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Patrick Williams, 25, were
arrested Saturday when
police officers found 2,600
copies of bootleg CDs and
DVDs in plastic bins in their
Both men were charged
with selling unauthorized
copyrighted music records.
Williams was also charged
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The men also had seven
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Four Year Olds Can Now Start School
Kids enjoy their learning experience at the Blue Dove
By Josetta Arnold
State Senator Tony Hill
and State Representative
Audrey Gibson provided the
community with a better
understanding of the
Voluntary Pre-K Program
Tuesday. The program, is
free for any child who will
be 4-years old by
September 1, 2005
Hill and Gibson and
members of the
Jacksonville Early Learning
Coalition facilitated the
forum. More than 75 com-
munity childcare providers
News in brief
No More Paddling In Duval County Schools
The Duval County School Board voted unaninousil\
Tuesday to cease corporal punishment from its student code
of conduct. Two board members noted that paddling i as
used more on black students.
No Failing Public Schools In Duval County
Governor Bush announced Wednesday that 71 percent of
public schools in the state earned "A" or "B" grades in
2005, and 463 schools improved their rankings..
For the first time, all traditional schools in Duval County
received passing grades, including six "challenged" schools
in northwest Jacksonville that failed last year.
The number of failing schools in Duval County dropped
from six to zero.
Three charter schools however, received failing grades -
SOS Academy, Wayman Academy of the Arts and Sojourner
Truth High School.
and parents attended the ses-
Parents interested mn
enrolling a child will need to
bring a copy of the child's
birth certificate and proof of
residency (light or phone
For the month of June,
each Thursday from 5:30
p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a 4-year-
old can register at William
Raines High School.
Appointments can be sched-
uled by calling the
staff at 208-2044.
The Blue Dove Learning
Tree, 3809 Moncrief West is
also a participant in the pro-
gram and is currently assist-
ing parents with registration.
For more information call
Fla. -- When Tammie
Fields attended an event at
a church on Mother's Day,
one member of the audi-
ence said, "I feel like I per-
sonally know her. I wake
up to her every morning."
Apparently, the lady is
in the company of many
when she tunes in to
Channel 4 because the
Mla\ 2005 Nielsen ratings,
rated Channel 4 -
Eyewitness News as
Number one in
Jacksonville at 5 p.m.,
5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10
In fact, Eyewitness
Channel 4, Number
One In News 4 Jax
one spot with Dr. Phil at 3
pm and Oprah at 4 pm.
Texas Justice is also
now in the Number One
spot at 9 a.m. on Channel
Channel 4, after serv-
ing as a CBS Network
affiliate for approximately
53 years, severed its rela-
tionship with the network
and became an independ-
ent station about three
Many were surprised
by the move and felt the
station would lose an enor-
mous number of viewers.
Apparently news loyalty
has proven itself and the
station is back on track and
according to BIA Financial
Network Inc., a company
that evaluates media com-
panies, Channel 4 is also
back on track financially,
only second to Channel 12.
Channel 4's theme is, THE
I In other words, like The
Florida Star, they are "the
people's choice." WJXT is
owned by The Post News
Week Company and the
General Manager is Larry
News, Monday through
Friday at 10 pm is ranked
*#1 by a 29% margin; by a
34% margin at 5 p.m. and
by a 15% margin at 5:30
The Morning Show
ranks #1 Monday Sunday
at 7 a.m. and beats the com-
bined delivery of CBS and
ABC by a 97% margin.
The station is #2 at 12
noon. CBS is ranked #1 at
noon as many viewers pre-
pare for the CBS soap
operas, The Young and the
Restless and The Bold and
As the soaps end, the
station regains its number
Poll: Minority Groups Favor Ethnic Media
The Associated Press
reported Tuesday that nearly
half the country's Hispanics,
Asian Americans and other
minorities prefer ethnic
newspapers, television and
radio to mainstream media.
Overall, ethnic media reach
approximately 80 percent of
the groups studied -- about
51 million people, or a quar-
R o g e r s
B r o w n
for the federal
ending a two-
accusations of Janice Rogers Brown
sexism. President Bush stated "Justice Brown, while on the
California Supreme Court, distinguished herself as a bril-
liant and fair-minded jurist who is committed to the rule of
law." Her confirmation vote was 55-43.
ter of the U. S. adult popula-
"This is something that is
growing like a giant hidden
in plain sight," said Sandy
Close, executive director for
NCM, a nationwide associa-
tion of more than 700 ethnic
The study show that
minorities feel that minority
media often do a better job
covering news from the
homeland and other issues
the community cares about.
U.S. Senate to Apologize
For Anti-Lynching Bill Rejection
According to Senators Mary Landrieu, D-La, and
George Allen, R-Va. nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were
introduced in the first half of the 20th century and that
seven presidents between 1890 and 1952 petitioned
Congress to end lynching but nothing got through the&
The nonbonding measure apologizes for this failure and
expresses "most solemn regrets of the Senate to the descen-
dants of victims of lynching."
The great-great granddaughter of a black South
Carolina farmer was killed by a white mob nearly a centu-
ry ago will be in Washington for the apology.
According to Doria Dee Johnson, her great great grand-
father owned 427 acres of cotton land and was a communi-
ty leader, starting a school for black children and a union
for black farmers. He was arrested and lynched after he
accused a white buyer of cheating him.
Senator Landrieu said that lynching was an American
form of terrorism, documented in 46 states. She added that
now that the U. S. is fighting a war against terrorism, this
is a good time to apologize for the past and "remind our-
selves that terrorism existed in the United States in differ-
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The controversy of recent
years about the Confederate
flag-whether it is a symbol of
honor, .as some claim, or a
symbol of infamy, as others
do, is a prime example of the
trouble historical ignorance
That trouble has now cropped
up in, Missouri, where
Governor Matt Blunt ordered
that 'the Confederate flag be
flown on June 5th at a memo-
rial service some 400 people
held at a Confederate ceme-
tery in that state.
Governor Blunt said he was
acting at the request of a state
legislator who represents the
district where the service-
timed to coincide with the
June 3rd birthday of Jefferson
Davis, the leader of the
The Governor's order was
issued quietly. But once lead-
ers of the Missouri National
Association for the
Advancement of Colored
People heard about it, they-
quite properly-registered a
strong objection and staged a
brief march at the Governor's
Mansion to make their objec-
tions more visible.
"We have many, many press-
ing issues on our agenda-jobs,
and economic development,
better health care, and so on,"
said Harold Crumpton, presi-
dent of the St. Louis NAACP.
"But we cannot stand by and
accept this objectionable
symbol being flown on state
Crumpton emphasized that
the NAACP was not trying to
prevent private citizens from
holding a ceremony at the
Confederate cemetery. Their
point is that the state should
not in any way be a party to it.
Referring to Governor Blunt's
Republican affiliation, he
said, "Abraham Lincoln
opposed this flag and what it
represented. How can any
Republican today claim that
he was wrong?"
According to news reports, a
spokesman said the Governor
favored a scholarly review of
whether it would be appropri-
ate to fly the Confederate flag
at the site. I for one welcome
more and more honest schol-
arship about the Confederate
flag and the rebellion and
leaders who brought it into
being-precisely because it's
become fashionable once,
again in some quarters to pre-
tend there's no "truth" about
what, the various flags of the
Confederacy stand for, that
it's simipl) an issue about
which reasonable people can
This, of course, is nonsense.
We've long known enough to
have no doubt what the
Confederacy and its various
They stand for not just the
TO BE EQUAL
By Marc H. Morial
President And CEO
National Urban League
Flying the Flag of Infamy
maintenance, but the expan-
sion of Negro Slavery, and the
rule of the most despicable
concepts of human relations
human beings have ever
The facts of Negro Slavery
and the words, written and
spoken, of the leaders of the
Confederate rebellion make
One fact is Slavery's impor-
tance to the entire country's
economic foundation. As
scholar James Oliver Horton
noted in the recent Public
Broadcasting Service docu-
mentary, "Slavery and the
Making of America," by 1840
the value of cotton exports
was greater than the com-
bined value of all of the
nation's other exports. That
made slaves the most valu-
able "asset" of the United
States other than the land
itself. Their value was con-
firmed, for example, by the
five "negro (sic) slavery
clauses" of the Confederate
Constitution of 1861. A utili-
tarian document devoid of
positive principle, its only
true declaration was that pro-
ponents of Slavery must have
the "freedom" to implant it
wherever they choose.
That sentiment was expressed
in more flowery and poison-
ous language by Alexander H.
Stephens, the Vice President
of the Confederacy, in the
infamous "Cornerstone of the
Confederacy Speech" he gave
in Savannah, Georgia on
March 25, 1861.
"The new constitution," he
said, speaking of the
"has put to rest, forever, all
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am omm -4 -
"D 0 0
the agitating questions relat-
ing to our peculiar institution-
African slavery, as it exists
among us-the proper status of
the negro (sic) in our form of
civilization. This was the
immediate cause of the late
rupture and present revolu-
Stephens went on to assert
that the ideas of equality
among human beings pro-
claimed in the U.S.
Constitution were "funda-
mentally wrong .... Our new
government is founded upon
exactly the opposite idea: its
foundations are laid, its cor-
nerstone rests upon the great
truth, that the negro (sic) is
not equal to the white man;
that slavery- subordination to
the superior race-is his natural
and normal condition." The
sentiments that were the foun-
dation of the Confederacy did
not die with it, nor with the
equally pernicious regime of
legalized racism the White
South erected in its place in
the late 1800s.
Nor, despite the sea-change
on race relations in our public
and private sectors since the
1960s, have they been com-
pletely eradicated today.
The shocking recent burnings
of three crosses in Durham,
N.C., is just one -of many
examples one could cite as
evidence that some still fol-
low the evil principles of the
Confederacy-and a reminder
that there are no words which
can exonerate its proponents
or scrub the stain of evil from
its primary symbol, the
JUNE 11 2005
IAEIL A-3 1 uIl U ll ",, 01 -111
"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
"Jacksonville Chapter, The Links, Inc. Inducts
Links, Inc. Southern Area Director Mrs. Margaret
Johnson, assisted by newly installed Jacksonville
Chapter, Links Inc. president Mrs. Gloria Dean,
inducted two unique and distinctive community leaders
to Linkdom recently.
Fashionably dressed in ceremonial white, members
of The Jacksonville Links convened at the
Baymeadows Embassy Suites Hotel for its.new mem-
ber induction ceremony. Joining as members of The
Jacksonville Chapter, Links Inc. are: The Hester Group
Public Relation president Mrs. Hester Taylor Clark
and Florida Star Columnist/Blueprint Program
Director/Watson Realtor Mrs. Betty Asque Davis.
Because of their respective careers in media and
public relations, their own experiences with their
respective media careers and the lack of awareness
within the minority community of the cornucopia of
career opportunities in the fields of journalism and pub-
lic relations, prior to the Sunday afternoon induction
the prospective members chose as their Links
Orientation Service Project "Career Opportunities In.
Journalism and Public Relations". The duo was com-
mitted to exposing interested high school students to
First Coast High School was the site for the service
project workshops, with the English classes of Mrs.
Teneshia Wright participating. Along with the work-
shop copies of Skirt magazine, The Florida Star news-
paper, and Web site information for career opportunities
were given to each of the participants.
Both Mrs. Clark and this writer feel very privileged
to expand their community commitment through such a
prestigious organization as the Links, Inc., a national
group of ladies that have been dedicated to Services to
Youth; the Arts; and International Trends and Services
since its founding in 1946.
"A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever"
When poet John Keats wrote, A thing of beauty is
a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never
pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet
for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and
quiet breathing....My uncertain path with green that I
may speed, easily onward, thorough flowers ...", he
must have had in mind Mrs. Vivian Walker. Mrs.
Walker a trained and gifted artist and member of The
Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Inc. is also honored with
having one of her innumerable paintings, Smokey
Mountains, featured in the Smithsonian Institute's state
of Tennessee exhibit.
On a recent sunny Saturday morning members of the
Arts Committee chaired by'Mrs. Wanda Montgomery
assisted their member and artist Mrs. Vivian Walker for
a Saturday morning creative painting session with the
Hilltop Girl Scout troop members. The activity was a
joyful experience for the Girl Scouts, Daisies and the
Jacksonville Links Arts Committee members.
Using her exemplary skill and talent, Mrs. Walker
had let no details undone in preparing for the excited
young ladies. Each of the young ladies had a sketched
canvas to replicate an earlier painting creation of their
instructor Mrs. Walker. As she instructed the painting of
a beautiful floral arrangement, the young ladies were
wide-eyed and gleefully excited as their own creations
evolved, following the skillful and caring step by step
instructions of Mrs. Walker along with her connecting
Link and helpful Link sisters.
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever", states poet John
Keats and The Jacksonville, Chapter, Links, Inc. will
indeed be surrounded by bountiful beauty having pro-
fessional artist Mrs. Vivian Walker as a member of their
Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming events.
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Education Now and Babies Later (ENABL)
Abstinence Only Education to Duval County Youth aged 9-19.
Free to all organizations, including .
faith-based and community groups.
The "Managing Pressures Before Marriage" curriculum
teaches youth about:
The risk of early sexual involvement.
Assertive refusal techniques.
Building healthy relationships.
Resisting peer pressures.
To reduce teen pregnancy.
To reduce the rate of sexual activity in adolescents.
To reduce the rate of sexually transmitted diseases
River Region Human Services Prevention Dept.
650 Park St., Jacksonville, FL 32204
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JUINE 11, 2005
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Faith In Our Community
-Schedule of Events and Services-
FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY-Vision Baptist Church will
host it's Annual Family and Friends day on Sunday, June 12,
4:00 p.m. at 8973 Lem Turner Rd. Rev. Ervin A. Jones, III
Florida Rector Consecrated
Bishop Of Seychelles
Bishop Santosh Marray
St. Philips Episcopal Church and the Diocese of
Florida invite the public to a service celebrating the
Consecration of The Rev. Santosh Marray as Bishop of
the Se\ chelles Islands at St. John's Cathedral on Sunday,
June 19, at 5:00 p.m.
The Rev. Santosh lMarray \\as consecrated Bishop of
the Seychelles in the Anglican Province of the Indian
Ocean on April 6 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in
Victoria City' on the Island of Mlaha.
Bishop Marray, a native of Guyana, was rector of St.
Philip's Church in Jacksonville, Fla. at the time of his
election on February 19.
The Diocese of the Seychelles is located in the Indian
ocean' east of Tanzania. The Most Reverend Remi
Rabanirina, archbishop of the Province and Bishop of
Antananarivo, was the Chief Consecrator. He was assist-
ed by the entire College of Bishops from the province, the,
retired Bishop of the Seychelles, and the Bishops of
Mauritius, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Toamasina, and
The service, broadcast live on local television, was
attended by over 700 persons including the president and
vice president, chief justice, and other members of the
government of Seychelles.
Bishop Marray sad his election was an "act of God."
He was commuting to Wales from Florida once a month to
attend a class on Canon Law and became acquainted with
a fellow student who turned out to be the Chancellor of the
Province of the Indian Ocean. Following several classes,
the Chancellor asked Bishop Marray if he w6uld permit
his name to be submitted for nomination to be Bishop of
the Seychelles. Father Marray was elected by a simple
majority on the third ballot after the elimination vote.
Prior to Jacksonville, father Marray was rector of St.
Margaret's in Nassau and was earlier vicar of five
Missions on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. He and
his wife Nalini have two children who attend universities
What is the eulogy?,
Also called the. remem-
brance, the eulogy ,is the speech
or presentation during the funer-
al ceremony that talks about the
life and character of the person
who died. The eulogy acknowl-
edges the unique life of the per-
son who died and affirms the
significance of that life for all
who shared in it. The eulogy
typically lasts 15-20 minutes,
although longer presentations
may also be appropriate.
Who presents the eulogy?
: The eulogy can be delivered
by a clergyperson,' a family
member or a friend of the per-
son who died. Instead of a tradi-
tional eulogy delivered by one
person, you may choose to ask
several people to speak and
share their memories. There is
also a growing trend toward
having people attending the
funeral stand up and share a,
memory of the person who died.
This works well, especially at
smaller or less formal gather-
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
5660 Moncrief Rd.V
of Life Changing Ministries is the guest speaker. For more
information call 762-0899 or 705-5965.
SECOND ANNUAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR-
The Worship Place, 2627 Spring Glen Rd., will host its
Second Annual Health and Wellness Fair entitled "Walking
In The Light Toward Good Health" on Saturday, June 18,
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Activities include cholesterol screen-
ing (first 50 people), blood pressure check, mammograms
application, visiting physicians, diabetic screening, ques-
tionnaires, HIV/AIDS screening, mental health screening,
TB screening, and fun for the entire family. Nutritional
information and teen/youth information will also be avail-
able. For more information contact the church at (904) 396-
ANNUAL CELEBRATION-The B.J. Lane Male Chorus of
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 2036 Silver St.,
invites the public to its annual celebration on Saturday, June
11, at 5:00 p.m. Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor.
SERVICE OF ORDINATION-Resurrection Baptist
Church, Christian Center, 6046 Moncrief Rd. W., invites the
public to "The Laying on of Hands" a Service of Ordination
for Bro. Charles Edward Gooden and Bro. Jesse Lee Prince,
Sr. to the Deaconate and Sis. Parthenia Johnson-Gooden 'to
The Deaconess Minstry. The servcie will be held on Sunday,
June 26 at 4;00 p.m. Rev Glenn F. Foreman, Sr., Pastor.
THE 'BRIDEGROOM COMETH-The Violet Williams
Missionary Society of Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, 6910 New
Kings Rd., presents "Behold The Bridegroom Cometh" on
Sunday, June 12, at 4:00 p.m. ,All missionaries are invited.
Missionary Brenda Smith is President of the WMS. Rev.
Marvin Zanders, III, Pastor.
MONTHLY MEETING-The Prison. Fellowship Ministries
will hold its monthly meeting onThursday, June 23, 7:00
p.m. at Watch The Lamb Ministries, 2519 Soutel Dr. (at 11th
Ave.). Sam Roberts, President
CHURCH AND PASTOR'S ANNIVERARIES-Mt.
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 1620 Helena St., will cel-
ebrate 139 years of the church and nine years of the Pastor
Dr. R. E. Herring, Sr. Emphasis wil be on "Success is
always 'Secured in the Savior". A banquet will be held on
Saturday, June 11 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the S.A. Thomas,
Jr. Family Life Center. Bishop Shard Herring, Jr. of Eastside
Church of God is the speaker. The celebration culminates
Sunday, June .12 with a full day of worship honoring the pas-
tor. Rev. Dr. Tyrone Blue of Greater New Mt. Pleasant
(Callahan,-Fla.) is the speaker for the 8:00 a.m. service, fol-
lowed by Rev. Thomas D. BLue, III of Hopewell Missionary
Baptist Church (Lowell, Fla.) at 11:00 a.m., and Rev. James
Sampson of First New Zion Baptist Church at 4:00 p.m.
ABBA CONFERENCE-The 3rd Annual ABBA
Conference will be held Faith United MIracle Temple
Church, 1860 W. 5th St. Dates and speakers include: June
14-Pastor Anthony Gilyard of E. Orange. New Jersey; June
15- Pastor Leofric Thomas of Jacksonville, Fla.; June 16-
Pastor'Prophet Nathan L. Simmons of Atlanta, Ga., and
June 17-Pastor Early Jackson of Philadelphia, Pa.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED-The Jesus Rock of Ages Baptist
Church will sponsor an Evangelistic Outreach Service on
,Saturday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.-l:00 p.m at three locations.
The locations are The Gateway Shopping Mall, Walgreens.
at 5108 Norwood Ave.,, and the Save-Rite Food Store at 201
W., 48th St. Volunteer registration will be held on Saturday,
June 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the church located at 7217 Elwood
Ave. For more information call Pastor E. Nelson Battle at
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*Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, 14 million Black children have
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camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee."
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Edward Waters College is
pleased to announce that, as part of Interim President
Oswald P. Bronson, Sr.'s "Excellenqe and Ethics" platform,
Dr. Marty Khan has been named Interim Director of Internal
Auditing. ,Dr. Khan is currently the Internal Auditor at the
University of North Florida and has agreed to continue his
Gallagher Charges Meth Labs
As 'Terrorist Threat" To Florida
Declaring meth labs a
domestic terrorist threat to
Florida's first responders
and citizens, Florida's Chief
Financial Officer and State
Fire Marshal Tom Gallagher
has announced initiatives to
protect Florida's law
enforcement officers, fire-
fighters and emergency
response personnel from the
dangers they face when
making arrests or investigat-
ing fires and explosions at
"The criminals who
make meth are the equiva-
lent to the makers of any ter-
rorist bomb anywhere in the
world. These labs are a
threat to the lives of first
responders as they try to
keep us safe and win the war
on drugs," Gallagher said.
Gallagher is joining
forces with Commissioner
Guy Tunnell, director of the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, to promote
specialized training on meth
labs to fight back against a
disturbing and rapidly rising
A recent survey by the
Administration found that
the number of meth labs
found in Florida jumped
from 28 in 2001 to 332 in
"These clandestine labo-
ratories are a threat to the
environment, a hazard to our
communities, and. a danger
to the officers who seize
them," said FDLE
"This integrated training
effort is another important
step in Florida's fight against
Exact figures on first
responder injuries and
deaths are hard to collect but
according to recent reports
from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
(CDC), injuries and deaths
for first responders dealing
with clandestine meth labs
are on the rise.
ed events recorded by the
Surveillance (HSEES) sys-
tem increased from 184 in
2000 to 320 in June, 2004,
totaling 1,791 events in the
16 states, including Florida.
These events resulted in
almost 960 injuries to police
officers, firefighters and
other first-responders. The
most frequent injuries were
respiratory irritation, eye
irritation, and burns, but
nine deaths were also report-
ed. The DEA reported more
than 13,000 seizures of meth
lab and meth lab materials in
The training being
offered in Florida is a model
for the rest of the nation.
More than 150 officers and
firefighters from throughout
Florida and from other
states, including New York
and Illinois, have signed up
for the training courses June
21-23 and June 28-30 at the
Florida State Fire College in
responsibilities at UNF while temporarily assisting EWC as
the college searches for a permanent .Director of Internal
"Dr. Khan is charged with ensuring adherence to the poli-
cies and procedures critical to preserving the College's
integrity," said Bishop McKinley Young, Chairman of the
College's Board of Trustees.
Dr. Khan has served for nine years as Internal Auditor for
UNF. UNF's President John Delaney, who also serves on
EWC's Presidential Advisory Council, has agreed to commit
Dr. Kahn's expertise to EWC for the purpose of creating and
implementing this new position.
"We are pleased to be able to assist EWC in this way as
EWC continues to gain strength in the broader mission of
providing quality education to as many worthy students as
possible," said President Delaney.
Dr. Khan obtained a Doctorate of Education in Education
Leadership from UNF, a Master of Science in International
Relations from Troy State University and a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Economics and Accounting from Hunter
College in New York. Before joining UNF, Dr. Kahn served
as Senior Internal Auditor for the U.S. Government in
Washington, D.C. and Political Officer for the U.S. Air Force
Reserves in which he achieved the rank of Major.
Bishop Young emphasized that "this should be seen as a
positive sign of EWC's genuine integrity and accountability
as we move further in restoring EWC's relationship with the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools."
Crist Calls For Coordination Of Efforts
To Protect Children From Sex Offenders
WASHINGTON, D.C. --
Florida Attorney General
Charlie Crist today told a
tee that finding a solution to
the pervasive problem of sex
crimes against children will
require cooperation at all
levels of government and a
including prevention, educa-
tion, tracking and enforce-
ment. Crist testified at the
request of the ,House
Judiciary Subcommittee on
Crime, Terrorism and
Homeland Security at a
hearing in the Rayburn
does matters as much as pro-
tecting the safety and well-
being of our law-abiding cit-
izens, especially our chil-
dren," said 'Crist. "Sex
offenders and predators rep-
resent the worst of society,
and it is up to government at
all levels to make sure they
are not allowed to terrorize
the most innocent among
Crist testified as part of a
four-person panel as the sub-
committee considers numer-
ous bills addressing various
aspects of sex crimes against
children. The Attorney
General discussed Florida's
experience with such cases,
particularly since the shock-
ing February 2004 abduc-
tion and murder of 11-year-
old Carlie Brucia in
Sarasota. Other high-profile
Florida cases include this
year's abductions and mur-
ders of Jessica Lunsford and
Crist told. the subcom-
mittee of numerous steps
Florida has taken to mini-
mize the risk to children
posed by sex offenders and&
These measures include:
A new online database
that enables parents to learn
when registered sex offend-
ers live near their homes,
schools or other locations
their children visit. Since it
was unveiled on May 17,
the Neighborhood Search
function has been accessed
by more than 350,000
*The Attorney General's
Office association with
NetSmartz, an interactive
educational safety resource
that teaches youngsters and
teens how to be safe on the
Internet. NetSmartz was cre-
ated by the National Center
for Missing and Exploited
Children and the Boys &
Girls Clubs of America;
Escape School, a pro-
gram implemented by the
Attorney General's Office in
Florida where experts teach
children how to make smart,
safe choices in potentially
dangerous situation. To date,
the Attorney General's
Office has conducted 25
Escape School programs
around the state attended by
some 4,669 Florida children
*Passage of the Jessica
Lunsford Act, which estab-
lishes longer prison sen-
tences for criminals who
sexually molest children and
requires tracking devices
once they do get out;
ment and prosecution efforts
by Florida criminal justice
agencies, most recently last
week's conviction of a 52-
year-old Orange County
man who tried to use an
Internet chat room to lure a
13-year-old boy in reality,
an undercover officer to his
home to engage in sexual
activity and view child-
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Spelman Students Dispell Myths About Women In Science
In Osaka, Japan, the
Spelman College RoboCup
Soccer Team will go up
against23 other academic
institutions from around the
world that have alsopro-
grammed Sony AIBO robot
(News from Press Release and wire services)
Congressional Black Caucus Applauds
British Prime Minister Tony Blair
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Congressional
SpelBot Robots -Shinese Noble; Karina Liles; Aryen Moore-Alston; Professor Andrew
Williams, Ebony Smith, Brandy Kinlaw, and Ebony O'Neal
ATLANTA, Ga. -
Spelman College students
are defying the myth that
women are not equipped to
be leaders in the sciences.
Countless hours of computer
programming in between
hitting the books have paid
off for these students, who
have earned the College a
coveted spot in an interna-
From July 13-19, 2005,
the all-female team will be
in Osaka, Japan, for
RoboCup 2005, where they
will compete against, 23
other academic institutions
Mayor John -Peyton Invites al! residents of Jacksonville to the
10th Annual Mayor's
Friday, June 24
8 am. to 4:30 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Continental breakfast and roundtable discussions
Luncheon address by Mayor Peyton
Annual awards to neighborhoods,
individuals and businesses
kWorkshops on topics of interest to
More than 100 exhibits,
including "City Hall Way"
Prizes and surprises
All summit activities are free
but pre-registration is required!
Sponsored by the Neighborhoods Department
Information and registration, Neighborhood Services Division:
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from around the world that
have also programmed Sony
AIBO robot dogs.
S The Coca-Cola
'Company is sponsoring the
team to ensure they have the
resources needed to success-
fully compete in this presti-
The Japan competition is
not the first major match the
students have experienced.
The team also participated
for the first time in the third
annual RoboCup U.S. Open
on the campus of Georgia
Tech, May 7-10, 2005.
Spelman was one of
eight U.S. schools compet-.
ing in the tournament's four-
legged league, which uses
Sony AIBO robot dogs. IAi
Japan, Spelman will be only
one of five U.S., teams com-
The others, are Georgia
Tech, University of
Pennsylvania, University of
Texas at Austin, and
Carnegie Mellon University.
The College i's also the
only undergraduate institu-
tion, the only historically
Black college or university
and the only all-women's
institution to qualify for
In preparation for both
RoboCup tournaments, stu-
dents Aryen Moore-Alston,
Brandy Kinlaw, Ebony
Smith, Karina Liles, Ebony
O'Neal and Shinese Noble,
along with Professor
Williams, have written com-
plex algorithms or computer
software programs normal-
ly created by graduate level
students that allow sophis-
ticated Sony AIBO ERS-7
robot dogs to not only play
soccer using fundamental
motions like kicking, pass-
ing and blocking, but to also
make decisions on game
strategy, all without the use
of a remote control.
The result: four Sony
AIBOs programmed to play
a competitive game of soc-
cer against another Sony
AIBO team quite a feat for
a group of Spelman comput-
er science majors who have
researched and studied robot
control systems for less than
Caucus commended British Prime
Minister Tony Blair, today, for his
bold efforts to achieve major deb-
trelief and a significant increase in
aid to Africa.
Blair, who is the host of this
year's G-8 Summit, which is com-
prised of the major eight industri-
alized democracies, has asked the
world's richest countries to make a
Tony Blair $25 billion increase in support for
Africa. "We commend you for
having the wisdom to insist that the risk of increasing aid to
'Africa is worth taking, particularly since the amount of aid
you are proposing can readily be afforded by all Summit par-
ticipants," the CBC said in a letter to Mr. Blair. "We strong-
ly support your efforts to ensure that debt cancellation is a
critical item on.,the agenda during the July G-8 Summit in
President Bush, who was initially cold to the idea, recent-
ly announced that the U.S. will pledge $674 million for
famine relief, which is considerably much less than the
Prime Minister's initial ask. Mr. Bush's explanation: "It
doesn't fit our budgetary process."
The Caucus' letter explains that Africa's debt crisis is the
single biggest obstacle to the continent's development, to the
fight against HIV/AIDS and represents a crippling load. that
undermines economic and social progress. The idea of 100
percent debt relief is not about handouts, but about mutual
interest and mutual security, the Caucus notes.
Noting the urgency and importance of time, the CBC said
that Africa remains the only part of the developing world that
remains no better off than it was, 25-years ago.
Black American For Life Challenges Community
To Organize Pro-Life Events
For Abortion Awareness Week
June is Abortion Awareness Month in the African-
Black Americans for Life is calling upon all of its mem-
bers to take part in the Annual Pro-Life Challenge, during
the month of June.
"Black Americans for Life is challenging all pro-life
organizations to take proactive steps to help stop abortion
now", stated Ms. Gardner.
As part of the Annual Pro-Life Challenge, Black
Americans for Life suggests activities such as ordering liter-
ature or public service announcements their headquarters to
distribute in their local communities, organizing a baby
shower to benefit a Crisis Pregnancy Center, and scheduling
pro-life speakers to address life issues at events and church
"Abortion has a devastating impact on our country and on
the African-American community in particular. It is my sin-
cere hope that through efforts such as the Annual Pro-Life
Challenge, we can bring the horrible truth to members of the
Black community," Gardner said.
African-American women make up only 13.7 percent of
the U.S. population of women of child-bearing age, yet the
abortion rate among Black women is three times higher than
that of White women.
This is no accident- over 70% of all abortion providers
are in minority communities.
To order a 60-second Public Service Announcement or
educational materials to distribute, contact Black Americans
for Life, 512 10th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20004,
202.378.8858, email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
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JUNE 11. 2005
Sunday Carter: Lighting Up Her Space In Hollywood
by Rych McCain
You have seen her in videos for Kanye West and "
Twister, Nelly, Redman, Jadakiss, Methodman and others.
Some of her many guest star appearances on TV include
"The Bernie Mac Show," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," C. |
"One on One" and "The Jamie Foxx Show." She has
graced the big silver screen for Soul Plane (MGM ........
Pictures), State Property (Lions Gate Films) and the list j
goes on. Sunday Carter is the actress we are discussing. .
Carter is a native of Philadelphia, PA. and has a B.A. A
degree in Theater/Film from Temple University and a i
brown belt in karate. Her interest in acting began at a very -
young age. What was she like as a child? .
"I was very eccentric," says Carter. "I always knew I -
wanted to do something in the arts because I was really
weird. I had an imaginary friend named Angela. I would p E
dress up in my grandmother's clothes, put make-up on and C 8
do plays. I was always very independent, so I knew what
I wanted to do when I grew up."
What eventually lead to her becoming a professional
"My parents always had me in something pertaining to
the arts," she responds. "Once my mother saw me putting .i
plays together, dressing up, directing and doing all of this
stuff, she got me involved in acting classes. I also went to w sh d '
etiquette school and played the French horn, the flute, the is v
piano and the violin."
"When I first went to Temple University, I didn't know
what I wanted to study. I started off thinking I wanted to be a nurse or a doctor. Then I was like, this is not
for me, I think I want to try liberal arts. I started to take liberal arts classes and one thing led to another. I
kind of just fell in love with the dramatic side of the acting and I said I want to get a B.A., in this and see
where I go from there. My mother was like 'Oh, no, this,.is not going to work, there is no. future in it.' She
wanted me to have something a bit more stable once I graduated from college. But, I'm the type of person
that always goes against what everybody says that I should do and I do what I shouldn't be doing."
Even though Carter has the solid formal training, she is very level-headed about it. When asked about the
difference between trained and not so trained actors such as singers, rappers and athletes, Carter observes,
"a lot of people are naturally talented. That's nothing that can be taught to you. If you are a natural born actor
who can morph into these different characters, you can't go to drama school because drama school is going
to teach you how to do cold readings and prepare you for auditions and that kind of thing but to actually be
able to make the transition to go into another character, comes from within.
"Either you have it or you don't!" she adds.
Well, she has it and has it all i.e., the talent, the looks, the winning attitude and the training. Carter is cur-
rently writing a book and shooting a new movie that you will be hearing more about.
-- == ==----- -"- "- e-.... Kerry Washington get
starring Angelina Joli
TAVI BuO DASTINc [ Movie Review: Mr. & Mrs
SMr. & Mrs. Smith ***1/2 S
,Fair. *** Good. **** Exce
20th Century Fox
Angelina Jolie is
"' Statuesque. Full,, round lip
O i% 71 If Brad Pitt left Jennifer An
J I ] Mknow why. Clearly in Mr.
forbidden fruit. He takes a bite. He's hooked.
Simon Kinberg's three-act script, with its testy
dialogue, strong characters and fast-forward-
motion plotting gives Jolie, Pitt and director Doug
Liman (The Bourne Identity, Swingers) a tight,
meticulously crafted action/thriller/romance
framework. He wrote the story and they tell it,
flaunting their talent along the way.
As single people, John (Pitt) and Jane (Jolie)
meet in a stressful situation, both are being hunt-
ed and they pretend to be married to ward offtheir Kerry Washington in Mr. & Mrs.
foes. The pretending turns into passion, lust and Smith.
marriage. As suburban newlyweds, both have strong personalities: She's picked new
olive-colored drapes, he doesn't like them: John, "If we don't like the drapes we can take
them back." Jane, "If you don't like them, you can get used to them."
In between the tete-a-tates, John and Jane Smith regularly excuse themselves from
each other's presence and do business. Neither has a clue, but both are paid assassins,
deadly and accurate. Kiss, kiss. Bang, bang.
Slowly, husband and wife discover their hidden professions and mistakenly think each
is trying to eliminate the other. Tension builds, tempers flare and the film finds its stride.
Pitt and Jolie's venom runs deeper than their lust. Evil eyes. Bitter words. Fist fights.
Kicks to the head. Car chases. Gun battles. Not since War of the Roses has a film made
husband and wife strife so deliciously evil. Perfectly choreographed action scenes.
Cheeky dialogue. Pitt and Jolie rev up the emotion. Hate. Murder is on the their minds,
and it's oh so believable. Hard to figure out how a third act will top this one. It doesn't,
Can't give away the ending. Let's just say it drifts into a well-paced series of action
sequences, the Smiths against the world as they ride a tide of blazing guns. Bombs.
Narrow escapes. Deadly consequences. An engaging segment, but it doesn't match the
intense heat of the Smith/Smith friction.
Jolie has been alluring in other movies, but this Smith saga revs up her sex appeal and
shows she can be far deadlier than she is in her Laura Croft movies. Her discrete bed-hop-
ping scenes with Pitt are totally hot and she can throw a very convincing Laila Ali punch.
Pitt was suave in the Ocean's 11 series, and evolved from boy to man in Troy, but this is
the first film in which his two personae meld effectively. He's as magnetic as she. And
she smolders. He brings the heat. The supporting cast stands in their shadow, though
Vince Vaughn makes a charming fool of himself.
Credit director Doug Liman for more than the well-crafted action sequences. He per-
fectly balances the film's romantic/action/thriller/erotic aspects while capturing an on-
screen love affair that rivals Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's antics in Who's Afraid
of Virginia Woolf? Titillation one minute, vicious strife the next. And his violent scenes
depict a brutal artistry reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah (Straw Dogs). Liman is an artisan.
Well shot (Bojan Bazelli cinematographer), edited (Michael Tronick, Beverly Hills
Cop II) and has a musical soundtrack that bumps (John Powell).
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a heart-thumping, handholding, lust-building date movie. See it
and you'll get lucky. Just like Brad Pitt.
A good time can be had by all.
Wassup in Hollywood
by Rych McCain
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin performed at the
McDonald's Gospelfest, held at Madison Square Garden in
New York City. An arrest warrant was issued for singer
Bobby Brown by a Canton, MA., family court Judge after he
was a no show for a child support hearing. We will see what
we will see now that the jury is deliberating the fate of
Michael Jackson. Should you beat this one Mike---grow up
and leave those little boys alone! G Unit's DJ Whoo Kid
continues to snag the hottest celebes to host his mixtapes.
His latest mixtape CD "Hell Up In Hollywood," is hosted by
actress Pamela Anderson and is predicted to burn a hole in
the street bootleg market!
BET Founder and' CEO Robert L. Johnson formally
announced his retirement from the company he founded in
1980, effective January 2006. Debra L. Lee, the current
President and Chief Operating Officer, will replace Johnson
as Chairman and CEO. The WE Network (Women's
Entertainment), premiered "Single In The City," an eight-
part reality show on dating, the "hits and misses." You can
catch the show on Thursdays at 10:pm ET through July 21st.
THE LONGEST YARD (Paramount Pictures/Columbia
Pictures/MTV Films) starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock,
Nelly and Burt Reynolds is a remake of the 1974 classic
with the same name where Burt Reynolds played the role of
quarterback Paul Crewe. In this latest version, Adam Sandler
plays Crewe, a disgraced pro quarterback who was kicked
out of the league for point shaving and ended up in prison for
leading police on a high-speed chase. Once inside, Crewe is
given no choice, by the warden who is politically motivated,
to quarterback a team made up of inmates who will play
against the prison guards in an exhibition football game. The
guards are supposed to win easily as this is only a warm up
game for their annual charity game.
The convicts pull together and all hell breaks loose! Chris
Rock plays the endearing role of "Caretaker," the inmate
with all the hook-ups. Burt Reynolds returns as Coach Nate
Scarborough. Rapper Nelly makes his major film debut as
inmate Megget the convict's star running back and he does a
very convincing job. The rapper showed some serious athlet-
ic skills carrying that ball and acting. This movie should be
a delight for sports enthusiasts who enjoy a laugh
LORDS OF DOGTOWN (Columbia Pictures/TriStar
Pictures). This movie is a true story of a group of teens from
the beach side, run down, ratty streets of "Dogtown," i.e.,
Venice, California, who started off as surfers, switched to
skate boards and gave birth to a revolutionary style of skate-
boarding that became a world wide counterculture phenom-
enon. If you're into skateboarding, wild teen action, rock
music, head-trips and competition, this movie may be your
cup of tea.
ts another chance to shine in Mr. & Mrs. Smith
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Ritz Chamber Players Perform Finale Of 2004-2005 Concert Series
Ritz Chamber Players behind the scenes volunteers,
Carolyn Connie Conway, Clenon King and Linda P.
Florida Star Publisher Clara McLaughlin Criswell and
By Marsha Dean Phelts
The final concert of the
Ritz Chamber Players 2004-
2005 concert series brought
out all time favorite players
on the stage at the Terry
Theatre of the Times-Union
Center for a surperb evening
of strings, woodwinds and a
world renown soprano.
Each piece performed was
indicative of a finale within
itself from Assobio a Jato.
The Jet Whistle notes
made by Demarre McGill's
flute to the strings of Tai
Murray's violin, Ann
Hobson Pilot's harp, and
Jackie Pickett's Bass, the
Ritz Chamber Players were
Each player and score
proved to be an audience
favorite. Additional star
players of the finale concert
included the velvety soprano
soloist Alison Buchanan and
Terrence Wilson who beat
the piano down.
Throughout the night there
were several standing ova-
ti Every concert features
the works of an African
American or Black compos-
er. Classical composer
William Grant Still's (1895-
1978) Ennanga for Harp,
Piano and Strings was fea-
tured, and pleased the
Guests performers of
The Ritz Chamber Players
were artists from the Amelia
Island Chamber Players.
These combined talents
added to the grandness of
James Weldon Johnson Founders Luncheon
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Marsha Dean Phelts, JWJ Founders' Luncheon speaker
with Claude Myers.
By Marsha Dean Phelts
The Florida Star's
Marsha Dean Phelts was the
Keynote luncheon speaker
for the Ninth Annual James
Weldon Johnson Arts and
Cultural Festival on Friday,
June 3 at the Ritz Theatre
and LaVilla Museum.
The Festival that honors
the legacy of Jacksonville's
(James Weldon Johnson)
and his family roots in the
community was founded in
1997 by Matriarch Sharon"
founder of Tots 'N Teens
Phelts spoke on the
Jacksonville: Then and
The presentation was
well received for Phelts
elaborated on little known
facts. 1."On leaving the
church she was politely but
definitely informed that the
St. John's (Episcopal
would prefer to have her
worship the Lord else-
where." Words of James
Weldon Johnson about his
mother Helen Johnson's
experience in the Episcopal
This was in 1869 and in
that same year the Episcopal
Bishop John Freeman Young
ordained and installed Rev.
Joseph R. Love the first
Negro Deacon in the history
of the Florida Diocese at the
same St. John's Episcopal
Church. This was the begin-
ning of the Black Episcopal
Church in the state.
2. John Rosemond
Johnson married his former
piano student Nora Ethel
Floyd a communicant of St.
Philip's Episcopal Church.
They were married on
July 13, 1913 in London's
West Minister Abby. Nora's
father, Captain James
Wendell Floyd was the first
confirmed communicant of
St. Philip's when it was
founded in' 1882.
3. James Weldon
Johnson died as the results
of a broken neck sustained
in a car train accident June
26, 1938 in Wiscassett,
Maine, his cremated remains
were not interred until the
death of his wife, Grace Nail
Johnson thirty eight years
later. James Weldon and
Grace Nail Johnson were
both interred on November
16, 1978 at the Green-Wood
Cemetery, Brooklyn, New
The Honorable Brian
Jordan Davis served as mod-
erator for the panel discus-
sion on James Weldon
Then and Now. Panelists
were Dr. Roy Singleton, Jr.,
Adonnica L. Toler, Janet R.
Johnson and Douglas J.
Jazz singer Alicia Day,
Jazz guitarist Calvin Edwin
Newborn and musician
Betty Bullock presented
For four days speakers,
panelist and entertainers car-
ried out the goals of the
Festival focusing on cultural
diversity and enrichment..
Race relations, performing
and visual arts, health
screenings, public forums,
literature, the John
Rosemond Johnson piano
competition, a heritage tour
and the Blessing of the
Children and Inspiring
Young Minds Day take
The festival is held in
memory of the founder's
son, James Lee Coon, Jr., a
young scholar and the Co-
Founder of Tots 'N Teens
Theatre, Inc. who died in
The sounds and sights of
these two gifted ensembles
sharing the stage demon-
strated the universal com-
mon ground experienced
through music. Amelia
Island Chamber Players in
concert were Christopher
Rex, Beth Newdome,
Suzanne LeFevre, and
The Ritz Chamber
Player's Season Finale hon-
ored Marvyene Betsch for
her unrelenting efforts
towards the preservation and
perpetuation of American
Beach. American Beach an
African American Beach
community on Amelia
Island was founded in 1935W
by the Afro-American Life
Insurance Company of
which Betsch's great grand-
father, A. L. Lewis was one
of seven founders.
Both Betsch, a.k.a. The
Beach Lady and American
Beach celebrated their 70th
Birthday and Anniversary in
June 5, 2005.
42, died June 1, 2005.
BEAN-Timothy D. III,
died June 1, 2005.
BOYD-David S., 65,
died June 2, 2005.
BRITT-Mrs. Winona V.,
died June 2, 2005.
June 1, 2005.
GRANT-Sam, died June
JONES-Frank, died June
78, died June 1, 2005.
Allen, died June 2, 2005.
K., died June 3, 2005.
MOSS-Minnie Lee, died
June 3, 2005.
REED-Miss Jamia, died
June 2, 2005. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
SIMS-Johnnie Mae, .34,
died June 2, 2005. A.B.
Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
Edward, 48, died June 4,
2005. A.B. Coleman
January of 2005.
The Ritz Chamber
Players presented Ms.
Betsch a bouquet at the end
of the concert.
Terrance Patterson is the
mastermind behind the
organization of a Black
chamber music group that
brings its music to world-
Over the last four years,
The Ritz Chamber Players
have offered some of
Jacksonville's richest musi-
cal experiences bringing the
world's leading musical
composers and conductors
to the concert hall at Terry
Theatre on the bank of the
St. Johns River.
The realization of a
world class African
American chamber music
group is the realization of
Terrance Patterson's fondest
dreams. Patterson and the
chamber players want to
share this dream with more
To get in on all of the
concerts scheduled for the
2005-2006 year beginning
December 10, 2005, sub-
scribe today. Please write,
call or email The Ritz
Chamber Music Society,
Inc. Times-Union Center
for the Performing Arts,
300 West Water Street,
Suite 200, Jacksonville
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community
, events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.2
WALKER FAMILY REUNION-The Walker Family
Reunion will be held on June 25, 11:00 a.m. on
Sunbeam Road. Activties include a family barbecue,
fun for the kids, and a video review of family history.
For additional information contact Dolores at 353-
HEALTH SCREENINGS-A series of low cost health
screenings will be conducted June 16-June 18 (10:00
a.m-l:30 p.m. and 2;30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the KMART
located at 5751 Beach Blvd.. A variety of tests will be
offered including Cholesteral, Diabetes, Liver
Function, H. Pylori, Thyroid, PSA, Hemoglobin Alc,
and Blood Type. Most results are available on site.
TRINITY RESCUE MISSION SET TO HOST 4TH
ANNUAL BIKE RIDE FOR THE HOMELESS-
Trinity Rescue Mission is hosting their annual
fundraising bike ride for the homeless, on Saturday,
June 11, at the Jacksonville/Baldwin Rail Trail in
Baldwin. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. the day
of the event. Helmets are required to ride on the trail.
Registration information and directions are available at
trinityrescue.org. New to the ride this year will be live
music featuring the group "Exchanged". To thank their
volunteers and donors, Trinity Rescue Mission will
also provide the annual favorite the BBQ. Volunteers
from Trinity Rescue Mission along with Clara White
Mission's Culinary Arts Program will cook and serve
for the BBQ.
MARCUS STROUD AND KIWAUKEE THOMAS
PRESENT THE ALL-STAR CELEBRITY WEEK-
END TO BENEFIT GEORGIA AND FLORIDA
CHILDREN-NFL Players Marcus Stroud and
Kiwaukee Thomas will have an unforgettable week-
end in Jacksonville. These professional athletes are
hosting an event-filled weekend June 9-12, 2005 with
proceeds to benefit the Thomas Children's Foundation,
Wolfson's Children's Hospital and the I. M. Sulzbacher
Center for the Homeless. Several celebrities and ath-
letes have been invited to help these stars light up the
town for the kids. The 4th Annual All-Star Weekend
will open with a Yacht Party and will include a
Celebrity Basketball Game, Bowling Party, Drill Team
Competition, Celebrity Auction, Pool Party, Comedy
Roast (hosted by Lil'Duval), Charity Benefit Parties
and of course fun on the beautiful beaches of
Jacksonville. Pastor Troy, YoungBloodz, Bun B., Asia,
Ms. Florida, Roland (Lil Duval) Powell, TK, Benjie
Brown, Shorty, Nard, Laveranues Coles, Daunte
Culpepper, Champ Bailey, Plaxico Burress, Takeo
Spikes, Edgerrin James, Santana Moss, Phillip
Buchanon, Adrian Peterson, Rod Gardner, Mark
Roman, Fernando* Bryant, Fred Taylor, Byron
Leftwich, Dez White, Travis Taylor, Rashean Mathis,
Frank Murphy, Danny Clark, Deke Cooper, Randy
McMichael, Mike Peterson, George Foster, Reggie
Williams, Deon Grant, David Young, Quinn Gray,
Earthwind Moreland, Dr. Doom, Q45, 151, T-Roy, X-
rated, Cowboy, Big Bodie, Wiz, Hi-C and a host of oth-
ers. For more information call 323-330-0555.
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Principal Gladly Loses Bet with Students
By Courtney Gaillard, Special to the NNPA from the Chronicle
N.C. (NNPA) YBu
couldn't pay Dion .Fowler -, ,
enough money to spend a
the night atop Gibson .
Elementary School. But in
he and fellow Gibson stu-
dents read enough books
during the school year to
send their principal,
Richard K. Watts, packing
to the roof. --
For -the third year, -
Watts agreed to spend a
night on the roof of the school if his students reached a schoolwide reading goal
which they met and then some.
"I didn't know he was going to do it this year. I thought he was going to stop
because he's getting older," said Dion. The Gibson fifth-grader said he spent the
year reading up on sports and Curious George.
As promised at 2:30 p.m. on May 26, Watts climbed up awobbly yellow ladder
to the top of the school to the delight of many students and parents, who honked
their horns in support of him.
Students generated points for every book they read in order to meet a goal of
20,000 points which was set at the beginning of the school year. Last year, Watts
kissed a pig after students met their reading goal.
"They reached that goal and went beyond 20,000 points," said Judy Williams,
who is no stranger to rooftop camping. The retired teacher and Gibson volunteer
opted not to sleep under the stars this year with Watts and other Gibson staff mem-
Watts also agreed to allow a student from each class to smash a whipped-cream
pie in his face. d
"They want to see those pies in his face, and they want to see him clighb on top
of the roof. They were really reading.E. It's really'a lot of fun. The fun is seeing the
Williams says teachers saw an increase on Gibson students' End of Grade tests
this year as a result of the reading challenge.
"It's always good to help students and come up with some incentive. If they can't
read, what will they be able to do?" said Williams. "They enjoy reading now
because they know they're getting points and (increasing) their percentage of com-
Faculty and staff cheered Watts on as he took 37 pies in the face. The students,
had no mercy on their brave principal, who wore eye goggles along with ear and
nose plugs. After the last pie was delivered, Watts was covered in whipped bream.
More than a dozen faculty and staff members joined him for the night, and he
says h was glad to have some company. Parents and students also brought food
throughout the night to the campers so they would not go hungry.
."All of the research says the more you can comprehend and the more you can
read the better student you are, so it's a good thing," said Watts. "We can only hope
that the love of reading will carry on beyond elementary school to middle school
and high school. It's all for the kids."
Children Are More Than Their Tests
I talked recently with a Black grandmother with a second
grade grandson who asked me to pray for him. He was in the
middle of testing for the week in his exclusive private school
and was stressed out. A smart child, she feared he might not be
the quickest responder on the tests and thought the week-long
process was a lot of pressure for such a young child. He and
shefelt extra pressure because: he was the only Black child in
the room and she did not want him to feel or appear to be
dumb if he didn't do as well as his privileged White peers.
So many children are weighed down by the expectations
and needs of adults good and bad. Parents, teachers and
administrators need to have high expectations for alLchildren
but they also need to be mindful of trying to judge children's intelligence and talents just
on the basis of tests or fit our children into a single label, simple box, and the conven-
ience of school systems. Schools exist to teach and help children learn and develop the
\\hole self: mind, body and spirit. Appropriate tests should identify children's strenths
and weaknesses in order to better help not stigmatize them.
I strongly support holding schools accountable for educating every child and support
the disaggregation of children's academic progress by race and income. But the do or die
testing underway under the No Child Left Behind Act is causing many children great
harm. Too many schools are teaching to the tests rather than teaching to the child. Too
many educators are over labeling children as special needs children to exempt them from
regular testing procedures so their school-will lobk better. Too many children are being
retained in a grade without getting the extra help they need which increases the risk of
them dropping out of school and puts them at greater risk of being sucked into the prison
pipeline, And too many schools are transmitting their fears of being labeled a failing
school if children don't do well on the tests by pushing them out of school for behaviors
that are often a cry for help.,
We need to remember that each child is an individual. Policymakers, parents and
teachers need to see and respect the various ways and paces children learn and develop
even as we try to make sure that they gain, all the basic competencies they need to suc-
ceed in life. Reading, computing, writingg and thinking are crucial but creativity and dif-
ferent talents in our children must also be honored.
I love a wonderful parable I first read in a book by the distinguished Black theologian
Howard Thurman that I found again in an Outward Bound reader. "Once upon a time, the
animals decided they must do something heroic to meet the problems of a 'new world.'
So they organized a school. They adopted an activity curriculum consisting of running,
climbing, swimming and flying. To make it easier to administer the curriculum, all the
animals took all the subjects. The duck was excellent n swimming, in fact better than his
instructor, but he made only passing grades in flying and was very poor in running. Since
he was slow in running, he had to stay after school and also drop swimming in order to
practice running. This was kept up until his web feet were badly worn and he was only
average in swimming. But average was acceptable in school, so nobody worried about
that except the duck. The rabbit started at the top of the class in running, but had a nerv-
ous breakdown because of so much make-up work in swimming. The squirrel was excel-
lent in climbing until he developed frustration in the flying class, where his teacher made
him start from the ground up instead of from the treetop down. He also developed 'char-
lie horses' from overexertion and got C in climbing and D in running. The eagle was a
problem child and was disciplined severely. In the climbing class he beat all the others to
the top of the tree, but insisted on using his ovwn way to get there. At the end of the year
an abnormal eel that could swim exceedingly well, and also run, climb, and fly a little,
had the highest average and was valedictorian. The prairie dogs stayed out of school and
fought the tax levy because the administration would not add digging and burrowing to
the curriculum. They apprenticed their child to a badger and later joined the groundhog
and gophers to start a successful private school."
Is there a lesson here for how we treat our children in too many schools?
Marian Wright Edelman is CEO and founder of the Children's Defense Fund
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Teen Gospel Sensation Kierra 'Kiki' Sheard
Tapped As Spokesman And Celebrity Judge
II11t1 III Julne 011 aJ J1 ltair to ,.- fp ltllO [he fi rojCeC .
JuN intil'N eiulhi track. \, III be largely\ conmprised of
relllln\s froill Sheard's I ( Y)oe 'o I -s one nle\\
FnN, call aI_,o hear Shenid and se\ en or.her
EN II Gopel aitits on the forthconni n, free
Kellogg's promotional C D \o.es of Praise
x \,ithl the i'urchte o three colllpalt\
brands including Keebler. Pop-Tarts.
D, E-'-u o. lheez-lt. Nutrr-Grain. Rice
KrIspies. Nlurra\. Au LIn 11
-orningstar Falmns, FamoIus
Amnos, Carr's Plantation, Read\
S-Crust, and Kashii available in
.June at participating retail
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F resh off her first Do\e Axward at this month's
Gospel NMusic Association Aw\ards (GNIA) shox
in Nash ille TN. ENll Gospel recording artist
Kierra "KiKi"Sheard is preparing for a bus\ spring and
Sheard's Rodne\ Jerkins-produced single "You Don't
Know\." from her chart-topping debut release I (O)\e You.
garnered the Do\e for Urban Recorded Sone of the Year.
Sheard had a big night at the awards shoit
The 17-\ear-old also performed with the Crabb
Family. The GNM Aw\ards air nationally in s\ indication
beginning in mid-June.
The teen gospel sensation, w\ho looks for ard to her
high school graduation i June, x ill -,pend time in the
studio this summer. recording her sophomore release.
due in earl\ 2006.
In the meantime, fans can look forward to Sheard's
remix CD. Just Until The Next Record, which x\ill hit
stores on August 2 Sheard %' ill tra\ el the country begin-
e- .L Kellogg Compani has
celebrir ludge for
I the 1n1 ugural
S; ISin ( Off Youth Choir
Compete I ion.
The company has in itted \ ouith
., +/gospel choir-s across the countrN to lihb-
iy n mit recordings. and a total of 411 groups ill
be selected for semi-final competition in regional
conllests drotlnd the colnntr.
The grand prize %\ inner '. ill perfonn x\ ith Sheard
during her set at Disne\'s Nglit of Jo\ in Orlando on
Sheard \\ill perform at the contest's regional
semi-finals in Detroit on Jul\ I 5. in Chicago on JulI
16. in Dallas on Jul\ 1". in \\Wshinwton. D.C. onI Jul\
22, and Atlanta on Jl 23.
Before tackling spokesperson duties for Kellogg.
Sheard \\ill join her mother. The ('lark Sisters'
Karen Clark Sheard. for a performance at the
Essence NMusic Festi\al Emnpo\ienrment Seminars on
Brentx\ood. Tennessee-based ENII Gospel is a
division of E I Christian Music Group. the %xoild's
largest Christian music organization that also
inclutide, ENII CMIG Label Group. ElNI CMIG
Distribution and EMI CM G Publiihlint'.
It is part of ENMI Group. the \world's largest inde-
pendent musIic company \\ hose other UI.S. labels
include Angel, A.\stral\erks. Blue Note. Capitol.
Capitol Nashillie. EMI Latin. Narada and Virgin
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4-H Youth Board Seeds Community Projects
Central Youth Board in
Dayton, Ohio, a group of
young people charged
with doling out grant
money to worthy commu-
nity youth organizations.
At age 11, Cerenity
may be one of the
youngest of 15 board
members but she takes the
job seriously. "I want to
make sure that someone
will use the money respon-
sibly," she says of the $500
grants that go to such local
projects as a high school
beautification club that
wants to plant flowers and
trees or a dance group's
C CAR EER
I C. C ORNER
By Rose Rennekamp
Dive Into Reading This Summer
What's one of the best ways to prepare for col-
lege? Read, read, then read some more. When you
get bored of watching reruns inside this summer, try
heading outside with a really good book. During the
school year, you may not get to choose what you
want to read and when, but in the summer, it's entire-
ly up to you.Check out what movies are coming out
in the next few months. See if any of them are adapt-
ed from books. Then read the book before heading to
the theater to catch it on the big screen.
This summer, you can catch The Sisterhood of
the Traveling Pants. Or, if you are into Star Wars,
there are plenty of novels based on the movies.
If you like something funny, before The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comes out on video
read the.paperback, then rent it. You can also do that
for some of your favorites already lining the video
store shelves. There are the classics, like Gone with
the Wind or To Kill a Mockingbird, or something
you may not expect, like Shrek. For a detailed list of
movies based on books check out the website:
Some students have particular interests that can
create a love for reading. I work with a man who
was so inspired by the movie Houdini that even at
age 11 he read every book about the legendary magi-
cian that he could get his hands on.
idea for a youth workshop.
Adventure Central, the
4-H youth education and
development center in
Dayton, is one of hundreds
of diverse 4-H Afterschool
facilities across America.
The JCPenney Afterschool
Fund is the national pre-
senting sponsor of 4-H
The seed money for
Cerenity's board comes
from grants to the Dayton
Center from foundations
and corporations that want
to promote youth/adult
partnerships. The Youth
Board, made up of kids
ages 11-17, was created to
find ideal places to distrib-
ute the money. It's one way
4-H touches communities.
Advised by the
Center's director, the board
is learning lessons in phi-
lanthropy and leadership.
The young board members
first designed an applica-
tion and set deadlines for
proposals. Projects, they
said, should involve the
interaction between youth
and adults from non-profit
organizations like schools,
churches and community
Cerenity and her fellow
Or if you're going on a road trip with the family
this summer, an audio book can make the drive go
faster. Choose something you think both you and
your parents would enjoy, and let them'choose a
book or two.
Maybe you can convince your parents to take you
on a short trip close to home in exchange for reading
a book about the subject. A trip to the Mississippi
River is a great way to cap off reading The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
One couple I know encouraged their children to,
read about a foreign country and study the language,
with the reward being a trip to that country the fol-
lowing summer. That's beyond my budget, but it's a
Remember, too, that reading isn't just about
books. Read magazines or newspapers. You can pick
them up at the library, and some you can even read
or subscribe to online. Many public libraries offer
summer reading programs for all ages of young peo-
ple, and some even offer them for adults.
My local library offers prizes and parties for read-
ers who meet certain reading goals. If your library
doesn't offer a program, check online for a library
that does, or see if you can convince your parents to
offer you some incentive.
It's never too late to find a love of reading, and
summer is the perfect time to get started. The books
that are required during the school year can sit on the
shelf for a few months while you dive in to subjects
you really want to read about.
Rose Rennekamp is the vice president of com-
munications for ACT. She is a mom and has a mas-
ter's of education in guidance and counseling. For
more college and career-planning information,
visit www.act.org. Have a question you want
answered in a future column? Send a letter to this
newspaper or e-mail Rose atAskRose@act.org.
4-H members meet weekly
to discuss grant proposals
from a variety of groups
that.want to make a differ-
ence in their urban com-
munity. Then, the board
members decide who gets
programs such as
Adventure Central's Youth
Board are being developed
throughout the 4-H system
across the country, provid-
ing young people with
unique training and expe-
rience in community serv-
ice that will last a lifetime.
"I feel like I am doing
something very important,
and people look up to me,"
Cerenity says proudly.
Chances are, it's just
the beginning of her lead-
ership and. community
wherever life takes her.
Cerenity is one of seven
million kids in 4-H, a com-
munity of young people
across America who are
learning leadership, citi-
zenship and life skills.
To learn more about 4-
H Afterschool or to join 4-
H youth development
clubs and programs, visit
4 HUSA. OR G
may find your own com-
munity of friends in the 4-
comes to making really
big decisions, 4-H member
Cerenity Miller knows
how to be a leader and run
the show. She's a member
of the 4-H Adventure
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Chart Busters by Allan Ornstein
1. "Oh" Ciara Featuring Lidacris (Sho'nuff
MusicLine/LaFace) Last Week: No. 2
2. "We Belong Together" Mariah Carey (Island) No. 3
3. "Hollaback Girl" Gwen Stefani (Interscope) No. 1
4. "Just A Li'l Bit" 50 Cent (Shady Aftermath) No. 4
5. "Lonely No More" Rob Thomas (Melisima) No. 8
6. "What Happens Tomorrow" Duran Duran (Epic) No. 6
7. "Don't Phunk with my Heart" The Black Eyed Peas
(A&M) New Entry
8. "American Baby" Dave Matthews Band (RCA) No. 26
9. "Lonely" Akon (SRC Universal) No. 7
10. "1 Thing" Amerie (Columbia) No. 5
TOP COUNTRY SINGLES
1. "Making Memorie.s of Us" Keith Urban (Capitol) Last
Week: No. 5
2. "My Give a Damn's Busted" Jo Dee Messina (Curb)
3. "If Heaven" Andy Griggs (RCA) No. 3
4. "What's a Guy Gotta Do" Joe Nichols (Universal
South) No. 9
5. "Songs about Me" Trace Adkins (Capitol) No. 6
6 "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do" Dierks Bentley (Capitol)
7. "Homewrecker" Gretchen Wilson (Epic) No. 2
8. "Something More" Sugarland (Mercury) New Entry
9. "That's What I Love about Sunday" Craig Morgan
(Broken Bow) No. 7
10. "It's Getting Better all the Time" Brooks & Dunn
(Arista Nashville) No. 4
TOP DANCE/CLUB PLAY
1. "Here I Am" David Morales With Tamra Keenan
(DMI) Last Week: No. 2
2. "Most Precious Love" Blaze Presents U.D.A.U.F.L.
Featuring Barbara Tucker (King Street) No. 3
3. "I'll Be Your Freak" Norty Cotto Presents Sinsation!
(Definitive) No. 4
4. "Work Out" RuPaul (RuCo) No. 6
5. "It's Like That (D. Morales Remixes)" Mariah Carey
(Island) No. 1
6. "One Word (Cox/Rizzo Mixes)" Kelly Osbourne
(Sanctuary) New Entry
7. "Lift It Up" Inaya Day (Tommy Boy Silver Label) No.
8. "Sorrow" Bobby 0 (Radikal) No. 8
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TELEPHONE THREATS On June 6, 2005, police officer
responded in reference to harassing telephone calls at 2934
Tall Pine Lane. The victim stated that the suspect couldn't
handle the fact that they are no longer together and has been
calling her 30 to 40 times a day. She said that she blocked the
number he was calling from but now fie is calling from a cell
phone. She feels the suspect is living with relatives in St.
Petersburg and during his last call, he stated that he was going
to "put a bullet in her head on June 7, 2005. He added that her
grandson was going to grow up without a grandmother. While
the officers were present, the telephone rang again and the vic-
tim advised that the caller was the suspect. The officer spoke
with a male on the phone that refused to identify himself. The
officer advised the caller to cease calling the victim.
However, the caller called back two more times while the offi-
cer was present. The victim was issued a state attorneys card
and advised what further actions could be taken.
TWO WOMEN BATTLE, ONE FIVE MONTHS PREG-
NANT -An officer was dispatched to 4229 Moncrief in refer-
ence to a battery to a pregnant woman. A 20-year-old female
who stated that she had had an argument with another female
who took her fist and hands.and grabbed and repeatedly hit her
met the officer. While they were fighting the suspect attempt-
ed to kick her in the stomach. When hit, she fell backwards
and the suspect then followed her into the apartment and con-
tinued to batter her. The victim is at least five months preg-
nant and was visibly showing. Two witnesses saw the two
women arguing and then fighting. The victim received minor
scratches to her face, the suspect had no physical signs of
injuries and was arrested and charged with a felony.
RESISTING OFFICER; POSSESSION OF COCAINE
(POWDER OR "CRACK") On June 5, 2005, officers
observed a vehicle backed up into a dead end at 2052 W. 30th
St. The officers observed the suspect outside the driver's door
pulling up his blue jean pants. The suspect had a pair of blue
jean FUBU shorts in his left hand while he was pulling up his
pants. When asked what he was doing, the suspect said that
the witness had thrown up on his pants and that is why he was
changing ihem. The witness said that she did not know the
suspect's name and was therefore detained in the back seat of
the patrol vehicle. The suspect said the car he was driving was
rented. The driver's door remained opened and the officers
observed loose marijuana and two pieces of crack cocaine in
plain view. When the suspect realized the officers had seen
the drugs, he started to flee on foot. He was given several
commands to stop but continued running eastbound through a
heavily wooded area but kept tripping and falling down. He
was finally caught, had a brief struggle; read his rights and
asked, since he was bleeding, if he had HIV or Hepatitis. The
suspect said he had been tested positive for Hepatitis "C",
while he was in prison. Jax Fire/Rescue was called to the
scene to treat the suspect. The suspect's shorts were searched
and a crack pipe, brillo and push rod were discovered in the
left front pocket. The suspect stated that he has been hooked
on crack for about twenty years. He was arrested.
MONEY GIVEN FOR AIRLINE TICKETS An officer
was called to 9148 13th Avenue by the victim who stated that
she gave money to the suspect at 9104 Tamworth Rd. to pur-
chase two airline tickets former. The victim stated that the sus-
pect told her that she worked for Prime Flight Aviation, a sub-
contract company for SouthwestAirlines and could get her air-
line tickets at a discount. When the victim asked for her tick-
ets. the suspect told her that her supervisor had them. The vic-
tim soon learned that the suspect had not \worked for the com-
pan\ since October 2004. The victim said that she had
received an airline confirmation number but had not received
a written receipt or an\ other paper\ ork. The Airport police
advised the victim to make a police report. She had met the
suspect at a family-o0wned restaurant several years ago but this
was the first time she had given the suspect money for an air-
line ticket. The victim was provided with a state attorney card
for further prosecution.
CLOTHES, INCLUDING FUR, WAS THROWN. IN
DUMPSTER An officer was dispatched to 3160 Division
Street in reference to a dispute and met with the victim who
stated that she walked to the location where her former room-
mate (suspect) assaulted and battered her at the residence they
had shared until the day before, to retrieve.her belongings.
The \ victim stated that the suspect would not allo( her in the
residence and had throw n all or her property in the dumpster
to force her out of the apartment because he wanted someone
else to move in. The victim stated that the suspect became
angry and struck her on the right side of her face with an open
hand. She said that the suspect is a disabled veteran and does
not take his prescribed medications.. She said the suspect is
abusing drugs and gets them from the male that he wants to let
move into the apartment because he is a homosexual. The
victim said that she could not retrieve her belongings
from the dumpsters because they were now co\ ered
\with insects. The suspect was given a state attorney's
card. The suspect could not be reached.
Your Weekly Horoscope
(JUNE 11, 2005-JUNE 17, 2005)
ARIES (March 21 to
April 19) You
pick up a finan-
cial tip this week
quite by accident.
It's good advice too. If you
apply this knowledge cor-
rectly, You can profit from
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) You're challenged
your thinking is
sharp, so you deal
with this quite well. Later in
the week, you'll be champ-
ing at the bit for some night
GEMINI (Ma) 21 to
June 20) You
need to be patient
this week with
authority., While you have
some great ideas, the early
part of the week isn't good to
impart them. Later, this per-
son will be much more
CANCER (June 21 to
July 22) Real estate trans-
actions, or any
other buying and
are favored .this
week. Take full advantage of
this. However, remember
that honesty is the best poli-
cy if you're the seller.
LEO (July 23 to
August '22) You have a yen
to express your-
self creatively this
week. Tap into .,..
this, even though
you may feel somewhat self-
indulgent. Over the week-
end, going out is better than
inviting people over.
VIRGO (August 23
to September 22) Your
judgment is right
on the mark this
you isn't sincere. You are
right to distrust this person.
23 to October
22) Love rela-
week. The two of you reach
a new, mutually satisfying
understanding. Later in the
week, you may find yourself
scrambling to get work
23 to November 21)
You're liable to be
week of incompe-
However, you have the abil-
ity, to lead by example.
Patience will go a long way.
21) You're think-
ing twice about a
commitment you made
financially. Perhaps it's best
to seek out the advice from
an expert in this area. It's
never too late to change your
to January 19)
and drive spur
you to greater heights this
week at work. Bigwigs take
notice, but this takes place
behind the scenes. Over the
weekend, social interests are
(January 20 to
February 18) ,
Plans you make
this week bode
well for your future.
Whether business or person-
al, things are going your
way. Later in the week, you
experience some restless-
19 to March 20) You and
a friend see eye to
eye this week,
which isn't always'
the case. Enjoy
this renewed camaraderie.
Man Delivers Pizza After
Being 'Shot In Leg
TAMPA, Fla. A robbery attempt by a masked man
and a gunshot wound to the leg didn't stop a pizza deliv-
ery man from making his rounds, pies in hand.
Thomas Stefanelli, 37, said dedication to his job at
Hungry Howie's Pizza kept him on the job after a strug-
gle with a robber Saturday night left him bleeding from
a bullet wound in his left thigh.
Stefanelli arrived at a home only to realize it was
vacant, police said. The masked man approached
Stefanelli, pointed a gun and demanded money.
Stefanelli said he fought with the man, and two shots
were fired. One hit Stefanelli, but he did not immediate-
The shooter eventually fled with a second man.
"They figured they were going to make an easy mark
by robbing a pizza delivery person," said police
spokesman Joe Durkin.
Stefanelli finally noticed his wound. His cell phone
wasn't working, so he drove to his next delivery address,
dropped off the pie and called his boss to ask him to call
Stefanelli went on to, make three more deliveries.
"It bled a little bit, not much," he.said.
He was treated and released from a hospital.
No arrests have been made, but police have identified
several suspects, Durkin said.
Homeless Florida Man Accused In Parking Scam
DESTIN, Fla. A homeless man is facing a possible
prison term for allegedly charging tourists $5 to park in
a free lot during the busy Memorial Day weekend.
Bruce Lee Thompson, 57, was held Monday at the
Okaloosa County jail.in Crestview on $2,000 bail.
He has a July 19 court date on charges of obtaining
property .by impersonation, theft and a licensing viola-
If convicted, penalties could range from probation to
more than five \ ears in prison.
The unemployed man setup a sign advertising "party
.parking." according to his arrest report.),
"It's totally ridiculous," said Beverly Canady of The
Finishing Touch, a store in the small shopping center
where Thompson put up his sign. "We don't mind people
parking here, but you just don't come literally off the
street and charge people to park."
Canady said the center has an unspoken agreement
that customers of a nearby restaurant can use the lot at
night. She said she pulled beside Thompson on the night
of May 28 to ask him what was going on.
"He said. he watched the parking lot fill up the night
before and said it looked like a good way to make
money," Canady said.
A deputy.told Thompson to stop but caught h n col-
lecting a parking fee an hour later, the report said.
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SAN ANTONIO Few
teams in the last two decades
have been more fundamen-
tally sound or defensively
superb, than the, San
Antonio Spurs and the
Detroit Pistons, who have
won the league's last two
titles between them.
They're back in the
NBA Finals again, starting
with Game 1 on Thursday
night, both looking to estab-
lish a burgeoning dynasty
while their flashier rivals
watch from their couches.
The matchup might not
exactly be riveting to the
average fan, but downtown
San Antonio is abuzz with
excitement, and the players
are anticipating a fitting end
to two successful seasons
built on hard work,
resilience and experience.
"It's going to take a ...
effort, to compete against
them," San Antonio's Bruce
Bowen said Tuesday. "You
have to respect them.
They've just come through
a tremendous series,
they're defending champions
and they deserve all the
credit they're receiving right
The Pistons practiced in
San Antonio on Wednesday,
less than 48 hours after out-
lasting the Miami Heat in
the seventh game of the
Eastern Conference finals.
The Spurs, who steamrolled
the Phoenix Suns and
their up-tempo approach in
the West finals, spent the
weekend waiting for an
The star-powered Heat
and the high-flying Suns
represented two alternatives
to the approach taken by
Pistons coach Larry Brown
and San Antonio's Gregg
Popovich, two close friends
who worked together with
Both coaches based their
teams on the mix of defense
and teamwork that continu-
ally trumps offense-first
strategies in this league.
They were the league's
two best defensive clubs
during the regular season,
both holding opponents
under 90 points per game.
Bowen and Detroit's Ben
Wallace are widely consid-
ered the two best defen-
sive stoppers in the league,
and five players from the
two clubs made the NBA's
top two All-Defensive
"It's going to ,be very
tough to score, we all know
that," said San Antonio's
Manu Ginobili, who's enjoy-
ing a breakout postseason.
"It's not going to be 110- (or)
ESPN Won't Be Part Of Coaches Poll
ESPN is the second ly rankings., the final ones. USA Today
major news organization to The cable sports net- will continue running the
say it didn't want to be a part work said it no longer want- poll, which helps determine
of the college football ed its name attached to the who plays for the national
coaches' poll Bowl rankings unless all ballots championship.
Championship Series' week- were made public, not just In December, The
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Associated Press told the
BCS to stop using its media
poll in its weekly formula.
"Coaches have the per-
fect right to conduct their
voting the way they see fit,"
said Vince Doria, ESPN's
vice president and director
of news. "We just feel, in our
best interests here, we
couldn't reconcile having
our name on the poll and
being able to cover any con-
troversy that might arise."
Unlike the AP voters, the
coaches' ballots have always
been secret. ESPN asked
this year that they be public,
but the coaches agreed only
for the final regular-season
poll. Doria said ESPN want-
ed it for the entire year.
The AP poll and the
ESPN/USA Today coaches'
poll had been the major
components of the BCS
However, the AP said
such use was never sanc-
tioned and had reached the
point where it threatened to
undermine the independence
and integrity of its poll.
ESPN had sponsored the
coaches' poll with USA
Today since 1997.
Ex-Baylor Player Pleads
Guilty In Teamamte's Murder
WACO, Texas -
Carlton Dotson, a former
Baylor basketball player
pleaded guilty to killing
Dotson, whose trial
was scheduled to begin
Monday, did not enter
into a plea agreement
with prosecutors. The 23-
year-old faces from five
years to life in prison on
the murder conviction. .of I cE
Sentencing was set for Carlton Dotson
Dotson did not speak during the brief hearing other
than one-word answers to questions from state District
Judge Ralph Strother.
Dennehy, 21, had been missing about six weeks when
his body was found in a field a few miles from the Baylor
campus in July 2003. He had been shot twice in the head.
Dennehy's death sparked a scandal in the Baylor bas-
ketball program that led to the resignations of head coach
Dave Bliss and athletic director Tom Stanton and self-
imposed sanctions that included a ban from postseason
competition in 2003-04.
Deion Sanders Passes
Physical Signs One-Year
Deal With Ravens
OWINGS MILLS, Md. Deion Sanders passed his phys-
ical and signed a one-year, $1.5 million con-
tract with the Baltimore Ravens.
-; Sanders, who returned to football with the
Ravens last season after three years out of the
game, attended practice earlier Wednesday but
I .' N. didn't participate as he hadn't yet been med-
t He underwent surgery in the offseason on
one of the toes on his left foot. His return to
Sthe team was delayed for several days while
Deion his orthopedic surgeon in New York examined
Sanders Sanders and reviewed the results of an MRI of
The seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback, who will turn 38
on Aug. 9, could earn as much as $4 million if playing-time
incentives are triggered.
Sanders, playing primarily as a nickel back, finished sec-
ond on Ravens last year with three interceptions. He was
limited to nine games because of his toe and hamstring
1. How many games did the Minnesota Twins take
to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1987 World
2. What four women won all the Wimbledon singles
titles from 1978 to 1988?
3. What Winter Olympic team's win prompted vio-
linist Alexander Schneider to interrupt his Lincoln
Center show to announce the news?
4. What linebacker was the New York Giants' first
choice in the 1981 NFL draft?
5. What was Trevor Baxter riding on when he
jumped over a bar 5'5" high, in 1982?
6. What Heisman Trophy winner returned his first
NFL kickoff for a touchdown?
7. For what European country did Yvonne van
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8. How many NBA titles did K.C. Jones win during
his five years coaching the Boston Celtics?
9. What infraction did major league pitchers commit
416 times during the first 544 games of the 1988 sea-
10. With how many consecutive defeats did Larry
Holmes end his boxing career?
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The Joseph E.
Closing the Gap, Bringing Our Community Together
Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Honorable Alphonso Jackson,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing
& Urban Development
The Honorable Alphonso Jackson, Secretary,
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Secretary Alphonso Jackson is guiding the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) in its mission of providing affordable hous-
ing and promoting economic development, an
assignment to which he brings more than 25 years of
direct experience in both the private and public sec-
tors. In nominating Jackson, President George W.
Bush chose a leader with a: strong background in
housing and community development, expertise in
finance and management, and a deep commitment
to improving the lives of all Americans.
Alphonso Jackson first joined the Bush
Administration in June of 2001 as HUD's Deputy
Secretary and Chief Operating Officer. As Deputy
Secretary, Jackson managed the day-to-day opera-
tions of the $32 billion agency and instilled a new
commitment to ethics and accountability within
HUD's programs and among its workforce and grant
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed
Jackson as the nation's 13th Secretary of HUD on
March 31, 2004. Immediately preceding his
appointment at HUD, Jackson served as President of
American Electric Power-TEXAS, a $13 billion
utility company located in Austin, Texas.
From January 1989 until July 1996, Secretary
Jackson was President and CEO of the Housing
Authority of the City of Dallas, Texas, which consis-
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tently ranked as one of the best-managed large-city
housing agencies in the country during his tenure.
Prior to that, Secretary Jackson was Director of the
Department of Public and Assisted Housing in
Washington, D.C., and also served as Chairperson
for the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land
In 1977, Jackson became the Director of Public
Safety for the City of St. Louis. Jackson also served
as executive director for the St. Louis Housing
Authority, a director of consultant services, for the
certified public accounting firm of Laventhol and
Horwath-St. Louis, and special assistant to the chan-
cellor and assistant professor at the University of
Secretary Jackson holds a bachelor's degree in
political science and a master's degree in education
administration from Truman State University. He
received his law .degree from Washington
University School of Law.
An expert on public housing and urban issues,
Jackson has been asked to serve on a number of
national and state commissions, most notably the
General Services Commission of the State of Texas,
where he served as Chairman; the National
Commission on America's Urban Families, and the
National Commission on Severely Distressed Public
Housing. Secretary Jackson has also lent his expert-
ise to numerous nonprofit and corporate boards.
Secretary Jackson and his wife Marcia are the
parents of two grown daughters.
R2 FAMOUS REPUBLICANS
Mary McCloud Bethune
Civil and women's rights activist, educator and
founder of Daytona Normal and Industrial
S-.. Training School for Negro Girls in 1904. In 1923
S.,,. the school merged with the Cookman Institute for
Men and became Bethune-Cookman- College.
.... In 1986, Cain was appointed President of then
financially troubled Godfather's Pizza chain. In 14
months, the chain regained profitability and in
1988, he led his executive team in a buyout of the
company from Pillsbury. Cain is a past Director,
CEO and President of the National Restaurant
S' Association. Cain is a former Chairman and
City 199 t9 Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas
City form 1992 to 1996. He now hosts a syndicated radio talk show.
Mayor Joe Celestin
North Miami Beach 1Mayor is Haitian born and the
first black to be elected to a large city Mayor in the
state. Mr. Celestin is a certified land engineering
contractor and a state certified general builder,
project manager as well as state certified in busi-
ness and finance.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
A veteran of Vaudeville, Broadway, motion pic-
tures Las Vegas shows and television, Mr. Davis is
considered to have been the world's greatest enter-
tainer. He thrilled millions of fans worldwide for
over 50 years with his dancing, singing and acting.
Born to a slave mother and a white father he never
knew, Douglas grew up to become leader in the
abolitionist movement, an advisor to President
Lincoln and the first black citizen to hold high
ranik (US Minister & Counsel General to Haiti) in
the US government.
Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs
Gibbs was the first African-American to serve on
the Florida Cabinet when Governor Harrison Reed
chose him as Secretary of State in 1868. He served
as Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1873
and established the state's first public school sys-
tem. He was instrumental in introducing the bill
that established Florida A&M University.
James Weldon Johnson
Jacksonville native son, poet, author, teacher,
songwriter and civil rights activist, Johnson was
the son of a headwaiter and Florida's first female
black public school teacher. He wrote the lyrics
for "Lift Every Voice and Sing" the "Negro
*.- : Dr. Alveda King
.,. Daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev A. D.
King, and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
Alveda C. King founded King for America, Inc.
"to assist people in enriching their lives spiritually,
.* -' personally, mentally and economically."
"Only in America" boxing promoter extraordi-
naire, he has been involved in well over a billion
dollars in fight purses.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King was the leading civil rights advocate of
the 20th century. His non-violent movement dur-
S.. ing some of the most turbulent times in our coun-
S.. try's history initiated freedom s and advances for
African-Americans. His willingness to suffer
"' beatings, incarceration and other humiliations
strengthened the resolve of many oppressed from Jim. Crow laws in the South.
This led to his receiving a Novel Peace Prize, among his awards.
Joseph E. Lee
Lee, one of Florida's most distinguished adopted
sons, began to practice law following receiving his
\ Law Degree from Howard University in 1873. He
was the third black lawyer in Florida. In 1874 he
was elected to the Florida House of
Representatives, serving for six years before being
elected to the State Senate in 1880 for one term. The Republican Party nomi-
nated Lee as a delegate to the Florida Constitutional Convention of 1885. In
1888, Lee was elected as Florida's first black Municipal Judge, defeating two
white candidates for the post.
First School Superintendent ever to serve as
Secretary of Education. His vast experience as a
practitioner from the blackboard to the board-
room paid off during the long hours of work
needed to pass President George Bush's 'No Child
Left Behind Act' of 2001.
Dr. Condoleeza Rice
Dr. Rice became the 66th Secretary of State on
January 26, 2005. Prior to becoming Secretary of
State, Dr. Rice served as the National Security
Advisor to the President. Before joining the gov-
-. ernment, Dr. Rice served as the Stanford
'University Provost, responsible for $1.5 billion
annual budget, 1,400 faculty members and 14,000
students. She previously was a professor of political science. She served in the
1st Bush Administration as Senior Director of Soviet & East European Affairs.
In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign
Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff. She earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi
Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her master's from the
University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D_ from the Graduate School of
International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. She is a Fellow of the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded honorary doc-
torates from Morehouse College, the University of Alabama, the University of
Notre Dame, the National Defense University, the Mississippi College School
of Law, the University of Louisville and Michigan State University. She has
served on boards of many on the country's major corporations and charitable
foundations. She resides in Washington, D.C.
FAMOUS REPUBLICANS R3
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f Maryland, Lt. Governor
Steele earned a place in history when in January
1 2003 he became the first African American elected
.. to statewide office and the first ever Republican
!i .Lieutenant Governor in Maryland. In Dec 2000,
Mr. Steele became the first-ever African-American
to be elected Chairman of a state Republican Party. Mr. Steele also served as a
member of the Executive Committee of the Republican National Convention.
This Hall of Fame member joined the Pittsburg
Steelers in 1974 just as they were embarking on a
winning binge that produced six straight AFC
SCentral Division titles and four Super Bowl wins
.: '. vin six years. A former USC All-American, Swan
was the Steelers' #1 draft pick in the 1974 NFL
-,' Draft and was a 3-time Pro bowler and Most
Si -Valuable Player in Super Bowl X.
Judge Clarence Thomas
"-: '"!. -..Justice Thomas is the youngest Justice on the cur-
rent Supreme Court and probably it's most contro-
versial. Raised by his grand parents in Savannah,
GA, future Justice Thomas enrolled in the semi-
-' nary to prepare for the priesthood. After leaving
:.."' the seminary, he enrolled at Holy Cross, where he
graduated cum laude with a degree in English. He
then graduated from Yale Law School where-he
focused his studies on tax and anti-trust law. After law school he joined
Missouri Attorney General John Danforth's staff. He later served in various
positions in President Reagan's administration. In 1990 President George H.W.
Bush appointed him to the US Court of Appeals. He was appointed to the
Supreme Court the following year
Josiah T. Walls
An African-American soldier, teacher and politician,
Walls was the first African-American elected to
Congress from Florida. His district represented Duval
County and other parts of North Florida.
General Colin Powell
From humble beginnings, this son of immigrants
rose to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Secretary of State, advisor to Presidents, a diplo-
mat, soldier and author. Now a much in demand
speaker, General Powell serves on the Boards of
some of the leading companies in America.
A. Phillip Randolph
Black labor movement leader, founder of the
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Jacksonville
native, and later a key figure in the civil rights
movement. Randolph believed the key to black
progress rested in the black working class. Thus,
throughout his life he worked to help the black
working class end racial discrimination.
Hall of Fame member who broke baseball's 'color
barrier' becoming the first black player in the
major leagues; chosen for his cool intelligence and
high level of skill.
Eartha MM White
The "Angel of Mercy" was the daughter of a for-
mer slave, Clara White. Eight years after her
mother's death in 1920, Ms White started a
Jacksonville institution, the Clara White Mission,
the "Miracle on Ashley Street" to carry on the
good works her mother began.
Carter G. Woodson
Known as the Father of Black History, Woodson is
noted for establishing February as Black History
Month. His lifetime research involved studying
the history and culture of African people and cre-
ating venues to share this knowledge.
Good government is based
upon the individual and that
each person's ability,
dignity, freedom, and
responsibility must be
honored and recognized.
Booker T. Washington
Rising up from slavery and illiteracy he became
the foremost educator and leader of black
Americans at the beginning of the 20th century.
He was the principal founder of the Tuskegee
An Oscar winner and is thought to be one of the
finest actors of our generation. His diverse range
of roles has shown him to be one of Hollywood's
most highly talented leading men.
Commissioner Michael Williams
AF. Initially appointed the Texas Railroad Commission
by former Gov George W. Bush in 1998 to fill an
-4 .. unexpired term. His fellow commissioners elect-
-. ed Williams Chairman in Sept 1999. He has twice
been re-elected and will. serve until 2008.
-- Williams is the first African American in Texas
history to hold a statewide executive post.
._5 Julius Caesar "JC" Watts
"JC" Watts was first elected to represent the fourth
district of Oklahoma in the US House of
Representatives in 1994 with 52% of the vote. He
S ..won re-election in 1996 with 58%, 1998 with 62%
and in ,2000 with 65%. He became Chairman of
.;;. :.',!:" GOPAC in March 2003 following an outstanding
career in public service. He serves on the Board of Representatives of the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Oklahoma and has been a leader for groups
such as the Orphan Foundation of America and the Boy Scouts of America.
Watts also travels across the nation as a guest preacher.
R4 FAMOUS REPUBLICANS-LOCAL HEROES
Representative Jennifer Carroll Arthur Graham
Florida House of Representatives District 13 District 13
At Large, Group 5
Rep. Carroll is the first African-American
Republican female elected to the Florida
Legislature. She was also the first African-
American appointed as Secretary of the Florida
Department of Veterans' Affairs. Rep. Carroll
quickly ascended into leadership positions.
During her first year she was appointed as the
Deputy Majority Leader and currently serves as
a Majority Whip. She was successful in passing
legislation that created the Martin Luther King,
Jr. license plate. Rep Carroll was also instru-
mental in acquiring nearly $1 million to fund the
Black Male Explorers. Historically black col-
leges and university throughout the state admin-
ister this mentoring service to prepare at risk
minority high school male students for second-
ary education. Rep Carroll serves on the Ethics
& Elections Committee, Business Regulation
Committee, Finance & Tax Committee, Growth
Management Committee. She is retired from
the U.S. Navy, married and has three children.
Prior to serving on the Jacksonville City
Council, Art Graham served on the Jacksonville
Beach City Council from 1998-2002. He has used
his business and engineering skills to help the city
evaluate and complete many projects in this grow-
ing community. He was active in the creation of the
Community Response Team, and he supports the
Zero Tolerance policy, which helped us regain our
control of our beaches and protects the security of
Art Graham leads an engineering team and
manages over $40 million worth of raw materials.
He is experienced in facility planning, system
upgrading and maintenance. He also deals daily
with cost-benefit analysis of capital improvements.
Art graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in
Chemical Engineering. Art grew up in a military
family 'and traveled extensively throughout the
United States for his first 26 years, settling in
Jacksonville in 1990.
Art Graham's proven skills as an engineer, busi-
nessman, and community leader will serve
Jacksonville well as it addresses the upcoming
issues of the Better Jacksonville Plan, education,
and other opportunities.
Transportation, Environment and Energy (Chair)
Recreation & Community Development (Vice-Chair)
Land Use & Zoning
Government Performance, Audit, Technology & Education
Other Council Duties
Waterways Commission (Vice-Chair)
Special Committee on Super.Bowl Issues
Council Liaison to the Jacksonville Electric Authority
Community and Civic Activities
Board of Directors, First Coast Crimestoppers
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Jacksonville (Class of 2001)
Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI)
Board of Directors, American Cancer Society
Director, Jacksonville Beach Rotary
First Baptist Church, Jacksonville Beach
Citizens' Police Academy
Citizens' FBI Academy
Team Leader for the Jacksonville
Beach Sunshine Park
Jacksonville Rugby Team
Arthur Graham can be reached at (904)
630-1397 or ArtG@coj.net.
Ms. Johnson is a native of Jacksonville and has
always called it home. She taught many years in
the Duval County School system. When she fin-
ished teaching, she received an Honorary Life
Membership from the Florida Parent/Teacher
Glorious received her Bachelor Degree from
Jacksonville University in Music as a concert
pianist, her first Master Degree was from Nova
University in School administration and
Supervision; and her second Master Degree came
from Teachers College/Columbia University
majoring in Educational
Ms. Johnson was elected in 2003 in a close
citywide election to fill the seat vacated by the first
African-American Republican female member, Dr.
Gwen Chandler-Thompson. Ms. Johnson is a life-
long educator, musician and community activist.
One of. the more popular members of the City
Council, she has been a tireless worker for issues
affecting the black community.
Chairperson, Value Adjustment Board
Transportation, Environment and Energy (Vice-Chair)
Public Health, Safety and Utilities
Recreation & Community Develop. Rules
Military Affairs & International Development
Council Liaison to the Jacksonville Children's Commission
Mayor's Domestic Violence Task Force
Community and Civic Activities
Vice Chair, Fla Association of Counties Urban Caucus
Member of the Board of Directors of the First Coast
Family Center (child abuse prevention)
Member of the Board of Directors of Book Source, Inc.
Member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Center
Member of the Board of Directors of Gateway
First Coast Federated Republican Women
Republican Women's Club of Duval Federated
The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa-Alpha
Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society
Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music Organization
The Professional Women's Advisory Board
Westside Republican Club
Joseph E. Lee Republican Club
Mothers Against Destruction-Defending Against Drugs
and Social Disorder (MADDADS MOMS)
Member of the Character Counts Board
Glorious can be reached at (904) 630-1387