ll
help Scconld Ilax\ect North I lorida
eecd ithe 342.ttt000 tood iNsecuie inI
out cotllllUllmnitl I o 0 mote iCintoitnu-
liotl \ IMI t x \\. enot isl ihhope org
or call t"04) -3ti0-8284 oi emaill
sc.ans at \\eNounrishl ope org.

San Marco Arts Festival
First Rate Juried Arts Festival will
return to San Marco with leading
local and national artists. Saturday
November 17th and Sunday,
November 18th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Elijoy an eclectic mix of'original art
onil the square at 1971 San Marco
Boulevard. FIor more iniftrmilation
visit wwwxxx.artcstival.coml or e-mail
intfo aritfestixval.cot or call (561)
746-66 1 .

Color Purple Encore
Critics and Audiences raved and
we'rc bringing it back for You!
Stage Aurora Ihleatrical (Compalny
\\ ill p-reseiit the I'o1iv A ward will-
niici hit Bol id ai smiashli tl mtii usi-
cal Ilie Color IPurple Saturday,
NoviierileT 17th and Sunday.
N Noembler 18th at the Stage Antrora
Performance tall located at 51588
Noi\\ood Av\enue inside (Gateiva'
Iox it Center For ticket information
call the Stage Aurora Box office at
()04) -'5-"3 2 or () 04) 765-7373.

Druniline Live!
rlimhline Cpresents its energetic
cast alnd a \ersa,;tile group ofl mulsi-
cJians hlonoinMg daince and soul.
I teatl an c.lectic fillx of soundd as the
thciltei bi Ings he i A. incricanl
Ma.ichtng Band experience to a
\\ idet a.iudience. Saturail .
Noniember 17th at S p.m. in the
Imies L.' io Moran Theater. 502
\\. State St. For more information

visit. or call
(904) 632-3373.

8th Annual Pearls
& Cufflinks
The Clara White Mission is gear-
ing up for their 5th annual Pearls &
('ufllinks Gala, Saturday,
November 17th from 6 9 p.m. at
('iti I headquarters, 14000 Citi Cards
Way. For more information contact
Nichole Torres at (904) 354-416, or
feel free to email
ntorres(ac lIarawhi

Guided Bird Walk
at Fort Mose
Fort Mose Historic State Park will
host a guided bird walk oni
November 18th, from 8:30 to
10:30 am. Bird enthusiasts will find
a \arnety of herons, egrets, wood
storks, hawks and owls. For more
info contact park staff at 823-2232
or e-mail Tern Newmans a

A Night with Stars
Friends of Elder Source presents
"A night with the Stars" honoring
ad ocates and caregi\erls of elders.
Thursday. November 29th. 5:30
to S:30 p.m. at the l'ni\Crsit\ of
North Florida. For more itnforma-
tion call (904) 391-6692 or \isit
wx xx

Spoken Word
Once a month, the Ritz offers an
open mic for poets and poetry
lovers of all ages. Show off \our
own talent for verse. or just come.
listen and soak up the creative
atmosphere. Spoken Word hits the
stage Thursday. December 5th at
7:00 p.m. For more information call
(904) 632-5555 or \isit wxvw.ritz- The Ritz is locat-
ed at 829 North Davis Street.

Become a Brand New
Woman Conference
The Brand New Woman
conference e will be held Saturday,
December 8th, at the Sheraton
Jacksonville IIotel, 10605
Deerwood Park Blvd., promises to
educate and motivate. The confer-
ence is dedicated to addressing the
total needs of women highlighting
money management, careers and
relationships. Special guest is best-
selling author Brenda Jackson. For
more information email
info( ,

Annual Children's
Christmas Party
The Children's' Christmas party
of Jacksonville will be held,
Saturday. December 15th, 9:00
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jacksonville's
children. 12 years of age and
younger. who otherwise might not
receive toys for Christmas. will be
treated to a fun day in celebration of
this important holiday. For more
information call (904) 350-1616 or
\ isit \\

Douglas Anderson
34th Grand Reunion
The 1962 Class of Douglas
Anderson High School -107
extends an invitation to all Fiery
Dragons and friends to join in a cel-
ebrating their 50th year and 34th
Grand reunion. Friday. December
22nd at the WV-ndham Jacksonville
River Walk Hotel. 1515 Prudential
Dr., For additional information
contact Sam Davis at
sdiv'istir662att:net or call 318-8957-


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November 8-14, 2012

Kaiman Clark, Jaylen Clark, Brenda Clark,
Julian Clark, Khaliah Hannah and Thomas Hannah.

the midst of the W\Villiams sisters'
first bustling visit to Africia,shie was
certain ol one thing: It was only "a
imiatter of lime" b'before she was
world No. I again.
Serena and older sister Venus
arrived in South Africa on an early-
morning flight from Nigeria,
though Serena told reporters at a
luxury hotel and casino complex
how nice it was to be in Australia.
She quickly corrected her slip, jok-
ing that she was already focused on
next season.
"I'm already thinking of the
Australian Open," she said, smiling.
"I'm constantly thinking of Grand
Venus also was feeling the travel
fatigue after the siblings' arrived in
Johannesburg off a busy three-day
stop in Nigeria. She opened the
morning media briefing \with "good
It didn't hurt their huge populari-
ty with the large group of South
Atrican journalists. Nor did the duo

arriving more than two hourlis late
because of flight delays. The
reporters applauded and whooped
when the Americans finally got
there and even cheered at one point
dilring the press conference.
"It's so great to be ill South
Africa," Venus said. "It's an honor
to be here."
It was understandable that Serena
would want to get to Australia and
back on court at a major tournament
as quickly as possible after a stand-
out second half of 2012, when she
won Wimbledon, Olympic gold, the
U.S. Open and last weekend's sea-
son-ending WTA Tour
Serena still ended the season
ranked No. 3 after a slow start to
2012, which was epitomized by a
first-round exit at the French Open.
But the ranking didn't concern her.
"I'min not thinking about that (not
being No. 1) so much," Serena said.
"lor me, I'd rather have (Grand
Slams and victories. I've been No. I
before and believe me I'll be No. I

again. It's just a matter of time."
Her 1ifth Wimbledon title was
probably the highlight of a good
year, although collecting pins
fromn other athletes at the
Summer Ol(yml.'i '
almost as gootI ,d
collecting the g.. I,
medal in Londci
she said.
Win ning
was really
great. I'd
have to lean
towards that
(being the /
she said.
The sister-
were in Africa i,
support of ,
women's chnI Cii
but also spenl nkm,
coaching youni. I ,11
Nigeria and Soj il ,. i
and w ere due i.. t..,. It r

rivalry on court in a second exhibi-

Travon Stokes, Don Acacia, Autumn Woodard,
Rain Woodard and Deborah Woodard

Shicoa Knighton, Rochelle Knighton,
Jerry Pegram and Jaden Knighton

Smith Speaks Out on Parenting Style

.IlThe Ictiess. ilothei and witfe
receitlv chatted x iith People ma a-
S, ne about her patentilg st\le. Ic
., "1 think thi t old-school style of,
ll'm \our parclnt and l'm gireater
0131than \ou" doesn't work." she
Recently told People magazine.
S' "\What I establish with mI children
is a partnership." says Jada. whose
*! t,,o younlger kids are in slhow busi-
ness. Her stepson. Trey. hasn't
expressed a Hfoll.\ wood aIp\-a-
tionlls ct.
The Silth children ha\c been
Intentional aboit expessiicll them-
"kelcs and establslng theI o\\ in
*idlentlt\ iI the indust : oith theni
flitmbo\ aniit sti les. loud colo s. id
lhaiiiCts and messac lden lultsic.
Buit iliatl' the xa\\a ill and aJ da
raise thile kids \\xith the fieCdom to
When "instilling in l illo\\I ] the
lThe Smith clan: Willow., Jaden. Will and Jada Smith. poker for imdl\ iduahtI. \eW com-
Jlada PinkeCtt Smith must ha\e a-teen-daughtcr slhaving her halt nunicatc withl our kids in a lxax
heard the xluispers about her kids. What's up \\ ith the ga pride mes- that our message o\ erpo\\ cris an
Don't act like you don't think the sage,' s that a piercing"' Yeah, other message that they gtcC out
same things- whv is her not-c\ en- cx\C erione is guilty. there." she says.

match on the
tour in Johannesburg on Sunday in
front of a sellout crowd of 4,000
Venus beat higher-ranked Serena
on Friday in Lagos after Serena had
cone 31-1 since her first-round loss
in Paris.
"We're going to go all out,"
Serena said. promising revenge for
that defeat to Venus in Nigeria. "I
may make a few unforced errors but
I'm going to do my best."
Venus said when the pair played,
their parents "don't say too much."
but always want the one who lost
the last game to win the latest con-
Later in the day. the sisters went
to the famous Johannesburg town-
ship of Sow eto to pass on some tips
to a group of local children. who
got to hit balls with the multiple
Grand Slam winners at the town-
ship's Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre.
The biggest cheer there was for a
young box in a bright red cap and
white t-shirt who hammered a fore-
hand winner past Serena. It also
earned him a wide smile and a high
five from Venus.

Page 12 Nis. Perry's Free Press November 8-14, 2012

Job Corps Encourages Students

to Become First Time Voters

Jacksonville Job Corps trains
about 525 students per year. The
young men and women study to
become: carpenters, electricians,
certified nurse assistants, office
administrators, pharmacy, comput-
er and HVAC technicians and other
professionals. The center's top pri-
ority is to teach eligible young peo-
ple the skills they need to become
employable and to help place them
into meaningful careers.
Job Corps is a taxpayer-support-
ed education and career technical

training program administered by
the United States Labor
Department. The program helps 16
to 24 year old men and women to
improve the quality of their lives
through career technical and aca-
demic training and serves about
60,000 students each year at 124
centers across the U.S. and Puerto
Rico. For more information on
Jacksonville Job Corps Center visit or
contact Joann Manning-Business &
Community Liaison (904) 632-
5410 or (904) 742-1180.

Shown is Jr. Miss Kyra, Little Miss Tristan Russell and Miss Fashionetta Rickeetta (;rahamn. .', v

AKA Presents Miss Fashionetta

The 2012 Miss Fashionetta
Pageant Was held at Edward White
High School on Saturday,
November 3rd. The Pageant was
sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc. Pi Eta Omega
Chapter. The theme of this year's
biennial pageant was "The Princess
in Me."
Eleven contestants vied for the
winning spot in three different age-
related categories. The Little Miss
Fashionetta contestants were Mya
Randolph, and Tristan Russell.
Junior Miss Fashionetta contestants
were Jasmine Bridges, Destiny
Casey. Kyra Freeney and Ja'Keya
Rackley. Competing in the Miss
Fashionetta category were Ayana
Brown, Tiahana Caldwell, Tamia
Gadson, Rickeetta Graham and
Maiya Kelly.
The program featured a lively
mix of entertainment that opened
with a dance routine. Kelly
Kearney, Miss Duval County 2012
was also featured as a solo ballet-
style dancer. After performing,

Miss Kearney spoke to the
audience about her experi-
ences in various pageants and
encouraged contestants and
parents alike to continue their
participation and involvement.
Songwriter and recording
artist Starr Fields entertained
the audience and contestants
with several songs as her pow-
erful vibrato filled the audito-
A feature segment of tile
Pageant was a fashion design
modeling segment by all of the con-
testants. Each princess traversed the
beautiful decorated stage ("The
Land of Pink and Green") as they
modeled a design specifically cho-
sen for them. The variations were
many, ranging from modern co\w-
girl to evening elegant and e\eiy-
thing in between. All of the contest-
ants appeared in tile finale elegant-
ly dressed in flowing white gow nsu.
and were assisted by sharp-dressed
escorts wearing formal tuxedos
with bow ties.

The three category winners were
selected based on indix dual funds
raised, instead of lthe more trad-
tional method of uldging. Rickeetta
(.iGaham l \\as cro\ wnled Miss
Fashtonetta l'he ltiiot liIss
i'isliionctt.i crow n \\cult to K\ ia
lireicie It istan Ruisscll \\ is
cro\\lined .tt e \ iss a .sliiolnett.i
'he Clhapter president. Ms lngrid
Burch, thanked all of tilthe contest-
anits, escorts, parents, sponIsors and
guests for their support, tuneless
setn ice, preparation iand participa-
tion on tlie pageants.

First time voter Mark Starr
stands in front of the Supervisor
of Elections Office after voting
for the first time
For six weeks, staff at tilhe
Jacksonville Job Corps Center
assisted students in registering to
vote. Many students who were not
of age in the last election had the
opportunity to register to vote in the
Presidential election. The center
has a capacity of 350 students and
while many of these students are
registered voters, the opportunity to
participate and let their voices be
heard was an opportunity of a life
tune. To ease the process, the center
provided transportation for those
students that wanted to participate
in the early voting process. They
also provided transportation on
election day.
The students at the Jacksonville
Job Corps Center have a constant
presence in the community through
their volunteer projects and look
forward to continuing to give back
to the Jacksonville conmnunitv. For
teh second year, students volun-
teered over 125 nman hours to the
North Florida Susan Gi Komen
Race for the ('ure .
In addition to \olunteerng, tilhe
students raised funds for tile event
and participated in the race. "It was
a rewarding experience for me,.
said SGA Secretary Ms. Yasenia
Zertuche \\ ho is a Job Corps work-
ing on her Medical Assisting certifi-

Phi Delta Kappa Enhances Education

Opportunities for Students and Teachers

Shown above are students Khalil Michael, James Turner and Tony
Brume learning how to make beats on the computer from Iris Jones

and Troy McNair.
by Gloriden Norris
The national educational sorority,
Plhi Delta Kappa. Incorporated.
Delta Delta Chapter hosted its
Annual Teach-A-Rama last week-
end at the Historic Springfield
Community Learning Center to
enhance educator's productivity.
The sorority invited Troy McNair.
Sr. and his cast to present "School
Beat". an interactive, creative, and
engaging project based Learning
and educational Programming.

Students and adults were intrigued
with the presentation. Troy is the
founder of Education Through
Entertainment and Arts Partnership.
Other presenters included Dr.
Carolyn Girardeau. Director of
High Student Programs and
Jacqueline Bowen, Executive
Director Secondary Programs from
Duval County Public Schools who
shared information and answered
questions in reference to education-
al issues and concerns.

November 8-14, 2012

Page 12 Ms. Perry's Free Press

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